Mob Citys Jon Bernthal Gets Tough On Animal Cruelty‏

first_imgIn the starring role in TNT’s new miniseries Mob City, Jon Bernthal’s character often finds himself in morally ambiguous situations. But in real life, Bernthal knows that when it comes to animal abuse, the issue is black and white: animal cruelty is a crime.Jon Bernthal Gets Tough On Animal CrueltyCredit/Copyright: Humane SocietyThat’s why Bernthal and his two rescued pit bulls, Boss and Venice, star in The Humane Society of the United States’ new campaign – shot by renowned celebrity photographer, Art Streiber – calling on the public to report suspected or witnessed animal abuse.Countless dogs, cats and other animals fall victim to unnecessary cruelty and neglect. Every state has laws prohibiting animal cruelty, and 49 of them contain felony provisions. However, a law is only as good as its enforcement, and that’s why animals rely on us to protect them.“There is no excuse for animal cruelty,” says The Walking Dead alum. “Animals are among the most vulnerable beings on this planet. That’s why I am urging everyone to speak up if they see or suspect cruelty; don’t expect that someone else will.”Turning a blind eye to cruel and inhumane behavior can even lead to deadly results. Many studies have shown that those who are cruel to animals are more likely to turn their violent behavior towards fellow humans.Bernthal joins a long list of celebrities who’ve supported The Humane Society of the United States including Paul Wesley, Kellan Lutz, Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Kaley Cuoco and Woody Harrelson, to name a few.Click here for The Humane Society of the United States’ tips on reporting animal cruelty.last_img read more

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Envoy insists Udayanga not involved in Noels death

Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava today insisted that Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, is not involved in the murder of a Sri Lankan employee at the Sri Lankan embassy in Russia.Karchava said that a Russian National was arrested over the crime and he is now serving a jail term. Udayanga Weeratunga, the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, who is being wanted for his involvement in arms sales to Ukrainian rebels, has reportedly brought Ranaweera to Russia in 2002 to work in his restaurant. Noel Ranaweera was killed in 2014 while serving at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Russia. The body of Noel Ranaweera, a resident of Welikadamulla was exhumed last year in Attanagalle following a court order. Later Ranaweera was employed as a translator at the Sri Lankan Embassy. The mother of Ranaweera, G.P. Josephine, had claimed that the death was suspicious and had requested an inquiry into the death.The Russian Foreign Ministry at the time of the death said the Sri Lankan Embassy worker was killed on the night of June 11 in 2014 in the Southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don during an argument with employees of a transport company. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Lefevour getting his downs

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 Dan Lefevour did not throw a single pass during the regular season last year which was his rookie season with the Tiger-Cats.This year though, Lefevour has had a chance to put the clipboard down and show what he can do. The sample size is still small but through 7 games, Lefevour “fever” is spreading. Natalie Marconi reports.

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Push on for ESL classes in Norfolk

Refugees in Norfolk hoping to learn English currently need to travel to Brantford and back three times a week.The Norfolk Refugee Committee wants to change that.The NRC is a large group consisting of churches and community members across the county who sponsor families to come to Norfolk, and help to get them acclimated to life in Canada.NRC members are aiming to bring English as a Second Language classes to Simcoe to create easier access for the adult students. The ESL students currently attend classes three days a week in Brantford, which means the NRC needs six sets of volunteer drivers a week.This requires a substantial time commitment from the volunteers, and can pose issues during the harsh weather and winter months.The Grand Erie Learning Alternatives program is sanctioned by the Grand Erie District School Board and houses the ESL classes. Program officials have been in contact with representatives from Simcoe about the possibilities of classes coming to Norfolk.“People contact us when they see there are people in an area in need of this service. We give them the parameters of what is required like how many people we need, and what the language benchmarks they need to meet are before we can run a class,” said Greg Carruthers, principal at Grand Erie Learning Alternatives.Anyone can enroll in these ESL classes as long as they meet the language requirements. New students will be assessed before started classes to ensure they are placed in the right class. The evaluation includes reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.The NRC is hoping to start the Simcoe classes in September if enough people are interested. They need at least eight adults to commit to attending class three days a week for the program to be able to run. They currently have six attending the classes in Brantford.English classes are free for conventional refugees, refugee claimants, approved provincial nominees, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens.The committee is still looking for drivers to volunteer to help the families get to Brantford and back between now and the end of June.“The families are happy to have people do activities with them, if there’s things people would like to do they can contact us,” said Amanda Van Schyndel, a representative from the NRC.If you know anyone that would be interested in these classes, or if you would like to volunteer as a driver, you can contact Posie Ross ( or Alma Scovil ( read more

