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HELIXCharacter DescriptionsDR. ALAN FARRAGUT (Billy Campbell)As a top pathologist at the CDC, he is first and foremost a man of science, having dedicated his life to understanding, controlling and containing viruses and infectious diseas...
HELIXCharacter DescriptionsDR. ALAN FARRAGUT (Billy Campbell)As a top pathologist at the CDC, he is first and foremost a man of science, having dedicated his life to understanding, controlling and containing viruses and infectious diseases. An affair between his wife, Julia Walker, and his brother, Peter Farragut, has left Alan closed off emotionally. Now, he finds himself forced to deal with emotions old and new when tasked to save his estranged brother Peter who has become infected with a deadly virus.DR. HIROSHI HATAKE (Hiroyuki Sanada) Brimming with confidence, menace, hypnotic charm and brilliance, he is the true mastermind behind Arctic Biosystems. As our team arrives at the base, Hatake’s charm will give way to his mysterious and sometimes ominous presence.DR. JULIA WALKER (Kyra Zagorsky)Cellular Biologist. Strong, independent, and smart – a nononsense kind of woman. Walker was doing ground-breaking research with virus vectors at the CDC when her affair with Peter, a momentary lapse in judgment, imploded her entire world. She isolated herself in fieldwork only to be brought back into the fold when she’s notified of Peter’s illness.DR. SARAH JORDAN (Jordan Hayes) Virologist. Whip smart, ambitious, and calculated, yet incredibly naïve. A control freak at heart, Jordan excels at being able to construct highly controlled experiments and is quickly becoming one of the greatest viral pathologist of her time, but, for Jordan, her rise to notoriety isn’t happening fast enough.MAJOR SERGIO BALLESEROS (Mark Ghanimé)A military engineer with a dark secret. A childhood surrounded by death while growing up in the favelas of Brazil led to an adulthood mired in black ops and clandestine missions.DANIEL AEROV (Meegwun Fairbrother)Hatake’s right-hand man and adopted son. Taciturn, guarded. He’s the very definition of a follower. Daniel is Hatake’s loyal retainer. This base and Hatake are all he’s ever known of the outside world or of family.Dr. DOREEN BOYLE (Catherine Lemieux)An accomplished veterinary pathologist, she has seen and heard just about everything. Some may think she’s a little rough around the edges but for Doreen, she sees it as well-voiced pragmatisms.DR. PETER FARRAGUT (Neil Napier)Alan’s brother. Charming and charismatic but flawed. Jealousy has been his ultimate downfall, particularly of his brother’s success. Then came Walker. We first meet Peter after he’s been infected by a deadly and mysterious virus.
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Everton defender could oust injured incumbent Ashley Cole if he excels in World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and PolandLeighton Baines slipped into customary cliche, describing the qualifiers ahead as "massive" with the caveat that ...
Everton defender could oust injured incumbent Ashley Cole if he excels in World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and PolandLeighton Baines slipped into customary cliche, describing the qualifiers ahead as "massive" with the caveat that England's future involvement at the World Cup finals is very much "in our hands". Progress is a collective target, a squad united as one and intent on securing belated first group wins over Montenegro and Poland, fellow aspirants to reach Brazil. And yet, for the new first-choice left-back against Montenegro, there is also a personal opportunity to seize.The perennial understudy can finally emerge from the shadows. Ashley Cole is absent, the player capped 105 times was back at Cobham undergoing treatment on a rib injury, with the onus on Baines to prove his credentials with the national team when the pressure is on. The 28-year-old's pedigree is long established at Premier League level, his excellence consistent at both ends of the pitch. The clamour for his selection ahead of Cole has been long-standing, regardless that the older man's powers are hardly diminished.With England, though, Baines' appearances have been limited in the more critical ties. Only six of his 19 caps have been in competitive fixtures in an international career that started in February 2010, the majority in anticipated turkey shoots and his most demanding coming in the draw with Ukraine at Wembley 13 months ago when the hosts, as a whole, underwhelmed. When England expect to be tested down their left, Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson have preferred the reassurance of Cole's weighty experience. A player used to featuring in the Champions League has been picked whenever available. Now, though, Hodgson has been denied his steadying influence as the qualifying campaign reaches its climax. These are "massive" occasions for the man who steps into the breach, too.There was always an argument that Baines, armed with arguably the best set-piece delivery since David Beckham and brimming with busy, attacking intent, should have been selected regardless of Cole's availability for fixtures England simply have to win to guarantee automatic qualification from Group H. England can expect to hog possession on Friday, and Baines should provide an outlet wide and a thrust down the flank. Glance at the figures for last season and the case for his inclusion is persuasive. His defensive numbers were hardly shabby, with 92 tackles and a 79.3% success rate, the latter impressive