NBA: Heat guard Dragic gets All-Star call in place of Love

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic (7), from Slovenia, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwyane Wade (9) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 91-89. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic will replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver named Dragic to replace love on Team LeBron — the team captained by Cavs superstar LeBron James in the new-format exhibition.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Hotshots brace for crucial stretch They will be taking on a team captained by Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry in the All-Star Game in Los Angeles on February 18.The two captains picked their own teams in a first for the All-Star Game, which has previously been played in an Eastern Conference v Western Conference format.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith its first All-Star nod, Dragic becomes the first player from Slovenia to earn the honor.The 10-year veteran is averaging team highs of 17.0 points and 4.8 assists per game for the Heat, who owns the fourth-best record in the East. Love, a five-time All-Star, will be sidelined after breaking his left hand in a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. /kgalast_img read more

Michael Carrick lauds Anhony Martial’s perfect Manchester United debut against Liverpool

first_imgScoring against arch-rivals Liverpool on his debut was the perfect way for Anthony Martial to introduce himself to his team mates and Manchester United’s supporters, midfielder Michael Carrick said.Martial became the world’s most expensive teenager when United signed him from Monaco for a reported 36 million pounds ($55.7 million) on transfer deadline day, and although he is well known in France, the size of his fee and relatively low profile due to his age prompted murmurs of surprise in England.Midfielder Carrick joined captain Wayne Rooney in admitting that he did not know much about the teenager when United signed him, but backed Martial to have a bright future at United based on his debut performance.”I have to be totally honest, I didn’t know an awful lot about him but I do now! To start like that, you can’t really ask for more,” Carrick was quoted as saying by the club’s website.Also read: Martial scores debut goal as Man United beat Liverpool 3-1   Martial put the gloss on United’s 3-1 win at the weekend after coming on as a second-half substitute when he danced past three defenders in the 86th minute and sidefooted the ball home.”It doesn’t get any better than that does it? Coming in and coming on, scoring against Liverpool like that,” the 34-year-old Carrick added.Also read: Martial a massive gamble for United, says Henry “He has done well to get in that position and I thought the finish was terrific, how he just slotted it home, he was so calm and composed. You can’t ask for a better start.advertisement”He has announced himself and everyone has seen it on the big stage. It’s a good start for him. I am sure his confidence will be sky high after that.”It’s a good way to settle him and if that has raised expectations then so be it, but that is part of the game.”last_img read more

Cyclists to take part in third edition of Infinity Ride

first_imgHyderabad, Jun 11 (PTI) Cyclists from across the country will take part in the third edition of the Infinity Ride to be held from August 9 to 15 to raise funds for specially-abled athletes.”Hundreds of cyclists from the country as well as from abroad will participate in the Infinity Ride from Hyderabad to Tirupati via Amravathi, a route which is close to about 722 kilometres, from August 9 to 15 to raise funds,” said para cyclist Aditya Mehta, founder of the Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF), who announced the launch of Infinity Ride here today.The ride aims to not only support with top class equipments for para athletes but also to extend them healthcare and coaching facilities in their quest to become international champions, said Mehta, who himself will also be cycling and accompany the riders all through the journey.The additional aim is to raise awareness about sport among not only the specially-abled athletes but also people in general, he said in a release adding AMF has been working very closely with the various wings of the Armed Forces to counsel, find, nurture and support the talents and transform them into para athletes.The fund that will be generated through the fund-raiser will be used for the well-being and the training purposes to be able to compete at the global level, added Mehta. PTI VVK NRBlast_img read more

