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The 20th Anniversary of the LA Art Show kicked off with a star-studded benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last week.Jesse Tyler Ferguson at LA Art ShowThe opening night premiere party, which welcomed more than 7,000 celebrities, philanthropists, collectors, and art patrons was hosted by Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo.Amy Adams and Darren Le GalloThe evening hosted numerous high-profile celebrities and political officials including James Franco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Melanie Griffith, Nikki Sixx, Seth Green, Olivia Holt, Yara Shahidi, Dania Ramirez, Josh Bowman, Joanna Cassidy, AFI’s Davey Havok, U.A.E. Consul General Alsabusi among others.Olivia Holt at LA Art ShowSt. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to support from events like this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.“We are excited to partner with St. Jude at the 20th Anniversary LA Art Show,” said Kim Martindale, general manager and producer of the LA Art Show. “By sharing their knowledge freely and exchanging ideas openly, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital inspires more collaboration between doctors and researchers worldwide, and as a result, more lifesaving treatments for children everywhere.” read more

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first_imgThe Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is proud to be identified as the top funder for LGBTQ health issues according to a new report by the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the sole organization dedicated exclusively to increasing institutional giving for LGBTQ issues.The analysis, which examined LGBTQ health disparities and LGBTQ philanthropy, found that EJAF, along with the Ford Foundation, topped all other giving for LGBTQ health issues at over $4 million.The report, Vital Funding: Investing in LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing, assessed the scale and character of foundation giving for the health and wellness of LGBTQ communities and is one of several special reports by Funders for LGBTQ Issues that tracks domestic foundation giving to LGBTQ causes. The report also provides critical information for mainstream and LGBTQ funders to push both groups to make donations and investments in LGBTQ health issues.“This groundbreaking study by Funders for LGBTQ Issues shines a light on how far we’ve come and how far we have left to go,” said EJAF Executive Director Scott Campbell. “We are proud to be the largest funder and stand with strong allies like Ford, but believe that the foundation community and corporate funders can and must do more. Every foundation on this list should see this as a challenge to help even more people gain access to the healthcare they need. We will continue to work every day to mobilize resources to create creative and courageous programming that advance LGBTQ health rights.”Sir Elton John created EJAF over twenty years ago, first in the United States in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993. Through hard work and with the help of a network of kind, amazing, creative, and generous friends and supporters, the two foundations together have raised more than $300 million over the past two decades to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.In addition to granting more than $4 million annually to a cross section of national and local HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations – including Positive Women’s Network, the ACLU National Prisons Project, SERO, the Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP), the Transgender Law Center, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the Point Foundation, among others – EJAF has been particularly invested in funding grants that address the needs of people living in the rural south and the health disparities rampant in the African-American community. Currently, EJAF allocates more than one third of its annual investments to the Southern U.S., and in 2013, EJAF supported the establishment of the first LGBTQ health clinic in Mississippi.The report found that while over $50 million has been donated to LGBTQ health issues, there is still vital work to be done. Beyond looking at the infection rates and health disparities, the report also looked at the stigma and tangential needs that impact people living with HIV/AIDS. Some of the report’s key findings include: • Despite making up only 2 percent of the population, gay and bisexual and other men who have sex with men account for 64 percent of new HIV infections • LGBTQ people are more likely to lack health insurance: 18 percent have none, compared to 13 percent of the general population • $23.2 million, or nearly half of all LGBTQ health funding goes to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, however, only 21 percent of HIV/AIDS funding targets LGBTQ communities • 41 percent of transgender people report having attempted suicide compared to 1.6 percent of the general population • On average, less than half of one percent of foundation funding for health is for LGBTQ communitiesSource:Elton John AIDS Foundationlast_img read more

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first_imgKathmandu: Two Indian climbers have died in Nepal due to high altitude sickness near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga during an expedition to the world’s third tallest peak, an official said Thursday. Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karar (46) died Wednesday night above Camp IV after they were unable to continue their descent from near the 8,586-meter peak due to hypothermia and snowblindness. “Biplab made it successfully to the summit point while Kuntal fell sick on his way and could not make it to the top. The Indian duo died while climbing down from the peak,” Mira Acharaya,” liaison officer at Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism team deployed at the base camp, told PTI. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework According to fellow climbers, the incident occurred when the duo were being brought to Camp IV from an altitude of 8,400 metres through a herculean rescue operation carried out by Project Possible team leader Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja along with the fellow members. “They succumbed to high altitude sickness,” said Pasang Sherpa, Director of Peak Promotion Ltd, that carried out the expedition. They were part of a five-member team of climbers from West Bengal, Sherpa said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “Two Indian climbers and a German mountaineer who also suffered from serious frostbite will be evacuated from the high altitude camp as early as possible,” he said. Another climber from Chile is missing from above Camp IV of Mount Kanchenjunga since last evening. Rodrigo Vivanco from Chile went missing on the descent after he reportedly made it to the summit late on Wednesday, Sherpa said, adding that a team has already left for Camp IV to conduct a search operation. Mount Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal delimited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River.last_img read more

