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Jurassic Quest × LA via 360 MAGAZINE.

Jurassic Quest × LA

JURASSIC QUEST, NATION’S BIGGEST DINOSAUR EXPERIENCE, MIRGRATES TO DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Close out the year walking among the dinosaurs as North America’s most popular, can’t-miss  dinosaur adventure stomps into the Los Angeles Convention Center Dec. 28-31

The largest and most realistic dinosaur event in North America is BACK, BIGGER and BETTER than EVER! SoCal families can walk among the nation’s biggest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest® returns indoors in Los Angeles for the first time since 2019. Dinosaur fans of all ages can ring in the New Year downtown with the dinos at the LA Convention Center Dec. 28-31.

New for 2022! Jurassic Quest is bringing more hands-on activities, education and fun. This evolution, Jurassic Quest includes an expanded Excavation Station and more Jurassic-themed rides and inflatables. Even our animatronic herd has expanded to include more fan favorites and “The Quest,” a self-guided scavenger hunt style activity where budding paleontologists can become Jr. Dino Trainers, in addition to the most beloved and unique experiences for the whole family: life-like dinosaurs, some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils like T-Rex teeth, a triceratops horn and life-size dino skull, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more. 

Loved by millions, only Jurassic Quest can bring families memories this BIG! Walk through 165 million years of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to learn about the creatures that ruled on land, and “deep dive” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that ever existed – a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon! Meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops – and, you may even catch one of our star dino trainers: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Prehistoric Nick or Park Ranger Marty

The Jurassic Quest herd of animatronic dinos – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes with some that move and roar, allowing guests to experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. Jurassic Quest works in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur is painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size, to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved. 

Get Ready for Your Dino Visit with NEW Online Content for At-Home Dino Fun!

The dino trainers recently celebrated International Dinosaur Day with online family fun virtual sessions. If you didn’t join, you can now experience Dino Storytime, Show & Tell and Dino Facts and Faves sessions anytime HERE. Families also can create their own dinosaur fun at home including craft activities, word searches, coloring pages and more provided for free HERE. And, the Jurassic Quest theme song HERE is newly remastered with captions so families can sing along!

TICKETS & LOGISTICS 

Tickets are timed entry and start at $19 — reserve online to ensure desired date and time at www.jurassicquest.com — or are available on-site, and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. Tickets are for a timed arrival window, and advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Guests can walk through the dinosaur experience at their own pace, and strollers are permitted. Some venues may have wheelchairs for use, but please contact the venue in advance to make arrangements.

General admission tickets include access to the dinosaur and marine exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and dinosaur shows. There are rides and activities that require activity tickets available on site, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Rides ticket (the best value for children ages 2-12). Entry is free for children under age 2. Socks required for inflatable attractions.

Event: Jurassic Quest 

Admission:  Tickets available online

Cost for entry:

KIDS & ADULTS: $22

SENIORS: $19

KIDS UNLIMITED RIDES (INCLUDES ENTRY): $36 for all-you-can-ride access to dinosaur rides, inflatables, fossil dig 

General admission includes live shows, arts and crafts activities, dinosaur and marine exhibits. Tickets for individual activities available on-site (from $6). Free entry for children under 2. *prices subject to change

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015)

South Hall K / Park in South Hall Garage

When (Public Hours):  

Wednesday, Dec. 28: 1-8pm

Thursday, Dec. 29: 9am-8pm

Friday, Dec. 30: 9am-8pm 

Saturday, Dec. 31: 9am-5pm 

ABOUT JURASSIC QUEST                                              

Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibition in North America. Since 2013, Jurassic Quest has been touring epic dinosaur experiences treating millions of people across North America to an as-close-as-you-can-get look at the giants that ruled the Earth and sea millions of years ago. Developed with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur has been painstakingly replicated in every detail including the most realistic likenesses, movement and sound. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing the dinosaurs to life. Jurassic Quest sold more than one million tickets in 2019, and hosted more than 2.5 million fans at its Jurassic Quest Drive Thru beginning in 2020. Jurassic Quest now operates three touring versions of its classic indoor event, welcoming fans in 41 states and four provinces in the U.S. and Canada over the past year. For more information and tickets visit www.jurassicquest.com

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic via 360 MAGAZINE

Sesame Street Live!

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

is Coming to Your 

Neighborhood – And It’s Magical

Terrace Theater January 13 – 15, 2023

Tickets On Sale Now!

Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic. In partnership with the non-profit educational organization Sesame Workshop, this production features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a magical adventure live on stage. Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic visits Long Beach, January 13 – 15, 2023 at Terrace Theater.

