Set for Life – Firenze Camere Tue, 20 Sep 2022 18:41:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Set for Life – Firenze Camere 32 32 Two New Eli Roth Shows, Plus a Paranormal Investigation of Zak Bagans, for Ghostober Tue, 20 Sep 2022 17:22:14 +0000

Attention guys, girls and ghouls: Ghostober is officially just days away. The spooky celebration takes place on the Travel Channel and on Discovery+. And this year will bring plenty of new scares from horror legend Eli Roth.

Roth will soon launch two new series. Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet premieres September 30 on the Travel Channel; later, on October 28, comes the premiere of Urban legend. Then, for extra scares on Halloween night, Roth will team up with a paranormal investigator and star of Ghost Adventures Zak Bagans for The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Hell.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to expand my incredible collaboration with Travel Channel, Discovery+ and Zak Bagans,” Roth said. “They gave me the freedom to explore new creative avenues for scary stories and to bring new directorial voices to the screen. I decided to help make this Ghostober the most scary girl of all time. You have been warned.”

Check out the details of each Ghostober premiere below.

Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet

Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet explores the true and terrifying stories of what happens when evil spirits, curses and demons take over pets. Each of the four hour-long episodes will follow the chilling and deeply personal story of someone whose deep, loving relationship has been torn apart by supernatural forces beyond their control. Using dramatic recreations, the real owners recount how their beloved family member, who once brought joy into their lives, turned into the most horrible situation imaginable. Check out episode descriptions and premiere dates below.

“The Night Mare” – Premieres Friday, September 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

Teenage black stud Cash is like a noble beast straight out of a fairy tale. But when she accidentally awakens an ancient evil, her dream horse turns into a nightmare.

“Master of the house— Premieres Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

A bachelor adopts a dog, Sam, to keep him company in his new home. But when an evil spirit takes over his beloved pet, the tables are turned, and Sam ends up ruling the house – and himself.

“Eight-Legged Exorcism” – Premieres Friday, October 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on Discovery+

When his daughter brings home a tarantula she won at a science fair, Clint makes the mistake of naming it after an ancient Greek monster. Enraged, the vengeance demon inhabits the body of its namesake and summons a legion of spiders to infest the family’s home.

“Nitro”- Premieres Friday, October 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

A spirit follows a woman who comes home from work and opens the door for a demon to take possession of her dog, Nitro. When the church refuses to exorcise the animal, it’s up to her to save her pet.

Urban legend

Based on widely shared “true” stories that happened to a friend of a friend…of a friend, each episode of Urban legend is a mini-horror film cinematically crafted to deliver a hyper-suspensive, tension-fueled experience. Featuring hidden psychopaths, murderous mysteries, creepy creatures and twisted stories, these disturbing legends feed on our deepest fears to shock and terrify. This nightmarish anthology series, under the creative direction of horror master Eli Roth, presents eight hour-long episodes of classic urban legends like you’ve never seen them before. Check out episode descriptions and premiere dates below.

“The Red Room” – Premieres Friday, October 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

A troubled woman livestreams scenes of torture and execution to sadistic clients in exchange for huge sums of cryptocurrency on the dark web. When her daughter is kidnapped and threatened with death, she must outwit the blackmailers, exacting bloody revenge in the process.

“The bite” – Premieres Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

After Rose returns from a tropical resort, a small spot on her face begins to turn into something out of a nightmare. Discovering that a spider bite has infected Rose, her partner, Ben, must race to save her from a horrific physical and psychological breakdown.

“The White dress” – Premieres Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

An insecure high school girl buys the perfect prom dress at a vintage store in hopes of impressing her crush. But when she experiences a series of ghostly events, she begins to suspect that the dress’s former owner is haunting her.

“The Choking Doberman” – Premieres Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

After her neighbor is brutally murdered, a woman installs a new security system in her home and adopts a Doberman for protection. But when her dog is rushed to the vet, she is left alone to outsmart the killer, who is now targeting her.

“Harvest”- Premieres Friday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

Recently divorced Clay uses a dating app for his first date in 20 years. It seems to be going well until he wakes up the next morning to find that organ thieves have taken his kidney. With his life at stake, Clay must unravel the mystery and recover his missing organ within 48 hours.

“The Creep in the Walls” – Premieres Friday, December 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

Following the death of their mother, two sisters renovate an abandoned house they inherited from her. But when one of them suspects their mother is haunting them after a series of unexplained events, it leads to a grim discovery.

“The Haunted Shower” Premieres Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

When a freshman accidentally uses the haunted shower that everyone in his dorm stays away from, a vengeful entity attached to the shower begins to haunt his dreams. Can she clean up the sins of the past before they catch up with her?

