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2018 Is the Year of the Reunions

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February isn’t even over, and already a number of musical groups have announced reunion tours, albums, and songs or been rumored to do so. Could this be the trend for 2018?

First, 90s pop group the Spice Girls posed for a picture together on Instagram, sparking rumors that this meant a reunion tour or even new music from the divas. Members of the group, especially Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham have since squashed the rumors, but fans are still hopeful.

Next, Soft Call, the duo known for their single “Tainted Love,” has announced a new show after fifteen years of silence (the group was previously broken up between 1984 and 2001). This show will be the last ever opportunity for fans of the 80’s synthpop band to see them play live because it’s a farewell concert. Music lovers should purchase tickets for the September 40th show at London’s O2 Arena before they sell out.

Most recently, three out of four members of the Smashing Pumpkins will reunite for a summer American tour for the first time in eighteen years and in celebration of the band’s thirtieth anniversary. The members who will return to play together are Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Noticeably missing is original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky who claims that she was excluded from the reunion. Corgan and the other band members deny that this is the case, however.

They’ll kick off the tour in Glendale, Arizona and wrap it up on September 7th in Boise, Idaho, playing 37 stops along the way. Corgan explained that the band will only play music from their first five albums. This includes songs such as “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” and “Tonight, Tonight” but nothing released after 2000.

For fans of these bands, the reunions might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Securus Technologies One of the Most Reputed Correctional Firms in the Industry

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There has been an increase in the number of drones entering the prisons and making illegal drop-offs. Constant surveillance has not given the result that the prison officials might expect. These unlawful drop-offs mean that the inmates are getting their hands on cigarettes, drugs and even porn – all of which are banned inside the prison. Since the operators of the drones are at far off places, there is no way to know who is operating them and stopping these attempts. Even if the correctional officers can shoot some drones, the criminals have the next one ready for flying since they come at quite a low price and are readily available.


Securus Technologies, the most popular technology, and phone service company in the prison industry, have been working on the way to stop the use of these drones inside the prison. The company has created a new system using which the prison officials can easily detect any drone flying over their premises and also help stop the signal from its operator resulting in it crashing. The system is already in place at various prisons on a trial basis, and its results are being recorded. So far, they have 100% success rate and the demand for the new system is expected to grow as more prisons are looking for ways to deal with the problems of illegal drones making drop-offs inside the prison. If the problem of drones’ usage by criminals and inmates to supply and receive the contraband packages is not solved, the lives of many inmates and the corrections officers can be in danger. It is not possible for the corrections officers to be present everywhere in the vast prison facilities that are spread through acres of land.


It is this advantage that the criminals use to send drones in the area where there are no corrections officers present, which is from where the inmates later collect their package. However, when the drone detection technology developed by Securus Technologies is installed, it would become much easier to detect from where the drone is coming and what is its exact location. Once the position of the drone trying to supply contraband is identified, it can be shot down or neutralized in any other way deemed necessary. Securus Technologies has recently also introduced the wireless containment system, which is a technology that would not let the contraband phones function inside the prison. Thus, whenever the inmate tries to make a call using the contraband phone, the calls would not go through.


The stoppage of using the contraband phone to ensuring that no drone with contraband package passes through would contribute a lot in reducing the crime rate, inside as well as outside of the correctional facilities.



Killmonger’s Fate Never Given a Second Thought In Black Panther Film

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People who have seen Black Panther know Killmonger’s fate in the film. However, there is one thing that may come as a surprise to people. It is that the creative team behind the film have never considered giving Killmonger a different fate. One of the most interesting things about the MCU is that it is not known for having strong memorable villains. The only villains that are memorable are Loki, The Winter Soldier, and Killmonger. Two of them have lived on to become new protagonists. Killmonger has suffered a different fate leaving the audience with a haunting line.

One of the best things about Killmonger is that he is not the typical villain. Instead, he is simply against the ways of Wakanda which has conducted itself as a separatist culture. Killmonger was not only angry that his father was killed and he was abandoned by his own, but that he identifies with the people who have suffered simply because of Wakanda’s way of abandonment. Therefore, when he had the chance, his goal was to bring forth all of the technology from Wakanda as a means of overthrowing all of the oppressors. In the end, his intentions were noble to the point that T’Challa has decided in the end to honor Killmonger.

One thing about Killmonger’s death is that it was always planned from the first draft. One thing that was communicated with his death is that T’Challa and Killmonger could not coexist. For one thing, it was not just the philosophical differences they were having to deal with, it was the methodical differences as well. Another thing to consider is that Killmonger was too far gone to change.

