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Revealed: Scarlett Johansson’s secret history of deep-method movie roles

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The blessed ScarJo has kept very quiet some of her most impressive performances.Movie star Scarlett Johansson has faced criticisms around taking the part (she ended up standing down) of a trans person in Rub and Tug and the lead in Ghost in the
'The blessed ScarJo has kept very quiet some of her most impressive performances. Movie star Scarlett Johansson has faced criticisms around taking the part (she ended up standing down) of a trans person in Rub and Tug and the lead in  Ghost in the Shell , which was a Japanese character in its original manga form. She’s hit back at those snipers, telling As If magazine : “You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job.”Which got us wondering: what if she plays animals so well that we didn’t notice? Air Bud was one of her first roles. Had to cut her hair for it. She gained 4,500 pounds to play Willy. “I was sick and tired of animals being 2D depictions. I wanted to play a smart animal, one with motivations outside of a relationship.” Johansson learned to fly in three weeks for the part of Paulie. She still flies as a hobby to this day. Rumour has it that when Johansson showed up at Disney to voice Kaa in The Jungle Book , she was shocked to find a simple recording studio.”Am I just doing the voice?” she hissed, peeling dead skin from her arm. “You said this would be live action.” And just how wonderful was she in the romantic thriller  Twilight ? Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were nothing without her performance as a supporting tree.'

10 year old climbs El Capitan

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A 10-year-old has made history by becoming the youngest ever to climb El Capitan at Yosemite National Park.Selah Schneiter spent five days scaling the 3,000-foot-high rock wall with her dad.Climbing El Capitan is an extraordinary feat, even for the
'A 10-year-old has made history by becoming the youngest ever to climb El Capitan at Yosemite National Park.Selah Schneiter spent five days scaling the 3,000-foot-high rock wall with her dad.Climbing El Capitan is an extraordinary feat, even for the most experienced climbers.At the end of her week long trek she said she was looking forward to pizza! . The post 10 year old climbs El Capitan appeared first on Kiwi Kids News .'

Pou whenua installed on Ōtamahua/Quail Island

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Source: Department of Conservation The addition of a large pou whenua on Ōtamahua/Quail Island is a welcome sight for tangata whenua, on an island with a long and rich history. Ōtamahua is a 81 hectare pest-free island managed by the Department of
'Source: Department of Conservation The addition of a large pou whenua on Ōtamahua/Quail Island is a welcome sight for tangata whenua, on an island with a long and rich history. Ōtamahua is a 81 hectare pest-free island managed by the Department of Conservation in Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour. The idea for the pou whenua came from Whakaraupō Carving Centre and was completed as part of a regeneration plan led by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke around areas of cultural significance in Whakaraupō. With the assistance of funding from the Ngāi Tahu Fund for the carving, Ngāti Wheke commissioned Whakaraupō Carving Centre to create the impressive pou. Significant logistical and engineering support was provided by DOC for the transportation and installation of the pou. Ngāti Wheke assisted DOC with part funding for the installation costs. Dulux supplied the paint used in the carving as part of its Department of Conservation partnership. People gathered around the pou whenua during the blessing ceremony Pou whenua or land posts are used to mark territorial boundaries and areas of significance. The new pou is called ‘Te Hamo o Tū Te Rakiwhānoa’. A hamo is a multi-purpose tool used to clear debris and dig holes to plant vegetables. Tū Te Rakiwhānoa is the name of one of the tūpuna (ancestors) of Ngāti Wheke. Ngāti Wheke Chair, Manaia Rehu says they are thrilled at the idea of being able to look out from the marae at Rāpaki and see the pou across the harbour. “Ōtamahua has always been special to us and to be able to see the pou from Rāpaki reminds everyone of its importance and why we need to stay connected to it.” Whakaraupō Carving Centre’s team of master carver Caine Tauwhare, Carving Centre Trustee John Lewis and apprentice carver Josh Brennan set about carving the elaborate design from one giant log. The entire process took approximately three months. Josh, who has been carving since the age of 16 and is eighteen months into an apprenticeship at Whakaraupō Carving Centre says he has enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in such an important kaupapa. He says the story of Tū Te Rakiwhānoa is an important part of the history of the hapū. “Tū Te Rakiwhānoa was on a quest to restore the waka Aoraki and he used his hamo to clear the debris away from the waka. A taniwha by the name of Koiro Nui Te Whenua was causing havoc amongst the people in the area. Tū Te Rakiwhānoa, with the help of his cousins – Kahukura and Marukura – used the debris cleared from their waka to bury the taniwha.” Wbeing used to ferry people to Ōtamahua / Quail Island Caine Tauwhare elaborates on the significance of the design. “The pou is a representation of ‘te hamo’ which is the kō used by our tūpuna when he was trying to restore his waka of Aoraki. Te hamo is a digging implement used by our tupuna to plant kūmara, Canterbury being, to my knowledge, the most southern point in the motu to grow kūmara. When we talk about gardening and growing kūmara, we are talking in the realm of peacefulness.” On the side of the pou you’ll see a piece jutting out, this is called the teka. Our ancestors would put their foot on this as they held the kō to dig a hole and plant the kūmara. The teka itself is different on each side, it represents the two whānau who helped Tū Te Rakiwhānoa to keep the taniwha in its hole underneath the island.” The pou, which stands nearly nine metres tall and weighs 650 kilograms, was carefully transported a short distance from the Carving Centre in Lyttelton to Naval Point. From there it was airlifted across the harbour by helicopter, and carefully lowered into position at the island’s highest point, where it was fitted to a purpose-built concrete base. Andy Thompson says DOC was very supportive of the iwi’s idea to place a pou at the highest point of Ōtamahua. Ōtamahua/Quail Island was used by Māori as a base for mahinga kai or food gathering and farmed from the 1850s before it became a recreation reserve in the 1970s and was later used as a quarantine station for animals and people. “While the European history of the island is marked by various buildings on the island, the pou represents the significant cultural history of the island and its importance to Ngāti Wheke.” The presence of the pou will enrichen the experience for the approximately 16,000 people who visit Ōtamahua for recreation every year. Kai at the DOC hut after the blessing ceremony. “The story of Tū te Raki Whanoa is a rich part of Banks Peninsula and Whakaraupō’s history. It’s important to DOC this story is shared and people have a chance to learn more about Ōtamahua. The pou helps to bring this history to life for people to enjoy and appreciate,” says Andy Thompson. An official unveiling and blessing of the pou by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke took place last weekend on 26 May. [embedded content] Share this: MIL OSI'

