Captain Marvel never quite takes flight

“Captain Marvel” isn’t a bad movie, exactly. It seems, at this point, that Marvel’s moviemaking machinery is incapable of producing a genuinely terrible film. There’s no “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” or “Suicide Squad” in the Marvel filmography, just “Thor: The Dark World,” “Ant-Man” and “Doctor Strange” — movies that are fine but forgettable. Still, I wanted more than that for “Captain Marvel,” and I suspect that I’m not alone. That’s because after 20 films, Marvel Studios is finally giving a woman top billing. It’s “Captain Marvel,” full stop, in the first Marvel title directed by a woman — Anna Boden, who co-directed and co-wrote the film with her regular collaborator Ryan Fleck. As a result (and in response to star Brie …

Many Adults In The US Need A Revaccination To Be Protected From Measles

With measles cases flaring up in many parts of the world, including the US, more people are becoming sharply aware of the importance of vaccinations. However, it’s important to note that some vaccinated adults in the US – namely those who received a measles shot in the ’60s – might still be at risk of illness and may require revaccination. Here’s everything you need to know. The measles vaccine was introduced to the US in 1963. One early incarnation of the shot, called KMV, introduced a dead inactivated measles virus into the body. Just like other vaccines, it was designed to spark up the immune system to produce antibodies against measles, thereby protecting them from the disease. However, the KMV dead virus …

Chance The Rapper Shares THE BEST Story Of Meeting His Soon-To-Be Wife At 9 Years Old! – Perez Hilton

Chance the Rapper took to social media on Wednesday night to reveal that he and his childhood sweetheart, Kirsten Corley, are finally getting married this weekend. Alongside a cute throwback photo of his soon-to-be wife, the Blessings rapper wrote on “STORYTIME: So this photo was taken on the day that I first met my wife! In the year 2003, my mom used to work as a real estate agent at a black-owned franchise called Re/Max Exclusive Properties. One night, she took, my dad and my brother and I to one of her office parties to get better acquainted with her co-workers.” “I was 9 [years] old at the time so I was prolly oblivious to what was going on. BUT …

Families call for Bradley to resign

She said Mrs Bradley had a “duty to ensure investigations take place”. Ms Meehan said the secretary of state told the group she would make a public apology again but it was “not good enough for someone who is meant to represent the interests of Northern Ireland at the British cabinet.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKaren Bradley says she’s “devastated” to think she made pain worse for Troubles victims’ families “It is not acceptable that Karen Bradley remains in her post and we are calling again for her to resign,” she added. Her comments come after relatives of 10 people killed in west Belfast during the Troubles refused to meet the Northern Ireland secretary. Families of …

Council tax to rise an average of 4.5%

Local authorities in England are allowed to raise their council tax by 2.99%, plus a further 2% if they provide social care. Any that want to exceed this must hold a referendum. Cipfa said the annual Band D bill would rise by an average of £75.60. The increase varies from an average of £71 in London to £86 in the north-east. Funding for the police makes up about a third of the increase, with police and crime commissioners permitted to double their precept from £12 to £24. Lewisham in London, Birmingham City Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Kent County Council are among those where council tax will rise by 4.99%. Those not rising by the maximum include Cornwall (3.99%) …

Motorist Captures Massive Avalanche Heading Right For The Highway In Colorado

One clip that went viral showed a massive cloud of snow rolling down the mountainside and right into the highway:   “All of a sudden, While the avalanche looked bad on camera, it wasn’t enough to close the highway.  There were no cars buried. No injuries,” Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tim Schaefer told The Denver Post. “It was more than a dusting of snow. There was also tree debris on the road.”  Later in the day, another avalanche swept through a stretch of the same highway in nearby Summit County. That one

‘Stick it to corporate America’: why we are so willing to steal from work

Rate of occupational fraud has doubled as employees steal laptops, data and ideas from their companies It is surely no big deal to steal a ballpoint pen from the office stationery cupboard, or some paper. But what about a mug, some furniture, a laptop? Many Americans apparently think it is fine to steal almost anything you can from work, a new report has found. The Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘A broken system’: the conservatives against the death penalty

