Mourinho to wait on loan stars

first_img The Blues boss presented his end-of-season report to the Chelsea hierarchy on Monday, detailing his thoughts on all matters relating to the first-team squad. Definitive decisions on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, striker Romelu Lukaku and the others who spent time away from Chelsea this season will wait until after training resumes on July 8. Courtois has impressed in his third consecutive season on loan at Atletico Madrid, helping the Spaniards to the May 24 Champions League final at the expense of his parent club, and could put pressure on Petr Cech as Chelsea number one. Lukaku spent a second straight season on loan in the Premier League, scoring 17 goals for Everton – a tally greater than any of the strikers who remained at Stamford Bridge. Others will also be looked at closely by Mourinho, including Victor Moses, who spent the season at Liverpool, and Marko Marin, who helped Sevilla to win the Europa League. After Chelsea’s final home game of the season, Mourinho insisted there was no rush to make decisions relating to his squad. Tellingly, though, captain John Terry signed a one-year contract extension 24 hours after Mourinho’s report was submitted. The fates of record goalscorer Frank Lampard and left-back Ashley Cole are still to be clarified, with their contracts expiring imminently. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will wait until pre-season before determining the futures of his loan stars.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Ellsworth wins season opener 48-36

first_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Bio Latest Posts EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016center_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Nick Bagley shoots the ball in the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team’s 48-36 win over Foxcroft Academy in the Eagles’ season-opener on Friday at Ellsworth High School. Bagley finished with 24 points for the night.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSNick Bagley drives for a layup in the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team’s 48-36 win over Foxcroft Academy in the Eagles’ season-opener on Friday at Ellsworth High School. Bagley finished with 24 points for the night.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS12PreviousNextEllsworth and Foxcroft Academy basketball players fight for a rebound in Friday night’s game at Ellsworth High School. Ellsworth won 48-36.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSELLSWORTH – Nick Bagley scored half of the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team’s points in the Eagles’ 48-36 win over the Foxcroft Academy Ponies on Friday night at Ellsworth High School.Bagley posted 24 points and had six of Ellsworth’s eight steals in the Eagles’ season-opener.“He’s a good player,” said Ellsworth Coach Peter Austin of Bagley. “He can shoot from most anywhere. He’ll be one of our go-to guys this year.”Austin also noted Cooper Henderson’s performance against Foxcroft’s Hunter Smith, a junior who ranked 4th in the Big East, averaging 17.1 points per game last year.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“He’s definitely a top five player in our league,” Austin said of Smith. “He knows how to get open, and he uses his arms and body well.”Smith was held to just 15 points, which Austin attributes to Henderson’s defense.“It was a tough and physical game,” Henderson said. “Very fast-paced.”The game remained close throughout the first half. Ellsworth led Foxcroft 13-12 with three minutes remaining in the second quarter when Bagley drove in for a layup to extend the Eagles’ lead to 15-12. A Foxcroft foul put Bagley on the free throw line, where he sunk both shots to make the score 17-12.Foxcroft hit a three-pointer on the following drive, but Bagley responded with a three-point basket of his own to keep the Ponies down 20-15 with a minute remaining before halftime.Again, Foxcroft answered with a field goal, then a three-pointer after a Bryce Harmon free throw to narrow Ellsworth’s lead to 21-20 with seconds remaining in the period.Bruce St. Peter shoots the ball in the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team’s 48-36 win over Foxcroft Academy in the Eagles’ season-opener on Friday at Ellsworth High School. St. Peter finished with six points for the night.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBefore time expired, Bruce St. Peter scored from under the basket as the buzzer sounded to bring the Eagles up 23-20.In the third quarter, Bagley scored all of Ellsworth’s 12 points to outscore the Ponies’ five points for the period.“I thought Cooper did a nice job on Smith, and Nick got us going in the third,” Austin said. “Those two helped us win tonight.”The Eagles led 35-25 at the beginning of the fourth quarter and maintained a lead until the end.“It was kind of a sloppy game, but obviously, I’m happy with the result,” Austin said. “Foxcroft is better than I thought they were going to be.”Henderson, St. Peter and Alex Braley all scored six points. Harmon contributed five points and seven of Ellsworth’s ten assists.“We’ve got a long ways to go,” Austin said. “We didn’t play our best, so we’ll work on that for next time we go out.”Ellsworth will play at Hermon on Wednesday.last_img read more

