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Concert To Benefit Music Foundation The Project Matters To Be Held Wednesday At Mexicali Live

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A student is asked to perform a short program, and Dr. Ertl will give a lesson. The work is viewed by a new teacher, which brings a different perspective and sometimes a new interpretation of the music. Any piano students interested in attending the master class may contact Williamson at 410-6144. He also likes to talk to his audience about the music hes playing, Williamson said. Ertls program will include a sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven and Frederic Rzewskis Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. Following intermission, he will play a composition by Franz Liszt. The program will conclude with a piece Ertl describes as one of the most technically challenging pieces in his repertoire. Its Igor Stravinskys transcription titled The Firebird. I try to change my playing style to adapt to what composer I play, he said. While Beethoven and Mozart are musically challenging, The Firebird is the most technically difficult for me. A winner of numerous national and international competitions, Ertl has given multiple performances at Carnegie Halls Weill Recital Hall and debuted at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, on Chicago Radios Live from WFMT series, Wisconsin Public Radios Live from the Elvehjem series, and performed with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and Fox Valley Symphony. Successful in numerous competitions, Ertl won first prize in the 2009 American Protege International Piano Competition and third prize at the 2008 Young Artists International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C. For the past seven years, Ertl has been the Artist-in-Residence Fellow for PianoArts, where he has performed hundreds of interactive outreach concerts and collaborated with over 20 public schools. Ertl completed his doctorate in musical arts at the Eastman School of Music. He also earned his masters from Eastman and his bachelors from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying with Robert Shannon. Ertl finds himself juggling his time between teaching and performing. It sometimes makes for some very long days, because prior to a concert, I like to practice from five to six hours a day, he said. Normally, I practice at least two hours a day. Tickets are available at www.johnstownmusic.org or at the door.

Concert photos by the L.A. Times

A stiff breeze blew across the Santa Monica Pier on a recent afternoon, kicking up sand and sea spray as visitors munched fried food and watched a man paint names on a grain of rice. But sheltered inside a seafood joint, Mitchell Frank and Martin Fleischmann didn’t seem concerned with the weather perhaps because they were busy describing winds of change. “What we’re trying to do is create a destination for locals on the pier,” said Fleischmann, a veteran Los Angeles concert promoter. “Tourists are here all day long, but otherwise it’s underutilized.” Added Frank, another promoter hired by the nonprofit group that oversees the pier, “The mandate was to bring content here.” PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Content in the form of musical performances isn’t unheard of on the pier, which last month wrapped its 29th annual Twilight Concert series with a free show by the reggae star Jimmy Cliff. The gig drew 30,000 people, according to some estimates. But this year the promoters expanded the menu with a slate of ticketed festivals, including All Bands on Deck! (with indie acts such as Poolside and Yacht) and September’s Beach Ball (featuring Aloe Blacc and Sly & Robbie). This weekend the pier is to host Way Over Yonder, an inaugural two-day roots-music event connected to the venerable Newport Folk Festival with performances Saturday and Sunday by Neko Case, Conor Oberst and Calexico. And Oct. 19 will bring the comedy-based Festival Supreme, assembled by Jack Black and his mock-rock band Tenacious D. The shows are part of what pier official Jay Farrand called “a larger effort to get people to take a second look at the pier to think of it not just as somewhere you take Grandma from Kansas.” But for Frank and Fleischmann whose respective companies, Spaceland and Rum & Humble, put on concerts at the Echo and the Hollywood Bowl, among other spots the activity also reflects their desire to establish a new home for music on the Westside, where a dearth of large and mid-sized venues intensified with the closing this summer of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations “People here need a place where they can gather in large numbers for music,” said Fleischmann, who pointed to high rents and restrictive permitting as reasons the Westside generally lacks such spaces. The century-old Santa Monica Pier, an instantly identifiable but historically significant landmark, makes for a complex solution to that problem. Jay Sweet, who supervises the Newport Folk Festival, said the pier appealed to him for Way Over Yonder because it’s an “iconic place that’s not a traditional music venue” similar to Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island, where Newport has taken place since 1959. “There’s an overall vibe there,” said Cliff’s manager, Ernie Gonzalez, who added that the pier attracts an audience more diverse than at other venues.

Drug-related arrests related to the Coliseum event added to the jails population issues, he said. The event impacted us in a negative way in terms of our population. We had nine drug arrests from traffic stops of people going to the concert. There were two drug overdoses reported before 10 a.m., said Emery. A traffic stop by McLean County sheriffs officers netted 2 pounds of marijuana scheduled for delivery to concert patrons, said the sheriff. On Saturday, the jails population peaked at 270, a number that includes those held on new charges along with people serving sentences and awaiting trial. A decision on when the inmates will be returned to McLean County will be made after a review of the population, said Emery. Bloomington police reports indicate that Ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana were found in vehicles of people stopped Friday afternoon. During the concert, a man was removed after he was found naked on the floor. He was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer for allegedly kicking an officer who tried to restrain him. More than two dozen Bloomington police officers were at the concert on hire-back status, meaning the Coliseum, which is owned by the city by privately managed, will reimburse the city for their salary, including overtime. Bloomington Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling said eight paramedics were stationed at the concert venue, also on hire-back status. Its not uncommon for the fire department to staff events there but the fire chief noted that guests at previous Bassnectar shows have needed medical attention for issues ranging from dehydration to substance abuse. The sold-out concert was attended by about 6,000 people, many of them willing to stand in line for several hours Friday to obtain wristbands that afforded them spots on the floor near the stage. John Butler, president of Central Illinois Arena Management, the firm that manages the Coliseum, did not return a call for comment on the problems generated by the event.

