INTRODUCING THE 2018 CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT FILM PROGRAM RESIDENTS

first_imgMurry Peeters“Identity & subverting expectations.”Murry Peeters is an actor and screenwriter. Her screen credits include guest starring on NBC’s Taken, as well as lending her voice to beloved characters in Far Cry 5 and My Little Pony. One of the 2018 recipients of theMagee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award, Peeters and her past acting experience enable her to write material populated by richly diverse and layered characters. She is currently in development on two feature films, Black White Blue and Woman Meets Girl. Isa Benn“I can no longer do without filling stories. I need my stories free and frank, forceful and wrought with the healing pitch of timelessness.”An award-winning screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker and multi-media/disciplinary creator, Isa Benn is a first-generation Torontonian of African and Caribbean descent. Her stylistically introspective work deals predominantly with experiential culturalism, colour, class, sexuality, spirituality, “alternative” history, gender, mutiny and magical realism. Currently, Benn is in development on two features, the dark comedy, Two Girl Act Play, and the fantasy/drama/comedy, Catch Red Bird, Hit Red Wall. The CFC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, which also means the 30th anniversary of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program – our longest running and signature film program. At its core, this program champions original voices, entrepreneurism and collaboration.Throughout its 30 years, the program has helped launch and/or accelerate the careers of hundreds of remarkable directors, producers, writers and editors, and has developed and packaged a significant number of projects, many of which go on to receive awards and critical acclaim, including recent features Never Steady, Never Still; Mary Goes Round; Closet Monster and Un Traductor.We are excited to welcome 19 new Cineplex Entertainment Film Program residents into the 2018 program on Monday, July 16, 2018. This incoming group of filmmakers represents an incredibly exciting mix of diverse voices, viewpoints and perspectives. Their previous work includes visual art installations, acting, blogging, poetry, documentaries, music videos, commercials, theatre, sketch comedy, webseries, short films and features. What’s more – for the first time ever, the residents of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program will be comprised of predominantly female talent; 13 out of the 19 residents are women. Learn more about the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program HERE.By Cory Angeletti-Szasz | CFC “We are extremely moved and inspired by this year’s talent,” shared Kathryn Emslie, CFC’s Chief Programs Officer. “The stories they’re tackling traverse the world and range from the fantastical to magical realist, from the absurd and existential to dark comedies and social realism – they’re about love, family, identity, loss, community, displacement, race, gender and sexual politics. What a rich and exciting sandbox they’ll be working in this year.”Read more about this year’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program residents below.DIRECTORSMEET OUR FIVE 2018 DIRECTORS’ LAB RESIDENTS AND LEARN WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF THE STORIES THEY’RE CURRENTLY DRAWN TO: Danny Sedore“Matt Johnson’s ‘The Dirties’, with its scrappy shooting style and effortless blending of comedy and suspense, inspired me to create unapologetically bold films.”Danny Sedore has produced countless music videos, commercials and short films. He has established connections and lasting relationships with directors, directors of photography, and other experienced producers at various levels in the Canadian film industry. Sedore has a demonstrated ability to approach any project with a focus on the artistry, while improving efficiency and reducing costs. Working at POV 3rd Street, he is passionate about collaborating with and supporting the stories of marginalized communities onscreen. Twitter Julia Rowland“I am exploring the beauty and fragility of life; how to piece your life back together when it gets sidetracked, and how to build a place for yourself in this world.”Julia Rowland is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her short films have appeared at various film festivals internationally, and recently she was selected to participate in the inaugural IndieVue Female Film Festival. Passionate about inclusive storytelling and creative collaboration, Rowland has also worked as a producer for various television and commercial production companies, and her writing has appeared in Toronto Life, Reel Honey, and other online and print publications. Karen Chapman“I’m drawn to the after – after the dramatic event, after the loss –how everything shifts, how people are transformed, their choices, the beauty in resilience.”Born to Guyanese parents, award-winning filmmaker Karen Chapman has screened her work everywhere from subway displays, airplanes and hospital lounges to international festivals, classrooms, living rooms and mobile devices. A graduate of Emily Carr University, she is also an alumna of the Banff Centre and a Hot Docs/Documentary Channel Channel Doc Accelerator Fellow. In 2017, Chapman was named one of CBC’s “great Canadian filmmakers of the future.” Julia Hart“I find myself telling a lot of female-driven stories. At the heart of all stories I have explored, there is always hope and a bit of humour, even when the characters feel alienated or menaced by those around them.”Julia Hart is a writer/director who began her film career working for Stephen Fry at Sprout Pictures in the U.K. Her first short film as a director, Emma, Change The Locks, premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2015 and won a New Talent Award at the British Film Institute’s 10th BFI Future Film Festival in 2017. Hart’s work has screened at festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently developing her first feature, The One Hundred Nights of Hero, based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same title by Isabel Greenberg. Ben Allan“I would love to have cut ‘Magnolia.’ Some great performances and a challenge to shorten such a tightly woven story into a more digestible film.”Ben Allan is an editor originally from Hertfordshire, U.K. and currently based in Toronto. With more than 10 years of experience, he began by editing small documentaries for BBC News. Since then, Allan has assisted on The Magic School Bus Reboot, edited episodes of Fraud Squad on Discovery Channel Canada, and cut more than 20 Much Fact music videos. He has also edited seven shorts and two feature films, including Bigfoot and the Burtons, which was seen in 13 countries and recently premiered on Showtime. Advertisement PRODUCERSWHICH FILM(S) OR TV SHOW(S) HAS/HAVE GREATLY INFLUENCED OUR INCOMING PRODUCERS’ LAB RESIDENTS’ SENSE OF STORYTELLING? FIND OUT BELOW: Lee Walker“Terrence Malick’s The ‘Thin Red Line.’ Not only would I love to have cut the incredible battle scenes, but the pacing and rhythm was perfectly matched with the raw emotion of this film.”Lee Walker has more than a decade of editing experience in scripted and unscripted television, shorts, webseries and promos. Working between Vancouver and Toronto, Walker’s work has aired on the CBC, NBC, HGTV, City TV and YTV. She edited three seasons of the History TV series Yukon Gold and recently assisted on the AMC series Into The Badlands at Take 5 Productions. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Studies Program, Walker is also a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and an associate member of the Canadian Cinema Editors. Orlee Buium“’Fight Club.’ I loved how the editing kept the audience in the dark about what was really going on in the story, mirroring the psyche of the main character.”Orlee Buium is a Toronto-based film editor who balances her love of film with her passion for the outdoors. She completed a BFA in Film Production and Screenwriting at York University, where she edited several short films, one of which won a CCE Student Merit Award. Since graduating, Buium has worked as an assistant editor on feature films and television series, and as an editor on various short films, commercials, and behind-the-scenes content. The 2018 Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Residents. Directors (L to R): Kim Albright, Joseph Amenta, Isa Benn, Karen Chapman, Julia Hart. Writers (L to R): Brooke Banning, Laurel Brady, Sina Gilani, Murry Peeters, Julia Rowland. Producers (L to R): Evren Boisjoli, Samantha Kaine, Elizabeth Melanson, Alexandra Roberts, Danny Sedore. Editors (L to R): Ben Allan, Orlee Buium, Christopher John Malanchen, Lee Walker. Christopher John Malanchen“’The Departed’ – my favourite part is the opening sequence; the editing and music really set the tone while bringing all the main players into the fold.”Christopher John Malanchen is a film, television and web editor, and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design (BFA) and Sheridan College (Advanced Television and Film Program). Since 2006, he has been making films and working professionally as an editor, including for Bitchin’ Kitchen (Cooking Channel), Million Dollar Genius (History Channel), and the award-winning independent documentary, The Weekend Sailor. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Alexandra Roberts“I was raised on ‘I Love Lucy.’ It allowed me to move through the world with the assumption that female characters could be fearless, hilarious, challenging, and frankly – anything they want.”Alexandra Roberts is a Toronto-based producer specializing in ambitious and forward-thinking television, film and documentary content. She received her BA in Cultural Studies from McGill University and an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York. Roberts cut her teeth in the industry working on the first season of VICE’s Emmy-winning newsmagazine series for HBO, and since then, her work has aired globally on networks such as Al Jazeera English, A&E, VICELAND and CGTN. Elizabeth Melanson“I have been inspired by Shonda Rhimes’ success in creating compelling stories that captivate the audience, with strong female characters, in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal.’”Elizabeth Melanson is an actor and producer, and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. In 2013, she co-founded the production company, The Mini Films, with Mouna Traoré. Their first short film, All of Me, was selected by CBC’s Canadian Reflections in 2015, and their second film, Adorn, won Best Narrative Short at the 2016 Montreal International Black Film Festival. Melanson was also the assistant production manager on Mary Goes Round and the production coordinator on Firecrackers. Login/Register With: Laurel Brady“I am endlessly exploring how characters react to loss and disaster because then my writing can ride the line between heartbreaking and hilarious, yet still feel truthful.”Laurel Brady is a Toronto-based screenwriter, playwright and performer. She studied theatre at York University, screenwriting at George Brown College, and sketch writing at Second City Toronto. Brady has written and produced two short films, Pop the Question and Billable Hours, and her plays have been featured onstage at Theatre Passe Muraille, The London Fringe and various theatres across Ontario. She is also the recipient of the Theatre Creators Reserve Grant, by recommendation of Theatre Passe Muraille. Samantha Kaine“JS Baca’s raw, poetic depiction of his cultural truths in ‘Blood In Blood Out’; my first influence into how I intertwine cultural truths in my storytelling.”Samantha Kaine is a film, television and theatre producer, writer and actor. Her producer credits include Offbeat Roads (2013), a television series with Blue Ant Media that has sold internationally; the Toronto mainstage theatrical play Sheets (2017), by Salvatore Antonio; and two short films, Willing to Lie (2017) and The Women of Alpine Road (2017). Kaine is currently in development on her first feature film and a webseries, and she is a strong advocate for unique, boundary-breaking stories that empower women. Kim Albright“I’m drawn to stories which subvert the familiar and everyday, and force audiences ask themselves those ‘what if?’ questions about their daily lives.”Kim Albright is an award-winning Canadian-British-Filipino director. Her shorts, Dragonfly, Edward’s Turmoil, Albatross and The Purple Plain, were all supported by Film London and the British Film Institute (BFI). Her films have won awards and competed at festivals worldwide, including Encounters Film Festival, British Independent Film Festival, Oscar-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. Albright has been featured on BFI’s Upshot Program, which showcases “the most exciting emerging U.K. filmmaking talent.” Sina Gilani“Me, myth, mother and metaphor. I’d say these are the major themes inspiring my current body of work.”An award-winning Iranian-Canadian actor/writer at home in Toronto via Tehran, Sina Gilani started his journey as an audience member and a volunteer before pursuing his passion professionally. Invited to the National Theatre School as a guest playwright in 2009, he then trained at Humber College and York University. A poet himself, Gilani finds his work is often inspired by world mythology, classical texts and folklore stories. He is an alumnus of the Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit (2013-2014) and a playwright member of the Soulpepper Academy (2016-2018). Evren Boisjoli“’La Haine’; strong in storytelling as it included the director’s personal interests while also discussing current issues without forgetting its chief goal of entertainment!”Evren Boisjoli is a film producer, executive and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Achromatic Media Inc. and a founder of post-production house, Outpost. His filmography includes titles such as Fauve (Sundance Special Jury Prize, 2018) and We’re Still Together (Karlovy Vary, 2016). Boisjoli holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film Production from the renowned Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Brooke Banning“My work features female leads who, consciously or unconsciously, dismantle the toxic myths and value systems underlying contemporary life.”Brooke Banning is a Toronto-based screenwriter and playwright. Some of her theatre credits include Wolf Sounds (The Box Toronto), Swell Broad (Storefront Theatre) and Joyful Noise (Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse), as well as film credits The Return and The Brooke Banning Show. She has also presented at Cahoots Lift Off! Festival and the 2014 Accessing the Arts Symposium. Banning engages with and prioritizes abilities in the arts, and is one of the founders of ActingWorks, a conservatory-style acting program for individuals with special needs. Advertisement EDITORSWE ASKED OUR FOUR INCOMING EDITORS’ LAB RESIDENTS WHICH NOTABLE FILM THEY WOULD HAVE LOVED TO EDIT AND WHY. CHECK OUT THEIR ANSWERS AND BIOS BELOW: Facebook Advertisement WRITERSGET TO KNOW OUR FIVE INCOMING WRITERS’ LAB RESIDENTS AND WHAT MAJOR THEMES ARE INSPIRING THEIR CURRENT BODY OF WORK AS WRITERS: Joseph Amenta“I wish to diversify the characters and stories we see in film through authentic representation of women, LGBTQ, and people of colour.”Since graduating with honours from Ryerson University’s Schools of Image Arts’ Film Studies Program in 2013, Joseph Amenta has written, directed and produced three short films. His first two shorts, Wild Youthand Cherry Cola, have both screened at festivals internationally, with the latter premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2017) and screening at the Inside Out Film Festival (2018) in Toronto. Amenta’s most recent short, Haus, was fully funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, and will begin its festival run in June 2018.last_img read more

