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          Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oscar-winning production and distribution company is getting into the movie theater business.Representatives from the Cohen Media Group say Tuesday the company has purchased Landmark Theatres, the nation's...
          Cashiers movie dog to give 'paw-o-graphs' at plateau showing      Cache   Translate Page      
  • Cashiers' Keeper appears in the lower left of this "Instant Family" movie poster.
    Cashiers' Keeper appears in the lower left of this "Instant Family" movie poster.

By Don Richeson / Staff

CASHIERS-HIGHLANDS PLATEAU -- Cashiers resident Elizabeth Fletcher’s movie star Bernese mountain dog, Keeper, is scheduled to make two plateau appearances this Saturday, Dec. 8. Keeper plays “Meatball” in a new Paramount Pictures’ major motion picture, “Instant Family,” which opened last month. In the movie, Meatball is the dog of childless couple “Pete and Ellie” (played by Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne), who stumble into the world of foster care adoption.

Keeper is scheduled to join two dozen other Bernese mountain dogs and their owners in the noon Saturday Cashiers Christmas Parade. “Berners,” as they are nicknamed, were bred to pull carts on farms in Switzerland and many will be pulling holiday-decorated small carts in the parade, including Keeper.

After the parade, Keeper and his owner, Elizabeth Fletcher, will attend a special 4 p.m. showing of “Instant Family” at the Highlands Playhouse at 362 Oak St. in Highlands. Prior to the showing, Fletcher will host a Q & A with Keeper at the playhouse and folks can find out what it was like being a part of a major Hollywood production.

“I’m overwhelmed the (Highlands) theater would do this,” Fletcher said. “This is my home, so it makes me feel really special to have the community behind us. I’m really honored.”

After the showing, Keeper, who is expected to wear the red bow tie Fletcher purchased for the movie’s red carpet showing in Los Angeles, will be available for souvenir photos and “paw-o-graphs.” Although last month’s LA red carpet showing was canceled due to the massive fires in California at the time, Keeper did wear the bow tie during a special LA screening for foster children and children evacuated from the fires.

“This (Dec. 8) event is a fundraiser benefitting the Highlands Playhouse, so show your support for cinema on the plateau and take part in this special afternoon,” Playhouse Managing Director Lance Matzke said in an email. Tickets are $10 and donations will be accepted.

For information, visit https://www.highlandsplayhouse.org.

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          Steelers Fan Chokes Pregnant Chargers Fan During Scuffle - Deadspin      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Steelers Fan Chokes Pregnant Chargers Fan During Scuffle  Deadspin
  2. NFL Power Rankings: Is it finally time to trust the Los Angeles Chargers?  Yahoo Sports
  3. Video: Steelers Fan Chokes Pregnant Chargers Fan During Game  CBS Pittsburgh
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers could rely on combination of backup running backs  Still Curtain
  5. Steelers promote Trey Edmunds, place Justin Hunter on IR  NBC Sports
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          Comment on Talking to Rich DeMuro from Los Angeles’ KTLA 5 Morning News about the Amazon Fire TV Recast by AR      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Kralji lahko vsaj začasno zapustijo dno lestvice zahoda      Cache   Translate Page      
V noči na sredo bo v ligi NHL na sporedu kopica tekem. Na delu bo tudi najbolj skromno moštvo lige, Los Angeles Kings kapetana Anžeta Kopitarja, ki bodo na domačem ledu pričakali Arizona Coyotes. Kojoti bodo v Staples Centru lovili četrto zaporedno zmago, Kralji pa bodo poskušali zmagati drugič zapored. S točko bi po dolgem času zapustili dno lestvice zahodne konference. 
          L.A. County supervisors to spend $4.5 million studying 'new realities' in fire service      Cache   Translate Page      

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $4.5-million plan Tuesday to reduce the strain on the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which responds to devastating incidents such as the Woolsey fire but also provides 24-hour emergency services across 2,300 square miles.

The supervisors’ plan...


          L.A. plans to make plastic straws available only on request      Cache   Translate Page      

The city of Los Angeles took a step Tuesday toward limiting the availability of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, joining the state and a slew of smaller cities that have approved similar restrictions.

The measure, which was approved by the City Council 12-0, asks for an ordinance to be...


          Landmark Theatres sells to production company of billionaire real estate developer      Cache   Translate Page      

Billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner have found a buyer for Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest owner of arthouse cinemas.

The Los Angeles-based company has been sold to Cohen Media Group, the film production and distribution company of New York real estate billionaire Charles S....


          New King Nikita Scherbak is 'enjoying every second' of being in L.A.      Cache   Translate Page      

Nikita Scherbak was starry-eyed on several levels when he arrived in Los Angeles to join the Kings.

Scherbak, from Russia, remembers being awestruck visiting the area as a 10-year-old with his youth hockey team.

“For me, back then, going to Disneyland, I was like, ‘Oh, my God. This is a dream....


          New charges filed in Mother's Day shooting that left two teens dead in South L.A.      Cache   Translate Page      

Prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against two additional suspects — including the alleged gunman — in a shooting that left two 15-year-old boys dead and two other teens wounded on Mother’s Day in South Los Angeles.

Nancy Joanna De La Rocha, 27, and Edwin Federico Loza, 19, were each charged...


          GreenSlate      Cache   Translate Page      

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ปรากฎการณ์ที่สะกดทุกประสาทสัมผัสเกิดขึ้นแล้วที่ Los Angeles: ปอร์เช่ 911 (Por-sche 911) ยนตรกรรมสปอร์ตระดับตำนาน เดินทางผ่านกาลเวลาจนมาถึงเจเนอเรชั่นที่ 8 ค่ำคืนแห่ง การเฉลิมฉลองความยิ่ง ใหญ่ของการเปิดตัวครั้งแรกในโลกสำหรับ 911 รุ่นล่าสุด (The new 911) จัดขึ้นท่ามกลางบรรยากาศสุดอลังการของ
          Police Chase, Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect      Cache   Translate Page      
Police arrested a possible armed robbery suspect Tuesday following a chase that began in the downtown Los Angeles area.
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Two Friends, the dance music DJ-producer duo, recently announced their upcoming “With My Homies” tour. The tour dates will take Two Friends across North America, including stops in cities such as Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta, among various others. The “With My Homies” tour will kick-off on Jan. 1...
          Jeff Tweedy announces 'Warm' tour 2019       Cache   Translate Page      
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Jeff Tweedy is set to hit the road again! Mr. Tweedy has announced a 2019 tour via Twitter in support of his upcoming album WARM, set to be released Friday, Nov. 30. The tour will kick off with four sold-out nights at the Largo at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, CA beginning Jan.3. It will...
          Jacquees announces tour 2019 North American dates       Cache   Translate Page      
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Rising R&B singer-songwriter Jacquees has announced a headlining  North American tour for 2019. The tour will kick off at the top of next year, Jan. 11 at The Complex in Salt Lake City. It will continue to make its way across the U.S. including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Philadelphia...
          Los Angeles Gladiators signs Ripa ahead of 2019 Overwatch League season      Cache   Translate Page      
The Los Angeles Gladiators have announced the third addition to its support line with the signing of Riku “Ripa” Toivanen. Ripa will step into his first year of the Overwatch League after having played for Team Giganatti in the Overwatch Contenders. He will join the Los Angeles Gladiators as the...
          Jonny Kosmo debuts “Parrots of Highland Park”      Cache   Translate Page      
Los Angeles artist, Johnny Kosmo has released his new single “Parrots of Highland Park.” The track is a taste off his debut self-titled release,...
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          New Terminal 1 At Los Angeles Airport Improves Experience For Travelers       Cache   Translate Page      
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          Dijon Cooper and Nye Lee Listed as Persons of Interest in Alleged Robbery Spree      Cache   Translate Page      

Dijon Cooper and Nye Lee Listed as Persons of Interest in Robbery Spree Police are searching for two men suspected in a series of 13 alleged armed robberies that occurred in November in Los Angeles and Culver City, officials said. ID #18-541 and ID #18-542 Dijon Cooper, 21, and Nye Lee, 31, pictured in photos […]

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          Audi E-Tron GT Concept: Der Tesla aus Ingolstadt      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Elektro-(Studien-)Offensive der deutschen Autohersteller hält an: Audi zeigt an der Los Angeles Auto Show das E-Tron GT Concept. 2020 soll das viertürige Coupé vorfahren.
          JConnelly Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Division Helmed by Sustainability Expert Thomas M. Kostigen      Cache   Translate Page      

JConnelly, a leading integrated communications and marketing firm, is expanding its services and specialties, adding a corporate social responsibility (CSR) division headed by globally recognized sustainability expert and New York Times bestselling author Thomas M. Kostigen.

The new division will build on JConnelly’s legacy of strategic storytelling to help companies provide greater context and transparency around their environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs. Through multimedia content and personalization of numbers-heavy reports, JConnelly will help a variety of organizations maximize the value of their CSR efforts and connect with audiences who are increasingly concerned about the societal impact of the businesses they support.

“Sustainable brands, impact investing organizations, and forward-thinking technology and energy companies know financial and social returns go hand-in-hand. But simply reporting on the numbers is not enough. Many people want to feel the impact of CSR efforts and understand how they relate to an organization’s broader mission,” said Kostigen, a former Bloomberg news editor and columnist for Discover, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

“This partnership with JConnelly is an opportunity to draw on my years of experience as a researcher and writer and help businesses shape their entire CSR program, as well as the way they connect and communicate with prospects and customers,” he said.

Mr. Kostigen will lead the practice from Los Angeles, adding to JConnelly’s national reach. The agency is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago and Parsippany, N.J., as well as a presence in Washington, D.C.

Socially impactful communications have exploded in recent years, with 85% of the companies in the S&P 500 now issuing sustainability reports. While the rise has been driven by demand for more transparency, organizations are now tasked with making their content more compelling and engaging as more information becomes available to a broad audience of investors, consumers, suppliers, retailers and distributors.

“CSR efforts are not just an afterthought or nice-to-have for leading brands. They are critical to understanding an organization’s purpose and strategy, which have always been core to our communications programs,” JConnelly founder and CEO Jennifer Connelly said. “Launching a new division to communicate how organizations ‘do well by doing good’ will magnify and extend our campaigns, amplifying opportunities and achieving superior, targeted results for our clients.”

The new division will work with corporations, institutions and NGOs, with a particular focus on those in the financial services and general consumer space. JConnelly has worked with a broad range of CSR clients in its 15-year history, including firms that offer a socially responsible fund or opportunity, faith-based financial services firms and businesses with a strong focus on philanthropy.

Mr. Kostigen’s books include, “The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time” (Crown); “You Are Here: Exposing the Vital Links Between What We Do and What That Does to the Planet” (HarperOne), “The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Saving Guide to Everything in Your Life” (Rodale), two National Geographic climate guides, and the forthcoming “FrankenPlanet: How Controlling Nature and Geoengineering the Future Can Save the World” (TarcherPerigee).

For more information about JConnelly, please contact Chris Cherry at 973-850-7329 or ccherry@jconnelly.com

 

About JConnelly

JConnelly is a communications and marketing firm working with brands to help them expand awareness, connect and engage with clients and stakeholders, influence change, amplify online presence, and build community.  JConnelly navigates the complex world of communications to effectively design and execute campaigns that are mission driven and deliver business-critical results. For more information, visit www.jconnelly.com.    

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          Bill Kaulitz: Ein Star ohne Star-Allüren      Cache   Translate Page      

Bill Kaulitz ist ein anständiger und sehr höflicher Mensch.
Das hat Prinz Alexander von Anhalt nun aufgedeckt, der den Tokio Hotel-Sänger in einem Restaurant beobachtete. In Kalifornien leben so einige deutsche Prominente, darunter auch der Musiker, der vor etwa acht Jahren mit seinem Zwillingsbruder Tom Kaulitz wegen des extremen Ruhms aus Deutschland flüchtete. Auch in Amerika gibt es Paparazzi und Presse, allerdings hält sich die Bekanntheit der Zwillinge dort soweit in Grenzen, dass sie sich meist unerkannt bewegen können. Das dachte Bill sich wohl auch, als er gestern Abend (3. Dezember) in dem schicken Restaurant Avra mit Freunden zu Abend aß und er wäre auch fast unerkannt geblieben - wäre das nicht der Prinz von Anhalt gewesen.

Dieser erkannte den anderen Promi natürlich sofort und postete ein Bild des Sängers auf seinem Instagram-Account. Stören wird sich Bill daran aber wahrscheinlich nicht, denn der Tischnachbar schrieb ausnahmslos Nettes über ihn. "Bill Kaulitz sehr nett zum Personal, keine Star-Allüren. Der Mann hat Anstand im Restaurant Avra in Beverly Hills. Genau deshalb flüchten deutsche Stars nach Los Angeles, dort erkennt keiner die deutschen Celebrities. Hier können deutsche Stars unerkannt und ohne Paparazzi in Ruhe leben. Es sei denn, der Prinz ist da", schreibt Alexander und setzt noch ein lachendes Emoticon dazu, bevor er nach höflicher, deutscher Art sagt: "Wenn ich fertig bin mit Essen, gehe ich gleich mal rüber. Deutsche müssen sich ja Guten Tag sagen."

Der Beitrag Bill Kaulitz: Ein Star ohne Star-Allüren erschien zuerst auf Viply.


          Durian Terpajang dalam Museum Makanan Menjijikan di Swedia dan LA      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Durian, buah dengan bau khas ini dicintai banyak orang, meski tak sedikit yang membencinya. Walau daging buahnya lezat, aroma menyengat buah berduri tajam ini membuat sejumlah tempat umum, seperti hotel, transportasi, dan pusat perbelanjaan melarang orang membawa masuk ke dalam. 

Latar belakang itulah yang mendorong Disgusting Food Museum di Swedia memajang durian sebagai salah satu makanan paling menjijikan di dunia. Pameran itu diselenggarakan sejak 31 Oktober 2018 hingga 27 Januari 2019 di Kota Malmo, Swedia.

Dilansir dari disgustingfoodmuseum.com, Selasa (4/12/18), ide museum unik itu datang dari seorang kurator bernama Samuel West. Disgusting Food Museum dibuat dengan tujuan untuk menantang gagasan tentang rasa dan membantu para pengunjung berpikir mengapa sebuah makanan bisa sangat tidak disukai untuk orang atau kelompok tertentu, namun bisa disukai orang lain.

"Tujuannya adalah untuk membuat orang mengerti bahwa tidak ada ukuran yang objektif untuk jijik," kata West. 

Dalam pameran ini, terdapat 80 jenis makanan yang dianggap paling menjijikan di dunia. Selain durian, makanan Asia lainnya yang dipamerkan di museum ini ada telur bitan, torpedo sapi, balut, dan tahu dengan bau menyengat. Pengunjung diajak untuk berkeliling, mencium aroma, dan mencicipi beberapa makanan itu.

Selain Asia, makanan dari Eropa pun turut dipajang. Salah satunya ialah daging hiu yang telah difermentasikan. Sementara, untuk menu Amerika Latin Anda bisa mencoba marmut Peru dan masih banyak menu lainnya yang tak kalah menjijikkan.

Mengutip dari CNN Travel, bersamaan dengan berjalannya pameran di Swedia, Disgusting Food Museum akan melakukan tur dalam tiga bulan di Pusat Arsitektur dan Desain Museum di Los Angeles pada 9 Desember hingga 17 Februari 2019. Harga tiket masuk mulai 15 dolar AS. (Mariany)

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          SHERBINSKIS Launches Premium Vaporizer, Expands Core Strains, Debuts New Genetics and Apparel      Cache   Translate Page      

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SHERBINSKIS, the fastest growing premium flower, vaporizer, and lifestyle cannabis brand in North America, founded by master cultivator Mr. Sherbinski, announced today the launch of its 510 Cartridge Vaporizer Pen, expanded Core Strain catalog and ...


          Florida Man Claims Sheriff Held Him for ICE for More Than Two Weeks Despite Proof of U.S. Citizenship      Cache   Translate Page      

A Florida man born in Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit alleging Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained him for weeks and prepared for his deportation to Jamaica, despite numerous documented complaints that he was a U.S. citizen and had only been to the island nation once on a one-day stop on a cruise years ago.

Peter Sean Brown, who filed the lawsuit Monday, had turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in April for a probation violation after testing positive for marijuana. But rather than being released a few days later or given a court date, according to the lawsuit, he was handed over to ICE and mocked by agents who refused to listen to his protestations. When he was finally released 22 days later, he had lost his job at his job at a Key West, Florida, restaurant.

According to the Washington Post, Monroe County is one of a dozen Florida counties that entered an agreement with ICE in which ICE promised to compensate sheriffs financially for holding “criminal aliens” already in their custody for ICE to pick them up. The ACLU, which with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Los Angeles-based law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has filed the suit for Brown, has contended that the agreement violates basic policing principles that will sweep up citizens like Brown and expose them to unjust and lengthy detentions.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, accuses Richard Ramsey, the sheriff of Monroe County, of unlawfully arresting and detaining a U.S. citizen.

According to Brown’s lawsuit, when he was booked in the county jail, his fingerprints were sent off to the FBI to verify his criminal records. Those fingerprints reached ICE, which sent the sheriff a detainer request asking his office to hold Brown. Officers told a confused Brown that he was going to be deported to Jamaica—a country where he knew no one—and he protested that he was a U.S. citizen and offered to provide a birth certificate as proof. He had his friend call the jail to tell them they were holding the wrong person, but the jail told the friend to relay the information to ICE, and the officers told Brown they would hold him on retainer regardless of whether he produced a birth certificate. According to the lawsuit, the inmate file maintained by the sheriff would have confirmed that Brown was born in the U.S.

Brown continued to plead with officers to look into his citizenship, but the officers mocked him, according to the lawsuit. He filed a series of written complaints, but a lieutenant told him, “it is not up to us to determine the validity of the ICE hold,” the complaint alleges. When he eventually went to court, the judge ordered the end of his detention for the probation violation, but the sheriff’s office arrested him again and returned him to the jail for the ICE request, according to the complaint.

More than three weeks after he was booked, Brown was transferred to ICE custody and taken to the Krome immigrant detention center in Miami. There, he told the agents he was a citizen, and they agreed to look at his birth certificate. His roommate emailed the document, and ICE finally released him, only after confiscating all the documents they had given him to do with his impending deportation, according to the lawsuit.

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported the case of a U.S. citizen who was held for more than a year in an ICE facility. The paper’s investigation found that ICE had released more than 1,400 people from custody since 2012 after investigating their citizenship claims.


          They Called Her “the Che Guevara of Abortion Reformers”      Cache   Translate Page      

There was nothing remarkable about the small woman carrying a box of leaflets—certainly nothing to justify the clutch of reporters waiting for her across from San Francisco’s Federal Building on a July morning in 1966. Still, there they were. She arrived at exactly 9 a.m., greeted them, and began distributing fliers to anyone who passed. There were two of them: One was a yellow slip of paper titled “Classes in Abortion,” listing topics like female anatomy, foreign abortion specialists, and police questioning. The other—which she gave only to the assembled journalists and the five women who signed up for her class that Wednesday evening—described two techniques for DIY abortions. “I am attempting to show women an alternative to knitting needles, coat hangers, and household cleaning agents,” she told the reporters, adding that she had notified San Francisco police of her whereabouts and plans.

The woman was Patricia Maginnis, a laboratory technician and founder of the Society for Humane Abortion, an organization that she ran out of the front room of her small apartment in San Francisco. She’d started the SHA in 1962 (back then, it was called the Citizens Committee for Humane Abortion Laws). Arguably the first organization of its kind in America, its mandate was radical: The SHA sought to repeal abortion laws, endorse elective abortions, and offer women any resources it could in the meantime. These resources would come to include “the List,” an up-to-date directory of safe abortion specialists outside the country, classes on DIY abortions, and symposia where sympathetic doctors could confer with each other about the safest and best abortion techniques. SHA would eventually formalize its legal strategy with a branch called the Association to Repeal Abortion Laws (ARAL, which would form the basis for NARAL), specifically devoted to challenging legislation.

But on this particular day, and on this particular mission, Maginnis claimed she was acting alone, outside of her organization. The leaflets were her way of knowingly violating both a city ordinance and Section 601 of the California Business and Professions Code, which declared it unlawful to distribute information about abortion. She was also flouting Penal Code 276, which made it a crime to “solicit[] any woman to submit to any operation, or to the use of any means whatever, to procure a miscarriage.” The violation was the point: Maginnis had politely informed the police of her every move in advance. The aim was to goad the legal apparatus into an ugly confrontation that it preferred to keep as merely a threat; she wanted to make the system own the consequences of its laws. “I could get arrested for soliciting women to undergo a felony,” Maginnis told the alt-weekly Berkeley Barb, “but I feel it is necessary at this point to have a test case.” To get a law thrown out, you first need to go to court. And to get to court, you must be arrested.

She’d launched her leaflet campaign about six weeks earlier, and the police had so far refused to respond to her provocation (some cops would later tell Maginnis that they knew she wanted to be arrested—implying this was why they’d refrained). Still, things were going smoothly enough this morning; a man named Steve Hooper, writing for the Barb, described the women to whom Maginnis gave leaflets as ranging from neutral to receptive. Some wished her luck. (As for the men, they “seemed indifferent except for one old suit who said he wanted a leaflet for his secretary,” Hooper wrote.)

Then it happened. While the reporters watched, a documentarian named Gary Bentley interviewed Maginnis for 10 minutes with a camera crew. Content with his footage, he asked his cameraman to film as he walked up to Maginnis. Here’s Hooper describing what happened next:

With microphone in hand and cameraman turned on, he said, “I’m placing you under citizen’s arrest for violating Section 188 of the Municipal Police Code. What do you think of that?”

“Excuse me, please,” Pat Maginnis said, and she hurried after one more woman to give her a leaflet.

When the police arrived in response to Bentley’s citizen’s arrest, they did so unwillingly. They tried to argue that they weren’t the ones arresting her even as they helped Maginnis into a cop car. It didn’t matter. Maginnis’ “test case” paid off. San Francisco’s Section 188 would be declared unconstitutional, and the case against her would be thrown out in court. It was the first of her many legal victories.

A social history of American abortion shows two things: 1) that it’s always been around, and 2) that anti-choice efforts tend to intensify in response to women’s perceived “liberation.” This was certainly true when Pat Maginnis came of age. Women had joined the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World War II, and the 1950s were engaged in the genie-rebottling project of fetishizing traditional gender roles. One result, as Leslie Reagan points out in When Abortion Was a Crime, was a sharp increase in the (medicalized) oversight of women’s choices. A system in which abortions were decided between the patient and her doctor or midwife would eventually give way to hospital committees, which debated on a case-by-case basis whether women deserved “therapeutic” abortions. The discussions were humiliating and sometimes even coercive, particularly when they concerned lower-income women and women of color: It wasn’t uncommon for committees to approve the requested abortion if the woman agreed to be sterilized. As medical bureaucracies solidified, hospitals started reporting abortions (and attempted abortions) to police.

That this compromised women’s privacy and subjected their health care to literal policing barely registered in these discussions, which tended overwhelmingly to prioritize the physicians’ perspective rather than women’s needs. Doctors worried about the semilegal status of “therapeutic” abortions, but they also didn’t like committees telling them what to do with their patients. In either case, the debate revolved around doctors’ preferences and anxieties. There were plenty of organizations trying to reform abortion laws, ranging from Planned Parenthood—which in 1955 held an “abortion conference” to address possible reform efforts—to the California Committee to Legalize Abortion. Some abortion activists also chose to work within the existing framework: steering patients toward favorable hospital committees or training women on what to say to get “therapeutic” abortions, whether by emphasizing excessive vomiting or offering up stories that would earn them permission on psychiatric grounds.

Maginnis aimed for more than reform. She wanted a total system overhaul. As a figure in feminist history, Maginnis, now 90 years old, may not loom as large as a Margaret Sanger or a Betty Friedan. But while she’s finally getting some belated recognition, she was never particularly interested in taking credit for her work. Nor was she much invested in making herself or her positions respectable or palatable to mainstream culture. This may have made her an awkward figure for a movement that was then treading delicate territory. And yet, a decade before Roe, with her ungainly activism, her proclivity for wearing clothes she’d found on the street, and her righteous, unquenchable rage, Maginnis helped to fundamentally reshape the abortion debate into the terms we’re still using today. She was the first to take a passionate, public stance arguing that the medical stranglehold over women’s reproductive lives was corrosive. And the Society for Humane Abortion was arguably the very first American organization to advocate a pro-choice position that centered the woman, instead of the legal dilemmas of the physician—specifically, her right to privacy and choice. Rejecting the finicky gatekeeping protocols, the committees and evaluations and red tape, Maginnis proposed that the only question anyone should ask prior to approving an abortion was a simple one: whether the woman wanted it.

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Pat Maginnis grew up with six siblings in Okarche, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression. Her father, a veterinarian, barely scraped by. Her family’s troubles were compounded by Catholic strictures: Her mother had converted in order to marry her father and—because birth control was not an option—consequently continued having children long after the doctors advised against it. “She had constant ‘female trouble,’ ” Maginnis says, recalling her mother’s unhappiness and pain. “I don’t know what that meant, but she had constant problems.” Her father, the illegitimate son of an opera singer, was differently scarred by the vagaries of unplanned pregnancy. “My grandma was on her way to be a star,” Maginnis says, “but she got pregnant. And apparently pregnancy was just a killer of dreams.” Her father never got over the humiliating circumstances of his birth. “He was a good soul, but forever tortured because he had been conceived out of wedlock.”

It’s hard to separate Maginnis’ refusal to become a parent herself from the misery that this litany of reproductive events inflicted on her family. Maginnis says that her father was so abusive that her older brother confessed to her that growing up he’d feared for his life more than once. Her family was not, in consequence (and despite its size and religious piety), particularly close. Some years after she started the SHA, her mother sent her a letter: “Dear Patricia,” Maginnis reads now, affecting a formal, slightly prissy voice, “I was thinking you must be about 40 years old. I do think you could do something besides teaching these girls to commit murder. P.S. If you come this way, do look us up. Love, Mother.”

It was a sufficiently chilly relationship—and Maginnis was so eager to get away—that she describes her banishment to a boarding school as a relief and remembers her mother’s trip to visit her in California with some acidity. “I never talked to her about my sex life,” Maginnis says. I’d asked whether she ever discussed abortion with her mother; that her answer took this form surprised me slightly. I wouldn’t necessarily have used the phrase “sex life” (which, to me, connotes pleasure) to include abortions. But Maginnis would; in fact, that was sort of her point. Any campaign for elective abortion is, of course, at least in part aimed at granting that women, too, might find joy and delight in sex (rather than just pain, danger, and obligation). As a guilt-ridden ex-Catholic myself, I was both baffled and impressed by Maginnis’ immunity to the shame that ailed her family: How does a soft-spoken, scrupulously polite Oklahoma girl who attended Catholic schools with strict Catholic parents shed her sexual guilt to become not just sexually adventurous, but a pioneer in activist lawbreaking?

When Maginnis was growing up, the family’s house looked out on a highway where convoys of young soldiers would pass during World War II. The Maginnis girls didn’t date, but, Pat says, “I was bursting with hormones.” She gasps at the memory of a convoy of young men passing her house: “Oh, I was just—I ran in the house, and I grabbed a pink satin bedspread. … In about five minutes, I made a halter.” Her parents came home to find their 14-year-old busily waving at trucks filled with men in her pink halter. When she saw her parents, she ran back inside and changed back into her gray togs, but it was no good: She was sent to a convent school. “I was naughty,” she says. But as with all these sorts of stories, the prudery only half-strangled her desire.

Instead of going straight to college like her sisters, she went to work in a lab at the Bureau of Mines in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and funded her own sea voyage to the Netherlands to meet a longtime pen pal and notional fiancé. They did not marry in the end. (“I knew that the intimacy required and the responsibilities and the thought of children I couldn’t face,” she says. “I decided that marriage was not for me.”) Then, partly because a friend told her the uniforms were cute, she joined the Women’s Army Corps. She was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina until she was spotted walking with a black soldier: “The captain called me in and scolded me. She said, ‘You’re setting a bad example for young white women who might join the military.’ ” She was shipped off to Panama as punishment.

During those two years in Central America, she experienced a different kind of discrimination. She’d trained as a surgical technician, but instead of being allowed to work in surgery as she’d hoped, she was assigned to the pediatrics and obstetrics wards—the realm of women. There, she was exposed to women suffering from botched abortions, women being forced to give birth, infants with terrible abnormalities. What she didn’t get in surgical experience, she got in perspective. “A general overview of the status of women,” as she puts it to me. “And I wasn’t at all happy with it.” Then she went to college at San Jose State—and got pregnant. She’d been fitted for a diaphragm. Used foam. None of it worked.

Maginnis is amiable and funny. She has a gift for impressions and chuckles ruefully at things I find sad or hard to hear. But when I ask her about her decision to terminate, she speaks with real anger—present-tense anger she still feels, decades later. “I was not in the family-ing business, and a child coming from me was not going to happen,” she tells me. “I simply thought my parents were ruthlessly forced into parenthood, and they … took it. They accepted it,” she says. “My mother would tell you she enjoyed having children. I didn’t go through childhood with that impression.”

She got her first abortion in Mexico and swore to herself that she would never again leave her own country to get medical care. She spent the next decade producing a list of legitimate abortion providers outside the country while also working quietly with those within it. Despite her best efforts, she would get pregnant twice more. But she would continue to have a sex life. And the horror of having to wrestle down her own fertility forged her into the formidable antagonist to the law that she became.

* * *

It helped, perhaps, that Maginnis was no longer young by the mid-1960s. She came of age long before the sexual revolution, which meant she had a particular experience of—and a particular fury about—what women had been routinely expected to tolerate. It’s hard for statistics to express just how urgent the abortion conversation was in the 1960s, or how difficult it was to even have the conversation, given the laws. In 1961, Los Angeles County Hospital admitted over 3,500 patients treated for illegal abortions. As of 1967, almost 80 percent of the women who died as a consequence of botched abortions were nonwhite.

From Dorothy Fadiman’s documentary “Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance”

Maginnis can’t pinpoint a single moment that turned her into an activist. She admits to once feeling great sympathy for a celebrity who was pilloried for needing an abortion, but it’s clear that there was no single precipitating incident. Her work, rather, was inspired by a slow and building rage. “What I saw was law, medicine, and religion were largely at fault for our problems,” she says.

When Maginnis launched her leaflet campaign, she chose a location that would maximize her ability to confront a medical community she saw as at best patronizing to women and at worst exploitative and controlling. The state Board of Medical Examiners had gathered at the University of San Francisco to discuss the implementation of hospital committees that would determine whether women could receive abortions. As the mostly male board debated the circumstances under which women could be forced to give birth, Maginnis was outside handing out information on how to abort without the help of the doctors within. She was shocked at how unseriously the board took their mandate. She told the Berkeley Barb that when she’d handed some board members a leaflet titled “Are you Pregnant?” with abortion information on it, they “twittered like a bunch of schoolgirls.”

This, she felt, was the collective effect of the laws and ordinances that made even talking about abortion illegal: The entire concept had become untouchable, a boogeyman. “The word abortion was taboo,” she says. “And I thought: That’s crazy. People won’t talk about abortion! They’re afraid to. I’m going to talk about abortion! ABORTION!” she yelled. “Women weren’t talking about it. They were afraid to talk about it.”

Maginnis wasn’t. She relied on logistical help from two women, Lana Phelan and Rowena Gurner, who joined her to form the Society for Humane Abortion’s central trio, which came to be known as the “Army of Three.” Maginnis was the fire, Gurner the strategist and organizational genius, and Phelan the organization’s eloquent mouthpiece. Gurner, like Maginnis, also worked full time, professionalizing the organization in her spare hours. She spent many nights sleeping on SHA’s floor. Gurner “had polish,” Maginnis tells me, her eyes lighting up. “She gave me $20 once. Now, Patricia!” she says, mimicking her. “You go buy a new dress for this occasion, and don’t bring something that you found on the street or in the thrift store!

Gurner’s gift for strategy and Maginnis’ grit turned the leafleting plan into an all-out, accelerating assault on laws they saw as punitive or unjust—using themselves as bait. “I plan to leaflet for abortion until they get sick of me and arrest me or repeal the law,” Maginnis had announced to the Berkeley Barb when she launched her campaign on June 16, 1966. Her initial plan had been to distribute a thousand leaflets. A week later, when she hadn’t been arrested, she escalated. “My minimum goal is to distribute 50,000 leaflets by July 25, telling women where they can get abortions,” she announced through the press. When she finally was arrested (in late July, thanks to that “citizen’s arrest” by Gary Bentley), she caused the city ordinance under which she was arrested to be ruled unconstitutional. She had no intention of stopping there. “I was arrested under a local ordinance,” she told the Barb in 1966. “Now it’s the state laws that need changing.”

When the San Mateo County district attorney announced that if Maginnis and Gurner showed up, he intended to enforce California’s state law forbidding the dissemination of written matter on abortions, the pair immediately arranged a class in San Mateo that covered abortion laws and DIY abortions. As Gurner put it to the Barb: “We just want to get this law on trial. … We obviously and willingly broke the law. And we did it so that no DA could weasel out because of ‘insufficient evidence.’ ” It worked. They were arrested on Feb. 20, 1967, and faced (according to the Barb) a sentence of five to seven years in state prison if found guilty. While their hearing was in progress—in a courthouse in Redwood City—an unrepentant Gurner and Maginnis advertised that they were still looking for a place in Berkeley they could rent on Thursday nights to hold more abortion classes. (The room needed to hold 50 people, and they were willing to pay $10 a night.)

It took six years from their 1967 arrests for Maginnis and Gurner’s efforts to pay off. Initially, both women were convicted of violating Section 601 of the California Business and Professions Code—the state statute that made it unlawful to advertise abortion. But in 1973, the state Court of Appeals overturned their convictions, ruling that Section 601 was overly broad—for one thing, it “does not distinguish between abortions which are permitted and those which are not”—and thus unconstitutional.

The Army of Three hadn’t been trying to get arrested merely as a matter of strategy: They had real information to distribute, information that was hardest to obtain for women who weren’t rich. Maginnis was incensed by a medical consensus that effectively discriminated against the poor. “The medical profession’s committee idea of legalized abortion is very discriminatory,” she told the Barb. “It will help those with lots of money or contacts, not the majority of women.” Lower-income women suffered—like the third member of the Army of Three, Phelan, who struggled to collect the $50 she needed for an illegal abortion. Women in search of abortions were also easy to exploit. According to Maginnis, some parties whose phone numbers and addresses were being circulated (or sold) as abortion providers weren’t actually doctors. This discovery, and the accompanying stories of botched abortions and sexually exploitative abortionists, spurred her to create “the List.” Essentially a Yelp for abortion seekers, the List offered a continuously updated and reliable list of qualified abortion providers in Japan, Sweden, and Mexico. The Jane Collective in Chicago would follow suit a few years later, performing the abortions themselves.

By 1969, the Society for Humane Abortion claimed to have sent 12,000 women out of the country to get abortions from reliable, trustworthy providers. To give you a sense of just how necessary the List was, here’s an excerpt from one List user’s earlier attempt to obtain an abortion domestically (as printed in a set of letters to ARAL published by the Los Angeles Free Press): “I was two weeks along then and he made me wait until I was 3 months along. Then he said it was too late to get any help from anyone but he would do it if I would sleep with him!” The classes SHA organized instructed women on every aspect of an abortion: how to schedule one, how to prepare, what to expect, how it was done, how to respond to police interrogations if you had to be hospitalized, and how—if you couldn’t travel—to perform your own.

The classes sometimes included DIY abortion kits with items like gauze, a thermometer, cotton, and a syringe. Maginnis was by all accounts a vivid teacher. Newspapers reported that she lectured using an IUD for a pointer and that she “graphically illustrated the dangers of unsanitary abortion by holding up anal bacteria cultures and infected blood samples.” The class taught women female anatomy. It instructed them on how to calculate how many weeks pregnant they were. It instructed them on exactly how to call for an appointment (the woman, not the man, should place the call).

These classes were understood by many to be essential but legally risky. When the Los Angeles Free Press took the bold step of republishing the entire class’s contents across several pages of an October 1967 issue, the layout was anxiously peppered with editor’s notes and legal disclaimers like: “The Free Press can not and does not advise women who are not legally entitled to an abortion to follow the advice of Pat Maginnis.”

The Society for Humane Abortion didn’t interact much with the feminist movement or Planned Parenthood directly, at least at first. “It was too touchy,” Maginnis says. In the SHA’s early days, Planned Parenthood was more invested in advocating for contraception than abortion. Margaret Sanger’s theory was that abortion would become unnecessary if women had sufficient access to contraception. Maginnis disagreed. “Margaret Sanger, bless her,” she says. “We can’t thank her enough for Planned Parenthood, but it isn’t enough.” Under Maginnis’ leadership, the SHA spoke out—and in certain regards, provoked change—in ways Planned Parenthood wouldn’t. “We used to say we made Planned Parenthood respectable,” Maginnis laughs.

Her admiration of Sanger, though, is genuine. “Sanger took rotten eggs and tomatoes and rotten fruit thrown at her when she went out, and I don’t think people know that today,” she says. She understood that an organization with Planned Parenthood’s institutional heft needed to keep some distance from the SHA; Maginnis’ strategy of flagrantly flouting the law had made her something of a too-hot-to-handle legend.