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IN MEMORIAM Vasily Kudinov dies at age 48

2000–2001 SC Magdeburg 1987–1992 Dinamo Astrachan 2004–2005 Dinamo Astrachan 1992–1997 US Ivry HB Former Russian NT player, Vasily Kudinov, died at age 48 in Astrakhan only few days before his birthday.He participated in three Olympics, winning two gold medals and one bronze medal.At the 1992 Summer Olympics he won a gold medal with the Unified Team at the Olympics.He played for the Russia national handball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where Russia won the gold medal.He had a reach international career in France, Germany and Japan.Kudinov’s career: 2001–2004 Honda Suzuka 1997–2000 VfL Hameln Vasily Kudinov ← Previous Story Kasper Kvist to stay at HSG Wetzlar Next Story → Kretzschmar wants Biegler in Leipzig

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Is he a new New Karabatic Kyllian Villeminot

← Previous Story TOP 100 handball transfers – season 2017/2018 Next Story → King Sport by N.P. and Veselin Vujovic “score” in the world handball! Since his scored 13 goals at the final of the YOUTH World Championship in Georgia, French playmaker Kyllian Villeminot put attention on himself. The Most Valuable Player of the last tournament of generation 1998 got a nickname “new Nikola Karabatic” as his style, but also the place where he is growing as a player (HC Montpellier Handball) refresh memories on the beginning of career of one of the biggest of all time.IHF TV presented what Villeminot has to offer in this moment and that looks promising…

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Money doesnt grow on trees but gold does

first_imgAUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS HAVE found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) made the find in the resource-rich Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia, which was the site of a major gold rush in the late 1800s.Geochemist Mel Lintern said it appeared the trees sucked up the gold particles from 30 metres below the ground through their roots.“The eucalypt acts as a hydraulic pump – its roots extend tens of metres into the ground and draw up water containing the gold,” he said.“As the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, it’s moved to the leaves and branches where it can be released or shed to the ground.”No gold rush In research published in the journal Nature Communications, the CSIRO said the leaf particles themselves would not trigger a new gold rush as they measure just a fifth the width of a human hair and are visible only through advanced X-ray imaging.Researchers involved in the study estimated it would take the gold from 500 eucalyptus trees to make a single wedding band.But they said the discovery presented a gilt-edged opportunity to improve the exploration methods used to search for gold, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly.“This link between… vegetation growth and buried gold deposits could prove instrumental in developing new technologies for mineral exploration,” they said.New discoveries of gold have fallen by 45 percent in the past decade, while prices have skyrocketed as reserves steadily dwindle — the cost of the yellow metal shot up by 482 percent between December 2000 and March this year.The CSIRO said scientists could use a technique known as “biogeochemical sampling” to give an indication of the presence of gold.“By sampling and analysing vegetation for traces of minerals, we may get an idea of what’s happening below the surface without the need to drill,” Lintern said.“It’s a more targeted way of searching for minerals that reduces costs and impact on the environment.”He said the method could also be used to find other metals such as zinc and copper.A world-firstNigel Radford, a geochemist who has been involved in gold exploration for decades in Western Australia, said the discovery was a world-first with major implications for prospectors.“A lot of this stuff has been speculated about for some time, but the identification of the gold particles in the leaf materials is completely convincing and very, very important for the future of mineral exploration,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.According to the World Gold Council, more than 174,000 tonnes of gold have been extracted from Earth since the dawn of civilisation.In 2011, the US Geological Survey estimated there were 51,000 tonnes of gold left in reserve in the world.Radford said using biogeochemical sampling had the potential to make searching for gold deposits much easier.“If you can sample on-surface, it saves all the cost and all the time involved in drilling holes,” he said.Sixty percent of gold becomes jewellery, but it is also a crucial component in electronics and is used in medical technology, including for cancer treatment.- © AFP 2013.Read: Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?>Read: Gold prices hit biggest slump in 30 years>last_img read more

