Twitter Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: This weekend, Don McKellar’s apocalyptic directorial debut Last Night continues 11 straight Saturdays of classic Canadian on the CBC. But before the big show, McKellar himself will sit down for an interview on the latest episode of The Filmmakers, CBC Arts’ new film talk show. And in the above video, we’re offering up a little tease, which includes some sound advice for any Canadians wanting to follow in McKellar’s footsteps.“If you want to just make money, then you should go to the States, because you’re not going to do that here,” McKellar says. “What you do have that to compensate for that is control, and the possibility to work with likeminded people and create a vision together that is distinctive.” Advertisement
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Danforth Music Hall hosted 202 shows this year, and hopes to continue its hot streak through its 100th anniversary in 2019. (RENE JOHNSTON / TORONTO STAR) Fans of live music have witnessed a lot of casualties on the local scene lately — with one club after another closing or threatening to — so they might understandably fear the worst.But lurking behind all the talk of a “venue crisis” — which reached a fever pitch when the beloved Silver Dollar Room went dark in May after remaining a fond fixture on the Spadina Ave. strip since 1958 — there’s also some pretty good news.We might have lost places like the Dollar, the Hoxton, the Holy Oak, the Central and the Hideout over the past year or so, and watched Hugh’s Room and Cherry Cola’s barely achieve stays of execution. Login/Register With: At the same time, though, the Horseshoe Tavern just celebrated its 70th birthday, the 69-year-old El Mocambo looks to finally reopen in the spring, and the revamped Danforth Music Hall turns 99 next year. Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Adriana Maggs: My pleasure! I’ve actually really noticed a difference in the industry, particularly with directing, so I wanted to do this series. With writing in the past, I know I’ve been on shows where I made less than men, but it’s also so subjective with ‘what is this person bringing? They’ve done so many other shows in higher credited positions.’ Because of that subjectiveness, you can suspect that women get paid lower, but there really are so many variables. However, with directing I’ve noticed a big difference in Canada, and since CBC mandated that they wanted 50 per cent of their shows directed by women, it has made a huge difference. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Writing certainly runs in the Maggs family. Father Randall is a Canadian poet and both of his daughters are writers. In fact, both of Randall’s daughters have seen their writing careers begin in Newfoundland and find great successes in the Canadian television industry. Jane, most recently co-created CBC’s Bellevue, while her sister Adriana Maggs, has written on some of Canadian TV’s most popular series including Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, Frontier and the upcoming CBC drama Caught. Adriana also directed the feature film Grown Up Movie Star starring Tatiana Maslany and Shawn Doyle.Maggs recently spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to discuss making her way from Newfoundland to Toronto while working in the industry. She talked about the advantages of having family in the business, as well as how she found her creative start locally. Maggs also shared her views on the changes she’s seen regarding women directors, and why she desperately wants to see more diverse voices in writing rooms telling authentic stories on screen.The TV Junkies: You’re pretty busy and have a few projects with Caught and Little Dogcoming out later this spring. I’m really glad you were able to join us for this. Advertisement
Hearing the opening notes of the Scottish rock band’s 2002 single “Cry,” he recognized a hook that was unmistakably similar — identical, even — to the guts of his band’s “Indestructible,” recorded five years earlier. “But that said, there are always many ways to work around (the similarities).” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “They basically took ‘Indestructible’ note for note,” Good recalled in a recent interview. “They completely admitted they were in the wrong.” Twitter Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace was among those who were stunned by the parallels. Even knowing that, Good decided against suing the band, whose mega-hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” made them international stars. He chalked it up to a mistake by the album’s producer rather than malicious intent and doesn’t get paid royalties off the track. In January, Lana Del Rey defended her moody ballad “Get Free” on Twitter saying Radiohead wanted royalties for its similarity to their hit “Creep.” She felt her song was an original work that wasn’t inspired by the rock smash hit, which itself was subject to a copyright settlement over sounding like the Hollies’ 1970s track “The Air That I Breathe.”Del Rey’s dispute sparked widespread debate on social media as music fans rushed to YouTube and streaming services to deliver their own verdicts. Plagiarism allegations are frequently a hot topic in the music industry, but rarely does the conversation leak outside recording studios quite as it has in recent memory. Raine Maida, left, of Our lady Peace, and Matthew Good are pictured in Toronto on Monday, January 22 , 2018. – THE CANADIAN PRESS/CHRIS YOUNG Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO — Matthew Good didn’t need very long before he was certain Simple Minds ripped him off. Login/Register With: Facebook “Let’s face it, mathematically there are only a certain number of chord progressions you can do,” he explained.
