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Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

Ford V Ferrari Featured

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Ford V Ferrari

Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment present a PG-13, 152 minute, Action, Biography, Drama, directed by James Mangold, written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth with a theater release date of November 15, 2019.

Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

Charlie's Angels Featured

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Charlie’s Angels

Columbia Pictures, 2.0 Entertainment and Brownstone Productions present a PG-13, 118 minute, Action, Adventure, Comedy, directed and written by Elizabeth Banks, story by Evan Spiliotopoulos with a theater release date of November 15, 2019.

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CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW
AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PURPLE LEASH PROJECT

 

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Host Maria Menounos And Her Dog Whinnie Team Up
To Encourage Dog Owners To Join Purina’s #DogThanking Movement

 

 

MARIA MENOUNOS, Host of the leading Apple Podcast, ‘Better Together’

 

BACKGROUND:

In celebration of the National Dog Show and the Thanksgiving holiday, Purina invites dog lovers across the world to recognize the countless roles our dogs play in our lives such as the listener, the work partner, the hero and the supporter through its annual #DogThanking initiative. Pet lovers are encouraged to share a photo or video of their pet on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that highlights their courageous and honor-worthy role in the family. Use the #DogThanking and tag Purina when you post and your pet could be featured during the airing of the National Dog Show.

 

The National Dog Show will premiere on Thanksgiving Day on NBC at noon across all time zones. In its 18th year, the show celebrates man’s best friend and continues an established family holiday tradition. The show will crown one of America’s great dogs as its 2019 champion, bringing canine competition and entertainment to more than 20 million viewers for the 18th year. More than 2,000 dogs representing more than 175 breeds will vie for Best in Show honors. Beloved TV personality John O’Hurley, best known as “J. Peterman” on Seinfeld, will serve as show co-host, along with veteran dog show analyst David Frei. NBC sports commentator Mary Carillo will also be participating as a National Dog Show correspondent.

 

Maria Menounos will also be able to share more about The Purple Leash Project, an initiative that raises awareness about the lack of pet-friendly domestic violence shelters. She will also discuss how the Purple Leash Project provides much needed funding and resources to help more shelters become safe, healing spaces for both people and pets.

 

For more information, please visit: www.purina.com

 

 

MORE ABOUT MARIA MENOUNOS:

Emmy® Award-winning journalist, TV personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, Host of the Noovie cinema pre-show and Co-Founder/CEO of the AfterBuzz TV Streaming Networks, Maria Menounos has gained numerous achievements throughout her career in the news and entertainment industry. One of People magazines 50 Most Beautiful, Menounos holds the distinct honor of having conducted the only sit down interview with the Obama family-an interview ABC news heralded as a deciding factor in President Obama's historic victory. Currently, Menounos hosts the Noovie cinema pre show seen daily in 70% of America's movie theaters. As one of the only female CEO's in the world of tech, Menounos heads the AfterBuzz TV digital broadcast streaming Network which produces over 150 hours of weekly programming for over 120 countries worldwide. Menounos' AfterBuzz TV mentorship program has helped launch careers for the likes of Fox TV's Eboni K. Williams, WWE Superstars Sonia Deville and Cathy Kelly, Koramo Brown (Netflix) Entertainment Tonight's Courtney Tezano and Deidre Behart and literally hundreds of others. Maria is also the host of Apple Podcast ‘Better Together.’

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Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation Newsletter for November Featured

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The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation
November Update
Many of us are coming of a hard summer with fires and storms and now facing terrible, arctic early winter storms with dipping temperatures!
 
Please keep you and your family safe. If you know of or see an animals in trouble PLEASE DO SOMETHING! We are the only voice they have and many folks don't realize their pets, cant take these freezing temps and need to brought indoors. The pets will get sick or die in these freezing temperatures!
 
We are hard at work continue to rescue and make space in the shelters. We wanted to bring to you our newest video about just one rescue dog that is in our overcrowded shelters!
 
Check out Ruby's story below!
Be Prepared in Emergencies!
 
