Live Streaming India vs England 1st Test Day 2: When and where to watch IND v ENG Test match?

first_imgWhat time is the Test match between England and India?Day 2 of the first Test between India and England will start at 3.30pm IST.Where can I watch the England vs India Test match live?You can watch the Test match live on the following TV channels – Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD from 2.29pm IST.Live Streaming will be available on SonyLiv app and website – sonyliv.comWhen is the England vs India Test match?The first Test between India and England will be played from August 1-5.Where will the England vs India Test match be played?The first Test between India and England will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.Also read – India vs England: Coach Ravi Shastri caught napping during Edgbaston TestWhere can I check the online live updates of the England vs India Test match?You can get all the latest updates, reactions, news of the Test match at www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the team squads for England vs India Test match?England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (C), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (W), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid Stuart Broad, James AndersonAlso read – India vs England, 1st Test: We did well as a bowling unit, says ShamiIndia: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (W), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant SharmaOn Day 1, Ravichandran Ashwin was back to doing what he does best — pick wickets — as India completely dominated England in the final session of the the opening Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.Also read – India vs England: Virat Kohli mocks Joe Root with mic drop celebrationadvertisementAshwin picked up four wickets (4/60) as England were reduced to 285/9 at the close of play on the first day. Mohammed Shami bagged two wickets while Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma got one wicket each.Sam Curran 24 and James Anderson (0) were the two England batsmen overnight.Also read – Mohammed Shami returns for India after public spat with Hasin JahanEngland looked like running away with the game with a fourth-wicket partnership of 104 runs between Joe Root (80) and Jonny Bairstow (70) before Virat Kohli fired a direct hit to end the England captain’s stay at the crease.Root’s wicket changed the course of the game as it triggered a collapse after tea with England losing six wickets for 67 runs in the final session.last_img read more

Let’s talk about that Mike Gundy-Boone Pickens article

first_imgMike Gundy is back in the saddle. (USATSI)Mike Gundy is back in the saddle. (USATSI)I linked it in the Bullets this morning but it deserves further consideration.Bill Haisten wrote a terrific piece in the Tulsa World on Sunday with some eye-popping quotes from Oklahoma State’s fearless leader (the one that wears Pete hoodies, not the one that wears orange glasses).Let’s take a look at the eight best ones from the piece:1. “I wish Boone Pickens would have the same commitment publicly that I do. He’s going to do what he wants to do. All I can do is say I support him supporting us. We couldn’t have done it without him. We all know that.”Chances Gundy would have said these sentences if Tyreek hadn’t run that punt back at the beginning of December? Zero percent.2. “They could bring Knute Rockne in here and he’s not going to have a stronger commitment to Oklahoma State football than I do. I don’t care who it is.”I do love that Gundy just arbitrarily picked a famous historical coach and rolled with it. Gundy, by the way, is two years from matching Rockne’s tenure in South Bend.3. “I think (a Gundy-Pickens reconciliation) is best for Oklahoma State — not just football, but for the university. The university cannot divide. If we divide, we’re weak.”That’s a strong stance to take (and not an incorrect one). But again, no coach of a 6-6 team has ever been buoyed with more confidence by one win than Gundy was from Bedlam.4. “I’ve been here longer than anybody as a player and a coach. I think I have a right to say two things. One, that I am committed to it. And two, that I know a little bit about it. I don’t pretend to know a lot of things, but I do know a lot about Oklahoma State football. I have an opinion on what it takes to be successful here.”Not much to argue with here.5. “I swallow my ego all the time. It doesn’t bother me anymore. I used to not do that, but I just want to get a resolution — whatever it takes to get there.”Heh.6. “Coach Gundy wants nothing more than for himself and Coach Holder and (OSU President) Burns Hargis and Boone Pickens — and anybody else out there who loves Oklahoma State University — to all be on the same page.”Third-person formal Gundy is the best Gundy.7. “My wife, I don’t know how much money she gives to stuff around here. She’s involved in (projects) all over Stillwater.”Probably the truest thing he said.8. “I’m involved with the education system here in Stillwater and trying to make things better with the schools — the academic side of it, the coaches and the athletics side.”This one made me laugh for some reason. I don’t really know why. Just thinking about Gundy parlaying a string of luck at QB into affecting a bunch of third graders is humorous to me.This was a monster article, though — one you should read if you haven’t yet. Maybe the most important one of the season for OSU fans.It’s one thing to say you’re entrenched after winning a Big 12 title — an entirely other one after barely making a bowl.I’ve said it before and I won’t stop saying it until Gundy retires: there’s not a more appropriate or better long-term coach for OSU right now (or ever) than Mike Gundy.OSU got lucky that he was born in the state of Oklahoma and decided to go there in the 1980s because its an affinity that has stuck for nearly three decades now and, no matter what Boone Pickens thinks, OSU’s football program isn’t what it is right now without him. Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Funding for Community Support Networks Announced

first_imgGovernment is providing $945,000 in funding to improve co-ordination of services and supports for victims and survivors of sexual violence. Proposals will be accepted from nine community support networks to help expand and promote supports and make services more accessible. The sexual violence strategy identified the importance of community involvement. Community support networks are made up of community members, local service providers and organizations. “Community Support Networks are the best source of knowledge about what supports exist and what is missing in different parts of the province,” said Minister of Community Services, Joanne Bernard. “These grants will help build on the important work already being carried out in the community.” Provincial Specialist Sarah Granke has been meeting with the community support networks in interactive workshops and is delighted at the conversations so far. “Participants are learning even more about each other’s work and how they can combine their strength and knowledge. You can feel the passion and dedication as soon as you walk in the room. It’s inspiring,” said Ms. Granke. Kimberly Burton, program co-ordinator with the Second Chance Society in the Strait Region, and a member of the Strait/Antigonish/Guysborough community support network, says the opportunity to meet with other service providers has been valuable. “It was a pleasure to form a team with other community service providers to discuss the unique needs in our area, and then have the opportunity to put together a plan to address them.”Grant amounts were determined by geography, youth demographics, and population of the regions. Each network will be able to use an extra $5,000 to improve access to services through travel assistance, interpretation/translation services, or other means. Two provincial committees on public awareness and educational resources have also begun work. For more information on the sexual violence strategy, visit novascotia.ca/coms/svs/ .last_img read more

