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The Daily Mail the Premier has convulsed with the information that it took out in the early hours of Saturday to Sunday. According to the British newspaper, Manchester City once again committed FPF (Financial Fair Play) irregularities to inflate its income from Abu Dhabi. According to the emails provided by the British newspaper, the city’s T-shirt sponsor Etihad reportedly contributed £ 12 million to the 2010-2011 income statement, when in fact it was £ 4 million of pounds sterling. According to the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, clubs must be transparent about their income and balance it against their expenses. But the accusations point to City tampering with the contracts.

It is not the first time that the finances of the City appear in question. In February 2020, UEFA sanctioned the Manchester team based on the balance sheets submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016. He punished him without participating in two editions in the Champions League, but then the TAS revoked the sanction. UEFA reopened a year earlier, in 2019, the City and PSG files —Which resulted in financial fines in 2014— after a second wave of Football leaks posted by Der Spiegel that revealed that both clubs received favorable treatment from UEFA that reduced their penalties. Those documents, which also included emails and contracts, spanning much of the past 10 years, include previously unknown details of a UEFA investigation into the financial affairs of City and Paris St Germain, owned by the Qatari royal family.

In its day, the file against Manchester City in 2014 was resolved by sanctioning the club with a fine of 20 million euros. At the beginning of November, the papers of Football leaks published by Der Spiegel revealed that the penalty was minimal after several secret meetings of UEFA officials with Manchester Cit officialsY. In other concessions, the European confederation would have allowed the City to evade control of the fair play financial income of 2,700 million euros.

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The Daily Mail the Premier has convulsed with the information that it took out in the early hours of Saturday to Sunday. According to the British newspaper, Manchester City once again committed FPF (Financial Fair Play) irregularities to inflate its income from Abu Dhabi. According to the emails provided by the British newspaper, the city’s T-shirt sponsor Etihad reportedly contributed £ 12 million to the 2010-2011 income statement, when in fact it was £ 4 million of pounds sterling. According to the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, clubs must be transparent about their income and balance it against their expenses. But the accusations point to City tampering with the contracts.

It is not the first time that the finances of the City appear in question. In February 2020, UEFA sanctioned the Manchester team based on the balance sheets submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016. He punished him without participating in two editions in the Champions League, but then the TAS revoked the sanction. UEFA reopened a year earlier, in 2019, the City and PSG files —Which resulted in financial fines in 2014— after a second wave of Football leaks posted by Der Spiegel that revealed that both clubs received favorable treatment from UEFA that reduced their penalties. Those documents, which also included emails and contracts, spanning much of the past 10 years, include previously unknown details of a UEFA investigation into the financial affairs of City and Paris St Germain, owned by the Qatari royal family.

In its day, the file against Manchester City in 2014 was resolved by sanctioning the club with a fine of 20 million euros. At the beginning of November, the papers of Football leaks published by Der Spiegel revealed that the penalty was minimal after several secret meetings of UEFA officials with Manchester Cit officialsY. In other concessions, the European confederation would have allowed the City to evade control of the fair play financial income of 2,700 million euros.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1627172432) } [1]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(111) "Village People: The Disco Music Phenomenon That Was Born By Chance, Had A Movie, And Became An LTGB Icon | ARE" ["link"]=> string(146) "https://debatepost.com/music/2021/07/25/village-people-the-disco-music-phenomenon-that-was-born-by-chance-had-a-movie-and-became-an-ltgb-icon-are/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Susan Hall" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:19:29 +0000" ["category"]=> string(94) "MusicBornchanceDiscoICONLGTBI communityLTGBmoviemusicpeoplephenomenonSongvillageVillage People" ["guid"]=> string(146) "https://debatepost.com/music/2021/07/25/village-people-the-disco-music-phenomenon-that-was-born-by-chance-had-a-movie-and-became-an-ltgb-icon-are/" ["description"]=> string(84) "There is no better phrase than that of the Argentine writer Enesto Sabato -in his..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(8514) "

There is no better phrase than that of the Argentine writer Enesto Sabato -in his novel ‘On heroes and tombs’- which refers to the fact that in life “there are no coincidences, but destinies”, to refer to the origins of Village People. It was precisely by chance that the French Jacques Morali (consummate producer of The Ritchie Family) and Henri Belolo, walking one night through the streets of Greenwich Village, saw a man dressed as an Indian chieftain pass by. He caught their attention and they followed him to Anvil, a local gay club. They went in and asked for something to drink. Within minutes they see the happy character coming on stage. They also noticed how a customer in a cowboy hat looked at him in wonder. A couple of drinks go, a couple of drinks come and, between meaningless conversations, his next project came out: a disco group.

It was the mid-seventies and they had already found their first member: Chief Felipe Rose. Then they were joined by Victor Willis (the cop), David Hodo (the builder), Alex Briley (the military man), Glenn Hughes (the motorcyclist) and Randy Jones (the cowboy). All archetypes drawn from people who frequented the New York street. The name of the group, of course, was not long in being defined. Composers Phim Hurt and Peter Whitehead joined in on the risky proposal. His lyrics touched, with subtlety, with the double meaning. Quickly, the songs went from the dance floors in the clubs of Greenwich Village to the top of the renowned Billboard charts.

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The formula had worked. For many, a masterful move; for others, a mere champagne, the truth is that Village People liked it, and a lot. Especially those who should bother. Thanks to that, they became champions of the rights of the LGTBI community. These hyperbolic characters were a worldwide phenomenon (only in their first two years they released four albums). Not surprisingly, when they were on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1979, the headline of the main note was “The cartoon that inspired the world.”

There was an industry, however, that did not fall at the feet of the sextet: the cinematographic one. On June 20, 1980, Que no pare la música (Can’t stop the music) was released, an attempt at a biopic where they – paradoxically – were not protagonists. The film tells the story of [Jacques Morali] a boy – played by Steve Guttenber, a forgotten actor of the time – who worked in a record store, but his dream was to succeed in music with his own effort and the help of Samantha [Valerie Perrine]. Bruce Jenner, then Olympic champion, appears as the couple of the young woman and lawyer of the Village People.

The film was released in a rather complicated context.  Already at the end of 1979 there was a social history against disco music.  Initially, the film was to be called Discoland.  They decided to change to Can't stop the music, under the idea of ​​recounting the birth of Village People
The film was released in a rather complicated context. Already at the end of 1979 there was a social history against disco music. Initially, the film was to be called Discoland. They decided to change to Can’t stop the music, under the idea of ​​recounting the birth of Village People

The film directed by Nancy Walker and written by Allan Carr (producer of Grease) was nominated – and with good reason – to all categories of the Golden Raspberry (Razzie) awards, taking the statuette for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay. Although there are two redeemable things about the movie. The first: the progressive message. There are scenes in which the characters refer to personal acceptance and social change. Topics that, 20 years later, remain current and are just as important.

The movie Can't stop de music starred Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner and the Village People.
The movie Can’t stop de music starred Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner and the Village People.

The second is, a little more evident, the soundtrack. The album of the same name to the film is the sixth studio album of the American group. It managed to be in the top 10 of the British charts and in position 49 of the Billboard 200. A bonus track: a mini-concert of the Village. When it comes to music, there is no lose.

