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The First Academy Award Ceremony

The First Academy Award Ceremony

Entertainment
Motion pictures – tainted by scandals, demands for censorship, union unrest, and in the midst of a transition to “talkies” – faced a turning point in 1927. It was during that year that producer Louis B. Mayer, director Fred Niblo, and actor Conrad Nagel suggested that an organization be formed to oversee the film industry. Responding to their idea, a group of thirty-two industry elites, including Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd, Jack L. Warner, Beth Meredyth, and Cecil B. DeMille, met and formed The International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (International soon being dropped from the title). Academy Award and Oscar History Begins As part of their mission, the newly formed Academy, with Fairbanks as its head, sought to publicize and reward the mo...
5 Unique Protests Seen Following Trump’s Travel Ban Order From Muslim Countries

5 Unique Protests Seen Following Trump’s Travel Ban Order From Muslim Countries

Travel
Starbucks Starbucks has lately, following the recent executive order of United States President Donald Trump to bar entry of refugees and immigrants from seven major Muslim countries for 90 days, reassured to be hiring 10,000 refugees in its coffee stores across the world. CEO Howard Schultz said some of the refugees who have helped the United States army too will be hired in his coffee chain. The affected countries due to Trump's executive order on Friday are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya. Trump's Disapproval Ratings Four days have been passed since the order was issued and by now the disapproval rating of Trump has increased 6 points from 45 percent to 51 percent between January 22 and January 28. Gallup conducted a telephonic survey to about 1,...