Carnegie Hall concert goes on, after strike canceled performance

The dispute hangs on whether the stagehands – mostly prop-makers, carpenters and electricians – should have a role in a new educational wing that the Carnegie Hall Corp plans to open above the hall next year. The corporation wants to hire cheaper labor at the education wing. Negotiations with the union took an unprecedented turn on Wednesday when Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees decided to go on strike for the first time in the history of Carnegie Hall. However, when James Claffey, president of Local 1, emerged from negotiations on Thursday afternoon, he announced the union had agreed to pull down the picket line for the day, citing progress in the talks. “This is a goodwill gesture towards Carnegie Hall,” said Claffey, whose local has negotiated some of the most lucrative pay in the industry. He later said further progress had been made, and that even though picketing would continue, he hoped to reach a deal by Friday. Carnegie Hall’s five full-time stagehands make an average of $400,000 per year including benefits, The New York Times reported, citing the organization’s tax returns. Claffey said there were many more stagehands represented by the union who work only sporadically. “This dispute is not about those employees,” Claffey said. “This is about everyone else. These are middle class employees.” The strike forced Carnegie Hall to cancel a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra with violinist Joshua Bell.

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We had the means for $10 here and $10 there, a lot of kids don’t.” The retired teacher from Freehold, her husband William and son Matt started The Project Matters in memory of her other son, Benjamin, a musician who died at 19. Since its inception, the foundation has bought those strings and done much more, including buying instruments and renting studio time for New Jersey bands with musicians 21 and under. After doing some research, they choose a band to help for a year. The fourth band to benefit from The Project Matters named after Benjamin’s posthumously pressed CD named “Matters” is GNGR (pronounced ginger), who will be playing Wednesday night at the organization’s benefit concert at Mexicali Live in Teaneck . “It’s provided gear and financial support that’s also going into recordings,” said GNGR guitarist Jake Lefkowitz, 17 and a senior at Wayne Hills High School. GNGR is a rock band made up of five guys from North Jersey who got connected through School of Rock. Four of them are seniors in high school, and one graduated last spring. Lefkowitz describes their music as “rock at its simplest terms. Foo Fighters meets Skynyrd, all the way back to The Doors and Pearl Jam.” They play all original songs except for a few covers. Wednesday night one of those cover songs will be Benjamin High’s “Motorway.” “It’s not just they’re helping us, we want to help them because of their cause,” said Lefkowitz of The Project Matters. “We’re trying to spread the music their son wrote.

Rpt-split On Finance Overshadows Europe-u.s. Trade Talks

trade talks Mon Oct 7, 2013 2:04am EDT * EU seeks financial regulation in biggest trade deal * Washington opposed, wants to keep control * EU and U.S. account for 60 pct of global banking By Robin Emmott and John O’Donnell BRUSSELS, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Aqua or water? These words mean the same thing, and yet illustrate a divide that European and U.S. negotiators must bridge in free-trade talks to integrate half the global economy. From fragrances to finance, creating common rules is vital for reaching a deal between the European Union and United States that officials say can boost economic output by more than $100 billion a year on each side of the Atlantic. For example, EU law requires water be labelled “aqua” in Latin as an ingredient of perfume. When the same bottle is sold in the United States, regulations demand a living language be used: water must be labelled as “water”. Such relatively minor obstacles, which add to the cost of transatlantic business, will probably be ironed out at negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the second round of which begins on Monday. But nowhere is the challenge more difficult or pressing than in finance as both sides struggle to restore stability to their economies and markets. The EU wants financial regulation to be a central part of an agreement whereas Washington is resisting, worried this will bog down the already complex talks on the world’s biggest trade agreement. “We are taking a pragmatic approach,” EU trade chief Karel De Gucht said last month, backing the inclusion of finance.

Europe stocks fall; luxury-goods firms hit

The Stoxx Europe 600 index /quotes/zigman/2380150 XX:SXXP -0.38% fell 0.2% to close at 309.18, after earlier dropping nearly 1% and touching levels last seen in early September. The index closed out last week with an 0.7% loss. Click to Play Watch Alcoa, Boeing and BlackBerry Tomi Kilgore takes a look at which stocks traders will be watching during market action, including Alcoa, Boeing, and BlackBerry. Photo: Getty Images. Among decliners, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA /quotes/zigman/165816 FR:MC -0.07% /quotes/zigman/165816 FR:MC -0.07% fell 1.1%. In a report published Sunday , Reuters said analysts are growing increasingly concerned about the luxury groups brands and are worried these wont be able to provide alternative growth now that cash cow Louis Vuitton has fallen on tough times. A warning from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew that Congress is playing with fire if it doesnt increase the debt ceiling in time increased investors anxiety about the U.S. budget stalemate and looming deadline to raise the countrys debt ceiling. Government shutdown: Track the latest news out of Washington /conga/story/2013/10/governmentshutdownstream.html 282136 The news that U.S. politicians have again put self-interest ahead of the greater good of the country by failing to make any progress in sorting out the budget or tackling the debt ceiling will have surprised few, said Alastair McCaig, market analyst at IG. The U.S.