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first_imgTHERE is widespread shock and grief in a Co Donegal town today after a 25-year-old man killed in a traffic accident overnight died just 100 yards from where his cousin was killed 20 years ago.The victim, named locally as Shane McMonagle, died when his car struck a telegraph post at around 4.25am at Carnagarve, just outside Moville.No other vehicles were involved in the incident which killed the popular local and well-known DJ. Shane’s cousin Mark McMonagle was killed not far from the scene of this morning’s incident two decades ago.He was a pedestrian who was out walking along the road when a car came around the corner and killed him.“This is just dreadful news for the McMonagle family,” said one local on Moville’s main street today.“Everyone is just in deep shock. Shane was a grand fella and his death is a dreadful reminder of the death of his cousin Mark. “Our prayers and sympathies are with his entire family circle today.”Superintendent Kevin English said the investigation is continuing into the incident. The car had left the road and was spotted by two witnesses.“We would like to offer our sympathies to the family,” he said.Said a Garda spokesperson: “Gardai in Buncrana are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Greencastle Road, Moville at approximately 4.25a.m. this morning 19th July, 2012.“A man in his mid 20′s was fatally injured when his car left the road and collided with a telegraph pole.  He has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital. “The road has been closed pending completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place but please note that no articulated lorries or heavy good vehicles will have access between Moville & Greencastle in both directions untill the road re-opens.”Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 – 9320540, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Forensic officers are at the scene which has been cordoned off.Our earlier report is here: CAR CRASH VICTIM DIES 100 YARDS FROM WHERE COUSIN WAS KILLED was last modified: July 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CAR CRASH VICTIM DIES 100 YARDS FROM WHERE COUSIN WAS KILLEDlast_img read more


Sexoffender registry laws discriminate against mentally ill court rules

first_imgTORONTO — Ontario’s top court has thrown out parts of laws requiring lifelong sex-offender registration as unconstitutional.The ruling applies when a person has been found not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder and given an absolute discharge.The court found both provincial and federal legislation to discriminate against the mentally ill.It noted that in those cases, the mentally ill have committed no crime but have no way to get off the registries.It gave the governments 12 months to fix the legislation.However, it also ordered immediate removal from the registries of the man who brought the case.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Shadow Minister of Health Addresses Pollution

first_img Related Items:beautiful by nature, edwin astwood, pollution, shadow minister of health Recommended for you Grand Turk, 16 Oct 2014 – Our islands are uniquely beautiful by nature. Therefore, the onus is on us to preserve it for future generations. Consider this: the average household produces one to two 19 gallon bags of rubbish in one week. Now consider the amount of rubbish that is produced on your street…then your district…then your island…then our country. Imagine most of that rubbish being scattered about your island. You may live on an island that has a schedule for garbage collection; where residents keep their properties and their surroundings tidy; and there are no uncaring persons polluting the environment with garbage and refuse. Then you can claim our slogan, “Beautiful by nature.”As Shadow Minister for Health and the elected member for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, I am hereby appealing to the residents on our islands to join me in my campaign to keep our islands clean. We can quantify the advantages of a clean community. The benefits run the gamut from an economic stand point to a healthy environment.We rely on tourists who come to our shores. Do we want them to take one look and decide never to return? We can play our part by practicing healthy, cleanly habits. Let us adopt these two slogans and make them our mantras:Put it in the can, man;Keep our islands clean, green and pristine.Litterers and dumpers are not welcomed in our beautiful by nature islands. Each resident can make a difference by adhering to practices that enhance our beauty rather than detract from it. We may not see road signs that warn of fines for littering, but that should not deter us from becoming civic minded, nonetheless.