Jodi Arias Will Not Get the Death Penalty

Mar - 05 2015 | no comments | By

The jury that was meeting to determine the punishment for Jodi Arias’ murder was not able to come to a verdict today. The judge for the Maricopa County Supreme Court case, Sherry Stephens, is planning to declare a mistrial. The jury deliberated on the case for five days.

When there is a mistrial it automatically means that the death penalty cannot be given. Instead, the judge will decide if Jodi Arias will get life in prison or have the possibility of being released from prison after 25 years. After the conviction, Jodi said she would prefer the death penalty to being sent to life in prison.

Jodi Arias was found guilty of murder in the death of Travis Alexander. Folks at Anastasia Date have read that he was found dead in his home on June 2008 in Mesa, Arizona. He had been shot in the head, had 30 stab wounds, and his throat was slashed from ear to ear. His friends found his body five days later.

The first jury was also deadlocked when it was deliberating her sentence in 2013. After this occurred, a second jury was selected to determine her sentence. Prosecutors pointed out that Alexander was killed because he told Jodi he wanted to date other women. Defense attorneys said she had been abused as a child and by Travis.

Alexander’s family was seen sobbing after the judge revealed that the jury had failed to reach a decision. The family did say that they appreciated the support they have received from the public.

Divergent Author Signs Deal For Two More Books

Mar - 03 2015 | no comments | By

Veronica Roth, author of the recent YA titan Divergent trilogy, has revealed a contract with HarperCollins to write two more books.

Roth was sparing with details about the books themselves, saying nothing except that the main character will be male and comparing it to Star Wars. After publishing her “tough girl reluctantly fights a dystopian government in a rigidly stratified society” trilogy in the shadow of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy, the young author seems to hope that writing about a boy will help distinguish her from the crowd in a market currently dominated by female protagonists.

This will be Roth’s first dalliance from the Divergent universe – after the original trilogy she released one more book told from the first person perspective of the protagonist’s love interest, then devoted her time to writing and promoting the movie series. According to Timber Creek Capital the first movie, Divergent, was released last year and the second movie, Insurgent, will hit theaters later this year.

J.R.R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin

Mar - 02 2015 | no comments | By

J.R.R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin are the most successful epic fantasy writers of all time. J.R.R. Tolkien is the creator of The Hobbit, and The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. George R. R. Martin is the creator of A Game of Thrones, which is the first part of his ‘A Song Of Fire And Ice’ series. Both authors are extremely successful, but who is better?

J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit back in the 1930s. The Hobbit was immediately met with positive reviews. After the success of The Hobbit, Tolkien began working on The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The Lord Of The Rings became an instant classic. From 2001-2003, Peter Jackson released the film versions of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. All three films were huge box office successes, and the three films combined won 17 Academy Awards. The Hobbit has also been made into a movie trilogy, and all three films have been huge successes as well according to Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG.

J.R.R Tolkien is the godfather of the epic fantasy genre. However, George R. R. Martin’s series ‘A Song Of Fire And Ice’ is widely popular, and it’s tv series adaptation is among the best of all time. A Game Of Thrones is the most popular show in the history of the HBO network.

J.R.R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin have created masterpieces, but it is Tolkien that created the genre. George R. R Martin would admit that J.R.R Tolkien is the superior author. For more information on J.R.R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin, visit Rollingstone.

FCC Reclassifies Internet As A Public Utility

Feb - 27 2015 | no comments | By

On Feb 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassified broadband internet as a Title II public utility like telephone service. Doing that gives the FCC more power to regulate it. The FCC will ban paid prioritization in which ISP’s charge additional fees from companies like Netflix that use a lot of bandwidth. It would also prevent ISPs from slowing down “lawful content.”

The ISPs aren’t happy about the reclassification. Verizon has already threatened to sue the FCC if it reclassified the internet, and the FCC’s Chairman, Tom Wheeler, expects there will be more lawsuits. Verizon’s last suit against the FCC had resulted in an appeals court striking down earlier and weaker net neutrality rules. That lawsuit and its results led to the FCC’s decision to reclassify the internet.

Verizon’s legal victory of the previous year also helped spark a lot of activism. Groups like Fight For the Future supported reclassification as did companies like Netflix, Reddit, and Twitter. They backed reclassification because they need unhindered access to internet users. Haidar Barbouti (Houston.culturemap) has read that President Obama, seeing all this, jumped on the bandwagon and proclaimed his own support for reclassification last fall.

