The Forward is stopping — its print editions. The storied Jewish-American publication is suspending its print operations and plans to lay off about 40 percent of its editorial staff — including Editor-in-Chief Jane Eisner — while moving to digital-only. A print publication for 121 years, The Forward will continue to produce an English-language and a… Media | New York Post
Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:
Venom sequel in the works: Given that Venom has grossed more than $ 850 million worldwide, there was only a matter of time before a sequel was greenlit. Sony has reportedly made it official by hiring one of the first movie’s writer-producers to script the follow-up. Read more here.
Dave Bautista joins Dune: The wrestler-turned-actor continues to be a…
It’s official — the New York City Council has approved rezoning of Manhattan’s Garment District.
After decades of wrangling and dispute among city officials, landlords, designers and long-term tenants — the sometimes warring parties have come to a truce. Thursday’s landmark vote frees up parameters that were put in place in 1987. Since that time under Mayor Ed Koch’s administration, which established the district, landlords in Manhattan’s Garment District have been required to add a square foot of garment space for every square foot removed for some other use.
Garment District loyalists lobbied for a building earmarked for garment manufacturing, a tax-incentive program to enlist more owners and to provide tools to upgrade the industry and train workers for long-term survival of the garment center’s nucleus. Community Boards Four and Five, Pratt Center for Community Development, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Design Trust for Public Space and The Municipal Art Society, have been pushing for Garment Center preservation.
The city’s Economic Development Corp. and the Garment District Alliance Business Improvement District, which more or less covers the area bordered by 35th to 41st Streets and Fifth to Ninth Avenues, have been behind the rezoning, which they feel would benefit the
Tencent Music Entertainment is moving forward with its plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. after pausing the process a couple of months ago because of a stock-market selloff. WSJ.com: WSJD
‘The Lord of the Rings’ film-maker was keen to adapt Philip Reeve’s novel with colleague Christian Rivers and help kickstart the Oscar-winning visual effects artist’s debut directing career. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
It can be difficult to pick yourself up after a lousy performance review, but having the right outlook is key to success. Here are tips on what employees should do the day (and weeks) following their review to start down the path toward improvement. Tech
Back in 2017 it was announced that Lisa Henson of the Jim Henson Company was plotting a sequel to the 1980’s fantasy cult hit, Labyrinth, and that Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, The Girl in the Spider’s Web) was brought on to help develop the project as an upcoming directing vehicle. We haven’t heard much about it since then – just that David Bowie’s iconic Goblin King character wouldn’t be featured, but that the film would be a sequel and not a…
TwitchCon 2018 is landing at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from October 26-28. The fourth annual celebration of the streaming platform will attract tens of thousands of content creators and their fans to meet in real life and party. But if you can’t make it, don’t worry — you can check everything out online because it’s Twitch, and that’s what they do.
Here are five can’t-miss events happening at TwitchCon 2018.
1. The Cosplay Contest
Those who know their way around a sewing machine and a stack of EVA foam have been making their way through the ranks in the popular event’s four categories, which focus on sewing, armor, special effects, and super-sized features. TwitchCon will host the finals to this year’s competition. Contestants are vying for $ 70,000 in rewards, including a grand prize of $ 15,000. The entrants have spent hours making their costumes based on their favorite games, movies, and shows, and Twitch will reveal the winners Saturday at 4:30 Pacific.
2. A Year in Clips
This show is happening Friday afternoon at 3:30 Pacific, and it takes a look back through some of the best clips Twitch streamers have captured over the past year. That means jump scares, high-tier game playing, and some surprises. With so much footage appearing on the service every day, it’s hard to know what’s good. This wrap-up has done all the hard work of curation and serves you just the best bits.
3. Streaming for Good: Why Charity Events Are Awesome
In recent years, Twitch streamers have used their gaming and hobby time to raise money for their favorite causes. This panel, which takes place at 10:30 Pacific on Sunday morning, will offer hints and tips for people hoping to use their streams for good. The panelists will share what they’ve learned from their own experiences to help aspiring fundraisers help others while having fun.
4. Making Music on Twitch
Since its inception, Twitch has been expanding out from gaming to include all forms of creativity. Twitch Music is a new addition that focuses on composers and performers building audiences while they practice and perfect their craft. The new format allows for instant feedback while fans get to enjoy live music whenever they want. This panel, which happens Sunday at noon Pacific, will examine this young branch of the service and look at how its population is using the platform.
5. Rolling Over Your Obstacles: Streaming with Disabilities
This Saturday panel at noon Pacific will gather a group of streamers with disabilities. They’ll talk about the problems they’ve faced and how streaming has helped them cope with or even overcome them. The discussion will go beyond the basic “playing games on the internet” aspect of Twitch to get to the less obvious benefits of communities, especially for those who need them the most.
The more weeks a women takes pain-reliving medication during pregnancy, the earlier their daughters enter puberty. This is shown by a new study. As the first in the world, researchers have examined the correlation between the intake of the analgesic paracetamol during pregnancy and girls and boys pubertal development. Teen Health News — ScienceDaily
U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the country’s military to operate in outer space, White House advisers recommended on Tuesday, with the government hoping to secure approval for it by 2020.
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News
California has officially outlawed all-male boards of directors, and this is a huge step forward
Women and men still aren’t equal in the workplace. And one of the ways this is most apparent is in the lack of women in the boardroom. In fact, gender disparity among business executives is so pronounced that there are almost as many CEOs named John as there are CEOs who are women, total. But the state of California just took a huge step toward gender equality by requiring businesses to put women on their boards of directors.
According to The Los Angeles Times, on September 30th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that will require all publicly traded businesses with headquarters in the state to have women on their boards of directors.
But the new law doesn’t require total gender parity. It stipulates that by the end of 2019, these companies must each have at least one woman on their boards. By the end of July 2021, boards with five or fewer members must have at least two women, while boards with six or more members must have at least three women represented. Businesses found to be violating this law will have to pay fines of $ 100,000 for a first offense and $ 300,000 for a second offense, the Times reports.
California now requires publicly traded companies to include women on the board of directors. CA is the first state in the US with this mandate. Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial bill, SB 826, into law today. pic.twitter.com/XGo2B68Faj
In a letter addressed to the California State Senate about signing the bill, published by the Times, Brown seemed to allude to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recent decision to recommend Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite allegations of sexual assault against him.
“There have been numerous objections to this bill and serious legal concerns have been raised,” he wrote. “I don’t minmize the potential flaws that may prove fatal to its ultimate implementation. Nevertheless, recent events in Washington, D.C.—and beyond—make it crystal clear that many are not getting the message.”
Brown concluded his letter by writing that “it’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the ‘persons’ in America.”
Wow. Acknowledging numerous objections, serious legal concerns and potential flaws, Gov. Jerry Brown just signed #SB826 requiring publicly held corporations based in California to have a representative number of women on their board of directors: https://t.co/pAL5WLCH3Jpic.twitter.com/2j5HYtmHVM
Timepoints out that 25% of public corporations headquartered in California have zero women on their boards of directors. But not everyone agrees with the new law. According to the magazine, the California Chamber of Commerce argued that the new law violates anti-discrimination rules in the Constitution.
Even though there will likely be some opposition, California’s new law still represents progress for women in the workforce.
We look forward to the day when men and women are equally represented in the boardroom.