New York City Ballet’s dark, seductive ‘Black Swan’-like secrets set the stage for scandal

Sexual tension, fierce competition, drug-fueled partying and ballerinas.

The scandal that’s rocking the New York City Ballet has a lot in common with the psychological horror flick “Black Swan,” even if the five-time Oscar-nominated film blurred the lines between reality and the imagined.

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Victoria’s Secret’s Pink Redefines Its Loyalty Program

REDEFINING GIRLS CLUB:  Victoria’s Secret has relaunched its loyalty program for Pink Nation, which targets independent college-age women.
The lifestyle brand aims to deliver a more innovative brand experience through its newly designed mobile app. The program includes the rollout of member-only offers and benefits, in-app games and content, as well as access to exclusive events. The offers and promotions can be directly applied to the recipient’s cart in the app. Pink Nation will also serve as a platform for women to connect with their respective college campus brand ambassadors. The platform is building out a Campus tab that will become a media hub for all things connected with college survival from moving into a dorm to cramming for midterms and looking for a job.
Sarah Sylvester, senior vice president of Pink Marketing, said Pink Nation was built to be a “nontraditional loyalty program. We are proud it has become a real community; a real relationship between us and our girl.”
Keri Wilson, director of Pink Digital marketing, said, “The average person has around 80 apps on their phone at a time, and that number increases for college girls. To be part of her mobile world, we created a truly unique experience she

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Budget-Friendly Kitchen Renovation Secrets

Update your kitchen without breaking the bank!

Backsplash

Adding a backsplash or updating your existing one can complete the look of your kitchen. I love the look of a glass tile. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and can be installed a few different ways to suit the homeowners’ style

Dramatic Color

If your kitchen cabinets are white or a light color, you can add personality and drama to the walls with a dark hue. I love high contrast when it comes to design and adding a dark color to the walls is an easy way to incorporate that into the space.

Before & After!

This outdated kitchen needed a fresh, new look and we accomplished that with paint and tiles. The cabinets were painted a bright white to lighten up the space and the island was painted black to create a stunning contrast. We also added a gloss black tile backsplash. The result is a fresh, modern kitchen with minimal expense!

If your kitchen cabinets are in great shape you can get the same modern update by having them spray painted by a professional or you could paint them yourself. If you decide to paint them yourself, start with an adhesive bonding primer, it promotes adhesion and gives the primer and paint something to stick to. Next, apply a coat of primer and finish with a cabinet paint.

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Those blue-and-yellow IKEA signs have become synonymous with Swedish chic, good deals—and a dose of frustration. Whether it’s the crowds, DIY furniture, or enormous inventory, IKEA shoppers can feel overwhelmed. Navigate the aisles without breaking a sweat by following our insider’s guide.
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Supermodel Lais Ribeiro strutted her lithesome 6-foot frame across the stage last November at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, her 31-23-33 figure barely contained in the company’s Fantasy Bra. As she did her thing, Harry Styles gyrated on the stage and belted out his hit single, “Only Angel.” The crowd went crazy, and it…
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The biggest secrets behind Edinburgh Castle

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Have you ever dreamed of living in your own castle? Perhaps you’ve imagined yourself gliding down the elegant stairs with a shawl around your shoulders just like a Disney queen? Or maybe you’ve dreamed of dancing in the great hall with Dumbledore and Hagrid? Well, there are countless castles around the world for you to peruse… but only for the day. You know, unless you marry a prince or princess. One of the most famous castles in the world is Edinburgh Castle, but did you know this fortress holds deep secrets within its walls?

It has a checkered history

Although we now accept witches, wizards, muggles, and squibs – there have been some members of the royal family who haven’t been so accepting of witchcraft. During the reign of King James V, witchcraft was considered one of the biggest sins in the world and was associated with evil. Because of this, society would burn witches at the stake in an attempt to rid them from our world, and that’s exactly what happened to Janet Douglas. Although it was clear that Janet was not a witch, the speculation was enough for King James V to take her and her family at the stake.

There’s a high chance it’s haunted

Do you believe in ghosts? Well, even if you don’t, you might change your mind after visiting Edinburgh Castle. Underneath this huge castle are large tunnels that snake their way around the castle and into the surrounding area. When they were first discovered, the royal court decided to send a bagpiper down into the tunnels to see what was down there. The idea was that those above the tunnels could track where he was using the sound of the instrument. However, the bagpipes soon went silent, and the body of the bagpiper was never found. To this day, visitors to the castle report that they can often hear the faint sound of bagpipes underneath the floor…

The royals lost the crown jewels within the castle

When England, Scotland and Wales joined forces, there was no longer any need for the Scottish crown jewels to be on display in the castle. So, the royal family decided to lock up the jewels in a chest and place it in a safe place in Edinburgh Castle. However, they soon forgot where this safe place was, and they were lost for more than 100 years! It wasn’t until Sir Walter Scott, and a few of his merry men made it their mission to find the jewels once and for all. Luckily they did, and the jewels have been out for the public to see ever since.

