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Welcome to Oscar Experts Typing, a weekly column featured in the editors and experts at Gold Derby Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss the Oscar race – Slack, of course. In a special midweek contribution, we question the possible winners of the New York Film Critics Circle on Friday at the beginning of December and with it a rush of critical awards.

Christopher Rosen: Hello Joyce! It’s been a great week for us. We’ve seen West Side Story, we’ve seen Nightmare Alley, the National Board of Review will announce its nominees on Thursday, and the New York Film Critics Circle will honor the best films and actors of the year on Friday. Critic groups aren’t always the most reliable precursors to the Oscars – FYC, winner of the New York Film Critics Circle for Best Supporting Actress Tiffany Haddish for “Girls Trip” – but I think there’s a chance the New York group might bring some longtime contenders back into the conversation. So let’s start with some actors who I think could make hay on Friday based solely on the anecdotal evidence I have from my friendship with some members of the group who have sworn to secrecy about their voices. Best actor is invited, but I can’t help but think Simon Rex is a serious threat to the NYFCC vote here. He rules “Red Rocket,” a firecracker indie movie with huge “Uncut Gems” vibes – and it would be great to have him back in the game for a long nomination. It just feels right, doesn’t it? Then there’s our buddy, Mr. Ben Affleck. Last year there was NYFCC Chadwick Boseman his Supporting Actor Award for “Da 5 Bloods” – which was a surprise as most expected Boseman to win with “Ma Rainey” to lead. But it usually helps to have multiple acclaimed appearances. Here is the NYFCC rulebook: “The ballot papers are meant to show performance in a single film. If several achievements are issued within the calendar year, the majority of the members present will decide on the recognition of one or more achievements. ”All this means that Affleck will have two really strong performances this year and if there is ever a group that will match his If work on The Last Duel is falling apart, it could be the NYFCC. But what do you mean, Joyce? Will there be chaos there and is this here? Kristen Stewart will win the first of many critical awards?

Joyceeng: I’ve said for a long time that Affleck is the perfect candidate for those “works” that multiple critics like to distribute when an actor has several projects in a year. NYFCC excellent Laura Dern Two years ago for “Marriage Story” and “Little Women” and as a supporting actor, they named it Matthew McConaughey, in the early stages of the McConaissance, for “Bernie” and “Magic Mike” nine years ago. Ben would be a similar type of win if they crowned him for “The Last Duel” and “The Tender Bar,” and you would love to see it. As for KStew, I feel like she’s too obvious a winner. In that sense, she is the Oscar frontrunner and the last three NYFCC Champions for Best Actress were a little further to the left of center: Regina Hall for “Support the girls”, Lupita Nyong’o for “us” and Sidney Flanigan for “never seldom sometimes always”. Nyong’o came closest to an Oscar nomination, which arguably wasn’t that close, given that she was competing with a horror film. I can see that it works Renate Reinsve for “The Worst Person in the World” or more high profile Oscar contenders but famous names like Penelope Cruz for “parallel mothers” or Olivia Colman for “The Prodigal Daughter”. I can even see Alana Haim for the Peak LA movie “Licorice Pizza” – so we don’t forget, NYFCC was the one who awarded best film to “La La Land”, not LAFCA. Last year NYFCC bestowed First Cow, which did not receive a single Oscar nomination. I don’t think this will happen again, but who knows what those crazy kids are going to do. I think “The Power of the Dog” is the safest prediction here.

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Christopher Rosen: It’s true, the stars stand for “The Power of the Dog”, which is critically acclaimed and has the kind of glossy sheen of a critics group best picture winner. But I also see a spread-the-wealth scenario. Last year the New York critics gave up Chloe Zhao their award for the best director, but not for “Nomadland” itself. Jane Campion feels like a slam dunk winner for best director this year (if she lost on Friday I would be justifiably stunned), but maybe there is another movie that anticipates itself in the final bill. Something Sundance-like like “Summer of Soul” or “Flee”, or Cannes-like like “Titane” or “The Worst Person in the World” or even New York-y like “Shiva Baby” or … “West Side Story” “? It may not be that far-fetched. After all, American Hustle received the highest honors from the NYFCC in 2013, and while the electoral board has changed somewhat in the eight years since that surprising election, there is at least the possibility that a major mainstream release that is shown late could break in as a consensus vote. But before I go, I want to highlight one other best actor pick that I should keep a close eye on: Nicolas Cagewhose performance in “pig” has avid critics – particularly NYFCC members. I would be shocked if he left the critics’ groups in December without at least one great honor.

