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Ryan Reynolds made a triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to promote the release of a "Deadpool 2" extended cut. "For me, this is a dream come true because you get to release a film theatrically and then in the home entertainment or the DVD version, you get to actually make a completely different movie with every line being different, every joke being different, every, you know, where ever we could. Obviously, there's some overlap between the theatrical and the DVD, but it's a lot of fun because, I don't know, for me it's something I've always wanted to see in any movie," said Reynolds in an interview before speaking to a packed Hall H audience. "This process, just with the guys, you generate all this comedy and like there's so many gems that you have to choose and now we get to show them in a different way," added director David Leitch. He also dropped a few updates about the highly anticipated X-Force film, which will see Deadpool joining forces with other Marvel characters. "I would say probably just a few paces behind nowhere," he joked of the spinoff's progress. "We just finished this! So yeah, like what's below nowhere? Imagine if nowhere had a rearview mirror, OK? I'm kidding. No, no. We're getting it. Drew Goddard is working on that one and we are super excited and, you know, I imagine we're going to put pen to paper sometime when we are into post." Reynolds, who co-wrote "Deadpool 2," confirmed he will have a hand in writing the X-Force movie too. "Hopefully, yeah. Hopefully we all will. Hopefully the whole team will be back. Obviously, this is a group that not only loves working together, but just loves each other. I mean, these guys, Paul I've known for 112 years and we've been friends and we've spent so much time together so we can sort of finish each other's sentences now," he said. Co-star Zazie Beetz had news of her own. The actress, who played Domino in "Deadpool 2," shared her excitement for the upcoming "Joker" movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. "I don't really know what I can or can't say. I am really excited about this project. I think it's gonna be really cool. And it's like gritty and dark and just down my alley in that way. I think it's going to be really good, but I don't think I can say anything," she said. "Spoiler alert! Wow, I feel like I've seen it three times already," joked Reynolds. The popular Deadpool films have made over $1.5 billion worldwide. Reynolds said he still gets a kick out of messing with fans of the franchise. "I always love like driving down the street and like seeing some of the Deadpool bumper stickers in their car or something or their shirt. I just (expletive) roll down the window and say hello. That's always my favorite. Those are fun because they can't, neither of us can figure out what's happening until the moment is totally over, you know? It's a very weird, yeah, it's a weird interaction." He continued: "It's sort of like shock and then suddenly it's over. It's making love while driving, really. It's terrible. Yeah, I don't know. It's just a very strange thing. Those are always my favorite. Yeah, but Comic-Con is always… I usually like just standing out in the hotel watching all the people with the Deadpool suits and the shirts and hats and all that stuff." "Deadpool 2: Super Duper Cut" features alternate jokes, extended and deleted scenes. It will be available on blu-ray on Aug. 21. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/GetiLoop

The Barbados Coast Guard alongside the MV Dream Chaser. (social media image)