There’s a myth surrounding university students

As well as being famous for its castle, Edinburgh is also famous for its prestigious university – but the two rarely mix. In fact, there has been a long-held myth with the university students of Edinburgh that if they were ever to set foot inside the walls of the castle, they will fail all of their exams. While there is obviously no evidence to suggest that this is true, almost all of the students here avoid the castle like the plague, at least until they graduate completely.

The KGB altered the structure of the castle

Scottish castles and the KGB don’t seem like a great mix, but it seems as though Mikhail Gorbachev of the KGB actually altered the structure of the castle in 1984. During King James IV’s reign, he used a small window in the Great Hall to spy on those who walked inside of his home. When Gorbachev was set to visit the castle centuries later, he asked for this window to be filled in – for his safety. Although they did do this, Gorbachev later canceled his visit.

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Across the country, the search for Amazon's HQ2, as the project has been nicknamed, is shrouded in secrecy. Even civic leaders can't find out what sort of tax credits and other inducements have been promised to Amazon, The New York Times reports.
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Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring “fissure 8,” which has been spewing fountains of lava as high as a 15-story building from a slope on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.


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BET Genius Talks: Secrets to Success from Yvonne Orji, T.I., Charles King, and More

BET recently wrapped up their 18th annual award show over the weekend and presented a series of Genius Talks that were knowledgeable, insightful, and some, downright funny. Peep the highlights below.

Charles King and Terry Crews

During the 60 seconds with a Genius segment sponsored by AT&T, Crews asks King, what advice do you have for a young actor who wants to get put on? “Hone your craft, whether you’re doing local theater, whether you’re studying at school with an acting coach, whether you’re shooting videos with your friends, practice, practice, practice, practice.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Charles D. King and Terry Crews speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Yvonne Orji and Jemele Hill

We tweeted this, and the numbers jumped so we know the folks at home were feelin’ it. Between Orji’s extreme comic relief, that woman is beyond funny, she said something that completely stood out and led to gasps from the audience, “Never let your talent or your gifts take you to a place that your character can’t keep you.”

Let that sink in.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Yvonne Orji and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Mona Scott-Young and Jemele Hill

Scott-Young’s major keys:

  • “The first step is visualizing what you want to accomplish and the next step is actually taking the step.”
  • “If you’re focused, diligent, committed and consistent and the talent is there, then (your success) is inevitable.”

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Mona Scott-Young (L) and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Omari Hardwick and Jemele Hill

Sometimes the no, will get you to the yes.

Hill asked Hardwick, ‘During your lowest point, what was your big break?’ “It was either a backup of firefighting, then the day that I said no to the fire department, which I had passed all the tests to be admitted on, hours later after saying no to LA city fire department … I got a call that Spike Lee was gone be my first boss in life.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Omari Hardwick (L) and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

T.I. and Jemele Hill

Stand your ground.

When Hill asked Tip about the Super Bowl coming to Atlanta, T.I.’s response was one for the records. “I have made a conscious decision not to support the NFL this year. I think there’s a violation of constitutional rights that’s being implemented to minority players who choose to have a peaceful silent protest.”

Enough said.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: T.I. speaks onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

 

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Your Dreams: Analyst Lauren Lawrence reveals the secrets behind Daily News readers’ dreams

STOP IN HER TRACKS, GO ANOTHER WAY

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HER RECOGNITION IS SPOT ON

I dreamed that I had a stain on my trouser leg on one of my knees. On further inspection, I saw that it was whiteout, so I started scratching the dry chalky mark with my nail and it was flaking off like powder and slowly disappearing. Please decode this dream.

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Roz Brooks Shares 5 Phenomenal Secrets from the C-Suite

Most of us hear words like taxation and either groan, panic, or doze off. But not Roslyn Brooks. This leader of PwC’s (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Government Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy office in Washington, DC, built her career in the firm’s tax practice, making a mighty impression even as a neophyte. More than a dozen years ago, Brooks leapt into the government and public policy arena where she continues to have high impact—and helps lead the world’s second-largest professional services firm.

How did she reach the top, and more importantly, how can you? Brooks wasn’t taxed by the question at all. She fired back with these tips:

5 Secrets from the C-suite

1. Don’t pick a lane—do you!

Brooks’ educational background demonstrates a passion for literature, science, and finance, as well as a refusal to pick just one. She holds a bachelor’s in English and Psychology from Stanford, a J.D. from the University of Michigan, and a master’s in taxation law.

2. Go with the flow.

By the time Brooks weathered the inherent transitions that came with the 1998 merger between accounting firms Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, she had already shifted from a practice office to a technical office; from client service to internal firm service; and taken on assignments that required her to relocate from Detroit to New York to DC. In a global corporate universe driven by constant disruption, adaptability can be your most valuable skill. “My demonstrated ability to adapt to change has been instrumental to my success – and my sanity!” she says.