The heyday of disco music, it is worth saying, was short-lived; being Village People one of the last to succeed in the genre. Criticized and even stoned by critics, it is undeniable to recognize the group’s success. And not because of the more than 100 million records it has sold since its founding in 1977. But because, more than four decades later, its songs still generate that almost immediate action of emulating those singular steps of the time. //

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There is no better phrase than that of the Argentine writer Enesto Sabato -in his novel ‘On heroes and tombs’- which refers to the fact that in life “there are no coincidences, but destinies”, to refer to the origins of Village People. It was precisely by chance that the French Jacques Morali (consummate producer of The Ritchie Family) and Henri Belolo, walking one night through the streets of Greenwich Village, saw a man dressed as an Indian chieftain pass by. He caught their attention and they followed him to Anvil, a local gay club. They went in and asked for something to drink. Within minutes they see the happy character coming on stage. They also noticed how a customer in a cowboy hat looked at him in wonder. A couple of drinks go, a couple of drinks come and, between meaningless conversations, his next project came out: a disco group.

It was the mid-seventies and they had already found their first member: Chief Felipe Rose. Then they were joined by Victor Willis (the cop), David Hodo (the builder), Alex Briley (the military man), Glenn Hughes (the motorcyclist) and Randy Jones (the cowboy). All archetypes drawn from people who frequented the New York street. The name of the group, of course, was not long in being defined. Composers Phim Hurt and Peter Whitehead joined in on the risky proposal. His lyrics touched, with subtlety, with the double meaning. Quickly, the songs went from the dance floors in the clubs of Greenwich Village to the top of the renowned Billboard charts.

LOOK: The Peruvian song in 8D that takes you on a trip to the interior of the country only with headphones

The formula had worked. For many, a masterful move; for others, a mere champagne, the truth is that Village People liked it, and a lot. Especially those who should bother. Thanks to that, they became champions of the rights of the LGTBI community. These hyperbolic characters were a worldwide phenomenon (only in their first two years they released four albums). Not surprisingly, when they were on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1979, the headline of the main note was “The cartoon that inspired the world.”

There was an industry, however, that did not fall at the feet of the sextet: the cinematographic one. On June 20, 1980, Que no pare la música (Can’t stop the music) was released, an attempt at a biopic where they – paradoxically – were not protagonists. The film tells the story of [Jacques Morali] a boy – played by Steve Guttenber, a forgotten actor of the time – who worked in a record store, but his dream was to succeed in music with his own effort and the help of Samantha [Valerie Perrine]. Bruce Jenner, then Olympic champion, appears as the couple of the young woman and lawyer of the Village People.

The film was released in a rather complicated context.  Already at the end of 1979 there was a social history against disco music.  Initially, the film was to be called Discoland.  They decided to change to Can't stop the music, under the idea of ​​recounting the birth of Village People
The film was released in a rather complicated context. Already at the end of 1979 there was a social history against disco music. Initially, the film was to be called Discoland. They decided to change to Can’t stop the music, under the idea of ​​recounting the birth of Village People

The film directed by Nancy Walker and written by Allan Carr (producer of Grease) was nominated – and with good reason – to all categories of the Golden Raspberry (Razzie) awards, taking the statuette for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay. Although there are two redeemable things about the movie. The first: the progressive message. There are scenes in which the characters refer to personal acceptance and social change. Topics that, 20 years later, remain current and are just as important.

The movie Can't stop de music starred Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner and the Village People.
The movie Can’t stop de music starred Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner and the Village People.

The second is, a little more evident, the soundtrack. The album of the same name to the film is the sixth studio album of the American group. It managed to be in the top 10 of the British charts and in position 49 of the Billboard 200. A bonus track: a mini-concert of the Village. When it comes to music, there is no lose.

The heyday of disco music, it is worth saying, was short-lived; being Village People one of the last to succeed in the genre. Criticized and even stoned by critics, it is undeniable to recognize the group’s success. And not because of the more than 100 million records it has sold since its founding in 1977. But because, more than four decades later, its songs still generate that almost immediate action of emulating those singular steps of the time. //

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Studying music helps kids get better grades

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1627172369) } [2]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(75) "Modern Love, the romantic bet of Amazon Prime Video premieres second season" ["link"]=> string(119) "https://debatepost.com/celebrity/2021/07/25/modern-love-the-romantic-bet-of-amazon-prime-video-premieres-second-season/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(16) "Sandy Richardson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:18:15 +0000" ["category"]=> string(61) "CelebrityAmazonbetLovemodernpremieresPrimeromanticseasonvideo" ["guid"]=> string(119) "https://debatepost.com/celebrity/2021/07/25/modern-love-the-romantic-bet-of-amazon-prime-video-premieres-second-season/" ["description"]=> string(71) "Modern Love is based on the columns of the The New York Times of the..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6587) "

Modern Love is based on the columns of the The New York Times of the same name that count true love stories. Many of them with happy endings, others not so much, and even with impossible and unexpected twists of fate.

Don’t forget to follow us on Google News to stay informed

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Read more ►Three identical strangers: the end does not justify the means

Like the first installment, the second season will recount 8 new stories of love, each of them starring a completely renewed cast.

The new episodes include performances by Tobias Menzies, Sophie Okonedo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Lucy Boynton, Zoe Chao, Minnie Driver, Dominique Fishback, Kit Harington, Garrett Hedlund, Anna Paquin, Miranda Richardson Y Marquis Rodriguez.

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Although the show has an official synopsis, thanks to the first preview we can see various stories where a man tries to rediscover the woman of his dreams that he met on a train, or the case of a young man in love with his best friend. Another story shows the reunion of a former partner, while another explores sexual awakening. The only factor in common that runs through the series is love.

The new season of Modern Love will be available in Amazon Primer Video from August 13.

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Read more ►All Argentine content that can be seen on Star +

In addition to Harrington, the cast is completed by: Anna Paquin (The Irishman), Minnie Driver (Will & Grace), Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) or Miranda Richardson (Good Omens), among others. John Carney is the writer, executive producer and director of the anthology series shot in New York and Dublin.

John Carney is the writer, director, and executive producer of Modern Love. John Crowley (Brooklyn), Marta Cunningham (Insecure) Jesse Peretz (Glow) and Andrew Rannells (Black Monday) will also direct episodes of the anthology series with Celine Held and Logan George (Topside) co-directing one episode. Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann and Anthony Bregman are also executive producers of the second season, along with Choire Sicha and Caitlin Roper of the New York Times, with Sean Fogel and Miriam Mintz serving as producers. Daniel Jones, editor of the “Modern Love” column, is a co-producer. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story, and the New York Times.

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The season was recorded in Albany, New York City, Schenectady and Troy, New York, and Dublin, Ireland.

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" } ["summary"]=> string(71) "Modern Love is based on the columns of the The New York Times of the..." ["atom_content"]=> string(6587) "

Modern Love is based on the columns of the The New York Times of the same name that count true love stories. Many of them with happy endings, others not so much, and even with impossible and unexpected twists of fate.

Don’t forget to follow us on Google News to stay informed

1.png

Read more ►Three identical strangers: the end does not justify the means

Like the first installment, the second season will recount 8 new stories of love, each of them starring a completely renewed cast.

