Expert Advice Series: Medication Holidays

first_img“Medication holidays” are often used by parents for children taking stimulant medications for ADD or ADHD. A medication holiday is when a child is taken off their medication for a specific amount of time, like the weekend or during the holidays. Often times, parents choose to take their child off of the medication to have their child’s appetite return if the medication reduced their appetite. Medication holidays are common during the summer months when children are out of school as well as during holidays. Question: What are your thoughts on ‘medication holidays?’ We have a lot of children that come to summer camp who are taking a break from their ADD medication (Military Service Provider).Advice: Stimulant medicine is intended to help with concentration for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); however it also causes a child to have a reduced appetite. If the child is not doing something that needs their concentration, then they can be off of the medication. Being off of ADHD/ADD medication increases the child’s appetite and since children are constantly growing, they need the nutrients from their food to aid in growth. There is a caveat however against allowing teens to have medication holidays if they’re old enough to drive. Being off of the medication decreases their ability to concentrate, resulting in distraction while driving.Expert: Brian Dixon, M.D., Executive Director of Progressive Psychiatry, P.A. and Board Certified Child and Adolescent PsychiatristFor more advice from Dr. Dixon, watch and listen to his professional development training on ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism: Practical Approaches to Child Psychiatry to learn about practical ways parents and caregivers can help manage these disorders, while reconnecting with the fun of parenting.How do you feel about medication holidays? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section. Have a question for our military caregiving team? Let us know! Stay tuned for more from our Expert Advice series.The new blog series provides monthly advice from subject matter experts on issues surrounding military caregiving for service providers and families. We take questions and concerns from military helping professionals and families and provide the necessary feedback from credible experts in the field of study. Whether you are a provider or a caregiver, what questions do you have? We want to hear from you. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 3, 2016.last_img read more

Get $7,000 from Robert Rodriguez to Make a Film in 14 Days

first_img5 amateur filmmakers have the chance to make a feature film funded by Robert Rodriguez. Enter now!Images via Robert Rodriguez/El Rey Network.To celebrate the 25th anniversary of El Mariachi, Robert Rodriguez’s legendary low-budget debut film, the director is now giving five filmmakers the chance to make a film on the same size budget he had.In partnership with Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, this competition will be filmed for the six-episode series Rebel Without a Crew, based of the popular book Rodriguez published that inspired a whole generation of filmmakers like Jon Favreau — who used the book Rebel Without A Crew as a guide while making Swingers.We all struggle with that balance. Robert Rodriguez was my big hero when I was in high school. That was my dude. I read Rebel Without A Crew… —Jon FavreauThe five selected filmmakers will have fourteen days to shoot and edit a new feature film for $7,000 USD.To apply, filmmakers must be U.S. Residents, ages 18+ who have not directed a full-length feature. They must also have access to a script that they own all the rights to.Selected filmmakers will have fourteen days to shoot the film with an additional four days of pre-production (which includes finalizing scripts, storyboards, locations, props, scripts, casting, and planning the fourteen-day shoot).Filmmakers must be available to shoot for six weeks in October/November 2017 in Austin, Texas. The show will stream on Go90 as six hour-long episodes, leading up to the debut of the final feature films.In addition to the competition, Rodriguez himself will also be participating. Go90 will also stream a docu-series that documents Rodriguez’s production, exploring “the philosophy of his process and shows him re-experiencing ultra low-budget indie filmmaking.”Submissions are open now. You can apply at firstfeaturefilm.castingcrane.com. There is an extensive survey to fill out, and you must answer thoroughly and honestly.Don’t worry about the answers being too long, we’d rather know too much than not enough. Getting to know you as a person and a filmmaker is *vital* to our selection process.Do you have what it takes to be a rebel without a crew? Apply now.last_img read more

Centre plans to trifurcate Maharashtra: Prakash Ambedkar

first_imgVanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Thursday alleged that the Central government was planning to trifurcate Maharashtra on the lines of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Addressing a press conference in the city, the VBA chief referred to the political chaos around government formation in the State and said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party is using President’s Rule as a medium to accomplish the division of the State. They want to create a situation of fait accompli, just like the coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir was forced out and President’s Rule was imposed so that they could smoothly remove Article 370 without any objections.”‘Centre’s conspiracy’Mr. Ambedkar also alleged that based on the information received by the VBA, talks of making Mumbai a Union Territory were under way in New Delhi. “It is a conspiracy by the Central government to divide Maharashtra into three parts: Mumbai as a Union Territory, a separate State of Vidarbha, and the rest of Maharashtra. They are putting woes of the farmers on the forefront to execute this plan,” he said.When asked about his take on government formation in the State, the VBA chief said the Congress, National Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena had put up a farcical play. “The Congress has held three meetings so far, but has not confirmed whether it will support the Sena or not. This makes the Sena look like a monkey dancing to the tune of its master,” he said.Mr. Ambedkar said the VBA would take to the streets and hold mass protests against any such plans to divide the State. “In 1960, political parties had fought for Mumbai to remain a part of Maharashtra. We will not let Mumbai be removed from it and do everything we can to hinder this move,” he said.The VBA had contested around 235 seats in the Assembly polls, but won none.last_img read more

