‘Black Panther 2’ Will Not Use CGI Double for Chadwick Boseman

first_imgBoseman died in August at age 43 after a private struggle with colon cancer. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV,” a statement shared via Twitter at the time read. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Intent on finding another way to honor him. Chadwick Boseman will not appear in Black Panther 2 in the form of a CGI double following his death.“No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” Victoria Alonso, who is an executive producer at Marvel Studios, told Argentinian newspaper Clarin, per The Wrap. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”‘Black Panther 2’ Will Not Use a CGI Double for Chadwick Boseman Following His DeathChadwick Boseman as T’Challa in “Black Panther.” Marvel/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock- Advertisement –center_img Nevertheless, Alonso hopes to pay tribute to the late actor’s legacy and the franchise he helped create. “Because Chadwick was not only a wonder of a human being every day for the five years that we spent together, but it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevated us as a company and has left his moment in history,” she said. “I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and you say, ‘Well, it was a long time.’ But it is not a long time. We have to think carefully about what we are going to do and how and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.”Marvel confirmed a Black Panther sequel was in the works in August 2019. Filming had not yet begun at the time of Boseman’s death.The 42 star made his debut as T’Challa in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and went on to reprise the role in 2018’s Black Panther, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ex-3SC Chairman is dead

first_imgRelatedPosts Oyo to broadcast live all 3SC matches, Sports Commissioner says I will transform 3SC to become Nigeria’s best football club, Gov. Makinde pledges Oyo in crucial meeting with stakeholders over future of 3SC Bode Oyewole, a former Chairman of the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan, is dead.The wife of the deceased, Bose, confirmed news of his death to journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan. She said Oyewole, who was well known as Elder Bode Oyewole, died on Tuesday morning during a brief illness.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased also served as Chief Press Secretary to a former Oyo State Governor, the late Kolapo Ishola.He was a former Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State Council.The late Oyewole was Chairman when 3SC won two titles in 1998: Nigerian first division league title and West African Football Union Cup.Tags: Bode OyewoleShooting Stars Sports Clublast_img read more

Jacksonville University call it quits; Dolphins to discontinue Division I program

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Written By Colin DCunha Also Read | Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson And Kevin Hart Voice Opinion On Colin Kaepernick’s NFL SituationFurther proof of the Jacksonville University’s decision to call time on their Division I program is the fact that they averaged 1,807 fans over six home games – the second-lowest attendance average in the league and the sixth-lowest in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). However, the university did provide some respite on the back of this major decision. Jacksonville University is offering full-tuition scholarships to every football player who chooses to stay at the school until graduation. The university also will honour the contracts of all football coaches and assist in their job searches after deciding to scrap the Dolphins’ football program. Also Read | Seattle Seahawks Players Show Off Uber-cool Dance Moves Celebrating Win Vs Vikings SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 4th December, 2019 12:46 IST FOLLOW US The Jacksonville University Dolphins have called time on their footballing conquests, the university announced on Tuesday, December 3. The university has decided to discontinue its Division I program, effective immediately. Speaking after the announcement, Jacksonville University said that it spent more than a year evaluating its athletic department and exploring ways to position itself for long-term growth and success. However, shutting down its Division I program seemed like the best avenue after consultation with “experienced, independent consultants” who conducted a “data-driven evaluation” of the feasibility of investing in a Division I athletics program. Also Read | Arizona Cardinals Player Josh Shaw Bet Against His OWN Team And Lost, Suspended By NFLJacksonville University lay out the reasons for their decisionThe Jacksonville Dolphins have played in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League since 1998. Interestingly, they finished the 2019 season 3-9 overall and 1-7 in conference action. Jacksonville University Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert said that shutting down the football program stood out as the best path forward for Jacksonville athletics as a whole. He continued by saying that after detailed research, it was clear that the resources required to support the football program at the university outweigh the benefits to the overall athletics department and the university itself. Also Read | Bobby Wagner Issues Rallying Cry To Seattle Seahawks Fans After Win Against Vikings COMMENT Last Updated: 4th December, 2019 12:46 IST Jacksonville University Call It Quits; Dolphins To Discontinue Division I Program The Jacksonville University Dolphins have announced that they will discontinue their Division I program effective immediately, citing lack of feasibility.last_img read more

