Liaison – CFL Web http://cflweb.org/ Fri, 04 Jun 2021 05:40:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://cflweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Liaison – CFL Web http://cflweb.org/ 32 32 DigiByte (DGB) Price Prediction 2021 – 2025 https://cflweb.org/digibyte-dgb-price-prediction-2021-2025/ https://cflweb.org/digibyte-dgb-price-prediction-2021-2025/#respond Wed, 05 May 2021 04:43:30 +0000 https://cflweb.org/?p=357 Home » Altcoins » DigiByte (DGB) Price Prediction 2021 | 2025 | 2030 – Future Forecast For DGB Price In this guide, we will voice our own and market’s opinion on DGB future while discussing Digibyte price forecast for 2020 and beyond. Please bear in mind […]]]>

In this guide, we will voice our own and market’s opinion on DGB future while discussing Digibyte price forecast for 2020 and beyond.

Please bear in mind that you should take this and any other prediction with a grain of salt since predicting anything is a thankless task, let alone predicting the future of a novel, highly volatile financial asset like DGB.

Now, let’s head into it.

Before we delve deep into the Digibyte price prediction and answer questions if Digibyte is a good investment or not, why will DGB succeed or fail or why will DGB price rise or drop, let’s quickly throw a glance at what is Digibyte and its to date history.

DigiByte Intro

If you are not too much into cryptocurrencies, you probably didn’t heard about the second tier coins like DigiByte. And that is precisely the reason why DGB, despite their feature-richness and superior tech, will have a hard time surviving the 2020.

DigiByte is widely considered as one of the safest cryptocurrencies out there, in part due to several pieces of crypto technology (like the DigiShield or its 5 mining algorithms) that the project developed and implemented. Its 5 year existence makes it one of the older projects on the market, one that managed to expand to over 200,000 nodes throughout the timeframe. Seemingly focused on the networking aspect at the time, DigiByte keeps moving along the path of achieving wider adoption in the world of crypto.

However, lack of presence on the biggest exchanges like Coinbase and Binance feeds into an already weak brand recognition which is one of the major factors for the development of the trust in a payment currency. Technology alone won’t get you there – people need to develop a shared belief that a currency is able to preserve their value for the future. Digibyte is far from that status right now.

How to evaluate fundamentals of a crypto project

We should consider crypto valuations like educated gambling, a ‘prediction market’ where we are betting on the odds of project and token success. There are some catalysts of success we can identify:

  • Project success drivers (user traction, strong financial bottomline, good treasury management, network effects/synergies between users and token investors)

Real user traction is the most important driver of success, that is what most of holders call “adoption”. If people start using certain crypto project because they find it useful and it makes their life easier, that is a guarantee of success. So far, almost no crypto project can claim to have done so.

Strong financial warchest that will enable teams behind the project to develop their visions, incentivize other developers to join them and start using their product is also a crucial aspect of any project. Tied into it is treasury management – especially for the project that had big ICO proceeds. Temptation to squander all those millions into “conferences and events” (read hard-core partying on yachts and luxury hotels) was massive, especially if we consider that majority of token projects founders were no-names and ordinary employees that worked for a paycheck before the ICO fairy-tale happened to them.

Another adoption indicator – network effects, where every additional user of a good or service adds to the value of that product to others. When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service increases according to the number of others using it.

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If you can objectively notice that your favorite token project has some of these traits happening for it, be happy – you might have found a winner.

  • Token success drivers (favourable demand-supply dynamics, programmable incentives on token, aligned incentives with management team and consensus on token as common unit of value creation).

Token success is completely dependent on tokenomics. As defined by infloat.co, tokenomics involves the incentivization of certain stakeholders to ensure particular behavior.

So, tokenomics is essentially an incentive structure designed to ensure that a token has a purpose and utility within its native network. It is the study of how coins/tokens work within the broader ecosystem that can be considered as a sovereign micro-economy. This includes such things like token distribution as well as how they can be used to incentivize positive behaviour in the network.

For example, bitcoin is designed to ensure that bitcoin miners have a reason to mine new bitcoin. Miners validate bitcoin transactions and receive (or create) newly minted bitcoin in the process.

On the other hand, individuals, businesses and other bitcoin users pay a transaction fee for miners to include their transaction in the next block. This ensures that even when all bitcoin have been minted (to the tune of 21 million, which should happen in around 2140), bitcoin miners are still incentivized to keep ‘mining’ (i.e. validating transactions).

To paraphrase all of the above in the simplest terms: if you, after weeks of research and reading, can’t figure out why the project needs to have a token, it probably doesn’t.

So why does the token exist then?

– To make the project founders rich.

But there are some people on Twitter, Reddit, Telegram claiming otherwise.

-Yes, they are either: paid to do so by those same founders, they are desperate and delusional bad holders or they are just stroking their own ego with newly learned fancy economic terms and jargon.

Needless to say – stay clear of such projects.

General Market Movements and Sentiment Shift

The downfall of altcoins that were mainstream media darlings at the start of the year, DGB among them, can be attributed, in part, to novice investors getting scared off once the bear market kicked in with a vengeance. Every resurgence of bitcoin in recent period, was met with the, for the most part, inability of altcoins to rally with it. Reason for that can be rookie investors learning from their mistakes, while smart money that was previously watching from the sidelines has begun to enter into bitcoin.

These entities weren’t about to buy BTC when it was trading at an all-time high, but they’ll take a look now, having missed the boat the first time around. None of them, it seems, are interested in altcoins however, despite the fact that many are trading at a 5x discount. Institutional investors may be cautious, but they’re not foolish.

What does the Electroneum (ETN) future look like?

Some altcoins will continue to have some speculative value for the foreseeable future. But just like the now infamous tulips, the hysteria will eventually subside. We are already witnessing the first phases of that slide and even though most of the bag holders react emotionally to articles that criticize their coins, I am just observing the developments on the market. You better start emotionally detaching yourself from your “great sounding” coin because if goes nowhere, ideas are worthless without execution and real users that see value in the project.

Captainaltcoin’s DGB Price Prediction 2021

DGB, as the rest of the market, is tied at the hip of bitcoin’s price action. If bitcoin embarks on another bull run, DGB can hope for one as well. Bitcoin usually has a cool-off phase after its mega bull runs and that is when the altcoins take over and have a field day with the bulls, often doubling or tripling their price within days.

With the pandemic breakout, the world was sent into hybernation for couple of mDGBhs and it reflected negatively on the cryptocurrencies, sending bitcoin downhill as we witnessed even 40% daily losses. However, situation quickly stabilized and bitcoin as the flagbearer took the crypto market back up. We are in a major bull run since the summer and, if we are listening to the analytics from social media and journalistic desks, we are far away from its local zenith.

What this means for DGB price in 2021?

