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          Geraint Thomas enjoys 'sadistic' suffering as he seeks Tour de France form      Cache   Translate Page      

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) has no regrets about celebrating his Tour de France victory long and hard into winter, finding the recent suffering he has needed to get back to form as 'sadistic' but enjoyable.

Thomas only raced the Deutschland Tour and the Tour of Britain after winning Tour de France and was determined to savour every minute of the celebrations despite warnings from Team Sky to watch his weight and keep riding. Thomas was visibly heavier than his racing weight at the Saitama and Shanghai criteriums in November and only got back into regular training in early December.

He has since done blocks of training in Los Angeles, raced the Vuelta a Valenciana in Spain and spent time at altitude on Mount Teide. He has lost much of the weight he gained during the winter but is not yet competitive in races.

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“It was definitely worth it, you never know how often you win the Tour. It could be the last race I ever win so at least I enjoyed it,” Thomas said before Tirreno-Adriatico, where he will share team leadership with Wout Poels.

“I knew it was going to be really hard work, but that's what I enjoy in a bit of a sadistic way. I enjoyed training hard and getting back. When you start to feel that condition coming and you start to lose that bit of weight and you are going up the climbs a little bit quicker, it's just a snowball effect. You thrive off of that. I just enjoy that side of bike racing, the riding and training.”

Thomas revealed that Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) had teased him about how big he was in November before the Tirreno-Adriatico photo shoot on Tuesday. He avoided the scales for a while.

Tirreno-Adriatico perhaps a bit too punchy

You can read more at Cyclingnews.com


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Honestly I doubt there have been any 'native' plants in my neighborhood since circa 1945. It's a mostly-paved, former post-war housing tract in south Los Angeles. I am putting in natives when and where I can, but $$ and time are limited. So my bees & butterflies & hummingbirds will have to continue making do with the weeds. :-)
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          The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Steffy Finds New Love in Paris – Handsome Stranger Creates Steam Reunion Obstacle?      Cache   Translate Page      
The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) spoilers tease that Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) will deliver some shocking news later this week. Dr. Taylor Hayes (Hunter Tylo) will push Steffy to shift her strategy and secure the “Steam” reunion her heart desires. However, Steffy just won’t be willing to do that. Instead, she’ll announce that she’s leaving Los Angeles with … Keep Reading

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          Meek Mill and Nipsey Hussle Aim to Release Joint Album in Summer      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Καλιφόρνια: Γιατί σκότωσαν 21 άλογα στην Σάντα Ανίτα      Cache   Translate Page      
Ο ιππόδρομος της Σάντα Ανίτα στην Καλιφόρνια

Οι ιπποδρομίες στην Σάντα Ανίτα της Καλιφόρνια, αναβλήθηκαν επ′ αόριστον ύστερα από την ευθανασία 21 αλόγων τα οποία τραυματίστηκαν μυστηριωδώς. Τα περιστατικά συνέβησαν μέσα στο τελευταίο δίμηνο, τόσο κατά τη διάρκεια της προπόνησης όσο και κατά την διάρκεια κάποιας κούρσας.

Η απόφαση ανακοινώθηκε από τις αρχές των ιπποδρομιών του Λος Αντζελες, η οποία ανέβαλε αγώνες που ήταν προγραμματισμένοι για το προσεχές Σαββατοκύριακο. Μία ανακοίνωση που δόθηκε στην δημοσιότητα την ίδια ημέρα που γνωστοποιήθηκε ο ευθανασία ενός αλόγου 4 ετών, λόγω τραυματισμού στο πόδι.

Ο Μάϊκ Γουίλμαν, εκπρόσωπος του πάρκου της Σάντα Ανίτα, δήλωσε ότι είναι άγνωστο το πότε οι ιπποδρομίες θα επανέλθουν στη δράση.

Οσο για την ιδιοκτήτρια εταιρεία,The Stronach Group, έχει ξεκαθαρίσει πως θα συνεχιστούν οι ενδελεχείς έλεγχοι στην πίστα, ενώ θα επαναφέρει τον πρώην επιστάτη Μάϊκ Μούρ ως σύμβουλο, ώστε να βοηθήσει στην άμεση επίλυση του προβλήματος. Συγχρόνως ο ειδικός σε θέματα εδάφους των ιπποδρόμων από το Πανεπιστήμιο του Κεντάκι, Μικ Πήτερσον, την χαρακτήρισε 100% έτοιμη. 

Τα προβλήματα τραυματισμών των αλόγων έχουν όλα να κάνουν με κατάγματα, κάποια μάλιστα στους αστραγάλους των πίσω ποδιών, πράγμα ιδιαίτερα ασυνήθιστο.

Σύμφωνα με την εφημερίδα The Los Angeles Times, οι συσχετισμοί τραυματισμών - θανάτων, από τις 26 Δεκεμβρίου, έχουν διπλασιαστεί σε σχέση με την περσινή χρονιά. Ολα αυτά σε ένα πάρκο ιπποδρομιών που χαρακτηρίζεται το ασφαλέστερο τα τελευταία 25 χρόνια.

Πιθανότεροι λόγοι κατά τους ειδικούς έχει να κάνει με τα καιρικά φαινόμενα που έχουν πλήξει την περιοχή, καθώς ο Φεβρουάριος που μας πέρασε, χαρακτηρίστηκε ο πιο κρύος των τελευταίων 60 χρόνων.

Δεν λείπουν βέβαια και τα σχόλια κάποιων, πως ουσίες (νόμιμες) χορηγήθηκαν σε κάποια τραυματισμένα άλογα, με σκοπό να ξεπεράσουν γρηγορότερα το πρόβλημα, πριν αυτά τραυματιστούν εκ νέου και οδηγηθούν στην ευθανασία.

Οσο για την οργάνωση People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, με ανακοίνωση της, συμφωνεί απόλυτα με το κλείσιμο του πάρκου της Σάντα Ανίτα.

.Πηγή: HuffPost US


          Taiwan-U.S. ties the best as TRA enters 40 year: foreign minister      Cache   Translate Page      
Los Angeles, March 11 (CNA) While the threat posed by China is growing more serious, Taiwan's relations with the United States are stronger than ever as the two countries prepare to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), Taiwan's minister of foreign affairs said in a speech in Los Angeles Monday.
          Pamir Kıraner ile Los Angeles'tan Tokyo'ya uçan Saadet Işıl Aksoy, köpeğini yanından ayırmadı      Cache   Translate Page      
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The former Manchester United star was tricked by a fake version of his Los Angeles Galaxy statue.
          THE FAKE FACTORY Creating ART EXPERIENCES since 2001      Cache   Translate Page      

THE FAKE FACTORY è uno studio specializzato in videoarte, videomapping, esperienze immersive e new media art.
Fondato a Firenze nel 2001 dall’artista e video designer Stefano Fake, THE FAKE FACTORY affronta da anni con successo temi di sperimentazione linguistica legati ai nuovi media ed è ora un punto di riferimento italiano ed internazionale nella realizzazione di videomapping, installazioni di videoarte ed esperienze immersive. Stefano Fake è uno dei videoartisti che maggiormente ha contribuito alla definizione del concetto di “esperienza immersiva nell’arte” realizzando, con il suo atelier di arte digitale THE FAKE FACTORY, alcune fra le esposizioni immersive di maggior successo italiano e mondiale.
The Fake Factory di occupa di tutti gli aspetti legati alla creazione di una mostra immersiva: progettazione dello spazio, scelta delle tecnologie, storytelling e regia, creazione dei visual e delle grafiche animate che compongono l’opera immersiva.

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          B. Wurtz: This Has No Name Institute of Contemporary Arts / Los Angeles       Cache   Translate Page      
For the past twenty-five years, B. Wurtz has been applying acrylic paint to the bottoms of aluminum pans in order…
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          Eine Frau, die mit 38 in Rente ging, erklärt, warum es den meisten Menschen nicht gelingen wird      Cache   Translate Page      

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Tanja Hester ging mit nur 32 Jahren in ihre Frührente, sagte sie kürzlich gegenüber „The Cut“.

Dazu wurde sie aber eher getrieben, meint sie. Ihr anspruchsvolles Arbeitsleben setzte sie einem Stress aus, der sich auf ihre körperliche Gesundheit und ihre Ehe auswirkte.

„Die Idee ist doch eigentlich, dass man beruflich aufzusteigen, um einen besseren Lebensstil zu erfahren — nicht einen schlechteren, oder? Doch mein Fortschritt im Job schien auf Kosten meines restlichen Lebens zu gehen“, meinte Hester, Bloggerin bei „Our Next Life“.

„Glück und Privilegien“

Bevor sie ihre Jobs aufgaben, hatten Hester und ihr Ehemann ungefähr das 37-fache ihrer jährlichen Ausgaben zurückgelegt — mussten dabei nicht bei Null anfangen.

„Es hat ungefähr sechs Jahre gedauert, bis wir die Summe für unseren Ruhestand zusammengespart hatten, aber wir mussten nicht bei Null anfangen. Das will ich ganz deutlich sagen“, erzählte sie „The Cut“. „Wir hatten schon Ersparnisse für unseren Ruhestand und ein Eigenheim, bevor wir mit unserem Plan begonnen haben. Ich denke nicht, dass die meisten Menschen mit 38 Jahren in Rente gehen können, wie ich es tat.“

Hester erklärt, sie habe bereits als Kind eines alleinerziehenden und gesundheitlich angeschlagenen Vaters sehr hart gearbeitet, um irgendwann früh in Rente gehen zu können. Aber „Glück und Privilegien“ griffen ihr dabei auch unter die Arme. Zum Beispiel absolvierte sie ihren College-Abschluss nur mit geringen Schulden. Trotzdem waren Hester und ihr Mann „immer schon große Sparer“, sagte sie.

„Es gibt nur zwei Aspekte in der Gleichung“

Hester schrieb in ihrem Buch „Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way“, dass es eine Menge an Wegen gibt, vergleichsweise schnell zu finanzieller Unabhängigkeit zu gelangen. Sie erklärt auch, wie man Strukturen schafft, die helfen, auf diesem Weg zu bleiben, berichtete Hillary Hoffower von Business Insider.

„Es gibt nur zwei Unbekannte in der Gleichung: Wie viel ihr verdient und wie viel ihr ausgebt“, schrieb Hester. Sie skizzierte vier Schritte für einen schnellen Erfolg beim Sparen: geringe Ausgaben für das Wohnen, geringe Ausgaben für Mobilität, Einkommen steigern und Gehaltserhöhungen für höhere Rücklagen nutzen.

Senkt eure Lebenserhaltungskosten

„Unser Umzug von Los Angeles zurück nach Tahoe hat uns sehr geholfen. Dort sind die Lebenserhaltungskosten viel niedriger“, sagte Hester „The Cut“. „Wir kauften hier 2011 ein Haus, als die Entwicklung Wohnungsmarkts uns entgegenkam und arbeiteten jahrelang im Home-Office.“

Die Frage, wie viel Geld ihr benötigt um in Rente zu gehen, hängt letztendlich von zwei Faktoren ab: Euren Lebenserhaltungskosten und eurem passiven Einkommen im Ruhestand durch Investments.

Sobald ihr diesen Betrag errechnet habt — den Grant Sabatier, ein Self-Made-Millionär, der mit 30 in Rente ging, eure „Zielnummer“ nennt — könnt ihr herausfinden, wie viel ihr pro Monat, pro Woche oder sogar täglich einsparen müsst, um an euer Ziel zu gelangen.

Dieser Text wurde von Joshua Fritz aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

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          California moves up its 2020 Democratic primary to Super Tuesday      Cache   Translate Page      

In 2016, California didn’t hold its presidential primaries until June 7. For 2020, it’ll join the Super Tuesday states on March 3. Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times explains why the state’s earlier primary date reflects its inferiority complex when it comes to presidential politics.

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Millennial ‘Expert’ and Startup CEO Charged in College Exam ScandalJane Buckingham, chief executive officer of a Los Angeles-based marketing company specializing in research on youth culture, agreed to spend $50,000 to get her child a high score on a standardized test in hopes of getting him into the University of Southern California, according to a Justice Department affidavit. It started with a phone call to William Singer, founder of a college counseling firm. From there, it became a full-blown bribe involving a tax-deductible donation to an affiliated organization in exchange for someone to take the ACT exam in place of Buckingham’s son, who apparently was not told of the scheme, U.S. prosecutors said.



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A 21-year-old student at the University of Southern California was shot dead near the Los Angeles campus this weekend, the university said, leaving his mother, an Oakland councilwoman, heartbroken.

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          WATCH: USC student fatally shot near campus      Cache   Translate Page      

A 21-year-old student at the University of Southern California was shot dead near the Los Angeles campus this weekend, the university said, leaving his mother, an Oakland councilwoman, heartbroken.

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          Dow Jones Melemah Tertekan Saham Boeing      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Indeks bursa Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) berada di zona merah pada penutupan perdagangan Selasa (Rabu pagi waktu Jakarta) karena saham Boeing mencatatkan penurunan tajam di tengah kekhawatiran akan keselamatan salah satu jenis pesawat yang mereka produksi.

Mengutip CNBC, Rabu (13/3/2019), indeks saham ini ditutup turun 96,22 poin ke level 25.554,66 dengan saham Boeing menyumbang sekitar 150 poin. Dengan kata lain, jika tanpa memasukkan saham Boeing maka Dow Jones akan positif.

Pada perdagangan Selasa, saham Boeing turun lebih dari 6 persen. Angka ini melampaui penurunan pada perdagangan sehari sebelumnya yang mengalami tekanan hingga 5,3 persen. Dengan pelemahan ini maka saham Boeing mencatatkan kerugian dua hari terbesar sejak Juni 2009.

Saham Boeing jatuh setelah beberapa negara, termasuk Cina, Uni Eropa dan Indonesia, menghentikan semua penerbangan yang melibatkan model 737 MAX. Pesawat jenis ini terlibat dalam dua kecelakaan mematikan dalam waktu kurang dari enam bulan, termasuk satu pada hari Minggu.

Namun jika melihat pasar saham di AS yang lebih luas, S&P 500 ditutup 0,3 persen lebih tinggi ke 2.791,52, dipimpin oleh kenaikan di sektor utilitas dan perawatan kesehatan. Nasdaq Composite naik 0,44 persen menjadi 7.591,03.

Kenaikan ini setelah dirilis data inflasi utama. Indeks harga konsumen AS naik 0,2 persen pada Februari, sesuai harapan.

"Inflasi jasa mengimbangi tidak adanya kenaikan di sisi barang," kata Peter Boockvar, kepala investasi di Bleakley Advisory Group.

"Kenaikan inflasi di jasa ini karena kenaikan upah akibat membaiknya produktivitas," tambah dia.

Perdagangan Sebelumnya

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Pada perdagangan sehari sebelumnya, Bursa Saham Amerika Serikat (AS) atau Wall Street masih melonjak ditopang penguatan sektor teknologi. Namun, penurunan saham Boeing membatasi kenaikan indeks Dow Jones setelah kecelakaan pesawat Ethiopian Airlines.

Pada perdagangan Senin, saham Boeing Co, produsen pesawat terbesar di dunia, turun 5,3 persen menjadi USD 400,01 per saham, mencatat penurunan persentase satu hari terbesar sejak 29 Oktober, setelah imbas kecelakaan mematikan kedua yang melibatkan pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 dalam lima bulan terakhir.

Sekadar informasi, sebuah pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang dioperasikan oleh Ethiopian Airlines jatuh beberapa menit setelah lepas landas dari Addis Ababa pada hari Minggu. Insiden ini menewaskan semua penumpang yang berjumlah 157 orang.

Pada Oktober 2018, Pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang diterbangkan maskapai Lion Air jatuh di lepas pantai Kawarang dan menewaskan 189 orang penumpang.

Semua sektor indeks S&P utama naik, dipimpin oleh kenaikan di sektor teknologi, yang naik 2,2 persen. Sektor industri membalikkan kerugian awal hingga berakhir 0,9 persen.

"Setelah pelemahan di pasar pekan lalu, segalanya menjadi sedikit oversold," kata Michael James, direktur pelaksana perdagangan ekuitas di Wedbush Securities di Los Angeles.

"Itu sangat luar biasa ketika Anda melihat apa yang kami lakukan hari ini, bahkan dengan pergerakan di Boeing," katanya.

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CA-Los Angeles, Under limited supervision oversees plant in-house Safety program. Integrates activities with the Industrial Nurse and provides support on Workers Compensation Duties Actively participates in accident Investigations to determine root cause and works with Workers Compensation carriers to prevent future accidents. Implements and maintains a continuing educational safety program for managers, supervis
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          All Time Mets HR Leader: Daryl Strawberry: Part Two (1987-1990 & Beyond)      Cache   Translate Page      
In 1987 as the Mets raised the Championship flag, Straw began the year with an opening day HR, and drove in all three runs in the Mets 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He hit HRs in the first three games of the season driving in seven runs as the Mets swept the Opening series. He hit HRs in back to back in games at Philadelphia, including a four RBI day in a 9-3 win on April 16th.
 Early on he hit drove in 17 runs, hit five HRs & was batting .325 by the beginning of May. That month he started out with HRs in the first two games & hit nine HRs, driving in 16 runs with stole eight bases.

 On a West Coast road trip at the end of that month, he hit HRs in three straight games at San Diego. On May 22nd, he tied up a game with the Padres with a 9th inning HR off Mark Davis. Gary Carter followed in what was the game winning HR. In the third game, the Mets were down 1-0 in the 7th inning, when he homered off Eric Show, a two run shot leading to a 3-1 Mets win. On June 18th he hit a pair of HRs in Montreal leading to a 10-7 Mets win as he drove in four runs. He would only hit one more HR over the next month. 

All Star: By the All Star break he did have 51 RBIs along with 21 HRs, making his fourth straight All Star game. He went 0-2 in the NL's 2-0 shut out in Oakland, with Davey Johnson as the manager. 

 In August he hit four HRs the first week, including two at Shea Stadium against the Cubs on August 6th. On August 16th he had a four hit day at Wrigley Field in a 23-10 Mets romp over the Cubs. Straw hit a 4th inning three run HR off Greg Maddox, & then added a two run triple later in the game. He had six multiple RBI games in August, driving in 18 runs with 8 HRs for the month. He was the Player of the Month in September hitting another eight HRs with ten doubles 13 stolen bases & 27 RBIs. 

On September 9th, he hit two HRs against the Phillies at Shea leading to an 11-5 win. The next day he hit a two run HR against the St. Louis Cardinals in a crucial series, but the Mets fell short 6-4, losing to Ken Dayley. From September 14th through the 18th he drove in runs, in four straight games. On September 18th, he hit a three run HR & drove in four runs against the Pirates in a Mets heart breaking 10-9 loss to the Pirates. 

Even with all his hitting, the Mets could not catch the Cardinals this year, falling short of another NL East title. Straw finished the year (as one of ten players up until that point) joining the 30/30 club; hitting 39 HRs (3rd in the NL) & stealing 36 bases.

He put up a career highs with those 39 HRs, as well as setting a Mets single season mark. He drove in 104 runs (7th in the NL) hit 32 doubles with 151 hits, 108 runs scored (7th in the NL) 97 walks (4th in the NL) stole 36 bases, batted .284 was hit by a team leading seven hit by pitches & posted a career high .398 on base %.  

In 1988, Strawberry became the first Met since Dave Kingman to lead the league in HRs with 39. He lost out to Kirk Gibson for the MVP award but clearly should have won it. He led the NL in HRs (39) & slugging % (545%) driving in 101 runs while also scoring 101 runs (4th in the NL). He led the team in most offensive categories as well as in games played. He stole 29 bases while hitting 27 doubles hitting nine sac flies & posted a .366 on base %.

 He won the Silver Slugger Award, the first of two he’d win in his career. He became a poster boy for Kenner’s Starting Line Up action figures, and was being praised as possibly breaking Hank Aarons home run record. 

On the dark side of his life, his wife Lisa filed for divorce accusing him of breaking her nose & beating her. On Opening Day 1988 he hit two HRs, both solo shots, helping Dwight Gooden beat Dennis Martinez & the Expos in Montreal. He hit six HRs in April, amongst the tops in the league.

Then in the first week of May he bashed three more HRs. On May 6th, he had a big day agsinst the Cincinnati Reds at Shea Stadium. In the first inning he hit a sac fly & then added an RBI single later on. The Reds rallied to take the lead, but then Straw was the hero, as he hit a walk off game winning HR against John Franco. 

He had a few big games against the rival Cardinals in the month of June, staring with a four RBI day on June 6th in St Louis, leading to a 6-4 Mets win. On June 13th as the teams played a series in New York, his 4th inning HR of Ken Dayley tied the game, as it went into extra innings & Lee Mazzilli won it with a walk off hit.

On June 15th he hit two HRs & drove in three runs in the 6-4 Mets win as they swept the series. He kept his batting average over the .300 mark until late June, then had a good July to follow. 

All Star: In that summers All Star game at Riverfront Stadium, in Cincinnati, Cards manager Whitey Herzog let him play the whole games, as he went 1-4 in the 2-1 NL loss. 
 
In mid July he hit HRs in three straight games on a series trip to Atlanta against the Braves. On July 24th he hit HRs in consecutive games at Shea Stadium, then returned with a five RBI day against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 10-5 Mets win at Veterans Stadium. He began August with HRs in three straight games, but then only hit one more over the next month.

 In September he hit nine HRs, had four multi RBI games, including a stretch of five straight games where he drove in at least one run in each game, he middle of the month. Starting on September 18th, he hit HRs in three straight games, all led to close Mets wins on their way to clinching the NL Eastern crown for the second time in three years. Strawberry closed out the year with two HRs & three RBIs in the regular season finale' on October 2nd. 


1988 Post Season- NLCS: In Game #1 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Straw's double off Orel Hershiser started a 9th inning rally with the Mets behind 2-0. He drove in the first Mets run, then scored the games tying run on Gary Carter's double, as the Mets went on to win it 3-2.

In Game #3 at Shea Stadium he had three hits, driving in three runs as the Mets beat the Dodgers 8-4. In the home 3rd with the Mets down 3-0, Straw doubled driving in Mookie Wilson with the Mets first run. In the 6th, Straw would follow Keith Hernandez's single with a base hit of his own & would score on Gary Carter's base hit. The Mets tied up the game that inning. In the Mets five run 8th inning, Straw added a two run single capping off the Mets 8-4 win. The Mets had a two games to one lead at that point.


He would hit a HR in Game #4 although the Mets lost the game 5-4. He was 1-2 with two walks in the Mets 5-1, Game #6 win at Dodger Stadium. Straw also scored two runs in that game as well. He was shut down by Hershiser in Game #7 as the Mets were finished off in the five hit shutout. Darryl finished the Series batting .300 (9-30) with two doubles a HR & six RBIs. 

 In 1989, Strawberry's offensive numbers declined a bit, his 77 RBIs were his lowest total since his rookie season and a poor .225 batting average his lowest up to that point of his career. He still hit 29 HRs good enough for 6th in the league. The fans started getting on him as well as the media. Looking back he may have unfairly taken some of the heat for the Mets not winning another championship. It seemed he underachieved although there was always pressure on him to do more although he still put up great numbers. 


That season Gary Carter was winding down his Mets career playing more as a back up & Keith Hernandez was gone. Howard Johnson emerged as the teams power hitter but he & Straw could not carry the team. 

 Dramas; His personal dramas continued when he was arrested for slapping his wife around and pulling a gun on her. He checked into rehab for substance abuse and a blood test proved positive of him fathering a child in Missouri.

In 1990, there was more change in the air for the Mets, as Davey Johnson was fired as manager & Bud Harrelson took over the position. The team once again finished in second place although they won 91 games (91-71). 

 
In June of 1990 , Straw won another Player of the Week Award hitting five HRs with twelve RBIs in the middle of a seventeen game hit streak. At the start of July he homered in three straight games, belting two in the first of those games coming against the Houston Astros. In each of those games he drove in three runs each time & overall drove in twenty one runs in the month. 

All Star: That year he played in his final All Star Game in a Mets uniform, going 0-1 as a reserve player in the AL's 2-0 win at Wrigley Field. 


On August 30th he belted a grand slam HR & drove in five runs in a game against the San Francisco Giants at Shea Stadium. On September 11, 1990 he hit a walk off two run HR off the Cardinals Lee Smith for one of his last exciting moments as a New York Mets player. He had another goo month in September driving in twenty three runs, hitting eight HRs & playing his last Mets game on September 27th. That day he was 0-3 against the Montreal Expos.

Strawberry put up strong numbers in the last year of his contract & final season as a Met. His team leading 37 HRs were second in the league, his 108 RBIs were 5th best in the league & tops on the Mets with Howard Johnsons 90 a distant second. 

Straw had 150 hits, good enough for a .277 average, he had 70 walks posting a .361 on base %. He hit 18 doubles the second lowest total of his career to that point & stole ten bases, also the lowest total up to that point in his career. He would never steal bases in double figures again. 


 In the 1990 off season he signed on with the Los Angeles Dodgers as baseball's highest paid player with a $23 million contract.

All Time Mets Leaderboard: In his Mets playing career he ranks among the best in most Mets all time offensive categories. Straw is first on the club's all time HR list with 252. 

He is second to David Wright in RBIs (733) in walks (580) & in strikeouts (960). He is third in runs scored (662) fifth all time in stolen bases (191) sixth in triples (30) eighth in games played (1109) ninth in doubles (187) & in hits (1025).

Honors: In 2010 he was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.

Post Mets Career: In California, he became a West Coast star & was named Big Brother of The Year. He hit 28 HRs with 22 doubles 99 RBIs & a .265 average in his first & only full season as a Dodger player. Injuries & more personal problems sidelined for much of the next two seasons, hitting only five HRs in each season.

He got arrested for hitting his new pregnant girlfriend, then announced he had a substance abuse problem. He then did six months house arrest for failing to pay $450,000 in past income taxes. He was eventually released by the Dodgers in 1994. He got suspended for violating the substance abuse program, coming up dirty for cocaine use. 


He was then signed by the AL New York team in 1996 hitting 11 HRs with 36 RBIs batting .262. He went to the World Series that season with old team mate Dwight Gooden. Darryl hit three HRs in the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles, including two in Game #4 at Camden Yards.

In 1998 he hit 24 HRs making a big comeback, but was soon diagnosed with colon cancer. He had surgery to have 24" inches of his colon removed. He also needed chemotherapy because cancer had been found in a lymph node. He would need another treatment two years later. He rebounded from that as well the next season, hitting three HRs playing in 24 regular season games. He appeared in two more post season games driving in four runs overall. 

Then there was more negative drama when Strawberry got arrested for trying to pick up an undercover cop disguised as a hooker. He eventually did jail time and then  got divorced from his second wife before finally cleaning up his act in the new millennium. 

In his 17 year career  Straw was an eight time All Star, NL Rookie of the Year, one time Player of the Month & six time Player of the Week Award winner.

Overall he batted .259 with 1401 hits, 335 HRs (102nd all time). His 16.2 AB per HR ratio is 34th best all time. Darryl has 1,000 RBIs, 256 doubles, 38 triples, 816 walks (244th all time) 131 Intentional walks (67th all time) 898 runs scored, & a.357 on base %.

He struck out 1352 times (109th all time) with a career.505 slugging % (87th all time). 

In right field he played 1309 games (39th all time) with 2337 put outs (46th all time) 58 errors (44th all time) with 23 double plays turned (48th all time) & 76 assists.


Strawberry played in 40 postseason games, belting 9 HRs, with 22 RBIs and 20 runs scored. He played in five All Star games, making eight All Star teams with 12 All Star at bats batting .333 with two stolen bases. 


Retirement: Strawberry attended the Mets' 1986 World Champion team reunions in 2006 & 2016. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game #2 of the 2006 NLCS & was at the closing ceremonies of Shea Stadium in 2008. Strawberry has worked as an instructor for the Mets at various Spring Training camps. 

In 2009 he wrote his controversial Autobiography “Straw: Finding My Way”. In that book he told of his own & his 1986 team mates wild escapades. He said “We hauled around more Bud than the Clydesdales. The beer was just to get the party started and maybe take the edge off the speed and coke." 

On the road, he writes: the modo was "tear up your best bars and nightclubs and take your finest women". The only hard part for us was choosing which hottie to take back to your hotel room. Lots of times you picked two or three a night." He talked about how the players would pick out women from the stands & send an errand boy to fetch them. He told of how he would have quickie sex in the clubhouse between innings. 


 In 2010 Straw threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Citifield & later in the year appeared on future President of the United States- Donald Trump’s show “The Apprentice”. Other celebs included Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper & Bret Michaels.


That same year he & his brother opened up a restaurant in Douglaston, Queens called Strawberry's. It closed in October 2012.

In 2013 he participated in the Charity celebrity softball game at Citi Field during the All Star Weekend. He was also on hand around the city for many of the All Star Game 2013 events.

In 2015 he & Dwight Gooden were subjects of an ESPN 30/30 special taken place at the same diner Goodfella's Movie was filmed in Maspeth, Queens.

His charity the Darryl Strawberry Foundation supports children with Autism. Straw also has worked as a studio analyst for the SNY network before & after Mets games. 

Family: His son Daryl Jr. played pro basketball in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns in 2007-2008. He also played in the NBA development league for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, then in Italy for Bologna before he needed knee surgery. In 2011 he played pro basketball in Israel.

Daryl is now a born again Christian. He & his new wife; Tracy, are pastors & have started Strawberry Ministries, The Strawberry Christian Recovery Program is dedicated to restoring lives & relationships.

A HealthCare Company help the couple run The Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center for drug & alcohol recovery, in Florida, Texas, Ohio & Louisiana. A Center outside of St. Louis is in the works as well.







          In L.A. school board runoff, two vie for 2nd place — with 35 votes separating them      Cache   Translate Page      

The margin to win the second spot in a runoff against Jackie Goldberg for a Los Angeles school board seat has shrunk to 35 votes, with Heather Repenning just ahead of Graciela Ortiz. Fewer than 100 votes remain to be counted, with the official tally set to resume Friday.

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As investigators probe this weekend’s slaying of USC student Victor McElhaney, the victim’s mother told reporters Tuesday that her son was not a statistic, or “just another black boy gunned down in South Central Los Angeles.”

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Batman turns 80 this year, and fans are in for a wicked, big-screen surprise.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that all three of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” films will return to five Imax theaters, starting in Los Angeles later this month.

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          Tierra Whack Airs Out Her Frustrations with Los Angeles for "Wasteland"      Cache   Translate Page      

Fresh off the release of "Gloria" and her late-night television debut, Tierra Whack is back with another new single. This time around, the fast-rising artist is serving up a track about her aversion to typical Los Angeles culture, "Wasteland." Notably, "Wasteland" also serves as our fourth taste of Tierra Whack's forthcoming studio album, as well as her fourth single in 2019 alone. "So that song is about me hating LA so much," Tierra Whack explains to Zane Lowe for an exclusive Beats 1 exchange. "And you know, because you come to LA for the first time, you're like, oh it's nice, but then you realize how industry it is and it just, I mean, no place feels like home, of course, which is Philly for me. But every time I'm in LA, I'm doing work. I'm working." "It's industry," Tierra Whack adds, elaborating on her distaste for her experience in Los Angeles. "So it's just like, yo, no matter how long I'm here, how much I have to work here, I probably never really ... Want to live here ... connect, 'cause I know this is just work. But I turned that into me saying, if I was to meet a guy in LA, I wouldn't take him serious because it's Hollywood, everybody's an actor. Everybody wants to be a star. So that's the approach I had with that song." You can check out Tierra Whack's new "Wasteland" record above, and stay tuned for more from her upcoming project. For more, revisit Tierra Whack's "Clones" single from last month.

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Our NBATV analysts discuss the role that Lou Williams has carved out for himself as one of the most prolific bench scorers in NBA history. - Source: www.nba.com
          Past Misdeeds: The Guardian (1990)      Cache   Translate Page      
Through the transformation of the glorious WTF-Films into the even more glorious Exploder Button and the ensuing server changes, some of my old columns for the site have gone the way of all things internet. I’m going to repost them here in irregular intervals in addition to my usual ramblings.

Please keep in mind these are the old posts presented with only  basic re-writes and improvements. Furthermore, many of these pieces were written years ago, so if you feel offended or need to violently disagree with me in the comments, you can be pretty sure I won’t know why I wrote what I wrote anymore anyhow.

Chicago Marketing guy Phil (Dwier Brown) and his interior architect wife Kate (Carey Lowell) are on their way up, living the bourgeois dream, such as it is. Phil has just scored a choice new position in Los Angeles, and Kate's pregnant with their first child.

The couple's son Jake is born shortly after they move to LA into a fine house in some kind of comparatively rural looking suburb (any LA experts reading this may hit me, if necessary), and now they're looking for a nanny to take care of the child while Phil's out marketinging (that's the technical term) and Kate decorates interiors. They find a British woman named Camilla (Jenny Seagrove) who seems perfectly suited to the job. Camilla's not even the couple's first choice, but their initial candidate (Theresa Randle) dies in a curious and unfortunate accident.

Outwardly, things go well with Camilla. In truth, strangeness enters the house with her: Phil feels attracted to her in a way that - to his honour - rather seems to creep him out, and he begins to develop insomnia and peculiar dreams circling around babies, a tree and Camilla. Which is only fitting, seeing as Camilla is an evil tree spirit's supernatural druid guardian out to offer little Jake to her tree, like she did many times before with other babies. These generally unspoken of dangers of parenthood really are enough to disabuse one of the thought of ever having children of one's own.

For my tastes, William Friedkin's The Guardian has a reputation among many horror film fans that is decidedly too low. I believe it's The Exorcist's fault. That certified classic is generally seen as the best of the director's few horror films, if not as his best film, period, and any other genre film he directed always will have to compete with it; which is of course patently unfair, but then such is life. To me, The Exorcist never mattered much. I can appreciate the film as a technical achievement but I have no emotional connection to its plot, nor do I find it particularly interesting or frightening, so I'm in a great position to not judge a movie for not being The Exorcist.

However, The Guardian has to jump a different hurdle with me, for it belongs to that dreaded group of movies from the late 80s and early 90s that shows educated rich people living the good life getting betrayed (and hopefully murdered) by the hired help who never heard of the sanctity of family and so on and so forth. I do enjoy some films in this particular sub-genre, but in general, I find its mixture of classism and reactionary thought particularly distasteful.

In this particular case, there's not too much for me to hate about the film's politics, though. Friedkin's approach doesn't seem interested in class as a concept at all, and doesn't do much of the "sacred family" nonsense either; we are rather in the "most parents want to protect their babies" territory that is as innocent as these things go. Additionally, it is rather difficult to feel any actual loathing towards this film's rich couple, or get annoyed at them, for Phil and Kate may be two of the blandest people alive, barely showing themselves able to scratch together enough character traits of any kind for even one person between the two of them. They're also the kind of people progressive enough to hire a nanny who is as coldly creepy as Seagrove's Camilla, so they may be difficult to love but they're not the kind of horror film main characters I'd enjoy seeing suffer.

All this - and I haven't even mentioned how uninspired the film's plotting is - rather sounds as if I am actually sharing the general opinion about The Guardian, but there's one major thing the film does so very well I feel bound to forgive it for any and all flaws it has. The film does weird (or even Weird) just wonderfully right, treating Camilla as a force from an Outside that opens doors to that Outside for everyone she touches. Plus, there's even the suggestion of tree sex.

Where too many US mainstream horror movies (then and now) absolutely try to avoid anything supernatural that can't be systematized and explained, Friedkin's film – I very much suspect thanks to its very British screenwriter, the great Stephen Volk - is very much in the spirit of European horror, thriving on certain elements being illogical, treating its supernatural threat as something turning the rational, sunny world of its protagonists into something stranger and more ambiguous.

Friedkin (and Volk) particularly use images and ideas out of fairy tale and myth here - from the wolf pack that protects the tree and Camilla, to the doom of our heroes' architect neighbour beginning with him watching Camilla bathing in a brook in the woods. The woods themselves (are there even such woods in real-world LA?) do of course belong into the realm of the same kind of imagery, particularly the way even a small detour from a road leads the film's characters from civilization and the rational world they know into the realm of nightmare and fairy-tale.


