8 Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit 8:53 32 Photos How I survived the Marvel Studios 22 Movie Marathon Keanu Reeves owns 2019 — and it’s a very excellent adventure Keanu Reeves to star in Cyberpunk 2077, out in April 2020 Reeves’ slow-mo Always Be My Maybe walk works to any song I vote for Keanu Reeves as Johnny Blaze : Ghost Rider .. time to bring him into the MCU @Marvel pic.twitter.com/l8rfg4P6Ro— Grn.Rngr (@alexxcooleyy) June 20, 2019 More on Keanu Reeves Marvel Others suggest Reeves should be cast as everyone from Silver Surfer to Gambit to Moon Knight.Reeves has made headlines this year for everything from his starring action part in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum to his role as a motorcycle daredevil toy in Toy Story 4 to his upcoming role in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game to a meme-worthy appearance in Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe.There’s also an online petition, with more than 34,000 signatures at press time, urging Time Magazine to make Reeves its person of the year. Keanu in the MCU? He does know kung fu from his Matrix days, after all.Pain heals, and chicks dig scars, but glory lasts forever, Keanu Reeves once told us in The Replacements. Sounds like the perfect motto for a Marvel superhero.And Reeves, who’s having a most excellent and not at all bogus 2019, could join that super-powered universe. A reporter for CNET sister site ComicBook.com asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige if the company was planning anything involving Reeves, and indeed, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.”We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige said. “I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”Which hero would he play? Due to Reeves’ love of motorcycles, some suggest Ghost Rider. Now playing: Watch this: Originally published June 19. But many would like to see Reeves as Adam Warlock, who was created by researchers to be the pinnacle of future human evolution. “Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is,” wrote one Twitter user. Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is so marvel better cast him pic.twitter.com/iefkmh5z8d— ४ 𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐤𝐢 ४ (@reevesofloki) June 20, 2019 Comments Share your voice TV and Movies Tags
High CourtThe High Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to take effective measures to prevent the spread of dengue mosquitoes in the capital, reports UNB.The bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the order while hearing a writ petition seeking necessary steps to prevent air pollution in Dhaka.Mayors and chief executive officers of Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation have been asked to execute the order.DSCC and DNCC had earlier filed separate reports claiming that they took effective measures to control dengue mosquitoes.Lawyer Manzill Murshid, who represented the plaintiff, opposed the reports, pointing out that the finance minister could not present budget as he was suffering from dengue.“Many employees of the judiciary and MPs have been infected with dengue. The situation in the capital is terrible,” he told the court.The court then ordered the city corporations to take effective measures and file reports within two weeks.
Rod McGuirk Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn the outcome of his appeal on Wednesday (Aug. 21) though the verdict still may not be the final word on his convictions for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral more than two decades ago.The Victoria state Court of Appeal heard arguments from Cardinal George Pell’s lawyers and prosecutors in June. In recognition of the intense public interest, the court is taking the unusual step of livestreaming its judgment on his appeal.The 78-year-old former Vatican finance minister would walk free if the three judges acquit him of the five convictions. They also could order a retrial, in which case Pell would be released on bail, or they could reject his appeal.Pell has been in a Melbourne prison since March, when he was sentenced to six years for convictions on charges that he orally raped a 13-year-old choirboy and indecently dealt with the boy and the boy’s 13-year-old friend in a rear room of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in December 1996. He was also convicted of squeezing one of the boy’s genitals in a cathedral corridor in February 1997.Pell had become archbishop of Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, months before his crimes are alleged to have taken place and had set up a world-first compensation arrangement for victims of clergy sexual abuse. He was described at his trial as the Vatican’s third most senior cleric.Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli told Australian Broadcasting Corp. last week that had he visited Pell in prison two months ago and described his state as: “a bit like a calm in a storm.”Comensoli said Pell’s imprisonment — being held in protective custody as a convicted pedophile and spending 23 hours a day alone in his cell — “takes its toll.”“There’d be a psychological agitation about waiting for what’s going to be the outcome of the appeal, but I found him strong … spiritually and calm and very conversive,” Comensoli said.Prison authorities announced two weeks ago they were investigating whether Pell had breached rules by writing a letter dated Aug. 1 that was circulated by his supporters on social media. Prison rules forbid prisoners from posting on social media, using the internet or asking others to post on their behalf.“My faith in our Lord, like yours, is a source of strength,” the two-page handwritten letter said, thanking supporters for between 1,500 and 2,000 letters Pell had received in prison.“The knowledge that my small suffering can be used for good purposes through being joined to Jesus’ suffering gives me purpose and direction,” the letter added.The Department of Justice and Community Safety did not respond to a request on Monday for an update on the investigation into the suspected breach.Some observers suspect the long wait for a verdict after the appeals court heard Pell’s case on June 5-6 means the judges were taking time to ensure as best they can that their ruling won’t be overturned in the High Court, Australia’s final arbiter. Both sides can appeal under Australian law, so consideration in the High Court is likely.Many supporters have urged the public to withhold their judgment of Pell until the result of the appeal is known.