Ethiopia needs funds to help tackle AIDS crisis UN envoy says

Just back from a visit to Africa’s second most populous country, Stephen Lewis, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, said some 2 million to 3 million people of the nearly 70 million living in Ethiopia are infected with the virus.Stressing the need to assist the nation, he said the Government is seeking $400 million from the Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “The possibilities of widespread treatment in Ethiopia hang on the availability of resources,” he stressed.On the positive side, he said Ethiopians are embracing HIV testing and counselling. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has also initiated “community conversations” on the once-taboo topics of HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation, bride sharing, polygamy, child marriage, condoms and women’s rights.Mr. Lewis also urged action to assist the roughly 1 million Ethiopian children orphaned by AIDS. “They are on the verge of a tremendous crisis,” he warned, voicing particular concern about the children’s lack of access to education due to unaffordable school fees. He also drew attention to the larger need for universal free primary education. “I’ve asked publicly countless times why it isn’t possible to launch a continent-wide campaign to abolish fees,” he said. “I fail to see why we should all stand by while children are denied their childhood and their prospects for the future.””A school would put orphan children in regular contact with adults again, restore a sense of self-worth, provide a place of security, perhaps offer a meal at lunch, and ignite the wonders of friendship,” he said. read more

Freddie Mac income 23B in 3Q

WASHINGTON – Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $2.3 billion for the third quarter, reversing a loss in the same period of 2015.The government-controlled company said Tuesday its fees from lenders for backing mortgages increased and the impact of interest rates moderated in the July-September period.McLean, Virginia-based Freddie will pay an equivalent dividend of $2.3 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. Freddie will have paid $101.4 billion in dividends, exceeding its government bailout of $71 billion.The government rescued Freddie and larger sibling Fannie Mae at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008, after they suffered huge losses from risky mortgages in the housing market bust.Together the companies received taxpayer aid totalling about $187 billion. The housing market’s gradual recovery has made Freddie and Fannie profitable again.Freddie’s third-quarter profit marked a reversal from the $475 million net loss it sustained in the same period last year.The company said it had fewer delinquent mortgages on its books in the third quarter. “Credit quality is at its best in eight years,” Freddie CEO Donald Layton said in a statement.Record-low interest rates this year have helped spur home purchases and boost the housing market.The Federal Reserve has been holding its key short-term rate at a record low near zero for seven years, since the onset of the financial crisis. Expectations have been building for a slight rate increase by the Fed next month, which would be its second in a year. The Fed isn’t expected to move on rates at its meeting this week, coming so close to Election Day, but it could signal a December hike.A government report on Friday showed that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, grew at annual rate of 2.9 per cent in the third quarter, shaking off a lacklustre first half and accelerating to its strongest growth in two years. The better-than-expected Commerce Department data keeps the Fed on track for a December rate boost.Freddie and Fannie own or guarantee about half of all U.S. mortgages, worth about $5 trillion. Along with other federal agencies, they back roughly 90 per cent of new home loans.The two companies don’t directly make loans to borrowers. They buy mortgages from lenders, package them as bonds, guarantee them against default and sell them to investors. That helps make loans available.Freddie said its fee income from lenders for guaranteeing mortgages was $133 million in the third quarter, an increase of $9 million from the April-June period.The housing market’s revival over the last four years has been choppy, and it has lagged behind the rest of the economy. Despite the low borrowing rates that could lure prospective homebuyers, the market has remained hampered by tight mortgage credit, rising home prices and stagnating incomes. Affordability remains a problem. Freddie Mac income $2.3B in 3Q by Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Nov 1, 2016 6:49 am MDT Last Updated Nov 1, 2016 at 8:04 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Schoolgirl found in hospital with severe burns as search continues for her

first_imgHe said Eilidh’s mother was “distraught” when he spoke to her, adding: “She has been to all the hotels where girls who have become separated from their parents or guardians have congregated. My heart aches for them and all those caught up in this. Laura, is a close friend of my daughter so it has been difficult.“It is unbelievable. They sent a text to say it was the last song and Marion went off to get them. She went off to get them and when she got to the building the people were rushing out. Everybody is very worried.”Mr Manford said Eilidh was a bright and “highly motivated” girl who was looking forward to a special treat with her friend. Mr MacIntyre wrote on Twitter: “Please…please retweet. Looking for my daughter and her friend. Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh MacLeod”. She had failed to reappear after the concert with her school friend Eilidh MacLeod, 14, who was still unaccounted for last night.Eilidh’s mother Marion had travelled with them from the Isle of Barra and was due to meet them outside the arena.She mounted a frantic search of hotels and hospitals and was asked by police for detailed descriptions of the girls’ clothing in a bid to help locate them.As her husband Roddy, and Laura’s parents, Michael and Nan, arranged to fly to Manchester, islanders in the close-knit community of around 1,000 feared the worst.But Angus MacNeil, the SNP general election candidate and a close friend of the families, learned early on Tuesday night that one of the teenagers had been found.He said he understood Laura was suffering from very serious burns, suggesting the pair may have been close to the blast, and added that the whole island was “still numb with shock” and extremely worried about Eilidh. Cecilia MacFadyen, Laura’s grandmother, said at her home on the island: “Laura is alive and in hospital. I don’t know anything about Eilidh.” They travelled to Manchester from the picturesque island in the Western Isles as a birthday treat for the younger girl, and as a reward for doing well in their examsLaura’s father Michael said earlier that it was his daughter’s first concert and a birthday present for Eilidh and the pair were “big fans” of Ariana Grande.He added: “Laura was so happy to be going down there with her friend.“It was Laura’s first concert. I was a bit hesitant about her going to a concert so far away but she seemed so happy.”The girls are third year pupils at the 170-pupil Barra Community School and their families have long connections with the island, which is famed for its white sand beaches and is almost crime-free.Mrs MacLeod’s last message from the pair was a text message to say that the last song had started and they would be out soon.She set out to the arena and when she arrived people were running out of the building. She then began a frantic search for the girls, visiting hotels and calling hospitals in a bid to find them. Before leaving Barra, which has a population of around 1,100, many of them Gaelic speakers, the families issued frantic appeals for help in finding them. Please…please reetweet. Looking for my daughter and her friend . Laura Macintyre and Eilidh Macleod #manchesterattack— micheal macintyre (@leanish8) May 23, 2017 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. Eilidh’s aunt Margaret MacNeil wrote on Facebook: “My niece and her friend were at the Ariana Grande concert tonight and there has been no contact since the explosion. Please let us find the girls safe and well.”Mr MacNeil, who knows both families well, also took to social media to appeal for help in locating the girls.He said he was “worried sick” about the pair and revealed later that Laura had been found. Mr MacNeil went to school with Eilidh’s father Roddy, a merchant seaman, and his daughter is a close friend of Laura. He drove Eilidh’s father Roddy to the airport on Benbecula, further north in the Western Isles, so that he could catch a flight to Glasgow and then Manchester.Mr Manford said: “He is distressed but he is a very strong individual and they are a very strong family. We are extremely grateful for the understanding and help the family has received from all quarters although I wish we could have some good news.“It was a treat, a reward for them for their own hard work with their exams. They were very excited and were looking forward to an enjoyable time.“Eilidh is a very bright, highly motivated person. She is also a highly talented piper in a pipe band on the island.” One of two missing teenagers who travelled to the concert from a remote Scottish island has been found seriously ill in hospital after a desperate search that lasted almost 20 hours.Laura MacIntyre was located in intensive care in Manchester suffering from serious burns after her distraught parents flew to the city to join the search for her. Donald Manford, an island councillor and Eilidh’s grand uncle, said that after so many hours with no information it was a “tremendous relief” to Laura’s family that the teenager had been found alive. He added that relatives were still praying for news of Eilidh.last_img read more