given Everton's defence might expect to be marginally busier than Chelsea's in most of the Premier League games they play.But those which truly caught the eye were in offensive areas: 116 chances created for Everton team-mates, 241 crosses fizzed into the penalty area, and five goals en route. The two free-kicks from which he scored last month at West Ham were a reminder of the bite and accuracy on which England may yet come to depend against stubborn opponents in the week ahead. The hope is that the self-confidence, which has swelled at club level as a linchpin of an impressive side, is as evident with the national team, and that Hodgson actively encourages the full-back to maraud forward in conjunction with a left-sided attacker, presumably Danny Welbeck, to stretch a Montenegro intent on frustrating.Perhaps the timing of the elevation might have been better. Baines, like Everton, has flourished in flashes this season though there are extenuating circumstances for bouts of inconsistency. He has missed the injured Steven Pienaar, with whom he had struck up such a productive partnership hugging the flank, that instinctive understanding with the South African having been so key to the team's approach. Pienaar has not featured since the end of August, but the team are still adjusting to life under Roberto Martínez. Where once Everton were so direct, ripping forward at pace on the counterattack against retreating or disorganised rearguards, now they take time to construct thei
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Diego Costa to Represent Spain, Not Brazil
Diego Costa to Represent Spain, Not Brazil
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Brazil hasn’t been an easy market for Netflix, but the company is now taking some first steps towards the production of original content in the country. Netflix has commissioned a three-part mini series called A Toca, which stars l...
Brazil hasn’t been an easy market for Netflix, but the company is now taking some first steps towards the production of original content in the country. Netflix has commissioned a three-part mini series called A Toca, which stars local web video stars and will only be distributed to Brazilian subscribers, according to a Variety report. The company’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Variety that Netflix will produce more original fare in Brazil as soon as it has a big enough local subscriber base. Netflix also announced that it will make the Brazilian movie Apenas o Fim available to its subscribers worldwide. Story posted at: variety.com To leave a comment or share, visit: Netflix takes first steps towards original content in Brazil Related research and analysis from GigaOM Pro:Subscriber content. Sign up for a free trial.How consumer media will change in 2013OTT technologies and strategies for broadcastersWhat the shift to the cloud means for the future EPG
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Fusion is giving millennials its own daily morning program. The new youth-skewing, English-language network geared toward Latino audiences will launch “The Morning Show” on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. ET. The two-hour show wi...
Fusion is giving millennials its own daily morning program. The new youth-skewing, English-language network geared toward Latino audiences will launch “The Morning Show” on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. ET. The two-hour show will be hosted by Globo journalist Pedro Andrade, Univision reporter Mariana Atencio and comedian Yannis Pappas. “With a diverse set of hosts and a bold, irreverent voice unique to Fusion, we’ll create a new, entertaining and engaging morning routine for our audience,” Fusion’s CEO, Isaac Lee in a statement. Also read: Fusion Names Univision’s Isaac Lee as CEO “Our viewers sleep with their smart phones by their side because they never want to miss a beat. ‘The Morning Show’ will feed that appetite on-air and online by sparking lively conversations around the latest trending topics and delivering compelling stories infused with humor.” Fusion tapped Javier Guzman to produce “The Morning Show.” Previously, he was a producer at NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” Prior to that, he worked for the daily, national morning show “The Takeaway.” He has produced coverage of events ranging from presidential elections and the war in Iraq to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Fusion launches on Monday, Oct. 28 with its digital platform launching a week earlier on Oct. 21. The news, lifestyle and pop culture network’s programming will consist of original reporting and “satire programming.” Also read: Cesar Conde Named NBCU EVP, Resigning as President of Univision Networks Read “The Morning Show” team’s bios below: Gio Alma Pedro Andrade (@pedroandradetv) is a Brazilian journalist originally from Rio de Janeiro. He currently anchors one of the most popular shows in Brazil, “Manhattan Connection,” which reaches nearly 8.5 million viewers weekly. He will continue to contribute to that program from Miami. Prior to that he spent five years guiding viewers through the newest and most exclusive destinations in food, nightlife, art, shopping, fashion, and wellness as anchor of Brazil’s Emmy-award winning lifestyle program “LX.TV 1st Look.” Pedro was chosen by NY Press as the “Best Up and Coming TV Host” in 2010, and he is listed on VH1’s “Guide to the Hottest Men in Manhattan.” Later this year, Pedro will be publishing a guide to New York through ROCCO, one of the biggest publishing