What is Thumper? Super yacht soiree welcomes NZ’s first female-owned adult entertainment agency

On a rented luxury yacht expensed to the tune of $10,000, Thumper, the first female-owned adult entertainment agency in New Zealand, celebrates its launch.

Born out of a need for protection for women in the sex work industry, the company represents ladies providing content on OnlyFans and other porn websites and offers mentoring and opportunities to better their business and “maximise their potential.”

It’s a cut-throat industry – according to Variety, OnlyFans boasts 2.16m content creators with workloads that often lead to burnout, but Thumper’s founder and one of NZ’s most successful OnlyFans content creators, Jasmin, is looking towards the future of sex work with optimism.

She’s planning a “female revolution” away from the typical “male gaze” of the sex work industry, where women can perform their jobs with safety and support and the career path itself can be seen with less stigma.

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“[Sex work] is such a male dominated industry … it needs a fresh perspective to destigmatise it, to show that it’s a proper job,” Jasmin says.

“Anyone should be able to say ‘I want to be in the adult entertainment industry’ without any shame. It should have the same amount of respect as any other job.”

With a guest list of friends, clients, and collaborators – all Gen Z and barely into their early 20s – the launch party for Thumper is a six-hour island cruise across the Waitemata Harbour, from a particularly posh area of Auckland’s waterfront to Motuihe Island’s beachside, where boat crew set up a water slide and a smaller boat for joyriding through the waves.

There’s also charcuterie boards and dinner service, a seemingly endless supply of free alcohol provided by ready-to-drink hard iced tea company Cheeky, and a DJ setup in the yacht’s living room area.

It’s an extravagant but purposeful affair – Jasmin, 20, has big ambitions of sweeping away the negative connotations placed upon sex workers.

“I feel like people look down at everyone in this industry as dirty and going nowhere, but look where we are, we’re on a super yacht!

“I wanted to make a statement, this isn’t a low-end thing.”

The effort to destigmatise their work also lies in their name – Thumper comes from the Disney character in Bambi, used to present their agency as playful and innocent rather than overtly sexual.

She began creating content on OnlyFans after dropping out of beauty school, and says she has found her purpose by working in the industry.

The job isn’t as simple as creating a profile and taking lingerie or nude photos, and the pressure can “make or break” those looking for their big break in sex work – Jasmin sees Thumper as a gateway for creators to succeed in the industry while also taking care of themselves.

 

“I’m self-made, I had to learn everything the hard way. I know the industry so well, and it came naturally to me – some creators who do this need a bit of support and a safety net because it’s a very risky industry.

“People say ‘anyone can do it’ – if anyone could do it, a lot more people would be joining. It’s a lot more mental effort than people play off.”

While focusing on women, the agency also works to uplift queer and non-white content creators – of the four Thumper poster girls (excluding Jasmin), one is Filipina and two are mixed-Māori and Pākehā.

Shy (Ngāpuhi) is a mixed Māori and Pākehā member of Thumper who sees her work as more artistic than sexual.

She started modelling when she was 17 and after posing a nearly nude photo on Instagram, she realised there was an audience interested in her body.

“My people used to walk around exposed, and it wasn’t a big deal, it wasn’t a tapu thing, it was just a normal thing.

“The way our body was viewed as more sacred, and I wanted to hone in on that aspect of it and express the body as what it is: just a body in all of its sacredness and all of its beauty.”

“I don’t really sexualise my body… I think everyone has the freedom to view my body how they want as well, but the narrative that I have is ‘this is normal, natural, and what makes me feel free’.”

As the luxury yacht leaves Motuihe to return to Auckland, Jasmin gives a speech to celebrate her “dreams coming true.”

“I feel so much passion for the adult industry, there’s so much more growth that can happen,” Jasmin says.

“This industry has such a bad stigma around it, and it’s not fair. Everyone that works in this industry from the models to photographers put in genuine effort, and we’re really looked down on in society.

“We are just normal people – we’re your daughters, your sisters, your girlfriends, we are amazing, loving, talented people, and we deserve respect.”

Miami nightclub owners mourn loss of ‘crypto nerds’ after FTX collapse

Nerdy crypto entrepreneurs who spent big at Miami nightclubs, showering patrons with cash as they ordered “bathtubs of champagne” and sang with rappers like 50 Cent, have gone quiet, South Florida venue owners said.

