first_imgPanaji: The sentiment of de-nationalisation was raising its head in Goa once again, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in his Goa Liberation Day anniversary speech on Tuesday. Mr. Parrikar also asked people to be cautious against a negative mentality which, he said, was “raising its hood from the erstwhile Portuguese colonial era.” Recalling that some people compared the BJP government in Goa to Nazi rule recently, he said those people should read European history, especially about the World War I and II period and “it would show them the mirror”.Speaking about a few people opposing everything including development, the Chief Minister cautioned that a pre-Portuguese era anti-India sentiment was resurfacing in the state of Goa. “Some people tried to compare this government with Nazis. I advise them to read the history of Europe, including that of the First and Second World War, then they will realise that when you point one finger at someone, then four fingers are pointing at yourself. We need to be careful of such mentality,” Mr. Parrikar said. Mr. Parrikar’s reference was to the run-up to the February Assembly poll, when an article in a magazine run by the influential Roman Catholic Church in Goa had linked the BJP-led coalition government to Nazi rule in Germany. “Some people are extremely negative. We should be careful of such mentality. When Goa was liberated (by Indian Army), many people would say that India had snatched (annexed) Goa. There were many who refused to accept that Goa was a territory of India. That mentality is repeating again,” Mr. Parrikar said. Mr. Parrikar also appealed to the people of Goa to make Goa garbage-free.last_img read more

first_imgFor the past several decades, conservative groups have sought to undermine affirmative action in college admissions with relentless court challenges. Now the “Whites-first” Trump administration is lending its hefty weight to those efforts, according to the New York Times, with a plan to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action policies “deemed to discriminate against white applicants.”In a cynical ploy, however, the Justice Department is fronting Asian Americans for its “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions” by reviving a claim that 64 Asian American organizations lodged with the Obama administration accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants to the benefit of — get this — white applicants!It is no secret that college admission policies hurt academically high achieving Asian Americans, who are overrepresented on elite U.S. college campuses. Harvard University’s class of 2021 is 22 percent Asian — four times their share in the national population. The proportion would be even higher if Harvard adopted a race-blind policy. In California, which prohibits consideration of race in college admissions, Asian Americans constituted 42 percent of the new freshman class this Fall at the California Institute of Technology (and that is not counting the 9 percent of international and 4 percent of mixed race students, many of whom are Asian as well). At the University of California system, a third of the freshman class this year is Asian American, twice their proportion in the state population. The percentage is even higher at the flagship universities — 43 at UC-Berkeley and 40 at UC-Los Angeles.The problem with affirmative action policies in college admissions is that they have always rested on a very flimsy edifice. In its landmark University of California v. Bakke case in 1978, a splintered Supreme Court ruled that “the use of race as a criterion in admissions decisions in higher education was constitutionally permissible.” Contrary to popular assumption, however, the court rejected as unconstitutional not just quotas, but also race considerations to address historical inequities. Instead, the Court carved out a very narrow exception to consider race as one factor in “a far broader array of qualifications and characteristics” for the laudable objective of encouraging exposure “to the ideas and mores of students as diverse as this Nation of many peoples.” The constitutional prohibition against quotas or to rectify historical wrongs has been repeatedly underscored by the Supreme Court. In 2003 in Grutter v. Bollinger, it affirmed the University of Michigan Law School’s diversity policy, which served, it said, to promote “cross-racial understanding … better prepares students for an increasingly diverse workforce and society … and better prepares them as professionals.” Affirmative action dodged another bullet last year when the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin, which considered race as one of several factors, was upheld narrowly by the Court by a 4-to-3 vote. Affirmative action is easily defensible if colleges are willing to be honest about the character of college education and stop attempting to perpetuate a myth of meritocracy rooted around SAT scores and high school grades. Empirical evidence establishes that neither are flawless predictors of either academic performance in college or professional success subsequently in life. Furthermore, most elite colleges have historically given preference to children of alumni and major donors, kids who play obscure sports, such as lacrosse, classical musical instruments, like the cello, or partake in other affluent indulgences. And let us not forget, of course, the non-academic stream for athletes.However loathe Universities may be to admit it, since it undermines their simplistic numerical assessment tools, education and learning are more than about just grades and scores. As Justice Anthony Kennedy pointed out in Fisher v University of Texas last year: “Class rank is a single metric, and like any single metric, it will capture certain types of people and miss others…. A university is in large part defined by those intangible qualities which are incapable of objective measurement but which make for greatness …. Considerable deference is owed to a university in defining those intangible characteristics, like student body diversity, that are central to its identity and educational mission.”Ambition, creativity, overcoming adversity, originality, etc. are surely as compelling factors as SAT scores and grades at the altar of which both educational institutions and critics of affirmative action worship. Great universities don’t just churn out — nor do businesses need — robotic nerds who score well on standardized tests. It is doubtful that even the Asian Americans protesting their exclusion would be all that excited about attending a university with majority Asian American students.Let us dare to celebrate merit in all the diverse forms of mind and spirit — grades and SAT scores be damned. Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgDucati India has stormed the Indian two-wheeler market with the launch of not one, but two new products. The company has brought in the all new Monster 797 along with the Multistrada 950 in India. Both Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 come in as the entry level models for their respective ranges. With this, Ducati offers the most affordable models in their product line-up for India. While the Monster 797 will be placed below the Monster 821, the Multistrada 950 will be positioned below the Multistrada 1200 in the line-up.Price:  Models     Ducati Monster 797     Ducati Multistrada 950 Price (ex showroom New Delhi)     Rs 7.77 lakh    Rs 12.60 lakhHere’s everything you need to know about the latest entrants. Monster 797Engine:The all new Monster 797 comes with a 803 cc, L-Twin cylinder, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, air cooled engine that produces 75 hp of peak power and 68.9 Nm of peak torque, mated to six-speed gearbox.Monster 797Design:The design of the Monster 797, elegant and muscular, perfectly integrates the wide handlebar, tank, trellis frame, engine and double-sided swingarm. An agile and dynamic line that transmits sportiness and instils confidence right from first glance: a compact, sports design that is unmistakeably Monster.The classic circular headlight is equipped with LED position lights, the tank reintroduces the fastening hook and the Desmodue twin, advanced and powerful, sees the return of the cooling winglets.Monster 797Suspension:To fully exploit the horsepower of the Desmodue, the Monster 797 is equipped with a fully adjustable 43mm front fork and a rear shock with adjustable preload and rebound. The Brembo brakes and Bosch 9.1 MP ABS as standard make for even more exciting sports riding as well as always ensuring maximum safety.advertisementColor:The Monster 797 is available in three colour combination: Star White Silk, with red frame and wheels, the classic Ducati Red, with black frame and wheels and smart Dark Stealth with black frame and wheels.Monster 797Multistrada 950Design:The new Multistrada 950 combines comfort, style and superior performance. The Multistrada 950 combines Multistrada 1200 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro design features to perfection, taking the “lightest” elements from both. The front-on view, with the distinctive headlight, ‘beak’, adjustable screen, two ‘wings’ and tank come from the Multistrada 1200.Multistrada 950The rider’s seat with narrow mid-section, the passenger seat, rear grab rail, the design of the exhaust and swingarm and the wheel sizes were, instead, taken from the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. This mix has produced a bike with classic Multistrada lines that’s also compact, and not just visually.Engine:The Multistrada 950 is powered by the already renowned twin cylinder 937cc, Testastretta, liquid cooling engine with a maximum of power of 113 hp and maximum torque of 96.2 NM, mated to six-speed gearbox.Multistrada 950Feature:The Multistrada 950 instrument panel consists of a large easy-to-see LCD that provides the rider with primary and secondary information, four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro), DSP (Ducati Safety Pack) that includes ABS and Ducati Traction Control,At the rear there is a LED tail light. A hazard warning lights function is also available on the Multistrada 950.Multistrada 950Color:The Multistrada 950 is available in two colours; classic Ducati Red and stylish Star White Silk. Both colour schemes feature matt grey frame and wheels.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal Aubameyang isn’t another Alexis – Wright urges Arsenal’s £55m new boy to be himself Chris Burton 09:04 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Arsenal vs. Everton Getty Images Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Premier League The Gunners have acquired a proven frontman and a club legend wants him to be left to do what he does best, rather than worrying about touch numbers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang must be left to do what he does best, says Ian Wright, with Arsenal’s record signing not an Alexis Sanchez clone.The Gunners saw their 30-goal top scorer from 2016-17 head for the exits during the January transfer window as a want-away figure secured himself a switch to Manchester United.Arsene Wenger landed Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of a swap deal and had already added Alexandre Lacazette to his ranks over the summer.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He was, however, to splash out another £55 million on Aubameyang, with the Gabon international snapped up after proving himself to be a prolific marksman at St Etienne and Borussia Dortmund.The 28-year-old is already up and running for Arsenal and Wright wants Arsenal to make the most of his predatory instincts rather than demand that he replicates the work rate of Sanchez.  The Gunners legend told Radio 5 Live: “It’s been mentioned about Aubameyang not having enough touches in matches.“He can get away with that.“If he stays right at the top there and let him get on with it, then why do you want touches when you’ve got [Mesut] Ozil, Mkhitaryan and all those players?“You can stay on the edge and not touch it.“If Arsenal can play to his strengths, he’s that kind of player who could have four touches and score four goals.”Wenger will be hoping to see that prediction proved correct.Aubameyang’s classy finish on debut against Everton – albeit having strayed offside – helped to show what he will bring to the Arsenal cause if given regular sights of goal.He should get plenty as well, with Mkhitaryan a player he knows well from his days at Dortmund and Ozil finally free of the uncertainty which has clouded his campaign after committing to a new contract.last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona star Lionel Messi tried his best to steal the show but a poor overall performance from Argentina has seen Brazil triumph 2-0 in their Copa America semi-final.  Brazil opened the scoring in the 19th minute via Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus with Messi doing his best to get his nation back in the contest.Having admitted to struggling so far this Copa America , the Barcelona man looked back to his best in Belo Horizonte but his teammates failed to stand up next to him.