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Two U.S. senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.

          One Piece: World Seeker (Xbox One) Review      Comment   Translate Page      

60%: Even with great characters, World Seeker's open world is too full of emptiness to enjoy.
           
 
 

          Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: Story Reveal Trailer      Comment   Translate Page      

Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66, is now a Padawan on the run.
           
 
 

          Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PlayStation 4) Review      Comment   Translate Page      

74%: Fly the confusing skies.
           
 
 

          Conan Unconquered: Gameplay Trailer      Comment   Translate Page      

Build your stronghold and assemble an unconquerable army to survive the savage hordes.
           
 
 

          HITMAN 2: Elusive Target: The Prince      Comment   Translate Page      

Its time to suit up and go coastal. The Prince has returned to Sapienza.
           
 
 

          Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission: New Update Teaser      Comment   Translate Page      

Who will be joining the roster next?
           
 
 

          World of Warcraft: Rise of Azshara Content Preview      Comment   Translate Page      

Senior Game Designer Jeremy Feasel lays out what you can expect in the next chapter in the Battle for Azeroth.
           
 
 

          Mortal Kombat 11: Kitana Reveal Trailer      Comment   Translate Page      

Kitana, the 10,000-year-old princess of Edenia, grew up believing she was Shao Kahn's biological daughter and served as one of his deadliest warriors. When Kitana learned the truth, she fought against Shao Kahn's attempted conquest of Earthrealm, eventually dying in battle. After being resurrected as an evil revenant version of her former self, Kitana now rules the Netherrealm alongside revenant Liu Kang, dedicated to the destruction of all the realms. D'Vorah is one among many Kytinn, a swarm o
           
 
 

          World War Z: Launch Trailer      Comment   Translate Page      

Hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies that move and strike as one collective herd are coming for you.
           
 
 

          Yakuza Kiwami 2: PC Announce Trailer      Comment   Translate Page      

When a single gunshot takes out the Fifth Chairman of the Tojo Clan, Kazuma Kiryu must journey to Sotenbori, Osaka, to broker peace between rivaling clans.
           
 
 

          Control: Composers Reveal      Comment   Translate Page      

Composers Martin Stig Andersen (INSIDE, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus) and Petri Alanko (Alan Wake, Quantum Break) will be composing the score for Control.
           
 
 

          God Eater 3: Switch Announcement Trailer      Comment   Translate Page      

Join the elite force known as God Eaters, imbued with the unique ability to wield God Arcs, specialized weapons to take down the nearly indestructible Aragami threat that has ravaged the planet.
           
 
 

          Police: Mother tries karate, son strips and dog steals cornbread at Walmart      Comment   Translate Page      

Police: Mother tries karate, son strips and dog steals cornbread at WalmartThe incident occurred Wednesday evening when Eau Claire, Wisconsin, police responded to a theft call at a Walmart, the department said on Facebook.



          23-Year-Old Mum Says She’s ‘No Mail Order Bride’ After Marrying 71-Year-Old She Met On Facebook      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Το Facebook «πληρώνει» 22 εκατ. για την ασφάλεια του Ζούκερμπεργκ!      Comment   Translate Page      
Η προσωπική ασφάλεια του Μαρκ Ζούκερμπεργκ κοστίζει στο Facebook και μάλιστα αρκετά!

          Dragnea, după mitingul pro-PSD de la Craiova: Ne-aţi încărcat de energie. Nu v-aţi lăsat păcăliţi | VIDEO      Comment   Translate Page      
Preşedintele PSD Liviu Dragnea a scris sâmbătă seara pe Facebook un mesaj adresat celor care au participat vineri la mitingul de la Craiova, menţionând că aceştia nu s-au lăsat păcăliţi de Opoziţie şi au dat un semnal că vor ca PSD să continue măsurile sociale începute.
          SMG Profile: Amanda Pflugrad      Comment   Translate Page      

Shold Media Group is a hub for Journalists, Broadcasters, Producers and Writers to learn and share their stories, tips and advice. If you’re new here, consider following along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss our newest content. Taylor Shold: Hi Amanda, thanks so much for doing this, can you share with our audience a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into broadcasting? Amanda Pflugrad: Sports have always been a huge part of my life. Growing up my father was a college football coach, so some of my earliest memories were running around on the […]

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          Боевики размещают тяжелую технику вблизи населенных пунктов, - СЦКК      Comment   Translate Page      
Украинская сторона Совместного центра по контролю и координации (СЦКК) продолжает фиксировать нарушения российскими оккупационными войсками договоренностей об отводе тяжелого вооружения. Об этом сообщает РБК-Украина со ссылкой на страницу операции Объединенных сил в Facebook. По данным отчета наблюдателей ОБСЕ за 10 апреля, беспилотник зафиксировал танк боевиков размещенный с нарушением линий отвода...
          A Momentum leváltaná a IX. kerületi szervezetük vezetőségét egy Facebook-poszt miatt      Comment   Translate Page      
A posztban a parkolási botrány kapcsán hangsúlyozták az ártatlanság vélelmét, és kijelentették, nem támogatják a visszaélés ellen harcoló Baranyi Krisztinát.
          Líder de assentamento desaparece, é encontrado morto e namorada confessa crime em MT      Comment   Translate Page      
Cleirto Alves Braga, de 49 anos, conhecido pelo apelido de Mineirinho, foi morto em Mato Grosso — Foto: Facebook/Reprodução
Cleirto Alves Braga, de 49 anos, conhecido pelo apelido de Mineirinho, foi morto em Mato Grosso — Foto: Facebook/Reprodução


Um líder de um assentamento foi encontrado morto na noite dessa sexta-feira (12) no município de União do Sul, a 689 km de Cuiabá. De acordo com a Polícia Militar, Cleirto Alves Braga, de 49 anos, conhecido pelo apelido de Mineirinho, foi morto pela namorada dele, de 29 anos, e pelo amante dela, de 20.

Mineirinho estava desaparecido desde quarta-feira (10), data em que a namorada dele procurou a polícia e registrou o sumiço da vítima.


Uma amiga de Mineirinho disse à polícia que ele era o representante dos assentamentos Nova Conquista e que foi procurada pela namorada dele sobre o desaparecimento.

A namorada contou que Mineirinho saiu do sítio onde mora na tarde de terça-feira (9) e que retornou na quarta-feira, dia em que não foi mais localizado.


Os policiais pressionaram a namorada e ela acabou confessando o crime. Ela afirmou que ela e o amante jogaram o corpo da vítima às margens da MT-423.

O corpo estava enrolado em um lençol e amarrado por arames. A namorada confessou que premeditou o assassinato: ela emprestou uma faca do amante, que era vizinho do casal, e os dois foram até o sítio de Mineirinho, onde o mataram.

Os suspeitos não disseram o que motivou o crime. Eles foram encaminhados à delegacia da Polícia Civil.


UNIÃO DO SUL

Namorada confessou o crime e disse que contou com a ajuda do amante dela — Foto: Polícia Militar de União do Sul/Divulgação
Namorada confessou o crime e disse que contou com a ajuda do amante dela — Foto: Polícia Militar de União do Sul/Divulgação


Vizinho, que é amante da namorada da vítima, foi preso — Foto: Polícia Militar de União do Sul/Divulgação
Vizinho, que é amante da namorada da vítima, foi preso — Foto: Polícia Militar de União do Sul/Divulgação


Por Denise Soares, G1 MT

          Trump White House braces for full Mueller report      Comment   Translate Page      
Some allies of President Donald Trump say the White House is in for a rude awakening. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter While most of official Washington is on edge ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, Trump White House aides are shrugging off the […]
          Dems rip Nunes’ plan for private huddle with Barr to discuss criminal allegations      Comment   Translate Page      
Before seeing its contents, Rep. Devin Nunes labeled special counsel Robert Mueller’s report a “partisan document” and said “we can just burn it up.” | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter House Democrats are crying foul over a plan by the Intelligence Committee’s top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes, to meet privately with […]
          Ish-deputeti paralajmëron Lleshajn: Mendohu mirë se mandati mbaron shpejt, llogaria mbetet…      Comment   Translate Page      
Ish-kreu i grupit parlamentar të LSI-së Petrit Vasili i ka lëshuar një mesazh ministrit të Brendshëm Sandër Lleshaj, lidhur me veprimet e policisë gjatë protestës, që hodhi disa herë gaz lotsjellës. Në një shënim në Facebook, Vasili shkruan: “Lleshaj si gangster ordiner, nga sot ka nje llogari personale te hapur me mijra shqiptare, te cileve u […]
          Games - Oculus versandte ungewollt Controller mit "unheimlichen" Nachrichten      Comment   Translate Page      
Nicht ernst gemeint, aber insofern bizarr, als Oculus zu Facebook gehört
          How your U.S. lawmaker voted      Comment   Translate Page      

Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the legislative week ending April 12.
          Esteban Fernandez: PUEBLO SIN PASADO      Comment   Translate Page      
Tomado de https://www.facebook.com/


PUEBLO SIN PASADO


 
 Adolfo Otero (el actor que gacia el papel del gallego Rudecindo Caldeiro y Escobiñasl) en el extremo de la derecha


Por Esteban Fernandez
13 de abril de 2019

La revolución se robó e intervino todo en Cuba, pero bajo ningún concepto ese es su peor crimen, lo increíble es que le ha robado a la juventud cubana SU PASADO.

Usted le pregunta a un cubano menor de 50 años: "¿Tú sabes que en nuestro país hubo un programa de televisión llamado ‘Aquí todos hacen de todo’ y que el juez era Arturo Artalejo?" y responde: "Arturo... ¿qué?".

Una dictadura que ha logrado que la gente no sepa quienes fueron Trespatines, ni Chicharito, ni Mamacusa, ni Rosendo Rosell, ni Gaspar Pumarejo, ni Otto Sirgo, ni Minín Bujones, ni Manolo Coego, ni Carlos Badías, ni Edmundo Amorós.

¿Saben que Ramón Fonst es considerado como el mejor esgrimista de la Isla en todos los tiempos y el primer medallista olímpico?

Usted pregunta: "¿Alguna vez escuchaste hablar del Cabaret Regalías, Casino de la Alegría o de Jueves de Partagás?" y dicen: "Creo que mi abuelita mencionó eso una vez".

No saben quienes fueron Roberto Ortiz, ni el "Jiquí" Moreno, ni Carlos Paula, ni Camilo Pascual, ni Pedro Ramos. Ni los libros ni los periódicos han mencionado a Orestes Miñoso ni a Kid Chocolate, ni a Kid Gavilán en 60 años. No saben quienes fuero Adolfo Luque ni Miguel Angel Gónzalez.

Hasta los sagrados nombres de nuestros equipos de béisbol como Almendares, Habana, Cienfuegos y Marianao son "un misterio del oprobioso pasado". En una Cuba libre hay que repartir miles de libros de Angel Torres. A los políticos los tiraron a todos en un saco de "ladrones y malversadores" y jamás mencionan a ninguno de ellos a no ser en una crítica colectiva.

El único individuo que la gente puede reconocer su nombre es Fulgencio Batista y eso es porque la tiranía lo necesita para justificar sus inicios de alguna manera.

Y no saben quienes fueron Carlos Prío, ni Grau San Martín, ni Menocal, ni Machado, ni Tony Varona, ni Carlos Hevia, ni inclusive Pardo Llada. ¡No hay un solo cubano menor de 55 años que pueda decir el nombre de un solo Vicepresidente de la nación!

No saben quienes fueron los ex jefes del Ejército, ni saben quién fue Agapito Mayor, ni Rafael Noble, no saben que existió allí un Tito Hernández, desconocen que hubo un polifacético comediante llamado Jesús Alvariño, no tienen la menor idea de quién fue Rolando Ochoa, ni Eduardo Egea, ni Armando Roblán, ni Normita Súarez.

No saben nada de Carlos Márquez Sterling, ni de Felo Guas Inclán, desconocen a Mimí Cal, a "El Jiniguano", no han escuchado jamás el nombre de Miguel Ángel Quevedo y no tienen ni la menor idea de que fue el director de la revista "Bohemia". No sabe quien fue el ajedrecista José Raúl Capablanca. No saben que Cuba tuvo uno de los mejores short stop del mundo llamado Willy Miranda.

Pregúnteles a los jóvenes recién llegado si saben ¿Quién fue Carlos J. Finlay? Médico cubano nacido en Camagüey (1833-1915). Su gran observación le orientó en el descubrimiento del agente transmisor de la fiebre amarilla.

Nombres de famosos escritores y periodistas como Gastón Baquero, Sergio Carbó, Humberto Medrano, José Ignacio Rivero, Agustín Tamargo, les son totalmente ajenos. ¿Quienes fueron el guapachoso Rolando Laserie, Gustavo Roig, Andrés Fleitas, Herminio Portell Vilá, Perucho Formental, Aureliano Sánchez Arango, Lilia Lazo, Blanquita Amaro, Alberto González Rubio, Luis Conte Agüero, Adolfo Otero? No saben.

Inclusive la historia "moderna", la única que el gobierno acepta e inculca, la historia que comienza con el desembarco del "Granma", esa también está llena de lagunas, de misterios, de nombres eliminados y tachados. Borrados del mapa histórico han sido Huber Matos, Pedro Luis Díaz Lanz, Manolo Ray, José Miró Cardona, William Morgan, Jesús Carreras, Raúl Chibás, Felipe Pazos, Nino Díaz. Cuando se habla de la famosa batalla del Uvero ignoran increíblemente a Jorge Sotús. El primer Presidente que tuvo la revolución, Manuel Urrutia y Lleó, no existe en la historia contemporánea cubana...

Es una amnesia colectiva a la cañona (un crimen de lesa humanidad) que solo permite reconocer a varios nombres como los de Fidel, Raúl, él Che, Camilo, Alicia Alonso, y quizás alguno que otro artista o deportista del pasado que se vistió de miliciano.
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          LOCAL NEWS: Police On The Lookout For Sunglasses Thieves      Comment   Translate Page      
STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) – The Strongsville Police Department is searching for the four suspects involved in a Sunglass Hut theft that occurred on March 20. Police said two men and two woman worked together to steal $1,140 worth of merchandise. The Bedford Police Department posted information on their Facebook on behalf of the Strongsville Police Department. https://www.facebook.com/bedford.police.1/posts/2321605391416952   READ […]
          Keeping Mark Zuckerberg Safe Cost Facebook $22 Million Last Year      Comment   Translate Page      
Facebook cited "negative sentiment regarding our company" as a reason for the cost.
          "Big Brother Is Watching": Facebook 'Accidentally' Includes Secret Orwellian Messages On VR Controllers      Comment   Translate Page      

Tens of thousands of Facebook Oculus virtual reality (VR) controllers contain bizarre 'hidden' inscriptions warning that "Big Brother is Watching" and "The Masons Were Here" among other things ominous messages, according to Business Insider

According to Nate Mitchell, cofounder of Facebook-owned VR organization Oculus, the messages were "easter eggs" which were only meant for prototypes. 

Mitchell added "While I appreciate easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed.

And while the affected units haven't shipped yet, Facebook spokeswoman Joanna Peace told Business Insider that they will ultimately go out to consumers with the hidden messages inside. 

Oculus Touch controllers

"To be clear, no devices have been sold with these messages yet, since Quest and Rift S have not yet shipped. That said, as mentioned in Nate's tweet, the messages will be inside tens of thousands of controller pairs that will ship to consumers when Quest and Rift S ship," wrote Facebook in an email - which kind of makes this look like a giant advertising stunt

"We think it's important to be transparent with our community and take responsibility when there's an error," added the company. 

While most users of the Touch controller will never see the hidden messages, it's an awkward misstep for Facebook, which has faced sustained criticism on privacy issues for more than a decade.

It comes as Facebook attempts to push virtual reality into the mainstream, and the company is also gearing up to launch its long-awaited Oculus Quest, an all-in-one virtual reality headset, in the coming months. -Business Insider

Misstep or marketing campaign?

The inscriptions are sure to draw comparisons to Mark Zuckerberg's 'illuminati' hoodie, which he revealed during a 2020 interview with Recode editor-at-large Kara Swisher. 


          The Legal Narrative Funnel That's Being Used To Extradite Assange      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Isn’t it interesting how an Ecuadorian “asylum conditions” technicality, a UK bail technicality, and a US whistleblowing technicality all just so happened to converge in a way that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?

Following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top UK officials all began simultaneously piping the following exact phrase into public consciousness: “No one is above the law.”

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law,” Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament after Assange’s arrest.

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law,” tweeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

“Nearly 7 years after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law,” tweeted Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Over and over again that phrase showed up to be unquestioningly re-bleated by the human livestock known as the British press in all their reporting on the Assange case: No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. Something tells me they really want people to know that, with regard to Julian Assange, no one is above the law.

But what is “the law” in this particular case? What they are constantly referring to as “the law” with regard to Assange is in fact nothing more than a combination of ridiculous bureaucratic technicalities which can be (and have been) interpreted very differently, but are now instead being interpreted in a way which just so happens to lead to a truth-telling journalist being locked in a cage, awaiting extradition to the same government which tortured Chelsea Manning.

Now, the US is a Free Democracy™. When you are a Free Democracy™, you can’t just go around imprisoning journalists willy nilly simply for telling the truth about your government. That’s something other countries do, bad countries, the kind of country the US routinely invades in order to help spread Freedom and Democracy™. The US would never do that. But it would diddle a bunch of narratives in such a way that just so happens to achieve exactly the same result.

As we discussed yesterday, the Trump administration’s extradition request is accompanied by criminal charges which are based on the same information which the Obama administration declined to charge Assange for, a point which has been discussed in more detail in a new article by The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee. The Obama administration looked at the evidence and concluded that there was no way to charge Assange with anything without endangering press freedoms, then the Trump administration looked at literally the exact same evidence and said screw press freedoms, we’re going after him. They wanted to punish Assange and show the world what happens to a journalist who exposes US war crimes, so they changed the narrative to make it happen.

But they couldn’t extradite Assange from the UK if the British government didn’t legally have Assange in custody.

To get around this problem, the UK, which is functionally just a province within the US-centralized empire, used a bail technicality to justify his arrest. After the Swedish government decided to drop its sexual assault investigation without issuing any charges, Assange’s legal team attempted last year to get a British arrest warrant dropped for a bail violation which went into effect when the WikiLeaks founder took political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. The judge in that case, Emma Arbuthnot, just happens to be married to former Tory junior Defence Minister and government whip James Arbuthnot, who served as director of Security Intelligence Consultancy SC Strategy Ltd with a former head of MI6. Lady Arbuthnot denied Assange’s request with extreme vitriol, despite his argument that British law does have provisions which allow for the time he’d already served under functional house arrest to count toward far more time than would be served for violating bail. The British government kept police stationed outside the embassy at taxpayers’ expense with orders to arrest Assange on sight.

But they couldn’t arrest Assange as long as he had legal political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

To get around that problem, Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno found himself being courted by the US government, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and reportedly discussing Assange after US Democratic senators petitioned Pence to push for Moreno to revoke political asylum. The New York Times reported last year that in 2017 Paul Manafort met with Moreno and offered to broker a deal where Ecuador could receive debt relief aid in exchange for handing Assange over, and just last month Ecuador ended up receiving a 4.2 billion dollar loan from the Washington-based IMF. And then, lo and behold, we just so happen to see Ecuador justifying the revocation of political asylum under the absurd claim that Assange had violated conditions that were only recently invented, using narratives that were based on wild distortions and outright lies.

In this way a kind of narrative funnel was created, funneling Assange from the embassy to British police on the imaginary narrative that Assange had violated asylum conditions and that he needs to serve time for a bail violation, which in turn allows for Assange to be funneled from the UK into the US on the imaginary narrative that he broke some kind of law by trying to help Chelsea Manning cover her tracks and avoid detection, which is all made possible by the fact that the government of Australia (another province in the US-centralized empire) has refused to provide any protection for its citizen. And the end result just so happens to look the same as what you see when a journalist tries to expose malfeasance in an overtly totalitarian government.