3. Do the extra credit.

Intellectual curiosity is an asset—use it! As a new associate tasked with preparing a tax return for a business with 10 subsidiaries, Brooks could have simply followed the template from the previous year. However, she wanted a detailed understanding of the numbers, even though that would take more time than the assigning partner had budgeted.

When he asked to meet with her, Brooks didn’t know what to expect. “He asked me to walk him through the return and questioned the rationale behind certain numbers,” she recalls. “When I was able to, he was surprised and wanted to know how I knew what I knew.”

After Brooks explained, that partner took an interest in her career development and became a much-valued sponsor. “Success takes more than just hard work and intellect,” she says. “It takes recognition, encouragement, and sponsorship. I don’t believe [he would have become my sponsor] if I simply had gotten it right but didn’t care to know why.”

4. Be a trailblazer.

Brooks didn’t set out to be one, but she didn’t blink when her consistent record of performance and leadership at PwC earned her a coveted place as the first black woman on the firm’s U.S. executive management team.

5. Stay ready, and stay hungry. No matter what you’ve achieved, you can always level up. It sometimes happens, however, that the higher we go, the more self-limiting we become. Picture the EVP who starts to coast, believing that the CEO slot is unattainable. Or the company founder who has a news-making exit and never starts another company, believing that lightning can’t strike twice.

“Once you obtain a promotion or hit a career milestone, it may be tempting to think, ‘I’m at a good place, I can relax,’” says Brooks. “This may be true especially as you juggle other commitments and interests that are important to you in life.” But fight the feeling, she insists, and stay focused on the biggest picture your imagination can concoct. “I think it’s just as important to keep your mind and eyes open to new opportunities that excite you. Stay ready and never give up on your own growth.”

 

 

 

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Chinese Hackers Targeted Japanese Defense Firms for North Korean Secrets, Experts Say

Chinese hackers have targeted Japanese defense companies, possibly to get information on Tokyo’s policy toward resolving the North Korean nuclear impasse, according to cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc.

The attacks are suspected to come from a group known as APT10, a China-based espionage group that FireEye has been tracking since 2009. One of the lures used in a “spear-phishing” email attack was a defense lecture given by former head of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura. Two attacks took place between September and October 2017.

“Lure content related to the defense industry suggests that a possible motive behind the intrusion attempt is gaining insider information on policy prescription to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue,” said Bryce Boland, chief technology officer for the Asia-Pacific region at FireEye.

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn’t respond to a faxed request for comment Friday. After a similar FireEye report involving U.S. targets last month, ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that China opposed all kinds of cyber attacks.

The suspected attacks coincided with a dramatic escalation in tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program as Kim Jong Un tested a hydrogen bomb and U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” the country. The U.S. and Japan have been coordinating their diplomatic and military pressure campaigns against the country, and neighboring China is anxious to avoid a clash on its border.

Tensions have eased since the two Koreas started talking ahead of the Winter Olympics and Winter Olympics and Trump granted an unprecedented meeting with the North Korean leader. Earlier this month, the foreign ministers of China and Japan agreed to work closely to push the regime to surrender its nuclear weapons program, although Japanese officials continue to express skepticism about Kim’s willingness to make a deal.

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Multiple Attacks

The latest cyberattacks mirror other recent hacks with geopolitical overtones investigated by FireEye. Among the most recent, a wave of incursions on mainly U.S. engineering and defense companies linked to the South China Sea, where China’s claims for more than 80% of the water clash with five other nations. In 2016, the website of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party was attacked months after the party won elections, securing its leader Tsai Ing-wen the presidency.

“We believe APT10 is primarily tasked with collecting critical information in response to shifts in regional geopolitics and frequently targets organizations with long research and development cycles,” Boland said, citing firms in construction and engineering, aerospace and military, telecommunications and high-tech industries.

In an unusual development, the hackers inserted lines of text in the malware associated with the Japanese attacks mocking the security researchers. Such gems included, “I’m here waiting for u,” “POWERED BY APT632185,NORTH KOREA,” and “According to the analysis report, Some Japanese analysts have always been portrayed as a bit of joke.”

Also under attack since November 2017 have been Japanese healthcare companies. “China’s new push on pharmaceutical innovation as a national priority, along with rising cancer rates, will likely drive future espionage operations against the healthcare industry,” Boland said.

Mandiant, a unit of FireEye, alleged in 2013 that China’s military might have been behind a group that had hacked at least 141 companies worldwide since 2006. The U.S. issued indictments against five military officials who were purported to be members of that group.

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The Secrets of Instagram’s Most Famous Dogs

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When you first meet Winston, you would not guess that this 6-year-old Corgi who loves to play fetch and eat his favorite treats is different from any other dog.

Aside from his playful demeanor and his handsome smile, Winston is actually a growing celebrity icon on Instagram, with a following of over 200K on Instagram.

“Honestly, I was quite perplexed,” Tina Kim, Winston’s owner, said to The Daily Beast while she was playing fetch with him in her Manhattan apartment. “It turned into a business that we totally did not anticipate. If I have to be honest, my husband and I are little bit overwhelmed just because social media is not our usual space.”