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Trailer for The Wall featuring John Cena Shane and Stephanie congratulate Linda

first_img Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show Triple H The Miz 3 COMMENTS Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles Congratulations Mom, I am so proud of you! President-Elect @realDonaldTrump made an excellent choice for the head of @SBAgov!— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 7, 2016 CenaLife WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Gabriel Iglesias on has announced that comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be featured on Smackdown Live next week on the USA Network as part of WWE Week.“Not only is Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians who performs to sold-out crowds around the world, he is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube. His non-scripted comedic docu-follow series “Fluffy Breaks Even” begin its third season on FUSE TV early next year.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Brian Farmer Xavier Woods Vince McMahon and Triple H also sent out tweets.Congrats to @Linda_McMahon on being chosen to lead the #SBA! I know she’ll provide the same insight and dedication that helped build @WWE.— Triple H (@TripleH) December 7, 2016 Twitter Now Playing Up Next Stephanie McMahon Pitches New Career Option For Serena Williams Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Next December 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw Now Playing Up Next December 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp December 9, 2016 at 7:14 am $7 Million donation to Trump’s campaign fund didn’t hurt, either. Pinterest Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns TheCyberZon Congrats @Linda_McMahon on your nomination. I’m very proud and know you’ll do an excellent job. #SBA— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 7, 2016 WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Now Playing Up Next Trailer for “The Wall” featuring John CenaAmazon Studios has released a trailer for “The Wall” featuring WWE star John Cena.Shane and Stephanie congratulate LindaShane and Stephanie McMahon issued the following tweets congratulating their monther Linda McMahon on being appointed to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration as part of Donald Trump’s administration.So proud of my Mom @Linda_McMahon for her appointment to lead the SBA. #GoMom— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) December 7, 2016 Google+ Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising yeah this will be good just like every cena movie sofar Comments are closed. I guess wasting $70 million on 2 futile congressional campaigns wasn’t a complete waste after all then.last_img read more

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Argentina are nothing without Messi – Diego Costa

first_imgSpain’s Diego Costa believes that their 6-1 victory over Argentina could have been a different story had Lionel Messi featured in the matchThe Atletico Madrid forward opened the scoring at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for Spain, before having to come off the field injured.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.But despite their convincing win, Costa felt that the absence of Messi had made a difference to the Argentina side and felt that it had ultimately compromised them.“You have to do an analysis in all aspects, you in Argentina criticize Messi a lot but you can tell that when Messi It is not something else, a player like Messi is not criticized, we have to thank God that he is in. Messi must always be treated well, even if he plays a bad game with the national team, having him in the field is different ” said Costa, according to Marca. The Brazilian native was ecstatic with the final result and is confident that Spain can potentially repeat their 2010 World Cup success this summer.“This team wants to do something big again, there is a good team for the World Cup, I had a bad time because I was not playing for six months but I knew that when I came back I could do it well and be in the selection makes me very excited. ” said the 29 year-old. Costa also reserved special praise for Isco: “Today we have seen, Isco would play on any team.” Argentina was very inferior to Spain: “We played a great match against a great team, Messi was missing”.last_img read more

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DNA Will forge forward despite loss reengineering of party to come

