Marin Cilic beats Fernando Verdasco in 5 sets to reach Australian Open last 16

first_imgMarin Cilic overcame a pair of match points – including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco – and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open’s third round.The No. 6-seeded Cilic, last year’s runner-up at Melbourne Park and the 2014 U.S. Open champion, saved a match point at 7-6 in the fourth-set tiebreaker with a service winner, then watched as Verdasco gave away another chance to win at 8-7 by failing to put a serve in play. Cilic then grabbed a 3-0 lead in the fifth set and held on to complete the comeback.It’s the seventh time in Cilic’s career that he has won a match after dropping the opening two sets. He also did it in the third round of the previous Grand Slam tournament – against Alex de Minaur at the U.S. Open in September.It was well worth staying up for @cilic_marin #AusOpen #SleepIsForTheWeak (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019What victory means after four hours and eighteen minutes!@cilic_marin #AusOpen #AOFiredUp (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019Cilic now faces No. 22 Roberto Bautista-Agut, who eliminated No. 10 Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.Comeback levelTwo sets to love and match point down, @cilic_marin survives Fernando Verdasco 4-6 3-6 6-1 7-6(8) 6-3 to reach the 4R for the 6th time.#AusOpen #GameSetMatch (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019last_img read more

New Grant Helps Vulnerable Indigenous Women in Cape Breton

first_imgThe Jane Paul Mi’kmaq Women’s Resource Centre in Sydney will be able to help more vulnerable indigenous women in their communities, with the help of a $40,000 provincial grant. Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, made the announcement today, Feb. 28. The one-time grant will help the centre strengthen outreach work, expand community engagement and develop a client navigation and support model. “When we help vulnerable women in our communities access supportive programming, we are setting them on a path toward positive change in their lives,” said Ms. Bernard. “With this grant, we are also honouring Jane Paul, the young woman for whom the centre is named, who lost her life tragically last spring. “By remembering her, we will help serve indigenous women after her with the help they need.” The Jane Paul Centre is a project of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association. It helps vulnerable women in the community with needed supports such as pre-employment programs and a clothing bank. “As president of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, I have been spending time with the young women accessing the centre, and I have seen true growth, not just from a health and safety perspective, but also changes in our young women’s sense of possibility, confidence and healing,” said Cheryl Maloney. “The centre is a safe place to grow and heal and find your direction. We welcome this important support.”last_img read more

Sting To Be Honored By Third Street Music School Settlement

first_imgThird Street Music School Settlement, the nation’s longest running community school is pleased to announce this year’s Spring Gala, “Legends & Leaders” will honor Sting, Grammy Award winning musician and renowned philanthropist and Brenda Harris, Third Street Preschool teacher of 22 years.The gala, being held on May 16, pays tribute to honorees for their philanthropic contributions and leadership in supporting the arts and music education.A long time supporter of music education and an activist for creative arts, Sting will receive Third Street’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts, joining a roster of previous honorees that includes Yoko Ono, Harold Prince, Philip Glass, and Audra McDonald. The gala raises funds to support Third Street’s work in changing lives through music and arts will be hosted by Pat Kiernan, News Anchor of NY1.“I applaud Third Street Music School Settlement’s commitment to arts and culture and am honored to be celebrating with such a historic and essential organization,” said Gala Honoree Sting.“Third Street is proud to celebrate our 121st anniversary with two incredible honorees this year — Sting and Brenda Harris. We are delighted to acknowledge them for their long legacy of advocating and building musicianship and artistic creativity in their communities and beyond.” said Third Street Music School Settlement’s Anna-Maria Kellen Executive Director, Valerie G. Lewis. “The funds raised from the gala are crucial in ensuring that Third Street furthers our commitment in providing access and quality arts and music education for all those who seek its enrichment.”The Gala Co-chairs are Margaret Crotty and Rory Riggs, Carina Liebeknecht and Andrew Dietderich, Melanie and Neal McKnight, Katie and Matt Sperling. Anniversary Co-chairs include Lisa and Brian Byala, Annabelle Garrett, Jeannie Park and Larry Hackett. Honorary Co-chairs comprise of Barbara E. Field, Philip Glass and Harold Prince.Taking place at Capitale (130 Bowery in Lower Manhattan), the evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and an awards program at 7:00pm. This event will bring together hundreds of luminaries from the worlds of arts, culture, education, media, business, finance and philanthropy for a night of celebration and giving back. Support through attendance, live and silent auction participation and donations will help raise funds that will go towards scholarships and financial aid services for our students at Third Street.In attendance will be representatives from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Clarfeld Financial Services, Ernst & Young, Steinway & Sons, Putney, Twombly Hall & Hirson LLP, TD Bank and Westerman Construction Co., Inc. The official media sponsor of the gala is NY1.Tickets to the event start at $500 per person and $5,000 per table. For more information about the Third Street Music School Spring Gala, please contact Katherine Nemeth at 212-777-3240 ext. 26 or email For updates, please visit in 1894, Third Street Music School Settlement is that nation’s longest running community music school with its roots tied to the late 19th century settlement house movement. Instrumental in establishing community arts education in the United States, Third Street has been changing lives and its community by providing access and high-quality music and arts instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of artistic experience or economic circumstances. Today, Third Street serves over 5,000 students annually, helping them thrive in school and in life by promoting healthy personal and academic development, opening avenues to further study, sparking professional careers in the arts and instilling a lifelong love of learning.Located on East 11th Street in the heart of the East Village, Third Street offers early childhood classes, a unique music-centered preschool, after-school and Saturday programs for children and teens, as well as daytime and evening programs for adults. It also provides in-school arts education through more than 27 school and community partnerships across the city, as well as a year-round schedule of more than 250 public performances. Third Street alumni, many who are professional artists, include violist Masumi Per Rostad of the acclaimed Pacifica String Quartet; 1920’s hit-maker Irving Caesar 9Tea for Two, Bobby Lopez, co-writer of the hit Broadway musical Avenue Q and Academy Award-winning writer of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen; Ingrid Michaelson, pop singer/songwriter with hits on the Top 40 charts; and Jessie Montgomery, recipient of the Sphinx Award.last_img read more

