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NBC To Support Charity With Red Nose Day Special

first_imgSave the Children has been chosen by NBC and the “Red Nose Day” organization to be one of 12 poverty-fighting non-profits that will benefit from its three-hour comedy television event in May.NBC will televise its “Red Nose Day” special on Thursday, May 21, from 8 to 11 p.m., in front of a live audience. Stand-up acts, sketch comedy, parodies and music performances from A-list artists will all be part of the telecast.“Red Nose Day has become a British institution, and we are excited that Save the Children is a non-profit partner of the first U.S. version,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. “This will be a great chance to share a laugh and further support around our efforts to ensure all kids have a healthy start in life, an education and protection from harm.”The money raised during Red Nose Day will be used to fund programs that address the immediate needs of children and young people living in poverty in the U.S. and internationally in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The funds will be split between domestic and international poverty issues. In addition to Save the Children, the other pre-selected charity partners are: Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity:water; Children’s Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; The Global Fund; Lift; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; and United Way.“It is a distinct honor to have our Red Nose Day efforts aimed toward assisting these exceptionally worthwhile charities,” said Paul Telegdy, president, Alternative and Late Night Programing, NBC Entertainment. “Our goal is to create an extraordinary broadcast that is entertaining while inspiring a level of goodwill and giving that will dramatically change the lives of those with the most immediate need.”In the U.K., Red Nose Day has been going for 30 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe. With superstar presenters and comedians, original sketch comedy, hilarious film parodies, one-off sitcom reunions and amazing musical performances, it’s no wonder that this program has been one of the BBC’s highest-rated Friday night shows for many years. Best of all, it’s raised more than $1 billion in donations so far for organizations addressing poverty, and shows no signs of slowing down.Said actress Sienna Miller, who co-starred in “American Sniper” and “Foxcatcher,” both recently nominated for best picture Oscars: “Red Nose Day is almost like a national holiday in the U.K. It’s a day of real excitement as everyone looks forward to it and the entire country gets involved in some way. I’m thrilled it’s coming to the U.S.!”Created by writer-director Richard Curtis in 1985 (“Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “About Time”), the idea of Red Nose Day was built upon the foundation that mass media and celebrities can help raise money and awareness of poverty to save and change millions of lives.“For many years I’ve dreamt of bringing Red Nose Day to the U.S., and I’m so excited that we’ve teamed up with NBC, who will do such a brilliant job on this,” Curtis said. “Experience has taught me how extraordinarily compassionate and generous Americans can be, and I’ve lived my life in awe of American comedy talent. So putting those two things together will, I hope, create an amazing event that will make a massive difference to the lives of millions of children and their families in the U.S. and in the poorest countries around the world.”Curtis will serve as an executive producer for the NBC telecast (a Universal Television production), along with Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart of Done + Dusted Productions. Henrietta Conrad and Lily Sobhani will also executive produce. Hamilton is set to direct.Funny Or Die, the award-winning top destination for comedy on the web, and producer of high-quality content across numerous platforms, will partner with NBC to create original content for the special.Guest stars will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

