This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Spray-foam insulation is gaining popularity these days, and for good reason. Not only does it offer lots of R-value per inch, but it also air-seals the house. I’ve been building custom homes in North Carolina for more than 20 years, and I’ve been using spray-foam insulation for the past four. These days, all my projects get 8 in. to 12 in. of foam under the roof deck, and I often use foam to insulate walls and crawlspaces as well.Prepping for the spray-foam crew is now just another part of the building process, but it took some time and a lot of stained shingles and concrete for me to figure out the learning curve. Along the way, I discovered that the first hurdle in using spray-foam insulation might just be working with the building inspector. Venting, fire safety, and building officials The first time I insulated an attic with spray foam, the building inspector asked me to supply a letter from my structural engineer stating that the roof framing was strong enough to support the weight of the foam. That might have been the most extreme case of an inspector being misinformed about the properties and benefits of spray-foam insulation, but it wasn’t an isolated case.Code officials in my area value ventilation in attics and crawlspaces so much that they have a hard time with the thought of sealing these areas with foam. So if I’m planning to spray the underside of a roof deck or a crawlspace, I talk to the building inspector during the permitting process to make sure he’s OK with not venting either space.The most common speed bump I run into during these conversations involves roof venting and shingle warranties. If the spray-foam insulation will void the…
To develop an idea into a business, incubation seems to be the new industry “normal.” There are thousands of incubators worldwide and each year that number is continuing to grow. There are private, public and corporate incubators, many with a distinct focus on local economies, global, communities, or a specific vertical.At this point, it sounds like variations of ice cream. Over 9,000 flavors, all around the world. If there’s incubation happening, it’s because there is a demand from companies, and because the companies that incubate probably accelerate beyond their competition.Incubators originated in New York during the late 1950s as co-working spaces offering affordable office space and shared resources to local entrepreneurs. As they evolved, incubators began providing mentor advice in the mid-1980s. By the mid-2000s we saw explosive growth when a new wave of incubators including 500 Startups, Techstars, Y Combinator all provided access to exclusive networks and investors.Combined with crowdfunding, incubation is now seen as the royal path towards venture capital investment. Going down this path will provide you with a cheaper and faster route to a successful round of financing.All is sound and clear. Or is it?Let’s take a step back and start with what it mean to “incubate.” To incubate means “to cause or aid the development of an idea.” Notice, that a company’s stage is not mentioned in the definition. More recently there has been a pushback on joining incubators due to a feeling to late-stage for them. But as entrepreneurs, we always need support and to be incubating what we do. Incubation plays a significant role in the developmental success of our companies.Now back to the why. Over 90% of startups will fail to make it past their first round of financing or being able to generate revenue. Only 10% have a chance to survive beyond and push forward on developing a company; a chance, not a guarantee. Today ninety percent is high, but we can see that number decline as more entrepreneurs take advantage of programs like incubators.But to do so as entrepreneurs, you need to be aware of the drawbacks with current structures of incubation programs.#1: PaceTraditional incubation programs today can be long and drawn out, lasting anywhere from 4-12+ months. During that time you’re left on your own with little action in between. This duration provides a disservice to the entrepreneurs involved by not helping them quickly validate their idea early enough so that decisions can be to more forward or pivot to another direction. Instead, this crawling pace encourages slow company growth and development leading towards a higher likelihood of failure.#2: AttentionMost incubation programs today work with a cohort size of 50-100+ startups. This is in part due to the nature of how they generate revenue (yes, they’re a business too) have to bet on a large number of startups to ensure they see a profitable return. Which means you become a number. Sadly, this is a structure built for fast winners, and everyone else falls between leaving you on your own, little personal support, or being given a helping hand.#3. NetworkThis is what most entrepreneurs fail to truly capitalize on while a part of an incubator program today. Good programs survive and thrive on their strong networks of mentors and investors who each have given their time and resources for support. But most programs fail to help entrepreneurs understand the network’s value and entrepreneurs fail to capitalize and to build meaningful relationships with those inside the network. This leads to a higher chance of failure because when trouble arises entrepreneurs look back for attention from their program or hesitate on a pivot and take instead are on the path of a slow death.Introducing the Alpha incubator programNow almost forty years after the first incubator launch, we enter the fourth wave of incubators with a new program that is truly supportive and begins to stack the deck back in favor of entrepreneurs. Welcome the ReadWrite Labs Alpha program.The Alpha program is built with the sole purpose of providing the initial support to entrepreneurs who are getting started, a little stuck on their next step or looking to enter the San Francisco / Silicon Valley ecosystem. Alpha’s focus is on Internet of Things (IoT) startups and provides office space in downtown San Francisco along with access to an exclusive global network of mentors, investors and corporate partners. The program is three months in duration for $2,000 USD and has been designed with data from working with over 100 top global IoT startups. No matter your stage, if you’re looking for support or growing your network strategically–and you want to be at the center of the action–join Alpha today. Kyle Ellicott How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#featured#incubation#Internet of Things#IoT#ReadWrite#startups#top Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…
