Will Forte Shares Recreations Of Classic Album Covers During Appearance On ‘The Tonight Show’ [Watch]

first_imgActor Will Forte was one of the featured guests on Tuesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he regaled the host and his audience with stories of his love for Ozzy Osbourne to go with a visual recap of a recent trip throughout the Irish countryside.Forte began his guest segment on the popular late-night show by explaining that his initial reason for making the trip overseas last month was to attend one of the shows on Ozzy’s No More Tours II Tour. Those initial run of European dates were postponed in late-January due to Osbourne’s health, forcing Forte and his companions to find new ways to keep themselves entertained while in Ireland without a concert to attend. Forte went on to further explain how the sight-seeing portion of their trip ended up involving recreations of well-known classic album covers, starting with Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, which was based around the natural landscape of Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.Related: Watch Will Forte’s Hilarious Parody Of Gregg Allman on “The Tonight Show” With Jimmy FallonForte and his friend found almost the exact location of the landscape where the original album artwork was framed, only to create their own interpretation with a nearly-naked Forte as the stand-in. Other classic album covers which Forte and his friends reworked included The Beatles‘ Abby Road, U2‘s The Joshua Tree, and Nirvana’s Nevermind. Fans can check out the video of last night’s interview segment below to hear Forte explain how his latest hobby came about.Will Forte Interview – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Speaking of Ozzy Osbourne, the famous singer was forced to be hospitalized (again) last week due to complications from what initially was diagnosed as the flu. Osbourne has since been released back into the wild and his tour is scheduled to start up again on Sunday, March 9th beginning with the leg of shows in Australia. Fans can head over to Osbourne’s website for ticket info.last_img read more

Author discusses stigmatization, narratives of ‘ordinary abortion’