October 16, 2019 0

Toronto International Film Festival 2017 introduces Canadas newest Rising Stars

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada and the City of Toronto.  The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation is the Presenting Partner for TIFF Rising Stars. TIFF Rising Stars is supported by IWC Schaffhausen and Telefilm Canada.TIFF Industry is generously supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Telefilm Canada.L’Oréal Paris is proud to be the TIFF Rising Stars Hair and Makeup Sponsor.TIFF’s Industry initiatives are supported by the Share Her Journey campaign.Media Partners of the Toronto International Film Festival are The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. Login/Register With:center_img TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® is proud to introduce its participants for this year’s TIFF Rising Stars programme: Daniel Doheny, Mary Galloway, Théodore Pellerin and Ellen Wong. In its seventh year, the annual professional development programme highlights a unique selection of Canada’s most charismatic up-and-coming actors through a variety of dynamic events and industry meetings during the Festival.“This diverse group of actors embodies the extraordinary charisma, motivation and dedication our emerging Canadian talent has to offer,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. “We are honoured to be able to provide these artists with the opportunity to showcase their talent to world through our Rising Stars programme.”Three of the Rising Stars will also be attending the premieres of their films at this year’s Festival. Doheny stars in Public Schooled with Judy Greer and Russell Peters, a high-school comedy about a genius home-school student who enrolls in public school to chase after his dream girl. In the family drama Never Steady, Never Still, Galloway and Pellerin star alongside Shirley Henderson, Nicholas Campbell and 2016 TIFF Rising Star Jared Abrahamson. Directed by Kathleen Hepburn, the story follows Judy, who must fight to remain independent when her husband suffers a sudden heart attack — despite her advanced Parkinson’s disease. The TIFF Rising Stars will participate in specialized programming and events organized by TIFF’s Industry team, including seminars with casting directors, one-on-one meetings with filmmakers, media training, and a series of unique networking opportunities.Daniel DohenyDaniel Doheny is a Jessie Award–winning actor and writer from Vancouver. He co-created and starred in a sketch comedy series for CBC television called HumanTown (2016) and has been a player in Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival four summers in a row. His film credits include Public Schooled, which will be screening at this year’s Festival, and Alex Strangelove, an upcoming Netflix film. Doheny is a graduate of Studio 58.Mary GallowayMary Galloway is a Canadian writer, producer, director and actor currently living in LA. Her company Bright Shadow Productions’ first short, Ariel Unraveling (2016), was awarded BravoFACT and CreativeBC funding. In September 2016, Galloway made her directorial debut with the upcoming Unintentional Mother, the only Canadian film to be awarded the Kevin Spacey Foundation’s Artists of Choice Award. Recently, Women In Film + Television Vancouver honoured Galloway with the Newcomer Award, while the Whistler Film Festival presented her with the Talent to Watch Award. She will also appear in Kathleen Hepburn’sNever Steady, Never Still, premiering at TIFF this year. Théodore PellerinThéodore Pellerin is an actor from Montreal. After being directed by André Turpin (Endorphine, 2015), Philippe Lesage (Les Demons, 2015), and Xavier Dolan (Juste la fin du monde, 2016), the young actor appeared on stage for the first time in in LAB87’s production of Yen (2015), written by Anna Jordan. In 2016, Pellerin starred in five feature films in both French and English, including Sophie Dupuis’s Chien de garde (2016), Jason Stone’s First Light (2017), and Never Steady, Never Still, premiering at TIFF this year. Ellen WongEllen Wong was born and raised in Toronto to Chinese-Cambodian refugee parents. After a global casting search, she landed her breakout role as Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Since then, Wong has been cast in numerous films and TV shows, including her starring role as Jill Chen in CW’s The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014), a prequel to Sex and the City (1998–2004). She recently recurred on Syfy’s Dark Matter (2015– present) and will appear in the upcoming series Condor. Currently, Wong is starring as Jenny Chey (aka Fortune Cookie) on Netflix’s hit show GLOW (2017– present).The 2017 Canadian Rising Stars were selected with the help of an all-female jury that included filmmakers Deepa Mehta and Patricia Rozema, film critic Johanna Schneller, actor and programme aluma Cara Gee, TIFF Industry Programming Manager Lynne Crocker and Associate Director of Talent at the Canadian Film Centre, Larissa Giroux.Alumni of the TIFF Rising Stars programme include Sarah Gadon (Maps to the Stars,Dracula Untold, Enemy, Belle), Tatiana Maslany (Stronger, The Other Half, Two Lovers and a Bear, Orphan Black), Stephan James (Race, Selma), Connor Jessup (American Crime, Closet Monster), Sophie Nélisse (Mean Dreams, The Book Thief, Monsieur Lazhar), and Shannon Kook (Dark Places, The Conjuring).Festival ticket packages start at $105. Purchase packages online at, by phone (416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433), or in person at TIFF Bell Lightbox until August 13 while quantities last. TIFF prefers Visa. Social TIFFTIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution programme Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