Joyceeng: The timeliness bias was pretty darn strong in this American Hustle win. Are you setting your flag for Nic to win one of the Big Three? That is definitely not impossible. He’s also a past winner, and it’s been a while since they had a repeat champion in that category (DDL won its fourth for “Lincoln”). And you’re right – they tend to spread the wealth, and lately it’s been hard for a movie to win more than two awards with them unless you’re “Carol” or Alfonso Cuaron DP’ing your own movie. So, yeah, we could have a BP / BD split here for a third year in a row. One thing you can probably bet on is that what wins best movie here is unlikely to win with our West Coast pals, as they have only met three times since 2010. #neverforget LA featured on “Small Ax” last year.

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Experts advise on preparing for the repayment of the student loan – WDVM25 & DCW50 http://dogdoright.com/experts-advise-on-preparing-for-the-repayment-of-the-student-loan-wdvm25-dcw50/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 22:02:26 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/experts-advise-on-preparing-for-the-repayment-of-the-student-loan-wdvm25-dcw50/

Might see snow / rain mix for the weekend

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Sunny skies help us warm up a little before Thanksgiving

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Tactical expert breaks video of deadly confrontation in Aurora – FOX31 Denver http://dogdoright.com/tactical-expert-breaks-video-of-deadly-confrontation-in-aurora-fox31-denver/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 05:52:32 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/tactical-expert-breaks-video-of-deadly-confrontation-in-aurora-fox31-denver/

Warm and sunny on Sunday; Dry stretching continues

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Man tries to stab police officers, locks himself in car near Washington Park

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Warm and sunny on Sunday; Dry stretching continues

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Adoption is skyrocketing dog rescue in Colorado

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Small business Saturday in the old town of Arvada

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Peaceful prayer meeting in Nome Park in response to student shootings

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What our editors bought on Black Friday http://dogdoright.com/what-our-editors-bought-on-black-friday/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 19:16:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/what-our-editors-bought-on-black-friday/

Looking for more vacation offers? Visit our Cyber ​​Week Guide to see the best sales to shop during Black Friday.

We at CNN Underscored look at products and discounts every day, but with Black Friday in full swing and hundreds of brands dropping prices drastically, there have been some sales that even our shop-obsessed employees couldn’t miss. From Swedish tea towels and Lululemon leggings to Apple Watch bracelets and even a canine DNA kit, here are all the impulse purchases our team of shopping experts just couldn’t resist.

Swedish tea towel

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After cooking and cleaning up a few Thanksgiving side dishes yesterday, I realized how many paper towels I burned while preparing them. I wanted to try out these critically acclaimed Swedish tea towels, so I figured I’d finally get them at today’s cheap Black Friday retail price. – Suzanne Kattau, editor product test

Wunder Under Scalloped Hem High-Rise Crop 23-Inch Luxtreme

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Wunder Under Scalloped Hem High-Rise Crop 23-Inch Luxtreme

Now that they’re on sale, I’m finally treating myself to a Lululemon leggings. I choose the Wunder Under Scalloped Leggings because I love the extra little flair on the hem and I’ve heard from Underscored editors that they are THE right ones! – Rosanne Salvatore, assistant editor

Machete Apple Watch Band in Clear ($ 65; shopmachete.com)

Machete Apple Watch Band in clear

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Machete Apple Watch Band in clear

I’ve been on a big Apple Watch band kick lately and have been keeping my eye on this classic, clear acetate for quite a while. Thanks to Machete’s Black Friday sale, I ended up saving 20% ​​(as I bought one of the brand’s cute claw clips while I was at it). – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club

I absolutely love Atlas Coffee Club and think it is one of the best and easiest gifts for any vacation. The coffee is delicious, the bags are beautiful, and you can even choose the shipping date so it’s not early or late. It’s the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy person, and I’ll likely pick up more subscriptions if I cross people off my list. – Kai Burkhardt, co-editor

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

I felt like the new Guardians of the Galaxy game was about to hit the market a few weeks after it was released, and my patience has indeed been rewarded. I can’t wait to dive into this critically acclaimed Marvel action game, especially since I got it for half the price. – Michael Andronico, Senior Tech Writer

