Julianne Moore Named As Ambassador For Key To The Cure Campaign

first_imgSaks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced today that Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has been named ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2015 Key To The Cure campaign.Julianne Moore wears Jason Wu designed tee for 2015 Key To The Cure CampaignFor the first time, Saks Fifth Avenue will be teaming up with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, created to accelerate innovative cancer research through collaboration among leading scientists from different institutions and disciplines who work together to deliver new therapies to patients quickly. By galvanizing the support of the entertainment indus­try, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public sup­port for this effort to combat all types of cancers.“Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether you’ve known or cared for a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, or contended with cancer yourself. So I’m honored to work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Saks Fifth Avenue to highlight Stand Up To Cancer’s mission to make everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor,” said Julianne Moore. “I hope everyone will join me in supporting this important cause by purchasing a Key To The Cure T-Shirt.”Now in its 17th year, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key To The Cure campaign has enlisted Jason Wu to design this year’s limited edition T-Shirt, benefiting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Available for purchase beginning on October 1 in Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com and saksoff5th.com, the tee will retail for $35, with 100% of sales benefiting Stand Up To Cancer.“It is an honor to partner with Saks Fifth Avenue on their signature charitable initiative Key To The Cure this year. My hope is that people purchase the limited edition tee, which benefits Stand Up To Cancer, an initiative that has made great strides in cancer research,” said Jason Wu.Marc Metrick, President of Saks Fifth Avenue, stated, “We look forward to Key To The Cure every October. It’s really great to see our stores, customers and vendors rally together to support such a great cause in raising awareness and funds. We are excited to evolve our Key To The Cure campaign with Stand Up To Cancer this year.”Julianne Moore will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing the Jason Wu-designed limited-edition tee. The Key To The Cure PSA will appear in major fashion and lifestyle magazines in September and October. Saks Fifth Avenue’s charity shopping weekend will take place Thursday through Sunday, October 15 to 18, at all Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com and saksoff5th.com.“The Entertainment Industry Foundation is proud to continue to join forces, with Saks Fifth Avenue in our shared mission to fund innovative cancer research that is getting new treatments to the patients who need them quickly,” said Lisa Paulsen, EIF President and CEO and co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. “We’re so grateful to Saks for this longstanding collaboration, and to every individual who contributes to helping those affected by cancer by purchasing a Key To The Cure T-shirt or shopping at Saks during its charity shopping weekend.”Saks Fifth Avenue initiated its charity shopping weekend in 1999. To date, the company has donated more than $36 million to women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States. Organizations benefiting from these funds include: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund; Cleveland Clinic; Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Nevada Cancer Institute and many others.last_img read more

