News That Matters

Tag: blind

Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard: See will create more roles for blind actors

Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard: See will create more roles for blind actors

Entertainment
Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard have told Sky News they believe their new series See will pave the way for more roles for blind actors on screen.The drama is set hundreds of years in the future, after a deadly virus has decimated Earth and left those who survived without sight - until Baba Voss, played by Momoa, becomes the father of twins who can see. While Game Of Thrones and Aquaman star Momoa and mooted 2020 Oscar contender Woodard lead the cast, the ensemble also features several actors who are visually impaired. Image: Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard star in See. Pic: Apple TV+ Due for release on Friday as one of the flagship shows for the launch of Apple's new TV+ streaming service, the show has already opened up the conversation a...
Watch: Jason Momoa is blind and brutal in Apple original ‘See” trailer

Watch: Jason Momoa is blind and brutal in Apple original ‘See” trailer

Entertainment
Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Apple released the trailer for its original series, See, on Tuesday. Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard star in the Apple TV + original series that premieres Nov. 1. In a post-apocalyptic world, humans have lost the sense of sight. Momoa leads a tribe through the wilderness with only his other four senses. However, he discovers that new babies have the ability to see, making them valuable to enemies. While his tribe wants to give up the babies to protect themselves, his character fights for them. The trailer is action-packed with primitive battles and a harrowing rope bridge sequence. Momoa. The trailer touts the producer of the Planet of the Apes trilogy, referring to Peter Chernin, and the primal action shows. Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight also produces See. Hunger ...
This blind spot is putting financial advisors and their clients at risk

This blind spot is putting financial advisors and their clients at risk

Finance
Maskot | Maskot | Getty ImagesIt's an email every financial advisor should expect to receive at least once.Financial advisor Charles Failla recalls receiving an email from a client asking for about $ 5,000. She was vacationing in the Caribbean and claimed the hotel where she was staying didn't accept credit cards. "She needed cash," said Failla, certified financial planner and principal at Sovereign Financial Group in New York. "I said, 'I know you're on vacation, but call me collect. I need to confirm it's you before I send money to a Caribbean island.'"After several emails, the client was able to track down a phone and confirm her identity. "She understood and appreciated it," Failla said. "It's definitely a policy at our firm: You get an email asking for money? Verify it with the client...