To use this kind of approach to horror in a film does naturally carry some specific risks beyond just annoying the people who like their attacks of the irrational on the rational more logical. It is, in particular, very easy to land in the realm of the unintentionally funny when one goes for the capital-W Weird. The Guardian's climax with its body painted Camilla with an effects-laden voice, and its heroic fight against a bleeding tree is probably a moment where a lot of people will start to giggle or roll their eyes, and I really can't blame anyone for that; I, on the other hand, am much too delighted by a film actually going to such a peculiar place in its finale to laugh at it
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NEWS PROVIDED BYLiving WatersMarch 12, 2019LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The makers of a new pro-life movie called "7 Reasons" maintain that their film will change viewers' votes on the subject of abortion--and actually demonstrate it. The 42-minute documentary shows those who are pro-abortion changing their minds in minutes, saying that they will now vote pro-life.Award-winning filmmaker Ray Comfort says, "The movie really is a pro-choice politician's Source: Living Waters
          'Victor's not a homicide number': Councilwoman's tearful speech after son, a USC student, slain near campus      Cache   Translate Page      
(LOS ANGELES) -- Days after University of Southern California student Victor McElhaney was gunned down, his mother, an Oakland city councilmember, was overcome with emotion as she spoke at the university....
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(LOS ANGELES) -- After Tuesday's finale of The Bachelor on ABC, stick around for a sneak peek of Videos After Dark, hosted by original America's Funniest Home Videos host, Bob Saget....
          Rob Lowe Throws Shade at Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman      Cache   Translate Page      

If there was a class in throwing shade, Rob Lowe would have passed.

Earlier today, news broke that Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among the 40 individuals who have been charged in connection with an alleged college entrance exam scheme.

Court documents obtained by E! News show that both actresses have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

While both parties are staying quiet on the allegations, Rob's son John Owen Lowe spoke out on social media.

"I studied for MONTHS for the SAT. Twice, sometimes three times a week. Tons of practice tests. Ended up taking the SAT multiple times as well. College apps were no joke... the amount of stress kids put into that to potentially lose a spot to someone unfairly is horrible," the Stanford University grad shared on Twitter. "And let me say: I'm incredibly grateful that I had the privilege and opportunity to have a tutor and to afford practice test programs. A lot of kids don't. And to think of them losing their chance at their dream school to someone undeserving is really, really gross."

Felicity Huffman Arrested, Lori Loughlin Charged in College Admission Scandal

"Still proud of this achievement," he wrote with a photo from graduation day. "Happy for everyone out there who earned their accomplishments...and really sad for those who were never allowed the opportunity."

When Rob saw his son's messages, he decided to RT one message with an added caption. "Very proud of my honest, hardworking sons," the actor wrote.

Ultimately, the Parks and Recreation star isn't the only famous parent sounding off on today's scandal.

Bethenny Frankel was outspoken on Twitter and said she was "confused all around."      

"The kids know. If a kid isn't smart enough to know their leg isn't broken or they don't take crew or that it's not their bar mitzvah that day, they should be applying to bubblegum University," the Skinnygirl CEO shared. "Rich parents further protecting the kids. Ok I'll stop... maybe."

U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts told E! News Tuesday morning that Lori has not been arrested. She is currently out of the country but is scheduled to surrender to federal officials in Los Angeles.

As for Felicity, she was one of 13 defendants taken into custody this morning in the Los Angeles area. She is expected in court later today. 

Rob Lowe Throws Shade at Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman originally appeared on Eonline.com
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 3550 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 They have good service there and are by the purple line!
          Quand les robots sucent le cerveau des auteurs      Cache   Translate Page      

Pendant longtemps, « Don’t be evil » (qu’on pourrait traduire par « Ne faites pas le mal ») a été le mantra de Google – sa devise informelle. Remplacée en 2018 par « Do the right Thing » (« Faites ce qui est bien »), elle synthétise pourtant l’époque d’une manière aussi clairvoyante que concise : chaque innovation pourra être utilisée à bon ou à mauvais escient.


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On passera sur les implications philosophiques desdites devises – qu’est-ce que le Mal dans le domaine de l’ingénierie, d’ailleurs qu’est-ce que le Mal tout court ? – pour se concentrer sur l’ambivalence permanente dans laquelle nous flottons : la plupart des technologies que nous utilisons de façon quotidienne peuvent aussi bien être utilisée à notre avantage qu’en notre défaveur.
 

Prenons un exemple : une enceinte connectée type Alexa (Amazon) est capable, d’un simple ordre vocal, de lancer la lecture d’une playlist, d’allumer la lumière ou de lire une histoire à votre enfant. Mais cette même enceinte peut aussi poser de graves problèmes de sécurité (en étant hackée) ou de confidentialité (vous avez laissé Amazon poser un micro dans votre salon, tout de même).
 

Le cas du livre numérique


De la même manière, l’émergence du livre numérique et des plateformes d’autopublication a permis à des millions d’auteurs de diffuser leurs créations à grande échelle, de façon dématérialisée mais aussi imprimée (grâce à l’impression à la demande). Certains d’entre eux ont bâti de véritables notoriétés, et sans aller jusqu’à parler de fortune, à gagner plus d’argent que ne leur aurait permis un contrat d’édition « classique ».
 

Mais cette disponibilité a un coût, autant financier que moral : celui des infrastructures qui mettent ces livres à disposition. Aujourd’hui, Amazon et Google (Apple et Kobo également, dans une moindre mesure) assurent l’essentiel de ce trafic. Ces entreprises s’assurent que les livres dont vous leur confiez les fichiers soient disponibles à tout moment : vous bénéficiez de la puissance de leur infrastructure. En échange, ces distributeurs ponctionnent leur part sur chaque transaction effectuée – les petits ruisseaux faisant les grandes rivières.
 

Mais est-ce bien tout ce qu’ils ponctionnent ?


Car tout le monde pourrait être content… si Amazon, Google et consorts ne mettaient pas autant d’énergie à développer des programmes d’intelligence artificielle basés sur le machine learning. Et ils ne sont pas les seuls : il y a quelques semaines, la plateforme d'autopublication Wattpad présentait son algorithme destiné à aider sa future maison d’édition à dénicher les bestsellers.

Comme Amazon et Google (pourquoi croyez-vous d’ailleurs que Google se soit lancé dans un programme de numérisation massive des fonds de bibliothèques américaines), Wattpad est dans une position idéale pour cela, puisqu’elle dispose d’un grand nombre de manuscrits publiés sur sa plateforme gratuite et que le machine learning nécessite justement l’analyse d’un très grand nombre de documents afin d’y repérer des schémas.
 

En bref : les plateformes auxquelles les auteurs confient leurs précieux manuscrits sont aussi celles qui sont les plus actives dans le domaine de l’intelligence artificielle et du machine learning. Vous voyez où je veux en venir ?

 

Les algorithmes au clavier

 

Aujourd’hui, en salle de presse, il n’est plus tabou de parler d’algorithme rédacteur de contenu. Ainsi, le Los Angeles Times a conçu un quake-bot qui rédige et publie automatiquement un article à chaque tremblement de terre. D’autres quotidiens, papier et web, utilisent l’intelligence artificielle pour mettre en avant les résultats sportifs ou les bulletins météo. La France n’est pas en reste : en 2015, Le Monde utilisait déjà un programme chargé de publier une page web pour chacune des 36.000 municipalités afin d’afficher le résultat des élections (source : Le Devoir).

Et il n’y a pas que la presse à être touchée : en 2016, le programme Benjamin écrivait le scénario d’un court-métrage de science-fiction. Et même si le résultat était un peu… étonnant, il n’en demeurait pas moins impressionnant.



 

Le remplacement des auteurs n’est plus du domaine de la science-fiction

 

L’intelligence artificielle brûle de raconter des histoires. Et de là à toucher, d’ici à quelques années, aux domaines de la littérature, il n’y a qu’un pas. Mais pour cela, il faudra bien entendu que les machines s’entraînent. Et il leur faudra lire beaucoup, beaucoup, d’histoires, beaucoup, beaucoup, de manuscrits, analyser leurs ressorts narratifs, mais aussi étudier ce qui fonctionne ou pas, quel texte remporte les faveurs des utilisateurs, à quel moment la lectrice A cesse sa lecture et à quel moment le lecteur B l’interrompt, afin d’en dégager des « patterns » .

Et pour cela, le meilleur moyen est encore de posséder toutes les infrastructures d’une librairie en ligne et d’un service de lecture numérique.
 

On aboutit alors à une situation paradoxale qui, avouons-le, ne manque pas de piquant : ce sont les écrivains et les éditeurs d’aujourd’hui qui, en publiant leurs textes sur ces plateformes, nourrissent les machines qui, à terme, apprendront à les remplacer. Car plus on publiera sur Amazon, Google, Wattpad, etc, meilleurs deviendront leurs algorithmes, et plus vite on accélèrera l’avènement d’un tel futur.
 

Et pourtant, si l’on veut s’autopublier – et si l’on veut même simplement vendre des livres numériques, en tant qu’indépendant ou industriel –, ces plateformes demeurent les plus performantes. Elles sont aussi et surtout les plus riches du point de vue de la masse d’utilisateurs déjà captifs de leur écosystème. D’où le dilemme. Car dans les conditions d’utilisation de Kindle Direct Publishing, rien n’explicite clairement qu’un tel usage pourra être fait de nos histoires… mais rien ne l’interdit non plus (voir paragraphe 5.5 : Concession de droits).
 

Don’t be evil, do the right thing… Finalement tout cela dépend de nos propres notions de bien et de mal, et de notre propre tolérance à la servitude volontaire. Cela dépend aussi des calculs stratégiques que nous effectuons à l’échelle de l’industrie.
 

En attendant, les machines apprennent.


Dossier : L'intelligence artificielle au service du livre et de la lecture


          Spring Training Report: Injury Update As Season Nears      Cache   Translate Page      
Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers the pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and New York Yankees ace Luis Severino are both nursing injuries heading into the 2019 MLB season.
          The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard saga continues - Bitneni      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard saga continues  Bitneni
  2. Alice Cooper defends Johnny Depp ahead of Hollywood Vampires tour: '99 per cent was just bull'  The Independent
  3. Alice Cooper speaks out in defence of Johnny Depp again before they hit the road together  NME Live
  4. Alice Cooper defends Johnny Depp over abuse and addiction claims  Metro.co.uk
  5. Vanessa Paradis channels spring in floral jacket while grabbing groceries in Los Angeles  Daily Mail
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          Gambling NBA odds advice Cavaliers Sixers Blazers Clippers more      Cache   Translate Page      

MetroBet takes a looks at the NBA slate for Wednesday with the Cavaliers taking on the 76ers and the Blazers facing the Clippers.

 

Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers (-14)

Moneyline: Cavaliers +800, Sixers -1400

Betting Total: 221.5 points 

Time (Eastern): 7 p.m.

Both the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-50) and the Philadelphia 76ers (42-25) will be lacking some star power at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, as Cavs power forward Kevin Love (18.6 points per game) and Sixers shooting guard Jimmy Butler (18.9 points per game) will be rested. Despite what these former All-Stars bring to the table offensively, their defense is what will truly be missed, so it’s a good bet that this game will go Over.

Joel Embiid was ruthlessly efficient in his first game back from a knee injury on Sunday. In 28 minutes against a defensively-minded Pacers squad, the All-Star center logged 33 points and 12 rebounds. Small forward Tobias Harris tallied 16 points and has reached double figures in every game since he became a Sixer (13). Point guard Ben Simmons has been remarkably consistent in his last five outings, averaging 17.8 points and 8.4 assists.

The Cavs are 22nd in points allowed per game this year (113.3) and last in opponent field goal percentage (49.1). That does not bode well against a Philly team that is highly proficient on offense, ranking top 10 in scoring, shooting percentage and rebounding.

However, Cleveland is 6-5 over their last 11 games and just beat the Raptors on Monday night. Rookie point guard Collin Sexton has made strides in his last two contests, scoring 27 and 28 points, respectively. The Cavs may keep this game from getting completely out of hand, but not before the total is exceeded.

The play: Cavaliers vs. Sixers Over

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Portland Trail Blazers (-2) at Los Angeles Clippers

Moneyline: Trail Blazers -130, Clippers +110

Betting Total: 233 points 

Time (Eastern): 10:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Clippers (39-29) enter Tuesday night’s Staples Center showdown on a five-game win streak (and seven-game cover streak), while the Portland Trail Blazers (40-26) have lost three of their last five, with their most recent win over the Suns coming by just seven when they were favored by 12. Underdog bettors should be all over L.A. here.

Sixth man Lou Williams scored 34 points against the Celtics and, per Covers.com, passed Dell Curry to become the all-time leading bench scorer in NBA history. That came on the heels of a 40-point effort by Williams against the Thunder. Small forward Danilo Gallinari (19.3 points per game) has been in a groove of late too, averaging 24.2 points over his last five games, as has point guard Landry Shamet (9.0 points per game), who’s averaged 15.0 points per game in the same span.

Portland point guard Damian Lillard dropped 51 on the Thunder just two games ago and has averaged 31.3 points per contest in his last three against the Clippers, but a similar effort may not be enough based on the way L.A. is playing right now.

The play: Clippers spread

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          Mar 27: El Sueño Americano / The American Dream      Cache   Translate Page      

The Library Gallery presents El Sueño Americano / The American Dream, an exhibition of works by Arizona-based artist Tom Kiefer featuring 59 photographs of everyday objects carried by migrants across the United States border with Mexico that were subsequently confiscated or forfeited at a Customs and Border Control facility in southern Arizona. Considered non-essential and thus discarded, these personal belongings — from gloves to rosaries and wallets to water bottles — were valued by their owners for their utilitarian, personal, or sentimental value. In Kiefer’s graphically striking photographs, these personal items serve as traces of individual human stories. “My intent,” says the artist, “is to explore the humanity of the migrants who risk their lives crossing through the desert and to create a personal connection for the viewer to a migrant and their hope for a better life.”

Born in Wichita, Kansas, fine art photographer Tom Kiefer was raised primarily in the Seattle area and worked in Los Angeles as a graphic designer. Kiefer moved to Ajo, Arizona in December 2001 to fully develop and concentrate his efforts in studying and photographing the urban and rural landscape and the cultural infrastructure. In 2015, Kiefer was included in LensCulture‘s top 50 emerging photographers and Photolucida‘s top 50 Critical Mass. His ongoing photographic series El Sueño Americano (The American Dream) has been featured in news publications nationally and internationally.

Also on view: Migration Stories: Selections from the UMBC Photography Collections

Drawn from UMBC’s collections, Migration Stories features twenty photographs that address human migration from a variety of perspectives. The installation explores the role of photography in shaping the public image of this issue and in conveying individual narratives of translocation and displacement.

Both exhibitions will be on display in the Library Gallery through May 23.

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, as well as individual contributions.

Image: Tom Kiefer, Trail Markers. Archival inkjet print. ©Tom Kiefer. Used with permission of the artist.


          Mar 28: El Sueño Americano / The American Dream      Cache   Translate Page      

The Library Gallery presents El Sueño Americano / The American Dream, an exhibition of works by Arizona-based artist Tom Kiefer featuring 59 photographs of everyday objects carried by migrants across the United States border with Mexico that were subsequently confiscated or forfeited at a Customs and Border Control facility in southern Arizona. Considered non-essential and thus discarded, these personal belongings — from gloves to rosaries and wallets to water bottles — were valued by their owners for their utilitarian, personal, or sentimental value. In Kiefer’s graphically striking photographs, these personal items serve as traces of individual human stories. “My intent,” says the artist, “is to explore the humanity of the migrants who risk their lives crossing through the desert and to create a personal connection for the viewer to a migrant and their hope for a better life.”

Born in Wichita, Kansas, fine art photographer Tom Kiefer was raised primarily in the Seattle area and worked in Los Angeles as a graphic designer. Kiefer moved to Ajo, Arizona in December 2001 to fully develop and concentrate his efforts in studying and photographing the urban and rural landscape and the cultural infrastructure. In 2015, Kiefer was included in LensCulture‘s top 50 emerging photographers and Photolucida‘s top 50 Critical Mass. His ongoing photographic series El Sueño Americano (The American Dream) has been featured in news publications nationally and internationally.

Also on view: Migration Stories: Selections from the UMBC Photography Collections

Drawn from UMBC’s collections, Migration Stories features twenty photographs that address human migration from a variety of perspectives. The installation explores the role of photography in shaping the public image of this issue and in conveying individual narratives of translocation and displacement.

Both exhibitions will be on display in the Library Gallery through May 23.

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, as well as individual contributions.

Image: Tom Kiefer, Trail Markers. Archival inkjet print. ©Tom Kiefer. Used with permission of the artist.


          Browns Odell Beckham Bills Packers Patriots Broncos trade buzz      Cache   Translate Page      

The Patriots won the Super Bowl this past season without an elite outside receiver but that doesn’t mean the Pats won’t be looking to upgrade at the position this off-season.

There was more Odell Beckham Jr trade chatter on Monday as The Athletic’s Jeff Howe tweeted, “The Giants are still involved in trade discussions with Odell Beckham Jr, according to a source. One of the league’s best receivers remains on the market.”

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller added: “The 49ers aren’t done yet. Spoke to someone this morning who said a trade for OBJ is still possible.” Adam Schefter weighed in on ESPN TV and said that the Giants are “listening to offers.”

Based on current salary cap and team history. Here is a ranking of teams most likely to trade for Beckham in the next few days.

1. San Francisco 49ers: John Lynch is hell-bent on finding a top option on the outside for Jimmy Garoppolo and the Niners have cap space to play with.

2. Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Landry has been pushing for this for a while and the Browns seem to be pulling a Los Angeles Rams, going for broke without thinking about long-term ramifications. Baker Mayfield’s rookie contract certainly helps.

3. Green Bay Packers: If only Aaron Rodgers made a little less. Still, the Packers have two first round picks to dangle.

4. Buffalo Bills: They were close with Antonio Brown, but like Brown Beckham might scoff at going to Orchard Park. Beckham has said he wants to “play with a winner” and could run into the same troubles he has in New York in Buffalo.

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5. Denver Broncos: John Elway is a go-big or go-home executive and must be worried about the health of Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos need a No. 1 WR with Sanders questionable and could fit Beckham under the cap.

6. New England Patriots: The Patriots are the least likely team here to make a trade for Beckham. As Albert Breer pointed out in his MMQB column this week, elite receivers that are unhappy are going to want to get what Antonio Brown just got: a new contract.

“What’s going to happen,” on prominent agent told Breer on Sunday, “is that superstar players are going to see that their only leverage is to force a trade and get a new deal from their new team.”

 

Patriots lose Flowers and Brown

Tom Brady’s health and Bill Belichick’s brain remain the two most important parts of the Patriots dynasty, but the franchise was dealt two major blows on Monday as they saw their top defensive and offensive lineman walk in free agency.

Trey Flowers is headed to the Detroit Lions to join up with former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, and Trent Brown cashed in with a contract as big as his waistline in Oakland.

For the second straight off-season, the Patriots have lost an elite left tackle. Last year it was Nate Solder to the Giants. This year it was Trent Brown to the Raiders for a whopping $66 million over four years. It will be the highest contract for an offensive lineman in league history.

The Patriots never dabble in dishing out historic contracts, so it’s no surprise that they did not match the Raiders offer. But this will hurt.

The Pats will now be relying on 22-year-old Isaiah Wynn to protect Brady’s blind side. Wynn was the first player the Patriots picked in last year’s NFL Draft at No. 23 but the Georgia product tore his Achilles in the Pats’ second preseason game and missed the entire 2018 season.

LaAdrian Waddle is another option for the Pats at left tackle.


          Miami and Los Angeles developers indicted in major college admissions fraud scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
Three real estate developers and investors were among the 33 parents indicted in the Justice department’s largest-ever college admissions scheme, which federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday. Miami developer Robert Zangrillo and Los Angeles developers Bruce Isackson of WP Investments and Robert Flaxman of Crown Realty were charged in the scandal, which involved parents allegedly paying bribes to secure their children acceptance into elite schools including Stanford, Georgetown and Yale. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and […]
          In L.A. school board runoff, two vie for 2nd place — with 35 votes separating them      Cache   Translate Page      

The margin to win the second spot in a runoff against Jackie Goldberg for a Los Angeles school board seat has shrunk to 35 votes, with Heather Repenning just ahead of Graciela Ortiz. Fewer than 100 votes remain to be counted, with the official tally set to resume Friday.

The tightness of the race,...


          Oakland councilwoman, mother of slain USC student, says he ‘was my sunshine’      Cache   Translate Page      

As investigators probe this weekend’s slaying of USC student Victor McElhaney, the victim’s mother told reporters Tuesday that her son was not a statistic, or “just another black boy gunned down in South Central Los Angeles.”

Standing with a dozen family and friends at a news conference at USC,...


          For Batman’s 80th birthday, the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy is returning to theaters      Cache   Translate Page      

Batman turns 80 this year, and fans are in for a wicked, big-screen surprise.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that all three of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” films will return to five Imax theaters, starting in Los Angeles later this month.

The first back-to-back screenings of “Batman Begins...


          Sotheby’s sues Zeckendorfs over commission at 520 Park Avenue      Cache   Translate Page      
Sotheby’s International Realty is suing the owners of 520 Park Avenue for withholding a commission on the sale of a $31.5 million unit at the condominium tower, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court suit. Sotheby’s alleges that the defendant, 41-45 Property Owner LLC, owes a commission of 3 to 6 percent, or $945,000 and $1.8 million, for helping facilitate the sale of the unit to Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, the New York Post […]
          91 years ago today: St. Francis dam disaster      Cache   Translate Page      
On this date in 1928, the catastrophic St. Francis Dam disaster in California, was one of the worst civil engineering failures in American history. The ensuing flood killed hundreds and swept away thousands of acres of fertile land. The St. Francis Dam was completed in 1926 in San Francisquito Canyon, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, under the supervision of William Mulholland, manager and chief engineer of the Los Angeles Bureau of Water Works and Supply. The dam's purpose was to provide a reservoir for the Los Angeles-Owens River aqueduct. Several cracks and leaks were observed in the dam and its abutments, but Mulholland dismissed these as normal. After the reservoir was filled to capacity for the first time on March 7, 1928, he inspected the dam and proclaimed it safe. Just before midnight on March 12, however, the dam's massive concrete wall collapsed, sending billions of gallons of water rushing down the canyon toward the Pacific Ocean. The towns of Castaic Junction, Fillmore, Bardsdale, and Piru were flooded, and more than 1,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. The official death toll was estimated to be 450, but the number killed was likely higher; many victims' bodies were never recovered, and the numerous transient farm workers and illegal immigrants who perished in the flood were never accounted for in official statistics. An investigation into the disaster concluded that it had been caused primarily by the unsuitability of the San Francisquito rock for supporting a dam and a reservoir. Mulholland was cleared of all charges regarding the dam failure; nevertheless, the disaster ruined his reputation and ended his career.
          Spring Training Report: Injury Update As Season Nears      Cache   Translate Page      
Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers the pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and New York Yankees ace Luis Severino are both nursing injuries heading into the 2019 MLB season.
          Natalie Portman shows off svelte figure in skinny jeans      Cache   Translate Page      
After her stalker was arrested, Natalie Portman appeared to rest a little easier on Tuesday, with the actress seen leaving a cafe catch up in Los Angeles in skinny jeans.
          William H Macy distraught as he arrives at federal building where wife Felicity Huffman is held      Cache   Translate Page      
William H Macy was seen in Los Angeles on Tuesday just hours after news broke that his wife Felicity Huffman had been charged with 'conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.'
          Melissa McCarthy enjoys smoothie run with mother Sandra and daughters Vivian and Georgette      Cache   Translate Page      
Melissa McCarthy was glimpsed Monday enjoying a stroll in Los Angeles with her mother Sandra and daughters Vivian, 11, and Georgette, eight.
          Vanessa Paradis channels spring in floral jacket while grabbing groceries in Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
Vanessa Paradis was sporting spring vibes in a floral coat as she ran errands in Los Angeles this week.
          Antonucci: Proposed Los Angeles parcel tax may give to teachers with one hand and take with the other      Cache   Translate Page      
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. Things are definitely looking up for teacher unions, especially in California. Membership losses were less than feared after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling. A wave of teacher strikes led to settlements with more funding. The 2018 elections went well, with a friendly governor and superintendent of...
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Ritual's $1 Food Fest is Here! Get ready to feast on Ritual's $1 Food Festival in major cities in the US and Canada. Lunches at hundreds of restaurants are just ONE DOLLAR in midtown New York City, downtown San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Detroit, and also in Canada: Vancouver…

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          William H. Macy Spoke of Daughter’s Applications Stress Before Wife Was Indicted in College Admissions Bribery Scam      Cache   Translate Page      
William H. Macy talked about his daughter’s “stressful” college application process earlier this year. The actor’s comments came two months before his wife, Felicity Huffman, was among more than 30 parents charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scam. Macy said in the January interview with Parade magazine that his family was “in the thick of college application time, which is so stressful.” Huffman was one of 13 people, including actress Lori Loughlin, taken into custody Tuesday in Los Angeles. Authorities have […]
          $50K Reward Offered in Search for Suspects Behind 2018 Fatal Shooting of Bicyclist in Mid-City      Cache   Translate Page      
A $50,000 reward is being offered in the search for suspects responsible for the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old bicyclist last year, authorities said Tuesday. Steven Lopez was found shot and being cradled in a female’s arms when officers responded to the scene in the 4700 block of West 17th Street around 10 p.m. on March 18, 2018, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was not conscious or breathing. Paramedics soon arrived and Lopez was pronounced dead at […]
          Man Who Stabbed Girlfriend More Than 30 Times on Neighbor’s Lawn in Temple City Sentenced to Prison      Cache   Translate Page      
A man convicted of attempted murder for repeatedly stabbing his teen girlfriend on her neighbor’s lawn in Temple City in 2017 could spend the rest of his life behind bars, authorities announced Tuesday. Matthew Fay Echauri, 25, of Arcadia, was sentenced to 10 years plus life in state prison with the possibility of parole, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The judge also imposed a 10-year criminal protective order for the victim, who was 18 at the […]
          Production designer William Creber, a 3-time Oscar nominee, dies at 87      Cache   Translate Page      
Production designer/art director William “Bill” Creber, a three-time Oscar nominee, died in Los Angeles on March 7 of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87. Creber was best known for his work on the original Planet of the Apes (1968) followed by Beneath the Planet of the...

          Kelli Berglund at Young Hollywood studios in Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
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          The "Clean" Meaning of The Name "Becky" In African American Culture (March 2019 Version]      Cache   Translate Page      
Edited by Azizi Powell

[This is an updated version of a pancocojams post that was published in April 26, 2016.]

Online references to the lyrics "Becky with the good hair" from Beyonce's song "Sorry" in her April 2016 visual album Lemonade* sparked my interest in the vernacular meaning of the female name "Becky" in African American culture.

For the record, I believe that it's wrong to use the name "Becky" or any other name or any other term to stereotype any individual or any group of people. But as a self-described cultural folklorist, I'm interested in sussing out where, when, and how "Becky" got the meaning that Beyonce gives it in her song- and any other meanings that are currently given to that name.

I already knew what the term "good hair" meant. Read comments about that term in this post's Addendum #1 below.

The name "Becky" has been used in online comments in the last few years as a referent for White women. But until I did some research last night, I didn't know that there was a "dirty" meaning as well as a clean meaning for the vernacular term "Becky". I would blame this on my old age, but I know that there are people older than me who are far more "hip to the jive" than I am.

The sexual meaning of "Becky" was popularized by Plies' June 2009 Hip Hop record entitled "Becky". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becky_(song), but that meaning was probably used in the 'hood before that record. Nevertheless, I think that the clean meaning of "Becky" was used before the sexual meaning (what I call "the dirty meaning") of that term.

Read an excerpt from an online post about "Becky" in Beyonce's song in Addendum #2 below.
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Note: In the original version of this post I wrote that the name "Becky" as a referent for White females may have something to do with "Betty" and "Black Betty" as referents for Black females. I no longer believe that is true. Nevertheless, here's the link to a pancocojams post on "Black Betty": http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/what-black-betty-brown-bess-really-mean.html for the somewhat related pancocojams post "What "Black Betty" & "Brown Bess" REALLY Mean".

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WHAT "BECKY" MEANS (the "clean" definition)
The "clean" vernacular meaning of "Becky" is "a White female", especially a young White woman".

The term "Miss Ann" is a much older African American referent for "White women"*. However, it seems to me that "Miss Ann" denotes (denoted) a more proper, more mature White women that "Becky" refers to. While "Miss Ann" carries negative connotations of women who are stiff, prudish, and respectable, "Becky" carries at least mildly negative connotations of White women who are "un-hip", "airheads", "ditzy", meaning "clueless" about the "real world", particularly the world of the urban streets. In other words, the non-sexualized meaning of the term "Becky" is an African American created stereotype for White women or a certain sub-set of White women (young White women, and (in the 1990s), especially "valley girl" type young White women.

[Update: March 12, 2019]
On March 12, 2019, the actress who portrayed "Aunt Becky" on the long running American television sitcom Full House was indicted as one of more than 40 defendants in a bribery scheme to get their kids into elite colleges. That arrest added another layer to connotations for "Becky" as a referent for White females. Click https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lori-loughlin-aunt-becky-college-admission-scheme_n_5c87d3e5e4b0450ddae49683
"Aunt Becky’ Jokes Abound Over Lori Loughlin College Admission Scheme Indictment"
By Jenna Amatulli; 03/12/2019]
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It just so happened that the character in the Full House television series was named "Becky" (and also referred to as "Aunt Becky" by her nieces in that series. What makes this indictment so ironical (and thus the subject of jokes for those who are so inclined) is that in the television series "Becky" ("Aunt Becky") was scripted as an ideal mother/mother figure who would do anything for her children and nieces.

Even before March 2019, African American twitter and other Black social media, used the name "Becky" and other "White" female names along with alliterative descriptors as negative referents for White women. The October 2018 newspaper article "BBQ Becky, Permit Patty and Cornerstore Caroline: Too ‘cutesy’ for those white women calling police on black people?". https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/10/19/bbq-becky-permit-patty-and-cornerstore-caroline-too-cutesy-for-those-white-women-calling-cops-on-blacks/?utm_term=.377c45dccf02 is an example of this custom. While the earlier usage of "Becky" were for young, Valley girl acting White females, "BBQ Becky" is an older woman who shares two additional characteristics with the other alliterative examples cited: they are White and they call the police on Black (or Brown) people for frivolous reasons.

Here's one of many YouTube videos of the woman who received the nickname "BBQ Becky": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXzdzKDoGLM "Woman calls cops on men for grilling with charcoal"

-end of March 12, 2019 update-

I'm not sure when the term "Becky" was first used as a referent for a White female, and especially for a young White woman. Perhaps that term didn't "become a thing" until Hip Hop artist Sir-Mix-A-Lot happened to use that name for one of the White woman in the introduction to his now classic 1992 record "Baby Got Back". That introduction's first line is "Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt."

Although at least one online article indicates that Sir Mix-A- Lot popularized the name "Becky" as a referent for White woman*, I haven't found any documentation of that term's use before that record was released. If "Becky" as a slang reference for "a White women" started (immediately?) after Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" record, maybe the name "Becky" was selected as the name for that woman because of its alliteration with the word "butt".

If "Becky" was used as a clean referent for White women immediately after Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 Hip Hop record, it's interesting that I've not been able to find any online documentation of that usage from the 1990s or even from the early 2000s before the hoopla about Beyonce's Lemonade album? Perhaps I'm not looking in the Am I not looking in the right places.

Read information below about Sir-Mix-A-Lot's record "Baby Got Back".

Also, click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/two-examples-of-malvina-reynolds.html for a post that provides information about the terms "Mister Charlie and Miss Ann" that were (or are still) used by [fifty years old and older] African Americans as generic referents for White men and White women.

And click https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/becky-not-racial-slur-stop-171000408.html Style
"Becky" Is Not a Racial Slur — So You Should Stop Calling Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Racist, mic.com, April 27, 2016: "Sir Mix-a-Lot popularized the Becky reference in the early '90s in the intro to his critical hit "Baby Got Back," in which two disapproving women can be heard critiquing another woman's figure and style."

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POSSIBLE REASONS WHY "BECKY" CAME TO BE USED AS A VERNACULAR [CLEAN] TERM FOR (YOUNG) WHITE WOMEN
1. Two Syllable Nicknames & Names With "y" Or "ie" Endings & The Name "Becky" Rarely Being Given As A Nickname For Black Females
I don't know why the name "Becky" was selected to serve as a referent for White women instead of any other so-called "White name or nickname".But I'm not surprised that the referent for a young White woman ends with a "y" since prior to about the 1980s almost every personal name in the United States had a diminutive (nickname) that ended with "y" and "ie". Two syllable nicknames and personal names ending with "y" if not "ie" are still rather common in the United States, particularly among non-Black children, teens, and adults.

For example, consider the names of some of the White members of the fictitious teen cheerleading movie series Bring It On: Courtney", "Whitney", "Kasey" and "Darcy" are some of the names of the White members of the suburban cheerleading squad in the first movie in that Bring It On cheerleading movie series (2000) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204946/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast. And the lead White character and another important White character in the 2006 movie in that series Bring It On All Or Nothing were named Britney and "Winnie". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490822/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm. Either of those names -or the name "Brandi" or "Ashley" or any other "y" or "ie" two syllable name - could have been selected by African Americans instead of "Becky" as the generic referent for young White women. That "Becky" was chosen instead of any of those names might have been a fluke.

One contributing factor for the selection of the name "Becky" as a referent for White females instead of any of those other "y" or "ie" ending names is that "Rebecca" (or other spellings of that name) doesn't appear to be given that often to Black American females, and (according to online articles that I've read), Black Americans with the name "Rebecca" aren't usually given the nickname "Becky". Anecdotally, I know one African American woman who is forty years old named "Rebekha" who doesn't have a nickname that I'm aware of. I also know one Ango-American female in late teens named "Bekka". I think that is her real name and not a shortened form of "Rebekha".

Here's one article that I came across about the name "Becky" in the United States:
From https://daratmathis.com/2013/10/23/an-apology-to-white-beckys-everywhere/ "AN APOLOGY TO EVERY (WHITE) GIRL NAMED BECKY", Posted on October 23, 2013 by d. tafakari
..."First of all, let me say the unstated obvious. There are such things as black names and there are traditionally European names. There are indeed black girls named Rebecca. But anecdata suggests that black families generally do not nickname their daughters Becky. That’s a “white name.”
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This post also comments about the sexual vernacular meaning of "Becky".

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Here's another online page about the name "Becky":
From https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101118140124AAls8Xc
"Why are white women referred to as 'Becky' by black people......?
On every black website I have visited like Bossip, black authors and commentators refer to white women as 'Becky'.... they make comments like...''he is going out with a Becky....., ''that is what black men get from marring Becks''....Becky this, Becky that. I'm from England and this is all new and somewhat funny to me, but why?
Update: @Elizabeth....your link to the Urban dictionary has helped to confirm what some of the answers have tried to explain....Thanks you ALL for your answers....Now I know why white women are called Becky....lol"
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The urbandictionary.com link refers to what I call the dirty meaning/s of "Becky".

Here are two responses to this yahoo.com query that refer to the non-sexual meaning of "Becky". Both of these responses were submitted by Black women (as indicated by their screen icons of a Black woman].
"haha its the cliche'd 90's name for the white girl out of the valley. I'm assuming there was a lot of people named so at some time, so people just began using it. And it usually doesn't go both ways. How many black girls do you know named Becky?? Same reason whites refer to black women as Shaniqua or Lakeesha."
-bajasa1, 2009
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"Out of the valley" probably means "a Valley girl". "Valley Girls" was a relatively widely used referent in the 1980s-1990s for a sub-set of young White women:
"The label originally referred to a swell of upper-middle class girls living in the early 1980s Los Angeles commuter towns of the San Fernando Valley, but in time the term became more broadly applied to any woman or girl—primarily in the United States and Canada—who engendered the associated affects of ditziness, airheadedness, and/or greater interest in conspicuous consumption than intellectual or personal accomplishment.

A sociolect associated with valley girls termed "Valleyspeak" arose in the San Fernando valley in the 1980s. Qualifiers such as "like", "whatever", "way", "as if!", "super", "totally" and "tubular" (a surfing term) are interjected in the middle of phrases and sentences as emphasizers"...
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_girl
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The two women featured in the introduction to Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back" song and official video were portrayed as Valley Girls. More information about Sir Mix A Lot's song is found later in this post.