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Get Well Wednesday: Secrets To Aging Well

WHAT ARE THE SECRETS TO AGING WELL?

A major key to aging well is exercise of some type, not necessarily a gym, but housework or gardening for at least 45 mins a majority days of the week can be of benefit. New studies suggest adults that are not socially isolated – those with family or friends close by or other meaningful relationships like children, grandchildren etc. tend to do better than older adults who are socially isolated.

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT CAN AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO AGE WELL?

Adults with chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension, those who smoke or are morbidly obese BMI (Body Mass index) over 35.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA?

Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia and the most common kind in the United States. However, dementia can be caused by vascular reasons (e.g. stroke) or Parkinson-related dementia.

HOW CAN YOU DETERMINE DEMENTIA FROM NORMAL AGING AND FORGETFULNESS?

Dementia must involve both memory and decline in function. Examples would be impaired memory (repetitive questions, getting lost while driving etc.) and decline in one’s ability to balance a checkbook or suddenly cannot use electronic device or forgets how to bath or dress oneself.  Normal aging may involve occasional difficulty recalling names, places, etc. but likely with time can remember.

WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS OF DEMENTIA?

Getting loss while driving to a familiar spot. Love ones or friends noticing in a short time span that someone is asking repetitive questions. Someone who always managed the finances and all of sudden is bouncing checks.

WHEN SHOULD YOU HAVE YOUR LOVED ONE SCREENED FOR DEMENTIA?

If any of the signs above are noted, you should take the patient to primary care doctor or Geriatrician if one is in the area.

WHAT ARE SOME PREVENTATIVE OPTIONS FOR DEMENTIA?

Research studies only show two things that are preventive activities: (1) Exercise majority days of the week, at least 4 days, for at least 30 mins of aerobic resistance training has been shown to be protective. (2) According to one study, learning another language later in life can be protective from dementia.


Dr. Graham answers your aging questions on the next pages:

Can a person with uncontrolled diabetes reverse dementia?

Dementia once diagnosed is not reversible, but controlling ones diabetes is always good for one’s general health.

Does not getting enough sleep contribute to dementia?

Sleep is very important for brain health. I cannot necessarily cite a study that shows a direct link between not enough sleep and Dementia but getting adequate sleep is beneficial to the brain.

Morning, Doc. How early in age can Dementia be detected?

Dementia can be diagnosed as early as in ones 50’s. More common in the Mid 70s-80s.

Is there any research that links certain types of food to dementia?

No specific foods but evidence that a plant based diet can be beneficial for overall health.

My sister is showing signs. So geriatrician is the one to see?

A: If you cannot get your sister to a Geriatrician, a Primary care doctor( Family Medicine /Internal Medicine) could evaluate your sister.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Directors Reveal 10 Secrets About the Movie From the Set

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The brotherly filmmaking duo faced the press underneath a tent at the end of a sweltering summer day in Atlanta, Georgia. They had spent the afternoon filming as much of the scenes in Wakanda before the sun set – which isn’t easy when your cast is dressed in…

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The Secrets Of Theda Bara, Hollywood’s Original Vamp

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For the past few months, movie studios, directors, and actors have been making the rounds campaigning for their films to take home the golden statue on Sunday at the latest Academy Awards.

The Hollywood publicity machine may seem like an ingrained institution as old as the very first motion picture, but its roots grew out of a more unexpected place. Over a decade before the inaugural Oscars ceremony was ever staged, Theda Bara, the woman now considered the very first “vamp,” hit Hollywood with the speed and ferocity of a meteor shower.

For early-20th century audiences of the silent pictures, Bara was a megastar, akin to the likes of Meryl Streep. She starred in over 40 movies during her short, four-year cinematic career, and her antics continued to grace the headlines of newspapers and early gossip rags until her death in 1955.

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Intimate portraits of ‘100 Centenarians’ and their secrets to a long life

While centenarians have been the subjects of countless research studies around the world, photographer Luigi Corda puts faces to the statistics, capturing intimate portraits of ‘100 Centenarians’ and discovering the common thread of passions they all share in a bid to find out the recipe for a long-lasting life.

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‘Monster Hunter World’ Secrets: 15 Things You May Not Know

Many, many hours into Monster Hunter World, you’ll still have no chance of knowing absolutely everything.

It’s a game that manages to sneak you into NG+ so subtly you won’t even realise until you’re halfway in it. Nergigante might be the kinda-sorta main objective, but this being a Monster Hunter game, of course it doesn’t end there.

We’ve put together a list of things that you might not yet know, and hopefully it’ll help you on your hunts — or perhaps you’ll just find it interesting.

Let’s start with poison.

Poison Works A Bit Differently

You can start building up poison on a monster right after you’ve poisoned them. You don’t have to wait for it to wear off. However, like most status effects, the amount of poison damage you need to trigger the effect increases every time you trigger it.