As long as bitcoin is in the main role and pulling upwards, there is little room for DGB to shine. It will, however, increase its USD denominated value thanks to the overall rise in crypto prices. Nevertheless, DGB to BTC ratio will probably slump, possibly to all-time lows. This means that it is best to keep your funds in bitcoin until it reaches its provisional peak, opening the doors for the altcoin to enter the scene. DGB will be among the top candidates to record big gains, as the money usually flows from bitcoin profits to bluechip altcoins and big cap coins before trickling down to the less known and smaller projects.

The majority of projects will fail — some startups are created just to gather funds and disappear, some would not handle the competition, but most are just ideas that look good on paper, but in reality, are useless for the market. 

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum said:

“There are some good ideas, there are a lot of very bad ideas, and there are a lot of very, very bad ideas, and quite a few scams as well”

DigiByte Future Outlook

Why will DGB succeed?

Bitcoin supports 7 transactions per second with 10 minutes of block time. Bitcoin Cash supports 34TPS and 10 minutes block, Western Union supports 30, Litecoin supports 56tps with a 2.5min block time, and Paypal supports 130TPS.

Digibyte currently supports 560TPS and only 15 seconds of block time, and 2000TPS by 2020 and exponentially growing 280,000TPS in the near future.

DigiByte is the fastest, longest, most secure and most distributed UTXO blockchain in the world. DigiByte is not just a method of storing and exchanging value, but has the scalability to handle so much more, such as notarizing documents into the blockchain, identity validation, or even having tokens built on top of it without having to worry about a cat-game slowing it down when it reaches peak enthusiasm.

Why will DigiByte fail?

When it comes to money and value exchange, it really is not all about the technology as people are erratic and chose to use a thing that is not the best or most efficient. People are lead by emotions and rigid, analytical coders are foreigners with that side of human nature and rely too much on their “superior” technology to bring them to the promised land. DGB exemplifies how you need other profiles of people that can paint the picture of that technology in much warmer colors so customers can see the value and start using it.

Well, one DGB holder put forward an analysis as to why he thinks DGB lacks recognition and adoption. The gist of it is the lack of business-like handling of the project – it is run more like a hobby according to him.

The analysis is pretty long and is a combination of praise and critique towards the project leadership. After praising the culture of DGB communities, he laments about lack of accountability and seriousness in running the project.

DGB is functioning well enough behind the scenes; it’s a functional product but it lacks any kind of adoption and the outlook for the future is grim.

Since Lightning Network is picking up the pace and grows substantially every month, DGB and other payment coins are in a serious existential jeopardy as LN could render them all obsolete.

Can DigiByte reach $1, $10 or $100?

Everything is in realm of possibility, but probability levels vary. Considering Digibyte’s pretty high yearly inflation of 11.65% and massive total supply of 21 billion tokens, reaching $1 is going to take a jaw-dropping and unprecedented price surge which borders with the wildest fantasies.

DGB would need to grow almost 77x from the current price level. It would either need to completely obliterate bitcoin and take its aspiring role of reserve global currency or it would need to grow apace with bitcoin. In that case, bitcoin would need to be at $392k per coin.

Reaching $10 or even $100 is completely out of the domain of reality and if you know someone claiming DGB will get to those heights, make sure the claimant gets a good psychiatric treatment.

Is DigiByte dead?

No, judging by the team activity on social media, github, their own website. Their communities on Reddit and Telegram are also active, although much lower engagement levels are noticeable when compared to 2017. Coin is also still listed on most of major exchanges which indicates that DGB is far from a dead project.

Conclusion

Digibyte should look at the 2020 as the crucial year for them to make a all-in push on all fronts, especially in achieving new partnerships, force more penetration in the merchants markets and generally work more on their marketing efforts. The best technology is not worth much if no one has heard about it.

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Weng Weng Lives! | Inquirer Lifestyle https://cflweb.org/weng-weng-lives-inquirer-lifestyle/ https://cflweb.org/weng-weng-lives-inquirer-lifestyle/#respond Wed, 05 May 2021 04:33:13 +0000 https://cflweb.org/?p=348 Photo Illustration by Ricardo G. Velarde In any knowledgeable discussion of Philippine movies—at least among non-native cineastes—two films inevitably come up. The first, of course, is “Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” (1975), Lino Brocka’s tropical noir classic, thus far the only Filipino film to rate mention in the “1001 Movies You Must See Before […]]]>
Photo Illustration by Ricardo G. Velarde

In any knowledgeable discussion of Philippine movies—at least among non-native cineastes—two films inevitably come up.

The first, of course, is “Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” (1975), Lino Brocka’s tropical noir classic, thus far the only Filipino film to rate mention in the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” movie guide.

The second is the worldwide cult favorite “For Y’ur Height Only” (1981), a secret agent spoof distinguished mostly by the fact that it starred creepy karate-chopping, jet-pack flying, two-foot-nine midget Weng Weng as Agent 00.

To be sure, the two films represent polar extremes in Philippine cinema.

Influenced in equal parts by European art film and the Asian social realism of Satyajit Ray and Akira Kurosawa, “Maynila” exemplifies a strain of serious auteur cinema that demands that movies do more than entertain—they must illuminate social ills for the edification of the viewer.

In contrast, “For Y’ur Height Only” is pure exploitation, with a cheap gimmick (a midget James Bond) at its core, a bad pun for a title, and laughably low production values, ground out for a fast buck by an outfit (Liliw Productions) that epitomized fly-by-night filmmaking, with an ex-S.O.S. Daredevil at the helm, no less.

But while the former remains highly-regarded among chin-stroking film academics (and deservedly so), the latter has inspired the kind of hyperventilating fanaticism among cult film aficionados that Brocka in his grave can probably only envy.

At its center is an unlikely hero.

Born Ernesto de la Cruz in 1957, the man who would be Weng Weng suffered from a medical condition called primordial dwarfism.  A mutant gene stunted his growth from birth.  His parents had another explanation: He had been conceived in the image of the Sto. Niño, to whom his mother had been unusually devoted during her pregnancy.  The size of a Pepsi bottle as an infant, he would eventually reach two feet and nine inches at full maturity (a fact which would later land him in the Guinness Book of World Records as the shortest adult lead actor).

Weng Weng seemed destined for the life of a freak.  Indeed, his neighbors in Baclaran would dress him up as the Sto. Niño for the patron’s yearly fiesta.

His affliction proved to be his ticket to show business, however.  He appeared in a couple of Dolphy movies as a comic sidekick before being discovered by Pete and Cora Caballes, who ran a mom-and-pop movie outfit and cast him in his first starring role as Agent 00 in “For Y’ur Height Only.”

It was Pete Caballes who gave him his screen name, after a notoriously potent cocktail incorporating several kinds of liquor. (“Weng-weng” is, in fact, Tagalog slang for “totally wasted.”)  Rumors about the diminutive star’s hard-drinking ways inevitably followed, although it is not clear which came first: the name, or the reputation.

In any case, the world, it seems, had been waiting for a midget James Bond all along.  The film found international distribution in an English-dubbed version, and was soon a surprise global hit from Iceland to Papua New Guinea, even outgrossing “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” in some Third World markets.