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Rabat – The 17th Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World is shaping up. Maroc Cultures has added several artists to its lineup, including pop sensation and four-time Grammy winner The Weeknd, who will perform June 29, at the OLM Souissi stage.Born Abdel Tesfaye, The Weeknd is a 28-year-old R&B and pop performer whose debut album “Trilogy,” was gold-certified. He has scored 8 top ten entries in the Billboard Hot 100 list, including hits such as “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and “Starboy.”Performing at Mawazine’s international stage Mawazine, The Weeknd joins superstar Bruno Mars (US), top DJ Martin Garrix (Netherlands), hit duo The Chainsmokers (US), funky band Jamiroquai (UK), pop-rock band Texas (UK), music sensation Luis Fonsi (Puerto Rico) and the successful rappers Niska (France) and Damso (DRC). Rabat will also enjoy the Jamaican performer Chronixx on the Bouregreg stage on June 25.Jamar McNaught, best known as Chronixx, was born west of the Jamaican capital. The singer appeared on the reggae scene in 2012, but his fame exploded two years later with the release of his EP “Dread & Terrible,” followed by an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which catapulted his popularity ratings.His album Chronology, released in 2017, reached first place on US charts.The Algerian group, Babylone, famous for its single “Zina,” will perform on June 24 at the Mohammed V National Theater.Formed in 2012, Babylone is composed of singer and author Amine Mohamed Djemal; guitarists Rahim El Hadi, Ramzy Ayadi, and Rafik Chami; and percussionist and bassist Redouane Nehar. Their first single Zina, released in 2013, went quickly viral on the web.Lebanese superstars Saad Ramadan and Marwan Khoury will mesmerize the Nahda Stage on June 23.Saad Ramadan conquers audiences with his distinctive voice and beautiful stage presence. He participated in Star Academy 5 in Lebanon, where he claimed third place.Renowned Lebanese singer, composer, and arranger Marwan Khoury has produced numerous titles for great names in Arabic music, such as Magida El Roumi, Najwa Karam and Saber Rebai.The 50-year-old artist, who has won many awards since his impressive career began in 2000, is also known for his collaborations with Moroccan artists, such as Karima Sqalli and Hatim Ammor.Recognized as the youngest raï—Algerian folk music—artist, Moroccan singer Douzi sings in several languages, including Arabic, French, English, Spanish, Turkish, and Hindi.Established in 2001, Mawazine is the essential rendezvous for music lovers in Morocco, and was attended by 2.4 million fans last year. Held every year over nine days, the festival’s rich and diversified program unites stars from the four corners of the world to transform the cities of Rabat and Sale into a grand stage for international music. read more

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Freshman forward Marc Loving (2) drives to the basket during a game against Michigan Feb. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 70-60.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorIt had been a long time since Ohio State freshman forward Marc Loving scored a basket.Four hours, 35 minutes and 14 seconds of game time to be exact.Loving hadn’t scored a field goal since a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining during a 68-62 loss against Nebraska Jan. 20.He had also failed to score in any way since the Buckeyes fell, 71-70, in overtime against Penn State Jan. 29, when he hit a pair of free throws.But when his team needed him to recapture the form that had excited coach Thad Matta and the Buckeye faithful earlier this season, Loving did just that.Against Illinois Saturday, the Buckeyes struggled to score — putting up only 20 points in the first half and a season-low 48 points in the game — and led by just one point with 12:18 remaining.After buckets from bench players junior center Trey McDonald and sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle pushed the lead to five, Loving found the scoring touch he hadn’t seen in nearly a month.“It was like a monkey climbed off my back,” Loving said to Cleveland.com after OSU’s 48-39 win against the Fighting Illini.When he was asked to identify the size of the primate, the freshman was quick to clarify.“A silverback (gorilla),” he added.Loving’s first made jumper in the month of February was followed by two more field goals and a pair of free throws, as the freshman scored eight consecutive points for the Buckeyes.“We needed a little spark off the bench,” Loving said after the game. “Seeing (a shot) go in relieved a lot of pressure. My teammates had my back during my struggles, and they were looking for me. I took the open opportunities and they went down.”At the end of the run, OSU (20-6, 7-6, fifth in the Big Ten) led, 42-29, with 5:25 remaining. The team held on for the victory despite a late charge from Illinois (14-12, 3-10, last in the Big Ten).Before the scoring drought began, Loving was averaging 6.68 points per game but has since seen that number slip to 5.3 a game. His time on the court had also dwindled, as he recorded a season low two minutes during a 70-60 loss against then-No. 15 Michigan Feb. 11.Matta said the pressure that was lifted when Loving made the first basket was immense.“When the ball went through for him, I was just so excited,” Matta said in an interview with Cleveland.com after the game. “I talked to him after practice (Friday) and said ‘It’s going to happen’ … When that first shot went down, you could literally see a thousand pounds lifted off of him.”Matta added that he thought Loving was deserving of the game ball.“I told the team afterward, if I could have gotten the game ball, I would have given it to (Loving),” Matta said.Loving wasn’t the only bench player for the Buckeyes to play well against the Illini.Della Valle scored five points and added three rebounds, with junior guard Shannon Scott — who asked to be removed from the starting lineup last month — playing 26 minutes and recording five steals, four rebounds, three assists and two points.McDonald also recorded two points in 15 minutes in relief of junior center Amir Williams, who failed to score during the game.