Weinsteins former assistant challenging parts of Toronto lawsuit

first_imgTORONTO – A lawyer for a former assistant to Harvey Weinstein is challenging parts of a lawsuit brought by a Toronto woman against his client and the disgraced Hollywood producer, arguing Monday that his client’s alleged acts are subject to a statute of limitations that has expired.Barbara Schneeweiss worked for Weinstein for approximately 20 years and is named as a defendant in the suit from a Toronto actress who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein nearly two decades ago.The actress, who cannot be named, alleges Schneeweiss set up a meeting between her and Weinstein in 2000 despite having some degree of knowledge that it might lead to a sexual assault. The actress’s statement of claim alleges Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her without consent at that meeting.Later, when the actress went with her agent and a friend to meet with Weinstein, expecting an apology, Schneeweiss allegedly conspired to get the actress in a room with Weinstein alone, at which point he attempted to stick his tongue down her throat, according to the woman’s statement of claim.None of the allegations in the lawsuit have been proven in court.Schneeweiss’ lawyer Jonathan Rosenstein argued at a hearing that his client’s alleged acts are subject to a statute of limitations that has expired.Under Ontario law, a plaintiff generally has two years from the time of an alleged incident to sue someone, but legislation passed in 2016 abolished any time limitation for filing a lawsuit for a matter relating to sexual violence or harassment.Rosenstein argued, however, that Schneeweiss’ alleged actions were not necessarily perpetrated “in relation” to any alleged sexual assault.If Schneeweiss did not know that a sexual assault had taken place, but rather, had only heard rumours and hearsay about Weinstein’s alleged actions with women, she should be held liable only for allegedly failing to warn someone of potential harm, not for causing that harm to occur, Rosenstein said.Rosenstein also argued that the actress did not specify in her claim how much Schneeweiss allegedly knew about Weinstein’s alleged sexual activities.Marie Henein, the actress’ lawyer, countered that failing to warn someone of the danger of a sexual assault appears to fit the legislation’s definition of an act “relating to” sexual assault.“All of the claims … are directly in relation to sexual assault in this case,” she said.And the statement of claim is clear in alleging that Schneeweiss, at best, was aware of Weinstein’s activities and intentions in private meetings with actresses and, at worst, was actively procuring women for him, she added.“She is a facilitator, she is an accomplice, she is part and parcel of a scheme,” Henein said.Justice Patrick Monahan is expected to make a decision in the coming days with regards to Schneeweiss’ challenge.The actress’s lawsuit against Weinstein, as well as other defendants Miramax and Disney, will continue regardless of the outcome of Rosenstein’s challenge.Weinstein, an Oscar-winning film producer, faces sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations from several women.On Oct. 8, he was fired from the Weinstein Company — the film studio he co-founded with his brother in 2005 – days after the New York Times published a story detailing some of the allegations against him. Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hofmeister has said Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.last_img read more

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2019-10-17

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TransCanada says spill clean up underway in South Dakota as pipeline vote

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. said Friday that work is well underway to clean up a sizable oil leak at its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota that occurred days before a vote on the fate of the company’s flagship pipeline proposal.The company said about 75 crew members, as well as government officials, are on site near Amherst, S.D., with a full complement of clean-up equipment to contain the 795,000-litre spill in a farmer’s field.“TransCanada has taken this incident very seriously and is working with federal and state regulatory agencies,” the company said in an update.The company said it has observed no further environmental impacts and no threat to public safety, though the nearby Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation has expressed concern the spill might contaminate water supplies.Thursday’s spill comes four days before Nebraska is set to vote on whether TransCanada can go ahead with Keystone XL pipeline, which would take a more direct route than the existing Keystone pipeline by going through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with pipelines that feed Texas Gulf Coast refineries.Environmentalists were quick to point to the spill as reason to reject the Keystone XL project, but state officials said Friday the spill won’t affect their decision.A spokeswoman for the Nebraska Public Service Commission said commissioners will base their decision solely on evidence presented during public hearings and from official public comments.A Nebraska law approved in 2011 prevents the commissioners from factoring pipeline safety or the possibility of leaks into their decisions. Lawmakers argued at the time that pipeline safety was a federal responsibility that pre-empts state law. Opponents say oil interests lobbied for the restriction.The news might not sway the vote, but will bring greater focus to the issue, said James Coleman, an energy law expert at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.“It’s the worst possible timing, and it’s a reasonably big spill….I think most people expect the commissioners to approve it regardless, but nonetheless, it’s not helpful.”Among other concerns, opponents of Keystone XL say the pipeline would pass through the Sandhills, an ecologically fragile region in Nebraska of grass-covered sand dunes, and would cross the land of farmers and ranchers who don’t want it.“There’s some states where the big issue is climate change, but Nebraska, the issue has been those local land-use impacts, and so I’m sure the commissioners will have that in mind,” said Coleman.The spill near the border of Minnesota and the source of the Minnesota River has certainly raised concerns about Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) Line 3 pipeline replacement project in the state, said Coleman.He said he wasn’t sure, however, whether this Keystone spill will have an impact on current review of the pipeline in the state that’s already approved elsewhere, but it certainly will add fodder to those campaigning against oil pipelines.“I think that this will continue to be a bigger and bigger political issue because, as climate campaigners haven’t had success in other areas, they feel like this is one area where they’ve been reasonably successful.”Protesters have already started setting up camps and planning direct action to stop Enbridge’s Line 3 construction, which is already underway in Canada.Pipeline opponents have also vowed to stop the Keystone XL pipeline if it is approved, having once declared victory on the project when Barack Obama rejected it in 2015, only for President Donald Trump to give the go-ahead earlier this year.Shares of TransCanada (TSX:TRP) were down 1.2 per cent in early afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, as the energy sector rose half a percentage point.-With files from APlast_img read more

