Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

first_img Published: October 14, 2017 4:43 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board.The decision was reached Saturday in an emergency session. It comes after recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker that revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein going back decades. The move by the Academy is virtually unprecedented.The Academy is the world’s top movie organization and is home to the Oscars.In a brief statement, the Academy said it sends a message that “sexually predatory behavior” in the film industry is over.Weinstein was ousted a week ago from The Weinstein Co., the movie and TV production company he co-founded and which now is struggling to survive this scandal.He has denied the accusations. Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

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Reports: Sousa could be an eventual replacement for Luis Enrique

first_imgLuis Enrique has a contract with Barcelona until the summer of 2017 and even though there’s a while to run on that deal, in Italy there are already reports about possible replacements in the case that he doesn’t decide to continue with the club beyond that date.  Upd. at 14:43 04/03/2016 CET The Portuguese coach has been earning praise for his performance on the bench in Florence, where the club play an attractive brand of football. Bucchioni writes: “We’ve already spoke about Sousa, but it’s worth repeating because while Chelsea and Juventus have asked about him, Zenit and Barcelona also have. Sport EN “He has spoken about his situation with the Viola’s directors and will stay with the club for the moment and try to win a title next season. Fiorentina’s spectacular play has led to Juve and Barça wanting him [possibly] in 2017. That’s the date when Luis Enrique’s contract ends and Sousa could soon talk about his future.”  In an editorial on ‘Tuttomercato’, written by the Italian journalist Enzo Bucchioni, it’s reported that there is interest from several clubs in current Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa. Fiorentina are currently fourth in Serie A, level on points with Roma, who are third.  Sousa has previously coached QPR, Swansea City, Leicester City, Videoton, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Basel before taking over at Fiorentina.last_img read more

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Boxing: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder CLASH at New York Press conference (VIDEO)

first_imgAdvertisement 3e91zdmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm78Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7njrv0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) elb2Would you ever consider trying this?😱jznrlCan your students do this? 🌚5tld5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder met again at the second leg of their press tour in New York on Tuesday. Both fighters promised fireworks.Advertisement Speaking today in New York, the Bronze Bomber vowed to knock out the Gypsy King, who is fighting for only the third time since his comeback.During the second stop of their three-city media tour which took place in New York City on the deck of the retired aircraft carrier Intrepid, which is now a sea, air and space museum in Manhattan but on Tuesday hosted a carnival.Advertisement Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder CLASH at New York Press conferenceFury told the press conference: “I want to thank everybody for turning up. And even Deontay knows to sit down in the presence of greatness.“He can’t box, he’s knocked bums out, he fights tomato cans who can’t fight back. He’s not going to land one of those windmills on my chin.Advertisement “His a*** is going to fall out. How am I going to let this skinny little spaghetti hoop man beat me? I didn’t come here to be embarrassed by this little runt.To win would be a dream come true. But when I win I’m going to let him keep his belts. I don’t want that belt. I want the Tyson Fury limited edition WBC belt.“I’m a crazy man. I want a war with this little plum. I want to break his ribs. I’m going to make this bum quit. This man has never fought a champion. And this idiot thinks he’s going to beat something.“You all know he works for me right? He’s a dosser, carries my bags around.“Last note, I’m going to knock this bum spark out. And you heard it here first.”It looked like Tyson Fury was getting under Deontay Wilder’s skin, as he angrily took on the mike and said:“People want to see knockouts and I deliver that each and every time. I promise you I’m going to knock out the gypsy king. Timber!”VIDEO:Also Read-End of an Era: HBO is done with boxing after 45 years  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mario Balotelli is on the verge of completing his move to Marseille

first_imgAdvertisement 7eiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc7yiwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epjv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2s2aWould you ever consider trying this?😱2w6quCan your students do this? 🌚z29tRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Italian centre forward Mario Balotelli is on the vetve of completing his move towards Marseille from OGC Nice. The former Liverpool centre forward also had a chance to go back to the Premier League. West Ham United were primarily interested to sign Balotelli in this January transfer window. However, later on they did not make any significant move to land Mario Balotelli. So a return to Premier League is not possible for Mario Balotelli at this moment.Advertisement The 28 year old Italian centre forward will earn £2.7 million for the rest of the 17 matches left in this season for Marseille. His medical is going to take place later on today. Mario Balotelli was in good form in the last two seasons. However, the Italian centre forward was not able to score a single goal in this season. However the 28 year old Italian centre forward received 5 bookings in the first 10 matches in this season.Advertisement The Italian centre forward is going to be more careful about his disciplinary action from now on. Mario Balotelli’s contract with OGC Nice is going to expire at the end of this season. The Italian centre forward will be a player of Marseille for the rest of the season.Everton show interest in Michy Batshuayi in permanent dealAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Volleyball: Sept. 2 Scoreboard