Bonus: Avid Podcasts 6. Moviola – Digital Filmmakers Podcast Terry Curren and Philip Hodgetts bring their not-politically-correct opinions on Avid, Adobe, Apple, post production, production, distribution and pretty much anything they want to talk about. Terry Curren is the founder of AlphaDogs a post production company in Burbank, California and Philip Hodgets is an international man of mystery with an opinion on everything, and he’s not afraid to share it. The duo make a great ying & yang when exploring the zen of post production. Ron Small interviews commercial directors and creatives in an effort to demystify commercial production. This is a very unique take on commercial production, Ron Small is a production Mgr. / Director at Sway productions, so his background and experience takes you up close with some very creative people. You will never watch a commercial the same way again after listening 1. That Post Show 10. The Terrance & Philip Show A weekly in-depth conversation with digital filmmakers covering topics related to pre-production, production, and post. They talk workflows, HD, 3D, Stereography, Final Cut, Avid, Compositing, plus much more! Past guests include industry leaders such as Kevin P McAuliffe, Scott Simmons, Larry Jordan, Philip Hodgetts and Oliver Peters. 2. The Digital Convergence Podcast 3. The RC Podcast No longer in production but there are 38 episodes full of timeless and valuable tips and information from a seasoned editor. Shane Ross is a broadcast television editor who has edit shows for Discovery, History Channel, and more. He shares his experiences and insights from…the edit bay. Update: Shane Ross tells me that the podcast is just on a long hiatus. He plans on picking it up again. This is great news for video editors. 7. SpotCast Avid dishes up several podcasts as a service to their professional video editing user base. The Avid Media Composer podcast focuses on tips, tricks and tutorials for working in their popular video editing app. Avid Rough Cut podcast features interviews with industry leaders who share their experiences and tips for success. Both podcasts are great resources for the new Avid user or the seasoned pro looking to sharpen their skills. 4. The VFX Show 9. The Edit Bay The original podcast from Fxguide. It here where founders, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour, and Jeff Heusser talk about anything and everything related to post-production, VFX, and software. This podcast brings you the movers and shakers in the visual effects industry with discussions with ILM, Rhythm & Hues, & Digital Domain. The podcast also explores industry news at NAB, Siggraph, and IBC. 8. The Cutting Room The RC podcast is one of several podcasts hosted and produced at FXguide.com. The RC was originally the Red Centre Podcast, which focused on production using the RED cameras. VFX notable Mike Seymour is the host and is joined by Jason Wingrove, Tom Gleeson, John Montgomery, and Jeff Heusser. The RC is the perfect high-end camera tech podcast. Everything from the latest in RED gear, to ARRI, and even the Canon Cinema line can be heard here. Podcasts are a great way to learn about video production, post & editing, filmmaking, hardware & software… so listen up!Recently, I have started to listen to video production and post podcasts during my daily commute because I became tired of the same old radio playlists. So I jumped on iTunes and sifted through the plethora of options and started sampling each one.I was happy to find many podcasts focusing on video production, that not only explored the tech, but also the art. These podcasts, in my opinion, provide a great mix of information and entertainment. Now, on to the list…the best podcasts for video production: A labor of love for host Carl Olsen. His regular podcast crew employs the talents of Chris Fenwick, and Mitch Aunger of Planet 5D.com. Carl started the podcast to further his own knowledge of the ever changing world of filmmaking and production. The convergence of photography and video through advances in DSLR technology have helped fuel his passion which shows in his conversations in this podcast. This podcast caters towards the DSLR user who is making that transition into video production, but still enjoyable for those experienced in production A roundtable discussion with industry experts about the art and science of video, film and post production. The host is Kanen Flowers, who is joined by Zack Arnold, Mike J Nichols, Paul del Vecchio, Patrick Johnson, Scott Simmons, Steve Cohen, and Paul Zadie. The show will also talk to leading software representatives from Autodesk, Adobe, and Avid about new release when they debut. Listening to this podcast is akin to hanging out at the local pub and talking shop. The comments are real, true, and honest. The Art of the Guillotine podcast. If you are an editor and you don’t know Art of the Guillotine, then you really need to check out the site. It has load of information and links to everything post-production. The podcasts although short, and always leave you wanting more, are filled with good content and interviews. 5. The FXPodcast The 2nd podcast from FXguide. The VFX Show breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly, from Hollywoods biggest blockbusters. Some of the leading talent in VFX (Matt Leonard, Jason Diamond, Mark Christiansen, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson) join Mike Seymour and give their take on the ever amazing world of visual effects. Who else better to critique the effects in a film than the artist themselves.
The foyer of California Theatre in Southern San Jose is chock-a-block with an eclectic assortment of people. Everyone from college going students and middle-aged professionals to retired movie buffs is gathered on this unusually hot March afternoon with just one wish in mind- To see, hear, meet and experience the phenomenon that is Sir Ben Kingsley. From his academy award winning performance in Gandhi to the maniacal but riveting act in Sexy Beast; from the heart wrenchingly fascinating feat in House of Sand and Fog to the almost unbelievably hum-orous role in Thunderbirds, Sir Ben Kingsley covers and colors the entire acting spectrum with his inimitable characterizations.In town to receive the Maverick spirit award at the Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, he talked to the press before the award ceremony and during the event thereafter.If like the millions who thought that Kingsley’s resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi was uncanny in the film Gandhi, there might just be a justifiable reason for it. Not many know that Ben Kingsley is of half-Indian descent. The son of an Indian (Gujarati) physician Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji and British-Russian actress and fashion model Anna Lyna Mary Bhanji he was Krishna Bhanji until he changed his name to Ben Kingsley.Born and raised in Yorkshire, England; Kingsley changed his name when he decided to act in films. “Interestingly it was my father who advised me to change my name as he believed that a British name would help me become more successful in films” says Kingsley adjusting his average frame in the seemingly uncomfortable chair. “It’s a rather amusing name. While Krishna is the name of a Hindu God, Bhanji is typically a Muslim surname” he elucidates. Suddenly he laughs out and says, “The irony is that I changed my name from Krishna Bhanji to Ben Kingsley in order to play Mohandas Gandhi!”The laugh continues when he narrates an anecdote from his early days. “During a particular audition while I was patiently waiting for my turn the receptionist called out for one ‘Christina Blanche.’ It suddenly occurred to me that she was hreferring to me (Krishna Bhanji). She destroyed all traces of my beautiful name!” he says laughing out aloud.It was for an audition for a Shakespearian play that he had changed his name. When he auditioned for the role as Krishna Bhanji, he was rejected. He drove down twenty kilometers down the road to take the same audition test with his brand new name and he was accepted. “That must have been a lucky coincidence!” he says now recalling the days when each role meant a long struggle.He must have been asked this question an umpteen number of times. But he still answers it with child-like enthusiasm. “The entire experience of making Gandhi was beyond compare” he says with a happy and contented expression on his face.There are reports of him living a life akin to the Mahatma while he prepared for the role, which he impatiently declines. “Forget spinning the Charkha (cotton spinning wheel that the Mahatma used to spun cloth out of cotton) and doing Yoga.”He continues, “It was serious business to get everything right the first time. I worked like a mad man on this film. I held the most extraordinary conversations with Richard Attenborough, in my mind one of the most intelligent film makers of our time. I rehearsed over and over again to get my speech and voice to the level where I could even remotely sound like the Mahatma himself.”After hours of listening sessions and practice when I handed over a recording to Richard and he heard it, he came running to me and said, “This can’t be you. You just sound so incredibly like him.”In 1984, Kingsley won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording for the album The Words of Gandhi. His reverence for the character that he played shines through when he says with a gentle smile, “Gandhi was the noblest, most intelligent and benign character that I ever played.”“And Dan Logan in Sexy Beast was the most damaged character Iever played” he finishes with a wicked smile. “I just had the time of my life during Sexy Beast. I brought life to the character of Dan Logan by exploring the rage of an unloved child.”While his chameleon like personality is limited to the screen, his mood fluctuates from contemplative to confident in seconds. While his eccentric comments send the audiences into a hearty laugh, his insightful comments evoke spontaneous acknowledgement and adoration.“While the camera catches the integrity of moments beautifully, acting on the stage gives you instant gratification in form of spontaneous feedback” he answers when asked about his preferred medium- the stage or movies.“The camera is allergic to acting” he says smiling knowingly. “The camera likes to see behavior. When I am in front of the camera doing a scene that requires me to be heart broken, I actually feel the shock and grief in my system from inside.” he adds.While the camera and the stage both entice this versatile actor, his choice of a preferred genre is clear. “Comedy” he says with a definitive nod. “It’s exhilarating and as the clichéd saying goes, it is the hardest one. In comedy, you learn to live and survive through your wits” he explains.While Kingsley’s string of excellent performances spans the entire gamut from comedy to serious cinema, the actor maintains that his preparation for every role is always the same. “I combine active curiosity with recognition of the character” he says, explaining further. “I memorize the lines and begin to collect and hunt for characteristics of my character everywhere.”Kingsley also feels that his co-actors contribute a lot to his performances. He cites the example of his co-actor Roshan Seth, who played Jawaharlal Nehru in Gandhi. “When I worked with Roshan, I felt the love that he had for me from deep within. Nehru loved Gandhi with all his heart and Roshan successfully displayed that in this movie” he says adding, “Even today, when I see Roshan in Gandhi I say to myself that here is an actor who loved me!”“Rohini Hattangadi who played my wife in Gandhi actually became my wife!” he says with a grin. “Even before the shooting for the movie began, we had our first fight at a pre-movie party. It so happened that we had walked in together and then when I saw some friends I drifted with them to another corner and was engrossed in talk when Rohini burst out from nowhere and complained that I had left her alone in the party!” he says laughing out aloud.His uncanny ability to sound like Rohini Hattangadi or Steven Spielberg sent the audience into an uproarious laughter.Suddenly the eccentricity takes over and he digresses. Talking about the time when he was knighted (2001), Kingsley says, “For the British, the motto is: Others must fail. They just don’t care. If I am sitting in a restaurant in London and someone recognizes me they wouldn’t care to come and talk. They would be dying from the inside to talk but NO!” he says with a huge smile.Kingsley narrates that he was sitting at a hotel in Beverly Hills when he received a letter from Tony Blair informing him of the Queen’s wish of knighting him and that he was thrilled. “That was the time when I realized that the British do have a way to enthuse you!” he says with a thoughtful and at the same time naughty smile.He is visibly thrilled when asked about the production company that he patronizes- The Playbox Theatre. “Playbox Theatre is a theatre for everyone, yet, at its heart it is for young artists and a younger audience.Over 1,000 young people work with us weekly and audiences of 50,000 and upwards see our work at home and on tour annually. It is central to our philosophy to keep prices low, within the ‘pocket money’ range of young people” he informs while adding that both his sons are actively on the acting and production scene at Playbox Theatre.This person is clearly a performer at heart. He looks amused when asked what he did when he was not acting. With a perplexed look on his face he says, “When I am not acting, I think about the time when I was or will be acting!” he says with a smile. “No seriously, this is what I do best. This is what I was born to do” he says with conviction while recalling how he almost became a rock star.In 1966 Kingsley made his London stage debut as the narrator of A Smashing Day, produced by Beatles manager Brian Epstein. He wrote the music, sang and played the guitar for the production, and Epstein was so overwhelmed by his performance that he offered him a recording contract.