The Sichuan Salsero Set

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The Sichuan Salsero Set

We recently reviewed Fly By Jing’s new frozen dumplings, but I’m ashamed to say I haven’t even tried the brand’s signature seasonings and sauces – until now. Thanks to the 40% discount promotion (plus an additional 15% discount if you use the exclusive code FBJCNN15) I finally got the Sichuan Salsero Set, with which you can choose a spice jar (I chose the Mala Spice Mix). and a handcrafted salsero spoon (the Tortuga colorway was my choice). Cant wait to display it on my countertop and spice up my whole kitchen. – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Anker Nano II charger

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Anker Nano II charger

My love for the wall plug of the Anker Nano II is very well known. And we’re finally seeing a discount on the 65 watt device that has become my trusted companion for charging everything from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro to countless other devices. I just had to get one more. – Jacob Krol, technology and electronics editor

Baggu Horizontal duck pocket

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Baggu Horizontal duck pocket

Do I need this horizontal cow print duck bag from Baggu? No I have not. Especially when you consider that I already have the brand’s traditional duck bag with a grid pattern and keep getting compliments for it. But did I also want the horizontal version with a cow motif? Yes, yes i have. And since it was 20% off, I bought it. – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Wray phone case

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Wray phone case

If something comes in a checked pattern, I WILL buy it. Our wonderful lifestyle editor reported the Wray sale to me, and of course I had to get this checkered phone case! I never go looking for new phone cases but this felt like a convenient purchase as my current case has definitely seen better days. I like the “spice” color, which feels neutral enough that I won’t get tired of it in a week, but fun enough to keep things interesting. – Hayley Saltzman, director of social affairs

AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim

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AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim

I’ve wanted an AeroGarden for a while, so I just had to buy one when I saw the huge discount from Best Buy. The Harvest Elite Slim is nearly $ 100 cheaper, and its small footprint is greatly appreciated with the limited counter space in my New York City apartment. – Kai Burkhardt, co-editor

Wray cushion cover

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Wray cushion cover

My obsession with checkers carries over to my taste in interior design. I have all white linens and thought these plaid pillowcases would add a fun pop of color to my bedroom. I call my design aesthetic “neutral, with happy / strange accents in bright colors,” so these pillowcases definitely fit the picture. – Hayley Saltzman, director of social affairs

Murad Environmental Shield quick serum to correct dark spots

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Murad Environmental Shield quick serum to correct dark spots

If you’re a skin picker like me, you probably have some past blemishes, current dark spots that need to fade. This somewhat expensive Murad serum works as if by magic to stimulate cell turnover and rid your skin of these stains as quickly as possible. When I saw it was 30% off, I immediately put it in my cart. – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Wisdom Panel Essentials Canine DNA Kit

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Wisdom Panel Essentials Canine DNA Kit

We got a bitch at the beginning of the year and this will be the first time that she is spending the holidays with us. Yes, I know this gift is not for her, it is really for me, but my partner and I want to know what specific racial mix she is so that we are better equipped for training and possible health issues across the board. And with the sale of Wisdom Panel, I got a $ 30 discount on the basic set. – Kai Burkhardt, co-editor

Oribe dry texturizing spray

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Oribe dry texturizing spray

Oribe dry texturizing spray is my # 1 favorite hair product of all time – it has the most amazing scent and gives just the right amount of texture and hold to just about any style. I use it every day – when I wear my hair straight, when I let it air dry, and when I wear it curly. I’m always waiting for it to go on sale and I’m lucky our resident deal guru Chelsea Stone found this deal for me! I love that it comes with a travel size version because it’s so good that I always want to pack it for every trip. – Hayley Saltzman, director of social affairs

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Why the breed was not included in the trial for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery http://dogdoright.com/why-the-breed-was-not-included-in-the-trial-for-the-murder-of-ahmaud-arbery/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:30:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/why-the-breed-was-not-included-in-the-trial-for-the-murder-of-ahmaud-arbery/

From the moment video footage of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder went viral on social media in May 2020, many viewers referred to it as a lynching.

They concluded that racial animus led Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan to pursue Arbery and shoot him for no reason. For many who watched the video, the fact that a black man jogging down the street in the middle of the day, then cornered and shot by three whites, undoubtedly represented a lynching motivated by Arbery’s skin color as he traveled through much of the white suburb of Georgia.

Then there were other bright elements. Bryan, who taped the fatal encounter, told authorities Travis McMichael, who pulled the trigger, called Arbery a racial slur after the shooting. One of the pickup trucks the men were chasing after Arbery had an old Georgia state flag license plate. The flag, which was flown from 1956 to 2001, prominently featured the Confederate battle flag, which has become a symbol of the ideology of the lost cause that falsely claims that the civil war was not about slavery.

