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OneRepublic And Save The Children Launch Every Beat Matters

first_imgLaunched yesterday, Save the Children and Ad Council’s Every Beat Matters campaign draws on the power of music inspired by children’s heartbeats to give Americans new ways to help millions more children survive.Multimedia public service ads featuring the creation of OneRepublic’s new single “Feel Again” debuted yesterday and will be distributed to more than 33,000 media outlets nationwide. The ads — created pro bono by ad agency BBDO New York and filmed by Academy Award-nominated directors Sean and Andrea Fine — show how children’s heartbeats collected in remote villages of Malawi and Guatemala inspired a hit song that can help bring hope to children around the world.A portion of Feel Again proceeds will benefit Save the Children’s Every Beat Matters campaign, which aims to bring basic lifesaving care to children around the world. Every year about 7 million children die before their 5th birthday — mostly from preventable and treatable causes, including pneumonia, diarrhea and newborn complications.“We’re excited to team up with Save the Children to let people know we all have the power to help children survive,” said Ryan Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic. “Feel Again is an opportunity for us to be the voices for these children. We hope the song they inspired will now inspire others to join the Every Beat Matters campaign.”The PSAs drive to www.EveryBeatMatters.org where people can download the song and take other actions to help save children’s lives. The web site also features personal blogs of frontline health workers trained by Save the Children to prevent and treat the major causes of child death in their own communities. Such workers, including community health workers and midwives, are often the only link to health care for children living beyond the reach of hospitals and clinics in developing countries.“Health workers prevent a child’s death somewhere in the world every 3 to 4 seconds — but we can save many more children by better supporting health workers,” said Mary Beth Powers, the Director of Save the Children’s campaign for child survival.The Every Beat Matters campaign includes TV, radio, print, outdoor and digital PSAs as well as a robust social media program that will broaden the reach of the campaign via Facebook at facebook.com/everybeatmatters and Twitter @EveryBeat.“Every Beat Matters is an innovative and groundbreaking extension of our efforts with Save the Children to deliver more lifesaving healthcare to children in need throughout the world,” said Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council. “We are very grateful to BBDO and OneRepublic for their extraordinary contributions to the campaign, and I believe this creative will have a significant impact in empowering Americans to get involved.”“This isn’t just an execution. It’s a movement,” said John Osborn, President and CEO, BBDO New York. “The result is something we’ve never seen before. It’s an idea rooted in something so simple — a heartbeat — but also so massive, it has the potential to touch everyone. It’s certainly touched everyone at BBDO.”The Ad Council began working with Save the Children and BBDO to improve child survival through supporting local health workers in 2010. In the two years since launch the campaign has received more than $60 million in donated media.Per the Ad Council model, the new Every Beat Matters PSAs will air and run in advertising time and space that is donated by the media.Source:Save the Childrenlast_img read more

Tanker truck catches fire past Chetwynd

first_imgThis crude oil is being transported to a Prince George refinery. RCMP are on site and Drive BC will be updated as the road is open in both directions. The incident has been downgraded from a Code 2 to a Code 1 as it is under control.(PEACE FM) CHETWYND, B.C. – A truck hauling 40 000 liters of crude oil has had a fire about 20 km west from Chetwynd on Highway 97 at about 10 a.m. Sunday. The fire has been isolated to the rear tires of the unit and no product has been lost. The company has dispatched another unit to continue to take the product from the highway. last_img read more

Moroccan Anti-Terror Chief Questions Performance of Spanish Police in Barcelona Attacks

Rabat – The head of Morocco’s anti-terrorism bureau, Abdelhak El Khiam, has criticized the Spanish police following last week’s attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.“How is it possible that the Spanish police had not noticed anything? ”asked the director of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) in an interview with the Spanish press agency EFE, referring to the suspects who planned and carried out the deadly attacks on August 17 after becoming radicalized.“How come the mosque in Ripoll didn’t attract attention? Were the imams not controlled? And I who thought that our Spanish friends understood many things after the Madrid attacks in 2004,” added El Khiam. The suspects behind the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks, the Moroccan security official affirmed, grew up in Spain and therefore should have been immune from radicalization.However, El Khiam suggested that lack of control over mosques, coupled with marginalization, is one of the main reasons youth turn to extremist ideologies. In Morocco, he noted, things are different, as the reform of the religious field, including tight control over sermons, have led to “the disappearance of anarchist mosques.”As for the 1,600 Moroccans who are believed to have joined Islamist armed groups in Syria and Iraq, El Khiam said these people were radicalized mainly through the internet.Meanwhile, the BCIJ head revealed that Moroccan security services had arrested three suspects in relation with the attacks in Spain.While two of the three were released, the third person is still under detention. Investigations revealed so far that he did not have a direct connection with the attack, but he praised on social media.The man in question, who lived in Spain for ten years, leading a life away from Islam before turning to extremist ideas, was arrested in Nador. During investigations, he confessed that he had been planning an attack onthe Spanish embassy in Rabat. read more