Kyle Edmund retires hurt in US Open third-round match against Denis Shapovalov

first_imgUS Open Tennis 2017 Since you’re here… Kyle Edmund For Edmund, who left the court red-eyed and despondent, this was a sad way to go, although Shapovalov deserved his win after going the high-risk route of big winners and borderline errors to lead 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 1-0 when they shook hands at the net.“It got very sore and tight [midway through the third set] and locked up a bit,” Edmund said. It was a new injury, not the flaring of an old one and might have been caused by his increased summer workload – or even an uncomfortable hotel pillow or mattress. “It’s all ifs, buts, maybes, isn’t it? It was such a horrible way to go out,” he added. He expects to be fit to resume the Tour shortly, though.“It’s never good to win this way,” Shapovalov said. “Hopefully it’s nothing too serious. Kyle’s been playing tremendous tennis. I saw and heard something was up just before he called the trainer [when Britain’s last representative in the men’s draw was up 3-2 on serve in the third set] but I’m just happy to be in the third round.“I thought I had a lot of chances in the first set, but it wasn’t clicking. I just had to stay aggressive and I knew my chances would come – and they did in the second. What happened in the third was just very unfortunate.”Shapovalov next plays the Spaniard, Pablo Carreño Busta, who made relatively short work of the French marathon man, Nicolas Mahut, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 on Louis Armstrong. US sports Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Read more Shapovalov said: “He plays big but I’ve been playing some tough guys.” And he had the good grace to acknowledge one of them was Edmund.The British player’s quiet demeanour disguises his burning desire to deliver on his considerable promise and, having experienced the thrill of sharing this stage with Novak Djokovic last year, he said beforehand he felt ready to continue operating at the highest level.That might sound a quiet ambition but the demands of the tour are considerable – from fitness to the level of opposition – and today’s promises are not always fulfilled tomorrow, or ever. His good friend, Dan Evans, who came so close to beating the eventual champion, Stan Wawrinka, before going on to have his best summer then coping with the hell of suspension after an out-of-competition indiscretion with cocaine, briefly knew that sensation. Edmund makes regular references to “Evo” as if he would love to have him back as a companion-at-arms.Instead, this time around in New York, he went through what Andy Murray has experienced in slams for years: progression through a major without a single British player for company. Now there are none.When Edmund broke Shapovalov after six minutes to lead 2-0 in the first set and then held, it looked very much as if he would surpass his Arthur Ashe experience of 2016. He was hitting the ball with conviction against a prospect who has attracted an inordinate amount of attention, widely and perhaps prematurely hailed as a future champion without having a major trophy to show for it.The vacuum left by Borna Coric’s gritty win over Alexandr Zverev this week demonstrated that prodigies can eat themselves with just as much ferocious intent as can the established stars of the game. Share on Twitter Tennis Edmund, at 22, has been around longer than the young Canadian, but they already have a win apiece against each other. Shapovalov finally got on the board after quarter of an hour, holding, and Edmund gifted him the break with his first double fault.The trick for young players when they are thrown together in matches a long way from their usual workplace is, they are told, to enjoy it. After half an hour, Edmund looked had more reason to smile, 5-3 up after breaking back and serving out the first set with impressive power off the ground and an ace after saving break point.But there was little in it. While Shapovalov’s eagerness to go for the lines cost him 15 unforced errors, he remained dangerous in every exchange.Edmund’s inclination for steadiness was paying a gradual rather than spectacular dividend. He beat the Canadian in their famous Davis Cup match on a disqualification after Shapovalov inadvertently struck the chair umpire with the ball, and lost to him on merit at Queen’s. They are well suited as opponents.Shapovalov squandered two break points in the fourth game as he kept faith in his hitting skills but was rewarded when Edmund finally struck long. A storming hold to 15 put Shapovalov 4-1 up just under the hour. His concentration snapped in the seventh game with two double faults, but he hung on through deuce.Edmund saved four set points to hold for 3-5 but neither was hitting with consistency nor conviction under pressure. Shapovalov got to set point again on his serve and this time sealed it, punching the air. The end, when it came, was an anti-climax for left field. But Edmund can take away a couple of excellent wins in the first two rounds. This was his 10th match in a fortnight. Stamina and strength might still be a challenge. match reports Topicscenter_img Read more Share on Pinterest Share via Email Read more Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. 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Rafael Nadal into US Open third round but Roger Federer clash not nailed on US Open tennis US Open: Kyle Edmund retires hurt in third-round match against Denis Shapovalov – as it happened Reuse this content Kyle Edmund’s run at the third round of the US Open ended in painful resignation to a spasm in his upper back after a little over two hours of a ragged match against Denis Shapovalov, leaving the Canadian teenager to forge on in a draw that has been shredded to pieces after just five days.The earlier exit of the former champion Marin Cilic, who lost to the bustling Argentinian Diego Schwartzman in four sets, means there is not a single slam finalist on the side of the draw opposite Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, whose own drive at the title has been stuttering at best.last_img read more

Video: Leonard Fournette Can Squat 400 Pounds Pretty Easily

first_imgLeonard Fournette squats during workouts.Leonard Fournette SquatWe’ve already covered here how much of a beast LSU running back Leonard Fournette is. He’s an incredible talent on the field and by the looks of things, a hard worker off of it.Today, Fournette posted a video on Twitter showing him squatting 400 pounds with ease. I had to take a lost so I could cherish this ish @1future 400 easy @LSUfball— 7⃣ (@_fournette) February 16, 2016That weight is nothing for him. SEC defenders beware.last_img

NS teachers union drops complaint against principal for organizing Vimy trip

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s teachers union has backed away from threats to discipline two school administrators and a teacher who organized a student trip to Vimy Ridge last year despite a work-to-rule campaign.Eartha Monard, principal of Dartmouth High School since 2008, said she received a letter last month indicating her union local was seeking sanctions based on her efforts to keep the trip going despite labour unrest last year.More than 80 students took part in the trip for the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle, which required extensive planning and fundraising, with students and parents making significant financial commitments.Monard said in an interview she understood she faced possible sanctions ranging from a reprimand to being temporarily dropped from the union.However, the union said Monday the local has dropped its complaint against Monard, along with the former vice principal, Randolph Sullivan, and a teacher.And in a follow-up email, Liette Doucet, the president of the union representing Nova Scotia’s 9,600 public school teachers, said the union apologized.“In the end I think the local made the appropriate decision. We are pleased this has been resolved and appreciate that it has been difficult for all involved. While I cannot speak about the details of the complaint or why it was dropped, we apologize for any tension this process has caused,” the union leader wrote.Monard said she’s pleased by the union’s decision to end the complaint, which never went to a discipline committee.“The main thing is they’ve dropped it and we’re all moving forward,” she said.Planning for the Vimy trip started before the Dec. 5, 2016, work-to-rule campaign, when the union called on teachers to drop extracurricular activities to protest the provincial government’s contract bargaining tactics.The veteran administrator said she was never overly concerned about the possibility of being sanctioned by the union, as the province and the union have agreed to a place the principals and vice-principals in their own professional body.Still, she said she went public with her story because she didn’t think the complaint process was proper, almost a year after the trip had taken place.“When I look at the whole thing, it didn’t make any sense. The decision made to actually follow through with this (union) complaint was inappropriate,” she said.“It also didn’t seem appropriate given the nature of the trip and what it means to Canadians.”last_img read more