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Virginia (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) hopes to have a lot of that corrected Saturday at Maryland. The Terps (4-1, 0-1) are hurting, too, coming off an embarrassing 63-0 loss to No. 6 Florida State. Cavaliers coach Mike London, whose team held Pittsburgh to 199 yards two weeks ago but lost 14-3 because its offense couldn’t make any plays, said the turnaround is frustrating, but fixable. “Perhaps maybe focus; attention to detail at that moment, at the precise moment that it calls for you to be at your best,” London said of a possible cause. “… That has to be addressed and it has to be fixed. We’ve got to keep talking about it and keep harping on it until it becomes kind of ingrained.” Harold said the tone of the defense, which came into the game ranked 16th in the country in total defense, spiraled downhill, and continued to suffer as the Cardinals continued making big plays. The big plays contributed to penalties against Virginia, too. Harold was called for a hit to the head on Cardinals’ quarterback Keith Wenning during a sack, and personal foul one of four against the Cavaliers for pushing a player down and a grabbing the facemask penalty. “Like I said, when something happens that you don’t expect, it was a blow because they did it so quick,” Harold said of the first scoring drive. “I was like, ‘What are we doing? Is it the line?

It potentially increases the volatility of the market as and when this scheme is taken away and increases the risks people are taking, he said. The market is recovering anyway. It doesnt make any sense to have it recovering any faster than it already is, he said. U.K. lenders are already targeting the weakest housing markets with riskier loans because the London market is dominated by cash buyers. About 35 percent of homes bought in the U.K. this year were paid for entirely with cash, according to data compiled by broker Savills Plc. (SVS) In London, its as many as 60 percent, with demand driven by purchasers from abroad who view the city as a haven, according to Richard Sexton, a director at e.surv, a unit of LSL Property Services Plc. (LSL) Different Country The London market is like a different country almost, Sexton said. Thats a lot of foreign cash coming in. Gareth Hill, a spokesman for the Council of Mortgage Lenders , a trade association, declined to comment. Spokesmen for RBS, Lloyds and the U.K. Treasury didnt reply to calls and e-mails seeking comment. For the rest of the country, national price gains have been fueled by the Funding for Lending program that allows banks and building societies to borrow from the Bank of England at low rates if they use the cash to fund residential mortgages.

London black taxis turn white for Australia

Robin MILLARD 1 hour ago London (AFP) – The iconic black London cab is to hit the streets in Australia for the first time — though the taxis have been painted white to cope with the Antipodean heat. A shipment of 98 TX4s has been unloaded in Perth for a four-year trial in the west coast city, the first of 200 heading Down Under, manufacturers The London Taxi Company said. The taxis will be plying for hire in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, later this month. “They’re white, which is probably better in a hot climate, but they are also specifically hot-climate vehicles. They have different ventilation to make sure they don’t overheat,” a spokeswoman for The London Taxi Company told AFP. The taxis sent to Perth are ex-demonstration models. In a publicly-funded package, the city’s cabbies will have their normal weekly licence fee waived for the first four years of running them — meaning they will recoup almost the full vehicle cost — if they take up the TX4. A white London taxi is seen driving along street in the British capital on May 24, 2013 (AFP Photo/O “The response has been phenomenal,” said Evan Simeon, who heads the company’s operations in Australia. “One Perth operator who purchased a fleet of 50 bright white, used TX4s has already had a stampede of drivers who want to be the first ones to buy a cab and partake in the trial. “What has been especially gratifying are the offers from expat London taxi drivers who not only want to buy one, but have also offered their services to train our Australian drivers on everything from the service to vehicle operation.” The manufacturer was rescued from administration earlier this year by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The company has two factories: one at Coventry in central England for the domestic British market, and one in Shanghai for worldwide sales. The Perth cabs were shipped from the Chinese commercial hub.

Canada Ranks High In Digital Skills: Oecd Report

Canada to boycott Commonwealth in Sri Lanka [VIDEO]