When the Therapeutic Abortion Act was signed into law by California Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1967, the Army of Three planned a program of civil disobedience. The act, an unhappy compromise between groups whose politics hadn’t yet coalesced into well-defined positions like “pro-choice” and “pro-life,” ostensibly aimed to make legal abortion more widely available. (National Review called the signing of this bill Reagan’s “darkest hour.”) Abortion at the time was only legal to save the life of the mother; the act made “therapeutic” abortion legal in cases that would “gravely impair” women’s mental as well as physical health. But it also added a draconian 20-week limitation and required that any medical committee discussion of a prospective abortion for reasons of rape or incest include the relevant district attorney. Functionally, as even some attorneys at the time argued, it meant that wealthy women (who dealt with private hospitals) would have access to abortions, whereas women in public hospitals would be bound by a more conservative take on the law: They would need to show sufficiently “severe” mental distress—like psychosis—to obtain a legal abortion. (“How much for a psychosis?” reads a political cartoon Maginnis once drew, depicting a patient asking a psychiatrist for a diagnosis that would legitimize a therapeutic abortion.)

“We’re going to instruct women in the arts of phony psychosis and false hemorrhage,” Pat Maginnis told reporters. “This unbelievable piece of legislative slop must be violated to the point that the medical profession and legislature is pressured into accepting more modern abortion techniques.” ARAL issued a leaflet asking members of Congress whether they would request permission to get a vasectomy or treatment for venereal disease from a panel of female doctors.

It was a combative stance—and a sign of SHA’s uncompromising position on the right to choose—for a bill that Planned Parenthood, among others, now credits with being among the first to functionally legalize abortion.

* * *

The “Che Guevara of abortion reformers,” as alt-weeklies called her at the time, now seems like an unlikely avatar of female rage. When I visited her at her home this summer, I found a 90-year-old woman who laughs a lot and peppers her speech with gentle exclamations. “Oh, my goodness,” she chuckles, remembering the time she invited police to attend a class she was teaching on DIY abortions—and they asked her to pay $3 an hour for a female officer’s time. “I think a policewoman did show up, but more out of personal interest,” Maginnis says wryly. She conveys a bemused mildness I found hard to reconcile with the working-class firebrand I’d expected.

But there’s no real contradiction here: The woman who said “excuse me” to the man detaining her in 1966 is also the woman who faced down the San Francisco homicide squad in 1959 in the hospital while recovering from a self-induced abortion. Had she given herself an abortion? the police asked. “Sure I did,” she replied. “Want me to demonstrate how in court?”

In her 10th decade, Maginnis remains equal parts polite and independent. She lives alone in a house in the San Antonio neighborhood of East Oakland that she bought back in 1979 for a song (the owner had tried to burn it down for the insurance money). Until just a few years ago, when she gave her archives to a library, her house was filled with several decades’ worth of handwritten letters from women telling her about their abortions or asking for help.

In the ’60s, especially given the respectable caution that characterized organizations like Planned Parenthood, there was a radical politics to the matter-of-factness with which the Army of Three openly talked about their own abortions. And that matter-of-factness still feels radical today. The second time she got pregnant, Maginnis recalls, she was deeply frustrated at the prospect of being forced to leave the country again for an abortion. But by then, she says, “I had figured out, if I start just giving my uterus no rest, that fetus is going to fall out.”

Startled, I ask Maginnis to explain. She elaborates that her plan was to “squat down and take my clean, scrubbed fingers and manipulate until I could get it to rebel and kick the fetus out.”

“So you could reach your cervix?” I ask.

“Oh yeah, very easily. You probably could too.”

“Does that work?”

“I manipulated, I worked on it, and finally, at five months, the fetus went into—I went into labor. It took a long time and a lot of work.”

Five months of daily effort to induce an abortion, followed by labor and police questioning—all instead of a simple, fast, safe procedure. In telling me this story, she betrays none of the story’s weight; rather, there is a relationship between her tight understatement and her rage.

In interviews, Phelan was less circumspect and much more graphic about the horrors she endured because safe abortions weren’t easily available. After she had one child, her doctor told her another pregnancy would kill her but didn’t tell her how to avoid getting pregnant. When she did—as a woman, she once said, “you don’t know how to say no to your husband. That silly Bible says you can’t say no!”—it took her so long to gather the $50 she needed for an illegal abortion that by the time she’d saved it, she was four months pregnant. The abortionist—a woman on the outskirts of Tampa, Florida—stuffed her uterus with slippery elm bark and told her not to come back. She was at her sister-in-law’s house when she started to feel extremely ill. She’d told no one, not even her husband. As she recalled in 2004:

This is a thing you do yourself. And if you die and go to hell, it’s you that goes, not anybody else. So I excused myself to go to the bathroom because it was hurting so. When I sat down on the john and looked down, there was a little tiny hand protruding from my vagina and the blood was just flying, and I thought, “Oh my God, what do I do now?”

I didn’t take as long to think about it as Bush did the war … [laughs] I gathered up all the toilet tissue I could get in my hand and stuffed it back inside of me, pushed everything back up inside my vagina and just packed it. And got all the blood off I could and cleaned everything up. And then I went out back inside and said I had to go home because I was so sick, and that was not a lie.

She was 16. First came fear. The anger would follow. This seems to be a pattern: Restrict women’s rights, force them to suffer needlessly, blame them when they fail impossible tests, and you will eventually create unsuspected forces for change. “It seemed to me when I got involved wasn’t really when I got involved [in the abortion rights movement],” Maginnis says. “I’d been involved for years before, just not driven to do anything except be angry. In a constant rage over it. And wondering why women, in addition to myself, were in a constant upheaval.”

Was Roe v. Wade a relief when it was passed? I ask her. “For me it wasn’t a big relief,” she says. It had felt more like the expected course of events—reality inching closer to how things should be. But then she continues: “I thought, yeah, that is a good thing. Now, let’s hope we can at least maintain the healthy ideas of it being available. We don’t have to sneak, we don’t have to beg.”

If the Federalist Society—which supplied the list of judges from which Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court—has its way, we’re in danger of returning to the times when women had to sneak and beg. Trump pledged during his campaign that Roe would be overturned “automatically” through the pro-life judges he would nominate. It probably won’t be so straightforward: The route the GOP is taking to greatly restrict women’s access to abortion has been circuitous, with progress marked by legal restrictions, by expanding definitions of fetal personhood, by permitting women to be lied to in the service of a single end goal. As my colleague Dahlia Lithwick has written, “women’s experiences, memories, and suffering don’t matter; their control over the truth of what they themselves have lived through is determined by those who win.”

Faced with a similar orthodoxy half a century ago, Maginnis and her cohort refused to let it stand.

The classes a modern-day SHA might teach would likely be different. There’s the internet, for one. The first time we met, I asked Maginnis what she thought women should be doing now, as the country seems poised once again to try to control our bodies. “I’ve thought about that,” she said then. “If I was going to reinvolve myself at this point, what would be the entry point? Kind of like setting out a map, looking for an entry.” She doesn’t quite have an answer. Yet.

It’s late afternoon on my final visit with Maginnis, and the warmth and long conversation have made the upstairs room where we sit feel especially lived-in. Her compatriots Gurner and Phelan died years ago. It’s not lost on me that I’m talking to someone who fought for reproductive freedom pre-Roe, at a moment when a Supreme Court justice has just been hand-picked to take it away again. In recent months, rage has been much on my mind. If over half of Americans stand to have a committee of men overrule their right to bodily autonomy after a mere 45 years, we can learn a lot from Pat Maginnis—about how women survived, and how they died, and how they fought. So what should we do now? I ask her again, as she raises the blinds to open the window overlooking the street below. “Keep talking about the issue,” she says. “Sure, not everyone is a brilliant speaker, but I think people have to keep talking about it.” She looks at me, her eyes bright. “Don’t you?”


          The New Trailer for Captain Marvel Looks Great, Which Means It Completely Fails to Capture How Crappy the 1990s Were      Cache   Translate Page      

Marvel released a new trailer for Brie Larson’s upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel on Monday, and it looks like it’ll be an entertaining and lively superhero film. It also looks like the filmmaking team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who co-directed and co-wrote the screenplay, have decided to downplay the period aspects of their movie, which is set in 1995. The film’s first trailer back in September looked like it had a chance of capturing the era: it opened with a shot of Larson crashing through the roof of a Blockbuster Video with newspaper racks outside, then mostly focused on outer space, except for a shot of a pager. But the new trailer gives us more shots that are ostensibly taking place in America in 1995, and everything looks a lot better than it ought to. Take a look:

That is just not what 1995 looked like, and not only because we didn’t have Kree and Skrull throwing lightning around with their bare hands. This is more than an aesthetic mistake, but possibly a plot hole: the trailer establishes that Larson’s character has forgotten a past life on earth, that she presents herself to people on earth as a superhero, and that she has at least two superhero costumes, one of which seems to be a uniform, leading to the possibility that she designed the second one after arriving on earth. Where would someone with no knowledge of earth’s culture turn when designing a superhero outfit like the one Larson is running around Los Angeles in? Well, maybe that person, Kree, or Skrull would look at the second-highest grossing movie of the year, a dark meditation on heroism and fashion called Batman Forever:

None of the Captain Marvel characters seem to be moviegoers; Jude Law’s outfit doesn’t even seem to have a codpiece? You could argue, of course, that Batman Forever was meant to be a documentary about life in the year 1995, not an instruction manual for superheroes who have forgotten their past life on earth, and that having a Marvel character watch a DC movie for style tips would probably be a licensing nightmare—but then you’d have to ignore the wildly ahistorical way the movie treats its most carefully reconstructed 1990s artifact: Samuel L. Jackson’s face. There’s not much reliable documentation about what Captain Marvel was actually wearing in 1995, but we know an awful lot about what Jackson’s face looked like around then, thanks to this trailer for Die Hard With a Vengeance:

The main difference between the actual face of Samuel L. Jackson in 1995 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s period recreation is not hard to spot: the real-life Samuel L. Jackson became an actor, at least in part, because he had a gift for making facial expressions that conveyed thought or emotion. Beyond that, though, the crowd shots and Jeremy Irons’ sunglasses in the Die Hard With a Vengeance trailer do a pretty good job of conveying how terrible everything looked, and how disrespectful Captain Marvel’s relatively cool-looking 1995 is to those of us who survived through those horrible days. For more on what a superhero movie that realistically grappled with the aesthetics of 1995 might look like, here’s the trailer to Mortal Kombat:

And now, for more on what a superhero movie that realistically grappled with the aesthetics of 1995 might sound like, here’s the theme song to Mortal Kombat:

This is not just a thin pretext to remind people how horrible the Mortal Kombat movie and its soundtrack were, but a very important issue of historical blindness with far-reaching moral and political consequences. Someday America will have the distance and moral courage to honestly face the things we did to our culture in 1995. Someday, a film will tell the real story of the way Americans lived in that awful year, as a desperate warning to future generations. Judging from the new trailer for Captain Marvel, that day will not be March 8, 2019, when the movie arrives in theaters.

It does look pretty fun, though.


          Deontay Wilder – Tyson Fury (Súboj sa skončil nečakanou remízou)      Cache   Translate Page      
Zápas medzi americkým boxerom Deontayom Wilderom a jeho brtiským súperom Tysonom Furym sa skončil v Los Angeles bez víťaza. Trojica rozhodcov po vyrovnanom priebehu pridelila obom boxerom rovnaký počet bodov. Wilder tak zostáva majstrom sveta organizácie WBC. Obaja boxeri zostávajú v profesionálnom ringu neporazení. Wilder má teraz bilanciu 41 zápasov, 40 víťazstiev (z toho 39 ... Read more
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Four hundred and eighteen days after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, 415 days after Bruce Arena’s resignation from the position, the U.S. men’s national team finally has a new permanent head coach: Columbus Crew manager and former U.S. national team defender Gregg Berhalter.

Berhalter’s first order of business will be stopping the wheels that have been spinning idly since the loss to Trinidad and Tobago that cost the team its qualification. The one squint-real-hard-and-you-might-see-it-if-you’re-the-insufferable-kind-of-optimist silver lining to failing to qualify was that the U.S. would have a 10-month head start on preparing for the 2022 tournament. Since the World Cup in Qatar doesn’t start until November, a promising crop of young talent would have a five-year cycle to grow into the new coach’s system.

That time is now lost. Spain hired its new coach eight days after being eliminated from the World Cup. Egypt and Tunisia, both knocked out by the end of June, made their hires by Aug. 1. (Tunisia has already fired Faouzi Benzarti, even though he won all three of his games in charge and led them to qualification at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.) Meanwhile, the U.S. has waited, first for the election of the new U.S. Soccer president, Carlos Cordeiro, in February; then for the hiring of the new men’s team general manager, Earnie Stewart, in June; then, finally, for the end of the Crew’s MLS season earlier this month. Four hundred and eighteen days. The only thing more depressing than the morass the men’s program found itself in post-Trinidad is how reluctant U.S. Soccer has seemed to pull itself out.

The nets, from what we know of the hiring process, do not appear to have been cast far and wide. New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch, perhaps the co-favorite along with Berhalter, took himself out of consideration by moving to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga as an assistant. Other mooted possibilities, such as Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City, said they didn’t get further than preliminary talks. FC Dallas coach Óscar Pareja, who just took a job with Mexico’s Club Tijuana, told reporters in late September that he hadn’t gotten an interview. (He apparently did speak to U.S. Soccer sometime after that, according to Yahoo’s Doug McIntyre.)

Other foreign candidates such as former Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio and Atlanta United manager Tata Martino, formerly of Argentina and Barcelona, said they weren’t even contacted, the latter possibly because of an asinine requirement that the new manager speak English fluently. Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl reported that former Spain and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui had reached out to U.S. Soccer via an intermediary to express interest in the job, only to be told it was too close to the end of the process to bring in a new candidate.

Four hundred and eighteen days is a lot of time to spend not interviewing people. U.S. Soccer has yet to convince anyone that Berhalter didn’t have the job all along. This is a slight problem only because his brother, Jay Berhalter, already works high up in U.S. Soccer as the chief commercial and strategy officer, overseeing broadcast and corporate partnerships and event operations. In theory, hiring a new national team coach is well outside Jay’s purview, but the process has not exactly been a model of openness and transparency, and at the very least Gregg’s smooth path into the country’s most prominent job is bad optics. Some U.S. Soccer fans have already spent much of the past decade carelessly crying nepotism. You would think the federation might have an interest in trying to stave that off this go-around.

Awkward family ties or no, Berhalter is a heartening if not exhilarating hire for a program that really needs to get this one right. He comes to the job with—and almost certainly got the job because of—a clearly defined style of play that he’s instituted in Columbus over the past five years, one based on stretching the defense laterally then quickly changing the point of attack to hit the gaps that have been created. The system has coaxed career years out of three different center forwards: Kei Kamara in 2015, Ola Kamara in 2017, and Gyasi Zardes in 2018. Zardes was playing right back for the Los Angeles Galaxy a year ago, and this year he finished tied for fourth-most goals in the league.

The Crew has had up and down years both defensively and offensively since Berhalter took over before the 2014 season. This year it scored the second-fewest goals in the league, though it balanced that out with an organized defense that limited opponents’ transition opportunities. Columbus hasn’t won a trophy during Berhalter’s tenure, though it did finish as MLS Cup runner-up in 2015 and made the playoffs in four of his five years despite a salary budget that’s in the league’s bottom third.

After spending the better part of a decade wandering the tactical wilderness with only Jürgen Klinsmann’s motivational speaking and Bruce Arena’s let-the-old-guys-figure-it-out strategy as guides, literally any coherent soccering system seems like an upgrade for the U.S. Even 2018, the team’s inadvertent gap year free from the responsibilities of a major tournament or qualifying, has been spent toiling in interim head coach Dave Sarachan’s off-the-rack 4-1-4-1, which sacrificed creativity and attacking intent in favor of stability and numbers behind the ball. Same as it ever was, though in Sarachan’s defense he has missed his key source of both creativity and attacking intent for much of the year. Christian Pulisic suited up for the U.S. just three times in 2018 after being given the summer off to rest and picking up small injuries during the first two of the fall international windows.

Without a permanent head coach or the team’s best player, U.S. Soccer leaned hard into the mantra of generational change to gin up interest in its 2018 games. Sarachan trotted out some incredibly young lineups this year, giving 27 total caps to 20-and-under players Tim Weah, Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams, then fed those lineups to the likes of France, Brazil and Colombia, where they’ve won one of their past eight. No matter. “The Future is US,” according to U.S. Soccer’s new, maddeningly vague marketing campaign. What future? When?

It’s the federation’s own “Trust the Process,” a promise that while things may have gotten bad, they are being handled by someone, somewhere. But U.S. Soccer, which drew out the program’s most important decision for 418 days and still managed to bungle its execution, has done little to prove it deserves that trust. (On the men’s side, at least. The U.S. women are rampaging through the present like a T-1000, going undefeated in 2018 ahead of their World Cup next summer.)

Instead the federation is passing the responsibility to make good on that promise—and the promise of its talented young players—on to Berhalter. U.S. Soccer is trusting that his structure will help the team succeed at the international level, and that his results will help fans forget what a shambles the hiring process ended up being.


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This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.

 

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GlaxoSmithKline

Diageo's global head of digital media partnerships, Jerry Daykin, is to depart for GlaxoSmithKline to become its media director for the region.

Carat

The ad agency has named Sean Healy as global chief strategy officer, to support the transformation of Carat as part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.

ISBA

The company has named Bobi Carley its head of TV and video. She will play a key role in the association’s advocacy agency and work closely with Steve Chester, director of media. Carley has experience at Disney, Viacom, Sky TV and ad agency Red Brick Road.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Chief strategy officer Alison Hoad is leaving the agency. Her position will not be replaced, but head of strategy Ben Shaw will oversee the planning department. Hoad came to BBH in 2017, and had spent 11 years at VMLY&R (then known as Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R).

Adam&Eve/DDB

Co-founders James Murphy and David Golding are leaving the agency to launch a new creative business. They depart five years after selling to Omnicom, and 10 years after starting the agency with Ben Priest and Jon Forsyth.

Ogilvy

Redundancy at the agency’s UK office has seen planning partner James Whatley leave the company. In his seven-year stint at Ogilvy UK, he has worked with clients like IBM, Land Rover and Converse.

Himsworth Scott

The reputation management law firm has promoted Lorna Caddy to director. Caddy has experience as an intellectual property and media lawyer, and last spent 13 years at Taylor Wessing.

The law firm also hired Steven Hudson, who has over a decade of experience practicing at media, sport and entertainment law firms Schillings and Harbottle & Lewis.

Proximity

Proximity London elevated Amanda Arthur to the newly-created position of vice president, data and analytics. Claire Tusler, the agency’s former data strategy partner, will replace Arthur as head of data and analytics.

Arthur has been with the company for five years, and Tesler has been at Proximity London for 10 years. The two will report to chief strategy officer Adam Fulford.

 

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Xaxis

Xaxis saw a slew of internal moves. The company named Atique Kazi vice president of business development for Xaxis Asia Pacific. Bharat Khatri is the new country lead for Xaxis India. Daniel Henriksen is now head of outcome media planning for Xasis Asia.

Lotame 

The data solutions company has announced the appointment of Fred Marthoz as managing director for the South East Asia (SEA) region.

Based out of the company’s Singapore office, Marthoz will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his role, Marthoz will be responsible for spearheading Lotame’s efforts across business lines and driving market growth for the SEA region.

Omnicom Media Group 

The group has promoted HeeYoun Yang to chief executive officer of Omnicom Media Group Korea. Previously the chief executive officer of PHD Korea, Yang will now oversee both the Group and OMD’s operations in Korea as well.

Zeno

The PR and communications company has chosen Ruby Fu for the newly-created position of president of Zeno China. Most recently, Fu was chief executive officer of Burson Marsteller in China and before that, spent seven years with Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Spectrum

The Singapore-based technology and innovation business club has hired Chris McPherson as its international chief executive officer to spearhead its expansion plans in Singapore and internationally. 

McPherson has previously held senior roles at Condeco, Intel, Raritan Asia Pacific, and LenovoEMC (previously Iomega).  

whiteGREY 

The agency has appointed Katie Firth to the newly-created position of national managing director, based in Melbourne.

Most recently the executive partner at TBWA\Melbourne, Firth brings more than 17 years’ experience across marketing, PR, events and activations, and advertising to the new role, teamed with a strong background in key sectors including automotive, travel and tourism, energy, financial services, and insurance. 

Chope

The restaurant booking and deals platform has appointed Sean Tan as chief operations officer. With Tan on board, previous chief operations officer Dinesh Balasingam moves to a new executive position driving Chope’s core bookings business unit as its regional business unit head, while Tan focuses on operations, strategy, and cross-functional initiatives across Chope’s eight Asia offices. 

Tan was previously chief business development officer and Singapore general manager of iProperty.com Group.

TBWA\Singapore

Tuomas Peltoniemi, the president of Asia for Digital Arts Network and innovation director at TBWA\Singapore, will be leaving his post to join R/GA as its executive vice president and managing director of APAC.

On the same day of Peltoniemi’s departure, TBWA announced it has moved Cyril Bedat back to its Singapore office from the United States and appointed him director of regional client partner and innovation.

Bedat returns to Singapore after spending two years at TBWA\Chiat Day in Los Angeles where he was the global business director. He previously spent a year at TBWA\Singapore as business director.

J Walter Thompson Hong Kong

The WPP-owned agency has appointed Matt Parry as its new managing director to work closely alongside recently-appointed executive creative director Carlos Camacho.

Parry was most recently business director and business unit general manager at at JWT Shanghai.

WPP AUNZ

WPP has appointed Sunita Gloster to the newly created role of chief customer officer as part of its growth agenda in Australia and New Zealand. Gloster joins from PwC’s CMO Advisory where she been a director and advisory board member since its inception

OMD Australia

The network has tapped Kasey Doran as head of strategy and product for Queensland. Doran will be responsible for developing innovative communications solutions and driving quality product output for the OMD Brisbane office. 

72andSunny

The agency has hired a new business development director in Tara Jaijee, who will be based in Australia, and work across both the Sydney and Singapore offices.

Jaijee joins the team from The Monkeys where she was the head of marketing. Prior to that, she led marketing and new business at creative agencies M&C Saatchi Group and DDB Group in Australia.

Prophet

The consultancy has announced the appointment of Eric Hor as an associate partner, based in its Asia headquarters in Hong Kong. 

Iris

The creative agency has promoted Jill Smith from business director to managing director of Iris Shanghai. Smith has been responsible for building Iris Shanghai’s unique offering over the past year, creating a strong digitally savvy team and a growing portfolio of multinational and domestic clients. In her previous role as business director, Smith was responsible for opportunity assessment and client portfolio development of the Shanghai office. 

 

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quench

The food and beverage marketing company hired Lorraine McGill to lead growth in firm’s new Chicago office. McGill previously served as account director at Grey in New York. She will oversee the Sun-Maid account for quench.

Sizmek

The ad tech firm has named Patrick Bevilacqua its head of global customer success, where he will oversee the company’s Customer Success group. He comes from MDC Media partners agency Assembly, where he was senior vice president of programmatic and data strategy.

DDB

Omnicom’s DDB Worldwide recently added to its US leadership. Azher Ahmed has been promoted to executive vice president, director of digital. Valerie Bengoa has been promoted to executive vice president, director of finance.

Both Ahmed and Bengoa will be responsible for DDB's three US offices: New York, Chicago and San Francisco. They will also be responsible for Tribal New York and Rodgers Townsend.

Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, and Bengoa has been with DDB since 1998.

Envoy

The design and innovation consultancy has announced three new hires. Josh Creter is the new vice president of technology; he previously served as chief technology officer at Counterpointing.

Julia Mooradian moves from VML to Envoy where she will serve as account director. Jay Cruz was the former creative director at Cuker; he will hold the same title at Envoy.

Mirum

The digital agency has promoted Demetrios Kontizas to vice president of technology. He will lead Mirum’s San Diego office and head all technology disciplines for the Salt Lake City office.

Marcus Thomas

The Cleveland-based agency named Garth Bender its new director of customer experience. Bender was mostly recently the relationship lead for Digitas’ Altria in Chicago, and has previously held roles at Havas Helia, Energy BBDO and Cramer-Krasselt.

Venables Bell & Partners

The independent ad agency made hires across creative and account management teams. Michael Chase has been promoted to director of brand management after serving as group brand director. Meredith Osterhoff, who joined VB&P in 2017, will take on the role of group brand director.

Gus Johnson and Byron del Rosario have both been named creative directors. Johnson joined n 2015, and del Rosario joined in 2009.

Aisha Hakim, who came to VB&P in 2015, has been elevated to senior art director. Jon Donaghy has been promoted to senior designer.

R/GA

The agency has named David Corns its senior vice president, managing director of its San Francisco office. Corn most recently led the brand management department at Venables Bell & Partners.

Young & Laramore

The Indianapolis-based creative agency has named Trevor Williams and Bryan Judkins co-group creative directors. Williams has worked with brands like Farm Bureau Insurance and Brizo; Judkins has worked with the likes of American Standard and Louisville Slugger. They will report to executive creative director Carolyn Hadlock.

Luci Creative

The Chicago-based design firm has hired Mark Ewing as its studio manager. He comes from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry where he served as senior project manager for 11 years.

Toth+Co

The independent branding and ad agency appointed Kimberlee Eten as its creative director. She will be based in New York and lead creative teams in New York and Boston. Eten worked at Toth+Co from 2001-2011 as design director.

Rabagast

The production company brought in Nico Buris to serve as managing director and executive producer for the company’s South American offices. Buris spent the last 20 years producing in his native Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. He previously worked as a producer at leading Spanish-speaking production house Landia.

Carbon

The Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company has named Dara Treseder its first chief marketer. Her last stop was at General Electric (GE), where she served as chief marketing officer of GE Ventures and GE Business Innovations.

The Martin Agency

The agency has promoted Matt Mattox to senior vice president, group account director. He previously held the role of SVP, group planning director. Mattox will lead the Geico account.

Wirewax

The interactive video technology company has hired Yvonne Cheng as its executive vice president of creative solutions. She has 14 years of experience on the creative side and has worked at Droga5, BBDO and Campfire. She recently ran creative strategy in the ad sales team at Tumblr and Yahoo.

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Eleonora Giorgi, reduce dall'esperienza del Grande Fratello VIP, non ha peli sulla lingua e, ospite alla trasmissione Un Giorno da Pecora su Rai Radio1, si è raccontata senza filtri. L'attrice ha esordito parlando del tempo che passa.

Ho vissuto con le rughe molto bene per dieci anni, ma tra pochi giorni farò un piccolo reset, senza toccare nulla che abbia a che fare con la mia espressione. Un mini lifting. Voglio vivere qualche anno con leggerezza: mi guardo il viso e lo vedo ricollocato. Voglio avere altri 5 o 6 di vitalità esterna così come quella che ho internamente.

Lifting o meno, Eleonora Giorgi mostra ancora la bellezza che la rese celebre negli anni Settanta e Ottanta, durante i quali fu davvero un sex symbol. L'attrice, infatti, ha ricordato:

Una volta Ornella Muti mi disse: "Eleonora, se ci avessero dato un euro per ogni 'cosa' che hanno fatto pensando a noi, saremmo milionarie". Abbiamo svezzato svariate generazioni di ragazzi italiani.

Parlando ancora del passato, la Giorgi ha ricordato le decine di uomini celebri che hanno omaggiato la sua bellezza: da Alberto Moravia a Fellini, fino a un divo di Hollywood come Jack Nicholson:

L'ultima volta che andai a Los Angeles, sei anni fa lo chiamai per dirgli che stavo partendo e che avrei voluto lasciargli un film che avevo girato, per farglielo vedere. Lui rispose: "Del film non me ne frega niente, io voglio vedere te". E ha aggiunto pure qualcosa.. Mi disse "I just want to...". Una cosa un po' più intensa che "sleep" ("dormire", ndr). Usò il termine inglese che inizia per 'f', ma io stavo arrivando all'aeroporto e ho fatto finta di niente.


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Si en 2018 Tim Presley collaborait avec Cate Le Bon pour le second album de Drinks et avec Ty Segall pour l’album Joy, 2019 marque ses retrouvailles avec lui même! Tim Presley fusionne en effet avec White Fence le temps d’un nouvel album solo intitulé I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk. Tim a commencé à écrire les chansons de cet album dans le petit village rural de Staveley qui se trouve dans la région des lacs au nord de l’Angleterre. Il a passé l’hiver là-bas, où les paysages sont beaux et sereins, en compagnie de Cate Le Bon. Alors qu’elle apprenait à dessiner et construire des meubles en bois, lui composait sur le piano de cette dernière. De retour à San Francisco où il habite depuis qu’il a quitté les tentations de Los Angeles, Tim a enregistré avec le talentueux Jeremy Harris dans un studio du quartier Dogpatch appartenant à Paul Butler du groupe anglais The Bees. C’est Jeremy qui joue les parties piano, la plupart des batteries et enregistre le tout. Natif de San Francisco, Dylan Hadley joue de la batterie sur deux morceaux alors que le gallois H. Hawkline contribue à la guitare et au chant sur le morceau "Phone". Dans un rêve Johnny Thunders a demandé à Tim de rester simple et sincère avec cet album, et accessoirement il voulait savoir pourquoi les dauphins n’ont pas de bras. S’il continue de tracer son chemin au sein de la scène psyché californienne, ce nouvel album se voit plus mélancolique et expérimental que ses précédents. Eclairé par les lumières opposées du punk rock et du psyché, Tim Presley y peint la vulnérabilité d’un coup de pinceau imprévisible.



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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker said Monday he’ll likely miss several games with a hamstring injury. Booker sustained a rather significant-looking hamstring injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers and has no timetable for his return. It appears likely he’ll miss more than the three games his previous hamstring injury cost him. The Suns will miss Booker dearly, but they have just four wins on the season and are in full-on tank mode. He might appreciate the mental break from the frustrations of playing on an awful team, and while they’ll never admit it publicly, the Suns won’t be in any hurry to rush Booker back, as they’re likely to lose a lot of games without him in the lineup and better position themselves for the NBA Draft Lottery.
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For most of human history, kinship was both the source and substance of political power. Except in a few out-of-the-way places like North Korea and Saudi Arabia, dynastic rule has now faded away, but it is nonetheless striking how important family connections remain in American public life. The Caseys of Pennsylvania (Robert, governor; Robert Jr., senator), the Cuomos of New York (Mario and Andrew, governors), the Daleys of Chicago (Richard J. and Richard M., mayors) are just a few of the names on the long list of America’s prominent political families. It may be misleading to describe these families as “dynasties” since most do not last more than two generations. Moreover, almost all of them remain closely tied to a particular city or region; only a few (the Kennedys and Bushes are the obvious examples) manage to succeed at the national level. Both these limitations are apparent in the remarkable careers of the Browns (Edmund J., known as Pat, and Edmund J. Jr., known as Jerry), the subjects of Miriam Pawel’s deeply researched and engagingly written book. The Browns’ political prominence, begun when Pat won his first election in 1943, will almost certainly end in 2019, when Jerry completes his fourth term as governor. Both father and son failed dismally when they tried to project their influence beyond the borders of their state. As the title of Pawel’s book tells us, the story of the Brown family is, above all, a California story.

For the Browns, California meant San Francisco, where Pat (in 1905) and Jerry (in 1938) were born and reared. Although “the city” prided itself on its cosmopolitanism (some even called it “the Paris of America”), pre–World War II San Francisco was an insular, provincial town. It was run by people who had known each other from childhood (my parents, members of Pat Brown’s generation, met in the first grade), went to the same schools (Lowell for Protestants and Jews, St. Ignatius or Sacred Heart for Catholics), belonged to the same clubs (Bohemian, Olympic, Family), and spent their summers on “the river” (Russian) or at “the lake” (Tahoe).

This small world, held together by a dense web of friendships and favors, was made-to-order for a man like Pat Brown. Smart, affable, and energetic, Pat had a natural politician’s ready laugh and long memory. By the time he was in high school (although a Catholic, he went to Lowell), his political aspirations were already apparent: he was elected president of no fewer than eleven student groups, having run for office, as he recalled, whether he was a member of the organization or not.

After establishing a modestly successful legal practice, Pat Brown patiently began to build a political base, calling on old friends, carefully cultivating useful allies, and joining every club he could. In his second try, he was elected district attorney in 1943, went on to be the state’s attorney general seven years later, and then became governor in 1958. After a successful first term, he soundly defeated Richard Nixon in 1962, the occasion for what many believed (and not a few hoped) would be Nixon’s final press conference; the former vice-president told the assembled reporters they “would not have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Pat’s popularity ebbed during his second term; in 1966, he was defeated by Ronald Reagan, the rising star in the conservative firmament.

Perhaps the most important source of Jerry Brown’s extraordinary success is his apparently inexhaustible capacity for self-invention.

Pat Brown’s political career ended in part because he had a run of bad luck, but mostly because the world of California politics was changing in ways he never truly understood. In an era of television, big money, and photogenic celebrities, the skills he had honed as an ambitious young lawyer in San Francisco were no longer enough. Pat, who went on to make a small fortune practicing law in Los Angeles, never quite recovered from his electoral defeat. From 1967 until his death in 1996, he had to satisfy his political appetites vicariously by observing, with a characteristically paternal mixture of affection, admiration, and perplexity, the changing fortunes of his third child and only son.

Jerry Brown needed special permission to attend his father’s inauguration as governor in January 1959. A seminarian at the Novitiate of the Sacred Heart, he was subject to the discipline that the Jesuits imposed on everyone who set out on the long and arduous path to the priesthood. Looking somber and somewhat out of place in his cassock, he had only a few hours with his family before returning to the novitiate’s strict routine. Jerry left the seminary a year later and would eventually drift away from the church. But for him (and, in a quite different key, for his father), Catholic values and rituals remained an important part of his identity, the starting point and an abiding presence in what would be a lifelong quest for a spiritual home. The Browns’ story is, among other things, a Catholic story.

Jerry was unlike his father in many ways: less amiable, more introspective, and less disciplined, he was not a natural politician. But the two shared both the capacity to inspire loyalty among those who knew them best as well as some core beliefs about the importance of public service, the evils of racial discrimination, and government’s obligation to protect society’s most vulnerable members. Above all, father and son shared an insatiable appetite for elected office. After a few fitful attempts to practice law, Jerry devoted more and more of his time and energy to campaigning, first for the Los Angeles College Board, then California Secretary of State, and finally, in 1974, for governor. After he was reelected by a substantial margin, Jerry’s popularity began to slip, in part because he could not resist the siren call of national politics, mounting a series of fruitless efforts to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency. In 1982, after deciding not to run for a third term as governor, he was defeated in a bitterly fought senatorial race. A year later, his somewhat quixotic attempt to restart a presidential campaign collapsed. Although he was just forty-five years old, it looked as though Jerry Brown’s political career was over.

Like his father, Jerry was the victim of some bad luck (for example, an infestation of the Mediterranean fruit fly and his very unpopular decision to delay combating it with a toxic chemical), as well as changes in the political climate. But here the resemblance ended: after a few years in the political wilderness, Jerry came back, slowly working his way up the electoral ladder until 2010 when he was, once again, elected governor; he was reelected with a nineteen-point margin four years later. Once the youngest governor in California’s history, he now became the oldest, a feat that is not likely to be matched any time soon.

Although written with the Brown family’s cooperation, Pawel’s book is not an authorized biography; she does not hesitate to point out, rather gently to be sure, her subjects’ faults and foibles, such as Pat’s highly profitable but unsavory connections to an Indonesian oil firm and Jerry’s stubborn refusal to abandon his doomed presidential ambitions. Overall, however, she provides a sympathetic and affectionate group portrait of the Browns, based on their own letters and diaries and on the testimony of more than seventy relatives and friends. Along the way, Pawel tells us a great deal about the issues that continue to confront the golden state—immigration, racial inequality, crime, water supply, environmental degradation—but her main subject is the complex interplay of public life and personal relationships within the Brown family. Considering their differences in character, temperament, and experience, and the incandescent intensity of their individual ambitions, the Browns managed to treat one another with an impressive amount of love and loyalty. Pawel argues that this was largely due to the influence of two remarkable women, Ida Schuckman Brown, Pat’s mother, and Bernice Layne Brown, his wife. The third remarkable woman in the Brown saga is Jerry’s wife, Anne Gust Brown, whom he married in 2005, just as the second act of his political career was getting under way. Unlike Ida and Bernice, she has been directly and actively involved in policy-making and deserves a good deal of credit for the accomplishments of her husband’s last two terms as governor.

Perhaps the most important source of Jerry Brown’s extraordinary success is his apparently inexhaustible capacity for self-invention. Like the California that he governed, he has been driven by a constantly changing vision of the future. This vision, it should be said, was not always clear and accurate, but in a career stretching across half a century, he has been more often right than wrong. For decades he has warned about the dangers of climate change and environmental catastrophe, and is now one of the most eloquent critics of the institutionalization of ignorance that characterizes so much of contemporary American politics. Jerry’s success depends on more than his commitment to prepare for a tomorrow that will not be like today. He has also been, as many of his fellow Californians have not, inspired by his awareness of the past’s enduring power, an awareness nourished by the spiritual values that he learned from the Jesuits, by his own broad and eclectic reading, and by his engagement with his ancestors, whose experiences have begun to play an increasingly important part in his public statements and private reflections.

