Lola

25 Apr 19
Closer Weekly
Co-parenting isn’t always rainbows and butterflies and Denise Richards isn’t afraid to admit it. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star — who co-parents her daughters, Sam, 15, and Lola Rose, 13, with her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen — explained that the former couple’s inability to see eye-to-eye makes their co-parenting situation that much harder. “I took the phone away from my kid and her dad was in total agreement on the phone with me about and he supported it,” the 48-year-old beauty began explaining while making a guest appearance on the BravoTV after-show alongside costar Lisa Rinna. “And then the next day — a new phone number!” As you can imagine, Denise wasn’t happy. “Oh, he got her a new phone?” Lisa asked the blonde beauty, to which she replied, “Yeah, and that’s hard.” View this post on Instagram So blessed to be your mom it’s the greatest gift I can imagine. My little pillars of strength. I love you. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms❤️ A post shared by Denise Richards (@deniserichards) on May 13, 2018 at 8:27pm PDT Denise, who was married to Charlie, 53, from 2002 until 2006, candidly opened up about her relationship with the Two and a Half Men actor during the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, April 22. “It’s surreal when you start to see your kids become adults. It makes me cry,” Denise told her new husband, Aaron Phypers, as tears rolled down her face. “I just feel like I f—ked up a lot with their dad. I don’t want them to look back at their childhood and remember [arguments].” Following her difficult divorce, the Starship Troopers actress adopted her third daughter, 7-year-old Eloise. Denise has opened up quite often about her sweet daughter, who has special needs, but she most recently got candid about her journey of adoption. “To me, it feels like I always had Eloise — there’s no difference between an adopted child or biological child, or Eloise and my older daughters,” Denise recently gushed to The Local Moms. “I’ve always believed that we choose our parents and she just chose me another way. She’s my daughter and she’s a part of me.” Denise also offered some kind words of advice for those moms and dads out there who are having a tough time raising children with an ex. “Parents have to come together, even if they don’t want to be in the same room, for their kids,” she insisted to the outlet. “Suck it up — because they didn’t ask to be born into a family that splits and shouldn’t have to deal with parents at each other’s throats. I’m not one where you bash your ex in front of your children. It’s very disrespectful to the kids.”
25 Apr 19
Foss and the Nauticat

Well I’ve had quite an Autumn/Winter and Spring of gadding about I feel like an itinerant. It is a case of wherever my mummies lay my bed that’s my home. After getting off the big noisy boat that smells where I have to stay in the car with all the alarms going off all night, […]

25 Apr 19
Pinoy Edmonton News

PH to address illegal Chinese workers’ entry: envoy By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said concerned Philippine agencies are currently working to address the issue of illegal Chinese workers in the country. In a press briefing in Beijing on Wednesday, Sta. Romana said […]

25 Apr 19
Logan’s Journey

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

25 Apr 19
Oh! That Playlist

It’s been two weeks since my last post, but I have been ridiculously busy with life, so bear with me, because I have lots I want to chat about in coming posts, such as new album purchases and upcoming gigs. At home: Cassia – Replica The Charlatans – Simpatico Circa Waves – What’s It Like […]

