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DES MOINES — A documentary film about Iowa’s sex trafficking underworld will make its debut next week, with plans to show the movie in communities across the state over the coming months.Des Moines filmmaker Vanessa McNeal says people are being bought and sold for sex daily in communities across the state and survivors’ stories need to be told to raise awareness about this horrible crime.“‘Gridshock’ is an investigative documentary that explores the sex trafficking industry in Iowa,” McNeal says. “It primarily focuses on the demand for it, who are the buyers and what type of people are they? How are they doing this and how are they getting away with it? It’s really disturbing, it’s eye-opening and it’s really life-changing.”McNeal says one Iowa survivor told how she was raped 56 times over the course of 12 hours while her traffickers made $60,000. The filmmaker says Iowans have a hard time believing that kind of depravity and wickedness may be in their neighborhood — or right next door — but for many, she says it is. “You don’t think that bad things happen here,” McNeal says. “There are men, women and children who are suffering every day in our communities, sometimes in full view, and we have no idea that they’re being trafficked. I owe it to the survivors to have their stories be shared, and in the community, there’s so much work that we need to do on this issue, I knew that I wanted to focus on it.”McNeal calls herself a “survivor of sexual violence” and adds she’s never experienced sex trafficking. The 55-minute documentary will premiere April 2nd at the Des Moines Civic Center, with tickets for the debut ranging from 35 to 100-dollars as part of a fundraiser. “With the VIP there’s an hour beforehand where there will be influential people and food and time to talk with the crew of the film,” McNeal says. “All of the ticket proceeds are going to Dorothy’s House in Des Moines, so, not only do people get to watch this really impactful film, they’re donating to a local restoration home for sex trafficking survivors right here, locally.”Other dates the film will be shown include: April 8th at Iowa State University in Ames, April 15th and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, April 18th in Davenport, April 25th and 27th at the Dubuque International Film Festival, and May 2nd and 7th at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. McNeal hopes to eventually have the documentary shown on HBO or through Netflix.For more information, visit: www.gridshockdocumentary.com See the film trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5SanPltXa8
Hasbro says it is pulling a Trolls doll from store shelves after many parents complained over the placing of a button on the doll’s “private are under her skirt.”A petition with over 150,000 signatures accused the toymaker of promoting child abuse because the button placed on the doll’s “private area” makes sounds such as “Whee!” and “Oh!”The “DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” has a button on her stomach that when pressed will prompt the doll to sing and say phrases like, “How about a hug?” But many people were outraged with the second button that’s placed on her bottom under her skirt.“When you push this button on the doll’s privates she gasps and giggles. This is not okay for a child’s toy! This toy needs to be removed from our stores,” says the online petition aimed at Target, Amazon, Walmart and other major retailers.“What will this toy make our innocent, impressionable children think? That it’s fun when someone touches your private area? That pedophilia and child molestation are okay? ” it added.Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy told CNN in a statement that “this feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate.”“This was not intentional and we are happy to provide consumers with a replacement Poppy doll of similar value through our Consumer Care team. We are in the process of removing the item for purchase,” Duffy added.Hasbro, the toymaker behind the doll, said it had begun pulling the Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy doll from stores and would be replacing it with another doll.
