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Duchess Kate does everything. Along with all her royal duties, she’s a mother of three – and she still manages to wow We with her beauty. Most impressively, she’s been known to do her own makeup, even on her wedding day. Prince William! This means she has a curated selection of products that she specifically loves, rather than just wearing what a makeup artist chooses for her.

Although the Duchess of Cambridge has yet to reveal the full contents of her beauty stash to the world, we’re still keeping an eye and an ear out for reports of her personally favorite products. This is how this Lancôme mascara ended up in our basket!

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This Lancôme favorite has been reported to be a go-to for Duchess Kate, especially for a smokey eye look. However, it is completely customizable. Wear one coat for a natural look on a casual day, or layer as many coats as you like for complete drama. The moist, creamy formula makes layering easy – just say no to clumping and flaking!

This mascara is designed to lift lashes and give them volume. Lancôme even claims that it can provide a volume boost of up to 600%! The brush is also designed to target and separate lashes from root to tip, so no lash is missed. They all deserve to have their moment, and each lash receiving the same volumizing treatment means your eyes will be truly mesmerized!

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Another reason we love this mascara is that the formula is actually vitamin-enriched to help keep lashes healthy and soft, rather than hard and brittle. Dramatic makeup can sometimes have long-lasting negative effects, but there’s a reason this one is royalty-approved!

We know from personal experience that the search for the perfect mascara can be long and daunting. But with a reliable brand like Lancôme and the presumed endorsement of Duchess Kate, we’d say this could finally be the treasure you’ve been looking for!

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Author Emily Henry discusses ‘book lovers’ and pandemic writing Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:40:16 +0000

If Hallmark ever wanted to make a modern, romantic tale of The devil wears Prada, it’s the perfect script for adaptation. Author Emily Henry has captured all of the classic Hallmark tropes in her new rom-com, book lovers, including a small town repair project and a main character who embodies a perfect combination of Miranda Priestley, Andrea Sachs and Nigel – but some of our favorite tropes are subverted, modernized or just tweaked a bit.

In the opening pages, readers meet Nora, a neurotic and ruthless book editor, and her sweet little sister, Libby. When the pair take an extended vacation in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, everyone’s motives are challenged and Nora’s peaceful stay is disrupted when she encounters her equally ruthless work nemesis, Charlie Lastra.

A lot happens next, but just know that romantic banter is next level.

On the surface, book lovers is truly a love story. Not just between Nora and Charlie, but also between Nora and Libby. The novel is also about trauma and healing, and how it can bring like-minded people together (perhaps too much).

book lovers is Henry’s funniest and most heartwarming novel to date; but it wasn’t until the first copies began to find their way into the eyes, hearts and hands of critics that Henry began to believe that she might have struck gold. It also didn’t help that she was sequestered in her writing den for over a year trying to write a witty love story amid the COVID-19 pandemic. where first dates and awkward encounters seemed like relics of the past.

We sat down with Henry to talk about book loversfrom his love of big and small towns to all the nods and nods from the novel to real-life book lovers, as well as discussing his upcoming project.

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Scary Mommy: I found it funny how Nora jumps at the end of the books – my mom is the same. But Libby is the opposite, she doesn’t even read the cover. Do you think you look more like Nora or Libby?

Emily Henry: I’m a lot more like Libby actually. I don’t want to know how a book ends. Sometimes I’ll text a friend if I know they’ve read it to say, “This is how I feel, should I read it?” But, I like not knowing. The least I can know is ideal for me as a reader.

As a writer too! I’m not a cartoonist because I like to write for the same reasons I like to read. It feels like a really intense reading experience, where I don’t know what’s going to happen and I need to know. It’s really fun to write a draft this way.

did you know how book lovers was going to end, or do you have a rough idea of ​​where you wanted Nora and Charlie to end up?

I knew from the start that Nora had to go back to New York because that was the whole idea behind the book for me. I really wanted the message to be that she doesn’t need to change. She needs to heal and grow, but she doesn’t need to fundamentally change who she is.