25 Apr 19
The Sun
HORRIFYING footage captures the vile conditions in an Indonesian slaughterhouse where dogs are taken to be killed for their meat. Dogs are clubbed and strung upside down to bleed out while they’re still conscious in front of other terrified dogs. The vile conditions in an Indonesian slaughterhouse where dogs are taken to be killed for their meat have been exposed The dogs are forced to watch while other dogs are slaughtered The animals arrive on trucks in the city of Surakarta, Java, where they are put into sacks and thrown into tiny cages while they wait to be butchered. The upsetting images and footage were taken by the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition, which is calling for the end to the dog meat trade. Thousands of dogs are slaughtered in the city each month, despite the Central Government’s Ministry of Agriculture calling on provincial governments to take action against the practice. The meat is sold in 82 of the city’s restaurants, which all openly advertise the fact that they sell dog meat. An estimated 13,700 dogs of unknown disease and vaccination status continue to be captured from the streets of cities throughout Java each month. Lola Webber, from the Change For Animals Foundation, said: “Dogs are captured from the streets and stolen from people’s homes to be taken on long journeys – often lasting for days – tightly packed in pick-up trucks or in hessian sacks, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe. “They are then taken to filthy slaughterhouses where they watch others being slaughtered as they wait their turn, trembling in fear. “The look in their eyes is haunting, the blood-spattered walls unforgettable.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”328″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As well as being extremely cruel to the animals, the slaughterhouses also flout public health and safety regulations designed to protect citizens from deadly rabies transmission and the spread of other zoonotic diseases. The DMFI claims the trade  relies on “illegal, profit-driven and dangerous activities, including the trans-provincial long-distance trade in dogs”. It’s estimated that just seven per cent of the Indonesian population actually eats dog meat. Dogs are kept in tiny cages They are put into sacks and thrown into cages while they wait to be butchered It’s estimated that just seven per cent of the Indonesian population actually eats dog meat Thousands of dogs are slaughtered in the city each month The slaughterhouse has grim and unsanitary conditions An estimated 13,700 dogs of unknown disease and vaccination status continue to be captured each month The government called for an end to the trade but it has continued The meat is sold in 82 of the city’s restaurants which openly advertised it We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
25 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
HORRIFYING footage captures the vile conditions in an Indonesian slaughterhouse where dogs are taken to be killed for their meat. Dogs are clubbed and strung upside down to bleed out while they’re still conscious in front of other terrified dogs. The vile conditions in an Indonesian slaughterhouse where dogs are taken to be killed for their meat have been exposed The dogs are forced to watch while other dogs are slaughtered The animals arrive on trucks in the city of Surakarta, Java, where they are put into sacks and thrown into tiny cages while they wait to be butchered. The upsetting images and footage were taken by the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition, which is calling for the end to the dog meat trade. Thousands of dogs are slaughtered in the city each month, despite the Central Government’s Ministry of Agriculture calling on provincial governments to take action against the practice. The meat is sold in 82 of the city’s restaurants, which all openly advertise the fact that they sell dog meat. An estimated 13,700 dogs of unknown disease and vaccination status continue to be captured from the streets of cities throughout Java each month. Lola Webber, from the Change For Animals Foundation, said: “Dogs are captured from the streets and stolen from people’s homes to be taken on long journeys – often lasting for days – tightly packed in pick-up trucks or in hessian sacks, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe. “They are then taken to filthy slaughterhouses where they watch others being slaughtered as they wait their turn, trembling in fear. “The look in their eyes is haunting, the blood-spattered walls unforgettable.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”15″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As well as being extremely cruel to the animals, the slaughterhouses also flout public health and safety regulations designed to protect citizens from deadly rabies transmission and the spread of other zoonotic diseases. The DMFI claims the trade  relies on “illegal, profit-driven and dangerous activities, including the trans-provincial long-distance trade in dogs”. It’s estimated that just seven per cent of the Indonesian population actually eats dog meat. Dogs are kept in tiny cages They are put into sacks and thrown into cages while they wait to be butchered It’s estimated that just seven per cent of the Indonesian population actually eats dog meat Thousands of dogs are slaughtered in the city each month The slaughterhouse has grim and unsanitary conditions An estimated 13,700 dogs of unknown disease and vaccination status continue to be captured each month The government called for an end to the trade but it has continued The meat is sold in 82 of the city’s restaurants which openly advertised it We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
25 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
HORRIFYING footage captures the vile conditions in an Indonesian slaughterhouse where dogs are taken to be killed for their meat. Dogs are clubbed and strung upside down to bleed out while they’re still conscious in front of other terrified dogs. The vile conditions in an Indonesian slaughterhouse where dogs are taken to be killed for their meat have been exposed The dogs are forced to watch while other dogs are slaughtered The animals arrive on trucks in the city of Surakarta, Java, where they are put into sacks and thrown into tiny cages while they wait to be butchered. The upsetting images and footage were taken by the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition, which is calling for the end to the dog meat trade. Thousands of dogs are slaughtered in the city each month, despite the Central Government’s Ministry of Agriculture calling on provincial governments to take action against the practice. The meat is sold in 82 of the city’s restaurants, which all openly advertise the fact that they sell dog meat. An estimated 13,700 dogs of unknown disease and vaccination status continue to be captured from the streets of cities throughout Java each month. Lola Webber, from the Change For Animals Foundation, said: “Dogs are captured from the streets and stolen from people’s homes to be taken on long journeys – often lasting for days – tightly packed in pick-up trucks or in hessian sacks, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe. “They are then taken to filthy slaughterhouses where they watch others being slaughtered as they wait their turn, trembling in fear. “The look in their eyes is haunting, the blood-spattered walls unforgettable.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”14″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As well as being extremely cruel to the animals, the slaughterhouses also flout public health and safety regulations designed to protect citizens from deadly rabies transmission and the spread of other zoonotic diseases. The DMFI claims the trade  relies on “illegal, profit-driven and dangerous activities, including the trans-provincial long-distance trade in dogs”. It’s estimated that just seven per cent of the Indonesian population actually eats dog meat. Dogs are kept in tiny cages They are put into sacks and thrown into cages while they wait to be butchered It’s estimated that just seven per cent of the Indonesian population actually eats dog meat Thousands of dogs are slaughtered in the city each month The slaughterhouse has grim and unsanitary conditions An estimated 13,700 dogs of unknown disease and vaccination status continue to be captured each month The government called for an end to the trade but it has continued The meat is sold in 82 of the city’s restaurants which openly advertised it We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
25 Apr 19
Lola Et La Vie

