UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Almazan, though, alleviated concerns regarding his health by giving a thumbs up on his way out. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Almazan overcame his sickness and churned out 13 points and 14 rebounds in the victory as his presence more than made up for the absence of Beau Belga, who served a one-game suspension.“Raymond was sick, but since Beau wasn’t here, he forced himself to play,” shared ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Surprisingly, even when he’s down with a sickness, his rebounding really helped us in today’s game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnfortunately for Almazan, playing through it took its toll as he be stretchered out of the dugout.Team officials disclosed that the former Letran big man suffered from dehydration and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan. View comments Raymond Almazan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNot even a bad case of flu could stop Raymond Almazan from playing.Fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, the lanky big man gave it his all and delivered for the Elasto Painters in their 92-88 win over Star on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
Bengaluru, Jul 13 (PTI) JSW Bengaluru FC today revealed its plans of a full-fledged residential academy at the JSW Township in Vijayanagar, Bellary. The announcement was made at a press conference addressed by club COO Mustafa Ghouse, CTO Mandar Tamhane and new Head of Youth Development John Kila at the club offices at the Bangalore Football Stadium. The club will conduct trials in five different locations across the country – Bengaluru, Kerala, Mizoram, Punjab and Chandigarh – in the Under-16 (January 2000 to December 2003) and Under-18 (January 1998 to December 1999) age categories. The shortlisted players will then be put through a final round of trials in Bengaluru after which the selected players will relocate to the academy in Bellary. The Bengaluru leg of trials will be held from July 23 to July 30 at the Bangalore Football Stadium and interested players can register and obtain further information on the official BFC website,www.bengalurufc.com or on the clubs social media platforms. The dates of trials at the other venues will be announced shortly. The fully-funded youth development program, which will be overseen by Kila, will provide for the players accommodation, education and nutrition. “Youth Development has always been a part of the clubs philosophy and a residential academy is something weve wanted to put in place for quite a while now. John (Kila) comes with a rich experience of having implemented youth programs at various clubs and we are sure that under his guidance, our youngsters will progress through the ranks and make it to the clubs first team and in time, the Indian National Football Team as well,” said Ghouse. With licensed coaches, physiotherapists, professionals in strength and conditioning and sports science, the BFC Academy will work in tandem with the clubs first team. With regards to the infrastructure, the facility comprises a full-length sand-based football pitch equipped with floodlights, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. Kila, meanwhile, expressed his excitement at the project. “It is a privilege to be a part of this club as we are looking to put our youth in the first team, which I am very excited about. The BFC residential academy and talent hunt is a fantastic project and I am looking forward to working with the coaches and players,” said Kila. PTI SSR KHS KHSadvertisement
Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj got a first-ever One Day International call-up when he was named on Wednesday to South Africa’s 15-man squad for three matches against England next month, followed by the Champions Trophy.Maharaj, who helped South Africa to Test success in New Zealand last month, bolsters the spin options alongside Imran Tahir for the ODIs against England. Their first group match of the Champions Trophy will come on June 3 against Sri Lanka at the Oval.Cricket South Africa convener Linda Zondi said the selectors have picked a strong squad that covered all the combinations and conditions on offer for the eighth edition of the eight-team event.”We have been working with this group of players for the last two seasons where our key emphasis has been consistency in selection,” he said in media statement.”That has shown in how this group has performed over the last while, which has resulted in winning three consecutive ODI series.”The squad will leave for England on May 16 and will begin their preparations with two 50-over tour matches against Sussex and Northamptonshire.Squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.
