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The Spanish Civil War: a nostalgia of hope

This summer will mark the 85th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, a brutal struggle that began with a military uprising against the democratic Second Republic and ended, three years later, in victory for the rebels under General Francisco Franco. The enduring fascination of that conflict, its ability to grip the global imagination, belies its geographical scale and is testament to the power of art. Pioneering photojournalists Robert Capa and Gerda Taro seared into the cultural me...
Tags: Europe, Books, London, Featured, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, History, Rome, Britain, George Orwell, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, Franco, Spanish Civil War, Literature

Official Trailer for Doc 'Five Years North' About Immigrants in the US

"I'm afraid. I hope to God they won't catch and deport me." Optimist Films has released a trailer for the documentary Five Years North, which originally premiered at last year's Full Frame Film Festival. It also played at last year's San Antonio Film Festival; the film opens first at the Film Forum cinema in NYC at the end of this month. Five Years North is the coming-of-age story of Luis, an undocumented Guatemalan boy who just arrived alone in New York City. He struggles to work, study, an...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, New York City, US, Documentaries, Judy, Luis, To Watch

How Duolingo became fluent in monetization

As its meandering route to monetization will demonstrate, Duolingo isn’t mission-oriented, it’s mission-obsessed. Co-founders Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker never wanted to charge consumers for access to Duolingo content, a purpose imbued throughout the company’s culture. For years in order to work at Duolingo, you had to be comfortable with joining a company in Pittsburgh that was in no rush to make money. The startup, filled with education enthusiasts and mission-driven employees, became “ver...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Brazil, Silicon Valley, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Sand Hill Road, Pittsburgh, Gordon, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers KPCB, Luis, Luis Von Ahn

Estoril: A radical Moto Guzzi Le Mans from Portugal

For most custom motorcycle builders, their creations are like their children: it’s impossible to pick a favorite. But sometimes there’s one project that stands out. For Luis Correia and his team at Maria Motorcycles in Portugal, it’s this immaculate Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer. Luis is proud of how it turned out, as he should be, not least because Maria’s 37th project was a mammoth undertaking. “Unlike everything else we’ve done so far,” he says, “it was a lengthy and complex process, jam-p...
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Maria, Michael, Estoril, Brembo, Luis, Monza, Luis Correia, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles

Comment on chocolate puddle cakes by Luis

In reply to Kristen. Hello Kristen. Let me say this, awaiting Deb’s response: In your case I think the problem is that the eggs become partially cooked while you add them to a still kinda hot butter-chocolate mixture. I would be very careful and wait until said mixture became warm or tepid. I’ve never had trouble during this phase. In case it helps, I mostly use cold eggs (out of the fridge), but I’ve also made them with room temp eggs and it turns out perfect; just watch the mixture temperature...
Tags: Food, Kristen, Deb, Luis, Kristen Let

Comment on chocolate puddle cakes by Luis

I’ve made this with absolutely no problem a couple of times. They were delicious. BUT… one magical time I made them ahead, put them in the fridge overnight and it worked wonderfully. However, on two consecutive (and a bit humiliating) occasions I tried to also make them ahead and they failed spectacularly. They never rose, staying flat and kind of “curdy”, I guess? Also, very, very oily on top; like the fat from the butter had separated from the chocolate or something. Has anyone had this happen...
Tags: Food, Luis

Mobile home business ‘will go forward,’ vows widow of owner slain in mass shooting

The widow of an Orange business owner who died in a mass slaying Wednesday vowed on Easter Sunday to revive the real estate company they built together over the past 15 years. “Unified Homes is going to go forward,” said Karla Maria Tovar, 49, Luis Tovar’s wife and one of the company’s agents. “I don’t know how (I’ll do it), but I will.” In an hour-long interview Sunday, April 4, Karla Maria Tovar described her grief over the loss of her “model husband and father” while she tries to shield their...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Crime, News, Shootings, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Orange, Cal State Fullerton, Mass Shooting, Anaheim, Mendoza, Yuma, Gonzalez, Luis

Spain held by Greece in World Cup qualifying opener

Granada (Spain) (AFP) – Former champions Spain were held to a 1-1 draw by Greece in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday with the visitors earning a point from a disputed penalty. Luis... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Greece, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Granada Spain, Afp, Luis

