6 Things You May Have Missed in the News

first_imgNew cameras, lenses, software, and record breaking box office numbers. Here are the latest and greatest articles from the past few weeks.We’ve seen plenty of headlines since our last news roundup. Check out this list of industry news you may have missed.1. Rokinon Announces XEEN, a New Line of Cinema Prime LensesImage via nofilmschool.comSamyang/Rokinon have announced XEEN cinema prime lenses. It’s rumored that they will offer Canon EF mount, Nikon F, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mounts. Check out more details about these new lenses over at No Film School. You can also try to decipher the new homepage for the lenses at xeenglobal.com.2. Panasonic GX8Panasonic’s latest mirrorless camera is the new GX8. The camera shoots 4K and apparently offers some revolutionary stabilization. The classic style body boasts a 20.3 megapixel sensor, making it the first micro four thirds camera to surpass 16 megapixels. The camera will set you back $1200. See more over at Gizmodo. 5. Universal Pictures Already Has the Highest Grossing Year Ever for a StudioUniversal Pictures has already grossed $5.53 Billion in 2015, and it’s only August. That breaks 20th Century Fox’s $5.52 Billion record for the entire 2014 year. Jurassic World had the biggest global opening of all time, following the studios box office domination for Furious 7. Minions had the second biggest opening weekend for a animated film, while 50 Shades of Grey and Pitch Perfect 2 rounded out the highest-grossing films. All this and the studio is about to release the anticipated N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Check out more at Entertainment Weekly.6. DJI Releases the Phantom 3 StandardAfter the release of the Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced, DJI released a new camera for this beginner edition of their famous entry-level quadcopter. The Phantom 3 Standard comes with a camera that shoots 2.7K video at 30fps and 12 megapixels photos in RAW or JPG.The camera settings and controls will and run through the updated DJI Go app. A single charged battery averages 25 minutes of flight time. The Phantom 3 Standard starts at $799. This version is $200 cheaper than the Phantom 3 Advanced, and honestly feels like an unnecessary addition to the Phantom series. 4. DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta Release & TutorialWe previously mentioned the release of the DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta. As users begin checking out the changes, we are starting to get a taste of the improvements in this color grading software.Casey Faris, from Ground Control Color, sent us this awesome in-depth tutorial. Not only does it show off some of the new features, but it’s also a great intro to DaVinci Resolve for newcomers. 3. Canon C300 Mark IIWhen Canon first announced the ME20F-SH, we questioned the need for a 4 million+ ISO camera. Now they’ve finally released some updated info on the highly anticipated C300 Mark II. Canon’s Jon Sagud met up with Zacuto for a great look at the new features. When released, the body alone will cost you $15,999. That price point may be enough to make people jump from Canon to another brand. Discover any new gear you need to buy? Was this news roundup helpful? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

‘Ms. Volleyball’ grateful that liberos are put on spotlight with PSA citation

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Dawn Macandili. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDawn Macandili really lived up to her nickname.The diminutive lass known as Ms. Everywhere once again etched her mark in sporting history when she earned the Ms. Volleyball laurel in the PSA Awards Night Tuesday at Manila Hotel.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving And in another twist of fate, Macandili was the first libero to be given such an honor.“I still can’t believe that I would be given this award because liberos aren’t usually given recognition,” said Macandili in Filipino. “It’s just recently that our roles have been noticed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m really thankful that, somehow, our efforts that we give to our teams are being highlighted.”Macandili first made history when she was named as the 2nd Best Libero in the AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship and she carried that plum with her when the Philippines competed in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.center_img #KicksStalker: Curry to auction shoes in support of My Brother’s Keeper View comments Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle’s defensive dynamo added that the award was a testament to her belief in head coach Ramil De Jesus’ system and a program that has so far produced 10 titles in the UAAP.And Macandili wasn’t the first La Sallian to be given the Ms. Volleyball nod as former captain Mika Reyes was awarded the same trophy in 2017.“Of course I’m not the first athlete under La Salle that was produced under coach Ramil’s system that became a multi-awarded player,” said Macandili. “It’s like I’m just fulfilling coach Ramil’s prophecy.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Ban vs Ire: Bangladesh beat Ireland by 27 runs