This is called Nice Guy Fascism. With a little narrative manipulation you get to act just like a brutal totalitarian regime and then say it’s not because you’re a brutal totalitarian regime, it’s because you’re deeply deeply concerned about the adherence to a specific interpretation of the bureaucratic technicalities of bail protocol. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law.

They keep saying “No one is above the law,” but what they really mean is “No one is safe from the law.” Our rulers are using Assange to show that they can get anyone who tells the truth about them, even if there are laws and policies in place which ostensibly prohibit that.

Manipulators love the rule of law, because they are able to twist it toward their infernal ends. It’s always possible to squint at laws in such a way that it allows them to be interpreted to the benefit of the powerful, which is why lawyers are often horrible human beings. All the most horrific things that have been done throughout the history of civilization have been carried out not by criminals but by law-abiding citizens, because they were perfectly legal under the ruling governments of that time. Genocide, slavery, torture, the use of the atomic bomb: all perfectly legal and state-sanctioned in their time.

They want you looking at “the rule of law”. They want you fixated on it. But really “the rule of law” is nothing other than a series of mental narratives which are treated as reality by existing power structures. Assange is a prisoner by narrative, because he punched holes in the authorized narratives of the powerful. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world.

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          Keeping Mark Zuckerberg Safe Cost Facebook $22 Million Last Year      Comment   Translate Page      
Facebook cited "negative sentiment regarding our company" as a reason for the cost.
          No More Kids! Jenelle Evans Hints At Getting Her Tubes Tied      Comment   Translate Page      

Jenelle Evans has stunned fans by hinting that she wants to get her tubes tied so she doesn’t have any more babies! The famous Teen Mom 2 star, 27, posted a cryptic story on her Facebook after RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed that Jenelle is going to trial with baby daddy Nathan Griffith in their custody battle. Read More

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           Comment on Should Wichita Falls tell elected officials what they can tell voters? by MarS       Comment   Translate Page      
There is much more to this story than the councilor simply posting the salaries... those are public information. He also stated that the average City Manager pay in Texas is about $85,000 and the WF City Manager is grossly overpaid. He doesn’t give any information about how he arrives at this supposed average salary. He has made statements like the City Manager should not make more than a police officer. He has also made derogatory statements on the District 5 Facebook page about the mayor and city manager. He has falsely stated that the mayor is being awarded city contracts for his own business, which is illegal, and he has claimed he has awarded projects to close friends and business partners. The Councilman also posted about a city bid posting that was awarded to a company because he (the councilor) had a friend that he would have told about the bid if he had known... those bids are posted on the city’s website, and are public information. The councilor has made statements about being upset that the mayor won’t assign him a seat on the 4A and 4B boards, which he can’t sit on as a councilor. He could only be a liaison, which is a non-voting member (and in fact, the meeting is open to the public, he could go if he wanted) Someone claiming to be the councilor’s fiancée has also made statements on the page that if there is a “mole” in the Facebook group, they would come after them.
          «Ей было всего 24»: Ушла из жизни молодая спортсменка, двукратная чемпионка Казахстана      Comment   Translate Page      

Известная спортсменка, двукратная чемпионка Республики Казахстан по дзюдо Аэлита Щербакова умерла в возрасте 24 лет. Трагическую новость сообщили в Facebook-аккаунте федерации дзюдо Казахстана. Причина смерти талантливой спортсменки пока уточняется.  «Федерация дзюдо Казахстана выражает глубокие соболезнования родным и близким Аэлиты Щербаковой», — сообщается в публикации федерации в соцсети. Аэлиты не стало 11 апреля. Как сообщила пиар-менеджер […]

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          When It Comes To The Achievement Gap In Austin’s Schools, There’s More To Say      Comment   Translate Page      

There are great comments and reflections on this multiply-authored piece by Deb Kelt, Julia Hernandez, Patricia Nuñez, Dr. Michael Marder, and Will Davies curated by KUT's Claire McInerny.


There are insightful comments and discussion on KUT's Facebook page that I encourage you to read, as well.  Standardized tests are particularly problematic in reinscribing the very gap they purport to be addressing.


-Angela Valenzuela

When It Comes To The Achievement Gap In Austin’s Schools, There’s More To Say.

  April 12, 2019  
GABRIEL C. PÉREZ
Last week, we published a story called Held Back, a look at the achievement gap in Austin ISD and how we educate students, especially those of color or from low-income homes.
It's an important issue to many in Austin and we heard from a lot of readers and listeners who wanted to continue the conversation on ideas brought up in the story – and some that weren’t.
We collected a handful of comments that represented larger themes present in the feedback to the story. They have been edited for brevity and clarity. 
The term ‘achievement gap’ blames students.
The term "achievement gap" blames students -- it positions students as less than, behind, inferior, incapable. And it positions certain students in this light, namely students of color, students living in poverty, students who speak languages other than English. This is a deeply problematic term, and it's a stance that we must reject in education.
It's the systems we must overhaul. We must look at the many problems with standardized testing, including bias. We must look at what "counts" in school, and question the white supremacist values/ways of acting/ways of knowing that are often held up as "better" in the U.S. and in our schools.  We must look at whose languages are valued, and whose are not, and we must work to challenge the structures that prioritize English.
To me, this is the main reason why "achievement gap" is so offensive. It's just not true. I wish everyone could spend a few hours with the amazing kids I taught at Travis and Akins. The reading test may have given my students a certain label, but it was so utterly false and incomplete. My students interpreted books in ways that I would have never imagined, seeing things I had missed, sharing perspectives I would have never considered. Students shared their ideas with generosity and joy --  and they did all this in so many languages!
I’m grateful I had mentors who taught me how to see all the assets students bring, and how to then use these strengths to help everyone grow further. This appreciative lens changed my teaching in profound ways, and I am certain that if we started with student strength in our classrooms, the possibilities for future growth would be limitless.
 – Deb Kelt, former AISD teacher and Assistant Professor of Practice in the University of Texas College of Education
Tests aren't necessarily built for bilingual students.
Austin ISD currently has enrolled approximately 15,000 English learners (developing bilinguals) at the elementary school level. Some of these students are enrolled in robust and mature Bilingual Education programs that capitalize on students linguistic practices as resources for literacy development.  Establishing goals that include both Spanish (partner language) and English is critical as literacies and languages develop cohesively in reciprocal ways.
Raising awareness and understanding that bilingual students develop literacy differently is important. We know that the use of monolingual, whether Spanish or English metrics results in students scoring below their monolingual peers resulting in deficit thinking about our bilingual students.  This pushes educators to the abandon biliteracy goals, the purchase of remedial programs and the use of ineffective regressive instructional practices; all due to invalid metrics.
 – Patricia Núñez, M.Ed. Austin Area Association for Bilingual Education, past president and Julia Hernández, M.Ed. Austin Area Association for Bilingual Education, vice president
There has to be a balance.
The saddest feature of this beautifully reported story is the pitched battle between two ideas that should be working together rather than in opposition. These two ideas are automatic skills and creativity.  When in high school I had the worst physics course in the history of the universe but wanted to become a physicist, I started drilling myself on physics problems during summers. Creative came later.
Held Back describes project-based instruction as the antithesis of drill-and-kill for reading. I’m a co-director and co-founder of a program to prepare math and science teachers, UTeach. I developed and teach a project-based course in the UTeach sequence. But this does not mean that I dismiss the 3R approach at Graham. It should be looked at very seriously. The process may be intense, and it may be guided by tests, but that will be worth it if it gets more kids to the point where they can read and write with ease, for learning and for pleasure, and also learning through projects.
There has got to exist a middle path through this controversy.
 – Michael Marder, Executive Director of UTeach
To achieve, students should be given opportunities.
The “achievement gap,” often downplays the fact that Austin, and this nation, have repeatedly chosen segregation and inequitable resource and opportunity distribution for their schools. It’s a mistake to try to understand “achievement gaps” without paying attention to the historical and contemporary opportunity gaps that persist between the education provided to different groups of students based on race, class, and geography.
Austin, long one of the state’s most racially and economically segregated cities, has undergone “freedom of choice,” federal desegregation court rulings, the dissolving of attendance zones, busing, the expansion of magnets, “priority schools,” and the eventual restoration of neighborhood schools that mirrored the residentially segregated reality of the community.
Opportunity gaps have consequences. Black and Latinx students in AISD are dramatically underrepresented in AP and magnet programs, continue to be disproportionately disciplined, and many are opting-out of the public option entirely in favor of charters. Racism today works in more subtle and elusive ways than it once did. Everyday discriminatory practices often occur without intent, and can reflect lowered expectations, deficit mindsets, or implicit biases about certain students and communities.
 – Will Davies, Austin area bilingual educator, UT graduate student

          UFO GUITARIST/KEYBOARDIST PAUL RAYMOND PASSES AT AGE 73      Comment   Translate Page      
UFO guitarist, and keyboard player Paul Raymond, , has died at the age of 73. The news comes just eight days after UFO played their final UK show at London’s Forum. Raymond’s death was confirmed by his life partner, Sandra, who posted the news on Facebook, writing “With a desperate and broken heart, fully in...

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          6 природных чудес, которые страшнее любого фильма ужасов      Comment   Translate Page      

Если мысль об убийцах с мачете и в хоккейной маске заставляет вас с головой зарыться под одеяло, то сейчас мы напугаем вас ещё больше. Раз вы не в состоянии справиться с этими вымышленными и почти ручными героями фильмов ужасов, значит вы не готовы и к встрече с настоящим мастером ужасов: нашей Природой. Всего лишь попробуйте выйти из дома, и вы получите возможность поучаствовать в фильме ужасов…

6. Олени отрывают головы друг другу

Пожалуйста, взгляните на эту величественную работу природы, на оленя с двумя головами:

Эта гниющая шелуха справа – разлагающаяся голова белохвостого оленя, оторванная во время боя с соперником и поднятая на рога победителем в качестве предупреждения всякому, кто захочет бросить вызов его господству. Эта фотография была размещена в Facebook сотрудниками Департамента по рыбным ресурсам и диким животным штата Кентукки, которых поразило жестокое свидетельство боевого мастерства, похожее на историю про викингов. Фотографию сопровождала подпись: «Это был действительно редкий трофей!!!».

И это не единичный случай. Похожая сцена развернулась и в окрестностях Уолхолла в Северной Дакоте.

На этот раз уже лось размахивал останками побеждённого противника.

Вот ещё один инцидент в Северной Дакоте, с более счастливым финалом. Сделав несколько фотографий, человек, который обнаружил последствия этого ужасного поединка, распутал рога и освободил животное.

5. Оса, которая мучает пауков

Южноамериканский Anelosimus eximius – «социальный» паук. Не в том смысле, что паукам нравится ходить в гости друг к другу, чтобы угоститься горячей настойкой из мух, а в том, что эти пауки живут огромными стаями и строят ужасно обширные системы коммуникации.

Но, как это ни удивительно, в данной истории пауки являются жертвами. Потому что – что может быть хуже паука? Конечно же, осы! Пожалуй, их можно назвать самыми откровенно злобными существами, но даже среди них выделяются паразитарные осы-наездники подвида Zatypota. Эти паразиты не просто поедают своих хозяев изнутри – такого рода старая и скучная жестокость была обнаружена ещё в 2011 году. Однако осы-затыпоты сначала заставляют пауков выкапывать собственные могилы.

Процесс начинается с того, что оса незаметно откладывает яйца на живот паука. После того, как вылупятся личинки, они прилипают к хозяину и начинают высасывать из него гемолимфу (своеобразный заменитель крови у паука). Когда паук почти опустошается, личинка заставляет паука свернуть кокон для них обоих. Так что возможно, что завершается этот акт дикой игры интимными моментами.

4. Круг смерти индюков – как культовый ритуал

Ах, скромная индейка – бестолковая, нелепо бормочущая, но вкусная под соусом. Что ещё мы знаем об этих домашних птицах? Только то, что они имеют свой культ смерти и проводят сложные ритуалы служения Паймону – одному из восьми князей ада.

https://youtu.be/vbnfCsAI0ps

На видео выше показана мёртвая кошка на дороге, вокруг которой по часовой стрелке ходят кругами индюки. Нетрудно представить сценарий, при котором это предвещает какой-либо катаклизм. А вдруг, подобно тому, как некоторые животные начинают метаться, почувствовав приближение землетрясения, индюки совершают свои обряды, посылая сигнал о конце всех времён? И да, можете смеяться, сколько хотите!

https://youtu.be/7pYxmoJatqQ

По словам биолога из Калифорнийского университета в Дэвисе, индюки проводят так называемый «осмотр хищника», и именно так некоторые виды потенциальных жертв сообщают возможному злоумышленнику, что они знают о его присутствии. Ритуал предназначен для оценки уровня угрозы, и иногда его бывает достаточно, чтобы отпугнуть хищника. Так что, скорее всего, у индюков при виде уже умершей кошки просто сработал инстинкт – но, всё же, кто его знает….

3. Муравьи, украшающие свои гнезда черепами врагов

В 2018 году в журнале «Formica archboldi» были опубликованы результаты исследования, проведённого Адриан Смит из Университета штата Северной Каролины. В нём описаны своеобразные привычки муравьёв Formica archboldi. Учёные знали о них уже в течение шести десятилетий или около того, но почему-то только сейчас решили проинформировать общественность об их дерьмовых привычках.

https://youtu.be/heuYzC12etg

Formica archboldi специализируются на охоте на плотоядных и в целом отвратительных муравьёв-одонтомахусов. Для этого они покрывают сами себя восковым химическим секретом, которые сбивает с толку одонтомахусов и заставляет их принимать Formica archboldi за своих. Затем, когда бдительность противника ослаблена, Formica archboldi выбирает цель и выпускает брызги парализующей кислоты. Поскольку природа – самый изобретательный серийный убийца, кислота просто обездвиживает одонтомахуса, давая возможность охотнику неторопливо расчленить свою жертву.

И вот ещё что: этот милый охотник на хищников любит собирать черепа. Одни муравьи просто оставляют их лежать без дела, в то время как другие собирают их в кучу возле своего гнезда. Учёные точно не знают, для чего нужны муравьям груды голов противника возле гнёзд.

2. Кровавый червяк штата Мэн вылупляется из своего рта, словно фантастическое чудовище

Кровавый червяк штата Мэн (разновидность мотыля) назван так потому, что, конечно же, он живёт в штате Мэн. А ещё потому, что через его прозрачную кожу просвечивает содержащийся в его крови гемоглобин. Это кремово-розовое чудовище, личинки которого выползают через рот прямо из его головы.

Кроме того, все четыре челюсти червяка металлические. Это единственный известный организм, в котором присутствует металлический сплав, и учёные понятия не имеют, как он туда попал (как вариант, на самом деле, эти черви – инопланетные киборги).

https://youtu.be/o7aM5gU8mFY

Добавим веселья: эти маленькие монстры и ядовиты, и плотоядны. Хотя для людей их яд вреден, он не способен убить человека. В реальной жизни эти черви ценятся среди рыболовов в качестве приманки, и люди зарабатывают приличные деньги на их продаже.

1. Безголовая жаба встаёт и движется

В 1945 году всю страну поразил «Безголовый цыплёнок Майк», проживший целых 18 месяцев без головы. Конечно, всё это было «очень мило», и вот теперь ещё одно существо претендует на такую же славу.

Герпетолог Джилл Флеминг и несколько его коллег гуляли по лесу, собирая информацию о тритонах, когда им посчастливилось встретить этого монстра. Несмотря на отсутствующую челюсть, глаза, нос и язык, этот парень был всё ещё жив и скакал по округе.

https://youtu.be/UJKdjiff0sI

Чёткого объяснения того, как всё это произошло, у нас нет, но существует много гипотез, каждая из которых ужасна по-своему. Флеминг думает, что хищник нашёл жабу во время зимней спячки, начал её обгладывать, но затем обнаружил, что она жива, и оставил в покое, успев сожрать часть головы. Лидия Франклинос, опытный ветеринарный врач, предположила, что состояние жабы может быть делом мухи, питающейся плотью. Муха могла отложить яйцо во рту жабы, и после того, как вылупилась личинка, она съела часть головы изнутри. Мы полагаем, что эти объяснения должны вызвать симпатию к жабе, но предложение будет другим: убейте её. Убейте её огнём.


          WTB presenta los Verdict, unos neumáticos de Enduro diseñados para ofrecer la mejor tracción frontal      Comment   Translate Page      
WTB presenta los Verdict, unos neumáticos de Enduro diseñados para ofrecer la mejor tracción frontal

WTB ha presentado en la última edición del Sea Otter Classic dos neumáticos, Verdict y Verdict Wet, dirigidos a las disciplinas de Enduro y All Mountain. Las nuevas cubiertas han sido diseñadas para proporcionar la mejor tracción posible en la rueda delantera, con un modelo específico para terrenos secos y sueltos (WTB Verdict) y otro para condiciones más húmedas y embarradas (WTB Verdict Wet).

Ver publicación completa en: https://www.todomountainbike.net/componentes/wtb-presenta-verdict-neumaticos-enduro-disenados-ofrecer-mejor-traccion-frontal

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          La experiencia de Ibon Zugasti en la GFNY 2019 de la República Dominicana      Comment   Translate Page      
La experiencia de Ibon Zugasti en la GFNY 2019 de la República Dominicana

La GFNY (Gran Fondo New York) es una competición de nivel internacional para bicis de carretera que se celebra de marzo a febrero recorriendo en cada una de sus paradas prácticamente toda la totalidad del globo. La República Dominicana albergó la quinta ronda de este circuito en una cita cuyo invitado más ilustre fue Ibon Zugasti del Orbea Factory Team.

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          Andalucía Bike Race 2019: David Valero y Hildegunn Hovdenak se proclaman campeones de la edición      Comment   Translate Page      
Andalucía Bike Race 2019: David Valero y Hildegunn Hovdenak se proclaman campeones de la edición

Después de 5 jornadas de competición, la Andalucía Bike Race 2019 ha llegado a su final con la disputa de una emocionante Finisher Stage en la que todo era posible tanto en categoría masculina y femenina. En la línea de salida, las apuestas se decantaban por David Valero y Natalia Fischer, corredores del MMR Factory Racing, algo que ha quedado confirmado a medias con la victoria del biker granadino y la segunda plaza de Fischer, con la noruega Hildegunn Hovdenak proclamándose campeona por segundo año consecutivo.

Ver publicación completa en: https://www.todomountainbike.net/competicion/andalucia-bike-race-2019-david-valero-hildegunn-hovdenak-proclaman-campeones-edicion

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          4 Islands MTB Race 2019: la tercera etapa con Tomi Misser y David Ruano del Orbea Factory Team      Comment   Translate Page      
4 Islands MTB Race 2019: la tercera etapa con Tomi Misser y David Ruano del Orbea Factory Team

Intratables es la palabra que mejor define al equipo formado por Tomi Misser y David Ruano en la 4 Islands MTB Race 2019. ¿Por qué? Porque después de 4 jornadas disputadas (3 etapas más prólogo), los corredores del Orbea Factory Team suman 4 de 4 victorias y encaran la etapa final con la general de categoría Máster prácticamente sentenciada a su favor.

Ver publicación completa en: https://www.todomountainbike.net/videos/4-islands-mtb-race-2019-tercera-etapa-tomi-misser-david-ruano-orbea-factory-team

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          El Gran Premio BTT Villa de El Almendro se estrena en el Open de España de XCO 2019      Comment   Translate Page      
El Gran Premio BTT Villa de El Almendro se estrena en el Open de España de XCO 2019

Tras acumular prestigio formando parte del Open de Andalucía y del Circuito Diputación de Huelva, el Gran Premio BTT Villa de El Almendro se estrena como prueba del calendario del Open de España XCO Cofidis 2019. La competición onubense, que además forma parte del calendario internacional de la UCI como prueba de Clase 2, tiene lugar el domingo 14 de abril y marca la llegada al ecuador del circuito nacional de XCO, que celebra su tercera ronda con la estonia Janika Loiv y el ruso Anton Sintsov como líderes en la máxima categoría.

