Mike Myers on his new book Canada and his relationship with his

first_imgAt his home in New York, Canadian comedy star Mike Myers has a map of North America on the wall so his three young children can learn about his roots.“Each state is its own colour and Canada is just this pink blob,” he says. “I’ve taken to, as best I can, draw the provinces on with a magic marker and go, ‘This is where dad is from.’”Despite having lived outside of Canada for 33 years, the 53-year-old Toronto native says he thinks about the country “every day,” has referenced it in his work, and often travels here to visit his mother and brothers. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement So when Penguin Random House asked if he’d like to write a book on his relationship with his home and native land to commemorate its 150th birthday, he thought: “I guess in a weird way, I’ve sort of been writing a book for 53 years, collecting thoughts and whatnot.”“Canada,” on shelves now, is a treasure trove of all things Canuck as Myers documents his life and offers humorous and thoughtful reflections on the country — from its history to its pop culture and unique brands.Growing up in the Toronto suburbs of North York and Scarborough, as the youngest of three boys with English parents, Myers writes that he loved soccer, the Toronto Maple Leafs, heavy metal and punk music.Myers went on to act in commercials and a couple of Canadian TV series, including “The Littlest Hobo,” before getting his start in standup and improv comedy.It was while at Second City Toronto that he got a call from fellow Canadian Lorne Michaels to be a featured performer and writer on “Saturday Night Live.” There, he introduced viewers to his “Wayne’s World” character Wayne Campbell, a rock lover with a distinctly Canadian accent that Myers couldn’t shake.“Kevin Nealon used to make fun of me all the time,” says Myers. “Every sentence started with ‘In Canada?’ and always ended with ‘Sorry.’ He had an impression of me for two years. I didn’t know he had it and I busted him on it. I was like, ‘God, have I been reduced to, ‘In Canada? Sorry.’“People accuse me of, ‘You really enjoy being Canadian?’ I said, ‘Why not? Why shouldn’t I enjoy being Canadian? What’s not to enjoy?’”Myers has gone on to inject Canadian-isms into several of his projects over the years, including the “Wayne’s World” movies as well as his “Austin Powers” characters.“I did on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as well,” he says. “It was just something that you can’t help.“Canada has shaped me and, as I say in the book, I’d be nowhere without it.”Living outside of Canada, Myers says he’s come to realize the country has a sense of morbidity that’s reflected in films like the bus-crash drama “The Sweet Hereafter” and in names of organizations like the War Amps, the Grey Cup and the Hospital for Sick Children.“I was like, ‘Yeah, War Amps,’” he says, recalling a conversation with an American, “and it was like, ‘You mean amputees?’ ‘Oh wow, yeah, I never really thought about it.’”Myers also writes how Canada has struggled with its identity and self-image over the years.“I think Canadians really know who they are. They may not know why we are,” he says.But he’s hopeful that will change under the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“This election to me was very heartening that I think we may have found why we are, which is we’re a collection of progressive ideals,” says Myers, who can next be seen in the film “Terminal.”“That’s why I’m so hopeful with Prime Minister Trudeau, the junior, as I was a fan of Pierre Trudeau during that period of time from ’67 to ’76.”Myers met Trudeau in March at the White House state dinner and says he feels he can “continue the eloquence, continue to elevate the conversation” in the tradition of his father.“We are poised to be the future,” says Myers, “a high literacy rate, low crime rate, just a collective understanding of inclusion.“Hopefully he’ll continue to level the playing field so that the strivers in Canada, the people that need to make and innovate — should you be a working person or whatever, your situation is made less relevant and your acumen, talent, innovation more relevant.”Myers says he would “love” to do a documentary based on the book. And he’d “happily” move back to Canada some day, but not while his children are still young and in school.For now, he has his map — and his accent — to inform little Spike, Sunday and Paulina about his Canadian heritage.“Spike will make fun of my accent, which is hilarious because he has a little bit of a New York accent,” says Myers. “He’ll talk about, ‘Yeah, I love the Mutant Ninja Turtles, they live in the soo-wah.’”“It is funny, though, because all the kids shows, like ‘PAW Patrol,’ were all voiced in Canada. So it’s like, ‘We got to get to the lookout,’” adds Myers, putting on a thick Canadian accent.“I said, ‘That’s how dada talks.’”WRITTEN BY Victoria Ahearn Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

CWC SLPP form alliance to govern 11 LG bodies in Nuwara Eliya

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have formed an alliance to govern 11 Local Government (LG) bodies in the Nuwara Eliya district.CWC leader Arumugam Thondaman and SLPP Parliamentarian C. B. Rathnayake paraded the streets in Nuwara Eliya today following the announcement that they will be working together. (Colombo Gazette)

