COUNCIL WARNS OF DANGER OF ‘SOFT SAND’ ON POPULAR DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgVisitors to a popular Donegal beach are being warned that soft sand may pose a danger to them.Carrickfin by Kei PattersonDonegal County Council has been forced to erect signs in the vicinity of Carrickfin’s Southern end.The beach remains open for all visitors to enjoy, according to a spokesman for Donegal County Council. However with a fine spell of weather forecast, there are fears that many more people will use the area.The spokesman said “A sign has recently been erected notifying visitors that sand may be soft in the vicinity of the stream on Carrickfin’s Southern end.“This is an irregular occurrence, depending on rainfall, stream depth, state of tide and other factors influencing.“As a precaution, the bi-lingual sign was erected in the interests of water safety.”  COUNCIL WARNS OF DANGER OF ‘SOFT SAND’ ON POPULAR DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: June 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carrickfin beachdangersignssoft sandlast_img read more

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Taxpayers ripped off in public ‘enterprise’

first_img While the district is now attempting remedial action, many students and taxpayers are asking what took so long. Most citizens recognize the importance of government to provide, at a minimum, for public safety and important facilities like sewers, roads, lighting and sidewalks. Some want much more, from recreational facilities to beautification projects. However, regardless of how one views the role of government, few see government qualified to provide services that are freely available from the private sector. Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, hardly an advocate for reducing the role of government, summed it up well when he said, “It is not government’s obligation to provide services but (to) see that they’re provided.” In the cases of Gardena and the Los Angeles Community College District, as well as hundreds of other government entities, the job can be done more efficiently by using the Yellow Pages rule of thumb: If you can find the service offered in the Yellow Pages, then make the call, because chances are someone in the private sector can do the job better and cheaper. Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Contact him through the organization’s Web site, www.hjta.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Former Mayor Donald Dear has told The Associated Press that if he had been more sophisticated in the ways of business, he might have seen red flags along the way. But as it turned out, the mayor found himself in a Dear-in-the-headlights situation. Belatedly, Dear realized the crux of the problem. He and the members of the City Council had no clue how to establish and manage a profitable insurance company. And chances are he and his colleagues would have been equally inept at automobile manufacturing, dry cleaning or gift shop operation. Unfortunately, this effort to run a “business” – for which government officials have no expertise and which has led to significant taxpayer expense – is not unique to the city of Gardena. For years, the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees has been operating a food-service program at a loss. Of course, the impact of subsidizing food service has been that less money has been available for programs for students, whose fees have been rising dramatically. Although few students take advantage of the food-service operations, in order to comply with union agreements made years ago when the campuses were run by the Los Angeles Unified School District, the college board has kept union workers fully employed at a rate of as much as $15 per hour, more than twice the minimum wage. The result has been that the program has been losing money – nearly half a million dollars last year alone. The plight of the city of Gardena should be a lesson to public officials everywhere. The 6-square-mile Los Angeles County community of 60,000 residents is poised on the verge of bankruptcy. The deadline to pay off $26 million in debt has come, and the city, whose annual budget is $36 million, does not have the money. The origin of Gardena’s financial problem goes back a dozen years to 1993 when, due to a combination of hubris and naivete, city officials formed a for-profit insurance company. Believing that under their management a homegrown company, Municipal Mutual, could compete with the likes of State Farm and Allstate, officials issued city bonds to provide startup capital. Municipal Mutual lost money from Day One, creating an ever-deepening financial hole for which the city was responsible. Municipal Mutual continues to fail and is under state supervision. last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Edged By Missouri State, 65-61, In MVC Tournament Semifinals