Not trying to be on the front page Toronto Mayor John Tory

first_imgTORONTO – Headlines and TV highlight clips are overrated, Mayor John Tory is saying at a Toronto diner shortly after he took his mother to vote in front of photographers ahead of Monday’s municipal election.At 64, Tory, who by most accounts is set to cruise to a re-election victory that will give him another four years in the city’s highest office, is comfortable with his track record, and himself.“The politics of excitement, the politics of polarization, the politics of show business are actually of not much interest to me,” Tory says. “I’m not trying to be on the front page of every newspaper with some pronouncement every day with giant headlines. I just really want to get things done.”While his opponents criticize just how much the former corporate executive and longtime politician has accomplished since winning the mayoralty on his second attempt four years ago, it’s harder to argue with the contention that he, and by extension Toronto, are no longer the butt of late-night TV jokes.Tory’s style — measured but clear is how he describes it — contrasts sharply with the approach of the late former mayor Rob Ford, known for his folksy commitment to constituents as well as his international attention-grabbing drug use and lewd comments.“There is a kind of ‘father knows best’ aura or projection and style to John Tory,” says Myer Siemiatycki, a professor of political science at Ryerson University. “It is a significant achievement that there’s a more normal, orderly, predictable course of city governance going on (but) whether there are sufficient tangible accomplishments and achievements over his past four years in the mayor’s chair is a whole other question.”Ford, ailing with cancer, dropped his re-election bid in 2014, allowing Tory and his promise of stability to beat out Ford’s brother Doug, who earlier this year became Ontario’s premier after taking his Progressive Conservative party — which Tory once helmed — to victory in June.When Doug Ford abruptly announced in July that he would slash Toronto city council nearly in half, Tory came under fire for what his critics branded as a weak response. Tory bristles at the criticism — in his low-key way. On the evening before Ford announced his plan, Tory says he took on the premier.“I was very clear in how profoundly I objected to the process that he followed there, which was no process at all,” Tory says. “It was just a unilateral decision that was rammed down our throats in the middle of an election campaign.”Toronto voters, he says, want their mayor to stand up for the city. Even more importantly, he says, they want him to forge productive relationships with both the provincial and federal governments on which cities rely so heavily.“You can talk a good game about having a war going with the provincial government every day of the week,” Tory says. “I just don’t think that works in reality, when the morning after you had a big dispute about one matter, you’re phoning them up to get help on another.”By any measure, the Toronto mayoralty field is crowded. Almost three dozen candidates are vying for Tory’s office, though almost none, polls suggest, poses a real threat. If surveys are accurate, his main opponent is Jennifer Keesmaat, the city’s former chief planner who jumped into the fray mid-summer amid the fracas caused by Ford’s council-cutting decision.Keesmaat has attacked Tory as a dithering non-leader who has accomplished little on critical files such as public transit and affordable housing. In response, he cites a list of what he feels he has achieved. For example, he says, upper governments have now committed $9 billion toward transit-infrastructure and the city is moving forward with a desperately needed “relief line.”Tory also says he is in “furious” agreement with Keesmaat on the need for more affordable housing, but criticizes her target of 100,000 new units over the next decade as unrealistic. He is pledging 40,000 over 12 years on top of the 3,700 units he says have already been built under his watch.He has pledged to combat gun and gang violence by hiring 400 new police officers over two years and pushing for a ban on handguns.The married father of four also brags of successive years of surplus budgets in which property taxes increased by no more than the inflation rate despite what he calls record amounts spent in areas such as transit and housing. City taxes are among the biggest cheques residents write, he says, and holding the line on taxes — even if it means limiting city revenues — is part of his commitment to affordability.If there is a genuine crisis facing the city, Tory says it is the issue of mental health and addictions that saw 303 overdose deaths in Toronto last year.“I see the human carnage that takes,” he says, acknowledging supportive housing and programs are in critically short supply.As he speaks about his re-election bid, Tory also kibitzes comfortably with other restaurant patrons and staff. He is clearly comfortable in his skin, confident that more than enough voters like what they see and will trust him anew with the keys to the mayor’s office.“Nothing about the election keeps me awake at night; my conscience is clear with respect to the efforts I’ve made,” he says. “The universe unfolds as it should. It’s the way it is.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly said Tory had voted at an advance poll and misstated the year of the last municipal election.last_img read more

Globalization of fur market helping Indigenous trappers

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe fur industry has long been a staple of the northern economy.And as globalization continues new markets are opening up like never before.APTN’s Wayne Rivers met with a trapper in the Northwest Territories who is ready to take full advantage of the opportunity for new costumers.last_img

Two Companies Qualify to Bid on Halifax Infirmary Expansion

Two companies have qualified to bid to lead the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary, a major component of the QEII New Generation project. EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare and Plenary PCL Health will bid on the public-private-partnership project, which includes designing, building, financing and maintaining the expansion of the Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The expansion includes a new QEII Cancer Centre, a new outpatient centre, an expanded inpatient centre (hospital beds and operating rooms) and a new innovation and learning centre. Technical submissions are due in November 2020, with final financial submissions due in December 2020. The QEII New Generation project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that will better meet the health-care needs of Nova Scotians. Along with the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary, the redevelopment project includes the construction of a Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake, the expansion and renovations of Dartmouth General Hospital and new and renovated operating rooms at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, now completed. This work will allow services to be moved out of the aging Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site, to prepare for their eventual closure. For updates on the QEII New Generation Project, visit https://healthredevelopment.novascotia.ca/ . read more

