The Lady Stags (5-3), on the other hand, were with a major blow to their semis bid.Joyce Sta. Rita had 16 points while Daurene Santos tallied 15 for San Sebastian, which committed four errors that contributed to San Beda’s 7-0 run to end the match. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH San Beda Lady Red Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda secured a semifinals berth after beating a gutsy San Sebastian side, 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cesca Raqraquin unleashed a game-high 20 points, including a kill off a bad reception by Nikka Dalisay to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The Lady Red Spikers booked a ticket to the Final Four for the second straight year.But unlike last year, when it finished fourth, San Beda is on track to earn a twice-to-beat advantage as one of the top two teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It will be a big benefit for us and we really worked hard for that,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino.The Lady Red Spikers are currently in second place with a 7-1 record behind defending champion Arellano University (7-1), which has superior quotient. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding
Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ He even added that it might have been “God’s will” that he was able to speak up against Sablan.“I guess this is God’s will that I talked because the Thomasian community has the right to know what’s really happening,” said Bonleon. “It’s just sad because they’re wasting their time and effort to go to the arenas and show their support.”“Still, this is my fault. I’m only human and I would like to apologize to everyone involved.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UST’s Mario Bonleon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBeleaguered Growling Tiger Marion Bonleon of University of Santo Tomas stressed Thursday that he will be skipping the upcoming UAAP Season 80 after a falling out with head coach Boy Sablan.Bonleon said he would readily accept the consequences of his actions after he went on a tirade against Sablan in an earlier report saying the UST head coach lacked the acumen in leading a team.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Teng lifts Flying V past Cignal Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds He also claimed in the same report that Sablan is inclined to give more minutes to players who had more “money.”“What I said was true, and what I said weren’t all that delicate because I can defend myself and the things that I said,” said Bonleon who now plays under the AMA Titans in the PBA D-League. “I will accept the consequences of my actions, because I know it’s my fault.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBonleon, who will have two more remaining playing years with UST, added he won’t return to the team as long as Sablan stays as its head coach.The 6-foot-2 forward said he felt sorry for the UST supporters because he saw how the Thomasian community got cheated with what is happening in the team’s dynamic.
India’s boxer Manoj Kumar bowed out of the London Olympics after losing to Great Britain’s Thomas Stalker in the men’s light welterweight (64kg) category on Saturday.The boxer from Great Britain got off to a great start using his height to his advantage and Manoj had to face a flurry of jabs from his opponent. As a result the Indian pugilist lost the first round 7-4.In the second round Stalker continued the onslaught and registered an easy 9-5 win.With the odds heavily stacked against Manoj, the Indian fought valiantly in the final round and ended up winning it 7-4.But eventually it was Stalker who moved ahead into the quarter-finals as he had won the first to round rather convincingly.Stalker will now play Colin Richarno or Munk-Erdene Uranchimeg in the next round.
Mumbai, Mar 14 (PTI) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan today dismissed reports that his upcoming film “Dangal” will release on Independence day.There were reports that Aamir was considering to release the sports-biopic ahead of its originally scheduled release on Christmas this year.The actor said he had also heard the rumours, but clarified that the film will not release on August 15.”I heard the rumours too, but there is no truth in that. I had said that since it is a patriotic film, about the daughters of India, a date like August 15 wouldve been ideal.”But we are not coming on that date. We are coming on Christmas. We always wanted to release on Christmas,” Aamir told reporters here at his 51st birthday bash.The film, directed by Nitesh Tiwari of “Bhoothnath Returns” fame, stars Aamir in the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.The “PK” actor, who had put on weight for his role in the film, said he has now lost 