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Vestas gets turbine order for Akita Noshiro offshore wind project

Vestas gets turbine order for Akita Noshiro offshore wind project

first_imgThe 139 MW Akita Noshiro project comprises two sites off Akita Port and Noshiro Port. 13 turbines will be supplied at the Akita site, while the Noshiro site will incorporate 20 turbines. Construction began in February. “This order showcases Vestas’ experience in Japan and our comprehensive turbine portfolio to have the right turbine variant to fit the market’s needs.” The project is owned by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, a special purpose company led by Marubeni Corporation, with additional Japanese project sponsors. Located in the northern Akita prefecture, the Akita Noshiro wind farm will be the first utility-scale offshore project in Japan. Vestas has received an order from MHI Vestas to supply 33 Vestas V117-4.2MW typhoon variant turbines for the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2021 and installation is expected to commence in 2022. “We are happy to be able to support MHI Vestas, our joint venture that focuses on offshore wind, in their first firm order in Japan,” said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.last_img read more

Five things every woman gets wrong

Five things every woman gets wrong

first_imgFemale health mistakes and misconceptionsFrom our body weight to our choice of literature, you may be surprised by all the things us ladies get wrong! Uncover some surprising female health mistakes and misconceptions with these five things every woman gets wrong.Body weightWe have bad news, ladies – according to research studies, we’re all fatter than we think! A British government survey found that we are all guilty of underestimating our size, with women misjudging their weight the most. The study found that the average woman is 5lbs heavier than she thinks she is, and for women in their late 30s this goes up to 8lbs. Furthermore, nearly half of all parents of obese children thought their child was the right weight.These results corroborate findings by Columbia University researchers which showed that overweight mothers tend to underestimate their own and their children’s weight. Experts believe many of us underestimate our weight in a bid to convince ourselves we’re not too far off our ideal size, while the lead author of the study of Columbia University believes it may also be because perception of weight has become skewed as obesity and being overweight are becoming the norm.Body shapeNot only do many of us believe we weigh less than we actually do, according to research we are also not quite as curvaceous as we think. A study of about 3000 women commissioned by the Vitality Show showed that 27 percent of women believed they had an hourglass figure – one of the most sought after body shapes – while only 21 percent believed they were the less coveted apple shaped. However, in reality more than half had an apple shaped figure and far fewer women were hourglass shaped than they thought.In fact, experts believe that just 8 percent of women have the coveted hourglass shape, which is not only thought to be desirable to the opposite sex but is also believed to have health benefits including increased fertility and intelligence levels. Experts believe that the lifestyle of modern working women is to blame for the decline in the hourglass shape as stress increases the distribution of fat around the abdomen.Reading materialYou might not think your choice of novel has any implications on your wellbeing; however, research by Virginia Tech has found that reading chick lit could be bad for your health. It is well-documented that many modern women (and men) suffer from body image issues and feel under pressure to look a certain way. However, while many put this down to the influence of underweight celebrities and models, the study suggests that fictional icons could be just as bad for your self-esteem.The study looked at the effect of chick lit protagonists with low self esteem on readers, and found that reading about characters with low body confidence made female readers more aware of their own size. The participants reported feeling significantly less attractive when they read about a slim character and significantly more worried about their weight when they read about one with low self esteem. While this doesn’t mean you need to ditch chick lit entirely, choosing novels with characters with normal or high body confidence could help to give your own a boost.Self-worthResearch shows that many women underestimate themselves both physically and intellectually, while men are more likely to overestimate their virtues. Research results published in the journal Psychological Science found that, when participants were placed in a setup described as “speed meeting” with members of the opposite sex and asked to rate the sexual interest of their partner, the men were more likely to overestimate their attractiveness and the interest of their partner, while most women underestimated their partner’s sexual interest.Furthermore, an analysis of 25 studies by a professor at University College London showed that, although men and women tend to have the same average IQ, women also underestimate their intelligence while men overestimate theirs. Also, not only did female participants give a lower estimate of their own intelligence, both men and women tended to think their male relations were more intelligent than their female ones.WorkoutsWhile your workouts may keep you fit and slim, research suggests that women are failing in one key aspect when it comes to exercise – improving strength. In fact, studies suggest that women are weaker than they have ever been, which may be because many focus purely on weight loss rather than strength. Concerns that muscles aren’t feminine are also a key factor in our dwindling strength. However, while you may not care about gaining muscles, poor muscle strength has many implications for our health, including increased risk of osteoporosis and back and joint pain.Another mistake women make when it comes to workouts is following the same regimes as their partner. A new study by researchers at the University of Missouri shows that women and men respond to exercise and diet in different ways, and that women need to do a lot more exercise and pay more attention to their diet to reap the same results as men. While exercising with your partner is a great way to stay motivated, try to tailor your workout to get the results you want.Real Buzz Share 15 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 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Quadri Braces up for ITTF World with Polish Open Title Â

