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Different kinds of London escorts clients

In a world where everything gets categorised, it would only be fair to outline categories of men who seek escort service. It is common knowledge that London escort agencies are on the rise. To keep the business running, escorts want clients. This article seeks to unravel exactly what kind of men seek London escort service.

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Men in need fun

Most escorts are young women. They are either in the escort business in search for money or adventure. Most men love busty London escorts due to the young and dead gorgeous women involved view it This trickles down to men who want new adventures all the time. Some even check escort agencies for any new updates. This way, they get to enjoy the service of new escorts who have not yet had much experience. This kind of men derive pleasure from hiring brand new escorts. It only get better if such a client meets a young escort.

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On the other hand some men look for new escorts for all the wrong reasons. They want to exploit them. New escorts know very little about the business. This way, the client is able to get more for less. A client can even trick his London escort into more time spent for the same amount of money paid to the agency.

Nice guys

Men who fall under this category have vast backgrounds. They are either fresh from divorce, from a broken relationship or even those who simply can’t get themselves a date. These kind of guys can’t get laid anywhere else. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the men have poor looks. No! Some of them just suffer from low self-esteem. This way, they are shy and find it hard to approach any woman. As for those suffering broken relationships, they are not ready just yet to commit themselves. They are afraid to have their hearts broken again. This therefore means that High class escorts London provides  the cheapest and most practical solution for the nice guys .

Ask the escorts . These are the best kind of men to have. They treat English escorts like real women and know how to keep up boundaries visit the site . Most of them are in their late twenty’s or early forties. They are young and full of energy. Most of them are well-educated and have stable jobs. They only drawback is that they get emotionally attached easily. Due to their past, they are looking for a shoulder to cry on. They find this easily in elite London escorts and in no time might even think they are in love.

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Perverted men

This is the kind of men who have watched too much pornography. They are in need of sex constantly. The bad thing about them is that they expect escorts to do what they see in movies. Just because they are paying for the service makes them think they can get anything and everything. Some even have no time for conversations, they want it there and then. This is not the way to go about it. However, there are such kind of men and they are regular clients. This despite the fact that it is clear they are not anywhere close to being favourites for the London escorts.

Men who revere assets

These are the kind of men who treasure a particular body part on the escort’s body. This might be breasts, buttocks, face or even at times feet. This all depends on the man’s taste. When looking for London escort service through websites , such men pay attention to the body part of choice. Once they have an escort at hand they take it upon themselves to fulfil their sexual fetishes. Some even don’t care whether what they are doing is causing any discomfort. For instance, if a client loves an escort`s boobs he may suck for hours on end. This, without caring about any discomfort caused.

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What Celebrity Sex Tape ‘stars’ Really Get Paid

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity Summit passengers sick with stomach bug Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 12:59 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Summit. SHARE 9 CONNECT 34 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE More than 300 passengers and crew on the Celebrity Summit have been hit with a stomach bug identified as norovirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ship is on a two-week Canada/New England sailing, which embarked from Bayonne, N.J., on Sept. 21 and is due to return there on Saturday. In response to the outbreak which the CDC said affected 14.5% of passengers and 1.5% of crew onboard a beefed up cleaning and disinfection plan has been put in place on the ship. The CDC is also working with the cruise line on how to deal with “active cases” and cleansing procedures for when the ship returns to Bayonne. Through its Vessel Sanitation Program, the CDC said it would send an epidemiologist and an environmental health officer to meet the ship and do a health assessment, as well as to monitor sanitation procedures. The predominant symptoms of the gastrointestinal illness are vomiting and diarrhea. “Those affected by the short-lived illness have responded well to over-the-counter medication being administered onboard the ship,” said Celebrity Cruises spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez. “At Celebrity Cruises we have high health standards for all our guests and crew.

Celebrity chef Cat Cora debunks common olive oil myths

Yet, despite these facts, there remains a lot of confusion about what Greek poet Homer called “liquid gold.” Its not surprising considering its many labels: cold pressed, extra-light, pure. What do they mean and which is better? “Iron Chef” and Food Network starCat Cora stopped by FoxNews.com Live studios to help break it all down. Cora, who is of Greek-American heritage, knows a thing or two about olive oil. Shes partnered with the Mediterranean cuisine company Gaea, to develop Cat Coras Kitchen by Gaea — a range of olive oils, tapenades, cooking sauces and vinegars. Here are six truths about olive oil that will hopefully add clarity to your next bottle you purchase. TRUE OR FALSE? Olive oil isn’t good for frying food False: It does have a high smoking point, meaning it can go up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason why a lot of people do not fry, deep fry, with olive oil is because its expensive. TRUE OR FALSE? Oil that isn’t first cold-pressed is just the leftover oil True: The first press is the cold press, meaning its without heat or chemicals, and its extra virgin meaning, it is the premium olive oil that you want to buy. Anything else is a pure olive oil or its a leftover olive oil.” TRUE OR FALSE? Cooking olive oil destroys its health benefits True: It does destroy some of the health benefits. It definitely does because of the heat … but what we do in the Mediterranean is we will cook with a little bit of olive oil and then well actually add a drizzle of fresh olive oil on top … to keep those benefits. TRUE OR FALSE? You should store olive oil in the refrigerator False: Unless you live in an extremely humid, hot place you might want to do that, but other than that in a cool dark place, just like you would with wine. TRUE OR FALSE?

Celebrity chefs serve up fancy fast foods using McDonald’s ingredients

McDonald’s corporate chef and dietitian Jessica Foust served up a slow-cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and french fry gnocchi.

It is what they offer every celebrity, not a million dollars. Another adult entertainment industry insider backed up Blatts claims. In reality she (Abraham) got $10,000 upfront and 30 percent of sales, minus the cost of production,” the source said. The entire celebrity sex video genre is a lot of unsubstantiated marketing with very little truth behind it. Its all publicity. Its all hype. (FOX411 reached out to Abraham, who had no comment.) Indeed in the era of free Internet porn and the decline of the DVD, porn insiders say celebs are making less and less for having sex on camera. Paris and Kim made millions, but thats because it was a different time, Blatt said. People were buying DVDs then. Our sources say Paris Hilton made over $13 million for her tape, released in 2004, while Kim Kardashian made over $8 million for her 2007 sex tape with hip hop singer Ray J. President of Vivid Entertainment Steven Hirsch would not talk numbers, but said: “I think after doing these deals for so many years I know how to properly structure them.We aim for fair deals for all involved and if they weren’t profitable, we wouldn’t be in business for almost 30 years.I’m happy with our track record.” Jasmine Waltz, a sometime actress and model most famous for dating celebrities like David Arquette and Ryan Seacrest, released her sex tape, “Real Jasmine,” for Exquisite in 2011. She told us anyone looking to parlay her 15 minutes of fame into a big sex tape payday better watch out. Vivid told me they would give $125,000 and 25 percent of the back end, all the sales that are made.Basically, youll never see the back end after advertisement. You wont get the money. Its a very untrustworthy business, she said. Lawrence Fishburnes daughter got burned really, really bad.She got $60,000 dollars and never saw another penny. Our industry insider confirmed Waltzs story, adding: Montana Fishburnes tape sold pretty well. That was a completely different time.It was $60,000 up front, but she didnt get 70 percent of the tape sales. Fishburne, the daughter of actor Lawrence Fishburne, who at 18 years old made her own porno and had Vivid distribute it in 2010, advises young women to think twice before having sex on camera for money.

