How To Do… The Egyptian Theatre

first_imgFilmUncategorizedHow To Do… The Egyptian TheatreCatching vintage films in a gilded movie palace that’s fit for a pharoahBy Elina Shatkin – August 28, 2013638ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOpened in 1922, a month before the excavation of King Tut’s tomb, the Egyptian Theatre was ground zero for Hollywood’s first red carpet premiere: Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks. On a moonlit evening the paintings of jackal-headed gods make the courtyard feel like a movie set. After falling on hard times, the complex was sold in 1996 for $1 to American Cinematheque, which presents vintage, foreign, and indie flicks. “We brought back the classics and we brought back the audience,” says Margot Gerber, who produces events and helps with programming. “There’s a generation of people who have never seen these movies on the big screen.” » 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.RelatedThe Movie Lover’s Guide to L.A.’s Classic TheatersAll Dolled Up Itching to dress like a bootlegger or a flapper? The theater’s 91st birthday shindig happens in October. Like superheroes? Try the Capetown festival in spring. From tiki and film noir celebrations to an impressive roster of filmmakers, actors, and behind-the-scenes craftspeople who drop in for post-screening Q&As, it’s a cinematic smorgasbord. Price Is RightTickets to all shows are $11, or $7 if you’re a Cinematheque member ($65 a year), which for the frequent moviegoer is a small price to pay for a front-row seat to film history. Wheel DealIf you don’t want to hunt for a metered street spot or shell out for a lot, try Hollywood & Highland two blocks west. With validation from most merchants you can stash your car for up to two hours for $2. Ear CandyThe sound quality is extraordinary. “It’s not substantiated by any scientific explanation, but I think it’s because much of the floor is made of wood,” explains Paul Rayton, the projectionist since 1999. “It gives a sort of resonance that makes the seats respond with a certain frequency. I call it the ‘Carnegie Hall effect.’ ” THE TRIPLE BILL ☛Drink: Pretend you’re a 1930s novelist slumming it in Hollywood as you knock back martinis at Musso & Frank. For a more modern vibe, Sadie offers sophisticated cocktails and a clubby, understated decor. ☛Eat: Skooby’s hot dogs are known for their snap, but if you want something more grown-up, grab a table at LoterÍa Grill for fiery cochinita pibil tacos and a high-octane margarita. ☛See: Tucked among what may be the country’s highest concentration of stores selling Lucite heels and garish suits, there’s Larry Edmunds Bookshop, where vintage books and movie posters fill a shop that’s a movie buff’s dream.Photographs courtesy shutterstock TAGSAmerican CinemathequeEgyptian TheatreHollywoodL.A CultureMoviesPrevious articleSalt AirNext articleRecipe: Torrijas Spanish Toast by Chef José AndrésElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres Are Permanently Shutting DownL.A. Movie Theaters Can Reopen Next Week—but Some Cinemas Aren’t Quite ReadyL.A. Hot Dog Landmark Pink’s Is Back Open for the First Time in Monthslast_img read more

‘The fallout has been all around me’: How becoming a doctor has taken a mental toll