Quebec City cops launch criminal investigation into burning of HydroQuebec pole

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec City police have launched a criminal investigation into the burning of a Hydro-Quebec pole during the G7 summit.The alleged sabotage on June 9 disrupted part of the wireless communication network in the provincial capital on the second and last day of the international gathering.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other world leaders were in La Malbaie, about 140 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, at the time.Various anti-summit protests were held in La Malbaie and Quebec City over three days.Quebec City police spokesman Cyndi Pare says it is too early to make a direct link between the fire and the summit.She says the blaze did not affect the work of police officers, although some government employees did report communication woes.last_img

Bruno Mars Announces 1 Million Donation To Those Affected By Water Crisis

first_imgBruno Mars has announced a massive donation to help those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.The singer announced that he will be donating $1 million to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint during his sold-out concert in Detroit on Saturday.“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause,” he said in a statement after making the announcement. “Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”The city of Flint faces on-going problems after 100,000 residents were exposed to drinking water tainted with high levels of lead in 2014.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Congratulations to our latest Canada Council prize winners. Discover how these outstanding artists, scholars and organizations contribute to our communities through creation, research and performance.Get to know these outstanding artists, scholars, organizations and their works:Molson Prizes Theatre: Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau Two Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes, in the amount of $50,000 each, are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities). The prizes allow recipients to contribute to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Visual Arts: Cedric Bomford                      Cedric Bomford currently lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia where he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria. His installation and photographic work has been exhibited internationally and he has participated in residencies in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Cedric holds an MFA from the Malmö Art Academy (2007) and a BFA from Emily Carr University (2003). His work often focuses on the power dynamics established by constructed spaces and takes the form of large-scale rambling ad hoc architectural installations. The projects follow a methodology he calls ‘thinking through building’ in which construction takes on an emergent quality rather than an illustrative one. Concurrent to this installation work is a rigorous photographic practice that operates at times in parallel with and at others tangentially to the installation works.While the majority of his projects are solo efforts, Bomford often works collaboratively with a number of different partners including his brother Nathan, father Jim and with other artists such as: Verena Kaminiarz, Mark Dudiak and Carl Boutard. Recent projects include Deadhead, a production of Other Sights for Artists’ Projects in Vancouver and Substation Pavilion a public art commission in Vancouver, BC. Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Alberta and a public art commission in Seattle, Washington.  Facebook Advertisement Inter-Arts: Stephen ThompsonStephen Thompsonis a performance/dance artist, choreographer, researcher and pedagogue originally from Calgary, Alberta working between Canada, USA and Europe. He received a Bachelor of Kinesiology (art and science of movement) and Dance from the University of Calgary and is the current 2015 World “Figure” Bronze Medalist. He was listed in the New York Times Top Male Dance Performances (2014). Stephen has collaborated with numerous artists and institutions notably Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Benoit Lachambre, Trajal Harell (2012 Bessie for Antigone Sr.), Project BK, Martin Bélanger, Fabrice Lambert, Saskia Holbling, Jennifer Lacey, Dominique Pétrin, Antonija Livingstone, Steve Paxton, Public Recordings (2 Dora Mavor Moore awards (2014) for whatwearesaying), Studio 303 (Montreal), M.A.I (Montreal), Fluid Festival (Calgary), American Realness (New York). He is currently; performing with Adam Linder at the Los Angeles Biennial – Kien Paradiso, performing Relative Collider with Pierre Godard and Liz Santoro in Tanz im August (Berlin), creating an installation using compulsory ice figures with visual artist Xavier Veilhan (France) for 2017 at Theatre de la Villette in Paris. Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton AwardsThe Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards are awarded annually for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian mid-career artists in the disciplines of Dance,  Inter-Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing and Publishing. Martin Carrier is professor of philosophy at Bielefeld University and director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I2SoS). His chief area of research is the philosophy of science, in particular, historical changes in science and scientific method, theory-ladenness and empirical testability, and presently the relationship between science and values and science operating at the interface with society. Media Arts: Duane LinklaterDuane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Ontario. Duane attended the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College in upstate New York, USA, completing his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video. He has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Family Business Gallery in New York City, Te Tuhi Centre for Arts Auckland, New Zealand, City Arts Centre in Edinburgh Scotland, Institute of Contemporary Arts Philadelphia and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City. His collaborative film project with Brian Jungen, Modest Livelihood, was originally presented at the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre as a part of dOCUMENTA (13) with subsequent exhibitions of this work at the Logan Centre Gallery at the University of Chicago (curated by Monika Szewcyyk), and the Art Gallery of Ontario (curated by Kitty Scott). Duane has upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Alberta and will be a participating at the SeMa Biennale in Seoul, Korea. Duane was also the recipient of the 2013 Sobey Art Award, an annual prize given to an artist under 40. Duane is currently represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver. Virginia