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 15th 2017: DNA Leader, Branville McCartney is uncertain whether he will remain at the party’s helm. Following Wednesday’s poll, the Party leader took responsibility for the DNA’s performance at the 2017 General Election.  He adds his future will be determined by the Party’s board. In his message titled ‘the way forward’, which comes post Wednesday’s election, McCartney says his party accepts the choice of Bahamians, and assures its supporters that the DNA will not fold.The party in acknowledging the loss at the second consecutive poll it has contested, says in the coming weeks and months “those who continue to support a two-party system”, and even its own supporters, will witness a re-engineering of the DNA, as it seeks to become the “real change which Bahamians demand and deserve”.McCartney thanked the hundreds of Bahamians who stood by the DNA with their unwavering support, describing them as “the glue that has kept the organisation together”. In continuing his direct message to his supporters, he thanked them for “believing in the dream of the DNA and for making the often-unpopular choice to be different”, as they “have affirmed his belief that a third party can and will have a place in our country’s political story”. He adds that the DNA may not have gotten it right this time, “but Bahamians can be certain that every action, every plan and every policy position taken by the Democratic National Alliance has been in pursuit of an ideal which he believes most Bahamians believe in”.The Party leader, took time to extend congrats to FNM leader, Dr.Hubert Minnis on his “resounding victory at the polls”.  McCartney wished the newly elected Prime Minister and his new administration great success over the next five years, and called on them to live up to the “mandate given to them by the people of this country and truly create better lives for all Bahamians”.The election marks the party’s six year anniversary since its inception in November 2011.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections2017#DNAGreenParty#BranvilleMcCartneylast_img read more

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27yearold woman shot and killed in Skyline

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 27-year-old woman shot and killed in Skyline Posted: August 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 27-year-old woman was shot to death Saturday when she got out of a vehicle and approached another vehicle in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego, authorities said.The shooting was reported about 5:30 p.m. at South Meadowbrook and Skyline drives, San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.“The initial investigation has revealed the victim was driving northbound on South Meadowbrook Drive in a vehicle with her companion,” Dobbs said. “They stopped behind another vehicle for a red light at Skyline Drive. The victim exited her vehicle and approached the second vehicle,” he said. It was described as a black two-door Mercedes-Benz driven by a black man in his 20s to 30s.“Witnesses reported hearing a possible gunshot and the victim stumbled away before collapsing in a parking lot,” Dobbs said. “The second vehicle drove away northbound on Meadowbrook Drive.”Lifesaving efforts were begun and the woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, he said. Her name was withheld pending notification of kin.Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. August 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Sheriffs Department encourages parents to talk to their teens during National Teen

first_img Posted: October 23, 2018 October 23, 2018 Jonathan Halvorson Jonathan Halvorson, Sheriff’s Department encourages parents to talk to their teens during National Teen Driver Safety Week 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  National Teen Driving Safety Week is October 21st through the 27th and The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants to make sure teens are safe when they get behind the wheel.Lieutenant Anthony O’Boyle discussed a free class the sheriff’s department offers designed for new drivers and their parents to teach them about their responsibilities while behind the wheel.For a list of classes near you, visit: Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Elderly woman who went missing in Miami found safe

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – An elderly woman who went missing in Miami has been found safe, police said.According to City of Miami Police, 91-year-old Maria Balsa had been last seen on Nov. 2 in the area of Southwest Fourth Street and 56th Avenue.Just after 4 p.m. on Sunday, police confirmed Balsa had been safely recovered.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Aleknagik man in custody for stabbing wife

