2019 IPL playoffs likely to have 7.30 PM start

first_imgThe timings of IPL playoffs beginning May 7 are likely to be preponed by 30 minutes to ensure matches don’t stretch past midnight, as seen in a few games this season.”We have spoken to the broadcasters and most likely, the playoffs will have a 7.30 PM start instead of 8 PM,” a BCCI official told PTI after a COA meeting here on Saturday.Games going beyond midnight has attracted criticism from fans while experts like former England captain Michael Vaughan have slammed over rate of teams in the competition.Four captains including Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli have been fined Rs 12 lakh each for maintaining a slow over rate.In the 2018 edition, the playoffs had a 7 PM start.Qualifier 1 of IPL 2019 will be played in Chennai on May 7, Eliminator and Qualifier 2 in Vizag on May 8 and 10 while the final will be held in Hyderabad on May 12.Also Read | Dhoni, Jadeja pretty sick, both are unwell: CSK coach Stephen FlemingAlso Read | Time for Hitman to join the Avengers: Hardik in awe of Rohit after MI thrash CSKAlso Seelast_img read more

Man Utd January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Red Devils lodge £25m Alexis bid Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:38 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Manchester United Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up Man Utd lodge £25m Alexis bidManchester United have lodged a £25 million bid for Alexis Sanchez as they seek to pip arch-rivals Manchester City to the Arsenal forward, reports The Guardian .Pep Guardiola is said to have a £20m offer on the table for a player who is set to be out of contract at the end of the season.Jose Mourinho has now countered that approach, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan offered to Arsenal in an effort to help sweeten the deal. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Man Utd to rival Liverpool for PulisicChristian Pulisic Borussia DortmundManchester United will rival Liverpool for Christian Pulisic if the Anfield side go in for the Borussia Dortmund teenager this summer, reports The Independent. The 19-year-old winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool to help replace Philippe Coutinho and reunite with former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp. But Man Utd see Pulisic’s value as both an on-field addition and as a marketing dream as the first truly global American football star. Thiago Silva puts Man Utd on Pastore alertJavier Pastore PSG Nantes Ligue 1 18112017Paris Saint-Germain captain has admitted that playmaker Javier Pastore wishes to leave the club this month.The comments will be of interest to Manchester United, who are still said to hold an interest in the Argentine.Read the full story on Goal!Spurs to challenge Man Utd over LucasLucas Moura PSGTottenham could make a January move for PSG winger Lucas Moura, according to Le 10 Sport.Manchester United have also been linked with the Brazil international, but while PSG are looking to sell him for a fee in the region of €40 million, Spurs will only offer loan terms.Belotti back on Red Devils’ radarBelotti Torino Serie ATorino striker Andrea Belotti is a target for Manchester United once again, reports Tuttosport.The Red Devils want competition for Romelu Lukaku and are planning long-term as Zlatan Ibrahimovic edges back towards the exits.Belotti has a €100m release clause and could be offloaded after seeing contract talks stall in Italy.Man Utd table huge offer for AsensioMarco Asensio Real MadridManchester United have approached Macro Asensio with a massive offer to lure him away from Real Madrid, claims Don Balon .Asensio is considered one of the hottest young talents at the Bernabeu, and his ability has not escaped the attention of Jose Mourinho. Reportedly a big fan, Mourinho sees Asensio as the man to revive United’s fading fortunes and close the gap with Manchester City – although Madrid are reluctant to sell.Pique warns Man Utd off UmtitiGerard Pique BarcelonaGerard Pique has warned Manchester rivals United and City that Barcelona expect Samuel Umtiti to remain at the club for “many more years”.The two Premier League heavyweights are reported to have identified the France international defender as top target during the January transfer window.Find out what the ex-Man Utd defender had to say in full right here on Goal! Pellegrini decides to stay with RomaLorenzo Pellegrini Roma SPAL Serie ARoma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini has decided he wants to stay with the Serie A side for the time being, according to  Tutto Mercato Web . Manchester United and Chelsea were both reportedly interested in bringing in the 21-year-old this month, but will now be forced to wait until at least the summer before swooping. Man Utd in talks with LucasLucas Moura Man Utd GFXManchester United are in talks with Lucas Moura’s representatives over a possible January switch to Old Trafford.The Brazilian, who will be hopeful of making the Selecao’s squad for the 2018 World Cup, has found playing time hard to come by at Parc des Princes since the summer arrivals over Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.Read the full story on Goal! PSG join Alex Sandro raceAlex Sandro JuventusChelsea and Manchester United will both be sweating after Calciomercato reported   that French giants PSG have joined in the race to sign Brazilian left back Alex Sandro.The two Premier League clubs have both been linked with the Juventus defender, but the big-spending Paris outfit have the money to make a move and are looking to sign the him in June. The Bianconeri are open to letting him go for €50 million. Juve consider Darmian bidMatteo Darmian Manchester UnitedJuventus are considering a bid for Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian in order to shore up the side at full-back, claims the  Sun . The Italians could lose Alex Sandro to Chelsea, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is also likely to leave at the end of the season. That would leave Juve short of options out wide, and out-of-favour Darmian would add valuable depth in defence.Wilson sent on loan to Sheffield UtdJames Wilson Manchester United 05062014Manchester United have confirmed that striker James Wilson is leaving the club on his third loan spell, this time at Championship side Sheffield United.Check out the full story on Goal! Man Utd ask for Evans updatesJonny Evans West BromManchester United have been asked to be kept updated on former defender Jonny Evans’ situation at West Brom, reports The Times. Manchester City have held talks over a deal for Evans, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested his club will struggle to compete with the Premier League leaders  for the centre-half.Evans, who left Old Trafford for West Brom in 2015, remains of interest for his old club, while Everton and West Ham are also watching matters.Arsenal step up Malcom interestMalcom BordeauxArsenal have stepped up their interest in Bordeaux forward Malcom as they plan for life after Alexis Sanchez, Goal understands.The Gunners are one of three Premier League clubs interested in Malcom, with Manchester United and Tottenham also plotting a January move.Goal understands Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is still a key target for Arsenal, but the Gunners are only willing to pay up to £40 million for the winger, whose asking price is now £60m.Read the full story on Goal!  ‘Insane’ bid needed to buy DendonckerLeander Dendoncker Anderlecht 2017Anderlecht will only allow reported Manchester United and West Ham target Leander Dendoncker to leave the club in January if an “insane” offer is made, according to coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck.The 22-year-old remains crucial to Vanhaezebrouck’s side and is said to have caught the eye of United, while West Ham are said to be preparing a bid.Read the full story on Goal!  Darmian demands €3m salary from Roma Matteo Darmian Manchester UnitedMatteo Darmian wants a €3 million per year net salary to join Roma, with Manchester United only willing to sanction a permanent transfer, according to Corriere dello Sport . The Serie A club see the Italian as the perfect full-back option, although are also considering a move for Atletico Madrid veteran Juanfran, should they fail in talks to sign Darmian.last_img read more