Systemic problems of racism also played a major role in the case. The men were arrested 74 days after Arbery was murdered, only after the shooting video leaked and went viral, and after days of protests.

Why did the arrests last so long? critics wondered. Body camera Recordings from the first on-site officer to respond on February 23, 2020, showed the officer who was caring for Travis McMichael, telling him to “take a deep breath” and be careful not to get blood on himself after shooting Arbery . The white officer seemed sympathetic with him. “Do what you have to do”, “I can only imagine” and “Do we have someone we can call for you?” Said the officer to Travis McMichael. The treatment was reminiscent of officials buying a burger king meal for an avowed white racist shortly after he murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. Why were these white men who did heinous acts against black people turned up by the police?

But despite all of the racist questions surrounding the core facts of the case, skin color was barely an issue during this month’s trial of the three men convicted of the murder of Arbery on Wednesday. It was only in the closing argument that prosecutor Linda Dunikoski mentioned the Arbery breed. The McMichaels and Bryan, she said, felt entitled to chase Arbery “because he was a black guy who walked the street”.

Legal experts and activists speaking to Vox said it was strategic not to bring up the breed in the trial. The question before the prosecutors was tough: “Play it safe” by not offending an almost exclusively white jury by talking about race and racism or by taking a risk by addressing the elephant in the room.

“The prosecutors tried to convince the jury. They are in the deep south, so a Confederate flag on a jury’s head cannot superficially be equated with racism or white supremacy. If you cross that line, you’ve lost it, ”said Tiffany Jeffers, professor of law and legal practice at Georgetown University Law Center.

However, some experts argued that prosecutors’ decision not to mention the breed in front of an almost entirely white jury suggests that progress on racial justice has been marginal.

“Many people in our country cling to the myth of color blindness. They think that if you talk about race you are racist, so they are afraid to talk about race. The whitewash of this process needs to be addressed, ”said Justin Hansford, professor at Howard University School of Law.

The defense used racist tropes while the prosecution evaded race

Prosecutors originally signaled that they planned to produce racial evidence during the trial to help the jury see racism as a motive for the three men. Evidence included a Facebook post by Travis McMichael referring to Johnny Rebel, the 1960s supremacist white singer who made racist music with the N word interspersed; racist text messages from Bryan’s cell phone; and a Facebook post “Identity Dixie” by Gregory McMichael, according to the New York Times. Prior to the trial, the defense attempted to exclude the Confederate emblem from the trial, but the judge allowed it, although the prosecution never raised the jury. In fact, none of these details were presented to the jury.

While prosecutors did not rely on allegations of racism to avenge Arbery’s death, the race entered the process differently.

One defense attorney insisted that black pastors and leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton should not sit in the courtroom as they allegedly intimidated the jury. “We don’t want more black pastors coming here … sitting with the victim’s family trying to influence the jury on this case,” Defense attorney Kevin Gough told the judge. Gough later apologized.

From left, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, Rev. Al Sharpton, Arbery’s father, Marcus Arbery, and civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump react after the jury convicted Travis McMichael on November 24 at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia.
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The defense team also cited running through a series of dog whistles about Arbery’s hygiene and appearance, though they never mentioned Arbery’s skin color or that of his killers.

“Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after his choices doesn’t reflect the reality of what Ahmaud Arbery brought to Satilla Shores in his sock-khaki shorts that cover his long, dirty toenails,” said defense attorney Laura Hogue Jury in closing remarks.

Legal experts and activists following the trial have blown Hogue’s rhetoric. Civil rights activist Benjamin Crump asserts Hogue’s description likened Arbery to a “runaway slave” and ridiculously implied that the men had the right to “pursue him and make him go after him or kill him”.

Defense lawyers mixed up these racist tropes with arguments about the three men who had to patrol Satilla Shores to protect residents and property in the suburbs.

The composition of the jury forced the race to get even bigger in the process before it started. Eleven jurors were white and one was black in a district that is 27 percent black.

“The [nearly all-white makeup of the jury] was entirely on purpose. The judge took note of it but didn’t rule, ”Jeffers said. “You expect juries to resemble the communities they represent.”

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a right to a criminal trial by an impartial jury, but there is no law that says that a jury must be racially representative of the area in which it is held. Senior prosecutor Dunikoski alleged the defense disproportionately hit qualified black jurors and based some of their beatings on race. Although the jury found the men guilty of murder, there is ample reason to question the decision to beat almost all black jurors from the start, experts told Vox.

