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Why Kayla Cromer deserves an Emmy nod for her groundbreaking turn in Everything’s Gonna Be Okay



Kayla Cromer deserves an Emmy

Her performance as an autistic teen grieving the loss of her father doesn’t just mark an important step forward for TV. It’s full of nuance, hilarity, and heartbreak.

“What if I can really change the industry?”

Kayla Cromer wondered this, as she told Teen Vogue in January, while weighing the power of what’s become a breakout role in Freeform’s Everything’s Gonna Be Okay. But the 22-year-old actress, who is on the autism spectrum, didn’t quite leap at the opportunity to play a nuanced, flawed autistic lead TV character — quite the rarity across American TV and film — because she was worried about being typecast. She knew — knows — she could play neurotypical roles, too.

But take the role she did, and audiences for the critically acclaimed hit created by Josh Thomas ought to be grateful. Not only is Cromer’s character groundbreaking, but her performance is revelatory — a disarming mix of sweet, sad, and sharply funny that would deserve awards consideration regardless of its social impact.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay follows Nicholas (Thomas) as he moves from Australia to the U.S. to care for his two adolescent half-sisters after the death of their father. Cromer plays eldest Matilda, whose life in many ways resembles any high school student’s. She and sister Genevieve (Maeve Press) are, in the early-going of the show, largely defined by their experiences with grief, mourning the loss of their dad and struggling to adjust to the strange new day-to-day rhythms instituted by Nicholas and, to a lesser extent, his boyfriend Alex (Adam Faison). The show introduces itself in its first few installments by observing how this new kind of family unit constructs itself, growing pains and all.

As Matilda, Cromer immediately emerges as a fierce, funny performer. The gaps in social cues between herself and Nicholas, particularly, make for terrific comedy, and the actress mines the depths of her character’s conflicted sadness with impressive range.

But then Everything’s Gonna Be Okay goes to some more surprising places — particularly, in its uncommonly rigorous and empathic treatment of Matilda’s sexuality. Working off loads of research, Thomas and his writers created an arc for the character that challenged on-screen depictions of autistic teens in a sort of bluntly liberating way — and gave Cromer ever more juicy material to work with. (Some light spoilers to follow.)

The multi-episode storyline begins when Matilda loses her virginity to a male schoolmate who takes advantage of her while drunk. The scene is tough to watch, but no less agonizing than the muted fallout: Matilda attempting to bury the trauma and save face, in order to prove her maturity and “normalcy.” Her sister chastises her for putting herself in the situation at all, and challenges her to face it. But in Cromer’s hands, we see the turmoil of a young woman trying desperately to experiment and explore without fear or shame. To see her family come to her rescue, in a way that she doesn’t necessarily welcome, proves quietly heartbreaking.

But Matilda isn’t boxed into any kind of sentimental subplot, either. From here, the show totally throws away the rulebook. One episode depicts an attempted threesome between Matilda and two other autistic characters in the show, both of whom are crushing on her hard. (One is male, the other female.) It’s a marvelous take on teenage sexuality in general, as the trio negotiate boundaries and desires with clarity and excitement. Against the backdrop of Nicholas — again, Matilda’s guardian — all but willing this to happen, it’s also brilliantly awkward. Cromer anchors the scene marvelously, as Matilda asserts what she wants and how.

Indeed Matilda is, at times, a very self-centered character. She is, like any teenager, in a position of figuring out who she is and pursuing that — even at the expense, perhaps, of those in her path. It’s high time a character on the spectrum received this kind of depth. In the season finale, Matilda and the gang travel to New York, as a kind of trial run to see if she can handle life in the Big Apple while attending college at Julliard — to which she was just accepted. Her experience is frustrating, exhilarating, disappointing, and maybe, in the end, a little crushing. But watching Cromer’s face on that subway car, you see a determination that won’t quit. That goes both for this galvanizingly fresh character, and for a performance that reveals new layers by the episode. That’ll be surely true when the recently-ordered season 2 comes around — and until then, it’s your move, Television Academy.

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Springfield, Mo., March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the 21 years since Former President Clinton first recognized March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, there has never been a more critical time for Americans to get screened for colorectal cancer. On March 1, 2021, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and their families sent out a national statement declaring March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, urging the public to get screened. Based on modeling studies released in late 2020, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) says it’s expecting an excess of 10,000 deaths from colon and breast cancers over the next decade, due in part to a lack of preventive screening during COVID-19. This March, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization, is urging the public to get screened through a national awareness campaign called “No Excuses.”