“We came here after winning [the] tournament in 2012. A hail storm knocked us out in Bangladesh [in 2014]. It’s a format we’ve been consistent in, but nobody gives us a chance,” Sammy pointed out. “We just wanted to take six steps. It’s a six-step process to the Cup. We have taken five steps. We took a big one against India. We had a bit of a skid on the way [against Afghanistan], which kind of knocked us off, but we got up. We are left with one more step. “We have improved, we believe in each other. We enjoy each other’s success. Just thinking about lifting that Cup tomorrow, I could almost foresee what’s going to happen after. We have a cricket game to play first.” Sammy has been lucky enough to win the toss in every game to date, opting to chase on each occasion. And while they uncharacteristically struggled against the Afghans, they have been dominant in their pursuit of targets, especially packing a battery of big hitters like Gayle, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher and Andre Russell. He warned that West Indies were not only a chasing team and would bat well regardless of if they were asked to bat first or second. And with criticism that West Indies’ batting was one-dimensional with all power-hitters, Sammy said the side would continue to play to their strengths. “Whatever we do, we just have to do it well. I’ve been lucky enough to win all five tosses that I’ve taken, but in case England win [the toss], we’ve just got to bat well, bowl well or defend when that time comes. It’s a final and whatever each team does, we just have to do it well,” he outlined. Note: The match starts at 8:30 a.m. (Jamaica time) on ESPN. Strong belief Consistent KOLKATA, India, CMC: Confident West Indies will rely on their unshakable self-belief and devastating power hitting when they clash with an inform England in today’s final of the Twenty20 World Cup in a quest for their second title in five years. Ranked as outsiders before the start of the tournament, the Darren Sammy-led unit has torn up the form books and silenced critics, topping their group in the preliminaries, with just one defeat, before stunning title favourites India in last Thursday’s semi-final, to reach the championship game. While acknowledging the threat posed by a strong England side, Sammy told reporters there was strong belief in the squad that they could defeat whatever opposition was placed in front of them. “I feel very excited. We left the Caribbean with one goal on that journey, which was to win the Cup, and both our men’s and women’s teams have created that opportunity to do that and, as a group, we are really excited,” Sammy said. “The confidence in the group and the belief in the group are really high and really good, and we’re looking forward again to playing England. They are a very good side. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s a step we’re willing to take.” West Indies will carry into the final the confidence of having beaten England already in the tournament. In their opening game in Mumbai, the Caribbean side chased down England’s 183 to win with 11 balls to spare, with superstar opener Chris Gayle lashing an unbeaten hundred. Since then, they defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Bangalore, edged South Africa by three wickets in Nagpur before suffering their only defeat days later at the same venue with a shock six-run loss to minnows Afghanistan. They remarkably chased down 193 to beat the Indians in Mumbai last Thursday, and Sammy said everyone was aware they were on the brink of their ultimate goal.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “I’ve always told them, throughout the whole eliminations that these games aren’t important,” said De Jesus, whose team will hold a twice-to-beat advantage against the Lady Bulldogs.“The most important games are the semifinals and the finals, if we will get to the finals,” said De Jesus who owns all of La Salle’s titles. “That’s their motivation right now.”“So that’s their motivation right now, they have to prepare for the semifinals and, if we reach it, the finals.”ADVERTISEMENT Madayag, Ateneo ‘confident’ ahead of Final 4 despite not having twice-to-beat View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Lady Spikers moved closer to their third straight title, and the multi-titled head coach wants his team to focus on the more important games.“We’re done with Ateneo, so it’s about time to focus on our next game and that is our semifinal match against NU,” said De Jesus in Filipino after their sweep of Ateneo, 26-24, 25-17, 25-19 Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLa Salle finished the eliminations with a league-best 12-2 record and will head into the semifinals with an eight-game winning streak.De Jesus knows that even though they were stopped just twice in the preliminaries, the real measure of a team is how it handles the pressure-packed Final Four. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For someone who’s won 10 titles in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament, Ramil De Jesus isn’t the type to put too much thought on an elimination round tussle.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident
South Africans are once again urged to show their support for Bafana Bafana by donning football shirts during Afcon 2013.(Image: Janine Erasmus) Spirits are high as fans prepare for the continent’s biggest football tournament.(Image: GCIS)MEDIA CONTACTS • Mahlomola MorakeSafa media officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 82 744 4919 MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterWith the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2013 kick-off just hours away, South Africans are urged to show their support for national football team Bafana Bafana by wearing their yellow football jerseys during the tournament.Afcon starts at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on 19 January and will play out in five cities – Cape Town, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Durban, Rustenburg and Johannesburg – before the final on 10 February at the National Stadium.The Football Fridays campaign was launched a year before the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which took place in South Africa. The campaign was endorsed by South African President Jacob Zuma in a speech delivered the day after the final whistle of the tournament was blown.“The Football Fridays campaign became highly successful,” said Zuma. “South Africans from all walks of life proudly wore national colours every Friday. It was a meaningful collective experience of a lifetime.”After the World Cup Football Fridays evolved into Fly the Flag Fridays and today is known as Magnificent Fridays as it covers all sports in South Africa and not only football.Keeping the spirit aliveIn his post-2010 speech Zuma reminded South Africa that there were more sporting triumphs to look forward to – if not on the field then certainly behind the scenes with the successful staging of a number of global sporting events.Since then events such as the 2012 Champions League T20 cricket tournament have brought thousands of visitors to the country.Magnificent Fridays urges people to:Wear the colours of South Africa’s flag or the shirt of their favourite team, whether it be Bafana Bafana, the Springboks or the Proteas or even Kaizer Chiefs, the Blue Bulls or the Cape Cobras, every Friday;Fly the flag at home and in the office;Buy South African goods to help create jobs and grow the economy;Once a month, give an hour (or more) of their time to helping other people.At the launch in November 2012 of Magnificent Fridays for Afcon, the Department of Sport and Recreation said that the campaign plans to recapture the sense of national pride South Africa experienced during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and encourage them to rally behind Bafana Bafana.“Hosting the Afcon opening match and final in Gauteng is another massive feat for the province,” said a department spokesperson, “and through this campaign we want to ensure that people in the province become a part of the journey to crown Africa’s champion, right here in the home of champions.”
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Accrington Stanley eager to do more business with Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAccrington Stanley are eager to keep hold of Newcastle midfielder Dan Barlaser.The Lancashire Telegraph says Barlaser is set to extend his stay at Accrington Stanley until the end of the season while the Reds are also eyeing up a January move for Newcastle United defender Liam Gibson.Stanley entertain Peterborough United in League One tomorrow looking to close the gap on the top six. That game was due to be Barlaser’s last in his loan deal from Newcastle United but the 21-year-old is expected to sign up until the end of the season.He has made 21 appearances for John Coleman’s men so far this term, scoring twice, and has established himself as first choice in the middle of midfield.Stanley have built up a strong relationship with the Magpies and also have striker Luke Charman on loan at the club.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 10: ESPN reporter Lou Holtz looks on during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between the Oregon Ducks and the Auburn Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Texas head coach Charlie Strong served as an defensive assistant for Lou Holtz – both at Notre Dame and later at South Carolina. This week, Holtz stopped by Austin, Texas, to help out Strong and his staff ahead of the 2015 season. Holtz gave an inspiring speech to the team, and focused on what it takes to win a national championship. He also showed that he’s rather gifted when it comes to magic.Around the 3:30 mark in the below video, Holtz pulls the famed ripped newspaper magic trick on the squad. He actually does a really solid job, and the players are clearly impressed.Holtz certainly has his detractors, but it’s pretty cool that he’s willing to help out former staff members. If you’re looking to wow a crowd and learn the trick yourself, here’s a decent walkthrough.
GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, honored Britney Spears, Jim Parsons and outstanding LGBTQ images in film and television at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.Video: Britney Spears sends message of acceptance & love | 29th Annual GLAAD Media AwardsThe GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.Logo will exclusively air the ceremony on April 18 at 8pm ET/PT.Comedian Wanda Sykes hosted the event that included a smash performance by Superfruit. Halle Berry, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ryan Murphy, Adam Rippon, Gus Kenworthy, Rachel Bloom, Wilson Cruz, Trace Lysette, Anthony Rapp, Jazz Jennings, Tommy Dorfman, Zeke Smith, and Ben Feldman were among the special guests.The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo.At the ceremony, Britney Spears received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award by surprise presenter Ricky Martin. The Vanguard Award is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.Spears sent a message of acceptance saying: “To be accepted unconditionally and to be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing. Events like this show the world that we are not alone. We can all join hands together and know that we are all beautiful.”Also at the event, writer, producer, and director Ryan Murphy presented Jim Parsons with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is presented to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance. Parsons was surprised onstage by his ‘Boys In The Band’ cast mates, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Robin De Jesus, Brian Hutchinson, Charlie Carver, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Tuc Watkins.In his acceptance speech, Parsons paid homage to Stephen F. Kolzak’s importance and impact.