Like so many of his ilk in the netherworld of Filipino B movies, Weng Weng’s star rose quickly and plummeted just as abruptly.  By the late 1980s, his movie career had evaporated.  He died young, alone, broke and virtually forgotten in the same ramshackle Baclaran home that he grew up in.

But thanks to the unstinting efforts of Australian cinephile, guerrilla filmmaker and No. 1 Weng Weng fan Andrew Leavold, Agent 00 lives again on the silver screen.

Last November, a select group gathered at the UP Film Center for the world premiere of “The Search For Weng Weng,” Leavold’s full-length documentary about his epic quest to bring to light the untold story of the diminutive movie star.

It was the culmination of seven years of painstaking work that found Leavold running around Metro Manila sifting through tantalizing clues, interviewing celebrities and non-entities alike,  digging through moldy film archives, piecing together the flimsy strands of Weng Weng’s short and sad life.

Eventually, Leavold had a hundred hours of footage, which included priceless interviews with Dolphy and other film veterans, documentation of a surreal trip to Ilocos Norte to interview former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and, crucially, interviews with Celing de la Cruz, Weng Weng’s brother and only surviving kin.

An online campaign on Kickstarter.com quickly raised the $30,000 post-production budget: Clearly, there was a lot of anticipation for “The Search for Weng Weng.”

Aside from reintroducing contemporary audiences to a forgotten icon, the film sheds light on the world of Filipino B movies, a hidden realm of Philippine popular culture that has never been given its due.

“This is a film about an underdog, and I associate myself with underdog characters,” says Leavold, who is currently taking his little film about a little actor on the film festival circuit, where it will hopefully generate more momentum and more interest in now largely-forgotten Filipino movies.

“The Search for Weng Weng” is also a cautionary tale: Toward the end of the film, we are brought to a nondescript tomb in a Pasay City cemetery, Weng Weng’s final resting place.

At the height of his fame, Weng Weng was even brought to Malacañang to meet then First Lady Imelda Marcos. (She and daughter Imee offer their recollections of Weng Weng in the film.)  When the movie offers stopped coming, Weng Weng simply fell back into obscurity.  He was only 34 when he died in 1992 following a series of strokes.  The producers of “For Y’ur Height Only” had to pay for his coffin.

It is a familiar story, often repeated.

“Look at Palito, look at Roberto Gonzales, two people I knew, whose downfall and quick demise I had witnessed,” says Leavold.

“We tend to canonize the well-known names and stars, the Dolphys and Nora Aunors, but the little guys, the Weng Wengs and Redford Whites and Palitos are the ones people enjoy watching. But we never give them a second thought.  And so when they do fall into a downward spiral, they’re already forgotten.”

The film is an attempt to give these forgotten players their due.

“Part of ‘The Search for Weng Weng’ is almost a gentle reminder: Don’t forget about the little guys.  That’s why I loved [B movie producer] Bobby A. Suarez, who’s pretty much a pariah among Filipino film academics, and [‘Height’ director] Eddie Nicart, again absolutely forgotten.  It’s a reminder: These guys did significant work.  Even if it didn’t fall into the framework of contemporary film criticism, it still falls into my parameters of being pretty neat.”

What Leavold considers “pretty neat” should of course be viewed through the filter of a peculiar film sensibility that he calls “smart pulp,” a decidedly post-modern film aesthetic that relishes the unintentional art that can be found in genre films, B movies, exploitation cinema, and the cultural collisions that occur when, for instance, Italians make cowboy movies, Americans make ninja movies, and Filipinos make secret agent movies.

“I interviewed [filmmaker] Cirio Santiago shortly before he passed away,” Leavold recalls.  “He said, ‘why would you be interested in my films, they’re rubbish.’  I said, ‘they’re great rubbish!’”

 

There has always been a significant subculture devoted to grindhouse cinema.  Lately, the movement has even made inroads into the mainstream, with A-list directors such as Quentin Tarantino (“Kill Bill”) and Robert Rodriguez (“Machete”) paying explicit homage to their favorite B movies.

Leavold’s penchant for “great rubbish” dates back to the days when he ran Trash Video in Brisbane.

“It was a specialist shop dedicated to old forgotten classics, psychotronic cinema, silent films, Australiana, anything that was off the beaten track.”

It was through his shop that Leavold discovered “For Y’ur Height Only.”

It was, to say the least, a life-changing moment.

“The film itself is so absurd, a party favorite.  You can sit there with a group of 5 to 10 people, a couple of six-packs and a bowl of popcorn and have the best night of your life watching ‘For Y’ur Height Only,’” he recalls.

What began as a laugh soon turned into a full-blown obsession, not just with Weng Weng, but with the entire milieu from which he sprang, fully ungrown, as it were.   Where Weng Weng came from, there had to be more, he surmised.  He soon discovered the other movies in Weng Weng’s filmography, including “D’ Wild Wild Weng” and “The Impossible Kid,” the inevitable sequel to “For Y’ur Height Only.” (Weng Weng made as many as 11 movies, half of which may have been lost.)

From there it was just a short leap to the wild, wild world of Pinoy exploitation films from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.  Leavold started spreading the word about this heretofore unexplored realm through his blog “The Search For Weng Weng” (http://andrewleavold.blogspot.com).

“I’m the type of person who loves to dig and see what little mutant mushrooms we can dig up,” says Leavold.

“I’ve since watched thousands of Filipino films, and I can tell you that I would struggle now to make a list of less than a hundred films which I adore and try to tell people about, any chance I get.  It’s gone from an interest to an obsession to a life-changing tidal wave, almost.  The research that I had started in my ‘Search for Weng Weng’ led me to so many different parts of Philippine cinema history that I can now tell you I love Danny Zialcita films, I love Eddie Romero’s ‘The Passionate Strangers’ as one of his finest films, and ‘Aguila’ of course, with FPJ.  FPJ westerns I’m obsessed with at the moment: I’ve seen about 20.  Let’s keep going—Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas, Redford White, Palito…”

Leavold’s obsession with the forgotten byways of Philippine cinema spawned another blog, “Bamboo Gods and Bionic Boys” (http://bamboogodsandbionicboys.blogspot.com), in which he explores not just homegrown obscurities but also foreign productions shot in the Philippines, often with Filipino actors and crews. (For the longest time, the Philippines was the favored location for making a movie on the cheap.)

“A lot of these are B films of course, but I love the A films as well,” Leavold continues.  “I don’t see a stark contrast between the A and B films; there’s a lot of gray in between.  Every country has its pulp culture and there are some very interesting examples of A directors working within the pulp genre.  Some of my favorite examples of that would be Eddie Romero’s ‘Blood Island’ films or Gerry de Leon’s ‘Lilet,’ on the surface an incest-ridden Freudian psychological horror film, but an incredibly dense film.”