The sudden collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX and the plummeting value of digital coins has Miami nightclub owners pining for the days when young entrepreneurs flocked to venues such as E11even and its neon lights, trapeze dancers and burlesque shows.

“They were ordering 12 or 24 bottles of the most expensive champagne and just showering themselves without even drinking,” Andrea Vimercati, the director of food and beverage at Moxy Hotel group, told the Financial Times. “[The crypto entrepreneurs] wanted to show that they didn’t have any limits.”

Vimercati recalled that the crypto boom of a year ago prompted a wave of predominantly young men awash in money to flaunt their newfound wealth in Miami.

“Out of the blue, all these kids from crypto started coming down and spending a lot of money — like, an insane amount of money,” he said.

“They were booking tables for $50,000, and it was like, ‘Who the hell are these people’?”

Vimercati described the crowd as “95% men, young…with a kind of nerdy style.”

“You couldn’t tell they had a lot of money if they were just walking around,” he said.

Gino LoPinto, operating partner at the Miami hotspot E11even, told FT that a group of crypto businessmen came into the club in June of last year to celebrate what they claimed was the successful sale of their company.

“50 Cent was performing, and their spend was more than a million dollars,” LoPinto told FT. “They paid in crypto.”

LoPinto added: “They had bathtubs of champagne brought out, and gave 50 Cent a bunch of cash to throw.”

In April of last year, E11even started accepting cryptocurrency payments. LoPinto said that the club processed $6 million worth of transactions between April and December of last year.

In the last three months, however, the club has taken in just $10,000.

LoPinto said that crypto entrepreneurs would brag about their wealth by showing each other their digital wallets.

“You wouldn’t normally show your bank account, but people do show their crypto wallets,” he said.

“I’ve seen more crypto wallets in a year than I’ve seen bank accounts in a lifetime.”

In the year since, the crypto partiers aren’t calling. Instead, they’re licking their wounds alongside an entire industry that has been rocked by the implosion of FTX, the exchange founded by the disgraced Sam Bankman-Fried.

FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month after it was learned that Bankman-Fried was using customer funds to place risky bets through sister firm Alameda Research.

The collapse of FTX was shocking given that the company, whose roster of celebrity endorsers included Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Larry David, Steph Curry, and others, was at one point worth some $32 billion.

BlockFi, another crypto firm that was in talks to be acquired by FTX, filed for Chapter 11 in federal bankruptcy court in New Jersey on Monday.

The news sent the value of the overwhelming majority of cryptocurrencies down. As of 11:19 a.m. Eastern time, bitcoin was down nearly 3% while ethereum was down more than 4.8%.

 

 

Why We Love A Violent Sridevi In Mom But Criticise A Violent Alia In Darlings

 

The silver screen is replete with depictions of male rage and men engaging in violence, but when women engage in violence, even when it is reactionary violence, it doesn’t sit right with us. We allow mothers (as portrayed in Sridevi’s Mom and Raveena Tandon’s Maatr) to avenge their daughters and resort to violence when all else fails, but when the abuser is an intimate partner, the rules appear to be different.

Depictions of female rage on screen garner mixed reactions. We root for protagonists and films we agree with like Mom or Maatr, but there are also films like Darlings which drew flak for its depictions of reactionary violence.

Which women are allowed to fight back?

This begs the question, which women on screen are allowed to fight back and why do we root for some of these characters while refusing to see where others come from?

 

Darlings was met with the unwarranted outrage that Mom and Maatr escaped because Darlings portrayed a wife resorting to reactionary violence against a long-abusive husband. Many dubbed the movie feminist propaganda (whatever that might be) and suggested that Alia Bhatt’s Badru and her on-screen husband Hamza were engaging in ‘mutual abuse’.

Mutual abuse is a misleading term because no such thing actually exists. Victims of abuse who engage in violence against their abuser are reacting to the abuse they are faced with, the nature of such violence is reactionary, not mutual. Both partners in such cases cannot be deemed mutually abusive or equally abusive, the abused partner is merely retaliating to the abuse they are being subjected to by the abusive partner. The abusive partner, who initiated the abuse, is the primary aggressor with power dynamics in their favour. The response to such abuse, even when it is violent, doesn’t make a relationship mutually abusive.

