CSC approves Trafford deal

first_img Show Comments ▼ CSC approves Trafford deal Share Tags: NULL Shareholders in Capital Shopping Centres yesterday gave the green light to the firm’s £1.6bn purchase of the Trafford Centre, bringing to a close months of tussling with predatory investor Simon Property. Simon said in a statement yesterday that it would “closely track the progress” of the CSC board, after giving up on its £3bn takeover bid earlier this month. The Trafford takeover will give previous owner Peel Holdings a one-quarter stake in CSC, though it amended its terms after Simon criticised the deal in November. whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia KCS-content Wednesday 26 January 2011 9:14 pmlast_img read more

Catlin forecasts quake losses

first_imgThursday 10 March 2011 7:11 pm whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap KCS-content whatsapp Catlin forecasts quake losses center_img INSURER Catlin yesterday said losses related to February’s New?Zealand earthquake would total around $125m (£78m).The group said it would be months before the total amount of insured damage from the 6.3 magnitude earthquake could be assessed with precision. The catastrophe killed more than 150 people and caused considerable and significant structural damage to both residential and commercial property. Shares in Catlin closed down 1.59 per cent at 366.1p. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalNight DailyHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeNight DailyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayNews SharperGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72News SharperBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

BetMGM partners with MLB’s Washington Nationals

first_img BetMGM, the betting brand operated through the Entain and MGM Resorts joint venture Roar Digital, has secured a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball franchise the Washington Nationals. Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting Tags: BetMGM Washington Nationals MLB 11th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Under the deal, BetMGM will open a retail sportsbook inside the team’s Nationals Park home ballpark. The wagering facility will not be open to fans attending matches, but supporters will be able to place bets via the BetMGM mobile application, which is licensed to operate within a permitted area around the stadium. This is due to the regulations passed by the DC Council, which gives the DC Lottery’s Intralot-powered Gambet app exclusive rights to offer mobile wagering across the city. Sports betting Email Address The agreement will also see BetMGM become the official sports betting partner of the Nationals and benefit from branding opportunities at Nationals Park, as well as on the franchise’s media and digital platforms. BetMGM partners with MLB’s Washington Nationals Regions: Washington DC Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) HY2019 Presentation

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke)  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Conozcan a la nueva generación de Latinos

