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110 things Ive learned in 10 years as a DP

first_imgAdvertisement I can’t promise that any of the below will be useful to you, or that’ll you’ll even agree with it — it’s all just my opinion — but in the spirit of the people who’ve helped me I present the following. Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement A few weeks ago I realised it’s been ten years since my first time working on a film set. In that time I’ve definitely made progress up the cinematography ladder — by my estimation, having started at 0 and with the likes of Kaminski at 100, I’m hovering at a solid 3.2 (rising to 4 momentarily any time Larry Fong likes something on my Instagram).So it’s early days. Nonetheless, if I’ve got a lot to learn now, I was genuinely clueless a decade ago. Only through the generosity and openness shown by other DPs sharing their knowledge and experience — in person, in books, magazine articles and internet posts — have I made it this far.To mark this… decennial (I had to look that up), it seemed like it would be fun to note down a few of things I really wish I’d known when I started out. Plus who doesn’t love a listicle? (Number 73 will shock you…)last_img read more

Canadian actor Alan Thicke the Dad on the Sitcom Growing Pains Dies

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69, his publicist confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.The actor reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. He was transported to a hospital on Tuesday afternoon where he was pronounced dead.Thicke was best known for his role on the sitcom Growing Pains and most recently appeared on Netflix’s Fuller House. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Growing Pains aired on ABC for seven seasons, from September 1985 to April 1992. On the sitcom, Thicke played Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist who works from home. Joanna Kerns played his wife and Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller and Ashley Johnson were their kids. In the last season, Leonardo DiCaprio appeared as a homeless teen who moves in with the family.After hosting a successful daytime talk show in Canada, the Ontario native launched the syndicated Thicke of the Night, produced by famed network programmer Fred Silverman, in September 1983 for an American audience. However, it proved to be no match for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and lasted just nine months.He’s survived by his sons Brennan, Carter and Blurred Lines singer Robin, as well as his wife, Tanya.last_img read more

Meat Loaf says Bat Out of Hell musical will set a new

first_img Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement A classic album by Meat Loaf is coming to the Canadian stage later this year when Bat Out of Hell: The Musical hits Toronto. Today, the veteran rocker sits down with q guest host Ali Hassan to talk about Bat Out of Hell‘s legacy and its translation to the theatre stage.Bat Out of Hell has sold over 43 million copies worldwide and the theatre production of the album is reflective of Meat Loaf’s own thespian bent: the musician has appeared in several films including The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Login/Register With:last_img

Heres Storefront Theatres response to sexism racism homophobia and more the Feminist

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The new faces behind the Storefront Theatre do not have time to mince words.The indie company, coming off a tumultuous year that saw it lose its venue on Bloor St. W. in January 2017 and scramble to find homes for its productions, has a new management team and a new event coming this month: the Feminist F–k It Fest.“I don’t know if we thought that the name would stick, but it did. Actually that was the perfect name. After what happened in 2017, we want to say ‘F–k it,’” says Sedina Fiati, managing director of the Storefront. “I think we, as women and non-binary people, are finding our voices. And you know what? F–k it.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: Sedina Fiati, right, and Claire Burns are the founders of the Feminist F–k It Fest. (VINCE TALOTTA / TORONTO STAR) Fiati is, of course, referring not only to Storefront Theatre’s rocky year. The expletive is directed toward all examples of systemic sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia and more that have driven social movements over the past year and a half — now that the arts community in Canada is reckoning with its own power abuses and imbalances. Twitterlast_img read more

