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FC Barcelona Foundation, SNF Collaborate on Educational Sports Programs to Help Refugees

first_imgNEW YORK – The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation are collaborating for the implementation of FC Barcelona Foundation’s FutbolNet methodology programs with the aim of helping refugee children and teenagers by preventing and solving conflicts and encouraging social inclusion and integration in hosting communities. The grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will allow the FC Barcelona Foundation to help children in refugee sites in Europe and the Middle East.More than 3.000 children in Greece, Italy and Lebanon will be the direct beneficiaries of the FC Barcelona Foundation’s refugee program, with the financial support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.Details about the collaboration will be announced on Friday, June 23rd during the Sixth Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, in a discussion between the co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Andreas Dracopoulos, and the CEO of the FC Barcelona Foundation, Nacho Mestre. During the first phase of the program, FC Barcelona Foundation will carry out the FutbolNet methodology program with 1.300 children and teenagers from refugee sites and local hosting communities in Greece, and specifically in Lesvos, Chios, Skaramagas and central Athens. These areas have been selected because of the large proportion of children living within these refugee communities, representing one of the most vulnerable groups affected by the crisis. The program, in the context of the collaboration between FC Barcelona Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation was launched in Lesvos with a game and a ‘clinic’ educational activity with the participation of former FC Barcelona players.Photo: SNFThe second phase of the program will take place in Italy. FC Barcelona Foundation will engage 900 children and teenagers at unaccompanied minors’ centers, many of whom lost their families in war zones or during their journeys towards Europe.The third country where the program will be implemented is Lebanon, and specifically the Bekaa Valley region. Many children in this area have been residing in refugee camps for more than 5 years and more than 70% are not attending school. Integrating children with their local host communities will be a key focus of the program in all three countries.FC Barcelona Foundation sports methodology: FutbolNet The FutbolNet methodology uses sports as a neutral platform to tackle social problems and provide education on values and reflection tools to stimulate children and young people. FutbolNet is a proven program that has been evaluated and recognized for its social impact and transformation in many countries and in different contexts.The FC Barcelona Foundation will adapt the FutbolNet methodology to the refugee context and will address self-confidence and trauma mitigation, respect, integration, and conflict management between people using dialog as the main tool. FutbolNet sessions will be implemented weekly throughout the year. In addition, FutbolNet Festivals will be organized throughout the year, where participants of the regular FutbolNet program will have the opportunity to share the experience with other children and their families. Innovation: Sports kit for refugee sites Together with the implementation of the FutbolNet methodology, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation grant will allow FC Barcelona Foundation and FC Barcelona’s Innovation Hub to pilot the development of an innovative, portable, and easy-to-use sports kit specially designed for promoting sports and education values. The kit will be distributed in selected refugee sites through partners and will be evaluated for future use.The Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos stated: “Since the outbreak of the refugee crisis in 2014, the SNF has funded grants totaling more than $25 million to support organizations and civil society efforts in Greece and elsewhere that provide aid to those afflicted. We are excited to support FCB Foundation’s impactful education and sport programs for refugee children in Europe and the Middle East and look forward to witnessing how the universal values of teamwork, effort, humility, dialogue, sport and fun can build friendships and help refugee and local communities connect and truly integrate in a joyful and positive environment.”The CEO of FC Barcelona Foundation, Mr. Nacho Mestre, said: “FC Barcelona and its Foundation are profoundly committed to this unprecedented migratory crisis where more than 65 million people have been forced to displacement. The FC Barcelona Foundation is honored by this strategic alliance with such a prestigious organization as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation that will allow us to take a step further in our goal of trying to normalize the living conditions of refugee children and young people, as well as facilitating their integration in the host communities.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 vacation quotes that will make you pack your bags

first_imgWho doesn’t likes to take a moment for themselves and go for a long enriching vacation? Every one of us, of course.Vacation in its simplest sense is about taking a break.Like, sitting on a lounge chair, drinking your favourite hot tea or coffee, reading a book, all the while deciding on for the dinner menu.The term alone, might not sound meaningful, but going for a vacation with your loved ones can always be an enriching experience. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry MillerIt is that time to recharge and restore the energy that you might lose in your 8 hours daily shifts in the organization you are working for.The only way you can do justice with your, mind and body, is when you give yourself some time. The idea is to relax and restore your mind and body.Here’s a list of top must-reads on vacations that may help you grab your backpacks.1.On vacation, you can wear all the colourful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant.- Christian Dior2.Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pyjamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.- Laura Marano3.A good vacation for me is going to warm weather. Being able to go outside, in the sun, hit the beach, play outside sports. Being active outside. Going swimming, hanging by the pool, having a couple of drinks, having a couple of your close buddies around, and just having a blast.- Rob Gronkowski4.advertisementTime well-spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time on vacation.- Zig Ziglar5.The breaks you take from work pay you back manifold when you return because you come back with a fresher mind and newer thinking. Some of your best ideas come when you’re on vacation.- Gautam Singhania6.The thing I love most about going on vacation is that I get to leave behind any kind of schedule. My entire life is scheduled from morning to night, and when I’m on vacation, there is no schedule.- Kelly Clarkson7.Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It’s about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it.- Frank Gehry8.As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.- John Battelle9.My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.- Derek Jeter10.I think it’s best to sit down and talk about what every family member wants out of the vacation so that everyone is really happy at the end of the day. If you can find a place that covers everyone’s needs, and it’s all under one roof, that’s even better.- Candace Cameron Bure A big ”Yes” to the family vacation.Hope these quotes helped you, at least once, to make up your mind for a good vacation with your loved ones.Let us know if you liked it. You can comment, tag and share it with your friends.Have a nice vacation.Read more | National Brother’s Day: Images, Popular Quotes and Messages you can send to your brother.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Jos Buttler 89 scripts Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai Indians