first_imgBangladesh beat Ireland by 27 runs in their Group B match of the cricket World Cup in Mirpur on Friday. Score Earlier, Bangladesh were let down by a shoddy batting performance as a disciplined Ireland skittled them out for 205 in a Group B match.Electing to bat, Bangladesh’s batsmen failed to build partnerships with Tamim Iqbal (44), Mushfiqur Rahim (36) and Raqibul Hasan (38) being the only noteworthy contributors to the total.To Bangladesh’s embarrassment, the team did not even last the full 50 overs and folded up in 49.2 overs.The Irish had got the better of Bangladesh even in the previous edition of the World Cup and had the upperhand for most of the first half of the crunch game a loss in which would severely jeopardise the co-hosts’ chances of advancing to the quarterfinals.It was a fantastic start to the proceedings for the hosts after winning the toss as they raced to their 50 in just 5.4 overs.But the slide was not too far either and it started with opener Imrul Kayes (12) being sent back by pacer John Mooney in the seventh over.Next man in, Junaid Siddique, didn’t last long either and was run out by Ed Joyce after contributing just three runs to the total.Three overs after Siddique’s dismissal, Bangladesh were dealt a massive blow when Tamim was dismissed by Andre Botha.After striking seven boundaries in his 43-ball knock, Tamim drove Botha outside off stump only to be caught by Irish skipper William Porterfield at point, leaving the packed crowd stunned in silence.With skipper Shakib Al Hasan also making a hasty exit after contributing 16 runs, Bangladesh were in dire straits at 86/4 in just the 16th over.But Rahim and Raqibul got together to put on 61 runs for the fifth wicket and steady the rocking boat, albeit temporarily.Their partnership was broken when Rahim’s attempted sweep off 18-year-old spinner George Dockrell landed straight into the hands of Andrew White.His dismissal triggered another collapse with senior batsman and former captain Mohammad Ashraful (1), who was brought back into the side to strengthen the faltering line-up, coming a cropper lasting just one over.Given the top-order collapse, the tail could not do much either save for Naeem Islam, who added 29 vital runs to the score including three boundaries.For Ireland, Botha picked up three wickets, conceding just 32 runs in his nine runs, while Dockrell clinched a couple of scalps in his 10 overs during which he gave only 23 runs.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Australia were too good for us: Trent Boult after New Zealand loss

first_imgBoasting of a good World Cup record, five-time champions Australia are the team to beat in the ongoing edition of the game’s showpiece event, said New Zealand pacer Trent Boult.In a repeat of 2015 final between the trans-Tasman rivals, pace spearhead Boult’s historic hat-trick went in vain as Mitchell Starc’s (5/26) brilliant five-for guided Australia to a convincing 86-run win over New Zealand at the Lord’s here on Saturday.With his swinging full-pitched deliveries, Boult sent back the well-settled Usman Khawaja (88 off 129 balls), Starc and Jason Behrendorff, while giving away just two runs of the last over to become the first Kiwi to grab a hat-trick in the World Cup.But his efforts proved futile as New Zealand were shot out for 157.By virtue of the win, defending champions Australia, who are already through to the semifinals, have consolidated their position at the top with 14 points from eight games.”Australia turn up for World Cups. They have a good record in them and they’re peaking nicely. They produced the complete performance and they were too good for us,” said Boult, who returned with figures of 4 for 51.”There are some quality sides here but it’s all about timing in my opinion and Australia are performing well, there’s only a couple of weeks left and they’re the ones to beat.”Boult was effusive in his praise for pace counterpart Starc, the tournament’sbest bowler so far.Boult was joint leading wicket-taker in the 2015 tournament with 22 wickets, alongside Starc. But this time Starc overshadowed him and is leading the wicket-takers list with 24 scalps ahead of second-placed Lockie Ferguson of New Zealand, with 17.advertisement”He’s (Starc) six foot seven, bowls 157kph and swings it both ways! He’s a classy bowler. He was used very nicely with short spells to be aggressive. He’s had a stellar campaign so far,” the Kiwi left-arm pacer said.Boult, however, said it was special to grab a hat-trick at the ‘Home of Cricket’, his second in ODI cricket.”It would have been nice if it was in the first over but any bowler dreams of getting three wickets in a row. To do it at the ‘Home of Cricket’ in front of a good crowd against Australia was pretty cool,” he said.”It’s a pretty simple game plan. I wanted to disturb the woodwork and it was nice to see the stumps light up. It was a bit of entertainment for the crowd.”He said New Zealand let Australia off the hook on Saturday.”To have them 90 for five and let them get over 200 was frustrating. If we had kept them under 200, then it’s a whole different ball game,” he said.New Zealand have now suffered two successive defeats, against Pakistan and Australia, and face England in their final group match on Wednesday, a match that could yet decide who makes the final four.”We need to win the last one. It will be a big one for England and they will be hungry it’s certainly not panic stations. The bowling plans work well against any side so there won’t be much reinvention,” Boult signed off.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Alex Carey took the game away from us, says Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch hails Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja after Australia beat New ZealandAlso Seelast_img read more

Injured Notre Dame Starter To Play vs. Florida State

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame football starting tight end Alize Mack missed last week’s game against Northwestern, after suffering a concussion vs. Navy.The team has gotten some good news on his status, though.According to head coach Brian Kelly, Mack has been cleared, and will play against Florida State this weekend. From Irish Sports Daily:BK says TE Alizè Mack is cleared and will play.— Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) November 8, 2018The Alize Mack news is welcome, considering other injury issues hitting the Notre Dame offense.Earlier today, it was revealed that starting quarterback Ian Book will miss Saturday’s game against FSU. Brandon Wimbush, the starter last year and the beginning of this season, will step back in.Kelly praised Wimbush today, saying he has taken big steps forward with his mechanics. The offense took a big step forward earlier in the year when Book took over as starter, though.Mack isn’t a huge receiving threat for the Fighting Irish, but does have career highs on the year with 27 catches and 250 yards. He caught a 35-yard touchdown in Notre Dame’s win over Stanford.His back-up Cole Kmet has been pretty productive in his place, with seven catches for 72 yards over the last two weeks.Notre Dame is undefeated, and currently ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Downplays Hype Surrounding Texas Football