“The Scuba Diver” – Premieres Friday, December 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+

When a scuba diver tests his new gear in a lake, a freak accident sets him on a deadly journey to find his young daughter.

The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Hell

Produced by Zak Bagans in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth, The haunted museum is a horror movie anthology series that features spooky, hellish stories inspired by the spooky relics on display at Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum. The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Hell, a two-hour Ghostober special, features the terrifying story of a boy and his father who steal an old suitcase from an antique market and soon discover a weathered tent inside that opens a portal to a cursed circus world of the past. In this mysterious and haunted place, they encounter a terrifying entity that will stop at nothing to capture their souls. THE HAUNTED MUSEUM: 3 RING INFERNO premieres on Halloween — Monday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel and streaming on discovery+.

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]]> Buffett tribute band gear up for Carmel International Arts Festival Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:10:41 +0000

Tim Wright only knew three Jimmy Buffett songs before he got a gig at the Bahama Breeze.

“I played there from 2001 to 2005 every week,” Wright said of the Indianapolis restaurant. “They wanted specific songs and gave their musicians a list, some reggae like (how) UB40 would take pop songs and do it in a reggae style. I learned 30 Jimmy Buffett songs because it was more in my wheelhouse. Greg Anderson, who plays keyboards for us and ukulele, did the same. So (singer/guitarist) Steve Greenberg is probably the most knowledgeable Jimmy Buffett fan I know. He’s a huge Buffett fan. I thought, ‘Why not go out and do a bunch of Jimmy Buffett songs?’ »

Thus, Barometer Soup was formed in early 2021. The Jimmy Buffett tribute band will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on September 24 at the Carmel International Arts Festival.

The name of the group is derived from a song and an album by Buffett.

Wright, a member of the Wright Brothers Band since 1972, sings and plays guitar and harmonica. He said Barometer Soup plays about once a month.

“It’s a 12-piece band, so it’s not something you can repeat a lot,” Wright said. “They are some of the best musicians in town. Jeff Conrad is an incredible trumpeter. (He) played with Ray Charles at one point in his career. We have Randy Melson on bass, who has played bass with Sandi Patty for the past 20 years. These guys are studio musicians, and they sound like that. Andrew Moore is one of the best steelpan players I have ever heard in my life. There is a lot of talent on this scene. We’re doing more of the PG-13 version of Jimmy Buffett. We change a few lyrics here and there because most of the places we play are family oriented.

Other band members include Bryan Headrick, guitar, and Jeffrey McLaughlin, percussion. McLaughlin’s wife, Sara Scharbrough McLaughlin, sings and plays keyboards. Other singers include Catherine Federspiel and Emily Wright Gosser, Wright’s daughter.

Dane Clark, who plays drums, won’t be with the band at the Carmel International Arts Festival because his lead gig is drummer John Mellencamp. Mellencamp performs at Farm Aid on the same day in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clark had played with the Wright Brothers before joining Mellencamp’s band.

The Wright Brothers, who haven’t played since CarmelFest in 2021, plan to play their final shows Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 9 at Feinstein’s at the Carmichael Hotel in Carmel.

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Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Aon, OMNI Financial Services – InsuranceNewsNet Sat, 17 Sep 2022 08:36:46 +0000

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A tennis tournament in memory of the late coach Robert Logan scheduled for Saturday Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:10:27 +0000 The Robert Logan Tennis Invitational can be an emotional time for some, including coaches.

The tournament is named after Logan, a former Marquette Catholic High player and Alton High coach, who died at age 30 of a rare form of liver cancer in 2016. Previously known as the Riverbend Tournament, the name has was changed five years ago in memory of Logan.

This year’s tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Lewis and Clark Community College, Alton High School, Simpson Tennis Center at Gordon Moore Park and Civic Memorial High School.

Alton High’s Jesse Macias, Redbirds coach and organizer of Saturday’s 11-team tournament, has special memories of Logan.

“I remember him as a disciplined player who frustrated opponents,” Macias said. “We didn’t do well against Robert when he played No.1 for Marquette. He brought the same attitude to training.

Logan and Macias were lifelong friends. Logan had been an assistant under Macias with the AHS men’s tennis team, then took over when Macias stepped down. Later, when Logan was unable or unavailable to coach, Macias replaced him.

Despite being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 16, Logan continued to play tennis and golf at Marquette and played tennis at LCCC.

“Robert asked the players for two things: attitude and effort,” Macias said. “We still try to emphasize that today because those are such good life lessons.