“We passionately raise awareness each March, but this year it’s different because there are even more lives at stake,” said Fight CRC President Anjee Davis. “We know patients have avoided their screenings due to the pandemic, which will result in more cases and, unfortunately, deaths. Our message is clear this year: No excuses. Get screened!”

Carrying the message are 24 Fight Colorectal Cancer Ambassadors whose faces will appear in a campaign running in Times Square March 1-8. In addition to the media campaign, Fight CRC is involved in several events designed to raise awareness and rally the community. On Feb. 26-28, several Fight CRC advocates golfed alongside PGA TOUR Champions during the 2021 Cologuard Classic in Tucson, Arizona. On March 15, the organization will launch its annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress, to a digital audience. On March 23, Fight CRC is partnering with the newly launched Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatolosists (ABGH) to host an online event to highlight the importance of screening for Black Americans in the COVID-19 era.

Throughout March, Fight CRC will be sharing stories of survivors, caregivers, and loved ones on its blog, social media channels, and podcast to encourage those 45 or older, or anyone with an increased risk or those spotting signs and symptoms, to get screened. The organization will be also be encouraging advocates to post a #StrongArmSelfie on social media; $1 per post will be donated to Fight CRC.

When it comes to colorectal cancer screening, patients have options. There are several non-invasive, at-home screening options in addition to colonoscopy.

“The best test is the one that gets done,” said Lisa C. Richardson, M.D., MPH, Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) and member of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Health Equity Committee. For more information about screening, visit

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Cheese Wrap Market has great opportunities in the forecast period 2020-2030



Covina CA, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High time to think before eating cheese! These cheese wraps are gluten free, low carbs and keto dieter’s dream:

The Global Cheese Market accounted for 2020- US$8.7Mn and is estimated to be 2030- US$19.7Mn and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 8.7%. Hence global cheese wrap market is expected to increase significantly during the forecast period. Keto-approved, lightly baked sheets of cheese that can be wrapped, stuffed, rolled, melted, crisped and baked to perfection are launched for the diet lovers.

The report ” Global Cheese Wrap Market, By Source (Buffalo Milk, Goat Milk and Others), By Cheese Type (Cheddar, Parmesan, Jarlsberg and Others), By Distribution Channel (Supermarket and Hypermarket, Specialty Stores and Others) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) – Market Trends, Analysis, and Forecast till 2030”

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On April 14th, 2020 Crystal farms launched the cheese wrap containing low-carb and naturally lactose- and gluten-free content.
On May 4th, 2020 Folios launched Folios cheese wrap for keto dieters.

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Analyst View:

Increasing concerns among the population regarding health might boost the market, as it is present with less carbs and high source of protein. These wraps are Keto and Atkins friendly, with gluten free and lactose free which are beneficial for the health. Considering all the above mentioned points this market can progressively increase in the forecast period. Local players in the region can increase the production which drives the growth of the cheese wrap market.

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The Global Cheese Market accounted for 2020- US$8.7Mn and is estimated to be 2030- US$19.7Mn by 2030 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of XX%. The Global Cheese Wrap Market is segmented based on the cheese type, distribution, and region.

By Cheese type, the Global Cheese Wrap Market is segmented into Cheddar, Parmesan, Jarlsberg and Others.
By Distribution Channel, the Global Cheese Wrap Market is segmented in Supermarket and Hypermarket, Specialty Stores, Online Stores and Others
By region, the Global Cheese Wrap Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

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The key players operating in the Global Cheese Wrap Market include Crystal farms dairy co., Folios.

The market provides detailed information regarding the industrial base, productivity, strengths, manufacturers, and recent trends which will help companies enlarge the businesses and promote financial growth. Furthermore, the report exhibits dynamic factors including segments, sub-segments, regional marketplaces, competition, dominant key players, and market forecasts. In addition, the market includes recent collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships along with regulatory frameworks across different regions impacting the market trajectory. Recent technological advances and innovations influencing the global market are included in the report.

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Lionel Messi Biography



Lionel Messi Biography

Lionel Messi is an Argentinian footballer widely regarded as one of the greatest players of the modern generation. He plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He has won FIFA world player of the year four times (a record already). He has often been described as Diego Maradona’s successor because of his prolific goal scoring record and ability to dribble past opponents.“I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius, and he can become an even better player.”