Hockey returns to Shivaji Stadium after long break

first_imgAfter a gap of six years and several missed deadlines, hockey returns to the Shivaji Stadium when the first in the series of Nehru hockey tournaments is staged at the venue next month.The stadium was supposed to be a practice venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but renovation work was delayed. Eventually, it did not feature during the mega event.But after six years of work, the stadium will see action when the Nehru under-17 girls’ tournament will be held from October 8-17.It will be followed by three other tournaments in quick succession, including the Nehru Senior Nationals from November 14.The Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society (JNHTS) used to hold its tournaments at the National Stadium in the last few years, but will return to the Shivaji Stadium now.”We are pleased to return to the historical venue which used to be the hub of hockey in the Capital. It is a renovated stadium with the latest turf and much better changing rooms and air conditioners,” JNHTS secretary Kukoo Walia told Mail Today on Tuesday.”There are floodlights as well as a new pump and sprinkler system. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), which owns the stadium, have also promised to install an electronic scoreboard.”The former umpire said that one of the major reasons for moving back to the Shivaji Stadium was its location. “It’s in central Delhi and easily accessible by buses and metro. Lot of people are addicted to watching hockey at the Shivaji Stadium.”Previously, the venue could accommodate 15,000 spectators, but now after it has been made a fullseater stadium, the capacity is down to 7,000. Still, it is more than the attendance we saw at the second pitch at the National Stadium,” Walia said.advertisementNDMC said the stadium was about 97 per cent complete. “We used to hold a few matches of our own at the Shivaji Stadium but this will be the first major domestic tournament to be held there since 2006,” chief engineer Anant Kumar told Mail Today.last_img read more

Asia Cup T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni absent from training session ahead of Pakistan clash

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni, India captain, and veteran pacer Ashish Nehra on Friday did not come for the pre-match training after being advised rest ahead of the crucial Asia Cup Twenty20 game against Pakistan, here on Saturday.While Dhoni is suffering from back spasms, the injury-prone Nehra has his own specific training programme, which is different from the general team routine.Dhoni had played through pain against Bangladesh but back spasms need adequate recovery time, which is specifically the reason he has been given 48 hours to recuperate before the Pakistan match. (India gear up for nasty confrontation against Pakistan )His cover Parthiv Patel had his first training session but had precious little to do as he did not get to bat in the main nets. Unless Dhoni’s physical condition deteriorates further, Parthiv’s chances of playing are minimal.There was one interesting sight during the training session on the match-eve. Both India and Pakistan trained adjacent to each other inside the main stadium at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium and trained at the same time between 4-6:30 pm local time. But during the entire two and half-hour training session, no pleasantries were exchanged between the members of the two sides.Call it strange, there were four nets set-up on the four centre strips of the main stadium. In the first two nets, it was the Indian batsmen and in the next two were their Pakistani counterparts.last_img read more

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS Highlights: This is how Pune snapped Mumbai’s winning run