It isn’t just depictions of retaliatory female violence against intimate partners which audiences seem to take issue with, it’s female characters taking a stand against intimate partner abuse that seems to cause outrage. Taapsee Pannu’s 2020 release, Thappad, depicted no reactionary violence, just a character who decides to leave her husband after he hits her. And even Thappad garnered outrage and was accused of normalizing a line of thought that is harmful to the Indian family unit.

While the 2022 release, Ammu, wasn’t met with similar outrage, the film, however, didn’t do well at the box office. It’s also worth noting that Ammu doesn’t depict any reactionary violence, but it does portray the titular character taking a stand against her abusive husband.  But films like Ammu are the exception, not the norm.

We cheer men who fight for a woman or women who fight for ‘honour’

Alternatively, Pink fared better than Thappad and Ammu because Pink sees a man (Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer) defend a woman. Although, Pink too was dubbed feminist propaganda by many online. But we cheer on men who fight for women, but when women take charge, we object to it.

What’s ironic is that off-screen we expect women to fight back against abuse and question the truth of their abuse allegations if they don’t. We blame domestic violence survivors for staying in their abusive marriages for as long as they did, completely missing the socio-economic and cultural contexts of their decisions. We question the truthfulness of sexual violence allegations if a victim can’t prove they fought back, In reality, we expect women to fight back and take a stand, but when women do so on screen, it isn’t palatable to our sensibilities if it doesn’t align exactly with our narrow idea of what taking a stand and fighting back should look like for a woman.

Darlings was met with flak that other movies of similar nature weren’t because we expect wives to endure abuse and even if they fight back, we expect it to be in limited ways, and without the involvement of any reactionary abuse. Mothers fighting back for their child, on the other hand, are glorified because it is seen as a mother’s duty to so. And men fighting for women on-screen are heralded because for men to do the right thing is still considered applause-worthy.

The 90s and 2000s were full of the trope of the man avenging someone he loves and being heralded as a hero. Films like Damini and Garv are depictions of this trope. But a majority of these films used violence against women as a plot device to further the story of the male characters. Also, these male characters often resorted to violence not for the sake of the woman but for the sake of family honour or their pride.

It’s time we stop expecting women to be silent witnesses to their dehumanization. Films like Ammu, Thappad, or Darlings are rare in the Indian film landscape, but the fact they exist is a step in the right direction. These films attempt to normalize the wife beyond the quiet, suffering wives of times past, they give their female characters autonomy, something that is long overdue in Indian films. Our patriarchal notion of the silent, complicit, helpless wife is challenged every time a woman on-screen decides to fight back against intimate partner abuse.

Art is a powerful medium and films have the ability to normalize things, perhaps this is why we are so outraged by women who refuse to stay silent or refuse to take the high ground. We are threatened when women on-screen take back their agency because it indicates at the possibility that women might do so off-screen as well.

 

Dillian Whyte Thinks Joshua Might Be Scared Off If He Stops Franklin In 2 Rounds

Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) isn’t banking on a fight with Joshua happening next if he’s victorious against the unbeaten Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs) in their headliner on DAZN.

With the way Whyte is slurring his words, it’s not likely that he’s going to score a fast knockout of Franklin. Dillian might win, but it probably won’t be by a first or second round knockout over his hand-picked opponent.

If Whyte wins, he says he’ll look to take the best possible opponent, be it Joshua, Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, or Deontay Wilder.

It’s unlikely Whyte will get a world title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Fury or IBF, WBA & WBO champ Usyk off the back of a victory over the little-known Franklin because he’s not ranked high enough, and he’s not viewed as one of the top contenders.

Franklin is being brought in to give Whyte a tune-up/confidence builder after his knockout loss to Fury.

For Dillian to get a title shot against Fury or Usyk, he would need to beat one of the elite contenders, and he’s chosen not to fight one of the more dangerous guys in the division.

If Franklin wins, Whyte’s career will be as good as over. Yeah, he can stick around and slip into the Derek Chisora type of journeyman roll and maybe get a sympathy fight against Fury, but he won’t get a title shot against a champion if he’s forced to earn it by beating a top contender.

“I just didn’t perform up to my ability, and that was one of those nights for me,” said Dillian Whyte to iFL TV about his loss to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury last April.

“He’s undefeated, he’s got a bit of a ranking, and he’s the one that was talking the most s**t,” said Whyte when asked why he chose Jermaine Franklin rather than another contender to fight.