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2019-10-13

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IndoLanka fishermen sink differences in Katchatheevu

The inaugural ceremony was originally scheduled for December 7, but it got postponed following the demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.Rameswaram fishermen, who claimed traditional rights over St. Antony’s Church, protested after the Jaffna Diocese announced the inaugural function without extending an invitation to them.After they threatened to force their participation if the government did not facilitate their pilgrimage, the External Affairs Ministry allowed a 20-member delegation but the fishermen insisted that the Centre should allow at least 100. After Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam took up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry conceded the fishermen’s demand. In all, 82 Indian pilgrims — 75 fishermen, four priests and three sisters — set sail to the islet at 6. 50 a.m. from the fishing jetty here in three mechanised boats and returned at 3. 45 p.m. Collector S. Natarajan and Superintendent of Police N. Manivannan supervised the arrangements for the pilgrimage. “They received us very well and we were extremely happy,” said Rev. Fr. Sagayaraj. He delivered the thanksgiving address after the holy mass. The Rameswaram fishermen were happy after Bishop Justin Gnanapragasam declared that “this is a ‘church of reconciliation’ and said that the Indian fishermen were free to make their contributions for the development of the church.” The Jaffna Diocese proposed to make the annual festival a three-day event and wanted Indian pilgrims to spend more time in the islet, he said, quoting the Bishop. Striking a chord of camaraderie with their Sri Lankan counterparts, Rameswaram fishermen, led by Verkodu parish priest Rev. Fr. L. Sagayaraj, participated in the inaugural ceremony of newly built St. Antony’s Church at Katchatheevu, organised by the Jaffna Diocese with its parish in Delft island on Friday, The Hindu reported.After Commander of Sri Lankan Navy Vice-Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne handed over the church, Bishop of Jaffna Diocese Rev. Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam declared it open by unveiling a plaque followed by a mass. The pilgrims were escorted up to the International Maritime Border Line and back by the Indian Coast Guard and the Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group, led by its Superintendent of Police R. Sakthivel.“All those who turned up for the trip were cleared and the exercise was smooth,” Mr. Manivannan told The Hindu . Though 100 persons were registered for the trip, 16 fishermen and two sisters did not turn up, he said. After the Bishop expressed interest in building a new church in the place of an old structure, the naval chief took personal interest and built it with the help of dedicated naval staff. read more

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2019-10-08

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Sudan should focus on peace accord and human rights UN expert says

Sudanese officials should also work closely with the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to deploy police in vulnerable areas in Darfur to protect civilians – particularly in camps for internally displaced person (IDP) – from harassment and murder, and to prevent rape and violence against women, the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Sudan, Sima Samar, told the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural (Third) Committee on Thursday.The Rapporteur, who is an unpaid expert serving in an independent personal capacity, just returned from a weeklong visit to Sudan, which she said has embarked on a difficult path of peace building, reconciliation, and reconstruction. She noted that the Government’s process was marked by delays in implementing the peace agreement in Darfur, and it is experiencing challenges in harmonizing the national legislation with the Interim National Constitution, particularly along the lines of protecting international human rights.A culture of impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations still exists, and while authorities have acknowledged the violence, they have contested accounts of its magnitude, she said.The Rapporteur, who receives her mandate from the UN Commission on Human Rights and reports back to it, said that an end to impunity for human rights violators was vital to achieving sustainable peace. She urged the Khartoum Government to coordinate with law enforcement and the judiciary to bring violators to justice, as well as to ensure that detainees were not subject to ill-treatment and torture during pre-trial detention. read more

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2019-10-06

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Yemen UN Security Council condemns Houthi missile attacks targeting Saudi cities

The denouncement against such launches, including the use of ballistic missiles, came in a Press Statement issued late Wednesday by the Council, which said that the 25 March attacks ‘threatened civilian areas and resulted in at least one fatality.”The Statement said the 15-member body “underlined that such attacks pose a serious national security threat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as a wider threat to regional security.”Since the uprisings in Yemen broke out in early 2011, the UN has been engaged in helping Yemenis to find a peaceful solution.  However, on 26 March 2015, a coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia intervened militarily at the request of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi to secure the return of the Government to Sana’a, which had been seized by Houthi militias and allied units of the armed forces.Three years on, the fighting is raging and the ensuing humanitarian crisis has only deepened in a country that was already one of the region’s poorest.In the Statement, the Council “reiterated the need for all parties to return to dialogue as the only means of delivering a negotiated political settlement and engage constructively with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, with a view towards swiftly reaching a final and comprehensive agreement to end the conflict and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis.” read more