The new episodes include performances by Tobias Menzies, Sophie Okonedo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Lucy Boynton, Zoe Chao, Minnie Driver, Dominique Fishback, Kit Harington, Garrett Hedlund, Anna Paquin, Miranda Richardson Y Marquis Rodriguez.

Read more ►Luca is the first LGBTQ + movie from Disney and Pixar?

2.png

Read more►Censor, the indie horror film that nostalgically recalls the horror genre

Although the show has an official synopsis, thanks to the first preview we can see various stories where a man tries to rediscover the woman of his dreams that he met on a train, or the case of a young man in love with his best friend. Another story shows the reunion of a former partner, while another explores sexual awakening. The only factor in common that runs through the series is love.

The new season of Modern Love will be available in Amazon Primer Video from August 13.

Read more►Loki: behind the scenes with TVA

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Read more ►All Argentine content that can be seen on Star +

In addition to Harrington, the cast is completed by: Anna Paquin (The Irishman), Minnie Driver (Will & Grace), Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) or Miranda Richardson (Good Omens), among others. John Carney is the writer, executive producer and director of the anthology series shot in New York and Dublin.

John Carney is the writer, director, and executive producer of Modern Love. John Crowley (Brooklyn), Marta Cunningham (Insecure) Jesse Peretz (Glow) and Andrew Rannells (Black Monday) will also direct episodes of the anthology series with Celine Held and Logan George (Topside) co-directing one episode. Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann and Anthony Bregman are also executive producers of the second season, along with Choire Sicha and Caitlin Roper of the New York Times, with Sean Fogel and Miriam Mintz serving as producers. Daniel Jones, editor of the “Modern Love” column, is a co-producer. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story, and the New York Times.

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The season was recorded in Albany, New York City, Schenectady and Troy, New York, and Dublin, Ireland.

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1627172295) } [3]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(50) "Fireworks over empty streets turn the page of 2020" ["link"]=> string(91) "https://debatepost.com/music/2021/07/25/fireworks-over-empty-streets-turn-the-page-of-2020/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Susan Hall" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:03:55 +0000" ["category"]=> string(34) "MusicemptyfireworksPagestreetsturn" ["guid"]=> string(91) "https://debatepost.com/music/2021/07/25/fireworks-over-empty-streets-turn-the-page-of-2020/" ["description"]=> string(98) "Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia, January 1, 2021...." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5358) "

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia, January 1, 2021. REUTERS / Loren Elliott reuters_tickers

This content was published on December 31, 2020 – 20:23

By Gareth Jones and Peter Graff

Dec 31 (Reuters) – Blue, red and white fireworks lit the sky above the Sydney Opera House like every new year, but the harbor below was empty like a ghost town, a spooky farewell to a year that will not be missed. .

There was no light show from the top of the Beijing television tower; the lions of Trafalgar Square in London were surrounded by fences, as was the Puerta del Sol in Madrid. In Rome, crowds will not gather in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope will not give mass, and revelers will not plunge into the Tiber as they do every year.

Have a good trip 2020. Hello 2021.

While some cities launched fireworks over empty streets, others, such as London and Singapore, canceled their displays. Paris, Rome and Istanbul were under curfew.

The ball will land on Broadway, but instead of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers huddled shoulder to shoulder in Times Square, those present will be a small, preselected group of nurses, doctors and other key workers and their families, separated by about 2 meters.

The organizers hired Gloria Gaynor to sing their “I Will Survive.” (“I will Survive”). “Did you think I would fall apart? Did you think I would lie down and die? Oh no, not me!” Read the lyrics of the classic Disco music.

“It is going to be, possibly, the most special, the most moving, the most emotional New Year’s Eve,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters, who will press the button to start the descent of the crystal ball. “In 2021, we are going to show people what recovery looks like, what it turns out to be.”

With more than 1.7 million people dead and 82 million infected worldwide since last New Year’s Eve, but in the hope that new vaccines can help control the pandemic, the end of this year is like no other in the world. memory.

In her 16th New Year’s Eve speech as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said: “I think I am not exaggerating when I say: never in the last 15 years have we found the old year so heavy and never, despite all concerns and some skepticism, did we expect the new year with so much hope “.

“ONE HELL YEAR”

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the pandemic originated a year ago, thousands of people gathered at popular downtown spots to countdown to 2021. Some said they were being cautious but weren’t particularly concerned.

“Safety is the priority,” said Wang Xuemei, a 23-year-old professor and a Wuhan resident.

In Australia, where the Sydney Opera House fireworks are televised around the world as the first major visual display of the new year, movement was restricted, gatherings were banned and internal borders were closed. Most people were banned from going to central Sydney on Thursday night.

“It’s been a hell of a year,” said Gladys Berejiklian, prime minister of the state of New South Wales, which includes Sydney. “Hopefully 2021 is easier for everyone.”

In the UK, where a highly contagious variant of the virus has been detected and most people are under strict restrictions, authorities carried out a public message campaign on billboards and in the media urging people to “see the New Year safely at home. “

In Italy, the European country with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19, bars, restaurants and most shops were closed and a curfew was established for New Year’s Eve between 22:00 and 07: 00 on Friday.

In France, where a nightly curfew is also in effect, no more than six adults will be allowed to gather for dinner, but there will be celebrations. Small, perhaps, but stylish.

At “A la Ville de Rodez”, a luxury Parisian delicatessen, the manager Brice Tapon prepared packages of foie gras, truffles and pate for groups of two or three.

“I’ll gorge myself on foie gras, champagne and all this food,” said Annie Chaplin, a customer. “And I’ll stay home.”

(Reuters offices report; written by Gareth Jones; edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)

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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia, January 1, 2021. REUTERS / Loren Elliott reuters_tickers

This content was published on December 31, 2020 – 20:23

By Gareth Jones and Peter Graff

Dec 31 (Reuters) – Blue, red and white fireworks lit the sky above the Sydney Opera House like every new year, but the harbor below was empty like a ghost town, a spooky farewell to a year that will not be missed. .

There was no light show from the top of the Beijing television tower; the lions of Trafalgar Square in London were surrounded by fences, as was the Puerta del Sol in Madrid. In Rome, crowds will not gather in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope will not give mass, and revelers will not plunge into the Tiber as they do every year.

Have a good trip 2020. Hello 2021.

While some cities launched fireworks over empty streets, others, such as London and Singapore, canceled their displays. Paris, Rome and Istanbul were under curfew.

The ball will land on Broadway, but instead of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers huddled shoulder to shoulder in Times Square, those present will be a small, preselected group of nurses, doctors and other key workers and their families, separated by about 2 meters.

The organizers hired Gloria Gaynor to sing their “I Will Survive.” (“I will Survive”). “Did you think I would fall apart? Did you think I would lie down and die? Oh no, not me!” Read the lyrics of the classic Disco music.

“It is going to be, possibly, the most special, the most moving, the most emotional New Year’s Eve,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters, who will press the button to start the descent of the crystal ball. “In 2021, we are going to show people what recovery looks like, what it turns out to be.”

With more than 1.7 million people dead and 82 million infected worldwide since last New Year’s Eve, but in the hope that new vaccines can help control the pandemic, the end of this year is like no other in the world. memory.

In her 16th New Year’s Eve speech as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said: “I think I am not exaggerating when I say: never in the last 15 years have we found the old year so heavy and never, despite all concerns and some skepticism, did we expect the new year with so much hope “.