first_imgadvertisement graphs Rajarshi Gupta MumbaiApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 22:05 IST (@rajasthanroyals)HIGHLIGHTSRajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on SaturdayJos Buttler hit 89 off 43 balls as Rajasthan Royals chased down a target of 188RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane played a nice cameo to help RR win their 2nd match of the 2019 IPLJos Buttler hammered 89 off 43 as Rajasthan Royals registered a 4-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. This is the second win for Rajasthan Royals in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Chasing 188, Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler got off to a fiery start before the Royals skipper fell for a 21-ball 37. The Royals were 60 for 1 off 6.2 overs when Sanju Samson joined Buttler in the middle.If Mumbai Indians thought they had a foot in the door, Buttler would go on to dash their hopes with a blazing 89 off 43 balls before falling to Rahul Chahar.\6,4,4,4,4,6. 28 runs off that over! @josbuttler you absolute BEAST! #HallaBol #RR #MIvRR pic.twitter.com/FimbKg1p9ERajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 13, 2019Ajinkya Rahane was more aggressive than Jos Buttler as Rajasthan Royals got off to an electrifying start. He hit 6 boundaries and 1 six in a rapid knock but when he fell, Buttler took over and ensured RR never fell behind.Jos Buttler was particularly harsh towards Alzarri Joseph. He hit him for 28 runs including 2 sixes and 4 fours in an over. Buttler fell within sight of a hundred and a rare win for his team in the 2019 IPL.Two days back, Rajasthan Royals had reduced Chennai Super Kings to 24 for 4 before MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu spoilt their night at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.On Saturday in Mumbai, the Royals were far more determined. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock had got MI off to a strong start but the hosts lost their way in the second half of their innings.advertisementRohit and de Kock added 96 for the 1st wicket off 10.5 overs. But Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan fell cheaply. Quinton de Kock fell for 81 in the 19th over while Hardik Pandya played another one of his cameos to take Mumbai Indians to a strong total.With a strong bowling attack at his disposal, Rohit Sharma would have hoped to defend 188. But that was not to be. Jos Buttler came out all guns blazing and shocked 3-time champions Mumbai Indians in their own backyard with one of the gutsiest knocks in the 2019 IPL.Also Read | MI vs RR Live Score, IPL 2019: Buttler in top gear after Rahane exit in 188 chaseAlso Read | Shakib relates to Dhoni’s outburst at umpires: I did the same in Nidahas TrophyAlso Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Police rubbishes rumours of possible attack at Wankhede StadiumAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow MI vs RRFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Rajasthan Royals scorecard view more view lesscenter_img IPL 2019: Jos Buttler 89 scripts Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai IndiansIPL 2019: Jos Buttler hit a 43-ball 89 as Rajasthan Royals crushed Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. No data available! commentarylast_img read more

Formula One: Loose drain cover wrecks George Russell’s Williams in Baku practice

first_img Next Formula One: Loose drain cover wrecks George Russell’s Williams in Baku practiceWilliams racer George Russell did not exactly have a good outing on the track in Baku ahead of this season’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. His car hit a loose drain cover and was completely wrecked.advertisement Reuters BakuApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 16:46 IST George Russell’s car was wrecked after it hit a loose drain cover (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGeorge Russell’s Williams was wrecked when it hit a loose drain coverThe first practice session had to be abandoned following the accidentRussell was unhurt but the dislodged cover smashed the underside of his carFirst practice for the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix was abandoned on Friday after a loose drain cover wrecked George Russell’s Williams in a shower of debris.The Briton was unhurt but the dislodged cover smashed the underside of the Briton’s car, bringing out the red flags to stop the session after just 12 of 90 scheduled minutes.”I just hit it, the biggest shock went through my body. The whole engine just turned off, it’s ruined the floor,” said Russell.”It was just on the normal racing line and has ruined my session.”A look at the incident that brought first practice to a premature end in Baku #AzerbaijanGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/VikJY5ts4MFormula 1 (@F1) April 26, 2019In another bizarre twist, the mobile crane carrying the Williams back to the pits struck the underside of a sponsor hoarding spanning the Baku street circuit.The practice was called off as organisers worked to inspect more than 300 covers around the circuit and carry out repairs before Friday’s second practice.Ferrari’s two drivers were the only ones to set a time, with Charles Leclerc ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Replays showed the Monegasque running over the cover, potentially dislodging it, just before Russell.”I think there’s inevitably going to be quite a lot of damage,” Williams deputy principal Claire Williams told the BBC.”You can see from the TV that’s just taken the whole underside out. That is not helpful for us at the moment.””The circuit needs to make sure that their drain covers are bolted down properly…the damage that can do could put us out this afternoon.”advertisementFormer champions Williams are last in the standings and have yet to score a point this season.Also Read | Sebastian Vettel has most probability to challenge for title: Ferrari boss BinottoFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Formula OneFollow George RussellFollow WilliamsFollow BakuFollow gran prixFollow F1Follow Azerbaijan Grand Prixlast_img read more