first_imgA flag being held during a Texas Longhorns with the team's logo on it.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 25: A flag for the Texas Longhorns waves at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Following the Texas Longhorns’ win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl, Sam Ehlinger said “We’re back.” His simple statement could set the stage for either an epic or disastrous season in 2019.Texas enters this upcoming season with high expectations after owning a 10-4 record the year before.Most projections have the Longhorns battling the Oklahoma Sooners for supremacy in the Big 12. However, it turns out that Sports Illustrated isn’t sold on all the hype in Austin.In fact, two of the writers at SI chose the Longhorns as a program that will struggle to meet expectations.From Sports Illustrated:Scooby Axson: “For all the constant talk about how Texas is back, especially after winning 10 games for the first time this decade (there are many that have picked the Longhorns to make some national championship noise), the lack of depth—especially on the defensive end—has to have Tom Herman concerned. Breaking in eight starters on that side of the ball, plus having no real contingency plan if quarterback Sam Ehlinger gets hurt, might have Texas looking up at Oklahoma once again.”Ross Dellenger: “This is a product of the hype and the hype alone, because I do think the Longhorns are contenders, and I like Sam Ehlinger at QB, but the “Texas is back” talk is so overpowering that the Horns can’t possibly meet the expectations. Any team that must replace eight defensive senior starters will have some early-season growing pains, and that’s not mentioning a pass defense that ranked 110th nationally last season. The Horns feel like a solid top-20 team, but these CFP projections are shooting awfully high.”One key for Texas meeting expectations is complementing its high-octane offense with serviceable defense.Tom Herman received a two-year extension because of his current progress at Texas. While an underwhelming year wouldn’t necessarily hurt his job status, the athletic department is most likely expecting a strong season.[Sports Illustrated]last_img read more

Driving through the covers | Books

first_img Next Driving through the covers | BooksA look at the three books that covers history of Indian cricket.advertisement india today digital June 28, 2019 ISSUE DATE: July 8, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 14:53 IST THE NINE WAVES: The Extraordinary Story of Indian Cricket by Mihir Bose, Aleph book company, Rs 999The history of Indian cricket (from then to now), told with the passion of a die-hard fan, the rigour of a journalist who has covered the sport his entire life, and the crisp clarityTHE NINE WAVES: The Extraordinary Story of Indian Cricket by Mihir Bose, Aleph book company, Rs 999The history of Indian cricket (from then to now), told with the passion of a die-hard fan, the rigour of a journalist who has covered the sport his entire life, and the crisp clarity of a born writer CRICKET WORLD CUP: The Indian Challenge by Ashis Ray, Bloomsbury, Rs 499A romp through the history of cricket’s World Cup, told by one who was there to see it all happen. A must-have for trivia buffs or anyone looking for a brush-up of the past 50-odd years in world cricket. MIRACLE MEN: The Greatest Underdog Story in Cricket by Nikhil Naz, HACHETTE INDIA, Rs 399Today, India dominates international cricket. In 1983, this was not the case. A stirring tale, rich with insider knowledge and sepia-toned context (but occasionally patchy wordsmithing)You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhurylast_img read more

You attack him you attack us all: Manchester United condemn racial abuse of Paul Pogba

first_img Next india today digital ManchesterAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 21, 2019 08:56 IST Paul Pogba’s Manchester United teammates stood in solidarity with him (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPogba was racially abused online after he missed a penalty against Wolverhampton on MondayDefender Harry Maguire termed the abuse “disgusting”Forward Marcus Rashford also stood in solidarity with his teammateManchester United are working on identifying individuals who racially abused Paul Pogba online after the midfielder missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.Pogba won a late penalty but had his effort from the spot saved by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. The draw cost United top spot in the Premier League standings, leading to a handful of supporters racially abusing the Frenchman.”The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also,” United said in a statement.”Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our #AllRedAllEqual initiative.”We will work to identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us. We also encourage social media companies to take action in these cases.”Defender Harry Maguire termed the abuse “disgusting” and called on social media companies to verify user accounts to prevent supporters from abusing players anonymously.”Social media need to do something about it,” Maguire said in a tweet. “Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people.”Forward Marcus Rashford also stood in solidarity with his teammate.”Manchester United is a family,” he said in a tweet. “Paul Pogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him you attack us all.”advertisementLast week Chelsea boss Frank Lampard also urged social media companies to take stricter action after 21-year-old striker Tammy Abraham was the target of racist abuse after his missed penalty in the UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Paul PogbaFollow Manchester United You attack him you attack us all: Manchester United condemn racial abuse of Paul PogbaPaul Pogba failed to convert a penalty in in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, leading to a handful of supporters racially abusing the Frenchman.advertisementlast_img read more