I really try to keep it because it’s a character arc. Thus, a character deciding to give up his life in the city does not necessarily mean that the author says that cities are bad. But when you see this story over and over again, it’s like, “Well, what do we say about people who live in the city?”

Nora is a steadfast and independent woman, but she is seen by her peers as a shark. Was there any awkwardness writing about a shark agent (and future editor) and then handing the draft over to your literary team?

Fortunately, they knew from the start how it was going to be; however, there were a few fun details. My agent actually has a Platoon and is in love with it, as I think most people are obsessed with their Platoon.

The reason I wanted Nora to be an agent is because it’s such a weird job. You’re kind of this advocate and negotiator where you have to be a badass to get what your clients need, but your clients are just a teary mess and so ridiculous and needy. So you have to be gentle with them and get them to do their job. I know this because I am a writer.

All my writer friends, we’re in our group text saying, “Omg, I emailed my agent in the middle of the night because I was freaking out about this. Now I know it doesn’t matter. I think it was fun to write a character who was both badass and really knows how to be there for people. I felt like it was a big thank you to my publisher and agent.

Sort of like “I’m sorry and thank you”.

Yes, it’s like the whole book! And that’s why the book is dedicated to my agents, editors, publicists and marketers. This whole book is like a love letter to them.

Sometimes I read romance because I want a lighter read, but your novels are more than that. book lovers is a romantic comedy, but it also has warm plots. Vulnerability and loss are two big themes, and then you have several characters who are in a phase of self-discovery. How do you balance a sexy-as-hell plot that also tugs at the heartstrings?

First of all, thank you. That’s a huge compliment. It just means a lot. When I started writing my first romance novel in Read on the beach, I really wanted to write this fun, light and sexy romantic comedy. Then immediately I’m like okay, her father died and betrayed her, and instantly my brain goes to it. I don’t really know how to get inside the characters’ heads without understanding the worst thing that’s ever happened to them.

Basically, you reflect on a traumatic event, assign it to the character, and see what happens?

That’s how I understand the characters. In romance, it’s largely about this character arc. You need this person to realize or awaken during this love story to feel like a story in its own right. To understand the arc of the characters, I need to know what changes for them. How did they see the world that wasn’t fair from the start? It usually comes from trauma. There were so many drafts of book lovers I just try to make it funny enough and lighthearted while having those heavier moments.

I love the witty banter between Nora and Charlie. Does it come to you in the first draft or not until the end?

It’s a bit of both. With book lovers, it took a lot of drafts to get it to where it is. I wasn’t sure the book was funny until I completely gave it back and people started reading it. All the time I was writing, I was like, “That’s not funny. I’m not funny anymore,” because we were in the middle of a pandemic. I didn’t see anyone. I don’t know how to talk to people anymore.

Would you say that was your biggest challenge?

You succeeded. I’ve never had this specific issue when writing before where I can’t remember what it’s like to go out and do things. I don’t really remember what it’s like to go and meet someone new. This is the first book I’ve written during the pandemic.

The truth is that I have nothing more to say. I have to go somewhere. I need to be surrounded by friends. I need to take a trip. You must have life experiences or you have nothing to write about.

Within this novel is another novel. Have you ever felt like you were writing two books at once?

book lovers is for readers. Everything in the book is a wink and a nod to people who love books. By not telling the actual story of Nadine Winters, I found it amusing to keep drawing comparisons to other books that many people have read in recent years, such as A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman and A little life by Hanya Yanagihara.

What are you working on now? Will we be entitled to a Bigfoot erotica from Emily Henry?

Haha! My editor would kill me if I returned this – she thinks I’ve been working on something else all this time. But yeah, I’m working on something else that’s supposed to come out next summer. The process is very similar to book lovers in that I just rewrote it, and rewrote it, and rewrote it, and it just keeps getting a little closer. It’s another romantic comedy. I can’t say too much about it, but there’s a friend group that’s really central, so there’s a larger cast, but still a love story. And I have fun with it!

6 Best Indian Movies On OTT 2022 You Need To Add To Watchlist Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:34:32 +0000
We’re halfway through the calendar year, and new rounds of awards ceremonies, and their nominations will soon be upon us. It’s time to take stock of the films that have been released so far and how successful they have been. Since the pandemic hit, the demand for OTT platforms has only increased and audiences are relishing the cinematic goodness.