Relatives of woman girl killed in Calgary raise concerns about court delays

first_imgCALGARY – The family of a mother and daughter who were slain in Calgary is urging Ottawa to do more to clear backlogs in the courts.Scott Hamilton, a relative of Sara Baillie and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman, has sponsored a petition calling on Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to immediately fill judicial vacancies.Scott Hamilton, the uncle of Sara Baillie says the federal Justice Minister needs to do better. #yyc pic.twitter.com/nz1ExUyezz— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) April 3, 2018Joining Hamilton and others in Calgary today were Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel and Michael Cooper, who said the Trudeau government is failing victims of crime and their families.“Well isn’t that interesting.” –@MichelleRempel responds to reports the Liberals are announcing judge appointments tomorrow. She says media advisory was sent out yesterday and families shouldn’t have to go before cameras for action on this. #yyc pic.twitter.com/6CFIOvmvBH— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) April 3, 2018Baillie, who was 34, was found dead in her northwest Calgary home on July 11, 2016, and Taliyah’s body was found days later in a rural area east of the city.Edward Downey is charged with first-degree murder and is to stand trial in November — one month shy of the 30-month time limit set out by the Supreme Court.Rempel said the family of Baillie and her daughter approached her with concerns that Downey’s case risks being thrown out because it has taken so long.last_img read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, July 31, 2019 – DHX Television’s Family Channel, CBBC and Beachwood Canyon Productions (BCP) are pleased to announce that production is underway on the new tween live-action gymnastics series Springboard(formerly Up In the Air). Created by Frank van Keeken (The Next Step, Lost & Found Music Studios), the half-hour drama series is scheduled to debut on Family Channel (Canada) and CBBC (U.K.) in 2020. The 15-episode order is currently being filmed in Toronto, Ontario.“We’re delighted to announce that production on Springboard is underway,” said Joe Tedesco, Executive Vice President and General Manager, DHX Television. “Family Channel has seen tremendous success working with Frank van Keeken in the past on such shows as Wingin’ It, Lost & Found Music Studios, and of course, The Next Step. We are excited to collaborate with his team at Beachwood Canyon Productions, and with CBBC to bring this new aspirational and heartfelt intergenerational series to our audience.”  “We are thrilled to be teaming up with DHX Television and CBBC to create this inspiring gymnastic drama,” says Frank van Keeken, Creator and Executive Producer. “Our cast includes amazingly talented gymnasts and we are excited to introduce them to our young audiences and their families around the world.”Springboard follows Jenny Cortez, a talented young gymnast, who moves to a new city when her family gets the opportunity to run their own gymnastics club. With new friends and an intimidating new school, Jenny looks to persevere and become the gymnastics legend she was born to be.Springboard stars Morgan Wigle as Jenny Cortez; Tom Hulshof as Jenny’s brother, Joon Cortez; Helena Marie as Jenny’s mother, Whitney Cortez; and Shawn Alex Thompson as Jenny’s Grandfather, Gus McIlroy. The series also stars Francesca van Keeken (The Next Step), Jordan Clark (The Next Step), and newcomers Ajanae Stephenson, Natasha Zaborski, Holly Belbeck, Abby Stretch, Keira Still, Luca Assad, Osias Reid, Leonidas Castrounis, Parker Lauzon and Hailey Vynychenko.Springboard is produced by Beachwood Canyon Productions in association with DHX Television’s Family Channel and is executive produced by Frank van Keeken with his Beachwood Canyon Productions team. Andrew Barnsley (Schitt’s Creek, JANN) and Ben Murray (JANN, Working the Engels) also serve as executive producers. International distribution will be handled by DHX Media.About Family ChannelFamily Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, high-definition, multiplatform environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing opportunities for the whole family to gather and watch together, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family Channel subscribers have access to the Family Channel App, Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.About DHX Television DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming and hosts captivating live events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, America Ninja Warrior Jr. and Chip and Potato.About CBBCCBBC is the guardian of memorable stories and magical characters for UK children aged 6-12. Our enriching public service helps them make sense of the world and is a trusted beacon of excellence. We make it our mission to ensure our broad and unique genre offer; our stealth learning and storytelling expertise; our sense of fun and our inspiring role models reach as many UK kids as possible. Alongside an unparalleled number of participation opportunities for passionate fans CBBC is the home of high-quality digital products and interactive experiences.About Beachwood Canyon ProductionsBeachwood Canyon Productions (BCP) is a television production company focused on the creation of children’s television content. With over 350 half-hours of television created and executive produced by BCP, it is one of the top global creators of award-winning tween television. Shows created by BCP have won several children’s BAFTAs, CSAs and Shaw Rocket Prizes.With an attention to creating aspirational television that educates and inspires, BCP has carved out a niche as “Must See TV” for kids the world over. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook “The CBBC audience are already huge fans of Frank van Keeken’s work and love the expert blend of emotion and aspiration in his characters,” said Cheryl Taylor, Head of Content for BBC Children’s. “Springboard, with young gymnast Jenny’s engaging and enabling journey, looks set to attract an equally besotted army of fans.”last_img read more