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GORD DOWNIE SCULPTURE UNVEILED AT HALIFAX CITY HALLS RECONCILIATION SPACE

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I was listening to the radio in my garage and the Hip came on and I was staring at this pot sitting on my work bench, and the first thing that dawned on me was, ‘That’s going to be Gord Downie’s hat,”‘ said Hattie, standing next to his glass-enclosed sculpture.“It’s made out of a double boiler pot, utensils, fan shroud, an old lamp post, and a turntable for the brim of the hat.”The piece is situated in the Legacy Space at city hall, the first municipal building in Canada with a room dedicated to reconciliation.The concept of legacy rooms is the brainchild of Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Morley Googoo, and he worked with Downie to make it a reality before his 2017 death.Googoo, who represents Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, said the sculpture allows the public to participate in reconciliation.“The art and the beauty of this statue is actually having Canadians step up and do something. The call is being answered in such a beautiful way with this statue,” said Googoo after the unveiling.“Change is happening. People are hearing the story. People are being moved and trying to created a new narrative with beautiful things, and the statue unveiled today is absolutely beautiful and will hopefully get more people talking.”Hattie said he’s honoured that his piece — previously displayed at an art gallery in Kingston, Ont., the rock band’s hometown — will be in the legacy room for six months.“I really wanted it to be some place where it would bring out that emotion and make people remember what Gord asked us as Canadians — to do something,” he said.“Maybe it will make people think, ‘What can I do?’ And if it starts a conversation, what more can you ask for?”The legacy room initiative is part of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, which honours the 12-year-old Wenjack, who died in 1966 after running away from a residential school near Kenora, Ont.“(The) program is an opportunity for corporations, government, organizations and educational institutions to play an important role in their communities,” the fund’s website said.“They also serve as symbols and reminders for employees, clients, students and guests of the important work each of us needs to do if the promises of this country are to be fulfilled.”There are five legacy rooms in Halifax, and 22 in total across the country.Downie died in October 2017 of brain cancer, but spent his final years raising awareness about Canada’s dark history of residential schools through the story of Wenjack.The plight of the 12-year-old Anishinaabe boy inspired Downie’s “Secret Path” multimedia project.The Canadian government launched the residential school system in the 19th century.Over decades, about 150,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes and sent to religious boarding schools.Away from their families and culture, many students lived in horrific conditions and endured severe abuse. The impact of residential schools continues to be felt today.Aly Thomson ~ The Canadian Press Dartmouth artist Al Hattie’s Gord Downie tribute sculpture, created from recycled and upcycled materials called “The Last Show,” is shown in the Legacy Room at Halifax City Hall on Friday, March 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smithcenter_img Login/Register With: HALIFAX — A Gord Downie tribute sculpture has been unveiled at Halifax City Hall, in a room that aims to foster conversations about Indigenous history and reconciliation.The sculpture was created by artist Al Hattie using recycled metals that emulate a microphone stand and Downie’s signature hat, complete with feathers.On a wall behind the sculpture — titled “The Last Show” — is the shadowy profile of the Tragically Hip frontman. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Serena withdraws No 1 Osaka loses Federer wins at Miami

