Twenty story – Puro Veinte http://puroveinte.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:15:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://puroveinte.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.png Twenty story – Puro Veinte http://puroveinte.com/ 32 32 The Ice Cream Wars: True Story of the BBC Two Documentary https://puroveinte.com/the-ice-cream-wars-true-story-of-the-bbc-two-documentary/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:12:54 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/the-ice-cream-wars-true-story-of-the-bbc-two-documentary/ The Ice Cream Wars is a BBC Two documentary series about a gang conflict in Glasgow that culminated in an arson attack that killed six people. BBC Two’s documentary series The Ice Cream Wars follows the bizarre and shocking true story of turf wars between gangs on Glasgow’s ice cream van roads. The series features […]]]>

The Ice Cream Wars is a BBC Two documentary series about a gang conflict in Glasgow that culminated in an arson attack that killed six people.

BBC Two’s documentary series The Ice Cream Wars follows the bizarre and shocking true story of turf wars between gangs on Glasgow’s ice cream van roads. The series features interviews with police officers, members of the ice cream industry and journalists of the time, all involved in the case in one way or another.

The documentary also hears from eyewitnesses to a deadly fire at the height of the Ice Wars, killing six members of one family, one of whom was just 18 months old.

The Ice War

What were the Ice Cream Wars?

The Ice Cream Wars were a series of conflicts in Glasgow in the 1980s which saw ice cream vendors selling drugs and stolen property on their roads. A turf war has erupted between rival vendors for control of different parts of the city, with drivers breaking into each other’s vans threatening each other with shotguns.

The conflict came to a devastating climax in April 1984 when an arsonist set fire to the Doyle family home, killing six family members. It was the worst multiple murder in Scottish history at the time.

Andrew Doyle was an 18-year-old ice cream van driver who refused to deal drugs on his route and resisted encroachment on his route by other drivers. He had previously been shot by an unknown person with a shotgun for refusing to deal drugs.

The mobsters continued their campaign of terror against Doyle, burning down his family – Andrew Doyle, two of his brothers, James, 23, and Tony, 14, his father James, 53, his sister Christina, 25, and his son of 18 months. son, Mark, were killed in the arson attack.

The attack led to a major investigation and ultimately precipitated a 20-year court battle to bring someone to justice for this horrific crime.

Joe Steel

Who was arrested for the murder of the Doyle family?

Two men, Thomas Campbell and Joe Steele, were arrested and convicted of the murders in 1984 – they received life sentences with a minimum sentence of 20 years to be served. They appealed their sentence but it was not confirmed.

Their convictions largely stemmed from testimony from William Love who claimed to have heard the couple and others say they would teach Andrew a lesson by burning down his flat. However, in 1992 Love said he had lied under oath.

In 1993, Steele escaped from prison and claimed his innocence by sticking up at Buckingham Palace. Later that year, he staged another protest from the roof of his mother’s house while on leave from prison.

The couple’s appeals dragged on for more than a decade, they were both temporarily released in 1997 and 2001 while appeals were considered, and in 2004 their convictions were overturned by the Court of Criminal Appeal of Edinburgh. They were both released after serving 20 years, their initial minimum sentence, behind bars.

Who killed the Doyle family?

After Steele and Campbell were released, no one else was convicted of the murders. In 2010 mobster Gary Moore confessed to setting fire to the Doyle apartment – ​​he died a month after confessing.

Steele said he does not believe Moore was responsible and that crime lord Tam “The Licensee” McGraw, who died in 2007, ordered the attack.

When is The Ice Cream Wars on TV?

The first episode of The Ice Cream Wars airs on BBC Two on Wednesday, November 23 at 9 p.m. The second episode will air on Wednesday, November 30 at 9:10 p.m. Both episodes are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

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Five-story development planned for Palms https://puroveinte.com/five-story-development-planned-for-palms/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 04:56:54 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/five-story-development-planned-for-palms/ The Kelton Avenue project would include 43 units By Dolores Quintana Palms has a new five-story multi-family resort project in the works according to a set of plans that the Palms Neighborhood Council has shared with the world, as reported by Urbanize Los Angeles. The proposed site is at 3676-3704 S. Kelton Avenue, near Venice […]]]>

The Kelton Avenue project would include 43 units

By Dolores Quintana

Palms has a new five-story multi-family resort project in the works according to a set of plans that the Palms Neighborhood Council has shared with the world, as reported by Urbanize Los Angeles. The proposed site is at 3676-3704 S. Kelton Avenue, near Venice Boulevard. The project would include underground parking for 26 vehicles and would contain 43 one- and two-bedroom units.

This project has not yet been added to the Palms Planning Department’s official list of records but, according to Urbanize Los Angeles, the proposed project will be granted density bonus rights to allow the building to rise. to five stories despite prevailing zoning ordinances. The area. According to this agreement, 11 of the apartments will have to be reserved as very low-income housing.