Weather Specialist Warren Dean Joins CTV Regina Beginning Today

first_imgWarren Dean LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook REGINA (October 17, 2018) – CTV Regina announced today that Warren Dean has been appointed as weather specialist for the station’s weekday evening newscasts, including CTV NEWS AT FIVE and CTV NEWS AT SIX, beginning today. Previously, Dean served as weekend weather anchor for CTV Calgary.“Joining the great team at CTV Regina is the most wonderful homecoming I could imagine,” said Dean. “It’s an honour and a privilege for me to report on my home province, and I look forward to keeping viewers informed on the most up-to-date and accurate weather details so they are well-prepared for whatever the day brings.”“Warren is a veteran broadcaster who skillfully delivers significant weather updates and connects with local viewers,” said J.C. Garden, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Regina and Southern Saskatchewan. “His extensive experience and dedication to accuracy will make him a valued asset to Regina’s most-watched newscasts.” Login/Register With:  @CTVWDean @CTVRegina CTV Regina @ctvreginaAbout CTV NewsCTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN Bloomberg, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNews.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNNBloomberg.ca, and are complemented by the CTV News, CP24, and BNN Bloomberg apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement During his broadcasting career of more than 15 years, Dean has been a trusted voice across numerous local television and radio stations in Western Canada, having served as weather anchor for CBC Edmonton and CBC Calgary, as well as an on-air host at Q107 Calgary. Born in Meadow Lake, Sask. and having grown up in the small town of Glaslyn, Dean is passionate about his home province and maintains a strong connection to the community.Social Media links Twitterlast_img read more

Ellen Gabriel takes on justice system at MMIWG inquiry as Quebec City

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsEllen Gabriel testified Friday at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls as the hearings in Quebec City wrapped up.Gabrielle, from the Mohawk community of Kanehsatake, told the commissioners that the justice system is “controlled by the perpetrators themselves.”“We saw that in Kanehsatake, we saw that at Ipperwash, we see that right across Canada and we saw that in Val d’Or where 35 Indigenous women made complaints against the Sûreté du Québec and not a single police officer found guilty,” she said.Gabriel told the commissioners that the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples should be used as a framework.drochette@aptn.ca@danfromestlast_img

Bear Clan patrol in Winnipeg out in full force after community puts

first_imgDarrell StrangerAPTN NewsHomelessness and drug use forced a community in Winnipeg to put out a call for the Bear Clan patrol to step in and help.The patrol doesn’t normally walk the streets of Winnipeg’s North Point Douglas – but on Wednesday night, with the help of the Winnipeg police, they went and had a look.According to the Bear Clan, members of the community started asking for help during the summer.dstranger@aptn.calast_img

US slaps 220 per cent duty on Canadas Bombardier jets

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Commerce Department slapped duties of nearly 220 per cent on Canada’s Bombardier C Series aircraft Tuesday in a victory for Boeing that is likely to raise tensions between the United States and its allies Canada and Britain.Commerce ruled that Montreal-based Bombardier used unfair government subsidies to sell jets at artificially low prices in the U.S.“The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.Canada responded by saying it “strongly disagrees” with the U.S. move.“This is clearly aimed at eliminating Bombardier’s C Series aircraft from the U.S. market,” said Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs.Bombardier, meanwhile, called the decision “absurd …. U.S. trade laws were never intended to be used in this manner, and Boeing is seeking to use a skewed process to stifle competition.”In April, Boeing charged that Bombardier had received at least $3 billion in subsidies from the governments of Britain, Canada and the province of Quebec. The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer asked the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate the alleged “predatory pricing.”Specifically, Boeing said that Bombardier last year sold Delta Air Lines 75 CS100 aircraft for less than it cost to build them.“Subsidies enabled Bombardier to dump its product into the U.S. market, harming aerospace workers in the United States and throughout Boeing’s global supply chain,” Boeing said Tuesday.But Delta has said Boeing did not even make the 100-seat jets it needed.“Boeing has no American-made product to offer because it cancelled production of its only aircraft in this size range — the 717 — more than 10 years ago,” Delta said in a statement Tuesday.President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to get tough on trade. He has repeatedly criticized Canada, saying it unfairly blocks U.S. dairy products and subsidizes its softwood lumber industry. Trump also has threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if he can’t negotiate a better version with Canada and Mexico.Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier drew a backlash even before Tuesday’s decision. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened this month to stop doing business with Boeing, which is in talks to sell Canada 18 Super Hornet jet fighters. British Prime Minister Theresa May has discussed the case with Trump. Her concern: Bombardier employs more than 4,000 workers in Northern Ireland.Connecticut Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy last week wrote a letter urging U.S. government officials to “refrain from taking action that will endanger the many jobs in Connecticut that depend upon Bombardier.” Engines for the C Series aircraft are made by Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, Connecticut.Commerce’s findings Tuesday aren’t the end of the matter. The department is expected to announce its findings in another case against Bombardier early next month. Then the International Trade Commission — an independent federal agency that rules on trade cases — will decide early next year whether to uphold Commerce’s duties.Bombardier could appeal any sanctions to a U.S. court or to a dispute-resolution panel created under NAFTA. The Canadian government could also take the case to the World Trade Organization in Geneva._____________________________________Gillies reported from TorontoFollow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PaulWisemanAPlast_img read more