13 kgs and aims to get the “Ghajini” look.”In Dangal I had gained weight, up to 95 kgs. The portions where I was fat have been completed, so Ive started reducing. I am at 82 kgs, which is 13 kgs less. Now 12 more kgs are left to shed, so I have reached the half-way mark. My aim is to get the Ghajini look,” he said.Aamir said his family was happy that he lost weight.”I am taking six months (to lose weight). My family is happy that I am losing weight and am half-way there. Its a concern for me too. Losing weight fast is not very healthy. I am pushing the envelope a little bit,” he said.advertisementThe actor, who was in the US for intense training in weight loss, said he will now have fish, despite being a vegan, to get in shape of his character.”For the last three weeks I was in the US to lose weight and focus on weight loss. I was working out in different forms and doing six to seven hours of exercises a day. Ive been trekking, mountain biking, tennis, swimming…,” he said.”I went on a vegan diet because I feel its a more healthy diet. But I am not moral vegan, I am not that hardcore. For the next three months, my dietitian has insisted that he wants me to have a very high quality protein, so he wants me to have fish, because I need to lose weight but retain my muscle mass,” he said. (MORE) PTI JUR GK PSH
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and cricketer Shoaib Malik were blessed with a son on Tuesday morning. On Friday night, Mirza was spotted leaving the Rainbow Hospital in Hyderabad with her new born son Izhaan Mirza-Malik.The first name means God’s gift, as the parents feel that he is truly one. When the news of Izhaan’s birth broke on Tuesday, social media was flooded with congratulatory messages for the couple.There were a few ‘leaked’ images doing the rounds on social media claiming to be of Izhaan but Malik had confirmed that they are yet to share Izhaan’s picture publicly.READ – Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik name baby boy Izhaan Mirza-Malikha ha ha very funnyJust to let everyone know, we have not shared any picture of my son Izhaan. The ones out there is of a cute baby MashAllah, just not ours. #BabyMirzaMalik https://t.co/Xdu26USrIgShoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018Here are the photos that are going viral on social media: After retuning home Sania took to twitter to post a few photos of her and his son, along with a message thanking everyone for their wishes.We love you all right back !!!Love ,Sania ,Shoaib and Izhaan @realshoaibmalik #AllhamdulillahSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018blessing that can be greater than this.. I finally have gotten sometime after this overwhelming feeling to get online and check the msgs and love we have received.Shoaib and I feel truly blessed and humbled with the wishes and love we have received Thank you to each one of u! pic.twitter.com/PTisH3qKUeadvertisementSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018So it’s been 5 days since we came into this world .. Me as a mother and my little Izhaan as my son we’ve even watched Baba play some cricket together since we’ve arrived it truly is the biggest match ,tournament achievement I’ve ever won or had and there is no feeling or- pic.twitter.com/KRiXVNmcoxSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018Shoaib had earlier broken the news on social media, tweeting: “Excited to announce: It’s a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled.”Thank you from the bottom of our heart to everyone for the wishes from Sania and I, and our families.Our son’s name is Izhaan #BabyMirzaMalik https://t.co/F7bPCnGnL6Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018Sania married Shoaib in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010. Sania at the ‘Goa Fest 2018’ earlier this year had said that their child would keep surnames of both of them.”Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza-Malik as a surname and not just Malik. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,” Sania had said.
Mumbai: The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Monday, in line with the Asian stocks, with the BSE Sensex trading 320 points higher. Both the domestic and Asian investor sentiment strenthened after US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he would not impose 5 per cent tariffs on Mexican exports, as Mexico agreed to strengthen immigration enforcement. At 9.29 a.m., the Sensex traded at 39,937.14, higher by 321.24 points or 0.81 per cent from the previous close of 39,615.90 points. It had opened at 39,787.33 and touched an intra-day high of 39,953.64 and a low of 39,785.14 points. The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded at 11,959.90, higher by 89.25 points or 0.75 per cent from the previous close of 11,870.65 points.
GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — An inquiry begins its investigation today into the death of an Afghan war veteran who killed his family and himself more than two years ago in Nova Scotia.The provincial government promised the inquiry in December 2017, almost a year after Lionel Desmond fatally shot his mother Brenda, wife Shanna and 10-year-old daughter Aaliyah, before turning the gun on himself.The 33-year-old soldier was diagnosed with PTSD after two tours in Afghanistan in 2007.Family members say Desmond sought help for his mental illness, but they say he did not receive the help he desperately needed.The inquiry opens today with hearings to determine who will take part when the inquest officially begins in September.Adam Rodgers, who represents Desmond’s estate and his family, has said the Nova Scotia Justice Department has already imposed unrealistic restrictions on legal fees and preparation time.The Canadian Press
City of Hope raised more than six million dollars at a black-tie gala honoring Warner/Chappell Music Chairman and CEO Jon Platt.Jay-Z and Jon PlattCredit/Copyright: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for City of HopeThe funds will go toward the nonprofit’s research and treatment of cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Held at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, the annual event was hosted by Pharrell Williams and featured a performance by Beyonce, with Jay-Z presenting Platt with the prestigious Spirit of Life award.JAY-Z praised Platt’s many accomplishments and commitment to his craft, calling him an “incredible, passionate person” and “the Obama of the music industry.” Adding, “I can’t think of anyone more deserving to be prized in front of their peers, in front of the world, than my brother, Jon Platt.”In his acceptance speech, Platt commended City of Hope’s important work: “At a time in our country when so much is broken, I think it’s important that we focus on those who are doing great in the world. People who devote their lives to fixing what ails us, to the people that are saving lives. And over the last few months I’ve had the privilege to meet with the people of City of Hope, the people that give City of Hope its name.”Though initially hesitant about taking the spotlight, Platt emphasized how seriously he takes this honor – especially as an opportunity to shine a light on others: “As an African American CEO, I proudly embrace the responsibility to lend a helping hand to people of color who are coming up in this industry, as well as to represent my friends and my colleagues that are already doing good in this game.”He thanked numerous people who he credited for getting him to where he is and helping him along the way, including the songwriters themselves: “I’d like to thank songwriters… songwriters who represent diversity in all its forms, as you continue to prove every day, that genius does not discriminate.”The star-studded celebration, which kicked off with performances by Mary Mary and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, culminated with the nonprofit’s first-ever after-party, deejayed by Jermaine Dupri.Luminaries like Dr. Dre, Derek Fisher, Tiffany Haddish, Quincy Jones, Wiz Khalifa, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, Kelly Rowland, Timbaland, Justin Tranter, and Usher were in attendance.
The team, led by Assistant Secretary-General Anthony Banbury from the Department of Field Support, Military Adviser General Babacar Gaye and Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler, will meet with leaders of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) to support all necessary measures that it is taking to enforce zero tolerance, spokesperson Martin Nesirky told a news briefing in New York. It will also meet with the Haitian authorities to convey how seriously the UN and Mr. Ban himself take the allegations of misconduct and sexual abuse. “The UN appreciates the swift response of the Government of Uruguay, including the investigation that is under way, and the Government’s stated commitment to taking all appropriate disciplinary and, if required, judicial measures following the investigation,” Mr. Nesirky said.In an open letter yesterday, Mr. Ban’s Special Representative and MINUSTAH head Mariano Fernández underscored the zero-tolerance policy, noting that the mission immediately opened a preliminary investigation as soon as it received news of the alleged abuse, ordered the confinement in their barracks of the soldiers involved, and referred the case to the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the UN.According to the agreements between the UN and the troop-contributing countries to peacekeeping missions, it is up to the authorities of those countries to shed light on such allegations. A Uruguayan team is currently in Haiti investigating the alleged attack. “We are deeply outraged,” Mr. Fernández wrote. “Such acts are inexcusable, and they have tarnished the image of MINUSTAH. But the acts of a few should not also tarnish that of thousands of military, police, and civilian personal serving MINUSTAH and Haiti impeccably since 2004.”The UN has a strategy to support victims of sexual exploitation and abuse “which we intend to apply,” he added, referring to legal, medical and psychosocial aid should the allegations prove true.The 12,000-strong MINUSTAH has been in Haiti since mid-2004 after then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide went into exile amid violent unrest, and in his latest report, Mr. Ban calls for it to be extended for another year until 15 October 2012. 14 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a senior team to Haiti to enforce the United Nations’ zero-tolerance policy on misconduct by its personnel following the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old Haitian man by Uruguayan members of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean nation.
Lists that include “top,” “best of,” or “must read” are ones every author hopes to land on.For Kimberly Maich, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, her article Implementing iPads in the Inclusive Classroom Setting, has landed on one of these lists.Part of SAGE Publishing’s top articles of 2016 for special education, Maich, alongside PhD student Carmen Hall, wrote an article that provided practical suggestions to help guide teachers in utilizing classroom sets of iPads.“Knowledge mobilization is an area that I love,” says Maich. “I try to balance out research pieces with highly accessible pedagogical pieces that educators seem to particularly enjoy.”Maich explored the introduction to tablet technology in inclusive classrooms and the origins of those recommendations from a case study focus group, all of which were important elements of setting up classroom iPad use – from funding to teaching apps – which she then explains in practical terms.“Translating research findings is essential in the teaching field. That is what we are all about: practical applications. But we are also all about ensuring that those practical applications are powerful ones based on research findings.”Maich also enjoys collaborating with schools, community agencies and her research colleagues at Brock and other post-secondary institutions.She has other such collaborative work submitted for publication on the topics of special education leadership, school-based social skills interventions and visual strategies for classroom environments, as well as two upcoming case study books on Applied Behaviour Analysis and Ontario special education.You can read the full article, Implementing iPads in the Inclusive Classroom Setting here.