October 15, 2019 0

Aid shortfalls could deprive 32 million African children of an education –

7 July 2010The United Nations agency tasked with promoting universal education today warned that a lack of adequate funding is undermining efforts by African countries to have an estimated 32 million children who are currently out of school back into classrooms. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sounded the alarm as leaders from across Africa prepare to attend the World Cup education summit on Sunday, the day of the final football match, in Pretoria, South Africa.The education summit, convened by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, marks a culmination in efforts led by the 1Goal campaign and football’s world governing body, FIFA, to push Africa’s education crisis higher up on the global agenda. The crisis is holding back economic growth, poverty reduction and progress in areas such as public health, according to UNESCO.“Education is Africa’s most powerful antidote to poverty,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “Leaders must seize this occasion to put their full support behind providing Africa’s children with a quality education,” she said.The summit in South Africa takes place against a backdrop of worrying trends in international aid for education.According to an analysis of the latest Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aid data by UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report, aid levels to basic education in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped from $1.72 billion in 2007 to $1.65 billion in 2008. Taking into account the increased enrolment in primary schools, aid per pupil has dropped by 7 per cent.UNESCO warns that current aid levels are incompatible with a pledge made by donors a decade ago at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal.The pledge included a commitment to ensure that no government committed to achieving education for all by 2015 would be allowed to fail for want of finance.UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report puts the cost of delivering on the commitment at around $11 billion annually for low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, well above the $2 billion spent in 2008.“Donors have to come up with new finance,” says the Global Monitoring Report’s Director, Kevin Watkins. “They need to act fast. We are now just one primary school generation away from a broken promise to Africa’s children,” he added.Despite the size of the education funding deficit, many countries have achieved dramatic advances in education since 2000, according to UNESCO.In Benin, Ethiopia and Tanzania, for example, there have been major increases in primary school enrolment and school construction. In the space of one primary school generation, Senegal has achieved an equal number of girls and boys in school.While progress is mainly due to strong political commitment and prioritization of education in national budgets, aid has played an important role in supporting these success stories, enabling governments to cut school fees, build classrooms, and train teachers.Despite the progress, sub-Saharan Africa faces some stark challenges. On current trends, there will still be 23 million children out of school by 2015. Just over one adult in three cannot read or write, and Africa has some of the world’s deepest inequalities based on factors such as gender, language and location.“Governments across the region need to do more to tackle these disparities – but increased aid is also vital,” said Mr. Watkins. “The report estimates that the region also needs to recruit an additional 1.2 million teachers,” he added.The education challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa are similar to those facing all poor countries around the world and increases in aid for basic education are urgently needed.However, in 2008 global aid spending on basic education remained unchanged at $4.7 billion. Only $2 billion of this aid went to the poorest countries compared to the $16 billion in aid required annually for those countries to meet their basic education goals by 2015.“The World Cup is an illustration of Africa’s energy, spirit and hope,” said Ms. Bokova. “Let us also ensure that it has a tangible, lasting legacy for its children,” she said. read more

October 11, 2019 0

UN dismisses two Bosnian Serb police officers including one linked to war

Milojko Kovacevic, sector leader in the Visegrad police, had his provisional authorization to exercise police powers removed after it was determined that he had participated in a brutal campaign by paramilitary troops to destroy villages, kill hundreds of non-Serb civilians and arrest and detain non-Serb civilians in various facilities following the establishment of the “Serbian Municipality of Visegrad.”“Specifically, [Mr. Kovacevic] was identified as having been involved in burning houses and killings in several villages in the surroundings of Visegrad,” according to a statement released by UNMIBH in Sarajevo. He was also found to have served as the leader of an operation in June 1992, “in which civilians from the village of Veletovo were rounded up with the supposed intention of being transported to [the former Yugoslav Republic of] Macedonia. Seven of these detainees were later found in a mass grave located at Ivo Polje.”Bosnian authorities have begun a criminal investigation into Mr. Kovacevic’s wartime conduct, and have received approval to criminally prosecute him, the statement said.Meanwhile, Jovan Cokorilo, Chief of the Trebinje Public Security Centre at the time, was found responsible for the failure of the Trebinje Police to respond appropriately to violence directed against those attending a ceremony last May at a mosque in the town, UNMIBH said.In other news, a former Bosnian Serb army captain wanted for genocide, Momir Nikolic, was transferred today to the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague following his arrest by the international security force on Monday in Repovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.According to the indictment, Mr. Nikolic was involved in the 1995 shelling of the Srebrenica enclave and attack against Dutch-manned UN observation posts located there, as the Assistant Commander (Chief) for Security and Intelligence of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) Bratunac Brigade, which directly participated in the actual capture of the safe haven.The indictment alleges that Mr. Nikolic, together with other VRS and Ministry of the Interior officers and units, was a member of and knowingly participated in a joint criminal enterprise to forcibly transfer the women and children from the Srebrenica enclave to Kladanj on 12 and 13 July 1995 and to capture, detain, summarily execute by firing squad, bury and rebury thousands of Bosnian Muslims men and boys aged 16 to 60 from the Srebrenica enclave.Mr. Nikolic is scheduled to make his initial appearance before the court on 3 April. read more