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2019-10-02

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Northern Territory in imminent danger of losing real opportunity – NT Executive

first_imgThis week’s positive Ministerial Statement to Australian Parliament, by Resources Minister Kon Vatskalis, begs the question of how the vast mineral resources in the Northern Territory (NT) are going to be exported. This is the opinion of the Northern Territory Executive Director, Scott Perkins. He says: “While the potential is there, the ability to get it out is lacking. It is widely recognised that the NT is the easiest jurisdiction in Australia to do business, but all this effort is wasted if there is inadequate transport and export infrastructure.” Perkins continues: “The Minister is right; we have huge potential in the NT and everyone is working hard to ensure it is developed. We have a well respected set of strategies and a realistic and enthusiastic program of development.” But, he says, “There is obvious trouble with the port and it probably needs to have twice the current capacity if it is to handle anywhere near the expected volumes that can come from the next up-cycle in commodities. The whole transport chain is in need of upgrade pointing to lack of appropriate rail links and deteriorating road structures. After the Darwin – Adelaide railway was opened we saw several sustainable mines become viable and subsequently open. This means jobs and export opportunity for the NT. “Now is the time to invest in improving the transport chain. There are huge minerals deposits that would be developed but for the proximity of robust transport infrastructure. This was identified in a recent study by the Minerals Council of Australia in a report released earlier this year. MCA’s Vision 2020 report makes it clear that there are huge infrastructure gaps that are hampering efforts to enhance minerals export potential.“We cannot afford to wait then try to build while the port is clogged and there are ships waiting off shore. While we welcome the funding for studies into the Darwin Port announced some months ago by Infrastructure Australia and the NT Government, the reality is that it represents less than half the money needed to get the port up to scratch.“It doesn’t take another study to work out that Darwin is the natural outlet into Asia.   There is no reason why there can’t be a comprehensive reconstruction of the port commencing now. Unless something is done quickly, we are in imminent danger of losing real opportunity and real jobs in the Territory.”last_img read more

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2019-09-24

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Opinion I was hurting inside but was worried Id be seen as

first_imgAT 13 YEARS OLD I was surrounded by darkness, lost in my own world of negativity, doubting myself, harming myself and contemplating suicide. At the age of 13 I hid my feelings, thoughts and emotions. I allowed society to determine my actions, I allowed myself to believe it was wrong to talk, that it was wrong to feel the way I did and so I kept feeling that way, I kept harming myself and I kept considering suicide. I was ashamed, worried about how the world would see me if they knew, if they knew how much I was hurting inside and I was worried I would be seen as an outcast, a weirdo, a freak, and so up until the age of 15 I kept everything bottled up.At the age of 15, still worried about how society would view me if I came clean – if I told them what was really going on – I reached breaking point, I knew I couldn’t go on like that for much longer and so I did it, I followed my plan and I attempted to take my own life.Sadly, this only proved to confirm my thoughts about how people would view me. My peers retreated, they no longer wanted to be associated with me, I lost friends and I was struggling to find people who really cared about me and, after having little luck, I went back to my old ways, I let my depression control me and I let my depression determine whether or not to let people in and so I bottled everything up, I began self harming and I hid everything.The path of destructionFor another two years I continued to hide everything. I continued down my path of destruction. I did this because I wasn’t ready to ask for help, I wasn’t ready to admit that I had been suffering from depression and I wasn’t ready to turn my life around. But one day things changed, things began to look a bit brighter because I found that one good adult, I found that one person who I knew wouldn’t judge me and I found the one person I could talk to. So after years of pretending to talk to the doctors and the counsellors and everybody else who I was put into a room with I had found the one person I knew I could trust, Mrs L.She supported me, she looked after me, she helped me and – most importantly – she listened to me. So when I had again reached rock bottom and I was planning to take my life for the second time in 5th year I spoke up, I found some strength within me and I said “I don’t want to live like this any more”.Something clicked within me and I knew that no matter how people would react to me knowing I was suffering from a mental illness, I told myself that I deserved to be happy and I deserved to control my life again.Things happened pretty quickly after hitting rock bottom for the second time and after speaking to Mrs L the next day I was admitted into a psychiatric adolescent unit where I spent the next four months. It was far from easy, it was hell. I was 17, away from my friends, stuck in a hospital and my only way of coping was taken away from me, I was no longer in a position to relieve my thoughts and emotions through self-harm and while I did engage in self-harm while I was given leave and allowed home, and while I did take more attempts on my life, I knew that it wasn’t what I wanted: what I wanted was to get better. It wasn’t until I accepted that I had depression and that I accepted that my way of coping was a negative way I began my long road to recovery, a road which I am still on but with each day I get a bit stronger and a bit further.I am open and honest about my pastMy mental illness broke me down bit by bit but my family and friends built me back up and made me stronger than ever. I’m now 19 and I am open and honest about my past, about my self-harm and about my experience with a mental illness because I hope that someday my story will encourage just one person to speak up before it’s too late, before they are too ill to get treatment as an outpatient and before they are too ill to recognise that they do have a mental health issue.I am now 19 and I have suffered with depression since I was 13 as a result of life experiences; as a result of my depression I have become a stronger person. Looking back over my time in hospital, my experience with stigma, my self-harm and my dark days, I see how that has made me who I am today. My actions over the years, although negative, have allowed doctors to correctly diagnose me with borderline personality disorder and treat my condition appropriately.Do I view my talking as a weakness? No, because it took strength and guts to tell people how I really feel, it took courage and bravery for me to open up and risk being judged, and most importantly it took time for me to open up. A mental illness isn’t something we should be ashamed of, it is something we should use to teach us how life knocks us down but how it also helps us back up, we should use it as an opportunity to become stronger, and more resilient.I have nothing to be ashamed ofI’m 19 and I have struggled with a mental illness, I have been addicted to self-harm, I have spend months in hospital and most of all I have become a stronger person. I made it out the other end of my mental health issues, I still have my bad days like everybody else, but I have learned to look after my mental health and I have learned ways of being kind to myself when I am having a bad day.Sometimes it takes experiencing something negative to make you aware of things. I hope by sharing my story I will make some people more aware of looking after their mental health without themselves going through a mental illness. I am here today as a result of my friends and family, the doctors and nurses who looked after me in hospital – and also because others who have shared their stories with a mental illness made me realise I have nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to hide and I have as much a right to speak about my illness/disorder as anyone with a physical illness/disorder.This May I will continue to share my story in the hopes I can get people talking about mental health in a positive way. I’m ready to start a conversation, are you?Siobhán Brady is a 19-year-old Community and Youth Work student in NUI Maynooth. After battling a mental health issue for many years, she feels it is her duty to promote positive mental health and reduce the stigma of mental health. She has become a See Change ambassador and has also started her own charitable initiative, , Label Jars Not People, along with her very supportive friends. Siobhán documents her bad days and good days on her blog, There’s always light at the end of the tunnel, in the hopes that she can encourage at least one person to open up and seek help if needed.The month of May is all about the Green Ribbon Campaign, run by See Change in Ireland. Read:  Want to end mental health stigma? Get talkinglast_img read more