Elmo is inspired to learn a magic trick when he meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has come to Sesame Street to perform a magic show. But there’s one problem – Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic! Through Justin’s encouragement to practice, work hard and never give up, Elmo embarks on an extraordinary journey. He learns that it’s okay to make mistakes and that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself and the power of what’s yet to be. Cookie Monster and Gonger uncover the science and fun of baking while Abby Cadabby experiences the transformative abilities of caterpillars. Big Bird learns about the magnifying magic of shadow puppetry while Rosita orchestrates a rhythmic beat using everyday objects around her. And artist Grover mixes up the pigment power of the three primary colors. With high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy.

WHERE    

Terrace Theater 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802

WHEN       

Friday, January 13, 2023           5:00pm

Saturday, January 14, 2023       10:30am          2:00pm             

Sunday, January 15, 2023          10:30am

TICKETS         

Tickets can be purchase online at SesameStreetLive.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 

For more info about Sesame Street Live!, follow Sesame Street Live!

Social media channels: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Subscribe to the Sesame Street Live! YouTube Channel at YouTube.

About Feld Entertainment 

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, and Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.

Garett Bolles × Juvenile Anti-Recidivism via 360 MAGAZINE

Garett Bolles × Juvenile Anti-Recidivism

Broncos’ Garett Bolles Talks Juvenile Anti-Recidivism in New NFL Inspire Change content feature series

Today, the NFL premiered the October installment of its Inspire Change content feature series. The piece spotlights Denver Broncos veteran offensive tackle Garett Bolles work with the Juvenile Probation Court Mentorship Program in Arapahoe County, Colo., which he founded and participates in monthly. Garett speaks on his family history with abuse, drugs and alcohol noting he had to “grow up fast” and find ways to better himself. His hope is to be a mentor and positive role model for local youth in the probation court system, often finding ways to connect with them directly and show his support. The 2017 1st round NFL Draft selection and All-Pro, who has spent his entire career in Denver, has worked with the mentorship program for over two years.

Inspire Change showcases how NFL players, clubs and the league are joining together to ensure that access to opportunity is a reality for all and to create progress in social justice across four key pillars: education, economic advancement, police-community relations and criminal justice reform. As part of this effort, the league regularly produces content to showcase the impact and progress being made across the NFL family and its partners

Garett Bolles Quotes

  • “Just because you make a bad decision, or a bad choice doesn’t mean that you’re a bad kid. It just means you need help.”
  • “I always tell these kids before the end of the message that, ‘I love you,’ because you never know when the last time that they felt love.” 
  • “If I can change one kid a day or one kid a month, I feel like I’m doing my purpose. I want them to know, I love them and care for them and support them; and this program that I’m doing um with the Arapahoe County has been a huge blessing to me and my family. Hopefully I can continue to do this for a very long time.”

VIDEO of Inspire Change Garett Bolles x Juvenile Anti-Recidivism Spot

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=837957247349632

Downloadable Link: https://f.io/Vu3BYcZQ

NFL.com Link: https://www.nfl.com/videos/garett-bolles-mentors-kids-in-colorado-inspire-change

ABC Thankful Me via 360 MAGAZINE

POW! – ABC Thankful Me

POW! Kids Books is proud to present the Fall 2022 release of ABC Thankful Me

Written by Kyaw Lin /  Illustrated by Yuliya Pieletskaya

Children learn the alphabet and practice gratitude with this dazzling ABC book of everyday wonders.

There are endless things to be thankful for, but let’s start with 26. 
This delightfully illustrated picture book takes young readers (and adults) on an alphabetical adventure that is sure to leave them feeling abundant, positive, and joyful.

D is for dancing. 
Thank you, dancing. 

I shake my hips and swing them side to side. 
Life is a dance, so dance and feel alive. 
 
`
E is for evening. 
Thank you, evening. 

A gorgeous sunset floods the golden sky.
I lie on sunlit grass till stars come by.    

ABC Thankful Me, written in gentle, rhythmic rhyme, is an ideal read-aloud book and a perfect bedtime meditation on life’s many blessings.

Kyaw (Cho) Lin immigrated to the United States from Myanmar at the age of seven, barely speaking a word of English. Determined to learn the new language, he spent most of his childhood visiting public libraries in Queens, New York. After stumbling upon numerous romantic novels and human anatomy books, he would later come home with various uncomfortable questions for his parents. These days, he continues to visit local libraries. However, his wife and two know-it-all sons now accompany him.