Construction Starts Soon for New Primary HealthCare Centre in Middleton

Construction of a new primary health-care centre beside Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton will soon get underway. The new health centre will replace the aging medical clinic next to the hospital. The current building is not meeting the needs of the collaborative family practice team. Also, there is not enough space to expand the team, which is expected to include additional doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals. A construction tender for the clinic was issued last week. “We continue to work on improving access to care for people in our communities,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “This new centre will also improve working conditions for health professionals, help recruit new doctors and nurse practitioners, and better support training for medical residents.” The new building will be considerably larger than the existing one, about six times the size. It will have more exam rooms and meeting rooms, a larger registration and waiting area, new space for health professionals visiting the centre and to offer group medical visits for patients, along with more space for training medical residents. “Our collaborative family practice team is thrilled about today’s announcement to move forward with building a new, modern clinic for our team,” said Dr. Leslie Ribeiro of the Middleton Collaborative Practice. “This will enable our practice to continue to provide quality primary care for our patients, train more residents, recruit new doctors and other primary care providers to join our team, which will improve access to care for the community.” “Improving access to primary care for Nova Scotians and recruiting more family doctors and other health professionals are priorities for our organization, and this investment to build a new primary health-care centre in Middleton supports our ongoing efforts,” said Janet Knox, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority. “We know many new primary health-care professionals want to work in team-based care, and this purpose-built clinic will support collaboration and the delivery of comprehensive primary health care for patients.” The total cost of the new primary health-care centre is about $12 million. The Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation has committed $1 million towards the project. “The Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to have committed to financially supporting the construction of the new primary health-care centre,” said chair Jim Mosher. “A fundraising campaign will be initiated by the foundation to help increase access to primary care within the catchment area and improve health-care services with the support of the community.” Construction will start this fall and is expected to take about a year to complete. read more

Province Makes 50000 Donation to Feed Nova Scotia

-30- Quick Facts: Feed Nova Scotia operates 144 agencies across the province Nova Scotia was hit by Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 7 the hurricane was the largest and most powerful storm to impact the province in its history. Its effects were felt from Yarmouth to Sydney staff from Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Office coordinated response efforts and worked closely with partners Additional Resources: Feed Nova Scotia: https://www.feednovascotia.ca/ Thousands of Nova Scotians were left without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and were forced to discard food, resulting in a significant financial burden for some. That’s why, today, Sept. 17, Premier Stephen McNeil announced government will donate $50,000 to support Feed Nova Scotia, which helped care for those most in need by distributing food across the province. Nova Scotia’s donation matches a $50,000 donation made by Nova Scotia Power and parent company Emera in honour of their customers, who showed such support and kindness in the aftermath of the storm. “Hurricane Dorian had a powerful impact. Many Nova Scotia families had to discard food after days without power and for some, this created a significant financial burden,” said Premier McNeil. “Feed Nova Scotia does exceptional work across the province to distribute food to those most in need and I know they will put this money to good use. I thank Nova Scotia Power for their leadership in making their own donation and I hope other companies and individual Nova Scotians who are able to, will consider donating what they can.” read more

Amendments Support Fisheries Sector

As Nova Scotia’s seafood industry continues to grow and modernize, it’s important that the province’s regulations are updated to support competitiveness and reflect today’s standards. Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Keith Colwell introduced amendments to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act today, Sept. 27, that will support the design of a revised regulatory framework for the licensing of fish buying and processing in Nova Scotia. The legislation removes an outdated definition of processing, improves transparency and reduces processing time for businesses that make use of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board. These amendments create alignment with the processes of the Farm Loan Board for improved efficiency. “Nova Scotia’s seafood products are known all over the world for their quality and we want to be sure our regulations support our industry’s success,” said Mr. Colwell. “We work closely with the sector and our shared motivation continues to be the economic benefits and good jobs the fisheries and aquaculture industries provide for Nova Scotians living in rural and coastal communities.” If the proposed legislation is passed, a new definition of processing will be addressed in updated regulations. Industry representatives have been working with the department on its development. Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board: https://fishloan.novascotia.ca/ Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board: https://novascotia.ca/farmloan/ -30- Additional Resources: Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act: https://nslegislature.ca/sites/default/files/legc/statutes/fisheries%20and%20coastal%20resources.pdf Quick Facts: if the bill is passed, existing regulations under the act will need to be amended Nova Scotia’s seafood industry exports more than $2 billion annually for the past four years, Nova Scotia has been Canada’s top exporter of seafood Nova Scotia exports account for over 30 per cent of all Canadian seafood exports the fishing and aquaculture industries employ about 18,000 people with thousands more in supporting industries Quotes: These changes will improve our industry’s access to the loan board, allowing our members to make facility improvements which will lead to higher quality products. In turn, these efforts will help us to increase access in a globally competitive market. Leo Muise, executive director of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance read more

