Survivors include his father, Kenneth L. Bodden, Sr. of Groves, TX; two brothers, Ken Bodden of Groves, TX and Steven Bodden and his wife Julie of Lafayette, LA. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2017 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Clay Faulk officiating. Burial will be at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Larry Osley Bodden, 59, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017.Larry was born January 5, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas to Kenneth L. Bodden, Sr. and Jessie Parsons Bodden. He was a lifelong area resident and member of Providence Church. Larry was a self-employed handyman.Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Bodden.
Despite my misgivings about the over-extended ending, I must admit that I enjoyed catching up with Danny as a grown man. Director Mike Flanagan has once again delivered a scary story that should leave fright fans clamoring to see what he does next. Throw in some cool visuals and Fergusson’s terrifying new villain and you have a film that is almost strong enough to shun Kubrick’s film and stand on its own merits.Almost.Movie reviews by Sean, “The Movie Guy,” are each week in “The Port Arthur News” and seen weekly on KFDM and Fox4. Sean welcomes your comments via email at email@example.com. Led by the terrifying Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) this band of baddies preys upon children with supernatural abilities. They torture them and then consume their life force. This is shown in explicit detail in one genuinely disturbing sequence that will haunt my dreams.I’m not exaggerating here. Rose the Hat is one of the more memorable horror villains that I’ve seen in a long time. Horror fans should absolutely love, and fear this charismatic character.The problem is that by the time Rose faces off against Danny and the girl with the powers, the filmmakers forget about the frights and instead turn their attention to slavishly recreating the Kubrick’s hotel set. They have done an amazing job bringing the set and characters back to life, but I would have preferred a better ending to the film over the superb production design.I would have also preferred a shorter movie, but thanks to the success of It, all Stephen King movies must now run 2½ hours in length, whether the story merits that run time or not. I count Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film, The Shining among my favorite movies of all time. Despite Stephen King’s outspoken distaste for the film, it has become an undisputed horror classic, known for its expertly-metered tension, iconic visual style and gonzo acting performances.Kubrick’s 1980 film still emits a powerful influence upon Dr. Sleep, the sequel that hits theaters this weekend. This is a nifty little fright flick that should please most horror fans, right up until the moment it feels the need to return to the Overlook Hotel and pay respects to Kubrick’s film. Much of what makes Dr. Sleep so unsettling is abandoned in favor of paying homage to Kubrick’s horror masterpiece.It’s a shame that it loses steam in the end but Dr. Sleep is still pretty good for most of its running time.This is the continuing story of Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), the little boy with the tricycle and the supernatural abilities from the original movie. He has grown up and learned to control his powers, but his life unravels once again when he decides to help protect a girl (Kyliegh Curran) who is being hunted by a band of psychic cannibals known as the True Knot.
Related Shows View Comments Three Tall Women Show Closed This production ended its run on June 24, 2018 Our ears perked up when two-time Tony winner Cynthia Nixon announced her run for New York governor. The Broadway veteran paid a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 18 to talk about her desired shift from award-winning actress to hard-pressing politician. Colbert asked Nixon about some of the flak she has received regarding whether a “celebrity” is qualified to take on a top government role. Nixon responded by stating that she had plans to see the new Broadway production of Three Tall Women starring Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, who after many years in acting successfully served for decades in parliament. “You can have more than one career in your life,” stated Nixon. Hear more from the native New Yorker and Broadway favorite below. Star Files Cynthia Nixon
Vermont Business Magazine The 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard will honor Vermont’s front line COVID-19 responders and essential workers with a flyover on Friday, May 22, 2020.“Our healthcare professionals, emergency responders and essential workers have served on the frontlines of this pandemic, putting the health and safety of their neighbors above their own and I cannot thank them enough for their commitment and service,” said Governor Phil Scott. “They’ve worked long, hard hours and given so much throughout this once-in-a-century crisis. They are heroes to us all.”“On behalf of the Air Force and the Vermont Air National Guard, we are proud to recognize and pay tribute to our healthcare professionals, essential personnel and first responders throughout Vermont,” said Col. David Shevchik, Commander of the 158th Fighter Wing. “This flyover is in honor of their professionalism, selfless service and commitment to our state and citizens when we need them most,” said Shevchik.A formation of four F-35A Lightning IIs will takeoff from the Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington at 12:00 p.m. for the flyover that is scheduled to last 90 minutes. The flyover is part of Operation America Strong, an Air Force effort to salute healthcare workers across the country.The flight path will take them over Bennington, Berlin, Brattleboro, Burlington, Essex Junction, Middlebury, Morrisville, Newport, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Townshend, White River Junction and Windsor.Residents in these areas can expect a few seconds of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead. They should maintain all social distancing guidelines and refrain from traveling to hospitals or gathering in large groups to view the flyover.“Thank you for what you’ve done and continue to do to support us all,” said Shevchik. “It is with our deepest gratitude that we recognize your sacrifices and unite together with you – we are Vermont strong and we will get through this together.”We welcome and encourage viewers to tag us on social media @VermontAirNationalGuard in photos and videos of the flyover with the hashtags #AirForceSalutes, #AmericaStrong and #InThisTogether.Source: Burlington 58th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard 5.21.2020
