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Sunday, August 24, 2014

STRONG EARTHQUAKE HITS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


napa california earthquakeEFE- A magnitude 6 earthquake rocked northernCalifornia (USA) this Sunday morning, causing injuries and power outages, This was the strongest quake recorded in the area since the 7.0-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The quake occurred at about 03.20 am (10.20 GMT) and the epicenter was six miles deep, about six miles southwest of the city of Napa and just over 50 southwest of Sacramento. "The earthquake of 6 degrees near the Bay aArea (San Francisco) felt this morning was the largest earthquake to hit the area since the earthquake in Loma Prieta almost 25 years ago, "said USGS on its official Twitter account .
sismo5The captain of the Napa Fire Department , Steve Becker , said that reports of "numerous" injuries at that location had been received, but did not provide further details, according to the newspaper San Francisco Chronicle
A fire in a mobile home park destroyed at least three homes in Napa, where the earthquake filled the streets of bricks, broken glass and other debris, said Becker.
The newspaper cited, also informed that there were multiple reports of power outages, gas leaks and floods in the area of San Francisco Bay and at least 15,000 customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.are without power in the towns of Vallejo, Napa, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa and Sonoma .

Local authorities are inspecting damage to infrastructure and have closed two highways to assess their condition, while the bridges of the Bay Area, home to San Francisco , do not appear to have reported damage, according to the California Highway Patrol .
sismo2The quake occurred as many of the residents were sleeping, but Erica Gregory, who was working on the night shift at a gas station near the town of Vallejo , said the store items began to fall.  "It was a desperate situation but I had no other solution but to stay there and wait, " Gregory told the San Francisco Chronicle.
So far the cause of the quake has not been determined, but the USGS said on its Twitter account that the section of Browns Valley of the West Napa fault could be it.
sismo3The earthquake today was followed half an hour later by half a dozen quakes of lesser magnitude, the largest of which reached 4 degrees, according to the Geological Survey, which warned that there is a 54% chance that a strong aftershock could register within the next 7 days.
In the earthquake of Loma Prieta , in October 1989, 63 people died, 16,000 houses were destroyed and part of the Bay Bridge, the longest bridge that connects San Francisco with the East Bay was damaged, which has since then, been renovated to resist a new earthquake.
STRAZZANTE Scott, The Chronicle
STRAZZANTE Scott, The Chronicle
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS FOUND DEAD FAMILY FRIENDS AND FANS DEVASTATED

(CNN) -- Robin Williams -- who first made America laugh and eventually touched "every element of the human spirit" in a remarkable range of performances -- died at his Northern California home this past Monday.

Williams apparently took his own life, law enforcement officials said. He was 63.

"He has been battling severe depression of late," his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."


Coroner investigators suspect "the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia," according to a statement from the Marin County, California, Sheriff's Office.


Williams married graphic designer Susan Schneider in Napa Valley, California, ceremony in October 2011.

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," Schneider said.
"On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Word of Williams' death stunned the entertainment community and beyond Monday. Those who worked with him knew him to be a genius and the rarest of talents. After news of his shocking death spread, his friends and professional admirers expressed their love for the man Steve Martin called a "great talent, acting partner, genuine soul."

President Barack Obama's statement sent from the White House summed it up:


"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between.  But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien -- but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.  He made us laugh.  He made us cry.  He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most -- from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets."

Comedian Steve Martin tweeted, "I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul."

Former CNN host Larry King said he would remember Williams as "a genuine caring guy.  Not just a funny man, but a guy who cared about people."

Robin Williams in the movie "Good Morning Vietnam"
Marin County deputies responded to an emergency call from Williams' home in unincorporated Tiburon, California, at 11:55 a.m., reporting "a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing," the release from the sheriff said.
Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m., it said.


Williams was last seen alive at his home, where he lives with his wife, at about 10 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff's statement said.

"An investigation into the cause, manner and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff's Office," the sheriff's statement said.
"Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made."

An autopsy is scheduled for this Tuesday, the sheriff said.

Williams made at least two trips to rehab for drug treatment, including a visit this summer, and he underwent heart surgery in 2009.

