Affecting coming-of-age drama focusing on the lives of four life-long friends in their early twenties and the trials and tribulations the young men face as they attempt to find their way in life and love, while striving to make their respective dreams come true. Set brilliantly against the gritty backdrop of the Bronx, New York, a talented multi-cultural cast and fine performances round out this superbly written and directed film.
ANGUS, THONGS AND PERFECT SNOGGING is a hilarious coming of age story – Gurinder Chadha’s very British take on American high school movies like 'Clueless' and ‘Mean Girls’. Based on the International best-selling series of books by Louise Rennison, the film follows the eccentric and irresistible GEORGIA NICOLSON as she overcomes the trauma of being a teenager and moves up the ‘snogging scale’.
Misunderstood by her ancient parents, but buoyed up by the love of her cat ANGUS and her bessie mates the ACE GANG, GEORGIA struggles through life seeking out her two main desires: 1. To get a gorgeous sex-god as her boyfriend. 2. To throw the greatest 15th birthday party ever.
When handsome brothers TOM and ROBBIE arrive at school, GEORGIA thinks her boyfriend dreams have been answered. But when she sees ROBBIE with her arch rival LINDSAY, she devises a plan to show ROBBIE that she’s the mature, sophisticated girlfriend he deserves. Unfortunately GEORGIA’s plans - involving snogging lessons, stalking LINDSAY, and dying her legs orange - don’t exactly run smoothly.
Alongside her own romance problems GEORGIA's parents are going through a turbulent time, with the result that GEORGIA feels the responsibility for holding the family together rests on her shoulders.
In her quest to get ROBBIE and keep her family from splitting, GEORGIA transforms from a selfish girl into a young woman who’s grown beyond the valley of the fab and into the universe of marvy.
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the wackness with Josh Peck, Sir Ben Kingsley, Method Man, Mary Kate Olsen, Olivia Thirlby, It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana--but change is in the air. The newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against "crimes" like noisy portable radios, graffiti and public drunkenness. Set against this backdrop, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) spends his last summer before college selling dope throughout New York City, trading it with his shrink (Ben Kingsley) for therapy, while crushing on his step-daughter (Olivia Thirlby). Famke Janssen, Mary Kate Olsen,and Method Man round out the cast in this edgy, bittersweet, and funny coming of age story.
Dive into the stream of consciousness that flows through a teenager's mind.
Coming of Age
I want to write / Something that you will believe / Something that's more than these words
And does she ever. Poet DIYA DAS illuminates six years of adolescence through her introspective verse. Diya's first artistic musings are young and playful. As her inner landscape develops, themes become more complex as she ponders the contradictory nature of life.
I spend my life on the fence / Between who you think I am and who I always was
Lines like these crystallize the transformation of young girl into mature woman. As Diya begins to shape the foundation of her character, she takes an active role choosing what she will retain from childhood and what she will discard. With each poetic endeavor, her creativity is sharpened through the increased depth of her day-to-day experiences.
I'll see you tomorrow / And again and again / Sometime in eternity / I don't know when / But that's where you'll find me / When tomorrow comes again
The portrait of Diya as an artist comes into focus as she grasps the transcendent power inherent in the written word. Her teenage self eternally resides in these pages.
5.5" x 8.5"
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Jack (Andrew Garfield) is released from prison at the age of 24, having been institutionalized for most of his life after he and another boy murdered a child, when they were themselves children. The film follows Jack's difficult attempts to readjust to the world outside of confinement and restart a life which never really got going. Under the fatherly mentor- ship of Terry (Peter Mullan) his parole contact and social worker, he experiences a coming of age, which would normally have happened years ago
http://www.caachi.com/Members/FHTA/the_other_america/view - The story of Ari, a homeless teenager, and his coming of age story in the context of poverty and the other side of the American dream.
In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Colson Whitehead -- using the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention -- beautifully explores racial and class identity, illustrating the complex rhythms of the adult world.