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          (Video) 'Ayah! Mak pengsan!' - Sempat rakam kelibat wanita tua misteri sebelum pengsan      Comment   Translate Page      

Viral di media sosial video yang dirakam seorang wanita yang mendakwa ternampak kelibat wanita tua bertongkat ketika mereka sekeluarga sedang beriadah di sebatang sungai. 

Tidak dinyatakan lokasi kejadian, tetapi ada beberapa individu mendakwa kawasan itu kelihatan seperti Sungai Ulu Kenas Kuala Kangsar, Perak atau Sungai Mahang, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. 

Berdasarkan video durasi 1 minit 53 saat itu, si ibu terdahulu merakam kawasan sekitar sebelum ternampak kelibat seorang wanita tua bertongkat berdiri di atas batu (sebelah kiri pandangan) yang memerhati gerak geri mereka anak beranak. 

Terkejut dengan penampakan itu, si ibu terus memanggil anak-anaknya balik, tetapi tiga anaknya itu masih mahu bermain di tengah sungai itu. 

"Awal lagi mak, ayah tengah memancing tu!" jawab anak perempuannya. 

SI ibu yang dipercayai ketakutan terus naik semula ke tebing sungai dan sekali lagi memanggil anak-anaknya pulang. 

Namun wanita tua itu secara tiba-tiba muncul di batu sebelah kanan pandangan mata, menimbulkan tanda tanya bagaimana dia boleh bergerak dengan begitu pantas. 

Wanita misteri itu beredar perlahan-lahan meninggalkan mereka. 

"Anaa, cepatlah," kata si ibu yang dipercayai jatuh pengsan, tetapi telefon bimbitnya masih meneruskan rakaman video. 

"Ayah! Mak pengsan! Ayah! Mak pengsan!" kata si anak lelaki. 


Sementara itu, di media sosial netizen memberi pelbagai reaksi mereka. Ada yang percaya dan juga sebaliknya di mana mereka mendakwa itu sekadar lakonan atau gurauan sahaja. 

"Dia cuba tak nak beritahu anak-anak dia sebab dia sendiri pun dah ketakutan tu," kata netizen. 

Seorang lagi netizen pula mendakwa, "Ini port aku selalu pergi mandi wei! Kat kampung aku saja ni. Orang cakap itu memang laluan dia. Dia nak balik rumah dia di Gunung Bubu yang ada 1,001 rahsia ceritanya," kata netizen bernama WanNur Effina. 

          Remembering Jewish Culture in Ukraine: In the Synagogue      Comment   Translate Page      

Remembering Jewish Culture in Ukraine: In the Synagogue

Bloomsbury Studio
Monday, 17 June 2019
Tickets: 

£7
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Remembering Jewish Culture in Ukraine: discussion and screening of an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s In the Synagogue by Ivan Orlenko

In the Synagogue is a fascinating short film by young Ukrainian director Ivan Orlenko based on an unfinished story by Franz Kafka. One of few works by Kafka to deal with Jewish culture overtly, the story describes a strange vision of a beast as seen by a Jewish boy has while praying in a synagogue, a metaphor which could be interpreted in several ways. One of Ukraine’s brightest young directors, Ivan Orlenko, has adapted Kafka’s fragment into a 30-minute film, shot entirely in Yiddish, and transposed its action to a synagogue in western Ukraine. The screening will be preceded by a talk by Dr Uilleam Blacker of UCL SSEES on the ways in which the rich Jewish cultural heritage of Ukraine is remembered and reimagined in the country today, and the challenges which this process of recovery faces. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director.

The event is co-organised by The Ukrainian Institute, London and UCL SSEES, with the assistance of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.

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Facebook has had its own Messenger app for mobile devices for nearly 8 years now, but it was five years ago they made one of the oddest and most criticized moves in the company's history.

In 2014, Facebook removed the Messenger function from its core Facebook app, and after that you had to download a separate app if you wanted to chat with your Facebook friends inside Messenger.

Many probably predicted doom and gloom for Messenger after that, but it has went on to increase its reach to over a billion people. However, it hasn't managed to gain as much traction as another messaging app owned by Facebook, WhatsApp.

Now it seems that Facebook is planning on bringing chat back to Facebook's own app. According to unreleased app feature guru Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook update is bringing Messenger functionality back to the Facebook app.

In pictures posted on Twitter, Wong shows that the Messenger icon in the top right corner of the Facebook app would open a new Chat section of the app instead of the separate Messenger app.

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Rumors have it that the feature will roll out to at least some of us some time in the coming months.


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I finished the process of making Good Omens into television at the end of January 2019.  It's been ten weeks since then and I'm only just just starting to feel human again. And not yet a laughing running tapdancing human, more a sort of baffled, awkward vague human who only remembers the word he was searching for about five minutes after he no longer needs it. Like Charlie on the last page of Flowers For Algernon. I hope to arrive back at normal humanity somewhere in June.

Amanda is on tour 3 or 4 days a week, and home the other 3 or 4 days. (Here's her tour schedule: http://amandapalmer.net/shows/) I'm a home-husband, trying to remember how that writing thing I used to do went, and getting the Ash time I missed in December and January as I finished Good Omens.

Ash is keeping me amused and delighted. Mostly by talking, sometimes by singing. He fell in love with christmas songs at Christmas, and they are only just now starting to be supplanted. Which is good for those of us who feared that the reign of Frosty the Snowman and Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer would never end. Currently his favourite songs are Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" and Harry Belafonte's 'Banana Boat Song', which quite often means an unusually large voice coming out of a small boy at unexpected moments, belting out "Day-o! DAAAAAY-O! Daylight Come an' mi Want To Go Hooome!"

Me: Perhaps you could use your quiet inside voice for that, Ash?

Ash (very politely, as if explaining something to someone a bit slow): No, Dadda. I need to be very loud. Do you understand? DAAAAAAAY-O!

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The squawking noise in the background is guinea fowl...

We have a very small flock of guinea fowl here.  And they squawk.

They also remind me a little of dinosaurs, and make me smile. We had twelve last summer, and then one day we had eight, and we had eight all through the autumn and the winter.

The collective noun for guinea fowl is a confusion, and this is both apt and accurate.

Our neighbour Caroline (she's a potter, and she recently made me a Perfect TeaCupMug -- it's enormous!) does all of the looking after the guinea fowl, and I look proudly and fondly on because they spend their days wandering around eating ticks and thus, I hope, decreasing everyone's chances of getting Lyme disease here in prime Lyme disease country.

I worry about mysterious predators, so I automatically count the guinea fowl when I see them.

A couple of weeks ago the number dropped to seven. I was sad, assuming that the fowl in question had been eaten by something local with teeth or talons.

I mentioned this to Caroline. She took me a little way into the woods and she pointed out the missing guinea fowl, who believed herself to be perfectly camouflaged, sitting quietly on an awful lot of eggs.






We pretended we hadn't seen her and walked away, then immediately googled how long it takes guinea fowl eggs to hatch (about 28 days). Fingers crossed that in another two weeks we will have keets (which is what you call baby guinea fowl).

It's been years since I've blogged regularly. Let's see if I start again now. (I might. It's a good warm-up for writing and I'm looking forward to being a writer again.)




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On this day 16 years ago, All Grown Up! premiered on Nickelodeon!

Nicktoons Facts: All Grown Up! was a spinoff based of Rugrats based on the 10th anniversary episode "All Growed Up." It premiered on April 12th, 2003 as the highest-rated premiere in Nickelodeon history (at the time) and ran for 55 episodes over 5 seasons. The theme tune is sung by Cree Summer, who voiced Susie Carmichael on both Rugrats and All Grown Up!.

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Paramount Pictures has today announced the it was moved the premiere of Dora and the Lost City of Gold forward from its Friday, August 2, 2019 slot, and will now release Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies' upcoming live-action movie inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated preschool series Dora the Explorer on Wednesday, July 31, 2019!


The new release date will give Dora a head start at the box office before Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw debuts. Disney still has Fox’s X-Men spinoff The New Mutants on that theatrical date. At CinemaCon, a placard during the House of Mouse’s presentation showed that the film was still committed to a theatrical release, and not jettisoning to Hulu as was rumored.

In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey, voiced by Danny Trejo), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is directed by James Bobin, produced by Christopher Robin producer Kristin Burr, who is joined by longtime Bobin associate, executive producer John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) as well as executive producers Julia Pistor (The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Eugenio Derbez. Tom Wheeler wrote the story, and Nicholas Stoller and Matthew Robinson penned the screenplay. Walden Media is co-financing and co-producing the film with Paramount.



11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee director James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) has assembled a cast of diverse superstars to star in the movie, including: Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Transformers: The Last Knight) as Dora, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Overboard) and Michael Peña, who play the parents of the titular character; Eugenio Derbez (Overboard, Instructions Not Included; How to Be A Latin Lover), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders; Jeffrey Wahlberg (Future World, Ballers, Counterpart, Reefa) in the role of cousin Diego; Nicholas Coombe (Spy Kids: Mission Control, Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Tidelands) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor, The 33) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana), who will play the role of Powell; Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist), who will play Inca Princess Kawillaka; Pia Miller (Home and Away) as Dora's aunt Mami; Madelyn Miranda, who portrays Young Dora; Benicio del Toro as the voice of Swiper the fox, and Danny Trejo as the voice of Boots the Monkey.

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Hot on the heels of announcing Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, an all-new animated movie based on the first volume of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, DC, IDW and Nickelodeon and reuniting again Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, a stunning six-issue conclusion to the smash-hit crossover trilogy, released to mark the 80th anniversary of Batman and the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in May 2019! Check out the official press release below for the full details!:

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BURBANK, CA and SAN DIEGO, CA – (February 15, 2019) – The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this May as DC Publishing and IDW Publishing today announced plans for BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III, a stunning six-issue conclusion to the smash-hit crossover trilogy.

“I still remember the e-mail asking me if I wanted to write the first Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover,” said series writer James Tynion IV. “My brain couldn’t even process what I was reading for a few seconds, and I started having a panic attack about fitting it into my work schedule. Then, finally, I pictured Michelangelo’s reaction to seeing the T. rex in the Batcave for the first time and started laughing out loud.”

“When I got the call asking if I would be interested in doing some covers for a Batman/TMNT crossover,” added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, “the ten-year-old Batman fan got up and ran around the room screaming at the top of his lungs with excitement…then the fifty-year-old life-long Batman fan did the same thing!”

Tynion IV (BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK) reunites with artist Freddie E. Williams II (INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS) and colorist Jeremy Colwell for this final chapter starring Gotham’s Dark Knight and New York’s Heroes in a Half Shell. Eastman will illustrate variant covers for the series and, as he did in collaboration with Williams II on 2017’s KAMANDI CHALLENGE, contribute interior artwork at a pivotal point in the new run.

“The story for volume three is a blast, and I am having the time of my life illustrating it,” said Williams II. “And lucky for me, I’m not alone in this grand task. I’m having a huge and exciting personal crossover of my own with one of my all-time heroes and favorite artists, Kevin Eastman! Say what? Yup, you heard that right! We’ve got something so fun and exciting planned! I’m geeking out about it every day, and I think all of you will, too!”

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the TMNT, as our creative partner on the series,” continued Tynion IV. “Kevin will be working closely with Freddie, contributing art on part of the run in a really exciting way that I can’t wait for fans to see. We’re going to see Bats and Turtles collide like never before in a story so big, it’s the perfect way to conclude our Batman/TMNT trilogy.”

In the first two blockbuster volumes, our heroes battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham and then went head-to-head with Bane in New York. But now, in the third and biggest chapter, Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe—and no universe is safe from his wrath!

“For the last few years, with the incredible Freddie E. Williams II, I’ve been able to shepherd the meetings of two of pop culture’s biggest, most iconic brands in huge, exciting ways,” said Tynion IV. “We’ve brought Shredder to Gotham leading a riot of mutant Arkham inmates, and we’ve seen Bane bring Venom to the streets of the Turtles’ New York City. But now, on the 80th anniversary of Batman, and the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we’ve got the biggest, craziest idea ever, one that brings all three volumes full circle to make a real statement about what these characters mean to us.”

“I am so incredibly proud of the series so far,” concluded Eastman. “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has easily been one of my biggest personal geek-out moments ever, and from what I’ve seen of series III, my advice to fans is to buckle up, things are about to get seriously crazy! Forever grateful that James and Freddie invited me into their backyard to play for a bit.”

Fans of the comic series will see the Dark Knight continue to fight like never before with wall-to-wall ninja action in BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III beginning May 1, 2019.


(cover to BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #1 by Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell)

Also announced this week by Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Nickelodeon is Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, an all-new animated movie arriving on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital later this spring, based on Tynion IV and Williams II’s first volume of BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.

About DC
Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, DC is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson. IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT. IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Update (4/13) - James Tynion IV today unveiled a bunch of Turtley Awesome art from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III!



This spring, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Entertainment are teaming up with DC Entertainment and Nickelodeon for Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, an all-new animated movie that unites everyone's favorite turtles with the Caped Crusader for the first time outside of the comics page. Based on the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics miniseries by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, the film will see the turtles meeting Batman, Batgirl and Robin — thanks to a dimensional warp — and feature our heroes teaming up to face Batman's deadly rogues gallery.


The film's voice cast features Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins) as both Batman and the Joker (making him the first actor ever to take on both roles in one project), Darren Criss (the Emmy-winning star of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, Eric Bauza (The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo, Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as the Penguin, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls) as both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko's Modern Life, Fairly OddParents, Reno 911!) as Bane, and Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra's al Ghul.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Nickelodeon and DC, the film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 14, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on June 4, 2019.

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Originally published: Friday, February 15, 2019.

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          Juliaus Kalinsko and Nickelodeon Collaborate on New Fashion Line to Celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th Anniversary      Comment   Translate Page      
Lithuanian fashion designer Juliaus Kalinsko today (Friday 12th April 2019) unveiled a colourful brand-new clothing collection inspired by Nickelodeon's hit animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants (Kempiniukas Plačiakelnis) at Mados infekcija, Lithuania's biggest fashion event. Comprising of apparel and accessories, the SpongeBob x Juliaus Kalinsko collection will form part of Nickelodeon International's SpongeBob Gold campaign to celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th anniversary.


From 15min.lt:

Pirmoji „Mados infekcijos“ diena: pagerbtas jubiliejų švenčiantis Kempiniukas

Penktadienio vakarą prasidėjo dvi dienas (balandžio 12 ir 13 d.) truksiantis didžiausias Lietuvoje mados renginys „Mados infekcija“. Šį vakarą renginio svečiai išvydo aštuonias žinomų lietuvių dizainerių, jaunųjų kūrėjų ir svečių iš užsienio – Italijos ir Latvijos – kolekcijas.

Penktadienio vakarą savo kolekcijas pristatė Krista Stark, „Status by Shtamguts“ (Latvija), Kotryna Lipkevičiūtė ir Urtė Vosyliūtė („Injekcijos“ nugalėtojos), Justas Taroza ir Augustė Zukaitė („Injekcijos“ nugalėtojai), Lina Gudanavičiūtė, Laima Jurča (Latvija, „Injekcijos“ nugalėtoja), Simonas Crackeris (Italija) ir lietuvių duetas „Leonsenberg“.

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Simono Crackerio kolekcijos pristatymas Šia kolekcija dizaineris kartu su „Nickelodeon“ televizija švenčia Kempiniuko jubiliejų – personažui 20 metų. Bendradarbiavimas atsispindi podiumą pagyvinančiuose drabužiuose ir aksesuaruose.

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          Nickelodeon Serves Up First 'Annie vs. Hayley: LeBake Off' Trailer; New Digital Series to Premiere Saturday, April 20      Comment   Translate Page      
Check out the first trailer for Nickelodeon's brand-new YouTube series, Annie vs. Hayley: LeBake Off!


Starring sisters Annie and Hayley LeBlanc, the four-episode show will see the two siblings square off in a head-to-head baking battle.

In Annie vs. Hayley: LeBake Off, each sister will have 60 minutes to complete a specific recipe in their own workstation at the Nickelodeon Test Kitchen before presenting their creation to be judged by a mystery guest.

The recipe cards provided will be incomplete, listing only raw ingredients and the basic order of preparation, not specific measurement amounts or cooking times. Challenges will include family-favorite recipes, donut decorating, and a special birthday cake for the long-running Nickelodeon series SpongeBob SquarePants, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The mini-series is set to premiere on Saturday, April 20th on Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel.

Watch the trailer for Annie vs. Hayley: LeBake Off here on JustJaredJr.com!

Annie and Hayley have been featured on their family YouTube channel, Bratayley, since 2010. The girls have since gained a following of millions across YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok (Musical.ly) and have expanded into merchandising and acting. Annie is also known for her roles on the digital series Chicken Girls and A Girl Named Jo, on which she was credited as an executive producer. Hayley is also known for her role on Chicken Girls, as well as the digital series Hotel Du Loone and Mani.

Annie — who also has released multiple songs and launched her own jewelry line last year — recently guest-stared on an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's live-action series Cousins for Life, playing herself. In the episode, "Those Medal-ling Kids" , Ivy (Scarlet Spencer) is honored for her charity work at a social media event, but things go south when Ivy and Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) realize they are in possession of valuable stolen items. The episode, which aired March 16, 2019, also featured Kheris Rogers, creator of the anti-racism clothing line Flexin' in My Complexion.

Annie was signed to a Nickelodeon Talent Deal during late 2018.

Production of Annie vs. Hayley: LeBake Off! is overseen by Viacom Digital Studios.


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          'Double Dare Live' Announces Spring 2019 Tour Dates      Comment   Translate Page      
NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE KICKS OFF 2019 LEG OF MULTI-CITY U.S. TOUR, HOSTED BY MARC SUMMERS AND ORIGINAL SIDEKICK ROBIN RUSSO

Double Dare Live, Produced in Partnership with
Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment, to Visit
More Cities Across North America This Spring

Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 25

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Red Tail Productions LLC and Charlie Blum Entertainment/CB Entertainment, in partnership with Nickelodeon, have announced new tour dates for Double Dare Live, a multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare!

Update (4/12) - Fall/Winter 2019 dates now available!

Coming off of a successful fall 2018 tour, Double Dare Live – featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo – will resume touring on Tuesday, March 26 in Lancaster, PA and will tour North America this Spring, playing in 30 North American cities along the way!

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. For a limited time, fans subscribed to the official DD Fan Club can purchase tickets right now, ensuring that they get the to the best seats in the house, using the club's exclusive early access pre-sale system. Check your email inbox now!

Update (2/4): Double Dare Live has just added 14 more locations and 15 more performances to its itinerary! Tickets for the new dates and locations, below, go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. (local time). Fans subscribed to the official DD Fan Club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets during a limited 24 hour window from Tuesday, February 5, 2019 starting at 10:00am local time, ensuring that they get the to the best seats in the house, using the club's exclusive early access pre-sale system. Check your email inbox now!

Fans can visit doubledarelivetour.com for a list of upcoming Double Dare Live tour cities, times and ticket information.

Inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare, Double Dare Live features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges, and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.

Attendees can register to be a contestant on Double Dare Live by completing the Official Rules and Waiver Form on doubledarelivetour.com. Participants must be 10 years or older to be eligible to be Contestants. Only persons 18 years or older can complete the Waiver Form; a parent or legal guardian 18 years or older must complete the Official Rules and Waiver Form for children under 18 years of age. When you’ve read, completed and signed the Waiver Form, hit ‘Submit’ and it will be entered into the database for each city. When you arrive at the venue, go to the Registration Table to verify that you’ve completed Official Rules and Waiver form, and present a valid photo ID and you and any family members that you registered will be given wrist bands which indicate to the show’s host that you are eligible to be a contestant on stage. Please wear athletic shoes if you hope to be called on stage.

