March 15, 2004 On the Move

first_imgMarch 15, 2004 On the Move March 15, 2004 Regular News Page & Eichenblatt, P.A., has moved its offices tothe historic Beardall Houseat 214 East Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL 32801, phone: (407) 386-1900, fax number: (407) 386-1901. Gregory M. Palmer has become a partner of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Miami. He concentrates in commercial and general aviation litigation, as well as employer liability law. A. Courtney Cox has become associated with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Tampa. She concentrates in premise liability and products liability matters. Cari Roth has become a shareholder of Bryant Miller & Olive, P.A., in Tallahassee, where she will head the firm’s land use and legislative practice. She previously served as general counsel and assistant secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Frank Massabki has joined Zuckerman Spaeder in Miami. He focuses in complex civil and criminal litigation in federal and state court. Michael S. Orfinger, formerly of Smith, Hood, Perkins, Loucks, Stout and Orfinger, P.A., has become a shareholder of Upchurch Watson White & Max in Daytona Beach. He concentrates on mediating commercial litigation, real estate litigation, insurance defense, and insurance coverage disputes. Edward M. Whelan, formerly of Haynsworth, Marion, McKay, & Guerard in Charleston, S.C.,has become a partner of McGuireWoods in Jacksonville. He focuses his practice on construction-related matters. Offices are located at 50 N. Laura St. Cary P. Sabol has become associated with the law firm of William H. Pincus, Attorney at Law. He focuses primarily on business litigation. Gregory S. Glasser, Gary Khutorsky, Kari Katzman Jacobson, and C. Andrew Tharp have become shareholders with Stephens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman & Puya, P.A., and Lynn L. Audie has become a partner with the firm. Glasser, Khutorsky, and Audie are in the Miami office; Jacobson is in the Tampa office; and Tharp is in the Ft. Lauderdale office. The firm concentrates on the defense of professional liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, products liability, general liability, and insurance coverage matters. Larry Benton “Ben” Alexander, Jr., has become associated with Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach. He joined the firm’s real estate and mortgage financing practice group. Michael Work has merged his practice with Bratter Krieger in Miami Beach, and has become the managing attorney of the firm. The firm represents foreign professionals in matters of immigration, real estate, and corporate law.The Law Offices of Robert Kravitz, P.A., announces that Genilde Guerra has become a partner of the firm and the name has changed to Law Offices of Kravitz & Guerra P.A. The firm concentrates in immigration, international law, business transactions, and real estate. Phone: (305) 539-0003. Barbara Kissner has joined Rosenthal & Weissman, P.A., in Port St. Lucie. She concentrates her practice in representing claimants in workers’ compensation law. Allison K. Hift and Guy M. Shir have become shareholders with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Hift represents developers, wireless and other telecommunications providers, local governments, and corporate clients on their telecommunications strategies. She practices in the firm’s Miami and Ft. Lauderdale offices. Shir is a litigation attorney, in the West Palm Beach office, who focuses on contract disputes, commercial and residential leases, representing both community associations and individuals in covenant enforcement actions, collections and foreclosures, and general commercial litigation. Collin J. Hite, formerly assistant attorney general at the Office of the Attorney General in both Virginia and Florida , has become partner of McGuireWoods in Richmond. He focuses his practice on class actions and toxic torts. Offices are located at One James Center, 901 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA, 23219. Joseph G. Foster has joined the litigation department