112yearold tugboat spilling diesel fuel in BC

first_imgAPTN National NewsA 112-year-old tugboat that sank near the Squamish channel in B.C. is now spilling close 1,500 liters of diesel fuel.There are concerns, that this could affect valuable herring populations and their spawning grounds.APTN’s Tina House has more on this story.last_img

City of Vancouver one step closer to allowing liquor sales in grocery

first_imgVANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver is moving to allow the sale of liquor in grocery stores.Councillors voted Tuesday to approve zoning bylaw amendments that will permit grocery stores to sell liquor.The city says in a news release that qualified grocery outlets will be allowed to sell liquor in a store-within-a-store model, requiring a separate area and cashier for liquor sales.Approval of the bylaw amendments is the next step to implementing Vancouver’s liquor policy recommendations, which were passed by council almost a year ago.Specific policies will be presented to council next month and the city says, if approved, grocery stores wishing to sell liquor could apply for a permit by May 14.Kaye Krishna, Vancouver’s general manager of development, buildings and licensing, says the proposed changes follow extensive consultations about upgrades to the city’s liquor policies.“These amendments not only balance the public’s request, but also bring our liquor bylaws in line with provincial regulations,” says Krishna.last_img read more

PM Modi advised us to choose content with message of inclusive India

first_imgMumbai, Mar 12 (PTI) PM Narendra Modi told young members of the film industry that they should choose content propagating the idea of “inclusive India and unity” when he met them earlier this year, says actor Ranveer Singh. Ranveer had met the Prime Minister, along with Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and others, in January this year. “I met the Prime Minister recently, we had a very pleasant meeting. We apprised him what we as young members of the film fraternity are doing. “He had something to say to us, which was, that if possible, we should choose content that has in it a message of inclusive India and unity,” Ranveer told reporters. The actor was speaking at the announcement of 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards on Monday. Ranveer said his upcoming “83”, which chronicles India’s first cricket world cup victory, is a film which will make the country proud. “I was very happy to report to him that my next film ’83’ is one such film where it’s truly team India. You have gentlemen from all across the country coming together to make the nation proud. It’s also an extraordinary underdog story that I’m very happy and proud to be a part of.” The actor said his purpose in life is to entertain people and he will do his best towards that goal. “I believe my calling in life is to be an entertainer. So the best thing I can do is to fulfil what I believe is my purpose in life, that is to do my best to entertain people. When it comes to being a responsible citizen, I think I am,” Ranveer said.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Deep Hollow Overpass, Greenwich Overpass Bridge rehabilitation is now taking place on the Deep Hollow Overpass and the Greenwich Overpass on Highway 101, between Exits 10 and 11A, from sunrise to sunset. A traffic light will be in place on the bridge during the day. However, the highway will be closed for night work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Thursday, Oct. 10. A detour on Trunk 1 will be provided. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Bolivar Road, Upper LaHave Bolivar Road, Upper LaHave, from Leary Fraser Road to Trunk 3, has alternating lane closures for gravelling until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Hurlburt Falls Bridge, Tusket Falls Hurlburt Falls Bridge, Tusket Falls, on Lake Vaughan Road is closed until the bridge is replaced later this year. Detour is in place. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: East River Bridge, Trunk 3 East River Bridge, Trunk 3, East River, about 150 metres west of Route 329, has alternating lane closures for bridge work until Thursday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 (Westbound Lanes) Highway 104, westbound lanes near Westville, from Exit 21 to Exit 20, are reduced to one lane in various locations for bridge rehabilitation and repaving until Monday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Haines Road Alternative lane closures are planned to allow for resurfacing and upgrading of Haines Road from Route 325 to Upper Branch Road, a distance of about five kilometres. Expect stop and go traffic. The work is expected to be completed Sept. 30. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Dominique Road Expect alternating lane closures from Trunk 3 to Route 334 to allow for asphalt patching, repaving and shoulder graveling. The work encompasses a two kilometre stretch of Dominique Road. The work is expected to be completed by Sept. 6. Traffic control people and signs will be on site. Expect some delays. LUNENBURG COUNTY: New Harbour Road New Harbour Road, New Harbour, from Route 329 to the end of the pavement, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Sept. 14. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Mill Cove Shore Road, Mill Cove Mill Cove Shore Road, Mill Cove, Route 329, has alternating lane closures for gravelling until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 There will be alternating one lane closures along Trunk 16 between the intersection of Queen and Church Streets, in the Village of Guysborough, north to Route 344 to allow for ditching, widening, cold planing and asphalt patching and repaving. The work continues until Oct. 15. Traffic control people, with the use of an occasional pilot vehicle, will be in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Maders Cove Road Maders Cove Road, Maders Cove, from Trunk 3 to the end of the pavement, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Sept. 14. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Dartmouth, Victoria Road Bridge, Victoria Road Bridge rehabilitation work is being done to the Victoria Road Bridge, Victoria Road, until Saturday, Sept. 14. The majority of work will take place after 6 p.m., from Monday to Friday and on weekends. Weekday work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Lantz There will be work on the Lantz Connector between Highway 102 and Trunk 2 (Shaw Drive) and the Nine Mile Bridge on Highway 102 north of Exit 8. The scope of the project includes building a detour bridge for the replacement of the Nine Mile Bridge, building up the highway for an additional exit with four ramps, roundabouts, Highway 102 widening for one kilometre of both north and southbound lanes and the connector road from Highway 102 to Trunk 2. Temporary speed zone changes over the Nine Mile Bridge detour will be 80 kilometres an hour. Speed limit decrease will be in effect 24 hours a day until completion of the project. Hours of operation will be from sunrise to sunset and there will be no overnight work. End date for Nine Mile Bridge northbound work will be Oct.31, End date for Nine Mile Bridge southbound work will be July 31, 2021. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sweetland Road, Lower Northfield Sweetland Road, Lower Northfield, from Northfield Road to Back Street 2 Road, has alternating lane closures for gravelling until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: Middlefield Road Middlefield Road, Pleasantfield, from Route 210 to Trunk 8, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Sept. 14. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: New Elm Road, New Elm New Elm Road, New Elm, from Route 210 northerly for five kilometres, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Thursday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 125 Highway 125 will be down to one lane between Kings Road and Grand Lake Road from Sept. 9 to Sept. 30 to allow for asphalt concrete patching and repaving. Related work will include bridge repairs to the Kings Road overpass in Sydney River. Expect some delays. Signs will be in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: ROUTE 325 Route 325, Auburndale, from 600 metres west of Auburndale Road westerly to Monk Road, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Sept. 14. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre, is closed until further notice due to safety concerns. A replacement bridge is expected this year. A detour is in place via East Big Intervale Road, Crowdis Cross Road and West Big Intervale Road. QUEENS COUNTY: Eastern Shore Road, Brooklyn Eastern Shore Road, Brooklyn, from Brooklyn Shore Road to East Berlin Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Thursday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Station Road, Lower Northfield Station Road, Lower Northfield, from Northfield Road to Back Street 2 Road, has alternating lane closures for gravelling until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 308 Route 308, Argyle, from Chemin de la Pointe to Indian Sluice Bridge, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Sept. 14. Work takes place form sunrise to sunset. -30- KINGS COUNTY: Halls Road, Aylesford Halls Road, Aylesford, from Route 201 to Victoria Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Thursday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Barss Corner Road Barss Corner Road, Barss Corner, from Ramey Road to Sarty Road, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Sept. 14. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, Exit 18 eastbound ramp and westbound ramp, will have weekday lane closures daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Saturday, Sept. 14 while extended ramp lanes are built. Traffic control is in place. Motorists should expect delays. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 (Eastbound Lanes) Highway 104, eastbound lanes near Salt Springs, Exit 19, for about six kilometres is reduced to one lane in various locations for bridge rehabilitation and repaving until Monday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 between Exit 31, Pubnico and Exit 30, Barrington, has alternating lane closures for asphalt improvement work until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control personnel and signs will be in place. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge, Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. A detour is in place on MacEachern Road. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Cape Forchu Bridge, Route 304 Cape Forchu Bridge on Route 304, Yarmouth Bar, is reduced to one lane for repairs until Saturday, Sept. 14. Traffic lights and traffic control personnel will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: Molega Road, Molega Molega Road, Molega, from Route 208 southerly for about three kilometres, has alternating lane closures for gravelling until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Sonora Road There will be alternating one lane closures to allow ditching, widening, asphalt concrete patching and repaving. The work area runs from five kilometres south of Trunk 7, southerly for about six kilometres to Sonora Road Loop. The work continues until Sept. 30. Traffic control people will be on site with an occasional pilot vehicle in use. QUEENS COUNTY: Middlewood Diversion Road Middlewood Diversion Road, Pleasantfield, has alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Sept. 14. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. read more

