Day: August 1, 2020

Dave Bautista tried to star in The Batman

Dave Bautista has forged quite an impressive movie career over the last decade or so.

After appearances in Smallville, Chuck, Relative Strangers, Wrong Side Of Town, The Man With The Iron Fists, and even Neighbours, the former wrestler really shot to prominence with his turn as Drax The Destroyer in Guardians Of The Galaxy. 

Since then, he has reprised the character in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, in between portrayals in Spectre and Blade Runner 2049.

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He’s also set to appear in the Dune remake, and fought hard to make sure that James Gunn was rehired as the writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3. 

Clearly this is only the beginning, though, as Bautista even set his sights on appearing in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman. The 51-year-old

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The Maryland county where Barron Trump attends school has ordered private schools to stay closed until October

The Maryland school where Barron Trump attends will remain closed until October due to a Montgomery County, Maryland mandate.
The Maryland school where Barron Trump attends will remain closed until October due to a Montgomery County, Maryland mandate.

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  • The Maryland private school that Barron Trump attends will not be permitted to open for in-person classes until at least October under a countywide mandate ordering private schools to remain closed.

  • As The New York Times previously reported, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, previously planned a virtual-only return to class or a hybrid model that would have allowed students in classrooms.

  • President Trump and his administration have for weeks been adamant that schools reopen to students for the upcoming school year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Maryland county home to the school attended by President Donald Trump’s son, Barron, has ordered private schools to remain closed through the month of September.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we

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Team news, how to watch

Arsenal-Chelsea: Frank Lampard wants Chelsea to bring silverware into the new season, having already clinched a place in the Champions League.

Mikel Arteta needs that silverware just to keep his project in the Europa League.

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Yeah, the stakes are high for Saturday’s FA Cup Final, where the tournament’s winningest side meets its blue London rivals at 12:30 pm ET.

FA Cup history

Arsenal has won the FA Cup a record 13 times, one more than Manchester United and five more times than its Saturday opponents. Chelsea last won in 2018 while Arsenal won the previous season.

Last chance for silverware

While Chelsea is still technically alive in Europe, down 3-0 to Bayern Munich and the home leg of a Champions League Round of 16 tie, the FA Cup Final is far and away both clubs’ best chance at silverware in their new

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How To Write Your Stanford GSB Essay

Andrew Brodhead – Stanford News

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious b-schools in the world.

To maintain its prestige, the b-school is highly selective of who it accepts.

Matt Symonds, co-founder and director of Fortuna Admissions, recently discussed what kind of applicants Stanford GSB looks for and how applicants can write strong essays.

WHO GSB SEEKS

The ideal student at Stanford GSB, according to the school’s evaluation criteria, is someone who possesses three main characteristics: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions.

“Stanford is looking not just for extremely bright and successful professionals, but also young people who have strong values, and who want to have a positive impact in the world,” Fortuna’s Heidi Hillis, Stanford GSB alum and former alumni interviewer, says. “The school genuinely wants to get to know you and to understand your values. Stanford MBAs are

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As a woman who loves women, Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ lyrics resonated deeply with my queer experiences

Taylor Swift's "Folklore" has found an eager audience of queer listeners.
Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” has found an eager audience of queer listeners.

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  • Taylor Swift’s new album “Folklore” blends fantasy and reality together for a masterclass in storytelling that can resonate with a diverse set of listeners. 

  • For me, “Folklore” is a tribute to the experiences I’ve had as a gay woman, from my childhood to my first lesbian relationship and my present-day struggle with femininity. 

  • I interpret the lyrics on songs like “Seven,” “August,” and “Mirrorball” with queer experiences like first love, being closeted, and gender presentation. 

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Released last week, Taylor Swift’s surprise studio album “Folklore” has already become one of the best collections of her career, if not the outright winner. It’s a winding, melancholy trip that Swift says blends together fantasy and reality. 

It’s well documented that Swift’s strength lies in her lyrical storytelling, and her best deep cuts tend

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A safe alternative to school?