October 6, 2019 0

In step forward Kosovo Government takes over minority transportation from UN

Patricia Waring of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and the province’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Qemajl Ahmeti, today signed an agreement governing the transfer of UNMIK’s competency to provide humanitarian transportation for the minorities in Kosovo to the Ministry.Ms. Waring voiced confidence that the Kosovo Government “will fulfil all its political, administrative and financial commitments to ensure the freedom of movement to all of Kosovo’s communities.”She added that the transfer would not change or disrupt existing services.Since 2001 UNMIK has been operating the “Freedom of Movement Train” from Leposavic to Skopje and a humanitarian bus service for minority communities throughout Kosovo. For the past four months, representatives from Kosovo, the UN and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have been working to ensure the freedom of movement for all of Kosovo’s communities including their direct participation in any decision to change humanitarian transportation services. Ms. Waring stressed that in signing the agreement, the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Kosovo are fulfilling one of the priorities for implementing the so-called Standards, a set of eight targets that include building democratic institutions, enforcing minority rights, creating a functioning economy and setting up an impartial legal system. The Standards framework is considered key to achieving progress on the issue of the status of the ethnically divided Serbian province. read more

October 6, 2019 0

Football Ohio State to wear allblack uniforms against Nebraska

Ohio State revealed its jerseys for the game on Nov. 3 against Nebraska. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State Football (Twitter)No. 11 Ohio State will be switching from its traditional scarlet and grey for its matchup against Nebraska on Nov. 3.The Buckeyes will be wearing all-black uniforms, for a blackout game against the Cornhuskers, with the time set for a 12 p.m. start. XI.III.XVIII #GoBucks #WinTheMoment— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 26, 2018The jerseys are similar to the ones that the team wore against Penn State in 2015, and feature red numbers, as well as more cleats from Los Angeles Lakers small forward LeBron James. read more

September 28, 2019 0

Allinone miners lamp at AIMEX and cordless lamps for underground

first_imgR.F.G Sales and Spares will put the spotlight on its All-in-One cap lamp for use in hard-rock mines on Stand R165 during AIMEX, September 6-9. On Stand H1185, Kinyun Australia will feature a series of cordless miners’ cap lamps for various applications. On the market for just over two years, the all-in-one cap lamp is being used at hard-rock mines around Australia and overseas with a new coal mine version in development. R.F.G. says the cap lamp features a lithium polymer battery, weighs only 190 g and suits all standard miners’ helmets.“By eliminating the cumbersome and bulky battery pack and the cable that always gets caught, we are freeing up the movements of miners everywhere,” R.F.G. spokesman Daniel Quaile said.The cap lamp produces bright and clear white light on both its main and backup lights and has more than 12 hours worth of main beam duration and 30-plus hours of back-up light, he said.Available with single-point, 10-point and 50-point charging racks, the cap lamp is also compatible with many of the charging systems on the market.More than 10 models of Kinyun Australia’s cordless miners’ cap lamps are available, all with LEDs, rechargeable lithium batteries and an IP67 rugged and fully sealed unit, and offering 14-hour operation.Kinyun representative Henry Gong said the lamps were ANZEx and IECEx certified intrinsically safe by TestSafe Australia in Group I for underground coal mines and Group II for the petrochemical industry and metalliferous mines.Cordless cap lamps could significantly improve the safety and health of workers, help increase productivity, simplify cap lamp management and reduce lamp room costs, Gong said. “Kinyun has led the transition fromtraditional cap lamps to cordless cap lamps. Since releasing the first version in 2006, Kinyun Australia has established itself as the largest Australian cordless cap lamp company and supplied our products to many countries and regions, including New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Africa that recognise ANZEx or IECEx certification,” Gong said.Kinyun cap lamps, which fit any Australian miner’s helmet, can be charged with the company’s charging banks in 53, 35 and 8 units.Available accessories include a car charger, cap strap, magnetic bracket clamp, handle and pocket bracket, tripod bracket, bar bracket and a lanyard.Kinyun Australia also manufactures or supplies uncertified industrial LED products such as LED safety vests, torches and industrial headlights.last_img read more