Malaysia fines 80 people groups for alleged 1MDB payments

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has ordered 80 people and groups to pay fines totalling about USD 100 million for allegedly receiving funds from the 1MDB state investment fund. Among those ordered to pay the fines in an announcement Monday was a brother of former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Najib faces 42 charges of corruption, abuse of power and money laundering in five separate criminal cases linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of 1MDB. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Public anger over the alleged corruption contributed to the shocking election defeat of Najib’s long-ruling coalition in May 2018. The head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Latheefa Koya, told reporters the fines could total as much as 2.5 times the amount the people and groups allegedly received from 1MBD. She said the fines totaled about 420 million Malaysian ringgit (USD 100 million). read more

Haste with which Maha Govt acted in Aarey condemnbale NCP

Mumbai: The opposition NCP on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court decision on Aarey, and blamed the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government for the “haste” with which it chopped trees there in the last couple of days. “The haste with which the Maharashtra Government acted over the weekend in cutting the trees is condemnable,” NCP leader Supriya Sule said. “The Supreme Court decision on Aarey is welcome. However what is worrying is the admission of the Maharashtra Government in the SC that the necessary number of trees have already been cut,” Sule tweeted. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit thanked the Supreme Court for ruling in favour of the student activists in the Aarey matter. “Thank you #SupremeCourt for standing by the protectors of #Nature. #SaveAarey @ConserveAarey,” he tweeted. PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti took potshots on Twitter to say that the issue of trees in the Aarey was more important than Kashmiri lives. “Aarey trees > Kashmiri lives,” she tweeted on Sunday night. The Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Mumbai’s Aarey to set up a Metro car shed. A special bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan said it will have to examine the entire thing and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. “Don’t cut anything now,” the bench said. read more


ST. JOHN’S – The Scotiabank Giller Prize’s annual celebration of Canadian literary talent began today with the announcement of this year’s longlist. Twenty eighteen winner, Esi Edugyan hosted the event, unveiling the nominees.Now in its 26th year, the Scotiabank Giller Prize is focused on highlighting the very best of Canadian fiction. This year, 117 works of literature were submitted for consideration, with the longlist narrowed down to 12.The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist is:André Alexis for his novel Days by Moonlight, published by Coach House BooksMargaret Atwood for her novel The Testaments, published by McClelland & StewartDavid Bezmozgis for his short story collection Immigrant City, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.Michael Christie for his novel Greenwood, published by McClelland & StewartMegan Gail Coles for her novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club, published by House of Anansi PressMichael Crummey for his novel The Innocents, published by Doubleday CanadaAdam Foulds for his novel Dream Sequence, published by BiblioasisK.D. Miller for her short story collection Late Breaking, published by BiblioasisAlix Ohlin for her novel Dual Citizens, published by House of Anansi PressSteven Price for his novel Lampedusa, published by McClelland & StewartZalika Reid-Benta for her short story collection Frying Plantain, published by Astoria, an imprint of House of Anansi PressIan Williams for his novel Reproduction, published by Random House Canada Twitter Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The longlist was selected by an esteemed five-member jury panel: Canadian authors Donna Bailey Nurse, Randy Boyagoda (jury chair) and Canadian playwright José Teodoro, joined by Scottish-Sierra Leonean author Aminatta Fornaand Bosnian-American author Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon.Of the longlist, the jury wrote:“Over the past few months, we have had the opportunity to read a selection of books that speak to the distinctive vitality of Canadian writing now. The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist reveals and affirms a welcome and timely truth: Canadian fiction in 2019 is as confident in its exploration and interrogation of the local as it is curious and voracious in its engagement with the world beyond our borders, with time and place being understood in ways that are expansive, warping, and unexpectedly intimate. These books make it plain that great writing happens when art and ideas matter over all else in establishing the imaginative terrain that readers are invited, inspired, and challenged to explore.”This year’s shortlist will be announced at a press event at the Scotiabank Centre at Scotia Plaza in Toronto on September 30th, at 11 a.m. ET. (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)Quotes“The 2019 jury wrestled to get this list down to the 12 extraordinary books presented today. The authors and their books deserve to be read and read widely. Each work is unique, showcasing a range of voices, styles and themes. Only 12 could be chosen but there was so much to choose from. We’re delighted to be going into our 26th year with an incredibly powerful display of Canadian literary talent.”– Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director, Scotiabank Giller Prize“Congratulations to the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted authors. Scotiabank is proud to continue our support of Canadian literature through the Prize. Like all art, great books have a unique way of challenging us to see things from different perspectives and inspire us to pursue our own passions. The strong group of authors on the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, is another example of the impressive talent right here in Canada.”– John Doig, Executive Vice President Retail Distribution, ScotiabankThe Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased once again to present our Between the Pages series of readings, featuring this year’s shortlisted authors.Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the writers on the 2019 shortlist. All venues are wheelchair accessible and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be present.The Between the Pages tour will stop in the following locations:Ottawa – October 16Halifax – October 18Vancouver – October 21Winnipeg – October 23Toronto – October 28New York – October 30For more information about the Between the Pages tour, please visit: are delighted to announce that Air Canada will be the official and exclusive airline of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Air Canada’s sponsorship will take the finalists across the country and into the U.S., for the Between the Pages tour.The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala will air on Monday, November 18th, on CBC at 9 p.m., (ET) CBC Radio One at 9 p.m. (ET) and will be livestreamed at About the PrizeThe Giller Prize, founded by Jack Rabinovitch in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. In 2005, the prize teamed up with Scotiabank who increased the winnings four-fold. The Scotiabank Giller Prize now awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller by her husband Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who passed away in August 2017.About Scotiabank            Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 100,000 employees and assets of over $1 trillion (as at July 31, 2019), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.Our SponsorsAbout Audible, Inc.Audible, Inc., an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ: AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 375,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.About Air CanadaAir Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada’sflag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. Air Canadaprovides scheduled passenger service directly to 62 airports in Canada, 54 in the United States and 100 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2019 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.About CineplexCineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of theatres and location based entertainment venues across the country. In addition to being Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (, food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online esports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming Network).To learn more visit or download the Cineplex App. read more