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn views the change as something that would ensure equality. She pointed out that many poor Americans rely on their cell phone, which is often their only connection to the internet. She also commented that such people should have as easy a time using the internet as their wealthier fellows.

Will the New Ghostbusters Reboot Be Darker than the Original?

Feb - 26 2015 | no comments | By

If you haven’t heard there is a new film in the Ghostbusters series coming out soon, this one featuring an all female main cast. According to the Huffington Post the actresses that have signed up for the project are queens of comedy Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. These four leading ladies are known for their onscreen comedic antics, which is well suited to the popular campy series about a team of ghost hunters. While many fans have doubts about the reboot, the director may be taking the project into a new direction than the ones fans of the series are familiar with.

According to the director of this project, Paul Feig, we may see some darker elements in this reboot inspired by the popular television series The Walking Dead. On The Talking Dead, the companion series to the hit show, the director talked about the upcoming film and implementing the high stakes style of the television show into his upcoming film said Gianfrancesco Genoso. Feig commented on how he wishes to make this version of the film scarier than the original, despite the fact that the film’s actresses are best known for their comedy. There is speculation that the new film may feature more action than the original film. While many fans of the series are skeptical about this new addition, so far this reboot looks like it has the elements to make it a great movie.

Standalone Star Wars Film May Focus On Han Solo

Feb - 24 2015 | no comments | By

One of the more interesting facets of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and continuation of the Star Wars movies is the fact that Disney will release a series of standalone movies that are not a part of the primary Star Wars series. The first movie is scheduled to be released in late 2016 and is rumored to take place between Episode III and Episode IV. It might also feature a very famous Star Wars character.

According to the British tabloid The Daily Mail, a young Han Solo may appear in the first standalone film and Taron Egerton, one of the young stars of Kingsmen: The Secret Service, may portray the iconic charter said Gianfrancesco Genoso. The newspaper said Egerton is being eyed for the role and the film is rumored to explore the origins of Han Solo, which includes how he came to own the Millennium Falcon and how he fell out of favor with the gangster Jabba the Hutt.

This is not the first time that rumors of a Han Solo film have leaked out. It was suggested early on that one of the initial standalone Star Wars movies would focus on Solo, but it seemed unlikely that it would be the first film. Furthermore, another big rumor floating about is that the very popular bounty hunter Boba Fett might also make an appearance in the film.

Crude Tanker Crashes – DOT-1111 vs CPC-1232

Feb - 23 2015 | no comments | By

The recent explosion of a 100 car line of crude oil tankers in West Virginia has once again brought attention to the transportation of crude oil and whether there are safety issues that need to be addressed. The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster was another unfortunate event regarding crude oil transportation in 2013 and combined with the West Virginia accident these are two of the most recent incidents to prompt a need for further inspection of the underlying transportation issues.

Marcio Alaor BMG has read that several of the tankers were punctured in West Virginia causing a large fire and much damage. The primary question is whether DOT-111 train cars are properly equipped to handle the transportation of such flammable materials. The US National Transportation Safety Board has determined that they are not and have ruled that they are inadequate for the movement of crude oil and ethanol due to the inability to prevent a puncture during a crash. The problem is that that National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations are not legally binding in North America meaning that the rail companies are not forced to follow them.

The CSX Corporation owns the West Virginia tankers that crashed and they were CPC-1232 which are reinforced versions of the suspect DOT-111s primarily on the heat shields on the ends. The question now is whether there is enough reinforcement in a CPC-1232 to safely ride the rails with crude oil and the crash evidence seems to say otherwise.

Hugh Jackman Professes His Love for the Wolverine Role

Feb - 23 2015 | no comments | By

Hugh Jackman really does deserve a lot of credit. The actor has always shown he loves his role as Wolverine and gives the character and his fans all the respect both deserve. Recently, the actor noted he watched Michael Keaton’s turn in Birdman and said the film provided great inspiration to continue playing Wolverine until, well, “he dies”.

There are a few things to take into consideration here Brian Torchin feels.