UN and EC kick off 681 million humanitarian plan for conflictridden DRC

At a ministerial conference convened by the UN and EC and hosted by the Government of Belgium, Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said, “We must end this tyranny of silence. We can, we must, do more to alleviate such extreme suffering. Now is the time to act.”Through a video message, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said every penny of the $681 million 2006 Democratic Republic of the Congo Humanitarian Action Plan is “desperately needed.”“We are talking about a country where 1,200 people die in silence every day from the lingering effects of war,” said Mr. Annan, who was meeting with U.S. President Bush in Washington D.C. “During six years of armed conflict, almost four million people perished. That makes it the deadliest conflict since World War Two.”Adding that the years of conflict have affected nearly all of the country’s 60 million citizens, Mr. Annan said the Action Plan is an ambitious strategy to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of the Congolese people. If successful, it also can help usher in stability after the elections scheduled for this summer.In December, about 25 million Congolese registered to vote and endorsed a Constitution that paved the way for the country’s first free elections in more than four decades. The referendum was the giant African nation’s first democratic ballot since 1965.“These people have demonstrated their faith in the future,” Mr. Annan said. “But their faith must be backed by tangible support. The Action Plan before you today offers that support.”The product of intensive work by all humanitarian players in the DRC, the 2006 Action Plan wraps together more than 330 projects with a price tag of $681 million (€571 million). It envelopes a strategy to satisfy people’s urgent life-saving needs as well as targeted programmes that go past 12 months and aim to speed recovery and reduce poverty after the elections.It addresses a wide range of the Congolese people’s needs: food security, health, reintegration, protection, HIV/AIDS, coordination, education, water and sanitation, shelter, mine action and gender.As a result of sustained conflict, more than 1.6 million people remain displaced and just under 1.7 million recently returned persons are starting to rebuild their homes and livelihoods. In the troubled eastern provinces, however, killings, abductions and sexual assaults go on and access to some areas remains daunting for relief workers.Louis Michel, European Union Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, said there are few places on the planet where the gap between humanitarian needs and available resources is so large. “But there are also few places in the world where peace and stability can so dramatically reverse this situation,” Mr. Michel added. read more

Bernanke says US economy still needs help from Feds low interest rate

Bernanke says US economy still needs help from Fed’s low interest rate policies WASHINGTON – Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the U.S. economy still needs help from the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policies.Bernanke told the National Bureau of Economic Research that because unemployment remains high and inflation is below the Fed’s target, the policies are still necessary. He also said the economy is being held back by higher taxes and federal spending cuts.“If you put all of that together, you can only conclude that highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future is what is needed for the U.S. economy,” Bernanke said.Stock index futures rose as Bernanke spoke. The Standard & Poor’s index futures were up eight points, or 0.5 per cent, at 1,656 as of 5:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time — shortly after Bernanke wrapped up his remarks.Bernanke’s comments were his latest effort to stress that the Fed will continue to stimulate the economy, even after it begins to slow $85-billion-a-month in bond purchases that have kept long-term interest rates down.The Fed plans to keep its investment holdings constant to avoid causing long-term rates to rise too quickly. It also plans to keep short-term rates at record lows at least until unemployment slides to 6.5 per cent.And Bernanke has said 6.5 per cent unemployment is a threshold, not a trigger: The Fed might decide to keep its benchmark short-term rate near zero even after unemployment falls that low.Unemployment is currently 7.6 per cent.On Wednesday, Bernanke didn’t signal any changes in the bond-buying program. But Bernanke defended recent comments he made after the Fed’s June meeting.At his June 19 news conference, Bernanke said the Fed would likely slow its bond purchases later this year and end them around mid-2014 if the economy continued to strengthen. Stocks and bonds plunged in the days after his remarks. Some critics said the Fed bungled its communications strategy.Bernanke asked his audience to consider what might have happened if the Fed had given no signals on when the bond buying might be curtailed. He said that might have led to an increase in risk-taking on the part of investors “reflecting an expectation for an infinite” program of bond purchases.“Explaining what we are doing may have avoided a much more difficult situation at another time,” he said.Bernanke also did not provide any clues on his own future. Many expect he will leave when his current term ends in January.When asked about his legacy, he said others would certainly judge his handling of the 2008 financial crisis. He also said the Fed, under his leadership, has made significant strides in providing the public with more information on how the central bank operates.___Associated Press writer Tracee Herbaugh contributed to this report from Cambridge, Mass. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2013 4:32 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Womens Volleyball Ohio State sweeps Maryland in the first Big Ten game

Members of the Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrate after scoring against LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 2, 2016. OSU won, 3-0. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Multimedia EditorThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team (8-4, 1-0 Big Ten) swept the Maryland Terrapins, 3-0, securing its first Big Ten victory this season on Wednesday. The Buckeyes won 25-20, 25-16 and 25-16, respectively.With a total of 44 kills, five blocks and a .364 hitting percentage, the Buckeyes played well enough to ensure the Terrapins would not take away the home win from them.Ohio State head coach Geoff Carlston was proud of how his team played and how they used their strengths to start off strong in the conference.“Maryland is a very good team and we were the aggressors on every facet of (the match),” Carlston said. “Defensively we were great and we passed the ball really well.”The Buckeyes and the Terrapins were both determined to take the first set as they started off the game with nine lead changes and 12 tied scores. Although Maryland delivered four solid blocks, it was not enough to top the Buckeyes’ 16 kills, 11 assists and 11 digs in the first set en route to Ohio State’s 25-20 victory.The Buckeyes did not slow down in the second set as they started with a 5-1 score. The Terrapins upped their game with six blocks from their defensive line, but the Buckeyes fought back with 28 kills, nine of them coming from outside hitter Luisa Schirmer. Ohio State played no different in the third set as the team quickly racked up points. With a 16-10 lead, the Buckeyes called a timeout and seemed to gain more momentum coming out of the break. Maryland’s 19 errors further helped the Buckeyes win the match, claiming their first Big Ten win.Outside hitter Ashley Wenz contributed 10 kills total to the match. Despite playing well, Wenz praised setter Taylor Hughes for how she played the game.“I think [Hughes] played a really smart game,” Wenz said. “She was putting up really nice balls, making smart decisions, getting us split blocks.”Carlston has seen improvement in the team since the start of the season, but believes there is always a way to get better. “I think our leadership is really starting to step up,” Carlston said. “[With a win] you get consistency, build confidence, and we just got to roll up our sleeves and keep getting dirty with what we’re doing and working hard.”The Buckeyes will be heading to West Lafayette, Indiana, on Saturday to play No. 13 Purdue for their second conference match of the season.Wenz said the past few wins has helped build the confidence the Buckeyes need to go up against Purdue this weekend.“Being able to provide our own energy will be the biggest part of it for us,” Wenz said.Carlston has faith that his team will play well on Saturday after its performance against Maryland.“Every match is going to be a battle, but I think this team will be good on the road, so I’m excited to get out there and play,” Carlston said. read more