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By Jeanette Settembre / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, September 30, 2013, 3:33 PM Comment Mark Von Holden Chef Dale Talde’s Kung Pao Chicken made with McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, sweet and sour sauce, rice wine vinegar, peanuts and iceberg lettuce. Related Stories Who gives a hoot about pretty girls as waitresses?Its no reason to block Hooters from Brooklyn Leave it to celebrity chefs to make McDonalds fast food fancy. To counter negative attitudes toward its food, McDonalds held a chef event dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday night featuring dishes made by nationally recognized chefs using basic McDonalds ingredients elevating the drive-thru experience to fine dining. Mark Von Holden Photography Chef James Tahhan, cooking show star on Telemundo, prepares his Tortilla Esponola with an apple and cucumber chipotle salad made with McDonalds chipotle barbecue and honey mustard sauces I just want people to think differently about our ingredients, McDonalds Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut told the Daily News. People see ingredients like a perfectly round egg on an Egg McMuffin and they think its not a real egg, but theyre fresh cracked eggs every day. I cant change what people believe. Just get to know us a little bit better. RELATED: MCDONALD’S TO OFFER FRUIT, SALAD AS SIDES Mark Von Holden Photography Chefs Aaron McCargo Jr., Jessica Foust, Dale Talde and James Tahhan pose with their fancy fast food at the McDonalds celebrity chef-dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday. Attendees, a mix of media and franchisees sipped mojitos made from McDonalds Mango Pineapple Smoothie base by the chains dietitian, Jessica Foust, and used forks and knives to cut into chicken nuggets and fries. The multicourse menu featured ingredients like McDonalds crispy chicken, sweet and sour sauce, chipotle barbecue sauce, hash browns, cheddar jack cheese and espresso. Mark Von Holden Photography McDonalds corporate chef and dietitian Jessica Foust served up a slow-cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and french fry gnocchi. Among the entrees was a Kung Pao Chicken appetizer made by Chef Dale Talde, a former Top Chef contender and owner of Talde in Park Slope, that uses Chicken McNuggets sweet and sour sauce served in a bed of iceberg lettuce. RELATED: MAN ORDERS MCEVERYTHING SANDWICH IN MCDONALD’S Next, Telemundo cooking show star Chef James Tahhan prepared a tortilla espanola with garlic aioli served with a zesty apple and cucumber salad, which was followed by a bold barbecue chicken dish by Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., season four winner of The Next Food Network Star, who used crispy chicken doused in chipotle barbecue sauce, applwood smoked bacon and cheddar jack cheese served over a crispy hash brown. But the most elaborate dish was Fousts slow-roasted beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and gnocchi fries cooked down and stuffed with eggs and flour.

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United States Roster Falling To Pieces Ahead Of Remaining 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

United States government shutdown begins as Congress hits dead end

"Congress needs to keep our governemnt open and pay our bills on time : President Barack Obama speaks at the White House in Washington.

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Japan Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, and Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera signed the Protocol Amending the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Japan Concerning the Implementation of the Relocation of III Marine Expeditionary Force Personnel and Their Dependents from Okinawa to Guam. The Guam International Agreement (GIA) was signed in 2009, implementing a key aspect of the 2006 realignment roadmap by providing a framework for reducing the footprint of the U.S. military presence in Okinawa, while still maintaining operational capability and a credible deterrent. The planned relocation, which is due to begin in the early 2020s, is an essential element of a strategic realignment to achieve a geographically distributed, operationally resilient, and politically sustainable military presence in Japan. In April 2012 , the United States and Japan decided to adjust the terms of the 2006 realignment roadmap by delinking the relocation from progress on the Futenma Replacement Facility and reducing the number of Marines relocating to Guam from approximately 8,000 (with significant numbers of family members) to approximately 5,000 (mostly rotational/without family members), while maintaining the overall reduction in the U.S. Marine Corps presence on Okinawa through additional relocations to Hawaii and rotations to Australia. The Protocol amending the GIA reflects these changes. Additional changes include: Clarifying that Japan will contribute up to $3.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2012 U.S. dollars in direct cash contributions to develop facilities and infrastructure in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.(The 2012 Security Consultative Committee Joint Statement estimated the total cost of the Guam relocation to be $8.6 billion.) Affirming that the Government of the United States of America, with the intent to provide reasonable access, shall favorably consider requests by the Government of Japan to use training areas in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. PRN: 2013/1227

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The House voted 228-201 to pass its third version of a short-term extension of government funding in the past 10 days. Each attempt linked averting a shutdown to major changes to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, and each drew veto threats from US President Barack Obama. About an hour later, the Senate rejected that plan on a 54-46 vote, putting pressure on House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the Republicans. Theyve lost their minds, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. They keep trying to do the same thing over and over again. The House sought a conference committee with the Senate, said a Republican leadership aide on condition of anonymity. Republicans said Democrats were unwilling to negotiate and Democrats said the House was trying to extort policy changes on a plan that would, at most, keep government open through December 15. Hours after talking by phone with President Obama, Boehner urged the House to pass its latest plan. It delays by a year the mandate that uninsured individuals buy health coverage and prevents the government from making contributions to the health care of lawmakers, their staffs and political appointees. This is not about me, the Ohio Republican said on the House floor. And its not about Republicans here in Congress. Its about fairness for the American people. Even as Republicans such as Representative Peter King of New York complained about the partys strategy, they were relatively united.

Lets look at the first-choice players who will not be available, or who will be limited in their fitness and abilities due to recent injuries: Michael Bradley could return to the training field for Roma this week, but his ongoing ankle injury makes a trip to the United States seem less and less likely. Everybody should know by now that Bradley is the one absolutely indispensable piece to this U.S. puzzle, so any efforts at a top performance begins with their midfield glue. Clint Dempseys hamstring issue (Where did he get this thing? No one seems to know.) has kept the U.S. attacker out of Seattles last two matches. Even if Dempseys condition improves, Seattle is likely to lobby for keeping him, for playoff positioning and Supporters Shield pursuits next week. Considering Dempsey is Major League Soccers top wage earner, it seems like a reasonable request. (MORE: U.S. Soccer and Jones refute reports of injury) Jermaine Jones status may be up in the air; reports out of Germany say surgery will have Jones on the shelf for a few weeks. But Jones and U.S. Soccer are refuting those reports, so stay tuned on this one. Either way, if Jones has a knee issue, its fair to wonder if Schalke will be excited about extra travel and matches that are, officially speaking, meaningless. U.S. center back Clarence Goodson was a scratch from Sundays match at Chivas USA after suffering a bone bruise on the knee in the Earthquakes previous contest.