Pawel begins and ends her book where the Browns’ own story began and apparently will end, in the rugged foothills of Colusa County where Jerry Brown’s great-grandparents first settled in the middle of the nineteenth century and to which he plans to return when he leaves office in January 2019. “It is nice,” the governor recently remarked, “to walk in the very footprints of your grandmother, and your great-grandfather.” The Browns always looked where they were going (often it was to the next election), but they never forgot where they came from. 

 

The Browns of California
The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation

Miriam Pawel
Bloomsbury Publishing, $35, 496 pp.

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          A.C.T. Rings In The New Year With Edward Albee's SEASCAPE      Cache   Translate Page      

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) rings in 2019 with Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape. In her A.C.T. directorial debut, Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon-hailed as "the most prolific of directors of Edward Albee's plays" (The Daily Beast)-continues her career-long exploration of American theater's legendary playwright. MacKinnon won the 2013 Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton.

In this wildly imaginative and satirical comedy, a newly retired couple picnic and squabble on a beach about their life together when they are interrupted by two human-sized, English-speaking lizards. Are they an evolutionary miracle, or a threat? And which couple is the greater risk to the other? As the two pairs begin to communicate, they come uneasily together, discovering how transitions in life can spark terror and restlessness in any creature of habit. Albee returns to The Geary for the first time in a decade with a sparkling fantasy of love, laughter, and evolution. Edward Albee's Seascape performs at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) January 23-February 17, 2019. Press night for Edward Albee's Seascape will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Single tickets (ranging from $15-$110) are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

"Seascape marks the 11th Edward Albee production I will have directed," says MacKinnon. "Edward gave my artistic life a spine. As a freelance director, he was home-a dear friend, a colleague and mentor, a creator of worlds to play in. I miss him and plan to make him proud with this production."

Adds Jakob Holder, Executive Director of The Edward F. Albee Foundation: "Edward Albee fostered a close collaborative relationship with Pam MacKinnon for more than a decade-from The Play About the Baby in Philadelphia in 2002, to the world premiere of Occupant in New York in 2008, to the most recent revival of A Delicate Balance on Broadway-strengthened by an ever-growing trust in her director's eye and ear. Edward stuck with Pam for her invaluable qualities, chief among them her assiduous attention to detail and her abiding respect for the playwright's intentions."

Under the direction of MacKinnon, Edward Albee's Seascape features Bay Area theater veteran James Carpenter (Heisenberg and A Christmas Carol at A.C.T.; The Resting Place at Magic Theatre) as 'Charlie,' Ellen McLaughlin (originated the role of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, appearing in all workshops and productions of the play through its original Broadway run; Ghosts at Berkeley Repertory Theatre) as 'Nancy,' Seann Gallagher (Straight White Men at Marin Theatre Company; The Real Thing at Aurora Theatre Company) as 'Leslie,' and Sarah Nina Hayon (Sweat at A.C.T.; Life Is a Dream at California Shakespeare Theater) as 'Sarah.'

The creative team for Edward Albee's Seascape includes Obie Award and two-time Tony Award winner David Zinn (Scenic and Costume Designer), Isabella Byrd (Lighting Designer), and Brendan Aanes (Sound Designer).

In connection with Edward Albee's Seascape, A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events-many of which are presented free of charge-that will give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while having an entire night out at the theater. Visit act-sf.org/interact to learn more about subscribing to these events throughout the season: • Bike to the Theater Night:
Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.

Providing a greener alternative to theater transportation, A.C.T. and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition offer free valet bike parking, as well as a special discount on tickets, for these select performances.

• Prologue:
Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.
Before the curtain goes up, get a sneak peek at the artistic process at this fascinating preshow discussion with the director and artistic staff.

• Theater on the Couch:
Friday, February 1, following the 8 p.m. performance
This exciting postshow discussion series addresses audience questions and explores the minds, motives, and behavior of the characters.
• Audience Exchanges:
Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m. | Sunday, February 10, 2 p.m. | Wednesday, February 13, 2 p.m.
After the show, stick around for a lively Q&A session with the actors and artists who create the work onstage.

• OUT with A.C.T.:
Wednesday, February 6, following the 8 p.m. performance
The best LGBT night in town! Mingle with the cast and enjoy free drinks and treats at this popular after-party.

• Wente Vineyards Wine Series:
Tuesday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Before the show, raise a glass at this wine-tasting event featuring the Bay Area's hottest local winery.

• PlayTime:
Saturday, February 16, 12:45 p.m.
Before this matinee performance, get hands-on with the artists who make it happen at this interactive theater workshop. A.C.T.'s production of Edward Albee's Seascape is made possible by Executive Producers Kirke and Nancy Sawyer Hasson; Producers Concepción and Irwin Federman; Linda Jo Fitz; Merrill Randol; Abby and Gene Schnair; Cherie Sorokin; and Associate Producers Paul Angelo and Cindy Low; Arnie and Shelly Glassberg; Ken Lamb; Sara Eisner Richter and Michael Richter; Mrs. Katherine G. Wallin and Mr. Homer Wallin; and Bev and Loring Wyllie.

A.C.T. would like to acknowledge its 2018-19 Season Presenters: Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; Priscilla and Keith Geeslin; Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation; Toni Rembe and Arthur Rock; Robina Riccitiello; Mary and Steven Swig; Jeff and Laurie Ubben; and Kay Yun and Andre Neumann-Loreck.

A.C.T. would also like to acknowledge its 2018-­19 Company Sponsors: Lesley Ann Clement and Karl Lukaszewicz; Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund; Frannie Fleishhacker; Kevin and Celeste Ford; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Getty; Kirke and Nancy Sawyer Hasson; James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen-Hormel; Jeri Lynn and Jeffrey W. Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGrath; Burt and Deedee McMurtry; David and Carla Riemer; Patti and Rusty Rueff; Aaron Vermut and Adriana López Vermut; Jack and Susy Wadsworth; and Barry Williams and Lalita Tademy.

Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; PG&E; The Shubert Foundation; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; San Francisco Grants for the Arts; Wells Fargo; and Hilton Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco, A.C.T.'s Official Hotel Partner.

Up next, A.C.T. will present Mfoniso Udofia's achingly poignant drama Her Portmanteau (February 15-March 31, 2019). In spring 2019, A.C.T. will present Lauren Yee's exploration of cultural identity, global politics, and basketball, The Great Leap (March 6-31, 2019), featuring Tony Award winner BD Wong, followed by Kate Hamill's rollicking new stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic novel, Vanity Fair (April 17-May 12, 2019). Closing out the 2018-19 season, A.C.T. will present Eugène Ionesco's "seminal absurdist satire" (Los Angeles Times) Rhinoceros (May 29-June 23, 2019), translated by Derek Prouse and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Frank Galati.


          DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces $25 Digital Lottery in San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page      

Dear Evan Hansen comes to San Francisco's Curran theater December 5-30, 2018 following a record-breaking run in Los Angeles. In advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.

The digital lottery will begin accepting entries 48 hours prior to the first performance in San Francisco and will be accepted until 9 a.m. local time the day before the performance. Fans who have been selected will be notified daily via email and can then purchase up to two (2) tickets at $25 each. The ticket lottery will continue on a rolling basis for every performance in the engagement. All entrants are encouraged to follow Dear Evan Hansen on Instagram (@dearevanhansen), Twitter (@dearevanhansen) and Facebook (@DearEvanHansen) for additional lottery news and information.

Entrants must be 18 years or older. A valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter is required for pickup. Seat locations awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Additional details and times will be announced in each tour city by the local theatre box office prior to the engagement. Additional lottery requirements can be found at www.luckyseat.com/dearevanhansen.

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul(La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

In addition to winning six Tony awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show's original cast recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for "Best Musical Performance on a Daytime Talk Show" for their April 2017 performance of "You Will Be Found" on NBC's "Today Show," only the second Broadway show in history to win that category. The Broadway production recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a special donation to the Smithsonian, where the show's iconic blue polo and arm cast will now be part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.

In addition to the touring production and the record-breaking Broadway production, Dear Evan Hansen will launch its first international production in Canada, in March 2019 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre, followed by a production in London at the Noël Coward Theatre later in 2019.

Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. Ben Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer. U.S. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Lindsay Levine. Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Sash Bischoff and Adam Quinn are the Associate Directors. Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor.


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When selling and smoking marijauana was illegal, having a dealer in the neighborhood didn’t boost property values, but that could change now that marijuana is licit in California. In Downtown Los Angeles, Bow West Capital will open its Green Street Building development in a month’s time, according to Forbes. Located in the Jewelry District, the project will be occupied exclusively by businesses in the cannabis industry. The Santa Monica-based developers are hoping the building will help ... [more]
          Canada Follows Science and Endorses Undetectable = Untransmittable Campaign      Cache   Translate Page      

Canada’s Minister of Health Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor officially endorsed the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign. As mentioned in hivplusmag.com, the Minister held a roundtable with citizens from across Canada to discuss life living with HIV, looking for a better understanding of their experiences and a possible way to lessen the sigma of HIV/AIDS as stigma leads to people not reaching out for treatment, support, prevention, etc.

Canada is committed to preventing new HIV infections and achieving our global targets. The courage of people living with HIV inspires me. The continued support of initiatives like the Undetectable = Untransmittable campaign are critical to ending HIV-related stigma. Ending stigma will also go a long way in helping us prevent new infections, reach the undiagnosed, and ensure that people living with HIV receive the care, treatment and support they need. - Minister Taylor

What is U=U?

Scientific advances have shown that antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserves the health of people living with HIV. We also have strong evidence of the prevention effectiveness of ART. When ART results in viral suppression, defined as less than 200 copies/ml or undetectable levels, it prevents sexual HIV transmission. Across three different studies, including thousands of couples and many thousand acts of sex without a condom or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), no HIV transmissions to an HIV-negative partner were observed when the HIV-positive person was virally suppressed. This means that people who take ART daily as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner. - CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Will this move of Canada signing on to support and educate about U=U lead to other federal health ministers worldwide following suit? If they had someone like Ginette Petitpas Taylor, they may.  Here she is in an interview from 2017 on World AIDS Day and what she feels Canada's Commitments would be for this year, 2018.

 

ABC7 Television / Digital Host & Producer, Karl Schmid (@karljschmid) is making a move to help U=U become more well known here in the US and Los Angeles as he shared the video below on his Instagram.

Congratulations #LosAngeles for making December 4th U=U Awareness Day! 

#stophivstigma #sciencenotstigma #uequalsu

Do you think U=U would ever be supported by the US Government?  Your nation's government?

Do you personally embrace U=U?  Or are you just not there yet?

h/t: hivplusmag.com


          The Trevor Project Raises $1.5 Million To Help LGBTQ Youth      Cache   Translate Page      

The Trevor Project celebrated its 2018 TrevorLIVE gala Sunday night at the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton Hotel raising over $1.5 million to help at risk LGBTQ teens.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

In addition to honoring producer/director Ryan Murphy (Pose, American Horror Story), the evening included performances by Lauren JaureguiDeborah Cox, and a surprise duet by POSE cast members Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.

Lauren Jauregui kicked off the show with a stripped-down performance of her debut single, “Expectations.”

 

 

Trans activist/author Janet Mock presented the Hero Award to Ryan Murphy and the cast of POSE.

In accepting the award Murphy shared: 

“When I was 19, in Indiana, I myself called a suicide hotline. Overwhelmed by the AIDS crisis, by the fact that I was the only ‘out’ person in my friend group, the only ‘out’ person I knew at the time, and alienated from my family, I felt profound despair. I made a call one late night in November. I made a connection, got some hope, and carried on. It’s powerful life saving work this organization does. In my roundabout way, I know this first hand.”

He also told the audience he will launch a multi-million dollar initiative in 2020, “Pose Gives Back,” to support and help elect pro-LGBTQ lawmakers.

He ended his speech announcing a $50,000 donation to The Trevor Project.

You can watch Murphy’s acceptance speech and announcement below from The Trevor Project’s livestream below. Mock introduces Murphy at the 124:00 mark.

 

The spectacular annual gala raises much needed funds to support The Trevor Project's mission to help LGBTQ teens in crisis.

Pose stars MJ Rodriguez and Billy Porter thrilled the gala audience with a reprise of their duet of “Home” from The Wiz. Watch below.

 

 

And pop/dance diva Deborah Cox performed “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” as well as a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody:”

 

(h/t Variety)


          Former Pro Bowler Brandon Browner pleads no contest to attempted murder      Cache   Translate Page      

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A 23-year-old Los Angeles man has been accused of abusing his 4-year-old daughter for several weeks before she died Sunday night, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $4.5-million plan Tuesday to reduce the strain on the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which responds to devastating incidents such as the Woolsey fire but also provides 24-hour emergency services across 2,300 square miles.

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BRUSH, WITH DEATH, presented by Charles Zeltzer, PhD at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, Sacquety Hall

January 13, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm
Each one of us, as we age, encounters death in increasingly intimate ways. Almost five years ago I endured a heart attack — an acute and dangerous event that was a powerful psychological and spiritual encounter with my mortality. Prior to the attack I had a number of dreams, which in retrospect I realized predicted exactly what occurred. Several dreams post- attack deepened my understanding of the meaning of the event. While recuperating I painted these images that arose from the depths. One day, while I was sitting with paintbrush in hand, the thought came that I would give a presentation based on my experiences. And then the title popped into my mind: Brush, With Death.  In this presentation I will discuss this fateful and numinous encounter, how I worked with this experience of the living psyche, and its implications for both my life and death. I hope to further open the discussion of these matters in all of our lives, and to give a glimpse of how one person, who is engaged with the unconscious, works with deep and fateful inner material.Charles T. Zeltzer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and has been a certified Jungian analyst since 1992. He is currently in private practice, with offices in Ventura and Santa Monica, California. Charles was the Director of Training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He was a long-time member of the editorial board of the Jungian journal Psychological Perspectives and has been the guest editor for special issues on Jung and the East, and fairy tales. He has spoken throughout the United States and Europe on the body in relation to the inner journey of encountering early trauma and has lectured on many aspects of the religious dimension of the psyche. These include alchemy, Kundalini Yoga, the Roman Catholic Mass as an alchemical process, and the role of the alchemical god Mercurius in our everyday lives. Charles has specialized in leading seminars on Jung’s alchemical works, including a 13-year, line-by-line discussion of Jung’s magnum opus, Mysterium Coniunctionis.See More

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          IGN Fan Fest: Celebrate the Year in Games with IGN This December      Cache   Translate Page      
Come celebrate the year in games with IGN. Your favorite gaming personalities will be there and we want you to join us Friday, December 7 in Los Angeles, California.
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Troy Carter has helped launch the careers of musicians such as Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor.Legendary Los Angeles music manager and venture capitalist Troy Carter spoke at Business Insider's IGNITION Conference Tuesday afternoon in NYC.
          Atlanta Hawks fans try to troll Kevin Durant with “Draymond Hates You!” chant      Cache   Translate Page      

This has been a slightly rougher start to the season than anticipated for the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant. One of the biggest stories of the season’s first month was the feud that sparked between  Durant and Draymond Green following an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. After Green ignored Durant and attempted […]

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           Gallery: Cutting edge concepts, revamped legends and standout cars of the 2018 LA Auto Show       Cache   Translate Page      

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New Atlas spent the bulk of last week attending the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened to the public over the weekend and runs through Sunday, December 9. The show is a bit more low-key than in past years, but it still has its fair share of major car debuts and appearances, bringing together over a century of automotive design. The cars of this year's show include classics from the deep past, modernized icons of the present, and visions of the near and distant future.

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The California African American Museum was home to celebrities, AIDs activists, and trailblazers in Los Angeles, on Saturday night, for the “Heroes in the Struggle” Black AIDS Institute Gala. The special evening aims to raise awareness and funds for the epidemic that infects nearly 40,000 people a year despite having the tools to prevent further spreading. […]
          Former Pro Bowler Brandon Browner pleads no contest to attempted murder      Cache   Translate Page      

Former Pro Bowl defensive back Brandon Browner pleaded no contest to attempted murder and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child during a hearing Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pomona.

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[Source: Los Angeles Times] Workers at architecture firm and general contractor Walker Workshop have planned and built high-end homes from Long Island to the Hollywood Hills. But planning for retirement and building savings is another story. Like many small business, the 16-employee Los Angeles company doesn’t offer a pension or 401(k) plan. Starting in January, Read More...
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Todd McNair’s legal fight with the NCAA isn’t over.

Attorneys for the former USC running backs coach filed a motion in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday seeking a new trial in McNair’s long-running defamation lawsuit.

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          TORCH SONG Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; Michael Urie to Lead National Tour      Cache   Translate Page      
The acclaimed production ofHarvey Fierstein's Torch Songwill end its run at the Hayes Theater 240 West 44thStreet prior to embarking on a national tour launching fall 2019 at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. The national tour will starMichael Urie, reprising his lauded Broadway performance as Arnold Beckoff.
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          Yum? A museum devoted to disgusting food opens in Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
The Disgusting Food Museum

Durian. Escamoles. Mouse wine and Jell-O salad. Every food culture eats something that most likely freaks everybody else out. That is the subject being explored at the Disgusting Food Museum, which runs from Sunday through Feb. 17 at downtown’s A+D Architecture and Design...


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The Nevada vs USC game is up for 4:30 PM EST later today evening. The game is going to be happening at the Galen Center of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. This is going to be an extremely important game. You just can’t miss this one out. Both teams have a […]

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Florida Man Claims Sheriff Held Him for ICE for More Than Two Weeks Despite Proof of U.S. Citizenship
By MOLLY OLMSTEAD
Slate
DEC 04, 201812:24 PM

 A screengrab from an ACLU video about the case. Brown looks into the camera earnestly.

A Florida man born in Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit alleging Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained him for weeks and prepared for his deportation to Jamaica, despite numerous documented complaints that he was a U.S. citizen and had only been to the island nation once on a one-day stop on a cruise years ago.

Peter Sean Brown, who filed the lawsuit Monday, had turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in April for a probation violation after testing positive for marijuana. But rather than being released a few days later or given a court date, according to the lawsuit, he was handed over to ICE and mocked by agents who refused to listen to his protestations. When he was finally released 22 days later, he had lost his job at his job at a Key West, Florida, restaurant.

According to the Washington Post, Monroe County is one of a dozen Florida counties that entered an agreement with ICE in which ICE promised to compensate sheriffs financially for holding “criminal aliens” already in their custody for ICE to pick them up. The ACLU, which with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Los Angeles-based law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has filed the suit for Brown, has contended that the agreement violates basic policing principles that will sweep up citizens like Brown and expose them to unjust and lengthy detentions.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, accuses Richard Ramsey, the sheriff of Monroe County, of unlawfully arresting and detaining a U.S. citizen.

According to Brown’s lawsuit, when he was booked in the county jail, his fingerprints were sent off to the FBI to verify his criminal records. Those fingerprints reached ICE, which sent the sheriff a detainer request asking his office to hold Brown. Officers told a confused Brown that he was going to be deported to Jamaica—a country where he knew no one—and he protested that he was a U.S. citizen and offered to provide a birth certificate as proof. He had his friend call the jail to tell them they were holding the wrong person, but the jail told the friend to relay the information to ICE, and the officers told Brown they would hold him on retainer regardless of whether he produced a birth certificate. According to the lawsuit, the inmate file maintained by the sheriff would have confirmed that Brown was born in the U.S.

Brown continued to plead with officers to look into his citizenship, but the officers mocked him, according to the lawsuit. He filed a series of written complaints, but a lieutenant told him, “it is not up to us to determine the validity of the ICE hold,” the complaint alleges. When he eventually went to court, the judge ordered the end of his detention for the probation violation, but the sheriff’s office arrested him again and returned him to the jail for the ICE request, according to the complaint.

More than three weeks after he was booked, Brown was transferred to ICE custody and taken to the Krome immigrant detention center in Miami. There, he told the agents he was a citizen, and they agreed to look at his birth certificate. His roommate emailed the document, and ICE finally released him, only after confiscating all the documents they had given him to do with his impending deportation, according to the lawsuit.

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported the case of a U.S. citizen who was held for more than a year in an ICE facility. The paper’s investigation found that ICE had released more than 1,400 people from custody since 2012 after investigating their citizenship claims.

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Maeve Cohen, Co-director of Rethinking Economics, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her organization and its efforts to change economics education. Cohen, who co-founded the Post-Crash Economics Society, argues for a more human-centered approach to economics that would be less confident in its policy prescriptions and more honest about the significance of its underlying assumptions.

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0:33

Intro. [Recording date: November 8, 2018.]

Russ Roberts: Before introducing today's guest, I want to correct an error I made in a recent episode. At the end of the episode with Alan Lightman, I read a quote from Tom Stoppard's play Arcadia. And in the middle of that quote Stoppard's character quotes from the poem "She Walks in Beauty": 'She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies, and all that's best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes'. Four beautiful lines. I pointed out incorrectly that that poet of those lines was Shelley. In fact, it's Lord Byron. They overlapped almost exactly in their lifespan; but that's an inexcusable error, though. I apologize to Lord Byron. And it's a particularly bad mistake because Byron, while not an onstage character in Arcadia, he does get discussed a lot. So he feels like a character. I want to thank listener Larry Guthrie for pointing out my misattribution. We've corrected it in the Highlights.

1:28

Russ Roberts: And now on to today's guest. She is Maeve Cohen, the director of Rethinking Economics, an organization working to reform how economics is taught and understood. And, that reform is our topic for today.... So, how did Rethinking Economics get started?

Maeve Cohen: So, I went to university in 2012--so, quite soon after the global Financial Crisis. And I was also studying politics and philosophy. And it was quite astounding to me, the way that I was being taught these different subjects. So, politics and philosophy was looking at different ways that you could view these things, and drawing on different value bases that you could have and really exploring the discipline like that. Whereas economics was taught as this one way of thinking about economics as if it's fact, with no [?] critical analysis of anything that was happening. And, notably, no mention of the financial crash that had just happened and was affecting a lot of our lives. And so, me, and some fellow students, a group called Post-Crash Economics at the U. of Manchester, to try and reform the curriculum at Manchester. And, at the same time there were groups doing this--we found out after the fact--all across Europe, and now it's all across the world--who were similarly very discontent with the economics that they were learning and wanted to campaign for curriculum reform. So, now we are 53 groups in 25 different countries of students at universities campaigning for curriculum reform.

Russ Roberts: And, you were at Manchester, in England. I don't think your experience would be that much different from a student in the United States. I don't think that the Financial Crisis had much of an impact on how economics is taught in the United States, either. Which I, like you--I find it somewhat surprising. I'm not as shocked by it. I think I'm probably somewhat equally disturbed by that fact as you are, but maybe for different reasons, that we'll explore later on. But, I think what has happened--if I had to guess, and I'm not an expert on this, but if I had to guess--I think most textbooks have responded to it by, say, adding a chapter. They certainly haven't re-thought anything fundamental about the way the curriculum is approached. And, so, I don't think it's much different in the United States than it is there. I think it's the same problem. And, of course, part of the problem is the fact that when you become a professor of economics, as I was for 30 years, you aren't trained in how to teach. You are trained in the ideas of economics. So, the way most of us teach is we go back to our graduate notes, from our notes in the graduate classes we took--because we didn't save our undergrad ones or didn't take very good notes, most of the time--and then we try to dumb those down and match some textbook that we've adopted. I usually didn't have a textbook, didn't use a textbook. But I certainly was heavily influenced by my professors in what I thought was appropriate to teach. And I think that's probably true pretty much everywhere.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. Yes. So, as a thing, contrast to the other disciplines that I was learning, in politics in particular we were giving reading lists, [?] on philosophy. Reading lists of lots of different thinkers exploring different ideas from different viewpoints. Whereas in economics, there's no reading list. You just get the Mankiw textbook and [?]--that's what makes up your class. And it doesn't encourage any sort of critical thought of it. It's just presented to you as this value-free science: that, this is what economics is; this is what economics always has been. Which--yeah--we feel doesn't produce the critical thinkers that we need. And when we are facing such stark economic crises like the global Financial Crash or like the ecological crises that we face, the [?] massive wealth and income inequality--yeah, this lack of ability to think critically about economics is, we feel, perpetuated in these problems.

6:01

Russ Roberts: I think most economists like to think of themselves as like physicists, but applying their tools to human beings instead of, say, atoms. And so, in physics, there would be no reason to read Newton. And so, similarly--because it's all subsumed. Everything that was right in Newton, we still teach; and everything that was wrong, we've dropped; obviously, there were things that were wrong but not capturing what we now know is a richer story. And we try to do that in economics as well. We say, 'Well, we don't have to read Adam Smith any more, because what was good in Adam Smith we've kept, and what was bad or wrong, we've rejected.' As if economics advances like physics does, through empirical testing and rejection of things that don't match the data. But, as I think you are arguing, that's really not what economics is doing.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. So, economics is a social science, and it's impossible to get rid of the complexity of it. It's impossible to strip it down to, like, a linear equation or to say that this is what happens--so, this model works in the United Kingdom therefore it will work absolutely everywhere. It's just not possible to do that. And, obviously, economics has developed from there, and there's loads of really interesting and nuanced work going on in the world of economics; but the problem is, we do not teach that to our undergraduates. And undergraduates are incredibly influential. Like, most people who study undergraduate economics will not go on to do a Master's or a Ph.D. They will go on to work in a bank or lead a big business or work in the media--

Russ Roberts: or vote--

Maeve Cohen: or work around a policy table. And yeah, yeah, yeah. And they have this really basic knowledge of economics. It's not representative of the world, and isn't particularly helpful in a lot of really important scenarios. And it creates this sort of economic common sense within society which is actually not helping us address some of the most pressing problems of our time.

Russ Roberts: It raises an interesting question--and this is a side-note. But, you make me think about the fact that Psychology, which is a very popular undergraduate major in the United States and I think elsewhere--I wonder how, the way academic undergraduate psychology is taught in universities affects our daily lives through people believing certain things about how the world works that--might be true, but might not be. How we see ourselves. It's a really interesting, I think not fully-explored question about how undergraduate curriculum issues get transferred into daily life.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. Definitely. And I think particularly with the discipline of economics. Because, economics is such an influential force within society. And, for example, if you are arguing for a policy--you've just had mid-term elections--you are arguing for a policy--most of these policies have to be backed up with economic reasoning. So, we have to be like, 'Yeah, but is it good for the economy?' And, so, what the sort of economic common sense is, within society, is really important. Because it allows, em, basically allows politicians to wield--and this is solved; maybe it's a different point about how economics is inaccessible and how a lot of the population are unable to engage with economics, so they have to sort of take this, this, this version of economics as given, because they are not encouraged to think about these things or it's not spoken about in a language that people can relate to or understand or relate to their lived experiences. But it creates this huge, hugely powerful discipline that's incredibly opaque. And that in turn can create massive democratic deficits. Which is another huge problem. So, I think: Yes, there is a problem, I'm sure in so many disciplines. Definitely Psychology; and that's really interesting. I hadn't thought of that. But because economics is such a powerful force in the world, I think it's particularly dangerous within[?] an economic curricula.

10:12

Russ Roberts:

Russ Roberts: And I agree. I think--even though we probably, you are going to see--we disagree on a lot of things; but so many we do agree on, which is I think extremely interesting. I want to summarize what I think are two of the key points that you've made so far that I think capture what I see as the approach that you are pushing. And again, I'm not--I'm totally in agreement with these. One is to make people aware that there are other schools of economic thought. In history. So, the history of economic thought, seems, should matter, as well as the diversity of thought in the current day. And then, secondly, the implication that it's value-free. Not--I think some of it is value-free, in the following sense. I think there are fundamental principles of human behavior that are agreed on by people on the Left and the Right. Even though they might disagree about what the implications of those fundamentals are, or how they get discussed in policy. So, for example, I think no matter what kind of flavor of economist you are, you might accept the fact that people respond to incentives. You might disagree about what the incentives are--

Maeve Cohen: Yeah.

Russ Roberts: You might disagree about the importance of monetary versus non-monetary incentives. I think economics of different political stripes can agree that much of what we see in the world we see around us is emergent rather than designed from the top down. Although there's, I think a lot of--there is some nuance there that people do disagree on. But the aggregation of behavior into what economics call markets is a shorthand for, um, how we interact, is useful. Now, we might disagree about how well they work. We might disagree about whether they should be left alone and what that actually means. But, to me, those are the two cornerstones of economics of any flavor. Which is: People respond to incentives. Which also implies that there is cost to action. There is foregone opportunities. Those two things, I think are undeniable. They have nothing to do with whether you are Marxist or neo-Keynesian or an Austrian. And then that--when we act, together, things happen that aren't just the sum of our individual actions. That there's a complexity that makes policy design challenging. And that we see all around us, that's hard to fully grasp without thinking about it in some depth. So: Do we agree on those things?

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. For sure. I think on the sort of complexity issue, yeah, I completely agree with you. I think that that is another issue that is not translated as well as it could be, in undergraduate curricula. Just, you are given a lot of, like, simple--well, not simple--they are quite complicated--but you're given a lot of problems that's, models, that don't really take complexity as the issue as well--yeah, they don't explain that as well as they could, I think. But, yes, I do agree with you.

Russ Roberts: Yeah, on that point, I once gave a talk to a group of Ph.D. economists--a high level, well-trained group of people. And I was talking about emergent order. And they were bored out of their minds. They said, 'Oh, look, we know all this: markets work.' And that wasn't my point at all. It turned out. But the way we have been trained as economists to think about complexity is: 'Oh, it's supply and demand, and we know how that works.' As if that stark, blackboard model--which I love, by the way: I have a lot of affection for supply and demand; I think it's a powerful, simplifying tool. But it is only a tool. It is only a simplification. It doesn't capture the richness of how our interactions actually work in the real world. It's a crude attempt to get at something that's important. But I think most economists think, 'Well, that is how--that's actually the real world.' And that's a terrible error.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. No. Well, I definitely agree. Like, supply and demand, and the market, and all of these things are incredibly useful. And using these tools have helped economies. And--yeah--helped people achieve great things. And done a lot of good in the world. But, yeah, the point that I try and make and the point that we're about is that it's not the only tool that you can use and actually in some circumstances and for some problems it's really not useful at all. And if we are wanting economists, of people who are economically literate, to be creating a better world for us all, they need to know more than just that sort of--yeah, that simplistic model.

15:05

Russ Roberts: So, two of the things that are behind "Rethinking Economics," your organization, are, you call democratizing economics and economic pluralism. What do you mean by those terms, and why are they important?

Maeve Cohen: So, by 'pluralism,' we mean, um, yeah--exposing students to the different schools of thought that are out there. And that's--that's--yeah--looking at first Keynesianism, looking at feminist economics, looking at ecological economics. And, and, and looking at the values that underpin each, em, as well as looking at the values that underpin mainstream economics. And then, yeah, being able to engage with these schools of thought--where they've come from and where they've got to, why they think the way that they think. And what that means for policy implications. Em, and then for democratizing economics. So, this is something--em--I touched on earlier about how we have a whole population of people that aren't included in these economic discussions. So, they don't--economics is so jargon-laden and elitist that a lot of people aren't able to engage with it. And then we get all these policy recommendations, policy proposals backed up by economic reasoning[?], and people don't understand the reasoning, so they are voting for policies that they don't understand. And that creates this massive democratic deficit. On the democratizing economics point, we have actually, so, an assisted charity called--because we realized it's basically impossible to reform university curricula--and democratize economics at the same time. So, we have assisted charity now called 'Economy' who make--they are just based in the United Kingdom, but they do a lot of work on making economics accessible. And crash courses for adults. They do a lot of work in schools. And they have website that sort of de-jargons the news. So, we've stepped away from that a bit now because it was too big a task to do--

Russ Roberts: Well, let's talk about the curriculum. Because, I think--again, ironically, when you listed those, some of things, approaches, that people aren't exposed to--my first thought is: 'But those are wrong!' and of course, you look at some things I'd like to see more; and I think, 'But those are wrong.' And I think, one of the lessons--

Maeve Cohen: But in a way that's not really the point--

Russ Roberts: It's not--

Maeve Cohen: Like, you don't have to be a feminist economist to benefit from the fact that actually, by understanding by that theory works and how it gets to the conclusions that it gets to--that in itself is an exercise that is useful, that is an exercise that helps you think critically and think more creatively. It's not just learning something by rote. It's engaging with the core of what that theory is. So, we--yeah--so, for example, we champion, like, teaching students feminist economics, for example. But then we also champion teaching students Austrian economics. Which is like, on the political spectrum, the opposite side.

Russ Roberts: Yeah--

Maeve Cohen: Because, there's a lot can be gained from these insights. And a lot can be gained from just doing the exercise of just actually trying to understand, why, when you hold these assumptions to be true, that we get these outcomes. Compared to holding these assumptions to be true and getting these outcomes. They are exercised, in and of itself, will create better, more thoughtful economists, we feel.

Russ Roberts: Well, I agree with that. When I was saying, 'That's the wrong kind,' I was being a bit facetious--

Maeve Cohen: --yeah. Yeah.

Russ Roberts: satirical. But I think, you know, one of the lessons here is humility: that you, one, me, person, does not have access to The Truth. And I just say, as an aside: When listeners write me and say, 'You have to interview so-and-so, because he or she has this model of how the world works that's correct.' And I always want to say, 'Well, I always think'--there's no one model that's exactly right. And people who are going to around saying--you learn some things sometimes from those people. But, they are also a little bit dangerous, because--

Maeve Cohen: Mmmhmm--

Russ Roberts: they are evangelists. And evangelism has value, as long as you are aware that you are evangelist. I think a lot of evangelists don't realize that. In economics, anyway. I don't know--leave aside the religious piece of that. But--

19:24

Russ Roberts: So, I think it's extremely helpful to be aware that you don't have a monopoly on the truth, whatever your value system is. And, in principle, your organization has the opportunity to do that. But you do have, also, a direct--you are trying to build a curriculum, I understand, that would be the richer or different than the current standard one: you mentioned Mankiw, whose textbook--and it is very good textbook for describing a particular kind of economics. Greg [Mankiw] would disagree with that, I think. He would say, 'No, it's just the truth.' But, I'm sympathetic to your approach. What is your organization doing in the area of curriculum, design, or implementation?

Maeve Cohen: So, we do--so, as I say, we were born of--well we are a student movement. And we are working in different ways. So, we try and produce research that shows that there is a problem. So, we produced a book called the Econocracy that was looking at 7 different universities in the United Kingdom and examining their curricula. And then we have student groups in different countries that have done the same. Their universities--the groups in the Netherlands have done it; Norwegians have done it--there's individual universities have done it as well. The Danes are doing it. The [?] which are exciting. So we are trying to do that. And we try and create alternatives. So, we produced a reader--an introduction to pluralist economics that was edited by our students. So, that looked at 11 different schools of thought and that--the point of that was, because of this problem of a lack of reading lists, that could be something that could complement economic courses and could quite an easy win for professors: it's just like, 'This is in the university library. Explore these different ways of thinking about university--about economics--sorry.' And then the students can also learn that as a tool for learning about new schools of thought. But, with regards to creating a curricula--this is--we are not really prescriptive. We don't want to say, like--like you say, we don't want to be the people saying that this is the way that you've got to do it. Every single university is different. We are in 25 different countries, as I say; and different--different models and different ways of thinking of the economy, more suitable for different countries. So, we haven't created a curriculum. Firstly, because we don't have the capacity, the amount of time and effort and knowledge and all of those things that take--we are a compending[?] organization, so we don't have those resources. And we only have 5 members of staff, even though we have hundreds and hundreds of volunteers. But, all of us, our groups are autonomous groups. And some of them are working on developing curriculas at their own universities. And it's more of creating sort of broader strokes: these are the things that you need to include; these are, it's just like the starting point if you are going to teach undergraduates economics. Yeah, for example, History of Economic Thought is an essential part of that economic history, is an essential part of the--em. So, we haven't, and we aren't going to create a template curriculum for people, because we don't really think that that's the way to go. It's more of encouraging our students to compare[?] at their own universities and do the projects that they feel would be most beneficial to them. So, some of them will be creating curricula. And some of our students are currently teaching curricula at universities that they've created and off the back of their love of pluralism. But, yeah--it's not a sort of over-arching thing that we're creating.

