Animation Shows Earnings of Biggest Movie Franchises of Last 20 Years

first_imgStay on target Bernie Sanders to Disney: Use ‘Avengers’ Profits to Pay Workers More’Avengers: Endgame’ Smashes Box Office Records As Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame passes Titanic to become the No. 2 movie ever worldwide, breaking opening weekend box office records, and earning almost $2.2 billion worldwide through its second weekend in theaters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has proven to be biggest movie franchise ever.There’s just something about those superheroes that wins overs moviegoers’ minds, hearts — and wallets.  And you can bet there will be more of these blockbusters from Marvel/Disney. But the MCU isn’t the only movie franchise that has reaped the rewards at the box office in the last 20 years.Reddit user /u/rebellious_scum captured North American box office sales for some of the biggest movie franchises over the last 20 years, starting from May 1999 (release of Star Wars: Episode 1) to April 2019, as reported by movie data website The Numbers, in a cool, mesmerizing animation.The animation also visualized daily ticket earnings for X-Men, The Fast and Furious, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies, which all started to rise up in the early 2000s.But according to the Visual Capitalist, the clear takeaway from the animation is “Marvel’s exponential earnings growth since it debuted with Iron Man in 2008.”As of April 4, the MCU franchise had earned (inflation-adjusted) revenue of $7.63 billion, which is almost double that of runner-up Star Wars. And that doesn’t yet take into account account data from the record-shattering April 26 release of Avengers: Endgame.Using the animation’s numbers, the Visual Capitalist further breaks down the average revenue per movie, with Star Wars and Middle-earth topping the list . Meanwhile, Marvel lands in third place, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean, the Wizarding World, and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).Marvel’s dominance at the box office can be boiled down to Disney/Marvel’s ability to produce movies at breakneck speed, according to Visual Capitalist. For example, in 12 years, Marvel Studios has produced 22 movies including Avengers: Endgame, while the James Bond franchise has produced 24 movies since its inception 57 years ago in 1962.More on Geek.com:Bernie Sanders to Disney: Use ‘Avengers’ Profits to Pay Workers MoreRami Malek Is Your Next ‘James Bond’ VillainDon’t Expect New Star Wars Movies After ‘Episode IX’last_img read more

Lost Chess Piece Found in Drawer Could Fetch 13M at Auction

first_img A long-lost chess piece missing for almost 200 years was unknowingly kept in a drawer by a family in Scotland, and now it could fetch up to $1.3 million in an upcoming auction.The chess piece was purchased for $6 (£5) by the family’s grandfather, an antiques dealer, in 1964. Stored in a drawer for 55 years, the piece could now fetch up to $1.3 million (£1 million) at auction after the late owner’s family took it to Sotheby’s auction house in London for assessment.Family members had no idea that the object — one of the 900-year-old Lewis Chessmen — is one of the most famous chess pieces in the world, and among the greatest artifacts of the Viking area.(Photo Credit: Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for Sotheby’s)The Lewis Chessmen are intricate, expressive chess pieces in the form of Norse warriors, carved from walrus ivory in the 12th century.A hoard of 93 chess figures was dug up on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides more than 180 years ago, but five pieces have been missing for years.The 3 1/2-inch (8.8-centimeter) piece, which will be auctioned July 2, the equivalent of a rook, is the first of the missing chessmen to be identified. It was passed down to the family of the antiques dealer, who did not realize its significance.The Lewis Chessmen are among the biggest draws at the British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, according to BBC News. They are seen as an “important symbol of European civilization” and have inspired everything from children’s show Noggin The Nog to part of the plot in Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.“My mother was very fond of the Chessman as she admired its intricacy and quirkiness,” the family, who wished to remain anonymous, said in a statement obtained by the BBC. “She believed that it was special and thought perhaps it could even have had some magical significance.”“For many years it resided in a drawer in her home where it had been carefully wrapped in a small bag. From time to time, she would remove the chess piece from the drawer in order to appreciate its uniqueness.”Sotheby’s expert Alexander Kader, who examined the piece for the family, said his “jaw dropped” when he realized what they had in their possession.The Lewis Chessmen set includes seated kings and queens, bishops, knights and standing warders and pawns. Some 82 pieces are now in the British Museum and 11 pieces held by the National Museum of Scotland.From the British Museum’s collection: Five of the Lewis Chessmen, ivory chess pieces from a collection of 93 found at Uig on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. (Photo Credit: CM Dixon / Print Collector / Getty Images)Since the hoard was uncovered in 1831, one knight and four warders have been missing from the four combined chess sets.The newly-discovered piece is a warder, a man with helmet, shield and sword and the equivalent of a rook on a modern chess board, which “has immense character and power.”“There are still four out there somewhere. It might take another 150 years for another one to pop up,” Kader told the Independent.Kader estimates the warder could fetch up to $1.3 million (£1 million) when it goes up for auction next month at Sotheby’s. “We can safely say that a million pounds will transform the seller’s life.”He added: “There are still four out there somewhere. It might take another 150 years for another one to pop up.”More on Geek.com:Rare Apple-1 Computer Goes Up for Auction, Could Fetch Up to $650,000Instruction Manual Used for Apollo 11 Moon Landing Is Up for Auction‘Miracle’ Coin That Saved WWI Soldier’s Life When It Deflected a Bullet Goes Up for Auction Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KRare, ‘Legendary’ 1894 Dime Could Fetch More Than $1 Million… Stay on targetlast_img read more