September 24, 2019 0

Les aliments bio ne seraient pas plus bénéfiques que les autres

first_imgLes aliments “bio” ne seraient pas plus bénéfiques que les autresFrance – Les chercheurs de l’Institut national de la recherche agronomique (Inra) ont publié un rapport dans lequel ils mettent en évidence le peu de différences observées entre les produits issus de l’agriculture biologique (AB) et ceux issus de l’agriculture conventionnelle (AC). Les résultats publiés dans Les Cahiers de nutrition et de diététique montrent que “les faibles différences observées entre aliments AB et AC n’ont aucune répercussion significative sur la nutrition et la santé”.Aucune différence marquante n’a été relevée pour les glucides, les minéraux et les oligo-éléments dans les aliments analysés, et l’affirmation faisant cas de teneurs plus élevées en magnésium dans certains légumes n’a pas été confirmée. Les chercheurs ont également constaté que les céréales AB étaient plus pauvres en protéines, tandis que certains légumes AC étaient parfois plus riches en nitrates. Pour les légumes et les fruits, les études les plus nombreuses et les différences les plus significatives concernent la vitamine C et les autres phyto-microconstituants antioxydants. Des teneurs plus élevées en vitamine C et en polyphénols, mais des teneurs plus faibles en caroténoïdes, ont souvent été observées en agriculture biologique, sans effet démontré sur le statut antioxydant sanguin.Le but de cette revue était d’actualiser le rapport publié en 2003 par l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (Afssa) sur l’évaluation nutritionnelle et sanitaire des aliments issus de l’agriculture biologique. Celui-ci concluait lui-aussi que les différences de composition chimique avec les aliments issus de l’agriculture conventionnelle étaient faibles et sans signification dans le cadre d’un régime alimentaire global. Le 21 mai 2010 à 16:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 0