Morocco, Australia Forge Cooperation on Agriculture, Fisheries

Rabat –  Earlier this week, Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch flew to Australia to look for more opportunities for cooperation in agriculture and fisheries.Akhannouch told the press after his talks with the agricultural minister for the Australian state of Victoria,  Jaclyn Symes, that “Victoria has shown great interest in supporting Morocco in the development of its agriculture and fisheries sectors.”The minister added that the meeting also gave Morocco an opportunity to learn about the Australian experience in the areas of training, research, and biosecurity, in addition to other projects such as aquaculture and the development of fish markets. “Australia’s vision focuses on product quality and biosecurity, aspects that are of particular interest to Morocco,” Akhannouch said.Symes said that both countries are determined to develop agriculture and fisheries, emphasizing that such development “requires innovation and the adoption of new technologies.”Read Also: Public Institute: Australia Still Lacks Anti-Terrorism Cooperation with MoroccoShe added that the two factors are key aspects to “ensure the prosperity of these sectors.”The Australian MP also tweeted about her meeting with Akhannouch.“Great to meet with the Moroccan Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries,  Mr Aziz Akhannouch today. Key on the agenda; Victoria’s game-changing move to Sheep EID, climate change, trade access and young farmers,” she wrote.Great to meet with the Moroccan Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr Aziz Akhannouch today.Key on the agenda; Victoria’s game-changing move to Sheep EID, climate change, trade access and young farmers. #springst #agchatoz @VicFarmers pic.twitter.com/Rfie6MLvdI— Jaclyn Symes (@JaclynSymes) February 4, 2019A boost in trade in 2017The Australian ambassador to Rabat, Berenice Owen-Jones, told Morocco World News that two-way trade between Morocco and Australia totalled AUD 97 million (MAD 660 million) in 2017.The ambassador added that “Australian exports comprised around AUD 40 million [MAD 272 million], mostly in wheat, meat and paints, and imports from Morocco were valued at around AUD 57 million [MAD 338 million], including fertilisers, clothing and vegetables.”The diplomat also expressed satisfaction with the cooperation between Rabat and Canberra.“As the Australian Ambassador to Morocco, I am pleased by our significant and diverse economic relationship.  However, I see potential to grow our commercial links further particularly in the areas of food and agriculture, water management, cyber security, infrastructure, planning and extractives,” she said.Akhannouch’s trip to Australia this week is his second visit to the country. He is leading a delegation of more than 20 people. Opportunity for further collaboration“Against the background of the visit to Australia by the Moroccan Minister of Agriculture, I am pleased that Australian companies have participated in components of Morocco’s Green Morocco Plan – including a bovine traceability review and an agriculture education, training and research review and strategic plan,” Owen-Jones stressed.The ambassador said that the visit of Akhannouch will increase cooperation between the two countries.Akhannouch will  meet with several senior officials, including Minister of Agriculture David Littleproud. Throughout the week-long visit, Akhannouch will also meet with representatives from business sectors in multiple states. According to the diplomat, Akhannouch will “will see first-hand that Australia, as a world leader in sustainable agriculture and fisheries, is  well placed to become a partner of choice for Morocco in areas such as research, biosecurity, dry land agriculture, aquaculture, agricultural technology, horticulture and livestock management.”According to the Australian government, Morocco’s mining sector is one of its key developed areas because it accounts for 9 percent of its Gross Domestic Product.The government also said that the mining sector represents 30 percent of its exports.The government emphasized the importance of phosphates for Morocco since the North African country contains two-thirds of the world’s phosphate reserves.Australia is also aware of Morocco’s licensed permits granted to international companies to explore natural gas and fuel in its land.“Mining (except for phosphates) can be carried out by any individual or corporate entity, regardless of nationality, but under the new code, they must prove technical and financial capabilities,” added the Australian government on its profile market.It also emphasized that Morocco is considered a gateway to Francophone West African countries through its diplomatic ties with other African countries.The Moroccan involvement in Francophone West African nations creates opportunities for major reviews and consultations as well as exploration and development for Australian companies looking to engage with Morocco and Francophone West Africa.The government of Australia considers Morocco as a dynamic economic landscape due to its “proximity to Europe and a diverse geography.”It also acknowledged Morocco’s position as “a stable, business friendly hub for North-West Africa.”In a previous interview, Owen-Jones told Morocco World News that her country is also determined to increase cooperation on counterterrorism issues, including in global forums with Rabat.Morocco has several international cooperations with international security services due its tightened security measures to combat terrorism. read more

Time for UN Peacebuilding Commission to turn plans into results – new

Ambassador Kenzo Oshima of Japan, who was elected today to succeed the outgoing chair, Ambassador Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins of Angola, told journalists that the Commission – set up to help fragile nations recover from the effects of conflict – had made impressive strides since it began a year ago.Burundi and Sierra Leone were chosen as the first two countries to receive assistance, and detailed strategies have been outlined for the two African States in consultation with their governments and with other international and national organizations.But now is the time to “get things done,” Mr. Oshima said. “We are not there yet but we are a good way to achieving those objectives.”While the Commission should continue to work aggressively in helping Burundi and Sierra Leone, it should also consider expanding its roster of countries receiving support, Mr. Oshima added, suggesting that other African countries may be chosen first.He also said the Commission should take up cross-border issues such as youth unemployment, the rule of law and security sector reform now that it is firmly established.In his address today to the conclusion of the Commission’s first session, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was “proud to be associated with your first year, and your important achievements. The Peacebuilding Commission has a long and exciting future in front of it.”Mr. Ban stressed that any “efforts to consolidate peace and development must be based on the needs and perspectives of the countries themselves. The marriage of national ownership and international partnership is the key.”General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa congratulated the Commission for undertaking “its sensitive tasks with seriousness and perseverance. It has firmly established itself as an important new intergovernmental body with a membership that reflects key UN bodies and stakeholders.”Sheikha Haya called on the Commission to establish a closer working relationship with other parts of the UN system, particularly the General Assembly. 27 June 2007The main challenge facing the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in the next year is to transform its plans and strategies for Burundi and Sierra Leone into tangible results on the ground in the two countries, the incoming chair of the body said today. read more