companies in Latin America. Mariana Atencio (@marianaatencio) joins Fusion from Univision News, where she was the youngest correspondent for “Noticiero Univision.” As a reporter for Univision’s Investigative and Documentary Units, Mariana received both a Peabody Award and an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award for her work on the one-hour documentary “Fast and Furious: Arming the Enemy.” She has covered major domestic and international stories including the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in 2013 and the 2012 U.S. presidential election — where she reported from both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. She also co-anchored election analysis for “Despierta América,” Univision’s highly rated morning show. Prior to joining Univision, Mariana worked as a news anchor for Vme-TV, a Spanish broadcast public television station for the U.S. Hispanic market. She has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where she received a full-merit scholarship. Yannis Pappas (@yannispappas), a Greek-American born and raised in Brooklyn, is one of the most exciting comedians working today. In 2010, Yannis was selected as a “New Face” for the prestigious stand-up showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and appeared in two Just For Laughs TV specials. He has performed one man shows at the New York Comedy Festival and The Fringe in Scotland. He has taken his standup act across the globe from New York a
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It is no secret that Vevo has been working quite hard to transition from web browsers and mobile apps to other mediums. The go-to music destination for millions of people around the world seeks to expand its reach beyond these two medium...
It is no secret that Vevo has been working quite hard to transition from web browsers and mobile apps to other mediums. The go-to music destination for millions of people around the world seeks to expand its reach beyond these two mediums and it has found the answer in internet connected TVs. Only recently the Vevo app for Apple TV was launched, which puts the music service on millions of TVs around the world. It has now launched the official app for Samsung smart TVs and blu-ray players, to further bolster its entry into living rooms. The Vevo app for Samsung smart TVs and blu-ray players is available from today. It will give users access to Vevo’s massive library of music videos from more than 25,000 global artists. Users will also have access to concerts and original shows. Vevo says that the experience has been tailored for Samsung’s devices and easy viewing. It is only compatible with those TVs or blu-ray players that were either released this year or last year. There will be no need to sign up for a Vevo account in order to use the app. Users are allowed to create playlists of up to seven music videos without needing an account. At this point in time, the app is available in select markets, including the U.S., UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and more. Follow: Gadgets, Samsung, Vevo, Official Vevo App For Samsung Smart TVs And Blu-ray Players Launched original content from Ubergizmo.
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VEVO announced that it is launching on yet another connected TV platform today, making its music videos now available on the latest Samsung Smart TV products. The launch will grow the number of viewers who will have access to the company...
VEVO announced that it is launching on yet another connected TV platform today, making its music videos now available on the latest Samsung Smart TV products. The launch will grow the number of viewers who will have access to the company’s streaming service, while also improving monetization of its content. Over the past several years, VEVO has moved to make its music video apps ubiquitous across all screens and all connected devices. It started out on mobile devices and tablets but has been gradually expanded to Roku, Apple TV, and the Xbox. As a result, VEVO’s app becoming available on Samsung Smart TVs isn’t that big of a surprise. The app will be made available on Samsung Smart TV products — both actual HDTVs and Blu-Ray players — from 2012 and 2013, and will work in a number of different geographies, including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, and the U.K. According to the company’s blog post, the Samsung app is built for TV viewers. When launched, it will go directly to the company’s recently launched live VEVO TV interface. VEVO TV is kind of like the next generation of MTV, built for the streaming video set — it’s a human-programmed group of music videos that run in a linear feed. From the Samsung TV app, viewers will also be able to browse different genres of music videos, to get a continuous feed of certain types of music. They’ll also be able to view playlists that they’ve put together once they’ve connected the app to their own individual accounts. For VEVO, the goal is not just to get its 75,000 music videos in all the different places where viewers might see them, but to better monetize those videos on new platforms. Since the company controls all the ad sales and placement on new connected TV platforms, it gets more money than for videos that appear on, say, YouTube. While YouTube is still the biggest single distribution platform for VEVO, more of its revenue is coming from new platforms and from original content. Expect VEVO to try to take advantage of this as it expands to even more online and connected devices as time goes on.