HMM Offloads Hyundai Securities Stake for USD 1bn

first_imgzoom Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has sold its 22.43 % stake in Hyundai Securities for KRW 1,24 trillion (USD 1,08 bn), the company said in a filling.The sale comes as financially-troubled shipping line disposes of assets in order to remain liquid and restructure debt facilities.As disclosed, KB Financial Group, South Korea’s largest retail banking group, bought the stake, having been selected as the preferred bidder at the end of March.The company is currently in talks with ship owners on lowering the freight rates and a conclusion on the matter is expected by the end of April.At the end of March, HMM managed to secure some breathing space from its creditors who agreed to a three-month maturity extension on the company’s debts.Specifically, HMM’s creditors’ council, led by the Korea Development Bank (KDB) gave a green light to the extension of the company’s debt maturity from March 29 to June 29, giving more time to the company to try to normalize its financial situation and complete efforts aimed at boosting its liquidity.HMM has loans of KRW 382 billion (USD 334 million) maturing in 2016 and KRW 606bn (USD 530m) in 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Des groupes communautaires des municipalités reçoivent 266 000 à lappui des aînés

first_imgUn endroit où les aînés et les enfants d’âge préscolaire peuvent faire de l’artisanat, jouer à des jeux ou pratiquer d’autres activités d’apprentissage ensemble, n’est que l’un des 42 projets financés par le ministère des Aînés. La salle d’activité à Spencer House, à Halifax, conçue par les étudiants de l’université NSCAD, est l’un des projets à l’appui des aînés qui recevra une partie du financement de 266 000 $, a annoncé le ministre par intérim des Aînés, Len Goucher, aujourd’hui 18 avril. Vingt-huit projets d’organismes à but non lucratif seront appuyés par le Fonds pour le vieillissement positif, et 14 projets seront co-financés par des municipalités dans le cadre du Programme sur les communautés amies des aînés. « Les investissements que nous effectuons aujourd’hui seront avantageux pour les aînés dans les communautés de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour des années à venir, » a dit M. Goucher. « Notre but est de répondre aux besoins de la population vieillissante de la province, et nous nous engageons à appuyer les idées novatrices et les solutions communautaires. » Le Fonds pour le vieillissement positif aide les organismes communautaires à but non lucratif à mettre en place des projets visant à permettre la réalisation de la Stratégie pour un vieillissement positif de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Cette stratégie est un guide à long terme pour la planification en vue de la population vieillissante qui met l’accent sur la santé, le bien-être et la participation communautaire des aînés de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les organismes dont la demande est approuvée peuvent recevoir un maximum de 10 000 $ pour leurs projets. Le Programme sur les communautés amies des aînés permettra aux municipalités de créer et d’adapter des structures et des services en fonction des différents besoins et capacités des aînés, afin que ces derniers puissent être actifs et en bonne santé. Les municipalités participantes partagent les coûts des projets, jusqu’à concurrence de 5 000 $. « L’amélioration des communautés amies des aînés est une priorité pour le gouvernement, » a dit M. Goucher. « Nous voyons de petites et grandes communautés qui travaillent afin d’améliorer la vie des aînés, et ces efforts doivent être reconnus. » M. Goucher a également reconnu les efforts de la ministre des Aînés, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, qui s’est fait la championne des enjeux touchant les aînés et qui a initié l’élaboration des deux programmes de subvention. Le ministère des Aînés a reçu plus de 150 demandes de financement en vertu des programmes de subvention. Les demandeurs auront une autre chance de présenter une demande à l’automne. Pour plus d’information sur les récipiendaires des subventions, consultez les sites www.gov.ns.ca/scs/agefriendlyComm.asp and www.gov.ns.ca/scs/positiveagingfund.asp .last_img read more

Province Introduces Amendments to the Cape Breton Marketing Levy Act

first_imgThe tourism sector in Cape Breton will have more funding to grow and promote their industry following amendments to the Cape Breton Marketing Levy Act announced today, March 30, by Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. The changes, which include making the levy optional for municipalities, exempting properties with less than 10 rooms and the process to determine how the money is spent to promote tourism, will enable the five municipalities to implement a levy on accommodations. “The tourism industry contributes significantly to the economy of Cape Breton,” said Mr. Paris. “We are pleased to have been able to work with industry leaders to find a solution that will provide a source of funding for tourism marketing in Cape Breton.” The Cape Breton Island Marketing Levy Act, Bill No. 267, was introduced in October, 2005 and required the five municipalities to implement a 1.5 per cent to 2 per cent levy that tourism accommodation operators must collect, regardless of the number of rooms. The bill was given royal assent, but not proclaimed into law pending amendments and a clear statement of support from the five municipalities and Destination Cape Breton Association. The department has now received support from the municipal councils and Destination Cape Breton who requested amendments be introduced and the act be proclaimed. “In working with our municipal governments and industry partners, we are pleased to see these amendments brought forward in this session,” said Mary Tulle, CEO for Destination Cape Breton. “This bill supporting the marketing levy will allow us to market our tourism industry and product in Cape Breton.” “The levy will provide funds to assist operators to explore new and different markets,” said Scott MacAulay, CEO of Cape Breton Resorts. “We spend about 50 per cent of our promotion budget on destination marketing. With the levy in place that funding will have a greater reach and impact.” There are two other marketing levies in Nova Scotia. Both the Halifax Marketing Levy and the Yarmouth Marketing and Promotions Levy provide funds to promote those regions as tourism, meeting and convention destinations.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img LUNENBURG COUNTY: Bluenose Avenue Bluenose Avenue, from Blue Jacket Street to Northwind Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Deep Hollow Road Deep Hollow Road, New Minas, is closed between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for road repairs. Work continues until Friday, Dec. 23. After 4:30 p.m. Deep Hollow Road will be reopened to single lane traffic and controlled by temporary traffic signals. Drivers can detour via Davidson Street and Black River Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Pugwash The Municipality of Cumberland County is installing water lines in Pugwash. There is single-lane traffic throughout the village as the work progresses. The project is expected to be finished by Friday, Dec. 16. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Waterloo Road Waterloo Road, from Route 210 west for about four kilometres, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Fauxburg Road Fauxburg Road, from Route 324 to the Mahone Bay town line, has alternating lane closures for road repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Lower Branch Road Lower Branch Road, from Civic 796 to Oaks Road, has alternating lane closures for road repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Croft Road Croft Road, from Trunk 3 to Trunk 12, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from the canal bridge in St. Peter’s east for 5.8 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for gravelling and repaving until Saturday, Dec. 31. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.center_img CONTINUING WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Northwind Road Northwind Road, from Route 331 to Blue Jacket Street, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14.Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Huey Lake Road Huey Lake Road, from Route 331 to Mount Pleasant Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Upper Branch Road Upper Branch Road, from the Bridgewater town line to Evergreen Acres, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 331 Route 331, from the Bridgewater town line to Trunk 10, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- LUNENBURG COUNTY: Blue Jacket Street Blue Jacket Street, from Northwind Road to Bluenose Avenue, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset.last_img read more