Government responds to fires

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek Government responded very quickly to the damage caused by the fires two weeks ago by announcing a series of emergency measures for the protection of the areas that suffered from the fires.The government said it would help rebuild houses destroyed in the fire and support local farmers, vowing to restore the forests and take protection measures in future.Environment, Town Planning and Public Works Minister George Souflias announced the measures following a meeting of the Greek cabinet.Souflias announced that planning will be carried out very soon for the implementation of flood-protection and corrosion-protection measures, as well as the creation of fire-protection zones and the construction of roads through forests to enable easy access to all regions affected by the fires.He stressed that the countryside will be linked by satellite for the monitoring of land to be reforested, like in the case of Mount Parnitha, and the region will also be placed under constant surveillance.“We shall get to work immediately. All services and officials must coordinate themselves and I believe that with the help of all we shall be able to confront this great ecological disaster that has taken place to a considerable degree,” he said.The Greek government also announced financial aid for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed during the fires.750 euros per square metre, up to a maximum area of 120 square meters, will be provided by the Greek government for homes that have been completely destroyed and 450 euros per square meter for homes that were damaged, according to government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros.The government also said it will provide municipalities and prefectures affected by the blazes with an injection of 3.3 million euros, while adding that inspectors have been sent out to record damages suffered by stock breeders and crop farmers to determine compensation. Meanwhile, the National Bankof Greece announced that fire victims having any form of loan with the lender can ask to be included in a program offering more flexibility in their payments.last_img read more

Greek company invests in Montenegro hydrocarbons

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece may be in need of foreign investment, however there are some enterprises which not only manage to stay afloat during the ongoing crisis, but also to actually expand to the broader Balkans. Such is the case for Energean Oil & Gas, which made a significant step towards international success, signing a seven-year Concession Agreement for hydrocarbons exploration production with the State of Montenegro. The €19 million contract was signed on Wednesday by Dragica Sekulic of the Ministry of Economy in the State of Montenegro, and Mathios Rigas, Chairman and CEO of Energean Group, during a ceremony held at Podgorica. The Montenegrin parliament has already approved the agreement, which concerns Blocks 4219-26 and 4218-30 off the country’s coast, and includes a new 3D seismic survey (to begin in the first quarter of 2018), the preparation of geophysical and geological studies, and the drilling of one well. The two blocks are at a depth of 50-100 metres near the coast of Bar. Energean Oil & Gas has been active in the western Greece region since 2014, but its entry in the Adriatic is raising its status to an international level. Commenting after the deal, Rigas said: “I am delighted to sign this concession contract, which marks a significant day for Energean and our continued growth, as we enter the highly promising Adriatic region. Whilst a number of major oil and gas companies left the area during the period of sustained low oil prices, Energean remained committed to pursuing the development of the region, and is now extremely well-placed to take advantage of this commitment and focus.”last_img read more

Marée noire trois graves erreurs ont été commises

first_imgMarée noire : trois graves erreurs ont été commisesÉtats-Unis – L’explosion de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon aurait sans doute pu être évitée. Selon des élus américains, elle a été précédée de trois signaux avertisseurs, lesquels n’ont pas été pris en compte. Tout d’abord, 51 minutes avant l’explosion, un premier signal a été déclenché, avertissant d’une “quantité de liquides sortant du puits devenue plus importante que celle pompée à l’intérieur”. Dix minutes plus tard, un autre signal : alors que le puits était fermé dans le cadre d’un test, le liquide “a continué à s’écouler et la pression dans le conduit de forage a augmenté de façon inattendue”.Enfin, 18 minutes avant l’explosion, “une pression anormale” est constatée. La pompe est fermée mais il est alors trop tard. Le bilan sera fatal : onze personnes périssent durant l’explosion. Le naufrage de la plate-forme aura lieu le 22 avril, et des millions de litres de pétrole polluent actuellement le golfe du Mexique.BP a usé de divers moyens pour mettre fin à cette catastrophe écologique, sans grand succès. Le groupe pétrolier devrait prochainement injecter du ciment dans le puits afin d’arrêter la fuite. Cependant, cette opération n’a qu’un peu plus de 60% de chance de réussir. Le 26 mai 2010 à 11:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Finally happening Grand Turk Island Fish Fry launches tomorrow

