While its filming industry isn’t as big as Toronto’s or Vancouver’s, Montreal’s offers a variety of architecture that isn’t found elsewhere, he says.In particular, the architecture of parts of Old Montreal allows it to pass for parts of Europe, while other sectors of the Old Port and downtown are more reminiscent of New York.Patricia Durocher, a location manager who works mostly with Quebec or Quebec-Europe co-productions, said she used Montreal and its suburbs in her latest movie to represent a number of U.S. states, including Kansas, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.The Hummingbird Project, a story about two entrepreneurs building a fibre-optic line, is to make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.“A lot of production in the past couple of years is representing the States in general, especially suburbs, and the background in Quebec is really, really similar,” she said.But her biggest challenge, she said, was trying to find interior scenes to represent the Middle Eastern country of Jordan while filming Denis Villeneuve’s 2010 Oscar-nominated drama Incendies.“All of our architecture is so different from over there,” she said. Advertisement MONTREAL—In almost 25 years as a location manager, Pierre Blondin has helped to transform Montreal and its suburbs into New York, part of Europe, New Jersey and New England cottage country.Foreign filming in the city has been booming of late, spurred on by tax incentives, varied architecture, an endless appetite for online streaming, and the presence of several top studios and visual effects companies specializing in post-production.Last year, foreign investments in shooting and audiovisual production investments totalled $645 million in the province, including from the 23 foreign productions that filmed in the province, many in Montreal, according to Quebec’s film and TV council. Advertisement “The light switches on the wall are different, and the construction materials they use, we don’t have here.”In the end, she said, the illusion was achieved through a mixture of imagination and creative work on the part of the art department.And if a match isn’t perfect, there are always visual effects, which can be used to erase a couple of trees or add storeys to Montreal’s buildings, which are shorter than New York’s.As location managers, Blondin and Durocher are involved at every stage of a production, including scouting locations, negotiating with property owners, setting schedules and ensuring everything is left in perfect shape.And while the filming boom has given them plenty of work, both say it doesn’t come without certain downsides.Durocher says the big-budget American productions have pushed the price of location rentals so high that Quebec’s homegrown French-language film and TV sector can barely afford to pay them.“(The Americans) want something and they just buy it, whatever the cost is,” she said.“But when you need that same place, you’re doing a local production, Mr. and Ms everyone doesn’t understand the difference and want the same price.”She says American productions are also sometimes less respectful of the neighbourhoods they shoot in, which makes citizens reluctant to allow subsequent shoots.But at the same time, she says the issue isn’t black and white, because the local productions are also benefiting from the skills of crew members who have gained valuable experience on American sets.Blondin, who works mainly with American productions, notes for his part that it’s becoming more and more difficult to find locations willing to accommodate the growing size of a production, which can include 20 trailers and more than 100 crew members.He’s gone to great lengths to ensure local businesses and residents aren’t bothered by filming, including ordering high-end gift baskets for every one of a hotel’s guests, hiring shuttles to transport residents who have temporarily lost parking, and agreeing to do electrical repair work for a school that was being rented as a film set.In the end, he said, citizens generally enjoy the process, but it’s getting harder to convince them ahead of time.Blondin says that while he gets a lot of help from a team of workers at the City of Montreal and Quebec’s film and television council, permits are getting harder to obtain over worries about parking, street closures or inconvenience.For that reason, he says, it’s unlikely that Montreal will ever film a major action movie such as Terminator or Mission: Impossible, because many authorities are too reluctant to agree to major street closures or the use of certain infrastructure.He says he’s hoping people will remember that, in the end, film and TV shooting results in a product that is enjoyed by millions, and that each production provides hundreds of jobs to Quebecers.“You have to remember we’re feeding families,” he said.“You have to be willing to make sacrifices for the economy, so people can make a living.”By MORGAN LOWRIE | The Canadian Press Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement While few of the productions are actually set in the city, Blondin says it’s been common for decades to “cheat” one location for another, usually for budget or scheduling reasons.“The cheating is large scale … but you get away with it, because what matters in a film is the action,” said Blondin, 61. “If you’re watching a film and looking at the background, it’s because the storyline is very boring.” Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Film and television location manager Pierre Blondin poses in Montreal, Saturday, August 4, 2018. 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Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement During tonight’s awards show, Stephan James was recognized with the inaugural Radius Award, presented by MADE | NOUS, which was presented by his brother, Shamier Anderson. The Kids in the Hall received the Academy Icon Award, presented by Eric McCormack. The Academy honoured Mary Walsh with the Earle Grey Award, presented by Jonny Harris and Susan Kent. Deepa Mehta received the Lifetime Achievement Award.Dominique Provost-Chalkley was named the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award winner, presented during the live show by two past winners, CARMILLA stars Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis. 7,752,418 number of votes were cast to determine the winner of this award.