10 Tips for Diagnosing Slow Applications

network-3148727__340.jpg 6 Tips for Diagnosing Slow Applications Terry Slattery December 06, 2018 This post, the second in a two-part series, delves into possible causes for poor application performance — and how to check them. Are Open Source Active Path Testing Tools Viable for You? Terry Slattery July 08, 2019 An open source path testing tool could be an alternative to a commercial product, but you must understand the tradeoffs. Log in or register to post comments VoIP SLAs: Can You Measure How Your Carrier Is Doing? Gary Audin June 14, 2019 Startup PhoneSentry tackles complex voice monitoring and alerting Unify Square Taps Cross-Platform Collaboration Management Beth Schultz April 25, 2019 Announces plans to bring Slack, Zoom, Workplace by Facebook under management, alongside traditional Microsoft suites Reaping the Value of Cloud Service Management Data Gary Audin April 05, 2019 In this Q&A with a Virsae executive, learn how access to big data can be a boon for UC and contact center improvements. To diagnose a slow application, you’ve got to start with knowing something about how the application functions.What protocols does it use (UDP or TCP)? What are the packet flows like (small, equally spaced packet flows like in VoIP or big encrypted data packets)? Does the application need real-time performance (again, like VoIP and video) or does it need to move a lot of data? Is QoS required? Do other applications run on the endpoints, competing for bandwidth, CPU, memory, and disk I/O? Where are the endpoints and what is the path between them? What is the application’s server architecture?We should start by dividing the problems into groups:Client-side processing — things that happen on the client endpointNetwork transport — factors that impact applications on the networkServer-side architecture — application architecture and implementation factorsMultifunction interactions — interactions between multiple groups that degrade applicationsIn this part, we’ll examine the first two groups. The second part will cover the final two groups.Client-Side ProcessingFor reliable application performance, you have to be able to control what is happening on the client endpoints. The resources and timing of activities on clients can impact business application performance.1. Some applications distribute their processing loads by running complex programs on the client. The complexity can be due to the algorithms, the size of the code, or the size of the data that must be processed. You must understand the client-side function of the application architecture in order to truly diagnose and understand the source of the problem. Use client-side diagnosis tools to learn the size of the application and whether it is consuming excessive amounts of memory or using a lot of CPU. Network utilization tools may help determine how much data is being loaded from the server.2. Related to #1 is the use of old, underpowered client systems. The problem may be slow CPU, limited memory, network-based storage for virtual desktop systems, or perhaps a slow local disk storage system. Note that a nearly full disk system will function much like a very slow disk as the system searches for empty storage blocks. I’ve seen old virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) clients that weren’t fast enough to run the video codec without dropping packets. The video would randomly display significant pixilation, which annoyed users and caused no end of complaints. One of the key data points was that switching to a more powerful VDI client hardware significantly reduced the pixilation. Another factor was the amount of motion in the video. Relatively static video content was fine, while high-motion video exhibited the problem. Another clue was that the pixilation only started after a few 10s of seconds of video — after the client’s buffers filled.3. Next on our list is other programs that compete for resources. A typical culprit is when a system starts to download a software patch/update or begins performing a system backup or running a virus scan. These processes are known for consuming client-side resources like network bandwidth, CPU, memory, and disk I/O bandwidth. Don’t forget about entertainment programs like streaming audio and video. Listening to music all day isn’t too bad. But watching the March Madness games or other significant streaming video entertainment program can have a big impact on a client system’s ability to run business applications.Tags:News & Viewsapplication performanceMonitoring & ManagementBest PracticesConsultant PerspectivesEnterprise NetworkingIndepthSystems Management & Network Design12nextlast Articles You Might Like See All in Monitoring & Management » read more

Lynx Fans Fill Up Stadium to Chant Black Lives

Minnesota Lynx players wear t-shirts in support of police shooting victims (Twitter)The WNBA reversed the fines imposed on three teams this weekend after fans of the Minnesota Lynx chanted “Black lives matter” at Friday night’s game. The uproar began after players for the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever continued their support of police and Black shooting victims last week.Atlanta Black Star reported the league had been criticized for the double standard of punishing members of the majority Black league for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement but praising the support for Orlando shooting victims.According to the Associated Press, the WNBA decided to rescind the $5,000 fine against each team and $500 for all players involved for violating the league’s uniform code.BREAKING: WNBA withdraws fines for teams that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) July 23, 2016Players donned black warm-up shirts that read #BlackLivesMatter and #Dallas5. The athletes purposely wore Adidas shirts to comply with dress guidelines, but the issue was with the unapproved messages on the shirts. League president Lisa Borders commended the move but did not condone noncompliance.“We are proud of WNBA players’ engagement and passionate advocacy for non-violent solutions to difficult social issues but expect them to comply with the league’s uniform guidelines,” she said in a statement.On Saturday, Borders continued to voice support and said removing the fines show the teams “even more support.”Appreciate our players expressing themselves on matters important to them. Rescinding imposed fines to show them even more support.— WNBAPrez (@WNBAPrez) July 23, 2016One day earlier, the Lynx faced off against the Seattle Storm at Minneapolis’ Target Center, where fans backed the home team’s support of Black Lives Matter by chanting the movement’s namesake. Unlike the Liberty, Fever and Mercury teams, the Lynx were not fined for their t-shirt protest because they got approval for the messages, according to Fusion.Crowds chanted #blacklivesmatter while @bre_stewart30 Stewie is doing her free throw. #BlackOutLynx pic.twitter.com/Vihr7EzrPH— Yi-Chin Lee (@_yichinlee) July 23, 2016Post game, the Storm joined the Liberty and Fever media blackout according to The Seattle Times, refusing to discuss the game and only talk about racial injustice.“We all have fathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, everybody who can be in this situation. Race is a very uncomfortable topic to talk about in the United States,” Storm forward Alysha Clark told the paper. “A lot of people don’t want to have it. But as the events have been unfolding here and in the last couple of years, there is a problem that needs to be addressed. It needs to be talked about.” read more

RCT helps Cat LHDs go digital at Gold Fields Granny Smith mine

first_imgRCT is helping Gold Fields’ Granny Smith mine in Western Australia achieve further efficiencies with its latest automation technology , the company said.The underground gold mine’s CAT loaders, equipped with RCT’s ControlMaster® Teleremote and Guidance Automation solutions, will go digital with RCT’s Guidance Select and Guidance Control features, according to RCT.“This will be facilitated via the mine network and RCT’s Automation Control Centre, all of which will transform their operations into a mine of the future,” RCT said.The Guidance Automation solution ensures faster production cycle times and reduces potential machine damage during the tramming cycle.The Granny Smith mine is 720 km east-north-east of Perth. It produced 290,000 oz of gold in 2017.last_img read more

