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Life is life is a Spanish original film releasing on Netflix US on Monday July 18. The film follows five friends who decide to spend their last summer together by embarking on an adventure to hunt down a “magical flower that makes wishes come true”.
The 1 hour and 49 minute film, directed by Dani de la Torre, originally made its debut at the 2021 Malaga Film Festival, where it caught the attention of Netflix distributors. The official synopsis of the film via IMDb reads:
“Summer 1985. As every year, Rodri (Adrián Baena) leaves Catalonia and returns to his parents’ Galician town to reunite with his gang. However, this year will be different for him and his friends. Real-world problems begin to crop up in their lives, threatening to drive the group apart. Clinging to the friendship that unites them, the five friends plan to run away on Midsummer Eve to look for a magical flower that, according to legend, grows high on a mountain and can make wishes come true.”
If you’re curious about the cast, then get to know them better! We’ve listed all the actors and the characters they will play below.
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As the film is of Spanish origin, the majority of the actors in the film are also Spanish, so their names may not be that familiar to you. However, the cast of the film is among Spain’s finest and emerging talent. Check out the full cast list below, made available via IMDb.
Click on the names above to go to the people’s official IMDb pages and see their full filmographies!
After eight students and two teachers were murdered in 2018 at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, Governor Greg Abbott pledged to find solutions to the lack of mental health resources in schools.
“We must do more than just pray for the victims and their families,” the Texas governor said.
Four years later and on the heels of another fatal Texas school shooting, a CBS News investigation found that most public schools in the state still offer little or no direct access to health services. mindset for their students.
“Nobody listened to us students,” said Zach Muehe, who four years ago missed his sophomore art class at Santa Fe High School when a gunman opened fire. “The mental health issue, I believe, is the root of it all. It’s just never talked about and I don’t know why.”
Survivors of school shootings said they had tried to raise the alarm about the lack of mental health services for students for years, but often felt their concerns were ignored.
In Texas, 593 school districts do not have a school psychologist on staff and do not offer a telehealth option, according to CBS News’ analysis of Texas Education Agency (TEA) data. That leaves more than half a million children in Texas without any mental health services at school.
That includes the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (CISD), where there are no school psychologists on staff, the CBS News analysis showed. The neighborhood in mourning was also not enrolled in the statewide telehealth mental health program that was set up in response to the Santa Fe high school shooting.
The suspect in the Santa Fe shooting, a 17-year-old college student, was deemed mentally ill and was declared unfit to stand trial.
After Santa Fe, Texas officials approved nearly $100 million to increase children’s mental health services across the state. Among the initiatives was a telehealth program called Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT).
TCHATT, which is now installed in nearly 400 school districts statewide, connects struggling students with licensed school psychologists through live video chats.
Dr. David Lakey, chief medical officer for the University of Texas system, said TCHATT has already helped more than 12,000 students who have received counseling through the program.
“The other reason I think it works is because we asked parents, ‘Does it work?’” Lakey said. “And when we do that kind of analysis, we get overwhelming feedback that both parents and kids are happy and think they are significantly better or better off with this TCHATT service.”
But Lakey acknowledged that the telehealth program still has a long way to go.
This school year, TCHATT will be in no less than 417 school districts in Texas, covering about 59% of the student population, according to a CBS News analysis of data from TCHATT and the Texas Education Agency.
But that still leaves more than 800 districts without access to TCHATT, including CISD in Uvalde.
Asked if the TCHATT program could have flagged the Uvalde shooter, Lakey said: “If five years ago we could have had this program there, when he was in about 7th grade, and figured things weren’t right and then put him in touch with the services he needed, I think that’s a situation where it would have been much less likely that this individual would have done what he did do.”
The challenge of getting the TCHATT program into all schools in Texas was not due to a lack of funding. Millions of dollars budgeted for the program went unspent in its first two years.
Lakey said one of the challenges was getting schools involved; some hesitated about a new program. The other challenge is finding enough mental health professionals to do the job.
“We have a major mental health workforce challenge in the state of Texas, so one of the hurdles our institutions face is just hiring the people we need to provide the service to all Texas state schools,” Lakey said. Explain.