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Now At Your Library: Streaming Movies, Music

Knoxville.com’s guide to new movies at local theaters

Sandra Bullock, left, and George Clooney star in “Gravity.”

In its early moments, the movie evokes everything from The Social Network to Casino. By the end, the film has become as exciting as a game of Old Maid. R-rated thrillers are hardly ever this dull and listless, but this movie manages to eradicate all of Timberlakes charisma and makes you flash back to Afflecks Paycheck/Gigli era. How does this even happen? Sometimes, films just turn out wrong. Director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), working from a script by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Rounders, Oceans Thirteen), presumably set out to make a compelling crime drama set against an unusual backdrop. But what they wound up with is yet another slick and generic tale about a young man who dabbles in a life of crime, discovers its not for him and turns on his mentor. Nothing in the movie rings true, not the FBI agent (Anthony Mackie) willing to break the rules in order to get his man, nor the ambiguous romantic interest (Gemma Arterton) who may be running her own scam, nor the crooked Costa Rican cops and politicians who seem to do nothing other than get drunk with hookers, smoke cigars and wait for their latest bribe money to be delivered. Movies about poker usually like to bluff and surprise the audience. But Runner Runner, which teaches you absolutely nothing about the phenomenon of Internet gambling, doesnt have a single twist in store. The film is so rote and transparent that you keep waiting for a big reveal or curve something, anything, that would explain Timberlake and Afflecks presence here, other than the opportunity to spend several weeks in beautiful Puerto Rico (where the movie was filmed). Nothing about Runner Runner makes sense: Not its R rating, which easily could have been avoided with the removal of a couple of f-bombs; not the intermittent voiceover narration by Timberlake, which is used to plaster over plot holes; not even the participation of Leonardo DiCaprio as one of the films producers. Was this an early project he once considered starring in that just never got made? By the time characters start spouting lines such as What are you saying? This whole thing is a Ponzi scheme? desperation has set in. Runner Runner, which never even bothers to explain its title (its a poker term), may not be the years worst movie.

A 2012 Pew Research Center survey found that among patrons 16 years old and older, 40 percent visited libraries to borrow movies. Another 16 percent borrowed music. In the Seattle area, DVDs and CDs of popular titles can have queues of hundreds of people waiting to check them out. E-books have been offered for years now. “Public libraries do not have the budgets to compete with Amazon, Comcast, and Netflix and will not be able to pay a premium for online content,” Blankenship said, adding that DVDs will continue to be the best way to offer popular movies. Updating and maintaining that physical collection takes time and money. It also means libraries have to pay for the media upfront, while Hoopla allows them to pay per time a title is borrowed. Those costs depend on the type of media and its release date, and range from 99 cents to $2.99. Seattle libraries have allocated $10,000 a month limit so far for Hoopla items and patrons are limited to 20 checkouts a month, Blankenship said. That limit may change, depending on demand and how usage grows. Hoopla’s launch won’t affect the stocking of physical DVDs at library branches for the time being, Blankenship said. For Seattle resident and library patron Jamie Koepnick-Herrera, Hoopla has joined her other streaming services such as Netflix, which she uses for movies, and Hulu, which she uses to watch current seasons of television shows. On Hoopla, she found the yoga videos she was looking for.

In Hindi with English subtitles.; Downtown West Captain Phillips (PG-13) not screened; Tom Hanks stars in the true story of a heroic captain who protected his crew from Somali Pirates in 2009.; Pinnacle (7 p.m. Saturday sneak, opens Thursday) Generation Iron (PG-13) three and a half stars; A documentary focuses on seven bodybuilders from around as they compete in international competeitions.; Downtown West, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge) Grace Unplugged (PG) not screened; A talented young singer and aspiring songwriters Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Pinnacle, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Gravity (PG-13) four and a half stars; Sandra Bullock stars as a medical engineer on her first space shuttle mission with a vetaran astronaut (George Clooney). When the shuttle is destroyed the two struggle to survive in space.; Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Machete Kills (R) not screened; Danny Trejo returns as the ex-Federale, this time recruited by the president of the United States to eliminate a madman arms dealer in a homage to vintate exploitation movies.; Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera (opens Thursday) The Patience Stone (R) three stars; Watching over her comatose husband in a war-torn country, a Muslim woman begins to reveal her frustrations, resentments and desires to him. In Persian, with English subtitles.; Downtown West Runner Runner (R) one and a half; A Princeton college student (Justin Timberlake) who pays for school with online gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the online mastermind (Ben Affleck), whom he believes has swindled him, but ends up in a game of intrigue.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town CONTINUING Alone Yet Not Alone (PG-13) not screened; A historical drama recounts the faith and courage of a German-American immigrant family as they face hardship, loss and sorrow during the French and Indian War.; Wynnsong Austenland (PG-13) two stars; An American woman (Keri Russell) whos been unlucky in love travels to a British theme park in hopes of finding a perfect gentleman.; Downtown West Baggage Claim (PG-13) three stars; Flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is the only single woman in her family and is determined to find Mr. Right in the 30 days before her sister gets married. With Jill Scott, Taye Diggs and Djijon Hounsou.; Foothills (Maryville), Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Battle of the Year (PG-13) two and a half stars; Dance teams from around the world compete for the coveted prize, but the American team is determined to bring the trophy back home.; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Blue Jasmine (PG-13) four stars; Cate Blanchett plays a narcissistic socialite who, after a life crisis, travels to the West Coast to reconnect with her sister in Woody Allens latest film.; Downtown West The Butler (PG-13) three stars; An African-American man (Forest Whitaker) witnesses some of the 20th centurys notable events during his tenure as a White House butler.; Carmike 10, Pinnacle, West Town Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) two and a half stars; Flint Lockwood must track down his infamous machine after learning that it is still cranking out food-animal hybrids.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town The Conjuring (R) three and a half stars; Husband-and-wife paranormal investigators come to the aid of a family battling a dark presence in their home.; Knoxville Center, Movies 7 Despicable Me 2 (PG) four and a half stars; Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.; West Town Don Jon (R) four stars; Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a New Jersey bartender who is obsessed with porn and must decide whether to clean up his act for a potential true love. With Julianne Moore and Scarlett Johansson; Foothills (Maryville), Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Enough Said (PG-13) four and a half stars; A divorced mom (Julia Louis Dreyfus) facing her daughter moving away meets a nice man in a similar situation (James Gandolfini) and becomes good friends with someone who turns out to be her beaus ex-wife (Catherine Keener).; Downtown West The Family (R) three stars; A mafia boss (Robert De Niro) and his family enrolled in the witness protection program are relocated to a sleepy town in France and revert to old ways of settling problems much to the consternation of an FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) charged with protecting them. Directed by Luc Besson.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryvile), Pinnacle, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Fruitvale Station (R) four and a half stars; The true story of Oscar Grants last day alive, before being shot by transit authorities in Oakland, Calif.; Movies 7 Getaway (PG-13) two stars; After his wife is kidnapped, an ex-race car driver (Ethan Hawke) commandeers a young womans car and takes her on a high-speed chase. With Selena Gomez.; Wynnsong The Grandmaster (PG-13) three and a half stars; The life story of Ip Man, a real-life martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee. In Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese with English subtitles.; Wynnsong Grown Ups 2 (PG-13) two stars; Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James reunite and still havent grown up.; Movies 7 Insidious 2 (PG-13) two and a half stars; The writer, director and cast of the original Insidious reunite to present a sequel to the supernatural hit horror film.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Kick Ass 2 (R) two and a half stars; Red Mist embarks on a plot to revenge the death of his father and costumed high-school non-superhero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who also want to become costumed crime-fighters.; Wynnsong The Little Mermaid Sing-a-Long (G) not screened; One of Disneys most acclaimed films is presented with second screen (by way of a downloadable app) that invites the audience to sing-a-long with films songs.; Wynnsong Metallica Through the Never (R) two and a half stars; Dane DeHaan stars as a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallicas live set in front of a sold-out arena.; Pinnacle Monsters University (G) four stars; The monsters from Monsters Inc. go to college. With the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman.; Movies 7 Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) two and a half stars; A young girl (Lily Collins)must come to terms with the knowledge that shes part of a line of demon slayers, in this film based on the Cassandra Clares popular book series.; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG-13) two and a half stars; Son of Poseiden Percy Jackson continues his quest to fulfill his destiny and enlists fellow supernaturally-gifted brethren to capture the Golden Fleece. ; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Prisoners (R) three stars; A father (Hugh Jackman) frantically searches for his missing 6-year-old daugther and her friend in a dark and twisty suspense film. Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Red 2 (PG-13) three stars; Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. With Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker and Catherine Zeta-Jones.; Movies 7, Wynnsong Riddick (R) three stars; Vin Diesel returns as the convict anti-hero of Pitch Black must battle monsters and bounty hunters to escape a hostile planet.; Carmike 10 Rush (R) fours stars; Ron Howard directs in the true story of the 1970s rivalry between Fomula 1 racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).; Foothills (Maryville), Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Short Term 12 (R) five stars; A compassionate supervisor at a home for at-risk teens forges a bond with a young girl sent to facility for her dangerous behavior.; Downtown West The Smurfs 2 (PG) one star; The second installment of the adventures of the small blue creatures, featuring the voices of Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and the late Jonathan Winters.; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Thanks for Sharing (R) two and a half stars; Recovering sex addict (Mark Ruffalo) deals with dating again while friends and family deal with the repercussions of their own addictions.