Quadri Braces up for ITTF World with Polish Open Title Â

first_imgWith few days to the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Belgium, Aruna Quadri yesterday defied all odds to emerge as men’s singles champion at the ITTF Challenge tagged Polish Open.The Nigerian who has been listed among the top 20 players in the world that will compete at the prestigious ITTF World Cup between October 20 and October 22, defeated giant killing Japan’s Kaii Yoshida 11-7, 11-13 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 14-12 (4-2) to become the first African to win ITTF title outside the continent.The final match against the Japanese lived up to expectation as both players tested each other strength-for-strength and skills-for-skills but it was the Nigerian that laughed last.As the number seed of the tournament, Quadri ensured that his maintain his status with a resouding victory to the chagrin of the Polish fans who queued behind the Japanese throughout the encounter.Also Quadri’s opponent enjoyed support from the home fans as he plies his trade in the Polish league. But this did not deter Quadri from raising his game to cage the Japanese ad smile home with the trophy.Prior to beating the Japanese in the final, Quadri had defeated Kazakhstan’s Kirill Gerassimenko (11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6) earlier in the semifinal stage of the competition. In the women’s singles event, it was Japanese affair as ITTF World Cup defending champion, Mima Ito defeated her compatriot Saki Shibata 4-1 to emerge as winner.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gopal Challenges Beck for Senate Seat

Gopal Challenges Beck for Senate Seat

first_img“It’s time for a change,” he said.Beck this week released a statement where she was quick to counterpunch against the prospective opponent.She called Gopal “Camden County’s hand-picked candidate,” looking to link the Monmouth County Democrat to the Norcross South Jersey Democratic machine, which has provided financial support for some Monmouth County races in the past.Beck continued by alleging Gopal had “decided that the only path to victory is to try and discredit his opponent rather than speaking about his accomplishments.”Gopal was planning to resign as county chair effective Thursday at noon. Vice Chair woman Mary Forster, Middletown, will step up and serve as acting county chair until a county convention can be convened to name Gopal’s replacement, he said. The 11th District has Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough and Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough and Township, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch.Monmouth County has largely remained solidly Republican for its state legislators for years, with an occasional Democratic victory. With the most redistricting completed in 2011, the district skews more Democratic with such strongholds as Red Bank, Long Branch and Asbury Park, but Republicans had been able to continue to secure the two Assembly seats and Senate seat in Trenton. That is until November 2015, when an influx of cash and an indifferent GOP campaign caught the Republicans flat-footed, with Democratic challengers Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey ousting Assembly-women Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande. After years of building, his business ventures have reached a point where he can step back and concentrate on his own political campaign, Gopal said.Gopal made an unsuccessful run for the Assembly in 2011.Gopal criticized Beck for lack of progress, even with eight years of a Republican governor. He also chided the incumbent for flip-flopping on a variety of issues during her legislative tenure. “I think she’s been on both sides of nearly every issue,” he charged, pointing to Beck’s views on different property tax relief proposals and gay marriage. With the end of Republican Chris Christie’s increasingly unpopular gubernatorial term this year and a wide-open Governor’s race, Democrats suspect there is opportunity to increase their legislative majority and take additional seats in deeply red Monmouth County.And while he is an entrenched party voice (but is genuinely liked by many Republicans) Gopal said this week “I’ll tell you I’ll go there (Trenton) and be an independent voice of the people of the 11th District.”center_img Gopal said there have been a handful of candidates who’ve expressed an interest in taking the reins, though he declined to name them.There were two other Democrats who were considering seeking the 11th District nomination, who Gopal said, now voice support for his campaign.Gopal has been critical of Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden for holding the party position as well as serving as county sheriff, an elected position. Gopal charged that Golden holding both jobs opens the door to ethical conflicts of interest. “And I’m not going to be hypocritical,” leading to his stepping down as the county party head. By John BurtonTwo days into the new year and political attention is turning toward the coming political races, with county Democratic chair Vin Gopal announcing his intention to take on Republican Senator Jennifer Beck.Gopal on Monday fired the first salvo in the race for the 11th Legislative District with his announcement to run for the party’s nomination for the Senate seat.“I really think I bring a different set of eyes to some of the problems we’re facing in Trenton,” Gopal said this week.He hopes to challenge Beck, 50, a Red Bank resident who has been in the Senate since 2008, having served one two-year term in the Assembly.Gopal is a 31-year-old Long Branch resident who has been the county Democratic chair since 2012. He owns and operates Direct Development, a Hazlet-based marketing, public relations and business development firm. In addition, Gopal publishes Community Magazine, a free publication which is distributed to approximately 30,000 homes around Monmouth County. He has been a board of director’s member for the Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce. He also has established a not-for-profit organization that assists local charities.last_img read more