From crime thrillers to corny romantic comedies, this year has seen plenty of theatrical and OTT releases. Indian movies like KGF Chapter 2, RRR, Gangubai Kathiawadi and many more have not only wowed audiences in theaters but also online. Among all the theatrical releases, there were movies that directly made their way to OTT platforms.

From dozens of releases, we’ve picked out the six best releases that you should definitely watch, at least once.

Best Indian Movies On OTT 2022


The first movie on the list of top Indian movies on OTT 2022 is jalsa. bollywood drama jalsa was directed by Suresh Triveni in 2022. The main actors in the film are Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah. The duo teamed up again for the second film after working together on the critically acclaimed film Tumhari Sulu. This is Vidya Balan’s third film on Amazon Prime Video.

Lapeta Buckle

Aakash Bhatia is the director of the new-age Bollywood comedy-thriller titled Lapeta Buckle. Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin played the lead actors in the film. The narrative centers on Savi (Taapsee Pannu), who makes an effort to save her partner Satya (played by Tahir Raj Bhasin). Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Rajendra Chawla and KC Shankar all play significant roles in Lapeta Buckle.

Run Lola Runa 1998 German experimental thriller by Tom Tykwer, inspired Lapeta buckle.

Sharmaji Namkeen

An entertaining film not to be missed is Sharmaji Namkeen. The film serves as a heartfelt farewell to Rishi Kapoor, an actor whose acting would light up the screen. Kapoor died while shooting this movie and later Paresh Rawal stepped into his shoes and finished the movie. It is one of the rare films where two actors played the same character.

The film is about a retired man who tries to find zeal in his life and does so through cooking.

Still by Sharmaji Namkeen


The Malayalam Drama Movie 2022 Greet was written and directed by Bobby-Sanjay and Rosshan Andrews. Dulquer Salmaan and Diana Penty play key characters in Salute. Key roles in the film are also played by Manoj K. Jayan, Lakshmi Gopalaswami, Saniya Iyappan, Deepak Parambol and others. The film tells the story of Aravind Karunakaran, a man on a quest to solve a decades-old cold case.

cobalt blue

The story of a brother and sister who fell in love with their new tenant is told in cobalt blue. The novel’s intimate sexual exploration, agonizing melancholy and seductive images, some of which survive the journey from page to screen.

Prateik Babbar is the life-changing tenant of siblings Tanay (Neelay Mehendale) and Anuja (Neejay Mehta) in the Netflix version (Anjali Sivaraman). cobalt blue tries, but not always successfully, to straddle the line between dream and reality.

Best Indian Movies on OTT 2022

Excerpt from the Cobalt Blue trailer


Bollywood drama film by Raj Singh Chaudhary Tar was released in May 2022. Main roles in the film Tar are performed by Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Sanjay Bishnoi and Sanjay Dadhich.

The story of a man who moves to a big city to look for work and get revenge on those who wronged him is told in the film. Under the auspices of Anil Kapoor Films & Communication Network, Anil Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor are responsible for producing Thar. Ajay Jayanthi composed the music for the film and Aarti Bajaj did the editing.

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Thousands more soldiers will be deployed in Europe and rotated through Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:50:43 +0000

Long-term military commitments in Europe will soon increase, President Joe Biden and defense officials announced Wednesday as part of the current NATO summit in Madrid, Spain.

According an information sheet Accompanying the announcement, the service will establish a permanent garrison in Poland, add more troops permanently stationed in Germany and Italy, commit a sustainable Rotating Brigade Combat Team to Romania, and aim to increase levels of rotating troops in countries. Baltics and Poland.

The move, part of a wider NATO troop increase in Eastern Europe, means the army will have at least four brigade combat teams in Europe at all times. – two rotating brigades, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Officials distinguished between Wednesday’s announcement, which established a new grassroots European presence, and ‘crisis’ troops currently in theater directly in response to Russia’s renewed invasion of Ukraine in February. .

