Networking with Other Farmers Added Benefit of Attending Commodity Classic

first_imgConversations in the hallways and over lunch are an integral part of the educational experience at Commodity Classic, as farmers share their knowledge, passion and insight with their colleagues from across the nation.The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif. Attendees can register for all three days or for one day only.Attendee surveys indicate that networking with other farmers is a highly rated experience at Commodity Classic.“Commodity Classic attracts thousands of America’s best farmers from across the nation—and they all share a passion for agriculture and a thirst for knowledge,” said Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic. “We share with each other how we can make our farms more profitable; and, if I can tweak anything that comes from Texas or North Dakota to make my farm even better, that really adds to the value of attending Commodity Classic.”Paul Taylor, an Illinois farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic, said that striking up a conversation with other farmers is easy to do. “When you get several thousand farmers together, you find opportunities to get together—from receptions to the tradeshow floor to hearing each other’s comments during the Q&A periods after an educational session,” he said. “You can pick out people that you might have something in common with or somebody that knows something that you’d like to know about.”The 2018 Commodity Classic includes an impressive line-up of educational sessions, inspiring speakers, a huge trade show, entertainment and a wide array of technology, innovation and agronomic information.  Discover more and register online at www.commodityclassic.com. Hotel reservations should also be made through that website.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more

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Gorge groups sue to block Hawaiian garbage

first_imgA coalition of environmental groups and the Yakama Indian Nation sued in federal court Wednesday to stop the planned shipment of Hawaiian garbage up the Columbia River for burial in Klickitat County.The lawsuit cites concerns over invasive plants and animals that could be contained in the garbage, and alleges the plan has undergone inadequate environmental analysis.A private operator, Hawaiian Waste Systems, received final approval earlier this week to begin shipping large bales of shrink-wrapped garbage from Honolulu to be buried at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Klickitat County, which already receives imported garbage from mainland cities.The garbage would be shipped to the Port of Longview, where it would be off-loaded and shipped by rail through Clark County to the landfill.The plaintiffs submitted photos of ripped bales of garbage in a news release announcing the suit. The operator says the bales would be rewrapped for shipping and buried promptly upon receipt at the landfill.last_img read more

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Loaves and Fishes for seniors in La Center

first_imgA year ago, La Center’s twice-weekly senior lunches were sparsely attended. Few people knew about the meals offered by Loaves and Fishes, and many believed the food was available only for seniors in need. Fast forward 12 months, and the La Center Community Center presents an entirely different image.Now about 30 seniors attend the lunches on Mondays and Thursdays, some driving in from as far as Woodland and Vancouver for the hot meals.Live music fills the room once a month, and the tables are always adorned with homemade centerpieces and place mats. The lunches are now a twice-weekly social event for seniors.“What it’s providing right now, besides a hot meal … is a spot where they can come together, socialize with other people,” City Councilman Al Luiz said. “Just a place for them to get out of their homes and come interact with people their age.”Luiz and his wife, Trish, are a big reason behind the turnaround.Before Luiz ran for city council in 2009, he didn’t know the lunch event existed. He realized then that many seniors are probably unaware, as well. So earlier this year, the couple and former Councilwoman Barbara Vining went door-to-door in senior living communities and spread the word. Trish Luiz provides the homemade treats and decorations to spruce up the community center, and Al Luiz arranges for the musical entertainment.last_img read more

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House GOP tries to divert rail money to flood relief

first_imgWashington could lose some funds under a possible diversion of federal high-speed rail dollars. But the proposal isn’t likely to throw the state’s overall rail aspirations off track.In May, federal officials announced the reallocation of stimulus funds turned down by the state of Florida. Among the new beneficiaries was the Port of Vancouver, which received $15 million for a rail project.That amount hasn’t been formally secured yet, and could be diverted if funding is instead sent to disaster relief in the Midwest, as proposed.Even without the port’s allotment, Washington has already banked well over $700 million in high-speed rail funds, including $145 million awarded after Ohio and Wisconsin similarly rejected funding. Washington’s original share of rail funds was about $590 million, according to Washington State Department of Transportation spokesperson Melanie Coon.All of that funding is contractually obligated and cannot be reallocated, Coon said.WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans this week are side-tracking $1.5 billion in high-speed rail funds already awarded to several states.In an adroit maneuver, GOP lawmakers propose shifting the high-speed rail dollars to pay for Midwestern disaster relief. The move would help ease the federal deficit while it underscores Republican resistance toward the Obama administration’s rail plans.last_img read more

