Life is lived off Instagram

first_imgIn the era of social media, one needs to be photo-ready all the time, and Swara Bhaskar feels that this constant pressure of pleasing others in our social circle is making us more conscious than ever.”We have made a parallel word for ourselves on social media on which we are in this relentless pressure of looking perfect, posting good pictures and seeking others’ approval.” “This dependancy on virtual friends has in turn led to the lack of confidence in us. A situation has arised where seeking approval from them matters more than our own opinion,” she adds. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAlso, the actor who makes public appearances every now and then in her most glam looks, shares that if she has learned anything in her career, it is that life is lived off Instagram. “Wearing an attire and posing for camera is a part of my job, but actually wearing it and carrying it in real life is totally different,” says Swara. Like most of her opinions, Swara’s take on body shaming also holds great substance. The actor notes that the issue is not new, we have been known to it, and dealing with it since long. “The issues of getting accepted in the social circle is nothing new to women. It has been there since time immemorial, but I feel, with our dependence on social media, a new problem of accepting their own bodies has also come into existence,” she adds. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAccording to the Veere Di Wedding actor, internet also promotes a sense of self consciousness, with which no matter how we look, we are always unsure about ourselves. However, she is glad that the issue of body shaming is being given due importance nowadays. “I feel really happy that brands like Clovia are trying to cater to different body types – which is extending a sense of acceptance and confidence in women of all body types,” says Swara, who was recently seen in the brand’s store of Kalkaji, Delhi, for their one-year celebration. Swara’s tips for women who are the victim of body shaming? Don’t listen to negative remarks that people make, it is simply the reflection of their own insecurity, not yours. To fight back such people, you need to first remind yourself and accept that you are beautiful and you should love yourself – your body is a part of who you are. Fitness is important, being fit and strong has nothing to do with being thin. If you are healthy, it is good – you should be healthy. It is a myth that people with plus size body type cannot look good, it is all about carrying yourself. Just find right clothes that accentuate the advantages of your body, your curves. Last but not the least, it is a secret which all grandmothers tell, Sarees make everyone good look. When in doubt, wear a saree. Swara has always been an inspiration for many. “There are fans who want to look like celebrities, and crazily follow the way they dress up. Having said that, there is also a group of people who get into the inferiority complex and feel disappointed about the way they look.” “It is okay if people want to look good and wear make up to work or gatherings, but I feel it is very important to live a life without that cover of perfection too,” quotes Swara. “We are real people, we were born without make up, if you go on the internet, you will find 100 pictures of me without make up, or wearing a night suit,” she states. Giving examples of celebrities who came off the curtains in their most natural look only to spread out the message that it is okay to look average, Swara says, “I accept the natural tendency of women to be attracted towards glamour, make up and all, but I also believe that women should be comfortable with their skin. They should not be conscious about hideing their scars, pimples, or correcting their skins, there is much more to do,” she concludes.last_img read more

Tensions rising over Prosperity gold mine

first_imgBy Rob SmithAPTN National NewsInflammatory remarks from a respected Williams Lake, B.C.,businessman highlight the growing tension between the town’s people and the Tsilhqot’in nation which opposes a gold and copper mine that would drain sacred Fish Lake.Walter Cobb, president of the Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce, accused the Tsilhqot’in of standing in the way of progress.“They don’t want to work…Some of those leaders seem to not want their people to work or prosper on the reserve,” said Cobb. “I don’t have any idea what the rational is.”Cobb warns there will be a backlash if Taseko Mines Ltd.’s Prosperity gold and copper project is stopped.The federal cabinet will ultimately decide the project’s fate and a decision is expected at any time.last_img read more

India Pakistan trade heavy fire across LoC

first_imgJammu: The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, the Defence Ministry said. “At about 8.30 a.m., Pakistan initiated unprovoked shelling using mortars and firing small arms along the LoC in Sawjian sector,” Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said. The Indian Army retaliated “befittingly”, he added. Intermittent firing exchanges were still going on.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Takes in Charge the Hospitalization of Moroccan Comedian

