Trudeau touts controversial pipeline project ahead of town hall meeting in Kamloops

first_imgThe Canadian PressPrime Minister Justin Trudeau touted the benefits of a liquefied natural gas project that’s at the centre of an impasse with some members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in a speech to supporters in Kamloops, B.C., on Wednesday.RCMP arrested 14 people Monday in northwestern British Columbia over a protest against construction of a natural gas pipeline by Coastal GasLink, a key part of the $40-billion LNG Canada project.In a campaign-style speech at the Liberal fundraiser, Trudeau did not address the arrests but heralded the massive project as one of his government’s key achievements over the past year.“We moved forward on the LNG Canada project, which is the largest private sector investment in Canada’s history, $40 billion, which is going to produce Canadian LNG that will supplant coal in Asia as a power source and do much for the environment,” he said.Earlier Wednesday, he told a CBC Radio program in Kamloops that the arrests were “not an ideal situation.”The federal government has been working on reconciliation but the dispute over the pipeline is “still an ongoing process,” he said.“There are a number of people and communities who are supportive, there are a number of folks who disagree with it,” he told the CBC.The RCMP enforced an injunction Monday from the B.C. Supreme Court that ordered the removal of any obstructions to the pipeline project in and around the Morice River Bridge on a remote forest service road southwest of Houston.The pipeline company says it has signed agreements with all 20 First Nations along the route but the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have not given their consent.Trudeau said he would not visit the blockade site.“One of the things that is really important is to try to reduce the temperature a little bit,” he told the CBC.The prime minister’s town hall in Kamloops is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT and you can watch it live on the APTN News Facebook page.He told supporters at the fundraiser that he expected to hear “strong voices” at the town hall with very clear ideas about what his government should be doing.“The challenge we have to have as Canadians is to be open to listening to people, to understand their concerns and their fears, and to work together to try and allay them,” he said.“We will always have in this country perspectives that vary widely.”Dozens of protesters on both sides of the pipeline debate gathered outside the hotel where Trudeau spoke at the fundraiser.Protesters wearing yellow vests carried signs that read “Carbon Tax Cash Grab” and “Trudeau for Treason” while taking part in a chant opposing a United Nations pact on migration signed by Canada. Conservative critics argue it threatens Canada’s sovereignty.Keith LaRiviere, who is Cree and participated in the yellow-vest protest, said he knows some of the people involved in the pipeline blockade.He said he supports their right to protest but he believes those building the pipeline also have the right to do their work.“I go to sweat lodges with some of those people so I really know them intimately, and I do support their cause. I do support their right to their land. I don’t support the aggressive way they were forced out of their position,” said LaRiviere, who travelled from Prince George.On the other side of the hotel parking lot, a group of Indigenous protesters opposed to the pipeline sang, drummed and held a banner reading “PM Trudeau: Canada needs climate action now.”Janice Billy said she supports the Wet’suwet’en because her First Nation, the Secwepemc, are also losing control of their lands.“The people … had no reason to be arrested. They are peaceful people. They were there protecting the land and water,” she said.The federal riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo is held by Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, who is also the Indigenous Affairs Critic in Parliament. The Liberals see B.C. as a key battleground for the election in October.Trudeau’s visit to Kamloops marks the start of an outreach tour that will expand across the country.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

Mobile brothel in Mount raided

A mobile brothel which was operating from Mount Lavinia was raided by the police, the police media unit said today.The police said that the mobile brothel was operating along De Saram Road in Mount Lavinia. A team from the Mount Lavinia police carried out the raid last night.Following the raid the police arrested six people including three women and they were to produce them before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate today.

