Will Smith Shares ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reunion Trailer

first_img“You’ve probably seen the picture. I posted it a month ago, me with the whole Fresh Prince cast … but you’re not ready for this trailer,” Smith tells the camera. “Happy Thanksgiving. Yes, thank you, Will, you’re welcome.”Will Smith Shares 1st Look at Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion in New Trailer 1The cast of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion YouTubeThe two-minute clip featured series regulars Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro reuniting with recurring costar DJ Jazzy Jeff in the Banks’ living room.The group remembered the on-screen chemistry between “playmates” Smith and Ribeiro, 49, and the “Friday night party” vibe that the cast had during tapings. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired for six seasons from 1990 to 1996.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The trailer ends with Janet Hubert, who originally played Aunt Vivian, returning to the set. Hubert, 64, left the show in 1993 after she and Smith had difficulties working together. Reid took over the role for the final three seasons.“I couldn’t celebrate 30 years of Fresh Prince without Janet,” Smith says before Hubert is seen walking around the backlot while the cast looks shocked.Hubert told TMZ in 2011 that she had no plans to reunite with Smith because of their feud.“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a–hole like Will Smith,” she said at the time. “This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word.”Smith, for his part, appeared to feel better about their relationship in February 2016 when he praised Hubert’s work on the show.“I think that both of the Aunt Vivs were really, really fantastic,” Smith said during an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra. “I think when you make a show, anytime you make a change, it’s going to be excruciating and painful. I think that Janet Hubert Whitten brought a really powerful dignity to the show.”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion airs on HBO MAX on Thursday, November 19.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! However, some of the cast had some reservations about joining the show. Reid, 72, recalled not wanting to do a sitcom with a “rapper” while Jeff, 55, wasn’t on board for the project at first because he didn’t consider himself an actor.Will Smith Shares 1st Look at Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion in New TrailerAlfonso Ribeiro and Will Smith YouTubeThe cast also paid tribute to James Avery, who portrayed patriarch Philip Banks on the NBC sitcom. Avery died at the age of 68 in December 2013 following complications from open-heart surgery.“James Avery was this 6-foot-4 Shakespearean beast and I wanted him to think I was good,” Smith said before a clip played of the pair in an emotional scene. “I fall into his arms at the end of the scene and he’s holding me, and the shot pans off and he whispered in my ear, ‘Now, that’s acting.’”- Advertisement – Yo home to Bel Air! Will Smith dropped the first trailer for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special, which featured the cast reminiscing about the iconic sitcom 30 years later.The Men in Black star, 52, shared the video via YouTube on Friday, November 13, which he prefaced with an introduction.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ministry says one Indonesian injured in Lebanon blasts

first_imgThe Foreign Ministry says an Indonesian was injured in an explosion that hit the main port of Beirut.In a statement published Wednesday, the ministry said the Indonesian Embassy in Lebanon had contacted the victim, who was in stable condition.“The embassy will accompany [the injured] until they recover,” the statement published on the ministry’s website said.In a separate statement, Indonesian Ambassador to Lebanon Hajriyanto Y. Thohari said all 1,447 Indonesian citizens in the capital city had been accounted for, comprising 1,234 United Nations peacekeepers under the Garuda Contingent and 213 civilians, and that they were all safe.He added that one Indonesian in quarantine at Rafiq Hariri Hospital, located 6 kilometers from the port, was also confirmed to be safe.The ambassador reported that the blast occurred Tuesday at 6:02 p.m. local time at the Port of Beirut –near the downtown Beirut area and around 7 km from the Indonesian Embassy– and caused property damage within several kilometers of the blast. Explosion in #Beirut #Lebanon – view from Annahar building. Praying for everyone’s safety 🙏🏼😓 pic.twitter.com/Zf6fXaahUq— Fady Roumieh (@FadyRoumieh) August 4, 2020“So far, there has been no official statement about the cause of the explosion. Initial sources said the explosion occurred in one of the large hangars that stored explosive materials at the port,” the ambassador wrote in Wednesday’s statement.However, AFP reported that Prime Minister Hassan Diab said 2,750 tons of the agricultural fertilizer ammonium nitrate that had been stored for years in a portside warehouse had blown up, sparking “a disaster in every sense of the word”.“The Indonesian Embassy has conveyed the appeal through WhatsApp groups and through the Indonesian nodes […] to report immediately if [any Indonesians] are in an unsafe situation,” the statement wrote, adding that the embassy had communicated with the police to report updates regarding Indonesian citizens.AFP reported that at least 78 people were killed by the blast, with thousands more injured. Videos of the explosion and its impact began circulating on social media late on Tuesday. Topics :last_img read more