first_imgMiami: The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power.Serena Williams withdrew, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less than two hours later, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost in the third round to tour veteran Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.Osaka’s departure matched the earliest ever in the tournament by a top-seeded woman and jeopardized her No. 1 ranking, depending on results next week. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I feel like I’ve dealt with the stress of people asking me do I have pressure because I have the No. 1 next to my name,” Osaka said. “I thought I was doing fine with that, but I guess I’m not.”Roger Federer briefly seemed headed for the exit but instead advanced to the third round by rallying past qualifier Radu Albot 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.”Radu put me through the ringer,” Federer said.No. 2-seeded Alexander Zverev double-faulted 12 times and lost to wild card David Ferrer, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterWilliams’ withdrawal was unexpected because she showed no signs of injury a day earlier while winning her opening match against Rebecca Peterson, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.Williams didn’t mention any health issues during a news conference after the match, and the WTA had no information regarding when she was hurt.Williams’ victory Friday was her first at Hard Rock Stadium, the Miami Dolphins’ home and the Miami Open’s new center court.The tournament moved this year from Key Biscayne, where Williams won eight titles. “I am disappointed to withdraw,” she said in a statement. “It was an amazing experience to play at Hard Rock Stadium this year, and I would like to thank the Miami Open for putting on an amazing event. I hope to be back next year to play at this one-of-a-kind tournament in front of the incredible fans here in Miami.”Federer, a three-time champion, lost serve only once in the first game but was on the ropes until he swept the final three games, to the relief of an enthusiastic stadium crowd.”It was a great atmosphere,” Federer said. “It was electric. I think that’s why I played so well at the end.”While attendance in the stadium continued to be spotty, outer courts were jammed, and the day session drew a tournament record 32,831 spectators.Seeded losers on the men’s side included No. 10 Karen Khachanov, No. 21 Diego Schwartzman, No. 26 Guido Pella, No. 30 Stan Wawrinka and No. 31 Steve Johnson. In a game of inches, the 5-foot-6 Schwartzman lost to 6-foot-11 Reilly Opelka 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.Williams was next scheduled to play No. 18-seeded Qiang Wang, who advanced to the fourth round.Also reaching the women’s round of 16 was the 33-year-old Hsieh, who turned pro in 2001 but has achieved the two biggest victories of her career in the past nine months. Her only other win over a No. 1 player came against Simona Halep at Wimbledon last year.With two-handed groundstrokes from both sides, Hsieh was the steadier player from the baseline against Osaka. When Hsieh closed out match point with a forehand volley winner, she began to cry as the crowd applauded her performance.Osaka smiled when reminded it was the first time in 64 matches she lost after winning the first set.”I know it’s depressing,” she said. “I was thinking about it right after I lost.”Osaka, 21, has won the past two Grand Slam tournaments. Williams, 37, still hasn’t won a tournament since the 2017 Australian Open, before she took a break of more than a year to become a mom. She has played only eight matches this year.Williams’ stay at the Miami Open was also brief last year, when she lost in the first round to Osaka. Friday’s match was Williams’ first since she retired from Indian Wells two weeks ago because of a viral illness.last_img read more

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SC has accepted there was corruption in Rafale deal claims Rahul

first_imgAmethi (UP): Buoyed by the Supreme Court order allowing petitioners seeking a review of the Rafale judgment to rely on leaked documents, Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed the SC has made it clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed a theft . Rahul Gandhi then challenged Modi to a debate on the Rafale military aircraft deal, which the Congress claims involved corruption, a charge repeatedly rejected by the government. Gandhi recalled a recent interview by the prime minister, in which Modi had said the Supreme Court had given a clean chit to his government on the Rafale deal. Now the SC has made it clear that ‘chowkidarji’ (watchman) has committed a theft, Gandhi told reporters here after filing his nomination papers from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency. He claimed the apex court has accepted that there is some corruption in Rafale . The apex court, which had earlier cleared the Modi government of accusations of corruption over the Rafale deal, Tuesday said it will hear a review petition on the basis of the new documents, referred to by the petitioners. But Gandhi appeared to interpret the order as an acceptance by the Supreme Court that there was corruption in the deal on the French aircraft. “I am happy and I have been saying so for months that Hindustan’s PM has given the air force money to (industrialist) Anil Ambani, and the SC has accepted it. The SC is going to investigate it,” he said. I want to directly challenge that the SC has said that you have indulged in corruption, he said. Come let’s debate… the country wants to know about corruption, the Rafale deal, demonetisation and Amit Shah’s son.” The reference was to Jay Shah. Last year, a newspaper portal had claimed that his firm recorded a huge increase in turnover after the BJP-led government came to power. Jay Shah had then filed a defamation suit against the news organisation. Gandhi claimed that Modi will not be able to look him in the eye if the two debate the Rafale deal. I want to thank the SC. It’s a very happy day. The SC has talked about justice. Justice has prevailed,” he added.last_img read more

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Moroccan Jews Defend Sahara More Than Benkiranes Government Chabat

Rabat- In a new interview with a TV channel, the head of a major Moroccan opposition party said that Moroccan Jews defend the so-called Western Sahara conflict more than the government. The President of the Istiqlal party, Hamid Chabat, never misses any opportunity to level harsh criticism against his political archrival, Abdelilah Benkirane, the head of the Moroccan government.In an interview with Al Arabiya TV, the controversial politician suggested that efforts made by the Benkirane government do little to serve Morocco’s interests with respect to the question of the so-called Western Sahara dispute. Responding to a question about the reasons for the distinctions bestowed upon him by a Jewish organization, Chabat expressed his pride in receiving that distinction, arguing that the Moroccan Jewish diaspora does more to promote Morocco’s position on this conflict than the Moroccan government.The head of the Istiqlal party also said that Benkirane is serving a “foreign agenda,” adding that he “does business with Islam.”Chabat called upon Benkirane to clarify his position with regards to the co-called Islamic State, the Nusrah Front, and Mossad.This is not the first time that Chabat has levelled criticism against Prime Minister Benkirane. During a parliamentary session last July, Chabat urged his rival to reveal the “true nature” of his alleged ties with ISIS, Al Nusrah Front and Mossad. Chabat’s question elicited at the time a round of laughter at the Parliament.In several earlier statements, Chabat has claimed that Benkirane does not have the interests of Morocco or the Moroccan people at heart, stressing that the Prime Minister is more loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood. read more

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Israel fires warning shots in direction of UN officials travelling in Gaza

