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*The Iconic Canadian Ski and Snowboard Resort i*s Now Open For Winter* *
BANFF, Alberta, Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Banff Sunshine Village kicked off its 2018/19 Ski and Snowboard Season today, Friday November 9^th. To welcome the return of winter fun, eager skiers and snowboarders arrived in mass to make their first carve of the ski season.
Banff Sunshine, the premier ski and snowboard resort in the Canadian Rockies, opened four chairlifts, two magic carpets, and one gondola for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. The Banff bases resort opened with the most ski and snowboard terrain ready for guests to ski of any resort in North America.
Sunshine’s first chair of the 2018/19 Ski Season was greeted with a welcomed cheer form guests eagerly awaiting fresh turns in Canada’s Best Snow. Chairlifts now open at Banff Sunshine for guests to ski and ride are Wawa, Strawberry, Jackrabbit, and Wolverine. For guests new to snow sports, Sunshine’s ski and snowboard school is open, as is the resort's learning area.
For skiers and snowboarders eager to get their park flow back, the Banff resort has opened a 17 rail and box feature terrain park on Strawberry.
In honour of Banff Sunshine’s opening weekend, the resort is offering free skiing to all NATO military and veterans. Discounted lift ticket prices are in effect until more terrain opens up. At present, adult lift tickets are $79+ GST for a full day and $65+ GST for an afternoon ticket. Sunshine Super Card holders get an extra discount when visiting the resort early this season. For more information on pricing, visit skibanff.com.
“It’s a thrill to be open for winter! Guests today were delighted with our early season snow conditions,” says Kendra Scurfield, Brand and Communications Manager at Banff Sunshine. “In festive spirit, we rang in the opening day with fresh snow-fetti falling from the sky. A sure sign of much more powder to fall throughout the season.”
Also, now open at Banff Sunshine, is Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff’s only ski in, ski out hotel.
Banff Sunshine Village is now open daily for skiing and snowboarding from now, until May 20^th, 2019.
For more information, feel free to contact: Kendra Scurfield at firstname.lastname@example.org, 403-830-7946
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(Warning: This story contains spoilers for the first season of Amazon’s “Homecoming”)
Amazon’s adaption of Gimlet Media’s “Homecoming” podcast remains pretty faithful to its source material — until about halfway through. From there, it goes in a completely different direction, completely abandoning the second half of the podcast’s narrative.
“We wanted to intentionally sort of deviate from the podcast at that point,” Sam Esmail, who executive produced the series alongside the podcast’s creators Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz, and directed all 10 episodes, tells TheWrap.
“Homecoming” is based on Bloomberg and Horowitz’s two-season (12 episodes total) podcast for Gimlet Media, which centers on Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts), a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center — a facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life — and her work with one of those soldiers, Walter Cruz (Stephan James). Amazon picked up the show for two seasons, but whatever the second season looks like, it will be different from the podcast’s sophomore campaign.
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The “Mr. Robot” creator explains that, since Bloomberg and Horowitz were still working on the second season of their podcast while he was directing the Amazon version, they decided to come up with a completely different version of how the story ends for Bergman. “We got together and sort of invented this new back half of the storyline and new ending for Heidi.”
The series is told over two separate timelines: one in 2018 with Heidi and Walter at Homecoming, and another one in 2022 following a Department of Defense official investigating an incident at the facility involving the two. In the latter, Heidi is now a waitress who has seemingly forgotten everything about her work at Homecoming.
And it’s where that latter timeline ends that Esmail veers off in his own direction, and it’s quite the departure. Amazon’s version ends with Heidi managing to track down Walter, which has yet to happen in the podcast.
“I had only listened to the first six episodes, which sort of end in the middle of the Walter-Heidi story,” says Esmail. “I really wanted to come to some sort of satisfying conclusion of Walter and Heidi’s journey together.”
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On the podcast version, Heidi spends the second season reluctantly teaming with the Geist Group to find Walter. Geist is the shadowy conglomerate backing the Homecoming project, which is working to cure military veterans of PTSD by physically erasing painful memories with an experimental drug. While Heidi is initially led to believe this is to help the veterans transition back to civilian life, the twist is that Geist is doing this so they can actually be sent back out into the field.
Once Heidi realizes what Geist’s true motivation is, she drugs herself and Walter, which is why in the future timeline she can’t remember anything about her work at the facility. “To make a straight adaption would sort of defeat the purpose,” said Esmail. “I really wanted it to be its own creature.”
Moving from an audio medium to a visual medium also gave the “Homecoming” team the chance to play around with some of the other elements from the podcast. “Eli, Micah and I really talked surgically on when to expand it in a more cinematic way and when to retain what they did so well in the podcast,” said Esmail.