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-DEATH OF A FIREMAN-
"A coming of age story about a guy in a firetruck griefing a GTA race."
Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obession.
At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don't understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life's journey -- learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead--that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as "the young Fegley genius."
Equal parts academic thriller and poignant coming-of-age story, LIFE AFTER GENIUS follows the remarkable journey of a young man who must discover that the heart may know what the head hasn't yet learned.
Defending Pope Pius XII
Pope Benedict XVI defense of Pope Pius XII role during the holocaust is correct. Pope Pius XII was not indifferent or anti - semitic though he did very little to oppose Nazism and help its Jewish victims. The Pope was a diplomat who understood the reality of his times and not a radical preacher. He avoided criticizing Hitler by remaining silent because he knew that his protest could bring an even worse catastrophe and invite retaliation against the Jews. Thus he chose quiet diplomacy and behind the scene action to save as many Jewish lives as possible from certain persecution. Ultimately, his sagacity helped save the lives of 860,000 Jews from certain death at Nazi hands besides maintaining the neutrality of the Catholic Church so that it could provide shelter to the war refugees. High time we should stop accusing the Catholic Church of helping the Nazis or remaining silent during the holocaust.
After first time being on the top of the charts in Olympic gold medal lists, the mood in China has been ecstatic. The people after centuries realized that they have potential to be on top of the world, and view from top is really majestic. The Olympic was seen as coming of age from China by everybody, but nobody knew what that meant until it happened. People tried their best to present as good image of their country as possible even after disasters had ravaged the nation. Further interaction with foreigners has also infused confidence in the people who no more wish to remain limited to their country. Olympic has really helped the nation in understanding its true potential and will have an effect for years to come.
Against the ban
It seems that the Nepali government is bent upon destroying the century old culture and tradition of the Himalayan country. At first the government demolished the monarchy and later completely ignoring the popular belief they declared Nepal as a democratic state, wiping off her status as Hindu republic. Now it is time for the animal sacrifice to face the axe. The Maoist government in Nepal is acting hypocritically. On one hand the government decided to stop Dabur Vatika Miss Nepal 2008 contest saying that it would invite foreign cultural invasion and on the other hand they themselves happen to invade the culture by curtailing the budget for the purchase of necessary livestock to be sacrificed during the eight day Indrajatra festival. This is not fair. Nepalis will never allow their culture to face ruination at the hands of a government which has lost all sensitivity towards popular beliefs and practices. The government should brace itself fo more protests in the days to come.
Malawi which has been infamous for its corruption has done its best to maintain that image. It ranks 115 in Transparency International's new Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released on Tuesday. Even after government promise to do its best to improve the situation, the country has dropped only three slots and had a mere 0.1-point increase in an index score of 2.8 from 2.7 in 2007. The zero-tolerance drive initiated by government last year has now proved to be nothing more than the fanfare. Corruption continue to be worsening in Malawi which was on position 90 in 2004 before President Bingu Mutharika came to power and dropped 28 places to 118 last year. Depoliticising the enforcement of anti corruption laws and basing prosecutions on the merits of cases and not political considerations can help, but that won't happen until government really think for the people.
Its one of the big boys in terms of major football boots on the market. With its unique, modern look and shape its not everyones cup of tea, but it is a nice alternative for Adidas fans to the Predator. Adidas are pleased with the sales, otherwise they wouldnt introduce successive models. So lets see whats in the shoebox of the F50 TUNiT
The 3rd version of the F50 TUNiT is the lightest so far, around 30g lighter in fact. It weighs in at around 330g.
Adidas F50.8 TUNiT Interchangeable
As always the new F50 TUNiT is interchangeable, its unique feature. You can swap the chassis, uppers, insoles and studs to work with your personal taste and the conditions.
Good news is, for those that have previous models, you can interchange your old components with the F50.8 TUNiT .
F50.8 TUNiT Uppers
You can choose from several uppers, with different colours and materials.