of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Naples. Harvey E.Oyer III has become a shareholder of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach. Oyer concentrates in real estate and land use law. Judith A. Garabo has become an associate with Roth, Powell, Pearson & Hosley, P.A. in Winter Park. Carlos A. Kelly has become a stockholder of Henderson Franklin in Fort Myers. Kelly concentrates in real property disputes, business torts, construction claims, creditors’ rights, and contract-based disputes. William T. Bonner has become associated with The Yerrid Law Firm with offices at 101 East Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 3910, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 222-8222, fax: (813) 222-8224. Jeffrey M. Bell, Douglas B. Melamed, formerly of Ritter Chusid Bivona and Cohen, and P. Jeffery Stubbs, formerly of Hawkins & Parnell, announce the new office of Bell, Melamed & Stubbs, with offices at 1451 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Ft. Lauderdale, 33309, phone (954) 489-2732, fax (954) 489-2733. The firm concentrates in insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, products liability, premises liability, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and general civil defense. Michelle R. Rencoret has become partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando. She is a commercial real estate attorney that concentrates in matters of real estate acquisition, development, finance, and leasing. Robert K. Lincoln, a former assistant professor of urban planning at Michigan State University, has become associated with Levin, Tannenbaum, Wolff, Band, Gates & Pugh. He concentrates in land use permitting and litigation, and administrative law. Offices are located at 1680 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 102, Sarasota, 34236, phone (941) 316-0111. Charles W. McBurney, Jr., announces the opening of his law office located at 6320 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 11, Jacksonville, 32217, phone (904) 731-0002. His practice focuses on business law, commercial litigation and collections, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. Craig W. Sohn has joined the trust and estate department of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Naples.The Law Offices of Richard N. Friedman has moved to 8925 SW 148 th S t., Ste. 200, Miami, 33176, phone (305) 666-2747, fax (305) 666-2748. Paul J. Nicoletti has become a shareholder of Moyle, Flanigan, Katz, Raymond & Sheehan, P.A. He concentrates in local government, land use, real estate, corporate transactions, estate planning, and probate administration matters. Offices are located at 625 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, 33401, phone (561) 659-7500, fax (561) 659-1789. J. Patrick Buckley and Michael A. Pohl have become partners of Cottrell, Warchol, Merchant & Rollings and the name of the firm has changed to Warchol, Merchant, Rollings, Buckley & Pohl. The firm practices in matters of real property and land use law, title insurance and closings, construction law, estate planning, probate, governmental law, corporate and business law, insurance law, Internet law, intellectual property law, personal injury, and civil litigation. Shawna M. Mucario has become associated with Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A., in Tampa. She joined the firm’s commercial and civil litigation department. Offices are located at Wachovia Bank Building, 980 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg, 33743, phone (727) 381-2300, fax (727) 343-4059. T he offices of Stovash, Case, & Tingley, P.A., has moved to the SunTrust Center, 200 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 1220, Orlando, 32801, phone (407) 316-0393, fax (407) 316-8969. Diana K. Shumans has become associated with Moyle, Flanigan, Katz, Raymond & Sheehan, P.A., in Tallahassee. She concentrates in labor and employment law, civil litigation, and administrative law. Offices are located at The Perkins House, 118 N. Gadsden St., 32301, phone (850) 681-3828, fax (850) 681-8788.last_img read more