“None of those other guys were willing to step up, and he stepped up. It’s a credit to him. I respect him for doing that, and he’s dangerous. he’s an undefeated heavyweight. He’s very dangerous, and he believes he can beat me.

“I don’t know if he genuinely believes it, but he’s saying it, and his coach [Jesse Addison] is saying that they’re going to kill me and destroy me. I don’t know. He was saying some wild stuff.

“I had to smack one of his guys. He [Franklin] wasn’t saying s**t, but his guys were doing a lot of talking. Dmitry [Salita] and Jesse bozo [Addison], whatever his name is. He was talking s**t, but Jesse was too far. So I smacked the closest one to me, which was [the promoter] Dmitry.

“But Jermain Franklin is a punk. He didn’t do s**t. If I was with Eddie [Hearn] and someone smacked him, I’m talking about a guy that I was fighting; I would defend him. I would back him.

“He was talking s**t. I smacked him,” said Whyte when he was asked if he hit him first. “I slapped him. I didn’t push him. I slapped him [Salita], and his little hat [Kippah] went flying. I felt bad because I didn’t want to disrespect his religion and his little hat went flying.

“These guys have to remember that I’m cool; I’m relaxed. I treat everyone with love and respect, and prosperity. I don’t mind. If you have something to say, say it to my face. Don’t hide it in the background.

“I said, ‘Shut the f**k up, man,’ and I smacked the s**t out of him. He got smacked like my b**ch. His cheeks felt like someone’s a** cheeks. His cheeks made a sound. He deserved it because he’s been talking s**t since Wallin. He was always talking s**t.

“Do you know what he said to me yesterday? He came up to me randomly. I don’t even know the guy. He said, ‘Do you know I am? Do you know what my name is?’ I said, ‘Get the f**k out of here. I don’t know who you are, mother f***er.’

“I really didn’t know who he was. I said, ‘Get the f**k out of here. I don’t know who you are b**ch a**,’ and he said, ‘I’m Dmitry Salita.’ I said, ‘Why are you telling me? Have a nice day,’ and then I walked off.

“So I think he got a little offended from that because I didn’t know who he was. He just looked kind of like a Jewish guy to me. I thought it was a rich Jewish guy that came to give me some money.

“He said, ‘I’m Dmitry Salita,’ and I said, ‘Get the f**k out of here.’ Dmitry Salita is an a**hole. When the Otto Wallin fight got made, he went and bought a brand new Bentley.

“Then the money didn’t come in, and he was p**ssed. Seriously, he went and bought a brand-new Bentley, and the money didn’t come in. He’s thinking, ‘F**k Dillian Whyte.’

“I was like, ‘Bro, relax. I got injured. What am I going to do? Go into the fight with an injury?’ These guys are wild. Before the Wallin fight, me and Fury was never going to happen.

“The Fury fight was a quick turn around. It came out of nowhere, literally. I had to start training quick. The Fury fight came out of nowhere. I get paid to fight. Why am I going to turn down a fight when I get more money,” said Whyte when told that the perception is that he wasn’t injured when he pulled out of the Otto Wallin fight to take a fight with Fury instead.

“Then I got time to fight, rest and then go again. All these guys just talk s**t. I just learn to ignore it. I’ve learned to focus on one fight at a time,”  said Whyte when asked about him potentially getting a fight against Anthony Joshua next.

“This is heavyweight boxing. I might beat Franklin, and the Joshua fight won’t be until six months off. I’m not going to wait around for that. Joshua might have an easier option for a comeback fight.

“I might knock Franklin out in the first two rounds, and Joshua might think, ‘I don’t fancy that. I might need a warm-up fight first.’ Not everyone has the same mindset. I’ll fight anyone. I put a risk every time,” said Whyte

If it were true that Whyte would fight “anyone,” as he says, he could have picked a much better fighter than Franklin. This is a guy that Whyte has hand-picked because he believes he can beat him. Whyte could have selected someone like Frank Sanchez, Daniel Dubois, Filip Hrgovic, or Joe Joyce, but he wanted Franklin. Do you get the picture?

“I’m not worried about that. I’m worried about Franklin, and then we’ll see what happens after that. What I’ve learned is don’t bank on what’s promised. Bank on what you sign, what you negotiate, and what you get.

