Geena Davis to join GLOW season 3

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Geena Davis will be guest starring in the third season of Netflix’s comedy series ‘GLOW’. The Academy Award winning actor will portray Sandy Devereaux St Clair, a former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino. “Viva Las Vegas! Season 3 glows up with newest cast member, Geena Davis.” a tweet on the show’s official twitter handle read. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 63-year-old actor will guest star in five of the 10 episodes of the season three of Netflix’s female wrestling comedy, premiering on August 9. The series, created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch features Alison Brie as Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder and Betty Gilpin as Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan. ‘GLOW’ which stands for ‘Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling’ is inspired by the syndicated women’s professional wrestling circuit of the same name, founded by David McLane in 1986. The third season will open in Vegas.last_img read more

Sister of tennis star Eugenie Bouchard testifies in online harassment case

first_imgMONTREAL — The younger sister of Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has testified at the preliminary hearing of a man charged with harassing her online.Charlotte Bouchard was in court today in the case of Danny Arsenault, who is charged with criminal harassment and sending harassing communications.The hearing opened with Bouchard answering questions from a prosecutor, but her testimony is covered by a publication ban.Bouchard told reporters outside the courtroom that if her decision to pursue charges helps even one other person, it will have been worth it.According to the charges filed last year, the alleged harassment lasted between September 2014 and December 2017. The 40-year-old Montreal man was ultimately arrested last February.Today’s hearing serves to test the evidence and determine whether it is sufficient to send Arsenault to trial.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Irans president seeks to downplay US oil sanctions

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s president on Sunday tried to downplay U.S. sanctions targeting the country’s vital oil and gas sector that are set to be restored next month.Speaking in Tehran University to mark the start of the academic year, Hassan Rouhani said the Nov. 4 sanctions “will have no effect,” because “the U.S. has already done whatever it wanted to do.”President Donald Trump’s administration has been steadily restoring sanctions on Iran since he withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord in May. Iran has been grappling with an economic crisis in recent months, with its currency plunging to historic lows and sporadic protests breaking out.The U.S. has said it will press other countries to halt imports of Iranian oil, which would cut off a key source of revenue for Tehran.Rouhani said the current U.S. administration is the “most hostile” ever toward Iran, but that his country will overcome the sanctions through “unity and integrity.” He said his administration has allocated some $15 billion to purchase basic goods in the current Iranian year, which ends next March.Rouhani said the U.S. sanctions are aimed at “regime change.” The Trump administration insists its aim is not to overthrow the Iranian government, but to pressure it to radically alter its policies, including its development of ballistic missiles and support for regional militant groups.last_img read more

Guinea Moroccos Autonomy Plan Meets International Standards

Rabat – Guinea has asserted that Morocco’s autonomy plan meets “international standards for the delegation of authority to the local populations.”“Guinea congratulates the Kingdom of Morocco for its commendable efforts, including the autonomy initiative, which remains an ideal framework for negotiations … and which has the merit of transcending traditional positions and meeting international standards for the delegation of authority to the local populations,” said Ambassador Cheick Ahmed Tidiane Camara. Camara is head of the Africa-Asia-Middle East Division at Guinea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Guineans Abroad. Camara delivered the statement Monday before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York.Camara stated that Guinea supports the negotiation process on the Western Sahara conflict to reach an agreed-upon and mutually acceptable political solution “on the basis of realism and compromise,” Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported today.“My delegation welcomes the initiatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the commendable efforts of his Personal Envoy to reach a peaceful settlement based on the necessary cooperation of all stakeholders in the political process,” he added.The Guinean ambassador also said his country strongly encourages “stakeholders in the political process to preserve the achievements and strengthen them in order to ensure the stability of the region.”In a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on October 1, Gabon also reasserted its support for Morocco’s autonomy plan, describing it as an “ideal framework” to reach a solution on Western Sahara.In addition to Guinea and Gabon, many other African countries, such as Mali, Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso, also expressed their support for Morocco’s territorial integrity. read more