This Fall ELLE Canada Has a BrandNew Wardrobe

first_img Facebook THIS FALL, ELLE Canada HAS A BRAND-NEW WARDOROBE ! (CNW Group/TVA Group) TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2018 – Think of your new-look ELLE as you would a major update to your closet: There are some great new outfits, some classics with a twist and some daring party pieces. Everything fits perfectly and feels great to wear. And when you walk out the door, you feel inspired, empowered and ready to conquer the world. That’s the ELLE spirit, and you’ll find it on every page of ELLE Canada’s new-look September issue.Tracee Ellis Ross, of the primetime hit show Black-ish, is this month’s cover star—and a dream talent to help us launch our new look and the start of the fashion new year. In addition to our cover shoot and candid interview with the actress and style icon, this issue is overflowing with shopping and style advice, including the launch of our ELLE Guide. (This month’s topic: How to find your signature style, with expert advice from our editors.) Other highlights include the fall fashion and beauty trend reports, Saoirse Ronan and Lupita Nyong‘o in conversation and must-read features covering a range of subjects, from financial infidelity to luxe fall travel destinations.Canada’s #1 multi-platform fashion magazine brand has re-engineered its format, content pillars and marketing investment, providing ongoing commitment to Canadian audiences through delivering the highest-quality content. The new-look ELLE has been designed to function as an escape—it is elegant and modern while staying true to the aspirational and inclusive DNA of the ELLE brand, a recognized global brand with 46 editions worldwide. The new design further pushes our competitive advantage as a recognized luxury title with unparalleled access to celebrities, thought leaders and visionaries, all presented with the important Canadian perspective.  And, thanks to the ELLE network, Elle Canada has the unique position to showcase Canadian talent globally with our fashion shoots and content through syndication in editions around the world. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The investment in high-gloss paper stock, newsstand and subscription promotions, digital-content strategies and video production ensures marketers reach the ultimate influencers—over 1.7 million every month.The team is led by editor-in-chief Vanessa Craft. “September has always been a time of re-invention, inspiration and excitement, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share our new look with readers. Our editorial approach, both in print and online, continues with the same mission: to offer inclusive, accessible and aspirational content that helps women explore and celebrate their own style while building an empowered, authentic life.”“TVA Publications is committed to providing our readers and our marketing partners access to Canada’s leading fashion, beauty, and luxury products through brands like ELLE.  Our brand-new design and talented team continues to innovate across all our platforms” says Lyne Robitaille, Vice President, TVA Publications.The September issue of ELLE Canada, featuring Tracie Ellis Ross, is currently on newsstandsFollow ELLE Canada on social media:Facebook.com/ELLECanadaInstagram @ELLECanadaTwitter @ELLECanadaSnapchat @ELLECanadaSubscribe to the ELLE Canada YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ELLECanadaComAbout TVA GROUPTVA Group Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is a communications company engaged in the broadcasting, film and audiovisual production, and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group Inc. is North America’s largest broadcaster of French-language entertainment, information and public affairs programming and one of the largest private-sector producers of French-language content. It is also the largest publisher of French-language magazines and publishes some of the most popular English-language titles in Canada. The Corporation’s Class B shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TVA.B.Logo: ELLE Canada (CNW Group/TVA Group) Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

