TikTok is Breeding a New Batch of Child Stars. Psychologists Say What Comes Next Won’t Be Pretty.

first_imgMany child celebrities turn to drug use and alcohol because of their need to satisfy an addiction to fame. “You get a physiological reward when people like you. It triggers your reward system. And so if you lose that, then you start looking for other means of triggering that,” Rutledge said, explaining that becoming addicted to fame leaves you “vulnerable” to other drugs.  These influencer-celebrities are at risk for the same challenges faced by traditional Hollywood child stars, made infamous by the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, and Michael Jackson.  Both Rutledge and Mc Mahon compared this phenomenon to the experience of a singer performing for a stadium of fans. They become high off of that energy. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Mc Mahon said of fame.  The most-followed creator on TikTok, Charli D’Amelio, turned 16 on May 1. Loren Gray, whom D’Amelio recently overtook for the top spot on the short-form video platform, turned 18 in April. While the advent of social media apps like TikTok and Instagram have given the world more ways to connect, it’s also changed the meaning of fame and reshaped the path to becoming a celebrity. Perhaps most notably is the fact that everyday children are so easily vaulted into the spotlight with little predictability. Experts warn that these young influencers will face the typical hurdles of child fame, but with the additional complication of real-time social media surveillance by millions and an algorithmically programmed addiction to the instant gratification of a never-ending barrage of notifications.  “Your ability to assess risk, your ability to make some cognitive judgments to plan ahead — all of those things are cognitive skills that develop over that period of time,” said media psychologist Pamela Rutledge, PhD, speaking about the period of life before 25, before the “rational” part of the brain is fully developed. Experiencing fame during adolescence, Rutledge said, makes it even harder for celebrities to keep a handle on reality. “Everyone wants to be famous. But in fact, for most of us, that’s not the real world.”  … But at the end of the night, they go back to their hotel room, and they’re often alone. “There’s always a risk if there’s that vulnerability, if you really are feeding off that fandom as something that’s fueling you rather than a fueling of a sort of a larger life goal that you have,” Rutledge said.  In 1968, Andy Warhol predicted that in the future, “everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.”  He was right, and that was before TikTok, where all it takes to blow up is an iPhone and a pretty face. But Warhol couldn’t have predicted that TikTok’s algorithm would quickly sweep up a huge group of children, making them some of the most famous people in the world in the blink of an eye. The young age of the app’s biggest stars was on full display amid recent drama, as D’Amelio and Chase Hudson, 18, fought over their relationship publicly on Twitter. A series of tweets from both of them implicated other TikTok megastars in the saga, too, including Josh Richards, 18, and Nessa Barrett, 17.  … Read the whole story: Insider More of our Members in the Media > …last_img read more

PSA Norway Inspects Ocean Vanguard Stability. Finds Room for Improvement

first_imgOn 28 and 29 May 2013, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of Diamond Offshore in connection with the stability, buoyancy and ballasting of Ocean Vanguard rig.The objective of the audit was to verify that Diamond Offshore had good systems for stability, buoyancy and ballasting in accordance with regulatory requirements.No non-conformities were identified. Improvement points were identified in connection with: risk analyses; stability calculations; use of bolsters; documentation of training.[mappress]Press Release, July 1, 2013last_img read more