“Anyone in the top 10. I want to fight the best guys, and that’s it. If it’s Joshua, it’s Joshua. If it’s Wilder, it’s Wilder. If it’s Fury, it’s Fury. If it’s Usyk, it’s Usyk.

“Eddie Hearn never delivered me Wilder until this day. I don’t think he’s going to deliver him anytime soon because he’s never delivered him until this day. So I don’t think he’s going to deliver him anytime soon.

“Good business for them, bad business for me,” said Dillian about his loss to Tyson. “No regrets. I had my moments in the fight. Look at the scorecards. I had my moments in the fight. It was always going to be a hard fight. I still believe I can beat him when I have a chance for a rematch.

“I got hit with a good punch. He pushed me over as well, and I twisted my ankle. I snapped two tendons in my foot. I can still fight for a heavyweight title.

“On Saturday night, it’s another chapter in my career. I’m someone that’s eager to learn, willing to learn,” said Whyte.

 

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An experienced truck shipping company is also another aspect to put into consideration. You are guaranteed of getting desirable and excellent services from a truck shipping company that has experience in that field of business. They are fully aware and well equipped with the knowledge of their clients preferences and how their clients needs are changing from one generation to the next. A truck shipping company with experience will even be in a position to advice you on the right products and services to choose from that will be best suited for needs and the ones that will automatically be a waste of time and money. They are also in a capacity to give you references to other companies if they may feel they are not going to give you the kind of services you are looking for.

Consider the certification of the truck shipping company and it’s legality. Always ensure that the business and the truck shipping company are legal entities and that they are licensed to run their operations. A show of a legal documentation and a license that is up to date is one of the ways you can tell whether the truck shipping company you decide to work with is legal or not. Most companies are just a hide away for criminals and thugs who are out to rob clients off their money without them being caught easily. It is therefore important to have that assurance that the truck shipping company you are working with is certified and that the government is aware of their existence in that area. Avoid going for newly opened companies as they can not be fully trusted by the public and since no one has enough information about them.

It would be wise to choose a truck shipping company that has a great system for customers service. If you go in a place where everyone is kind and nice starting from the reception area all the way to the boss, the you will automatically feel the need to go back at any given time when need be. It is therefore advisable to choose a truck shipping company that carries their clients with the highest regards and one that will not hesitate to give you the kind of customer services you actually deserved and paid for. There are people who are generally rude and will make every effort to ruin your mood and day especially for no reason at all. Go for a truck shipping company with employees who are well aware of how totalk to clients.

One Day at a Time Season 4: Check Out the Timeline for the Releases!

1818One Day at a Time is an American sitcom based on the same-titled 1975 series. Act III Productions, the company founded by executive producer Norman Lear, approached Sony Pictures Television with the idea of reimagining the original series with a Latino family.

The original series was previously executive produced by Lear. Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce created the show, and Lear and his producing partner Brent Miller served as executive producers.

What is One Day at a Time About?

The show is an update of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, which in this version focuses on a Cuban-American family, including a single mother, Penelope, her two teenage children, and her mother. Schneider, a friend, and the landlord is also featured.

One Day at a Time Season 4

Penelope is a veteran of the Army Nurse Corps who suffers from depression and anxiety. The show received praise for how it handled the subject, as well as other timely issues like Penelope’s daughter coming out as gay, her ex’s PTSD and addiction, her mother not being a legal citizen, the racism the family faces, and Schneider’s alcoholism.

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But there are also plenty of lighthearted and heartfelt moments. “I love it because I think it’s a traditional family sitcom—funny, it’s it has high stakes, it has funny characters, and it has great conversation,” Gloria Calderón Kellett, executive producer, and co-showrunner tell Parade.com. “So I really hope that [viewers] will join us and see someone they know reflected in one of our characters.”

Who is in the One Day at a Time Cast?

As Penelope Alvarez, Machado leads the cast. Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex are her two children (Marcel Ruiz).

One Day at a Time Season 4

Lydia, her mother, is played by Broadway and Hollywood legend Rita Moreno, an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winner who still looks amazing at 88.

Dr. Berkowitz, Penelope’s boss, and their friend Schneider (Todd Grinnell) round out the main cast (Stephen Tobolowsky).

