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COMMUNITY ALERT: PUBLIC ASKED TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OF COUPLE IN WHITE VAN

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first_imgA community alert has been issued following suspicious activity in the Termon area this afternoon.It follows a number of incidents in which a white van was spotted at a number of houses.Two occupants, a man and a woman, were then seen trying to access the backs of houses. When approached the duo asked people if they had any scrap metal for sale.The van is a new 141 DL van and is white in colour.Anybody who spots the van should report its movements to local Gardai.    COMMUNITY ALERT: PUBLIC ASKED TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OF COUPLE IN WHITE VAN was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaiTermonwhite vanlast_img read more

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Wonders of the Immune System

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first_imgNote: While the editor is out of town, we are bringing you readings of interest from creation books associated with CEH.Wonders of the Immune System, by Dr Henry Richterfrom Spacecraft Earth, a Guide for Passengers (CMI, 2017, ch. 2, “The Spacesuit: The Amazing Human Body,” pp. 49-51).The adaptive immune system is found only in vertebrates. This complicated system has multiple components, which include antigens, antibodies, and various types of blood cells such as B and T lymphocytes. The collective interaction of these components results in a coordinated, multi-level response to infectious organisms. Antigens are things that trigger an immune response. They might be proteins, polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates), or foreign substances, including molecules found in bacteria, viruses and fungi, or substances that mark the surface of cells with foreign materials such as pollen or transplanted tissue.When antigens are detected, the body goes to work producing custom antibodies to fight them. Antibodies, or immunoglobulins, are proteins directed against specific antigens; they are formed in the lymph nodes or bone marrow by mature D lymphocytes called plasma cells. These are placed into circulation throughout the body to bind and neutralize antigens wherever they are found. This type of response, called humoral immunity, is mainly against toxins and free pathogens (those not ingested by phagocytes) in body fluids.A second type of response, called cell-mediated immunity, does not produce antibodies, but instead triggers the production of T lymphocytes, which act against specific threats. T cells are able to neutralize bacteria, fungi, cancer cells, transplanted tissue cells, and cells that have been invaded by viruses. In each case, the immune response prevents the invaders from causing further damage to the host. As if that were not enough, there’s another immune response called the complement system. This is composed of a group of proteins circulating in the blood. They facilitate the immune response in two ways: by attracting phagocytes (‘eating cells’) to the area so that they can swallow the invaders, and by forming a protein complex that attaches to the foreign cell, causing lysis (splitting, or death) of the invaders.Two remarkable qualities of our immune system are its specificity and memory. When an antigen enters a body, it elicits production of either a specific antibody or specific immunologically competent cells; that is, the antibody or the cells will neutralize only the antigen that evokes them. Furthermore, the system exhibits what appears to be memory. Once challenged by an antigen such as the measles virus, the body ‘remembers’ it for years and usually for life. The child who has had an attack of measles becomes permanently immune to it. If the child is exposed to this specific antigen at a later date, the immune system recognizes it and responds, and thereby prevents a reinfection. Indeed, these two characteristics of the immune system—specificity and memory—serve as the basis for preventive immunizations. Inoculation of infants or children with an inactivated or attenuated biotic agent will cause the immune system to be made alert to such an antigen, should it appear at a later date. Poliomyelitis, for example, once dreaded as a leading cause of paralysis and death, has been effectively controlled, if not abolished, with the polio vaccine, at least in most developed countries.Medical science and physiological research has barely begun to understand all of the facets of the human immune system. We surely could not survive without it. Of the body systems we’ve examined so far, it’s a great example of multiple, disparate parts working together in harmony. It could not have arrived piecemeal. A phagocyte that can ‘eat’ another cell would be a monster if not responsive to a signal transduction system that tells it what to attack. A thymus gland that can match antibodies to antigens would be useless if other parts of the system did not recognize the antibodies in order to attach to infected cells and destroy them. The lymph nodes, the marrow within our bones that produce blood cells, the specific enzymes that circulate in blood and lymph, and a host of other things are all involved together, each one necessary to make the immune system work. Thankfully, everything is there that is necessary, and the system usually works very well.(Visited 299 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Every Green Builder Needs to Have This Book on the Shelf