UN envoy in Afghanistan meets on 2014 polls with independent election chair

Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Jan Kubiš, is “encouraged” by continued progress ahead of the 5 April 2014 polls, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a statement following his meeting with the Chairman of the Independent Election Commission for Afghanistan (IEC), Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani. Afghan authorities have recently approved a legal framework, appointed election commissioners under a new consultative process, and completed initial assessments by security institutions. “These are all key elements of a robust electoral architecture and environment for the conduct of credible polls,” UNAMA said, adding that security required increased attention given its central role in ensuring inclusivity among voters.Mr. Kubiš also welcomed the IEC’s endorsement of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) electoral support project, ELECT II (Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow, second phase), noting its importance in ensuring the continuity of electoral preparations including mobilization of necessary international donor assistance.The UN Mission, mandated by the Security Council to support the Afghan authorities and institutions in the electoral process, stressed that Afghan-led and Afghan-managed 2014 elections are “at the very heart of a credible, inclusive, transparent, and sustainable political transition.” The next major step in the process is the formation of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) which is reported to be done by the end of the week.UNAMA today reiterated its call that a civil society representative be included on the IECC. Civil society was not part of the process in selecting the members of the IEC, who were finalized earlier this month. read more

EYEWITNESS One people…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGranger, Roopnarine and Solomon have been teaching the people of Linden that their primary problem is the PPP/C Central GovernmentJanuary 25, 2014In “Opinion”“Give us an opportunity to serve!” says PPP MP to LindenersOctober 31, 2018In “latest news”EYEWITNESS: Hypocrites…June 29, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …but not in LindenThe Mayor of Linden has his bukta in a knot because Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo visited Linden on a walkabout and a meeting. There’s been one response insisting that the Constitution of Guyana offers Jagdeo, like everyone else, freedom of movement, so why the heck can’t he visit Linden. Nothing wrong with that view, but it misses the point, doesn’t it?And we all know what’s the point, don’t we? And that’s the nub of our political dilemma in Guyana: we all know that our politics is dominated by ethnic cleavages which the leaders of the communities try to seal as hermetically as they possibly can. But we skip around this inconvenient truth: it’s not about freedom of movement in a geographical sense, but freedom of movement en an anthropological sense. The Linden Mayor was upset that Jagdeo, an “Indian PPP leader” was poaching on his “African PNC” turf.It’s as simple (and complicated) as that. In Guyana, however, while the two parties are seen to “own” their respective constituencies”, it does appear that the PNC is much more protective of its turf. Even in 2008, when Corbin the PNC leader visited Lusignan after the massacre of that year by “Fine Man” and his gang, there were no protests from the “PPP villagers”. But in 2010, there was an even bigger outcry when Jagdeo, then President of the Republic, decided to visit Buxton. How dare he, some “African” activists snorted, with smoke coming out of their noses.They complained Jagdeo was trying to “buy off” the folks of Buxton by handing out goodies. But Jagdeo is now Opposition Leader which means he doesn’t even have a bucket of warm spit to give anyone. Your Eyewitness just can’t understand the fear. Do the (conscientious) objectors think there will be mass defections by Africans to the PPP?Since 1957 when Burnham stuck out on his own, the parties of both leaders attempted to attract “multi-racial” votes. The truth however, is the people, by and large, always voted along ethnic lines. For instance, even though Buxton had been neglected by Burnham’s PNC because it was a “WPA” village and thus a “betrayer”, the PPP didn’t get any votes to speak of in 1992 or thereafter. Similarly, the PPP received some 4000 votes in Linden in 1997 and this declined steadily in the following years.But your Eyewitness was just struck by a thought – a bolt from the blue? Could it be because the vote in 2015 was so close – some 4500 – it’s critical to keep the base intact to the nth degree? But upon reflection, your Eyewitness doesn’t think so.There are many other quills in the PNC’s (rigging) quiver!!…too many advisorsAaah…the travails of being a Minister. Long pilloried by yours truly and various other observers on the local scene for not having any nous, much less expertise in his Natural Resource remit, Trotman promised to get some advisors. Now remember that old saying about being careful what you ask for – you just might get it? Well Trotman just confessed he has advisors coming out of his kazoos and that’s now his problem!!So, what’s the lesson here, folks? Just that a leader of any organisation or even a project has to grasp at least the basics of his remit and also be very clear about his goals. Once he has these under his belt, he can pick sense from nonsense. The problem with Trotman – and it’s a HUUUUGE problem – is he has absolutely no clue about either variable. While he has a yen for the dough, the oil business is beyond his ken!And his goals are conflicted. Sure, he wants to become President. But as AFC or PNC?To be or not to be!…no renegotiationWhat’s this about a committee to RENEGOTIATE the parking meter contract?? That abomination was void ab initio – just ask the moustache man!Start from scratch!! read more