Nov 18, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the Southern Hemisphere has mostly returned to off-season levels, with only a few countries in tropical regions reporting significant activity, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.In Australia, however, some low-level H3N2 transmission is continuing, the WHO said. Low or no transmission is occurring in temperate areas of South America, as well as South Africa, which saw a second peak this season involving H3N2 and influenza B that followed an earlier peak of 2009 H1N1 activity. The Southern Hemisphere’s flu season typically runs from May through October.Hot spots in tropical areas include Nicaragua, which has reported a sharp rise in 2009 H1N1 virus detections since late September. Most cases are centered in Managua, which has reported 14 hospitalizations for H1N1 infection, the WHO said.Meanwhile, in El Salvador and Honduras, peaks in H3N2 transmission have tapered off.In tropical parts of Asia, only localized flu transmission is occurring, including in Cambodia and Laos. Vietnam has seen sustained 2009 H1N1 transmission for most of the year.Cameroon is the only sub-Saharan African country reporting active flu transmission, with peaking 2009 H1N1 activity, along with an increase in H3N2 detections.In the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season has not started, though some activity has been detected in a few areas. Canada reported its first flu outbreak this season, which struck a seniors’ lodge in Calgary, Alberta. Lab tests revealed H3N2 was the outbreak strain, according to the WHO.A handful of European countries are reporting sporadic activity, including France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, and western parts of the Russian Federation. However, the WHO said the events in those areas haven’t led to an increase in flu virus detections.In the United States, flu indicators show that activity was still low last week, according to a weekly update today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The only indicator that showed an increase was the percentage of respiratory specimens that tested positive for influenza, which rose from 0.8% to 1.4%.Of 12 influenza viruses that the CDC has genetically characterized, 11 were Perth-like H3N2 viruses, in line with the H3N2 component of the seasonal flu vaccine, and one belonged to the Victoria lineage of influenza B, also a component of the vaccine.Though few viruses have been tested, isolates that have been analyzed were susceptible to the antiviral drugs oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza).The CDC said no pediatric flu deaths were reported last week, and overall deaths from pneumonia and flu decreased slightly, but were still at expected levels for this time of year.Twenty three states reported sporadic flu activity, two less than the previous week, according to the report.See also:Nov 18 WHO flu surveillance reportNov 18 CDC flu surveillance report
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Source: Shutterstock/181658831“In the first year or two of our ownership, rents went down from about £8/sq ft to £5.50/sq ft. We thought ‘this is disastrous’. The conventional letting market had gone. You couldn’t even give the space away to offset rents.”Fortunately, Kempe had made a side investment in a music production company in Ealing and, through this, he met Michael Harwood and Nick Keynes, former members of 1990s boy band Ultra.They had set up a production company and were renting out a handful of studios to other users. Kempe hit on the idea that his industrial estate might be used in a similar way.“So I said to them ‘if you can get 10 people to sign up, I will invest money to create some great studios, but you’ve got to get them signed up first’.”The duo quickly delivered 10 names and, before long, the site started to gain a reputation within the music industry.“We suddenly found people coming up to us saying ‘it’s a bit of a dump, but actually it’s quite cool’,” says Kempe. “That’s how it started. It was all word of mouth – we didn’t use agents at all.”CPP starting investing in the site and soon pre-let 10 more studio spaces, then another 20, and it just snowballed from there. Today, there are around 100 studios on the site and Keynes curates the tenant mix using a pretty unique approach to property management.‘Interesting model’“Our model is interesting,” says Kempe. “We don’t have any set-in-the-sand criteria. It’s fundamentally ‘are you going to add to the community, can you pay the rent and do we like you?’. And usually it’s ‘do we like you?’ first, followed by ‘can you add to the community and pay the rent?’”Although Tileyard London has attracted lots of recording artists and studios over the years, the site has a diverse occupier mix, which includes talent management businesses and PR agencies with links to the entertainment industry, and even an e-games business.CPP has also invested in new amenities for the growing army of workers on site, such as the appropriately titled Vinyl Cafe, a wellness centre and the Two Tribes Brewery. Source: Shutterstock/110043122“One of the companies started with one guy; it has now got 65 employees working for it and has turnover in excess of £10m. And there are myriad similar stories.”He adds that Tileyard London also has a significant social impact strategy in place to help the local community.