first_img Earlier this year, I wrote about finding joy in medicine. Two doctors facetiously tweeted at me that they looked forward to an update after that first year had crushed me. “Losing joy” is an experience that is not uncommon.As Wallace said, “It is about simple awareness — awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, that we have to keep reminding ourselves, over and over: ‘This is water, this is water.’”This is our water — my profession needs to care for its people. We need to care for ourselves. But mostly, we need to look out for one another, to be there, in empathy and understanding. Support over survival. Be one another’s keeper. Mike Reddy for STAT By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu Sept. 19, 2016 Reprints @JenniferAdaeze Off the Charts‘The fallout has been all around me’: How becoming a doctor has taken a mental toll Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus About the Author Reprints Related: Related: Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu Tags depressiondoctorsHealth Disparitiesmedical school During my residency orientation at the Cambridge Health Alliance, I remember our program director telling us to look out for one another, to make sure that we psychiatry interns, all eight of us, had one another’s backs. Instinctively, I was worried — what did we need to protect one another from?But I knew.advertisement Columnist, Off the Charts Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu is a psychiatrist and a columnist for STAT. Here’s an idea that shouldn’t be radical: There can be joy in practicing medicine After successfully matching into the fellowship of her dreams, another friend told me that her terrible residency experience taught her how strong and confident she could be. She’s learned from the adversity and grown as a result of the challenges she faced, but I wonder, what was stolen from her in the process? I wonder how much more she could have blossomed as a physician if this growth was driven by support rather than survival.While interviewing for residency programs, I was repeatedly asked if I liked medical school — the grueling hours, the vast amounts of information I needed to have at my fingertips, the trial by fire when starting clinical work. My diplomatic answer: I was thankful for the opportunity but was happy I never had to do it again. It belied the dirty little secret that medicine is the best and worst thing that has happened to all of us — that we’ve survived the extremes of loneliness, anger, humiliation, or sadness because, “Hey, it’s OK. I’m going to be a doctor.”And now, as a first-year resident, I was being warned to keep an eye out for my colleagues — to become my co-intern’s keeper.This time, I told myself, I would get it right. Toward the end of my third year of medical school, a classmate tearfully confided her demolition at the hands of a cruel supervising physician. I told her it was OK, that it happened to all of us. I steeled myself against her sadness because it was too hard to think about the harsh realities of training. I’d lost my empathy to a plight that could very well have been my own.I was one of the young fish David Foster Wallace described in his commencement speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College. When asked by an older fish, “How’s the water?” the young fish wondered, “What the hell is water?”The young fish can’t see beyond their circumstances to appreciate the bigger picture. When it comes to our training, I was the next in a long line of physicians that would struggle to see what’s normal and healthy, and what is not. We don’t see that we are all in this mess together, and we deny ourselves the chance to see the pain for what it is, because we’ve collectively accepted it as part of being tough, being clinical. Being a doctor.In chronicling her long battle with brain cancer, the late writer Alison Piepmeier reflected on her experience in hospice care and asked: “How can I exist in this place, where I’m so grateful and so sad?” It’s the perfect articulation of a question I’ve wrestled with in one form or another every day for past 10 years as I progressed from a premedical student to a newly minted MD.While the medical profession can adopt policies to reduce the incidence of depression, I think, all of us, as members of a community, must take ownership of our collective mental health. Practicing medicine is a rare privilege that requires discipline, dedication, and sacrifice.Yet those traits are often incompatible with our social and emotional needs as human beings, and when we’ve reached our brink, it challenges that decision to heed the call. A few months ago, a friend and fellow resident in another program told me that after a long and stressful day at work she had to pull over on the highway because she couldn’t fight back the overwhelming urge to cry and didn’t want to drive at the same time.Nearly 400 physicians die by suicide each year. As the medical profession starts to look closely at burnout and depression among its ranks, the signs, the symptoms, the fallout have been all around me. I’ve spent the past few weeks tracing my own path to physicianhood, and diving into its toll on my well-being.advertisement [email protected] last_img read more

Wealthsimple raises $114 million in financing round

first_img Toronto-based Wealthsimple Inc. has raised another $114 million in financing on a valuation of $1.4 billion, making the Canadian start-up a tech “unicorn.”“Our growth over the past six years shows how ready Canadians, and especially younger Canadians, are for a new model of financial services designed around their needs,” said Mike Katchen, co-founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, in a release. Providing funding and inspiration for Black entrepreneurs Keywords Fintech,  Robo-advisors,  Venture capitalCompanies Wealthsimple Inc. The financing was led by TCV, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based equity investor, alongside other U.S.-based venture fund companies such as Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Two Sigma Ventures Investments, and an existing investor, Munich-based Allianz X. David Yuan, general partner at TCV, will join Wealthsimple’s board of directors.“There’s still so much room to grow, and to have investors of this caliber join us is an incredible vote of confidence in both our mission and our ability to deliver on it,” Katchen said.TCV has previously invested in tech giants Facebook, Netflix and Spotify. In a separate release, Montreal-based Power Corporation of Canada, which owns a majority stake in Wealthsimple, said the new investors would receive an ownership interest of 7.5% in the fintech. As a result, Power now holds a controlling interest of 61.7% of Wealthsimple, down from the 70.1% interest it held prior to the new round of financing.With the new financing, Wealthsimple is valued at $1.5 billion. Wealthsimple raising $750 million in latest financing deal, valuation hits $5 billion Estateably expands to Alberta Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news 123RFlast_img read more