“These posture decisions now make those crisis decisions and moves more enduring and more credible in combat,” Deputy Defense Secretary Celeste Wallander told a news conference.

Which army units will be in Europe now?

More than 1,000 soldiers and army civilians will now be permanently stationed in Europe as a result of the change, according to defense officials.

  • The V Corps Forward Command Post in Poznan, Poland, will move from a rotating staffing to a permanent assignment of 235 troops.
  • A new Polish garrison command with 35 soldiers and 100 civilians will join V Corps, as will a field support battalion totaling 41 soldiers and civilians.
  • Two brigade headquarters – for an air defense and an engineer brigade – will arise in Germany, with 116 and 126 soldiers respectively.
  • Two battalions will also be stationed in Germany – a combat support battalion headquarters with 66 soldiers and a short-range air defense battalion with 315 soldiers.
  • Italy will also get a short-range air defense battery with 63 soldiers who will report to the new SHORAD battalion in Germany.

In addition to permanent units, the service will fulfill additional rotational commitments totaling thousands of additional soldiers:

  • A brigade combat team of unknown type will rotate into Romania.
  • The service will “strengthen” the rotational forces in the Baltic countries.
  • The army will “seek to strengthen” rotational forces in Poland, which already has an Atlantic Resolve rotational division headquarters, an armored brigade, a combat aviation brigade and a group logistics work. Units report to V Corps.

The army is also replacing “crisis” units throughout the region.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters will remain in theatre.
  • The 101st Airborne Division replaces the headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division.
  • The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st replaces the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd.
  • The 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team relieves the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, which quickly deployed without notice this spring.
  • And the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division, whose Atlantic Resolve rotation was extended indefinitely when war broke out in Ukraine, is returning home. Army officials were unable to immediately answer whether they would be replaced by another armored brigade.

Davis Winkie is a senior reporter covering the military, specializing in accountability reports, personnel issues, and military justice. He joined Military Times in 2020. Davis studied history at Vanderbilt University and UNC-Chapel Hill, writing a master’s thesis on the influence of the Cold War-era Department of Defense. on Hollywood films of World War II.

Thailand is betting on a dramatic ‘boy love’ tourism boom Wed, 29 Jun 2022 04:16:16 +0000

Thailand has launched a campaign to attract international tourists, and particularly Japanese travellers, using the popularity of local productions of “boy love”, or BL dramas, as a draw card.

During the “Mini Thai Festival” held in Osaka in early June, two stalls were set up by video distributors in the “Thai BL” corner, attracting crowds of people away from street food stalls and an exhibition of the combat sport Muay Thai. The Tourism Authority of Thailand, or TAT, has distributed brochures about Thai BL.

Known in Thailand as “Y series” – a reference to Japanese “yaoi” fiction which features homoerotic relationships between male characters and inspired BL dramas – the productions were once viewed with prejudice but have been accepted due of their potential to function as a cultural export.

Fans gather outside a booth promoting Thai dramas “boys’ love” at the “Mini Thai Festival” in Osaka on June 5, 2022. (Kyodo)

“My heart races when I see these scenes of handsome actors falling in love with each other,” said Keiko Kobayashi, 58, who works in Osaka and met friends to drink Thai beer at the festival. .

She became a fan of the genre about a year ago. Because of the Thai BL dramas, “I started to learn more about Thailand, which previously didn’t interest me,” she said.

The Thai BL boom took off in Japan about two years ago through word of mouth, with major works creating buzz on social media. Maya Murai, 30, who works for the TAT Osaka branch, recognized the tourism potential and opened the office’s Thai BL Twitter account, which now has more than 20,000 followers.

She saw the opportunity to promote tours to Thailand after discovering that 80% of Japanese Thai BL fans had never been to the Southeast Asian country.

Fans take photos of billboards for Thai dramas “boys’ love” at a booth at the “Mini Thai Festival” in Osaka on June 5, 2022. (Kyodo)

Thailand lifted post-entry quarantine requirements and most other COVID-19 restrictions on travelers to the country from June.