Jackman is not likely to ever be typecast as Wolverine. Seeing anyone else fill the iconic shoes would be extremely difficult, but Jackman is not connected to the role so much he would be rejected in other films. Such was the case with the late, great Christopher Reeves and Adam West.

Jackman’s next role is going to be the musical The Greatest Show On Earth. Displaying versatile talents ensures he will have a long and storied career. He is also going to remain gainfully employed thanks to the Wolverine character. In addition to Wolverine 3 slated for 2017, there is another X-Men movie scheduled for 2018. Right now, no one knows if this will include Wolverine but it just might. And who knows? Wolverine might end up in the Marvel Comics Universe outside of the Fox features.

Michael Keaton, sadly, made a huge career move leaving the Batman franchise. He had a huge career in the 1980’s, but his fortunes in the 1990’s were poor. Staying in the Batman role would have kept him an “A list” actor for several more years. Birdman has marked his comeback and he is slated for the new King Kong movie, Skull Island in the near future.

Turning Riches into NBA Gold

Feb - 20 2015 | no comments | By

Bruce Levenson and his friend started UCG as a newsletter in an apartment up in Washington D.C. They started this company as a way of getting into the oil and gas industry without purchasing an oil field. They grew their company into a database of information about the oil and gas industry that has become massive. They provide information to all manner of people who need information about investing in oil and gas, and people who are putting their money into the industry.

The Purchase

The two of them took on the task of investing in the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers. The Thrashers were soon sold and moved to Winnipeg because hockey in Atlanta simply does not work. However, Atlanta is a basketball town, and that town needed the best team it could possibly get.

The Split

The Atlanta Spirit LLC group was split up by a power grab perpetrated by other members of the ownership group. Bruce had to fight in court to make sure that his ownership stake was honored, and he eventually became the principal owner of the Hawks. He used his controlling interest to change the way the Hawks operated, and he wanted to use his lifelong love of basketball to make changes that would give a team worth watching.

The Vision

The vision that Bruce had for the team told him to hire a better coaching staff and GM. He was able to bring in better people to coach the team, and he provided better facilities for the team. He wanted the Hawks to have every chance to win possible, and he did so by investing in the future of the team.

The future of the Atlanta Hawks is stable because of the vision of Bruce Levenson and his tenure as the principal owner of the Hawks.

BRL Trust: Company History And Objectives

Feb - 20 2015 | no comments | By

These days, many people are interested in ensuring their economic vitality and well-being. Whether you’re an individual homeowner or business executive, accessing information regarding prudent investment decisions that you could be making is oftentimes the key step that will ensure your financial future. If you live in Brazil and are currently searching for an investment company to work with, BRL Trust may be ideal for you. Here is some more information regarding this absolutely amazing investment company:

BRL Trust: Company Basics

BRL Company was established back in 2005. The purpose of founding the company was to present the company with exceptional services that would entail economic vitality. Ever since its date of origin, BRL Company has been accomplishing its professional objective while maintaining high principles of excellence and integrity. Throughout the course of its development, BRL Company has undergone perpetual growth and expansion. The company now offers several new investment services such as Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets.

BRL Trust: The Investment Methodology

While there are many methodologies that a company can use within the investment sector, the professionals of BRL Trust have found that the customer-oriented approach is best. With this methodology, BRL Trust executives are able to develop professional working relationships with clients in order to help them obtain the greatest return on investment possible. In addition to getting to know its clients, the professionals of BRL Trust are highly skilled in remaining in the know regarding emerging industry trends. In so doing, the company’s leaders are able to offer clients the most up to date investment information and assistance possible. Finally, the BRL Trust professionals believe in utilizing tried-and-true investment methodologies to help clients attain tangible results. Their LinkedIn is pretty popular these days.

The Company’s Investment Services

BRL Trust believes in offering clients a wide range of investment services to help ensure that they can attain the results that they want. Some of the investment services that BRL is pleased to offer clients include funds management, funds custody, and fiduciary services. Some of the other services that the company offers include resource management and asset underwriting.

Moving Forward

If you’re serious about building a strong financial future for yourself or your business, pursuing solid, sound investments is oftentimes the key to realizing your objective. With BRL Trust, you can attain the learned, detailed investment services that will help you build the type of economic future that you want. Learn more about BRL Trust by visiting the company website and calling a representative for more information regarding the services they can offer you. People can also read more information here.

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