Fans can also upgrade their tickets to the DD VIP Experience, featuring premium show seating, a pre-show meet & greet photo opportunity with Marc Summers and Robin Russo, and an official Double Dare Live tour laminate souvenir. There are a limited number of DD VIP Experience tickets which must be purchased in advance. They are designated as ‘VIP Tickets’ in each city’s ticketing system. Purchasers should plan to arrive at the theatre approximately 90 minutes in advance of the show start time. (Check for exact details when you purchase tickets, since timing changes slightly from city to city.) Each adult and child in a group must have a DD VIP Ticket. Go to the check-in table and pick up your DD VIP laminate. Patrons will be directed to the meet & greet which ends approximately 30 minutes prior to show start time. Latecomers risk missing the opportunity.

The highly anticipated return of the Double Dare series premiered in the summer of 2018 on Nickelodeon and ranked as the year’s No. 1 new kids show with kids 6-11, while retaining the core adult audience who grew up with the original television show. The new Double Dare is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode. Following the success of the first season, a second season is currently in pre-production, and is set to be filmed in L.A. Click here for details on how you can be on the show!


“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to continuing to bring the fun and messiness of ‘Double Dare’ to audiences across the country,” Summers said. “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”

NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE LIVE TOUR CITIES AND DATES - SPRING 2019:

Lancaster, PA
American Music Theatre
3/26/2019 @ 7:30pm

Newark, NJ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
3/27/2019 @ 7:00pm
Previous date rescheduled due to snow storm. Sold Out.

Philadelphia, PA
Kimmel Center
3/28/2019 @ 7:30pm
3/29/2019 @ 8:00pm

Lynn, MA
The Lynn Auditorium
3/30/2019 @ 7:00pm

Red Bank, NJ
Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts
3/31/2019 @ 7:00pm

Hartford, CT
Bushnell Theatre
4/2/2019 @ 7:30pm
Previous date rescheduled. On Sale Now.

New York, NY
Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
4/3/2019 @ 8:30pm

Wilkes-Barre, PA
F.M. Kirby Center
4/5/2019 @ 7:30pm

Huntington, WV
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/6/2019 @ 7:30pm

Louisville, KY
The Louisville Palace Theatre
4/7/2019 @ 6:00pm

New Orleans, LA
Saenger Theatre
4/9/19 @ 7:00pm

San Antonio, TX
Majestic Theatre
4/10/2019 @ 7:30pm

Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre
4/11/2019 @ 8:00pm

Grand Prairie, TX
The Theatre at Grand Prairie
4/13/2019 @ 7:00pm

Austin, TX
Bass Concert Hall
4/14/2019 @ 7:00pm

Minneapolis, MI
The State Theatre
5/1/2019 @ 7:30pm

Green Bay, WI
Resch Center Theatre
5/2/2019 @ 7:30pm

Waukegan, IL
The Genesee Theatre
5/3/2019 @ 7:30pm

Springfield, MO
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
5/4/2019 @ 7:30pm

Peoria, IL
Peoria Civic Center Theatre
5/5/2019 @ 7:00pm

St. Louis. MO
Fabulous Fox Theatre
5/7/2019 @ 7:30pm

Atlanta, GA
Fox Theatre
5/9/2019 @ 7:30pm

Orlando, FL
Bob Carr Theater
5/10/2019 @ 8:00pm

Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/11/2019 @ 8:00pm

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Broward Center – Au Rene Theater
5/12/2019 @ 7:30pm

Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre
5/15/2019 @ 7:00pm

Akron, OH
Akron Civic Theatre
5/16/2019 @ 8:00pm

Indiana, PA
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
5/17/2019 @ 8:00pm

Providence, RI
Providence Performing Arts Center
5/18/2019 @ 7:00pm

Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
5/19/2019 @ 1:00pm
5/19/2019 @ 7:00pm

Additional dates include: Boston, MA; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Clearwater, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Detroit, MI; Akron, OH; Indiana, PA; Providence, RI; and Morristown, NJ.

Don't see your city?

The 2019 touring schedule will be updated regularly as dates are made public in each city. Several weeks of additional spring tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more cities soon!

Fans can also purchase awesome Double Dare Live swag here on the official Double Dare Live store.

Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986 on Nickelodeon and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show. Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988 and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nickelodeon, including Double Dare 2000.

Double Dare Live is produced by Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment.

Brick Wall Breakout | Photo: CWaits

Bucket Head | Photo: CWaits

Contestants to play the Obstacle Course | Photo: CWaits

Pancakes & Syrup | Photo: CWaits

Plunger Ball Swap | Photo: CWaits

Viking Ring Toss | Photo: CWaits

Red Tail Productions, LLC

CEO Phillip Drayer and President Marc Engel produce and present a wide variety of entertainment throughout North America, including the acclaimed Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin (Tony Nomination), the spectacular Do You Hear the People Sing, Cirque Musica, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Through its division Red Tail-Live, the company has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting live entertainment in a variety of venues, theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada presenting over a hundred events annually, spanning genres from Broadway Musicals to Country and Pop, to Classic Rock, Jazz and Comedy, and featuring heritage artists such as Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick, Jr., The Beach Boys, Bill Maher, and Martina McBride.

About CB Entertainment

Charlie Blum is a renowned entertainment industry executive with over 40 years of experience as a major concert promoter, talent buyer, theatre executive, television producer and artist manager. He served for almost three decades as President/CEO for Chicagoland’s premier concert facility, the Star Plaza Theatre, following more than ten years as a Vice President with the Nederlander Concerts. Charlie has worked with virtually every major artist in show business, presenting thousands of concerts featuring performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Christina Aguilera, The Grateful Dead, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart and Cher. He has executive-produced four nationally released PBS television shows, most recently, the groundbreaking “Harmonies 4 Healing” with partner Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Charlie is also the host of Lakeshore Classic Movies every weekend on PBS in Chicago.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

From Dallas Observer:

Double Dare’s Marc Summers Never Gets Tired of Hearing That He Made Your Childhood Awesome

When people see game show host and television producer Marc Summers outside of their TVs or childhood memories, he says he loves it when they come up to him, politely introduce themselves and tell him that they grew up watching him host Nickelodeon's messy kids' game show Double Dare.

"I get that every day and I love it," Summers says. "Because people grew up with it, the show had a huge influence on so many people and I find it amazing and fantastic."

Double Dare is more than 30 years old, and it's been part of the regular childhood TV diet of several generations of kids. Its multiple spinoffs, like the syndicated Super Sloppy Double Dare and Fox's prime-time version Family Double Dare and the reruns, aired long after the show's final episode. Last year, Nickelodeon brought the show back with Summers and YouTube comedy star turned TV host Liza Koshy for a whole new generation of kids and their parents who fondly remember rooting for contestants as they tried to find a flag in a giant pair of nostrils filled with neon green snot or run up the chocolate-covered slope to get to the bottom of the Sundae Slide.

The show has become such a big hit again that Nickelodeon launched a Double Dare Live tour just like the ones in the ’80s and ’90s. Summers and the game show's sets, props and obstacles are roaming all over the country to give kids and their parents a chance to win cash and prizes in their hometown. Summers' show will be in DFW on Saturday at The Theatre at Grand Prairie.

Summers says he's been trying to get Double Dare back on Nickelodeon for years. However, the tone of the network's non-animated shows shifted from rebellious kid fare like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Clarissa Explains It All and You Can't Do That on Television to bubblegum pop comedies like iCarly, Big Time Rush and (cue shivers) Fred: The Show.

"I'd been trying to bring it back for 10 years and Nickelodeon wasn't budging on it," Summers says. "Then I saw they started thinking about picking up old shows like Blue's Clues and Clarissa and I just texted the management saying, 'Am I getting the next phone call?' And a few days later, I got an email saying, 'Give us a call.'"

Double Dare first appeared on TV schedules in 1986, starting a 10-year run that lasted long beyond its final episode in reruns. The show also helped bring the first big wave of watchers to Nickelodeon.

Summers, an Indiana native, had worked in Los Angeles as an actor, stand-up comedian and magician since the late 1970s before the network hired him to host the game show that pitted two teams of kids in a 30-minute game of trivia dares and messy physical challenges. Summers' smiling and sportive emcee style, splashy sport jackets and show-starting shouts of "On your mark, get set, go!" made him a perfect fit for the food-flinging game show that still bills itself as the messiest on television. Double Dare became one of the network's first certified hits right out of the starting gate.

"Back in the day when Nickelodeon was putting things together, they did a lot of research and found out that kids didn't have their own game show," Summers says. "They were living vicariously through their parents who were watching The Price is Right. So they decided that kids were already playing Truth or Dare on the playground back in the day and they added the mess and an obstacle course and it turned into what it turned into. Cable was in its infancy and Nick needed something to shout out big, 'Come and watch us!'"

“Cable was in its infancy and Nickelodeon needed something to shout out big, ‘Come and watch us!’ ” — Marc Summers

Double Dare also made Summers an emcee TV star. He scored guest appearances across cable TV and the networks on other game shows, hosted his own talk shows and made guest appearances on late night talk shows.

His infamous appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next to a notably cranky Burt Reynolds led to a series of verbal jabs about the late movie star's recent divorce and Summers' career before they poured mugs of water on each other and ended the bizarre segment with a pie fight and a hug.

The show's wild success prompted the first live tour to theaters where kids could get up on stage and make a mess for cash and prizes. However, the prizes they offered on the live tour weren't all that impressive, something Summers says he remarked on into his microphone at one of the live shows at which the sponsor was sitting in the audience.

"We would give away trips to Space Camp and on Fox, we were giving away cars and trips to Europe so I would say, 'If you get through obstacle No. 1, you get a box of Blow Pops and if you get through obstacle No. 2, we'll give you tickets to a movie.' And there was a sponsor that I can't name right now but it was a national sponsor who was in the audience and they didn't tell me," Summers says. "I said they would win a $10 gift certificate to this place and I looked down at the audience because I saw the Nickelodeon executives were there and I said, 'Come on, we can do better than this,' and they freaked out."

Summers says he's sure every contestant will be happy with the prizes on his current tour.

"Now we're giving away cash," he says. "People always like money."

The show also gave Summers a long-lasting television career in front of the camera as a host of shows like the long-running food documentary series Unwrapped on the Food Network and behind the camera as a producer on reality shows like Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible. He also appears in an upcoming nature documentary series for the Discovery Channel. Summers says his son and daughter have also followed his footsteps into the TV business as a TV producer and editor, respectively.

"I'll be 68 in November, and I always feel like I've never worked a day in my life," Summers says. "I'll keep going and people seem to keep coming and I guess they'll tell me when it's time to stop."

“I'll be 68 in November, and I always feel like I've never worked a day in my life.” — Marc Summers

Nickelodeon celebrated Double Dare's 30th anniversary in 2016 and brought Summers, announcer John Harvey and co-host and production assistant Robin Russo back together for a reunion special. Nickelodeon's new management started to commission reboots of some of the show's most memorable programs, like the sitcom Clarissa Explains It All starring Melissa Joan Hart and All That, which launched the TV comedy career of Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson, who is an executive producer of the kids' sketch show revival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A new Double Dare launched in 2018 that looks and sounds just like the original show, with a theme song that pumps out guitar riffs like a semi-auto confetti cannon and a loud, color-clashing set that the fashion conscious called "cool" in the '80s. Summers says the show reaches two audiences at once now with the lively Koshy as its new host for the YouTube generation and Summers as her co-host for the adults who grew up watching him.

"It was very smart because Liza has 15 or 20 million viewers through YouTube and there's a whole generation who don't know who she is but know who I am and vice versa," Summers says. "She's very open and sweet about taking direction, and very respectful. We’re actually really good friends. She comes to me for advice and it's worked out quite well. Not anybody can just walk in and do a game show even after being trained. It ain’t that easy, but she's incredibly bright and very funny and she picked it up in a nanosecond."

The live tour that was spawned by the show's most recent success picks both kids and adults in the crowd as contestants. Summers says each live show gives him an even more unique opportunity to see how Double Dare has grown over the last 33 years.

"When we raise the curtain and they see the set for the first time, we get a huge scream and people go crazy. And then we reveal the next curtain and the obstacle course comes out," Summers says. "The thing I love about it is even though we're only bringing 60 to 70 people up, everyone walks out feeling good and feeling participatory and involved. It's fascinating."

The tour also gives Summers a chance to meet fans who now span two generations of TV watchers, he says.

"A lot of times, there will be four grown-ups and I'll say, 'Where are the kids?' and they say, 'Oh heck, we left them at home,'" Summers says. "They all have stories about how we built an obstacle course in the living room and how Mom sent me to my room for a week. Everyone has a story and it's fascinating. I'm learning on this tour the impact of this show, and it's truly fascinating to me.

"People will say, 'Oh you probably don't want to hear this.' I do want to hear it. The fact that anybody remembers is great."

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Originally published: Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

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Diversity in TV must start early


Cottonwood Media’s Find Me In Paris

While representation in kids’ TV has increased in recent years, it’s still got a long way to go before it becomes mainstream. Ann-Marie Corvin reports for TBI Vision.

From Sesame Street to Dora the Explorer, there’s a perception that kids TV leads the way when it comes to positively championing themes of inclusion and diversity, but statistics suggest otherwise.

The ongoing Children's Television Project (CTV) at Tufts University, which has been monitoring U.S. children’s TV content for diversity for the last seven years, has found that black characters account for 5.6% of a total sample of over 1,500 characters, despite representing around 13% of the population in 2018.

Meanwhile, in the UK, regulator Ofcom’s Children and Parent’s Media Use and Attitude Report (November 2017) found that a third of British 8-11 year olds still didn’t think there were enough programmes which showed children that looked like them.

This matters because young audiences will simply pay less attention if they don’t see themselves reflected in the content, according to Anne Brogan, joint managing director of kids prodco Kindle Entertainment.

“If your creative comes from a limited pool of experience you can’t capture the wider experience of kids, and if you can’t do this, they will disconnect,” she warns.

The former ITV kids’ controller adds that the challenge for content makers is to find the people to tell the stories and to make them entertaining so that they have universal appeal.

For its CBBC/CBeebies hit, Jamillah And Aladdin – which brought together three central characters from a diverse background – Kindle chose to draft in less experienced writers from diverse backgrounds.

“It isn’t easy if you have a team of rookie writers as you have to put a huge amount of support into that team to generate the scripts,” Brogan adds.

Commercially, however, it was worth it, with the 52 x 11-minute show – distributed by Spain’s Imira Entertainment – picked up by Spanish pubcaster TVE; Al Jazeera for the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Sweden and Norway via networks Sveriges Television and NRK.

“Broadcasters loved that combination of the classic storytelling and the very modern ethnically diverse characters; the response we had from parents was delightful. Their children were seeing what was familiar to them on screen for the first time,” she recalls.

Julie Bristow, president and CEO of Toronto-based content-creation company Bristow Global Media (BGM) reports similar feedback after the first series of last year’s 13 x 22-minute live action series It’s My Party! for TVO.

Aimed at 6-9 year olds, the series takes young viewers on a tour of the world’s greatest parties, from Diwali and Kwanzaa to Hanukkah and Oshogatsu.

Currently in production on the second series, which the firm is taking to MIPTV, Bristow reports that the response from viewers has been overwhelming.

“It’s often the first time the kids have seen their culture represented on TV. Parents hear their kids shout ‘They are telling our story’, and that’s what we have to do, we have to put everybody on camera,” she says.

There are plenty of other examples of commercially successful kids content punching through that reflects and explores different cultures and experiences.

Cottonwood Media’s preschool animated hit, Ollie & Moon, the second series of which is heading to MIPTV, introduces small kids to different cultures – with two cats – who travel around the world appreciating the differences and similarities in everyone.

The show’s ‘vive la différence’ message has now sold to over 150 countries, airing in most English-speaking countries as well as every major market in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

According to Cottonwood co-founder Cécile Lauritano, when the company was developing its ultra premium live-action ballet co-pro Find Me In Paris, which airs on Nickelodeon in the UK & Ireland, they were keen to reflect LBGT+ experiences as a normal part of teen life, with a storyline featuring an openly gay character who falls in love with a friend, treated as any other romantic plot.

While this may not seem groundbreaking, given the amount of Young Adult (YA) fiction written to reflect gay experiences, until recently there’s been a nervousness among execs around LGBT characters, which makes the success of dramas such as ABC Australia’s First Day (see case study on tbivision.com), all the more remarkable.

“As a producer I was very proud to bring this storyline to the screen,” says Lauritano, because 10, 11 and 12 year-old kids need to understand that there must be stories from every origin and every orientation and that this has to be normal in 2019.”

The texture these stories and the diverse and international cast brings to this English-speaking tween show is arguably one of the reasons for its success: The 26 x 26-minute show only launched at MIPCOM 2017 and Cottonwood is already bringing season three to MIPTV.

While gender and ethnicity appear to be high on the agenda in kids TV, shows featuring disabled children appear less visible, but this is also changing.

French animation outfit Xilam launched its first pre-school property Paprika two years ago, featuring two twins, one of whom is a wheelchair user.

BGM is also developing the animated series Ricky Rockets, which Bristow says was brought to the company with the theme tune written by a famous Canadian musician, whose wheelchair-using nephew plays in a rock band.

For Ed Galton, CCO and managing director at CAKE – which distributes and exec produced seasons one and two of CBeebies animated hit Pablo – you can never have too many shows that positively champion inclusivity, but, he stresses, “they need to be told with entertainment and storytelling at their heart”.

Produced by Paper Owl Films, Pablo details the adventures of a boy with autism, using stories inspired, written and voiced by talent with autism. Now on key channels and platforms throughout the world, Pablo has inspired marketing and PR campaigns in local markets, according to Galton.

Its impact on autism awareness is such that 50 new short ‘behind the stories’ films have been made interviewing the writers who reveal their inspiration behind the storylines. They will feature on social media during World Autism Awareness Month throughout April.

The big US kids networks are also stepping up their game to reach what Nickelodeon has referred to as “the most diverse generation ever”.

One notable improvement has been the growing number of female showrunners in animation – a contingent underrepresented in the past.

These include Rebecca Sugar, creator of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, which has been praised for its positive depictions of LGBT+ characters.

Other showrunners, many who have made their name on Nickelodeon properties, include Christine Ricci (Dora The Explorer, Nella The Princess Knight, Blaze and the Monster Machines), Farnaz Esnashari-Charmatz (Shimmer & Shine) and Niki Lopez, creator and producer of upcoming Latina pirate adventure, Santiago Of The Seas.


Nickelodeon's The Casagrandes

Elsewhere, top-rated animated series, The Loud House, now in its fourth series, has been praised for its diverse range of characters, including interracial gay parents, and a main character who is bi-sexual.

The Nickelodeon show has inspired equally diverse spin-off series, The Casagrandes, set to premiere on the network this October. Focusing on a Latino family who have a child with Down Syndrome (voiced by an actor with Down syndrome) the award-winning Hispanic-American cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz Coco served as an early cultural consultant on the show.

According Nina Hahn, Senior Vice President (SVP) of international development, Nickelodeon, encouraging showrunners to bring their key experiences to the table – and/or working with consultants to ensure these experiences are authentic – is key. “You need to treat diversity authentically, and not just as a box ticking exercise.

“You also need a very strong creator at the centre who has a story to tell. [show creator Chris Savino] came from a big family and depicted the life he saw. For us it was a no brainer – we didn’t even think about it as ‘the diverse show’,” she says.

But what about breakthrough international shows coming from other continents? Ubongo, a pan-African content company primarily focused on creating learning resources for young children, has ambitions to create characters as ubiquitous as Dora The Explorer.