Soulpepper puts training program on oneyear hold amid culture change at theatre

first_img Facebook Normally, the Soulpepper Academy would be ramping up for a nation-wide audition process to find the finest thespians, directors and playwrights to join its prestigious paid training residency.But as acting artistic director Alan Dilworth can attest, little has been normal about the past six months for the Soulpepper Theatre Company.As the Toronto-based cultural institution reckons with sexual-misconduct allegations against one of its founders, the Soulpepper Academy is putting its training program on a one-year hold to conduct a review before admitting a new troupe of artists. “We’re in the midst of quite a culture change here, and as you know, real change takes time,” Dilworth said in a recent phone interview.“We’re kind of working our way through, step by step, to get it right.”In January, four actresses filed separate lawsuits against founding artistic director Albert Schultz and the Soulpepper Theatre Company alleging he groped them, exposed himself, pressed against them or otherwise behaved inappropriately.Schultz, who has resigned from Soulpepper, has said he would “vigorously” defend himself against the allegations, which have yet to be tested in court. Both he and Soulpepper have filed notices of intent to defend in the case.In her claim in Ontario Superior Court, one of the actresses said Schultz created a “culture of fear” during her time in the Soulpepper Academy, and to remain in the program, she felt she was expected to put up with his alleged bullying without complaint.A lawyer for Schultz said his client would not comment specifically on any of the allegations detailed in the lawsuits, other than to reiterate that he denies them.Dilworth, who declined to comment on ongoing legal proceedings, said that among past and present academy members, there has been “unanimous articulation” of the program’s value.Twelve academy members are expected to graduate from the two-year program next month.With admissions on hold until the review is completed and new leadership is in place, the academy has decided to not request federal funding in the next fiscal year, said Soulpepper communications director Brad Lepp.The academy is still slated to receive $110,000 in 2018-2019 funding from Canadian Heritage, according to federal officials.Lepp said a portion of those funds will go toward the last six months of training for the current academy members. For the latter half of the funding period, the money will be spent towards maintaining “ongoing relationships” with graduates, he said, in addition to the program’s year-round costs.In April, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly declared that in order to received funding, all arts and culture organizations must commit to workplaces free of harassment and sexual misconduct. It’s part of what she described as the department’s “zero-tolerance” approach to the issue.Not long after the measure was billed, Canadian Heritage released half of the $110,000 in funds allocated to the Soulpepper Academy under a multi-year contribution agreement, according to a spokesperson for Joly.In a phone interview, the minister’s press secretary, Simon Ross, said the payment was held for two months until department officials were satisfied that Soulpepper was following through on its commitments to providing a safe work environment.Canadian Heritage sent officials to the theatre to get a sense of the picture on the ground, Ross said, and based on this and other consultations, decided go forward with the contribution agreement as planned.“Our message is clear: we want to work with the arts sector to ensure safety for all creators, but we have zero tolerance for those who do not respect our strict conditions,” Ross said in a statement.“We received assurances from the Soulpepper Academy that changes were made to ensure a safe work environment and we verified with students that it is indeed the case.”The rest of the funds are expected to be released later in the fiscal year, he said.Nearly $2.4 million has been allocated to Soulpepper under various Canadian Heritage programs since the early 2000s, according to a February briefing note prepared for Joly. The document was obtained by The Canadian Press under Freedom-of-Information laws.This funding is separate to the roughly $185,000 a year that Soulpepper has received from the Canada Council for the Arts in the past, according to the public institution’s CEO.The arms-length Crown corporation, which reports to the heritage minister, announced in February that it was rescinding a planned funding increase for Soulpepper but also maintaining its base funding at previous levels.Soulpepper said that grants accounted for around 16 per cent of its $12.5 million in revenues in 2017, but the theatre company still ran a deficit of $556,000.It is currently projecting further losses as it faces “extraordinary” costs this year, said Dilworth. But he said Soulpepper has been buoyed by benefactors in the private and public sectors, as well as the theatre’s box office, during this “unusual” financial period.Dilworth said he expects Soulpepper will be in the black within two years.The first half of 2018 has been “tricky” for Soulpepper, he acknowledged. But in the wake of the Schultz scandal, he said Soulpepper has been forced to have tough but vital conversations with people across the theatre community.This shift is reflected in the steps Soulpepper has taken to cultivate a safer and more inclusive artistic space, Dilworth said, including providing crisis counsellors, setting up a whistleblower hotline and adopting a new code of conduct.“I do believe we’ve come out better,” said Dilworth. “This has been an opportunity to look deeply at our values, and take stock of the best that Soulpepper has … (and where) we haven’t been as strong.”Adina Bresge | The Canadian Press Advertisement Between a costly legal battle, a six-figure deficit and hiccups in government funding, the not-for-profit would seem to be besieged on several fronts.Dilworth doesn’t see it that way. To him, the theatre is in a “bridging phase” between the old Soulpepper and the new. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “We’re in the midst of quite a culture change here, and as you know, real change takes time,” acting Soulpepper artistic director Alan Dilworth said. “We’re kind of working our way through, step by step, to get it right.” (DANIEL MALAVASI / SOULPEPPER) Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Trisha Cowie hoping Vote 2019 is the one that will put her