Tough-talking Kofi Boakye tasked to clear GFA rot

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association has tasked tough-talking Police commissioner Kofi Boakye to deal with a bribery scandal involving more than 70 referees and several officials.In a statement signed by the Association’s General Secretary Isaac Addo assured the public, COP Kofi Boakye who is Chairman of the Ethics Committee will have a free hand to deal with rot that has sunk the GFA to its lowest ebb in history.COP Kofi Boakye who is the Director-General of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) has a fearsome reputation among criminals and enjoys adulation from wide sections of society.The GFA said it will “embrace any decision” the Ethics Committee will take during its investigations.The FA also announced it has dissolved the Referees Appointment Committee even as the government also takes steps to dissolve the entire association. The FA whose president Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned last Friday has also set up a five-member team to meet the government for “reform” talks.The 8-point statement becomes the first step the shocked FA is taking to respond to a reputation crisis which has turned the nation against organisers of a game that is deemed Ghana’s number one passion.  PRESS RELEASEThe Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) met on June 8, 2018 and decided as follows:1. All Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 shall step aside from their positions and steer away from all football related activities with immediate effect. 2. The conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process.3. The GFA shall not interfere in the works of the Ethics Committee and shall embrace any decision that the Ethics Committee may come out with.4. That the Referees Appointment Committee has been dissolved.5. That all the competitions of the GFA have temporary been put on hold.6. That a five member team comprising of Messrs Kweku Eyiah (Leader), Benjamin Nab Eyison, Kurt Okraku (Spokesperson), Isaac Addo and Samuel Opoku Nti has been tasked to meet Government for a resolution of the current impasse as well as draw up a program for lasting reforms.7. The GFA shall soon come out with a road map for the elections of a substantive President in accordance with its Statutes. 8. That the GFA wishes to assure the general public that it shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in the beautiful game. In this respect as a first step, the GFA wishes to offer its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stake holders.SIGNED ISAAC ADDOGENERAL SECRETARYlast_img read more

Dodger fans welcome Gavin Lux to the postseason after historic HR in NLDS opener

first_img[email protected] is the youngest @Dodgers player to homer in #postseason history.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 4, 2019 Gavin Lux just homered in his first post season at bat !!!!!The kid is 21 😂— Dodgers Talk (@LaDodgersTalk) October 4, 2019 Gavin Lux – Home Run! The future has arrived. Congrats, Dodgers.— Michael McGreevey (@mcgreeves) October 4, 2019 How sweet is the fact that @TheRealGavinLux first home run at Dodgers Stadium was the team’s first home run of the post season, in front of 53,000 hype fans? 💙— Hannah Lee (@bananadeehannah) October 4, 2019 Stage fright for the rook? Nah. pic.twitter.com/5DhnX0pjJM— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 4, 2019 Gavin Lux. That’s it. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/ZIhSizlLT5— Megan (@meganambuske) October 4, 2019 Congrats Gavin Lux to an incredible start to the post season.— Mark Tisdale (@badgertiz) October 4, 2019 GAVIN LUX WELCOME TO THE POST SEASON 👏🏼 @Dodgers #LABleedsBlue— Gabe Gallegos (@_Gabe_24) October 4, 2019 How’d Gavin Lux do in his first career postseason AB? Asking for a friend pic.twitter.com/ZSMp1Hpr11— Dodgers-LowDown (@DodgersLowDown) October 4, 2019 Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Great job to the boys in blue! Just flat out beautiful pitching tonight! And my MVPs tonight go to Walker, Max, Joc, and the kid Gavin Lux! Keep that momentum going into game 2! #LABleedsBlue https://t.co/tCikxgjTmu— Kyle The Pug (PSVG) (@KyleThePug) October 4, 2019 Horse dies after injury during workout at Del Mar Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant center_img Gavin Lux will be a star. Versatile and can absolutely hit— Craig Templeton (@therealcraigt23) October 4, 2019 On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Me at 21: shots shots shots shots shots shots! Tequila! Vodka! Rum! Greasy burgers! Gavin Lux at 21: hits a HR at his 1st AB in the playoffs— Gem & I Szn (@the_emme_ternet) October 4, 2019 @TheRealGavinLux is amazing and living up to his hype https://t.co/Nsq7ljp3Jb— Maren Graff (@mamabeargraff) October 4, 2019 GAVIN LUX HIT A HOMER IN HIS FIRST POSTSEASON AT-BAT!!! (We’re a little excited over here) pic.twitter.com/8oIQyTNpbB— True Blue LA (@truebluela) October 4, 2019 wow, my personal best friend Gavin Lux with a pinch-hit home run in his first-ever postseason at-bat. pic.twitter.com/h0fQGvKuG3— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) October 4, 2019Related Articles The future is here. And that future for Los Angeles Dodgers fans is Gavin Lux.Lux had a historic Thursday night when he became the youngest Dodger to hit a home run in the postseason.Lux, who is 21 years and 314 days old, is also the second youngest MLB player to hit a home run at his first postseason at bat, only the Braves’ Brian McCann (21 yrs, 228 days) was younger. Lux is the youngest to hit a pinch-hit home run in his first at bat.The Dodgers won the National League Division Series opener against the Washington National 6-0 at Dodger Stadium. That boi special right there @TheRealGavinLux @hittersbaseba11 https://t.co/8HtWND4bLV— Ro Coleman 💡 (@Ro1Coleman) October 4, 2019 Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series Gavin Lux’s first postseason AB ends with solo HR into the RF pavilion. #Dodgers 5-0 in 8th— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 4, 2019 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Little Sisters boutique just 1 day this year