Number One NYT Bestseller Gets Pulled From List Thanks to Book Twitter

first_img How ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Traumatized a Genera…Interviews With Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Are Becoming a Book This is what I’m referencing. A book that’s out of stock on Amazon and is not currently in any physical B&N in the tri-state area. pic.twitter.com/HV9l0neRgG— Phil Stamper (@stampepk) August 24, 2017Lani Sarem also has an odd history that includes being a music manager for Blues Traveler. She’s also cousins with ‘N Sync’s J.C. Chasez. If that wasn’t enough late ’90s/early ’00s, actor Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie is reportedly going to star in a movie adaptation of Instructions for Mortals alongside Sarem, who has had a few minor acting roles herself. Now an explanation begins to form.OnBroadwayish manager Jeremy West also joined the investigation and found that somehow, the book had moved 18,000 copies in a single week. He and Stamper then received messages from bookstores detailing some very strange telephone orders. The New York Times Young Adult Best Seller List is a big deal in certain corners of the internet. Specifically the part of Twitter populated by authors, and others in the book publishing industry. That particular corner uncovered some possible shady dealings regarding a book’s unusually rapid ascent to the top of the list on Thursday, August 25.It started with the unexpected appearance of a newcomer at number one on the NYT YA Bestseller List, Pajiba reports. Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem was the number one seller, according to the original version of the list. For people who follow publishing, a book no one had ever heard of before becoming a number one best seller would be strange enough. It caught even more attention because it knocked another book, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, from the top spot. The Hate U Give has been number one for the last 25 weeks. It’s the story of a young black girl who sees her friend killed by a police officer, and it’s gotten nothing but praise, from both publishers and readers. A movie is even on the way. Knocking it from its number one spot would be quite a feat. So how did Handbook for Mortals manage it?That’s what Young Adult author Phil Stamper tried to find out. To crack the New York Times Bestseller list, it’s generally accepted you need to sell at least 5000 copies. Not something that’s easily done in a debut novel’s first week. You shouldn’t be able to buy your way onto the @nytimes list. But here we are.— Phil Stamper (@stampepk) August 24, 2017Handbook for Mortals is the first book from publisher GeekNation, a website that only started its book publishing arm last month. How does a book with no Twitter buzz, and no coverage in the mainstream book press become a number one bestseller? Especially when it’s out of stock on Amazon, and not carried by any Barnes & Noble? Things were starting to look strange. Well this clears things up… (they asked for their name to be redacted) pic.twitter.com/WkzUynUwsB— Phil Stamper (@stampepk) August 24, 2017West got a similar story.center_img Stay on target I have received a second source claiming this happened last week. pic.twitter.com/ot0vFBMjb2— Jeremy West (@JeremyWest) August 24, 2017Now, it starts to come together. A producer of the movie, or at least someone with interest in getting it made, bulk-ordered the book to push it to the top of the Times’ Bestseller list. Presumably, that would make for a much more enticing pitch when talking to studios. Now, that’s not illegal. Plenty of people have pulled similar stunts before, particularly books pushing some kind of political agenda. The New York Times usually includes those books on their list, but includes an asterisk, noting that not all those sales were to individual customers. So why was there no asterisk here? It looks like whoever was responsible took great care to not catch the Times’ attention. And now we’ve had a third bookseller report (w/photo evidence!) A guy called to place an order for <30 copies at all 3 B&Ns in their city.— Phil Stamper (@stampepk) August 24, 2017When someone buys more than 30 copies of the same book at Barnes & Noble, it’s listed as a corporate sale. That’s probably the kind of information that would tip off the New York Times, so it would appear the buyer deliberately bought just enough copies to avoid the corporate sale designation.Thanks to the tireless investigation of dedicated book nerds, The New York Times put things right. The paper released an updated version of their Young Adult Bestseller list without Instructions for Mortals. The Hate U Give was back in its top spot.Getting a movie made in Hollywood is hard. Nobody’s open to original ideas, so if you’re adapting a popular novel or comic book, you already have a leg up on every other writer in Los Angeles. These were some insane length to go to to make that happen, though. I’m just glad we got to see the scheme crumble down in such an amazing fashion. As great a story as this was though, by all accounts, The Hate U Give is a better one. If you’re a fan of YA fiction, or fiction in general, it’s absolutely worth picking up. Plus, a movie adaptation of that book is actually happening, starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Issa Rae. That’s the kind of talent you attract when you reach the top of a bestseller list legitimately.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Captain Marvel review Personal growth and female empowerment with a 90s beat