M-Net Movies unleashes Superpowers in October

The Superheroes are rocking up on a television channel near you this superb summer season and the best one would do is to stay glued to M-Net Movies and especially M-Net Movies Showcase on Dstv! This October, M-Net Movies has announced its hosting of a Superheroes Film Festival on M-Net Movies Showcase featuring the likes of Batman, Superman, Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, The X Men, Captain American, the Ghostbusters, Thor, The Avengers and all their slick, yet tough-as-nails, nemeses, of course. M-Nets Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard puts his word of promise to the viewers straight as he says: This is the biggest Superheroes Movie Festival ever. He goes on to say: M-Net Movies has not only lined up hours of exhilarating entertainment created by these comic book legends; the heroes will also rock up every day of the week for an entire month. Its a non-stop display of extraordinary powers, knocking down diabolic villains and saving mankind all culminating into an epic television moment: the premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. Batman: The Dark Knight Rises is M-Nets must-see Sunday night blockbuster movie on 27 October at 20:00 and at 20:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere (Channel 103 on DStv). The movie generated $448 million at the box office and raises tough existential questions about the nature of vigilantes, while keeping viewers glued with plenty of action-packed scenes. The Superheroes Festival will feature a superhero movie at 19:00 CAT until the end of October on the 31st. On Thursday, George Clooney swirls the cape around his broad shoulders and thereafter hands over one of the most sought-after roles in Hollywood to Christian Bale for Saturdays Batman Begins and Sundays Batman: The Dark Knight. In the second week of October the spotlight falls on Superman with five Superman movies! The following week, all the Marvel comic figures move in in the guise of Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man and many more. But M-Net Showcase didnt forget the unsung heroes. They will get the M-Net Showcase salute with movies such as The Amazing Spiderman, Paperman, Blankman, Death of a Superhero, Unbreakable and Sky High.

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Goodbye London, Hello Gaborone: De Beers Sales Head To Africa

Uncut diamonds from the Leo Schachter Diamond Group

The Botswana government said we would like you to sell the Botswana diamonds here,” said Varda Shine, who runs De Beers’ Global Sightholder Sales. “We believe our business model is quite strong and provides value for De Beers and its shareholders – so we came up with the idea of moving the whole business.” But some in the industry say it presents challenges that the model may not survive. De Beers already sells 10 percent of its production through auction as opposed to via sights, and according to the 2011 deal, the Botswana government will be able to sell a portion of local production through state-owned Okavango that will rise to 15 percent. De Beers says the auctions provide a guide price for sightholders, but others only see competition. “There is a direct challenge to the De Beers sightholders system taking place,” says diamond entrepreneur Martin Rapaport, whose own group operates rough and polished diamond tenders. There are also questions about the wisdom of separating De Beers’ management, which will remain headquartered in London, from its sales and the expertise that has underpinned the group. “The diamond end of the business is going to become divorced from the corporate end of the business, and the corporate end of the business has already been largely denuded of diamond expertise,” said Brian Menell, whose family sold a stake in the Venetia mine to De Beers a decade ago and now has mining interests across Africa as head of the private Kemet group. He also pointed out the move brings De Beers closer to just one of its producing nations, which could arguably skew its views. Botswana accounts for almost three-quarters of De Beers production, but it also has mines in Namibia, South Africa and Canada. ANTWERP, DUBAI, GABORONE? For its part, Botswana – long hailed as an African success story – is hoping the De Beers shift will help it boost skills and develop as a diamond hub that will attract a growing traffic of buyers across Africa. While it may never outshine Antwerp, Dubai or Tel Aviv, Gaborone hopes it can carve out its own niche.

Football Thursday: Can ‘Madden’ video game do more to help NFL in London than the Jaguars?

Few of them see how the Jaguars can change that. The chances are more likely they resemble Chris George, a Lions fan in a Tim Tebow jersey (“I love Tebow more than I would love a son,”) who thinks the greatest benefit the Jaguars would bring is to watch the opposing team’s stars. “I’m not going to come out and watch Luke Joeckel play football,” he said. Which is not the slogan the NFL was looking to hang on its London billboard. American football fans are going to hate this. View gallery . The Vikings invaded Regent Street last week in London. (AP) The NFL is determined to make London work. Anyone who doubts that should have been standing Saturday afternoon on the city’s biggest shopping avenue, Regent Street between the Oxford and Piccadilly Circuses. This is because the NFL had the road closed to traffic and filled 2,000 feet of pavement with every gimmick it knows to shove itself into Europe’s awareness. There were races on Jaguar-themed moonbounces, inflatable rooms in which one could catch balls shot from pitching machines just like the pros do, places to kick field goals, and a stage behind which fans could wait 90 minutes to get their picture taken with the Lombardi Trophy. There were trailers selling American burgers, a spot where old men dressed like Elvis square danced to techno pop, not to mention a television blaring the Jaguars’ 2012 highlights, and a booth for the City of Jacksonville as if to say: we’ll give you our team if you come visit our miles of beautiful beaches.