first_imgHello and welcome to our live coverage of match 28 of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede stadium. (Points Table | Scorecard)MUMBAI INNINGS:23.37 IST: A big, big victory for Pune! They’re back to winning ways and have got their their third win on the trot. What will make this sweeter is the fact that they’ve beaten Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium and won both the derby matches. Brilliant stuff!23.36 IST: PUNE WIN BY 3 RUNS! That’s hit away into the stands but it’s come too late. Harbhajan Singh heaves this back of a length ball over wide long on for a maximum. But, it’s the visiting team that has emerged victorious here.23.35 IST: RUN OUT! Another wicket now. Low full toss outside off, Harbhajan Singh drills it through the covers. Ben Stokes out in the deep gets to the ball and fires a throw at the bowler’s end. The batsmen are off for the second run and Unadkat takes the bails off. Replays show McClenaghan to be well short of the crease. If no illegal deliveries are bowled, Pune will win this game.Match 28. 19.4: WICKET! RG Sharma (58) is out, c & b Jaydev Unadkat, 150/7 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017Match 28. 19.1: WICKET! H Pandya (13) is out, c Ben Stokes b Jaydev Unadkat, 144/6 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 201723.21 IST: Ben Stokes to bowl the penultimate over. 24 needed off 12. This will an extremely important over. How it goes will determine which way the match swings.advertisementMatch 28. 17.5: J Unadkat to H Pandya, 4 runs, 137/5 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017FOUR! Yesssss! That is all MUSCLE by Hardik! He has slammed it to the cover fence.#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 201723.17 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma slams his 30th fifty in IPL. Mumbai Indians 129/5 (17.3 overs) vs Rising Pune Supergiant 160/623.10 IST: WICKET! Pune have got the brekathrough the need! This could be a huge turning point in the match. Tossed up around off, it turns a bit and Pollard throws his bat at this. Doesn’t middle it and the ball skies towards the cover boundary. Steven Smith out at wide long off runs to his left and takes an excellent catch, while still in momentum. Kieron Pollard departs, Pune might feel they’re in with a sniff. Mumbai Indians 122/5 (16.1 overs) vs Rising Pune Supergiant 160/623.08 IST: Time Out! Mumbai are in control of the situation. They need 39 off 24 and look like they’re going to cross the finish line. Pune need to come up with something to break this partnership quickly otherwise they’re going to let the match slip out of their hands.Match 28. 15.2: S Thakur to RG Sharma, 6 runs, 120/4 https://t.co/CSX9cqsRP3 #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 201722.59 IST: FOUR! Slower ball which he’s picked up quickly. Fuller and outside off, the Mumbai skipper plants his front foot ahead and smashes it through the left of the mid off fielder to send it across the boundary line.22.57 IST: Rohit Sharma has played this through the mid-wicket area for a single to end the over. 56 needed from 36.22.56 IST: SIX! BOOM! That’s outta here! Excellent hit. Full on off, Rohit kneels down and slog sweeps it high and handsome into the mid-wicket stands for a maximum. This is just going to hurt Tahir.22.56 IST: DROPPED! This time it’s Ajinkya Rahane who’s the culprit. Short, flat and around off, Rohit Sharma goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket. Ajinkya Rahane out in the deep runs to his left behind, gets his hands to it but it goes right through. That’s poor positioning, he should have been right at the edge of the rope. He’s an experienced campaigner, should know better. Has conceded a boundary too.That was risky running, but #RohitSharma is safe as the ball misses the stumps.#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017Match 28. 12.4: B Stokes to K Pollard, 4 runs, 92/4 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 201722.49 IST: WICKET! STOKES STRIKES! Wicket off the first ball of the over. Comes from around the wicket and bowls it full on middle and off, Karn Sharma looks to go big and swings his bat hard but misses. The stumps are knocked over and that spells the end of the debutant. Mumbai Indians 86/4 (12.1 overs) vs Rising Pune Supergiant 160/622.46 IST: SIX! That’s just going to add insult to injury. Tahir tosses this around off and Karn smokes it over long on for a biggie.22.46 IST: DROPPED! Catches don’t come any easier than those. Manoj Tiwary has dropped a sitter. Tossed up outside off, Karn drives it on the up to Tiwary at short extra cover. He gets low and spills the easiest of catches.advertisement22.39 IST: Shout for LBW! Googly just outside off, Rohit Sharma prods forward and tries to defend. Fails to read the spin and gets rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire stays put. Maybe the impact was outside off.22.38 IST: FOUR! Easy! Full toss around middle and leg, Rohit Sharma gets to it and smacks it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. MI 68/3 in 10 overs22.38 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Floated outside off, Rohit Sharma waits for it and deliberately guides it fine through the third man region for a boundary.22.37 IST: Karn Sharma has been promoted at number 5. He is on debut for Mumbai, picked up a couple of wickets and would now like to do with the bat as well. Imran Tahir to bowl.22.36 IST: OUT! Washington Sundar removes Parthiv for 33. Sundar strikes in his final ball off his spell! Drifting in from around off, Patel camps back and tries to cut it. Misses it completely and the ball rattles the timber. Patel’s knock comes to an end. Washington Sundar gets a wicket finally. MI 60/3 in 9 overs, chasing 161 22.32 IST: FOUR! Off the mark! Short delivery around off from Christian and Rohit Sharma camps back and pulls it over the mid on fielder for a boundary. MI 56/2 in 8 oversBCCI Photo22.31 IST: Rohit Sharma walks into the middle next to bat.22.30 IST: OUT! Christian removes Rana for 3. Rana’s innings comes to an end! Short delivery outside off, Rana stays in his crease and goes for a pull shot. He gets a top edge on it and the ball balloons towards the third man region. Unadkat comes running in from the deep and gets under it to take a good catch. Rana has to walk back and he was not looking comfortable tonight. MI 51/2 in 7.2 overs, chasing 16122.25 IST: Washington Sundar back on after the Time out. He gives away 6 runs and Mumbai are 50/1 in 7 overs22.16 IST: DROPPED! Manoj Tiwary drops a big wicket. Good length delivery which nips away a bit. Rana tries to poke at it and gets a thick outside edge to it. The ball flies away towards the first slip fielder. Manoj Tiwary gets low and gets his hand to it. Fails to hold onto it and this could be a very massive context in the game.22.14 IST: WICKET! Stokes strikes in his first over. Buttler departs! Another slower delivery, but this time it does the trick! Around middle and leg, Buttler backs away and lofts it down the ground. Washington Sundar at long on gets under it and takes a fine catch. Buttler’s stay in the middle comes to an end and the fielding change has worked wonders for Pune. Mumbai Indians 35/1 (4.2 overs) vs Rising Pune Supergiant 160/6Match 28. 2.5: W Sundar to P Patel, 4 runs, 26/0 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 201722.04 IST: FOUR! Just over! Patel dances down the track and lofts it just over the mid on fielder for a boundary.advertisement22.02 IST: FOUR! Shot! Short delivery outside off, Buttler cuts it fiercely through the point region for a boundary.Match 28. 2.2: W Sundar to P Patel, 4 runs, 18/0 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017Both Buttler and Parthiv are off the mark! #CricketMeriJaan #MIvRPS #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017PUNE INNINGS:21.40 IST: PUNE FINISH ON 160/6. Mumbai have pulled things back and conceded only 40 runs in the last 5 overs. After putting into bat, Pune started off really well with Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi both stitching in a partnership of 76 runs. They both could not capitalize on their starts and fell in consecutive overs of Karn Sharma who was making his debut for Mumbai. Steven Smith, got a reprieve when Harbhajan dropped him but that hardly matter as the latter got the better of him in the very next over.OUT! PLUMB in front! ???Bumrah’s slower one foxes Tiwary and traps him in front.#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017FOUR, Short and Tiwary gets into position early and puts it away to the mid wicket boundary. #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 2017Match 28. 18.5: M McClenaghan to D Christian, 4 runs, 150/5 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017Last 12 balls, #RPS 142-5, need to go big now. #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201721.25 IST: WICKET! Dhoni is clean bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. Dhoni, after playing a blinder in Pune’s previous match, departs without doing any damage here today. Back of a length ball around off, Dhoni goes back for the wild pull but ends up inside edging it back on to the stumps. Pune needed him to finish the innings strong, are in deep trouble now. RPS 138/5 (17.3 overs) vs MIBack to back boundaries by Manoj Tiwary, been in great form. #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201721.17 IST: WICKET! Stokes’ miserable stay in the middle has come to an end. Mitchell Johnson gets his first of the match. He comes from around the wicket and fires it really full on middle and leg, Stokes goes for the big slog over mid-wicket but misses it completely. The stumps are disturbed and the English all-rounder is out of here. RPS 126/4 (16.1 overs) vs MI21.14 IST: FOUR! Oh, how unlucky is Mitch? He arrows it full around off, Stokes comes forward to play but gets an inside edge which races away down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.