Buffalo Point man brings democracy campaign to US embassy

first_imgAPTN National NewsA member of a Manitoba First Nation is bringing his concerns to the U.S. embassy in Ottawa.Ernie Cobiness is fasting outside the embassy to raise awareness about the ongoing election controversy in Buffalo Point.APTN’s Annette Francis has this story.last_img

Member of Lax Kwalaams First Nation in northern BC says people will

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsConservative Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh said more than 30 First Nations in northern British Columbia and Alberta will suffer by a proposed Liberal tanker ban.Waugh made the comments during a debate in the House of Commons Friday over Bill C-48, a law that would enact a moratorium on oil tankers along B.C.’s northern coast.“This ban would seriously hurt many, and I say many First Nations groups, which have stood to gain from a pipeline in the area,” Waugh said in the House.Waugh was referring specifically to a pipeline project proposal called Eagle Spirit.It would refine tar sands in Alberta and send the product along a newly built pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Grassy Point on the north coast of B.C., south of the city of Prince Rupert.John Helin, a member of Lax Kw’alaams First Nation in northern B.C., and brother of Eagle Spirit’s CEO is Calvin Helin, was in Ottawa yesterday to stress his opposition to the proposed legislation.“(The tanker ban) is imposing on us more hardship without any consultation,” he said during a press conference, also attended by Conservative MPs Shannon Stubbs and Cathy McLeod.Helin also supported the now-canceled Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. It would have created a large LNG export plant on Lelu Island, again near Prince Rupert.Bill C-48 is currently going through third reading and the Conservative MPs stressed the loss of jobs and poor economic development if it is passed.“And let’s not kid ourselves, this isn’t a tanker ban. This is to stop development in the resource sector and shipping products to the west coast, nothing more,” said Conservative MP Randy Hoback.Meanwhile, the NDP announced their support of C-48 during the debate.But NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson wondered how the Liberal government could ban tanker traffic in the north while supporting the expansion of it in the south through Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.“So we ask the government if you’re willing to put in strong measures on the north coast, why not for the south coast?” she asked.The Liberals reiterated that the Kinder Morgan project was in the national interest and it will be built.Parliamentary Secretary to the Government Leader of the House of Commons Kevin Lamoureux expressed disappointment in the NDP’s approach in terms of the national interest.“And how they’re prepared to forego that based in terms of what they perceive is just one position of the environment has to be taken into consideration,” he said.“The true national interest would be for the Liberal government to have kept it’s election promises to redo the Kinder Morgan review,” Malcolmson replied. “But most importantly to truly reconcile with Indigenous people. If you’re going to sign off on UNDRIP, then you cannot ram a pipeline through. And it’s in the national interest to protect the environment and that’s what we’re doing.”tlamirande@aptn.ca@ToddLamirandelast_img read more