“ONE HELL YEAR”

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the pandemic originated a year ago, thousands of people gathered at popular downtown spots to countdown to 2021. Some said they were being cautious but weren’t particularly concerned.

“Safety is the priority,” said Wang Xuemei, a 23-year-old professor and a Wuhan resident.

In Australia, where the Sydney Opera House fireworks are televised around the world as the first major visual display of the new year, movement was restricted, gatherings were banned and internal borders were closed. Most people were banned from going to central Sydney on Thursday night.

“It’s been a hell of a year,” said Gladys Berejiklian, prime minister of the state of New South Wales, which includes Sydney. “Hopefully 2021 is easier for everyone.”

In the UK, where a highly contagious variant of the virus has been detected and most people are under strict restrictions, authorities carried out a public message campaign on billboards and in the media urging people to “see the New Year safely at home. “

In Italy, the European country with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19, bars, restaurants and most shops were closed and a curfew was established for New Year’s Eve between 22:00 and 07: 00 on Friday.

In France, where a nightly curfew is also in effect, no more than six adults will be allowed to gather for dinner, but there will be celebrations. Small, perhaps, but stylish.

At “A la Ville de Rodez”, a luxury Parisian delicatessen, the manager Brice Tapon prepared packages of foie gras, truffles and pate for groups of two or three.

“I’ll gorge myself on foie gras, champagne and all this food,” said Annie Chaplin, a customer. “And I’ll stay home.”

(Reuters offices report; written by Gareth Jones; edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1627171435) } [4]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(45) "The Rise, Fall, and Later Life of Ben Johnson" ["link"]=> string(88) "https://debatepost.com/celebrity/2021/07/25/the-rise-fall-and-later-life-of-ben-johnson/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(16) "Sandy Richardson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:01:33 +0000" ["category"]=> string(31) "CelebrityBenFallJohnsonliferise" ["guid"]=> string(88) "https://debatepost.com/celebrity/2021/07/25/the-rise-fall-and-later-life-of-ben-johnson/" ["description"]=> string(89) "Por: Arun Srinivasan For a brief moment, Ben Johnson emerged from the 1988 Olympics as..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(10589) "

Por: Arun Srinivasan

For a brief moment, Ben Johnson emerged from the 1988 Olympics as Canada’s national hero. No athlete in Canadian history fell from grace more precipitously after he tested positive for steroids, disqualifying his gold medal-winning career. 9.79 seconds in the 100 meter dash, the main event of the Summer Olympics.

Below, we explain Ben Johnson’s rise and fall from his steroid-tainted career in Seoul, South Korea.

What happened?

For a moment, Ben Johnson was Canada’s national hero before positive steroid test results ruined his image, and he never recovered. (ROMEO GACAD / AFP)

Johnson entered the 1988 Olympics as Canada’s premier athlete following an iconic 1987 season in which he defeated Carl Lewis at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Rome, where he established what then it was a world record in a 9.83 second race. Johnson, who had previously been nominated for the Order of Canada in April 1987 – the nation’s most prestigious civil honor – won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s best athlete, as well as Canada’s Athlete of the Year. the Associated Press. Johnson was rising to fame as an international star and the greatest threat to Lewis, who had become a momentous star in his own right after a masterful appearance at the 1984 Olympics, where he won gold in the 100-meter dash. After Rome, Lewis vowed never to lose to Johnson again and hinted that Johnson was using steroids, without naming him directly.

“There are many people who come out of nowhere. I don’t think they’re doing it without drugs, ”Lewis said bitterly after Johnson’s 1987 win.

Johnson’s contemporaries in Canada raised concerns about rampant doping, particularly by Toronto-based athletes, but these complaints were largely dismissed prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is only in hindsight how widespread is evident. it was doping in the sprinter community at the time, although all the necessary evidence was on file.

With the Lewis versus Johnson story reaching feverish levels of hype, the race itself delivered. Johnson ran for a world record of 9.79s, Lewis finished with 9.92s, while Linford Christie, the third distant power in sprinting during the late 1980s and early 1990s, finished third with 9.97s. Calvin Smith, a relay specialist, finished fourth with 9.97s, marking the first time anyone ran a 100-meter dash in less than 10 seconds and finished third (originally fourth, but this was corrected after Johnson’s disqualification) .

Johnson became a national hero in Canada, defeating the biggest name in athletics on the world stage. Two days later, Johnson’s urine sample tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, and he instantly fell from grace, a rise and fall that is perhaps unprecedented in Olympic Games history.

Lewis was subsequently awarded gold, Christie won silver, while Smith took bronze.

What was the reaction to the event at the time?

Crowds of journalists from around the world surround Ben Johnson as he leaves the Dubin Inquiry following his testimony.  (Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Crowds of journalists from around the world surround Ben Johnson as he leaves the Dubin Inquiry following his testimony. (Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Johnson was initially praised across Canada for defeating Lewis and putting the country on the map.

“It’s a wonderful night for Canada,” Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney told Johnson shortly after the race ended.

At his post-race press conference, Johnson couldn’t help but brag about his achievement.

“I would like to say that my name is Benjamin Sinclair Johnson Jr., and this world record will last 50 years, maybe 100,” he exclaimed.

“A gold medal, that’s something that nobody can take away from you.”

However, something was definitely wrong, as it took Johnson nearly an hour to deliver a urine sample while reportedly gulping down 8 to 10 light beers in the meantime.

The IOC’s chief of drug testing, Prince Alexander de Mérode, personally delivered a note to Canada’s chief of mission, Carol Anne Letheren, informing her of Johnson’s positive samples. Dick Pound, the future head of the IOC, came forward as Johnson’s de facto legal representation, but was unable to overturn the result, forcing Johnson to hand his gold medal out of favor to Letheren. Later, he was also stripped of his 1987 World Cup gold medal.

Johnson was mercilessly booed at the airport upon arriving in Toronto from Seoul and largely stayed out of the public eye. In response to Johnson’s positive test, the Canadian government launched an investigation, known as The Dubin Inquiry, where Johnson admitted that he had lied and had been using steroids since 1981. During the 89-day investigation 122 witnesses were summoned.

What changed for the future Olympics?

Johnson’s positive test marked the end of the track and field’s golden age, which was only revitalized eight years later when Canadian Donovan Bailey achieved a clean world record of 9.84 at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, This sparked a rivalry with American 200-meter sprinter Michael Johnson.

It also marked the end of innocence when it came to athletics, as a cloud of suspicion hung over every race. It was only after Usain Bolt emerged as the greatest track and field athlete that the widespread suspicions began to cease.

Wade Exum, director of drug control administration for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) from 1991 to 2000, revealed that Lewis had tested positive for trace amounts of three stimulants in the 1988 Olympic tests, arguing that he should have been disqualified before Seoul. An IAAF review showed that the USOC went through the proper procedure regarding Lewis’s samples, allowing it to retain its medals, albeit through a cloud of continued skepticism.

ESPN released a full documentary titled “9.79 *” in 2012 as part of its 30 by 30 series, documenting the entire run in detail. It is certainly worth seeing. Only two of the eight competitors did not test positive for banned substances during their entire careers, and the race is widely known as “The dirtiest race in history,” an appropriate title for such a gruesome yet pivotal event in the history of the sport.