#RPS 120-3 after 15. Last 30 balls coming up, score predictions #Supergiants? #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 2017Strayed on #Stokes pads and he punishes it. Clipped to the fine leg boundary, FOUR! #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201720.59 IST: WICKET! Harbhajan Singh makes Steve Smith his 200th T20 wicket. Harbhajan, after dropping him in the previous over, has made amends. Flatter and shorter on middle and off, Smith goes back and goes for the big pull. Misses and the ball rattles the stumps behind him. Big moment in the game, this. Perfect time for Mumbai to make inroads and take the upper hand. And, to enhance this already joyous moment, Harbhajan Singh has completed 200 wickets in T20 wickets as well. RPS 104/3 (13 overs) vs MIMatch 28. 11.5: K Sharma to S Smith, 4 runs, 99/2 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 201720.53 IST: DROPPED! Steve Smith dropped on 8 by Harbhajan Singh off Karn Sharma. Full on the stumps, Steven Smith pulls it over square leg. Harbhajan out in the deep runs to his left and spills a simple catch. Smith is one of the best batsmen in the world and he’s been dropped. How costly will that be? RPS 100/2 (12 overs) vs MI20.52 IST: WICKET! Rahul Tripathi holes out to Kieron Pollard at deep extra cover. Karn Sharma has his second! This is good bowling from him. He tosses it up around off, Rahul Tripathi stays a bit leg side to this, skips out and off the toe end lofts it towards wide long off. Doesn’t get the distance on it, only a lot of height as Kieron Pollard settles himself under the ball. Takes a well-judged catch and dismisses the Pune opener. RPS 93/2 (11.3 overs) vs MIMatch 28. 11.1: K Sharma to S Smith, 4 runs, 92/1 https://t.co/CSX9cqbgXv #MIvRPS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017Slog sweeps and slog sweeps for a maximum, SIX! Good going Tripathi. #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201720.43 IST: WICKET! Rahane departs for 38. Karn Sharma strikes! A top-spinner this time which takes off after pitching. Catches Rahane by surprise who is looking to cut it. Gets it high on his bat and the ball balloons straight back. Karn Sharma moves a bit towards his left and takes a fine catch. He draws first blood of the encounter and Rahane fails to make the most after a good start. RPS 76/1 (9.3 overs) vs MI”The IPL has gone to countries where cricket didn’t exist.”@sachin_rt acknowledges IPL’s reach. ???#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017A good length ball from Mitch and #Rahane short arm jabs at it & sends it to the mid wicket boundary. FOUR! #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201720.34 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs! Length delivery outside off, Tripathi dances down the track and tries to cut it past point. Gets a bottom edge on it and the ball flies past the keeper for a boundary.20.34 IST: FOUR! Brilliant! Back of a length delivery outside off, Tripathi slashes his blade at it. Gets it over the point region for a boundary.”Never thought the whole stadium would be singing while I cut the cake.”@sachin_rt is overwhelmed! #MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017″I’ve never cut the cricket bat, just the outfield, finding gaps.”@sachin_rt cuts the cake (bat) in the Wankhede.#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017#Bhajji has been got on to bowl. Can he get that 200th scalp?#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 201720.27 IST: FOUR! Glorious! A bit short down the leg side, Rahane camps back and pulls it through the wide mid on region. Beats also the fielder at deep as it goes to the boundary. RPS 48/0 (6 overs) vs MIBCCI Photo20.24 IST: SIX! Clean as a whistle! Fuller delivery into the pads, Tripathi takes out his front leg out of the way and hammers it downtown for half a dozen. RPS 43/0 (5.1 overs) vs MI20.21 IST: FOUR! Rahane packs it through sweeper cover. All from the books! Good length delivery outside off, Rahane camps back and punches it through the cover region. Rana puts in a dive but the ball goes past him and races away to the fence. RPS: 37/0 (5 overs) 20.19 IST:  Jasprit Bumrah is introduced into the attack.20.16 IST: Karn Sharma is called in for a bowl. RPS:31/0 (4 overs).@sharmakarn03 has come on to bowl his first over for us in the IPL.#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 201720.13 IST: FOUR! Timed to perfection by Rahane. Straight bat beauty! Any coach in the world would be happy seeing it. Johnson comes round the wicket, bowls it on a fuller length. Rahane drives it straight down the ground with a straight bat. There was no stopping that. RPS: 25/0 (3 overs)Class written all over it. #Rahane punches it past mid off and poses! FOUR! #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201720.09 IST: FOUR! Rahane punches it back past the bowler. Timed to perfection! Fuller delivery around off, Rahane creams it down the ground. McClenaghan tries to stop it with his leg but fails to stop it. Even the fielder from mid on dived but the ball went past him to the boundary. RPS: 18/0 (2 overs) Sachin would have been proud of that straight drive from #Rahane FOUR! #RPS 18-0 after 2. #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201720.06 IST: FOUR! Rahul Tripathi dances down the pitch and carves Mitchell McClenaghan. Tripathi shimmies dowm the track and smacks the short delivery over the point region for a boundary. Responds really well after two precious dots.20.03 IST: SIX! Rahane slaps Mitchell  Johnson over the ropes. Fuller delivery outside off, Rahane throws his blade at it and gets it over the cover region for a maximum. That’s the Rahane we want to see. A terrific end to an over. RPS: 9/0 (1 over)Tripathi steps out an cuts it over point for FOUR! Good stuff here by our openers. #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201720.00 IST: A clean shaven Ajinkya Rahane takes his guard while his partner Rahul Tripathi faces Mitchell Johnson with new ball. 19.54 IST: Can Pune do the same again, after beating Mumbai in their first match?The last time we played at the Wankhede Stadium, we won the tie by 9 wickets. #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 201719.49 IST: Debut at 100? Curious case of Karn Sharma. ?? T20 games for @sharmakarn03 – a landmark game to mark his debut for us!#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/UCPnMqMPUo- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 201719.45 IST: Guess who’s at Wankhede?He’s here and he’s waiting to celebrate his birthday with the boys! Sachin Tendulkar is at the Wankhede. #MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/QkkN45XTzG- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 201719.41 IST:  The Playing XIs:Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni(w), Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Jaydev UnadkatMumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah#IPL Match 28: Here are the Playing XIs for @mipaltan vs. @RPSupergiants #MIvRPS pic.twitter.com/kBiQjPk2kf- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017IPL Match 28: Karn Sharma gets his @mipaltan cap from @MahelaJay #MIvRPS pic.twitter.com/ut7WHMe9CF- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 201719.32 IST: TOSS! Mumbai Indians have won the toss and they will bowl first vs Rising Pune Supergiant. Krunal Pandya misses out with an injury, leggie Karn Sharma makes his MI debut..@msdhoni plays his 150th @IPL game tonight, a number quite similar to his strike rate! #Dhoni150 #MIvRPS #RangWahiJungNayi pic.twitter.com/YeT2l3qaf0- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 24, 2017#IPL Match 28: @RPSupergiants are getting into the groove at Wankhede #MIvRPS pic.twitter.com/bNZIFgTFk3- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017Mumbai Indians will be aiming for their seventh straight win in the Indian Premier League 2017 when they face Rising Pune Supergiant, who had defeated the Rohit Sharma-led side in their campaign opener in Pune on April 6. (Read full preview)Since that defeat, Mumbai have never looked back and have recorded six straight wins to top the points table.The batting and bowling departments clicked well in every game since the loss, and thus Mumbai will be in positive state of mind. Bowlers have been consistent with a bunch of experienced players in their line-up.On the other hand, Australian Steve Smith-led Pune, who defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in their last encounter, will be fresh and would be raring to for another victory.Pune, who have won three of their six games, will be positive as Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed signs to returning to form. The wicketkeeper-batsman smashed an unbeaten 61 off 34 balls to steer the side home in the last over.To overcome a strong team like Mumbai, Pune will have to put up a strong show with both the bat and the ball. The visitors will be expecting skipper Smith, Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary and Ben Stokes to fire.last_img read more

