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Daniel Radcliffe is heading to television to star as an angel

Daniel Radcliffe is headed to American television.

The former Harry Potter actor will star as an angel in the TBS comedy Miracle Workers, the network announced Wednesday. Radcliffe, who previously appeared on British television with A Young Doctor’s Notebook and guest-starred on Ricky Gervais’ Extras, will star as Craig on the show, “a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers.” Craig’s boss, God, will be played by Owen Wilson.

“Having Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson join the TBS family is proof of the continued evolution of this comedy brand as the home of the most creative minds in the business,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS, in a press release. “Owen Wilson has long been a comic genius, and Daniel’s performance in last year’s Swiss Army Man really proved that there’s a sophisticated comedian under the surface of those brilliant dramatic chops.”

Miracle Workers is based on Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name and Rich created the show and will work as showrunner. Lorne Michaels is executive producer.

“Simon and Lorne are total pros in walking the tightrope between reality and ridiculousness, and they do it with a lot of heart and wit,” Weitz said.

In addition to Miracle Workers, which will air in 2018, TBS also announced three other new series: Close Enough, animated series from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel, The Joker’s Wild reboot hosted by Snoop Dogg, and a new untitled series from the comedy trio The Dress Up Gang.

TBS also signed a four-year deal with Conan O’Brien that will keep Conan on TBS through 2022 and “will extend the brand into digital content, podcasting, gaming, pay TV and live events.”

Saint of the Day – 1 May – St Joseph the Worker

Additional Memorials

• 19 March
• 1 May (Joseph the Worker)
• 3rd Wednesday after Easter (patronage of Saint Joseph of the Universal Church)
• 3 January on some local calendars
• 29 October (Armenian)
• 20 July (Coptic)

Patronage:  against doubt, against hesitation, accountants, attornies, barristers, bursars, cabinetmakers, carpenters, cemetery workers, children, civil engineers, confectioners, craftsmen, dying people, educators, emigrants, exiles, expectant mothers, families, fathers, furniture makers, grave diggers, happy death, holy death, house hunters, immigrants, interior souls, joiners, laborers, lawyers, married people, orphans, people in doubt, people who fight Communism, pioneers, pregnant women, social justice, solicitors, teachers, travellers, unborn children, wheelwrights, workers, working people, Catholic Church, Oblates of Saint Joseph, for protection of the Church, Universal Church, Vatican II, Americas, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, China, Croatian people, Korea, Mexico, New France, New World, Peru, Philippines, Vatican City, Viet Nam, Canadian Armed Forces, Papal States, 46 dioceses, 26 cities, states and regionsRepresentation:• bible

Attributes:  branch, carpenter’s square. carpenter’s tools, chalice, cross, hand tools, infant Jesus, ladder, lamb, lily, monstrance, old man holding a lily and a carpenter’s tool such as a square, old man holding the infant Jesus, plane, rod

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar.    The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

“Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own words but above all because he listens to the words of the Living God.   He listens in silence.  And his heart ceaselessly perseveres in the readiness to accept the Truth contained in the word of the Living God,”   Pope John Paul II had once said.

There is very little about the life of Joseph in Scripture but still, we know that he was the chaste husband of Mary, the foster father of Jesus, a carpenter and  a man who was not wealthy.    We also know that he came from the royal lineage of King David.

We can see from his actions in scripture that Joseph was a compassionate man and obedient to the will of God.    He also loved Mary and Jesus and wanted to protect and provide for them.

Since Joseph does not appear in Jesus’ public life, at his death, or resurrection, many historians believe Joseph had probably died before Jesus entered public ministry.

Joseph is the patron of many things, including the universal Church, fathers, the dying and social justice


Brazil airport workers declare partial strike for first day of World Cup

AFP: Ground staff at three major airports in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will stage a 24-hour partial protest on the opening day of World Cup, their union said on Wednesday.

The workers promised to maintain 80 percent of service on Thursday, but the partial work stoppage raises fears of delays as fans flood the city for the tournament’s opening matches.

The workers have been seeking raises and special bonuses tied to the World Cup for months.

Follow updates on the 2014 World Cup at BreakingNews.com. 

Photo: Passengers pass in front of a promotional banner at the Brasilia Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on June 11, 2014. (Paul Hanna/Reuters)

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Inside America's secretive biolabs: Investigation Reveals Hundreds of Accidents, Safety Violations and Near Misses
A USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk.

Vials of bioterror bacteria have gone missing. Lab mice infected with deadly viruses have escaped, and wild rodents have been found making nests with research waste. Cattle infected in a university’s vaccine experiments were repeatedly sent to slaughter and their meat sold for human consumption. Gear meant to protect lab workers from lethal viruses such as Ebola and bird flu has failed, repeatedly.

A USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk.

Oversight of biological research labs is fragmented, often secretive and largely self-policing, the investigation found. And even when research facilities commit the most egregious safety or security breaches — as more than 100 labs have — federal regulators keep their names secret.