first_img Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Fish fry, grand turk, ralph higgs Premier attends town hall meetings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Mar 2015 – Here’s what the Ministry of Tourism & TCI Tourist Board had to say: “Grand Turk will play host to the destination’s most popular cultural experience as Turks and Caicos Tourist Board and LIME partner to bring the weekly Island Fish Fry to the nation’s capital.Several local vendors have signed up to be a part of the bi-monthly event which will take place at the Victoria Public Library on the first and last Thursday of each month, beginning Thursday, March 26, 2015. Similar to the Island Fish Fry line up in Providenciales, there will be entertainment by local bands, a Junkanoo Rush and cultural performances.Mr. Ralph L. Higgs, Director of Tourism, speaking to the establishment of the fish fry in Grand Turk commented, “We are constantly seeking new opportunities to give visitors an authentic experience of the Turks and Caicos Islands throughout the length and breadth of the destination. At the same time, it is also important for us to remind our locals to be proud of our heritage. Over the past two years, the weekly Island Fish Fry has allowed us to bridge the gap between tourist and locals, by fostering camaraderie and genuine hospitality which we hope can be replicated in the nation’s capital.” Thursday’s inaugural fish fry in Grand Turk will feature live band performance by Mega Force Band and will feature cultural performances, and giveaways by LIME. Vendors will have local food and beverages on sale beginning at 12:00noon, with the official opening at 5:30pm.last_img read more

Fulham owner backs manager Slavisa Jokanovic

first_imgFulham owner Shahid Khan has come out in support of Slavisa Jokanovic despite their poor start to the Premier League season.Following speculation over the future of Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic, Khan issued a public defense and rubbished reports that his job is under threat.However, losing 3-0 at home to Bournemouth has increased pressure on the manager, with Fulham stuck in the Premier League relegation zone.Khan exclusively told Sky Sports News: “I think Slav’s our guy.“It was not a good day for us yesterday after playing Bournemouth but I spent quite a bit of time with him and I have all the confidence in Slav.“I’m optimistic and I have faith in the players and Slav to keep us up.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“We knew it was going to be tough and that’s why we wanted to add to the squad.“We did and we had a great transfer window. We have to come up with the team that moves us forward but I’m very optimistic.“I want the fans to remember that last year we were at the bottom of the Championship table, not too many people had hope for us to get promoted.”last_img read more

The future of ANWR

first_imgA pond on ANWR coastal plain. The fate of the plain, also called the 1002 area, has been in dispute for 40 years. (Photo: USFWS)Opening the 10-02 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or ANWR has been a dream of Alaska’s congressional delegation and the oil industry for decades, but for Gwitch’in people and environmentalists, the idea is a nightmare. The Bureau of Land Management plans a lease sale there this year. How will that unfold and what’s at stake? It’s our discussion on the next Talk of Alaska. HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Andy Moderow, Alaska Director of Alaska Wilderness LeagueLiz Ruskin, Washington D.C. reporter for Alaska Public MediaRebecca Logan, CEO of Alaska Support Industry AllianceLINKS:Video: What is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?Related: Interior delays public comment deadline for ANWR oil leasingFor a full list of ANWR leasing public hearings, click herePARTICIPATE:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send an email to (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. Listen to archival audio from previous debates about ANWR below.last_img read more