Rabat – King Mohammed VI will take in charge the hospitalization fees of the actor and comedian Abderrahim Tounsi, known simply as Abderraouf, transferring him to Rabat Military Hospital to be treated for severe breathing problems.The artist was hospitalized Monday in a clinic in Casablanca, where he was admitted to intensive care unit. His condition is considered “serious,” according to his son.“At around 3am on Monday, my father’s condition worsened suddenly. We were forced to take him to a private clinic. Even today, his condition remains unstable,” Tounsi eldest son told le360. “As soon as he was aware of the deterioration of Abderraouf’s state of health, King Mohammed VI decided to pay for my father’s hospitalization expenses,” he added. This morning, Abderraouf will be transferred to the military hospital of Rabat. read more

Gender issues in UN peacekeeping focus of New York gathering

Addressing participants yesterday, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno noted the progress made in integrating gender issues more systematically in peacekeeping.Advances have been made in increasing the numbers of women elected to office; supporting the adoption of gender-sensitive laws on rape, domestic violence and inheritance rights; and supporting national police in recruiting more women to security services.There has also been modest progress in appointing women to senior roles in peacekeeping, as well as increased deployment of women by troop and police contributing countries, he noted. Nevertheless, challenges remain in translating the growing body of policies and guidelines into practice, as well as in confronting passive resistance to gender issues among peacekeeping personnel.Topics being discussed at the annual training and strategic planning workshop include best practices, gender mainstreaming, and other global priorities.The sharing of best practices and lessons learned in UN operations is also the subject of a new report by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in which he emphasizes the importance of having a comprehensive body of accessible and updated guidance for the Organization’s peacekeeping activities. “It is essential that we build upon the experiences arising from the scale of current deployments and ensure that today’s peacekeepers receive the best possible support from their colleagues around the globe,” Mr. Ban writes.He states that in modern peacekeeping, support is no longer measured only in terms of the timely provision of personnel, funds and materiel. “Today, it also includes the capacity to apply institutional knowledge to help solve new challenges and avoid any recurrence of problems of the past.”The Secretary-General notes that more than 100,000 young men and women will rotate through UN peacekeeping operations this year as soldiers, police and civilians, many of whom have never served in the world body’s missions.“They come from diverse backgrounds with legitimate expectations that the institution that has deployed them into difficult post-conflict environments will furnish them with access to the knowledge and guidance they need to do their work,” Mr. Ban points out.He also evaluates the methodology and tools used to manage best practices in peacekeeping operations since the introduction in 2005 of a new system for these activities. 16 January 2008Gender advisers and focal points from all United Nations peacekeeping missions are meeting at the world body’s Headquarters in New York on issues related to the specific needs of men and women in post-conflict situations. read more

Leading underworld gang member arrested by STF

A leading underworld gang member has been arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF).The Police said that 24-year-old underworld gang member Prabhath Madusanka alias “Barrel Sanka” was arrested by the STF in Peliyagoda. The underworld gang member was arrested with heroin in his possession. (Colombo Gazette)