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Argentina’s best chance of the first-half came after a great run from the 32-year-old with Sergio Aguero ultimately having his shot blocked at the far post rather than squaring the ball for his captain.In the second-half, Messi would then hit the woodwork before passing the rebound across the face of goal with no blue and white shirt there to tap it home. Brazil’s second goal then came on the counter after a promising attack from Messi with the Argentine captain once again unable to inspire his nation to silverware and football fans around the world sympathising with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Messi is literally playing holding midfield, attacking midfield and striker all in one go.It’s quite literally Brazil vs Messi #CopaAmerica — Rambo (@RamboFYI) July 3, 2019 Messi is dribbling multiple Brazilians every time he touches the ball and just………..nothing happens afterwards. #CopaAmerica — Luis Paez-Pumar (@lppny) July 3, 2019 Messi will never win anything wit this squad, damn man— ETC!ETC! (@IAMETC) July 3, 2019 See Aguero. Messi has done all the good work, just lay it back as you are shooting from a tight angle anyway. Smh.Messi has responded well. Looks like he’s up for this one, very much interested. He knows it’s now or never. #CopaAmerica — Ediye (@iamOkon) July 3, 2019 Messi playing for Argentina is like 90 minutes of last minute basketball plays to win the game.— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) July 3, 2019 Messi almost scores all on his own, Brazil murders Argentina on the counter. Rinse, repeat.— Jason Davis (@davisjsn) July 3, 2019 Brazil’s just toying with Argentina. Too many missed chances and I feel bad for Messi. He’s deserved better from his homeland.— Evan Barnes (@evan_b) July 3, 2019 Another year, another heartbreak…💔What’s next for Lionel Messi and Argentina? 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/sQy9deEZ7c— Goal (@goal) July 3, 2019Against Brazil, Messi created a game-high four chances and boasted the best passing accuracy in the final third.  The 32-year-old has always struggled to pick up silverware with Argentina having only won the 2005 U-20 World Cup and a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics with his nation. He infamously retired from international duty after losing the Copa America final in 2016 on penalties to Chile and may regret his decision to come back having now suffered more heartbreak.last_img read more

first_img If the Gators win three of those four, double-digit regular season wins is attainable. If they split the four or worse, they could be on their way to the four losses Dvoracek thinks are possible.Florida will open its 2019 season against Miami on Saturday.[ Saturday Down South ] Florida football coach Dan Mullen walking off the field.GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Dan Mullen of the Florida Gators walks off the field before the start of their game against the Idaho Vandals at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Fresh off a 10-win season, Florida enters the 2019 campaign with high expectations. The Gators are ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll and are projected to be Georgia’s main competition in the SEC East.Not everyone is buying stock in UF though. In fact, one ESPN analyst thinks they are the most overrated team in the preseason AP rankings.In an appearance on “College Football Live” Monday night, Dusty Dvoracek predicted “three, if not four” losses for Florida this season.“I just look at this: They lost a lot on their offensive line,” he said. “Their offensive line was so good. They had a good running game and they kept Feleipe Franks protected. They’re not going to be able to do that this year. When I look at this schedule, you have to go to LSU — I’m not even talking about Miami. I’m going to give them a win (against Miami). You have to go to LSU. You have to play Georgia, who I think is a better team than you. You have to go to Missouri at the end of the season. I just think that’s going to be too tall of an order. I have three, if not four, losses for the Gators. I just think, in year No. 2 for Dan Mullen, they’re going to take a step back.”Looking at Florida’s schedule, there’s a good chance their season will be defined by a four-game stretch mid-year. From October 5 through November 2, they play Auburn, LSU, South Carolina and Georgia, with the LSU and South Carolina games on the road.last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Flickr/Janko Hoener / CC-BY-SA-4.0. Luxembourg-based transportation company CLdN RoRo has canceled a contract with Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik for the construction of one roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel.The contract covering one 5,500 lane meter ship (hull no. 531) was terminated on January 27, 2019, according to a filing issued on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.As explained, the contract was canceled due to Uljanik’s inability to deliver the newbuilding in line with the conditions stipulated in the agreement.Back in 2016, CLdN RoRo ordered two identical RoRo ships, originally scheduled for delivery in 2018.Designed for transporting wheeled cargoes, such as trucks, cars and semi-trailer trucks, the ships were part of the company’s expansion program including up to twelve new vessels.Following the cancellation of the RoRo ship, Uljanik received another termination of the shipbuilding contract today. The contract for one self-propelled cutter suction dredger was terminated by Dredging and Maritime Management SA (DMM) Luxembourg.The financially-troubled Uljanik is being hit with contact terminations amid the ongoing restructuring process. The shipbuilding group, which comprises the 3. Maj shipyard in Rijeka and the Uljanik shipyard in Pula, is seeking one or more strategic partners that would inject fresh funds into the company, helping it stay afloat.In a separate announcement published today, Uljanik confirmed the receipt of a number of bids from potential investors. The group’s management and other relevant parties are expected to evaluate these offers in the coming period.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgKENORA, Ont. – A northwestern Ontario MP says a state of emergency has been declared in Eabametoong First Nation following a fire near the community’s water purification plant’s reservoir.Bob Nault, who represents the Kenora area, says the water supply in the First Nation of about 1,000 has been contaminated due to Tuesday’s fire.Nault says a boil water advisory is in effect and the community has received 4,000 litres of water from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).The water is being rationed and distributed from the school gymnasium.He says Chief Elizabeth Atlookan has assured him that regional INAC officials are working closely with the community 300 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont., to resolve the issue.Nishnawbe Aski Nation police and the Fire Marshal’s Office are involved in investigating the cause of the fire.last_img read more