Ricardo Rodriguez, who was popularly known for his times with Alberto del Rio, announced his retirement from in-ring competition.He was famous as an announcer, manager and talent inside the squared-circle when he used to come out with Del Rio in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).The 31-year-old made his debut on SmackDown back in 2010 as Alberto Del Rio’s personal entrance announcer.Although he won’t feature much inside the ring but he would often help Del Rio win matches by distracting or disrupting opponents.He did have stints on his own but they were mostly related to Del Rio storylines.He was drafted to RAW in 2011, where he got involved in an infamous incident after running over the Big Show’s leg with Del Rio’s car.Some of his notable feuds were with John Cena, CM Punk and The Miz during his time with the WWE.The California born entertainer left WWE in 2014 and went on to wrestle in independent shows across the US and Mexico before joining as a head-trainer in The Great Khali’s wrestling school in India.He took to Facebook to announce his retirement.”So I have decided to hang up the boots and just train/teach,” he said.He also talked about his time in India where he was training aspiring wrestlers.”I was training at the Great Khali’s academy over there, which is actually the official school in India. I had 23 students, but, at the time I was done, I had 100. It was just me by myself. So, basically, I was training from nine o’clock in the morning til like nine o’clock at night, with about an hour between for lunch.”advertisement
TweetPinShare0 Shares INDIANAPOLIS — Ryan Nassib finally showed the New York Giants how this new offense should look. Crisp, efficient and potent.After three quarters of bumbling around in Indianapolis, the second-year quarterback led New York to two touchdowns in the final four minutes Aug. 16.The second came on a 4-yard TD pass to Corey Washington with 55 seconds left —to give the Giants an improbable 27-26 victory against the Indianapolis Colts.“It was definitely a strange game in that way, but it shows that we have some perseverance,” Nassib said. “We’ll play until the game’s over.” For three quarters, the Giants stumbled around.Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning finished 1-of-7 for 6 yards and was fortunate to have an interception wiped out by a Colts penalty.Backup Curtis Painter, the one-time Indy starter, completed one pass during a first half that the Giants managed only 48 yards and wound up 6 of 15 for 64 yards and one TD.The defense allowed 177 yards in the first two quarters, struggling to force punts, and kickoff returner Quintin Demps even lost a fumble.“Whatever words you want to use to describe it, there was no production,” coach Tom Coughlin said when asked about the offense. “There’s nothing to look at from a production standpoint and that’s disappointing.”Things looked so bleak that when Painter finally got the Giants (3-0) on the scoreboard with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter, on a 3-yard TD pass to Kellen Davis, the smattering of fans left at Lucas Oil Stadium thought it was more of a gimme than the start of a comeback.Sixteen seconds later, though, Spencer Adkins recovered a fumble in the Colts’ end zone to make it 26-14, and then Nassib started working his late-game magic.He led the Giants on a 92-yard drive, capped by Michael Cox’s 2-yard TD run, and then found Washington in the back corner of the end zone. Washington has caught a TD pass in each of the Giants three preseason games, including the winning scores each of the past two weeks.“He’s proven that he’s made those big plays before and he did it once again,” Nassib said of Washington.The late rally, against Indy’s backups, ruined what had been a big night for Hakeem Nicks, who signed with Indianapolis (0-2) as a free agent in March after helping the Giants win the Super Bowl in their last trip to Lucas Oil Stadium in February 2012. He showed his old team that he could still play.Nicks caught five passes for 53 yards, accounting for most of Andrew Luck’s production on a night Reggie Wayne was again held out. Luck wound up 12 of 18 for 89 yards with one TD.All week Nicks held his emotions in check, telling reporters all the right things. He looked as if he had all the right moves, too, with the exception of a couple of goodbye waves to his ex-teammates as he headed out of bounds.The second time he did it, the refs flagged him for unsportsmanlike conduct wiping out a 36-yard gain and getting a brief lecture from coach Chuck Pagano. “He knew what he did, what that discussion was going to be like,” Pagano said.The penalty didn’t stop Nicks or the Colts. On the next play, he caught an 8-yard pass for a first down, and opened the second quarter with a 17-yard catch that eventually led to Adam Vinatieri’s second field goal of the game, a 42-yarder that made it 13-0.Matt Hasselbeck replaced Luck on the next series and promptly threw a 14-yard TD pass to Da’Rick Rogers to make it 20-0 at halftime, and two field goals from Cody Parkey made it 26-0 early in the fourth — a lead that looked safe.Painter’s TD pass and Adkins’ fumble recovery gave the Giants a glimmer of hope and Nassib made it happen by overcoming two offensive penalties and converting two fourth-down chances by hooking up with Washington for the winner.“We challenged them at halftime,” Coughlin said. “I wanted us to come out in the second half and see who loved football. It was primarily the end of the second group and then the third group that did it.”(MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer)
Liverpool FA clears Firmino of racism charges after Holgate claim Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:49 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Liverpool Everton Premier League The allegation was made against the 26-year-old by the defender in the FA Cup Merseyside derby at Anfield Following a thorough investigation, the Football Association has cleared Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino of racially abusing Everton’s Mason Holgate due to insufficient evidence.The decision has arrived 47 days after the on-field incident as the governing body prioritised a rigorous inspection of the flashpoint that occurred in the third round of the FA Cup on January 5, rather than a swift conclusion.The Everton defender raised the claim during a verbal on-pitch alteration with the Brazil international, whom he had just shoved into the advertising hoardings in his side’s 2-1 defeat at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Firmino has responded to the judgement, saying: “I would like to place on record, for the avoidance of any doubt, I did not say the word, or a variation of the word, that was claimed and subsequently reported in the media. I did not use any language that referenced race.”I did not – and would never – reference a person’s skin colour or culture, by means of insult, during a dispute or an argument.”There is no place for discrimination on a football pitch, or anywhere else in life for that matter.”I am pleased after exhaustive reviews of all the evidence, in this specific incident, the matter is resolved.”The finding of insufficient evidence was coupled with the FA being “completely satisfied that the allegation was made in absolute good faith by Holgate and that there is no suggestion of this being an intentionally false or malicious allegation,” according to a statement.On the process, it further read: “During a fixture between Liverpool and Everton on 5 January 2018, Holgate alleged that he had heard Firmino use a discriminatory term towards him.“On hearing this, Holgate followed correct procedures by immediately alerting the match referee of the allegation, along with other Everton players who were in close proximity. The incident was formally reported to the match officials following the fixture and subsequently reported to The FA.