When TAT’s Osaka office solicited eight participants for a trial tour, partially paid for by the office, to BL theater sites in Thailand in early June, slots were immediately taken – a limited but encouraging indication of the interest of Japanese tourists for a holiday structured around Thai BL.

Chanyuth Sawetsuwan, 51, the bureau chief, said the boom seen in Japan has also spread to other Asian countries and South America, prompting the Thai government to start positioning BL dramas in as strategic content to promote tourism.

Murai, who is also a fan of Thai BL, said, “I sometimes feel jealous of actresses when I watch love stories between men and women. But a lot of women are attracted to BL dramas because they can just supporting beautiful men.”

Chanyuth Sawetsuwan (R), head of the Osaka branch of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, with Maya Murai (L), who works for the office, have fun at the “Mini Thai Festival” in Osaka on June 5, 2022 .(Kyodo)

Indeed, the candid emotional subject matter and smiles seen in Thai BL dramas seem to have captured the hearts of many Japanese fans.

“In the 1980s, BL’s work was in Japan rather than Thailand,” said Rujirat Ishikawa, a 38-year-old Thai assistant professor at Aoyama Gakuin University who specializes in Japanese manga culture. Fan clubs for Japanese BL works were formed in Thailand in the 1990s.

But explicit sexual descriptions in self-published works became an issue leading to Thai government intervention, and BL became taboo in the early 2000s.

A staff member displays products related to the Thai drama “boys’ love” at the “Mini Thai Festival” in Osaka on June 5, 2022. (Kyodo)

A scene of two men kissing in a 2007 Thai film prompted a torrent of criticism, Ishikawa said. Around the same time, however, some people began to accept homosexuality more in Thai society. “Thai society has changed, paving the way for a series of Thai BL drama productions,” she said.

BL dramas feature scenes in which boys come out to family members or show similar acts of courage, giving viewers a sense of their internal struggles, Ishikawa said.

Thai BL dramas often end with happy endings, according to Ishikawa, creating “positive feelings to eliminate biased opinions against sexual minorities”.

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You’ll Never Walk Alone – Inside Jordan Larsson’s Celtic love affair with son Henrik available on free transfer Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:04:30 +0000

There would be few more popular free transfer signings at Celtic Park this summer than Jordan Larsson.

It was revealed yesterday that the son of club legend Henrik is leaving Spartak Moscow a year early – and is available on a free transfer.


Henrik Larsson with his son Jordan at ParkheadCredit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow
Jordan Larsson on the pitch during Henrik Larsson's Parkhead farewell game


Jordan Larsson on the pitch during Henrik Larsson’s Parkhead farewell gameCredit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow

The Hoops are already well served in the frontcourt with Kyogo Furuhashi and Giorgos Giakoumakis both claiming an oft-recognized attacking spot in Ange Postecoglou’s 4-3-3 form.

Daizen Maeda is another option to play in the middle although the Japanese star is often deployed on a flank.

So, is there room for another striker? Maybe.

If so, Sweden international Larsson would certainly be a nice addition.

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The 25-year-old has scored 22 goals in 72 appearances for the Muscovites – even though he netted just 5 during a loan spell at AIK Solna last season.

And the connection to Celtic is clear – although trying to make a name for himself without the shadow of his father would be difficult.

Born in Rotterdam when Larsson played with Feyenoord – Giovanni van Bronckhorst was a friend and team-mate – the Swede regularly brought his son to Parkhead to kick things off with other kids at end-of-season parties and games.

It clearly had an impact on the young Larsson, who said: “For me, Celtic will always have a special place in my heart.

“It’s not that I played there in that sense, but it was the first place I saw football when I was young and would go with my mum to see games when my dad was playing. .

“That’s where I have the greatest memories in my head.

“‘You’ll never walk alone’ when you have all the scarves before games and stuff, so of course that will always have a special place in my heart.

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“But at the same time, since my father is what he is at the club, I think for me personally, if I ever had the chance to play there, I would like to establish myself even more, to make a name before you do.. play there.

“But of course it’s tempting.”

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Marc Jacobs finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:38:47 +0000
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NEW YORK — Not every designer can successfully frame a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an inordinate flair for drama.