first_imgnullMaria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Marvel Studios Carol and Fury become a sort of odd couple with little in common besides mutual respect. They share some of the funnier, sharper banter in the movie and he reminds her that emotions don’t just make humans human, they’re often advantageous. But there’s no love interest in Captain Marvel. Not even a hint of it. And I’m more than fine with that. As much as I enjoyed Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman, this is an origin story minus the flirtation and seduction and it’s all the stronger for it. Danvers comes to terms with her powers, learns to control them, and confronts a society that tells her women can’t race cars, join the army or become fighter pilots. That struggle is more than enough to keep her (and us) engaged. Don’t get me wrong. Captain Marvel is far from alone. As well as Fury, she also reunites with her longtime friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Maria’s daughter Monica. “You were the most powerful woman I knew right before you could shoot fire from your fists,” Maria tells Carol during a touching conversation when our protagonist needs a bit of a confidence boost.women-of-the-marvel-universe-promo-art-with-logoClick for more on the women who make Marvel run. Rounding out the excellent cast, Annette Bening plays the person Carol admires most, even when at times she doesn’t recall why. It’s very telling that Bening’s character isn’t about fighting wars, but about ending them. That philosophy will influence Carol’s values and give her reasons for becoming a full-fledged warrior and protector.The diverse array of female characters puts Captain Marvel alongside the undeniably feminist Black Panther — both pass the Bechdel test with high grades. Captain Marvel is yet another title that proves you can have a big superhero film that doesn’t forget to represent half of the world’s population in a non-reductionist way. Why we love the women of Marvel Powerful women of the Marvel universe Tags 26 Photos Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) rules the ’90s. Marvel Studios As the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first film helmed by a female superhero and the first co-directed by a woman, Captain Marvel has a lot to live up to. The stakes are high. Especially considering DC already released its own successful, critically acclaimed film led and directed by women: Wonder Woman. Let’s just say Captain Marvel, which will be available to watch at home at the end of May, was worth the wait. It’s two hours of pure female empowerment packaged with all the visual power you’d expect from a Marvel blockbuster. Brie Larson is fierce and effortlessly cool as a fighter-pilot-turned-space-warrior trying to discover who she really is. And it doesn’t hurt that Hole, Elastica and Nirvana set the beat with some of the biggest hits of the ’90s.Grunge looks good on Marvel.Larson is Carol Danvers, a member of the alien Kree race’s elite military unit Starforce. Her mentor Yon-Rogg, played by a yellow-eyed Jude Law, tries to teach her that the most dangerous things a warrior can encounter are emotions. Danvers doesn’t always listen. She’s struggling to control her powers, but also trying to figure out why she can’t remember her past. After a mission gone wrong, Danvers finds herself on Earth in 1995 — a planet the Kree refer to as C-53 and a “shithole.” Here she’ll make the acquaintance of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) — an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. with two eyes and a full mane of hair.  How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order More Captain Marvel 15 Photos Previously known for creating low-key stories such as Half Nelson, the writing and directing pair of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are the latest in a line of interesting choices to helm an effects-driven superhero epic. And just like Taika Waititi with Thor: Ragnarok or Ryan Coogler with Black Panther, Boden and Fleck infuse Captain Marvel with plenty of heart.  They avoid flashbacks that would slow the pace and clumsy exposition is almost nonexistent. We learn about Carol at the same gradual pace that she does — through interesting, well-executed narrative devices like Skrull leader Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) invading Carol’s memories. Marvel Studios You learn about Danvers’ humanity through her failings. Falling but standing up ready to attempt again becomes one of our hero’s driving forces — and a quality that reminds viewers that sometimes the most important thing in life isn’t necessarily success, but continuing to try.Then there are all those ’90s references. Panama Jack’s boots and coveralls. Turtlenecks. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Alta Vista. Blockbuster video-rental stores and telephone booths. Pagers. Early (and slow) Macs. The album poster from Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It also helps that Captain Marvel’s soundtrack is underscored by Nirvana’s Come As You Are, Elastica’s Connection and No Doubt’s Just A Girl. Obvious choices maybe, but it’s hard not to tap your feet to the pounding rhythm of Hole’s Celebrity Skin even if you’ve never been a grunge devotee. Celebrating the badass women of Marvel, on and off screen Danai Gurira of Black Panther: An action hero in her own right Meet the Oscar winner who made Black Panther look fierce Round two of our Women of the Marvel universe bracket Comments Of course the movie isn’t just a ’90s music video, although there are moments when you might think you’re actually watching a ’90s action movie or buddy film with a touch of Terminator 2 or even Die Hard with a Vengeance. The visual effects are seamlessly integrated into the story to the point where you often forget they’re there. Like Fury’s digital de-aging: it’s hard to be bothered by it because it just looks natural. There are perfectly choreographed minimalistic fight sequences between two barefoot characters and there are full-blown explosion-driven space battles. Carol flies in space, clad in her blue, red and golden suit, leaving a luminous trail across the sky wherever she goes. “You know you’re glowing, right?” Fury asks Carol at one point.The movie also pays homage to the late Stan Lee, who was still around to film his cameo for this movie and Avengers: Endgame. The legendary comics creator, who died in November at 95, is remembered in the Marvel Studios opening theme sequence and a “Thank You Stan” message opens the movie. TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: 18:39 Captain Marvel opens Thursday, March 7: Reserve your tickets now Endgame countdown: How to stream every Marvel film before April 26 3:04 More Marvel-ous women Share your voice 38 Becoming a Marvel woman through cosplay, and getting paid for it Now playing: Watch this: Not everything in Captain Marvel is what it appears. There are a couple of twists you won’t necessarily see coming. And yes, the feline Goose steals every single scene. At one point during Captain Marvel, Carol is wearing a Nine Inch Nails T-shirt, leather jacket and distressed jeans. Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage plays in the background. Fury summarizes the whole thing perfectly: “Grunge is a good look for you,” he says. I couldn’t agree more. Feeling like watching it again at home? Captain Marvel will be available digitally May 28 and on Blu-ray June 11. You can already preorder the streaming version on Amazon. The HD version costs $19.99 and has bonus content. Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Movie reviews Marvellast_img read more

Titan Teases SDCCExclusive Twelfth Doctor Comic

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target Sneak peeks and celebrity panels and signings, oh my!Not to be outdone by BBC America’s star-studded Doctor Who-at-San Diego Comic Con reveal, Titan Comics just announced big plans for the 2017 event.Fans can stop by the publisher’s booth to pick up a convention-special comic, “The Last Action Figure,” featuring the Twelfth Doctor and his latest companion, Bill Potts.Penned by Richard Dinnick, with art by Mariano Laclaustra, Carlos Cabrera, and Nico Selma, the story comes with two stunning collectible covers by Alice X Zhang (pictured).“The Last Action Figure” (via Titan Comics)“The Last Action Figure” (via Titan Comics)Meanwhile, Dinnick and fellow writers Nick Abadzis, George Mann, Brian Miller, and Cavan Scott will join Titan editor Andrew James at the Doctor Who & Torchwood Comics Panel on Saturday, July 22.Catch the talented group in room 5AB at 3:30 p.m. to get the lowdown on each series’ upcoming books and go behind the scenes with “exclusive art previews from the line,” Titan boasted.Plus, the SDCC website warned visitors to keep an eye out for a “very special message” from Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman. (It’s unclear whether the actor—scheduled to appear at three events and two signings over the four-day con—will be there in person or digital spirit.)No matter what, all audience members will walk away with a fistful of free comics.Abadzis, Mann, and Scott will also be signing at Titan Booth #5537 from  11 a.m. on Saturday, while Paul Cornell, Dinnick, and Zhang are set to sign at 1 p.m. Sunday.And, for those lucky enough to find a seat inside Hall H on July 23, two-time DW panel moderator Chris Hardwick will be hosting the Doctor Who panel. This is where fans can ask Peter Capaldi when he’s planning to record a solo punk-rock album, simply marvel at the incomparable Michelle Gomez (Missy), and catch a peek of December’s Christmas special.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Atari plans to auction off all its game assets in July