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:
Login/Register With: Advertisement Carlos Delgado brings back art pieces to his studio space after cleaning and assessing them for damage. (STEVE RUSSELL/TORONTO STAR) Forty-five artists are picking up the pieces after a massive fire ruined their studio spaces and some of their work, potentially derailing one of their most lucrative times of the year.Toronto’s art spaces are already feeling the squeeze from rampant condo development, rising rents and a lack of suitable, affordable spaces, especially downtown. That’s why the loss of Walnut Studios hurts.But the artists are heartened by the community response to their loss. On May 19, the artists of Walnut Studios, west of downtown at 83 Walnut Ave. between King and Wellington Sts. W., woke to urgent emails that the building was ablaze. The majority of the damage was on the north side of the building, one of the city’s few open concept arts studios. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter
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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.
The Associated PressWASHINGTON – In the first canonization on U.S. soil, Pope Francis has elevated to sainthood an 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast.Francis canonized Junipero Serra on Wednesday during a Mass in Washington.Serra was a Franciscan friar who marched north from Baja California with Spanish conquistadors, establishing nine of the 21 missions in what is now California.The canonization was polarizing. Serra is revered by Catholics for his missionary work, and many Latinos in the U.S. view his canonization as a badly needed acknowledgment of Hispanics’ role in the American church.But many Native Americans say Serra enslaved converts and contributed to the spread of disease that wiped out indigenous populations.In July, Francis issued a broad apology for the church’s sins against indigenous peoples.
TORONTO – Wealthsimple’s robo-adviser services are now available in the United Kingdom.Earlier this year, the Toronto-based company tested an invitation-only trial version of the product in the U.K.CEO Michael Katchen says the U.K. expansion fits in with Wealthsimple’s plan to build a global financial services firm.The U.K. is Wealthsimple’s second international market after launching in the United States at the end of January.The company currently has more than 40,000 clients in Canada and the U.S. with $1 billion in assets.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Airbus signed a $49.5 billion deal on Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace firm’s biggest deal ever at the Dubai Air Show.Meanwhile, Boeing reached an agreement with low-cost carrier FlyDubai to sell 225 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft — a deal valued at $27 billion. The biennial air show closes on Thursday.“It’s ended up going out on a high,” airline analyst John Strickland of JLS Consulting said. “It shows once again the importance of this part of the world to the big airplane manufacturers.”The Airbus deal with Indigo Partners will split 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos among Denver-based Frontier, JetSMART of Chile, Volaris of Mexico and Wizz Air of Hungary, all ultra-low-cost airlines associated with Indigo.The A320neo and the A321neo are twin-engine, single-aisle planes popular among airlines because of their reduced fuel consumption.The surprise announcement came after Airbus on Sunday suffered the embarrassment of believing it had struck a major deal with the state-owned carrier Emirates to sell its A380 double-decker jumbo jet, only to see Boeing sit on the podium with the airline and sign a $15.1 billion deal.“Just to clarify: This is not an A380 press conference,” joked John Leahy, Airbus’ sales chief, at the start of the announcement.A320neos list for $108.4 million apiece and A321neos at $127 million. Airlines and manufacturers negotiate lower prices for big deals like these, something Indigo’s managing partner Bill Franke was quick to stress afterward.“Here’s hoping,” he told reporters. “Their objective is to sell aircraft at the best possible and our objective is to buy aircraft at the best possible price. I’ve known Mr. Leahy for 25 years. Sometimes he wins, sometimes I win.”Asked if he won this round, Franke said: “That’ll be a good question.”Airbus’ previous biggest-ever sale came in August 2015, when it sold 250 A320neos to Indian budget airline IndiGo, a deal estimated to be worth $26 billion at list prices. IndiGo and Indigo Partners are separate firms with separate management.Shares in Airbus rose on the news, closing 2.4 per cent higher at 85.58 euros in Paris.Franke is a pioneer of the cheap ticket and high fee airline business that has spread overseas and is growing in the United States. Such carriers offer low base fares but add fees to stow a carry-on bag, get an assigned seat and for other extras. That’s led to soaring customer complaints against Frontier.President Donald Trump also came up in Franke’s conversation with journalists on Thursday, as Franke said the American leader would be happy to know the A321neos purchased by Indigo would undergo final assembly in the Airbus plant in Mobile, Alabama.Shortly after, FlyDubai and Chicago-based Boeing Co. announced their $27 billion deal. FlyDubai said the planes would bring the low-cost carrier’s total fleet on order up to 320. FlyDubai has begun to code-share flights with Emirates. Both are owned by Dubai’s government.The Boeing 737 MAX 10, a twin-engine, single aisle plane capable of carrying 230 passengers, has a list price of $124.7 million. They’ll complement FlyDubai’s fleet of Boeing 737s and keep them a Boeing-only shop, something Airbus no doubt had hoped to change.