Fair Haven Council Doesn’t Want Drive-Thrus

Fair Haven Council Doesn’t Want Drive-Thrus

first_imgCole said she believes the community is against the application namely for the “safety concerns it creates” near a troublesome driveway exit onto River Road in an area she said has already seen its share of motor vehicle accidents and collisions with bicyclists. “That corridor is interwoven into our community so you really have to be responsible with your land-use planning,” said Cole. “And what could become of it? This would be a mini-urban center. Three blocks of high-intensity traffic. Fast food is not the only form of retail. They’re just the most aggressive lease signers right now.” “The Fair Share housing plan is in the courts right now and we have our next hearing coming up in August. We can’t have something like the wording of an ordinance blow this plan up,” Lucarelli said. Cole also said the introduction of fast food establishments in that River Road corridor could alter the small town community and culture Fair Haven has developed because it could increase both motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Borough resident Tracy Cole has opposed the Dunkin’ proposal since its inception, hiring a land-use attorney to argue against the application at planning and zoning board meetings. For months, residents have flocked to the borough’s council, planning and zoning board meetings to oppose a proposed Dunkin’ franchise at the River Road shopping center, mostly citing traffic concerns. Lucarelli said the timeline for the examination of the ordinance could be six months to a year. But forming the advisory committee is the first step in a process that is already under way. Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli said he and the governing body will assign an advisory committee to make sure the introduced ordinance is not detrimental to the future of Fair Haven or harmful to the borough’s proposed Fair Share Center Housing plan. The proposed drive-thru ordinance would have no impact on the Dunkin’ application. But it would replace a prohibitive piece of legislation established in 1973 when the borough won a superior court challenge against McDonald’s. That ordinance was repealed and exchanged with a similar ordinance in 1998, but was removed from borough law during a 2002 recodification. FAIR HAVEN – As Fair Haven decides whether it will allow fast food restaurants in town, it is moving forward on creating a new ordinance that will specifically prohibit drive-thru restaurants. The proposed legislation restricts restaurants from including drive-thru features, like typical McDonald’s or KFC chains, or a drive-in environment like Sonic or Stewart’s. Walk-up windows are also prohibited, barring food trucks and many ice cream operations similar to Rita’s Italian Ice or Strollo’s Lighthouse. “Our plan calls for mixed-use developments in overlay zones because those are the most economically viable options,” said Lucarelli. “The plan has to pass the economic viability test. So if we outlaw all fast food uses, our overlay zones can be considered not economically viable.” To address that, Fair Haven is proposing the establishment of overlay zones over existing zoning to incentivize builders to create affordable housing. The zones would be located at United Methodist Church on McCarter Avenue, as well as in the borough’s commercial district on River Road from Smith Street to Locust Avenue, including residential properties near Navesink Avenue and Forman Street. New Jersey’s Fair Share Housing Center said the borough has an immediate need for one affordable housing unit and an unmet need of 370. Some residents believe this outlet at River Road will be dangerous for motorists, pedestrians and school children if the Dunkin’ application is approved. Photo by Chris Rotololast_img read more