first_imgBack in January Atari US filed for bankruptcy in New York, but hoped to sell off all its games assets in a single sale to pay off debtors. Initially interest was strong with more than 180 buyers coming forward. But as the months went by only 90 signed confidentiality agreements and then only 15 bids were placed, none of which were deemed high enough to make a sale viable.So now Atari is taking a different approach and will instead sell off all of its game assets over the course of a 4 day auction in July. That means instead of buying all Atari products, bidders will be able to secure individual IPs the company owns.It is thought that the series worth the most money comne auction day is Rollercoaster Tycoon, and to secure that you will have to place a minimum bid of $3.5 million. Test Drive will start the bidding at $1.5 million, the Humongous franchise of games requires $500,000, and Total Annihilation just $250,000. In total, the minimum bids for all the assets Atari is set to offer comes to $22.2 million.Although publishers may take an interest in some of the more high profile games, there’s still a chance the auction won’t happen. Atari needs to get it approved by a judge on June 11, after which the auctions are planned for July 16-19. Even then, not everything will be sold as Atari has a number of lesser known games series it wants to sell privately.It’s clear now that the original intention to sell the company as a whole and keep it operating isn’t going to happen. Instead, there’s a chance some of its best known games will get a new lease of life, but under the guidance of a new publisher.last_img read more

Little Island in Venice is Considered to be Worlds Most Haunted Location

first_imgWhat does it take to become the world’s most haunted location? Considered by some to be the most definitive haunted island in the world and by others to even the world’s most haunted location, Poveglia’s history is riddled with the stuff of which nightmares are made. Located in the Venetian Lagoon, with a view of the magnificent “City of Water”, the small isle served as a quarantine for plague victims throughout the ages, as well as a notorious mental asylum in which human experiments were conducted in the early 20th century. But even before all that, the island of Poveglia was marked by bloodshed.Poveglia – a small island in the province of Venice. Photo by Luigi Tiriticco CC BY 2.0The first inhabitants settled in the year 421, out of pure necessity, as they were fleeing from the Germanic and Hun “barbarian hordes” invading the Roman Empire. Although the island offered natural protection, they weren’t spared from fencing off attempts by the barbarians to invade and take over their small refuge.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsNevertheless, the settlers survived and by the 9th century, Poveglia’s population grew steadily. However, in 1379, the island was evacuated on the pretext that it was to serve the Venetian navy as a vanguard defense position. For this purpose, an octagonal fort was built, and it stands to this day.What followed was a wave of plague epidemics that hit Italy in the early 15th century. Poveglia, along with other small islands across the lagoon, was proclaimed a “lazaretto” ― a quarantine station on which arriving boats were to go through a medical inspection before they could land at Venice.Poveglia, Venice, Italy. Photo by Angelo Meneghini CC BY-SA 3.0It was determined that if the people aboard showed symptoms of plague, they would spend 40 days on the island. After the 40-day trial, they were either declared healthy or left for dead.Fun fact: this was how the word “quarantine” came to use, as it is the Italian word for the number “40”.Less fun fact: as the plague epidemic took hold in Italy, lazarettos like Poveglia soon became cramped with sick people, all faced with the fact that a horrible death was the only thing that awaited them.By some accounts, it was indeed Hell on Earth, for the land became laced with mass graves and burning grounds on which the dead were pilled up and incinerated.“Plague mask and tools for disinfecting letters discovered on Poveglia island by Theodor Weyl in 1889”Since the plague had penetrated into the city despite the preventive measures, those suffering from the disease in Venice were transported onto the island against their will.The fear induced mass paranoia, so in many cases, the people who were banished to Poveglia weren’t suffering from the plague in the first place but were rather just suspected of showing some early symptoms.All this time the bodies stacked up, counting hundreds of thousands. Between 1629 and 1631, during the years when the Black Death made its final and most horrible visit to the Venetian Lagoon, there was a seven-month period in which 80,000 people perished.The Black DeathAll of them were either dead on arrival or spent their last painful days on Poveglia or one of several other lazarettos that were still in function.The islands around Venice were nothing more than dumping grounds for corpses, and the living dead who wandered in packs until dead, or worse, buried alive.The island was patrolled by doctors who wore ghoulish bird-like masks, with their “beaks” stuffed with herbs that were supposed to prevent the bacteria from entering their respiratory system.Venice, ItalyBy the end of the epidemic, Italy had lost one-third of its population, finally closing a dark chapter in its history. It is estimated that more than 160,000 corpses were disposed of on Proveglia alone. As a consequence, the earth on the island is allegedly mostly composed of human ash. Nevertheless, the Venetian health authorities remained cautious regarding the re-emergence of the plague. The lazaretto was maintained up until 1803, when it was finally abandoned.Related Video:PreviewOne would think that such morbid history constitutes as more than enough, however, another dark episode awaited Poveglia in the early 20th century, when its isolation was used once again ― this time for the confinement of the mentally ill. In 1922 an asylum was opened, partially using the existing buildings which once served to house the victims of plague.Poveglia, Venetian Lagoon, Italy. Photo by Angelo Meneghini CC BY-SA 3.0Like something straight out of a Marry Shelley novel ― burdened with its violent past, the Psychiatric Department, accompanied by a creepy bell tower, became home for troubled souls who were reportedly molested by the staff.In addition to this, reports were made of patients saying that they hear voices and screams that kept them awake at night. They claimed that restless spirits possessed the island, and were haunting the living that resided it.However, the most notorious case regarding the ill-treatment of patients on the island didn’t include ghosts and ghouls, but rather an insane doctor who was keen on conducting lobotomies using hammers, nails, drills, and chisels on his subjects.Allegedly, the sadistic physician freely proceeded with doing all sorts of terrible experiments, without much care for sanitary measures or anaesthetics, in the asylum’s bell tower.Poveglia, canal between islets. Photo by Chris 73 CC BY-SA 3.0It was there where he would finally meet his end, although under undisclosed circumstances. One version of the story claims that the good doctor was driven mad by his actions and decided to commit suicide.Another one says that he himself was having visions of specters, shadows and ghosts, and that he was pushed off the tower by an otherworldly entity.This legend also includes a nurse who witnessed the fall, who also swore on her life that the doctor was still alive for a few seconds, only to be consumed by a fog-like apparition that took his last dying breath.Isola di Poveglia. Photo by Angelo Meneghini CC BY-SA 3.0Despite the scary stories surrounding it and the reputation as the world’s most haunted location, the Psychiatric Department on Poveglia somehow managed to stay operational until 1968.After the asylum was closed, the island was sold at auction but failed to keep its two consecutive owners, with rumors circulating that one of the owner’s daughter received an injury to her face in an incident attributed to supernatural forces.Read another story from us: 30 Years Ago, Three Men At Chernobyl Saved Millions of LivesTo this day, Poveglia remains intertwined with the legends and myths that surround it as well as being the world’s most haunted location, and to this day attracts adventurers keen on visiting this “Isle of the Dead”, although it is prohibited by the Italian government.While some manage to sneak in, rarely does anyone wish to go back, for the aura of the dark and gruesome history of the place still looms around it, making it a very unpleasant tourist destination.last_img read more