Brussels still sceptical of proposed Dutch mortgage institution NHI

first_imgThe NHI would offer institutional investors mortgage bonds under the existing national mortgages guarantee scheme (NHG), at the same time relieving some of the pressure on banks’ balance sheets, allowing them to increase corporate lending. Two years ago, proponents of the NHI suggested it could cut mortgage interest rates by 0.5 percentage points. But the European Commission has demanded that Dutch banks pass on any financial benefits to mortgage takers.For their part, the banks claim this would be impossible, as they would finance their NHG portfolios partly through the NHI and partly through more traditional means such as savings deposits. Perhaps the most important benefit for investors in NHI bonds would not be the additional guarantee but the improved marketability of NHI bonds, as well as increased transparency.“Apparently,” Blok said, “financing of mortgages under NHG guarantee is too complicated for investors.”Another potential problem, the FD suggested, is that Eurostat – the EU’s statistics bureau – may add the NHI’s mortgages to the national debt. If this were the case, it said, the Dutch Treasury would block the initiative.Recently, the National Investment Institution (NHII), another initiative to boost the local economy, was launched with combined investments of €400m in small and medium-sized companies by insurers and pension funds, including the €20bn pension fund for the printing industry PGB and the €65bn metal scheme PMT.However, the NHI has the potential for much larger investments, as current mortgages issued under NHG guarantee less than €180bn in total.Although current mortgages cannot be issued through the NHI, it is an indication of the scale of the market.The FD, citing anonymous sources, said interest in the initiative was fading among investors and banks due to repeated delays and the fact that alternative means of financing are now cheaper due to low interest rates. Stef Blok, the Dutch housing minister, has conceded the government’s plans for a National Mortgages Institution (NHI) are still in limbo due to the European Commission’s ongoing concerns the initiative is a form of state support.Speaking at the IIR Securitisation Event in Amsterdam for bankers and investors, Blok said he was still waiting for the “green light”, according to local financial news daily FD.“I am still keen on getting the NHI off the ground, but the Commission is anxious about government support,” he said.The Dutch government has been in talks with Brussels on the matter since the summer of last year.last_img read more

This architecturally designed Noosa home has stood the test of time

first_imgThe spacious interior at 10 Cottonwood Crt, Noosa Heads. Relax and unwind at 10 Cottonwood Crt, Noosa Heads.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago The bathroom at 10 Cottonwood Crt, Noosa Heads.Local building company Shadforth Lythgo picked up a Master Builders’ award for their construction of the home, and managing director Tony Shadforth still remembers the project as one of his favourites.“The attention to design detail was incredible,” he said.“In the bathroom for example, we cut every tile to the architect’s specifications.“At the time their extensive use of large sliding glass doors was quite innovative, and it really opened the property up.“From the entryway to the use of concrete and the mezzanine level which features a floor-to-ceiling library, it was a property designed to be inclusive while using sensible products and beautiful design.” The perfect place to entertain at 10 Cottonwood Crt, Noosa Heads.Marketing agent Sean Cary, of Sean Cary Real Estate – Noosa Heads, said the result was a four-bedroom, three-bathroom property that was visionary and had stood the test of time.“The architecture hasn’t aged, the finishes are simply stunning,” Mr Cary said.He noted the engineering was particularly impressive, with the cantilevered second storey providing “truly seamless indoor-outdoor living areas on the ground floor below”.Meanwhile, the home’s design had a focus on an environmentally-friendly lifestyle.“Its natural ventilation is quite unique,” Mr Cary said.“The property has banks of louvres which are automatically controlled to draw breeze into the house in summer, while the orientation of the house is designed to maximise the north east aspect.“This allows the house to take advantage of the morning sun, yet it’s protected on a hot summer’s afternoon.” 10 Cottonwood Crt, Noosa Heads.A decade after an architecturally designed luxury Noosa property first attracted awards for itsinnovative design and premium build, the home is on the market. With a price guide over $1.55 million, 10 Cottonwood Court, Noosa Heads, was part of the first stage of the exclusive bushland enclave known as Elysium Noosa.Initially launched in 2005, the 189-lot development started with just 31 homes, each designed by award-winning architects to suit the landscape and elevated aspect of the individual lots.Architectural firm Bureau Proberts was responsible for designing 10 Cottonwood Court and looked to maximise the home’s privacy, bushland vistas, and natural ventilation, while also including premium finishes like automatic louvres, large sliding glass panels, and a cantilevered second storey.last_img read more