This Game of Thrones Star Predicted How the Series Would End in

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target Some fans are still puzzled over the Game of Thrones finale, however, Finn Jones, the actor who played Ser Loras Tyrell on the series, predicted the show’s mind-bending ending back in 2015.Jones reportedly discussed many ending plots four years ago, including the Iron Throne’s fate, People.com reported. The actor spoke about what he wished for in his last scenes and who he thought would help rebuild Westeros on Game of Thrones in a 2015 interview with Vulture.“You need to get rid of that Throne. That’s what I’d like to see at the end of the series, but that’s very utopian,” Jones told Vulture in the interview. “We’ll see.”Jones also hoped that Bran Stark would rebuild the seven kingdoms by the end of the series, and perhaps work with a small council that would include Tyrion Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, and some of the Tyrells.“My hope for Westeros is that Bran [Stark] dissolves the Iron Throne; he gives the power back to the individual realms. Him, his Small Council, which would be Brienne, Tyrion [Lannister], and maybe some of the Tyrells, because I’m biased,” Jones explained. “But they will try to keep the peace, after this devastating war has struck Westeros and killed a lot of people.”On what would happen to his own character, Jones said “Even if Loras [Tyrell] is imprisoned, I would like to see him get disfigured by the Sparrows, the same way he gets disfigured at Dragonstone with the boiling oil. I think that would be really interesting, because the only thing he has left are his looks and his ostentatiousness. And that’s been stripped from him.”Even though Jones’ character perished when the Great Sept of Baelor was destroyed, his predictions about the Game of Thrones finale were almost accurate: The Iron Throne is destroyed by one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons after she is killed by Jon Snow and Bran Stark becomes the new ruler of the “six” kingdoms, with the assistance of a helpful squad including Brienne of Tarth and Tyrion Lannister. So, not a bad way to conclude the series that ran for almost a decade.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Raise More Than $125K for Casts’ Charities Sophie Turner Shocked By ‘Game of Thrones’ Spoiler in Season 1 Poster ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Says Twist Ending Was George R.R. Martin’s Idealast_img read more

