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Universal Credit dispute means couple with £2.33 in bank may 'lose everything'

Lynne and Richard Williams from Birmingham are living off tinned carrots and meatballs [Author: Ashley Preece, Rachel Lang]
Tags: News, Birmingham, Rachel Lang, Richard Williams, Lynne, Ashley Preece, Ashley Preece Rachel Lang

Clever Tool Design, Bold Entrepreneurship: The Story of the American-Made LogOX

There's a reason that only a tiny proportion of the population successfully launches their own product design. In addition to correctly identifying user needs and getting the design right, you also have to nail the manufacturing, the marketing, the distribution network, the customer service. It takes design skills, patience, research, networking and a whole lot of hard work.Meet the Roberts family. They're three members of that tiny proportion. We think you can learn a lot by reading their produ...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Youtube, Washington, Germany, New York City, America, Qatar, UPS, Austin, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, United States, Taliban, Missouri, Maine

Los Alamos and Bandelier

Blog 040519 Los Alamos and BandelierOn Thursday I moved from Elephant Butte and headed north on 25 and drove past Albuquerque past Santa Fe and found my way to White Rock NM. Lynne had suggested I stop in Bandelier National Monument to see the Pue
Tags: Travel, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, White Rock, Lynne, Bandelier

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Vice’, ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘On the Basis of Sex’, ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’

Hello to all you physical media fiends out there. As usual, I’ve rounded up the best of the best in home entertainment just for you. This week, we have If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice, a new 4K release of the 1989 Pet Sematary, On the Basis of Sex, and, yes, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond. If Beale Street Could Talk Am I still a bit miffed that Barry Jenkins‘ If Beal...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Horror, Stephen King, America, Maine, Bigfoot, Christian Bale, Hitler, Amy Adams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice, Academy, Dick Cheney

Steven Fairbairn: Ashes of man killed in US rally crash brought home

Mr Fairbairn's mother Lynne says questions still remain over his death at an event in Texas.
Tags: News, US, Lynne, Fairbairn, Steven Fairbairn

Truth or Consequences

blog 032819 and 032919 Truth or ConsequencesOn Thursday Lynne and I went into town Truth or Consequences and had a soak. There is a hot spring that Lynne found last year and I thought it would be fun to try it with her. You pay 12.00 for an h
Tags: Travel, Lynne

Michael Lynne, a Key Figure at New Line Cinema, Dies at 77

He helped turn the small studio into a major player responsible for hits like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He was also known for his winemaking.
Tags: Movies, News, Michael, Robert, Bedell Cellars, Lynne, New Line Cinema, Michael Lynne, Wines, Shaye, Deaths (Obituaries

Former New Line Co-Chairman Michael Lynne Dies at 77

Michael Lynne, the former co-chairman of New Line Cinema who played a key role in shepherding the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died at his New York home. He was 77. Lynne’s death was confirmed Monday by longtime business partner Robert Shaye, who told Variety that Lynne’s family had informed him of Lynne’s passing […]
Tags: New York, News, Obituaries, The Lord Of The Rings, Variety, Lynne, New Line Cinema, Michael Lynne, Former New Line Co, Robert Shaye

Nonfiction: Remembering a Woman Who Was a Leader of the French Resistance

Lynne Olson’s “Madame Fourcade’s Secret War” tells of a woman who led the fight against the Nazis while combating sexism among her colleagues.
Tags: News, France, Nazis, Olson, Philippe, Lynne, Books and Literature, Women and Girls, Pétain, Espionage and Intelligence Services, World War II (1939-45, Lynne Olson

Small-Screen Stream: ‘Russian Doll,’ ‘Lorena,’ And Other Female-Centric Series You Need to Catch Up On

(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) Hello and welcome to another week of Small-Screen Stream, where I bring you suggestions for TV shows available to stream right now. This week, in a minor tribute to Captain Marvel –  who bursts onto the big screen this Friday –  I ’ ve decided to focus this column on shows with female leads and female-centric storylines. What better way to honor our first female-...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Minneapolis, New York City, Bbc, Features, Netflix, Kate Beckinsale, Congo, John, Natasha Lyonne, Hulu, East Coast, Jessica Williams, Orphan Black