Navios Midstream’s Profit Sinks amid Challenging Market

first_imgMonaco-based owner and operator of tanker vessels Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (Navios Midstream) recorded a net income of USD 3.9 million USD in the third quarter of this year, a drop of almost 30 percent from USD 5.5 million posted in the same period a year earlier.EBITDA for the period stood at USD 14.5 million, against USD 15.7 million seen in Q3 2016, a decrease of USD 1.2 million.In addition, revenue decreased to USD 20.7 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, from USD 22.2 million reported in the same period of 2016. As explained, this was due to the lack of profit share as a result of prevailing market conditions and unscheduled off-hires due to the prolonged drydock of one of the company’s vessels.Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) was USD 39,292 in Q3 2017, compared to USD 40,835 in the same quarter last year. “Continued volatility in the oil and oil transportation markets acts as an overhang. We have the luxury of being able to wait patiently, as Navios Midstream has long-term charters with a remaining average charter period of 3.6 years, that are expected to generate approximately USD 360 million in revenue. We also have no committed growth capex or any significant debt maturity until 2020,” Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Midstream, commented.The company said it entered into long-term charter-out agreements for its vessels, with a remaining average term of 3.6 years, which are expected to provide a stable base of revenue and distributable cash flow.Currently, Navios Midstream has contracted out 100% of its available days for 2017 and 2018 expecting to generate revenues, including the backstop commitment provided by Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation of approximately USD 82.2 million and USD 86.6 million for 2017 and 2018, respectively. The average expected daily charter-out rate for the fleet is USD 39,562 and USD 39,559 for 2017 and 2018, respectively.As of October, Navios Midstream’s fleet comprises a total of six very large crude carriers (VLCCs).last_img read more

East Central FFA Nursery/Landscape Team to compete nationally

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—The East Central FFA Nursery/Landscape Team will compete for national recognition in a career development event at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.The East Central FFA Chapter from St. Leon, Indiana will send members to Indianapolis as they vie for national honors in the area of nursery/landscape. Kubota Tractor Corporation and STIHL Inc., sponsor the event. FFA members who will represent the chapter include (Photo L to R):  Alex Dudley, Amelia Hartman, Alex Newport, and Rachel Kraus. Roy Johnson is the chapter advisor.Nursery/Landscape is one of 25 career/leadership development event areas, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. The nursery and landscape event tests participants by having them identify plant specimens according to their technical and common names, select nursery plant material and take a multiple-choice exam. The FFA members also perform hands-on activities that range from landscape estimating to interpersonal relations to nursery operation practices.  CDEs and LDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.  The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.Slast_img read more

Josh Shaw comes clean about his lies, injuries

first_imgJust over two months after admitting that the story that made him famous was a lie, senior cornerback Josh Shaw has finally gone on record to explain what happened the night he sprained both ankles.On Aug. 25, USC released a story explaining that the co-captain of the football team had sustained two ankle sprains after jumping off a balcony at his sister’s home in Palmdale, California, in an attempt to save his nephew, Carter, from drowning in the pool below.On Thursday, Shaw admitted to Bill Plaschke of the LA Times that he did not sprain his ankles saving his nephew, but rather after getting in a loud argument with his long-time girlfriend at his apartment, which prompted neighbors to call the police.Though both Shaw and his girlfriend, Angela Chilton, insist that the argument never escalated to physical violence, he still decided to flee from the police out of fear after his girlfriend left her apartment, while he remained inside.“We were not on good terms when she left, I thought she had somebody call authorities. I was thinking the worst,” Shaw told Plaschke. “If she did say anything, I’m a black man with dreadlocks, and with everything going on in the country at the time, all that stuff in St. Louis [Ferguson, Mo.] … in my mind, I’m going to leap from the balcony so authorities did not see me.”Shaw said when he jumped and landed on a grassy patch on Figueroa Street, he immediately felt pain shoot up both his legs, and feared he had broken them. Thinking he had surely ruined his season before it began, Shaw felt he needed a good excuse to tell his coaches.“I wanted to come up with something that they would say, ‘Josh, if you got hurt, that’s a good reason to get hurt,’” he told Plaschke. “That’s where fabrication came in.”After USC’s sports information department sat down with Shaw to vet the story, they released it to the public, and it immediately picked up national attention. Shaw was lauded for his heroism on every major news outlet, including ESPN and Fox Sports 1, who named Shaw their “Best Person in Sports” the day the story broke.When rumors started to swirl about the story not being true, many people critiqued USC for breaking the story on its own and started to question the validity of schools’ sports information departments. But USC’s head sports information director, Tim Tessalone, insisted that the school needed to explain Shaw’s absence and took the necessary steps to vet the story.“We have our starting cornerback being carted around campus in a wheelchair, people would be seeing it,” Tessalone told Plaschke. “We knew it was a feel-good story, but we also knew it was a news story.”Shaw knew he had to come clean when he saw his lie broadcast on national television, but was afraid of the consequences. After gathering his family to explain what he had done, Shaw finally met with USC officials on Wednesday, Aug. 27 to explain that he had fabricated his heroic actions. The school announced that he lied and would be suspended indefinitely, but never disclosed the true cause of his injuries.Shaw, who racked up 67 tackles and four interceptions last year, will be suspended until he is formally absolved of wrongdoing by prosecutors and by USC’s own investigators. The Trojans only have three games left this season, and it remains to be seen whether Shaw will ever come back and play another game in cardinal and gold.last_img read more