Ontario invests in projects from a narrow vein LHD to a new

first_imgOntario is investing in innovative new technology projects in Northern Ontario that will help improve mine productivity, increase operating efficiencies, and help northern businesses expand their global market reach. Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, made the announcement while speaking about the province’s thriving mining industry during the official opening of the Ontario Pavilion at the PDAC in Toronto.Funding through the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will support the following four mining supply and service companies in the districts of Greater Sudbury and Nipissing:Drillco Mining and Exploration will receive C$250,000 to design, build and field-test the first prototype of the MDS1, the next generation Modular Drilling System, which will be capable of drilling three common platforms, including underground, surface and fly-in operations.Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc will receive C$250,000 to design, create and manufacture a prototype of the Speed Lifter. The Speed Lifter will be able to safely lift and secure a 400-ton truck in less than two minutes.Foraco Canada Ltd will receive nearly C$200,000 to create a self-propelled Mobile F36 Skid Steer – Longhole Drill Prototype for underground drilling, which will increase productivity, efficiencies and safety of long-hole drilling operations. It will be the first of its kind in the mining industry.RDH Mining Equipment Ltd will receive over C$200,000 to create a Load Haul Dump machine, a smaller loader than the company typically manufactures. This one-cubic-metre Load Haul Dump machine will open up the narrow-vein market for RDH and serve as a frame design for future powertrain development.In total, these projects will create or retain more than 50 full-time jobs. “Investing in the exploration and mineral development sector is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change.”last_img read more

Ballymun and St Vincents to meet again as Dublin SFC final ends

first_imgLIVE: Sunday GAA club match tracker>Galway and Kilkenny dominate Camogie All-Star awards> Ballymun Kickhams: S Currie; P McMahon, S George, Eoin Dolan; A Hubbard (0-1), K Connolly, J Burke; Davey Byrne, J McCarthy (0-1); E Reilly (0-1), Derek Byrne (0-1), K Leahy (0-2); A O’Brien (0-1), D Rock (0-8, 6f), T Furman (0-2).Subs: C Weir (0-2) for Reilly 39, J Small (0-1) for O’Brien 39, M Brady for Leahy 47, C Burke for Burke 47, J Welby for Derek Byrne 57. Derek Byrne for Connolly 75, Reilly for Rock 79.St Vincent’s: M Savage; H Gill, J Curley, M Concarr; C Diamond, G Brennan, B Egan; D Murphy, M Loftus; G Burke (0-6), D Connolly (0-2; 1f), S Carthy (0-1); R Treanor (0-1), C Dorney (0-1), T Quinn (0-6; 4f).Subs: E Fennell for Dorney 37, K Golden (1-0) for Loftus 45, N Mullins for Diamond 49. Loftus for Murphy 73, Dorney for 74, L Bree for Curley 74, Dorney for Treanor 82.Referee: G McMahon (O’Dwyer’s). Ballymun Kickhams 0-20St Vincent’s 1-17* After extra-timeDUBLIN ACE DIARMUID Connolly kicked an 82nd minute equaliser to ensure the Dublin SFC finalists will do it all again on Wednesday night.The St Vincent’s and county star tied it up with the very last kick of an epic game that went to extra-time at Parnell Park.Both sides had their chances to seize victory but holders Ballymun will kick themselves most.They led by five points with time almost up in normal time but an incredible late surge from Vincent’s that yielded 1-2 forced extra-time.And though Ballymun again held the lead at the end of the extra 20 minutes, local outfit Vins refused to relent and forced the replay.It will take place on Wednesday evening back at Parnell Park at 7.45pm.Dublin are scheduled to field a representative in the AIB Leinster club championship next Sunday against Westmeath champions St Loman’s in Mullingar.Ballymun looked good value for a fourth county title and their first ever back to back of crowns as they dominated for most of normal time.They led 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time thanks in part to four points from county super sub Dean Rock who shot 0-8 in total.Vincent’s opened brightly after the break with four points on the trot to lead by one.But when Ballymun responded with points from Conor Weir, James McCarthy, Rock, Derek Byrne and Leahy, they took a commanding 0-13 to 0-9 lead.Their lead was increased to five points at 0-16 to 0-11 with just a minute remaining.But a goal from Vins sub Kevin Golden and points from Man of the Match Gavin Burke and Shane Carthy forced extra-time at 1-13 to 0-16.—–last_img read more