Canada PM Stephen Harper said that the main reason behind the boycott is the concern of human rights abuse. He has always expressed his desire to cut off its funding as well. Mr Harper issued a statement on Monday emphasising on the failure by the government of Sri Lanka to uphold the core values of the Commonwealth. He further added that Canada had remained to be disturbed by the reported confinement and intimidation of journalists and political leaders in the South Asian country. There has been alleged harassment of the minorities in the country. People have strangely disappeared and there have been alleged illegal murders. Even though there have been assumptions that Canada may boycott the next Commonwealth summit to be held in Sri Lanka, Mr Harper’s confirmation at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meet now makes it official. In addition to the boycott, Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned that Canada might cut off its funding to the Commonwealth organisation on the grounds of the consistent reports of alleged human rights violation in the host country. Mr Harper was speaking at the APEC summit when he expressed that the decision to boycott the summit had been made with a “heavy heart”. Canada’s decision to boycott the Commonwealth summit this year does not, however, come as a surprise as it has been expressing its desire to do so since 2011 when the Commonwealth leaders’ meet was held in Australia . On the other hand, Mr Harper’s candid views on the political condition of Sri Lanka create the ripples. The Commonwealth organisation was formed with 54 nations who were under the British rule in the past and are now facing economic crisis to exist on the global platform. Canada’s decision to boycott the summit may come as a double blow as the U.S. President Barack Obama is not going to be able to present at the meet due to the budget crisis at Washington. Deepak Obhrai, the parliament secretary, is now going represent Canada on behalf of the prime minister.

Canada outscores Germany, the U.K. and the U.S., when it comes to the all important new age digital skills, and OECD report to be released Tuesday found.<br />
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Warrnambool, whose brands include the Sungold Milk range of fresh milk, supplies dairy products to both domestic and international customers. Saputo made an off-market offer of A$7.00 per share for Warrnambool in an all-cash deal, which the Warrnambool board had recommended shareholders to accept. That was well above a A$5.75 per share offer from majority owner Bega Cheese Ltd (BGA.AX) in September. “The board came to the view after careful consideration that the Saputo offer is far superior to the Bega bid in terms of both value and conditionality,” Warrnambool CEO David Lord told reporters in a media briefing on Tuesday. “It provides greater certainty and substantial premium to WCB shareholders.” The offer represents a 57.0 percent premium to the one-month volume-weighted average price of Warrnambool shares before Bega’s offer was announced, the company said. Warrnambool shares surged 11.8 percent to A$7.22 by 0200 GMT, touching an all-time high of A$7.29, after the takeover was announced. “This is our dream of ultimately having an Australian platform,” Saputo CEO Lino A. Saputo, Jr. said in a media briefing. “We believe Australia has the ideal platform for us getting products into those emerging markets.” The Canadian company currently has a sales office in China, and is selling dairy products into other Asian markets such as Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, out of its Argentina operations. When asked if the company would look to make more acquisitions in Australia, Saputo said the appetite is there. “We have an appetite to grow and most of that growth will come through acquisitions. And of course if there are other assets available for sale, we will be part of that process,” Saputo said.

Canada’s Saputo to take over Australian dairy producer Warrnambool

Three in 10 scored at the lowest level for both reading and math. Sweden and Finland scored highest on digital skills, based on tests that involved sorting email into folders, finding data in spreadsheets, and setting up a meeting using more than one application to manage scheduling conflicts. Out of all 24 countries surveyed, Canadians ranked 7th in computer skills, 11th in literacy skills and 15th in numeracy skills. The latter finding didnt surprise the education minister. The provinces have got some work to do there, he said. The country performed well despite having one of the highest immigrant populations in the survey whose mother tongue was not one of Canadas two official languages. In fact, Canadian immigrants outperformed immigrants in most other countries, which partly reflects Canadas immigration criteria, which favours well-educated applicants. However, the report also sounded alarm bells on the state of the least skilled adults across the developed world. In most countries, including Canada, roughly 1 in 10 adults score at the bottom of the skills charts, the report found. Theyre able to follow simple instructions, fill out forms, and make change. But they have no experience with computers. In other words, significant numbers of adults do not possess the most basic information-processing skills considered necessary to succeed in todays world, the study found. On an encouraging note, skills can be taught, the study said, noting that Koreas investment in its schools has led to higher literacy skills among younger adults than older adults. In other countries, such as the U.S., theres been no change over the decades, the study found. Young people in these countries are entering a much more demanding labour market, yet they are not much better prepared than those who are retiring, the report warns.

Canada Harvesting Bumper Crops

per acre. “Yields are beyond peoples experience,” says Duvenaud. He was anticipating a crop near 17 million tons, and the average trade estimate was about 16.5 million. He expects Statistics Canada to increase canola production in December. “If theres a bullish story, it will be on the canola side. Canola futures prices have fallen $50 per ton since harvest started,” says Duvenaud. “The worst of the harvest pressure on canola is probably over.” Saskatchewan producers anticipate a record-large canola crop of 8.1 million metric tons, up 24.2% from a year ago. The average anticipated canola yield in Saskatchewan of 35.2 bu. is 40% larger than last years 25.1 bu. per acre. Record-high yields are expected for barley and oats as well. Barley production is expected to increase 18.1% to 9.2 million metric tons, compared with last year, as the average yield hits 68.2 bu. per acre. Oat production is expected to rise 16% to 3.2 million metric tons as the average yield soars to 82.6 bu.