Peter Hansen, the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and others accompanying him had to abort their visit to the Rafah refugee camp after shots were fired from a nearby outpost.The delegation, which also included representatives of several donor countries and Palestinian Authority officials, was visiting an area of the camp where refugee homes had previously been destroyed by the Israeli army. No one was injured, according to a UN spokesman, who said the world body would file an official complaint about the incident with the Israeli authorities.Earlier, UNRWA officially handed over 97 new shelters to refugee families in the Rafah camp whose houses had been destroyed by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). The dwellings, which can accommodate up to 100 families with over five members each, are a first step in the Agency’s effort to provide shelter for the estimated 4,000 refugees who lost their homes in the conflict.”These new shelters make a solid statement of the commitment of UNRWA and the international community to the welfare of the refugees,” said Mr. Hansen. “The provision of human shelter has been a fundamental component of UNRWA’s mandate since its foundation, but it speaks greatly of the tragedy of the Palestine refugees that after 52 years we still find ourselves called upon to counteract the impact of conflict in so basic a manner.” read more

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Six Key Stats On The Warriors vs Cavs ReReRematch

Last summer, we speculated that the NBA was getting more interesting, if not more competitive. That premise ended up mostly holding true this season: Although it’s Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals once again, their fourth consecutive rendezvous was also nearly called off. The Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics helped make the Warriors and Cavs work harder to get here than they ever had to before.1The two teams played 35 combined games to get through the conference playoffs, the most they’ve had to play in any of their preceding Finals runs. Another rematch looked far from inevitable just a handful of days ago — that part was interesting! (As long as you put aside the generally lopsided nature of most games this postseason.)Now we’re left with the matchup that has become as much a part of late spring as commencement speeches and pollen allergies. And although this year’s version contains many of the same characters as earlier sequels, there are just enough possibilities here to keep things, well, interesting — albeit probably still not competitive. Here are six numbers to keep an eye on as we see whether the Warriors can hang onto their title, or if the Cavs can shock the world again.The Vegas oddsIs this the biggest NBA Finals mismatch ever? According to the Las Vegas bookmakers, it’s in the conversation. The Westgate SuperBook installed the Warriors as 1-to-10 favorites going into the series, which translates to about an 89 percent probability of winning after adjusting for the vigorish. Using the archived numbers at SportsOddsHistory.com, which go back to the 1998-99 season, the only Finals matchup more lopsided than this one came in 2001, when the Los Angeles Lakers had an implied 94 percent probability of beating the Philadelphia 76ers. (The Lakers ended up cruising to victory in five games.)Our own Elo model is slightly more optimistic about the Cavs’ chances. Based on both teams’ pre-series ratings, Cleveland has roughly a 20 percent probability of beating the Warriors. (Our interactive model gives the Cavs a slightly better chance because it takes into account things that Elo alone ignores, including playoff experience and travel distance.) That’s still the eighth-lowest of any Finals underdog since the 1976 ABA-NBA merger, but it’s actually about double what the Cavs’ odds were heading into last year’s Finals — and only a bit worse than Cleveland’s 27 percent probability before the 2016 Finals (which they won, of course, in one of the greatest upsets in NBA history). * With a minimum 12 games played. Share is out of possessions the team had while that player was on the court.Possession share includes possessions used via field goal attempts, drawing fouls, turning the ball over, passing for assists and extending possessions with offensive rebounds.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 1993Michael JordanCHI38.029.45.036.8 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 2017Cavaliers1691Warriors18509.6 1986Rockets1640Celtics18078.7 Unfortunately for LeBron James and the Cavs, though, none of the underdogs on the list above ended up winning the championship. That’s because the NBA Finals are particularly unkind to underdogs. We can split hairs about how much of a favorite Golden State should be, but no matter how you slice it, upsets of this magnitude basically never happen on this stage.LeBron James’s share of team possessionsJames has built an entire career out of doing everything for his teams: scoring, distributing, rebounding, defending and countless other little on-court acts that help you win games. But in these playoffs, his workload is approaching a level that’s unprecedented even by his standards.Through a combination of shooting, ball handling and rebounding, LeBron has personally been responsible for about 38 percent of the Cavs’ possessions when he’s on the floor in these playoffs. The only player (minimum 12 games played) who’s handled a higher percentage of possessions in any postseason since the merger? James himself in his 2015 playoff campaign, when he nearly willed an undermanned Cavs squad past the Warriors: 2018LeBron JamesCLE35.946.73.637.6 LeBron’s workload is historic (again)Largest share of team possessions an individual player was responsible for in the playoffs,* 1977-2018 The bad news for James is that his supporting cast this season is even worse than it was that year (or in any of his other NBA Finals seasons, 2007 included). So he’ll need to keep shouldering this historic workload through the Finals if the Cavs are to have any shot at winning. James is a superhuman athlete, but between his 41.3 minutes per game, his 38 percent possession usage on offense and his likely defensive responsibilities — according to Second Spectrum, no Cavalier defended Kevin Durant for more possessions in last year’s Finals than James did — it’s fair to wonder how much more of this The King can handle before running out of gas.The Warriors’ assist-to-turnover ratioMy colleague Chris Herring once described the Warriors’ offense as “beautiful chaos,” a system of intricate off-ball screens designed to spring their many skilled shooters free for open shots. In order to work properly, though, that offensive machine requires a lot of patient and precise ball movement, which Golden State has had a bad habit of getting away from at times this year. While the Warriors did lead the league in assist-to-turnover ratio during the regular season, they frequently fell victim to stagnant offensive motion and careless passing against the Rockets, who held Golden State to a ridiculously