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates.

What’s happening

The debate over whether to reopen schools in the fall centers around the choice between two bad options. Either children attend school in-person and risk catching the virus and infecting those around them or kids, once again, suffer through an extended period of substandard online learning.

Faced with these two choices, some parents are banding together to create an alternative: Small in-home group education settings known as learning pods. Homeschooling is, of course, nothing new. But the realities of the pandemic have pushed more families to consider temporarily taking their kids’ education into their own hands. One Facebook group designed to help parents meet and coordinate with potential pod-mates has gained more than 30,000 members since it was created three weeks ago.

Individual pods can look very different. In some pods, parents split teaching duties

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As More Schools Stay Online, One That Opened Now Has a Virus Problem

Greenfield Central Junior High School in Greenfield, Ind., where some students were ordered to quarantine for two weeks after a student tested positive for the coronavirus on the school's first day with students back, July 31, 2020. (A J Mast/The New York Times)
Greenfield Central Junior High School in Greenfield, Ind., where some students were ordered to quarantine for two weeks after a student tested positive for the coronavirus on the school’s first day with students back, July 31, 2020. (A J Mast/The New York Times)

One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected?

On the first day of classes Thursday, a call from the county health department notified Greenfield Central Junior High School in Indiana that a student who had walked the halls and sat in various classrooms had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Administrators began an emergency protocol, isolating the student and ordering everyone who had come into close

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Tesla has a huge lead over other automakers. See how the electric-car company’s brand became so mighty.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has built Tesla into one the most powerful brands in the world.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has built Tesla into one the most powerful brands in the world.

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

In the car business, it’s often said that brands are grand, but products pay the bills. In other words, you can capture or retain customers with what your company stands for, but long-term, if you don’t have great vehicles, you’re going to have a problem.

For almost its entire history, more than 15 years, Tesla has inverted that wisdom. A few years ago, the carmaker was barely selling any vehicles relative to its global competitors. Last year, Tesla delivered only about 250,000 vehicles, while General Motors sold almost 8 million.

Investors have decided that this means Tesla should be worth $300 billion in market capitalization, more valuable than GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles combined — and topping Volkswagen and Toyota, the two biggest automakers on Earth.

Vehicle sales obviously

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JDT’s Mauricio on excitement for MSL return, unprecedented break and who profited the most

When Mauricio dos Santos Nascimento by Johor Darul Ta’zim before the start of the 2019 Malaysia Super League (MSL) season, he had a gigantic task of replacing the incredible Marcos Antonio at the heart of the then five-time MSL champions.

For five seasons, Antonio was a rock for JDT as they crushed all before them to elevate themselves to the top of the MSL perch as well as helping the team to an incredible AFC Cup success back in 2015. Mauricio had a lot to live up to but the adaptation had been seamless.

In his first season, Mauricio played a big part in JDT retaining the league title on top of being part of the team becoming Malaysia’s first ever participant in the AFC Champions League group (ACL) stage. Going into his second season in 2020, the former Lazio man looked like he has found his momentum.

He scored

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Too uncomfortable in theaters but perfect for your phone?

Writer, director and star Romany Malco depicts life after prison with a satirical edge in "Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison." <span class="copyright">(Geoff Browne)</span>
Writer, director and star Romany Malco depicts life after prison with a satirical edge in “Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison.” (Geoff Browne)

One day about 20 years ago, actor Romany Malco was walking down Venice Boulevard, girlfriend and cousin in tow, when he decided to buy a set of fake teeth. He popped them in, kept strolling down the street, started talking like a prison-hardened life coach, and Tijuana Jackson was born.

The character dates back to the era of Y2K, when Malco (“Think Like a Man”) set up a camera with “that blurry 60 Minutes interview background” and talked into the lens for hours, riffing as an ex-convict who attended “These Streets University(™)” and now works as a wannabe life coach. There was magic in that character, he said.

That magic ignited just as the Internet opened up new opportunities for content. Tijuana Jackson may predate social media, but

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