Physics grad student wins Vanier Scholarship

Michelle Przedborski hass been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2013.Graduate student Michelle Przedborski is fascinated by superconductors.They can be materials ranging from elements, such as aluminum and mercury to metallic alloys, to compounds, such as the high-temperature copper oxides, which show unusual electrical and magnetic properties below certain temperatures.“If superconductors were implemented into the world’s electrical power grid, energy losses could be minimized,” Przedborski says. “This could help to sustain the world’s increasing power needs.”The PhD physics student is examining theoretical aspects of superconductivity. For that work, she has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2013.The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Each of the recipients receives $50,000 a year for three years, to help them as they pursue and complete their doctoral studies.“Receiving the Vanier scholarship shows aspiring researchers that someone out there believes in them,” Przedborski says. “This reinforces confidence in the abilities of these researchers who are just starting out, which gives them the motivation to continue down the path to success.“In a sense, these awards are like self-fulfilling prophecies,” she says.The award will fund Przedborski’s research, “Static and Dynamical Properties of Domain Walls in Unconventional Superconductors.”Unconventional superconductors include materials, such as copper oxides and iron pnictides, whose physical properties cannot be fully explained by established theories.“While we have a clear picture of the mechanisms behind superconductivity in the conventional materials, we do not have a full theoretical understanding of the origin or nature of the superconductivity in these newer unconventional materials,” Przedborski says.During her time as a graduate student, Przedborski has published many papers and presented her research at international conferences, winning the respect of her peers and supervisors.“Michelle has consistently been the best student in my classes,” says Kirill Samokhin, physics professor and MSc thesis supervisor. “She stood out as a hard-working and inquisitively-minded student, with mathematical skills of a high caliber.During her studies, Przedborski won numerous awards for her outstanding academic achievements.She has also played key roles in various initiatives offered by Academic-Zone Learning Services at the Student Development Centre, including as a project leader and panelist in Scientifically Yours, a program that aims to generate interest in math and science careers among young women.She has also served as a workshop leader in the Bridging Our Worlds Through Science Aboriginal Science camp, which encourages First Nations youth to explore career paths in the field of science while maintaining and honouring their cultural traditions and teachings.“What is most impressive, beyond Michelle’s research and academic achievement, is her ability to inspire and motivate others to reach their potential,” says Jill Brindle, manager of the Academic-Zone Learning Services and Aboriginal Student Services at the Student Development Centre.“Michelle leads by example and is generous with her time and energy to help others.”Listen to an interview with Przedborski on CFBU read more

Crescent Point Energy eyes asset sales after laying off 230 staff in

CALGARY — The new management team at Crescent Point Energy Corp. is focused on identifying assets for sale and boosting operating efficiency after laying off about 230 employees and full-time contractors last month.CEO Craig Bryksa, who replaced long-time CEO Scott Saxberg on an interim basis in May, said Thursday the company acted quickly after announcing its plan to cut staff by 17 per cent in early September.“Although we are in the very early stages of implementing our plan, we have completed the reorganizational restructuring we announced last month,” Bryksa said on a conference call.“We expect the reorganization to result in approximately $50 million of annual cost savings starting in the fourth quarter of 2018.”Crescent Point Energy cuts 17% of workforce, plans to reduce debt by $1 billionCrescent Point investors seek signs of new direction after CEO shakeupCrescent Point’s CEO Scott Saxberg leaves company as oil producer looks to turn business aroundAbout 1,200 staff remain after the cuts, said company spokeswoman Andree Morier, adding Crescent Point isn’t expecting any further reductions.It reported $5.7 million in severance payouts in the third quarter.Price discounts for Canadian oil linked to export pipeline constraints will strip about 15 per cent from the company’s average realized price in the current quarter versus what it received in the three months ended Sept. 30, said Bryksa on the call.Those discounts are lower than most peers, he said, because most of Crescent Point’s production comes from Saskatchewan and the United States, downstream from Alberta pipeline pinch points.The company said federal carbon taxes to be imposed in Saskatchewan starting next April are expected to reduce annual cash flow from operations by a minimal amount, likely less than one per cent.Crescent Point posted a profit of $30.5 million in the quarter, compared with a loss of $270 million a year ago.The profit amounted to six cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with a loss of 50 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Production averaged 174,275 barrels of oil equivalent per day compared with 176,069 boe/d in the third quarter last year, with about 90 per cent in the form of oil and natural gas liquids.The company’s average selling price was $67.15 per barrel of oil equivalent, up from $47.35 a year ago. read more

