Sunshine Cinema rattles parents with free ‘Nymphomaniac’ screening for babies 

Perhaps they just want to let babies see where they came from.

The owners of the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on the Lower East Side will give free admission to youngsters to see the graphic sex drama “Nymphomaniac: Vol. I” on March 26 — if the baby is accompanied by a ticket-buying adult, of course.

The perverted promotion is part of the theater’s regular Wednesday series, “Rattle & Reel,” where previous noon matinees have included graphic violence (“12 Years a Slave”), steamy affairs (“In Secret”), and baby-stealing nuns (“Philomena”).

The program was created to allow caregivers a chance to see films while their babies would otherwise be napping — and in a like-minded crowd that won’t mind a few crying kids.

But “Nymphomaniac” is explicit as it follows a woman’s carnal escapades in all their graphic glory. It is technically unrated, though it would easily receive an NC-17 rating, critics have said — thanks to all the one-on-one and two-on-one copulation, nudity and violence.

“That’s a little appalling to include it in the series,” said Marcy Dermansky, 44, a New Jersey mom who has brought her then-7-month-old daughter to a prior “Rattle & Reel” screening.

“My child slept halfway through the movie, but the babies don’t sleep through all of it,” she added. “Even if the kid doesn’t really process it ... as a parent, having that much violence or nudity on with her in the room just doesn’t really work for me.”

But the independent moviehouse isn’t pulling out of the deal.

“Offering these particular screenings to parents with infants gives them an opportunity to see new films in the marketplace,” a rep told the Daily News. “Our policy is to offer all films to our patrons regardless of subject matter or rating.

“Landmark’s ‘Rattle & Reel’ program has been one of our most successful customer service initiatives,” the rep concluded.

The announcement by the Sunshine was picked up by websites including nydailynews.com and Variety.com, where commenter John T. Shea quipped, “I thought over 17 meant 17 years, not months...or weeks.”

The films in “Rattle & Reel” have been generally well reviewed — until now.

In Friday’s Daily News, Movie Critic Joe Neumaier gave the Lars von Trier movie zero stars, griping, “There’s lots of sex with lots of people. Not much plot. Just lots of sex.”

Babies may beg to differ, but adults have certainly been appalled by “Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1.”

The film was banned in Turkey, and the mere sight of the trailer freaked out parents in Florida when it was shown before a December screening of the far more kid-friendly Disney film, “Frozen.”

Red-faced moms and dads raced for the exits, and the Regal Cinemas theater fired its projectionist and offered parents free movie tickets.

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Mentor Graphics Corp. Given New $26.00 Price Target at Needham & Company (MENT) | Ticker Report

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 27th. The company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $401.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $401.56 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Mentor Graphics Corp. will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 6th. This is a boost from Mentor Graphics Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05.

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Gamez leads USA Boxing Team to victory at the 2014 Independence Cup

Boxing National Championships with a first round TKO victory. The American lightweight stopped Mexico’s Daniel Flores Albavera in the first round of their bout to give his U.S. team their first victory of the tournament.

On Tuesday, Gamez won a 2-1 decision over Edinson Garcia of the host nation Dominican Republic to move on to Thursday’s semifinals. As of this writing, Gamez was set to face Luis Salazar of the Dominican Republic in Thursday’s lightweight semifinal action.

Tuesday, in Queen Underwood’s first female lightweight bout, she registered a unanimous decision victory over Mexico’s Reyna Viridiana. Next up, she’ll face the Dominican Republic’s Jasiel Cena Milkih.

Also on Tuesday, an American boxer of Dominican descent, Abraham Nova won a first round victory over Puerto Rico’s Hector Ortiz. Ortiz had won a TKO victory in his preliminary contest.
Also on Tuesday, bantamweight Jarico O’Quinn of Detroit, Michigan dropped a 2-1 decision to the Dominican Republic’s Alfredo Santiago and the Dominican Republic’s Leonel de los Santos defeated light flyweight Leroy Davila of New Brunswick, N. J. by split decision. Light heavyweight Julius Butler of St. Louis, Mo. lost by a 3-0 decision to Ecuador’s Carlos Gongora.

On Wednesday, Team USA rebounded and swept all four of the squad’s quarterfinal bouts. The squad’s two heavyweights, Sardius Simmons of Flint, Michigan and Cam F. Awesome of Lenexa, Kansas opened the competition with convincing TKO victories in their preliminary round contests.