Make sure to update microchip information and have your veterinarian info on hand in case of emergencies. You never know when you may need the help!
 
Read our helpful tips below!
CANCER AND OBESITY IN AMERICA’S PETS
WHAT FOODS ARE SAFE?
 
Many of you are hearing the same scary information concerning your pets food, it IS SCARY and confusing everyone.
 
I shop in stores and see people with big POPULAR bags of dog food in their carts and I cringe. I know the food is making their dogs sick, obese and potentially life threatening through illnesses such as Cancer!
 
After feeding over 3,000 dogs over my rescue lifetime, I know exactly what has been fed and where obesity and Cancer come from.
 
I have learned that WHITE POTATO is an absolute; never feed, as it will most likely, cause the cancer cells in their bodies to feed and grow!  Sweet potato, on the other hand, is safe and fine to feed.
 
The questions about legumes, peas and lentils causing heart disease is a big topic of conversation, but in small doses, there is no proof that it leads to heart disease in dogs. The test studies have NOT BEEN DONE!
 
Simple rule of thumb: Dogs and cats, used to hunt for their food, which was a single protein. No additives. They ate grass for the enzymes to digest their dinner.
 
So keep it simple and basic!
 
Read your food bags and cans! The more ingredients listed usually indicates they are not actually putting in enough good meat in the product.
 
I believe in cost effective, quality food, with real meat, as America’s love for animals has grown,. More people rescue pets off the street or from shelters, but our difficult economy, does not afford high priced foods for our pets.
 
Here are a few brands I do feed to my 100 dogs in our rescue Wellness center:
Not found at the big box pet stores:
“Taste of the Wild”- PINE FOREST recipe.
PREY- Grain free  (only found at feed and some boutique stores)
GENTLE GIANTS- Salmon dry and canned. ( Must call around)
 
CHEWY- Currently if you are a new customer - they are having a sale
2 bags for the price of one on their American Journey Grain free!!
New customers use our sign up promo code www.chewy.co/RP/5385
 
American Journey, Grain free, Limited ingredient, Duck and sweet potato,        
American Journey, -Lamb and sweet potato, Limited Ingredient,                          
American Journey, Limited ingredient Turkey and Sweet potato                         
American Journey- grain free, Limited ingredient,  Salmon and sweet potato.
 
They also have the same matching cans and cookies.
 
With the holidays upon us, remember NO TABLE SCRAPS. Our human meals have many ingredients, dogs simply should not have.
 
Our dogs also are given and we recommend the following digestive enzymes - www.NZYMES.com
 
Call   877.816.6500 and ask for the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation 10% trial discount special
 
 
YOUR DONATIONS SAVE LIVES!!! Please donate today to Linda Blair Worldheart!
 
Also, see our NEW LBWF autograph store to support the rescued animals of LBWF!
 
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Project could receive green light as soon as November 14, putting threatened species such as Marbled Murrelet and other wildlife at risk

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If the Humboldt project goes forward, Marbled Murrelets would face a gauntlet of turbines between foraging grounds at sea and nesting sites on land. The species is listed under the Endangered Species Act. Photo by Thomas Hamer

(Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019) The Humboldt Wind Energy Project proposes to place 47 wind turbines on Bear River and Monument Ridges in Humboldt County, California. This proposed project poses substantial risks to federally Threatened species, such as Marbled Murrelet and Spotted Owl, as well as other species of conservation concern such as Bald and Golden Eagle, all of which reproduce slowly and are vulnerable to loss of individuals to collisions with turbines. Other concerns have also been raised by experts, including questionable calculations of the numbers of Threatened birds likely to be killed by the turbines; inadequate proposed measures to compensate for mortality of birds and other wildlife; and insufficient accountability for long-term monitoring and protection of wildlife. Despite this, the proposal has moved forward quickly over the last 18 months and may be approved as early as Thursday, November 14.