One Day at a Time Season 4 Premiere Date and Time

On Monday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the fourth season’s first two back-to-back half-hour episodes will air.

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Due to a change in CBS’s football schedule, the show’s original October 5 premiere date was postponed.

One Day at a Time Season 4 Trailer

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is One Day at a Time Getting a Fourth Season?

There Will Be No New ‘one Day at a Time Episodes. But There Will Always Be 46 Episodes That We Have to Make Live Forever,” Said Calderon Kellett in a Statement. “Thank You to This Wonderful Cast. Our Devoted Team.

Why Did One Day at a Time Cancel?

Because of the Pandemic, Only a Portion of the Fourth Season Was Completed. With the News That the Long-shot Effort to Find the Show a New Network Had Failed, Dedicated Fans of the Show Were Let Down Once More.

Will One Day at a Time Return for a Fifth Season?

One Day at a Time Was Praised by Critics for Its Warmth and Humour, as well as for Its Treatment of LGBTQ Issues and Racism. Unfortunately, a Fifth Season Will Not Be Produced; Here’s Why.

iQIYI Original Productions Scored Multiple Wins in Awards Season in China, Solid Proof of Company’s Premium Content Strategy

BEIJING, Nov. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, acquired major wins in a number of prestigious industry awards with its original productions. The recognitions from various awards including the China TV Golden Eagle Awards and Flying Apsaras Awards demonstrated the success of iQIYI’s long-term strategy in creating premium content.

The strong performance of iQIYI original productions during this awards season spoke to the quality of iQIYI’s artistic productions. The iQIYI-presented shows A Lifelong Journey and Enemy won the Best TV Series Award at the 31st China TV Golden Eagle Awards announced on Nov. 6. One of the most prestigious prizes in China, which features industry experts, members of industry associations, and the general audience on its jury.

On Nov. 1, the iQIYI-presented shows The Ideal City and The Rebel were named the winners of the 33rd Flying Apsaras Awards, a biennial award ceremony that celebrates TV productions of the highest quality and promotes the continuous development of China’s television industry.

The Flying Apsaras Awards, China TV Golden Eagle Awards, and the Shanghai TV Festival Magnolia Awards are known as China’s top three awards recognizing excellence in drama series.

In addition, on Nov. 4, ten iQIYI dramas and variety shows, including Left Right and The Detectives’ Adventures, won the 2022 Golden Angel Award of the Chinese American TV Festival (CATF). Also in November, the Macau International TV Festival announced that five iQIYI original dramas have been nominated for this year’s awards.

Since the start of this year, a number of works from iQIYI have also been recognized on the global stage. In September, the iQIYI-presented film What Remains was selected for the International Competition at the 38th Warsaw International Film Festival. Three iQIYI original productions were nominated for a total of seven awards at the 4th Asia Contents Awards of the 2022 Busan International Film Festival. Five titles were shortlisted for the 13th Macau International TV Festival in November.

In addition to winning critical acclaims, iQIYI original productions also have strong viewer reception. According to data from CSM Media Research, a leading TV audience measurement research house in China, the total viewership of A Lifelong Journey, which won the China TV Golden Eagle Awards, reached 371 million. The show also reached an iQIYI popularity index of 10098 during its airing, making it the third ever show in iQIYI’s history to score a popularity index of over 10000.

Both winners of this year’s Flying Apsaras Awards, The Ideal City and The Rebel were also hugely popular during their exclusive online premieres on iQIYI. The Ideal City, which charts the professional and personal growth of a young woman, received a 10% rating during its broadcast on Dragon TV. Meanwhile, The Rebel topped ratings ranking throughout its broadcast on TV stations, with its airing on CCTV-8 receiving a 10.23% market share.

According to Kuyun, a data company specializing in the TV industry, eight iQIYI original shows were among the top-ten most popular domestic TV shows premiered in the first half of 2022. Of the eight sows, Love Between Fairy and Devil, who aired during summer 2022, was especially well-received and became the show with the second highest iQIYI popularity index.

The strong industry recognition and viewership performance iQIYI original productions spoke to the effectiveness of the company’s strategy of focusing its resources on developing premium content. As WANG Xiaohui, iQIYI Chief Content Officer and President of Professional Content Business Group (PCG), said during the 2022 iJOY Conference: “Producing premium content is always our core value at iQIYI and we are committed to providing continuous supply of great content to our loyal user base.”