“We took statements from a total of 12 players and officials from both teams, the match referee and the fourth official. None of these individuals directly heard the words alleged to have been said by Firmino.“Firmino was formally interviewed by The FA and provided an alternative account to the words alleged by Holgate. Firmino stated that he had insulted Holgate in Portuguese, but denied categorically using any discriminatory language towards him.”As part of the investigation, The FA sought the assistance of a Brazilian/Portuguese linguistic specialist on the words alleged. In addition to this, we also obtained multiple angles of video footage, including broadcast and unseen footage showing the incident, which was assessed by two independent Portuguese speaking lip reading experts. The evidence obtained from the experts did not support the allegation.“We appreciate that this has been a difficult process for both parties, and would like to express our thanks to Mason Holgate and Roberto Firmino as well as both clubs for their assistance, professionalism and full cooperation during this investigation.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
College basketball fans, particularly student fans, have long looked for different ways to distract visiting teams during games. Some of the more creative methods have been displayed when opponents go to the line to attempt free throws, and such was the case with some fans at Davidson during last night’s game against Dayton. With 7:16 remaining in the game, and Davidson leading 66-49, Dayton shooting guard Jordan Sibert stepped up to attempt a pair of foul shots. It was then that TV cameras caught five Davidson fans, clad only in black speedos, dancing and gyrating in an attempt to throw off Sibert’s concentration.The tactic failed, as Sibert nailed both shots. Still, the Wildcats knocked off the 22nd-ranked Flyers, 77-60, and this quintet of fans left an indelible image on the minds of anyone who saw their stunt.
SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 30: Arena Stadium view as the Syracuse marching band takes the field during the game between the University of Miami and Syracuse University at the Carrier Dome on November 30, 2002 in Syracuse, New York. Miami won 49 to 7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)Syracuse’s football program is off to one of the best starts in recent history this year.The Orange are 4-0 and set for a major showdown this weekend against No. 3 Clemson.Things got a little dicey in the stands during Saturday’s game against UConn, though.Video has emerged of a fight in the stands:Syracuse is 4-0 & the ladies seem ready for Clemson pic.twitter.com/YFBGsPaoAT— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 24, 2018Welp, hopefully no one was hurt too badly.Syracuse and Clemson are set to kick off at noon on Saturday.
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zoom Princess Cruises celebrated the first birthday of Royal Princess on June 13, which was launched in Southampton, England during a spectacular christening by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.Guests currently sailing aboard Royal Princess were treated to some special festivities marking the occasion including a “Royal Ball Birthday Party” in the ship’s showpiece atrium with a birthday sing-a-long, balloon drop and celebratory cake.During the past 12 months Royal Princess has traveled 120,000 miles and carried 150,000 guests. The ship has set sail on 44 cruises, and visited 39 ports in 20 countries throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. This summer the ship is cruising through the waters of Scandinavia and Russia, and Iceland and British Isles before repositioning to New York for its first Canada and New England season this fall.“Today, we look back with great pride as we celebrate the first birthday of Royal Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “She’s been a wonderful addition to our fleet and we’re delighted that she’s been so well received by our guests.”Called one of the “Most Popular Ships at Sea” by Cruise Critic, Royal Princess has already won five prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, and its innovative SeaWalk® is being hailed as one of the “Top Gee-Whiz Features at Sea” by USA TODAY.Tony Draper, Captain of Royal Princess, said,” I can hardly believe one year has passed since our fantastic inauguration and christening by HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge. The ship’s company has worked diligently throughout to deliver great service on board, ensuring all our guests have had a memorable, relaxing and rejuvenating time on their cruise.”The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess was the first of two new-generation ships for the line. Among the special features found on board is a dramatic multi-story atrium serving as the social hub of the ship offering a host of dining and entertainment options; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on water; the Princess Live! television studio; the largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all outside staterooms.Sister ship Regal Princess joined the fleet last month.Press Release, June 16th, 2014
zoom Total seaborne cargo throughput at Germany’s Port of Hamburg reached 138.2 million tons in 2016, representing a growth of 0.3 percent, or 347,000 tons, compared to the previous year.The increase was attributable to general cargo throughput, which in 2016 represented a 67.5 percent share of the total, after 67 percent in the previous year.In the year under review, throughput of general cargo, both containerized and conventional – at Hamburg terminals totalled 93.3 million tons, an advance of one percent or 922,000 tons on the previous year, driven by the container throughput.As in the two previous years, in 2016 the Port of Hamburg’s index figure for containerization, or containerized general cargo’s proportion of the general cargo total, was around 98.4 percent. At 91.7 million tons, in 2016 containerized cargo throughput was up by 1.1 million tons or 1.2 percent on the previous year.In 2016 throughput of non-containerized general cargo totalled 1.5 million tons, a downturn of eleven percent.The positive general cargo throughput trend sufficed to compensate for a fall in bulk cargo handling. After a strong performance in the previous year, this fell by 1.3 percent or 575,000 tons to 44.9 million tons in 2016.With a throughput of 22 million tons slightly down on the previous year, the grab cargo category dominated this segment.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed eight out of the 44 girls of Bihar’s Muzaffarpur shelter home to be reunited with their families after all necessary clearances. A bench headed by justices N V Ramana directed the Bihar government to provide all necessary financial and medical assistance to these eight girls. It also directed the state government to assess the compensation liable to be paid to such victims under the scheme and submit a report to the court. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The bench also comprising justices M M Shantanagoudar and Ajay Rastogi directed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to prepare a status report with respect to the remaining girls and submit it before the court in eight weeks. The apex court’s decision comes after TISS filed its field action project ‘Koshish’ before it in a sealed cover, saying the eight girls were fit to be handed over to their families. Several girls were sexually assaulted at the NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, and the issue had come to light following a report by TISS, which had conducted a social audit.