“It’s hard to conceive of a worse place to put wind turbines,” said Joel Merriman, Director of the Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program at American Bird Conservancy (ABC). “ABC supports wind energy projects that provide adequate protections for birds. The Humboldt Wind Energy Project doesn’t come close. In its 37-page comment letter, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife indicated that ‘all or portions of the wind turbine facilities fall into Category 4, Project Sites Inappropriate for Wind Development.’ We couldn’t agree more.”

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the Humboldt project was released in April 2019 and received many comments and suggestions from local experts that would have reduced impacts to birds and other wildlife. These have largely gone unheeded in the Final EIR (FEIR). Despite this, the Humboldt County Planning Commission held a public hearing on November 7 and will hold a second on November 14, with a possible vote for project approval on the 14th. The project has been put on a fast track: Stakeholders had only four business days to review the FEIR before the first hearing and will have only nine days before the hearing where the proposal may be approved. Reviewing the FEIR is no small task, since the combined documents amount to hundreds of pages.

“The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC), along with many concerned citizens, participated in commenting on the Terra-Gen Humboldt Wind Energy Project DEIR,” said Larry Glass, President and Executive Director of the NEC. “Whether you support this project or you have serious questions about it, the developer’s response to public comments printed in the FEIR is completely inadequate. Many of the issues of concern to the NEC and others were dismissed or not sufficiently responded to. This document should be withdrawn until adequate responses can be provided.”

“This proposed project site overlaps the National Audubon Society-designated Cape Mendocino Grasslands Important Bird Area,” said Merriman. “It’s also a hotspot for hawks and eagles. It’s close to Marbled Murrelet critical habitat. Marbled Murrelets and Spotted Owls are known to be present in the area. The list of concerns goes on and on.”

“Because of the high likely impacts given the sensitive area, the public rightly demands that all feasible technology to avoid and minimize impacts be implemented before considering approval,” said Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC). “But too many proven measures have been left on the table — things that have been adopted, often voluntarily, at other wind projects. We expect better here in Humboldt.”

In contrast, the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project in western Washington State is the only approved wind energy project in the Marbled Murrelet’s breeding range. This project was required to curtail (turn off) turbines during high activity periods in the Marbled Murrelet breeding season. The Humboldt project, on the other hand, dismissed the idea of curtailment entirely, ignoring best practices and industry precedent despite posing a significant risk for a multitude of species.

ABC, EPIC, and the NEC support thoughtfully planned wind energy projects that incorporate adequate protections for birds. These organizations acknowledge the role of wind energy in combating climate change, but maintain that wind energy must be developed in a way that does not cause new environmental problems.

“This proposed project does not provide enough information, proposes inadequate mitigation, and ignores precedent and best practices. This puts too many rare and iconic bird and other wildlife species at unnecessary risk,” said Merriman. “We urge the Humboldt County Planning Commission to please send this project back to the drawing board until an acceptable proposal can be developed.” 

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American Bird Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation. Find us on abcbirds.orgFacebookInstagram, and Twitter (@ABCbirds).

The Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) advocates for the protection and restoration of Northwest California’s forests, using an integrated, science-based approach, combining public education, citizen advocacy, and strategic litigation.

The Northcoast Environmental Center has engaged in conservation and environmental protection in northwestern California for over 47 years. Our mission includes educating agencies and the public about environmental concerns that may have an effect on our local resources and citizens.

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On the Backs of Tortoises
Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden
 
Elizabeth Hennessy
 
An insightful exploration of the iconic Galápagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world
 
The Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. Elizabeth Hennessy’s book tells the story of the islands’ namesakes—the giant tortoises—as coveted food sources, objects of natural history, and famous icons of conservation and tourism. By doing so, it brings into stark relief the paradoxical, and impossible, goal of conserving species by trying to restore a past state of prehistoric evolution. The tortoises, Hennessy demonstrates, are not prehistoric, but rather microcosms whose stories show how deeply human and nonhuman life are entangled. Acknowledging the interlocked relationship between evolution and global history, Hennessy puts forward a vision for conservation based on reckoning with the past, rather than trying to erase it.
 