★★★★★☆☆ Title: The Tragic Daughters of Charles I Author: Sarah-Beth Watkins Genre: Non-Fiction / History / Biography Pages: 177 First published: 26 April 2019 by Chronos Books Edition: ARC e-book, courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher Mary, Elizabeth and Henrietta Anne, the daughters of King Charles I and his queen, Henrietta Maria, would be brought up against the background of the […]

25 Apr 19
Stories From Home

Since sometime in September I have been doing the LIIFT workouts consistently and it is paying off! I haven’t lost any weight but lots of people are commenting on me having lost weight or looking fitter. No before and after photos or measurements, just the satisfaction of feeling good. In addition, I do any extra […]

25 Apr 19
Guyana Horror Stories

In case we have all forgotten it was just one year ago when Melly Mel and Lola Doll were in one of the nastiest Social Media feuds we have ever witnessed. It was during that time Lola Doll made allegations against Melly Mel stating that she had Aids after which Melly Mel released before and […]

25 Apr 19
EntreFilete Noticias

Ya en la cuenta regresiva. Este lunes 29 de abril a las 22:30 arranca Showmatch y en Súper Bailando 2019 habrá 16 parejas en busca del trofeo de campeón. Sofía Morandi y Julián Serrano serán los defensores de la corona, pero tendrán rivales de peso y hasta excampeones. La nómina la completan: Griselda Siciliani-Nicolás Villalba; Fede Bal-Lourdes Sánchez; Hernán Piquín-Macarena Rinaldi; Flor Vigna-Facundo Mazzei; Flor de la V-Gabo Usandivaras; Leticia Brédice-Fernando […]

25 Apr 19
Respira

The word “lazy” elicits negative connotations, but I want to talk about the positive side of taking the occasional “lazy day”. When life gets crazy busy you definitely don’t need an excuse to take a time out from the wild, wild world to unplug, recharge and focus on yourself. Indulge in those miniature daydreams you’ve […]