“It’s been a fantastic week embracing and celebrating homegrown talent, and their ability to engage audiences,” said Beth Janson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “As another Canadian Screen Week comes to an end, we are proud of the unique opportunity we have to introduce incredible Canadian film and television to a broader audience. The Canadian Screen Awards puts a spotlight on the talented content creators and storytellers in our own backyard and on the world stage.”.2019 Canadian Screen Awards Film WinnersBest Motion PictureA Colony | Une colonie – Fanny Drew, Sarah ManneringPerformance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThéodore Pellerin – Family First | Chien de gardePerformance by an Actress in a Leading RoleÉmilie Bierre – A Colony | Une colonieAchievement in DirectionJasmin Mozaffari – FirecrackersTed Rogers Best Feature Length DocumentarySponsor | Rogers Group of FundsAnthropocene: The Human Epoch – Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky.2019 Canadian Screen Awards Television WinnersBest Comedy SeriesSchitt’s CreekCBC (CBC)(Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.)Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, Ben FeiginBest Drama SeriesAnne with an ECBC (CBC)(Northwood Entertainment)Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-BeckettBest Reality/Competition Program or SeriesThe Amazing Race CanadaCTV (Bell Media)(Insight Productions)John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Catherine PetersenBest Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited SeriesCardinal: Blackfly SeasonCTV (Bell Media)(Cardinal Blackfly Productions Inc.)Billy CampbellBest Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited SeriesCardinal: Blackfly SeasonCTV (Bell Media)(Cardinal Blackfly Productions Inc.)Karine VanasseBest Lead Actor, ComedyLetterkennyCrave (Bell Media)(New Metric Media)Jared KeesoBest Lead Actress, ComedySchitt’s CreekCBC (CBC)(Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.)Catherine O’HaraBest Lead Actor, Drama SeriesBad BloodCity (Rogers Media)(New Metric Media, Sphere Media Plus Inc.)Kim CoatesBest Lead Actress, Drama SeriesAnne with an ECBC (CBC)(Northwood Entertainment)Amybeth McNultyBest Writing, ComedyLetterkenny – Letterkenny Spelling BeeCrave (Bell Media)(New Metric Media)Jared Keeso, Jacob Tierney.Special Award CategoriesAcademy Icon AwardThe Kids in the HallLifetime Achievement AwardDeepa MehtaEarle Grey AwardMary WalshRadius AwardPresented by MADE | NOUSStephan JamesCogeco Fund Audience Choice AwardDominique Provost-ChalkleyVisit www.academy.ca to view the full list of winners from tonight’s Gala.About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & TelevisionThe Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for, and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors.Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists, and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion, and mentorship.The Canadian Academy produces Canadian Screen Week. This annual celebration of excellence in media features a multi-platform, national program of events and celebrations, and culminates with the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala live on CBC, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).For information on membership and programming visit academy.ca. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – (March 31, 2019) – A spotlight was shone on the country’s best in film and television this evening, as 2019 Canadian Screen Week concluded its festivities with the biggest night of celebration at the Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala. The awards show was broadcast live from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.A total of 20 awards were presented to Canada’s best screen talent throughout the evening, with highlights including:· Best Drama Series – Anne with an E· Best Comedy Series – Schitt’s Creek· Best Motion Picture – A Colony | Une colonie· Achievement in Direction – Jasmin Mozaffari (Firecrackers)· Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary, presented by Rogers Group of Funds – Anthropocene: The Human Epoch· Best Reality/Competition Program or Series – The Amazing Race Canada read more
The Canadian PressOTTAWA – The premier of the Northwest Territories doesn’t see climate change as a ticking time bomb _ in his part of the country, it’s already gone off.Canada’s North is at the forefront of climate change and its effects can be seen with the naked eye on a daily basis, Bob McLeod said in an interview with The Canadian Press.Warmer temperatures have led to a host of changes, including a shifting tree line, problems with the territory’s winter road network and significant impacts on the caribou population, McLeod said.“I could go on and on,” he said. “We have permafrost … that’s melting. It is affecting our buildings and our housing so we have to change our building techniques.”Climate change has also contributed to the disappearance of certain fish species, McLeod noted. “We are seeing wildlife species foreign to this area … moving further north from the south like cougar and whitetail deer.”He also suggested the territory is at the mercy of outside efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.“We are doing our part, but I mean, in the larger scheme of things, we are very small emitters of CO2 (carbon dioxide) gases,” McLeod said.“Obviously we are dependent on national and international actions to reduce the overall emissions of greenhouses gases.”McLeod said he looks forward to participating in upcoming discussions with the federal government as it prepares to hammer out a national climate change strategy along with the provinces and other territories.“From all accounts, the prime minister has indicated that the government of Canada is going to take a much more active leadership role working … closely with the provinces and territories, so I was heartened by that,” he said.