Persons on board the MV Dream Chaser for the Soca on de Seas cruise got more than they bargained for, in fact they were at sea for double the amount of time and not to double the fun. What was to be a night of partying and shelling turned into a long night and morning of waiting for the patrons on the vessel. The Soca on de Sea cruise is under the organizer 4D Entertainment. Loop failed to get a response from the organizers up to the time of posting this article but spoke with a patron whoattended the cruise. She saidonce it set sail from the Screw Dock, “the cruise was sweet,” but after hours of hype and the boat turned then people started to notice they weren’t moving. “We was on the boat, everything was cool, everything was good. Then we realised we wasn’t moving and de boat was rocking sooooo bad. So then people start to get a bit concerned, so they like start asking questions, ‘When we going back in?’ So that’s when we realised there was a problem and stuff. “They just told us they had an issue and they were calling the Coast Guard.” What people assumed would be a quick rescue turned into a long waiting game and some people's stomachs were not interested one bit. “We just wait and wait till the Coast Guard come and then the Coast Guard wasn’t getting us pulled in and they [MV Dream Chaser] gave us life jackets and they told us that they’re trying to stabalise the boat. ‘Go in the center of the vessel’. And they just weren’t getting it done, so we were just waiting and waiting. “People were vomiting and stuff from being seasick and stuff, but honestly, we just wait and wait. We fall asleep. We get back up and just wait,” she explained. She said they finally got off the boat around 6:30 am. Accordingto the Soca on de Sea flyer the cruise was to be from 8:00 pm Friday, July 20 to 12:00 am, Saturday, July 21. According to her, afterwards, some people went to the Screw Dock on the Jolly Roger and she thinks some shuttle buses took other patrons to the Screw Docks from the Flour Mill when they finally docked there. Some other patrons took to Twitter to express their concerns and keep their tweeps updated as the experience unfolded. Others even shared photos and videos of people wearing the life vests and sleeping all over the vessel as they waited. And to those who thought this was a first-time occurrence in Barbados, many people including deejays put that misconception to bed saying that they know of other party boats breaking down at sea and having to be towed in, or taking on water etcetera. They stressed that MV Dream Chaser was not the only party vessel to be in such a predicament though the reasons may differ. Loop’s attempts to get a comment from the Barbados Coast Guard and the management of the MV Dream Chaser today were futile. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:http://bit.ly/GetiLoop


Enjoy this delicious Peruvian chicken with cilantro sauce, courtesy Our Jewish Kitchen: Peruvian Chicken with Cilantro Sauce Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Resting time: 15 minutes Serves four Ingredients Chicken 3 garlic cloves chopped 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 1/2 tsps kosher salt divided 2 lemons 1 whole chicken 4-5 lbs. Cilantro Sauce 1 cup fresh cilantro 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. lime juice 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/3 cup mayonnaise Instructions 1. Preheat oven or grill to 400 degrees. 2. Mix chopped garlic, cumin, oil, paprika, pepper, oregano, 1/2 tsp salt. 3. Peel the zest from one of the lemons. Add to garlic mixture. 4. Slice zested lemon into four equal pieces. Squeeze juice from two of the quarters and remaining whole lemon. Add 2 tbsp. juice into garlic mixture. Stir to combine. 5. Place the chicken breast side down on counter or work surface with legs pointing towards you. Cut along both sides of the backbone and remove it. Save for stock if desired. Open chicken like a book and turn breast-side up. Dry chicken with paper towels. 6. Using the remaining two lemon quarters, rub chicken all over. Squeeze the juice onto the chicken, then rub it with the lemon rinds. 7. At this point, you can loosen the skin to insert part of the spice mixture underneath. Do this carefully so the skin does not tear. Or just spread part of the mixture all over the bird. Top with remaining 1 tsp. salt. 8. Put chicken into a roasting pan, skin-side up. Roast chicken for 20 minutes, then baste it with the pan juices and some of the spice mixture. Continue to baste every 20 minutes, until a thermometer inserted into the thigh meat registers 165 degrees. This should take 50-60 minutes. 10. When chicken is fully cooked, remove it to a cutting board and let it rest 15 minutes before carving. Cilantro Sauce Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until well-combined. Transfer to a bowl and chill, covered, until your serving time. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/GetiLoop

Doug Hoyte speaking at Regional Testing Day 2016. (Internet image)