“I would have got lost in the world of rock n roll. I am glad I chose this profession” Kingsley says with a chuckle.Then suddenly out of the blue he says, “Now to answer your question about what I do when I am not acting-I cook, tend to my garden, talk long walks, swim, listen to music, read, meet friends and my children.”While his busy schedule keeps shoving him in different time zones, a break means days away from routine, days spend in nourishing the body and soul in good company.Sir Kingsley is most proud about his role in House of Sand and Fog while his roles in Hamlet and Gandhi were the most challenging for him as an actor.The conversation continues and Kingsley maintains a comfortable and easy flow throughout; peppering the dialogue with his witty comments and inimitable sense of humor.The two hours seem to have passed in a haze and as the curtains fall the audience gets ready to watch a special documentary on Kingsley’s work over the past few decades. The screen is filled with a single image of Kingsley in Gandhi, his expressions showing both the pain and resilience of the character. The eyes are magnetic, drawing one into their infinite space.Next in line are his academy award nominated performances in Bugsy and the seven Oscar award winner Schindler’s list followed by Searching for Bobby Fischer, a film on the chess champion; Death of a Maiden, Sexy Beast and House of Sand and Fog.As Kingsley readies himself to accept the Maverick spirit award, he takes the microphone and says, “I was shaking and trembling when I saw all those movie clips. I wonder how much emotional energy I have left now to do cinema.”His modest statement draws an impromptu round of applause from the audience and while Sir Kingsley takes a bow, the background music starts sounding familiar.The soulful notes of Vaishnava Jana, Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite song, fill the auditorium and from the distance I can see Kingsley’s eyes getting nostalgic about the film that he admits, “Sharpened my perceptions of life.”As Sir Kingsley’s exits the auditorium, his hands are folded in a Namaste, the ultimate symbol of love and humility, something that he so truly personifies. Kinglsey FilmographyHouse of Sand & Fog (2003) Tuck Everlasting (2002)Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)Sexy Beast (2001)The Triumph of Love (2001)Rules of Engagement (2000)What Planet Are You From? (2000)Alice in Wonderland (1999)Parting Shots (1999)The Confession (1999)Crime and Punishment (1998)Photographing Fairies (1997)The Assignment (1997)Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)Moses (7-Apr-1996)Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (1996)Species (1995)Death and the Maiden (1994)Dave (1993)Schindler’s List (1993)Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)Sneakers (1992)Bugsy (1991)Slipstream (1989)Pascali’s Island (1988)Without a Clue (1988)Maurice (1987)Turtle Diary (1985)Betrayal (1983)Gandhi (1982)Fear Is the Key (1972) Related Items
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FILE PHOTO – PBA IMAGESTanduay needed a lucky break in the end to survive Marinerong Pilipino, 76-74, for its second win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.After draining the game-tying undergoal stab with 3.1 seconds to go, John Lopez went from hero to zero for the Skippers as he was whistled for a technical foul, leading to a go-ahead freebie, 75-74, by Lester Alvarez.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Bummer buddies: Roomies Fowler, Thomas fizzle at US Open It was a tough defeat for Marinerong Pilipino, who battled back from an early nine-point deficit, 21-12, and lost a 56-50 advantage at the start of the fourth period.Achie Iñigo topped the Skippers (1-2) with 14 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, while Julian Sargent got 10 markers, four boards, and two dimes.The scores:TANDUAY 76 – Alvarez 15, Eguilos 10, Palma 9, Vigil 9, Terso 8, Santos 6, Tambeling 6, Varilla 6, Taganas 4, Sollano 2, Gaco 1.MARINERONG PILIPINO 74 – Iñigo 14, Sargent 10, Marata 9, Lopez 8, Isip 7, Javillonar 7, Moralde 7, Alabanza 5, Javelona 5, Gumaru 2, Nicholls 0, Publico 0.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Dave Moralde was then forced to foul Jaymo Eguilos, who only mustered a split as the Rhum Masters eked out the tight victory.“I hope we can play better but I’ll take the two-point win anytime. Maybe, we also need these kinds of games,” said Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson, as Tanduay scored back-to-back wins and improved to 2-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlvarez carried the load for the Rhum Masters with 15 points and two assists, while Eguilos chipped in 10 markers and seven boards.Louie Vigil and Emil Palma both had nine points in the win. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Quarters: 23-17, 41-39, 55-59, 76-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Argentina, who beat Bosnia 2-0 in a November friendly without Messi, have an average defence compared with to their attacking riches.Argentina embark on an expected breeze through World Cup Group F on Sunday against a talented if inexperienced Bosnia side playing in the finals for the first time.The sides meet at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro where Lionel Messi’s side, boasting one of the world’s best attacks, will be hoping to return for the final on July 13 in search of their nation’s third world title.Messi scored his 38th Argentina goal in last week’s warmup win over Slovenia, opponents chosen specifically with Bosnia in mind. Full coverage: FIFA World Cup 2014 The Argentina captain will see it as a good omen as he looks to break a World Cup scoring hoodoo dating back to his 2006 debut in Germany and a goalless 2010 finals in South Africa.Messi appears in good shape and mood going into the tournament after a mixed season with hamstring problems and fewer goals than usual with a mere three for Argentina compared with the 13 he notched between June 2012 and June 2013.Argentina, who beat Bosnia 2-0 in a November friendly without Messi thanks to two Sergio Aguero goals, have an average defence compared with to their attacking riches but midfielder Fernando Gago said the key to success would be balance and playing as an 11-man unit.”We know that in the final quarter few teams can play at the speed of Angel (Di Maria), Kun (Aguero), Leo (Messi)… The precision they have at such speed marks the difference,” Gago told reporters.advertisement”From my position I have to help them to ensure they get clean ball and give balance to the rear, you can’t cut the team (in half),” he told the sports daily Ole.”You need the 11 to attack and the 11 to defend… The forwards have to have high precision and sometimes withdraw to break out in quick counters.”Dzeko roleStriker Gonzalo Higuain, the other member of Argentina’s “Fab Four” strike force, played the first half of Thursday’s practice for the reserves in a role coach Alejandro Sabella expects Bosnia danger man Edin Dzeko to play.With Higuain having recovered from a left ankle problem, Argentina should be at full strength against Bosnia in a group which also contains Nigeria and Iran.Bosnia coach Safet Susic, known for his penchant for attacking football, is likely to deploy a more conservative formation against Argentina with top scorer Dzeko as the lone striker operating in front of a five-man midfield.Having qualified for their first major tournament as an independent nation, Bosnia could not have asked for a tougher first appearance on the biggest stage.”We are up against the group favorites and a team whose ambition is to go all the way but nonetheless, we have high hopes of getting something from this game and going through to the last 16,” Susic said.The magnitude of the task has left Susic pondering how to use versatile midfielder Muhamed Besic, whose designated role was to man-mark Messi.Susuc hinted he was prepared to make a tactical U-turn.”It’s a dilemma but I now think it would be counterproductive to sacrifice a player of Besic’s fitness and ability just to man-mark Messi although he would be ideal for that role,” he said.”Messi will probably enjoy plenty of freedom but we need to have someone near him every time he gets the ball.”