His potential is limitless, and I think he’s got everything it takes to become Argentina’s greatest player.”

– Diego Maradona

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Lionel Messi was born, 24 June 1987, in Rosario, Argentina to a working-class family. His father was a factory steel worker, and his mother a cleaner.

He began playing from an early age, and his talent was soon apparent. However, at the age of 11, Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). This was a condition that stunted growth and required expensive medical treatment, including the use of the drug Human growth hormone.








His local club, River Plate were interested in signing Messi but didn’t want to pay for his medical treatment. However, Messi was given a trial with Barcelona, and coach Carles Rexach was impressed – offering Messi a contract (written on a paper napkin!) which included paying for Messi’s treatment in Spain. Messi moved to Barcelona with his father and became part of the prestigious FC Barcelona youth academy.

“I made a lot of sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream. That’s why I didn’t go out partying, or do a lot of other things.”

– Lionel Messi


Messi progressed through the ranks and was given his first appearance in the 2004/05 season becoming the youngest player to score a league goal. In 2006, Messi was part of the double winning team which won both La Liga (Spanish League) and Champions League. By next season, (2006-07) aged just 20, Messi was the first choice striker and an essential part of the Barcelona team – scoring 14 goals in 26 league games.

In the 2009-10 season, Messi scored 47 goals in all competitions, equalling Ronaldo’s record total for Barcelona. As the seasons have progressed, Messi kept improving and breaking his own records. In the calendar year of 2012, he broke the all-time world record for most goals scored in a calendar year. His final total of goals in 2012 was 91 – beating the previous record of 85 by German Gerd Muller, and Pele’s milestone of 75 in 1958.

“My record stood for 40 years – 85 goals in a year – and now the best player in the world has broken it, and I’m delighted for him. He is an incredible player, gigantic.”

– Gerd Muller

At the start of 2013, in club football, Messi has scored 292 goals from a total of 359 appearances, and in international football, 31 goals from 76 appearances.

At the end of 2012, Messi turned down a very lucrative offer to play for an unnamed Russian side. It would have given Messi a salary of €20 million a year and made Messi the most expensive player in the world (Barcelona would have been paid €250 million). He turned down the offer because he was unsure if he would be playing in major European championships and the difficulties in moving to Russia. Instead, he signed a contract with Barcelona until the end of 2018. When asked about moving to the English Premier League, Messi revealed his sense of commitment to Barcelona.

Barcelona is my life. They have brought me to where I am today. I could not leave, I don’t want to leave. I know the Premier League is very good. But I cannot see myself playing in England because my heart is with Barcelona, always.”

– Lionel Messi

International Career

Because Messi was brought up in Spain, since he was 11 years old, he has Spanish nationality. In 2004, he was offered the chance to play for Spain’s Under 20 side, but Messi decided to play for Argentina, the country of his birth. He led Argentina to victory in the 2005 FIFA Youth Championship. Messi made his full international debut in August 2005, during a friendly against Hungary. In his first game, Messi was sent off for allegedly elbowing a player. The decision was contentious and not in keeping with Messi’s style of play which is generally clean and in the spirit of fair play; he has very rarely been accused of diving.

In 2006, he participated in the World Cup, becoming Argentina’s youngest player to play in the world cup. Argentina were eliminated in the quarter-finals. In 2008, he won an Olympic gold medal for Argentina in football at the Beijing Olympics. Initially, Barcelona had not allowed him permission to play, but new coach Pep Guardiola allowed him time off.

In the 2010 World Cup, Messi wore the number 10 shirt and played well to help Argentina reach the quarter-finals, but Messi struggled to score, and Argentina disappointingly lost 4-0 to Germany in the quarter-final. Messi has admitted he is desperate to play in a world cup final. Success for Messi in the World Cup would be the last test of greatness. Pele, by contrast, was part of Brazil’s three times winning World Cup side ’58, ’62 and ’70.

Messi is widely regarded as one of the most exciting players of the modern age – in fact, any age. He has a peerless ability to dribble and take on opponents. Maradona has described his ball control as supremely good. “The ball stays glued to his foot; I’ve seen great players in my career, but I’ve never seen anyone with Messi’s ball control.” Messi has said he wishes to retain the joy of how a child plays football

“I have changed nothing, my style of play is still that of a child. I know that above all it is my job and that I should approach it in another way, but one must not lose sight of the fact that football is a game. It is imperative one plays to amuse oneself, to be happy. That is what children do and I do the same thing.” (total Barca)

– Lionel Messi

After winning the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in January 2013, Messi said:

“To tell you the truth this is really quite unbelievable. The fourth award that I have had is just too great for words. ” (BBC)

Messi and Ronaldo

Messi has often been compared to prolific Real Madrid goalscorer Christiano Ronaldo, but both have been keen to downplay the rivalry.

