Giants GM Dave Gettleman, with cancer in remission, has same spirit and sense of humor: ‘My energy’s good’

Dave Gettleman has lost his hair but not his spirit or fervor for the Giants and for life.

“Let me tell you something,” Gettleman, 67, his cancer in remission and his sense of humor in tact, said Friday in his first public appearance since an early June diagnosis. “(Defensive line coach) Gary Emanuel…

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“Get Out’ Wins Best Film, Director At Independent Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Peele‘s “Get Out” won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards.

The wins for Peele’s directorial debut gave the Spirits, a celebration of indie filmmaking, something unusual: a box-office behemoth. Made for just $ 4.5 million, “Get Out” grossed $ 255 million worldwide.

“We are in the beginning of a renaissance right now, where stories from the outsider, stories from the people in this room, the same stories that independent filmmakers have been telling for years are being honored and recognized and celebrated,” Peele said.

Peele was presented the award for best director by Spike Lee, whom Peele said paved his way. “Let’s make no mistake,” he said. “I wouldn’t be standing here if wasn’t for this man.”

“Get Out” is only the second horror film to win best picture at the Spirits. The other was 2010’s “Black Swan.”

“This project didn’t start as a statement,” said Peele. “It began as me wanting to make a film in my favorite genre. I sat down and would smoke a little weed and try to write a mind-bending horror film, my favorite genre and at some point I followed the truth and I realized there are people locked up for smoking less weed than I smoked writing the movie.”

Held in a beachside tent on a floor soaked through from rain earlier in the day, the Spirit Awards are the dressed-down, boozy prelude to Sunday’s Academy Awards.

But as the Oscars have gravitated toward honoring indie films, the two have come closer to mirroring each other. The last four Spirit winners for best film (“Moonlight,” ”Spotlight,” ”Birdman,” ”12 Years a Slave”) have won best picture at the Oscars.

“It’s Saturday,” Peele said backstage of his Oscar expectations. “Tomorrow’s tomorrow. That’s what’s up.”

The Spirits are also a party to mark the (almost) end of a long and sometimes repetitive awards season.

“I continue to be amazed that you let me get to the microphone. What are you crazy?” said Frances McDormand, who again won best actress for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” ”Do you know how hard it’s been not to swear over the last couple of months? Because this awards convention goes on for (expletive) forever.”

Allison Janney likewise continued her sweep of the best supporting actress awards for “I, Tonya.” The supporting actor Oscar favorite Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) added to his string of awards.

Timothee Chalamet, the “Call Me By Your Name” breakthrough star, took best actor, a category that at the Spirits didn’t include the Oscar favorite Gary Oldman. The 22-year-old said he was trying to savor the moment.

“I don’t know if this kind of thing is ever going to happen again,” said Chalamet.

Returning hosts John Mulaney and Nick Kroll opened with a lively monologue that managed to touch on everything from Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner to the pronunciation of Saoirse Ronan’s name (“Sour Shoes Ronan,” Mulaney said) and Mulaney’s wife’s infatuation with “Call Me By Your Name’s” Timothee Chalamet.

Mulaney said he once had a meeting with Weinstein where the fallen mogul proclaimed that his legacy, and what would be written on his tombstone, wouldn’t be for the films he’s done, that it’d be for “Project Runway.”

“Your tombstone isn’t going to say ‘Project Runway.’ It’s going to say double XL unmarked grave,” Mulaney said.

Kroll and Mulaney joked about separating the artist from the art for some of the men accused of misconduct.

“Like with Kevin Spacey: Can we still love ‘K-PAX?” Kroll pondered.

Added Mulaney: “Or Woody Allen and his last 21 unwatchable films? Can we still not watch them?”

“Lady Bird” writer-director Greta Gerwig won best screenplay for her partly autobiographical family drama.

“Thank you to my parents for watching the plays that I put on in the living room and thank you to my brother and sister for acting in them,” said Gerwig.

Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” received the Robert Altman Award, an ensemble honor given to one film’s director, casting director and cast. In an impassioned speech, Rees celebrated each element of the film, a Netflix release, and concluded by pronouncing: “‘Mudbound’ is cinema.”

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon won best first screenplay for “The Big Sick,” which they based on the real-life drama of the beginning of their own relationship. They are also up for the original screenplay award at the Oscars. They both thanked their parents, who provided some of the inspiration for the parents in the film, with some artistic license.

“My dad never cheated on my mom,” said Gordon. “That was something we made up for the movie.”

“That we know of,” quipped Nanjiani.

The social-media satire “Ingrid Goes West,” starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, won best first feature. Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman,” from Chile, won best international film. The film, about a transgender woman whose partner has died, is up for best foreign picture at the Academy Awards.

“I thought the film was going to encounter, to say the least division, and that hasn’t been the case,” Lelio said backstage. “What surprises me most is that the film has been understood.”

“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao was given the inaugural Bonnie Award, for a mid-career female director, which includes a $ 50,000 grant. Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old French filmmaking legend, won best documentary with her co-director JR for their “Faces Places,” also a nominee at Sunday’s Oscars.

Winners are chosen by Film Independent, which includes critics, filmmakers, actors, festival programmers, past winners and nominees, and members of its board. The Spirit Awards cap nominees at a budget of $ 20 million or less, which eliminates some bigger-budget awards contenders like “Dunkirk.”

But the film many consider the Oscar front-runner — Guillermo del Toro’s modestly budgeted “The Shape of Water,” up for a leading 13 nominations Sunday — was completely overlooked by the Spirits.




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Watch Exclusive ‘Winchester’ Video: The Spirit House

Watch Exclusive 'Winchester' Video: The Spirit House

Long shrouded in mystery, construction began in 1884 on what became known as the Winchester House, named after Sarah Winchester, the widow of a weapons manufacturer. What motivated her to continue construction on a mansion for decades, especially one with so many odd, noteworthy and unexplained features?

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She Lost Her Home, But Her Spirit Shines Bright

It’s no secret Stephanie Stauer loves decorating for every occasion, especially Christmas. In fact, she loves decorating for the holidays so much, that she eagerly volunteers to help friends and coworkers adorn their homes.

Traditionally, Stephanie, who works at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center, would have filled her family home with five individually themed trees to celebrate the holiday season. But this year, like so many other Northern and Southern California residents, the Stauers’ holiday traditions have been compromised. In October, their Fountaingrove home in Northern California fell to the Tubbs fire.

And still, Stephanie’s spirit shines through.

“Stauers bend but do not break,” says the Petaluma native, whose gentle demeanor belies the strength it’s taken to survive a stroke, breast cancer, and now fire, in the past decade.

Living in a borrowed home she feels blessed to share with her husband Nick, their son Nolan, 14, and daughter Catherine, 18, Stephanie is experiencing a decorator’s dream come true. She and her daughter traveled south to help decorate Kaiser Permanente’s 2018 Rose Parade® Float, “Inspiring Healthy Communities.”

“Rather than focusing on what we have lost, we need to focus on what we have and celebrate the things that bring us happiness and fulfillment,” said Stephanie. “I have my family, I have my health, what else can I ask for!”

Stephanie has joined the more than 500 Kaiser Permanente employees and their families who are helping to decorate the organization’s 13th Rose Parade float. They will delicately affix hundreds of pounds of natural materials, including green roses, manzanita leaves, orange lentils, palm fronds and other organic supplies to bring the float to life. The float will have 46 individual moving parts, and all of the sculpted fruits, flowers and vegetables will spin, swing, turn or rotate.

Tune into the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day as “Inspiring Healthy Communities” makes its way down Pasadena’s legendary Colorado Boulevard.

To learn more, check out local news coverage of Stephanie.