Hazlet Man Charged in Murder of M’town Woman

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – A Hazlet man, arrested and held in Georgia, is being charged with a murder of woman whose body was discovered in a Middletown home destroyed by fire.Monmouth County’s Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement released Sept. 11, authorities have arrested Darryl E. Petlock, 34, and charged him with the first degree murder of Lynn A. Moretti, 40, a Middletown resident whose remains were discovered after the Sept. 4 fire at a Jersey Avenue residence was extinguished.Petlock, who is also known as Isa Maajid, was also charged with third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second-degree aggravated arson, according to the prosecutor.County law enforcement authorities received word on Sept. 9 that Petlock had been arrested by police in Brunswick, Ga., on an unrelated matter.Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office investigators and township police, who lead the criminal investigation, arrested and charged Petlock on Sept. 10, according to the prosecutor’s office.Township firefighters and police responded to the fire at 160 Jersey Ave., a residential street off of state Highway 36, in the North Middletown section of the township, and discovered Moretti’s body.Petlock appeared in Glynn County, Georgia, Magistrate Court on Sept. 11 and agreed to waive extradition. He will be transported to New Jersey for prosecution, according to the prosecutor.Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. set Petlock’s bail at $2.5 million without a 10 percent bond option.If convicted of first-degree murder, Petlock faces a minimum of 30 years in state prison, with 30 years of parole ineligibility, and a maximum of life behind bars. The weapons charge carries a maximum of five years and the arson offense has a maximum of 10 years, according to the prosecutor’s office.last_img read more


first_imgSINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $38,404 INTO THURSDAY AS WELL ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2017)–A Pick Six carryover of $71,437 will await fans on Thursday at Santa Anita, as no one correctly tabbed six winners on Sunday.  Track officials project Thursday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $500,000.  Additionally, there is a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $38,404 into Thursday.With an eight-race card on tap for Thursday, first post time at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m.  The Pick Six will be comprised of races three through eight, with approximate post time for the third race at 2 p.m. PT.For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Thebes will meet the clubs by videoconference next Monday

first_imgThe two vice-presidents of LaLiga, the corporate general director, the deputy director to the presidency and the secretary of the Delegate Commission will also be present at this telematic meeting. LaLiga has not yet decided whether Javier Tebas himself will appear in the coming days to share the news about LaLiga with the media, even if it is without journalists in the room, or if he will broadcast a statement through his official channels. The rest of Spanish soccer leaders, such as Luis Rubiales (RFEF) or David Aganzo (AFE) have also canceled a large part of their agenda to turn fully into this crisis. The president of the footballers union is the one who is most concerned with this serious situation in Spain since, in addition, he himself is part of the population at risk, which is why he does not separate himself from his mask these days. The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, has completely changed his agenda in the coming weeks to dedicate himself body and soul to alleviating the effects of the coronavirus crisis that is affecting the regular course of LaLiga and that could cause losses of up to 700 million euros in the event that matches cannot be played again in the remainder of the season. The head of the employers has canceled several events that he already had scheduled and his priority now is to be at the service of the clubs. Therefore, has met the Delegate Commission next Monday by videoconference to address this crisis.The Delegated Commission is the governing and administrative body of LaLiga for the creation of specialized work commissions. It is made up of six LaLiga Santander teams (Real Madrid, Seville, Betis, Valencia, Villarreal and Levante) and six others from LaLiga SmartBank (Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Almería and Lugo). Even so, Tebas is in permanent contact with the presidents and general managers of the other clubs, to whom he is sending all the information he has in his hands by being in permanent communication with the Government, the RFEF, AFE and UEFA.last_img read more