Vikings get first win, Steelers don’t in NFL’s London showcase

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt walks off the field after the Texans were defeated by the Seattle Seahawks 23-20 in overtime.

Jerry Rice holds the record with nine. PHOTOS: Best of NFL Week 4 Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt walks off the field after the Texans were defeated by the Seattle Seahawks 23-20 in overtime. Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts in the fourth quarter as blood drips down from his nose against the Seattle Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to pass the ball against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Crystal LoGiudice, USA TODAY Spor New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) congratulates running back Darren Sproles (43) after a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Crystal LoGiudice, USA TODAY Sports Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) fumbles the ball as he is tackled by New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (behind) and outside linebacker David Hawthorne (57) in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Crystal LoGiudice, USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling (44) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (75) safety Steve Gregory (28) and linebacker Dont’a Hightower (54) during the first quarter at Georgia Dome. Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) scores a touchdown in the first half against the New England Patriots at the Georgia Dome. Daniel Shirey, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws the ball during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) is tackled by Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore tackles Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in the second quarter. Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant out jumps San Diego Chargers defensive back Richard Marshall to score a first half touchdown. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports San Diego Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes chases down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during the first quarter. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Titans defensive end Ropati Pitoitua sacks New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith during the first half. Don McPeak, USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter celebrates scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets with teammate Chris Johnson. Jim Brown, USA TODAY Sports New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith passes against the Tennessee Titans during the first half. Don McPeak, USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker rushes during the first half against the New York Jets. Jim Brown, USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker catches a pass for a touchdown against the New York Jets. Jim Brown, USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell scores a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. Bob Martin, USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bob Martin, USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson runs between Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (right) and safety Robert Golden. Bob Martin, USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams catches the ball for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals. Kim Klement Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon drops back during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer yells to the his offensive line during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rob Foldy, USA TODAY Sports Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is stopped short of the goal line by Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny in the second quarter. Phil Sears, USA TODAY Sports Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee holds for Adam Vinatieri as he kicks a field goal in the second quarter. Phil Sears, USA TODAY Sports Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis intercepts a pass intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III. Phil Sears, USA TODAY Sports Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne cannot hold onto a pass as he is hit by Jacksonville defenders in the first quarter. Phil Sears, USA TODAY Sports Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon intercepts a pass in front of Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in the first quarter. Phil Sears, USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer runs the ball during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals. Raj Mehta, USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green tries to catch a pass while defended by Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden and free safety Tashaun Gipson. Raj Mehta, USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron catches a touchdown pass in front of Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Taylor Mays. Raj Mehta, USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin runs after a catch during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals. Raj Mehta, USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws a pass during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals. Ken Blaze, USA TODAY Sports Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden fist bumps with a boy on the sidelines before the Browns’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Ken Blaze, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Kiko Alonso seals the game with an interception on a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens tight end Dallas Clark Kevin Hoffman, USA TODAY Sports Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets hit by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch after throwing a pass during the first half. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller gets tackled by Baltimore Ravens free safety Matt Elam. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller breaks a tackle by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Daryl Smith during the first half. Kevin Hoffman, USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Arthur Moats tackles Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown during the first quarter. Timothy T. Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carries the ball during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills. Timothy T.

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The Arlo Guthrie Concert Massacre (with Apologies To ‘alice’s Restaurant’)

Carnegie Hall concert goes on, after strike canceled performance

We got up there and we found the Arlo Guthrie concert and it was a good concerta great concertand we decided to stay the night at the young ladys home but in the middle of the night her father didnt like what he was hearing and threw us out so, with tears in our eyes (well, in mine) we drove off into the darkness back home to the Jersey shore where the sun came up as we drove over the George Redding Bridge. Living at the shore and working all summer you dont get a lot of days off but you do meet a lot of people and the next summer, on my one day off, I took another trip to see Arlo Guthrie play at the Valley Forge Music Fair. This time, planning to meet another young lady who I had met at the shore who I was less interested in pursuing a relationship with (but who was more interested in pursuing a relationship with me). We had a terrific time at the Arlo concert followed by mixed messages and awkwardness that lasted months. The next year, I got up the nerve to ask yet another young lady who I had fumbled a date with years earlier. It was another great Arlo show but, intimidated by the massive one-year age difference between me and the older woman, I failed to ask her out again. Four, maybe five, other times Ive seen Arlo Guthrie in concertincluding a lovely concert with my lovely wife (who, for the record, isnt one of those three young ladies). But seeing seven or eight Arlo Guthrie concerts doesn’t mean I’m one of those fans with 27 different 8-by-10 color glossy pictures with a paragraph on the back explaining what each one was. Im just a guy who has happily punctuated his life with Arlo Guthrie concerts. What I came to tell you about. They got a building up in Carmel. Its called the Palladium. I went up there to see Arlo in concert and I walked in, sat down, and said hello to a man and his wife who had moved their seats because a fellow next to them had been talking to himself too loudly. Arguing even.

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Carnegie Hall stagehands struck Wednesday morning over a jurisdiction issue, not only depriving New Yorkers of a chance to hear the orchestra in Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Saint-Saens, but also keeping the ensemble from impressing gala cochairs such as philanthropists Mercedes T. Bass and Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis. Violinist Joshua Bell and double-bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding were to have been guest soloists. After 13 months of talks, and “after no significant progress, we found it absolutely necessary to take action to protect the members that we represent,” said James J. Claffey Jr., president of Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, in a statement. In statements regarding the labor dispute, both the union and Carnegie Hall management cited differences over union work in the hall’s newly created education wing. “We are disappointed that, despite the fact that the stagehands have one of the most lucrative contracts in the industry, they are now seeking to expand their jurisdiction beyond the concert hall and into the new Education Wing in ways that would compromise Carnegie Hall’s education mission,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie’s executive and artistic director. New York’s loss was Philadelphia’s gain. The orchestra organized a conducting competition in the lobby before the concert, with would-be podium-hoppers lining up to lead a string ensemble in an excerpt from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik. A near-toddler tried out, his hands guided by orchestra associate conductor Cristian Macelaru. For this half-hour, the orchestra’s podium saw more diversity than in its entire history: women, African American men and women, Asians, the very young. One contestant was slow.

