Elmo and Kevin Clash have been working together for more than 20 years. Clash has also performed in Labyrinth , Muppets from Space , Follow that Bird and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Photo courtesy of Scott McDermott/Being Elmo hide caption toggle caption Photo courtesy of Scott McDermott/Being Elmo This interview was originally broadcast on December 15, 2011 . Being Elmo premieres on the PBS program Independent Lens on April 5th. When Elmo first appeared on Sesame Street , the little red monster had a deep voice and rarely laughed. But then puppeteer Kevin Clash started working with the furry red creature. Clash, now the senior puppet coordinator and Muppet captain on Sesame Street , further developed Elmo's lovable personality and started providing his trademark voice. Over the past 25 years, Clash has transformed Elmo into one of the most recognizable characters on Sesame Street . Clash's story is told in the new documentary Being Elmo , … [Read more...] about Kevin Clash: Making Elmo Come To Life
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With October just hours away, it’s really time to start embracing autumn. And what better way than to start cooking and baking some warm and hearty meals and sweet treats? ‘Our choices with food often reflect our environment, and with the temperatures dropping, we’re moving towards recipes that are warming and help us to feel nourished and cosy,’ baker, cook and recipe creator Lucy Lord told Metro.co.uk. We have some quick, easy-to-prepare and low-cost dishes put together by Lucy to help you get settled into the colder months. Total time to make: 6 – 8 hours Servings: 6 Ingredients: Oats base : 260g steel cut oats 750ml coconut milk 750ml water 6 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger Toppings : These quantities are for one portion, multiply as necessary and amend to your own tastes and preferences. 1 banana 1 tsp butter 1 tsp brown sugar Small handful macadamias Small … [Read more...] about Five recipes to help you get into autumn
GameCentral talks to the executive producer of the new Call Of Duty about sequels, 3D multiplayer, and why the PS4 version of Ghosts looks the best… Considering the sheer number of people involved in making a modern video game it’s relatively rare that we get to speak to the same person twice about a single game. But by what we assume to be coincidence we’ve spoken to Mark Rubin three times during the creation of Call Of Duty: Ghosts. First when the game was originally unveiled at E3 , when the multiplayer was first made playable to the public at Gamescom , and now most recently just hours after completing the finished game for ourselves. As always he proved an agreeably honest and forthright interviewee, as we discussed the specifics of the new game, the affects of Call Of Duty on the games industry and pop culture at large, and possible plans for the future. In fact we were talking for so long we’ve had to edit out various digressions, including our own personal … [Read more...] about Call Of Duty: Ghosts Mark Rubin interview – ‘there are things that we’re not allowed to talk about’
This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Billie Shepherd is always looking glamorous, and now she's launching a beauty box full of her go-to products so we can all get hold of her beauty secrets. "Being a busy mum, I’m always looking for products that not only work but ones that are also quick and easy to use in my daily routine," she recently told OK! Magazine. The gorge star is expecting a baby with husband Greg Shepherd, and she added, "My collection includes gorgeous skin, hair and body products, and a few of them are gentle enough to use on the whole family." Billie Shepherd introduces her OK! Beauty Box … [Read more...] about Billie Shepherd has just launched a beauty box full of her beauty secrets
Sony is planning 10 live service games for the PS5 in the next few years but what are they likely to be and how will they work? Following its acquisition of Bungie, Sony announced that it has plans to release 10 live services games for the PlayStation 5 by March 2026. So far though, they’ve yet to formally reveal any of them. All we know is that one of them is the first game from Canadian studio Haven (which Sony acquired earlier this year ) while another is in the works at Jetpack Interactive. That second detail was only recently discovered thanks to – what else – job listings at the studio, which may provide a further hint at Sony’s approach to these live service games. In case you didn’t know, Jetpack Interactive was responsible for the PC port of the 2018 God Of War game . It was that port’s success that seems to have led to Jetpack getting to work with another ‘prized’ PlayStation IP. Both the listings for network engineer and rendering engineer … [Read more...] about PlayStation’s 10 live service games: what are they and who’s making them?