OTTAWA – Canada’s spy agency is facing questions about its workplace culture amid allegations that senior officials foster a prejudice and distrust for Muslims employees, who are seen as “essential to CSIS’ mission, but working without CSIS’ trust and respect.”The allegations are contained in a statement of claim filed Thursday in Federal Court by five employees who are seeking upwards of $35 million in damages for what they say was years of harassment condoned by supervisors.The statement of claim describes an “old boy’s club” culture at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service where complaints about inappropriate behaviour are dismissed, minorities feel distrusted, and advancement is based on personality and not merit, including suggestions of romantic relationships playing a part in promotions.In one complaint detailed in the court document, a witness told investigators that “the public would be shocked about this (workplace conduct) if they only knew; we keep our own secrets.”None of the allegations in the 54-page document have been tested in court.The case could become a political problem for the Liberals, who have vowed to take action against harassment and discrimination in the military and the RCMP, and faced calls Friday to take immediate action at the spy agency.Speaking in at a news conference in Providence, R.I., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the allegations of “harassment, discrimination, (and a) toxic work environment” unacceptable. He said he was confident the agency’s new director was “working very hard to ensure that we get to the bottom of this issue.”The five employees, who cannot be legally identified in the court document, allege that their complaints were ignored or dismissed by senior managers, some of whom suggested they should keep quiet out of fear of reprisal. All are no longer able to work resulting from depression, anxiety and other medical ailments linked to the harassment they faced.One woman, identified as Bahira in court documents, says a colleague didn’t speak with her for three years because of unfounded rumours that she was friends with the Khadr family; one member of that family, Omar, just received a multi-million-dollar settlement and apology from the Canadian government for the violation of his Charter rights during his imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay.She also alleges that managers had to approve her participation in personal and religious activities after she began wearing a hijab, despite having passed security screening.A gay man known as Alex alleges that a colleague wrote in an October 2015 email, “careful your Muslim in-laws don’t behead you in your sleep for being homo,” a reference to his Muslim partner, part of a larger set of allegations that Alex makes about being targeted for his sexual orientation.In another case, a supervisor argued at length that then U.S. president Barack Obama was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. And at a social gathering in Toronto, Alex alleged that a senior member of management yelled, “all Muslims are terrorists.”In a statement, CSIS director David Vigneault said the agency does not tolerate harassment, discrimination or bullying under any circumstance, which is reflected in the employee code of conduct. He added that any allegations of inappropriate behaviour are taken seriously.“I believe strongly in leading an organization where every employee promotes a work environment which is free from harassment and conducive to the equitable treatment of all individuals. CSIS employees are proud to be entrusted to carry out the very important work that we do,” the statement said.The National Council of Canadian Muslims said in a statement that the allegations raise questions about the ability of the spy agency to carry out its mandate and protect Canadians.“It is unacceptable for discriminatory attitudes to be left unchecked in any context, but especially in the context of intelligence gathering when Canadian Muslims already face disproportionate scrutiny,” executive director Ihsaan Gardee said.NDP public safety critic Matthew Dube called on Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to launch a investigation into the claims because of the effect such behaviour could have on national security.“With its expanded powers and limited accountability, CSIS must perform its duties with the utmost professionalism. This sort of behaviour cannot be tolerated, and if upon investigation these claims are proven correct, all those responsible must be dealt with swiftly and severely,” Dube said.A spokesman for Goodale wouldn’t comment on the allegations before the courts, but said the minister is committed to ensuring that all the security agencies in his portfolio, including CSIS, are workplaces free from harassment.