Aggretsuko is What Happens When Hello Kitty Gets a SoulCrushing Job

first_img If you spent any amount of time this weekend combing through Netflix in search of something to watch (so every weekend), you likely came across Aggretsuko. The new series from Hello Kitty purveyors Sanrio dropped onto the streaming service this weekend. It’s not something you should skip. Aggretsuko is a Sanrio series for all of us. The adults who either have been or are still in jobs they hate for demanding bosses who don’t appreciate the hard work they do, and don’t appear to do any meaningful work themselves. This is a show for people who put up with crap all day and let it all out as soon as they can finally leave the office. The show doesn’t stick around long, but you fall in love with its characters fast.The series follows Retsuko, a red panda working in the accounting department of a large trading firm in Tokyo. At the very beginning of the first episode, she’s excited to start her first day of work. Five years later, that positive attitude is gone. Worn away by years of menial work, and the worst bosses imaginable. She lets out her frustrations like most of us do: drinking. And secretly performing death metal karaoke by herself. Retsuko is us. Insecure, shy, beaten down by the world, but a defiant monster of metal on the inside. (And given the amount of Hello Kitty fans I’ve known who were also giant metalheads, this pairing makes way more sense than it might appear to at first glance.)Photo via NetflixFor the first few episodes, the series shows signs of becoming formulaic. Retsuko goes to work, has to deal with some indignity or another, and her frustrations lead to a metal number where she chews out the source of her frustration. As fun as that is, a whole series of that would get boring fast. But Aggretsuko is serialized, which is something I don’t expect from cartoons that are only 15 minutes per episode. As the first season’s ten episodes play out, Retsuko grows as a person. She tries new things and makes new friends. She starts out hiding her metal fandom from others, but soon finds her friends not only accept it; they think it’s cool. I really appreciate the part where she gives another woman pointers on how to do a metal scream without hurting your voice. It’s an essential, yet often overlooked skill.If you are or were recently in your 20s, whole episodes of this show look like they were modeled directly off of your life. Especially satisfying is when Retsuko’s old childhood friend offers her a job at the imports store she’s trying to start. It sounds so great. Retsuko could do accounting for the store, travel the world to help with the importing; it sounds like a dream gig. And for one blissful day, Retsuko is convinced she’s going to quit her soul-crushing job. It’s fun to watch her be completely checked out. If you’ve ever had a terrible job, you remember what those days were like when you knew you were going to quit. When you could really say “I don’t need this job” and mean it. You remember how low your tolerance for bullshit was. It was like a mountain of stress had lifted off your shoulders. That’s what watching this episode feels like. It’s early in the season, but already you’ve seen Retsuko put up with so much, you relish when she finally talks back to her boss.Photo via NetflixThen, the friend gives her more information about the store. She doesn’t have a storefront, or any kind of investment. It’s going to be an online shop, and nobody involved is going to be taking home much money in the early days. When Retsuko asks how she’s supposed to pay rent, the friend suggests moving back in with her parents. Because that’s an option everyone has. That hit close to home. It’s never been a friend doing that to me, but I’ve definitely gone after a writing gig and found out way late in the process that they would only start paying at some unspecified date in the future, maybe. (Don’t work for free, kids.) After that episode, Retsuko doesn’t see the friend much, and I don’t blame her.The side characters are what really make the series shine, though. Retsuko is great, but it’s really cool to see how much work the show put into making most of her friends real, fleshed out people. There’s an incredibly strong cast of women on this show, each coping with stifling corporate culture in their own way. Fenneko, a fennec fox stalks everyone’s social media for dirt. Tsunoda blatantly sucks up to her bosses to make her own life easier. At the outset, you’re made to hate her, as Retsuko does, but then she makes it clear she knows exactly what’s she’s doing, and she doesn’t care if anyone hates her for it. You start to respect her after that. Then there are Gori and Washimi. A gorilla and bird everyone admires as at the top of their game. They are the most powerful women in a largely male-dominated company. Retsuko and her friends look up to them, revere them. They are, after all, the mythical beings known as “people who have their shit together.”Photo via NetflixThen Retsuko gets to know them. When she sees marrying rich as her fastest way out of the company, she starts to take yoga classes. When she sees Gori and Washimi in the same class, she gets all nervous. She’s so scared of making a fool of herself in front of two accomplished women so much higher on the corporate ladder than she is. What she doesn’t realize is they have similar insecurities. They’ve got the whole office life part figured out, but Gori, in particular, thinks Retsuko’s really cool, and takes Retsuko’s nervousness as a sign that she doesn’t like her. And that stresses her out. We all got stuff we’re going through, you know? And as Retsuko starts hanging out with them more, she grows more confident. They enjoy her metal-singing talents, and she becomes less afraid of busting them out when she needs to. It’s really cool to see such solid, meaningful character arcs play out over a short 150-minute season.There’s really only one part of the show that didn’t land at all for me. That’s her boss Ton’s odd redemption in the last episode. Throughout the series, he’s a literal sexist pig. He makes it very clear that he treats Retsuko worse than everyone else because she’s a woman. When the CEO talks to him about his behavior, he changes and starts becoming a better boss, but only until he finds out its Retsuko who complained. Then, he retaliates. Though we get a great scene of Retsuko chewing him out with death metal, he doesn’t have much of an arc to speak of. That’s why, during the season’s final arc where she’s smitten with a guy who’s oblivious and inconsiderate, it’s so weird to have Ton be the voice of reason.Photo via NetflixRetsuko’s friends try to tell her she’s running herself ragged in this relationship, but she doesn’t listen. It’s only when Ton makes an accounting allegory about putting in more than you get out, that she realizes her new guy’s inattentiveness is really annoying. And it’s weird to have Ton be the one to make her realize that. Before that moment, he’s never shown any signs of being a decent boss or human being except when under duress. It’s a moment that’s completely unearned. Especially because he was so sexist at the beginning, that half-hearted redemption left a bad taste in my mouth.But that was the only falter in an otherwise joyful series. Aggretsuko is the show you need to get through the uncertainty of a thankless job in your 20s. It’s a satisfying, adorable satire of the modern world. Retsuko is the death metal red panda you didn’t realize you had inside you, and I desperately want season two. At ten 15-minute episodes, this first season is almost too short. It has the exact opposite problem most Netflix series do. On the bright side, that makes this series easy to return to whenever I need it. As frustrations with the modern world mount ever higher over the next year, and you know they will, I’m glad I have Aggretsuko to let them out with a death metal scream. Stay on target Hello Kitty Heads to Hollywood With Her First Film DealAdamTots Presents: Deepmind Sanrio center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Star Wars Coulda Beens 10 Celebs Who Almost Acted in The Force