Doug Hoyte was to CBC like Sir Grantley Adams is to the hundred-dollar bill; when you see one you think of or see the other. Doug Hoyte was on television screens in Barbados for decades and now that he leaves the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and Channel 8, it seems like the end of an era. Gone from the state-owned broadcast organisation as of yesterday July 20, 2018, he has left a lasting memory. Here are five times Hoyte sank his character into Barbadians’ minds and even hearts. 1. His ties When Doug Hoyte was a News Anchor his ties always captivated the audience. He was decades before Rosemary and her head-ties. His polka dot ties were always a talking-point. You couldn’t wait to watch CBC Evening News to get a glimpse of what tie Hoyte would wear. 2. His passion When he was a co-host on CBC’s Morning Barbados, he was always very fond of the Chef’s creations and he gave his tips and genuine reviews. Of course, he was almost always first to sample too. 3. His news coverage Can you remember Doug Hoyte out in the rain with his big umbrella delivering Hurricane coverage? Can you name the natural disaster and the colour of his umbrella? 4. His laugh When Doug Hoyte laughs the world laughs with him. He really laughs with his whole body and his middle jiggles. He was indeed a character and he brought smiles to many faces over the years. {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/60q8S0urals.jpg?itok=xJ_QceZ-","video_url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60q8S0urals","settings":{"responsive":1,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":1},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (Responsive, autoplaying)."]} [related node_id='2e844329-2407-45fe-bf37-3d1ebbbbd812'] 5. His creativity When he was out of his suit or shirt and tie, Bajans would always remember him leading his Small Grand Kadooment Band – the Renegades. Many a year he even took the title for Small Band of the Year. He was always out front like the King of his Band and whenever he’d crossed the stag on Kadooment Day, the CBC broadcaster would always be sure to say and “Our very own, CBC’s Doug Hoyte…” Hoyte was the General Manager at CBC from April 2016 to July 2018, but he was a staple at CBC for many decades. Too often we highlight members of this society when it’s too late. May your journey be blessed as it continues wherever Doug Hoyte.


President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell Friday. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said "I'm willing to go to 500," referring roughly to the $505.5 billion in goods imported last year from China. The administration to date has slapped tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods in a trade dispute over what it calls the nation's predatory practices. Dow futures which had already been pointing modestly lower slid sharply after the comments were aired by CNBC early Friday, indicating triple-digit losses when the market opens. The yuan dipped to a 12-month low of 6.8 to the dollar, off by 7.6 percent since mid-February. China has retaliated with duties of its own, hitting U.S. imports of soybeans and pork. The administration July 10 announced a second possible round targeting $200 billion worth of goods. Beijing vowed "firm and forceful measures" in response. Beijing is targeting sectors, like agriculture, that could harm Trump politically at home, though he said in the CNBC interview that he is seeking to do only what is fair. "I'm not doing this for politics, I'm doing this to do the right thing for our country," Trump said. "We have been ripped off by China for a long time." There is already pushback in the U.S. from businesses that will take a hit in an escalating trade war. Trump has ordered Commerce to investigate whether auto imports pose a threat to U.S. national security that would justify tariffs or other trade restrictions. Earlier this year, he used national security as a justification for taxing imported steel and aluminum. Auto tariffs would escalate global trade tension dramatically: The U.S. last year imported $192 billion in vehicles and $143 billion in auto parts — figures that dwarf last year's $29 billion in steel and $23 billion in aluminum imports. In the same interview, taped Thursday at the White House, Trump broke with a long-standing tradition at the White House and voiced displeasure about recent actions at the U.S. Federal Reserve. Both political and economic officials believe that the central bank needs to operate free of political pressure from the White House or elsewhere to properly manage interest rate policy. Last month, the Fed raised its benchmark rate for a second time this year and projected two more increases in 2018. Its rate hikes are meant to prevent the economy from overheating and igniting high inflation. But rate increases also make borrowing costlier for households and companies and can weaken the pace of growth. In particular, the Fed's most recent rate hikes could dilute some of the benefit of the tax cuts Trump signed into law last year.

Australia based BHP has made a discovery off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. On Wednesday, BHP revealed in its operational review for the financial year ended, June 30, the deep-water Victoria-1 well exploration off Trinidad and Tobago had encountered gas. According to carried in Upstream Online, the well was drilled using the drillship Transocean Deepwater Invictus in Block 5 and adds to BHP’s 2016 LeClercMiocene-aged gas find. It added that following the completion of operations at Victora-1, the drillship will be moved to spud the Bongos prospect in northern Trinidad and Tobago. Upstream Online also reported that BHP announced another find on Wednesday at the Samurai-2 exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico. Former Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine said this find shows that the work done between 2011 to 2015 to open the deepwater to exploration is bearing fruit for T&T. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:http://bit.ly/GetiLoop


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