Working with Iraqi people top priority for UN mission Annan and envoy

Mr. Annan said Mr. Vieira de Mello, who will be taking a four-month leave of absence from his current post as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to serve in Iraq, was ideally suited to carry out the functions ascribed to the Special Representative by the Security Council resolution on the UN’s role in the country’s reconstruction adopted last week.”The Council has called on the United Nations to assist the Iraqi people, in coordination with the Authority, in a wide range of areas, including humanitarian relief, reconstruction, infrastructure rehabilitation, legal and judicial reforms, human rights and return of refugees, and also to assist with civilian police,” Mr. Annan told a news conference at which he introduced Mr. Vieira de Mello as his envoy.Mr. Annan said it had been difficult for him to take Mr. Vieira de Mello away from his human rights job, even on a temporary basis, “particularly as human rights has been on top of my own agenda and it is absolutely important to this organization.”It was not an easy decision but it also reflects the important challenge that we need to take on,” he added.In his own comments to the press, Mr. Vieira de Mello also stressed human rights and Iraqi sovereignty. “The people of Iraq, as we know only too well, have suffered and have suffered enough. It is time that we all – the Iraqis first, the coalition authority and the United Nations – come together to ensure that this suffering comes to an end and that the Iraqi people take their destiny into their own hands as the Security Council resolution calls for as quickly as possible,” he said.”I consider the development of a culture of human rights in Iraq as fundamental to stability and to peace in that country,” he added. Respect for human rights “is the only solid foundation for durable peace and for development,” he said, and he especially stressed women’s rights and “their full participation in the consultative processes, not least the political one, that lie ahead.”Mr. Vieira de Mello, a 55-year-old Brazilian who has spent 30 years at the UN working in some of the most sensitive post-conflict spots like Kosovo, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and East Timor, “has an exceptional and unique experience in running these operations and is also known as a good team builder and a consensus-builder,” the Secretary-General said.”I think he is someone who will hit the ground running,” he added.Replying to questions, Mr. Vieira de Mello said he planned to arrive in Baghdad by next Monday and his first priority would be to make contact with Iraqi society, representatives of the media, of civil society. “There are many Iraqi societies which in their richness have been suppressed brutally for the last 24 years. But they are there, they are there or are returning as we speak and they are my priority,” he added.He said his second priority would be to establish good working relations with the United States-run provisional governing Authority there. His third would be to visit all the provinces “because Iraq is not limited to Baghdad and I think it is important that I pay attention to what Iraqis in all regions and provinces actually feel and aspire in terms of their future,” he said.Video of press conference read more

UNESCO denounces yet another journalists murder in Philippines

Allan Dizon, a photojournalist for the daily The Freeman and the tabloid Banat News who was killed in the city of Cebu on 27 November, is reported to have recently written about drug-trafficking in a Cebu neighbourhood, according to the non-governmental organization Reporters without Borders. “His death is a severe blow to democracy, which largely depends on the ability of the media to collect and disseminate information to the public,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a statement yesterday. Before Mr. Dizon’s assassination, the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) reported that nine journalists had been killed in the Philippines this year alone and a total of 45 had been murdered since the establishment of democracy in 1986. More journalists have been killed in the Philippines this year than in any other country, except Iraq. According to WAN, none of those responsible for the murder of journalists in the Philippines has been convicted. read more

Grain futures rise pork prices fall

by The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2013 11:18 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Grain futures rise, pork prices fall CHICAGO – Grains futures rose Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for September delivery rose 14.5 cents to $6.775 a bushel; September corn rose 18.5 cents to $5.5175 a bushel; September oats added 4 cents to $3.61 a bushel; while August soybeans rose 12.75 cents to $14.6825 a bushel.Beef prices were mixed, while pork prices fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.August live cattle rose 0.65 cent to $1.2272 a pound; August feeder cattle fell 0.45 cent to $1.5115 a pound; August lean hogs fell 0.38 cent to 95.17 cents a pound. read more