A group is challenging the practice on traditional rightwing principles: small government, low taxes, sanctity of human life In the exhibition hall at the conservative grassroots annual lovefest, CPAC, the usual range of freedom-touting, gun-toting, climate change-denying, liberal-bashing views were on display. The National Rifle Association loomed large, as did stalls promoting hunting and fishing, biblical fundamentalism and, quizzically, domestic uranium. On Saturday, Donald Trump showed up to deliver perhaps his most extreme speech yet, a freewheeling, two-hour, national network challenging the practice on traditional rightwing grounds. In a country that has grown used to hearing Republicans adopt hardline hang-em-and-flog-em postures, CCATDPs line sounds as counterintuitive as turkeys campaigning for Christmas. The group is led by Hannah Cox, a conservative …

Jose Canseco thinks he could help Tim Tebow with his swing, hit more than 35 homers

VETERAN MLB PLAYERS WHO WILL BE DONNING NEW UNIFORMS IN 2019 “Tim Tebow let me help you with your swing I just saw one of your bats you have no rhythm right now and you’re to rotational I will help you for free I’m a fan of yours,” Canseco wrote. The 54-year-old former slugger went on to tell TMZ Sports he believes Tebow is “extremely strong” and he might be able to do well against right-handed pitchers. “I could easily get him up to, at the major league level, 35 to 45 home runs,” he told the gossip website. “At the Triple-A level, he could hit 50.” He added that all he would have to do is work on his …

11 Photos Taken Before And After Brides Got Their Wedding Makeup

The best way to examine Arber’s work is through his prominent online presence. So far, the makeup artist has amassed over 262k Instagram followers by regularly uploading pictures of his work. Other fashion and beauty projects aside, a big part of his feeds consists of before-and-after pics of the brides he worked with and their striking transformations. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: arber_bytyqi_mua “When I finished high school, my family didn’t want me to continue my studies in the beauty industry because in our culture it’s considered tabu if a male works in this industry. So, at first, I got a master’s degree in economics and only then did I follow my dream and started …

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms

(CNN)The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children. With anti-vaccine groups becoming more vocal and even celebrities and politicians spreading fear of vaccines, Hviid and his team wanted to provide solid scientific answers. The biggest contribution of the study was the inclusion of children at risk of autism, said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who was not involved in the new research. He hopes the latest piece of evidence will reassure families with young children at risk of developing autism spectrum disorder that the vaccine will …

Top 30 Most Stunning Photos From The National Geographic Instagram Photography Contest

For the grand prize, winner Ketan Khambhatta, won Nat Geo photo safari to Tanzania. While the other top 10 finalists received National Geographic photo books signed by their photographers along with having their winning images posted to @NatGeo throughout the week. #3 Sebastien Nagy Always prefer the focus on a single tower but yes… there is another one right next #5 Chaitanya Deshpande ‘Here Comes The Sun’ #7 Brent Stirton I was totally privileged to spend time with the world’s best pangolin care-givers at the Tikki Hywood Trust for an upcoming natgeo magazine story. I witnessed an extraordinary relationship unfold as these men helped rescued, traumatized pangolin to find ants and termites to eat and kept them safe from predators and poachers. Pangolins are …

Incredible Butterfly And Moth Diversity Hotspot Discovered In Northern Australia

The monsoon forests of northern Australia are an unusual place, rainforests that dry out so much for part of the year that many plants drop their leaves like deciduous trees in temperate latitudes. The region’s life forms have been somewhat scientifically neglected, but recent expeditions to explore the butterflies and moths have revealed some treasures, including one remarkable species lost for more than a century. In 1887, one of the relatively few efforts to collect the flora and fauna of northern Australia brought back a specimen of a rare moth. The species was identified as belonging to a genus known for the distinctive whistling sound the males make to attract mates. Dr Michael Braby of the Australian National University told …

A student couldn’t find a babysitter. So his professor held his infant girl in class so he could take notes

(CNN)It’s not the first time it’s happened. Nor will it be the last. After Hayer explained his situation, Professor Nathan Alexander offered to hold little Assata and taught the rest of the class with the baby strapped to his chest. Students in the class began posting images on social media showing the professor carrying the little girl. And a viral moment was born. “My professor NATHAN ALEXANDER said ‘I’ll hold her so you can take good notes!’” one student said on Twitter. His post has been retweeted more than 70,000 times. “It was this encounter that truly showed me the power and impact HBCU’s can have for the black community, for this professor to understand that life happens and sometimes …