Parker PrizeThe Virginia Parker Prize is awarded annually to a Canadian classical musician, instrumentalist or conductor under the age of 32, who demonstrates outstanding talent, musicianship and artistic excellence, and who makes a valuable contribution to the artistic life in Canada and internationally.Mira Benjamin is a Canadian violinist, researcher and new-music instigator. She performs new and experimental music, with a special interest in microtonality & tuning practice.She actively commissions music from composers at all stages of their careers, and develops each new work through multiple performances. Current collaborations include projects with composers Anna Höstman, Martin Arnold, Amber Priestley, John Lely, Linda C. Smith and James Weeks.Since 2011, Mira has co-directed NU:NORD – a project-based music and performance network which instigates artistic exchanges and encourages community building between music creators from Canada, Norway & the UK. Through this initiative, Mira hopes to offer a foundation from which Canadian artists can reach out to artistic communities overseas, and provide a conduit through which international artists can access Canada’s rich culture. This summer the project will invite nine Canadian musicians to the UK, where new works will be developed and presented to London audiences.center_img John McGarry is a Canada Research Chair in the Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University. Before Queen’s, he taught at the University of Waterloo and at Western University (King’s College). His research focuses on conflict resolution in deeply divided societies, such as Northern Ireland, Iraq and Cyprus. He has authored, co-authored, and edited thirteen books on this subject, as well as 75 journal articles and book chapters. He is seen as one of the world’s leading experts on ‘power-sharing’ in divided societies.McGarry’s work has had an important public policy dimension and impact. He has testified as an expert witness in the US Congress. His work on power-sharing and policing reform in Northern Ireland has been seen as influential in the resolution of its conflict. In 2008, McGarry was appointed as the first ever “Senior Advisor on Power-Sharing” to the United Nations (Mediation Support Unit). He is currently the Senior Advisor on Governance and Power-Sharing in the UN backed negotiations in Cyprus. He has advised on a range of conflicts around the world, including Iraq, Yemen, Philippines, Kenya and Western Sahara. John G. Diefenbaker AwardThis annual award enables a distinguished German scholar to do research in Canada and will be encouraged to participate in the teaching activities of the host institution. The spirit of the award is to encourage exchange between scholarly communities in Canada and Germany. Chloe Charles takes listeners on a genre-less musical journey that organically weaves its way through pop, jazz, folk, soul and classical influences. Raised within the unconventional milieu of her artist grandfather and the singing, song-writing women in her family, living among the forests of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Chloe was encouraged to question everything seek new ways of doing old things and to always challenge herself. It is therefore no surprise that her work is always breaking the boundaries of musical conventions and people’s expectations. Touring constantly across Europe Charles’ developed an international, genre-less sound and thus when it came time to record her latest album, With Blindfolds On, she not only took a leap of faith and decided to self-produce but she made it an international affair, recording between Toronto, Berlin and New York. Released in May 2016, it follows on the heels of Charles’ critically acclaimed 2013 debut album Break the Balance, which received major accolades from Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, Mojo, London Times etc. With 2 albums under her belt, nearly 1000 shows played internationally, and an impressive string of awards and accolades (e.g. 2014 Sirius/XM Indie Award, 2015 John Lennon Songwriting Contest), Charles is already proving herself to be one of Canada’s brightest emerging singer-songwriters and was recently featured in everything from Noisey/VICE and Now Magazine all the way to the Strombo Show. Louise Moyes performs docudances: shows she researches, choreographs, and performs, working with the rhythm of voices, language, and accents like a musical ‘score’. Louise’s version of the Lisa Moore short story All Zoos Everywhere was named one of the Top Three Performances in 2013 by The Overcast, St. John’s. Louise Moyes and Paul Rowe’s interactive show Francophone Newfoundland and Labrador received a 2014 Manning Heritage Award. She is currently making a docudance for NL dancers Calla Lachance, Andrea Tucker and Tammy McLeod and mentoring New Brunswick actor-dancer Lou Poirier in making her own docudance. In 2016 Louise will be spending five months researching working with people on the autism spectrum, storytelling and dance. She will also be directing a documentary on Franco-Acadian War Veterans from the Port-au-Port Peninsula. Moyes studied dance and performance at Studio 303 in Montreal. She has performed throughout Newfoundland & Labrador and Canada, and in Germany, Italy, Iceland, New York, Australia, France, and Brazil. Louise collaborates frequently with Newfoundland artists Anne Troake, Lisa Porter, Diana Daly and Lori Clarke. Writing & Publishing: Karen SolieKaren Solie was born in Moose Jaw, and grew up on the family farm in southwest Saskatchewan. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Short Haul Engine and Modern and Normal, published by Brick Books, and, with House of Anansi, Pigeon, which won the Griffin Prize, Trillium Poetry Prize, and Pat Lowther Award. Her most recent, The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out, was published last year in Canada by Anansi and in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and is shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. A volume of selected and new poems, The Living Option, was published in the U.K. in 2013. She has given readings across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., as well as in Ireland, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and her work has been translated into French, German, Korean, and Dutch. A former writer-in-residence for the universities of Alberta, New Brunswick, and St. Andrews, Scotland, she’s taught writing and led workshops for writing programs across Canada, and is currently an associate director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio. She lives in Toronto, and is at work on a new poetry manuscript she hesitates to describe for fear of jinxing it. Music: Chloe Charles Dance: Louise Moyes A graduate of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal (2003), Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau is the co-artistic director of the Théâtre Qui Va Là, where he created, with the theatre’s collective, Toutou Rien (2004), La Tête Blanche (2006), La Fugue (2007), Le Nid (2009) and Éloges de la fuite (2016). Qui Va Là won three awards for best young people’s play with La Fugue: a Cochon d’Or (2010), Prix Opus (2011) and a Dora Mavor Award (2013).Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau has often appeared on stage, including with Théâtre PÀP in Le Traitement(2006) where he won a Masque for male actor in a supporting role. For Théâtre de La Manufacture, he was an actor and musician inComa Unplugged which won the Masque for best Montreal production (2007). He was in As Is (Tel Quel) for Simoniaques Théâtre (2014-2015). He will be repeating his performance as Baron de Münchhausen in Münchhausen, les machineries de l’imaginaire for Théâtre Tout à Trac, a role that won him the Denise Pelletier (2011) prize for best actor.He took on contemporary dance with Corps Caverneux (2013) for Danse-Cité. With Théâtre de la Roulotte, he adapted and directed Le Magicien d’Oz (2010) and Peter Pan (2012). He improvised with the LNI (2007 to 2008) and the LIM (2005 to 2007) where he was named recruit of the year (2005-06) and co-player of the year (2006-07).Since 2014 he has been teaching creation at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal. Félix is currently working on a solo show entitled Le Nombril du Monstre that will be presented in April and May 2017 at Théâtre de La Petite Licorne. Twitter Born in Quebec City in 1939, Marie-Claire Blais published her first novel, La belle bête, at the age of 20. She has created a lasting impact on the cultural heritage of Canada through her daring work.To date she has published more than twenty novels in France (Le Seuil, Grasset, Gallimard, Laffont, Belfond) and Québec, all of them translated into English, as well as six plays and several collections of poetry. She has had several residencies abroad and won many awards for her work.Her works include, in no particular order, Tête blanche (1980), L’insoumise (1966), David Sterne (1967), Manuscrits de Pauline Archange (1968), Vivre! Vivre! (1969), Le sourd dans la ville (1980), Visions d’Anna (1982), Pierre (1986), L’ange de la solitude (1989), Un jardin dans la tempête (1990)… The first volume in the series entitled Soifs (1995), recipient of the 1996 Governor General’s Literary Award, was published by Éditions du Boréal, Éditions du Seuil in Paris and in its English translation, These Festive Nights, by Anansi Press. Her most recent novel, Le festin au crépuscule, was published in 2016 by Éditions du Boréal and Seuil and will be published by Anansi, as with all the titles in this remarkable series.Solitary childhoods, tainted innocence, capriciousness and rebelliousness and infinite tenderness are conjured by a novelist who never evokes realism without transforming it into poetry.Some of Marie-Claire Blais’ novels have been adapted for film and television, including Une saison dans la vie d’Emmanuel directed by Claude Weisz in 1968 (Prix de la Quinzaine des jeunes réalisateurs), Le sourd dans la ville directed by Mireille Dansereau in 1987 (honorable mention at the Venice Film Festival) and  L’océan (telefilm) directed by Jean Faucher and produced by Radio-Canada in 1971. Professional Prix de Rome in ArchitectureThe $50,000 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture is awarded annually to either a young practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm that has completed its first built works and has demonstrated exceptional artistic potential.DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary design studio committed to advancing an architectural and social agenda through built work and design research. Central to the practice is the exploration of contemporary architectural issues in which a desire to improve the public realm figures prominently—demonstrated not only by professional advocacy but by the projects undertaken by the studio. Recognized by numerous awards for design excellence and sustainability initiatives, the practice has also received wide media attention in local, national and international publications.Promoting the idea that living small is a type of social and environmental sustainability, the studio is exploring a broader vision of sustainable design through building form, alternative programme, and consideration of the existing urban fabric. The studio is actively pursuing the integration of sustainability without compromising design excellence; moreover, it employs sustainable design as a means to explore innovation in architectural design.Principal Heather Dubbeldam, a fourth generation architect, carries on the modernist approach of her Dutch lineage. Heather is active as an advocate for the profession, leading numerous design and architecture organizations. She is co-editor and author of several publications, a mentor to intern architects, and visiting critic at schools of architecture.This award will support their research project entitled “The Next Green – Innovation in Sustainable Housing”, which entails travel to Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany to study sustainable housing precedents and research for northern climates. The firm will explore how architects in these countries set new standards for buildings that surpass current protocols for sustainability, while developing a unique spatial and artistic architectural language in which energy efficiency and design merge seamlessly.Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design AchievementThe Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement is awarded to either a practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm. The successful candidate must be in the early stages of a career or practice and must demonstrate both outstanding creative talent and exceptional potential in architectural design.Studio Junction inc. is an emerging Toronto practice, established by Peter Tan and Christine Ho Ping Kong in 2004. This multi-faceted practice alternates between the larger scale of building and the smaller scale of furniture. Studio Junction offers design, make and build through a design studio, woodworking workshop and build crew.Studio Junction’s body of work operates in the context of “incremental urbanism” – the smaller, more modest projects that focus on place-making and contribute to creating a more diverse, vibrant neighborhood and livable city.As with the Courtyard House and Mjolk House, the sites are confined and challenging. Projects are frequently mixed-use, with both a live and a work component. Courtyard typology and courtyard and atrium elements are often used to allow the projects to successfully adapt to an urban siting where there is no traditional front or rear yard.Past honors include the Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award (OAA), a Toronto Urban Design Award and two North American Wood Design Awards. Advertisementlast_img read more