Also on Tuesday, the 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood earned her second straight unanimous decision of the tournament and light welterweight Abraham Nova of Albany, N.Y. advanced in a walkover in his quarterfinal match.

Enrique Cedeno of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jason Crutchfield of Flint, Michigan and Luis Gamez, Genaro Gamez’s dad are the Team USA coaches leading the squad on to victory. Dr. Robin Goodfellow from Albion, Michigan serves as the Team Physician.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Team USA continues their dominating performance at the 2014 Independence Cup in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Five U.S. boxers will box for gold in the finals tomorrow, Friday, February 14, 2014. Congratulations go to boxers Queen Underwood, Genaro Gamez, Abraham Nova, Sardius Simmons, and Cam F. Awesome. Not that you needed, but good luck tomorrow! Buena suerte mañana!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lightweights Genaro Gamez (San Diego, CA) and Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.), light welterweight Abraham Nova (Albany, N. Y.), and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all won gold medals while heavyweight Sardius Simmons (Flint, Mich.) took the lone silver medal.

On Friday, Underwood improved her record to 4-0 on the week with a championship round victory over Aline Santana of Brazil in the lone U.S. women’s bout of the night. The 2012 Olympian moved up two spots on the medal podium from her bronze medal performance at the 2013 event, defeating her previous year’s conqueror Kiria Tapia in the semifinal round.

Both Gamez and Nova were making their international competition debuts. Gamez, known for his hand speed and tremendous punching power, defeated Mexico’s Lindolfo Delgado Garza in the finals to earn his first gold medal for Team USA.

Nova took on a host nation boxer for the second straight night in the light welterweight championship bout when he faced Jackson Martinez of the Dominican Republic in Friday’s competition.

Unlike three of his medal-winning teammates, international competition is nothing new to veteran super heavyweight Awesome. Awesome defeated Santiago’s Jonathan Gonzalez in the finals to claim yet another international gold medal for the U.S.

Many believe Simmons drew the toughest final round opponent when he had to battle the 2012 Olympian Julio Castillo of Ecuador. Castillo’s experience proved too much for Simmons. Despite the loss, Simmons comes away with the silver medal.

The five medal performance, not only provided valuable experience for the USA Team, it earned them the team trophy. If we were to compare it to last year performance at the 2013 Independence Cup, the USA medal count was two gold, three silver and one bronze. This year, four American boxers took home gold with one international newcomer winning silver in his global debut.

Coaches Enrique Cedeno (Milwaukee, Wis.), Jason Crutchfield (Flint, Mich.) and Luis Gamez (San Diego, Calif.) led squad in Santiago with Dr. Robin Goodfellow (Albion, Mich.) serving as the Team Physician at her second straight Independence Cup.

Results from Friday's competition:

132 lbs/female: Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash./USA dec. Aline Santana, BRA, 3-0

132 lbs/male: Genaro Gamez, San Diego, Calif./USA dec. Lindolfo Delgado Garza, MEX, 3-0

141 lbs/male: Abraham Nova, Albany, N.Y./USA dec. Jackson Martinez, DOM, 3-0

201 lbs/male: Julio Castillo, ECU, dec. Sardius Simmons, Flint, Mich./USA, 3-0

201+ lbs/male: Cam F. Awesome, Lenexa, Kansas dec. Jonathan Gonzalez, SGO, 3-0

Joe Gamez Sought for Santa Ana Carjacking, Have You Seen Him?

Around 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 26, Gamez is alleged to have approached a past acquaintance who was sitting in a truck at 1201 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, and demanded money that he claimed was owed to him.

Gamez is accused of then beating the victim, who was still in the truck, with his fists. The victim got out the truck and was still being beaten when the truck keys dropped to the ground. Gamez allegedly picked up the keys, got into the truck and drove off.

The truck was later recovered in the 1400 block of North French, Santa Ana, where Gamez is believed to have friends, according to police. He also still has family members at his last known address in the 1200 block Ravenna in Anaheim. Gamez also lived out of state for several years. Here is another look at him:

GOLF

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.,Nov. 30— When Robert Gamez joined the PGA Tour in 1990, he made it look easy. He won his first tournament. He was the Tour's rookie of the year. At age 22, he was loving life and sitting on top of the golf world.