first_imgClaire Rafford Northwestern professor of bioethics and law and author Katie Watson, left, spoke about normalizing public discussion about abortion in a lecture Tuesday.Watson said her focus on the abortion controversy began when she was teaching a group of medical students about abortion and noticed the everyday stigma surrounding the subject.“Given that prevalence, that was part of the reason the ethics of the topic was relevant for [the medical students] to understand and discuss, regardless of what specialty they’d be going into, that they were going to be expected to be somewhat of the ‘cocktail party expert’ on all sorts of medical issues — not just with the commonness of this procedure for their patients, but also with their family members, their colleagues and friends — and that they just be able to understand it,” Watson said.“I just was so struck by this idea that, ‘Why is the fact that abortion is common not common knowledge?” she added.Watson’s book focuses on “ordinary abortion,” a term she coined herself, which she defined as the reality faced by the vast majority of women who have abortions, rather than the most extreme and tragic cases.“I meant ordinary and — as I say in the book — not to diminish significance to so many and its importance in our culture, but to juxtapose it and make the point that my observation is in our public debate, we talk about what I call ‘extraordinary abortion,’” she said. “It makes sense that advocates raise up cases that trigger our emotions … and those cases are real and important, but they reflect collectively less than 5 percent of all abortion cases. So the cases we discuss the most are the cases that are heard the least.”When looking at the abortion issue, Watson said she noticed “master plots” — repeated themes and stories throughout a culture — about the debate that was not reflected in her personal experience.“I started to notice when I looked at the public abortion conversations that I was starting to see master plots — narratives that just didn’t match what I was hearing from patients or physicians and the social science research that I was reading,” she said. “Master plots serve a really valuable function in cultures. They’re educational, they’re instructive, they’re often about morality — they’re just values and characters. But when they don’t match, again, I’m interested in those gaps.”One of the most prevalent “master plots,” Watson said, is that the choice to terminate a pregnancy is always a difficult decision for a woman. “If a woman put a very, very high moral value on the embryo she carried, that would be very difficult if she was feeling like she needed to weigh that against her own interests or concerns or imperatives — that would be a really difficult decision,” Watson said. “If a woman thought the moral value of an embryo was low, it might not be as difficult for her to measure that. Embedded in abortion is always a difficult decision, and it’s really a master plot to say abortion ought to be a difficult decision.”Watson added that some other “master plots” she noticed were that abortion is a women’s issue, when it also affects men and the families of the patients, since many women who have abortions already have children, she said. Though the Supreme Court asserted the right to have an abortion in the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, Watson said she laments the fact that the conversation seems to have stifled since then.“I think of abortion as a freedom of conscience issue,” she said. “I think there’s no science that’s going to end this debate. But the constitutional right has become the end of a conversation rather than the beginning of a conversation. [In] every other area in which we have legal freedom, that’s the beginning of the conversation. How would you like to live, how would you like to use that freedom, what is good, what is right, what will keep humans flourishing, what is just — rather than the end of a conversation.”Watson said she feels it is important to promote public discourse on the abortion controversy.“I think abortion should remain a constitutional right, that people should be free to define and do that by their conscience, but of course, [people should be] free to try to persuade one another, convince one another, support one another, live by our lights, which I know is difficult,” she said. “It’s just painful and difficult, but that is where I [lie] on so many issues of pluralism.”One of the issues surrounding the pro-life and pro-choice issues is the great cost to raising a child in the United States, Watson added.“We are not a family-friendly country,” she said. “We do not help mothers and children, and that’s something I think we can all work towards and that I am deeply committed to. … [Do you] want to lower the abortion rate? Make it economically possible to raise children in this country.”During the question-and-answer portion of the conversation, Notre Dame history professor Fr. Bill Miscamble asked Watson about how to define when a fetus becomes a person.“One of the issues that, as I understand it, you look at in this sort of pluralism approach, is you are going to leave it to individuals to determine personhood of the baby,” Miscamble said. “Is there a gradation along that line, or would you say it’s the choice of anyone to destroy that baby one day before birth, and that would be then infanticide one day after birth? [This is] one of the strongest arguments as you listen to the pro-life forces and try to represent them for personhood of the child. It just seems that it’s absurd to say one day before it’s not a person, and one day after it is.”Watson responded to Miscamble’s question by citing the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.“I think that the Supreme Court, from a legal perspective, actually did a great job with viability and here’s why,” she said. “It’s actually scientifically inaccurate to say that a one-celled organism has everything it needs to become a person. What it also needs is to live inside a woman’s body for a minimum of six months or else it cannot survive. So, just biologically and scientifically, they cannot be considered as separate from one another. … There’s no debate about her personhood, and so if, by her lights, in that pluralism model, she views before viability as that embryo something that may be destroyed that has not achieved a personhood that prevents that for her, since she’s the one that will have to live with that consequence, I do think that allowing her to make that choice feels morally and ethically and legally appropriate.”Tags: ethics, Irish 4 Reproductive Health, ordinary abortion, Roe v. Wade Irish 4 Reproductive Health hosted a conversation with Katie Watson, an associate professor of bioethics and law at Northwestern University and author of “Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Ordinary Abortion” in which she advocated for destigmatizing discussing the subject of abortion in everyday life. April Lidinsky, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Indiana University South Bend, moderated the discussion Tuesday in Corbett Family Hall. last_img read more