first_imgDownload AudioAn Aleknagik man is in custody Wednesday on attempted murder and assault charges. Troopers say 51-year old Robin Chythlook stabbed his wife multiple times and pointed a hunting rifle at the unarmed Village Public Safety Officer Tuesday evening.Chythlook, 52, allegedly stabbed his wife 27 times with two knives. She was hospitalized but reported to be in stable condition.(Photo courtesy of Dillingham Public safety Department)A sobered Chythlook was in court Wednesday morning for arraignment on two felony charges, the most serious of which carries a maximum penalty of 99 years behind bars.State troopers said he stabbed his wife 27 times with two different knives Tuesday evening at their home in the ATSAT subdivision on Aleknagik’s South Shore. His wife said the attack began following an argument, adding that both had been drinking. She was hospitalized at Kanakanak but was reported to be in stable condition Wednesday morning.“It is a very serious case, and it’s charged attempted murder one. When he was assaulting her with the knife he was saying he was going to kill her,” said assistant district attorney Pamela Dale.VPSO Jason Creasey was the first responder to the Chythook home Tuesday evening. In the trooper report, Creasey described seeing “a lot of blood in the snow outside.” Creasey could see Robin Chythlook through the porch door’s window.“I lost sight of him for a little while and when he walked back into view I could see him holding a scoped hunting rifle,” Creasey wrote. He said Chythlook warned him that he had four seconds to leave. “I thought he was going to kill me,” Creasey said.For that, the state charged Chythlook with third degree “fear” assault against an officer.Trooper Ethan Norwood and VPSO Creasey set up a hasty perimeter and arrested Chythlook “after a brief struggle on the porch” just before 7:00 p.m.The victim, A.C., was interviewed at the hospital, and described a brutal attack. She said they had been drinking and got into an argument, then Robin punched her a few times. He held her on the ground and began stabbing her with a large, white-handled knife, then with a smaller knife after she managed to knock away the first. She ran to a neighbor’s home, but didn’t remember how she got away.Magistrate Judge Tina Reigh ordered Robin Chythlook held on $100,000 bail at his Wednesday arraignment.In November he was arrested by Dillingham Police after he threatened people with a knife at his own birthday party, reportedly intoxicated at that time too. That felony case was dismissed by prosecutors in December.last_img read more

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TS Govt schools getting all amenities Vivekananda

first_imgQuthbullapur: MLA KP Vivekananda and MLC Sambhipur Raju attended as chief guests for the inauguration of newly constructed Mandal Parishad Primary School at Quthbullapur on Sunday. The building of primary school was constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh. Speaking on the occasion, Vivekananda said that the TRS government was providing all facilities in government schools. There are many welfare schemes launched in favor of students. There was no difference between private schools and government schools these days. Students of government schools are also excelling in academics, he added.last_img

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High School Production of Alien goes Viral

first_imgIn space, no-one can hear you scream, but there was certainly much applause for a high school production of Alien. Staged by the Drama Club at North Bergen High School in New Jersey, it boasted performances, detailed sets, and costumes that have turned the show from a local curiosity to a worldwide sensation. The offbeat and ambitious choice of material has earned rave reviews, with photos and footage circulating on social media. Parents proudly posted lovingly-recreated sequences, such as the infamous egg opening in which Kane (played by John Hurt in the 1979 movie) is attacked by the iconic face-hugger.American actress Sigourney Weaver