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2019-09-22

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Tuchel disappointed after PSGs draw with Strasbourg

first_imgParis Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has blasted his team following their 1-1 draw with Strasbourg in the French league on Wednesday night.Edinson Cavani earned a point for the champions with a second-half penalty after Kenny Lala’s penalty kick before the end of first half gave Strasbourg a surprise lead.Thomas Tuchel’s men extended their unbeaten league start to 16 games this season, but have failed to win back-to-back Ligue 1 games since their important victory over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League last Wednesday.“I cannot expect from my players the same state of mind as against Liverpool,” Tuchel said, according to Sports Mole.“We showed a good spirit in Bordeaux (on Sunday) and today we attacked and defended together.”Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…PSG’s failure to convert any of their many chances in the first half came back to haunt them as Strasbourg took the lead through Lala’s 40th-minute penalty.German defender Thilo Kehrer was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area and after the incident was referred to the use of VAR, Lala converted the spot-kickLe Parisiens went in search of the equaliser as soon as the second half kicked off, but met with stubborn resistance by Strasbourg before Cavani’s goal ensured they took a share of the spoils.last_img read more

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2019-09-17

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Protest In Soldotna Due To Satanic Invocation

first_imgWilliam Siebenmorgen, who flew from Pennsylvania to protest the prayer vigil: “These are just a few of the instances where God has defeated Satan. Whatever the results of the June 18 Rally of Reparation, God will be pleased with our public prayers of reparation. We want God’s blessings on America, not Satan’s curses. Lucifer is the eternal loser. Let’s keep him out.” Roughly 40 people held signs reading “reject Satan and his works” and “know Jesus and his love,”  outside the borough building. The borough then passed a resolution to amend their policy at their meeting on November 20 to broaden the scope of eligible invocation providers to better reflect the diversity of beliefs in the borough. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on June 21st, 2019 at 02:55 pmMany were shocked when they heard that a Satanic invocation would officially open the meeting at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday. Onlookers protested outside the borough building prior to the invocation at the assembly meeting. A member of the Satanic Temple, Iris Fontana, offered the invocation prompting walkouts by nearly a dozen people.center_img Fontana: “Let’s us cast aside our differences to use reason, logic, science and compassion to create solutions for the greater good for our community. It is done, hail Satan.” In October, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the borough’s previous prayer policy violated the State Constitution. The lawsuit was brought on by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. The previous policy only allowed certain groups to deliver the invocation. Catholics from seven states flew to the Kenai Peninsula to pray a Rosary of reparation and protest against this public Satanic prayer.last_img read more