I dont understand why Labour is taking all the hits in government

first_imgPAT RABBITTE has admitted his frustration that Labour is attracting a disproportionate amount of the blame from the public about the performance of the government.In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Rabbitte said he was “concerned” that voters seemed prepared to punish Labour to vent their anger at the country’s direction, while Fine Gael’s share of the vote continue to hold up.“I understand that people are suffering from austerity fatigue. I understand that perfectly well,” he said.“I don’t understand quite so well why the Labour Party should take all the hits. I don’t understand that.”Opinion polls last weekend suggested Labour would command 11 per cent of the vote if a general election was to be held, down from the 19 per cent it won in 2011 – while Fine Gael, which holds twice as many Dáil and cabinet seats, would still manage 26 per cent, down from 36 per cent at the last election.Rabbitte recalled remarks from his predecessor as Labour leader, Dick Spring, who was the last Labour leader before Eamon Gilmore to lead the party in government during the ‘Rainbow Coalition’ in 1994-1997.Spring had said his party “had 9 per cent of the vote, and 90 per cent of the blame,” Rabbitte said.The communications minister said, however, that Labour’s own parliamentary representatives were satisfied with their performance in power – saying they had recorded “a number of important achievements in this government”.“The Labour parliamentary party has demonstrated considerable maturity in affirming the stance that we are going to perform for five years in government, in the hope and in the conviction that there will be an economic upturn and we will have rescued the country from the perilous condition in which it was when we came in,” he said.Asked if he believed any more Labour TDs might resign the party whip over some of the policies they were asked to support, Rabbitte quipped:Predictions are very difficult, especially if they’re about the future. So you can never say never.However, the Dublin South-West TD paid tribute to his first-time colleagues who he said had recognised that people had voted for Labour in big numbers, in some areas which had not historically been Labour strongholds.“There was never a vote in the 100-year history of the Labour Party such as in 2011, and the deputies interpreted that as being a vote for government and to do things in government. They’re staying the course,” he said.Rabbitte also remarked that it was “very odd” that Colm Keaveney had been so keen to remain on as chairman of the Labour Party while being outside its parliamentary ranks, but said the fact he was permitted to stay on was “a defect in our constitution rather than a defect in Colm Keaveney”.Brendan Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enoughlast_img read more

SPOILERS 328 WWE Superstars taping from Brooklyn

first_img Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Google+ Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Facebook Could Sebastian Vettel Retire? Pinterest The following was taped on Monday night in Brooklyn, New York.Wrestleview.com’s Mike Tedesco passed along this live report.3/28 WWE Superstars tapings:* Jack Swagger def. Tyler Breeze.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCould Sebastian Vettel Retire?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Twitter U.S. Open champ picks Jennifer Lawrence to play her Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Godzilla puppets are invading YouTube

first_img 50 Photos 1 More Godzilla New weekly YouTube webseries called Gojiban shows the cute side of Godzilla and other Japanese movie monsters. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET This year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie reminded us all about the destructive nature of Godzilla and his fellow monsters, but a new puppet series gives fans the softer side of the famous kaiju creatures.A new weekly webseries called Gojiban debuted on Toho’s official Godzilla YouTube channel on Aug. 9.The adorable series features puppet versions of Godzilla and his offspring Godzilla Junior and Minilla, performed by the puppet theater group Atelier Koganemushi. 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Other Godzilla monsters make cameos including the character Hedorah teaching a young Hedorah baby the ways of the world.Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. movie characters Mothra and Mothra’s offspring Hanako and Taro are featured in the series’ art, which might mean they will show up in an upcoming episode.webseries3The YouTube webseries Gojiban also features other Godzilla movie monsters like Mothra and Hedorah. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET There is also a short dance segment at the end with two human twin girls who could represent the famous Mothra’s twin fairies — known as the Shobijin — from the Godzilla movies.Here’s hoping more monsters like Mechagodzilla, Rodan, Gigan, and King Ghidorah also make an appearance in puppet form in future episodes.New episodes of Gojiban will air on the official Godzilla YouTube channel every Friday. TV and Movies Target YouTube The first episode features Godzilla teaching Godzilla Junior and Minilla monster skills like roaring and aiming their atomic fire breath at targets. While Junior’s is a star student, Minilla needs a bit of help.They also really like to snack on fruit after a long day of training. Who knew Godzilla loves grapes? ‘Shin Godzilla’ is the ‘Dunkirk’ of Godzilla movies ‘Godzilla’ in 8-bit: A beast of a retro good time Giant straw Godzilla statue stands guard over Japanese town Share your voice Comment Tagslast_img read more