“Things won’t always go your way, but you can get through it with the right attitude. I coached Robert for his last three years in high school.

On the tennis courts at Alton High, Logan was honored with a placard and biography

Logan graduated from Marquette in 2005, but while there he qualified for the IHSA State Golf Tournament three times and the State Tennis Tournament twice.

“Robert was the heart and soul of Alton tennis and he left a lasting impact on so many in our community,” Macias said. “Along with his family and friends, we can’t wait to pay tribute to him on Saturday. Many coaches at this tournament have faced Robert and have fond memories of him, so Saturday should be a great day to celebrate his life.

The 11-team field for this year’s Logan Invite includes Marquette Catholic, Civic Memorial, Collinsville, Effingham St. Anthony, Granite City, Lafayette, Triad, Highland, Springfield and Cor Jesu Academy, as well as host Alton Redbirds.

Macias said defending tournament champion Triad looks like the go-to favorite, but the overall field could be tough.

“Triad are the defending champion and they’re probably the team to beat,” Macais said, “but Effingham St. Anthony is really good and Lafayette has the defending singles champion and they’re deep.

“Springfield, Cor Jesu and Highland also have good players and I also think we will be competitive. There are no more COVID restrictions so we have a full court and it should be a fantastic day of tennis.”

SMC’s Chase Jones drafted by NOLA into Major League Rugby Wed, 14 Sep 2022 02:14:34 +0000
Posted on September 14, 2022
SMC’s Chase Jones drafted by NOLA into Major League Rugby
Chase Jones Photo Karen Drinkwater

With limited success, dating back to the 1930s, there have been several attempts to create professional rugby league in the United States. Typically, if a college rugby player was looking to play professionally, they were forced to look overseas where there were plenty of options to choose from. Since 2018, Major League Rugby has grown steadily to the point where there are now 13 teams, and they recently held their draft on TV.

For the past five years, Chase Jones has been a mainstay of the Saint Mary’s rugby team and one of the top students in the class, graduating with two degrees – an undergraduate degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business Administration.

“It was a real highlight for me,” Jones said. “With these degrees from Saint Mary’s, I’m ready for life. I was able to get into the graduate program and a lot of my classes crossed over, so staying in fifth grade allowed me to get both diplomas.”

Jones had a second dream come true on August 18. It was then that he learned that he was the fifth player selected in the draft by the NOLA Gold rugby team located in Metairie, Louisiana (a suburb of New Orleans). “I was watching the draft with my family and friends,” Jones said. “It was amazing to hear my name screamed. You don’t expect something like this to happen even when you were told it was coming. When it comes to realizing the opportunity to continue your dream, it just didn’t seem real.”

There are many reasons why someone starts playing a sport like rugby. In Jones’ case, it was because he was not a good basketball player and his mother didn’t want him to play football because she feared he would get hurt.

“I wanted to play professional sports since I started playing sports,” said Jones, who grew up in Davis, Calif. “Growing up, I thought about playing for the Sacramento Kings or the 49ers. I didn’t make the freshman basketball team and I needed to play a sport because sport has always structured my life,” Jones said. “I saw a poster in the hallway at school that said full contact rugby and that’s how I found out. I’m a sweetheart but I like to use my strength and be aggressive and I have was immediately addicted to this sport.”

Jones told his mum rugby was like football, and she didn’t see him play until his second season. “That’s when she saw her first rugby game,” Jones said. “By then I was already head over heels in love with the sport, so there was no way I would let her tell me I couldn’t keep doing it, and the rest is history.”

Jones played for coach Andy Malpas at Davis, which was one of the few public schools to have its own rugby team. Jones played his first two years there, then it merged with Dixon High School to become a premier club team.

At that time, choosing a college, fate and Jones’ father intervened. “I was going to go to Western Washington to play Division 3 rugby because they offered me more money and I had a really good visit to their campus,” Jones said. “My dad said they would help me if I went to western Washington, but they wouldn’t pay the full price, but if I went to Saint Mary’s, they would pay the full cost of As a high school student, I confess that I was quite ignorant of the opportunities that presented themselves at Saint Mary’s. My dad just helped me make the right decision there.

Saint Mary’s head coach Tim O’Brien did not know Jones at all at that time. “Chase just showed up while we were practicing and then came to a game the following Saturday and then he announced he was coming to Saint Mary’s,” O’Brien said. “He felt it was a great place for him, with or without rugby.”