The Dream of the 90s Is Alive in Blockbuster The Game

first_imgStay on target Lone Blockbuster Store Still Standing in Oregon25 Wii U game titles leak via Blockbuster Bring the good times home again with Blockbuster: The Game.The cornball party game transports players back to the golden age of video rentals, when Saturday nights meant walls of new releases, shelves of candy, and arguments over whether to choose a rom-com or thriller.“Blockbuster is a movie game for anyone who has seen a movie,” according to manufacturer Big Potato Games. “And like all the best films, it comes in two parts.”First is the Movie Buzzer Battle: Both teams are given a topic (like “movies with dogs”), and players each have 15 seconds to yell out a relevant title (Homeward Bound!), then reset the timer. Continue back and forth (All Dogs Go to Heaven! Oliver & Company!) until the clock runs out.Whoever runs out of time hands the advantage to the other team, who take control for the next round: Triple Charades Jeopardy.A member of the winning team picks six movie cards, strategically keeps three, then passes the rest to their competitor. In three stages, the player must coax their teammates to guess the film via one word, a quote, and a pantomime.“Get your three movies correct and you move onto the other team’s. Collect as many movie cards in round two as you can,” the Big Potato product page said. “The first team to finally collect a movie in all eight genres wins.”Conveniently packaged in a classic Blockbuster VHS box, the game comes with 200 classic movie and 60 category cards, as well as a replica parking lot/game board, on which to place a miniature version of the famous blue-and-yellow sign.The first team to collect a movie in all eight genres—drama, comedy, animation, sci-fi/fantasy, horror, action—wins (via Big Potato Games)Pick up Blockbuster: The Game from America’s favorite retailer Target—available for $19.99. And don’t forget to check your local games shop for a copy of the wistful title.“It’s an all-out race to collect a film from every genre and be crowned the new Blockbuster big-shots,” Target’s website said. “You’ll want to clear a space on your top 10 family party games—this is one that’s sure to bring the entertainment home again and again.”While the Blockbuster brand is mostly retired (from our lexicon, but not from our hearts), one store remains—in Bend, Ore.Continue your trip down memory lane with Geek’s list of 8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Old Sci-Fi Flicks.More on Geek.com:PS4 Hits Turn Tabletop With ‘God of War,’ ‘Bloodborne’ Board Games‘Kingdom Hearts’ Board Game Is Vital CanonDeepMind’s AI Can Now Beat Humans at More Board Gameslast_img read more

Bethesda Has Doom Eternal and Some Other E3 2019 Games We Guess

first_imgStay on target Watch: Marvel and Square Enix’s ‘Avengers’ Gameplay Still Creeps Us OutPlay These E3 2019 Video Games Right Now It’s not that Bethesda doesn’t have cool new video games to show. It’s just when the publisher tries to fill an entire E3 press conference with its upcoming lineup, things start to feel a little bit like filler. And that’s before the constant cheering interruptions. Before you ask, no, we didn’t hear anything about Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6 aside from Todd’s confirmation that they still exist.Instead, we got updates on already released games like new content for The Elder Scrolls Online and Elder Scrolls Legends. Rage 2 got a Too Many Cooks-style parody sitcom trailer to showcase new weapons, enemies, and cheat codes. On the mobile game front, deep cut Id Software throwback Commander Keen is returning as a cute but unfortunately free-to-play game. And Elder Scrolls Blades is coming to Nintendo Switch, which is cool but perhaps a little redundant considering you can already play Skyrim on that device.The Bethesda game most in need of an update though is Fallout 76 which launched last year in very rough shape. It’s weird to even say this, but the Wastelanders update brings back NPC quests and dialogue options and this was treated like a huge deal, not the game being brought up to the standard it should’ve been all along. At least it’s free. The game is also getting a battle royale mode, Nuclear Winter, because hey why not?When it comes to big console games though Bethesda’s future does look pretty bright. In just a few weeks we’ll get to slay Nazis in the 1980s as B.J.’s twin daughters, the stars of Wolfenstein Youngblood. Also on July 26 Wolfenstein Cyberpilot brings the series to VR. We didn’t see gameplay of GhostWire Tokyo from Tango Gameworks or Deathloop from Arkane. But both trailers impressed with their creepy Japanese ghost vanishing and stylish 1960s time repeats, respectively. For more on E3 check out what Microsoft said about the next Xbox and watch these trailers. But really the reason to stick around with this Bethesda show was to see new gameplay of Doom Eternal. This religious experiences sees the Doom Slayer fighting demons through Hell, Mars, Earth, and maybe even Heaven itself? It looks great. Even the multiplayer seems worthwhile this time. In this asymmetrical fight, two wily demons take on one powerful slayer. Doom Eternal launches November 22. And if you haven’t played the first one you’ll be able to stream it soon through Bethesda’s new Orion technology.last_img read more