Counting the Mounting

The edges of the screen will go dark and blurry when a monster is about to buck and try to shake you off. If you press R2 when you see this, you’ll brace yourself and not lose stamina. Depleting your stamina bar can see you thrown off.

You might also want to brace if you see them about to rub their back against a solid wall. If you’re unsure, better safe than sorry.

Mounting is considered to be another “ailment” by the game, similar to poison or paralysis. As such, it’s subject to the same kind of diminishing returns. Just like it’ll take more and more poisoned hits to inflict the ailment, it’ll take more and more altitudinal damage to trigger a mount.

How to Steal Wyvern Eggs in ‘Monster Hunter World’

Sling That Thing

You should be using the slinger in every fight. Some cases are very specific, like when a Barroth or Juryotodus covers itself in mud, if you sling watermoss at them it’ll soften that mud armour and chip it off. Or when you’re fighting Nergigante and the crystal ammo or dragon ammo can break off its spikes.

But even if there’s no situation-specific use case, you should always be carrying around flash pods to blind them, and dung pods to make Bazelgeuse go away. Damn Bazelgeuse.

Nighty Night

Some little critters only come out at certain times of the day!

The Prism Hercudrome, in particular, is necessary for the secret Rainbow Bright achievement and only comes out at dawn or dusk. You can find it in one of the secluded beaches near the starting camp in the Ancient Forest.

Unlock Your True Power

Some weapons have a hidden elemental attack. If your weapon has a greyed out elemental attack on its info screen, you won’t get the benefit of that until you find a piece of gear that specifically says it unlocks hidden elements.

Luckily, you can sort gear at the workshop by skills, so just select that one and see which pieces fit the requirements.

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The “Oh Dang” Button

If you haven’t been using your farcaster, it’s an instant escape! Very handy. A wingdrake will come to fly you back to camp and the invincibility frames start almost straight away.

The Monster Hunter World interface isn’t the best, and sometimes rotating through all of your items can be frustrating mid-combat. There’s so great solution for that, but pick whatever works for you best — whether that’s reserving a spot on the item wheel for an instant escape, or reducing the amount of usable items to make it easier to find on your normal item button.

Tailriders For Life

If you upgrade your tailriders enough, they’ll set traps for you!

This is obviously super useful, though it won’t work against some enemies like Nergigante. Plus, as if you need a reason to deepen your alliance with the true stars of the game, the felynes.

No More Guesswork

Sometimes it can be hard to find the first bit of evidence from a monster. If you don’t want to waste any time, go back to your tent and grab the basic battle horn. There’s a song you can play that instantly upgrades your scout flies to level one for your target. That’ll get you started much quicker.

All Ghillied Up

If you want two monsters to fight each other and leave you alone, it’s a lot more effective to crouch inside a bush than using the ghillie suit. The latter option will just make them look around for you.

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Two Bonks Make Them Right

If you see a teammate who’s stunned, you can actually knock them out of it! Definitely do this.

It’s similar to how your palico will knock you out of a stunned state sometimes, but don’t rely on their furry friend to do it at the right time. If you see the monster gearing up for a big attack, this should be your top priority.

Hunter Ranks Go Pretty High

The game actually goes for a long time after beating Nergigante. Up to over Hunter Rank 100. It’s insane. After the high rank monsters you have elder dragons, elderseal to hamper their super abilities, and then you get into tempered versions of everything.

My goodness.

Elemental, My Dear Watson

Certain areas have attrition effects on your health bar. There’s effluvial gas, and extreme heat. Both of these have armour that can protect you from the effects, if you’re out of the consumables that do the same thing.

Hornetaur chest armour nullifies effluvium, and there’s an item that does the same for heat. Though really, you should be picking up chillshrooms whenever you can.

Dealing With Roars

If your weapon is capable of blocking, you can block a roar. You can even roll through it, just as if it were an attack. Rolling requires very exact timing, but if you’re using a weapon like the great hammer, you don’t have much choice.

There’s also an armour skill called Earplugs that helps out with this. The full Bazelgeuse armour set offers top tier Earplugs, which means full protection from any roar. Any excuse to kill Bazelgeuse over and over is good enough for me.

…Damn Bazelgeuse.

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Cats are absolutely transfixed by Monster Hunter World. Just look at all the cats on the internet who can’t take their eyes off it!

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Monster Hunter World is Capcom’s best selling game ever. It’s already sold six million units, and the positive critical reception plus amazing word of mouth and shareable moments mean it will enjoy a solid period of sales to come. No longer limited to a Nintendo handheld, for many this is the introduction to the Monster Hunter franchise, and it’s made quite the splash.

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The hidden secrets of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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When you think of the word paradise, your mind probably doesn’t immediately spring to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and why would it?! You most likely think of a small island in Greece or a golden beach on the coast of Spain. But, this is where you could be going wrong, because, in many ways, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the hidden paradise of Europe, and it’s been right under our noses all this time.