About the Author
ELIZABETH HENNESSY is assistant professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin‑Madison, where she is on the steering committee of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) and—building on her background in journalism and editing—serves as faculty advisor for CHE’s graduate‑student‑run digital magazine, Edge Effects. She received her Ph.D. in geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In Ecuador, she works with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and its Galápagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences.                                                                                                                                                                                                     More . . .
 
Advance Praise for On the Backs of Tortoises
 
“Wonderfully interesting, informative, and engaging, as well as scholarly.”—Janet Browne, author of Charles Darwin: Voyaging and Charles Darwin: The Power of Place
 
“Timely, fresh, and compelling . . . a must read for anyone interested in the environmental history of the Galapagos and tortoise conservation.”—Jamie Lorimer, University of Oxford, author of Wildlife in the Anthropocene:  Conservation after Nature
 
“Hennessy’s book isn’t just about the controversial efforts to preserve the world’s most famous tortoises—it also provides an expansive tour de force of Darwinian ideas, the Galapagos, human entanglements in evolution, and the risks of icon making.”—Daniel Lewis, author of Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai‘i
 
“Hennessy’s enthralling history of the iconic Galápagos Islands focuses on the tortoises after which they are named to deftly unpack the contradictions of global conservation in the name of science.”—Claudia Leal, author of Landscapes of Freedom: Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia
 
“Hennessey finds that even though this archipelago is 97% a national park, humans can no longer consider themselves distinct from nature, but rather are an inseparable part of it with consequences for the identity of each.”—Deborah Cramer, author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey
 
 
 
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Title: On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden 
Author: Elizabeth Hennessy
Price: $30.00 * ISBN: 978‑0‑300‑23274‑5 Hardcover * eBook ISBN: 978‑0‑300‑24915‑6
Pages: 336 * 20 b/w illus.
Publication Date: October 29, 2019
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
   
CMT MUSIC PREMIERES BLANE HOWARD’S MUSIC VIDEO “PROMISE TO LOVE HER’’

Blane Howard
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 11, 2019) ⎼ When Arkansas native Blane Howard wrote “Promise to Love Her” it was never meant to be anything more than a simple gift. A gift that Howard surprised his bride, Megan, with on the morning of their wedding. Penning the song was, for him, less about writing a song, and more about translating his love for his wife into something they could always share, and it is one that most people will surely relate with. The song has quickly become his biggest success to date with more than 40 million streams across digital platforms. Shortly after the song’s release, at his fans’ behest, Blane and some friends created a video for the song, which included actual footage from his own wedding. While the original video has garnered more than 7.5 million views online, it was time to freshen it up for broadcast television. Last week, the official music video, featuring his wife, premiered on CMT Music and CMT.com.

 

“This song has touched so many people across the country and beyond, and I can’t wait to see how many more it will touch by being on CMT. This new version of the video tells the story how I always wanted it told, and I think the viewers will enjoy it even more,”  said Howard.

 

The video was directed and produced by four-time CMT Video of the Year nominees, 1010 Creative’s Steve Jawn and Dani Condon. “Promise to Love Her” was written by Howard with ACM Award winner Jordan Reynolds (Dan + Shay’s “Tequila”) and produced by GRAMMY, ACM, and CMA Award nominated producer Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne). 

 

About Blane Howard
Blane Howard embraces the sound he was raised on in Arkansas by infusing the styles of country music greats like Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn and Randy Travis with his own personal flair. His relatable lyrics, powerful vocals, and entertaining shows are winning him fans around the world. Today he is drawn toward the styles of artists like Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne. All of these influences have made an impact on Blane's unique style of country, modern-traditional, mixing the authenticity of the 90s with the contemporary edge of today! Since graduating from Belmont University in 2010, Howard has had the privilege of opening shows for country icons including Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins and many more. He has played venues of all sizes across the country, as well as all types of fairs and festivals. When Blane is not on the road, he stays busy writing new songs with fellow artists and songwriters in Nashville. Keep up to date with Blane at his website blanehoward.com 


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BLANE HOWARD – BIO

Blane Howard is a country music artist and songwriter who is making the grade across the board within the country music industry, at country radio and among its fans. His original song, “Promise To Love Her,” has generated more than 7 Million video views across multiple platforms, and more than 36 Million Streams. This Arkansas native, named the 2018 and 2019 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Arkansas CMAs, embraces the sound he was raised on by infusing the styles of country music greats like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and Randy Travis, with his own personal flair. His relatable lyrics, powerful vocals, and entertaining shows are winning him fans around the world. 

