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Snyder Wraps “Army,” Supports “Squad”

Filmmaker Zack Snyder has revealed via Situs Nonton Movie Sub Indo that filming has officially wrapped on “Army of the Dead: The Prequel,” the multi-language prequel film to Snyder’s own zombie heist action movie “Army of the Dead”.

Netflix is backing the Snyder film, the just-wrapped prequel which was helmed by Matthias Schweighofer, and the anime series “Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas” – all three properties are tied together and will feature character crossovers.

Schweighofer also stars in the prequel, reprising his role of Ludwig Dieter from the main film, alongside “Game of Thrones” alum Nathalie Emmanuel. None of the projects mentioned has so far been given a release date by Netflix.

Snyder is busy tweaking his cut of “Justice League” for HBO Max next year. Briefly discussing that with John Doe Movie Reviews earlier this week, talk of a similar style cut of David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” was mentioned and Snyder voiced his support for the idea:

“I haven’t talked to David about it, but I’m sure I will. I know him quite well. I’ve just been swamped because of COVID. But it’s on my list of things to talk to him about. Like, I support any filmmaker who needs to get their version of their movie or their vision sort of seen, because I’ve had such generous support. So, I really would hope that other people would get that same thing.”

Specialty cheese maker wins 2014 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award

As one of five brothers on the family dairy farm, Shep Ysselstein’s dream was to tap into his situs slot online community’s rich history of cheese making and launch his own specialty cheese plant that would use milk from the family farm.

There was only one problem—Ysselstein knew little about cheese. But that didn’t deter him. He left Woodstock, Ontario, and travelled across North America and even to Europe to gain the experience he needed.

Back home, he took advantage of government programs, overcame production setbacks and regulatory challenges, and founded Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese.

A big break

A big break came in the spring of 2013, when Gunn’s Hill entered the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, the nation’s premier event for cheese makers, and took first place in its category. “That, combined with our previous marketing efforts, really catapulted us from a local success to a bigger name of interest across Ontario,” Ysselstein says.

In the months that followed, Gunn’s Hill cheeses came to be in such high demand from specialty shops and grocery chains across the province that Ysselstein’s team couldn’t keep up. It was the classic challenge for a young business—finding the capital to expand manufacturing capacity to better serve a market begging for product.

Gunn’s Hill received a kick‑start for its growth plans, when Ysselstein, 31, claimed the $100,000 grand prize in BDC’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur Award contest.

Expands production

Gunn’s Hill is using the grand prize to build a 2,000‑square‑foot, climate‑controlled curing and aging building for its cheese. This will double annual production to 60 tonnes and allow for new lines of premium aged cheeses that will boost the operation’s profitability.

Doubling production capacity will also double the workforce and set the stage for Gunn’s Hill to obtain regulatory approvals to sell cheese beyond Ontario.

The expansion can’t happen fast enough. “Honestly, I am short on everything right now and can’t make enough cheese in a day,” Ysselstein says.

Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese has created employment and new economic activity in Woodstock’s rural economy. It’s not an easy industry. In the past year, for example, there have been concerns raised about increased European imports undercutting the Canadian market.

Shareholders Benefit From Its Health Reform Strategy

Like all large health insurers Wellpoint (judi online) , which is in the process of changing its name to Anthem, is executing on a five-year plan it doesn’t want to talk about.

That’s because the genesis of that plan, Obamacare, is politically unpopular, at least under that name. But call it the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or use a state exchange name like Kentucky’s Kynect to describe it, and the answer may be different.

Wellpoint publicly opposed the law while it was being debated, but in the end both its power and profit are being enhanced by it. For the quarter ending in September, the company reported earnings of $630.9 million, $2.22 per share, on revenues of $18.4 billion. Adjusted net income was up 12% from a year earlier, and the customer base grew by 259,000 during the quarter, to 37.5 million. It renewed its dividend of 43.75 cents per common share.

Wellpoint operates the Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in many states, and under that name it dominates health insurance markets in 82 of 388 metropolitan markets according to the American Medical Association.

Soon after the ACA was passed in 2010 Wellpoint made acquisitions aimed at controlling its costs, buying Caremore and then Amerigroup, which serve many patients under both Medicare and Medicaid. But when new CEO Joe Swedish came on board last year he publicly disavowed that strategy and has so far kept to that promise.

Swedish came to Wellpoint from the hospital industry, having run Trinity Health in Michigan and, before that, Centura Health in Colorado. He predicted early this year that further consolidation is coming to health care delivery and has put Wellpoint in a position to take advantage of that without putting its own capital into making it happen.

Instead, the company is focused on narrowing consumer choices through agreements like a deal signed in 2012 with Aurora Health Care of Wisconsin, in which patients are given narrow networks under the control of a single hospital group in exchange for lower rates.

Downsizing creates accidental entrepreneur

September 11, 2001 Template Elementor is a memorable date for Caroline Kealey for more than the usual reasons. On the day of the terrorist attacks in the U.S., she was laid off from her job while pregnant.

“Just as the World Trade Centre was collapsing, I was let go by Nortel, along with thousands of others, during the largest corporate downsizing in Canadian history,” she says.

Rather than seeing the layoff as a defeat, Kealey chose to use it as an opportunity to pursue her long-held dream of starting her own business.

“A very difficult set of circumstances had a silver lining,” she says. “I became an accidental entrepreneur. If I hadn’t lost my job, I probably wouldn’t have taken the risk.”

An award-winning consulting firm

From its humble beginnings in an Ottawa basement, Ingenium Communications has grown into an award-winning consulting firm, specializing in communications strategies and training. Its small but flexible staff consists of two fulltime employees plus a dozen associates on call for specific projects.

Kealey counts a wide range of health care, sports, legal, not-for-profit and government organizations among her clients.

Finding her niche

“When I started in 2001 I was able to draw on a network of contacts from places where I’d worked,” she says. “But that created a false sense of security and I soon realized we had to become niche experts to compete in a crowded market.” Kealey found that niche in addressing what she says is a systemic problem: Communicators who lack credibility.

“They are often perceived as undisciplined artists who improvise on projects and don’t produce measurable results.”

Developing her solution

In response, Kealey set out to “combine science with art.” With BDC support, she developed an online tool for communications project planning and training.

“I used my 20 years of experience to create the Results Map, a technology product developed from the basis of our consulting practice,” she says. “It’s a unique interactive tool containing 500 pages of original content, 40 downloadable templates, tips and tricks, guides, videos, a blog and podcasts. One client called it an MBA in a box.”

Kealey acknowledges that there are already many communications plan templates, but says they have limited usefulness without proper guidance and training.