Struck in N.Y., Phila. Orchestra pulls off a concert anyhow

Guest conductor Madeline Church, 9, with help from Yannick Nézet-Séguin, finishes the "William Tell Overture." DAVID SWANSON / Staff

A union leader told Reuters he was optimistic the two sides could reach a permanent deal by Friday. The dispute hangs on whether the stagehands – mostly prop-makers, carpenters and electricians – should have a role in a new educational wing that the Carnegie Hall Corp plans to open above the hall next year. The corporation wants to hire cheaper labor at the education wing. Negotiations with the union took an unprecedented turn on Wednesday when Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees decided to go on strike for the first time in the history of Carnegie Hall. However, when James Claffey, president of Local 1, emerged from negotiations on Thursday afternoon, he announced the union had agreed to pull down the picket line for the day, citing progress in the talks. “This is a goodwill gesture towards Carnegie Hall,” said Claffey, whose local has negotiated some of the most lucrative pay in the industry. He later said further progress had been made, and that even though picketing would continue, he hoped to reach a deal by Friday. Carnegie Hall’s five full-time stagehands make an average of $400,000 per year including benefits, The New York Times reported, citing the organization’s tax returns. Claffey said there were many more stagehands represented by the union who work only sporadically. “This dispute is not about those employees,” Claffey said. “This is about everyone else. These are middle class employees.” The strike forced Carnegie Hall to cancel a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra with violinist Joshua Bell. The concert was part of Carnegie Hall’s opening-night gala, the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

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Usa Network Renews ‘covert Affairs’ For Season 5

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With its intricate storytelling, diverse characters and authentic locations, the series continues to be a cornerstone in our lineup of USAs original signature dramas. The renewal comes mere weeks before Covert Affairs returns for the second half of its fourth season, which wrapped its summer run in mid-September. It was one of summers top 10 cable scripted shows, with nearly 4 million viewers. When Covert Affairs returns for the remaining six episodes, co-creatorsMatt Corman and Chris Ordpromise a “totally different show” following CIA agent Annie Walker’s (Piper Perabo) decision to fake her own death and go deep undercover in her continued mission to topple Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). “This change that we see in Annie at the end [of the finale] is a seismic one and a major one,”Corman told THR in September . “It’s going to launch us into a back six where we see a totally different Annie and a totally different show, and we hope people enjoy it.” “Every episode and every script we’ve been doing is exciting because we get to see a whole new side to Annie and how she operates, and the choices she’s forced to make are a whole new chapter. She’s never been faced with many of these challenges and she doesn’t have the support system to help her. It’s very interesting how she copes with this new paradigm,” Ord told THR. Christopher Gorham, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett and Hill Harper also star in the Universal Cable Productions series fromCormanandOrd, who are executive producers along withDoug Liman, David Bartis, Gene KleinandStephen Kay. Gorham will direct the fourth episode of the remaining half of the season. International locations featured this season include Medellin, Rome, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Grand Bahama Island and Geneva. Covert Affairs’ renewal comes as USA preps its big original comedy push following the syndication debut of Modern Family, and the return of veteran drama White Collar later this month. Suits is set to return for the back half of season three in early 2014, with Royal Pains already renewed for season six, long-running comedy Psychreturning for season eight and rookie Gracelandpicked up for a sophomore run.The fate of Necessary Roughnesshas not yet been determined.

Miss USA Erin Brady’s stalker found unfit for trial by court doctors

If prosecutors do not challenge the finding, he will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. By Shayna Jacobs / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 4, 2013, 2:11 AM Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady was allegedly confronted at her Manhattan apartment in August. Related Stories A homeless nut accused of stalking Miss USA 2013 at her swanky Manhattan apartment has been found unfit for trial by court doctors. Lanre Orimabogunje, 28, allegedly accosted stunner Erin Brady on Aug. 5. I’ve been tracking you since you were born … I have GPS. You wear an invisible crown, he allegedly told her before trying to touch her head. RELATED: MISS USAS STALKER ARRESTED AT BROOKLYN HOMELESS SHELTER Orimabogunje was arrested at a Brooklyn shelter after the creepy encounter. Prosecutors asked for an adjournment Thursday to decide whether theyll challenge the fitness finding. If there is no challenge, or if prosecutors bring one and lose, Orimabogunje will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. He was charged with stalking, harassment and trespassing and would face up to a year in jail on the top count.

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Tom Hanks Doesn’t Watch His Movies

In Hindi with English subtitles.; Downtown West Captain Phillips (PG-13) not screened; Tom Hanks stars in the true story of a heroic captain who protected his crew from Somali Pirates in 2009.; Pinnacle (7 p.m. Saturday sneak, opens Thursday) Generation Iron (PG-13) three and a half stars; A documentary focuses on seven bodybuilders from around as they compete in international competeitions.; Downtown West, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge) Grace Unplugged (PG) not screened; A talented young singer and aspiring songwriters Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Pinnacle, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Gravity (PG-13) four and a half stars; Sandra Bullock stars as a medical engineer on her first space shuttle mission with a vetaran astronaut (George Clooney). When the shuttle is destroyed the two struggle to survive in space.; Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Machete Kills (R) not screened; Danny Trejo returns as the ex-Federale, this time recruited by the president of the United States to eliminate a madman arms dealer in a homage to vintate exploitation movies.; Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera (opens Thursday) The Patience Stone (R) three stars; Watching over her comatose husband in a war-torn country, a Muslim woman begins to reveal her frustrations, resentments and desires to him. In Persian, with English subtitles.; Downtown West Runner Runner (R) one and a half; A Princeton college student (Justin Timberlake) who pays for school with online gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the online mastermind (Ben Affleck), whom he believes has swindled him, but ends up in a game of intrigue.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town CONTINUING Alone Yet Not Alone (PG-13) not screened; A historical drama recounts the faith and courage of a German-American immigrant family as they face hardship, loss and sorrow during the French and Indian War.; Wynnsong Austenland (PG-13) two stars; An American woman (Keri Russell) whos been unlucky in love travels to a British theme park in hopes of finding a perfect gentleman.; Downtown West Baggage Claim (PG-13) three stars; Flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is the only single woman in her family and is determined to find Mr. Right in the 30 days before her sister gets married. With Jill Scott, Taye Diggs and Djijon Hounsou.; Foothills (Maryville), Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Battle of the Year (PG-13) two and a half stars; Dance teams from around the world compete for the coveted prize, but the American team is determined to bring the trophy back home.; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Blue Jasmine (PG-13) four stars; Cate Blanchett plays a narcissistic socialite who, after a life crisis, travels to the West Coast to reconnect with her sister in Woody Allens latest film.; Downtown West The Butler (PG-13) three stars; An African-American man (Forest Whitaker) witnesses some of the 20th centurys notable events during his tenure as a White House butler.; Carmike 10, Pinnacle, West Town Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) two and a half stars; Flint Lockwood must track down his infamous machine after learning that it is still cranking out food-animal hybrids.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town The Conjuring (R) three and a half stars; Husband-and-wife paranormal investigators come to the aid of a family battling a dark presence in their home.; Knoxville Center, Movies 7 Despicable Me 2 (PG) four and a half stars; Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.; West Town Don Jon (R) four stars; Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a New Jersey bartender who is obsessed with porn and must decide whether to clean up his act for a potential true love. With Julianne Moore and Scarlett Johansson; Foothills (Maryville), Knoxville Center, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), Wynnsong Enough Said (PG-13) four and a half stars; A divorced mom (Julia Louis Dreyfus) facing her daughter moving away meets a nice man in a similar situation (James Gandolfini) and becomes good friends with someone who turns out to be her beaus ex-wife (Catherine Keener).; Downtown West The Family (R) three stars; A mafia boss (Robert De Niro) and his family enrolled in the witness protection program are relocated to a sleepy town in France and revert to old ways of settling problems much to the consternation of an FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) charged with protecting them. Directed by Luc Besson.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryvile), Pinnacle, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Fruitvale Station (R) four and a half stars; The true story of Oscar Grants last day alive, before being shot by transit authorities in Oakland, Calif.; Movies 7 Getaway (PG-13) two stars; After his wife is kidnapped, an ex-race car driver (Ethan Hawke) commandeers a young womans car and takes her on a high-speed chase. With Selena Gomez.; Wynnsong The Grandmaster (PG-13) three and a half stars; The life story of Ip Man, a real-life martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee. In Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese with English subtitles.; Wynnsong Grown Ups 2 (PG-13) two stars; Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James reunite and still havent grown up.; Movies 7 Insidious 2 (PG-13) two and a half stars; The writer, director and cast of the original Insidious reunite to present a sequel to the supernatural hit horror film.; Carmike 10, Foothills (Maryville), Halls, Pinnacle, Riviera, Tinseltown (Oak Ridge), West Town Kick Ass 2 (R) two and a half stars; Red Mist embarks on a plot to revenge the death of his father and costumed high-school non-superhero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who also want to become costumed crime-fighters.; Wynnsong The Little Mermaid Sing-a-Long (G) not screened; One of Disneys most acclaimed films is presented with second screen (by way of a downloadable app) that invites the audience to sing-a-long with films songs.; Wynnsong Metallica Through the Never (R) two and a half stars; Dane DeHaan stars as a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallicas live set in front of a sold-out arena.; Pinnacle Monsters University (G) four stars; The monsters from Monsters Inc. go to college. With the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman.; Movies 7 Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13) two and a half stars; A young girl (Lily Collins)must come to terms with the knowledge that shes part of a line of demon slayers, in this film based on the Cassandra Clares popular book series.; Knoxville Center, Wynnsong Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG-13) two and a half stars; Son of Poseiden Percy Jackson continues his quest to fulfill his destiny and enlists fellow supernaturally-gifted brethren to capture the Golden Fleece.