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsTrisha Cowie stares up at a large map on the wall at her riding headquartesrIt’s a large area that covers more than 14.000 square kilometres.“We can’t cover a whole town in one day,” she says. “Some of the smaller communities, my community is Port Carling.”Cowie is a successful lawyer and member of Hiawatha First Nation.She’s lived in the riding for the past eight years.The region is also home to seven First Nations.Cowie says she’s an advocate for Indigenous rights and has met with many leaders to hear their concerns.“I did just meet a number of chiefs yesterday and the child welfare ruling is top of mind,” she said. “But there’s also more practical everyday decisions, so roads roadways, more bridges for example and then financing certification that’s really important.Some Indigenous groups says they’ve lost confidence with the Liberals over the on going child welfare issue, the lack of action on a national suicide strategy and the water crisis.Cowie says she sees it differently.“As a first nations person, I know that if we don’t have a seat at the table then we’re probably on the menu,” she says.“We need somebody there every day bringing this issue in every conversation every caucus meeting, to push forward for change.”This isn’t her first run for the Liberals.In the last election, she lost by 2,200 votes to Conservative candidate Tony Clement.But he’s not seeking a re-election.Joy Lewis believes Cowie will do well this time around and that’s why she came to show her support.“She’s so well qualified first of all, she’s Indigenous, she’s a lawyer, she has a small business and she knows all about the things the Liberal party has done the last four years for Parry Sound, Muskoka,” says Lewis.afrancis@aptn.ca@aptnafrancislast_img read more

Legler Maroc Turkish Company to Rescue Moroccan Textile Giant

Rabat – A Turkish company has reportedly expressed interest in rescuing the beleaguered Legler Maroc from collapse.The announcement was made by Moroccan Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy during a consortium on private enterprises and economic growth organized by CGEM, Morocco’s leading conglomerate of businesses in the Casablanca summer university September 28-29.Although Elalamy did not give any details about the “imminent deal with a Turkish giant” or even the name of the Turkish company, he expressed confidence in the prospects of the deal. Once completed, Elalamy declared, Legler Maroc’s prestige will be restored so that it can live up to the expectations it garnered at its inception in 2004-2006.The national textile giant has been struggling for almost a decade.Hinting at the importance of the expected merger for Morocco’s industrial rehabilitation plan, the industry minister said: “It will be presented before the King once everything is settled.”But for all the hype surrounding the “imminent signing of the important deal,” firm instructions of secrecy seem to have been given to the people working on the project. The only thing that is known for sure is that the investor is a Turkish group, a “close source” told Moroccan outlet Medias 24. The source said that the deal could be completed any time. The source added, however: “As long as it is not signed, we cannot say anything more.”Why is it so important?Legler SPA, an Italian company and a global household name in the textile industry, engaged in a joint venture with Morocco’s Atlantic Group owned by the Senoussi family, well-known in Moroccan industrial circles. Legler SPA and Atlantic Group formed Legler Maroc (or LGM Denim), generating an outburst a burst of optimism and quality output for Morocco’s textile industry. With the experience and prestige of a global brand, the North African kingdom hoped to bring its textile industry to the next level, making it competitive enough to export to other markets. As enthusiasm grew about the merger, many in Morocco started referring to the joint group as “the colossus of Moroccan textile.”In the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008, however, Legler SPA decided to terminate the venture. The move left the Atlantic Group with the difficult task of sustaining a nascent giant in the face of a deeply uncertain and shaky global financial market. The company has since lurched from decreasing outputs to near bankruptcy, bringing it to the verge of total collapse in 2016 and 2017, when a number of foreign investors expressed interest in rescuing the collapsing giant.But no rescue deals have been struck yet. In December 2017, a Moroccan court ordered the auctioning of LGM Denim’s assets in a bid to temper the effects of the company’s impending collapse on Morocco’s economy.Turkish interestThe “imminent deal” is not Legler Maroc’s first experience with Turkish solicitors. In 2011, Bossa Ticaret ve Sanayi Isletmeleri, a Turkish textile giant, was reported to have started merger negotiations with Legler Maroc. Ahmed Reda Chami—then Morocco’s industry minister—said at the time, “Negotiations with Bossa are on good terms and we expect to complete a deal in [the] coming weeks.” But the merger never happened. Now that Moulay Elalamy has announced another merger possibility between Legler Maroc and an unnamed Turkish company, many in the industry have started speculating that Bossa is “the unnamed company.” They suggest that, given the increasing presence of Turkish groups on the Moroccan market—LC Waikiki for example, Bossa may have decided to come back to the negotiating table after all.But when asked whether Bossa is the name behind the “very important” and “imminent deal,” another “close source” said: “No, as far as I know. Bossa was indeed interested a few years ago, but no conclusions were reached.” read more