City of Fort St John holds inaugural council meeting

first_imgGrimsrud and Zabinsky during the Councillors’ oath of offcie. Photos by Scott BrooksFollowing the oath of office, Mayor Lori Ackerman made an emotional speech saying that she looks forward to working with the new council.“I want to congratulate those who were elected to represent the city of Fort St. John. I look forward to working with you over the next four years and I appreciate your dedication to council”, said Ackerman.Outgoing councillors Larry Evans and Bruce Christensen were presented with gifts in honour of their service to council.Former Councillors Christensen and Evans surrounded by council as they were presented with parting gifts on behalf of the city. Photo by Scott BrooksThe next city council meeting is on Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John held the first inaugural council meeting of the new term at City Hall on Monday night.The Honourable Brian Daley, Provincial Court Judge, was on hand to conduct the Mayor and Councillors’ Oath of Office.Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky were the new councillors among the six to be sworn in at the meeting.last_img read more

Gemini Man most demanding film of my career Will Smith

first_imgLos Angeles: Will Smith, who will be fighting his younger self in Oscar-winner Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, recently said the “emotional and physical challenges” of making the film have been the most demanding of his career. It is for the first time that Smith, known for his action-comedy roles in Hollywood has teamed up with Lee, one of the most genre-bending directors in the modern era. Billed as an innovative action-thriller, the Paramount Pictures film will see Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe trailer of the film, which dropped on Tuesday, shows jaw-dropping action scenes peppered with suspense and a de-aged Smith. The filmmaker and actor of Hollywood, Smith, who aged in reverse with the help of digital technology to play his 23-year-old version, called Lee’s direction “cinematic wizardry”. “Ang is pushing the limits to give people an experience in the movie theatre that you can’t get anywhere else. This is not only an action film, but an exploration of what one’s younger self can ultimately teach one’s older self. I’m 50-years-old now, and the irony of becoming 23-year-old Junior in this film is that 23-year-old me wouldn’t have been ready for this experience or to take on this role,” he said.last_img read more

Tidal Permits Issued to Jupiter Hydro

The Department of Energy and Mines has issued two marine renewable energy permits to Jupiter Hydro for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy. “Nova Scotia continues to be a leader in the development of clean, renewable tidal energy,” said Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette. “Having another company test their technology in the Bay of Fundy shows that this early-stage industry continues to grow and create green jobs in our rural communities.” The first permit allows the company to test a one-megawatt prototype that is not connected to the electricity grid. The second permit is for up to two megawatts. This five-year permit is renewable if the company meets performance standards, environmental requirements and community engagement conditions. The project is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits and authorizations. Mr. Mombourquette also authorized a power purchase agreement that allows the company to sell the electricity it generates to Nova Scotia Power for 50 cents per kilowatt hour. The project will be located near the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy in the Minas Passage and will use existing electricity grid connections. The permit is available at https://energy.novascotia.ca/renewables/marine-renewable-energy/permits read more

Ski Cape Smokey to Become a YearRound Recreation Destination

The new owners of Ski Cape Smokey plan to transform the ski hill in Ingonish Beach, Victoria Co., into a year-round recreation and tourism destination. The province sold the property to a private-sector group, Cape Smokey Holding Ltd., for $370,000. “We are pleased to have a private owner who understands its importance and wants to make this spectacular natural setting a four-season destination for the local community and visitors,” said Business Minister Geoff MacLellan. The property includes almost 162 hectares (400 acres) of land, a lodge and a chairlift. The lodge needs significant updating, while the chairlift is no longer safe and needs to be replaced. The group says it will update the ski hill and plans to expand seasonal use to allow for year-round recreational activities, such as a signature tree walk. Under the terms of the sale, once the construction and developments are completed designated areas of the property will be accessible to the public for recreational use, such as hiking and snowmobiling. About 20 per cent of the property can be subdivided for residential development. “We are excited to begin work on this development,” said Joseph Balaz, president of Cape Smokey Holding Ltd. “With the support and assistance of the Cape Breton Partnership, we engaged with the local municipal government and the Mi’kmaw First Nation communities. Together we see a lot of opportunity for the future of Cape Smokey.” Until the recent sale, the property had been leased to the Ski Cape Smokey Society, a volunteer community group, under a 25-year agreement with the province which was due to expire in 2020. “This sale ensures the future of the facility and will enable significant economic growth within our communities,” said Larry Dauphinee, chair of the society. “For the last ten years, the facility has been operated by volunteers with the goal of privatization. We would like to thank the many volunteers and the province for helping us keep Smokey operational for the local communities.” As part of the lease agreement with the society, the Department of Business has been responsible for paying the power bills for the lodge building, about $20,000 a year, and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has provided basic maintenance services to the lodge. read more