The project at 3676-3704 S. Kelton Avenue is designed by Breakform Design and according to Urbanize Los Angeles, the building will have a metal exterior and a rooftop terrace included in the contemporary low-rise structure and that LG Alliance Corporation owns the land. and proposed the development plan.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. on the Secret to His Romance With Sarah Michelle Gellar (Exclusive) https://puroveinte.com/freddie-prinze-jr-on-the-secret-to-his-romance-with-sarah-michelle-gellar-exclusive/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:33:07 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/freddie-prinze-jr-on-the-secret-to-his-romance-with-sarah-michelle-gellar-exclusive/ Freddie Prinze Jr. is back, starring in Netflix’s “Christmas with You.” Waiting for your permission to load Instagram media. “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers spoke with Freddie and co-star Aimee Garcia about the film, as well as his relationship with wife Sarah Michelle Gellar. Freddie and Sarah just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary after meeting on their […]]]>

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Is Thorgan Hazard’s story coming to an end? https://puroveinte.com/is-thorgan-hazards-story-coming-to-an-end/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/is-thorgan-hazards-story-coming-to-an-end/ Back on the end of the 18/19 season. Borussia Dortmund had fallen just short of Bayern Munich, who managed to lift Die Meisterschale with 78 points accumulated – just two more than BVB. The title of Bundesliga had not been so close to returning to the Ruhr district for many years, but in the end, […]]]>

Back on the end of the 18/19 season. Borussia Dortmund had fallen just short of Bayern Munich, who managed to lift Die Meisterschale with 78 points accumulated – just two more than BVB. The title of Bundesliga had not been so close to returning to the Ruhr district for many years, but in the end, it was not enough. Despite the fact that it was an obvious blow for the team and the board of directors at the time, cautious optimism began to germinate in the BVB – Dortmund camp could finally overthrow the powerful Bayern Munich?

At the end of season 17/18, Zorc and Co. had changed his transfer strategy a little, calling on experienced players such as Oxel Witsel and Thomas Delaney in order to prepare for a fight for the title. Both have successfully completed their first season, and they were one of the main reasons why Dortmund finished the season with an impressive 76 points.

These stellar displays of experienced players mixed with the feisty youth led many to believe that the strategy of bringing in more experienced players was the right one to follow.

Following the Strategy – The Great Spending Spree

In the transfer window between season 18/19 and season 19/20, Dortmund spent 143 million euros for new acquisitions. A new era has begun for Borussia Dortmund. The club had never spent so much money for new players, and almost all the transfers concerned players who already had a tested quality and experience in the Bundesliga.

  • Mats Hummels (30.5 million euros)
  • Nico Schulz (25.5 million euros – Beurk)
  • Thorgan Hazard (25.5 million euros)
  • Julian Brandt (25 million euros)
  • Emre Can (loan)

Mats Hummels, Erling Haaland and Julian Brandt were probably considered the most instrumental transfers of the five, but the other three certainly had numbers to back them up as well. Nico Schulz had established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Bundesliga the previous year, and Emre Can had played for elite clubs such as Liverpool and Juventus before joining Borussia Dortmund.

Thorgan Hazard has been on Dortmund’s radar for some time, and many BVB fans were delighted to see the Belgian in black and yellow. Hazard had arguably been Borussia Mönchengladbach’s most valuable player for two consecutive years, and in the 18/19 season he netted 13 goals and 12 assists in 35 appearances – a very impressive addition to his already impressive stats at the time.

Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

Thorgan Hazard: the trip begins

On paper, Thorgan Hazard was a good transfer. He was a versatile and tough player with an eye for goal, and he could play in multiple positions. He had proven his skills in the Bundesliga for several years and he had just entered his prime in terms of age. Some have argued that 25.5 million euros were a big price, but that did not cause a massive outcry.

During his first season for the BVB, Hazard played an average of 72 minutes on 43 Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League. Its production was 7 goals and 14 assists, which is equivalent to a goal contribution every 147th minutes. He was somewhat overshadowed by Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho (who was literally exploding at the time), and the later addition of Erling Haaland meant everyone had to take on more of a supporting role in supplying the great Norwegian.

The counter-attack injury

You could say that the 20/21 season was a bit of a nightmare for Hazard. He only played 1,351 minutes in all competitions due to a torn muscle fiber. He returned for about six games in the second half of the season, but his injury seemed to persist. Julian Brandt and Giovanni Reyna were both used on the wing, while Jadon Sancho ran his own show, managing a goal contribution virtually every 90 minutes. Edin Terzic, (who was an acting manager at the time), had clearly little confidence in Hazard, even when he was available.