Aspiring to international status, many contemporary Filipino filmmakers would rather forget that such a world ever existed.  When they’re not creating updated poverty porn a la Brocka and Bernal or formal art experiments, today’s “indie” filmmakers seem to prefer catering to more middlebrow tastes, with Korean-inspired rom-coms and Guy Ritchie caper film rip-offs.

“If you have a short list that begins with Lino Brocka and ends with Brillante Mendoza, that’s a very limited sliver of Philippine cinema that you’re going to be exploring,” says Leavold.  “It’s usually going to be considered art or experimental, and anything that doesn’t fall within that narrow paradigm tends to be pushed to the side or is dropped off everyone’s radar.”

The milieu that allowed “For Y’ur Height Only” to come into being is also now long gone: With dwindling theater attendance, the fly-by-night producers that ground out exploitation quickies have moved on to less risky ventures.  The mass market—the so-called “bakya” crowd—that kept Filipino films afloat during their heyday is now pretty much captive to television with its endless telenovelas and variety shows.

As if to underscore that fact, many of the people Leavold interviewed for the film, including Dolphy, Cirio Santiago and Bobby Suarez, have since gone on to join Weng Weng in that big production lot in the sky.

Production resources are now largely concentrated in media conglomerates, for whom movies are simply vehicles for their stable of talents, farmed like tilapia in network TV shows.

There seems to be no room in today’s show business for a freaky little guy like Weng Weng.

“Forty-plus years ago, the term ‘indie’ expressed a film company’s position in the studio pecking order; it was one of pure economics. Back then a smaller company may have resorted to exploitative elements (sex, violence, anti-social themes) to sell their film, but then so did the bigger companies; film was star- and genre-driven, not auteur-centric, and if a film happened to be ‘artistic,’ it was nevertheless a commercial release for a mass audience, like all films released in cinemas (whether an audience attended or not was another issue),” notes Leavold.

“The art-versus-commerce schism happened only recently, and has created an us-versus-them mentality which I find unsettlingly elitist and borderline offensive. I mean, many of the indie kids are being funded by the major conglomerates,” he adds. “Still, I think all films have a right to exist alongside each other, as I believe in cinemas, plural, and in diverse audiences who have different expectations from film—the mainstream, the artistic, experimental, the genre stuff. I love the very punk, DIY attitude of guys like Lav Diaz and Khavn de la Cruz, and I can also see in today’s indie circles a return of the pulpier of genres—gore, gun action, sexploitation—alongside the artier, higher-brow dramas. For me that’s a positive sign. Less teen rom-coms and screeching caricatures and more ‘On The Job’s and ‘The Road’s, please!”

Continues the Australian filmmaker:  “The last thing I want to do is appear to be lecturing everyone on what they should or shouldn’t be watching,” he adds.  “What I’m saying is, all of the forgotten stuff, the stuff that was never considered important enough to discuss, let’s shine a light on them and let’s try and rephrase the discussion.” •

 

 

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Chiang Mai: the good, the bad and the ugly https://cflweb.org/chiang-mai-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/ https://cflweb.org/chiang-mai-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/chiang-mai-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/ Emerging biochar technology may be at the forefront of the fight against Chiang Mai and its infamous smoke and air pollution around the world. After another terrible scorch season where air quality was ranked among the worst in the world, Chiang Mai is often considered the most polluted city in the world. As scientists around […]]]>

Emerging biochar technology may be at the forefront of the fight against Chiang Mai and its infamous smoke and air pollution around the world. After another terrible scorch season where air quality was ranked among the worst in the world, Chiang Mai is often considered the most polluted city in the world.

As scientists around the world grapple with climate change, Chiang Mai is an example of how animal agriculture is a major and often overlooked part of the climate crisis. While coal and gas-fired automobiles tend to gain the most attention in the climate change debate, food production is a massive contributor to the problem.

Michael Schaefer, an American university professor who now heads the Warm Heart Foundation in Chiang Mai, explains that as people earn more money, they want to indulge in more expensive foods such as meat and produce. dairy. With the increased demand for these animal products comes an equally increased need for staple crops that feed these animals such as corn.

Maize growth has become a linchpin of agriculture in Chiang Mai as well as Myanmar and Laos. This farm feeds animals like chickens and pigs, the consumption of which is unlikely to decrease anytime soon. But burning the corn scraps to feed the livestock is what creates Chiang Mai’s huge smoke problem.

Corn is an inefficient crop with only 22% of the plant being edible, making it problematic how much waste to burn. The husk, ear and corn must be cleared before the next year’s crop can be sown. Other clearing methods like tractors or hand picking take too long and are ineffective when a fire can get the job done quickly.

The Warm Heart Foundation proposed to turn this waste from Chiang Mai into biochar, a much more environmentally friendly version of charcoal. Biochar can be used to make smokeless briquettes for our barbecues, as well as to decontaminate soil and fertilizer. By using the waste from burning to create by-products, farmers can essentially have a secondary source of income.

Creating biochar does not require expensive high-tech machinery, as smokeless incinerators can be built from old oil drums or livestock feed troughs. Returning this carbon-rich biochar to Chiang Mai’s soil will last for thousands of years and remove it from the atmosphere.

Animal agriculture and food systems contribute 25 to 30% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide according to the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Agriculture accounts for half of the usable land on the planet and 77% of that land is used for animal husbandry, even though the animals raised provide only about 18% of the calories consumed by the world’s population. Half of all agricultural crops are used to feed these animals raised for consumption. Animal agriculture also uses 15 times more land, 13 times more water and 11 times more fossil fuels to generate protein.

It’s not a perfect solution for the environment, but a step in the right direction as the world’s conversion to a plant-based diet isn’t likely any time soon. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has estimated that farmland the size of North America and Brazil combined could be returned to nature if everyone stopped eating meat.

Letting nature take its course is always the best way to remove carbon from the atmosphere, but without a vegan revolution it’s not likely. If Chiang Mai could start using this model of biochar production, it would remove hundreds of thousands of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and create more fertile fields with the potential to reduce farmland and return some land to nature. Check trashvideo"}” data-sheets-userformat=”{"2":513,"3":{"1":0},"12":0}”>trashvideo here

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Movie Review – Ninja’s Still Heart (2014) https://cflweb.org/movie-review-ninjas-still-heart-2014/ https://cflweb.org/movie-review-ninjas-still-heart-2014/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/movie-review-ninjas-still-heart-2014/ The Still Heart Ninja, 2014. Directed by Rob Baard and John Balazs.With Danny Glover, Rob Baard, Roger Neave, John Balazs, Cassandra Gava. SYNOPSIS: Reeve is a member of an elite secret group believed to no longer exist, he is captured, beaten and brutally tortured, by the same governments he worked for. With the help of […]]]>

The Still Heart Ninja, 2014.

Directed by Rob Baard and John Balazs.
With Danny Glover, Rob Baard, Roger Neave, John Balazs, Cassandra Gava.