Rodgers hails Leicester supporters after Spurs winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers hailed the supporters for the atmosphere they created during Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium.The Foxes fell behind on 29 minutes when Harry Kane converted, despite Wilfred Ndidi having a goal disallowed by VAR early on.Serge Aurier also had a strike ruled out in the second period, and that provided City with the boost they needed, as Ricardo Pereira levelled on 69 minutes.Inspired by the equaliser, James Maddison went on to score a stunning winner to send the Foxes second in the Premier League standings.“It was a great game,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “There was real emotion in the stadium and when I think of Leicester, that’s the type of game I think about – that intensity, that aggression.“The crowd was amazing for us and I thought we played very, very well and deserved the three points. [It was] action-packed, but it was a very, very good team performance.“We needed to start the game with that intensity, and I think the crowd then sense our appetite and our aggression in the game. Then, of course, different things happen in the game.“We had a goal disallowed and they then get in front. I thought the players then, in the second half, showed a really good resilience and focus and of course, they had a goal then disallowed as well.“But our reaction to get back into the game… we changed system in the game to try and be even more aggressive in attack, and it worked well for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Department of Community Services is creating opportunities for eligible income assistance recipients to get the education they need for a brighter future. Community Services Minister Judy Streatch announced today, Oct. 26, a new pilot program called Career Seek which will allow income assistance clients to attend university or a post-secondary education program of more than two years and still receive benefits from the income assistance program. “An education can be the key to success for individuals. We are empowering people to achieve their full potential by supporting income assistance recipients as they pursue a post-secondary education,” said Ms. Streatch. “Our investment is creating opportunities for the people we serve to become more self-sufficient and financially independent, and demonstrates our commitment to a vibrant future for Nova Scotia.” Individuals who have received income assistance for 12 months and have identified a post-secondary education as part of their employment plan, are eligible to apply for Career Seek. Over the next four years, 50 individuals each year will have an opportunity to participate in this program. The first participants could start their programs as early as January 2007. Career Seek participants who have been accepted into a post-secondary program are required to explore all funding options including student assistance, scholarships, bursaries and any other sources of income available to them. Program assistance will depend on an identified gap between an individuals resources and current income assistance rates. “Increasing access to university and post-secondary education programs of more than two years by enabling the continuation of benefits from the income assistance program, is a welcome step forward,” said Stephanie Hunter, co-ordinator, Feminists for Just and Equitable Public Policy. “Career Seek will help with the extra financial pressures a post-secondary education can bring by providing assistance to address any gaps in resources and for other special needs like child care, pharmacare and transportation.” Community Services employment counsellors will work with participants throughout the Career Seek program. Prior to applying for Career Seek, individuals complete a career assessment to identify post secondary programs that meet their goals and provide marketable skills needed in the labour market. At the end of each semester, participants will review their transcripts with their employment councillor to ensure they are meeting their goals. Community Services offers a wide range of programs and services to help individuals achieve greater self sufficiency, including literacy and academic upgrading, and specialized skills training. Community Services also helps individuals attend programs of up to two years at the Nova Scotia Community College. Other government programs like student assistance are also available to help low-income individuals pursue a post secondary education. “We’ve been talking with community and student leaders, and we agree that an education is a key factor in helping people achieve their full potential,” said Ms. Streatch. “Many sectors in Nova Scotia are in need of educated and skilled workers. Career Seek will help income assistance recipients get the education they need to increase their employment options and address the need for more skilled workers.” According to the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, Maritime graduates earned 44 per cent more, and first-degree holders 23 per cent more, five years after graduation than other working Canadians with a high school diploma. Since 1998-99, the number of people receiving income assistance has declined from 42,000 to about 30,000. Each year, up to 10,000 individuals participate in employment support programs. Last year, Community Services helped about 3,100 income assistance recipients return to the work force. For more information about Career Seek, please contact the Community Services office nearest you, or see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms .
Offenders will have more opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others, helping them get their own lives back. Justice Minister Ross Landry announced today, July 18, that Working on Our Futures (WOOF), a program where offenders help get dogs ready for families wanting to adopt, is being extended for another year. Work will also start on Re-Cycle, a new bicycle recycling program that helps give bikes to low-income children. “We want to make our communities as safe as possible. To do this, we must provide offenders with an opportunity to become contributing members of society,” said Mr. Landry. “Programs like WOOF and Re-Cycle enable offenders to help kids and families and give offenders real skills. They help offenders integrate back into their communities, and in some cases, become more employable. “Now that Nova Scotians have helped with the hard work of balancing the budget, we are able to consider new, innovative programs like this that benefit families, kids and communities.” Last December, the province partnered with the Nova Scotia SPCA to pilot the WOOF program at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility. Since then, the program has trained 11 correctional officers and one captain, worked with 12 offenders, and prepared over 70 puppies for adoption. “Initial evaluation of the program has been very positive,” said Capt. John Landry, Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility. “The staff at the facility report improved offender behaviour and reduced tension in the day rooms where the program is held which is a win-win for the offenders, the staff and the puppies.” “This program is a great example of government and not-for-profit working together to find progressive solutions for our communities,” said Sandra Flemming, provincial animal care director. “Training our puppies to become adoptable relieves pressure on our SPCA shelters and ensures the dogs find good homes.” Following the success of the WOOF program, Re-Cycle will be developed and will run out of the Cape Breton Correctional Facility. The correctional facility will work with police agencies across the province to collect lost, stolen or unclaimed bicycles, and the public will be able to donate unwanted bicycles, which the offenders will then repair. “We are very pleased to work with government on this innovative program,” said Sgt. Tom Ripley, Cape Breton Regional Police and executive director of the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities. “To be able to play a role in getting bicycles into the hands of children is something organizations across the island will be very happy about.” The province will work with community groups to assist with the collection and distribution of the bicycles, and training will begin for staff and offenders on bicycle repair. “We have worked closely with the police over the years to reach a common goal – to serve our community and ensure those in need are provided for,” said Shaun Butler, program manager of Cape Breton-Victoria District Office Child Welfare. “Providing bicycles to children who otherwise could not afford one is a perfect example of how we can do just that.” Re-Cycle is modeled after programs in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia and will require a one-time start-up cost of $40,000 to cover retrofitting a work station, purchasing of tools and equipment and staff training.
New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday visited the National Police Memorial here and paid tributes to over 34,000 policemen who laid down their lives while serving the nation. Shah said India is secured because of the supreme sacrifice of the police martyrs. “I visited the National Police Memorial this morning and paid tributes to our martyrs of the central and state police forces, who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty,” he tweeted, after visiting the memorial located in the capital’s Chanakyapuri area. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist The home minister said he was overwhelmed after visiting the memorial which was erected as a mark of respect to over 34,000 policemen who sacrificed their lives protecting the nation. “I salute their valour and courage. A grateful nation is indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice. I pay my utmost respects to those martyrs and their families,” he said. Shah also said the visit gave him more inspiration and energy to serve the nation. Later, he visited the national police museum located at the basement in the complex. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Officials explained to him various exhibits depicting police history, valour and achievements made in different theatres across the country. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Director of the Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain accompanied Shah. The National Police Memorial, a 30-foot-tall and 238-tonne black granite structure, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21 last year on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day.