“We have art so as not to die of truth,” the German philosopher once said, a line Jacobs chose to emphasize in his program notes for Monday night’s parade in the Great Hall. entrance to the New York Public Library on Manhattan’s Fifth Street.

In case there was any doubt that Jacobs was referring to turbulent developments in the outside world, he also spoke of making and sharing his creative choices “in contrast to the continuing brutality and ugliness of a world beyond.” beyond our insulated but not impermeable walls”.

Jacobs’ show in the marble hall of the famous library took place exactly one year after his previous show in the same venue. This show, also held in the summer and not during Fashion Week, was the first in-person show since the pandemic shut things down for a few seasons, and was meant to send an emphatic message that New York was back. It would have been difficult at the time to imagine that a year later the pandemic would by no means be over.

But New York is buzzing nonetheless, and so is Jacobs’ track. Like last year, there was a futuristic touch to his designs, with oversized proportions, shiny materials, whimsical shapes and lots of color.

Models wearing white platform boots sported sparkly looks like a shimmering dress in cobalt blue with a matching scarf tied around the neck. This set and others were accompanied by elbow-length gloves. Oddly enough, there were high-end surgical scrubs, like a lavender ensemble with drawstring pants and those long gloves, seemingly ready for the operating room.

The bright blue or pink sweaters were huge and bulky, with giant sleeves slung around the waist or over the shoulders, bulky enough to hide another human. Puffy clothes quickly gave way to more stripped-back ensembles like a long pink skirt with a tiny sequin bikini top.

A striking look was a metallic tunic that resembled chain mail, paired with elbow-length black gloves and a neckerchief of the same material. Then came the fanciest stuff: long green or purple skirts with shiny oversized puff sleeves and a dramatic, puffy dress in neon green.

Jacobs was clearly having fun with materials and shapes, and indeed he listed them in his show notes. Next to a column titled “Humans” (that would be the models, a list that included sisters Hadid, Bella and Gigi), he revealed his materials – canvas, denim, foil, glass, leather, paint, paper, plaster (!), plastic, rubber and vinyl. Shapes included bikinis, blazers, cardigans, cargo pants — and scrubs, among others.

The dominant theme seemed to be expressed in the show’s title: “Choice”, and even more so, creativity. “My feeling is unwavering,” the designer wrote. “Creativity is essential to life.”

]]> Live updates on the aftermath of the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial: reactions to the verdict, Heard’s interview and book, appeal… Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:26:42 +0000

Heard’s emotions on the witness stand don’t mean she was lying, experts say

The way Amber Heard behaved on the witness stand shouldn’t necessarily be taken as proof that she was lyingthe experts said Initiated.

Last week, a Depp v Heard jury member told Good Morning America that the Aquaman star “didn’t look believable” in court, explaining, “It looked like she was able to activate her emotions. She was answering a question and she was crying and two seconds later she was freezing. It didn’t seem natural.

However, Dr. Kate Porterfield of Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma says such sudden emotional shifts can occur when survivors talk about traumatic experiences, as they first become agitated and then seek to calm down. .

“So the person can then appear flat, detached and disconnected,” said Porterfield. “All of this is difficult for juries to understand because it seems counter-intuitive that a person could look flat or maybe even bored.”

Dr Jim Hopper of Harvard Medical School said it was ‘only human’ for jurors to be swayed by the outward emotions of witnesses, but added: ‘The question is what knowledge base do you have? […] If it was someone who was traumatized, then are you able to empathize with someone who might express that trauma in different ways?”

🚓 Hit and Run Delay + Deshaun Hearing + Machine Gun Kelly Movie Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:59:36 +0000

Happy Monday, Cleveland. We are one week away from Independence Day and all the fun that comes with celebrating our nation’s birthday. Until then, let’s catch up on the news.

