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News and Notes 8-15-10

first_imgNews and Notes 8-15-10 August 15, 2010 News & Notes News and Notes Debora A. Diaz of Blaesing & Diaz in New Port Richey was sworn in as president-elect of the West Pasco Bar Association. Robert D. Sparks of the Givens Law Group has been elected to the executive council of the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Brian LaBovick of LaBovick & LaBovick in Palm Beach Gardens has been named vice president of Temple Beth Am in Jupiter. Richard P. McCully, a U.S. administrative law judge in Atlanta, was the commencement speaker at Howe Military School in Indiana, which he attended 50 years ago. Kenya J. Reddy of Carlton Fields in Tampa served as a panelist at the Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute program titled, “What Skills Do Employers Expect Today’s Law Students to Have?” Glen Torcivia of The Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates in West Palm Beach was recognized by the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County for his services to children and families in the 2010 Legislative session. Ileana Espinosa Christianson of GrayRobinson in Miami has become president-elect of the Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida. Lara Donlon of The Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates in West Palm Beach discussed employment law at the Florida Association of Special District’s Annual Conference. Sarah Logan Mancebo of GrayRobinson in Orlando has been elected to the Orange County Friends of the Library Board. Thomas Newcomb Hyde of Tampa spoke at the Council on Litigation Management’s training courses for claims professionals in Weston, Massachusetts, on the topics of “Jury Trials, Negotiation Strategies, and the Mediation Process.” H.T. Smith of Miami was presented the David W. Dyer Professionalism Award by the Dade County Bar at its Annual Installation Dinner. Scott P. Chitoff of Brinkley, Morgan, Solomon, Tatum, Stanley, Lunny & Gordon in Ft. Lauderdale was awarded the Paul May Professionalism Award by the Broward County Bar for his professionalism and participation in the legal community. John P. Cardillo of Naples gave presentations about the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission to the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies and also to the Lee County Bar. J.B. Spence of the Cochran Firm in Miami has been inducted into the American Trial Lawyers “Hall of Fame” in Las Vegas. Wm. Andrew Haggard of The Haggard Law Firm in Coral Gables has become the new chair of the Florida State University Board of Trustees. Michael Rosenberg of Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg in Coral Gables served as a co-speaker at the STEP Miami 1-Day Conference titled “Advising the Client Who Is a Temporary U.S. Resident.” John M. Howe of the Law Offices of John M. Howe in West Palm Beach has been installed as president-elect of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. M. Travis Hayes of Cummings & Lockwood has been appointed chair of the trusts and estates section and the board of directors of the Collier County Bar Young Lawyers Section. Yolando A. Hewling and Nicole Hessen of Rosenthal, Levy & Simon have been named at-large directors of the Florida Justice Association’s Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors. Michael S. Mullin of Rogers Towers in Nassau County was presented the Florida Association of County Attorneys’ Gordon Johnston Award for his contributions and commitment to the FACA. Christina Sanchez, Adam Bird, and Brad White of GrayRobinson in Melbourne have been named to the Brevard County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division board. Sanchez also will serve as treasurer. Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, has been appointed by the president of the Florida Senate to the Commission on Capital Cases. Chuck A. Sullivan of McFarland, Gould, Lyons, Sullivan & Hogan in Clearwater has become a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Paul Quinn of GrayRobinson in Orlando has been elected to the board of directors for United Arts of Central Florida and has been re-elected vice president of the Orlando Ballet. Paul A. Giordano of Fowler White Boggs in Ft. Myers has been elected to the board of directors of the American Red Cross Lee County Chapter. Jacquelynne Regan of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed has joined the board of directors of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Orange County Bar. Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese was re-elected president of the Winter Haven Women’s Bar Association and gave the keynote address to Kiwanis titled, “How Travel Changed My Life and Law Practice.” Stephen G. Charpentier of Charpentier Law Firm in Melbourne has been appointed chair of the Brevard Community College Board of Trustees. Leslie M. Kroeger of Leopold~Kuvin in Palm Beach Gardens has become chair-elect of the Florida Justice Association’s Women’s Caucus. Grace Yang of GrayRobinson in Tampa has been named incoming editor of The Lawyer, the official magazine of the Hillsborough County Bar. Andrew Weinstein of The Weinstein Law Firm in Coral Springs has been re-elected to the Florida Justice Association Board of Directors. Lettie Bien of Lettie J. Bien, P.A., in Miami served as a panelist for the National Council of International Visitors Regional Meeting discussing Global Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity. She also was the keynote speaker for the City of Miami Gardens Annual Memorial Day breakfast at Florida Memorial University. William J. Spratt, Jr., and Steven Weinstein of K&L Gates in Miami spoke on significant legal issues and Florida legislative developments and participated in a panel discussion on various healthcare issues confronting pathologists and laboratories at the Florida Society of Pathologists’ Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference on Key Biscayne. Jason J. Guari of Murray & Guari Trial Attorneys in West Palm Beach has been re-elected a director on the board of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Patrick S. Cousins of the Cousins Law Firm in West Palm Beach has been appointed a trustee of the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Henry Estevez of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist in Orlando will teach patent law at Barry University School of Law in Orlando this fall as an adjunct professor. Shelley Niceley Groff of Miami Beach has been elected chair of of South Florida board. Anne Dalton, the outgoing town attorney, was honored by the Ft. Myers Beach Town Council with a key to the town and a proclamation recognizing her services over the past five years. Dalton is resuming her private practice in Ft. Myers. Kami Corbett of Foley & Lardner in Tampa has become a member of the Florida Chamber Foundation Six Pillars Caucus. Judge Renee Goldenberg of the 17th Circuit has been awarded the Florida Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Jurist of the Year Award “for the most outstanding contribution to the field of matrimonial law by a member of the judiciary.” Lisa Small of Small & Small won the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Justice Barbara Pariente Award for her efforts to promote women in the legal community. Jake Schickel of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay in Jacksonville was recognized by the Jacksonville Bar Association with its first-ever “Professionalism Award.” Cameron M. Kennedy of the Law Firm of Corry & Kennedy in Tallahassee received the “Shoe Leather Award” from the Florida Justice Association for his efforts and leadership demonstrated during the 2010 legislative session. Neal J. Blaher of Mait-land was the 2010 winner of the Judge Jake J.C. Award, the highest recognition given by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County for pro bono work. John Miller of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers has been appointed to the Child Care Center of Southwest Florida Board of Directors. Esther Uria LaBovick of LaBovick & LaBovick of Palm Beach Gardens has been named to the board of directors for the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Robin Bresky of the Law Offices of Robin Bresky was elected to the Palm Beach County Bar Board of Directors. Rand Hoch of the Law and Mediation Offices of Rand Hoch, P.A., was honored with the 2010 Leadership Award from Compass, Palm Beach County’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community center. Lara Schenkman of Pathman Lewis in Miami has been appointed vice chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Natural Resources Committee. David J. Pettinato of The Merlin Law Group in Tampa has won the American Association of Justice’s Wiedemann & Waysocki Award for his commitment to the profession and support for improving the civil justice system. Caryn L. Bellus of Kubicki Draper in Miami presented the annual case law update at the FDLA’s 14th Annual Claims Conference. Amy D. Ronner, professor at St. Thomas University School of Law, spoke on “Dostoyevsky and the Therapeutic Jurisprudence Confession” at the International Dostoyevsky Conference in Naples, Italy. She also presented her upcoming article, “When Courts Let Insane Delusions Pass the Rational Basis Test: The Newest Challenge to Florida’s Exclusion of Homosexuals From Adoption,” at the University of Florida College of Law. Kelly O’Keefe of Berger Singerman in Tallahassee has been elected to the board of trustees for the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. Robert Coppel of the 11th Circuit Public Defender’s Office was commencement speaker at the City College graduation in Kendall.last_img read more