Where are you now?

Johnson entered the Theater of the Strange following his return attempt in the early 1990s. He briefly coached the late Diego Maradona and admitted in 1999 that he had been hired by former Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi to coach the Libyan soccer team. your son.

In 2005, he launched the Ben Johnson Collection, a failed clothing and supplement line.

In March 2006, Johnson openly mocked his involvement in the scandal, endorsing an energy drink called “Cheetah Power Surge,” an obvious move with the “cheater” tag attached to him. He was widely criticized by viewers, although Johnson was an important part of a national ad campaign, and that only cast him in a more egregious light, while also reminding younger sports fans of his disgraced career.

He once again built on his legacy in 2017 in an ad for the Android app of Australian sportsbook Sportsbet, whose campaign slogan was ‘put’ roid on Android ‘, saying it’ tested positive for speed and power, a and again”.

After Johnson filed a $ 37 million lawsuit against his former attorney Ed Futerman, which was dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court in 2012, he has largely withdrawn from public life and spent time with his grandchildren in Toronto. .

Video | How it has changed: the evolution of women in the Olympics

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Por: Arun Srinivasan

For a brief moment, Ben Johnson emerged from the 1988 Olympics as Canada’s national hero. No athlete in Canadian history fell from grace more precipitously after he tested positive for steroids, disqualifying his gold medal-winning career. 9.79 seconds in the 100 meter dash, the main event of the Summer Olympics.

Below, we explain Ben Johnson’s rise and fall from his steroid-tainted career in Seoul, South Korea.

What happened?

For a moment, Ben Johnson was Canada’s national hero before positive steroid test results ruined his image, and he never recovered. (ROMEO GACAD / AFP)

Johnson entered the 1988 Olympics as Canada’s premier athlete following an iconic 1987 season in which he defeated Carl Lewis at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Rome, where he established what then it was a world record in a 9.83 second race. Johnson, who had previously been nominated for the Order of Canada in April 1987 – the nation’s most prestigious civil honor – won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s best athlete, as well as Canada’s Athlete of the Year. the Associated Press. Johnson was rising to fame as an international star and the greatest threat to Lewis, who had become a momentous star in his own right after a masterful appearance at the 1984 Olympics, where he won gold in the 100-meter dash. After Rome, Lewis vowed never to lose to Johnson again and hinted that Johnson was using steroids, without naming him directly.

“There are many people who come out of nowhere. I don’t think they’re doing it without drugs, ”Lewis said bitterly after Johnson’s 1987 win.

Johnson’s contemporaries in Canada raised concerns about rampant doping, particularly by Toronto-based athletes, but these complaints were largely dismissed prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is only in hindsight how widespread is evident. it was doping in the sprinter community at the time, although all the necessary evidence was on file.

With the Lewis versus Johnson story reaching feverish levels of hype, the race itself delivered. Johnson ran for a world record of 9.79s, Lewis finished with 9.92s, while Linford Christie, the third distant power in sprinting during the late 1980s and early 1990s, finished third with 9.97s. Calvin Smith, a relay specialist, finished fourth with 9.97s, marking the first time anyone ran a 100-meter dash in less than 10 seconds and finished third (originally fourth, but this was corrected after Johnson’s disqualification) .

Johnson became a national hero in Canada, defeating the biggest name in athletics on the world stage. Two days later, Johnson’s urine sample tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, and he instantly fell from grace, a rise and fall that is perhaps unprecedented in Olympic Games history.

Lewis was subsequently awarded gold, Christie won silver, while Smith took bronze.

What was the reaction to the event at the time?

Crowds of journalists from around the world surround Ben Johnson as he leaves the Dubin Inquiry following his testimony.  (Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Crowds of journalists from around the world surround Ben Johnson as he leaves the Dubin Inquiry following his testimony. (Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Johnson was initially praised across Canada for defeating Lewis and putting the country on the map.

“It’s a wonderful night for Canada,” Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney told Johnson shortly after the race ended.

At his post-race press conference, Johnson couldn’t help but brag about his achievement.

“I would like to say that my name is Benjamin Sinclair Johnson Jr., and this world record will last 50 years, maybe 100,” he exclaimed.

“A gold medal, that’s something that nobody can take away from you.”

However, something was definitely wrong, as it took Johnson nearly an hour to deliver a urine sample while reportedly gulping down 8 to 10 light beers in the meantime.

The IOC’s chief of drug testing, Prince Alexander de Mérode, personally delivered a note to Canada’s chief of mission, Carol Anne Letheren, informing her of Johnson’s positive samples. Dick Pound, the future head of the IOC, came forward as Johnson’s de facto legal representation, but was unable to overturn the result, forcing Johnson to hand his gold medal out of favor to Letheren. Later, he was also stripped of his 1987 World Cup gold medal.

Johnson was mercilessly booed at the airport upon arriving in Toronto from Seoul and largely stayed out of the public eye. In response to Johnson’s positive test, the Canadian government launched an investigation, known as The Dubin Inquiry, where Johnson admitted that he had lied and had been using steroids since 1981. During the 89-day investigation 122 witnesses were summoned.

What changed for the future Olympics?

Johnson’s positive test marked the end of the track and field’s golden age, which was only revitalized eight years later when Canadian Donovan Bailey achieved a clean world record of 9.84 at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, This sparked a rivalry with American 200-meter sprinter Michael Johnson.

It also marked the end of innocence when it came to athletics, as a cloud of suspicion hung over every race. It was only after Usain Bolt emerged as the greatest track and field athlete that the widespread suspicions began to cease.

Wade Exum, director of drug control administration for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) from 1991 to 2000, revealed that Lewis had tested positive for trace amounts of three stimulants in the 1988 Olympic tests, arguing that he should have been disqualified before Seoul. An IAAF review showed that the USOC went through the proper procedure regarding Lewis’s samples, allowing it to retain its medals, albeit through a cloud of continued skepticism.

ESPN released a full documentary titled “9.79 *” in 2012 as part of its 30 by 30 series, documenting the entire run in detail. It is certainly worth seeing. Only two of the eight competitors did not test positive for banned substances during their entire careers, and the race is widely known as “The dirtiest race in history,” an appropriate title for such a gruesome yet pivotal event in the history of the sport.

Where are you now?

Johnson entered the Theater of the Strange following his return attempt in the early 1990s. He briefly coached the late Diego Maradona and admitted in 1999 that he had been hired by former Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi to coach the Libyan soccer team. your son.

In 2005, he launched the Ben Johnson Collection, a failed clothing and supplement line.

In March 2006, Johnson openly mocked his involvement in the scandal, endorsing an energy drink called “Cheetah Power Surge,” an obvious move with the “cheater” tag attached to him. He was widely criticized by viewers, although Johnson was an important part of a national ad campaign, and that only cast him in a more egregious light, while also reminding younger sports fans of his disgraced career.

He once again built on his legacy in 2017 in an ad for the Android app of Australian sportsbook Sportsbet, whose campaign slogan was ‘put’ roid on Android ‘, saying it’ tested positive for speed and power, a and again”.

After Johnson filed a $ 37 million lawsuit against his former attorney Ed Futerman, which was dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court in 2012, he has largely withdrawn from public life and spent time with his grandchildren in Toronto. .