“Whiteness is a race. It’s an ideology and there is prejudice with it, but we don’t have these discussions, ”Jeffers said. “The whole burden is put on the blackness and any possible prejudice that black people have because of their race. But nobody talks about the potential bias of white jurors. “

While the verdict was widely welcomed by civil rights activists in the trial, many experts speaking to Vox signaled the impression that the country is still not grappling with racism and how it infiltrates many facets of American life.

“All of these processes seem to be happening at once, and these conversations are not going to go away,” said Hansford, adding that the process only made the need to teach subjects like critical racial theory even more urgent. “It taught me how they can try to use these racist tropes like talking about someone’s ‘dirty toenails’ to win the accused’s freedom,” he said.

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Suspected dog attack leads 500 critically endangered seagulls to abandon their nests http://dogdoright.com/suspected-dog-attack-leads-500-critically-endangered-seagulls-to-abandon-their-nests/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 01:38:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/suspected-dog-attack-leads-500-critically-endangered-seagulls-to-abandon-their-nests/
The bodies of several seagulls were found dead around the nesting site after an alleged dog attack.

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The bodies of several seagulls were found dead around the nesting site after an alleged dog attack.

One of the main breeding colonies of the endangered native bird season has collapsed, and experts believe a dog was to blame.

Around 500 threatened black-billed gulls that weathered the Canterbury floods last week have given up their nesting grounds in the upper Waimakariri River near Woodstock.

Now there are only a few abandoned eggs and the bodies of two dead seagulls left.

Black-billed gulls or Tarāpuka are considered nationally critical – just as endangered as Kākāpō.

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David Owen, Canterbury’s Braided Rivers Biodiversity Advisor (ECan) said the council’s ornithologist suspected a canine attack was responsible.

The dead birds appeared to have broken bones and were carried away by the colony uneaten, he said.

The colony, too, collapsed suddenly and without warning.

“Every avoidable bird death is a massive blow to our local ecology.

“The nesting site where the birds were found appeared to be one of the most important nesting sites for the season due to the number and types of species present there.”

Hundreds of nests along the Waimakariri River have since been abandoned.

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Hundreds of nests along the Waimakariri River have since been abandoned.

While ECan couldn’t say for sure that the colony collapse was caused by a dog, Owen said it was still a sad reminder of the fragility of braided river birds and the importance of being careful along the way – “dog in tow or not “.

“It is important to consider how our presence could affect our native species, especially birds during their nesting season. Braided river birds nest between rocks, so it is often difficult for us to see their eggs.

“Dogs and other predators can, however, sniff them out and easily decimate entire nesting sites within a short period of time, and vehicles can also significantly impair nesting sites.”

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DOC classifies the black-billed gull as nationally critical – but few people know how rare it is (first published January 2018)

Owen said the colony had received extensive volunteer support, some even stationed nearby to educate river users about the nests and their vulnerabilities.

“We’re really grateful to these people for their support, that’s encouraging. It is essentially about needing more of these measures to protect these bird species. “

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has placed restrictions on dogs in public nature reserves to protect endangered wildlife, especially during the spring and summer breeding season.

Several of the abandoned nests on the Waimakariri River.

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Several of the abandoned nests on the Waimakariri River.

People can check the DOC website to see if their dogs are allowed, and trails can be filtered by dog ​​access.

Dogs should be kept under control at all times as they can easily become overexcited with native species, DOC said.

People bringing pups to the beach are urged to keep an eye out for penguins and seals, and anyone bringing them camping should arrange for any permits required in advance.

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Beyond that, the weekend box office wins http://dogdoright.com/beyond-that-the-weekend-box-office-wins/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 21:29:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/beyond-that-the-weekend-box-office-wins/

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
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As we reported yesterday, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is going better than predicted this weekend. It doesn’t break any records, but its unpredictable $ 44 million opening was easily enough to get it to number one on the box office charts of the weekend. You’ll ask, so we checked: this is less than what Ghost hunters (2016) Made on the opening weekend, but not much less. Save this information for every stupid internet fight you want to wage.

After that is Marvels Eternal, which fell pretty far to $ 10 million this weekend. That’s a solid drop, but the film is still at $ 135 million after three weeks. Some of these other movies would kill for that kind of money … like, say, Clifford the big red dog, which raised just $ 8 million this weekend and has a total of $ 33 million.