Government Supports Hants County Exhibition Facility Upgrades

The province is investing $50,000 in facility upgrades ahead of the annual Hants County Exhibition. The one-time funding to the Windsor Agricultural Society will be used to replace two sprinkler systems in the Industrial Building on the exhibition grounds. “The Hants County Exhibition is a long-standing tradition in the community, supports local jobs and attracts visitors to the region and Nova Scotia,” said Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on behalf of Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “This investment will ensure full use of the main building during this important event.” The building is the main admission gate for the exhibition and includes booths for non-profit groups, vendors and displays, including 4-H projects. “This funding is very important to the continued growth and improvement of the oldest agriculture fair in North America. It shows our government’s continued support of local agriculture and its importance to the Nova Scotia economy,” said Ryan Knowles, president of the Windsor Agricultural Society. The Hants County Exhibition is recognized as the oldest agricultural fair in North America with the 254th Exhibition taking place this September in Windsor. Through the Culture Action Plan, the province is making important investments in projects that support communities. To learn more, visit: https://novascotia.ca/culture/ read more

Film Productions Announced

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced three newly approved productions through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Oct. 1. Documentary TV series, Hope for Wildlife Season 10, produced by Hope for Wildlife 10 Productions Inc. (Arcadia Entertainment), has been approved for a funding commitment of $520,624 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $1,626,950. Documentary TV series, Le Sens Du Punch II, produced by 3313268 Nova Scotia Limited (Connections Productions) has been approved for a funding commitment of $153,609 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $558,578. Documentary TV Series, The Alaska Triangle, produced by Ignite TV Inc. (Ocean Entertainment Limited), has been approved for a funding commitment of $267,795 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $973,800. More details about productions approved for incentives through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund are available on the NSBI website at http://www.nsbi.ca/filmfunding . the fund applies to eligible costs such as labour, goods or services purchased from a Nova Scotia-based supplier when an application is approved, NSBI issues an incentive agreement which can be used for the financing process when the production is approved for a funding commitment, the funds are placed in reserve when the production is complete the applicant submits a final claim to NSBI for processing and disbursement all applications and claims are processed and approved by NSBI Additional Resources: For more about the application process, eligible costs and guidelines, go to http://www.nsbi.ca . Quick facts: -30- read more

Amendments Support Tidal Energy Industry

Quick Facts: there are currently four licence holders at the FORCE test site in the Minas Passage the department has also approved three demonstration permits renewable energy use in Nova Scotia has more than tripled over the past 10 years Government is recognizing the challenges that an emerging clean technology like tidal energy faces to reach commercialization. The amendments establish the predictability and certainty tidal developers need to build on previous investments, attract additional support, and ensure projects advance successfully. Elisa Obermann, executive director, Marine Renewables Canada Government is making changes to the Marine Renewable-energy Act to ensure Nova Scotia remains at the leading edge of developing tidal technologies and greening our electricity grid. As a result, government will issue new power purchase agreements to existing feed-in-tariff holders. Developers will continue to have the ability to sell electricity to the utility for up to 15 years, once their projects are operational. The original agreements were signed in 2014-2015. These amendments give developers time to make the most of their investments and build on their progress to date. “We remain committed to greening the electricity grid as part of our climate change action and tidal energy is a huge opportunity for us,” said Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette. “Tidal developers have invested significantly here and we’re seeing progress, but it can take decades for a new industry to develop. We are excited about the future of tidal.” The amendments also include minor administrative changes in the act. Nova Scotia remains on track to meet or exceed the legislated target of having 40 per cent of electricity generated by renewable sources by 2020. Additional Resources: FORCE: https://fundyforce.ca/ Quotes: This is very welcome news for the tidal energy sector in Nova Scotia. A supportive and stable market environment is required to attract the investment required to transition from research and development, into an industry that can deliver commercially viable, abundant and predictable clean energy. This will enable us to continue our staged approach to delivering our project at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy, which builds on our successful demonstration at Grand Passage. Jason Hayman, managing director, Sustainable Marine Energy -30- read more

Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters

Shanghai: Denis Shapovalov defeated Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-2 at the Shanghai Masters on Monday, setting up a second-round encounter with defending champion Novak Djokovic. The first game of the match stretched to 15 minutes before Tiafoe held serve, but Shapovalov eventually took control with a break in the first set and two more in the second. “The start of the match was really important and I was trying to step up from the first game,” Shapovalov said. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “I think the first game helped me find a rhythm on his serve.” The 36th-ranked Shapovalov played the top-ranked Djokovic on two previous occasions, with both matches taking place this year. He took Djokovic to four sets in the third round of the Australian Open, but only won four games in the second round at the Rome Masters. “He’s beaten me twice so there’s not much for me to lose, so I’ll just go out there and enjoy myself,” Shapovalov said. “I’ll go out there and give it all I have. Also Read – Mayank plays fearlessly like his idol Virender Sehwag: VVS Laxman “It’s going to be a tough one, but I have a great game and I think I have a chance to beat him.” A Canadian citizen, Shapovalov was born in Israel and is currently a resident of the Bahamas. He said he hasn’t been back home since Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands in August. “Obviously it’s terrible what has happened to the Bahamas,” he said, adding his home didn’t sustain much damage. “I’m going to try to see what I can do to give back.” Fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil upset 14th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 7-6 (2), 6-2 in another first-round match. The 10th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy faced little resistance from American Sam Querrey in a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Andy Murray, playing on a wildcard, faces Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero in Monday’s first night match. read more