SCHITTS CREEK SET TO END AFTER SIX SEASONS

first_imgEugene, left, and Dan accept the Best Comedy Series Award for Schitt’s Creek at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. (Peter Power/Canadian Press)The Levys also play father and son on the sitcom, alongside Catherine O’Hara as the mother and Annie Murphy as the daughter of the Rose family, who lost their fortune due to a shady business manager and now live in a motel in a small town the dad bought as a joke years ago.Each character has carved out a niche in the town over the years, providing nuance and a joyful spirit that has helped Schitt’s Creek grow in popularity from season to season.Current hit on TV, Netflix, social mediaWhere the show once was a modest gem, it now has a spot on Netflix, countless memes and mentions on social media, and accolades from top critics.“It’s really been quite unbelievable,” said Eugene Levy, a comedy treasure and SCTV alum who was born in Hamilton.“Having a show like Schitt’s Creek in the autumn of my years, so to speak, is something not a lot of people get to experience.”The show has also spawned a live tour with sold-out audiences in Canada and the U.S., won several Canadian Screen Awards and was up for a Critics’ Choice trophy in January.“I’m sure people will be questioning, ‘Why walk away when so many people are watching it?”‘ Toronto-born Daniel said, noting he tries not to pay attention to the show’s buzz because he doesn’t want it to affect the creative process.“But the reality is, we’ve always been about the show, and I hope that when people watch this last season, they’ll understand that we did nothing but respect that experience.”Levy said he had a feeling around Season 3 that the story of the Roses was halfway through and would be done come Season 6. His dad was fully supportive and they’ve been carefully constructing the storylines to reach that conclusion ever since.‘Going out on a nice, natural high’“We’re going out on a nice, natural high and never really wanted to risk taking it any further into what I might call the law of diminishing returns,” said Eugene.Executives at CBC and Pop say they’re sad the show is ending, but admire the commitment of the Levys to wrap it up on their own terms.“It’s creative genius, and who am I to mess with creative genius?” said Sally Catto, general manager of programming for CBC English Television, noting the show has grown the public broadcaster’s audience, particularly its younger demographic.I truly think it will be, always, one of the greatest comedies ever created in this country.– Sally Catto, CBC Television“It really also became an anchor for a new era of [scripted] comedy at the CBC,” she added.“I truly think it will be, always, one of the greatest comedies ever created in this country.”Pop channel president Brad Schwartz, who also worked with Daniel when he was at MTV Canada, said it’s their highest-rated original series and has helped define the network.“It’s devastating,” he said of the decision to end it. “It’s one of the most proud pieces of content I’ve ever been involved with.“You don’t get shows like this very often in a career.”Daniel said he hopes the final season will provide closure and “tell the funniest, the sweetest, the most joyful episodes of our show we’ve ever told.”And he isn’t ruling out returning to the characters one day.“I would never say that this is the end. If we get an idea somewhere down the line that feels fresh and necessary and relevant, I would absolutely entertain any form of revisiting these lovely, strange characters.” Login/Register With: Schitt’s Creek fans: Prepare to say goodbye to the Rose family.As the hit Canadian comedy series cements its status as a critical and cultural smash during its fifth season, father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy have announced the story will come to an end next year.In a statement on Daniel’s social media accounts Thursday, they revealed the beloved half-hour show will wrap up for good at the end of its sixth season. The 14 final episodes are due to begin in January 2020 on CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the U.S.To Our Dear Fans… pic.twitter.com/FIXjD3gbzA— dan levy (@danjlevy) March 21, 2019It’s a decision the Levys reached a long time ago and is one they’re excited about, they stressed in interviews with The Canadian Press, noting they’ve envisioned this final chapter from the beginning.“I’ve always known how the show was going to end,” Daniel, who is also the showrunner, said by phone from Toronto.“I’ve always seen every season of our show as a chapter in the story of this family’s life, and we have reached our inevitable conclusion in that story, so it was the right time and it was something that I had been building to for five seasons.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Schitt’s Creek Twitterlast_img read more

Mandate for Muskrat Falls inquiry incomplete says former bureaucrat

first_imgJustin BrakeAPTN News The public inquiry into the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador has drawn a lot of criticism since it was announced in November.The inquiry is looking at the financial issues facing the project – mainly why the cost of the project has doubled to $12.7 billion.A group of people gathered in St. John’s, Newfoundland this week to share their concerns.jbrake@aptn.calast_img

DU to shut multiple-ID application option

first_imgNew Delhi: The University of Delhi is all set to restrict the option of applying courses from multiple ids during the admission process. Also, the students applying to the university can change the courses or colleges during the admissionprocess. The new regulation will be implemented from DU admission 2019 application process from the academic year onwards. “The suggestions made by DU college principals to the committee for undergraduate admissions of the university,” said a source. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per the official notification, Delhi University will start the admission process for 2019-20 by April 15, 2019, and complete the application process by May 7, 2019. “This is relatively earlier as compared to last year when Delhi University had started the admissions in May. Along with announcing the admission process, the university has also put forth some new changes which will be introduced in the admission process from the academic year 2019-20,” said source. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMoreover, the university also introduced a few more changes in the admission process which are mentioned which are as follows the key changes are; where earlier candidates shifting streams faced a 5 percent slack in their best of four averages, the university has now reduced the slack to 2 percent. Also, the admission process for the Sports and ECA quota will be held separately. The admissions to candidates under this section will begin on May 20, 2019, sources added. “The admissions are based on the best of four marks secured by candidates in their qualifying examination. Candidates who seek admissions to the undergraduate programmes have to enter their best of four marks (average of best four subjects) while filling the application form,’ said official. Moreover, the admission committee is planning to cut the number of cutoff for the admission to the 86 colleges affiliated to the the university.last_img read more