first_img Listen Live Photo Gallery Full Schedule Roster Live Stats ESPN Des Moines Box Score (PDF) Story Links Preview Next Game: Sacred Heart 3/17/2016 – 7:00 PM Box Score (HTML) MOLINE, ILL. – A pair of free throws with 22 seconds remaining by Missouri State helped edge the Drake University women’s basketball team, 65-61, in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday at the iWireless Center. Drake (22-9) held a 61-60 lead with 1:44 remaining after Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) made a pair of free throws. Rhine, the MVC Freshman & Sixth Player of the Year, paced the Bulldogs with 19 points and 13 rebounds to record her fifth career double-double. Drake forced a Missouri State (23-9) miss on the possession after Rhine’s free throws. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) grabbed the defensive rebound, but later had a tough break as her layup attempt rolled out that would have extended the lead to three points. However, Rhine pulled down the rebound to keep the possession alive for the Bulldogs. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) attempted a three-pointer, but she too had bad luck as the attempt missed. Onye Osemnam rebounded the miss and was fouled by Rhine. Osemnam made the first of two free throws as the Bulldogs grabbed the miss. Ingle had another good look that rolled out as the Lady Bears rebounded the miss. However, Tyonna Snow was called for 10 seconds in the backcourt as the basketball went back to Drake. Ingle had another jumper that just couldn’t fall as Missouri State rebounded the miss. Audrey Holt rebounded Snow’s miss on the following possession and was fouled as she made both free throws with 22 seconds to lead 63-61. Drake had another try as Wendell attempted a jumper with 10 seconds left, but it fell short as the Danielle Gitzen grabbed the miss and was fouled. Gitzen made both free throws to stretch MSU’s lead to 65-61 as Wendell’s final attempt was off as the time ran out. Missouri State advanced to the tournament title game, where it will play No. 1 overall seed UNI. “We love being in the Quad Cities. We loved all the fans here tonight and I wish we would’ve played a bit better,” said Drake head coach Baranczyk. “They did a great job defensively. They crashed really well on the offensive end and gave us some problems. I loved a lot of the things we did, I loved how we came out yesterday, I love our team and we’re going to still be playing and we’re going to continue to get better, I do know that.” Drake got off to a slow start falling behind 9-0 at the start of the game, but the team didn’t panic coming back to trail 19-15 after the first quarter. Rhine had eight points and Ingle had four points in the first quarter. Freshman Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) had the other three points from her first three-pointer. The Bulldogs trailed for most of the second quarter until Rhine made two free throws to lead 28-27 with 2:17 left in the quarter. The Lady Bears quickly answered with five quick points to lead by four, but Miller beat the clock on a deep three as Drake was down just 32-31 at halftime.Drake led by as many as six points in the third quarter, but Missouri State trimmed its deficit to just two points at the end of the quarter at 46-44 after Wendell’s jumper. There were seven lead changes and five ties in the fourth quarter. Wendell ended the game with 11 points. Drake will wait until late Monday night to find out if it will be returning to the WNIT postseason tournament. The WNIT field will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament selection show. Drake earned a WNIT berth last season and lost to Eastern Michigan in the opening round. Check back to www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com for details. “We want to get better and continue to play this season,” Baranczyk said. “There are a lot of teams out there that would give anything to continue playing. We play a lot of people and play a lot of minutes – this is a team that loves the game of basketball. They love playing it andplaying together. We are still a young team and the more experience that our culture gets and the better we’re going to be. You can tell it is coming.”    Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Play Your Part Ambassadors Khabonina’s #Mandela100Yogathon tour

first_imgAs Mandela month concludes, however, some of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part Ambassadors are still living the legacy and making every day a Mandela Day. This rings true in the case of recently on-boarded actress, dancer and fitness advocate Khabonina Qubeka. In April, the Play Your Part initiative was introduced to the #Mandela100Yogathon tour. The yogathon is an international tour in honour of the centenary of the birth of the late former President, Nelson Mandela and a contribution to fostering healthy lifestyle choices in young school children.The schools yogathon tour commenced on Mandela Day, 18 July 2018 at the Future Nation School in Fleurhof. Learners at the school were afforded an interactive yoga session during recess as well conversations on the importance of taking care of self, resulting to a positive ripple effect on the social challenges currently faced by young people.Play Your Part supported Khabonina in driving awareness and highlighting the role of youth in building a better South Africa through the lifestyle choices they make and to encourage them to exercise their freedom to make more informed decisions around their health.Taking to social media to show gratitude to Khabonina’s initiative ; Xoliswa Mahlangu‏ @The_Tech_Fairy said “Ingane zethu… Thank you Sisi for loving our school so much. We love you”The tour will continue throughout the year and to get more information and how you can play your part in supporting Khabonina’s efforts, follow @Khabonina_Q and #Mandela100Yogathon on Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