Yuliya Pieletskaya is a children’s book illustrator and 3D environmental artist. Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, she immigrated to upstate New York at the age of 9. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and two bunnies. In her spare time, she wanders the prairies of Illinois, looking for birds, flowers, and bunnies to admire from afar. She is passionate about protecting all of America’s public lands and wildlife, as well as environmental justice. This is her second published book.

A partial preview is available here: ABC Thankful Me

Alphabet / Thanksgiving / Values & Virtues
Hardcover, 28 pages, 7 x 8 inches
ISBN: 978-1-57687-999-3, $16.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: ABC Thankful Me written by Kyaw Lin and illustrated by Yuliya Pieletskaya, published by POW! Kids Books

ABC Thankful Me is available for pre-order now through our website and book retailers

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October Top Stories

2022 has proven to be nothing short of a significant and eventful year. Overcoming the summer months, 360 reviews, and highlights the main news of the month of October. Below are the top news stories for the beginning of the autumn month!

Putin has again threatened a third world war if Ukraine joins NATO

Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Alexander Venediktov, has announced that Ukraine’s admission to NATO could lead to a third world war. “Kyiv is well aware that such a step would mean a guaranteed escalation into a third world war,” Venediktov said, according to TASS.

Ukrainian President Zelensky declared an offer for fast-track entry into the NATO military alliance in late September after Putin held a ceremony in Moscow to proclaim the four illegally annexed regions.

Five killed in shooting in North Carolina

Five people have died in a shooting in Raleigh, a residential area of North Carolina, in the United States. Two others have been injured. The author of the shots, a young man dressed in camouflage who was carrying a rifle, has been arrested. The suspect hid in a house but has finally been arrested. Witnesses portray the shooter as a teenager dressed in camouflage clothing. At the moment the cause for which he fired is unknown.

Chaos in France due to lack of fuel

The shortage of gasoline at service stations is causing numerous problems in France. The workers of the French refineries remain firm and warn that they will continue with the strike despite the fact that the Government has activated this Wednesday, October 12, the intervention of some plants so that they supply fuel to the gas stations. France’s objective is to alleviate the shortage of gasoline at service stations, something that is causing several problems.

The main suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, accused of several sexual crimes

Christian Brückner, 45, the main suspect in Madeleine McCann‘s disappearance, has been charged by German prosecutors with numerous sexual offenses he allegedly committed in Portugal between December 28, 2000, and June 11, 2017. Two years ago, the German police already announced that they were investigating Brückner in connection with the disappearance of the British minor in her vacation apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007.

The Braunschweig prosecutors have issued a statement this Tuesday, October 11: “The accused (of various sexual crimes) is the same person against whom charges were brought in connection with the disappearance of the British girl, then three years old, Madeleine Beth McCann Specifically, he is charged with three crimes of aggravated rape and two crimes of child sexual abuse.”

The ‘killer nurse’ killed babies by injecting them with insulin

Lucy Letby, 32, better known as the ‘killer nurse’, is on trial for the murders of seven babies and the attempted murder of ten more babies. The nurse worked at the hospital in Chester (England) where a significant number of deaths of healthy newborns was experienced, something that raised suspicion among those responsible for the hospital. Investigators found out that she injected newborns with insulin. At this time, the ‘angel of death’ tearfully guarantees not to have touched a syringe.

Lizzo responds to Kanye West’s fatphobic comments during his concert in Toronto

Lizzo has been the latest focus of Kanye West‘s criticism. The American rapper, who has been involved in various controversies for several weeks, took advantage of his interview with Tucker Carlson to talk about his brand of sneakers and express his opinion about Lizzo’s body.

The artist is recognized for her great lunch for the inclusion and acceptance of the diversity of bodies, she has not remained silent and has wanted to defend against fatphobia. You can see Lizzo’s response to Kayne West HERE.

Selena Gomez announces a new song with the premiere of her documentary ‘My Mind and Me’

On the occasion of Mental Health Day (October 10), Selena shared the official trailer for this very special film. In it, we see the images that introduce us to the vital episodes that this documentary will investigate: her childhood, her illness, and her musical career, among others.

The single can be heard in the official trailer that the singer has shared HERE. The documentary My Mind & Me premieres on November 4 on AppleTV+.

Russia launches an air strike against Kyiv in response to the “attack” on the Kerch bridge

Several explosions have shaken the morning of October 10 in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, as confirmed by the authorities. It is the first air attack in Kyiv in two months and a significant number of victims is expected.

Similarly, Ukraine has denounced a new bombing of Zaporizhia, where there is at least one death in residential buildings. These attacks are Russian President Putin‘s response to the attack on the Kerch Bridge, one of the main connecting routes between Russia and Crimea.