Star Bulk Acquires Two Post‐Panamax Bulk Carriers

first_imgzoom Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has entered into binding agreements to acquire two modern Post‐Panamax bulk carriers, the M/V “GL Qushan” and the M/V “GL Daishan”, from an unaffiliated third party for a total consideration of $60.0 million.Each of the vessels has a carrying capacity of approximately 98,000 deadweight tons and is expected to be capable of transiting the Panama Canal upon its scheduled expansion. The vessels were delivered to their present owners by Tsuneisi Group Shipbuilding Inc. in October and August of 2011, respectively.The vessels, to be renamed “Star Vega” and “Star Sirius”, are expected to be delivered to Star Bulk by the middle of February 2014 and early March of 2014, respectively. Upon their delivery, the Star Vega and the Star Sirius are scheduled to be chartered back to the seller for a period between 30 months to 34 months and between 27 months to 31 months, respectively, each at a gross daily rate of $15,000 less an address commission of 1.25% on gross revenues. The vessels are expected to generate approximately $13.4 and $12.1 million respectively in charter revenue over the minimum contract periods.Star Bulk also announced today that it had executed a binding term sheet with Deutsche Bank AG for a new 7‐year senior secured credit facility of up to $39.0 million that will be used to partially finance the acquisition of the Star Sirius and the Star Vega. Entry into this senior secured credit facility is subject to execution of customary definitive documentation for financing transactions of this nature.Upon the completion of the acquisition of the Star Sirius and the Star Vega, Star Bulk will own 17 dry bulk vessels, consisting of five Capesize, two Post‐Panamax, two Ultramax and eight Supramax vessels with average age of approximately 8.8 years.In addition, Star Bulk has contracts for the construction of an additional nine vessels at high quality shipyards in Japan and China, including three Newcastlemax, two Capesize and four Ultramax vessels with fuel‐efficient specifications with expected deliveries in 2015 and early 2016.last_img read more

Gallery Damen Pontoons Tugs Arrive in Rotterdam

first_imgDutch shipbuilder Damen has completed its latest multiple vessel transport, including twelve built-for-stock Damen Stan Pontoons and tugs, to the Netherlands from its shipyards in China and Vietnam. The vessels were transported by MV Svenja, owned by heavy lift and project cargo transporter SAL Heavy Lift, which set sail from Shanghai at the end of August, loaded with Stan Pontoons from Damen Yichang Shipyard, China.After a stopover in Vietnam to pick up six tugs that were built at Damen Song Cam Shipyard, the ship began its journey to the Netherlands, where it unloaded the twelve vessels.“We encountered some heavy weather en route from Vietnam, but all the vessels have been safely and smoothly unloaded here in Rotterdam,” Rimmert Berlijn, Damen Service Coordinator Heavy Lift, said.Damen Design and Proposal Engineer Hugo Hoekstra said that the pontoons can be used in industries such as fish farming, contracting, dredging and construction.Following the recent ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, Stan Pontoons are expected to be increasingly installed with ballast water treatment equipment.“Notably, in this situation, the pontoon’s own tanks can be used for temporary storage of ballast water to guarantee faster turnarounds,” Hoekstra further said.last_img read more

Acadian and Francophone Community Members Honoured at Official Ceremony

first_imgEleven members of the Acadian and francophone community joined the Ordre de la Pléiade during a ceremony at Province House today, May 22. The Ordre de la Pléiade is an international honour bestowed by the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie. The Nova Scotia section of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, which is overseen by the Speaker’s Office and includes all elected members, submitted nominations to the Bureau de l’Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie in February. “The Ordre de la Pléiade medal recipients have shown tremendous dedication and commitment to preserving the French-language and Acadian culture and heritage across the province,” said MLA Mat Whynott, on behalf of Acadian Affairs Minister David Wilson. “I congratulate this year’s recipients for their amazing contributions to the growth and influence of the Acadian and Francophone community and wish them great success as they continue to work within a thriving Acadie in Nova Scotia.” The 11 Nova Scotians were recognized for contributions to the Acadian and francophone community in education, business, craft, heritage promotion, community development, women’s rights, municipal politics, writings, community radio, and preservation of the French language and culture. The recipients were appointed Grade de Chevalier (Knight), one of the five classes in the Ordre de la Pléiade. The Grade de Chevalier (Knight) is awarded to people from the political, social, scientific or literary worlds for service to the Francophonie, who distinguished themselves by carrying out the ideals of the Assemblée de la Francophonie. “The remarkable contributions of these individuals to the French language and culture in our Acadian and francophone communities deserve to be recognized,” said Michel Samson, president of the Nova Scotia section. The Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophone brings together sections in four regions: Africa, America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Its mandate is to promote democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and allow for the prospering of the French language and cultural diversity around the world.last_img read more

Cadence Weapon pays tribute to Edmonton in his q Block Party

first_imgCadence Weapon presents a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta in this edition of the q block party. (Mark Sommerfeld) Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Facebook In today’s edition of the q block party, we invited Edmonton rapper and former poet laureate Cadence Weapon to share a list of songs that remind him of his hometown. He also talks about how his family’s legacy in Edmonton acted as an inspiration for him throughout his music career. Advertisementlast_img read more

NDA announces candidates for 39 out of 40 seats in Bihar

first_imgPatna: The NDA in Bihar, comprising the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP, Saturday announced its candidates for 39 out of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state. As per the names announced at a press meet here by BJP national general secretary and party in-charge for the state Bhupendra Yadav, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will be contesting from Patna Sahib seat – a party stronghold represented by Shatrughan Sinha in the outgoing Lok Sabha. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details According to media reports, Sinha is likely to join the Congress and seek re-election on a ticket of the grand old party. While Union minister Giriraj Singh, whose Nawada seat has gone to the LJP, has been shifted to Begusarai, his colleagues in the council of ministers Radha Mohan Singh, R K Singh, Ashwani Kumar Choubey and Ram Kripal Yadav will be fielded from their respective sitting seats of Motihari, Ara, Buxar and Pataliputra. Lok Janshakti Party state president Pashupati Kumar Paras will be replacing his elder brother Ram Vilas Paswan in Hajipur. The Union minister is likely to get a Rajya Sabha ticket. Chirag Paswan will be seeking re-election from Jamui. Yadav also said the candidate for Khagaria Lok Sabha seat, which would be contested by the LJP, would be announced shortly.last_img read more