23:17

Russ Roberts: So, you mentioned two things. One, very quickly, in passing I just want to emphasize the distinction and their individual importance, which is History of Economic Thought and Economic History--

Maeve Cohen: yeah--

Russ Roberts: It's remarkable how uninformed we all around about economic history. Certainly--I got my Ph.D. in 1981. And I think I was one of the last--I don't think it's true any more, but--this was at the University of Chicago--and we were required to take, I think two economic history classes. I doubt that's true any more. It's certainly not true at most universities, and maybe almost at none. And that's a shame. Although, it's certainly more important I think for undergraduates, and for, as you say, sort of everyday people who have a, who've absorbed some kind of economic worldview, either from their coursework or their, just the air around them, the zeitgeist, to have some understanding of economic history. And, one of the things I find depressing about the United States--I don't think it's--well, you'll tell me if it's true in the United Kingdom and elsewhere--but we have this, um, this thing called the Advanced Placement Exam where high school students can get credit for college level classes by taking an exam; and then they don't have to--in theory don't have to take a class, if they get a high enough score, when they get to college. And, those--I don't think I would do very well in those exams. Which is either--I don't know if it says something about me or the exam or both. But, you know, my kids took them. And they would come and ask me questions, you know, in practicing for those. And I--some of them, [?] I would just say, 'I have no idea.' And I would give the answer; and they would say, 'Well, that's wrong. It turns out it's 3. It's c, not b.' And I'd say, 'Beats me.' So, one of the--that's a problem. That's a little strange. But the point I want to make that's, beside that fact that it treats economics as like it's just a set of facts and results, like physics, is it's extremely free of any context or economic history or complexity about the point you made earlier: that something might work in this country; it might not work elsewhere. It treats everything as if, like, the law of gravity: that it will work in Pisa, Italy as well as Manhattan. And that's just not true. And it's a terrible encouragement to, I think, wrong thinking.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. Yeah. I completely agree with all of that. The instance of multiple choice exams is--truly shocking. So, I was a [?] student. I left school at 16, and I didn't go to university until I was 25. And I had this idea of what university would be like: And university was going to be this place where everybody was talking openly with each other and examining their disciplines, and, like, bouncing ideas off each other--

Russ Roberts: [?] and dmahhhom[?], dmahhhom[?]

Maeve Cohen: And I got there and Econ 101, multiple choice exam was like--

Russ Roberts: [?]dmahhhom[?]

Maeve Cohen: this is nuts. This is not what I thought university would be. And it's quite depressing, really.

Russ Roberts: Yeah. That's a side-problem, I would say. Which is the focus on results rather than ways of thinking.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. And it's really difficult--

Russ Roberts: And that's what multiple choice does.

Maeve Cohen: It's really difficult. So, particularly in the United Kingdom, well, now, now that we've got--tuition fees have risen dramatically in the last few years. And that's the main source of revenue for universities, so that they--they have huge amounts of students coming to study these courses. So, in my Econ 101, there was like 600 students. And it's a real, real problem. Like, how do you critically engage with 600 students? Like, how do you examine that amount of students? So, this is where the multiple choice exams have come from--

Russ Roberts: Yep--

Maeve Cohen: and I can completely understand the constraints on academics; and it must be--it's really hard to square the circle. But, I mean, but it's essential if you want a functioning society, I think.

Russ Roberts: Yeah. I taught Principles of Economics at UCLA [University of California, Los Angeles] to 350 people, and I--I made a few decisions at the beginning of the class. One was I would not use a microphone. Which was challenging. But it kept my energy level up. When you are going to talk in a room with 350 people, you better have a high energy level.

Maeve Cohen: Well, [?], yeah, yeah.

Russ Roberts: Because otherwise you start mumbling in front of the room; and 310 of 350 are sleeping. But the other thing I tried to do, which--I don't know if it worked or not but I think this is extremely important--is that I tried to have conversation about the questions we were looking at with those 350 students. Of course, you can't let every person participate. And most of them don't want to. But there were probably 30-50 of those students who would interact with me in one--30 or so in any one class. Or 20. And then, it wouldn't always be the same, every class. But it's not so much that only 20 people got to talk. Three hundred fifty people got to hear a conversation, just like we're having right now. And I think it's the exchange of ideas and the way of thinking like an economist which is so much more important than what's the ratio of the, what's the marginal rate, definition of the marginal rate of substitution, today, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah. And so, giving over--you know, when I was a teacher, the thing that used to bother me the most, the parallel I would make was to astronomy. So, in astronomy you have this unbelievable, magical, awesome, wondrous poetry of the nighttime sky. But that's not what you learn in astronomy. What you learn in undergraduate astronomy when I took it is the dumbed-down version of graduate astronomy. Which is a bunch of results which I could just spit back on an exam. Whereas, the life-changing classes in any field, or the ones that get you to see the world through a different lens--and that's what I think economics should be and often isn't. Which is tragic.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. Exactly. And it really depresses me. I don't--I'm sure you've experienced this in your day, your apply[?] your whatever, and somebody asks you what you do, and you are like, 'Oh, I work in economics.' And they just go blank. And they are not interested. And there is this sense in society that economics is boring. People understand it's really important, but they also think it's boring. And it's like, 'Oh, my God, it's just not boring at all!' And then you talk to them a bit more in depth about it, and people are always engaged by--usually pretty engaged and excited. And it is--society has done this incredibly good job of making this incredibly dynamic and exciting discipline seem super-boring. And, that's--yeah--quite depressing for people like us, I'm sure.

Russ Roberts: Yeah. My favorite is, a woman was next to me on a plane, and she asked me what I was going to do, and I said to her I was an economist, and she said, 'That's too bad. My husband isn't here. He loves the stock market.'--

Maeve Cohen: oh, no--

Russ Roberts: And I wanted to say 'Well, that wouldn't have helped. I don't know much about the stock market.' And, but that's what people think. The other one I like is 'That must be handy around tax time.' Well, I hate filling out my taxes. And I'm not good at it. And that's what accountants and tax preparers do. Not economists. But, yeah....

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. I'm terrible at money--

Russ Roberts: Yeah. Exactly. Terrible--

Maeve Cohen: People always say to me, 'Oh, that's really funny because you're an economist'--

Russ Roberts: 'An economist'--

Maeve Cohen: Yeah.

Russ Roberts: It's not--yeah. I tried for a while to give a different answer. And I think I have forgotten: There was a period in my life where I would just, instead of saying I was an economist, I would, I would say something like--I forget what it was, but it might have been something like: 'Oh, what do you do?' 'Well, I'm interested in how things work from the bottom up rather than the top down, and how things emerge that are the product of our actions together but not any one person.' 'Oh, well, that's interesting. What does that mean?' Whereas, if you say you're an economist, it's over. Usually.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah.

Russ Roberts: It's usually the end of the conversation.

31:31

Russ Roberts: One of the things that gives me hope, and I don't know how you feel about it, and your organization, but certainly with the existence of the web today, people have access to so much more than what they are spoon-fed or force-fed by their professors. So, isn't that some cause for celebration?

Maeve Cohen: Oh, for sure. I mean, we wouldn't exist as a company--in fact, there's been iterations of companies doing similar stuff since the 1970s. I think one of the reasons why we've had such staying power is, yeah, because of the Internet. And because there is so much--when people get in touch with those, we can point them in the direction of loads of different resources. And we're talking [?] about exploring economics, which is, there's a network of, if German groups doing this same thing, and that this is one of their projects, and they have this website called 'Exploring Economics,' which has loads of online courses looking at different schools of thought, loads of different resources that we can point our students in the direction of; and yet it's, it's incredible. And we can communicate online. We can have a little reading group, discussion things, that are happening online. Yeah. It's--yeah--very grateful for the Internet.

Russ Roberts: And people can listen to EconTalk. Which--

Maeve Cohen: Exactly.

Russ Roberts: Hearing our voices right now is certainly taking advantage of the Internet. Almost certainly.

32:56

Russ Roberts: Before we leave some of these issues, I want to just go back to something you mentioned at the very beginning. You talked about how the genesis of your interest in these topics was in the aftermath of the financial crisis and that you were involved in something--the post-crash something--what was it?

Maeve Cohen: The Economic Society.

Russ Roberts: So, what do you feel, and what did you sense from people who were passionate about that at the time? What do you think was the mistake that was made, post-Crash? What was the opportunity that was missed, and certainly in the teaching of economics?

Maeve Cohen: Well, I think that after the Crash, lots of people went to study economics because it was so abundantly apparent that economics was super-important and was having a massive impact on people's lives. So, this is so, a perception of economics students that they--yeah, into the stock market and they just want to go and work in the city. But, actually, I don't think that that's true in general, but particularly at this time there was lots of people, and there are still lots of people going on to study economics because they want to do some social good. And, because of the way that it was taught to us as just this sort of abstract theory, that was completely detached from people and society, it lost a lot of those people along the way. Those people either became, em--they sort of forgot the reason they got involved in the first place. Or they dropped out or changed their major or whatever it is that they did. But I think the big mistake that was made after the Crash with economics education and the big mistake that's still being made is that there are lots of people that are--both the students are really thirsty for knowledge and want to do social good. And by detaching economics from people, which is how it is presented in most undergraduates, it's doing those people a disservice. And therefore doing society a disservice.

Russ Roberts: Yeah. There was an enormous interest, certainly here in the United States, I think after the Crisis. Because, we had had this prolonged period of economic--I would call it stability, slow or pretty good growth for a while--the recessions that we'd had were relatively small. Of course, people were affected by them. I didn't[?] they were small. But, for the economy as a whole, most individuals did pretty well. And there was nothing like this in our lifetime. And so, a lot of people I think did get a wake-up call. You know, one of them was John Papola, the filmmaker who contacted me, and we made the Keynes-Hayek rap videos. Really, those happened because--

Maeve Cohen: Hah, hah, hah, hah? Did you make that?

Russ Roberts: I did. With John.

Maeve Cohen: Oh, my God. That's great.

Russ Roberts: Thank you. But John--that wouldn't have happened without this film-maker--I was working in television at the time, started reading and thinking, 'I've got to figure out what's going on. Like, this is weird, this stuff.' So, I think a lot of people got galvanized. And if it hadn't been for the Internet, you know, they would have pulled out some not-so-exciting book called "Economics" that they found in a library. Would have put it down pretty quickly because it's not very accessible, as you've been saying. But for me--

Maeve Cohen: But yet this--Sorry to go on--

Russ Roberts: No, I just say, for me, and EconTalk, one of the reasons, one of the silver linings of the Crisis, was it did get a lot of people interested in what economics is. They struggled to gain access to it. As you pointed out. But, it does cause--it was a wake-up call for a lot of folks who weren't academics. Who weren't university students. Just say. And I want to know what happened. I want to understand it. In contrast to, say, the Great Depression, which was a similar event--much worse. But, at that time, if you think about being an individual in 1933, when unemployment I think was about 25% in the United States, or just absolutely horrific: What would you do if you want to understand it? You know, there was nothing to do. And here, we live in this time--doesn't mean everything's great--but at least we live in a time when people can explore things in unimagined ways compared to the past.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. Definitely. And: Academics can use this stuff to educate the students. And I think this is a real shame, itself, the structure of academia, is there's so much weight is put on research and producing good research that the teaching, like you were saying: You don't get proper training to be a teacher. And that sort of how you engage students. I mean, I had a few professors who were incredible and obviously really passionate about how they input so much thought into it. But they are few and far between. And if you have got all these pressures on you as an academic to produce research, you've got all of this, this bureaucracy that you've got to do with these students, then actually creating a course that's engaging and using things like, [?], which seems really obvious, is--you just don't have the time to do that. And so you do end up just teaching the same slides[?] you've been teaching for the last 10 years. They are just not engaging or interesting at all. And that's a real shame.

38:07

Russ Roberts: The other point is that--and I brought this up again; I bring it up as often as I can, I guess--in a recent episode with Anat Admati we were talking about the Crisis. And, unfortunately, many economics benefit either explicitly or implicitly from the status quo. They either hope to work for the Federal Reserve; they maybe consult on Wall Street. And so, they are somewhat compromised. And, we think of ourselves, economists, as these detached observers of the human scene. But, of course, we have our own self-interest. And I referenced then and will mention again now a conversation with Luigi Zingales, who makes this point, I think very eloquently, many, many times, and it can't be emphasized enough: Economists act like they are just these doctors who come in to repair and heal the economy. And, of course, we're not. We're something like doctors, but more like doctors who--you know, I have imperfect knowledge of how the body works, and who benefit, as sometimes doctors do, too, from certain types of treatment as opposed to others. So, I think it's just really valuable to be aware of that when you are listening to people give policy advice and other things.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah, and it's also a matter of the lack of diversity within the discipline. I mean, the vast majority of economists are middle class white men; and their lived experience is significantly different to the lived experiences of massive swathes of society. And so we can't hope for those people in those sections of society to be representative in policy decisions. So, this whole point of democratizing economics, that whole branch of what we do, one of the main driving forces behind our--is because we want to make economics relevant to people's lives and show them how exciting it is, and encourage them to out and study economics so that we can get a more diverse set of voices around the policy table. Which I think is--yeah, I mean, that's a huge task. But yeah--speaks to what you were saying of it.

Russ Roberts: Now, why do you say, 'Economics is detached from people?' That's a theme on your website, various versions of that. What does that mean to you? What do you mean by that phrase?

Maeve Cohen: So, we talk about individual agents maximizing utility, in a market. And there's no people in that. So, we look at the rational agent. And I'm certainly not rational. So, my--does that agent represent me? There's no talk of humans, really. It's--yeah. It seems that we're looking at the math and the theory and we are forgetting that actually these are people doing what people do, a massively complex dance. And, by not talking about the people within it, we make it less relayable and less human, and less embedded in the world.

Russ Roberts: But I think it's more than that. It's not just that it's not so relatable. And, we have to concede--you know, there has been a growth in Behavioral Economics, which does try to introduce some more complexity into individual choice, at least. I don't know how much of it has made it into mainstream curriculum. Do you have a feel about that?

Maeve Cohen: Yeah; I mean, it's getting there. There are aspects of progress with Behavioral Economics, for sure.

Russ Roberts: Yeah. I just don't know--I don't think it's--it's not embedded in teaching. It's sort of an aside. Like, 'Oh, by the way, this isn't complete--'

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. Not like a whole curricula. Yeah--

Russ Roberts: It's not obvious you can do that. But, I guess the issue for me, to take your critique about agents, rational agents, I think there's two things that bother me about that. It's not so much the behavioral part. It's not so much that I occasionally make mistakes--which, of course, I do; and we all do. We're all human. I think it's the--when you teach that model over and over again, that, it's basically--I want to give your critique its full due. It's basically saying that, you know, people are like programmable robots; we just have to get the incentives right. And I'm sympathetic to that point. Incentives matter a lot, as I said earlier. But I think once you start thinking of people like robots, you tend to start thinking of--or as programmable or as influenceable, which of course they are--you start to then start thinking that, 'Oh, yeah; and therefore I can make society better off by doing X. Because I can see--I know how people respond, and then I'll get this aggregated impact; and I can just add up all that utility or happiness or whatever we call it.' And I think that's a fundamental misunderstanding of the human enterprise. It's particularly materialistic. It particularly emphasizes stuff over how we experience life. You know, one of the things that, in last 2 or 3 years I've started thinking about a lot is the communal part of our lives, what I call our longing to belong. That our desire to connect with other human beings. It's totally absent from economic modeling other than in the corners of, you know, Gary Becker's work or others who are doing what has been called Economic Sociology. And, that seems to be missing out on like an enormous part of human wellbeing. And by focusing on the measurable stuff-which is--I understand the desire--we're missing an enormous part of the human experience.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. And I would--yeah. I totally agree with that. And I would go further than that. Like, I think what is happening to our environment is a consequence of that. Because, it's not quantifiable. You can't put--you can't put a number on the environment. And that means we've not been able to accurately analyze the issues, accurately understand or provide solutions to the issues that we are creating. Because it's just--yeah. It's outside of the [?] of the tools that we are using. And to do that effectively--and of course, you can doctor the tools you are using and try and fit bits in here and there. But [?] would be that, fundamentally that way of looking at the world is not the best way to look at our environmental problems. There are other tools we should be and can be using.

44:24

Russ Roberts: So, I want to stretch myself here, and try to critique my usual view of things. And get your reaction. So, in the United States we have this phenomenon--I'm sure you have it there as well in the United Kingdom, but I think it's more pervasive here. Which is, what are called Big Box stores. So, we have these enormous retailers, like WalMart, Home Depot, Lowes. And I love them. I love them all. I confess. I really do love them--in some dimension, anyway. I enjoy shopping there. They are phenomenal places, just to be walking around in. They are brightly lit, and their stuff is cheap, and there's a ton of stuff. Yeah--I'll never forget; I think I've told this story before, about I showed up late for--my plane was delayed and I had to give a speech somewhere, and instead of getting picked up at 7pm I got picked up at midnight; and my bag was lost, so I had no clothes. And the person who picked me up said, 'Do you want to go--do you want to get something to eat?' And I said, 'No, I need to get something to wear.' And so we went to a Super-Wal-Mart. I'd never been in one. That was about 10 years ago; and I still haven't been in one since, because they don't them--we don't let them happen around here, outside Washington, D.C. much. But it was an extraordinary experience. It was 1 o'clock in the morning. It looked like daytime, because it was lit like--it looked like I was near the surface of the sun. And they had everything I needed. And it was cheap. I bought a shaver. And I bought underwear. And I bought a shirt. And I was fine. And it was a glorious, capitalist experience. But--so that's the romance about, in favor. Let's do the romance against, on the other side. The romance against it on the other side is that, you know, small towns that used to have lots of other small retailers now have one giant retailer. It's far away. It's out in the suburb, or it's the wrong side of town where it's cheaper to build a large building. And the texture of daily life is different. Now, I don't romanticize the small-town daily life. Because the stores were not so clean and they didn't have much selection; it was really expensive; there wasn't much competition. There were a lot of negatives, too. But something has been lost by the move toward the larger suburban or exurban retailers. And, as an economist, my first impulse is to say, 'Well, people want to shop at those big stores; we should let them.' And there's issues of subsidies: put those aside for the moment. But, we generally believe in America, and certainly my economics training tells me, that if people choose it, it's for the good. But, something is lost. And the thing--the point I want to make, that I think I have to concede--and people like me, politically, ideologically have to concede--is that, it's not free, that cheap stuff. It changes the texture of daily life. And that, we don't measure. And so, I'm not saying it was a mistake that people make those choices. I'm just saying that the full picture isn't obvious. And I think that's not so good.

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. I mean--yeah. The price mechanism doesn't really work for things like that, because you can't put a price on it. And-yeah. I totally agree. I think that capitalism has brought such wonderful things and increased our living standards to such a great extent--but yeah, this stuff isn't free. And we are creating damage--we are damaging people by always being able to consume things so easily and so cheaply. We are creating pain in other areas of life. And yeah, so Rethinking Economics, I guess that's fundamentally what it's about, is looking at what the damage that currently isn't being measured, is; and how do we begin to incorporate that in our understanding of economics and how do we try and mitigate against some of the worst excesses of that. It's not throwing capitalism out. It's not saying, 'This is a terrible model and it's destroying the world.' It's saying that, 'Yes, some of this stuff is amazing and it's improved our lives massively, but actually there are some huge, gaping flaws here that we need to come look at again.'

48:38

Russ Roberts: So, I want to try and push this Walmart example a little bit. And again, I'm ignoring the fact that Wal-mart gets subsidized sometimes by tax breaks. Of course, other things get subsidized, too. It's really a messy, complicated thing to try to measure those kind of artificial encouragements and discouragements. I just want to think about the following. So, I really love--there's two things I love. I love Amazon. And I love a good book store. And I recognize that Amazon is destroying--has destroyed--lots of bookstores. And, even though I love the fact that I have a zillion books in my house, because of Amazon, and a bunch more on my Kindle, and that I bought those books because they were so inexpensive and easy to get into my house because of the web, I also like occasionally to wander into a physical bookstore and pick up the books and touch them and look at them. And, we all have a temptation to go into those physical bookstores, fondle the books, put them back down, and go home and order from Amazon. And, we would all say, most people would say, 'Well, that's fair. Because that's what markets are about. You make your choices.' But I think we could have a culture, we could have a social norm that says, it's not enough to say, 'I hope everybody else buys their books at the little book store on the corner, because that way I can wander in there every once in a while,' but I'll be buying most of my books at Amazon. But it seems to me we could have a norm that says--again, I don't want to penalize Amazon artificially. I don't want to give them an advantage artificially, either. But I do think we could have a social norm that says, 'If you value that bookstore on the corner, you might want to sacrifice some of your standard of living to shop there, because if you only follow the narrowest of self-interest, it won't be there any more.'

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. And I think that people do. We still have vinyl shops [record stores--Econlib Ed.] in Manchester. Like, we sell at vinyl shops across the world.

Russ Roberts: You'd better explain what those are, Maeve, because most people in America don't know what those--first of all, that's a U.K. word; but it's also out of date. So, explain what that is.

Maeve Cohen: Records--music records. Those big, black disks. We still have--we call them 'vinyls' here; we still have vinyl stores, in the United Kingdom, because people have chosen that--there's other things that they value about listening to music that go beyond just downloading it on Spotify. It's going into the shop, flipping through all the little records; taking out this huge disk with this beautiful cover and they're the things that they value. And I think that there is a huge counterculture and all different aspects. So, in the suburb that I live in, there's this vegan cooperative grocery store--this big store--that is thriving. Like, it does incredibly well. Yeah. Yeah. There's a Morrison's there, which is a big supermarket chain in the United Kingdom: there's a Morrison's next door. So many people go and shop in this vegan cooperative even though it's more expensive, because they value the--they share the same values that this store does. So, I think that, yeah, people do do that. If we could--I think that encouraging those sorts of things is an important part of getting this right; but obviously there are huge systemic barriers to this, so it's not just about individual choice. Like you are saying about Amazon. The ease of it all: there's a lot of things in place that make it far more difficult to do the shopping in the little book store, that we could make some of these things easier for people. I guess.

52:26

Russ Roberts: Yeah: it's a challenge. Because, if you are not careful, you end up supporting legislation that penalizes Amazon; and it's really done to destroy the ability to compete with those smaller players. And, I don't think we ought to do that. I think that's a mistake. I think we shouldn't be artificially helping or hindering anyone. I'm a big fan of creative destruction--despite what I just said. Which is the challenge, I think, of squaring my circle: which is, that I love the idea that the world is dynamic, and I don't want to slow it down too much. But I don't mind if we slow it down through our own choices. We are recording this in the middle of November. And every year, one of the things I absolutely have intellectual problems with is the Christmas holiday shopping argument that we 'need it for the economy.' And, of course, if people decided they wanted to spend more time sitting in front of the fireplace and less time working, and more time with their families, and the economy got a little bit smaller, that would be wonderful if that's what people wanted. If they want to work really have and have lots of--crap--they're entitled, we're entitled; I do plenty of that, too. I'm not being--but this idea that somehow we need it for the economy, it's just absurd. It's just a horrible--

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. It is really dangerous. Obviously, I am sure that you--we disagree on the whole--I don't think I would use the term 'penalizing' Amazon. Penalizing these huge monopolies that have an insane amount of market power. And I do believe in regulation and government intervention to stop that from happening. Particularly with regard to tax, and taxing them fairly. But I think--yeah, this obsession that we have with growth; and a lot of this is born of undergraduate economics education, that a good economy is an economy that grows, is complete fallacy. Yeah. We could actually stand to lose a little growth. We could stand to not--like, the amount of tat, you see at Christmas--the amount of gifts that I get--I'm just like, 'Why would you ever buy this for me?' I don't want this; I don't need this. But it's--yeah--it's good for the economy, so people have got jobs creating this tat; but people have got really badly paid jobs creating stuff that people don't want just so that people can buy more stuff just so the economy can grow. And it is completely backwards, and really destructive on people's livelihoods and just on the state of my livingroom, and yeah, on the environment.

Russ Roberts: Did you say 'tat'?

Maeve Cohen: Tat.

Russ Roberts: How do you spell that?

Maeve Cohen: T-a-t.

Russ Roberts: And how would you translate that, for those who don't speak English? Who only speak American? Junk? Is it junk?

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. Yeah. Just like rubbish. Just like little bits that you don't need.

Russ Roberts: Okay. Glad to get that straight. Love that word. It's like twee--another one of my favorite British words. Which means, I think, adorably, unbearably cute. At least that's what I [?]

Maeve Cohen: Yeah. And like, very traditional--

Russ Roberts: It's like a tchotchke. That would be the Yiddish version of twee. Well, it's a combination. A tchotchke is tat that's twee. That's our linguistic lesson for the day.

55:53

Russ Roberts: So, let's close with the fact that--where I think we don't agree, and try to get some understanding of why. So, we're having a great conversation, and I'm enjoying it. It reminds me of some things that I feel very strongly about that I sometimes forget about. It stretches me a little bit to think about where I might have my own burdens of my education that I don't think about that I carry around unconsciously. But, we don't agree--I think are on the more interventionist side of things, I would guess--

Maeve Cohen: Yes--

Russ Roberts: than I am. I would guess. So, the question is: I wonder why that is. Given that we both don't like many of the things about economics--I wonder what is the underlying cause of our disagreement. I don't know the answer; but I want to see what you can say.

Maeve Cohen: I've got a guess.

Russ Roberts: Go ahead.

Maeve Cohen: I think this is something that--when you were coming of age and when you were becoming an economist, economics was like on the up and in its heyday; and stuff was going well. And this science-cum-religion of economics was really in its ascendency. I had a completely different experience. And this is what we say--I'm slightly older than most of our students, so it works--I'll do the one that we say for our students, and then I'll talk about myself. But, our students were coming of age when economics was just collapsing down around our ears. So, they don't have the same, like, deference towards--not that I'm saying you have a deference towards; obviously you are very critical--but a lot of our professors, a lot of people that we argue with--and deference is probably far too strong a word. But they have this respect for economics that students, that the generation just below mine I would say just don't have. So they just aren't--they aren't as convinced. They start off a hell of a lot more critical than a lot of their professors do. Me, personally: I'm from the northeast of England, which was a huge mining community; and all of them, in 1984-85, there was a massive miners' strike, and the miners lost; and all the mines were shut down. And basically the northeast of England is one of the most deprived areas in England/Europe now. Because they did nothing. So, this was an economic decision that was made in Westminster, and they did nothing to try and rebuild those economies. So, the deprivation and the consequences of the miner's strike that I grew up around made it very--I started off very critical of economics, because I was like, 'Well, that was an economic decision and it done in the economic good, and it's destroyed my neighborhood.' And so, yeah: students definitely, students today are much more critical of economics, just because they never saw it when it was in its heyday.

Russ Roberts: I think that's potential

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          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) APM OS to Fixed Facilities Integration Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a APM OS to Fixed Facilities Integration Manager for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions Support interface management for all system interfaces, including with 3rd parties. Responsibilities include: + The candidate will be responsible for interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams in order to achieve Owner specified technical requirements and schedules. + Significant customer interface will be required in collaboration with Project Manager(s) in the project execution phase of work. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + The ideal candidate will have broad engineering skills and must have experience with the design and construction of rail infrastructure systems, integrating communications, train control and electrical systems. + The candidate must be able to evaluate design changes for impacts to interfaces. + Interface with the Systems Integration Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + Developing Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans. + Develop and coordinate Interface Control Documents. + 10+ years of related work experience is required. + Develop and Maintain Systems Interface Matrix. + Previous systems engineering and integration experience on large transit projects. + Track record of interface management, systems integration, system acceptance and rail safety certification. + Provide oversight of systems integration testing. + Provide oversight of systems acceptance testing. + Understanding of construction means and methods. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package or similar. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Knowledge of railroading, signaling, communications, vehicles, and other railroad technology including requirements management software is preferred. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Self-motivated and able to self-direct. + Potential to perform in a lead capacity and manage engineering staff. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          Review: Michael Tilson Thomas brings his 'Playthings' to the L.A. Phil, and they're not what you think      Cache   Translate Page      

“The past is a bucket of ashes,” so begins, italics and all, Michael Tilson Thomas’ “Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind.”

What a way to blow into town to begin his two-week contribution to the Los Angeles Philharmonic centennial celebration at Walt Disney Concert Hall. What a way, indeed,...


          Essential Arts: Stories of immigration on canvas, Ellen Reid’s ‘stunning’ opera, an inspiring musical      Cache   Translate Page      

Welcome to the weekend! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with all the culture news, including red Christmas trees, paintings about immigration and a groundbreaking opera:

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          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Systems Engineer (Power & Communications Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a Systems Engineer (Power & Communications) for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions Serve as a Systems Engineer in the conceptual, preliminary and final design for complex rail transit projects. Responsibilities include: + Work with a team in coordinating systems engineering design and construction services for rail transit projects involving traction power, signaling and train control equipment, SCADA, APM OS, substations and signal buildings, public address equipment, voice and data communication, telephones, fiber optic, CCTV, security alarm, fire detection and suppression, computer systems, and systems integration testing and startup activities. + Responsible for assisting in the preparation of design drawings, specifications, and reports. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + Assures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations. + Interface with the Systems Contract Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, oversee field work, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + 6+ years of related work experience is required. + Understanding of construction means and methods with previous subcontract management experience desired. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Engineering. + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package a plus. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Systems Interface Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a Systems Interface Manager for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions Support interface management for all system interfaces, including with 3rd parties. Responsibilities include: + The candidate will be responsible for interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams in order to achieve Owner specified technical requirements and schedules. + Significant customer interface will be required in collaboration with Project Manager(s) in the project execution phase of work. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + The ideal candidate will have broad engineering skills and must have experience with the design and construction of rail infrastructure systems, integrating communications, train control and electrical systems. + The candidate must be able to evaluate design changes for impacts to interfaces. + Interface with the Systems Integration Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + Developing Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans. + Develop and coordinate Interface Control Documents. + 10+ years of related work experience is required. + Develop and Maintain Systems Interface Matrix. + Previous systems engineering and integration experience on large transit projects. + Track record of interface management, systems integration, system acceptance and rail safety certification. + Provide oversight of systems integration testing. + Provide oversight of systems acceptance testing. + Understanding of construction means and methods. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package or similar. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Knowledge of railroading, signaling, communications, vehicles, and other railroad technology including requirements management software is preferred. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Self-motivated and able to self-direct. + Potential to perform in a lead capacity and manage engineering staff. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Systems Integration Manager (Rail)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive salaries, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, education assistance and much more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Tuition Assistance Summary Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR), is seeking a Systems Integration Manager for the LAX Automated People Mover job-site. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations total, for Los Angeles International Airport. The system is expected to be open for passenger service in 2023. The construction portion of the contract is valued at over $2 billion. Essential Functions + Developing Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans. + Develop Integration Test and Acceptance plans including testing forms, procedures for testing, and approval steps. + Coordinate and integrate all System interfaces so that the System is properly integrated with itself, existing systems, and into the Project area, including the right-of-way, the surrounding communities, and all facilities, equipment, and data provided by others. + Establish and maintain a systematic, documented, comprehensive, and verifiable systems integration process to be applied throughout the duration of the Project. + Assuring accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications and estimates. + Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to insure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project. + The ideal candidate will have broad engineering skills and must have experience with the design and construction of rail infrastructure systems, integrating communications, train control and electrical systems. + The candidate must be able to evaluate design changes for impacts to interfaces. + The candidate will be responsible for interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams in order to achieve Owner specified technical requirements and schedules. + Develop and coordinate Interface Control Documents. + Develop and Maintain Systems Interface Matrix. + Provide oversight of systems integration testing. + Provide oversight of systems acceptance testing. + Interface with the Systems Manager to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate T&C activities. Minimum Requirements + 15+ years of progressive experience in transit system designs or Systems Integration. + Previous systems engineering and integration experience on large transit projects. + Track record of interface management, systems integration, system acceptance and rail safety certification. + Understanding of construction means and methods. + Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required. + Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. + Previous experience with CoreWorx Interface Mgmt package or similar. + Ability to interpret electrical drawings and schematic diagrams. + Willing to work 60 hours/week and weekends when necessary. + Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. + Familiarity with Primavera P6 scheduling software. + Willing to relocate to Los Angeles, California, if not local. Preferred Requirements + Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, APM OS, signals/train control, and communications is preferred. + Knowledge of railroading, signaling, communications, vehicles, and other railroad technology including requirements management software is preferred. + Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable. + Professional Engineer registration is a plus. + Demonstrated initiative, drive, leadership, communication, & interpersonal skills. + Potential to perform in a lead capacity and manage engineering staff. + Excellent written and oral communication skills. + Ability to work in a cooperative team environment. + Excellent organization and planning. About Us Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Project Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary Balfour Beatty Construction is seeking two Project Engineers to work on new/existing K-12 job-sites projects in the Orange County or Riverside California area. The Project Engineer assists the Project Manager and Sr. Project Engineer with the planning and daily execution of the construction project. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of the project schedule, as assigned by the Project Manager, by managing the process of submittal approvals, coordinating the timely delivery of materials and maintaining schedules and budgets to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitability and while complying with our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Responsibilities + Preconstruction Services + Project Start-up and Scheduling + Project Administration, Coordination, and Close-out + Promote Customer Relations + Promote Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + Bachelor of Science degree required. + 1 year or more of previous commercial construction Project Engineer office or field experience required. + Sub-contractor management. + Ability to read technical plans. + Must be able to complete RFI's, Change Orders, Submittals, and assisting with sub-contractor meeting minutes. + Proficiency using a personal computer (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook). Preferred Experience + Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management or related Engineering field. + K-12 or Higher Education project history, helpful, but not required. + Local qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. About us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Project Manager (K-12 Schools)      Cache   Translate Page      
Become Part of Our Team As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including: + Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + 401(k) with company match + Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement) + Vacation Time + Sick Time + Holidays + Paid Personal Days + Paid Volunteer time + Tuition Assistance + Employee Referral Bonus Summary At Balfour Beatty Construction in Torrance and Orange County California, we are seeking Project Manager's to work on K-12 Schools. The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of a construction project. In this position, the incumbent directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule requirements to ensure projects are completed with quality, profitable, adhering to our Safety/Zero Harm culture. Essential Functions + Project Financial Analysis + Preconstruction Coordination + Project Scheduling + Project Administration, Operations, and Close-out + Promote Customer and Community Relations + Foster Positive Culture, Leadership and Employee Development Minimum Requirements + B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field. + 10 years or more of commercial construction experience in project management. + Must have been a Project Manager on at least 1 or more K-12 job-sites. + 5 years or more of direct supervisory experience related to staff and subcontractors. + Experience with project manager software (Constructware, P6, Timberline, etc.). + Experience with cost projection, financial analysis, budget reviews, labor reports. + Experience with JD Edwards or similar construction application(s). Preferred Requirements + Previous or current K-12 Schools project experience, highly desired. + Local qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. About Us Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY). Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.
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CA-Los Angeles, A leading American financial services company. Ranked among the world's oldest and largest investment management organizations, is seeking a temporary experienced Administrative Assistant III to join their team. This is a phenomenal opportunity for all high level Administrative Assistants looking to join an awesome organization. This newly renovated and state of the art facility, overlooks downtow
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          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Client Service Rep - Outreach (Must reside in Riverside County)      Cache   Translate Page      
-Develop working relationships with customers and monitor engagement and progress. -Work with customers on a regular basis to meet and achieve program goals and/or maintain program services and eligibility. -Conduct workshops and other training related services for customers. -Exhibit considerable programmatic knowledge and assist customers in multiple phases of the application process, ranging from enrollment through the awarding of benefits and services. -Assist customers to acquire services that facilitate program goals (e.g., educational and/or vocational training, medical, child care, transportation, substance abuse/mental health, child support establishment, legal, and other related needs). -Follow up with customers to ensure that their needs are met and questions and concerns are resolved. -Interact with other team members to provide expertise and assistance in resolving participant issues. -Maintain accurate and timely case notes on all customer contacts and document activities. -Share information about outreach and engagement efforts with project staff. -Inform project staff of any barriers that they identify and that are preventing the customer from engaging with the Provider. + High School Diploma with 0-1 years of experience. + May have additional training or education in area of specialization. + Handles customer service inquiries and problems via the telephone, recording consistent problem areas. + May respond to email inquiries. + Customer service is the primary function. + Calls are basis and routine. + Uses computerized system for tracking, information gathering, and/or troubleshooting. + May respond to customer inquiries by referring them to published materials, secondary sources, or more senior staff. + Work on assignments that are routine in nature, with responsibilities easily learned on the job. + Communicates routine information in a clear and accurate way with internal and external contacts. EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status. Requisition ID: 2018-36129 External Company URL: www.maximus.com Street: 316 W 2nd St
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Client Service Rep - Outreach (Must reside in Los Angeles County)      Cache   Translate Page      
-Develop working relationships with customers and monitor engagement and progress. -Work with customers on a regular basis to meet and achieve program goals and/or maintain program services and eligibility. -Conduct workshops and other training related services for customers. -Exhibit considerable programmatic knowledge and assist customers in multiple phases of the application process, ranging from enrollment through the awarding of benefits and services. -Assist customers to acquire services that facilitate program goals (e.g., educational and/or vocational training, medical, child care, transportation, substance abuse/mental health, child support establishment, legal, and other related needs). -Follow up with customers to ensure that their needs are met and questions and concerns are resolved. -Interact with other team members to provide expertise and assistance in resolving participant issues. -Maintain accurate and timely case notes on all customer contacts and document activities. -Share information about outreach and engagement efforts with project staff. -Inform project staff of any barriers that they identify and that are preventing the customer from engaging with the Provider. + High School Diploma with 0-1 years of experience. + May have additional training or education in area of specialization. + Handles customer service inquiries and problems via the telephone, recording consistent problem areas. + May respond to email inquiries. + Customer service is the primary function. + Calls are basis and routine. + Uses computerized system for tracking, information gathering, and/or troubleshooting. + May respond to customer inquiries by referring them to published materials, secondary sources, or more senior staff. + Work on assignments that are routine in nature, with responsibilities easily learned on the job. + Communicates routine information in a clear and accurate way with internal and external contacts. EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status. Requisition ID: 2018-36125 External Company URL: www.maximus.com Street: 316 W 2nd St
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Client Service Rep - Outreach (Must reside in Los Angeles County)      Cache   Translate Page      
-Develop working relationships with customers and monitor engagement and progress. -Work with customers on a regular basis to meet and achieve program goals and/or maintain program services and eligibility. -Conduct workshops and other training related services for customers. -Exhibit considerable programmatic knowledge and assist customers in multiple phases of the application process, ranging from enrollment through the awarding of benefits and services. -Assist customers to acquire services that facilitate program goals (e.g., educational and/or vocational training, medical, child care, transportation, substance abuse/mental health, child support establishment, legal, and other related needs). -Follow up with customers to ensure that their needs are met and questions and concerns are resolved. -Interact with other team members to provide expertise and assistance in resolving participant issues. -Maintain accurate and timely case notes on all customer contacts and document activities. -Share information about outreach and engagement efforts with project staff. -Inform project staff of any barriers that they identify and that are preventing the customer from engaging with the Provider. + High School Diploma with 0-1 years of experience. + May have additional training or education in area of specialization. + Handles customer service inquiries and problems via the telephone, recording consistent problem areas. + May respond to email inquiries. + Customer service is the primary function. + Calls are basis and routine. + Uses computerized system for tracking, information gathering, and/or troubleshooting. + May respond to customer inquiries by referring them to published materials, secondary sources, or more senior staff. + Work on assignments that are routine in nature, with responsibilities easily learned on the job. + Communicates routine information in a clear and accurate way with internal and external contacts. EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status. Requisition ID: 2018-36126 External Company URL: www.maximus.com Street: 316 W 2nd St
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Die Regular Season in der NFL geht in die Endphase. Grund genug, um die veränderten Kräfteverhältnisse neu zu analysieren. Welche Teams haben enttäuscht, wer hat geglänzt und wer ist über sich hinausgewachsen? 