NASAs Webb Telescope One Step Closer to Completion

first_imgStay on target NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Gets Assembled in CaliforniaNASA Observes Mysterious Galactic ‘Jellyfish’ in Deep Space NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is one step closer to liftoff.Late last month, the spacecraft cleared another critical testing milestone by surviving its final thermal vacuum evaluation.Locked inside a thermal vacuum chamber (from which the atmosphere has been drained), the device is exposed to a wide range of hot and cold temperatures—a glacial -235℉ to a sweltering 215℉.These trials help ensure that the telescope’s hardware functions in outer space, and can withstand anticipated extreme climate fluctuations on its mission.Technicians and engineers take special precautions when preparing and transporting Webb’s spacecraft element (via Northrop Grumman)One half of the Webb observatory, featuring the telescope and science instruments, successfully completed its testing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center last year.The second half—consisting of flight controls and a tennis-court-sized sunshield—was recently put through its paces at lead industrial partner Northrop Grumman’s LA facility.“The teams from Northrop Grumman and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center are to be commended for … dedicating long hours to get where we are now,” Jeanne Davis, James Webb Space Telescope program manager, said in a statement. “This incredible accomplishment paves the way for the next major milestone.”Which is to join both halves of Webb to form a fully assembled observatory, and complete a final round of deployments, testing, and evaluation before—fingers crossed—an official launch.Webb’s spacecraft is lifted into the thermal vacuum chamber for environmental testing (via Northrop Grumman)NASA originally planned to send the telescope to space as early as 2007, but various setbacks and human errors delayed the project more than a decade.The James Webb Space Telescope is now scheduled for liftoff in March 2021. As the world’s premier space science observatory, it carries a lot of expectations.“Webb will solve mysteries in our Solar System, look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and probe the mysterious structures and origins of our Universe and our place in it,” according to NASA.It will eventually replace the nearly three-decade-old Hubble.More on Geek.com:Hubble Space Telescope Should Last At Least 5 More YearsHubble Telescope Supports Evidence of Distant ExomoonNASA Telescope, Oscar Trophy Tech Attracts Starslast_img read more

Paper Mateo Kovacic set for Chelsea loan move

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is set to shortly complete a shock loan move to Chelsea, reports MarcaThe Croatia international has grown frustrated with his role at Los Galacticos over the past three years following his €29m arrival from Inter Milan and has seen the majority of his appearances coming from the bench.Due to this, Kovacic has been keen to seek a move away from Real but has been made to wait for new coach Julen Lopetegui’s decision as he prepares the squad for his first campaign in charge.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The former Spain boss had in fact stated earlier today that Kovacic was doing well in pre-season training at the club’s US tour and denied reports of a strike by the player in order to force through a move.But now the 24-year-old appears to finally have got his wish and a move to Chelsea is expected to be announced within the next few hours after a deal was struck early on Tuesday.Kovacic has managed 109 appearances in all competitions for Real, but has only been able to find the back of the net three times.last_img read more

