The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen started off as a comic created by Alan Moore. The main characters of the series were notable heroes from famous literature such as Captain Nemo and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Back in 2003, the comic series was brought to movie theaters in an adaptation featuring Sean Connery, that was unfortunately met with disgust and intense dislike from moviegoers. However, this has not recently stopped 20th Century Fox from planning to reboot the franchise by making a new film about it.
While there are plans to get this project underway, the studios haven’t yet established a director or a working script for the film, but they have added John Davis as the producer for the film according to Susan McGalla. Davis is noted for working with films including the original Predator, AVP: Alien vs. Predator and even television shows such as the smash hit The Blacklist.
As for the first film in 2003, the reason it is notorious for being bad is because there was a ton of tension on set between Sean Connery and director Stephen Norrington. This was in addition to the film not being a very good adaptation of the comic series it originated from, even going so far as to add other characters that weren’t present.
Regardless, Fox has little to no problem trying to make a better adaptation and movie.
“QNet,“ owned by QI Group, is a multilevel marketing company operating in several countries across Asia. Started in 1998 by Vijay Eswaran, QNet has enjoyed a lot of success and brought opportunity to millions who otherwise might not have ever had a chance to partake in what is largely an entrepreneurial venture. QNet empowers employees to create a business, selling products for personal care, weight management, fashion accessories, nutrition, products for the home and even energy. This is an entrepreneurial model because their individual representatives, with a small investment, build a business and earn money through commission on those sales. The items they are selling are consumer goods and staples. This is a major departure from the genesis of QNet which, under the name “GoldQuest,” was in selling gold collectable coins. From gold coins to selling consumer staples, their business model has gained very solid footing, becoming provider of what people need and also what they want.
In business now for 17 years, QNet is constantly expanding and increasing sales. QNet, with over 4.5 million independent representatives, QNet accounts of a good percentage of the sales QI Group is claiming as it dances with the sales in the $1 billion range. They have gotten here by understanding the fundamentals of a marketplace: it is composed of buyers and sellers. QNet connects both of these fundamental constituents in a clever way. Rather than try to sell QNet products and services directly without local representation, QNet hires individual representatives in an attempt to take a stake in the development of the region and thereby investing in the people and their country. QI Group then, in turn, uses the profits from their ventures in very altruistic ways.
The funds earned through QI Group are consistently put to good use through the “RYTHM” Foundation. This acronym stands for “raise yourself to help mankind.” The Malaysian chapter, Vijayaratnam Foundation, has a school that specializes in teaching children with learning disabilities. Through the “Better Nepal Foundation,” they provide educational programs for women and orphans. This just names a few of the ways in which QI Group benefits the communities where they do business. They bring both commerce and solutions to areas of the world where both are, some might say, desperately needed. Only good can come of this type of manifestation of capitalistic and compassionate forces.
Most people know that it takes a good bit of money to operate a jail. Noticias reports there are employees who need to be paid, inmates who need to be fed and other costs that often don’t get factored in when people think about operating a jail. Some of the jails in New York are run at a cost that is more than what is being reported in the budget. Some jails are operating on $2 billion, but the budget is understating that amount by $1 billion, claiming that it doesn’t take as much money to make sure a jail can stay open. Some blame the jails for not reporting all of the expenses while others blame the government for not wanting to pay for a service that is provided by the county or city. Some of the costs are hidden in the budgets of the cities, but it shouldn’t be hidden. Residents need to know how much money it takes to keep criminals off the streets as well as those who have been arrested for petty crimes who are taking up room in the jails, wasting away the money of taxpayers.
Israeli Sarit Fishbaine is a fan of the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”. InterviewMagazine reports she is also crediting an episode of the show with possibly saving her life.
According to the story on The Huffington Post, a few years ago Sarit had noticed that she had some lumps in her breast tissue. She had her doctor perform a check-up, however he said that it was probably milk gathering in pockets since she was breast feeding her baby at that time. The doctor told her that once she stopped breast feeding the lumps would go away. However, six months after she stopped breast feeding, Sarit noticed the lumps were still present.
It just so happened that around that time the 34-year-old mother caught an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” that featured a woman with her exact story. The young woman in the episode went to the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital to have a mastectomy after her breast cancer was misdiagnosed as milk pockets from breast feeding. This episode prompted Sarit to get a second opinion.
The second opinion found that Sarit did in fact have breast cancer. At this diagnosis she had stage 3 breast cancer that was spreading to her lymph nodes. She was put on chemo immediately where she underwent a six month treatment. She also underwent a mastectomy and is is remission for the cancer.
Bristol Palin, daughter of the former Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin, has called off her wedding to fiance Dakota Meyer according to Alexei Beltyukov. Back in March, 24-year-old Bristol had confirmed on her social media accounts that she was engaged to 26-year-old Dakota. The two had met when the Kentucky native made a trip to Alaska to appear on “Amazing America” which is apparently a television show that Sarah Palin does. I can’t be the only one who has never heard of this show. Dakota had served as a Marine and had been awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts to save his fellow soldiers in 2009. It is reported that he helped save 36 troops and brought back the bodies of four fellow Marines who did not make it through the fire fight.
Despite seeming like a stand-up guy, Dakota has been apparently hiding his first marriage from the Palin family, according to the story on Radar Online. Dakota had married Cassandra Wain in 2008, when he was just 19-years-old. Records show that the couple divorced in 2010. Friends say that the two realized they were not right for each other and called the marriage off.