“Out of all those hundreds and hundreds of islands lying in the seas and oceans of the earth, the Turks & Caicos are our islands. Grand Turk is my little one, so we just got to be aware of them and take care of them.” This is my personal creed.I implore those among us who do not care about our islands and the environment to desist from destroying their beauty. We must all do our part, especially the Government, who I see as turning a blind eye to this situation of pollution within our islands.On any given Cruise ship day on Grand Turk there are thousands persons on the streets, moving around, sightseeing, taking pictures, and visiting places of interest. What are they seeing and photographing? Should they see the garbage accumulating on a vacant lot opposite the old police station, near the Museum? Is this the image that the Minister of Tourism wishes to sell as the lasting image of Grand Turk? Is this what the Minister of Environment considers to be “Beautiful by Nature”? Is this how the Minister of Government Support Services lend support to the environment? And is this what the Minister of Health considers to be promoting a healthy life style? Does this Government really care about any of this? From my observations, it does not look so. I, along with other private citizens and groups, have been assisting in cleaning our island. However, we need the Government to do its part. My advice to the Government:Provide adequate resources to the departments responsible for garbage collection and cleaning; Promote caring for the environment;Enforce laws for protecting our “Beautiful by Nature Country”, please.End.Hon Edwin AstwoodShadow Minister of HealthMP for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay School fire reveals serious cracks in emergency response in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Salt Cay being ignored, Member & Native demand better Change is on the horizon says PDM Leader Sharlene Cartwright Robinson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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UPDATE FX Cuts Ties With Louis CK Ending 4 TV Shows

first_imgTwitter User @variety ___ 5 a.m.Jenny McCarthy says actor Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition in 1995.The former Playboy model recounted her encounter with Seagal during a tryout for “Under Siege 2” on her Sirius XM radio show Thursday.She says she was alone in the room with Seagal when he asked her to sit next to him on a couch. After she declined, she says Seagal asked her to take her clothes off even though the part required no nudity. McCarthy says she walked out of the audition, but Seagal followed her and warned her not to talk to anyone about the encounter.McCarthy told the same story to Movieline in 1998.A representative for Seagal didn’t immediately return a request for comment Friday, but a Seagal spokesman has denied the McCarthy’s accusations to The Daily Beast.___ 10 p.m. The Los Angeles Police Department says it is no longer investigating a sexual assault report filed by actor Corey Feldman. The LAPD said in a statement Thursday that the events were so long ago that the statute of limitations has expired on Feldman’s allegations and detectives have no further avenues to pursue. The 46-year-old appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” last week to say he was sexually assaulted as a child actor and witnessed sexual abuse of other young performers. Feldman said in a lengthy online post Wednesday that he is grateful to the women who came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein because the story has resurrected interest in Feldman’s own reports of abuse. A spokeswoman for Feldman did not immediately respond to a request seeking further comment. ___ 8:30 p.m. The nonprofit advocacy group Women in Film is launching a help line for sexual harassment victims in the entertainment industry. The group said Thursday that the help line will serve as a crisis center and centralized information source for anyone seeking help. It is expected to be operational by Dec. 1. There will also be a pro-bono legal aid panel of specialized attorneys to help advise victims. Women in Film Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer says their phones have been ringing off the hook since the sexual harassment stories began to break. Schaffer says victims who call express feelings of isolation and fear of retaliation and potential legal costs of coming forward. ___ 8:05 p.m. A former writer on “Mad Men” tells the website The Information that series creator Matthew Weiner harassed her at work. The allegation by Kater Gordon was reported Thursday, and denied in a statement released by Weiner’s publicist. The statement says Weiner does not remember making the comment to Gordon and it does not reflect a comment he would say to a colleague. Gordon couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. She told The Information that the alleged incident occurred when she and Weiner were working late one night at the office. She claimed that he told her she “owed it to him to let him see me naked,” the website reported. Gordon said she “froze,” tried to brush it off and continued working. She started as a staff writer on the AMC drama before becoming a writers’ assistant, and then shared a writing Emmy in 2009 with Weiner for an episode of the show. Gordon said she was let go from the series a year after the alleged incident and lost her passion for writing. ___ 7:45 p.m. FX Networks, which airs several shows created or starring Louis C.K., says it has received no complaints of harassment about the comedian but is reviewing its relationship with him. The statement issued Thursday evening says the network is troubled by allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against the comedian in a New York Times story. The statement says FX will take all appropriate measures to protect its employees. The network has produced five shows over the last eight years with C.K., including his comedy “Louie” and the current series “Baskets” and “Better Things.” He is also developing another series for FX called “The Cops” in which he’s set to star opposite Albert Brooks. ___ 7:15 p.m. HBO says Louis C.K. will not appear on its upcoming autism