with director Ridley Scott on the set of his movie ‘Alien’. Photo by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corpo/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesIt wasn’t long before celebrities joined the conversation. Adam Savage (Mythbusters) loved what he saw and tweeted some praise. Elijah Wood (Lord Of The Rings) and Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) also showed support.The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy pitched in. But the best was yet to come when the official @AlienAnthology account commented, “We are impressed!”Naturally, the school budget didn’t stretch to a multi-million dollar price tag. The Guardian writes that “costumes and sets were made largely from recycled materials.”Ridley Scott on the set of ‘Blade Runner’. Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesEven so, the homemade experience blew people away, with The Hollywood Reporter commenting that they “appear to be almost exact replicas of those from the Ridley Scott film that spawned a massive franchise.”BBC News refers to “airlock doors with moving parts and the so-called ‘space jockey’ — the lone pilot of a derelict spaceship, which the Nostromo crew investigates.” The notorious “chest-burster” scene was accomplished with a hand puppet.The idea to bring the legendary xenomorph to New Jersey was the brainchild of director Perfecto Cuervo who, together with art director Steven Defendini, realized this would be a true challenge. Recalling his words to Cuervo, Defendini said in The Guardian, “I don’t even know if that is a thing that is possible but if the students are engaged, then I think we can make it happen, however, we make it happen.”A model of a Xenomorph from the ‘Alien’ film franchise. The model is made by NECA.The pair raided their bank accounts to plow approximately $3,500 into the feature-length play, which ran for two nights in March. Around 20 students were involved and the group even shot a trailer.To further create the right ambiance, the actual film was projected behind the stagebound action, giving audiences the opportunity to compare and contrast scenes like the exciting climax. In this, heroine Ripley (Sigourney Weaver’s classic role) ejects the creature into space.North Bergen is described as “one of the most underfunded schools in the entire state”, making the achievement even more of an eye-opener. For Cuervo and Defendini the experience is all about inspiring young minds and broadening horizons.“I think the best thing for us was that we showed the kids, and the kids kind of pieced it together themselves, that you can really make something out of nothing,” Defendini remarked.North Bergen High School. Photo by Luigi Novi CC BY 3.0As for the official franchise, Alien grew from relatively humble beginnings into a movie phenomenon. The alien’s distinctive design was the work of Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who together with visionary director Scott crafted a nightmare with an enduring legacy.Following three sequels, the alien locked horns with another sci-fi horror favorite for the Alien vs. Predator series. Scott then returned to the concept for prequels Prometheus (2012) and most recently Alien: Covenant (2017). An animated series based on the game Alien: Isolation is streaming online.H.R. Giger, photographed in July 2012. Photo by Matthias Belz CC BY-SA 3.0James Cameron, who directed Aliens in 1986, is currently working with Neill Blomkamp (District 9) on a new installment based on the latter’s concept. This reportedly ignores Alien³ onwards, creating an alternate timeline.Read another story from us: Can You Dig It? New Shaft Movie Combines 3 Generations of the Iconic DetectiveThe original movie celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, making the play an unexpectedly poignant tribute. And if North Bergen High think this is the end for Alien: The Play, they’re wrong. Because the Mayor is talking about reaching into the coffers for extra performances, meaning this could be a cult classic in the making.last_img read more