At the age of 3, Blane stood in front of the TV with a blue and green plastic guitar and sang along with Alan Jackson's, "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow." A big fan of Johnny Cash as well, and sharing the same birth date, Howard tells a story about his grandmother singing Cash songs to him and his cousins. Living close to a railroad track, she would rush all the kids to the window when they would “hear the train a coming” and break into her rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues.” Howard often says that as a child he thought Cash had stolen the song from her! Today he is drawn toward the styles of artist like Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne. All of these influences have made an impact on Blane's unique style of country, modern-traditional, mixing the authenticity of the 90s with the contemporary edge of today! 

Since graduating from Belmont University in 2010, Howard has had the privilege of opening up shows for many country greats including Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Hunter Hays, Granger Smith, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, and others. Blane has played multiple venues of all sizes as well as all types of fairs and festivals across the mid plains and mid-south including the Arkansas State Fair, State Fair of Texas, South Carolina Peach Festival, Western Kentucky State Fair, and multiple shows at CMA Fest.


‘Bout Time' is the title track to Blane's original EP which was released in January of 2013; he followed that up in 2014 with a two-song CD of "Arkansas, Y'all," which was a song penned for the Arkansas Department of Tourism’s Song of Arkansas contest. In 2015, he released his first full album, "Away We Go," which has many great singles including "Friday Feeling," and "Crazy," as well as the title track. Blane was married in the fall of 2016 and as a gift for his bride-to-be, he wrote "Promise To Love Her." After a short video clip from their wedding of the couple dancing to the song took off on social media, and requests for the song flooded his social media pages, he decided that he should record the song. In March of 2017 the single released to glowing reviews and hit national radio, making its way to #33 on the Music Row Breakout Chart, holding there for three weeks. The music video has picked up over 5.7 MILLION views on FB alone and also received television airplay on networks such as Great American Country, The Country Network, and The Heartland Network where it continues to air today. The Heartland Network also picked up Howard’s music video for his single “Crazy.” 

In early 2018, the legendary John Berry invited Blane to film a segment with him for The Heartland TV Network’s second season of “Songs and Stories with John Berry.” The show was filmed at the Fontanel in Nashville and Howard’s episode aired in June of 2018. 

When Blane is not on the road, he stays busy writing new songs with other artists and songwriters in Nashville.

Be sure to follow Blane Howard on social media for all of the latest career updates, show announcements, and new music releases. 
  
www.blanehoward.com

http://facebook.com/blanehoward

http://youtube.com/bhowardcountry

Saturday, 09 November 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News Featured

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Talkin' Pets News

November 9, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Jarrod Lazarus

Producer - Birthday boy Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Author Laura Coffey will join Jon and Talkin' Pets this Saturday 11/09/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her book "My Old Dog"

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Friday, 08 November 2019 00:00

Last Christmas Featured

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Last Christmas

Universal Pictures, Calamity Films, Feigco Entertainment and Perfect World Pictures present a PG-13, 102 minute, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Holiday film directed by Paul Feig with story by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise with a theater release date of November 8, 2019.

Friday, 08 November 2019 00:00

Midway Featured

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Midway

Lionsgate, AGC Studios, Centropolis Entertainment, Entertainment One, RuYi Media, Starlight Culture Entertainment Group, Street Entertainment and The Mark Gordon Company present a PG-13, 138 minute, Action, History, Drama film based on actual events, directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Wes Tooke with a theater release date of November 8, 2019.

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