Celine Dion has postponed four of her Montreal shows due to a throat virus, according to a news release from concert promoter Evenko.⚠️ IMPORTANT – CÉLINE DION ⚠️LES SPECTACLES DU 26, 27, 30 SEPTEMBRE ET 1ER OCTOBRE REPORTÉS EN NOVEMBRE 2019SHOW DATES SEPTEMBER 26, 27, 30 AND OCTOBER 1 RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER— evenko (@evenko) September 25, 2019The shows, set for the Bell Centre on Sept. 26, 27, 30 and Oct. 1, have been moved to Nov. 18, 19, 21 and 22. Advertisement Dion is under “strict orders from her doctor” to rest for a week so she can make her scheduled appearances at the Bell Centre on Oct. 4 and 5. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter The official artwork for Celine Dion’s upcoming studio album, ‘Courage,’ which drops on Nov. 15, 2019. ~ Sony Music Canada Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment read more


Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO — Fans of the outrageous wardrobe featured on “Schitt’s Creek” can soon snag some of the show’s designer duds for themselves.The CBC-TV comedy has partnered with a Toronto consignment shop to sell hundreds of pieces online that include luxury brands Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Dsquared2.VSP Consignment says the 800 items have been drawn from all six seasons of the series, and include pieces that never made it to air. The show centres on a once-rich family whose lavish wardrobe is among the few remnants of their previously privileged life. Actor Dan Levy of Schitt’s Creek is shown in this handout image. Fans of the outrageous wardrobe featured on “Schitt’s Creek” can soon snag some of the show’s designer duds for themselves. The CBC-TV comedy has partnered with a Toronto consignment shop to sell hundreds of pieces online that include luxury brands Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Dsquared2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO The Emmy-nominated wardrobe includes scene-stealing gowns and structural tops for Catherine O’Hara’s matriarch character Moira; oversized black-and-white sweaters for Dan Levy’s neurotic character David; and flowy boho dresses worn by Annie Murphy as the flighty Alexis.One of the standout pieces is a feathered and sequined gown by Pamella Roland priced at nearly $5,000. More affordable keepsakes include a “Cafe Tropical” baseball cap for $78 that references the town’s fictional diner, and a “Rose Video” polo shirt for $98 that references the defunct video rental business the family once owned.The online sale begins noon Thursday at, although a VSP spokeswoman says a handful of contest winners will get early access Tuesday.The sixth and final run of “Schitt’s Creek” premieres Jan. 7, 2020 on CBC-TV and CBC Gem.Cassandra Szklarski ~ The Canadian Press Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement read more


