(As for the rest of us, we find your lack of faith disturbing.)Loving Star Wars can be misunderstood as simplistic: the love of a sci-fi trilogy – of Empire aside – debatable greatness, and a prequel trilogy infamous in its mediocrity.I remember adoring the Knights Of The Old Republic games with their sheer volume of lore: wise-cracking robots, sleek spaceships piloted by brave rogues, traitorous Sith Lords.And it’s being a kid with my friends, our imaginations fired by a galaxy far, far away."Leia was a role model – a strong lady who doesn't take any BS and leads an army to freedom.me interested in SF which is a big passion to this day, and it got me to bond with my father.
ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny hinted recently that interest rate hikes could begin deposit interest rates before the bond-buying program ends.market interest rates are twitch have significantly in the united states and subsided in upwards also in Europe.the Old continent, the German government bond yield to press their safe haven nature.instead, the political risk of the stamp by the French ten-year rate has climbed as high in a year from 0.6% to 1.1%.rising Interest rates affect the shares of the two routes.accordingly, the shares look previously more expensive, as investors discounted the listed companies in the future cash flows at a higher interest rate.
By the end of the 90-minute special, it s really not clear what Geraldo believes is going on within the Satanic underground, or if he even believes it exists at all.Set in Charleston, South Carolina, Exorcism introduces Abby, a working-class loner who s befriended maybe even rescued by Gretchen, a too-sheltered rich kid who bonds with Abby during a disastrous early- 80s birthday party.A few years later, the now-teenaged chums find their long-time bond challenged after a one-off acid trip, during which Gretchen disappears into darkened woods.The corpse in question is that of a largely average high-school jock whose suicide upends a rural Pennsylvania town—but whose death also brings together the unadventurous Hannah with Lacey, a class-cutting, chain-smoking, Kurt Cobain-obsessed alternakid who draws Hannah out of her happily PG existence and into a dizzying spree-turned-spiral of drugs, parties and, eventually, some blood-drenched, semi-Satanic antics.It s a decision that leads to Lacey being accused of Satanic tendencies, and that finally brings all three girls, guided by sinister motivations, to the same woods where their former classmate turned up dead.Like Exorcism s Abby and Gretchen, Fire s Lacey and Hannah are outsiders whose relationship flourishes in an environment of latchkey laissez faire-ness and shenanigans-inspiring boredom.
We re still in the land of speculation, but let s face it, we ll all be stunned if Daniel Craig ends up making another Bond film.That s a lot of money for pretending to beat up bad guys and drive expensive cars and sleep with gorgeous women.Maybe he wants to do all of those things for real now, without a camera pointed at his mug?Perhaps he s let himself go and is too embarrassed to tell those execs who insist on more and more topless shots?Maybe he genuinely doesn't have the time because of that US TV show nobody's heard of.He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.
We re still in the land of speculation, but let s face it, we ll all be stunned if Daniel Craig ends up making another Bond film.That s a lot of money for pretending to beat up bad guys and drive expensive cars and sleep with gorgeous women.Maybe he wants to do all of those things for real now, without a camera pointed at his mug?Perhaps he s let himself go and is too embarrassed to tell those execs who insist on more and more topless shots?Maybe he genuinely doesn't have the time because of that US TV show nobody's heard of.He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.
He wasn't joking about hating it.and all immersion is lost as you start thinking about Steve Coogan's impressions and looking up Michael Caine on IMDB on your phone and forgetting you're even in a cinema.If he worked in Subway his baps would be the best.Might well be best saved as a recurring villain, mind, as his turn in Bronson contained some of recent cinema's most bonkers sequences.Jamie DornanHas the angry eyes you can imagine intensely scanning a room for exits/bombs/baddies/dangerous brunettes, and would presumably do anything to escape being stuck as the Fifty Shades of Grey man who never even got his winkie out for the rest of his life.Not too famous to be jarring, young enough to churn them out for the next 20 years should he catch on.