Where do the Labour Party Candidates for Leader Stand on Family Issues?

first_imgWith all the focus on the candidates for the new leader of the Labour Party, we thought it would be interesting to do a quick analysis of their voting record on important family issues. The analysis is below. By clicking on the image, you can download the PDF which allows you to click through to the explanations of all the issues. Most of this info is from our website’s a couple of things we note:1. There is not much difference between the candidates i.e. no stand-out performer for family issues. In fact, their voting records are quite concerning.2. Shane Jones entered Parliament in 2005, Grant Robertson in 2008, whereas David Cunliffe has been there since 19993. Shane Jones seems to be absent a few times!4. David Cunliffe’s voting record on the drinking age and street prostitution seems inconsistent5. On the issue of euthanasia, Shane Jones has recently made some positive comments compared to the other candidates, but on the issue of abortion, the comments of all the candidates cause great concern. (Hat-Tip to Brendan Malone from LifeNet for this info)                                               click on image to download PDFlast_img read more

30 simply perfect ways to make your spouse feel like a million bucks

first_imgLifestyleRelationships 30 simply perfect ways to make your spouse feel like a million bucks by: – February 9, 2015 284 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share What have you done today to make your spouse feel loved? If your idea of romance involves an elaborate getaway, big bouquets of flowers and pricey jewelry, you might miss out on everyday opportunities to make your spouse feel loved. Romance doesn’t have to involve some big, overblown drama. In everyday life, it’s the small things that mean the difference between feeling loved and feeling neglected.Your spouse needs to feel your support on a daily basis, not only on your anniversary and Valentine’s Day. Making your spouse feel worthwhile is something you can fit in every day with only a few minutes and little to no money. It may take some creativity, but simple acts of service go a long way toward making your marriage spectacular.In an effort to give you inspiration, here are 30 simple ways to make your spouse feel like a million bucks today. No elaborate scheming required.Give him kisses as often as possible.Hold hands walking into the store.Snuggle on the couch while you watch TV.Send her a sweet text message in the middle of the day.Leave an “I love you” written in the steam on the mirror during his shower.Make her favorite meal as a surprise.Ask him how his day was, then really listen to the answer.Brag about him in front of your friends.Leave a love note on his pillow.Take a walk together after dinner.Wake her with a kiss in the morning.Throw his towel in the dryer to warm up during his shower.Flirt with him in front of the kids.Turn on your song and slow dance.Get a little more dressed up than usual to catch her eye.Give a 30-second hug when he walks in the door.Let her sleep in one morning.Take on a chore he usually does.Plan an at-home date for after the kids go to bed.Surprise her with a sweet treat from the store.Take a sincere interest in his favorite hobby.Offer a genuine compliment.Watch the kids so she can go out with the girls.Don’t complain about his family.Show your trust by not nagging, whining, or micromanaging.Catch her eye and smile at her across a room.Give him a foot or hand massage.Read her favorite book so you can discuss it.Bring up cute stories from your dating and newly married past.Never leave without saying, “I love you.”It’s so simple to show your spouse how much you care, but it’s also so easy to let the business of life get in the way of your marriage. As a spouse, you hold all the secrets about your partner — his fears, his failures and his insecurities. From that privileged place, you also hold the power to either lift him up or tear him down. Both husband and wife share a responsibility to bring out the best in each other. You can do that with just a few perfectly simple acts each day.last_img read more

Defending Champion, Germany Out of World Cup

first_imgThe defining moments started deep into the injury time when Kim Young-gwon’s 92nd-minute goal, awarded after a video assistant referee decision, left four-time winner Germany on the brink of elimination.Then six minutes into stoppage time, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the opponents’ half, South Korea gained control of the ball, launched it forward and Son Heung-min tapped into an empty net to score the second and seal Germany’s fate.It is the first time since 1938 that a Germany or West Germany side has not advanced beyond the first section of the tournament, as Joachim Low’s side finish bottom of Group F.The defeat followed their opening loss against Mexico, while it took a dramatic late winner from Toni Kroos to earn them their only points of the group stage against eventual group winners Sweden.Manager Low, who led Germany to World Cup glory four years ago, will face strong questions over his selections both before and during this tournament.He left Manchester City forward Leroy Sane out of his squad, despite the 22-year-old playing a major role in helping City win the Premier League title, while Mario Gotze, who scored the winner in the 2014 final against Argentina, also missed out.Against South Korea, Low made five changes, including recalling Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and dropping Thomas Muller, although the Gunners’ midfielder could not inspire his side to victory.Low has been in charge of Germany since 2006, taking them to the final of the 2008 European Championships where they lost to Spain and then that subsequent World Cup glory.Later in the evening in Rubin Kazan, goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva meant Brazil booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup as Group E winners, knocking Serbia out in the process.Brazil started the brighter of the two teams in the opening exchanges, although it wouldn’t be until the 25th minute when Vladimir Stojkovic was forced into the first meaningful save of the game, palming away Neymar’s effort from a narrow angle – that appeared to be heading wide -after some intricate build-up play.Chances fell for both nations in the ten minutes that followed, before the Selecao took a deserved lead just after the half hour mark. Spotting the deep run from Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho matched the burst forward with an exquisite pass, giving his Barcelona teammate the simple task of dinking the ball over Stojkovic to break the deadlock.Their were chances for Felipe Luis and several for Neymar to add some gloss to the scoreline late on for Brazil, although it would only be the two on the night, who confirmed a last 16 tie against Group F runners up Mexico on Monday.RESULTSMexico 0-3 SwedenS’Korea 2-0 GermanySerbia 0-2 BrazilSwitzerland 2-2 C’RicaTONIGHT FIXTURESJapan Vs Poland 3pmSenegal Vs Colombia 3pmEngland Vs Belgium 7pmPanama Vs Tunisia 7pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Brazil hit second round in styleDefending champions Germany tuesday afternoon became the first football super power to be eliminated from the on World Cup finals in Russia.The German team lost 2-0 to South Korea in a match they needed to win at the Rubin Kazan stadium in Russia.While South Korea became the first Asian nation to beat Germany, it is note worthy that German team became the third straight reigning champion to be knocked out in the group stage at the next World Cup — following Italy and Spain after it was beaten 2-0 by South Korea in Group F.last_img read more