“What you saw with Trey, what you saw with Amedeo, those are things we need them to do,” Matta said. “We rode those guys. They were dog tired.”Senior guard Aaron Craft was the game’s leading scorer with 14 points, but was saddled to the bench with foul trouble for large portions of each half.Craft said it was hard not being able to play, but thought the bench players did a good job when they were needed.“It was rough,” Craft said in an interview with Cleveland.com after the game. “I’m sitting on the bench. It’s tough when you don’t have a say. My teammates did a great job controlling the perimeter. Guys just did a great job executing, finding ways to keep it close and that’s what we needed.”Next up, Loving and the rest of the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Northwestern (12-13, 5-7, tied for seventh in the Big Ten) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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In 2002, 2006 and 2010 all the World Cup finals had a scheduled kick offs of 8pm local time and noon, 7pm and 7.30pm BST respectively. This is two hours later than this year’s 6pm local time. Kick off in Brazil in 2014 was 4pm local time and 8pm BST. Responding to the comments Fifa said the decision was made on December 3, 2015 as part of their standing scheduling practices.”We got the question a long time ago and we answered the question a long time ago,” said the spokesman. “The kick-off times for the Fifa World Cup were set in cooperation with a range of stakeholders and taking into account a number of aspects such as the global broadcast market and feasibility for the fans – both in terms of attending the matches and reaching a wide TV audience. “I understand now people are waking up [to the clash] but the decision was already made.” A spokesman said: “Wimbledon will be on BBC One from 1pm then it will move over to BBC Two at 3pm when the World Cup programming will start.”Mr Desmond said that the club had not considered moving the start time of the men’s final to one o’clock despite the clash. He added: “There was dialogue between us and there was dialogue between the broadcasters who have got both sets of rights were concerned. At the end of the day Fifa decided to do that, what we’ll see is mixed performances.” The All England Club also confirmed that they had no plans to air the World Cup match in the Wimbledon grounds, even if England made it to the final. The tensions emerged as the country was still celebrating Tuesday night’s victory over Colombia which brought in a peak of 24.2 million viewers during the penalty shootout, or roughly 81 per cent of everyone watching television in the UK at that time, a figure that is likely to increase if England reach the final. One person who was not watching at that moment, however, was the Prime Minister who found the penalties too “nerve wracking”, according to a Downing Street source.The scheduling decision by Fifa means the final is almost certain to overlap with the mens’ tennis final.Since 2002 the average length of the men’s final at Wimbledon is two hours and 45 minutes. The BBC, who currently has rights to air both Wimbledon and the World Cup, yesterday confirmed that coverage of the men’s final would only show one hour of gameplay on BBC1 before moving on to BBC2 for the first time in the broadcaster’s history. Wimbledon officials were left “surprised” by Fifa’s decision to schedule the World Cup final to overlap with the men’s tennis final at the All England Club, it has been revealed. The scheduling could have a significant impact on the viewing figures for the Wimbledon men’s final, which will be moved from BBC1 to BBC2 for the first time due to the clash. Mick Desmond, the club’s commercial and media director, said yesterday that despite “dialogue” between the two, Fifa decided to schedule the match to begin only two hours after the start of the tennis final on Sunday July 15 . “We’ve always known it was going to be there, we knew 18 months ago. But I think it’s slightly surprising that Fifa have the kick off at four o’clock, it’s not something they’ve done in the past but that’s their decision,” he said.“Our tournament [final] always starts at two o’clock and we’ll start at two o’clock.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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first_imgThe global mineral resources industry has been told to pick up its pace in coping with commodity price and supply cycles and take some strategic lessons in “how to manage boom and busts” from other global industry peers. McKinsey & Company Partner, Prabhav Sharma, told the Australian Geoscience Council convention in Adelaide today that mining worldwide has been and will remain a boom and bust industry unless it adopts key survival principles which have proven their worth in other key industries such as automotive.“In the recent super cycle, resource prices beat the global economic output but it could be argued that the mining industry did not take advantage of the boom,” Sharma said. “Mining’s return on invested capital collapsed from around 17% for mining companies in 2004, to 2 or 3% in 2015,” he said.“Global urbanisation is driving demand for many metals at a time grade decline has been a significant cost contributor to many metals such as iron ore and gold. While geology is not fully controllable, productivity is and in mining, productivity performance has invariably followed the commodity cycle.“Alarmingly, mining productivity has been dropping at between 5-7% per annum.”Sharma called on miners to adopt and learn from the four principles from other industries to side step the boom and bust cycle.These included consistency of purpose, as the car sector had shown over five decades; a simultaneous focus on volume growth and cost, not just one or the other depending on where a metals price sat; sustained and committed investment in R&D, and talent; and being far more innovative.“Toyota embraced timeless operating principles 50 plus years ago and has emerged because of that as one of the world’s top three carmakers,” Sharma said.“The global mining industry has to ask itself can it stick unwaveringly to a set of operating principles?“When mining booms, do miners spend growth capital in a smart and lean way and when prices come off, do we cut costs with due consideration to imminent and future risks?”Sharma said mining investment in R&D was a very erratic spend and this had been a major contributor to the lack of exploration success which in turn was one of the biggest erosions of productivity. “Worldclass mineral discoveries cost over $1 billion and are scarce,” Sharma said. “The cost of non-discovery is far much higher than the cost of discovery. We are finding only two thirds of the deposits we need to maintain even current production.“In oil and gas, they have been able to improve resource recovery from wells by investing significantly in R&D at a time of softening prices.”He also pointed to mining’s dire lag behind other industries in some innovation areas, particularly digital maturity which had to be adopted at a much faster pace.last_img read more