Knoxville.com’s guide to new movies at local theaters

Sandra Bullock, left, and George Clooney star in “Gravity.”

The 57-year-old actor has worked in hit movies like “Forest Gump”, “Splash”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “The Green Mile”. But he feels watching one’s own movies again and again is “madness”. “Oh, I don’t watch any of my old movies. I don’t watch my own performances – who does that? That would be madness,” ShortList magazine “I’ve seen all the movies once, but I don’t need to see them again, because they don’t change,” he added. Non-logged-in comments will go through a verification process for security reasons. Log in to post this comment Your comment Characters Remaining: 3000 Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, libellous, slanderous or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Let’s work together to keep the conversation civil. pOST cOMMENT Post your comment We encourage you to register/login and proceed. However, if you choose to remain non-loggedin, you are required to fill up the form below and verify your email address before we can publish your comment.

October ‘classic’ movies in theaters very much a mixed bag

Hugely popular John Hughes teen comedy starring Matthew Broderick. (Friday, Oct. 25-Thursday, Oct. 31, various times, Jordan Commons, http://www.megaplextheatres.com/D-Theatre_Movietimes/Sandy_Jordan_Commons_UT ) Grease Singalong” (1978, PG). John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as 1950s teens, and, as the title suggests, this is the singalong version with lyrics printed on the screen. (Friday, Oct. 25-Thursday, Oct. 31, various times, Jordan Commons, http://www.megaplextheatres.com/D-Theatre_Movietimes/Sandy_Jordan_Commons_UT ) Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, b/w). Your second chance this month to catch this hilarious Halloween comedy starring Cary Grant. (Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., free, BYU Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, Provo, http://lib.byu.edu/sites/artcomm/ ) The Shining (1980, R for violence, nudity, language). If you want a Halloween flick with more scares and fewer laughs, theres Stephen Kings horror novel adapted by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson.

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Hyde Marine Names Cammell Laird Installation Partner In The United Kingdom

The slower pace of deficit reduction means that the next government will be required to implement substantial spending reductions (and/or tax increases) if public debt is to be stabilised and reduced over the medium term. The Stable Outlook on the UK’s sovereign ratings reflects the following factors. – Under Fitch’s baseline economic and fiscal scenario, which assumes a continued policy commitment to reducing the underlying budget deficit and medium-term annual growth potential of 2%-2.25%, government debt gradually falls as a share of national income in the latter half of the decade. – The long average maturity of public debt (15 years) – the longest of any high-grade sovereign -exclusively denominated in local currency and low interest service burden implies a higher level of debt tolerance than many high-grade peers. – The international reserve currency status of sterling and the ability and willingness of the Bank of England to intervene in the UK government debt market largely eliminates the risk of a self-fulfilling fiscal financing crisis. – The gradual improvement in the UK banking sector’s capital and liquidity position has further reduced contingent liabilities arising from this sector. The UK’s ‘AA+’ rating is underpinned by its high-income, diversified and flexible economy as well as a high degree of political and social stability. The monetary policy framework as well as sterling’s international reserve currency status afford the UK a high degree of financial and economic policy flexibility. Strong civil and policy institutions and a high degree of transparency enhance the predictability of the business and economic policy environment that compares favourably with peers in the ‘AA’ category. Weak economic performance and growth prospects, relatively high levels of private and foreign as well as public debt, along with sizeable twin fiscal and current account deficits, are weaknesses relative to rating peers. RATING SENSITIVITIES The Stable Outlook indicates a less than 50% chance of a change in the UK sovereign ratings over the next two years. The main factors that could lead to a negative rating action, individually or collectively, are: – Failure to stabilise the government debt to GDP ratio over the medium term. – Increased threat to macro-financial stability, for example arising from an intensification of the eurozone crisis or an erosion of confidence in the UK’s policy commitment to price stability.

