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Düsseldorfs Oberbürgermeister Dirk Elbers stürmt die kleine Botschaft Flingern!

Pünktlich zur Fertigstellung gab es gestern den “spontanen” Besuch von Oberbürgermeister Elbers. Dieser wollte sich ganz uneigennützig ein Bild von der neuen Birkenstraße machen und schon stand er mit einer Gruppe Fotografen in unserer schönen kleinen Botschaft. Gekauft hat er leider nichts, aber immerhin gibt es dieses schicke Foto.  :-)

Über die geänderte Parkplatzsituation lässt sich streiten. Aber es gibt nun ein paar Bänke, Fahrradständer und Bäume werden im Herbst gepflanzt. Wir finden die neuen, breiten Bürgersteige super. Nun haben Gianni “Eisdiele Cristallo” und Toni “Pizzeria Bella Ciao” endlich die Mögichkeit eine Außenterrasse zu betreiben.

Es tut sich Einiges. Heute morgen habe ich gesehen, dass Anfang September eine neuer Laden öffnet, der Geschenkartikel und Wohnaccessoires anbietet.

Wir freuen uns über jedes neue Geschäft!

tech my elbers

so like, for no good fucking reason, William Faulkner decided to start writing one character’s accent phonetically like 380 pages into this 406-page book, and ended up writing a sentence where an old man is trying to get another man to realize he’s exhausted and has been working hard as “tech my elbers”

tech my elbers

TECH MY ELBERS

24 hours later i’m still giggling like an infant over this shit faulkner what have you done to me. anyway The Hamlet was an enjoyable read and I’ll write more about it later but the highlights were the sixty pages of amorously-described cowfucking, “tech my elbers” and the part where a dastardly murder plot was foiled by the victim’s bloated corpse disintegrating after being left in a rotted log in a swamp. “I’d have gotten away with it if his leg hadn’t fallen off!” oh also the characters are named Lump Mink Eck IO and Flem and Wallstreet Panic Snopes, also Buck Hipps which sounds like a porn name.

Fox transmite su ambiciosa versión del musical "Grease"

BURBANK, California, EE.UU. (AP) — “Grease”, el musical de la década de 1950 que fue un éxito rotundo en los teatros y en la pantalla grande en la década de 1970, ha renacido como un híbrido de Broadway con Hollywood que se transmitirá por televisión en vivo en pleno siglo XXI.

El programa de tres horas “Grease: Live” que se transmitirá el domingo por la noche presentará de nueva cuenta el relato del encuentro romántico de los adolescentes Sandy y Danny, interpretados por Julianne Hough y el veterano del teatro Aaron Tveit, con una mezcla supercargada el teatro con estilo cinematográfico.

En lugar de usar un solo escenario, la transmisión recurrirá a varios, tanto en interiores como al aire libre, para recrear la secundaria Rydell, con todo y gimnasio y sus exteriores, así como los lugares donde acostumbraban reunirse los adolescentes, como la tienda de sodas Frosty Palace. Un pequeño ejército de camarógrafos será desplegado para capturar la acción en primer plano y en tomas amplias.

Habrá unas 20 cámaras que captarán la acción en los casi 40 sitios de la producción, que se realizará en los estudios de Warner Bros. en Burbank, California. Los actores estarán en pleno movimiento también y por momentos deberán recurrir a carritos de golf para poder llegar a tiempo entre una escena y otra durante las pausas comerciales.

Se pronosticó lluvia el domingo, pero habrá paraguas a la mano y el espectáculo continuará, dijo la empresa productora, Paramount Television.

“Grease: Live” está aprovechando la actual fascinación de la pantalla chica con los musicales, que comenzó con transmisiones en vivo de NBC como “The Sound of Music” y “The Wiz”. A esta moda podría sumarse “Hairspray”, también de NBC, y una posible versión de la película “Dirty Dancing” en la cadena ABC.

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En internet:

http://www.fox.com

Cable, streaming and Viola Davis star at the SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Television was praised as gutsy and bold as the Screen Actors Guild Awards honoured shows that illuminate the lives of transgender parents and imprisoned women.

That’s TV as in cable channels and streaming services, with commercial networks nearly shut out at Saturday’s awards ceremony and forced to hear their competition lauded in ways that broadcasters rarely are these days.

“Thank you to Amazon for their guts and support,” said Jeffrey Tambor, honoured as best drama series actor for his transgender role in “Transparent.”

“I play Maura Pfefferman. She’s very entitled and she has a lot of money, and I would just like to dedicate this award to the non-Maura Pfeffermans that don’t have a lot of cash for their operations, for their medicine, for their freedom,” he added — a stand for advocacy built upon the series’ foundation.

Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” about women’s lives behind bars, won the SAG award for best ensemble in a comedy series and also saw Uzo Aduba honoured as best comedy series actress.

Aduba thanked the streaming service’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, for his “bravery” in backing the series and lauded creator Jenji Kohan for making a show “that reflects and represents so many people.”

The show’s diversity was noted as well by Laura Prepon, who accepted the ensemble trophy on behalf of her fellow cast members.

“Look at this stage. This is what we talk about when we talk about diversity: different race, colour, creed, sexual orientation,” Prepon said. “This wouldn’t be possible without our fearless leader, Jenji Kohan. Thank you for never shying away from telling these incredible stories.”

The sole shining network moment came with Viola Davis’ win for best actress in a drama series, ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.”

“I always think, ‘Why do I have to be a hero, why do you have to like me, and why do I have to be a mentor?’” Davis said, questioning those who wonder why her character is such a tough cookie. “My job as an actor is just to create a human being to the best of my ability.”

Davis, who won an Emmy Award for the role last year, also was among the rare network winners at that ceremony. This month’s Golden Globes also found only a couple of broadcast nominees worthy, making the SAG awards just another awards downer for networks.

“Downton Abbey,” from broadcasting’s noncommercial side, won the best TV drama ensemble award for the third time.

“We’ve been coming here for six years and we have encountered only the most amazing kindness and generosity from American actors,” said Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs. Patmore the cook in the PBS series that’s in its final season.

Other SAG winners included Queen Latifah for HBO’s “Bessie,” about blues legend Bessie Smith; Idris Elba for the BBC America crime drama “Luther,” and Kevin Spacey for Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

On the ceremony’s movie side, Elba was honoured for his supporting performance in “Beasts of No Nation,” as the guild countered the all-white nominees slate for this year’s Oscars.

Comedy legend Carol Burnett received a life achievement award, presented by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Fox transmite su ambiciosa versión del musical "Grease"

BURBANK, California, EE.UU. (AP) — “Grease”, el musical de la década de 1950 que fue un éxito rotundo en los teatros y en la pantalla grande en la década de 1970, ha renacido como un híbrido de Broadway con Hollywood que se transmitirá por televisión en vivo en pleno siglo XXI.

El programa de tres horas “Grease: Live” que se transmitirá el domingo por la noche presentará de nueva cuenta el relato del encuentro romántico de los adolescentes Sandy y Danny, interpretados por Julianne Hough y el veterano del teatro Aaron Tveit, con una mezcla supercargada el teatro con estilo cinematográfico.

En lugar de usar un solo escenario, la transmisión recurrirá a varios, tanto en interiores como al aire libre, para recrear la secundaria Rydell, con todo y gimnasio y sus exteriores, así como los lugares donde acostumbraban reunirse los adolescentes, como la tienda de sodas Frosty Palace. Un pequeño ejército de camarógrafos será desplegado para capturar la acción en primer plano y en tomas amplias.

Habrá unas 20 cámaras que captarán la acción en los casi 40 sitios de la producción, que se realizará en los estudios de Warner Bros. en Burbank, California. Los actores estarán en pleno movimiento también y por momentos deberán recurrir a carritos de golf para poder llegar a tiempo entre una escena y otra durante las pausas comerciales.

Se pronosticó lluvia el domingo, pero habrá paraguas a la mano y el espectáculo continuará, dijo la empresa productora, Paramount Television.

“Grease: Live” está aprovechando la actual fascinación de la pantalla chica con los musicales, que comenzó con transmisiones en vivo de NBC como “The Sound of Music” y “The Wiz”. A esta moda podría sumarse “Hairspray”, también de NBC, y una posible versión de la película “Dirty Dancing” en la cadena ABC.

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En internet:

http://www.fox.com

Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen.

The Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition called Thursday on Sony, Warner Bros., Fox, Universal, Paramount and Disney to enter discussions aimed at bringing full diversity to on- and off-camera jobs, including the executive ranks.

The uproar over this year’s all-white cast of Academy Award acting nominees helped set the stage for the new effort, coalition leaders said. Latino representation in the nominees was only behind the camera, led by the Mexican filmmakers of “The Revenant”: director Alejandro Inarritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

“Now is the time, while there’s a lot of attention focused on this,” said Daniel Mayeda, co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, one of the umbrella group’s members.

While the movie academy hastily adopted new rules aimed at breaking up future white monopolies for the Oscars, the studios and their hiring practices are the root of the problem, he said.

“We can have the most diverse set of awards voters, but we’re not going to have any nominations or wins for people of colour if there are no roles,” Mayeda said.

Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, agreed.

The Oscars and other awards “are the last in the line of this whole thing called show business. The real culprits are at the very top, with the film studios first and foremost,” Nogales said.

The battle isn’t the same for every ethnic group.