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first_imgI am delighted that a whole new generation will be introduced to his daring deeds and thrilled to be part of this new 21st century series. I can’t wait to find out what he’s been up to for the last 23 years. IF YOU WERE a child of the eighties then chances are you were a fan of Danger Mouse.The secret agent and his assistant Penfold were one of the most popular cartoon pairings of the golden age of cartoons.And now, they’re coming back!CBBC has commissioned a new series of Danger Mouse due to air in 2015. The series will be co-produced and animated by the Dublin company Boulder Media.Boulder Media has been operating in Dublin for 14 years and employs around 85 people.So what do we know about the reboot? A ‘mixed media approach’ will be used to give the show a distinct look and feel Danger Mouse’s eyepatch will be replaced with an ‘i-patch’ with multiple technological functionsPenfold will be back as Danger Mouse’s sidekickDanger Mouse’s HQ will still be houses in a red post box but it will now be packed with state-of-the-art wizardryOriginal Danger Mouse co-creator Brian Cosgrave will act as a consultant for the series.He said: Danger Mouse originally ran for 11 years on ITV from 1981 to 1992. It was broadcast to over 80 territories worldwide.center_img Source: Club1981Channel/YouTubeQuiz time! How well do you know the cartoons of the 80s and 90s?You know you’re a parent when…last_img read more

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first_img So. That episode of Legion last night sure was… something, huh? There’s so much to unpack; it’s hard to figure out where to even start. All I know is that I really liked it. “Chapter Four” was the series’s most visually abstract, disorienting episode yet, even more than the pilot. Over the course of an hour, it made us question everything we’d assumed about the world the last three episodes have shown us.Right away, the show knocks us off balance by throwing us a character we haven’t met before. Played by Jemaine Clement, the man narrates directly to us about what kind of story we’re about to see. He is surrounded by a vibrant blue and white background we can’t quite make out. As the camera zooms out, we see he’s in an ice room suspended in mid-air. Before we have a chance to really deal with that, the show rejoins the action at Summerland.David is still unconscious from the drugs they gave him at the end of last week’s episode. Ptonomy searches David’s memories and can’t find his consciousness anywhere. He deduces David must have created some kind of astral plane in his subconscious. Because the show hasn’t been trippy enough so far. Syd asks one of the bigger questions the episode deals with but doesn’t fully answer. Are they actually in the real world, or are they still in David’s mind? He’s an incredibly powerful mutant; it’s certainly possible he created a convincing projection for them to walk around in.Dan Stevens as David Haller (Photo via FX)For the most part, it doesn’t seem like it, and Ptonomy reassures Syd that they are in the real world. With David unconscious, Melanie sends them out to explore David’s past in the real world to see if they can figure out how to bring him back. We also meet Kerry, who goes with them. Kerry shares a body with Cary. The two can separate from each other, but they feel everything that happens to the other one. Also, Kerry only ages when she’s outside of Cary’s body. Just one of those minor details that make Legion so cool. Though they appear to be in the real world, Syd keeps seeing the Angriest Boy in the World, which makes me question everything we’ve seen in this episode.The group visits David’s old therapist’s office and find a beaten up tape recorder. We knew that recorder was important by the way David kept staring at it in his memories before. Now, Ptonomy is able to get a memory from the object itself and learn what really happened. David’s therapist, Poole caught him during the robbery, and David beat him severely, breaking his skull. Poole survived, it seems, but Syd concludes that David didn’t commit the robbery for drugs. He did it to erase whatever was on the tape.They also visit David’s ex-girlfriend. At first, Ptonomy and Syd pretend to be a couple looking for a house while Ptonomy reads her mind. He gets a vision of her visiting Poole at a lighthouse and is about to leave when Syd admits that they’re actually there to learn about David. It turns out his ex has been searching for him too. She also mentions that David had a friend he did drugs with. A man named Benny. Not the Lenny woman we’ve been seeing. What is going on? Syd asks if there’s anything she’d like them to say to David for her. She gets really quiet and scared. “They’re watching.” It appears Division 3 is closer to the trio than we think.Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk. (Photo via FX)That turns out to be exactly the case, as the next step in the investigation leads the team right into a trap. They travel to the lighthouse where Poole is apparently living and begin asking him questions about David. Once Poole starts asking specific questions about Melanie Bird, it becomes clear he’s not Poole at all. He’s The Eye, torture expert, and shapeshifter. With Division 3 troops closing in on the house, the trio race upstairs and we get a superhero action scene unlike any we’ve ever seen before. They run through the house, and Kerry jumps out of a window to take on some commandos head on. The episode cuts back and forth between her movements and Cary’s. They’re linked, which makes her eventual defeat even more painful. The team is captured, but Syd manages to switch bodies with The Eye. She loads her unconscious teammates (along with The Eye in her body) into a van and drives them to safety.While all this is going on David is sitting around in his subconscious astral plane. He meets Oliver, the narrator from the beginning of the episode. It appears Oliver is Melanie Birds former lover who has been comatose and trapped in an astral plane like David, since