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first_imgThere are a small number of books that have been so important to me that I buy them in quantity to give to friends. To new parents I give Kids Are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso, and to new employess, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Among the books I give to my fellow green builders is The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber.We’re in the sustainable building business, so it’s only natural that we would employ sustainable business practices too. To some extent that means working for a triple bottom line that values not just profits, but people and planet as well. Fundamentally, it means following business practices that will ensure your business’s future, and there is no future in working sixty hours a week and barely making wages.Crisis is not sustainableTo be sustainable, your business needs to pay you, the owner, as well as the employees a living wage (enough to send your kids and your employee’s kids to college). It should have a decent health plan and enable you and your employees to have nights and weekends at home with family, and it ought to be able to run smoothly without you so that you can go on vacation and even (gasp!) retire someday without having to hand out pink slips sell your tools and equipment.The E-Myth Revisited was the book that first opened my eyes to the idea that I could achieve this balance by creating systems to automate some of the repetitive tasks of my business: invoicing, product selection, bill paying — the basic administrative things that need to get done on any project. The book uses the concept of “franchising” your business, showing you how to build repeatable systems so you can stop reinventing the wheel and living from crisis to crisis and focus your attention on the things that differentiate your business from the competition.“Green” is a systems approach to building; this is a systems approach to business.The book is subtitled Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. His point is that many small businesses are started by craftsmen and technicians who love their work but view the business side as a “necessary evil.” Once they get the business part of their companies systematized (on “autopilot”), they can be free to truly excel at the craft they love. Without those systems, they are condemned to a life of crises, long hours, and cash-flow problems. Gerber also has a thinner book called The E-Myth Contractor, which I don’t recommend. I think the ideas are presented more clearly in the original.last_img read more

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Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso wins British Grand Prix

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World champions? Team India books a place in ICC Champions Trophy final