Jones was a bit of a latecomer, measuring 5’11” in his first year and reaching 6’4″ in his senior year despite weighing only 185. “Believe it or not, I’m the smallest in my family” , said Jones. . “My dad is 6’7″, my mom is 6’0″, my older brother is 6’10” and my 16 year old sister is 6’1. I’m 230 now, so I’m the heaviest.”

How can you gain so much weight in just a few years? “Eating and working out in the weight room non-stop,” Jones said. “In my first two years at Saint Mary’s I put on 30 pounds of muscle – I’m now around 230 and hope to be 240 early in my professional career.”

This may just be scratching the surface, according to O’Brien: “With Chase, the NOLA team has chosen a kid who has a huge upside and his ability to contribute will be significant. He still has room to grow. , and it won’t peak for another five or six years.”

Coming out for the Saint Mary’s rugby team, Jones soon realized that everyone was starting from scratch with O’Brien. “Tim is not concerned with anyone’s story,” Jones said. “What matters is what you do with the white Saint Mary’s T-shirt that has your last name on it. He wants players who want to be there and not have to drag someone around. Of course he was very encouraging and once I got there, like everyone else, he gave us everything we needed and that’s when he put us to the test by proving ourselves. Tim has been incredibly influential in my life.

O’Brien came to appreciate Jones as much off the court as he did as a player. “Chase just understands the game and how it works and sometimes he can be like a coach on the court,” O’Brien said. “Also, he really understands, going to school here and paying tuition, the economy and the importance of his education. That being said, he’s now comfortable trying to play in professional rugby.”

When speaking with rugby players at all levels, the one word that consistently comes up is camaraderie. “At Saint Mary’s, it felt like we were family,” Jones said. “A lot of these boys will be in my life forever. In this environment, it’s so much easier for you to put your bodies on the line for each other. I’m really looking to build that at NOLA.”

Jones, a lockout flanker, is currently recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in California’s semifinal championship game but has still returned to Louisiana for preliminary work with the team. “It’s about learning the system and the team and creating some camaraderie so we can start racing rather than trying to figure each other out just before the season,” Jones said.

With all the distractions that have taken place in recent years, O’Brien sees it in a way that could help Jones’ professional career. “Chase hasn’t played much rugby in recent years due to the pandemic and having missed a few games with injuries so there’s not a lot of mileage on his body,” O’Brien said.

Jones already knows some of his teammates and there are a number of Gaels on the various teams in the league: “I played with Aaron Matthews and Dino Waldren at Saint Mary’s, and they’re on the NOLA team, and I know a few players in the league,” Jones said. “Rugby is a small, tight-knit community. In the end, everyone knows everyone.”

In his time at Saint Mary’s there were undefeated seasons but no national championship after those seasons due to the coronavirus and this year the team qualified for the national championship against Army, although Jones did not have not played due to injury. Yet the ultimate highlight for Jones was not the end result, but the process of getting there.

“The biggest lesson I will carry with me for the rest of my life was to accept suffering,” Jones said. “If you want to be really good at something, you’re going to have to go through the toughest struggles and you’re going to just have to put your head down and say, ‘You know what? through.’ Tim taught us to control our bodies when we were in the most pain, pushing all of us to the point where we were on the side of the hill thinking we were going to be sick, dehydrated and physically exhausted brothers, and that just shows that support in difficult times creates an unbreakable bond.”

O’Brien did not dispute this point. “There’s definitely a bit of shared pain,” O’Brien said. “Chase is one of those guys who takes care of everything. He had a few days where he needed support and wanted to understand what was going on. As long as he was clear about why we were doing things in a way, he was fine.”

It’s never easy for a coach to lose a player of Chase’s caliber until he graduates. “Chase’s graduation is a big loss for us, both as a player and as a person,” O’Brien said. “I will miss his personality and contributions on and off the pitch. You can see playing is a joy for him and he’s a great guy to be around.”

World Rivers Day 2022 set for September 25 Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Burnaby, Canada, September 12, 2022 –(– World Rivers Day commemorates the immense values ​​of our rivers and encourages the stewardship and conservation of rivers around the world – a massive global event involving up to to 100 countries and millions of participants has its roots in British Columbia’s Rivers Day.

Millions of people and thousands of events, physical and virtual, will mark World Rivers Day 2022 on Sunday, September 25 in what has become one of the biggest environmental celebrations on the planet. With many of the world’s rivers in a degraded state and facing increasing pressures associated with pollution, industrial development and climate change, more than 100 countries will participate in this year’s activities.

The theme for this year’s event is once again “Waterways in Our Communities”, with a focus on both protecting rivers that remain healthy, while working to restore those that have been damaged in the past. Many events this year will also feature several sub-themes, including the all-important connection between the state of our rivers and the state of our oceans, as well as the significant impact that climate change is having on waterways.

