ACTRESS, model, film-maker, writer, farmer, style icon, mother and all-round entertainer, Isabella Rossellini keeps reinventing herself and now, aged 66, is bringing her new, one-woman-and-a-dog show to Belfast for its Irish premiere.The Italian Golden Globe-nominated actress is headlining next week's Belfast International Arts Festival with her show Link Link – a monologue inspired by the animal kingdom and based on scientific research with a "comic twist".Although best known as the Face of Lancome and for roles in films including Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her and Fearless, the actress who was born into cinema royalty – she is the daughter of former Hollywood siren Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini – has dispensed with the advice and carved out a new niche working with animals.She has also just written a book about chickens – My Chickens and I – based on "amusing observations" at her farm in Bellport, New York, but the casual humour … [Read more...] about Isabella Rossellini on taking her ‘dog show’ Link Link to Belfast’s Grand Opera House
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THE Great Exhibition of the North - the largest event taking place in England this year - is already a huge hit with its amazing exhibits, live performances, new artworks and innovations and some truly unforgettable experiences over 80 days. It is an unbeatable showcase for the way we do things here, and with the whole country looking in, the Get North! Family Expo starts this weekend at St. James’ Park. Expect endless inventing, crafting, making, experimenting and tinkering with ideas with experts in the know. And as the event is at Newcastle United in a World Cup year, there will also be some inflatable football activities thrown in at the annual NUFC Family Fun Day, situated on Strawberry Place. Activities are ideal for seven to 14-year-olds but younger children will love them too with a little help from the grown-ups. Stretching over six action-packed days from 10:00 – 16:00, the event kicks off with a weekend of drop-in fun on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August. No … [Read more...] about A weekend of pure fun at the Great Exhibition!
On a recent holiday in Northumberland, David Sproxton visited the home Lord Armstrong created on a crag near Rothbury. Like so many others, he admired the Victorian industrialist’s pioneering mod cons. “Having been around Cragside, I’d say this is the most Wallace and Gromity house I’ve ever been in,” says the co-founder and executive chairman of Aardman Animations. “I’ve talked to Nick about it and said, ‘You’ve got to go to Cragside’.” This is Nick Park who came up with cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his silent sleuth of a hound, Gromit, and directed the Plasticine characters in stop-motion films that have won four Academy Awards and millions of fans. It was David and business partner Peter Lord who gave film student Nick his break, offering him a job and enabling him to finish A Grand Day Out, the BAFTA-winning short that made film stars of Wallace and Gromit and put Aardman Animations on the red carpet. Lord … [Read more...] about Durham grad behind Nick Park movies finds most Wallace & Gromity house ever in Northumberland
This week, Apple will reveal the future of your iPhone – and any other product you might happen to own. The company is hosting WWDC, its annual conference. Right in the middle of that is the keynote where the company shows off updates to the various operating systems and software that power all of its products. The event will take place all through next week. But the big keynote happens on 4 June, in the morning pacific time so much later on in the day in the rest of the world. What is WWDC? The event's full name is Worldwide Developers Conference, which gives you a pretty good picture of what happens. It serves as a place for app developers to meet each other and learn about the future of Apple's various platforms, and for Apple to discuss that future with them. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018: What is Apple’s big event, will there be a new iPhone and how do I watch it?
Beatriz Alvarado Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times Published 8:21 p.m. UTC May 25, 2018 It's been nearly two decades since a pair of teens walked into a high school and carried out one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history. But the debate on school safety, guns and mental health sparked by the 1999 Columbine High School shooting rages on. From Columbine to Sandy Hook, and most recently Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Texas, innocent lives are still being lost in record numbers each year. Similar to past high-profile shootings, the latest has prompted a renewed debate about what more can be done to identify students grappling with mental health issues before they turn violent. It may be easy to dismiss these shooters as simply "evil" or "deranged," as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz did when he referred to 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis. The teen is accused of fatally shooting 10 people and injuring 10 others at the Texas high school near … [Read more...] about School shootings and mental health: Inside the minds of mass shooters