The fall from grace

With Marco Rose’s appointment for the 21/22 season, every player had a chance to break into the first team, and no one really knew what to expect – perhaps it was a fresh start for Thorgan Hazard? The 21/22 season wasn’t as bad for Hazard, injury-wise, but despite his numerous deployments, he had little to no impact on the pitch. He managed 7 goal contributions in 1,656 minutes, and you don’t have to be a world-class mathematician to realize that those numbers are seriously disappointing for a player of Hazard’s caliber.

The misery continued for Hazard, as he was left out of the matchday squad for a trip to face Union Berlin in the spring of 2022. It was apparently not because of an injury, but because of a ‘A “bad attitude” he had shown during the recent training sessions. .

Back to the present

We are rapidly approaching the World Cup break and Borussia Dortmund currently sit 6th in the table, 6 points behind league leaders Munich. A very tight schedule has forced Terzic to rotate the team a lot, and despite that, Hazard has racked up just 694 minutes so far this season, playing just one full game.

To make everything easier, I compiled a small Overview of dangers It’s all up to you to see.

I could have made it a linear graph, but it would have been quite depressing. It’s obvious that Hazard’s productivity has dropped during his tenure at Borussia Dortmund, and on the face of it, Terzic only plays against Hazard when he absolutely needs to. If you take a look at these stats from FB Ref, you might find an answer as to why our manager was hesitant to deploy Hazard (viewer discretion advised).

https://fbref.com/fr/

I can only think of a word: Yikes.

If I have to say it kindly, it’s absolutely excruciating. These statistics could hardly get worse. The table above shows how Hazard’s attacking contributions in the 1,600 minutes he has played in the last year compare to those of other attacking midfielders/wingers across Europe’s top five leagues. Hazard has played as a full-back several times this season so the graph is obviously not 100% accurate, but I don’t think there are any statistical adjustments that could influence that for him to have the kinda decent looking. And yes – we have to measure Hazard on his attacking output because he was brought in for exactly that. I know he has a good work rate and had some decent performances at left-back, but the rekindling of Bensebaini rumors is clearly a signal to Hazard that the board aren’t exactly planning to use him. in this role on the usual.

Conclusion

Thus, Hazard’s contract runs until June 2024, which makes this conclusion relatively easy for me. Hazard should be sold in summer. His current market value is around €10m, which seems like a pretty reasonable price to demand for him, and in my opinion we’re too tight to allow a winter start.

None of Lucien Favre, Marco Rose or Edin Terzic have managed to get Hazard produced, and his commitment no longer seems as strong as it once was. I’m only basing it on his body language when he plays and the fact that we’ve heard a lot of rumors about his bad behavior in training. To be clear, I don’t like Hazard. In fact, I don’t hate any of our players. But his current salary is far too high for him to sit around gathering dust at Dortmund, and I personally think we’ve seen the best of him in a black and yellow shirt. I think that a departure in a team like Frankfurt or BMG would be an excellent solution.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

  • What would you do if you were the board of directors?
  • What do you think of the time spent by Hazard at BVB?
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Gargoyles Creator Celebrates Season 4 By Sharing The Franchise’s Origin Story https://puroveinte.com/gargoyles-creator-celebrates-season-4-by-sharing-the-franchises-origin-story/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 02:22:00 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/gargoyles-creator-celebrates-season-4-by-sharing-the-franchises-origin-story/ Gargoyles Returning creator and writer Greg Weisman celebrates the sequel to the upcoming ongoing comic book series by sharing the franchise’s origin story. In a letter written for the new Gargoyles series, Weisman offers fans a glimpse into how Gargoyles has come to. “Hi fans,” Weisman wrote. “Let me take you on a little journey… […]]]>

Gargoyles Returning creator and writer Greg Weisman celebrates the sequel to the upcoming ongoing comic book series by sharing the franchise’s origin story.


In a letter written for the new Gargoyles series, Weisman offers fans a glimpse into how Gargoyles has come to. “Hi fans,” Weisman wrote. “Let me take you on a little journey… In 1991, my team and I at Walt Disney Television Animation began developing a little show called GARGOYLES. Originally inspired by Disney’s Adventures of Gummy Bearsit started life as a comedy-adventure series about cute little multicolored gargoyles (with names like Amp, Coco, Lassie, and Ralph), who awoke in the late 20th century to battle a comic villain (in the Captain Hook/Duke Igthorn- mode) named Xavier and his evil gargoyle sidekick Demona.

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“We were extremely excited about this show and introduced it to Michael Eisner, Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. He spent. But we still thought there was something to the idea, so we went back to the drawing board. We created the character of Goliath to lead the Gargoyle Clan and put the whole GARGOYLES development through the lens of who was Goliath, coming out the other side with, basically, the TV series that ended up airing on stations across the United States and elsewhere. We were extremely excited about this new version of the show – coming up with idea after idea – and pitched it everything at Eisner.