FinMin seeks EC nod for announcing borrowing calendar for Apr-Sept FY20

first_imgNew Delhi: The Finance Ministry has sought the Election Commission’s approval for announcing the government’s borrowing programme for the first half of the next fiscal year beginning April 1, an official said. The government in the Budget had proposed to borrow a gross amount of Rs 7.10 lakh crore from the market during 2019-20, higher than Rs 5.71 lakh crore in the current fiscal. Finance Ministry officials and representatives of the RBI Tuesday finalised the borrowing calendar for the April-September period of next fiscal, but did not make any announcement as the model code of conduct for the ensuing general elections is in place. “We have sought Election Commission’s approval and will announce the borrowing schedule after receiving its nod,” the official said. The government borrows money from the market to meet its fiscal deficit, which is the difference between total expenditure and total receipts. Fiscal deficit for 2019-20 has been pegged at Rs 7.04 lakh crore or 3.4 per cent of the GDP.last_img read more

Despite progress on health Syria needs to do more – UN rights

Anand Grover, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, noted the work carried out to improve the country’s health system and the “admirable” advances made in almost all key health indicators. “Coverage rates are extremely high – upwards of 90 per cent – and the centres in Syria that I visited were well staffed and well maintained,” Mr. Grover said in a news release issued at the end of his recent visit. Also, improvements in maternal and child mortality rates place Syria “close to the top of the developing world” in terms of health-related achievements, he added. At the same time, he noted that the country’s high fertility rate and its “urban-rural divide” in the delivery of health care services are among the challenges in ensuring sexual and reproductive rights. He also called for increasing awareness of gender-based violence, for which no data was available during his mission, and for giving adequate attention to ensuring the rights of women subjected to this scourge, as well as to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Mr. Grover also strongly commended Syria for its commitment to provide health care services for up to 1.5 million Iraqi refugees, particularly in light of resource restraints. However, he said that other vulnerable groups in need of particular assistance within the Syrian population itself might remain unrecognized. This is due to a lack of data collection on demographic factors which could reveal health issues in certain population groups. He also called on the Government to resolve issues around the status of those individuals of Kurdish origin in Syria who have been made stateless by government decree. Barriers to accessing health care still exist for such people, he noted, adding that “they are precisely the kind of disadvantaged group that international human rights law is designed to protect.” The Special Rapporteur’s visit included a tour of the health facility in the Damascus central prison, the first time a UN-appointed official has been granted access to a prison in the country. Mr. Grover works in an independent and unpaid capacity and reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. 15 November 2010While commending Syria’s efforts to advance the right to health, an independent United Nations expert today called on the Government to do more to ensure access to quality services for everyone living in the Middle Eastern nation. read more

Dube inquest officers did CPR for 28 minutes

A routine call to arrest a teenager on a probation violation two years ago at the Niagara Gorge turned into a tragedy. Ryan Dube, 18, died after falling down the side of the gorge. The officer pursuing him was seriously injured. An inquest into the tragedy entered its second day today.Lying at the bottom of the gorge, seriously injured constable Jacob Smits grabbed his police radio and managed to make a call.“I’m not doing well. I’m somewhere in the gorge,” he can be heard saying in a recording of the conversation. “Can I get some assistance, please? I need a unit to get to the gorge.”Sergeant Marco Giannico arrived a few minutes later and saw police officers on the ledge on the other side of the wall looking down.“Just to advise, any units on scene here are not supposed to go over the barrier. We’ve got a rescue team coming from the Parks and Fire Department,” Giannico says in a recording.Smits was firing signal shots from his weapon. He said it was only once or twice, but people in the area heard more.“So he’s further up the hill from you 10-4?”“Roger.”“Any idea if he’s got a weapon?”“Not that I know of.”Eight rounds had been fired from constable Smits’ weapon.“Suspect’s nearby. I can hear him moaning and growing. Yeah, I’m okay right now,” he is heard saying.Meanwhile, Matt Whitely along with another ETU officer were getting ready to rappel down the gorge to get to the victims.When the ETU officers got down to Dube, they could see he was in bad shape. His head was bleeding and he had frothy blood coming from his mouth. His lungs werefilling with fluid and it was clear his spine was injured.The officers did CPR on Dube for 28 minutes before it was determined he had no vital signs. He died before the rescue basket arrived.The parks police had been working on Smits but it appeared he was going into shock.This afternoon, accompanied by coroner Jack Stanborough and counsel Graeme Leach, the jury visited the section of stone wall where dube and smits went over. read more

Annan New York Mayor to discuss plans to improve UN Headquarters complex

During a working dinner, which will be hosted by Bill Luers, the President of the UN Association of the United States, discussions are expected to focus on the UN’s Capital Master Plan for renovation and consolidation of the UN’s workspace.The Plan emerged after a detailed study found the decades-old complex to be in “dire need of refurbishment.” Although the original design and construction were of high quality, many systems and much of the major building equipment are now well beyond their useful life. In addition to the effects of sheer age and heavy usage, the buildings are no longer in conformance with New York City fire safety codes, environmental standards, accessibility standards or reasonable modern security requirements. Equally worrisome to UN officials is the fact that the Headquarters complex, comprising some 2.7 million square feet on over 17 acres, has never received the fundamental upgrades required to convert a building complex conceived in the energy-innocent 1940s to modern concepts of energy conservation.When the Plan was proposed back in 2000, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Management, Joseph Connor, noted that continuing with the present “reactive” approach of conducting repairs as needed would cost an estimated $1,154 million in emergency work and major construction, and an additional $490 million in energy, over the next 25 years. Despite such significant expenditures, however, after 25 years of reactive repair the buildings and systems would remain without the fundamental upgrades needed to meet codes and standards or drastically reduce energy costs.Regarding other issues likely to be discussed, spokesman Fred Eckhard said, “the relationship between the United Nations and New York City is a lot more complex than parking tickets, and so I think they’ll have lots to talk about.” “The Secretary-General and the Mayor are good friends, and the Secretary-General is looking forward to a warm and productive relationship with New York City in the years ahead,” Mr. Eckhard said. read more