While media coverage of the Apple iPhone is plentiful and has grown over time, stories about what happens to the popular devices once they’re thrown away are almost non-existent, Brock University research reveals.“Stories that make connections between iPhones and electronic wastes are annihilated,” says Jennifer Good, associate professor in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film.“But these stories need to be told, since every stage of electronics’ life cycle takes a huge toll on humans and the environment,” she says.In her recently-published research, Good used a global industry database to search content from Canadian and international newspapers and broadcasters during two time periods: when the iPhone was launched in 2007; and July 2014 to July 2015.Good found in 2007, the term “iPhone” yielded 5,306 newspaper hits, while “electronic waste” or “e-waste” yielded 513 hits worldwide. In Canada, “iPhone” yielded 1,257 hits, while “electronic waste” or “e-waste” yielded 94 hits.But, there were only four stories in international newspaper articles containing “iPhone” and “electronic waste” or “e-waste” in the same article. In Canada, there were two stories.In U.S. broadcast news, “iPhone” appeared 477 times and “electronic waste” or “e-waste” appeared 18 times, but there were no stories combining “iPhone” and “electronic waste” or “e-waste.”In Canadian broadcast news, “iPhone” appeared 15 times and “electronic waste” or “e-waste” appeared once. There was one Canadian broadcast story combining “iPhone” and “electronic waste” or “e-waste.”This disparity grew dramatically in the 2014-2015 search results.Internationally, the number of iPhone newspaper stories went up 308 per cent from 2007, while the number of electronic waste stories fell 44 per cent from 2007. In Canada, iPhone stories increased 33 per cent, while electronic waste stories fell 69 per cent. There were only six stories in international newspaper articles containing “iPhone” and “electronic waste” or “e-waste” in the same article; in Canada, there was only on story.In U.S. broadcast news, there was a 173 per cent increase in iPhone stories compared to 2007, and electronic waste stories decreased 83 per cent. In Canadian broadcast news, iPhone stories increased 80 per cent; there were two electronic waste stories compared to one in 2007.But, U.S. and Canadian broadcasters did not air a single story containing “iPhone” and “electronic waste” or “e-waste” in the same story, according to Good’s research.“The iPhone clearly is news, but if the iPhone is going to be news, shouldn’t some aspect of the implications be there?” says Good.In her study, Good says that a concept called “symbolic annihilation” is what could account for the media blackout of coverage on iPhones and electronic waste.Underlying the concept is that, if something is not discussed in the media, then it is not important — it does not exist. Social scientists usually use the term to describe the absence of representation, or underrepresentation, of a group of people based on race, sex, age, or other variables.“When we think about the role of news and what we should be informed about, e-waste should not be getting symbolically annihilated from discussions about iPhones,” says Good.The sale of iPhones have been increasing. By 2011, Apple had sold more than 72 million of the devices. By early 2014, more than 500 million had been sold. In the first two quarters of 2016, more than 125 million iPhones were sold.As the shelf life of the iPhone becomes shorter and shorter, they are being thrown away at a faster rate. Combined with computers and other gadgets, electronic waste is the fastest-growing component of the municipal waste stream in both developed and some developing countries.For example, a 2012 report by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition found that more than 142,000 computers and 416,000 mobile devices are discarded every day in the U.S.Globally, an estimated 40 million tonnes of e-waste are generated each year, according to a 2009 study by the United Nations Environment Program.Good cites these and other statistics in her study, “Creating iPhone Dreams: Annihilating E-waste Nightmares,” published in the November 2016 issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication.
Airports Authority of India (AAI), the mainstay of Civil Aviation in the country, celebrated its 23rd Annual Day on April 1, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi with a cultural extravaganza – ‘Horizon.’ Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation was the Chief Guest of the event.The colourful evening of music and celebration started with the felicitation of AAI airports that made a mark in ACI-ASQ and CSI awards respectively. While the Airport Directors of Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore, and Pune were felicitated for their respective airports making it under various categories of the coveted list of ACI-ASQ Awards 2017, APDs of AAI’s Raipur, Udaipur and Dehradun were felicitated for their respective airports achieving first, second and third ranks in the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Survey. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfApart from various airports, Subhash Kumar, General Manager (Fire), the recipient of President’s Medal for Fire Safety was also felicitated. While addressing the audience, Jayant Sinha congratulated AAI family and acknowledged the significant role it plays in the growth of the civil aviation sector in India. He applauded significant strides that AAI made in the last year in terms of financial performance and also commended its CSR initiatives in serving the society. This was followed by an exciting cultural evening.