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          The Groundlings Team with Nickelodeon and NBC for Third Annual Diversity Festival      Comment   Translate Page      
The popular improv and sketch comedy theatre The Groundlings, which include alumni like Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Mike & Molly), Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters: Answer the Call), and Will Ferrell, is partnering with Nickelodeon and NBC for the third annual Diversity Festival to celebrate diversity and inclusion in comedy and entertainment. The event will take place at The Groundlings Theatre and School in Los Angeles, California on June 8 — and it’s open to the public!


Nickelodeon will support the teen portion of the program by sponsoring the improv training for a select group of teens invited to perform at the festival. Nickelodeon and The Groundlings are no strangers to each other. The two have joined forces have for the past ten years to help nurture the development of young talent. For nearly two decades, Nickelodeon has championed diversity by cultivating a new generation of diverse and creative talent through its unique and innovative outreach programs such as their Animated Short Program, Writing Program, Artist Program and Artist Collective. Nickelodeon has supported the The Groundlings Diversity Festival since its inception in 2017.

Nickelodeon stars, including Jace Norman and Sean Ryan Fox from Henry Danger and Brec Bassinger from Bella and the Bulldogs, have also worked with The Groundlings.



Check out this Groundlings comedy show that Henry Danger stars , Jace Norman & Sean Ryan Fox, did back in the day in this never-before-seen video! It is no secret that Henry and Jasper are BFF’s on Henry Danger, but who would've known Jace and Sean were friends before they hit the big time! Added bonus: it also features Brec Bassinger from Bella and the Bulldogs!

The festival is also a continuation of The Groundlings’ partnership with NBC’s Talent Infusion Programs (NBC TIPS), the network’s long-standing diversity and inclusion initiatives for onscreen and behind-the-scenes talent, to create the NBC/Groundlings Writing Lab Scholarship. NBC alsop provides scholarships to The Groundlings for students of diverse backgrounds. The festival will include performances by scholarship recipients.

More information about The Groundlings Diversity Festival can be found at https://www.groundlings.com/diversity

About The Groundlings Theatre

Good question. The Groundlings is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences for over 40 years. They are a non-profit organization founded by Gary Austin in 1974. A "Groundling" is one of the 30 company members who write and perform in the theatre's shows and teach classes at the Groundling's School. The school has been the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and the springboard for countless careers including comic geniuses from film and television such as Jennifer Coolidge, Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Kathy Griffin, Cheryl Hines, Chris Kattan, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz, Michael McDonald, Paul Reubens, Maya Rudolph, Mindy Sterling and Kristen Wiig, among others. You can see these Groundlings alumni in the recent film Ghostbusters as well as television shows such as "People of Earth," "The Goldbergs," and "Nobodies." In addition to being comedy performers, Groundlings members and alumni hold writing positions on many of Hollywood's top television and film projects.

Additional The Groundlings Theatre alumni include Taran Killam (The Amanda Show) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs, Reno 911!, Modern Family).

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          Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand to Premiere New Original Movie 'Bixler High Private Eye' on Friday 10th May 2019      Comment   Translate Page      
NICKELODEON’S NEW ORIGINAL TV MOVIE, BIXLER HIGH PRIVATE EYE,
STARRING JACE NORMAN AND ARIEL MARTIN,
PREMIERES FRIDAY 10TH MAY 2019
ON NICKELODEON AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

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Nickelodeon’s new original TV movie, Bixler High Private Eye, starring Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and multihyphenate actress, singer and author Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is set to premiere on Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand on Friday 10th May 2019 at 7:30am (NZ time; Australian time TBA)! The live-action comedy follows Xander DeWitt (Norman), an inquisitive teenager who has a knack for solving mysteries, as he tackles his biggest case yet when his father suddenly disappears.

In Bixler High Private Eye, locally titled Un detective alla Bixler High in Italy, Xander’s sleuthing skills get put to the test when his dad, Russell, leaves for work one day and vanishes without a trace. Frustrated by his attempts to find his dad, Xander’s mom sends him to go live with his grandfather (Ed Begley Jr.), a retired private investigator. It’s in his dad’s hometown that Xander finds a surprising lead in the case and builds an unexpected partnership with Kenzie Messina (Ariel Martin), an investigative reporter for the school newspaper.


Bixler High Private Eye marks Norman’s fifth starring role in a Nickelodeon TV movie, and his first as an executive producer. He currently stars in Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger, the number-one live-action show on TV with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, and the network’s longest-running live-action sitcom. Norman is also the co-founder of Creator Edge Media, an influencer marketing agency.

Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is an award-winning actress, singer, entrepreneur and author who has catapulted into mainstream media. She has captured an audience of over 40 million across all her social media platforms, and over 282 million views on her YouTube videos alone. Most recently, Martin released her debut book, “Dreaming Out Loud,” as well as her fourth single, “8 Letter,” in October 2018.



Bixler High Private Eye made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Monday, January 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Following its U.S. launch, the film will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.

Bixler High Private Eye is executive produced by Jace Norman, Scott Norman, Rene Rigal (Immortals, 21 & Over) and Tobin Armbrust (Dark Places, Snitch), and is produced by Greg Sills (Grease Live!, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards). The TV movie was written by Christopher Baldi (Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow) and Danny Kallis (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) & Michele Wolff (Ella Enchanted), and is directed by Leslie Kolins Small (Stuck in the Middle).

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WHEN TROUBLE IS ON THE WAY, ONE LITTLE GIRL WILL SAVE THE DAY IN ABBY HATCHER, NICKELODEON’S BRAND-NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES PREMIERES ON NICK JR. AUSTRALIA


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Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated preschool series, Abby Hatcher (created and produced by Spin Master Entertainment), tells the story of a little girl with a big heart who helps her friends, the amazing and quirky Fuzzly creatures, fix their mishaps, learn from their mistakes and negotiate their emotions. The series made its Australian debut on Monday 8th April 2019 at 8:30am on Nick Jr. Australia, with new episodes continuing to air weekdays at 8:30am on the Nick Jr. channel in Australia. Abby Hatcher (26 episodes) features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting empathy, compassion and problem-solving skills.


In Abby Hatcher, Abby is an eternally optimistic, kind-hearted seven-year-old girl who loves to lend a helping hand to others and accepts everyone--no matter how different they are. In Abby’s world, humans coexist with Fuzzlies, incredible creatures that each have their own unique abilities that make them special, and Abby’s parents’ hotel is home to many. Together with her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly, Abby goes on wild adventures to fix Fuzzly mishaps and help them in any way she can. Whenever a problem arises Abby and Bozzly always say, “Fuzzly trouble can’t delay, to the rescue, save the day!”



In the series premiere of Abby Hatcher, “When Abby Met Bozzly/Hair Flair Everywhere,” Abby meets the best friend of her dreams, a fuzzly named Bozzly, for the first time. Then, when the hotel’s salon owner Mrs. Melvin closes the salon for the day, Abby tries to help Harriet, a hair-obsessed Fuzzly, find a new hobby, when all she really wants is to style. In additional new episodes, Mo and Bo are mistaken for a snow monster, and, after taking a tumble, Otis suffers a fear of heights and becomes scared to use his elevator.

Online at nickjr.com.au and on the Nick Jr. App, parents and children can find out more about Abby Hatcher, as well as sing and dance-along to music videos and watch short-form video clips from the series. Fans can also like the official Nick Jr. Australia and New Zealand Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest Nick Jr. news, highlights, video clips and more.

Abby Hatcher made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, and will be rolling out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019. The series also airs on TVO and Knowledge in Canada.

Abby Hatcher is the ninth series from Spin Master Entertainment and follows on the success of PAW Patrol. The new series is overseen by executive producers Ronnen Harary and Laura Clunie.

In additional news:

-- Nickelodeon has teamed up with BIG W for the Nickelodeon x BIG W Easter Hunt, a massive 14 day unboxing series which showcases the aweslime range of Nickelodeon merchandise fans can purchase at BIG W stores in Australia! Among the Nickelodeon consumer products featured in the unboxing series are: PAW Patrol Jumpsuits, Rusty Rivets Botasaur, PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Apparel, JoJo Siwa Styling Heads, Nick Jr. DVDs, PAW Patrol underwear, Rise of the TMNT toys, JoJo Bows, PAW Patrol Fire Trucks, Rusty Rivets Apparel, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. activity books, and "Team Chase" outfits from PAW Patrol. Nickelodeon x BIG W Easter Hunt is also giving one fan the chance to win a trip to the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Los Angeles! Fans can enter the competition at http://www.nick.com.au/specials/easterhunt until Monday 15th April 2019:

























-- Nick Jr. has also teamed up with BabyLove to launch a contest in which fans can enter to win a family trip to Nickelodeon Land at Sea World! To enter, parents need to purchase a PAW Patrol-branded SleepyNights 2-4 Pawsome Pack at Woolworths, then share a photo of their kid with a BabyLove SleepyNights 2-4 pack, making sure to tag BabyLove using @babylovenappies and the hashtag #BabyLovePAWsomePack in their post, on Instagram and Facebook. Entries close on 8th May 2019. More info on how to enter here: http://fal.cn/winwithbabyloveandpawpatrol


About Spin Master

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 103 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced nine television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

About Nick Jr.

Nick Jr. is “the Smart Place to Play”, giving kids and parents what they want – educational and entertaining content with great stories and characters that empower kids to learn while they play. The educational curriculum is in everything Nick Jr. does – the shows, packaging and promos – delivered by all the Nick Jr. characters kids know and love. Its award-winning property PAW Patrol, and other world-class programmes such as Shimmer and Shine, and Blaze and the Monster Machines are designed to engage and encourage early childhood development. For more information about Nick Jr., visit http://www.nickjr.com.au.

About Nickelodeon International:

Nickelodeon, now in its 23rd year in Australia and 40th globally, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

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          Nickelodeon Italy to Premiere New Original Movie 'Bixler High Private Eye' on Thursday 25th April 2019      Comment   Translate Page      
NICKELODEON’S NEW ORIGINAL TV MOVIE, BIXLER HIGH PRIVATE EYE,
STARRING JACE NORMAN AND ARIEL MARTIN,
PREMIERES THURSDAY 25TH APRIL 2019
ON NICKELODEON ITALY

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Nickelodeon’s new original TV movie, Bixler High Private Eye, starring Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and multihyphenate actress, singer and author Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is set to premiere on Nickelodeon Italy (Italia) on Thursday 25th April 2019! The live-action comedy follows Xander DeWitt (Norman), an inquisitive teenager who has a knack for solving mysteries, as he tackles his biggest case yet when his father suddenly disappears.

In Bixler High Private Eye, locally titled Un detective alla Bixler High in Italy, Xander’s sleuthing skills get put to the test when his dad, Russell, leaves for work one day and vanishes without a trace. Frustrated by his attempts to find his dad, Xander’s mom sends him to go live with his grandfather (Ed Begley Jr.), a retired private investigator. It’s in his dad’s hometown that Xander finds a surprising lead in the case and builds an unexpected partnership with Kenzie Messina (Ariel Martin), an investigative reporter for the school newspaper.


Bixler High Private Eye marks Norman’s fifth starring role in a Nickelodeon TV movie, and his first as an executive producer. He currently stars in Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger, the number-one live-action show on TV with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, and the network’s longest-running live-action sitcom. Norman is also the co-founder of Creator Edge Media, an influencer marketing agency.

Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is an award-winning actress, singer, entrepreneur and author who has catapulted into mainstream media. She has captured an audience of over 40 million across all her social media platforms, and over 282 million views on her YouTube videos alone. Most recently, Martin released her debut book, “Dreaming Out Loud,” as well as her fourth single, “8 Letter,” in October 2018.

Bixler High Private Eye made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Monday, January 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Following its U.S. launch, the film will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.

Un detective alla Bixler High | Jace Norman è Xander | Nickelodeon Italia



Jace Norman è protagonista di un nuovo film di Nickelodeon il 25 aprile!

Bixler High Private Eye is executive produced by Jace Norman, Scott Norman, Rene Rigal (Immortals, 21 & Over) and Tobin Armbrust (Dark Places, Snitch), and is produced by Greg Sills (Grease Live!, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards). The TV movie was written by Christopher Baldi (Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow) and Danny Kallis (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) & Michele Wolff (Ella Enchanted), and is directed by Leslie Kolins Small (Stuck in the Middle).

Fans can visit http://www.nicktv.it, like the official Nickelodeon Italia Facebook page and follow Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to the official Nickelodeon Italia YouTube channel for the latest Nick news, highlights and videos.

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Juul doesn't want teens hitting its vapes. The company promises. 

Facing a rising tide of criticism for underage use of its e-cigarettes, vape manufacturer Juul is taking a new approach aimed at cracking down on teen use. Specifically, the company launched an online tool designed to track how specific vapes find their way into the hands of minors. 

SEE ALSO: FDA boss threatens 'game over' for e-cigs if companies won't keep kids away

The idea, as explained by Juul, seems pretty straightforward. If a parent or teacher confiscates one of the company's e-cigarettes from a minor, the authority figure should head on over to a new web portal and enter the device's serial number along with a few additional details. This will, at least in theory, allow the company to figure out how the youths are getting their tiny hands on its nicotine delivery devices.  Read more...

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That's one big plane. 

The Stratolaunch, the world's largest aircraft that just so happens to be designed to "enable airline-style access to space," successfully took flight for the first time in the Mojave Desert on April 13. The plane is the brainchild of Paul G. Allen's Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, and sports an impressive 385-foot wingspan. 

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That's not all that makes this plane remarkableAccording to the company, the Stratolaunch has a max takeoff weight of 589,670 kilograms and will one day assist in the launching of rockets — and satellites — into space.  Read more...

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Remember to really savor Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it hits theaters in December.

Yes, it's the final chapter in the narrative that George Lucas kicked off with the first Star Wars back in 1977. But it's also notably going to be the last big screen Star Wars movie for some time. How long? At least a couple of years, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

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The call to oust Mark Zuckerberg is coming from inside the house. 

A group of investors have teamed up in an effort to replace the Facebook CEO and board chairman with an independent voice. The plan, put forth in an April 12 SEC filing, doesn't mince words in its critique of the 34-year-old fan of smoked meats

"[Zuckerberg's] dual-class shareholdings give him approximately 60% of Facebook's voting shares, leaving the board, even with a lead independent director, with only a limited ability to check Mr. Zuckerberg's power," reads the statement supporting the proposal. "We believe this weakens Facebook's governance and oversight of management." Read more...

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K-pop has officially rocked Coachella, and the music festival will never be the same.

On Friday, Blackpink, a K-pop girl group comprised of four singers — Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa — made history by becoming the first such group ever to perform at Coachella. The festival has been home to other South Korean acts before, but as the Los Angeles Times pointed out, it's the first time "a K-pop idol group at the height of its powers" took the Coachella stage.

Think of it as a milestone moment for the genre cementing its place in the minds of a U.S. audience.

Fans of the South Korean pop group, called "Blinks," loved every second of the set, and the performance was even live-streamed on a large screen in New York’s Times Square at night. Read more...

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          'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' is an action game starring a Jedi purge survivor      Comment   Translate Page      
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Respawn Entertainment's long-awaited Star Wars game is about a Jedi on the run. More importantly: it's leaving all the recent Star Wars game baggage behind.

That's a big deal, and the news Respawn's Star Wars Celebration actually led with. Before they even got to detailing anything about the game's story and setting, they confirmed that Fallen Order is a story-driven single-player game with no loot boxes, no multiplayer, and no microtransactions.

SEE ALSO: J.J. Abrams wrote 'Star Wars Episode IX' scenes around Carrie Fisher's existing footage from 'The Force Awakens'

The game is described as a third-person "melee game," with you playing as a Force-wielding, lightsaber-swinging Jedi named Cal Kestis. Respawn's first trailer skips gameplay in favor of story-focused cutscenes, featuring the young, on-the-run Jedi running through his three rules for survival in a post-Order 66 galaxy. Read more...

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          Star Wars land will sell blue milk, lightsabers and ... space Diet Coke?      Comment   Translate Page      
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When Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens in Disneyland next month (and Disney World in August), we'll finally see how many details Lucasfilm and Disney Imagineers have sweated to make the experience — set in a Resistance base called Black Spire Outpost — extremely immersive.

You'll be able to sip blue milk at a Cantina (featuring the first new music from Cantina band The Modal Nodes in 42 years), hack outpost computers with your phone, barter for lightsabers, and browse a store of Jedi artifacts where you may well have a Force-filled encounter with Yoda, voiced by Frank Oz. Amazing, it all sounds. Read more...

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          Donald Glover used AirDrop to give people free shoes at Coachella      Comment   Translate Page      
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It turns out that AirDrop might be good for something other than unsolicited dick pics after all. 

Random attendees at the annual (and extremely Instagram-friendly) Coachella festival were surprised April 12 with an AirDrop request to accept a photo from an account claiming to be Donald Glover. As in the actor and musician also known as Childish Gambino. Those who took the leap of faith and welcomed a picture share from a random stranger were treated to a new pair of shoes. 

Yes, Donald Glover was giving away sneakers at Coachella.

SEE ALSO: YouTube to livestream Coachella performances by Childish Gambino, Pusha T and more Read more...

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          Selena Gomez returns to the stage in surprise Cardi B Coachella performance      Comment   Translate Page      
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Selena Gomez made her triumphant return to the stage with a little help from her friends.

On Friday night, Gomez joined her pal DJ Snake's Coachella set to perform their hit song "Taki Taki" alongside Cardi B and Ozuna. Not only was it Gomez's first time singing at Coachella, but it marked her first public performance since singing with her friend Taylor Swift at a May 2018 Reputation Tour stop.

Gomez has taken some time out of the spotlight following reports of a panic attack in 2018. She reportedly checked herself into a treatment facility to recover, and has been slowly reemerging, returning from her social media hiatus earlier in 2019. Read more...

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          Taylor Swift's stealing the spotlight from 'Avengers: Endgame' with her mystery countdown clock      Comment   Translate Page      
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As every entertainment, movie, and Marvel comic fan must certainly know by now, April 26, 2019 — the day the highly-anticipated film, Avengers: Endgame, hits theaters — is sacred. 

It's the day many people will hold their pee to sit in a movie theater for more then three hours so they can probably (almost definitely) watch Captain America die, learn if Thanos will finally be defeated, and see if our beloved fallen heroes will be brought back to life. But Taylor Swift doesn't seem to care.

On Thursday night the singer launched a mysterious countdown clock on her website and social media accounts that sent fans spiraling. It's unlabeled, so it could signal a new project, an announcement, or new music for all we know, but the countdown has the nerve to end on the already hyped Avengers: Endgame day. Read more...

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          Donald Glover's 'Guava Island' movie remixes 'This Is America' for a global audience      Comment   Translate Page      
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It's fair to say that Donald Glover's summer 2018 Childish Gambino jam, "This Is America," shook the internet.

The music video was packed with symbolism and it arrived like a crash of lightning, electrifying an audience hungry for a better understanding of the song's intent. Now, in Glover's new film Guava Island, a "This Is America" performance woven directly into the text helps us fine-tune that understanding.

The original music video that premiered in May 2018 was widely read as a commentary on systemic racism in the United States. The music's shifting moods — alternating between an African folk-inspired melody and a pulsing trap beat — were accompanied by imagery that leapt from joyful singing and dancing to scenes of violence and back again. Read more...

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          HQ Trivia is replacing popular host Scott Rogowsky and users miss him already      Comment   Translate Page      
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Scott Rogowsky is parting ways with HQ Trivia, marking the end of an era for the popular mobile game.

On Friday, TMZ reported that Rogowsky — the man who's hosted the app and graced users with his peppy digital presence and occasionally stylish blazers over the years — is leaving the company to host DAZN's new MLB show, ChangeUp

Rogowsky also tweeted an announcement thread, addressing his "HQTIES" and explaining exactly why he was leaving.