“He passed away. But at that time, a lot of people at Disney thought we might be onto something. So, we went back to the drawing board for the third time, to figure out what GARGOYLES was missing. In the end, I decided that nothing was missing. The problem wasn’t the show: it was the pitch. We had thrown everything away and the kitchen was leaking in. We had to simplify, bring it back to basics. We threw a lot of things off the field that ended up getting into the show. (The Pack? Out. The Mutates? Out. Etc.) And we focused on the core relationship between Goliath and his human friend, Detective Elisa Maza. One last time, we pitched the show to Eisner – although to be honest, I kinda thought he’d kick me out of the meeting room for pitching it yet again.

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“But this time he bought it. With Eisner’s support, we did two seasons of GARGOYLES for television syndication. And years later, I wrote an eighteen “Season Three” issue for Slave Labor Graphics. But GARGOYLES is my baby, and I’ve been desperate to return to the show and its great, wonderful cast of characters for over a decade now – just like our extremely loyal fans, who never allowed the series to fall the spirit of the times. Now – thanks to Disney, Dynamite, Nate Cosby and George Kambadais – we’re back for “Season 4″ with Goliath, Elisa, Demona, Xanatos, Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, Bronx, Angela, Coldstone, Coldfire, Owen, Fox , Alexander, the pack, mutants, clones and new or newer characters like Katana, Gnash, Fu-Dog, Egwardo and Dino Dracon. I can’t wait for old fans and new readers to see these stories and adventures, to resume this long and wonderful journey. Thanks for jumping on board, Greg Weisman, November 2022.”


Disney’s Gargoyles is out in December at Dynamite

Gargoyles #1 is written by Weisman, with art by Kambadais and letters by Jeff Eckleberry. The issue cover is courtesy of Kambadais, Jae Lee, Lucio Parrillo, Amanda Conner, David Nakayama, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Tony Fleecs and many more.

Gargoyles #1 is set to go on sale December 7th from Dynamite Entertainment. the original Gargoyles The animated series is currently streaming on Disney+.

Source: Dynamite Entertainment

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Book Review: “A Different Kind of Courage: The Story of a Man Overcoming Paralysis” | Books | Weekly style https://puroveinte.com/book-review-a-different-kind-of-courage-the-story-of-a-man-overcoming-paralysis-books-weekly-style/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:04:18 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/book-review-a-different-kind-of-courage-the-story-of-a-man-overcoming-paralysis-books-weekly-style/ On May 2, 1987, Don Bridges was indulging in a favorite pastime – play rugby with the James River Rugby Football Club. It was a pleasant spring day as he enjoyed this very physical contact sport. Bridges, who was working on a graduate degree in health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, did her warm-ups and […]]]>

On May 2, 1987, Don Bridges was indulging in a favorite pastime – play rugby with the James River Rugby Football Club. It was a pleasant spring day as he enjoyed this very physical contact sport.

Bridges, who was working on a graduate degree in health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, did her warm-ups and started playing. He crashed into the other team. But he couldn’t get up. “I was lying on my back, looking up at the sky,” he said. “My body felt like it was somewhere else.”

Tragically, Bridges’ life has changed forever. Vertebral fractures left the 24-year-old quadriplegic. He is confined to a wheelchair which he steers by breathing through a tube. Despite needing round-the-clock care, he managed to graduate, get married, and become a stepfather to children, although he was later divorced.

Her story, told by veteran Richmond-area journalist Paula C. Squires, is remarkable. His taut book, “A Different Kind of Courage: One Man’s Story of Triumph Over Paralysis” (Dementi Milestone Press), traces Bridges’ struggles without breaking into tears.

What makes a huge difference is that Squires has been tracking Bridges’ progress for over 33 years. And she somehow managed to compress it all into 146 readable pages.

For the rest of his life, Bridges would need someone to put a breathing tube down his throat. He also required catheterization three times a day to empty his bladder. Muscle massages were necessary so that they did not atrophy.

The dice were against him, in the long run. Squires reports that a 20-year-old who becomes a quadriplegic can only expect to live 17.1 years longer. A 40-year-old man could live another 13.1 years.

The bridges were lucky. He developed a large group of supporters, including his family, former Virginia Tech classmates, rugby players, and others. An important element was his membership in the Mormon Church which not only provided services but brought him into a vibrant social group. The car dealership Whitten Brothers helped him buy a large minivan at a discount.

The power of positivity

At first it was risky. Right after his injury, Bridges found that the Richmond area had limited health care options for his type of injury. The closest facility was in Atlanta, and Bridges went there for several months. Treatment was available at a locally operated facility at a veterans hospital and in June 2020 the Sheltering Arms Institute opened in County Goochland, targeting appropriate long-term treatment.

Despite his strong support group, Bridges still faced problems. He divorced and remarried. A new wife said she couldn’t get married and provide full-time care. In some cases, an assistant ended up in a nursing home for other reasons and could no longer work for Bridges.