benefit show “Night of Too Many Stars.” The cable network also says it is removing all of C.K.’s past projects from its on demand services. The move came hours after The New York Times detailed five women’s allegations of sexual misconduct by the comedian. A representative for C.K. had no immediate comment on the allegations. The small distribution company that is handling the release of Louis C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” said Thursday that it is reviewing the situation and giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film. ___ 6:55 p.m. Los Angeles prosecutors say they’ve launched a task force to evaluate allegations of sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. District Attorney Jackie Lacey says in a statement Thursday that the task force will include specially trained prosecutors who will evaluate cases once they are referred to the district attorney’s office for prosecution. She says the task force is comprised of veteran sex crimes prosecutors who will review cases as they come in. But Lacey says so far there have been no cases sent to the DA’s office for criminal charges. Lacey said earlier Thursday that her office was in touch with Los Angeles police and police in Beverly Hills as they investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing against Harvey Weinstein. She declined to comment further on the status of the investigations. ___ 6 p.m. The Television Academy says it stands by women making allegations of sexual misconduct, though it is not commenting specifically about allegations against Louis C.K. In a statement Thursday after a New York Times report in which several women accuse the comedian of sexual misconduct, the academy says that all television professionals deserve to be “treated with dignity and respect, free of predatory harassment.” C.K., the Emmy-winning star of FX’s “Louie,” is among the latest Hollywood figures to be accused of misconduct in a wave that began when dozens of sexual harassment allegations were reported last month against film mogul Harvey Weinstein. ___ 4:15 p.m. The small distribution company that is handling the release of Louis C.K.’s film “I Love You Daddy” says that it is reviewing the situation and giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film. The Orchard released a statement Thursday after a New York Times story reported the accounts of five women alleging sexual misconduct from C.K. The film had been set for a limited theatrical release on Nov. 17. The statement also said there is never a place for the behavior detailed in the allegations. Earlier in the day, the company canceled the New York premiere of the film. The Orchard acquired C.K.’s film at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year for $5 million. In the film, C.K. plays a successful TV producer whose 17-year-old daughter begins a relationship with an older director. It spawns a kind of crisis for C.K.’s character, who has his own issues with how he treats women. ___ 3:00 p.m. The New York Times has published a story about Louis C.K. in which several women accuse the comedian of sexual misconduct, including masturbating in front of them. A publicist for C.K. did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Another publicist told the Times the comedian would not respond to their reporting. Five women — including comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov and Rebecca Corry — allege C.K. either masturbated in front of them, asked to do so or did so over the phone. The Emmy-winning star of FX’s “Louie” is known for his candid, warts-and-all personal humor, which also involves bodily fluids and sex. ___ 1:15 p.m. The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been canceled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian. The distribution company The Orchard said in a statement that the Thursday cancellation was “due to unexpected circumstances.” C.K.’s scheduled Friday appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” also has been scrapped. The Woody Allen-esque film tells the story of a successful TV writer-producer that attempts to stop his 17-year-old daughter’s growing admiration and relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker. Allegations of questionable sexual behavior have long dogged C.K and he said this summer that he and co-writer Vernon Chatman wanted to make a movie about beloved artists who are trailed by murmurs of scandal. ___ 10:15 a.m. Director Alfonso Arau is dismissing Debra Messing’s charge that he demeaned her on the set of her first film, “A Walk in the Clouds.” He accused the “Will & Grace” star of “following fashion” with her accusation but that it had “nothing to do with reality.” He added that she owed him her career because he picked her from “many, many” actresses. Messing spoke up in February about her experience on the movie, a romance released in 1995 co-starring Keanu Reeves. She had said that Arau and producers had surprised her with a nude scene that she hadn’t agreed to in advance. When she complained, she says he told her, “Your job is to get naked and to say the lines. That’s it.” Arau spoke Wednesday at the premiere of Disney-Pixar’s “Coco.” The 85-year-old actor and director voices the character of Papa Julio in the film. ___ 7:30 a.m. “Prison Break” star Robert Knepper is denying allegations that he forced himself on a costume designer in 1992. Designer Susan Bertram told The Hollywood Reporter that Knepper