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"I never call white girls "Becky", but I'm assuming that Rebekah/Rebecca was a very common name when it popped up."
-Lady, 2009

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2. The only fictitious character named "Becky" that I'm familiar with is the name of the girl in Mark Twain's novel Tom Sawyer. But I'm not sure that has anything to do with the use of "Becky" as a referent for young White women except that that character could have been considered a "template" for a young White girl.

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HOW THE CLEAN VERNACULAR MEANING OF "BECKY" WAS POPULARIZED IN THE 1990s
If Sir-Mix-A-Lot's hit 1992 Hip Hop record "Baby Got Back" didn't directly lead to the use of the name "Becky" as a referent for White woman (or a certain type of White woman), there's no doubt that that vernacular use of the name Becky was popularized by that song. The first words in that song are voiced by a young White Valley Girl who stands with her silent White friend Becky staring at a Black woman in the distance. Using Valley Girl lingo and pronunciation, the unnamed White women criticizes that Black woman's big butt.

[Intro]
Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
It is so big. [scoff]
She looks like one of those rap guys' girlfriends.
But, you know, who understands those rap guys? [scoff]
They only talk to her, because, she looks like a total prostitute, 'kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like, out there, I mean— gross. Look!
She's just so... black!"

Source: [for the full lyrics] http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sirmixalot/babygotback.html
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The line "Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt" has since become a rather widely known meme.

In 2009 another Hip Hop record Plies "Becky" documented and popularized a sexual meaning for that female name. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Becky
"According to Plies, "Becky" is referring to the act of fellatio. Plies terms the act "Becky" because of the widely held notion and/or stereotype that Caucasian women are somewhat more sexually liberal in terms of frequency of encounters, random partnering, and overall lasciviousness. With "Becky" being a popular name given to females at birth in the White society, one can assume that Plies simply chose this name because of its unique association to "Whiteness", particularly where the female is concerned.
Give me that becky!
by Lovely Leo October 13, 2009

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SHOWCASE VIDEO
Warning- This video contains sexually suggestive lyrics and visual but no profanity and no explicit sex. As is the case with many YouTube comment threads, a great deal of profanity and sexually explicit language is found in this video's discussion thread.

Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back



SirMixALotVEVO, Published on Mar 1, 2019

Music video by Sir Mix-A-Lot performing Baby Got Back. © 1992 American Recordings, LLC
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"Back" here means "booty" (butt). "Baby got back" praises Black women who have big butts.

It's important to note that in the introduction to this song "Becky" is used as a nickname for the young White woman being addressed. That nickname has no sexual innuendos or cultural connotations.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/sir-mix-lots-1992-hip-hop-record-baby.html for a pancocojams post that focuses on the socio-cultural influence of Sir Mix A Lot's 1992 "Baby God Back" record. Selected comments from that video's discussion thread about the term "Becky" and other aspects of the song are included in that post along with this video.

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ADDENDUM #1 - WHAT "GOOD HAIR" MEANS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
From http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=good+hair
"good hair
A popular* term in the African-American community, used to describe an black person's hair that closely resembles the hair of a typical white person (i.e. soft, managable, long, as opposed to "nappy" or "bad" hair). The closer your hair is to a white person's, the "better" your hair is. See: "bad hair".

Note: Most people who use this term would never admit the inferiority complex from which it came.
Ignorant Aunt Zykeshia: "Lord-Jeezus! Girl, you gots dat good hair! It long, curly and booootiful!"
-by Little Lauren May 17, 2005
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I think that "widely used" fits better than the word "popular".

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From https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/What-Does-Becky-Good-Hair-Mean-41062522#photo-41062522
Beyoncé's "Becky" Lyric Has Racial Undertones That We All Need to Understand
April 25, 2016 by LAUREN LEVINSON
..."Some people believe there is a bigger issue* surrounding [Beyonce's] lyrics "Becky [with the good hair]." Rather than trying to figure out if Becky is or isn't Rachel, they point out that there are racial undertones to Beyoncé's lyrics. The inference is that "Becky" has desirable, sleek hair, while Beyoncé has a naturally curly texture under the wigs and without hot tools. It sheds light on an overall picture when it comes to how black coarse hair is perceived, since the former is "good" and the latter is assumed to be the opposite.

"The fact that people are trying to figure out who Becky is defeats the purpose of this lyric — and the whole performance to me," said POPSUGAR social media editor Larissa Green, who is biracial**. "Being pushed aside because our hair is coarse and doesn't follow a straight and narrow is something very real to me. I think her lyric means: if you can't handle it, then that's no one's problem but your own."
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The phrase "Becky with the good hair" is found in Beyonce's song "Sorry". That song is track four of her April 2016 album "Lemonade". At this time, audio of the songs from that album aren't available on YouTube.

The word/s given in brackets in that quote are added by me to explain what is meant by the word after that bracket.

"Biracial" here means of mixed racial ancestry. In the United States that word usually means Black/non-Black.

Note that "Becky with the good hair" isn't a phrase that was used (or at least wasn't widely used) by African Americans before Beyonce's song. That may be because if a female is a Becky (in the non-sexual use of that term -meaning a White female), it's assumed that she would have "good hair" (in the African American meaning of that term- hair that is straight, sleek, non-coarse, non-tightly curled like most Black people's hair.) Actually, that's not true, but moving right along from that point, the woman who social media has rightly or wrongly identified as the "Becky with good hair" in Beyonce's song is a woman of mixed White/East Indian [the nation of India] ancestry. Therefore, she might not be considered "White" by some White people in the United States and by White people elsewhere. The popsugar.com article that is excerpted above mentions who social media thinks is the Becky in Beyonce's song.

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ADDENDUM #2
Excerpt from Love's Racialized Failure in "Lemonade" By PurposelyPolemical, 2016/04/26 ·
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/04/26/1520391/-Love-s-Racialized-Failure-in-Lemonade
..."By now we’ve all seen, or at least read about, Beyonce’s latest project Lemonade. Reviews of this visual album have been mostly positive; but what has fixated most public attention is the question of infidelity in Beyonce’s high profile marriage to Jay-Z. But aside from vocalizing what could be some very real angst about marital strife, Lemonade is a broader commentary on love and race.

At first glance connecting love and race may seem counter-intuitive—one is emotional and one is political; but, in true feminist fashion Beyonce demonstrates on Lemonade how the personal is political. If we approach the album as less about the inter-personal dynamics between Beyonce and Jay-Z and see it instead as a metaphor for the way society, as a whole, doesn’t love black folks—then Lemonade’s deeper meaning—and broader political contribution—becomes clear. The fact that the album hinges, at its center, on the question of black murder at the hands of police and non-black vigilantes isn’t just an “add on” to a narrative mostly about a shaky marriage; it’s actually related to the broader critique of the piece.

In Lemonade Beyonce not only calls out Jay-Z’s cheating, she frames that cheating as being about race when she sings, “Better call Becky with the good hair.” The term “Becky” in African American lingua franca marks whiteness; and good hair suggests someone who is mixed or not quite black. In this way, Jay’s betrayal is not just a betrayal of the heart, it’s a betrayal of her as a black woman. It’s very clear from Lemonade that the “character” of Jay Z is cheating largely because he is interested in a lighter woman with straighter her, a less black woman. This is a vital part of understanding the symbolic logic of this masterwork....

Beyonce contextualizes Jay Z’s failure to love her in the context of a national epidemic of black anti-love. This may seem trivial until you consider the devastating consequences of black anti-love—both in terms of our larger society and also in terms of “black love,” and black women’s commitment to it"...

This isn’t the say that interracial love is anathema to the black nation; and Lemonade seems eager to rebut any such assumption with a montage of couples at the happy ending of the visual album. Many of those couples are interracial couples. But an infidelity fueled by a partner’s colorist addiction is another thing altogether.
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Here's a comment exchange from that post's discussion thread:
terrypinder Apr 26 · 07:55:35 PM
"Why does everyone assume Becky is white?

Does no one watch Empire?"

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PurposelyPolemical terrypinder Apr 26 · 07:57:42 PM
"I watch Empire...but I’m at a loss. Who is the black Becky on there? Remind? lol"

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terrypinder PurposelyPolemical Apr 26 · 08:13:34 PM
"Gabourey Sidibe’s character :)"
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Pancocojams editor's note:
terrypinder is obviously joking with that comment as Gabourey Sidibe is a dark skinned Black actress.
The character on the television series Empire who might be considered a Black Becky is "Anika", portrayed by African American actress Grace Gealey since Grace Gealey is a light skinned Black female who acts pretentious.

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The transgendered community has long been mis-represented in film, despite the success of the long-running Chicks With Dicks series. Thankfully, writer-director Duncan Tucker and actress Felicity Huffman, join famous transsexuals Jamie Lee Curtis, Jessica Biel, and Orlando Bloom in the chorus of voices clamoring for mainstream acceptance. Unfortunately, all of these voices are a disconcerting mix of gruffness and a mellifluous lilt, like a brook babbling over a bone file, or a Cannibal Corpse love song. They make me uncomfortably erect, which incidentally seems to be the basic premise of this movie.

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I'll be doing more travel with the book to places like Berlin, Halifax and Toronto later in the year -- check my upcoming appearances page for more.

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More often than not I forget that my Sunny Bike actually relieves back pain. When I'm sore or struggling with my lower back, the go-to impulse is to stop riding. A single ride can help release tension or trick some mildly spasming muscles into stopping. It also burns lots of calories, makes my body look a lot better and rapidly becomes addicting to the point I have to manage how many times a week I ride.

As part of local tradition, I was body shamed during a visit to Los Angeles last July. A friend pointed out that I had gained more weight than they had seen on me. I had gained about 15 lbs above where I had been comfortably sitting, pedaling away on my Sunny Bike and watching Dr. Lupo stream on Twitch 2-3 times a week. Affectionally I referred to those 15 lbs as "the Fortnite 15."

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Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
March 12, 2019



Index for Today's Briefing
  • SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ABRAMS/VENEZUELA
  • IRAN
  • VENEZUELA
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS
  • IRAQ
  • ALGERIA
  • AFGHANISTAN
  • IRAN
  • SOUTH KOREA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • NORTH KOREA
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN/CHINA

    TRANSCRIPT:

    2:42 p.m. EDT

    MR PALLADINO: Good afternoon, everybody.

    QUESTION: Good afternoon.

    MR PALLADINO: Afternoon. At the top today, we are privileged to have with us our Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. He’ll be – make a few remarks and be willing to take some questions. At the conclusion of the briefing, we also have some subject matter experts from our Bureau of Consular Affairs. If there are additional questions on matters pertaining to American citizens that you’d like to dive into a little bit, we’ll make them available as well.

    QUESTION: American citizens anywhere or in Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re talking – that’s for Venezuela we’re talking about today. Okay? Great. Mr. Abrams, thanks.

    QUESTION: Then you’re going to --

    MR PALLADINO: We have a normal briefing as well.

    MR ABRAMS: Thank you. Happy to be here for my daily briefing. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: You are becoming quite a fixture up there.

    QUESTION: You’re setting a good example.

    MR ABRAMS: Oh.

    QUESTION: There may be an opening for a spokesman. (Laughter.)

    MR ABRAMS: I wouldn’t touch that with a 20-foot pole. (Laughter.)

    On January 23rd and January 24th, we announced and began a process of bringing back to the United States the great majority of Americans who work at the U.S. embassy in Caracas. The decision announced yesterday is, in a sense, a follow-on to that initial decision and is the product of the same considerations for the conditions in Caracas, which make it so difficult to continue keeping the embassy staffed there, and for the general situation in Caracas.

    If you think back, it’s only six weeks ago, but the situation in Caracas has deteriorated very considerably in that period and especially in the last few days since the blackouts began on Friday. So the Secretary made that decision.

    You may have seen the interviews he did this morning. I’ll just read one paragraph: “We made the decision yesterday that it just was prudent to get these folks back. The situation there is deteriorating. The Maduro regime’s horrific leadership over the last year[s] has just made life there so difficult, it began to make it more difficult for the United States to take the actions that it needed to do to support the Venezuelan people. So we concluded this was simply the right step to take,” and it “was the right time to take it.”

    I should say that this does not represent any change in U.S. policy toward Venezuela nor does it represent any reduction in the commitment we have to the people of Venezuela and to their struggle for democracy. You will see very soon a significant number of additional visa revocations. You will see in the coming days some very significant additional sanctions and the international group, of which we are a part – that includes most EU countries, the Lima Group, Canada, the U.S. – continues to do its work.

    Why don’t I stop there and we’ll take some questions.

    MR PALLADINO: We’ll start with Associated Press.

    QUESTION: Thanks. I’m curious to know what the Secretary meant by saying that the presence of – continued presence of any American diplomats in Caracas was a constraint on policy. He didn’t quite explain. What exactly did their presence constrain, number one?

    Number two, you talked about the blackouts and all this kind of thing, but presumably there are no family members there. It was very, very – only a handful of staffers still at the embassy. Presumably, they have generators, right?

    MR ABRAMS: Generators require fuel, the embassy requires water.

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MR ABRAMS: The embassy’s own situation also had a – let’s say a finite number of days.

    QUESTION: Okay. All right. So can you explain what exactly the constraint was on – what kinds of policies were being constrained by the presence --

    MR ABRAMS: Well, I don’t --

    QUESTION: Especially because yesterday, the Secretary said that – when he was asked about support for – U.S. support for Juan Guaido, said that as long as our team is on the ground in Caracas, you’d continue to provide the same kinds of support that you do. Well, now that’s gone or very soon will be gone, so I don’t understand how these – those mesh.

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we will – we will – obviously it makes it more difficult to meet with all Venezuelans when the – we – when the team is not on the ground. I’m kind of reluctant to sort of try to parse the Secretary’s words, but let me just say that in every decision we made – every decision, decisions on diplomatic activities, on visas, on sanctions – the safety of that staff was a key consideration. And that was something that weighed very heavily on our mind every day, literally every day. So I think that’s – I think that was what the Secretary was referring to, and I’ll just leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Okay, but when you said it doesn’t reflect a change in policy --

    MR ABRAMS: No.

    QUESTION: -- it means that it was not intended to be some kind of hint or harbinger of military intervention or some kind of use of force?

    MR ABRAMS: Nothing has changed. We continue to say, because it is true, all options are on the table.

    QUESTION: But?

    MR ABRAMS: But they did not change yesterday.

    MR PALLADINO: There we go. Let’s go Michelle, CNN.

    QUESTION: So just hours before this statement came out from the Secretary we heard from the Secretary on Venezuela and he made no mention of the need to get people out. In fact, he really didn’t talk about U.S. people at the embassy there. So what changed between the time we spoke to him and close to midnight when he put this out?

    MR ABRAMS: He made his final decision. We have been talking about this literally – literally – every day. I’ve only been here six weeks, but that was right after the decision to move most of the people from the embassy back to the United States. We have had daily phone calls, daily meetings about this question, been before the Secretary, and he made his decision.

    QUESTION: And then that line that Matt mentioned, “constraint on U.S. policy” – that reads like a threat. I mean, it’s obviously curious. So should Maduro see that line as a threat?

    MR ABRAMS: I can only repeat what the President has said: All options are always on the table.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to AFP.

    QUESTION: Yes. Just to – thank you. Just to follow on on this constraint thing, is there a link between the decision of withdrawing all the diplomats and some actions you might want to take to make sure the aid, which is at the border, come inside Venezuela?

    MR ABRAMS: No.

    MR PALLADINO: Reuters.

    QUESTION: Hello, Mr. Abrams. Two questions. One is: Who do you leave the embassy to? Do you appoint a protective power? What happens to the embassy, how do you ensure, number one.

    MR ABRAMS: Right.

    QUESTION: Number two: We understand that the decision was made because the talks with the Venezuelans collapsed late yesterday and that that – this is according to the Venezuelans – that’s what led to this. Did you – did the U.S. get any kind of direct threat from Maduro’s government that something was going to happen?

    MR ABRAMS: On the first part, normally we would get a protecting power, and that is, I think, what we’ll do here, and we are in discussions now about that. What will happen to the embassy grounds, the embassy physically, let’s say, is something that we then discuss with the protecting power, with potential protecting powers. So we don’t have a final answer on that, and when we do we’ll announce it.

    On the regime, you know on --

    QUESTION: Are you in discussions with other countries to – as to who will be the protecting power?

    MR ABRAMS: Yes. We are in discussions.

    QUESTION: But it hasn’t been decided who?

    MR ABRAMS: Right. About – we are trying to decide on a protecting power. January 23rd, the Secretary said the United States does not recognize the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela. Accordingly, the United States does not consider former President Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata. So from our point of view, the regime cannot make a decision about whether we stay or go. And as a matter of fact, the National Assembly yesterday said we have the legal authority to stay, and they are the legitimate government of Venezuela. But the regime also cannot, in our view, provide security for the embassy, and the situation in Caracas is deteriorating. So our decision was made really fundamentally without regard to what the regime wants or thinks.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go with Los Angeles Times.

    QUESTION: Thank you. Just to follow on Lesley, so there were talks going on between the Venezuelans and you guys about creating an interest section or something like that and then the Venezuelans gave you 72 hours to leave. Is that not true?

    MR ABRAMS: No, we have had – as you know, we’ve talked about this before. I have – I had a couple of meetings with the de facto regime Foreign Minister Arreaza. And those meetings were essentially about exactly this. So this subject has been out there for a long time. But we made a decision at one point, and you talked about it here – I’ve certainly talked about it in public – that an interest section was really not appropriate. You do an interest section where there is no government that you consider legitimate. There is a legitimate government in Venezuela, from our point of view. Maybe that would have satisfied some demands of the regime, but it was not something that the Untied States was going to do. So that really was off the table.

    QUESTION: And 72 hours? The deadline?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, as I said, we do not believe the regime, on the one hand, has the ability to tell us when to leave, on the other hand, doesn’t have the ability to protect us if we stay.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Washington Post.

    QUESTION: Mr. Abrams, the Maduro government’s attorney general announced that Juan Guaido is going to be investigated for – on suspicion of sabotage in the blackout. Does the departure of the U.S. diplomats put him in a weaker position at all, at a time when he would seem to be under greater threat?

    MR ABRAMS: First, we’ve seen that as well, and it’s a threat against Interim President Guaido. They have made such threats before. They’ve talked about going after him on one basis or another, and we also know that the supreme court, the TSJ, has essentially been packed by the regime. So that’s a – that report is of real concern. I don’t think the regime is going to base its decision on that, on our presence or absence, any more than it made the decision on whether to arrest him upon his return on the basis of whether we were there or not there. I think it’s largely a matter of how they think the public, the Venezuelan public, will react.

    QUESTION: You have any warnings to the government or any message to them?

    MR ABRAMS: We have --

    QUESTION: Should they be contemplating arresting him on this?

    MR ABRAMS: I think – I hope they’re aware of the fact that there are 54 countries, some important countries, that consider Juan Guaido to be the legitimate interim president of Venezuela. And I think not only we but the other 53 will react immediately. There are a number of diplomatic and financial and economic steps that governments can take. We’ve taken many of them; other countries haven’t. I would think that the arrest, incarceration of Juan Guaido would lead a lot of countries to react very quickly.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to EFE.

    QUESTION: Thank you. I want to ask you a question about the possible scenario of the Maduro government collapses. The Spain’s foreign minister today said that the U.S. asked Spain to receive Venezuelan ministers loyal to Maduro in case the Venezuelan Government collapses. So I wanted to ask you if the U.S. has actually made this petition to Spain, and what were the terms in which these petitions were made?

    MR ABRAMS: This is an old discussion. When I was assistant secretary of state for Latin America, and there were a lot of military regimes, the question of what to do with dictators arose, and it was actually Felipe Gonzalez, who was prime minister at the time, who said maybe Spain can help by taking some of these people. We’ve had some conversations with Spain. I wouldn’t say we made a request, they made an answer. We have certainly had conversations. We’ve had them with a couple of other places too, because this question may arise, and we have talked about off-ramps and we have talked about wanting some of the regime officials to leave the country as part of a transition.

    So the question therefore obviously arises: well, where would they go? And they may prefer to go to Cuba or Russia, but there are other places, and so that is a conversation we’ll continue to have. Unfortunately, none of the people at the top of the regime have yet made that decision, the decision that they should make. And as we’ve said before, we are willing to help them out in those circumstances.

    QUESTION: Can I ask a follow-up of – on that? You mentioned that they’re – the U.S. Government with Spain and a couple other places. Which ones are these other --

    MR ABRAMS: I’m not going to say, because it has not been as public as it has in the case of Spain.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Washington Times.

    QUESTION: Thanks for coming out to talk with us. Big picture question regarding all the – all of the options on the table. Can you discuss the military option for a minute? And specifically, has the administration asked the Pentagon to draw up such an option? And assuming that it has, are you satisfied with the option that the Pentagon has, which is headed by an interim defense secretary, provided at this point?

    QUESTION: He’s a legitimate interim defense secretary. (Laughter.)

    MR ABRAMS: The President has said all options are the table. They are. Further than that it would be foolish for me to go, and I’m not going to do it.

    MR PALLADINO: Bloomberg.

    QUESTION: Mr. Abrams, can you talk a little bit more about the finite resources that the embassy is facing? I mean, it seems to be a suggestion that they’re running out of fuel and water. What were the constraints on the embassy?

    MR ABRAMS: It’s a difficult situation for the embassy. It’s a difficult situation for Venezuelans, of course, far more. I don’t believe the embassy is at this point connected to any water system. So there’s a question of how would you get fresh water. Obviously, there are continuing blackouts on and off. So the question then is: How are your generators working, and do you have enough fuel? There’s also a question of communications. If there’s no electricity, there are no communications, which obviously speaks immediately to the safety of our people.

    So the deterioration of the general situation in Caracas doesn’t affect the embassy exactly as it effects Venezuelans, but it does affect the embassy.

    QUESTION: But were you – was there any concern that there was some new or imminent security threat that the embassy might be overrun, that the Maduro regime was unable or unwilling to provide or to guarantee security?

    MR ABRAMS: We do not think that the regime is really able to provide security, and I would note that in his most recent public statement, former President Maduro spoke about calling upon the colectivos to come forward. Now, that – that’s calling for armed gangs to take over the streets, and it is obviously going to be a great worry to Venezuelans, but we noted it.

    QUESTION: I’m sorry, was that part of the – was that the deciding factor?

    MR ABRAMS: That – actually, that statement by Maduro came today. So it was not part of the decision. But the background was – and as you know, they’ve been using colectivos more in Caracas, along the borders. Perhaps it is a sign of Maduro’s lack of confidence in his own security forces. But it is by definition a breakdown of law and order.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go Wall Street Journal.

    QUESTION: Thank you. You said that the decision to remove embassy personnel doesn’t represent a policy change by the United States, but you have acknowledged that it would make it more difficult to meet with Venezuelans, both the Maduro regime and the Guaido government. So functionally, how is the U.S. going to proceed without an embassy staff on the ground? Are you just – are you going to remove them to nearby countries? Are they coming back to the States? What is the plan?

    MR ABRAMS: Who to nearby countries? The Americans?

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MR ABRAMS: The Americans will come back here to Washington, which is what the much larger group of Americans from the embassy in January did. I am very – I am one of the beneficiaries of this, because my team is made up in great part of people from Embassy Caracas, and the WHA team on Venezuela was also greatly enriched by their presence. Now, obviously people in the summer will go on to whatever forward assignments they had.

    We will – as I said, it’ll be harder, because we’re not going to be able to do the face-to-face meetings we were doing. Admittedly, we were not able to do a lot of face-to-face meetings because the embassy staff had become quite small. But it wasn’t – so it will be something that we’re going to have to try to accomplish outside of Venezuela or by telephone or by emails and other forms of communication.

    QUESTION: And are you able to give us even just rough estimates of the number of people we’re talking about?

    MR ABRAMS: No, we – I’m told we just – by the Diplomatic Security people we just don’t do that.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Fox.

    QUESTION: At the top you said that significant sanctions would be coming in the coming days. Can you elaborate a little bit on that? Are they targeting financial institutions or country-specific? The Secretary said yesterday a handful of nations are providing aid and comfort to the Maduro regime.

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we did, you know, Friday sanction a Russian-Venezuelan bank, one that was basically 50/50 owned by Russian and Venezuelan state institutions. There will be more sanctions of financial institutions – I think I would leave it at that – and more visa revocations coming very soon.

    QUESTION: Like today?

    MR ABRAMS: Possible. Possible.

    QUESTION: How about Turkey?

    MR PALLADINO: No, no Turkey. Voice of America, please.

    QUESTION: Well, Turkey and Venezuela is actually a thing.

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MR PALLADINO: Turkey and Venezuela. Okay.

    QUESTION: Yes, that’s what I – that’s what I mean.

    MR PALLADINO: Go ahead, Laurie. Okay, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you. To follow up on this question, Turkey’s support for – is prominent among those countries supporting the Maduro regime, including through the gold trade. What – do you have a comment on that and are you considering the possibility of secondary sanctions?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, those are two different questions. We – Turkey’s support for the Maduro regime obviously is completely contrary to U.S. policy and very unhelpful, and we will continue to take a look at the ways in which that support takes place, and in the context of sanctions by Treasury. Maybe I should leave it at that.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay, fair enough. Voice of America.

    QUESTION: Thank you. So a follow-up on Nick’s question. Is yesterday’s sanction against the bank based in Russia a secondary sanction? And is it the beginning of more sanctions against foreign financial institutions? That’s number one, and number two: Can you please give us a sense if there is any diplomatic effort to bring China on board? Thank you.

    MR ABRAMS: The bank – the sanctions of Friday on the Russian-Venezuelan bank were not secondary sanctions. We have not done any secondary sanctions. The – we will continue to make efforts to bring China aboard. We have told – in various places have told the Chinese that we think if their concern is in essence getting their money back, they’ll never get it back from the bankrupt Maduro regime and from a basically destroyed Venezuelan economy. As the Secretary explained yesterday, the only way they’ll get it back is when Venezuela returns to prosperity, which it won’t do under Nicolas Maduro. Obviously they haven’t changed their policy yet, but we will continue to talk about that.

    QUESTION: Will they be subject to potential sanction?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we have not done secondary sanctions. That’s always one of the options on the table.

    MR PALLADINO: Last one. Let’s – someone new. (Off-mike.)

    QUESTION: Really?

    QUESTION: NTN24, Emiliana Molina, Mr. Abrams. So removing U.S. diplomats and bringing them back to D.C., is this perhaps a show of lack of confidence from the U.S. in Juan Guaido’s government to restore democracy, and what does this mean for his government? Some experts are saying that this looks bad for Guaido.

    MR ABRAMS: It certainly is not a display of any lack of confidence in him. The fact is that today the regime has the guns. The National Assembly and Interim President Guaido are trying, through exclusively peaceful means, to bring democracy back to Venezuela, and that is obviously something we and dozens of other countries support. It is a reflection of the deterioration that we see on the ground in Venezuela, and it is in essence a follow-up to the major part of the decision, which was made on January 24th, to take most of the embassy staff. It’s – we left a few people there, not many, but it’s really the same logic. Our support for Interim President Guaido is absolutely undiminished, and I think, more importantly, the support of the Venezuelan people for him is undiminished.

    MR PALLADINO: Perfect. All right.

    MR ABRAMS: Okay.

    MR PALLADINO: Mr. Abrams, thank you very much.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MR ABRAMS: Thank you. Should I say see you tomorrow?

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Or later this afternoon. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Robert, are some of these experts (inaudible)?

    MR PALLADINO: Some of our subject matter experts remain in the room, and so let’s get through some of our other issues today and then I’d be happy to make them available if you’ve got some specific questions that you’d like to ask on the subject of consular services in Venezuela, okay?

    QUESTION: You’re going to make them sit through the whole press briefing?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m going to apologize in advance. You are going to have to listen to some other things, it’s true, so all right. Thank you. All right.

    Let’s start with this: We are outraged to hear reports that the Iranian regime sentenced Iranian human rights defender and women’s rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. This sentence is beyond barbaric. Her alleged crime was advocating for Iranian women’s rights and for defending other Iranian women who were arrested by the regime for peacefully protesting the mandatory hijab law. Nasrin was sentenced in absentia without a fair trial by the notorious revolutionary court, which is led by Judge Moghiseh, an accused human rights violator.

    In addition, just this week, the regime cynically announced that as they enter the fifth decade of the Iranian Revolution, they would appoint Ebrahim Raisi, a man involved in mass summary executions of prisoners of conscience, as the head of the regime’s judiciary. The Iranian regime makes a mockery of the entire legal system in Iran, placing innocent people at the mercy of accused human rights violators. We condemn Nasrin’s sentence in the strongest possible terms and call on all of our partners and allies to speak out and demand the release of this courageous human rights defender and all those arbitrarily detained immediately. The Iranian people deserve a government that respects their legitimate demands and the human rights of all in Iran, not one that subjects them to prosecution in a justice system led by accused human rights violators.

    And we are pleased to have a group of teachers and students from Oakton, Virginia with us today. They’re in the back row. Welcome. They’re visiting the State Department as part of their history course and they are here to learn about American foreign policy. So welcome, we’re happy that you could join us, and – yeah, don’t ask questions. Perfect, all right. (Laughter.)

    Great. Questions?

    QUESTION: Yeah. Robert, I mean, this is going to be for the end. I would just like to know from the consular – roughly how many Americans or people, dual American citizens they estimate – I know that there’s no exact figure. You can never be exact, but like, is it tens of thousands, hundreds of – I mean, what’s the population? And how much of a difference is this going to be mean with – it was only a handful of people at the embassy in Caracas anyway, so there couldn’t – must have been very limited what they could do for people who needed assistance. So I mean, is – what’s the actual impact on that?

    And then more broadly on Venezuela, not for the CA people, although maybe: What is the – what’s the current standing of this debate over TPS or some other kind of – if that’s determined not to be applicable in this Venezuela situation, some other mechanism that would allow Venezuelans to stay in the U.S. beyond what Special Representative Abrams has spoken about, the 74,000 who are already in this asylum pipeline?

    MR PALLADINO: Regarding American citizens, I will defer on some of the more specifics on what we’re able to do to some of the folks that we have with us today, but we – I can say at the top that we will hold the Maduro regime directly responsible for the safety and welfare of United States citizens that are in Venezuela, and like our travel advisory says, we – U.S. citizens – U.S. citizens residing in or traveling in Venezuela should strongly consider departing Venezuela. That’s something we’ve said previously and something that we reiterate. We’re pursuing all possible possibilities to secure travel options for U.S. citizens, and we will be announcing additional information for foreign government partners in the days that follow. We continue to advise American citizens to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings and to monitor local media for updates.

    To repeat, the travel advisory in Venezuela remains the same, and that is Level Four, do not travel. And I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: TPS or some other --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any updates on that issue today. I don’t want to get ahead. It’s something that’s being looked at, I know, but I don’t have any information to --

    QUESTION: But what exactly is being looked at? Some alternate mechanism? Has it been – has it actually been decided at some – by – has it actually – has the administration actually decided that TPS in the case of Venezuela is not the right – is not the applicable vehicle or mechanism for --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any policy announcements to make on that. It’s just something – I don’t have any policy announcements to make.

    QUESTION: I have a follow-up just – I don’t know if I didn’t hear properly. Are you saying you’re pursuing all options as to get U.S. citizens out of Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: No, no. That’s something we do to help facilitate, not --

    QUESTION: To facilitate.

    MR PALLADINO: Yes, there’s no – yes.

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay. Correct.

    Michelle.

    QUESTION: So with the situation deteriorating enough to now pull everybody out of the embassy, do you feel it necessary to put out additional information to all American citizens there, or do you feel like the “do not travel” sort of stands for itself?

    MR PALLADINO: Well, we routinely look at our travel information, and given that circumstances are changing, I would not think it – I would think – I would expect that additional information would be updated and provided in short order. I don’t think it’s going to change from Travel Four, that said, okay – from Level Four.

    QUESTION: Yeah, the advice that you – the advice that you last gave to – that you strongly, whatever that exact wording is, urge them to --

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah, “do not travel” was our – that’s our advice, okay?

    QUESTION: That’s – okay, that’s – but for those who are already there, I mean, the current language you said is, like, strongly suggest that they leave or something to that effect. Is that language from the alert going to be updated to, like, get out now?

    MR PALLADINO: That’s – I don’t want to preview what’s being done. It’s being looked at and reviewed, and in short order – safety of American citizens is one of the highest priorities of the State Department. It’s something that we are constantly reviewing, and as situations on the ground change, we review these things regularly and update them.

    Carol.

    QUESTION: Robert, after the American diplomats leave, will the local staff remain or will they – will they still be going into work and maybe protecting the property? And if not, will you be giving things like any remaining food and water that you have to them to take home, or can you tell me what --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any additional information on that topic.

    (Inaudible.) Please, go ahead, Christina.

    QUESTION: Thanks. Can you give us – can you give us some guidance on when we might see the evacuation start? I’m hearing the end of the week. Does that sound about right? Is there an evacuation plan in the works? Can you give us, like, an update on where that is? Commercial? Are we going to send transports down?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re not going to get – the Secretary last night in his statement and tweet indicated this week, and we’re not going to get into details on when exactly or how exactly that will be transpiring.

    QUESTION: And just a follow-up, my colleagues asked a couple times but it wasn’t quite answered – Mr. Abrams didn’t quite answer the question when he was asked whether there had been some sort of new specific threat from the Maduro regime. He kept saying we don’t trust them to protect our diplomats, but can you say definitively, yes or no, if there had been some sort of new threat in the last couple hours that prompted this decision by the Secretary?

    MR PALLADINO: I have nothing beyond what Mr. Abrams said. I don’t.

    Please.

    QUESTION: Did you accept the premise of her first question, which was that this is an evacuation, or did you just not --

    MR PALLADINO: This is – no. This is – I did not. This is – we’re withdrawing U.S. personnel.

    QUESTION: Right, but do you consider it to be an evacuation?

    MR PALLADINO: No.

    QUESTION: Are you going in – is this Saigon ’75?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re withdrawing our personnel in an orderly fashion. The security of our people is paramount.

    Please. Said, please.

    QUESTION: Robert, thank you. Change topics. Okay.

    QUESTION: Could I just have one real quick question? Will the embassy be closed? Will that be the way to describe it? How would you describe --

    MR PALLADINO: I would not say it’s closed, no.

    QUESTION: How – when --

    MR PALLADINO: I would say – the legal status of the embassy – I would say we’re withdrawing from the embassy, but I believe closure is a matter of legality, and that’s not something that we have decided. So this is interim, I would say.

    QUESTION: One more on Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: Said, please go ahead.

    QUESTION: Yes, thank you. Changing topics, very quickly, Israel is set to deport the Human Rights Watch director for the West Bank because of a tweet, I guess. He’s a U.S. citizen. Are you aware of that? And what will you do to help him stay and conduct his job?

    MR PALLADINO: We are aware of those reports, and yes, the answer is --

    QUESTION: And what are you offering him? Aid? Help? Has he come – has he gone to the – not the consulate but the embassy?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not aware of anything like that, Said.

    QUESTION: Okay. All right. Let me move on to another --

    QUESTION: Well, wait a second. Let’s stay.

    MR PALLADINO: Sure.

    QUESTION: Just are you talking to the Israelis about this? Would you – or is it – is it that you come to the defense of American citizens any – in all countries except Israel?

    MR PALLADINO: That is not true. The United States has no greater --

    QUESTION: Okay. Well --

    MR PALLADINO: Let me finish – has no greater responsibility, priority than the safety of American citizens, the welfare of our citizens overseas. In this particular case, I’m not going to talk about specifics. But I can say, as a matter of general principle, we value freedom of expression, even in cases where we do not agree with the political views espoused, and I’ll stop there.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    QUESTION: But did he --

    QUESTION: Okay, let me just follow-up --

    MR PALLADINO: Go ahead.

    QUESTION: -- on another issue on the Palestinian-Israeli issue. The government signed agreement, the Israeli Government, to build 23,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. And also, there’s been such an uptick in settlements and so on. I know that you stick to your policy, but has there been – I mean, past administrations would issue concern from time to time, say, “We’re concerned about the acceleration of settlement building,” and so on. What is your position on this latest thing, since we haven’t heard anything from this administration on settlements?