OctoML raises $28M Series B for its machine learning acceleration platform

OctoML, a Seattle-based startup that offers a machine learning acceleration platform build on top of the open-source Apache TVM compiler framework project, today announced that it has raised a $28 million Series B funding round led by Addition Captial. Previous investors Madrona Venture Group and Amplify Partners also participated in this round, which brings the company’s total funding to $47 million. The company last raised in April 2020, when it announced its $15 million Series A round led by...
Tags: Startups, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Artificial Intelligence, Sony, Venture Capital, Brazil, Machine Learning, Amd, Seattle, Qualcomm, Series A, Madrona Venture Group, Luis, TVM

CS Soapbox: Why Ken Jeong Should Replace T.I. in Ant-Man 3

CS Soapbox: Why Ken Jeong Should Replace T.I. in Ant-Man 3 With 50% of all living creatures wiped out of existence, the universe needed a savior in  Avengers: Endgame . Enter  U Store ’s (Self Storage) resident security dude, who made it possible for Ant-Man to capitalize on his return from the Quantum Realm. Scott Lang would go on to help save the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, but not before Ken Jeong’s security guard freed him from that warehouse prison—every hero needs a s...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Nbc, Dave, Community, Marvel Studios, Rudd, Brie Larson, Tom, Scott, Ken, Kurt, Ballard, Donald Glover, Greendale, Luis

Barcelona ditching Suarez was a ‘huge mistake’: Forlan

Madrid (AFP) – “Of course it was a huge mistake,” Diego Forlan says. “As soon as Barcelona said he was for sale, I knew it was a mistake.”  Forlan goes back a long way with Luis Suarez, to 2007 when he set up Suarez’s first goal for Uruguay and to 2013, when Suarez set up Forlan’s last.  “I was the old one when he started so he was always coming to me and asking questions,” Forlan tells AFP. “Now it’s the other way round.”  They spoke last summer when Barcelona decided in the wake of the 8-2 ma...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Roy Keane, Alex Ferguson, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Atletico Madrid, Roy, Uruguay

Ant-Man 3: Rapper T.I. Will Not Return For Quantumania

Ant-Man 3: Rapper T.I. Will Not Return For Quantumania According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grammy-winning rapper and actor Clifford Harris -famously known as T.I.- is officially not reprising his role as Dave in Marvel Studios’ upcoming third Ant-Man installment Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania. This news comes after the musician along with his wife Tiny were recently accused of a number of criminal charges including sexual abuse, kidnapping, assault, harassments and more. The accusations were...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Dave, Michael Pena, Marvel Studios, Blackburn, Tiny, Michael Douglas, Ant Man, Tyrone, Luis, Rick Morty, Paul Rudd, Clifford Harris, Cassie, Kang

Blessings and benedictions

Hello. My name is Luis. I am a 40-something teacher from Portugal. I'm an avid reader, both in paper and eletronic formats. I had been using my tablet as an e-reader but recently acquired a Kobo Clara e-reader. My favourite topics are myriad, but I particularly love history and (good) historical fiction.
Tags: Books, Introduce Yourself, Portugal, Luis, Kobo Clara

Inland Empire the nation’s ‘poster child’ for rent hikes, researcher says

Renters are seeing low vacancy rates, soaring rents and long waiting lists in the Inland Empire, where tenants can get more space for less, demand is through the roof and empty apartments “rent immediately,” property managers and housing experts say. To the west, however, they see rising vacancies, falling rents and first-month-free move-in specials. “Maybe you’re starting to see people say, ‘I don’t need to be in Los Angeles,’ ” real estate broker and property manager Lance Martin said. “The ho...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Monique, Southern California, Ontario

‘Summer of Soul’ Review: A Joyous Celebration of a Forgotten Music Festival [Sundance 2021]

The 1969 Woodstock music festival, which featured performances by artists like Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who, seared its way into the public consciousness almost immediately and became an almost mythical touchstone for the anti-establishment movement of the 1960s. But that same summer, 100 miles away, the Harlem Cultural Festival – which would later be nicknamed “Black Woodstock” – featured an equally incredible lineup of Black musicians and performers. Even though it was filmed by a...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Features, Movie Reviews, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jordan, Espn, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr, Questlove, Harlem, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples, Sundance, Lin Manuel Miranda, Luis