UPDATED: JOC, Antwerp XL and ESTA cancel events

first_imgThe JOC event was scheduled to take place from April 27-29 in New Orleans. In a statement, JOC said: “Given the deteriorating situation regarding the spread of Covid-19, unfortunately it is necessary to cancel Breakbulk & Project Cargo [conference].“This decision was made following recent guidance from health officials and in light of the rapid growth in global cases of Covid-19 over the past few days, as well as increasing travel restrictions and other circumstances. This decision has been made with input from our customers and partners and we are very grateful for their support in what has been a very difficult decision.”Meanwhile, Antwerp XL said: “Following the news on March 10 that the World Health Organisation revised its classification of Covid-19 to global pandemic status and that the Belgian government consequently recommended all indoor events (over 1,000 people) should be cancelled, we have been forced to cancel the April 21-23 2020 edition of Antwerp XL.”Antwerp XL will now take place from September 15-17.ESTA’s spring meetings and awards dinner, due to take place in Amsterdam on April 23 and 24, will also be rescheduled. According to ESTA, the organisation is hoping to find new dates during the autumn. Last week, HLPFI reported that the Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) will be postponed until June 17-18. That event was scheduled to take place from April 1-2 at the GRB Convention Center in Houston, USA.Intermodal South America 2020, which was due to take place this week in Brazil, has also been postponed to later in the year. www.joc-breakbulk.comwww.antwerpxl.com www.estaeurope.eulast_img read more

Donaire defends title vs Magdaleno

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Donaire defends title vs Magdaleno ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire Jr. is confident he’ll be keeping his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight belt after he squares off with American Jessie Magdaleno today at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.The Talibon, Bohol-native Donaire said that, while he respects the ability and skills of Magdaleno, he is optimistic he can keep his title belt as his opponent “is too predictable.”“Magdaleno is very talented and he has a good amount of speed and a good amount of power,” Donaire said. “As I looked to study him he has pretty good pop and lateral movement and speed. I’m excited to be fighting him.”“I love the challenge but I think that my experience is going to be a big, key factor,” he added. “He has never faced anyone who can punch like I do or move like I can. He’s in the big leagues now. He’s more of a textbook fighter and easy to read.”The 24-year-old Las Vegas-native Magdaleno, for his part, said he believes he can score a win against the one-time Boxer of the Year awardee Donaire since the latter is already old and is past his prime.“Nonito is a fighter who still has the punching power despite his age, but he will face a younger fighter who will be ready – with quick reflexes, speed and punching power,” Magdaleno said.“I don’t think it’s going to be his night. It’s going to be mine – because I feel for this fight I’m coming in there at my best, it’s the perfect time,” he added. “I am young and I am hungry to win the championship.”Donaire has an impressive 37-3-0 win-loss-draw ring record, including 24 wins by way of stoppages. He has won his last four matches since a defeat to Nicholas Walters in 2012.Magdaleno, on the other hand, has a clean 23-0-0 slate with 17 KO wins. His last two victories, all by knockouts, came at the expense of Filipino boxers Vergel Nebran and Rey Perez./PNlast_img read more

From the Desk of Vince McKee ” Official NBA Finals Prediction”

first_img Vince McKee Related Topics2016 NBA FinalsCleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriors NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – As someone who has written two books on the Cavaliers, and a die hard life long fan, it almost pains me to make this prediction, but as any writer should, I’m going with my head over my heart when I say Warriors in 7. I simply don’t see either team being able to win two games in a row in this series. They are far too good. I see Golden State winning tonight, and then rotating wins the rest of the way.There is no doubt in my mind that Cleveland is much better than then were last year, with a deeper bench and all around talent. Like in any great matchup however, I look at coaching, and Steve Kerr is the more superior coach to Tyronn Lue. On top of that, Lue has not proven he can get his team to play consistent defense the way Blatt could.I’m also concerned about open three points shots, the Cavs give up way too many three point shots and unlike the Raptors, the Warriors WILL nail them.Now trust me, I pray that I’m wrong, I hope that I’m wrong. But if the Cavs lose tonight, I cannot see them winning 4 of the next 6. I can also see this being it for the Warriors. As in, they win this year and then never again under the Curry reign. He reminds me a lot of Isiah Thomas. As we recall, Thomas won two straight then gave way to the Jordan era. I can see that occurring here, Curry finishing the back to back, then seeing the Cavs and James win three straight starting next year, all in dominant fashion.Here’s hoping I’m wrong.Go Cavs!Vince last_img read more