While all minorities struggle to gain a foothold in films, it’s non-blacks who face the stiffest challenge. Last Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards offered a dramatic illustration: There were a number of minority winners, including Idris Elba, Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah and Viola Davis, all of them black.

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Elba, who won two trophies, said onstage.

Mayeda called their recognition “fantastic,” but said the diversity discussion has become “a little binary, a little black and white.”

Don Cheadle made a similar point during a recent interview with The Associated Press.

“Diverse doesn’t just mean more black people,” he said during the Sundance Film Festival last month. “Diverse means more representation from the entire diaspora of what the United States has to offer, not just one particular minority group.”

Nogales also lauded the winners. But he chides those who claim such instances represent progress for minorities in general, rather than one group in particular.

“When I hear ‘people of colour’ it angers me, because when I look at who they’re talking about, it’s African-Americans,” he said. “C'mon, guys, let’s be real here. African-Americans are doing much better than any other minority in front of and in back of the camera.”

Neither he nor Mayeda cast the demand for more inclusiveness as a zero-sum game that risks pitting one minority group against another. Instead, they said, the pressure is on the industry to expand opportunities for all.

The NAACP has committed its support to the new initiative but was unable to take part in its announcement because of other commitments, the coalition said. The black civil rights group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

There’s much work to do, Mayeda said, given how stubbornly the industry clings to tired practices. He cited minority characters that were either played by white actors — Emma Stone as an Asian-American in “Aloha,” Ben Affleck as a Hispanic in “Argo” — or ethnic roles that were rewritten to accommodate white actors.

Studios ultimately must change as America does or lose out, Mayeda said.

The country’s demographic shift to a non-white majority is predicted within three decades.

“This is not affirmative action. We’re talking about how you make more money. More people would buy tickets if you featured people who look like us or reflect modern society,” he said.

Coalition leaders said they are heartened by TV’s increased diversity, from shows that feature minority casts (“black-ish,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Fresh Off the Boat”) to more non-white writers and directors. But there is inequality: Three of the four major networks have a higher percentage of blacks in prime-time shows than exist in the general population, while all other minorities are underrepresented to varying degrees, The Associated Press reported last year.

The coalition is calling on studios to do with films what the group has pressed them to do for TV, including tracking minority employment and implementing or expanding “pipeline” programs to develop minority writers, directors and others.

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Lynn Elber is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. Her work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/lynn-elber and she can be reached at lelber@ap.org and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lynnelber

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1.Burkely Duffield - Keenan Elliot Cade - Beta Wolf Freki: ( Wolf of Soilders, Warfare tactics, Order, & Spring)

2.Dean Geyer - Karlyle Reed - Beta Wolf Skoll: ( Wolf of the Sun, Solar Eclipses, & Summer)

3.Tijn Elbers - Colton Lance Yulia - Beta Wolf Coyote: ( Wolf of Trickery, Jokes, Laughter, Time, Cruelty, Cleverness, Age, Scavangers, & Theives. (Spirit of Ravenous Insanity) Son of Anubis & Daciana)

4.Adam Gallagher - Myles Vincent -  Beta Wolf Geri: ( Wolf of Guards, Fortifying, Justice, War Knowledge, & Autumn)

4.Holly Earl - Celeste Marianna  Royale - Elder Wolf Lupa: ( Wolf Queen, Wolf of Motherhood, Children, Astrology, Stars, Peace, Balance, & Dreams. (Spirit of Visions) Gentle Wolf of the South)

5.Jeremy Sumpter - Russell Aragon Symons - Beta Wolf Hati: ( Wolf of the Moon, Lunar Eclipses, & Winter)

'Lewandowski shouldn't join Real Madrid or Barcelona'

EXCLUSIVE
Former Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber says that Robert Lewandowski would be making a mistake if he joined Real Madrid or Barcelona because he might not play every week.

The 27-year-old moved to the Allianz Arena on a free transfer after leaving Borussia Dortmund in July 2014 but reports have linked him with a summer switch to Spain.

However, he has been urged to reject any approach from Madrid or Barca by the man who used to wear his No.9 shirt at Bayern.

Elber told Goal: “Lewandowski should not thinking about signing for another club. He can win the Champions League with Bayern, the league and the cup.

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"If you sign for Real or Barca it can be that you don’t play. I hope Lewandowski stays at Munich.”

Lewandowski has already scored 19 goals in 18 Bundesliga games this season, to help fire Bayern to an eight-point lead at the top of the division.

And with three years remaining on the five-year deal he signed upon joining the club, Elber also sees no reason why the Bavarians would want to buy another striker.

“Bayern don’t need another striker. They are positioned well with Lewandowski and [Thomas] Muller. If one of them is out then Pep [Guardiola] would just change the system.”