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Flixster Acquires Rotten Tomatoes

first_imgFlixster just announced that it has acquiredRotten Tomatoes, the popular movie review site, from IGN Entertainment. IGN is a division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Flixster is one of the world’s most popular movie communities and currently features about 2.3 billion ratings and reviews from its users. Rumors about this acquisition surfaced in late December, when Kara Swisher first reported that a potential acquisition of Flixster by MySpace would hinge upon a merger of Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster, though Swisher’s sources later argued that the deal would look exactly like the agreement the two companies announced today.The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.A Natural FitCombining Flixster’s user-generated reviews and Rotten Tomatoes, which aggregates reviews from top movie critics, seems like a natural fit.  Flixster also has a strong presence on social networks through its Facebook and MySpace apps. Even before this acquisition, Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes already partnered in some key areas. Critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, for example, already appeared on Flixster’s site and in the service’s mobile apps.According to today’s press release, IGN plans to refocus its efforts on building out its game-related and men’s-lifestyle offerings. Rotten Tomatoes clearly didn’t quite fit into this new focus. Related Posts frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Video Tutorial: Advanced Paths in Adobe After Effects

first_imgLearn the basics of working with paths in After Effects to add visual interest to your video projects!In the following video tutorial our friend Kevin P. McAuliffe, for CreativeCow.net, demonstrates a few essentials for working with paths in After Effects.  Kevin starts with some basics (shapes and strokes) and then get’s into more advanced paths in AE, creating complex paths and attaching elements to them.Highlights of the tutorial include:Adding strokes to pathsAdding effects to stroke (ex. Vegas)Using shape layers to create text paths in After EffectsAdding motion blur to text pathsCreating paths with motion sketchingUsing smoother to simplify and smooth keyframesKnowing how to create and work with paths in After Effects may save you the trouble of manually key framing complex animation.Thanks Kevin & Creative Cow for sharing!Check out the Advanced Paths in After Effects tutorial:last_img read more

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Lee retains ONE Atomweight belt; Eustaquio wins by split decision

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ “It’s an honor to fighter here (in Singapore) as your champion…The anaconda choke is one of our favorites, so I was really happy to win with that submission tonight,” said the hometown bet, who hiked her record to 8-0.In the co-main event, Ben Askren hardly broke a sweat in keeping the ONE Welterweight crown, defeating Agilan Thani of Malaysia via an arm triangle choke in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe American fighter, who is one of the best pound-for-pound in the world, wrapped up the fight at the 2:20 mark of the opening round.Geje Eustaquio declared the winner. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPEustaquio, meanwhile, picked up a split decision victory over Thailand’s Anatpong Bunrad in their flyweight bout. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Angela Lee getting ready to attack. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPWorld Champion Angela Lee defeated Istela Nunes by submission in the main event of the ONE: Dynasty of Champions even as Filipino bet Geje Eustaquio emerged victorious Friday night in Singapore.Lee remained undefeated and retained her ONE Women’s Atomweight Title after finishing off her Brazilian foe with an anaconda choke at the 2:18 mark of the second round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT The 28-year-old martial artist from Team Lakay bounced back from his first-round submission loss Toni Tauru of Finland last December.Eustaquio avenged his split decision setback to Bunrad in their first meeting two years ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies View commentslast_img read more

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Klopp compares Liverpool to dog without favourite toy

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp used a surprise dog analogy when assessing his team’s change in approach this season.A goal from Mohamed Salah was enough for Liverpool to keep pace with Premier League leaders Manchester City thanks to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The victory once again showcased a far more stable Liverpool outfit, who kept their sixth clean sheet in nine league games this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Klopp discussed his team’s approach, which has been far less reliant on the high press so far this campaign.”Last year, our big strength was high pressing, and then when the opponents didn’t play football, it was like, ‘Sorry’,” he told UK newspapers.”It’s like a dog. If you don’t give him his favourite toy and throw something else, he thinks, ‘No, I don’t want that. I want the other one. I want to play high press’.”So, that’s how you develop, step by step, doing different things. Now we have to be better in the midfield press. Our midfield press wasn’t our problem against Huddersfield, though. Our problem was only that when we had the ball, we could have done better.” Games Wins Draws Goals Scored Clean Sheets PointsOur unbeaten @premierleague run continues.  pic.twitter.com/Nq3yTCk2Ud— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 21, 2018With only three goals conceded, Liverpool share the league’s best defensive record with City – the two teams two points clear at the top.Klopp, whose side host Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday, said there were still areas of improvement for his team.”You cannot win only with offensive football, it’s not possible. Because you are open and the pitch is too big for that,” he said.”You need to be organised and, on the other side, you need to create. I would love to see us do that a little bit better.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Key Hamburg investor pulls out