“Today marks the next chapter in FlyDubai’s success story,” FlyDubai CEO Ghaith al-Ghaith said.Until Wednesday, the only major deal announced at the Dubai Air Show came on Sunday, when long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners in a $15.1 billion deal.That deal also saw Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum bring up the 787-10 buy’s ability to create jobs. Trump himself promoted that during a February visit to the South Carolina plant that builds the carbon-fiber, 330-seat plane.Airbus, which is based in Toulouse, France, has pinned hopes of continuing production of its A380 double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the aircraft. Reports circulated before the air show that a major A380 sale would be coming.Airbus employees even filled a news conference on Sunday, expecting the A380 sale, instead to find state-owned Emirates making the deal with Boeing in front of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.Strickland said that while the massive Airbus sale Wednesday likely took months to negotiate, it still helped Airbus save face at the air show.“It would have been great relief,” the analyst said.Emirates now relies solely on the Airbus 380 and the Boeing 777 for its flights, making it the largest operator of both. It has 165 Boeing 777s in its fleet today and took possession of its 100th A380 earlier this month.The Emirates’ snub came up at the news conference Wednesday, when a reporter asked Airbus if another deal could be coming.“I think you’ve got to walk over to the chalet with Emirates on the door and ask them,” Airbus’ Leahy said.___Follow Jon Gambrell on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jongambrellap . His work can be found at http://apne.ws/2galNpz .
EDMONTON – The Alberta government has introduced legislation that would give the energy minister power to restrict the flow of oil, gasoline and natural gas leaving the province.Once passed, Marg McCuaig-Boyd would be able to direct truckers, pipeline companies and rail operators on how much product could be shipped and when.Violaters would face fines of up to $1 million a day for individuals and $10 million a day for a corporation.Alberta is locked in a dispute with British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline.The pipeline expansion to the West Coast has been approved by the federal government, but B.C. is fighting it in the courts.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is declining to frame the legislation as solely payback to B.C., but she says her government is committed to putting pressure on its western neighbour.
TORONTO – Rogers Communications has named a former Telus executive to be president for its wireless division starting Monday.Brent Johnston was most recently at Apple Canada from early 2016 until this year and, before that, he worked for 11 years at the wireless division of Telus Corp., which competes with Rogers.At Apple, his responsibilities included all product lines including smartphones sold through network carriers, national retail channels and enterprise clients.At Telus, he held several positions including senior vice-president for consumer marketing.The wireless business — which includes the Rogers, Fido and Chatr brands — accounts for more than half of all revenue at Rogers, which also owns a major cable and internet business in addition to various media holdings.Last year, wireless revenue totalled $8.3 billion out of a total of $14.1 billion.Looking ahead, Rogers, Bell, Telus and Shaw are upgrading their networks so they can deliver vastly more data at a new level of speed through fifth-generation wireless technology that’s expected to become commercially available by 2020.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:T, TSX:BCE, TSX:SJR.B)
2018 World’s Invitational Gold Panning Schedule Commercial:1) Hans On Mechanical2) Great Canadian Oil Change3) Enbridge Fire Department Gold Panning parade in Taylor – Facebook Non-Profit/Public:1) Brian Folk2) Mower Mayhem3) Shriner’s Gold Panning parade in Taylor – Facebook Children’s: 1) Pratt Honey Wagon TAYLOR, B.C. – The 46th Annual Worlds Invitational Gold Panning Championship started Friday night. The event kicked off with the annual parade through Taylor. Animals/Livestock:1) Shane Wagner2) Dale Klassen (Chambers Farm)3) Dustin Chambers (Chambers Farm) See the full event schedule below. Here are the parade winners from this year. Photos from the parade in Taylor On Friday, Trev Talks featured a full show about the event in Taylor. Watch the video below for even more information about the history of the event and all the fun planned this weekend. Government:1) Taylor Fire & Rescue2) Mayor Rob Fraser3) District of Taylor 1 of 5 Gold Panning parade in Taylor – Facebook The competition starts at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday with the celebrity media sponsor round and finishes at noon on Sunday with the Class “A” championship. Once the competition concludes there will be an awards presentation with the top panner receiving a belt buckle and cash prize. Gold Panning parade in Taylor – Facebook Gold Panning parade in Taylor – Facebook The championships will see residents along with certified professionals pan for the prized mineral in seven different classes at Peace Island Park.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has made changes to the evacuation orders for the Old Fort landslide.The evacuation order for the following properties only, has been rescinded. These properties are all clear and residents may return home:6867 Old Fort Road6786 Old Fort RoadThe Islands in Peace River with the exception of the area included on the map.The evacuation order for the following properties only has been downgraded to an evacuation alert: 7711 Old Fort Road7583 Old Fort Road7587 Old Fort RoadAll other properties in the indicated areas remain on evacuation alert or order as indicated on the map.For public inquiries, please call 250-784-3200