Bringing perpetrators of serious crimes to justice vital for Libyas transition –

“Individuals alleged to have committed serious crimes in Libya must be brought to justice either in Libya or at the International Criminal Court: this is not negotiable,” Fatou Bensouda said in her briefing to the Security Council.“Above all, we hope we can count on the cooperation of States in facilitating the smooth arrest and surrender of those against whom warrants will be issued,” she added. “This is key for sending a clear message to would-be Libyan perpetrators and indeed all other would-be perpetrators that the international community is watching and will no longer allow impunity to reign unchecked.”The 15-member body referred the situation in Libya to the ICC in 2011, the year that the country embarked on a democratic transition following the ouster of Muammar al-Qadhafi.The Prosecutor cited the need for the Government to immediately surrender Saif Al-Islam Qadhafi – the former leader’s son, who has been indicted by the ICC in relation to attacks against protesters and rebels during the 2011 uprising – to the Court without further delay.“National judicial proceedings can never be an excuse for failure to comply with the Chamber’s order,” she noted.Ms. Bensouda also regretted that progress has been slow in the case of former senior intelligence official Abdullah Al-Senussi, who was also indicted for alleged crimes against humanity. The ICC had decided that he could be tried in Libya by the national authorities.“We urge the Government of Libya to ensure that the case against him is proceeded with without undue delay and with full respect for his due process rights,” she stated.Overall, the Prosecutor noted that Libya continues to face “serious security challenges and deep political crisis” which undermine its ability to effect much needed meaningful judicial and other changes. “The steady decline in the security situation has hampered my Office’s investigative activities and hindered possibilities for effective interaction with the Government of Libya,” she stated.“Strengthening Libya’s ability to assume its security responsibilities remains key to the success of our joint endeavours to bring lasting peace in Libya,” she added, noting the need for increased and well-coordinated international efforts to provide support to the country.Ms. Bensouda said that reports of torture and mistreatment as well as deaths by torture in illegal detention centres are “worrying,” and stressed that illegal detentions and torture should have no place in modern Libya. “Those alleged to be responsible for these crimes must be investigated, prosecution and face the full force of the law,” she stated.To assist Libya, the Prosecutor proposed that the country’s key partners should seriously consider forming a contact group on justice issues through which material and legal support could be provided regularly to enhance Libya’s efforts to bring justice to victims. She hoped the proposal will be followed up as soon as possible, saying that this will send a clear message to the Government that its key partners intend to follow through on their pledges to support justice initiatives and to support the evolving relationship between the ICC and the Government. read more

Denmark SemiFinals Holstebro with slight advantage against Bjerringbro

← Previous Story Tihomir Doder joins HC Metalurg Skopje Next Story → IK Savehof is Swedish Champion 2012! The Danish semi-finals were played and we saw Team-Tvis Holstebro taking small advantage against Bjerringbro-Silkeborg in the first game, winning it with 26:23. Bjerringbro will be favorites at home, but this season they have been playing in changing form.In the second semi-final, KIF Kolding played 26:26 at home against AG Kobenhavn, and it is expected that the Copenhagen-based team will resolve the home game in favour, as they will be huge favorite to go to the final.The Danish semi-finals are played in two-games format. One home and one away, and the total score is what accounts, and if equal, the away goals rule is to be used. bjerringbrocopenhagenholstebrokobenhavnkoldingsilkeborg read more

White House says monitoring Cyprus bank plan closely

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The White House is monitoring Cyprus’ plans to seize money from bank depositors to secure the island’s financial rescue, a White House spokesman said on Monday, but declined to comment further on the plan, which has rattled financial markets.“We’re obviously monitoring the situation right now,» White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at a briefing. «Webelieve it’s very important for Europe to take steps necessary, as they have been, to both grow and deal with sovereign debt issues.”Carney declined to comment further on the situation in Cyprus, where government officials are trying put in place a plan that would impose a tax on bank accounts as part of a 10 billion-euro bailout by the European Union.Source: Reuters.last_img read more

Watch Guy Catches iPhone in Midair While Riding Roller Coaster

first_img Not all heroes wear capes. Some are just roller coaster-riding guys with lightning-fast reflexes. New Zealander Samuel Kempf recently proved this when he caught an iPhone in midair while riding a roller coaster — and it was all caught on camera.Kempf told New Zealand’s 1 NEWS that he was riding the Shambhala roller coaster at PortAventura theme park in Spain when he saw a rider a few rows ahead on the coaster drop their iPhone X.“Long story short, I caught it,” said Kempf, whose ninja-like reflexes were caught on the on-ride camera.The video shows Kempf reaching over his ride companion to catch the flying iPhone while the roller coaster is going about 83 miles an hour. He then holds on to the iPhone for the rest of the ride, while accepting high-fives from other impressed riders.Kemp told 1 NEWS he later returned the smartphone to the owner.“He was super surprised and happy at the same time,” Kempf said. “He gave me a big hug and said he was going to buy the on-ride video for me.”Kempf is actually a fistball athlete, and was in Spain after representing New Zealand at the Fistballing World Championships in Switzerland — so that could explain his champion-worthy moves.Watch This Next: This Edgeless Concept iPhone Is Out of This WorldMore on Geek.com:1 Million People Have ‘Flown’ on This Star Wars Ride at DisneylandDriver Fights Ticket for Using Cellphone With ‘Hash Brown Defense’Suspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X While It Sat in Police Evidence Stay on target TSA Reverses Ban on ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Coca-Co…1 Million People Have Flown on This ‘Star Wars’ Ride at Disneyland last_img read more