UPDATE

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asks the population of Kyiv not to leave the bunkers and resist. Zelensky on Telegram: “The anti-aircraft alarm does not stop throughout Ukraine. There are missile strikes. Unfortunately, there are deaths and injuries. I ask you: do not leave the shelters.”
  • Putin’s revenge for the explosion in Crimea: the moment they bomb a bridge in Kyiv. Putin consummated his revenge in the last few hours after the explosion of the Crimean bridge. Russian forces have launched a barrage of missiles on eleven cities, including Lviv, Zaporizhia, and Nicolaiev.

The author of the massacre in the kindergarten in Thailand, a former police officer, kills his family and commits suicide

Panya Khamrap, the former Thai police officer who has killed more than 30 people, including children, in his son’s nursery, has committed suicide after murdering his family. The former police officer was fired by the Thai government after being involved in a drug case. Panya Khamrap broke into his son’s nursery in Thailand early in the morning armed with bladed weapons and pistols and killed at least 35 people, 22 of them children and an eight-month pregnant woman.

New South Wales is flooded by heavy torrential rains

Torrential rains have inflicted heavy flooding in New South Wales, Australia. The Australian authorities continue with their message of prudence and caution to the citizenry as a result of the serious flooding that the storm has caused in the previous days. The Australian emergency services have had to respond to nearly 350 warnings and incidents, with a total of 21 rescues of isolated people in areas flooded by water.

Actor Chris Fountain suffers a stroke

Former English Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has revealed he was left “talking like a little boy” after suffering a mini-stroke. After waking up in his house and talking ‘like a baby’. The actor spent five days in a London hospital. “I woke up one morning and knew something was wrong,” the actor confesses. “My mom called me and I couldn’t get my words out,” he explains. Chris now has to see a speech therapist to retrain his brain.

Supermodel Carmen Dell’Orefice’s posing causes a sensation

At 91 years old, Carmen Dell’Orefice is a clear example that age is just a number. The New York supermodel has worked on a photo shoot for New You magazine in which she has decided to pose topless. Carmen Dell’Orefice is shown lying on a bed wearing flesh-colored underwear and covering her chest with a wide white bedspread.

Police use Alexa device to solve the murder of two scientists

Camila Behrensen, 24, and Pablo Guzman, 25, were found dead in their apartment. The two were shot and their house burned down, near the biomedical research center where they worked. The Kansas City (Missouri) police have used the Amazon Alexa device in search of clues that will lead them to determine the murder of the two young people.

Investigations have found that they were killed with a firearm and later burned. The detectives in charge of the case believe that the Alexa device could have captured the audio prior to the time of the crime, something that would make it easier to find the murderer of the scientists. In order to study the device located in the apartment, they needed a special permit that would allow them to reproduce the recordings.

Another girl dies detained in Iran after protesting the death of Mahsa Amini

The daughter of a former Iranian president was arrested for “provoking and inciting rioters” during demonstrations over the death of Mahsa Amini. The immense violence with which the protests in Iran are being contained leaves us with another victim.

They have killed again a 17-year-old girl, who went on stage to criticize the death of Mahsa Amini. Ten days later, the police authorities handed over her body to her parents. They also denounce that her body was stolen by those same authorities shortly before celebrating her funeral.

UPDATE

  • Nika Shakarami, a 17-year-old girl killed in Iran: they stole her body and buried it secretly

Nika Shakarami was a 17-year-old minor who died in protests over what happened to Mahsa Amini in Iran and has become an icon of the feminist struggle. The young woman’s family denounces that the young woman’s body was stolen and buried elsewhere, which caused protests in Khorramabad.

South Korea and the US respond to Kim Jong-un by launching several missiles into the sea and one crashes into a military base

Fear of a great war is growing in the world. While the threats from Vladimir Putin and the Russian invasion of Ukraine continue to increase war tension on an international scale, also raising fears of an offensive with nuclear weapons, now it is North Korea that has sounded the alarm after launching a missile that flew over Japan. North Korea met with a response from the US and South Korea, which have also launched deterrent missiles in a drill. One of them has crashed in a South Korean base.

A 28-year-old man was convicted of raping and impregnating his 15-year-old sister in Yacuiba, Bolivia

The aggressor identified as Juan C.L.R has been sentenced for the crime of serious rape through a trial placed in the First Sentencing Court of Yacuiba (Bolivia) after he himself was accredited as guilty of raping and impregnating his 15-year-old sister. After determining the seriousness of the crime, the judges issued the maximum codeine (30 years) to the man.

