Man charged with seconddegree murder robbery in NS businessmans death

first_imgSYDNEY, N.S. – A 28-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery with violence in the death of a prominent Nova Scotia businessman.Jim Matthews — co-founder of a financial planning business in Halifax — was found dead at in his apartment in Sydney last Tuesday.Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac said Aaron Shaun Young of New Waterford has been charged in the 54-year-old man’s death.Young is also facing firearms and robbery-related charges for two separate incidents in New Waterford last Monday, said McIsaac.“These offences occurred subsequent to the homicide of Mr. Matthews,” said McIsaac, noting that Young was charged early last week in those armed robberies and was remanded into custody.“Our investigators were quickly able to identify Mr. Young as a suspect, and we knew that there was not an individual at large in our community after committing a homicide, and we were satisfied that there was no ongoing risk to public safety.”Matthews split his time between Halifax and Cape Breton, and was part-owner of the market building where his body was discovered.The coal miner’s son co-owned Matthews McDonough Financial Planning Inc., in Halifax.Originally from Sydney Mines, he had a passion for revitalizing Sydney’s downtown core. He owned several office buildings in the city, including the popular Prince Street Market.“He wanted to help revitalize downtown. He was passionate about it and the building is up and running and a success.” John Tompkins, his long-time business partner, said Aug. 31.“Jim was a guy that was up at 3:30 or four o’clock in the morning and was out for a run and an hour bike ride before you had your coffee. You could never match his energy and his zest for life.”Young appeared in Sydney provincial court on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court again Oct. 10.last_img read more

How Three Billboards went from film fest darling to awardsseason controversy

first_imgBut when the movie started screening outside the festival circuit weeks later, what had looked like consensus between both audiences and critics began to crumble. Three Billboards got something very right about women’s rage, but it also got something very wrong about race — no small matter for a film set in Missouri in 2017 that features an openly racist cop who dances around the n-word and has tortured a black man in police custody. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri seemed poised from the start to be an awards-season steamroller. It boasts a bevy of strong performances led by Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, and a barnburning screenplay by McDonagh — all of whom are among the film’s seven Oscar nominations, which also include Best Picture. And it was clear from the trailer that Three Billboards was a movie about a woman fed up with the world’s injustice in general and her own town’s specifically; McDonagh had been working on the screenplay for years, but its arrival seemed perfectly timed for the end of 2017.The film raked in accolades from critics at its festival premiere in Venice and more in Toronto the next week. (I saw it in Toronto, and though I didn’t love the film as much as some of my colleagues, I appreciated what it was going for.) But it wasn’t just many critics who loved the movie: The ticket-buying audience at the public screenings in Toronto also voted to award the film the People’s Choice Award, historically a solid indicator of future awards-season success. The audience picked Three Billboards over crowd-pleasing movies like The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour, and Molly’s Game. Clearly, it had hit a nerve.Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell at the premiere of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017. Michael Tran/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Tories questioned on why they did not boot Beyak from caucus sooner

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Conservative party is facing questions on why it failed to oust Sen. Lynn Beyak from its caucus sooner, despite repeated calls from Indigenous leaders.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer issued a statement late Thursday saying Beyak no longer had a role in the caucus after she posted letters from supporters on her website, including one that said every “opportunistic culture, subsistence hunter/gatherers seeks to get what they can for no effort.”Scheer called it “racist” to suggest Indigenous Canadians are lazy.Beyak could not be reached for comment following Scheer’s decision.Emails to Beyak’s office have gone unanswered and the voicemail box at her Senate office is full.Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the government finds it disappointing that Conservative leadership allowed Beyak to use her position to espouse her “ill-informed and offensive views” of history.“Although Sen. Beyak has been finally removed from the Conservative caucus, it is more disappointing that her appointment by the Conservatives allows her to continue to use parliamentary resources to validate the views of those who refuse to accept the truth and propagate the misinformation and prejudice that continue to feed racism in our country,” Bennett said in a statement.Beyak was named to the Senate by former prime minister Stephen Harper.Last year, Scheer was urged by a number of Indigenous leaders, including Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, to remove Beyak from caucus following remarks she made about the legacy of Canada’s residential schools.“In this era of reconciliation there is no place for the kind of outdated and uninformed thinking expressed by Sen. Lynn Beyak,” Bellegarde said in September.“She should resign, and if she won’t resign she should be expelled from caucus by the Conservative leader to demonstrate his party’s commitment to truth and reconciliation.”In March, Beyak told the Senate that government-funded, church-operated schools where Indigenous children endured widespread sexual and physical abuse were not all bad.“I speak partly for the record, but mostly in memory of the kindly and well-intentioned men and women and their descendants – perhaps some of us here in this chamber – whose remarkable works, good deeds and historical tales in the residential schools go unacknowledged for the most part and are overshadowed by negative reports,” Beyak said.last_img read more