Two migrant landings suspected in Provo since Sunday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp57 illegal migrants captured in Nassau, Bahamas yesterday.#TurksandCaicos, December 12, 2017 – Providenciales – TCI law enforcers have managed to capture only one illegal Haitian after a landing last night in North West Providenciales.   The peculiar thing about the Monday landing is that there is no vessel yet found, Magnetic Media is told.   It is believed that 60 illegals managed to make it to shore in the breach last night.   There is no information on the suspected landing on Sunday.Nearby Bahamas made an interception early Monday in Nassau where 57 illegals were caught.  Three were children.   On Sunday, in Inagua, a huge haul of cocaine was found on a Haitian boat; five Haitians, including the captain were arrested.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was due to brief media today on the influx from Haiti; revealing that so far in 2017 1,100 illegal migrants have been apprehended with the help of Royal Bahamas Police, Bahamas Immigration and the US Coast Guard.#MagneticMediaNews#suspectedslooplandinginProvoHeader photo: NW Point beach Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Columbia Credit Union plans new building

first_imgWHAT: 12-branch Vancouver-based credit union with 71,700 members.ASSETS: $816 million.FOUNDED: 1952.LOOKING AHEAD: Has submitted plans to construct a 20,000-square-foot addition to its operation center at 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive, Vancouver.ONLINE: Columbia Credit UnionVancouver-based Columbia Credit Union has submitted a request to construct a second office building at its main operation center off Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard.The proposal is for a 20,000-square-foot, two-story structure located just north of the site’s existing 33,000-square-foot building at 200 Park Plaza Drive. The center is located on 2.7 acres about one block north of Mill Plain at Southeast 131st Avenue, next to Columbia Credit Union’s Cascade Park branch.Reasons behind the proposal were unclear on Monday, as credit union officials were not available by phone or email.Columbia Credit Union operates 12 branches in Clark County, including nine Vancouver branches and one each in Ridgefield, Washougal and Battle Ground.In 2003, Columbia Credit Union moved some of its services out of the operation site in east Vancouver, transferring personnel and services to a fifth-floor office space in downtown Vancouver. At the time, the credit union leased 20,000 square feet in the Murdock Building at 703 Broadway. That move transferred about 30 employees, including business banking staff and mortgage and trust services.The move relocated Columbia’s downtown branch to the first floor of the Murdock Building. The relocation was prompted by the credit union’s sale of its former downtown branch property — at 503 W. Sixth St. — to Columbian Publisher Scott Campbell, who bought the site to build a new office building for the newspaper. The building constructed by The Columbian is now Vancouver City Hall.Credit union leaders said in 2003 that it was important the organization maintain a downtown presence. They had also considered adding 20,000 square feet of space to the east Vancouver site.last_img read more

Man 2 teens arrested for allegedly robbing Homestead church pastor

first_imgHOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – A man and two teens are in custody, Thursday, for allegedly robbing a pastor at a church in Homestead.According to police, one of the thieves hit the pastor over the head and used a Taser on him. The thieves then reportedly stole his watch and phone before driving away.The brutal attack was caught on surveillance video.The ambush occurred last week at the Casa de Refugio church, located along Southwest Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue.One of the suspects is expected to appear in bond court, Thursday afternoon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Face Up Psychology Today