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] Ellos son episcopales,  latinos y miembros activos de sus congregaciones. Estamos frente a seis jóvenes episcopales que nos hablan de sus tradiciones familiares, bilingües o anglo-parlantes y ciudadanos americanos, ellos son la Nueva Generación de Latinos (NGL, New Generation of Latinos). Estos jóvenes entre 14 y 34 años, urbanos, han crecido con la cultura estadounidense y la cultura latina y asisten o planean asistir a las universidades  estadounidenses y representan un tremendo potencial para la Iglesia Episcopal.“Hoy le pido a la Iglesia Episcopal que tome atención al NGL. Estos jóvenes son personas de herencia latina que nació en los EE.UU., o han vivido aquí por más de 15 años y lleva un estilo de vida bilingüe y son biculturales, de padres o abuelos latinos”. Explica Anthony Guillen, Misionero para el Ministerio Latino / Hispano de la Iglesia Episcopal.El Censo del 2010 indica que Estados Unidos es el segundo país latino en el mundo con 50.5 millones de personas, después de México (112.3 millones. En consecuencia en Estados Unidos  1 de cada 6 individuos es latino y 1 de cada 4 niños es latino.“Los NGL tienen lazos muy fuertes con sus padres y con sus valores familiares, estos jóvenes latinos son abiertos a ir a la iglesia porque en su familia se considera que ir a la iglesia es un valor importante”, menciona Anthony Guillen quien hace un alto en las cifras y presenta a los seis jóvenes que lo acompañan en la presentación.Carlos de la Torre, 21 peruano de nacimiento descubrió la Iglesia Episcopal cuando asistía al Manhattanville College en Nueva York; nos cuenta: “La Iglesia Episcopal siempre se hizo sentir bienvenido y nunca me sentí juzgado, tuve la oportunidad de hacer trabajo social en Nueva York, ayudando a la gente de la calle y ahí sentí mi vocación y este setiembre voy a empezar mis estudios en el Seminario Teológico de Virginia”.Luz Cabrera (25), estudia en la universidad de Houston, para a ser Educadora Bilingüe y tiene diez años de ser Episcopal. Ella es encargada del programa de jóvenes de la iglesia San Mateo y ha sido parte de Presencia oficial de jóvenes  en la 77ta Convención general y viene como asistente de los jóvenes en esta convención. “Tengo una comunidad que me apoya y reza por mí”. Cuando le preguntan ¿Cuál cree que es la clave para trabajar con jóvenes en las congregaciones? Ella responde con aplomo: “Consistencia, nosotros  nos reunimos todos los miércoles del año, no hacemos pausas, porque así los jóvenes aprenden que esa reunión es importante. También hay que hacerlo atractivo, los sábados por la mañana  ofrecemos desayuno con donas y estudio bíblico”.Jason Sierra (31) es de la tercera generación mexicano-americano y de la segunda generación de familia episcopal, creció en la diócesis del Oeste de Texas y es episcopal desde el prescolar. Él ha estado envuelto en la iglesia toda su vida, actualmente trabaja para la Iglesia Episcopal como Oficial para el liderazgo y vocaciones de los adultos Jóvenes en la ciudad de Seattle.Nora Viñas (17) es totalmente bilingüe y viene de la diócesis del Sureste de la Florida como parte de la Presencia Oficial de Jóvenes, “Lo que me encanta la Iglesia episcopal porque aprecia los valores y mi cultura latina y me apoya”.Cristopher Romero (16) viene de la Diócesis de Massachusetts, siempre ha estado envuelto en la Iglesia Episcopal pues mi padre es sacerdote y mi abuelo es Obispo episcopal, mi experiencia en la iglesia es muy buena porque mis padres están envueltos en el trabajo de la iglesia, o trabajo con el ministerio de música en mi iglesia y aquí en la convención he ayudado con la Episcopal Web Radio.Adriana Gonzales-Bonillas (16) viene de la Diócesis de Arizona presentó la resolución DO67 como parte de la Presencia oficial de los jóvenes. La cual solicita crear un fondo para estudios superiores para los jóvenes episcopales indocumentados, ella apoyó su resolución, con su talento como oradora, ante el comité de Asuntos Nacionales e Internacionales y ante la Cámara de Diputados, con éxito en ambos escenarios. Hoy se sesiona en la casa de los Obispos la aprobación de esta  importante iniciativa.“No tiene nada de malo ser recién inmigrante, ser pobre o no hablar inglés, solo quiero cambiar ese prejuicio que a veces tiene la gente cuando hablamos de los latinos o hispanos, esta nueva generación de Latinos es diferente”, concluye Guillen.La charla la nueva generación de Latinos  NLG, se presentó el 11 de Julio como una de las actividades de la 77a Convención General  de la Iglesia Episcopal en Indianápolis, organizada por la Comisión Permanente de Pequeñas congregaciones y el Ministerio Latino/Hispano.— Araceli Ma es integrante del equipo del  Episcopal News Service en la Convención General. 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LA: Norm Freeman named artist in residence at St. John’s…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem People Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Sep 26, 2013 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA LA: Norm Freeman named artist in residence at St. John’s Cathedral Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Rev. Norm Freeman has been named artist in residence at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles. He performs with violinist Katherine Cash in the duo, N2K. This past June, Freeman used his summer vacation to tour Europe and Israel as a member of Barbra Streisand’s ensemble. Rector Belleville, ILcenter_img Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

400 pack Berkeley City Council meeting, say: ‘End collaboration with feds’