Video | How it has changed: the evolution of women in the Olympics

Other stories that may interest you:

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1627171293) } [5]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(51) "Election of AfD judge: “Shameful and dangerous”" ["link"]=> string(93) "https://debatepost.com/international/2021/07/24/election-of-afd-judge-shameful-and-dangerous/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(8) "Ty Davis" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:59:36 +0000" ["category"]=> string(234) "InternationalAfDAlliance 90 / The GreensboxesBW Constitutional CourtCDUdangerouselectionGreen youthHeithecker-MarcusHöckes show stageJudgeKretschmannLay judgeMatthias GärtnerpoliticalSaskiaSaskia EskenShamefulThe Green YouthWinfried" ["guid"]=> string(93) "https://debatepost.com/international/2021/07/24/election-of-afd-judge-shameful-and-dangerous/" ["description"]=> string(119) "Germany Election of AfD judges “Shameful and Dangerous” Stand: 24.07.2021 | Reading time: 2 minutes..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(9541) "
Germany Election of AfD judges

“Shameful and Dangerous”

SPD chairman Saskia Esken

SPD chairman Saskia Esken

Source: pa / dpa / dpa-Pool / Fabian Sommer

Parts of the Greens abstained from electing the AfD-nominated Matthias Gärtner as lay judge in Baden-Württemberg. SPD leader Saskia Esken criticizes this. But other parties have not voted unanimously against Gärtner.

NAfter the election of a candidate nominated by the AfD as lay judge of the Constitutional Court in Baden-Württemberg, the Greens come under fire. Because members of the state parliament abstained from their ranks and thus made the election possible, SPD leader Saskia Esken told WELT AM SONNTAG: “Sections of the Greens have obviously not recognized the importance of a clear stance against the enemies of democracy.” continued: “To abstain is shameful and dangerous.” Democracy and an open society are “not a matter of course.” Therefore, according to the party leader, all members of the SPD parliamentary group voted with a clear no.

The AfD candidate Bert Matthias Gärtner was elected on Wednesday in the third ballot as a deputy member of the constitutional court without qualification for judicial office. Gärtner received 37 votes in favor, 77 members abstained, 32 voted no. The AfD parliamentary group, however, only consists of 17 members – Gärtner was therefore elected to office by numerous abstentions and yes votes from other parties.

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According to the Greens, there were only no votes and abstentions. There were no arrangements for the secret election at the CDU. In the FDP there was probably a recommendation to vote against the AfD man.

Green Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann showed understanding for the MPs on Friday. They would have to deal with the difficult situation that the AfD was elected to the state parliament and had the right to make proposals – “even if it is really difficult to bear,” said Kretschmann. It was a difficult decision, but it was a matter for parliament and not for the government. But he made it clear: “The AfD stands outside the democratic spectrum and is partially monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, so any kind of cooperation is out of the question.”

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The Green Youth showed no understanding: “No abstention from fascists! The vote in the state parliament for the election of an AfD candidate to the BW Constitutional Court should not have run like this, ”said the spokesman for the state association, Sarah Heim and Aya Krkoutli. One should never get used to the presence of the anti-constitutional AfD in committees. Uli Sckerl, parliamentary manager of the Greens in the state parliament, promised a reappraisal: “We therefore propose to the democratic parliamentary groups to discuss and process this election and the basic handling of election proposals by the AfD in the state parliament.”

.

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Germany Election of AfD judges

“Shameful and Dangerous”

SPD chairman Saskia Esken

SPD chairman Saskia Esken

Source: pa / dpa / dpa-Pool / Fabian Sommer

Parts of the Greens abstained from electing the AfD-nominated Matthias Gärtner as lay judge in Baden-Württemberg. SPD leader Saskia Esken criticizes this. But other parties have not voted unanimously against Gärtner.

NAfter the election of a candidate nominated by the AfD as lay judge of the Constitutional Court in Baden-Württemberg, the Greens come under fire. Because members of the state parliament abstained from their ranks and thus made the election possible, SPD leader Saskia Esken told WELT AM SONNTAG: “Sections of the Greens have obviously not recognized the importance of a clear stance against the enemies of democracy.” continued: “To abstain is shameful and dangerous.” Democracy and an open society are “not a matter of course.” Therefore, according to the party leader, all members of the SPD parliamentary group voted with a clear no.

The AfD candidate Bert Matthias Gärtner was elected on Wednesday in the third ballot as a deputy member of the constitutional court without qualification for judicial office. Gärtner received 37 votes in favor, 77 members abstained, 32 voted no. The AfD parliamentary group, however, only consists of 17 members – Gärtner was therefore elected to office by numerous abstentions and yes votes from other parties.

also read

Björn Höcke in the Thuringian state parliament: important for the destructive

According to the Greens, there were only no votes and abstentions. There were no arrangements for the secret election at the CDU. In the FDP there was probably a recommendation to vote against the AfD man.

Green Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann showed understanding for the MPs on Friday. They would have to deal with the difficult situation that the AfD was elected to the state parliament and had the right to make proposals – “even if it is really difficult to bear,” said Kretschmann. It was a difficult decision, but it was a matter for parliament and not for the government. But he made it clear: “The AfD stands outside the democratic spectrum and is partially monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, so any kind of cooperation is out of the question.”

also read

The Green Youth showed no understanding: “No abstention from fascists! The vote in the state parliament for the election of an AfD candidate to the BW Constitutional Court should not have run like this, ”said the spokesman for the state association, Sarah Heim and Aya Krkoutli. One should never get used to the presence of the anti-constitutional AfD in committees. Uli Sckerl, parliamentary manager of the Greens in the state parliament, promised a reappraisal: “We therefore propose to the democratic parliamentary groups to discuss and process this election and the basic handling of election proposals by the AfD in the state parliament.”

.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1627171176) } [6]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(53) "“All Christopher Nolan films are very thoughtful”" ["link"]=> string(92) "https://debatepost.com/celebrity/2021/07/24/all-christopher-nolan-films-are-very-thoughtful/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(16) "Sandy Richardson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:45:26 +0000" ["category"]=> string(74) "CelebrityAllChristopherfilmsFrancisNolanofPetersonthethoughtthoughtfulvery" ["guid"]=> string(92) "https://debatepost.com/celebrity/2021/07/24/all-christopher-nolan-films-are-very-thoughtful/" ["description"]=> string(88) "Movies and television are full of versions of Batman that have taken over the screens..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5910) "

Movies and television are full of versions of Batman that have taken over the screens over the years. The character created by Bob Kane Y Bill Finger is one of the most loved by comic book lovers, and had appearances since the 60s with Adam West as the protagonist, until the most recent of Zack Snyder Y Ben Affleck like the Dark Knight.

But if we have to talk about one that generated positive reviews since its birth, that was the Batman trilogy made by Christopher Nolan. The director chose Christian Bale as his masked superhero and gave away three mind-blowing stories that, in the art director’s discretion, Peter Francis, today they are considered “cult”. In addition, it was this trilogy that had one of the best versions of the Joker, the one played by the late Heath Ledger.

In an interview with REALPOLITIK, the art director who worked on “Batman Begins” recalled what it was like to be part of this mega-production. The filmmaker had just come from making the first two “Harry Potter” movies and had tank film experience to spare. You could also add “Titanic” or “Enemy Lurking”, to mention some of his best-known films.