A MESSAGE TO MY HQTIES - About three weeks ago, I announced that I had taken a new job hosting a new, live “whip-around” baseball show called ChangeUp on @DAZN_USA. As a lifelong baseball fan, it was a dream opportunity that I simply couldn’t pass up. (1/5)

— Scott Rogowsky (@ScottRogowsky) April 12, 2019 Read more...

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          Brie Larson and Oprah bonding over 'Queer Eye' is absolutely perfect      Comment   Translate Page      
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Who knew a simple style hack could inspire such a sweet moment between two of Hollywood's favorite women?

While Brie Larson was attending the 10th annual Women in the World Summit in New York City this week, she made a new friend: Oprah Winfrey. Both were speakers at the summit, which aims to celebrate all types of women through talks and discussions. 

SEE ALSO: Brie Larson has a strong stance on the gender pay gap

Thankfully, someone managed to record part of their interaction.  Read more...

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          'Game of Thrones' deaths: How much blood has been shed?      Comment   Translate Page      
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It seems a lifetime ago that we were issued the prime directive of Game of Thrones: You win or you die. Since then, we've watched our favorite characters (and a whole lot of expendable randos) compete valiantly or end up stabbed, shot, frozen, and burned in the ensuing unpleasantness. 

Death is the only true god in Westeros and the show reminds us every week. What better way to prepare for Season 8 than to visit the literal ghosts of the past? Mashable combed through all seven seasons (tens of thousands of deaths) to remember the most shocking, brutal, and numerous deaths.

Enjoy at your own peril. Read more...

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          4K HDTV on sale, plus Google Home Hub, Nintendo Switch, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, and more for April 13      Comment   Translate Page      
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Happy Record Store Day! To celebrate this day, why not get yourself an Audio-Technica LP120X-USB direct-drive analog turntable for $298.00 after applying SAVE100 coupon code at checkout. Normally retails for $398, so you're saving yourself 25% off. What makes this deal so great is that it comes with a Mackie MDB-USB stereo box, allowing you to get the sound you want.

If this is the first time you've heard about Record Store Day, it's an annual event for independent record stores and music lovers that come together to spread the word and celebrate their unique culture.

Already got a turntable? No problem, keep scrolling as we have gathered more deals from Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, B&H Photo-Video, BuyDig, Dell Small Business, Best Buy, Macy's, Adorama, and BuyDig for Saturday, April 13: Read more...

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          Amazon Kindle (2019) review: A cheap, barebones e-reader that works just fine      Comment   Translate Page      
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Amazon Kindle (2019)
$89.99
The Good
Thin and light • Less than $100 • Front-lit display • Supports Bluetooth headphones for audiobooks
The Bad
Lowest resolution display of all Kindles • No USB-C port • No water-resistance
The Bottom Line
Amazon's cheapest Kindle works fine for reading books, but the low resolution e-ink screen might be a turnoff.
⚡ Mashable Score 3.0
😎 Cool Factor 2.0
📘Learning Curve 4.0
💪Performance 3.0
💵 Bang for the Buck 3.0

Amazon's new entry-level Kindle e-reader is okay and that is also its biggest weakness — it's just okay.  Read more...

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          How 'Game of Thrones' season 8 can tie up these character loose ends      Comment   Translate Page      
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Admittedly, when we think about Game of Thrones, we tend to think about the big players. 

In seven seasons, the drama has introduced hundreds of characters. No one would blame you for forgetting some of them even if they're still alive and lurking somewhere.

HBO and the show's creators have obviously kept a tight lid on who might show up in the final six episodes. But that doesn't stop us from theorizing who might return one last time and just how it could impact the story.

1. Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman)

Daario might just rejoin Dany's ever increasing list of admirers again.

Daario might just rejoin Dany's ever increasing list of admirers again.

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          'Avengers: Endgame' directors worked with 'Captain Marvel' team to create the MCU's Carol Danvers      Comment   Translate Page      
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Captain Marvel was the first time we saw Captain Marvel. But it wasn't Brie Larson's first time playing her.

Because Avengers: Endgame shot back-to-back with Avengers: Infinity War, it was completed before Captain Marvel began production — which meant that figuring out who Captain Marvel would be in their movie required a bit of outside help.

"A lot of it was working with [Ryan] Fleck and [Anna] Boden as they were developing [Captain Marvel]," Joe told Mashable of creating Captain Marvel for Endgame

"As far as Marvel is a relay race where people are handing the baton off to each other, that was as collaborative an effort as we’ve had introducing a new character," he continued. "Whereas with Black Panther and Spider-Man, we were making those choices exclusively because there were no future films in the works yet."  Read more...

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          Get a lifetime subscription to this VPN for just $20      Comment   Translate Page      
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Another day, another Facebook data leak to remind you that online privacy is an eternal struggle requiring you to always be on your toes. One great way to protect yourself online is by getting a VPN. We've outlined some of our picks for the best VPNs before, the best cheap VPNs, and even those that are most loved by people on Reddit. But when we see a great deal on a VPN, we get really excited.

It's recommended that you invest in a VPN that locks down your privacy, lets you browse anonymously, and protects against online threats. The good news is that getting a VPN doesn't have to be pricey. Case in point: FastestVPN, which you can get a lifetime subscription to for just $20. Read more...

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          Best Mother's Day gifts 2019: Show mom some love      Comment   Translate Page      
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Mother figures are the backbone of the world. Yours may be your biological mother, or maybe she's your mother-in-law, your best friend's mom, or simply someone whose motherly instinct has helped you through hard times. 

Moms teach you the adulting necessities, give advice even if the problem is your fault, and above all, they put up with your shit and (almost) never complain.

The game plan here isn't just to snag the last bouquet at CVS just so you're not the kid who forgot Mother's Day (but definitely also get flowers). And you don't even need to spend a lot of money. (Peep our list of Mother's Day gifts that cost less than $50 here. Want even more cheap gift ideas? Go here.) Read more...

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          Save $50 on this car dash cam that's equipped with WiFi and night vision      Comment   Translate Page      
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Consumer vehicles today are rolling off the line with all kinds of teched-out features. Some of them are questionable, like screens on your dashboard that let you watch movies while you drive or cars that let you turn them on remotely from a hundred feet away. Some are actually really useful. The backup camera, for one, which has saved the butts of millions of drivers everywhere who never learned how to parallel park properly.

That doesn't mean you should go running to buy a new Tesla, per se. (Besides, they need to get that pricing locked down.) Maybe you like your old-school analog vehicle with the chrome rims and butter-smooth transmission. That's no reason to forego a tech add-on though. Read more...

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          On sale: A lifetime subscription to thousands of PowerPoint templates      Comment   Translate Page      
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Slapping together jazzy presentations that serve no real purpose was a hobby we used to partake in back when all we had were Windows 98 computers. Customizing cheesy WordArt or carefully curating ClipArt brought about genuine entertainment, not so different from building our dream lives in Sims or bulldozing our siblings in Mortal Kombat.

But crafting a professional deck that you have to show in a business environment is an entirely different thing. Suddenly, tinkering with PowerPoint isn't as fun anymore. It's almost as daunting as giving the presentation itself, making your palms sweaty, knees weak, and arms heavy. Read more...

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          Record Store Day 2019 deals: Save on turntables and other accessories      Comment   Translate Page      
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Happy Record Store Day!

If you’re not familiar, Record Store Day is an annual celebration of the culture surrounding independently run record stores across the globe. Music lovers come together to participate in festivities and to snag special-release vinyl and CDs. It’s held on a Saturday in April and this year it falls on April 13.

Record Store Day celebrations include performances, cook-outs, body painting, artist meet and greets, parades, and — our favorite — deals. 

To get the most out of record store day, you’re going to want a record player. We’ve rounded up some killer deals on turntables for Record Store Day this year. Check 'em out below: Read more...

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          Mike Gravel's campaign is proof that more politicians need meme tutors      Comment   Translate Page      
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In the age of surrealist memes and viral content, why aren't more politicians seeking out shitposting tutors? 

Mike Gravel joined Twitter on Mar. 30, and has been spicing up the 2020 race ever since. The former Alaskan senator officially added his name to the ever-growing roster of Democratic presidential candidates in a video Monday, calling for a "Gravelanche" to push centrist politicians further left. He doesn't plan on actually winning; his goal is to simply make it to the debates so he can challenge contenders on their neoliberal policies in favor of more leftist ones. 

"My message, centered around an anti-imperialist foreign policy and fundamental political reform, is one that no other Democratic candidate is making the centerpiece of their campaign," Gravel said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. "After the first two debates, I will drop out and endorse the most progressive candidate." Read more...

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          YouTube's algorithm pushed a sexist video about Katie Bouman, the scientist behind the black hole photo      Comment   Translate Page      
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This week, scientists brought us the first-ever picture of a black holeKatie Bouman, a 29-year-old MIT graduate student, led the team that developed the algorithm making this photo possible. She quickly became the face of the historical scientific achievement.

Just two days later, however, a sexist video attacking Bouman was the top result for her name on YouTube.

That's right: YouTube’s search algorithm found a video promoting a Reddit conspiracy claiming Bouman didn't deserve as much credit as one of her male co-workers to be the most relevant result for her name. 

A screenshot of the YouTube search results page for Katie Bouman before the "top news" algorithm change.

A screenshot of the YouTube search results page for Katie Bouman before the "top news" algorithm change.

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          What the hell is going on with Matthew Lillard's Instagram account?: An investigation      Comment   Translate Page      
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Even Hollywood's brightest stars are vulnerable to the pain and suffering of Instagram's broken customer support system.

Good Girls actor Matthew Lillard — also known for starring in cult classics such as SLC Punk!, Scream, and Hackers — learned this the hard way when he recently discovered he was locked out of his Instagram account. 

Lillard suspects he was hacked, but — celebrities are just like us! — his attempts to reach Instagram support have gone unanswered for more than a week.

SEE ALSO: Instagram hacks raise questions about its 2FA security

Now, in an exclusive interview with Mashable, the movie star describes the entire ordeal in detail, highlighting how even a verified account with more than 150,000 followers can be easily lost in Instagram's awful customer support system. Read more...

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          Enjoy this delightfully chaotic goat chase from two perspectives      Comment   Translate Page      
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If you happen to stumble across some goats wandering around your backyard, you should probably just let them be. 

One girl learned that the hard way — and it's forever immortalized on video.

Twitter user @sophiemilner981 posted a video of her friend jogging after a lost goat that had ambled into her yard. Followed by her dog, the friend starts out, holding out her phone during the pursuit in an effort to capture the intruder on camera. But then the goat decides to turn the tables and chase her instead. She ends up manically sprinting back towards her house.

The second half of the video is even more beautiful, because it shows her perspective.  Read more...

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          The 'Here we go again' meme is perfect for every frustrating situation      Comment   Translate Page      
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"Ah shit, here we go again." Oh, the endless possibilities of that simple statement. 

Twitter has taken another relatable quote that can be applied to any number of situations and ran wild with it. And this time, we have the gamers to thank for it. 

Taken from a memorable scene in the 2004 game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the quote immediately follows the opening cutscene in which the main character, Carl "CJ" Johnson, finds himself in a corrupt neighborhood. 

SEE ALSO: The Mega Sg makes classic games feel new again

"Ah shit, here we go again," he starts off saying. "Worst place in the world, Rolling Heights Ballas country. I ain't represented Grove Street in five years, but the Ballas won't give a shit." Read more...

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          Watch this dog show off his very good soccer skills      Comment   Translate Page      
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It's widely known that most dogs are good at fetch, it's less known that some dogs are soccer superstars.

This video of Zeus, uploaded to Twitter by @monicanuevaa, depicts the pup showing off his fancy footwork — err paw-work. He's sadly doing a much better job demonstrating his soccer skills than most humans I know.

SEE ALSO: Watch this dog's adorable nightly ritual

In response, other animal owners from across the internet submitted their pets in a bid to put a team together. 

if you’re putting together a team and need a keeper, Eskimo is available pic.twitter.com/PDOkhRNDs9

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          Pete Buttigieg and the viral allure of the charming politician      Comment   Translate Page      
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Pete Buttigieg has a certain familiarity to him.

The South Bend mayor doesn't come across as just another politician. He doesn't pretentiously talk down to Americans. He doesn't maintain a rigid air of professionalism or keep his personal life and his interests to himself. Buttigieg instead makes every effort to be incredibly transparent, personable, and down-to-earth.

He is, quite frankly, an exceptionally charming guy. In the past few weeks, as he's gained popularity in his bid for the presidency in 2020, he's reminded many people of a certain former president: Barack Obama.

A campaign sign explains how to pronounce Buttigieg.

A campaign sign explains how to pronounce Buttigieg.

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          Programa esportivo No Mundo da Bola estreia nova edição às segundas na TV Brasil      Comment   Translate Page      
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A partir desta segunda (15), o esporte amplia seu espaço na programação ao vivo da TV Brasil. Com novo cenário, o programa No Mundo da Bola ganha uma edição extra toda segunda-feira, às 22h, com uma hora de duração. Na estreia, o convidado é o ex-jogador Djalminha.

A tradicional mesa redonda apresentada por Sergio du Bocage na emissora pública já tem lugar cativo na telinha aos domingos, entre 21h e 22h30. O jornalista segue no comando da atração nessa nova fase.

O comentarista titular Márcio Guedes participa do programa aos domingos e às segundas. A novidade é a convocação do jornalista Mauricio Costa para essa seleção de craques da imprensa esportiva na janela extra do No Mundo da Bola. Ele entra no time de comentaristas toda segunda-feira.

A nova edição confere mais dinâmica ao programa que aos domingos passa a fazer um balanço da rodada com os gols da semana e análise sobre o desempenho dos times brasileiros nas competições nacionais e internacionais.

O No Mundo da Bola de domingo também destaca os campeonatos do exterior com ênfase para a performance dos jogadores brasileiros. Sergio du Bocage e Marcio Guedes recebem convidados para repercutir os jogos do fim de semana e as principais notícias do esporte.

O quadro "Os Setentões" permanece no ar aos domingos. A série especial já recebeu personalidades como Carlos Alberto Parreira, Evaristo de Macedo, Antonio Lopes e Joel Santana. Os próximos convidados são os técnicos Valdir Espinosa e Zé Mario, além do ex-jogador e comentarista Gerson, o Canhotinha de Ouro.

Novas abordagens

Já às segundas, com a participação do jornalista Mauricio Costa, o apresentador e o comentarista titular vão entrevistar convidados especiais no estúdio. A ideia é fazer um programa mais interativo com o público.

Às segundas, o No Mundo da Bola também vai aprofundar as análises e projetar a expectativa para a semana do futebol brasileiro. Um novo quadro especial está previsto ainda para estrear ainda este mês no programa.

Marca da mesa rodanda, as pesquisas promovem a interação com o público. Os torcedores podem opinar nas enquetes e participar do programa via mensagens de texto pelo WhatsApp (21) 97148-9270.

Também é possível escrever pela página do programa no Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nomundodabolaoficial/) ou da TV Brasil na mesma plataforma (https://www.facebook.com/tvbrasil). Ambas transmitem o debate esportivo simultaneamente à televisão.

Primeiro convidado

Craque revelado pelo Flamengo em 1989, Djalminha é filho do também ex-jogador Djalma Dias. O convidado dessa edição de estreia do No Mundo da Bola às segundas defendeu a seleção brasileira e brilhou nos anos 1990 com a camisa do Palmeiras, clube pelo qual seu pai se consagrou.

Meia-esquerda técnico, Djalminha também fez história no Guarani e até na Espanha. Ele tornou-se ídolo no Deportivo La Coruña, time que nos anos 1990 também teve em seu elenco astros como o atacante Bebeto.

Programação esportiva valorizada 

Além do No Mundo da Bola, a TV Brasil tem outra produção esportiva consagrada: o Stadium, de segunda a sábado, ao vivo, às 21h. No ano de Copa América disputada no país, a programação esportiva da emissora pública foi incrementada em abril.

Agora, às segundas, a nova edição do programa No Mundo da Bola abre uma faixa com outras duas atrações do gênero. A série documental alemã "Um jogo de emoções - a história do futebol", obra da Deutsche Welle, revela a história do futebol a partir da China antiga. Às 23h, o programa mostra como o esporte atravessou o Egito, a Grécia e o Império Romano até chegar a Inglaterra onde se consolidou.

Outro destaque é o programa Recordar é TV que traz quatro edições especiais temáticas às segundas, às 23h30. São episódios sobre histórias do futebol, Copas do Mundo e homenagens a Garrincha e Falcão.

O programa resgata conteúdo histórico da produção "Futebol, o jogo da paixão", da TVE do Rio no início da década de 1990. O especial combina lances de partidas com entrevista de ex-jogadores e jornalistas.

A atração era apresentada pela jornalista Carla Ramos e pelo hoje aposentado narrador esportivo Januário de Oliveira. As reportagens foram dos jornalistas José Guilherme, Dirceu Netto e Sérgio Maurício.

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          Ohio Republicans just made it legal for men to rape their drunk wives & force them to give birth. Seriously.      Comment   Translate Page      

The tagline for ACASignups.net is "healthcare policy data, analysis & snark", so naturally many of my blog posts have tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic headlines.

This is not one of those times. The headline above is absolutely, sickeningly true.

On a couple of days ago, both houses of the Ohio state legislature--the House and Senate alike--voted to ban abortion outright six weeks after conception. There's no exception for rape. There's no exception for incest. There is an exception for the life of the mother (not her health, mind you...just her actual ability to keep breathing)...but that's it. Yesterday this bill was signed into law by GOP Governor Mike DeWine.

The six-week abortion ban known as the "heartbeat bill" is now law in Ohio. That makes Ohio the sixth state in the nation to attempt to outlaw abortions at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill Thursday afternoon, just one day after it passed the Republican-led General Assembly. The law is slated to take effect in 90 days, unless blocked by a federal judge.

Now known as the "Human Rights Protection Act," SB 23 outlaws abortions as early as five or six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant. It is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

The bill does include an exception to save the life of the woman, but no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

...DeWine's signature will set off a lengthy legal fight. The ACLU of Ohio announced it will sue to stop the law, which the group says "virtually bans all abortion care."

"This legislation is blatantly unconstitutional and we will fight to the bitter end to ensure that this bill is permanently blocked," said ACLU of Ohio legal director Freda Levenson in a statement.

As horrific as this is already, it gets worse...far worse. You see,

During House session yesterday, @RepGalonski had an amendment to make it illegal to rape your wife. (It's legal in Ohio if she's drunk or incapacitated. Seriously.)

These are the 58 Republicans who rejected making spousal rape illegal: pic.twitter.com/GWM0h9Rdkq

— Gabriel Mann (@OhioGabe) April 12, 2019

I decided to look it up, and sure enough, if you take a look at pages 314 - 341 of the Ohio House Session Journal for Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, you'll see this section (actually starting on page 321), which deals with amendments to the "fetal heartbeat" bill:

Sec. 2907.02. (A)(1) No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another who is not the spouse of the offender or who is the spouse of the offender but is living separate and apart from the offender, when any of the following applies:

(a) For the purpose of preventing resistance, the offender substantially impairs the other person's judgment or control by administering any drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception.

(b) The other person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person.

(c) The other person's ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the other person's ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

Sec. 2907.03. (A) No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another, not the spouse of the offender, when any of the following apply:

(1) The offender knowingly coerces the other person to submit by any means that would prevent resistance by a person of ordinary resolution.

(2) The offender knows that the other person's ability to appraise the nature of or control the other person's own conduct is substantially impaired.

(3) The offender knows that the other person submits because the other person is unaware that the act is being committed.

(4) The offender knows that the other person submits because the other person mistakenly identifies the offender as the other person's spouse.