10 Essential Fantastic Four Comics To Revisit Thanks to DisneyFox Merger

first_imgUnthinkableThere is no Fantastic Four without Dr. Doom. The metal-masked monarch of Latveria has been the team’s most fearsome foe since Reed Richards met him in college, and his eternal quest for domination and revenge has hatched some truly awful schemes. The ultimate Doom story came courtesy of Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo, where he uses the Richards’ daughter Valeria as the key to a mystical plot that sees the Four tormented in Hell and Reed forced to learn how to contend with the supernatural to defeat him.Terror In A Tiny TownAfter the property foundered a bit in the 1970s, writer-artist John Byrne took over and brought the Four back to basics in a way that hit a nerve with fans. Byrne started off with snappy single-issue stories that captured the team at their best, and then started weaving them together to create some very memorable moments. His “Terror In A Tiny Town,” where Dr. Doom and the Puppet Master transfer the foursome’s consciousness into tiny duplicates in an artificial world, is a prototypical FF adventure that still holds up. Disney buying Fox is a massive deal in the entertainment world, and it’s going to have aftershocks in just about every sector of the business. But for us, there’s just one thing that’s important: the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be whole once more.You see, Fox licensed the rights to chunks of the Marvel universe – most notably the X-Men and related characters, but also the Fantastic Four, the cornerstone on which almost all of Marvel was built. Without Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny, there was a gaping hole in the center of the MCU. And Fox’s attempts to exploit the property were – and let’s be charitable here – massive stinking turds. They just didn’t capture what makes these comics so special to the geek heart.So to celebrate the FF getting on the good foot, we put together this list of Fantastic Four storylines and eras that are essential to understanding why this team is so important. These are damn fine reading.AdChoices广告The Galactus SagaYou can’t go wrong reading any of the classic Stan Lee / Jack Kirby Fantastic Fours. Those two men single-handedly defined what superhero comics would be in the 1960s with a mix of high adventure, human drama, and internecine conflict. The run starts out a little clumsy, but once you get to the introduction of the Silver Surfer in #48 they’re firing on all cylinders. The coming of Galactus, the devourer of worlds, would kick the Four into the full-on cosmic era, where they contended with foes from beyond the scope of human imagination and defeated them with science, ingenuity and sometimes a punch in the face. These are essential comics for any true fan. FFThe Fantastic Four is Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny, right? What if… it wasn’t? In this brief series from Matt Fraction and Mike Allred, the original four go on a space journey that’s supposed to only last three minutes, leaving ringers Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa and Miss Thing in charge. What’s interesting about these comics is how the familiar comforts of the Fantastic Four – the family dynamic, the science, the plots – assemble themselves around four very different personalities. The climax features one of the best standoffs with Dr. Doom ever, as Ant-Man travels to Latveria to get revenge for his dead daughter Cassie.Buy it at Amazon.comPlanetaryThis is cheating, obviously, but one of the best Fantastic Four stories ever written in comics didn’t star the Fantastic Four at all – and wasn’t even published by Marvel. In Warren Ellis and John Cassaday’s Planetary, a team of archaeologists exploring the hidden history of the universe come into conflict with “The Four,” a quartet of astronauts who went on a voyage to another dimension and came back horribly changed. We’ve seen a fair number of Evil Reed stories over the FF’s history, but with the gloves off Ellis created a truly scary take on the concept. Into The Time StreamWalt Simonson is one of those creators who put his indelible stamp on everything he touches. He’s best known at Marvel for his tenure on The Mighty Thor, but his run on Fantastic Four delivered some solid stuff. Probably the best yarn he spun saw the team use Dr. Doom’s time machine to jaunt to the future, just as Galactus arrives to menace the planet again in the present. Big ideas, super science and punching out dinosaurs – this one has everything we want in a FF tale. The Inhumans SagaRight before they introduced Galactus, Lee and Kirby casually dropped the existence of a whole civilization of superpowered humanoids living apart from society – the Inhumans. Some of the greatest Kirby visual and character designs are here, including Black Bolt the mute ruler, Karnak the flaw-visualizing martial arts master and Lockjaw the giant teleporting bulldog. It’s high adventure and high-concept sci-fi in the mighty Marvel manner and it’s way better than the TV show. Unstable MoleculesWhat made the Fantastic Four so successful when it launched is that it was grounded in the reality of the 60s, as America raced Russia into space and women’s lib put the fairer sex on the front lines. Four-issue miniseries Unstable Molecules, by writer James Sturm and artist Guy Davis, took an alternate universe look at the titular quartet, imagining them as real people who could have inspired Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. It’s a mature, intelligent examination of the social realities that were transmogrified into fantastic adventures and very worth a read. 1234Grant Morrison didn’t pen the FF too often, but his four-issue Marvel Knights miniseries offers a fine capsule of what makes the team great. When Reed disappears during an experiment, the other members of the team have to contend with bad memories, old flames and Doctor Doom. It all comes together at the end in a reality-bending climax that taps into the potent mythology the series has built up while delivering new spins on the concept. Great art by Jae Lee is just the icing on the cake. The Council Of ReedsJonathan Hickman’s run is far and away the defining modern take on the Fantastic Four, a massive clockwork device that spans history, alternate dimensions and all of time and space to give the team increasingly dangerous threats to surmount. It’s sort of impossible to split off just one part of it, but one of the defining moments comes early on when Reed gets snatched through a portal and meets a confluence of alternate-dimension versions of himself who have bonded together to fix the problems of creation. All is not as it seems, of course, and things just get wild from there. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

September 20, 2019 0

Dont Expect to See Mass Effect Andromeda on the Nintendo Switch

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target Last year, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that his company would be bringing one of its “bigger” games to the Nintendo Switch in 2017. The game in question wasn’t announced, but many speculated that it could be the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda. Unfortunately, it appears that the fourth installment of Bioware’s popular space opera will not be landing on the Switch after all.Speaking with Stevivor, producer Mike Gamble said that that there are no plans to release Mass Effect Andromeda on Nintendo’s handheld/console hybrid system.“Yeah, not right now, no,” said Gamble. “We’re not planning on it. If the Switch launches and everyone’s just yammering for Mass Effect, who knows. We never want to close doors like that.”Mass Effect 3 was one of the bigger third party games to come out for the Wii U, so it is somewhat surprising that its direct sequel will not be headed to the Switch. However, a Switch port hasn’t been completely ruled out if there is demand for it. If the Switch is a big seller, it is easy to see EA and Bioware changing their stance on bringing Mass Effect Andromeda to Nintendo’s system.In the same interview with Stevivor, Gamble said that more information about the game would be revealed later this month or February. Specifically, Bioware will speak about how the game will be enhanced for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Gamble also revealed that Mass Effect Andromeda will receive enhancements on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, though he didn’t say when any news on that front would be announced.As for the Switch, expect Nintendo to hold a Switch-specific Nintendo Direct on January 12 where the company will (hopefully) tell us more about the system’s specs, its capabilities, and of course, what games folks can expect to play when the device has released this March.last_img read more