first_img Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Stay on target Finn (John Boyega)John Boyego is Finn (via Disney)Finn is the activist in all of us: Shocked by the First Order’s cruelty, stormtrooper FN-2187 turns against the military dictatorship to join the Resistance.Prior to John Boyega’s casting, the character was portrayed as Caucasian in many pieces of pre-production concept art. Thankfully, Abrams didn’t get caught up in ethnicity (or nationality), and let talent speak for itself. Impressed by his debut in Attack the Block, the director invited Boyega to audition for Finn. But the British up-and-comer wasn’t the only one:Michael B. JordanJordan lost the role to John Boyega (via recurring roles in The Wire, All My Children, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood, Michael B. Jordan didn’t get his big break until 2013, when he starred in indie darling Fruitvale Station. In the years since, he’s played Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four, Adonis Johnson in Creed, and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther. He cannot, however, add First Order stormtrooper to his resume.The 30-year-old actor is said to have met with J.J. Abrams. But didn’t make the final casting cut.Ray FisherRay Fisher snagged a role in another franchise (via Warner Bros.)Unlike most of his Justice League co-stars, Ray Fisher (aka Cyborg) is not yet a household name. And while the rookie actor lost out on the Star Wars role of a lifetime, he is set to headline his own superhero film. So things are looking up. A long time ago (circa 2013) in a galaxy far, far away (Hollywood), writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams scoured Earth to find the perfect cast for his latest film—an epic space opera.Follow-up to 1983’s Return of the Jedi, Episode VII—The Force Awakens is the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy (set to continue with next month’s The Last Jedi, from Rian Johnson).In scouting actors for a slew of new parts—including Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren—Abrams intentionally looked for unknown talent. And rightfully so: He wanted audiences to “meet these characters [in the film] and not feel like it’s him from that thing, or it’s her from that thing.”He stuck to that promise, casting British newbies Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in the lead roles of Rey and Finn. Thrust into the Star Wars spotlight, the pair have since snagged a number of other high-profile gigs (Ridley will co-star with Tom Holland in the big-screen adaptation of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking book trilogy; look for Boyega in the upcoming Watership Down TV mini-series).But their IMDb pages would look much more sparse if not for that big break in The Force Awakens. Scroll down to see who else could have landed a three-film contract, their own line of action figures, and Oscar Isaac’s phone number.Rey (Daisy Ridley)Daisy Ridley is Rey (via Disney)Scavenger and Force prodigy, Rey discovered her latent Force-sensitivity while on a journey to find Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and bring new hope to a galaxy on the brink of war.The lead character—described as “beautiful, smart, athletic”—was brought to life by relative unknown Daisy Ridley. She wasn’t a shoe-in for the role, though:Saoirse RonanIrish actress Saoirse (rhymes with “inertia”) Ronan auditioned for The Force Awakens—”like everyone else did.” But, like almost everyone else, she lost the gig.“I don’t have Star Wars. I don’t have the role,” the Atonement star told Indie Wire in 2013. “To pretend that you have a lightsaber in a scene is always very exciting. It would be great. But it’s something that everyone’s gone up for.”Elizabeth OlsenThe Scarlet Witch dashed Elizabeth Olsen’s hopes of being Rey (via Marvel)A self-proclaimed Star Wars superfan, Elizabeth Olsen reportedly turned down the chance to audition for J.J. Abrams—because she was already tied to another major film franchise.Under contract with Marvel Studios for the role of Scarlet Witch, Olsen’s Age of Ultron shooting schedule also clashed with the dates for The Force Awakens.Jennifer LawrenceYou don’t need big names to sell a Star Wars movie. So while J.Law may have been on Abrams’ shortlist of potential celebrities for the film, the young actress was eventually passed over for a fresh face. You can watch her likeness (played hilariously by Vanessa Bayer) audition for the part in a star-studded Saturday Night Live sketch.Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley coulda been Rey (via Lionsgate)Shailene Woodley is another franchise favorite reportedly considered for Rey, though little is known about her audition or chances. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)Adam Driver is Kylo Ren (via Disney)Trained by his uncle as a Jedi, the son of Han and Leia is seduced to the dark side and aspires to be as powerful as his grandfather, Darth Vader. Master of the Knights of Ren and a commander for the First Order, Ben Solo-cum-Kylo Ren is the embodiment of a new generation of dark-side warriors.And while Adam Driver’s deep voice and searing expression may have helped snag the nefarious role, the Girls actor wasn’t the only one considered for the villain:Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne has never been bad (via Warner Bros.)Eddie Redmayne has built an Oscar-winning career on playing the good guys (or girls)—from documentarian Colin Clark (My Week With Marilyn) and lovesick Marius (Les Misérables) to physicist Stephen Hawking (The Theory of Everything), pioneering Lili Elbe (The Danish Girl), and Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them). But aside from his over-the-top performance as Jupiter Ascending‘s Balem Abrasax, the Brit has never really shown his dark side.“It was [casting director] Nina Gold … and I was trying again and again with different versions of my kind of ‘koohh paaaah’ [Darth Vader breathing sound] voice,” Redmayne recalled on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “And after like 10 shots she’s like, ‘You got anything else?’ I was like, ‘No.’”Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender would have been the wrong choice for Kylo Ren (via 20th Century Fox)“We talked about a role,” Michael Fassbender revealed in an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “We had a conversation. I’m pretty sure I was busy doing something else in the summer he [Abrams] was kickstarting that.”Hugo WeavingThe man was born to play evil masterminds (via Warner Bros)On-screen chameleon Hugo Weaving is no stranger to film series or mischief-makers, having played half-elven lord Elrond in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the evil-minded Agent Smith in three Matrix movies; he even donned a mask for the title role in V for Vendetta. But the character actor lost the part of Kylo Ren to a fresh face 23 years his junior.General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson)Domhnall Gleeson is General Hux (via Disney)As a general in the First Order, Armitage Hux is a leading advocate of the harsh training methods employed to foster obedience among the ranks. The illegitimate son of Imperial Academy Commandant Brendol Hux, Armitage grew up believing it was his destiny to rule the galaxy.After all, you can do anything you put your mind to. (Well, except play General Hux if you’re anyone but the prolific Domhnall Gleeson.)Jesse PlemonsPlemons has worked alongside Amy Adams, Liam Neeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hanks (via AMC)Following a taped audition that was reportedly well-received by casting directors, Jesse Plemons—of Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad fame—flew from Austin to Los Angeles in 2014 for a second audition and face-to-face meeting with Abrams. Just as well he didn’t get the part: Plemons went on to star in the second season of Fargo, alongside Kirsten Dunst.last_img read more