SYNOPSIS:

Reeve is a member of an elite secret group believed to no longer exist, he is captured, beaten and brutally tortured, by the same governments he worked for. With the help of his former mentor John Carpenter, Reeve must strip down and rid himself of emerging demons from his past, so that he can understand the very essence of Ninjutsu, the Ninja’s steadfast heart, in order to remember how and why he was captured, and what he’s supposed to do, before time runs out and his captors find out why he’s really here.

The humble ninja movie. It has long been a staple of the B movie. From cheap to big budget, ninja screen cinema has provided plenty of entertainment. In the 80s in particular, video stores were full of cheap ninja movies. Actor Sho Kosugi starred in a series of films with the word “ninja” in the title, while legendary B film director Godfrey Ho (think Asia’s response to Ed Wood) had a ridiculous amount of films. ninja. So listen up we are, 2015, the year of the hoverboard, and for your viewing pleasure, another ninja flick. This time with Danny Glover…

Yes. This does not sound quite right. Nonetheless, Glover is the big name here. Does that also mean lavish production value? Well no. It’s insanely cheap, but in a ninja movie, he’s not an end player. Just to clarify too, Danny Glover doesn’t play a ninja because let’s face it “he’s too old for that shit”.

The titular ninja is played by Rob Baard, who also created what will become a franchise (there have been short prequels, and a sequel is in the works) and co-directed (with John Balazs). Baard plays Reeve, an elite soldier, trained ninja-style by John Carpenter (no, not him, a character played by Roger Neave). He is captured and tortured. He must exorcise demons from his past in order to remember how and why he was captured, and what he is supposed to do. If that sounds a bit confusing, it is. Storylines are never the strongest trait in a ninja movie, but this one takes the cookie.

The problem with this movie is that aside from a sketchy storyline that goes nowhere, the narrative structure also adds to the confusion. Much of the film is a flashback and often from the perspective of different characters. The film sometimes goes directly from one flashback to another, then vice versa. It’s all over the place and just stretches out what’s just enough intrigue to cover a 20 minute short. Unfortunately this film lasts an hour and three quarters (indeed, much too long for a ninja film). The movie is mediocre in almost every department, and although it’s listed as having a budget of around $ 1million oz, it looks like nothing (unless that equates to around 3,000 pounds).

It’s in charge of the kind of CGI 12-year-olds put together on homemade YouTube videos, while the fight footage feels a bit hit and miss. There are also issues with the sound and dialogue looping (although this could just be a bad filter). Now granted, unheard of comedic fights, bad voice acting and bad acting… yeah, I’m watching a ninja movie, that’s okay. What is missing is a friendly and laughable charm though. Lots of those terribly evil ninja movies from the ’70s and’ 80s, the trash video specials were entertaining. It’s a kind of bad numbness.

Danny Glover spends almost his entire role in a room with a green screen behind him, casting an unconvincing background. He looks a little confused, like he’s wondering in the wrong movie set and wondering when Mel is coming. He recites the horrific dialogue with a bewildered air and sometimes looks at the camera almost like a hostage. It’s a little sad to see him reduced to that. The other notable actor is Cassandra Gava who Conan the Barbarian fans might remember the witch. Baard lacks star charisma and power, but fair play for him to have given himself the task of creating his own potential franchise and bringing it to fruition. It’s commendable and some will no doubt stop at the DVD while browsing the charts and wonder what a Danny Glover ninja movie looks like. Hats off to Baard. It’s a lesson for all aspiring movie stars, screenwriters and directors. If you want something done, do it yourself. Don’t wait for something to fall in your lap.

Overall, it won’t be one of the most memorable ninja movies. It’s probably not the worst either, but it’s still pretty gruesome, without the conscious irony that might have made him a winner if he was manipulated a bit more like Black dynamite for example.

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Cash for e-trash: what to do with your old smartphone https://cflweb.org/cash-for-e-trash-what-to-do-with-your-old-smartphone/ https://cflweb.org/cash-for-e-trash-what-to-do-with-your-old-smartphone/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/cash-for-e-trash-what-to-do-with-your-old-smartphone/ Get money for the electronic recycle bin But as the restrictions on what can’t be thrown away get tighter, electronics get recycled. Des Moines, IA – Did you just get a new cell phone? Don’t throw the old one on the shelf so quickly, it’s worth the money. New cell phones are hitting the market […]]]>

Did you just get a new cell phone? Don’t throw the old one on the shelf so quickly, it’s worth the money.

New cell phones are hitting the market more often than ever, which means old phones are definitely on the hook. Unfortunately, many electronic devices, like old phones, end up in a landfill rather than a recycling plant.

This year alone, the Iowa Environmental Services recycled 125,000 pounds of electronics. But that number could be better. Today, less than a third of electronic devices are properly disposed of.

“There’s really no reason not to recycle, whether it’s a cell phone or a computer,” Marty Rolfes, president of Iowa Environmental Services, told FoxNews.com.

Even the most basic cell phone contains precious metals. Copper, silver, lead and gold can mean that a mountain of old cell phones turns into a mine of value.

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“Landfills can’t take them anymore, so something has to happen to them and we have to continue to recycle and keep these precious metals,” said York Taenzer, senior vice president of environmental services for Iowa.

Rolfes said while people want to recycle responsibly, they often don’t know where to get their recyclables. But he stressed how important it is to keep electronic devices out of the trash.

“It keeps the dangerous part out of the ground. We don’t know what effect it will have in 20, 30, 40, 50 years, but we can just eliminate it by recycling,” Rolfes said.

Want a way to collect your electronic waste? One way to see green to be green is ecoATM. Kiosk-like machines have only been around since 2011, but appear in malls across the country and can accept cellphones and tablets. Once the item is in the machine, it determines its value and makes an offer for how much it will pay.

The phones in ecoATMs are recycled if they are unusable, or they are refurbished and given new life if the phone can be salvaged.

“We’ve seen the same phone go through ecoATM three times. It’s the best kind of recycling to reuse things,” said Mark Bowles, founder of ecoATM.

The EPA estimates that in one year, the energy saved by each ecoATM is the equivalent of 21 off-grid homes. This comes from not needing to create so many new phones and recovered gold.

“Technology is a way to solve some of the problems that technology itself has created,” Bowles told FoxNews.com. He also said they expect to collect their two millionth cell phone by Thanksgiving this year.

There are countless other programs aimed at helping people easily recycle their unwanted electronic devices. Most chain stores that sell electronics like Best Buy, Staples, or RadioShack have their own recycling programs.

There are also websites dedicated to buying old electronics like Gazelle.com or USPhoneBuyers.com.

Phones and other electronic devices can also be donated to The Salvation Army, Goodwill or an organization like Cell Phones for Soldiers, which provides active-duty troops with cell phones to call home. Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers estimates that they have saved more than ten million phones from being thrown in the trash.

Whether it’s recycling money or just freeing up desk drawer space, responsibly disposing of unwanted electronics is easier and more profitable than ever.