New Delhi: A 47-year-old Delhi Police ASI allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a metro train on Thursday, police said. The law enforcement agency said that the deceased was going under treatment and was depressed.Police identified the deceased as Ajay Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), who was posted with the communications unit of the Delhi Police. According to Central Industrial Security Force, the incident took place around 12 noon at Jahangirpuri station when the train was moving towards Huda City Centre. Jahangirpuri station is located on Yellow Line that connects Samyapur Badli in northwest Delhi to Huda City Centre. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKumar, a resident of Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, was on medical leave from February 12 to March 4. He extended his leave for another one month and was supposed to join duty on Thursday but he took the extreme step, police said. “He jumped before the metro train at Jahangirpuri station in the afternoon, following which he was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (metro) Mohammed Ali. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsNo suicide note has been recovered. However, the preliminary enquiry revealed that Kumar was suffering from depression and was undergoing treatment at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College in Kangra. Kumar joined Delhi Police as a constable on May 1, 1994. He was promoted to head constable in the year 2000 and later became ASI in 2015. He was presently living with his family at the police colony in Narela. He is survived by his wife, 19-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son, police said. Last year, an Assistant Commissioner of Police-rank officer jumped to death from the Delhi Police Headquarters. ACP Prem Vallabh (55) jumped from the window of his office on the ninth floor of the PHQ.
Visakhapatnam: Defending champions Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets and enter their eighth final of the Indian Premier League, here on Friday. CSK dished out a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to first restrict DC to 147 for nine and then chased down the target with ease, reaching 151 or four in 19 overs. Dwayne Bravo (2/19), Ravindra Jadeja (2/23), Deepak Chahar (2/28) and Harbhajan Singh (2/31) shared eight wickets between them to keep DC in check after opting to bowl. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuCSK will play Mumbai Indians in the final of the ongoing IPL in Hyderabad on Sunday. The two teams have met each other thrice in summit clashes of the tournament earlier with MI finishing on the winning side twice while the Chennai outfit came out triumphant once. While CSK won the final battle in 2010, MI finished on the victorious side in 2013 and 2015. Chasing the modest total, Faf du Plessis (50 off 39 balls; 7x4s, 1×60 and Shane Watson (50 off 32; 3x4s, 4x6s) got CSK off to a flier, stitching 81 runs in 10.2 overs. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersThe duo started cautiously before opening up to not allow any DC bowler to settle down. Du Plessis was the aggressor among the duo, scoring 50 off 39 balls with the help of seven boundaries and one six while Watson played the second fiddle initially. But just after notching up his 12th IPL fifty, Du Plessis departed while going for a big shot over deep square-leg off Trent Boult (1/20), only to be holed out by Keemo Paul. After Du Plessis’ dismissal, Watson took the centrestage and struck Paul for one four and three sixes to pile up 25 runs off the 12th over and also registered his half-century off 31 balls in the process. Watson looked in a hurry to finish off the chase and that eventually led to his downfall, caught by Boult off Amit Mishra (1/21) in the second ball of the next over. Suresh Raina (11) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (9) got out cheaply but Ambati Rayudu (2 not out) remained at the crease to ensure a comfortable win for the three-time champions. Earlier sent into bat, DC made a shaky start with Prithvi Shaw (5) and Shikhar Dhawan (18 off 14) adding 21 runs in 2.3 overs before the former was caught plumb in front of the wicket by Chahar. Shaw’s dismissal opened the floodgates as DC lost three wickets in quick time to slump to 75 for four in 11.3 overs. Dhawan was the next to depart, caught by Dhoni off Harbhajan and then Colin Munro (27) was holed at deep square-leg by Bravo off Jadeja as the South African went for a slog sweep. Skipper Shreyas Iyer (13 of 18) tried to anchor the innings but he too fell while going for a big shot, caught by Raina off Imran Tahir (1/28) in the 12th over. Brief Scores: DC: 147/9 in 20 overs (Pant 38; Bravo 2/19, Jadeja 2/23, Chahar 2/28, Harbhajan 2/31) vs CSK: 151/4 in 19 overs (Faf 50, Watson 50; Boult 1/20).