the ’70s. Oliver invites David into his ice room where he will be safe. It seems David brought the Devil with Yellow Eyes into the astral plane with him. Oliver describes the creature as a parasite living in David’s mind. The creature makes David forget it as soon as he sees it, which explains why he hasn’t brought up the thing with anyone. David and Oliver don’t exactly get on, so David decides to take his chances outside.It’s not long before he runs into Lenny, who torments him about being stuck in the astral plane while his friends are in trouble. She tells him they have to get out of his mind. She’s tired of being trapped inside and wants to get back into the real world. She shows him what’s happening with his friends, which gets him mad enough to teleport to their location. As she goads him on, she appears to morph into the Devil with Yellow Eyes. Yeah, I’ll admit that was a pretty disturbing image right before bed.Dan Stevens as David Haller, Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett (Photo via FX)David arrives too late to see that Syd and The Eye have switched bodies. He makes the truck crash and helps the person he thinks is Syd escape. The real Syd tries to chase They Eye down, but David tackles her, realizing only after it’s too late that they had switched. Once the bodies switch back, The Eye turns around and shoots Kerry. The episode then cuts between Kerry bleeding out, while Cary lies on the floor of his clinic in pain. As the episode ends, Lenny appears behind David, wrapping a demonic-looking hand around his shoulder.We are now halfway through the first season, and “Chapter Four” was its best episode so far. It expertly played with the unreliable narrator concept, using its abstract, confusing visuals to great effect. It even answered some of our most burning questions about the series, while raising so many more. It appears Lenny is the Devil with Yellow Eyes. Is that who she always was? Could anyone other than David (and Syd when she was in David’s body) see her at Clockworks? And why does Syd keep seeing the Angriest Boy in the World? Is that a projection from David, or are they still somewhere in his mind? We’ll probably get the answers to some of those questions next week. Knowing this show, though, that will only make us ask more. Stay on target Don’t Hold Your Breath For Noah Hawley’s ‘Doctor Doom&…How ‘Legion’ Uses Superpowers to Explore Mental Illness last_img read more

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first_imgZinedine Zidane admitted that he is not able to explain his side’s different performances across competitions – they have been amazing in the Champions League, while they have been struggling for consistency in the domestic league.Real Madrid have been dominant in the Champions League as they eliminated PSG and now, they are about to advance against Juventus after winning the first leg 3-0 away from home.The former France international spoke about his side’s different performances as he said, according to eirsport.ie:Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“I don’t have an explanation. We always want to win everything but sometimes, like this year, we are not consistent.”“We had some difficult moments, especially with scoring goals. We are much better in every aspect now, although I can’t explain why.”“Winning the league makes me more excited, it’s the most difficult competition and I also think it’s what the players want. But if you look at the club’s record in the Champions League you’ll see no-one has achieved what we have.”last_img read more

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first_imgMarko Arnautovic has dedicated their recent 3-1 triumph over Manchester United to the West Ham fans.Arnautovic ensured the Hammers will seal three points in the 71st-minute after Marcus Rashford’s goal looked like the Red Devil’s were threatening for a comeback.“It’s a very good win and we’re really happy,” he said. “The club and the fans deserve a win at home. We had a couple of bad ones before that, but in the last three games, we have been brilliant.“It doesn’t matter how they set up, we have our game plan and we look at ourselves.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We need to do our jobs and we did it today excellently. That’s why we deserved the win.”He added: “I’m there to help the team get up the pitch. I have to hold the balls, and score goals. That’s my job and I tried to do everything possible.“For my goal, it was a mistake from them, and Mark kept the ball really well because first of all, I was offside. He waited until I was onside and it was a good pass.“I’m happy to score, but I’m especially happy with the three points. That’s the most important thing.”last_img read more

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first_img TCI: Water Canon greetings for Caicos Express Airways in Puerto Plata, DomRep Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CaicosExpressAirways, #magneticmedianews, #SaltCay Recommended for you Caicos Express takes off for Puerto Plata March 15, flights weekly from Turks and Caicos TCI airliners cancel flights to Port-au-Prince amidst rioting, no official warnings from Govt Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Turks and Caicos, August 11, 2017 – Salt Cay – #CaicosExpressAirways can resume flights into Salt Cay now, the Civil Aviation Authority has lifted the restriction after urgent repairs are complete at the airport.    Government yesterday made the announcement, explaining that representatives from the Airports Authority and Caicos Express Airways made a follow-up visit to Salt Cay just this past Monday to inspect the maintenance work done by the Airports Authority; all were said to be satisfied.There is no description as to what was done to improve the aerodrome at Salt Cay, but when the airport was closed back in late June, Magnetic Media was informed that the runway was a mess and that it needed to be extended.   It is unclear whether that extension also took place.   It was also never explained why the airport was allowed to become so run down in the first place.Minister responsible for airports, Premier Sharlene Robinson is quoted in the media release,  “This is part of my Government’s commitment to ensure that the Turks and Caicos Islands remains accessible.   The suspension of flights into and out of Salt Cay has caused the public on the Island most particularly the aged persons and the already challenged businesses much inconvenience and my Government made a commitment to ensure that this matter was rectified expeditiously.”Ferry service had been boosted to daily runs in the interim; Caicos Express Airways is currently the only commercial airline serving #SaltCay.