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BWW TV: Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal with the Cast of KRIS KRINGLE!

Kris Kringle The Musical, featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby and Pamela Myers Company, Into the Woods, and Broadway’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger Tuck Everlasting, Newsies and Kim Crosby Into the Woods,Guys amp Dolls plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC. Featured Content


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Isaac Hayes’ Stax Legacy Focus of ‘Spirit of Memphis’ Box Set

Soul legend Isaac Hayes' career on the Stax label, from a young songwriter to "Black Moses" and Shaft, will be the focus of a new box set that's tied to the label's 60th

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Daily Glixel: ‘PUBG’ trolls find their spirit animal, Oculus Steam support, Xbox update peek

Welcome to Daily Glixel, a roundup of the day’s other top news stories. It was a fairly uneventful weekend in the gaming industry. It almost feels like everyone is saving their energy. Have you seen October’s release schedule? It’s gonna be crazy, you guys. Like, one-armed machete-wielding clown

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Perfect Spirit placed first after wild finish in Hambletonian

It may not have been a perfect finish in the Hambletonian on Saturday at the Meadowlands, but those connected to Perfect Spirit will take it. Perfect Spirit, trained and driven by Ake Svanstedt, finished second in the $ 1 million marquee race but was declared the winner because of a disqualification. What The Hill, who finished…
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Free Discount Cards Donated to Daughters of Naomi Spirit Of Rules Ministries by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx -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.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

In Netflix’s Powerful 13 Reasons Why, an Intimating Teen Spirit Rattles the Living

Based on Jay Asher’s novel about a high school rocked by a girl’s suicide, Netflix’s 13-hour, binge-ready 13 Reasons Why is a breakthrough in YA storytelling.

The message may not strike you as radically new — adolescence isn’t so much a phase of life as it is a fissure that swallows us up between childhood and adulthood — but Reasons is more fluidly immersive than such TV classics as Veronica Mars, and it avoids the morbid romanticism of films like The Fault in Our Stars.


If anything, 13 Reasons — which includes Selena Gomez among its executive producers — is closer to a kids’ version of HBO’s superb feminist mystery-melodrama Big Little Lies. 

Hannah (Katherine Langford) has left behind tapes revealing what drove her to take her life. Flipping between the past and the present, in which classmate Clay (Dylan Minnette) puzzles out the truth, Reason tackles big issues — bullying, sexism, body-shaming, rape — and reminds us that, to a teen, nothing is trivial: Every flap of a butterfly’s wings can start a hurricane.

Hannah’s death (depicted with a startling, stinging realism) creates a wide web that connects not only friends, frenemies and enemies, but parents and teachers and — approaching through the shadows like spiders who know best how to tie it all up — teams of lawyers.

Meanwhile, Hannah’s voice, from beyond the grave, taunts, accuses and, very rarely, absolves: “Maybe you did something cruel. Or maybe you just watched it happen. Maybe you didn’t even realize you were being cruel. Maybe you didn’t do anything at all—and maybe you should have.”

“Too late.”

13 Reasons Why begins streaming Friday on Netflix.

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T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health