The Great Depression Brought Popcorn To The Movies

Counterpoint: Why Justin Timberlake Should Keep on Keeping On–and Making Movies

How It Works On built-in, encrypted hard drives, up to 50 2D or 3D movies can be stored. The player itself is made in the US and is rack-mountable. The separate fingerprint scanner (you read that right), has a die-cast aluminum chassis. The player connects to your display via HDMI. Movies are automatically downloaded, but you only pay for the movies you watch. Prima claims better than Blu-ray quality and twice the sharpness of Blu-ray which is a bit of a stretch, seeing as the resolution is 1080p/24 (same as Blu-ray). The encoded bit rate is twice that of Blu-ray (less compression ) and there are more bits per color . So presuming your equipment can handle the latter, it should be a little better than BD. That said,even if it looks the same as Blu-ray, thats still excellent. Currently, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Magnolia Pictures Millennium and Cinedigm offer movies on Prima. If other services are any indication (like Netflix Netflix , iTunes, Google Google Play and etc.), expect to see more studios sign on if Prima does well.

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1-opening movie until she was 58 and nearly 30 years into her movie career. Should she have “stop[ped] acting” when “She-Devil” or nearly all her films of the late 1990s fizzled? Of course not. Long before “Mamma Mia!” elevated her to the box-office elite, she won Oscars and starred in movies we love to watch. Not unlike Timberlake. He, too, is a performer we love to watch (partly because, as Vulture’s Margaret Lyons noted last week , he so loves to perform). And though currently Oscar-free, he generated legitimate Oscar buzz for his supporting turn in “The Social Network.” And, guess what: he’s starred in movies people love to watch–no, really. “In Time,” his 2011 sci-fi thriller, grossed more than four times its reported production budget. “Friends With Benefits,” his 2011 romantic comedy, did likewise. Maybe the movies didn’t play like big hits here, but they played like big hits overseas. And as long as you’re big somewhere, you’re big. In the end, Timberlake doesn’t need a blessing anymore than he needs an unsolicited career assessment. The only thing he needs is perspective: It is a rare thing to be movie star.

13 Cheesy Horror Movies to Scare You With Laughter

The Gingerdead Man This is what happens when you bake the spirit of Gary Busey into a holiday treat. It’s also why we can’t have nice things. The 2005 movie is so bad, we couldn’t possibly pick one scene. Video: YouTube, GrackleBoxStudios 6. Nightmare on Elm Street We all have to start somewhere in our careers, and for Johnny Depp, it was in 1984, when he lost a battle with a bed. The old and clunky technology just makes this scene better/worse. Video: YouTube, TzTokFlame 7. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes The special effects in 1978 were just incredible. We’re at a loss for words over the giant, evil tomato in this film. Video: YouTube, lemonysnicket1234567 8. Santa’s Slay Skip to 1:50 if you don’t find enjoyment in obnoxiously rich people talking about their “humble” Christmas. Video: YouTube, itburnswhenithink 9.

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So they leased lobby privileges to vendors, allowing them to sell their popcorn in the lobby of their theater (or more likely on a bit of street in front of the theater) for a daily fee. Vendors didnt complain about this arrangementselling popcorn outside the theater widened their business potential, as they could sell to both moviegoers and people on the street. Eventually, movie theater owners realized that if they cut out the middleman, their profits would skyrocket. For many theaters, the transition to selling snacks helped save them from the crippling Depression. In the mid-1930s, the movie theater business started to go under. But those that began serving popcorn and other snacks, Smith explains, survived. Take, for example, a Dallas movie theater chain that installed popcorn machines in 80 theaters , but refused to install machines in their five best theaters, which they considered too high class to sell popcorn. In two years, the theaters with popcorn saw their profits soar; the five theaters without popcorn watched their profits go into the red. Eventually, movie theater owners came to understand that concessions were their ticket to higher profits, and installed concession stands in their theaters. World War II further solidified the marriage between popcorn and the movie theaters. Competing snacks like candy and soda suffered from sugar shortages and in turn, rationing, as traditional sugar exporters like the Philippines were cut off from the United States . By 1945, popcorn and the movies were inextricably bound: over half of the popcorn consumed in America was eaten at the movie theaters. Theaters began pushing advertisements for their concessions harder, debuting commercials that played before (and sometimes in the middle of) movies that enticed audiences to check out the snacks in the lobby. Maybe the most famous of these is Lets All Go to the Lobby , a 40-second advertisement that debuted in 1957. In 2000, the advertisement was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry due to its cultural and historical value. But for all their marketing ploys, movie theaters saw their popcorn sales steadily decrease into the 1960s.

9 Movies You Should Be Ashamed To Be Afraid Of

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Vendors didnt complain about this arrangementselling popcorn outside the theater widened their business potential, as they could sell to both moviegoers and people on the street. Eventually, movie theater owners realized that if they cut out the middleman, their profits would skyrocket. For many theaters, the transition to selling snacks helped save them from the crippling Depression. In the mid-1930s, the movie theater business started to go under. But those that began serving popcorn and other snacks, Smith explains, survived. Take, for example, a Dallas movie theater chain that installed popcorn machines in 80 theaters , but refused to install machines in their five best theaters, which they considered too high class to sell popcorn. In two years, the theaters with popcorn saw their profits soar; the five theaters without popcorn watched their profits go into the red. Eventually, movie theater owners came to understand that concessions were their ticket to higher profits, and installed concession stands in their theaters. World War II further solidified the marriage between popcorn and the movie theaters. Competing snacks like candy and soda suffered from sugar shortages and in turn, rationing, as traditional sugar exporters like the Philippines were cut off from the United States . By 1945, popcorn and the movies were inextricably bound: over half of the popcorn consumed in America was eaten at the movie theaters. Theaters began pushing advertisements for their concessions harder, debuting commercials that played before (and sometimes in the middle of) movies that enticed audiences to check out the snacks in the lobby. Maybe the most famous of these is Lets All Go to the Lobby , a 40-second advertisement that debuted in 1957. In 2000, the advertisement was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry due to its cultural and historical value. But for all their marketing ploys, movie theaters saw their popcorn sales steadily decrease into the 1960s.