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Aaron Howard executed by Abilene’s father and son (on garbage) video https://cflweb.org/aaron-howard-executed-by-abilenes-father-and-son-on-garbage-video/ https://cflweb.org/aaron-howard-executed-by-abilenes-father-and-son-on-garbage-video/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/aaron-howard-executed-by-abilenes-father-and-son-on-garbage-video/ On the picture Pictured Abilene, Texas father and son, John and Michael Miller who shot neighbor Aaron Howard (right) during an argument. The video shows Abilene, Texas father and son, John and Michael Miller shooting at neighbor Aaron Howard during an argument over litter in the alley. Stand your Ground cited law. Pictures have been […]]]>
On the picture
Pictured Abilene, Texas father and son, John and Michael Miller who shot neighbor Aaron Howard (right) during an argument.

The video shows Abilene, Texas father and son, John and Michael Miller shooting at neighbor Aaron Howard during an argument over litter in the alley. Stand your Ground cited law.

Pictures have been released showing the moments of a Texas father and son executing man over garbage argument.

Video broadcasts Aaron Howard, 37 being shot by his neighbors in West Texas, John miller and the son of man, Michael miller, 31 the morning of September 1.

Abilene Police Department in a press release posted responding to calls of gunfire at around 10:15 a.m., as police arrested the father and son for murder after the neighbor died shortly thereafter in hospital.

According to Howard’s fiancee, Kara box who was present during the confrontation, Aaron and his neighbors began arguing over a mattress that had been left in an alley behind Howard’s house in Abilene.

As the three men argued, Box began filming the next episode (see below) which was handed over to KTXS.

John and Michael Miller use force against Aaron Howard in the “trash” argument:

Pictures show the John and Michael Miller holding guns.

The father has a pistol in his right hand while the son, standing a few yards behind him, holds what appears to be a shotgun.

The two shirtless men hold arms as they engage in a verbal confrontation with Howard.

Howard is heard in the video yelling at the Millers to lower their guns.

‘If you get close to me, I’ll kill you’ John Miller is heard telling Howard.

“Hey, did you hear him say he was going to kill me?” “ Howard tells Box as she films.

‘Yes,’ Answer box.

“I’m in the dumpster” Howard said before turning to the Millers. “Mount the gun and go inside!” “

The argument gets even sharper as both sides make threats against the other reported Abilene Reporter News, as John Miller continues to tell Howard to “Step back”.

Finally, John Miller pulls the trigger on his pistol, although this is not captured on video.

Moments later, her son, Michael Miller, also shoots Howard. This is clearly evident in the pictures.

Just before Howard is shot, Box tries to get between the three men.

“You can see that I stand between them and I said, ‘You are not going to shoot my husband’, ‘ the groom told KTXS-TV.

Box said that John Miller ‘pulled past my head.’

She then ran to her husband in the midst of the chaos. A total of four shots were fired.

“People deserve to know what really happened” Box said when asked why she chose to post video footage.

“They deserve to know that John and Michael Miller are murderers.”

At one point during the round trip, John Miller had claimed he had the right to carry his pistol after being threatened by Howard during their confrontation – using the controversial hold your law to the ground.

Texas law is designed to allow individuals to use lethal force in self-defense as long as the person has the right to be where they are threatened, which usually concerns their own property. Despite legal doctrine, many question the relevance of the abuse of the law as a pretext to unleash blind force by ‘happy trigger’ shooters.

Gunshot death of Aaron Howard Abilene: at what cost to bear arms?

James Hicks, Taylor County District Attorney only learned of the existence of the video from KTXS-TV.

“Video evidence like this is always graphic and very difficult to watch” he said in a statement.

“But that’s consistent with the accusations. “

When asked what message she had for John and Michael Miller, Box replied: “You deserve to spend your life in prison. “

Box has since left the home of his late fiancee.

John and Michael Miller were released on $ 25,000 bail.

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Bedridden Florida woman, several animals found living in poverty; guard arrested https://cflweb.org/bedridden-florida-woman-several-animals-found-living-in-poverty-guard-arrested/ https://cflweb.org/bedridden-florida-woman-several-animals-found-living-in-poverty-guard-arrested/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/bedridden-florida-woman-several-animals-found-living-in-poverty-guard-arrested/ A bedridden woman, 67, and more than a dozen animals were rescued Thursday after a welfare check revealed they lived in a house filled with garbage, urine and feces, Florida the police said. Pinellas County Sheriff MPs said when they arrived at the Dunedin house at around 7.20 p.m. Thursday, they could smell the rotten […]]]>

A bedridden woman, 67, and more than a dozen animals were rescued Thursday after a welfare check revealed they lived in a house filled with garbage, urine and feces, Florida the police said.

Pinellas County Sheriff MPs said when they arrived at the Dunedin house at around 7.20 p.m. Thursday, they could smell the rotten garbage and animal feces as they made their way to the driveway.

“Inside the residence, the smell of feces and urine was so overwhelming that deputies had to put on masks,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

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Walking through the residence, MPs found 10 emaciated dogs and puppies living in bins filled with their own droppings, five large free-flying Macaw birds, rats, insects and general misery.

Puppies found they were living in their own feces in a Florida house full of garbage, urine and feces.
(Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

The deputies said that due to the large amounts of garbage in the house, they had to make their way to reach the victim’s bedroom.

“None of the toilets in the house were functioning and all were found to be overflowing with excrement,” MPs said. “The only working sink was located opposite the house from the victim’s bedroom. “

They said there was no food or water for the victim or the animals.

Puppies found they were living in their own feces in a Florida house full of garbage, urine and feces.

The puppies discovered they were living in their own feces in a Florida house filled with garbage, urine, and feces.
(Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

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The victim was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, while the animals were taken to shelters.

The woman’s guardian, Richard Lawrence Goodwin, 65, was arrested and charged with elder abuse and neglect, a disabled person and animal cruelty.

Richard Goodwin, 69, has been arrested for abuse and neglect of an elderly and disabled person after MPs found out she was living in appalling conditions.

Richard Goodwin, 69, has been arrested for abuse and neglect of an elderly and disabled person after MPs found out she was living in appalling conditions.
(Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

The Sheriff’s Department said this was Goodwin’s second arrest for abuse and neglect of the same victim. He had already been arrested in May 2018.

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Neighbor Victoria Muenzerbeer told FOX 13 that Goodwin and the victim were hoarders and the conditions inside the house were horrendous years ago when she once surrendered.

“I walked in and it was absolutely, a human couldn’t live there,” she said. “The kitchen was not usable and part of the wall was collapsing.