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Konnten die Los Angeles Rams ihre Topleistungen bestätigen? Geht der Höhenflug der Houston Texans weiter? Und wie schlagen sich die New England Patriots?

SPORT1 hat die 32 Teams der NFL genau unter die Lupe genommen.

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          Epische Verletzungsseuche plagt die Pechvögel der NFL       Cache   Translate Page      

Die Philadelphia Eagles feiern gegen die Washington Redskins einen wichtigen Sieg im Kampf um den Einzug in die Playoffs.

Zum Abschluss des 13. Spieltags setzte sich der Champion der vergangenen Saison mit 28:13 durch und hat damit den Wildcard-Spot weiter fest im Blick. (Tabelle der NFL)

Im heimischen Lincoln Financial Field fand Philly von Beginn an besser ins Spiel und ging früh durch eine Touchdown-Reception in Führung. Bei den Gästen aus der Hauptstadt wurden dagegen die großen Verletzungssorgen deutlich - und diese wurden im weiteren Spielverlauf noch größer.

Redskins erneut mit Verletzungspech

Anfang des zweiten Viertels musste Ersatz-Quarterback Colt McCoy schwer verletzt vom Feld. Wie die Untersuchung später ergab, zog sich der 32-Jährige einen Wadenbeinbruch zu. Zudem riss sich Offensive Lineman Jonathan Cooper eines Bizepsmuskels und wird den Rest der Saison ebenfalls verpassen. Er ist der sechste Lineman der Redskins auf der Langzeitverletztenliste (inklusive Top-Starter Brandon Scherff).

Der epischen Seuche des dreimaligen Super-Bowl-Champions fielen zuvor unter anderem bereits Starting-Quarterback Alex Smith, der beste Receiver Paul Richardson, Cam Sims und Rob Kelley zum Opfer. Bereits vor der Saison hatte sich der hochtalentierte Running Back Derrius Guice einen Kreuzbandriss zugezogen. Schon in der vergangenen Saison endeten mehr als 15 Spieler auf Injured Reserve - damals hauptsächlich Verteidiger.

"Es ist ein harter Schlag. Alex zu verlieren, war schon hart. Er ist ein großartiger Quarterback und Anführer, dann bekommt Colt endlich seine Chance und wird ans Bein getreten und bricht es dabei. Es bricht mir das Herz", sagte der niedergeschlagene Skins-Coach Jay Gruden. McCoy hatte das Eagles-Spiel perfekt angefangen, vor der großen Verletzungsflut hatte Washington die NFC East mit fünf Siegen bei nur zwei Niederlagen klar angeführt, verlor nun aber vier der vergangenen fünf Partien.

Sanchez schreibt Geschichte

McCoy wurde in der Folge von Mark Sanchez ersetzt, der erst vor zwei Wochen von den Redskins unter Vertrag genommen worden war. Der Neuzugang erwischte direkt einen Traumstart. Sein Handoff auf Running Back Adrian Peterson resultierte in einem 90-Yard-Touchdown und brachte Washington mit 10:7 in Führung. Sanchez ist nun zudem der erst zweite Spieler überhaupt, der für drei Teams in der NFC East Passversuche unternommen hat.

Die Eagles reagierten ihrerseits mit einem weiteren Touchdown durch Darren Sproles zur 14:13-Halbzeitführung. Dieser hatte zuletzt vor zwei Jahren einen Touchdown hingelegt und seitdem verletzungsbedingt - unter anderem mit einem Kreuzbandriss und einem gebrochenen Arm - lange pausieren müssen.

Schweres Restprogramm für Philadelphia

Im dritten Viertel nahmen sich beide Mannschaften dann spürbar zurück. Während die Eagles das Spiel kontrollierten, fehlten der sichtlich gebeutelten Redskins-Offensive schlichtweg die Durchschlagskraft und Möglichkeiten.

Zwei Field Goals und ein weiterer Touchdown sorgten schlussendlich für den klaren Erfolg des amtierenden Meisters, bei dem vor allem Quarterback Carson Wentz mit Pässen für insgesamt 306 Yards und zwei Touchdown-Pässen zu überzeugen wusste. Ebenso lieferte Tight End Zach Ertz einmal mehr eine hervorragende Leistung ab. Er fing gegen die Redskins neun Pässe ab und steht damit bereits bei 93 in der laufenden Spielzeit. 

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Nach dem Sieg hat Philadelphia die Playoffs wieder fest im Blick, allerdings auch ein schweres Restprogramm. Am kommenden Spieltag geht es zunächst gegen die Dallas Stars ehe das Spiel gegen die Los Angeles Rams ansteht. (Spielplan der NFL)


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Nur vier Siege aus den ersten zwölf Saisonspielen, fünf Pleiten in den letzten sechs Spielen - die Green Bay Packers um Quarterback-Superstar Aaron Rodgers sind ein Schatten ihrer selbst.

Nach der peinlichen Niederlage am Sonntag gegen Kellerkind Arizona Cardinals zogen die Franchise-Verantwortlichen die Reißleine und entließen Head Coach Mike McCarthy nach 13 Jahren im Amt.

Damit geht in Wisconsin eine Ära zu Ende. Unter dem Cheftrainer entwickelte sich Rodgers, der ein Jahr vor McCarthys Amtsübernahme 2005 gedraftet worden war, zu einem der besten Spielmacher der NFL-Geschichte.

Mit Rodgers auf dem Feld und McCarthy an der Seitenlinie waren die Packers quasi Stammgast in den Playoffs. Sechs Mal gewann Green Bay in dieser Konstellation die NFC North. Der Höhepunkt der Erfolgsgeschichte: der Super-Bowl-Triumph 2010.

Spannungen zwischen McCarthy und Rodgers

Von diesen Glanzzeiten ist die Traditions-Franchise aus Wisconsin in dieser Saison allerdings Lichtjahre entfernt - auch, weil sich in der Beziehung zwischen Rodgers und McCarthy Risse gebildet hatten.

Schon nach dem Sieg gegen die Buffalo Bills in der vierten Woche kritisierte der Superstar den Gameplan seines Trainers öffentlich. Rodgers hielt McCarthys Ansagen für uninspiriert. Und schaut man auf das Gesamtbild, das Rodgers und Co. in dieser Saison in der Offensive abgeben, fällt es schwer, dem Quarterback zu widersprechen.

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Allein in den letzten fünf Spielen kam Green Bay drei Mal nicht über 17 Punkte hinaus. Viel zu wenig, wenn ein Ausnahme-Athlet wie Rodgers, auch wenn dieser zugegebenermaßen seit Saison-Beginn mit Knie-Problemen zu kämpfen hat, die Fäden zieht und ein hochtalentierter Receiver wie Davante Adams auf dessen Pässe wartet.

Rodgers schwächelt

Die Baustellen im Angriff der Packers sind vielfältig, gründen aber nicht nur in McCarthys Vorgaben. Auch der in Wisconsin heldenhaft verehrte Rodgers schwächelt in dieser Spielzeit. Seine bislang 21 Touchdown-Pässe sind nur Mittelmaß. Dazu kommen lediglich 61,8 Prozent seiner Zuspiele bei den Mitspielern an. Zum Vergleich: MVP-Kandidat Drew Brees von den New Orleans Saints kommt in dieser Statistik auf 75,5 Prozent.

Bis auf Adams kann sich Rodgers aber auch nicht wirklich auf seine Receiver verlassen. Randall Cobb verpasste verletzungsbedingt bereits sechs Spiele. Tight End Jimmy Graham spielt eine der schwächsten Saisons seiner NFL-Karriere. Und auch Rookie-Passempfänger Equanimeous St. Brown deutet sein Potenzial bisher nur punktuell an.

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Im Spiel gegen die Cardinals, dem absoluten Tiefpunkt der bisherigen Packers-Saison, blieb der junge Deutsche ohne einen einzigen Catch. Das Laufspiel der Packers in der Rodgers-Ära ist ohnehin schon beinahe traditionell kein wirklicher Faktor.

"Normalerweise basiert der Erfolg, den wir in den letzten Jahren hatten, darauf, dass wir klug mit unserem Ballbesitz umgehen und dazu ein effizientes Passspiel mit Big Plays und explosiven Raumgewinnen an den Tag legen. Dieses Jahr fehlt uns aber diese Explosivität", bemängelte Rodgers zuletzt.

Individuelle Fehler

Dazu kosteten gerade zu Saisonbeginn individuelle Fehler die Packers ein Spiel nach dem anderen. In Woche 5 leistete sich Kicker Mason Crosby bei der 23:31-Niederlage gegen die Detroit Lions sage und schreibe fünf Fehlschüsse. Gegen Arizona versagten dem Routinier nun wieder die Nerven.

Zwei Wochen nach Crosbys schwarzer Nacht gegen Detroit hielten die Packers gegen Super-Bowl-Kandidat Los Angeles Rams bis zum Schluss hervorragend mit. Ein leichtsinniger Ballverlust von Running Back Ty Montgomery, der sich kurz vor Schluss dazu entschied, den Kickoff der Rams aus der Endzone zu tragen, anstatt abzuknien, kostete Rodgers und Co. allerdings die Chance auf den Sieg.

Der Quarterback soll danach in der Kabine gewütet haben wie selten zuvor. Zur anschließenden Trade-Deadline wurde Montgomery, seit seinem Draft 2015 eigentlich ein zuverlässiger Arbeiter, zu den Baltimore Ravens abgeschoben.

Fragwürdige Trades

Er war nicht der einzige Akteur, der Green Bay verließ. Auch Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Pro-Bowler von 2016, wurde etwas überraschend für einen Viertrunden-Pick an die Washington Redskins abgegeben - ein viel zu geringer Gegenwert, wie die meisten Packers-Fans beklagten. Denn Clinton-Dix war nach Verletzungsbeschwerden eigentlich wieder auf dem Weg zur Topform.

"Wir haben alle Anteil an den Enttäuschungen und Misserfolgen in dieser Saison. Wir hatten unsere Chancen. Es ist ja nicht so, dass wir in den meisten Spielen abgeschossen werden. Wir sind lange in den Spielen drin, selbst wenn wir nicht gut spielen. (...) Aber wir schaffen es einfach nicht. Wenn wir nur ein paar von diesen engen Spielen gewinnen, sprechen wir gleich über ganz andere Dinge", resümierte ein sichtlich verbitterter Rodgers nach der Blamage gegen die Cardinals.

Neuer GM will Kader umbauen

Für die Packers kann es nun, da sie zum zweiten Mal in Folge die Playoffs verpassen dürften - ein Wunder muss her um es doch noch zu packen -, nur noch darum gehen, die Weichen für eine erfolgreichere Zukunft zu stellen. "Wir werden unverzüglich mit der Suche nach einem neuen Head Coach beginnen", stellte Präsident Mark Murphy in der Stellungnahme zu McCarthys Entlassung klar.

Die Chancen für eine Trendwende sind auf jeden Fall vorhanden. Mit Brian Gutekunst übernahm im Vorjahr ein neuer General Manager das Ruder, der sich auf die Fahnen geschrieben hat, den Kader mit aggressiven Moves neu zu strukturieren.

Ein namhafter Running Back oder ein zweiter Top-Receiver dürften ganz oben auf der Wunschliste stehen, damit Franchise-Gesicht Rodgers, mit 35 Jahren noch immer im besten Quarterback-Alter, wieder die Waffen an der Seite hat, um an seine MVP-Leistungen früherer Jahre anzuknüpfen.

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Erst vor einer Woche klaute Tom Brady seinem alten Rivalen Peyton Manning den Rekord für die meisten Pass-Yards, jetzt ist der fünfmalige Super-Bowl-Champion in einer weiteren Kategorie mit Manning gleichgezogen: Gegen die Minnesota Vikings brachte Brady den 579. Touchdown-Pass seiner Karriere an.

Im kommenden Spiel gegen die Miami Dolphins hat der "GOAT" nun die Möglichkeit, sich alleine an die Spitze des Touchdown-Rankings zu setzen.

Dazu durchbrach Brady, der nicht gerade für sein Laufspiel bekannt ist, nach 265 NFL-Spielen in 19 Jahren auch endlich die Marke von 1000 Rushing Yards. Kein anderer NFL-Spieler hat jemals ansatzweise so lange dafür gebraucht.

Der Touchdown-Pass auf Josh Gordon blieb im Spiel gegen Minnesota Bradys einziger. Dank zweier Rushing-Touchdowns von James Develin und einer starken Leistung der Defense, die Minnesotas Receiver-Top-Duo Adam Thielen und Stefon Diggs bei lediglich 77 Yards hielt, gewannen die Patriots dennoch ungefährdet mit 24:10.

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18. Saison mit positiver Bilanz in Folge

Gegen Miami können sich Brady und Co. damit schon zum Division-Sieger der AFC East krönen. Aktuell steht der Super-Bowl-Finalist des Vorjahres bei neun Siegen und drei Niederlagen. Damit werden die Patriots die Saison zum 18. Mal in Folge mit einer positiven Bilanz beenden. Eine längere Erfolgsserie legten in der NFL-Geschichte nur die Dallas Cowboys zwischen 1966 und 1985 hin.

Mit nun fünf Niederlagen müssen die Vikings im Gegensatz dazu um ihre Playoff-Teilnahme bangen. (Zur Tabelle der NFL)

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Im ersten Spiel ohne ihren Superstar Kareem Hunt setzten die Kansas City Chiefs ihre traumhafte Saison fort. Angeführt vom Quarterback-Shootingstar Patrick Mahomes mit vier Touchdown-Pässen rangen die Chiefs im nächsten Highscoring-Game die Oakland Raiders mit 40:33 nieder.

Chiefs gewinnen ohne Hunt

Unter der Woche hatte sich das Überraschungsteam der Saison von Running Back Hunt getrennt, nachdem ein Video aufgetaucht war, das zeigt, wie dieser in einer Hotel-Lobby eine Frau tritt und schlägt.

Überragender Akteur der Chiefs war neben Mahomes Tight End Travis Kelce. Der 29-Jährige fing insgesamt zwölf Pässe seines Quarterbacks für 168 Yards. Zweimal griff er in der Endzone der Raiders zu. Auch Hunt-Ersatz Spencer Ware steuerte einen Touchdown zum zehnten Saisonsieg der Chiefs bei.

In einem verrückten Sunday Night Game setzten sich die Los Angeles Chargers dramatisch gegen die Pittsburgh Steelers durch. Ein Fieldgoal von Michael Badgley, der im Spielverlauf zuvor schon einen Versuch vergeben hatte, sicherte den Chargers in letzter Sekunde den 33:30-Comebacksieg.

Chargers krönen Aufholjagd

Zur Pause hatte das Team von Quarterback-Star Philip Rivers noch mit 7:23 zurück gelegen. Danach ließen die Chargers aber 23 Punkte in Serie folgen, ehe Steelers-Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger mit einem Touchdownpass auf Jaylen Samuels die Partie nochmals ausglich.

Badgleys Fieldgoal mit Ablauf der Uhr aus 29 Yards Entfernung sorgte dann aber für die Entscheidung. Besonders kurios: Der Matchwinner musste dreimal für seinen entscheidenden Schuss antreten. Zunächst setzte der Kicker das Fieldgoal daneben, durfte wegen einer Abseitsstellung der Steelers-Defense aber nochmal antreten.

Danach wurde Badgley geblockt, aber wieder entschieden die Referees auf "Defensive Offside". Im dritten Anlauf behielt der 23-Jährige dann die Nerven und tütete den neunten Saisonsieg der Chargers ein.

Bitter für die Steelers: Shootingstar James Conner musste nach zwei Touchdown-Läufen im vierten Viertel mit einer Bein-Verletzung vom Feld. Conner, der zu Saisonbeginn als Ersatz für den streikenden LeVeon Bell einsprang, spielte bislang eine überragende Saison und entwickelte sich mit inzwischen 13 Touchdowns zur Lebensversicherung der Steelers. Eine Diagnose zu seiner Verletzung gibt es noch nicht.

Während die Chargers fest mit den Playoffs planen und sogar noch den Divison-Sieg in der AFC West einfahren können, wird es für die Steelers nach der zweiten Niederlage in Folge im Playoff-Rennen wieder eng. Der Super-Bowl-Champion von 2008 liegt in der AFC North nur noch hauchdünn vor den Baltimore Ravens.


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Overview Audi Downtown LA Do you like to stay busy? Multi-task? Hate to think about sitting behind a desk all day? Starting your career as a Lot Porter could be just for you. We are part of Lithia Motors with over 180 dealerships nationwide. Come be a part of the Automotive Industry future with a publicly traded (NYSE:LAD) Fortune 500 Company on the fast track. Why Lithia? We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package and all the tools you will need to be successful. Our offerings include: + Medical, Dental and Vision Plans + Paid Holidays & PTO + Short and Long-Term Disability + Paid Life Insurance + 401(k) Retirement Plan + Employee Stock Purchase Plan + Lithia Learning Center + Vehicle Purchase Discounts + Wellness Programs Responsibilities As a Lot Attendant/Service Porter you will be responsible for taking care of vehicles in the service area and for ensuring all vehicles are clean and ready for delivery to customers. This individual also assists with maintaining merchandise materials current on vehicles. + Greet and assist customers dropping off vehicles for repairs. + Moves and works with vehicles to maintain vehicle display and support vehicle sales activities. + Delivers vehicles to sites and locations as required. + Thoroughly clean (wash, vacuum and polish) and maintain all vehicles. + Install disposable covers and floor mats in vehicle interiors being serviced. + Apply chemical protecting coating to front of vehicles and windshields. + Maintain internal and external appearance and cleanliness of the store, showroom and lot. + Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications + Operate a wide variety of cars, light trucks, and vans, with ability to drive both manual and automatic transmissions + A team player who is focused on providing exemplary customer service + Professional appearance and work ethic + Effective interpersonal communication skills Hiring Requirements + High School graduate or equivalent, 18 years or older. + This is a driving position that requires an acceptable driving record and a valid driver’s license in your state of residence. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place. A criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screen will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. ID2018-49929 # of Openings1 Job LocationsUS-CA-Los Angeles Store NameDT Los Angeles Audi CategoryService
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Overview Nissan of Downtown LA If you are an automotive Finance & Insurance professional (F&I Manager) and you are looking for an opportunity in a Fortune 500 company (NYSE: LAD) we want to talk to you! We are committed to growing our company and Growing our People! Why Lithia? We are one of over 180 Lithia Motors dealerships nationwide. Come be a part of the Automotive Industry futurewith the Lithia Motors family, the fourth largest auto dealership group in the country. With dealerships in 18 states we can offer the right career path for you! We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package and all the tools you will need to be successful. Our offerings include: + Medical, Dental and Vision Plans + Paid Holidays & PTO + Short and Long-Term Disability + Paid Life Insurance + 401(k) Retirement Plan + Employee Stock Purchase Plan + Lithia Learning Center + Vehicle Purchase Discounts + Wellness Programs Responsibilities: TheF&I Manageris responsible for providing exceptional customer service while helping customers choose products that protect their vehicle purchase. In addition this individual works with lenders to obtain financing approval and completes all vehicle purchase and associated paperwork accurately and on time. The F&I Manager is responsible for following up on and collecting receivables. + Help customers choose protection packages for their vehicle by presenting all products and their benefits. + Ensure financing for customers; by building professional relationships with lenders and working with them to get the best financing available for our customers. + Submit deals to bank electronically using appropriate dealer system. + Enter transactions accurately into ADP and bank approval systems. + Process all transaction paperwork and ensure it is accurate and meets the needs of the Office, state specific DMV and lender requirements. + Track deal receivables and follow-up on outstanding items to ensure collection of all money and bank stipulations for contract funding. + Participate in store meetings including Sales Receivables, Save-a-Deal and Store Manager meetings. + Interact with sales team and sales managers to ensure transactions are completed accurately and to the customer’s satisfaction. + Follow-up with customers as courtesy reminder for purchased products requiring customer action (ex. Protective coating applied) + Assist Sales Team with customer engagement in the sales department during peak traffic times. + Obtain all appropriate licensing within 90 days from date of hire Qualifications: + 2+ years ofdealershipfinance experience is required + Prior automotive sales management experience is a plus + A team player focused on providing exemplary customer service + Self motivated with the ability to set and achieve targeted goals + Excellent interpersonal communication with working knowledge of computers Hiring Requirements + High School graduate or equivalent, 18 years or older. + This is a driving position that requires an acceptable driving record and a valid driver’s license in your state of residence. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place. A criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screen will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. ID2018-49925 # of Openings1 Job LocationsUS-CA-Los Angeles Store NameDT Los Angeles Nissan CategoryFinance
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Overview Nissan of Downtown LA We are dedicated to delivering honest value, earning customers for life, taking personal ownership, improving constantly and having fun! If you share these goals, we want to talk to you! Come be a part of the Automotive Industry future with the Lithia Motors family, a Fortune 500 company with over 180 dealerships nationwide! Being one of the largest dealership groups in America, there are many opportunities for you to pursue your short and long-term career goals. We are committed to growing our company and Growing our People! We offer best in class industry benefits: + Competitive base salary plus commission + Medical, Dental and Vision Plans + Paid Holidays & PTO + Short and Long-Term Disability + Paid Life Insurance + 401(k) Retirement Plan + Employee Stock Purchase Plan + Lithia Learning Center + Vehicle Purchase Discounts + Wellness Programs Responsibilities: As an Auto Sales Representative you will interact and consult with customers to guide them through their vehicle purchase. Your goal is to create the best vehicle-buying experience to make lifelong customers. You will assist customers in selecting the right vehicle for their lifestyle. You will be trained on the specific products we offer and their benefit to our customer. + Present vehicle attributes, model options, features, purchase and finance options and store policies and services to customers. + Ensure timely follow up and maintain strong relationships with previous and prospective customers. + Track customers using store specific management system/s. + Keep abreast of new products, features and accessories. Attend product and training courses. Qualifications: + Experience in automotive sales, is a plus. + Excellent interpersonal communication skills. + Excellent organizational and time management skills & working knowledge of computers. + Self motivated with the ability to set and achieve targeted goals. Hiring Requirements + High School graduate or equivalent, 18 years or older. + This is a driving position that requires an acceptable driving record and a valid driver’s license in your state of residence. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place. A criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screen will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. ID2018-49947 # of Openings1 Job LocationsUS-CA-Los Angeles Store NameDT Los Angeles Nissan CategorySales
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Acura NSX

From the NSX to the A-Spec models, Acura had plenty of luxury and performance on display during the 2018 L.A. Auto Show.

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Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum is opening a touring exhibition in Los Angeles's Architecture and Design Museum. The exhibit runs from December 9 to February 17. "What we find disgusting has to be learned -- it's purely cultural," says curator/psychologist Samuel West. This is a fine opportunity to taste foods you've been curious about, like fermented shark, durian, maggot-infested cheese (above), bull penis (seen below), or mouse wine (also below). From CNN:

...American favorites such as root beer and Jell-O salad sit in the museum alongside fried tarantula and cooked guinea pigs. "If you give root beer to a Swede they will spit it out and say it tastes like toothpaste, but I think it's delicious," he notes...

While many food-related "museums" of late have mostly just been opportunities for novel selfies, West is adamant that the Disgusting Food Museum is there to help people learn and think critically, not just to pose for photos. The downside? "One of my worries that it will start stinking in here," West says.

Also see posts about Samuel West's previous Museum of Failure here and here.

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Shortly before midnight on Friday, George H.W. Bush died at home in Houston. He was 94. Bush’s death set the stage for a weekend of tribute. Although some media coverage of America’s 41st president (mostly in left-leaning outlets) was harshly critical, the majority was glowing and nostalgic. In between, nuanced depictions of a complicated life got crowded out. The tenor of the news cycle felt much as it did in August following the death of John McCain.

As the news filtered through, many outlets published their obituaries of Bush. Obituaries are a strange art—most big news organizations write them in advance then keep them in cold storage, particularly when subjects are advanced in years and/or have a serious medical condition (Bush announced, in 2012, that he was living with vascular parkinsonism, a mobility-limiting disease). Political obituaries, in particular, can thus feel suspended in time—infusing the historical period they cover with the assumptions and values of when they were written. When finally published, obituaries are updated to mirror the mood of the day—setting a narrative around a dead public figure that subsequent coverage tends to reinforce.

ICYMI: Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

In Bush’s case, that coverage has been dominated by favorable comparisons to President Trump. Bush’s death, much like McCain’s before him, became a metaphor for the death of civility in politics. A warm letter Bush wrote his successor, Bill Clinton, was held up as an artifact of bipartisan comity, as BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen noted in an insightful post. Many outlets highlighted Bush’s broad public popularity—both during his presidency and now—as an example of rare national consensus. And on cable news, in particular, commentators portrayed Bush as an honorable man who did politics the nice way. On CNN, Colin Powell, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under Bush, summed up much coverage when he said, “Politics need not be mean and nasty, and he lived by that.”

Obituaries and the coverage leading off of them are news stories, not historical scholarship, so it’s understandable that they plug into current events. It is ironic, then, that the press glossed over Bush’s failures and flaws when so many of them track closely with recent developments in our politics. Just last month, Bush’s racist 1988 Willie Horton spot—the low point of two highly divisive presidential runs—was explicitly compared to a Trump campaign ad painting migrants as bloodthirsty criminals. Likewise, the Brett Kavanaugh saga re-upped Bush’s appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court—Bush stuck with Thomas, as Trump stuck with Kavanaugh, despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct against his nominee. And Bush’s decision, as he prepared to leave office, to pardon defendants in the Iran–Contra scandal to shield himself from further investigation chimes, at least in some small way, with Trump’s reaction to the Mueller probe: just last week, Trump refused to rule out a pardon for Paul Manafort.

None of this is to diminish Bush’s many achievements, nor is it to say he was similar to Trump: he was not. But the focus on Bush’s comparatively civil style—to the exclusion of almost everything else—made much coverage of his death feel hagiographic. Even mild negativity was given a wide berth. Bizarrely, the AP said yesterday that it deleted a tweet and revised a story on Bush’s death “because the tweet and the opening of the story referenced his 1992 electoral defeat and omitted his WWII service.” (Its initial tweet had attracted right-wing ire online.)

As the cliche goes, journalism is the first rough draft of history. In a clear-eyed assessment for Politico on Saturday, historian David Greenberg wrote that in media coverage, “respect for the dead must coexist with respect for the historical record.” Over the weekend, many obituaries and follow-up stories missed the opportunity to judge Bush’s presidency by those standards, rather than the diminished stature of the White House’s current occupant.

Below, more on the life and death of George H.W. Bush:

  • Available, accessible, and informed: On CNN’s Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter and guests discussed what it was like to cover the first Bush White House. “Bush was available, he was accessible, he was informed and gosh, that’s what journalists like,” remembered Charles Bierbauer, who covered his administration for CNN. “Access is the most important thing.”
  • More remembrances: The New York Times’s Peter Baker reconstructs Bush’s final moments. Also in the Times, Maureen Dowd reflects on her mutually respectful relationship with the president she covered, despite their very different backgrounds, while in The Washington Post, Thomas Boswell remembers how Bush would contact him for sporting tips.
  • “The last true WASP”: The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer writes that fawning media coverage of Bush reflects a deeper-seated mourning for the passing of the Establishment. “For more than a century, this Establishment resided at the top of the American caste system. Now it is gone, and apparently people wish it weren’t,” Foer writes. “But good manners are hardly the same as moral courage; prudence is sometimes hard-hearted. Those who are mourning the passing of the old Establishment should mourn its many failures, too.”
  • A #MeToo omission: Multiple women accused Bush of inappropriate touching late last year, but those allegations were largely absent from coverage of his death. “In its long and thorough obituary, The New York Times made no mention of the allegations. Nor did The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, or the Associated Press,” Slate’s Molly Olmstead writes.
  • World AIDS Day: World AIDS Day was also underplayed on Saturday—a cruel irony given Bush’s inaction in the face of the AIDS crisis, Steven W. Thrasher writes in The Nation. “Bush dangerously hid the vast nature of American violence beneath the seductive cloak of civility, that opiate of mass media that gets journalists and readers to let violence go unremarked,” Thrasher says.


Other notable stories:

  • In the UK, lawmaker Kate Osamor resigned from the opposition Labour Party’s leadership team following reports that she threw a bucket of water over a Times (of London) reporter at her home, then threatened to “smash [his] face in” with a bat. Osamor attracted scrutiny after her son—who she employs in her parliamentary office—was sentenced for taking $3,000 worth of drugs into a music festival. The Times reported that Osamor misled the public about when she found out.
  • In France, meanwhile, journalists nationwide have found themselves on the end of threats and physical violence as a wave of civil unrest sweeps the country in response to rising diesel taxes. For CJR, Martin Goillandeau and Makana Eyre report that a protester broke a photographer’s cheek bone in three places with a punch. Another journalist is under police protection.
  • In the hours immediately before and after dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in early October, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent at least 11 messages to the adviser overseeing the operation, The Wall Street Journal’s Warren P. Strobel reports. The call log underpinned the CIA’s assessment that MBS was likely responsible for Khashoggi’s killing—an assessment rejected by Trump.
  • Nexstar has agreed to buy Tribune for just over $4 billion—a deal which would make it the largest US operator of local TV stations, Reuters’s Carl O’Donnell and Liana B. Baker report. The move comes just three months after Tribune’s attempted deal with Sinclair fell through.
  • The editorial arm of Ceros, a creative software company, looked at the increasingly diverse covers of 10 glossy magazines since 2012. Over the last two years, more than half the covers of Allure and InStyle featured people of color, Ceros found. Nearly a third of Vanity Fair covers did likewise—up from just 9 percent over the prior four-year period.
  • On Friday, Canada’s Supreme Court ordered Ben Makuch, a national security reporter for Vice, to let police access materials related to his interview with an alleged ISIS recruit—settling a long-running legal battle. Makuch called the verdict a blow to press freedom, as did advocacy groups like the Committee to Protect Journalists.
  • After the Har-Ber Herald, a high school newspaper in Arkansas, published a lengthy investigation into the transfer of five football players to a rival school, its school district suspended it, then threatened to fire its faculty adviser, BuzzFeed’s Amber Jamieson reports.
  • And on Friday, Tavi Gevinson announced the closure of Rookie, the online magazine that grew out of a fashion blog she started when she was 12. The Cut’s Amanda Arnold writes that Rookie “changed the internet” for girls and women. “The publication was known for its explicitly feminist lens, refreshing approaches to classic teen magazine sections like ‘Dear Diary,’ and alt-90s nostalgia,” Arnold says.

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Review by Alex Mejía

DISAPPEARING - “Untitled”
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Disappearing is a rule-based project of Rain Lucien Matheke, an interdisciplinary artist and cat mother based out of Los Angeles. Rain is a trans woman living with a rare primary immune deficiency disease. She holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Art from California State University, Northridge, and has exhibited and performed throughout California, as well as in Nebraska and New York. The result of the growing necessity for greater attention to themes explored in other live settings, disappearing is focused on the use of tape loops, tape machines, and effects as a means of exploring concepts of decay, loss, memory, and transformation. (From Ratskin Records promo)

FCCs: none! But, just be mindful that the volume changes sort of unexpectedly at times.
Favorites: 2
RIYL: noise! Experimental noise. Electronic experimental weird sounds.

1. “The Shell, Decayed” - 9:55 - first minute is fuzzy distorted noise; some parts of it sound like a distorted beachside to me - with what appear to me to be artifacts of seagull wave/tide sounds in a very distorted form. Cool sounds, for sure. Feels like a loop. 3:45 into the track things get real crazy noisy - in what feels like an aggressive way. At about 6:15 the noise transitions again and gets a little bit more focused. Not sure how to best describe it. Sounds kind of scary, like being trapped in a fire. I think this is a great example of the “transformation” that the promo describes as one of the concepts on this piece. Fades out on this third section.
2. “The body, disposable” - 9:52 - The noise creeps unquietly over the course of the first 20 seconds. Sort of stops and then starts again. Very ominous. Sounds like a large creature walking, falling down, and getting back up. The noise is a lot less noisy on this track compared to the first. Less thick. Some clearer tones coming in with waves of a variety of sounds coming in and out of the mix, adding dynamism to the intensity. This one sort of sounds like what I would imagine the inside of a washing machine to sound like. Things get quiet about 4:20 into the track and you can hear the sound of a microphone maybe getting moved around and what appears to be people talking in a room? Sound of water being poured. Water keeps getting poured and then some crazy sounds come in at 7min mark (you might need to turn it down a bit). The noise here is super interesting because it sounds like someone yelling almost. Very clear noise, not super thick. Again, not sure I’m describing this well but I Found this track to be super dynamic with lots of interesting sections that either blended together or had stark transitions.


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Thinkspace Gallery’s “LAX / ORD” at Vertical Gallery.

Opening on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at Vertical Gallery in Chicago, Illinois is the Thinkspace Gallery curated group exhibition of 12″ x 12″ pieces “LAX / ORD.”

Featuring work from some of the most prominent New Contemporary artists in the world such as (Above) Edwin Ushiro, Casey Weldon, David Rice, Alex Garant, Juan Travieso, Tony Philippou, Tatiana Suarez, Stella Im Hultberg, ONEQ and Fuco Ueda plus many others.  Connecting the West Coast art scene to that of the MidWest’s, this survey exhibition will feature local and international artists curated by one of the movement’s most active and respected proponents: Los Angeles’ Thinkspace gallery. This collaborative presentation with Patrick Hull’s Vertical Gallery is Thinkspace’s tenth iteration of its successful traveling exhibition series, and will be the largest presentation of New Contemporary art ever to take place in Chicago.

LAX / ORD” will be on display until September 24th, 2016.  If you’re in Chicago DO NOT MISS IT.


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Ton Roosendaal will receive the Ub Iwerks Award for Technical Achievement, as part of the [Annie Awards](https://annieawards.org/nominees) for creating Blender. The prize will be awarded during the fourtysixth Annie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles this February. Wow, Annie Awards 2019: ASIFA will award me with the Ub Iwerks Award for Blender! What an incredible honour. [...]

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          Here are 7 reasons overworked and underpaid workers on the U.S. coasts should move to Middle America      Cache   Translate Page      
Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent.

If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.

Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.

In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.

Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.

1. Affordable Rent

Rent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an eight-unit apartment building in a small Midwestern college town for just $170,000. Your quality of life can dramatically improve while spending the same as, or less than, what you’re currently paying on rent—and even provide the opportunity to purchase or invest in property for less than what you would pay in rent on the East or West Coast.

2. Affordable Nights Out

I recently went to purchase a shot of top-top shelf liquor at a popular bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, and almost fell over when the bartender asked me for $4. The people I was with were concerned that was too much money. No, I explained; I just had never paid so little for good liquor before. In Middle America, a Jack and Coke could cost as little as $2. Some of these states, like Michigan, even have legalized marijuana. Other places offer incredible deals at high-quality restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutique hotels—places and quality that are rare, if ever, treats when you’re spending thousands on rent.

3. Affordable Small Businesses

Small bookstores, cafes, clothing stores, boutique hat shops, candy stores—all sorts of fun small businesses can be found in Middle America that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might not be able to afford to open—and keep open—on the coasts. Low-cost commercial rents and even cooperative electric utilities create an opportunity for people to experiment and try their hand at something that might seem impossible elsewhere, like a shop that just sells licorice. It makes shopping more fun because you’re looking at truly unique items, and the items are actually affordable.