Explore Marrakech: Morocco’s Hybrid City

By Alexandra GrittaRabat- Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech has a very open and welcoming vibe toward foreigners. The city is a wonderful melange of both new and old, and of traditional and progressive components. On travel lists, Marrakech ranks as the top destination to visit in Morocco. In 2017 alone, Marrakech received eight million tourists. Not a surprise! The city maintains a vibrant nightlife. In the modernized areas, clubs and casinos are open late, while the historic Jemaa el-Fna (one of the largest open-air markets in the world) reaches the peak of its wonder at night. Many of the world’s most popular cities for tourism—Paris, Hong Kong, and New York, to name a few—have a distinct and disappointing feeling of sameness to them. Cultural differences that should distinguish them are lost among the tall, modern buildings, and traditional culture is replaced with technology.While many touristic cities have lost their exotic flavor in an effort to modernize and accommodate the masses, Marrakech manages to present its traditions while also drawing on more modern aspects. Things to do in Marrakech:Marrakech is a very active city with many well-known sites. The following list is a mixture of some of the most common tourist attractions as well as some lesser known.Palais Bahia. The palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to be a hallmark of its time period, showcasing the epitome of Islamic and Moroccan architecture. The palace is eight hectares and contains 150 rooms, including various gardens and courtyards. One of the most popular sites is the harem, where Abu Ahmed, a former black slave who rose to power, housed his four wives and 24 concubines.Allegedly, the palace was named after Ahmed’s favorite wife, “Bahia,” meaning “beautiful.” The entrance fees is MAD 10. Guides are available at the palace for an extra cost, and can conduct tours in English. As there is little information available on the palace in English inside the palace, hiring a guide is highly recommended.Jardin Majorelle. The gardens surround a villa in which the French painter Jacques Majorelle lived. It took 40 years for the painter to create the gardens. Complete with exotic plants from five continents and various water features, the garden is a relaxing break from the mayhem of the city. There is also a museum featuring Amazigh culture. Entrance to the gardens costs MAD 70, while the museum costs an additional MAD 30.Jardin MajorelleJemaa el-Fna. This market is one of the largest open-air markets in the world and one of Marrakech’s prime features. It’s also one of the most crowded and active places in Morocco. Jemaa el-Fna is located in the old medina (“city”) and is full of snake charmers, storytellers, animals, and more. It is also a great place for food (both small vendors and restaurants) and bargaining. Make sure to visit both during the night and the day….it’s a completely different experience after the sun goes down and the performers come out.Palooza Park. If you are traveling with children or need a break from Marrakech’s heat, Palooza Park is a wonderful theme park destination which also includes a water park. Costs range from MAD 50 for the children’s water park to MAD 120 for the adult water park.     Palooza ParkGrand Casino La Mamounia. Take a break from sightseeing for a relaxing night of gambling at Le Grand Casino La Mamounia. The venue features table games, slot machines, bars, and a classy restaurant. It is one of the most highly rated casinos in Marrakech. Drinks are free if you play at the tables, and there are some events such as buffets and performances.Terres d’Amanar. Located in an Amazigh region, this hotel and park combination is sometimes overlooked by tourists, but it is a stop not to be missed. It is situated just 30 minutes outside of Marrakech at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The park offers a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, archery, Amazigh arts and crafts, a zipline, swimming, and all-terrain mountain biking.You do not have to be a resident of the hotel to visit the park, and activities are paid individually, usually ranging from MAD 100 to 200 per 30 minutes to 1 hour of an activity.If you are looking to vacation in Marrakech, here are some important things to be aware of:Market bargaining is cultural. If you are a foreigner, you are already a target for raised prices and seller harassment. Items in Morocco may seem relatively cheap to begin with, but it is common for sellers to double prices if they know they are dealing with tourists who are unaware of “normal” pricing. Sellers tend to pursue tourists actively. When bargaining, offer one third to half of the price given and go from there. Be careful with henna. Henna is a plant paste used to create artful patterns on the skin and is offered in Jemaa el-Fna. It’s a tradition in Morocco and dyes the skin for up to two weeks. However, black henna and even some forms of “regular” brown henna contain chemicals that can burn skin and cause scarring. Women may approach and pushily offer henna, even taking your hand and beginning designs without permission. Steer clear of henna until you know exactly what the paste contains and be firm with the designers if you do not want any.Ask taxi drivers to turn on their meters. Marrakchi taxi drivers are notorious for trying to overcharge tourists. This problem is easily solved by asking the driver to turn on their meter for an exact and fair price to your destination. If they refuse, wait for a different taxi.Summer is hot. Marrakech temperatures can reach over 37 degrees Celsius so being outside can be hard on some foreigners not used to elevated temperatures. Spring and fall are more optimal times to visit for those with low heat tolerance (temperatures range from 19 to 28 degrees Celsius). Stay hydrated, apply sunscreen frequently, and consider wearing a hat to cover your head. read more