Ice in motion: Satellites capture changes to polar regions

first_imgCU Boulder’s Devon Dunmire spoke at the briefing about her own search for liquid water lakes hidden below the surface of Antarctica—features that, she said, could have huge influences on the future of polar ice sheets. “Meltwater impacts ice shelf stability but we don’t necessarily know the distribution of all meltwater across Antarctica because some is located beneath the surface in subsurface lakes,” said Dunmire, a graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. “We won’t have a complete grasp on how meltwater impacts Antarctic ice shelves until we understand the volume and location of subsurface lakes.”Watch a recording of the media briefing here.Other research highlighted at the media briefing included a series of images that illustrate the dramatic changes of Alaska’s glaciers and could warn of future retreat of the Hubbard Glacier. Over Greenland, different satellite records show a speed-up of glacial retreat starting in 2000, as well as meltwater ponds spreading to higher elevations in the last decade, which could potentially speed up ice flow. The Landsat satellites have provided the longest continuous record of Earth from space. But it doesn’t always take decades worth of data to study polar features—sometimes just a year or two will provide insights. The Antarctic ice sheet experiences surface melt, but there are also lakes several meters below the surface, insulated by layers of snow. To see where these subsurface lakes are, Dunmire used microwave radar images from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite. Snow and ice are basically invisible to microwave radiation, but liquid water strongly absorbs it.Dunmire’s new study, presented at the AGU meeting, found lakes dotting the George VI and Wilkins ice shelves near the Antarctic Peninsula—even a few that remained liquid throughout the winter months. These hidden lakes might be more common than scientists had thought, she said, noting that she is continuing to look for similar features across the continent’s ice shelves.For more information on Landsat and the upcoming Landsat 9 mission, visit: nasa.gov/landsat or usgs.gov/landsat. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail This story was adapted from one published by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Read the original version here.New time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space—some spanning nearly 50 years—are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet’s frozen regions are changing. At a media briefing Dec. 9 at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, scientists released new time series of images of Alaska, Greenland, and Antarctica using data from satellites including the NASA-U.S. Geological Survey Landsat missions. The loss of Antarctic ice as seen in Landsat images. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory) Published: Dec. 10, 2019 • By NASA A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet as seen from space in visible (left) and microwave (right) light. Two subsurface lakes show up as dark patches in the microwave images. (Credit: ESA) Categories:EnvironmentNews Headlineslast_img read more

Two Major Entertainment Events to Attract Visitors to Island

first_imgRelatedJamaica Welcomes 130 Passengers on New Flight from Canada RelatedMajor Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate RelatedJamaica Encouraged to Develop Health Tourism Industry FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment is looking to maximise the economic potential of the country’s cultural product, through the staging of two major entertainment events.The events, which will target locals as well as visitors to the island, are ‘90 Days of Summer’ and ‘Kingston in February’.To be held from mid-May to mid-August each year, ‘90 Days of Summer’ will further position Jamaica as a unique destination, distinguishing the island from other markets offering sun, sea and sand.“In capturing the brand essence of Jamaica, ‘90 Days of Summer’ will lend excitement and put a ribbon around the tourism product, providing news value, as well as a promotional and marketing hook,” said State Minister in the Ministry, Damion Crawford.He was speaking on Tuesday, July 2, in his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.Expected outcomes of this initiative include: increased visitor arrivals in off-peak period; increased tourism spend outside of single properties given the multiplier nature of entertainment events; increased coherence in the marketing and promotion of entertainment events (including sports, culinary/gastronomy etc.); and increased economic activities from entertainment events for local entrepreneurs.Meanwhile ‘Kingston in February’ will streamline the activities that are currently sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) during Reggae Month.Mr. Crawford said the aim is to attract more European tourists, who typically have longer stays on island and thereby substantially increase occupancy levels in Kingston during the period.“In fact, February 2013 saw Kingston experiencing for the third straight year, an average decline of 2.5 per cent to reach 15,698 visitors of a total of 166,010 stopover arrivals that month,” he stated.Kingston currently has an overall occupancy rate of 45 per cent during February.Contact: Latonya Lintoncenter_img Two Major Entertainment Events to Attract Visitors to Island TourismJuly 4, 2013Written by: Latonya Linton Advertisementslast_img read more