4. More Time

For the professional who is accustomed to grinding for rent 14-18 hours a day, Middle America has space for people to earn money in an 8-hour day, leaving people with more time. Businesses are often still closed entirely on Sundays, leaving that day free for spending time with friends and loved ones. When one friend on a Sunday recently asked what time it was, the response was “It’s Sunday”—who cares what time it is when there is nowhere to run off to and no deadline to meet that day? It can be an adjustment, but the stress and tension of always running eventually melt away.

5. More Space to Do More of What You Love

Have you been itching to try something new—a new theater production, a street festival, impromptu marching bands, or perhaps an outdoor punk rock acupuncture festival? That might be a logistical nightmare in Brooklyn, but in Middle America, there might be some stoic resistance, but along with that often comes a “Huh. Let’s give that a try.” There’s a welcoming beginner energy. Because there simply isn’t a lot of stuff happening, people are surprisingly up and open to trying new things that, perhaps, they might be too busy for elsewhere. The adage “if you build it they will come” is actually true.

6. Money to Invest

With less money being spent on everything from rent to the club, there’s more money for saving, investing, or buying the new items you might not be able to afford in New York or Los Angeles. Property is cheap, but don’t let the stories of Detroit’s comeback (and now crazily overpriced property) discourage you. America is filled with old towns just waiting for someone to come in and do something good.

7. It’s Not All Scary Red States

There’s an idea in some parts of the East and West Coasts that Middle America is scary: Racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, scary white people. That just isn’t the case. Most of those states would’ve gone Bernie over Trump in a heartbeat had they been given the chance. There are people of color and immigrants all over Middle America—people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who live in the “flyover” states and have brought their cultures and delicious food with them. There are hip pockets everywhere, from Columbus to Lincoln, Winona to Knoxville, Grand Rapids to Milwaukee. The internet makes it seem like these places aren’t cool, but there are already cool people out there.

Middle America is not the Middle America of Fox News. You just need to be brave enough to check it out. The opportunities there might surprise you.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.  

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BLACK STAR RIDERS have demoed more than a dozen songs for their fourth studio album, which they will begin recording next month in Los Angeles. Speaking to Planet Rock ahead of this past weekend's appearance at Planet Rockstock, frontman Ricky Warwick and guitarist Scott Gorham said that the recent addition of guitarist Christian Martucci has re-energized the band. "We go into the studio in January with the new boy Christian Martucci from STONE SOUR, who we're absolutely delighted to have as part of our family," Ricky said. "We've already demoed 16 songs, and we start with Jay Ruston producing the album. And we're going to record in L.A. So it's a change all round because obviously we used [producer] Nick Raskulinecz for the last two records, which was great. But just with Damon [Johnson, guitar] leaving and Christian coming in — Jay's mixed the last two BLACK STAR RIDERS albums, so we just thought, 'Let's do the whole thing with Jay in L.A. this time.' Christian's worked with him before in STONE SOUR, so there's a relationship there. So, we're excited." Scott added: "I think it's gonna be a little bit different sound this time around too. You can already tell by the demos and the different instrumentation. It's gonna be a little bit of a departure from what we've been doing — not a lot, but you'll hear it." Johnson announced his exit from BLACK STAR RIDERS in September, but continued performing with the band until the end of the group's U.K. tour on December 3. Commenting on Damon's departure, Ricky said: "He's always part of the family. Right, Scott? We love him." Scott added: "We're still friends. We used to say, like when Marco [Mendoza, bass] wanted to fly off, I tell everybody, 'This is not a jail sentence. We do this thing and we have a lot of fun doing it, and then when it's time to go, it's time to go." Ricky said: "You get to our age, and everybody's situation is different at home, and you've got reasons, and everybody has to adapt to that. Damon wants to go off and work on his solo stuff and spend more time with his family, and we totally respect that and wish him all the best." Scott continued: "We're on the road all the time. When you've got kids, it gets a little tough." Last year, BLACK STAR RIDERS inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the label that has released all three of the band's albums so far: 2013's "All Hell Breaks Loose", 2015's "The Killer Instinct" and 2017's "Heavy Fire". "Heavy Fire" was a worldwide success, reaching position No. 6 on the U.K. chart, No. 11 on the German chart, and No. 91 on U.S. Current Top Albums chart.

          El arresto de Carlos Ghosn retrasa la presentación del esperado Nissan Leaf e-Plus de 60 kWh      Cache   Translate Page      

El arresto de Carlos Ghosn retrasa la presentación del esperado Nissan Leaf e-Plus de 60 kWh#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

La detención el pasado 19 de noviembre de Carlos Ghosn, el ya ex CEO de Nissan, ha provocado de forma inesperada que la presentación del Nissan Leaf E-Plus 2019 con batería de 60 kWh se haya retrasado hasta nueva orden. Debía hacer su debut en un evento especial de Nissan con motivo del Salón de Los Angeles. “El anuncio oficial en relación a los detalles del Nissan Leaf 2019 con prestaciones adicionales se ha pospuesto a una fecha ulterior”, se podía leer en el comunicado de Nissan.

Así, las dos únicas novedades de Nissan en el Salón de Los Angeles fueron los restyling de la berlina Maxima y del SUV Murano. Según cuentan en The Wall Street Journal, Nissan había contratado a la actriz Margot Robbie, como embajadora de la marca, y al Japanese American National Museum para la celebración del Nissan Futures.

Un evento sobre movilidad futura con los Nissan Murano y Maxima como novedades

Este evento es una celebración de la movilidad eléctrica, de las smart cities y un foro de discusión sobre la movilidad del futuro. Es la primera vez que se celebra en Estados Unidos ya que, coincidiendo con el Salón de Los Angeles se desvelaría ahí el Leaf de 60 kWh. El evento se celebró, pero no hubo ninguna novedad (el Nissan Leaf Nismo RC fue desvelado en Japón).

El Nissan Leaf de mayor autonomía, conocido como Leaf e-Plus, es actualmente el modelo de la marca más esperado. Todo apunta a que equipará una batería de 60 kWh para una autonomía real de entre 320 y 360 km. Será, además, compatible con cargas rápidas de al menos 100 kW. El Nissan Leaf actualmente en venta dispone de una batería de 40 kWh para una autonomía real de algo más de 240 km.

¿Estará el Nissan Leaf e-Plus en el Salón de Detroit, en enero de 2019? Es imposible saberlo, pero sí estarán presentes dos concept cars electricos, según ha confirmado Alfonso Albaisa, jefe de diseño de Nissan e Infiniti. Ambos modelos serán una evolución del Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept.

Infiniti Q Inspiration

Lucha de poderes

En realidad todo dependerá de si para entonces Nissan tiene nuevo CEO. El consejo de dirección se reunirá el próximo 17 de diciembre para escoger al nuevo CEO que tomará las riendas de Nissan. Se habla de Hiroto Saikawa, actual CEO interino, y de Toshiyuki Shiga. El primero es considerado el instigador de la investigación a la que está sometido Carlso Ghosn, mientras que el segundo es un hombre de confianza de Ghosn.

Más allá de presentar entonces el Nissan Leaf e-Plus, según quien salga elegido dará claras indicaciones de hacia donde irá la Alianza Renault-Nissan. Y es que para Saikawa, como muchos otros japoneses, nunca han terminado de aceptar que un pequeño fabricante tuviese el control de Nissan. Desean un reparto más equitativo en el control de la Alianza. Recordemos que Renault vendió 3,76 millones de coches en 2017, mientras que Nissan vendió 5,82 millones de unidades.


          Oscar 2019 divulga sua pré-lista dos indicados a categoria "Melhor Efeitos Visuais"      Cache   Translate Page      

A Academia de Artes e Ciências Cinematográficas divulgou nesta semana a pré-lista dos indicados na categoria "Melhor Efeitos Visuais", no Oscar 2019. Confira:

  • Homem-Formiga e a Vespa
  • Aquaman
  • Vingadores: Guerra Infinita
  • Pantera Negra
  • Bumblebee
  • Christopher Robin
  • Animais Fantásticos: Os Crimes de Grindelwald
  • O Primeiro Homem
  • Os Incríveis 2
  • Ilha de Cachorros
  • Jurassic World: Reino Ameaçado
  • O Retorno de Mary Poppins
  • Missão Impossível - Efeito Fallout
  • Máquinas Mortais
  • O Quebra-Nozes e os Quatro Reinos
  • Paddington 2
  • Um Lugar Silencioso
  • Jogador Nº1
  • Han Solo: Uma História Star Wars
  • Bem-vindos a Marwen
A cerimônia do 91º Oscar, será realizada em 24 de Fevereiro de 2019, no Teatro Dolby, Los Angeles, Califórnia, EUA.

          Fortnite Stagione 7: previste importanti novità per i Game Awards 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Geoff Keighley, presentatore e organizzatore dei The Game Awards 2018, preannuncia importanti novità dedicate a Fortnite nel corso della cerimonia dei TGA che avrà luogo in quel di Los Angeles il...
          Disgusting Food Museum coming to Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      

Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum is opening a touring exhibition in Los Angeles's Architecture and Design Museum. The exhibit runs from December 9 to February 17. "What we find disgusting has to be learned -- it's purely cultural," says curator/psychologist Samuel West. This is a fine opportunity to taste foods you've been curious about, like fermented shark, durian, maggot-infested cheese (above), bull penis (seen below), or mouse wine (also below). From CNN:

...American favorites such as root beer and Jell-O salad sit in the museum alongside fried tarantula and cooked guinea pigs. "If you give root beer to a Swede they will spit it out and say it tastes like toothpaste, but I think it's delicious," he notes...

While many food-related "museums" of late have mostly just been opportunities for novel selfies, West is adamant that the Disgusting Food Museum is there to help people learn and think critically, not just to pose for photos. The downside? "One of my worries that it will start stinking in here," West says.

Also see posts about Samuel West's previous Museum of Failure here and here.

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          Human Resources Assistant/Coordinator - Benefits Paid 100%      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Los Angeles, Job Description: This Human Resources Assistant Position Features: ? Benefits Paid 100% ? Growing Company ? Family Oriented ? Great Pay to $50K Immediate need for Human Resources Assistant/Coordinator. This role is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organization's human resources and safety department by planning, implementing and evaluating employee relations and human resources polici
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CA-Los Angeles, Job Description Staffmark has a great opportunity to join a green, earth-conscious manufacturing organization at their brand new Vernon plant. Want to feel good about the company you are working for? This is a really exciting company in fast-growth mode and they need an ambitious HR Generalist for the team. In this role, you will work in a beautiful new office, a very secure work site. Must be pas
          Luke Skywalker's lightsaber to light up 'Star Wars' props auction      Cache   Translate Page      
Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first "Star Wars" film - one of the most iconic movie weapons - is going up for auction in Los Angeles next week and could fetch up to $200,000 (157,232.70 pounds).

          Post-Thanksgiving U.S. box office: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' stays No. 1 with $26 million      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" recharged for its second consecutive weekend atop the North American box office, generating a healthy $25.8 million (£20.2 million).

          Gold 'Viagra' ring and first Playboy issue sold in Hefner auction      Cache   Translate Page      
A red smoking jacket worn by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner fetched $41,600 at an auction of the late publisher's possessions in Los Angeles, as fans and collectors snapped up such items as his college typewriter and the magazine's first issue.

          Tuesday, Dec. 4 Filming Locations for Power, Billions, Sweetbitter, & more!      Cache   Translate Page      

Here’s a look at various filming locations for Dec. 4, 2018: Filming in California TV Series: GDP Location: 1335 Willow St, Los Angeles (8:00 AM – 7:00 PM) TV Series: Germany’s Next Top Model Location: 1145 San Pedro St, Los Angeles (6:00 AM – 10:00 PM) Filming in Illinois TV Series: Empire Stars: Terrence Howard […]

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          Monday, Dec. 3 Filming Locations for NCIS: L.A., Manifest, SVU, & more!      Cache   Translate Page      

Here’s a look at various filming locations for Dec. 3, 2018: Filming in California TV Series: L.A.’s Finest Stars: Jessica Alba Location: E 4th St., Mateo St – S Clarence St,(Excluding LA River) Los Angeles (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM) TV Series: NCIS: Los Angeles Stars: L.L. Cool J Location: 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles […]

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          Los Angeles moves forward on plan banning plastic straws, going further than California state law      Cache   Translate Page      
Following California's move to restrict the use of plastic straws statewide, the city of Los Angeles on Tuesday moved forward on a plan to enact an outright ban on the straws in local restaurants by 2021.
          In Photos: Testament, Triptykon, YOB, Pig Destroyer, Power Trip and More Highlight Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in L.A.      Cache   Translate Page      
The two-day festival took place December 1st and 2nd at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
          Post-Thanksgiving Box Office: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Stays No. 1 With $26 Million      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES, Dec 2- Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" recharged for its second consecutive weekend atop the North American box office, generating a healthy $25.8 million. The only new nationwide release, "The Possession of Hannah Grace," opened in line with industry estimates and brought in $6.5 million from 2,065 locations. "The Possession of Hannah Grace"...
          boygenius cover The Killers’ “Read My Mind” in Los Angeles: Watch      Cache   Translate Page      
The supergroup offers up a folksy rendition of the Sam's Town track.
          NBA fines Clippers’ Beverley $25K for throwing ball at fan      Cache   Translate Page      
The NBA has announced that it has fined Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for throwing the game ball at a spectator in Dallas earlier this week.
          Hugh Hefner’s typewriter scores USD162K at auction      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The typewriter Hugh Hefner used in college (AP pic below) was the top-selling item at an auction of his possessions. Julien’s Auctions said the Underwood Standard portable typewriter sold for USD162,500. His complete set of magazines he founded sold for USD76,800, and a gold ring with a hidden compartment sold for […]
          Earth Over the Brink      Cache   Translate Page      
Military bases pockmark the Land of the Free that they supposedly "serve" with disaster sites and carcinogenic chemical zones. Cancer epidemics not seen before all this progress now rage across the "civilized" world. A ranch outside Los Angeles is filling the atmosphere with methane. Actual wars bring hell to North Africa and Western and Central Asia, killing the planet, not just the local populations.
          Landmark Theatres is sold to the production company of a billionaire real estate developer      Cache   Translate Page      

Billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner have found a buyer for Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest owner of art-house cinemas.

The Los Angeles-based company has been sold to Cohen Media Group, the film production and distribution company of New York real estate billionaire Charles...


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IN BEELD. Piemels in je koffie
De meeste barista’s kiezen voor hartjes, bloempjes of misschien een kerstboom. Dicklatte kiest daarentegen voor, je raadt het al, piemels. Het begon naar eigen zeggen allemaal met een mislukt hart dat leek op een piemel. Anoniem De man achter @dicklatte blijft liever anoniem, maar is een dertiger uit Los Angeles. Hij kocht ooit een espressomachine […]

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          NCIS LOS ANGELES 10×11 “Joyride” Photos      Cache   Translate Page      

NCIS Los Angeles Episode 10×11 “Joyride”   THE NCIS TEAM SEARCHES FOR A MARINE RESERVIST WITH A HISTORY OF PTSD   The NCIS team is joined by NCIS Special Agent Nicole DeChamps (Marsha Thomason) after a Marine reservist with a history of PTSD disappears following a drunk and disorderly altercation. Cast: Chris O’Donnell (Special Agent G. […]

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          WestJet Expands Codeshare Agreement With Qantas      Cache   Translate Page      
Canadian airline WestJet said Dec. 4 that it has expanded its codeshare relationship with Australia’s Qantas by adding Qantas-operated flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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          En 1927 este hombre fue el primero en tirarse en paracaídas con una moto sin matarse (pero casi)      Cache   Translate Page      

En 1927 este hombre fue el primero en tirarse en paracaídas con una moto sin matarse (pero casi)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Hace unos días te trajimos a Chad O'Neal, un joven americano que ha hecho de la adrenalina su modo de vida y ha conseguido asombrar al mismísimo Travis Pastrana llevando un paso más allá las locuras en moto con el MotoBASE, el salto base lanzándose hacia el abismo en un despegue a toda velocidad.

Lo cierto es que el mantra del "todo está inventado" acaba por tener razón y quitársela a muchos pioneros, así que hoy vamos a hablar de otros precursores en este disciplina de conducir una moto hacia el abismo y abrir un paracaídas para contarlo. O no.

Paracaídas, motos y riesgo desmesurado

Desde que el ser humano es ser humano siempre ha intentado explorar los límites de lo físicamente posible y sano para la vida. Algunos locos pioneros han pasado a la historia por desafiar lo razonable en busca de la gloria con resultados muy dispares.

Otra manera de desafiar a la muerte vino de la mano de los saltos de altura y la necesidad de amortiguar la caída de algún modo hasta que en el año 852 Abbás Ibn Firnás ejecutó en Córdoba el primero de los saltos con paracaídas. Sobrevivió no sin sufrir heridas de diversa consideración pero al menos vivió para contarlo.

Leonardo Da Vinci Paracaidas El paracaídas ideado por Leonardo da Vinci.

Tiempo después Leonardo da Vinci recogió esta técnica entre sus ingenios y no fue hasta 1785 cuando el francés Jean Pierre Blanchard lanzó a un perro con un paracaídas desde un globo. Después de hacer sufrir al pobre animal perfeccionó durante casi 10 años su técnica y en 1793 aseguró que había hecho el primer salto con paracaídas tal y como hoy lo conocemos. Repetimos, aseguró.

El paracaidismo extendió su popularidad como la pólvora alrededor de todo el globo y muchos intentaron ser los primeros en conseguirlo. No fue hasta el 22 de octubre de 1797, cuando André Jacques Garnerin firmó el primer salto con éxito documentado desde un globo de hidrógeno a una altura de 350 metros sobre París ante la atónita mirada de miles de espectadores. Desde entonces sus actuaciones se convirtieron en un show extremadamente popular hasta que falleció, no en un salto como buena parte de su público esperaba, sino al golpearse en la cabeza con una viga mientras preparaba un ascenso en globo en 1929.

Jaques Garnerin Paracaidas Cartel de Jacques Garnerin en 1797, precursor de los saltos en paracaídas.

A principios del siglo XX con la fiebre de las motocicletas azotando las mentes de los ciudadanos más aventureros, explorando los límites de la velocidad y trascendiendo las primeras carreras organizadas, otros seres indómitos empezaron a buscar aplicaciones de lo más disparatado a esos vehículos que eran símbolo de libertad y fuente de adrenalina.

Corría 1926 cuando Fred Osborne decidió enfrentarse al mayor reto conocido hasta entonces por el hombre: saltar con una motocicleta al vacío y salir ileso gracias a la ayuda de un paracaídas. La idea no parecía demasiado complicada y juntaba casi todo lo que se podía pedir en una gesta tan épica hasta la fecha: velocidad, riesgo, altura y una probabilidad de muerte sumamente elevada.

A decir verdad Osborne no fue un pionero. Esta idea no era en absoluto nueva pues en 1912 se conoce la historia de Franz Reichelt, un costurero que saltó al vacío desde uno de los niveles intermedios de la Torre Eiffel con su moto equipado con un paracaídas hecho a mano en su casa después de espetar un "hasta pronto". Murió en el acto cuando su paracaídas no funcionó como él esperaba.

Osborne estaba convencido de que Reichelt y otros que corrieron suertes similares no eran más que simples aficionados o eran demasiado cobardes para lanzarse desde alturas lo suficientemente elevadas.

Fred Osborne1

El americano eligió meticulosamente el escenario en el acantilado de Huntington Cliff a las afueras de Los Angeles y comenzó a publicitar su gesta. Cuando en 1927 captó la atención suficiente de la población empezó con los preparativos construyendo una primitiva rampa de madera al final de un camino de tierra y confirmó su hazaña convocando al público y a un cámara para que inmortalizase su gesta.

Los medios de la época anunciaron a Osborne como el "primer hombre en salir ileso de un salto en paracaídas en moto", pero la realidad no fue exactamente así.

Era noviembre y las condiciones eran perfectas. El bueno de Osborne estaba motivado. Muy motivado. Preparó su equipo, se aseguró de que los arneses estuvieran bien sujetos a su cuerpo, arrancó su moto y se enfrentó al momento definitivo sin más medidas de seguridad que su tupé, un jersey con dados y una dentadura sin incisivos superiores que dejaba entrever sus antecedentes como acróbata. Por supuesto tampoco hubo ningún tipo de prueba ni ensayo previos.

Fred aceleró hasta una velocidad de casi 100 km/h sobre la tierra y se lanzó sobre la rampa. Ni la trayectoria de despegue ni la velocidad fueron las necesarias para que aquello que Osborne había imaginado en su cabeza pudiera tener una lógica física razonable. Voló sobre el precipicio de una manera bastante precaria y trató de abrir el paracaídas nada más salir de la rampa.

Fred Osborne

Con una altura a todas luces escasa de unos 60 metros del borde del acantilado hasta el suelo, no hubo tiempo necesario para que el paracaídas se desplegase lo suficiente como para hacer su trabajo, por lo que se dirigió hacia el suelo con todas las papeletas para conseguir un viaje al otro barrio.

Por suerte para Osborne, su peripecia discurría teóricamente sobre unos cables de teléfono que debería sobrepasar plácidamente en su descenso. Unos cables que sin moverse ni un milímetro se cruzaron en medio de su trayectoria de caída. Fred chocó contra aquellos cables lo justo como para amortiguar su caída.

Yaciendo sobre el suelo de Los Angeles la muchedumbre corrió hacia el cuerpo de Osborne y pese a que el público pensaba encontrarse un cuerpo sin vida, se encontraron a un aventurero maltrecho, herido, pero consciente mientras que su moto ardía entre llamas sólo unos metros más allá. Osborne fue trasladado al hospital en estado crítico y los médicos pudieron salvarle para recuperarse y poder contar al mundo su no-gesta. Obviamente nunca volvió a intentarlo.

Fred Osborne, Evel Knievel, Travis Pastrana, Brad O'Neal... Siempre habrá locos en el mundo, lo único que cambia es la magnitud de sus locuras. Y sí, el salto de Osborne además fue el primero en quedar registrado gracias a un metraje recuperado y publicado por British Pathé en el vídeo que puedes ver a continuación:

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La noticia En 1927 este hombre fue el primero en tirarse en paracaídas con una moto sin matarse (pero casi) fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasion Moto por Jesus Martin .


          NFL Week 13 superlatives      Cache   Translate Page      
Where we look at the best (and worst) of NFL Week 13, all in one place. Best Game - Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers  After the first half, the Steelers appeared ready to run away with this one. Pittsburgh scored 23 first-half points and held Los Angeles to two rushing yards. But a botched false start penalty led to a Chargers touchdown and a missed Steelers extra point only had Pittsburgh ahead by two scores at halftime. Los Angeles pulled within eight with a touchdown and two-point conversion at the end of the third quarter and then returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown. Another two-pointer, and the game was tied. Philip Rivers was magnificent, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns. He really should be in the MVP conversation. Justin Jackson gave the Chargers a running game in the second half, rushing for 63 yards and a score. Kicker Mike Badgley hit the game-winning field as time expired. That didn’t come without drama, though, as he actually missed his first game-winning attempt, but t
          Abandon programmé du navigateur Microsoft Edge ?      Cache   Translate Page      
Si l'on en croit le très sérieux site Windows Central, Microsoft serait en train de travailler sur un nouveau navigateur WEB et serait même prêt à l'intégrer comme navigateur par défaut dans de futures versions de Windows 10. Baptisée "Projet Anaheim", une ville au sud de Los Angeles où se situe une parc Disneyland, ce nouveau logiciel utiliserait comme base de travail le moteur de rendu HTML Chromium, le même qui a servi au développement du très populaire Google Chrome !

Une information que nous trouvons une nouvelle fois étonnante avec un Microsoft dont nous avons de plus en plus l'impression qu'il navigue les yeux fermés en ne sachant pas où il se dirige. Pour le moment on ne sait pas s'il s'agit d'un test, d'une simple rumeur, d'une piste que Microsoft étudie, d'un projet avancé, mais une chose est sûre, Microsoft Edge n'ayant jamais rencontré le succès malgré le fait qu'il soit le navigateur par défaut de Windows 10, Microsoft tente un truc.

Une affaire à suivre car en ce qui nous concerne on ne comprend vraiment pas le succès de ce Google Chrome qui est très gourmand en mémoire et qui confie un peu plus de vie privée des utilisateurs aux serveurs de Google. Affaire à suivre comme on aime à le dire régulièrement ...
          Ship traffic, December 5      Cache   Translate Page      
Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Arietta Portland, Ore. PBG Daniel K.Inouye Honolulu OAK Ever Smile Los Angeles OAK Garnet Leader Port Hueneme, Ventura County BNC Horizon Pacific Honolulu OAK Island Princess Cabo San Lucas, Mexico SFO MOL Modern Los Angeles OAK Shanghai Highway San Diego BNC YM Unicorn Los Angeles OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT CAP Capricorn Long Beach SFO Cape Kortia Tokyo OAK Horizon Pacific Los Angeles OAK Humber Bridge Tokyo SFO Island Princess Cabo San Lucas, Mexico SFO MSC Silvia Port Unknown SFO Queen Asia Port Unknown SFO Sibi Ghent, Belgium SFO Source: S.F. Marine Exchange
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Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT APL Detroit Los Angeles OAK Bay Bridge Long Beach OAK California Highway Yokohama, Japan SFO CAP Capricorn Papeete, Tahiti OAK CAPE Kortia Los Angeles OAK MSC Silvia Vancouver, B.C. OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT CAP Capricorn Long Beach OAK Cepheus Ocean Japan SFO Ever Lyric Taipei OAK Honourable Henry Jackman Port Unknown SFO Hyundai Shanhhai Busan, South Korea OAK Manoa Honolulu OAK MOL Brillience Xingang, China SFO MSC Silvia Port Unknown OAK NYK Diana Tokyo OAK NYK Remus Seattle SFO NYK Rigel Los Angeles SFO Queen Asia Port Unknown SFO Union Erwin Port Unknown SFO Source: S.F. Marine Exchange
          Nyesek Banget! Slank Gelar Konser tapi Hanya Ditonton 10 Orang! Ternyata Ini Penyebabnya!      Cache   Translate Page      
slidegossip.com - Slank dikenal sebagai salah satu band papan atas tanah air yang punya banyak penggemar fanatik di negeri ini. Namun apa jadinya bila konser Slank hanya ditonton 10 orang? Seperti dilansir dari suara.com (15/11/2018), ternyata hal tersebut memang benar-benar pernah terjadi.

 
Slank (foto: liriklirik.com)

Slank rupanya pernah punya pengalaman menggelar konser yang sepi penonton. Bahkan penonton yang datang bisa dihitung dengan jari, yakni hanya 10 orang penonton. Pengalaman kurang mengenakkan itu terjadi ketika Slank menggelar konser internasionalnya di Amerika Serikat, pada tahun 2007 lalu. Yang mengejutkan, ternyata 10 orang penonton itu bahkan tidak mengenal siapa Slank.

"Kami di Amerika Serikat syukur-syukur ada yang nonton 10 orang, bahkan ada beberapa tempat kita main yang benar-benar 10 orang aja. Dan orang itu benar-benar tak tahu kami ini siapa," ungkap Kaka Slank, saat acara jumpa fans di Pekanbaru, Rabu (14/11/2018) lalu.

Selain menggelar konser internasional di Amerika Serikat, saat itu Slank juga sedang mencari produser untuk menggarap album internasionalnya. Beruntung, pada akhirnya mereka berhasil mendapatkan seorang produser bernama Saraceno dari Los Angeles, yang tak lain adalah guru gitar Ridho Slank, saat masih belajar gitar sebelum terkenal menjadi gitaris Slank.

"2007 sebulan rekaman di LA, prosesnya seru. Biasa berpuluh tahun produser sendiri, Slank sebagai produser, kini kami balik lagi jadi yang diproduseri orang. Ini bule, dikasih target, seminggu rekaman, seminggu overdub," ungkap Kaka lagi.

Setelah album internasional tersebut dirilis, Slank pun menggelar tur 15 kota di Amerika Serikat. Saat itulah Slank benar-benar mendapatkan pengalaman baru, dari yang biasanya konser mereka ditonton oleh puluhan ribu orang, namun di sana hanya ditonton 10 orang. Penyebabnya, karena di sana memang belum ada yang mengenal Slank seperti di Indonesia. Bahkan Slank sampai harus menyebut Bali agar orang-orang di sana tahu mereka berasal dari Indonesia.

"Itu kami bangunnya dari bawah banget. Kami perkenalkan diri kami Slank, band Rock and Roll dari Indonesia. Kami perkenalkan Indonesia, 'You Know Bali?'. Kadang orang Amerika tak tahu Indonesia tapi Bali tahu. Kita berjuang perkenalkan diri lagi, kayak dari nol lagi," pungkas Kaka Slank.

          Trump Is More Loyal to Dictators Than to the U.S. - Slate      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Trump Is More Loyal to Dictators Than to the U.S.  Slate
  2. Saudi crown prince 'ordered, monitored' killing of Khashoggi, Corker says  CNN
  3. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman embarks on rehabilitation tour  Los Angeles Times
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We are a Los Angeles based apparel company BLANKS PLUS (www.blanksplus.net) looking for MODELS and SPOKESPEOPLE to help at our booth at an upcoming trade show called ISS Long Beach Jan 18 (9:30am-5pm), Jan 19 (10am-5pm) We are looking for a high energy, bubbly, outgoing person to interact with trade-show attendees as they walk by our booth. You will need to smile, say hello, invite people to the booth, showcase merchandise, as well as other duties. Candidate must be people-friendly, out-going and able to speak clearly. Must also be punctual, reliable, fast-paced, and follow instructions well. To Apply: Interested candidates please email a few recent photos, brief work experiences, hourly rate and your contact telephone number. Experience is a plus but not required.
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Los Angeles leaders are poised to reappoint Fred Pickel as a watchdog overseeing the Department of Water and Power, against the protests of some environmental and consumer activists who argue that he has failed to speak up for ratepayers.

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The annual Night on Broadway event, which attracts people to downtown Los Angeles’ Historic Core as part of City Councilman Jose Huizar’s plan to revitalize the area, has been canceled for the coming year.

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Il n'y aura peut-être pas de nouvel épisode d'Assassin's Creed en 2019 mais on peut toujours compter sur Ubisoft pour faire parler de la franchise par différents moyens. Ce sera par exemple le rôle d'Assassin’s Creed Symphony, une tournée de concerts à la gloire de la musicalité de la licence historique, dont le coup d'envoi aura lieu le 11 juin 2019 au Dolby Theater de Los Angeles, en marge du salon E3.
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LOS ANGELES — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream.Hart announced his selection for the 91st Oscars in an Instagram statement Tuesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a tweet that welcomed him "to the family."The announcement came hours after trade publication The Hollywood Reporter posted a story calling the Oscars host position [...]
          'Sex, Lies, and Videotape' Originated the Soderbergh Enigma      Cache   Translate Page      


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Steven Soderbergh's work has been in our lives for 29 years via 28 feature films. That's a mountain of artistic evidence, enough to figure out most directors' favorite motifs, crutches and passions three times over. Yet maybe it's because of Soderbergh's prolific work rate that he remains difficult to decipher. You'd be hard pressed to name another contemporary director whose films can be as routinely dissimilar as Che, Solaris and The Informant!. Or look at it this way: the artist who would direct Erin Brockovich and Traffic in the same year (garnering Oscar nominations for both in 2000) is a puzzler, indeed.

Beyond savoring the occasional heist (the Ocean's trilogy, Logan Lucky) or a bout of social paranoia (Unsane, Contagion, Kafka), Soderbergh's oeuvre remains difficult to pin down thematically. That could be the reason why the director is best known as a tactician, someone who's more liable to foreground how he's telling a story than why he cares about the film's subject matter. It's a reputation he's earned by working both in the gritty reaches of independent film and in service to the middlebrow studio fare that continues to disappear from theaters year after year.

To reexamine Soderbergh's very first film, 1989's Sex, Lies, and Videotape, in the wake of its recent Criterion release, let's consider his filmmaking via two properties: simplicity and complexity. Because no matter the scale — whether on a ten-day shoot with non-actors for Bubble or working over five months with $110 million of Warner Bros' cash for Ocean's 12 — he intertwines the simple and the complex as a challenge to the audience and himself.

"To me, making an idea accessible doesn't necessarily mean dilution or compromise; it can mean clarity of execution," Soderbergh writes in the introduction to the Sex, Lies, & Videotape Criterion booklet. That's about as close to a maxim as the alternately elusive and self-reactionary filmmaker offers for his own career: you can be true to almost any story by telling it a certain way.

Ocean's 11, for example, is among the sleekest American films ever made, but that's only true because of dramatic directorial tailoring, translating the impossible robbery of The Bellagio by Danny Ocean and his gang into a zippy and character-driven crime story. Critically, it's a movie in which audiences can follow the myriad heist steps, but it's paced and edited so precisely you never have to worry about whether the steps are going to work. Indeed, it's something very complicated coming across as effortless.

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For an inverted example, consider Unsane, the 2018 thriller Soderbergh captured entirely on an iPhone. It teems with rudimentary, almost uncouth closeups, but that guerrilla documentary style derives vein-deep distress from a style of cinematography anyone with a phone in their pocket could reasonably replicate. It's a very simple thing made to feel very complicated.

Soderbergh thinking about film as primarily a technical challenge, with no detectable prejudices toward "low" art and no particular affinity for "high" art, has made his career almost impossible to predict as it unfurls. Now, in the wake of Unsane this spring, Soderbergh has said he may only shoot movies with iPhones. He's also made ample television shows (The Knick, Mosaic, The Girlfriend Experience) in recent years, prizing that medium for its storytelling qualities. In the early 2010s, he even retired from film entirely, only to come back with Logan Lucky, claiming to have pioneered a new method for financing film. His work going forward could easily be that of a studio hand or an untethered arthouse filmmaker whose films might not even make it to the arthouse but just land on his website. But let's go back to the beginning. In 1989, he gave us the rare movie that's as enigmatic as he is.

Nearly 30 years after it took Sundance by storm and won Soderbergh the 1989 Palme d'Or, Sex, Lies, and Videotape remains remarkable for the same seesawing of narrative ambition with accessible execution that's defined his career. On the one hand, Soderbergh's debut is readable as a Freudian literalization of how adult life turns us off and drives us apart, how our kinks or seeming lack thereof can correspond, and how the mediation of sex through images makes life all the more complicated (but also ... simpler). Yet all that intellectual weight, dense enough for a 400-level human sexuality course, is grafted onto a stranger-comes-to-town fable. The selfish king figure loses his unhappy bride to a more thoughtful man. Even sensorially, the film's use of Synthwave master Cliff Martinez's spare score prizes minimalism while deepening the psychological impact. Moreover, the fact that we see hardly any of Baton Rouge in the film, but rather so much of people's living rooms, dispenses with society's influence in a broader setting and positions us so near to the characters' lives that we've no choice but to take in their ambiguity.

The film's structure is an impeccably symmetrical quadrangle. In one corner, there's Graham (James Spader), who opens the movie cruising into Baton Rouge to see an old college buddy. Everyone rightfully suspects he's a changed man, though they're not sure how and why. Graham's old pal is John (Peter Gallagher), a lawyer sharing a luxurious but unhappy home with his wife Ann (Andi McDowell). We meet Ann through one of her therapy sessions; her marriage with Peter is failing either because of his infidelity or her frigidity. Either way, her younger sister Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo), a far more sexually liberated bartender/painter, isn't helping by secretly carrying on an affair with John.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape bears a few more fascinating qualities in retrospect. And I do think "fascinating" is the operative word for describing this film, compared to say "timeless" or "rewatchable" or "appealing". It's hard to imagine that this talky, subversive bedroom drama — with its dated video technology and a few almost-stars — is anyone's favorite movie. But it is fascinating. The film's every move compels you to look and listen, and it's a herculean task not to be drawn in by how Soderbergh lays bare his characters' foibles with such patience and ultimately, little judgment.

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Though the title implies something salacious, which no doubt helped make the film a modest hit at the time, the "Sex" component isn't all that lewd. Much more, sex hinges on ideas, specifically that of honesty (the explicit antidote to the "Lies" element of the title, according to the Graham character). Mirroring the therapy session that opens the movie, the film is often a discussion of intimacy leveraged against ethical questions. Can John the philandering lawyer really do whatever he wants? Is Graham -- who's impotent beyond his penchant for videotaping women discussing their erotic lives -- a pervert or some kind of sex whisperer? What will it take to put Ann in touch with her sexuality? Can Cynthia reconcile her pursuit of pleasure with the harm it causes?

Filmography-wise, it stands as a captivating debut because Soderbergh arguably never again made a movie so psychological, so purely studious of character. It retains that first-film quality of feeling hard-won, yet vibrantly inspired. As the story goes, the director wrote the bulk of the script in a matter of days on a drive back to his hometown of Baton Rouge from Los Angeles, where he was struggling with early directing and writing work. It's a fitting enough backstory and tempting to imagine a young Soderbergh may have felt like Graham, returning to town a veritable stranger with a new obsession, a cloaked power — an entire secret world of the moving image in his pocket.