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first_imgThat feeling: India came near peaking in ColomboThe Colombo sun can fry eggs on a pavement, but must it necessarily have the same effect on the human brain? How in God’s name did India end up in the Champions Trophy looking like a team that could only be stopped by,That feeling: India came near peaking in ColomboThe Colombo sun can fry eggs on a pavement, but must it necessarily have the same effect on the human brain? How in God’s name did India end up in the Champions Trophy looking like a team that could only be stopped by a firing squad?Now, two cricket ratings have the Indians as the No. 4 team in the world, two more geekometers say it’s really sixth and eighth and another protests loudly, anointing the Indians as numero uno in the one-day game.No. 1? Us? Them? Those guys who usually moonlight as supermodels for inconsistency are now considered one of the top contenders for the World Cup in February-March?It’s enough to bring on an old-fashioned swoon. More like it’s time to get out of the sun in Kolkata or Coimbatore and think cool, rational thoughts. In Colombo, captain Sourav Ganguly is focused on catching an early morning flight home, never mind South Africa five months away.Coach John Wright has no doubt restrained many high-spirited optimists by saying “steady now, you idiots” in as polite ways as possible. Steady now.A Champions Trophy final in Sri Lanka does not a World Cup in South Africa make. What it does is prove that when this Indian team is switched on, it can square off against the best.But being switched on is rare in itself: for most of its history, Team India has flashed like a malfunctioning tubelight. Big on flair, short on functionality, India was always a half-empty, half-full kind of team; it showed only marginal improvement in two years with 15 wins in 34 matches in 2000 and 12 in 24 in 2001.advertisement”South Africa have good, solid players but not the aura that great teams do.”JOHN BUCHANAN , Australian coach”Australia are tough to beat because they have the bowlers for all conditions.” SHAUN POLLOCK , South African captain”If India want the Cup, they must peak in time and improve their fast bowling.”ARJUNA RANATUNGA, Sri Lankan World Cup winning captainThis year their record-16 wins in 26 games, only two losses in the last 15-is the best for a calendar year by any Indian team ever.It is reasonable now to hope, though maybe not to daydream because others are as close: Australia too have won 16 of 26 matches this year, Sri Lanka 14 of 24 and Pakistan have 17 victories from 28.”With an eye on the World Cup, I would give some credence to the results in the Champions Trophy but not as much as people think,” warns former South African batsman Barry Richards.Of the four that reached the semi-finals in Colombo, the two Asian teams will have to dig deeper in the World Cup to succeed in conditions alien to their cricket. Batsmen and tall totals, Richards cautions, cannot hope to rule on South African wickets.Waist-high bounce and rocket-like carry is the stuff of scary oriental fiction but the Australians who toured in South Africa a few months ago brought a newsflash: the pitches they had played on were by and large “slow, low and tired”.Much like the South African team, one Aussie jokes. Much like the wickets, Shaun Pollock’s men can be expected to perk up in 2003 too. Ian Bishop, former West Indies pace bowler, wants all teams to look within.”It’s about adjustment-while Sri Lanka are yet to make that adjustment, India have already started doing it by playing better outside their environment.” Of India’s 16 one-day wins this year, 10 have come overseas.The reasons for this slow change, particularly in the one-day game, are simple: professional management, planning, and preparation, a healthy dressing-room, a tight core of older players and an influx of rookies who play with freedom and fearlessness because they know no other way.Australian coach John Buchanan says champion sides have an “aura” that comes from proven records, an aura that is not easily eroded. “It’s about more than talent. Players with an aura intimidate opponents when they walk onto the field. The South Africans have good players but not the aura.”These Indians, he told INDIA TODAY, are different even from the lot that stopped the Aussies at the Final Frontier last year, a team no longer easily intimidated. “I can see a life and a passion about the team-a real drive towards winning.”India are one of a clutch of sides- Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and perpetual wildcarders Pakistan- expected to contend for cricket’s grand prize but Ganguly’s team is hamstrung by its wildly erratic bowling.It was what, Pollock told INDIA TODAY, separated the Australians from the rest, “They have world-class fast bowlers and spinners, they can adapt to all conditions better than anyone else. It’s why they are tough to beat.”advertisementIn the turmoil of their board politics, many have forgotten Pakistan; former captain Rameez Raja believes that Waqar Younis’ side is second only to the Aussies in bowling resources but says “individual brilliance sometimes upsets the game plan”.Meaning the captain asks for a yorker and his 400-wicket-old bowler produces a bouncer instead. It’s otherwise called Waqar Younis vs Wasim Akram, prima donna vs prima donna-in short, a mixed blessing Indian fast bowlers are denied. Repair and restoration work will soon be on among Ganguly’s men: against the West Indies in the one-dayers Ajit Agarkar could come in at No. 3 to be both fifth bowler and a handy bat up the order.Is this a cause for fervent prayer? Or a chance to follow another quirky experiment, a la wicketkeeper Dravid suddenly come to surprising life? Whatever else may have changed in Indian cricket, one thing hasn’t-there still is never a dull moment in the business.These are bright days for the national team but do not underestimate the desire or the sweat of others to win in South Africa next year: the Australians already know that seven out of 10 day-night matches held in Durban, where they have a theoretical chance of playing as group winners, have been won by the team batting first; Muthiah Muralitharan thinks nothing of unbuttoning his shirt in a Chinese restaurant to show a set of incredulous diners a bump the size of a table-tennis ball on his left shoulder-it’s his dislocated bone which he cannot get operated on until the World Cup because it would mean two months off from the game which neither his team nor he can afford.Take pride though in what the Indians will do to win: Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra threw up during their bowling spells in sweltering Colombo against England but didn’t stop.Nehra tore the webbing of his hand diving against South Africa but strapped it up and returned to bowl. That night the wound needed five stitches. No other team has played as much international cricket this year as the Indians with 26 one-dayers and 11 Tests and 14 more ODIs and five Tests left until the Cup.Fatigue, particularly among the bowlers, will be a factor and rotating players until the big event a necessity, even if it means suffering defeats. On the back of a few months of magical cricket, Sourav Ganguly’s men have been able to send their countrymen’s heads into the clouds; between now and February, they themselves will have to keep their feet on the ground and their shoulders to the wheel.last_img read more

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House reveals bipartisan antirobocall bill

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first_img Turo: Save $30 on any car rental The Cheapskate Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See at Turo Tags Tags $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Angela Lang/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Share your voice Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET Turo $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy $155 at Google Express See It Sprint $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Read DJI Osmo Action preview The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review Apple iPhone XS Best Buy Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET Mobile Politics,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See it Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See at Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Amazon Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Rep. Greg Walden and Rep. Steve Pallone introduced a new bipartisan bill to take on robocalls.  Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images The US government continues to try and stop the scourge of robocalls affecting millions of phone users. In May, the Senate passed an anti-robocall bill and now the House has its own bipartisan bill to combat the phone menace. Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democrat from New Jersey and Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Greg Walden, a Republican from Oregon, introduced a bipartisan version of the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act to the House of Representative on Thursday. The bill would require carriers to implement technology to validate numbers shown on caller ID and allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to go after companies responsible for robocalls. “It’s time we end the robocall epidemic and restore trust back into our phone system,” Rep. Pallone and Walden said in a release. “Americans should be able to block robocalls in a consistent and transparent way without being charged extra for it. Our legislation also gives the FCC and law enforcement the authority to enforce the law and quickly go after scammers.” The bill will require carriers to improve caller ID to eliminate fake numbers that give an appearance that the call is local, also known as spoofing, and off call blocking services to customers for free. The FCC will also have the authority to track down and take action against robocallers. The next step is for the bill to make its way through the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee sometime next week.  Comments Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Rylo $60 at Best Buy JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $299 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Boost Mobile $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. null 0 3 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read the Rylo camera preview $999last_img read more