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Big Hero 6 proves to be a wonder as Kingsman spies on second place at UK box office | Movie https://cflweb.org/big-hero-6-proves-to-be-a-wonder-as-kingsman-spies-on-second-place-at-uk-box-office-movie/ https://cflweb.org/big-hero-6-proves-to-be-a-wonder-as-kingsman-spies-on-second-place-at-uk-box-office-movie/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/big-hero-6-proves-to-be-a-wonder-as-kingsman-spies-on-second-place-at-uk-box-office-movie/ The winner (1) Whether previews are included or not, Disney animation Great hero 6 was the winner of the weekend, just ahead of his freshman classmate Kingsman: Secret Service. the wonder The adaptation cost £ 3.81million over the weekend and £ 4.29million including previews. The last great Disney animation was Frozen, who debuted in late […]]]>

The winner (1)

Whether previews are included or not, Disney animation Great hero 6 was the winner of the weekend, just ahead of his freshman classmate Kingsman: Secret Service. the wonder The adaptation cost £ 3.81million over the weekend and £ 4.29million including previews. The last great Disney animation was Frozen, who debuted in late 2013 with £ 4.70million. (We don’t see any of the 2014 Tinker Bell features as a major Disney effort.)

A suitable comparison for Big Hero 6 might be Wreck-It Ralph, who arrived in February 2013 with £ 4.53million. Wreck-It Ralph has benefited from increased knowledge of the arcade game’s source material, especially among adults. Big Hero 6, which opened in the United States last November, made $ 218 million there and $ 485 million worldwide.

Big Hero 6 still has the full half of February’s vacation ahead of it – a time that should deliver significant revenue every day of the week.

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The winner (2)

While no one will be very surprised by the success of the latest Disney animation, the various actors of Kingsman: The Secret Service will be very happy to have given the inflatable robot a run for its money. Kingsman debuted with £ 3.55million this weekend and £ 4.24million, including previews on Thursday. It’s a big leap since director Matthew Vaughn’s opening Kick ass, which started in April 2010 with £ 1.83million and generous previews of £ 2.05million.

Distributor 20th Century Fox and producer / director / co-writer Vaughn will now pick out the details of what went well. The first contender is the release date, as Kingsman has offered viewers a fun alternative to the many award-winning high-profile dramas currently in theaters. Vaughn is a director who manages to be both broadly commercial and quite distinctive, meaning Fox could position Kingsman both as an accessible mainstream and something a little different from what audiences have seen before. There is always value in this combination.

Although the film found a spot on all independent channels – Picturehouse, Curzon and Everyman all played it – it found its biggest hit in multiplex theaters, with a very good regional spread across the UK. The best venue is Westfield in Shepherds Bush, London (so often the top performing theater for a blockbuster film), with Vue West End in second place. But Cineworld Milton Keynes, Cineworld Glasgow, Showcase Bluewater, Cineworld Sheffield, Cineworld Crawley, and Odeon Manchester Trafford Center are all top 10 best performing venues for Kingsman, and the next 10 include plex cinemas in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Norwich, Cheltenham, Dublin and Liverpool.

Fox reports that, with the addition of Monday’s recipes, Kingsman is now ahead of Big Hero 6, and the film is set to take home the week as a whole. (Family films always deliver milder numbers on weekdays, outside of school holidays.)

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The indie alternative

The only Oscar nominee released this weekend was Paul Thomas Andersonof Inherent vice, which lands with £ 363,000 from 187 theaters and an average of £ 1,942. In terms of top performing sites, the result is the exact opposite of Kingsman, with the film thriving best in independent theaters including the Curzon, Picturehouse and Everyman chains. The bias is heavier in London, as you would expect for a top-notch slice of American indie music.

The Inherent Vice number is very much like the first Wide Game Weekend box office for Anderson’s latest film The master: £ 372,000 for 153 cinemas. The Master was released on a two-week single-screen platform in November 2012, expanding nationwide in week three.

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Disappointment

Landing in 19th place, with revenue of £ 79,000 across 158 screens, Trash can delivered a low average of £ 501 per venue. This must surely be a major disappointment for the Universal distributor and the theaters that supported the film. Trash, based in Rio de Janeiro, benefited from a few commercial elements: director Stephen daldry, scriptwriter Richard curtis, and a scenario that is ultimately edifying. But maybe these didn’t match the favela setting in the movie so well, aside from the fact that all three of the main actors are Brazilian children and the main language is Portuguese. This balance between gritty and upbeat worked wonderfully for Slumdog Millionaire, and also Daldry’s Billy Elliot. In general, however, films targeting an adult audience (Trash is a 15 certificate) with child protagonists can fall between two stools. Slumdog Millionaire and Billy Elliot both hit theaters with great buzz and critical success, while Trash struggled to establish itself as a must-have proposition. With no attention paid to major awards and with a MetaCritic score of 63/100, the film seemingly got lost in the mix of titles chasing specialist audiences right now.

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The big slaughterers

Many of the award nominees are showing signs of fatigue, with drops of over 50% for the likes of Birdman and Whiplash. But the drops on these titles seem positively modest compared to other films on the market. Johnny Depp missed Mortdecai fell 82% from the previous weekend, while Mark Wahlberg in The player fell 81%. These two titles are now likely to see drastic reductions in the number of screens and the length of sessions.

The orphan

Unsurprisingly, Australian thriller Old scoundrel landed quite dismally, with £ 21,000 on 60 screens and an average of £ 351. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor and Alicia Vikander, the film sits between indie and mainstream, and just didn’t have the clout to break into the multiplex environment, where it made its reservations – it is. currently broadcast on 24 Vue sites, 15 Cineworlds, 11 showcases and two Odéon. After booking at these multiplex venues, distributor Koch must now hold off the DVD release for the entire 17-week theatrical window (in fact, the title will go on sale in June). The natural home of the movie is DVD / on demand, and in an ideal world faster transfer would be desirable.

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The future

Overall, the market is up 21% from the previous frame, and also 47% from the equivalent session from 2014, when the wolf of Wall Street and 12 years of slavery continued their hold on the top of the chart, and This annoying moment was the best new version. Movie bookmakers will now cross their fingers for the Wachowski’s sci-fi adventure Jupiter’s ancestry, originally scheduled for last summer. After a huge success with Paddington, StudioCanal could have another family success with Shaun the sheep the movie. Sony has Seth Rogen and James Franco in The interview, which certainly has a curiosity factor, as it was responsible for the devastating server hack towards the end of last year. A final major award contender arrives in the form of Selma, featuring David Oyelowo.