Squires writes that Bridges’ biggest savior was his positive attitude. She quotes one of her doctors, Kevin Keller: “I think of Don when I get a call from a patient who starts taking antibiotics one day and calls the next to ask why they aren’t working yet. This is Don, who has been on a ventilator for 35 years. How come he never calls? He is the gold standard.

One question I had about the book was why Bridges wasn’t cited much. Squires explained: “He’s usually not used to endless speeches. He states his opinions succinctly and generally with a dry wit. That’s one of the reasons I like talking to him. ”

The book contains many color photographs that add much to the three-decade story. My only complaint was that the author puts a chapter at the end on Sheltering Arms that felt like an afterthought.

After reading this book, you may wonder about quadriplegics who lack the deep and vibrant support networks that Bridges had. What happens to them?

In many ways, Bridges, who suffered a horrific injury, was blessed.

Author Paula C. Squires will hold a book signing on Friday, November 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at ACAC Midlothian, 11625 Robious Rd. in Midlothian, VA.






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Reshma: The Story of Resilience https://puroveinte.com/reshma-the-story-of-resilience/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 08:21:18 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/reshma-the-story-of-resilience/ Reshma, who was at the forefront of the struggle for dignity for the transgender community in Kashmir, died on Sunday. The singer fought for the marginalized community. Three years ago, I met Reshma as an intern for a report. Here’s a look at the life and struggle of the iconic singer. Srinagar: As the shrill […]]]>

Reshma, who was at the forefront of the struggle for dignity for the transgender community in Kashmir, died on Sunday. The singer fought for the marginalized community. Three years ago, I met Reshma as an intern for a report.

Here’s a look at the life and struggle of the iconic singer.

Srinagar: As the shrill cry of a pickle seller fills the sleepy afternoon, the decrepit lanes of Merjanpora in downtown Srinagar come to a halt outside the residence of one of the circuit’s popular faces weddings in the valley. A dull brown door leads to the two-storey, white-colored house of Abdul Rashid, better known by his nickname “Reshma” among the inhabitants of the valley. We meet for a brief conversation.

The first impression is that of thoroughness. They sport a clean-shaven face, neatly combed cropped hair and a neatly pressed black kurta with a matching off-white shalwar. A bright smile that creases around their kohl-filled eyes immediately puts me at ease.

Reshma was born into an extended family of six brothers and two sisters. At the age of 11, they developed a fondness for singing and dancing. Over the years, their approach and the way they speak have undergone a radical change. They became more conscious of their appearance and preferred to wear feminine colors. Their mannerisms and feminine dress sense irritated their family members.

“Every time I heard a Kashmiri song in the background, I sang and danced at the same time. My family took offense at my change in behavior. They beat me several times but I was defiant and adamant. only they knew my inner conflicts.

Reshma’s family refused to accept her transgender identity. Fearing a backlash from society, they kicked them out of school in 5th standard. They were ordered to learn sewing instead. It was one of the first experiences of brutal emotional abuse which has been a recurring feature of their lives. They remember: “I stopped studying halfway. At school, my teachers and classmates made fun of me. The last resort was home.

Their uncle, a tailor by profession, decides to take them under their wing. Gradually, they began to learn sewing techniques in her shop. There were times when they felt smothered. They wanted to play with other children. The fear of becoming an intruder prevented them from exploring the outside world: “I saw children my age playing hopscotch and bursting out laughing. Who wouldn’t want to join a happy crowd of kids? How could I join them? I knew they would find me strange and laugh at me”

One day, they were asked to deliver sewn clothes to the locality of Lal Bazar. Little did they know that this brief visit would bring out the singer hidden within her. They remember it with melancholic nostalgia, their eyes taking on a distant expression: “I was asked to deliver newly sewn clothes to a posh locality in Lal Bazar. I had a conversation with the family. Their daughter insisted that I hum a song. I started to sing and everyone in the room paid attention. I received praise from all of them. The head of the family was so impressed with my singing prowess that he immediately called me “Reshma”. This is how my public name was born”

Upon returning home, they expressed their desire to become a singer to their mother. They told how they had received praise from a family they had visited.

“That day I was overjoyed. I shared the events with my mother. I couldn’t contain myself and told her to pursue a career in singing and dancing. I even told her the name I “they gave me. As I unloaded my thoughts, she became inconsolable. She assumed they were laughing at me, which wasn’t true”

They knew their happiness was short-lived and continued to make a living from sewing. Suddenly, life took a strange turn. They chose the path they wanted and this time it was circumstances that forced them to do so.