Collins Celebrates A Bicentennial of Diary Making with Its 200th Anniversary

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Source: Media Outreach SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 21 May 2019 – Collins celebrates a bicentennial of diary making with its 200th Anniversary this year. A brand steeped in Scottish heritage, Collins has a rich history dating back two hundred years
'Source: Media Outreach SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 21 May 2019 – Collins celebrates a bicentennial of diary making with its 200th Anniversary this year. A brand steeped in Scottish heritage, Collins has a rich history dating back two hundred years from its humble beginnings in 1819 when founder William Collins set up his first printing press in the Candleriggs street of Glasgow, Scotland. Collins has since grown over the centuries to become the preferred stationery and lifestyle brand, touching lives across the globe with quality stationery that is a conduit for self-expression, authenticity and what flows from within.   Throughout the years, Collins has relentlessly pushed the boundaries of design and innovation by continually evolving and exploring new and innovative ways to meet consumers’ needs. As a passionate stationery maker renowned for its quality, Collins not only creates fundamental tools, from diaries to notebooks, journals and other stationery, it also offers them in a wide variety of cover material, design and layout to cater to all lifestyle preferences.   Commenting on the milestone, Ms Connie Chan, Executive Chairlady and Chief Executive Officer said: “Looking back on our first 200 years, our passion has never wavered and we’ve been steadfast in creating quality stationery for authentic self-expressions. We have designed numerous organizational tools that improve the daily lives of our customers, and encourage them to let their creativity flow. As we write a new chapter for the next two centuries, we’ll continue to evolve to suit consumers’ preferences and attitudes while always staying true to our Scottish roots.   Be it a diary, notebook or desk planner, every Collins product inspires self-expression and is delightfully pragmatic. After all, Collins is the conduit of what flows from within.”   As a global stationery and lifestyle brand, Collins has presence across the world, in UK, Australia, Singapore, Japan and more. The brand aims to introduce its quality stationeries and lifestyle products to more consumers and expand further in Asia, Europe and Australia.   Please refer to this link for more information: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g89ammlu6m9bzxt/AADba_Vrt8x7kuOY2FlmgRP4a?dl=0 – Published and distributed with permission of Media-Outreach.com.'