UN mission chief reinstates 12 Kosovo officers suspected in bridge demolition

In a statement released in Pristina today, UNMIK chief Harri Holkeri said the Mission’s police commissioner had advised him “that no basis has been established for criminal prosecution’ in any of the cases against the dozen Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) officers.”I have therefore determined that suspension imposed in December 2003 should be lifted and that the individuals concerned are to be reinstated as KPC members with full rights and privileges” immediately, Mr. Holkeri said.The officers had been suspended, with pay, while police investigated their role in the demolition of a bridge in the northern Kosovo town of Loziste the previous April.At the time, Mr. Holkeri said the initial findings against the 12 officers, following a joint inquiry by UNMIK and the multinational Kosovo force (KFOR), were “sufficiently serious” to warrant both a police investigation and the suspensions. read more

Espèce invasive le python birman squatte la Floride et menace les oiseaux

first_imgEspèce invasive : le python birman squatte la Floride et menace les oiseauxPubliée en mars dans la revue scientifique BioOne, une étude, menée sur plusieurs années par des biologistes américains, montre que le python birman, vraisemblablement échappé de captivité il y a des dizaines d’années, a fait souche dans les Everglades, où il menace la biodiversité locale.Probablement échappés de captivité, des pythons de Birmanie (Python molurus bivittatus, une sous-espèce du python Molure d’Asie du Sud), ont été signalés pour la première fois dans les marais des Everglades (Floride) en 1979. Prospérant rapidement, ils sont aujourd’hui plusieurs dizaines de milliers !À lire aussiCette perruche imite à la perfection R2-D2, le robot de Star WarsEntre 2003 et 2008, les scientifiques de la Smithsonian Institution et de l’Université de Floride ont analysé le régime alimentaire de 343 de ces pythons, et découvert dans l’intestin de 85 d’entre eux des restes d’oiseaux, appartenant à 25 espèces différentes, dont certaines – aigrettes, hérons, ibis et cigognes – sont considérées comme menacées.”Ces pythons birmans invasifs sont particulièrement dangereux pour les populations d’oiseaux indigènes en Amérique du Nord, parce que ces oiseaux n’ont pas évolué en connaissant ce grand reptile comme prédateur. À l’inverse, le python est en mesure de prospérer ici parce qu’il n’a aucun prédateur naturel pour limiter ses effectifs. Son fort taux de reproduction, sa longévité, sa capacité à capturer de grosses proies et sa consommation d’oiseaux sont autant de raisons de mettre en place des mesures de contrôle”, explique Carla Dove, ornithologue à la Smithsonian Institution.   Le 12 mars 2011 à 13:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Guardiola proud of Man City after 21 loss to Liverpool

first_imgLosing may not be something that he is accustomed to but Pep Guardiola was nevertheless proud of his young Manchester City side for their display against Liverpool in the International Champions CupThe Premier League Champions fielded a young and inexperienced side for their encounter with Liverpool at the MetLife Stadium.After a goalless first-half, Leroy Sane gave City the lead with a crisp low finish after getting past defender Virgil van Dijk.But his efforts were in vain with Mohamed Salah coming on as a substitute to equalise for Liverpool, just 52 seconds after coming on, and Sadio Mane scored a 94th-minute penalty to seal a 2-1 win for Jurgen Klopp’s side and ensure the game would not go into extra-time.While it may not have been the result he wanted, Guardiola was proud of how his young side coped against last season’s Champions League finalists.“It is incredible, what we have done,” he told the club website.“For 75 minutes, it was incredible what we did with the players we have against that team – finalists of the Champions League, who have amazing players.“Our personality was incredible. The average age of our players in the first half was very young. I am so proud and I am so happy to be manager of these guys for that reason.“For the last 15 minutes, we were so tired. We made some changes and in the last few minutes, Liverpool deserved to score goals.”90. FULL TIME | A disappointing ending to a great match at MetLife stadium…? 1-2 ? #mancity pic.twitter.com/MzG32X4yHRRoberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 26, 2018After facing Bayern Munich on Sunday in the second and final game of their US tour, Guardiola will then take his side to Wembley to face FA Cup winners Chelsea in the Community Shield.“We are going to adapt and see which players we will have available against Chelsea and what conditions they will be in. We’ll see,” said the Spaniard.“We are late (returning) – we know that – but we must play as we did (against Liverpool), with the spirit we showed against an amazing team. “The young players will never forget that experience and for the future, it’s so good.”City’s record signing Aymeric Laporte was a notable absentee with an injury.But Guardiola explained that he chose to omit the French defender due to the state of the pitch.“On his second day in Manchester, he had a problem,” the manager revealed.“Now, he is in perfect condition but we didn’t want to take a risk with the pitch.“We need players for the beginning of the season.”City are in 16th place in the ICC table.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly February 10 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioTax Credits, Subsidies Could Be Things Of The Past As Alaska Faces Multi-Billion Dollar Deficit Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauEvery year, the state of Alaska forgoes roughly a billion dollars because of tax credits, subsidies, and fee exemptions. With the state facing a multi-billion dollar deficit, the Legislature is taking a closer look at these potential revenue sources.Lawmakers Weigh Exempting Alaska From Daylight Saving TimeAssociated PressA state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time.Ethan Berkowitz Enters Anchorage Mayoral Race Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageFormer Democratic state legislator Ethan Berkowitz has entered Anchorage’s mayoral race. He announced his candidacy to a small crowd in midtown Tuesday afternoon.  He’s the ninth candidate to enter the pool.Alaska Seeks Delay In Tribal Sovereignty CaseJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageGovernor Bill Walker’s administration is seeking a delay in a long-running tribal sovereignty case, saying it wants to form a working group to explore policy issues and potential alternatives to continued litigation. But the tribes’ attorney says the state’s request for a delay is just a ploy to get around its loss in court.Gov. Walker Pulls Alaska Commission Of Judicial Conduct NominationAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauGov. Bill Walker has pulled the name of an appointee to the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct.Mat-Su Pursues Waste Solution Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe city of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are wrestling over the problem of disposal of the Borough’s septic waste. A Borough waste treatment facility is years away, while Anchorage’s wastewater utility has had its fill of the Borough’s sludge.Honey Buckets Here For The Long Haul Johanna Eurich, APRN ContributorGovernor Tony Knowles wanted to put honey buckets into a museum. 20 years later, experts meeting in Anchorage recently heard that they’re not going anywhere soon.Brent Sass First Yukon Quest Musher To Reach Dawson Emily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksBrent Sass was the first Yukon Quest musher to arrive today in Dawson City, the halfway point on the Yukon Quest trail.Seabird Decline Could Signal Drop In Ocean Productivity Lori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageSeabirds are on the decline in the North Pacific, from the Western Aleutians to Vancouver Island. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey compiled and filtered the data of hundreds of thousands of surveys of different species conducted in the last 40 years to document the decline and say it could signal a drop in the overall productivity of the ocean.last_img read more