He wasn't joking about hating it.and all immersion is lost as you start thinking about Steve Coogan's impressions and looking up Michael Caine on IMDB on your phone and forgetting you're even in a cinema.If he worked in Subway his baps would be the best.Might well be best saved as a recurring villain, mind, as his turn in Bronson contained some of recent cinema's most bonkers sequences.Jamie DornanHas the angry eyes you can imagine intensely scanning a room for exits/bombs/baddies/dangerous brunettes, and would presumably do anything to escape being stuck as the Fifty Shades of Grey man who never even got his winkie out for the rest of his life.Not too famous to be jarring, young enough to churn them out for the next 20 years should he catch on.
From the outside, Biosphere 2 looks like a film set for the latest James Bond movie.Futuristic brilliant white and gold domes, a towering glass pyramid with a real-life rainforest inside, all sat atop a complex network of winding tunnels and an iron lung chamber.Many older generations know of us thanks to the experiments conducted in the early 1990s, explains John Adams, deputy director of Biosphere 2.The experiments Adams refers to are two missions which saw a team of scientists seal themselves inside the laboratory.The first mission garnered the most column inches; four men and four women entered Biosphere 2 in 1991, vowing to stay inside the lab for two years, without any physical contact in the outside world.Although perhaps the mission served more as an insight into what happens to human relationships in an enclosed environment, than whether a biosphere could support humanity, Adams wants the younger generation to get involved in what Biosphere 2 still has to offer.
After four films in service of queen and country, it seems that Craig, Daniel Craig will no longer play Bond, James Bond.OK, so maybe this isn t a huge surprise after Craig suggested that a particularly grisly form of suicide might be preferable to returning as Bond, but he has offered contradictory statements on his interest in continuing with the franchise, and actions speak louder than words.They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn t what he wanted.While the body of this 007 is scarcely even cold yet, folks have wasted no time in shifting their focus to speculating on Craig s potential successors.At this point, however, it seems like a one-horse race, as bookies have already stopped taking bets on Tom Hiddleston The Avengers, Midnight in Paris .That news will surely disappoint those who ve been clamoring for Idris Elba to take over the role, but Hiddleston is a very popular young actor, who has the looks and charm to pull off the role.
DT s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and of course dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was.Sure, there s the possibly disastrous Warcraft film, the critically panned Angry Birds film which opens this weekend , and you may have even seen some pretty intriguing trailers for Michael Fassbender s new Assassin s Creed movie.While Angry Birds was a big stretch, it seems nearly impossible to make an actual film about falling blocks, but don t tell that to Chinese media exec Bruno Wu and producer Larry Kasanoff of True Lies fame , who are said to be pitching an $80 million joint venture about the hit game of old.The icing on the cake is director/writer Shane Black, who has created some of the best action films and buddy flicks in the genre, from the Lethal Weapon franchise to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.In other words, there will be no movie magic to bring Schwarzenegger s iconic original character back to the franchise in his youth via CGI.Other topics this week vary from Harley Quinn s own DC Comics spinoff film, to a Star Wars film hoax, to Daniel Craig s stepping down as Bond for a possible ascent to the throne by Mr. Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki himself.
The Bank of Japan is expected to has reserved about 450 billion yen, or over EUR 3.6 billion to recover from getting away from it, says Nikkei Asian Review. Last year, the Bank of Japan to draw up an action plan, which allows it to put aside the interest income portion of Japanese bonds. Interest income is expected to have grown by about 30 percent last year and have reached about 1.3 trillion yen. Director General of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda has stressed the central bank to further expand the CPR, if it does not reach the inflation target. At the end of March, the Central Bank had a total of 398 trillion yen in front of Japanese government bonds. The central bank estimates that a one percentage point rise in interest rates would decrease the control value of the bond holdings of 21 trillion yen.