RP.- What was it like to be part of this beginning of the trilogy?

Chris Nolan he is an amazing director. We all had sets to do, I did Wayne Manor and the garden at the beginning. We create the garden from scratch, we see Bruce run as a child in this garden and through a nursery. We shot in the Mentmore Towers, they are some houses that are to the southeast. It was a huge job. The conception of that set took six months to start, draw and shoot. It was quite a long time. It was a wonderful experience. In a film like that you have a huge budget and the sets got bigger and bigger. We shoot a lot on location, but Batman Begins and all the movies on Christopher Nolan they are very, very thoughtful.

RP.- Lately he’s been working more as a production designer. What memory do you have of this story in which you became an art director?

Nolan I work with Nathan Crowley as a production designer, side by side, Nathan hizo all his films. I think they both knew what the other was thinking. It is a society that works very well because they know each other a lot and they know what they want to achieve. And this was a new Batman, the old one was that of Tim Burton, which also had impressive sets. When I started working at Warner Bros. Pictures at Pinewood Studios, they still had the sets in place. This was new, it was different, much darker. When we started it was called “The Intimidation Game”, nobody knew it was Batman, we couldn’t talk about it. These films are kept secret for as long as possible, there is little publicity, we sign contracts and we cannot talk about them. They are very controlled, intense films, with large constructions and budgets.

RP.- What did this film mean in your career?

It was a great opportunity, we built the garden from scratch, with a huge nursery and there was also a lot of work to do inside the Wayne mansion, then we had to completely burn it down. My father died around that time and I didn’t finish that part. Again, a great experience, it is Batman, and it became a cult film, they say it is one of the best that was made. It was another great job, one of those we had amazing things to do and create, with beautiful details. This came after Harry Potter, it was another great experience, another one of those great films to put on your resume and say you worked on something like that.

RP.- What do you think can be expected of Matt Reeves’ new Batman?

The new one is going to be impressive, I know people who worked there. They worked for 18 months for the coronavirus. Again, another big production. Always hungry to see Batman, isn’t it?

RP.- I think he is one of the characters with whom it is easier to empathize, because although he is a superhero, he is still human.

Yes, you are right, and I think he is someone who can empathize with his problems. (www.REALPOLITIK.com.ar)

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" } ["summary"]=> string(88) "Movies and television are full of versions of Batman that have taken over the screens..." ["atom_content"]=> string(5910) "

Movies and television are full of versions of Batman that have taken over the screens over the years. The character created by Bob Kane Y Bill Finger is one of the most loved by comic book lovers, and had appearances since the 60s with Adam West as the protagonist, until the most recent of Zack Snyder Y Ben Affleck like the Dark Knight.

But if we have to talk about one that generated positive reviews since its birth, that was the Batman trilogy made by Christopher Nolan. The director chose Christian Bale as his masked superhero and gave away three mind-blowing stories that, in the art director’s discretion, Peter Francis, today they are considered “cult”. In addition, it was this trilogy that had one of the best versions of the Joker, the one played by the late Heath Ledger.

In an interview with REALPOLITIK, the art director who worked on “Batman Begins” recalled what it was like to be part of this mega-production. The filmmaker had just come from making the first two “Harry Potter” movies and had tank film experience to spare. You could also add “Titanic” or “Enemy Lurking”, to mention some of his best-known films.

RP.- What was it like to be part of this beginning of the trilogy?

Chris Nolan he is an amazing director. We all had sets to do, I did Wayne Manor and the garden at the beginning. We create the garden from scratch, we see Bruce run as a child in this garden and through a nursery. We shot in the Mentmore Towers, they are some houses that are to the southeast. It was a huge job. The conception of that set took six months to start, draw and shoot. It was quite a long time. It was a wonderful experience. In a film like that you have a huge budget and the sets got bigger and bigger. We shoot a lot on location, but Batman Begins and all the movies on Christopher Nolan they are very, very thoughtful.

RP.- Lately he’s been working more as a production designer. What memory do you have of this story in which you became an art director?

Nolan I work with Nathan Crowley as a production designer, side by side, Nathan hizo all his films. I think they both knew what the other was thinking. It is a society that works very well because they know each other a lot and they know what they want to achieve. And this was a new Batman, the old one was that of Tim Burton, which also had impressive sets. When I started working at Warner Bros. Pictures at Pinewood Studios, they still had the sets in place. This was new, it was different, much darker. When we started it was called “The Intimidation Game”, nobody knew it was Batman, we couldn’t talk about it. These films are kept secret for as long as possible, there is little publicity, we sign contracts and we cannot talk about them. They are very controlled, intense films, with large constructions and budgets.

RP.- What did this film mean in your career?

It was a great opportunity, we built the garden from scratch, with a huge nursery and there was also a lot of work to do inside the Wayne mansion, then we had to completely burn it down. My father died around that time and I didn’t finish that part. Again, a great experience, it is Batman, and it became a cult film, they say it is one of the best that was made. It was another great job, one of those we had amazing things to do and create, with beautiful details. This came after Harry Potter, it was another great experience, another one of those great films to put on your resume and say you worked on something like that.

RP.- What do you think can be expected of Matt Reeves’ new Batman?

The new one is going to be impressive, I know people who worked there. They worked for 18 months for the coronavirus. Again, another big production. Always hungry to see Batman, isn’t it?

RP.- I think he is one of the characters with whom it is easier to empathize, because although he is a superhero, he is still human.

Yes, you are right, and I think he is someone who can empathize with his problems. (www.REALPOLITIK.com.ar)

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1627170326) } [7]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(100) "In Paris, at the heart of the parades, anger against the health pass, hatred against Emmanuel Macron" ["link"]=> string(146) "https://debatepost.com/international/2021/07/24/in-paris-at-the-heart-of-the-parades-anger-against-the-health-pass-hatred-against-emmanuel-macron/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(8) "Ty Davis" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:43:25 +0000" ["category"]=> string(65) "InternationalangerEmmanuelhatredhealthheartMacronParadesParispass" ["guid"]=> string(146) "https://debatepost.com/international/2021/07/24/in-paris-at-the-heart-of-the-parades-anger-against-the-health-pass-hatred-against-emmanuel-macron/" ["description"]=> string(99) "Several thousand demonstrators hostile to the health pass gathered at the Place du Trocadéro in..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5271) "

” Freedom “, “Hands off our children”, “We are not guinea pigs”, “Macron resignation” : behind common slogans against the health pass and the government’s vaccine policy in the face of Covid-19, demonstrators with extremely varied profiles marched, Saturday, July 24, in Paris in several separate gatherings bringing together 11,000 people in total, according to the police.

Read also Covid-19: the mobilization against the health pass is increasing, 161,000 opponents marched across France

In the Parisian processions, between Marseillaise and song of the International, “yellow vests”, supporters of La France insoumise, far-right activists but also anti-vaccines, defenders of various causes, employees worried about the risks of layoffs if they refuse to be vaccinated or mobilized young people for the first time expressed their concern, their anger against the government and, often, with violent words, their hatred towards President Emmanuel Macron.

During the demonstration against the establishment of a health pass at Place du Trocadero in Paris, Saturday July 24.