first_imgNELSON, B.C. – An American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada has been upheld by a B.C. Supreme Court judge because his ancestors traditionally hunted in this country.Richard Desautel was charged under the Wildlife Act with hunting without a licence and hunting big game while not a resident of B.C. after he shot and killed an elk near Castlegar in 2010.Desautel, a member of the Lakes Tribe in Washington state, argued in provincial court that he was exercising his constitutional right to hunt for ceremonial purposes.The Lakes Tribe was described in court as a “successor group” to the Sinixt people, who lived, hunted and gathered in B.C.’s Kootenay region prior to first contact with European settlers.The provincial court acquitted the man in March, but the Crown appealed to the higher court, arguing that Desautel is not an Aboriginal person of Canada and not entitled to rights under the constitution.Desautel’s lawyer, Mark Underhill, said the argument goes back to a 1956 declaration by the federal government that said the people of the small First Nation in the Kootenays were extinct.For the Sinixt, that declaration has “weighed on the collective psyche for generations,” Underhill said.“What this case has been about from the outset is whether the Sinixt still legally exist and can possess constitutionally protected rights. And that means everything for these folks,” he said in an interview.In a written decision released Friday, Justice Robert Sewell dismissed the Crown’s appeal saying Desautel’s tribe traditionally lived on both sides of the border and has deep connections to its territory in Canada.Desautel is an Aboriginal person of Canada and denying his Aboriginal rights would go against the idea of reconciliation, Sewell says in the decision.“In my view, it would be inconsistent with that objective to deny a right to a group that occupied the land in question in pre-contact times and continued to actively use the territory for some years after the imposition of the international boundary on them,” he says.Sewell noted the term Aboriginal Peoples of Canada refers to people who occupied an area of what became Canada prior to first contact with Europeans.Underhill said the decision is a clear statement that where First Nations come from is what counts, not citizenship or international borders.Sinixt members may have moved to other places, but they remain deeply connected to their traditional territory in southeastern B.C., Underhill said.“Their identity is so tied to their connection to the land … You can’t be Sinixt if you can’t be on that territory and be connected to it,” he said.Desautel said in a statement that he is “extremely pleased” with the decision, which he said upholds Indigenous traditions and natural laws.Underhill said the Sinixt want to pursue reconciliation and that includes further recognition of their existence.He said that recognition could include a welcome centre in Nelson, B.C., where visitors would learn about Sinixt history.“What we’re not talking about is thousands of people moving up en masse to shoot every animal in sight or otherwise take over,” he said. “What the Sinixt people want is to enjoy their territory in whatever way that’s possible, but together with the many folks that now reside in the territory.”Underhill said the province could appeal the decision, and if that happens, the Sinixt are prepared to continue their legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, if necessary.— By Gemma Karstens-Smith in Vancouverlast_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Feature FilmDEATH NOTELocal Production Company: DN (Canada) Productions IncDirector: William Adam WingardExec. 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Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, Chris FedakProducer: Vladimir StefoffPM: Catou KearneyPC: Anita TrueloveLM: Trevor Metz, Peter KlassenALM: Bonnie Northcott, Cole Boughton, Andrew MarlesProduction Address: 200 – 8085 Glenwood Drive, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jul 18/16 – Jan 10/17Email: production@waveriderfilms.comTel: 604-639-1855FREQUENCY ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: 1996 Films, a division of Adjacent Production Services IncDirector: Nina Corrado, Oz ScottProducer: David RoessellPM: Jennifer Carpenter HernandezPC: Melissa CrichLM: Jack VeldhuisALM: Mick Rochon, Wayne Toews, Dan MooreExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: P2 – 8165 Glenwood Drive, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jul 25/16 – Dec 13/16Email: frequency@vancouverproductionoffice.comTel: 604-674-0528GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE ~ SEASON 3Local Production Company: GEP Girlfriends Inc.Director: Robbie McNeill, Brian DannellyExec. Producer(s): Marti Noxon, Meryl Poster, Vicki Iovine, Robbie McNeilPM: Christina ToyPC: Almaz TadegeLM: Darryl Griffiths, Ritch RenaudALM: Jessica Feskun, Kaite KiddProduction Address: 3500 Cornett Road Building E, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2H5Sched: Aug 15/16 – Oct 24/16Email: gfgprodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-453-4830ICE ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Diamond Ice CDN Productions Inc.Director: Antoine Fuqua, Ashley John WayExec. Producer(s): Sharon Hall, Antoine Fuqua, Robert MunicProducer: Craig ForrestPM: Lisa TowersPC: Mark TachovskyLM: David Tamkin, Kent SponagleALM: Hayley Read, Graeme BlatherwickExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 8355 Riverbend Court, Burnaby BC, V3N 5E7Sched: Aug 02/16 – Dec 23/16Email: icetelevision2016@gmail.comTel: 604-449-3630IMAGINARY MARY – SEASON 1Local Production Company: Pico Productions (BC) Ltd.Producer: Ron FrenchPM: Alexia DrozPC: Jennifer Aichholz, Taare Belton-BodsworthLM: Braden JenningsALM: Kevin AndersonProduction Address: 4961 Byrne Road, Burnaby, BC, V5J 3H6Sched: Aug 22/16 – Dec 06/16Email: imaginarymaryoffice@gmail.comTel: 604 437 5000IZOMBIE ~ SEASON 3Local Production Company: Zombie I Films, A Division of Hannah-Rachel Production Services LimitedDirector: Jason Bloom, Mairzee AlmasExec. Producer(s): Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggerio-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan EtheridgePM: Tanja KnightPC: Blair Hackman, Shalia EdlLM: Sheri MayervichALM: Mike Bogdanovich, Rob Amar, Angela RiceProduction Address: 210 – 555 Brooksbank Avenue, Building 10, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3S5Sched: Jul 25/16 – Jan 09/17Email: izombieoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-983-5656LUCIFER ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: Lightbringer Films, a Division of Hannah Rachel Productions Services Ltd.Director: Karen Gaviola, Eagle EgilssonExec. Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathon Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Len Wiseman, Tom KapinosProducer: Preston FischerPM: Bonnie BenwickPC: Patricia FosterLM: Greg Astop, Janet McCairnsALM: Karen Gabriel, John Knowlton, Matthew HallExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 8035 Glenwood Drive, 3rd Floor, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jun 20/16 – Dec 01/16Email: lucifer2prodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-639-1850MY SO-CALLED WIFE ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: GEP My Wife Inc.Director: Adam BrooksExec. Producer(s): Adam Brooks, Paul AdelsteinProducer: Patty LongPM: Warren CarrPC: Simon CarriganLM: Dan Kuzmenko, Alix FalkinerALM: Kory OrbanProduction Address: 4084 McConnell Court, Suite 200, Burnaby, BC, V5A 3N7Sched: Aug 29/16 – Nov 28/16Email: mscwprod@gmail.comTel: 604-449-3610NO TOMORROW ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: First Cut Productions Inc.Director: Stuart Gillard, John PutchExec. Producer(s): Connie Brinkerhoff, Maggie Friedman, Ben Silverman, Sean Canino, Brad SilberlingProducer: Grace GilroyPM: Casey Nelson-ZutterPC: Beverly SuttonLM: Jendrek KowalskiALM: Kris KadzielskiProduction Address: 300-555 Brooksbank Avenue, Bld. 9, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3S5Sched: Aug 23/16 – Dec 21/16Email: production@s1notomorrow.comTel: 604-983-5111ONCE UPON A TIME ~ SEASON 6Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd.Director: Alrick Riley, Norman BuckleyExec. Producer(s): Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Steve PearlmanProducer: Kathy GilroyPM: Dennis SwartmanPC: Clark CandyLM: Scott Walden, Sean WolputALM: Cillian Woods, M. Ross EfflerExtras: Lisa RatkeProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC, V5M 3Z3Sched: Jul 07/15 – Mar 31/17Tel: 604-292-8300OPUS ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Canadian Dirk Productions Inc.Director: Paco Cabezas MurilloExec. Producer(s): Robert CooperPM: Tia Buhl, Jaye Gazely (UM)PC: Panta MoslehLM: Paul Russell, Shawn FlynnALM: Haley Jenkins, Mike McAreeExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 101-3750 North Fraser Way, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5G1Sched: May 24/16 – Aug 26/16Email: opusseason1@gmail.comTel: 604-436-0528RIVERDALE ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Shadow Lake Films, A Division of Adjacent Production Services Inc.Exec. Producer(s): Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon GoldwaterProducer: JB MoranvillePM: Tim SeradaPC: Lynne TaylorLM: Michael LeGresleyALM: Peter DrozdzikProduction Address: 2-20146 100A Avenue, Langley, BC, V1M 3G2Sched: Sep 07/16 – Dec 12/16Email: riverdale.season1@gmail.comTel: 778 298 6344ROGUE ~ SEASON 4Local Production Company: Undercover Rogue 4 Productions IncDirector: Jeremiah Chechik, Jeff RenfroeExec. Producer(s): Robert PetroviczPM: Bradley JubenvillPC: Judith SwanLM: Desiree Young, Heather VedanALM: Ryan Stander, Bob McQuarrie, Quentin Johnston, Kelly McKeiganExtras: Kit HaywardProduction Address: 3500 Comett Road, Bld. K, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2H5Sched: Jul 18/16 – Oct 19/16Email: rogueseason4@gmail.comTel: 604-453-4710SHUT EYE ~ SEASON 1Company: TriStar TelevisionParent Studio: Sony/HuluDirector: Larysa KondrackiExec. Producer(s): Les Bohem, Mark Johnson, Melissa BernsteinProducer: Ron FrenchPM: Chris RudolphPC: Jim McKeown, Brenda IlicLM: Cheryl UphillALM: Larie Stoley, Elshazly Ibrahim ElshazlyExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 18788 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4N 3R1Sched: Mar 21/16 – Aug 17/16Email: shuteyeproductionoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-888-0368SUPERGIRL ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: National City Films, a division of Adjacent Production Services Inc.Director: Glen Winter, Rachel TalalayProducer: Greg BerlantiPM: Chris Pavoni, Abraham Fraser (UM)PC: Hudson CooleyLM: Trevor Brokop, Otto MakALM: Kelsey Fonda, James Clark, Steven KammererExtras: Doreen FerreiraProduction Address: 20146 100A Avenue, Langley BC, V1M 3G2Sched: Jul 25/16 – Apr 26/17Email: supergirlseasontwo@gmail.comTel: 604 371 2614SUPERNATURAL ~ SEASON 12Local Production Company: Supernatural 5 Films Inc.Director: Robert Singer, John F ShowalterExec. Producer(s): Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leaming, Phil Sgriccia, Brad BucknerProducer: Jim Michaels, Craig MathesonPM: Craig MathesonPC: Jason FischerLM: Russell Hamilton, Scott HarperALM: Stan Lawson, Tarina ColledgeExtras: La HiltsProduction Address: 8085 Glenwood Drive, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jul 12/16 – Apr 26/17Email: supernaturalfilms@gmail.comTel: 604-529-1466THE 100 ~ SEASON 4Local Production Company: 100 Films – A Division of Hannah Rachel Production Service Ltd.Director: Ed Fraiman, PJ PesceExec. Producer(s): Jason Rothenberg, Les MorgensteinProducer: Jae MarchantPM: Aren OphoffPC: Susan CrawfordLM: David HalifaxALM: Michael HaukaExtras: Doreen FerreiraProduction Address: 9110 196A Street, Langley, BC, V1M 3B4Sched: Aug 02/16 – Jan 16/17Email: the100office@gmail.comTel: 604-371-1414THE ARRANGEMENT ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: GEP Arrangement Inc.Director: Carol Banker, Liz AllenExec. Producer(s): Jonathon Abrahams, Peter LhotkaProducer: Peter LhotkaPM: Richard BullockPC: Jerry PenderLM: Teresa Gough, John AlexanderALM: Ryan Kelly, Chani SchmidtExtras: Kit HaywardProduction Address: 230 – 555 Brooksbank Avenue Building 9, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3S5Sched: Jul 25/16 – Nov 02/16Email: arrangementseries@gmail.comTel: 604 983 5151 (**Email inquiries and resumes only, no phone calls please**)THE FLASH ~ SEASON 3Local Production Company: Central City Films, a Division of Hannah-Rachel Production Services Ltd.Director: Stefan Pleszczynski, C. Kim MilesExec. Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Sarah Schechter, Aaron Helbing, Todd HelbingProducer: JP FinnPM: Brent CrowellPC: Lukia CzerninLM: Greg Jackson, Alan BartolicALM: Tiffany Martin, Kirk Renard, Corrie AlexanderExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 3500 Cornett Road, Building C, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2H5Sched: Jul 07/16 – Apr 21/17Email: production@theflashoffice.comTel: 604-453-4980THE MAGICIANS ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: GEP Magicians Inc.Director: Kate Woods, Joshua ButlerExec. Producer(s): John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Michael London, Janice WilliamsProducer: Mitch Engel, Chris FisherPM: Matthew ChiperaPC: Jill McQueenLM: Mary Jo Beirnes, Peter PantagesALM: Ithon Harrison-Jones, Lisa BlaxleyExtras: James ForsythProduction Address: 8275 Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC, V5X 4L8Sched: Jun 27/16 – Nov 10/16Email: themagiciansoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-336-6200THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: Reunion: MITHC 2 Productions Inc.Director: Alex Zakrzewshi, Christopher LongExec. Producer(s): Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Frank Spotnitz, Richard HeusProducer: Erin SmithPM: Yvonne Melville, Genevieve Bridges (UM), Robert Murdoch (UM)PC: Chance DruryLM: Nicole ChartrandALM: Amanda Hanson, Kevin McLean, Andrzej Dec-Williams, James ThompsonExtras: James ForsythProduction Address: 4210 Phillips Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5A 2X2Sched: Mar 18/16 – Sep 20/16Email: mithcoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-566-8320THE ROMEO SECTION ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: Romeo Section Productions (II) Inc.Director: Anne Wheeler, Michael RobisonExec. Producer(s): Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown, Steven SurjikProducer: Arvi LiimatainenPM: Lynne BespflugPC: Elaine FlemmingLM: Dan McWilliams, Neil RobertsonALM: Christopher Adams, Jason Traversy, Arthur AmsonExtras: Lisa RatkeProduction Address: 349 West Georgia Street, 7th Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1Y9Sched: Jul 04/16 – Oct 12/16Email: theromeosection@gmail.comTel: 604-395-1131TIMELESS ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Pico Productions (BC) Ltd.Director: Charles Beeson, Bille GierhartExec. Producer(s): Shawn WilliamsonPM: Paul LukaitisPC: Alison StephenLM: Michael Roberts, Myles LennigALM: Derek Sutherland, Mark Soderberg, Jenna ChalmerExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 8820 Northbrook Court, Burnaby, BC V5T 5J1Sched: Jul 22/16 – Dec 15/16Email: timelessprodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-431-5502WHEN CALLS THE HEART ~ SEASON 4Local Production Company: WCTH 4 Productions Inc.Director: Neil FearnleyExec. Producer(s): Vicki Sotheran, Greg MalcolmPM: Simon RichardsonPC: Michael LienLM: CarsonProduction Address: 2939 Bainbridge Avenue, Burnaby, BCSched: Aug 22/16 – Dec 12/16Email: wcthprod@gmail.comTel: 604-420-2006Doc SeriesJADE FEVER 3Local Production Company: Jade 3 ProductionsDirector: variousExec. Producer(s): David Gullason, Gabriela SchonbachPC: Janet KendrickLM: Coleen MacEachernProduction Address: #350 – 2285 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 3G9Sched: Jun 06/16 – Oct 31/16Email: jadefevers3@gmail.comTel: 604 684-8025TRIBAL POLICE FILESCompany: Kwassen Productions Inc.Parent Studio: Aboriginal Peoples Television NetworkDirector: Mary Margaret FrymireExec. Producer(s): Patti PoskettProducer: Steve Sxwithul’txwDOP: David MalysheffPM: Trina Sxwithul’txwLM: Steve Sxwithul’txwPublicist: Helen YagiProduction Address: 3098 Thorne Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6V9Sched: Dec 12/15 – Jul 26/16Email: kwassen@kwassen.caTel: (250) 588 9253Reality / LifestyleTHE BACHELORETTELocal Production Company: Good Human ProductionsDirector: Michael MargolisPM: Amber VervilleProduction Address: 200-460 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 4W3Sched: Mar 19/16 – Oct 31/16Tel: 604 563 1121MOWAUTUMN IN THE VINEYARDLocal Production Company: Vineyard Productions (BC) Inc.Director: Scott SmithExec. Producer(s): Jim Head, Joel Rice, Michael Prupas, Shawn Williamson, Scott Smith, Rachael Leigh CookProducer: Jamie Goehring, Trevor McWhinneyPM: Michelle SamuelsPC: Mara PerezLM: Christina OllsonALM: Elaine ChanProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC, V5M 3Z3Sched: Aug 14/16 – Sep 02/16Email: aitvproductionoffice@gmail.comTel: 604 628 3090BEACHESLocal Production Company: Beaches Productions Ltd.Director: Allison AndersExec. Producer(s): Lily HuiPM: Donald MunroPC: Cassidy KennedyLM: Michael FariasALM: Lindsay WalkerExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 5828 Byrne Road, Burnaby, BC, V5J 3J3Sched: Aug 15/16 – Sep 15/16Email: beachesproduction@gmail.comTel: 604 433 2032EACH PRECIOUS HEARTBEATLocal Production Company: Precious Productions Inc.Director: Monika MitchellExec. Producer(s): Oliver De CaignyPM: Navid SoofiPC: Matthew SantoroLM: John RollinsALM: Brendon OlsenProduction Address: 2963 Lake City Way, Burnaby, BC, V5A 2Z6Sched: Aug 22/16 – Sep 12/16Email: ace2mow@gmail.comTel: 778 927 1280ESCAPE FROM MR LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARYLocal Production Company: Lemoncello Productions Inc.Director: Scott McAboyExec. Producer(s): Scott McAboyProducer: Amy SydorickPM: Wayne BennettPC: Ron PachkowskiLM: Tracey ReynardALM: Dylan KraemerExtras: James ForsythProduction Address: 110-550 Brooksbank Avenue – Bld. 10, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3S5Sched: Sep 19/16 – Oct 24/16Tel: 604 983 5211HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: MURDER IN THE FAMILYLocal Production Company: Hailey Dean Films Inc.Director: Terry IngramExec. Producer(s): Howard BraunsteinProducer: Christian BruyerePM: Christian BruyerePC: Plamena KoutzarovaLM: Laszlo UhrikProduction Address: 3171 Lake City Way, Burnaby, BC, V5A 3A3Sched: Aug 23/16 – Sep 11/16Tel: 604 421 4687HE LOVES YOU NOTLocal Production Company: Pender St Pictures 4 Inc.Director: Scott BelyeaExec. Producer(s): Gilles LaplantePM: Richard GreenhalghPC: Nathaniel F. MoherLM: Ken PooleALM: Daniel FalkenbergProduction Address: 2421 D Alpha Ave, Burnaby BC, V5C 5L2Sched: Aug 08/16 – Aug 25/16Tel: 604 873 1100JON BENETLocal Production Company: JBR Productions Inc.Director: Jason LapeyreExec. Producer(s): Shawn WilliamsonPM: Robert LycarPC: Micah GardenerLM: Rico MielnickiALM: Jason YeeProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC, V5M 3Z3Sched: Aug 06/16 – Aug 24/16Email: benetprodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604 292 5170PUMPKIN PIE WARSLocal Production Company: Pumpkin Pie WarsDirector: Stephen R MonroeProducer: Kim ArnottPM: John PrincePC: Ted EmersonLM: Chris WilsonALM: Clayton CarrollExtras: Sara BrownProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC, V5M 3Z3Sched: Aug 15/16 – Sep 02/16Tel: 604 559 6444THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY FARMCompany: Front Street PicturesDirector: KT DonaldsonProducer: Harvey KahnPM: Allen LewisPC: Yale KussinLM: Geoff DoddALM: Steve KinghornExtras: Sara BrownProduction Address: 1950 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1R2Sched: Jul 24/16 – Aug 13/16Tel: 604-257-4720THE LAIRLocal Production Company: Bad Angels Productions Ltd.Director: Kenny OrtegaExec. Producer(s): Wendy Japhet, Kenny OrtegaProducer: Shawn WilliamsonPD: Mark HofelingPM: Thierry TanguyPC: Bobby GormanLM: Matt PalmerALM: Erez BarzilayProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Suite 601, Burnaby, BC, V5M 3Z3Sched: Sep 08/16 – Oct 28/16Email: thelairproduction@gmail.comTel: 604 292 8410last_img read more

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsFor many, what is happening in North Dakota over the Dakota Access pipeline is historic.It’s been more than 100 years since so many Tribes and Nations have come together for a single cause.So why then is APTN and a handful of alternative media the only organizations covering it?tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