  • Cleveland police have another problem that needs to be fixed.
  • Deshaun Watson’s NFL disciplinary hearing begins Tuesday
  • Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio

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Cleveland police dispatch took half an hour to dispatch officers to girl’s fatal hit-and-run

Apolina Asumani

1) When a getaway driver killed 5-year-old Apolina Asumani in April, Cleveland police officers arrived on West 50th Street only 33 minutes after someone called for help. An ambulance arrived just five minutes after the girl was shot. Why? A Fox 8 I-Team report reveals what happened:

  • A dispatcher could not find an available patrol car to respond. Two nearby patrol cars were on cases at a local hospital. Others were at a domestic violence call, a burglary and a fire. Still others were working on a traffic hazard, illegal dumps and foot patrols.
  • An internal police review found that dispatchers miscoded the call and should have taken more action to redirect officers to the scene of the hit-and-run.

Learn more in the Fox 8 I-Team report

2) Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing for violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy will begin on Tuesday. Sources told the Wall St. Journal that the league wants to impose an indefinite suspension on Watson, citing five of 24 cases with overwhelming evidence against him. He should seek reinstatement. The players’ union is ready to fight any extended suspension, citing past instances of lenient discipline for misbehaving owners. and Wall St. Journal

  • Related: If the Cleveland Browns lose Deshaun Watson for most or all of a season, the quarterback won’t rack up a full season of play. Sports Illustrated says that means the Browns will have a massive cap advantage. salary compared to other teams in 2023 and will be able to recruit more high-level free agents in a quest for a Super Bowl. (

3) Have you ever wondered which companies operate the best workplaces in Northeast Ohio? The good people of the Plain Dealer have, so they made a list. Among the big places to work, the top three are Charles Schwab, Union Home Mortgage, and Progressive Insurance. Among the mid-sized companies, we have Fund That Flip, NRP Group and Liberty Home Mortgage. And for smaller workplaces, the top three are Tendon Manufacturing, McDowell Home Real Estate Services, and MAGNET.

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Life in Pink will appear on Hulu this summer.

4) Hulu has released the trailer for a documentary that details the rise of Cleveland-born and raised Machine Gun Kelly, aka Colson Baker, now an internationally renowned rocker-rapper and lover of actress Megan Fox. The documentary, titled Machine Gun Kelly’s Life in Pink, delves into his childhood, the neighborhood he grew up in at 112th Street and Dove Avenue, and his relationship with his father.

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5) A man convicted of shooting a Cleveland police officer to death in 2000 has received a stay of execution from Gov. Mike DeWine. Scheduled to die in October, DeWine’s Friday reprieve pushed Quisi Bryan’s execution date to Jan. 7, 2026. Bryan is also serving time for four sexual assaults. Bryan shot Officer Wayne Leon in the face during a traffic stop.

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5 titles you must see

  • Cleveland abortion clinic says 90% of patients refused after Ohio law went into effect (News 5 Cleveland WEWS)
  • Day 3 of ongoing women’s rights protests in Cleveland (News 5 Cleveland WEWS)
  • Cleveland police are looking for a woman in danger (Fox 8 News)
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  • Grafton Nunes leaves behind a stronger Cleveland Institute of Art after 12 years as president (

3 things to do

  • The Chicks & Patty Griffin perform at Blossom Music Center on Monday, June 27. They are promoting their new album, Gaslighter. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. More info
  • The Cleveland Guardians host the Minnesota Twins for five games this week at Progressive Field, beginning Monday evening, June 27 at 7:10 p.m. Beach Towel Day is Thursday, June 30 at 1:10 p.m. The first 10,000 arriving fans will receive a beach towel. More information
  • Lilieae and MOOKY take the stage for a free show Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m. at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Union Home Mortgage Plaza. Lilieae is a rock band from Cleveland with an alternative side. MOOKY is a singer-songwriter who mixes hip-hop and alternative rock. More information

Social Ratings

  • Cleveland Guardians are proud to make the stadium “a safe space for love, inclusion and acceptance. Thank you for joining us today @plexuslgbt and those who made Pride Night 2022 so special for all of us!” (Cleveland Guardians via Instagram)
  • Cleveland City Dogs wants to give special thanks and thanks to a special young lady who gave a special treat to the dogs in the kennel on Friday! Annabelle and her family generously provided over 180 homemade baked and frozen dog treats for our puppies.” (City Dogs Cleveland via Facebook)
  • Cort is horny…for friends: A guy who calls himself “Cort Lubland” made a goofy poster and posted it around Ohio City looking for friends, prompting a robust exchange on Reddit about the merits of his quest for friendship. (r/Cleveland)