Lionel Messi double gives F.C. Barcelona win at Deportivo Alaves

first_imgLionel Messi made amends for a missed first-half penalty by scoring both goals in the second period as F.C. Barcelona won 2-0 at Deportivo Alaves on Saturday to make it two wins out of two at the start of their La Liga campaign.The Argentine, who hit the woodwork three times but failed to score in last week’s 2-0 win over Real Betis, endured further frustration when his spot-kick was parried away by Fernando Pacheco in the 41st minute after Gerard Pique was fouled. (Lionel Messi expecting third child with Antonella Roccuzzo)He had better luck after the interval, however, breaking the deadlock with a scrappy effort in the 55th minute that took a heavy deflection off Deportivo Alaves defender Alexis Ruano. (Lionel Messi told to leave F.C. Barcelona and prove his greatness)The five-times world player of the year then showed his class with a ruthless shot into the bottom corner after Ruano gifted the ball to substitute Paco Alcacer, who had nodded it into Messi’s path.Messi was denied a hat-trick when his effort from outside the area bounced off the bar.F.C. Barcelona, who suffered a shock defeat at home to Deportivo Alaves in the third week of last season, headed to the Basque country without Luis Suarez, although their morale was boosted by the signing of Ousmane Dembele on Friday, even though the Frenchman will not arrive in F.C. Barcelona until Sunday.Reuters Photo Andres Iniesta returned from injury to give them more stability in midfield, although a lapse in concentration from Gerard Pique gave Alaves a golden opportunity to take the lead.advertisementStriker Ruben Sobrino raced into the box ahead of the stranded Spain international but was thwarted by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Barca goal.It was one of two scares in an otherwise comfortable — if unremarkable — win for Barca, and Valverde praised his side for a professional display in defiance of the gloomy atmosphere around the team in recent weeks following Neymar’ s departure.”We came here at a time when people are saying a lot of things about Barca, and that can have a negative impact. But the team showed that was not the case,” the coach told reporters.”We’ve had some difficult moments and we’ve overcome them. Now we’ve got six points and we’re moving on upwards.”Zinedine Zidane’s son, Enzo Fernandez, made his Liga debut as a late substitute for Deportivo Alaves but was unable to help the Basque side get back into the game. Paulinho made his Barca debut when he came on in the 88th minute.last_img read more

Mertens: Sarri tactics are Napoli’s 12th man

first_imgDries Mertens Mertens: Sarri’s tactics are Napoli’s 12th man Matthew Scott Last updated 1 year ago 19:31 11/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Sarri - cropped Getty Images Napoli Napoli v Milan Milan Serie A The Belgian forward has thrived under the current boss and is in awe of the playing style he has brought to the Stadio San Paolo Napoli star Dries Mertens has described Maurizio Sarri’s tactical obsession as a 12th man for the Serie A leaders.The San Paolo club are in pole position in a tightly contested Scudetto race after winning 10 of their opening 12 league games this season.Napoli’s only defeats have come in the Champions League, but Sarri has made clear that domestic glory is at the forefront of the club’s ambitions this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player One of Sarri’s many great innovations at Napoli has been the transformation of Mertens from tricky winger to devastating finisher – the Belgium international has 42 goals in 53 games since being converted last October.”Sarri taught me football,” Mertens told Corriere dello Sport. “He is a coach I really like, well-prepared and even scientific in the way he analyses games.Napoli -1 21/20 v Milan”The thing I love the most about his style of football is the way he organises the phases when we are off the ball and structures the pressure we put on opponents when they’ve got the ball at their feet.”It feels like he has already played the game out in his head and on the field you have an extra man.”Dries Mertens NapoliSarri Guardiola Getty ImagesNapoli come out of the international break with a home fixture against an AC Milan side that many had tipped for Scudetto success after a lavish off-season of spending.However, Sarri’s side have emerged from the pack to be early frontrunners and Mertens believes that could stand them in good stead, despite the loss of two key players to long-term knee injuries.”We hope so. It’s true we’ve been unlucky with Arek Milik’s injury and now Faouzi Ghoulam,” he added. “We know that we don’t have 30 men to count on, but we want to do well and are still ahead of the other teams.”Believe me, that is already a huge advantage in a campaign that will be hard-fought.”last_img read more