Book Nook: Donald Hrcik

Hricik has two published books that, while very different at first glance, actually have some connections with each other. In Lynne's Last Christmas, Dr. Hricik recalls the last four years of his wife's life during which she suffered memory loss and frequent falls.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Lynne, Hricik, Donald Hrcik

Theater review: For ‘Cats,’ two lives is more than enough

Do you invent a new cuss word every time your phone insists you install a slight update? Do you glare at products in the grocery store whose labels boast “improved” when you know they’re not. Chances are, then, you’ll feel the same about this “new Broadway production” of “Cats,” in its national tour, currently stalking across the stage and up the aisles of Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre. McGee Maddox as Rum Tug Tugger in the North American Tour Company of “Cats.” (Photo by Matthew Murphy) “C...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Los Angeles, Sport, Uganda, Soccer, Broadway, Matthew Bourne, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gus, Andy Blankenbuehler, Costa Mesa, Segerstrom Center, Natasha Katz, John Napier, Katz

12 New Books to Watch for in March

Preet Bharara on justice, a chronicle of gun violence in Chicago, a grown-up fairy tale and more.
Tags: News, Chicago, Preet Bharara, Olson, Lynne, Bharara, Books and Literature, Preet, Knausgaard, Book Trade and Publishing, Writing and Writers, Karl Ove

A Hawaiian war god statue that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff bought for $7 million and donated to a museum could be a Tiki bar tchotchke worth just $5,000 (CRM)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff paid more than $7 million to buy a carving of the Hawaiian god Ku at auction. The Benioffs, who own land in Hawaii, donated the carving to Bishop Museum in Honolulu, where they felt it belongs. Now some experts have called into question whether the statue was carved as far back as previously thought, according to the New York Times. One expert told the Times that the statue could be worth as little as $5,000, depending on when it was created. Salesforce CEO Marc ...
Tags: Europe, North Korea, San Francisco, Trends, Hawaii, New York Times, Paris, Times, Kilauea, Marc Benioff, Bishop Museum, Christie, Hawai, Honolulu, Pacific Island, Kim Jong

Devourer of Planets: Dissecting the Nuance-Free Yet Brilliant Filmmaking of Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’

Vice bides its time, at least at first. It opens with a brief, Paul Greengrass-style glimpse of the Situation Room on 9/11. Accompanying this cinéma vérité are snippets of all the war and torture that would follow; Adam McKay, now on a roll after The Big Short , is as much a documentarian or video essayist as he is a fiction filmmaker, setting the stage for events that we, the public, are all too familiar with. However, the film’s opening credits don’t arrive until 12 minutes later. In the ...
Tags: Movies, Guantanamo, Drama, White House, Iraq, Features, Paul Greengrass, Cambodia, Christian Bale, Bale, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Nicholas Britell

Jeff Bezos shot straight to the top of a ranking of America's biggest donors — here's how much tech moguls gave away to good causes in 2018

The Chronicle of Philanthropy published its "Philanthropy 50," ranking of the top donators to good causes in the US. Top among donators was the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos. It was the first time the Amazon CEO has appeared in the list. Other tech moguls including Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, and Sheryl Sandberg featured prominently. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published its ranking of the top 50 US donators to philanthropic causes in 2018. Figures from the world of tech featured pro...
Tags: Amazon, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Philanthropy, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Benioff, Jeff, Evan, Melinda, Marc, Sandberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy

‘Vice’ Star Christian Bale on How Dick Cheney Was His Wife’s ‘Avatar’

Presenting the Oscar-nominated “Vice” at the Berlin Film Festival on Monday, actor Christian Bale said Dick Cheney’s transformation into one of the most notorious U.S. leaders of the past century had much to do with his wife Lynne, played by Amy Adams in the film. “Lynne really gave him the ambition. In many ways he […]
Tags: News, Christian Bale, Berlin Film Festival, Amy Adams, Dick Cheney, Lynne

The Bio Wilburys: ExxonMobil, REG add Clariant to monumental effort for cellulosic-to-biodiesel