JORDAN FOXX DEBUT INJUSTICE DRAMA JUST MERCY AT FILM FEST

Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement TORONTO — The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale “Just Mercy” made a powerful impression in its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, drawing an emotional response for the courtroom drama led by Michael B. Jordan’s crusading attorney and Jamie Foxx’s wrongly imprisoned Death Row inmate.“Just Mercy” had been one of the festival’s most anticipated premieres. The film stars Jordan as Bryan Stevenson, founder of Alabama’s Equal Justice Initiative. Foxx plays Walter McMillian, who in 1988 was sentenced to death for the murder of a local young white woman.Made in the tradition of a Civil Rights drama but set in more contemporary times, “Just Mercy” confronts larger social issues including criminal justice reform, the death penalty and racial profiling. Based on Stevenson’s 2014 book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (“Short Term 12”), the film is also a kind of tribute to Stevenson’s activist legal work. Jordan, who has starred in Marvel’s “Black Panther” and 2015’s “Fantastic Four,” said Stevenson is “a real-life superhero.” He called making the film “one of the most enjoyable experiences that I’ve had.”“I felt like I had a great deal of pressure to get it right,” said Jordan following the screening. “And I felt honoured to be able to carry that weight.”Initial reviews were warm for what critics called a respectful and earnest message movie. But praise was especially heaped on the movie’s performances, including Jordan and Foxx. Both stars are expected to be contenders for next year’s Academy Awards. Warner Bros. is set to release “Just Mercy,” which co-stars Rob Morgan, Brie Larson and O’Shea Jackson Jr., on Dec. 25.Foxx said he drew on personal experience for his performance. McMillian was ultimately exonerated in 1993 after his case became nationwide news, including a segment on “60 Minutes” that illustrated how local police framed McMillian with a false witness.“I understood a lot of things before we even started,” said Foxx, noting his upbringing in small-town Texas. “I understand what it is, even now today, if I’m driving in my nice car in my nice neighbourhood and I see that police officer, it still makes me feel like something could happen.”Stevenson said the evening would only fuel him in his continuing work for criminal justice reform.“All of these talented people make it a little easier to see what’s at stake when we tolerate injustice, what we lose when we put up with inequality, what we suffer when we permit discrimination and bigotry to rule and shape our lives,” said Stevenson, gesturing to the movie’s cast.Jake Coyle, The Associated PressFollow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http:/twitter.com/jakecoyleAP Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Jamie Foxx attends the premiere for “Just Mercy” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) read more

TIFF 2019 AWARD WINNERS

LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® is delighted to announce its final award recipients. New for 2019, TIFF is revealing the slate of awards and winners via all social media channels. The 44th edition of TIFF wraps up this evening.“TIFF 2019 was a stellar year,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF Co-Head and Artistic Director and Joana Vicente, TIFF Co-Head and Executive Director. “The films and talent featured in this year’s Festival have left us inspired, awestruck, and excited for the future of cinema.”The short-film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of Chelsea McMullan, Léo Soesanto, and Andrea Roa. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement IWC SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILMThe IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to Chloé Robichaud for Delphine. The jury remarked, “By presenting its main character’s unique point of view through another character’s perspective, Robichaud’s Delphine boldly utilizes an original narrative device to offer a refreshing twist on the coming-of-age genre. This evocative, mysterious, yet sensitive short film brings up powerful feelings of nostalgia and memory, leaving an impact that lingers with the viewer long after its all-too-short run time comes to a close.” The award offers a $10,000 cash prize, made possible by IWC Schaffhausen.The jury awarded an honourable mention to Theodore Ushev’s The Physics of Sorrow for its impressive filmmaking and detailed craftsmanship.IWC SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILMThe IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film goes to Lasse Linder for All Cats Are Grey in the Dark. The jury noted, “Blurring the line between narrative and documentary, Linder’s All Cats Are Grey in the Dark simultaneously observes its main character — and its topic — with both empathy and absurdity. This unexpectedly touching, exceptionally composed, and tender tale of a man’s love for his cats (along with the best employed use of Alexa) surprised the jury with its observational filmmaking and memorable feline performances.” The award offers a $10,000 cash prize, made possible by IWC Schaffhausen.The jury gave honourable mention to Federico Luis Tachella’s The Nap for its brave exploration of age and sexuality.The Canadian awards below were selected by a jury comprised of Magali Simard, Devyani Saltzman, and Alicia Elliott.CITY OF TORONTO AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILMThe City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film goes to Matthew Rankin’s The Twentieth Century. The jury remarked, “Rankin’s debut feature is superb in its imaginative wildness, taking an otherwise staid historical Canadian figure and propelling him into the heart of one of the most creative, visual, and compelling experiences of the Festival.”This award carries a cash prize of $15,000, made possible by the City of Toronto.CANADA GOOSE® AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILMThe Canada Goose® Award for Best Canadian Feature Film goes to Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone. The jury said that “Antigone stands out on its own as an electrifying piece of cinema. Tackling with vigour contemporary realities of immigration in Canada through the framework of Greek tragedy, Deraspe created magnificent onscreen humanism. It is imperative to point out Nahéma Ricci’s performance, reminiscent of Renée Falconetti’s Jeanne d’Arc.”This award carries a cash prize of $30,000 and a custom award, sponsored by Canada Goose®.The jury gave honourable mention to Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn’s The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.NETPAC AWARDSelected by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Pacific Cinema (NETPAC), the NETPAC Award goes to Oualid Mouaness’ 1982.Jury members include Chairperson Beckie Stocchetti, Kanako Hayashi, and Albert Shin. The jury remarked that this film was selected “for its adventurous, imaginative style and subtle, confident filmmaking, bravely juxtaposing and framing the universal innocence and charm of youth within harrowing historical context.”GROLSCH PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDSThis year marked the 42nd year that Toronto audiences were able to cast a ballot for their favourite Festival film for the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. This year’s award goes to Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and a custom award, sponsored by Grolsch. The first runner-up is Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. The second runner-up is Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite.The Festival presents free screenings of Jojo Rabbit at TIFF Bell Lightbox tonight. Tickets are now available online, by phone, and in person. This screening is Rush eligible.The Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award goes to Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s The Platform. The first runner-up is Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night. The second runner-up is Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum.The Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award goes to The Cave, directed by Feras Fayyad. The first runner-up is Garin Hovannisian’s I Am Not Alone. The second runner-up is Bryce Dallas Howard’s Dads.For additional information and details on awards criteria, please contact the Press Office. TIFF will announce which titles featured in this year’s festival will be playing at TIFF Bell Lightbox later this month.The 45th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10–20, 2020.TIFF prefers Visa.Social Media:@TIFF_NET#TIFF19Facebook.com/TIFFAbout TIFFTIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributorsincluding Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.IWC Schaffhausen is the sponsor of the Short Cuts Awards.The City of Toronto is the supporter of the Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film.Canada Goose® is the sponsor of the Award for Best Canadian Feature Film.Grolsch is the sponsor of the People’s Choice Awards Advertisement Twitter read more