Surprisingly enough, Sex, Lies, and Videotape is also a particularly feminist movie for being made by a 26-year-old straight, white, male auteur who helped kick off a movement of '90s Sundance Film Festival middleweights that, in retrospect, shaped up to be a problematic boys club in many ways. To the film's credit, Graham initially presents, in no small part due to James Spader's eerily focused performance, as a sexual oracle of sorts. He's traditionally impotent but also cuttingly observant and dignified. For much of the movie, he's held high above the other three players, who could uncharitably be described as two cheaters and a stuck-up housewife. But the film critically pivots when Ann turns Graham's camcorder back on him in the end, revealing that Graham is, in his own way, as controlling and idealizing in his sexuality as Ann's husband demanding a midday rendezvous with his mistress.

This reversal puts the power back into Ann's hands at the opportune moment and prompts the audience to consider the man wielding the camera for Sex, Lies, and Videotape, too. If Graham has too much control to be honest with Ann, what's Soderbergh getting out of this? What motive does he have to be the maestro, influencing where your eye moves and what stimulates you?

While Soderbergh doesn't give away his power in addressing these questions, he does tellingly end Sex, Lies, and Videotape with one final tango between ambition and humility:

"I think it's going to rain," Ann says to Graham in the film's waning seconds when all the self-excavation over what intimacy means has turned to sweet romance. Spader's character looks skyward and responds simply, "It is raining." At once, Soderbergh's conclusive joke begs the audience to consider the symbolism while dismissing that same notion: nothing is as mysterious as it seems. That moment of seismic change you've been waiting for is already in progress. Watch it go.

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          Comment on Japanese-American Internment During World War II by Keith Cannon      Cache   Translate Page      
Takeo Yoshikawa was caught spying on Pearl Harbor, he was detained on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack and returned to Japan in a diplomatic prisioner exchange. Japanese Americans in Hawaii rescued and protected an Imperial Japanese airman that crashed during the Pearl Harbor attack. United States intelligence agents intercepted cables sent from Tokyo to the Japanese Consulate in Los Angeles and were able to break the code and read the messages. They revealed that there were a substantial number of Japanese Spy in the US Military, Defense Companies and other sensitive industries. (Declassified in 1978 The MAGIC Background of Pearl Harbor) There were also Japanese spies in Mexico and plans for a Biological attack on San Diego. Japan was also releasing weather balloons carrying incendiary bombs that they hoped would float in America, crash and start fires. One made it as far as Minnesota. It is thought that this was what caused the BATTLE OF LA in 1941. There also needs to be considered that there could be attacks on Japanese Americans by Chinese Americans upset with Japan's atrocities in China. All of which was something the US could not afford to deal with at the time. Most of this has been hidden because the US needed Japan as an ally in the Pacific to contend with Communist China and the Soviet Union.
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After flopping fantastically nearly two decades ago, the XFL is making a comeback.The league, which lasted for a single season in 2001, is expected to announce this week that it will return.Initially, eight cities will have teams — Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; St. Louis; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.; and Washington, D.C. — [...]
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The American Film Institute named their top 10 movies and TV shows of the year. Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' will receive a special award as it was not eligible for the AFI's top 10. The awards ceremony will take place on January 4, 2019 in Los Angeles.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

BLACKKKLANSMAN
BLACK PANTHER
EIGHTH GRADE
THE FAVOURITE
FIRST REFORMED
GREEN BOOK
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
A QUIET PLACE
A STAR IS BORN


AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE AMERICANS
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
ATLANTA
BARRY
BETTER CALL SAUL
THE KOMINSKY METHOD
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
POSE
SUCCESSION
THIS IS US


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          Started From The Bottom: Kevin Hart Is Hosting The 2019 Oscars      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart will be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, fulfilling a lifelong dream for the actor-comedian. Hart announced his selection for the 91st Oscars in an Instagram statement Tuesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a tweet that welcomed him “to the family.”   […]
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Rene Russo, Jake Gyllanhaal and Dan Gilroy worked together on Nightcrawler. They are reuniting for Velvet Buzzsaw, a new psychological thriller film written and directed by Gilroy. A thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. It […]

          Commenti su Beautiful, anticipazioni USA: PHOEBE FORRESTER, il decennale dalla sua morte di Marco      Cache   Translate Page      
Benissimo, proprio come avevo chiesto tre settimane fa! L'occasione perfetta per fare questa commemorazione deve assolutamente svolgersi nella puntata 8.000 di Beautiful, che in America arriverà tra poco, un altro evento importante, ancora più bello se coinciderà con la tanto attesa commemorazione. Se poi tra una manciata di anni si presentasse a casa di Steffy un/a giovane mandato da Constantine che dicesse di essere figlio/a di lui e di Phoebe, avuto dai due off-screen proprio durante quel lungo tour musicale sarebbe un'altro bel colpo, ma non prima che Jack, figlio di Nick Marone, si presenti anch'egli a Los Angeles a casa di una delle due madri, quella biologica (Brooke) e quella uterina (Taylor).
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With 23,200+ employees globally, Microsoft Digital, Services, and Success is one of the company’s largest groups, serving customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. Simply put, we help customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments by delivering their voices back to our business groups to make our technology even better—and by accelerating their transformation journeys to become digital businesses. For more information, visit www.aka.ms/LearnAboutDigitalTransformation. Join us and be one who empowers billions! That’s incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact on how people work and live all over the world. **Responsibilities** The focus of the SSSP role is to develop & close Dynamics Business Applications opportunities that enable customer outcomes in the Health and Life Sciences industry sector. Key accountabilities include: Dynamics Business Applications Leadership • Develop strategy for identifying, driving & closing Dynamics Business Applications opportunities for your assigned territory, working with the Services Account Executive (SE) for Microsoft Services account planning & with the Enterprise Commercial Account Executive (AE), where there is no SE, to ensure alignment & input to the overall account plan • Hunt for new Dynamics opportunities, leveraging the Services account-aligned team & Specialist Team Unit (STU) to help build pipeline Execution • Qualify, drive & close Dynamics opportunities that will accelerate the customer’s digital transformation, intentionally driving the sales plays prioritized for your area • Ensure customer satisfaction, managing, escalating, and/or orchestrating sales and delivery success through the AE, Services account-aligned team & Pursuit Leads • Meet or exceed revenue & core priority targets, executing in accordance with prescribed Microsoft methods, processes and tools Skills Profile • Digital Transformation Driver – Ability to: Break out of IT to Engage Business Decision Makers (BDMs) as well as Technical Decision Makers; Influence stakeholders across the organization; & ability to Inspire BDMs to Pursue Transformational solutions, making new connections & influencing through Social Selling • Solution Area Expert – Ability to: Create case for Customer Change; Translate Enterprise Services Go-To- Market approach & solutions into Customer Business Impact; & ability to Articulate Dynamics Subject Matter Expertise & Differentiate competitor solutions • Deal Orchestrator – Ability to: Orchestrate deal team to ensure success through effective collaboration & communication with the virtual team & leveraging people, processes & tools effectively to accelerate deal velocity • Solution Area Hunter – Ability to: Hunt for new Dynamics opportunities; Work in partnership across multiple solution area v-teams; & Reliably meet or exceed revenue & deal accountabilities **Qualifications** Key Experience, Skills, Knowledge & Education Required: Proven sales success & expertise in selling Dynamics Business Applications projects & advisory services at the executive level (VP & above) Dynamics solutions knowledge & experience in on-premise and Dynamics 365 solutions sales Industry experience in the Health & Life Sciences – Payors, Providers and Pharmaceuticals Track record of consistently meeting or exceeding sales targets Executes recognized sales methods, processes and tools Sales & business background, with 7+ years of technology-related experience Bachelor’s degree with exposure to Information Technology (or equivalent) Open to 50-75% Travel Location open to any Major Metro City Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
          NHL Rumors: Kings, Lightning, Bruins, Canadiens and Stars      Cache   Translate Page      
Could the Kings trade Quick? Lisa Dillman of The Athletic: Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick returned to the lineup over the weekend. The Kings best chance to turn their season around is with Quick in net. They were nine …
          Facing AUM Shrinkage Over Performance, Guardian Life Rebrands Lowe Enterprises Investors      Cache   Translate Page      
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America purchased an equity ownership interest in Lowe Enterprises Investors (LEI), a Los Angeles-based real estate investment company, from Lowe Enterprises. In addition, the management team of Lowe Enterprises will have up to a 20% stake, post-transaction. Post-deal, Guardian Life and LEI management will be the sole owners of […]
          Teacher Hits Student In California      Cache   Translate Page      
Last month, a student in the Los Angeles area and a teacher got into a fight. The encounter was captured on video. The teacher said it started when he told the student to leave the room because he was not dressed in proper uniform. The situation escalated when the student threw a basketball at the...
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          NFL round-up: Chargers spring historic second-half comeback to shock Steelers      Cache   Translate Page      
  • Philip Rivers rallies Chargers past Pittsburgh in 33-30 thriller
  • Sherman’s return to Seattle mostly uneventful in 49ers loss
  • Mahomes throws four TDs to lead Chiefs past Raiders 40-33

Philip Rivers watched Ben Roethlisberger do what the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback so often does – lead a game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter – and decided it was time for the Los Angeles Chargers to do something they so rarely do: win a big one on the road against a team with Super Bowl aspirations of its own.

So the longtime Los Angeles quarterback gathered his teammates around him and delivered a very blunt message.

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CHRÁNIT SVOJI VLAST NENÍ RASIZMUS❗ Prinášíme vám starší video, pocházející z protiimigračního protestu v Los Angeles, z roku 1996. Mainstreamová novinářka se snažila účastníky protestu označit za rasisty a hledala si proto vhodné zámiňky. Měla však smůlu, protože natrefila na Američana, který ji otázkami úplně rozložil a přinutil ji přiznat její vlastní tendenčnost. Takto bohužel pracují média hlavního proudu a každého vlastence se snaží okamžitě označit všemožnými nálepkami, jenom proto že jsou ve skutečnosti argumentačně bezmocní.
          Los Angeles Chargers Striking At Right Time      Cache   Translate Page      

The under-the-radar Los Angeles Chargers are making a push for the playoffs and are on the tails of the Kansas City Chiefs. After a 1-2 start to the season, the 9-3 Chargers reeled off six straight wins and have climbed to second place in the AFC West. A recent 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers …

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          Diproduksi Hollywood, Film Foxtrot Six Penuh Sensasi CGI      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Los Angeles - MD Pictures kembali memproduksi film bergenre laga, Foxtrot Six. Menariknya pembuatan film ini bekerja sama dengan rumah produksi asal Hollywood, Amerika Serikat, Rapid Eye Production.

Disutradarai oleh Randy Korompis, Foxtrot Six adalah film Indonesia pertama yang didukung dengan teknologi computer graphics interface (CGI) penuh. Penggunaan CGI ini diharapkan bisa memberi hasil visual yang menarik.

Karena menggunakan CGI, maka proses syuting pun banyak dilakukan di dalam studio. Oka Antara yang berperan sebagai Angga pun menceritakan pengalaman syuting Foxtrot Six.

"Misal ada adegan terjun payung, nanti ada marinir yang pakai go pro di helmnya, terus syuting kita, enggak gitu," ujar Oka Antara di CGV Grand Indonesia, Jakarta Pusat, Selasa (4/12/2018).

"Kita itu syutingnya di dalam studio, saya diputerbalikin dan kayak seolah lagi scene ke bawah itu di studio ditontonin banyak orang, awannya digambar, petirnya digambar, mist-nya digambar," sambungnya.

Ditangani Profesional

Julie Estelle, pemain film Foxtrot Six.#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Tak tanggung-tanggung, visual efek untuk film ini pun ditangani langsung oleh ahlinya. Foxtrit Six dikerjakan oleh Andrew Juano yang sukses dengan beberapa film seperti Walking Dead serta Life of Pie.

Bintang Papan Atas

Rio Dewanto, pemain film Foxtrot Six.#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Selain Oka Antara, film ini juga dibintangi oleh deretan pemain papan atas lainnya seperti Chicco Jerikho, Arifin Putra, Verdi Solaiman, Rio Dewanto, Mike Lewis, Jullie Estelle dan banyak lagi.

Foxtrot Six bercerita tentang anggota marinir Indonesia yang berjuang menyelamatkan Indonesia dari kemiskinan dan kepemimpinan partai pemberontak. Film ini akan tayang pada 21 Februari 2019.


          12/4/2018: Sport: AJ: Bring on Wilder or Fury      Cache   Translate Page      
ANTHONY JOSHUA says he is ready to fight either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury after the pair’s controversial draw in Los Angeles last weekend. The heavyweight has broken his silence in the wake of the bout after Wilder’s comanager Shelly Finkel said...
          NYSE: EIX Shareholder Notice: Lawsuit Alleges Misleading Statements by Edison International      Cache   Translate Page      

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors in Edison International (NYSE: EIX) shares over alleged securities laws violations.

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2018 -- An investor, who purchased shares of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), filed a lawsuit over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Edison International in connection with certain allegedly false and misleading statements.

Investors in shares of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) have certain options and for certain investors are short and strict deadlines running. Deadline: January 15, 2019. NYSE: EIX investors should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The plaintiff claims that between February 23, 2016 and November 12, 2018, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that the Company failed to maintain electricity transmission and distribution networks in compliance with safety requirements and regulations promulgated under state law, that consequently, the Company was in violation of state law and regulations, that the Company's noncompliant electricity networks created a significantly heightened risk of wildfires in California, and that as a result, the Company's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On November 8, 2018, two wildfires started in Southern California, designated the Hill Fire and the Woolsey Fire. The Hill Fire, which broke out in Ventura County, subsequently grew to 4,531 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ("Cal Fire"). Stretching from Los Angeles County to Ventura County, the Woolsey Fire burned 93,662 acres, including 83 percent of all National Parks Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, according to Cal Fire.

On November 12, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") launched an investigation into Edison International's subsidiary Southern California Edison Company, in order to "assess the compliance of electrical facilities with applicable rules and regulations in fire-impacted areas." According to CPUC, electrical infrastructure may have suffered malfunctions near ground zero of the blazes. Specifically, it was reported that on the day the fires began Southern California Edison Company issued an alert to the CPUC that a substation circuit near the Woolsey Fire origin "relayed," or sensed a disturbance on the circuit, just two minutes before Cal Fire said that the devastating fire began.

Those who purchased shares of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

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          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Registered Client Service Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
**Your role:** Are you truly service oriented? Do you know how to take care of people? We’re looking for a client associate to: • keep management systems up-to-date with client information • educate clients on account services and capabilities • help with the preparation of reports and other materials for client meetings • collect the right documentation for opening new accounts and service requests • plan team marketing events and maintain marketing materials • provide the team with a detailed calendar of activities **What we offer:** Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance. Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us). **Take the next step:** Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now. **Disclaimer / Policy Statements:** UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. **Your team:** You’ll be working as part of Wealth Management Americas. We help high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals and families meet their financial goals through financial advisors who deliver products and services specifically designed for them. **Your expertise:** • series 7 and 66 licenses • ideally 2-3 years of experience in client service, within the finance sector • excellent communicator, with solid interpersonal skills • resourceful • detail oriented (nothing gets past you) **About us:** Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world. We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us? **Your colleagues:** **Job Reference #:** 185378BR **Business Divisions:** Global Wealth Management **Title:** Registered Client Service Associate **City:** Los Angeles **Job Type:** Full Time **Country / State:** United States - California **Function Category:** Business management, administration and support
          Actor-comedian Kevin Hart will host 2019 Oscars      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream.Hart announced his selection for the 91st Oscars in an Instagram statement Tuesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a tweet that welcomed him "to the family."The announcement came hours after trade publication The Hollywood Reporter posted a story calling the Oscars host position [...]
          (USA-CA-LOS ANGELES) Manufacturing Supervisor - RCCB      Cache   Translate Page      
Manufacturing Supervisor - RCCB + Job ID #:15549 + Position Type:Full Time + Location:LOS ANGELES, CA + Shift:Any + Department:Manufacturing/Production + Education Required:HS Diploma/GED + Experience Required:1 - 3 Years Position Description: **Position Summary:** + Manufacturing Supervisors are responsible for efficient and safe manufacturing processes through the supervision of production team members. + Must adhere to the production schedule and ensure that safety and quality standards are met. **People or Process Management Responsibility:** Yes **Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:** + Lead entire off-shift operations while delivering key performance indicators (safety, quality, cost and service). + Manage production, this may include other departments as necessary + Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. + Manage within labor and OPEX budget. + Monitors the production process, makes periodic checks and adjusts equipment or work practices according to standard operating procedures. + Ensures equipment in the area assigned is in working order and that working conditions are safe at all times. + Verify the readiness of the production line at start-up and supervise change overs. + Manage overall package and product quality to ensure all standards and specifications are maintained. + Implement process improvement initiatives. + Analyze performance data in order to identify business opportunities. + Any other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: **Required Skills and Experience:** + High School diploma or equivalent. + 2-4 years of related supervisory experience. + Flexibility to work any shift. + Requires experience managing people and performance metrics. + Strong computer and database application skills. + Self-motivated and disciplined team player. + Strong interpersonal and communication skills. + Sound organizational skills. + Computer and database application skills. + Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced environment. + Troubleshooting, ability to identify and resolve process, systems, and/or mechanical failures. + Must pass post-offer background check and drug test. **Preferred Skills and Experience:** + Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or other Organizational Effectiveness practices. + Bachelor's degree preferred- Engineering or Business related degree. + Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). **Physical Demands and Work Environment:** + Ability to handle exposure to all temperature changes, high noise levels, and working around moving equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.
          At The Modern, Nigerian-Born Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby Illustrates Her Dual Identity in Counterparts      Cache   Translate Page      

Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s new exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the 35-year-old Nigerian-born artist’s Texas debut. Sort of. The Los Angeles resident knows the state well. Her husband is the sculptor Justin Crosby, who was born in Texas and whose parents still live in Austin. She even spoke at UT’s Blanton […]

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Da Los Angeles a Roma, un tuffo nell'hip hop per gli album della settimana di Piper e Cotton Fioc.
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CA-Los Angeles, RICOH EMPOWERS WORKPLACES using innovative technologies & services enabling individuals to work smarter. Our people deliver on the promise of Service Excellence. Ricoh offers a full portfolio of benefit and employee programs such as: · Medical Coverage & Vision Coverage · Dental Coverage · Short/Long Term Disability · Term Life and AD&D Insurance · Spouse and Dependent Life Insurance · Flexible Sp
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          What really happened when Kanye West met Donald Trump?      Cache   Translate Page      

The famous rapper shows how racially-defined but wealthy individuals are used to mask deep structures of oppression.

President Donald J. Trump and Kanye West in the Oval Office, 2018-10-11. Credit: White House Official Photo via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

In early October 2018 Kanye West met with Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC. Sitting opposite one another in the oval office, they exchanged views on the abolition of slavery, gang and police violence in Chicago, mental health, plane design, entrepreneurialism, a potential 2024 presidential run, the cosmos, and multiverse theory.

Gathered around the two men were stacks of flashing cameras and a mob of suited media representatives who were called on sporadically to ask mild-mannered questions. Even by the standards of a presidency that has turned governance into little more than mass entertainment it was an unedifying spectacle.  

Yet the Trump phenomenon has an uncanny ability to make structural fault lines in American society visible, literal and painful. What historically has remained unsaid or gestured towards in euphemistic half-phrases has, in the past three years, been shouted from the rooftops or become brazenly physicalized.

Trump’s meeting with West was no different, in that it revealed the antagonistic relationship between race and class in the United States in the twenty-first century. West’s position as a millionaire and an African American has forced him to embody two contradictory forces at once. These forces have entered into an irresolvable battle for power over his mind

This tension is revealed by a close analysis of West’s monologue in the White House. His digressive talk veered between the parroting of neoliberal economic shibboleths and insightful analysis of oppression from a man who, with more perception than most, called out the governmental response to Hurricane Katrina for what it was – a vast act of racialized state apathy.

As a millionaire businessman living a life of luxury in Los Angeles, West is an archetypal plutocrat: moneyed, pro-free market, pro-tax cuts for the ultra-rich, and apparently able to pay for a private fire service to protect his family from the effects of climate change.

In the White House meeting, he churned out the tiresome right-wing attack line on the undeserving racialized poor, saying that “welfare is the reason why a lot of black people end up being Democrat.” He boasted of his entrepreneurial nous in a world that fetishizes big business, claiming that “I’ve never stepped into a situation where I didn’t make people more money.”And amidst praise of billionaires, he talked enthusiastically about private healthcare and his desire to “empower the pharmaceuticals.”   

On the other hand, West has been subject to structural racism - a process in which racial difference is used to create and maintain an uneven socio-economic hierarchy. Such racism has been a basic precondition for the functioning of the same plutocratic state of which West is a part economically, from the moment the plantation system was dissolved at the end of the Civil War.

Dissonantly intruding into his conversation with Trump was the repressed presence of systematic state violence against African Americans in the USA. West drew attention to the premeditated disinvestment that has taken place in community programs in US inner cities, and how the shrinking of state support has augmented America’s prison-industrial complex: “we got rid of the mental health institutes of the ‘80s and the ‘90s,” he told the president, “and the prison rates shot up.”

West also reflected on the lack of educational provision in historically African American areas, saying that “we never had anyone who taught us, they didn’t teach us.” Most challenging of all, he showed how the system of chattel slavery persists in contemporary America when he concluded that “we’re putting people in positions to have to do illegal things to have to end up in the cheapest factory ever, the prison system.”  

West’s analysis points to the neoliberal transformation of race relations that has occurred in the US since the 1980s. The removal of infrastructural supports for minority populations, whether in employment, economic or community development, has collided with an increasingly militarized state apparatus that criminalizes people of color. This project has bled exploited minority bodies dry of surplus value and created a theatre of violence that is used to justify increased discipline and punishment by the state and its security apparatus.

While this is comparatively recent history, it has a much deeper provenance. Since the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865, the entwined class and race warfare that has raged in the USA has reinstituted plantation slavery on transformed terms by generating veiled forms of enforced labor, establishing supposedly-neutral juridical frameworks that override civil rights, and creating extra-legal structures that condemn populations of color to dispossession.    

As a result of this process, West’s race and class are in schizophrenic conflict with each-other, two different and opposing elements that are forced to share the same mind. In this sense, the most revealing part of his monologue in the Oval Office was when he spoke about his “bipolar disorder.” We ought not to understand his bipolarity as simply an individual phenomenon, the product of a mind that may be disintegrating in the face of the pressures of fame. Instead, such contradictions are best understood as the product of a particular racial history.   

The great African American thinker W.E.B. Du Bois called this phenomenon ‘double consciousness’ in his masterpiece The Souls of Black Folk: “One ever feels his two-ness,” he wrote, “an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” Hence, the imperative to identify with a nation that has exerted systemic violence on the basis of race generates inevitable internal divisions, of which mental illness is one manifestation.

The rationale for covering up these divisions by the plutocratic class is obvious: West is the latest example of the tactical deployment of a single racially-defined but wealthy individual to mask deep structures of oppression. By turning the issue of race into a question of friendship between powerful men, sustaining the illusion that anyone from anywhere can become rich, and suggesting that people of color can share in their worldview, this class can perpetuate demonstrably racist structures while presenting a blithe and innocent countenance to the world. 

The media reaction to West’s appearance in the White House has been every bit as insidious. Many commentators have gorged themselves on his clear mental distress; just look at how often words like “bizarre” and “surreal” are used in reference to the meeting. These op-eds cast West as the latest in a long line of African American ‘fool’ characters that have entertained white populations from the days of the minstrels. Most of these readings fail to carry out even the most basic political analysis of the root causes of this purportedly eccentric behavior. Once again, individual personality takes the place of history.  

“My eyes are wide open and now (I) realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” wrote Kanye in a recent tweet that announced his political retirement. In many ways, however, it is not so much that he was used as a vessel by others that is most problematic in his encounter with Trump. Rather, it is the way in which the whole sorry episode has elucidated the continuing racial divisions in American society and the techniques by which mass spectacle has depoliticized them. These divisions have real and damaging effects on individual consciousness and the wider struggle for justice in America.  

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          Komiek Kevin Hart presenteert Oscaruitreiking      Cache   Translate Page      

De Amerikaanse komiek en acteur Kevin Hart presenteert de komende Oscaruitreiking. Dat maakte de 39-jarige Hart bekend op Instagram.

"Dit is een kans die je maar een keer in je leven krijgt", schrijft de komiek. "Ik weet dat mijn moeder op dit moment een glimlach heeft van oor tot oor." Hart volgt Jimmy Kimmel op, die de laatste twee shows voor zijn rekening nam.

De afgelopen jaren daalde het aantal kijkers van de ceremonie gestaag. Vorig jaar trok de ceremonie 26,5 miljoen tv-kijkers in de VS, terwijl dat er in 1998 ruim 56 miljoen waren toen de hit Titanic elf Oscars won.

De Oscars worden op zondag 24 februari uitgereikt in Los Angeles. Bankier van het verzet is dit jaar de Nederlandse inzending. De nominaties in alle Oscar-categorieën worden 22 januari bekendgemaakt.


          LA’s lax attitude toward homeless firebugs endangers us all      Cache   Translate Page      
Los Angeles’ ludicrous stance on fire prevention has a direct impact on Orange County. California is a mutual response state and each county sends firefighters to help where they are needed most. Right now, we are assisting in the Camp and Woolsey fires.
          The Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down      Cache   Translate Page      
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Ever wanted the inside scoop on crashing that exclusive party, getting better than average dope, and spending the night with someone you'd be ashamed to be seen with the next morning?

Filmmaker Paul Sapiano answers your questions on these and many other critical areas of the party lifestyle in this satiric comedy. Presented in part as a faux-documentary and in part as the story of a typical night in the life of a handful of Los Angeles nightlife mavens.

The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down offers "useful" advice on getting into the club, scamming free drinks, tipping the bar staff, dealing with uncooperative drug dealers, talking your way into an all-star after party, how to attract women by pretending to be gay, and getting rid of last night's pickup in the cold light of the morning.

The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down received its world premiere at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Stars: Jessica Ross, Kat Turner, Dennis Haskins, Jeff Davis, Benny Ciaramello, Brendan McNamara, C.C. Sheffield, Cassie Hamilton, Cricket Leigh, Davin Anderson, Dominique Purdy, Greg Cipes, Greg Studley, James Bonadio, Juan Pacheco, Juliette Long, Justin Cotta, Katie Gilbert, Leyla Milani, Mario Diaz, Michael Fitzgibbon, Billy Bonez, Mitchel Evans, Natalie Taylor, Navia Nguyen, Pete Czechvala, Ravi Patel, Richard Blair, Selena Fara, Steve Monroe


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Adam, Anna, Chris & Matt get together in a "new" studio to talk all things Canucks, specifically how they feel about Brendan Leipsic moving on to the Los Angeles Kings via the waiver wire. They also channel their inner "Bob & Doug McKenzie" as they talk about the arrival of Josh Leivo from Toronto, give the upcoming World Junior tournament a preview, and their lengthy thoughts on Nylander's new contract.
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NY-Manhattan, Reporting directly to our Associate Director of Talent Acquisition, the Recruiter will source, interview, and hire outstanding candidates to strengthen the client's People team. Client Details The client is a cloud content management company with offices in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv. Description Develop and execute on a recruitment strategy to help achieve business success Lead
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          Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship to 2028 – IOC      Cache   Translate Page      

South Korea’s Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by eight years. The technological giants will remain a top sponsor until the 2028 Los Angeles Games, the world governing body said on Tuesday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998 was a local […]

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Lhomme le plus sympa du Midwest fait emménager sa famille dans un quartier difficile de Los Angeles, où tout le monde napprécie pas à sa juste valeur son envie, parfois un peu extrême, dêtre un bon voisin...

          Audi e-tron GT Concept: la risposta elettrica      Cache   Translate Page      

In occasione del Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, Audi ha rilanciato la sua offerta di auto elettriche presentando l’inedita e-tron GT Concept. Completamente elettrica e disponibile entro il 2020 offre secondo il ciclo WLTP oltre 400 km di autonomia e grazie ai 590 CV prestazioni da supercar. Ancora non si conoscono tutti i dettagli: ecco che cosa si sa fino ad ora! Com’è il motore elettrico? Grazie ai suoi 590 CV la e-tron GT concept offre prestazioni elevate accelerando da 0 a 100 km/h in 3,5 secondi e da 0 a 200 km/h in 12 secondi. L’energia è fornita da una batteria agli ioni di litio da 90 kWh collocata nella parte centrale inferiore e la potenza complessiva è realizzata da due motori elettrici, uno montato sull’asse anteriore e l’altro su quello posteriore; in questo modo la coppia viene scaricata a terra nella massima efficacia offrendo la solida trazione integrale permanente QUATTRO. Infine, contribuisce in modo sostanziale al quadro tecnico anche il recupero dell’energia (sino al 30%) all’autonomia della vettura che opera sia mediante i motori elettrici, sia grazie al sistema frenante elettroidraulico integrato. Com’è fuori? Si tratta di una massiccia gran turismo di lusso quattroporte, caratterizzata da profili filanti e […]

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          Assassin’s Creed Symphony – Erste Termine für die weltweite Tour      Cache   Translate Page      
Ubisoft kündigte heute die ersten Termine für die weltweite Tour der Assassin’s Creed Symphony an. Die Premiere findet am 11. Juni 2019 in Hollywoods beliebtem Dolby Theater in Los Angeles statt und hat mit der gleichzeitig stattfindenden Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) den passenden Rahmen. Assassin’s Creed Symphony ist das ultimative Erlebnis für jeden Fan und verbindet …
          Clara Ward And The Clara Ward Singers - "Hold Back The Tears" (Gospel sound file and lyrics)      Cache   Translate Page      
Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about Gospel singer Clara Ward and The Clara Ward Singers.

This post also showcases a sound file of the Gospel song "Hold Back The Tears" as sung by Clara Ward and The Clara Ward Singers. My transcription of this song is included in this post. Additions and corrections of this song are welcome.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Clara Ward and The Clara Ward Singers for their musical legacy. Thanks also to all who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this sound file on YouTube.

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SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: Clara Ward & The Ward Singers - HOLD BACK THE TEARS



Joe Guarino, Published on Jul 7, 2015

A good old fashioned Ward song; You can tell Sister Clara wrote those words with such conviction.

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INFORMATION ABOUT CLARA WARD & THE CLARA WARD SINGERS
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Ward
"Clara Mae Ward[1] (April 21, 1924 – January 16, 1973)[4][5] was an American gospel artist who achieved great artistic and commercial success during the 1940s and 1950s, as leader of The Famous Ward Singers. A gifted singer and arranger, Ward adopted the lead-switching style, previously used primarily by male gospel quartets, creating opportunities for spontaneous improvisation and vamping by each member of the group, while giving virtuoso singers such as Marion Williams the opportunity to perform the lead vocal in songs such as "Surely, God Is Able" (among the first million-selling gospel hits), "How I Got Over" and "Packin' Up".

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In 1963, Clara Ward was the second gospel singer to sing gospel songs on Broadway in Langston Hughes' play Tambourines To Glory(The first being her former group members, which were known as the Stars of Faith, which starred Langston Hughes in the first Gospel stage play and first play that featured an all black cast to be produced on Broadway, The Black Nativity.). She was also the play's musical director.

1953–1972: The Clara Ward Singers
Ward was the first gospel singer to sing with a 100-piece symphony orchestra in the 1960s. The Clara Ward Singers recorded an album together on the Verve label, V-5019, The Heart, The Faith, The Soul of Clara Ward, and the Ward Singers performed their music live in Philadelphia with the city's Symphony and the Golden Voices Ensemble. Ward sang backup for pop artists with her sister Willa's background group, most notably on Dee Dee Sharp's hit, "Mashed Potato Time", which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. In 1969, Ward recorded an album for Capitol Records, Soul and Inspiration, consisting of pop songs from Broadway plays, Hollywood movies….

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The Clara Ward Singers toured in Australia, Japan, Europe, Indonesia, and Thailand during the late-1960s through the early-1970s. They had a one-day TV special in London, England. They were in constant demand on American television programs and appeared on The Mike Douglas Show over a dozen times. They appeared on Oral Roberts' Country Roads TV special, later released as a soundtrack album. Clara continued to perform at her mother's church, the Miracle Temple of Faith for All People in Los Angeles, California, as well as at Victory Baptist Church. Her mother, Gertrude Ward, also had a popular religious radio program in the Los Angeles market.

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In 1977, Ward was honored posthumously at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City and her surviving sister, Willa, accepted the award in her honor. In July 1998, in recognition of her status, the United States Postal Service issued a 32-cent stamp with her image. The stamp can still be purchased with a CD and other gospel singers' stamps online.[7] Ward's beautiful alto (with a distinctly nasal tone) in gospel songs and the Methodist hymns of the 18th century continues to delight music lovers.[citation needed] She had a marked influence on later singers, such as her protegee Aretha Franklin, who adopted her moan for secular songs and who saluted Ward in Amazing Grace, the gospel album she made with James Cleveland in the early 1970s.

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LYRICS- HOLD BACK THE TEARS*
(Clara Ward)

Chorus

Children hold
[hold back, hold back the tears]
My God knows
[God knows how much you can bear]
Look to the heavens
[Look to the heavenly hills]
Oh yeah, and hold
[Hold back the tears]

Oh, hold
[Hold back, hold back the tears]
My God knows
[God knows how much you can bear]
Look to the heavens
[Look to the heavenly hills]
Yeah, and hold
[Hold back the tears]

Verse #1
I wandered when walking home one day
[Hallelujah]
I let Satan have his way
[Hallelujah]
I laid all night in the arms of sin
[humming]
till five and the misery ends
[Oooh! Ahh!]
Well, I looked like justice day
{Group hums or continues with similar refrain after soloist’s line until the end of verse]
I didn’t have a friend to pray
I fell on my knees crying “Lord”, oh
Hold back the tears

Chorus
Well, well hold
[Hold back, hold back the tears]
etc.

Verse #2
My sins became tears of love
[Hallelujah]
Washed my skin as white as snow
[Hallelujah]
I readied my feet on the Jericho road
[group hums or continues with similar refrain after soloist’s line until the end of this verse]
And I’ll never turn back no more
Oh! He heard my pleas and led me out
And now I know how to sing and shout
I’ll tell the story here and at the end
And I’ll hold back the tears

Chorus
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I attempted this transcription of the Clara Ward Singer's Gospel song "Hold Back The Night" because I couldn't find the lyrics online. However, I'm not sure about the accuracy of my transcriptions for the verses. Please add additions and/or corrections to this transcription in the comment section below. Thanks!

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          43 fotos, 5 videos y 28 lanzamientos: qué llega a México (y qué no) de Los Ángeles 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

43 fotos, 5 videos y 28 lanzamientos: qué llega a México (y qué no) de Los Ángeles 2018#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sin ser el salón del automóvil más grande del mundo, o siquiera de la región, el Auto Show de Los Ángeles siempre abre sus puertas muy cargado de novedades para todo Norteamérica e incluso con algunas primicias mundiales. La cita de este año la atendieron todo tipo de vehículos: prototipos, sedanes, coches eléctricos, pick-ups y, por supuesto, muchísimo SUV.

Por su cercanía con México y la fecha tan cercana al cambio de año, los estrenos del Auto Show de Los Ángeles siempre nos anticipan lo que veremos en nuestro país en los próximos meses, algunos todavía como modelo 2019 y otros ya como 2020. De los casi 30 lanzamientos de esta edición, más de la mitad están confirmados para nuestro país y unos cuantos más tienen fuertes posibilidades de cruzar la frontera.

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¿Qué modelos veremos en México?

El primer modelo en llegar será justamente el protagonista del auto show, el Mazda 3 2019. Si los rumores son ciertos, estará a la venta en nuestro país a finales de este mismo mes; si no, estará llegando durante las primeras semanas de 2019.

KIA también presentó algunos lanzamientos importantes para nuestro país, como es el caso de la nueva generación del Soul, exhibida en variantes GT-Line, X-Line y EV. También se exhibió al Forte GT, listo para comercializarse en México con motor turbo de 201 hp, para competir contra el Volkswagen Jetta GLI que debutará en Detroit en enero.

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De la mano de marcas japonesas llegarán los facelifts de Nissan Maxima y Murano, y un par de sedanes de Toyota: la nueva generación del Corolla, que además se estrenó en variante híbrida —poco probable ver esta versión en México... por el momento— y la actualización de media vida del Prius, que en Estados Unidos estrenará tracción integral.

Jeep, por su parte, exhibió su primera pick-up en décadas, el Gladiator. Fue creado a partir de la misma base mecánica y estética del Wrangler, uno de los todoterrenos más emblemáticos del mundo. Llegaá a México en primavera de 2019.

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Las marcas de lujo también anunciaron novedades que se incorporarán a su gama en México en el transcurso de los siguientes meses: el facelift del Audi R8, el nuevo Bentley Continental GT Convertible, los BMW Serie 8 Convertible y M340i, el imponente Lincoln Aviator, la actualización del Mercedes-AMG GT, la nueva generación del Porsche 911 y el segundo episodio en la historia del Range Rover Evoque.

En el salón se presentaron algunos otros modelos con posibilidad de llegar a México, aunque su lanzamiento no haya sido confirmado. Tal es el caso del Honda Passport, del Toyota Camry TRD, del Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition, del Toyota Corolla Sedán Hybrid, el Hyundai Palisade y del facelift de Fiat 500X.