1. Easy-care, durable and non-absorbent synthetic upper, called AdiDot.
2. Soft leather upper.
3. Ultralight and breathable ClimaCool? material upper.
F50.8 TUNiT Chassis
Choose between two different chassis, the standard or the competition chassis.
The chassis forms the interior of the shoe and holds the studs. The tuning options are a lightweight standard chassis for perfect stability and optimal distribution of stud pressure, ideal for training in. Or, the ultralight competition chassis for maximum flexibility in the forefoot and optimum breathability in combination with the ClimaCool? upper, great for the big match.
The selected chassis is inserted into the upper and the studs are screwed in from the outside.
The heel has a transparent Alles Klar (All Clear) element that enables reduction of weight of the football boot and, thanks to different degrees of hardness, results in much greater stability and flexibility. Since greater stability is required in the heel area, the material of the Alles Klar element is particularly strong and stable here, becoming softer and more flexible towards the forefoot.
Three stud systems ensure you get the right traction for your surface. Soft Ground, Hard Ground and Firm Ground.
The studs help ensure optimum contact on all kinds of hard and artificial pitches, as well as on various hard and soft natural pitches.
An integrated wear indicator on the FG and HG stud systems alerts you so you know when to change the studs.
The insole, or sockliner, determines the football boots degree of comfort and breathability.
The premolded, soft and slightly cushioned insole (standard), as well as the somewhat thinner, perforated and thus extremely lightweight, breathable sock liner (competition) offer optimum comfort and are the final custom options for this football boot.
As is usual with the F50 football boot, the F50.8 comes with a lace cover. This one is a bit bigger than before and gives you a nice smooth strike zone for the football.
The F50.8 TUNiT is an improvement on the previous models. Particularly in its flexibility and weight.
Time will tell if it stands up to a hard season without fault, reliability being one of the complaints of the early versions. The fact that the interchangeable components are now more securely integrated, due to the Alles Klar heel to toe unit, should help.
Verdict: The F50.8 TUNiT sees the F50 range come of age. It will be a natural for previous owners, especially as they can interchange old components. Footy Boots think this version will see more converts to the modern, customisable football boot
Starring Maria De Medeiros of HENRY & JUNE and PULP FICTION, Shelter Me is now available on DVD from Wolfe Video. Watch the trailer then go to
http://www.wolfevideo.com/products.asp?id=1333 to buy your copy and one for a friend.
SHELTER ME portrays three human beings, diverse from each other and the majority, compelled to deal, with compassion, trust and fear, with issues raised by sexual orientation, coming of age, immigration and work related problems.
Video gift to a daughter who has taken flight as well as taken root as she comes of age.
As YouTube expands its offering of professionally produced--and advertising-appropriate--videos, its analytics tool YouTube Insight will become increasingly important. YouTube's Strategic Partner Development Manager Laura Lee explained the value of YouTube Insight for both content creators and marketers at the Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable last month.
"That tool I think has been really powerful especially to our content publishers, because they can go in and say, 'You know what, I can make marketing decisions, I can even make programming decisions online real time to drill down on a per state level in the U.S. to see how people are really consuming my content," she says.
In late September, YouTube introduced a new feature for Insight called Hot Spots to allow publishers not only to see their most popular videos, but the most popular parts within their videos. We expect Insight to get even more sophisticated with YouTube's new focus on professional, long-form content. YouTube has already acquired television programming and feature films through its recent and much talked-about deals with CBS and MGM.
Greg Sandoval's recent story for CNET, "A coming of age for YouTube," describes YouTube's recent monetization developments.
Insight was launched in March of last year but has not been widely discussed.
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We checked out Insight for our Beet.TV YouTube channel and learned a few facts about our audience demographic: It's 70 percent male and largely based in California. We posted the Insight graph of the data below:
--Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer
11/21/08 Update: Richard Siklos at Fortune has a story today on the move away from user-generated content at YouTube.