Allegations of sexual misconduct first appeared earlier this month on social media in posts made by anonymous users.It led the band to withdraw from consideration for three Juno Awards categories and back out of performing on the telecast. Advertisement Toronto’s Liteyears joined as a replacement opener about a week ago. The band’s lead singer Brent Wirth told a crowd in Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre on Friday that it considered their spot on the tour as a rescue from near dissolution of their music career aspirations. While Hedley pushed ahead with its current tour, the band’s original opening acts Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams ditched their spots, and several radio stations yanked the band from their playlists. “Thank you for your understanding,” the venue said on Facebook. The venue said it learned in the afternoon that there would be no opener for the show and that only Hedley would perform. It said it did not have any information on why the Liteyears show was cancelled. Advertisement Login/Register With: A lawyer for Hoggard has denied any wrongdoing by the musician. The move follows a CBC story on Sunday that recounted a 24-year-old woman’s allegations that Hoggard sexually assaulted her in a hotel two years ago. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It’s unclear whether Liteyears backed out of the show themselves and the band did not immediately respond for comment. Videotron Centre, the venue hosting the show, announced on its Facebook page that rock band Liteyears was no longer slated to begin the concert. “We weren’t a band, as of a couple days ago,” Wirth said. “About a month back, we went through one of the toughest times we have. TORONTO — Hedley’s opening act for Monday night’s concert in Quebec City was cancelled after rape allegations against the embattled band’s lead singer Jacob Hoggard recently emerged. “We kind of lost sight of the dream. This, of course, is the dream,” he added.BY DAVID FRIEND | THE CANADIAN PRESS Facebook The band’s members have called the allegations involving young fans “unsubstantiated,” but acknowledged that in the past they “engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock ‘n’ roll cliches.” Advertisement Twitter
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement This hit comedy, hailed “the Canadian Lady Bird,” has been lauded by audiences and critics alike, earning an award for Best Comedy Feature Film and an Audience Award, as well as receiving rave reviews. It follows a socially inept, home-schooled dropout (Daniel Doheny) who enrols in public school to chase after a one-legged dream-girl (Siobhan Williams), and his mom/best friend (Judy Greer), who teaches him his teenage rebellion while learning to let him go. From writers and CFC alumni Kyle Rideout (director) and Josh Epstein(producer), ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL is a unique film in CFC’s history because it came to the CFC through our Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange, where it received instrumental support in the script’s development, and then it went on to be developed and produced through CFC Features.Learn more HERE.2. RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS (2013)This critically acclaimed feature provides a gritty, hard look at the residential school system in Canada through the story of a 15-year-old girl who lives on the fictional Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in the year 1976. The film was developed and financed through CFC Features and was written/directed by alumnus Jeff Barnaby, produced by alumni John Christou and Aisling Chin-Yee, and stars Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, who would later become a resident in our CBC Actors Conservatory. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and went on to be selected as one of Canada’s Top Ten features of 2013.Learn more HERE.3. CUBE (1997)CUBE came to life in CFC Features with alumni Vincenzo Natali (writer/director), André Bijelic and Graeme Manson (writers), and Mehra Meh and Betty Orr (producers). This low-budget psychological thriller follows a group of strangers who wake to find they are trapped in an enigmatic and deadly cube and they have to solve the puzzle of the cube’s maze in order to survive. The film was so popular that it developed a cult following, spawned two sequels (Cube 2: Hypercube in 2002 and Cube Zero in 2004), and is said to have inspired other one-room thrillers like Saw.Learn more HERE.4. RUDE (1995)RUDE was created through CFC Features and alumni Clement Virgo (writer/director), and Damon D’Oliveiraand Karen A. King (producers). This groundbreaking drama is a pioneering look at race, masculinity, sexuality, love and loss in a Black community living in the inner city and was the first Black-written, -directed and -produced feature film in Canada. RUDE premiered to great acclaim at Cannes in 1995 as an Official Selection of the Un Certain Regard Programme. It also helped solidify the ongoing collaboration between D’Oliveira and Virgo, whose production company, Conquering Lion Pictures, has created a compelling body of high-impact work.Learn more HERE.THROUGH THE CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT FILM PROGRAMThe Cineplex Entertainment Film Program is CFC’s signature and longest-running program. It champions original voices, entrepreneurism and collaboration and helps residents develop and package original content for the global entertainment market. This is evidenced in the number of films that have been developed through this program – see some examples below:5. UN TRADUCTOR (2018)Un Traductor, the feature directorial debut of alumnus Sebastián Barriuso (co-director/producer) and written and produced by fellow alumna Lindsay Gossling, saw its World Premiere in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film was developed