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2019-09-14

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It Chapter 2 trailer a bloody scary way to start ComicCon

first_img 0 It Chapter 2 is the second part of 2017’s blockbuster movie It based on Stephen King’s 1986 best-seller. “[The film is] still about that friendship those kids in chapter one developed and how they really became each other’s best friends to fight this evil,” Mustafa told CNET. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s horrifying, but it’s still touching.” postercropped Warner Bros. A new poster also hit Wednesday, showing a pair of ominous yellow clown eyes staring out from a face covered in white makeup. Those crimson-red slashes definitely can’t mean anything good. Chastain has said the film features one of the bloodiest scenes of any horror film, ever.  62 Photos Rick and Morty Comic-Con exclusive toy unboxing It Chapter 2 opens on Sept. 5 in Australia and on Sept. 6 in the US and UK.   6:21 Share your voice Originally published July 18, 1:42 a.m. PT. Update, 9:22 a.m. PT: Adds link to new trailer that just appeared online.  The new trailer for It Chapter 2 debuted to audiences at Comic-Con a day before it posted online. New Line Cinema Pennywise the evil clown is back, and creepy as ever. A trailer for It Chapter 2 debuted Wednesday night at San Diego Comic-Con ahead of its debut online Thursday, and if murderous clowns make you nervous, this footage won’t do anything to ease your terror. The It Chapter 2 trailer quickly reveals that 27 years after the first movie, most of the members of the Losers’ Club have somehow forgotten their horrific experiences after moving out of Derry, Maine, as adults.”Something happens to you when you leave this town,” Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) says. But since he didn’t leave, he remembers everything. The final clip appears to take place later in the film, and as such I won’t be revealing much about it. The Losers return to the old house seen at the end of the 2017 It film. Muschietti told the audience before airing the clip that the house is only visible to children, and apparently the Losers’ Club. This sequence leads to a horrifying reveal. Now playing: Watch this: Stephen King gave Isaiah Mustafa a new take on life … and death Everything you need to know about horror film It Chapter 2 It Chapter 2 Comic-Con trailer reveals what the Losers… No clowning around here. @jes_chastain was in a “kiddie pool filled with blood” on the set of #ITChapter2. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/sZ8eaFdfiV— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 18, 2019 The Losers know how to make an entrance. #ItChapter2 is taking over #SDCC. 🤡 pic.twitter.com/OgxLK8UE6j— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 18, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Comic-Con Mike tells his friends — including Bill (James McAvoy), Beverly (Jessica Chastain), Richie (Bill Hader), Ben (Jay Ryan) and Eddie (James Ransone) — that Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård) wasn’t stopped back when the friends with Stanley (Andy Bean) last battled it.In the trailer, McAvoy runs through a funhouse to rescue a child who’s encountered the bloodthirsty clown. We also see sewers and lots of red balloons, which Pennywise clutches while flying through the air. We also see the reappearance of Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) who is seen telling Beverly, “I died.”In addition to dealing with creepy kids, Beverly will also be covered in fake blood for at least a part of the film. So much blood Chastain said that she was thrilled to learn about the sequence from director Andy Muschietti. “Let’s make Carrie on steroids,” was her reaction, she told the audience at the Warner Bros. ScareDiego event where the trailer and three clips were shown. Tags The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 Audiences were shown three clips from It Chapter 2, which I’ll only lightly describe to avoid getting too into spoilers. The first two expand on sequences seen in the trailer.The first of the clips showed the reunion of the Losers’ Club as adults. It’s clear many of the friends haven’t stayed in close touch, zinging each other over who may or may not have gotten married. As the sequence continues, each character begins to remember their childhood, including the horrors of Pennywise.The second clip shows Bill running through a carnival in search of an unnamed child who is apparently being hunted by It.  Post a comment TV and Movies 2:28 More It Chapter 2last_img read more

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2019-09-10

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Tributes paid to senior Congress leader Jaipal Reddy

first_imgTirupati: Congress activists, led by former Union minister Dr Chinta Mohan, paid rich tributes to senior leader S Jaipal Reddy who passed away on Sunday. They recalled the services of the leader to the party and to the nation. At a condolence meeting held here on Sunday, Chinta Mohan who was also a six-time MP, recalled his long association with Jaipal Reddy. He said that Jaipal Reddy was a great Parliamentarian, orator and committed leader who had worked for the betterment of the people till his last breath. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us “Despite occupying important positions like Union minister and serving as MP and MLA for long, Reddy led a simple life with clean image which is rare in politics, he said. Jaipal Reddy was responsible for Andhra Pradesh getting liberal financial support from the Centre when he was Union Urban Development Minister helping the state improve urban infrastructure, especially public transport system, including Tirupati, under JNNURM.” Chinta Mohan said. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Congress state secretary K Pramila said that the principled life of Jaipal Reddy is an inspiration for all in public life and he was a good Parliamentarian and a selfless leader. Congress leaders Satyanarayana, Savithri Yadav and others were also spoke. Meanwhile, former Speaker Agaral Eswar Reddi also condoled the death of senior leader S Jaipal Reddy who passed away in Hyderabad on Sunday. Eswar Reddy, in a statement, recalled the dynamic role of Jaipal Reddy as opposition leader in the Assembly during 1978-83 and said that despite his physical disability, he played an active role in politics.last_img read more