“If we are too quick to judge, we can end up joining the demonizers or the apologists, those baying for blood or those in denial,” Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher told a congregation.The Australian Catholic University said its Pell Center at its campus in Pell’s hometown of Ballarat would not be renamed until the appeal process was completed, angering academic staff.But Patrick’s College, the prestigious Catholic school where Pell was educated in Ballarat, renamed a building named after him and removed his name from the school honor board.“The jury’s verdict demonstrates that Cardinal Pell’s behaviors have not met the standards we expect of those we honor as role models for the young men we educate,” headmaster John Crowley said.But the school said it could change its decision after the appeal.Pell’s lawyers had to prove to the appeals court that the jury that unanimously convicted him in December must have held a reasonable doubt about his guilt. An earlier trial had ended in a deadlocked jury. An 11-to-1 majority decision to either convict or acquit could have been accepted, but at least two jurors held out.Prosecutors replied that the evidence of more than 20 priests, choristers, altar servers and church officials showed there were “possible hindrances” to the prosecution case, but did not preclude the jury from being satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt of Pell’s guilt.Pell’s lawyers argue the events in 1996 as described in the prosecution case were “improbable and even impossible” to have happened quickly and in part of the cathedral where altar servers and priests were likely to walk in at any moment.One of the choirboys, identified by the sentencing judge as J.J., was the key prosecution witness. His friend, identified as M.R., died of a heroin overdose in 2014 at the age of 31 without ever complaining he had been abused.Pell did not testify at either of his trials. But both juries saw a video of a police interview of him in Rome in 2016 in which Pell rejected the allegations as “absolutely disgraceful rubbish” and a “deranged falsehood.”Clerical sexual abuse and the Catholic church’s handling of such cases worldwide have thrown Pope Francis’ papacy into turmoil.In a little more than a year, the pope has acknowledged he made “grave errors” in Chile’s worst cover-up, Pell was convicted of abuse, a French cardinal was convicted of failing to report a pedophile, and a third cardinal, former U.S. church leader Theodore McCarrick, was defrocked after a Vatican investigation determined he molested children and adults. Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! 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Designers are there one too many. While most of them try to cater to their high profile clientele, rarely would you come across somebody who is giving back something to the weavers. Well, for the uninitiated, Anuradha Ramam is one designer who acknowledges the labour that her artisans put in to create stunning designs. Ramam, herself, is a self taught designer who is driven by a single passion: to preserve the old crafts heritage of the country and present it to the people of today with a contemporary touch. Ramam today, supports over 350 weavers and artisans of Andhra and Bengal who work exclusively for her and are involved in stunning creations. A firm believer in giving back something to the society, Ramam donates a part of her earnings to make a better life for her weavers. Here’s a designer you want to keep in mind!
Cellphones, is a must for everyone now, especially in India. This gadget which came to the country more than a decade ago is now an important part of all the Indians. The advent of this phones in India marked certain changes in the Indian society and its economy too. What are the changes, what is the extent of the change- to get the answer of this questions COAI in association with IIC presents the lecture session on Cellphone Nation- How mobile phones changed India. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Robin Jeffrey, who has studied the effects of mobile phones on Indian society and economy will take back the audience to the India’s history as how the communication from Mughal Era to British Raj changed the course of history. From there to the nostalgia of telephony in 60s, 70s, 80s and a big bang of mobile phones in 90s onwards, Jeffery will be touching upon every aspect of Indian life. Jeffery’s lectures will also include the negative aspects of cheap, handheld, communication devices.When: 30 April Where: India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller MargTiming: 6:30 pm
If you think your mind stops wandering when you’re doing nothing, think again. Canadian researchers have developed a new framework for understanding how human thoughts flow, even at rest and thus help people with various mental illness like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Mind-wandering is typically characterised as thoughts that stray from what you’re doing. “Mind-wandering is not an odd quirk of the mind. Rather, it’s something that the mind does when it enters into a spontaneous mode. Without this spontaneous mode, we couldn’t do things like dream or think creatively,” said lead author Kalina Christoff, Professor at University of British Columbia, Canada. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study published in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience proposed that the flow of thoughts is grounded in the interaction between different brain networks and flows freely when the mind is in its default state – mind-wandering. Yet two types of constraints – one automatic and the other deliberate – can curtail this spontaneous movement of thoughts.However, spontaneous thought processes – including mind wandering, but also creative thinking and dreaming – arise when thoughts are relatively free from these deliberate and automatic constraints, the researchers said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive“Understanding what makes thought free and what makes it constrained is crucial because it can help us understand how thoughts move in the minds of those diagnosed with mental illness,” Christoff said.“Everyone’s mind has a natural ebb and flow of thought, but our framework reconceptualises disorders like ADHD, depression and anxiety as extensions of that normal variation in thinking,” added Zachary Irving, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.According to Irving, “We all have someone with anxiety and ADHD in our minds. The anxious mind helps us focus on what’s personally important, whereas the ADHD mind allows us to think freely and creatively.”