Hughes leads Wisconsin in rout

first_imgAndy King/Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS ? Playing in a place called ?The Barn,? the Wisconsin men?s basketball team took Minnesota out back and gave the Gophers an old-fashioned country beating.From the opening tip, the Badgers never trailed in Sunday?s game.Three Badgers scored double figures, and the UW defense held the opposition to less than 50 points for the second consecutive game as Wisconsin won 63-47.The victory moved Wisconsin (18-3, 8-1 Big Ten) back into a tie with Purdue for first place in the conference standings and was the Badgers? 12th win in their last 13 games against the Gophers.The win also washed the sour taste from the loss their last time on the road out of the Badgers? mouths.?We realized our last road game we didn?t play that well and I think we wanted to come out and really play well, try to give a statement a little bit,? forward Brian Butch said.Minnesota, (13-7, 3-5) on the other hand, never was able to get going offensively, finishing with 36 percent shooting.?We hit some shots, so we gained a little confidence,? UW head coach Bo Ryan said. ?They didn?t, so do you lose a little confidence? I don?t know, I can?t speak for other teams. But I know that definitely helped us to hit some shots early.?The Badgers jumped on the Gophers early, converting on 11 of their first 14 field goals over the first 11 minutes to run out to a 19-point lead at 29-10.?Do you want to have a start like that? Sure you do,? Ryan said. ?I?d like to have a start like that, a middle like that and an finish like that.?What the Badgers did during the start of the game was manufacture baskets their own way by probing the defense for good looks, passing to the open player and not forcing things offensively.?We just did what we normally do,? forward Brian Butch said. ?We moved the ball, looked for the extra players and we found the open guy. I think if you looked up the first 10 minutes or so, I think there were a bunch of guys that got off.?Marcus Landry got the run started with seven quick points on three looks in the lane and a free throw. After Landry did his part, his teammates took over.Five different Badgers scored in that stretch, led by Trevon Hughes? 11 points, which included a breakaway dunk off one of his season-high six steals. Brian Butch scored five, and Michael Flowers had three. Guard Jason Bohannon broke out of his recent shooting slump to drain a 3-pointer that capped the run and came off one of Joe Krabbenhoft?s three early assists. Krabbenhoft would finish with a game-high five assists for the game.?It was like (everybody had) seven to five (points) and everybody had enough,? Butch said.While Wisconsin finished the first half with a scorching 1.37 points per possession, the Badgers? defense forced Minnesota into some tough looks.?The defense is what gets [runs] started,? Hughes said. ?If the shots aren?t falling down, you can always go back and play good defense. ? Play good defense, and you get results out of that.?Just like they did their last time out, the Badgers built a 20-point lead in the second half thanks to scrappy defense and solid rebounding. This time, however, there was no Eric Gordon to shoot the opposition back into the game, and Wisconsin ran away with a win in hostile territory.?Indiana game, same thing,? Butch said. ?We had a big lead and let it slip a little too much. We just keep on playing hard and keep trying to do the right things.?On its way to a relatively easy double-digit win, the only tense moments down the stretch for Wisconsin came when Flowers appeared to injure his elbow going after a loose ball. The guard left the game clutching his right arm close to his body and looked to be in pain as the UW training staff worked on him on the sideline.After a few minutes on the bench, Flowers returned looking no worse for the wear.last_img read more