“The importance of clean fresh water has been critical in the fight against COVID-19 over the past two and a half years, so World Rivers Day is a timely occasion for literally millions of people around the world. to come together to commemorate the importance of healthy eating and vibrant waterways,” said Mark Angelo, Founder and Chair of World Rivers Day.

This year’s events will be both physical and virtual. Many physical events will focus on educational and public awareness activities, while others will include river cleanups, habitat restoration projects, streamside plantings and community celebrations. along the river. Activities of a digital nature may include school projects, art festivals, launching new campaigns, online essays and poems, digital photo galleries, announcing new research projects, dissemination panels live and virtual film initiatives.

This year is the 17th annual World Rivers Day which has its roots in the great success of British Columbia’s Rivers Day, which is celebrating its 42nd anniversary in Canada’s most westerly province and which Angelo has founded in collaboration with the Outdoor Recreation Council.

“World Rivers Day strives to raise awareness of the importance of our waterways as well as the many threats they face,” said Angelo, Founder of British Columbia and World Rivers Day. and President Emeritus of the Rivers Institute of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. .

“Rivers are an integral part of all life,” added Angelo, who has paddled over 1,000 rivers in over 100 countries, perhaps more than any other. Angelo’s lifelong commitment to river conservation, including the creation of World Rivers Day, has also been the subject of several feature films, including the award-winning RiverBlue and Last Paddle; 1000 rivers, one life.

Endorsed in its first year by the United Nations University and the International Network on Water, Environment and Health, and with groups such as the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Sitka Foundation as lead sponsors, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC. World Rivers Day events will take place on 6 continents in countries ranging from Canada to England, USA to India, Australia to Bangladesh, Austria to Nigeria and Mexico to Caribbean countries like Dominica; The list is lengthened increasingly.

“Millions of people, dozens of countries and many international organizations will contribute to World Rivers Day,” says Angelo. “It’s a great opportunity for people to get out and enjoy our waterways. At the same time, the event strives to create greater awareness of the urgent need to take better care of our rivers and streams.

In its first decade, World Rivers Day complemented the United Nations Decade of Water for Life and continues to do so within the current United Nations International Decade of Action: Water for sustainable development.

Angelo, a recipient of the Order of Canada in recognition of his global river conservation efforts and the first recipient of a United Nations stewardship award, originally founded BC Rivers Day in British Columbia in 1980 in conjunction with the ‘Outdoor Recreation Council of BC. . He then successfully lobbied many organizations as well as UN agencies to recognize World Rivers Day in 2005.

All countries are encouraged to participate. More information is available at

For more information, contact Dave Pinton at 778-808-5661 or Mark Angelo at 778-865-2375.

King Charles III takes the throne, after a lifetime of preparation Fri, 09 Sep 2022 01:32:02 +0000


September 9, 2022 GMT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has been preparing for the crown all his life. Now, at 73, that moment has finally arrived.

Charles, the oldest person to ever accede to the British throne, became King Charles III on Thursday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. No date has been set for his coronation.

After an apprenticeship started as a child, Charles embodies the modernization of the British monarchy. He was the first uneducated heir at home, the first to graduate from college, and the first to grow up under increasingly intense media scrutiny as deference to royalty faded.

He has also alienated many with his messy divorce from beloved Princess Diana, and by straining the rules that prohibit the royal family from intervening in public affairs, getting into debates on issues such as that the protection of the environment and the preservation of architecture,

“He finds himself now, if you will, in the fall of his life, having to think carefully about how he projects his image as a public figure,” said historian Ed Owens. “He’s nowhere near as popular as his mother.”

Charles must figure out how to generate the “public support, a sense of affection” that characterized the relationship Elizabeth had with the British public, Owens said.

In other words, will Charles also be loved by his subjects? It’s a question that has overshadowed his entire life.

A shy boy with an overbearing father, Charles has grown into a sometimes awkward and quiet man who is nonetheless confident in his own opinions. Unlike his mother, who refused to publicly discuss her views, Charles has given speeches and written articles on issues close to his heart, such as climate change, green energy and alternative medicine.

His accession to the throne is likely to fuel debate over the future of Britain’s largely ceremonial monarchy, seen by some as a symbol of national unity and by others as an obsolete vestige of feudal history.