While smart city news occupies an increasing amount of media bandwidth, a new survey reveals that millennials would rather live in a connected youthful city.According to the Urban Millennial Survey most millennials interviewed said they want to live in a youthful city that is connected like a smart city, but is also dynamic, open, curious, inventive and playful.YouthfulCities, an organization which helps cities understand and engage the Millennial Generation surveyed 15,000 people aged 15-34 years old in 34 cities about the infrastructure needs of their cities and the benefits and challenges of city life from their perspective.Millennials are a powerful economic and social force so it is no surprise that city leaders around the world are clamouring over each other to crack the code of understanding them, said YouthfulCities co-founder Sonja Miokovic.Robert Bond an IP technology specialist with London-based law firm Charles Russell Speechlys believes that city leaders should be clamoring to understand all of their citizens, not just millennials.According to a recently published report by Grand View Research, the smart cities development market will hit $1.4 trillion in 2020, nearly triple the global market size of that market today.
ImWithHer— Laura @princessomuch May 18, 2016Initially, the answers came fast: BernieLostMe after I tried & tried to stay with the man.https://t.co/b09IqtnWoU— Sheesh Fondue @sheeshfondue May 18, 2016 BernieLostMe when I read his plans and realized he didn t have anything viable.I really want a prez who s grossly indebted 2 Wall St. BernieLostMe when he went to Drumpf s wedding and accepted campaign cash from him and other millionairesOh wait pic.twitter.com/4EOgVT6Bc5— Zach Haller @zachhaller May 18, 2016Perhaps best of all were those who took the hashtag in a more literal sense, turning the whole thing particularly surreal: BernieLostMe after he led me into an underground labyrinth filled with snake people.Where It Blew Up: Twitter, media think piecesWhat Really Happened: Kanye West showed up on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and in the process, broke the Internet s brain with an extended monologue about the state of art.— Melinda @mindamaureen May 18, 2016Before too long, the story wasn t Lively s appearance, or even her butt, it was the racism implied in the Sir Mix-A-Lot quote, with multiple stories centering on the offense it caused.— Tiernan Douieb @TiernanDouieb May 19, 2016I can t even imagine how much Daniel Craig must have hated Bond to turn down SIXTY-EIGHT MILLION to escape two further films— Camilla Long @camillalong May 19, 2016Working titles of next Daniel Craig 007 movies:Dr No ThanksThunderballs to thisGolden Eye can t be arsed.
Risk assessment software is used to make many decisions in the criminal justice system, including things like bond amounts.As part of its research, ProPublica obtained the risk scores of more than 7,000 people arrested in Broward County, Florida, during a two year period 2013-2014 , and tracked these individuals in the two years following.What ProPublica found was that the risk scores were remarkably unreliable in determining violent crimes.The results were also weak when a full range of crimes were taken into account.In one example from the article, an 18-year-old black female was arrested for stealing a kid s Huffy bicycle and razor scooter.The black female was not charged with any new crimes, and the white male is now serving an eight-year prison term for breaking into a warehouse to steal thousands of dollars in electronics.
We knew this already, but one father has found a way of turning his Model S into the perfect prank machine against his son.It allows the driver to remotely summon the car from a garage or parking space simply by tapping a button on the smartphone app.YouTube/Tesla Motors FansWell this father neglected to tell his son that his Model S had this feature, and so decided to have a little fun.Unsurprisingly his son was somewhat alarmed, probably thinking that he had in someway instigated this.Bloomberg via Getty ImagesEnding with the famous last words My dad s going to kill me , the boy was finally put out of his misery and realised he d been pranked.Both of Tesla s cars definitely have a sense of humour built in, for starters there are a whole library of little easter eggs hidden in the software from Bond references to the simple fact that the cars sport mode is called Ludicrous Mode .