Shun Khaledaminus formula BNP tells govt

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP on Thursday urged the government to stop a ‘plot’ to eliminate its chairperson Khaleda Zia from politics though a ‘minus-formula’ in the name of parole, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said their chairperson wants to walk out of jail on bail as the cases in which she was convicted are bailable.”A widespread propaganda is on over parole. The current regime is hatching a far-reaching plot to make a political gain after putting our leader’s (Khaleda’s) life at stake,” he said.Rizvi said there is no point of hatching a conspiracy to remove Khaleda from politics.”Let the law take its own course without creating any obstacle to granting her (Khaleda) bail. Our leader will be freed on bail through a normal legal process if the illegal interference in court proceedings is stopped,” he said pointing at the prime minister.Rizvi alleged that some pro-government newspapers are carrying out false campaign over Khaleda’s release on parole.”Speculations are there that the intelligence agencies are involved with the media propaganda. The ruling party has resorted to cunning politics to make its mission on parole a success,” the BNP leader said. He alleged that some media have been running news without any source about Khaleda Zia’s release on parole to go abroad. “Even, they’re mentioning the specific date of her departure. But, BNP has no knowledge about it. Our leader wants to be freed on bail through a normal legal process.”Rizvi claimed that their chairperson is seriously ill as she cannot move her hands and legs. “She has not been given proper treatment. Doctors said her diabetes is still not under control.”He bemoaned that media outlets are playing a silent role over Khaleda’s illness.The BNP leader said their chairperson wants to receive treatment at a specialised hospital of her choice.last_img read more

Research At A Local Cemetery Can Help It Become A Texas Landmark

first_imgAl OrtizThe Mueschke Cemetery is located in Spring and its oldest grave dates back to 1875.Close to the intersection of the always busy FM 1960 and Humble-Westfield Road, about 25 miles north of Houston, lies the Mueschke Cemetery.The oldest graves found here date back to the late 1870s.A few years ago the association that manages the cemetery asked Lone Star College for help to preserve it and that sparked a research project to find unmarked graves.In April, the researchers hit a milestone by confirming the location of two unmarked burial sites.Lone Star Honors College former student president Janet Flores was the main researcher of the team working at Mueschke.“Not only are we finding unmarked graves, but we’re also showing how important it is not only to the association, but to community members to future people who might want to come look for their ancestors,” Flores notes.Azie Aziz was another member of the team. At the time of the research she was working on a PhD at the University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Her role was to use what is known as a Ground Penetrating Radar to help find the graves.Aziz and the rest of the team were excited when they located the burial site of James Culven Poland, a 12 year old boy who died in 1926. The other burial site the research team located was that of James West. His grave dates back to 1875 and it is the oldest at the cemetery.“It’s very emotional when they ask me to place the marker at James Culven Poland. So, I think it has an emotional feeling to me and it’s also important to me because that ends my studies, my PhD studies,” Aziz says.The Mueschke Cemetery Association hopes the research will help them obtain a designation as a Historic Texas Cemetery.Rebecca Stone, the association’s secretary, says the designation would be important because Mueschke is one of the few remaining landmarks of Westfield, a railroad town that thrived in the 19th century and was later absorbed by Houston’s expansion.“The cemetery is the history of Westfield and there isn’t a Westfield, Texas, anymore,” Stone adds, “There is a Westfield branch of the Post Office, but there isn’t a city or a community of Westfield anymore.” To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen 00:00 /02:20 Sharelast_img read more