first_imgHamburger SV Billionaire investor announces he is ‘done’ funding Hamburg Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 00:49 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) hamburg fans-cropped Bongarts Hamburger SV Bundesliga Global shipping mogul Klaus-Michael Kuhne has withdrawn funding from the Bundesliga side after two years due to frustration over costs Hamburg have been dealt a financial blow after billionaire shareholder Klaus-Michael Kuhne announced he is to stop backing the Bundesliga club due to industry fees now being on a “different level”.Kuhne, 80, began investing in his local club in 2015 when he purchased a 7.5 per cent stake for €18.75million, while he also bought the naming rights for their stadium, seeing the previous name – Volksparkstadion – return.Dortmund 4/9 to beat Hamburg Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing It is estimated that the Kuhne + Nagel majority owner has invested about €60m in the club in total, helping ease their previous financial woes and secure player signings.But Kuhne, who Forbes reports as being worth €13.1bn, has become unimpressed by the state of modern football, highlighting inflated fees and poor signings.”[€60m is] a disproportionate amount of money,” Kuhne told Handelsblatt. “But the fees being spent in the industry now are on a different level altogether.”This club has been through some difficult times. There have been so many changes and some transfers have been complete flops, so it’s obvious that you start getting concerned when you’ve invested as much money as I have.”I’m done for the time being.”last_img read more

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Exclusive Interview Jeri Ryan Talks Charity