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A message to women Dont be the one clipping your own wings

first_imgRelated posts:Women leaders who’ve inspired us this year – and their secret powers Women: Do we want to stay alive? Costa Rica takes New York: Gala evening supports new expat mentoring program Kölbi marks International Women’s Day with ill-conceived ad campaign Step one if you want to interview Mariana Santos? Figure out where in the world she is.And no, following her on Facebook won’t help much. As the driving force between a growing international network of journalists, she’s not only traveling constantly to trainings and events, but also sharing updates, event announcements and most of all, news from all over the world. Oftentimes, it’s groundbreaking digital journalism created by members of Chicas Poderosas (Powerful Girls), an organization she founded in 2013 and now co-directs with Vicki Hammarstedt, the digital media director of the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute.The organization’s goal is to address the gender gap Santos, 34, experienced during her work in digital media at organizations including The Guardian and Fusion, and to provide women – both professional and citizen journalists – with the tools they need to tell their stories online. From free training and events to the organization’s New Ventures Lab, which offers intensive support to women-led media startups, Chicas is on a mission to get women telling stories using digital tools they might otherwise be uncomfortable using.Chicas was first created in Costa Rica through an alliance with Giannina Segnini, then the head of La Nación’s investigative team, now the Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program at the Journalism School at Columbia University. Today, the organization has trained more than 3,000 people and has big plans for the future in which Costa Rica plays an important role.The Tico Times caught up with Santos – in her native Lisbon, it turned out, at her parents’ house, preparing for a Chicas event in northern Portugal later that week – to discuss the state of journalism and the message she wishes every woman would take to heart. Excerpts follow.You’ve said that in the world of digital journalism, you were often the only woman in the room. How did you go from that observation to launching an international journalism network?At The Guardian… there were 180 developers and there were only three women there. I thought, there really is this glass ceiling, and so few of us. How can we get a stronger voice together? So when I received the Knight International Journalism Fellowship, they asked me to develop a project where I could teach what I had learned at The Guardian…  I wanted to have more women like me being able to maneuver on the digital level and to get their stories online.When I went to Latin America I worked at La Nación, with Giannina Segnini. Together we started doing Chicas Poderosas events where she would teach about investigative journalism and I would teach about design narrative. I started doing that in different countries in Latin America.The community grew so much that I started to think, “How can I make this go beyond myself? Instead of me having to go to each country, how can I give them the power and ability?” So when I received a fellowship from Stanford, I organized an event there with more than 80 people, of whom 30-plus flew from Latin America, and I designed the best-of my nine months at Stanford in four days, the compressed version of my experience. We went to NASA, we went to the Google campus, learning about the tools; at Stanford we learned about virtual reality. I tried to give access to the widest diversity of concepts and learning.The girls went back to their own countries, their own communities, and started organizing their own events – this made the events’ number explode.In Latin America, as you know, most of these organizations are led by men, especially the technology side. That’s what I would like to change. With Chicas Poderosas, the main goal is to bring more women into technology in newsrooms. There are lots of tech events and they often attract a very small percentage of women in comparison to men. Women, if they don’t have a high level of skill with technology, might say, “Oh, what am I going to do there? I don’t know if I fit.”What we aim for with the Chicas Poderosas events, we say, this is for us. We fit. We shouldn’t be afraid of technology. Even if we have to start from scratch, we do. The first event was in Chile, Hacks and Hackers – we renamed it Chicas Poderosas, and we had 150% higher attendance. (Courtesy of Chicas Poderosas)That makes sense. I would never dream of going to an event called Hacks and Hackers. But “Powerful Girls…”[Laughs.]So men are likely to say, “I don’t have the skills, but I’ll figure it out.”More men than women have that kind of attitude. This is the chip I always talk about. Let’s change the chip. We are the first ones to block ourselves, to think we are not good enough, to censure ourselves. With Chicas, I would really love to just let go of that. Let’s go do it.Our events can range from 50 to hundreds of attendees. It’s not just for women; we welcome everybody. It’ a story of equality. It’s a conversation that has to be had with both genders.Why is that so important for the media?When we do our content for the digital world, it will hopefully be consumed by all kinds of people. We are talking to women, to trans people, to queer people, to all kinds of people. If we only have one group of people telling the stories, this will be biased towards their point of view: not only gender, but religion and background. If we want to attract a wider audience, we need to have a diversity of voices.Like it or not, a person can be extremely educated and informed but will also be biased towards the beliefs and education he or she knows. I’ve witnessed this all my life – when we have a wider perspective, our product is much better, because it reaches more people that we are trying to represent.There’s a very tangible example: you know that when Apple launched their health app, the one with the little hearts? It was meant to track the health of an individual, man or woman. It had all sorts of things, and it didn’t have women’s periods, because it was built by a man. It’s not because the man doesn’t know, but it’s just not in their veins, it’s not something they personally experience. When the project came out, it failed, because it only had men in mind. That’s a tangible example that can be represented in journalism.And it’s just a waste of talent, because 50% of the voices and points of view are women.As a U.S. citizen, when I look at what’s happening in my country, one of the areas where I have the most trouble seeing how we can move forward is how we consume news. We’re