International Sport Conference in May

first_imgRelatedHIC Assists Athletes RelatedQueen’s Baton Relay Stops in Second City RelatedStunning CARIFTA Games Performance, Says Neita Headley Hundreds of persons are expected to attend the fourth staging of the Business of Sport International Conference on May 1 and 2 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.Themed: ‘Transform the Game’, the conference aims to change the perspective of sports as a leisurely past time, to a viable business that will significantly contribute to the national gross domestic product (GDP).The event is also in keeping with the Government’s National Sport Policy, which speaks to the need to “create a dynamic and enabling environment in which persons enjoy and excel in sport at all levels, while building strong bonds of unity in their communities and benefitting from the economic opportunities to be derived from sport”.Speaking with JIS News, Coordinator of the event, Winsome Young, said that “sport is a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide and Jamaica is the sporting capital of the world and persons are looking to Jamaica to lay the charge and capitalize on the economy of sport.”She informed that several influential public figures are expected to participate in the conference, including the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Hon. Ralph Gonsalves; Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley; Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna; Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites and President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Mike Fennel.The conference will last from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. For more information, persons may visit: www.thebusinessofsport.org . FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img International Sport Conference in May SportApril 23, 2014Written by: Shari-Ann Palmer Story HighlightsHundreds of persons are expected to attend the fourth staging of the Business of Sport International Conference on May 1 and 2.Themed: ‘Transform the Game’, the conference aims to change the perspective of sports as a leisurely past time, to a viable business.The event is also in keeping with the Government’s National Sport Policy. Advertisementslast_img read more

Iran set for app security crackdown

first_img Apps HomeAppsNews Iran set for app security crackdown Related Previous ArticleHuawei completes field trial of ‘5G’ air interfaceNext ArticleTelefonica looks beyond Hutch in UK – report Steve Costello Telegram dials in to video chat demand Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 MAY 2016 center_img Telegram joins App Store resistance Telegram updates app to boost user socialisation Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more The authorities in Iran have given messaging app makers twelve months to move data from local users to servers located in the country, prompting security and privacy concerns.According to Reuters, the decision came from the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, adding that the move is based on the “guidelines and concerns of the supreme leader”.It noted that app Telegram could be impacted “in particular”, due to its popularity – which results from its security credentials. Some services, such as Facebook and Twitter, have already been blocked.A recent report by human rights organisation Article19 said that Iran is currently working on a “National Internet Project”, which is intended to create a “local” network with content hosted within the country.“Given Iran’s record in violating its human rights commitments based on civil and political (including religious and ethnic) grounds, the development of projects such as the National Internet Project are especially concerning,” it continued.Reports late last year said that the Supreme Council of Cyberspace has seen its powers growing, as it became the sole authority for overseeing the internet in the country.Of course, Iran is not the first country to look to curb the influence of overseas messaging service providers, with security an oft-cited concern. India, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have all taken action at various points.A high profile case involving WhatsApp in Brazil is slightly different, in that while services were banned for a short period of time, this related to data requested as part of a specific court case, rather than blanket security. IranTelegramlast_img read more

Father’s anger at council after his family’s ‘miracle’ car crash escape

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Father’s anger at council after his family’s ‘miracle’ car crash escape Facebook Pinterest Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn WhatsApp A family of four had a lucky escape this morning when their jeep overturned on the Glen Road between Loughanure and Annagry due to slippery conditions.The mother, two daughters and son were on their way to school in Dungloe when the accident happened.The jeep went off the road and overturned just below the Donegal County Council storage quarry.The occupants escaped with minor injuries.Husband and father Conal O Gara says it is a very busy route that should be included in the Council’s gritting programme – he says his family has had a very lucky escape:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/conal1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladycenter_img By News Highland – January 29, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Pinterest Facebook Google+ Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Previous articleDonegal group says minister is wrong to declare windfarms safeNext articleStrabane Courthouse pinpointed for closure News Highland last_img read more