4 Moroccan Referees to Officiate CAN 2019 in Egypt

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled a list of referees to officiate the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled from June 21 to July 18 in Egypt. The list includes 4 Moroccan referees.Two main referees, Redouane Jiyed and Noureddine El Jaafari, will represent Morocco in the African Cup. Azgaou Lahcen and Mustapha Akarkad will be assistant referees. Three main referees and two assistant referees will represent Egypt and Tunisia in the African Cup. In total, AFCON will feature 27 main referees and 29 assistant referees. Read also: French Authorities Free CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Without ChargesThe referee list also includes the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama, who officiated the controversial African Champions League final between WAC Casablanca and Esperance Tunis on 31 May 2019. CAF’s Executive Committee of recently announced there will be a  rematch in a neutral country. AFCON will use the video assistant referee (VAR) system starting from the quarter-final onwards. According to the chairman of the CAF referees committee, Souleiman Hassan Waberi.Morocco’s national football team will compete in group D “The Group of Death” along with South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, and Namibia.Morocco won the AFCON for the first time in 1976 in Ethiopia. read more

We can overcome it DavidsTea following Tim Hortons in facing challenges of

MONTREAL — DavidsTea has joined its coffee rival Tim Hortons in discovering the challenges of entering the American market.The Montreal-based company is struggling to re-energize its U.S. operations by catering better to tastes south of the border.DavidsTea’s new CEO said Thursday that it has learned from its mistakes and is adjusting to make things better.“This is not a net new problem for retailers entering a new market,” Joel Silver told reporters after the company’s annual meeting.“We can overcome it but we’re learning on the ground what works differently, what works the same, and we’re responding to it to make it happen.”DavidsTea losing chief financial officer, months after the arrival of new CEOBMO cuts DavidsTea ’s target price 40% amid company ‘reset’He said the company remains committed to the U.S. market but is slowing its American expansion while it tries to better understand its consumers. The retailer, he said, discovered that U.S. customers prefer iced tea over hot brew and have a sweeter palate than Canadians.DavidsTea (Nasdaq:DTEA) plans to open up to five U.S. stores this year after launching 49 locations since 2011. The company won’t say how many U.S. stores it now expects to possibly open but last year told analysts it saw a potential to have 320 American locations and 230 in Canada.Silver, who became CEO in March, said the priorities across North America are to reduce its tea assortment from more than 130 varieties, focus on bestsellers instead of new mixes, as well as improve marketing and the online experience.Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) experienced its own challenges in the U.S. where consumers didn’t have the same emotional connection to the brand as Canadians.Dave Bidini/Postmedia Since its debut in 1984, it has faced a series of changes and fended off criticism from activist investors who pressured the company to scale back its U.S. expansion.Like Tim Hortons, Silver said it will take DavidsTea some time to figure it out.“Tim Hortons has some momentum now in the U.S. but it took them time to get there, so that’s the lesson I take from it.”Meanwhile, former chairman Pierre Michaud told shareholders that the controlling family isn’t acting in their best interests by constantly changing its strategy that has resulted in the departure of senior executives and a big decrease in the value of their investments.Since reaching a stock price of US$27 following its public offering two years ago, DavidsTea’s shares have plunged to $5.97 in Thursday trading.“What is the future for the shareholders like us,” he said, questioning whether co-founder Herschel Segal’s actions will hurt their investments as happened to those who put money into his other company Le Chateau.Michaud, who founded home renovation retailer Reno-Depot and was chairman of grocer Provigo, said the company is not being patient with the U.S. operations because they are unprofitable.“This is where the potential is, and the people who invested in this company invested because we were going to expand in the U.S.,” he said.The Canadian Press read more

First student recital of 2018 season coming Tuesday

Brock music instructors have ruled the Music@Noon series recently. However, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, a variety of music students take centre stage.Those in attendance Tuesday will be treated to solo performances by guitar and piano students, as well as accompanied songs performed by vocal students. The program ranges from classical composers such as Mozart and Beethoven, to 20th century masters such as Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and the Canadian great, Oscar Peterson.Music@Noon is a free concert series held every Tuesday at noon during the academic year in the Cairns Recital Hall at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.For details on upcoming Music@Noon events, visit ExperienceBU. read more