The next one (or should we say “the next two” because Will Smith says so in the trailer?) Is King Richardwhich brought in a not-so-great $ 5.7 million. The movie is currently available on HBO Max, so there’s a chance it could eat up its potential winnings, much like it did when it came in fifth dune. It made $ 3 million this weekend and is nearly at $ 100 million, so IIt’s likely to hit that mark, but the box office is notoriously unpredictable these days. (Experts thought Ghostbusters: Afterlife would make less than $ 40 million, but it mattered a little more!)

The rest of the top 10 are unremarkable (who wants to hear about it Poison: Let there be slaughter for an eighth week in a row?), but there’s something interesting about falling back to 17th place. Find Mike Mills’ C’mon C’mon, a film that isn’t about that the theme song too save me. It made $ 134,447 which is very little, but it just did five Screens. That’s an average of more than $ 26,000 per screen, and we were impressed a month ago if The French shipping got $ 25,000 per screen.

if C’mon C’mon expands as far as Ghostbusters: Afterlife and keeping that average (which is impossible and never will) it will … make even less money than it does itself Eternal deserved. Hollywood is brutally. Nevertheless, this information comes from Checkout Mojo, and you can go there for more detailed numbers. The complete top 10, inclusive Poison: Let there be slaughter, is below.

  1. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  2. Eternal
  3. Clifford the big red dog
  4. King Richard
  5. dune
  6. Poison: Let there be slaughter
  7. No time to die
  8. The French shipping
  9. Belfast
  10. Ron went wrong
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Legislators, legal experts react to the Rittenhouse ruling http://dogdoright.com/legislators-legal-experts-react-to-the-rittenhouse-ruling/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 21:11:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/legislators-legal-experts-react-to-the-rittenhouse-ruling/

Lawmakers and legal experts across the country responded Friday to the innocent verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, in which many criticized his acquittal on all five counts in the shooting of three men, two of whom were fatal, in a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in support of Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot in the back by police in August 2020.

Rittenhouse, 18, was charged with five crimes, the shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum (36) and Anthony Huber (26) and the non-fatal shooting of Gaige Großkreutz, now 27.

The twelve-person jury made a decision on Friday afternoon after four days of deliberation.

Rittenhouse shivered as the jury pronounced the verdict and wept after all five “not guilty” charges were read out.

Lawyers for Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, claim he was defending himself from an angry crowd of protesters when he fired multiple shots from an AR-15 rifle.

“I did nothing wrong. I defended myself, ”said Rittenhouse. “I didn’t mean to kill her. I wanted to stop the people who attacked me. “

Prosecutors argued he incited violence when he took the 30-minute drive from his hometown of Antioch, Illinois to the protests and carried a loaded AR-15 rifle through the highly emotional crowd that opposed the shooting of Blake by the Police demonstrated. The 29-year-old black man was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer outside his Kenosha apartment complex. His three children witnessed the shooting, which was videotaped by a viewer, which quickly went viral and sparked outrage.

Blake remained partially paralyzed. The officers involved have not been charged with criminal charges following an investigation by the Kenosha District Attorney.

Testimony at the trial indicated that Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum – who was discharged from a mental hospital that day and was seen by others and in video footage that acted erratically during the protests – after chasing him into a parking lot. Rittenhouse then shot and killed Huber and Grosskreutz, who testified that he had drawn a pistol that he was carrying with him because he believed Rittenhouse was an active shooter when they were chasing him.

The Rittenhouse case has become a focal point in the country’s culture wars.

Conservatives rallied around the teenager, characterizing him as an All-American hero who protected the city from stormy protests while he exercised his gun rights.

For others, Rittenhouse stands for extremism, right-wing extremism and a judicial system geared towards white privileges.

The chaotic process brought a media circus to Kenosha, where 500 Army National Guard soldiers were stationed Friday to prepare for the riot after the verdict.

Circuit judge Bruce Schroeder sometimes came under fire for bizarre behavior and feelings of sympathy for Rittenhouse. He allowed Rittenhouse to select jurors from a tumbler and later cast gun possession charges he faced.

Here are some of the early responses to the ruling from lawmakers and criminal law experts:

Governor Kathy Hochul: “Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people with an assault weapon. That is not justice. If there was a question about why we need strict gun safety laws, this is your answer. That should never have happened in the first place. We have a lot to do”, she tweeted.

New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams: “The decision is an indictment of irresponsible laws that make our society far more violent and insecure under the guise of personal freedom and so-called self-defense. It also sends an extremely dangerous message to those in our country who – often born of prejudice and ignorance – seek anarchy to wreak havoc in their communities and possibly murder their neighbors. We shouldn’t be shocked. We should focus on acting quickly and honestly, ”he said in a statement.