Slowly, Gamez slipped, partly because he partied too much and practiced too little.

''I used to party big time,'' said Gamez, who is now 33 and many years wiser. ''I stopped doing all that back in about 1994 or '95. But when I first came out, it was a new city every week. I had just come out of college, I had won some tournaments and everybody knew who I was. It was fun.''

Now golf is serious business for Gamez, particularly this week at the PGA Tour qualifying tournament, where the top 35 finishers in the 167-player field will secure full-time playing privileges on the Tour for next year.

After today's third round of the six-round event, Gamez was in a strong position at 11 under par (205), tied for 12th place, seven strokes behind the leader, Pat Perez (18 under). Perez shot a nine-under-par 63 today at Bear Lakes Country Club.

Unlike Perez, a 25-year-old who has never made it past the Buy.com Tour, Gamez knows the glamorous life of the PGA Tour. Not only did Gamez win the 1990 Tucson Open in his Tour debut, he won the Nestlé Invitational at Bay Hill about two months later, making a memorable eagle on the final hole by sinking a 7-iron shot from 176 yards to beat Greg Norman by one stroke. People still mention that shot to Gamez, and he still does not mind.

''Are you kidding?'' Gamez said. ''I like it that people still remember.''

But recent memories have not been as good for Gamez. He has not won on Tour since that exciting victory in 1990, and in 1998 he lost his Tour card by dropping out of the top 125 on the money list. He has been fighting to get back on Tour full time ever since, and after rounds of 69, 65 and 71 this week, Gamez likes his chances.

''If I play golf the way I know I can play, I should make it,'' said Gamez, a native of Las Vegas.

A turning point for Gamez came in 1998, when he was injured in a car accident after leaving the golf course at the Kemper Open. Gamez sustained hand, back and neck injuries, but during his five-day stay in the hospital he realized that it could have been worse and that he wanted to make changes.

''I ran off the road and hit a tree because I was driving too fast, the road was slippery and I started the turn too late,'' Gamez said. ''The way the car hit, I could have been killed. I started to realize that I had taken too much for granted.''

Returning to the Tour has taken Gamez longer than he expected, but he now has a legitimate chance to make it. Relying on sponsor exemptions, Gamez played in 22 Tour events this year, but he made only six cuts. In an awful stretch from April to September, he missed 11 cuts in a row. Getting last-minute invitations made it hard for him to prepare, which is why he wants the Tour card, so he can play when he wants to instead of when he is told to.

''When I got to tournaments on Tuesday night or Wednesday, I wasn't ready,'' he said. ''It was always a last-minute deal. You'd also end up playing six or seven weeks in a row, which I don't like to do. It would be great to make my own schedule again.''

So, this weekend, expect Gamez to be in bed early, resting for some of the biggest rounds of his career. Gamez has learned valuable life lessons, and he wants to apply them full time on the PGA Tour.

''I've been working very hard the last few years, and I'm a better player,'' he said. ''Hopefully, it's about to pay off.''

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TOMMY ARMOUR III was in second place at 16 under par, two strokes off the lead, while BEN CRANE, KEVIN DURKIN, SHAUN MICHEEL and the second-round leader, HIDEMICHI TANAKA, were tied for third place at 14 under par. . . . GARY NICKLAUS was tied for seventh place at 12 under par, but 17-year-old TY TRYON, who is trying to become the youngest player ever to earn a PGA Tour card, shot 71 and fell into a tie for 61st place at six under.

North Hopkins sending 4 students to regional UIL

North Hopkins High School earned third place out of 14 schools competing in the District 17-1A Academic UIL Meet held Monday, March 26, in Blue Ridge. Forty-four NH students participated, with 12 students earning metals and four students qualifying to compete in five events at the regional academic UIL meet May 2-3 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. Students were especially successful in writing, speaking and calculator events.

One outstanding sophomore not only placed in two different writing events, but went home with top honors in each. Allegra Thomas earned first place medals in ready writing and feature writing and is advancing to region in both.

Senior Selena Santana is advancing to region with her first place win in news writing.

Sophomores Abreeanna Bisenius and Michael Condo are both advancing to region in Lincoln-Douglas debate. Condo won second place honors and Bisenius third place honors in LD debate at district. Also placing in LD, but not advancing was senior Blake Adams, who placed fourth.

One team and three other individuals also placed at the district meet, albeit not high enough to advance to region.