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2019-09-06

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BSE closes points 41413 down on August 1

first_imgBSE closes points 414.13 down on August 112K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 414.13 down on August 112K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, August 01 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 414.13 points down to stand at 25,480.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 118.70 points down to stand at 7,602.60. GMR Infra and Glenmark Pharma were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.66% and 3.86% along with Bharti Infratel and Union Bank with an increase of 3.56% and 3.19% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Financial Tech and Torrent Power with a decrease of 5.00% and 4.71% along with Sun TV Network and Titan with a decrease of 4.37% and 4.14% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 156.69 points at 15,334.02 while the banking sector is down 156.63 points 17,328.98 and the realty sector is down 19.45 points at 1,873.58. The Indian currency is up 0.96% at Rs 61.13 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, August 01 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 414.13 points down to stand at 25,480.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 118.70 points down to stand at 7,602.60. GMR Infra and Glenmark Pharma were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.66% and 3.86% along with Bharti Infratel and Union Bank with an increase of 3.56% and 3.19% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Financial Tech and Torrent Power with a decrease of 5.00% and 4.71% along with Sun TV Network and Titan with a decrease of 4.37% and 4.14% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 156.69 points at 15,334.02 while the banking sector is down 156.63 points 17,328.98 and the realty sector is down 19.45 points at 1,873.58. The Indian currency is up 0.96% at Rs 61.13 per dollar.last_img read more

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2019-09-05

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Moudud calls budget big hollow balloon

first_imgMoudud AhmedBNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday termed the proposed national budget for 2018-19 fiscal year a ‘big blue empty balloon’ which is formulated keeping the next general election in mind, news agency UNB reports.”It’s a big beautiful blue balloon which is totally empty,” the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader said while speaking at a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Youth Forum at the National Press Club.Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, said the budget will not help ensure people’s welfare as it was made only considering the next general election.Describing the government as ‘unelected, corrupt and incompetent’, he said it will not be able to implement such a big budget.The BNP leader also said inequality will widen in the country by this budget.Moudud said there is no directive in the budget to change the fate of 3o million unemployed people and the ultra poor.Meanwhile, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi termed the budget an ‘anti-people’ one.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he said there is nothing in the budget except fraudulence and a scope for ruling party men to make their pockets heavier ahead of the next general election. “BNP is fully turning down the budget,” said Rizvi.He feared that the middle class will be put in trouble while the prices of all essential will go up if this budget is passed.last_img read more

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2019-09-03

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Humble ISD Board Of Trustees Approves Hiring Elizabeth Fagen As New Superintendent

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Douglas County School DistrictElizabeth Fagen is the lone finalist for Humble ISD’s superintendent opening.The Humble Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Elizabeth Fagen as Humble’s next superintendent.The measure has sparked some controversy during the past few weeks, with protests and petitions from parents opposing her.Fagen has 20 years of experience in education and will replace retiring Superintendent Guy Sconzo.Fagen will have a base salary of $298,000 and is scheduled to start in her new position on July 5th.Before her move to Humble, she led the Douglas County School District, a suburban district south of Denver, Colorado.Humble board members declined to be interviewed after the vote.Board president Robert Sitton said in a news release that their vision is to continue the culture of the district and added that they are excited about partnering with Fagen.Kate Brown, who has three children attending Humble ISD schools, thinks one of Fagen’s biggest challenges will be restoring unity.“My concerns are how she will bring the community back together. I feel like, when the announcement was made, there was a big divide between people who just automatically trust the board and people who had questions,” said Brown before the meeting where the board approved hiring Fagen.Although the board has assured the community that Humble will not create a voucher system, one of the biggest concerns of some parents is that Fagen designed one when she worked in Colorado.That voucher program, which allowed the use of taxpayer dollars to send students to private schools, was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court as unconstitutional.The Texas legislature could consider a school voucher program next year.A so-called tax-credit proposal is a measure Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick supports. X 00:00 /01:32 Sharelast_img read more

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2019-09-02

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EN ESPAÑOL Los refugios para evacuados en Texas no preguntarán por el