To work as a school psychologist in Texas, a person must have a special license certifying that they have received training related to school psychology. School psychologists are different from guidance counselors, who do not need to have formal training in psychology.
The National Association of School Psychologists recommends that schools have at least one such psychologist for every 500 to 700 students, but most Texas students go to school districts with ratios far higher than that: one psychologist for more average of 1,200 students, according to CBS News. ‘ analysis.
Almost no school in Texas employs enough psychologists, CBS News found. Of the more than 1,200 districts in the state, only 39 meet this recommended ratio. These districts serve less than 1% of all students in Texas.
For the rest of Texas schools to meet this minimum standard, about 5,600 more psychologists would need to be hired. Texas has incentive programs to lure people into mental health professions, but they still have failed to fill the void.
Texas is not alone. A May report from the National Center for Education Statistics found that only about half of public schools nationwide said they could effectively provide mental health services to students.
This data showed that only about 50% of all public schools provided mental health assessment services and just over 40% provided mental health treatment. For rural districts, these rates were even lower.
According to Lakey, it’s particularly difficult to find enough mental health professionals to work in rural districts like Uvalde, where the need is often greatest.
“I told the Legislature just that point,” Lakey said. “They can give me a bucket of money, but if I can’t hire enough people to provide those services, I can’t spend those dollars.”
Sanger ISD, about 60 miles north of Dallas, is one of 39 districts that meets the recommended ratio for mental health professionals.
Facing funding challenges similar to most schools in Texas, the small, rural district has used community partnerships and creativity to meet the mental health needs of its students.
“Mental health is a priority for this community and this school district,” said Ann Hughes, director of student emotional behavior and student intervention at Sanger ISD. “We teach behavior the same way other people teach math. We don’t give up when someone has behavioral issues. We get to the bottom of it.”
To circumvent the lack of state funding, Sanger ISD partners with churches, charities, and the city to fill gaps in student services. Hughes has also applied for and received grants to help fund mental health.
However, it’s what the district has done with the money that sets it apart.
At three of Sanger ISD’s schools, there are dedicated “movement rooms” and “quiet rooms” where students learn to manage their emotions.
Inside Linda Tutt High School, where the most struggling kids are sent, there is a free grocery store.
The store not only fills a need for many of these students, but since it is also student-run, it gives them purpose.
“It’s about contributing,” Hughes explained. “It’s seeing that maybe someone has a need like yours or someone has a greater need, so that creates a connection.”
For each behavioral program, Sanger ISD collects data, so the district knows what works and what doesn’t.
But success isn’t just measured in numbers.
“I probably wouldn’t be here without Ann,” said Linda Tutt High School alumnus Preston Westbrook, 18.
By the time Westbrook started high school, he said he had bounced between 26 different foster homes. In a dozen homes, Westbrook said he was abused both mentally and physically.
Westbrook had a serious anger problem when he arrived at Linda Tutt High School. He often ran to the roof of the school to escape.
“That’s how I walked away from people when I was angry,” he said. “I ripped door hinges off when I was 9. I drilled holes in doors. … Without Ann, I wouldn’t be here. I think there should be more schools like this -this.”
“He’s one of our real success stories,” Hughes said.
Hughes said she, too, was frustrated with the lack of dedicated state funding for mental health, but said schools shouldn’t allow that to stop them from trying.
“The energy I put into throwing my hands up and chasing it, let’s use it and take a small step. And then small steps become big steps and before you know it, you’re in journey and you impact lives.”
Brian New has been a member of the CBS 11 News team since 2013. In 2017, he received the Lone Star Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Reporting.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney was increasingly open on Wednesday about considering a 2024 presidential campaign after soundly losing a Republican primary to a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump.
Speaking to NBC in the wake of her loss, the third-term congresswoman called Trump “a very grave threat and risk to our republic,” and said defeating him will require “a broad and united front of Republicans, Democrats and independents — and that’s what I intend to be part of.”
She declined to say if she would run for president but conceded it’s “something that I’m thinking about.”