Midday meals to be tested for quality

Midday meals to be tested for quality

first_imgThe midday meals supplied to the government schools in Rajasthan will be tested for quality following the complaints alleging poor quality of food material received from several places. Minister of State for Women and Child Development Mamta Bhupesh has appointed a three-member committee for the purpose.Ms. Bhupesh said here that the committee would submit its report within 15 days. ‘Action against guilty’Action would be taken against the guilty if the complaints were found valid, she said, adding that the Anganwadi centres functioning across the State would also be refurbished for improvement in their services.last_img

Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail

Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail

first_imgAronberg said most DUI offenders do not qualify for the diversion program because they have a prior record or were in an accident. About 2,500 first-time offenders have graduated from the county program since it began four years ago.“This is designed for first-time offenders, where the person made a one-time mistake and they’re going to overcome it,” Aronberg said. “Mr. Woods was treated like any other defendant in his situation.”Since he was intoxicated with prescription drugs and marijuana, according to court records, he will also be required to undergo regular drug tests. Woods is also not allowed to drink alcohol.Woods arrived at the courthouse in a black sport utility vehicle, wearing sunglasses and a dark suit with no tie. Police officers surrounded him as he walked down a hallway inside the courthouse and they ringed the inside of the courtroom during the high-profile proceeding.Woods was arrested about 2 a.m. May 29 when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes, which wasparked awkwardly on the roadside and had damage to the driver’s side.ADVERTISEMENT “This particular plea agreement has no jail time on it. However, if you violate your probation in any significant way, I could revoke your probation and then I could sentence you to jail for 90 days with a fine of up to $500, is that understood?” Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo said.Woods, 41, nodded. He did not make any statement during the hearing or outside the courthouse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWoods will enter a diversion program and spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine and court costs. He has already met some of the program’s other requirements, completing 50 hours of community service at theTiger Woods Foundation, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said.Aronberg didn’t say specifically what Woods did with the charitable group, but said he met the terms of the deal. Woods also attended a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged. Ginebra still kings It’s not clear how he damaged the car. Officers checked the area but didn’t find that he had hit anything. He was about 15 miles from his home.His arrest was recorded by an officer’s dashcam video and released to the public.Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers — Vicodin and Dilaudid — the sleep drug Ambien and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system but no alcohol, according to a toxicology report released in August. He completed a drug treatment program in July.Woods has said he had been self-medicating to relieve the pain from his fourth back surgery and insomnia.The DUI arrest was the first time Woods had been in trouble since Thanksgiving weekend 2009, when he plowed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his then-Windermere, Florida, home. That led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs and a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, the mother of his two children. He spent 45 days in a Mississippi clinic where he was treated for an addiction.Woods’ 79 PGA Tour victories and 14 major titles both rank No. 2 all-time. He has not competed since February because of his back injury and is not expected to return this year. His last win was in August 2013.Woods has said his back is improving. Even though he has been a non-factor on the PGA Tour, Forbes Magazine lists Woods as the 17th best-paid athlete in the world in 2017, making $37 million, almost exclusively from endorsements. Golfer Tiger Woods, center, leaves the North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday Oct. 27, 2017, after pleading guilty to a reckless driving charge. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving in a deal that will keep him out of jail as long as he stays out of trouble, resolving charges from an arrest last spring in which he was found passed out in his Mercedes with prescription drugs and marijuana in his system.Woods spoke only briefly during a hearing at a Palm Beach County courthouse, answering questions from a judge about his plea agreement. Prosecutors dropped a driving under the influence charge for the superstar golfer, and the judge warned him to behave.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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Metta World Peace not closing door on playing in PH