T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health

At the top of his game and his sport, Dallas Cowboys'' wide receiver Terrell Owens has a phenomenal body: Muscle & Fitness magazine said this when they chose T.O. for the cover, but anyone who''s ever seen him play knows he has the best physique in football. Strong, fast, agile, and focused — when T.O. takes the field, he''s in complete control. Such mastery might seem out of reach for an ordinary athlete or someone just starting to think about getting in shape, but T.O. believes that everyone is capable of finding their ideal body. Whether you want to slim down or bulk up, develop explosive speed or increase your endurance, define your abs or fine-tune your form, T.O.''s Finding Fitness will unlock your potential with a diet and exercise plan tailored to your fitness goals. Inside T.O.''s Finding Fitness, Owens shares complete workout routines for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all of which can be done using his T.O. Super Strong Man Bands, free weights, or his own strength-training stretches. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful tips from Buddy Primm (T.O.''s personal trainer) guarantee results. Along with plans for general fitness and weight loss, there are separate guides designed to enhance your performance in football, baseball, golf, martial arts, tennis, and basketball. And whether you''re looking for the winning catch, the lightning-fast serve, or the money shot at the buzzer, or you just want to keep up with the kids and power through an afternoon at the office, you need the right fuel to stay at the top of your game. T.O. helps you make the right eating decisions with meal plans detailing his choices both in and out of season. Finally, as any athlete learns, just knowing what to do isn''t always enough. T.O. realizes how hard it can be to stick to a routine, so over the years he has figured out how to motivate himself and make every day count. His approach has given him the crucial mental edge on his competitors and kept him fired up through setbacks and injuries. Get inspired today: take control, make the mind-body-spirit connection, and find your own best body.
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STS Ranchwear “The Free Spirit” Bucket Bag

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Kristen Bell & Fred Armisen Spoof ‘Birdman,’ ‘Whiplash’ In Spirit Awards Opening

Hosts Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen kicked off IFC’s broadcast of the 30th Independent Spirit Awards by spoofing some of the Best Feature nominees. Adam Scott, Bill Hader and Miles Teller also joined in on the fun.

The sketch included long, uncut “Birdman”-style shots, a shout out to J.K. Simmons’ “rushing or dragging” speech in “Whiplash” and just the right amount of slapping to confirm that this is definitely not the Oscars. Watch below.

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Free Spirit: a Climber’s Life

Free Spirit: a Climber’s Life

Reinhold Messner had the ideal childhood for a climber. Born in the South Tyrol under the shadow of the Geislerspitz of parents who took him on his first climb on the Sass Rigais at the age of five, he grew up loving and learning every metre of his native Dolomites, and honing on them the basic mountaineering skills which were to lead him to set himself the harder and harder challenges which in turn rolled back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers. He describes his early climbs in the Eastern Alps, notably with his brother Gunther, armed at first with one helmet between them and two massive pitons forged by the village blacksmiths. His first solo follows, his attention turns to north faces, to winter climbs and a series of exceptional first ascents at higher and higher grades through the sixties. As he climbed, so he evolved his philosophy of the single free-climbing line which renounces the use of bolts and would prefer to make compromises on line rather than style. His first overseas trip was to Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru where he shows he had ability on big snow and ice climbs as well as rock, and the following year he made his first trip to the Himalaya, the part of the world in which most of his reputation now rests. With his brother Gunther he climbed Nanga Parbat, but Gunther was killed in the descent. As equipment, technique and climbing psychology developed, Messner was in the forefront of the transference of fast lightweight Alpine methods to the greater ranges of the world and between 1970 and 1986 he became the first man to climb all the fourteen 8000-metre peaks, some more than once, invariably by a new route or new tactics and with few companions. Messner was the first man to climb Everest without oxygen and, two years later, the first man to climb it solo.
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Cobra Luggage Rack for Use w/ Cobra Sissy Bars for VT750C2 Spirit 12-13

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The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World

The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World

Invoking the same spirit that fueled the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, author William Lambers calls for a global school lunch program to fight child hunger. 300 million children suffer from hunger worldwide. School lunch programs fight child hunger and also boost school attendance and performance. This book highlights the use of school lunch programs in Europe following World War II and how they can be used today in countries like Afghanistan, Kenya, Guatemala and Sudan. The future of these nations depends on a nourished and educated youth. Special attention is given to the work of charities such as Food for the Poor, Childslife International and the World Food Program. Supporting the U.S. government McGovern-Dole Food for Education program is seen as key to ensuring every child around the globe can receive a school lunch. McGovern-Dole helps fund the work of the World Food Program, Catholic Relief Services and other organizations that carry out school lunch programs in developing countries.

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