Numbers of an iconic member of the grouse family have fallen below 1,000 in Scotland and could plummet further, a new report warns. Only 542 of the capercaillie, a huge woodland grouse, are estimated to be left in the country, according to the latest national survey led by RSPB Scotland. Scotland's population of the bird has dropped around 50 per cent since the last survey six years ago and is now at a critically low level, the survey has found. Numbers of capercaillie have been declining since the third national survey of 2003/04, but this is the first time since the survey began that the population has dipped below 1,000. Scotland is the only place in the UK where the capercaillie – the world's largest grouse – is found. Most are in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland's highlands. The rare bird – which reaches up to 3 feet long and 4.3kg in weight – is known for violent fights between males during breeding season. Capercaillie became extinct in Scotland in the … [Read more...] about Scottish GROUSE breed in danger of extinction: Number of capercaillie in the country falls to just 542 in wake of cold, wet Spring
NHS carers locked an autistic woman in a tiny room for nearly a month, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. Undercover filming also showed mental health workers slapped, pinched and swore at patients at one of the UK's largest treatment facilities. One patient, who reportedly attacked staff at the Edenfield Centre in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, was held in an isolation room for more than a year. Female staff acted in a sexualised way towards men receiving treatment. Other patients were unnecessarily restrained and staff regularly missed patient safety observations and falsified records. Dr Cleo Van Velsen, a consultant psychiatrist, said the BBC's footage showed a "toxic culture" among staff of "corruption, perversion, aggression, hostility, lack of boundaries", which was undermining patient recovery. A 23-year-old autistic patient with a history of self-harm was filmed screaming as she was carried back into seclusion by at least eight members of staff. Room had … [Read more...] about NHS carers locked autistic woman in tiny room for nearly a month
Overwatch 2 is less than week away, so get ready to say your goodbyes to the original as it’s time to prepare for the dawn of a new era. To help you jump into Overwatch 2 as quickly as possible Blizzard has released a number of checklists for new and returning players. As Overwatch 2 will be a free-to-play game, you won’t need to pre-order but simply wait for it to download once it unlocks in games stores. However, you can still get a head start, by following a few simple steps that will allow you to pre-download the game before it’s out. When can you pre-download Overwatch 2? According to Blizzard, the worldwide launch date for Overwatch 2 will be Tuesday, October 4. However, you’ll be able to pre-download the game from 9:30pm BST on Friday, September 30, if you’re a PC player or if you splurged on the Watchpoint pack. Besides giving you a head start, the Watchpoint pack also comes with some high-tier cosmetics as well as the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass. … [Read more...] about How to pre-download Overwatch 2 before launch
Ed Davey presses Boris Johnson on Carer's Allowance SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thousands of Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments were made in June and the next one is due in December. This year’s supplement payments are worth £245.70 each and the latest figures from Social Security Scotland show that 81,680 payments were made to carers who were eligible in April 2022. Related articles Households eligible for £159 refund on TV licence When households can expect the £400 energy bill support The supplement is paid to people in Scotland who claim Carer’s Allowance from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Unpaid carers in Scotland who were claiming Carer’s Allowance on or before April … [Read more...] about 81,000 carers could receive an extra £245 payment before Christmas – are you eligible?
SIR – Lord Frost, discussing Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget and the intervention by the International Monetary Fund ( report, September 28 ) observes: “The only way forward for Britain is lower taxes, spending restraint and significant economic reform.” Yet the Chancellor has given us no sense of what spending he intends to cut. So we have no idea what his “economic reform” amounts to. The mini-Budget has no foundation. Liz Truss and her Government must take us for economic illiterates. David Kelly SIR – In the IMF’s unprecedented and insolent intrusion, one can hear the voice of the establishment. Indeed, one can almost hear the sniggers as they contemplate the fall of our Prime Minister and Chancellor. I sincerely hope that the Prime Minister will treat them with the contempt they deserve and press on with her plans. It is a great relief to have true Conservatives in Downing Street. Jim Wood SIR – I am embarrassed to be a member of the Conservative Party. In the … [Read more...] about Letters: Grave doubts about a tax-cutting plan without savings to balance it