Atlanta United completes signimg of Hugo Hernandez

first_imgAtlanta United have completed the signing of Hugo Hernandez as the club’s first eMLS competitor.The Major League Soccer outfit today announced it has joined the league’s eMLS programme and signed Hugo Hernandez, known as ‘ratedhugo’, as its first e-sports player.Hugo will represent United at eMLS and FIFA 19 gaming competitions.“Competing in eMLS has been an objective for our club for a while and we could not be more excited to welcome Hugo as our first eMLS competitor,” said Atlanta United’s vice president of business operations Catie Griggs, according to the club’s official website.“We are excited about the opportunity to engage new and existing fans via esports and are thrilled to have Hugo representing our club.”The 25-year-old was signed up by Atlanta United following a number of standout performances in several FIFA e-tournaments in the city.Report: Martinez carries on amazing scoring record George Patchias – August 19, 2019 Josef Martinez has continued his amazing goal scoring record in the MLS.The 26-year-old Venezuelan has been a revelation for Atlanta United since his arrival. He…Hugo first popped up on Atlanta’s radar after reaching the finals and the semifinals in the two qualifiers for the eMLS All-Star competition held in the city of Atlanta.He cemented his place as Atlanta’s first esports competitor with a strong showing during MLS’s FIFA 19 launch event in Atlanta two months ago, which provided a perfect chance for United to find its first eMLS player.Hugo, who is a native of Tennessee has achieved a top-100 rating in the game of FIFA while attracting more than 17,000 followers on the Twitch social media platform.He started playing FIFA more than a decade ago and started competing in actively at the start of 2017.“I don’t have the words to describe how excited I am,” said Hugo.“It is an amazing feeling to represent the biggest team in MLS and I feel really honored.”last_img read more

Torvalds rant against Nvidia works new Linux drivers double gaming per

first_imgIt’s been over 20 years since Linus Torvalds built the Linux kernel. We’ve seen it running web servers, phones, and there’s plenty of distro choice for your desktop computer and laptops. Desktop Linux users haven’t always had it easy, especially when it comes to gaming with Nvidia graphics cards. A recent update to Nvidia’s drivers for Linux might have something to do with Torvalds‘ emphatic chastising of the company back in June.Nvidia is one of the leading manufacturers of graphics cards, and has pushed its ARM products into many Android products. However, Nvidia’s driver support for mainstream Linux has been terrible. While giving a talk at Aalto University in Helsinki Finland, Torvalds was asked about the poor performance of Nvidia cards on Linux systems. He pointed out that Nvidia’s drivers are the exception rather than the rule, but added that Nvidia had been terrible to work with on the issue. “Nvidia, f*** you,” Torvalds added, hoisting his middle finger toward the camera. You can watch the outburst below, which is definitely NSFW without headphones.Clearly Torvalds has some strong feelings on how Nvidia has been conducting itself, and the message might have gotten through. The new R310 drivers just out on Linux double the performance of Nvidia cards in 3D games. Game load times are also dramatically shorter with the new drivers.The drivers are available for download on the Nvidia website and should work great with the Steam for Linux beta. Perhaps seeing Valve move into Linux gaming is what spurred Nvidia to fix its drivers, or maybe it was that 10 million GPU order they lost back in June? But I’d like the think getting yelled at by Linus Torvalds had something to do with it, too.via Steam for Linuxlast_img read more