The second place calculator application team included sophomore Veronica Ugalde and juniors Mauricio Gamez, Ashley Garcia and Raven Sims. 

Senior Alan Morehead was recognized for his fourth place finish in poetry. Recognized for their sixth place finishes were freshman Victoria Wilburn in prose and junior Denise Franco in informative speaking.

Other NHHS students participating in the district UIL meet this week and contributing to the school’s overall third place finish school ranking included seniors Tarence Berry, Kelsey Buchanan, Denise Calixto, Chelsey Crouch, Trenton Dodd, Stephanie Gamez, Chelsea Houser, Jeron Leber, Jovanny Perez, Faith Schwen, Silas Whaley, Elizabeth Wilburn and Jessie Williams; juniors Seth Baker, Miriam Castro, Marlee Minton and Sarah Weatheread; sophomores Katerine Flores, Baile Gammill, Geraldine Lopez, Nathan Olavide, Mason Virgel and Clint Williams; and freshmen Mary Brown, Cheyanne Cockrum, Allyiah French, Christiam Matlock, Sheyenne Mitchell, Colton Ross, Aaron Stanley and Hollie Stidham. 

The competitors were accompanied by NHHS District UIL Coordinator Donna Brown, NHHS Principal Rob Stanley and event coaches Paulan Cowling, Danna Lewis and Janis Thomas.

Driver who struck pedestrian flees then surrenders, police say

Pembroke Pines, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury without rendering aid. He was released from jail Wednesday, records show.

According to a police report, Gamez was driving a 2001 Ford Focus when the crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday at North 70th Terrace and Taft Street.

Richard Gunter, 33, was in the crosswalk at the intersection as Gamez's car traveled westbound and struck him, the report said.

Gamez later told police the pedestrian stepped in front of his car as he crossed on a yellow light. He said he was going to stop but then panicked and took off, police said.

A witness told police that she saw Gunter being thrown in the air from the impact. She said Gamez stopped a short distance from Gunter and, upon seeing the moaning man, said, "I have to get out of here," according to the report.

Messi, Neymar lead Barcelona to comfy win past Celta Vigo | FOX Sports on MSN

Adriano then attempted a trademark left-footed drive from outside the area, but on this occasion he was unable to cause much trouble to the goalkeeper.

In the 15th minute Barca produced a move worthy of a goal. Adriano took on a defender down the right wing before releasing Alexis, who then found Messi, but the Argentinian's final ball was a touch too long for Neymar to get on the end of at the far post.

The Nou Camp fell silent when Valdes was injured in the 22nd minute, struggling to deal with a free-kick that had initially been awarded as a penalty for a handball by Adriano, although referee Miguel Angel Ayza Gamez soon corrected himself when realizing the incident had taken place outside the area.

But Messi soon lifted the mood by doubling the lead, getting on the end of a low through ball by Iniesta to take the ball around Yoel Rodriguez and tuck it into the bottom corner.

Valdes's replacement Pinto made a fine double save in the second half, first keeping out a header from Augusto Fernandez and then thwarting Santi Mina on the rebound.

Neymar then added his second goal of the night, receiving a long ball from Alexis inside the area and powering a shot past Yoel.

It was a fine response from the Brazilian, who was criticised by former Barca player and coach Johan Cruyff earlier in the day for destabaliZing the team's dressing room as a result of his controversial move from

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One of the principles in the pioneering turntablist collective the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, DJ Qbert has been setting and raising the bar for scratching to new heights for three decades. After meeting fellow pioneers DJ Apollo and Mixmaster Mike (who later went on to fame as resident DJ for the Beastie Boys) while they were still in their teens, Qbert teamed with them to found the turntable-minded group FM20.

The group caught the eye and ear of Rock Steady breakdancer Crazy Legs, who invited the trio to join the legendary crew. They went on to dominate DJ competitions individually and as a group, eventually transforming into the groundbreaking Invisibl Skratch Piklz. The SF-based collective would change the role of the hip-hop DJ as the world knew it. Expanding to include members DJ Disk, Shortkut, DJ Flare, Yogafrog, D-Styles and A-Trak, the Piklz became legendary with their recordings and stunning live ensemble performances until they retired from performance with the closing set at their own all-day DJ convention Skratchcon in 2000.

On his own, Qbert has released the influential 1994 mixtape