“Skyfall”

November 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Travel around the world to Istanbul, London, Scotland, Shanghai, and Macau, “with pleasure” with Bond, James Bond, in “Skyfall,” the 23rd spy film in the James Bond Series.

DOCTOR HALL:

“Name the first thing that comes to mind when I say a word, ‘DAY’.”

BOND: “WASTED.”

Article by Sharon Abella

Volunteering in Rockaway, Queens after Hurricane Sandy

November 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

I have been a field nurse in nyc for many years, and have a lot of experience conducting assessments in both the MCD/MCR and private pay populations, but have never seen NYC like this before.  The main concerns post Sandy are the following: relocation assistance; providing temporary housing with heat and hot water, as some will be without power until after Christmas and until after every house in the neighborhood can be inspected, medication management (many have Diabetes, Hypertension and pacemakers) and need dry ice and a cooler to store insulin, the risk for respiratory illness from inhaling fiberglass particles and mold, heavy duty cleaning (the stench from the growth of mold in homes where the water rose waist to neck high on the first floors),  Tetanus, Pneumonia and Influenza vaccinations, care with appliances in the event there are any gas leaks, possible electrocution from downed power lines, trash removal (garbage, debris, and damaged belongings are piled sky high),  financial assistance with mortgages, insurance aide,  employment assistance (many unemployed as a result of their employer also being affected by storm damages), safety and security as we set our clocks back recently, therefore, it gets dark out earlier, increasing the potential chance for looting, and the need for flashlights and batteries.  Food, water and clothing don’t seem to be too much of a concern as there is a fairly strong military presence handing out aide. All things considered, there is a strong sense of community, faith and high spirits. Amazing and very impressive.

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Article by Sharon Abella

REMINDERS

*Never touch downed power lines, and always assume that any fallen lines are live electric wires. If you see one, report it immediately to National Grid or your local emergency-response organization.

* If you use a generator to supply power during an outage, be sure to only operate it outdoors. Before operating generators, be sure to disconnect from National Grid’s system by shutting off the main breaker located in the electric service panel. Failure to do this could jeopardize crew safety.

* If you lose power, turn off any appliances that were on when the power went off, but leave one light on so you will know when power is restored.

* Power problems can sometimes interrupt public water supply systems or disable well pumps, so it’s an especially good idea to keep a supply of bottled drinking water handy, as well as some canned food.

* People who depend on electric-powered life-support equipment, such as a respirator, should let National Grid know. To register as a life-support customer, call the company’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-322-3223.

* Check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage period.

* Prepare an emergency supply kit, which includes items like nonperishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries, medications, and essential baby items. You may want to prepare a portable kit and keep it in your car in case you are told to evacuate.

* Turn your refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.

* Turn off propane tanks. Avoid using the phone except for serious emergencies.

Radioman, Article by Sharon Abella, www.1worldcinema.com

November 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Wow, it felt so nice to laugh after 2 weeks of doom and gloom.   This is a true rags to emotional riches story as you watch a man with a gimmick (his radio), go from homeless to Hollywood.

With over 100 background rolls in top grossing films, the muse for “The Fisher King,” and being the guest of A-list actors to “The Academy Awards,” Radioman, has proven that by being in the right place at the right time, by putting yourself out there, by working hard and following your passion, by being resourceful, and having low overhead, that you CAN make it in Hollywood! 

“Keeping it real with Radioman.”~Robin Williams   “There is the ‘Empire State Building,’ “Statue of Liberty,’ and ‘Radioman.’~Joel Schumacher. “He knows our schedule before we do.”~Shia LaBeouf

Q: Are you in character when you are Radioman?

A: Radioman: “I guess it is a character, but I am being me.  I’m me. I am Radioman. Is it a character? I am what I am. I always wanted to be part of the movies. My mom liked the movies and wanted to be a model, so I guess that is where my interest came from.”

Q: Are you homeless?

A: “I am not homeless.  I used to be, but I am not anymore. I have an apartment in Brooklyn where I keep all my sacred movie memorabilia. When you are homeless you are invisible. It is an abyss you can’t get out of. It is a very lonely, dismal way of living. I was a mail handler at the post office, but I bought beer with the money. When all the money ran out, I wound up on the street and slept beneath the tracks in Penn Station. One day, about 15 years ago, I gave it up cold turkey, and have not had a sip of alcohol since then.”

Q: What was your favorite role?

A: “I have appeared in Spiderman, 2 Weeks Notice, Enchanted, Snake Eyes, Godzilla, Wall Street 2, but I really loved working on Shutter Island.   I would really like to get some lines.”

For more from Radioman, click on the Q & A below. Endearingly laugh your heart out along with the cute, fuzzy, and good natured, New York and Hollywood icon, Radioman, who has proven time and time again, that “80 percent of success is just showing up.”  NY Radio DJ LEGEND, Pat St. John, in attendance at the DOC NYC screening to show his love and support for his friend, “RADIOMAN.”

Film appearances by Tom Hanks, Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Robin Williams, Sting, Johnny Depp, Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, and Eva Mendes.

“80 percent of success is just showing up”  — Woody Allen

Article by Sharon Abella

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