West, Woodley shine as unheralded offensive tandem for Northwestern State

first_imgJalan West and Zeek Woodley are accustomed to coming as a package.On the Louisiana Roundballers AAU team in high school. As the 1-2 punch for Northwestern State. Even as the top two in the video game ranks on the team, according to West.“We’re just like one of a kind,” Woodley said. “We’re like the same people.”Despite the differences in height, age and position, West and Woodley’s chemistry off the court lends itself to success on it.The junior point guard West leads the country with 7.6 assists per game, and the sophomore forward Woodley is third in the nation with 22.3 points per contest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWest, who averages 17.4 points per game as well, considers himself the distributor while Woodley handles more of the scoring, but head coach Mike McConathy said their roles are interchangeable. Regardless of which title each assumes, though, West and Woodley are spearheading the Demons’ (7-7, 2-1 Southland) push to keep pace with conference powerhouse Stephen F. Austin while ranking among the nation’s elite in their respective statistical categories.“They could’ve played anywhere in the country,” McConathy said. “They are two of the best players that I’ve ever been fortunate enough to coach that compliment each other, but also compliment all the players around them on the team.”When Woodley first came to Northwestern State, it was the then-sophomore West who took him under his wing since the seniors didn’t, Woodley said.The two had known each other for a couple years, both coming from local Louisiana high schools, and they combined for more than 33 points and almost nine rebounds per game in their first year as a collegiate 1-2 combo.This year, though, they’ve taken those numbers to another level yet still don’t get much recognition on the national spectrum. McConathy even said the duo’s defensive prowess, specifically Woodley’s ability to hard-hitch a ball screen and West’s to keep a ball-handler in front of him, are traits of theirs that go relatively unnoticed.“Being under the radar is good when we play the high major teams because they can’t prepare for us,” West said. “During the game they’re trying to find a way to stop us but by the time (they do), it’d be too late.”In the Demons’ most recent game against conference foe Incarnate Word, West and Woodley combined for 61 points on over 56 percent shooting from the field in a 103-101 win.It’s that offensive output that McConathy has become used to, almost to the point where he doesn’t even have to diagram a set play when in need of a score.“It’s not a deal where they’re just dribbling around for 10 seconds trying to figure out what they’re going to do,” McConathy said. “I think that they’re great at taking what our offense gives them to just go create and make buckets.”The two will play one-on-one in the gym alone, joke around about anything and just “hang out.” Most of the time, though, they just play NBA 2K15 and NBA Live. Woodley says he wins all the time. West says Woodley “doesn’t suck,” but confidently put himself first in the rankings ahead of him.And whether it’s in a video game setting or a real-life one, competition and cohesion are abundant with the pair whose roots are now paying major dividends on the hardwood.“Once you get chemistry with a player, it grows,” West said. “They can be unstoppable and a dynamic force. That’s what me and Zeek got going on right now.” Comments Published on January 13, 2015 at 12:07 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thornton professor gives school $7 million donation

first_imgThornton School of Music violin professor Alice Schoenfeld donated $7 million to the school on Friday to establish the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Endowed Scholarship Fund for Strings Students, a scholarship to support violin and cello students.Schoenfeld also gave a $3 million endowment in October 2012 to name and renovate the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall, the school’s symphonic rehearsal space. The facility was renovated during the summer of 2012, adding an updated sounding system and audio and video recording capabilities.Sweet melodies · The $7 million donation from Thornton School of Music professor Alice Schoenfeld will establish a scholarship fund. Schoenfeld donated $3 million to Thornton in October. — Courtesy of USC NewsSchoenfeld’s total donation of $10 million is the largest gift ever given by a long-standing faculty member. Schoenfeld’s contribution is also the largest gift to date for Thornton’s $75 million fundraising initiative, which kicked off Friday. The initiative is part of the Campaign for the University of Southern California, a $6 billion fundraising effort.Schoenfeld has taught violin instruction and performance for more than 50 years at USC and currently holds the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Endowed Chair in String Instruction.The scholarship fund is named in honor of Shoenfeld’s sister, Eleonore, a cello professor at the Thornton School who died in 2007. The two sisters, known as the Schoenfeld Duo, toured internationally for decades. Schoenfeld made her debut at age 10 with the Berlin Philharmonic.Before her death in 2007, Eleanore Schoenfeld was a professor at Thornton and the holder of the Gregor Piatigorsky Chair in Violoncello.The $10 million donation is the second-largest gift Thornton has ever received, second to philanthropist Flora Thornton’s $25 million gift to name the school in 1999.Schoenfeld hopes her donation will encourage future generations of musicians to strive for excellence and to really commit to their craft.“True excellence in performance requires long hours, and the more support students can receive, the more they will be able to excel,” Schoenfeld said to USC News. “Performance and competition opportunities around the globe are invaluable in honing their craft and teaching them about the demands of a professional life.”last_img read more