Elon Musk sparks controversy with his proposal on how to end the war in Ukraine

Businessman and investor Elon Musk has sparked controversy with a proposal to end the war in Ukraine. In the tycoon’s peace proposal, Ukraine should cede Crimea (the European peninsula and territory between Russia and Ukraine) to the Russian country. Several European politicians, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, have responded to the owner of Tesla. Zelensky reacted to the Tesla CEO’s proposals by posting his own poll on Twitter in which he asks, “Which Elon Musk do you prefer? – The one who supports Ukraine – The one who supports Russia»

The dangerous arrest of a man accused of kidnapping in Florida: he used his son as a shield

Brandon Leohner (27) has been arrested for trying to kidnap his own son, just one year old, in Florida, United States. The body cameras of the local police show the danger that was experienced during the arrest: Brandon used the baby to protect himself.

The officers had to yell at him multiple times: “’Put the kid down, put the baby down,’ but Brandon Leohner continued to use his son as a human shield after forcing him out of his girlfriend’s house. One of the officers attacked him even though he was carrying the child. Finally, the young man is arrested and accused of kidnapping and using a minor as a shield in addition to resisting authority and reckless driving.

Youth gangs shake Madrid, Spain

Shots, machetes, and knives. Youth gangs have gone from controlling neighborhoods to getting fully involved in violent robberies, drug trafficking, prostitution, and credit card cloning. The first weekend of October, criminal groups were in the news with two young people killed in the south of Madrid. The members of these gangs, many of them imported from Latin America, sign up many minors who fall into this kind of family.

Revolt of prisoners in a prison in Ecuador ends with 15 dead, among them the well-known narco ‘El Patron’

Violence shakes the Latacunga prison in Ecuador. The revolt resulted in twenty wounded and 15 dead. It is the provisional balance of the confrontation between two rival bands. In the last two years, Ecuadorian prisons have become the main scene of these bloody clashes.

During the brawl between prisoners, some of them tried to escape from the prison. Once outside, they did not get very far and were arrested. Finally, the police managed to enter and take control. They pacified the war unleashed in the prison that also ended with the life of the main narco in Ecuador, Leandro Moreno, known as El Patron.

Panic in Japan: North Korea launches a ballistic missile and Japanese authorities ask their citizens to take refuge

The Japanese Ministry of Defense has warned that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile that would have fallen into the Pacific Ocean, flying over Japan, a fact that has not happened since 2017. The Japanese authorities have asked citizens to protect themselves and hide underground or, failing that, not leave their homes. North Korea maintains that it is a military test. It is the fifth such launch in the last ten days.

In search and capture Marina Ovsyannikova, the journalist who protested live against the Russian invasion

The Russian authorities have communicated a search and arrest warrant against the journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, based on the alleged violation of the Penal Code. In March she interrupted a live program to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine and was under house arrest for her stance against her in the Kremlin, the residence of the Moscow government.

Hurricane ‘Orlene’ approaches Mexico with a strong storm of rains, wind, and storm surges

Orlene strengthened to Category 4 the first weekend of October as it neared the west coast of Mexico, where it is about to make landfall with very high winds, torrential rains, and storm surges. The approach of the hurricane is causing torrential rains in the western regions of Nayarit and Jalisco, and intense not only on the western coast of Mexico but also in Colima and southern Sinaloa.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued alerts to protect the population in the tourist cities of San Blas and Mazatlan, where school classes and other activities have been suspended. It is expected that there will be gusts of air that reach 220 km/h.

A young Russian rapper commits suicide to avoid going to war

“I will not kill mine,” says Ivan Petunin. The story of the young Russian rapper shocked the entire country. The singer has decided to take his own life to avoid having to go to war. Ivan Petunin, 27, was recorded explaining the drastic decision he had made: “If you are watching this video, then I am no longer alive. I cannot take the sin of murder on my soul, I do not want to do it, I will not kill mine for any ideal”, he begins explaining.

“My final decision is exactly how I am going to die. I choose to stay forever in history, as someone who has not supported what is happening and make one last protest”, he points out. Finally, Ivan Petunin’s body was found dead near a building in Krasnodar, Russia.

Tragedy on a football field in Indonesia: 125 dead, including 17 children, due to riots

125 people have died on the Indonesian island of Java following riots at the Kanjuruhan stadium following a football match.
The security forces responded quickly with the use of tear gas that caused a huge human stampede in the stadium. At first, the figure increased to 174 deaths, but later 129 victims were found.

The chief inspector general of the East Java Police, Nico Afinta, has reported that the protests broke out after the defeat of Arema FC against their opponent. The fans of the losing team jumped onto the playing field with the purpose of complaining about the result.