PHOTOS Scenes From The Wilmington Farmers Market

first_img Hannah’s Herbals Beads By Barbara Purple Carrot Bread Children’s Craft Table Polish Prince Pierogi WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market held its second ever Winter Market on Sunday, December 2 at the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street). Below are some scenes from the Market. Click on each image for a larger view. Bee Balm Co. Sweet Lydia’s Susan Anton LMT Wilmington Figure Skating Club Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Scenes From The Wilmington Farmers MarketIn “Photo of the Day”SAVE THE DATE: Wilmington Methodist Church’s Annual Harvest & Holly Fair Set For October 26In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community” Juicebox Diva Arrowhead Farm Rustic Life Farm Soap Seafood Expresslast_img read more

HSBC Underweight on Sensex to Return to Dalal Street Only After 10

first_imgHSBC has cut the outlook for Indian stocks to ‘underweight’ from overweight earlier, saying that the market is likely to more downside due to poor corporate earnings, limited scope for rate cuts and significant negative impact from El Nino conditions.The bank sees huge scope for capital outflows from the country, as foreign investors buying of domestic equities looks stretched.”India remains one of the most over-owned markets in Asia, but earnings growth is slowing and there is little room for further rate cuts,” HSBC said on Wednesday in a note  to Reuters.The investment bank chooses to stay away from the markets at current levels and looks to re-enter the markets if they decline by another 10 percent.The Indian stock markets have been trading highly volatile for the past few sessions on controversy over the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on overseas investors. The government has asked them to pay MAT on long-term capital gains from equities earned previously.The bank sees no sign of rebound in India’s capex cycle and says the country has recorded the highest number of earnings downgrades in the region.”For earnings expectations to recover on a sustainable basis, they would need to see a recovery in the capex cycle and credit growth, but that is not visible yet. While reforms have been put in place, it might take some time before they impact corporate earnings,” HSBC told The Economic Times.Easing inflation and subdued growth may offer little scope for rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its next review meeting in June, but the bank sees little room for rate cuts from next year.”Rate cuts beyond 2015 and in the run up to RBI’s inflation target of 4% in early 2018 will depend on the government’s structural reforms. If they are coming, there could be further space to cut. But if not, the RBI may just have to sit tight,” said Devendra Joshi and Herald van der Linde, analysts at HSBC.Absence of rate cuts will provide little liquidity to the corporates weighing on the economic growth in the country.Lack of investments has led to companies reporting lacklustre earnings in the last fiscal year, with 396 companies showing a fall in revenue by 7 percent and profit by 6 percent on yearly basis, Firstpost reported citing a research note by SBI.Besides, the bank is concerned about the adverse impact of El Nino phenomenon on monsoon rainfall. El Nino may lead to poor monsoon rainfall during June-September, resulting in causing more damage to the agriculture sector, which is already hit by unseasonal rains.A second consecutive year of deficient monsoon rainfall would deepen the rural distress, in turn reducing the rural demand.last_img read more

Lawsuit over Voter Suppression Suspicious Packages Mailed to Clinton Obama CNN And

