Thom Yorke Makes His Scoring Debut With The Horror Film, ‘Suspiria’ [Watch Official Trailer]

first_imgThom Yorke of Radiohead has composed the score for the remake of cult-classic horror film, Suspiria. Marking his debut in composing a movie score, Yorke revealed in a recent interview with BBC Music 6 that the experience was “absolutely terrifying” and that he “watched Blade Runner twice” over a weekend for inspiration. “Normally [scoring] a horror movie involves orchestras, these specific things,” Yorke explained. “But Luca [Guadagnino], the director, and Walter [Fasano], the editor, are very much, like, find your own path with it. … I just have to find a way into it.”Today, you can watch (and listen to) the full-length trailer for Suspiria, showing off Yorke’s first time ever doing music for a feature film. Due out November 2nd, the film’s new remake is directed by Luca Guadagnino, and stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, and Chloë Grace Moretz. Suspira is about a young American woman who travels to Berlin in 1977 to join an internationally renowned dance company and quickly finds that there might be something insidious to the mysterious disappearances of other members of the troupe.Guadagnino noted that it was “a dream come true” to have Thom Yorke accept their offer and that their goal is “to make a move that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”Suspiria – Official Trailerlast_img read more

AAE extraordinary meeting to hear IFoA capped subs proposal

first_imgHowever, the IFoA said it recognised that all organisations were facing cash flow difficulties, and that it was therefore “happy” to pay one twelfth of its subscription each month for the six months from June if the AAE formally requested it to do so.At the same time, Stott wrote that “I would respectfully ask that given the current discussions” any interest charge payable for late contributions be waived.According to the letter, the IFoA’s proposal would see it paying an annual subscription of €110,000.“This would have the benefit of better aligning the level of contribution the IFoA pays to the concerns of the IFoA senior volunteers as to the perceived value of membership and would not require a major rewrite of the AAE statues at this time,” Stott wrote.“It also has the benefit of giving time for the UK’s currently uncertain future relationship with the EU to be determined,” he added.According to the IFoA’s letter, Brexit meant that the IFoA’s ability to play a leadership role “interacting with EU institutions” was limited.MRA problemThe letter also mentions that, “due to a legal challenge in the UK”, the IFoA would be unable to participate in a mutual recognition agreement (MRA).MRAs are arrangements by which the IFoA and other actuarial bodies recognise each other’s professional qualifications.Last year the IFoA launched a new curriculum and, according to its website, following the curriculum’s introduction all MRAs other than that with the AAE are temporarily suspended.According to Stott’s letter, the IFoA’s proposal was that it continued to be a full member of the AAE, “but recognising that in certain areas we would inevitably take more of a back seat”.Stott wrote that this was “not to say we would oppose the core principles underlying the AAE, but, just like many other AAE members, our focus would be particularly strong in one area, i.e. we do wish to continue with the valued level of engagement in research and thought leadership with the other European actuarial bodies, through the AAE”.“The IFoA confirm that they would like to stay as a full member of the AAE”Falco Valkenburg, AAE chairperson Asked about the contents of the IFoA letter, Falco Valkenburg, AAE chairperson, told IPE: “The vision of the AAE is for actuaries throughout Europe to be recognised as the leading quantitative professional advisers in financial services, risk management and social protection, contributing to the well-being of society, and for European institutions to recognise the valuable role that the AAE plays as a leading source of advice on actuarial and related issues.“The AAE will continue on this road,” he said. “The IFoA, as a founding member, have been strong partners in formulating our vision. The IFoA confirm that they would like to stay as a full member of the AAE.”According to an agenda document for Friday’s extraordinary meeting, the meeting will include the IFoA explaining its proposal and providing background, with the AAE board then to present its point of view and representatives of the member associations to have an opportunity to react to the IFoA proposal and ask questions.The subsequent agenda item is to agree a clear mandate for the AAE board in further discussions with the IFoA.In response to a request for confirmation and further questions from IPE, a spokesperson for the IFoA said: “The IFoA can confirm that for some time we have been in discussions with the AAE about the implications of the UK’s exit from the EU for the IFoA’s future relationship with the AAE. Until the outcome of those discussions with the AAE is reached, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further.”To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. The Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) and its members will this Friday review a subscriptions proposal from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), rejection of which the latter has said would likely see it withdrawing from the association and entering into a memorandum of understanding, if the AAE were willing.The Institute’s proposal is for a change to the AAE’s statutes to introduce a cap – of 5,500 – on the number of members upon which annual subscriptions are based.According to a late May letter from the IFoA to the AAE that was seen by IPE, if the IFoA’s proposal were not approved, “a likely consequence” would be the IFoA withdrawing from the AAE and entering into a research and thought leadership memorandum of understanding with it, although this was not the IFoA’s preferred approach.Signed by Grahame Stott, chair of the IFoA management board, the letter also reveals the IFoA had not paid its full subscriptions to the AAE for 2020/21, with the Institute saying it wanted to hear from the AAE about its proposals before making any payment.last_img read more

Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Misconduct, Grand Theft

first_imgDeputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday they have arrested one of their own on charges of grand theft, official misconduct, and obtaining property under $20,000 by fraud.According to investigators with the BSO”s Public Corruption Unit, Det. Luis Silberberg falsified overtime forms seven times and lied more than 50 times about working a full shift when records showed he did not, thereby defrauding the sheriff’s office out of more than $15,000. Officials say Silberberg claimed he had worked a regular shift and an overtime shift on the same day, when he only actually worked the overtime shift.The 16-month investigation also revealed the deputy said he worked a full day.However, records show he either did not leave his home, or worked part of his shift before returning home.Ultimately, investigators found 57 occasions on which Silberberg claimed to have worked the entire day, when records showed he had been at home for some or all of those shifts.BSO’s investigation found that over four months at the end of last year, Silberberg was overcompensated $15,540 for 368 regular hours and 16 overtime hours that he falsely claimed to have worked.He was arrested Thursday afternoon at BSO’s Public Safety Building.Silberberg has been suspended without pay. He had already been suspended with pay since February until Thursday’s arrest.He was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2006, when he initially worked as a detective in the robbery unit.last_img read more

Sharon Goodrum, Tucson, Ariz.: Nov. 9, 1950 – Feb. 19, 2015

first_imgSharon GoodrumSharon K. Goodrum, of Tucson, Ariz., died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 64.Sharon was born the daughter of Richard N. and Mary Lou (Ternes) Goodrum on Thursday, November 09, 1950 in Wellington. Her parents and her brother, Chris Goodrum precede her in death.Survivors include her brother, Mark Goodrum and his wife Marcine of Wellington and her sister, Marcia Wilson and her husband John of Olathe, as well as several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and a great-nephew.The family will hold a private service according to Sharon’s wishes. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more

Giants’ Gabe Kapler explains why he kneeled during national anthem

first_imgMORE: Giants’ coach Alyssa Nakken makes on-field historyKapler explained his decision to take a knee to The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly:I did that because I wanted them to know that I wasn’t pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality. I told them that I … wanted to amplify the voice of the Black community and marginalized communities as well. So I told them that I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we’ve handled racism in our country. I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country. And I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions and we would respect and support those decisions. I wanted them to feel safe about speaking up. So we had these kinds of discussions for the last several days. And we’ll continue to have them.Members of the @SFGiants kneel during the National Anthem. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/QbvAvCZiEs— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi offered support to Kapler and the rest of his players for standing against racism and racial injustice. Kapler also reiterated that whatever choice his players decide to make, they’ll have the support of the organization. Among the other players, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was seen standing between both first base coach Antoan Richardson and outfielder Jaylin Davis, and put a hand on each of their shoulders. Crawford explained his reasoning behind standing, saying he has family members in the military “Standing for the flag and what it is supposed to represent is a big deal for them, so it is for me too,” Crawford told Baggarly. “That does not at all mean that I don’t support the movement, or condone police brutality or inequality.” July 20 was a history-making day for the Giants, to say the least.Before the start of the team’s final exhibition game vs. the Athletics on Monday, several members of the Giants took a knee during the national anthem. Most prominent of the bunch was San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler. Several Giants knelt for the national anthem, led by Gabe Kapler. Jaylin Davis, Austin Slater too. pic.twitter.com/dPtfOTzSiR— Mark W. Sanchez (@MarkWSanchez) July 21, 2020MLB has taken a more forward stance on racism amid racial injustice in recent months, but some are questioning whether the league’s reaction has been enough. While all 30 organizations ended up issuing statements on the death of George Floyd, some seemed hesitant to condemn systemic racism and racial injustice across the country.From a player standpoint, this may figure to be the start of a true movement across MLB. On Monday, Angels pitcher Keynan Middleton took a knee and raised a fist during the anthem.Keynan Middleton will release his own statement tonight. But Joe Maddon said Middleton said he wish he had kneeled before, and wanted to reiterate that Middleton had the full support of his teammates in doing so. https://t.co/bfQWZG4cjd— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 21, 2020In 2017, A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was the first and only player in MLB who kneeled during the national anthem, which came in direct response to Donald Trump’s urging that players who kneeled should be “fired” from their sport.last_img read more