Ukraine invasion: Would Vladimir Putin press the nuclear button?

Russian President Putin goes one step further in his defiance. The notices have jumped in NATO after the mobilization by Russia of the Belgorod submarine. It is believed that it is to test the Poseidon nuclear missile, one of the deadliest for humanity. Putin is increasingly cornered and the threat of nuclear attack is once again in the spotlight. Some allies of Vladimir Putin bet on the nuclear attack and put pressure on the Russian president in order to activate the nuclear button.

Lula da Silva wins the elections in Brazil although he will face Jair Bolsonaro in the second round

da Silva and Bolsonaro will face each other in a second round of the presidential elections, because neither candidate has exceeded 50 percent of the votes in this first round that took place this Sunday, September 2 in Brazil. With 97.07 percent of the votes counted, da Silva, leader of the Workers’ Party, has become the winner of the first round, obtaining 7.88 percent of the votes. Meanwhile, the current president and leader of the Liberal Party, Bolsonaro, has achieved 43.68 percent, according to data released by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. The official date to know the name of the new president of Brazil will be October 30.

Luisa Via Roma Partnerships With UNICEF via Ares Modena for use by 360 MAGAZINE

ARES × UNICEF × LUISA VIA ROMA

ARES MODENA AUCTIONS ONE-OFF S1 PROJECT SPYDER SUPERCAR IN AID OF UNICEF

  • ARES Modena’s one-off supercar, the S1 Project Spyder, has sold for €1.2 million at the “Luisa Via Roma for UNICEF” charity gala
  • Exclusive edition created especially for the event, with all proceeds donated to global humanitarian charity
  • Exclusive S1 model designed entirely by the Modena-based company, immediately recognizable by its profile characterized by the absence of a windshield and roof
  • ARES’s commitment to UNICEF continues, supporting humanitarian causes around the world

ARES Modena is pleased to announce the sale of an exclusive “one-off” model of the Supercar S1 Project Spyder at the”Luisa Via Roma for UNICEF” charity gala held on July 30, 2022 at La Certosa di San Giacomo in Capri, Italy. 

Taking centre stage at the auction organized in aid of global humanitarian charity, UNICEF, the one-off model created especially for the event by the Modenese atelier stunned guests who submitted bids to secure the supercar created by the ARES Centro Stile, as the brand continues to carve out an increasingly valuable position in the luxury coachbuilding market. 

Despite global challenges, UNICEF continues to fight every day for the rights of children around the world, providing them with safe shelter, food and protection from wars, natural disasters, and inequalities.  

A winning bid of €1.2 million – with all proceeds donated directly to UNICEF – secured the instantly recognisable S1 Project Spyder. Designedwithout a windscreen, the sinuous carbon fiber body takes on a unique and organic shape, flowing inside the passenger compartment dividing and enveloping the passengers. Handmade, customised and richly finished with the finest leathers, the interior of S1 Project Spyder reveals elegant and minimalistic lines, with maximum attention to detail. 

This unique model allows drivers and passengers to feel a driving experience without filters. In fact, two wind deflectors have been designed, elegantly emerging from the streamlined bodywork, the deflectors that redirect the air current over the passengers into the air intakes behind the headrests, creating a virtual canopy and a calm yet unfiltered driving experience. 

Commenting on the auction, ARES Modena CEO and co-founder Dany Bahar said: “We are incredibly pleased to once again give our support to such an important charity as UNICEF. I am delighted that the “one-off” model of our Supercar S1 Project Spyder has attracted such global attention, meaning we are able to now donate a significant amount of support to UNICEF and help them continue their invaluable work where it is needed most.”

Marlon Wayans Accepts His Daughter for Coming Out via Cision PRWeb for use by 360 MAGAZINE

MARLON WAYANS

Actor-Comedian, Marlon Wayans, shares the ultimate expression of love and voices support for his daughter’s “coming out” experience.

As Pride Month ends, members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community have been shining a light on the stories of hardship, acceptance, and advocacy which have shaped the community into what it is today. Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans weaved his experience into the tapestry of stories in an interview with Dr. James Flowers for the podcast series “Understanding the Human Condition.”

“Acceptance is the greatest love you can have,” Wayans declared. “Nobody should be closeted about their life. Everyone should be able to live their life to the fullest.”

When Dr. Flowers inquired about Wayans’ daughter’s “coming out” experience, Wayans revealed his family’s wide range of reactions. Wayans accepted her with open arms when his daughter came out to him. However, her confession was met with some ambivalence from non-immediate family members. In response to these hesitations, Wayans doubled down on the support for his child.