Safe Schools Peace Day Concert Organisers Recognise CSJP III

first_imgOrganisers of the annual National Safe Schools Peace Day Concert have recognised the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III for supporting the initiative over the past six years.Representatives of CSJP were presented with an award by the concert’s planning committee during the event’s staging at Nelson Mandela Park in Half Way Tree, St. Andrew, on March 6.Speaking with the JIS News, Sergeant Tanecia Johnson of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) praised CSJP III for their involvement with the concert.“They have been on board… since the first staging of the concert where they were our main sponsor, and they continued to contribute to the success and growth of this initiative which impacts many lives,” she said.According to Sergeant Johnson, the CCSB hopes to maintain the partnership with CSJP, because of their commitment to community upliftment islandwide.“They are such a dynamic group that goes above and beyond the call of duty in all our collaborations; and for that, we are grateful as the task of creating a safer and more peaceful environment for our children is not easy,” she added.The concert is one of the CSSB’s main projects aimed at educating children about the importance of staying in school, managing conflicts and violence in schools, creating and maintaining a safe school environment, and improving the relationship between the police and school community.The CSSB and CSJP III also work together on the former’s annual Safe Schools Tour.last_img read more

No winning ticket for Friday nights 60 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for Friday night’s $60 million Lotto Max jackpot.However, there were also 40 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and 14 of them were won.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Oct. 12 will remain at approximately $60 million, but the number of Maxmillion prizes will increase to 42.last_img

Morocco Launches Initiative for African Agriculture to Adapt to Climate Change

By Soumaya El FilaliRabat – The Moroccan government, at COP22 Climate talks in Marrakesh, launched a new initiative to help African agriculture adapt to climate change. Under the name of Triple A, the initiative aims to determine factors and carry on actions that will not only transform and strengthen African agriculture but also help it adapt to changing climate.Knowing that six of the ten countries most affected by climate change in the world are in the African continent, the initiative proved to be more crucial than ever. Bruce Campbell of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change said, “This event was a crucial step towards a mutual goal: finding ways to adapt to climate change and finding the funds to make it happen.”The Ambitious Triple A initiative seeks to mobilize $30 billion for Africa to adapt its agriculture global warming.While global efforts being at rest untill May 2017 will not make this task an easy one, many view this as an opportunity for Africa to take the lead in integrating agriculture adaptation in its climate change strategy by showing strong regional efforts and actions.Mohamed Ait Kadi, president of the General Council of Agricultural Development in Morocco, said: “We have billed this COP as a COP for Africa, providing a unique opportunity to showcase action for Africa, in Africa. The Paris Agreement explicitly refers to safeguarding food security. In my view, the willingness to address agriculture and food security finally appears to be having some impact.”If  proved to be successful, the Triple A initiative carries promising results of not only an increase in production from $280 billion to $880 billion by 2030, but also an increase in average crop yields as well as  significant decrease in drought and greenhouse gas emissions.Many praised and encouraged the initiative, such as Eduador Mansur, Director of the Land and Water Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.“The AAA initiative touches our heart, because of the opportunity it gives for South-South cooperation – there is so much to learn…we need to let this knowledge flow from one country to another,” he said. read more

OIC expresses concerns over antiMuslim assaults in Ampara

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed deep concerns at the reports of the heavily tense situation after a mosque, several hotels and vehicles belonging to Muslims in Ampara were attacked by mobs leading to major tensions in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.While expressing its concern, the OIC stresses the need to protect the rights of the Muslim minority, foremost of which is the right to observe their religious practices without harassment or any direct or indirect breaches and to earn their livelihoods and conduct their business under full protection of the law. In this context, the OIC Secretary General called on the Government of Sri Lanka to proceed expeditiously with an investigation of such abuses and to ensure the safety and security of the Muslim minority ile practicing their religious rights in accordance with all relevant international human rights conventions and instruments. (Colombo Gazette) read more

School bus stolen from Burlington parking lot

Halton police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 72-passenger school bus that was stolen in Burlington. The bus was taken from a parking lot on the North Service Rd. near Appleby Line between March 10 and March 20. Police say the 1999 International Model 3800 yellow school bus was listed for sale when it was stolen. It has an Ontario licence plate number BK8359 and “Hamilton Christian Transportation Services” written on the side of it.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316.