Killmonger Represents The Audience

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One interesting thing about Black Panther is the villain of the film. While Black Panther shows Wakanda and the culture as something that we as a people strive to be, Killmonger is also representation of us as we are now. He is both the best and the worst of us. When it was stated that Killmonger has real world sensibilities, it meant that Killmonger is actually the voice of those that have been oppressed trying to be noticed by those who have not experienced oppression and poverty. This actually brings a “Tale of Two Cities” element to the Black Panther film.

One interesting thing is that Killmonger not only represents the audience members, particularly those that have come from a history with oppression, he is also one who represents the person who has the knowledge and the skills needed to gain some of the riches from a thriving group with the intentions of spreading it out to others who have been oppressed. It also shows the perception of those who have waited it out and have had enough.

One thing that can be said about oppression is that the oppressors are not necessarily going to have a change of heart. At some point, the oppressed realize that they are going to have to go out and take the type of freedom that they want for themselves. This is one thing that Killmonger has attempted to do. While people have fought for Wakanda, Killmonger has fought for the people in the rest of the world. One thing that can be said about Killmonger is that he is truly a tragic and heartbreaking character in the film’s narrative.

Shervin Pishevar Fears the Lack of Innovation in America

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Shervin Pishevar has never been afraid to make bold predictions, even when the vast majority of the investment world has seen things otherwise. He recently continued this trend, returning to Twitter after a brief hiatus, in order to discuss a myriad of controversial issues that he believes will shape the financial culture of the globe for years to come. In his Twitter rant, Shervin Pishevar discussed a number of key topics, including the United State’s traditional practice of exporting inflation, the fall of several key conglomerates, and the failing infrastructure of America.

During this tweetstorm, he also discussed the status of the US stock market, predicting a major dropoff over the course of the next few months.

It only took one day for Shervin Pishevar’s comments regarding the stock exchange to trend in that direction, as the Dow Jones plummeted an incredible 500 points in less than one hours, while the S&P, industrials, and bonds began looking more vulnerable than any points in recent history. If Shervin Pishevar’s thoughts regarding the stock market continue to trend in the predicted direction, it will be in stark contrast to the beliefs of the leader of the free world, United States President Donald Trump. President Trump, who is very active on Twitter, has continuously backed the upward trends shown by the US stock market over the course of several years, but if Mr. Pishevar is correct, this is sure to come to an end. He even began a new hashtag which quickly caught fire on Twitter called, TrumpDump, in response to the US President’s incorrect backing.

One of the more important issues that Shervin Pishevar touched on during his 50-plus tweet rant, was the infrastructure and innovation (or lack thereof) of the United States, which when compared to places like China, is severely behind. According to Mr. Pishevar, the lack of innovation in America today has a direct correlation with the loss of power in Silicon Valley, as “the American way” has now become the “global way,” as well as the power of companies like Amazon and Google, that have consistently swallowed up smaller competition, essentially eliminating true innovation.

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Producer States That Killmonger is not Evil for Goals But Has Wrong Methods

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One of the aspects of Black Panther that has stood out with the audience is Killmonger. He is often regarded as one of the best villains in the MCU. One thing that they will say about Killmonger is that he is someone that many people will agree with. Even the main protagonist has seen his point and the tragedy of the character. One thing that producer Nate Moore says about the Black Panther film is that the main antagonist of the film is not evil for his goals. He just has some really bad methods.

The one thing that Killmonger wanted to do in the film was not become the King of Wakanda. Being a king was the means to an end. Instead, he has wanted to help the less fortunate overcome oppression. He was sort of a Robin Hood in a way. He has wanted to gain the wealth of a culture in order to use it to the better of others in the world. In a way, Killmonger does achieve his goals for Wakanda in that T’Challa decides to use Vibranium for the good of other cultures in the world.

This is one of the best antagonists a film has had. This could start a new method of looking at antagonists. One other thing that could be done in order to make a compelling antagonist is bring about a relationship in which both the protagonist and antagonist learn from each other. While there may be a little bit of tension, it is solved through conversation as opposed to just fighting it out with one man standing and one man dying. Black Panther has brought a lot of good things to the industry.

Duncan Jones Considering a Movie in 2000 AD Judge Dredd Universe

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Duncan Jones, the director of Moon and Source Code has recently finished a movie called Mute. A trailer for the upcoming movie has recently been released. However, Duncan Jones has been trying to get this project finished for a while. When it was first being developed, it was supposed to be a story that took place in the Blade Runner universe. However, it is finally finished and being ready for release. The only thing that has not carried over is its Blade Runner universe setting. However, it does have a similar set design to the films.