US gets tougher on Russia new sanctions accusations

first_imgWASHINGTON – In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of an elaborate plot to penetrate America’s electric grid, factories, water supply and even air travel through cyber hacking. The U.S. also hit targeted Russians with sanctions for alleged election meddling for the first time since President Donald Trump took office.The list of Russians being punished includes all 13 indicted last month by special counsel Robert Mueller, a tacit acknowledgement by the administration that at least some of Mueller’s Russia-related probe has merit.Trump has repeatedly sought to discredit Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, but the sanctions appeared to rely on the special counsel’s legal conclusions in deciding who should be named. The sanctions freeze any assets the individuals may have in U.S. jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them.The named Russians — 19 in all — are unlikely to have any assets in the United States that would be covered, making the move largely symbolic. But it could help inoculate the president from persistent claims he’s afraid or unwilling to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin or to fight back against efforts to undermine America’s democracy and domestic affairs.“We’re going to be tough on Russia until they decide to change their behaviour,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. At the same time, she left open the possibility of better U.S.-Russia co-operation, arguing that “if we can work together to combat world threats on things like North Korea, then we should.”U.S. national security officials said the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and intelligence agencies determined Russian intelligence and others were behind a broad range of cyberattacks starting a year ago. Russian hackers infiltrated the networks that run the basic services an Americans rely on each day: nuclear, water and manufacturing facilities like factories.The officials said the hackers chose their targets methodically, obtained access to computer systems, conducted “network reconnaissance” and then attempted to cover their tracks by deleting evidence of the intrusions. The U.S. government has helped the industries expel the Russians from all systems known to have been penetrated, but additional breaches could be discovered, said the officials, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security information.The officials described Russia’s operation as ongoing.The U.S. accusations and accompanying sanctions mark a stepped-up attempt by Trump’s administration to show it’s adequately confronting Russia over hacking, election meddling and general efforts to compromise Western democracies and infrastructure. Trump on Thursday also joined the leaders of Britain, France and Germany in blaming Moscow for the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy who was living in England.The sanctions prompted a swift threat of retaliation from Russia’s government, which said a response was already being prepared. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov suggested the Trump administration had timed the action to taint this weekend’s presidential election in Russia, in which President Vladimir Putin is expected to win an overwhelming victory.“It is tied to U.S. internal disorder, tied of course to our electoral calendar,” Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the Russian state news agency Tass.Altogether, 19 Russians were cited. Also sanctioned were five Russian companies, including the Internet Research Agency, which is accused of orchestrating a mass online disinformation campaign to affect the U.S. presidential election result.The U.S. Treasury Department announced the sanctions amid withering criticism in the U.S. accusing Trump and his administration of failing to use its congressionally mandated authority to punish Russia. The sanction targets include officials working for the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.The sanctions are the first use of the new powers that Congress passed last year to punish Moscow for interfering in the election that Trump won over Democrat Hillary Clinton.Yet Russia hawks in Congress deemed it too little, too late.“Even more must be done,” said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona called the action “overdue.”And Democrats homed in on the fact that the list of Russians hit with sanctions included all of those indicted by Mueller. That shows the administration believes the investigation is legitimate, they argued.Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York said the sanctions prove that Mueller’s “investigation is not a ‘witch hunt’ as the president and his allies have claimed.” He said, “It’s more clear than ever that the president must not interfere with the special counsel’s investigation in any way.”The Treasury Department said the GRU and Russia’s military both interfered in the 2016 election and were “directly responsible” for the NotPetya cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe in June 2017, causing billions of dollars in damage by disrupting global shipping, trade and medicine production. Treasury said that the attack caused several U.S. hospitals to be unable to create electronic medical records for more than a week.Among those affected were Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is known as “Putin’s chef” and who ran the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, and 12 of the agency’s employees. They were included in Mueller’s indictment last month.The Russian agency “tampered with, altered or caused a misappropriation of information with the purpose or effect of interfering with or undermining election processes and institutions,” specifically the 2016 U.S. presidential race, the U.S. said.___Reach Matthew Lee on Twitter at http://twitter.com/APDiploWriter and Josh Lederman at http://twitter.com/joshledermanAPlast_img read more

Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico Texas

first_imgCIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico – At least 200 demonstrators blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas on Monday to protest the disappearance of dozens of people in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, snarling traffic in both directions into the night.The protest began around 9:30 a.m. at the bridge, which is used exclusively by cargo trucks travelling between Tamaulipas state and Laredo, Texas, and was still going late Monday.Thousands of trucks make the crossing each day, and long lines of tractor-trailers backed up along the highway.Demonstrators were protesting what they consider a weak response by authorities to 43 complaints filed with prosecutors over disappearances in Nuevo Laredo.“We are demanding justice,” said Estela Gonzalez, who lodged a complaint about a missing nephew-in-law. “Alive or dead or however they may be, we want to know what happened to them.”Nuevo Laredo’s acting mayor, Rafael Pedraza Dominguez, went to the bridge in the afternoon to try to persuade the protesters to leave, promising to engage in talks with them.But they ignored his pleas and vowed to maintain the roadblock.“What we want is a solution, and if (the missing) have already been harmed, well, what happened to their bodies?” Gonzalez said.Nuevo Laredo is a key smuggling corridor for rival drug gangs, and the city has been experiencing a wave of violence.In March, four members of a family were killed in the crossfire between Mexican marines and gang members. The following month federal prosecutors issued a report faulting officers for the deaths.last_img read more

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

first_imgDETROIT — Beer drinkers can’t claim blissful ignorance for much longer.Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer’s calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.Bud Light is likely the first of many to make the move. The labels aren’t legally required, but major beer makers agreed in 2016 to voluntarily disclose nutrition facts on their products by 2020.Many brands, including Corona Light, Guinness, Heineken and Coors Light, already have calories and other nutrition information on their bottles or packaging. But it’s in small type, or hidden on the bottom of the six-pack, and ingredients aren’t listed.Bud Light went with a big, black-and-white label, similar to the ones required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on packaged foods. At the top, Bud Light lists its four ingredients: water, barley, rice and hops. Below that, it shows the calories in a 12-ounce bottle or can (110) and other facts. Bud Light contains 2 per cent of the recommended daily amount of carbohydrates, for example.“We want to be transparent and give people the thing they are used to seeing,” said Andy Goeler, vice-president of marketing for Bud Light.Individual bottles and cans of Bud Light won’t have the full labels, but they’ll continue to have some nutrition information printed in small type.Goeler said the brand’s research shows younger drinkers, in particular, want to know what’s in their beer.“They have grown up really in tune to ingredients,” he said.Goeler said he didn’t know when other brands owned by Bud Light parent Anheuser-Busch — including Michelob and Stella Artois — would adopt bigger nutrition labels.But the question is: Will such labels make a difference in the choices consumers make? At least one study suggests they won’t.Researchers at Cornell University and Louisiana State University tracked what happened when diners were given menus with calorie counts. It found that diners who knew the calorie counts ordered lower-calorie appetizers and entrees, but the calorie counts had little impact on orders for drinks and desserts.John Cawley, an economics professor at Cornell and one of the authors of the study, said diners seemed to respond most to information they didn’t already know. They were probably surprised by the calories in some appetizers, for example, but already knew the general range for a glass of beer or wine.Cawley said it’s telling that a light beer would be the most forthcoming about its ingredients and nutrition information. Bud Light’s sibling, Budweiser, has 35 more calories and four additional grams of carbohydrates, according to the brand’s website.Ultimately, the biggest changes may come from manufacturers themselves, not consumers, Cawley said. Since nutrition labels were first required in the early 1990s, companies have competed to look healthier or remove objectionable ingredients like trans fats.“That is actually the biggest public health victory of all,” Cawley said.Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Presslast_img read more