first_imgBerkeley community masses to stop Urban Shield at City Council hearing, June 20.Berkeley, Calif. — Some 400 people packed a special City Council meeting here on June 20 to demand that Berkeley end its “shameful collaboration” with federal police and spy agencies. But the council, while widely hailed as “progressive,” ignored the near-unanimous popular opinion and voted to continue three controversial police programs:City participation in a Regional Intelligence Fusion Center and its “suspicious activities” domestic spying operation, coordinated nationally by the FBI and used locally to spy on Black Lives Matter demonstrations.City participation in the Urban Areas Security Initiative — and its annual $5 million Urban Shield weapons and SWAT team training expo — aimed at militarizing and increasing federal control over local police forces under the Department of Homeland Security. UASI promotes the model of the “warrior cop.”The city’s acquisition of a $205,000 bulletproof armored personnel carrier, partly funded by DHS (presumably anticipating some future wave of ‘civil unrest’ in this small city).The Longfellow Middle School auditorium was filled to overflowing for this third marathon City Council debate on the subject, this one lasting nearly seven hours. People lined up at the mic to ask the city to make a clean break with these potentially dangerous police programs.Local educator Steve Martinot summed it up: “These young people came and spoke beautifully and eloquently about what it is like to face the horrors of police impunity and militarization. Speaker after speaker warned against the police state.”Many spoke of the racist impacts of these federal police programs. Sharif Zakout, with the Arab Resource & Organizing Center, said, “I want to be absolutely clear that Urban Shield was developed in response to 9/11 and the Patriot Act and is an Islamophobic and racist program.” AROC is part of a broad Stop Urban Shield Coalition, whose mobilization succeeded in driving the racist program out of Oakland in 2015. That was the year when “Black Rifles Matter” was the most popular T-shirt sold at the Urban Shield police expo.Beloved former mayor berates council for caving inFormer mayor Gus Newport scolded the City Council for going along with the various schemes for empowering the police. “I cut my teeth in the Civil Rights movement by getting brutalized by police at the age of 11,” he said. “I would hope that you all have the principles, the heart and the concern for the people of Berkeley to make sure these [police programs] do not go any further.”Berkeley resident James McFadden said the Intelligence Fusion Center and UASI “are part of a continuous effort to consolidate federal control over local police … that escalated after 9/11 with the passage of the Patriot Act and creation of Homeland Security.” He said Berkeley, for example, should not be collecting data that can help Immigration and Customs Enforcement round up immigrants for deportation. “We don’t need a militarized surveillance state, or if unrest grows, a police occupation force as we saw in Ferguson, Missouri,” he added.A young woman from the Filipino youth organization Anakbayan urged rejection of the police programs, commenting: “As Berkeley gentrifies, police brutality increases.”When the council withdrew for rest breaks during the long meeting, Stop Urban Shield organizers used these occasions to do “mic checks,” leading chants and updating the audience on some confusing agenda changes decreed by the mayor.Why is Berkeley cooperating with the Feds?A postal worker asked: “Why is Berkeley cooperating with the FBI – with its long and grim history of suppressing dissent; busting unions; conducting political witch-hunts; disrupting the civil rights and Black liberation movements and the American Indian Movement, including spying on, assassinating and imprisoning their leaders? Do we really want to be part of a national police network headed by ‘America’s top cop,’ the arch-racist attorney general Jeff Sessions? Now is the time to draw the line.”The new mayor, Jesse Arreguin, a Democrat elected with the support of Bernie Sanders, voted with the majority of the council to continue Berkeley’s participation in UASI and Urban Shield, although he did vote to pull out of the Intelligence Fusion Center.After the vote, city resident Marc Sapir was inspired to write an angry open letter to a longtime council member with a certified “progressive” reputation who nevertheless could not bring himself to oppose the police on these issues. “The reason why the Democratic Party cannot pull out of its tailspin is because its duplicity, like yours, is just as real and just as transparent as that of the Republicans,” said the open letter. Sapir chastised the council for failing to “subordinate policing power to popular will.”‘Show some courage!’ and ‘Be a fearless city!’Not everyone on the City Council caved in to the police, however. Newly elected council member Cheryl Davila, an African-American woman, was steadfast in opposing all three of the pro-police measures, with support from council member Kate Harrison. This was not appreciated by the mayor, who rudely cut Davila off three times during the meeting. But the soft-spoken Davila persisted, calling on her colleagues to “show some courage,” and stressing the need to “be a fearless city” by ending participation in the federal police programs. “We are a sanctuary city,” she said. “We have to protect every one of our people.”When the votes were announced, many in the audience rushed the stage and raised a banner opposing police militarization. Most council members promptly scurried away. Police officers responded violently, arresting two young protesters, manhandling others and using their batons to bloody several heads, apparently including that of a 73-year-old man. Cheryl Davila, who had remained in the auditorium, was overheard commenting to the police, “You don’t have to break their arms!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ethanol Summit of the Americas Talks Global Usage

