Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in the teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character, in the blockbuster action film Transformers, which became her breakout role. Fox reprised her role in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In 2009, she starred in the black comedy horror film Jennifer's Body. In 2014, Fox starred as April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, reprised the role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Fox is considered a sex symbol and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone, FHM. Megan Fox was born on May 16, 1986 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to parents Gloria Darlene and Franklin Thomas Fox, she spent her early childhood in nearby Rockwood. Fox's father, a parole officer, her mother divorced when Fox was three years old.
Her mother remarried, Fox and her sister were raised by her mother and her stepfather, Tony Tonachio. She was raised "very Pentecostal", but attended Catholic school for 12 years, she said that the two were "very strict" and that she was not allowed to have a boyfriend or invite friends to her house. She lived with her mother. Fox began her training in dance and drama in Kingston, Tennessee, she attended a dance class at the community center there and was involved in Kingston Elementary School's chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team. At age 10, after moving to St. Petersburg, Fox continued her training; when she was 13 years old, Fox began modeling after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina. At age 17, she tested out of school via correspondence in order to move to California. Fox spoke about her time in school, stating that in middle school she was bullied and had to eat lunch in the bathroom to avoid being "pelted with ketchup packets".
She said that the problem was not her looks, but that she had "always gotten along better with boys" and that "rubbed some people the wrong way". Fox said that she was never popular in high school, that "everyone hated me, I was a total outcast, my friends were always guys, I have a aggressive personality, girls didn't like me for that. I've had only one great girlfriend my whole life". In the same interview, she mentions that she hated school and has "never been a big believer in formal education" and that "the education I was getting seemed irrelevant. So, I was sort of checked out on that part of it". At 15, Fox made her acting debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun, as spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart, released direct-to-DVD on November 20, 2001. In the next several years, she guest-starred on What I Like About You and Two and a Half Men, as well as being an uncredited extra in Bad Boys II. In 2004, she made her film debut in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen co-starring opposite Lindsay Lohan, playing the supporting role of Carla Santini, a rival of Lola.
Fox was cast in a regular role on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski, replacing Nicole Paggi. Fox appeared in seasons 2 to 3, until the show was cancelled by ABC in May 2006. In 2007, Fox won the lead female role of Mikaela Banes in the 2007 live-action film Transformers, based on the toy and cartoon saga of the same name. Fox played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character Sam Witwicky. Fox was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the category of "Breakthrough Performance", was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, she had signed on for two more Transformers sequels, reprising her role as Mikaela in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. There was some controversy surrounding Fox's appearance while filming the sequel when Michael Bay, the film's director, ordered the actress to gain 10 pounds; the film was released worldwide on June 24, 2009. Fox was to star in the third installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but was not included because of her statements comparing working under director Bay to working for Hitler.
Bay said in June 2009 that Fox was fired on orders of executive producer Steven Spielberg, a claim Spielberg challenged. In 2009, Fox had her first lead role since the Transformers series. In April 2009, she began filming Jonah Hex, in which she portrayed Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and Jonah Hex's love interest; the film was released on June 18, 2010. Despite receiving top billing, Fox described her role in the film as being a cameo. Jonah Hex was a critical and commercial failure in the U. S. with its international distribution cancelled after its poor performance. The film was named the "worst picture of the year" by the Houston Film Critics Society. Fox starred alongside Mickey Rourke in Passion Play; the film's poor reception at the Toronto Film festival led to its conventional theatrical distribution being bypassed for a direct-to-video release, with only two screens showing the film to fulfill contractual obligations. Mickey Rourke remarked. Another terrible movie." Fox was the voice of the Hawaiian spinner dolphins in the Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphins, a 3D documentary film.
XHNLT-FM is a radio station on 96.1 FM that serves the Laredo, United States and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico border area. It is an owned-and-operated station of Radio Fórmula. XHNLT-FM broadcasts in HD. XENLT-AM 1000 received its concession on May 22, 1985, it was owned by Radio Mil del Norte, S. A. de C. V. and was a daytimer with 1,000 watts. Radio Fórmula acquired it in 1997 and increased power in 1998, adding nighttime service at 100 watts; the concessionaire changed from Radio Fórmula del Norte to Radio Transmisora del Pacífico in 2016. In 2017, XENLT was granted an AM-FM migration as XHNLT-FM on 96.1 MHz. XHNLT signed on at 2:07 pm on March 5, 2018 and formally began operations on April 23; the FM station offers three total subchannels, including the national Segunda Cadena feed and the Trión musical format. XENLT-AM shut down April 2019, after the required year of simulcasting. Query the FCC's AM station database for XENLT Radio-Locator Information on XENLT Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for XENLT
HAX Accelerator is a seed accelerator focused on hardware startups based in Shenzhen and San Francisco. The program selects startups for investment and offers on-site support and mentoring in exchange for equity over a period of 111 days and 8 weeks. HAX was the first accelerator in the world to focus on hardware startups, leveraging its unique access to Shenzhen's ecosystem; as of June 2017, about 90% of its startup investments were from overseas, with 50% from USA, 25% from Europe, 10% from China and 15% from the rest of the world. Founded in 2011 by Cyril Ebersweiler and Sean O'Sullivan, the roots of the HAX Accelerator program took hold when another accelerator program, CHINA-AXLR8R was born in Dalian, China in 2009; the summer program produced two promising startups. Cyril Ebersweiler recognized that the opportunity to "accelerate" hardware startups had arrived, thanks to the gradual opening of Shenzhen's supply chain; the first HAX Accelerator program ran in Shenzhen from March to June 2012.
HAX Accelerator is an accelerator program focused on hardware development. The development part of the program takes place in Shenzhen, close to the supply chain and factory ecosystem available there. In addition to the on-site program, startups receive a $100,000 investment, in exchange for 10% equity. Over 111 days, startups focus on improving their product positioning and strategy, iterate on prototypes, prepare for manufacturing, launch with media and, they manufacture and distribute it. Mentors assist the startups in practical areas of business like executive coaching, graphic design and packaging design, factory sourcing, distribution. Twice a week, companies receive feedback from mentors and peers. At the end of the program the startup presents the final product to investors and raise further capital. HAX Accelerator companies receive up to $200k in matching funds from the SOSV Hardware scaling fund; the HAX Growth program based is San Francisco prepares hardware startups for scaling their distribution, via mentoring and introductions to buyers at global retailers.
The Growth program runs twice a year for 8 weeks. There is no cash investment associated. Startups join the program in exchange for 2% equity. Startups are selected among hundreds of applicants, by applying online with a prototype or product targeting a large market with a major competitive advantage; this advantage is derived from software or science. As of June 2017, over 200 startups have participated in the HAX Accelerator programs. Among notable startups are: Makeblock, a Shenzhen-based STEM robotics company that raised over $36M at a $200M valuation. Several robotics companies such as Simbe Robotics and Rovenso 11 startups who raised over $1M on Kickstarter including CHIP, Kokoon and more. M5Stack, a Shenzhen-based company making stackable product development toolkits based on ESP32, targeting applications such as STEM Learning and IoT. In 2017, the founder of M5Stack, Jimmy Lai, received a seed round investment from HAX and founded M5Stack. Official website