“We know the monarch and certainly the monarch’s family – they’re not supposed to have political voices. They are not supposed to have political opinions. And the fact that he’s flexed, if you will, his political muscle is something he’ll have to be very careful with…lest it be deemed unconstitutional,” said Owens, who wrote “The Family Firm : Monarchy, Mass The Media and the British Public, 1932-53. »

Charles, who will be the head of state of the UK and 14 other countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, defended his actions.

“I always wonder what interference is, I always thought it was motivating,” he said in “Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70,” a 2018 documentary. I’ve always been intrigued if it’s meddling in inner cities, like I did 40 years ago and what was or wasn’t happening there, the conditions in which people lived . If it’s interference, I’m very proud of it.

In the same interview, however, Charles acknowledged that as king he would not be able to speak out or meddle in politics as the role of sovereign is different from being the Prince of Wales.

Charles said he intended to reduce the number of working royals, cut spending and better represent modern Britain.

But tradition matters too for a man whose office previously described the monarchy as “the focal point of national pride, unity and allegiance.”

It meant a life of palaces and polo, drawing criticism that Charles was out of touch with everyday life, being ridiculed for having a valet who allegedly squeezed toothpaste on his brush.

But it was the disintegration of his marriage to Diana that had many questioning his suitability for the throne. Then, as he got older, his handsome young sons stole the show from a man who had a reputation for being as gray as his Saville Row suits.

Biographer Sally Bedell Smith, author of “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Unlikely Life”, described him as being constantly overshadowed by other family members, despite his fate.

“I think the frustrations aren’t so much that he had to wait for the throne,” Smith told PBS. “I think his main frustration is that he’s done so much and… he’s been kind of massively misunderstood. He’s kind of caught between two worlds: the world of his revered, now loved mother; and Diane , whose ghost continues to accompany her; then her incredibly glamorous sons.

It took many Britons years to forgive Charles for his admitted infidelity to Diana before ‘the people’s princess’ died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. But public mood softened after his marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005 and she became the Duchess of Cornwall.

Although Camilla was a big part of Charles and Diana’s breakup, her self-deprecating style and earthy, salty sense of humor ultimately won over many Brits.

She helped Charles smile more in public by tempering his reserve and making him seem approachable, if not happier, as he cut ribbons, visited places of worship, unveiled plaques and awaited the crown.

Her service was rewarded last February, when Queen Elizabeth II publicly declared that it was her “sincere wish” that Camilla be known as the “queen consort” after her son succeeded her, responding once and for all. all to questions about his status in the royal family. .

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born on November 14, 1948 at Buckingham Palace. When his mother acceded to the throne in 1952, the 3-year-old prince became Duke of Cornwall. He became Prince of Wales at 20.

His school years were unfortunate, with the future king being bullied by his classmates at Gordonstoun, a Scottish boarding school that prides itself on building character through vigorous outdoor activities and educated his father, Philip.

Charles studied history at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where in 1970 he became the first member of the British royal family to graduate from university.

He then spent seven years in uniform, training as a Royal Air Force pilot before joining the Royal Navy, where he learned to fly helicopters. He ended his military career as commanding officer of HMS Bronington, a minesweeper, in 1976.

Charles’ relationship with Camilla began before he went to sea, but the romance soured and she married a cavalry officer.

He met Lady Diana Spencer in 1977 when she was 16 and he was dating her older sister. Diana apparently didn’t see him again until 1980, and rumors of their engagement swirled after she was invited to spend time with Charles and the royal family.

They announced their engagement in February 1981. A certain awkwardness in their relationship immediately became apparent when, during a television interview about their engagement, a journalist asked them if they were in love. “Of course,” Diana replied immediately, while Charles said, “Whatever ‘in love’ means.”

Although Diana laughed at the response, she later said that Charles’ remark “completely blew me away”.

“God, that absolutely traumatized me,” she said in a recording made by her vocal coach in 1992-93 and featured in the 2017 documentary “Diana, In Her Own Words.”

The couple married on July 29, 1981, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in a ceremony televised around the world. Prince William, now heir to the throne, was born less than a year later, followed by his brother Prince Harry in 1984.

The public fairy tale quickly crumbled. Charles admitted adultery to a TV interviewer in 1994. In an interview of her own, Diana called attention to her husband’s relationship with Camilla, saying, “There were three of us in this marriage.”

The revelations tarnished Charles’ reputation among those who celebrated Diana for her style as well as her charitable work with AIDS patients and landmine victims.

William and Harry were caught in the middle. While the princes revered their late mother, they said Charles was a good father and praised him as an early advocate for issues such as the environment.