Pakenham District Basketball Association

first_img16.1 Girls THE Pakenham girls got their first win of the season following a long wet drive to Altona. It…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Scenery through Anne’s lenses

first_imgCardinia Cultural Centre’s latest exhibition is a photographic display of outback scenery. Boulia photographer Ann Britton is showcasing her work…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Corinthians RFC and Shop Street Hosts Sleep Out For Simon

first_imgThis year, Simon are aiming to raise €30,000 to fund health and well-being costs for up to 300 clients supported by our prevention, housing and support services.Providing homeless services is much more than just putting a roof over someone’s head. The investment in health-related supports is a vital contributor in helping people turn their lives round.Galway Simon’s Health & Well-Being Team are dedicated to providing each of our clients with specialist support in areas including physical and mental health, addiction, relapse prevention, life skills and access to training, education and employment.100% of funds raised through this year’s event will be used towards the shortfall in funding for these services specifically covering essential counselling, chiropody and dental treatments, as well as the development of a garden allotment project to promote mental health and meaningful use of time.Amy Lavelle from Simon Galway joined John Mulligan on Over The Line to speak about the SleepoutAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/AMY%20LAVELLE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Corinthians RFC and Shop Street will host a Sleep Out for Simon tonight starting at 6pm in Corinthians and 7pm at Shop Street Galway. Listen to what some of last year’s participants had to say about the experience of sleeping out. #sleepout4simonprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Those involved will experience for one night what many people in Ireland face every day while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness.last_img read more

Southeastern Women, SFA Men to Each Forfeit One Southland Basketball Game

first_imgThe Southland’s Executive Committee has reviewed the issues related to both teams’ schedules, and determined that Southeastern’s home women’s game against Abilene Christian on Jan. 11, and SFA’s home men’s game against Incarnate Word on Feb. 1, will be forfeited to avoid NCAA penalties. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana University’s women’s basketball team and Stephen F. Austin State University’s men’s squad will each forfeit an upcoming Southland Conference game in order to remain in compliance with NCAA rules related to not playing more than four non-Division I opponents in a season. Southeastern Louisiana’s women’s team has played three non-Division I teams this season, an exhibition game against William Carey (Miss.), and regular-season contests vs. Mobile (Ala.) and Grand Canyon (Ariz.), a program that is transitioning into Division I but is not yet a countable Division I opponent. Stephen F. Austin men’s team has played three non-Division I teams this season, an exhibition game against Arkansas Tech, and regular-season games against Texas-Tyler and Elmhurst (Ill). During the 2013-14 academic year, Abilene Christian and UIW are not Division I schedule-counters as the new Southland programs transition from Division II. All Southland teams have single games against ACU and UIW in 2013-14, and have had to adjust to the non-countable scheduling aspect of playing these teams. In 2014-15, ACU and UIW will be Division I schedule counters.center_img NCAA Bylaw 20.9.8.1 states: “An institution may schedule and play not more than four basketball games, including any contest (e.g., scrimmage, exhibition), in an academic year against institutions that are not members of Division I (Revised: 3/1/12).” This language is also reinforced by Southland Operating Code 3.02.02 (Non-Division I Opponents).  Southeastern will maintain its home women’s game vs. UIW Jan. 9. The forfeited game to ACU will be recorded in the Southland standings, be utilized as necessary in the seeding process for the 2014 Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament, and will be documented in the conference’s historical records. Stephen F. Austin’s men’s team will follow a similar path, keeping its scheduled home game with Abilene Christian Jan. 30, before the same effects of the forfeited UIW game will take place. The NCAA will not recognize the forfeits, but will instead view the cancelled games as no contests, thus preventing any violation.last_img read more