“I was also heartened by the fact that Canada contributed significantly to help developing countries to deal with climate change. We are hopeful he will take the same approach with developing territories to help us deal with the effects of greenhouse gases that are largely not our own doing.”The annual average temperature has increased 1.6 degrees C, or twice the global average, since 1948, according to briefing documents prepared for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Canada’s North has warmed by about three times the global average _ a boost of 2.2 C, the documents note.“I remember 20 years ago, I had the opportunity to make a presentation to a Senate committee on climate change,” McLeod said. “I look back to some of things I talked about. Most of it has come true.”McLeod recalled a senator asking if he would be happy to see warmer temperatures in the North.“I said ‘No, the reason we live up here is because we like the cold weather and we like our four seasons,” he said.“So it is unnerving to … have temperatures in the single digits in January … you wonder what the world is coming to.”— the Canadian Press read more
As Trudeau spoke, a small group of protesters were heard shouting “Build KM” and “Build that pipe.”The $7.4-billion Trans Mountain project would triple the flow of heavy oil products from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. Texas-based Kinder Morgan has warned it will pull the plug by month’s end if hurdles to expanding the pipeline through British Columbia remain.Trudeau would not say whether he had meetings planned with any Kinder Morgan executives while he was in town. The company’s Canadian division was to hold its annual shareholder meeting in Calgary on Wednesday.“I am very confident that all of our officials and our finance ministers and the folks involved in direct discussions with Kinder Morgan are extremely engaged with all necessary parties,” he said.“As I’ve said many times, we continue to work very, very hard, both visibly and behind the scenes, and when we have something to announce, you guys will be the first to know.”Trudeau said his government is looking at legislative, legal and financial avenues to get the project moving, but added he won’t negotiate in public. Trudeau’s government approved expansion of the Trans Mountain line in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it. Last month, Kinder Morgan stopped all non-essential spending on the project and said it wants assurances by the end of this month that the expansion will proceed.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said he’s spoken with Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley several times about the pipeline and believes their support for the project is sincere.“I’m confident that what you’re hearing is actually true, that both the federal and provincial governments are absolutely committed to getting this done and will use every tool in the toolbox they’ve got to make it happen,” he said.“I’m super impatient, as we all are. I want to see shovels in the ground. But every time someone says to me they need to be doing more, I always say: ‘What exactly? What are you looking for? Is throwing Elizabeth May in jail enough for you?”May, the federal Green party leader, was arrested in Burnaby earlier this year while protesting the project, along with Kennedy Stewart, the NDP MP who is stepping down to run for Vancouver mayor. CALGARY, A.B. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there are some critics who will never be convinced that he’s doing enough to ensure the Trans Mountain expansion project goes ahead, but he adds his government is working hard as a deadline imposed by pipeline builder Kinder Morgan fast approaches.“Let’s be honest about these things. I don’t think there is anything that I can say that would reassure some of my critics who have such little faith in my government getting anything done for Alberta,” Trudeau said in Calgary on Tuesday after he reaffirmed Ottawa’s $1.5-billion commitment toward a light-rail transit project in the city.“I don’t think there’s any magic phrase I can say that will have critics and skeptics put down their criticism and say, ‘You know what? The prime minister reassured me today.”’ read more
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today welcomed the unanimous adoption at the end of the latest review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of a document which, among other things, contains steps towards achieving a nuclear-free Middle East. The final document of the five-yearly gathering, issued on Friday, called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the co-sponsors of a 1995 resolution proposing a Middle East free of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to convene a conference to be attended by all States in the region. Director General Yukiya Amano said he was “delighted” that the conference “gave full support to all the areas of work of the IAEA that are relevant to the three pillars of the NPT: preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, the promotion of safe and secure use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and nuclear disarmament.” He noted that the month-long gathering’s success “is particularly important as it can enhance confidence in the nuclear non-proliferation regime, which in turn will provide the IAEA with a stronger basis for its work in all areas.” In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Friday, Mr. Ban hailed the “strong spirit of compromise and cooperation” that has “delivered a significant agreement to build a safer and more secure world.” The action plan adopted by nations lays a solid foundation to further strengthen the treaty and address the challenges that lie ahead, he said. 31 May 2010The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today welcomed the unanimous adoption at the end of the latest review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of a document which, among other things, contains steps towards achieving a nuclear-free Middle East. read more
