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Exorcist: The Beginning Ending Explained: The Spot Where Lucifer Fell

The two "Exorcist" prequels, "Exorcist: The Beginning" and "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist," offer something that may be unique in the whole of cinema; a strange case of one actor playing the same character in two different versions of the same film shot back-to-back. Oh, and the first version was only released after the second proved a total dog. It's a story of epic studio interference that makes the tacked-on ending William Peter Blatty was forced to shoot for "The Exorcist III" seem like a minor tweak. Morgan Creek studio head James G. Robinson was the person responsible for that change, and he one-upped himself when it came to the prequel. After two directors parted company with the project, he hired Paul...

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Is there a high demand for driver’s license tests in new languages?

Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Jess L. Anderson, left, and Sen. Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake City, speak before a press conference announcing the new statute in which Utah’s Driver License Division will now provide the driver’s license test in the top languages spoken throughout the state at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.Laura Seitz, Deseret News Demand for driver's license tests in new languages is high as the Utah Legislature considers a bill that would further expand the test's language options.The Utah Department of Public Safety said about 800 individuals have requested to take the test in a language other than English since Jan. 2, when the Driver License Division began offering the test in Spanish, Tongan,...

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Lessons in plain language from federal government’s bad ‘report card’

The average writing grade for 21 executive branch agencies was C in 2022 according to the Center for Plain Language’s Federal Plain Language Report Card. Despite a history of eloquent speeches delivered by some of its chief executives, the federal government isn’t exactly known for top-notch communications. Indeed, most people think “federal government” and imagine “mind-numbingly boring.” That’s too bad, given the scope and importance of its activities and the vast amount of data and information it makes public. Shouldn’t federal government websites understand audience needs; use plain, credible, jargon-free writing; and provide readers with logical structure and content, compelling and clear information design, and easy-to-use navigation? Sure. Yet the average writing grade for 21 executive branch agencies was C in 2022, down from B-minus...

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Enhance Learning of Science through Reading Integration

Whenever I transitioned from being a 3rd grade teacher who taught all subjects (including ELAR) to just 5th grade science, it shifted my instructional day. I had devoted so much time to reading instruction to guide my students toward becoming successful readers that l wanted to continue to see the same growth and success with my students in science. Although I was not held accountable for my students in reading, I knew how beneficial exposure to texts that connect with content was necessary due to the nature of reading abilities I would encounter. I also knew my students would take assessments on science topics involving comprehension of text and material at the state level.  With this in mind, we have...

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10 Best HR Books For Professionals To Upgrade Their Human Resource Management Game

The best HR books do exist. They aren’t hidden anywhere by a secretive HR society. They are right here, on this page. And they can become vitally important tools for you to promote employee wellness and transform not only your mindset but also the whole three-word game, namely, human resource management. See how below. Books on HRM: Can They Really Become Game Changers? Short answer: They can and they do (if you act, not just read them). Long answer:  It’s worth emphasizing that reading by itself is an advantageous activity that can contribute greatly to your collection of habits for highly effective HR management. It develops critical thinking and reasoning skills, wakes up your creative genius, improves vocabulary, and makes...

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