While the movie world can create precious memories for millions of viewers, it isn’t always a great experience for those taking part in the making of them. Films which are inspired by true stories, use someone’s beloved home as a location, or in some cases both, have unwittingly caused strife for mere mortals left behind when the crew goes back to Hollywood. Here after four cases where the silver screen hasn’t proved so shiny for certain people caught up in the production… The GooniesOregon Film Museum. Photo by Constablequackers CC BY-SA 4.0Even over 30 years on from their first and only adventure, the Goonies crew still inspire devotion from an army of fans. Unfortunately for an Oregon houseowner this has translated into major disruption to their daily lives. Because way back when, the infamous “Truffle Shuffle” was performed outside her gate.If shuffling character Chunk (played by Jeff Cohen) thought he had it bad, he should spare a thought for this individual. “The owner had no problem with people taking a nostalgic look at her home,” an article for The Independent wrote in 2015, “but drew the line at beer bottles and cigarette butts being left outside and dogs urinating on her lawn.”The old Clatsop County Jail, scene of the Fratelli jail break. The site is now home to the Oregon Film Museum. Photo by Ian Poellet CC BY-SA 3.0Eventually a sign was erected denying access to the “Goonies House” and a tarpaulin draped across the windows to put off literally thousands of prying eyes. Presumably if the long-mooted sequel is made, producers will select a different location!A similar, if somewhat more poignant, case was reported over family favorite Mrs Doubtfire (1993). When star Robin Williams tragically passed away in 2014, the San Francisco property used in the film was festooned with floral tributes. According to Digital Spy, even as late this this year it “receives so many pictures, flowers and other tributes that it’s impossible for the elderly home owner to leave via the front door.” Napoleon DynamiteThe cast of Napoleon Dynamite. Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0Cult favorite Napoleon Dynamite (2004) brought the world many memorable characters. But in one example it unleashed a surprising case of double trouble. Efren Ramirez played the role of Pedro Sánchez, yet in a development worthy of a Jared Hess movie he had a real life twin brother, Carlos.Tensions flared when Carlos impersonated Efren as Pedro. He said he’d been asked to do this to help his brother keep up with professional engagements. However, speaking to TMZ in 2013 he said, “I did attend an event without his knowledge as I was being immature and wanted to get back at him for a personal matter which involved the girl I was dating at the time.”Related Video: The Incredible True Story Behind ‘The Revenant’Efren made the beef official by approaching Carlos with a $10 million lawsuit. The unauthorized appearances stopped after that. “I think it’s safe to say the magnitude of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and everything that has come along with it, has ruined my relationship with my twin,” he added.SidewaysQuirky comedy drama Sideways (2004) was a road trip romp blended with the intriguing pursuit of wine tasting. Yet just as drink and driving make bad bedfellows, so Paul Giamatti’s memorable character Miles Raymond proved a liability for the real life vineyards.The Hitching Post II Restaurant in Buellton where Miles and Jack first encounter MayaAfter delivering the immortal line “If anyone orders merlot I’m leaving. I am not drinking any (expletive) merlot!”, sales of the red stuff actually dropped. Not bad going for a fictional creation! In 2017 The Guardian wrote in the wine’s defence, saying “Giamatti’s character hated merlot precisely because it was so easy to drink. He wasn’t making a comment on the quality of merlot, but his own antagonistic contrarian tendencies.”The piece goes on to say that sales of merlot appear to be on the rise. Still, the decade or so that have passed since Raymond delivered his major blow are testament to the power of movies. A power that sometimes causes grief when it doesn’t intend to.The ConjuringThis franchise and its various spin offs have made a scary amount of money for studio Warner Bros. But aside from cinemagoers and movie execs, there are people unhappy about the paranormal encounters of Ed and Lorraine Warren — namely the residents of a farmhouse featured as a key location in the first film (2013). In fact so disturbed were they, that ominous forces of the legal kind were released.According to a 2015 Entertainment Weekly article, “Since the release of the film in July 2013, the couple (Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich, who bought the house in the late ‘80s) have dealt with ‘threats of physical violence and harm, sleepless nights, and worry that one day, one of the many trespassers will commit an act of destruction, violence, or harm,’ the suit alleges.”Read another story from us: How Rasputin Initiated the ‘All Persons Fictitious’ Disclaimer in MoviesIt was based on a true story, though filmmakers wound up dealing with a reality they didn’t expect! The property, with the gruesome addition of a noose dangling from a nearby tree, formed a major part of the movie’s marketing and gave producers a serious financial headache.