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UPDATE Meth bust among largest in county history

first_imgThe Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force seized 74 pounds of crystal meth in a series of raids earlier this week. In 2011, the then Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force seized more than 16 pounds of meth following the search of several Vancouver locations, including downtown restaurant-nightclub El Parral.In 2008, a Vancouver police Neighborhood Response Team seized 18 pounds of meth while investigating a forgery case in La Center.Police announced Wednesday that they made a $1 million methamphetamine bust earlier this week, the largest single meth seizure in county history.After serving a series of search warrants Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force recovered 74 pounds of crystal methamphetamine from an apartment at 11304 S.E. 10th St. in Cascade Park, Cmdr. Mike Cooke said Wednesday morning. The apartment was allegedly used as a safe house for drug traffickers, police said.The value of the meth is estimated to be about $932,400 based on a street price of $12,600 per pound, the sheriff’s office said.That’s the bulk price, said Sgt. Shane Gardner, a sheriff’s office spokesman. If sold on the street, where a typical person will use an amount the size of a sugar packet, it could be worth more, he said.Santos Camacho-Cardenas, 23, of Vancouver was arrested at the apartment on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. He is in the Clark County Jail on $250,000 bail with an immigrations hold, the sheriff’s office said.Amy Hill, Al Angelo Company community supervisor, said her company was caught off guard by the drug activity at the Cascades Apartments. Security personnel hired by the apartments didn’t notice suspicious activity and management didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary during an inspection about a month ago.last_img read more

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CRC education jobs are main topics at legislative breakfast

first_imgThe 2013 legislative session will be a busy one for state lawmakers. They will have to come up with a plan to make sure the state’s education system is adequately paid for while also working to improve the economy, legislators told Clark County business leaders on Friday morning. And, they’ll likely grapple with a major transportation package that will include money to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge. All nine legislators-elect from the county’s 17th, 18th and 49th districts participated in the legislative breakfast, along with 14th District Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima. The 14th District now reaches into parts of eastern Clark County.Many of the lawmakers pointed to the importance of securing funding for the Columbia River Crossing project during the upcoming session, although some of them continued to disagree on major elements of the megaproject. State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, said he’ll be happy to support a funding proposal for the CRC this session — if the light rail line is removed from the project. “The CRC project in my opinion has been an absolute boondoggle from the beginning,” Benton said. “If the light rail component comes off, then we can talk about funding for the CRC.”last_img read more

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Thieves take 5 tons of watermelon from Oregon stores

first_imgOREGON CITY, Ore. — Police and Clackamas County sheriff’s detectives say two men stole 17 pallets of watermelon — about 5 tons — from grocery stores in Beaverton and Tigard.Officials say they hit WinCo stores in the early morning hours of June 7. The watermelons had been left outside for sale. The men told one employee who confronted them at the Beaverton store they were removing the melons because they had black spots.The Oregonian reports surveillance video helped investigators identify two suspects — 42-year-old William Jake Traverso of Canby and 40-year-old Brad A. Taylor of Molalla. Deputies arrested Traverso on Tuesday at his parents’ home. They’re looking for Taylor.Police believe the pair sold most of the melons to small markets to support a methamphetamine addiction. Five pallets were recovered.last_img read more