In his address, President Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana said that it was important to recognize that developing countries are not the main parties responsible for climate change, although they paid a heavy price. Madagascar is systematically suffering from the consequences of climate change, which often destroyed efforts social and economic progress.Ahead of the Paris conference, he said the Government had announced its commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 14 per cent and to increase its absorption capacity by more than 30 per cent by 2030.“A new era is opening before the world; a new hope is being built with the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he continued, stressing that the Goals should not just be a reference point to fight against poverty, but shoudkl aim for larger-scale sustainable human development. Human capital, both the actor and the beneficiary of the SDGs, must be at the heart of all the world’s actions. The security of peoples in all its forms — from wars, crises and insecurity — is the root cause of the systematic violations of human rights, and peace and security remained the Achilles heel of all development strategies. Because of that, his country was perusing its own path towards democracy and sustainability. read more
MINISTER FOR JUSTICE Alan Shatter has dropped the strongest hint yet that the Taoiseach will apologise to the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries.Shatter told the Dáil that the Government is committed to “bringing closure” for the women and said Enda Kenny will respond in a “fair and compassionate way” next week.The Taoiseach had been criticised for not immediately apologising on behalf of the State when the McAleese report into State involvement at the laundries was published last week. Some of the survivors said they were “devastated” when Enda Kenny stopped short of a full apology to at least 10,012 women who carried out forced labour at the laundries from 1922 onwards.However the head of the Magdalene Survivors Together group, which met with Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore on Monday, said the meeting was “hugely significant” and that the women were very hopeful that an apology would now be forthcoming.In response to a question from Dublin West TD Patrick Nulty about whether the Taoiseach would be apologising, the Justice Minister told the Dáil: The Government is committed to playing its full part in a healing and reconciliation process with a view to bringing closure for the women concerned. When we have a full debate in the House next week, the Deputy can be assured that An Taoiseach, who has been meeting some of the women involved, will be responding to the significant issues identified in the McAleese Report in a fair and compassionate way.The McAleese report found that the State was complicit in sending just over one quarter of the women to the Catholic-run institutions.The Dáil has set aside time to debate the McAleese report next week. It is expected that the issue of compensating the women for the work they did will also be addressed.Read: Magdalenes ‘absolutely delighted’ after meeting with Kenny and Gilmore > Read: Apology is ‘fundamentally important’ as Magdalenes meet Taoiseach today > read more
In the research published in the American Journal of Physiology, Booth and fellow research Michael Roberts put rats in cages with running wheels and kept records of how much each rat willingly ran on their wheels over the course of six days.They then bred the 26 rats which ran the most with each other, and bred the 26 rats which ran the least with each other. They repeated this process through ten generations of rats and found that the rats which originally ran the most ended up choosing to run ten times more than the ‘lazy’ rats.The scientists then found differences in the muscle cells of the rats and their body composition.“While we found minor differences in the body composition and levels of mitochondria in muscle cells of the rats, the most important thing we identified were the genetic differences between the two lines of rats,” said Roberts.“Out of more than 17,000 different genes in one part of the brain, we identified 36 genes that may play a role in predisposition to physical activity motivation.”The scientists are planning to continue to research the effects each gene has on people’s motivation to exercise. In the meantime, you can tell yourself this when you’re questioning why you still haven’t done the washing.Explainer: Why we grunt at the gym > Read: Penis size does matter to women – researchers > LOOKING FOR AN excuse for why you spent three hours on the couch last night? Trying to figure out why you still haven’t gotten around to doing that thing your boss asked you to do?Researchers in the United States may have an answer. Scientists at the University of Missouri have found that laziness may be genetic – which means no matter how good your intentions, it may be in your DNA to be a lazybones.The scientists at the veterinary department of the university were able to selectively breed rats which were either extremely lazy or extremely active. They say that these rats show genetics could play a role in whether people are motivated to move around and exercise or not.Professor Frank Booth who carried out the research said it could help to identify people who may become obese in later life.“We have shown that it is possible to be genetically predisposed to being lazy,” he said, adding:It would be very useful to know if a person is genetically predisposed to having a lack of motivation to exercise because that could potentially make them more likely to grow obese. read more
WOODLAND — The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the North Fork Lewis River Bridge will see a reduced speed limit starting Monday as crews begin to repaint the structure, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.WSDOT will reduce the speed limit in the area from 70 mph to 60 mph. The change applies from just north of the East Fork Lewis River Bridge to Woodland city limits, according to the agency.The speed reduction is expected to be in place for several months, until workers stop for winter weather, according to WSDOT.The entire $15 million project is expected to be complete in 2016. Workers are cleaning and painting the two spans that carry I-5 over the North Fork Lewis River to preserve and protect the structures, according to WSDOT.