Aubrey Sitterson Talks GI Joe Transformers and Everything in Between

first_img Toy Tuesday: Yo! It’s The Best ‘G.I. Joe’ ToysScarlett’s Strike Force Cancelled: Now What? IDW has been working on some big things, and in the wake of the Revolution crossover event, the biggest thing is a Hasbro comic book universe where G.I. Joe, Transformers, Action Man, M.A.S.K., Rom the Spaceknight, and Micronauts all live on the same planet. The crown jewel of the Hasbro universe is G.I. Joe, which just launched its #1 issue after Revolution. IDW has been publishing G.I. Joe and Transformers comics for a few years and they’ve carried over continuity from the Marvel comics as well. That’s a lot of lore to build on, especially since the worlds are now canonically combined.Aubrey Sitterson is the writer of G.I. Joe, which in the wake of Revolution has had some pretty big shake-ups. The original G.I. Joe himself, General Joe Coulton, was revealed to be a shape-shifting Dire Wraith along with countless other Joes. Scarlett is the new leader of the Joes, who have commandeered the Decepticons’ Nemesis ship into an underwater base. The former Decepticon Skywarp is now also a Joe, but not for transportation. He’s a big gun and doesn’t appreciate being asked to sit in his cockpit. With dangerous robots and possible shapeshifting aliens everywhere and Cobra still active, things are pretty rough for the Joes.We had a sit-down with Sitterson, who shined some light on the new normal of G.I. Joe and what the Hasbroverse means.How does Skywarp fit in with the Joes? He’s a Decepticon!I tell people that Skywarp is like our Vegeta. For those of you who aren’t as all-in on Dragon Ball Z as I am, that means that he’s a mean, irritable, barely reformed villain that has nonetheless allied himself with the good guys. It’s a dynamic that I’ve always loved and am looking forward to exploring, though I’ve got no immediate plans to make him a squeaky clean, good guy, because after all, Vegeta (and Piccolo for that matter!) became approximately one billion times less interesting once he lost his edge.Why Skywarp and not another Seeker or one of the more chaotic, un-aligned Decepticons?I’ll be totally honest with you: He wasn’t my first choice. The Transformer I initially asked for was Starscream. But since the Transformers team had plans for him already, they suggested Skywarp, who turned out to be a perfect fit. Not only was he a badass jet, but like Starscream he has a history of insubordination and disloyalty. Also, at the beginning of Revolution, he was currently in the hands of the Earth Defense Command, so linking him up with G.I. Joe didn’t even require any crazy continuity backflips. Now I’m thrilled that things turned out the way they did, as we’ve got an opportunity to really elevate the big purple guy.How is Scarlett adapting to her new role as the Joes’ leader?She’s the absolute, undisputed commander of G.I. Joe and it’s a gig that she’s not only totally qualified for but one that, in my opinion, is long overdue in coming her way. Scarlett has always been one of the most popular, most beloved and most all-around capable G.I. Joe characters, so it only makes sense that she would step into a leadership role.I’m not going to lie and say it’s going to be easy on her. Not because she’s not ready, but rather, because of the drastically increased focus of the team and the wide variety of threats that they’ll be facing. Scarlett – and the entire G.I. Joe team – is going to have a lot on their plates.With all of the male Joe leaders seemingly out of the picture, who has been your favorite commander? Duke? Hawk? Colton? Flagg?I have to go with General Joseph Colton. I just love the idea of him: A guy that was so amazing and so iconic that the government named a team after him. And then, the dude went on to actually lead it! It’s a sillier aspect of the G.I. Joe mythos, but those are the parts that tend to be my favorites. Unfortunately, with the events of Revolution, it doesn’t look like Colton will be showing up anytime soon.G.I. Joe #1 jumps in with ninjas. They’ve been a big part of G.I. Joe for years, but it did get a bit ninja-heavy in the 90s. How do ninjas fit in the new status quo?Ninjas are a massive part of G.I. Joe, and that’s exactly why I wanted to open with them. Doing a new G.I. Joe series in 2016 is a tough gig in several respects, one of which being that you need to find a way to give existing fans what they expect while also making something capable of pulling in a new audience. I’m a big fan of symbolic acts in fiction, so starting with ninjas is a way of nodding at the franchise’s past, before quickly showing – through the arrival of Skywarp – that this is a very, very different take on G.I. Joe.Reaching back to the Marvel years, what G.I. Joe and Transformers arc and lore do you find most influential? Do any of the cartoons also inform some of your work on the book?One of the things that’s really going to set our run on G.I. Joe apart is that [artist] Giannis Milonogiannis and I are the latest-born creative team to ever work on the series, and, as a result, we’re far more influenced by the cartoons and toys than we are the classic Marvel comics. As an adult, I’ve gone back and read most of Larry Hama’s original run, and honestly it’s phenomenal stuff that holds up in a way that most comics from the 80s simply do not. And the Silent Interlude [G.I. Joe #21] issue? Even after having heard so much about it, it didn’t just live up to the hype; it surpassed it.That being said. However, we’re aiming to strike a different tone with our book, especially since Hama is still writing his ongoing Real American Hero series at IDW. We set out to take everything we loved about the cartoon – the big action, the over-the-top visuals and set-pieces, the zany sci-fi elements, the massive roster and the fun one-liners – and modernize it. It’s a new, fresh take on G.I. Joe, but one that still honors and showcases what it is that makes the series so great. It’s a bunch of diverse friends coming together to fight a faceless, homogenous, fascist evil. It’s about the most progressive concept that you could imagine and it’s exactly the book we need right now. It’s the Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe.How much are Action Man, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, and Rom going to influence the G.I. Joe book?G.I. Joe, while it exists in the same shared universe, is very much its own title. I’m not just a comic writer – I’m a comic reader. So I hate it as much as you do when I start really loving a series and then find out that I have to buy some other, unrelated title to know what’s going on. Or watch as my beloved comic gets highjacked by characters and concepts from other books.G.I. Joe already has an absolutely massive roster, and there’s a freaking Transformer on the team, so while the Joes will definitely be making use of Cybertronian technology, I don’t really plan on bringing in folks from M.A.S.K. or Micronauts. G.I. Joe is The Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe, so that’s where we’re keeping the focus.Who’s your favorite Transformer?If you’d asked me a year ago, I’d have said Starscream without a second’s hesitation. But now, with what we’ve done with the character and what I know is coming down the pike, Skywarp is No. 1 with a bullet.What’s your favorite G.I. Joe vehicle?I really love the Triple T, and I promise I’m not just saying that because Sgt. Slaughter drove it. In fact, I made a big list of all the classic Joe vehicles I want to use and that ones at the top. People are going to flip when they see how we introduce it.Will we ever see a G.I. Joe or Cobra combiner? Or maybe a Titan-class U.S.S. Flagg Transformer?Man, I hope so! That kind of decision is most definitely in the hands of the fine folks at Hasbro, but if they decide they want to do it, I’ve got just the thing for them. The second year of G.I. Joe is going to get very, very weird and very, very awesome.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. Stay on targetlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews Glass