Riverdale ~ The CW Login/Register With: Cheers to senior year. #Riverdale returns Wednesday, October 9. Stream free next day only on The CW App! pic.twitter.com/kBT9qe8ZKf— Riverdale (@CW_Riverdale) September 11, 2019Where the hell is Jughead?!That seems the be the question on everyone’s mind in the new trailer for “Riverdale”. The highly anticipated video is packed with never-before-seen footage from The CW drama’s upcoming fourth season, which premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook The teaser kicks off with FP Jones leading a town-wide search party into Fox Forest. Armed with flashlights and panic-filled faces, Betty, Veronica, Archie and many others call out for Jughead to emerge from the darkness.“Isn’t it crazy?” Veronica says in the trailer’s next scene, which clearly takes place before Jughead goes missing. “In just nine months, life as we know it will be over.”. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement read more


Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook The new 260,000 square foot film studio is the first of its kind in Canada featuring six sound stages production offices and in-house set design area, capable of supporting large-scale television and film productions.“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be opening the doors to CBS Stages Canada right here in Mississauga. As the second busiest filming location in the province, Mississauga is quickly becoming known as ‘Studio City North.’ This new facility will not only bring hundreds of highly-skilled jobs to our city but will put us on the international map for film and television. I’m proud that our City’s efforts over the past year to land this major investment in Mississauga have finally paid off,” said Mayor Crombie.RELATED: CBS TO OPEN FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION HUB IN MISSISSAUGA, ONT.The Mississauga site will support CBS’s expanding slate of productions, while helping to meet the growing demand for studio space in the GTA, with several shows including In the Dark, set to film at the facility.“We’ve been producing premium programming in the province since 2002 and we came to the realization that we not only needed additional production space, but that Mississauga, with its strong production infrastructure and long history of crafts expertise was the perfect location for our international expansion,” said David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios.“CBS is a global company that has had a storied history and broad footprint throughout Canada, both as a producer and distributor,” added Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group. “With the addition of the new studio space we will be able to diversify and expand in ways that were not previously possible.”By early next year, Mississauga will be home to 5 film studios totalling over 700,000 square feet of studio space, with White’s Studios also set to open their first production facility in Ontario in early 2020.In addition to new studio space, Mississauga’s Film Office continues to experience exponential growth, with filming activity and revenue generated from the industry growing by 25 percent over the last two years.“Today’s grand opening is proof that our strategy to grow our Mississauga’s creative industries is working. We are a place where companies choose to grow, invest and where arts, culture and heritage thrives. I’d like to thank our City’s Planning and Economic Development Office for helping CBS quickly secure the approvals needed in order to make today’s announcement possible. I also want to thank CBS Television Studios for choosing to do business in Mississauga and for the positive impact this investment will have on our local economy,” added Mayor Crombie.By MPA (Motion Picture Association)From left: David Stapf, Sonequa Martin-Green, Perry Mattfeld and Armando Nunez (Photo by George Pimentel)CBS LAUNCHES BRANDED STAGES CANADA STUDIO IN TORONTO“We’re here and we’re here for good,” CBS Television Studios head David Stapf told The Hollywood Reporter about $200 million in annual production expected on six branded soundstages.CBS Television Studios on Thursday unveiled CBS Stages Canada as the first Hollywood studio-branded facility in Canada, with six soundstages over 260,000 square feet of space.David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, told The Hollywood Reporter that his company has long produced originals in Toronto and established deep creative and production ties locally. “But we didn’t have a place to call home. That’s what we really wanted. So branding it ‘CBS’ was important in telling the community we’re here, and we’re here for good. And we are your partners and good partners,” he explained. READ MORE NEW CBS CANADA PRODUCTION FACILITY ADDS SIX SOUND STAGES, TV & FILM SERVICES TO TORONTO AREACBS Corp has opened CBS Stages Canada near Toronto, a multi-use production facility that includes six soundstages, production offices, support facilities, and auxiliary services for large-scale television and film production.CBS says the new facility marks the first “branded production entity” opened in Canada by a major US media company. The opening comes a year after CBS Corporation announced plans to establish a 260,000 square-foot space located in the city of Mississauga, 18 miles from downtown Toronto.“CBS is a global company that has had a storied history and broad footprint throughout the provinces, both as a producer and distributor,” said Armando Nuñez, president and chief executive officer, CBS Global Distribution Group. “With the addition of the new studio space, we will be able to diversify and expand in ways that were not previously possible.” READ MORECBS JUST OPENED A MASSIVE NEW FILM AND TV PRODUCTION CENTRE IN MISSISSAUGAOne of America’s top media companies just launched a 260,000-square-foot production centre right outside of Toronto in the City of Mississauga.CBS Stages Canada, as the state-of-the-art production facility has been named, makes CBS the first-ever major U.S. networks to open a branded production entity in Canada.It’s a big deal, even if only in terms of money.By the estimates of CBS, the 12-acre facility will bring some $200 million annually into the GTA economy by way of spending on local production and labour services. READ MORE MAYOR CROMBIE OFFICIALLY WELCOMES CBS STAGES CANADA TO STUDIO CITY NORTHMISSISSAUGA –Mayor Crombie joined Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, senior executives from CBS and Toronto-based producers and film crews today to open the doors to CBS Stages Canada in Mississauga. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Congrats to MPA member @CBS on the official opening of “CBS Stages Canada”! The 260,000 sq ft state-of-the art production facility in #Mississauga #Ontario will create hundreds of high-skilled jobs for local creators, technical artists and talent. 🎬🎉 #CBSSTAGESCANADA pic.twitter.com/pZ8rclcFRC— Motion Picture Association – Canada (@MPACanada) September 26, 2019 Login/Register With: Twitter read more