Bulls win Cape Epic for second time

first_img30 March 2009Despite its fearsome reputation, this year’s Absa Cape Epic, which ended in Lourensford on Saturday, saw only 118 riders of the 1 196 cyclists that had entered the eight-day event fail to finish. It was the highest percentage of finishers in the history of the race, even though many participants felt it was the toughest edition of the Cape Epic yet.Known as “the Magical and Untamed African MTB race”, this year’s event, brought together many of the world’s leading mountain biking competitors, for seven gruelling stages, covering 685 kilometres.The early pace in the race was set by the powerful combination of Switzerland’s Christoph Sauser, the cross-country mountain bike world champion and South Africa’s Burry Stander, the world under-23 cross-country champion.Altered the outcomeRiding as Songo.info, the pair dominated proceedings, building up a six-minute lead, until the kind of mishap that can happen at any time in a tough event like the Cape Epic occurred and incontrovertibly altered the outcome of the race.Heading down a downhill track near Greyton, during stage four, Stander had an accident and destroyed the front wheel of his bicycle. Max Knox, one of South Africa’s top MTB competitors, in a magnanimous gesture gave his bike to Stander so that Songo.info could carry on.They eventually finished 20 minutes behind the stage winners in ninth place, but worse was yet to come for the former race leaders. The race referees, after a number of teams had objected to the help received by Stander, penalised Songo.info a further 15 minutes. Later, this was extended to an hour when Sauser admitted that Stander’s broken bike had been carried by a third party.Bulls in the leadFrom being comfortably in charge of the race, the Swiss/South African combination tumbled down the standings and out of serious contention, leaving the way clear for Team Bulls, consisting of the German duo of Karl Platt and Stefan Sahm, to take the stage victory and move into the overall lead.It would prove hard to dislodge them from first place. After all, Platt and Sahm had finished runners-up in 2008 and had won the race in 2007.The stage win by Team Bulls came at a price, however, and it required a tremendous amount of courage from Karl Platt to ensure they took the line honours. He had dislocated a shoulder in the race’s prologue and dislocated it once more on the fourth stage.Songo.info stage winsSauser and Stander fought back on the next stage, pushing hard to stand atop the podium for the stage. In fact, the Songo.info riders captured five of the seven stages, as well as the prologue, but they couldn’t overcome the time they lost on stage five.Victory on the last day went to Spain’s Lukas and Mathias Fluckiger, with the South African combination of Brandon Stewart and Max Knox, Team DCM Chrome, finishing second.They were followed across the line by the Multivgan Merida team of Germany’s Hannes Genze and Jochen Kaess. Fourth place was shared by Platt and Sahm of Team Bulls, who finished arm-in-arm with Songo.info’s Sauser and Stander.Overall winAlthough Team Bulls took the overall win, it was only on stage four that they finished ahead of Songo.info. They claimed the overall title with a time of 28 hours, 10 minutes, 13.8 seconds.It was a third victory in the event for Platt who, besides his win with Sahm in 2007, also took the honours in 2004 with Namibia’s Mannie Heymans.Second place went to the Trek-Brentjens team of Bart Brentjens, from the Netherlands, and Chris Jongewaard, from Australia, in 28 hours, 15 minutes, 07.9 seconds.Sweden’s Emil Lindgren and Switzerland’s Andreas Klugler, racing as Felt Factory 2, finished in third place.The top South African team was the MTN Energade combination of Kevin Evans and David George, who picked up the Best African Team award. Songo.info, the dominant team in the race, had to settle for sixth position.Women’s winThe Absa Ladies team of England’s Sharon Laws and South Africa’s Hanlie Booyens dominated the ladies’ race. They won every stage, which gave them a convincing overall victory.Laws and Booyens finished in 37 hours, 18 minutes and 20 seconds, over five hours ahead of second placed Robyn Adendorff and Sarah van Heerden of WSP – Jeep Girls, an all-South African team. Another South African pair, Nolene Saunders and Sarah Wielopolska, racing as Tread Magazine, took third place.MixedMountain Bike Hall of Fame member Alison Syder captured the mixed title with South Africa’s Nico Pfitzenmaier in 32 hours, 13 minutes, 09.5 seconds. Racing as the Adidas Tree team, they ended nearly 40 minutes ahead of Epic rookies, Esther Suss and Marcel Bartholet of Switzerland, competing as Team Wheeler iXS Pro.IMC/Momentum GT/Activeworx – an all South African duo, made up of Yolanda Speedy and Paul Cordes – completed the podium positions.MastersThere was a fantastic dice for honours in the Masters category. Victory went to Doug Brown of South Africa and Barti Bucher of Switzerland, the Absa Masters, who finished just over three minutes ahead of Cycle Lab Toyota’s Shan Wilson and Andrew Mclean.Over three-and-a-half hours further back, Doug Andrews and Rich Bartlett of the USA secured third place.The Absa Cape Epic is the most widely televised mountain bike race in the world. The 2008 race was broadcast in more than 175 countries in 17 languages.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