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Try This Out of the Chute

first_imgCatch the last night of the annual Vancouver Rodeo as it completes its 43rd year. The night will be filled with crowd favorites such as steer wrestling, bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and bronco riding. Kids ages 8 and younger will test their sheep-riding skills during the mutton bustin’ event. There will be a free dance following the rodeo with DJ Glenn.When: Gates open at 5 p.m., rodeo starts at 7 p.m. tonight.Where: Clark County Saddle Club, 10505 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver.Admission: $10 to $25; $8 to $23 for seniors, active military members; $8 to $23 reserved for box seats for children up to 12, free general admission for children 6 and younger. $5 for parking.Telephone: 360-896-6654.Web: http://vancouverrodeo.comThe rodeo is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.2. Railroad awayChelatchie Prairie Railroad will host an independence-themed ride featuring the restored steam engine. The historic railroad ride travels through the forests of north Clark County on a 12-mile round-trip.When: Noon and 2:30 p.m. today and Sunday.Where: Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, 207 N. Railroad Ave., Yacolt.Admission: $18, $17 for seniors, $13 for children ages 5-11, $11 for ages 2-4, free for children ages 2 and younger.Telephone: 360-686-3559.Web: http://bycx.com3. Jazz in Battle GroundThe second-annual Tastes and Tunes will celebrate the food and wine of north Clark County. The event features eats created by Battle Ground restaurants, drinks from local wineries and brewers and a jazz performance by the Patrick Lamb Band. Drop Dead Red will be the opening act. The concert will benefit the Battle Ground Rotary.When: 3 to 9 tonight.Where: Gardner Center, Northeast Highway 503 and Eaton Boulevard, Battle Ground.Admission: $30 for those 21 and older which includes five tasting tickets, $1 for additional tasting tickets.Telephone: 360-980-0130.last_img read more

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3 run for CCFR fire district board seat

first_imgRichard BritschgiAge: 57.Occupation: Operations manager at an auto manufacturer.Notable endorsements: International Association of Firefighters local chapter No. 3674.David TownAge: 59.Occupation: International union representative.Notable endorsements: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades local chapter No. 10.W. “Frank” ManzaAge: 46.Occupation: Captain at Vancouver Fire Department.Notable endorsements: Firefighters with Clark County Fire & Rescue.Three candidates are vying for Position 1 on the Clark County Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners. The board, which meets twice a month, runs the fire protection district that serves more than 120 square miles in Ridgefield, La Center, Battle Ground and Woodland. Commissioners earn $114 for every meeting they attend, including additional committees, up to $10,944 annually during their six-year term.• Richard Britschgi holds the seat now; he was appointed in 2010 and elected in 2011. Previously, the La Center resident served as treasurer of the Washington State Firefighters Association Board of Trustees, vice president and president of the Clark County Firefighters Association, and, for 10 years, a volunteer firefighter with the fire district. He has received several community service awards.Although the district has lost more than $5.5 million in revenue since 2009, the board “managed to keep the district afloat,” he said. A contract with Woodland saved taxpayers money, and the district added five firefighters. Last week, the board voted not to pursue an EMS levy that would have increased property taxes.Britschgi wants to consolidate services by integrating Woodland and Battle Ground into the fire district, as La Center and Ridgefield were brought in in recent years.• David Town was a Fire District 12 commissioner from 1986 through 2000; around that time, he was also a volunteer firefighter. Town has more than 20 years of experience as a union representative.last_img read more

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Shooter kills 3 injures 1 at Jewish museum in Belgium

first_imgBRUSSELS — Three people were shot dead and a fourth seriously wounded Saturday in an armed attack at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, officials said. Police detained one suspect and were looking for a second.The bloodshed, on the eve of national and European Parliament elections, led officials to immediately raise anti-terror measures.Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, who was in the vicinity, said the scene “was terrible and left me shocked” as he saw two bodies lying at the entrance of the museum.Interior Minister Joelle Milquet told reporters that the shooter apparently parked a car outside before entering the museum. She added the gunman “apparently fired rather quickly, went outside and left.”The three dead were two women and a man, all of them shot in the face or throat, said Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office.Van Wymersch said one suspect was detained after he drove away from the museum around the time of the attack. A second person being sought for questioning left the area on foot. Van Wymersch said security camera footage was being studied to try to identify the person.last_img read more