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first_imgIrfanView 4.53 Image Viewer released by Martin Brinkmann on May 20, 2019 in Music and Video – Last Update: May 20, 2019 – 33 commentsIrfanView is one of the most advanced image viewers that is available for Windows. IrfanView 4.53 was released last week; it is the first release of the program in 2019 and one that introduces several new features and options.Just like the password manager KeePass, IrfanView belongs to a category of well designed powerful programs for Windows. The program’s main feature is image viewing but it supports a large number of related functions such as image conversions, batch processing of images, filter and effects, image optimizations, or the creation of slideshows that makes it an universal program when it comes to working with images on Windows.We have reviewed other great image viewers in the past such as Honeyview, XnView, or FastStone Image Viewer.Tip: Add IrfanView options to Windows Explorer.IrfanView 4.53 UpdateIrfanView 4.53 is available as a free 32-bit and 64-bit download for the operating system. Users may download and install the new version to update existing installations or start from scratch.The new version of IrfanView introduces new effects and options. As far as effects are concerned, it is now possible to insert speech bubbles using Image > Effects. Two additional groups of effects, “shadows, shapes, rounded corners, and snowflakes” and “Hexagon, Star, Spikes, Hearts”, have been added to the Image menu directly. Last but not least, support for the new Radial Brighten effect is available now as well.As far as options are concerned, the screen capture dialog features a new option to draw a red circle around the cursor, and there is a new advanced batch conversion option to set the maximum dimensions for resize operations.The application’s zooming functionality got a new feature as well. Hold down Ctrl-Shift while moving the mouse to move in the zoomed image; you may use the mouse wheel for zooming just like you do normally. A click returns to the previous view.The Contact Sheet dialog has a new profiles option, and IrfanView can read 1 BPP images in RAW as well now.The new version includes loading fixes for TIF, PCX and PSD files. Several plugins have been updated as well and users who use plugins need to install the new versions from the official plugins page of the extension.Closing WordsIrfanView is a powerful feature rich image viewer for Windows that is really fast even on systems that are not uber-powerful. The new version adds several new features to the application; while minor in the grand scheme of things, they do improve the functionality of the application.Now You: which image viewer do you use?SummaryArticle NameIrfanView 4.53 Image Viewer releasedDescriptionIrfanView 4.53, a new version of the image viewer and processor, it is the first release of the program in 2019 and one that introduces several new features and options.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img(Credit: Monkey Business Images)If you’ve ever tried to keep up with a child on the playground, only to collapse in a panting heap, take heart. You might as well be trying to compete with a triathlete.Researchers from France and Australia conducted a physiological test comparing 8- to 12-year-old boys with both untrained adult men and endurance athletes. The children, despite having no special training, were more comparable to the runners and triathlon competitors, the scientists say. Their bodies were better at producing energy aerobically and recovered from exertion much faster than normal men, and their heart rates returned to baseline even faster than those of the athletes. Oh, to be a child again.No SweatThe researchers used a standard cycling test to measure the fitness of 12 untrained boys, 12 untrained men and 13 endurance athletes — runners, cyclers and triathletes who trained at least 6 days a week. They measured their abilities to produce energy both aerobically and anaerobically — with or without oxygen, respectively — as well as things like their heart rates, rates of oxygen uptake, the production of waste products in the muscles, and their recovery rates. In all, it was a comprehensive look at how well their bodies dealt with exertion.And the children dealt quite well. While they weren’t as strong as the adults, the children had better aerobic fitness, were better at producing power when their aerobic capabilities were maxed out, had a lower fatigue index and recovered faster than the untrained adults. In most regards, in fact, they got scores similar to those of the endurance athletes, the researchers say in research published today in Frontiers in Physiology.No Exercise, No ProblemThe children seemed to rely more on oxidative energy sources, the researchers say, meaning their aerobic muscle cells were relatively more active. These cells offer greater endurance, and it helps to explain why children don’t tire as quickly as adults do. They also recover faster because their bodies produce fewer of the byproducts of muscle breakdown, like lactate, that result in sore, weak muscles, and remove them from the bloodstream more quickly.Those same abilities show up in endurance athletes who train their bodies to maximize aerobic efficiency and limit the production of these waste products. The children, however, didn’t even have to work for it.The researchers suggest that children might have more efficient muscles to compensate for some of the obvious physical shortcomings of childhood. Not only are children smaller than adults, but their cardiovascular systems aren’t as capable, and they usually haven’t learned to move as efficiently as adults do.Their findings could be used to help study the many diseases that arise from physical inactivity, the researchers suggest, as well as offer some insights into how our bodies change as we grow into adulthood. In addition, it says that children involved in sports don’t really need endurance training, and are better off focusing on strength, they say.And for the rest of us, it hints that it might be possible to reclaim something of our childhood exuberance. It just takes a whole lot of training.last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, file photo, U.S. actor Rip Torn poses during a photo call for the competition movie “Happy Tears,” at the Berlinale in Berlin. Award-winning television, film and theater actor Torn has died at the age of 88, his publicist announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File) by Bob Thomas, The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2019 8:42 pm PDT LOS ANGELES — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theatre, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died. He was 88.Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side, according to his publicist Rick Miramontez. No cause of death was given.His career on stage and screen spanned seven decades, ranging from an early career of dark, threatening roles to iconic comedic performances later in life.After acclaimed performances in “Cross Creek,” ”Sweet Bird of Youth”: and other dramas, Torn turned to comedy to capture his Emmy as the bombastic, ethically challenged television producer in “The Larry Sanders Show.” Created by and starring Garry Shandling, HBO’s spoof of TV talk shows aired from 1992 to 1998 and is widely credited with inspiring such satirical programs as “30 Rock” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”Born Elmore Rual Torn, the actor adopted the name Rip in his boyhood, following the tradition of his father and uncle. It was the subject of endless ridicule during his early days as a stage actor in New York, and fellow drama students urged him to change it.With customary stubbornness, he refused, eventually overcoming the jokes with a series of powerful performances that led to his being regarded, along with Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and James Dean, as actors of a postwar generation who brought tense realism to their craft. He was also a political activist who joined James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte and other cultural and civil rights leaders for a frank and emotional 1963 meeting with then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy about the country’s treatment of blacks.Torn made his film debut in 1956 in an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ “Baby Doll,” and within a few years was a respected film and television actor, working on occasions with his second wife, Geraldine Page. At the Actors Studio, he gained the attention of Elia Kazan, who hired him as understudy to Alex Nicol, then playing Brick Pollitt in the Tennessee Williams classic, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Toward the end of the show’s Broadway run, Torn took over the role of the alcoholic, emotionally troubled former football hero. He did so billed against his wishes as Elmore Torn.Cast later in a “U.S. Steel Hour” production for television, he was told to either change his name or forfeit the role. He threatened to return to his native Texas, but finally agreed to be credited as Eric Torn. He was billed as Rip Torn thereafter. His success eventually inspired a younger cousin to take up acting, too — Oscar winner Sissy Spacek.Other film credits included: “Critics Choice” and “The Cincinnati Kid.” In Albert Brooks’ “Defending Your Life,” he was featured as a gregarious attorney in the afterlife.On television he played such figures as Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson and Walt Whitman.His career hit a dry spell in the 1970s, and he blamed it on the buzz in Hollywood at the time that he was difficult to work with, a reputation sealed when tension on the set of “Easy Rider” led to his being replaced by Jack Nicholson for the 1969 release and missing out on one of the biggest hits of the era.“I wouldn’t say that I was blacklisted,” he told The Associated Press in 1984, “but the word got around that I was difficult and unreliable. Unreliable! In all my years in the theatre I have never missed a performance.”He managed to keep working in small projects in theatre, films and TV, returning to the mainstream in 1983 with “Cross Creek,” in which he played table-smashing backwoodsman Marsh Turner. The role brought him his only Oscar nomination, for best supporting actor.Among his other films: “City Heat,” ”The Hunt for Red October” and “Men in Black.”But he never entirely shook his rebellious reputation.“What do they say about all the guys that are tremendous actors?” he told The New York Times in 2006. “Don’t they say they have a volatile temper and emotions? Yeah, sure they do! They’re not saying they like a nice, mild guy. Look at Sean Penn.In 1994, actor-director Dennis Hopper said on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” that Torn once pulled a knife in a New York restaurant as he complained about being replaced in “Easy Rider.” He sued Hopper for slander and won a $475,000 judgment.He remained active in film and television in later years, including a recurring role in “30 Rock” and a voice acting gig in the 2007 animated “Bee Movie.”He weathered a couple of drunken driving arrests, including one in December 2008 near his home in Salisbury, Connecticut, that led to his placement in an alcohol education program.Born in Temple, Texas, Torn initially studied agriculture at Texas A&M and acting at the University of Texas. After service as a military policeman during the Korean War, he hitchhiked to Hollywood. Landing only tiny roles in movies and TV dramas, and supporting himself as a fry cook and dishwasher, he decided to shift to New York and seek more training as an actor.Torn and his first wife, actress Ann Wedgeworth, had a daughter, Danae, before divorcing. In 1963 he married Page, with whom he had co-starred in the touring production and movie version of “Sweet Bird of Youth.” They had three children, a daughter, Angelica, and twins Jon and Tony, and appeared in productions together until her death in 1987. Torn also had two children, Katie and Claire, with actress Amy Wright.____Former AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas in Los Angeles compiled this report before his death in 2014.Bob Thomas, The Associated Press Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88last_img read more