In the middle of the “yellow vests”, Stéphane V., 50, computer scientist in Paris, expresses an immense and very deep rage. He is convinced that France has entered a dictatorship. “It’s out of the question to let it happen”, said this father of three children, who came accompanied by his son. “You imagine that they will be able to fire someone who is not vaccinated! “, he doubts, while the government bill, currently under consideration in Parliament, makes the refusal, in the long term, to present a health pass, a reason for dismissal for the professions where it will become compulsory.

Because it is necessary “Feed your family”, Stéphane received his first dose on July 19 – after the announcements of Emmanuel Macron. He will do the next one on August 19 but saw it very badly, because he had no choice. His words are violent – published, they would likely face prosecution for incitement to murder. His son puts his hand on his arm so that he shouts a little less loudly. Without success. ” The [Emmanuel Macron] forces us to go to the street, we will not let go ”, says this man for whom Mélenchon defends the best policy.

Defiance and refusal of “surveillance”

A little further in the crowd, who regularly insults the police and gendarmes (“Whores at Macron”), Eliane Duhec, 70, retired from public assistance where she was medical secretary, protests against what she considers to be attacks on democracy. “We always imagine that freedom is a given, but it is undermined. The past is a deprivation of liberty for part of the population. “ Originally from Fontenay-aux-Roses (Hauts-de-Seine), she came to demonstrate with her 38-year-old daughter under a sign “In the name of all resistance fighters who died for freedom, let us be worthy”.

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” Freedom “, “Hands off our children”, “We are not guinea pigs”, “Macron resignation” : behind common slogans against the health pass and the government’s vaccine policy in the face of Covid-19, demonstrators with extremely varied profiles marched, Saturday, July 24, in Paris in several separate gatherings bringing together 11,000 people in total, according to the police.

Read also Covid-19: the mobilization against the health pass is increasing, 161,000 opponents marched across France

In the Parisian processions, between Marseillaise and song of the International, “yellow vests”, supporters of La France insoumise, far-right activists but also anti-vaccines, defenders of various causes, employees worried about the risks of layoffs if they refuse to be vaccinated or mobilized young people for the first time expressed their concern, their anger against the government and, often, with violent words, their hatred towards President Emmanuel Macron.

During the demonstration against the establishment of a health pass at Place du Trocadero in Paris, Saturday July 24.

In the middle of the “yellow vests”, Stéphane V., 50, computer scientist in Paris, expresses an immense and very deep rage. He is convinced that France has entered a dictatorship. “It’s out of the question to let it happen”, said this father of three children, who came accompanied by his son. “You imagine that they will be able to fire someone who is not vaccinated! “, he doubts, while the government bill, currently under consideration in Parliament, makes the refusal, in the long term, to present a health pass, a reason for dismissal for the professions where it will become compulsory.

Because it is necessary “Feed your family”, Stéphane received his first dose on July 19 – after the announcements of Emmanuel Macron. He will do the next one on August 19 but saw it very badly, because he had no choice. His words are violent – published, they would likely face prosecution for incitement to murder. His son puts his hand on his arm so that he shouts a little less loudly. Without success. ” The [Emmanuel Macron] forces us to go to the street, we will not let go ”, says this man for whom Mélenchon defends the best policy.

Defiance and refusal of “surveillance”

A little further in the crowd, who regularly insults the police and gendarmes (“Whores at Macron”), Eliane Duhec, 70, retired from public assistance where she was medical secretary, protests against what she considers to be attacks on democracy. “We always imagine that freedom is a given, but it is undermined. The past is a deprivation of liberty for part of the population. “ Originally from Fontenay-aux-Roses (Hauts-de-Seine), she came to demonstrate with her 38-year-old daughter under a sign “In the name of all resistance fighters who died for freedom, let us be worthy”.

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SUCH DAY AS TODAY, JULY 24, 1965, The Byrds reached number one on the US singles chart with their cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Only Roger McGuinn from the band played on the song.

The Byrds had also signed with Columbia, thanks to the son of Doris Day, who was also a Columbia Records artist. They were trained by Terry Melcher to make an electric and masterful version of «Mr Tambourine Man» as their first single. and had the wonderful Rickenbecker 12-string guitar from the amazing Roger Mc Guinn.

The group, made up of McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman y Michael Clarke, they were only convinced that their version would come out when Dylan, hearing them play live in the studio, approved of it.

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Terry Melcher he was not happy with the twisted martial rhythm of the primitive model. Thinking that the band’s musical abilities were still not up to par, he used the musicians from the Los Angeles session sin by, later known as the Wrecking Crew, and in particular Hal Blaine on drums.

On January 25, 1965, just ten days after Dylan had released his album version, McGuinn nailed his voice and played the intro on his 12-string Rickenbacker guitar. The intoxicating sound kicked off the rise of folk rock. With abbreviated letters and harmonies of McGuinn, Crosby y Gene ClarkThese three minutes were decisive for the music.

He was a world number one and Dylan completely opened the way to a new world for him. Electric folk-rock.

As for his opinion on the meaning of the song, McGuinn, who had changed his name to Roger as a devotee of Subud, the spiritual sect of Indonesian origin, I would describe it as «a prayer of submission “.

He presented it like this:

Hey, God, take me on a trip and I’ll always follow you anywhere. ‘

The most radical rethinking of the lyrics of were those of the classical composer John Corigliano, who established another letter for soprano and orchestra in 2003 without having heard the original music.

What is most telling about the song’s greatness, however, is that Dylan maintains that it is the only one of his songs that has tried to “make another one like it,” along the same lines. He has failed. Which shows the unique success it had.

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The Byrds had also signed with Columbia, thanks to the son of Doris Day, who was also a Columbia Records artist. They were trained by Terry Melcher to make an electric and masterful version of «Mr Tambourine Man» as their first single. and had the wonderful Rickenbecker 12-string guitar from the amazing Roger Mc Guinn.

The group, made up of McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman y Michael Clarke, they were only convinced that their version would come out when Dylan, hearing them play live in the studio, approved of it.

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Terry Melcher he was not happy with the twisted martial rhythm of the primitive model. Thinking that the band’s musical abilities were still not up to par, he used the musicians from the Los Angeles session sin by, later known as the Wrecking Crew, and in particular Hal Blaine on drums.

On January 25, 1965, just ten days after Dylan had released his album version, McGuinn nailed his voice and played the intro on his 12-string Rickenbacker guitar. The intoxicating sound kicked off the rise of folk rock. With abbreviated letters and harmonies of McGuinn, Crosby y Gene ClarkThese three minutes were decisive for the music.

He was a world number one and Dylan completely opened the way to a new world for him. Electric folk-rock.

As for his opinion on the meaning of the song, McGuinn, who had changed his name to Roger as a devotee of Subud, the spiritual sect of Indonesian origin, I would describe it as «a prayer of submission “.

He presented it like this:

Hey, God, take me on a trip and I’ll always follow you anywhere. ‘

The most radical rethinking of the lyrics of were those of the classical composer John Corigliano, who established another letter for soprano and orchestra in 2003 without having heard the original music.

What is most telling about the song’s greatness, however, is that Dylan maintains that it is the only one of his songs that has tried to “make another one like it,” along the same lines. He has failed. Which shows the unique success it had.

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