[TFB GUNFEST] Holosun’s 2021 Optics Lineup (and the 507k)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves speaks with Luis of Holosun about Holosun’s complete micro red dot optics for 2021, including the brand new 507k optic for ultra-compact pistols like the Glock 43X MOS, SIG P365, and other optic-ready micro-compacts. ««« GUN + GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» TFBTV is viewer supported and does not accept […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Holosun’s 2021 Optics Lineup (and the 507k) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Luis, Holosun, TFBTV, James Reeves, Reflex/Red Dot, 507K, Gun Fest 2021

Biden's inauguration is unlike any before. Photos show how his ceremony compares to those of previous presidents.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration. Win McNamee/Getty Images Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in Wednesday as President and Vice President. Due to COVID-19 and threat of violence from far-right groups, the inauguration is unlike past ceremonies. Photos tell the story of how Biden's inauguration compares to that of previous presidents. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kama...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features, United States, Washington Dc, George Bush

Metromile Reviews: Is the Insurance Company Reliable? (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Metromile Review In Our Opinion: Metromile is a great option for people who don’t drive very much and live in one of the eight states coverage is available in. However, customer reviews are mixed. Industry Standing: 70 Availability: 65 Coverage: 80 Affordability: 95 Customer Service: 85 Online Experience: 85 Pros: Low costs...
Tags: Google, MetroMile, Oregon, San Francisco, Customer Service, Autos, Progressive, State Farm, Anthony, Luis, Auto Insurance, Better Business Bureau BBB, Vehicle Ownership, AM Best, Kristin McClure, Metromile Review

LAFC Lose In CONCACAF Champions League Final

There’s no shame in losing to a team as good as Tigres UANL, but that doesn’t make Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat in the Concacaf Champions League Final any less painful for LAFC, considering how close they came to pulling off the upset. In a game that most pregame predictions had Tigres winning handily, it was LAFC that were in the driver’s seat following Diego Rossi’s 61st-minute opener that put his team just 30 minutes from history. Then, there was a golden opportunity just four minutes later after Kwa...
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Mls, Major League Soccer, Liga MX, Carlos Vela, Vela, Lafc, Bradley, Carlos, Diego Rossi, Rodriguez, Bob Bradley, Andre Pierre Gignac, Luis

4 people stabbed, and another shot as Proud Boys and counter-protesters clash at Pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC and Washington State

Proud Boys attend a pro-Trump rally at Freedom Plaza, Washington DC on December 12, 2020. Luis M. Alvarez/AP Photos Four people have been stabbed during a pro-Trump rally in Washington DC while another was shot in Olympia, Washington. The four stabbing victims are in critical condition, while the condition of the shooting victim remains unknown. The clashes between the protesters, counter-protesters, and police came two days before the electoral college results are expected to confirm Pres...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Sacramento, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New York Times, WSP, Dc, Washington State, Trump, Olympia Washington, Luis

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ is the Official Title of ‘Ant-Man 3’

We now have an official title of Ant-Man 3, and it’s a mouthful: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. I almost feel like it should have an exclamation point at the end, like the reader has to shout “Quantumania!”, but that’s me. Peyton Reed is back in the director’s chair, and Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michele Pfeiffer are all back as well. Newcomers to the franchise include Kathryn Newton, playing Ant-Man’s re-cast daughter Cassie, and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conquero...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Sequels, Michael Pena, Marvel Studios, Michael Douglas, Luis, Paul Rudd, Kevin Feige, Cassie, Kang, Evangeline Lilly, Scott Lang, Comic Book/Superhero, Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer

Language learning app Duolingo confirms it has raised $35M on a $2.4B valuation

Last week, we reported that popular language learning app Duolingo, with 500 million total app downloads​, was raising $35 million on a valuation of at least $2.21 billion — the latest chapter in what has become a long book on how e-learning and other education startups are raking in big audiences and significant funding, a byproduct of the Covid-19 pandemic driving more people indoors and on to screens for all of their interactions. (Fittingly, Duolingo’s details were part of a bigger scoop ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, London, Education, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Atlantic, Edtech, General Atlantic, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Trump, Luis

Georgia is still a toss-up: Here's what it looked like on the ground at 2 polling places in the increasingly diverse state

A sign in Pittsburgh, one of the oldest mostly African-American neighborhoods in Atlanta. Jesse Pratt López Due in part to demographic changes, Georgia has been shifting from reliably red to swing-state status. As of Wednesday afternoon, Georgia has not yet been called in the presidential race. One of its two US Senate races is also too close to call, and the other is headed to a January runoff. Here's what Election Day looked like in two diverse areas of the state. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, US Senate, Jesse Jackson, Hall, Ana, Pittsburgh, Trump, Election 2020, Gwinnett, Roberto, Velázquez

Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing 3 young sons in South L.A.; gets 78 years to life

LOS ANGELES — A 38-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing his three young sons inside an SUV in South Los Angeles five years ago. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench immediately sentenced Luiz Fuentes to 78 years to life in state prison following his plea to three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his sons, who were 8, 9 and 11 years old, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The Los Angeles man also admitted allegations that he us...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, The Times, Homicide, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Superior Court, South Los Angeles, Luis, DCFS, Fuentes, Pacoima, Department of Children and Family Services

Savage Blue: A Triumph Bonneville scrambler by Maria

There’s something to be said for using the right tool for the job. But there’s an almost defiant joy to choosing a motorcycle that’s completely inappropriate for the ride at hand—especially if you’ve been told you can’t. Case in point: this 2005 Triumph Bonneville T100 scrambler. It belongs to Maria Motorcycles founder, Luis Correia—and even though there are better off-road motorcycles out there, it’s the fourth Bonneville-based scrambler he’s built for personal use. Luckily, the Portuguese s...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Motorcycles, Maria, Yamaha, Bonnie, Luis, Luis Correia, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Bonnies, Triumph motorcycles, Maria Motorcycles, Michelin Anakee Wild, Triumph T100

Apple Pay Landing Page Goes Live on Apple's Mexico Website, Suggesting Imminent Launch

Apple added an Apple Pay landing page to its regional Mexico website late on Tuesday, indicating the mobile payment system could launch in the country imminently. Way back in March there were suggestions that Apple Pay could be coming to Mexico, after reports that some iPhone users in the country had been able to add their Banregio cards to the Wallet app, with only the verification process failing. Cards from banks other than Banregio were not able to be added to the Wallet app on the ‌‌i...
Tags: Apple, Mexico, Canada, United States, Brazil, American Express, Apple Pay, Latin America, Visa MasterCard, Luis, Banregio, Apple Pay Mexico

Grid AI raises $18.6M Series A to help AI researchers and engineers bring their models to production

Grid AI, a startup founded by the inventor of the popular open-source PyTorch Lightning project, William Falcon, that aims to help machine learning engineers more efficiently, today announced that it has raised an $18.6 million Series A funding round, which closed earlier this summer. The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Bain Capital Ventures and firstminute.  Falcon co-founded the company with Luis Capelo, who was previously the head of machine learning at Glossier. Un...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Machine Learning, Lightning, Silicon Valley, Venezuela, Free Software, Github, Deep Learning, Bain Capital Ventures

Vampires vs. the Bronx – review

Director: Osmany Rodriguez Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers Vampires vs. the Bronx was a Netflix production, released at the start of October as we entered the Halloween season. As we will explore this horror-comedy, that is pretty much kid friendly, has a pedigree that stretches from the Lost Boys, though the adult horror elements are turned down by a noticeable notch. On the other hand, this actually addresses some social issues within its running length. It is also referential to the g...
Tags: Usa, Movies, US, Netflix, Salem, Bronx, Sam, Haiti, Michael, Frank, Bobby, Tony, Zoe Saldana, Rita, Dracula, Becky

Falcons Win Both In West Plains

JV W 4-0. Luis with the Brace, Sam & Cung with a G, Tanine with 2 A’s & Landon with 1A. Varsity w 4-0. Captain Jack with the game winner/1A, Drei with the Brace/1A, Captain Spence with a G, Linc, Dilly & Super Mario with A’s.Friday: Both teams off.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Jack, Falcons, Landon, Luis, Spence, West Plains, Drei, Website News, Sam Cung

Falcons Take Both Matches On Senior Night

JV W 8-0 v Camdenton.  Kevin with the Hat, Dylan with the brace, Tomaso 1G/1A, Luis 1G/2A,  Elliott 1G, Carson & Ian with A’s.Varsity W 5-0.  Drei with the game winner, Spencey with the brace, Cayd & Petey with G’s, Jesus, Biak, Coop & Dilly with A’s.Wednesday:  JV will train from 5:00-6:30pm; Varsity recovery run at 4:00pm.Thursday:  JV 3:00-4:00pm.      
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Elliott, Luis, Varsity, Drei, Website News, Tomaso, Spencey, Camdenton Kevin, Carson Ian, Cayd Petey, Jesus Biak Coop Dilly