ENDS IN ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon Close Life at the International Space Station is about to get spicier as NASA announced its plans to grow the first fruiting plant in space.ISS Quests For Space-Grown ChilesNASA said it chose the Española chile pepper plant or Capsicum annuum because it has a short growing period, can grow at high altitudes, and can be easily pollinated. Peppers are excellent sources of Vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants that are important for space diets.NASA is currently experimenting growing the plant on Earth under simulated space conditions and if all plans go well, the chile pepper plant will be sent to the ISS between November this year and January 2020. Search AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches All Bestseller “We were also looking for varieties that don’t grow too tall, and yet are very productive in the controlled environments that we would be using in space,” said Ray Wheeler, NASA plant physiologist.While there is an assortment of traditional prepackaged and dehydrated foods that can be eaten in space, Wheeler said astronauts have often expressed a desire for more spicy and flavourful foods. The Española pepper plant will suit the dietary needs and help provide and nutrition for astronauts on space journey.The particular chile pepper plant grows at higher elevations in New Mexico’s Española previously known as the San Juan Valley. It has a slightly stronger pungent and bitter flavor and matures early to red. It was first grown by Spanish settlers in the area.Growing Foods In SpaceGrowing plants in space stations have become common since the crew of Soviet Salyut 7 first grew the model plant Arabidopsis in 1982. Russian cosmonauts were the first to plant and consume space-grown produce in 2003.Three years ago, NASA astronauts succeeded in growing and eating different types of lettuce on the ISS. Other foods such as Chinese cabbage, radishes, Swiss chard, peas, and other vegetables are already being produced aboard the space station.Despite the microgravity in space, astronauts were successful in growing certain types of plants onboard the ISS. Through the use of varied techniques, special types of lights, and temperature, they have coaxed plants into figuring out which way is “up” and “down”.To help grow fresh food aboard the ISS, NASA has set up the Advanced Plant Habitat, a fully automated facility for bioscience research that would complement the portable growing box called Vegetable Production System or Veggie. Through the Veggie, astronauts were able to grow green leafy vegetables, and flowers such as zinnias, and sunflowers in space.”We can build all the rockets we want to go to Mars, but it won’t work unless we have food to eat,” said Jacob Torres, a native of New Mexico and a horticultural scientist at NASA who is working primarily on the Española chili pepper project. TAG International Space Station, NASA, fruits, chile peppers
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Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “I started thinking, these teachers . should be able to understand me,” Castro said in a 1988 interview with The Times. “I didn’t think I was dumb _ I thought they were dumb.”Castro was a social studies teacher at Lincoln High School near downtown in March 1968 when he supported and joined walkouts by hundreds of Mexican-American students.Their “blowouts” protested run-down and overcrowded East Los Angeles schools, poor teachers and discrimination. Castro earlier worked with students and graduates to present the school board with a list of demands aiming to improve the schools.“The curriculum largely ignored or denied Mexican-American history,” said a statement from the Los Angeles Unified School District. “Chicano students were forbidden from speaking Spanish, and often _ in spite of strong academic abilities _ they were steered toward menial jobs instead of college.”Walkouts lasted several days and spread to 15 schools. Castro and 12 others people were arrested. He was jailed for five days and charged with 30 counts of conspiracy, but the charges ultimately were dropped.Castro was fired after the walkouts but was rehired after weeks of protests by local parents. However, he was sent to different schools around the district for several years before finally being settled at Belmont High. He retired in 2004. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day “Sal Castro held a mirror up to our district that showed the need for a youths’ rights agenda more than 45 years ago,” district Superintendent John Deasy said in a statement. “Graduation rates, access to college-prep courses, allocation of resources _ all of these issues needed fixing and that is why we have spent every day striving to provide the education each and every one of our students deserves.”Salvador B. Castro Middle School was dedicated to him in 2010.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who took part in the student walkouts, called Castro a courageous leader who helped shape city history.“He will always be remembered for his zeal and commitment to improving educational opportunities for everyone, regardless of race,” the mayor said in a statement.In later years, Castro urged students to study if they wanted to improve conditions at their schools.