The primary results — and the more than 35-point margin of her defeat — were a powerful reminder of the GOP’s rapid shift to the right. A party once dominated by national security-oriented, business-friendly conservatives like her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, now belongs to Trump, animated by his populist appeal and, above all, his denial of defeat in the 2020 election.
Such lies, which have been roundly rejected by federal and state election officials along with Trump’s own attorney general and judges he appointed, transformed Cheney from an occasional critic of the former president to the clearest voice inside the GOP warning that he represents a threat to democratic norms. She’s the top Republican on the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, an attack she referenced in nodding to her political future.
“I have said since Jan. 6 that I will do whatever it takes to ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office — and I mean it,” she said during her concession speech on Tuesday.
Cheney described her primary loss on Tuesday night as the beginning of a new chapter in her political career as she addressed a small collection of supporters, including her father, on the edge of a vast field flanked by mountains and bales of hay.
“Our work is far from over,” she said, evoking Abraham Lincoln, who also lost congressional elections before ascending to the presidency and preserving the union.
Four hundred miles (645 kilometers) to the east of Cheney’s concession speech, festive Hageman supporters gathered at a sprawling outdoor rodeo and Western culture festival in Cheyenne, many wearing cowboy boots, hats and blue jeans.
“Obviously we’re all very grateful to President Trump, who recognizes that Wyoming has only one congressional representative and we have to make it count,” said Hageman, a ranching industry attorney who had finished third in a previous bid for governor.
Echoing Trump’s conspiracy theories, she falsely claimed the 2020 election was “rigged” as she courted his loyalists in the runup to the election.
Trump and his team celebrated Cheney’s loss, which may represent his biggest political victory in a primary season full of them. The former president called the results “a complete rebuke” of the Jan. 6 committee.
“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,” he wrote on his social media platform. “Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now. Thank you WYOMING!”
The news offered a welcome break from Trump’s focus on his growing legal entanglements. Just eight days earlier, federal agents executing a search warrant recovered 11 sets of classified records from the former president’s Florida estate.
Meanwhile in Alaska, which also held elections on Tuesday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, another prominent GOP critic of Trump, advanced from her primary. Sarah Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee and a staunch ally of Trump, was also bound for the November general election in the race for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat.
But most of the attention was on Cheney, whose defeat would have been unthinkable just two years ago. The daughter of a former vice president, she hails from one of the most prominent political families in Wyoming. And in Washington, she was the No. 3 House Republican, an influential voice in GOP politics and policy with a sterling conservative voting record.
Cheney will now be forced from Congress at the end of her third and final term in January. She is not expected to leave Capitol Hill quietly.
She will continue in her leadership role on the congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack until it dissolves at the end of the year. And she is actively considering a 2024 White House bid — as a Republican or independent — having vowed to do everything in her power to fight Trump’s influence in her party.
With Cheney’s loss, Republicans who voted to impeach Trump are going extinct.
In all, seven Republican senators and 10 Republican House members backed Trump’s impeachment in the days after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress tried to certify President Joe Biden’s victory. Just two of those 10 House members have won their primaries this year. After two Senate retirements, Murkowski is the only such Senate Republican on this year’s ballot.
Cheney was forced to seek assistance from the state’s tiny Democratic minority in her bid to pull off a victory. But Democrats across America, major donors among them, took notice. She raised at least $15 million for her election, a stunning figure for a Wyoming political contest.
Voters responded to the interest in the race. With a little more than half of the vote counted, turnout ran about 50% higher than in the 2018 Republican primary for governor.
If Cheney does ultimately run for president — either as a Republican or an independent — don’t expect her to win Wyoming’s three electoral votes.
“We like Trump. She tried to impeach Trump,” Cheyenne voter Chester Barkell said of Cheney on Tuesday. “I don’t trust Liz Cheney.”
And in Jackson, Republican voter Dan Winder said he felt betrayed by his congresswoman.
“Over 70% of the state of Wyoming voted Republican in the last presidential election and she turned right around and voted against us,” said Winder, a hotel manager. “She was our representative, not her own.”