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Man allegedly aims gun at bystander calling 911

first_imgA man allegedly pointed a revolver at a witness who was reporting his actions to 911 on Friday evening near a Safeway grocery store in Vancouver. The witness reportedly saw the man pointing a gun at some teenage girls.William J. Hall, 46, of Vancouver appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault in connection with the gun confrontation. Judge Robert Lewis held him in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $40,000 and appointed Vancouver attorney Steve Rucker to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Nov. 14.Hall said he took the gun from his glove box when some teenage girls attempted to “get into his car” and that one of the teens was armed with a hammer, according to a court affidavit by Vancouver police Officer Therman Bibens.Patrick Lenhart, 38, was one of at least three people who witnessed the episode shortly before 10 p.m. Friday near the grocery store at 2615 N.E. 112th Ave., court records say. He got out of the vehicle he was riding in and called 911 from the roadside to report the gun disturbance.Hall allegedly then pointed the loaded firearm at Lenhart.“I thought he was going to shoot me,” Lenhart said, according to the affidavit.Two other witnesses, Jor-Dan Martell, 23, and Samuel Hernandez, 27, said they also saw Hall pointing a silver revolver at a group of teenagers, court papers say.last_img read more

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All Macau casinos closed as Typhoon Mangkhut approaches

first_img Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August RelatedPosts Load More Gaming operations at all Macau casinos were suspended for the first time in the SAR’s history on Saturday night ahead of the anticipated arrival of Typhoon Mangkhut.The Macau government issued a press release shortly after 11pm stating that gaming floors in all 42 casinos had been shut down on the order of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, with the city’s six concessionaires having agreed to the historic move. Described as a “super typhoon” and stronger than Typhoon Hato, which killed 10 people and caused an estimated MP$11.5 billion worth of damage when it struck Macau in August 2017, Mangkhut saw authorities hoist Signal 8 typhoon warning at 2am on Sunday morning.In a statement, the government said that “the suspension of gaming operations is for the safety of casino employees, visitors to the city and residents.“The Civil Protection Operations Centre will – after reviewing community conditions once Typhoon Mangkhut has passed – make a recommendation as to when gaming operations might resume.”It added that casinos were urged to provide all necessary assistance to employees and visitors as stated in an emergency plan sent to all concessionaires by Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau last week.Typhoon Mangkhut had earlier struck the northern areas of the Philippines, with wind speeds of more than 200km/h recorded. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launchlast_img read more

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38 say flexible working is top influencer of job satisfaction globally

first_imgEmployees in western countries consider themselves to be happier in their jobs, more loyal to their employers and more productive at work, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.The Mobility, performance and engagement report, which is based on the self-assessment of 1,865 employees, found that the ability to work anywhere at any time is the top factor providing job satisfaction for respondents globally, cited by 38%.UK respondents rated this most highly, with 43% saying this was the case.In addition, the research found that just under a third (29%) of US respondents say that they are completely loyal to their employer, while 27% of German respondents say the same. However, just 5% of Japanese respondents say they have this level of loyalty to their employer.The report also found:15% of US and 10% of German respondents give themselves the maximum score for job satisfaction, compared to 6% in Singapore and 3% in Japan.A fifth (20%) of US respondents give themselves the maximum score for productivity, followed by 16% in Germany, 12% in the UK, 9% in Singapore and 5% in Japan.40% of early adopters of technology say they would never work for an organisation that did not allow them to use their own mobile devices for work.Chris Kozup, vice-president of marketing at Aruba, said: “The way we work is changing to suit the needs of GenMobile and if [organisations] do not stay ahead of the curve, they may inadvertently be creating less productive working environments that are overlooked by the best candidates.“It is clear that the freedom to work at a time that is most productive to the employee is crucial, which is why mobility is at the top of their checklist. Businesses need to evolve their offering now in order to secure GenMobile employees before their competitors do.“By doing this, the benefits will be long term and employers, both East and West, can compete on an equal footing to attract and keep talent.”last_img read more