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Uno de los videojuegos que más furor causó en la última edición del E3 fue Resident Evil 2, el cual fue coronado como el mejor videojuego de la popular feria de Los Angeles, algo con lo que nosotros estuvimos de acuerdo cuando tuvimos ocasión de probarlo hace unos meses. En aquel momento pudimos probar una demo muy corta del principio del juego y nos quedamos con ganas de ver algo más.

Gracias a Koch Media hemos acudido recientemente a un evento en el que hemos podido probar una nueva demo que en esta ocasión nos ha permitido jugar gran parte de la trama de Leon y otra en la que tomaremos el control de Claire Redfield. Cada una disponía de sus propias características a pesar de transcurrir en el mismo lugar, en la ciudad de Raccoon City.

Dicho esto, os dejamos a continuación con las impresiones que nos ha dejado esta última demo que nos ha servido para comprobar si el juego sigue manteniendo el mismo nivel que le hace tan espectacular o por el contrario han cambiado las cosas a peor desde entonces.

La alianza entre Leon y Ada Wong

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La parte de Leon comenzaba en una parte bastante más avanzada en comparación con la de la última vez, estando acompañado por Ada Wong, uno de los personajes más icónicos de la franquicia. Principalmente eso lo comprobamos porque nuestro protagonista estaba armado hasta los dientes, con toda clase de armas y munición que le hacían imparable, algo que nos pilló por sorpresa dado que se trata de un survival horror y en nuestra última prueba las pasamos canutas para encontrar materiales suficientes para sobrevivir.

Sin embargo, al poco de avanzar nos dimos cuenta de por qué se daba esta situación. Leon caerá herido y será entonces cuando pasemos a tomar el control de Ada, quien solo llevará equipada una pistola y con un cargador bastante pequeño, de ahí que las cosas pasen a complicarse bastante más. A su vez tendrá a su disposición un dispositivo que le permitirá hackear máquinas por las tétricas salas y pasillos que deberemos recorrer.

A la hora de emplear este apartado veremos cómo los cables y las máquinas se iluminarán para así tener claro por dónde debemos ir. Esto nos conducirá a los respectivos paneles que deberá de alterar para así abrir puertas o destruir los ventiladores de unos conductos de ventilación, entre otros puzles que ya os tocará descubrir.

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Lamentablemente para Ada y los propios jugadores, al llevar únicamente una pistola le resultará más complicado defenderse de los propios zombis. De hecho, en cierta sección todos los que estábamos jugando tuvimos demasiados problemas al quedarnos sin balas en seguida por haber una enorme cantidad de zombis por los alrededores. Y es que estos malditos seres aguantan como unos condenados, da igual que les pegues varios tiros a la cabeza, que seguirán avanzando y, además, cuando se caigan al suelo es probable que si pasáis por el mismo sitio más adelante os encontréis con que se han levantado de nuevo.

La verdad es que resulta un poco excesivo el daño que hay que causar a los zombis para acabar con ellos, porque en ocasiones no te queda más remedio que tener que poner pies en polvorosa al no tener otra forma de poder zafarte de sus ataques, ya que no hay una patada, puñetazo o algo similar para rematarlos. Por otra parte, si mueres varias veces el juego te da la opción de reducir el nivel de dificultad para se active el apuntado automático y de paso los zombis sean menos resistentes a los balazos, aunque ya os aseguramos que ni con esas dejaréis de pegar bastantes tiros hasta lograr abatirlos.

En general toda la parte de Ada está repleta de puzles que deberemos de resolver mientras lidiamos con los zombis, para así darle una mayor tensión a la acción y no concedernos ningún momento de respiro. Sobre todo la angustia llega cuando el gigantesco Tyrant, un enorme enemigo de más de dos metros e indestructible, comenzará a perseguirnos sin cesar. Y más vale que no os alcance porque sino estaréis vendidos.

Tensión al máximo con la historia de Claire Redfield

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Pasando a la historia de Claire nos encontramos con que el punto de partida era exactamente el mismo que el de Leon, justo antes de la secuencia del garaje de la comisaría que ya hemos visto en algún que otro gameplay, donde dejan a nuestra protagonista atada, teniendo que buscar alguna forma de poder escapar para rescatar a Sherry, aunque localizar una vía de escape no será en absoluto nada sencillo.

La comisaría está infestada de zombis por todas partes y a partir de esta zona nos encontramos con un enemigo muy clásico para los seguidores de Resident Evil, como son los peligrosos Lickers. Estas criaturas infernales se desplazarán a gran velocidad para devorarnos, lo que solo nos dejará dos opciones básicas: poner pies en polvorosa o atacarles rápidamente sin dudarlo. Nosotros optamos por la segunda dado que Claire va equipada con un devastador lanzagranadas, pudiendo lanzar bombas explosivas o de ácido.

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Naturalmente, al igual que ocurre con las balas y comprobamos en la parte de Leon, la munición escasea en todo momento y más vale que afinemos bien la puntería porque de lo contrario no tardaremos en lamentarlo. Aún así, aquellos que se dediquen más a explorar los entornos encontrarán en ocasiones materiales que resultarán de gran ayuda, entre ellos alguno que nos permitirá fabricar más granadas o balas para el resto de armas de fuego. Lo que si resultó inesperado es que, entendemos que un Licker por ser más grande aguante dos explosiones, pero ¿cómo es posible que un zombi ni se inmute de un bombazo en toda su horripilante cara?

Una cosa es hacer a estos que estos seres sean fuertes para que el juego suponga un reto, pero, sinceramente, hay veces que resulta un tanto excesivo, de ahí que a veces no quede más remedio que obviar a cualquiera que se ponga en nuestro camino si no queremos quedarnos sin nada con lo que poder defendernos. Por lo demás, la mayor parte del capítulo de Claire no era demasiado diferente al de Leon y Ada. Una buena parte de los lugares que tuvimos que recorrer ya nos resultaban familiares y eso nos sirvió para saber bien por dónde ir y sobre todo para escapar del demoledor Tyrant. Sí, ese gigantesco armario empotrado volverá al acecho en la historia de Claire y esta vez no se andará con chiquitas.

Cuando nos cruzamos con él con Ada solo nos persiguió durante unos instantes. En cambio, con Claire estará deseando darle unos puñetazos que harán que no vuelva a ponerse en pie. Por mucho que le disparemos, sea con el arma que sea, incluso con el lanzagranadas, nunca le haremos ningún rasguño. Como mucho haremos que quede aturdido algo más de medio minuto si logramos causarle un gran impacto. No obstante, eso no evitará que en cuanto vuelva a ponerse en pie decida partir en nuestra búsqueda de nuevo para hacernos picadillo. De nada sirve irse muy lejos, a otros pisos de la comisaría o esconderse en alguna habitación. Tyrant siempre nos encontrará.

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En el único lugar que estaremos a salvo será en aquellas habitaciones en las que haya una máquina de escribir, aunque no en aquellas que sean muy grandes, como por ejemplo en la sala principal de la comisaría, porque ahí incluso Tyrant irá trás nosotros. Para darle una mayor tensión, escucharemos sus pasos y su propio tema musical para darnos cuenta de que le tenemos pisándonos los talones. Vale que el equipo haya decidido hacer esta parte del juego de esta manera para que nos resulte tremendamente difícil, pero la angustia que nos causa el que nos persiga acaba resultando demasiado agotadora, sobre todo cuando encima tienes que explorar el escenario en busca de objetos para solucionar los rompecabezas que nos permitan seguir avanzando.

Por lo demás, Resident Evil 2 sigue siendo un auténtico juegazo. El motor RE Engine le sigue otorgando un apartado visual alucinante acompañado por su excelente ambientación, sonidos, doblaje, etc. Entendemos que la parte de Tyrant o los problemas de la munición no serán constantes durante todo el juego, porque a pesar de haberlo pasado mal en ciertos momentos, nos hemos quedado con ganas de seguir disfrutando del que sin duda será uno de los remakes más sobresalientes del año que viene.

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          Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/30 - THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!      Cache   Translate Page      

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!

Check out our top features from around the BroadwayWorld below! Want more great global content? Check out our "Around The World" section!


Sarasota: Contributor Peter Nason reviews THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, writing "If you're like me, then you probably rolled your eyes and groaned to yourself, "Not another MUSIC MAN!" the moment you heard that the Asolo Repertory Theatre was tackling the Meredith Willson classic. Has the show become so ubiquitous that we can't help but think that we don't need to see this overcooked masterpiece yet again? But the Asolo is THE Asolo, and this is not your typical, cobwebbed MUSIC MAN. This production is infused with more tapping than The Tap-Dance Kid and is given an A+ treatment. It's so full of life that I didn't want it to end. So, in honor of its most famous song, "76 Trombones," here are 76 reasons to venture to this must-see Asolo production..."


Los Angeles: Contributor Jeffrey Scott reviews MIDDLE8 at The Stella Adler Theatre, writing "Led by a truly gifted ensemble of performers who put their souls on the line to tell this story every single performance, this story revolves around 5 childhood friends (and the women who loved them) who have formed a band. The band members plan to gather together (after years of separation) for the 40th birthday of founding band member Adam (played with incredible heart by Matt Kaminsky). Moment by moment, minute by minute, month by month, year by year, the layers are peeled away from this proverbial friendship-onion and we get a glimpse into the lives of these five men (and the women who loved them) through song, scenes, and monologues that explain how they all arrived at where they are in life, where they went, who they loved, and how they left this world."


UK / West End: Contributor Cindy Marcolina reviews ANNA KARENINA at The Actors' Church, writing "After a sold-out run at Oxford University, composer Maria Shepard took her musical based on Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina for a one-night engagement at The Actors' Church in London as part of Iris Theatre's Workin Process. Considered one of the greatest literary accomplishment of all time, it's certainly an ambitious venture for the young Shepard, who pens a mature revisitation of the material directed by Jasmine White."


Maine: Contributor Dan Marois reviews THE NUTCRACKER at Maine State Ballet, writing "The interesting thing about The Nutcracker at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine is just how quickly an audience can settle into it, year after year, like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night. The venue is packed with an audience of all ages, some dressed in their 'night on the town' finery while others sport flannel shirts, jeans and a baseball cap. That's the magic of this production, a full-scale ballet and orchestra that appeals to a wide-ranging audience here in Maine."


Buffalo: Contributor Michael Rabice reviews HAMILTON at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, writing "It's not often that a Broadway musical creates so much press and hype that almost every US citizen has heard of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON. The show that got it's start off Broadway at NY's Public Theatre has taken the country by storm. Still the hottest ticket on Broadway 3 years after it has opened, the touring production has been anticipated in almost every US National tour market for a full two years prior to it actually surfacing. This has created record breaking subscription ticket sales just so everyone could be guaranteed a seat for HAMILTON."


Sioux Falls: Contributor Katie Becker reviews ELF THE MUSICAL in Sioux Falls, writing "With the turkey eaten and the black Friday deals purchased, Thanksgiving is officially in the rearview mirror and it's onward towards Christmas! ELF THE MUSICAL kicked off a three day run at The Washington Pavilion on Friday evening, bringing Christmas cheer to Sioux Falls the best way they know how, by 'singing loud for all to hear.'"


Detroit: Contributor Julie Yolles reviews GUYS AND DOLLS Scores at the Players Guild Of Dearborn, writing "Guys and Dolls marked Kim Donovan's directorial debut 27 years at the Players Guild of Dearborn. She was pregnant at the time with her daughter, Maura. Frank Loesser's score must have channeled Maura's musical theatre talents in utero as she's now starring as Adelaide, "the well-known fiancee," in the Players Guild of Dearborn's 2018 production of Guys and Dolls serendipitously directed by Kim Donovan."


Ft. Myers/Naples: Contributor Emily Yorgey reviews ELF at Broadway Palm, writing "The Hobbs family members, Walter (Christopher Russell), Emily (Molly Samson), and Michael (Nicholas Salerno at my performance), all were excellent in their roles as well. Walter grows a lot emotionally throughout ELF, and Russell executed this very well. I also liked seeing Walter's relationships with Emily and Michael change as Buddy becomes a part of their family."


Austria: Contributor Martin Ganeider reviews AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Landestheater Linz, writing Winston is a powerhorse director and choreographer. His dance numbers will leave you breathless in your seats. His staging requires a lot of stamina from his actors. German speaking tripple threats are not easy to find but Linz was able to sign some of the finest for their musical ensemble."



Regional Editor Spotlight:

Peter Nason
Tampa/St. Petersburg Contributor

An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in "George M!" at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home. He has currently started a new theatre program at a Title 1 school where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.

A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including "The Tampa Tribune," where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing: "In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising." Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike.


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So far this week, Verizon and AT&T have announced plans to launch a 5G smartphone from Samsung in the first half of 2019. Now, not wanting to be left out, Sprint has revealed that it's got similar plans.

Sprint has confirmed that it's working with Samsung to launch a 5G device next year. "We're one of Samsung's biggest customers. You better believe we're working with them as well," said Ryan Sullivan, Sprint's VP of product engineering and development, to PCMag.

Neither Verizon, AT&T, nor Sprint have said much what this mystery 5G Samsung smartphone might be, but it's looking likely that it'll be a 5G-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S10. We typically see Samsung's Galaxy S flagships launch across all major U.S. carriers, and we've heard rumors that Samsung is working on a special 5G model of the Galaxy S10. Considering all of that and the fact that Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all said that they're working with Samsung on a 5G phone, a 5G-enabled Galaxy S10 seems to be the most probably identity of those carriers' upcoming device.

Sprint has said that it's planning to launch its 5G coverage in nine cities in the first half of 2019. Those cities are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. The carrier has also confirmed that it's working with HTC on a 5G mobile smart hub that'll arrive in the first half of 2019, as well as a 5G smartphone from LG that'll launch in the first half of 2019.


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Verizon isn't the only carrier that'll have a 5G smartphone from Samsung in 2019.

AT&T today confirmed that it will launch a 5G Samsung smartphone in spring of 2019. No other details, like specs or pricing, have been announced, but AT&T says that it'll share more information in the coming months.

AT&T has installed mobile 5G network equipment in 12 markets across the U.S. where it plans to launch its service in 2018. The cities where AT&T mobile 5G will go live this year include Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Antonio, and Waco. Coverage will expand to parts of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose in the first half of 2019.

Rumors have suggested that Samsung is prepping a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, and it's possible that that's the device that could launch at AT&T and Verizon. Not only do Samsung's Galaxy S flagships already launch on multiple carriers, but a special Galaxy S10 with 5G connectivity and high-end specs could help convince more consumers to make the jump to 5G.


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LOS ANGELES (ANP) - Met dank aan de wereldtournee waarmee het dertig jaar oude album The Joshua Tree werd gevierd, staat U2 aan de top van de best verdienende artiesten. Volgens zakenblad Forbes harkte de Ierse band tussen juni 2017 en juni dit jaar 118 miljoen dollar binnen, omgerekend zo'n 104 miljoen euro. Al moet de belasting daar nog wel van af.
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LOS ANGELES: Comedian Kevin Hart will host next year’s Oscar ceremony for the first time, the Ride Along actor said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars,” Hart wrote. The Academy Awards are the film industry’s highest honors. “So are […]

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The City of Los Angeles has unveiled a new effort to help first responders get assistance to the homeless.
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Tobias Harris made two clutch free throws with 4.7 seconds left to close out a 27-point performance, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the New Orleans Pelicans 129-126.

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          How America's Homeless Population Has Changed Over The Last Decade      Cache   Translate Page      

Though the crisis of homelessness across the US has eased somewhat over the past decade, there are still some 550,000 homeless people in the US, equivalent to roughly one-fifth of one percent of the population.

Data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development cited by Business Insider shows that the US homeless population decreased by 14.4% between 2007 - when there were roughly 650,000 homeless in the US - and 2017.

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The fluctuations in the homeless population weren't even across the US. Michigan led the country by decreasing its homeless population by 68% between 2007 and 2017. New Jersey and Kentucky also saw decreases of more than 50% over that time period.

But while some states in saw meaningful reductions, there were 14 states (including Washington, DC) where homeless populations rose from 2007 to 2017. North Dakota, one of the most sparsely populated states in the US, saw a staggering increase of 71.2%. South Dakota and Wyoming also saw sizable increases of 60%.

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But as property values in some of the largest and trendiest urban centers have risen since the crisis, the state level figures mask crises in the cities. In a recent piece, Bloomberg chronicled the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. The city made record progress over the past year placing homeless people in housing. But the overall rate remains high nearly 60,000 people in a city of 4 million, that's an increase of 47% since 2012. The number of people becoming homeless for the first time increased by 16% to nearly 10,000. 

That being said, the face of homelessness is changing. There are more professional workers living in their cars in parking lots.

Research by Zillow recently found that every 5% increase in rents in LA resulted in another 2,000 people becoming homeless, one of the highest correlations in the US. And with Amazon moving into Queens, the backlash by the working class, who are the most vulnerable segment of the population has already begun. 


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Reused rocket takes off carrying 64 satellites

A SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites lifted off from California on Monday, marking the first time the same Falcon 9 rocket has been used in three space missions.

The rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, arcing over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward space.

Minutes later, the rocket’s first stage performed a so-called boost back maneuver and landed on an unmanned ship in the Pacific.

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Los Angeles County Begins Hazardous Waste Removal Following Woolsey Fire

On Monday, December 3, the L.A. County Fire Department alongside teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin assessing and removing household hazardous waste from properties burned by the Woolsey Fire.

“The assessment and removal of hazardous waste from homes burned by the Woolsey Fire is an important first step towards reducing potential threats to public safety and health,” said L.A. County Fire Department Chief Daryl L.Osby.

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Lawyers want porn star to pay Trump $340K in legal fees

Lawyers for President Donald Trump want porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay them $340,000 in legal bills they claim they earned successfully defending Trump against her failed defamation claim.

The attorneys are due in a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to make their case that they rang up big bills because of gamesmanship and aggressive tactics by attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges she had a one-night affair with Trump in 2006.

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          Nashville Life Church Presents a Musical Production 'It's Christmas' Featuring 12 Time Grammy Winner CeCe Winans      Cache   Translate Page      
Winans Releases a Hometown Christmas Video in Support of Something's Happening! A Christmas Album Contact: Erma Byrd, 213-382-3656, erma@ebyrdcom.comLOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Thanksgiving is behind us, now the Christmas season is in the air. Multiple award-winning singer, CeCe Winans, is riding on the heels of her double Grammy Award wins earlier this year for Let Them Fall in Love. Winans teamed up with her son, Alvin Love III, once again to deliver Source: Erma Byrd
          Here are 7 reasons overworked and underpaid workers on the U.S. coasts should move to Middle America      Cache   Translate Page      
Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent.

If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.

Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.

In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.

Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.

1. Affordable Rent

Rent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an eight-unit apartment building in a small Midwestern college town for just $170,000. Your quality of life can dramatically improve while spending the same as, or less than, what you’re currently paying on rent—and even provide the opportunity to purchase or invest in property for less than what you would pay in rent on the East or West Coast.

2. Affordable Nights Out

I recently went to purchase a shot of top-top shelf liquor at a popular bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, and almost fell over when the bartender asked me for $4. The people I was with were concerned that was too much money. No, I explained; I just had never paid so little for good liquor before. In Middle America, a Jack and Coke could cost as little as $2. Some of these states, like Michigan, even have legalized marijuana. Other places offer incredible deals at high-quality restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutique hotels—places and quality that are rare, if ever, treats when you’re spending thousands on rent.

3. Affordable Small Businesses

Small bookstores, cafes, clothing stores, boutique hat shops, candy stores—all sorts of fun small businesses can be found in Middle America that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might not be able to afford to open—and keep open—on the coasts. Low-cost commercial rents and even cooperative electric utilities create an opportunity for people to experiment and try their hand at something that might seem impossible elsewhere, like a shop that just sells licorice. It makes shopping more fun because you’re looking at truly unique items, and the items are actually affordable.

4. More Time

For the professional who is accustomed to grinding for rent 14-18 hours a day, Middle America has space for people to earn money in an 8-hour day, leaving people with more time. Businesses are often still closed entirely on Sundays, leaving that day free for spending time with friends and loved ones. When one friend on a Sunday recently asked what time it was, the response was “It’s Sunday”—who cares what time it is when there is nowhere to run off to and no deadline to meet that day? It can be an adjustment, but the stress and tension of always running eventually melt away.

5. More Space to Do More of What You Love

Have you been itching to try something new—a new theater production, a street festival, impromptu marching bands, or perhaps an outdoor punk rock acupuncture festival? That might be a logistical nightmare in Brooklyn, but in Middle America, there might be some stoic resistance, but along with that often comes a “Huh. Let’s give that a try.” There’s a welcoming beginner energy. Because there simply isn’t a lot of stuff happening, people are surprisingly up and open to trying new things that, perhaps, they might be too busy for elsewhere. The adage “if you build it they will come” is actually true.

6. Money to Invest

With less money being spent on everything from rent to the club, there’s more money for saving, investing, or buying the new items you might not be able to afford in New York or Los Angeles. Property is cheap, but don’t let the stories of Detroit’s comeback (and now crazily overpriced property) discourage you. America is filled with old towns just waiting for someone to come in and do something good.

7. It’s Not All Scary Red States

There’s an idea in some parts of the East and West Coasts that Middle America is scary: Racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, scary white people. That just isn’t the case. Most of those states would’ve gone Bernie over Trump in a heartbeat had they been given the chance. There are people of color and immigrants all over Middle America—people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who live in the “flyover” states and have brought their cultures and delicious food with them. There are hip pockets everywhere, from Columbus to Lincoln, Winona to Knoxville, Grand Rapids to Milwaukee. The internet makes it seem like these places aren’t cool, but there are already cool people out there.

Middle America is not the Middle America of Fox News. You just need to be brave enough to check it out. The opportunities there might surprise you.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.
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          Here are 7 reasons overworked and underpaid workers on the U.S. coasts should move to Middle America      Cache   Translate Page      
Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent.

If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.

Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.

In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.

Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.

1. Affordable Rent

Rent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an eight-unit apartment building in a small Midwestern college town for just $170,000. Your quality of life can dramatically improve while spending the same as, or less than, what you’re currently paying on rent—and even provide the opportunity to purchase or invest in property for less than what you would pay in rent on the East or West Coast.

2. Affordable Nights Out

I recently went to purchase a shot of top-top shelf liquor at a popular bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, and almost fell over when the bartender asked me for $4. The people I was with were concerned that was too much money. No, I explained; I just had never paid so little for good liquor before. In Middle America, a Jack and Coke could cost as little as $2. Some of these states, like Michigan, even have legalized marijuana. Other places offer incredible deals at high-quality restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutique hotels—places and quality that are rare, if ever, treats when you’re spending thousands on rent.

3. Affordable Small Businesses

Small bookstores, cafes, clothing stores, boutique hat shops, candy stores—all sorts of fun small businesses can be found in Middle America that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you might not be able to afford to open—and keep open—on the coasts. Low-cost commercial rents and even cooperative electric utilities create an opportunity for people to experiment and try their hand at something that might seem impossible elsewhere, like a shop that just sells licorice. It makes shopping more fun because you’re looking at truly unique items, and the items are actually affordable.

4. More Time

For the professional who is accustomed to grinding for rent 14-18 hours a day, Middle America has space for people to earn money in an 8-hour day, leaving people with more time. Businesses are often still closed entirely on Sundays, leaving that day free for spending time with friends and loved ones. When one friend on a Sunday recently asked what time it was, the response was “It’s Sunday”—who cares what time it is when there is nowhere to run off to and no deadline to meet that day? It can be an adjustment, but the stress and tension of always running eventually melt away.

5. More Space to Do More of What You Love

Have you been itching to try something new—a new theater production, a street festival, impromptu marching bands, or perhaps an outdoor punk rock acupuncture festival? That might be a logistical nightmare in Brooklyn, but in Middle America, there might be some stoic resistance, but along with that often comes a “Huh. Let’s give that a try.” There’s a welcoming beginner energy. Because there simply isn’t a lot of stuff happening, people are surprisingly up and open to trying new things that, perhaps, they might be too busy for elsewhere. The adage “if you build it they will come” is actually true.

6. Money to Invest

With less money being spent on everything from rent to the club, there’s more money for saving, investing, or buying the new items you might not be able to afford in New York or Los Angeles. Property is cheap, but don’t let the stories of Detroit’s comeback (and now crazily overpriced property) discourage you. America is filled with old towns just waiting for someone to come in and do something good.

7. It’s Not All Scary Red States

There’s an idea in some parts of the East and West Coasts that Middle America is scary: Racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, scary white people. That just isn’t the case. Most of those states would’ve gone Bernie over Trump in a heartbeat had they been given the chance. There are people of color and immigrants all over Middle America—people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who live in the “flyover” states and have brought their cultures and delicious food with them. There are hip pockets everywhere, from Columbus to Lincoln, Winona to Knoxville, Grand Rapids to Milwaukee. The internet makes it seem like these places aren’t cool, but there are already cool people out there.

Middle America is not the Middle America of Fox News. You just need to be brave enough to check it out. The opportunities there might surprise you.

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute.
          Thomas Sowell Returns      Cache   Translate Page      
By: Thomas Winslow Hazlett
Reason


One of America's top social scientists on what has changed since he sat down with Reason 38 years ago.

Thirty-eight years ago, Reason contributor Thomas Hazlett and Senior Editor Manny Klausner sat down with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) economist and social scientist Thomas Sowell for a sprawling interview about race, gender, poverty, economics, and what he viewed as the government's many failed and misguided attempts to lift up poor minorities. Sowell talked about his history as a Marxist, his frustrations with working in government, and why he rejects the label "libertarian," preferring instead to describe himself as "a person who dissents from the current liberal orthodoxy."

That interview occurred not long after the publication of one of Sowell's most influential and widely read books, Knowledge and Decisions, which resulted in The New York Times labeling him "America's most distinguished black social scientist."

In the years since, his fame and influence have only expanded. He has written dozens of books, including the much-lauded Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy; served as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution; and been presented with the Francis Boyer Award by the American Enterprise Institute, the Sidney Hook Award by the National Association of Scholars, and, in 2002, the National Humanities Award for his work in economics and political science. He remains one of America's most distinguished social scientists, period.

In July, Sowell once again sat down with Hazlett to discuss his life and career, the consequences of fame, the surprising similarities between Presidents Trump and Obama, how Reason helped inspire his work, and why—despite the generally positive trajectory of the world over the last four decades—he remains somewhat pessimistic about its current state.

Read more at Reason.


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State attorneys general have expanded their roles in recent years to fill an enforcement void left by some federal agencies, and they are often joining together to form a multistate juggernaut of litigation, according to Daniel Suvor, counsel in the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers.
       

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. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 14 running back rankings. . 1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers 2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants 3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys 4. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams 5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints 6. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers 7. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos 8. Nick Chubb, […]
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. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 14 quarterback rankings. . 1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints 2. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers 3. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs 4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers 5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers 6. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers 7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons 8. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis […]
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Kobe: “Lakers presto campioni, prima del previsto”

Il campione dei losangelini suona la carica e scommette sulla riuscita di questo nuovo roster sotto la guida di LeBron James: "È una prova di pazienza, ma non ha mai avuto così tanto talento giovane al suo fianco a disposizione"

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          Medicare for All: Administrative Costs Are Much Higher than You Think      Cache   Translate Page      

Even before the new Congress has been seated, some emboldened progressives are pushing for votes to establish Medicare for all. Bernie Sanders argues that 70 percent of Americans favor it, so now is the time. Of course, that support plummets when people are told about its astronomical tax bill and its escalation in government control. But Sanders insists that it will happen because, as the Los Angeles Times described his argument, “the bottom line is that less money will come out of American pockets to pay for healthcare.”

Unfortunately for that argument, its basis — that turning from an already heavily regulated market in healthcare to far more government control would slash administrative costs — while widely repeated, is false.

The lower administrative cost song has been sung since before Hilarycare. And Paul Krugman asserted that administrative cost savings would pay for Obamacare’s expanded coverage. A policy literature provided apparent support. In general, people found Medicare’s administrative costs to be about 3 percent of its total costs, while they were roughly four times higher for private insurance. If that difference was real, it could finance substantially expanded health care delivery. But it actually reflects poor measurements.

Administrative costs as a fraction of total costs, the typical measure used, is highly misleading when comparing Medicare to other health insurance. Non-medical administrative costs are primarily a function of the number of beneficiaries, not the cost of their care. But Medicare patients are far older and less healthy — and more than twice as costly, on average, than younger people in private plans. But having less than half the health care costs per beneficiary more than doubles private insurance’s administrative cost as a percentage of total costs, than if the more accurate measure — administrative cost per beneficiary — was used. In fact, Medicare’s reported administrative cost per beneficiary has consistently exceeded that for private health insurance.

Adding to the mismeasurement is that many of the administrative costs of Medicare are not counted in comparisons because they show up in other agencies’ budgets. Social Security administers the collection of Medicare premiums. The IRS collects the taxes. Health and Human Services pays for building and marketing costs, as well as accounting and related concerns. Attributing those costs correctly would roughly double Medicare’s administrative costs.

Imputing administrative costs to the correct program and adjusting to far more appropriate per-beneficiary terms wipes out Medicare’s supposed four-to-one administrative cost advantage over private insurers, eliminating the “free money” Medicare for all supporters rely on in their promises to deliver health care for less. But there are still more biases tilting the scales away from what “everybody knows” about administrative costs.

Private insurance administrative costs are normally defined as premiums received minus claims paid, categorizing everything but claims paid as administrative. However, states commonly impose a premium tax (averaging roughly 2 percent) on health insurers, but not on Medicare. Though not administrative costs, that is how they are counted. Many private insurers (including mine) also offer disease-management and on-call nurse consultation services, which, even though they are medical, are counted as administrative because they do not generate claims.

Fraud, a very large and persistent problem for Medicare, also biases comparisons. If Medicare spends less to reduce fraud, it saves on measured administrative costs, and the unnecessary costs fraud causes are counted as medical costs. It looks more efficient. But because studies have found fifteen-to-one payoffs for fraud prevention investments, when private insurers do more to combat fraud, their administrative costs go up and their efficiency looks worse, even when they produce remarkable cost savings.

We should also remember that current taxpayers fund most of Medicare, imposing another large differential but unrecorded cost which economists call “excess burden.” Tax wedges between what buyers pay and what sellers receive eliminate substantial gains from trade as well as directly taking resources for government. One study concluded that even the “lowest plausible assumption about the excess burden engendered by the tax system raises the true costs of delivering Medicare benefits to about 20–25 percent of its Medicare outlays,” far higher than any estimate of private insurance administrative costs. Expanding into Medicare for all would balloon those costs as well as the direct cost of financing it.

Those pushing Medicare for all rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. That is such a useful basis for what they want to “sell,” that they don’t look into the heavily biased measures being used for their pitch. But as Ben Bernanke said, “Good decisions depend on good measurement.” And the biased measures being used result in garbage-in-garbage-out policy proposals which would sharply expand government’s commandeering of healthcare do the opposite to Americans’ well-being.


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Nick Schmaltz had a power-play goal, Adin Hill made 25 saves for his fourth straight win and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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Prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against two additional suspects — including the alleged gunman — in a shooting that left two 15-year-old boys dead and two other teens wounded on Mother’s Day in South Los Angeles.

Nancy Joanna De La Rocha, 27, and Edwin Federico Loza, 19, were each charged...


          Global LED Lighting Systems Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - Cree, LEOTEK, GE Lighting, Hubbell, Philips Lighting      Cache   Translate Page      

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Global LED Lighting Systems Market: Key Players

Cree
LEOTEK
GE Lighting
Hubbell
Philips Lighting
Osram
Excellence Optoelectronics
Eaton Cooper
Acuity Brands
Kingsun
LED Roadway Lighting

Global LED Lighting Systems Market Segmentation by Product Type

<100W 100-150W >150W

Global LED Lighting Systems Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Residential
Commercial

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- Middle East & Africa.

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Chapter 3 shows the global LED Lighting Systems market by regions, with market share, revenue, and sales of LED Lighting Systems market for each region, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 4 shows the global LED Lighting Systems market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

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Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global LED Lighting Systems market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

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          Global 2-Butene Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - Linde Gas, Air Liquide, Praxair      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- In its recently published report, QY Research has provided unique insights about global 2-Butene market for the given period. One of the main objectives of this report is to categorize the various dynamics of the 2-Butene market and to offer latest updates such as mergers and acquisitions, various technological developments, new entrants in the market, which make an impact on different segments of the global 2-Butene market. It's vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by major players. If you have a different set of players/manufacturers according to geography or country segmented reports we can provide customization according to your demand.

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Global 2-Butene Market: Key Players

Linde Gas
Air Liquide
Praxair
Matheson

Global 2-Butene Market Segmentation by Product Type

cis-2-Butene
trans-2-Butene

Global 2-Butene Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Chemical Intermediate
Chemical Synthesis
Laboratories & Analysis

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- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
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- Middle East & Africa.

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Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global 2-Butene market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

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          Global Graphite Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - South Sea Graphite, Haida Graphite, Yixiang Group, BTR, National De Grafite      Cache   Translate Page      

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Global Graphite Market: Key Players

South Sea Graphite
Haida Graphite
Yixiang Group
BTR
National de Grafite
Northeast Asia Mineral Resources
Aoyu Graphite Group
Xincheng New Material
SGL
Tiansheng Nonmetal Ind
Xinghe Graphite
Heijin Graphite
Imerys Graphite & Carbon
Agrawal Graphite Industries
Jinhuafeng Graphite
Fangda Carbon
Graphit Kropfmuhl AG
Grafitbergbau Kaisersberg
Fuda Graphite
Fenlu Graphite
Black Dragon Graphite
Huangyu Graphite
Puchen Graphite
Koh-i-Noor Grafit Sro
Tirupati Graphite
Xincheng Graphite
Jinhui Graphite
Yanxin Graphite
Shida Carbon

Global Graphite Market Segmentation by Product Type

Natural Graphite
Synthetic Graphite

Global Graphite Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Refractories
Metallurgy
Parts and components
Batteries
Other

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The global Graphite market is spread across the globe which not only includes the market of North America but covers the other regions such as Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa and the rest of the world.

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- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Europe - Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia.
- Central & South America - Brazil, Rest of Central & South America.
- Middle East & Africa.

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Chapter 4 shows the global Graphite market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

Chapter 5,6,7,8 analyzes the major regions, with sales, market share, and revenue of Graphite market by key countries in these regions

Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global Graphite market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 13, 14 and 15 describe Graphite market sales channel. Distributors, traders, data source, appendix, and research and findings.

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          Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - WM Barr, Savogran, Dumond Chemicals, PPG (PPG Aerospace), Henkel, 3M      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- In its recently published report, QY Research has provided unique insights about global Aircraft Paint Stripper market for the given period. One of the main objectives of this report is to categorize the various dynamics of the Aircraft Paint Stripper market and to offer latest updates such as mergers and acquisitions, various technological developments, new entrants in the market, which make an impact on different segments of the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market. It's vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by major players. If you have a different set of players/manufacturers according to geography or country segmented reports we can provide customization according to your demand.

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While classifying these segments, the expert team of analysts has listed down the relative contribution of each segment for the growth of the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market. Detail information of segments is required to recognize the key trends influencing the global market for Aircraft Paint Stripper

Each segment of the Aircraft Paint Stripper market provides an in-depth information on the qualitative and quantitative aspect of the market. While giving a brief idea about the revenue opportunities for all the segments, the Aircraft Paint Stripper report has also provided the value of absolute dollar opportunity for all the segments over the predicted period of 2018-2025.

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Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Competitive Landscape

The report of global Aircraft Paint Stripper market includes the competitive landscape section which provides the full and in-depth analysis of the current market trends, changing technologies and developments that will be beneficial for the companies, which are competing in the market. The report offers an overview of revenue, demand, and supply of data, futuristic cost, and growth analysis during the projected year.

Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market: Key Players

WM Barr
Savogran
Dumond Chemicals
PPG (PPG Aerospace)
Henkel
3M
Akzonobel
Hybrid Aero
GSP (Global Specialty Products)
Molecular-Tech Canada
Cirrus
Rust-Oleum
Callington Haven
EcoProCote
Kimetsan Group
Hybrid Aero

Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Segmentation by Product Type

The Caustic Type
The Acidic Type
The Solvent Type

Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Civil Aircraft
Military Aircraft

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Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Regional Analysis

The global Aircraft Paint Stripper market is spread across the globe which not only includes the market of North America but covers the other regions such as Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa and the rest of the world.

Key Regions split in this report:

- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Europe - Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia.
- Central & South America - Brazil, Rest of Central & South America.
- Middle East & Africa.

Report on Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Mainly Covers the 15 Section

Chapter 1 describes the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market introduction, scope, market overview, market risk, and market driving force

Chapter 2 highlights the competitive situation among the top players with market share, revenue and sales in the Aircraft Paint Stripper market in 2018-2025

Chapter 3 shows the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market by regions, with market share, revenue, and sales of Aircraft Paint Stripper market for each region, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 4 shows the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

Chapter 5,6,7,8 analyzes the major regions, with sales, market share, and revenue of Aircraft Paint Stripper market by key countries in these regions

Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global Aircraft Paint Stripper market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 13, 14 and 15 describe Aircraft Paint Stripper market sales channel. Distributors, traders, data source, appendix, and research and findings.

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Global Mattress Coil Market: Key Players

Leggett & Platt
HSM Solutions
Spinks Springs
Subinas
Bekaert Corporation
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