Troy Warren

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Atlanta backs out of hosting Nobel Peace summit

Atlanta backs out of hosting Nobel Peace summit

By Ernie Suggs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT   COVID, racial and political tensions cited as reasons Dreams of Atlanta hosting the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in 2023 have been deferred. Citing financial pressures brought on by the pandemic, the national racial and political unrest that made its way down to Atlanta and the withdrawal of major backers, including Rotary International, organizers of the event have backed out of the summit that could have brought in scores of Nobel Prize winners and about 40,000 people. The event’s organizer, Bob Hope, chief executive of Atlanta Peace Inc., said…
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Pacific Theatres Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Pacific Theatres Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

BY ETAN VLESSING | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT The exhibitor, which includes Arclight Cinemas, will liquidate assets to repay creditors. The impact of the pandemic has Pacific Theatres Exhibition Corporation not opening the doors on its ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations. The embattled exhibitor, with in all 16 locations, has instead filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy to liquidate its remaining assets for its creditors, the company said on Friday. “We are deeply grateful to our employees, our guests, and the film community for coming together over the past decades to create so many wonderful moviegoing experiences,” Pacific Theatres Exhibition…
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Freddie Freeman carries seven-game hitting streak into Friday

Freddie Freeman carries seven-game hitting streak into Friday

By Gabriel Burns, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT Maybe, finally – and another “maybe” for emphasis – Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is seeing his luck turn more favorably. Freeman had two hits in Thursday’s win over the Cardinals, extending his hitting streak to seven games entering Friday. Freeman has hit .400/.441/.767 with three homers and seven RBIs during his season-best streak. Freeman has raised his batting average from .224 to .246 during the run. This has been a maddening season for Freeman, the reigning National League MVP who’s ticketed for free agency this winter. Yet despite his misfortunes,…
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Pile on the pepper: Study says spices are good for your heart

Pile on the pepper: Study says spices are good for your heart

By Kiersten Willis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT It turns out seasoning your food can benefit more than just the taste. Two new studies show consuming herbs and spices can benefit cardiovascular health. Healthline reported researchers from Penn State University and Clemson University presented the findings at Nutrition 2021 Live Online last week. One study found that seasoning meals could help lower blood pressure in people with a risk of heart disease. The other found a link between spice supplements and decreased cholesterol in people who have Type 2 diabetes. The first study followed 71 participants who had obesity and other heart disease risk…
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Israel to send 1M coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

Israel to send 1M coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT JERUSALEM — Israel said Friday it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the Palestinians expect to receive later this year. Israel, which has fully reopened after vaccinating some 85% of its adult population, has faced criticism for not sharing its vaccines with the 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The disparity played out across the globe as the bulk of vaccines went to wealthy countries. As those countries have made progress containing their…
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Hollywood Flashback: ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Juggernaut Started in 2001

Hollywood Flashback: ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Juggernaut Started in 2001

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT The franchise has spawned eight sequels and a spinoff that have grossed more than $6.15 billion to date, with the latest incarnation set for release June 25. Twenty years ago, no one realized just how far living life “a quarter mile at a time” — as Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto so poetically puts it — would take The Fast and the Furious. The scrappy crowd-pleaser starring Paul Walker as an undercover LAPD detective and Diesel as the leader of a group of street racers spawned eight sequels and a spinoff (the latest, F9, out June 25)…
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IT’S A DOG’S LIFE: WHY DOGS SLEEP SO MUCH June 18

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE: WHY DOGS SLEEP SO MUCH June 18

Troy Warren for CNT   Does your dog always seem to be napping? If so, that’s perfectly normal, as dogs spend nearly half of their day sleeping, thirty percent awake and lying around and about twenty percent of the time actually awake. Sleep in dogs accounts for twelve to fourteen hours out of each twenty four hour day.  The amount of sleep your dog needs will vary depending on his age, size and health as well as his breed and general level of activity. Senior dogs don’t have as much energy as younger dogs and can tire easily, so they…
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Thailand Plans Mid-October Tourism Reopening

Thailand Plans Mid-October Tourism Reopening

JANEEN CHRISTOFF | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT   Thailand is planning to reopen its borders to tourists in mid-October for those who are fully vaccinated, according to an announcement from the prime minister. “I know this decision comes with some risk because, when we open the country, there will be an increase in infections, no matter how good our precautions,” said Prayuth Chan-ocha, Prime Minister of Thailand. “But I think when we take into consideration the economic needs of the people, the time has come for us to take that calculated risk.” The mid-October opening is earlier than previously announced. Thailandwas…
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