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Leica Sport Optic presents the new 'Closer to Nature' package

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:12

Leica Sport Optics (Wetzlar) is offering a new 'Closer to Nature' package comprising a Leica APO-Televid 82 W spotting scope, a Leica 25-50X WW ASPH. wide-angle zoom eyepiece, a Leica Extender 1.8x, a Gitzo Mountaineer tripod and a Gitzo 2-way fluid head. Customers purchasing the high-quality set enjoy considerable savings in comparison with the recommended retail price of the individual products. The Leica APO-Televid 82 W spotting scope with angled viewing delivers an image with excel...

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The Academy Delves into Latin American Film with Expansive Project “From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017”

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:58

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present  From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017, a series of film screenings, live conversations, oral histories,  publications  and a dedicated  website  exploring the shared influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and the work they created or presented in Los Angeles during the past half-century.  The screening series, which runs from September 16, 2017 through January 18, 2018, is a...

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DJI Develops Option For Pilots To Fly Without Internet Data Transfer

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:29

DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is developing a new local data mode that stops internet traffic to and from its flight control apps, in order to provide enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. DJI's flight control apps routinely communicate over the internet to ensure a drone has the most relevant local maps and geofencing data, latest app versions, correct radio frequency and power requirements, and oth...

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Father of actress Michelle Williams awarded $2.3M verdict

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:56

Denver, CO – August 15, 2017. Just last week on Wednesday, August 9th, a Colorado federal court jury found software trading company Genesis Financial Technologies Inc. in breach of contract with futures and commodities trader Larry Williams and LnL Publishing, LLC (Mr. Williams' intellectual property licensee). The jury handed down a unanimous verdict for the 5-year case after approximately 3 hours of deliberation. The jury also unanimously denied all of Genesis' defenses and count

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Lady Bird to Open Special Presentations Programme at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:30

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today Lady Bird as the Opening film of the Special Presentations Programme. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet and Beanie Feldstein. “We are so pleased to announce Lady Bird as the Special Presentations opener and we know from Frances Ha and Mistress America that Greta Gerwig is an accomplished screenwriter,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Directo...

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Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Gala and - Special Presentation Titles for 2017 -

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:53

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes of the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival®. Of the 14 Galas and 33 Special Presentations, this first announcement includes 25 World Premieres, eight International Premieres, six North American Premieres and eight Canadian Premieres. “Festival-goers from around the world can anticipate a remarkab...

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The Walt Disney Company Declares Semi-Annual Cash Dividend Of $0.78 Per Share

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 06:48

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors today declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.78 per share, payable July 27, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 10, 2017. “We are pleased to deliver another strong dividend to shareholders, following a 15% increase in diluted EPS for the second quarter,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. The company last paid a semi-annual dividend of $0.78 per share in...

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World Premiere of C'est la vie! to Close the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:55

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today the World Premiere of C'est la vie! as the Closing Night Gala. Written and directed by award-winning filmmakers Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, the film stars Gilles Lellouche, Suzanne Clément, Eye Haïdara, and Jean-Pierre Bacri. C'est la vie! will screen at Roy Thomson Hall on September 16. “We are proud to announce C'est la vie! as this year's Closing Night film,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. “The filmmakers h...

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'Deaf vs. The Dead' Wins First AT&T SHAPE Create-a-thon

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:34

Prior to  AT&T SHAPE, our annual event for creators and developers to explore the convergence of technology and entertainment, judges narrowed the AT&T Create-a-thon competition down from hundreds of scripts to 39 teams. Creatives poured in to the Warner Bros. Studios lot from across the nation to produce short films at AT&T SHAPE in just a weekend.  Five finalists  were chosen. The votes are in. Thousands of votes were cast, and you determined the winner. Those winning $40,000 in total...

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Beat the Dog Days of Summer with August's Titillating Slate of Staff Pick Premieres

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:38

Vimeo announces August's slate of Staff Pick Premieres, with a different one making its global online premiere on Vimeo each Wednesday. Vimeo's popular Staff Picks channel is curated by a five-person team that highlights the best short-form content on the platform. To check out the Staff Pick Premieres channel, visit https://vimeo.com/channels/premieres.[/b] This month's slate includes Palm d'Or winner Ruben Östlund's ( The Square,  Force Majeure ) “Incident by a Bank,” Amelie Wen's e...

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Vimeo Appoints Anjali Sud as CEO

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:16

Vimeo, the world's largest ad-free open video platform and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), announced the appointment of Anjali Sud as Chief Executive Officer. Previously General Manager and Senior Vice President of Vimeo's flagship creator business, where she has been driving accelerating growth for the past 18 months, Ms. Sud will now oversee strategy and operations for all of Vimeo. Ms. Sud has taken over the role from Vimeo's Interim CEO, Joey Levin, who remains CEO of IAC....