“Testing” Your Code With Myers-Briggs

first_imgdavid strom 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Analysis#hack How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Many of you are familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality tests. The tests grew out of personality theories first formulated by psychoanalyst Carl Jung and are used by human resources people to predict group behavior and team composition. But what if we could give similar tests to our programming and network operations, to figure out ahead of time how to match up our personality with our code? The more you think about this idea, the less far-out it seems.The actual Myers-Briggs test consists of a series of questions. There are various versions, ranging from the traditional one offered here to a shorter four-question test here. Chances are you already know your own personality type, but my thought is that if you are going to be truly happy in your position, you need to know if you are a match. So I have come up with my own short four-question quiz that will help you figure this out. Answer the following about your network, keeping track of the initial letter that best describes your situation:All right, now you can assemble your shop’s “personality type” into one of the 16 different combinations of the four letters. (See below.) Ideally, your personality and that of your shop should match on all four metrics. If not, then you might consider finding another company or another job within the company that will more closely match your personality. Alternatively, you might consider ways you can alter your shop’s personality to bring it more closely in line with your own. What influences your network and development operations: internal users’ actions (I) or external events and upper management (E)? How do you manage problems when they occur with your code: with tools and carefully scripted techniques (S) or with scrums and agile methods (N)?How do you purchase your IT and development products: thinking through the implications and a rigid set of standards (T) or laissez-faire attitude and by letting users buy pretty much what they want (F)?Does your IT department have rigid mobile device management purchasing policies (J) or are they more flexibly and allow bring your own devices to work (P)? Related Posts Let’s consider two possibilities. INFP shops pretty much are organic, reactive kinds of things. Your network and production code never seems to be in a finished state, and crises happen pretty much on a daily basis. Since users rule and buy pretty much anything they want, you can’t ever predict what each day will bring. You never really get out of fire-fighting mode to be able to do some planning, but that is okay if you are the similar personality type and enjoy this more intuitive approach to your job. INFP shops are usually found in high-growth companies, such as dot-coms, where every day is a chaotic blend of new hires, departmental moves and staff changes, and new requirements.ESTJ shops are the exact opposite: users here have little say in things, and if a piece of gear isn’t on your approved list, it doesn’t get purchased, plain and simple. Every day is structured programming and pretty much predictable, and your code drops run according to a fixed schedule and rarely vary. ESTJ shops are usually found in more traditional centralized IT businesses, such as financial services and government, with long-range budget cycles and careful attention paid to staffing and growth.I am sure you can come up with characteristics for the other network personalities as well, but I given that I am an ISTJ, I am out of the time I planned for writing this article. Good luck typing your shop, unless you are an ESFP and don’t enjoy doing these sorts of things. Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