“Messi has his personality and I have mine. He has his game and I have mine. I also play in a big club like him. We are different in every aspect. But right now, he is the best.”

Christiano Ronaldo, in September 2011

Messi’s goalscoring record


Source: Christopher Johnson, Barcelona FC. CC-SA-2.5

By any standards, Messi’s goal scoring record is exceptional. By June 2019, he has scored 419 goals in 445 official matches for Barcelona FC.

    • In 2012/13, Messi set an all-time world record of scoring in 21 consecutive games (33 goals from 21 games)
    • He holds the Guinness World Record for most goals in a calendar year – 91 goals during 2012.
    • He is the only player to score in four consecutive Champions League campaigns.
    • His international record for Argentina is 68 goals from 133 appearances.

Messi major honours


  • Spanish La Liga title(*10) : 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Spanish Cup (*6) – Copa del Rey
  • Supercopa de España (*6)
  • UEFA Champions League (*4) : 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014-15
  • UEFA Super Cup (*3)
  • FIFA Club World Cup (3)


  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2008
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005
  • 2006 World Cup – QF
  • 2010 World Cup – QF
  • 2014 World Cup – Runners-up.
  • 2018 World Cup

Wealth and income

Messi has frequently been the target of other football clubs with big transfer budgets, but he has remained loyal to Barcelona FC. He is one of the highest paid footballers in the world. His base salary is estimated at €40 million per year. His combined income 2018 from all sources was €126m. This made him the highest paid sports star – according to Forbes. From 2018, his weekly salary from Barcelona is $667,000 per week.

Private life

By the standards of modern football, Messi has a relatively private and modest lifestyle. He makes efforts to keep links to his hometown of Rosario. He has an Argentinian girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo, and they have two children. His first child Thiago was born in November 2012.


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Messi acts as an ambassador for Unicef, and also runs his own charitable foundation – supporting access to education and sport for children. Because of his own expensive medical treatment, he has also helped Argentinian hospitals with paying for similar treatment to his own.

World Cup 2014

Many commentators have stated that Lionel Messi has performed at his best in all competitions, except the World Cup. In both the 2006 and 2010 World Cup, Argentina were knocked out in the quarter-finals, with Messi not at his best.

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is an opportunity for Messi to make an impact on the highest stage of them all. In the opening game against, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Messi scored a great goal to give Argentina a winning start. He scored four goals to help Argentina reach the World Cup Final. In the final, Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany. Messi was awarded ‘Golden Ball’ player of the tournament, though the decision was not universally supported. After the tournament, Messi replied:

“I do not care about the Golden Ball. I am just upset by the wasted chances. We had the best chances. We knew we could not dominate the game but we knew what we wanted to do. Right now I do not care about my prize. I just wanted to lift the cup and bring it to Argentina. The pain is very great.”

In June 2016, a very disappointed Messi announced his retirement from international football, after missing a penalty as Argentina got knocked out of the Copa America final. However, Messi later reversed his decision, saying he loved playing for Argentina too much, and “I see there are many problems in Argentinian football and I don’t intend to create another one.”

However, Messi returned to international football and led Argentina in the 2018 World Cup. Despite carrying the weight of expectation of a nation, the World Cup was considered a great dissappointment. However, in the 2018/19 season Messi returned to his usual scintillating performance with Barcelona.

Published 10 January 2018. Last updated 10 December 2019.


  • Full name Lionel Andrés Messi
  • Date of birth 24 June 1987 (1987-06-24)
  • Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
  • Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Playing Position: Forward
  • Total club appearances 684. Total Goals 578 (Dec. 2018)
  • Total international appearances 151. Total Goals 81 (Dec. 2018)
  • La Liga titles with Barcelona (9)
  • UEFA Champions League (4) 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • FIFA Ballon d’Or/Ballon d’Or (5)
  • Guinness World Record as top goalscorer for club and country in a calendar year: 91 goals in 2012

Citation: Pettinger, Tejvan. “Biography of Lionel Messi”, Oxford, UK. First published 26 June 2012. Last updated 26 June 2019.

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