Three arrested in Kuruwita over theft

The police arrested three people in Kuruwita today over the theft of a golden color Buddhist statue, the police media unit said.According to the police media unit, the three people were arrested on suspicion by a police street patrol unit near a Temple in the area. The police said that when the suspects were arrested the police found the statue inside a jeep.The police also found military style uniforms in the vehicle . Investigations had later revealed that the statue was of historic value and had been stolen from a Temple yesterday.Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Verstappens recent form bodes well for 2019 F1 championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The way Max Verstappen has driven recently offers encouragement of a more open Formula One title race next year.Verstappen has been in typically daredevil form, with some overtaking moves of the highest class, and the Red Bull driver is aiming to sign off the season in style at this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.F1 needs him to carry over his form into 2019, too.Because each year since 2014, the championship contest has been between Lewis Hamilton and one other driver: his former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and more recently Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Although two of those championships went down to the last race — Hamilton won in ’14 and Rosberg in ’16 — it was always a two-way contest. This year and last, Hamilton beat Vettel into second place, with everyone else lagging behind.Given that Vettel’s title wins with Red Bull from 2011-13 were overwhelming victories, there has not been a wider contest with multiple drivers since 2010, when several fought for the title heading into the season-ending desert race under floodlights at Abu Dhabi. Vettel won that dramatic race for his first F1 title.But Verstappen has finished this season so strongly he has surpassed Vettel and even matched Hamilton, which bodes well for 2019.Over the past four races, Verstappen has had four podium finishes including — a win in Mexico — for 76 points compared with 77 for Hamilton in the same span. But the tally would have been 83-70 in Verstappen’s favour if not for a reckless attacking move by French driver Esteban Ocon in the latter stages of the Brazilian GP two weeks ago.Although he was already lapped and had no points to fight for, Ocon stubbornly refused to let race leader Verstappen past him and they tangled on the track , sending Verstappen spinning back to second and pushing Hamilton to first. It led to a heated incident after the race, where an irate Verstappen squared up to a grinning Ocon and shoved him three times in the chest before pointing an angry finger at him as he eventually walked away.Verstappen’s actions drew criticism from some observers, but they also highlighted the 21-year-old Dutchman’s fiery will to win. Despite his young age he already has five GP wins to his name, including two this season.Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, has not won a race this season despite having a quicker and considerably more consistent car.It fuels the view that Verstappen, in a Ferrari or a Mercedes, would already be a serious title contender now.He is fifth in the standings, but could overtake Bottas and move up a spot at this weekend’s Abu Dhabi GP. Verstappen is also more than 60 points clear of his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo, the senior driver, although the margin is blurred by the fact both have been undone at times this season by engine problems.Verstappen has failed to finish four races while Ricciardo’s wretched luck has seen him retire from eight races. Yet both have managed to win two races each despite the car’s inconsistent nature.By contrast, Hamilton has finished every race except for Austria in July, and Bottas has finished all but two, underlining the more reliable Mercedes.The complex engine problems ultimately forced Red Bull to split with Renault as its partner and choose Honda from 2019. Yet there is no little irony in that switch now, considering how strong Verstappen has been in recent races when his engine has held up.It is a risky move for Red Bull to partner with Honda, considering the complications of the McLaren-Honda partnership in recent years.But Red Bull is optimistic Honda has sorted its problems out and will provide a more powerful engine than Renault.If so, Verstappen could well be pushing Hamilton and Vettel hard for the 2019 title.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJerome Pugmire, The Associated Press read more

EHF EURO 2014 W with only one direct ticket for World Championship

← Previous Story Metalurg’s rampart “Jonovski-Markoski” stay loyal to club Next Story → Sydney Uni – Oceania Club Champion 2014, go to SuperGlobe in Doha EHFEHF EURO 2014european handball federationhandballworld championship The European Handball Federation have decided that from now on, instead of the top three teams of every European Championship that qualify to the World Championship, will see the number reduced only to one team qualifying directly to the World Championships. Thus, Europe will be allocated only one direct qualifying spot, while the rest of the teams, will have to go through qualifications in order to be present at the World Championships. read more