SEASON 2 OF JORDAN PEELES THE TWILIGHT ZONE STARTS FILMING OCTOBER 6TH

Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook Advertisement Filming dates: October 6th, 2019 to March 16th, 2020.In its first season, the reboot attracted big names like Kumail Nanjiani, Tracy Morgan, Adam Scott, Steve Yuen, Greg Kinnear, Jacob Tremblay, John Cho, Ginnifer Goodwin, James Frain, Seth Rogen, Zazie Beetz, and more.Showunner: Marco Ramire.Season One of The Twilight Zone filmed in Vancouver from the beginning of October last year to mid-March this year and began streaming on CBS All Access on April 1st. Who’ll be in season 2 of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone?The new season starts filming in early October. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement read more

DEADLINE EXTENDED CALL FOR ENTRIES – 2020 TELEVISION DIGITAL MEDIA CANADIAN SCREEN

Final Deadline For Television & Digital Media Entries Extended:Friday, September 27, 2019The Academy is extending the final deadline for submitting entries for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards in television and digital media to Friday, September 27, 2019. The video content deadline is October 15, 2019.To learn more about the changes to the Rules & Regulations, including newly added categories in Television & Digital Media, please visit academy.ca/awards. Login/Register With: Academy voting members receive preferred rates on television & digital entry fees.Not a member yet?Join here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisement read more

SCENE CELEBRATES 10 MILLION MEMBERS WITH NATIONAL NO EXCUSES DAY THIS FRIDAY

Advertisement TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2019 – (TSX: CGX) – SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program, is encouraging Canadians to set their excuses aside and make time to socialize with friends and family on National No Excuses Day this Friday, September 27. The campaign marks SCENE’s celebration of reaching 10 million members and will offer cardholders an abundance of exclusive promotional offers, including half off point redemptions for any movie at Cineplex theatres across the country on National No Excuses Day.SCENE launched the campaign to inspire Canadians to prioritize time for shared social experiences and shine a spotlight on just how often they are making excuses and opting to stay in. A recent survey conducted by SCENE found that more than 90 per cent of Canadians have made an excuse to get out of going out with friends and family, despite the fact that 75 per cent of those polled feel that social experiences are good for their well-being.“With so many commitments and responsibilities, people often get caught up in their daily routines and forget to pause to have some fun,” said Matthew Seagrim, Managing Director, SCENE. “We are thrilled to be launching National No Excuses Day on September 27 to encourage Canadians everywhere to say ‘yes’ to making memories together. Whether it’s food, flicks or other fun, SCENE is making it easier to make time for the ones who matter most, while at the same time celebrating a huge milestone for our team.” Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Additional Survey Insights:Only half of Canadians (55 per cent) feel they don’t go out as often as they’d like toMillennials are the most likely to make excuses to avoid going out, with a third saying that being ‘too tired’ is their most common excuseMore than half of Canadians say that dinner and a movie is the ideal night outAlmost three quarters of Canadians polled agreed that people aren’t getting enough face time in personBeyond redeeming half the amount of SCENE points for Cineplex movies, members will also have access to several other offers through SCENE’s roster of more than ten food and entertainment partners. More information and details on other redemption offers are available at SCENE.ca/NoExcuses.Canadians are encouraged to engage in National No Excuses Day by using the hashtag #AreYouIn or by visiting SCENE’s social channels on Facebook (Facebook.com/SCENE), Twitter (@SCENECard) and Instagram (@SCENECard).About SCENESCENE®, the entertainment rewards program launched by Scotiabank and Cineplex in 2007, has more than 10 million members across Canada. SCENE enables members to earn and redeem points for movies, movie downloads and rentals, as well as concessions. Members can earn and redeem points for a night out at The Rec Room and over 800 Recipe Unlimited Corporation (formerly Cara Operations Limited) restaurants across the country. Members can accelerate their earning power with the SCENE® ScotiaCard® debit card and SCENE® VISA card. SCENE Loyalty Program (CNW Group/Cineplex) Advertisement read more

The Elders Warn of Escalating Nuclear Tensions Following Termination of INF Treaty