first_imgAPVarios residentes esperan en un colegio antes de ser evacuados en prevención ante la llegada de Harvey, el 25 de agosto de 2017, en Corpus Christi.  Residents wait at a high school gym before they are evacuated as the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey begin to make landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Las autoridades de Texas han asegurado que los refugios abiertos en todo el estado para acoger a evacuados del huracán Harvey no preguntarán por el estatus inmigratorio de las familias que lleguen a ellos.El gobernador de Texas Greg Abbott, republicano, dijo el viernes que el principal foco de Texas en este momento está en la seguridad y “la protección de la vida”.Harvey, un huracán de categoría 3 que según los pronósticos de los expertos tocará tierra el viernes en la noche, llega al estado justo una semana antes de que la llamada ley de ciudades santuario, o SB4, entre en efecto. La ley fue firmada por Abbott tras ser aprobada en la pasada Legislatura y autoriza a los efectivos de las fuerzas de seguridad a preguntar el estatus inmigratorio de los detenidos en una parada de tráfico e informar sobre este estatus a las autoridades de inmigración. También amenaza con llevar a la cárcel a jefes de policías locales y sheriffs de condados que no cooperen con las autoridades federales.Las mayores ciudades de Texas, incluidas Houston y Dallas, han pedido a un juez federal que pare la implementación de la ley, que entra en vigor el 1 de septiembre.Abbott también dijo que no se siente preocupado por la posibilidad de que los puntos de control de la Patrulla Fronteriza obstaculicen las tareas de evacuación cerca de la frontera entre Texas y México. Sharelast_img read more

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2019-09-02

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Hundreds of DC Teens Provided with Free Prom Attire in Annual Event

first_imgIt’s the time of year when teens in the Washington D.C. area search for the fanciest gowns, buy the swankiest suits or rent the classiest tuxedos: it’s prom season! Unfortunately, many teens in the area can’t financially afford to look as elegant as they want. CBS Radio station WPGC 95.5 and non-profit organization Once Upon a Prom stepped up to that challenge by providing hundreds of teens across the region with free prom attire at their sixth annual Operation Pretty and Polished event. WPGC, along with El Zol 107.9 radio, partnered with State Farm for the six-hour event hosted by reality television star Paul Wharton on May 3 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington in northeast Washington, D.C. Throughout the year, everything from gently used dresses to suits, shoes and accessories are collected and housed at various State Farm locations. With much anticipation, local teens and their parents waited in line beginning at 7 a.m. for the doors to open. Students were given a number, based on their arrival time, to choose their prom gear in an orderly manner. “I was excited to give back and be a part of this [event],” said Wanda Jenkins, Miss University of the District of Columbia 2013-2014. “The cost of shoes, a gown, and make-up is expensive.” “I told the girls and boys to remember this day and [remember] who helped them with prepare for their prom and give back when they get older,” she added. With more than 1,000 garments to choose from, some students attending their eighth grade junior prom or their 12th grade senior prom felt overwhelmed with the huge selection. Shae, 17, said she was simply looking for a red dress for Suitland High School’s senior prom. After trying on four red gowns, the senior could not decide what to take home. Female celebrity shoppers included Jenkins, Miss Maryland Jr High 2014 Michaela Smith, recording artist Tulani, Tati of WPGC’s Pablo Morning Show, on-air personality Sunni and the City, and ladies of the WPGC Street Team assisted the girls in finding the right look. Former Washington Redskins player Josh Morgan, now with the Chicago Bears, and the Redskins’ Trent Robinson assisted the young males in their fashion quest. Celebrity shopper and former Mrs. Maryland 2011 Sandra Bryan-Grier donated 73 gowns, 15 pairs of shoes, 25 pairs of earrings, 15 new adhesive bras, and 13 purses from SanSan Closet, her non-profit organization. “[Going to the] prom is [the beginning of] crossing over to adulthood so it’s important for them [students] to have that experience,” she said. “It’s important for them to go and think back. It’s a memory that’s long-lasting.” Once Upon a Prom founder Jackie Johnson said she was amazed by the continuous support received this year, and every year. To assist the young gentlemen financially, Men’s Warehouse offered tuxedo rentals at $59.99, discounted from their regularly priced $150 to $180 rentals. While the anxious teens shopped with their celebrity shopper, their parents received giveaways and free blood pressure, body mass index and diabetes screenings courtesy of MedStar and Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority. They also enjoyed the sounds of harpist and singer Tulani, who has toured with Lady Gaga. Colleges and universities including the University of District of Columbia, Georgetown and Trinity were also on hand, urging students to consider enrolling into college and discussing life after the prom.last_img read more

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2019-09-01

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Corpus Anthology Shows How Illness Can Connect Us