Tensions persist within the royal family, underscored by the decision of Harry and his wife, Meghan, to step back from their royal duties and move to California in 2020. In a television interview, they later said that a The royal had raised ‘concerns and conversations’ about their baby’s skin color before it was born. The explosive revelation forced William to publicly state that the family were not racist.

Charles persevered, increasingly replacing the queen in her twilight years. In 2018 he was named the Queen’s designated successor as head of the Commonwealth, an association of 54 nations with links to the British Empire. The process accelerated after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, on April 9, 2021.

As Elizabeth refused, he sometimes intervened at the last moment.

On the eve of the official opening of Parliament this year, on May 10, the Queen asked Charles to preside, delegating one of her most important constitutional duties to him – proof that a transition was underway.

Camilla said in a 2018 documentary that Charles was comfortable with the prospect of being king.

“I think his fate will come,” she said. “He always knew it was coming, and I don’t think it weighs on his shoulders at all.”

Optimizing the 10,000 hours that prepare children for life – UQ News Sun, 04 Sep 2022 20:19:49 +0000

The Australian Research Council (ARC) will support a large-scale longitudinal study by the University of Queensland of 600 children and their early experiences with education.

Professor Karen Thorpe from the Queensland Brain Institute at UQ has been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship worth $3.3 million over five years to study what constitutes a quality early learning and care program.

Professor Thorpe said a child’s experiences in their first five years shape the architecture of their brain, influencing their success in school and in life.

“An Australian child can spend 10,000 hours in early care and education programs before they start school and this is a critical period for their development,” Prof Thorpe said.

“Unfortunately, nearly one in four Australian children enter school developmentally vulnerable and not doing very well. Most of these children live in conditions of social and economic disadvantage.

“Through research and working with industry partners, we aim to understand why some programs fall short of the promise of quality education and highlight examples of programs that work well.

“Australia invests tens of billions of dollars each year in early childhood education and care, and it’s important to ensure as a nation that we provide learning opportunities of the highest quality to our children.

“This study will provide new insights to support that promise.”

Professor Thorpe’s research will engage Queensland children in early childhood education and care in a variety of contexts and geographical locations.

‘ARC-funded research will extend beyond the first five years, thanks to the Queensland Government,’ said Professor Thorpe.

“Thanks to the school records, we will be able to follow the progress of the students until the end of their school years.

“Ultimately, I hope this research will inform policies and practices that enhance children’s experiences in their early years, promote development and learning as they enter school, and support continued opportunities in their lives,” she said.

Professor Thorpe’s research builds on the work of te Science of Learning Centre, a collaboration between the Australian Council for Educational Research and QBI, to understand effective teaching and learning practices.

Image above left: Professor Karen Thorpe, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland.

Media: Professor Karen Thorpe,, +61 (0)422 975 900; Queensland Brain Institute Merrett Pye,, +61 (0)422 096 049 or Elaine Pye, e.pye@uq.edua.u, +61 (0)415 222 606.

Chelsea set to reward Reece James with new long-term deal – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News Fri, 02 Sep 2022 21:57:58 +0000

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Saturday’s national papers…


Reece James is set to become the latest Chelsea player to commit his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract.

Reece James is ready for a new long-term contract with Chelsea


Tottenham winger Bryan Gil hinted he was disappointed not to return to Valencia on loan with a cryptic message on social media.

Players in UEFA competitions will need to be on their toes with new regulations designed to prevent referees from being mobbed and yellow cards from being automatically given to players who hold up imaginary cards.

Jordi Alba is said to be unhappy with Barcelona following the signing of fellow left-winger Marcos Alonso.

Manchester United icon Ji-Sung Park has landed a job as technical director of K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.


Football chiefs are bracing for new Prime Minister Liz Truss to veto the fan-run review of the game recommended by Tory MP Tracey Crouch.

Harry Redknapp has revealed he called his nephew Frank Lampard to bet on Dele Alli signing for Everton before the Tottenham move turned sour.


Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva has urged the club to sign midfielder Lucas Paqueta, who ended up joining London rivals West Ham for a club-record fee.

Lucas Paqueta joins West Ham from Lyon
Lucas Paqueta signed for West Ham from Lyon


Police and transport officers launched a major operation on Saturday to end the risk of unrest in London, with Leeds United, Cardiff City, Millwall, West Ham, Chelsea and Tottenham all in action in London.

English duo Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham have been ranked as the best players in their age group when it comes to on-pitch impact according to a study by the CIES Football Observatory.

Duncan Ferguson is ready to take his first steps in management after a phone call with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Dani Carvajal has called on footballers to get extra protection after the Real Madrid star became the latest player targeted by thieves.