first_img Once upon a time, with the eyes of the world upon him at an important crossroads in his life as an auteur filmmaker at what felt very much like a major turning point in a tumultuous career; M. Night Shyamalan stepped up with Lady In The Water and delivered unto a nervous and eager viewing public… a meandering and almost aggressively anti-satisfying (yet none the less bizarre and intensely personal) deconstructionist narrative-essay in the form of an unwieldy “elevated” genre feature that was partly about his favored themes of working through loss and trauma, partly about the practice of storytelling itself and the reasons for the stories we tell ourselves but mostly about how EVERYONE WHO HAS CRITICIZED HIM AND HIS WORK IS A MEAN WRONG EVIL PERSON OPERATING IN BAD FAITH AND NARROW-MINDED IGNORANCE WHOSE CRITICISMS ARE AN ACTIVE SYMPTOM OF EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD AND HOLDING BACK TRUE VISIONARIES LIKE HIM FROM BECOMING THEIR TRUE SELVES ROBBING US OF THEIR TRUTH!Now, 13 years and an… interesting subsequent filmography later, Shyamalan has returned to that same basic crossroads with Glass the long-awaited sequel to Unbreakable which is also a sequel Split (which of course turned out to be itself a stealth sequel to Unbreakable.) He’s rested, tested, been through the fire, seen his peaks and valleys, and thus the resulting film this time is:…a meandering and almost aggressively anti-satisfying (yet none the less bizarre and intensely personal) deconstructionist narrative-essay in the form of an unwieldy “elevated” genre feature partly about his favored themes of working through loss and trauma, partly about the practice of storytelling itself and the reasons for the stories we tell ourselves but (wouldn’t you know it?) mostly about how EVERYONE WHO HAS CRITICIZED HIM AND HIS WORK IS A MEAN WRONG EVIL PERSON OPERATING IN BAD FAITH AND NARROW-MINDED IGNORANCE WHOSE CRITICISMS ARE AN ACTIVE SYMPTOM OF EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD AND HOLDING BACK TRUE VISIONARIES LIKE HIM FROM BECOMING THEIR TRUE SELVES ROBBING US OF THEIR TRUTH!!!Although he didn’t cast himself as Self-Help Jesus-in-waiting this time, so… that’s progress, perhaps?In any case, I have a feeling it’s going to be very difficult for any movie this year to be more frustrating than Glass; partly because it’s simply frustrating for all of the regularly banal ways that Shyamalan’s films tend to have been regardless of quality ever since he had that “Two great, one pretty damn good” hat-trick right at the beginning with The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs: It’s too long, it’s stilted, it’s remarkably pretentious and self-serious but also leaves you with a mounting sense that the more it wants you to take it all seriously, the less serious you should actually be taking it. More specifically, though, it’s frustrating because BEING frustrating — setting up expectations and leaving them hanging, disappointing the audience and the characters, being unsatisfying, dashing hopes, confounding logic, seeming to go in more agreeable but also conventional directions, but only for the purpose of then not going there in order to make a statement about why not — seems to be the entire point of the film; in which case it’s something of a challenge to work out which frustrating aspects are there by design (regardless of success) versus which frustrations are the result of design “flaws,” which, in itself, is another level of frustration. Granted, it’s hard to have too much sympathy for the “disappointment” of anyone who actually remembered the general tone and thematic arc of Unbreakable, and yet somehow still expected the follow-up to Night’s moody thought-piece deconstruction of the superhero genre (set in a thoroughly realistic world without costumes, capes, mutations, kryptonite, etc., but where maybe people who are just a little bit stronger, faster, smarter, and more intuitive than an ordinary human could maybe exist if someone just nudged them to find out) to somehow morph into a conventionally-cathartic, hero-versus-villain superhuman showdown between David Dunn and “The Horde” WITHOUT Night pulling all the rugs out from under them; but it’s still shockingly audacious just how willing and enthusiastic he is get busy not delivering exactly that. Instead, he gives us our first superhuman clash right away in Act I; revealing that, yes, Bruce Willis’ super-strong sad-sack David Dunn has in fact been operating as a full-blown, superhero “The Overseer” since we last saw him in Unbreakable and that he’s set his sights on rescuing four kidnapped girls from James McAvoy’s “Horde” from Split, an extreme D.I.D. afflictee, whose alternate personalities are all in thrall to a “higher” persona called The Beast, whose emergence triggers an actual physical transformation in their host, and grants him superhuman strength based on the “powers” of various animals. But no sooner had they locked horns (and revealed that, yes, Shyamalan intends to continue Unbreakable’s motif of shooting fights scenes that emphasize how awkward, exhausting and kind of absurd such actions would look in reality) than they’re both grabbed up and tossed into a secure mental hospital along with David’s mentor-turned-nemesis “Mr. Glass” (Samuel L. Jackson) … at