Williams, born in Chicago on July 21, 1951, studied theater at Juilliard School before taking his stand up act to nightclubs. He was cast as Mork, an alien visitor to Earth, for a 1978 episode of television's "Happy Days."



"Happy Days" star Henry Winkler said it was "unimaginable that this is the reality today, that this incredible human being, incredible, delicate, funny, dramatic human being is gone."


Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

His film career included such acclaimed films as The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards


Robin Williams delighted fans with his off-the-wall, high-energy comedy that took unexpected turn after unexpected turn. He was a comedic inspiration for many performers, but he also was a brilliant dramatic actor on stage and on the big screen.

On behalf of our magazine EL NOTICOTO MAGAZINE we would like to extend our condolences to his family, friends and fans all over the world.

Rest in Peace Robin Williams we will miss you!







Saturday, August 2, 2014

CRISTELA ALONZO FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO HOLLYWOOD HER SERIES COMING SOON!

CRISTELA Series premier Fridays at 8:30PM starting October 10

Breakout comedienne Cristela Alonzo  (Variety's "10 Comics to Watch in 2014," Cosmo's "13 Female Comedians to Watch For in 2014") stars as a woman laughing her way to the new American dream in "Cristela," a family comedy loosely based on her life and stand-up routine.

Cristela's dream of becoming a lawyer is something her traditional Mexican-American family doesn't quite understand. She's entering her sixth year of law school after juggling home obligations and working multiple jobs to pay her way.

Cristela lives in cramped quarters with her sister Daniela, her long-suffering brother-in-law Felix and their two young kids. The senior member of this extended family, all living under one roof in Dallas, is Cristela's old school mom, Natalia, who tells her "somebody could have been a doctor two times in the time it's taken you not to become a lawyer." Daniela loves her sister but balks when she tries to bring her modern views into family life. Felix resents how Cristela pays no rent and worst of all, always drinks his last beer. After six years of setbacks, her mom Natalia worries that becoming a lawyer might not be in the cards for her and doesn't want Cristela to be hurt by a dream that might not come true.

Felix's cousin and co-worker Alberto flirts shamelessly with Cristela, but the only feeling she has for him is a shared passion for the Cowboys.

Then, Cristela's life begins to look up. Lawyer Trent Culpepper, who is unapologetically politically incorrect about Latinos and just about everyone else, offers her an internship at his prestigious firm. She'll be working - unpaid - with Culpepper's pampered daughter Maddie and good-natured fellow intern Josh.

Her family can't believe she's going to work for free. But when a turn of events shows just how effective Cristela can be when she works her lawyer knowledge for the greater good of the family, they decide it's worth (begrudgingly) supporting her as she follows her dreams - which might not be so impossible after all.



"Cristela" stars Cristela Alonzo as Cristela, Carlos Ponce as Felix, Terri Hoyos as Natalia, Andrew Leeds as Josh, Sam McMurray as Trent, and Jacob Guenther as Henry.Stand-up sensation Gabrielle Iglesias ("The Fluffy Movie") appears in a recurring role as Alberto.

"Cristela" was co-created by Cristela Alonzo and Kevin Hench. Executive producers are Kevin Hench, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Shawn Levy. Alonzo is co-executive producer. "Cristela" is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

JETLINER FROM MALAYSIA AIRLINES IS SHOT DOWN ¡295 PASSENGERS ABOARD!




AVION AP Photo Dmitry Lovetsky
AP PHOTO Dmitry Lovetsky

A passenger plane from Malaysia Airlines with 295 passengers aboard was shot down this Thursday in a city in eastern Ukraine , said an adviser to the interior minister, while the Malaysian airline itself said it lost contact with the aircraft in the Ukrainian airspace.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the armed forces of his country did not launch any missile against an aerial target. The pro-Russian rebels also blamed the incident and they blamed the Ukrainian armed forces.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with U.S. President Barack Obama about what happened.
Anton Gerashenko , adviser of the Ukrainian Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page that the plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) when it was hit by a missile fired from a launcher Buk. (this type of missile can reach an altitude of up to 22,000 meters (72,000 feet).
The fate of the passengers was unknown, how many could have died or if there were any survivors could not be determined at the moment.
AVIONDERIBADO"We do not exclude that this plane could have been shot down and ensure that the armed forces of Ukraine did not participate in any action against aerial targets," said President Poroshenko. "We ensure that those who are guilty of this tragedy will be held accountable."
Earlier the same Thursday, The Associated Press journalists saw a missile launcher near the eastern Ukrainian city of Snizhne, which is controlled by Russian rebels.