Top US trade official takes aim at Peru in logging dispute

first_imgLIMA, Peru — The top U.S. trade official has taken the first step toward potential sanctions on Peru for allegedly violating the environmental protections included in its free trade pact.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Friday that the Trump administration has requested consultations with Peru. The consultations are aimed at opening a diplomatic channel to resolve the dispute before advancing toward more punitive measures.Peru recently moved an agency monitoring the nation’s notoriously corrupt logging industry to be under the Environment Ministry. The agency is required to be independent under the U.S-Peru trade pact.Peru’s government contends the forest auditor’s office remains independent despite the shift.The case could have broader implications as Washington debates ratifying a new North American free trade deal.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Amid lack of summer blockbusters Cineplex offers discount tickets

TORONTO — Hollywood’s cruel summer of box-office flops has Cineplex hoping to reel in elusive audiences with a cheap movie ticket offer.Canada’s largest movie theatre company says it’s putting into effect Tuesday discount pricing for all screenings running from Friday to Aug. 31.Cineplex said patrons can expect a 30 per cent discount on tickets during those days, with SCENE members receiving an additional 10 per cent discount.It’s an unusual move during a period that’s often considered the victory lap after months of huge blockbusters — except this summer hit movies were almost non-existent.Earlier this month, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) joined other chains in announcing weaker profits as fewer people filled theatres.Even though “Wonder Woman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” delivered strong results, the number of box-office failures easily outshines the successes.Among the duds, Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” both disappointed on opening weekend, while huge franchises like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Planet of the Apes” showed signs of running out of steam.Without the hits, Cineplex feels the sting on its box-office revenue and at concession stand where hungry moviegoers shell out for marked-up popcorn and drinks.Any shimmer of hope that August would save the season was quickly dashed when “The Dark Tower” stumbled out of the gate with $19.2 million its first weekend. It’s a mere fraction of the $132 million opening of “Suicide Squad” at the same time last summer.“We haven’t really had anything of any consequence,” said Raymond James analyst Kenric Tyghe. “There’s literally been nothing to see.”The North American summer box-office was off about 13 per cent to $3.63 billion as of Aug. 23, helping to drag down the year’s box-office tally by 5.4 per cent, according to comScore senior analyst Paul Dergarabedian.While some observers have pegged the decline to a growing popularity of low-cost streaming services like Netflix and CraveTV, not everyone is convinced that the notoriously volatile box-office won’t pick up again in a few weeks.“In September the tables turn,” Tyghe suggested, pointing to Stephen King’s “It” remake, which is currently projected to break box-office records for the month.Cineplex is discounting its tickets ahead of another weekend with very little in terms of new offerings.“The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” last week’s No. 1 film, is expected to hold the top spot while an expansion of indie thriller “Wind River” and a re-release of 1991 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” in 3D round out the highlights.Saturday night’s hyped pay-per-view fight between UFC fighter Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is also expected to take a bite out of box-office receipts.Follow @dfriend on Twitter. read more

Video Business report with Mike Eppel – Feb 25 2014

business report|tsx Video: Business report with Mike Eppel – Feb. 25, 2014 by News Staff Posted Feb 25, 2014 6:11 am MDT The uptrend continues for the TSX, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

Morrisons to introduce US style paper bags as part of the escalation

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. A major supermarket is to introduce US style paper bags as part of the escalation on war on plastic. Morrisons said it would charge 20p per paper bag as part of a trial which will also see it raise the cost of long-life plastic bags rise from 10p to 15p. The supermarket said the eight-week trial at eight stores was in response to customers saying that reducing plastic is their top environmental concern.Morrisons removed 5p carrier bags early in 2018 which led to a 25 per cent reduction in overall bag sales.The new US-style paper grocery bags have handles and are a similar capacity to standard plastic carrier bags.Morrisons said the stores participating in the trial are Camden, Skipton, Wood Green, Hunslet, Yeadon, Erskine, Gibraltar and Abergavenny. Morrisons removed 5p carrier bags early in 2018 which led to a 25 per cent reduction in overall bag salesCredit:Mikael Buck/Morrisons A Morrisons employee poses with the new bags The 5p plastic bag levy was introduced in England from October 5 2015 and all large retailers have been required to introduce the charge. Similar schemes run in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.Environment Secretary Michael Gove has set up a consultation exercise that ends next month on raising the fee to 10p and including smaller retailers, which could come into effect from January 2020.Retailers are expected to donate any proceeds from the 5p charge to good causes. Figures from the Government at the end of 2018 showed that nearly two billion 5p plastic bags were sold in the last financial year.This is a stark reduction from 2014, when 7.6 billion carrier bags – the equivalent of 140 per person – were handed out solely by England’s seven largest supermarkets.Figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show the same seven retailers – Asda, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury, Tesco, The Co-operative Group, Waitrose and Morrisons – sold 1.04 billion bags in 2017/18, nearly 60% of the 1.75 billion in England.View latest offers from Morrisons read more

ZRK Vardar sign Polina Kuznetsova

← Previous Story Veselin Vujovic overtakes RD Koper 2013! Next Story → Blazenko Lackovic set future to third league Hamburg ZRK Vardar Skopje are more than ever hungry for success after fantastic achievement of their male colleagues in Cologne a month ago! The new signing of Women’s EHF Champions League finalists is Russian left wing Polina Kuznetsova.The 31-years old Olympic winner from Rio played last season in Kuban, but mostly spent time outside of the court due injury.She took two world’s gold medals with Russia, but the most shining is definitely gold from Rio 2016.

Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Saturday A republican march, a gorse fire in Donegal and a blind sailor made headlines today. By Cónal Thomas 17,878 Views Apr 20th 2019, 8:01 PM Get our daily news round up: No Comments NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Diver Shane Friday at Sandycove in Dublin Source: Sam Boal/ Share Tweet Email1 center_img A republican group was criticised for marching down Dublin’s O’Connell Street less than 48 hours after journalist Lyra McKee was killed by dissident republicans in Derry. There were over 110 acts of physical violence were made against Dublin City Council staff in the last year.Plans for a multimillion-euro food hall in central Dublin are back on track after the company behind it overturned a planning restriction that could have derailed the project.Northern Ireland Police made a fresh appeal for information following the arrest of two teenagers in connection with the killing of journalist Lyra McKee.Five people including three children have been taken to hospital following an incident at an indoor swimming pool in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.A man was airlifted to hospital after he collapsed while mountain walking in Carlingford, Co Louth. Gardaí in Co Doneal are investigating a gorse fire which destroyed a house yesterday.  THE WORLD  Pilgrims carrying crosses to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Source: PA Wire/PA Images#DIANE ABBOTT: The British MP has apologised after she was spotted drinking a can of Marks & Spencer Mojito on a London train. #CALIFORNIA: A blind Japanese sailor has completed a non-stop Pacific voyage today, becoming the first sightless person on record to navigate a vessel across the vast ocean.PARTING SHOTToday would have legendary American bandleader Tito Puente’s 96th birthday. Here’s his famous appearance in the Simpsons episode ‘Who Shot Mr Burns?’ Source: Mostly Simpsons/YouTube Short URL Saturday 20 Apr 2019, 8:01 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Never give up on your child

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With the number of school-aged children with autism in South Australia reaching 3,400, a small group of first and second generation migrants have established the state’s only autism-specific school in the state, due to open its doors in Term 3 (end of July). It is a known fact that there is a critical lack of affordable specialist education services for children with autism in South Australia, leaving the majority of children in mainstream schooling unsupported. “It got more and more obvious that 50 per cent of autistic children were enrolled in schools that have no disability units or special classes to support these kids and their families,” explains deputy chair of Aspect (previously Treetop) Specific School, Phillip De Pinto, who is married to a Greek and whose seven-year-old son Mario was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. According to Mr De Pinto, the benefits of an autism specific school to students, their families and the community at large are numerous; students will be able to learn in environments suited to their needs, be provided with designated areas to regulate their emotions and sensory output, have small class sizes (maximum of eight students), be taught by teachers specifically trained to deliver purposeful and quality education aimed at providing life skills. The school, which will be located on the old Ashford Special School site, will offer a unique program with its main goal is to help students develop the skills to become as independent as possible and succeed in the wider community in the future. The Department of Education registered program aims to help students develop the following skills: – Literacy and numeracy – Play and imitation skills – Gross and fine motor skills – Communication skills – Social interaction and relating skills and positive behaviour“The SA Department of Education has offered a school site which is currently being renovated. The renovation and establishment of the school will cost up to $6 million over the next two to three years. The first stage of the school will see us take 30 students in five classes and the second stage will extend the school to 14 classes and 80 students,” explains Mr De Pinto.So what is the stimulus for the Greek community to get involved in all this? It basically all started when 38-year-old Greek economist and mother of two Fiora Christou had her son diagnosed with autism at the age of three-and-a-half. “After placing Andreas, into both a private and later public school, it was clear that the education system in SA was unable to provide an education suitable for him administered in a safe environment,” she explains. After extensive research, the family relocated to Victoria where a more progressive educational system had been in place since 1971. “It was not an easy decision to enrol our beautiful child at Bulleen Heights Special school and on our first visit there we saw children that were lower functioning than Andreas; I remember looking at my then husband and saying with tears in my eyes, ‘Are we doing the right thing?’,” Ms Christou recalls. Fiora Christou at the Citizen of the Year award ceremony (2015). Photo: TwitterWithin a few short weeks of attending the school, Andreas who was completely non-verbal, started saying his first words, brought his first readers home and knew how to write his name. “We were thrilled with his progress; he became happier, more relaxed and looked forward to his school days.” Andreas continued at the school for three years, before the family decided to return to Adelaide with the hope that the educational landscape would have changed in SA.“Unfortunately that was not the case and at that point I could no longer just sit and hope for a better outcome; I started researching autism-specific schools around the world and that’s when I found a school based in London called Aspect Treehouse. Aspect has a network of eight autism specific schools and 90 satellite classes in NSW delivering educational services to over 1000. Because of their expertise they were chosen to take on the project to establish and run the Treetop School in Adelaide. “I am not a teacher nor do I have an educational background, and so it was never my aim to run the school. My dream was to be its founder, and be part of an educational system that would give my son all he needs to become as independent as he can. “Fortunately, Dr Trevor Clark, who was on our curriculum board expressed an interest in running the school. This was Aspect’s introduction to Treetop and a concrete step towards an autism specific school in this state.”The determined mother of two admits that the road to the school’s opening had not been easy and that she was fortunate enough to be surrounded by individuals within the Greek community, who were as dedicated and focused as she was. “I knew that I needed help if this project was to ever get off the ground and so I tentatively asked friends I had made during my days at university to help. Talented and successful in their own right, they all agreed to give large amounts of their time in order to create a flawless business plan. Dimitra Tolis gave her legal expertise, John Dagas contributed his management skills, Costa Fotiadis gave an insight into educational requirements, Phillip De Pinto was able to make use of his large social network, I was able to contribute costings and of course the years of research I had accumulated. “We lobbied government, outlasted three education ministers, published an online petition that generated over 8,000 signatures in support of our school, gained the support of the Catholic Education system and ultimately were successful!”Although Ms Christou has been awarded an Order of Australia, a Pride of Australia, a Citizen of the Year and an OEEGA award for her work, she says that nothing fills her with more pride than knowing that Aspect Treetop will provide her son and other children with the education they deserve in a nurturing, positive and safe environment. “My hope for the school is that they provide a curriculum suited to the individual student as opposed to just a babysitting service. A day that is filled with stimulated learning, lots of fun and exercise resulting in happy, healthy children.”As for Ms Christou’s advice to anyone with a child who struggles with learning in an educational system that is geared toward neurotypically developing children, her message is clear: “Never give up on your child, or the system or in your ability to change the seemingly unchangeable.”The Board of Aspect Specific School, SA is currently fundraising to purchase a new commuter bus in order to have suitable and reliable transportation for the children. Further details regarding this initiative can be found on or email read more