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It was very strange to me that Randy Wittman brought Nene back into the game in the fourth quarter of yesterday's preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets. I know Wittman said there would be no minutes restrictions for him, but what was...
It was very strange to me that Randy Wittman brought Nene back into the game in the fourth quarter of yesterday's preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets. I know Wittman said there would be no minutes restrictions for him, but what was the point of stretching him in a meaningless situation? Now, I'm even more puzzled. In an interview with CSN Washington, Nene said he still feels sore and would like to play fewer minutes in Brazil and going forward. (Emphasis mine) "No, no no no," Nene said quickly to CSN Washington, though with a smile, about playing more Saturday when the Wizards face the Chicago Bulls in Rio de Janeiro. "I don't worry about minutes even in Brazil because I'm a pro. I don't want to get sore, get hurt. I still have a couple of issues. Just because I feel better, they think I feel great but they're wrong. We need to reduce (it) a couple minutes. "My knee is still sore. My foot still hurts a little bit. Just trying to push (through)," said Nene, who didn't play basketball during the off-season and opted for rehabilitation. "The therapy is making me feel better." This is a problem. There's clearly some sort of communication breakdown here if Wittman is saying Nene is ready for no minutes restrictions and Nene himself is saying that he still doesn't feel great. First and foremost, Wittman and Nene need to get on the same page and craft a plan that makes sense for both parties. After that ... well, it's clear Nene's injury issues aren't going away yet. Honestly, it's naive for anyone to suggest that a player's pain would magically be solved with no hitches just with offseason rest. There always needs to be a gradual build-up. I know the Wizards are shorthanded with other injuries, but Nene still needs to be brought on slowly so problems like these don't result. If I had to choose sides between player and coach, I side with Nene. Now is not the time for Nene to push through too much pain. It's the preseason. The games don't count. We're just getting started. Those minutes need to be carefully managed now so they don't need to be carefully managed later. More from Bullets Forever: Magical Pixels, Wizards vs. Nets: D.C. not allowed to watch D.C. basketball team Glen Rice Jr's amazing putback, buzzer-beating slam Preseason loss to Brooklyn Nets offers few frontcourt answers for Washington Wizards Nets vs. Wizards final score: Washington drops preseason opener in OT, 111-106 Wizards vs. Nets preview: (Preseason) basketball is back!
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AT&T (T) has struggled to grow in the U.S. over the past few years amid competition from Verizon, Sprint (S) or T-Mobile (TMUS). In 2012, its revenues amounted to $126 billion, an increase of only 2.4% from the previous year. During the ...
AT&T (T) has struggled to grow in the U.S. over the past few years amid competition from Verizon, Sprint (S) or T-Mobile (TMUS). In 2012, its revenues amounted to $126 billion, an increase of only 2.4% from the previous year. During the first six months of 2013, AT&T's operating revenues were $63.4 billion, up by only 0.1% compared to the same period in 2012. Given AT&T's huge size and the high mobile penetration rate in the U.S., AT&T should continue to post relatively small growth over the next few years. The company has initiated a $14 billion investment program from 2013 to 2015 to upgrade its networks, which should help to gain market share from its competitors but most likely will only give a temporary boost to AT&T's top-line growth.AT&T has made public over the last few months its intentions to grow abroad, mainly through
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Derrick Rose threw a costume party for his son, PJ, and his get-up of choice: Willie Robertson from A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty. PJ’s birthday is October 9th, but Rose and the Bulls left for Brazil on Tuesday, so clearly this...
Derrick Rose threw a costume party for his son, PJ, and his get-up of choice: Willie Robertson from A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty. PJ’s birthday is October 9th, but Rose and the Bulls left for Brazil on Tuesday, so clearly this was an early celebration. [BeyondTheBuzzer] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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