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Top 10 films, January 30-February 1

1. Great hero 6, £ 4,293,286 from 501 sites (new)

2. Kingsman: Secret Service, £ 4,241,292 at 533 sites (new)

3. American sniper, £ 1,586,745 from 481 sites. Total: £ 9,335,482

4. The theory of everything, £ 1,032,912 at 509 sites. Total: £ 17,643,178

5. Socket 3, £ 801,562 at 403 sites. Total: £ 16,560,282

6. In the woods, £ 734,370 at 488 sites. Total: 8,411,168 €

7. Paddington, £ 442,869 at 513 sites. Total: £ 35,517,698

8. Ex Machina, £ 410,327 at 410 sites. Total: £ 2,055,694

9. Inherent vice, £ 363,133 at 187 sites (new)

10. Les Contes D’Hoffmann: Met Opera, £ 238,597 at 167 sites (live event)

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Other openers

Trash can, £ 79,178 at 158 ​​sites

Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe, £ 24,221 from 15 sites

Old scoundrel, £ 21,065 at 60 sites

Goodbye Children, £ 13,958 at 6 sites

Hawaizaada, £ 10,089 from 14 sites

No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers, £ 3624 from 3 sites

Pelo Malo, £ 1,995 from 3 sites

Tales of the Dark Sleeper, £ 1.958 at 3 sites

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Grace Gummer decorates, Katharine McPhee works a draped dress and more sensational moments | Broadway Buzz https://cflweb.org/grace-gummer-decorates-katharine-mcphee-works-a-draped-dress-and-more-sensational-moments-broadway-buzz/ https://cflweb.org/grace-gummer-decorates-katharine-mcphee-works-a-draped-dress-and-more-sensational-moments-broadway-buzz/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/grace-gummer-decorates-katharine-mcphee-works-a-draped-dress-and-more-sensational-moments-broadway-buzz/ In the eighth episode of NBC’s Sparkling Broadway soap opera To break, entitled “The Coup”, the workshop for Marilyn the musical may be over, but the drama has only just begun. Like Ivy (Megan Hilty) waits for word that she landed her dream gig, her lover / director Derek (Jack Davenport) goes behind her back, […]]]>

In the eighth episode of NBC’s Sparkling Broadway soap opera To break, entitled “The Coup”, the workshop for Marilyn the musical may be over, but the drama has only just begun. Like Ivy (Megan Hilty) waits for word that she landed her dream gig, her lover / director Derek (Jack Davenport) goes behind her back, enlisting Karen (Katharine McPhee) to help give Marilyn Monroe a 21st century makeover (which means dancing naked, of course). Meanwhile, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) continues to fight (without cocktails) her ex-husband Jerry (Michael Cristofer) for money with the help of her holy daughter Katie (guest star Grace Gummer) and her settles into his chic but stripped-down apartment on the Lower East Coast.

Fastest Home Makeover: The chroniclerGrace Gummer from town comes to town as Eileen’s daughter Katie, otherwise known as “Mahatma Katie” because according to Tom (Christian Borle), this girl is “a saint”. After $ 3 million in her trust fund, Katie realizes Warbucks daddy has to “play” with his mom. Unable to convince Jerry to give Eileen “money to live”, Katie uses her international flair (and cash) to decorate her mother’s dig (Anthropology, anyone?) Overnight before surrendering in Alaska to count wild salmon and save the world’s salmon. hideous pillow at once.

Best definition of a producer: Until now, Ellis (Jaime Cepero) has simply been an opportunist with more passion for eavesdropping than romance with his girlfriend, Cyn (Condola Rashad). But the backstabbing assistant finally revealed his true ambition: to become a producer. Forget Tom, the man who gave him a chance: “He’s an artist, he’s a loser,” Ellis smirked. “Ivy too, she’s working her ass for this workshop and nobody even called her or the time of day.” Artists are treated like dirt. I want to be a producer. And what are the producers doing, Cyn asks? “I’m figuring this out,” Ellis replies blithely.

Most Joy-Elastic number: While Ivy Lynn, Bobby (Wesley Taylor) and the rest of the ensemble wait to see if the Marilyn the musical is “dead”, the gang decides to let off steam with a few balls at the Brooklyn Bowl. Cue Sly and “Dance to the Music” by Family Stone. Suddenly To break enters Joy mode while the crew forgo bowling etiquette and the rules all together, dancing the aisles, twirling on furniture and singing in the overhanging lights. Bring the slushies!

The biggest Idol Link: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic is playing the role of himself and working hard on “Touch Me,” the “21st Century Fox” song by Eileen and Derek, aka their new improved Marilyn musical. Ryan calls himself a Karen fan after hearing his track ‘Brighter Than the Sun’ for elusive music mogul Bobby Raskin, but in real life Ryan clearly has a soft spot for American Idol Nominees: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has produced hits for former Idols Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Jordin Sparks.

The strangest take on Marilyn: Derek is determined to give Marilyn a serious makeover, boring Tom and Julia (Debra Messing). In order to make the character more “contemporary,” he enlists Karen, and despite her initial hesitation, the girl from Iowa quickly throws ethics out the window. Told by Derek to “not be afraid of sex” Karen ends up in a sheet / dress singing “Touch Me” on a bed surrounded by freaky men. The Phantom of the Opera masks. (Clearly, the new Marilyn is a brunette with a penchant for self-tuning, cage beds, and euro-trash video concepts.) After her routine fails to get either Tom or Julia to move, Karen cannot pronounce than the word “sorry”, which pretty much sums it up at the top.

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Lebron Dunks on Jason Terry after Terry talks about the trash (video). https://cflweb.org/lebron-dunks-on-jason-terry-after-terry-talks-about-the-trash-video/ https://cflweb.org/lebron-dunks-on-jason-terry-after-terry-talks-about-the-trash-video/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:34:09 +0000 https://cflweb.org/lebron-dunks-on-jason-terry-after-terry-talks-about-the-trash-video/ Lebron James punishes a lot of people by dipping into it, but no one was more enjoyable to posterize than Jason Terry. Hoopsvibe Quick Call: Terry is known for talking about trash; now he can also be known to get drenched. There has been a lot of bad blood between Jason Terry and Lebron James […]]]>

Lebron James punishes a lot of people by dipping into it, but no one was more enjoyable to posterize than Jason Terry.

Hoopsvibe Quick Call: Terry is known for talking about trash; now he can also be known to get drenched.


There has been a lot of bad blood between Jason Terry and Lebron James in recent years. I’m pretty sure the rivalry arose after Terry aka “Jet” and the Dallas Mavericks beat Lebron James and the Heat in the 2010-11 NBA Finals. And now that Terry has moved to Boston, the Heat’s main Eastern Conference rival, fuggetabout.

After Miami beat the Celtics in Monday night’s game for their 23rd straight win, Lebron was interviewed by ESPN and explained why it was nice to dabble on the man they call Jet.

“I had the chance to [review] that, and that was one of my best, “James said of his dunk on Terry after the game.” The fact that this happened to JT made him even sweeter. Because we all know JT and he talks too much sometimes. And I’m glad that happened to him. ”

Boom. Roast.

But you have to give Lebron and the Heat credit because the dunk was pretty nasty. Not just the dunk, even, but the entire room. First, Wade stole it from Terry in the backcourt, returned a pass behind his back to Haslem who sent it back to Norton who lobbed it at Lebron. It was like something you see from the Harlem Globetrotters.

Before the game, Terry commented on Miami’s winning streak, saying: “[I’m] not really impressed with that or anything they do. ”

I can only imagine he wasn’t impressed with getting soaked either.

(On a secondary note, the Heat came back from a 27-point deficit Wednesday night to beat Lebron’s former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was the biggest lead in Cavs history and the 24th straight win. Miami’s second-longest winning streak in NBA history behind just the Lakers 71-72.)

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