Month: February 2017

“Aquaman” Director Releases Casual Cast Picture

The cast of Aquaman are dipping their toes in the water, releasing their first, semi-official cast photo.


The tweeted image was sent by James Wan, who is heading the project. It features him at the first script reading with Jason Momoa, who is playing Arthur Curry (Aquaman); Amber Heard, who is playing his wife, Queen Mera; and Patrick Wilson, who is playing Prince Orm, Aquaman’s evil half-brother who also goes by the supervillain name Ocean Master.


The casual photo has the four with their arms around each other, seated at a low table with the scripts out.


Notably absent is Willem Defoe, who is set to play Vulko, another character in the film.


These four are the only actors firmly attached to the project, and it is not clear what other characters might be in the film. Rumors suggest that Aquaman’s other greatest nemesis, Black Manta, may be set to appear, but if so he has not been cast. It is also possible that the character was removed when the script underwent a rewrite last summer.


Aquaman faces an uphill battle (or perhaps a swim upstream?) It is part of the DC Extended Universe, the first three films of which (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad) have been polarizing at best, with complaints of an overly dark tone and confusing narratives.


If all goes as planned, Aquaman will be in theaters October 5, 2018.


“Split” Sequel, Shyamalan Cinematic Universe?

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Split, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller currently in theaters.


And the (dethroned, perhaps finally rethroned) king of twists provided a big one at the end of this movie, which focuses on a man with multiple personalities (played by James McAvoy) kidnapping a trio of girls. The film takes a supernatural turn when one of his personalities, “the Beast,” exhibits superhuman strength and stamina; however, the real twist comes in the final scene, when we see a character played by Bruce Willis hearing about the incident in a diner, where he discusses the man’s similarity to “Mr. Glass,” a serial killer captured fifteen years before.


For those unfamiliar with Shyamalan’s films, this basically reveals that Split is set in the same universe as Unbreakable, a popular superhero film that he made in 2000.


It also provides a sequel hook for a possible third movie which Shyamalan is currently writing, where Willis’ character, Dustin Dunn, will face off against “the Beast.”


Split reached #1 at the box office, following on the success of Shyamalan’s 2015 film, The Visit. This is good news for a director who had become something of a joke, with bizarre flops like Lady in the Water and The Happening, and a much-reviled live-action adaptation of the popular cartoon Avatar: the Last Airbender. Fans can only hope that he remains on his game for this Split/Unbreakable sequel.


Matthew MConaughey Discusses Devilish “Dark Tower” Role

Though famous for many horror stories, Stephen King considers the Dark Tower septology his magnum opus. The odd blend of the fantasy, sci-fi and western genres will be coming to the big screen this summer, starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew MConaughey as his enemy Walter Padick, also known as “the Man in Black.”


“Walter” is a character who appears in many King novels, under many names; he is perhaps most famous from his role in The Stand, where he goes by the name Randall Flagg. In an interview with Fandango‘s Erik Davis, MConaughey discusses the iconic villain.


“It’s a dark tale of Christianity, it is. The epic, mythical battle of good versus evil,” he explained. Fans of King will recognize his many allusions to religion, both with demonic enemies and frequent use of Protestant fundamentalists as antagonists.


“There’s multiple worlds happening, that you can inhabit simultaneously,” MConaughey added. In the novels, both Walter and other Dark Tower characters magically move between different realms, from the fantastic to those similar to our world; in many cases, these are outright crossovers with other King novels. “And you will see myself, Walter, and Idris, the Gunslinger [Roland], go head to head.”


The Dark Tower is scheduled for release July 28, 2017.


Stem Cells Inducing Remission for Multiple Sclerosis

HDIT/HCT is a new medical approach that is going to benefit the patients and make the work of the neurologist like Dr Shiva Vasishta easier. The treatment will induce remission of the Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks the Central Nervous System. If this happens, you will experience chronic pain, weakness and speech difficult. The condition will worsen as the years go by and can lead to disability.

With the new medical condition, neurologists will be in a position to reduce the long-term remission. The patients will get a high dose of immunosuppressive therapy, and this will be followed by a stem transplant using the patient’s blood-forming cells.

There was a five-year trial on the treatment done on different patients. 69% of the patients in the trial period reported a decrease in MS. They also said they did not experience a progression of disability or a relapse

The study was done by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and it indicated that this treatment could produce better results than the long term conditions. Even though the current research that was done indicate that the treatment is safe, more research is still needed to check on the associated benefits and risks if any.

About Dr Shiva Vasishta

Dr Shiva Vasishta is a neurologist, and his patients are set to benefit from this treatment. He has over 30 years of experience in the field, and that is what makes him an expert on the subject.