For some time, as the advanced bioeconomy has continued its pivot to deployment-scale diesel and jet fuels, there has been quite a bit of scrutiny and skepticism over the sourcing of enough sustainable feedstock to supply all the growing demand. A big part of that puzzle was addressed this week with news that Clariant, ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group signed a joint research agreement to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues, u...
Tags: Europe, Washington, US, ExxonMobil, Top Stories, Connecticut, Romania, West Coast, REG, Exxon, Tesoro, Life Sciences, Phillips, Virent, Sapphire Energy, Renewable Energy Group

Sustainable Ocean Alliance nets $1.5 million donation from Benioffs

Healthy oceans are on the minds of Marc and Lynne Benioff, and they showed it today with a $1.5 million donation to the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, a new non-profit attempting to promote and incubate conservation-focused startups. The money will considerably expand the organization’s upcoming Ocean Solutions accelerator. Benioff is due to appear Wednesday evening on a panel at Davos about the “ocean economy,” at which he seems likely to mention the donation. He joins rather a powerhouse lineup ...
Tags: TC, Accelerator, Science, Funding, Tech, Davos, Alaska, Noaa, Salesforce, National Geographic, GreenTech, Marc Benioff, Michelle Yeoh, Al Gore, Fernandez, Marc

Adam McKay Details Another ‘Vice’ Deleted Scene Featuring Young Dick Cheney

Vice just hit theaters before the end of 2018, and with awards season in full swing, we’ve got at least two or three months until the movie arrives on home video. But when it does, it will feature a couple of key scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Director Adam McKay has already talked about a certain musical sequence that would have added to the satirical meta nature of the movie, but it turns out Vice almost had a flashback sequence featuring a young Dick Cheney and future wife Lynne Vinc...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Christian-Bale, Steve Carell, Amy-Adams, Vice, Dick Cheney, True Story, Dick, Political, Adam-McKay, McKay, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne, Annapurna Pictures

Marc Benioff says ditching his iPhone and iPad on holiday helped him make a huge decision about Salesforce's future

Marc Benioff told CNBC that a digital detox while on holiday last year led him to appoint Keith Block as Salesforce's co-CEO. Benioff said the strategy was "divide and conquer," and allowed him more time to focus on projects outside of Salesforce. Benioff bought Time Magazine with his wife and championed a tech company tax to fight homelessness in San Francisco. Marc Benioff had a two-week digital detox last year — and it had big implications for how Salesforce is run. Before going on vacatio...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Hawaii, Time Magazine, Salesforce, Jack Dorsey, Cnbc, Marc Benioff, Easter Island, Lynne, Keith Block, Benioff, COO Keith Block, Salesforce Benioff, Galapagos Bora Bora

‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on His Meticulously Made Biopic and How He Thinks Dick Cheney Would React to the Film [Interview]

Too many biopics fall prey to hero worship. In trying to celebrate someone’s life, many biographical films end up lacking humanity, nuance, and, more often than not, hard truths. It plagues bio films, especially the agreeable kind that score all the Oscars. But in the case of Adam McKay‘s Vice, he didn’t make the average biopic. He’s certainly not looking up to Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, but looking down on him with a big ‘ol unforgiving microscope. The drama is an epic that moves ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Dwayne Johnson, Washington, Iraq, Reagan, Features, David O Russell, Christian-Bale, Casper, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Amy

Comment on cranberry-orange breakfast buns by Lynne

Hi Deb, I made these orange-cranberry buns for the first time this year. They are fabulous!!!!! The dough was everything I could have wished for – light, fluffy and not too sweet. It also made Christmas morning a lot easier as the buns were ready to just pop into the oven. The cranberries added such a pretty color and of course the taste was amazing. Thank you!
Tags: Food, Deb, Lynne