“When I was in my late twenties, something terrible happened. The sudden death of my younger brother left the whole family in shock. He is survived by three children. decided to take care of them. This led to another emotional battle. My loved ones pointed fingers and fought tooth and nail against this decision. They were skeptical of my abilities. How can a transgender found a family? This question was constantly asked of me”

They proved all naysayers wrong and succeeded in breaking the stereotype. The meager earnings from sewing were not enough to make ends meet. Raising three young children and funding their education took more hard work. Their passion for singing helped through. They started performing at wedding ceremonies and became famous.

“I’ve always dreamed of becoming a singer. Look at the whims of fate. I never thought it would become a way to earn a living. I was afraid of living a lonely life. But I have a family now. They m love them unconditionally. I wouldn’t have asked for anything else”

As Reshma’s death plunged the valley into grief and a sense of loss, her songs into which she continually breathed life and soul clearly possessed life beyond measure or mortal parameters.

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Dan Grunfeld’s family has a compelling story of overcoming Holocaust, adversity through basketball – The Virginian-Pilot https://puroveinte.com/dan-grunfelds-family-has-a-compelling-story-of-overcoming-holocaust-adversity-through-basketball-the-virginian-pilot/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:28:26 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/dan-grunfelds-family-has-a-compelling-story-of-overcoming-holocaust-adversity-through-basketball-the-virginian-pilot/ Dan Grunfeld’s book, “By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream,” is about overcoming adversity, meeting challenges, and finding meaning in life. The book, released last November, is about Grunfeld’s family, including his famous father, Ernie, a former basketball player and NBA executive. But the real hero […]]]>

Dan Grunfeld’s book, “By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream,” is about overcoming adversity, meeting challenges, and finding meaning in life.

The book, released last November, is about Grunfeld’s family, including his famous father, Ernie, a former basketball player and NBA executive. But the real hero of the book is his grandmother, Lily, who survived the Holocaust.

“I grew up understanding the profound impact basketball had on my family,” Grunfeld told me last week. “My father was well known as a player and executive, but nobody knew he was born under communism in Romania and was a Holocaust survivor.

“My grandmother is 97 years old. He’s the star of the book, and he’s the star of our family. I always knew that basketball meant so much to us and the journey my family has taken from surviving the Holocaust to reaching the top of the Olympic podium. It has become my dream to tell this story.

Grunfeld will discuss his book on Wednesday at the Jewish Book Council Network conference. The conference is free and will take place at the Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community.

Hunter Thomas, director of Arts & Ideas at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, was part of a committee that discussed authors to bring to the conference.

“It can be very difficult to limit yourself to about 20 authors from this group,” Thomas said. “For some, you know right away.”

This was the case with Grunfeld.

The book took Grunfeld five years to write. Before he started, he knew he needed his grandmother’s blessing. She would be the one who could give him the baggage he needed.

“I knew she had been through something traumatic and dangerous,” he said. “She lost five of her siblings and both her parents were killed. My grandfather lost his sister and his parents.

“We talked about everything,” he added. “Some of those conversations were really difficult, but I’m glad we had them, because you have to know your story, especially when it comes to world history. It’s something the world doesn’t. I’ll never forget. The more I learned, the more detail I got, it got deeper and deeper. And I think the book is very rich in detail. I think a lot of that is because my grand -mother was so open and so honest in sharing what happened throughout her life.

Grunfeld, 38, feared his grandmother would leave out some details because of the pain it would cause. But she didn’t.

“Some people don’t want to talk about it or feel pressured to,” he said. “And my grandmother was in that last camp. She always – even when I was growing up – talked about what happened. She wanted us to remember her loved ones who were killed.

“There were a few details where she was like, ‘I don’t want to tell you because it’s so upsetting,’ because she’s seen things and knows things that you can’t imagine human beings messing around with. to each other. But I told her we had to talk about it, and she did, she shared everything with me.

His story alone was worth a book.

But that of his father too.

Ernie Grunfeld immigrated with his parents to the United States when he was 8 years old. He was often teased and bullied for not speaking English. He escaped to the basketball court where he taught himself how to play the game.

“He learned the game in New York and he learned to work with my grandparents,” Grunfeld said of his father. “My dad was just competitive, determined and outplaying people. The lesson he learned from his parents was this fighting spirit. I don’t think he would have gotten this far, this fast, if he hadn’t walked away from all this tragedy.

After rising to fame in high school, he set a new school record as Tennessee’s all-time leading scorer. He also played with Team USA at the 1975 Pan American Games and the 1976 Summer Olympics. He played nine years in the NBA before becoming general manager and then president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards from 2003 to 2019.

“Dan’s incredible message and story was one we felt we absolutely needed to bring to our community,” Thomas said. “Jews have had a major impact on sports around the world, but Ernie Grunfeld’s rise to the NBA from the streets of Hungary, after his parents survived the Holocaust, is, as Dan included in its title, an “Unprecedented American Dream.” We just felt the Tidewater community needed to hear that story.