September 1, 2019 0

On the road to change

first_imgTraversing the length and breadth of India since 2011, Max Chandra is spreading awareness on the issues that are crippling the country. Chandra, who walks about 40 km a day, on an average, came to the capital as a part of his northern sojourn on 20 July.A British citizen of part-Indian origin, he is a man with a mission–a mission to go across the country and sensitize Indians in order to make a change, futuristically. He braved rain and sun, jungles, mountains, deserts and plains to raise funds and create awareness for the people in India. Chandra has taken roughly over 5,798,080 steps, covered a distance of over  4,415 km, and crossed ten states on his epic walk so far. He is extending support to causes that are close to his heart, through his charity foundation, One Step at a Time, just by Walking for a Cause! His story is one of heroism and grit that inspires passion for a social change.last_img read more

August 31, 2019 0

Sudarshans ceramic and wood ensembles

first_imgGallery SKE’s Sunitha Emmart always keeps me guessing about what she will unravel by Sudarshan Shetty in many of her avant-garde unveilings. At the ‘AD Design Show’ in Mumbai, Sudarshan’s ceramic and wood ensembles open the door to multiple interpretations and makes us think about the mystery of the familiar object.The blue and white China mementoes look like poetic constructions that blend the merging of Indian and Western traditions even as it explores domestic dynamics. Kept neatly on a wooden ledge, it offers a subtle way of looking at the relationship between an object and consciousness. The quaint installation of hybrid crockery; broken China vases that have been put back together with fragments of reclaimed teak, speak to us about symbolic representations as well the role of the vessel that carries both memories and the past. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”I have often created works that are an exploration of the internal states of being through memory and the familiar world of domestic objects,” adds Sudarshan whose critical notes often quote Nirgun poets. These nine vases raise questions of the fragility of familiar objects and age-old customs, even as the artist explores possibilities of syncretism as applied to the private sphere. “There is an old saying that broken ceramic can never be mended,” said Sudarshan when he had his solo show at Gallery SKE in Delhi in 2014. ” It’s futile trying to redo it, but I attempt this extreme situation of bringing something back to life. And when I do it, new forms emerge. My signature style shouldn’t be read into the scale of the work but what it represents.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThen you realise that the nine vases actually talk to us about varied subjects like mortality, sense of loss and broken structures. Ceramics is at the core of the concept. What Sudarshan does is invite responses from viewers, there is always a charge of joy and anticipation of encountering the visual kinetics, the poetry with materials and worker’s pride in the process. While these pieces would engage without an agenda, their presence and tactile qualities are somewhat seductive on a softer side. He has often described himself as an information gatherer and often spoken of curating his art rather than making drawings from Mumbai itself and “from my day-to-day negotiation with this city.” This activity is lubricated in the hybrid ensemble of fine china and reclaimed wood. The single shelf of nine vases transforms the white cube into the interior of a home. Sudarshan gently queries the fundamental ontology of objects through his exploration of the idea of ‘nakli’ or ‘fake.’ Material translations of found objects, often with reclaimed teak wood sourced from old houses coming down in Mumbai, play on the notion that objects are always already referential. The workmanship and time embodied in these quaintly handcrafted forms draws attention to the creation of an artifice, reflecting on our inherent value systems, when perceiving the works in a museum or gallery context.last_img read more