low 1.1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the three games Houston won during the Western Conference finals — a mark that would have easily been the NBA’s worst during the regular season.Of course, the Warriors had a sky-high 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the games they won over Houston, a sign of how well their offense still functions when it really clicks. But replicating that will also mean cutting out another of the bad habits Golden State slid into against the Rockets: too much iso-ball with Durant. Nobody runs more isolation plays than Houston, and somehow James Harden and friends convinced the normally free-flowing Warriors to do the same, with ugly results. After running only 11.0 isolations per 100 possessions during the regular season (according to Second Spectrum), the Warriors were up to an astounding 28.5 per 100 in the West final. Durant is a brilliant 1-on-1 player, and sometimes that type of offense is unavoidable, but the Warriors are at their best when these plays are selectively mixed in amid the beautiful chaos — not when they’re the centerpiece of the attack.The Cavaliers’ 3-point percentageAs I’ve written before, Cleveland is abnormally reliant on 3-point shooting to power its streaky offense — and to compensate for a defense that ranked next-to-last in efficiency during the regular season. In the postseason, the Cavs’ 3-point percentage has been 10.5 percentage points higher during wins than during losses (unsurprising from the team that had the league’s biggest regular-season gap). When the shots are falling, Cleveland can beat anybody. But it’s anybody’s guess as to whether that will be true on any given night.Nobody typifies this Cavs phenomenon more than Kyle Korver and JR Smith, a pair whose value is almost completely dependent on how well they shoot the basketball. In playoff wins this season, they’re shooting a combined 47 percent from downtown; in losses, that figure drops to 26 percent. This might be a chicken-and-egg thing: Do the Cavs win because Korver and Smith shoot better, or do Korver and Smith shoot better because the offense is working better overall? There could be something circular there. But it’s telling that the quality of looks the pair gets (as measured by Second Spectrum’s quantified shot quality) barely changes between wins and losses — rather, the difference is almost entirely driven by big fluctuations in shot-making after controlling for the difficulty of their shots.That makes the Cavaliers dangerous (and frustrating) for fans and haters alike. Although the Cavs’ hot-and-cold shooting touch might not matter as much against a team as talented as the Warriors — Cleveland got demolished in last year’s finals despite matching Golden State’s 3-point percentage — one of the Cavs’ best paths to victory rests in one of their patented hot streaks.Golden State’s third-quarter runsAs our ESPN colleague Baxter Holmes wrote earlier this month, one of the Warriors’ deadliest weapons is their ability to go on a devastating run in the blink of an eye that buries opponents before they even know what hit them. Although it can strike at any time, it often manifests itself right after the team emerges from the locker room for the second half: Golden State’s third-quarter scoring margin during the regular season was 199 points better than that of any other team in the league.2In other words, the difference between the Warriors’ third-quarter scoring margin and that of the next-best team would itself rank second in the league in third-quarter scoring margin! And in the playoffs, the Warriors have outscored opponents by 130 total points in third quarters, versus only 20 points in every other quarter combined. In Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference finals, the Rockets watched their season slip away largely on the strength of massive runs staged by the Warriors during the third quarter.To a certain extent, there isn’t much that Cleveland — or anyone — can do to combat the Warriors’ quick-strike tendencies. But for a Cavs team prone to wildly up-and-down sequences of play (both from game to game and within the same contest), keeping Golden State from being able to capitalize on vulnerable moments will be a victory in itself. (For what it’s worth, the Cavs actually outscored the Warriors by 4 points in the third quarters of the 2016 finals.)Two deadly lineups?A decent chunk of the Warriors’ dominance over the past half-decade stems from the success of a few specific five-man units — matchup nightmares for whom opponents have no good answer. That has carried over into these playoffs, in which the so-called “Hamptons Five” lineup of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala (who will miss Game 1 of the finals but could be available later on), Klay Thompson and Durant has outscored foes by 22.9 points per 100 possessions thus far. In concert with Golden State’s switch-heavy defensive scheme, the versatility and length of that group ensures that the Warriors don’t suffer defensively even while playing their top offensive players together.But the Cavaliers have a lineup that has somehow been even more effective in the playoffs than the Hamptons Five (although in fewer minutes): The group of James, Smith, Jeff Green, George Hill and Tristan Thompson, which is outscoring opponents by 25.7 points per 100 possessions during the postseason so far.Lineup data is so noisy that there’s no guarantee that a given group’s apparent synergy in the past will carry over into the future. But that’s all part of the bargain with this Cavaliers team. Since they remade their roster at midseason, they’ve been using the playoffs as a lineup laboratory of sorts, searching for the group that works best together — and it’s still a work in progress. None of Cleveland’s other common postseason lineups (among those that have played at least 50 minutes together) are in the same neighborhood as the group above, though, while Golden State has four separate combinations (including the Hamptons Five) that rank higher than the Cavs’ second-best unit of James, Hill, Smith, Korver and Kevin Love.When you’re as heavy an underdog as the Cavs are, experimentation might be the best option, so we’ll see what group(s) coach Tyronn Lue turns to as the series takes shape.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 2002Nets1601Lakers171716.2 1996SuperSonics1695Bulls183212.8 2003Nets1624Spurs174615.1 The biggest NBA Finals underdogs since 1977According to probabilities generated by pre-series Elo ratings UnderdogFavorite 2009LeBron JamesCLE36.439.54.337.0 SeasonPlayerTeamUsage %Assist %Off. Reb. %Poss. % 2018James HardenHOU36.735.92.537.2 200176ers1592Lakers17687.8% 1992Michael JordanCHI37.128.34.935.7 1999Knicks1631Spurs174516.5 2015LeBron JamesCLE37.645.24.9%38.8% SeasonTeamElo RatingTeamElo RatingUnderdog Win % 2016Russell WestbrookOKC34.352.46.936.7 1981Rockets1573Celtics166820.4 2018Cavaliers1611Warriors171019.6 2013Carmelo AnthonyNYK38.09.32.535.7 2014Russell WestbrookOKC34.340.57.335.6 2003Allen IversonPHI36.736.02.536.2 2014Heat1638Spurs173020.9 read more