    MR PALLADINO: The President has made his position on settlements clear. This is something we’ve talked about before. The Israeli Government has also made clear that its intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes into account the President’s concerns, that takes those into consideration. And that’s something that we welcome.

    QUESTION: And do you think that they have – I mean since this President’s been in office for the past two years, that they took his concern into consideration?

    MR PALLADINO: We welcome the Israeli Government’s decision to take the President’s views into consideration, and I would just reiterate what the President has said repeatedly, that the administration is committed to pursuing a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    MR PALLADINO: Laurie.

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    QUESTION: The Western press yesterday ran headlines like, “Iran’s Rouhani in Iraq for His Third Visit to Offset U.S. Sanctions.” Is it still your position that Iraq has to abide by the Iran sanctions?

    MR PALLADINO: As far as sanctions go, as you know, a waiver was granted to Iraq to allow it to continue to pay for its electricity imports from Iran. And that has helped Iraq limit electricity shortages in the south since the re-imposition of sanctions that took place in November. And we’re going to continue to discuss Iran-related sanctions with our partners in Iraq to ensure continued compliance. And finally, any decisions related to those sanctions waivers, they’re at the discretion of the Secretary of State, and I would leave it there.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: And there are two issues in specific. One has to do with banking and reports that Iraq and Iran will establish a joint bank, which will allow Iran to circumvent sanctions. And the second has to do with a railroad from Iran to Basra, which would allow Iran to send military supplies to its proxies in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. Is that compatible with your understanding of sanctions?

    MR PALLADINO: Laurie, I don’t have any information on these proposals that you’re identifying today, so I’m going to refrain from talking on them.

    QUESTION: Robert --

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    MR PALLADINO: Yep. Let’s go --

    QUESTION: Could you give us your reaction, the U.S. reaction, on President Bouteflika of Algeria not to seek a fifth term but to stay – to postpone the election and to stay in power, at least until the end of the year and probably after that?

    MR PALLADINO: We support efforts in Algeria to chart a new path forward based on dialogue that reflects the will of all Algerians and their aspirations for a peaceful and prosperous future.

    QUESTION: That’s all?

    MR PALLADINO: Well, we respect the rights of the Algerians to assemble and peacefully express their views, and we’re closely monitoring reports that Algeria’s elections have been postponed. We support the right of the Algerian people to vote in a free and fair election, as we do around the world.

    QUESTION: You think it’s a good thing that he’s not seeking a fifth term?

    MR PALLADINO: We support efforts in Algeria to chart a new path forward, and I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Robert?

    MR PALLADINO: Please. Afghanistan.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Khalilzad tweeted a short while ago that they’re – the – the two parties agreed in – in draft to some sort of proposal on the U.S. withdrawal as well as the Taliban providing safe haven in Afghanistan to terror groups. Can you share any more details on what that draft looks like, whether it’s – there’s a timetable now on U.S. withdrawal?

    MR PALLADINO: I did see those tweets. Special Representative Khalilzad and a team representing agencies across the United States Government concluded today talks with the Taliban delegation in Doha, and that’s what he was tweeting about. These have been the most substantive talks with the Taliban to date. We’ve received reports back from Special Representative Khalilzad that they’ve had meaningful progress. The Taliban have agreed that peace will require both sides to fully address four core issues, and they are: counterterrorism assurances, troop withdrawal, intra-Afghan dialogue, and a comprehensive ceasefire.

    In this round of talks, we were able to move to agreement in draft on the first two principles – counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal. And when that agreement, in draft, is finalized, the Taliban and an inclusive Afghan negotiating team that includes the Afghan Government and other Afghans will begin intra-Afghan negotiations of a political settlement and comprehensive ceasefire.

    And I’d also add that Special Representative Khalilzad will be returning to Washington. He’ll be consulting with Secretary Pompeo as well as the interagency and also partner countries in this process. Much work remains to be done. As Special Representative Khalilzad has said before, “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”

    QUESTION: So you can’t share any details then of what was agreed to in that draft?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not going to be able to go into details on the results of the just concluded and ongoing talks.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Second part of this though, as you said and as the ambassador tweeted, once this agreement in draft is finalized, then those intra-Afghan party talks will begin. Is that a commitment from the Taliban that they will engage, once this agreement is finalized, with the Afghan Government?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not going to be able to go into more details on the agreement itself, because they’re private conversations, and we want to give the parties time to work things out and to work out these issues in private. But intra-Afghan dialogue that includes the Afghan Government as well as the Taliban and other Afghans encourages – is something that we’re very much focused on and remains part of what we’re pursuing.

    QUESTION: Can I ask you, on a separate topic, your statement at the beginning on Iran and the sentencing of a women’s rights activist: Why didn’t you issue a similar statement when Saudi Arabia arrested women rights activists there, including a State Department International Women of Courage Award winner, Samar Badawi?

    MR PALLADINO: We’ve – I mean, this particular case really was barbaric. Many others have spoken out on this as well. Thirty-eight – this is a – basically, a lawyer representing women clients that’s been sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes. That kind of barbarism is something that must be called out.

    In regards to other countries, Secretary Pompeo – we’ve spoken about – we speak about human rights, frankly, when we engage – when we travel the world engaging partners, allies. We do this regularly. It’s something that we stand for. It’s something that we’ll continue to do.

    QUESTION: But why not do it from the podium in a similar fashion?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not sure what specific case you’re referring to. We choose different ways to communicate our – to promote the value – human rights values. It’s something we’re going to continue to be outspoken about and we raise this regularly with all partners.

    Sure, Janne. Please, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you very much, Robert. On South Korea, not North Korea this time.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay.

    QUESTION: Okay. The – reported by the South Korean Channel A News, the former unification minister of South Korea, Jeong Se-hyun, said that the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton is a very unlucky person. I think the insulting language about John Bolton is a (inaudible) about – against the American people. How do U.S. react diplomatically?

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah, I haven’t seen that report and I’m – I have no reaction. Okay.

    QUESTION: Because he blaming about Hanoi talks, so John Bolton made the decisions break down this U.S.-North Korea summit. Can you find that out?

    MR PALLADINO: I would just say that the lead negotiator for the United States of America is the President of the United States, and that’s the President’s decision.

    QUESTION: Robert --

    QUESTION: That’s President’s decision. Okay. Thank you.

    QUESTION: Can I ask about the Ethiopian Airlines crash? It’s my understanding that Ethiopia has a lot of control over the investigation, at least at this point. Is the State Department working with Ethiopian authorities to make sure U.S. investigators have access to black boxes?

    MR PALLADINO: In response to the Government of Ethiopia’s request, we have sent a team from the United States National Transportation Safety Board. That includes the Federal Aviation Administration personnel as well. And they’re assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of death. Officials from the United States are also coordinating with INTERPOL and Ethiopian authorities in support of efforts to identify the remains of victims. These are some of the steps that the United States Government is taking to assist, and we – again, we extend our deepest condolences to all those families and the friends of those that lost their lives on that tragic accident.

    QUESTION: On Syria, Robert --

    MR PALLADINO: Please, right there.

    QUESTION: Thank you. If we can move to North Korea. Given the UN panel of experts’ findings on North Korea and sanctions, is the administration concerned that North – that the sanctions regime is not being enforced?

    MR PALLADINO: We made progress in Hanoi at the summit, and although we did not reach an agreement with North Korea, we were able to exchange detailed positions and to narrow the gap on a number of issues. Also made clear the United States expects complete denuclearization before sanctions relief. So I’d say that in response to your question, the United States and the international community have a shared understanding of what final, fully verified denuclearization entails, as well as meaningful progress, what that will constitute, what that goal looks like. And we remain ready to move forward. And I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Can I just follow quickly? Does the administration believe that there should be more economic pressure applied on North Korea?

    MR PALLADINO: We remain ready to engage North Korea. We are looking – I’m sorry, what was your question again? Increased? So we – our policy’s been explained many times; the President explained that these sanctions are the world’s sanctions and that they will be maintained until denuclearization is achieved. And I’ll leave it at that for now.

    Let’s go – last question. Michel, please.

    QUESTION: Yeah. You tweeted on Syria and building a statue of Hafez Assad in Daraa. Can you make the statement on camera, please?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m sorry, can you say it one more time, Michel?

    QUESTION: On Syria. You tweeted on building a statue of Hafez Assad in Daraa. Do you remember?

    MR PALLADINO: When was this?

    QUESTION: Before noon today.

    MR PALLADINO: Before noon. Of course. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: If you can make the statement on camera, please.

    MR PALLADINO: (Laughter.) And what is your question? Help me establish --

    QUESTION: If you can make the statement on camera, please.

    MR PALLADINO: I need the tweet in front of me. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Okay. I will retweet it. You can --

    MR PALLADINO: All right, I’ll do it afterwards. If you want me to read the tweet, I’d be happy to do that. All right. All right.

    QUESTION: Quick question on Israel?

    MR PALLADINO: Shri, go ahead. Oh, I’m sorry, not Shri. Shri, go ahead. There’s your hand there.

    QUESTION: I wanted to know if you have an update on the exemption from Iran sanctions for India on oil purchases. It’s been six months since they were granted, and I think the foreign secretary is – Gokhale is scheduled to discuss them with his U.S. counterparts.

    And a second question: Is the U.S. concerned that China might block the UNSC 1267 listing request for Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar? Because Beijing made some comments yesterday that would suggest that China was potentially going to put a hold on it or block it.

    MR PALLADINO: As you point out, Foreign Secretary Gokhale is in town for high-level meetings this week at the State Department. He met with Secretary Pompeo yesterday. He’s got meetings at the White House, Department of Defense, as well as on Capitol Hill on a range of diplomatic and security issues.

    Regarding Masood Azhar, the United States and India work closely together on counterterrorism efforts, and that includes at the United Nations. And our views on Jaish-e-Mohammed and its founder are well known. JEM is a United Nations-designated terrorist group. Azhar is the founder and the leader of JEM, and he meets the criteria for designation by the United Nations. JEM has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and is a threat to regional stability and peace.

    Now, the United Nations sanctions committee, their deliberations are confidential, and as such we don’t comment on specific matters, but we’ll continue to work with the sanctions committee to ensure that the designation list is updated and accurate.

    Regarding your specific question on China, I would say that the United States and China share a mutual interest in achieving regional stability and peace, and that a failure to designate Azhar would run counter to this goal.

    And with that, we’ll end.

    QUESTION: The National Security Advisor John Bolton welcomed the foreign – Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi. Do you have any readout of that?

    MR PALLADINO: The national security advisor works at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and I’d have to refer you to the White House for a readout on his call, but thanks. I don’t have a readout for you.

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:38 p.m.)


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          Exciting Circus Experience Awaits Audiences of “Dumbo”      Cache   Translate Page      

The world premiere of the new live-action version of the 1941 animated classic, “Dumbo,” was star-studded. Angelina Jolie and four of her six children were in attendance in the event on Monday night in Los Angeles. The celebrity family was among the first audiences of “Dumbo”which is among the first of the huge slate of […]

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          Magnus Lindberg      Cache   Translate Page      
At the end of one of his parables, Jesus says, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” That’s also the spirit of a group called Ears Open, formed by Esa Pekka Salonen and Magnus Lindberg back when they were students at the Helsinki Academy, to raise the profile of new music in Finland. Years later, after Salonen became the music director of the LA Philharmonic, he gave Lindberg his first major American commission, a work called “Fresco,” which had its world premiere in Los Angeles on today’s date in 1998. In contrast to the chilly Northern landscapes of Finland, the title Fresco invokes much warmer places, and Lindberg has described it as reflecting both the ‘loud’ and ‘soft’ style of Indonesian gamelan ensembles, exotic percussion music designed for outdoor ceremonial purposes or for intimate indoor use. Both East and West Coast critics were impressed. The LA Times wrote: "Lindberg uses the orchestra as if it were one massive instrument full of ever-changing textures... the interplay of light and dark, of colors and textures, commands attention.” And, according to the New York Times: "Lindberg raises orchestral color to the level of line, rhythm, and counterpoint. ... Layers of timbre fall away and new ones are added, easing one episode smoothly into the next."
          Slog PM: A College Admissions Scam for the Ages, Minimal Road Rage in Seattle, Another Brexit Failure      Cache   Translate Page      
by Nathalie Graham
The University of Southern California is one of the schools at the center of the scandal.
The University of Southern California is one of the schools at the center of the scandal. Jupiterimages/Getty Images

Remember the nearly 2,000 dairy cows killed in a blizzard in Eastern Washington? A blizzard swept through the Yakima Valley in early February. The storm killed 1,850 cows. That loss totaled $3.7 million. In an attempt to escape the blizzard, the cows had herded together. They died in those bunches, suffocating or getting trampled. The dairy farmers did as much as they could, according to the Seattle Times.

A college admissions scam for the ages: Oh, boy. You know that saying—how does it go? Money can't buy everything? Some wealthy parents put that saying to the test. They attempted to pay to get their children admitted into elite colleges. The money was allegedly spent a variety of ways from fudging SAT scores to bribing athletic directors into recruiting their children for a Division 1 sport that the child never actually played. Everyone involved got busted. There are currently 50 people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin, charged by the FBI in their criminal investigation. They pulled a Jared Kushner.

Some excerpts from the Department of Justice indictment: This is just part of the thread, but I highly recommend taking a stroll through the whole thing. It's absolutely bonkers.


The drama continues:


The gender wage gap is alive in Northwest public radio: A new report from Crosscut shows that two female employees at a Spokane-based public radio station made drastically less money than their male counterparts. The network claims this discrepancy is because of geography. The women work at a Spokane-based public radio. Their male counterparts work in Seattle at KUOW, a partner station.

There's a strip club monopoly in Seattle: It's bad for dancers. They've banded together to create a bill with Working Washington to implement new trainings and workplace standards in clubs.

This is handy: The Seattle Times has compiled a bill tracker for all the transit-related bills in the Legislature this session. Keep an eye on it. I'll be watching HB 1772, which concerns electric scooters. Give us the e-scooter, lawmakers.

Despite best efforts, my hopes are up: I won't believe it until I feel 70 degrees on my skin, but here's to trusting the weather experts.


For the time being:


Minimal road rage in Seattle: Maybe it's our passive aggressive natures or Seattleites are just calmer on the roads, but a new study ranked Washington 29th out the 30 most populous cities for aggressive drivers. Cool! Los Angeles is the worst for aggressive driving. That makes sense.

Another Brexit failure: British Parliament defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the European Union in a decisive 391 to 242 vote. There are 17 days left before the deadline to leave the EU. That means that Britain could exit the EU without a plan or there may be a vote to extend the deadline. Really, the whole thing is entirely up in the air and May's leadership has been called into question again.

Amidst all these California people embroiled in scandals there's a butterfly migration in LA: Painted Ladies are a type of butterfly that are migrating en-masse across California right now. This is the highest population of Painted Ladies seen since about 2005, according to the Los Angeles Times. This is refreshing amidst a current butterfly drought in California. Butterfly populations have been in decline recently. Several species have been slowly disappearing.


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          Blackstone REIT picks up 100-unit complex in Gateway Cities      Cache   Translate Page      
Blackstone’s latest Los Angeles play is for a 100-unit complex in the Gateway Cities. Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust picked up the Miro Apartments at 12257 Heritage Springs in the city of Santa Fe Springs for $56.7 million, property records show. New York-based private equity investor Praedium Group was the seller. California Bank and Trust provided BREIT with a $28.2 million acquisition loan for the buy. Other Blackstone entities have been busy in L.A. lately ... [more]
          LA moves to nip illegal pot shops at the power line      Cache   Translate Page      
The cannabis industry continues to make inroads in commercial real estate but in Los Angeles, scores of illegal weed shops have been sprouting up. Los Angeles now has an estimated 178 illegal cannabis businesses, and the city has decided to nip them at their power lines. The City Council voted unanimously this week to give the water and power agency the authority to cut off illegal marijuana shops’ access to utilities, according to the Hub-LA. ... [more]
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A massive piece of land in Bel Air that is entitled for a mansion up to 40,000 square feet is now for sale. The price, $60 million. Eric Kroh, founder of Sandstone Properties, is selling his 30-acre spread, the latest in a series of pricey land-only listings to come up for sale in Los Angeles. This one took Kroh over a decade to secure the permits, listing brokerage the Agency announced in a release. The ... [more]
          Miami and Los Angeles developers indicted in major college admissions fraud scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
Three real estate developers and investors were among the 33 parents indicted in the Justice department’s largest-ever college admissions scheme, which federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday. Miami developer Robert Zangrillo and Los Angeles developers Bruce Isackson of WP Investments and Robert Flaxman of Crown Realty were charged in the scandal, which involved parents allegedly paying bribes to secure their children acceptance into elite schools including Stanford, Georgetown and Yale. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and ... [more]
          Chinese logistics firm inks big lease in City of Industry      Cache   Translate Page      
The transportation firm Soho Logistics inked a lease for 168,900 square feet in the City of Industry, as Los Angeles’ industrial market continues its hot streak, propelled in part by the rising need for so-called last-mile distribution facilities. The China-based firm signed an $11.2 million lease over seven years with the building owner, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. The complex is located at 14736 Nelson Avenue, part ... [more]
          Hal Blaine Interview: Elvis Presley, Ronettes, Dean Martin - Rolling Stone      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Hal Blaine Interview: Elvis Presley, Ronettes, Dean Martin  Rolling Stone
  2. Hal Blaine, prolific ‘Wrecking Crew’ drummer who worked with Frank Sinatra and Elvis, dies at 90  Los Angeles Times
  3. Hal Blaine, the Drummer Who Kicked Off 'Be My Baby,' Dies at Age 90  The Daily Beast
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          Scientists were bracing for a butterfly collapse. Now they’re everywhere - Los Angeles Times      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Scientists were bracing for a butterfly collapse. Now they’re everywhere  Los Angeles Times
  2. Butterfly Crossing In OC: Show Us Your Butterfly Pics  Patch.com
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  1. Some LAX travelers may have been exposed to measles, health officials warn  KABC-TV
  2. Officials warn of measles exposure at LAX  Los Angeles Times
  3. Travelers at LAX may have been exposed to measles  The Week Magazine
  4. LAX Travelers Warned of Possible Measles Exposure After Confirmed Case at Airport  KTLA Los Angeles
  5. Travelers at LAX Airport may have been exposed to measles, health officials warn  FOX 11 Los Angeles
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          Travis Kalanick, da Uber a food rider?      Cache   Translate Page      

Chi è Travis Kalanick? Basta dire Uber, e allora torna subito in mente il nome del suo fondatore. Un'attività che lo ha reso noto, e soprattutto ricco, ricchissimo. Basta leggere Forbes per rendersi conto che, nonostante gli alti e i bassi, ricco lo è sempre. Nel giugno del 2017 è stato costretto a lasciare Uber per una serie di accuse di molestie sessuali ad almeno 20 dipendenti.

Facciamo un passo indietro. Kalanick nasce a Los Angeles nel 1976, vive a Northridge, in California dove si diploma, per poi iscriversi alla Facoltà di ingegneria dell'UCLA. Ma lo studio non è proprio il suo forte, mentre la progettazione e gli affari lo sono eccome.

Abbandona quindi gli studi per fondare Scour Inc., un motore di ricerca multimediale, e Scour Exchange, un servizio di file sharing peer to peer. Nel 2000, la Motion Picture Association of America, la Recording Industry Association of America e la National Music Publisher of America intentano una causa contro Scour, accusando la società di violazione del copyright.

Nel settembre dello stesso anno, la Scour presenta un'istanza di fallimento per proteggersi da questa causa. Travis non si perde d'animo e nel 2001 apre una nuova società di file sharing che chiama Red Swoosh. Stavolta gli va meglio. Infatti la società verrà acquisita da Akamai Technologies, nel 2007, per 23 milioni di dollari. E quindi Travis si prende dueanni sabbatici per fare un lungo giro del mondo. Nel 2009 dà vita a Uber, e nel 2010 ne diventa amministratore delegato.

Tutti quelli che hanno conosciuto Kalanick lo hanno definito "una persona arrogante e irresponsabile", ma hanno anche aggiunto che forse è proprio questo il segreto del suo successo. Proprio per questo motivo, era impensabile che, dopo l'uscita da Uber, Kalanick rimanesse con le mani in mano. E che la curiosità su cosa stia per fare, e soprattutto l'interesse sulla sua nuova creatura, è tale da indurre il Financial Times a pubblicare, in prima pagina, la notizia della sua nuova impresa.

Di cosa si tratta? Del meraviglioso mondo della consegna del cibo! Poco più di un anno fa, Kalanick annunciò di avere acquisito, tramite il proprio fondo d'investimento "10100", una startup immobiliare chiamata City Storage Systems. City Storage risanava lotti immobiliari in difficoltà, come parcheggi sottoutilizzati o punti vendita quasi falliti, e li trasformava in luoghi fisici che, a quanto pare, sono indispensabili anche per le imprese online.

City Storage ha due divisioni: CloudKitchens, che realizza cucine per chef che vogliono avviare un'impresa di consegna del cibo, e CloudRetail, che realizza strutture per rivenditori online. Sempre il Financial Times riferisce che CloudKitchens sembra stia andando molto bene: propone spazi con cucina per ristoratori che vogliono avviare il proprio servizio di distribuzione di cibo.

Anche Deliveroo, il servizio europeo di consegna di cibo, propone un servizio di cucina condivisa che si chiama Dark Kitchens. Ma Kalanick intende puntare sul business della consegna a domicilio, settore in enorme crescita, basti pensare che soltanto in Italia ha visto nel 2018 un'impennata del 69%, con un giro d'affari che vale 350 milioni di euro.

Il modello di business di CloudKitchens si basa su spazi cucina in affitto e senza tavoli per i clienti, così da abbattere sensibilmente i costi. Queste cucine lavorano quindi soltanto attraverso ordini online e con la consegna dei piatti pronti. CloudKitchens ha già inaugurato cucine a Los Angeles, e vuole espandersi anche in Cina. Infatti, secondo quanto riportato dalSouth China Morning Post, Kalanick starebbe ora discutendo una partnership insieme a Zhang Yanqi, ex direttore operativo del servizio di bike sharing Ofo.

Anche l'Europa è un suo obiettivo di crescita. Girano voci che i "reclutatori" di Kalanick stiano battendo le strade di Londra per identificare e reclutare appunto coloro che hanno già esperienza nel settore. Non dobbiamo dimenticare che Kalanick ha fondato Uber Eats nel 2014, e ne conosce quindi tutti i segreti, visto che la crescita della società è stata esplosiva (come dice sempre il Financial Times) proprio quando lui ne era amministratore. Oggi Uber Eats fattura 10 miliardi, con una crescita di 3 miliardi rispetto allo scorso anno e con prospettive ancora più rosee, come ha scritto Forbes lo scorso 6 febbraio.

Immaginiamo che questo interesse al business della consegna del cibo da parte di Kalanick sia dovuto al suo fiuto per gli affari lucrosi. Ma possiamo proprio escludere, visto che CloudKitchens sarà un diretto concorrente di Uber Eats, che in fondo in fondo non ci sia un malcelato desiderio di vendetta?

Speriamo però che non si infili, da vero e proprio recidivo, in un altro settore con enormi problemi regolatori, come ha denunciato tempo addietro LINKIESTA. La strategia di lobbying che aveva scelto per Uber, cioè quella dello scontro con le istituzioni, non sembra aver funzionato tanto bene, né in Italia, né nel resto del mondo. Magari il nuovo Travis scenderà a più miti consigli.


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Un aereo diretto in Malesia è dovuto rientrare in Arabia Saudita da dove era decollato dopo che una passeggera si è resa conto che aveva lasciato il suo bambino al terminal. Il pilota, in viaggio verso Kuala Lumpur, ha esaudito l'insolita richiesta di tornare all'aeroporto di Gedda poco dopo il decollo quando la passeggera ha raccontato all'equipaggio di cabina di aver dimenticato il suo bambino. Lo riporta The Guardian.

Un video del pilota che chiama i controllori del traffico aereo rivela l'inusuale scambio tra lui, mentre chiede il permesso di tornare all'aeroporto di King Abdulaziz, e gli operatori.

"Che Dio sia con noi. Possiamo tornare?", chiede il pilota. Lo scenario, apparentemente accaduto per la prima volta per i controllori del traffico aereo, lascia l'operatore confuso e si sente che conferisce con altri l'azione appropriata da compiere. "Questo volo chiede di tornare", dice a un altro collega. "Un passeggero ha dimenticato il suo bambino nella sala d'aspetto". Nell'audio si sente il pilota che insiste: "Te l'ho detto, una passeggera ha lasciato il suo bambino nel terminal e si rifiuta di continuare il volo".

Dopo una breve pausa, il volo è stato autorizzato a tornare all'hub. "OK, torna", hanno detto i controllori del traffico aereo. "Questa è una cosa totalmente inusuale e nuova per noi". È raro che gli aerei si girino o si spostino a mezz'aria per motivi diversi da motivi tecnici o di salute dei passeggeri.

Nel 2013, un volo della American Airlines da Los Angeles a New York è stato deviato a Kansas City a causa di un "passeggero molto indisciplinato" che si è rifiutato di smettere di cantare "I Will Always Love You" di Whitney Houston. L'anno seguente, a New York, un aereo diretto a Seul tornò al cancello dopo che l'ereditiera coreana della compagnia aerea Cho Hyun-ah costrinse un membro dell'equipaggio a sbarcare perché era stata servita con le noci di macadamia da un pacchetto anziché da una scodella.


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          March 12, 2019 Jerry Phan, Formation Pilot      Cache   Translate Page      
The Liberty Gazette
March 12, 2019
Ely Air Lines
By Mike Ely and Linda Street-Ely

On his way home from a fly-in, a pilot encountered another aircraft in trouble. It was full of passengers, circling, and low on fuel. Here is their story.

On July 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm, from the skies above Los Angeles came a distress call to SoCal Approach, the air traffic controllers who manage that busy airspace.

A pilot flying a Diamond Twin Star had declared an emergency. Gear lights in the cockpit indicated the landing gear had failed to come down. The pilot circled above the El Monte airport considering his options. Had the extension system failed, or were the indicators malfunctioning?

The controller noticed nearby traffic on her radar but assumed it was too dark for anyone in the passing aircraft to see whether the gear was down.

Out of the darkness came a voice. “El Monte area traffic, this is Katana, I am about three miles north of the airport. I can take a look at that aircraft. I am formation trained.” The pilot of the single-engine Katana had special training in flying close to other aircraft.

He instructed the Twin Star pilot. “Circle over the airport. Try to stay at pattern altitude and I’ll join on you.” He’d stay 300’ above the distressed aircraft until he could see it. Once in sight, he verified its airspeed before closing in—80 knots. “Slow down and make a fifteen-degree bank to the left.” The Twin Star slowed to 73.

“You’re off my nine o’clock now. I’m gonna begin my join, okay?” Katana advised him to continue the shallow turn. Unexpected variations in speed, altitude and turning could be disastrous.

It was so dark, he needed to get a few feet closer, but the Twin Star was now at 82. From the unstable flying, he sensed the other pilot’s nervousness. “What’s your name, bud?” he asked.

“Anthony. What’s yours?”

“Jerry.”

Anthony was happy for the help. “Thank you, Jerry,” he said. Meanwhile, his daughters were on the ground, worried, as they listened through hand-held radios.

Jerry repeated, “Slow down and keep turning.” Several minutes passed. Then finally, he delivered the good news. “Both mains are down, nose gear is down. You’re good.”

“I don’t know how to thank you!” exclaimed a very relieved Anthony.

The gear was down, but they didn’t know if it was locked into position. As Jerry moved behind Anthony’s plane to follow him in, another voice came over the radio. “Rescue One. We are gonna be staged at midfield.”

On final approach, Jerry offered encouragement. “Looking good, Anthony.”

Rescue One chimed in. “You’re looking good.”

As he landed, Anthony’s gratitude shone through radio. “Thank you all for being with me!”

The approach controller was happy, too. “Glad to hear you’re down and safe.”

And Jerry Phan, who you’ll meet again next week, says he’s just a regular American who loves to help others, and admits, “I’ve never been so grateful to have learned to become a formation pilot. This is about the fellowship of aviators.”

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          Actress Felicity Huffman released on $250,000 bond, forced to surrender passport amid college admissions scandal      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Actress Felicity Huffman was released on a $250,000 bond and was ordered to surrender her passport on Tuesday, following her arrest resulting from the FBI's college-admissions investigation.
  • Huffman's real-estate assets were reportedly valued "in excess of $20 million," and the actress was estimated to have $4 million in immediate funds, according to prosecutors.
  • Huffman was among the nearly 50 people who were charged in the FBI's investigation into a massive bribery, money laundering, and document fabrication scheme to get students admitted to elite colleges.

Actress Felicity Huffman was released on a $250,000 bond and ordered to surrender her passport on Tuesday, following her arrest that resulted from the FBI's college-admissions investigation.

The "Desperate Housewives" and "American Crime" actress appeared in federal court in Los Angeles for around 12 minutes with her husband, actor William Macy, according to CBS News correspondent Steve Futterman.

Huffman's real estate assets were reportedly valued "in excess of $20 million," and the actress was estimated to have $4 million in immediate funds, according to prosecutors.

Huffman was among the nearly 50 people who were charged in the FBI's investigation of a massive bribery, money laundering, and document fabrication scheme designed to get students admitted to colleges. Court documents revealed that college athletic coaches were bribed and college entrance exams were doctored as part of the alleged scheme.

Huffman is accused of participating in the "cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter" by making what was described as a "charitable contribution" of $15,000, according to the criminal complaint. Huffman is also accused of planning to make the same arrangement for her younger daughter before backing out.

Macy, the star of Showtime's "Shameless," was not indicted.

SEE ALSO: Here's the full list of people charged in the college-admissions cheating scandal

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          Photo Flash: Inside the 2019 August Wilson Monologue Competition At Mark Taper Forum      Cache   Translate Page      

12 local high school students to participated this week in the regional finals for the 2019 August Wilson Monologue Competition at the Mark Taper Forum. See photos from the competition below.

This is the eighth consecutive year Center Theatre Group hosted the Southern California component of the national monologue competition. The program is designed to inspire and educate Los Angeles youth using monologues from August Wilson's "American Century Cycle," a 10-play cycle that details the complexity of the African American experience in the 20th century.

The regional finalists were Bene't Benton (Carson), Kyle Branch (Los Angeles), Samuel Caruana (Canyon Country), Tiffany DeBerry (Santa Clarita), Dejean Deterville (Palmdale), Mylah Eaton (Studio City), Jofre Paul Francisco (Los Angeles), Jada Henry (Los Angeles), Laila C. Stewart (West Covina), Vanessa Valencia (Los Angeles), Daniel Velez (Los Angeles) and Ryan Wade (Los Angeles). The students represent seven local high schools within Los Angeles County. Eaton and Velez also participated in the 2018 competition.

The students selected will receive training and rehearsal sessions provided by Center Theatre Group throughout January and February. The sessions will allow the students to refine their performances while gaining valuable acting techniques.

The 12 regional finalists performed their monologues at the Mark Taper Forum in front of an invited audience, including a panel of judges. The two top-performing students earned an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City for the chance to perform in the AWMC national finals; the third place student will serve as alternate.

The national finals will take place on May 6 at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. As preparation for the national component of the competition, all three students will receive master classes to workshop their monologues, as well as scholarship awards.

The program kicked off this season with a preliminary audition that featured 133 students in 10th, 11th or 12th-grade from 31 different high schools in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. Fifty-seven of those students advanced to a semi-final audition held at The Music Center Annex in December 2018 where the aforementioned 12 regional finalists were selected to move forward.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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Tiffany Deberry


Kyle Branch


Jofre Paul Francisco


JAda Henry


Samuel Caruana


Laila C. Stewart


Laila C. Stewart performs during the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on March 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)


Bene’t Benton


Bene’t Benton performs during the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on March 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)


Vanessa Valencia


Ryan Wade


Daniel Velez


Mylah Eaton


Dejean Deterville


Celebrity judge Kara Royster


Celebrity judge Wren Brown


Celebrity judge Sterling K. Brown


From left, celebrity judge Kara Royster, Leslie K. Johnson, Center Theatre Group, Director of Social Strategy, Innovation and Impact and celebrity judge Sophia Brownduring the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on March 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)


From left, celebrity judges Sterling K. Brown, Sophina Brown, Kara Royster and Wren Brown


From left, celebrity judge Sterling K. Brown and second place winner Mylah Eaton


From left, celebrity judge Sophia Brown, second place winner Mylah Eaton


From left, first place winner Dejean Deterville and celebrity judge Sterling K. Brown


The finalists and advisors during the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals


The finalists during the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional Finals


From left, third place Daniel Velez, second place Mylah Eaton and first place Dejean Deterville


          Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents THE WOLVES      Cache   Translate Page      

Fierce. Funny. Intense. The Echo Theater Company opens its 2019 season with theLos Angeles premiere of The Wolves, the debut play by "playwright to watch" Sarah DeLappe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alana Dietze (Dry Land) directs for aMarch 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin March 13, and performances continue through April 22.

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, these 16- and 17-year-olds navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with the ferociousness of a pack of adolescent warriors. There's super-cool #7, the striker (Katherine Cronyn); skinny, kind #2 (Minzi) and childlike #8 (Ellen Neary), both on defense; three midfielders: brainy #11 (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson), stoner girl #13 (Jacqueline Besson) and #7's insecure sidekick, #14 (Donna Zadeh). Goalie #00 (Makeda Declet) is an anxious perfectionist, and the awkward new girl, #46 (Caitlin Zambito), is just trying to fit in. Team captain, #25 (Connor Kelly-Eiding), does her best to keep the girls focused on the game, and Soccer Mom (Alison Martin) provides the orange slices.

"When you're 16 and 17, everything is such a big deal," says Dietze. "This play is an emotional powerhouse because everything in these girls lives so close to the surface. That vulnerable state is compounded by the physical demands of the play for both actor and character - it's visceral, dynamic and exciting to witness."

According to the playwright, "I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings - as complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people who weren't just girlfriends or sex objects or manic pixie dream girl, but who were athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who were trying actively to figure out who they were in this changing world around them."

The Wolves is DeLappe's first produced play. It premiered in 2016 at off-Broadway's The Duke at 42nd Street as a Playwrights Realm production in association with New York Stage & Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theatre, where it enjoyed a sold-out run and transferred to Lincoln Center the following year. It was a co-winner of the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Drama Series Prize. The Pulitzer committee describes it as "a timely play about a girls' high school soccer team that illuminates with the unmistakable ping of reality the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges." In his New York Times"Critic's Pick" review, theater critic Ben Brantley calls it "A thrilling debut play... theater that keeps you on the edge of your seat."

The Echo's creative team includes set designer Amanda Knehans, lighting designer Rose Malone, sound designer Jeff Gardner, costume designer Elena Flores and graphic designerChristopher Komuro. The production stage manager is Anna Klevit. Chris Fields andRachael Zambias produce for the Echo Theater Company.

Founded in 1997 and dedicated to producing new work, the Echo Theater Company was anointed "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly in its 2014 Best of L.A. issue and was a recipient of a 2016 "Kilroy Cake Drop"- one of only 13 theaters in the country to be surprised by cakes to honor the efforts they are making to produce women and trans writers. In the Los Angeles Times, theater critic Charles McNulty wrote, "Echo Theater Company, which has cultivated a community of top flight actors, would be my go-to place in Los Angeles for symbiotic ensemble acting... Artistic directors of theaters of all sizes would be wise to follow the [lead] of the Echo's Chris Fields, who [is] building audience communities eager for the challenge of path-breaking plays." KCRW's Anthony Byrnes stated, "Echo Theater Company is on a fierce journey. They're choosing plays that are consistently challenging and all have a deep conscience... The body of work that Echo is building is substantial. If you wanted to pick one small theater to add to your cultural roster - Echo is a consistent favorite." The company's most recent production, the West Coast premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulitzer Prize finalist play Gloria, was named to the Los Angeles Times' "Best of 2018" list, and both Gloria and last season's West Coast premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler made KCRW's "Best of 2018" list. Cry It Out was also the recipient of two Ovation Awards, for best production and playwriting.