Brock statement regarding arbitrators decision

Brock University issued the following statement today: On Dec. 14, Brock University received an arbitration decision from arbitrator Kevin Burkett requiring that Professor David Schimmelpenninck be permitted to return to the classroom, pursuant to the University’s collective agreement with its Faculty Association. As a result, he is scheduled to teach a non-compulsory second-year course in the Winter Term, starting in January 2019.Professor Schimmelpenninck has been absent from the classroom since March 2016, as a result of discipline following an investigation into sexual harassment, as well as for related health issues and accrued academic leave. Upon his return to campus in the summer of 2018, he was not scheduled to teach in the Fall Term of 2018. However, the decision of arbitrator Burkett has since required his course be scheduled.The University has put in place a set of conditions associated with Professor Schimmelpenninck’s return to the classroom. He agreed to these conditions and has undertaken steps to meet them, including completing coaching for respectful workplace practices.Brock University appreciates that the 2016 incident was a difficult chapter for the University community. In the past three years, Brock has taken significant steps to develop its policies, procedures and resources to more effectively address human rights issues and to better address the well-being of everyone on campus.A Human Rights Task Force of students, faculty, staff and members of the public spent a year reviewing all policies and procedures that deal with sexual harassment, sexual violence and unprofessional behaviour. Its recommendations were used to update policies, create new response structures and institute clear and transparent processes to deal with serious matters.The University has taken a number of steps to protect members of its community, including:Implementing a new Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy.Creating the new staff position of Sexual Violence Response and Education Coordinator.Providing further and ongoing training to the Brock community on how to respond appropriately to a disclosure of sexual violence.Establishing the Human Rights and Equity Office as an independent entity that reports directly to the President.Adopting an updated policy governing the use and serving of alcohol on campus.Brock continues to take steps to review its practices, and to ensure a safe environment and extensive awareness of sexual assault and harassment policies. The University continuously exercises improvements and best practices to address concerns related to sexual assault and harassment, and to ensure a safe environment for the Brock community. read more

Novagold chooses mining over power

first_imgNovaGold Resources has reached a binding agreement to sell 100% of its NovaGreenPower subsidiary for up to $40 million to AltaGas, a Calgary based energy infrastructure company. NovaGreenPower owns several development-stage run-of-river hydroelectric projects located in northwest British Columbia. “NovaGold’s strategy is to focus our financial and management resources on the advancement of our core mining projects: Donlin Creek, Galore Creek and Rock Creek,” said Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President & CEO. “The sale of NovaGreenPower is consistent with the strategy to realize the value of our non-core assets for NovaGold shareholders. We believe AltaGas has the resources and expertise to develop Forrest Kerr and the other hydroelectric projects owned by NovaGreenPower. AltaGas’ focus on rapidly advancing these projects will facilitate the timely development of power transmission infrastructure that will support future power requirements of the Galore Creek copper-gold-silver mine as well as the communities of northwest British Columbia .” The transaction is expected to close later today, with payment to NovaGold of $35 million on closing and an additional $5 million subject to completion of certain conditions by February 15, 2009. NovaGold acquired the NovaGreenPower hydroelectric assets in 2006. The carrying value to NovaGold of the assets being sold, along with transaction costs, is approximately $6 million. Canaccord Adams acted as financial advisor to NovaGold for this transaction.Like NovaGold, AltaGas is committed to community engagement and developing projects in a responsible manner that brings real benefits to local communities and First Nations groups. AltaGas is committed to upholding the First Nations Agreements in place for the Forrest Kerr project, and will continue to work with local First Nations groups as the projects progress.Recognizing the strength of NovaGold’s renewable energy team, AltaGas has retained the NovaGreenPower team, including Doug Brown, Acting President of NovaGreenPower and VP Business Development of NovaGold, and Dan Woznow, VP Operations of NovaGreenPower.NovaGold is a precious metals company engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Alaska and Western Canada. Production is scheduled for 2008 at the 100%-owned Nome Operations in Alaska, which includes the Rock Creek, Big Hurrah and Nome Gold deposits. NovaGold owns 50% of the Donlin Creek gold project in Alaska, one of the world’s largest gold deposits, with Barrick Gold (50%). The company also owns 50% of the Galore Creek copper-gold-silver project in British Columbia with Teck Cominco (50%). Also in Alaska, NovaGold is earning a 51% interest as manager of the high-grade Ambler copper-zinc-silver-gold project in partnership with Rio Tinto. NovaGold has one of the largest resource bases of any exploration or development-stage precious metals company.last_img read more