Sanders says most Vermonters saw federal taxes drop

first_imgOn today’s income tax filing deadline, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said federal taxes are down for most middle-class Vermonters and Americans but much more needs to be done to create a fair and equitable tax system.“Despite much political rhetoric to the contrary, 99 percent of Vermont working families and individuals received a much-needed average federal tax cut of over $1,100 for 2009,” Sanders said.As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, some 300,000 Vermont households were able to receive a tax cut of up to $400 ($800 for married couples). Further, 14,000 Vermont families were able to receive an expanded tax cut to send their kids to college last year. More than 20,000 Vermont children benefitted from an expansion in the child tax credit. Nearly 60,000 Vermont small businesses received tax cuts to purchase new equipment and other things. Nationwide, Congress cut individual federal income taxes by about $173 billion shortly after President Obama took office. “This tax relief is welcome news for Vermonters who continue to suffer through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” the senator said.While federal taxes on middle class fell, Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy continue to increase the skyrocketing federal deficit and too many large corporations took advantage of loopholes in the tax code to evade paying billions of dollars. “Congress has a lot of work to do to create a fairer tax system. This tax day we must resolve to make the tax code more progressive, simpler and fairer to the American people,” Sanders said.“With the top 1 percent now earning more income than the bottom 50 percent and the gap between the very rich and everyone else growing wider, we have to make sure that the wealthiest in our society and the largest and most profitable corporations in America pay their fair share in taxes. This is especially relevant given the reality that we have a record-breaking deficit and our national debt is approaching $13 trillion.” The federal tax code is so absurd that Warren Buffett, the third richest person in the world worth $47 billion, pays a lower overall tax rate than his secretary.  Equally outrageous is the fact that the top 25 hedge fund managers who made an average of $1 billion last year, pay a lower effective tax rate than many teachers, nurses, police officers, and fire fighters. Sanders also called it a “national disgrace” that Exxon Mobil, the most profitable corporation in history, evaded paying billions in taxes last year by setting up tax shelters in the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, among other things.  “As gas prices continue to climb, making it harder for Vermonters to afford to commute to work, Exxon Mobil shouldn’t be allowed to skirt its tax bill by setting up bogus tax shelters in the Caribbean,” he said.A member of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders said he will work to repeal the Bush tax breaks for the wealthiest 1 percent, end corporate tax loopholes, and make the tax code fairer and simpler for ordinary Vermonters.Source: Sanders office. 4.15.2010last_img read more

New Chapter announces acquisition of Canadian distribution rights

first_imgNew Chapter Inc,New Chapter, Inc of Brattleboro today announced the acquisition of its Canadian distribution rights by its newly formed subsidiary, New Chapter Canada, Inc. New Chapter Canada acquired the distribution rights of New Chapter products from the Canadian company Advantage Health Matters. “Today marks a significant step towards spreading the healing mission,” said New Chapter Founder, Formulator and Master Herbalist Paul Schulick. “We share many common bonds with Canada. Along with sharing a border, we share a commitment to educating on and delivering natural healing remedies. Purchasing our distribution rights was the logical next step. We are now able to bring our full capabilities to Canada.”The decision to purchase its Canadian distribution rights was influenced by the successful business relationship between Advantage Health Matters President Jerry Zeifman and New Chapter. “We have a wonderful history with Advantage Health Matters. Jerry is a trustworthy and inspired health enthusiast and a trusted business partner. He is personally dedicated to being a living example of health and healing,” said Schulick. “Jerry and his team have laid a tremendous foundation, the customers have been very receptive to New Chapter.”Beginning immediately, New Chapter Canada will introduce new bilingual packaging, brochures, national advertising and a new bilingual Canadian website. New Chapter Canada’s newly appointed General Manager, Disa Pratt, believes that “Gaining control of our distribution rights gives us the ability to have a more direct relationship with retailers. We can now more fully utilize our soul to soul marketing approach in better serving our customers.”Executive TeamGeneral Manager, Disa Pratt and National Sales Manager, Tarini Bauliya will head the New Chapter Canada executive team. Jerry Zeifman will continue his relationship with New Chapter as the Vice President of Business Development, New Chapter Canada.About New Chapter CanadaNew Chapter Canada, located in Markham ON, is a subsidiary of New Chapter, Inc. New Chapter is a widely respected formulator, producer, packager and distributor of organic probiotic nutrients and herbal formulations, selling products to over 2,000 natural channel retail locations, as well as medical professionals and pharmacies.The company is an industry pioneer in cultured whole-food vitamins, herbs and minerals, making their probiotic nutrients the superior alternative to the synthetic isolates of most vitamin brands. New Chapter was the first vitamin and supplement company to receive Non-GMO Project verification.For additional information visit NewChapter.ca.New Chapter donates 10% or more of its after-tax profits to the conservation of tropical rainforests and the sacred seeds that sustain all herbal traditions. BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Rescue Squads Help You When You Need Them Most. Now You Can Help Them.