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto via National Park ServiceHis daughter, Bernice King, and a group of ministers are scheduled to tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday.Events honoring the sacrifice of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, will include his daughter and former U.S. attorney Eric Holder.King was supporting striking sanitation workers when he came to Memphis in 1968 to lead a peaceful march. He was talking with friends on the balcony of Lorraine Motel on April 4 when he was struck by a rifle bullet and killed.Museums and activists have organized three days of marches, speeches and conferences to remember King and his legacy. His daughter, Bernice King, and a group of ministers are scheduled to tour the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday.Holder is scheduled to speak Monday at a symposium sponsored by the University of Memphis and the museum.April 4 is the 50th anniversary of the day my father was assassinated.April 9 is the 50th anniversary of his funeral processional in #Atlanta.Join us as we march that same path on April 9. #MarchForHumanity Register: https://t.co/gbQuRZaX8t #MLK50Forward #MLK pic.twitter.com/6iZqIuOADw— Be A King (@BerniceKing) March 30, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgStaff photo of longtime volunteer, Catherine Gaines at Children’s National Health System, Oct. 26, 2015. (Photo by Preston Keres)Catherine Gaines, a longtime volunteer at Children’s National Health System will celebrate her 99th birthday on Nov.  9. Gaines, also known as “Miss Catherine” around the hospital, is one of the facility’s longest serving volunteers, registering over 13,440 hours of service.She retired in 1970, after a civil service career in the Department of the Army, and spent a few years (1943-1946) in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II.last_img read more

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first_imgStay on target This week we’re covering one of the biggest shows in the video game industry. No, E3 didn’t get bumped up three months. It’s the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California! E3 is all about publishers, media, and now a distressing amount of public fans flooding Los Angeles to check out a bunch of products. But GDC is a place for artists and technicians who actually make games to come together to share knowledge, network, and party.Much of what happens at GDC is so academic and inward facing it’s not too relevant unless you yourself want to become a game developer. I could try to recap a panel about new lighting and coding breakthroughs, but skimming past the juicy technical details kind of misses the point. Plus you’re better off just watch full archives of those panels.However, when you get this many game developers all in one spot, naturally they’re going to bring new video games with them for the press to play and write about it. And as press that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Here’s our list of the best games we’ve played at GDC 2018.AdChoices广告A Way OutA few years ago the small game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons made big waves with its innovative approach to “co-operative” gameplay. Players used the dual sticks to simultaneously control a big and little brother to explore and survive, with the physical acting of playing this way acting a metaphor for their bond.A Way Out, made by the same creative forces, explodes this idea out on a AAA scale. Two players, either online or ideally on the same couch, control two very different escaped convicts slowly getting to know each other while trying to evade authorities in the 1970s. And the game explores and encourages this cooperation through countless creative gameplay scenarios. Sneak up together on two guards and stealth kill them. One of you slowly drives a stolen police car while another hides in the back. Splash fish toward your partner for him to spear. Then start a fire with the wood he collected to cook dinner. Play Connect Four together. You both even have to agree to a plan before you can execute it.Gameplay in A Way Out is constantly changing to suit the needs of the real focus: the two-man show. Even the camera dynamically shifts from typical behind the back splitscreen to a swooping tracking shot that swaps between the two characters and ends on a 2D beat ‘em. The developers want there to be no filler in the linear and roughly 8-hour campaign, and I didn’t see any of the inventive ad-hoc mechanics repeat themselves during my lengthy playthrough. We don’t have to wait much longer to see how the story ends, together, because A Way Out releases March 23.Dead Static DriveSaying your game is like Grand Theft Auto for Cthulhu mythos is a great way to get me to pay attention. And although I didn’t play too much of it, I did find Dead Static Drive very attention-grabbing. From a top-down perspective I drove around a stylish backwoods environment a bit like Kentucky Route Zero but with a kind of apocalyptic vaporwave bent. I stopped at the gas station to use the bathroom and recruit survivors. Unfortunately, most perished when a giant flaming tentacles emerged from the ground and we barely beat it into submission. I then clumsily refueled my RV and drove off, presumably into the next nightmare. This is one is definitely on my radar now.Knights and BikesIt feels weird we have to keep saying this but sometimes it’s just nice to see a game about kids for kids. Knights and Bikes draws inspiration from stuff like The Goonies, Costume Quest, and Paper Girls to present a vibrant and gorgeous childhood adventure about growing up bored in rural 1980s England. The animations and parallax layers turn the world into a drawing come to life, which ties into how the two girl protagonists use their imaginations to turn construction equipment into wizard’s towers or frisbees and water balloons into deadly weapons.It’s like those South Park RPGs but actually for kids or Drawn to Death but good. Once I learned the developers at Foam Sword used to work at Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway) the beautiful visuals made more sense. The gameplay didn’t impress quite as much with its basic combat and puzzles as well as fiddly bike controls, but the world was arresting and positive enough to make it impossible for players to walk away unhappy.Spartan FistFor as much as I don’t like roguelikes in the long run, the brief, repeating, difficult, and mechanics-driven nature of the genre does demo pretty well. Spartan Fist’s big mechanic is that it’s a first-person brawler in which you travel from