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HoustonBased Energy Company Partnering With Missouri Governor

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first_img Share Creative Commons license.Power linesHouston-based Clean Line Energy Partners has turned to Missouri’s former governor for help in reviving a project. The former governor Jay Nixon will argue at the Missouri Supreme Court that utility regulators *that he appointed* wrongly rejected plans for a renewable-energy line stretching from Kansas to Missouri.Nixon will argue for Clean Line Energy just days after the U.S. Department of Energy terminated a partnership with the company to build a different power line.last_img

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Why Airbnb Produced Documentary Gay Chorus Deep South Its FirstEver Film EXCLUSIVE

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first_imgThe latest player to hit the film-festival circuit may be a bit unexpected: Airbnb, the travel-accommodations booking marketplace, developed, financed and produced documentary film “Gay Chorus Deep South,” set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 29.It’s the company’s very first feature film. Directed by David Charles Rodrigues, “Gay Chorus Deep South” follows the 300-member San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on a 10-day tour across the Southeastern U.S. with the goal of inspiring conversation around inclusivity and civil rights. The film documents the challenges the singers faced as they brought their music into people’s homes, churches and concert halls.Why did the Silicon Valley commerce company decide to dive into film production? James Goode, Airbnb’s head of creative, explained that the film aligns with its corporate values that all people should not only be treated with dignity and respect but should be welcomed and celebrated. Popular on Variety “Gay Chorus Deep South” also is currently scheduled to screen at three other fests: Reel Out Charlotte in North Carolina (April 28-May 5); QDoc Queer Documentary Film Festival in Portland, Ore. (May 2-5), and New Jersey’s Montclair Film Festival (May 3-12).As for what Airbnb’s distribution plans are following its festival run, Goode said that’s still to be determined but he allowed that it might include scoping out a deal with a streaming platform. “We will want as many people as possible to see this film,” he said. “How that happens, we don’t know yet.”Goode declined to say how much Airbnb spent on “Gay Chorus Deep South.” Right now, the company doesn’t have any other feature-length film projects in the works.Among its other original content initiatives, Airbnb publishes a six-times-yearly magazine in association with Hearst Magazines and Goode’s team creates content for Airbnb’s website highlighting some of the listed properties. Founded in 2008, the San Francisco-based company provides access to more than 6 million rental locations in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries.Watch the trailer for “Gay Chorus Deep South”: Outfest Film Review: ‘Changing the Game’ Relatedcenter_img James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems Buys Controlling Stake in Tribeca Enterprises “When we first heard about it two yeas ago, the reasons for their tour was very much in line with our values,” Goode told Variety. “Airbnb is in the space of telling stories of belonging and acceptance.”Of course, it also serves as marketing for Airbnb, although Goode said he and his team never considered it branded content per se. “We wanted to support the chorus and make the highest-quality piece of content we could,” he said.Airbnb has long been committed to supporting the LGTBQ community, according to Goode. The company was a founding member of the Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for the Equality Act, which advocates for comprehensive legal protections for LGTBQ people.“Gay Chorus Deep South” follows the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, led by conductor Tim Seelig, on their Lavender Pen Tour in 2017, which they embarked on in response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 U.S. presidential election. The movie is executive produced by Goode and Tony Högqvist, executive creative director at Airbnb.The deal came together after Rodrigues reached out to Goode about the prospect of working together on a documentary about the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus tour. Crew members from Airbnb’s creative production team then accompanied Rodrigues and producers Bud Johnston and Jesse Moss as they set out with the chorus on the road trip, which traversed Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.“Making this film with Airbnb and the chorus has been an experience of a lifetime,” Rodrigues, a Greek-American-Brazilian filmmaker and equal rights activist, said in a statement. “When we learned about the tour, I immediately saw a rare chance of telling an emotional story in divisive times. What we saw up close, was a positive movement of acceptance and belonging.”Following the 100-minute film’s April 29 premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus are scheduled to perform. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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