The Wolves opens on Saturday, March 16, with performances continuing on Fridays andSaturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 4 p.m.; and Mondays at 8 p.m. through April 22. Three preview performances are set for Wednesday, March 13; Thursday, March 14; and Friday, March 15, all at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Monday night performances are $20 in advance, and Pay-What-You-Want at the door (subject to availability).Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave in Los Angeles, CA 90039. On-site parking is free. For reservations and information, call (310) 307-3753 or go towww.EchoTheaterCompany.com.

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Jacqueline Besson, Caitlin Zambito, Makeda Declet, Donna Zadeh, Minzi; Front row: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Katherine Cronyn, Ellen Neary and Connor Kelly-Eiding


Connor Kelly-Eiding, Makeda Declet


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Connor Kelly-Eiding, Makeda Declet, Jacqueline Besson, Ellen Neary, Katherine Cronyn, Minzi, Donna Zadeh


Donna Zadeh, Ellen Neary and Connor Kelly-Eiding


Jacqueline Besson, Caitlin Zambito, Makeda Declet, Donna Zadeh, Minzi; Front row: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Katherine Cronyn, Ellen Neary and Connor Kelly-Eiding


          Elina De Santos Directs World Premiere Of THE THINGS WE DO      Cache   Translate Page      

Bill falls for Sarah, but she is married to Ted. Ted might be a good match for Alice - who is married to Bill. Elina de Santos directs a painfully funny look at modern relationships by former attorney general-turned-playwright Grant Woods. The world premiere of The Things We Do, presented by Never Dark Productions as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, opens on April 6, with performances continuing through May 12.

Once trust is broken, how do you get it back?

"The play has a light, comic, sexy feel at the beginning, which draws you in," says de Santos. "But then, because of the things people do, it gets darker and more real. It's fresh and surprising."

According to Woods, "I wanted to explore the situation a lot of couples find themselves in when they reach a certain point in life - people who are in their 40s or 50s and have many years invested in their relationships, but who now must decide whether to go forward or make a change."

One of Arizona's premier attorneys, Woods served as Arizona's Attorney General from 1991-1999. He was the first chief of staff to the late Senator John McCain and delivered the first eulogy at the Senator's memorial services.

"When I was an undergraduate at Occidental College, I knew I would become either a writer or a lawyer," Woods says. "About ten years ago, I realized that if I was ever going to do the writing thing, it was now or never."

Since then, Woods has penned a crime novel and two plays. His other play, Dear Senator, about a traditional conservative politician who strikes up a friendship with a progressive Latino activist, received a production in 2018 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. As a songwriter, Woods' songs have been recorded and performed by award-winning artists such as Francine Reed, Walt Richardson, Blaine Long, Lawrence Zubia, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and E Street Band member Nils Lofgren. His columns and articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, and he has been recognized by the Associated Press as Arizona's top radio show host. Mr. Woods is the founder of the Mesa Boys & Girls Club, the Mesa Education Foundation and the Mesa Arts Academy, one of Arizona's first successful charter schools. He has won top awards from the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Salvation Army, Children's Action Alliance and Chicanos Por La Causa. He was one of the lead negotiators in the states' lawsuit against Big Tobacco resulting in the largest civil settlement in history.

The production stars Blake Boyd (You Love That I'm Not Your Wife at The Players Theatre, NYC; upcoming film Lost Girls: Angie's Story) as Bill; Marlene Galan (Hostage and Church and State at iTheatre Collaborative, Phoenix; Dead Man's Cell Phone at Long Beach Playhouse; former newscaster at KCBS, KPNX and KSAZ) as Sarah; Liesel Kopp (recently seen at the Odyssey in Arsenic and Old Lace and in several Hollywood Fringe Festival productions including the award-winning Katy and Jennifer) as Alice; and Stephen Rockwell (former resident artist at A Noise Within, numerous productions at Actors Co-op, International City Theatre, Antaeus, Theatricum Botanicum and more) as Ted.

The creative team includes set designer Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, lighting designer Brian Gale, sound designer Christopher Moscatiello, costume designer Kate Bergh and casting director Michael Donovan. The production stage manager is Tempest Rockbell. Susan Segal produces and Seth Sulka is executive producer.

The Things We Do opens on Saturday, April 6, with performances thereafter taking place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 12. On Sunday, April 7 only, the performance will be at 5 p.m. with no 2 p.m. matinee. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, both at 8 p.m. All tickets are $35 (reserved seating) except opening night, which is $40. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and members of Actors Equity, SAG and AFTRA; call theater for details. The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025. For reservations and information, call (310) 477-2055 x2 or go to www.OdysseyTheatre.com.


          Little Fish Theatre Opens THE COUNTRY HOUSE By Donald Margulies      Cache   Translate Page      

A clever and compelling love letter to theater, and everyone who enjoys it both on- and off-stage, Donald Margulies' The Country House opens at Little Fish Theatre on April 4 for a four-week run. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright focuses his lens on a multi-generational family, revealing long pent-up frustrations and unrequited love in this ultimately healing narrative. LFT company member Holly Baker-Kreiswirth directs.

 

One year after the death of a loved one, a family of actors gathers in their Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theater season, wrestling with fame, art, and as always, each other. But when the events of the weekend go off-script, secrets are spilled and bonds are broken - threatening an already fragile foundation of a home brimming with old memories, new love, and discarded dreams.

 

"The dynamics of a family of artists is mined in this witty, and sometimes achingly sad, story of a reunion one year after the death of a beloved mother, wife, sister, and daughter," says director Baker-Kreiswirth (On Clover Road, Laughter on the 23rd Floor). "Watching this group of actors dive deep into their characters, and add emotional layers to already beautifully-written dialogue, is enthralling. Anyone who has experienced love and loss -- and isn't that all of us -- will see themselves in this story, and will hopefully discover that forgiving themselves is one of the greatest gifts of all."

 

LFT company member Belinda Howell (Central Park West) plays matriarch and theater grande dame Anna. Howell co-founded theatre companies on both coasts and recently worked at The Group Rep. Anna's son, failed actor and wanna-be playwright Elliot, is taken on by company member Bill Wolski (Sea Marks, Provenance). Wolski co-produced the StageSceneLA award-winning production of Pick of the Vine 2018. Anna's pragmatic granddaughter Susie is played by LFT newcomer Frannie Morrison, who has appeared in productions with The New American Theatre and in the Hollywood Fringe Festival award-winner Chimpskin. Susie's father Walter, played by company member Richard Perloff*, is a successful Hollywood director whose wife's death has brought everyone together. Perloff was last seen in the Los Angeles premiere of On Clover Road and also directed LFT's 2018 production of Sea Marks. Walter's good-hearted and much-younger actress girlfriend Nell is played by company member Maire-Rose Pike*, last seen in LFT's Provenance and The Good Doctor. Caught in the middle of the family turmoil, and the women's affections, is Michael (Patrick Vest), star of a hit medical television series. Vest was last seen at LFT in 2018's Bloody Poetry, and has spent most of the past 16 years on stage with Shakespeare by the Sea.

 

Stage Managing the show is Jacob Severance, with Set Design by Scott Walewski, Lighting Design by Stacey Abrams, Costume Design by Rebecca Roth, Set Dressing/Sound/Prop Design by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth, and Set Paint by Sara Haddadin.

 

 

The Country House opens on Thursday, April 4 at 8pm, with an additional Thursday show on April 18. Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm from April 5 through April 27. There will be two 2pm matinees: Sunday April 14 and Sunday April 28. The April 14 matinee features a special talkback session where audience members can interact with the cast and creative team.

 

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.littlefishtheatre.org, by phone at 310-512-6030 or by text 424-203-4727. Popular subscriptions of Anytime Tickets are available for purchase throughout the year and can be used at any of Little Fish Theatre's regular season productions, at any time.

 

Founded in 2002 as an artists' ensemble, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in the Arts District of downtown San Pedro.

 

*This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

 


          CalArts Explores the Wonderful World of Talent Shows      Cache   Translate Page      

This spring, the class Talent Show, at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), invites students of all disciplines to embrace their most unprofessional and gawky instincts and explore hidden talents that lie beyond their artistic expertise.


Talent Show explores topics such as amateurism, aspiration, awkwardness, and adolescence. With an eye toward US and global entertainment, this course will interrogate the charged relationships between freak shows, circus, talent shows, and reality TV. Fieldwork will include attending local talent shows, and visiting artists' studios and rehearsals-with students, ultimately, joining guest artists to participate in a talent show on April 19 at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) in downtown Los Angeles

The class is taught by School of Art faculty Sharon Lockhart and Ariel Osterweis, faculty of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.

"If you can't find talent at CalArts, you can't find it anywhere," said Osterweis. "CalArts is known for its progressive ethos, but this class is about experimenting outside the avant-garde. What you find in the talent show is sometimes virtuosity and sometimes amateurism. The goal for the class and REDCAT event is for students to think beyond their usual artistic practices and rediscover talents they've acquired socially or in their home culture. As we've found, you can reach a heightened sense of criticality about the culture and your own work through a practice of amateurism."

From concert performance to clunky experimentalism, Talent Show unites high and low. While programs like "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice" continue to top television ratings, a recent Hollywood Reporter poll reveals viewers' conflicted feelings about this often irresistible and frequently embarrassing reality genre-a concept this new course seeks to explore.

Visiting artists, who embrace ideas of amateurism in their own practices, will address a range of topics including dancer/choreographer Miguel Gutierrez discussing queer politics and the disavowal of virtuosity; playwright, artist and CalArts alumnx Edgar Arceneaux describing his upcoming production Boney Manilli, inspired by the infamous lip syncing pop duo Milli Vanilli; guest scholar Sarah Kesslerdiscussing her explorations of ventriloquism; and CalArts student TA Naama Attias presenting on Texas beauty pageants.

On April 19, students will expand even farther beyond their comfort zones as they join guest artists at REDCAT for CalArts first-ever talent show. Embracing both high and low, the show is MCed by writer, comedian and skateboarder Tara Jepson. Students showcase their talents with a skateboarding musical number, dog training and salad-making performances, a dramatic duet of Chinese folk songs, theremin and kazoo improvisation, a K-Pop cover dance performance, and more. Guest artists to the class will pitch in with a solo performance from Miguel Gutierrez and actors from Edgar Arceneaux's Boney Manilli offering a sample of their lip-synching prowess. Not to be missed special guests: sixth grade rock band Overdrive

For tickets, go to REDCAT.org.

California Institute of the Arts has set the pace for educating professional artists since 1970. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools-Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater-CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions.


          BWW Review: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Tries Hard to be the Social Event of the Season      Cache   Translate Page      

When MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING debuted in New York in 2003, it quickly became the social event of the season. Written by Anthony Wilkinson as part of his trilogy with My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis and My Big Gay Italian Funeral, this frantic, farcical confection may be best viewed after several adult beverages so the laughs abound as fast as the characters run around and about the small Hudson Theatre (Main Stage) in Hollywood.

Gianfranco Terrin, a native of Naples who trained in Los Angeles at the Lee Strasberg Institute, is probably best known for his work on The Disney Channel's Movie Surfers, as well as in other Italian and American films. But his decision to present caricatures rather than believable characters takes this seemingly under-rehearsed comedy into the realm of farce.

Anthony Pinnunziato (the show's director Gianfranco Terrin), a traditional Mother's boy, loves Andrew Polinsky (David-Simon Dayan), a handsome young man of Polish descent more interested in having fun than settling down. But when Anthony proposes, Andrew agrees even though he knows Anthony's traditional Italian family may never accept him. You see, Anthony's very traditional Italian mother, Angela (Linda Nile who steals every scene in which she appears), insists that they have a Catholic wedding with Father Rosalia (Carlo Carere) presiding. But given the Vatican's position on same-sex marriages, this presents a real challenge.

Angela also insists that Andrew's mother fly in from Florida to attend the wedding, set to take place in the fanciest Italian restaurant. But Andrew's real mother still refuses to talk to her gay son, so how will he convince her to attend? And what about Andrew's father Joseph (Ric Olivera) who seems more interested in horse racing than his son's wedding problems?

And what about trashy Aunt Toniann (Claudia Jakab), "little Miss Righteous" who has been dating a married man but seems more attached to her hair spray and big hair? But the biggest challenge of all may come from the more flamboyant Gregorio (Fabrizio Alliata), Andrew's spurned ex-lover, who threatens to scuttle the proceedings by revealing a nasty secret about Andrew. Will friends Mario (Salvador Avena) and Frankie (Tomaso Diblasi), most often involved with set piece changes, save the day?

Add in Anthony's attractive sister Maria (Serena Limonta) who insists on singing at the wedding (although she really can't), and devoted lesbian friends (Ana Maria Perez and Tiera Dashae) who seem to enjoy a real love/hate relationship, all of whom will make you wonder how will they be able to make all the wedding arrangements without killing each other in the process. Of course, their shenanigans amid all the nonsense is the basis for the play's humor.

And what part will Rodney (Julian Zambrano) play to assist his friends pull off the actual ceremony? And why would their famous gay wedding planner Maurizio (Kevin Clough) decide to show up in pink shorts for the ceremony? And is that nun (Sarah John Long) really as pious as she lets on? Then again, this is an outrageous comedy, so you never really know!

So how will love conquer all? Will a large, loving Italian Catholic family come together, despite multiple obstacles, to celebrate the marriage of two men deeply in love? The real joy of this play should be the journey to get there, although technical issues on opening night disrupted the flow of the action, which could have used another week of rehearsal to tighten up the scene transitions.

The overall feeling I got from the continuous antics is that perhaps this show would be better suited to more intoxicated, late-night crowds who would, no doubt, laugh hysterically at all the farcical characters and situations.

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, written by Anthony Wilkinson, directed by Gianfranco Terrin, is produced by Italian Comedy Club and Fausto Petronzio by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Performances take place at the Hudson Theatre (Main Stage), 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038 through March 31, 2019 on Fri. & Sat. at 8:00pm, Sun. at 3:00pm. Please note an alternate cast appears in Sunday performances. Run time is 100 minutes with one intermission. Tickets are $55, available by calling (323) 481-6890 or online at www.italiancomedyclub.com/mbgiw.

Photo credit: Ian Fisher


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          U.S. Accuses Actresses, Others Of Fraud In Massive College Admissions Scandal      Cache   Translate Page      
A composite photo shows Lori Loughlin (left) and Felicity Huffman — two actresses charged in what the Justice Department says is a massive cheating scheme that rigged admissions to elite universities.

A composite photo shows Lori Loughlin (left) and Felicity Huffman — two actresses charged in what the Justice Department says is a massive cheating scheme that rigged admissions to elite universities.; Credit: /AP

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Updated at 1:28 p.m. ET

Federal officials have charged dozens of well-heeled parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in what the Justice Department says was a multimillion-dollar scheme to cheat college admissions standards. The parents allegedly paid a consultant who then fabricated academic and athletic credentials and arranged bribes to help get their children into prestigious universities.

"We're talking about deception and fraud — fake test scores, fake credentials, fake photographs, bribed college officials," said Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

Lelling says 33 parents "paid enormous sums" to ensure their children got into schools such as Stanford and Yale, sending money to entities controlled by a man named William Rick Singer in return for falsifying records and obtaining false scores on important tests such as the SAT and ACT.

Describing how Singer worked to present his clients' children as elite athletes, Lelling said, "In many instances, Singer helped parents take staged photographs of their children engaged in particular sports. Other times, Singer and his associates used stock photos that they pulled off the Internet — sometimes Photoshopping the face of the child onto the picture of the athlete" and submitting it to desirable schools.

"Singer's clients paid him anywhere between $200,000 and $6.5 million for this service," Lelling said.

The scope of the case is massive — total of 50 people have been charged in the admissions scheme. The Justice Department said in a statement that dozens of people in multiple states have been arrested but gave no further details.

The scheme operated from 2011 through February 2019, Lelling said, adding that in most cases, parents paid Singer between $250,000 and $450,000 per student.

"These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege," Lelling said. "They include, for example, CEOs of private and public companies, successful securities and real estate investors, two well-known actresses, a famous fashion designer and the co-chairman of a global law firm."

The parents were already able to give their children "every legitimate advantage," Lelling said, added that they "instead chose to corrupt and illegally manipulate the system for their benefit."

Other defendants in the case include university athletic coaches and college exam administrators — some of whom are accused of accepting bribes. Court documents state that the scheme targeted these schools as part of a "student-athlete recruitment scam": Yale University, the University of Southern California, Georgetown University, UCLA, Wake Forest University, Stanford University, University of San Diego and the University of Texas, Austin.

"There will not be a separate admissions system for the wealthy," Lelling said. "And there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."

The charges are part of a complex case that has been kept under seal. Documents related to the case were revealed Tuesday, as Singer pleaded guilty to a number of federal crimes from conspiracy to commit racketeering and money laundering to obstruction of justice, Lelling said.

The parents were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

"Singer owned and operated the Edge College & Career Network LLC ('The Key') – a for-profit college counseling and preparation business – and served as the CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) – a non-profit corporation that he established as a purported charity," the Justice Department said in a statement.

On its website, The Key promises to "unlock the door to academic, social, personal and career success." The foundation says it "has touched the lives of hundreds of students that would never have been exposed to what higher education could do for them."

The court documents detail numerous examples of how the scheme worked. For example, Lelling said former Yale women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith took $400,000 to designate a potential student as a recruit for the team — boosting the student's admission prospects — despite knowing that the student didn't play the sport competitively.

Once the student was accepted to Yale, her relatives paid Singer approximately $1.2 million, including a $900,000 to one of KWF's charitable accounts, according to court documents.

Last April, Meredith allegedly met with the father of a second prospective student in a hotel room in Boston — a meeting that was secretly recorded by the FBI. In it, Meredith offered to designate the man's daughter as a soccer recruit in exchange for $450,000, court documents state.

Meredith resigned his long-held post in November. In a statement to NPR, a Yale representative said:

"As the indictment makes clear, the Department of Justice believes that Yale has been the victim of a crime perpetrated by its former women's soccer coach. The university has cooperated fully in the investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case moves forward."

On its website, KWF described many of the students it helped as having "only known life on the streets, surrounded by the gang violence of the inner-city."

The foundation says it has worked with a number of groups, from Los Angeles-based Ladylike to the Houston Hoops Youth Basketball Program.

In addition to the 33 parents, a dozen people were indicted for conspiracy to commit racketeering. This is how they were identified in court documents:

Igor Dvorskiy: He worked as a "compensated standardized test administrator."

Gordon Ernst: Former head of men's and women's tennis at Georgetown University — left that role in January 2018.

William Ferguson: He "was employed as the women's volleyball coach at Wake Forest University."

Martin Fox: He was the "president of a private tennis academy and camp in Houston."

Donna Heinel: She "was employed as the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California."

Laura Janke: Former assistant coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California — left role in January 2014.

Ali Khosroshahin: Former head coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California — left that role in November 2013.

Steven Masera: Accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation until Dec. 2017.

Jorge Salcedo: Salcedo "was employed as the head coach of men's soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles."

Mikaela Sanford: She was "employed in various capacities" with the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation.

Jovan Vavic: Vavic "was employed as the water polo coach at the University of Southern California."

Niki Williams: Williams worked as a "compensated standardized test administrator."

Court documents also name the following defendants as being charged with mail fraud:

Gregory Abbott

Marcia Abbott

Gamal Abdelaziz

Diane Blake

Todd Blake

Jane Buckingham

Gordon Caplan

I-Hsin Chen

Amy Colburn

Gregory Colburn

Robert Flaxman

Mossimo Giannulli

Elizabeth Henriquez

Manuel Henriquez

Douglas Hodge

Felicity Huffman

Agustin Huneeus Jr.

Bruce Isackson

Davina Isackson

Michelle Janavs

Elisabeth Kimmel

Marjorie Klapper

Lori Loughlin

Toby MacFarlane

William McGlashan Jr.

Marci Palatella

Peter Jan Sartorio

Stephen Semprevivo

Devin Sloane

John Wilson

Homayoun Zadeh

Robert Zangrillo

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          Hal Blaine: Beach Boys' Al Jardine Remembers Legendary Drummer - Rolling Stone      Cache   Translate Page      
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  2. 'Greatest drummer ever' Hal Blaine dies aged 90  CTV News
  3. Hal Blaine, drummer who played on thousands of hits, dies  CANOE
  4. Remembering Hal Blaine: Listen to the drummer's six consecutive Grammy winners  Los Angeles Times
  5. 'The greatest drummer ever': from Elvis to the Beach Boys, 17 of Hal Blaine's most unforgettable hits  CBC.ca
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          The Dark Knight Trilogy Returning To Theaters For Special Anniversary Screenings      Cache   Translate Page      

The first screening in Los Angeles will feature a moderated Q&A with Christopher Nolan.

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          The Tooth Fairy May Be Paying Less, But Dental Health Remains Priceless, says Dr. Farzad Feiz      Cache   Translate Page      

The Los Angeles dentist comments on a recent article that the cost benefits of dental maintenance can be a great deal more than any supernatural being is likely to place under a pillow.

(PRWeb March 13, 2019)

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          Looking Good! Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight: Petitas Los Angeles Empowers Women One Stitch at a Time      Cache   Translate Page      
In December 2018, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Techstars announced the creation of LaunchPad Lift, a 10-week program for top performing student-led ventures. The cohort was chosen from across the LaunchPad global network and represents a diverse group of businesses that span industries. LaunchPad Lift will help bridge the gap between the programming available on […]
          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


          ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy returns to theaters for Batman’s 80th      Cache   Translate Page      

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman is turning 80 this year, and Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy is coming back to select theaters to celebrate in high-resolution 70mm IMAX. Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said Tuesday that the engagement will kick off in Los Angeles at Universal CityWalk on March 30 with back-to-back […]
          Israeli bank to pay $195M for US tax-avoidance scheme      Cache   Translate Page      

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Israel’s largest banks has agreed to pay $195 million for helping U.S. citizens avoid paying taxes by stashing their assets in offshore accounts. The U.S. attorney’s office says Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. and two subsidiaries acknowledged guilt Tuesday in a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice filed in […]
          Judge says actress Felicity Huffman can be released on $250,000 bond in college bribery case      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judge says actress Felicity Huffman can be released on $250,000 bond in college bribery case.
          Chargers reportedly land former Pro-Bowl LB Thomas Davis      Cache   Translate Page      
The Los Angeles Chargers have added a veteran leader to their defense, reportedly signing former Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports it’s a three-year deal for the three-time Pro-Bowl linebacker. Thomas, 35, has spent his entire career to this point with Carolina. The former first-round pick back in 2005 out of Georgia has been a stellar player throughout his career, during which he has tallied 158 starts. Over the course of his career, Thomas has racked up 1,111 tackles, 13 interceptions, 28 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, and 11 fumble recoveries. Appearing in 12 games last year, he tallied 79 tackles, two fumble recoveries and six defensed passes. He should be an ideal mentor for Denzel Perryman, who recently signed a short-term deal with Los Angeles to remain with the team that drafted him.
          Hooten Plays Williams (12/03/2019)      Cache   Translate Page      
Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs Concerto for Trumpet by world renowned composer John Williams. This is Mr. William's first collaboration conducting & recording his work with an alternative ending to the 1st mvmt
          Geektown Radio 195: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Composer Dan Marocco, Film News, UK TV News & Air Dates!      Cache   Translate Page      

On this week's Geektown Radio podcast things return to normal, as all the technical problems have been sorted, so I'm joined by Ross to discuss the latest films, all the UK TV premiere date info, and US TV news. We also have an exclusive interview with 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' composer Dan Marocco.


Dan Marocco is a Los Angeles-based composer for film and television. Born in Texas, and raised in Osaka, Japan, Dan's music builds from an eclectic range of influences. As the son of a music teacher, he got an early start playing the piano, trumpet and guitar. While studying at NYU, he began scoring music to picture.


From his comedic-action score for the Golden Globe winning 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', to his foreboding orchestral score for the Dimension thriller 'Demonic', Dan thrives on creating a unique sound for each project. In the interview we discuss finding the sound for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', and of course, his thoughts on the cancellation and subsequent rescue by NBC.


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          Tesla investor: Elon Musk's biggest problem is 'poor communication'      Cache   Translate Page      
Tesla is expected to post healthy sales growth this year. The company is finally starting to sell its ballyhooed Model 3 at an affordable price of $35,000. And Tesla also is about to launch a new Model Y crossover at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday. But none of that matters to Wall Street.
          Calvin Harris on of his Los Angeles homes      Cache   Translate Page      

EDM maestro and up and coming SoCal real estate mogul Calvin Harris has put one of the several multi-million dollar homes he owns in Los Angeles up for sale at $5.75 million. Tucked up into a quiet neighborhood above the Hollywood Reservoir, the Hollywood Hills residence is also available as a rental at $25,000 per month. The […]

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          Bruce Willis Buys Brand New Brentwood Mansion      Cache   Translate Page      

Several months ago Bruce Willis told The Wall Street Journal he and wife Emma Heming planned to pack up their young family and move from New York to Los Angeles where, it’s now been revealed here, there and everywhere, they’ve plunked down $9.8 million on a brand-spanking new mansion in one of Brentwood’s finest and most expensive neighborhoods! 13,048 square feet, 7 bedrooms, […]

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          Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas send future sister-in-law Ishita Kumar special gifts, see pics - Hindustan Times      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas send future sister-in-law Ishita Kumar special gifts, see pics  Hindustan Times
  2. Priyanka Chopra's Reaction To Jonas Brothers' Sucker At No 1 On Billboard Hot 100: 'Screaming Inside'  NDTV News
  3. Priyanka Chopra screams 'OMGeeee' as Jonas Brothers' 'Sucker' tops Billboard Hot 100  Times Now
  4. Priyanka Chopra is all thrilled as hubby Nick Jonas' new single tops the Billboards  Times of India
  5. Priyanka Chopra visits a city hospital before heading back to Los Angeles  Filmfare
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          Annabell P. Lee Is The Artist Making Polly Pocket-Inspired Wearables      Cache   Translate Page      
Stepping into the studio of Los Angeles-based artist Annabell P. Lee is like entering a mix between a museum and a playground. In fact, the rising creative likes to draw a comparison between herself and the 1990s toy universe of Polly Pocket. Littered with colored buttons, mini fabric swatches, childlike doodles, and all kinds of […]

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Brandon Ingram unceremoniously saw his NBA season come to an end after it was found that he had a blood clot in his arm. The Los Angeles Lakers medical team diagnosed him with Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and it remains unknown for now how long the 21-year-old can bounce back from this unfortunate setback. For the Lakers, the timing could not have come at a worse time. Ingram was one of the bright spots for the purple and gold even if he was among the players Los Angeles dangled to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis.
          Trinity Love Jones Update: Suspect Arrested And Charged With Murder      Cache   Translate Page      
The authorities have charged a man in the death of nine-year-old Trinity Love Jones, who was found in a duffel bag in Los Angeles. The man, Emiel Lamar Hunt, 38, was charged with one count of murder and will be arraigned on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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AEG’s LA Kings and Enrich LA joined forces, with the help of Blue Shield of California, to refurbish an edible and interactive garden at Garvanza Elementary in Los Angeles on Monday, March 11, 2019.


          Emerge Submerge Mer Chronicles Book 1 & 2 by Tobie Easton Virtual Tour and Giveaway       Cache   Translate Page      

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Mer Chronicles
Book One
Tobie Easton

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Month9Books

Date of Publication: April 19th, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-944816-32-2
ASIN: B01CC3C47E

Number of pages: 312

Cover Artist: Beetiful Book Covers

Book Description:

Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she’s never lived in the ocean. Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas.

So Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right?

That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay than ever. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with Clay, the harder it is for Lia to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.


Teaser Excerpt Book 1:


As I swim back up, I angle my face just right. When I hit the surface, I flick my head back so my hair flips in a perfect cascade, sparkling with thousands of water droplets that catch the sunlight at every angle. Maybe it’s unfair to use a classic Mermaid move against Clay.

Submerge
Mer Chronicles
Book Two
Tobie Easton

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Month9Books

Date of Publication: September 12th, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-945107-84-9
ASIN: B071SFBG13

Number of pages: 392

Cover Artist: Beetiful Book Covers

Book Description:

Lia and Clay's love has broken the Little Mermaid's curse, but their ever after may not be as happy as they planned. Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year despite her family's opportunity to move to the new, sparkling capital city below the waves. Before any decision about the future can be made, her family must endure Melusine and her father's trial, where new revelations will have far-reaching consequences that threaten what Lia holds most dear.

The verdict will shake Lia's whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders whom to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she's lost or embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey where only she can define her fate.


About the Author:

Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens (so she’s lucky enough to spend her days gabbing about books). She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies.





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          California moves up its 2020 Democratic primary to Super Tuesday      Cache   Translate Page      
In 2016, California didn't hold its presidential primaries until June 7. For 2020, it'll join the Super Tuesday states on March 3. Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times explains why the state's earlier primary date reflects its inferiority complex when it comes to presidential politics.

          That Which Grows Wild Anthology by Eric J. Guignard Book Tour & Giveaway       Cache   Translate Page      

That Which Grows Wild
by Eric J. Guignard
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Short Stories

That Which Grows Wild collects sixteen dark and masterful short stories by award-winning author Eric J. Guignard. Equal parts whimsy and weird, horror and heartbreak, this debut collection traverses the darker side of the fantastic through vibrant and harrowing tales that depict monsters and regrets, hope and atonement, and the oddly changing reflection that turns back at you in the mirror.


Discover why Eric J. Guignard has earned praise from masters of the craft such as Ramsey Campbell (“Guignard gives voice to paranoid vision that’s all too believable.”), Rick Hautala (“No other young horror author is better, I think, than Eric J. Guignard.”), and Nancy Holder ( “The defining new voice of horror has arrived, and I stand in awe.”)

Stories include:

• “A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love” - a teen experiences romance, while the world slowly dies from rising temperatures and increasing cases of spontaneous combustion.

• “Dreams of a Little Suicide” - a down-on-his-luck actor unexpectedly finds his dreams and love in Hollywood playing a munchkin during filming of The Wizard of Oz, but soon those dreams begin to darken.

• “The Inveterate Establishment of Daddano & Co.” - an aged undertaker tells the true story behind the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, and of the grime that accumulates beneath our floors.

• “A Journey of Great Waves” - a Japanese girl encounters, years later, the ocean-borne debris of her tsunami-ravaged homeland, and the ghosts that come with it.

• “The House of the Rising Sun, Forever” - a tragic voice gives dire warning against the cycle of opium addiction from which, even after death, there is no escape.

• “Last Days of the Gunslinger, John Amos” - a gunfighter keeps a decimated town’s surviving children safe on a mountaintop from the incursion of ferocious creatures… until a flash flood strikes.

Explore within, and discover a wild range upon which grows the dark, the strange, and the profound.  




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Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He's won the Bram Stoker Award, been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. His stories and non-fiction have appeared in over one hundred genre and literary publications such as "Nightmare Magazine," "Black Static," "Shock Totem," "Buzzy Magazine," and "Dark Discoveries Magazine." Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles.


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          Favorite TV moms embroiled in alleged college admissions scandal      Cache   Translate Page      

Two top actresses who rose to fame playing popular TV moms now find themselves at the center of an alleged college admissions scam that reads like a Hollywood plot.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among 50 individuals facing federal charges in what investigators dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues" -- a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly cheated to help their children gain admittance to prestigious schools.

Aunt Becky

Loughlin is best known for playing the beloved Rebecca Katsopolis (a.k.a. Aunt Becky) on the family-friendly sitcom, "Full House," which ran on ABC from 1987 to 1995. Loughlin reprised the role in 2016 on the Netflix spinoff, "Fuller House." The series was recently renewed for a fifth and final season. She also stars on Hallmark's "Garage Sale Mystery" and "When Calls the Heart."

Mossimo Giannulli, Loughlin's husband of 20 years and the founder of American clothing company Mossimo, is also named in the indictment. The two are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Giannulli allegedly paid bribes up to $500,000 in exchange for their two daughters to be designated as recruits to the USC crew team, though they did not participate in crew, according to court filings obtained by CNN.

Related: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among dozens charged in alleged college cheating scam

Giannulli and Loughlin were recorded on calls with a cooperating witness stating that if they were ever caught they would say they made a donation to the foundation, the indictment stated.

Giannulli appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, where the government and defense attorneys agreed to a $1 million secured bond. Similar conditions were requested for Loughlin, who was not present in court.

CNN has reached out to representatives for the couple.

'Desperate Housewives'

Huffman, a best actress Oscar-nominee for the 2005 film "Transamerica," was arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday on charges of felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She also appeared in federal court Tuesday, where the judge imposed a $250,000 bond.

Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to an organization that allegedly facilitated additional time and corrected answers on their daughter's SAT exam. Huffman, like Loughlin, was recorded on a phone call with a cooperating witness, according to the indictment. Huffman's husband, actor William H. Macy, was not indicted.

Huffman became a household name playing mom-of-four Lynette Scavo on the series "Desperate Housewives," which ran from 2004 to 2012. She also starred on the ABC drama "American Crime."

Between the two shows she has been nominated for five Emmys, winning for "Housewives" in 2005.

Huffman's upcoming projects include the web series, "When They See Us," from director Ava DuVernay, and the Netflix film, "Otherhood," set for release next month. Macy -- who she married in 1997 -- continues to star in the Showtime series "Shameless."

In a recent interview with Parade magazine, Macy talked about the college admissions process for his eldest daughter.

"We're right now in the thick of college application time, which is so stressful," Macy is quoted saying. "I am voting that once she gets accepted, she maybe takes a year off. God doesn't let you be 18 twice."

Macy declined to comment as he passed reporters outside court Tuesday.

CNN has contacted a representatives for Huffman.

CNN's Mark Morales, Jack Hannah, Cheri Mossburg and Stella Chan contributed to this story


          Here are the high-flying financiers charged in the college-admissions cheating scandal      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The Department of Justice on Tuesday charged 50 people with participating in a scheme to get students into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches.
  • The parents charged include Hollywood stars, as well as executives at prominent companies, venture-capital firms, and law offices.

The Department of Justice on Tuesday unsealed documents charging dozens of people with participating in a nationwide college-admissions scam.

Among those parents indicted by the FBI are high-flying executives, wealthy real-estate developers, and Hollywood stars. A slew of financiers was also named in the case, including former Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge, Hercules Capital CEO Manuel A. Henriquez, and William McGlashan, a TPG managing partner.

Read more: Hollywood actresses and business leaders are accused of paying to get their kids into elite colleges by cheating on exams and faking athletic skills. Here's how investigators say the scheme worked

High-ranking schools such as Georgetown University, Stanford University, Yale University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, Wake Forest University, and University of California, Los Angeles, also appeared in the indictment, court documents show. Federal prosecutors said the systematic scheme of bribery lasted more than eight years, from 2011 to 2019. 

There were a number of finance executives charged. Business Insider has reached out to all of them for comment and will update this story if we hear back. 

Robert Flaxman, cofounder of Crown Realty and Development

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Robert Flaxman cofounded the Costa Mesa, California-headquartered real-estate-development company Crown Realty and Development in 1994. The firm has been an active local developer in California, investing in a number of notable local projects, such as the retail center Venice Crossroads and a hotel, restaurant, office complex across from Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Crown Realty and Development has a more than 2.3 million-square-foot portfolio that includes retail, hospitality, and industrial projects that spread across California, Arizona, Virginia, Idaho, and Northern California. 

He is accused of participating in "both the college recruitment scheme and college entrance exam scheme." According to court records, he fabricated information on his son's application to the University of San Diego.

He was charged with "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud."



Manuel A. Henriquez, founder and chairman of Hercules Capital

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Manuel Henriquez is the cofounder, chairman, and CEO at Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a Palo Alto, California-based venture-debt provider. The company was an early investor in Facebook.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he has worked in venture capital for over 30 years. Prior to Hercules, he was a partner at private equity fund, VantagePoint Venture Partners. He was also the founder of ON Technology, a software company backed by investors like Kleiner Perkins, Apple Computer, and more.

He and his wife, Elizabeth Henriquez, allegedly "participated in the college entrance exam cheating scheme, on four separate occasions, for their two daughters."

They also "conspired to bribe Gordon Ernst, the head tennis coach at Georgetown University, to designate their older daughter as a tennis recruit in order to facilitate her admission to Georgetown."

He was charged with "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud," along with his wife, according to court documents.