The officials had arrived with the purpose of confirming that the apprehended Sri Lankans were listed in the refugee camps in Tamil Nadu and had no links with any militant groups. Once the Q Branch officials checked the records and confirmed that the persons had no extremist links, they were taken to the judicial court and remanded in custody for 14 days. Officers from the internal security wing of the Tamil Nadu Police Q Branch were investigating the arrest of 10 Sri Lankan refugees in India, the Express News Service reported.Aluva East police station SI P A Faisal said that the Q Branch officials had come to the Kerala state on the basis of the report filed by the Kerala Police. The police said that the agent Ramesh, through whom the arrested persons had arrived here, has still not been traced.Tamil Nadu police officials said that there were prior instances in which Sri Lankan refugees had managed to illegally migrate to Australia where they were given jobs after their period of imprisonment and surveillance was over. This has become a systematic operation for a large number of refugees, who usually take the sea route to Australia from one of the coastal towns of India. If they are not apprehended within Indian territorial waters, the refugees, upon landing on Australian soil, surrender before the police there, officials said.Following the instructions of the shady agents who arrange the trips for them, the refugees serve their term in the Australian prison and then make it through the surveillance period too.After that, if they get a clean chit, the Australian authorities recommend them for jobs . read more

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s revised proposal of 10 December remains on the table, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard reported. “Whilst it is regrettable that the current opportunity has been missed, both sides have expressed their willingness to continue negotiations.””It is very important that the unprecedented progress that has been made should be consolidated, and that all concerned re-double their efforts to achieve a settlement in the coming period,” he said. “An opportunity remains, particularly until 28 February, to resolve this problem and achieve a comprehensive settlement which would allow a reunited Cyprus to accede to the European Union.”Mr. de Soto is travelling to New York tomorrow to report to the Secretary-General. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market shifted lower in early trading on Monday as commodity prices were mixed alongside focus on talks over avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”The S&P/TSX composite index fell 7.11 points to 12,289.61, while the TSX Venture Exchange climbed 4.67 points to 1,188.29.The Canadian dollar edged up 0.21 of a cent to 101.58 cents US.TSX energy stocks we relatively flat as the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 25 cents to US$86.96 a barrel.March copper was down two cents at US$3.66 a pound while February gold bullion dipped 50 cents to US$1,696.50 an ounce.Budget negotiations inched forward over the weekend as House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner reportedly told President Barack Obama that he could be flexible on raising taxes on some wealthy earners in exchange for cuts to popular benefit programs cherished by Democrats.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials gained 52.07 points to 13,187.08, the Nasdaq rose 17.19 points to 2,988.52. The S&P 500 index was off 7.82 points at 1,421.40.The January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 43 cents to US$87.16 a barrel. February gold bullion gained 20 cents to US$1,697.20 an ounce.South of the border, the first of several economic reports related to the housing market was released.A survey of top business economists released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics showed that most believe that modest growth will be ongoing in 2013, led by rising demand for housing.Based on the survey, NABE sees economic growth of 2.1 per cent after 2.2 per cent growth in 2012.In Canada, the real-estate industry’s main association released a revised forecast for 2012 housing resales. The Canadian Real Estate Association now projects 456,300 units will be sold in 2012, half a percentage point below last year’s level. The Canadian national average home price is projected to rise by 0.3 per cent to $363,900 in 2012.In corporate developments, copper miner Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) says it has yet to receive the increased $5.1-billion takeover bid that was announced by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM) on Sunday. Inmet is urging shareholders to withhold taking action until it can evaluate the details. Inmet shares rose five per cent to $3.52.TSX financial stocks were ahead 0.2 per cent, while Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) has agreed to sell its U.S. annuity unit and certain life insurance businesses for US$1.35 billion to Delaware Life Holdings, a company owned by shareholders of Guggenheim Partners. Sun Life shares dropped 61 cents to $27.22.Overseas, Japanese shares outperformed all others on hopes that the new government will soon enact fresh stimulus measures.The country’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.9 per cent to close at 9,828.88, its highest level since April, after the country’s Liberal Democratic party swept back into power with a landslide victory in weekend elections .Elsewhere in Asia, China’s shares fared fairly well as its new leaders promised more spending if needed to underpin a wobbly economic recovery. Those hopes helped the Shanghai Composite rise 0.4 per cent to 2,160.34 and the smaller Shenzhen Composite index to end 0.4 per cent higher to 819.58.In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.4 per cent at 5,897 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 per cent to 7,583. The CAC-40 in France was 0.6 per cent lower at 3,620. TSX faces tight trading as fiscal cliff looms, commodity prices mixed by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2012 10:39 am MDT read more

“I am optimistic for Côte d’Ivoire,” said Aïchatou Mindaoudou, said Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Operation, known as UNOCI, as she briefed the Council on efforts undertaken during the past six months to consolidate peace in the West African country and ensure steady economic gains.Further, she said the completion of several major infrastructure projects, the return to the capital, Abidjan, of the headquarters of the African Development Bank, and the successful organization of several regional and international events are an indication of the renewed confidence of the international community towards Côte d’Ivoire.The Special Representative emphasized that the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and his Government “have continued to take measures to consolidate reconciliation and national cohesion.”While welcoming such measures, Ms. Mindaoudou underscored that several key areas would continue to deserve attention. “We must remain vigilant and determined to ensure that the hard-won gains that have helped advance the stability and prosperity of the country is irreversible,” she said.For instance, the fight against