Interpreters also need their textbooks

first_imgInternational interpreting agency Language Experts has announced the publication of its first textbook dedicated to legal and court interpreters and translators in Australia. Written with the intention of being used as a standardised textbook across the country, A Training Handbook for Legal and Court Interpreters in Australia was written by educator of interpreting and translation, Mary Vasilakakos.“I consider this handbook to be a welcome contribution to the education and training of interpreters and translators to acquire professional development,” said Mr Eric Njoku, a practicing NAATI interpreter and translator.The textbook is the first in a series of books for professional development and is a concise introduction to the skills of legal reasoning. The book has been developed for readers to form a solid understanding of the fundamental and foundation professional principles, concepts, debates and current issues of the Australian legal setting and the interpreting industry as a whole. To enquire about purchasing the book and other service call 1300 738 408 or email training@languageexperts.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Des modifications ont été apportées à liPhone 4 blanc

first_imgDes modifications ont été apportées à l’iPhone 4 blancCommercialisé jeudi dernier, l’iPhone 4 blanc d’Apple présente quelques différences avec le modèle noir sorti il y a près d’un an.Finalement, l’iPhone blanc ne serait pas une copie conforme de son grand frère, la version noire du smartphone qui s’arrache en magasins. Epaisseur légèrement supérieure, caméra arrière retouchée et capteur de proximité revu ont été relevés par les nouveaux utilisateurs du smartphone, rapporte CNet. Ces petites modifications, qui sont les bienvenues, sont ainsi très certainement à l’origine du retard de dix mois de la commercialisation du smartphone d’Apple, très attendu par les technophiles férus de la marque à la pomme.Le 2 mai 2011 à 13:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

TV connectée vers une diffusion accélérée des films à la télé et

first_imgTV connectée : vers une diffusion accélérée des films à la télé et sur le web ?Afin de s’adapter à l’essor que connaît la télévision connectée à Internet, le ministère de la Culture plancherait sur une révision des règles régissant la programmation des oeuvres cinématographiques. Le délai entre la sortie d’un film au cinéma et sa diffusion à la télévision pourrait ainsi être réduit. En outre, il pourrait être demandé aux acteurs d’Internet une participation au financement des films.Commandé par le ministère de la Culture en mai dernier, un rapport sur la TV connectée doit être très prochainement remis au gouvernement par le Président de Lagardère Entertainment Takis Candilis, le président de VideoFutur Marc Tessier, l’ancien membre du Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, Philippe Levier, le directeur général de Dailymotion Martin Rogard, et le représentant du comité exécutif de SFR Jérémie Manigne.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Ce document, consulté par l’AFP, préconise de réviser “les règles de programmation et de diffusion d’oeuvres sur la télévision”. Aujourd’hui, la chronologie des médias prévoit de réserver l’exclusivité des films aux salles de cinéma pendant quatre mois, puis autorise la sortie de DVD et une diffusion sur Canal+ au bout de dix mois. Un délai de 22 mois est imposé aux chaînes partenaires, tandis que les autres canaux gratuits doivent patienter trente mois. Les services de VOD (vidéo à la demande) par abonnement attendent quant à eux 36 mois, quand la VOD gratuite ne peut disposer des films qu’après 48 mois.Afin d’offrir les “meilleures conditions possibles pour affronter la compétition internationale et mieux soutenir la création audiovisuelle française”, les auteurs du rapport estiment que les diffuseurs doivent avoir la possibilité d’exploiter les oeuvres sur tous les supports, Internet compris. Le délai entre la projection en salle et la diffusion par les chaînes de télévision et services de VOD pourrait ainsi être réduit.Mais cette révision de la chronologie des médias, si elle est mise en oeuvre, demandera un effort de la part des acteurs Internet, qu’ils soient français ou étrangers. Ils devront contribuer au financement des oeuvres en s’acquittant de la taxe Cosip, qui dote le fonds de soutien du Centre national du cinéma (CNC). Un régime de TVA “compétitif” pour les ventes de contenus en ligne est également envisagé.Le 3 décembre 2011 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Vancouver woman involved in fatal Oregon crash