August 31, 2019 0

Animal Welfare Bill could be discussed in Legislative Assembly this week

first_imgRelated posts:President Solís signs new Animal Welfare Law New cases of animal abuse spark criticism of President Solís, lawmakers Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional A bill that would set stricter punishment, including prison time, for animal cruelty or killing animals could be up for discussion at the Legislative Assembly as soon as Monday, Presidency Vice Minister Luis Paulino Mora Lizano confirmed Thursday.Mora said the executive branch will make “all necessary changes to the legislative agenda in order to prioritize discussion of the Animal Welfare Bill” starting this week. The executive branch sets the agenda during the current extraordinary period of sessions that ends in April.The Legislative Assembly’s environmental affairs committee approved the draft bill on March 3 and the full text was published Wednesday in the official newspaper La Gaceta, meaning it is ready for discussion and voting by all 57 legislators.The bill sets prison penalties for animal cruelty and also penalizes some activities deemed cruel such as dog fighting.The approval of the draft followed heated debates as lawmakers threatened to file hundreds of motions against the proposal. Most of those motions requested the bill be amended to include an exception for events deemed “traditional,” such as horse parades, rodeos and Tico-style bullfights.Opposition came mostly from the Libertarian Movement’s Otto Guevara, who refused to negotiate and filed more than 80 motions against the initiative.All of Guevara’s motions were rejected during committee voting, most of them unanimously. However, legislative rules allow Guevara to re-present them before the full assembly during the first three days of discussion.In order to become law the bill must be discussed and voted on by the full assembly in two separate rounds of voting.The approved draft has the support of 32 of the Assembly’s 57 lawmakers. National Liberation Party legislator Ronny Monge has said the bill has a good chance of passing.Amending the country’s Animal Welfare Law was one of President Luis Guillermo Solís’ campaign promises. After he was elected, he promised to prioritize the animal welfare bill during his first months in office. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

August 19, 2019 0

Gearing up to be a great winter in Melbourne

first_imgMelbourne will have a lot to sing and dance about this winter, aggressively marketing the city as Australia’s cultural hotspot and backing it up with a new line of events, including two of the country’s largest exhibitions.The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series includes an exclusive showing of European Masters: Stadel Muesum 19-20th Century at the National Gallery of Victoria, which will feature more than 100 works from 70 of the world’s most influential artists including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso – to name a few.  For a different type of exhibition, the city will also be home to Tim Burton: The Exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from June 24.  The exhibition comes direct from New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where it was one of the three biggest draw cards in the museum’s history. The Tim Burton Exhibition will feature 700 examples of rare photographs, paintings, drawings, storyboards and costumes from the visionary writer and director of movies including Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.New theatre productions are also set to hit the stage in Melbourne, kicking off with London’s popular Mary Poppins musical, Fame – The Musical, West Side Story and Hairspray.For more information on Melbourne’s new lineup, visit <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more

August 17, 2019 0

Beware holiday hustlers

first_imgAustralian travellers warned of confidence tricksters traits. Image: Travel Guides 101 Australian travellers should be wary of scams, tricksters and cons when venturing overseas this summer.Cheap Flights travel expert Ben Rosier warns scammers will often abuse the kind and trusting nature of Australian travellers.“In a foreign country people let their guard down, relax, and often behave in a way they never would back home – leaving them open to highly-organised tourist scams,” Mr Rosier said.SureSave executive director Michael McAuliffe said travellers may not realise they’ve been had until it is too late and often are too embarrassed to report the incident.“All it takes is a momentary lapse of judgement to fall prey to scammers, and yet you might regret it for a very long time,” Mr McAullife said.Australians are told to learn from past travellers’ mistakes and, if in doubt, call the police.Common cons include counterfeit cops, un-genuine gems, taxi troubles, devious distractions and bar bilks. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

August 17, 2019 0

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation There is a good chance that Orton has no idea about his future in Denver considering his own coach indecision about who will be starting at quarterback.Denver Broncos head coach John Fox continues to stand by his statement that his team will have a “wide-open competition” at quarterback.Fox also said that he has no idea who the starting quarterback will be and that he would like to see all three in practice.Orton’s role appears to be unclear not only in Denver, but across the league. Throughout the lockout he has been mentioned as a possible trade piece for almost every team in search of a signal caller.It is certainly possible Fox is not completely revealing his hand to the media or that Orton has an idea of what his future in the Mile High city will be. That or maybe Orton just didn’t like the size of the house he renting and wanted to find something that more fit his style. We’re not sure but thanks to the lockout fans are so football hungry that even real estate news involving players has become headline worthy. Kyle Orton is on the move.While Orton has not been traded — yet –, neighbors say he moved out of the house he was leasing in Denver which could mean one of two things.Either Orton believes he will be the starting quarterback in Denver and he is looking for a new permanent home or he thinks he will be traded so he decided to get rid of his home.While it is fun to speculate on and analyze minute details of athlete’s lives, it is quite possible the media is putting a lot more thought into this move than Orton.center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

August 11, 2019 0

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November 6, 2018 0

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The result was not always very pleasant as the re-entry of a contestant mostly led to more misunderstandings and fights. Pleading innocence, 80 years later, The plot details has not been revealed yet.

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October 11, 2018 0

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September 7, 2018 0