New York Attorney General Letitia James: “This is a dark day for our judicial system. As a lawyer, I respect the judges’ judgments. But this is another reminder that our system needs to be uprooted and reformed. ” she tweeted.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. You should be alive today. . . The only reason they aren’t is because a violent, dangerous man decided to take a gun across state lines and shoot people. . . To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement. ” he tweeted.

New York City Public Advocate and Gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams: “The Kyle Rittenhouse trial and ruling are clear and devastating representations of the way our country and legal system view innocence and guilt, vigilante groups and villains, race and the fight against racial injustice.” he said in a statement. “All over the country we see people who are committed not to change systems of injustice, but to use these systems to harm those who protest or protest against it. This ruling sets a new standard that will only encourage future Kyle Rittenhouses – some armed with guns on the streets, some of them armed with repression in the government. “

Gale Brewer, Manhattan District President: “Joseph Rosenbaum, 36 and Anthony Huber, 26 – victims killed by Kyle Rittenhouse. The killer is free in WI thanks to a miscarriage of justice. Huber leaves behind a stepdaughter, Rosenbaum a daughter. White supremacy, guns and institutional racism are a toxic combination. ” she tweeted.

State Senator Zellnor Myrie: “This is not just one case in … an already-failing system … The United States Supreme Court could sanction the Rittenhouse fact sheet for the whole country next year. . . Allow yourself to feel all the emotions that you are feeling. Then organize. Immediately,” he tweeted.

Member of the State Assembly Latoya Joyner: “What the hell!” she tweeted.

Member of the State Assembly Jo Anne Simon: “That’s really bad. Damn unbelievably bad. ” she tweeted.

Keith Powers, Member of the New York City Council: “Nobody can look at today’s verdict and believe that America doesn’t have two judicial systems. . . It is clearer than ever that we have an incredible amount of work to do to build a fair and equitable judicial system. ” he tweeted.

Newly elected member of New York City Council Sandy nurse: “The jury’s decision does not come out of the blue. The process was marred by the defense’s racist dog whistles and the judge’s baseless, biased comments, ”she said in a statement. “The process and its outcome were shaped by the ideologies of white supremacy that are deeply rooted in our country. The jury’s decision will have far-reaching consequences for our shared democratic ideals of freedom of expression and assembly. Ultimately, today’s ruling gives extremists the green light to use violence against those who fight for a more compassionate, just and just world. “

Newly elected member of New York City Council Crystal Hudson: “I wish I could say I’m surprised” she tweeted.

Dov Hikind, former MP for the New York National Assembly: “Not only was Kyle Rittenhouse on trial for kenosha, but our constitutional rights as well. . . And the verdict is in place. . . Americans have a right to self-defense and free from the liberal madness that makes violent rioting and property destruction acceptable! . . . A day of justice ” he tweeted.

Civil rights attorney and former Manhattan District Attorney candidate Tahanie Aboushi: “the #Rittenhouse judgment sets a target for protesters and sets a dangerous precedent that it is okay to kill / injure protesters under the guise of “self-defense”. The judge would not have her called a victim because that would have weakened Rittenhouse’s claim to self-defense, ”she wrote in a tweet also shared by Councilor Justin Brannan.

New York Public Defender and Former Manhattan Attorney, Eliza Orlins: “Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges. . . This is not an example of our “broken” criminal justice system. It’s another example of the system working exactly as planned. ” she tweeted.

President Joe Biden: “While the Kenosha ruling will make many Americans angry and concerned, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” he said in a statement. “I promised to bring Americans together because I believe that what unites us is much greater than what divides us. I know we will not heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I stand firm in my obligation to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity under the law. “

With additional coverage from Jeff Coltin and Zach Williams.

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Police presence at music festivals can lead to “panic overdoses” of drugs | Bless you http://dogdoright.com/police-presence-at-music-festivals-can-lead-to-panic-overdoses-of-drugs-bless-you/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 16:32:00 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/police-presence-at-music-festivals-can-lead-to-panic-overdoses-of-drugs-bless-you/

The police presence at music festivals leads some people to a “panic overdose” in order not to be caught, according to an Australian study in which experts call for a change in the police culture at festivals.

In the largest survey of its kind, researchers led by the University of NSW’s St. Vincent’s Clinical School surveyed visitors at six major music festivals in NSW between November 2019 and March 2020. The results were published on Friday in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review.