first_imgA Vancouver woman was identified as the driver in a single-vehicle crash that killed her passenger this morning in the Madras, Ore., area, according to the Oregon State Police.Breanna D. Conaway, 27, of Vancouver, was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty east on state Highway 26 at about 9:30 a.m. when the vehicle drifted off of the highway near Laurel Lane, according to a press release from police. The Jeep then veered back onto the roadway, across both lanes of travel and rolled several times, police said.Conaway’s front-seat passenger, Klayton W. Gibson, 28, of Moriarty, N.M., was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the press release. He was not wearing a seat belt when the rollover occurred, police said.Conaway and her 5-year-old daughter sustained minor injuries in the crash and were transported to the St. Charles Madras medical center, according to police.Oregon State Patrol said it is investigating the incident as a case of distracted driving.last_img read more

Otto Brown Neighborhood Park with quirky naming story opens

first_imgNearly 100 people gathered for the grand opening of Otto Brown Neighborhood Park on a mild Saturday morning, the culmination of two decades of financing, planning and construction.Near the intersection of Northeast 96th Street and Northeast 162nd Avenue in the Heritage neighborhood, the 7.9-acre park cost $1.4 million and features a play structure, picnic tables, open grassy fields, a biking trail, a sport court, a wooded area and a rock feature.Locals and organizers alike expect that it will be well-used and well-loved for years to come.“This is what the Parks Advisory Board hopes for when we open a new park, so many people coming and excited about it,” Kelsey Potter, co-chair of the board, told the crowd. “Living next to a neighborhood park myself, I can tell you it’s such a great way to meet your neighbors, stay connected in your community, and just to take pride in something so close to your house.”A gaggle of kids held a ceremonial ribbon as another wielded the customary golden scissors.Then, they scattered — to the play structure, where swings, slides, and a metal climbing structure shaped like a giant bicycle frame beckoned, and to the refreshment table where slices of celebratory cake waited to be claimed.The park bears a bicycle theme, linked to its namesake. As a page on Clark County Public Works’ website states:“The park is named after Otto Alexander Brown, who was born in the Hockinson area in 1878. Brown built a bicycle almost entirely of wood and rode it to Vancouver for the city’s Fourth of July festivities. A Vancouver bicycle shop owner was so impressed that he gave Brown a new bicycle in exchange for the wood one, which he displayed in his store window for years.last_img read more

CTRAN VOTE How much rides on November bus service ballot measure

first_imgBASIC BUS SERVICEWhen: Nov. 8, 2011.What: A sales tax measure to maintain funding for basic C-Tran bus service. Failure would mean cutting existing service by about 35 percent.How much: An increase of 0.2 percent, or an extra 2 cents on every $10 purchase for consumers.HIGH-CAPACITY TRANSITWhen: August or November 2012.What: A second sales tax measure to fund operation and maintenance of light rail and bus rapid transit. Light rail is currently proposed as part of the Columbia River Crossing, a new Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.How much: An increase of 0.1 percent, or an extra 1 cent on every $10 purchase.Source: C-Tran2010: C-Tran board mulls a ballot measure for a 0.3 percent sales tax increase to pay for existing bus service, plus new high-capacity transit options.April 2011: The board formally decides to split the proposed sales tax measure into two votes.May, June: Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt exchange letters over who should vote in the second election for high-capacity transit.July: The board appoints two committees to write supporting and opposing arguments for the first sales tax vote in November.Nov. 8, 2011: Voters will decide on the first sales tax for existing bus service.August or November 2012: Voters will decide on the second sales tax for operation of high-capacity transit, including light rail and bus rapid transit.last_img read more