first_imgLevine opted for a simple green and black color palette so as not to distract from the cover image. An important consideration, however, was the model’s make up. “I gave the makeup artist instructions before the shoot, and said the ‘most important thing is that the model doesn’t look Halloween-ish, like Shrek, or like the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz.’”Achieving the shiny green glow required the makeup artist to combine green foundation with a binder to thicken it and apply shine over it, in addition to green lipstick. The green tongue was a product of Levine’s post-shoot Photoshop handywork. However, the constraints of a one-day shoot offered little time to experiment with alternative shades of green. While initially Psychology Today considered “making her [the cover model’s] eyes green to represent jealousy, as in the expression ‘green-eyed monster,’ it was actually distracting,” says Levine. The full-on green cover may be better suited to the expression “green with envy,” but, as Levine says, “envy and jealously are often confused.” The overarching goal was to ensure that the cover didn’t take on a synthetic quality. “We wanted it to have a natural feel,” he says. “Often, I try to create a poster impact, but as PT is a general interest magazine, we’re essentially selling the idea of being a person. I wanted to tie the cover to the gut emotion of jealousy.”DESIGNER’S COMMENTS “Visually, this is a very arresting cover. The image is bold, yet simple—the cover lines are catchy and easy to read. Even though the cover has a lot of information, it doesn’t feel cluttered to me, but informative. My only criticism is that the image seems to have little to do with the coverline. Yes, she’s green with envy (…not actually the same as jealousy…), but she looks like she’s proudly belting out the last note of a rock ballad. I don’t get a sense of the emotional confusion and spite that jealously brings out in a person. But, maybe I’m just envious.”Karen Player | Art Director | Harvard Business Review“As for the image, jealousy is the ‘green-eyed monster,’ not the Hulk. In order to convey jealousy, it would work to have her eyes open and green, and keeping her face ‘un-green.’ Eyes have a tendency to really attract people and draw them in, so having her eyes closed isn’t adding anything to the cover. Her crooked mouth is also kind of disconcerting. I do love the + and – signs that the art director uses; they really work graphically. I also really like most of the coverlines. One that could use some work is ‘5 Dating Shake-Ups for Singles,’ since I don’t know what a ‘shake-up’ is; also, the coverline ‘10 Laws of Great Art.’ I thought the point of art is that what’s good is subjective. The word ‘law’ is also jarring. I would space the left side coverline “What A Kiss Can Tell You” to read: What/A Kiss/Can/Tell/You.”Thea Selby | Principal | Next Steps Marketing, Inc. MAGSTATSIssue: August 2009Frequency: Bi-monthly Launched: 1967Circ: 307,000Publishing Company: Sussex Publishers, LLCEditor-in-Chief: Kaja PerinaArt Director: Ed Levine Photographer: Andrew Eccles Capturing a facial expression to represent the theme of an issue isn’t as easy at it looks. New York’s January 21-29, 2008 double issue, “Peace + Quiet,” featured an outline-less woman’s face with eyes closed, exuding relaxation and escape; more recently, Esquire’s 2009 commemorative issue featured the ‘Hope’ headshot of a pensive Barack Obama that read “What Now?”For Psychology Today’s August cover, art director Ed Levine wanted to use an iconic image, “something that was strong graphically and emotionally,” to convey the cover story “Jealousy: Why It’s Really About You.”last_img read more

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska OKs

first_imgSoutheast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has authorized its courts to perform same-sex marriages.The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced its new policy Monday.It defines legal marriage to be with another person, regardless of gender.President Richard Peterson, in a press release, said the council is, quote, “exercising our self-determination and sovereign authority and making sure that we provide for equal treatment of our tribal citizens.”Old rules allowed tribal courts to conduct marriages, though it wasn’t a regular practice. The council’s new policy is expected to encourage its courts to perform same-and opposite-sex marriages.Its directive also includes divorces.The council said its action adds to a growing list of tribes amending or adopting rules to recognize gender equality.Freedom to Marry, based in New York City, lists nine tribal governments in the Pacific Northwest, the upper Midwest and Oklahoma that OK’d same-sex marriages during the past half-dozen years.President Evan Wolfson said he’s sure there are more.“Members of the tribes know what it’s like to experience discrimination,” Wolfson said. “They know what it’s like to be shoved outside, to be looked down on.”“And I think what tribal authorities are saying is that, out of that history, we know it’s important that we not commit the same kinds of discrimination, that we not isolate people, is that we not harm them.”The central council claims a membership of nearly 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians in and outside Alaska.last_img read more