at the CFC in 2013, when Barriuso and Gossling were residents in the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Producers’ Lab and Writers’ Lab, respectively. The film, which was shot on location in Havana, Cuba, is based on the true story of Sebastián and Rodrigo Barriuso’s father, a Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana (played by Rodrigo Santoro), who is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they’re sent to Cuba for medical treatment.Learn more HERE.6. NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL (2017)This feature directorial debut from alumna Kathleen Hepburn, adapted from the short film of the same name, was also developed through the program’s Writers’ Lab. In addition, it features the work of alumni Evan Crowe (associate producer), Lori Lozinski (executive producer), Simone Smith (editor), Ben Fox (music) and Liz Cairns (production designer). Never Steady, Never Still is a tender and heartbreaking story of a mother with physical disabilities and her discontented son – each alienated from their world and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease. The film was praised by audiences and critics (including a NNNN rating from NOW Magazine), and picked up 10 awards over the course of its festival run.Learn more HERE.7. MARY GOES ROUND (2017)The debut feature from writer/director Molly McGlynn was developed in the 2015 Writers’ Lab (and was later recommended by the CFC for the Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program). McGlynn collaborated with several other alumni on the film: Matt Code (producer), Aeschylus Poulos (executive producer), Christine Armstrong and Bryan Atkinson (editors), Dillon Baldassero and Casey Manierka-Quaile (music), and Bruce Novakowski (actor). Mary Goes Round follows a substance abuse counsellor who gets arrested for a DUI and returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls to learn that her estranged father is dying of cancer. It was one of the most buzzed about homegrown films at TIFF ’17 and received critical acclaim (including a NNNN rating from NOW Magazine) and earned McGlynn a spot in Playback’s 2017 5 2 Watch.Learn more HERE.8. CLOSET MONSTER (2015)The script for alumnus Stephen Dunn’s debut feature, Closet Monster, was revised throughout his residency in the Directors’ Lab in 2012. The film went on to become a huge hit at TIFF ’15, winning the award for Best Canadian Feature Film, and was hailed by critics, including The Hollywood Reporter, which named it “an accomplished, courageously strange debut;” Variety, which called it “an original spin on the teenage coming-out dramedy;” and the National Post, which dubbed it “a truly unique coming out story, not to mention a highly original Canadian film.” The film also features the work of alumni Todor Kobakov (music) and Bryan Atkinson (editing).Learn more HERE.THROUGH THE TELEFILM CANADA FEATURE COMEDY EXCHANGESince the launch of our Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange, the CFC has really upped the ante on Canadian comedy. To date, this program has accelerated 10 features and launched them into the global marketplace, including ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL (as mentioned above), as well as these hit comedies:9. THE NEW ROMANTIC (2018)The latest feature developed through the exchange, The New Romantic saw its World Premiere in the Narrative Feature Competition at SXSW 2018, where it received special recognition for first feature. The film is from CFC alumni Carly Stone (writer/director), Kyle Mann (writer/producer), Christine Armstrong (editor) and also features music by the Slaight Family Music Lab alumnus Matthew O’Halloran. It has received rave reviews and significant attention for its bold female characters and for spotlighting a certain type of female protagonist. The pic centres on Blake, a young woman who, frustrated with a lack of chivalry among guys her own age, turns to life as a “sugar baby” – dating an older man and receiving gifts in return.Learn more HERE.10. DON’T TALK TO IRENE (2017)Don’t Talk to Irene, from CFC alumni Pat Mills (writer/director), Alyson Richards and Michael MacMillan(producers), is the story of an overweight teenage girl who follows her passion for cheerleading and signs up for a talent-search reality show in order to prove that “physical perfection” isn’t everything. It made its World Premiere at TIFF ’17 before continuing on a successful festival run, winning the 2017 Comedy Vanguard Feature award and the Audience Award from the Austin Film Festival.Learn more HERE.11. BIG NEWS FROM GRAND ROCK (2014)This crowd-pleasing screwball comedy, the first feature from alumnus Daniel Perlmutter (writer/director), with alumni Michael McNamara and Judy Holm as producers, follows small-town journalist Leonard Crane who starts making up stories to save his job, but gets in trouble when one of his fabricated news pieces turns out to be true. The film was wildly popular with audiences, playing packed theatres across Canada with additional screenings being added.Learn more HERE.THROUGH THE SHORT DRAMATIC FILM PROGRAMWhile this program is currently on hiatus as its being redesigned, it’s known for launching exciting and original voices and concepts into the global marketplace and producing high-quality short films – 173 to date! Here are some of the titles that have come out of this program:12. STILL (2014)This affecting short is from alumni team Slater Jewell-Kemker (co-writer/director), Kaveh Mohebbi (co-writer), Courtenay Bainbridge (producer), Maureen Grant (editor), Matthew O’Halloran (music) and stars Actors Conservatory alumni Emily Piggford and Giacomo Gianniotti. In STILL, Sadie (Piggford) is lost in an isolated forest with her abusive boyfriend Jake (Gianniotti). After he falls through the ice of a river and drowns, Sadie discovers duplicates of both herself and Jake, giving