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Ireland looks out of this world in new behind-the-scenes teaser video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:05

A brand new, behind-the-scenes teaser video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has just been released – complete with action shots and outtakes, as well as some stunning footage of Ireland and our very own Wild Atlantic Way.  - - The trailer was released on Saturday, 15 July, at Disney's latest D3 convention in Anaheim, California. Click here to view the new, behind-the-scenes video. -   - Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records aroun...

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Finding Hope and Overcoming Tragedy in New Memoir

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:42

Life often takes a turn for the worst; Fredrick Sipe can attest to that. When he was twenty-one, he got into a motorcycle accident that took the life of his fiancée and paralyzed his body, making him a single father to their two kids. Fortunately, he learned he didn't have to be defeated by tragedy. He shares these insights in his memoir, Living a Second Chance . -   - The book discusses in detail not only what happened on the day of the accident, but also Sipe's family life, and the str...

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DJI Ronin 2 Now Available For Pre-Order

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:48

DJI, the world's leader in creative camera technology, will begin shipping its new Ronin 2 three-axis camera stabilizer in September. The US retail price of the Ronin 2 Professional Combo, including a stabilizer, a transportation case, a remote controller, camera power cables, and a redundant battery system, is $6,999 USD. Ronin 2 allows today's camera professionals to capture stunning cinematic footage under the widest variety of situations. Based on DJI's leading gimbal technology, Roni...

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A Gripping Tale of a Young Woman's Interstellar Exploit

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:23

Wanting to provide an exemplar for women, author Suzanne Y. Snow was inspired to create a bold female character who breaks through the unfortunate circumstances around her and becomes a person of integrity. The Forrorrois series features a young woman abducted by an alien race, forced to become another person, yet finds the courage to become who she wants to be. -   - In this series, the first installment, “Forrorrois: Innocence Lost,” introduces seventeen-year-old Danica Jolan. After bein...

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Sci-Fi Romance Book Bares Religious Conflict as One of Its Storylines

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 22:32

Dorrine W. Simmering's sci-fi romance novel “Hidden Planet” (Xlibris, 2011) features a background story that narrates the founding histories of the planet Numinus and the eastern territory of Redemption. -   - A number of humans, called the Fundamentalists, decided to leave Earth, hoping to escape the injustice they had suffered from greedy and corrupt governments and their corporate backers. They later settled in Numinus and established a country, Talleyrand, on the western part of the pl...

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A Bizarre Murder Case Takes Center Stage in New Book

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 08:29

David Random takes readers on a thrilling journey in his new book “Connected: A Case of Unique Proximity.” This fast-paced read is tailor-made for murder-and-mystery enthusiasts. The novel's plotline is complex, which is the standard for this particular genre.  Serving justice must be one of the hardest jobs of all. Veteran detective Joe Antonelli finds out just how hard when he is presented with a bizarre case that puts him in a legal dilemma. The suspect for the murder of a Harvard pr...

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Fantasy Novel Poses the Big Questions

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:00

Most fantasy novels bring readers to marvel at the powers or extraordinary abilities of the main characters, but only a few of them would get the readers to pause and reflect over a line or scene for a minute or two. Good books make readers ponder over tough questions. Peter Lobban's “FernMacht” (CreateSpace, 2015) is just one of those books. -   - “FernMacht” opens with a conversation between the protagonist and his father. The young John McAllen talks to his father, a physics professor,...

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In One-of-a-kind Fantasy Novel, Angelic Creatures Appears In the Midwest

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:00

Fancy a story where a strange object appears from the ground in the Midwest, which phenomenon requires the intervention of the military and attracts curious minds and opportunists? Then you should not miss Collette Jackson-Fink's “Daughters of Twilight” (Outskirts Press, 2013). -   - The events in “Daughters of Twilight” occur in a sleepy Midwestern city of Waterloo, Iowa, which is thrown into national spotlight when a massive and mysterious black pyramid-like structure sprouts up in a co...

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Bioterrorism Rears Its Ugly Head in Mystery Novel

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:02

The story behind James Frazee's first work of fiction, “The Mosquito Bites,” is fueled by his experiences working in the chemical industry. In his book, the protagonist, Alex Gregory, faces a life-threatening predicament after he discovers a company secret. -   - Alex Gregory's employment at Sterling Chemicals, a multimillion-dollar organization, takes a dangerous turn after his unearthing of the company's clandestine operations. Now Alex attempts to save humanity from an imminent ecologic...

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