impunity, which she flagged as essential for national reconciliation in Ivory Coast, is progressing slowly. “There should be intensified efforts to ensure that the perpetrators of human rights violations, including sexual abuse, are prosecuted and judged, especially when the alleged perpetrators wear uniforms,” she said.With regard to disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants, Ms. Mindaoudou said that process was advancing satisfactorily. However, she said that after June 2015, the target date set by the Ivorian authorities to complete the initiative, there would still be a surplus of about 14,000 ex-combatants to be rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.While noting that the security situation has “significantly improved,” Ms. Mindaoudou pointed out that armed robbery, banditry and other criminal activities continue to present challenges. At the same time, she was pleases to tell the Council there had been a slight decrease in inter-communal conflict.As Côte d’Ivoire headed into an election year, she said that the country would still need support to consolidate the gains achieved so far, create a conducive environment for the presidential polls, and “to conduct the important processes [now under way] to an end.” read more

first_imgAlston Hall fire Alston Hall fire Firefighters are having to pump water from a nearby pond to extinguish the fire at Alston Hall. pic.twitter.com/zwHTCtVUhI— Lancashire Fire (@LancashireFRS) March 16, 2017 No other properties have been affected, and crews are expected to remain at the scene for most of Thursday.Alston Hall, designed by architect Alfred Darbyshire, was built between 1874-76 for colliery owner John Mercer. Fire crews used water from a nearby pond to tackle the blazeCredit:Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service/PA The house had a “little-altered appearance and interior” with “historic joinery, plasterwork, fireplaces and light fittings throughout”, according to an Historic England listing which described the property as “highly decorative”. It remained a family home until 1949 when the hall was sold to Preston Borough Council for use as a Day Continuation College. Alston Hall fire We were called just before 11pm and firefighters are working to extinguish the large fire. There have been no injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/vy9BhWIlHm— Lancashire Fire (@LancashireFRS) March 16, 2017center_img A 19th Century Gothic-style mansion has been badly damaged by a fire that broke out during renovations to the Grade II-listed property.Seventy-five firefighters tackled the blaze at historic Alston Hall, near Preston, Lancashire, through the night into Thursday.The hall – described by Historic England as being “highly decorative” – is thought to have been under renovation by its new owners, local businessmen, when the fire started. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was unclear Credit:Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service/PA Crews were called to the mansion at 10.40pm on Wednesday. Ten fire engines have been fighting the flames – using water from a nearby pond – at the “well-alight” three-storey country hall.Two aerial ladder platforms were also used to pour water into the house, after the collapse of parts of the roof, Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman Richard Edney said. In 1974, the hall was bought by Lancashire County Council who converted it to a residential training centre but was sold last year. He said the “majority” of the mansion had been damaged by the blaze, and that the cause of the fire was not yet clear.”There have been no injuries apart from one person suffering a minor ankle injury,” Mr Edney said.”There were people at the site when we were called and before we turned up one person had slipped in a panic trying to get out the property.” As many as 75 firefighters were involved in tackling the blazeCredit:Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Last week, his great-great nephew was outraged to discover that it had been lifted off the ground and placed on a great big “pompous” plinth. … JM Barrie’s magical stories of Peter Pan are among the best-loved in children’s literature and the statue of the boy who refused to grow up has delighted generations of visitors to Kensington Gardens in London for more than a century. He wanted the bronze sculpture – featuring Peter Pan blowing a pipe on a tree stump, “with fairies and mice and squirrels all around” – to look as if it had sprung up from the ground. The dramatist and novelist commissioned it, installing it in secret, in the middle of the night, to suggest that it had appeared by magic. read more

first_imgThe SBS and ABC are exploring options for the multicultural broadcaster to abandon its Federation Square studios and offices and move into the ABC’s Melbourne headquarters and its new five-storey production centre at Southbank.Giving up its current base at Federation Square would free up funds for SBS to spend on new programs and services. However, this move might be controversial internally because of concerns about undermining the broadcaster’s separate identity. These concerns were also expressed recently by former Australian prime minister and SBS father Malcolm Fraser.Shared ABC and SBS facilities was a key recommendation of the Abbott government’s efficiency review of the two broadcasters. SBS’s Federation Square headquarters, which includes television and digital radio studios, was opened in 2003 to house its 160 Melbourne staff. The ABC is building a $176 million headquarters, including a TV production centre, next to its existing Southbank offices.According to Fairfax Media the ABC is willing to house SBS’s Melbourne staff and believes sufficient space could be found in its premises. SBS and ABC would be likely to share studio facilities, cameras, equipment and other back-office functions for the first time. One option, favoured by the government, is for the ABC to rent the space to SBS. Negotiations are believed to be in a formative stage. Both broadcasters are preparing themselves for more cuts later this year after a combined $43.5 million base-funding cut in the May budget.ABC managing director Mark Scott said last week that he was working with SBS to see if, by working more closely together, the two state-funded broadcasters could make backroom savings while remaining independent editorially.Source: Fairfax Media Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A personal watercraft has been returned to its rightful owner, thanks to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.FWC officers were on water patrol in the Upper Keys, June 20, when they spotted the vessel.After doing some digging, the officers learned it was reported stolen three years ago from a Miami resident.Investigators are now trying to track down the thief.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more