first_imgRescue teams are primarily made up of volunteers who train for countless hours each year to save your sorry ass when you’re lost, sick, or injured. They spend sleepless nights searching backcountry terrain, and they often spend their own money and use their own gear to help find you.You may not have given much thought to the search and rescue squads scattered across the mountains, or maybe you assumed they were paid handsomely for their work. Nearly all of the search and rescue teams in Southern Appalachia are comprised of volunteers who spend their time and money helping you when you need them most.Now here’s a chance for you to help them. The Buncombe County Rescue Squad is holding an open house and fundraiser meal on Saturday, February 2 from 12-4 p.m. For $10, enjoy the Jumbalaya Jubilee from while you peruse silent auction and raffle items from Black Dome Mountain Sports, Eagle’s Nest Outfitters, the Asheville Tourists, and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort. Then stick around for an open house and demonstrations of ambulances, medical gear, rescue gear, and commonly used rope rescue techniques. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to join a search and rescue squad, this is your chance to talk to squad members and literally learn the ropes.The entire event is at the Rescue Squad headquarters at 116 Hansel Drive in Asheville. Find out more on the Facebook page here. Can’t make it on February 2? You can also show your support by donating through their site here.last_img read more

Hobby farm property comes with unlimited avocados

first_img21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.NESTLED on a hill in picturesque Mount Nathan you will find Bruce and Jennifer Kingston’s sprawling property.The pair, former restaurateurs, bought the land in 2011 and built their dream home, taking full advantage of the stunning ocean views. 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.“It’s run on organic principals because there’s been no poisons or pesticides on the property for at least a decade.” 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.Rural living, relaxed lifestyle…More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Be bushfire ready00:34 Related videos 00:34Be bushfire ready00:24Dreamy Daylesford nature home 02:07Regional areas that are booming!03:18The Converted: Bedford Trucks02:33The Converted: Chicory Kiln02:46Future Homes: Fluid design What they created was a contemporary four-bedroom masterpiece with high ceilings, spacious living areas and pool.“The block was actually 10 to 15 feet deep in Lantana and we had to clear it away to get in,” Mr Kingston said.“But as soon as I saw the view I knew it was worth it. 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.“On a clear day we can see Moreton Bay to the north and Coolangatta to the south.”Mr Kingston said the property could be enjoyed as a hobby farm with more than 100 established trees including mango, avocado, banana, paw, lemon and lime. 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.“The avocado and mango trees were here originally and the rest have been added by us,” he said.“We have a background in food and this was just an interesting idea. It was never meant to be a commercial farm but probably could be if it’s managed properly.last_img read more

This Kelvin Grove home attracted five offers in 10 days

first_img27A Broadhurst Street, Kelvin GroveA STUNNING five-bedroom home with swimming pool and playground has sold at Kelvin Grove for more than a million dollars.Coronis Kelvin Grove agent Jordan Bain said a young family bought the property at 27A Broadhurst St for $1,435,000 late last month.He said the 974sq m block was particularly appealing to buyers.It hit the market in the new year and sold just weeks later.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I think we had 14 groups through (in the first week), the following week we had another 10 or so,” Mr Bain said. 27A Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove“I think we had five offers in 10 days.“The majority of the (potential) buyers we got through were young families.”Mr Bain said more and more young families were looking to buy in the area, mostly because of the schools.He said buyers looking in surrounding areas closer to the city would often look in Kelvin Grove as well because it was slightly more affordable.According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median sale price for a house in Kelvin Grove was $765,000 and $428,000 for a unit.last_img read more