Dr Shiva Vasishta graduated from the Government Medical College with a Medical Degree. He is one of the doctors who practice neurology at the Kennedy University Hospital. He practices at the Eastern Neurodiagnostic Associates.

Dr Shiva Vasishta also specialises in psychiatry.

“Justice League Dark” Animated and in Live Action

Warner Bros. has released an extended clip for the Justice League Dark animated film in conjunction with PlayStation.


The six-minute clip ironically does not include any members of the titular magical team, but instead focuses on the normal Justice League characters as they confront a supernatural threat. It involves people in multiple cities seeing their fellow civilians as monsters and attacking them violently; perhaps most creepy is a woman who nearly kills her baby before Batman intervenes.


The actual “Dark” team consists of heroes such as the magician Zatanna, sorcerous detective John Constantine, ghost Deadman and plant spirit Swamp Thing. In the comics, they unite together to face supernatural threats that normal superheroes have a hard time dealing with.


Justice League Dark is part of the DC Animated Movie Universe. So far, its films have focused mainly on the Justice League and Batfamily, though it branched out a bit last year with Justice League vs. Teen Titans. As such, this focus on the lesser known “Dark” characters may lead to a more expanded universe.


DC and Warner Bros. seem determined to make this particular team more popular; they have also announced vague plans for a Justice League Dark film in its live-action DC Extended Universe, which is now in a state of flux after its current movies received less than glowing reviews from both critics and fans. The animated Justice League Dark may be testing the waters for a more costly counterpart.


Political Social Media Campaigns Emerge Against the Trump Administration

The first international conflict caused by United States President Donald Trump has prompted social media netizens to launch a social media campaign to boycott American products in Mexico.


On the same day President Trump announced his intention to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico, a social media campaign under the hash tag #AdiosStarbucks emerged on Twitter and Facebook. The gist of the campaign is to prompt social media followers in Mexico to stop consuming products sold by iconic American brands such as Starbucks Coffee, Home Depot and Walmart.


Shortly after the announcement of the Executive Order signed by the American President, his Mexican counterpart canceled a meeting scheduled for late January about the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump believes is not good for the U.S.


Responding to questions from American journalists, the White House indicated that Trump is convinced that he can force Mexico to pay for construction of the controversial border wall, which all Members of Congress representing the State of Texas are opposed to. Trump then stated that he would impose a 20 percent tax or tariff on Mexican products coming across the border, an idea that quickly backfired when it became clear that American consumers would end up paying considerably more for these products. A statement from the White House indicates that the tax was just a preliminary idea.


The social media campaign in Mexico is initially having a positive effect for local brands such as Cielito Querido Café, a national chain of coffee shops that competes against Starbucks.

How Karl Heideck Has Made Strides In The Legal Field

How Karl Heideck Has Made Strides In The Legal FieldIf you are interested in law, or you keep up with legal news, you probably know Karl Heideck. Karl is an attorney who is based in The Greater Philadelphia Area. Popularly known for his litigation skills, Karl Heideck has become a household name and a role model for many young people who would like to pursue law.

What are Karl’s Areas of Expertise?

Karl Heideck has an impressive record as a litigatorMost people know Karl Heideck because of his impressive record as a litigator. What they do not know is that he is also skilled in other areas of law. Karl has worked as a corporate attorney for a while and he is also passionate about risk management and bankruptcy reviews. He also specialized in employment law at some point in his career. Other areas which interest him include legal writing and commercial litigation.

What does a Litigation Attorney Do?

Karl Heideck has been practising law for the last ten years. As a litigation attorney, he has achieved so much success. After he graduated from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, Karl Heideck sat his bar examinations and started off his career. However, before he joined law school, he had done English and Literature at Swarthmore College.

A litigation attorney, for those who are not familiar with the job description, involves representing clients in court. A litigator prepares their client’s case and presents it before the court or jury. Most litigators specialize in various aspects of law, be it commercial litigation or family law and bankruptcy.

A litigator is not confined to court practice and processes. They are also mediators and arbitrators. Your litigation attorney is capable of representing you in out-of-court settlements too. To do this, your attorney must have good communication skills apart from their educational qualifications.

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A good litigation attorney is one who knows their stuff. He or she must always keep abreast with changes in legal practice. They also find innovative ways of representing their clients and winning cases for them. if you have a matter that requires you to attend court, choose a litigation attorney like Karl Heideck.

For more information, find Karl Heideck on Facebook.



Facebook Introduces Stories

You may or may not have noticed a decline in personal posts on Facebook. We all have friends that share, and possibly overshare, but overall personal posts have declined. What does that mean for the social media giant? It’s time to mix it up.


To increase personal sharing, Facebook plans to duplicate Snapchat Stories, threads made of photos and videos which disappear in twenty-four hours. After successfully piloting the method on Instagram, Facebook plans to debut the new feature in Ireland.