“Here’s the protest: any kid with a book,” he told a 2008 symposium on Chicano activism at California State University, San Bernardino. “That’s the only way we can move forward, through education.”___Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com Men’s health affects baby’s health too Top Stories (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sal Castro, a social studies teacher who played a leading role in 1960s Chicano student walkouts, has died at age 79.Castro had thyroid cancer and died Monday at his home, his wife, Charlotte Lerchenmuller, told the Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/ZtQxOD).The son of Mexican immigrants, Castro was born in Los Angeles but spent some of his early childhood in Mexico. He couldn’t speak English when he returned to Los Angeles in the second grade and was made to sit in the corner. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments Share The difference between men and women when it comes to pain
Basel, Switzerland — The BaselWorld watch and jewelry fair continues in Basel, Switzerland, with luxury watch designers presenting collections today that suit sport divers, employ titanium to beautiful effect, represent a new level of attention to watch movements, and put an exciting new twist on time.Dive Watches ThriveFor scuba divers—or anyone who likes the look of a sporty watch with the chops to withstand harsh environments—several new luxury timepieces deserve a good look this year. The 150-year-old brand Vulcain is most famous for two reasons. A surprising number of U.S. presidents have worn the company’s watches, including Eisenhower, Truman, Nixon and Johnson. (A personalized watch has been delivered to President Obama; no word on if he has worn it yet.) And, in 1947, Vulcain invented a mechanical alarm watch that was powerful enough to wake its owner up, and it became known as the “Cricket” for its cadence. This year, Vulcain unveils the Diver X-Treme Automatic sports watch, equipped with a new Cricket movement. The 44-mm watch of titanium with steel, titanium with pink gold, or blackened titanium with steel, has a triple case back that amplifies the cricket alarm, making it audible underwater. Prices start at 7,100 Euros.Family-run Clerc offered a glimpse of its new line of dive watches late last year, and is now ready to shine a spotlight on them. The Hydroscaph line features a highly complex 50-mm case (composed of 75 parts). Water-resistant to 1,000 meters, the watch has an automatic helium valve, a rotating bezel activated by a secured crown that won’t move out of place while diving, and self-adjusting lugs that allow it to fit snugly over a wet suite or right on the wrist. The timepiece also displays GMT or a second time zone, and is available in a variety of materials such as rose gold, blackened titanium, steel, carbon fiber and diamonds. Prices range from $9,700 to $37,000.Linde Werdelin has always placed performance first when designing its timepieces, which uniquely consist of a classic sports watch plus a computerized “instrument” that attaches to the watch to display crucial data needed by divers and mountain sportsmen. The base watch is updated this year to form four lines, and our favorite is the SpidoLite. The titanium SpidoLite Skeleton features a case that has been drilled to leave just the minimum of frame required to keep its structure, which complements a skeleton dial and even wide perforations in the strap. Only 44 pieces will be made, each costing $11,280. Attached the “Reef,” or diving instrument, and it becomes a dive computer automatically as soon as it is submerged in a meter of water.Time for TitaniumTitanium is gaining wide appeal throughout the watch industry, and though it is brittle to machine, it makes for an extremely light-weight watch. Hautlence, which built upon its TV-shaped timepieces last year with the introduction of its first round watches (HLQ), is now offering that new timepiece in all-titanium. It feels like a feather compared to the all-gold version that clocks in at a massive 120 grams of precious metal. The titanium HLQ has a circular date wheel, retrograde minutes, a gray or black dial and straps in poly as well as leather. The starting price is $42,000.HD3’s most popular model is the Three Minds, a large square watch that features three rotating discs on its dial, one each for hours, minutes and seconds. This year, a fourth circle occupies the dial—a tourbillon. Now, the tourbillon also represents the seconds, while other discs on the open dial display hours, minutes and the power reserve. The blackened titanium watch has light green numbers, and its production will be limited to 33 pieces. The price is 196,000 Swiss francs.BRM, which captures the sporting style of race cars in its watch designs, is releasing its first hand-crafted movement timepiece—the Bi-Rotor—in all black titanium this year. The rectangular timepiece’s light metal case holds seven sapphire crystal windows that put the movement on display. Among all the dark details are shots of sporty colors that the owner selects, including yellow, orange or red, that are seen as dots on the hands and as small shock absorbers in the movement. For a perfect fit, the watch comes with a tool for adjusting the lugs. The price is $57,000.Philip Stein incorporates a natural frequency technology in its