Sec. 2907.05. (A) No person shall have sexual contact with another, not the spouse of the offender; cause another, not the spouse of the offender, to have sexual contact with the offender; or cause two or more other persons to have sexual contact when any of the following applies:

(1) The offender purposely compels the other person, or one of the other persons, to submit by force or threat of force.

(2) For the purpose of preventing resistance, the offender substantially impairs the judgment or control of the other person or of one of the other persons by administering any drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception.

(3) The offender knows that the judgment or control of the other person or of one of the other persons is substantially impaired as a result of the influence of any drug or intoxicant administered to the other person with the other person's consent for the purpose of any kind of medical or dental examination, treatment, or surgery.

(4) The other person, or one of the other persons, is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of that person.

(5) The ability of the other person to resist or consent or the ability of one of the other persons to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the ability to resist or consent of the other person or of one of the other persons is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

...and so on and so forth. In all the "not the spouse of the offender" exception to rape is mentioned 25 times.

It's important to stress that it was ALREADY legal for men to rape their unconscious, drugged, drunk or mentally impaired wives in Ohio, because the world is a sick and repulsive place.

On Wednesday, the Ohio state legislature had an opportunity to at the very least correct this sickening and misogynistic legal exception at the same time they were imposing an equally misogynistic one...and yet, as noted by Gabriel Mann, here was the vote on tabling the amendment...which is to say, shooting the amendment down:

The question being, “Shall the motion to amend be agreed to?”

Representative Seitz moved that the motion be laid on the table.

The question being, "Shall the motion to amend be laid on the table?"

The yeas and nays were taken and resulted – yeas 58, nays 38, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were: Representatives

Antani Arndt Baldridge Becker Blessing Brinkman Butler Callender Carfagna Carruthers Cross Cupp Dean DeVitis Edwards Ghanbari Ginter Green Greenspan Hambley Hillyer Holmes, A. Hood Hoops Jones Jordan Keller Kick Koehler Lanese Lang Lipps Manchester Manning, D. McClain Merrin Oelslager Perales Plummer Powell Reineke Richardson Riedel Roemer Romanchuk Ryan Schaffer Scherer Seitz Smith, R. Smith, T. Stein Stoltzfus Vitale Wiggam Wilkin Zeltwanger Householder-58

Those who voted in the negative were: Representatives

Boggs Boyd Brent Brown Cera Clites Crawley Crossman Denson Galonski Hicks-Hudson Holmes, G. Howse Ingram Kelly Kent LaTourette Leland Lepore-Hagan Lightbody Liston Manning, G. Miller, A. Miller, J. Miranda O'Brien Patterson Rogers Russo Sheehy Skindell Smith, K. Sobecki Strahorn Sweeney Sykes Upchurch West-38

The motion to amend was laid on the table.

Let me reiterate:

  • It was already legal in Ohio for men to rape their wife if she's drunk, drugged, unconscious or mentally incapacitated.
  • It's no illegal in Ohio for a woman to have an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected...which is often before she even knows she's pregnant.
  • This means that as of today, in Ohio, a married man can legally drug his wife, rape her and impregnate her...and if she doesn't happen to discover she's pregnant and have an abortion within the next six weeks, she's legally required to carry her rapist's fetus to term and give birth.

Most mind-boggling of all? Six of the Republicans who voted to keep allowing men to rape their wives are women.

Here's the full list of the 58 "Yes" votes, with their districts (two Republican women voted No, and it looks like one Republican man didn't vote at all):

I have nothing snarky to add to this.


          Bernie definitively answers the question: Yes, MFA would "reduce Blue Cross to nose jobs" (and that's the point)      Comment   Translate Page      

 

Over the past month or two, I've written a couple of pieces which explored the whole "MFA would eliminate private health insurance" issue.

My main point was that while most MFA activists have long insisted that eliminating (or virtually eliminating) private health insurance companies is not only a feature but the entire point of moving to single payer, ever since Kamala Harris walked back her “get rid of all that!” comment in a CNN Town Hall the next day, I’ve seen some MFA activists fall all over themselves to suddenly insist that “no, no...there’d still be plenty of room for private insurance, really!”

This refers to the fact that the MFA bills (in both the House and Senate) do allow for private coverage of anything which isn’t covered by MFA itself...basically, supplemental coverage of things like elective procedures, experimental drugs, enhanced services (private hospital rooms? upgraded wheelchair models? etc) and so forth. However, how wide a range of services that would include has always been a bit fuzzy.

For example, the MFA language states that hospitalization would be “comprehensively” covered...but doesn’t list any limits on hospital days, for instance. It doesn’t clarify whether “comprehensive” coverage of medical devices includes the bare bones model or the enhanced one with digital readout and built-in wi-fi. Most of those specifications would be left up to the HHS Secretary and/or a board of some sort to determine. Whatever they come up with, presumably private supplemental insurance could cover the rest.

I whipped up this table which I believe is a fairly accurate depiction of what the House/Senate MFA bills would cover or not cover. As you can see, caveats above aside, it doesn’t leave much room...and again, that was kind of the point:

And yet, some still argued with me about this.

It's important to understand that I'm not making a value judgment about whether eliminating private health insurance companies is a good or bad thing--I just wanted MFA die-hard supporters to make it clear what the official stance on the issue is.

Well, guess what?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said private health insurance companies would be reduced to covering cosmetic surgery under his vision of a "Medicare for all" program.

..."What happens to those insurance companies after your plan is implemented?" O'Keefe asked.

"If you want cosmetic surgery—under Medicare for all, we cover all basic health care need—I suppose if you want to make yourself look a little bit more beautiful, work on that nose or your ears, they can do that," Sanders said.

"So basically BlueCross BlueShield would be reduced to nose jobs," O'Keefe said.

"Something like that, yeah," Sanders said.

Before anyone start screaming at me for linking to Free Beacon (a conservative site), note that the link was provided to me by a staunch MFA advocate, and the exchange and quotes above are 100% in context.

So there you have it: For good or for bad, under the House/Senate Medicare for All bills, Bernie Sanders himself says that private health insurance companies would indeed be reduced to a pathetic shadow of their former selves. Glad we cleared that up.


          Wikipedia isn’t officially a social network. But harassment can get ugly      Comment   Translate Page      

In Wikipedia’s 18 years of existence, it has become a fixture in our lives: It ascends to the top of Google’s search results and provides answers to the questions we ask Alexa and Siri.

For the San Francisco organization’s editing community, the website is even more. It is a kind of social network where users debate the minutiae of history and modern life, climb the editorial hierarchy and even meet friends and romantic partners.

It is also a place where editors can experience relentless harassment. In 2016, Pax Ahimsa Gethen, a trans male Wikipedian, was persistently hit with personal attacks over several months. Gethen, 49, who uses the pronouns “they” and “them,” said the anonymous harasser posted that they were “insufferable” and “unloved,” that they belonged in an internment camp and that they should kill themself.

Gethen said the user also publicly posted their deadname, the name they used before transitioning.

“It was devastating to me because of the personal nature of it,” Gethen said.

Unlike at social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, the people who handle reports of harassment on Wikipedia are largely unpaid.

In response to complaints about pervasive harassment, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and supports its community of volunteers, has promised strategies to curb abuse. In recent months, the foundation has rolled out a more sophisticated blocking tool that it hopes can better control the harassment plaguing some users.

Sydney Poore, a community health strategist with the foundation, said that when the free encyclopedia was established in 2001, it initially attracted lots of editors who were “tech-oriented” men. That led to a culture that was not always accepting of outside opinions, said...


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          El CEO de Netflix dejará la junta de directores de Facebook      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Taylor Swift faz doação de aproximadamente 430 mil reais à ONG de Direitos LGBTQ dos EUA      Comment   Translate Page      
<i>Em carta, cantora justificou o apoio para o fortalecimento da causa e luta contra leis discriminatórias</i><br/><br/>.<br/> <br/> <a href='https://www.vagalume.com.br/taylor-swift/'>Taylor Swift</a> fez uma doação bastante generosa, de US$ 113 mil (aproximadamente 430 mil reais), a uma ONG LGBTQ situada no estado do Tennesse, nos Estados Unidos, chamada Tennessee Equality Project (TEP). <br/> <br/> Em carta, a cantora afirma admirar bastante o projeto realizado pela organização, em especial, pelo diretor Chris Sanders, fortalecendo a luta da causa contra o ódio e leis discriminatórias contra a comunidade. <br/> <br/> "Estou te escrevendo para dizer que me sinto muito inspirada pelo trabalho que você faz, especificamente pela organização da recente petição de líderes religiosos do Tennessee contra as leis odiosas em nossa legislatura estatal", escreveu ela. <br/> <br/> "Por favor, transmita meus sinceros agradecimentos a eles e aceite esta doação para apoiar o trabalho que você e estes líderes estão fazendo. Me sinto muita grata por eles estarem dando a todas essas pessoas um local para expressar sua fé", continuou. <br/> <br/> Sanders publicou a carta de Swift no facebook, apontando-a como uma grande aliada da causa.<br/> <br/> <a href="https://www.vagalume.com.br/news/2019/04/09/taylor-swift-faz-doacao-de-aproximadamente-430-mil-reais-a-organizacao-de-direitos-lgbtq.html">Clique para ver no Vagalume</a><br/> <br/> Esta não é a primeira vez que Taylor se manifesta a favor da comunidade LGBTQ. Em outubro, a cantora decidiu apoiar publicamente um candidato democrata ao senado dos EUA, justificando que sua luta era contra a discriminação. <br/> <br/> "Eu sempre votei e sempre votarei baseada em qual candidato irá proteger e lutar pelos direitos humanos que todos nós merecemos neste país. Eu acredito na luta pelos direitos LGBT, e que qualquer forma de discriminação baseada em orientação sexual ou gênero é ERRADO. Acredito que o racismo sistêmico que ainda vemos neste país em relação a pessoas de cor é aterrorizante, repugnante e predominante. Eu não posso votar em alguém que não esteja disposto a lutar por dignidade para TODOS os americanos, não importa sua cor de pele, gênero ou quem eles amam", escreveu ela, na ocasião, em seu Instagram. <br/> <br/> <a href="https://www.vagalume.com.br/news/2019/04/09/taylor-swift-faz-doacao-de-aproximadamente-430-mil-reais-a-organizacao-de-direitos-lgbtq.html">Clique para ver no Vagalume</a><br><br><i>Fonte: <a href='/news/2019/04/09/taylor-swift-faz-doacao-de-aproximadamente-430-mil-reais-a-organizacao-de-direitos-lgbtq.html'>Vagalume</a></i>
          Profesor z Poznania znalazł zastosowanie dla "łapówki Kaczyńskiego". Agnieszka Holland namawia, by brać z niego przykład      Comment   Translate Page      
- Bądźmy Grey Power - pisze na Facebooku prof. Krzysztof Podemski, poznański socjolog z UAM. - Od początku wiedziałem, że oddam "jarkowe" na cele społeczne, obywatelskie. Wsparłem inicjatywę, która w tym momencie wydaje mi się najważniejsza.
          Facebook Shakes Up Board, Dings Exec Who Once Threatened Peter Thiel For Supporting Trump      Comment   Translate Page      

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not be renominated to Facebook’s board of directors when the members meet in May for the company’s annual stockholder’s meeting, Facebook announced Friday night. The move comes less than three years after Hastings told fellow board member Peter Thiel that he intended to slam the ...

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will leave Facebook next month after eight years service on its board amid reported, the social media giant announced.
          BuzzFeed: We Have 'Absolutely No Control' over Facebook Personal Data      Comment   Translate Page      
A BuzzFeed journalist recently used a Facebook transparency tool to investigate the sort of companies utilizing her data for advertising, finding her personal data was “everywhere” with “no control.” BuzzFeed News reporter Katie Notopoulos recently investigated the sort of personal details that
          W niedzielę Grand Prix Chin. Williams robi postępy      Comment   Translate Page      
Już w najbliższą niedzielę o 8 rano rozpocznie się Grand Prix Chin. Robert Kubica wystartuje do wyścigu z 18 pozycji. Wyraźna jest poprawa tempa bolidu Williamsa, ale przed nimi jeszcze długa droga. 14 kwietnia o godzinie 8.10 ruszy kolejny w tym sezonie wyścig Formuły 1. Tym razem Robert Kubica i George Russell wraz z całym […]
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Iraqis leading efforts to enrich Arabic Wikipedia (Gilgamesh Nabeel, April 13, 2019, Al Monitor)

Leading enlightenment efforts is not something new to Iraqis, who are the inhabitants of Mesopotamia -- once the cradle of civilization. In ninth-century Baghdad, Abbasid ruler Harun al-Rashid established Bayt al-Hikmah -- the Arabic name for the House of Wisdom -- to house the monumental activity of the translation of Greek and Persian works into Arabic. This institution flourished in the reign of his son al-Ma'mun, making Baghdad the world's biggest hub of science.

"We chose this name for its historical significance," said Rayyis. He added, "That institution was a beacon of science, tolerance and exchange of cultures. The passion for science brought people of different religions and cultures -- all Jews, Muslims, Christians and others -- into one institution altogether."

Rayyis dreams of recreating that atmosphere. "We want to rekindle our people's golden age and join the global civilization," he said.

For Omar Mohammed, a Paris-based Iraqi scholar and creator and administrator of Mosul Eye, translation is such a valuable magical means. "We need it to build a new future -- a future devoid of dictatorship and ignorance," he said.

This project reminded Mohammed of Farah Antoun, a pioneer Tripoli-born enlightenment figure, writer and translator in the 19th century when he translated works into Arabic. "Hearing of Mutar's translation project made me very happy, for the freedom to access knowledge is a way to achieve eternal freedom," said Mohammed.

Upon meeting Mutar in New York this month, Mohammed suggested some books be translated into Arabic.

"Mutar promised to dedicate the project to Mosul University," he said, adding, "We are trying to make the website accessible in Mosul with more contributions from Mosul University scholars."

Currently, the House of Wisdom 2.0 project has a Facebook community of some 84,000 fans.

"We have added more than 900 articles to the Arabic Wikipedia and translated 12 books," said Mutar. He noted, "We lifted the ranking of the Arabic language to the 17th language in Wikipedia from the 19th."

While Arabic is the fourth most spoken language among internet users, only 6% of online content is available in Arabic.

"With our project, the Arabic Wikipedia is ranked 17th, preceded by the Ukrainian Wikipedia," said Rayyis. He added, "There are more than 400 million Arabic speakers, while Ukrainian is spoken by about 35 million people worldwide. We are proud of translating the full English Wikipedia content on biological evolution into Arabic -- more than 500 essays."

What is special about the House of Wisdom 2.0, according to Rayyis, is that it is a nonprofit project. "We translate hundreds of articles every month, voluntarily upload them to the Arabic Wikipedia and make them available to everyone for free," he said.

While concentrating on topics debunking conspiracy theories, topics banned in some Arab countries and content that makes people question more, Mutar emphasizes that they have no agenda other than spreading knowledge.

"We are not a political or anti-religion organization, but we embrace some of these controversial books and content because we believe Arab youth should be allowed to make up their own minds about how they want to live their lives," he said.

The reactions they get are quite encouraging.

"Within a few months, 80,000 fans followed us on Facebook," said Rayyis. "The majority of them are from Iraq, especially Baghdad, Najaf, Mosul and Basra. We have received hundreds of supportive messages so far," Rayyis added.

"It is a forum for those who adore knowledge and want to be part of an enlightened society," wrote Ismail Berwari, a lawyer from Dahuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, advising people to follow the project's page on Facebook.

          Woman detained in Dubai over Facebook post ‘wanted to die’      Comment   Translate Page      
Laleh Shahravesh has returned to the UK to be reunited with her 14-year-old daughter.
          'Mini' Mothman Strikes Truck Windshield      Comment   Translate Page      

The Singular Fortean Society recently reported the following account:

Kane Adams with Fox Valley Ghost Hunters contacted the Singular Fortean Society on Friday to alert them to a bizarre experience he’d had the night before at about 1 a.m.

According to a social media post describing the experience:

So, last night while driving semi, [the weather] was sleet mixture [and it was] about 34 degrees [in temperature]…close to Wittenberg I got freaked out...it was dark outside. I was coming down one of the off ramps to stop for a soda. Something fell out of the sky that was really odd and I can't quite get the image out of my mind.

First off let me say it wasn't a bird or a bat but this thing hit my window and mostly splattered on it. I saw it plain as day stuck to my window. I describe it as a small faerie if you believe in faeries, or possibly, I crap you not, a miniature mothman. It had small wings, [and] again, it wasn't a bat in the snow. It had long stretched out legs that came down below its body and had arms and fingers.

I was wide awake and not drowsy. I was going to take a picture but it slid off the window leaving this massive gooey stain on my window which took several attempts with washer fluid to clean up off the window. I remember it was all black and I didn't see any eyes.

I was overwhelmed by the long legs and arms with small fingers. Those that know me and my team know we don't post false info or tell tales on this site that are not true. I can tell you no trees were overhanging the hwy and no bugs were out in this weather and the stain it left was so intense that it smeared the whole window. I also know what a flying squirrel looks like and it was not that either. It's still imprinted in my eyes.

Size wise 8 inches high by 5 inches wide with wings slightly wider.

Investigator Tobias Wayland was able to speak with Adams via Facebook post and Messenger.

"The wings were the same color as the body. It seemed to have separation in the wings like maybe veins or arteries or bones," Adams said. "Considering the wings were kind of mashed on the windshield it was hard to tell [its wingspan], the body was about four inches with the wings going out further, say, about another four inches per side if it they were not squashed."

Adams said he would have liked to get a photograph, but too many factors aligned to prevent it.

"I was in Shawano County on glare ice and rain in a semi, and not allowed to be on my phone," he said.

It was these same conditions that prevented him from stopping to look for a body.

"I was in a 80,000 pound semi," Adams explained. "I can't just stop and turn around in a sleet storm."

Adams’ post elicited stories from others with similar experiences.

"I saw something at 15 and my friend who was with me saw it as well. We both can remember the moment clearly to this day...and it's been 34 years since that day," commented one person.

"I had a similar [sighting] only smaller in mid-afternoon near Wausau," said another. "It left a real goo on the windshield. This was about 17 years ago and still etched in my memory. My son was like 12 years old at the time and riding with me. He did not see it, only the goo, and was perplexed that it was such an ugly shade of gray."

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          IPO Uber conviene? Il negativo precedente di Lyft      Comment   Translate Page      
Tutto pronto per l'IPO di Uber a Wall Street. La società Uber Technologies Inc. ha reso noto di aver presentato domanda di quotazione sulla borsa Usa alla SEC, la Securities and Exchange Commission. Stando alle previsioni i numeri dell'IPO di Uber saranno da capigiro tanto che il collocamento delle azioni Uber (questa la sigla delle azioni) finalizzato allo sbarco in borsa si configura come l'operazione più importante dai tempi di Facebook. In poche parole la quotazione della Uber Technologies Inc. di San Francisco, società attiva nel settore del trasporto automobilistico privato attraverso l'uso di un'applicazione mobile, sarà certamente destinata ad entrare nella storia come avvenne a suo tempo con lo sbarco delle azioni del noto social network.  Mentre cresce l'attesa per conoscere quelli che saranno i dettagli della quotazione, a partire dal range di prezzo delle azioni Uber, in tanti si stanno chiedendo se aderire all'operazione di collocamento sarà conveniente o meno. In assenza di informazioni su prezzi e livello di capitalizzazione, non si può ovviamente dare una risposta a questa domanda. Se si resta più sul generale, invece, è possibile fare alcune considerazioni. Quella di Uber non sarà la prima IPO di società attive nel trasporto auto tramite l'uso di applicazione mobile. Questo primato, infatti, spetta già alla rivale Lyft Inc. società che venne collocato a Wall Street a 72 dollari per azione. Purtroppo oggi le azioni Lyft passano di mano sul listino della borsa americana ad un prezzo decisamente più basso. Ad esempio nella seduta di ieri 11 aprile, le quotazioni Lyft sono scese a 61,01 dollari. Siamo oltre 10 dollari più in basso del prezzo al momento dell'IPO. Se si guarda questo precedente, quindi, c'è poco da stare sereni. Tuttavia è anche imporante considerare quello che è il rapporto di proporzioni tra Uber e Lyft. Quest'ultima ha chiuso lo scorso anno fiscale con in fatturato peri a 11,3 miliardi di dollari mentre Uber è stat recentemente valutata in area 100 miliardi di dollari bel al di sopra dell'attuale capitalizzazione di mercato di Lyft che arriva a appena a 20,59 miliardi. Uber è 5 volte Lyft e questo non è un dato da trascurare. Per quello che riguarda il collocamento delle azioni Uber (quindi l'IPO vera e propria), l'operazione verrà supportata da ben 30 banche. Capofila del collocamento saranno Morgan Stanley e Goldman Sachs. Anche il numero delle banche facenti parte del team di supporto è indicativo dell'importanza dell'IPO Uber. 
          Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down      Comment   Translate Page      
Mr Ibn Auf quit a day after becoming military council chief



Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down

By BBC

The head of Sudan's military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests.

Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state TV, naming as his successor Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan.

The army has said it will stay in power for two years, followed by elections.

But protest leaders say they will not leave the streets until the military hands over to a civilian government.

Mr Bashir's downfall followed months of unrest that began in December over rising prices.

Mr Ibn Auf was head of military intelligence during the Darfur conflict in the 2000s. The US imposed sanctions on him in 2007.



The new man in charge is also a top military figure, but the Associated Press news agency reports that his record is cleaner than other Sudanese generals. He is also said to have met with protesters to hear their views.

Mr Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Darfur conflict.

However, the military council has said it will not extradite Mr Bashir, who denies the charges, although he may be put on trial in Sudan.

How did the latest drama unfold?

Despite Mr Bashir's removal on Thursday, demonstrators had refused to disperse, camping out outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, in defiance of a curfew.

In its first response, the military council came out and denied it was seeking power, telling the protesters that they would decide the country's future, while the army maintained public order.

A few hours later, Mr Ibn Auf announced he was resigning and would be replaced by Lt-Gen Burhan.

"In order to ensure the cohesion of the security system, and the armed forces in particular, from cracks and strife, and relying on God, let us begin this path of change," he said.

Protesters celebrated his abrupt departure but the Sudan Professionals Association, which has been spearheading the demonstrations, later announced that the sit-in would continue.

"We call on the armed forces to ensure the immediate transfer of power to a transitional civilian government," they said on Facebook.

They further called for the abolition of "arbitrary decisions by leaders that do not represent the people" and the detention of "all symbols of the former regime who were involved in crimes against the people".

"Until these demands are fully met, we must continue with our sit-in at the General Command of the Armed Forces," the SPA said.

Meanwhile, police said at least 16 people had been killed by stray bullets at the protests on Thursday and Friday.




          Woman detained in Dubai over Facebook post ‘wanted to die’      Comment   Translate Page      
Laleh Shahravesh has returned to the UK to be reunited with her 14-year-old daughter.
          Quello che i Social non Dicono - The Cleaners      Comment   Translate Page      
The Cleaners ci porta dietro le quinte delle procedure di rimozione dei contenuti di colossi come Facebook e Google. Quando postiamo qualcosa sul web, dove va a finire? È davvero un algoritmo a decidere ciò che vediamo? Tra interviste esclusive agli addetti ai lavori e vicende umanissime legate al tema della censura online - e nell'anno in cui Facebook affronta la sua crisi più forte in seguito allo scandalo Cambridge Analytica - il film getta uno sguardo nuovo e denso di spunti di riflessione su un tema fondamentale e quanto mai attuale della società contemporanea.
          Dragnea, după mitingul pro-PSD de la Craiova: Ne-aţi încărcat de energie. Nu v-aţi lăsat păcăliţi | VIDEO      Comment   Translate Page      
Preşedintele PSD Liviu Dragnea a scris sâmbătă seara pe Facebook un mesaj adresat celor care au participat vineri la mitingul de la Craiova, menţionând că aceştia nu s-au lăsat păcăliţi de Opoziţie şi au dat un semnal că vor ca PSD să continue măsurile sociale începute.
          Η ΦΙΛΟΣΚΟΠΙΑΝΗ ΠΡΟΠΑΓΑΝΔΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΥΡΙΖΑ ΣΤΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ Η ΦΙΜΩΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ.      Comment   Translate Page      

Άρθρο  του  Ιωάννη Αμπατζόγλου.   Ο Ιωάννης Αμπατζόγλου είναι Ακτινοφυσικός Ιατρικής, διδάκτωρ του Ιατρικού Τμήματος του ΔΠΘ και Επιστημονικά Υπεύθυνος του Τμήματος Ιατρικής Φυσικής του Πανεπιστημιακού Γενικού Νοσοκομείου Αλεξανδρούπολης.

Πριν από λίγες ημέρες, συνέβη ένα περιστατικό που δείχνει ότι το καθεστώς του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ προσπαθεί με συστηματικό τρόπο να παγιώσει την μαϊμού μακεδονοποίηση των Σκοπιανών. Γίνεται προσπάθεια ώστε η επαίσχυντη Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών, από προδοτική συμφωνία μίας μειοψηφίας πρόθυμων Νενέκων, να μετατραπεί σιγά-σιγά σε μία συμφωνία την οποία θα αποδεχθεί στο σύνολό της η ελληνική κοινωνία. 

Σε αυτή την προσπάθεια η κυβέρνηση ρίχνει το ανθελληνικό της «δηλητήριο» προς την μαθητιώσα νεολαία ώστε η ζημιά που θα προκαλέσει να είναι βαθύτερη και πιό μόνιμη.
Το νέο αυτό περιστατικό συνέβη στο Λύκειο του Δοξάτου Δράμας. Στο Ηρωικό Δοξάτο, σε ένα χωριό της Μακεδονίας μας που δεν πρέπει να ξεχνούμε ότι έχει υποστεί τρείς γενοκτονίες μέσα σε τριάντα χρόνια από τους Βουλγάρους, στην προσπάθεια εκβουλγαρισμού της περιοχής αλλά και ως αντίποινα στην αντίσταση των Ελλήνων.

Στο Λύκειο αυτού του ηρωικού χωριού λοιπόν, στις 10 ή 11 Απριλίου 2019 σε διαγώνισμα της 1ης Λυκείου, στο μάθημα «Πολιτική Παιδεία», μεταξύ των άλλων υπήρχε και το ερώτημα προς τους μαθητές: «Η μετακίνηση από την Αθήνα προς τη Βόρεια Μακεδονία θεωρείται εσωτερική ή εξωτερική μετανάστευση;».
Οι μαθητές απάντησαν ότι αυτή «είναι εσωτερική μετανάστευση» και όταν είδαν διορθωμένα τα γραπτά τους διαπίστωσαν ότι η απάντηση αυτή θεωρήθηκε λανθασμένη. Στη συνέχεια ο καθηγητής που διδάσκει το συγκεκριμένο μάθημα πληροφόρησε τους μαθητές ότι η σωστή απάντηση είναι ότι η μετανάστευση αυτή είναι «εξωτερική».
Όπως τονίστηκε και πιο πάνω, με αυτό τον τρόπο γίνεται προσπάθεια να προσαρμοστούν οι μαθητές μας ώστε αυτό που τώρα αποκαλούμε προδοτικό, να έρθει μία στιγμή που θα το αποδεχθούμε και θα σταματήσουμε τις αντιδράσεις. Τότε θα είναι που θα έχουν νικήσει αυτοί που επέβαλαν την επαίσχυντη Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών και ο εθνικός μας ακρωτηριασμός θα έχει γίνει πλέον μόνιμος.
Το συγκεκριμένο γεγονός ανάρτησε μία προσωπική μου φίλη και ιδρυτικό μέλος της ομάδας του Facebook «Μακεδόνες Δραμινοί». Μέσα σε 5-10 λεπτά της ώρας από αυτή της την ανάρτηση μπλοκαρίστηκε ο λογαριασμός του προφίλ της στο Facebook. Σημειωτέον ότι αυτό ήταν το δεύτερο προφίλ της συγκεκριμένης φίλης και το δημιούργησε επειδή πριν από 4 ημέρες της είχαν μπλοκάρει τον αρχικό λογαριασμό της.
Ζούμε απίστευτες στιγμές ΕΘΝΟΜΗΔΕΝΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗΣ με την φιλοσκοπιανή προπαγάνδα που βιώνουμε καθημερινά. Ταυτόχρονα όμως βιώνουμε και την ΚΟΚΚΙΝΑ ΦΑΣΙΣΤΙΚΗ συμπεριφορά του καθεστώτος, το οποίο ελέγχει τις αναρτήσεις μας στο διαδίκτυο μπλοκάροντας άλλες φορές όσες από αυτές θεωρεί ενοχλητικές και άλλες φορές τους λογαριασμούς των χρηστών ώστε να μην έχουν την δυνατότητα άλλης ανάρτησης.
Η ζημία που προκαλείται από τις συγκεκριμένες πολιτικές είναι τεράστια. Επιβάλλεται να δράσουμε όλοι ώστε να απαλλαγούμε από τους δυνάστες της εθνικής μας αξιοπρέπειας αλλά και της δημοκρατίας πριν είναι αργά.



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          Un tribunal ruso multa a Facebook con 47 dólares      Comment   Translate Page      
El director ejecutivo y fundador de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg El pasado 5 de abril se tomó la misma decisión en relación con el servicio de microblogs Twitter, que recibió una multa por la misma cantidad. Un tribunal de Moscú multó con 3.000 rublos (casi 47 dólares) a Facebook por no haber proporcionado información sobre el traslado […]
          Did Amazon Just Wade Into a Data Privacy Nightmare -- Or Is It Something Else?      Comment   Translate Page      
There s little doubt that data privacy has become a hot button issue in recent years Facebook NASDAQ FB has been in hot water with regulators around the world after a string of customer privacy breaches beginning with the Cambridge Analytica scandal Google parent
          Perry Dogwood Festival cancels Sunday activities due to possibility of severe weather      Comment   Translate Page      
The annual Dogwood Festival in Perry has canceled second-day activities due to possibility of severe weather on Sunday. “Safety is our number one priority,” festival organizers posted on Facebook. “Thank … Click to Continue »
          Las mejores Apps para cuidar tu salud      Comment   Translate Page      

Las mejores Apps para cuidar tu salud


El Día Mundial de la Salud fue el 7 de abril, con el fin de conmemorar el aniversario de la Fundación de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), pero nos hemos puesto a pensar cómo es que la tecnología hoy en día nos pueda ayudar a tener una mejor calidad de vida.

Es muy sencillo, en nuestros dispositivos móviles contamos con miles de aplicaciones para distraernos pero también hay aplicaciones que ayudan a mejorar nuestro bienestar. Bajo esta...

Lee la nota completa: Las mejores Apps para cuidar tu salud en WebAdictos

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          Зеленского уличили в нежелании идти в армию      Comment   Translate Page      

Кандидат в президенты Украины Владимир Зеленский проигнорировал повестки из военкомата. Об этом в своем Facebook сообщил советник действующего президента Юрий Бирюков. Он опубликов...
          MySql / MariaDB Administration and Optimization      Comment   Translate Page      
Hi, im running PHP Script that i bought to make API calls to Facebook broadcasting messages to inbox.. I have medium load of about 10Million concurrent messages with Images and/or videos.. that made my Database sores , When sending about 2Millions it works ok.... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Database Administration, Database Development, MariaDB, MySQL, System Admin)
          Social Media Manager      Comment   Translate Page      
I have been working with different company in promoting their Business pages, Facebook pages, Instagram pages and Linkedin pages. (Budget: $15 - $25 USD, Jobs: Facebook Marketing, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter)
          Drive qualified leads to a web site using Google, Facebook, and others...      Comment   Translate Page      
we want to people searching to rent apartments in cities in the USA. we want these people to be between 20-40 years old and make good $ we want to advertise to them a service that can help them rent any apartment without signing a lease for a 1 year. the web site is: www.freebirdliving.com we are looking for THE BEST IDEAS on how to generate good qualified leads (Prize: 100)
          Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai - Episodio 02 - Puya!      Comment   Translate Page      
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          New pumper for the Citgo Petroleum Company in Lemont      Comment   Translate Page      
From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page: Congratulations to the Citgo Petroleum Company in Lemont on the recent delivery of their new E-ONE top mount pumper. This is their 2nd E-One industrial pumper. It is a duplicate of Citgo’s first pumper with a capacity of 3,500-gpm pump at draft and 10,000-gpm flow off hydrants. This truck […]
          Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai - Episodio 02 - Puya!      Comment   Translate Page      
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          New ambulance for Aurora      Comment   Translate Page      
From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page: Fire Service, Inc. congratulates Chief Gary Krienitz and the Aurora Fire Department on the recent delivery of their latest Wheeled Coach Type 1 Ford F450 4×4 ambulance. This is the 8th Wheeled Coach Type I purchased by Aurora, finalizing the conversion of the entire AFD front line EMS […]
          Kimetsu no Yaiba - Episodio 02 - Puya!      Comment   Translate Page      
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          봄날의 발렌티노 가라바니      Comment   Translate Page      

SPRING FORWARD


화사한 봄날에 함께하고픈 발렌티노 가라바니의 뉴 백 리스트



VALENTINO GARAVANI 블랙 보디에 화이트 컬러 오버사이즈 ‘V’ 로고를 인레이한 발렌티노 가라바니 토트백



VALENTINO GARAVANI 세 가지 컬러 조합이 돋보이는 보디 위에 걸을 때마다 흔들리는 가죽 리본과 ‘V’ 로고를 포인트로 장식한 발렌티노 가라바니 브이링 백. 미디엄과 스몰 사이즈로 출시.



VALENTINO GARAVANI 백 중앙에 앤티크한 브라스 소재의 ‘V’로고 장식이 특징인 로쏘 컬러의 발렌티노 가라바니 토트백.



VALENTINO GARAVANI  콤팩트한 새들 디자인에 ‘V’ 로고를 장식한 발렌티노 가라바니의 브이링 백. 미디엄과 스몰 사이즈로 출시.


editor  김민희

photographer 박재용



          Ingeniously Daring Chemistry: 24 experiments for young scientists by Sean Connolly      Comment   Translate Page      
I had originally requested this book in the hope that it would have great ideas for easy, quick experiments I could do at the library. That didn't turn out to be the case BUT I did discover that it was a fun, interesting book that sparked ideas for me in other ways.

The book has a unique and interesting arrangement; it's set up around the periodic table. So readers learn about the properties of, say, nitrogen, its history and uses, and then there's a section of experiments based around the element. 20 elements are discussed, from sodium to oxygen, and a final chapter tackles the more dangerous elements - radium, arsenic, etc.

The experiments are all fairly simple - using vinegar and fluoride rinse to test the enamel on an egg, growing crystals, or making a potato clock. They're things that a typical middle-class household could do in their kitchen. However, most of them aren't things that would work well in a library setting; they are messy, take multiple hours or days to complete, or don't translate well to multiple kids. So, using it in a STEM program at the library is out.

However, it's a great book for at-home experiments; full of humor, history, cartoons, and science. It also sparked a lot of great ideas for me to have science demonstrations at the library! I'm going to combine this with another book I've looked at, Mason Jar Science, collect jars, and periodically set up experiments on a display! The kids can come in and see how they are progressing and we'll post updates on Facebook. That's the plan anyways.

Verdict: A great addition to your science experiment books and full of fun ideas to inspire experimentation.

ISBN: 9780761180104; Published October 2018 by Workman; Review copy provided by publisher; Donated to the library

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           Η ΑΝΑΛΓΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΡΕΝΑ ΔΟΥΡΟΥ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΝΕΚΡΟΥΣ ΣΕ ΜΑΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΝΔΡΑ....      Comment   Translate Page      

Η κα Ρένα Δούρου δεν έκλαψε όταν η 14χρονη Εβίτα πήδηξε στον γκρεμό στο Μάτι για να ξεφύγει από τις φλόγες .
Έκλαψε όταν χθες ο Πθ την υπερασπίστηκε και την εξύμνησε στην παρουσιαση του εκλογικού της συνδυασμού . Όπου πήγε ντυμένη θριαμβευτικά στα κόκκινα της φωτιάς .
Δεν έκλαψε όταν ο μικρούλης αδερφός της Εβίτας βρέθηκε απανθρακωμένος αγκαλιά με τον πατέρα του.
Δεν έκλαψε για τους 100 νεκρούς στο Μάτι, για τα καμμένα σπίτια των ανθρώπων .
Έκανε πλακα στο ΦΒ τα Χριστούγεννα ρωτώντας μας αν θα φτιάξει κουραμπιέδες με φυστίκι Αιγίνης ή μελομακάρονα .
Δεν έκλαψε για τους φτωχούς πνιγμένους στη Μάνδρα και τα πλημμυρισμένα σπιτάκια τους, τα αυτοκίνητα που αγοράστηκαν με τους κόπους μιας ζωής .
Έκανε πάλι πλάκα στο ΦΒ την Πρωταπριλιά με το βίντεο όπου ξυριζόταν κ μας έλεγε να μην πιστεύουμε φέικ νιους .
Δεν δίστασε ως Περιφερειάρχης ,να φτιάξει δρόμο που να φτάνει μέχρι το σπίτι του Δραγασάκη . 
Χρησιμοποιεί κονδύλια της Περιφέρειας για δική της προβολή .
Αντίθετα ρίχνει τις εγκληματικές αποτυχίες της στις «δυνάμεις του παλιού»
Δεν φτάνει να δηλώνεις Παρούσα στο Pride για να θεωρηθείς προοδευτικός .
Οι Φιλελεύθεροι στο Pride στέκονται από το πρωί στον ήλιο , μοιράζοντας φυλλάδια και μιλώντας με τα νέα παιδιά , με αυτούς που χρειάζονται στήριξη .
Δεν πάνε για να φωτογραφηθούν στην παρέλαση .
Η αναλγησία της θυμίζει Σταλινικές πρακτικές .
Ένας Άνθρωπος θα ειχε κλάψει δημόσια για τους καμμένους νεκρούς που δεν ειδοποιήθηκαν έγκαιρα .
Θα είχε ζητήσει δημόσια συγνώμη και θα φορούσε μαύρα του Πένθους και όχι κόκκινο κοστούμι .
Δεν θα πόσταρε ρομαντικές φωτογραφίες του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου στο ΦΒ .
Πόσο ανάλγητος τελικά είναι ο αριστερός για την εξουσία .


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Waziri wa ulinzi aliyeapishwa Alhamisi kuwa rais wa baraza la mpito la kijeshi Ahmed Awadh Auf amejiuzulu wadhifa huo jana(12.04.2019) na nafasi yake kuchukuliwa na Jenerali Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdulrahman.

Awadh Auf ametangaza hatua hiyo siku moja baada ya mapinduzi ya kijeshi yaliyomuondoa madarakani rais al-Bashir na yeye kushika hatamu.

Kwenye hotuba yake ya kujiuzulu, iliyorushwa kwenye televisheni Awadh Auf alisema anaachia wadhifa huo kwa maslahi ya taifa na kwa kuwa taifa hilo lina watu wazuri na jeshi la kuaminika. 

Amesema ana imani kwamba makundi hayo mawili yatafanya kazi pamoja. Auf ambaye anakabiliwa na vikwazo kutokana na ushiriki wake kwenye mauaji hayo alikuwa akikabiliwa na shinikizo la kimataifa akitakiwa kuanzisha serikali ya mpito ya kiraia.

Mapema jana, jeshi liliwahakikishia raia kwamba halina mpango wa kuongoza kwa muda mrefu.