Global Meat Tenderizer Market 2019 – Development Industry Size Future Prediction

first_imgThe Global Meat Tenderizer Market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state Industry. The Market research report provides an overview of the market development status and future outlook of the market.In this report, the Global Meat Tenderizer Market is valued at USD XX million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2019 to 2023.Request the Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3223614?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SDA meat tenderizer, meat mallet, or meat pounder is a hand-powered tool used to tenderize slabs of meat in preparation for cooking. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market. Meat Tenderizer Report by Material, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).The report firstly introduced the Meat Tenderizer basics: Definitions, Classifications, Applications and Market Overview; Product Specifications; Manufacturing Processes; Cost Structures, Raw Materials and so on. Then it analysed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:Provisur TechnologiesLUTETIASwedlinghausFomacoFerdinand Henneken GmbHSchroder MaschinenbauKFT Food Technology……The end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-Mechanical ControlDigital Control……On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Meat Tenderizer for each application, including-MeatPoultry……Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3223614?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SD About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.com Major Points from Table of ContentsPart I Meat Tenderizer Industry OverviewPart II Asia Meat Tenderizer Industry (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Part III North American Meat Tenderizer Industry (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Part IV Europe Meat Tenderizer Industry Analysis (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Part V Meat Tenderizer Marketing Channels and Investment FeasibilityPart VI Global Meat Tenderizer Industry Conclusionslast_img read more

Deutsche Bank shares soar on planned leadership change

first_img Comments   Share   BERLIN (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank soared Monday, a day after the company said its co-CEOs, Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen, will step down early.The bank’s shares were up 5.1 percent in afternoon trading in Frankfurt at 29.02 euros — by far the biggest gainer on the DAX index of leading German shares, which was off 0.7 percent.The rise follows Sunday’s statement from Germany’s biggest bank that Jain, 52, will depart at the end of this month while Fitschen, 66, will follow next May. Their successor will be British banker John Cryan, initially as co-CEO with Fitschen and then in sole charge. Cryan, 54, is currently a member of the company’s supervisory board. Sponsored Stories Chancellor Angela Merkel, asked at the Group of Seven summit in southern Germany about the leadership switch, said the move didn’t surprise her but that she didn’t want to comment further on a company decision.“I want Deutsche Bank to be able to work successfully,” Merkel said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How do cataracts affect your vision? Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Cryan was president for Europe at the Singaporean investment company Temasek from 2012 until last year. He was previously chief financial officer of the Swiss bank UBS AG.Jain and Fitschen became joint chief executives in 2012, succeeding Josef Ackermann, and had contracts running through March 2017.They have sought to move the bank past lawsuits and legal issues that in some cases dated back years and stressed the need for the bank to change its culture. Still, those issues have continued to cast the bank in an unflattering light.In April, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $2.5 billion to authorities in the U.S. and Britain to settle allegations its traders rigged important market interest-rate benchmarks used to determine rates on a variety of debt.Unrelatedly, Fitschen and two predecessors went on trial that month on charges of attempted fraud for allegedly colluding to deceive judges in a long-running legal battle with a now-deceased media mogul, Leo Kirch. Fitschen and the other defendants have denied any wrongdoing.Deutsche Bank also recently announced a reorganization that will involve spinning off its Postbank branches in Germany, closing offices in some countries and eliminating less-profitable business at its investment banking division.center_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Patients with chronic pain give advice New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober FILE – In this May 22, 2014 file photo Co-CEOs of Deutsche Bank Anshu Jain, left, and Juergen Fitschen pose for photographers during the annual shareholders meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. Deutsche Bank said Sunday, June 7, 2015 that Jain and Fitschen will resign. John Cryan will succeed Jain in July 2015 and will become the sole CEO in May 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)last_img read more

Alliant National Title Insurance Promotes SVP and Southeast Regional Counsel

first_img Share Alliant National Title Insurance Promotes SVP and Southeast Regional Counsel Jeff SteinAlliant National Title Insurance Company, a title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position in the marketplace, recently announced in a press release the promotion of Jeff Stein to SVP and Southeast regional counsel after five years of working with the company.As the SVP and southeast regional counsel, Stein will be involved with supervising the company’s contract attorneys in the Southeast and work closely with the Southeast regional manager to develop new markets throughout the region. He will also focus on Alliant National’s established market in Florida and local independent agents.Stein joined Alliant National in 2010 and has 30 years of experience as an attorney, the company reported. He has worked as an in-house counsel in both claims and underwriting, and has owned his own law firm for about 17 years. Currently, he serves as the President of the Florida Land Title Association and is also a licensed Civil Law Notary in the state of Florida.“I am honored and excited for this new opportunity to continue my career with Alliant National,” Stein said. “I look forward to the company’s expanded reach throughout the Southeast, and to being able to contribute to this growth.” June 8, 2015 643 Views center_img Alliant National Title Insurance Company Contract Attorneys Title Insurance 2015-06-08 Staff Writer in Headlines, News, Secondary Marketlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter COMO Hotels and Resor