Chili une floraison exceptionnelle dans le désert dAtacama

first_imgChili : une floraison exceptionnelle dans le désert d’AtacamaAu nord du Chili, se trouve le désert d’Atacama, le plus aride du monde. Pourtant, certaines années, celui-ci se couvre de fleurs comme c’est le cas aujourd’hui, offrant ainsi un incroyable spectacle.Cette année, le désert d’Atacama, au nord du Chili, s’est couvert d’un tapis de fleurs exceptionnel. D’abord blanches puis jaunes, bleues, rouges et oranges, une multitude de fleurs couvre à perte de vue le sable. Partout, celles-ci émergent, envahissent les cactus et s’accrochent à la roche.Mais ce “désert fleuri”, méconnu, reste mystérieux pour les scientifiques. “On ignore tout par exemple du rôle des transferts entre les eaux de brume côtière et le désert, des phénomènes de ruissellement qui en découlent, au moins aussi importants que les précipitations directes”, explique à l’AFP Carla Louit, directrice du parc national créé en 1994. On sait toutefois qu’El Niño, le phénomène climatique balayant les côtes Pacifique de l’Amérique du Sud tous les 6 ou 7 ans, apporte les pluies nécessaires à la germination des bulbes et rhizomes, qui peuvent rester des décennies en “latence”.”C’est une année exceptionnelle, il a plu plus de 50 millimètres. Les fleurs commencent à pousser à partir de 15 mm par an, mais cette année toutes les espèces sont sorties”, indique la directrice. Une bonne pluviométrie ne suffit pourtant pas, précise Sciences et Avenir. Il faut également que les pluies surviennent à intervalles réguliers, qu’elles soient ni trop fortes ni trop éparses et que les gelées de l’hiver austral ne viennent pas perturber la germination.Des fleurs rares victimes des visiteurs  À lire aussi15 fleurs incroyables qui ne ressemblent pas… à des fleurs !Si toutes ces conditions sont réunies, le désert fleuri peut alors perdurer de septembre à décembre. “La dernière fois qu’il y a eu autant de fleurs, c’était en 1989. Depuis il y a eu des déserts fleuris, mais jamais comme celui-là”, s’émerveille le père Lucio, curé d’un village voisin et botaniste amateur. “Nous avons plus de 200 espèces de fleurs endémiques, qui ne poussent nulle part ailleurs au monde, dont 14 en danger d’extinction”, précise Yohan, un garde du parc, qui déplore les pratiques de certains visiteurs. “Des gens les arrachent pour les emmener chez eux pensant qu’elles vont pousser, évidemment elles ne poussent jamais. Et quand on arrache un bulbe, il est perdu pour le désert”.Par exemple, l’emblématique Griffe du Lion (Leontochir Ovallei) est très rare. Il s’agit d’une grosse fleur rouge évoquant le rhododendron, et qui marque l’apogée du “désert fleuri”. “Elle est la dernière à fleurir car ses bulbes sont enterrés très profond, et il faut qu’il tombe beaucoup d’eau avant qu’elle commence à sortir”, explique le père Lucio. “Elle est “monotypique”, c’est la seule représentante de son espèce sur terre. Vous vous rendez compte ?” dit-il.”Il existe peu d’études intégrales sur le désert fleuri, juste des études ponctuelles sur certains de ses éléments”, explique Carla Louit. “Il n’y a pas de fonds pour étudier un phénomène aussi sporadique”. Pourtant, seules des données scientifiques permettrait de mettre en place un plan de conservation efficace.Le 8 novembre 2011 à 14:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Today is last day to submit your petition to Repeal the Gas

first_imgTune into @KUSINews at 7am – I’m on talking about the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative and our LAST hours of signature collection!— Carl DeMaio (@carldemaio) April 24, 2018For more information on how you can help Repeal the Gas tax, click here. April 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Carlos Amezcua, Updated: 11:55 AM Today is last day to submit your petition to Repeal the Gas Tax 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsToday is the last day to submit petitions to repeal the gas tax.Chairman of Reform California, Carl DeMaio was in studio to talk more about this issue and everything he has to done over the last couple months as he led the campaign to Repeal the Gas Tax. Over the next 48 hours, DeMaio and his team will process the last signatures and hand them over to the state. DeMaio estimates they will have around 900,000 signatures. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Carlos Amezcua Posted: April 24, 2018last_img read more

Occupy Portland graffiti suspect misses court date

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 21-year-old man arrested for spraying graffiti at the Occupy Portland protest has missed his court date.The Oregonian reports ( a court appearance for 21-year-old Nolan Zane MacGregor was rescheduled for Oct. 21 when he didn’t show up. MacGregor was arrested along with an unidentified 17-year-old friend for tagging phrases including “Occupy Portland” and “Wall Street Loves No One” on a number of buildings and a marked police car.Occupy Portland organizer Ivy Knight tells The Oregonian that she and other backers of the movement are trying to remove the paint.Demonstrators have camped out in Portland’s Chapman and Lownsdale squares to protest what they see as growing inequality between wealthy Americans and the middle class.last_img read more