Members of the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club — soon to be the Anchorage Petroleum Women’s Association — pose by the Easter goodie bags they assembled for a youth homeless shelter. (Photo courtesy Holly Lee)At a luncheon at the Lakefront hotel in Anchorage this April, Petroleum Wives Club president Linnea Ward greeted members from behind a small, cardboard ballot box.Listen nowThe Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club has been around longer than Alaska has been a state. It was founded shortly after the first big oil discovery. Its purpose was to welcome the wives of the oil workers flooding in to the state. But a lot has changed since then, so the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club decided they needed a change, too. On April 26, the club held a historic vote, and the members decided unanimously to change their name to the Anchorage Petroleum Women’s Association — effective June 1.Club President Linnea Ward said there are several reasons for the re-branding. One is that “Petroleum Wives” might paint a misleading picture in some people’s minds.“I don’t know if this was true, but supposedly the gossip throughout the organization was that we were approached by some reality show wanting to talk about — you know they do the ‘desperate housewives of Orange County’ or whatever,” Ward said. “And so there was an interest in doing some ‘wives’ thing of Anchorage. And that’s just not us.”The Petroleum Wives want the world to know they’re not a group of cocktail-sipping, pearl-wearing socialites — although some do get together for a “ladies night out” now and then. Take Ward, for example: her husband may work for ConocoPhillips, but she’s a Ph.D. This spring, Ward earned her doctorate in public communication and technology. She actually wrote her dissertation about the Petroleum Wives.But mainly, Ward said the group changed its name because the petroleum industry has changed. Ward said she’s one of a growing number of club members who work, too.“We’re not all these super-wealthy [people], just trying to throw money out there, or [people] trying to destroy the Earth one step at a time,” Ward said.Like everyone else, Ward said, “we’re just trying to make our way in this world, we’re trying to give back. We’re trying to find meaning.”In addition to getting together for activities like hiking, playing cards and making crafts, the Petroleum Wives also spend time volunteering and raising funds for local charities.But increasingly, the meetups have to be scheduled around the 9-to-5 workday. Ward said another reason the club changed its name is to welcome a new kind of member — members like Anna Belanger, a petroleum geologist for Glacier Oil & Gas.There are lots more women working in Alaska’s oil industry than when the club started in the 1950s. The Petroleum Wives recently changed its rules to allow oil industry workers to become president or vice president of the club. Belanger said replacing ‘wives’ with ‘women’ in the name means a lot to her.When Belanger found out about the club, she said, “I thought, ‘well, my husband is actually a fisherman — sport fishing on the Kenai river — he’s not in the oil industry. Am I able to join the organization?’”Belanger works for a small company. She said the group connects her with people across the oil industry. Belanger said she also appreciates meeting other women who understand the industry’s ups and downs.After oil prices crashed in 2015, many companies in Alaska announced mass layoffs. Member Zoe Smith’s husband was retired from BP by then, but she said during the downturn, the Petroleum Wives came together to help each other cope.“Especially the older ladies like myself, we’ve been through these cycles before,” Smith said. “And then you can share it with someone else. And it just gives support, that you maybe don’t find with your neighbor because they don’t really understand.”The Petroleum Wives kept meeting throughout the tough times — even after losing about 80 members, close to third of its membership.Today, they’re still going strong. In early April, about a dozen members got together to make Easter goodie bags for Covenant House, a homeless youth shelter in Anchorage. Holly Lee organized the get-together. Lee’s husband, an oil industry engineer, was transferred from Canada to Alaska in 2012.It’s pretty common for oil companies to move employees around the country –and even the world — every few years. Lee said finding friends in Anchorage wasn’t easy at first. But then she joined the Petroleum Wives Club.“We are often, many of us, out of our own country. We’re away from our family — like so many people who live in Alaska,” Lee said. “And so this group provides a connectivity that I desperately needed.”Lee said some might argue the Petroleum Wives should have changed their name years ago. But she explained that for some members, the name represented a long tradition of women forging close friendships over shared connections to the oil industry.And in that way, the Anchorage Petroleum Women’s Association hasn’t forgotten its roots. read more
Anantapur: The TDP chief and former CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s escort police vehicle in convoy has overturned in Anantapur district on Wednesday. Over the TDP supremo’s district tour, the escort police vehicle has been arranged. However, while Chandrababu Naidu was returning from the tour, the escort police vehicle has overturned near the national highway at Venkatareddy Palli village in Penukonda mandal of the district. In the incident, Armed Reserve SI Ramanjaneyu, and ARCC Vijaykumar has sustained serious injuries. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.