WiFi Alliance officially announces WiFi 6 certification

Wi-Fi Alliance, a group formed by numerous tech companies overseeing Wi-Fi’s standardization, has launched the Wi-Fi Certified 6 certification program, meaning manufacturers that meet its criterias get to put an important badge on their products’ packaging. Wi-Fi 6, officially named as the 802.11ax standard by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is the next chapter in wireless local area networks. Compared to Wi-Fi 5 (known as the IEEE 802.11ac standard), Wi-Fi 6 has made specific amendments to extend its range, provide higher bandwidth, improve energy use, and massively increase access. Its features can be scaled for home use or congested areas like concerts and sporting events. Although it shares many similarities to 5G, Wi-Fi 6 is strictly geared towards local area networks. In other words, 5G addresses the entire communication stack, whereas Wi-Fi only applies to the connection between the users and local access points like routers. The new Wi-Fi Alliance certification, launched on Monday, guarantees that compliant devices meet the full IEEE 801.11ax standard out of the box. Devices without the certification may require firmware updates in order to adhere to the finalized version. Prior to the certification, Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices were based on a draft of the IEEE 802.11ax specification. Although the IEEE expects to release the official 802.11ax specification by the year’s end, its development has essentially concluded in late 2018. As such, vendors including Qualcomm, Intel, and Broadcomm have been releasing pre-standard Wi-Fi 6 devices for nearly a year. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the first smartphone to earn the new certification. This section is powered by IT World Canada. ITWC covers the enterprise IT spectrum, providing news and information for IT professionals aiming to succeed in the Canadian market. read more

The Elders Call For End to Gulf Brinkmanship Urge Iran to Continue

The Elders today called on all states to refrain from any actions or rhetoric that could further inflame tensions in the Gulf region and the wider Middle East.They specifically called on all concerned to encourage Iran to continue to abide by its commitments under the nuclear deal reached with the international community in 2015.They noted there is a strong, shared global interest in nuclear non-proliferation across the Middle East, and in maintaining safe and peaceful conditions in the strategically vital Strait of Hormuz.Upholding the Iranian nuclear deal is an integral part of securing these common interests. Recent moves by the US Administration to tighten economic sanctions and restrict Iran’s ability to sell oil to third parties does nothing to promote stability, and risks emboldening opponents of any form of cooperation or reconciliation.Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders and former President of Ireland, said:“The JCPOA was a genuine triumph of multilateral diplomacy which should be used as a building block for further diplomacy with Iran and for non-proliferation efforts elsewhere, not dismantled in favour of unilateral agendas. President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif have shown commendable fortitude thus far. Iran must stay the course now at this critical moment.”The Elders also condemned the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Strait as a dangerous and reckless provocation and looked to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to launch an independent investigation to determine who is responsible.They reaffirmed their strong support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and applauded the fact that Iran has to date stuck by its commitments despite the unilateral decision of US President Donald Trump in 2017 to withdraw from the agreement.This respect for the agreement, despite the US withdrawal, has ensured the JCPOA’s other signatories – China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union –are united in their desire both to preserve the deal and to use diplomacy to address their other differences with Iran, for instance over ballistic missiles and regional conflicts. Breaching the deal could fracture this hard-won consensus.Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former UN Secretary-General, said:“I am deeply concerned by the current tensions in the Gulf. They highlight the dangers posed by the lack of an effective Middle East security framework, and the folly of the US decision to withdraw from the JCPOA. This rash move not only weakens regional stability, but also sends the wrong signal to ongoing negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear issues.”The Elders called on all parties to the JCPOA, and the United States, to resume dialogue on the longer- and broader-term prospects for Iran’s security relations with the region, beyond the “sunset provisions” of the nuclear deal, as well as its reintegration into the international economic system.They welcomed the recent statements by President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo that the US does not want a war with Iran, and encouraged leaders and policymakers in Washington and Tehran to approach the issue in a spirit of good faith and mutual respect.The current tensions in the Gulf, the wars in Yemen and Syria, the lack of progress towards a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian problem, and the malign roles of foreign-backed militias and proxy forces acting with impunity in much of the Middle East all highlight the need for a comprehensive peace and security framework that goes beyond the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme.Lakhdar Brahimi, Elder and former UN diplomat, added:“True and lasting peace in the Middle East will prove elusive as long as the core issue of the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people is not addressed properly, and any country in the region is treated unfairly. Responsible leadership is needed in the region and from all parties interacting with the region; Iran and its neighbours must all act wisely and refrain from provocations. The US must learn from past failures and foreswear any talk of ‘regime change’, and Europe must stand by its own commitments under the JCPOA. The world cannot afford another reckless confrontation in the Middle East.” read more