Donors pledge over 400 million for UN rapid humanitarian response fund

“The most vulnerable people on Earth depend on your support to enable this work to continue,” Mr. Ban said in his opening remarks at the High-level Conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). “That is why I ask that you give as much as possible to this important fund. These are uncertain economic times for many, but I urge you to give generously and to give early, so CERF can help as many people as possible in 2014.”The Fund, established by the General Assembly seven years ago, has grown to become one of the largest and most reliable sources of humanitarian funding. Since 2006, it has disbursed more than $3.2 billion to emergencies in 88 countries.“It has proved itself as one of the most effective and efficient ways to support urgent aid needs,” Mr. Ban said, noting that this year alone, CERF funds have kick-started urgent humanitarian operations in Syria, Mali and the Philippines. In 2013 alone, CERF allocated more than $82 million to support relief efforts in Syria and neighbouring countries, bringing the total since the crisis began in 2011 to more than $135 million. In the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, CERF provided the first major injection of funds for relief work on the ground. As a result, millions of people received desperately needed food, clean water and medicines.CERF has also been fulfilling its mandate by providing critical funding for less visible emergencies, added the Secretary-General. “In Haiti, Sudan and Somalia … in the Central African Republic, Myanmar and Yemen … wherever people are suffering, CERF offers a lifeline.”According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which administers the Fund, more than $473 million has been released this year from CERF to enable fast delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of people affected by natural disasters and other crises in 45 countries.“The Central Emergency Response Fund is a fund by all countries, for all countries,” said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos. “It is helping us to ensure that those who need our assistance receive it – quickly, effectively and efficiently.” read more

URS completes acquisition of Scott Wilson Group

first_imgURS Corp has completed its acquisition of Scott Wilson Group. The addition of Scott Wilson expands URS’ international presence by adding a network of 80 offices around the world, including offices in key regional centres such as London, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Warsaw and Dubai, and more than 5,500 employees. In the company’s 2010 fiscal year, which ended on May 2, 2010, Scott Wilson had revenues of approximately £340 million and net income of £13.6 million.“The acquisition of Scott Wilson opens the door to numerous new opportunities for URS in major international infrastructure markets,” said Martin M. Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of URS. “URS now is among the top ten UK engineering firms by revenue, with capabilities in critical infrastructure markets. We also have expanded our capabilities in other key geographies outside of the UK and Continental Europe, such as China and India, two of the fastest growing economies in the world. With Scott Wilson’s technical depth and talented team of professionals around the globe, URS is well positioned to support public and private sector clients worldwide on their largest and most complex infrastructure assignments.”Hugh Blackwood, former Group Chief Executive of Scott Wilson, has joined URS as a Vice President of URS Corporation and Senior Vice President, International Operations. He will oversee from London URS’ Infrastructure & Environment business for the U.K./Ireland, Europe, Middle East, India and China.Blackwood commented: “From today, Scott Wilson becomes part of URS Corporation. We are looking forward to providing our clients with access to a larger global footprint and the ability to meet their needs across a wider range of services and sectors, including the nuclear power market, which is a key strength for URS. Our employees will be able to participate in larger and more complex projects, as well as benefit from further investment in new areas of expertise.”URS is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. It offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. URS has about 46,500 employees in a network of offices in more than 40 countries.last_img read more

PSNI in Mauritius to assist in Michaela McAreavey investigation

first_imgA NUMBER OF detectives from the PSNI are currently in Mauritius to help with the ongoing investigation into the death of Michaela McAreavey.A spokesperson from the PSNI told TheJournal.ie that three detectives had travelled to the country and that “their work will take a week to complete.”Michaela, who was the daughter of Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte, was strangled to death in January 2011 while on honeymoon with her husband John McAreavey.Two hotel workers – Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon – were subsequently charged with her murder, but were acquitted last year.Read: Mauritian police won’t confirm reports of new suspect in Michaela murder probe >last_img

Evergreen La Center bond measures passing Battle Ground uncertain

first_imgBond measures in the Evergreen and La Center school districts appeared to be passing in Tuesday night’s special election, but the first wave of results shows the Battle Ground bond measure passing but a few percentage points short of the supermajority needed for approval.All three bond measures require 60 percent of the voters to vote “yes” to pass.In Evergreen, results from the Clark County Elections Office so far shows that 60.12 percent of voters approved the district’s $695 million bond in construction bonds that would replace schools, build a new school and make district-wide improvements. It would also pay for a new central administrative office.Results show 65.78 percent of voters in La Center approved a $48 million bond that would build a new middle school and convert the district’s existing K-8 school into an elementary school.In Battle Ground, 56.91 percent of voters approved the $224.9 million bond to replace schools, build a new school and make improvements across the district. Two years ago, the district asked voters to approve a smaller $80 million bond, which passed but did not have the required 60 percent support for approval.At the same time, the city of Camas appeared to have strong support to renew an expiring emergency medical services property tax levy. Results showed that 72.57 percent of the voters approved the levy, the only other measure on the ballot appeared to be passing. The levy starts in 2019, lasting six years, and is slated to cost taxpayers 46 cents per $1,000 in assessed property value, and covers ambulances and emergency transportation.last_img read more

Rudiger Chelsea should be ashamed of Cherries defeat

first_imgAntonio Rudiger feels Chelsea should be ashamed of the manner of their 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth.The Blues were humiliated at the Vitality Stadium as they recorded their joint-worst defeat and the first in over 22 years.“Everyone needs to be ashamed of what happened in the last game,” Germany international Rudiger told Sky Sports.It’s matchday! ⚽️COME ON CHELSEA! 👊 #CHEHUD pic.twitter.com/HyyivNv4Ea— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019“Everyone needs to think very deeply about that because you can win, lose or draw, but it’s the manner which is important.WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.“In the second half, I can’t really describe it. We went out and they scored after two minutes then things went very badly. Nothing came from us – N’Golo [Kante] had a half chance but that was it.“If you look at the view of football, we made it too easy for Bournemouth by losing the ball up front – everyone knows Bournemouth are going on the counter, and they were waiting for this.“We have played better this season and that’s what hurts, we didn’t really try to change this result, that is what is bad.”Rudiger has demanded a response in their next League clash with struggling Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge.“We call ourselves a top team, but this cannot happen to us,” he added. “We have to be mentally strong for the rest of the season.“It’s clear now, we are Chelsea, there has been a lot of criticism from outside but here we must be cool in our mind and be honest with ourselves.“Tactics is not my business because I am not the coach, I am a player, but everyone needs to commit again.“If we speak about last season, we were solid in defence. Granted it was a different system, but we need to go back to basics because it’s not normal for a Bournemouth player to take on four defenders and go through.”last_img read more