Of particular concern are mishaps occurring at institutions working with the world’s most dangerous pathogens in biosafety level 3 and 4 labs — the two highest levels of containment that have proliferated since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. Yet there is no publicly available list of these labs, and the scope of their research and safety records are largely unknown to most state health departments charged with responding to disease outbreaks. Even the federal government doesn’t know where they all are, the Government Accountability Office has warned for years.

A team of reporters who work for the USA TODAY Network of Gannett newspapers and TV stations identified more than 200 of these high-containment lab facilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia operated by government agencies, universities and private companies. They’re scattered across the country from the heart of New York City to a valley in Montana; from an area near Seattle’s Space Needle to just a few blocks from Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza restaurant and shopping district.

High-profile lab accidents last year with anthrax, Ebola and bird flu at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the discovery of forgotten vials of deadly smallpox virus at the National Institutes of Health raised widespread concerns about lab safety and security nationwide and whether current oversight is adequate to protect workers and the public. Wednesday the Department of Defense disclosed one of its labs in Utah mistakenly sent samples of live anthrax – instead of killed specimens – to labs across the USA plus a military base in South Korea where 22 people are now being treated with antibiotics because of their potential exposure to the bioterror pathogen. As many as 18 labs in nine states received the samples, the CDC said Thursday. […]

At the high-containment labs identified by USA TODAY, experiments are underway involving drug-resistant tuberculosis, exotic strains of flu, the SARS and MERS viruses, plague, anthrax, botulism, ricin and the Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fever viruses, according to interviews and more than 20,000 pages of internal lab safety records and incident reports obtained from labs across the country. […]

ATTENTION ALL WALTER ROBOTICS EMPLOYEES AND FANS OF ALL KINDS!

This next week will be a party- why? Because we are starting Walter Worker Wednesdays! So to kick it all off, we’re having a full week dedicated to all Walter Workers!

Alright kids, this is how it’s going to go down: each day of the week will have a theme/prompt of sorts. On that day post any fan art, fan fiction, headcanons, cosplay, ect. ect., (You get the idea) of your Walternates and tag it #WWWEEK and we’ll put it up here on the Fanbot Friday blog! Yay!

Show your Walter Worker spirit! Be as creative as you want, and overall just have fun with it! If you have a question of any kind, don’t be afraid to ask. The prompt/themes are below the cut. (Tell your friends!) We hope to hear from you all soon, and thank you for choosing Walter Robotics!

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Keeping Track Jan

Follow on from the one in Dec, mainly from DS, mags and Metro (some repetition due to different sources):

Monday 18th January:

Gordon drops Chas off after their night together and asks her to consider him buying Diane’s share of The Woolpack. Chas lies that she has a dentist appointment as an excuse to meet Gordon again, but it soon backfires when Aaron follows Paddy’s car, thinking he is meeting Tess again.

Aaron is surprised when he sees his mother get out and decides to follow her, but there’s an even bigger shock in store for Aaron…

Diane holds open day at the pub. Robert asks Victoria to persuade Diane to sell her share of the pub to him. Victoria points out that he only wants to buy it to be closer to Aaron. 

Kirin is not coping well with fatherhood and feels jealous of Adam’s bond with Johnny. How will Adam feel when Kirin demands he stay away from his son?

Tuesday 19th January (hour long as there is no wednesday episode): 

Aaron confronts Chas over Gordon and demands she leaves him. Chas thinks she’s talked him round but Aaron secretly attempts to leave the village. However, he is stopped by Robert and soon collapses from sepsis. Robert realises he’s been self-harming and has a bad infection.

Robert asks Aaron why he’s running away and he notices the blood soaking through his sleeve before Aaron collapses

As Chas and Gordon make their relationship known around the village, Aaron and Robert are at the hospital and Aaron whispers something in Robert’s ear, leaving him shocked and concerned. What is Aaron hiding?

Aaron collapses from sepsis which has infected some of his self-harm wounds and when Robert keeps a vigil at his hospital bedside, Aaron makes a devastating admission from his childhood that leaves Robert reeling.

It sets into motion one of Emmerdale’s most emotive storylines to date but can Robert help his former lover through the ordeal no-one should ever have to go through?

Thursday 21st January: 

Chas is worried when Doug says that Aaron didn’t come home last night. Robert is also thrown when he sees Aaron’s empty bed at the hospital and the nurse tells him that he hasn’t been discharged.

Later at the pub, Robert looks for Aaron and is forced to cover to Chas, who is furious when Robert tells her that Aaron spent the night with him. Robert finally tracks Aaron down, but is shocked when Aaron reveals a secret from his past. Just what has Aaron been hiding?

Gordon comforts Chas over Aaron’s disappearance and she is horrified to think that he could have planned to run away with Robert. She accepts Gordon’s offer to be a silent partner in the pub.