Aprenda palavrões em inglês no www.leader.pro.br - A woman is an adult female human being. The term woman (irregular plural: women) usually is used for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "Women's rights".The English term "Man" (from Proto-Germanic mannaz "man, person") and words derived therefrom can designate any or even all of the human race regardless of their sex or age. This is indeed the oldest usage of "Man" in English. It derives from Proto-Indo-European *mánu- 'man, human', cognate to Sanskrit manu, Old Church Slavonic mǫžĭ, 'man', 'husband'.Womanhood is the period in a female's life after she has transitioned from girlhood, at least physically, having passed the age of menarche. Many cultures have rites of passage to symbolize a woman's coming of age, such as confirmation in some branches of Christianity, bat mitzvah in Judaism, or even just the custom of a special celebration for a certain birthday (generally between 12 and 21).In terms of biology, the female sex organs are involved in the reproductive system, whereas the secondary sex characteristics are involved in nurturing children or, in some cultures, attracting a mate. The ovaries, in addition to their regulatory function producing hormones, produce female gametes called eggs which, when fertilized by male gametes (sperm), form new genetic individuals. The uterus is an organ with tissue to protect and nurture the developing fetus and muscle to expel it when giving birth. The vagina is used in copulation and birthing (although the word vagina is often colloquially and incorrectly used for the vulva or external female genitalia, which also includes the labia, the clitoris, and the female urethra). The breast evolved from the sweat gland to produce milk, a nutritious secretion that is the most distinctive characteristic of mammals, along with live birth. In mature women, the breast is generally more prominent than in most other mammals; this prominence, not necessary for milk production, is probably at least partially the result of sexual selection. (For other ways in which men commonly differ physically from women.In many prehistoric cultures, women assumed a particular cultural role. In hunter-gatherer societies, women were generally the gatherers of plant foods, small animal foods, fish, and learned to use dairy products, while men hunted meat from large animals.
In more recent history, the gender roles of women have changed greatly. Traditionally, middle-class women were typically involved in domestic tasks emphasizing child care, and did not enter paid employment. For poorer women, especially working class women, this often remained an ideal,[specify] as economic necessity compelled them to seek employment outside the home. The occupations that were available to them were, however, lower in prestige and pay than those available to men.The gender gap in OECD countries has been reduced over the last 30 years. Younger women today are far more likely to have completed a tertiary qualification: in 19 of the 30 OECD countries, more than twice as many women aged 25 to 34 have completed tertiary education than women aged 55 to 64 do. In 21 of 27 OECD countries with comparable data, the number of women graduating from university-level programmes is equal to or exceeds that of men. 15-year-old girls tend to show much higher expectations for their careers than boys of the same age.
While women account for more than half of university graduates in several OECD countries, they receive only 30% of tertiary degrees granted in science and engineering fields, and women account for only 25% to 35% of researchers in most OECD countries.Uma mulher (do latim mulier) é um ser humano do sexo feminino. Esta atinge a fase adulta após percorrer a infância e a adolescência. Na infância, normalmente é denominada em português como menina e na adolescência como moça ou rapariga (este último termo, de conotação pejorativa no Brasil).
O termo mulher é usado para indicar tanto distinções sexuais biológicas, quanto distinções nos papéis sócio-culturais.As passagens da infância para a adolescência e da adolescência para a idade adulta são feitas pela sociedade, baseada em critérios tanto biológicos quanto sócio-culturais, e desta forma pode variar grandemente entre as culturas. Mas geralmente é marcado pela menarca, ou seja, o ínico da menstruação.
Release Date: 02/17/09
Ben Savage (Boy Meets World), Johnny Lewis (The O.C.), Justin Mentell (Boston Legal) and Aaron Ashmore (Smallville) are hometown buddies in hilarious pursuit of some action on their last night of college break. With Tom Arnold as an offbeat school bus driver and mentor, the guys turn their quiet suburban town upside down as they throw caution to the wind, try to hook up with some hotties and kick some butt in this coming-of-age adventure. What happens, they never could have predicted. What they learn will change their lives forever.