Leading the fight against hunger and breast cancer

first_imgWith a commitment and vision to continually pledge out of her personal wealth, Hyderabad based industrialist Sudha Reddy handed over a grant to two diverse Charities at a small intimate gathering in Paris. With a generous and empathetic heart for philanthropy, Sudha has successfully carved a strong niche in being a voice for the underprivileged through her charitable contributions over the years. After months of interactions with industry stalwarts to understand the immediate and urgent requirements to confront challenges in different sectors, two NGOs were identified as recipients for ‘Áction against Hunger’ and ‘Breast Cancer Research Foundation’.Headquartered in Paris, ‘Action against Hunger’ (AAH) is a 38-year-old organization that is present in over 50 countries and has effectively led the global fight against hunger. With close to 6500 staff, AAH is credited with assisting over 14 million people across the globe. In India, ‘Action against Hunger’ operates through its branch – Fight Hunger Foundation (FHF), which is its sixth headquarters. Speaking at the gathering to hand over the endowment, Sudha Reddy commented, “I’m extremely pleased to be able to partner with not just one but two foundations that are going the extra mile when it comes to making a difference.””I was grieved to be presented with statistics that prove the huge number of children who are dying because of hunger. Malnutrition is killing 20 million children in the world today and it’s a shame that children are dying because of hunger across the world in the 21st century. My country, India, is one where malnutrition is a huge crisis and emergency and we carry 40% of the global load of malnutrition. In our joint vision towards a hunger free world, I feel blessed that I am able to help build a better life for children everywhere,” she added.Thomas Ribemont, Chairman of ‘Action against Hunger’, France said, “I would like to convey my huge gratitude to Sudha Reddy for her very generous donation to Fight Hunger Foundation. Her support will help us immensely in our effort to eradicate malnutrition in children in India. Mrs Reddy has strengthened our hands in our fight against hunger and we are convinced that with her backing we will soon realize our vision of a world where no child dies of hunger.”On the occasion, Sudha Reddy also observed, “Recognizing the power of research and its potential to change lives of millions is the first step in the right direction. A new approach to tackle Breast cancer is critical, and that is where Breast Cancer Research Foundation is making noteworthy contributions. BCRF’s mission is to fight until the number of deaths from breast cancer is zero and I resonate with this goal because I believe that each individual, in his or her own capacity, can help find a solution.”last_img read more

The next frontier for robotics Jazz marimba

first_img[embedded content]Watch out all you well-paid, fat-and-sassy jazz marimba players: Shimon, the marimba playing robot, is after your jobs. Shimon is the brainchild of the Robotic Musicianship Group at Georgia Tech and I’ve been following his career for a few years now. In this video, taken at the Ferst Center Presents as part of Atlanta Science Festival, Shimon and a band led by Zachary Robert Kondak jam out to Kondak’s latest rock opera. That’s Richard Savery on the sax.Watch it. It’s wild.The truly amazing part of the show has to be drummer Jason Barnes’ mechanical arm that he uses to play beats live in time with Shimon’s tapping. It’s a melding of man and machine that is truly awe-inspiring.So you’ve had it good so far, all you jazz vibraphonists. Now that robots are gunning for your jobs the jig might be up.last_img read more

The energy of sound

first_imgTapado Vargas and the healing power of sound Facebook Comments “Sound is vibration, vibration is energy and that energy is light,” said Costa Rican musician Carlos “Tapado” Vargas.Apart from playing in the bands Malpaís and Editus, Vargas performs sound therapy sessions with different instruments like drums, gongs, Tibetan bowls and quartz bowls.Read his story here:center_img Related posts:Four Seasons Resort hosting job fairs across Costa Rica Gardeners of the forest: The tapir in Costa Rica Musical theater in Costa Rica: teaching passion Covering Santa Teresalast_img