Wish Kid Meets Seth MacFarlane

It was more than chance for Chance Yon, who spent a magical afternoon with Seth MacFarlane, touring the studios of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Orville.Seth MacFarlane and Chance YonCredit/Copyright: Tam Lai/Kids Wish NetworkHe received his comically colorful wish through Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses. Chance suffers from cerebral palsy, ROHHAD, neurological issues and visual impairment.Kids Wish Network flew Chance and his family to Los Angeles to experience his favorite sitcom Family Guy. When Chance arrived at The Orville’s studio, he was greeted by balloons, welcome signs and show creator Seth MacFarlane. Everything was personalized, from his favorite color to his favorite meal that he enjoyed as MacFarlane drew and signed sketches of Chance’s most adored characters. He also performed voices, and made calls to fellow actors Seth Green (Chris Griffin) and Mila Kunis (Meg Griffin) to chat with their honorary Family member. “I cried when he first met Mr. MacFarlane,” said Chance’s mom. “I was overwhelmed with the way he spoke with him, like they were old friends.” Chance showed his appreciation giving MacFarlane a painting that he made for him, and a custom Family Guy shirt from Kids Wish Network, matching the one he was wearing.At the Family Guy&American Dad! studio, Chance spent time with writers, animators and his favorite Family Guy director John Holmquist. “Everyone was amazing with Chance and treated him like he was a part of their family,” said his mom. “They thanked me for sharing Chance with them.” He got to preview a future episode, digitally color a scene, and animators transformed him into his own character to create extraordinary mementos. MacFarlane gave him a framed and signed picture of Chance watching TV with Family Guy’s family, and gifted a custom video of Family Guy, produced with audio that Chance and his mom voiced in the recording studio. He also received lots of memorabilia from Family Guy, American Dad! and The Orville. He took home so many souvenirs and memories, with one taking him to new heights. After learning that Chance’s flight to California was his first and not very comfortable, MacFarlane surprised Chance by chauffeuring him home on his private jet. His mom said, “As we were packing, Tambra (Kids Wish Network coordinator) knocked on our door and gave us unbelievable news that Mr. MacFarlane wanted to fly us home! There were so many moments that I had to choke back tears.” Chance jokingly said he’s no longer flying commercial.During the wish, they enjoyed stylish accommodations at the iconic Andaz West Hollywood.Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai said, “Mr. MacFarlane, I’m grateful for your abounding kindness. Chance’s sweetness was so endearing to us, and we’re so happy that he touched your heart as well.”Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides for trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and refer a child now. read more

Girl Gets Magical Wish Granted To Meet Harry Potter Stars

“I expected nerd heaven, and it was!” said Madelyn Richards describing her wish at Keystone Comic Con.Madelyn at Keystone Comic Con with the Weasley TrioIt was a special thrill for a girl whose bedroom has its own Harry Potter shrine displaying a large collection of memorabilia. Madelyn struggles with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disease that weakens her body’s connective tissues. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, made her dream come true, sending her to Keystone Comic Con with VIP access for the 3-day event to meet some of her favorite actors from Harry Potter’s Weasley family.Kids Wish Network flew Madelyn and her dad to Philadelphia for their colorful pop culture adventure. Keystone Comic Con featured celebrities, photo opps, panels, professional artists, cosplayers, and an array of booths selling special merchandise. Madelyn was thrilled meeting Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and actors James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). Her treasured time with cast members also included autographs and photos together. “Bonnie even came out from behind her table to spend time talking with Madelyn,” said her dad Justin. Attending the panels was also exciting – especially since she had front row center seats for the Harry Potter Reunion: The Weasleys, and was up front during the Tom Holland Spotlight. “My favorite part was spending time with Bonnie Wright and James and Oliver Phelps,” said Madelyn. “They all hugged me, and I tried not to cry. The Phelps twins said that Bonnie and I look like we could be related. That was the biggest compliment of my life.”“She was ecstatic throughout her wish and was smiling the entire weekend,” said her dad.Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai said, “We’re thankful to everyone at Keystone Comic Con, Bonnie Wright and James and Oliver Phelps for making Madelyn’s wish as magical as her favorite Harry Potter movies.”During Madelyn’s own fantastical adventure, she and her dad also enjoyed swanky accommodations at Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square and dinner at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse.Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides for trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. read more