first_imgBy Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Volunteers with Little Sisters of the Poor are holding their annual holiday boutique today, with proceeds going toward their home for the elderly in need. Though the boutique has changed from a two-day event to just one day, organizers are confident that it will still be a success. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We pray for the best and see what happens,” said Sharyn Bolivar, the Little Sisters of the Poor bookkeeper. “It’s always packed. There’s a long line at 10a.m. to get in.” Bolivar said the boutique usually brings in close to $50,000 with the sales of donated items. Each month the Sisters have a rummage sale with donations from the community, and they take the more valuable items to save for the boutique. “There’s crystal and silver china and some really nice stuff,” Bolivar said. There are also handmade items crafted by volunteers or Little Sisters residents. There will also be a raffle at the boutique, and those who buy the $1 tickets will have a chance to win $1,500 cash, a 20-inch flat-screen television or a $200 gift certificate to Henry’s Farmers Market. This year the group is revamping the format that the boutique has had for the past 10 or 15 years, reducing it to one day and adding an Italian dinner. “Sunday was always kind of slow, so we decided to cut the days,” Bolivar explained. The spaghetti meal will be served throughout the day. In addition to the boutique and monthly rummage sales, the Little Sisters have several other fundraisers throughout the year, such as a dinner-dance in June that raised $260,000. “We survive on donations,” Bolivar said. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Warriors-Blazers cheatsheet: Who will head into All-Star break feeling better?

first_imgThe Trail Blazers have struggled recently, losing their last two. But, with the Warriors coming to town on the second night of a back to back, Portland hopes home cooking makes the difference.When/Where: Moda Center, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Blazers projected starting lineup: Al-Farouq Aminu, Maurice Harkless, Jusuf Nurkic, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollumBlazers Stock Report: Since the last matchup between these two teams, Portland has maintained its standing as one of the five best teams in the …last_img