sexually assaulted her while filming “Gas Food Lodging.” She alleges he grabbed her and pushed her against a wall in the actor’s trailer. She says she managed to escape. Knepper responded to Bertram’s allegations on Instagram, saying “I am shocked and devastated to be falsely accused of violence against a woman. That’s just not who I am.” Knepper is the among the latest Hollywood figures to be accused of misconduct in a wave that began when dozens of sexual harassment allegations were reported last month against film mogul Harvey Weinstein. ___ 2:30 a.m. Kevin Spacey is getting cut out of Ridley Scott’s finished film “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it’s supposed to hit theaters. People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly say Plummer is commencing reshoots immediately in the role of J. Paul Getty. According to the report, all of Spacey scenes will be reshot. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to participate. Scott is intending to keep the film’s Dec. 22 release date. The film was originally set to have its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 but was pulled earlier this week amid the sexual harassment reports surrounding Spacey. Spacey has also been fired from “House of Cards.” Share The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against men in the entertainment and media industries (all times local):Photo via Twitter Christine 💋 @USAloveGODThe New York premiere Thursday of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been cancelled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian.4:50 p.m.The financial fallout to Louis C.K.’s acknowledgement of sexual misconduct has begun, with FX Networks and FX Productions announcing they will cut ties to the comedian, stripping his title as executive producer and taking away any compensation for the four projects they were working with him on.In a statement, FX Productions says it will cancel a deal it had with C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton. The four projects in the works were “Better Things,” ”Baskets,” ”One Mississippi” and “The Cops.”FX Networks and FX Productions say C.K. was a “professional” partner over the past eight years but “now is not the time for him to make television shows.”The announcement came hours after C.K. said recent allegations of sexual misconduct are true and he released a statement expressing remorse about using his power “irresponsibly.”___3 p.m.Photo via Twitter Peter Davis‏Verified account @PeterDavisNYCAnthony Edwards said he was molested by Gary Goddard when he was 12.“ER’ actor Anthony Edwards has revealed that he was molested as a child by a director and producer, staying quiet because of emotional manipulation.The actor accused Gary Goddard of molesting him when he was 12 years old. He alleges a friend was raped by the older man but he and his friends remained silent about the abuse. Alan Grodin, a lawyer for Goddard, said Goddard has been out of the country and “and will have a response shortly.”In the post Friday on Medium, Edwards said he’s been in therapy for years over the assault and confronted Goddard over it 22 years ago at an airport, in which “he swore to his remorse.”Edwards urged society to break the stigma of childhood sexual abuse and hopes the abused with stand up and tell their stories. He added: “My abuse may always be with me, but it does not own me.”___2:45 p.m.Ellen Page says director Brett Ratner outed her in front of “X-Men” cast and crew when she was a sexually unsure 18-year-old, leaving her feeling violated and ashamed.In a Facebook post Friday, Page said Ratner used a pre-production meeting for the 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand” to make the comment she called “horrific.”According to Page, she was standing next to a woman 10 years her senior when Ratner pointed to Page and told the other woman, “You should (expletive) her to make her realize she’s gay.”“He ‘outed’ me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic,” wrote Page. The “Juno” star came out publicly in 2014.Page, who started acting as a child, recounted being harassed or assaulted as an underage teen by other people in the industry whom she didn’t identify.She’s worked with many “honorable and respectful collaborators,” Page wrote, but called misbehavior in the industry “ubiquitous.”The flood of accusations by others who have been abused represents a “long awaited reckoning,” she said.An attorney for Ratner, who has been accused by at least six women of sexual harassment, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.___Twitter via @ABCWorldNews1:30 p.m.Comedian Louis C.K. says recent allegations of sexual misconduct are true and it expresses remorse in a statement in which he admitted using his power “irresponsibly.”The comedian issued a statement Friday saying the sexual misconduct claim by five women against him “are true” and he “can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them.”He apologized to the cast and crew of several projects he’s been working on, his family, children and friends, his manager and the FX network.The 438-word statement ends with the comedian vowing to stop talking and leave the spotlight, stating “I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”___1:25 p.m.A freelance writer has accused Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner of sexual harassment, saying Wenner offered a writing contract to the man if he spent the night at the publisher’s Manhattan townhouse.Wenner says in a statement that he did attempt to have a sexual liaison with Ben Ryan, who was 27 at the time of the incident in 2005. But Wenner denied offering a writing contract for sex and said that another one of his magazines, Men’s Journal, published a piece he had earlier assigned Ryan.Ryan told BuzzFeed about the incident. Ryan said it didn’t necessarily surprise him that after fixing a drink, Wenner kissed him. Ryan said, “I went along for a second but then said something to the effect of, ‘oh, please, I’m not that kind of girl.’”Wenner said he “respected” that Ryan turned him down. He said, “I had no intention of making him feel uncomfortable.”