News Marshall moved to New York in 1981, where he had latterly painted murals

Austin John Marshall, record producer, folk-revival ideas man, lyricist and songwriter, performance poet and muralist, created, nurtured or acted as cultural midwife to many strands of art. His fingerprints are all over Shirley Collins & Davy Graham's folk roots, new routes, Shirley & Dolly Collins' magnum opus Anthems in Eden, Ultravox!'s pre-Midge Ure incarnation Tiger Lily and English songwriter Steve Ashley's groundbreaking Stroll On. He also contributed footage to Peter Neal's Jimi Hendrix film Rainbow Bridge (1972) and to the Incredible String Band's film Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending (1970).

Panamanian workers stand on top of sacks of sugar inside a container aboard a North Korean-flagged ship at the Manzanillo International container terminal on the coast of Colon City, Panama

Live ammunition found on North Korean ship held in Panama

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Emirates Team New Zealand, right, and Luna Rossa Challenge race towards the second turning mark as they compete in a seven-leg course in the first race of Round 5 of the Louis Vuitton Cup

Kiwis opt out of further racing and choose direct route to Louis Vuitton Cup final

The Kiwis have chosen to bypass the semi-final stage of the Louis Vuitton Cup elimination trials to challenge for the America’s Cup. By winning the preliminary round robin, Emirates Team New Zealand exercised its right to choose between selecting a semi-final opponent or going direct to the final.

New Zealand completed the 15.43-nautical-mile course in 46 minutes, 53 seconds

Emirates Team New Zealand secure Louis Vuitton Cup finals spot

Job done. Emirates Team New Zealand’s demolition of Italy’s Prada-backed Luna Rossa means that the Kiwis have already secured one of the finalist slots in the challenger series Louis Vuitton Cup as they seek to win the America’s Cup .

But it’s Laurens ten Dam, who came in one minute and 53 seconds after Froome, who came away as “virtual KOM”

Strava GPS app: Proof at last – pro cyclists are faster than us all

The climb up Mount Ventoux is legendary among cyclists and Tour de France obsessives. It’s a punishing 12-mile ascent, rising 1,500m to the summit. On Sunday, Britain’s Chris Froome smashed it to be crowned reigning King of the Mountains (KOM) and increase his  overall Tour lead.

Captain America’s: Sir Russell Coutts is chief of the defending Oracle team

The America’s Cup fails to impress with revolutionary adjustments

It was supposed to be a wholesale restyling of an event that goes back to a yacht race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. It was going to be, rather insultingly to some, a switch from the Flintstone to the Facebook generation. Instead it has fallen into the age-old traps of overweening ambition and misguided dollops of greed.

Book review: The Sea Inside, By Philip Hoare

A circumnavigation of waters both tidal and metaphorical makes for a wondrous read

Jury , foreground left to right : Bryan Willis, David Tillett (chairman), John Doerr, Josje Hofland. Missing : Graham McKenzie
Left, and going clockwise: Tom Ehman (Golden Gate Yacht Club), Paul Cayard (Artemis Racing), Melinda Erkelens (AR), Dave Perry (AR), Grant Simmer (Oracle Racing Team USA), Richard Slater (ORTUSA).
Facing the jury: Stephen Barclay (America’s Cup Event Authority), Sam Hollis(ACEA), Hamish Ross (America’s Cup Race Management) , Iain Murray (ACRM), Nick Nicholson (chief measurer)
Right of the jury top to bottom: Marco Mercuriali (Luna Rossa), Luis Saenz (LR), Aaron J. Foxworthy (LR), Ausra Deluard (Emirates Team New Zealand), Russell Green (ETNZ)

International jury upholds two-team protest over America's Cup rules change

Back from the brink. An international jury has upheld a protest by both Emirates Team New Zealand the Prada-backed Italians that changes to rules demanded by America's Cup race director Iain Murray which could have side-swiped competition for the 162-year old trophy that is the America's Cup.

Jury , foreground left to right : Bryan Willis, David Tillet (chairman), Graham Mc Kenzie, Josje Hofland. Missing : John Doerr Left, and going clockwise: Tom Ehman (Golden Gate Yacht Club), Paul Cayard (Artemis Racing), Melinda Erkelens (AR), Dave Perry (AR), Grant Simmer (Oracle Racing Team USA), Richard Slater (ORTUSA). Facing the jury: Stephen Barclay (America’s Cup Event Authority), Sam Hollis(ACEA), Hamish Ross (America’s Cup Race Management) , Iain Murray (ACRM), Nick Nicholson (chief measurer) right of the jury top to bottom: Marco Mercuriali (Luna Rossa), Luis Saenz(LR), Aaron J. Foxworthy(LR), Ausra Deluard (Emirates Team New Zealand), Russell Green (ETNZ)

New Zealand win elimination race for the America’s Cup... against no-one

The New Zealanders duly added a second point from their second race in the Louis Vuitton Cup elimination races for the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay and for the second time they were racing against no-one. They were quicker second time around the 40-minue course.

Colombian drug trafficking suspect ‘el Loco’ extradited to US

Colombia has extradited a major drug trafficking suspect to the United States. President Juan Manuel Santos has called Daniel Barrera “the last of the great capos”. He’s also known as “el Loco”, or “the Madman”.

Skippers pose with the America's Cup trophy. From left to right are Luna Rossa Challenge's Max Sirena, Team Oracle USA's Jimmy Spithill, Emirates Team New Zealand's Dean Barker and Artemis Racing's Iain Percy.

Italians carry out threat refusing to race on opening day of America’s Cup

Italian America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa has carried out its threat to pull out of Sunday’s opening race of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco.

Stena Match Cup: Knocked-out Ian Williams forced to sit by and watch semi-finalists race in Marstrand's sunshine and good winds

Ian Williams is not a happy man. The reigning world match race champion and his Team GAC Pindar crashed out of the Stena Match Cup at the quarter-final stage and then had to watch as the semi-finalists enjoyed brilliant, even testing breezes.

America's Cup: Threat increases as teams set to boycott opening

Italian team Luna Rossa has said they will not show up for first race on Sunday

The love boat: super yacht where Aristotle Onassis and Maria Calas played out their scandalous affair

Aristotle Onassis's yacht Christina O put up for sale

There are the haves and the have-yachts - and then there are those who can afford £21 million yachts.

America's Cup go-ahead but rules rows continue in wake of safety concerns

With dispute still raging fiercely over late changes to design specifications, and with less than a week to go until the start of the America’s Cup summer of sailing, the United States Coast Guard’s necessary permit to race on San Francisco Bay has been issued.

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