 



Douglas Hodge, former CEO of Pimco

PIMCO

Douglas Hodge is the former CEO of asset manager Pimco. Hodge took the reins of the notable bond manager after Bill Gross, the onetime "Bond King," exited the firm in 2014. In December 2017, Hodge announced that he would retire from the firm.

During his 28 years with Pimco, Hodge grew the company's assets under management from $15 billion to $1.69 trillion. Afterwards, he joined Sway Ventures as a venture partner to help grow the firm's early-stage portfolio companies.

According to the court documents unsealed on March 12, Hodge "agreed to use bribery to facilitate the admission of two of his children to USC as purported athletic recruits, and sought to enlist CW-1 to secure the admission of a third child to college through bribery as well."

He was charged with "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Pimco declined to comment on the matter. 




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 Algorithm   [Simulation Theory] (Alternate Version) + Pressure  [Simulation Theory]
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[Drill Sergeant] + Psycho
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 Break It to Me   [Simulation Theory]
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Uprising 
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Propaganda   [Simulation Theory]
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 Plug In Baby
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Pray
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The Dark Side   [Simulation Theory]
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Supermassive Black Hole
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Thought Contagion  [Simulation Theory
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Interlude + Hysteria 
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The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
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Dig Down (Acoustic Version)
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 Madness
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Mercy
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Time Is Running Out
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Houston Jam
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Take a Bow
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Prelude +  Starlight
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Metal Medley:
Stockholm Syndrome + Assassin (intro) + Reapers (shortened) +The Handler (shortened) + New Born  (shortened)
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          James scores 36 points in Lakers’ 123-107 win over Bulls      Cache   Translate Page      

CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107 on Tuesday night and end a five-game losing streak. James played 33 minutes and showed no signs of letting up with the Lakers barely hanging on in the playoff […]
          California stadium gets safe standing system with integrated seating      Cache   Translate Page      

Fans of Major League Soccer (MLS) have a new reason to stand up and cheer. The Los Angeles Football Club’s (LAFC’s) 22,000-seat stadium features the country’s first ‘safe standing’ supporter section with integrated seating.

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Attend Outfest Fusion! 

Outfest Fusion, the LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival kicks off this Friday, March 1st and goes through March 5th! The festival takes place at various locations throughout Los Angeles.

Outfest Fusion includes five days of screenings, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, networking events and a one-minute movie contest that celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community and enables queer and trans people of color to see themselves on the big screen!

See the full lineup and secure your spots: www.outfest.org 

Use the promo code FUSECOLLAB19 for $3 off!

Writers Lab for Women Over 40 is Open for Submissions

The Writers Lab is excited to return in 2019 for its fifth edition. Backed by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, produced by New York Women in Film & Television, with co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, The Writers Lab is an intensive narrative feature screenplay development retreat for women over the age of 40. 

All 2019 applicants will have access to an exclusive webinar hosted by Academy and Sundance Award winning producer Lisa Cortes (Precious, The Woodsman).

The Writers Lab provides a unique and nurturing experience for 12 talented female screenwriters. Selected writers will attend a four-day retreat with outstanding female film mentors, engaging in panels, peer discussions and one-on-one meetings in an idyllic location in Chester, Connecticut in October 2019.  

The Writers Lab is dedicated to amplifying the voices of women screenwriters and strives for a new landscape where audiences have access to stories and characters from the perspective of the female gaze, where the female narrative is heard in equal proportion to the male narrative.  Applicants must be female and at least 40 years of age by August 1, 2019.  Submissions must be feature-length narrative scripts in English. 

Submissions are due March 14, 2019.

Learn more and apply at http://thewriterslab.nyc

Sundance 2019 Episodic Lab Applications

Sundance has opened the application for their 2019 Episodic Lab to support writers working on scripted series! 

The application is open from February 14th - March 13th, 2019 at apply.sundance.org.

The Lab will take place on October 10th - 15th, 2019 at the Sundance Resort in Park City, UT.

For more information, visit our website or email Sundance at episodicprogram@sundance.org.

Sunday Coffee with The Green Room

Sunday coffee is a monthly opportunity to meet your fellow angelenos. The event has been hosted by The Green Room for several years to promote community and contribute to local businesses and institutions. Absolutely everyone is welcome always.

WHAT: Coffee & Milk

WHEN: 2PM - 4PM - March 3rd. (Every First Sunday of the month)

WHERE: LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

Learn more: www.thegreenroomlosangeles.com

 


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'Wrestle' Los Angeles Premiere

Following it's New York debut where it was selected as a NY Times' Critic's Pick, 'Wrestle' co-written by Pablo Proenza will have it's Los Angeles premiere this weekend! 

'Wrestle' Summary:

Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a long-standing entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open.

Showtimes: 

Friday, March 1st 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:55pm

Saturday, March 2nd 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:55pm

Where: 

Monica Film Center- 1332 2nd Street 

Get tickets: www.laemmle.com

Watch trailer: www.youtube.com/wrestle

'Finding Shelter' Documentary Screening

Duende (Cal Arts) presents a screening and bi-lingual panel discussion of Marissa Chibas' documentary 'Finding Shelter'. 

Finding Shelter shares the stories of several unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States and how their real-life experiences were made in to the 2016 internationally acclaimed play. It is narrated by one of the young women interviewed for the play, who is now going to college to be an engineer.

When: Wednesday, March 13th 7:30-9:30pm

Where: The Sotomayor High School For Science And Art- 2050 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065

'Finding Shelter' will also be screened at the Segal Center Film Festival in NYC on March 8th and at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. 

Learn More: www.eventbrite.com

Carlos Valdivia's Short ‘Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla' at Outfest Fusion

Carlos Valdivia was a 2018 Latino Lens finalist and his short 'Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla' screened at the 2018 Latino Media Fest. The short was a part of the Latino Lens: Beyond Graduation Showcase and has recently been selected to screen at various festivals. These include Outfest Fusion as a part of 'Latinx & Chill'. Outfest fusion takes place this Friday, March 1st through March 5th. The Latinx & Chill shorts program will take place on March 4th. Secure your passes at a discounted price using promocode FUSECOLLAB19: www.outfest.com


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Sundance 2019 Episodic Lab Applications

Sundance has opened the application for their 2019 Episodic Lab to support writers working on scripted series! 

The application is open from February 14th - March 13th, 2019 at apply.sundance.org.

The Lab will take place on October 10th - 15th, 2019 at the Sundance Resort in Park City, UT.

For more information, visit our website or email Sundance at episodicprogram@sundance.org.

Sunday Coffee with The Green Room

Sunday coffee is a monthly opportunity to meet your fellow angelenos. The event has been hosted by The Green Room for several years to promote community and contribute to local businesses and institutions. Absolutely everyone is welcome always.

WHAT: Coffee & Milk

WHEN: 2PM - 4PM - March 3rd. (Every First Sunday of the month)

WHERE: LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

Learn more: www.thegreenroomlosangeles.com

2018 Latino Lens Finalist Alan Domínguez's Turns in the Road to show at Durango Independent Film Festival

Alan Domínguez, a 2018 Latino Lens finalist for Turns in the Road, will premiere his short documentary at the Durango Independent Film Festival in Colorado, as a part of a their REEL Learning section.
The 14th Durango Independent Film Festival will take place February 27th - March 3rd in Durango, Colorado.
Read more at www.2019durangofilm.eventive.org

Season 3 of 'One Day at a Time' is Praised for Deftly Handling Consent and Toxic Masculinity

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Netflix’s modern reboot of One Day at a Time is truly crafty. Just when you think you've signed up for a lighthearted family sitcom, it hits you with poignant takes on social issues. 

In its third season, which dropped on February 8, series co-developers Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce apply this winning formula to consent, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, female and queer empowerment through the lenses of generation and gender.

With the rise of #MeToo over the last year, several television shows have chimed in to address these themes in their own way, including Younger, Will & Grace, GLOW, and BoJack Horseman. But ODAAT stands out because it offers a unique point of view, showing how a regular family can and should deal with these issues.

In the new season's second episode, titled "Outside," ODAAT involves all the family members in this vital discussion about consent. They dive deep into their individual experiences related to harassment, which culminates into a remarkably honest discussion. Almost the entire episode takes place in the living room of the Alvarez home as each member gets to unpack their viewpoint. 

The biggest takeaway from the episode is just how big of a teachable moment this is for Alex. ODAAT sends a strong message about educating boys from a very young age about the importance of consent and an enthusiastic yes. 

Read More: www.Mashable.com

Realize Lab 2019 Event

Come together with the Loud Community to realize your power through self-discovery, and set goals to empower you and the collective. Doesn't matter where you are in your career or life journey, we all need a little inspiration, clarity and community to get reenergized. It's the loving gut check you didn't know you needed. We got you. 

Featuring two workshops:

You made it this far: Reflect + Claim Your Future led by Betsy Aimee

You've got skills: Start with What You Got led by Leslie Antonoff

Also, featuring:
Time for connection
Community vision board project
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Paramount Boss Unveils Diversity Initiative To Boost Inclusion In Film Slate

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While the recent USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reported promising results in its latest study of the 100 top grossing films of 2018 and their representation of females and racial/ethnic groups in starring roles, the industry consensus is that more work can be done when it comes to advocating for more inclusion and representation of diversity in film.

This week Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced that “as part of the development and green light process, our productions will be required to complete a plan designed to enhance access and opportunities for groups historically underrepresented in the media industry. Special attention will be paid to our storylines, our talent in front of and behind the camera, our vendors and our shooting locations.

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Larraín Brothers’ Fabula Inks First-Look Deal With Fremantle

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Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín’s Fabula, the company behind the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, has inked a first-look deal with Fremantle to develop a slate of original English and Spanish-language dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects worldwide.

Fremantle and Fabula are currently collaborating on previously announced La Jauría, an eight-part Spanish-language psychological thriller directed by Lucia Puenzo. The series features A Fantastic Woman star Daniela Vega and co-star Antonia Zegers as well as María Gracia Omegna (Young & Wild, Princesita). Together they will play a specialist gender related crime police force who investigate the disappearance of student, Blanca Ibarra. Production on the series began in January.

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Jessica Camacho Cast In CBS Legal Drama Pilot ‘Courthouse’

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Taken alumna Jessica Camacho is set as a series regular in CBS’ legal drama pilot Courthouse, from writer Greg Spottiswood (Remedy) and Warner Bros. TV.

Written and executive produced by Canadian writer Spottiswood and directed by Mike Robin, Courthouse is a show that pulls back the curtain on the court system. It follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of the judges, assistant district attorneys, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles.

Camacho will play Emily Lopez-Berarro, a tough and determined public defender who is undaunted in her efforts to prove her clients’ innocence.

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Kate del Castillo Cast In ‘Bad Boys for Life’ At Sony

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Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo, who stars in the Netflix political drama Ingobernable and La Reina del Sur on Telemundo, has been added to the cast of Sony’s Bad Boys for Life sequel starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

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Jaime Camil to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot From Alex Herschlag, Jennie Snyder Urman


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Spencer James, un jeune athlète issu des quartiers difficiles de la banlieue de Los Angeles, est recruté par le prestigieux Beverly Hills High, afin quil rejoigne léquipe de football américain du lycée. Tout en tentant de sadapter à ce nouvel environnement très aisé, au sein duquel il nest pas forcément le bienvenu, Spencer débute alors une nouvelle vie, qui le mènera petit à petit, mais non sans embûches, vers son rêve : devenir footballeur professionnel.Inspirée de la vie du joueur de football américain Spencer Paysinger

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EXXON - PBF - TOSCO CONNECTION

      The long and twisted history of how Exxon  
      and other refiners unload their worst assets.


From:  PBF Energy


Thomas D. O'Malley


Thomas D. O’Malley has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011, served as Executive Chairman of PBF LLC and its predecessors from March 2008 to February 2013 and was our Chief Executive Officer from inception until June 2010. Mr. O’Malley has more than 30 years experience in the refining industry. He served as Chairman of the Board of Petroplus Holdings A.G., listed on the Swiss Exchange, from May 2006 until February 2011, and was Chief Executive Officer from May 2006 until September 2007. Mr. O’Malley was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Premcor, a domestic oil refiner and Fortune 250 company listed on the NYSE, from February 2002 until December 2004, and continued as Chairman until its sale to Valero in August 2005. Before joining Premcor, Mr. O’Malley was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tosco Corporation. This Fortune 100 company, listed on the NYSE, was the largest independent oil refiner and marketer of oil products in the United States, with annualized revenues of approximately $25.0 billion when it  [TOSCO]   was sold to Philips Petroleum Company in September 2001. Mr. O’Malley’s extensive experience in and knowledge of the refining industry, as well as his proven leadership skills and management experience provides the board with valuable leadership, and for these reasons we believe Mr. O’Malley is qualified to serve as Chairman of our board of directors.

COLOR CODE
PETROPLUS     TOSCO
PBF                     CONOCOPHILLIPS
PREMCOR        EXXONMOBIL
VALERO            
     
 
Thomas Nimbley
Mr. Nimbley has served as PBF's Chief Executive Officer since June of 2010 and was appointed to the board of directors in October of 2014. Prior thereto, he served as a Principal for Nimbley Consultants LLC from June 2005 to March 2010, where he provided consulting services and assisted on the acquisition of two refineries. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Refining for Phillips Petroleum Company and subsequently Senior Vice President and head of Refining for ConocoPhillips' domestic refining system (13 locations) following the merger of Phillips and Conoco. Before joining Phillips at the time of its acquisition of Tosco in September 2001, Mr. Nimbley served in various positions with Tosco Corporation and its subsidiaries starting in April 1993.
 
Spencer Abraham
Spencer Abraham has served as a director of PBF Energy since October 2012. Mr. Abraham is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the international strategic consulting firm The Abraham Group, which he founded in 2005. Prior to starting The Abraham Group, Mr. Abraham served as Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush from 2001 through January 2005 and was a U.S. Senator for the State of Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Prior to serving as a U.S. Senator, Mr. Abraham held various other public and private sector positions in the public policy arena. Mr. Abraham serves as a director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and GenOn Energy, Inc. and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lynx Global Realty Asset Fund Onshore LLC. He was previously a director of ICx Technologies and non-executive Chairman of Areva Inc. Mr. Abraham also serves on the boards or advisory committees of several private companies, including Deepwater Wind, LLC, Green Rock Energy, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and C3. Mr. Abraham’s extensive political and financial experience in the energy sector, including as the Secretary of Energy of the United States, as a U.S. Senator and as a board member of various public companies in the oil and gas sector, provides him with unique and valuable insights into the industry in which we operate and the markets that we serve, and for these reasons we believe that Mr. Abraham is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Jefferson F. Allen
Jefferson F. Allen has served as a director of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011 and has been a director of the Board of Directors of PBF LLC since March 2011. Mr. Allen serves as chairman of our audit committee for PBF. Mr. Allen has over 35 years experience in the oil industry. Before his retirement in 2005, Mr. Allen most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Premcor at the time of its sale to Valero in 2005. In addition, from 2002 until 2005 Mr. Allen served on Premcor’s Board of Directors and from 2002 until 2004 was Chairman of its Audit Committee. Prior to his service with Premcor, Mr. Allen was the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Tosco Corporation from 1990, and served as its President from 1995, until its merger with Phillips Petroleum Company in September 2001. Before joining Tosco, his previous energy industry experience was in the international exploration and production business for 14 years. Mr. Allen’s industry specific experience as a financial expert and board member of a public company, provides our board with a unique perspective and insight, and for these reason we believe Mr. Allen is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Wayne A. Budd
Wayne A. Budd has over 40 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors, and since 2004 is a Senior Counsel of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel and a Director of John Hancock Financial Services Inc. from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Budd served as Group President, New England, of Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications Inc.) from 1996 to 2000. He served as a Senior Partner of Goodwin Procter LLP from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1994 to 1997, which he was appointed to by President Bill Clinton. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Budd served as an Associate Attorney General of the United States, overseeing the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Anti-Trust Divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons. From 1989 to 1992, he was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He previously served as a director of Tosco Corp. and Premcor Inc. He currently serves as a director at McKesson Corporation. Mr. Budd is the past Chairman of the National Board of the American Automobile Association and currently serves as a director of the American Automobile Association of Southern New England. Mr. Budd’s extensive legal experience and as a board member of public entities, including in the refining sector, provides our board with a beneficial perspective and insight, and for these reasons we believe Mr. Budd is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Gene Edwards
Gene Edwards has over 35 years of experience in the energy and refining sectors. Most recently he retired from Valero in April of 2014 where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Mr. Edwards began his career with Valero as an Analyst in Planning and Economics in 1982 and then served as Director of Business Development; Director of Petrochemical Products; Vice President of Planning and Business Development; Senior Vice President of Supply, Marketing & Transportation; Senior Vice President of Planning, Business Development and Risk Management and as Senior Vice President of Product Supply and Trading. Prior to joining Valero, he was an energy analyst with Pace Consultants and a refinery process engineer with Citgo. He previously served as a director of CST Brands, a spin-off of Valero, from May to October 2013. Mr. Edwards has served as a director of Green Plains Energy since June 2014. Mr. Edwards’ decades of experience in all aspects of the refining sector provides our board with additional industry-specific knowledge from an individual deeply connected with the independent refining sector.
 
William Hantke
Mr. Hantke has served as a director of PBF Energy since February of 2016. He brings to PBF significant experience as a financial expert and board member of public entities, including those in the refining sector. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Hantke served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Premcor, Inc. Prior to his tenure at Premcor, Mr. Hantke served as the Corporate Vice President of Development of Tosco Corporation from 1999 to 2001. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Hantke served as the Corporate Controller of Tosco, and from 1990 to 1993, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Seminole Fertilizer Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tosco. Mr. Hantke has served as a director of NRG Energy since 2006 and is currently the chair of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee. He has previously served as a director of Texas Genco, LLC, Process Energy Solutions (where he was non-executive chairman) and a director and vice-chairman of NTR Acquisition Co., a petroleum refining acquisition vehicle.
 
Dennis M. Houston
Dennis M. Houston has served as a director of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011 and has been a director of the Board of Directors of PBF LLC since June 2011. Mr. Houston has approximately 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry, including over 35 years with ExxonMobil and its related companies. At the time of his retirement from ExxonMobil in May 2010, Mr. Houston held the positions of Executive Vice President Refining & Supply, Chairman and President of ExxonMobil Sales & Supply LLC and Chairman of Standard Tankers Bahamas Limited. Mr. Houston’s experience also includes engineering and management positions in Exxon’s refining organization and positions in Lubes and Supply. Mr. Houston’s extensive operational experience in the oil and gas industry, including as a manager of a global refining organization, provides him with valuable insight into the markets in which we operate and provides a unique perspective to our board, and for these reasons we believe that Mr. Houston is qualified to serve on our board.
 
Edward F. Kosnik
Edward F. Kosnik has served as a director of PBF Energy since February 20, 2013. Mr. Kosnik serves on our audit committee. For almost 30 years he worked in various fields including banking, insurance, real estate, technology, manufacturing and energy, holding positions that included Chairman, President and CEO, and CFO. Before his retirement in 2001, he most recently served in positions including President and Chief Executive Officer of Berwind Corporation, a diversified, industrial real estate and financial services company, from 1997 until 2001. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Alexander and Alexander Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and as Chairman, President and CEO of JWP Inc. from 1992 to 1994. In addition, Mr. Kosnik has served on the boards and audit committees of Steelpath MLP Funds Trust from January 2010 to December 2012, Semgroup Energy Partners LP from July 2008 to November 2009, Premcor Inc. from November 2004 to September 2005, and Buckeye Partners LP from December 1986 to September 2007. Mr. Kosnik also served on Marquette University’s Board of Trustees and its audit committee from September 2006 to September 2009. Mr. Kosnik’s experience as a financial expert and board member of public entities including in the refining and logistics sectors, provides our board with a beneficial perspective and insight, and for these reason we believe Mr. Kosnik is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Robert J. Lavinia
Mr. Lavinia has served as a director of PBF Energy since February 2016. He brings to PBF industry-specific experience as an executive and board member of a public refining company. He began his career at the Gulf Oil Corporation and Phibro Energy Corporation. In 1985, he took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill Petroleum Company, Phibro’s refining division. In 1992, he joined Tosco Corporation, where he served as a Senior Vice President and the President of Tosco Marketing with over 6,000 gas and convenience stores in 32 states with more than 20,000 employees. From 2002 to 2006, he served on the board of Transcor SA, a Belgium-based company with trading operations around the world, and from 2005-2006, he served as Chairman of Pasadena Refining, a Transcor subsidiary. In 2007, he joined Petroplus Holdings AG, the largest European independent refining and wholesale marketing company and he became the CEO in March 2008. In September 2009, he retired from Petroplus and remained a board member until 2012. Mr. Lavinia was formerly a director at Big West Oil.
 
Eija Malmivirta
Eija Malmivirta has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. Ms. Malmivirta served in various positions at Neste Oy from 1969 to 1996, most recently as an Executive Vice President, Head of Neste International Oil Trading and Supply. She served as the Chairman and principal owner of Merei Energy Oy Ltd., an oil trading company, from 1996 to 2002. Ms. Malmivirta served as a member of the Board of Directors of Kemira Oyj, a chemical company from 1997 to 2008, VR Group Ltd. (Finnish Railways) from 1993 to 2006, National Emergency Supply Agency from 1997 to 2009, all located in Helsinki, Finland. She was also a board member for Tosco Corporation from 1997 to 2001, Premcor from 2002 to 2004 and Petroplus from 2006 to 2011. Ms. Malmivirta’s extensive oil industry expertise and public entity board member experience, including in the refining sector, provides our board with added depth and strategic insight.




From: wiki

[TOSCO WAS BOUGHT IN 2001 BY PHILLIPS WHICH MERGED WITH CONOCO TO FORM CONOCO PHILLIPS IN 2002 AND LATER SPUN OFF ASSETS TO FORM PHILLIPS 66 IN 2012.]


Thomas D. O'Malley 
1942– 


COLOR CODE
PETROPLUS     PBF
PREMCOR     VALERO
TOSCO     CONOCO PHILLIPS
EXXONMOBIL



Fire erupts at Delaware City oil refinery

A fire ripped through part of a refinery in Delaware City on Friday afternoon.


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1. History of Tosco Corporation – FundingUniverse
        by David Lincoln 

Template Tosco was founded in 1955 under the name Oil Shale Corporation. The company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada, but made its headquarters in the Los Angeles area.  The project won some early support from the U.S. government, but interest from other sources was meager and the initiative soon died out.

 in 1965 when it joined West Coast oil giant Atlantic Richfield in forming the Colony Shale Oil Project..  It sold part of its interest in Colony Shale Oil to Atlantic Richfield for $8 million, staggered some observers in the investment community by leveraging itself to the hilt, and then went on a buying spree. In 1970 it acquired the Signal Oil & Gas refinery in Bakersfield, California, for $22.5 million. In 1976 it acquired $222 million of Phillips Petroleum's West Coast property, including the giant Avon Refinery in Concord, California. These moves gave the company a refining capacity of more than 200,000 barrels per day, making it the third-largest independent refiner in the United States and the largest supplier of gasoline to independent marketers on the West Coast.  Morton Winston, a lawyer who became a full-time executive with the company in 1964, was named president in 1971 . Morton Winston was an anomaly in an industry in which most top managers had backgrounds in geology, engineering, or finance. As a graduate student in the early 1950s, he aspired to become a literary scholar and chairman of a college English department. Later, after a stint in the Coast Guard, he entered Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard in 1958, Winston spent a year clerking for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, then joined a New York law firm that specialized in advising small, entrepreneurial companies. He made his first contacts with Oil Shale Corporation in 1961 and joined the company shortly thereafter.

As chief executive officer of Tosco, Winston made no effort to hide his unusual background in the humanities. He composed poetry in his spare time and encouraged his executives to memorize Bartlett's Quotations. Associates said that he conducted meetings not unlike a soft-spoken college professor conducting a class. But all the points that Winston earned on style would have gone for naught if the company had not fared well during his tenure. Despite his admission that Tosco had moved into the refining business rather later than it should have, the company nonetheless showed a tenfold increase in earnings between 1975 and 1980.

In 1980 the Atlantic Richfield Company sold its 60 percent share in Colony to Exxon Corporation for $300 million. Construction began at last on a processing plant that was scheduled to be completed in 1986 or 1987. Questions about the plant, however, soon presented themselves. Rising capital costs (from 1980 to 1982, Exxon and Tosco spent $400 million between them on Colony) and a levelling off in the price of crude oil raised doubts about the economic feasibility of the project. 

For its part, Tosco received $380 million worth of compensation from Exxon for its share of Colony. The initial agreement between the two companies had stipulated that Exxon would have to buy out its stake in the venture if it ever pulled out, and Tosco exercised that clause in the contract.

This attempt to recover from the Colony disaster was insufficient to forestall a major reorganization. With Tosco reeling from a first quarter loss of nearly $77 million and still saddled with more than $700 million in bank debt, Morton Winston stepped down as CEO in June 1983 and was replaced by Matthew Talbot. One of Talbot's first acts was to announce the layoffs of 15 top executives and the consolidation of Tosco's seven divisions into two.
The reorganization did little to ease Tosco's difficulties. Sagging crude oil and gasoline prices made things difficult for a company that suddenly found refining to be its sole source of support. Tosco lost over $677 million between 1983 and 1986, and, after buying out dissident shareholders inspired by Good, found itself so deeply in debt that its creditors decreed that it should hire investment banker Bear Stearns to help arrange a takeover. There were, however, no takers. The company's stock fell to $2.75 per share, down from its high of $45 in 1980. Feeling that a change of leadership was necessary, Tosco's directors forced Talbot to resign in June of 1986 and replaced him two months later with company chairman Clarence Frame. In the meantime, Tosco sold its Bakersfield refinery to Texaco for $22 million.
The next year 1988, Argus Energy, a Connecticut-based investment partnership, announced that it had acquired a 40-percent interest in Tosco. In 1989 the company acquired Seminole Fertilizer, but this did not stop the widespread takeover speculation and uncertainty over Tosco's status. Later that year, Argus Energy head man Thomas O'Malley, by now a Tosco director, succeeded Clarence Frame as chief executive officer.
One of the company's first actions under O'Malley was to announce that it was entertaining takeover bids. Tosco claimed that at least three multinational corporations made offers, but refused to announce the identity of the suitors. Informed speculation had it that one suitor was British Petroleum, which was said to be interested in establishing a presence on the West Coast through Tosco's Avon refinery. Neither party ever confirmed that this was so, however.
Tosco declared in 1991 that none of the offers it had received were satisfactory, and that it would remain independent. The company then declared that it would consolidate operations and cut administrative costs by closing down its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Initially, Tosco declared that it would find a headquarters site in northern California, closer to the Avon refinery. But it ultimately wound up moving to Stamford, Connecticut, the home of Argus Energy.
Indeed, the move may have signalled that Tosco intended to shift geographical direction and develop a presence on the East Coast as significant as its presence on the West Coast. In December 1992 the company acquired Exxon's Bayway refinery[BUILT IN 1909], located in Linden, New Jersey, for $175 million. The acquisition made it the second-largest independent refiner in the United States.
Principal Subsidiaries: AZL Resources, Inc.; Diablo Service Corp.; Seminole Fertilizer Corp.; The Lion Group, Ltd.; The Oil Shale Corp.; Tosco Corp.; Tosco International Finance; Toscopetro Corp.; Tosco Trading, Transportation & Supply, Inc.; Western Hemisphere Corp.
Source: International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 7. St. James Press, 1993.

COLONY OIL SHALE PROJECT
Over time the project was developed by a consortium of different companies until it was terminated by Exxon on 2 May 1982 a day which is known amongst locals as "Black Sunday".[1]

In 1969 Atlantic Richfield Company joined the project acquiring part of Tosco's stake.[5]

In 1974 Ashland Oil and Shell Oil Company joined the project.[7][9] In the late 1970s Standard Oil of Ohio, Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Shell and Ashaland Oil sold their shares to Atlantic Richfield Company.[7][10][11] As a result of these transactions Tosco owned 40% of shares and Atlantic Richfield Company owned 60% of shares in the project.
In 1980 Atlantic Richfield Company sold its share to Exxon for $300 million.[6] In 1981 the Colony Development started a construction of the commercial scale shale oil plant.[3] On 2 May 1982 Exxon announced the termination of the project because of low oil-prices and increased expenses laying off more than 2,000 workers resulting in the date becoming known among locals as "Black Sunday".[1][2][3] According to the shareholders agreement in a case of project termination Exxon had an obligation to buy out Tosco's shares. It paid $380 million worth of compensation.[6]


During its existence the project produced 270 thousand barrels (43×103 m3) of shale oil.[4][ WORTH ABOUT 5.4 MILLION AT $20 barrel]
At the moment of cancellation the estimated costs would exceed $5.5 billion in then-year dollars or about $10 billion in 2005 dollars.[3]



1. History of Tosco Corporation – FundingUniverse
Tosco Corporation is one of the largest independent refiners of petroleum products in the United States. Once a major player in American efforts to develop  ...

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2. Tosco Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tosco (The Oil Shale COrporation) was an independent US based petroleum refining and marketing corporation. It was founded in 1955 in Santa Monica, ...

 leaving Tosco unable to keep the venture viable in spite of a $1.1 million loan guarantee from the U.S. government. Exxon claimed the project's projected $6 billion price tag made the project no longer feasible, but Exxon was required to purchase Tosco's 40% share in the project as a result of their withdrawal.[2]

Acquisitions[edit]
In 1996, Tosco acquired the Circle K chain of convenience stores. In 1997, Tosco bought the rights to the Union 76brand of gas stations and the western United States refining and marketing operations from Unocal.[4]
Mergers[edit]
Tosco merged with Phillips Petroleum in 2001. [5] Phillips merged with Conoco in 2002 to become ConocoPhillips, who spun off the Circle K stores to Canadian-based Alimentation Couche-Tard.
1999 refinery accident[edit]
On February 23, 1999, four workers at the Avon Refinery in Concord were burned to death after they tried to replace a leaky oil pipe. The San Francisco Chronicle reported [6] that one Tosco employee, Anthony Creggett, claimed shortly after the fire that plant managers had refused a request by four workers to shut down the high-temperature distillation tower during the repairs on the pipe.



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3. Oil Merger: Phillips Buys Tosco for $7B - ABC News
With its $7 billion stock purchase of Tosco Corp., Phillips Petroleum Co. added considerable heft to its refining operations at a time when the oil industry is ...

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4. Phillips Petroleum Agrees to Buy Tosco - latimes
Feb 5, 2001 ... Phillips Petroleum Co. said Sunday that it will acquire Tosco Corp. for $7 ... Combining with Tosco, Phillips would have a refining capacity of 1.7 ...

Tosco, already the No. 3 refiner with eight facilities, has two gasoline refineries in California--one in Wilmington, the other east of San Francisco--that turn out an average of 240,000 barrels a day, or about 21% of the state's output. Tosco is based in Stamford, Conn.
It also accounts for about 17% of gasoline sales in the state through its 2,100 stations under the "76" brand. Overall, it operates 6,400 gas stations in 32 states.


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5. Tosco Refining California | Mesothelioma and Asbestos Jobsites
Tosco Refining California, an oil refinery with a location in Wilmington, California employed oil refinery workers that may have been exposed to asbestos and ...


Since the 1980s, however, the company has backed off those efforts and now focuses solely on standard petroleum-based fuels and phosphate-based fertilizers.
Tosco operates large refineries in Wilmington and Martinez, California (near Los Angeles).
Oil Shale Corporation in 1955. It was headquartered in Los Angeles. Over time, Oil Shale made some strategic alliances that allowed it to grow, including joining with Atlantic Richfield in 1965 and acquiring the Signal Oil and Gas refinery in Bakersfield in 1970

In the News
In February of 1999, Tosco's Martinez refinery was the site of an explosion in which four workers died. In November of that year, Tosco's Wilmington refinery was the site of a fire in a holding tank. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was contained.
Tiny particles of asbestos enter into the atmosphere, however, as asbestos-containing transite ages and becomes prone to crumbling. Asbestos when it is in this state is called friable, which is defined as easy to pulverize. In addition, industrial kilns often contained friable asbestos in insulation linings.
The Problem with Friable Asbestos
Asbestos fibers, when friable, can be readily dispersed into the environment. Medical conditions like asbestosis and cancer can result from the inhalation of asbestos. Another uncommon, and generally fatal, disease linked to asbestos is mesothelioma. The pleural variety of mesothelioma, one which affects the tissue that lies between the lungs and the pleural cavity, is the most common. When the airborne particles settle on food or drinks and are subsequently swallowed, pericardial or peritoneal mesothelioma can result, although they are less common than pleural mesothelioma.
Increased pressure from the press, medical scientists and citizen groups forced the creation of rules controlling how to use asbestos. The use of asbestos was more prevalent, however, when places like Tosco Corporation were built. Any asbestos that remains from then may still pose a health hazard if care is not taken during remodeling projects.
The Lurking Hazard of Asbestos
Asbestos-related diseases, unlike most work-related injuries, which are readily observed and known about soon after the incident, can take many, many years to develop. When a former employee starts showing symptoms such as breathlessness, pain in the chest or abdomen and chronic coughing, his or her physician might not immediately recognize asbestos exposure as a cause, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Men and women who were employed by or lived near oil refineries like Tosco Corporation's California facilities therefore should ask their doctors for mesothelioma information. Furthermore, spouses of these people are also in danger, as unless strict decontamination protocols, including the use of workplace-only clothing and on-site showers, were enforced, it was all too common for personnel to bring particles of asbestos on their skin, in their hair, or on their clothes. Mesothelioma surgery is available to some patients and can improve the quality of life.


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6. Ownership of U.S. petroleum refineries has changed significantly ...
Jan 29, 2014 ... The ownership of refineries today reflects multiple changes since 2000. For example, in January 2000 Tosco (5th-largest U.S. refiner), Conoco ...

 the number of refineries and companies both declined over the same period, as the concentration of refining capacity among the top five companies increased from 38% in 2000 to 44% in 2013.

[THIS INDICATES THAT CONSOLIDATION AND ACQUISITION OCCURRING AMONG THE LARGEST REFINERS WITH FEWER REFINERIES,     SO WHY WERE THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS GOING UP]



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7. Tosco Avon Refinery Petroleum Naphtha Fire - Investigations | the ...
On February 23, 1999, a fire occurred in the crude unit at Tosco Corporation. Avon oil refinery in Martinez, California. Workers were attempting to replace piping ...
Mar 28, 2001
Federal Investigation of Tosco Refinery Fire Finds Flawed Management Supervision

(Washington, DC - March 28, 2001) A fire at Tosco's Avon refinery in Martinez, California, could have been prevented by better management supervision of safety, according to the final report of the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The report culminates an exhaustive two-year investigation of the 1999 petroleum fire that claimed the lives of four workers. The Avon refinery was acquired by UDS Corporation last year.
According to Board Member Irv Rosenthal, "Better management of job planning and execution could have prevented this tragedy. Our investigation uncovered two root causes of the accident. First, Avon refinery management did not have an effective process for assessing the dangers of maintenance operations and implementing needed safeguards. Second, neither the parent Tosco Corporation nor the facility management had investigated or corrected a pattern of serious unsafe practices at the Avon refinery."
The incident occurred on February 23, 1999, two years after an explosion at the refinery killed one and injured 46 others. Management deficiencies were also a significant factor in that incident, according to a federal report.
The 1999 incident occurred as workers attempted to remove and replace a leaky petroleum pipe which was attached to an operating oil distillation tower, known as a fractionator. Over a 13-day period prior to the accident, workers had repeatedly tried to isolate and drain the pipe, but leaking and corroded shut-off valves hampered their efforts. At the time of the incident, the pipe still contained a significant volume of pressurized naphtha, a highly flammable petroleum mixture similar to gasoline. While workers were in the process of replacing the pipe, the naphtha was released and burst into flame, killing the four workers. At the time of the fire, workers were p
          Series All american saison 1 episode 11 VOSTFR Nouvelle episode Streaming et Téléchargement      Cache   Translate Page      
All american S 1 Ep 11 VOSTFR
Spencer James, un jeune athlète issu des quartiers difficiles de la banlieue de Los Angeles, est recruté par le prestigieux Beverly Hills High, afin quil rejoigne léquipe de football américain du lycée. Tout en tentant de sadapter à ce nouvel environnement très aisé, au sein duquel il nest pas forcément le bienvenu, Spencer débute alors une nouvelle vie, qui le mènera petit à petit, mais non sans embûches, vers son rêve : devenir footballeur professionnel.Inspirée de la vie du joueur de football américain Spencer Paysinger

          The Gentlemen's Club      Cache   Translate Page      


It is a shocking fact that  after sinking The Gentlemen's Club in oil. Plains All American Pipeline was rescued from allowing the oil in the broken pipeline to also flood into the Los Angeles River.  