Nestled on the Balkan peninsula, Bosnia is a country full of a rich and varied history, and certainly one of the more interesting European nations because we don’t know much about it. Even more seasoned travelers would probably pass this proud nation right by, and may not even realize it exists in the first place. But, this gem is definitely one of the best-kept secrets in Europe, and a place you need to put at the top of your travel list, thanks to these hidden treasures.

Trebinje

Welcome to one of the best-kept secrets in the country – Trebinje is the southernmost town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s not very well-known, and most people wouldn’t be able to pick it out on a map. It’s a small but important town and is situated only 28km from the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. You should check out Trebinje properly by taking a walk to Arhangel Mihailo Church, a striking new church offering some exquisite views over the town, and the steep surrounding hills. There’s also the Trebišnjica River, which is home to the iconic Arslanagic Bridge – well worth a look if you’re a tourist.

Mostar

You might have heard of Mostar – it’s arguably the most culturally significant city in the entire country and a place you need to head to during your time here. It oozes charm and sophistication and is home to the UNESCO landmark the Stari Most. This is the old bridge in Mostar that is a stunning piece of Balkan Islamic architectures and has extreme cultural significance. Originally built in the 15000s, it was destroyed in the war and then rebuilt as an enduring emblem of unity for a nation so long divided.

Sarajevo

Okay, so it’s not so much a secret, as it is the capital city, but you can’t visit without a trip to Sarajevo. For some people it’s more famous for the U2 and Pavarotti song Miss Sarajevo, but, it’s also a hugely important city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one of the most interesting capitals we’ve visited. A broken city still recovering from a history of war, Sarajevo is in the process of healing itself. Check out the Tunnel of Hope, and the abandoned infrastructure from the 1986 Winter Olympics. Because of the number of synagogues and Orthodox churches here, Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe – a walking tour of the city is definitely recommended.

So, now you’ve discovered some of the greatest secrets of this mysterious and beguiling country. And now you can see just what it is that makes Bosnia and Herzegovina one of the best-kept secrets, and most appealing destinations, in Europe. If you’re looking to expand your experiences, and get some more stamps in your passport, make sure you book a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina as soon as you can.

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Seven Secrets to Winning Big Government Contracts for Small Business Owners

“I have always been an entrepreneur, even as a youth—from mowing lawns and delivering groceries as a teen, to selling laptop computers in my early 20s,” says Kenneth Kelly, president and CEO of Strativia, a national technical and professional services company.

 

Kelly, who hails from the corporate world managing financial management software installation projects at hotels and resorts throughout the world, launched Strativia in 2007. The company has set a high bar in winning government contracts.

Headquartered in Maryland with offices in Atlanta and Denver, Strativia has been awarded nearly $ 50 million in government contracts over the past year, with no plans of slowing down.

“We don’t wait for tomorrow. We do it all with exceptional speed, mindful of the need to solve the problem now,” Kelly says.

Kelly outlines the company’s strategy with government contracting; “We have built strong relationships with our customers and partners by delivering on our promises and adding real value through service delivery and innovation.”

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His advice for new business owners entering the government contracting space? “Target prime contractors and work to become their preferred subcontractor. Then, after you have amassed a certain amount of past performance, begin to target smaller government contracts.”

Here are seven more secrets Kelly shared on winning government contracts:

Get Properly Registered

 

First things first, take care of the basics and become properly registered to sell to the government through your state, local, and federal government regulatory authorities.

Know Your Buyers’ Market

 

Understand which agencies buy what you sell and how they buy it. (This can be determined by visiting an agency’s website, speaking with small business contacts, procurement contacts, and various databases.)

Don’t Circumvent the Process

 

Upon understanding how the government buys your services, obtain the necessary contract vehicles, small business certifications, and other requirements as defined by the agency.

Connect Through Strategic Networking

 

Attend agency procurement and outreach events. If done properly and consistently, events can serve as exceptional opportunities to encounter and engage with the “right” connections and potential partnerships for present or future collaboration. Show up to these events with your winning game face on, a strategy, and prepared to do business.

Engage Through Strategic Communications

 

Send your tailored marketing materials to the appropriate contacts and request meetings to learn about upcoming procurements and how to best position your company to win.

Learn, Leverage, and Collaborate

 

If you don’t meet each of the requirements or don’t have adequate past performance, find teaming partners to fill gaps and go after work together. (If you don’t win, request a debriefing and learn what you can do better.)

Build a Solid Reputation

 

Once you win the work, deliver on the requirements. Keep the big picture in mind and understand how each contract can help you win your next.

 

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The hidden secrets of Brazil

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Brazil is, in many ways, the jewel of South America. An enormous, sprawling country, full of staggering natural beauty, vibrant culture, and an interesting history – did you know the Portuguese colonized Brazil? It’s also one of the top destinations in the world, and somewhere that is proving very popular with tourists. With much of the Amazon located in the country, there are experiences to be had here that are so unique they can’t be found anywhere else on Earth.