Pass Office now place of shelter

first_img3 August 2007Where apartheid officials once enforced the notorious pass laws, children now laugh and sing. Johannesburg’s old Albert Street Pass Office has become a refuge for abused and homeless women and their children.The building epitomised South Africa’s old regime; it was a place where black people stood in long lines to get their passbooks or dompases. With a flick of an official’s pen, a person could be endorsed out of Johannesburg – and thereby out of a job, a livelihood and security for their family.Today, children rush at visitors, hugging their legs in welcome. Then, once seated in their colourful classrooms, they sing Incy Wincy Spider, with the accompanying actions.The Little Fish Nursery School accommodates 55 children from the shelter and others from the immediate surrounds. And although the children don’t have a sand pit or green grass to tumble on – they have a small concrete courtyard with a jungle gym and swings under a solitary plane tree – they exude a confidence and exuberance that belies their unfriendly surrounds.The school is just a small section of the former Albert Street Pass Office, a four-storey, red-brick building on the south-eastern edge of Johannesburg’s CBD. It is now the Usindiso Women’s Shelter, run by chief executive Jay Bradley. Although the shelter has been running since 1994, Bradley has been involved at the pass office since 2001, when Usindiso Ministries took over the running of the shelter.Pass lawsThousands were probably endorsed out of the city from these offices, to apartheid South Africa’s wasted homelands, as officials administered a swathe of apartheid control measures: the Pass Laws of 1952, the Group Areas Act of 1950 and the Population Registration Act of 1950, among others.The principal means of control was through the dompas, a pass, originally introduced by the British in the Cape in 1809, used to control the movement of blacks to the cities. Under the 1952 Act, black women and men were only allowed to live in cities if they were born there, had lived in a city continuously for 15 years or had worked for the same employer for 10 years.Opened in 1954 as the Non-European Affairs Department, the Albert Street office was enlarged in the 1960s to accommodate the intensification of influx control as it became more established. But by the mid-1980s, the system had become unmanageable and, together with protests and anti-pass campaigns, the Nationalist government was forced to admit failure – pass carrying was abolished in South Africa in 1986.The offices closed, remaining empty for a number of years before they were occupied by the Transvaal Provincial Administration in the early 1990s. They were converted into a shelter in 1994.The building has been listed on the Johannesburg Heritage List, and is to be recommended for inclusion on the Provincial Heritage Roll, so as to be preserved and protected for historical reasons.Pass legislation resulted in broken homes, separating husbands and wives and leaving children to be brought up by relatives in the distant “homelands”.VisionBradley’s vision for the shelter is that by the time each person leaves, they should have had skills training and counselling so that they can stand on their own two feet and be contributing members of society.“It does happen,” says Bradley, “but not as much as we’d like.”The shelter gets funding from the City and the province, and donations help Bradley balance her budget. Usindiso is a non-profit organisation and has 25 staff. A retired doctor visits once a week.Usindiso (“the saving place”) can cater for up to 85 women and children, although at the moment there are about 75 people at the shelter, ranging from 17 years to women in their 60s. Boys of eight years and older are sent to one of several boys’ shelters in Hillbrow and Berea.Bradley says the shelter ideally aims to house the women for three to six months, but generally they stay for about a year. “Each individual is assessed on her needs. Six months is just not long enough.”While at the shelter, they are given counselling and skills training, which includes workshops on HIV and Aids awareness, parenting and computer training.FacilitiesThe building consists of four floors, with a sick bay, a receiving room (for those just brought in and needing to see a social worker), a clinic, a dining room and kitchen, a lounge and TV room, communal bathrooms, a chapel (previously the pass court), a large hall (the former pass issuing and renewal office, with two rows of counters), and several dozen rooms for women and their children.Bradley is on the brink of opening the fourth floor for accommodation for teenage girls. Workmen are busy finishing off the painting, creating bright sunny rooms for the girls. A lounge with cheerful purple couches is ready.They’ll have a large rooftop space, which will soon contain potted plants. Bradley is conducting interviews to place a housemother. She wants to take runaway girls off the streets and offer them a temporary home.One of the major tasks is to help the women get grants and pensions for the women over 60. This sometimes requires helping them to get their IDs beforehand, assisted by social workers.Today there are three women in the receiving room – one is sleeping, another is sitting on a plastic chair and the third is propped up on a bed, surrounded by her three children. No one smiles. They wait patiently for a social worker.Down the passage a knock on a door reveals a smiling face. Inside are three young women, one lying on her bed with her baby. She is 22; her baby is five months old.The walls of the room are covered in large posters and curtains are drawn across the windows. The women are chatting happily and there’s a cosiness in the room. The baby smiles contentedly when Bradley coos at him.Down a floor and another door is opened. A women leaves her six-year-old child lying on the bed, invisible under a thick blanket. She is in pyjamas, her hair tied back. Her face is swollen.She says she was beaten by her husband when she went to fetch her ID book and some clothes for her child. He wanted her to sign a letter – the business is in her name and he needs her signature.They had something to eat at the house, but she thinks he has poisoned them both. “My child hasn’t had anything to eat for 24 hours,” she says, gesticulating to the bundle on the bed, “and I’ve been feeling sick.” She is bent over as she sits on the edge of another bed.An empathetic Bradley says she will return soon to speak to her.Burglaries and patrolsAcross the road from the shelter is a miniature squatter camp, with about a dozen shacks. There are no toilets, no taps and no rubbish bins.Bradley thinks the burglaries the shelter has had recently emanate from the camp; or perhaps from the two chop shops alongside, or from the many factories that surround the shelter. The chop shops were recently raided by the police, but were back in business within a week. The shelter now has electric fencing along that side of the wall.She is discussing with the police a proposal to train some of the shelter’s women to patrol the streets. The police will train the women, who will pass on information to them, but they won’t confront anyone. For this service, they will be paid R50 a day.“Once they have a job, they can take responsibility for their lives,” Bradley explains.ResponsibilityShe’s noticed that some women don’t take responsibility for their own lives, seeing the position they’re in as “everyone else’s fault”. This creates problems for her. “It’s difficult to get them to move on . We will never put them out on the street but we have rules and regulations.”What this means is that some women move from shelter to shelter or, ultimately, back to their families in the rural areas. Some just don’t want to be helped.Bradley says her aim is for them to have their own homes, eventually, once they have jobs. About 15 women have got jobs in the upholstery sector, after receiving training through the shelter.“We hope that something has happened here,” she says, lifting her hand to her chest, with a smile.Social workersThe two resident social workers are Betty Mabunda and Rosinah Hadebe. Sitting at a desk, their expressions are a combination of conscientiousness, warmth and concern.Over the past three years, the two have re-united 36 teenage girls with their families. Mabunda and Hadebe know when they’re going to return the girls to their families – the parents phone and ask after them.The girls often won’t disclose the whereabouts of their families – one of their biggest challenges. Mabunda explains that the girls don’t want to trouble their families, who have rejected them after they have disclosed their HIV-positive status.And they often find themselves in the invidious position of becoming the brunt of a boyfriend’s anger – he will phone and threaten them. He sees them as having taken his girlfriend away from him, even though he’s abusing the girl. But then the girl will go back to the boyfriend on payday, to make sure he buys her clothes and food.Another challenge is getting the girls to realise that the shelter is a temporary home. “They don’t want to move – it’s very, very comfortable here. They fight you to stay, saying “I want my place, room 101,’” Hadebe says.But it’s not all negative. Bradley’s personal assistant and receptionist came to the shelter as teenagers – they now both own their own flats. And there is a low staff turnover.When things get her down, Bradley says, she keeps her spirits up because it’s a Christian ministry. “My heart is here; my experience can help these ladies. Without the Lord, this is not possible.”Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Chatroulette Being Used for Marketing? Say It Ain’t So!