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          Tech TalkAt WorkTest and Measurement Differential Lidar Catches "Fugitive" Methane on the Fly      Cache   Translate Page      
From:  IEEE Spectrum


By Douglas McCormick
Posted 
Image: Steve Karcher, Ball Aerospace
The methane plume imaged from a light aircraft by Methane Monitor: real-time [left] and processed [right].


In 2015, methane accounted for 655 million kilograms  of the 7.1 billion kilograms of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere of the United States alone. The energy sector was responsible for just under half of the methane released, about 279 million kg—lost product with a value of hundreds of millions of dollars.
So detecting leaks from the 2.6 million miles of natural gas pipelines snaking across America is properly both a business and an environmental priority. Air surveillance has reduced serious pipeline leaks by 39 percent since 2009, but there have still been 250 serious incidents in the past 8 years. These include a San Bruno, Calif., pipeline blast that killed eight people in 2010 and the Aliso Canyon leak in 2016—which released about 97 million kilograms of methane, essentially doubling the Greater Los Angeles area’s usual volume of methane emissions from all sources for a three month period.
Until now, efforts to detect what the industry calls “fugitive emissions” have been constrained by the instrument sensitivity and response times. Airborne surveillance required low-flying, slow-moving, expensive-to-run helicopters.
A new approach increases sensitivity and tightens control of timing and synchronization to permit the system to operate at higher speeds and higher altitudes—allowing a shift from helicopters to faster-moving, higher-flying single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft, which are less expensive to own and operate. The innovation earned Ball Aerospace & Technologies engineers Steve Karcher, Phil Lyman, and Jarett Bartholomew the Engineering Impact Award for Energy at NIWeek 2017 in Austin, Tex. The award was presented on 23 May. MORE







          Southern California Gas to pay $8.5 million to settle lawsuit over Aliso Canyon leak      Cache   Translate Page      
From:  LA Times 

by Tony Barboza
February 8, 2017
A tarp covers the well where the 2015 gas leak occurred at the Aliso Canyon storage facility near L.A.'s Porter Ranch neighborhood. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)
Southern California Gas Co. will pay $8.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by air quality regulators over the Aliso Canyon gas leak and will fund a study of community health effects. 
The settlement with the South Coast Air Quality Management District, announced Wednesday, resolves a dispute over the months-long leak of methane from the gas company’s Aliso Canyon storage facility above the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The facility has been shut down since a well blowout in late October 2015 resulted in the worst methane leak in U.S. history. The invisible gas spewed for nearly four months, causing 8,000 residents to flee their homes, many complaining of headaches, nosebleeds and nausea. MORE
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          Feinstein's/54 Below presents Susan Edwards Martin      Cache   Translate Page      

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Susan Edwards MARTIN in "THE ORIGINAL LADY BLUES OF TORCH SONG TRILOGY IS BACK IN TOWN!", on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30pm. An unpredictable musical evening with the song stylings and comedy of Broadway's Susan Edwards Martin, featuring music from the American Songbook, Broadway and her own original Broadway bound show, UNLIMITED! YOU'LL HAVE THE TIME OF HER LIFE! with a virtual appearance by Harvey Fierstein! This multi-talented and captivating performer is someone you do NOT want to miss!

Susan Edwards Martin, is the original "Lady Blues" in Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award winning Broadway play, Torch Song Trilogy. She most recently performed her critically acclaimed cabaret show at Vitello's in Los Angeles and starred as Minnie in the Musical Theatre Guild's production of MINNIE'S BOYS. Ms. Edwards Martin is currently in production of her original musical, Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life! with a virtual appearance by Harvey Fierstein!

Susan is accompanied by the outstanding award winning musician, John McDaniel on the ivories! McDaniel was the music director and/or arranger for Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn, Taboo, Annie Get Your Gun, Patti LuPone in Concert, Grease, and Company. He has frequently collaborated with Rosie O'Donnell, including as a producer and composer as well as her bandleader for her Emmy-winning talk show. In Los Angeles, John recently arranged & orchestrated the highest grossing show in the history of The Geffen Playhouse, LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE. He also directed and conducted HAIR and INTO THE WOODS in concert at the historic Patchogue Theatre in New York.

Susan Edwards MARTIN in "THE ORIGINAL LADY BLUES OF TORCH SONG TRILOGY IS BACK IN TOWN!" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54thStreet) Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30pm There is a $35-$45 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Susan Edwards Martin, is the original "Lady Blues" in Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award winning Broadway play, Torch Song Trilogy. She most recently performed her critically acclaimed cabaret show at Vitello's in Los Angeles and starred as Minnie in the Musical Theatre Guild's production of MINNIE'S BOYS. Ms. Edwards Martin is currently in production of her original Broadway bound musical, Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life! with a virtual appearance by Harvey Fierstein!

Susan has been in many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Suicide (starring Derek Jacobi) and the long-running musical comedy Scrambled Feet. National Tours include Prince of Grand Street (with Robert Preston) and Stephen Schwartz's The Magic Show. Ms. Edwards Martin has numerous television credits including a recurring role on Days of Our Lives, guest appearances on "NYPD Blue", "Designing Women", "Dallas", "Designing Women", "Falcon Crest", "Colombo" and "Perry Mason" to name a few. Her national commercials include Disney Destinations, Walmart, Dunkin' Donuts, DirectTV and appearing with Patti LaBelle as her pianist and singing partner for Prempro.

Susan starred as 'Jenny Grossinger' with the L.A. Jewish Symphony in a concert version of Grossinger's...The Last Resort and headlined on the luxury Crystal Symphony Film & Theatre cruise.

Susan has toured extensively on the Florida circuit, performed for corporate and private events, both nationally and internationally and was a winner in the Latin category of the International John Lennon Songwriting Competition for her song "El Amor Te Aspera".

Ms. Edwards Martin is an accomplished singer, musician, actress, composer, and comedienne and enjoys sharing her passion for Broadway and beyond. She creates an atmosphere of intimacy which makes everyone feel as if they're being entertained in their own living room!

This multi-talented and captivating performer is someone you do NOT want to miss!

For more information please visit: www.unlimitedsusanedwardsmartin.com

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins


          BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - George Gershwin      Cache   Translate Page      

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring George Gershwin, in honor of Matt Baker's upcoming Birdland show- A Rhapsody of Gershwin on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 pm.

Fallin is an internationally published caricature artist whose work has appeared in many publications including the L.A. Times, The New Yorker Magazine, the Washington Post, In Style magazine, Playbill and for nearly 20 years, the Wall Street Journal.

Ken's intricately detailed pen and ink portraits of celebrities from the diverse worlds of entertainment, politics, finance, sports and pop culture have been featured in many ad campaigns and special events for HBO, CBS news, BMG music, American Express, Walt Disney Productions and New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company

Ken's career began in 1984 when he first created the witty pen and ink caricatures of famous theatrical personalities for the phenomenally successful satirical revue, "Forbidden Broadway". These drawings became inextricably linked with the show, and new artwork was created for subsequent editions of the show for the next 30 years.

In addition to his commercial work, Ken's original artwork can be found in the private collections of many celebrated clients, including Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Sir Patrick Stewart, Barbara Cook, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, John Laroquette, Bradley Cooper, and Barbra Streisand.

In 2010, Ken was honored to be nominated for an EMMY award for his animated commercial for CNBC's "Squawk Box" TV show. A number of Ken's portraits hang in New York's venerable Player's Club and several of his posters are in the Permanent Collection of London's Victoria and Albert Museum. He has had one-man shows in Los Angeles and New York City.

Illustration by Ken Fallin. To inquire about prints or original art: kenfallin@verizon.net


          Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution Tour at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Jul 23, 2019 – presale code      Cache   Translate Page      

WiseGuys has the Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution Tour pre-sale code! This is a great chance for you to order Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution Tour performance tickets before they go on sale. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Mettavolution Tour presale password You don’t want to miss Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettavolution Tour’s event in Los Angeles do you? Tickets may sell out fast when they go on sale: during the presale you can purchase your tickets before they become sold out!
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          Drake Brings Out LeBron James While Performing "Sicko Mode" With Travis Scott in Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
For his second show in Los Angeles, Drake brings out L.A. Laker LeBron James and Travis Scott. Continue reading…
          (USA-CA-Mission Viejo) RN- Home Health      Cache   Translate Page      
St. Joseph Home Care Services is calling a Home Health Registered Nurse to see patients in/around: Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar,Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods. • Easy to use Kinnser EMR including I-Pad, I-Phone. • 4 week orientation & job specific training program including skill labs, in-field preceptorship & working with our talented Nurse Education Team. As the Home Health Registered Nurse you will assesses patients for skilled home health needs, develops and initiates a plan of care with the physician approval and provides nursing care, ordered by the physician to patients in their place of residence. This position is Per Diem, 2 days per week of availability required. Essential Functions: • Completes comprehensive assessments, including OASIS items, accurately and timely at specific time-points as defined by regulation and agency policy. • Develops a plan of care, in collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver and physician orders including frequency and duration of nursing visits, specific care or treatments to be provided, appropriate goals, medications, other disciplines needed and discharge plan. • Implements and provides nursing care, treatment and services according to the plan of care and accepted standards of care, including patient educations and any IV or other medications required to be administered by the nurse. • Communicates changes in patient status, patient issues and concerns and changes in orders to the Physician, Clinical Manager and Clinical Supervisor according to agency guidelines. Additional Requirements: • Participate in weekend, on-call and holiday rotation. Minimum Position Qualifications: Education: Completes necessary education to attain RN Licensure in state of California. Experience: 1 year of professional nursing experience required. License / Certification: Current California RN license; CA Driver's License and current automobile liability insurance; current Basic Life Support. Preferred Position Qualifications: • IV and Central lines experience • Wound care including use of negative pressure devices • Home health field experience Since 1988, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services has been a trusted leader in home health, hospice and infusion pharmacy, helping clients throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire receive the quality care they need in the comfort of their home. A member of the St. Joseph Hoag Health alliance, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services is guided by our core values of excellence, service, dignity and justice in everything we do. With over 700 caring employees, we are dedicated to restoring the health and well-being of clients and families at all stages of life’s journey.St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: SJH Home Health Network
          (USA-CA-Anaheim) RN- Home Health      Cache   Translate Page      
St. Joseph Home Care Services is calling a Home Health Registered Nurse to see patients in/around: Cerritos, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, CA. This is a full time, 40 hour per week position. • Easy to use Kinnser EMR including I-Pad, I-Phone. • 4 week orientation & job specific training program including skill labs, in-field preceptorship & working with our talented Nurse Education Team. As the Home Health Registered Nurse you will assesses patients for skilled home health needs, develops and initiates a plan of care with the physician approval and provides nursing care, ordered by the physician to patients in their place of residence. Essential Functions: • Completes comprehensive assessments, including OASIS items, accurately and timely at specific time-points as defined by regulation and agency policy. • Develops a plan of care, in collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver and physician orders including frequency and duration of nursing visits, specific care or treatments to be provided, appropriate goals, medications, other disciplines needed and discharge plan. • Implements and provides nursing care, treatment and services according to the plan of care and accepted standards of care, including patient educations and any IV or other medications required to be administered by the nurse. • Communicates changes in patient status, patient issues and concerns and changes in orders to the Physician, Clinical Manager and Clinical Supervisor according to agency guidelines. Additional Requirements: • Participate in weekend, on-call and holiday rotation. Minimum Position Qualifications: Education: Completes necessary education to attain RN Licensure in state of California. Experience: 1 year of professional nursing experience required. License / Certification: Current California RN license; CA Driver's License and current automobile liability insurance; current Basic Life Support. Preferred Position Qualifications: • IV and Central lines experience • Wound care including use of negative pressure devices • Home health field experience Since 1988, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services has been a trusted leader in home health, hospice and infusion pharmacy, helping clients throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire receive the quality care they need in the comfort of their home. A member of the St. Joseph Hoag Health alliance, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services is guided by our core values of excellence, service, dignity and justice in everything we do. With over 700 caring employees, we are dedicated to restoring the health and well-being of clients and families at all stages of life’s journey.St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: SJH Home Health Network
          (USA-CA-Culver City) Smashbox - Director, North America Consumer Engagement & Integrated Marketing      Cache   Translate Page      
**Smashbox - Director, North America Consumer Engagement & Integrated Marketing** **Brand:** Smashbox **Description** **About Us** Smashbox Cosmetics knows camera-ready beauty. Born out of Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles—the modern-day image factory where countless iconic celebrity and fashion images have been shot—we are a fast-growing, prestige cosmetics brand with domestic and international presence. Staying true to our L.A. studio roots, we are creative and trendsetting, yet laidback and accessible. We are currently seeking a Director, North America Consumer Engagement & Integrated Marketing to join our exceptional team in Culver City, CA. **About the Job** The Director, North America Consumer Engagement & Integrated Marketing will be responsible for translating global programs into integrated 360 marketing campaigns for the North American region, the largest region in the brand. Responsible for the strategy and alignment of all consumer engagement activities in the region including paid media, social media, influencer activities and experiential, this person will “connect the dots” across national marketing efforts and retailer specific efforts to ensure activities are aligned and that campaigns deliver upon expected KPIs and benchmarks. This position is supported by a Manager of Consumer Engagement & Social. **About Your Responsibilities** **Consumer Engagement & Integrated Marketing** + With a thorough understanding of 360 marketing planning and integrated marketing, will work cross functionally with Global Consumer Engagement, Global Creative and North America Sales and Trade Marketing to adapt global marketing campaigns for the North American region. Will “connect the dots” to align national marketing efforts such as paid media with retailer specific efforts such as co-op marketing/media ensuring a 360 approach to planning from in-store to digital + Responsible for master marketing calendar to align internal teams and avoid marketing and messaging overlap between key retailer and brand partners. Will lead and manage all marketing processes including internal marketing calendar reviews, brainstorming and all activation planning + Will direct competitive analysis, industry research, and assessment of best practices across the media, social and experiential marketing landscape. Will monitor internal best practices across the Estee Lauder Companies brands as well as track, share and work to proactively apply external trends **Media** + In partnership with the Executive Director of NA Marketing, will drive and execute all media (paid, social and influencer) and 360 marketing initiatives in support of brand messaging objectives and North American growth targets + With a thorough knowledge of digital first media campaigns, will be responsible for writing key campaign briefs, outlining campaign objectives and planning media cadence for each season. Will partner closely with the Director of North America Strategy & Analytics ensuring that all campaigns reflect and deliver upon consumer insights, address category trends and serve consumer and brand needs + Will work with Global Creative teams to ensure the right media assets for the region are created by campaign. During the production phase of campaign planning, will be responsible for ensuring all creative assets, campaign copy and ad links are delivered to agency partners meeting all planning deadlines. Will also help determine when region specific asset needs are required and will lead the planning, development and execution of such asset needs utilizing both internal and external resources **Social Media/Influencer Strategy** + Responsible for leading the development of the social & influencer strategy for North America across both “always on” programming in addition to supporting 360 campaigns and key product launches. Strategy will be shaped by consumer insights, competitive analysis, industry research, and assessment of best practices and KPIs + Will partner with the Manager, NA Consumer Engagement & Social to outline social and influencer campaign objectives for the year, focusing on growing brand engagement metrics, consumer sentiment and overall share of voice across the social space \#LI-JB1 **Qualifications** **About You** + Experience driving 360 marketing planning and integrated marketing programming with proven results + Significant digital media experience in either media planning or buying + Deep understanding of the media/social/editorial landscape, particularly in Digital + Experience with content creation/exposure to creative campaign development a plus + Excellent team player with the ability to build, foster and nurture supportive and collaborative relationships with internal team and external partners. Prior people management experience preferred. + Strong ability to influence and drive action. Highly-organized, detail and results-oriented + Background in Media/Agency/Experiential Marketing/Social Media marketing + 7 years of related Marketing experience + Four-year college degree or equivalent **Job:** Marketing **Primary Location:** Americas-US-CAA-Culver City **Job Type:** Standard **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** 1st (Day) Shift We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. **Job Number:** 194616
          (USA-CA-Mission Viejo) Physical Therapist- Home Health      Cache   Translate Page      
**In need of a Per Diem, Physical Therapist to provide services for the surrounding territories of: Santa Ana, Orange, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach/Niguel/Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente.** Job Summary: The physical therapist assists the physician in evaluating the patient’s level of function, develops and updates the plan of care and provides treatment as ordered by the attending physician. Essential Values-Based Competencies: Demonstrates values-based competencies in line with the four core values that are the foundation of all activities performed by employees in order to achieve the Mission of the St. Joseph Health System: Dignity: Demonstrates competence in communication and interpersonal relations. Excellence: Demonstrates competence in continuous improvement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork. Service: Demonstrates competence in customer/patient focus and adaptability. Justice: Demonstrates competence in community orientation and stewardship. Essential Functions: • Completes all assessments/evaluations, including OASIS if necessary, at specific time-points as defined by regulation and agency policy, accurately and timely. • Develops a plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver and physician including frequency and duration of therapy visits, specific treatments, appropriate goals, other disciplines needed and discharge plan. • Performs and documents physical therapy interventions including patient education according to the Plan of Care and adapts these actions as patient needs change, ensuring optimal outcomes. • Documents patient status in an accurate, timely and concise manner by use of EHR in patient home at the time of visit and synchronizes by 10:00AM the following day. • Communicates changes in the patient status, patient issues and concerns and changes in orders to the physician and the Clinical/Rehab Manager. • Designs and instructs a patient specific home exercise programs to patients, families and caregivers recommending and providing assistive equipment, as needed. • Contributes to patient case conferences an indicated, in order to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's care. • Practices infection control and universal precautions for self and others in patient care activities. • Advocate for quality patient outcomes communicating with authorization nurses and community vendors timely. • Maintains patient rights and dignity. • Enhances professional development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings and workshops. • Annually completes Compliance Education and understands applicable policies. • Meets the productivity standards of the organization Additional Responsibilities: • Performs other duties as assigned or requested. • Possesses knowledge of Medicare/Medical and insurance standards to ensure reimbursement for all services rendered. • Adheres to California Licensing Regulations for Home Health and performs duties within the Physical Therapy Scope of Practice and APTA guidelines. • Conforms to all applicable Agency policies and procedures. • Participates actively in continuing education and in-services. • Assumes responsibility for reporting incidents and complaints according to Agency policy. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) • Ability to prioritize and critically think. • Understanding of computer software and can easily adapt to computer programs. • Organizational skills • Ability to follow Agency's policies and applicable laws • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints, regulatory agencies or members of the business community • Time management • Flexibility to adapt to new and changing situations; participates as a team player to support the team and Agency needs. • Demonstrates Values based customer service skills Information Management: • Adheres to and maintains HIPAA standards Risk Management: • Cooperates fully in risk management activities and investigations. Safety Requirements: • Is knowledgeable of, observes and complies with Home Health Network Codes of Safe Practice, safety policies and emergency procedures. Additional Requirements: • Participates in weekend, on-call and holiday rotation Minimum Position Qualifications: • Education: Masters of Physical Therapy and/or a Doctorate of Physical Therapy based on graduating year. • License/Certification: California licensure; Basic Life Support certifcation; current California driver's license and proof of auto liability insurance. Preferred Position Qualifications: • Home Health experience. • One year in experience as a Physical Therapist. Environmental Conditions: • Knowledge of proper procedures for handling exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens. • Knowledge of the proper technique to handle exposure to hazardous material. Physical Requirements: Defined on the attached Physical Demand Analysis. Since 1988, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services has been a trusted leader in home health, hospice and infusion pharmacy, helping clients throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire receive the quality care they need in the comfort of their home. A member of the St. Joseph Hoag Health alliance, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services is guided by our core values of excellence, service, dignity and justice in everything we do. With over 700 caring employees, we are dedicated to restoring the health and well-being of clients and families at all stages of life’s journey.St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: SJH Home Health Network
          (USA-CA-Brea) Panel Management Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Summary: Manage the Heritage organization across the state with building and spreading provider panel management across all ambulatory sites. Responsibilities will include the development and implementation of policies and procedures in line with the strategic goals around patient access to services and improving the patient experience and satisfaction. In partnership with various physicians and leaders, this position will be responsible for providing recommendations and assisting in the implementation of these throughout the organization. Essential Values-Based, Leadership and Management Competencies: Demonstrates values-based competencies in line with the four core values that are the foundation of all activities performed by employees in order to achieve the Mission of the St. Joseph Health System. Dignity: Demonstrates competence in communication and interpersonal relations. Excellence: Demonstrates competence in continuous improvement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork. Service: Demonstrates competence in customer/patient focus and adaptability. Justice: Demonstrates competence in community orientation and stewardship. (As defined on the attached Values-Based Competency Model Form.) Essential Functions: • Build, manage and continuously improve an effective panel management program that monitors and proactively resolve issues to enable the organization to meet access objectives • Responsible for overseeing a small/medium work team to meet agreed business objectives through planning, organization, directing and controlling. Has direct managerial responsibilities for Panel Analyst(s) and their related work. • Focused on tactical management of daily operations for Access Management. • Recruit, select, train, discipline, discharge and develop analyst(s) competency. • Manage and coordinate project deliverables, timelines and project assignments to ensure timely completion of assignments of the Access team. • Responsible for the implementation of strategies and workflows developed to integrate panel management functions throughout the region and state. • Receives monthly panel report from analyst on PCP assignments and panel acuity to determine changes for recommendations for improving patient access to that provider. • Approves recommendations with medical director made by Analysts of unassigned patients to determine appropriate assignment. • Make recommendations to senior leaders based on the data regarding provider capacity to absorb new patients. Reviews findings with medical directors. • Assesses panel size against “right size” and discusses any needed adjustments with the medical director and/or management team. • Recommends changes in the practice management system based on ongoing analysis of access data. • Compiles data from Panel Analysts and studies overall trends of provider status changes (transfer, termination, sabbatical, medical leave, etc.) and makes recommendations on assigned panel of patients. • Oversees the reassignment of panel to other clinic providers according to panel capacity. • Oversees notification process to affected patients of new PCP assignment. Additional Responsibilities: • Performs all other duties as assigned. Age-Related Competencies: Demonstrates age appropriate communication skills for the population served. Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security. Need to maintain all practices to protect PHI and follow HIPAA guidelines. Risk Management: Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations. Safety Requirements: Is knowledgeable of, observes and complies with Codes of Safe Practice, safety policies and emergency procedures. Minimum Position Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, or related field required Experience: Five (5) + years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare, including financial planning, business development, and strategic planning with ability to drive innovation and take educated risks. Requires four (4) years of supervisory/management experience in a healthcare setting Licensure/Certification: None Computer Skills: Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: • Must be a dynamic leader, able to navigate a complex environment, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong project management and operations experience. • Able to make independent decisions and drive change within the organization across various teams • Proven ability to effectively interact and establish immediate credibility with all levels of management, physicians, staff, patients, and community leaders. • Effective influencing, negotiation, relationship-building and communication skills are essential. • Ability to work effectively under pressure due to changing priorities. • Ability to lead through influence and persuasion. • Knowledge of clinic operations (in order to interpret and validate data findings). • A customer service orientation (in order to facilitate transitions of care for patients changing providers or changing service locations). • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making capabilities. • Excellent organization skills; ability to produce quality work, quickly in a fast-paced environment. • Versatile and able to work creatively as part of a team. St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, SJHH has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values.St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: Heritage Healthcare
          (USA-CA-Anaheim) RN- Home Health      Cache   Translate Page      
St. Joseph Home Care Services is calling a Home Health Registered Nurse to see patients in/around Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Stanton, Westminster, Garden Grove and Santa Ana. • Full Time, 40 hours per week. • PTO, 401K, Affordable Health Benefit Plan • $3,000 sign on bonus! • Easy to use Kinnser EMR including I-Pad, I-Phone. • 4 week orientation & job specific training program including skill labs, in-field preceptorship & working with our talented Nurse Education Team. As the Home Health Registered Nurse you will assesses patients for skilled home health needs, develops and initiates a plan of care with the physician approval and provides nursing care, ordered by the physician to patients in their place of residence. Essential Functions: • Completes comprehensive assessments, including OASIS items, accurately and timely at specific time-points as defined by regulation and agency policy. • Develops a plan of care, in collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver and physician orders including frequency and duration of nursing visits, specific care or treatments to be provided, appropriate goals, medications, other disciplines needed and discharge plan. • Implements and provides nursing care, treatment and services according to the plan of care and accepted standards of care, including patient educations and any IV or other medications required to be administered by the nurse. • Communicates changes in patient status, patient issues and concerns and changes in orders to the Physician, Clinical Manager and Clinical Supervisor according to agency guidelines. Additional Requirements: • Participate in weekend, on-call and holiday rotation. Minimum Position Qualifications: Education: Completes necessary education to attain RN Licensure in state of California. Experience: 1 year of professional nursing experience required. License / Certification: Current California RN license; CA Driver's License and current automobile liability insurance; current Basic Life Support. Preferred Position Qualifications: • IV and Central lines experience • Wound care including use of negative pressure devices • Home health field experience Since 1988, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services has been a trusted leader in home health, hospice and infusion pharmacy, helping clients throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire receive the quality care they need in the comfort of their home. A member of the St. Joseph Hoag Health alliance, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services is guided by our core values of excellence, service, dignity and justice in everything we do. With over 700 caring employees, we are dedicated to restoring the health and well-being of clients and families at all stages of life’s journey.St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health, Home Care Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: SJH Home Health Network
          (USA-CA-Santa Rosa) Medical Assistant/ Medical Receptionist- Family Practice      Cache   Translate Page      
**JobSummary:** The Medical Assistant/Medical Receptionist works between the Back Office and Front Office as assigned. When performing duties as a Medical Assistant, this position is responsible for assisting the physician/provider with all general medicine or specialized medical practice duties under the general supervision of the Physician, Clinical Supervisor and or Clinical Manager. When performing duties in the Front Office this position handles incoming calls timely and efficiently, takes accurate and appropriate messages, assists and greets patients/visitors in a friendly and courteous manner, checks patients in and/or out collecting charges as required. Assists the department with various duties as needed, reports to the Front Office Lead, Receptionist Supervisor, Site Manager and/or Site Director. **EssentialValues-Based, Leadership and Management Competencies:** _Demonstrates values-based competencies in line with the four core values thatare the foundation of all activities performed by employees in order to achievethe Mission of the St. Joseph Health System._ **Dignity:** _Demonstratescompetence in communication and interpersonal_ relations. **Excellence:** _Demonstrates competence in continuousimprovement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork._ **Service:** _Demonstrates competence incustomer/patient focus and adaptability._ **Justice:** _Demonstrates competence in communityorientation and stewardship._ _(Asdefined on the attached Values-Based Competency Model Form.)_ **EssentialFunctions:** + Roomspatients utilizing best practice MA workflow and maintains patient flow perschedule and anticipates patient care needs, huddles and consults with provideras needed. 15% + Documentspatient information collected, care given and treatments provided as well ascharges in a clear and concise manner in EMR. 15%. + Assistswith patient phone messages/tasks and documents in EMR Conducts callbacks perprovider instruction in an efficient and timely manner, while maintainingproper telephone etiquette 15% + MaintainsCPR and other appropriate certifications 5% + Organizes,stocks (using a PAR & trigger system) and maintains an orderly, clean anduncluttered work area, including but not limited to exam rooms, procedure roomsand patient care areas 5% + Assistswith procedures and administers medications within the MA scope of practice andper provider orders. 5% + Answerstelephones efficiently and timely: using appropriate follow through inscreening and transferring calls, Accurately documents and distributes tasksmessages accordingly 15% + Maintainsknowledge of computer scheduling functions, using proper registrationprotocols, editing existing patient data, and utilizing proper visit types,maintaining knowledge of all providers schedules. 15% + Performsgeneral clerical duties, including faxing, copying filing, distribution ofmemos and daily schedules etc. as needed 5% + Overseesthe front area for cleanliness and safety, and continuous awareness of visitors2% + Maintaincompliance with Attendance & Punctuality Policy and proper recording ofhours worked 3% **AdditionalResponsibilities:** + Other duties may be assigned as needed. **Age-RelatedCompetencies:** + Humandevelopment knowledge/skills: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served including knowledge of the principles of growth and development and psychosocial characteristics and interventions for infant (0-1 year), child (1-5 years), school age (6-12 years), adolescent (13-17 years), young adult (18-45 years), middle adult (46-60 years), older adult (60+ years). + Age-specificpatient needs that employee is required to understand and meet: Demonstrates the ability to recognize age specific information related to age specific needs of the patient and provides appropriate care as needed. + Additionalrequirements: Demonstrates age appropriate communication skills for the patient population served. Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific community resources. + **Information Management:** Treats all information and data withinthe scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security. Adheres to HIPAA standards. Admitting personnel shall have access toall PHI gathered during the patient registration process, including insuranceinformation, admitting diagnosis and physicians involved in treatment of thepatient and admitting physician, as necessary to enable the personnel toperform their admitting and registration duties. Access shall be available only on duty and atwork. **InformationManagement:** Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security. Need to maintain all practices to protect PHI and follow HIPAA guidelines. **RiskManagement:** Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations _._ **SafetyRequirements:** Is knowledgeable of, observes and complies with Codes of Safe Practice, safety policies and emergency procedures. **MinimumPosition Qualifications:** **Education** : + Highschool Diploma or GED + Graduateof a State recognized vocational school or equivalent. **Licensure/Certification:** + MADiploma + CurrentCPR Certificate **Experience:** Entry level with less than 2 years experience as a Back Office Medical Assistant in an ambulatory care facility or medical group practice. **Computer Skills** : Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Window. **Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:** + Highlevel of customer services skills with a genuine caring approach to helpingpeople. + Maintaina positive attitude with changing conditions. + Demonstratesorganizational abilities. + Demonstratesdependability. + Operatesall general business equipment and assists office with all clerical needs + Requires good written and verbal communications skillsto communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. + General knowledge of healthcare insurance andterminology + Must be able to work under general supervision. + Musthave a professional and mature demeanor. + Abilityto multi-task and prioritize + Mustbe able to work in a fast-paced department and handle multiple tasks, work withinterruptions, and deal effectively with confidential information. **PreferredPosition Additional Qualifications:** **Computer Skills:** + Preferredprevious experience with computers and/or automated scheduling, EMR and/or IDXexperience is helpful but not required; prior experience preferred in handlingand balancing cash. **Other** : + BilingualEnglish/Spanish communication skills. **EnvironmentalConditions:** May include exposure to potentially hazardous material, infectious agents, contact with patients, public and staff. **PhysicalRequirements:** Sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, reaching, stooping, kneeling, pushing/pulling, lifting/carrying up to 24 lbs., and grasping. St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, SJHH has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values.St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: Heritage Healthcare
          (USA-CA-Brea) Lead Pharmacy Refill Tech      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Pharmacy Refill Supervisor for the Contact Center, the Lead Pharmacy Refill Technician for the Contact Center is responsible for supporting the patients, providers, and pharmacies. This position will act as a resource for the department for complex issues and problem resolution in relation to filling prescriptions. This position will lead a team of several Rx Refill Agents and Technicians. Essential Values-Based, Leadership and Management Competencies: Demonstrates values-based competencies in line with the four core values that are the foundation of all activities performed by employees in order to achieve the Mission of the St. Joseph Health System. Dignity: Demonstrates competence in communication and interpersonal relations. Excellence: Demonstrates competence in continuous improvement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork. Service: Demonstrates competence in customer/patient focus and adaptability. Justice: Demonstrates competence in community orientation and stewardship. Essential Functions: • This position is essential to ensure the patients, providers, and pharmacies receive the care and service they perceive they need at the time they are requesting. This person has direct responsibility for the goal of a 24 hour turnaround time and response in fulfilling requests. • Assists in compiling Customer Service survey data. • Understand that the patients, pharmacies, and providers are equal partners in customer service. We serve them all. • Ability to provide tips and process changes based on feedback. • Will have some input into the performance evaluation scenarios. • Take direction as needed through management and supervisors. • Some work may be basic project work, as with initiating and implementing new procedures and policies. • OWN the problem through resolution, always following up with other departments to meet your commitments to your patient or provider. • Attend your group’s monthly staff meetings and be able to provide insight for the supervisor to bring forward. • Be accountable for meeting KPIs. • Be a focal point of dissemination of information from management. • Always promote management and new changes in a positive light. • Offers solutions and suggestions for process improvements to management. • Assists with maintaining department databases, training manuals, resource tools, reports, policies, and audit data. • Assumes responsibility for complex patient issues, and functions as a resource to other representatives. • Provide phone support on inbound and outbound calls. Additional Responsibilities: • Provides assistance to the manager as needed and assists with specialized reporting and research projects. • Performs all other duties as assigned, supporting overall department operations through cooperation and teamwork. Age-Related Competencies: Demonstrates age appropriate communication skills for the population served. Information Management: • Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security. Needs to maintain all practices to protect PHI and full compliance with HIPAA guidelines/regulations. • Follows all policies developed by the Information Systems Department to support change management, confidentiality, and security. Risk Management: • Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations. Safety Requirements: • Is knowledgeable of, observes, and complies with Codes of Safe Practice, safety policies and emergency procedures. Minimum Position Qualifications: Education: Associate’s Degree or work-related equivalent required. Experience: • Requires two (2) years’ experience in a healthcare customer service environment/one (1) years’ experience in a call center environment. • Must be able to work nights/weekends. Computer Skills: Basic typing and computer skills in a Windows operating environment including Excel, Word and Outlook applications. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. • Ability to provide stellar service using excellent advocacy skills and telephone etiquette to build loyalty, extend customer retention, and satisfy corporate goals and objectives. • Ability to attentively listen to other points of view without interruption, and is open to implementing ideas suggested by others in a positive manner. • Approaches each interaction with staff and patients with professionalism, compassion and empathy. • Ability to work in a fast-paced department, maintain a high level of productivity. • Ability to handle a high calls volume and manages multiple tasks with frequent interruptions. • Possesses critical thinking and problem resolution skills • Excellent follow-through skills, responding timely to phone calls, tasks, and projects; accuracy and attention to detail are a must. • Possesses excellent organizational and time management skills. • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks effectively, remain flexible, and adapt to shifting work demands. • Must be able to work under general supervision. • Able to work independently, but also as a team player. Supports and promotes intra- and inter-departmental teamwork, exhibiting a spirit of cooperation. • Possess a professional and mature demeanor. • Possesses patience and demonstrates respect for callers and staff, recognizes diversity of customers and is accepting of individual differences, beliefs and values. • This position is a working position in which the person will provide phone support as needed. Preferred Position Qualifications: Experience: • Call center experience preferred • Customer service experience in a managed care environment highly desirable • Experience leading teams a plus Computer Skills: • IDX experience is a plus Other: • Medical terminology knowledge • Bilingual English/Spanish communication skills St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, SJHH has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values.St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: Heritage Healthcare
          (USA-CA-Mission Hills) Break Relief RN - Orthopedics - 8 Hour Shift      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence is calling a part time, day 8-hour shift Registered Nurse to our Orthopedics Unit at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills CA.** **In this position you will:** + Provide professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment + Be accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan + Practice in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in California, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice. Key functions and specific skills for the job are found in the unit specific onboarding checklist and in standards that are applicable to the specialty. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire + Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN); or must obtain a BSN within 3 years of hiring; or have at least 20 years of RN experience + Unencumbered California Registered Nurse (RN) License + 12 months acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire or completion of the specialty + Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross, or Military Training Network (MTN) **About the hospital you will serve.** Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138 bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Part-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Medical/Surgical Nursing **Location:** California-Mission Hills **Req ID:** 218415
          (USA-CA-Mission Hills) RN Coordinator - Stroke Center      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Providence is calling a full time, day shift RN Coordinator to our Stroke Center at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.** **In this position you will:** + Be accountable for the overall management, leadership and direction of the clinical and operational activities of the Stroke program in accordance with Providence St. Joseph Health Mission and Core Values + Work to create an environment that fosters a multidisciplinary team and collaborative approach to care, treatment and follow-up that achieves operational and clinical "Best Practices" + Work with department directors and oversee the daily operations of the Stroke program; assisting nursing, medical and ancillary staff in providing quality care outcomes for stroke and neuro patients' quality of life; always striving to improve, in partnership with all departments + Support efforts in error reduction, physician and nurse enrichment/satisfaction, length of stay measures and patient care resource management **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) + Current California Registered Nurse (RN) license + Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association + Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification from the American Heart Association + National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NHSS) certification + 3-4 years of clinical nursing practice + At least 6 months in area of specification + Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) + Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) within 1 year of hire **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) + 3-5 years experience in area of specification + Certification in Neuroscience + Experience as a program coordinator, nursing leadership position or educator **About the hospital you will serve.** Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Telemetry Nursing **Location:** California-Mission Hills **Req ID:** 218370
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Entry Level HW Computer Tech System Services Rep - Cherry Hill, NJ      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** IBM seeks to hire an entry-level hardware computer technician; System Services Representative (SSR) for the Cherry Hill, NJ area. This role is an entry level position for an individual contributor responsible for on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of IBM and multi-vendor systems and components, including hardware, networking products, software, and operating systems. They are the primary technical interface to clients for the coordination of hardware and/or software support and delivery of operational services as required by the client. They advise clients of preventive maintenance, configuration, operation and environmental factors which may impact product performance or impair the client's IT operation. They may also perform services activities such as systems assurance, systems-level problem determination, discontinuance and relocation of IBM and non-IBM systems and products. They are accountable to ensure a high level of client satisfaction with service delivery, technical support, and operational services for the client account(s). When critical situations occur, they are the IBM technical interface to clients and manage the situation until the problem is fixed. Can work in both consumer homes or enterprise environments in the Cherry Hill, NJ area. This position will be a mobility role, where the SSR will travel to customer locations within a defined radius of Cherry Hill, NJ area. **A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.** **GTSTSSREP** **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Valid driver’s license + Reliable vehicle + High school diploma **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Technical School degree - Computer technician **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Project Manager-Custom Development      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** Project Financial Management Procative management Focus on deliverables Good communication Motivated and maintain high Morale within team Team player (cross border teams) Good management **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** Project Financial Management Procative management Focus on deliverables Good communication Motivated and maintain high Morale within team Team player (cross border teams) Good management **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Project Financial Management - 2 yrs Procative management - 3 yrs Focus on deliverables - 4 yrs Motivated and maintain high Morale within team - 3 yrs Team player (cross border teams) - 3 yrs Good management - 3 yrs **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Technical Support Representative      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** + Customer Service in customer facing role providing deskside support for commercial clients + Resolving customer hardware/software workstation problem tickets + Technical knowledge of the supported platform + Working knowledge of the hardware + Resolving tickets within the customer SLA **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least 2 years experience in deskside support + Excellent verbal and written communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Windows 10, Service Now, Remote tools support, VIP support and Apple mac support. **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Delivery Project Executive      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** Employees in this role have the experience and knowledge to support both the sales of new business opportunities and the delivery of services to clients. They must understand large and complex services engagements in Cloud and Application related IT services, including the appropriate methods and skills needed to solve business problems in the client's industry. Highly experienced with the Solutioning processes. The employee identifies new business opportunities, creatively participate in the development and sales of solutions, and assist IBM in winning the business. When not participating in sales activities such as new business development or bid and proposal activity, employee provide support and lead billable client activities within their area of Cloud and Application related IT services for clients in the Energy and Utility Industry, and solution activities. Employee is accountable for the financial success of engagements directly managed, as well as the generation of services revenue with the sales of new business. Employee is expected to have PMP certification along with experience with people management. Employee in this role is expected to work in geographically dispersed delivery environment and develop effective professional relationship with the client. Employee must have sound knowledge on Oracle with OCP certification will be preferred. Employee needs to have the proficiency in advising IBM Cloud along with Red Hat as well as advise and advocate on the multi cloud and Hybrid strategies. Employee must have Indepth understanding of the Energy and Utility industry and advise Directors, 'CXO' suits on the business strategies. Possible Work Location: 201 W North River Dr #420, Spokane, WA 99201 **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** Project/Program Management, delivery management (10 years) Contract management, P&L account management, project financials (5 years) Project management methodology (10 years) Cloud Sales and services (3 years) **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Communication skills - oral, written, presentation (5 years) Oracle Customer Care & Billing (1 year) Maximo Work and Asset Management (1 year) Account growth and sales (4 years) **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          LeBron James: ‘I Kind of Knew What I Was Getting Myself into’      Cache   Translate Page      
LeBron James will be watching the NBA playoffs, instead of playing in them, for the first time since 2005. James admits the Lakers’ disappointing season is challenging, but that he knew what he was getting himself into when he relocated to Los Angeles last summer. LeBron’s former teammates say the extra rest (and motivation) will […]