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Irwin Mitchell reports a 128 mean gender pay gap

first_imgLaw firm Irwin Mitchell has reported a 12.8% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.Irwin Mitchell’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017 is 15.9%.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2017 is 18%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus payments is 20%. Over this period, 24.5% of female employees received a bonus payment compared to 28.6% of male employees.Under two-thirds (63.8%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Irwin Mitchell are female, compared to 73.1% in the second quartile, 78.6% in the third quartile and 75.6% in the lowest pay quartile. Of its partner population, 42% are women.To address its gender pay gap, Irwin Mitchell is continuing its commitment to diversity and inclusion by extending its range of internal networks to provide greater levels of support to staff. This includes the recent introduction of the IM Modern Families group and the IM New Parents group. Furthermore, the law firm will continue to roll out agile working across its offices and promote flexible working opportunities for all employees across every level of the business.Irwin Mitchell will additionally monitor gender pay through its promotion processes and pay and bonus review cycle, as well as implement leadership development programmes for existing and potential leaders within the business.Andrew Tucker, group chief executive at Irwin Mitchell, said: “At Irwin Mitchell, we have a long-standing commitment to fairness, equality and inclusion and our aim is for everyone to be able to build a successful career with us. Our employees via regular engagement surveys agree that Irwin Mitchell is an inclusive and diverse place to work.“We are proud that our pay gap is better than the UK national average and better than the legal sector average. However, we will continue to work on understanding the factors that influence our relatively small pay gap and ensure that we take action to improve this over time. Our policies on recruitment, promotion, pay and bonus have been effective in managing our pay gap but we will continue to focus on further improvements.“We are focused on monitoring and improving our gender pay gap and are confident that the initiatives we have in place will support this.”last_img read more

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Government increases funding for industrial strategy to boost UKs productivity

first_imgAutumn Budget 2018: The government has announced increased investment for initiatives within its Industrial Strategy in order to improve productivity across the UK.Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) confirmed in his Autumn Budget 2018 speech, delivered at the House of Commons on Monday 29 October, that research and development will receive an additional £1.6 billion of funding. In addition, the Industrial Strategies Challenge Fund, which aims to support technologies of the future, will receive a £1.1 billion investment. This includes up to £121 million for the Made Smarter programme, which seeks to support the transformation of manufacturing through digitally-enabled technology, and up to £78 million for the Stephenson Challenge. This initiative supports innovation in electric motor technology.In alignment with this, Jason Furman, an American economist and professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, will lead a review of competition in the digital economy.To further raise productivity, the 2018 Budget also addresses management capabilities, based on the government’s work with the Be the Business movement and its findings from the Industrial Strategy Business Productivity Review. Therefore, the government will implement a Small Business Leadership Programme, delivered in partnership with business schools and leading organisations in England. In 2019-2020, 2,000 places will be delivered, with a target of training 10,000 individuals a year by 2025.As part of this commitment, the government will also invest £20 million in 2019-2020 to support local peer-to-peer networks focused on business improvement and invest up to £25 million in to the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme, placing more than 200 additional graduates and academics with relevant skills into firms to translate their research insights into business growth.The government will further invest £235 million to support the development and commercialisation of quantum technologies; this includes up to £70 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and £35 million to aid a new national quantum computing centre. The government believes that a focus on these technologies could impact global issues, such as disease and climate change, by transforming capabilities in computing, sensing and communications.The Budget announcement also confirmed that the government will continue to explore the opportunities and utilisation of artificial intelligence (AI), as well as investigate how this technology and the data gathered can be used. To support this work, the government will invest up to £50 million in a new Turing AI Fellowships scheme, to bring the best global researchers in AI to the UK, and place an additional £100 million in an international fellowship scheme.The government will also invest £315 million to a new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, to support businesses with high energy use to transition to a low carbon future and reduce their bills through increased energy efficiency.The Industrial Strategy aims to boost productivity by backing businesses to create good jobs and increase the earning power of people throughout the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure.In his speech, Hammond said: “This time I will leave it to the Budget Red Book to set out more detail of the many measures we will take today, including our commitment to technology with £1.6 billion of new investments to support our modern industrial strategy, from nuclear fusion to quantum computing, and £150 million for fellowships to attract the brightest talent to these shores from around the world so that our scientific research continues to lead the world. And, our commitment to infrastructure, expanding the National Productivity Investment Fund once again, to over £38 billion by 2023-2024.”last_img read more