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana volleyball team quickly dispatched of Southern, 25-4, 25-23, 25-9, for a three-set win Tuesday in its 2014 home opener at the University Center. Southeastern Louisiana returns to the road this coming weekend, facing George Washington, host James Madison and Hampton at the JMU Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia.- Return to top – Southeastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0 The Huskies will be heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the Air Force Tournament. They will first play Weber State on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. They will continue to play Air Force on Sept. 6, followed by a match against Marist later that evening to conclude the tournament.- Return to top – In the kill department, Sander led the way with 11 kills. Berry added eight, and freshmen, Mikayla Sellers-Wiebe and Rondolyn Bryant added seven and six kills respectively. Celeste Ramirez led the way in digs with 10. Sara Hammoutene had 32 assists and five digs along with three kills. Southeastern (2-2) was led by sophomore Parrie Hartley, who recorded the first double-double of her career with 16 kills and 13 digs. The Lady Lions posted a .354 attack percentage as a team and held Southern (1-4) to .010 on the attack. Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0ABILENE, Texas – A raucous and energetic student crowd warmly welcomed the Abilene Christian volleyball team back to Moody Coliseum Tuesday night for their home opener against UT-Arlington, but the Mavs’ remained unfazed by the constant flow of distractions and responded with a 3-0 victory to keep the Wildcats winless on the young season.UTA improved to 3-1 with the 25-21, 25-11, 25-18 victory, while ACU fell to 0-4.The Mavericks hit .351 with 46 kills using a two-setter system. Amanda Welsh was credited with 22 assists and two of her team’s four service aces and Cassidy Wheeler came through with 19 assists, five digs, a kill and an ace.Qiana Canete hit .258 and led her side with 12 kill. Additionally, three of her teammates went without an attacking error despite registering eight or more attempts.On defense, the Mavs dug out 44 of 105 Wildcats’ attacks and outblocked the home team 7-3, with Ashley Bennett getting up to the net four times (one solo, three assists).Junior Jennie Loerch carried the Wildcats for most of the night, coming through with 17 kills on 33 attempts (.394). Newcomers Corinne Grandcolas and Taylor Nix also combined for two blocks, while sophomore Lexi Mercier had a solo block.The Wildcats certainly had their chances to win game one after three consecutive attack errors by the Mavs put them ahead at 21-20, but a service error tied the score at 21-21 and then Canete gave her side the lead for good with her fourth kill of the set. Following that point, UTA went on to receive a kill from Taylor Gross, one of two solo blocks from Stacey Koch and a game-winning kill from Cassidy Wheeler.ACU trailed from start-to-finish in game two, and in game three could never take the lead despite tying the score four times, the last at 14-14. From there, the Mavs scored six of the next seven points in pushing their advantage to 20-15. Canete ripped two more kills over the final seven possessions. UTA also got late points from Ashley Bennett, Hannah Baptiste and a Wildcat service error.The Wildcats return to action Saturday for a doubleheader at Texas State’s Delta Zeta Classic, where they will battle North Texas (9:30 a.m.) and the host Bobcats (2 p.m.).- Return to top – In the third and final set, the Privateers were once again in complete command, building a 20-3 advantage. The service game was in full force as New Orleans racked up 14 aces. Sander had six aces and Berry added three. New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers volleyball team (2-2) got off to a fast start and cruised to a three-set victory over the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, winning 25-10, 25-20, and 25-9 at the Human Performance Center on Tuesday night. New Orleans will next face Arkansas-Pine Bluff as part of the UNO Invitational. The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Human Performance Center.- Return to top – The Huskies outblocked the Panthers 10-4. HBU also outhit Prairie View A&M 54 kills to 40. The Huskies outdug the Panthers by only one dig. Southern’s best offensive effort (.167 attack percentage) came during the second set as they forced the Lady Lions into a tight contest. Southeastern held off the Lady Jaguars and rebounded in the third set with its best offensive effort (.458 attack percentage) of the night, leaving little doubt as to the eventual outcome. All 14 members of the squad saw game action against Southern.center_img Dominating out of the gate, Southeastern rattled off seven-straight points to open the first set and eventually built a 13-1 advantage on the serving of Mikayla Shippy and Hartley. Mississippi Valley State was led by Halle Gayten and Halee Clark who each contributed five kills. Kayondra Hood and Alexandria Garland had five assists. The Devilettes had 13 digs on the night as a team. Hartley led all players in kills, hitting a career-best .500 over the course of the match, while Shippy handed out 27 assists. Morgan Todd led all players with 20 digs. Shippy (three), Hartley (two), Morgan Miller (two) and Tiffany Thomas (one) all served up aces for the Lady Lions. Senior outside hitter Bailey Keith had 13 kills against Prairie View, while senior outside hitter Megan McStravick had nine kills. Sophomore setter Kayla Armer had a match-high of 41 assists for HBU (1-3) to go along with her nine digs. Senior libero Haley Hoffman tied for a match-high of 16 digs for the Huskies.   Coach Millicent Van Norden stated about the win, “I’m proud of the girls and the way they defended the home court in front of a great crowd. Cara has been really strong for us, and I challenged the rest of our hitters to become more involved and they stepped up and did well tonight.” Marisol Macias led Southern’s offensive attack with eight kills and Phalen Clark dished out 20 assists. Diamond Williams posted 14 digs to lead the Lady Jaguars. Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – HBU sophomore Jessica Wooten recorded a match-high of 15 kills for the Huskies in their 3-1 (25-17, 25-6, 20-25, 25-11) victory over the Panthers Tuesday evening at the William Nicks Building. The Privateers raced out to an early 10-1 lead as Mississippi Valley State had four attack errors by the time the first timeout was called. New Orleans was able to coast from there behind a balanced attack, led by Cara Sander and Taylor Berry. The Privateers had a little more trouble overcoming Mississippi Valley State in the second set. After appearing to earn a point to move ahead 6-4, a call was changed and the score was flipped to 5-5. The Devilettes won the next four rallies, and the Privateers were playing from behind. New Orleans eventually tied it at 19-19, and an ace by Berry keyed an 8-1 run to close out the second set. Lenicia Tyson recorded 11 kills for the Panthers. Ana Kiso led Prairie View with 30 assists. LaKeisha Allen tied for a match-high of 16 digs, while Jasmine Lewis recorded 11 digs for the Panthers.  last_img read more