'Vice', Dick Cheney, and the Satisfaction of the Deed Itself

None The crucial moment in Vice, Adam McKay's furiously funny mock biopic about the rise of Dick Cheney, doesn't come when, as Vice President just after 9/11, he makes a naked power grab and shifts the country onto a war footing. It's not when he calls his wife Lynne from a cubicle in the Gerald Ford White House and says, "We did it." It happens back in Wyoming in the early '60s. Cheney is going nowhere fast after drinking after another drunk night that saw him tossed in the slammer, Dick—a he...
Tags: Music, Politics, Comedy, Review, Drama, White House, Iraq, Wyoming, Biography, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Satire, Shakespeare, Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Vice

Vice Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7.5 out of 10 Cast: Christian Bale as President Dick Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush Alison Pill as Mary Cheney Jesse Plemons as Narrator Lily Rabe as Liz Cheney Tyler Perry as Colin Powell Justin Kirk as Scooter Libby LisaGay Hamilton as Condoleezza Rice Shea Whigham as Wayne Vincent Eddie Marsan as Paul Wolfowitz Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller Adam Bartley as Frank Luntz Kirk Bovill as Henry Kiss...
Tags: Movies, California, White House, Iraq, Movie Reviews, United States, Christian Bale, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Karl Rove, Dick, Frank Luntz, Adam Mckay, Bush, Nixon

‘Vice’ Review: Adam McKay Paints a Scathing Portrait of Dick Cheney in One of the Best Movies of the Year

Adam McKay‘s Vice is a funny, infuriating look at the life, times and alleged crimes of Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States. As played brilliantly by a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale, Cheney is presented as the dark force that drove modern American politics into the ground, essentially creating the nightmare we’re stuck in today. This is an unsubtle, difficult, often depressing film. It’s also one of the year’s best. Who is Dick Cheney? Former Member of the U.S. Hou...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Washington, Iraq, America, Features, Movie Reviews, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Oliver Stone, Fox News, Christian-Bale, Halliburton

'It gives you hope': the fight to save the fertility of children with cancer

Young cancer patients face uncertainty, aggressive treatment – and a risk to their future fertility. Can a cutting-edge procedure offer a solution?It started with a cough. Polly Melville was 14 years old, an athletic schoolgirl living just outside Tain in the Scottish Highlands. She had always felt fit and healthy, but was now struggling to fight off what seemed like a chest infection. She lost weight. Her lymph glands were terribly swollen. After months of tests, she was given a devastating dia...
Tags: Health, Science, Children, Cancer, Society, Fertility problems, James, Hodgkin, Lynne, Tain, Polly Melville

December linkfest

It’s the end of the year as we know it, and I feel linky. * New York-based creative director Lukas Weber turned some familiar online abbreviations – LOL, ROFL, BTW, and more – into familiar-looking logos. (Via Brand New blog)     * “An examination of today’s American skull logos shows a variety of businesses exhibiting crude expressions of menace, juvenile assertions of badassedness, and more than a little fascist iconography.” (Emblemetric) * Separated by a Common Language, th...
Tags: UK, New York, Design, California, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Atlantic, Linguistics, Humor, Perfume, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Word Of The Year, Nancy Pelosi, Colors

The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Staying north of the border for one more post, I'm hoping some of you will have heard of The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and if not you are about to, so please settle back in your chair and read on because I NEED you. Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world.  With a total value of over £30,000, it is unique for rewarding writing of excepti...
Tags: Books, UK, Ireland, Kirsty Wark, Hilary Mantel, Duke, Wolf Hall, Andrea Levy, Commonwealth, The Garden, Walter Scott, Wolf, Scott, HILARY, Queensbury, Michael Ondaatje

Despite devastating losses, Woolsey fire victims count their blessings ahead of Thanksgiving Day

The stench of destruction hung in the air Wednesday in unincorporated Agoura Hills. Amid scorched hillsides and sunny skies, Gary and Valerie Haynes stood next to what had been their ranch home of 43 years – now mainly just a stone chimney surrounded by rubble. The home where they raised their five children, where they had celebrated so many Thanksgivings and other holidays, is gone. “It’s like a person died,” Gary Haynes, 81, said at the site ravaged by the destructive Woolsey fire. “I guess it...
Tags: News, Thanksgiving, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Ventura County, Tolkien, Levis, Matthew, Malibu, Ventura, Gary, Los Angeles County, Haynes, Simi Valley