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MakeAWish Foundation 5K held at Zoo Miami

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – People from across South Florida laced up to keep some special children’s wishes coming true.The 2016 Walk for Wishes 5K took place at Zoo Miami, Sunday. Hundreds of people gathered to raise money for children facing life-threatening medical conditions.The event was hosted by 7’s own Alex de Armas.The $70,000 raised will go to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And they’re off!!! 🏃🏻 #WalkforWishes @makeawishsfla @zoomiami pic.twitter.com/yZIzgyU43i— Alex de Armas (@alexdearmaswsvn) May 21, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Cast of Alice Through the Looking Glass welcomes newcomer

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sacha Baron Cohen is the man who makes Wonderland tick … and tock.Sacha Baron Cohen: “The challenge was, how to create this new character and put it into a Lewis Carroll piece and make it feel like it’s authentic.”Johnny Depp is back as the Mad Hatter, but he was more excited for his new castmate.Johnny Depp: “Truly the only person you can bring into play Time would be Sacha Baron Cohen. You could have all the expectations in the world and he is going to do the opposite, and it’s fantastic.”Also returning to Wonderland, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. The actresses are the sister duo of the White Queen and the Red Queen.Helena Bonham Carter: “It’s a real gift to have a chance to have a go at a part again because you never do, usually. You do a part in a film, it’s not like doing a play where you can try again each night.”Anne Hathaway: “I think the thing we are all here for is to make the fans of the first one happy. We just want to take them further into the journey.” “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is the sequel to the 2010 movie “Alice in Wonderland.” The movie brings the old cast together with a newbie who gets added to the mix. The cast took the time to talk about Alice and Father Time.Alice returned to Wonderland this weekend, in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” It’s been six years since Mia Wasikowska was Alice in Wonderland. But six years in “human land” is three years in Wonderland.Mia Wasikowska: “In this one, you will see Alice is more sure of herself. She feels incredibly empowered and sort of strong and grounded in who she is.”Alice comes home to a society that doesn’t approve of her independence, and finds out her friends in Wonderland need her.Mia Wasikowska (as Alice Kingsleigh): “The Hatter is my truest friend. If he’s in need, I will help him.”Alice needs to go back in time to save the Mad Hatter. In Wonderland, Time is part clock, part human, and he’s a new character in this iconic story.Sacha Baron Cohen: “All these other characters like the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, they’ve existed for more than a century, so there’s a challenge in that you have to make sure this new character of Time is as iconic, but doesn’t feel out of place.” last_img read more

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50foot tree lights up in annual Merrick Park tree lighting

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Guests gathered in Coral Gables Thursday night to see 55,000 lights switched on as part of the annual Merrick Park tree lighting celebration.After the lights lit up on the 50-foot tree, the Coral Gables High School choir treated guests with a performance.The Miami Royal Ballet also performed, along with stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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In wake of Parkland shooting Miami high school students reach out to

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, students at a high school in Miami are reaching out to peers who may be hesitant to ask for help.Students from the Design and Architecture High School (DASH) started a project called “No More Stalling” as part of the Lead2Feed program. They have been posting signs in bathroom stalls with hotlines for issues other students may be facing.Their teacher, Zudannie Nunez-Hernandez, said she’s proud of her pupils’ outreach efforts.“I have an amazing group of students who were inspired by the tragic events that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas,” she said. “They wanted to find a way that they could give back to their own peers and assist with the issues that are occurring in our society.”Organizers hope the project will help classmates who are afraid to speak publicly about their issues, since they can make the calls anonymously.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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