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28yearold pedestrian seriously injured in Cork collision

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to a road collision in Cork this morning in which a 28-year-old man was seriously injured.The incident occurred at 3.50am, on the Kilmallock Road, Charleville. The 28-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a car.He was taken by ambulance to Limerick Regional Hospital. The occupants of the car were not injured.The road is now closed to traffic with diversions in place and forensic collision investigators have been notified to attend the scene.Anyone with information is asked to contact Charleville Garda Station on 063-21770 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Read: Appeal for witnesses after man in 60s killed in Tipperary collision>last_img read more

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uTorrent 30 goes beta with remote control ratings and video streaming

first_imgWith more than 100 million active users around the world, uTorrent is far and away the most popular torrent downloading application. If you’re a fan and don’t mind running software with a few rough edges, the just-released uTorrent 3.0 beta is waiting for you and it offers some extremely useful new features.Among them you’ll find two community-driven quality controls. Any torrent you can download can be rated and commented upon, which should help other uTorrent users to decided whether or not a particular file is worth the hit against their bandwidth allowance (assuming your ISP has a cap system in place). Few download-related tasks are as infuriating as throwing away precious time and megabytes transferring a file which turns out to be bogus or non-functional. uTorrent 3.0 beta also introduces media streaming capabilities, allowing you to take a sneak peek at your video downloads like Pioneer One before they finish.AdChoices广告uTorrent Web, the browser-based tool which lets you remotely manage your transfers, is also included in version 3 and there’s a companion mobile app for those of you with an Android device. Maybe you’d prefer to just take all your downloads with you? In that case, you can install uTorrent as a fully portable application to an external hard drive of USB (or eSATA) flash drive for on-the-go file sharing. There’s also a drop zone for dead-simple torrent creation, allowing even the greenest peer-to-peer user to easily share files with the outside world.And yes, like any quality geeky platform in the 21st century, uTorrent 3.0 support apps. There are plenty of interesting options to check out, like uMap (which plots users in your swarm on a map) and Torrent Tweet (for those times when you want to shout your latest find from the top of the highest social network mountains).You can find the uTorrent 3.0 beta on the official download page.More at the BitTorrent Blog and TorrentFreaklast_img read more

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Bammy Jagne Redeployed As Sulayman Samba bounces back

first_imgBy MUHAMMED S. BAH It was announced in the 10 pm news of GRTS television on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 that Mr. Dodou Bammy Jagne has been relieved of his position as Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service and Minister of Presidential Affairs and redeployed to the portfolio of Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, with effect from Thursday, 18 August 2016In a similar vein, Mr. Sulayman Samba, the former Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service and Minister of Presidential Affairs, who was removed from this post on 30 June 2016 (less than two months ago)  has bounced back again to the same position.last_img read more

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first_imgMarcos Alonso has revealed that contract talks between himself and Chelsea are already at an advanced stageThe Spanish left-back has another two years remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.But, in light of reports linking him with a return to boyhood club Real Madrid in August, Chelsea are determined to secure Alonso’s long-term future.The 27-year-old remains a vital member of the Blues squad and has played every minute of their Premier League campaign to date.Aside from that, Alonso’s also chipped in a goal and five assists with Chelsea level with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the league table and unbeaten.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea and the club must also be happy with me because, although I still have two years left on my contract, they have offered me an extension,” Alonso told AS.“We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced.“If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month – in the coming days.”Alonso is with the Spain squad for their upcoming games against Wales and England.last_img read more

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Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma Posted: September 6, 2019 Updated: 4:26 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two people were rescued Friday morning after their fishing boat became stuck on in a cave near Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs.Lifeguards got a mayday call just before 2 a.m. saying the 26-foot catamaran was unable to get out of the cave. It took crews around an hour to find the cave, which was near the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant.Lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropsky said border customs agents were first to the scene and the coast guard also assisted them with a helicopter lighting up the area so lifeguards could see.The lifeguards jumped into the surf and had to swim out to the vessel and bring the victims back the rescue boat. Both men were uninjured.The men were asleep inside a 26-foot-catamaran, which was on auto- pilot mode, as they returned from a fishing trip near Coronado Island when they woke up around midnight and realized the surf was pushing their boat into a cave.The coast guard hopes to tow the boat sometime during the day. September 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Fuel Spills Onto Pad Wetland At Bethel Learning Center

first_imgBy Wednesday night they had moved about 400 gallons of diesel and water to temporary storage. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says an estimated 3,000 gallons of diesel spilled Tuesday outside the Yuut Elitnaurviat (YOOT LIT-now-vat) People’s Learning Center. Workers discovered the spill at 8 a.m. Tuesday and shut off the pump. The spill occurred on the building pad and reached a natural depression in adjacent wetland. Responders from Alaska Chadux Corp. started cleanup Tuesday. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Petroleum spill responders have begun cleaning up a diesel fuel spill outside a learning center in Bethel. The DEC says maintenance workers manually operated a pump transferring diesel fuel from a 4,000-gallon feeder tank to a day tank left a pump on and the day tank over filled.last_img read more