Fall movie lineup guarantees wide range of genres

first_imgAfter a summer filled with laughs (Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck), tears (Inside Out), screams of terror (Jurassic World) and flops (Terminator Genisys), this fall’s new releases are about to hit the screen. Though films with darker content are typically released in the fall, there are also several new films that will provide some great laughs. Here is an introduction to the top 10 most promising films for the fall.1. Black Mass (Sept. 18)Johnny Depp, who is either a master of disguise or equipped with an excellent make-up team, is riveting yet terrifying in the released previews for Black Mass. Depp portrays real-life American gangster Whitey Bulger, who became an FBI informant working out of South Boston. With strong supporting casting — Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson and Kevin Bacon — this rattling film is sure to be a dramatic shift from Depp’s recent trend of box office and critical misses.2. Everest (Sept. 18)Based on the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, which killed eight climbers and left several others stranded, this dramatic film promises plot twists and a big climax. The main focus of the film will be the survival attempts of the two exhibition groups who climbed the mountain during those fateful days, one led by Scott Fisher (Jake Gyllenhall) and the other led by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke).3. The Intern (Sept. 25)After playing stunning characters in the woeful world of Les Misérables and the not so hopeful future of Interstellar, Anne Hathaway steps into a more uplifting setting. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, this charming, comedic film stars Hathaway, Nat Wolff, Adam DeVine and Robert De Niro. Jules Ostin, portrayed by Hathaway, is the founder and CEO of a fashion e-commerce company: a little neurotic, incredibly stressed and overworked. Though the woman struggling to juggle it all is a cliché seen many times on screen, the film looks to be made a little more interesting with the addition of Ben Whittaker, played by De Niro, a senior who will intern at Ostin’s youthful firm through a community outreach program. Throughout the film, it is Whittaker who will help Ostin open herself up to the world.4. Steve Jobs (Oct. 9)Due to overwhelmingly negative reviews of Jobs, the 2013 biopic featuring Ashton Kutcher, from viewers and former Apple employees, it was a surprise that a new cinematic attempt at piecing together the complicated life of Apple’s cofounder followed so soon. For the majority of 2014, the bulk of press about the upcoming second-attempt biopic were the changes in directors and cast. This was coupled with a major studio change, from Sony to Universal Pictures. Out of all that drama comes a picture directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender. This new biopic, in which audiences can catch a glimpse of Job’s overly analytical yet incredibly fascinating personality, appears much more promising than the 2013 version.5. Goosebumps (Oct. 16)After a long struggle to get it done, the Goosebumps movie is finally here, in what is clearly going to be the Halloween movie of the year. Early previews have shown that viewers should be prepared for lots of laughs, as Jack Black takes on the leading role as Goosebumps author R.L. Stine. Additionally, many adventures show Black and the children of the film, portrayed by Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush, chasing down the ghosts and monsters who have accidentally been released from the books and are wreaking havoc all over town.6. The Peanuts Movie (Nov. 6)To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the comic strip, a live action version is making its way to the big screen. The whole gang joins Charlie Brown as he tries to gather the courage to finally make a move on the Little Red-Haired Girl. This film looks to have no shortage of laughs as early previews of the film show Charlie trying as hard as he can to change for his object of affection, with hilariously disastrous results.7. By the Sea (Nov. 13)Subtract the mass shootouts against enemy firms and assassination attempts, yet keep the plot about a couple trying to keep their waning marriage alive, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith becomes the idyllic By the Sea. The film marks power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s reunion on the big screen. Though both Pitts produced the film, Jolie-Pitt also wrote and directed it. By the Sea hasn’t had a huge marketing campaign — some film stills have been released, but the majority of excitement has been raised by speculation from the fans. While Jolie-Pitt’s directorial skills received mixed reviews from Unbroken, By the Sea seems incredibly promising in its romantic plotline and choice of actors. Since on-screen chemistry was undeniable in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, there’s a chance this feat by the same actors can achieve the same appeal.8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (Nov. 20)In the much-anticipated last installment of the Hunger Games film series, Katniss and crew are ready to obliterate President Snow and end the Games. The frenzy from fans about the final film has reached skyrocketing heights, but the main concern is whether the last installment will justify the hype. The decision to split the third book into two films has been mixed, with some critics claiming it unnecessary, especially since Mockingjay: Part 1 received average reviews and seemed to fall short of expectations.9. Victor Frankenstein (Nov. 25)After nearly two years of production and release delays, the Frankenstein movie has arrived. James McAvoy stars as the titular character, a young medical student, while Daniel Radcliffe plays Igor, who has been known as Victor’s assistant from previous Frankenstein horror films. The 2015 film is told from Igor’s perspective, and though no previews have been released thus far, expect a dark and profound performance from Radcliffe.10. The Good Dinosaur (Nov. 25)With smash hit Inside Out dominating the box office, Pixar is looking to continue the magic by doing something they have never done before — release two films in one year. Created by those who worked on Finding Nemo and Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur tells the tale of Arlo, a young Apatosaurus becomes lost after using his father, and on his way home befriends a Tarzan-esque little boy who he names Spot. The film looks very endearing with quintessential Pixar tearjerker moments. As Pixar has been relying on an overabundant amount of sequels for the past couple of years, The Good Dinosaur promises to take audiences on an original adventure.last_img read more