The most recent installation was a complex retrofit in June 2013 of a HG1000X onboard the RFA’s Fast Fleet Tanker “Wave Ruler” at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead yard. According to John Platz, President, Hyde Marine, the partnership agreement means that the Merseyside, UK-based Cammell Laird is ready to install Hyde GUARDIAN BWTS systems for a wide variety of vessel types. We are pleased to partner with Cammell Laird because of its commitment to innovation in the maritime industry, as well as for being a cutting edge engineering specialty company that is focused on meeting the needs of customers, such as the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, said Platz. We are excited about the opportunity to work with Cammell Laird to continue the ongoing growth of the Hyde GUARDIAN Ballast Water Treatment System across the United Kingdom. The Hyde GUARDIAN BWTS process uses efficient filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships’ ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port. In April 2013, Hyde GUARDIAN became one of the first BWTS to earn Alternate Management System (AMS) approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). It also received International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval in April 2009 and has Type Approvals from several Class Societies. Tested and validated at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), one of the most challenging ballast water test facilities in the world, the Hyde GUARDIAN BWTS ultimately became the first BWTS accepted into the U.S. Coast Guards Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP), which facilitates the development of effective BWTS technologies for vessel owners seeking alternatives to ballast water exchange. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Hyde Marine as we work together to ensure shipowners and operators have access to one of the industry’s leading ballast water treatment technologies,” said Rob McBurney, Commercial Director of Cammell Laird. “Hyde Marine’s commitment to providing superior service and support will drive continued success for Cammell Laird clients as the industry works to comply with pending ballast water treatment requirements. Visit www.hydemarine.com for more information about Hyde Marines ballast water management solutions. For additional background on Cammell Laird, visit www.clbh.co.uk . About Calgon Carbon Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner. For more information about Calgon Carbon’s leading activated carbon and ultraviolet technology solutions for municipalities and industries, visit www.calgoncarbon.com . About Hyde Marine With more than 100 years in the maritime industry and pioneering development of ballast water treatment technologies, Hyde Marine has become the leading U.S. manufacturer and educator regarding regulations, technologies, installation experiences, and challenges facing this sector.

United Kingdom Tourism Report Q4 2013 – New Study Released

However we are calculating a slight decline on our previous Q4 forecast as the continuing economic downturn in much of Europe over this period is likely to act as a deterrent for potential tourists. However the other regions are forecast to see a growth in arrivals over 2013 and we have increased our forecasts for inbound tourists from these regions. After a period of significant infrastructure development and hotel-building activity in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games, the scene may now be set for more modest overall growth in the UK’s hotel industry. Recent developments include: – Accor is launching a new brand in the UK, the Adiago aparthotels, the first of which opened in Liverpool in March 2013. – The group also re-launched their Mercure hotel in London in June 2013, following an extensive redesign of the hotel. It is the flagship UK hotel in a brand Accor is hoping to double the size of by 2016. – Over the past quarter ICHG has signed three new hotels to its Holiday Inn brand. UK construction company Balfour Beatty secured a contract worth GBP121mn (US$181.5mn) to build a hotel, leisure and apartment complex for Grove Developments in North Greenwich Peninsula in London. – China-based commercial property and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is to develop a hotel and residential project in London. – UK conglomerate Rigby Group has acquired a majority stake in Exeter International Airport. – The GBP80mn (US$123.5mn) redevelopment of the terminal at Stansted Airport has begun. – UK airports operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has awarded BAM Construct, Carillion and Galliford Try a contract for its capital delivery programme framework worth up to GBP100mn (US $156.65mn) annually.

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Canada Stocks Fall To A Three-week Low Amid U.s. Budget Impasse

Agrium Inc. added 0.7 percent after naming a successor for its retiring chief executive officer. The Standard & Poors/TSX Composite Index (SPTSX) fell 103.88 points, or 0.8 percent, to 12,735.12 at 4 p.m. in Toronto, the lowest close since Sept. 13. The index has gained 2.4 percent this year for the second-worst performance among developed markets, ahead of only Singapore . Markets are in a wait-and-see approach to see whats happening in the U.S. and that really determines what happens in Canada, said Anish Chopra, fund manager with TD Asset Management Inc. in Toronto. His firm manages about C$216 billion ($209 billion). In the past theyve been able to get to last-minute deals. In this case it might be more of a comprehensive package that includes the debt ceiling.

Milos Raonic of Canada beats Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-3 to reach semifinals of Japan Open

In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 photo, the northern lights glow north of Havre, Mont. on Highway 232.  The conditions of the sky were clear that made it favorable for viewing the northern lights.  (AP Photo/Havre Daily News, Lindsay Brown) MANDATORY CREDIT

4, 2013. Raonic won the match, 6-3, 6-3. CAPTION By Associated Press, TOKYO Third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada eased into the semifinals of the Japan Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Lukas Lacko of Slovakia on Friday. Raonic broke Lackos serve three times and hit 11 aces under the roof at Ariake Colosseum to set up a semifinal against Ivan Dodig of Croatia. Wednesday’s Photos of the day The 22-year-old Raonic, ranked 11th in the world, is coming off a win in the Thailand Open on Sunday and will be seeking his third title of 2013. He lost in the final of last years Japan Open to local favorite Kei Nishikori. Dodig beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 7-6 (3). Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro was playing Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine later Friday. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Canada’s Gluten-free Craze

File photo shows Amy Fehr of Panne Rizo, a Vancouver gluten-free bakery and cafe, with an assortment of muffins and cupcakes. Although many who adopt a gluten-free or gluten-reduced diet say they get relief from bothersome symptoms, health professionals are concerned that people are turning to the diet unnecessarily, possibly leaving them open to negative health effects.<br />
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Health Canada estimates about 1 percent of Canadians (340,000 people) suffer from celiac disease, a genetic disorder that occurs when gluten triggers an abnormal immune response, damaging the lining of the small intestine and interfering with the absorption of nutrients. But aside from celiacs, who must strictly avoid gluten for life, it is estimated that there are millions of gluten avoiders in Canadapeople who have not been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, yet have adopted a gluten-free or gluten-reduced diet. Among the reasons gluten avoiders adopt the diet are a desire to lose weight or to get relief from health problems that can be hard to diagnose. Others perceive it as simply a healthier way to eat. However, the growth of gluten avoiders has raised concerns among some health professionals, who say that following a gluten-free diet without first consulting a doctor or dietician could be harmful. I think whats really driven this whole lifestyle has been the celebrities, says Shelley Case, a Regina-based nutrition expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. This fad diet is the flavour of the month right now. Its kind of like Atkins was a number of years ago. Now its gluten-free. Unnecessary Gluten-free Diets Last month Case spoke at an international Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago, where she voiced her concerns about the risks of unnecessary gluten-free diets. She says one of the biggest issues is that people are not consulting an expert or doing adequate research before going on the diet. These people may not have worked with a dietician, theyve just sort of done this on their own, and so theyre not really aware of what [nutrients] they might be missing out on, says Case. A common misconception about gluten-free foodswhich on average are more than double the price of gluten-containing foodsis that theyre automatically healthy, says Case. But many foods advertised as gluten-free are refined and have been stripped of fibre and some vitamins and nutrients. The big risks for people who dont have celiac and are following the gluten-free diet is that theyre often eating the processed gluten-free products, and many of these products are not enriched with iron and B vitamins, she says. You can have a pretty decent, healthy gluten-free diet, but from my experience of working as a dietician for over 32 years, after looking at food records [of gluten avoiders], they arent getting a good balance. She also notes that a gluten-free diet doesnt necessarily lead to weight loss. The diet is great Case says anyone considering a gluten-free diet should first consult an expert and get tested for celiac disease, the reason being that if an undiagnosed celiac cuts out some gluten but does not adopt a strict celiac diet, they may never get properly diagnosed. And if they continue to ingest small amounts of gluten it could lead to serious complications.

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