The third season of AwesomenessTV’s “t@gged” teen social-media psychological thriller series is launching on Hulu on Dec. 7.Hulu also is currently streaming the entire first two seasons of “t@gged,” which originally ran on Verizon’s Go90 mobile video service. Verizon, which was formerly one of Awesomeness’ owners, shut down Go90 this summer. That put the future of season 3 of “t@gged” in doubt until word came of Hulu’s pickup of the show.In the first season of the show, three teenage girls try to figure out who “tagged” their social media profiles to a horrific murder online before the killer finds them. Then, in season 2, the girls are targeted by multiple stalkers known as The Zoo — and they realize that the mysterious killer who goes by the handle “Monkeyman” may not have been working alone. In season 3, the drama continues as Rowan (Lulu Antariksa) and Elisia (Katelyn Nacon) question who they can trust as they track down the real identity of KingCobra, only to realize the threat may have changed again and taken the shape of something much more sinister.“T@gged” stars Antariksa (“Legacies”), Nacon (“The Walking Dead”), Noah Centineo (“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”), Timothy Granaderos (“13 Reasons Why”), Hana Hayes (“Insidious: The Last Key”), Nick Fink (“Sweet/Vicious”), Lukas Gage (“Assassination Nation”), Fivel Stewart (“Atypical”), Braeden Lemasters (“The Romanoffs”), Rajiv Dhall, Chelsea Lopez (“Phoenix Forgotten”), Claudia Sulewski (“The Commute”), Emma Dumont (“The Gifted”), and Jc Caylen (“Boo 2! A Madea Halloween”).Viacom acquired Awesomeness this summer from NBCUniversal, Verizon and Hearst, and subsequently the digital-media studio and network division was hit with significant layoffs.Pictured above: Noah Centineo (left) and Chelsea Lopez in “t@gged” season 3.Watch the trailer for “t@gged” season 3: Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 read more
There are still some things in the world that you look at and think, “Technology will never change that.” That is becoming more and more of an invalid statement, as virtually everything we see and interact with is subject to a high-tech makeover. Case in point — the “Marionettebot”.Have you ever been wandering through the aisles of your local trendy clothing store, looked at one of the mannequins and thought that your shopping experience would be so much better if that mannequin could copy your movements?Probably not, but now that the idea is in your head, you can’t stop thinking about it, can you? That’s where United Arrows comes in. It’s a popular fashion outlet in Japan, and it decided to bring the lifeless, emotionless clothes-modeling figures that we have all come to know, and accidentally ask bathroom directions from, to life.Using Microsoft’s Kinect technology, along with a series of 16 wires inserted into the mannequin, passers-by can look directly into the proto-android’s face, flail their arms and shake their hips, and watch those movements copied in real-time.The chain has dubbed the product the “Marionettebot”. Its primary purpose is to drum up attention outside of its flagship store in Shibuya, Tokyo. After all, it’s not often you see an interactive window display.You know what would be awesome? With just a little bit more work, this kind of technology could be used for something more than just mannequins. Imagine a future where companies no longer need to pay tens of thousands of dollars just to have a silent, gaunt person walk down a runway — the Marionettebot 2.0 could do the same job, with the diva attitude just requiring a few more minutes or programming.But perhaps that’s just a dream. For now, Marionettebot is little more than a ploy for publicity. Five years ago, though, if someone had told you that Xbox technology would be at the forefront of a high-end fashion boutique, you probably would have called that person crazy. So regardless of how big its impact is, it’s still pretty cool. read more
Cancun, Q.R. — A new fiber optics network being laid between Cancun and Chetumal is expected to improve connectivity between two of the state’s largest and busiest cities.Director of the Quintanarroense Institute of Innovation and Technology, Marco Bravo says that in April, the new fiber optic lines between the two major cities will be inaugurated. The new equipment is partially a private investment and partially state government.Bravo says that up until now, the fiber optic lines used ran through the power lines of CFE which generated a lot of instability in the network. However, the new network, he explains, will be underground with a capacity of more than 500 terabytes per second.He explained that the new network is made up of 96 percent fiber optic cables which are subdivided into six lambdas, each with the capacity to transmit 1 terabyte of information per second.Marco Bravo says that more information will be released by the state governor during the April inauguration, adding that this will be an important update regarding network connectivity for the state.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) read more