Several members of the Feeding America Entertainment Council are stepping up and speaking out against hunger by taking part in a video call-to-action.Video: Speak Out Against Hunger: Hunger Action Month 2012The celebrities include multifaceted entertainer Nick Cannon, television personality Samantha Harris, registered dietitian and Cooking Channel host Ellie Krieger, Food Network and talk show star Rachael Ray, actress and television host Alison Sweeney, and music mogul and entrepreneur 50 Cent.These six hunger-relief advocates recorded a montage video which joins their words into on unified message: together, we can speak out against hunger.The video is part of Feeding America’s efforts to promote Hunger Action Month which began September 1. Advocates from across the country have joined Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to Speak Out Against Hunger this September. As recently reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 50 million people in the United States, or 14.9% of Americans, are struggling with hunger.There are several ways to help raise awareness this month to help shine a light on the 1 in 6 Americans facing hunger: Watch the celebrity montage video and share it in your social spaces, like Facebook and Twitter Like your local food bank and Feeding America on Facebook Donate your Facebook status to hunger Go Orange and update your Facebook and Twitter avatar to show your support of hunger-relief Share a hunger fact with your friends Send a postcard to your local elected official and speak up for national nutrition programs Volunteer at your local food bankTo learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.hungeractionmonth.org. SOURCE: http://feedingamerica.org/press-room/press-releases/celebrity-video-hunger-action-month.aspx
Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Arrow returns for its eighth and final season on October 15 in its new Tuesday 9/8c time period on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Beth Schwartz, Sarah Schechter and Jill Blankenship, with Marc Guggenheim as a consulting producer. Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Advertisement Advertisement With the reappearance of The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) in the season seven finale of Arrow, there’s no doubt that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Team Arrow will be facing a “crisis” unlike anything they’ve previously faced before. Cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television’s hit DC series elaborated on what’s in store for the future in Arrow’s final season Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 20.Following last season’s introduction of next-gen vigilantes Mia Smoak and Connor Hawke, Comic-Con fans were excited to learn of John Diggle’s other son, John Diggle, Jr., to be played by new series regular Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll). Diggle, Jr. — known as J.J. — is the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson). We meet J.J. in the future as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor.Barnett joins previously announced new series regulars Katherine McNamara, Joseph David-Jones and Ben Lewis as Mia Smoak, Connor Hawke and Oliver Queen’s adopted son, William Clayton, respectively. Barnett most recently starred alongside Natasha Lyonne in the Netflix series Russian Doll, as well as Tales of the City, the return of the seminal book and television series from Armistead Maupin. Also known for his roles on Chicago Fire, Secrets and Lies and Valor, the Juilliard graduate hails from Florida. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
HALIFAX — Ottawa will spend $186 million upgrading and maintaining underwater sensors for the Royal Canadian Navy’s frigates.National Defence said in a news release Friday that global defence giant General Dynamics has been given two contracts that will involve the employment of about 120 people. It said the “majority of this work will occur in Canada.”The Halifax-class frigates use sonar to detect, locate and track surface and sub-surface threats through the continuous monitoring and collection of information.The $186 million contracts include acquisition and upgrade for the first six Halifax-class frigates, totalling $103 million, and in-service support, which would potentially cost $83 million for up to 23 years.The contracts include options to upgrade all 12 Halifax-class frigates, which would bring the acquisition portion to $170 million.The first installation of the upgraded underwater warfare suite is expected to be completed in 2021 and operational in 2022.“Threat detection is critical to initiate rapid defence countermeasures that protect our sailors and our ships,” Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in a statement.The Canadian Press
Operation Transport, which was launched on Tuesday, will be carried out in Abidjan, the country’s economic capital, the mission’s spokesperson, Hamadoun Touré, told a news conference yesterday. “The aim of Operation Transport is to reinforce the mobility and capacity of the Independent Electoral Commission with regard to the implementation and monitoring of identification,” he explained.He added that UNOCI would also participate in the transportation of identification equipment in the interior of the country in Toulepleu, Soubré, Zouan-Hounien and Danané. The identification and registration processes were launched in mid-September in preparation for the elections that were slated for 30 November in the country, which is rebuilding after years of conflict.However, the polls have now been delayed again for the third time since the signing of the north-south peace pact last year.The Ouagadougou Agreement – signed in neighbouring Burkina Faso 18 months ago between the Government, which controlled the south, and the rebel Forces Nouvelles, which held the north – called for a number of measures to resolve the crisis that first divided the country in 2002. They included creating a new transitional government; organizing free and fair presidential elections; merging the Forces Nouvelles and the national defence and security forces; dismantling the militias and disarming ex-combatants; and replacing the so-called zone of confidence separating north and south with a green line to be monitored by UNOCI. Mr. Touré said that UNOCI would continue with its support for the identification and voter registration operation until its successful conclusion and the holding of the elections.He stressed that the international community would continue its support, “but it does need a precise timetable in order to justify its intervention and make it more efficient.” 14 November 2008The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is making taxis available to transport staff and equipment involved in the identification and voter registration process in preparation the West African nation’s elections, which have recently been postponed for a third time.