Fall Features To Watch Before Thanksgiving

first_imgSo there you have it! A few fall specials to get you salivating all over yourself before that deep, rich aroma of turkey cooking in the oven wafts through your home. Maybe even make some of these your playlist throughout Thanksgiving Day! Just don’t upset Uncle Joe by switching the game on him because you want to watch your cartoons. Happy Holidays!    Photo courtesy of ToonZoneOver the Garden Wall (Watch on: Cartoon Network or Hulu)This is quite possibly my favorite from the list. Over the Garden Wall is a gorgeous animated piece from Adventure Time and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack’s Patrick McHale. But don’t expect colorful oddities and flatulence jokes within this mini-series. Over the Garden Wall is a love letter to early 1900 seasonal postcards. I know that doesn’t sound thrilling, but the art depicted on these postcards were full of imagination and wonder. Pumpkins with human bodies singing and dancing with little elf children and woodland creatures. To help bring these images to life, McHale called upon Elijah Wood and Collin Dean to voice our two main characters, Wirt and Greg. The story starts with both boys lost in the woods. We do not know why or how they got there (just like classic fairy tales Snow White and Hansel & Gretel), but it sets the tone for a truly wonderful piece of early Americana. Expect harvest folklore and ghost stories of old. There could be deeper meanings lying deep within the mini-series, but I’ll let you look into that one yourself. Be forewarned, a song about potatoes and molasses is sure to be stuck in your noggin days after watching, and that my friends, is a rock fact. All the skeletons have been taken down, and the Jack o’lanterns have rotted away for the year. After binge-watching Stranger Things, Season 2 and your favorite horror features all fall long, it’s easy to want to jump right into the holiday and winter classics. But I am here to remind you that there a select few films and animated specials that are perfect for this time of year. Best of all, these picks can be watched with the whole family. So sit back, grab your favorite flannel blanket and a warm cup of cocoa as I run down the five best fall features to watch before the holidays! Photo Courtesy of Bloody DisgustingThe Addams Family Values(Watch on: Hulu)This Thanksgiving film is probably the most unique of them all. Never before has a sequel to a film based on a classic television series (still with me?) lived up to its predecessor like Values has. Some folks I feel watch it even more than the first, simply because of the Camp Chippewa story-line. In most film franchises with an already established cast, adding a new child into the mix can spell disaster. Luckily little Pubert Addams is only 30% of this film, while Joan Cusack and the camp scenes fill the rest. It’s off to Camp Chippewa for Pugsley & Wednesday who have been sent away by their new nanny. These two hellions adapting to normal children and camp counselors Gary Granger and Becky-Martin Granger is honestly the gravy on the turkey for this film. What they do to their Thanksgiving play almost tops the bloodbath in the last films auditorium performance. In this final Addams Family film, the true meaning of Thanksgiving is brought to light in the most glorious way. Leave it to Wednesday Addams to deliver pure horror, while at the same time educating these oh so basic flesh bags on what really occurred near Plymouth Rock. This film is pure Halloween on Thanksgiving and I love it… to death!  Photo courtesy of Bob’s Burgers WikiBob’s Burgers: Turkey in a Can (S:04 E:05)(Watch on: Hulu)The Simpson’s may be the classic animated series to go to when it comes to Halloween specials. But it’s Bob’s Burgers that dominates Thanksgiving with its specials year after year. But I think we can all agree that the episode titled “Turkey in a can” beats them all. Bob is over the families (and Gale) zanny traditions that tend to ruin all his past Thanksgiving dinners. He forbids any shenanigans to go on under his roof and pleads with the family to just love the turkey this year. Obviously, Bob does not get what he wants and his Turkeys keep ending up in the toilet. Who is sabotaging Thanksgiving in the Belcher home?! And what’s the deal with the guy at the meat market? Sadly this episode builds up a lackluster credit song between Linda & Gale. I recommend the credit sequence from the first Thanksgiving special “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal” instead to put a pep in your holiday step!center_img Photo Courtesy of Paramount PicturesPlanes, Trains & Automobiles(Watch on: Starz)The classic that coined the phrase, “Those aren’t pillows!!!” Talk about a film full of laughs that equal out the amount of heartwarming moments. Planes, Trains & Automobiles is a Thanksgiving classic for the ages. For folks who have been living under a rock, the film stars Steve Martin, a marketing executive just looking to get home for the holidays. To “help” him through this process, Martin is teamed up with comedy alum, John Candy. The two trip, fall and smash their way across the sloshy cold roads of America in one of the funniest anti-buddy films of our time. I revisited this one recently and the heartstrings get tugged early on from Candy’s performance. Comedies these days follow a standard formula to build up the sentimental moments. P,T&A reminds you that it’s important to build the emotion early on, that way the adventure and laughs are that much more enjoyable throughout. This classic is up there with Young Frankenstein with constant repeatable laughs.  Photo Courtesy of PlaybuzzA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Watch on: ABC)This 1973 animated feature airs each year, but I feel it does not get as much love as It’s the Great Pumpkin and A Charlie Brown Christmas. This year you should take another look at this Charles Schulz classic. Charlie Brown has been going from zero to hero since the Xmas special. Peppermint Patty intrudes on Chuck and invites herself and all their friends over to his house for Thanksgiving dinner. Only Charlie Brown is going away for dinner. This is when Linus the wise reminds Charlie Brown that he can serve one dinner early, then attend the other. Can ol’ blockhead pull this off in time to appease his savage friends? This special also includes music by the always wonderful Vince Guaraldi Qunitet. This is the first time we hear Vince sing on a track in any Peanuts holiday special. For that alone, it’s worth a rewatch! 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Guy Kawasaki No Secret Sauce for Tech Success