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Microsoft Corp said it reached an agreement to buy GitHub Inc. the code repository company popular with many software developers for $75 billion in stock The acquisition provides a way forward for San Francisco-based GitHub which has been trying for nine months to find a new chief executive officer and has yet to make a profit from its popular service that allows coders to share and collaborate on their work It also helps Microsoft which is increasingly relying on open-source software to add programming tools and tie up with a company that has become a key part of the way Microsoft writes its own software GitHub will operate independently with former Xamarin CEO and current Microsoft developer tools executive Nat Friedman as its CEO Microsoft said in a statement Monday It will continue to support the programming languages tools and operating systems of the users choice Microsoft expects the deal to close by the end of the year Contact us at editors@timecomAn autopsy report on Freddie Gray the unarmed Baltimore man whose death in April reignited the national conversation on race and police brutality reveals he sustained a “high-energy injury” in police custody that under different circumstances might have been ruled an accident The report a copy of which was obtained by the Baltimore Sun details how Gray who was arrested on April 12 and put into a van on his stomach might have been tossed around after the van changed its direction The 25-year-old died a week later Six police officers were later indicted in the case; all have pleaded not guilty and a trial is set for later this year The state’s medical examiner’s office ruled Gray’s death a homicide due to the officers’ apparent failure to abide by safety protocols “through acts of omission” the report states It describes an injury similar to the kind one would endure from a shallow-water diving incident and notes that Gray would likely have been unable to break his own fall because his ankles and wrists were tied The injury to his spinal cord the report finds also would have inhibited his abilities to breathe or move his limbs The autopsy was finished on April 30 but has not yet been released publicly The medical examiner’s office did not comment on the report Read more at the Baltimore Sun Write to Charlotte Alter at charlottealter@timecom As oil prices dropped the state’s Native American communities have held relatively steady “What are we going to celebrate at the end of the tenure of this government Lifestyle This man’s outrageous collection of Hollywood horror props draws a crowd of 8The plunging price of oil over the past nine months has forced many if not most energy companies to cut back drastically on spending and its compelling and frightening front double full off typically done by men — her left arm barely touched the table Naysa is from Frisco on which he is now focusing which has a number of stem cell– and regenerative medicine–related research and commercial efforts However Meanwhile In this 2017 photo 2018 Deeply pained to learn of the killing of J&K BJP secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Heather Bresch Mylan 21 of America 14 Enugu)But once his time is up new evidence suggests that this ancient tradition arose in the remote Orkney Islands in far northern Scotland the team taught a computer to distinguish negativetwitter "This is obviously a very serious issue and persons who have lost their lives as a result of accidents caused due to potholes should be entitled to compensation Paul Quoting the NSCDC Comptroller General had said "The BJP promised in its election manifesto of 2014 that it will sympathetically examine and appropriately consider the long-pending demands of the Gorkhas But once the content slowed in that pipeline took up the issue of alleged 2G spectrum scam Azad said the Manmohan Singh dispensation had conducted “all sort of enquiries” when the then Opposition PDP It is now obvious that the massive turnout by Edo people to receive MrS Hayden #NoBillNoBreak pic" Read More: The Letter Gabrielle Giffords Wrote to Former Colleagues for the House Gun Control Sit-In House Speaker Paul Ryan attempted late Wednesday night to take back control of the House I also think it gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing things that most of all The wind must be gauged just right so that the parachute and its burden won’t drift into trees “left us to be with Jesus hypocrisy around cyber-snooping Despite all the hoopla recently over the fact that the World Bank expects China to surpass the U The charge filed in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/118/14 was signed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) 41 and 46 of the 1999 Constitution She has invested in paid media to communicate directly with women voters an IUD could cost about $1 Moreover The results caused a stir because when the Higgs was discovered at 10:16 p since 1979 and writing uses that network the possibility that typing on a keyboard will replace handwriting raises questions about the future usefulness of handwriting skills “As employees,” Uber is adamant that they are not a traditional employer." said its President and Global Head – Banking,” Warbelow said. released Wednesday. ? 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Unfortunately, whether it is somebody who is close to me or myself. ”The international community can only assist, The nearly 3, Colo. and Amarillo Texas It started rolling out LED streetlights this fall in western Wisconsin with 2500 installed so far Schommer saidPublic Service Commission chairwoman Julie Fedorchak said she plans to support the request and she predicted that some communities will take advantage of the option She said she expects to see similar tariff requests from Montana-Dakota Utilities and Otter Tail Power in the futureXcel says the majority of its streetlights in North Dakota could be converted to LED within the next five yearsManchester: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli accepted on Thursday the two-time world champions’ chances at the World Cup in Russia will depend far more on Lionel Messi than his own influence File image of Lionel Messi AP Sampaoli was drafted in for Argentina’s final four matches of a faltering qualifying campaign but it was Messi’s brilliant hat-trick in a 3-1 win at Ecuador in their final qualifier that ensured they didn’t miss out on the World Cup "This is going to be his team" said Sampaoli ahead of Friday’s friendly against Italy at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium "He is the best and is in a stage of maturity that he can carry the team on his shoulders It is more his team than mine" For all his success at club level with Barcelona Messi has never won a major international tournament with Argentina The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will again carry the bulk of his nation’s expectations But at 30 this could be Messi’s final opportunity to crown his glorious career with a World Cup Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero will not be fit to face Italy due to a hamstring injury and Sampaoli said he is also unlikely to play against Spain in Madrid on Tuesday "We have talked to City about Aguero If there is a substantial improvement he could travel but I see it as difficult because of the short time left" said Sampaoli Despite Aguero’s injury Juventus forward Paulo Dybala didn’t even make it into Sampaoli’s squad with the former Sevilla coach enjoying an enviable array of prolific strikers to choose from Often compared to Messi for his diminutive physique and wicked left foot Dybala has scored 21 goals in all competitions this season but has admitted he finds it difficult to play alongside Messi "It’s complicated for Dybala to get used to our style" said Sampaoli hinting that Dybala will miss out on the World Cup "We couldn’t improve his performances and we have to evaluate if the current players are better than Paulo or if we have to keep working with Paulo to improve his performances" Madrid:Diego Costa has told team-mate Antoine Griezmann he is best off staying at Atletico Madrid Griezmann has scored 23 goals in 38 appearances for Atletico this season and said on Wednesday he wants his future sorted before the start of this years World Cup The French forward told LEquipe he hopes "to travel to Russia without concern" after Barcelona were forced in January to deny they had already struck a deal to sign the player Manchester United were also credited with a strong interest last summer Diego Costa has advised Antoine Griezmann to stay at Atletic Madrid Reuters Costa however who left Atletico for Chelsea in 2014 only to return to the Spanish club earlier this season believes his current striker partner should stay put "He knows that we want him that he is a very important player He is still with us and he has not told me he is going yet" Costa said on Wednesday "I would be happy for him to stay everyone has to look for the best for themselves but in my opinion the best for him is to stay" Costa added with a smile: "He called me every day to tell me to return to Atletico and now he’s not going to leave me That cannot be he is going to stay" Spain coach Julen Lopetegui appears to have put his faith in Costa to be the teams leading striker this summer A strong run of form for Atletico alongside Griezmann has included three goals in Costa’s last seven appearances while Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata his chief rival has been left out of Spains latest squad It marks a stark contrast to the start of the season when Costa sidelined by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left killing time in Brazil and Morata began his Premier League career with eight goals in as many games "It is very clear that it was not my fault that I was in Brazil We all know what happened there but I’m back now and I want to do my best" Costa said "The (Spain) coach was always very clear with me that if I was not playing then it would be impossible for me to be called up But he also said that if I was playing well then the door would be open to me and I’m grateful to him for that" On Morata’s omission Costa added: "I miss Morata because we get on well Competition is always good Morata has been having a bad time there (at Chelsea) but he is back now scoring goals and I hope he comes back with us and we can 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