which point it becomes crushingly clear what the majority of Glass is actually going to be — and what this is all actually about for its director.The hospital, it turns out, has been tricked-out to specifically house all three of them under the care of a therapist (Sarah Paulson) specializing in treating people who believe themselves to be real-life superheroes, which she describes in terms of “delusions of grandeur.” This is of course anathema to Glass, a brilliant but psychotic comic book devotee who not only believes superheroes and supervillains can (and should) exist in the real world but who was (in Unbreakable) revealed to have carried out acts of mass-murder attempting to kick-start necessarily-traumatic “origin-stories” to create them; but it’s also clearly a scab that Shyamalan is keen to pick at for deflating obvious allegorical reasons, i.e. how dare any narrow-minded know-it-all presume to try and browbeat exceptionally-gifted people into doubting their giftedness simply because of a few setbacks?Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Bruce Willis in ‘Glass’ (Photo Credit: Jessica Kourkounis / Universal Pictures)Paulson’s angle is that she believes “thinking you have special powers” is psychological disorder she can cure all three men of either by therapy or (because we need a ticking clock) high-tech lobotomy, and so we have our main storyline and metaphor: An extended series of extremely gloomy arguments about whether or not it’s insane, arrogant or both to entertain the possibility that you or anyone else might be special or unique and also why it is mercurial auteur filmmakers can’t seem to do superhero-deconstructions without eventually going all Howard Roarke. Naturally, we’ve already SEEN all of these people do the very things Paulson’s character now insists they perhaps just imagined or exaggerated in the earlier movies so there’s never any real doubt (how could there be?) as to what Glass or its writer/director’s answer is going to be on the question of “Should I consider that my assumed strengths are not exactly as I’ve perceived them?” But you can, at least, see where this is a logical place to go in terms of exploring the characters further in preparation for a climax where they can collide as more fully-understood beings. From a dramatic and structural standpoint, this makes sense. Unfortunately (or not, depending on how much of Glass’ bat-shit off-the-rails nonsensical third act is intentionally so — Night has said his first cut was about three-and-a-half hours long and, honestly, that feels a little short) while the filmmaker’s seeming disdain for the sound and fury and “problems solved with fisticuffs” of the modern comic book movie remains readily apparent throughout, he also seems to have been sincerely bitten by the Cinematic Universe bug. So while the film’s very long, fairly uneventful middle section is indeed mostly about watching David, The Horde, and Mr. Glass’ therapy sessions; it’s more of a highlight reel than an in-depth record — because Night ALSO has a pair of brand-new twists cooking (one medium-sized, one jumbo) designed to not only further retroactively tie the three characters together, but to tie the “whole wide world” of the three films into a grand unifying “big idea” story conceit that requires the narrative to repeatedly cut away from its main focus to supporting characters like David’s son, Mr. Glass’ mother, and Anya-Taylor Joy as the lone survivor from Split, pouring through comic books and Google searches for clues to set up a BONKERS succession of reveals within reveals that either needed to be explained a lot more or a lot less to have “worked” in any context… but probably still wouldn’t have, since this is all still caught in a push-pull between Shyamalan’s low-key mischievious desire to needle audiences for hoping he’d make a “fun” superhero movie while also issuing his manifesto condemning anyone who ever tried to tell him he’d lost that Sixth Sense Midas touch.In other words, if (as I’m given to suspect was the case) Shyamalan’s intent with Glass was in part to deliberately set-up and deliver a gigantic “let down” for the audience — in part as “commentary” on the ubiquity of the superhero genre as presently constituted but also as setup for a gigantic out-of-nowhere “reveal” that ranks as a “You’ve GOT to be KIDDING!” all-timer even for a filmmaker who’s more or less made “You got to be kidding!” his personal brand for almost two decades — I’m effectively at a loss for how to approach it in a critical context: How do you gauge whether or not something fails to deliver if “not delivering” is what it’s setting out to do? When is failing at failing not simply “succeeding?”Well, alright then, M. Night. if you were trying to “defeat” movie critics with the same basic techniques James T. Kirk uses to defeat computerized brains? You may have finally won. I have no idea if Glass simply doesn’t work (or does work and just isn’t a thing you should’ve done) but it’s clear that you’re going to be always at least be worth paying attention to — and that’s not nothing.More MovieBob Reviews on Geek.com:MovieBob Reviews: ‘Vice’MovieBob Reviews: ‘Destroyer’MovieBob Reviews: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Stay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more