her a chance to change their fate and get the love she’s always wanted. The film premiered at TIFF ’14 and went on to be included in Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. STILL also earned Jewell-Kemker a spot on CBC News’ list of young Canadian filmmakers to watch at TIFF 2014, and on The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Canada list, which highlighted the 15 hottest talents under 35.Learn more HERE.13. FROST (2012)This CFC short, from CFC alumni Jeremy Ball (writer/director), Lauren Grant (producer) and Richard Mandin(editor), tells the story of a young arctic hunter’s search for food beyond the perimeter of her ancestral hunting grounds as she longs for her father’s recognition as a capable disciple. FROST was the first CFC short to be shot in HD. It was done entirely on a studio soundstage with a green screen and snow blankets for all snowscapes, using 80 visual effects completed by five different companies. The film saw its World Premiere at TIFF ‘12 and went on to win the Grand Jury Award for Best Canadian Short (Dramatic) at the 2012 Edmonton International Film Festival.Learn more HERE.14. SHORT HYMN, SILENT WAR (2002)This acclaimed CFC short, from alumni Charles Officer (director), Tamai Kobayashi (writer), Kate Kung and Sandy Reimer (producers), and Ian Gardner (editor), weaves together the thoughts and memories of four African-Canadian women after gun violence claims the lives of two young men, and is often referenced for its contributions to Black Canadian filmmaking in the 21st century. Officer (and his films like SHORT HYMN, SILENT WAR) is referenced in the Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora [3 volumes]: Origins, Experiences, and Culture as being a filmmaker who “ … continue[s] to challenge mainstream Canadian cinema through their wilful rearticulations of African Canadian identities within the changing landscape of contemporary Canadian Culture.” SHORT HYMN, SILENT WAR was also included in TIFF’s Black Star Retrospective in November/December 2017, which celebrated Black excellence on screen.Learn more HERE.15. EVELYN THE CUTEST EVIL DEAD GIRL (2002)Long before he went on to collaborate with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on films like San Andreas and Rampage, alumnus Brad Peyton wrote and directed this darkly twisted comedy about a lonely dead girl who tries to bring herself back to life in order to make new friends (produced by alumnus Jim Mauro, edited by alumna Kathy Weinkauf and starring alumna Nadia Litz).Learn more HERE.16. ELEVATED (1996)Before Natali brought us one-room horror flick CUBE, he co-wrote and directed the CFC short film ELEVATED. Co-written by alumna Karen Walton and produced by alumni Steve Hoban and Vanessa C. Laufer, this horror-thriller tells the story of a routine elevator ride that becomes a living hell for its three trapped passengers.Learn more HERE.THROUGH THE TELEFILM CANADA TALENT TO WATCH PROGRAMFormerly the Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program, CFC is an affiliate member of this initiative, and recommends and supports one low-budget feature project from CFC alumni annually to Telefilm Canada for production. Some of the productions it has supported and helped develop through this initiative include:17. THE LOCKPICKER (2016)This feature directorial debut from alumnus Randall Okita (produced by alumni Chris Agoston and Robert Fisher, edited by alumni Jonathan Eagan and Mike Reisacher, with music by alumni Joseph Murray and Lodewijk Vos of Menalon) follows the story of a teen thief who fantasizes about getting out of town after the death of a friend. It won the 2017 John Dunning Discovery Award (Canadian Screen Award), presented for the best micro-budget film of the year.Learn more HERE. The CFC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To commemorate this milestone, we are introducing a “30 things” series on our website – four stories that share 30 facts, memories, insights and/or pieces of information about the CFC, inspired by occurrences in our 30-year history. In the first piece to kick off the series, learn about some of the groundbreaking, award-winning and flat out awesome film, television, interactive and VR productions that CFC has had a hand in making in its 30 years.Since our inception, the CFC has continually generated world-class content for the global marketplace. We’ve helped develop, finance and/or produce several productions that have enriched Canada and the world’s cultural and entertainment landscapes. Here’s a look at some of those productions and the programs that they were developed through.THROUGH CFC FEATURESOne of the CFC’s oldest and longest-running programs, CFC Features has executive produced 23 films and supported the development of more than 50 films. Subsequently, it has also helped launch the careers of several CFC alumni, such as prolific film and television creators Holly Dale, Steve Hoban, Damon D’Oliveira, Clement Virgo, Charles Officer and Vincenzo Natali. Here are just a few of the features CFC has helped develop through this program:1. ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL (2017) Login/Register With:
APTN National NewsA women’s prison in Saskatchewan recently unveiled a new cultural centre to help promote spirituality and traditional values.It looks like it’s already a hit at the Pine Grove institution.APTN’s Chris Stewart visited the prison and talks to the key person who made it possible.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — A proposed $2 billion wind farm planned for federal waters off Martha’s Vineyard has received key approval from Rhode Island regulators.The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council in a unanimous vote Tuesday determined that the project is consistent with state policies.Vineyard Wind plans an 84-turbine, 800-megawatt wind farm about 14 miles south of the Massachusetts island.The project was approved despite opposition from commercial fishermen, who say their livelihood is being destroyed because they would effectively be blocked from accessing productive fishing grounds.But the Fishermen’s Advisory Board, which advises the council on fishing issues, accepted a package from Vineyard Wind that includes the creation of two funds totalling almost $17 million to compensate the fishing industry.The project still needs approval from Massachusetts regulators.The Associated Press