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Offer Boarding Pass Virtual Queue at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!We are just two days from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and we now know that the park will indeed be offering a similar boarding pass queue that was offered at Disneyland. (Which was only used for half a day there, so far.)So, for those who missed it the last time, how will this virtual boarding pass queue work?Early morning visitors will not have to procure a boarding pass. Instead, they will be able to head directly into the land to experience the shopping, dining, and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run attraction.As the day progresses, there may be times when the virtual queue will be used to enter the land. If you are put into the virtual queue, while you’re waiting to enter Batuu, you will be free to enjoy the rest of the park. Guests should check either the My Disney Experience app or check in with the Guest Experience team that can be found within the park for the land’s current status.To make sure that you’ll be able to join the virtual queue, should you need to, you’ll need to make sure you have the latest version of the My Disney Experience app downloaded on your phone and have your tickets linked. If you’ve enabled push notifications for the app and you have entered the virtual queue, you will be notified when it’s time to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.To see if the land is open, you’ll launch the app and look for the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Status and Access slide. If the land’s status says open, you’ll be able to proceed directly to the entrance near Grand Avenue. (That’s near Muppet*Vision 3D.)If the land is full, it will say Access by Boarding Group Only and you will then select to Join a Boarding Group.If you’ve selected to have push notifications, you’ll be notified in that manner when it’s time to visit the land. If you don’t, you’ll be able to view the boarding group status in the app, or check the various digital status boards throughout the park.For those who don’t choose to use the My Disney Experience app, if you the land is full and you would like to join a boarding group, you’ll need to visit a Guest Experience Team kiosk.As a reminder, for those looking to visit Oga’s Cantina, build a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop, or build a droid at Droid Depot, you will need to make a separate reservation. (And I do suspect that if the land is full and you have a reservation, you will be allowed into the land.)last_img read more

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Indian Government to Launch Education Social Network