Metta World Peace not closing door on playing in PH

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Given a chance, what excites the former Lakers forward is the opportunity to strut his stuff in front of fans who have never seen him play live.“I really want to play in front of fans that I have never played in front of. I’ve been in the NBA for just 18 seasons. I played in China for a season, and I wanted to play in China because I wanted to play in front of the Chinese fans and they were so supportive over the last couple of years. And then, I went to Italy and played in front of the Italian fans. It’s a great experience,” he said.“So if I do come here to play one day, I’ll be fortunate and I want to win.”However, World Peace said that everything is still up in the air right at this moment, with him still being undecided what to do next.“As of right now, I’m not sure where I’m going to play this year. I might go on business this year and play next year. But I really enjoy my business and I really enjoy playing basketball,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers RELATED VIDEOFormer NBA star Metta World Peace says he’s open to playing in PH2.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 “I’m still in pretty good shape and I’d really like to play basketball. I think I’m going to play until I’m about 45,” World Peace shared on Sunday in a media conference.READ: Metta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for GilasFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWorld Peace did not hesitate when asked if he’d be open on taking his talents to the Philippines, noting that the idea of being an import in the PBA had been broached before.“I was planning to go to the Philippines two years ago. And I’m not gonna count it out,” he said. “I play basketball every day. It’s not hard to find an NBA team for me, it’s not hard to make a Filipino team or a European team. I can do that in my sleep,” he said. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Injured Madarang hopes to play for Malditas in SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Metta World Peace. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAt 37 years of age, Metta World Peace is already at the twilight of his career.But the 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year begs to differ and said that as far as he’s concerned, he’s still in tip-top shape.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Utah, UCLA Make Huge Leaps In Latest ESPN Power Rankings

Utah, UCLA Make Huge Leaps In Latest ESPN Power Rankings

first_imgLatest ESPN Power Rankings.ESPN Power RankingsESPN’s weekly college football power rankings are out this afternoon and much of the action in the poll featured Pac-12 teams.  Utah and UCLA made sizable jumps after blowing out Oregon and Arizona respectively Saturday night. The 4-0 Utes climbed 10 spots to No. 9 while the 4-0 Bruins vaulted from No. 9 to No. 3, where they are now tied with Michigan State. For the record, I have Utah at No. 1 in ESPN power rankings, followed by UCLA, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU, TCU, MSU. Fire away— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 27, 2015Meanwhile, another Pac-12 team, Stanford, made a four-spot leap to No. 16, while Cal debuted at No. 22. Oregon, one of the Pac-12 favorites in the pre-season, took a precipitous fall from No. 10 last week to No. 32 after being clobbered by Utah.Michigan also cracked the ranks for the first time at No. 23 after shutting out BYU. Here’s the full list: 1. Ohio State2. Ole Miss3 (tie). Michigan State    UCLA5. Notre Dame6. LSU7. TCU8. Georgia9. Utah10. Baylor11. Alabama12. Texas A&M13. Clemson14. Florida State15. Oklahoma16 (tie) Stanford       Northwestern18. USC19. West Virginia20. Oklahoma State21. Wisconsin22. Cal23. Michigan 24. Florida25. Boise StateDid they get it right?[ ESPN ]last_img read more