SITA explores travel identity of the future

first_imgSITA explores travel identity of the futureTravel technology provider SITA is exploring the potential of blockchain technology to provide travelers with a secure single token to travel through airports and across borders. The revolutionary technology provides the opportunity to allow secure biometric authentication of passengers throughout the journey across borders. This could eliminate the need for multiple travel documents without passengers having to share their personal data.SITA’s technology research team, SITA Lab, is researching how using virtual or digital passports in the form of a single secure token on mobile and wearable devices could reduce complexity, cost and liability around document checks during the passenger journey.Jim Peters, CTO, SITA, said: “Our vision is for seamless secure travel. To date, technology has provided SITA the opportunity to do that at many airports and at more than 30 of the world’s borders.  But the underlying design of today’s computer systems means that there are multiple exchanges of data between various agencies and multiple verification steps, which reduces the ability to have a single global system.“Now blockchain technology offers us the potential to provide a new way of using biometrics. It could enable biometrics to be used across borders, and at all airports, without the passenger’s details being stored by the various authorities.”SITA’s innovative research imagines passengers creating a verifiable ‘token’ on their mobile phone which contains biometric and other personal data. In this vision of future travel, no matter where in the world you go any authority can simply scan your face and scan your device to verify you are an authorized traveler. This can be done without all these agencies ever controlling or storing your biometric details. SITA Lab has worked with blockchain start-up ShoCard on an early demo of these concepts which is being showcased by the companies at the Air Transport IT Summit in Barcelona.Armin Ebrahimi, founder and CEO of ShoCard said: “ShoCard sees a digital revolution when it comes to people providing their verifiable identity information to third parties. Today we are showing how our identity platform, built using the blockchain, combined with SITA’s unique air transport and border management solutions could improve traveler experience while ensuring security.”Peters continued: “Blockchain offers a revolutionary approach to computer applications. It fundamentally changes the way we design systems because we can now create decentralized, global, tamper-proof, distributed databases. It is very early days yet and the issues of scalability and adoption rates need to be examined. But what our SITA Lab team is looking at today is how we in the air travel industry – airlines, airports and government agencies – can take advantage of the new era where the underlying blockchain protocols provide trust so that individuals or authorities don’t have to.”SITA’s researchers are investigating a versatile and secure system to make the single travel token work globally, across all borders. Blockchain technology allows ‘privacy by design’ so that passenger data can be secure, encrypted, tamper-proof and unusable for any other purpose. At the same time, it eliminates the need for a single authority to own, process or store the data.  The crypto-led computer science of blockchain provides a network of trust, where the source and history of the data is verifiable by everyone.Peters added: “This is a whole new way of working but ultimately ‘The Blockchain’ is simply a database where transactions are recorded and confirmed anonymously. Whether it is used for currency or travel it is simply a record of events that is shared between multiple parties but most importantly once information is entered, it cannot be changed, and privacy and security are by design.”SITA’s research into the Travel Identity of the Future is part of its ongoing investment in research for the benefit of the entire air transport community. Identity management to enable secure and rapid passenger flow through airports is one of the five community research programs that SITA has launched to address some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. The others are new baggage tracking capabilities to meet IATA’s Resolution 753; the facilitation of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC); an industry-wide disruption warning system; and enhancing cybersecurity across the industry. Learn more hereSource = SITAlast_img read more

GLENDALE Ariz — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ca