The Elders warned today that the imminent termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia risks sparking an ever greater escalation of nuclear tensions and a breakdown of global security structures.They noted that each side has blamed the other in a deepening cycle of recrimination. Even if the responsibilities for this breakdown of the INF Treaty are not shared, both sides share responsibility for the future to uphold arms control treaties and pursue disarmament.The Elders thus called on US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to act in the interests of all humanity rather than following short-sighted agendas, noting that the consequences of the termination of the INF will be acutely felt in Europe and Asia and will exacerbate global tensions ahead of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2020.Gro Harlem Brundtland, Elder and former Prime Minister of Norway, said:“The INF Treaty helped to end the Cold War and restore peace and security in Europe. I fear this legacy risks being squandered by one side or the other through a mix of bellicosity and hubris. The leaders of Russia and the United States must refocus their strategies in favour of nuclear disarmament, not escalation. Both leaders have at times spoken in this sense. They must turn their positive words into realistic action.”The Elders noted with alarm that the probable termination of the INF is only one element of destabilising uncertainty around the future of arms control, given the lack of clarity around the extension of the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), reports that the US could “unsign” the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, and the overall lack of dialogue on any form of arms control between the US and Russia.Increased geopolitical tensions from the Korean Peninsula to the Indo-Pakistan frontier and the Gulf make it all the more imperative to have a serious, substantial discussion between the nuclear powers to defuse tensions and restore trusted channels of dialogue.Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Chair of The Elders and former UN Secretary-General, said:“There is a very real risk that the whole security architecture around nuclear non-proliferation that was built up during the decades of superpower confrontation may collapse, through neglect, miscalculation and ill-founded threat analysis. It is crucial that the US and Russia agree to extend New START as soon as possible, and for the P5 states to get serious about making progress on disarmament ahead of the NPT Review Conference in 2020.”In the event that the United States proceeds with its intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty by 2 August, 2019, The Elders called on all leaders to exercise maximum restraint and refrain from actions that would further raise security tensions in the European arena. They urged Russia and the US in particular not to unilaterally develop or deploy new INF-range weapons systems, and to consider creative solutions that could help preserve the benefits provided by the INF Treaty as far as possible.Existing arms control frameworks need not only to be preserved but expanded to counter new technological developments such as hypersonic weapons and space-based delivery systems. This should be done on a multilateral basis with all parties acting in good faith.Ernesto Zedillo, Elder and former President of Mexico, said:“The world cannot afford a return to the threat of nuclear annihilation we endured in the Cold War. Multilateral engagement is crucial to securing global peace and disarmament. Today’s leaders need to reassert the key message of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev a generation ago: a nuclear war can never be won, and must never be fought.” read more

CONCERT FOR AMERICA To Benefit the National Immigration Law Center

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have announced casting for the next iteration of their critically-acclaimed CONCERT FOR AMERICA, an evening leveraging the power of music and performance to support vulnerable people in crisis.The benefit event, which will take place at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, September 21, will feature performances and calls to action from recent newlyweds Chris Wood (Supergirl) and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl herself!), Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady (Let’s Make A Deal), Liz Callaway (singing her Oscar-nominated song from the film Anastasia), Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Kate Flannery (The Office), Grant Gustin (singing Pasek & Paul’s “Running Home To You” from The Flash), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Tony Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen), Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch(The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Emmy and Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf (The Conners), Grammy Award winner Melissa Manchester, Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Caroline Rhea (Disney channel’s Sydney To The Max), Gina Torres (Pearson), and more!Proceeds from the event will benefit the National Immigration Law Center, an organization whose mission is to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. CONCERT FOR AMERICA is co-presented by Greg Berlanti, Robbie Rogers, and their Berlanti Family Foundation.“A concert of amazing performers belting up a storm or being hilarious, combined with information on how every person watching, can help this national crisis is my idea of a perfect evening!” says Rudetsky.Wesley adds, “Seth and I feel that the best way to achieve social justice is through art. We are also honored to announce that Dr. Colleen Kraft, the immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will be joining us at Royce Hall to discuss the continuing crisis at our southern border and her informed medical opinion that ‘even short periods of detention can cause psychological trauma and long-term mental health risks for children’ and ‘the effects can be long -lasting’.”Tickets are available for purchase now at ConcertForAmerica.com. For those unable to attend CONCERT FOR AMERICA in person, it will be broadcast via Facebook Live and at ConcertforAmerica.com, beginning at 6pm PDT on Saturday, September 21.A concert of songs, comedy, and commentary, CONCERT FOR AMERICA has been hailed by the New York Times as “striking for its emphasis on the importance of faith in the United States and optimism about its future.” Created and hosted by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, who also organized the Broadway For Orlando/What the World Needs Now is Love recording in 2016.CONCERT FOR AMERICA debuted on January 20, 2017, and toured the country, benefitting five national organizations fighting for civil, human, and environmental rights. This will be the 13th CONCERT FOR AMERICA benefit, the most recent one taking place last summer in NYC starring Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald Tina Fey, Patrick Wilson, among others.CONCERT FOR AMERICA is created and organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, in association with Your Kids, Our Kids, as well as with the generous support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. read more