B-town veterans return with notable roles after forgettable outings

first_imgAn actor may fade away from the screen but rarely goes away from the hearts of loyal fans, thus goes the popular belief. The notion gets a re-confirmation each time a popular actor recognised for his or her skill, style or talent makes a comeback on the screen and brings back lost glory. Blame it on the irony of the fickle ways of showbiz that actors usually come with an expiry date and have to struggle with the dreaded ‘shelf life’. Collage of Bollywood veterns.In Bollywood especially, the affinity for unimaginative characters and dearth of writers trying to create novel characters that may suit seasoned actors is a major reason seniors vanish from the scene much before they deserve to. When Tabu made a poignant appearance in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider, it was a delightful treat for the audience waiting for the return of the National Award-winning actress. Known for her understated yet impactful performances, Tabu played Haider’s mother Ghazala, a character that was Bharadwaj’s interpretation of Queen Gertrude in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.Coming after her disappointing and cliched appearance role as Salman Khan’s didi in her last outing, Jai Ho!, Tabu’s fans were relieved to see the actress finally get a role that does justice to her talent. Her role in Haider negated Bollywood’s unwritten rule that senior actresses are good enough to just play insignificant supporting roles as mother or elder sister or bhabhi .If Haider was a pleasant departure for Tabu fans who wished to see more of her beyond her appearances in Jai Ho! and Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi (where she had a blink-and-miss role as hero Suraj Sharma’s mother), megastar of the ’90s Govinda looks all set to return with a couple of interesting roles in the weeks to come. Govinda, who ruled the screen with his spontaneity and raw appeal, and made a quirky style statement with his yellow pants in his heydays, conspicuously took a back seat over the last decade as globalisation made urban cool and trendy fashion the buzzwords in Bollywood.advertisementThe actor mostly struggled over the past decade barring the mega success of David Dhavan’s Partner, disappointing fans with badly-made duds such as Life Partner, Do Knot Disturb, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, Naughty @ 40 and Loot, and his only appearance lately was a forgettable cameo in Akshay Kumar’s Holiday. The return of Govinda and his brand of pink-pant panache in Shaad Ali’s Kill Dil has therefore created a buzz.He plays the antagonist in the film, mixing his brand of comedy with swagger. Govinda also has Saif Ali Khan’s next production Happy Ending, where his trademark dances has already emerged as the highlight of the film. Next year, he will be seen playing Ranbir Kapoor’s father in Jagga Jasoos, and has a vital role in the remake of Hero, which introduces Suraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty.Rekha remained the undisputed queen of marquee for long before her talent was reduced to playing Hrithik’s mom and grand mom in Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish.Her appearances in duds such as Bachke Rehna Re Baba and Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana saddened hardcore fans. If Rekha’s recent chirpy appearances on Bigg Boss and Comedy Nights With Kapil is anything to go by, it was clearly her way of connecting with the masses.She returns as Sharman Joshi’s grand mom in Inder Kumar’s Super Nani based on the hit Gujarati play Baa Ae Mari Boundary. Rekha will also play Noor in Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor, a Bollywood interpretation of the coldhearted Miss Havisham in Charles Dicken’s Great Expectation. Film buffs who considered Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha as the biggest onscreen pair can hope for some fireworks as R. Balki promises to unite the duo in his upcoming Shamitabh.TABULatest avatar: As Ghazala in Vishal Bharadwaj’s HaiderRECENT FILMS: Jai Ho (2014), Life Of Pi (2012), Cheeni Kum (2007), The Namesake (2007)Why fans want her back: National Award-winning Tabu has been one of the most natural performers, who took her films to another level with her moving portrayal in films such as Vishal Bharadwaj’s Maqbool based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Chandni Bar and Gulzar’s Maachis. The reclusive actress shifted base to Hyderabad and reportedly turned down film offers for long. By effectively narrating the complexity of Ghazala, a woman caught in complex situation, Tabu reconfirmed her importance in Bollywood.ASHUTOSH RANALatest avatar: As Alia Bhatt’s strict dad in Humpty Sharma Ki DulhaniyaRECENT FILMS: Desi Kattey (2014), Zila Ghaziabad (2013), Ata Pata Laapata (2012), Kismet Love Paisa Dilli (2012) Why fans want him back: In the late ’90s, Rana emerged as one of Bollywood’s most promising villains after his role of a sinister psycho in Dushman and a transgender killer in Sangharsh. With roles becoming more realistic and with heroes taking over negative roles, Rana’s brand of loud villainy lost ground over the past decade. He returned to public eye playing the heroine’s conservative, strict father in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya. The role was a tribute to Amrish Puri’s character in the evergreen Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.advertisementJACKIE SHROFFLatest avatar: As the villain Charan Grover in Happy New YearRecent films: Gang Of Ghosts (2014), Dhoom 3 (2013), Aurangzeb (2013), Shootout At Wadala (2013)Why fans want him back: A look at the forgettable roles he has been offered lately would make it seem impossible to believe that Jackie was the ultimate hero of the ’80s, who would make women go weak on their knees much before the six-pack era. Jaggu dada, as he was popularly known, was a lovable B-town hunk who carried his nonchalant persona of real life onto the screen. Last memorable outing was as the flamboyant Chunni babu in Devdas, after which he appeared in series of forgettable characters. Playing Aamir’s dad in Dhoom 3 and the villain in SRK’s Happy New Year has brought him back to the limelightREKHALatest avatar: Plays a jestful grandmom in Inder Kumar’s Super Nani, opening this weekRecent films: Sadiyaan (2010), Yatra (2007), Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana (2006), Bachke Rahna Re Baba (2005)Why fans want him back: Rekha has remained a Bollywood diva for decades despite some dismal choice of films over the past few years. Ironically, she picked a few disastrous films which left her career graph in the lurch after films such as Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Lajja and Rakesh Roshan’s Koi Mil Gaya. Known to be a recluse, Rekha showed her uninhibited side when she interacted with the masses on TV shows to promote Super Nani, her new film. She playfully dropped Amitabh Bachchan’s name to revive old rumours on Bigg Boss 8. The legendary onscreen pair is all set to reunite in R. Balki’s Shamitabh. Next year, Rekha plays a desi Miss Havesham in Fitoor, a Bollywood interpretation of Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations.KAY KAY MENONLatest avatar: As Khurram in Vishal Bharadwaj’s HaiderRECENT FILMS: Raja Natwarlal (2014), Any Body Can Dance (2013), Gulaal (2007), Life In A… Metro (2007) Why fans want him back: Starting out as a promising TV actor, Kay Kay shot to fame with Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and later in Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday. Kay Kay came in the mainstream league by making a strong statement as an unfaithful husband in Life In A… Metro and as a wayward son in Sarkar. He made a presence by deliberately picking small yet influential roles in prominent films over the last decade. He was applauded as Khurram the slimy politician in an incestuous relationship with his sister-in-law in Haider. In 2015, he will be seen in Neeraj Pandey’s Baby and Anuraag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet.GOVINDALatest avatar: As the antagonist in Kill Dil and a hyper superstar in Happy Ending, both films set to release in November.Recent films: Holiday (2014), Loot (2011), Naughty @ 40 (2011), Raavan (2010), Do Knot Disturb (2009)advertisementWhy fans want him back: Many among the’90s audience associated big-screen entertainment with Govinda’s brand of rustic slapstick and quirky dancing. His upcoming outing shows him donning pink pants with elan, as he return as the villain Bhaiyaji in Shaad Ali’s Kill Dil. The new generation gets a taste of Govinda-style dancing in song G phaad k in Saif Ali Khan’s Happy Ending. He will also be seen in Neeraj Pandey’s Baby and Anurag Kashyap’s Jagga Jasoos.last_img read more