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Mobile apps. Social media tools. Newfangled gadgets. You name it and someone’s building or engineering it.With an increasingly low barrier to entry and the potential for big money, the idea of starting a company in the technology business can be tempting — or daunting. With so much potential for wild success or utter failure, what’s an aspiring entrepreneur to do?We asked Guy Kawasaki, a co-founder of Alltop, a managing director at VC firm Garage Technology Ventures, author and former chief evangelist at Apple. In an email interview, we discussed what’s helped him succeed in the tech business and how others can find their own success.What follows is an edited version of our exchange: Related: Three Lessons a Serial Tech Entrepreneur Learned from Bill Gates Entrepreneur: Looking back, what was the one thing that helped the most in breaking through in the highly competitive technology business?Kawasaki: Nepotism. My college roommate hired me. There’s a lesson here, though: It doesn’t matter how you get your job. What matters is what you do with the opportunity.Entrepreneur: What’s the secret sauce to being successful in tech today?Kawasaki: There is only hard work and luck, which are really two sides of the same coin. The search for a secret sauce is a futile waste of time. Create something, sell it, make it better, sell it some more and then create something that obsoletes what you used to make.Entrepreneur: Who is your tech hero?Kawasaki: There are people I admire such as Steve Wozniak, but I don’t “worship” anyone. If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.Entrepreneur: When did you know you’d made the leap from small-time to big-time? What changed?Kawasaki: I don’t consider myself “big-time.” I merely consider myself a father, and one role of a father is to provide financial resources for his family. My writing, speaking, advising and investing are all means to this end. Entrepreneur: What helps you stay ahead of the game in tech?Kawasaki: I’m not sure that I am ahead of the game. I do have a peripatetic and active intellectual curiosity. If nothing else, that’s good for finding stuff to post on Google+ and Facebook.Entrepreneur: What’s your best advice for entrepreneurs looking to succeed in tech?Kawasaki: Create a prototype and get it to market as soon as you can. Ignore the naysayers. Revise fast.Related: Mark Cuban’s 12 Rules for Startups min read June 1, 2012 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more December 18, 2009 – The integration of enterprise-wide image management systems with PACS is becoming increasingly prevalent and plays an important role in creating a unified, interoperable image exchange across hospital departments and to the referring physicians. A new image acquisition and management software, Captera, supports advanced capabilities, accessible via a touch-screen-capable image acquisition and management software and its Clarity PACS version 2.0.The enterprise-level PACS, which will be released to the public in 2010, includes features such as fully DICOM compatible hanging protocols, fully DICOM structured reporting tools and extensive administration and configuration tools to customize the system for optimal productivity. Clarity Elements is a feature within the Clarity PACS designed to complete the PACS environment without any third-party software to bridge the EMR with PACS. Clarity Elements DICOM importer can be purchased as a standalone solution and can import DICOM or nonstandard documents and send them to Clarity PACS, allowing reconciliation of imported patient information with the Clarity archive. Clarity RACR, a remote access and configuration tool, allows the manufacturer to remotely configure and monitor the health of each Clarity PACS system installed. The software is configured to auto-monitor the system prior to deploying it. It is monitored around the clock, informing iCRco support staff of any problems. In many cases, the company said problems are fixed before customers realize they exist. iCRco also recently introduced iClarity, an iPhone image viewing application. With this application, a radiologist can configure an existing Clarity PACS to mirror the archive on an iPhone. This allows the radiologist to see the patient list and studies waiting to be read to decide whether the patient needs immediate attention. This first version of iClarity features search and sort options, zoom, pan and window level functions. iClarity will be available at the iTunes store in the first quarter or 2010 with additional annotation tools and reporting functions.For more information: www.icrcompany.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | December 17, 2009 Enterprise Level PACS Builds Bridge to EMR News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more last_img read more

NKorea says South US are within its missile range

first_img Sponsored Stories Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korean studies professor based in Seoul, said that in the latest case, the North had no choice but to respond to South Korea’s extended missile range but is unlikely to launch a provocation, as it is waiting for the results of U.S. and South Korean presidential elections.Under the new deal with the U.S., South Korea will be able to possess ballistic missiles with a range of up to 800 kilometers (500 miles). South Korea will continue to limit the payload to 500 kilograms for ballistic missiles with an 800-kilometer range, but it will be able to use heavier payloads for missiles with shorter ranges.A previous 2001 accord with Washington had barred South Korea from deploying ballistic missiles with a range of more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) and a payload of more than 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) because of concerns about a regional arms race.The Korean Peninsula remains officially at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. The U.S. stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea as deterrence against possible aggression from North Korea.___Associated Press writers Eric Talmadge in Tokyo and Matthew Pennington in Washington contributed to this report. In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, an unidentified spokesman at the powerful National Defense Commission said the North will bolster its military preparedness.“We do not hide … the strategic rocket forces are keeping within the scope of strike not only the bases of the puppet forces and the U.S. imperialist aggression forces’ bases in the inviolable land of Korea but also Japan, Guam and the U.S. mainland,” the spokesman said.South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday it had no official comment on the North’s statement, but Seoul and Washington have repeatedly said they have no intention of attacking North Korea.In Washington, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told a news conference that North Korea would achieve nothing through threats and provocations. She declined to say whether the continental U.S. was within the North’s missile range.She said South Korea’s missile ranges and capabilities have not changed since 2001, while North has been clearly working on its own. She said the recent agreement with the South on missiles was defensive in nature.North Korean long-range rockets are believed to have a range of up to about 6,700 kilometers (4,160 miles), putting parts of Alaska within reach, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project But the North’s spotty record in test launches raises doubts about whether it is truly capable of an attack.Pyongyang shocked Japan in 1998 when it sent a rocket over Japan’s main island and into the Pacific. That also alarmed Washington because about 50,000 U.S. troops are deployed in Japan and their bases could be within the North’s range. Tokyo and Washington have since intensified their ballistic missile defenses.But the North’s most recent rocket launch, in April, ended in humiliating failure shortly after liftoff. North Korea said it was trying to launch a satellite with that launch, but the U.S. and other countries said it was actually a test of long-range missile technology. The failure suggests that Pyongyang has yet to master the technology it needs to control multistage rockets _ a key capability if it is to threaten the United States with intercontinental ballistic missiles.And although North Korea is believed to have a small nuclear arsenal, experts do not believe it has mastered the miniaturization technology required to mount a nuclear weapon on a long-range rocket.It’s unusual for the North to say its missiles are capable of striking the U.S., but Pyongyang has often threatened to attack South Korea and the U.S. in times of tension. It often does not follow through, but its deadly 2010 artillery strikes on a South Korean island came after it issued a threat to retaliate against South Korean military drills. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea on Tuesday warned that the U.S. mainland is within range of its missiles and said that Washington’s recent agreement to let Seoul possess missiles capable of hitting all of the North shows the allies are plotting to invade the country.South Korea announced Sunday that it reached a deal with Washington that would allow it to nearly triple the range of its missiles to better cope with North Korean missile and nuclear threats. On Tuesday, North Korea called the deal a “product of another conspiracy of the master and the stooge” to “ignite a war” against the North. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Men’s health affects baby’s health too Four benefits of having a wireless security system 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