25 Apr 19
IndieWire
[Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead for “Avengers: Endgame.”] Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have come a long way since “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) in harnessing the power of VFX and effectively integrating it into their four-film MCU journey. Throughout the last five years, they’ve taken advantage of tech advancements in lighting, surfacing, rendering, compositing, and facial animation that have benefited Marvel’s seamless, photo-real, visual virtuosity. The finale demanded that they deploy all the skills they’ve learned to get the most from the wide range of challenging effects sequences they faced in one three-hour movie. To bolster the action for “Winter Soldier,” the Russos led off with Industrial Light & Magic’s revamped, fully weaponized Helicarrier (the biggest CG model in ILM’s history). Then, in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), they choreographed the intricate airport battle (also handled by ILM) featuring newcomer Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). And, for the more ambitious “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), the directors took full advantage of the game-changing CG Thanos (performance-captured by Josh Brolin and believably animated by Digital Domain and Weta Digital). However, for “Avengers: Endgame,” the Russos required a more sophisticated use of VFX to help resolve the wide-ranging emotional conflicts in their intricate “time heist” finale. “We not only had to resolve our own movies but all the other MCU movies from the last 10 years,” Anthony said. “Our approach has been subversive, making these superheroes confront the finality of death. There’s a sense of introspection that allows these characters to deal with who they are individually and collectively.” “Avengers: Endgame” This is particularly true of the six original and most senior Avengers (Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, and Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/Hulk), who are confronted with some trippy time and space situations. “This is a unique moment in time because I don’t think ever before on this scale have characters ‘lost it’ so dramatically in a commercial film,” added Joe. “And it does put them psychologically in a very profound place,” he continued. “And we can express that through the environments. Antonioni was one of our favorite filmmakers growing up and environment was always reflecting the psychology of the characters. We use the digital internegative in our real set design and in our CG set design to reflect psychology, but not in a way that’s as highly expressionistic as ‘Red Desert.’ But certainly when you watch [‘Endgame’], you’ll see how our choices reflect tone. These movies have incredible scale and fantastical settings. The real challenges are incredible photorealism and how you accomplish it in lighting and tone.” Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Kevin Feige. From right, actress Brie Larson, actor Jeremy Renner, actor Robert Downey Jr., President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, director Anthony Russo and Joe Russo pose during an event to promote their latest film “Avengers Endgame” in Seoul, South Korea. For example, when introduced to a new planet, there’s a sense of beauty that co-exists with loneliness. By contrast, when revisiting one of the planets from “Infinity War,” the exotic, dark beauty foreshadows the inevitability of doom. “I think we found for some reason if we put a touch of blue in the sky that it grounds it to a certain level for the audience,” Joe said. “It takes it out of what can feel like a fully CG environment. This is one of the tricks that we’ve learned over the years.” “Avengers: Endgame” Most of the environmental work out of the nearly 3,000 overall VFX shots was done by ILM, Digital Domain, Weta, and Framestore. “We needed everybody we work with to be filmmakers and to understand that story drives everything,” Anthony said. “The total design of the movie is an expression of the story.” The Russos also learned how to tweak Thanos to their liking. “I think the technology is improving constantly,” Joe said. “Digital Domain, who spearheaded Thanos, reached a level of even more detail than the last go around and they can render it faster. Which makes for more iterations for us being able to examine on a creative level his animation, the level of emotion from him, how he’s feeling in the scene. Whenever you get greater detail, you get greater range. It’s all based on Brolin’s performance. The craft of controlling a CG character to the level of his ability is what made these movies special.” From a pacing standpoint, the animation seemed to move quicker, along with lighting and rendering. “We were able to pull off things that we were never able to before,” Joe said. “We were also able to pivot quickly and make choices that three years ago, it would never get done in time. If a stunt didn’t work, it allowed us to re-execute the stunt through animation and CG. There are sequences in the movie that are totally CG and I don’t think audiences will be able to tell.” “Avengers: Infinity War” Not surprisingly, digital double work is one of the “Endgame” highlights, especially de-aging and accelerated aging as a new wrinkle. Lola VFX has perfected de-aging throughout the MCU (Michael Douglas in “Ant-Man,” Downey in “Civil War,” Kurt Russell in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Laurence Fishburne in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and Sam Jackson in “Captain Marvel”). The various encounters are placed for both surprise and suspense. What a wonderful summary of the artistry. Again, according to the Russos, it’s always at the service of the script (by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely): “If the narrative is fresh, if the narrative is original, if what is happening to these characters and the road they are traveling together hasn’t happened before, then we are necessarily going to arrive at someplace original on a visual effects design level because everything is in support of that narrative,” said Anthony.
25 Apr 19
5 Minutes with Joe

Our sixth feline found outside the neighborhood’s designated borders could easily have been the seventh. Darth Mew originally was an “honorary” member, spotted on the other side of Texas Street going East up Meade towards Arizona. But I later learned that he, like Princess Leia, lives on Louisiana, which is one block back Westways from […]