___11:35 a.m.Netflix has scrapped plans for an upcoming Louis C.K. stand up special in light of five women’s allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian.The streaming service says it finds the allegations in the story published in the New York Times on Thursday “disturbing.”Netflix on Friday cited “unprofessional and inappropriate behavior with female colleagues” as the reason for not producing the special. It would have been the network’s second stand up special with C.K.Numerous projects have been shelved due to the accusations, including release of C.K.’s feature film “I Love You, Daddy,” and HBO has removed his work from its on demand video streaming service.C.K. has not commented publicly on the allegations.___11:10 a.m. Actor Jeremy Piven has responded to another allegation of sexual misconduct against him by saying he hopes the string sexual harassment allegations sweeping Hollywood will lead to “a constructive dialogue on these issues.”Piven made the statement on Twitter while denying an accusation made against him from an advertising executive. Tiffany Bacon Scourby tells People magazine Piven held her down while he performed a sex act at a hotel 14 years ago. She says she came forward to back up the claims of two other women who accused Piven of sexual misconduct.Piven says that accusations against him “are absolutely false and completely fabricated” and added “continuing to tear each other down and destroy careers based on mere allegations is not productive on any level.”___10 a.m.Indie distributor The Orchards says Louis C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” will not be released, following a report on sexual misconduct by the comedian.The film was set for release on Nov. 17. The film’s New York premiere was also canceled on Thursday.The Friday announcement came after The New York Times on Thursday reported that C.K. has masturbated in front of five women comedians and actresses.C.K. has not responded to the allegations.___9:45 a.m.The BBC says it is pulling a new Agatha Christie adaptation from its television schedule because of sexual assault allegations against actor Ed Westwick.Westwick appears in mystery thriller “Ordeal by Innocence,” which had been due to run over the Christmas period.The BBC said Friday that “these are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgment but until these matters are resolved we will not include ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ in the schedules.”The broadcaster said Westwick has also paused filming on the 1980s-set sitcom “White Gold.”Police in Los Angeles said Thursday they are investigating a sexual assault report filed against former “Gossip Girl” star Westwick.In a Facebook post on Monday, actress Kristina Cohen said that Westwick sexually assaulted her three years ago. Westwick has denied the allegation. A second actress, Aurelie Wynn, also accused Westwick of sexually assaulting her in a Facebook post on Thursday.___5:30 a.m.Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.Raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold-medal winning team, details the abuse in her book “Fierce,” which will be released on Nov. 14.Raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was abused by Nassar. McKayla Maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 Games as Raisman’s teammate, said last month she was molested for years by Nassar.___last_img read more

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The youth gala

first_imgThe youth festival 2013, that is going on in the Capital, is empowering the country’s young achievers. It is also providing them with a national platform to showcase their talent. The festival is bringing together a truly Indian extravaganza of dance, drama and music for youngsters.The festival stages together an array of dance forms that depicts the flavour of India. Young and talented artists and groups, from all over the country, are participating in the event. Be it contemporary, classical or folklore – there’s a lot of action to watch out for in every segment of the festival. Youth bands selected from different states and cities are set to take the festival on a much higher note. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘We are extremely overwhelmed to see the kind of acknowledgement this festival is receiving from people of all ages in the city. The crowd, the hoots and the appreciation from the audience on each day, says it all’, said Sindhu Mishra, Deputy Secretary of Sahitya Kala Parishad.She moves on to explaining the concept of the festival further. There are many independent groups/institutes in our country who are continuously helping the youngsters with adequate training in different art forms. Then, there are youth bands who have their own unique take on music and a huge fan following. ‘Our country has a bunch of talent waiting to get explored. At the same time, these young dancers, musicians, cultural groups and trainers, need support and the right kind of exposure. The youth festival acts like their backbone and give them the platform to showcase their talents and the culture,’ she added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGiving the ongoing festival a much-needed edge, an exhibition showcasing the best artworks by young artists from various art colleges of Delhi is also up for display and exploration.As part of their many endeavours to keep the roots of our country intact, the Delhi government’s Department of Art, Culture and Language celebrates this festival annually to make sure that our young achievers are recognised and encouraged and take their talents seriously. It also, in turn, brings a reason for celebration. Groups like Sadhya, Bhoomika, ASPA, Abhinay dance company, Tapasya among others are taking on the contemporary juncture in full swing. Music bands including Secret Weapon, Indian Saber, Three the People, Daksha, to name a few, will musically empower the festival in coming days.In the classical segment, dance forms like Kathak, Oddissi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam, Chhau, Kuchipuri, Bharatnatyam and Kathakali will be performed by young birds from all across the country, reflecting the true culture of our country.Also Murad’s Sarangi, Akram Khan’s Tabla, Ajay Kumar’s ritual drum, Anupriya’s Parinday band playing the violin and Pt Bhajan Sapoori’s Santoor will ensure classical music gets its due at the Youth Festival, on all days.When: Till 1 DecemberWhere: Central Park, Connaught Placelast_img read more

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WestJet sold to Onex Corporation for 5 billion airline will go private

first_imgWestJet sold to Onex Corporation for $5 billion; airline will go private Travelweek Group Tags: Onex Corporation, WestJet CALGARY — WestJet says it has entered into a definitive agreement for its acquisition by Onex Corporation for an all-cash deal worth $5 billion. Assuming the deal goes through, WestJet will operate as a privately-held company from late 2019 or early 2020 onwards.Under the terms of the agreement, Onex Corporation and its affiliated funds will acquire all outstanding shares of WestJet for $31 per share. The transaction value is approximately $5 billion including assumed debt.WestJet says it was approached by Onex in March 2019, at which point the WestJet board of directors formed a special committee of independent directors to provide the Board with its advice and recommendations with respect to the proposal from Onex and the transaction, and to supervise the negotiation of the terms and conditions of the transaction.After an extensive review of the proposed transaction, says WestJet, the special committee provided its unanimous recommendation of the transaction to the WestJet board of directors.The WestJet board of directors, having received and considered the recommendation of the special committee, determined that the transaction is in the best interests of WestJet and unanimously recommends that WestJet shareholders vote in favour of the transaction at the special meeting of shareholders to be held to approve the transaction.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTClive Beddoe, WestJet’s Founder and Chairman, said in a statement released this morning: “Since our first flight in 1996, WestJet has been singularly focused on providing better options for the Canadian travelling public and this transaction retains that commitment. I am particularly pleased that WestJet will remain headquartered in Calgary and will continue to build on the success that our 14,000 WestJetters have created. Onex’s aerospace experience, history of positive employee relations and long-term orientation makes it an ideal partner for WestJetters, and I am excited about our future.”Ed Sims, WestJet’s President and Chief Executive Officer, added: “We are delighted to continue the journey of building an airline based on a growing network, providing competitive airfares and more choice to, from and within Canada, for communities large and small. Integral to this relationship is a commitment to our employees, and our unique ownership-driven culture.”The transaction is to be completed by way of an arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta). Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including court and shareholder approval and receipt of certain regulatory approvals, including approval under the Canada Transportation Act.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe approval under the Canada Transportation Act involves a determination by the Minister of Transport which entails an assessment of the public interest as it relates to national transportation.“WestJet is one of Canada’s strongest brands and we have tremendous respect for the business that Clive Beddoe and all WestJetters have built over the years. WestJet is renowned internationally for its unparalleled guest experience and employee culture,” says Tawfiq Popatia, a Managing Director at Onex. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with WestJetters and continuing this remarkable Canadian success story.” Monday, May 13, 2019 center_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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