Dan Grunfeld was also a star basketball player. He was an all-state high school player in Wisconsin, later played at Stanford where he earned All-PAC 10 first-team honors in 2005 and an Academic All-American. In 2009, he led the United States to gold at the Maccabiah Games and played nine seasons professionally overseas.

Various publications and television channels have also told the story of his family.

“We all loved the game because the game is fun,” he said. “But for our family, it was always a little something special because I knew what it did for us. No one could have ever predicted that, but what it did for my dad and my family, it changed everything.

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What: Jewish Book Festival

When: Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.

Where: Sandler Family Campus of the Jewish Community of Tidewater, Virginia Beach

Admission: Free and open to the community

Register: https://ujft.salsalabs.org/grunfeld/index.html

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Is the horror movie Barbarian based on a true story? https://puroveinte.com/is-the-horror-movie-barbarian-based-on-a-true-story/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 20:05:00 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/is-the-horror-movie-barbarian-based-on-a-true-story/ HBO Max has added a new horror movie to its catalog just in time for Halloween! Barbaric is now streaming on the platform, following its theatrical release on September 9, 2022. There are plenty of disturbing stories that have been adapted into a television or film narrative. So is this the case with the 20th […]]]>

HBO Max has added a new horror movie to its catalog just in time for Halloween! Barbaric is now streaming on the platform, following its theatrical release on September 9, 2022.

There are plenty of disturbing stories that have been adapted into a television or film narrative. So is this the case with the 20th Century Studios film?

Georgina Campbell stars as Tess Marshall, with Bill Skarsgård as Keith Toshko. The production also stars Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Kurt Braunohler, among others.

So where did the inspiration for the film come from? We have the answer for you below!

Is the movie Barbarian based on a true story?

The new movie Barbaric is not based on a true story. The film is written and directed by Zach Cregger. According to Cinemaholic, Cregger came up with the idea for the horror based on a non-fiction novel, The gift of fear: survival signals that protect us from violence by author Gavin de Becker.

If you haven’t seen the movie, you might be wondering what it’s about. The story follows Tess Marshall (Campbell) who discovers that the rental house she has booked already has a man, Keith (Skarsgård), staying there. He says the owner made a mistake and double booked the house. Against her better judgment, she decides to stay the night. But she will soon discover that she has a lot more to fear from the other house guest and maybe she should have listened to her instincts.

Fortunately, this production is not based on real events. But unfortunately there are other recent shows like Peacock’s A family friend and those of Netflix The Observer which are based on true stories. These two should be added to your watch list too!

Have you watched Barbarian? What do you think of the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Barbaric is now streaming on HBO Max.

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Treatments for serious mental illnesses not available to everyone – Times-Standard https://puroveinte.com/treatments-for-serious-mental-illnesses-not-available-to-everyone-times-standard/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 22:01:31 +0000 https://puroveinte.com/treatments-for-serious-mental-illnesses-not-available-to-everyone-times-standard/ Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about how law enforcement and the mental health system failed the Steichen family. What happened to the Steichen family two years ago was a disaster, but the family’s story is not unique. In March 2020, a 27-year-old Massachusetts man with untreated schizophrenia fatally stabbed […]]]>

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about how law enforcement and the mental health system failed the Steichen family.

What happened to the Steichen family two years ago was a disaster, but the family’s story is not unique.

In March 2020, a 27-year-old Massachusetts man with untreated schizophrenia fatally stabbed his mother and stabbed his stepfather, later telling police that his “alleged mother” kidnapped him and attempted to kill him. poison.

In January 2015, a 21-year-old New Yorker with schizophrenia fatally stabbed his aunt, uncle, and sister, placing a glass nativity scene on his uncle’s stomach, among other bizarre behaviors, because he thought it was would get rid of the devil.

In October 2019, a 24-year-old Louisianan woman with untreated bipolar disorder and schizophrenia committed suicide after experiencing violent outbursts and reporting that she was hearing voices.

The nonprofit National Treatment Advocacy Center has a database of preventable tragedies with nearly 4,000 news stories from across the country about people with schizophrenia who were arrested for committing a crime, killed by police, or committing suicide, usually because they have not received treatment.

“There are many tragic outcomes and some preventable outcomes as a result of serious untreated mental illness, including violent behavior,” Elizabeth Hancq, director of research at the Treatment Advocacy Center, told The Times-Standard.

There were 14.2 million adults with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or severe bipolar disorder in 2020, and 35% of them, or about 5.1 million, were without treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Lack of treatment has many negative outcomes for people with serious mental illness, Hancq said, pointing to how they are overrepresented in jails and prisons, more likely to be victims of sexual assault and abuse. other violent assaults, more likely to end up homeless, and 16 times more likely to be shot by law enforcement and to have high rates of suicidal behavior.

But she said one part that’s overlooked because of the stigma around mental illness is that while most people with mental illness aren’t dangerous, people with severe, untreated mental illness have higher rates of violent behavior than people with serious mental illnesses treated and the general population.