Brazil is stuffed full of unique experiences and wonderful secrets, and it’s essential to try to make sure you make the most of them. If you want to travel to this far-flung corner of the world, you want to have an experience that’s unforgettable. Join us now on a journey of discovery, as we uncover some of the greatest secrets Brazil has to offer.

Pedra da Gávea – Rio De Janeiro

This majestic monolith in Rio is one of the hidden secrets in the city, and one of the best places to chill out and relax. Seeing Brazil from a new angle is a great way of ensuring you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sitting at 842 meters above sea level, Pedra da Gávea really has to be seen to be believed. The views you will get from this monolith are beyond words, and you can reach it with a hike through the stunning Tijuca Forest.

Pantanal Wetlands – Mato Grosso do Sul

The Pantanal Wetlands extend across Mato Grosso, and some other countries as well, but, they are one of the true hidden treasures of Brazil. Here there is stunning natural beauty and the incredible wetlands burst with life and vibrancy. You name it, you’ll find it here – emerald forests, bronze sandbanks, sprawling pastures, and tropical savannahs. A World Heritage site since 2000, the Pantanal is one of the truly beautiful parts of this stunning country. Book your trip there now, and get up close and personal with the wild Brazil!

Viaduct Petrobras – São Sebastião

Well, this is just one of the most awesome and unusual things we’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing up close and personal. Viaduct Petrobras is an area of elevated road smack bang in the middle of the Brazilian jungle! How on Earth did it get there, and why was it there?! There are so many questions to be asked about this, but, it’s also something to simply marvel at silently, and get some pictures of. This is one of those things that looks so out of place you could almost be in another world.

There is so much beauty and elegance in Brazil – she truly is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You are probably aware of some of the well-known attractions here, such as Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. But, we feel like it’s the hidden secrets of places that make them such a wonder and a delight. And Brazil has so many secrets to uncover and discover; we hope you manage to make the most of them as much as you can.

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Isle of man’s hidden secrets

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The Isle of Man is a magical, beautiful island nestled in the Irish Sea, and situated between Great Britain and Ireland. The island is a popular tourist destination, and a place with its feet firmly in British and Gaelic folklore. That’s not to mention the fact that the island contains some of the most spectacular wildlife and natural beauty in all the British Isles. This obscure and fascinating place might just be the best place you’ve never heard of.

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin as it is also known) is one of the must-see places in the British Isles and a place unlike any you’ve ever encountered before. This place is exactly like stepping into the middle of a fairytale, complete with friendly locals, amazing beauty, and some incredible secrets as well. We’re going to look at some of the best-hidden secrets the Isle of Man has to offer, and things you simply must check out today.

Magnetic Hill

There’s nothing like a bit of magic to spice up a wet weekend. So, when you visit the Isle of Man, make sure you head to Magnetic Hill and drive down until you find a place with the markers. Then you need to stop, place your car in neutral with the handbrake off, and prepare to be amazed. Your car will actually begin rolling back up the hill at a pretty decent speed, as if by magic. Of course, it’s really just an optical illusion, but it’s still a cool experience and adds to the magic and mythology of the Isle of Man.

Old Fairy Bridge

The Isle of Man is one of the only places in the world where they still believe in the existence of fairies. In fact, as far as the locals are concerned, there are many supernatural forces at work in this place. If you want to experience some of the magic for yourself, we would recommend a trip to the Old Fairy Bridge. The bridge is located over Middle River and is popular with tourists who visit the area. The Fairy Bridge that most people know is the one on the A5, but this is actually pretty recent. The one that bridges Middle River, near Kewaigue, is the real Fairy Bridge.

Wild Wallabies

When you first lay eyes on the wild wallabies here, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re actually in Australia! But, there are, in fact, wild wallabies roaming free all across the Isle of Man. This has been the case since the ‘60s, and they are generally found in the North of the island. So, if you want to have a day that is packed with natural beauty, and you want to enjoy spotting some of these majestic creatures, head to the north of the island, and spend the day spotting wallabies.

Camera Obscura

There may still be a few of these around the world, but this one, found on Douglas Head, has an incredible 11 lenses! It was constructed in 1892 and played a big role in the Isle of Man tourist boom at the time. The wonderfully intricate design of the mirrors and lenses provide an exceptional view of Douglas. The best thing is that the camera obscura is still in working order today, and, when the flag flies, it means it’s open for the public.

These are just a small selection of the secrets and opportunities that await you on the Isle of Man. It’s the perfect place to go for that once-in-a-lifetime experience, filled with excitement, adventure, and a large helping of folklore thrown in too.

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‘Greenleaf’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 13: “Secrets Are Exposed”

“For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.” Mark 4:22 (NIV)

Secrets don’t stay secrets for very long and many of the Greenleaf’s secrets are out- or on their way out in episode 13, “Silence and Loneliness.”

Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) has spilled the tea on everything that’s been going on with Basie Skanks’ (Jason Dirden),  gambling debts and how it has begun to affect Triumph- since it was the church’s money that Basie gambled and loss during his poker games. She has gone behind her husband’s back and told her in-laws, Bishop Greenleaf (Keith David) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) all about how Jacob (Lamman Rucker) emptied their savings account to pay off Basie’s debt; which is how they acquired the house and the land but, now she wants more – much more.

She wants Triumph! She wants Jacob to be the pastor of Basie’s church and she wants to claim her position as first lady of the church, and she’ll stop at nothing to do it. Kerissa somehow persuades Basie’s accountant to provide her with the receipts proving his indiscretions and mishandling of the church’s money.

And she hands those receipts right on over to Bishop and Lady Mae so they can help her make this happen. With proof in hand, Bishop marches right over to Skanks’ office and threatens to deliver the accountant’s reports to the police if he doesn’t publicly step down as pastor of Triumph and hand the position over to his son.

Initially, Skanks declines the Bishop’s offer and reminds him that blackmail is a sin. But, he quickly changes his tune when he receives another visitor to his office who is not as verbal as Bishop and decides to lay hands on Skanks.

The same crooked gentleman that the Bishop witnessed speaking to Skanks in his office during his last visit a few episodes back, is the same gentleman who barges in Skanks’ office and causes him to make a non-joyful noise. Though viewers aren’t privy to the actual beating, we do see a very badly beaten Skanks engaging in a very emotional conversation with his wife Tasha (Asia’h Epperson) who pleads with him to turn himself into the police.

She’s beyond scared by how far this has gone, especially since she has been begging him to stop the gambling but he wouldn’t listen. Or in his words, “[he] couldn’t hear.” She tells him that this has gone too far and agrees with Bishop on involving the police and handing over the church to Jacob.

Basie finally agrees and makes a phone call to Jacob offering over the position of Pastor. Jacob is reluctant to accept due to the stipulations surrounding the transfer of authorities but, ultimately agrees to take over Triumph after Basie turns himself in. The only problem is – Basie’s now M.I.A.

Yep. Just like Kevin (Tye White) here’s another character who has just up and disappeared. After confessing his sins to the congregation and publicly handing over the church to Jacob, Basie is nowhere to be found.

Meanwhile, Kevin may still be missing but it doesn’t look like Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) is actually missing him. She’s busy working closely with Jabari (Sean Dominic) on writing and selling these songs but, they’re still not as close as she would like them to be. A new customer comes to the studio to review and makes changes to a song written by Charity before she decides to purchase it, and before she leaves, the client ends up kissing Jabari right in front of her.

Ok, so the kiss is just a peck on the cheek but it rattles Charity to the point where she needs answers from Jabari on where they are in their relationship. “Do you like me?” A simple question that Jabari kind of dances around answering to Charity’s liking. It seems like he’s all about business and getting their songs sold and on the radio. But later, he makes his intentions perfectly clear.

After dinner with the new client Charity and Jabari go to the studio to tinker around with some new music and Jabari speaks his peace. He tells her that the reason he’s been so hard to read in their relationship is because he’s being careful. She has a baby and is recently divorced so he doesn’t want to move too fast or jump too deep into something with someone who has “so much going on.” But yes, he REALLY likes her and he shows her just how much by kissing her – an actual real kiss this time, not just a peck on the cheek.

In other relationship news, poor Zora (Lovie Simone) continues to hide more and more about her relationship with Isaiah (Roshon Fegan) from her parents and everyone else.  He’s gradually progressing from just verbal abuse to borderline physical abuse. During their car ride, things go left. Zora wants to go to the cotillion and of course she wants Isaiah to be her date.

But, he doesn’t want to go and decides to make alternative plans on the same night and wants Zora to come with him instead. When he asks who she’s going to the cotillion with if not him, her answer is “someone else.” He doesn’t like that so he slams on the brakes causing Zora to her bump her head on the dashboard. Now, not only is she concealing her abusive sexual relationship but, also using makeup to conceal the big red bruise on her forehead.

The biggest secret in this episode comes from Gigi (Merle Dandridge), though. We knew her Uncle Mack (Gregory Alan Williams) molested her baby sister Faith, which resulted in her suicide but Gigi has conveniently left out the part where tried the same thing with her first. What?!!?

She tells Darius (Rick Fox) that he took her to a secluded area on their family land,  but she was able to fight him off before things went too far. She never told anyone about it. Now she blames herself for not saying anything to her parents or to Faith, who was targeted next.  Not only is Gigi still dealing with the emotional impact of Mack’s death she’s now having recurring flashbacks of him and it’s taking a toll on her.

So much is going on. We’ll have to stay tuned for the next episode to see what else will be revealed.

Wanda J. Coppage is a full -time Music Director at an Urban AC radio station, journalist and proud Virginia State University alum – Go Trojans! As a music enthusiast who can’t go a day without hearing R&B/Soul or Classic Hip Hop as well as a TV passionista, why not live a life that covers both?  

 

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