Apple des appareils bientôt équipés de piles à combustible

first_imgApple : des appareils bientôt équipés de piles à combustible ?Il y a peu, Apple a déposé deux brevets décrivant un tout nouveau type de pile à combustible et qui pourrait remplacer les batteries en Lithium. Ceci permettrait de parier sur une plus longue autonomie.Toujours en quête d’innovation, Apple va-t-il équiper ses prochains produits de piles à combustible ? Si ceci n’est qu’une hypothèse elle reste fort probable, car en effet la firme de Cupertino vient tout juste de déposer deux brevets présentant justement un nouveau type de batterie. Une pile à combustible qui pourrait donc succéder aux batteries en Lithium dans les produits de la firme.Or, ce changement apporterait plusieurs avantages et notamment de disposer d’une plus grande densité d’énergie et d’une autonomie de plusieurs jours voire de plusieurs semaines, rapporte Clubic.com. Tout ceci grâce à un procédé ingénieux déposé auprès de l’USPTO, l’organisme américain chargé de réguler la propriété intellectuelle aux Etats-Unis. D’après les documents fournis, le dispositif serait en fait capable de générer de l’énergie mais également de l’exploiter.Comme l’explique le site Patently Apple, le mécanisme conçu, compact et léger, serait formé d’un système changeant le combustible en électricité et d’un régulateur permettant de contrôler la quantité d’énergie. Un système qui pourrait remplacer les batteries au Lithium aussi bien dans l’iPhone que dans l’iPad ou dans les MacBook Pro.Le 29 décembre 2011 à 09:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Star Wars Resistance is the Anime Sequel to Star Wars Rebels I

first_img Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img The Star Wars and anime fandoms overlap considerably, so it’s no surprise that Disney is tapping into that with the upcoming follow-up to Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars Resistance will be an anime, which should be a far cry from the CG used to make Rebels.Star Wars Resistance will give us a look at the Resistance movement against the First Order which made its first appearance in The Force Awakens. Rebels, as fans will remember, filled in some of the gaps on what happened between the collapse of the Old Republic in Revenge of the Sith and the events of A New Hope. Resistance fills roughly the same purpose by bridging the mysterious gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.Although Star Wars manga has been produced before, Resistance will be the first official anime project for the Star Wars franchise. The show will follow a Resistance agent named Kazuda Xiono as he spies on the First Order. There’s a lot of characters in the new trilogy who seem as though they would be much more interesting if some of their pasts were filled in and hopefully we’ll see more of how Snoke turned the First Order into a formidable fighting force.via LucasfilmThere have been no release dates set for Resistance yet, and we’ve only seen the barest hint at what the art style has to offer with the title card above being the only official art so far. Hopefully, they stick with a more hand-drawn look instead of overly relying on CG shots (like the revived Berserk series).With Episode IX, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, a Live-Action TV show, another anthology film (plus more than likely haven’t been announced), another trilogy from Rian Johnson, a series of films from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and who knows what else on the way. So the foreseeable future is going to be positively saturated with Star Wars. I love Star Wars, but the whole thing is getting a bit too Marvel-paced with its release schedule to keep up with for me.last_img read more

3 shipping trailers catch fire in Medley

first_imgMEDLEY, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters worked to put out a fire that engulfed three shipping trailers in Medley.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the area of 113th Avenue and South River Drive just after 12:30 p.m., Tuesday.7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene where heavy smoke could be seen coming from the charred containers.The fire has since been extinguished.Officials said there were no injuries reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Kendrick Lamar Earns Music Pulitzer Prize For DAMN

first_imgThe GRAMMY-winning rapper has earned another prestigious honor for his ground-breaking 2017 albumRenée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 16, 2018 – 1:38 pm On April 16, Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy unveiled the announcement of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners, and this year’s honoree in the music category is Kendrick Lamar’s album, DAMN. Twitter Kendrick Lamar Earns Music Pulitzer Prize For ‘DAMN.’ Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2018 – 2:10 pm Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Facebook center_img Released in 2017, DAMN. effortlessly captured themes from racial equality to love with Lamar’s signature rhymes at the helm. The Pulitzer Prize website called DAMN. “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” News Since its release, the LP has garnered extensive critical acclaim and accolades, including five GRAMMYs at the 60th GRAMMY Awards: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Music Video (“HUMBLE.”), and Best Rap/Sung Performance (“LOYALTY.,” with Rihanna).In addition, Lamar is not only the first hip-hop artist to be awarded the Pulitzer, he is the first non-classical or -jazz musician to achieve the honor.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Wins Pulitzer Prize kendrick-lamar-earns-music-pulitzer-prize-damnlast_img read more