Advertisement TORONTO — Tegan and Sara were coming off a stunning run of mainstream success when they found themselves in a creative rut.They’d performed at the 2015 Oscars, become advocates for LGBTQ causes, and released two radio-friendly pop albums, but two years ago the identical twins were at a standstill over their next stage, even flirting with the idea of experimenting in an entirely new genre.“At the end of our last album cycle I didn’t know what we would do,” Sara Quin explained in a recent interview. Sara Quin, left, and Tegan Quin, of Tegan and Sara, participate in the “Queer Headliners 2019” panel at Billboard and THR’s Pride Summit on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. Tegan and Sara were stuck in a creative rut before they returned to high school for their new memoir. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “Not even saying this to be funny, I was like: Do we go to Nashville and make a country record?”It wouldn’t have been a total stretch for the Calgary-raised pair to don cowboy boots and lean back in a pickup truck — challenging the genre with a queer perspective. They’d already proven themselves as chameleons by working the trenches of the male-dominated indie alternative scene in their twenties, before climbing the Top 40 charts with “Closer” and “Boyfriend” in their thirties.Except now, at 39, the sisters were seeking a creative project that would make them “uncomfortable.” No shade to country music, but rhinestone jackets weren’t the perfect fit.Instead, they went back to their yearbooks for an exercise in nostalgia for a greater purpose — a new memoir.“High School,” which recently hit book stores, is a queer coming-of-age story. It takes place during Tegan and Sara’s formative academic and musical years in high school, reflecting on how they grew up gay, even when they didn’t necessarily recognize it themselves.The book arrives as Tegan and Sara release “Hey, I’m Just Like You,” an album of re-recorded songs based on demos they wrote as teenagers. They’ve embarked on a North American acoustic tour built around sharing memories and music, while setting the record straight on their lives.“Everything about us is kind of misunderstood,” Tegan said.“Like, people think we came out to each other… and that we must be best friends. There’s so many moments over the last 20 years where I’ve been like, ‘Really? That’s what you thought?’”Back in the ’90s, Tegan and Sara were simply trying to figure themselves out, while experimenting with drugs, songwriting, and independence from their parents.Coming out can be a messy process, and in Tegan and Sara’s case it’s complicated by the drama of friendships, harnessing their first guitars, and mundane part-time jobs.Each chapter in “High School” is written by either Tegan or Sara from a first-person perspective as they move towards the graduation finish line.“Those things that happened to us in our younger years really informed the people we became,” Tegan said.“In the process of writing the book, I feel we uncovered another part of us as creators.”—“High School” spends ample time recalling their happiest moments, but they don’t mince words on the ugliness of their coming out experiences either, a process that was especially difficult for Sara.“I hated myself,” she recalled. “(I) was someone who was both queer and having a gay relationship, but also totally homophobic, like internally homophobic.”Late in the book, Sara’s emotional struggle with her identity boils over during a Grade 12 sex education class when an ignorant classmate spits an offensive slur, saying only gay people “get AIDS.” Frustrated by her teacher’s lack of disciplinary action for the comments, Sara picks up her desk chair and hurls it at the student before running from the classroom in tears.The pivotal moment sheds light on the conviction both sisters have taken to heart in their fight for LGBTQ causes. Three years ago, they created a foundation to raise money for queer issues and organizations in an effort to empower LGBTQ girls and women.Sara’s experience also raises questions about how she continues to grapple with her adolescence as an adult.“It was hard, I was traumatized,” she said. “And that has carried over to my adult life.”Queer people tend to dismiss these lingering feelings from their past, she said, and internalized homophobia that goes unaddressed creates divisions within the community, and even in romantic relationships.“I don’t want to hold my girlfriend’s hand on the street because I’m afraid of people staring at us,” Sara said.“I worry about being discriminated against.”Tegan and Sara say they hope putting their experiences to paper gives their young fans a reference point and legitimacy.“When I look out at those people (at our concerts), I see myself at 15, or 16 or 17. And I think, ‘God I probably would’ve thought me and Tegan are awesome,’” Sara said.“Now that I’ve been refamiliarized with my young self, I can kind of understand why our audience says those things… (I can respond by saying) thank you for letting me create this community with you because it saved me as much as it saved them.”David Friend ~ The Canadian Press Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement read more

Kiehls 10th Annual LifeRide for amfAR

Marking the 10th annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, Kiehl’s will bring past motorcyclist participants, celebrity supporters and the public together to celebrate a decade of support and over $2 million raised for HIV/AIDS research.The VIP celebratory event will take place in the private Cabana space at Westfield Century City, and will feature a musical performance by amfAR ambassador and singer Serayah, as well as an appearance by LifeRider and actor Scott Patterson.Guests will enjoy summer-inspired catering from Wolfgang Puck and can cool down with Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist at the Kiehl’s Hydrate & Protect Station, and add lightweight SPF lotion with Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense.Never ridden a motorcycle before? Guests can visit the VR Simulation Area to experience the thrill! And they can customize their own Kiehl’s x amfAR bandana and sit down for complimentary temporary tattoo designs during the event. Guests will walk away with Kiehl’s gift bags filled with skincare swag.In addition to hosting the LifeRide 10th Celebration VIP event, Kiehl’s will take over The Terrace, a public space at Westfield Century City, encouraging the LA public to take part in the Instagram hand-heart campaign and learn more about amfAR x Kiehl’s longstanding partnership.JOIN THE EVENT!Kiehl’s and amfAR invite all to be a part of the event on 7/27: Press and VIPs will attend from 4 PM to 6 PM, and the public are welcome to join from 6 PM to 8 PM.In celebration of the 2019 LifeRide 10th Anniversary, every customer who visits their local Kiehl’s store and between 7/26 and 7/29 will receive a 20% discount on all purchases. read more