Casablanca- According to the latest statistics made available in 2011 by the High Commission for Planning, 26,000 children are subjected to rape per year, which represents an alarming ratio of 71 cases of rape per day.Rape has become one of the most condemned crimes in Moroccan society. In all its forms, rape has very detrimental effects on the victims not only at the psychological and physical levels, but also on their social life.Hespress news outlet recently published a video in which three female activists discuss the disastrous effect of rape on victims and their families. The intensity of the traumatic effects of this hideous crime might push the victim to subsequently commit suicide, as was the case with Amina Filali in March 2012.According to a female activist in the video, there are two elements that help rapists get away with their crimes in Morocco: (1) the social condition of the victims, which makes them vulnerable and unprotected at all levels, and (2) the judicial gaps in Moroccan law, which are exploited by rapists to guarantee not being punished for their crime.According to the same activists, 26,000 children, were victims of rape, a figure previously revealed by the High Commission for Planning (HCP).However, this figure only encompasses the number of victims who reported their cases. Other victims, whose number is unknown, are loath to be part of any statistics, and prefer to maintain their anonymity.The social traditionalism that certain Moroccan families cling to pushes them to renounce the rights of victims from fear of being socially rejected. This, coupled with a penal code that is not strictly enforced, only encourages rapists in Morocco to commit more crimes.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistribute
New York- As was the case in recent years, the United States drafted the annual resolution that will extend the mandate of the United Mission in the Sahara, known as MINURSO, until April 2015. The draft resolution, which has been circulated to the 15 members of the Security Council, does not include any provision for the establishment of a human rights monitoring mechanism in the Sahara and the Tindouf camps.It, however, calls on both sides, Morocco and the Polisario, to respect human rights and stresses “the importance of improving the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the Tindouf camps, and encouraging the parties to work with the international community to develop and implement independent and credible measures to ensure full respect for human rights.” The draft resolution, which is expected to be put to a vote on April 29, also “recognizes and welcomes the recent steps and initiatives taken by Morocco to strengthen the National Council on Human Rights Commissions operating in Dakhla and Laayoune.”In addition to renewing MINURSO’s mandate for another year, it also praises Morocco’s willingness to cooperate with individual U.N. Human Rights Council investigators.In the advance copy of the UN’s annual report on the “Situation in the Western Sahara”, which was released on April 10th, while welcoming the efforts made by Morocco to improve human rights in the Sahara and both parties’ readiness (Morocco and the Polisario) to cooperate with United Nations human rights bodies, the United Nations Secretary General stressed that “such positive developments should contribute to a more balanced and comprehensive monitoring of human rights.He went on to say that “The end goal nevertheless remains a sustained, independent and impartial human rights monitoring mechanism, covering both the Territory and the camps.”But, after the phone conversation between Morocco’s king and the UN chief, the word “mechanism” was deleted from the final UN report. Accordingly paragraph 100 of the report reads as follows: “The end goal nevertheless remains the sustained, independent and impartial monitoring of human rights, covering both the Territory and the camps.”During the conversation he held with Ban ki-moon, King Mohammed reiterated Morocco’s “constant commitment and constructive cooperation to reach a final political settlement to this regional dispute, within Moroccan sovereignty.”The King further emphasized the “imperative need to preserve the negotiations parameters as they were defined by the Security Council, safeguard the current framework and modalities of the UN involvement and avoid biased approaches and risky options.”“Any straying from this track will be fatal for the ongoing process and holds dangers for any UN involvement in the issue,” the king added. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.