Today’s Horror Movies and Thrillers: Why They’re Scary

Sure, todays horror genre still includes terrifying slasher films or ghost stories and possessions, but the psychological fears are stronger than ever. Todays scary movies cover those situations where you have no control the end of the world scenarios or the medical emergencies you can do nothing about. These films instill fear because all of these situations could be possible. End of the World Disasters The world didnt end in 2012 , but end of the world movies arent going anywhere. From the recent comedies This Is The End and The Worlds End to intense drama-thrillers like 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and Melancholia, the popularity of the end-of-the-world genre continues to rise. Who can say when, if, or how the world as we know it will end? Thats what makes these movies so thrilling and worrisome possible situations like these could happen, but will anything like this happen in our lifetimes? These films capture the audiences fear of the unknown. The premises are easily relatable, and this justifies the moviegoers realistic fear. The Zombie Apocalypse Zombies are everywhere. From AMCs hugely popular The Walking Dead to Brad Pitts World War Z, we cant get over our fear of a zombie takeover. The zombie genre has a long history , but todays zombie features strike fear in moviegoers because of how theyre presented. An infection that were all carrying, and the guarantee of turning when you die, whether youre bitten or not? The zombie plague of Walking Dead is just this and that adds to the fear factor.

9 Movies You Should Be Ashamed To Be Afraid Of

1-opening movie until she was 58 and nearly 30 years into her movie career. Should she have “stop[ped] acting” when “She-Devil” or nearly all her films of the late 1990s fizzled? Of course not. Long before “Mamma Mia!” elevated her to the box-office elite, she won Oscars and starred in movies we love to watch. Not unlike Timberlake. He, too, is a performer we love to watch (partly because, as Vulture’s Margaret Lyons noted last week , he so loves to perform). And though currently Oscar-free, he generated legitimate Oscar buzz for his supporting turn in “The Social Network.” And, guess what: he’s starred in movies people love to watch–no, really. “In Time,” his 2011 sci-fi thriller, grossed more than four times its reported production budget. “Friends With Benefits,” his 2011 romantic comedy, did likewise. Maybe the movies didn’t play like big hits here, but they played like big hits overseas. And as long as you’re big somewhere, you’re big. In the end, Timberlake doesn’t need a blessing anymore than he needs an unsolicited career assessment. The only thing he needs is perspective: It is a rare thing to be movie star. It is so rare one should not ever willingly stop being a movie star.

Counterpoint: Why Justin Timberlake Should Keep on Keeping On–and Making Movies

And then there’s the third act with the little guys who look like someone put an apple-face doll in a suit. Once you see the ending, you’ll feel like a dork (and not in a good way) for covering your eyes during the first half. 6. Citadel (2012) S Citadel is a well-crafted film that keeps you guessing. A cheerful young man witnesses an attack on his pregnant wife by hoodies. He develops crippling agoraphobia. He’s also reduced to poverty. Between these two factors, the world becomes a hellscape, with zombielike civil servants who regard his terror with no compassion, black-outs and bus stoppages that leave him vulnerable, and random frightening events that could be attacks or could be bad luck with no safety net. The man’s fear infects the watcher. Then the secret of the hoodies is revealed – they’re mutants who sense fear, are taking over the world, and their housing project needs to be blown up. This dumb reveal, and the way the characters who stress compassion for the young and poor are brutally murderized, turns the film into a facepalm.

Opec: United Kingdom Is Best United

8, 2013 at 7:27 AM LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) — The OPEC secretary general said London and Edinburgh may be better off staying together as part of an integrated United Kingdom. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond announced plans for a referendum on independence in 2014. His government maintains it could support itself financially in large part though oil and natural gas developments in the North Sea. Abdalla el-Badri , secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, said in an interview published Monday by The Daily Telegraph most of the reserves in the North Sea are depleted. The Scottish government, however, estimates there are more than 20 billion barrels of recoverable reserves left in the North Sea. Salmond released a paper in May saying the Scottish energy industry contributed about $39.5 billion to the gross domestic product in 2011. The British government challenges the claims. An audit last year by the Institute of Fiscal Studies in London said “an independent Scotland would face a bigger fiscal adjustment than the rest of the U.K.” Badri said both governments benefit from unity, adding the referendum has little to do with OPEC itself. “Myself, I don’t see how England will stay without Scotland and Scotland stay without England,” he said. “This is how we all grew up, with the U.K., not with Scotland and England.”