“It’s your life. As long as you’re smiling, as long as you’re happy, daddy loves you. Love is acceptance,” Wayans said in response to his daughter’s coming out.

Wayans is in full support of loving parenting styles that promote the well-being of children and LGBTQ+ youth to live their life as they wish.

Dr. Flowers applauds Wayans’ response to his daughter and provides some advice for parents struggling with acceptance.

“When your child comes out, it is crucial that you continue to support them. While you may have many questions, be sensible that coming out is very difficult and potentially stressful. There is nothing a parent can do to make their child gay or straight, but you can help them thrive and live their best life.”

Pit Women Against Men in Supreme Court via Thread MB for use by 360 MAGAZINE

PIT WOMEN VS. MEN

I recently answered a cry by numerous young women on Tiktok calling for abstention from sex with men until a reversal of the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Roe Vs. Wade cometh.  Here is my response

The logic behind pitting women against all men over this decision is both unintelligent and destructive.  The Supreme Court’s reversal doesn’t make men the bad guys so why are we punishing them?  Doing so won’t change that decision in the least. 

What it will do is create yet another tragic, unnecessary divide which will only make matters worse for the entire nation, including women.  In strong-arming the court and men, the only thing women will be demonstrating is that the court was correct in its decision because “children shouldn’t be deciding the fate of other children.”  

I’m truly sick and tired of how our society continues to lump all men together and cast them in an extremely poor light when it’s convenient to do so.  That is truly unfair, especially when today’s men had nothing to do with what yesterday’s men did, said, or how they conducted themselves.  The sins of the father shouldn’t be bleeding onto their sons as men have evolved in ways we should all be proud of.  But in that, women need to recognize this as opposed to overlooking it.  Because, frankly, if we don’t, we will eliminate all reason and commitment to further growth from them.  To that same point, the tangent so many women are on to change men into beings who they were never meant to be is wrong, egotistical, and a poor reflection on those women and, ultimately, the rest of us women, too.  I resent it.  

Neither gender has the right to define what the other gender “should be.”  The sliding scale of ‘masculinity to femininity’ shouldn’t be actively coerced but a reflection of personal choice.  And as advocates of “pro-choice,” you, above any other woman, should understand the importance of this.

Be angry if you so choose, but don’t be the justification for the decision you don’t agree with.  And stop imploding on men.  Because you are shooting yourself in the foot while making yourself look backward in the face of men moving forward. 

Lids Foundation × Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore joined elected officials and community leaders to break ground on the new Mace’s Lane Community Center. The state-of-art Center will be home to a one-of-a-kind, a generational project that is designed to honor the history of the African American educational experience in Cambridge, while inspiring the next generation.

The groundbreaking ceremony included guest speakers Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, LajanCephas, Acting Mayor, and Cambridge Commissioner, Pastor Keith Cornish, President, Mace’s Lane Community Center, Inc., Jeff Breslin, President, and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan. Baltimore, and Nik Tatum, Chair, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore Board of Directors.

“This new community center is just one of the many important redevelopment projects happening in Cambridge, and another way that we are honoring the commitment we made eight years ago when I was first running for governor,” said, Governor Hogan. “I said then that if I was elected, the war on rural Maryland would be over, and communities that had been ignored and neglected would no longer be forgotten. I meant what I said, our administration has consistently proven that over and over again, and we are doing that once again here in Cambridge.”

The new Center is designed to foster inclusive community participation and provide an environmentally safe and friendly facility for the arts, education, recreation, celebration, and locally based human services to increase opportunities for the personal and collective growth of the Dorchester County community.

The former Mace’s Lane High School building will be repurposed and redeveloped to serve as a 16,000 square foot community center. The facility will include multiple meeting rooms to facilitate training as well as organizational meetings, a full-size gymnasium which can also be used as an auditorium for larger events such as concerts and banquets, Incubator space for local community-based programs, and a museum depicting the history of Maces Lane High School and the education of the African American community during segregation and after integration.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore is proud to partner with the Cambridge community, the Mace’s Lane Community Center, Inc., and the many alumni that are helping to bring the vision for this state-of-the-art facility to life.  We stand ready to continue our support of the Cambridge community and look forward to expanding Boys & Girls Club programs in the renovated Mace’s Lance Community Center and Boys & Girls Club.” said Jeff Breslin, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. Guests received a commemorative hat, provided by LIDS. The LIDS Foundation is a supporter of the Mace’s Lane project.