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter>COMO Hotels and Resorts is inviting guests to travel in the footsteps of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a stay at one of its Bhutan properties or by joining its Himalayan Tour.COMO operates two Uma properties in two different valleys, Uma Paro and Uma Punakha – a scenic five-hour drive apart.The five-night Himalayan Explorer package encapsulates the essence of both properties and is facilitated by COMO’s most experienced tour guides. Leading guests through the valleys, the five-night journey begins with an overnight stay at Uma by COMO Paro, before travelling the 126 kilometres through Thimphu to the Punakha Valley where travellers come across the 3000m-high mountain pass of Dochu La.Staying at Uma by COMO Punakha, day two, three and four brings a journey of exploration, from the lush Punakha Valley to the rice paddies of Chimmi Lhakhang and the homesteads of Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.Travelling through apple orchards and the mountains of Tamchog Lhakhang, the calming surrounds are the perfect way to spend the day journeying back home to Uma by COMO Paro where voyagers can recharge on their final night and indulge in one of the COMO Shambhala treatments.Prices start from AU$8800 .Go back to the e-newsletter>last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter On 1 April 2016 Starw

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOn 1 April 2016, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that the consortium consisting of Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd., J.C. Flowers & Co. and Primavera Capital Limited has informed Starwood that, as a result of market considerations, it has withdrawn its non-binding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Starwood for $82.75 per share in cash and does not intend to make another proposal.Starwood’s Board of Directors continues to unanimously support the existing merger with Marriott International, Inc. which will create the largest hospitality company in the world.Bruce Duncan, Chairman of Starwood’s Board, stated, “Throughout this process, we have been focused on maximizing stockholder value now and in the future. Our Board is confident this transaction offers superior value for Starwood’s stockholders, can close quickly, and provides value-creation potential that will enable both sets of stockholders to benefit from future financial performance. We continue to be very excited about the combination of our two companies and are committed to completing this deal in an expeditious manner. We are confident Starwood stockholders will support a merger that will create the world’s best and biggest hotel company and which offers significant long-term upside for not only our stockholders, but also our company and associates.”Thomas B. Mangas, Chief Executive Officer, continued, “We are excited to be part of the world’s largest hotel company with an unparalleled platform for global growth. The existing merger agreement provides substantial value to our stockholders through significant upfront cash consideration and long-term upside potential from projected shared synergies, including $250 million in cost synergies and significant revenue synergies, as well as ownership in one of the world’s most respected companies.”Under the terms of the amended merger agreement, as announced on 21 March 2016, Starwood shareholders will receive $21.00 in cash and 0.80 shares of Marriott Class A common stock for each share of Starwood common stock. Excluding Starwood’s timeshare business, the transaction values Starwood at approximately $13.3 billion ($77.94 per share), consisting of $9.7 billion of Marriott stock, based on the closing price of $71.18 on 31 March 2016, and $3.6 billion of cash, based on approximately 170 million outstanding Starwood shares.Starwood shareholders will own approximately 34 per cent of the combined company’s common stock after completion of the merger, based on current shares outstanding.Starwood stockholders will separately receive consideration in the form of Interval Leisure Group (ILG) common stock from the spin-off of the Starwood timeshare business and subsequent merger with ILG, currently valued at $6.13 per Starwood share, based on ILG’s share price as of market close on 31 March 2016. The amended agreement and the ILG transaction have a combined current value of $84.07 per share of Starwood common stock.The special meeting of Starwood stockholders to vote on and approve the Marriott-Starwood merger agreement will be held as scheduled on Friday, 8 April 2016 at 10am Eastern Time at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. The Starwood Board of Directors unanimously recommends that Starwood stockholders vote their shares “FOR” the merger agreement with Marriott at the April 8, 2016 special meeting.Lazard and Citigroup are serving as financial advisors and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is serving as legal counsel to Starwood.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2018 9:02 am PDT LOS ANGELES — LL Cool J is host of a TV special that has long spotlighted adoption for kids in foster care.CBS’ “A Home for the Holidays” is marking its 20th year of sharing stories about children who found or need permanent homes.Gwen Stefani, Train and Lukas Graham will perform on the program airing at 8 p.m. Eastern on December 21. A tree-lighting ceremony with a performance by Andy Grammer is part of the special, CBS said Monday.“A Home for the Holidays” showcases youngsters who were featured on the show and found “forever families,” and profiles of children hoping for one. There are more than 400,000 U.S. children in foster care.The special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children’s Action Network.The Associated Presscenter_img LL Cool J, Gwen Stefani join in CBS foster-adoption speciallast_img read more

33yearold arrested for drugs possession

first_imgPolice arrested a 33-year-old man early on Monday morning for having 99g of white powder in his possession which is believed to be cocaine.According to police, he was arrested during investigations into the attempted murder of a policeman on Saturday night in Limassol.In addition, in the course of his arrest €3,800 in cash was found on the man.In the same premises a woman aged 38 was found who appears to be living in Cyprus illegally.A search of the premises revealed seven factory made fire crackers and 20 large handmade ones, all of which were confiscated.You May LikeTriviaBoss.comCan You Match These 50s Characters To Their TV Show? – Trivia BossTriviaBoss.comUndoHousediverWhat Will Eating These Foods Everyday Do For Your Body?HousediverUndoHealth & Human Research11 Drinks To Avoid With ArthritisHealth & Human ResearchUndo Britain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoCompanies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoFilms and food at RialtoUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more