Peoples reported from New York. AP writers Thomas Peipert in Cheyenne and Jill Colvin in new York contributed.
HULL, Georgia — A northeast Georgia man has been convicted of spending part of a $31,000 check that was mistakenly deposited in his bank account.
Steven Fields, 18, was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to make restitution to a 70-year-old victim of the same name who lives in the same small town.
Madison County Sheriff’s officials said in March 2014 that Fields was charged with theft while taking after a bank teller accidentally deposited a check for about $31,000 into his account that was meant for another client. also named Steven Fields.
After receiving the deposit by mistake, the 18-year-old withdrew $20,000 and then made $5,000 in purchases with his ATM card, ABC News reports. When he tried to withdraw more money the next day, the bank informed him of the mistake and called the police.
“I informed Mr. Fields that the bank wanted the money back as soon as possible,” the police report said. “Mr. Fields said he would go to the bank and speak with Ms. Bryant and try to work this out without going to jail.”
Authorities said Fields spent the money at a car dealership, various stores and a fast food restaurant. Authorities hope to auction off the purchased BMW Fields convertible.
Sports gambling is coming to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Orioles will partner with SuperBook Sports, which has operated in Nevada since 1986, to launch a “retail sport lounge,” the baseball club said Wednesday in a news release.
“Subject to licensing and approvals from the Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission, sports enthusiasts will be able to experience the SuperBook Sports lounge at Camden Yards upon its anticipated completion in 2023,” the release said.
Maryland voters approved legalized sports gambling in 2020 and last year, casinos in Maryland, including Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, launched in-person sports betting.
SuperBook advertising will be “prevalent throughout the ballpark, including on the center field scoreboard and home plate signage.”
“While our organization is striving to build the next World Series contender in Charm City, we are constantly exploring unique opportunities to engage with Birdland’s diverse fanbase and welcome new visitors to downtown Baltimore,” Orioles chief revenue officer T.J. Brightman said in the release. “The addition of a SuperBook sportsbook only reinforces our iconic ballpark’s standing as one of the premier entertainment destinations in the region.”
In her concession speech Tuesday night, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said she could have won the Republican primary in her state had she backed former President Donald Trump’s false claims about the United States election. 2020. “It was a path I couldn’t and didn’t want to take,” Cheney said.
David Diamante is one of boxing’s leading voices and plays a key role in some of the biggest fights every year.
Like his counterpart Michael Buffer, Diamante is one of the sport’s premier announcers and certainly brings his own personal style to the role.
Who is David Diamond?
From Baltimore, Maryland, Diamante is a familiar face to boxing fans around the world.
He was a ring announcer, sports announcer, television host and actor for over 17 years and worked in the disciplines of professional boxing, MMA and Muay Thai.
Famous for his long dreadlocks and towering height, the 50-year-old presenter is a former gentlemen’s club DJ and motorcycle enthusiast.
He has his own line of hand-rolled cigars after opening Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge in 2009.
He has appeared in several films, including Jake Gyllenhaal’s 2015 film Southpaw, as well as others including Counterpunch, Out of the Ring, Ringside and Hardy.
Why is he repeating surnames?
Diamante is widely known for his catchphrase “The fight begins now”, but is also known for other key traits.
Fans will have grown accustomed to his style of repeating each boxer’s last name twice when announcing them to the crowd.
For example, Diamante will introduce Anthony Joshua with an “ANTHONY JOSHUA!” emphatically, before pausing until the noise had died down, then adding another quieter “Joshua.”
This practice began in his day in smaller venues, where the announcer wanted to make sure the entire crowd heard every contestant’s name – even those in the back.
Diamante said: “Growing up, I loved it when guys did it. My two favorite announcers were Mark Bureau and Ed Derian and they didn’t do the big fights, but they were great announcers.
“They were always repeating surnames and I always liked that when I was a kid.
“It was one of those things – I grew up watching the fights and loving the fights. Hearing that with the music feels right to me.
“[Saying the names twice] originally started many, many years ago. Back then some of the speaker systems weren’t that great and guys would call the name once and then do it [again to a different part of the arena]so the guys can hear it on the other side.
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