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer left the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Rams with a reported left knee injury. It is the same knee he injured in 2006 as a Cincinnati Bengal. Palmer appeared to injure himself attempting to avoid a sack and was carted to the locker room for evaluation. He did not return, finishing the game having completed 25-of-36 passes for 241 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. “Fortunately we’ve had the opportunity to have Drew for a couple games this year and it’s given us a lot of confidence in Drew’s ability to go out and execute,” receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “He’s been with B.A. longer than any of us on this team have been, so he understands the offense the best out of all of us.“So we know Drew can operate and make this thing go. We’re optimistic about Carson, hopefully he’ll be able to be back with us next week, and we’re still keeping hope.”The Cardinals have been down this road before, and while they’d rather not be in this situation, there was no lack of confidence, no sense that a promising season was about to go down the drain.The way Arians sees it, Stanton is undefeated this season as a starter. “He didn’t lose any because he didn’t finish the one that we did lose,” he said. “Like I said from day one, I’m always comfortable with Drew at quarterback.” – / 39 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   “We don’t know anything about Carson’s injury or the length or whatever it is yet,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “It is obviously a knee, but it will be evaluated and get an MRI and everything and we’ll know something more hopefully by Tuesday.”Drew Stanton replaced Palmer and threw a touchdown on his first drive of the game, and afterwards said it is a difficult situation to deal with because Palmer is the team’s leader.“Any time you lose a key like that, it’s difficult because he was in there and was playing a great game and we were battling trying to win a football game.“We’ll just continue to weather the storm, whatever it is. We’ll continue to progress and try and get ready for a Detroit team that is coming in here playing at a really high level.”While Arians was not able to confirm how long Palmer will be out, it seems likely Stanton will get the nod next week, and possibly for more time after that. The coach once again expressed confidence in Stanton, who finished Sunday’s win completing 3-of-5 passes for 85 yards and the touchdown, and on the season has completed 46-of-93 passes for 614 yards and three touchdowns. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2018 6:56 am PDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by Profiles in History shows two pages from the original Alcoholics Anonymous manuscript. Alcoholics Anonymous is demanding the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the “Twelve Step” program of recovery from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc. in New York state court last Thursday sued an Alabama man, Ken Roberts, who owns the manuscript, a New York art gallery and a California auction house. The manuscript is to be sold June 8 at auction. The lawsuit said the manuscript was gifted to a man who left instructions for it to be given to Alcoholics Anonymous upon his death. But it never was. (Profiles in History via AP) Court fight over, founding papers of AA to go up for auctioncenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the “Big Book,” is heading back to auction after a lawsuit disputing its ownership was settled.Auction house Profiles in History announced Wednesday that the manuscript and manifesto is going up for auction on May 5 in Los Angeles. It is expected them to fetch between $2 million and $3 million.The 161-page typed document with yellowing pages, considered to be nearly scripture by some AA followers, give the first outline of the group’s 12-step recovery program. It is filled with handwritten notes and scribbles from the founding fathers of AA, including William Wilson, more commonly known as “Bill W.”It had been slated to be auctioned last June, but Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. disputed that Alabama resident Ken Roberts had the rights to it. Roberts bought the manuscript at auction in 2007 for $850,000.Details of the settlement were not released, but Profiles in History said Alcoholics Anonymous had waived its rights to the manuscript.Wilson’s widow Lois owned the papers after his death in 1971, and she passed them on to her friend Barry Leach. Alcoholics Anonymous said Leach signed and notarized a letter in 1979 saying the manuscript would belong to the organization after his death. He died in 1985, but the manuscript did not make its way to Alcoholics Anonymous, which did not know about the notarized letter at the time.Its ownership history in the ensuing years is not entirely clear until 2004, when Sotheby’s auctioned it for $1.57 million. Then it sold to Roberts in 2007.A web page devoted to the auction describes the manuscript as a “Bible to millions” that has sold 30 million copies since 1939, been translated into 43 languages and has been ranked by the Library of Congress as a top non-fiction book that shaped America.last_img read more