 

Gamebanana/398864: The Best Gaming Websites From Around The Web

Gamebanana/398864: The Best Gaming Websites From Around The Web

Gamebanana/398864 is a website that is focused on gaming, but it has also been accused of using deceptive tactics to make money. Specifically, they are accused of using the cookies of their users to collect data on their use of the website. The article provides a break down of this site and the concern surrounding the business practices used by the website.

Outline for keywords:

  • Why Gamebanana/398864 is a Detriment

  • What Happens When You Visit Gamebanana Again

  • How Does Gamebanana/398864 Make Money

  • Conclusion

Why Gamebanana/398864 is a Detriment

Online gaming communities are huge nowadays, and there are many websites that offer great gaming content for their users. However, one website that is often talked about and detested is Gamebanana.

What is Gamebanana? It’s a website that aggregates links to various gaming websites. This can be a good thing if you’re looking for a wide range of game content, but it can also be a bad thing because it means that the site is bloated with irrelevant links. Additionally, the site has a habit of taking down critical comments, which only adds to its toxicity.

Overall, Gamebanana/398864 is a detriment to the online gaming community because it’s cluttered with irrelevant links and prone to censorship.

What Happens When You Visit Gamebanana Again

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Kevin Feige explains why it took so long for Namor to join the MCU

 

With Namor the Sub-Mariner finally making his debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Kevin Feige explains why it took so long

Kevin Feige explains why it took Namor so long to hit the big screen and how Ryan Coogler prepared him for it. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Before Feige was a major player at Marvel Studios, Avi Arad ran the company and helped solidify many Marvel characters as household names for a new generation. Since Arad did not believe that a common cinematic world could work at the time, the film rights to several characters were sold to different studios who all had their own ideas of how to adapt the characters. One of the Marvel characters that would be stuck in developmental limbo for years was Namor, the Sub-Mariner.

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One of the Namor films has been in development since 1997 with Universal Pictures behind the production. The intent was to tell an environmental story about Namur’s attempt to save Atlantis from pollution and underwater nuclear testing. Filmmakers like Philip Kaufman, Chris Columbus, and Jonathan Mostow have all been associated with the direct at some point, but none of them survive. Project Namor has collapsed, and ownership of the film rights has been stuck in limbo with neither Universal nor Marvel Studios really controlling who can adapt the story of the Underwater Prince. It will take another two years before announcing Namur’s appearance on Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverplayed by Tenoch Huerta.

Related: Black Panther Theory 2 explains why Namur is called God

At the premiere of the movie Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverKevin Feige spoke to reporters from Marvel Entertainment About Namur’s long journey to the big screen. Although he certainly had a hand in the final decision, he also gave credit to director Ryan Coogler for his decision to feature the character in Black Panther sequel and give him a stronger ethnic identity. Feige said:

Namur as Marvel fans know, is one, if not the original…and so, forever, it’s been on our lists. I remember 18 years ago putting it together, I think we commissioned a script 18 years ago, the timing was never right and the idea was never right. Ryan Coogler in the first movie begins a war between kingdoms. And if you really add cultural specificity to Namor, and that’s definitely what he did in this movie, it’s not Atlantis, it’s Talocan, and I can’t wait for people to meet Talocaneal and Namor.

Why was Namur worth the wait

As one of Marvel’s oldest characters, it seemed less of a question of whether Namur would join the MCU. Long-term speculation is rampant when it is introduced to the franchise, with many jumping on a simple line of Avengers: Endgame As proof of his presence in the world. However, pending its introduction so far, Marvel has been building up excitement for Namor’s debut, making his arrival Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Really exciting event. Early reactions to the film indicate that Namor is one of the highlights Wakanda forever, and appears to be due in part to the cultural specificity that Kolger sought to personalize. If it takes that long for Marvel to find a story and filmmaker who can do justice to Namor, the wait will probably be worth it.

 

Go Spiritual India & Approach Entertainment Launch Blanket Donation Campaign

Charitable Spiritual Organization, Go Spiritual India &  Award-Winning Celebrity Management & Films Productions Company, Approach Entertainment launched Blankets Donation Campaign in North India again as the winter season has arrived in North India. The campaign has been launched with an objective to mobilize blankets, clothes, and food donation drives for the homeless in major cities of North India. Go Spiritual India has been running the blanket donation campaign since 2017.