“I, as an adolescent, was being shown an image of homosexuality on the TV that painted being gay as a death sentence. Stephen was hard at work trying to counter that image, and a large part of that protest was showing his face… claiming both his homosexuality and his HIV positive status.”Halle Berry presented the award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without and LGBTQ regular) for the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None. Lena Waithe accepted the award and in her acceptance speech talked about the particular importance of the LGBTQ community coming together as family to support each other in this moment, saying “The more visible we are, the less they can act like we’re invisible.”Olympian Adam Rippon took to the stage and introduced a surprise guest: his friend and fellow Olympian Gus Kenworthy.Chloe Grace Moretz and Tom Payne presented the award for Outstanding Comedy Series to FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz, and Melissa Fumero accepted the award.Rachel Bloom and Ben Feldman presented the award for Outstanding Drama Series to NBC’s This Is Us. Accepting the award was Denis O’hare.Star Trek: Discovery’s Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz introduced two transgender service members, Laila Ireland and El Cook, and discussed their documentary, TransMilitary. Ireland and Cook shared their stories and highlighted the issues with a proposed ban on transgender troops in the military.Keiynan Lonsdale and Alexandra Shipp of ‘Love, Simon’ presented the award for the inaugural Outstanding Kids & Family Programming to Disney Channel’s Andi Mack the day before the GLAAD Media Awards at GLAAD’s Rising Stars Luncheon. Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Lilan Bowden, Lauren Tom, Stoney Westmoreland accepted the award the previous day during the Rising Stars Luncheon at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.GLAAD previously announced a Special Recognition Award for Jay-Z’s song and music video “Smile” featuring his mother Gloria Carter who used the song to come out as a lesbian, and a Special Recognition Award to the animated short film In A Heartbeat.Following is a complete list of the GLAAD Media Award recipients announced on Thursday in Los Angeles.• Vanguard Award: Britney Spears [presented by Ricky Martin]• Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Jim Parsons [presented by Ryan Murphy]• Outstanding Drama Series: This Is Us (NBC) [accepted by: Denis O’Hare; presented by Rachel Bloom and Ben Feldman]• Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character): “Thanksgiving” Master of None (Netflix) [accepted by Lena Waithe; presented by Halle Berry]• Outstanding Kids & Family Programming winner: Andi Mack (Disney Channel)• Outstanding Comedy Series: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) [accepted by: Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, and producer Dan Goor; presented by Chloe Grace Moretz and Tom Payne]• Outstanding Film – Limited Release: A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics)• Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: When We Rise (ABC)• Outstanding Comic Book: Black Panther: World of Wakanda (Marvel Comics)• Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)• Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist” by Samantha Allen (Splinter)• Outstanding Blog: TransGriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)SPANISH-LANGUAGE WINNERS• Outstanding Scripted Television Series: Las Chicas Del Cable (Netflix)• Outstanding Digital Journalism: “Tres Hemanitos Para Dos Papás” por Jacqueline García (laopinion.com)In January, GLAAD announced 125 nominees in 21 English-language categories and 16 Spanish-language nominees in 4 categories. The nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced during the Sundance Film Festival by actors Wilson Cruz (“13 Reasons Why,” “Star Trek: Discovery”) and Trace Lysette (“Transparent”). Nominees across entertainment and news media included This Is Us, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Battle of the Sexes, A Fantastic Woman, Billions, The Voice, Will & Grace, Andi Mack, Halsey, Kesha, Kehlani, Teen Vogue, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News, HuffPost, and CNN en Español. GLAAD announced a Special Recognition Award for Jay-Z’s song and music video “Smile” featuring his mother Gloria Carter who used the song to come out as a lesbian as well as a Special Recognition Award to the animated short film In A Heartbeat. Nominees can be found here: www.glaad.org/mediaawards/nomineesThe 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards continue in New York City on Saturday, May 5. During that ceremony, Samira Wiley will receive the Vito Russo Award and Ross Mathews will serve as host. Special guests include Halsey, Laverne Cox, Asia Kate Dillon, Lea Michele and Wrabel.