Stars Join Fender Play Foundation

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of the Fender Play Foundation, the brand’s new non-profit intended to provide resources and music education opportunities to equip, educate and inspire young players.Over the next three years Fender Play Foundation will raise $3 million for educational institutions and organizations that provide youth with opportunities to learn how to play. To kick-start fundraising efforts, Fender will donate $1 million and use that initial donation to expand further fundraising. Support for music education programs will start in the brand’s own backyard near its Los Angeles, Calif., Nashville, Tenn. and Scottsdale, Ariz., offices with plans to expand to more cities and programs in 2020.Fender has invited some of the most-inspiring musicians across genres, including Chris Stapleton, Avril Lavigne, Ashley McBryde, Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt, and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz to serve as the Fender Play Foundation Artist Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 year, with others to be announced. Artist Ambassadors will partner with the Foundation to inspire youth through initiatives like surprise instrument drops and meet and greets in their local communities, donating signed gear and memorabilia for auction, appearing at galas, as well as providing guidance and direction on the Foundation’s overall direction to ensure youth are served in the best way possible. In turn, Fender will support artist ambassador charities that align with the Fender Play Foundation’s overall mission. Additional artists are slated to become artist ambassadors in 2020. The Fender Play Foundation will also support charities near and dear to artists, such as Notes For Notes, where applicable.“When I was a kid, I picked up a guitar and found a whole new world at my fingertips,” said Chris Stapleton. “I’m proud to partner with the Fender Play Foundation to help kids from all walks of life find a whole new world of their own.”“Fender has been so supportive of The Avril Lavigne Foundation since its inception, so I was honored when they asked me to be part of the launch of their own charitable efforts,” said Avril Lavigne. “Providing instruments to schools, camps and others who don’t have access to music on a daily basis is both necessary and inspiring, and I’m looking forward to working alongside my fellow Artist Advisors to deliver what is sure to be a lifetime of exciting memories!”“I am so proud to partner with Fender,” said singer-songwriter and CMA Award-nominee/ACM Award-winner Ashley McBryde. “Getting instruments into the hands of music educators and kids who genuinely need them is such an honor. Inspiring the next generation of musicians and artists is some of the most important work I could ever be a part of. ““I’m excited to team up with the Fender Play Foundation to support the next generation of shredders,” said Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. “Growing up in Vegas my music mentors and education were such a huge influence on my life, I hope through partnering with Fender, that I can help do the same for young musicians!”“Give them instruments and they will change the world!” added Mike Dirnt, bassist of Green Day.“I’m happy to be part of Fender’s initiative to inspire and help the next gen’s set of musicians,” said Pete Wentz, bassist of Fall Out Boy.Fender Play Foundation works with organizations, educators and artists to support communities through equipment donations, personalized instruction and artist experiences. Operating under the belief that music is a universal language that empowers self-expression and community-building everywhere, the Fender Play Foundation strives to place these powerful tools in the hands of youth who aspire to play. The Foundation’s primary goals are to: Equip: Create access points for youth learning, as well as provide gear for educational institutions, schools and organizations that will have the ability to apply for grants Educate: Give students access to essential learning tools. Fender Play subscriptions will be provided with instrument drops and donations and the Foundation will work to subsidize the cost of instructors Inspire: Work with Fender Play Foundation Artist Ambassadors, who will donate their time to inspire youth, focused on instrument drops and appearances in local communities. All artist ambassadors will donate signed instruments and memorabilia for auction to benefit the Foundation“Leo Fender believed that all artists are angels and his job was to give them wings to fly,” said Andy Mooney, Chief Executive Officer at Fender. “We view the Fender Play Foundation as an important vehicle to equip, educate and inspire the next generation of artists. Every child deserves access to music education opportunities and tools that give them ‘wings to fly.’ As an avid player, I can attest to the many benefits that come with playing an instrument and how the power of music can enrich your life.”Fender Play Foundation (FPF) kicked off its first month by donating guitars, ukuleles and basses to Adopt the Arts, Notes for Notes, Musack, Young Musicians Foundation, and other organizations that share the Foundation’s belief in the power of music. By donating instruments, the Fender Play Foundation is empowering hundreds of members within these programs to begin and sustain their musical journey. To support players, instruments will be accompanied with a subscription to Fender Play, the complete learning app for guitar, bass and ukulele that gets beginners playing in minutes through guided paths and top-notch curriculum.This month, Fender Play Foundation is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles, Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse, to build and launch an interactive space, equipped with Squier guitars and basses, Rumble™ and Champion™ amplifiers, accessories and Fender Play e-learning stations for members to learn guitar, ukulele and bass. Watts Willowbrook has over 200 youth members and every day over 100 youth enjoy the Clubhouse facilities, making it the ideal space for members to learn how to play in a creative, safe environment during 44 weeks of instruction subsidized by the Foundation. Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse is one of three Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles locations Fender is serving in 2019-2020 to create access for over 300 members to learn how to play. In September, Fender Play Foundation will also support long-time investor partner Servco’s Centennial Service Campaign by helping facilitate the donation of 2,000 California Coast Series ukuleles and 750 Classic Design and FA Series acoustic guitars, soft cases, and Fender Play subscriptions to public and charter schools in Hawaii. These instruments will be distributed to 55 schools throughout the Hawaiian Islands creating access for over 8,550 students.Prior to launching, the Fender Play Foundation was quietly working with other Fender artists supporting causes important to them – such as Tom Morello and Grammy-award winning 1500 Or Nothin’ and its 1500 Sound Academy – designed to serve as a bridge between school and a potential career in the music business, teaching kids the necessary knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the modern-day. The collective goal is to get as many instruments as possible into the hands of youth and to collaborate with Fender artists who advocate for the benefits of music education. Research shows that music enhances learning and aids integrated sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional and motor capacities. In fact, students highly engaged in music are academically, on average, more than one year ahead of their peers not engaged in school.With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre. The Fender Play Foundation is the next chapter in Fender’s legendary history to positively impact the world through music and uplift the next generation of musicians for decades to come. read more

UN calls on governments to improve data on how children are treated

In a new report, the third “Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children” of May 2002, he says: “Of the 190 countries that adopted ‘A world fit for children,’ at least 172, subsequently joined by Timor-Leste, have now taken or foresee taking action to operationalize its goals. Of those, some 114 have opted for national plans of action or policies specifically for children, while others have incorporated the goals, to a greater or lesser extent, in macroplanning or sectoral planning instruments.””Many of the plans of action, however, have yet to fully develop linkages to national budgeting, implementation and monitoring mechanisms,” he adds.Greater emphasis should be placed on generating and using data that is disaggregated by gender, location and other key variables so as to address disparities and support local follow-up actions, he says. “In most cases, the generation of data to support programmes specifically oriented to disadvantaged families and children remains a challenge.”A special governmental innovation has been the recognition of children and young people as a major constituency, in addition to their involvement in many government-led decision-making processes, he says. Those trends have also increased the need for adequate support and standards for the continued participation of children in progress reviews.Building on the efforts already made by governments, regular reporting to the public on progress towards the September 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the reinforcing targets of the special session’s “A world fit for children” would be an important means of social mobilization for development and a way to strengthen accountability, he says.In addition, civil society and community groups could be helped to generate information in specific areas, such as on the protection and care of those children orphaned by AIDS, the report says. read more