India home to 219000 millionaires says report VIDEO

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … According to the 2017 Asia-Pacific Wealth Report (APWR) released on Tuesday by Capgemini, India has 4th largest population of millionaires in the Asia Pacific region with 2,19,000 ultra-rich individuals with a combined wealth of $877 billion.Indian millionaires contribute 4 per cent of the market share of the high net worth individuals (HNWIs). At the end of 2016, there were 28,91,000 millionaires in Japan, while China ranked second with 11,29,000 HNWIs and Australia was at the third place had 2,55,000.”This was ahead of China and Japan which registered a growth of 9.1 per cent and 6.3 per cent, respectively, for the same period,” the report noted.India’s population of millionaires witnessed a double-digit growth of 10 per cent for the period 2015-2016, as compared to the annual average growth of 8.2 per cent.”After a sedate HNI wealth expansion of 1.6 per cent in 2015, India posted double digit HNI wealth growth of 10 per cent in 2016. This jump was propelled mainly by a rebound in its equity markets and real estate,” the report said.The report added that “more good news may be on the horizon with improved GDP forecasts for 2017 and 2018 expected to drive further economic growth.”The report further noted that while “in India, investor sentiment has remained cautiously confident in the wake of the election of the reformist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the unannounced demonetisation initiative challenges in dealing with significant issues such as unemployment, and the ongoing use of retrospective tax grabs on foreign multi-nationals may have caused some trepidation”.Watch the video to find out more. India home to 2,19,000 millionaires: Reportcenter_img Closelast_img read more

Cryptocurrency market is shrugging off the Big Tech ad ban Heres why

first_imgBitcoin.Creative CommonsTwitter has joined the league of social media companies banning initial coin offerings and token sales on its service.The microblogging site said it was banning the advertisements on its platform due to concerns that the content is often related to deception and fraud.The impact on bitcoinThe largest cryptocurrency traded flat at $7,847.87 as of 11 am in Hong Kong, according to Bloomberg.Google and Facebook, two of the largest online ad providers, took similar action earlier this year and Bitcoin prices spiraled down following the two bans.Bitcoin fell 12 percent in late January after Facebook announced it would ban ads on “binary options, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency” while the cryptocurrency slipped below $8,000 following the Google ban.Going by the Bitcoin price reaction, cryptocurrency market showed resilience when Twitter enforced its ad ban.According to Brian Kelly, the CEO of BKCM, the crackdown could be an upside for digital currencies. “It’s a good thing for the industry, Facebook and Google ads were always a red flag for me,” Kelly told CNBC on March 14. “It’s not having any impact on price.”Tatiana Moroz, the founder of Crypto Media Hub, told Bitcoin Magazine that filling the space left by the absence of advertising on the search engine and social media platforms will result in higher quality interactions through community involvement and relationship building.I think it is going to become even more focused on relationships and finding trusted partners who can help them navigate the space.Some think the recent ad ban by the Silicon Valley giants will open up growth avenues for smaller firms providing industry-specific advertising services. Niches will form to pick up where Google and Facebook have left off.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wed Mar 15

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uDr. Stacey Patton of Morgan State University, penned an opinion piece, which appeared in the New York Times called, “Stop Beating Black Children.” Tonight at 5, we open the phone lines to ask our listeners, is beating children still an acceptable or effective way of disciplining them? Also, the  Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network, report on law enforcement and politics, including two more Baltimore City Police officers suspended in connection with the seven charged with racketeering.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