The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu along with Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera and Minister for Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Palani Digambaram, laid the foundation stone for 50 new houses being constructed under the Indian Housing Project at Indola Estate in Matara today.Members of Parliament and Southern Provincial Council, senior Government officials as well as officials from Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT), Plantation and Estate Management and a large number of people from the Indola Estate participated in the ceremony. Out of the 14000 houses committed by the Government of India in the plantation areas, over 1000 houses have been completed and construction of 3000 is currently underway. As soon as the land for the remaining houses is identified by the Sri Lankan Government, construction of these houses will be undertaken. The locations of these houses are in Central and Uva Provinces covering Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Kandy, Mathala and Monragala and also in Sabragamuva and Southern Provinces including Galle, Matara, Kegalle and Ratnapura. The High Commissioner in his remarks, reiterated the Government and people of India’s commitment to participate with the people of Sri Lanka in their journey towards prosperity and development. India has undertaken more than 70 people-oriented development projects in various fields including health, education, housing, skill development, infrastructure, vocational training among others, all across the country including the largest University Auditorium in Ruhuna University in Matara. About, 20 such projects are currently under progress. The overall development portfolio of Government of India in Sri Lanka is close to US$ 3 billion out of which US$ 560 million are in grants. (Colombo Gazette) The houses are being constructed under an innovative owner driven process with technical support from independent implementing agencies on behalf of the Government of India viz. UN Habitat, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)/Sri Lanka Red Cross (SLRC), Habitat for Humanity, Sri Lanka and National Housing Development Authority of Sri Lanka. IFRC/SLRC is the implementing agency for the houses being constructed at Indola Estate.In addition to the houses under the Indian Housing Project, 1200 more houses sre being built separately under 50 model villages all across the Southern Province including Galle, Matara and Hambabtota. The 1990 free Emergency Ambulance Services under Indian assistance was first implemented in Southern and Western Provinces and following its tremendous success, it is currently being expanded Island wide.
TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,361.83 up 27.79 points):Enterprise Group, Inc. (TSX:E). Engineering and construction. Down one cent, or 0.96 per cent, to $1.03 on 6.4 million shares.MGM Energy Corp. (TSX:MGX). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 14.5 cents on 5.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.47 per cent, to $4.15 on 5.7 million shares. The plane and train builder issued an upbeat assessment of its financial prospects despite that the Crimean crisis is posing problems for an airplane production deal with Russia and word that it is among a number of companies being investigated alleged price fixing on public transportation contracts in Brazil.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.97 per cent, to $3.11 on 5.2 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up 17 cents, or 2.89 per cent, to $6.06 on 4.9 million shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 31 cents, or 2.85 per cent, to $11.18 on 4.4 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,035.26 down 3.61 points):Satori Resources Inc. (TSXV:BUD). Miner. Up three cents, or 35.29 per cent, to 11.5 cents on 5.9 million shares.Renegade Petroleum Ltd. (TSXV:RPL). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 4.52 per cent, to $1.62 on 5.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Unchanged at $7.59 on 1.75 million shares. The company, which is fighting a hostile takeover attempt by Goldcorp. Inc. (TSX:G), says costs are going down and production is rising at its Canadian Malartic mine in northern Quebec. Goldcorp shares were down four cents, or 0.13 per cent, at $29.96 on 2.7 million shares. Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2014 3:37 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Voting took place at a parliamentary, regional and municipal level, with some 98 political parties contesting seats, significantly more than in the last ballot, held five years ago.When that poll was held, in 2013, it was boycotted by opposition groups: this time there has reportedly been broad participation with, for the first time, the election of regional councils which will replace the upper house of parliament, the Senate. New Presidential elections are due to take place in 2019.In a statement issued by his Spokesman, Mr. Guterres, who has closely followed developments in the Northwest African nation, encouraged “all parties to continue to act in a peaceful manner, during and after the announcement of the results.”“He further calls on political leaders and electoral contestants to resolve disputes through dialogue and in accordance with the law”, the statement concluded.