It appears that social media is becoming more visual. At one point, users would text posts to a number off their flip phones to broadcast on Facebook. Thanks to smartphones and apps, it’s now easier than ever to tweet, post, stream, and share. Facebook calls this the “camera in your pocket.


Individuals and businesses can already take advantage of Facebook Live, a way of live-streaming videos. Some share their adventures, while others share product demonstrations.


For businesses, the stories feature may provide an opportunity to demonstrate their humanity while promoting products and services. For small businesses and self-employed individuals, these benefits are crucial to success.


Of course, we’ve also seen a number of important social campaigns playing out on Facebook in the past year. There was the Ice Bucket Challenge, Standing with Standing Rock, and of course, Election 2016. It’s fair to anticipate increased involvement in these movements and others as Facebook moves toward an audio/visual future, and it could be the answer to a growing distrust in mainstream media.


Which is the Origin of Kabbalah?

There may be no one knowing the source of Kabbalah. It is of the ancient times, and it got lost in time, mythology and space. It is just like other marvels that exist in the world today such as Tarot and chess. Those who are experienced Kabbalists have a belief that the basics of the spiritual system initially began on the banks of Nile River in Egypt and that happened in the past. It is said that Moses is the one who was responsible for the transformation of the wisdom and knowledge in Exodus. He did this so that he can build a society that was modern and enlightened.

Afterward, the Jewish throughout the centuries continued to practice Kabbalah. It was practiced as a branch of Judaism. The aim was to get the questions that were not addressed by Torah regulations and practices answered. At the time, there was orthodox that was deeply rooted in the society, and they would accuse the Kabbalists false thoroughly. That explains why the Kabbalist did their training in secret and later would present their teachings in the form of esoteric Bible interpretations. As you may know from history, there are spiritual and esoteric sects that have always been hunted by the mainstream religions. Such include Muslims and some Christians.

There is the traditional creation story of Kabbalah. The story relates to Adam and says that he received Kabbalah wisdom after he fell from Eden. He received the manual that explained to him how to be able to go back to heaven, and that is the Kabbalah. Afterward, Adam passed the knowledge and wisdom to his sons, and it continued to be passed from generation to generations. Finally, the understanding reached Adam and some Kabbalists have a belief that Abraham was the one responsible for writing the first Kabbalist book which is called Safer Yetzirah or the formation book.

It is believed that Moses later received the Kabbalah Centre on Mount Sinai. It is believed he received it directly from God. There was then oral transmission from one generation to other thanks to the brilliant leaders who could not be deterred by the community who had negative thoughts about them.

Support of End Citizens United Mission Revolutionizes Reform Efforts

In March 2015 there was a revolution of change created by End Citizens United organization.

The non-profit organization will be the first to combat campaign finance reform since the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling. The ruling on was in direct contrast to the bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003. The court’s decision broadens the laws governing contributions received by politicians.

The mission for End Citizens United is to have that ruling overturned.

End Citizens United formed an alliance with U.S. voters to bring change to the political system by assuring there will be campaign finance reform. At the core of their mission is to bring transparency and accountability to the political process. They have set out to stop corporations and billionaires from infiltrating an already rigged and imbalanced system.

Supporters of the mission are enormous in size and in voice. U.S. citizens came together principally to make sure democracy is upheld in America. The approximately 325,000 supporters on that began in 2015 will grow to four million this year. It is believed that 78% of Americans believe the Supreme Court’s decision should be overturned. The support received is completely bipartisan.

The task of bringing change to the political system on Facebook has built momentum and the past election season has only fueled the continued support.

In order to transform the system, End Citizens United has aligned its mission of reform to putting an end to electing politicians that do not support campaign finance reform. It is an essential part of their agenda for changing the landscape of the political process.

End Citizens United is setting the bar high for the organization by maintaining their ethical and integrity standards with how they have reached out to the supporters to attain their goal. End Citizens United believes that it has received an out-pouring of continuous support of their mission because U.S. citizens have seen it as the reality-check that is needed in the political system.

End Citizens United describes what has occurred in the political systems as a “fundamental erosion of our democracy.” They’ve lead a steadfast charge against a system they believe is completely vulnerable to the highest bidder for a politician. They want to put an end to the unrestricted flow of money into elections. The organization is determined in helping citizens stand up to politicians by continuing the movement.

Donations for the organization continue to surpass expectations for any grass roots organization of its kind. The initial pledged donations reached in the millions for End Citizens United and it is highly expected to reach $30 million this year.

The efforts by End Citizens United will not only bring reform, but it will have shown what supporters can accomplish when the cause is greater for many, than the power is for a few.

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