Sarah Palin recently announced on her social media account that her daughter and Dakota had split and there would be no wedding.
Mad Max: Fury Road opened to great success over the weekend, despite or maybe because of controversy over remarks made by a MRA blogger who railed against Charlize Theron’s role in the action filled Warner Brother helmed instalment in the Australian film series. So much so that George Miller, director and co-writer of the film says he already has a script for a sequel to the movie. Nothing else is known about the movie, including whether or not Charlize Theron will be returning.
Fury Road received nearly unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike, which is no small feat for any movie, particularly one a reboot of a classic series. In recent years the FreedomPop review says fans and critics have either universally panned (Indiana Jones), or have been divided (Star Trek, Star Wars), series that have rebooted so long after the original movies were made. But Fury Road managed to capture the universal critical acclaim that most movie makers merely dream of.
One of the big draws of the movie, besides the sci-fi and action sequences, and the exploration of a rich dystopian world was the appeal the movie has to feminists. Charlize Theron’s Fiqurosa played one of the largest roles a female action or sci-fi movie has seen, without being a movie specifically about women, and proved that a movie does not have to be about women or specifically made for women in order to have a successful female protagonist.
Among the discussion with the next Mad Max film, is that it is going to be competing with Pitch Perfect. A lot of people seemed to be worried that Mad Max is going to lose to Pitch Perfect. However, with all of the word of mouth surrounding the new Mad Max movie, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if it beats out Pitch Perfect. There has been a lot of advertising and hype for the upcoming movie.
A lot of people are also not expecting it to beat out Avengers. However, WordPress wrote that this is due to the R rating. Naturally, not as many people are going to be able to see the R rated Mad Max: Fury Road. At the same time, even if it doesn’t start up as number one, it is going to have legs sue to the content. After all, it is a Mad Max film in the same vein as The Road Warrior.
Social media rallied behind an American 13-year-old girl tricked by a popular Cambodian television show.
Autumn Allen currently lives in Cambodia with her father. The young singer and songwriter agreed to appear on the talk show called “Penh Chet Ort” (Like It Or Not) for a Mother’s Day special. During taping, the host asks if she would like to be reunited with her mom who still lives in the United States. Allen cried at the thought as she has not seen mom for seven years. But when her mom is called out, a comedian appears dressed in drag instead. Allen took the joke like a champ, showing a good nature and spirit throughout the whole thing; not the reaction most people would have had to such an off-colored prank.
Social media exploded in an outcry demanding the talk show apologize. Producers caved to the pressure and sent an apology letter to Allen.
My friend Dr. Daniel cannot believe the rudeness of some people.
The average individual may be a little confused about the kind of career they are comfortable with. From a very early age Dan Newlin already knew that his career would be centered around the law. Newlin put the wheels in motion at the Indiana police and fire department, but did not stay there for very long. Pretty soon he was grabbed up by the Orange County Sheriff’s office where he spent a decade serving and protecting the community. Newlin was also recognized for his exemplary performance by the marshal’s office. During his tenure with the Sheriff’s department, he covered many departments and according to his peers he served them well.
A Change Of Scenery
For some people the recognition and admiration they received would have been enough to build and move up in the ranks. For Dan Newlin his love for the law was about to take a different turn. Enforcing the law was not enough for Dan, he wanted to learn more about it and become a lawyer. It took Newlin three years to graduate from Florida State College of law and in 2000 he was allowed to practice what he learned. You might think that a decade enforcing the law would turn Dan into a prosecutor but you would be wrong.
Protecting The Innocent
Somewhere along his career Newlin decided that the people in trouble needed help. With this in mind, he turned his legal attention to clients with personal injury concerns. Accidents that involved negligence and surrounded automobiles, motorcycles and trucks were suddenly on his radar. Dan did not stop there, he welcomed clients with wrongful death and negligence through medical procedures. With a string of clients searching for justice, Dan decided that individuals who were wrongfully charged for a crime also needed a voice. By this time Newlin was already making a name for himself and his firm was recognized as a super lawyer firm.
Proving His Worth
Dan Newlin has come a long way from that twenty year old kid on the force. These days Newlin leads a team of eighteen legal minds that serve both Illinois and Florida. The lawyers are backed by close to a hundred employees, with one goal in mind and that is to get a fair deal for their clients. Newlin has proven his capability by bringing in millions of settlement dollars to the firm. His latest being a toe to toe fight against a Florida insurance company where the settlement was just under a million dollars. For more check out Twitter and Facebook.
Sometimes big issues make for strange bedfellows. This week, Rand Paul and Ron Wyden are teaming up to battle against the re-authorization of the Patriot Act. Both have a desire to see the program scuttled or at least altered from its present form.
You would not think that the Republican Senator from Kentucky and the Democratic Senator from Oregon would team up that often, but in this case they want to. Both have a relatively strong profile in the Senate (Paul more so than Wyden), and SuperLawyers reported that both are big supporters of personal freedoms and avoiding the obstruction of government.
Buzzfeed.com reports that Senate Majority Leader (and fellow Kentucky Senator) Mitch McConnell has introduced a bill that would reauthorize the law without any changes to some of the more highly debated parts of the law. This is what has raised the ire of many and created a platform from which Wyden and Paul feel that they must step in and do something.
The two working together is important as well because of the fact that Rand Paul is officially running for President. As this is the case, this move could play some role in his chances of winning the nomination. That largely depends upon how he is seen when it comes to working with the other side. Will others in his party think that this is a positive or a negative thing? The voters get to decide that one.