DR Congo UN welcomes withdrawal of M23 armed group from Goma calls

“We welcome this withdrawal, but emphasise that this is an early step and that stability in the region remains very fragile,” the spokesperson for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Kieran Dwyer, told the UN News Centre today.“It is critical that the M23 comply with the terms of the communiqué of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) restricting them outside the 20 kilometre zone around Goma and that they cease all military activity while a long-lasting solution continues to be worked on,” he added. The city of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, had been occupied last week by fighters with the M23 – a rebel group composed of soldiers who mutinied from the DRC national army in April – after a steady advance over preceding days, which included clashes with the national army, known by the French acronym FARDC.The move drew widespread condemnation and calls for the fighters’ immediate withdrawal, including from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council. It also caused a humanitarian emergency, with tens of thousands of people uprooted amidst armed clashes and reports of targeted summary executions, the widespread recruitment and use of children, unconfirmed cases of sexual violence, and other serious human rights abuses.As part of its efforts to support the national army, the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) deployed attack helicopters in aid of the FARDC’s efforts to halt the M23 advance. The peacekeeping mission has 6,700 and 4,000 troops in the provinces of North and South Kivu, respectively, including, in some places, behind the M23 lines. North Kivu alone is four times the size of Belgium. In Goma, the mission has some 1,500 ‘blue helmets.’ During the M23 occupation, they controlled the city’s airport and conducted regular patrols, in line with their mandate to provide protection for civilians.“MONUSCO mobilised 17 rapid reaction units in the city throughout the day to monitor the M23 withdrawal which took place in a largely orderly manner,” Mr. Dwyer said, adding that its troops also secured key installations, including the Central Bank, Governor’s House and communications infrastructure at Goma Hill.The withdrawal is in line with an ICGLR communiqué issued on 25 November, which, in addition to the establishment of the so-called neutral zone, also urged the rebel group to stop the violence and threats to depose the DRC Government. The communiqué was issued after a meeting of the regional grouping – attended by several African heads of State – in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.Throughout Saturday, UN peacekeepers escorted DRC national police, who had arrived from the city of Bukavu on 30 November, to various vital installations. “MONUSCO expects the deployment of an additional 1,000 Congolese national police to Goma in the coming days to control law and order in the city,” Mr. Dwyer added.MONUSCO also continues to monitor the movements of M23 in the withdrawal to the 20 kilometre Neutral Zone, and has begun monitoring and patrolling this zone in accordance with the ICGLR communiqué. UN humanitarian agencies and their partners have been working to provide assistance, including food, water and shelter, to around 140,000 people uprooted in North Kivu province – of which Goma is the capital – over the last week. The situation arose within the context of an existing humanitarian crisis in eastern DRC – there were already 2.4 million internally displaced persons in the country, including more than 1.6 million in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu.“The people of the region have suffered too much as a result of armed groups. Well over 100,000 people urgently need humanitarian assistance, including food, health care and shelter,” Mr. Dwyer said. “In order for government, UN and other humanitarian assistance to be able to reach those in need, it is critical that stability be maintained and the rights of civilians be respected.”He added, “Access for humanitarian assistance in all areas is a critical priority in the coming days, while MONUSCO works to consolidate stability in the 20 kilometre Neutral Zone.”On Friday, the Security Council’s so-called 1533 Committee – which deals with an arms embargo that applies to non-governmental entities and individuals operating in eastern DRC, as well as targeted travel and financial sanctions – added two M23 leaders to its list of individuals and entities subject to sanction measures.The two are Baudoin Ngaruye, the group’s third-highest ranked military leader, and Innocent Kaina, a sector commander – both men are said to be responsible for severe violations of human rights and international law, ranging from killings and abductions to the recruitment and training of child soldiers. read more

Brock students to reveal Life Stories with residents of Tabor Manor Monday

What do 20-year-old university students and 90-year-old seniors have in common? As it turns out, more than either of them thought.Nearly 50 students in a third-year Brock University Leisure and Aging course have had a unique experiential learning opportunity as they spent the past three months working with aging adults at Radiant Care Tabor Manor in St. Catharines.Recreation and Leisure Studies Associate Professor Colleen Whyte teaches students in her RECL 3P12 every Monday morning at the long-term care home. They spend an hour in a makeshift classroom at the facility and then another hour working one-on-one with residents.“Many students come in saying, generationally, we’re just so different and we’re not going to have a lot in common,” Whyte said. “But they meet with these older adults who have grandchildren their age and they’re asking about television shows like Stranger Things. The course is building those connections and breaking down barriers.”With the Winter Term coming to a close, the Leisure and Aging students will wrap up their time at Tabor Manor on Monday, April 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. when they present ‘Life Stories,’ a collection of short, photo-based biographical books they’ve produced about the lives of the older adults they’ve come to know.The 12-page Life Story books have been produced for 100 Tabor Manor residents, many of whom are dealing with memory loss and will have the books in their rooms as a way to help stimulate conversation and memories as visitors come and go.Monday’s event will bring together the students, residents and their families, as the books are presented.“It’s anticipated that these books will be a valuable resource and keepsake for residents and their families,” said Radiant Care CEO Tim Siemens. “Students used their skills as recreationists and their skills of engagement and communication to elicit the personalities, stories and memories of the residents they partnered with.”What: Presentation of ‘Life Stories’ by Brock RECL 3P12 studentsWhen: Monday, April 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m.Where: Radiant Care Tabor Manor — Great Room, 7 Tabor Dr., St. CatharinesParking: Available next door at Scott Street Church read more