first_img Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your PocketRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img We’ve all had an illness. Whether it be physical or mental, we’ve all struggled with it in our lives. We’ve lived with them publically or quietly. They’re either out there for the world to see or you can’t see them at all. With any illness, it continues to be a daily struggle. Corpus: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments brings “personal, scary, hilarious and poignant” stories together for readers to dive in and read, relate and learn about illness, healthcare and how it connects us.via CorpusThis anthology brings together 200 pages of material ranging from “personal, scary, hilarious and poignant topic” all relating to illnesses.  Corpus is lead by editor Nadia Shammas, who tells Geek first hand about what inspired her to create this anthology.“I felt ready to launch my first major project in comics, and while I was thinking about inspiration I thought about my own story as a chronically ill person. I thought about the way sick people were being talked about in healthcare discussions and debates about health insurance, and I thought about how its strange that despite illness being an inescapable part of being alive, we really almost never talk about it. I started to feel this incredible need to see a story that was like my own in art, and I decided to launch an anthology in the hopes that other people also feel that need and want to fill the void themselves. The floodgates opened, and CORPUS grew to something even bigger and more beautiful than I had anticipated.” As a person with illness and ailments herself, I’m incredibly excited about this anthology, especially reading about some of the invisible illnesses we don’t see. It’s tough for people to find themselves in stories dealing with this. You also don’t want to be judged or brought down for your illness as well. Nadia hopes that these stories will help readers and others “understand that you can’t always tell that someone might have a chronic illness, and on the flipside, that people with obvious illnesses are more than just their illness.” via CorpusIt brings together some of the dopest people in comics to tell their stories and share experiences in a fantastic way. Creators such as: Christopher Sebela (Heartthrob, Welcome Back), Haley Boros (They Have Issues), Tini Howard (Assassinistas), Caroline Stuart, Holly Aitchison, Morgan Perry, Pat Shand (Destiny, NY), Cameron DeOrdio (Josie and the Pussycats), Eli Neugeboren, Vita Ayala (The Wilds), David Stoll and so many others lend 40 stories that will blow you away. Nadia writes, “I think that anyone who reads CORPUS will find something in it that speaks to them, whether it directly affects something they’ve lived with or just by reading stories about people who have struggled and overcome something.”Nadia also outlines her biggest hope for this anthology, stating, “My biggest hope is that CORPUS connects with someone, that this fills a hole in representation that needs to be filled, and that someone will recognize a part of themselves that they didn’t even realize needed validation.”Corpus: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments will be up on Kickstarter for the next four days with great backer rewards including, soft and digital copies of CORPUS, postcards, art prints by Jen Vaughn, commissions from Philip Sevy, Haley Boros, DCS, an exclusive enamel pin and much more. If you want a fantastic anthology, including some marvelous creators and edited by a great human, back Corpus today!last_img read more

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2019-09-01

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Capcom shows us how good Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition looks

first_imgA couple of weeks ago Capcom announced that it was going to give Resident Evil 4 one more outing, but that it would be the ultimate edition of the game, at least graphically.PC gamers are set to enjoy Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition, which promises 1080p visuals and a 60fps experience. That sounds great on paper, but we need to see the game in action to judge how good, or bad, this 9-year-old title looks in 2014. Sure, we got a trailer before with lots of quick cuts, but that’s not the same as a section of uninterrupted gameplay.Capcom has now delivered just that by releasing video footage of the start of the game, and it does look great:YouTube does compress video footage so you’re not getting a true sense of how good the game looks from the video above. You can, however, see it clearly in Capcom’s original video upload. There’s also a version for comparison that doesn’t use the HD texture pack.As well as those crisp HD visuals optimized for widescreen, Capcom has integrated Steam achievements, trading cards, and global leaderboards, as well as including a 62-track digital soundtrack and 80-page digital archive. You also only need a Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 system to play it, and the cost is pretty reasonable at $19.99.The one other detail we didn’t know when Capcom first announced this version? A release date. But that has also now been revealed and you won’t be waiting long. Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition will be available on February 27 either as a digital download from Steam or on a physical disc if you live in Europe.last_img read more

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2019-09-01

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Meet the Design Startup That Aims to Speed Up Urban Commutes

first_img Even if you live in a metropolitan area with a first-rate transit system, if you’re not within a few blocks of a subway or bus stop, commuting can be a huge pain. You might walk a mile to get to (and from) a train station — or just drive there and pay the parking fee.Enter URB-E, a foldable electric vehicle devised by Pasadena, Calif.-based company Urban626 to eliminate the “last-mile problem.”Related: 10 U.S. Cities With the Longest Commute TimesThink of it like the grown-up version of a razor scooter. URB-E, which stands for Urban Electric, weighs just 35 pounds, folds up in a second and can reach a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour. On one lithium-ion battery charge, URB-E has a range of 20 miles. The vehicle also has a USB port, so you can juice up your phone or tablet while you weave through parked cars and pedestrians. Making a product such as URB-E requires a fresh idea, adaptability and strong leadership. Check out the video above to hear from the company’s sales and marketing team and see URB-E in action. May 11, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 1 min readcenter_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

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2019-08-30

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The Arizona Cardinals announced the addition of co

first_img The Arizona Cardinals announced the addition of cornerback Asa Jackson on a future contract for the 2016 season.Jackson himself tweeted about the news. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Bird gang!! Leh go pic.twitter.com/VP3uj44gpd— Asa Jackson (@WSB_916) January 28, 2016Jackson appeared in 18 games for the Baltimore Ravens over the past four seasons, including six starts. The 5-foot-10, 183-pound player set career highs in 2014 with 27 tackles and three passes defensed in seven games. Comments   Share   Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson (27) runs past the Atlanta Falcons defense during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Jackson originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick in 2012 out of Cal Poly. He played in four games for the Ravens this past season before being released on Nov. 19. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad on Nov. 30, which is where he spent the rest of the season.On Tuesday, the Cardinals announced the signings of 11 players to future contracts, and then Wednesday revealed they had added Cariel Brooks on a similar deal. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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2019-08-11

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