Wisconsin drops regular season finale at home

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s tennis team went into the weekend with the chance to match, if not exceed, its 3-9 conference record from a year ago, but matches against two top-50 teams proved to be the end of that goal.Riding a five-game losing streak going into the weekend, Wisconsin (7-12, 2-9 Big Ten) fell to No. 12 Northwestern (16-6, 10-1) and No. 43 Illinois (13-9, 6-5) to finish its regular season on a 7-game skid.Sunday marked the Badgers’ regular season finale at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison where UW looked to avenge a 5-2 loss to the Illini last season. Wisconsin has not beaten Illinois since 2011.Illinois struck first, taking the doubles point in two close matches by a combined 3 games. The No. 3 doubles pairing of Becca Bailey and Sydney Rider fell 8-7. The No. 1 pairing of Lauren Chypyha and Lauren Burich followed with an 8-6 loss leaving the No. 2 doubles match unfinished as the Fighting Illini clinched the point.Illinois jumped to a 2-0 lead when Jerricka Boone beat Bailey 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 6 singles matchup.Wisconsin picked up its first point of the match when Chypyha took down Allison Falkin 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles match, bringing the Badgers within one point of the Illini. With the win, Chyphyha improves to 25-9 overall in singles matches.Illinois and Wisconsin would trade points as the Illini would take the No. 4 singles point and the Badgers would pick up the No. 2 singles point bringing the match to 3-2 mark.The No. 3 singles match proved to be the decisive one as Melissa Kopinski would take down Burich 6-3, 6-1 to give Illinois a 4-2 lead and secure the win over Wisconsin.The Illini would take the No. 4 singles point to bring the final to 5-2, handing the Badgers their seventh-straight loss.In its first match of the weekend, Wisconsin faced a No. 12 Northwestern team that it has taken only two points from in regular season matches since 2004.The Wildcats came to Madison with the No. 34, Veronica Corning, and No. 40, Belinda Niu, ranked singles players and No. 29th –ranked doubles team.Northwestern quickly took the doubles point with 8-3 and 8-2 wins in the No. 1 and No. 3 matchups respectively to take an early 1-0 lead.The Wildcats took the No. 6 singles point first as Nida Hamilton took care of Bailey 6-1, 6-2.Northwestern took the No. 4 singles point next and followed up with a win in the No. 3 matchup to clinch the victory for the away squad.In the No. 1 singles match, Wisconsin’s Chypyha put an early scare into No. 34-ranked Corning taking the first set 4-6. Corning would respond, though, taking the next two sets both by a score of 6-3.Wisconsin would fail to take a match from Northwestern, giving the Wildcats a 7-0 win over the Badgers for the second year in a row.With the regular season slate over, Wisconsin will travel to Evanston, Ill., for the Big Ten Tournament where it will take on No. 6 Minnesota. The Golden Gophers lost a three-way tiebreaker with Illinois and Indiana to take the sixth seed.In the only meeting between the two teams, Minnesota came away with a 4-3 win on its home court.  The Golden Gophers come into the conference tournament on a two-game losing skid.Wisconsin will face off with Minnesota Thursday at 2 p.m. The winner will take on No. 3 seed Ohio State. The Badgers fell to the Buckeyes 6-1 in the regular season.last_img read more