watches that has won acclaim among wearers (including Oprah) for improving sleep and reducing stress. Now, a new edition of the two time zone watch will be made in titanium for the first time. The masculine timepiece displays distinct dials on top of each other, with the upper dial incorporating chronograph functions and a striking accent of orange. The timepiece will sell for $2,395.Getting ComplicatedWhen watch companies are seeking a partner who can create complications, never-before-seen movements, and unthinkable ways to track time on the wrist, they often turn to the Manufacture Christophe Claret, led for the last 20 years by the masterful watch maker of the same name. Finally, a watch will bear the name of Christophe Claret on its dial, rather than behind the scenes of another brand name. This first watch is called DualTow and it houses several inventions including one patented innovation, a single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism and tourbillon. Hours and minutes are displayed on “belts,” and the owners can choose the color of their background. Only 68 DualTow watches will be made.The 20-year-old Daniel Roth watch brand is known for housing complicated movements in classically beautiful cases. This year, it presents a high complication in a timepiece that is accessibly priced for the category. The 44-mm Athys V, available in red or white gold with a sapphire case back and open white dial, houses a perpetual calendar and moon phase complication, and its movement is entirely decorated by hand. The refined timepiece will sell for $50,000.And sister brand Gerald Genta, which is marking its 40th anniversary this year, adds a new, aggressively-priced timepiece to its collection. Available in black or white, with a case option of 39 mm or 42.5 mm, the new Octo Overdrive is a steel timepiece with ceramic bezel that contains such specialized details as a lacquered cloisonné and guilloche dial, onyx cabochon crown, open case back, entirely hand-decorated automatic movement, jumping hours, retrograde minutes and date. All that will sell for $15,000.Marking another milestone this year is Bulgari, which celebrates its 125th year in business in 2009. As a tribute to its founder, Sotirio Bulgari, the company is dedicating a new line of watches to him. This formal, men’s timepiece features the brand’s manufactured movements and exclusive dial treatments. Among the line’s most complicated models are a platinum tourbillon with perpetual calendar, whose display features double coaxial retrograde hands (limited edition of 30); and an annual calendar with a 225-degree retrograde date, which is limited to 250 pieces in pink gold and 125 in white gold.The gem watch brand Icelink is well known for the diamonds that decorate its distinctive six-time-zone cases. And this year it enters new territory by innovating the movement inside the watch. In 6Timezone Mechanical, Icelink premiers its first mechanical movement, which is rectangular but uniquely curved to drive the time display on all six dials (five showing hours and minutes, a sixth indicating seconds). Each dial also reveals a day/night indicator, while the seconds zone shows the 50-hour power reserve. The timepiece is made in rose gold, white gold or platinum, with a variety of diamond treatments available. Pricing begins at 78,000 Swiss francs for the rose gold version.Special CreationsKrieger shifts focus from the inside of its mechanical watches to the top this season. Its Plethora collection of art dials adds a true artist’s vision of beauty to the company’s classic watch lines. Krieger is teaming with a Miami-based artist, who hand-paints eight different dial designs that include a colorful “berries” design to a graphic “lotus” image. Depending on the dial size, pricing begins at $13,000. By complementing the dial with any color combination of watch case, oversized crown, watch strap and diamonds, clients make these timepieces one-of-a-kind creations.This year Tiret New York unites watch lovers with what is often their other great passion: performance automobiles. Range Rover has tapped Tiret to design a limited edition of its first coupe. The exterior is decked in Tiret’s signature black with green accents, and inside the Tiret touch is seen in the form of diamonds on the dashboard dials, indicator bezels that match those of the timepieces, and a round Tiret chronograph mounted centrally in the car. Available by special order, the Tiret Range Rover will cost 140,000 pounds.And Vertu, the luxury mobile phone brand whose use of precious metals and gems, limited editions and innovative technology place it in the same spheres as haute horlogerie, is broadening its boundaries both high and low. At the most luxurious level, Vertu’s Signature line of phones sees the addition of white and yellow gold hand sets that are paved with diamonds and incorporate baguette diamonds for keys. The price of the yellow gold edition is $98,000. And a platinum version of the Signature features a .33-carat diamond as its dialpad joystick. It sells for $68,000. More affordable for Vertu is a collection of phone accessories, including a self-charging Bluetooth headset ($730), a USB stick with both regular and mini USB connections ($490), and a sleek pen ($330).www.baselworld.com
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