Elton John AIDS Foundation FirstEver Midsummer Party Raises 6 Million

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) raised €5.5 million ($6 million) at their first-ever Midsummer Party in the South of France to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, supporting services, and advocacy programs across the globe.Taron Egerton and Sir Elton John attend the first Midsummer PartyCredit/Copyright: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for EJAFAmerican Airlines, The Kraft Group, and Lily Safra generously served as Supporting Partners of the benefit.The star-studded evening was held at Johnny Pigozzi’s beautiful Villa Dorane at the end of Cap d’Antibes, and hosts Sir Elton John and David Furnish welcomed such luminaries as Alina Baikova, Michael Bell, Alfie Boe, Romero Britto, Tania Bryer, Joan Collins, Simon de Pury, Taron Egerton, Fat Tony, Rachel Fuller, Mathilde Gohler, Stjepan Hauser, Sandra Lee, Lara Leito, Julian Lennon, Chris Levine, Siran Manoukian, Chris Martin, Lily Safra, Caroline Scheufele, Pete Townshend, Lynn Wyatt, and Lily Donaldson among others.The evening featured a cocktail reception and a sumptuous Provençal dinner with beautiful music provided by Stjepan Hauser of 2Cellos. After dinner, Simon de Pury hosted a live auction of unique and luxurious items and experiences, including the first edition of the new Bentley, a beautiful Yamaha piano used in the Rocketman film and autographed by Sir Elton John and Taron Egerton, a custom Gucci jacket worn by Egerton in the Rocketman film and tickets to see Elton’s farewell tour, a stunning piece of Chihuly art glass, and a trip to Los Angeles on American Airlines to attend our 2020 Academy Awards Viewing Party and stay at the new H Club.Chris Martin of Coldplay thrilled guests with an amazing performance of “Sky Full of Stars,” “Yellow,” and “Everglow.” The crowd was brought to their feet when Martin was joined on stage for a surprise rendition of “I’m Still Standing” and “Rocketman” with Sir Elton John. DJs Fat Tony and Jodie Harsh set the tone for the evening by spinning tunes for the cocktail reception and after party around Johnny Pigozzi’s famous pool.Elton John said, “It’s because of the consistent support and kindness of so many people in this room that we are able to commit the Elton John AIDS Foundation to real partnerships with world leaders that can make a future without AIDS.”Event Chairs for the event included: Jamie Bell and Kate Mara, Len Blavatnik, Gerard Butler, Dale and Leslie Chihuly, Gwendoline Christie and Giles Deacon, Taron Egerton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tiffany Haddish, Bryce Dallas Howard, Quincy Jones, Richard K. Kraft, Spike and Tonya Lee, Richard Madden, Bob and Tamar Manoukian, Katy Perry, Bruce and Shadi Ritchie, Julia Roberts, Lily Safra, Caroline Scheufele, and Sharon Stone.Through the impeccable credibility and reputation attained based on more than 25 years of extensive work, EJAF has emerged as a significant international leader in the field of HIV/AIDS. The Foundation advances public dialogue on critical and controversial issues related to the epidemic and challenges misguided policies and attitudes that block progress in ending the epidemic. Proceeds from the Midsummer Party will help support these efforts, as well as EJAF’s grant-making initiatives around the world. read more

Prince Harry Interviews Dr Jane Goodall For British Vogue

Prince Harry has interviewed UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall for the latest issue of British Vogue.Prince Harry spoke at length with the world renowned ethologist about the environment, activism and the world as they see it.The pair spoke candidly about a range of topics, including the effects of unconscious bias, and the need for people to acknowledge that your upbringing and environment can cause you to be prejudiced without realising it.The full interview can be found here.

The Lion Kings JD McCrary Visits UCLA Mattel Childrens Hospital

On Tuesday, August 20, JD McCrary, star of The Lion King, visited UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital (UCLAMCH).The Lion King’s JD McCrary Visits UCLA Mattel Children’s HospitalJD and his family joined several patients and their families for UCLAMCH’s music therapy program, Songs Under the Stars, following a screening of The Lion King at the hospital.JD, who lent his voice to the character of young Simba, sang acoustic versions of I Just Can’t Wait to be King and Hakuna Matata. Patients and their families participated by singing along with JD and joining in with percussion instruments. JD even serenaded the crowd with one of his own songs, Inviting All of You. read more

Ryan Shecklers 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Gala Receives Unprecedented Amount