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Spy x Family closing theme and how it explains Anya’s story Sun, 26 Jun 2022 21:14:06 +0000

The Spring 2022 Hit Anime Spy x Family hooked fans for many reasons. Not only is the story of a makeshift family between a spy, an assassin, and an esper entertaining, but the anime features both a catchy opening and ending. The opening song, “Mixed Nuts” by Official Hige Dandism, is fast-paced and features piano, drums and guitar. The jazzy feel of the song mimics the intense nature of the show.

The ending song “Comedy,” written by Gen Hoshino, is softer in comparison, and the instruments sound noticeably less intense. This accompanies the relaxed nature of the final video which shows Anya going through life with her family. Looking closer at the lyrics, the song reveals Anya’s true feelings and love for Yor and Loid.

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Spy x Family Ending Theme: Verse 1

fight against each other

‘Til almost everything was in ruins

On this mischievous planet

I’ve been a stranger since the day I was born

My tears have dried up

The place I return to is in my dreams

Spy x FamilyThe closing theme begins with Anya’s memories of the orphanage. Franky said she was adopted and returned four different times, while Anya was also transferred from two orphanages. So far, the anime hasn’t revealed much about Anya’s past, her birth parents, or how she ended up in the orphanage, but a few flashbacks show her in a lab.

Anya hates studying and her flashbacks reveal that scientists had special study periods. Perhaps this study meant times when she had to train her telepathic powers. When Anya cried, the scientists told her that she “didn’t have time for tears.” In the fifth line of the song, Anya cried so much that she ran out of tears. She always felt like an outsider because of her powers and kept them a secret out of fear.

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Verse 2

I met you where I left

You with all your secrets

pretend to be normal

I had given up looking for a place where I belong

Only to find out I had to make one for myself all along

The second verse refers to when Anya met Loid and he adopted her. When they first met, Anya read Loid’s mind and realized he was a spy. Upon learning this secret, she made sure he would adopt her because of the excitement of having a spy for a father.

Although Anya is aware of Loid and Yor’s true identities, she loves her family, even when they make up bad lies to explain their strange behaviors. The last line of the verse explains that with her new family, though it may be wrong for Loid’s mission, Anya has finally found a sense of belonging. Her parents accept her as she is despite the trouble she can cause them.

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We made a deal that day

thicker than blood

A heart-to-heart pact

The pre-chorus is a short phrase that references the new Forger family. When Anya was adopted, she officially became Anya Forger. For her, being accepted into a family was much thicker than blood. With how many times she had been adopted and sent away, she had lost hope, as mentioned in the first verse, that she would ever find a place where she belonged.

Loid finally broke that cycle. Although he only adopted it for his mission, various authorities in Spy x Family show how much he cares for her. He played with his game and rented a castle to encourage him to go to school. Yor treats Anya like his own daughter and defends her at the grocery store when thugs try to take her.

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Shall we hold hands and go home?

What should we eat tonight?

“Here’s what happened today”

That’s what I wanted to talk to you about

Every day is

A comedy with you

Dancing on a squeaky bed

roll around laughing

We will continue our ridiculous daily

The choir of Spy x FamilyThe closing theme of sums up how Anya sees her life with Loid and Yor. Every day with the spy and the assassin is a comedy for her. She wants to hold their hand, tell them about her day and laugh together while jumping on the bed. These lines are reflected in the ending sequence, where Anya dances with her parents as they go about their day before finally tucking her in for bed.

The last line of “we’ll continue our ridiculous daily lives” says that while the Forger family may not be perfect, they’re always there for each other. Anya loves her parents and the life they created together.

The ending theme lyrics help reveal Anya’s love for her family. It’s also a reflection of herself and how lonely she felt before she met them. The sad lines of loneliness and isolation eventually turn into joy and excitement. The ending song helps showcase “family” and what it means to be one from Anya’s perspective.