Participants completed an anonymous survey about their intended drug use and riskier behaviors, such as: (known as “double-dropping”), higher risk alcohol use from consuming 11 or more standard beverages in addition to using illegal drugs and mixing stimulants.

They were also asked whether the presence of police and police dogs had an impact on their decision to use drugs.

Of the 1,229 respondents, 372 (or 30%) wanted to use drugs or said they had already used drugs that day. MDMA was the most commonly reported drug, with 77% of those who said they used drugs said they did or intended to use them that day. Other commonly used drugs were cocaine, cannabis, LSD / acid, and ketamine.

When it came to higher-risk behaviors, of the 286 people who used MDMA, 48% said they lost twice as much. The gender differences were significant, with men falling more than twice as likely as women. Eighty-two (22%) of participants who answered “yes” to using drugs also reported high-risk alcohol use.

The researchers found a significant association between fear of the police and drug summons. People who said the police presence affected their decision to use drugs were more than twice as likely to say they had been summoned.

“This study reinforces existing concerns about the unintended harmful effects of police surveillance of drug use at festivals,” the study said.

A study author and Senior Research Fellow at the University of NSW, Dr. Jonathan Brett said, “In Australia there is now a really growing body of evidence that the presence of police and police dogs and security strategies at festivals are actually potentially really harmful.”

In 2019, NSW’s assistant coroner found that high visibility police tactics like drug dogs and searching patrols at music festivals increased drug-related risks.

“I really hope we can have a conversation, not about removing the police entirely, but possibly a different approach to police strategies that are not just about criminalizing drug users. Everyone wants people to be safer and healthier, so we need to discuss how best to do this. “

No drug-related deaths were recorded at any of the six festivals, although several participants had to be hospitalized. Brett said the police presence, both through his study and previous studies, has determined that people are reluctant to seek medical help.

Researchers concluded that in addition to changing the approach to policing, there is a need for more targeted education to prevent risky behaviors such as mixing substances, as well as wider adoption of pill testing. None of the festivals included in the study had a pill-testing site.

A senior lecturer in addiction at Edith Cowan University, Dr. Stephen Bright said that not all police are created equal. He has conducted drug research at festivals in Western Australia, Victoria and NSW and said there are differences in police practices between states.

“In Western Australia, the culture seems to be much more about community policing, where they turn a blind eye to trivial drug use and essentially the main purpose for them is to make sure everyone is safe,” he said.

“I feel like at a Western Australian festival, people tend not only to turn to the police, but also to other support services that are there because they are not afraid of getting into trouble. You know the police are there to help. You are not there to pursue them. “

]]> How the editor of Bon Appétit spends her Sundays http://dogdoright.com/how-the-editor-of-bon-appetit-spends-her-sundays/ http://dogdoright.com/how-the-editor-of-bon-appetit-spends-her-sundays/#respond Fri, 12 Nov 2021 10:00:23 +0000 http://dogdoright.com/how-the-editor-of-bon-appetit-spends-her-sundays/

For the November issue of Bon Appétit, Dawn Davis, editor-in-chief of the culinary magazine, wrote about her preference for Thanksgiving side dishes over turkey and mentioned recipes like chorizo ​​and Calabrian chilli filling and garlic miso butter mashed potatoes.

Although Ms. Davis noted that her editorial team was “evenly divided” on the turkey / side dish debate, most people would likely agree that Thanksgiving is a home-and-hearth celebration. For Ms. Davis, this concept has remained fluid; In the past five months, she and her family have lived in four locations while their West Village apartment is being renovated.

“Packing and unpacking is a hassle, but exploring New York’s diverse neighborhoods and restaurants was an unexpected joy,” said Ms. Davis, 56, who continues to roam the city with husband Mac LaFollette, 57, who works in private equity , their sons Bijah (17) and Dane (14) and their Weimaraner Kiki.

MORNING WITH KIKI I wake up between 6:30 and 7:15. My room has a lot of light and I am sensitive to light. It’s also common because I take the kids to school during the week so it’s hard to sleep late on the weekend. I also want to bring Kiki to the park, as dogs are only allowed to be off the leash until 9 am. Everyone is still asleep. It’s so quiet. I put Kiki, the star of my show, on a leash. She got me through Covid. Lockdown with two teenagers was a lot of cooking and washing clothes. She got me out of the house and into nature. We’re going to Starbucks. I get a triple grande latte. I need the boost. Then we get a taxi, which is not always easy with a 70-pound dog.