But I was far less surprised to learn that the computer, much like the system it serves, seems to hate black people.DON T MISS: Right now, Lyft is cheaper than the subway in NYCThose scores are then used by judges to help with everything from bond amounts to sentencing.It s currently used in states including Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.What makes the report — and yes, there is something worse than computers using flawed methodology to lock people up — is the racial bias.Northpointe disputed the results of ProPublica s findings, and wouldn t release the exact algorithm it uses to compute risk scores.So, in conclusion, a computer is incorrectly classifying individuals as high or low risk, using a formula that it won t disclose, but is objectively racist.
Gillian Anderson has got a her fans all a-tizz down at Twitter with a hint that she might be prepared to fill Daniel Craig's shoes as 007.To secure the role, Anderson will have to beat off stiff competition from Idris Elba, Damian Lewis and Tom Hiddleston - all of whom are in the frame for the job.Hiddleston currently appears to be the front runner, based on his performance in the TV adaptation of The Night Manager.Bookmakers Coral earlier this month suspended betting on the thesp picking up Craig's Walther PPK after a "particularly large" wager sent the odds tumbling to 1-2.He recently told chat show host Graham Norton: "The position isn't vacant as far as I'm aware.Bootnote"Betteridge's law" is applicable to the headline of this article, with the answer being a definitive "no".
GoPro announced it is teaming up with Red Bull in the form of an exclusive global partnership.Over the years, GoPro and Red Bull have worked together on various projects, and GoPro cameras have been used in Red Bull-sponsored events.Not only do they get access to each other s marketing, they ll also be able to piggy-back off each other s distribution platforms, including The GoPro Channel, Red Bull TV, Red Bull.com, and the Red Bull Content Pool.We share the same vision…to inspire the world to live a bigger life.While we ve worked closely for many years, as official partners we ll be able to more effectively help one another execute our shared vision and scale our respective businesses.Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz echoed the sentiments, saying, First person perspectives, breathtaking images and cutting edge cinematography are the hallmarks of every story told within Red Bull s portfolio of productions and live broadcasts… As partners, Red Bull and GoPro will amplify our collective international reach, the power of our content and ability to fascinate.
It admits 8-12 companies per cohort, and invests out of a $3.5 million pre-seed fund anchored by Employ Insight CEO Sean Glass.During its program, Acceleprise helps startups hone their apps and business models, strike relationships with early pilot or paying customers and officially launch a product.After they leave the nest, partners at Acceleprise work in an advisory capacity with startups in their portfolio to help them become seed- or even Series A-ready.Venture investors with institutional firms that do early-stage deals now want to see software-as-a-service startups making $1.5 million in annual recurring revenue with significant traction in their respective markets before they will sign a term sheet, Cardamone said.That means SaaS companies can t offer something that s only a slightly better tool than what s out there and expect to win customers over, even for a limited trial run.Companies in Acceleprise s latest batch were equally split between those focused on a particular industry, from agriculture Skycision to mobile telecoms MobilePhire , and those offering horizontal solutions that could help businesses in any industry manage travel and expenses TripCloud or deliver customer service via popular messaging platforms from SMS to Facebook Messenger or Slack Lifecycle.io .
In-flight Internet provider Gogo Inc. GOGO 16.35 % took the rare step of canceling a bond sale days after it agreed to terms, saying it was in negotiations with an airline it didn t identify about serving a large portion of its fleet.The six-year bond had carried a low, or junk, credit rating and a 12% interest rate, an attractive rate when compared with 10-year U.S. Treasurys, which are yielding under 2%.Some investors speculated the potential airline deal would improve the company s finances and could help Gogo lower its interest rate when it tries to sell the debt again.But Gogo s move was unusual because the company had announced what was considered positive news.American can decide to terminate its agreement with Gogo for those planes if it deems Gogo s offer less favorable than the competitor, the prospectus said.The market viewed this news that came out in February about Gogo being in some sort of dispute with American as existential, and I think now it s starting to understand there s a lot of battles to be fought in this area, said Matthew Robison, senior analyst at Wunderlich Securities.
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