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He pointed to a specific example in the show’s “Optics” episode.
That episode features a subplot where Shrier (Jeremy Allen White)*,* a fellow patient at Homecoming, coerces Walter into a stealing a van with him so they can leave because he’s convinced they’re being lied to about the facility’s location — they’re told it’s in Florida but Shrier doesn’t believe it. When they stumble upon a retirement community located near the facility, they realize that are, in fact, in Florida. In the podcast, this whole sequence is relayed after-the-fact by Walter to Heidi during one of their sessions, but Esmail decided to give viewers of the Amazon series a first-hand account of the failed escape.
“That was a sequence I thought especially would work better if you could actually be with the characters,” Esmail explained, arguing that “tension of all that was gone” when you’re just hearing it explained by Walter. “In adapting it, we were able to expand and dive into that sequence with those characters, and have that kind of suspense and tension throughout of whether Shrier is on to something.”
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But there were other instances where Esmail kept things exactly the same as the podcast, including the “Titanic” sequel joke that ends up turning what is initially a fun anecdote into a major plot twist. And as Esmail explains, the TV show plays out that plot thread in the exact same way as the podcast: via the sessions between Heidi and Walter.
In one of the early sessions, Walter is recounting a joke he plays on one of his fellow soldiers about a fake “Titanic” sequel called “Titanic Rising,” but when he’s asked to relay the story again in a later episode, he can’t remember it, proving the drugs are working.
“You listen to a little anecdote a character gives at the beginning of the season, and you take it in as just a little bit of an insight into who this character is,” said Esmail. “Then later, it becomes a huge twist that actually spins the plot in an interesting way. That was something we definitely wanted to retain in the TV show.”
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Veterans receive $500 to $1,000 toward purchase of Ford models in November
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 09, 2018
Veterans Day is a hallmark of the holiday season and Marshal Mize Ford, located in Hixson, TX, is celebrating military veterans with a veteran discount that will be available to past and present service members through November 30. Active, retired and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces as well as spouses and select family members may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 toward the lease or purchase of a brand-new Ford at the dealership.
Military veterans who are drawn to the power and toughness of 2019 Ford F-150 or heavy-duty 2019 Ford Super Duty® pickup trucks may qualify to receive $1,000 Military Appreciation Cash that can be used for the purchase or lease of a Ford truck. Veterans and their families who are interested in a different model in the Ford lineup will be eligible for $500 Military Appreciation Cash. Ford Military Appreciation Cash can be combined with current offers at the dealership. Models not eligible to receive the veteran discount include the Focus RS, Mustang Shelby® GT350, Mustang Shelby® GT350R, Mustang Bullitt, Ford GT and F-150 Raptor pickup truck.
To qualify for the Ford Military Appreciation Cash, individuals must be active military personnel, members of the National Guard, reservists who are on active duty, members of the Delayed Entry Program, military veterans or retired service members. Veterans of the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard branches and their spouses, surviving spouses and household members are eligible for the Ford veteran discount at Marshal Mize Ford.
Veterans and their families in the Chattanooga area who would like to learn more about how to receive Ford Military Appreciation Cash toward a new Ford car, truck or crossover can visit the dealership website,http://www.marshalmizeford.com. Individuals who prefer a more personal interaction can contact a dealership sales representative directly by calling 423-875-2023. Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.
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Watch VideoVeterans Day honors the sacrifices people have made to protect this country, but one group is still waiting to be recognized: Chinese Americans who fought in WWII.
Seventy-three years after the war, advocates with the Chinese-American WWII Veterans Recognition Project are pushing for Congress to officially honor as many as 20,000 Chinese-Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The bill calls for a single Congressional Gold Medal, to be awarded collectively to the vets as a symbol for their service. The bill passed in the Senate but has yet to pass the House — advocates are rushing to get the bill passed before the start of the new Congress in January.
E. Samantha Cheng: "They're dying. These people serve. ... They served their adopted country and they deserve to be recognized. ... I think every immigrant community needs to be recognized for their contributions to U.S. history. Ours just happened in a war time. ... We are losing them daily, we have less than 50 left all across this country that's shameful. "
While pushing for this bill, recognition program director E. Samantha Cheng met so many WWII veterans along the way.
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Cheng: "You have to understand that the average age for World War Two vet is in their 90s. They're just so touched that someone remembered to say, thank you."
Chinese Nationals and Chinese Americans faced racism and discrimination before the war. Laws like the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act barred Chinese Nationals from immigration and citizenship, specifically naturalization. 40 percent of those who served were not U.S. citizens, but later received citizenship due to their service. That Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed 61 years later.
But why did it take this long for a congressional recognition?
Cheng: "People did not know that you can ask and advocate for a group of people to receive — to be honored and recognized that's as simple as it can be."
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