The campaign will spread awareness about the plight of the homeless & destitute in winters and motivate people to donate blankets, clothes & food themselves, or inform Go Spiritual India to arrange Blankets for the needy. Approach Communications is handling PR, Digital & Communications for the Blanket donation drive while Approach Entertainment is working on the production of videos, mobilization through celebrities & influencers, events, and related activities.

Go Spiritual India is a Charitable Spiritual organization working for Philanthropy, Spiritual Awareness, Charity, Mental Health, Wellness, Organic, Spiritual Tourism, Events, Media, and Social Causes. The spiritual organization has been running food donation & hunger eradication programs for the last 5 years. The organization is launching Go Spiritual India Digital Magazine soon and it will be followed by Go Spiritual India Print Magazine & Go Spiritual India TV. A spiritual life necessarily entails selfless charity work as with spiritual growth comes the realization that all the Atma (souls) are equal part and parcel of the same Param Atma (that is divine supreme being). In fact, ancient Hindu scriptures clearly make it obligatory on one’s part to be generous. Go Spiritual India is a spiritual organization that promotes not only spiritual evolution but also actively participates in charity work.

Go Spiritual India has appealed to all, to come forward and donate blankets or help donate blankets to the homeless people during the winter months in collaboration with Go Spiritual India. The donations can be in cash or kind or even through participation on a volunteer basis.

In addition, Go Spiritual India also encourages people to take up this cause on their own and distribute blankets in their respective areas and regions as the objective is to ensure help to as many people as possible by reaching out to them in whatever way is possible. Go Spiritual India blanket donation drive is being supported by Approach Entertainment & Approach Communications.

 For the past few years, Go Spiritual India has been also engaged in the distribution of blankets especially to the poor and homeless people during the winter months. Though there are no official records of country-wide deaths due to harsh winters every year in the country, some data collected by some NGOs suggests that more than 512 persons had died in 2021 due to winters in Delhi alone and thousands died in the country.

Even in the year 2020-21 winters, thousands died due to winters. According to the 2011 census, there were 17.33 crores homeless people in India and this figure in 2022 is estimated to be at least 26 crores. Even if it is assumed that half of them may be living in North India where the winters are rather harsh, it is easy to imagine the plight of the homeless people every winter.

Go Spiritual India’s campaign to distribute blankets for the homeless persons in North India is aimed at saving as many lives as possible in the country and therefore every winter, this campaign has been taken on a serious note by the Go Spiritual India team and volunteers. Last year it was done with the help of Go Spiritual India volunteers in Delhi, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Shimla and Ludhiana. This year, Go Spiritual India plans to do it even on a larger scale and will cover all cities of North India. The volunteer team is also motivating people to donate blankets and food for the homeless and destitute themselves.

Go Spiritual India Organization, an initiative launched by Sonu Tyagi and his company Approach Entertainment is dedicated to charity and spiritual work. For the past few years, it has taken serious endeavors towards charity.  It was actively engaged in the distribution of free food to the needy during the lockdown when the poor had no means to even earn their basic meals. During the winters, Go Spiritual had launched an initiative to distribute blankets to the homeless people for whom the streets are home, particularly in Northern India, where the winters are rather harsh!

Go Spiritual India has appealed to all, to come forward and donate blankets or help donate blankets to the homeless people during the winter months in collaboration with Go Spiritual India. The donations can be in cash or kind or even through participation as a volunteer.

Approach Entertainment is an award-winning Celebrity Management & Films Productions company offering integrated expertise-based solutions in Celebrity Management, Films Productions, Advertising & Corporate Films Productions, Films Marketing, Events & Entertainment Marketing services.

Approach Communications is a Leading PR & Integrated Communications agency working for the Corporate, Healthcare, Entertainment, Finance, Education, Social sectors. The media & communications group is headed by award-winning writer-director Sonu Tyagi who has a background in Journalism & the advertising world. Approach Communications is handling PR & Communications for the Blanket donation drive while Approach Entertainment is working on the production of videos, mobilization through celebrities & influencers, events, and related activities. The fast-growing media & communications group has operations in Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Goa, Kolkata, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Hyderabad & Jalandhar. Approach Entertainment Group also has a Bollywood Newswire & Content Dissemination unit, Approach Bollywood.