Duncan Jones is already thinking about his next movie. The next film is going to be an adaptation of one of the 2000AD characters. While Judge Dress has already been taken, there are tons of comic book characters that can make an appearance in a film. As of right now, he is in the early stages of looking for a comic character to adapt to the big screen. One thing that is certain is that he is looking for someone that is going to be as engaging as Judge Dredd if not more engaging.

As for Judge Dredd, there is a plan to bring him to the TV screen with a series under the title Judge Dredd: Mega City One. It is very likely to not be a continuation of the rebooted Judge Dredd film. However, Karl Urban is thinking about reprising his role as the Judge in this new adaptation. One thing that is certain is that the set design of the series is looking to be different from the most recent film. It will likely be a cross between the 2012 reboot and the 1995 Sylvester Stallone starring vehicle.

Jeff Aronin’s Paragon Biosciences Invents New Treatments for Rare Diseases

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Paragon Biosciences – Who We Are

Paragon Biosciences is a renown healthcare development and biopharmaceutical investment firm with a global impact. Paragon helps build companies that research and test medicinal products. The company is committed to scientific research and patients. Paragon’s track record boasts 13 FDA drug approvals since their conception over a decade ago.

Paragon has experienced staff readily available to develop and fund biotech companies with their innovative drug research programs. Paragon has a host of clinical professionals that provide expert support to entrepreneurs and companies that use breakthrough technology to create medical advances. In addition to funding, the company works hand-in-hand with collaborators to develop clinical trials to perfect medicines for patients across the world.


The Man Behind Paragon

Jeff Aronin has been at the helm of Paragon Biosciences as its Chairman and CEO since 2010. Aronin is also affiliated with several Paragon portfolio companies and founded Ovation Pharmaceuticals Inc. and served as its President and CEO in 2000. Jeff Aronin brings with him to the company a long line of leadership and expertise in global corporation management. He also has experience with structuring and executing major transactions, mergers and acquisitions. His daily management skills are second to none and have pushed Paragon Biosciences to the top of the biopharmaceutical industry.

Jeff Aronin also has an extensive background in finance and brand marketing, which greatly aid in setting up satellite companies. He uses all his skills to create a fine-tuned business that has cutting-edge plans for development. Aronin also brings his years of experience from working within a regulatory industry; therefore, he has a library of information on government regulations regarding biopharmaceuticals. Surely Jeff Aronin and Paragon Biosciences will continue to forge forward with medical breakthroughs to aide patients across the world.


Danny Boyle Might Direct Bond 25

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There is yet another James Bond movie in the works. As of right now, they are looking for directors to helm the next project. The next director that is being eyed for the project is Danny Boyle. Given that this is going to be fifth film in the Bond reboot, it is very likely that the Bond film series has grown into its formula. This series is taking cues from the older series. For instance, the recent film has returned the gunbarrel scene to the opening as opposed to the end of the film like in the two films before it. Casino Royale was a special affair in that it has used the gunbarrel scene as part of an action sequence in the film.

Daniel Craig has also revealed that he is going to play as Bond another time. It makes sense in this series given that this Bond is supposed to age and then eventually die in this series. This is a huge difference from the ageless spy of the previous 4 decades. In the real world, the Bond of the Connery/Moore/Brosnan era would be too old to move by the time it got to Die Another Day.

Daniel Craig’s Bond has been written a lot closer to the Ian Fleming novels. This series features Bond as more blunt and rough than some of the other Bond films. However, when Sean Connery has played as James Bond, he did show some kind of rawness of the “Double O” secret agent. The most recent film of Bond has shown Blofield, who in the previous series was a major enemy of James Bond, especially for killing his wife.

Donald Glover Gave Some Help In The Black Panther Script

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Ryan Coogler has put together a good movie with Black Panther. One thing that people will notice with Black Panther is that while there are some funny moments, it is a serious film for the most part. A lot of films in the MCU have been released as comedic even going a little towards the slapstick. Some of the funny movies were advertised as dark and serious. For instance, Iron Man 3 was advertised as this heavy and dramatic film when it turned out to be a complete comedy.

However, even with Black Panther being a serious film, the funny moments are really funny and they do not draw attention to itself. It actually works well in the flow of the film. One thing that can hurt a film is if it seems to stop in order to tell a joke or force something funny in the film. One of the best things that Black Panther does is set up some characters in the film. Therefore, there will be some funnier characters and more serious characters, and they play off of each other well.

One thing that has helped Black Panther was when it was shown to Donald Glover. Donald was able to bring something into the mix that has made the film funnier without ruining the flow. Donald Glover himself has a lot of experience with comedy. He has worked in comedy and drama. He is starring in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story as Lando Calrissian. He is showing himself to be a very capable actor in the projects that he is involved in. He has also appeared in the MCU in the movie Spider-Man Homecoming.