“Recognition that serious untreated mental illness can lead to more violent behavior is important as we discuss and try to create policies and solutions to help,” Hancq said.

Schizophrenia and its treatments

Most of the time when people think of schizophrenia, they think of the hallucinations and delusions that people experience, said Katherine Jonas, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral health at Stony Brook University and an expert on schizophrenia. These are known as positive symptoms.

“It’s one symptom dimension out of, I would say, three,” Jonas said.

The other two dimensions are negative symptoms, where people lack motivation to do things and have difficulty perceiving and expressing their emotions, and cognitive decline, which is associated with difficulty going to school and at work, as well as maintaining independent functioning.

The progression of an individual’s schizophrenia varies, but in general, according to Jonas, symptoms get worse over time, even if a person initially responds well to treatment. This treatment tends to come in the form of antipsychotic drugs, which only really impact positive symptoms like hallucinations, Jonas said.

“They don’t really do much for negative symptoms or cognitive deficits,” Jonas said. “There are a lot of researchers currently working to develop treatments for these, but there are certainly no pharmacological treatments at this time.”

There are psychosocial therapies for negative symptoms, but Jonas said it was difficult to access them because there are not many people trained to provide them in addition to the fact that it can be difficult to find. a general therapist.

“It’s more expensive than drugs,” Jonas said. “So it’s just less accessible and fewer people have access to it. Vocational rehabilitation is also very helpful, again, if you can get it. So often people just get antipsychotic drugs, that’s kind of the norm.

Sometimes people with serious mental illness suffer from a neurological condition called anosognosia or a lack of understanding that a person has a mental illness that requires treatment, causing them to refuse treatment. .

But people can also opt out if a person’s main treatment offered is antipsychotic medication, which has serious side effects, without therapy or professional rehabilitation, Jonas said.

“People tend to gain a lot of weight, and there’s a high rate of metabolic syndrome in people with schizophrenia,” Jonas said. “This is just one of the side effects of antipsychotic drugs and there are many more.”

Broken continuums of care

A hundred years ago, people with serious mental illness were confined to public hospitals, but that changed with the deinstitutionalization movement half a century ago. Public hospitals were closed when the state began to prioritize the independence of people with these diseases.

“The idea behind the deinstitutionalization movement was fundamentally good,” Hancq said. “Most people with serious mental illness can live successfully in the community with adequate supports, however, adequate supports have not necessarily been realized.”

The Community Mental Health Act of 1963, which was signed by President John F. Kennedy, did not recognize hospital psychiatric care as an essential component of the continuum of care for people with psychiatric illnesses, but Hancq said that it was just as necessary as outpatient treatment. .

“Severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder, like any other chronic illness, have symptoms that rise and fall over time,” Hancq said. “So someone with a serious mental illness, when their symptoms are at their peak, may need inpatient psychiatric care at some point during their illness and should have access to those inpatient beds.”

People don’t have access to these beds because of a federal rule called the Medicaid Mental Illness Institution Exclusion, which states that inpatient psychiatric services at a psychiatric hospital with more than 16 beds cannot not be reimbursed by Medicaid funds.

But there’s also the added problem that “the treatment system is not designed for those who don’t understand they’re sick,” Hancq said.

Changes in progress

Consistent with the rest of the deinstitutionalization movement, the state legislature passed the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act in 1967 to limit the involuntary detention of all but the most seriously mentally ill, but this soon led psychiatrists in prison to see an increased number of people with serious mental illnesses.

“Since then, we’ve been trying to figure out how we deal with the fact that people who need a lot of structure and support in the community aren’t getting it,” said Randall Hagar, director of government relations for the California Psychiatric Association. . and board member of the Treatment Advocacy Center. “So there have been various things that have been designed to help us deal with what’s called trans-institutionalisation – people going from public hospitals to jails and prisons.”

Hagar worked for years to have “severe disability” added to the involuntary treatment standard in the state, but the implementation of that standard ultimately impacts whether or not a person receives a treatment.

About 20 years ago, the state also passed Laura’s Law, named after Laura Wilcox, a 19-year-old woman who was shot and killed by a man with a serious, untreated mental illness. The law provides community-based assisted outpatient treatment for people who are unable to voluntarily access treatment due to their mental illness.

Hagar was a primary drafter of this law, as well as the state’s Mental Health Parity Act.

That program went unfunded for a long time, but Hagar said he worked with State Senator Darrell Steinberg to pass a bill clarifying that Mental Health Services Act funds could be used. for the program.

“It was a big boost,” Hagar said. “At that time we only had a few counties implementing it and when this clarification became law we had Orange County, San Francisco and 20 other counties implementing it.”

Humboldt County also recently implemented its Assisted Outpatient Treatment.

Sonia Waraich can be reached at 707-441-0504.

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