At the same time, Robert feels out of his depth as Aaron continues to confide in him. Robert urges Aaron to open up to his mum, but he refuses. Aaron is relieved when Robert agrees not to tell anyone, promising him that he’s not alone.

Kirin apologises to Adam for warning him away from Johnny and says that he should see him. Adam teaches Kirin how to feed Johnny, becoming heartbroken as he watches the pair together. Adam soon makes a heart-wrenching decision

Friday 22nd January:

Chas and Gordon are celebrating at the pub, but Gordon is soon left shaken.

Robert shows where his loyalties lie

Meanwhile, Kirin overhears Vanessa defending him to Leyla over fatherhood. Kirin decides to take Johnny for the full day tomorrow and books Vanessa into a spa, but soon realises that he has also agreed to meet with his main buyer. How is he going to manage it all?

Monday 25th January:

Aaron is shocked to realise that he’s made Robert doubt him. Robert thinks he’s lost Aaron as he walks away.

Later, Chas is heartbroken when Gordon dumps her, telling her that he can’t break up a mother and son. (eek! what if Chas blames Aaron, like he said his father blamed him when Chas left - nope. to horrible)

Ross is winded to see the finality of Debbie’s disappearance as Cain gives Laurel the keys to Mulberry. Ross secretly grabs Cain’s phone and finally gets through to Debbie. When Cain finds him talking to his daughter, how will he react?

Tuesday 26th January:

Chas takes the future into her own hands

Chas tells Marlon that she has got someone else who is interested in the pub. She clearly has high expectations of the call she is about to make.

Paddy warns Marlon off Tess by telling him that she’s a married woman. He also asks Tess if she’s really interested in Marlon, but Tess reveals that she’s hurt over his accusations with the social worker. 

Wednesday 27th January: 

Aaron is troubled at the distance between himself and his mum. Later, Chas tells Lisa that she has found a business partner but is keeping it a secret for now.

Metro teased Pub buyer might be Robert? (or Robert through a 3rd party sneaky, sneaky maybe?)

Paddy clearly has a plan when he invites Tess to come along to a vet conference with him.

Thursday 28th January: 

Paddy and Tess arrive at the hotel, both excited about their night away together. At the same time, Rhona discovers that they’ve got through to the panel stage of the adoption and she calls Paddy to tell him. Paddy immediately decides to cut short his stay at the hotel and tells Tess that it’s over between them.

Soon afterwards, Vanessa encourages Rhona to go and surprise Paddy at the conference. When Rhona arrives at reception, she begins to head up to his room…

Paddy and Tess panic when Rhona arrives at their hotel room door. Paddy forces Tess into the bathroom and Rhona invites herself in.

Later, Rhona and Paddy agree to eat together in the hotel restaurant - but Rhona soon spots Tess and calls her over. Tess lies that she is there with Pierce and accepts as Rhona invites her to have some champagne. With Tess now a woman scorned, Paddy prepares for the worst - convinced that she will reveal their affair.

Friday 29th January:

Paddy is stunned to see Tess at Marlon’s. He questions why she is there and is worried to see that she’s a loose cannon. Paddy is forced to leave Tess with Marlon, but what will Tess do?

Marlon’s taken aback by Tess

Cain lays down the law with Charity

Emma suggests that Ross should get some legal advice on his rights over Moses

Monday 1st February: 

Pub for sale sign taken down (in refernce to who buys it ‘She is a good person’ ‘A Dingle’.  so woman.., charity? or maybe chas outright? guessing charity for now)

Chas orders Aaron to leave after he pushes her too far

Article in the new V Times about the Paddy,Tess and Rhona triangle with mini-interviews with the actors. There is a question to Dominic Brunt “ How is this all going to end?”
Dominic answers “ It has to end badly doesnt it? Tess’s husband comes into it and stuff with Aaron boils up.” (Tess brings Aaron into it as she now knows Aaron knows?)
Zoe Henry also states “Things will hit the fan.Its going to be very exciting and there’s an unexpected twist.”

Tuesday 2nd February:

United by love: They have never got along but next week sees warring pair Robert and Chas put aside their differences as he makes her realise Aaron needs help…

it’s Robert who gives Chas the idea to take Aaron to the beach..

Wednesday 3rd February:

 'As Aaron goes into meltdown, Chas takes Robert’s advice and organises a trip down memory lane to persuade her son to open up to her.But will he confess his dark secret?’

Aaron and Chas beach picnic

Chas finds out about Gordon. 

Aaron’s inner circle finds out about Gordon (Adam and Chas mentioned so far).

Thursday 4th February:

Aaron confides in Robert again

9th February:

Aaron goes away by himself (probably after he has reported Gordon to the police)(France to Ed?)

what’s next? (Soap Life) who discovers a terrible secret - and who wants revenge.

Careless Whispers Who reports their father to the police for abusing them