Once known as Mace’s Lane High School during times of segregation, the facility was an all-African-American high school that opened in 1952, and continued to be a segregated high school until 1969. During that time, all African-American students that lived in Dorchester County, MD were required to attend this school, until the County was forced to integrate in 1969, this would later become a junior high school until 2004. Eventually, a new middle school was built from the ground up and since then, the original Mace’s Lane High School has been abandoned and empty.

“We are preserving our rich history, inspiring our community, and empowering our youth for success,” said Tyrus Farrow, Sr. Project Manager for Mace’s Lane.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Maryland

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maryland (BGCMD) is a relentless champion for youth across the entire state, doing whatever it takes to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full
potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Local Boys & Girls Clubs across Maryland play a critical role in meeting the needs of youth and families in their communities at more than sixty locations in thirteen counties, with plans to expand our footprint
to reach more than 45,000 youth in all 23 counties.

Consisting of nine independent organizations, BGCMD exists to unite and strengthen the efforts of individual Boys & Girls Clubs by enhancing our shared brand, facilitating collaboration, securing large-scale financial support, and identify ways to serve more young people in Maryland.

Learn more and get involved HERE

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMetro) ensure every child has access to a great future by providing caring mentors, a safe environment, high-quality programs, and unique experiences. BGC Metro’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. BGC Metro serves over 650 youth annually in nine Club locations including Baltimore City, Salisbury, Laurel, Pocomoke City, and Cambridge.

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Single Dad’s Survival Tips

Dads’ Resource Center helps single dads navigate Father’s Day

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are around 2 million single father’s in the country. Due to the way that the family court, county and social service systems operate fathers are often not allowed to spend as much time with their children as they would like following a separation or divorce. This includes Father’s Day.

“Father’s Day can be brutally painful for noncustodial fathers”, said Dads’ Resource Center Executive Director Jeffrey Steiner. “Many do not even get the opportunity to be with their children for Father’s Day. For those that do, it can be bittersweet as they are able to cherish some time with their sons and daughters, while also being reminded of all that they are missing out on and how unnecessary and hurtful the custody battle is to them and their children.”

It is not unusual for a noncustodial father to be unable to spend time with his children on Father’s Day. It can take a very long time to even have the opportunity to revise a standing custody order, and there can be provisions that counter act one another. An order that sets aside Father’s Day for the dad can be over ridden by a provision giving each parent a week of summer vacation if the mother schedules her vacation the week of Father’s Day. Courts are also reluctant to enforce violations of custody orders by mothers.

Some of the fathers who are involved with the Dads’ Resource Center were asked to provide tips for dealing with Father’s Day as noncustodial fathers struggling to be in the lives of their children. Here were some of their responses:

  • Make the most of the time you get. “Treat every day you are with your kids like it’s Father’s Day for you. For the kids make Father’s Day fun for them and it will be fun for you.
  • Be empathetic for your children. “Put yourself in your children’s position and try to be as understanding as possible. They are stuck in the middle and can’t show a lot of emotion. Don’t take offense if they don’t act happy because they are in survival mode.”
  • Make it about them. “I am happy in my house when they are happy. I just want to give them refuge from this storm. So, if they want to be on their phone talking with their friends, if they want to zone out and watch TV and that makes them happy, I am happy.”

For those fathers who are unable to spend Father’s Day with their children:

  • Don’t get stuck on what day it is. “You have to treat Father’s Day like any other day. Then create your own Father’s Day an evening during the week before or the weekend before or after.”
  • Be flexible and creative. “Stay connected in any way possible, even if it isn’t reciprocated.”
  • Open your heart to other children. “I try to find ways to hang out with other kids, like my nieces or nephews. Enjoying time with them makes me feel like a dad again.”

“Nothing is more devastating to a man than being denied access to his children and being completely powerless to do anything about it, “said Steiner. “But the children are the ones who suffer the most in these situations. They are unnecessarily denied the presence of their fathers and subjected to persistent tensions and uncertainty.”

Dads’ Resource Center was established by Dr. Joel N. Myers, a father of eight and the founder and CEO of AccuWeather. The mission is to help combat the issues associated with children growing up without their fathers in the home. At its heart, the center is a child advocacy organization that aims to ensure that each child has the appropriate involvement and contributions from both parents.

About Dads’ Resource Center

The Dads’ Resource Center is committed to providing education, resources, and advocacy for dads who are separated or divorced and are determined to uphold their sacred responsibility as fathers. The Dads’ Resource Center was founded by Dr. Joel N. Myers, the founder and CEO of AccuWeather. His own experience as a single father led him to start the group. To get more information, visit HERE.