Football: Wisconsin receives No. 8 in first College Football Playoff rankings

first_imgWisconsin helped build its top 10 case after defeating current-No. 10 University of Nebraska last Saturday in a 23-17 overtime thriller at Camp Randall Stadium.Prior to Tuesday night’s verdict, the Badgers were also ranked as the eighth-best team in the country by the AP Poll. While the Badgers didn’t budge in the new CFP poll, this wasn’t the case for most teams.Football: Wisconsin survives Halloween scare from Nebraska in 23-17 overtime winThe last two times Nebraska visited Camp Randall Stadium, the University of Wisconsin football team imposed its will in the Read…The committee delivered its first top 25 poll of the 2016-17 season  ruling the current four playoff contenders as No. 1 University of Alabama, No. 2 University of Michigan, No. 3 Clemson University and No. 4 Texas A&M University.Undefeated and AP No. 4 University of Washington was the lone team from the AP’s top four that did not align with the playoff committee’s original cut Tuesday night. This may come as a surprise to some considering Texas A&M — the team that replaced the Huskies at No. 4 in the CFP poll — already suffered a 19-point loss to Alabama earlier this season.Football: Wisconsin survives Halloween scare from Nebraska in 23-17 overtime winThe last two times Nebraska visited Camp Randall Stadium, the University of Wisconsin football team imposed its will in the Read…Overall, the Big Ten fared well in the College Football Playoff rankings compared to the previous AP Poll evaluations. While the conference lacks any representation between the No. 13 and 25 spots in the new rankings, the Big Ten managed to land five teams inside of the top 12. The SEC was a close second as the only other conference to boast five teams inside of the top 15.With Michigan currently occupying the No. 2 spot and a one-loss Ohio State team looking in from the outside at No. 6, the Big Ten is in a prime position to make a third consecutive College Football Playoff appearance.As of now, it appears the winner of the Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) vs. Michigan (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) game is the team most likely to represent the conference in the 2016 playoff.While the possibility is hanging on by a thread of probability, Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) is still technically alive in the playoff race. For this to happen, they would not only need to win out, but they would also need some help from Nebraska.Football: Wisconsin feels the loss of its physical and emotion leaderJack Cichy will not step on the field again for the University of Wisconsin football team this season. A torn Read…If the Buckeyes can hand the Cornhuskers their second loss in Columbus this weekend, Wisconsin’s chances — though still slim — would increase. This is because a 10-2 Wisconsin team would hold the head-to-head advantage over Nebraska, which appears to be the Badgers’ greatest competitor in the Big Ten West title chase.If the Badgers can win all four of their remaining games to win the West, they would still need to defeat an unbeaten Michigan, or perhaps a one-loss Ohio State team, in the conference championship game to claim one of the four most coveted spots in college football. The College Football Playoff selection committee named the University of Wisconsin football team No. 8 in the nation Tuesday night.last_img read more