Eurovision 2014: United Kingdom confirms participation

The British broadcaster BBC is yet to determine the method and mechanism it will use to select its 2014 Eurovision Song Contest entry and representative. Further details regarding UK’s 2014 Eurovision plans will be released in due course. In 2013 Bonnie Tyler was selected to represent the United Kingdom via an internal selection with her entry Believe in me. The United Kingdom debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the event a total of 5 times (1967, 1969, 1976,19881 and 1997). The UK also holds the record of being the country with the most 2nd places in the contest , achieving the runner up position a total of 15 times. We must not forget that the United Kingdom also holds the record of hosting the contest a total of 8 times: London 1960, 1963, 1968, 1977, Edinburgh 1972, Brighton 1974, Harrogate 1982 and Birmingham 1998. The UK has only missed one contest since their debut in 1957, notably the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest. The Brits have been competing in Europe’s favourite television show religiously every year since 1959. Sweden, Denmark , Finland , Norway, France, Albania , Iceland, Ireland, San Marino, Georgia , Switzerland, The Netherlands, Estonia , Malta, Russia, Germany, Austria , FYR Macedonia , Montenegro, Belgium , Spain ,United Kingdom and Latvia have all confirmed their participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest next year in Denmark . Whilst Italy, Belarus , Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia have said they will most likely be in the competition. Who will follow into Bonnie Tyler’s footsteps and represent the United Kingdom at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest? Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for the latest information.

Homemade Heroin First Developed In Russia May Have Come To The United States

While the recent cases in Arizona are officially unconfirmed, the patients told physicians that they had taken the drug, according to a doctor at the Banner Poison Control and Drug Information Center in Phoenix. Desomorphine, however, is not why krokodil is so dangerous. About 10 years ago, Russians apparently discovered how to synthesize desomorphine at home using commercially available ingredients including red phosphorus, which they reportedly glean from the sides of matchboxes, and codeine, which until last year was available over the counter in Russia. The resulting substance contains several caustic byproducts. When you use the krokodil . . . really what youre doing is injecting red phosphorus and solvents into your body, said Matt Zuckerman, a toxicologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. With regular use, those toxins can rot flesh, causing abscesses and gangrene. A recent U.N. report attributed krokodils emergence to a heroin shortage in Russia. The countrys head drug official has said that a ban on over-the-counter sales of codeine has reduced krokodil use. Zuckerman suggested that krokodil is unlikely to become popular in the United States.

Report: States failing to curb prescription abuse

The US team continue their trend of success in odd years and no doubt they’ll be tuned up for a jolly good spanking in Gleneagles in 2014. Tweeter Alliss (@TweeterAlliss) October 6, 2013 The Yanks last lost the Presidents Cup in 1998 when Bill Clinton was calling the shots in the White House and Tiger Woods had only one major championship to his credit. During that same 15-year period, however, the Americans have captured just two of seven Ryder Cup matches, a stretch that includes a pair of losses on its home soil and a historic collapse in the 2012 competition at Medinah. David Cannon/Getty Images Its a confounding trend that must have current Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson searching for answers in advance of the 2014 matches scheduled for next September at Gleneagles in Scotland. The Americans will be looking to topple the Europeans on their home turf for the first time since 1993 . If the legendary Watson was paying any attention this weekend, he would have witnessed a United States team that was focused, confident and above all else loose at Muirfield. Pairings such as Woods and Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, and even Steve Stricker and rookie Jordan Spiethweren’tjust effective, they were engaged and having fun. As a result, even when the Americans fell behind, as they did early in the final foursomes session on Saturday, the Yanks managed to stay relaxed and eventually rallied. “When you’re prepared, you’re more confident. When you have a strategy, you’re more comfortable.”–U.S. Captain Fred Couples Golf Digest (@GolfDigestMag) October 7, 2013 Ironically, thats the exact winning formula the Europeans have utilized during their run of dominance in the more intense and prestigious Ryder Cup. By contrast, the Americans play the event as if in a vice grip of pressure and angst. Top golfers like Tiger and Phil play like the world is on their shoulders and other veterans and less experienced golfers often appear in over their heads to put it kindly. That was certainly the case at Medinah last year as the Americans blew a four-point lead at the start of the singles competition and appeared to be playing golf in quick sand as the Europeans rallied to retain the cup by a single point.

Why Does United States Excel at Presidents Cups but Struggle at Ryder Cups?

– How could the United States default? Washington takes in about 70 cents in taxes for every dollar it spends, so it must borrow to pay its bills. This would be easy as there are plenty of investors who want to lend America money. The problem: Congress put a ceiling on government debt and lawmakers haven’t struck a deal to raise it. – So will Washington go broke on October 17? No, but it will be dangerously low on cash. The government has been scraping up against the debt ceiling since May, and now looks set to hit it around mid-month. When it does, the Treasury thinks it will have about $30 billion in the bank. Because it won’t be able to add to the national debt, bills will have to be paid with incoming revenues and cash on hand. – How long will the money last? Not long at all. The Congressional Budget Office thinks the United States would start missing payments on at least some of its obligations between October 22 and the end of the month. No one knows the exact day because you can’t know what tomorrow’s tax revenues will look like. – The United States defaults when the money runs out, right?