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Military Seeks To Limit Congress On Fixing Child Sex Assault

first_imgAP Photo/Charles Dharapak, FileThis March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Military officials want to limit congressional efforts to address sexual assaults among service members’ children, even as new data show the problem is larger than previously acknowledged.U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged.Members of Congress expressed alarm and demanded answers after an Associated Press investigation revealed that reports of sexual violence among kids on U.S. military bases and at Pentagon-run schools are getting lost in a dead zone of justice that often leaves both victim and offender without help.With at least three potential legislative fixes being drafted, military officials have had a clear message during briefings with lawmakers and their staffs: We can handle this on our own. It’s a strategy that began months ago, after the Pentagon received AP’s questions and well before officials understood the scope or severity of the problem.In March, AP documented nearly 600 sex assault cases among children and teens on U.S. bases worldwide over a 10-year period. Army criminal investigators have now added another 86 investigations to the 223 they initially disclosed. The revision came after AP challenged data that suggested major installations in several states and overseas had no or only a few such sexual assault cases.One Texas congressman has filed legislation that would direct the Pentagon to transfer cases to state authorities, who unlike the military or federal prosecutors have much more experience handling juvenile offenders. At least two Senate offices are drafting legislative language to address the problems that AP’s reporting revealed.In response, officials from the service branches and the Pentagon school system lobbied for time to fix the problem themselves, according to interviews and records.School system officials have told AP they were developing new rules for responding to the sexual violence. The Defense Department promised more broadly to take “appropriate actions” to help juveniles involved in sex assaults.“I think they would like to make the corrections … because, simply, they can do it faster than Congress can,” Sen. Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican who served in the Army National Guard and is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said of her meeting with Pentagon school system officials.Ernst said school officials did not offer specific steps they would take and that, while she supported internal reforms, she might still back legislation.A staffer in another senator’s office said the military briefers thought they were getting the problem under control.“They did not want any legislative action on this,” said the staffer, who was not authorized to speak publicly and did so on condition of anonymity. The staffer thought legislation would be needed.Some military officials began discussing how to limit congressional involvement last fall, as AP was gathering records and data about child-on-child sexual assaults on bases. At that point, the Pentagon was not tracking the problem, but some military officials expected news coverage to generate attention from Congress.AP’s investigation found that many reports were shelved by military criminal investigators, while other cases were unprosecuted by civilian authorities, who are responsible because military law doesn’t apply to service members’ families.“I hope to be able to demonstrate that we are making progress on our own, and do not need any legislative assistance,” Col. William Smoot, the Army’s chief of criminal law, wrote in an October email to fellow Judge Advocate General lawyers. Smoot asked colleagues to relate how they were coordinating with civilian prosecutors so that the Army could “determine what, if any, changes should be made.”Approached in person recently, Smoot referred a reporter to the Army’s press office, which later characterized the email as reflecting the Army’s desire to “coordinate its efforts with Congress.”“Although the Army has sufficient authority to improve its response to juvenile misconduct cases,” a statement said, “the Army greatly respects Congress’ oversight role and will continue to work closely with Congress on this issue.”Last month, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command released data under a Freedom of Information Act request that showed it had undercounted the number of investigations its agents had conducted.The additional cases the Army released showed that installations where the agency had reported zero incidents in fact did have investigations. Those included bases in Hawaii, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Korea and Germany.Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey wrote in an email that the agency “hand searched” cases that it had recorded as still “open,” some dating to 2007, and found that 86 had been closed. Investigators concluded the allegations were true in 83 percent of those cases, AP found.The Army still has not disclosed the number of pending sexual assault investigations it has involving kids on base.The lack of reliable tracking concerns Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat and former prosecutor who also sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee. In an April 27 letter to Army Secretary Mark Esper, she wrote of the “strong possibility” that the military was not coordinating well with civilian authorities.“I am sure you would agree that close coordination between the Army and local or federal law enforcement is critical to ensuring all cases of sexual assault on Army installations are addressed appropriately,” McCaskill wrote. Sharelast_img read more

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Robust defence important for hockey team

first_imgIndia’s men’s hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said that a well-organised defence will hold the key for the team’s fortunes in next year’s Rio Olympic Games.Oltmans, who is doubling up as High Performance Director and head coach after the ouster of Paul van Ass, said that he was working on building a solid defence and switching to different styles of play in different situations.“Organisation of defence is very important. If your defence is well organised you have confidence while going for attack. If your defence is not well organised you can be in trouble in counter attacks,” Oltmans said here. Also Read – A league of his own!The Indian men’s team is here for a three-week training stint till September 27 before leaving for New Zealand for a hockey Test series.Asked about other areas which he would want to improve in the Indian team, he said, “We want to be unpredictable and dynamic, to be able to play in different styles according to different situations.”“In France and Spain (where the team toured recently), we tried to implement these things. We have very good players in attack who scored some very good goals like the one by Akashdeep and Ramandeep. We have rooms for improvement in attack. It’s good to have some series in line so that we can see how we can apply these changes.”Asked if the Indian team was progressing in the right direction with less than a year left for the Rio Olympic Games, he said, “In India people always looked for results but we cannot always think about the result. The process is important.last_img read more

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Time to Craft nominees for 2010 cruise industry awards

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Television personality Shelley Craft will host the 10th annual International Cruise Council Australasia (ICCA) Awards in January, 2011. Nominations for the record 15 awards on offer are now open. The event will take place on Saturday 29 January, 2011 at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park Hotel.”ICCA’s awards night is recognised as a highlight of the cruise industry calendar” said Council General Manager Brett Jardine. Mr. Jardine is “delighted” to have Shelley Craft, presenter for popular television programs, Australia’s Funniest Home Videos and Domestic Blitz, host the gala event. With her experience on The Great Outdoors travel program, Ms. Craft is no stranger to the cruise industry. The Gold Sponsor of the event will be Cruise Passenger Magazine, who has maintained primary sponsorship over the past four years. In the past awards night tickets have sold out speedily. “We anticipate the 2010 awards to be just as popular” said Mr. Jardine. This year’s event sees the amount of awards on offer increased to 15, expanding the Consumer Cruise Promotion category.Agencies will be able to make nominations for the Cruise Promotion category as well as the Neil Frazer Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Cruise Industry award.Other award categories – including Cruise Agency of the Year, Cruise Consultant of the Year and the Rising Star Award – are voted on by cruise line members and the Council. Shelley Craft will host 2010 Cruise Industry Awardslast_img read more

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