Study shows powerful corporations really do control the worlds finances

first_imgNetwork topology with a zoom on some major transnational corporations in the financial sector. Image from arXiv:1107.5728v1 [q-fin.GN]. (PhysOrg.com) — For many years conventional wisdom has said that the whole world is controlled by the monied elite, or more recently by the huge multi-national corporations that seem to sometime control the very air we breathe. Now, new research by a team based in ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, has shown that what we’ve suspected all along, is apparently true. The team has uploaded their results onto the preprint server arXiv. Jill Brown on why corporations get branded as ‘evil’ Citation: Study shows powerful corporations really do control the world’s finances (2011, August 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-powerful-corporations-world.html Using data obtained (circa 2007) from the Orbis database (a global database containing financial information on public and private companies) the team, in what is being heralded as the first of its kind, analyzed data from over 43,000 corporations, looking at both upstream and downstream connections between them all and found that when graphed, the data represented a bowtie of sorts, with the knot, or core representing just 147 entities who control nearly 40 percent of all of monetary value of transnational corporations (TNCs).In this analysis the focus was on corporations that have ownership in their own assets as well as those of other institutions and who exert influence via ownership in second, third, fourth, etc. tier entities that hold influence over others in the web, as they call it; the interconnecting network of TNCs that together make up the whole of the largest corporations in the world. In analyzing the data they found, and then in building the network maps, the authors of the report sought to uncover the structure and control mechanisms that make up the murky world of corporate finance and ownership.To zero in on the significant controlling corporations, the team started with a list of 43,060 TNCs taken from a sample of 30 million economic “actors” in the Orbis database. They then applied a recursive algorithm designed to find and point out all of the ownership pathways between them all. The resulting TNC network produced a graph with 600,508 nodes and 1,006,987 ownership connections. The team then graphed the results in several different ways to show the different ways that corporate ownership is held; the main theme in each, showing that just a very few corporations through direct and indirect ownership (via stocks, bonds, etc.) exert tremendous influence over the actions of those corporations, which in turn exert a huge impact on the rest of us.The authors conclude their report by asking, perhaps rhetorically, what are the implications of having so few exert so much influence, and perhaps more importantly, in an economic sense, what the implications are of such a structure on market competitiveness. Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: The network of global corporate control, Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder, Stefano Battiston, arXiv:1107.5728v1 [q-fin.GN] arxiv.org/abs/1107.5728AbstractThe structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability. So far, only small national samples were studied and there was no appropriate methodology to assess control globally. We present the first investigation of the architecture of the international ownership network, along with the computation of the control held by each global player. We find that transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions. This core can be seen as an economic “super-entity” that raises new important issues both for researchers and policy makers.Via Sciencenews.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

LGBT actors facing disaster following reintroduction of Hollywood morality clause

first_imgA new morality clause could result in LGBT+ actors being shoved back into the closet, a report has said.Since allegations of Harvey Weinstein raping and sexually assaulting scores of women have come to light, film studios have lost millions in paying disgraced actors wages and damages, leading to some studios exploring the reintroduction of a morality clause.  Hollywood LGBTI actors face threat from re-introduction of ‘morality clause’Rupert Everett: Hollywood treats gays as ‘second-class citizens’Dustin Lance Black tells agents deliberately closeting actors: ‘Open your eyes’PINK NEWS- Actor Portia De Rossi, who is married to Ellen DeGeneres, was subject to this clause when she starred in an advertising campaign for L’Oreal while she acted in Ally McBeal.(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)“The clause cited examples like public drunkenness, arrests, et cetera but I knew that it would include homosexuality,” de Rossi wrote.“The wording of the contract was vague, and I was unsure what would constitute a breach of the contract and how ‘morality‘ was defined. The whole thing made me sick.”Star of Fantastic Beasts and Perks of Being a Wallflower Ezra Miller recently spoke out about the fact that even outside of contractual obligations, queer stars are still warned to stay in the closet for fear that it will harm their career.“I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake,” Miller told Shortlist.“Folks in the industry, folks outside the industry. People I’ve never spoken to. They said there’s a reason so many gay, queer, gender-fluid people in Hollywood conceal their sexual identity, or their gender identity in their public image. I was told I had done a ‘silly’ thing in… thwarting my own potential to be a leading man.”“I was given a lot of stern talking-tos,” he added.It appears that the US might need its LGBT+ role models more than ever.The Trump administration recently refused to sign the Americas declaration in support of same-sex marriage.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… In the past, as morality clause has protected filmmakers and studios doling out damages to actors “if the talent engages in conduct that results in adverse publicity or notoriety or risks bringing the talent into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.And in an attempt to rewrite parts or omit disgraced actors like Kevin Spacey from the films in question altogether, Hollywood studios are debating the reintroduction of a morality clause, says The Advocate.(Getty)The measure, which prevents a studio from having to pay losses to an actor who is accused of sexual wrongdoing, leaves LGBT+ actors open to vulnerability as they could be forced to get back into the closet.Originally implemented in 1921, the law may have been introduced to ensure their reputation in the face of stars who had committed crimes of abuse, rape or even murder, but it soon resulted in a management of an actor’s personal life.“The studio bosses believed that in return for fat contracts their stars were under contract to appear — if not actually to be — ‘moral.’ If homosexuality was immoral in the mind of the general public, gay and lesbian actors needed to convince the public that they were straight, even to the extent of concocting pap for the media about their personal lives,” wrote historians Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more