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE More than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere have sent officials to the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to talk over current and future ethanol opportunities in the region. The event runs through Friday and is sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. Tom Sleight, U.S. Grains Council president and CEO, says increasing cooperation between ethanol industries supports economic growth for all countries involved, “Collaborative efforts like this pave the way for expanded ethanol use across the region.”Bob Dinneen says the dialogue is desperately needed across the industry due to a growing protectionism among many countries in the world. “Protectionism will only thwart our efforts to expand this important industry and won’t help to address pressing regional energy and environmental needs,” Dinneen says. In part, because of efforts like the Energy Summit of the Americas, the U.S. set a record for ethanol exports in the 2016-2017 marketing year at 1.37 billion gallons. That is a corn equivalent of 488 million bushels in corn.Source: NAFB News Service Ethanol Summit of the Americas Talks Global Usage Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 20, 2017Next articleStabenow to Shield Farm Bill from Cuts Hoosier Ag Today Home Energy Ethanol Summit of the Americas Talks Global Usagelast_img read more

Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ survives the sophomore slump

first_imgTrailer courtesy of Universal PicturesGet ready for an enjoyable experience if this is your weekend plan. “Us” is overall a fun horror film and will be talked about until we all start crying about who dies in “Avengers: Endgame”.The reason why it is so fun is because Peele has become the Alfred Hitchcock for this generation. He is a master of suspense. While “Us” is a horror movie because bad things are happening to mostly good people, there are many things to be anticipated throughout and it leaves the viewers wondering what is going to happen. This also, however, could be a struggle for those who have high expectations going in. In terms of fear levels, “Us” creates more of a suspense type fear, while “Get Out,” Peele’s Oscar-winning first feature film, has more of a psychological fear within. If a viewer is hoping that “Us” is similar to the type of story “Get Out” portrayed, they might be disappointed. In addition, Peele is one of those directors that makes his audience dig down in order to gain a bigger meaning of the film. While the concepts were presented more clearly in “Get Out,” audiences may have to really think it through in order to understand some of the context behind this film. Perhaps Peele goes a little too deep with this meaning as he adds lines and scenes that may confuse those who just want a simple horror film. The plot of “Us” is easily enchanting due to the choice of music. “I Got 5 on It” by Luniz will likely sink into people’s minds after a screening. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys may never be the same after watching “Us.” All of these pop songs transition well with the chilling musical score. The theme in the trailer only gets played out in the film’s climax, which is disappointing because it’s just so haunting and soothing in the trailer. Most horror films lack character development throughout, but plenty of themes and storylines in “Us” can be dissected thanks to the strong cast and characters. Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex all stand out in their own ways by playing respective characters who have sincere, engaging and comedic moments. Photo courtesy of IMDbThe clear star of the film is Lupita Nyong’o and her portrayal of two strong, powerful and, obviously, similar women. While one is clearly seen as the protagonist and the other as the antagonist, the audience should still be easily amazed by her creative performances. Verdict: 9/10 Jordan Peele tweeted out that “‘Us’ is a horror movie.” In reality, “Us” is a rollercoaster of drama, horror and comedy. The ride will leave you wanting more (whether that is a good or bad thing). My suggestion: Don’t worry too much about the political and social commentary of Jordan Peele’s second film unless you are into those kind of things. Grab some friends, popcorn, pizza and enjoy the ride. For me the experience itself was good that a rewatch is on the way. Andrew Van Heusden World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Photo courtesy of IMDb Linkedin Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Yemen facing threatsNext articleMajority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printPhoto courtesy of IMDbAfter seeing “Us”, viewers might need to take a few minutes before they get out of the theater (no pun intended). Returning for his second film, Jordan Peele brings audiences into the world of Santa Cruz, California. His new film’s protagonist, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) and her family go on a family vacation that turns ugly when unexpected visitors show up at night. The visitors are actually dopplegängers, dressed in red, wear a singular leather glove and carry an unusual weapon of choice: gold scissors. Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Twitter Twitter Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ ReddItcenter_img Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 ReddIt Facebook Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more