Steam for Linux drops the beta tag joins the Ubuntu Software Center

Steam for Linux has been teased, tested, and is now ready for everyone to enjoy. In celebration of their official release to the Ubuntu Software Center, Valve is ripping the beta tag off of Steam for Linux and having a big sale to celebrate.Gaming on Linux has never gotten the attention it should, mostly because it’s considered too small of a market for developers to focus on. There’s certainly no technical reason, since most anyone who has bothered to make a game for Linux has found that even under identical specs the software will run circles around its Windows counterpart. Still, if there’s one thing you can count on in the mainstream gaming community, it’s that Linux users will be treated like their money isn’t worth collecting.Valve’s announcement that they would be giving the Linux community some love with a Steam client of their very own has been the cause of much celebration over the last few months, and today the Steam for Linux client can be found in the official Ubuntu Software Center.To celebrate the official release of the Steam for Linux client, you’ll be able to get your hands on 50-75% off sales on every game in the store that is available for Linux. Some of the games on the long list include Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Dungeons of Dredmor, Postal 2 Complete, Team Fortress 2, Trine 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Sword and Sworcery, Waveform, World of Goo, Frozen Synapse, Half-Life, and FTL: Faster Than Light.Additionally, Team Fortress 2 players will get a Tux penguin item in game when they sign into the game in Ubuntu.Canonical urges users to give Steam a shot in Ubuntu, especially in Big Picture mode while connected to a television.It has been suggested on several occasions that Steam for Linux and Big Picture are a pair of steps along the way towards the all important SteamBox that has been rumored for so long. A small Linux box running Steam in Big Picture mode and a nice controller would certainly be a worthy contender in the living room, especially now that there’s a place for game developers to give Linux users some love. read more

Top 10 Reasons Why Most Business Startups Fail

first_imgMost business startups fail because they don’t understand all that goes into properly launching a business and keeping it afloat. Here are the top ten reasons why startups fail. 1. There’s not enough need. Before you plop down your life savings, research the market to see if there is demand for your product, and make sure it’s not oversaturated with competition. 2. They run out of money. It’s easy to underestimate the costs of a startup. If you don’t have enough cash in reserve for down periods, the business might end up bankrupt. 3. They have the wrong team. A lot of startups fail because of either poor leadership or lack of skills in the staff. You might have an excellent product, but if you don’t understand marketing or accounting, you need team members who are skilled in those areas. 4. They’re beaten out by the competition. You might get so focused on your own business processes that you lose track of what the competition is doing. You have to pay attention to what competitors are doing and adapt to the trends. 5. The product quality is too low. Some business owners believe that it’s all about controlling costs, so they produce a cheap, low-quality product. The problem could also be a lack of knowledge about the product. 6. There is no clear business model. A new business has to understand how the company is going to make money, how it’s going to grow, and how it’s going to stay viable for the long term. 7. They ignore customers. It’s easy to get seduced by how brilliant your ideas are; However, many businesses have failed because they believed so strongly in their idea that they ignored the negative feedback from customers. 8. The marketing efforts are inadequate or wrong. Make sure you get the word out about your product and you’re attracting the target audience. 9. There is a lack of interest from investors. This is one of the main reasons that businesses run out of cash. Trying to build a business with your own savings is less likely to work. 10. They’re only in it for the money. During the first months or years, you’ll be spending up to 80 hours per week on a business that hasn’t become profitable yet. If you don’t love what you’re doing, then you won’t have the perseverance to succeed.last_img read more

720 kilos of cocaine seized off Chiapas coast

first_imgPuerto Chiapas, Chiapas — The Navy of Mexico says they have seized a total of 720 kilos of cocaine along with boats off the coast of Chiapas. Both seizures took place off the coast of Chiapas by personnel located in the Fourteenth Naval Zone headquartered in Puerto Chiapas, Chiapas. In a press release, the Navy of Mexico reports the first operation took place during an air patrol when two boats were seen. The second operation also happened during a maritime and air surveillance patrol when, 99 nautical miles (183 kilometers) to the southwest of Puerto Chiapas, naval elements managed to recover 24 packages of cocaine floating in the sea. That find added up to 636 kilograms of cocaine.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Photo: Secretaría de Marinacenter_img The two small vessels were spotted by naval elements aboard a Panther helicopter. After locating and boarding the boats, three packages with an approximate weight of 90 kilograms of cocaine were seized as well as the detention of six crew members. In two separate seizures, personnel of the Navy of Mexico have seized drugs and vessels as well as the arrest of six for illegally transporting drugs. last_img read more