Two men arrested after €2 million worth of cannabis seized in Ballyshannon

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleJason Black’s K2 climb delayed as equipment is lost in avalancheNext articleProtestors gather in Glenties ahead of Enda Kenny visit admin Two men arrested after €2 million worth of cannabis seized in Ballyshannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Drugs worth at least 2 million euro have been seized by gardai in Ballyshannon.They seized 1,800 cannabis plants worth €1.4 million and 30 kilos of cannabis herb worth another €600,000 in a raid on a warehouse at Carrickboy, Ballyshannon.The drugs gang was growing the plants about 400 metres from the local garda station.Gardaí from Ballyshannon and Bundoran, assisted by the Regional Support Unit carried out the searches on Thursday afternoon when they discovered a large cannabis cultivation operation.Two Chinese men, aged 40 and 41 years, were arrested at THE scene and were detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station.The cannabis-growing “garden” was in an unoccupied warehouse on an industrial estate.A senior garda source said “It is the biggest haul of drugs in the area.”In recent years a number of cannabis-growing operations have been smashed by gardai in south Donegal and north Leitrim with hauls worth several million euro. Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegartycenter_img Twitter 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Pinterest Twitter Google+ By admin – July 24, 2015 Facebooklast_img read more

Community Solutions Leadership Fellowship

first_imgCommunity Solutions Leadership Fellowship Deadline: 27 October 2014Open to: community leaders, aged 25-38, from participating countriesFellowship: round-trip, visa, insurance, living allowanceDescriptionThe Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders. CSP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX. Selected candidates will participate in:a four month U.S. fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency;structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute; and,the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.Applicants must select ONE professional theme that he/she intends to focus on while in the U.S.:Transparency & Accountability,Tolerance & Conflict Resolution,Environmental Issues, Women & Gender Issues.The program timeline:May – June 2015: Pre-departure orientation and preparationLate July/Early August 2015: All participants depart their home countries for the U.S.December 2015: Participants return to their home countries and begin follow-on projectsJanuary-June 2016: Alumni complete follow-on projects in collaboration with U.S. hostsEligibilityCompetition for the Community Solutions Program is merit-based and open to community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, who are:From a participating country – see below (U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years are not eligible for this program)Currently living and working on a community project or initiative in his/her home country; and, has at least 2 years of professional experience in this capacity at the time of applicationAble to begin the program in the United States in 2015, and is committed to returning to his/her home country after completion of the programAble to receive a U.S. J-1 visaProficient in spoken and written English at the time of applicationParticipating countries:Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and ZimbabweEast Asia and the Pacific: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and VietnamEurope: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, and TurkeySouth and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and TurkmenistanNear East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/GazaWestern Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and TobagoFellowship J-1 visa supportRound-trip travel from participant’s home city to the U.S.Accident and sickness insuranceLiving Allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentalsApplicationApplication deadline is 11:59 AM EDT on Monday, October 27, 2014.Application must be submitted online only HERE. The application must include a current resume or curriculum vitae and one letter of recommendation from your employer, community organization, or professional peer in your field.Contact: [email protected] more information consult the official website HERE. Transparency International School on Integrity 2020 Share 0 One thought on “Community Solutions Leadership Fellowship” 2nd International Youth to Youth Summit in Krakow, Poland +1 Pocket hello.i,m Burundian who is interested by your great program.so won,t i apply among others?ok best wishes RU and Visual AIDS Curator Residency → October 10, 2014 Published by tatjana Log in to Reply on October 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm By MANIRAKIZA EMMANUEL says: Global Innovation Competition 2016 LinkedIn 0 Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet ← International Forum on Human Rights for Young Leaders Similar Stories last_img read more