“We have a programme called Tileyard Impact, which is all about helping people who are less well off and letting them see what the music industry can offer,” says Kempe.Islington Council is actively working to support creative employment Councillor Asima Shaikh”And we have Tileyard Education, which we run ourselves offering MA courses, in addition to our own in-house music company called Tileyard Music where we promote new and upcoming artists. Whenever I tell people about this situation, they are incredulous.“Islington Council are not taking a punt on us. We’ve been here for more than 10 years. If we were get-rich-quick, fly-by-night developers we would have done that years ago – we’d have been out of here. And sometimes I wish we had given all the grief we’ve experienced.”Space for creative businessesFor its part, the local council says it is not opposed to the expansion of Tileyard to provide more space for small creative businesses. However, it argues that this is not what was being proposed by CPP for Tileyard. Indeed, it claims CPP was effectively seeking planning permission for a large floorplate office that could be occupied by anyone – a suggestion Kempe vehemently denies.The council’s local plan is expected to be submitted within days and a spokesperson for the council says the Tileyard petition has been treated as a representation to the local plan.Councillor Asima Shaikh, executive member for inclusive economy and jobs at Islington Council, says: “I want to be really clear that our local plan absolutely allows and protects the use of industrial space for creative purposes, and the council is actively working to support and promote employment in the creative sector.Council ‘not opposed’“We are not opposed to the expansion of Tileyard studios or other creative enterprises to provide more space for micro and small creative businesses.“What the local plan does do is prevent the change of use from industrial space to office buildings, or other unsuitable purposes. This is because we think it’s vital to foster an inclusive, robust and varied economy in the borough.“Many types of businesses have an unavoidable need for industrial space, and we have very little left in the borough. It’s vital that we protect the remaining industrial space we have, both for those businesses and for the many other businesses that rely on them.” Abbey Road in London, made famous by the Beatles? Sun Studio in Memphis, which helped launch the careers of Elvis and Johnny Cash? Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, where artists like Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones recorded?How about Tileyard London? No, didn’t think so. The 200,000 sq ft creative hub, which sits just north of Argent’s King’s Cross office development, boasts a roster of popstars that reads like a who’s who of the UK music scene – think Noel Gallagher, Mark Ronson, The Prodigy and Sigala.Yet, although it is home to nearly 280 companies employing more than 1,000 people, it remains little known outside the music industry.That could be about to change. Owner City & Provincial Properties (CPP) has submitted plans to add a further 75,000 sq ft of space to the scheme, generating another 1,000-plus jobs. Source: Shutterstock/1080510335There is just one problem. The owner is struggling to get planning permission from Islington Council for its ambitious expansion plans. So will the hub’s owner be granted approval to expand, propelling it into the music studio hall of fame – or will its plans fail to chart?CPP warns that if the council’s draft local plan is signed off, it would threaten not just its expansion plans but the long-term future of the whole site.It would mark an ignominious end to a long, but until now far from sorry, saga.CPP acquired the tired-looking 1980s-built industrial estate, which sits between Tileyard Road and Blundell Street, in November 2007. CPP director Paul Kempe, who founded the company in 1984, says that at the time, the estate, which was built by Lord Alan Sugar’s development arm and had B1 consent, was about 80% to 85% empty. The remaining occupiers were last-mile delivery businesses.‘Real quandary’“It had an uninspiring exterior and generally speaking it was pretty dilapidated and under-invested,” recalls Kempe.The deal for the site completed after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. “We were in this real quandary,” says Kempe. “We had completed on it, we were paying a shed load of empty rates, we’d got virtually no occupation and the few people who were here knew we’d got no occupation and they were screwing us on renewals. Source: Shutterstock/483371575“We’ve taken an estate that was dead and turned it into a creative workspace,” says Kempe. “I think the GLA [Greater London Authority] describes us as the most important music creative hub in the UK, which is great.”Not surprisingly, the success of the site has enabled CPP to grow rents from those lowly levels it had to contend with back in the late 2000s and Tileyard London is now completely full – hence the desire to expand the development.And therein lies the problem. In 2015, CPP started to put in motion plans to add around 100,000 sq ft of new space at the site. It managed to acquire some buildings locally and did a land-swap deal with Big Yellow self-storage, with which it drew up a joint planning application.The planning application, which was submitted in July 2018, proposed demolishing the existing buildings and replacing them with a building that at its highest point would be eight storeys. The intention was to offer a mix of light industrial floorspace, a ground-floor café, business-use floorspace, office floorspace and self-storage space.However, the local authority failed to reach a decision on the application within the required timeframe. So early last year, CPP launched an appeal for non-determination. The estate has been designated as an LSIS – locally significant industrial site – by Islington Council and it argued that the area’s industrial space could be lost if permission for the extnesion were granted.Failed appealUltimately, CPP’s appeal was unsuccessful and the inspector ruled in the council’s favour. Things got worse for the site later in the year when Islington Council’s draft local plan, which protects industrial land uses in the borough but also supports other employment-generating uses, stated it would just promote industrial uses on industrial land.Tileyard launched an online petition outlining its opposition to the changes to the local plan that garnered more than 1,500 signatures. But at the moment, the creative hub’s future remains up in the air.Kempe cannot mask his exasperation. “We’ve been investors in Islington for more than 10 years,” he says. “Unfortunately, because my property company owns Tileyard, they [the local authority] still regard me as some kind of capricious property developer.