not consuming the same information, the same facts. How can Chicas play a role in that kind of problem? Many news organizations and tech companies are coming up systems to help readership to help readers know when it’s fake news. With Chicas, we are starting with seven events in Latin America this year – one of them in Costa Rica – where we want to empower women and men with tools on how to do research, how to do fact-checking, how to make it from head to toe completely impossible to confuse with fake news. We are launching this new program to help women come up with their own news investigations with independent fact-checking so we can make sure that when they post a story, it’s fact-checked, it’s real, and it’s irrefutable.Every country will run their own major investigative story that we need to run, depending on the outlook of the country. For Guatemala we’re going to focus on gender, sexual and ethnic inequality. With Brazil it will be aligned with politics and government accountability. In Colombia, the peace treaty. In Mexico, femicide. In Argentina, the political situation and how to make politics accountable. This is defined with the community of journalists in each country so we understand what the needs are to be told to the world… In Costa Rica we’ll hold our annual Chicas Poderosas conference, in November.In the future, and this is still under construction, we want to create an institute for investigative journalism in Costa Rica – bring Chicas Poderosas physically to Costa Rica and build an build this updated curriculum where people from all over the world, and Latin America, can come to Costa Rica to learn about investigative journalism and get editors to help them write their stories. (Courtesy of Chicas Poderosas)What made you choose Costa Rica for that institute – and as the starting ground for Chicas in 2013? Was Giannina Segnini the draw?Giannina was, and in my view still is, among the best and most advanced investigative journalists in the world. I met her when she came to the Guardian to visit me once. When I got the fellowship to go to any country in Latin America, in spite of the fact that I had never been to Costa Rica, I Tweeted her and I said, “Look, I got this fellowship, I want to work investigative, can I work with you?” She said right away, “Let’s do it!” We became best friends, and we started to work together.Why Costa Rica for the future? First, because among the countries that I have lived in, I believe it’s the one that is safest, despite the fact that it doesn’t have any army. Costa Rica, as you know, is the best place on earth. It has a track record of investigative journalism. And it stands in the middle of the Americas, so North American and South American can meet as well.Has the political climate in the U.S. accelerated your work somewhat?Well, I quit my job… so I’d say, yes. I’m now focusing on Chicas Poderosas full-time because I really want to empower more women. I quit my job in June 2016, and when I saw what happened in November, I really said, let’s do this for Chicas. I’m working on a full plan.I noticed Chicas put out a statement about the future of the organization on January 20, Inauguration day. Yes. We need to stand up and do something. In the coming weeks I’m going to do a Facebook Live about all the planning we’ve been working on since November, and making the Chicas Poderosas aware about where we’re going, what we’re gonna do and how they can be part of it.You know, I actually sometimes think, thank you [Donald] Trump for this wakeup call. Not only with women, but the entire community. People have gathered together and you see them challenging power: in Tweets, live, on TV when a lot of people are watching the same source of information. It’s a wakeup call, I think, for the people not only of the U.S. but of the world.What’s your message for women – journalists who might be afraid to get into digital, or women who are not journalists who, with everything that’s happening in the world, might be thinking, “I want to get my voice out there”?Don’t be the one clipping your own wings. Allow yourself to change your own chips. Talk to us and let’s try to get you at an event near you so you can see you have more power than you think.There’s never been a better time to be an investigative journalist, a digital journalist, a community journalist. It’s essential.Parts of this interview originally appeared in “Shadow Cabinet: Interviews with Women Standing Up for What’s Right (USA, 2017),” a weekly series featuring women leaders. 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first_img “”Supreme Lending””: has ushered in a new senior vice president with the appointment of James E. Iley, Jr. Iley will now serve as the SVP and national production manager for the Dallas-based company.[IMAGE]Iley’s hiring is part of Supreme’s strategic plan for expanding the company’s reach, and he will apply more than 22 years of experience in the mortgage industry to his new role with the entity. Having previously worked in retail branch production, recruitment, team building, and branch profitability maintenance, Iley is well-prepared to support Supreme as an SVP.In his new position with the company, Iley will be responsible for the branch support team, production team, and all branch operations nationwide. Currently, Supreme boasts an estimated 500 employees and operates full service mortgage broker and banker services in 40 states.Prior to teaming up with Supreme, Iley was the senior vice president and regional manager for “”PrimeLending”” for nearly a decade. While with PrimeLending, Iley handled production and business segments for multiple branches in several states. Supreme’s president, Scott Everett, noted of Iley’s addition to the company’s leadership, “”James has an impressive track record of developing and implementing methods that achieve company goals. We have every confidence that it won’t be long before we start reaping the benefits of the experience he’s gathered in his previous leadership positions. We’re very pleased to welcome him to the Supreme Lending family.””├âÔÇÜ├é┬áIley commented on his future with Supreme, saying, “”My primary goal is to ensure the highest loan quality and service levels as we pursue our long-term growth and expansion plans. Supreme’s vision is to become the best mortgage banking company in America. I’m excited to work with a company that shares my values and believes that companies can continue to elevate loan quality and customer service, while implementing even the most aggressive growth plans.”” ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬¿ in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2011-12-05 Abby Gregory New SVP, National Manager for Supreme Lendingcenter_img December 5, 2011 406 Views Sharelast_img read more

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