Boston Symphony heading back outdoors to Tanglewoo

first_imgBoston Symphony heading back outdoors to Tanglewood BOSTON – The Boston Symphony Orchestra is returning to its seasonal home at Tanglewood.Music director Andris Nelsons will conduct works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky as the renowned orchestra kicks off its 2018 outdoor season on Friday evening at the western Massachusetts venue.Superstar pianist Lang Lang will play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor.This summer’s season, which runs through Sept. 2, continues the BSO’s yearlong homage to Leonard Bernstein.The Massachusetts-born conductor and composer would have turned 100 on Aug. 25. He died in 1990 at age 72 in New York City.Bernstein was a fixture at the annual summer music festival at Tanglewood for half a century. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 4, 2018 11:13 am PDT Last Updated Jul 4, 2018 at 12:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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The communities who have been using the cattle are just not happy with the move.twitter.ac. 1 Film in Chinese HistoryThe increasing significance of the China market,S. for $2 billion the Chinese tech firm has suffered a cash crunchRead More: Martin Scorsese’s Silence Is a Win for Taiwan but Producers Are Worried About a China BacklashFinancial woes though haven’t stopped Le Vision head Zhang Zhao a onetime philosophy major who now runs a major Chinese entertainment company from demanding Hollywood’s respect "I went to the US 20 years ago and worked as a delivery boy learned English and worked hard to get where I am" he says from his bare-bones office in Beijing "The Hollywood people who come here how much can they speak Chinese How much have they changed their mind-set Hollywood needs to treat us like an equal partner not just a market"RelatedNorth KoreaNorth Korea Is Operating at Least 13 Secret Missile Sites Satellite Images ShowNorth KoreaNorth Korea Is Operating at Least 13 Secret Missile Sites Satellite Images ShowThat’s what Renny Harlin seems to be doing When he was a kid in small-town Finland his ambition to one day become a Hollywood director seemed as far-fetched as a blockbuster plotline Now with a slew of Hollywood films to his credit (Die Hard 2 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 Cliffhanger) Harlin is again indulging in unlikely dreams In 2015 after more than two decades without a hit film he moved full time to Beijing where he lives with a mutt rescued from a Chinese dog-meat farm Fleeing Hollywood has paid off Skiptrace a $30 million action comedy starring Fan Jackie and Johnny Knoxville has grossed more than $130 million in China (The film scored only a limited release in the US) Up next for Harlin is Legend of the Ancient Sword which is based on a Chinese video game That project is being financed by Alibaba Pictures the film arm of the tech company that has surpassed Walmart as the world’s biggest retailerThe last film Harlin shot in California was Die Hard 2 in 1989 "Nothing’s made in Hollywood anymore" he says "It’s way too expensive" So Harlin like other Hollywood directors hopscotched the world filming in Bulgaria Georgia and Thailand among other countries Still Skiptrace marked the first time he employed an all-local crew rather than the imported Hollywood expertise that drives costs up It wasn’t easy Film budgets in China often run just five pages long Hollywood’s are encyclopedic down to every last prop and catered meal to reassure financiers wary of costly gambles While Hollywood crews are protected by union rules that limit shoots to five-day workweeks and no more than six hours without a meal break or overtime pay Chinese labor is contracted out for a month in which personnel are used to working 16-to-20-hour days without a single day off "Hollywood thinks there’s only one way to do things — its way" Harlin says "Making a movie in China I realized that flexibility even though it has its challenges is liberating"Read More: Can Hollywood Afford to Make Films China Doesn’t LikeSo far the biggest beneficiaries of China’s cinema boom have been local film companies which seem to proliferate with every month Chinese tech companies real estate firms venture-capital outfits state investment funds — they all want to profit from a growing middle class looking for ways to fill its leisure time (Not all are succeeding — Alibaba Pictures reported a $69 million loss in the first half of 2016) As China’s film industry has expanded Hollywood’s share of the Chinese box office has decreased from 49% in 2012 to 32% today It’s only natural that the world’s most populous nation will develop a flourishing movie industry that can reflect its traditions legends and values India has Bollywood; shouldn’t China have Chollywood The two highest-grossing movies in Chinese film history last year’s rom-com The Mermaid ($554 million) and 2015’s live-action animation Monster Hunt ($385 million) were both 100% Chinese Last February Chinese audiences broke the global weekly box-office record by purchasing $557 million in tickets Every film showing in China that record-breaking week was a local production No Hollywood magic neededChina’s film industry could wind up like its tech sector which has thrived behind the Great Firewall Apple prospered in part because of a Chinese obsession with the iPhone But the California company enjoyed rare market access in China and it is now being challenged by local competitors With Google Facebook Twitter and Instagram all blocked from China whether for protectionist or political reasons homegrown firms like Alibaba or Tencent have prospered Like Fan Bingbing Chinese digital firms haven’t required the world to succeed China was enoughTourists on Guanzhou & HongKong street Reproducing the 19th century’s scenery of Guangzhou and HongKong it’s the earliest shooting base in Hengdian Zhang Peng—LightRocket/Getty Images However China’s leaders and its cash-rich companies want more than just domestic success After all Bollywood has exported its schlocky singing productions across the developing world Tiny South Korea has managed to capture part of the global TV market with its gauzy costume dramas Shouldn’t the inheritor of a proud civilization that spans thousands of years be able to project its own soft power Even as President Xi has restricted artistic freedom at home he has urged China to export its values and promote a "global creative industry" Wanda’s Wang a former soldier in the People’s Liberation Army and member of the Chinese Communist Party has said he wants to use his US theaters to showcase Chinese filmsRelatedAviationPilot Suspended After Failing Booze Test an Hour Before 4100-Mile FlightAviationPilot Suspended After Failing Booze Test an Hour Before 4100-Mile FlightBut Western audiences aren’t going to pay to see communist propaganda or overly sanitized Chinese rom-coms no matter how comfortable the seats may be at revamped AMC theaters Chinese-made movies long a negligible force in the global box office have actually done even worse in the West over the past few years compared with an earlier era when the offerings tended to be lushly shot martial-art epics or political art-house films like Raise the Red Lantern that were banned in China Even Chinese audiences are tiring of anodyne or jingoistic fare Despite favorably timed releases that allowed them to avoid competition with foreign blockbusters a string of big-budget patriotic-themed films have flopped "Everybody in the industry knows the rules" says Fan "All the films that can be shown in China must demonstrate their socialist value"Film analyst Cain explains how censorship and other official directives can drain the creative spirit "The government gets in the way at every step in China" he says "Your overriding concern is ‘Am I going to be OK?" 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