Travellers flying Virgin Australia will soon be able to surf their in-flight entertainment system for water safety advice after the carrier teamed up with Surf Life Saving Australia to promote beach safety awareness to international and domestic visitors. Signing the agreement yesterday, Virgin Australia group executive of commercial Liz Savage explained the partnership would see the carrier promote surf safety through its in-flight entertainment system, Voyeur magazine as well as through advertising spots.“Virgin Australia carries over 18 million guests a year and we believe we have an important role to play in promoting surf safety to this wide and diverse audience,” Ms Savage explained.“We are proud to become the official airline of Surf Life Saving Australia, and in order to prevent further drownings and save more lives, it is imperative for the surf safety messages to be seen and heard.” Surf Life Saving Australia chief executive Brett Williamson said the partnership with Virgin Australia would help spread the message, particularly to international guests who are not familiar or “prepared for the conditions at Australian beaches”.“We need to make them aware of the various hazards at the beach and what to do if they get in trouble,” Mr Williamson said. According to Surf Life Saving Australia, up to 12,000 rescues are performed each summer by up to 44,323 volunteer surf lifesavers. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J read more
Go back to the e-newsletterRetail is of particular interest to Chinese hoteliers, with some hotels having up to 50 inhouse luxury boutiques. At Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai, GM George Wee is employing a savvy means of combating a growing preference to shop overseas and online: by showing limited-edition watches, displayed on a one-to-one basis, to guests in the comfort of their rooms. The inroom showcase is set to be particularly popular in the hotel’s Nine Nations suites, which were redesigned in 2010 in honour of the hotel’s founder, Victor Sassoon.The Shanghai luxury hotel features 270 guestrooms and 39 luxurious suites, which blend Art Deco-inspired furnishings with modern amenities. The Fairmont Gold executive floor includes private check-in, lounge access, continental breakfast and afternoon canapés.Fairmont expands in Mexico, Morocco & Saudi ArabiaIn other Fairmont Hotel news, the hotel operator and Mota-Engil Tourismo has announced the development of a new 250-room luxury hotel and additional private residences along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. The sparkling new Fairmont Costa Canuva is slated to open in late 2018 and will reside within the new master-planned seaside community, COSTA CANUVA, on the Riviera Nayarit. The Costa Canuva development is set along kilometres of pristine beach, just north of Punta Mita and approximately 64 kilometres north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport.In addition, Fairmont has announced the signing of two new luxury hotel developments in Morocco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two new projects include Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco and Fairmont Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, which are both scheduled to open before 2020. The development of these properties will see Fairmont’s luxury hotel portfolio in the Middle East, Africa and India (MEAI) region increase to 20 hotels by 2020, more than doubling the regional pipeline and boosting the brand’s presence within two major economic and tourist hubs.“The market for luxury accommodations in Morocco and Saudi Arabia is growing at a rapid pace with an excellent outlook for investment performance,” said Sami Nasser, Senior Vice President of Operations for FRHI in the Middle East, Africa and India (MEAI). “We are happy to increase our presence and our commitment to these dynamic regions and look forward to successfully launching these new hotels while continuing to explore future development opportunities throughout the region and globally.”Fairmont joins Accor2016 marks exciting new chapter for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as the luxury brand joins AccorHotels Group, one of the world’s largest global hotel companies. This historic milestone offers an unparalleled growth opportunity for Fairmont, and instantly positions AccorHotels as a global hospitality leader and a key player in the luxury hotel market.AccorHotels operates in more than 95 countries, and together with Fairmont and its sister brands Raffles and Swissôtel, will grow to more than 4000 recognised luxury, midscale and economy hotels and resorts, including Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, and Novotel. Go back to the e-newsletterRendering of Fairmont’s new Mexico property. read more
The bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH) on Wednesday celebrated 10 years of working with the European Commission and the UNDP to preserve the island’s heritage.The successes of the committee are documented in a new brochure ‘2008-2018: 10 years working together for our common heritage’ which was presented at the Chateau Status opposite the Ledra Palace hotel in Nicosia.The event highlighted just how much the committee has achieved over the years in terms of renovating and restoring important historical sites on both sides of the buffer zone.“The first issue of the publication that we are presenting today was published in 2015, and it had only 20 pages. The 2018 edition has 80 pages,” said UNDP programme manager Tiziana Zennero at the launch.“Since 2008, €20 million approximately were invested in this effort, €14.7 million of European Union funding, €2.5 million from the Church of Cyprus, €2.5 million from the Efkav administration, and €150,000 from other donors.”The committee has been involved in 100 initiatives island wide, large, medium size and small.This has brought the people from all over Cyprus who work together on the projects closer together, the speakers said.“The conservation of a church or a mosque was often a reason for many to return to their villages for the first time in more than fifty years. To see places of which they often had only memories or were told stories about. Religious places in which they were baptised or got married, courtyards in which they used to play as children, aqueducts in which they first learnt to swim,” Zennaro said.However, it has not always been easy.Takis Hadjidemetriou, speaking on behalf of the TCCH, pointed out that in order to fulfill its mission, the committee has had to tackle two heavy obstacles: one related to the climate of conflict which often led to the destruction of the cultural heritage sites and the other connected to the poor condition of the monuments.“In the early days of the project, there were voices suggesting that it was a lost cause, that the two communities would never agree on working together to restore churches, mosques and other civil buildings. These voices were wrong.” said Kjartan Bjornsson from the European Commission.The book includes photos and stories from 31 heritage sites, including Orthodox, Maronite and Armenian churches, mosques and minarets, fortifications, hamams, aqueducts and watermills that were conserved, structurally supported, physically protected or restored.The renovated Martinengo Bastion inside the walls of Famagusta (UNDP Kerim Belet)Large projects, focusing on monuments of great historical and social value, have included the Apostolos Andreas monastery, the Othello tower, the Famagusta walls complex, and the Ayios Panteleimonas monastery.Many more sites are in need of restoration, but though the climate of cooperation between the TCCH, the EU and the UNDP is not a problem, resources are.“At present, we are working on over 50 monuments, but have secured financing for only 10,” Hadjidemetriou said.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
With six letters sent to and four meetings with United Nations Secretary general Antonio Guterres in the last two years, President Nicos Anastasiades says he is seeking the resumption of Cyprus talks from the point they left off in 2017 in Crans Montana.In an interview with daily Phileleftheros, Anastasiades said dialogue is the only way to solve problems but he warned both the Turkish Cypriot side and international players that in seeking to solve the worries of Turkish Cypriots they cannot leave those of the Greek Cypriots hanging.He said the latest letter sent to Guterres this week underlined the points he has made in the past, and that he is willing to restart negotiations from the point they left off. “I believe that is the only way to get past any problems,” he said.The latest letter contained the recommendations made by the president to create the conditions for resuming the dialogue, as well as suggestions to overcome deadlocks. “At the same time, I repeat the prerequisite for the resumption of dialogue is the removal of Turkish irregularities in Cyprus’ EEZ”.He said that Cyprus is not taking Turkish threats lying down. “In addition to the legal measures taken by individuals, we have actively engaged the EU for the first time with the decisions taken at the last European Council to impose measures”.He also referred to the decentralisation of powers and the creation of political equality “not as defined by the Turkish Cypriot side, but as it should be interpreted”.He added “it is essential for every process of dialogue to respect each other. In this case, it is important for Turkey to realise it is not through actions that cause tensions and exacerbate the concerns of the Greek Cypriots that a solution will be found”.Anastasiades said the rights of Turkish Cypriots have never been denied, while convergence has been reached that hydrocarbon issues belong to the central government, in addition to the distribution of income from the disposal of natural wealth.“A fund has been created into which any future income from the exploitation of the natural wealth will be deposited and a very large amount is strictly reserved, which is far beyond what is attributable to the Turkish Cypriot community. Therefore, Turkey’s reactions are not justified,” he said.Turkish drilling in the island’s EEZ shows the biggest contradiction in its policies, Anastasiades said. “You cannot claim that islands do not have an EEZ, you do not recognise the Republic of Cyprus and therefore its EEZ and recognise that the illegal regime has an EEZ. There is a huge contradiction that demonstrates Turkey’s intentions”.He said a solution to the Cyprus problem and agreement on what happens in the EEZ could help restore a relationship with Turkey, which could even buy the island’s hydrocarbons.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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