Powerful southern Indian politician cleared of corruption

first_img Top Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NEW DELHI (AP) — An appeals court acquitted a powerful politician in southern India of corruption charges Monday, clearing the way for Jayaram Jayalalitha to return to public office.Supporters from Jayalalitha’s party cheered, set off firecrackers and danced in the streets of the Tamil Nadu state capital of Chennai, her hometown, after the Karnataka High Court in Bangalore delivered its verdict.The 67-year-old Jayalalitha, a film star in her youth, said the verdict showed the case had been “foisted (on me) by political enemies.” Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “It has confirmed that I have done no wrong,” she said in a statement issued from Chennai.In throwing out the case, Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy said the prosecution had failed to prove Jayalalitha was guilty. He also acquitted three of Jayalalitha’s aides.She was forced last year to step down as the highest elected official in Tamil Nadu after a Bangalore court in September convicted her of possessing wealth disproportionate to her income and sentenced her to four years in prison.She spent 21 days in jail before the Supreme Court granted her bail, after she argued that she needed medical attention for diabetes and high blood pressure.Meanwhile, her lawyers appealed the conviction stemming from 1996 accusations of amassing 660 million rupees ($11 million) at a time when she was taking a token 1 rupee as her monthly salary. They said the rival party in office, the DMK, had inflated the value of her assets, which they said had been obtained legally.Jayalalitha joined politics in the early 1980s after a successful film career that included appearances in nearly 150 movies. She has had three stints as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, including her latest one, which began in May 2011. Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

Personal Travel Managers experience highlights of Northern California

first_imgPerfect March weather for a bike ride across the Golden Gate bridge (L-R): Ally Casey (PTM), Alexandra Sparr (Gate 7), Ozlem Tuncay (NPO), Lyndal Burston (PTM), Merran Anderson (PTM), Chantel Scott (PTM), Kerry Reading (PTM), Debra Mclean (PTM)Personal Travel Managers experience highlights of Northern CaliforniaA team of six personal travel managers (PTM) who qualified for a famil in Northern California spent six memorable days exploring the highlights of Sonoma County, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco.The famil, which was exclusive to TravelManagers and hosted by the tourism boards of Yosemite/Mariposa County, Sonoma County and San Francisco, was the culmination of a sales incentive that rewarded six PTMs as high achievers either for Qantas ticket sales or accommodation bookings via roomsXML in each of the three destinations featured on the famil.Lyndy Burston, representative for Werribee, VIC, was among the qualifying PTMs, and says the trip was her first visit to San Francisco in twenty years.Off-season means fewer crowds in stunning Yosemite National Park (L-R): Debra Mclean (PTM), Alexandra Sparr (Gate 7), Merran Anderson (PTM), Lyndal Burston (PTM), Chantel Scott (PTM), Ally Casey (PTM)“It definitely refreshed my appreciation for San Francisco,” explains Burton, “and as I had never been to either Sonoma County or Yosemite National Park, I can now confidently sell all three Northern California destinations to my clients and tailor-make itineraries with activities and experiences to suit.”Burston was not the only participant who reports being ‘wowed’ by the destinations visited during the famil. Ozlem Tuncay, from TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office (NPO) technology support team, accompanied the group and identified ziplining through redwood forest in the Sonoma County as one of her favourite experiences.“The bike ride tour across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, then back across the Bay to San Francisco by ferry was another highlight,” she says, “but I will have to return to explore San Francisco further, as two days was not nearly enough!”Chantel Scott, representative for Oak Park, VIC, agrees with these choices, and adds that both Sonoma and Yosemite exceeded her expectations. She says the famil has given her complete confidence in building itineraries as she now has a clear understanding of how much time her clients should spend in each destination, which towns to stay in and even which restaurants to recommend, adding that she will recommend her clients try the walking food tour they took in Healdsburg.“I loved the Sonoma County – it has so much to offer in terms of food, wine, atmosphere and friendly people,” she explains.Ready for the thrill of ziplining through Sonoma’s Redwood Forest are (L-R) personal travel managers: Lyndal Burston (PTM), Kerry Reading (PTM), Chantel Scott (PTM), Ally Casey (PTM), Merran Anderson (PTM), Susan Takano (Sonoma County Tourism) and in the middle Ozlem Tuncay (NPO)Burston, who describes Yosemite National Park as “absolutely stunning”, says visiting the Park in the off-season meant that there were fewer crowds, and that despite the cold weather, they were treated to blue skies and sunny days. Her recommendation for clients will be to pre-book the Valley Floor tour, as even in the off-season it was booked out three months in advance.“The scenery was out of this world and postcard perfect – photos simply did not do it justice,” she enthuses.Rounding out the group were four more PTMs from around Australia: Merran Anderson (representative for Mitchelton, QLD), Debbie McLean (representative for Narrandera, NSW), Ally Casey (representative for Long Jetty, NSW), and Kerry Reading (representative for Wahroonga, NSW).Anderson says the self-drive itinerary made the famil a very ‘hands-on’ experience, and believes that she will now have the utmost confidence in selling the Northern California region to her clients.“I would recommend that my clients not try to fit too much into their stay in each area, and instead choose a few activities that allow them to enjoy the region for what it is. I would also recommend that they ask their hotel staff for their favourite, local recommendations.”Go Cars provide a fun way to explore the sights of San Francisco (L-R): Back – Merran Anderson (PTM), Ally Casey (PTM), Ozlem Tuncay (NPO), Debbie Mclean (PTM), Front – Kerry Reading (PTM), Lyndal Burston (PTM), Chantel Scott (PTM)All the PTMs mentioned the local food experiences as another highlight of their time in Northern California: “the food on the whole trip was fabulous, but particularly in Sonoma County,” Burston says. “The food and wine experiences this county has to offer are definitely a secret which needs to be shared!”TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says the famil is another example of the close partnership the company enjoys with its partner suppliers and tourism industry representative offices – in this case Qantas Airways and Gate 7, the marketing and public relations agency representing all three destinations to the Australian market.“Having worked hard to earn a coveted spot on the famil, our PTMs are focused on soaking up as much in-depth knowledge as possible from the moment they step on the plane. Our business partners are able to provide them with experiences and opportunities that our PTMs wouldn’t necessarily be able to access on their own.”All the participants agreed that they will be returning to further experience the attractions of Northern California, with several adding that they would bring their families along next time.“There wasn’t enough time to see all that the Sonoma Valley and Yosemite had to offer – but I suspect there never is,” adds Anderson.For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.About Gate 7Gate 7 is a multi-award-winning, independently owned, marketing agency specializing in travel and tourism representation Down Under.Based in Sydney, with a territory spanning Australia and New Zealand, Gate 7 delivers exceptional sales, marketing and public relations results to an A-list tourism client portfolio, including Visit California, Brand USA, Los Cabos, Prom Peru, the German National Tourist Board and many more. The full list of destinations represented by Gate 7 can be found at www.gate7.com.au.About TravelManagersTravel Managers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.6 billion for 2018. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 530 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are secure and only used for client purchases.Source = TravelManagerslast_img read more