Over the weekend, the Sheckler Foundation hosted Ryan Sheckler’s 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Gala, sponsored by Oakley, at The Monarch Beach Resort and Golf Links in Dana Point, California.After hearing from the kids that were helped on the first five stops of the Sheckler Foundation’s 2019 10-stop Skate for a Cause Tour, the gala guests clearly felt the need to support the foundation’s mission to educate, equip and empower their community to be the change in the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. The event raised a total of $378,000, and many pledged their time, talents and resources, including the donation of tour buses for the final 5 stops of the Skate for a Cause Tour, courtesy of Storm Trooper Coaches.Since its inception the Sheckler Foundation has been supported by celebrities and some of those in attendance this year included Fred Durst, Chris Joslin, Chris Judd, Matt Sanders, Mikey Taylor and Sal Masekela. It was Matt Sanders, of Avenged Sevenfold, Scott Osterhout, Eric Hale and Ryan Gale that won the tournament.The Gala began Saturday evening as guests were treated to a red-carpet entrance, live music by the Sylstra Family and hors d’oeuvres. The attendees then made their way into the ballroom for dinner, a special guest performance by the Sheckler Foundation’s Angelique Zaki and live auctions.The collective giving of the generous attendees, the sponsors, volunteers and other supporters that gave make it possible for the Sheckler Foundation to help kids in need and injured action sports athletes. The sponsors of this year’s event included Oakley, CBDMD, Chronic Taco, Zebra House, Towne Park Brewery, Des Madre Tequila, Red Bull, Restore Hyper Wellness, LAVA, etnies, Vivint Solar, Ketal One, OluKai, Karma, Puffy Delivery, Tillys, Art of Sport, Melin, JStar, Murf Electric Bikes, Wienerschnitzel and many more that donated products.“At the Sheckler Foundation, we believe that children in need should receive support. This year’s event was really special because the supporters rallied to give what they could to help make the Foundation’s mission a reality,” said Ryan Sheckler, co-founder of the Sheckler Foundation. “The generous donations will allow us to keep empowering people to be the change they want to see in the world.” read more

Kimberly WilliamsPaisley Hosts StarStudded Dance Party To End ALZ

On Sunday, September 29, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Storme Warren hosted the third annual Dance Party to End ALZ at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. The star-studded event raised nearly $350,000 for research programs funded by the Alzheimer’s Association.Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Bonnie Hunt and Sheryl CrowCredit/Copyright: Ed Rode/Getty Images for Alzheimer’s AssociationTop artists took to the stage with their favorite hits from the ‘80s while decked out in iconic fashion as a nod to the decade. Accompanied by Wildhorse Saloon’s Matte Gray Band, performances included:REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato performed their hit anthems “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It On The Run,” and “Roll With The Changes,”Brad Paisley’s renditions of “Dixieland Delight” and “Guitars, Cadillacs,”Sheryl Crow’s spin on favorite “Walking on Sunshine,”Shenandoah with three of their classics “Two Dozen Roses,” “I Got You” and “Sunday in the South,”Chris Daughtry’s electric version of “Rebel Yell,”Ashley Campbell channeled Dolly Parton for “9 to 5,”Charles Esten’s energetic adaptation of “What I Like About You,”Hunter Hayes’ bringing the crowd to their feet with “Footloose,”Tegan Marie reinventing “Pink Houses,”Jamie O’Neal’s powerhouse rendition of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,”Emily West with the Whiskey Wolves of the West’s with the ’80s classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart,”A group finale of “Two Tickets to Paradise.”“Once again, the Nashville community has rallied to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association to fight a disease that has touched so many families, including my own,” said event founder Kimberly Williams-Paisley. “The energy in the room was absolutely electric, and I am so grateful to the incredible performers and fans who danced and sang their hearts out. Together we raised almost $350,000 for Alzheimer’s Association’s research programs that will get us one step closer to ending this devastating disease.”Amid the lively ‘80s atmosphere, actress Bonnie Hunt joined Williams-Paisley on stage to encourage the crowd to support the cause, and shared her own experience as a nurse caring for a couple facing Alzheimer’s disease.The evening also featured a silent auction with exclusive experience packages including a LA Dodgers MVP experience for opening day, four tickets and a meet and greet at a Brad Paisley 2020 World Tour concert, a beekeeping experience by Williams Honey Farm, a Bourbon Country private dinner package at Angels Envy, a local Nashville health and wellness package, concert tickets and signed swag for two from Lindsay Ell, an exotic weekend getaway to Turks & Caicos, a VIP package to Dollywood and a weekend stay at the new Margaritaville hotel in Downtown Nashville.Generous sponsors included Boot Barn, Tracie & Scott Hamilton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley & Brad Paisley, Hendrick Family Foundation, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., SiriusXM, the AMG, Betsy & Dave Goltermann, Ryan Blaney Family Foundation, CareThrough, ESa, Jeanne & John Esler, David & Lisa Minnigan, Sony Music, Williams Honey Farm, Academy of Country Music, Miles & Vanessa Adcox, Dr. Stephaine J. Buffaloe, Creative Artists Agency, Fender Musical Instruments, Sandy & Doug Paisley, Parnassus Books, Lillie Pawluk, Pierson Computing, Regifted Grace Ministry & Cheryl Crofoot Knapp, The Roskamp Institute, Alzheimer’s Association Governing Board of Directors, Autobahn South Inc., Sleep Number Corporation, Melissa & Jay Wellons, Windows USA / Window Mart, WME.All proceeds from the Nashville Dance Party to End ALZ support Alzheimer’s Association research programs. read more