first_imgThe enigmatic Jeri Ryan recently visited Australia for the first time to attend the “First Contact Convention” in Melbourne. Look To The Stars’ Shane Tyler Greaves sat down with Jeri during her Oz trek to discuss her life, her charitable contributions and of course the role that solidified her as part of Sci- fi royalty.With a coffee in hand and smile to boot, Jeri was ready for her first Australian interview and looked genuinely thrilled to be in Australia and happy to discuss her many charity passions.It became clear very early on in the interview that Jeri is a woman who is clearly confident, intelligent and has a strong opinion she is not afraid to express. Jeri, who is ever-present in the forefront of many charitable causes, is always careful to align herself with organizations and causes that resonate on a personal level.“Charity work and giving has always been important to me, my mum was a social worker so I grew up amongst it and it’s always been apart of my life. I definitely try to stick to causes that are close to my heart and that I have a personal connection to – I think that’s really important.”Supporting the high profile NOH8 campaign came naturally to Jeri. NOH8 was formed as a silent protest again Proposition 8 in California which amending the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage across the board. The photographs in the campaign feature people from all walks of life photographed with duct tape over the mouths and NOH8 painted on one check as a symbol of the countless voices being silenced by the proposed amendment.Besides a killer photo, I asked why she was attracted to NOH8 and Jeri speaks of her innate soft spot for all GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) organizations.“I’ve always had so many gay friends and the fact that Prop 8 was started in California to prevent gay marriages is heartbreaking.” Clearly moved by the discussion and topic, Jeri is clear to define her reasons for supporting the cause as well as various other GLBT organizations.“To begin with, when the divorce rates are so high in heterosexual marriages, to be talking about the sanctity of marriage and excluding an entire group of our population is ludicrous, it’s just ludicrous! These are people who love each other and are in committed relations and have every right to get married”Growing up in the south Jeri understands the traditional attitudes toward general GLTB issues and marriage equality itself, however, despite her strong love for the south and while being a Christian herself, she is clear and unfaltering in her views.“To put it simply, being gay is not a choice that anyone would make! No-one would choose to make their life more difficult knowing what the obstacles are. I am not going to buy into the notion that this is a personal choice or wrong in any way… This is the way that God made people and it’s time for total equality.”When asked what she thinks it is that has made the GLBT audience connect with her on such a massive scale she says with a laugh “it was probably the outfit! Let’s face it, ‘Seven’ was just a little bit fabulous!”Another charity that Jeri is proud to support is GLSEN. GLSEN is the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network which plays a vital role in providing education and support for kids at school who may be affected by bullying. Primarily targeted at GLTB adolescents, the core mission of the organization is about educating and nurturing an understanding for school children whilst facilitating and cultivating the concept of equality and respect, regardless of your sexual preference. A key mission for the organization is to develop safer environments for today’s youth and provide them with support to grow their own identify without fear of repression.“This again goes back to kids. GLSEN is such a great organization, they work closely with schools to create gay and straight student alliances to make the GLTB kids feel safe and let them know that there is a place they can go where they won’t be judged and have people they can talk to. Everyone gets teased on some level, people go through bullying in many different ways and GLSEN help to combat it at it’s core. They provide ‘Safe Space’ kits directly to the children and schools making all those in the school level of our society aware of resources and support”In today’s world where young adults have so many pressures, worrying about being bullied as a result of your sexuality or personal identity is not a concept that Jeri is prepared to stand for: “Kids today are going through so much already, the whole idea of having extra pressure and fear based on their sexuality is devastating, this shouldn’t be happening in a civilized society and that’s why this particular cause is so important to me… as a mother I’m strongly apposed to any kind of bullying – in all forms. Bullying should not be tolerated at all, whether it is at school, work or at home. Developing educational programs for the younger generation is such an important mission and I’m proud to be able support them.”When moving onto Jeri’s impressive professional body of work, we discuss the ever-changing entertainment industry. To have enjoyed a constant career whilst remaining relevant in a notoriously fickle industry is no short order. As a working mum, juggling a career with the role of both wife and mother is also an ongoing challenge but Jeri has found a way to make it work. “I’m now fortunate enough to be able to select roles that suit my lifestyle but it’s definitely something I’m very aware of. Coming off the back of Star Trek which was a really, really tough schedule, I worked all the time. My son is now 17 and my daughter is 4, back then I was working 16 hour days and now its really important for me to take more time out with my family and take roles where I am apart of an ensemble cast and wont have to be in every scene – its definitely a luxury that I’m very thankful for!”There has been one re-occurring theme within many of the roles that Jeri has accepted over the years. They are all positive, powerful role models for young people. As the star of TV’s current hit show ‘Body Of Proof,’ Jeri plays chief medical examiner Dr. Kate Murphy and stars alongside an ensemble cast consisting of 2 female leads. Again, Jeri plays another intelligent, strong and self-assured woman.Accepting these styles of roles are certainly a conscience decision for Jeri, “I’m always conscience of what young people are watching, I want there to be positive role models for girls and boys growing up. Everybody needs to see the whole spectrum of what humanity is and what people are and know that not all people are homogenous and they shouldn’t all be homogenous and they need to know that. They need to know you can’t judge people by the way they look, or the way they dress or the way they talk. Yes, I want to play a strong positive intelligent character, I want my children to see characters with substance and be something that they can look up to.”After working on some of TV’s most popular shows including ‘Body Of Proof,’ ‘Law and order SVU,’ ‘Two and A Half Men,’ and ‘Boston Public’ to name a few Jeri is nostalgic when looking back at the role that immortalized her in Sci Fi history. As ‘Seven of Nine’ in Star Trek Voyager, Jeri played the much-loved Borg who classically re-discovered her humanity throughout the show. “I really enjoyed the dichotomy of Seven, how she looks a certain way and acts completely different. She looks overtly sexual but her personality is nothing like that. It was such a rich character as an actor to play, there was so much growth….she didn’t even start off human!”As for what’s next – Jeri says that for now she is simply enjoying balancing her family, her career and her life. “I feel like I’m in a really great place, I have an amazing family that I adore, I love my work and I feel like I’ve achieved many of my professional goals… for now, I’m having fun. I’m just along for the ride.”For such a caring and genuine person who supports so many charitable organizations with such conviction and pride, the phrase ‘Resistance is futile,’ rings true.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

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