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The urban/rural digital divide in India is severe, but efforts to change that are underway. (The national literacy rate is 63% and only 3% of homes own personal computers.) Yahoo India, for example, announced a nation-wide program in June to educate rural young people about how to use email, search and other parts of the Internet. Another government program was launched in 2009 and used downloadable educational materials to increase literacy among women. In April, the Indian national government passed a law recognizing the United Nations declaration that education is a universal human right. Only Belgium and Holland have joined India in doing so. Unfortunately, the Indian government is also apt to pass laws permitting censorship of online communications.There’s a legacy of struggle to capture the benefits of the Internet for educational purposes in India, just as there is everywhere. Ten years ago, Pramod Khera wrote the following in a column in India Today (via educator Stephen Downes):“E-learning today is facing the same dilemma and acceptance problems that other Net applications are encountering. The Net has grown at an incredible speed in the past decade mainly because of unreasonably high expectations created by Internet and dotcom enthusiasts and protagonists. In their eagerness, they created applications without really analysing and understanding the fundamentals of these applications. They did a good job of populating the Web with enormous content and faulty applications. As a result, customers experienced serious shortcomings, lacunae and inefficiencies in their (applications’) delivery. The story of e-learning is no different.”Those same words could have been written about online education anywhere, ten years ago, if not today. It will be very interesting to see what the government of Rajasthan launches next month. marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#E-Learning#international#web Can a government build an effective Facebook for education?The government of Rajasthan, one of the largest states in India, is building out extensive infrastructure for Information and Communication Technology resources and training, with the collaboration of multiple international agencies including the World Economic Forum. Next month, the state’s information technology department plans on launching its own education social network: like Facebook, for learning. According to coverage in The Economic Times of India and elsewhere, the site will include all the standard features of social networking (photos, games) but will be focused primarily on educational collaboration and will include topic experts jumping in to answer questions raised by users. 65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet, says Cathy N. Davidson, co-director of the HASTAC/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition. From Virginia Heffernan’s NYT Editorial this weekend, Education Needs a Digital-Age UpgradeThe Indian tech economy has a long history of leadership in e-learning, and so building an official social network to augment other educational efforts sounds like a smart next step to explore. Many have tried before; let’s see what the government can do. Given the massive adoption of mobile devices in India (second most data consumption in the world), it will be interesting to see what kind of mobile component the effort will have.Can a state-built social network prove compelling to young users? That will probably be easier said than done, but it sounds like there are enough resources behind the project to expect meaningful investment in research and design. The responsible department’s own website doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, though. Pluggd.in, a leading blog about technology startups in India, calls both the country’s school management software and its education system in general “archaic.” Right: From the Education for Education rural computer literacy project, Rukmini Banerji:“…in the center of the room we could see two laptops. Four young people sat with the computers – two to one computer – with the computer instructor right next to them. She was young – not more than 20 or 22. Her students were also probably the same age. They were learning how to make PowerPoint presentations. I sat quietly behind this group for a long time. The instructor spoke and the students did what she said. It was the best lesson on making PowerPoint presentations that I had ever witnessed. Apart from a quick welcome, neither the students nor the instructor paid any attention to me. They concentrated on the work they were doing. I later learned that the electricity supply in the village is unreliable, so while there is electricity, they don’t waste time and they maximize what they can do on the laptops.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Marino: ‘Atalanta enthusiasm in Manchester’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Atalanta director Umberto Marino said they approach the Manchester City clash “with great enthusiasm” in the Champions League. It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. “You can breathe football in Manchester, whether it’s City or United, it is talked about in every street. As a small club, we approach this game with great enthusiasm,” Marino told Sky Sport Italia. This is the Orobici’s first ever Champions League campaign and 2,500 fans have made the trip from Bergamo. “The lads are concentrated, they know this is a unique stage to play on and we want to do our best.”last_img read more

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Don’t intend to be FIFA president, says Pele

first_imgFootball legend Pele on Monday said among all the players who have plied their trade over the past ten years, Argentine Lionel Messi was the best.But he refused to compare Messi with the former greats saying it was difficult to draw comparison between “past players and those playing at the moment”.He also said Portuguese Christiano Ronaldo and Messi were two different kind of players.Also read: Football legend Pele arrives in Kolkata “Lot of people compare Messi with Ronaldo. But they are two different kind of players. Roanldo is a more scorer (sort of), player, … more centre forward. Messi plays more deeper. But both are fantastic,” Pele said.Don’t intend to be FIFA presidentPele said said he had no intention to be the president of FIFA, even as he refused to answer queries about the crisis engulfing the world football governing body.”No, I don’t have any intention to be president of FIFA,” the Brazilian legend said.However, when a journalist asked whether the massive crisis in the FIFA with its president Sepp Blatter under suspension saddened him, the organisers of the triple World Cup winner said he would not take any question of the apex body.last_img read more

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Photo: Mike Trout, A Duke Fan, Pranked His Angels Teammate, Utah Alum C.J. Cron

first_imgDuke cheerleaders carry school flags onto the court.OMAHA, NE – MARCH 25: The Duke Blue Devils cheerleaders carry their schools flags on to the court prior to the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional against the Kansas Jayhawks at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout might just be the best player in baseball. A first-round draft pick out of Millville (N.J.) High School in 2009, Trout never attended college. He had been committed to East Carolina but eschewed the college route to begin his promising pro career. Apparently, the 23-year-old Trout has adopted Duke as his college basketball program of choice. Trout’s Blue Devils will take on Utah tomorrow in the Sweet 16, and he decided to have some spring training fun at the expense of his Utah alum teammate, 1B/DH C.J. Cron. Still can’t believe Utah alum @CCron24 would root against his team !! #DukeNation pic.twitter.com/TidR1szKuO— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) March 26, 2015The Blue Devils are definitely favored tomorrow night, but it remains to be seen whether Trout or Cron will have the last laugh in the Angels’ locker room.last_img read more

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