Check-In and Level Up With 8-Bit Style Avatar Creator Eightbit.me

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Related Posts If you’ve had an eye on your Twitter stream, you’ve probably noticed the conversion over the last couple of months of a number of your friends’ avatars from photos to 8-bit style graphics. That’s thanks to Eightbit.me which moves out of private beta and opens its doors to the public today.Eightbit.me lets you recreate yourself as an avatar in a throwback to the classic 8-bit video games. You can customize your hair, clothing, and glasses, and the founders promise more accessories and dressing options to come in the future.But it’s not simply a way to create funky avatars. That would get old fast. Timed (as most things are this week) to coincide with SXSWi, the service has also added a gaming layer to its gaming look. Eightbit.me is integrated with Foursquare and with Twitter to offer a game based on your check-ins. Rather than building an app, the game has been built in HTML5, which means it’s compatible with multiple devices. According to co-founder Courtney Guertin, “At launch we wanted to show the power of HTML5 and mobile devices. The entire application looks/feels native but is entirely rendered in the browser. That said, in the coming weeks we will have native applications that will allow us to give a richer experience for the user.”An interesting note: on the iPhone, you’re prompted to add a shortcut to the Eightbit.me website your Home Screen before you can proceed. “Aggressive and clever,” in the words of Dogpatch Labs’ Ryan Spoon.Checking in to locations will earn you coins in game that eventually you’ll be able to use to customize your avatar even further. (My avatar needs tattoos.) During SXSW, checking in may win you one of 5 “EightBit Cartridge Hard Drives (what looks like an old-school gaming cartridge but is actually a 250 GB hard drive), hidden in various locations in Austin. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win opening matches in Miami

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Defending Miami Open champion Sloane Stephens beat Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-3. Three-time champion Venus Williams overcame a wobbly start to beat No. 24 Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (4), 6-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting With the Miami Open’s move to the Dolphins’ stadium complex, players are adjusting to the unfamiliar setting. The No. 1-ranked Osaka beat qualifier Yanina Wickmayer 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-1, but she and Williams both found the mix of sun and shadows in the cavernous stadium a challenge.“It was interesting,” Williams said. “First it was dark out there, which was really odd. The shadows were so intense it was dark, and then … there was light.”She chuckled and said, “Whatever. I need to focus on playing better or not being in the tournament much longer.”Osaka agreed that any issues with visibility weren’t worth complaining about. She hit 14 aces and overcame a ragged stretch in the second set, when she became so frustrated she threw her racket.“I had a bit of a dip,” Osaka said. “It was really hard for me, I think, emotionally in the second set, because I just started thinking about winning, not exactly the things I could do in order to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Serena Williams reacts as a ball hit by Rebecca Peterson, of Sweden, is out of bounds during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Facing the setting sun, Serena Williams tried to shield her eyes with her left hand as she hit a shot, lost the point and then waved in frustration at the bothersome glare.Later, after a seesaw victory in her first match at the Miami Open’s new site, she was able to joke about the unwanted spotlight.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Williams’ match followed a similar pattern, but she regrouped after a flurry of errors in the second set.“I said, ‘Serena, you can play a lot better than that,’” she said.While the outer courts were crowded on a mild, cloudless afternoon, there were only a few thousand spectators for Williams’ match in the 13,800-seat stadium, with temporary stands on three sides and a net replacing the 50-yard line.“It was a different court, but it was a beautiful court,” said Williams, who happens to own a small share of the Dolphins. “It’s so different from anything I’ve played on in my entire career, so I was super excited.”The mood was mostly subdued, although when Williams whacked a backhand winner with a grunt that echoed in the upper deck, the fans added their own roar to hers.The match victory was the 76th for Williams in the tournament, but she hasn’t won a Miami Open title since 2015. She hasn’t won any tournament since the 2017 Australian Open, before she took a break of more than a year to become a mom.The match was her first since she retired at Indian Wells two weeks ago because of a viral illness.On the men’s side, defending champion John Isner hit 20 aces, lost only 11 points on his serve and beat qualifier Lorenzo Sonego 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7). No. 3-seeded Dominic Thiem, coming off the biggest title of his career Sunday at Indian Wells, lost his opening match to Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4.No. 5 Kei Nishikori was upset by Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Lajovic improved to 3-14 against top-10 players.In other women’s play, Canadian 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu, who overcame a match point to win her opening match, reached the third round by beating No. 32 Sofia Kenin 6-3, 6-3. Andreescu won her first career title last week at Indian Wells. “A lot of photographers came,” Williams said. “I thought, ‘This must be good light.’ I thought about taking a selfie, but you’ve got to stay in the moment.”Williams played poorly for a stretch and was broken three times but steadied her game in the final set to beat Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. She avoided a repeat of last year, when she was eliminated in the first round by Naomi Osaka.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThat was Williams’ farewell to Key Biscayne, where she won eight titles. Only Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf have won any women’s tournament more times.Six-time men’s champion Novak Djokovic won his opening match under the lights, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (2), 6-2.last_img read more