first_img Share Wednesday, October 24, 2018Top afternoon stories:Lawsuit against Waller County over alleged voter suppressionStudents at Prairie View A&M University have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Waller County is suppressing the voting rights of its black residents.The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed the lawsuit in Houston on Monday on behalf of a group of five students. The lawsuit argues the county is violating the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution by not providing early voting locations on campus or in the city of Prairie View during the first week of early voting, which began on Monday. “The plaintiffs at Prairie View A&M, which is a predominately black school, are alleging that the county is not providing the same access to early voting on campus as it is in other parts of the county which are predominately white,” Teddy Rave, George Butler Research Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, told Houston Matters.During the second week of early voting, Waller County will have polls open Monday through Friday in Prairie View at two different locations. But one of the locations is off-campus and not easily accessible to students, according to the lawsuit.Rave told Houston Matters that for this particular case the strongest claim is the violation of the Voting Rights Act.When Houston Matters contacted Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis’s office, they directed us to a statement on their Facebook page from yesterday:Evan Vucci/APHillary Clinton and Barack Obama.“Suspicious packages” mailed to Clinton, Obama and CNNAt least five suspicious packages containing what the FBI called potentially destructive devices have been sent since Monday to several leading Democratic Party figures and to CNN in New York, triggering a massive investigation.Some of the devices “appear to be pipe bombs,” John Miller, New York Police Department deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said at a news conference Wednesday.“The packages are similar in appearance,” the FBI stated, “and contain potentially destructive devices.”They were addressed to George Soros, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former CIA Director John Brennan (care of CNN) and former Attorney General Eric Holder. All bore the return address of the office of U.S. Rep. and former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.The packages were in manila envelopes with bubble-wrap interior, and the FBI says it is “possible that additional packages were mailed to other locations.”Southeast Texas Regional Advisory CouncilCaptain Amy Taylor, with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Symposium analyzes recent emergency situations in TexasOfficials with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management are participating this week in a symposium on health care preparedness that will analyze emergency situations that have impacted Texas, such as Hurricane Harvey and the shooting at Santa Fe High School.The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) are hosting the three-day symposium, which started Wednesday and is taking place at the Galveston Island Convention Center.More than 400 health care professionals, first-responders, emergency managers and government officials will attend the three-day event, which will focus on experiences and lessons learned from recent natural disasters and mass casualty incidents.Besides Harvey and the Santa Fe shooting, Hurricane Maria and the Las Vegas shooting, as well as the Washington, D.C. Amtrak derailment, the Thailand cave rescue and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), will be other topics discussed and analyzed at the event.last_img read more

Time is Now for Md Second Chance Act

first_imgDel. Jill P. Carter (D) and Sen. Christopher Shank (R) . (Courtesy Photos)The Maryland General Assembly is on the precipice of passing stronger shielding protections for persons with misdemeanor criminal records. Sen. Christopher Shank (R) and Del. Jill P. Carter (D) shared this news with an audience during a recent forum on shielding and expungement protections.At the forum, “How Long Is Too Long,” held at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Jan. 12, a panel of experts, including Shank and Carter, discussed the pros and cons of shielding and expungement protections for persons with criminal convictions. Shielding laws hide past criminal convictions from persons conducting background checks, while expungement wipes the convictions from their record.The Maryland Second Chance Act, which would shield certain misdemeanor criminal convictions from background checks after a specified period, comes before the legislature this session. Shank and Carter expressed optimism about its passage in the 2015 General Assembly.Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, spoke at the forum about the consequences of a criminal conviction that go beyond any court ordered sentence. “When the judge says, ‘I’m sentencing you to do five years in prison,’ he or she doesn’t say that I’m going to limit your right to receive public benefits, or live in public housing, or your right to vote for periods of time, or anything like that. Nobody in the courtroom talks about that, but that in fact is what’s happening,” Mauer said.Mauer called these consequences a “life-long sentence,” and noted that communities of color and the poor are disproportionately affected.Shank said, explaining his support for the Second Chance Act, we have to rethink our approaches to criminal justice, citing high costs to the state with limited results. “We spend over a billion dollars a year [on corrections in Maryland]. That is a lot of money. That is more money than we spend on higher education in this state, it’s crowding out a lot of other spending, and our recidivism rate is still hovering around 40 to 45 percent in this state. So if I am true to my [fiscal conservative] principles . . . I would say that continuing to spend a billion dollars and then seeing this rate of recidivism means that we should be doing some things a little bit differently,” Shank said.Shank said a study showed that the risk a convicted person will commit certain crimes again matches the risk of the general population after a certain amount of time. He said this information drives his support for shielding protections for those crimes after an allotted period.Carter said while the General Assembly prides itself for being a progressive institution, it has not been progressive on criminal justice matters. This is why she believes it is important to support an incremental change – like the one the Second Chance Act represents – when one might prefer a bill, for example, that did not require a waiting period before records eligible for shielding or expungement.“We’re talking about a legislature that still has not allowed persons to expunge non-convictions [arrests not resulting in convictions]. Given that, I think we have to push forward very forcefully, but I think we have to consider some kind of a wait-period. I know how far we have been from expanding expungement and how difficult it’s been to even get [the Second Chance Act] passed, which [shields] minor, misdemeanor convictions, of little to no consequence that really probably shouldn’t be convictions that bar people from opportunities anyway,” said Carter.last_img read more