England rugby star Jonny May has opened up about the “mental torment” he suffered after catching Covid-19 during the summer tour of Australia.


Tottenham’s quiet deadline day could have come to life with a late bid for Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha, although he ultimately failed to take off.

Wilfried Zaha jumps for joy after scoring against Brentford
Wilfried Zaha was a Deadline Day target for Tottenham


Neil Lennon has secured another familiar face for his Omonia Nicosia side with former Celtic striker Gary Hooper joining the Cypriot club on a free transfer.

Alfredo Morelos is set for a sensational return to the Rangers starting XI in the Old Firm game against Celtic, but Tom Lawrence’s in-form knee injury could sideline him for six weeks.

Is ‘Animal Kingdom’ ready for a Bali spin-off? Here’s how Deran, J and Renn could all feature Tue, 30 Aug 2022 05:15:00 +0000

“Animal Kingdom” was one of the most gripping shows in recent years and provided us with a lot of exciting stuff. Based on the Australian film of the same name, the TNT series chronicled the journey of the Cody family and how they did illegal labor for a living. Smurf (Ellen Barkin and Leila George) was a towering figure and always wanted the whole family under control here and that’s exactly how things turned out. If Smurf said anything, then Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Deran (Jake Weary), and Craig (Ben Robson) did that task without even asking “why?”

However, things got even more interesting when J (Finn Cole) came on the scene and revealed he was Julia’s son. The same Julia (Jasper Polish) that Smurf (Leila George) kicked out a few years ago. For the first four seasons, we got to see how the Cody family operated under Smurf, but after he died, it was Pope or J who pulled all the strings. The series aired its finale on Sunday, August 28, and took viewers back in time to tell everyone why everyone is the way they are.



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During the finale, we also saw some major characters lose their lives and end their story on a tragic note. Pope and Deran died in the finale while J and Deran managed to get out of the dangerous situation and live their lives in respective locations. As soon as the series ended, we started thinking about what more could be done in the “Animal Kingdom” universe and if there was a chance of having a spin-off. So, let’s look at the odds and which character can be the center of it.


Deran’s trip to Bali

To be fair, Deran Cody had the most ambiguous future of them all in the finale. His end was eerily similar to that of Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”. We saw Jesse come out alive at the end of the series and lead a life without his mentor or his friend Walter White. On the other hand, Deran is now technically alone and none of his brothers are still alive. Craig died before his eyes while Pope committed suicide. Deran managed to get to Bali and start a new life. The spin-off may feature Deran’s life in the new land and trying to find his way to be with Adrian. They can have a future together and Deran has to start from scratch. Although he would never want to return to his past life, circumstances may cause him to do the illegal work again and show that he is a Cody after all.


Ben Robson as Craig Cody and Jake Weary as Deran Cody in ‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 6 (TNT)

Another thing that can improve his story is the way he takes care of Renn and her baby. Craig is dead and Deran promised him he would take care of them. So putting Renn in the mix also makes things interesting for Deran.


What does J do with all that money?

J betrayed the Cody family in the penultimate episode of season 6 and it was expected. He told Smurf that he would take everything away from her and take revenge for everything she had done to her mother Julia. For nearly six seasons, J tricked us into thinking he was part of the Cody family and started caring for Pope, Deran, and Craig. However, as soon as they hatched the plan to break Pope out of prison, J betrayed them and did not help Cody’s other members during the mission. At the end, Pope and J had an exciting conversation, and when we thought J was going to die, Pope saved him and gave his life for what he had done to Julia.


Shawn Hatosy as Andrew
Shawn Hatosy as Andrew “Pope” Cody and Finn Cole as Josh Cody in “Animal Kingdom” Season 6 (TNT)

With J alive and having all the money in the world, it would be interesting to see what J does with that money. He is alone. Penny has left him and he has no allies, which puts him in even more danger. However, even money and success could not buy him happiness. Although he hated what Smurf was doing, but now that he has become a pro in running such businesses, he would be wise to continue the business and make a name for himself in the market.


Another thing that makes J a popular choice for the spinoff is how Deran is still alive. Deran may want revenge for what J did with his family and that could make for an amazing story to tell. The show could pit two Codys against each other and see how Deran could cripple J’s business. Their final showdown may also see Renn join Deran as it was because of J that her husband died. So, these three characters from one series would be a treat to watch.

We’d love to see J take on other people in the same business and tell a story that has everything from love and betrayal to action and drama.

Do you think there could be an “Animal Kingdom” spin-off? Tell us in the comments section about the character you’d like to see if a spinoff series is made