Sharon Stone Jon Favreau To Be Honored at Film Festival

Sharon Stone Jon Favreau To Be Honored at Film Festival

first_imgTickets are now on sale for the five-day Catalina Film Festival (CFF) starting on September 18 through 22.Now in its third year, the festival continues its celebration of foreign and domestic independent films, shorts, animation and documentaries. The festival benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy, a responsible steward of Catalina’s wildlands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation.CFF is a competitive festival and film market with awards in up to 10 categories, including the prestigious Charlie Chaplin ICON Award, Stanley Kramer “Social Artist” Award and the Isla Earth Award.“I am very proud of the Isla Earth conservation documentaries that provide young filmmakers an opportunity to bring pressing ecological issues into focus.” said Ann Muscat, president and CEO of the Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Island’s wildlands. “We once again welcome the Catalina Film Festival. Several of the Island’s beautiful locations have been used in many memorable motion pictures.”Avalon Mayor Bob Kennedy said he always enjoys seeing the Catalina Film Festival come to town. “The film industry has a long history here,” he said. “It is good to see film enthusiasts come out here to enjoy all Avalon has to offer.”Sharon Stone and Jon Favreau will be in attendance.In addition to the more than 75 films that will be screened at the festival, several prestigious awards will be presented to members of the entertainment industry. Opening day of the festival will feature the presentation of the Stanly Kramer Social Artist Award to actor Sharon Stone. The following day, September 19, Jon Favreau will be honored with the Festival’s Charlie Chaplin ICON award in the beautiful Avalon Casino Theater. Other guests confirmed to attend include: Patricia Arquette, Michael Rapaport, Jaime Pressly, Ian Zierin, Lisa Bonet, Nikki Reed, Billy Zane and more.Tickets are available at CatalinaFilm.org. Same day party boat packages on Classic Catalina Cruises leave Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, from the Queen Mary Landing at 9 a.m. in Long Beach and departs from Avalon at midnight. Discount coupons for the Catalina Express Catalina Express leaving from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point are also available.Stanley Kramer AwardSharon Stone we be receiving the award named for the late producer and director of such socially conscious films as “The Defiant Ones” (1958), “Inherit the Wind” (1960) and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967).“I am deeply honored to receive the Stanley Kramer Award,” Stone told the entertainment website bwhub.com. “Mr. Kramer spent his life as a filmmaker creating films that would demonstrate a greater humanity; one where race, religion, higher thinking and spiritual elegance would be at the forefront of his purpose,” she said. “He bore the responsibility of his positive actions with the grace and endurance of a goodly warrior. Time and truth reveals the impact of his thoughtful and meaningful choices.”Charlie Chaplin ICON AwardJon Favreau, who wrote and starred in “Rudy” (1993), “Swingers (1996) and directed “Iron Man (2008) and “Iron Man 2 (2010), will be honored with the Festival’s Charlie Chaplin ICON award on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the beautiful Avalon Casino Theater.“It’s a thrill to be honored for my diversity in film throughout the years. I look forward to continue creating and acting in films that I hope the audience will enjoy,” said Favreau.“Favreau has the well-rounded and accomplished career that the festival has envisioned with this award,” said festival founder Ron Truppa. “His body of work truly honors Chaplin’s qualities of realism, diversity and courage within his craft.”Young Filmmaker AwardOn Saturday morning the Make a Wish Foundation will present a Young Filmmaker Award posthumously, to the late child filmmaker, Rina Goldberg. The award will be presented to her mother from Bailee Madison, who portrayed Goldberg in the short film “The Magic Bracelet” (2013).MOVIE SCREENINGSTwo notable films that will make their Catalina and West Coast Premiers, respectively, include the comedy “Ass Backwards” and the “dramedy” “Best Man Down.”Thursday’s screening of “Ass Backwards” follows the exploits of Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) as they embark on a cross-country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children. Also starring Bob Odenkirk, Alicia Silverstone, John Cryer and Paul Scheer. Chris Nelson directed and Raphael and Wilson wrote the film. The two actresses-writers are scheduled to attend the screening along with Scheer.Screening on Friday in its west coast premier is “Best Man Down,” written and directed by Ted Kolan. It’s about a newlywed couple who cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony. Starring in the film are Justin Long, Jess Weixler and Tyler Labine. Long is scheduled to attend the screening.Just before the screening, the 2013 Catalina Crest Award will be presented to rising young actor Kodi Smit-McFee, who as in “The Road” (2009) and “Let Me In” (2010).Earlier on Friday will be the centennial screening of Stanley Kramer’s “Bless the Beasts and the Children,” filmed on Catalina in 1971. Billy Mumy (Lost in Space) stars, along with Catalina’s non-native bison.Also on Saturday a tribute will honor the late filmmaker Tony Scott with a screening of 1993’s “True Romance,” directed by Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette.Films will be screened at various locations in Avalon, including at the iconic Avalon Casino Theater.last_img read more