Bournemouth University to roll out sustainability and wellbeing scheme

first_imgBournemouth University is to roll out a sustainability and wellbeing programme to all of its 2,000 employees following a six-month pilot programme.The Jump programme, provided by Green Rewards, will be available to all employees from January 2018. The roll out across the organisation follows a pilot scheme that was open to approximately 450 employees across four different university departments.The programme, which is accessed via an online platform and app, is designed to engage employees on topics such as sustainable travel, energy saving, and employee health and wellbeing by awarding staff with points for making positive behaviour changes. For example, employees can earn points for using sustainable modes of transport to commute to work, such as walking or car sharing, reporting their recycling and using reusable bottles and cups, and by reporting exercise they have done.The Jump programme enables employees to win individual prizes, as well as compete in teams to win a £100 donation to a local charity project.The winning department at the end of the pilot period was announced at an awards ceremony on 3 July 2017. The Bournemouth University finance team, who won the accolade, decided to put the prize money towards the Bournemouth Food Bank (pictured). The donation was given on 1 August 2017.During the six-month pilot, the university’s average energy consumption fell by 14.6% across the participating departments, 26,000 sustainable miles were travelled on participants’ commutes to and from campus, and 11 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were avoided.Sharon Byrne, finance and resources team leader at Bournemouth University, said: “I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the Jump pilot. It’s been such an informative programme and I love that I can earn rewards for being more eco-friendly.”last_img read more

10 Things To Know For Monday

first_imgAP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, FileFILE – In this May 13, 2017 file photo, a screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing. Global cyber chaos is spreading Monday, May 14, as companies boot up computers at work following the weekend’s worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack. The extortion scheme has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers running Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies around the world.WHY THIS NORTH KOREA MISSILE TEST IS DIFFERENTPyongyang claims it can carry a heavy nuclear warhead and outsiders see a significant technological jump with the latest ballistic launch.WORLDWIDE ‘RANSOMWARE’ CYBERATTACK SPREADSThe malware hits thousands of more computers, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported.WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE URGING TRUMP TO DOAs the U.S. president considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, members of Congress are urging him to steer clear of appointing any politicians.US ON COLLISION COURSE WITH NATO ALLY TURKEYThe Trump administration is pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds despite potential damage to a vital partnership.WHO WILL BE HEARING LATEST TRAVEL BAN APPEALThree judges in Seattle appointed by former President Bill Clinton will hear the appeal of Hawaii’s challenge to Trump’s ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries.WHICH KIDS WILL SEXUALLY ATTACK CLASSMATESThousands of school-age offenders are treated annually for sexual aggression in the U.S., yet there is no profile of a typical attacker, AP finds.SCHOOL SEX COMPLAINTS TO FEDS RISE — AND LANGUISHThe U.S. government issued guidance on what schools must do upon receiving reports of student sexual violence in K-12 schools, but that has not led to a wave of reforms, an AP analysis finds.FRANCE’S NEW PRESIDENT WASTES NO TIMEOn his first full day in office, Emmanuel Macron is meeting in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel and possibly unveiling his choice of prime minister.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA REPEATS AS MISS USAKara McCullough, a scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, wins the crown.‘THERE ISN’T A PERSON OR PLAYER I WOULD TRADE PLACES WITH’Derek Jeter has his No. 2 retired by New York Yankees and is immortalized with a plaque in Monument Park. Sharelast_img read more

15th Ko Tao Festival 2018 to promote fun and island conservation

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The Festival of Fruits and Local Products of Ko Chang 2018Samui goes green to protect island ecosystemThailand’s DNP announces four-month rejuvenation for Ko Phi Phi’s famed Maya Bay SAWASDEE: Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img You can read full article here: https://www.tatnews.org/15th-ko-tao-festival-2018-promote-fun-island-conservation/ Picturesque Ko Tao island in Surat Thani province in the Gulf of Thailand will hold its annual ‘Ko Tao Festival’ on the weekend of 10 and 11 March, 2018. Taking place at Sairee Beach, the Ko Tao Festival 2018 is being organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Municipality of Ko Tao District, Save Koh Tao Club, Surat Thani Provincial Administration Organisation and various other public and private organisations. The festival aims to both showcase the beauty of Ko Tao island and to raise awareness of how important it is to protect this wonderful environment. Over the weekend, there will be variouslast_img read more

Futurist Glen Hiemstra to address Transas 2018 Global Conference

first_imgAbout Glen HiemstraGlen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades. NauticexpoI’m going to have the pleasure of speaking to the 2018 Global shipping conference put on the Transas company, in Vancouver, BC on March 7. Looking forward to it, and more later on the future and shipping. Here is a preview of the event in ShipInsight Journal. Recent Posts Futurist Glen Hiemstra to address Transas 2018 Global Conferencecenter_img Blog Archives © Copyright 2017 Glen Hiemstra Futurist.comlast_img read more