“We’ve brought more than 1,000 jobs where about 30 existed before. We’ve got this amazing ecosystem where everyone is creative. The GDP these guys create is huge. Kempe says that he has taken on board some of the comments made by the inspector around the proposed development’s massing issues and resubmitted a scheme that has 30% less floorspace than originally proposed. He is hopeful he will obtain consent for the revised plans next month.He also hopes that one day he will have the same relationship with Islington Council as he has with Wakefield Council, in West Yorkshire, where he is pushing ahead with the delivery of Tileyard North, next to the Hepworth Wakefield art gallery.Kempe aims to replicate the success of Tileyard London by renovating some old industrial mills and turning them into a creative hub that he says will be “one of the coolest places in the north of England”.Lack of opportunity“There are so many talented people in the north and basically they all leave because of either the lack of opportunity or the perception that they have to be in London to make things work, particularly in the music industry,” says Kempe.“But our view is that’s rubbish. We can give you all the facilities for a fraction of the price up in Wakefield and when you need to come to London you can come to Tileyard London and meet all the majors and producers here. So you have this London base without having to pay for it.”He has been working up plans for Tileyard North for more than three years and work is due to start on site next month. He hopes the first buidling of 20,000 sq ft will be open by the end of the year. That’s just for starters.Kempe is also eyeing up opportunities to create similar ‘satellite’ hubs in a number of othernorthern cities.“We’re looking at a number of different areas,” he says. “What we want to do is grow Tileyard into a global brand with music studios and creative space all over the world. That’s the vision. It’s exciting. And that’s why I’m very keen to grow Tileyard in London.”And one day he hopes to create a network of Tileyards across the world.
Kornrasit Pakchotanon, EGAT governor (Image courtesy of EGAT)The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has reportedly started talks with a number of suppliers of liquefied natural gas as it readies plans to develop an FSRU-based import terminal. Thailand’s government is aiming to liberalize LNG imports in order to spur competition in the sector, according to the energy minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Reuters reports.Currently, PTT is the only gas supplier and LNG importer in Thailand. To liberalize the market, the government has introduced third-party access, allowing companies to use PTT’s pipeline network to supply gas to end-users.Kornrasit Pakchotanon, who was appointed EGAT’s governor in June, was reported as saying the company is expecting to receive the approval from the national energy policy committee to build a 5 mtpa FSRU.In June last year, EGAT signed a memorandum of understanding with Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to cooperate in developing the LNG value chain business for electricity generation. LNG World News Staff
A coalition of major international corporations is to lobby the European Parliament and commission in an attempt to secure better protection for trade secrets, the Gazette has learned. In-house counsel from the 10-strong coalition of companies assert that trade secrets do not receive adequate protection in the EU compared with other economies, such as the US and Japan. They have instructed US firm White & Case to spearhead their action. The coalition is seeking legislative amendments to a directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, and to a regulation covering customs and counterfeit goods. The coalition claims that the directive, which does not mention trade secrets, is ambiguous about what intellectual property it protects. Approaches will be made to the parliament and commission in the coming months. The member corporations, many with multi-billion pound revenues, span a range of industries including food, telecoms and chemicals. More companies are expected to join the coalition with its lobbying, which is still in its early stages. One of the corporate counsel involved said: ‘Thefts of trade secrets are increasing and some of our trade secrets have been sold to competitors. The EU wants to promote innovation and R&D [research and development], so we’re saying that we need improved protection and awareness that trade secrets are another form of intellectual property.’ The counsel said that ‘confidential know-how’, even when not covered by patent or copyright, is ‘a critical element of the value proposition’ in many industries. ‘In the US and Japan, there is legislation that protects trade secrets and an awareness that trade secrets are just another form of intellectual property that needs protection.’ The counsel said that adequate remedies are needed when stolen trade secrets are exploited. Meanwhile, the European Court of Justice has extended protection for trademarks in the long-running L’Oréal v Bellure case concerning the manufacture and sale of imitations of well-known perfumes. The ECJ decided that a third party seeking to ‘ride on the coat-tails’ of a trademark ‘in order to benefit from the power of attraction’ was in the wrong, even if the trademark owner suffered no direct loss.
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