a month agoPSG chief Leonardo to try again for Tottenham defender Serge Aurier

first_imgPSG chief Leonardo to try again for Tottenham defender Serge Aurierby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG chief Leonardo is ready to try again for Tottenham defender Serge Aurier.With the January market looming, Leonardo still wants to bring Aurier back to PSG, says Sportmediaset.The Ivorian was on Leonardo’s shopping list over the summer, but ran out of time to do the deal.The pair are close and talks will resume ahead of the market reopening in the New Year.PSG would favour an initial loan arrangement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Alabama Apologizes, Pulls Sorority Recruiting Video After Backlash

first_imgAlabama fans cheer after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Alabama fans cheer after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Last week, the Alabama chapter of Alpha Phi released a recruiting video which included an appearance from Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake. Just one week later, the school has pulled the footage and issued an official apology. Why? Well, we’re not really sure.Fox Sports’ Clay Travis was able to obtain the statement, which is a bit vague. The decision comes after a columnist at AL.com wrote a scathing piece on the subject, calling the video “worse for women than Donald Trump.”“This video is not reflective of UA’s expectations for student organizations to be responsible digital citizens. It is important for student organizations to remember what is posted on social media makes a difference, today and tomorrow, on how they are viewed and perceived,” said Deborah Lane, Associate Vice President for University Relations.The school’s decision is causing a great deal of controversy, to say the least. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s been re-posted below. You can form your own opinion on it.last_img read more