The mother is of African descent and said circumcision is part of her family’s culture.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“It was already taking too long,” she said, remembering how quick the procedure had been for her older son eight years earlier. “I could hear the baby crying so much.”She said Dr. Owen Miller, the physician they understood was going to perform the circumcision, came into the waiting area and was apologetic.“He came out and he said, ‘There’s a problem. We have to call the ambulance,”‘ the mother recalled.The lawsuit adds, “After the botched surgery, Miller informed the plaintiff (mother) that his intern performed the surgery.”The mother said she broke down and couldn’t control her crying.“Someone just told me he was performing some practice on my baby, that’s what it sounded like,” she said. “I couldn’t even talk.”We just want to know if our son’s going to be OKLawyer Kolade Oladokun, who’s representing the mother, said any damages awarded in the suit could help pay for future cosmetic surgery for the boy.The boy’s father said the family doesn’t care about money.“We just want to know if our son’s going to be OK,” he said.None of the allegations has been proven in court.In an email, Miller declined to comment, but in a statement of defence filed with the court he denies acting negligently.“At the close of the procedure, it was noted that a small piece of the glans of the infant’s penis (tip) had been removed with the foreskin,” the statement reads.“Immediate steps were undertaken to treat the wound and arrangements made to transfer the infant to specialists at Regina General Hospital for further treatment.” Canadian pediatricians’ objection to circumcising babies ‘at odds with the evidence,’ new study argues Ontario newborn bleeds to death after family doctor persuades parents to get him circumcised ‘Intactivist’ mom who took son into hiding to save his foreskin sobs in court as she signs consent for circumcision Iceland says bill banning circumcision, a potential first for Europe, is not ‘against religion’ Miller is a longtime doctor who specializes in family medicine and has no previous disciplinary history listed on the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons website.The mother said her baby bled for hours and wailed in pain while he was in the emergency room.Photographs taken by the woman show the infant lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to machines and a tube to carry urine.She said a surgeon informed them he was too young to have the severed tip re-attached.Dr. Todd Sorokan, a pediatrician based in British Columbia, said circumcision remains a relatively common procedure in Canada, with between ten to 30 per cent of babies having it done.Saskatchewan has seen an average of about 430 circumcisions performed annually out of medical necessity in recent years. Non-medically necessary circumcisions aren’t insured by the province, so those numbers aren’t tracked.Last year, a doctor in Regina was fined more than $10,000 for not dealing appropriately with complications arising from a circumcision done in 2014.I just hope this doesn’t get to that point where the boy is feeling less of himselfSorokan said it’s a straightforward procedure where minor bleeding can occur, but that’s estimated to happen in only one to two cases out of 100.“It’s certainly not a good result to trim part of the glans penis (tip) along with the foreskin,” he said. “I’m happy to hear that the family went and got urgent attention.”The boy’s next followup appointment is in September. His penis is mostly functional, but is disfigured, said his mother.“It’s healed up, but it doesn’t look normal.”The mother kept the severed part of her son’s penis and stored in the freezer, she said, in case he someday has questions about his body.“I just hope this doesn’t get to that point where the boy is feeling less of himself,” she said. “We don’t know.” Victoria East Medical Clinic is pictured in Regina, Sask., on Sunday August 18, 2019. Mark Taylor / The Canadian Press REGINA — A Regina mother has filed a lawsuit alleging negligence after the tip of her baby’s penis was severed during a circumcision.In an interview, the woman says she and her husband are worried about their son’s self-esteem as he grows up.The circumcision happened last November when the boy was nine-days old. The mother has filed a statement of claim against the doctor, his business, and an unidentified intern she believes did the procedure.The woman, whom The Canadian Press is not naming to protect the identity of the child, said she and her husband took their newborn to the Victoria East Medical Clinic in Regina for the procedure.
Mr. Roed-Larsen met on Tuesday with senior members of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and the country’s Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, according to a UN spokesman. The envoy also spoke by phone with several Palestinian officials. In addition, Mr. Roed-Larsen represented the UN at a meeting of the “Quartet,” which brings together the UN, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States. Washington’s envoy Gen. Anthony Zinni also attended. “This was the latest in a series of intense and continuing discussion among the members of the Quartet,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York. In subsequent remarks to the press, Mr. Roed-Larsen said during those talks he had addressed the growing tension along the Blue Line between Lebanon and Israel. The envoy also emphasized that the Security Council had confirmed Israel’s withdrawal from all occupied lands in southern Lebanon, and that all parties must fully respect the Blue Line.Mr. Roed-Larsen said the Palestinian-Israeli military crisis grew out of feelings by both parties that their very existence was under threat. On the humanitarian side, he appealed to the Israeli Government to ensure that relief agencies had full of access to populations in need. He also called on the donor community to ensure that humanitarian agencies, particularly the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), had adequate funding. Meanwhile, in New York, the Security Council scheduled separate private meetings with Israel’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Yehuda Lancry, and the Permanent Observer for Palestine, Nasser Al-Kidwa. In addition, Council members held their monthly working lunch with the Secretary-General, who briefed members on his recent trip to the Arab League Summit in Beirut. They also discussed the general situation in the Middle East, according to a UN spokesman.Late on Monday afternoon, the Council met in consultations to discuss a request from the Arab Group to hold an urgent public meeting on the Middle East.
Saying the desperate refugees are “caught between a rock and a hard place,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported this development after a “protection team” returned from a visit to the frontier area between Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, which had been out of reach in recent weeks.At one small frontier post at Nero village – west of the southern Ivoirian town of Tabou – an estimated 50 to 60 civilians were crossing back into Côte d’Ivoire each day. UNHCR said those on the move are a mixture of Ivoirian civilians, Liberian refugees who fled the Ivoirian crisis in recent months, and guest workers from Mali and Burkina Faso.Liberian border officials told the UN agency that in recent days, several hundred civilians had passed through the frontier checkpoint, and that similar numbers were crossing at other border posts into southern Côte d’Ivoire. UNHCR has also been trying to verify reports that a group of some 2,000 people in eastern Liberia could be heading towards the border opposite Tabou.Recent arrivals in Côte d’Ivoire said they decided to return because of a breakdown of law and order and widespread food shortages in Liberia, according to UNHCR. The agency’s team interviewed one 26-year-old Liberian refugee who had just made the gruelling, three-day journey to Côte d’Ivoire on foot with only wild bananas to share with her four-year old daughter, because, she said, “there is no food to be had anywhere in Liberia.”But the situation is hardly better in Côte d’Ivoire, where the UN refugee agency has been negotiating for the relocation of the remaining 35,000 Liberian refugees to alternative sites within Côte d’Ivoire or in the region. Some of those refugees – including children – have been exposed to recruitment as fighters by both the rebels and government forces.Although UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies have withdrawn the majority of their staff following an upsurge of fighting along the frontier, discussions are ongoing with the Liberian Government on ways to reach the desperate populations. Meanwhile, a new rebel movement, reportedly calling itself the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), is staging a fierce battle in Ganta, near the Guinean border, which has displaced thousands of civilians, including Liberians, Ivoirians and other West Africans.
