This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 CHATHAM, Va. - The land came first, 5,557 acres of forest purchased two years after the Revolutionary War by a Virginia slaveholder and future congressman. The mansion came next - a symbol of fortune and power built by enslaved workers, who spent seven years assembling the stately home brick by brick until it was finally finished in 1825. "It's been occupied by a Walter Coles and his wife ever since then," says the latest Walter Coles - the fifth of that name - as he sits in the same parlor his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather all sat in before him, recounting the history of Coles Hill as his predecessors look down from portraits on all four walls. Coles, 84, is one of countless Americans who still benefit from the wealth accumulated by America's 18th- and 19th-century slaveholders. And his … [Read more...] about Their wealth was built on slavery. Now a new fortune lies underground.
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The ugly first quarter of the 2022-23 season for the Houston Rockets arguably hit a low point in Wednesday's 120-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Houston's second straight double-digit defeat in Denver wasn't even as close as the final score indicated, as Stephen Silas's squad trailed 44-24 after the first 12 minutes and by as many as 33 late in the second quarter. Two nights after being diced by Nikola Jokić in a blowout loss, the Rockets came out listless Wednesday night. "I haven't been disappointed with our readiness ... pretty much all season," Silas told the media in Denver postgame. "Against teams like this, you can’t just ease into these games. You’ve got to come in with a defensive mindset, a hard-play mindset, a together mindset. I was disappointed with how we began the game. "If you start like that, it's hard to win." Twitter — ATTSportsNetSW Twitter Rockets point guard Kevin Porter Jr. also referenced the Rockets' lack of "readiness" postgame. … [Read more...] about Rockets’ Stephen Silas ‘disappointed’ by readiness after blowout loss
The celebrity comeback has become a cliche in recent years - an expected stop on the trolley car of fame, a required slide in a talent manager's PowerPoint presentation. Comebacks rely on our nostalgia but, even more, on the entertainment industry's need to fill endless hours of programming time. They're business now. Then there's the return of Brendan Fraser. This one feels good. This one feels personal. Fraser plays a very big man in a little movie called "The Whale," which opens in theaters Dec. 9. When it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, the actor received an eight-minute standing ovation that left him and the audience in tears. Best actor trophy talk immediately ensued, and three months later he's still the bookmaker's choice, in part because no one outside festival audiences has seen "The Whale" and in part because everyone seems happy to have Brendan Fraser back. Which prompts a question: Why? He never actually went away. The truth is that we've come … [Read more...] about Brendan Fraser’s comeback says less about him than it says about us
In their first season as team mates last year, newcomer Carlos Sainz Jnr surprisingly out-scored incumbent Charles Leclerc. The latter flipped the result this season. Was this a case of ‘normal service resumed’? Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Not quite. Indeed, 2022 was arguably a more promising campaign for Sainz on the whole, even taking his early setbacks into account. He was never able to make up the deficit which grew as he acclimatised to the F1-75, but ended the season looking much more of a match for his team mate. While Leclerc and the F1-75 clicked immediately, Sainz couldn’t get comfortable at the limit in the car. They finished one-two at the season opener, but Leclerc was far ahead of his team mate when the Safety Car came out. A spate of errors compromised four consecutive difficult races for Sainz. He spun out lap two in Melbourne, crashed out even earlier at Imola along with Daniel Ricciardo, hit the wall again during practice in Miami … [Read more...] about Leclerc asserts his supremacy but Sainz’s improving form should concern him · RaceFans
Haas principal Guenther Steiner believes that rather than adding more grands prix, Formula 1 should make sprint races more frequent. 2021 was the first time that Formula 1 introduced sprint races into the race weekend format, adding a 100km race on a Saturday at three rounds of the season, forming the grid for Sunday’s main grand prix. Traditional qualifying came forward to Friday to determine the sprint grid. Two sprints have been staged so far in 2022, the third and final scheduled for the Sao Paulo GP, but from 2023 this number will increase to six, while the calendar expands to a record 24 grands prix . Steiner referenced that Formula 1’s CEO Stefano Domenicali has declared 24 as the maximum Formula 1 is willing to expand to, but the Haas boss explained why this does not mean that the race count cannot still rise. That is because Steiner does not see why the sprint race expansion needs to stop at six. “I think Stefano said it, the limit is 24,” Steiner stated, as per … [Read more...] about Guenther Steiner calls for more sprint races, rather than grands prix