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          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Associate Partner, Cloud Application Innovation Services Telecommunica      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** IBM is on the forefront of helping clients accelerate their enterprise cloud journeys, with industry leading approaches and technology around open, secure, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud solutions. Cloud Application Innovation (CAI) is part of IBM’s Global Business Services organization, focused on helping clients accelerate their journey to the cloud to achieve their Business and Digital Transformation objectives. With IBM’s industry leading end-to-end capabilities, we partner with clients to advise them on their journey to migrate, modernize, innovate and manage their businesses on high performing, open, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions **The Role** Our Associate Partners drive sales and revenue to meet targets and helps create solutions, organize project approaches and teams for client delivery. You will be responsible for: + Developing winning cloud strategies and transformation solutions to meet client business challenges + Using strong business acumen and knowledge of applications development and maintenance, cloud migration, modernization and managed services requirements to develop effective partnerships with the client's executive management and key individuals who influence client decision making + Driving business development focused on application and cloud innovation services + Developing pursuit strategies and integrating products and services required to meet client needs + Developing compelling client value propositions and client deliverables and responses, including request for proposal response (RFP), statements of work (SOWs), and oral presentations + Leading client engagements, mobilizing and directing engagement teams. Defining deliverable structure and content and facilitating consensus of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client. + Directing on-time, quality delivery of work products while managing engagement economics and risks **BENEFITS** Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population. + http://www-01.ibm.com/employment/us/benefits/ + _https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/50744.wss_ **CAREER GROWTH** Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through: + Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills + Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations + Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation. **CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP** With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in! + http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html + http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** The following is required: + A minimum of 12 years of application services experience, with at least 5 years spent selling solutions and managing medium to high value application development or transformation programs. + A minimum of 5 years leading applications services or transformation projects in or associated with the Telecommunications Industry. + Knowledge and practical experience with modern ADM methodologies, cloud migration, application modernization, cloud-native application development, data analytics, automation and automated testing, outsourcing and managed services + Project delivery experience in complex enterprise environments + Strong expertise in developing client driven technology and services solutions + Be an accomplished communicator and influencer, able to work with clients, users, senior level management, sales, and peers **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + None **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Entry Level HW Computer Technician/System Services Rep - Smyrna, DE      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** IBM seeks to hire an entry-level hardware computer technician; System Services Representative (SSR) for the Smyrna, DE area. This role is an entry level position for an individual contributor responsible for on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of IBM and multi-vendor systems and components, including hardware, electronic equipment, networking products, software, and operating systems. They are the primary technical interface to clients for the coordination of hardware and/or software support and delivery of operational services as required by the client. They advise clients of preventive maintenance, configuration, operation and environmental factors which may impact product performance or impair the client's IT operation. They may also perform services activities such as systems assurance, systems-level problem determination, discontinuance and relocation of IBM and non-IBM systems and products. They are accountable to ensure a high level of client satisfaction with service delivery, technical support, and operational services for the client account(s). When critical situations occur, they are the IBM technical interface to clients and manage the situation until the problem is fixed. Can work in both consumer homes or enterprise environments in the Smyrna, DE area. **Job Responsibilities:** + Performs maintenance on equipment applying basic repair techniques and relying on service manual instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform repairs. + Responds to request for emergency repairs and follows through with timely service. + Ensures the completion of associated paperwork and records, including trouble tickets, mileage logs and time logs. + Initiates requests for required equipment, parts and supplies. + Maintains care and appearance of Company vehicles and equipment as applicable. + Develops good working relationships with repair team employees. This position will be a mobility role, where the SSR will travel to customer locations within a defined radius of Smyrna, DE. **A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.** GTSTSSREP **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Valid driver’s license + Reliable vehicle + High school diploma or equivalent + Available to work rotating weekends, after hours, and holidays to accommodate on-call responsibilities **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Associates degree in electronic repair **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Technical Support Representative      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** + Customer Service in customer facing role providing deskside support for commercial clients + Resolving customer hardware/software workstation problem tickets + Technical knowledge of the supported platform + Working knowledge of the hardware + Resolving tickets within the customer SLA **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least 2 years experience in deskside support + Excellent verbal and written communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Windows 10, Service Now, Remote tools support, VIP support and Apple mac support. **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-CA-Los Angeles) Associate Partner, Communications/Advertising      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is hiring an Associate Partner (AP) with subject matter expertise in Communication/ Advertising industry. The Associate Partner is accountable for the successful sales and delivery in our Communications and Advertising clients. You will have direct involvement leading and selling cutting edge, first-of-a-kind solutions that combine Advanced Analytics, Big Data, IOT and AI capabilities with IBM's Watson platform to deliver solutions that fundamentally transform the customer experience. **Responsibilities include:** **Lead pre-sales activities, assessments, and the delivery of transformational solutions **Establish and maintain deal focused, trusted relationships with clients and partners to scope, solution, propose, close, and deliver complex first-of-a-kind analytics and cognitive computing projects **Hands-on development of deliverables utilizing emerging cognitive computing implementation methodologies **Business case development, project and program management, proposal writing and business management **BENEFITS** Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population. + http://www-01.ibm.com/employment/us/benefits/ + _https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/50744.wss_ **CAREER GROWTH** Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through: + Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills + Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations + Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation. **CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP** With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in! + http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html + http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** **Requirements:** **At least 5 years of experience negotiating and selling consulting services projects **At least 5 years of experience in one or more of the following industries; Communications and Advertising **At least 5 years of experience in formal project management methodology **At least 3 years of experience in business development and sales of consulting services to C-suite executives of $3M+ / year **At least 3 years of experience delivering complex consulting services projects **At least 3 years of experience managing and leading teams **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** **Preferred Requirements:** **At least 8 years of experience negotiating and selling consulting services projects **At least 8 years of experience in formal project management methodology **At least 8 years of experience in business development and sales of consulting services to C-suite executives of $5-6M+ / year **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          3/12/2019: News: Roll up, roll up! Famous families fly in for world premiere of Dumbo remake      Cache   Translate Page      

COLIN FARRELL was master of ceremonies at the world premiere of Tim Burton’s remake of Disney’s Dumbo. The Irish actor was joined in Los Angeles by his co-stars, who include former Bond girl Eva Green and Nico Parker, 14, who brought her mother,...
          Miami Map Pillow - Florida Map Pillow 18x18 by iLikeMaps      Cache   Translate Page      

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          The Bachelor Winner 2019: Who Won the Bachelor, Who Did Colton Pick      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who wins The Bachelor 2019, who won the Bachelor 2019 last night, who does Colton pick Cassie, are Colton and Cassie still together and dating 2019? The excitement concludes. But in the end your Bachelor 2019 winner is Cassie. Colton picks Cassie Randolph. The Bachelor winner last night is Cassie, viewers […]
          Cassie and Colton Together: Cassie and Colton Still Together, Dating      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Are Cassie and Colton still together, are Cassie and Colton together, and are Cassie and Colton still dating? Cassie Randolph is your Bachelor 2019 winner, Colton is dating Cassie, and in the final rose we learn that Cassie Randolph is the winner. Tonight the Bachelor returns to ABC for the Finale […]
          The Bachelor: After All the Drama, Here's Where Cassie and Colton's Relationship Stands      Cache   Translate Page      

After Cassie left Colton on The Bachelor, it wasn't clear whether or not they had a future together as a couple. Now, fans know that the two of them are in love - but they're not engaged just yet. Colton gave Cassie a symbolic "final rose" at the live show on Tuesday, but there wasn't a proposal. It sounds like the couple are just enjoying dating and taking their relationship one step at a time.

Still, even though they're not engaged, it sounds like the two of them are on more equal footing now than they were during the show's filming. In a clip of Colton and Cassie's relationship post-Spain, Cassie read him one of her old diary entries she'd written on the show. It was clear how much she felt for him, even back then - and she added a new message about her current feelings, too. "I want you to know that I love you more than anything, and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world," Cassie said to Colton in the clip.

During the live show, Cassie also told Chris Harrison that engagement is "definitely something we've talked about," referring to her and Colton. The couple also shared that Colton has moved to Los Angeles to be closer to Cassie, but they aren't living together just yet.

And as for the question that The Bachelor's been incessant about - to the point of being really uncomfortable - this season, it sounds like Colton is no longer a virgin. He didn't share details about his and Cassie's fantasy suite or their physical relationship after the show's filming, but he also didn't deny that something's happened between them.

Frankly, it's not fans' business (and never was), but the finale in particular really wouldn't let the topic go. Hopefully, now that these two are free to share their love without the cameras rolling, the discussion surrounding Colton's virginity is long in the past.


          Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma to Return from Ankle Injury vs. Bulls      Cache   Translate Page      
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls , ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin reported. Kuzma had missed the Lakers' last two games while dealing with a sprained right ankle...
          Lou Williams leads Clippers vs. Blazers      Cache   Translate Page      
The Clippers have won five straight games and eight of their past 10. The win over Boston moved Los Angeles into sixth place in the Western Conference, two games behind the fifth-place Trail Blazers.
          3/13/2019: It’s Hot: Family outing      Cache   Translate Page      

Angelina Jolie with her children Knox Leon, Zahara Marley, Vivienne Marcheline and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt at the premiere for the movie Dumbo in Los Angeles on Monday. The film releases in the UAE on March 28.
          College cheating scandal snares actresses, CEOs and coaches. Mastermind pleads guilty (Los Angeles Times)      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles Times:
College cheating scandal snares actresses, CEOs and coaches.  Mastermind pleads guilty  —  In allegations that sent shock waves through academia, federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused top CEOs, two Hollywood actresses and a legendary fashion designer of taking part in an audacious scheme …


          Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin - Indicted in College Admissions Bribery Case ... William H. Macy Arrives at Court (TMZ.com)      Cache   Translate Page      

TMZ.com:
Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin — Indicted in College Admissions Bribery Case ... William H. Macy Arrives at Court  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  1:15 PM PT — William H. Macy just showed up at the federal courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles.  His wife, Felicity, is scheduled to appear before a judge around 2 PM PT.


          Teen gets a surprise of a lifetime from the cast of 'Grey's Anatomy'      Cache   Translate Page      

Make-A-Wish/Disney(LOS ANGELES) --  Meet Izzy.

The vivacious 17-year-old from Michigan is as fierce as she is determined.

Despite her adversities in life, she's taught herself how to play the piano and has dreams of becoming a doctor.

Izzy's love for the medical field was emboldened by the hit drama Grey's Anatomy in her early teens when she was diagnosed with Wilson's Disease, a genetic disorder that prevents the body from removing excess copper.

"I started watching the show four years ago when I got really sick and I didn’t go to school because I was so sick," Izzy told Good Morning America. "It was a really cool way for me to be able to escape the frustrations of the life I was living.”

Flash forward and here enters the cast of Grey's Anatomy, who came through with a big surprise thanks to Disney and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

While Izzy's original wish was to meet Dr. Grey herself, Ellen Pompeo, the cast went above and beyond by organizing a visit for Izzy and her family to a working set of Grey's Anatomy and spend the day with the entire cast.

"It was honestly pretty surreal and it took me a little while to process what it was like and that I was actually there," Izzy said. "It was honestly a really, really cool experience."

Izzy got the chance of a lifetime to roam the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as an attending physician alongside Pompeo and Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey's new love interest in the show, Dr. Andrew DeLuca.

After speeding across the studio lot to meet the wardrobe and props departments, Izzy even got to direct a scene, yelling "action!" on the set to kick it off.

"This was such a great day," Pompeo tweeted.

According to the National Institutes of Health, Wilson's Disease causes copper to build up in the liver, brain, eyes and other organs. Without treatment, high copper levels can cause life-threatening organ damage.

Izzy is also taking the time to educate people about her diagnosis, advocating for kids who have might be going through the same experience as she did.

"It took about five months for me to be able to be diagnosed and if I would have been diagnosed sooner, I would have been a lot healthier and would have been living a lot easier of a life than I do now," she told GMA.

By speaking about her illness, Izzy hopes to bring more attention to Wilson's Disease and hope for more people to be quickly diagnosed as a result.

Izzy affirmed, "I would have been a lot healthier and would have been living a lot easier of a life than I do now. And I know a lot of kids go a lot longer than needs to be diagnosed – they live with a lot more complications and if Wilson’s was more talked about...a lot of these kids wouldn’t be struggling as much as they are.”

Izzy told GMA after it was all over that it was hard to put the entire experience into words. She's thankful for Make-A-Wish for granting her extra special day, saying "The Make-A-Wish experience is almost exactly like what you saw in the video: a really cool, upbeat, fun experience that’s not something that kids feel bad about getting wishes that it’s not everything that they wanted because Make-A-Wish does the very best they can to grant a wish and then do a little bit more.”

This is the 18th Make-A-Wish fulfillment by the cast of Grey's Anatomy. Currently, more than 10,000 Disney wishes are granted every year through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the number continues to grow.

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          My Los Angeles 77 – A Soaring Ceiling, Union Station via Instagram      Cache   Translate Page      
What is your favorite part of LA? Share in the comments! My Los Angeles 77 – A Soaring Ceiling, Union Station There is something special about starting or ending your journey at an exquisitely designed station like this. It makes the entire trip seem grander and more important — even if you are just going […]
          NBA roundup: Clippers' Williams makes history off bench      Cache   Translate Page      
Lou Williams scored 34 points to become the most prolific bench scorer in NBA history as the Los Angeles Clippers blew out the visiting Boston Celtics 140-115 on Monday. Danilo Gallinari scored 13 of his 25 points in the opening quarter, and Montrezl Harrell added 20 points as the Clippers won their
          Clippers' Williams becomes NBA bench points leader in win      Cache   Translate Page      
Caption Close LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams said it best after becoming the NBA's career leader in points off the bench. "Any time you can say of all time next to your name, it's special," he said. The 13-year guard scored 34 points to pass Dell Curry as the Los Angeles Clippers routed
          Apr 10, 2019: Redesign Your Network: An Open Campus Networking Night at 4576 South Centinela Ave Los Angeles, CA 90066       Cache   Translate Page      

Leverage your network by simply redesigning it. This is your space to connect with the Open Campus network.

Meet your next co-founder, chat about your career pivot and expand your network with professionals and creatives alike as we bring Open Campus to Los Angeles.

Meet faculty who will leave you feeling prepared to conquer your next journey.

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is required for entry, space is limited.

Presented by Open Campus

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          Gov. Gavin Newsom to block California death row executions, close San Quentin execution chamber - Los Angeles Times      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Gov. Gavin Newsom to block California death row executions, close San Quentin execution chamber  Los Angeles Times
  2. California Gov. Newsom: Trump's latest act of 'political theater' is $8.6B border wall request  USA TODAY
  3. After Soul Searching, Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Halt Executions in California  The New York Times
  4. Gavin Newsom to stop death penalty in California, giving reprieves to 737 death row inmates  Modesto Bee
  5. Gov. Gavin Newsom expected to try to end death penalty in California through executive authority  NBC News
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          Mozambican Artist Cassi Namoda at François Ghebaly Gallery      Cache   Translate Page      
Cassi Namoda, The Day a Monkey is Destined to Die All Trees Become Slippery at François Ghebaly Gallery. Courtesy of François Ghebaly Gallery. WUM NEWS L.A.–From March 22 - April 28, 2019 the Mozambican-born, Los Angeles-based artist Cassi Namoda [b. 1988] will be having her first solo exhibition in L.A. at François Ghebaly Gallery entitled "The Day a Monkey is Destined to Die All Trees Become Slippery." Like the exhibition’s title, a folk saying in Namoda’s birth country of Mozambique, the works in the show explore the mythologies and proverbs of daily life in East Africa from the perspective of a vibrant young storyteller.


          PI Apparel Los Angeles – (inc. booking link)      Cache   Translate Page      
PI Apparel Los Angeles will take place on the 19th – 20th February at the L.A. Grand Hotel – Downtown. http://events.pi.tv/2019/apparel_la/ To book your place, please use this specific booking link, only available to 3DRC members: https://pi.tv/register/37/PI_Apparel_LA_2019/3drc
          PI Apparel Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
February 12 – 13, Los Angeles The first event of 2018 is the innaugural West Coast conference, which takes a keener focus on issues surrounding Footwear as well as Materials Innovation and Sustainability. In-Event 3DRC Meeting – During the event there will be a meet-up of all 3DRC members. Exact […]
          PI Apparel Hong Kong      Cache   Translate Page      
April 10 – 11, Los Angeles Our second year hosting the Hong Kong conference will see the leading factories involved in the discussions, not to mention the sourcing and supply chain functions. This event involves a wide spectrum of industry professionals. In-Event 3DRC Meeting – During the event there will […]
          VIVIAN CAMPBELL Had 'No Idea' That TENACIOUS D Covered 'The Last In Line' And Won A GRAMMY      Cache   Translate Page      
Original DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell says that he had "no idea" that TENACIOUS D won a Grammy for its cover version of the DIO classic "The Last In Line". Four years ago, TENACIOUS D was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. TENACIOUS D was nominated for its rendition of "The Last In Line", from the "Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life" tribute album, 100% of proceeds from which go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. Campbell, who played on the first three DIO studio albums, including the original version of "The Last In Line", was asked in a new interview with "Do You Know Jack?" for his opinion of TENACIOUS D's cover. "I have no idea," Vivian responded. "That's news to me. I didn't even know it existed, let alone that it won a Grammy. That's amazing. So, no, obviously, I've never heard it. I remember hearing TENACIOUS D doing a song about Dio, an original TENACIOUS D track. This is many, many, many years ago when Ronnie was still alive. I remember hearing that and reading something that [Jack Black of TENACIOUS D] had met Ronnie and they collaborated on something. But I had no idea that he's done a version of 'The Last In Line'." Vivian continued: "It's always very flattering when somebody references something you've done in your career, regardless of whether it's an authentic cover or a parody or something, or whatever it is. It's still all very flattering." TENACIOUS D beat out several notable metal acts at the 2015 Grammy Awards, including ANTHRAX, which was nominated for its own contribution to "Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life", a cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Neon Knights". "Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life" was released in April 2014 via Rhino. Vivian is currently a member of LAST IN LINE, which was formed in 2012 when he, drummer Vinny Appice and bassist Jimmy BainRonnie James Dio's co-conspirators and co-writers on the "Holy Diver", "Last In Line" and "Sacred Heart" albums — teamed up with esteemed vocalist Andrew Freeman. LAST IN LINE's sophomore album, "II", was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl.

          [美图] 桥梁:改变生活时空 催化社会变革(22P)      Cache   Translate Page      

[美图] 桥梁:改变生活时空 催化社会变革(22P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
  从巨大的35拱古罗马大渡槽到令人瞠目的20英里立交,世界上有很多不可思议的桥梁。近日,每日邮报Mail Online推荐了一款新书,书名很简单很暴力——《桥》Bridge,展示了一批从古代到未来主义的迷人图片,描绘了世界各地更不同寻常、更令人惊奇的桥梁,讲述了桥梁建造技术正在改变人类生存的时间和空间。David Ross的这本新书也揭示了如何建造桥梁,让我们看到桥梁正成为社会变革的催化剂。From a 35-arch ancient aqueduct to an eye-popping 20-mile road crossing: The world's most incredible bridges revealed.New book, simply called Bridges, charts some of the more unusual and stunning crossings from around world.Fascinating pictures show how technology for building bridges has vastly changed over the course of time.The book, by David Ross, also reveals how building bridges can be the catalyst for social change.

[美图] 桥梁:改变生活时空 催化社会变革(22P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
  01瓦斯科·达伽马大桥是欧洲最长的桥梁,位于葡萄牙首都里斯本,跨越塔霍河。大桥全长12.3公里,斜拉主桥跨度420m。瓦斯科·达伽马大桥设计寿命120年,可承受每小时250公里风速,可抵御芮氏8.7级地震。The Ponte Vasco da Gama is Europe's longest bridge, crossing the Tagus estuary to bypass Lisbon. The cable-stayed main span is 420m (1,378ft) and the full length is 7.67 miles. It is built to withstand a major earthquake, and to have a life expectancy of 120 years.

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  02加尔桥位于法国南部加尔省,是古罗马帝国时期修建的高空引水渡槽,是一座三层的石头拱形桥,中、下层是支撑桥体和通行桥,最上层为封闭水渠,十分奇特而壮观。高49米,长269米,1985年联合国教科文组织将加尔桥作为文化遗产,列入《世界遗产名录》。Built over the Gard River in France between 40 and 60CE, the Pont du Gard is 902ft long and is the highest Roman aqueduct (164ft), once carrying around 200,000 cubic metres of water a day on an imperceptible gradient of 1/3000. Its two lower levels were built without mortar. In use as an aqueduct until the sixth century, it owed its survival to being used as a roadway.

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  03锦带桥位于日本山口县岩国市的锦川河上,是一座五孔石墩木拱桥,跨度27.5米,全长193.3米,宽5米,1673年建造完成,是日本三大名桥之一。采用传统的木工工艺,全桥只用包铁和插销固定、充分应用精巧的木工技术的桥梁结构。The five arches of the Kintai Bridge in Japan that seemingly float up from their solid stone piers present a superb example of all-wood construction, using Japanese zelkova, pine, cypress, chestnut and oak. In this form, the bridge dates back to 1673, though rebuilding was required in 1950 when the arches were washed away. Kintai means 'gold brocade sash'.

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  04波尔多雅克·沙邦-戴尔马大桥,欧洲最长的垂直升降桥,位于法国南部港口城市波尔多,是跨越加龙河的一座垂直升降式公路及轨道交通两用吊桥,2013年3月17日正式通车。该桥全长575米,其中主桥长433米,宽45米,桥塔高87米,桥的可活动部分长110米,它采用滑轮系统提升,最大提升高度77米。Europe's longest vertical-lift bridge, the Pont Jacque Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux, opened in 2013. It allows large ships to pass on the Garonne River. Its 2,600-tonne central lifting span is counter-balanced by 600-tonne weights in the four towers. The span is steel, the towers are concrete and the lighting systems emphasise its vertical lines.

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  05斯莱特桥,建于十八世纪底,位于英国坎布里亚郡,横跨布拉塞河,是拱形和板式的组合,是一条驮马的路线,从山上的采石场运送石板。拱顶石高达1.3米而宽度只有1.2米,意味着需要非常小心的通过。Built in the late 18th century across the River Brathay, Slaters' Bridge in Cumbria is a combination of arch and slab and was on a pack-horse route to carry slates from quarries in the hills. The voussoirs (arch stones) are up to 4.3ft long. The width of only 4.2ft meant it required very careful passage.

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  06米拉格罗斯渡槽,位于西班牙的阿尔巴雷加斯河上,将水运往罗马城的埃默里塔奥古斯塔(今梅里达),公元1世纪建造、公元3世纪修整。水槽为双拱门形式,有38个拱形柱子,高约25米,长约830米,用花岗岩石块与红砖筑成,桥墩之间的最大跨径44米。Carrying water to the Roman city of Emerita Augusta over the Albarregas River in Spain, the Aqueduct de los Milagros was built soon after 100CE, when Roman engineering reached a high point during the reign of Trajan. Nowadays, it is favoured by storks for nest-building. Its maximum height is 98.5ft and the longest span between piers is 14.8ft

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  07柚木大桥,位于缅甸曼德勒市区南方约11公里处,建于1849-1851年间,全长1.2公里、1086根柱子支撑,整座桥用一座被拆除的宫殿里用木材建造,古色古香,乡风浓郁。一些原物被混凝土取代了,有四个木制亭子,九个可移动的跨度,允许船只通过。Between 1849 and 1851 the teakwood U Bein Bridge in Myanmar was built across the Taung Tha Man Lake, using timbers from a dismantled palace. In total 1,086 pillars support it but some of the originals have been replaced by concrete. It is 3,967ft long, with four wooden pavilions, and nine movable spans to allow boats to pass.

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  08滕布里克神父水道桥,建于1555和1572年间,位于墨西哥中部高原,由68个拱门跨越Tepeyahualco峡谷和帕帕罗特河,是一套完整的水利灌溉系统,包括山泉、水池、运河和连续拱的水道桥,总长四十五公里,最高处达四十余米,土砖砌筑的水道桥基本完整无损地保留至今。水道桥是当地社区在腾布里克神父倡议下合力修起来的,体现了罗马的水利建设传统,而应用土砖则是中美洲的建筑技术,现列入世界遗产。Part of a vast hydraulic irrigation system, the initiative of Franciscan friars, the striking Padre Tembleque Aqueduct in Mexico was built between 1555 and 1572. Its 68 arches cross the Tepeyahualco Ravine and Papalote River, with a maximum height of 111ft. The brickwork construction combined European technology and Mesoamerican building techniques.

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  09玉带桥,位于北京颐和园昆明湖长堤上,建于清乾隆年间。该桥单孔净跨11.38米,矢高约7.5米,全部用玉石琢成,桥面是双反向曲线,组成波形线桥型,配有精制白石栏板,显得格外富丽堂皇。Spanning the outlet from Kunming Lake to the Yu River in the Summer Palace Complex, the Jade Belt Bridge's high arch was designed to allow passage to the imperial barge in Beijing. But it is also known as 'Moon Bridge': the arch and its reflection in the water making a full circle. Built between 1715 and 1764, its name comes from the decorated archivolts, said to resemble jade ornaments.

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  10保加利亚魔鬼桥,奥斯曼桥梁建筑的代表,建于1515-1518年间,直接设置在基岩上,桥长56米,拥有3个拱,在拱之间还有半圆形的测水位的小洞。桥宽3.5米,距离水面11.50米,最大跨度13米,此外,还有石制的栏杆,高12厘米,以保护过往的行人,于1984年被意为保加利亚文化遗迹。魔鬼桥背靠巍峨的高山,又有潺潺溪流的映衬,共同组成了一幅优美的画卷。The Dyavolski Most (Devil's Bridge) bridge in Ardino, Bulgaria, is one of numerous bridges that demonstrate the skill of Ottoman builders. Built between 1515 and 1518, set directly on bedrock, it carries the old Roman Via Egnacia, an ancient road that ran from the Aegean coast to northern Thrace, over the River Arda. Its main span is 185ft and the apex is 37.7ft above the stream. Its name comes from a legendary pact between its builder, Dimitar, and the Devil.

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  11班贝格老市政厅桥,位于德国拜恩州班贝格市,上承式石拱桥,跨越雷格尼茨河支流,河中有一座小岛分隔,建于1455年。老市政厅坐落在河流和桥梁之上,像一艘停泊的船,糅合了哥特式、巴洛克和洛可可风格,洛可可式和半木结构式风格,始建于15世纪。1744-1756年间人们对它进行了翻修。Spanning an arm of the Regnitz River, the arches of Obere Brücke (Upper Bridge) in Bamberg, Germany, are separated by a small island. The bridge replaced an older structure in 1455. The building is the rococo and half-timbered style Altes Rathaus or old Town Hall, built between 1744 and 1756, with a through passage for pedestrians. The central arch, of three, was destroyed in 1945 and rebuilt in 1956.

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  12联邦大桥,是一条长达12.9公里、连接加拿大东部的爱德华王子岛与新不伦瑞克省之间的跨海公路大桥,1997年建成通车。后张预应力混凝土箱梁,现场施工,设计寿命100年。浮冰防护是施工中的一个重要问题。The Trans-Canada Highway was extended to Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada with the opening of this eight-mile bridge in 1997. Its spans are formed of post-tensioned concrete box girders, constructed on-site, and designed for a 100-year lifespan. Protection against surface and floating ice was a major issue in construction

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  13斯里加干河石桥,苏格兰天空之岛上的库林丘陵为斯里加干河上的这座桥创造了戏剧性的背景。它是由托马斯特尔福德在1815年前后建造的,作为一个道路改善计划的一部分,使用当地碎石建造,风格简单、坚固。The Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye in Scotland make a dramatic background to this bridge over the Sligachan River. It was built by Thomas Telford around 1815 as part of a road improvement scheme, of local rubblestone, in the simple, solid style of his smaller bridges.

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  14卡里奥卡渡槽,里约热内卢的阿科斯达拉帕也被称为卡里奥卡渡槽,1750建成,1723开始已经作为城市供水系统的一部分。拉帕街区连接圣特雷莎山和圣安东尼山的这段渡槽跨度为270米,由两层巨大的拱门组成 - 共42个 - 最大高度为17.6米。Also known as the Carioca Aqueduct the Arcos da Lapa in Rio de Janeiro was inaugurated in 1750, though begun in 1723 as part of a water supply system for the city. Its 42 two-storey arches, in austere military style, stretched for 886ft, at a height of 57.7ft. By the 1890s it was redundant, but found a new role as conduit for the Santa Teresa tramline.

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  15曼谷双子桥, 泰国曼谷双子斜拉桥位于高架桥上,由2座主 跨分别为398m和326m的钢混组合梁斜拉桥组成,两桥之间是一座位于湄南河上方的多层螺旋式立交桥,连接着朝南河上的南北路线,并与西路相连,达到164英尺的高度。Between the two cable-stayed Bhumibol Bridges to the south of Bangkok is a multi-level spiral interchange above the Chao Phraya River, linking the north-south route over the bridges with the western approach, and reaching a height of 164ft. Both built to the same design, the bridges have concrete towers in elongated diamond shape.

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  16查理大桥,布拉格游客最多的景点,建于1357-1402年间,遵照捷克国王查理四世之命而建,1870年之前称为“石桥”,在每一端都有一座坚固的塔楼。横跨伏尔塔瓦河,桥长520米,宽10米,有16座桥墩,跨度从16.62到23.28米间变化。它的30尊雕像现在是原作的复制品。Named after Emperor Charles IV in Prague, before 1870 it was simply known as 'the Stone Bridge'. Built over the Vltava River between 1357 and 1402 of Bohemian sandstone, it has a fortified tower at each end. Its 16 arches vary in span, from 16.62 to 23.28m (54.5 to 84ft). The 30 statues that line it are now replicas of the originals.

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  17东海大桥,起始于上海市浦东新区(原南汇区)芦潮港,北与沪芦高速公路相连,南跨杭州湾北部海域,直达浙江嵊泗县小洋山岛,全长32.5公里。S形桥梁主要是在双柱桥墩上形成节段混凝土跨度,斜拉桥主墩和三个辅助通航跨度。一个相关的风力发电场,有34个涡轮塔,高达46英尺高。The S2 Hulu Expressway takes to the sea for over 20.2 miles to link Shanghai with Yangshan Port. Opened in 2005, the S-shaped bridge is mostly of segmental concrete spans on double-column piers, with a cable-stayed main and three auxiliary navigational spans. An associated wind farm of 34 turbine towers, 446ft high, is projected.

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  18雷格森互通,加利福尼亚州洛杉矶州际公路105号和110号线在雷格森法官互通处相遇,四级的坡道和交叉口允许交通从任何方向进入和离开。计算机帮助规划混凝土结构,超过131英尺高,在1994开放。它结合了轻轨列车和专用公交专用道的通道。Interstate Routes 105 and 110 in Los Angeles, California, meet at the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, where ramps and crossings on four levels allow traffic to enter and leave from any direction. Computers helped in planning the concrete construction, over 131ft high, which opened in 1994. It incorporates passage for light-rail trains and dedicated bus lanes.

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  19阿尔坎塔拉桥,罗马桥梁,卡塞里斯省,埃斯特雷马杜拉(西班牙)。位于古罗马跨塔古斯河的6孔半圆形石拱桥,桥跨径(m)分别为13.8、22.6、27.9、28.2、22.5、13.5。桥宽8m,桥高72m(高出水面62.5m),为古罗马桥中最高者。花岗石桥墩,有9.15m见方,用重