Sherwood seeks clarity over future

first_img Former Tottenham and England boss Glenn Hoddle is second favourite among bookmakers for the post – behind Sherwood – and confirmed his interest in the job before the match, while Frank de Boer and Louis van Gaal continue to be mentioned as potential appointments. “Whoever takes this job is in a good position,” Sherwood said. “Andre has left the club in a good state, to be honest. There’s nothing wrong with the job he’s done. “If you look at the league table, we’re right up there. We’re also in the European competition next stage. “You can’t knock what he has done at the club, but it is just up to someone now to take it on and hopefully take it onto the next step.” If Sherwood ends up only being at the helm for a short period, whoever comes in will be thanking him for rejuvenating Adebayor. Having been cast aside by Villas-Boas, the Togo striker has scored three goals in two starts under the interim manager and was superb throughout at St Mary’s. “Listen, we all know Adebayor, we all know he’s a top player,” Sherwood said. “He doesn’t need any motivating to go and play now because he’s not played for a long time. He’s a top player and is certainly warranting his place in the team at the moment. “I’ve not said anything to him. Nothing. It’s down to him. “I’ve not had to gee him up. All I’ve said is: ‘There you go Ade, you are going to play and I want you to attack. I want the defenders to defend and the midfielders to play in midfield. Go out there, crack on and do what you do.’ It’s a simple game. “That’s how I’ve always viewed it; it’s about getting the ball to your top players in the right areas of the field. That’s what the players did with us.” The victory stops the rot at Spurs, but continues Southampton’s frustrating recent form. Saints, who took the lead through Adam Lallana and made it 2-2 through Rickie Lambert, have now gone six matches with a win – hardly the best preparation for trips to Cardiff and Everton. “It was very frustrating, we are very angry about the result,” said manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been linked with the vacant Spurs post. “We actually dressed up as Santa Claus today and gifted them so many goals and so many chances. “We started off quite well in the first half, we got the 1-0 and we were very close to getting the 2-0 but then when we conceded the equaliser it was very hard to get back in the game, especially in the second half it was very tough.” The Portuguese was sacked less than 24 hours after last weekend’s 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool, with head of football development Sherwood handed temporary control. Sherwood’s first match at the helm resulted in a Capital One Cup exit to West Ham, but on Sunday he oversaw his first victory with an attack-minded display at Southampton. Tim Sherwood is hoping for talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy on Monday to find out whether he will stay on as Andre Villas-Boas’ successor. Emmanuel Adebayor netted either side of a Jos Hooiveld own goal as Spurs ran out 3-2 victors, resulting in bookmakers immediately shortening odds on the former midfielder being handed the reins on a permanent basis. The win will certainly not do those chances any harm and Sherwood hopes to take control of the Boxing Day clash with West Brom with a clearer idea on his future. Asked what happens next for him, Sherwood said: “Ideal for me is to have a chat with the chairman and see what’s best for the football club moving forward. “I need to know what they’re thinking moving forwards. I don’t want this job for five minutes. That’s no interest to me. “It is either are we going to move it forward or not? That’s where we are. “There are some great candidates out there for this job. It’s a massive club with history and tradition. “It is fantastic, a great honour to represent them, but it needs to be right for me and, first and foremost, right for the football club. “I need to talk to the chairman and see what he’s got planned. I’ll see him tomorrow because I’m in at the training ground. I’m sure it won’t be before that.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Could We Have T.S. Nestor by the Weekend?

first_imgAn area in the Gulf of Mexico has a 70% chance of development into Tropical Storm Nestor over the next 5 days.Regardless of what this becomes, it will approach the Gulf Coast on Friday and Saturday and bring heavy rainfall to areas across the south.System in the Bay of Campeche getting more organized and the National Hurricane Center has raised the chance of development to 70% over the next 2 days. It may become a depression or storm late today. pic.twitter.com/IAphQ6MtrW— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) October 17, 2019 Northern Florida and the panhandle will be on the wetter side of the storm, so downpours are possible at times for the beginning of our weekend.last_img

FA Fines Chelsea, Tottenham

first_imgThat incident was missed by the match officials but captured by television cameras, with Dembele subsequently hit with a six-match ban.Chelsea came from two goals down to ensure a share of the spoils, with Eden Hazard’s 83rd minute equaliser confirming Leicester City as Premier League champions at Tottenham’s expense.In a statement confirming the punishment, the FA referenced four separate breaches by Chelsea under rule E20 since November 2014, alongside two offences from Tottenham during the same period.Chelsea and Tottenham were also warned with regards to their future conduct following an independent regulatory commission hearing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Football Association has fined Chelsea and Tottenham £375,000 and £225,000 respectively for failing to control their players during the 2-2 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on May 2.Both clubs have admitted three breaches of FA rule E20 in relation to incidents in the 45th and 87th minutes of a heated London derby.During the first confrontation, featuring numerous players from each side after a challenge between Willian and Danny Rose, Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele attempted to eye-gouge Chelsea striker Diego Costa.last_img read more