Wyatt Receives Preseason AllAmerica Second Team Recognition

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior first baseman Logan Wyatt was named Monday to Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s preseason All-America Second Team. The announcement marked the first preseason All-America team for the 2019 season.Wyatt was a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-America Third Team honoree as a sophomore in 2018 after hitting .339 with six home runs, 69 RBIs, 22 doubles, 63 walks, 51 runs scored, .559 slugging percentage and .490 on-base percentage. The Louisville native ranked third in the NCAA in walks, 15th in on-base percentage, 17th in RBIs and 18th in doubles while leading the Cardinals to their 11th NCAA Championship berth in the last 12 seasons. In addition to his All-America honor, Wyatt was also an All-ACC First Team selection last season and was named to the 2018 NCAA All-Lubbock Regional Team.The Cardinals are scheduled to open the 2019 season against UConn with a three-game series on Feb. 15-17 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. Louisville’s home-opener at Jim Patterson Stadium is set for Feb. 20 at 3 p.m., ET against Eastern Kentucky. 2019 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-Americans Story Links 2019 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETSAfter one season of ticketed admission for all home games, the Cardinals are giving free admission back to the fans in 2019. Louisville’s 15 ACC games as well as non-conference games against UK and Vanderbilt will be ticketed events at Jim Patterson Stadium. All other non-conference matchups, including games against Ole Miss, Western Kentucky and Xavier, will have free admission.The 2019 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2019 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets. FOLLOWING THE CARDINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIAFans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter at @UofLBaseball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulbaseball. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Joint Forum of Trade Unions announce series of agitations over tea workers

first_imgDarjeeling: The Joint Forum of Trade Unions of West Bengal announced a series of agitation programmes, in demand of the implementation of minimum wages in the tea industry of the state.A meeting of the Joint Forum resolved that on June 27 and 28, memorandums will be given to District Magistrates, Superintendent of Police and GTA chairman, with the demand of implementation of minimum wages in the tea gardens.One June 24, the Joint Forum will hold a public meeting at Mirik, to address various issues including minimum wages, land documents for tea garden workers and the Margaret’s Hope incident of June 25, 1955, which is commemorated as martyr’s day. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIncidentally on June 25, 1955, ajoint movement had been called by the trade unions of All India GorkhaLeague and undivided CPI at Margaret’s Hope Tea Garden, 24 km from Darjeeling.On that day, workers had assembled in Margaret’s Hope Tea Garden, to submit a 14 point charter of demands.A scuffle had taken place between the management and the workers and in the police firing that ensued, 6 people died and many were injured.The ones who were killed were Amrit Maya Kamini (18), Moulik Sobha Raini (23), Kancha Sunwar (22), Padam Bahadur Kami (25), Jitman Tamang (45) and Kaley Limbu (14). Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”On June 25, martyr’s day will be observed by all tea garden workers in Darjeeling, Terai and Dooars, before work in the garden commences,” stated Zia Ul Alam, convenor.On July 2, 3, 4 and 5, gate meetings and demonstrations will be held in front of all the 87 tea gardens in the Hills.”We feel that the government will pay heed to our just demand and implement minimum wages at the earliest. If the above programme fails to yield the desired results, then we will chalk out our future course of action. We appeal for support from one and all for our cause. Our agitation will be peaceful and democratic,” stated Alam.At present, workers are getting a daily wage of Rs 160. In 2015, a tripartite agreement was signed between operating trade unions, management of gardens and the state government, stating that minimum wages would be implemented. Recently, Rs 17.50 was given as interim hike to the daily wages.last_img read more

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