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PHOTO REUTERS

The airline said on Twitter that his flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Airlines is notorious because one of their aircraft, the 370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared earlier in March. The plane has not been found, but the search has been concentrated in the Indian Ocean west of Australia.
Malaysian Defense Minister Hishamuddin Hussein gave orders to the army to confirm all information.

The Donetsk regional government said Thursday that the plane crashed near the village of Gravobo , currently under the control of pro-Russian separatists and where in recent days there has been heavy fighting between rebels and soldiers.
On Wednesday, a Ukrainian military plane was shot down by a missile launched by a Russian aircraft, the Ukrainian authorities said Thursday. The statement adds to the growing evidence that Moscow is directly supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Many airlines prefer to fly higher, or around the conflict zone to prevent such tragedies.
So far it is unknown who is responsible for the incident.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

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The provisional squad lists for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ have been confirmed, with all 32 teams selecting the players who will represent their nations on the global stage between 12 June - 13 July.
Each coach now has until 2 June to trim down their selection to the final 23-man squad to compete at the tournament. That final side will be announced on 5 June at 12:00 CET onFIFA.com, along with extensive profiles for all the players who will be taking part.
To see the confirmed preliminary selections for each team at Brazil 2014, as well as details such as their international caps and goals, positions and clubs, click o Release list of players  For even more in-depth statistics and information on all 32 teams taking part - from the coaches and previous performances, right down to the kits they'll wear in Brazil, check out our 2014 FIFA World Cup Teams Stat Kit.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE GETTY VILLA A BEAUTIFUL PLACE COMBINING ART AND HISTORY

Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant morning or afternoon, at the beautiful Getty Villa in Malibu.

Getty Villa Inner Peristyle
The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Address
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Please note that access to the Getty Villa entrance is only from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

Phone Number
(310) 440-7300

See hours, directions, parkingfor directions.

Admission Is Free
Admission to the Getty Villa is always FREE; an advance, timed-entry ticket is required. Parking is $15.

Get free tickets to the Getty Villa

For tips on receiving and printing tickets to the Getty Villa, seefrequently asked questions.
Map of the Getty Villa site

Getty Villa Map


Download a print-at-home map and guide to the Getty Villa (PDF, 2 pp.) »
What to See
  • Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War
  • Roman-inspired architecture and gardens

History of the Getty Villa
This film describes the history, collections, and setting of the Getty Villa.



Public Transportation
Get to the Getty Villa via public transport! The Getty Villa is served by Metro Bus 534, which stops at Coastline Drive and Pacific Coast Highway directly across from the Getty Villa entrance. To find the route that is best for you, call 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876) or use the Trip Planner on www.metro.net, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. (Please note that passengers riding the bus to visit the Getty Villa must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus.)

See suggested bus and rail routes to the Getty Villa.
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Parking
On-site parking is available for all ticket holders and is $15 per car or motorcycle, but $10 per car or motorcycle after 5:00 p.m. for all evening public programming, including theater, music, film, lectures, and other special programs held after 5:00 p.m.

Visitors to the Getty Villa are not permitted to park anywhere other than the Getty Villa as a condition of the Conditional Use Permit issued by the City of Los Angeles.



No pedestrians may enter the Villa except for ticket holders arriving by public transportation. Passengers must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

For more parking information, see hours, directions, parking andfrequently asked questions.

Opening Hours
Hours for the Getty Villa site and galleries:
Monday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
CLOSED
Wednesday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).


Group Visits
Groups are welcome! For information on reservations, parking, dining options, and free tours and activities, please see tips for groups.

Event Calendar
For exhibitions and events including performances, lectures, and free family programs, check our event calendar.

Accessibility
The Getty Villa is ADA accessible. See more in accessibility.

En Español
Información en español para planificar su visita.

Contact Us
Can't find what you need? Visit frequently asked questions, orcontact us.
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