“In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers – VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including Eddie Brock!”VENOM #1(W): Donny Cates (P): Ryan Stegman (I): JP Mayer (CA): Frank Martin (L): Clayton CowlesThis may not be the best comparison, but I’ll make it anyway. Even in the same Marvel universe, I’ve always seen Venom as the Punisher-esque version of the Spiderverse. If you think about it, it’s slightly true. Venom “kind of” protects the innocents and tries to do away with the evil. Punisher does as well. Both of them have some inner demons they need to get sorted through, and both of them carry a psychological strain that pushes them forward but also holds them back. However, Venom takes this more of a hit with a strange alien entity corrupting his human circuits. Vemon #1 doesn’t reinvent the character but glorifies whats already there into a gritty treasure trove on the New York streets that everyone will devour.via MarvelDonny Cates is just what Venom needed to give it a boost in the right direction. Coates writing in Eddie Brock and the Other (aka the symbiotes) point of view is nothing short of brilliant. The way that Cates brings together who Brock became to what he’s going through now is something that old and new readers will be able to enjoy. I’m not a big fan of Peter Parker. I’m a big fan of every other spider and one for Venom as well. With Venom #1, Cates brings you up to speed very quickly of what he’s going through. He brings you up to date with how his mind is riddled with the thoughts of the symbiote weaving inside of him. He doesn’t retcon Eddie, but he moves his story in another direction that allows him to fight what inside of him.The psychological part of where the symbol ends and Brock begins is one of the fascinating parts of the book. Cates lets Brock give us his thoughts and take on what’s happening. Not fully expressing it in words, but in thoughts as he tries to filter everything else that’s underneath the surface. He also does the same thing with the symbiote. He lets us hear what the symbiote is thinking, but also him talking to Brock and the evil thoughts as well.via MarvelWe see that close bond that the both of them have. The risk Brock is willing to take for some quiet. When one of them is out of whack, both of them are out of whack. Cates creates this chaos of the mind that spills onto the page. They work together in sync until one of them takes over. After that, all bets are off. Cates psychological take on these two is a refreshing and introduces a lesson about where monster and man meet.Ryan Stegman’s art is disgusting beautiful yet harshly fantastic. All of these are different words put together, but once you see his art in Venom #1, it will make perfect goddamn sense. Something that is outstanding within Venom #1 is Stegman’s character design, for Eddie, Venom and the threat looming over them. It’s Stegman brings us that muscle beefcake of Eddie Brock. He doesn’t skip on the about of big that he is and that’s what makes his designs perfect. He brings out devesting yet delicious details in his pencils amped and brought to more in-depth detail by JP Mayer. For Stegman and Mayer, these two work together for some massively brutal art that doesn’t let you down or stop. Every page they create together keeps the action going until you have no more left to devour then you’ll be waiting for the next issue to capture you once again.via MarvelFrank Martin’s colors set a mood of chaos and destruction, but also the feeling of being lost and slightly scared. He further brings out what Stegman and Mayers accomplish with their pencils and inks. He burns through reds, orangs, and black. Setting the streets and underground of NYC a blaze with blood, fire, and symbiote mixing in harmony. Martin keeps his colors dark, leaving you with a feeling of dreadful hopelessness of whats coming in the dark. He also anticipation with whats about to come from that darkness. He combines the emotional journey of Cate’s script with Stegman and Mayer’s pencils and inks to give us something gritty, but tough and vintage.With Clayton Cowles’ lettering, you can feel it vibrate and hit you. I love when letterers can make me cringe when hearing the songs within the panel. Cowles does this spectacularly, every hit, every smash can be heard and felt. The sound effect has variation that ebbs and flows, shifts and swirls to match the action in the panel. The placement back and forth between Eddie’s thoughts to the Other is perfectly placed to allows readers to weave through their thoughts together and apart. Cowles’ does an unbelievable job in balancing the art with the script to give us placements that click.Venom #1 continues the story of one of the most badass characters to ever grace the Spider-verse. Venom #1 is a psychological thriller that won’t allow you to turn away. Venom #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.5/9/18 Releases – In addition to Venom #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Southern Bastards #20 by Jason Aaron (W), Jason Latour (A) Image ComicsIsola #2 by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl (W), Karl Kerschl (A), MSASSYK (C), Aditya Bidikar (L) Image ComicsJim Henson’s Fraggle Rock #1 by Jared Cullum (W, A, CA) BOOM! StudiosExiles #3 by Saladin Ahmed (W), Javier Rodriguez (A), David Marquez (CA) Marvel ComicsHawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol.3: Family Reunion by Kelly Thompson (W), Leonardo Romero, Jordie BellaireAngelic Vol 1: Heirs and Graces by Simon Spurrier (W), Casper Wijngaard (A) Image ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on target
Stigma: the invisible barrier The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is investigating the legality of multiple offshore betting sites using web addresses from the Cocos Islands, an Australian territory located 3,000 kilometers from Perth in the Indian Ocean.As reported by Australia’s ABC, the sites – which offer an array of casino gaming and sports betting options – are actually located in Europe and the Caribbean but use the Cocos Islands’ unique internet country code. Load More RelatedPosts “Only a matter of time before online gambling becomes legal in Australia” Australian Senate inquiry into gambling links from video game “loot boxes” begins today Of primary concern for the ACMA is whether the unlicensed sites are offering their services to Australians, an offence under the government’s recently tightened Interactive Gambling Act (IGA).“When deciding if a site should be investigated, the ACMA considers a number of factors, including whether the service being provided may be a prohibited or unlicensed service … and whether it may have an Australian-customer link,” an ACMA spokesman told the ABC.Monash University gambling law expert Dr Charles Livingstone said there was no doubt the sites were breaking Australian law.“The avowed purpose of the IGA is to protect Australians from less well-regulated gambling sites and to prohibit non-wagering gambling being available online,” he said. “Using a web address of an Australian territory to offer online gambling services is an offence, unless the provider is registered in an Australian jurisdiction.”An online cryptocurrency casino based in Central America but using a Christmas Island domain was investigated and ordered to relocate by the ACMA earlier this year.