Factbox: When could the debt ceiling put the United States in default?

So have the number of fatal poisonings due to prescription painkillers, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Prescription drug misuse is now responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. Despite these shocking statistics, a new report from Trust for America’s Health finds many states are lacking effective strategies to curb prescription drug abuse. The report, titled ” Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic ,” shows more than half the states scored a six or less on the advocacy organization’s scale, which assesses the ways states are trying to combat prescription drug abuse. Only two states, New Mexico and Vermont, scored 10 out of 10. “In the past two decades we’ve seen many advances in the development of new prescription drugs, which have been a miracle for many,” said Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America’s Health. “But we’ve also seen a corresponding rise in misuse, and the consequences can be dire.” There is some good news. The estimated number of Americans who abuse prescription drugs was 6.1 million in 2011, down from 7 million the previous year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. But the number of drug overdose deaths, the majority of which are due to prescription drugs, has doubled in 29 states since 1999, according to this new report. And in some of those states the number of deaths has tripled, or even quadrupled. Trust for America’s Health evaluated each state on several strategies that have shown promise in fighting against prescription drug abuse.

Update 3-russia Halts Lithuanian Dairy Imports Before Eu Summit

Taking aim at another sector, the Russian consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor said inspections of Lithuanian dairy imports had revealed “numerous violations” of quality and sanitary standards in products including cheeses and yoghurt. “We are seeing a sharp weakening of (Lithuania’s) position on protecting the rights and safety of consumers,” Rospotrebnadzor chief Gennady Onishchenko said, according to the Interfax news agency. Russia is also stepping up monitoring of Lithuanian meat and fish imports, state-run news agency Prime reported, citing an unidentified source. Rospotrebnadzor declined to comment. Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Virgilijus Jukna told reporters the government had received no “official news about halting milk or meat or fish exports”, but President Dalia Grybauskaite said her country’s patience was wearing thin. WTO COMPLAINT? “The situation which is developing at our border and in trade relations with Russia has been worrying for the past several weeks,” Grybauskaite told reporters. “It is necessary to prepare to refer the trade obstacles which Russian institutions are raising to Lithuania at the World Trade Organisation,” she said. Russia’s Onishchenko denied politics lay behind the suspension, but Kremlin critics have seen ulterior motives behind such trade restrictions in the past, including bans on wine and mineral water from Georgia and vegetables from the EU. “It is obvious that this is used as a means of political pressure”, said Nerijus Maciulis, chief economist at Swedbank in Lithuania, adding that around one fifth of the country’s dairy exports went to Russia, or 0.4 percent of national output. In Brussels, the European Commission said it had “complete confidence” in the quality of Lithuanian dairy products and called for discussions with the Russian side. “The EU has the most stringent system in the world when it comes to food safety,” Frederic Vincent, Commission spokesman for health and consumer policy, told a regular press briefing. Of the 15 former republics that became independent states when the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, only the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have joined the EU. But the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy, designed to draw six other ex-Soviet states closer to the European fold, has run up against President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to revive Moscow’s sway by promoting closer ties among its former vassals.

NEWSMAKER -Russia’s new central bank head shows independent streak

This is our main goal,” Nabiullina told reporters. “Let me say it again: monetary stimulus would not be effective in our view.” Such briefings mark a departure for the central bank, which until a few years ago did not even disclose the dates of its meetings. Nabiullina’s comments show her in tune with the concerns of ordinary Russians – and Putin voters. According to surveys by the Levada Center, a respected opinion research group, at least two-thirds of Russians consider inflation as the country’s most pressing economic problem. The second worry – poverty – comes a distant second. TO LISTEN AND TO HEAR Konstantin Sonin, a professor at the Higher School of Economics that is headed by Nabiullina’s husband Yaroslav Kuzminov, calls expectations of quick monetary easing “incompetent dreams”. Sonin doubts that there will be much meddling by the Kremlin in policymaking at the central bank. “The whole experience of Putin’s rule shows that when it comes to macroeconomic policies he trusts his advisers very much,” he said. “In fact, he has protected them from political pressure.” Artyom Konstandyan, chief executive of Promsvyazbank, acknowledged Nabiullina’s independence but had greater appreciation for her engagement with the financial community. “Banking has its own specifics that the current chairman will learn with practice,” Konstandyan told Reuters. “But there is a willingness not only to manage, but to listen and to hear, and it is greater than in the previous chairman.” Significantly, Ignatyev, who retired after 11 years in the has been retained by Nabiullina in an advisory role. The central bank has only limited scope to meaningfully influence the cost of credit to Russian borrowers, while overseeing Russia’s unruly collection of 1,000 banks poses huge challenges. But, under Nabiullina, it has simplified its interest-rate toolkit while offering longer-term funds at a narrower premium in a bid to improve the ‘transmission’ of its policy via the flow of affordable credit to the real economy. The bank’s clout is undeniable – it is one of the country’s most respected institutions and holds half a trillion dollars in reserves, an important buffer to protect Russia’s resource-dependent economy against external shocks.