UN gears up for Timorese elections with security measures to ensure peace

On the eve of the second round of presidential elections in Timor-Leste, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the small country is shoring up security measures with the expectation that the polls will be peaceful.UN police officers (UNPOL), which worked with the National Police of Timor-Leste to provide security during the campaigning, “will continue to provide a strong presence at polling stations tomorrow,” the UN Mission (UNMIT) said in a news release.A strong security presence will also be provided across Timor-Leste during the counting and tabulation of votes.So far, the campaigning period for this second round “has been free of any serious incidents of violence and intimidation,” UNMIT said.The mission’s Deputy Special Representative in charge of security, Eric Tan, said lessons learned from the first round formed the basis for strengthening security for tomorrow’s election.“UNPOL, through its National Investigation Department, will place teams in key locations to ensure prompt investigations into any allegations of irregularities, especially intimidation, during the elections,” Mr Tan said. “This is a new addition to the security plan.”In addition to this measure addressing intimidation, UNPol and the National Police will have a presence at every polling centre with mobile patrols stationed in each district. Formed Police Units (FPUs) will be on standby to quell any security incidents that may arise.UNMIT is mandated by the Security Council to “support Timor-Leste in all aspects of the 2007 presidential and parliamentary electoral process, including through technical and logistical support, electoral policy advice and verification or other means.”The mission said it is “confident that the second round for the presidential election to be held tomorrow will be peaceful.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a video message to the Timorese people, urged them to participate in the democratic process. “I call upon both candidates and their supporters to react to the results in a peaceful manner, and to raise any concerns they may have about the process through the appropriate legal channels,” he said, pledging the UN’s continued assistance. 8 May 2007On the eve of the second round of presidential elections in Timor-Leste, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the small country is shoring up security measures with the expectation that the polls will be peaceful. read more

Supreme Court dismisses petition on 65000 housing project

SanjeewaJayawardena (PC), appearing on behalf of ArcelorMittal Construction France submitted that in excess of 97,000 applications have been made to dated, in response to the 2 sample houses that have constructed by ArcelorMittal Construction France. He further submitted that the Petitioner has no locus standi as the 97,000 applicants who are going to be the beneficiaries to the houses have not been made parties to the application. The Supreme Court has dismissed the Petition filed by Petitioner Muhammed Fazl with regard to the 65000 housing project initiated by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.Appearing for Minister D.M. Swaminathan, Senior Counsel Upul Jayasuriya made submissions before the Supreme Court, stating that the Petitioner has filed the application with the intent of misleading court and the public at large by sighting the 1st Respondent Minister as the Chairman of the Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee, when in fact all members of the CANC are officials of Ministries and no Minister sits as a member of any such committee and further submitted that a Contempt of Court Application has been filed on that basis. Rajaratnam (PC) appearing on behalf of the Cabinet of Ministers submitted that the reliefs sought cannot be granted at this stage or any stage of this application and that the application must be dismissed. Jayasuriya submitted that the displaced families have been living under polythene shacks since 2009 and that it is imperative that an urgent solution is given to the displaced persons of the Northern and Eastern provinces as a protest of nearly 20,000 persons is imminent as reported by a frontline newspaper. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Myanmar UN official voices concern at reports of increased sectarian violence

Last week President Thein Sein reportedly declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in four central townships after several days of unrest between Buddhists and Muslims, including in Meiktila where at least 30 people were killed.“The recent episode of violence in Meiktila in central Myanmar raises concerns that sectarian violence is spreading to other parts of the country,” stated Special Adviser Adama Dieng. “In the context of last year’s violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, there is a considerable risk of further violence if measures are not put in place to prevent this escalation.” Mr. Dieng said these measures must address not only the immediate consequences of the current violence but also the root causes of the problem. “Failing to do so can have serious future consequences which the international community has solemnly promised to prevent,” he stated.“The Government of Myanmar must clearly demonstrate that it is serious about holding accountable those responsible for the past and present violence, regardless of their religious or ethnic affiliations,” he urged. “The Government must also take measures to protect populations still at risk.” Noting that the State has the primary responsibility to protect its population, the Special Adviser called on the Government of Myanmar to address this situation as a matter of urgency, develop a comprehensive national strategy that upholds international human rights standards and promotes reconciliation and tolerance among Buddhist and Muslim communities in the country. “I call upon all religious leaders, local leaders and the communities themselves, to promote a culture of respect for diversity and peaceful coexistence that is fundamental in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society such as the one in Myanmar,” stated Mr. Dieng “As a country that has positively surprised the international community with its recent transformation towards democracy, Myanmar needs to demonstrate that the rule of law will prevail and that all those living within its borders are and will be protected from violence and discrimination, particularly on the basis of religion or ethnicity.”Meanwhile, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, wrapped up a five-day visit to the country at the invitation of its Government, during which he spoke with families in Meiktila and met with leaders of different communities. During the visit, a public meeting was held with leaders from the Buddhist, Christian and Muslim communities, and representatives of affected families to discuss measures to resolve tensions.Mr. Nambiar said that fostering communal harmony was the responsibility of all sections of society and that religious leaders and other community leaders must publicly call on their followers to shun all violence, respect the law and promote peace. He also expressed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s “strong sympathy and support” to the affected communities, as well as the UN’s readiness to continue meeting their relief and rehabilitation needs. read more