arena to arena clobbering other gladiators until you can move on. You can throw weak punches and charge up strong ones as well as shift between different fighting stances to break certain enemy defenses. It’s pretty deep and especially funny contrasted against the cute and pastel retro blocky 3D models of the characters themselves.The MessengerWhat Shovel Knight is to the NES era in general The Messenger is to old-school Ninja Gaiden specifically. As the nimble shinobi you hop, slash, and make use of various tools just like Ryu Hayabusa. Climbing walls, throwing grappling hooks, and gliding on stretched fabric let you skillfully traverse treacherous terrain. But what changes everything on both a gameplay and, presumably, narrative level are the various tears you’ll find as you work your way through the Metroidvania map. Going through one changes the art style from 8-bit to 16-bit. Not only is it a cool visual trick but it alters the layout as well. Environmental puzzles challenge you to hop between time and processors at just the right time. Devolver Digital is putting this one out soon and we’re hyped.Kingdom: Two CrownsOn paper Kingdom: Two Crowns sounds almost overwhelmingly complex. In a flat, rotoscoped-animated 2D pixel fantasy world you build your kingdom across the flat planet. As you ride on horseback as monarch you recruit local peasants as citizens, pay for their tools and protective walls, and reap the benefits as you keep the economy flowing. So it’s a credit to the game’s design that these disparate systems blend together so seamlessly nearly no UI is required to explain them and push players to intuitive strategizing. New in this version is the ability for two players to play cooperatively, adding another dynamic element to wordlessly sync up with.Island Time VRWe haven’t really been interested in checking out too many virtual reality games at GDC but we’re glad we made an exception for Island Time by Flight School. The game understands that VR shines in small detailed environments as well as scenarios that mine comedy from being able to interact with mundane objects so freely. Like an arcade game players try to reach a high score, in this case by surviving long enough on a deserted island. Craft spears, crack open coconuts, catch fish, and use flint to spark fires on logs to cook meals. I quickly fell into a tactile survival groove, with a crab played by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller shouting guidance along the way. Props to Island Time for understanding the proper scope of a VR game. And it’s releasing just next month.Untitled Goose GameWe really hope Untitled Goose Game by House House doesn’t change its title. It’s so perfect already. You just run around as a goose getting up to goose shenanigans like stealing food for a picnic and making farmers wet. It doesn’t even do the Octodad thing where you attempt to use the awkward animal controls to simulate humanity. You’re just a honking, flapping, grabbing goose. There’s beautiful absurd purity in that. The fact we played this in a hip party literally called That Party only adds to the charm.Super Meat Boy ForeverThe original Super Meat Boy is one of my all-time favorite games not because of its difficulty but because of the sheer level of perfect platforming controls you have to overcome that difficulty. Sure there was rarely ever a reason to stop running but the fact that you could and make precise pinpoint movements was part of the fun. So by turning the game into a straight-up auto-runner, presumably because of its mobile roots, I was a bit disappointed by Super Meat Boy Forever. When things are clicking you can fall into a nice rhythmic groove but recovering from tiny mistakes becomes exponentially more tedious when you can’t stop. Fighting against the controls is the opposite of what Super Meat Boy is about. At least the spruced-up graphics look like your memories of Meat Boy, not the aged reality.GolemDeveloper Longbow Games is primarily known for historical strategy games. So the casual fantasy puzzle adventure game Golem represents a nice creative change of pace for the studio. Drawing inspiration from artsy hits like Monument Valley and Journey, Golem tells its story of a desert world searching for water entirely through glowing pictograph murals and environments like desalination plants. All of the puzzles are environmental as well. Climb surfaces to new heights. Pull pumps to get water flowing. Knock down pillars with rolling pipes.But the main gameplay hook is the Golem itself, a glowing magic rock you must carry with you to the end of each stage. At first it starts as dead weight. You frequently separate from it and manipulate the environment to carry Golem to the exit. But throughout the ten levels Golem evolves into four other forms like a simple biped or swinging ape until it is more capable than you. It’s a bit like A Boy and His Blob. This keeps gameplay varied and introduces a cool shifting power dynamic. Golem launches first on PC this summer.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits last_img read more

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first_imgWith the recent surge in visitors into Bali over the last few years, Governor Made Mangku Pastika has optimistically aimed to welcome five million foreign visitors in 2015.Further still the Governor has said he aims to welcome a total of 15 million foreign and domestic tourists to the country in 2015, the Jakarta Post reported.“With the stable and conducive political security and social situation, as well as the momentum from the 2013 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, I’m sure that in 2015 we will be able to welcome five million foreign visitors and ten million domestic visitors,” the Governor said.The Governor added that his target is not a ‘make believe one’ adding that many international events including the upcoming Miss World Beauty pageant and APEC meeting will showcase the country’s good image globally.For the first five months of 2012, Bali Tourism has recorded 1,131,462 foreign visitors on the Island, up 9.7 percent year on year.In 2011, Bali welcomed 2.75 million foreign tourists and 5.67 million domestic tourists.Bali Tourism Agency has also revealed that Australians are among the highest number of visitors to Bali followed by the Chinese. Bali expects to attract five million foreign visitors in 2015 Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Tourism in the United Kingdom is set to benefit from the news and eventual birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child, reminding travellers of Britain’s steeped cultural heritage.The news that Kate is expecting is also predicted to generate a wider feel-good factor across the economy, which is still struggling to return to strong growth after a double-dip recession, the Telegraph reported. The past few years have seen Britain’s national tourism bolstered by royal celebrations and events including, the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee.“This will be the third year of good news in a row, bringing an inevitable feel-good factor to the economy,” Federation of Small Businesses spokesperson said.Through tourism, Britain’s culture and heritage accounts for £4.5 billion each year.“The Royal Wedding and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee saw media from across the world converge for what was a fantastic broadcast spectacle,” VisitBritain press officer Mark Di-Toro said.“From Westminster Abbey to St Andrews and Windsor Castle to Anglesey, the new addition to the family will yet again allow us to take the story across Britain.” William and Kate’s child a reminder of Britain’s royal heritage. Image: Smartalast_img read more

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first_imgTHAI Celebrates Moon Festival with Special DessertsTHAI Celebrates Moon Festival with Special DessertsThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), will offer special desserts during the moon festival for THAI passengers who will travel on outbound flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong (with the exception of flight TG600), Bangkok-Kunming, Bangkok-Taipei (with the exception of flight TG634 and TG632), Bangkok-Beijing, Bangkok-Shanghai, Bangkok-Chengdu, Bangkok-Guangzhou, Bangkok-Singapore (with the exception of flight TG403), Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur, and all flights that depart from Phuket-Hong Kong and Phuket-Beijing on 24 September 2018.Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers will be served Snow Mochi Filling Taro Paste.In Royal Silk Class, passengers will enjoy Snowskin Moon Cake and Filling Lotus Seed Paste with Dulcey Chocolate and Mango Jelly.For more information, reservation and ticketing, please visit thaiairways.com, contact any THAI sales office, or call the THAI Contact Center at Tel +66 (2) 356 1111 (24 hours a day)Source = THAIlast_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Does that clear things up for you?Arians said Palmer, who has not played since Week 1 due to a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder, has been making great progress since visiting a specialist in Denver last week. “He had some good velocity, lobbed some balls deep today,” he said. “He’ll get another treatment and then get back.”Arians added that Palmer was about “80 percent” back to his pre-injury velocity, and that he’s “close” to being where he needs to be in order to play. He certainly did more Friday than he had in a long while.“He looked pretty good,” receiver John Brown said. “He looked like the old Carson.”Ideally, Palmer would be healthy enough to resume his role as the team’s starter Sunday. Arians said the 34-year-old is mentally ready to go, so it’s really only a matter of him being able to handle the physical part of playing. If he can’t, the hope is Stanton, who started the team’s last three games, would be able to step in once again. But in order for that to be an option, Stanton would have to pass the league’s concussion protocol, which he was set to take for the second time Friday afternoon. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   As of Friday, Arians said there is a chance all three of the team’s quarterbacks could all be active for Sunday’s tilt, though it’s possible two of the three — or maybe just one — will ultimately be able to play. Arians is in no rush to make a call.“We can wait all the way ’til right before kickoff and make the decision on who’s the healthiest and ready the most to go,” he said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals’ starting quarterback Sunday against the Washington Redskins will be Logan Thomas. Or Drew Stanton. Or Carson Palmer.“All three quarterbacks participated in practice today,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday afternoon. “Honest to God, the first time in 20 years I really don’t know who’s starting.“We’ll see how it goes. They’re all ready. I know whatever quarterback comes out and is in the huddle, he’s going to play a great game. There’s no doubt in my mind about that. And I’m not sure which one it’s going to be yet.” “But he did participate in practice,” Arians said. “If he passes, then we’ll have him in the mix, also.”Of course, if neither of the team’s top two quarterbacks are available, the team will turn to Thomas. The rookie got his first taste of game action last week in Denver, completing 1-of-8 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. He received the first team reps in practice this week while preparing as if he was going to start.“I was very pleased with his progression this week and I feel very comfortable if he’s starting,” Arians said.While the situation may seem like it could be a problem, as conventional wisdom would say three different game plans are necessary for three different quarterbacks, Arians said that’s not the case. The second-year coach said each QB is expected to be able to do the same things, so it’s more of a one-plan-fits-all situation.That’s not a problem for Brown, who will be receiving passes from whomever it is who lines up under center.“It’s still the same to us,” he said. “No matter who they put out there we know they’ll do good. We’ve just got to go out there and do our best.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgA 54-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after going to the Larnaca post office to collect a package containing more than one kilogramme of cannabis, police said on Wednesday.The package, that had arrived from another European country, was found to contain cannabis by customs officials and members of the police drug squad.The 54-year-old was arrested after going to the post office at around noon on Tuesday to collect it. After the man signed at the post office as the recipient, the package was checked by a customs official, who found inside two packages containing cannabis, weighing in total, 1.032 kilogrammes.You May LikeTymOut8 Signs Your Cholesterol Levels Are Too High!TymOutUndoHealthysoulmag40 Best Superfoods To Eat After Turning 40HealthysoulmagUndoHoochHe’s considered the best point guardHoochUndo House rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoBrazil prison riot kills 52, with 16 decapitatedUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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