PM flags off Lucknow Metros NorthSouth corridor

first_imgKanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off the commercial run on Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor through video conference from Kanpur. The length of the North-South corridor is 23 kilometre. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Chandauli MP and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kanpur MP Murli Manohar Joshi, along with other state ministers were present on the occasion. The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail project. Modi also distributed keys of houses to the beneficiaries of PM Awas Yojana.last_img

Funds in KMC fixed deposit to be spent on providing amenities

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim reiterated on Monday that funds in the fixed deposit of the civic body will be utilised only for development work and civic amenities and any wastage of such funds will not be tolerated.Replying to a query from Congress councillor Prakash Upadhyay regarding the existing amount in the fixed deposit of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) at the monthly meeting, Hakim said: “We have an amount of Rs 17.10 crore till February 2018. The funds in the fixed deposit, whether it is more or less, does not matter. What matters most is offering services and civic amenities to the people. Since the Trinamool Congress took over the board of the KMC in 2010, it has provided civic amenities in the form of potable drinking water, lights, development of slums, an overhaul of the drainage system, scientific plan for solid waste management etc.” According to Hakim, when Subrata Mukherjee of the TMC ended his term as the Mayor in 2005, the amount of fixed deposit stood at Rs 377.16 crore. When Bikash Bhattacharya of the Left Front board took over as Mayor, he sold a number of plots of land and the fixed deposit went up to Rs 721.25 crore. Hakim further informed that when Bhattacharya’s term as Mayor ended in 2010, he left Rs 588. 67 crore in the fixed deposit of the KMC. “The revenue earning is a part our job but our main aim is to ensure that the citizens get the best of amenities,” he maintained. The Mayor further said that the KMC has set a target of three years to ensure the supply of potable drinking water to every single pocket in the city. “There are problems in certain pockets, particularly in the added areas in the southern part, and we are taking all possible measures to augment water supply. The capacity of the Garden Reach Waterways is being raised by 25 million gallon and we are also constructing small booster pumping stations in these areas to boost water supply,” he added.last_img read more

Legendary pianist captivates music lovers of Kolkata

first_imgThe Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata and the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi, in association with The Calcutta School of Music recently presented Recital Italiano – a piano recital by the legend Luciano Bellini, conductor and pianist – showcasing works by Italian composers. The performance was experienced by the classical music lovers of the city.Luciano Bellini performed his masterpieces like, G Verdi Romance sans paroles Valzer in Fa Mag; R Leoncavallo Canzonetta; G Puccini Piccolo Valzer; G Rossini Un rêve to name a few. The musical pieces played in the first part of Recital Italiano were his rare compositions which were done in the 19th century by Opera composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and Leoncavallo. In the second part, he played the pieces composed in the 20th century, especially for the revival of instrumental music which had been neglected because of the supremacy of Opera.last_img read more

Six workers critically hurt in Gurugram factory fire

first_imgGurugram: Six people working in a garment factory in Gurugram received burn injuries after the industrial unit named Shobha designs caught fire due to short circuit on Sunday morning. The incident occurred in the industrial area of Sector-37 at around 3:00 am.All seven workers are from Uttar Pradesh. According to sources all the workers injured in the mishap have received 25 to 30 percent of burn injuries. Meanwhile the two who are critically injured and have been admitted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital have received 70 to 75 percent of burn injuries. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe two workers who are in critical conditions have been identified as Arun and Ravinder. While Arun is from Mirzapur, Ravinder is from Saharanpur. Other victims in the incident have been identified as Satyaprakash (Badohi), Kamlesh, (Prayagraj), Santosh and, Chotelal (Bulandshahr). The four are receiving treatment in a private hospital in Gurugram Three fire tender vehicles were used to douse the fire and it took more than hour an hour for the fire officials to bring the situation under control. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaAccording to fire officials the garment factory was functioning illegally and had not taken required safety measures. The fire officials stated that the fire occurred at the basement and then spread to the other areas. The impact of the loss caused due to the mishap can be gauged from the fact that three machines of the garment unit were completely destroyed. “The main reason for the fire was short circuit. We observed that the owner had not changed the wires and it was extremely outdated. We observed that the factory was functioning illegally and various measures of security were compromised,” said a senior official from Gurugram fire department. Meanwhile the police have also filed a formal complaint in the case and have begun their investigation. This is the second major tragedy that has occurred in the industrial units of Gurugram.last_img read more