Man in Playa del Carmen restaurant shooting says he also killed journalist

first_imgAlleged responsible in the Cervecería Chapultepec restaurant shooting and for the death of journalist Francisco Romero Díaz During the press conference, the attorney general explained that the subjects claimed they only receive phone calls in which they are told who to kill, and that they do not know the ordering parties by more than just a nickname. Montes de Oca said that after the recent arrest of three men found driving a vehicle matching the description of the getaway vehicle in the Cervecería Chapultepec restaurant shooting, one of them confessed to killing the journalist. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The prosecutor’s office of the state says that one of those responsible for the recent shooting death of a Playa del Carmen journalist has been arrested. He said that in the homicide of the journalist, the subject confessed to having received a call telling him to go to the Gotta bar in the Forjadores neighborhood where an acquaintance handed him a firearm and a telephone, in which he was told that he should “dar piso” the reporter.center_img Montes de Oca noted that the confession is not full proof and that they will work to corroborate the information and are already working with telephone companies to find the source of the calls adding that their investigation continues. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) According to the prosecutor, these subjects are hired guns, receiving their instructions through phone calls by a nicknamed boss who tells them who to kill and then sends them their money. Although the trio claim to be from the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, they are a local group who use the name to frighten citizens. In a press conference, State Attorney General Óscar Montes de Oca reported that one of the men who allegedly participated in the shooting attack on Cervecería Chapultepec says he is also responsible for the murder of journalist Francisco Romero Díaz.last_img read more

Cannes swoons for Carol Todd Haynes 50s lesbian romance

first_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes CANNES, France (AP) — “Carol,” Todd Haynes’ 1950s lesbian romance with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, had the Cannes Film Festival swooning after its premiere.The long-in-development adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel was received rapturously at Cannes for its tale of an illicit love between two women in conservative ’50s New York. Speaking to reporters Sunday, Blanchett said “Carol” is more than a period piece. The screenwriter Phyllis Nagy didn’t contradict her, but added a note of optimism.“Nothing has changed and everything has changed,” Nagy said. “We can have this movie now.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   From left, Rooney Mara, director Todd Haynes and Cate Blanchett pose for photographers at the photo call for the film Carol, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories “We’re living in deeply conservative times,” said Blanchett, noting that in many countries, homosexuality is still illegal. “And if we think otherwise, then we’re very foolish.”“Carol,” based on Highsmith’s 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” was one of the most anticipated films at Cannes and emerged a likely contender for the Palme d’Or and, later in the year, the Academy Awards. The Weinstein Co. will release it Dec. 18 in the U.S.The eroticism of “Carol” comes largely through subtle, hidden gestures, but Blanchett and Mara were asked about shooting the film’s tasteful sex scene. Blanchett, a mother of four, said being naked hasn’t been as much an issue for her since giving birth with “a lot of strangers.”“It’s an important scene,” she said.Mara added: “I’m nude quite often so it wasn’t a big deal for me.”Blanchett also added her voice to the growing chorus over sexism is Hollywood.“It’s important to keep talking about it,” said Blanchett. “It fell off the agenda and I think we lost a lot of ground.” The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Tourism NZ makes new partnerships to lure Indian travellers

first_imgTourism New Zealand has declared its joint venture partnership with Singapore Airlines and Auckland Airport to increase high value New Zealand travel out of India. The special promotional fares of the campaign will be applicable for the travel period of May to October 2015 and the booking validity is till May 15, 2015.Steven Dixon, Regional Manager – South and Southeast Asia, Tourism New Zealand said, “We have recently seen a surge in Indian visitors to New Zealand during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The mega sporting event was the ideal platform for us to showcase New Zealand to aspiring travellers from India. The partnership with Singapore Airlines aims to further increase the rise of interest among Indian travellers to visit New Zealand.”Through this campaign, the collaboration between the three parties lays foundation to deliver 50,000 arrivals from India on the India – Auckland route. The campaign will focus on travel from the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi and Trivandrum.For the year ending February 2015, New Zealand’s visitor arrivals from India were 39,168, an increase of 24.6% on the previous year. Of these, 18,464 were holiday arrivals, a 26% increase on the previous year.last_img read more

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