first_imgThanks to French Connection’s bravery, they have the honor of being the first brand to attempt using Chatroulette for marketing purposes. However, if the contest goes well (i.e., it generates a lot of press), other marketers will likely soon follow suit. Is that a good thing? We’re not so sure. At least, it’s not good for us, the Chatroulette surfers. Marketers, though, may think it’s a downright brilliant move. And maybe it is – after all, who would have thought that anyone could have figured out how to promote a brand on a service like this? Still, we sort of wish the marketers would leave this one alone. Stick to Facebook and Twitter and the other straight-laced social sites of the Internet – leave Chatroulette and all its unrestricted debauchery alone. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification sarah perez The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#marketing#NYT#Social Web#Trends#web That didn’t take long. Leave it to marketers to find a way to use any innovative new web service to promote their own ends. The latest example? A Chatroulette contest launched by international clothing brand French Connection. According to contest rules, participants are asked if they can “conquer the sinister world of Chatroulette” by charming a member of the opposite sex. (Initially, the contest was for men only, but due to protests, the rules were adjusted to permit women the opportunity to try and seduce men, too. Oh joy.)According to the initial company blog post about the contest, “if you rise above the seas of failing men and charm a woman on Chatroulette,” the company promises to give you a voucher worth 250 pounds which you can spend at the company’s retail stores. The blog post then provides an example of what they mean by a “seduction attempt” by way of a screenshot of a Chatroulette chat session – and be warned, it’s not what we would consider safe for work. Instead, what French Connection is promoting is essentially a nod to the often perverse nature of the popular webcam-surfing site.Chatroulette for Marketing: Risky or Brilliant? Although the French Connection brand may pride themselves on their youthful, hip nature, it’s an arguably risky move to promote themselves via a service as odd, off-the-wall, and yes, occasionally very disturbing as Chatroulette. Like Casey Neistat recently explained in a charming video demo of this latest Internet craze, on any given day, Chatroulette is 71% male, 15% female and 14% pervert. In fact, it’s the possibility of running into something odd – or rather someone odd doing something odd- that makes Chatroulette so exciting for its users. Like the game of Russian Roulette from which its name is derived, most of the time nothing remarkable happens – you run into another bored voyeur looking back and you and maybe even have a casual conversation. But every now and then…bang! And it’s the bang that seems to appeal to French Connection. They want to send out their customers into the wild, wild west of Chatroulette to become the very sort of creepy perverts that make the site so darned intriguing. So now, dear Chatroulette users, you’ll have to wonder whether that freaky guy/gal hitting on you is doing so because they’re actually a weirdo or if they’re just trying to win a few bucks to spend at a clothing store. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more