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first_img In this 1986 image released by the New York City Ballet, Sean Lavery, center, appears with Lourdes Lopez, Stephanie Saland and Heather Watts during a performance of “Apollo.” Lavery, whose career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a spinal tumor, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at age 61. (Paul Kolnik/New York City Ballet via AP) by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted Mar 1, 2018 10:22 am PDT Last Updated Mar 1, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sean Lavery, former New York City Ballet star, dead at 61center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Former New York City Ballet star Sean Lavery, whose dancing career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a spinal tumour, has died at age 61.Lavery, who was one of the company’s most prolific male dancers until he was forced to stop dancing in the late ’80s at age 30, went on to serve the company as ballet master, coach and administrator for more than two decades, also serving as a right-hand man to NYCB head Peter Martins. He retired in 2011.Lavery died on Monday in Palm Springs, California, after a brief illness, said his sister, Anne Alsedek. “He had been ill a short time,” she said. “It happened quickly and peacefully.”As a dancer, Lavery originated or starred in roles from a wide swath of the company’s repertoire, especially in works by George Balanchine (“Apollo,” ”Concerto Barocco,” ”Jewels,” and “Symphony in C,” among others) or Jerome Robbins (“Afternoon of a Faun,” ”Dances at a Gathering,” ”Other Dances.”)“His size, his proportions, are quite wonderful,” Robbins told the New York Times in 1987. “He has a very elegant line, but it is a very human line.” He called Lavery “tireless and without fear.”Sidelined by his devastating diagnosis, Lavery went through surgery and rehabilitation and then returned to the company, not as a dancer but as a teacher and administrator. Among his duties: teaching company class, staging ballets, and putting together the season’s performing schedule.Lavery was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he studied at the Pennsylvania Ballet School. In 1973, he joined the San Francisco Ballet, and in 1975 the Frankfurt Opera Ballet, where he was a principal dancer.The next year, Lavery began studying at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and joined the company in 1977. He was promoted to soloist and then principal dancer in 1978, a position he held for nearly a decade before his diagnosis.Lavery’s longtime City Ballet boss, Martins, retired in January under scrutiny for alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct while at the company. In February, a two-month independent investigation ended with a statement saying the accusations were not corroborated.In a larger article on Martins, the Times reported in January that a ballet corps dancer had received a payment as part of a confidential agreement after reporting inappropriate behaviour by Lavery. Neither Lavery nor the dancer commented on the report at the time. Lavery’s sister, Alsedek, said she had not discussed it with him and was not aware of his reaction to the report.“We’re very proud of him,” she said. “We loved to watch him dance, and we’ll miss him.” She added that it was Lavery’s sense of humour, along with his humility, that stood out to her.“He would make us all laugh hysterically,” she said. “That’s what we’ll miss the most.”last_img read more

2 men sentenced in Germany for art forgery scheme

first_img2 men sentenced in Germany for art forgery scheme by The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2018 11:26 am PDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – A German court has convicted a former businessman and an art gallery owner of fraud and falsifying documents for selling fake paintings attributed to Russian avant-garde artists including Vasily Kandinsky.The dpa news agency reported Thursday the two men, aged 45 and 72, received jail terms of two years and eight months, and three years respectively in Wiesbaden start court. Their names weren’t reported.The two were originally charged with selling 19 forgeries attributed to artists like Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Natalia Goncharova but the court ruled they could only prove fraud without a doubt in six cases. The men must also repay 1 million euros ($1.25 million) in profits.German police said, when the men were arrested in 2013, that tips from Israel had prompted them to open the investigation.last_img read more

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