Annan considering trip to Cyprus region by end of February spokesman

Spokesman Fred Eckhard told the press at UN Headquarters in New York that the last week of the month was the period during which an agreement on Cyprus must be reached if the opportunity that now existed were to be seized. “[The Secretary-General] strongly hopes that the negotiations under way will be successful, and is prepared to continue playing a personal role to this end. Greece and Turkey have been approached on this possible visit,” Mr. Eckhard said in response to questions from the press. He noted that the precise itinerary of the Secretary-General’s travel would reflect a judgment made closer to the time regarding the possibility of his playing a personal role in bringing efforts to achieve a comprehensive settlement to a decisive conclusion.The spokesman also noted that Alvaro de Soto, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, was in New York today and Thursday to meet with Mr. Annan. read more

Brookfield Asset Management reports US843M Q1 profit up from 697M a year

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2014 7:06 am MDT Brookfield Asset Management reports US$843M Q1 profit, up from $697M a year ago TORONTO – Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) said Wednesday it earned US$843 million in its latest quarter, up from US$697 million a year ago.The company said the profit amounted to 80 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, up from 51 cents per diluted share a year ago.Brookfield said the increase was due in part to an increase in the value on its office and retail properties and private equity investments, offset in part due to a change in tax rates.Revenue totalled US$4.37 billion, down from $4.95 billion in the first three months of 2013.Funds from operations totalled US$492 million or 72 cents per share, down from $689 million or $1.03 per share a year ago when the results were boosted by the sale of part of its renewable energy portfolio.“Our global portfolio of real assets turned in a strong performance, including a significant increase in fee revenues and the contribution from our renewable energy investments,” Brookfield chief executive Bruce Flatt said in a statement.“We continue to see attractive investment opportunities globally for all of our funds, benefiting from both our strong access to capital and operating platforms.”Brookfield holds over US$175 billion in assets under management with a focus on real estate, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Brookfield Asset shares rose 41 cents to C$46 on Wednesday.Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version said revenue was up from the previous quarter read more

US stocks swoon extending market losses as traders dump risky assets and

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Oct 15, 2014 10:03 am MDT Stocks are falling sharply as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 272 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 16,042 as of 11:51 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. It plunged as much as 369 points shortly after trading began.The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 32 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 1,845. The Nasdaq fell 60 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 4,167.All three indexes are now negative for the year. The S&P is down 8 per cent from its record high reached Sept. 18.Bond prices soared as investors shifted money into safe-haven investments.The yield on the 10-year Treasury note plunged to 2.03 per cent from 2.20 per cent Tuesday, a huge move. US stocks swoon, extending market losses, as traders dump risky assets and favour bonds read more

North Korean families facing deep hunger crisis after worst harvest in 10

Crop failures due to dry spells, heatwaves and flooding during the growing season, mean that those affected do not have enough food to see them through to the next harvest.In #DPRK around 10 million North Koreans are suffering food shortages after worst harvest in a decade – joint assessment from @UN’s @FAO and @WFP— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) May 3, 2019 The assessment for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as the country is formally known, is based on data gathered by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) who conducted missions to the country last month and in November 2018.They concluded that the reduced harvest, coupled with increased losses following the harvest, has left the country with a food deficit of 1.36 million metric tonnes, taking into account DPRK’s ability to import food from outside the country.The aggregate 2018-2019 food crop production is estimated at 4.9 million metric tons, which is the lowest since the 2008-2009 season.In addition to unfavourable climatic conditions, limited supplies of agricultural inputs, such as fuel, fertilizer and spare parts have had “significant adverse impact” the agencies report.The report also found worryingly low food consumption levels, limited dietary diversity and families being forced to cut meals, or simply eat less.A particular concern, is the lack of dietary diversity, which is vital to good nutrition. That’s amplified when it comes to families with young children, or pregnant and breastfeeding women, who are the most vulnerable to malnutrition.The assessment found that the Government’s Public Distribution System, on which a large portion of the population relies, has been forced to cut rations to the lowest ever level for this time of the year. read more

Womens Volleyball The Buckeyes hit the road again to face No 6

Members of Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrate a point scored against No. 2 Penn State on Oct. 6. The Buckeyes lost 3-2. Credit: Rebecca Farage | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team (10-7, 3-3 Big Ten) will hope to find better success this weekend when it travels for a pair of games in Illinois against No. 6 Illinois Friday and Northwestern Saturday after dropping its last two matches to Penn State and Rutgers.Last season, the Buckeyes beat Northwestern both games in their home-and-home series. Ohio State defeated the Wildcats in a 3-0 sweep at St. John Arena and beat them again in a 3-1 match in Evanston, Illinois.The Buckeyes have won two of the last three contests between the two teams, but lost to the Illini 3-1 last season. Illinois leads the all-time series with a 41-38 record with games between both teams taking place since 1974.Ohio State has been more successful against Northwestern as it has defeated the Wildcats in the last fives matches.Ohio State associate head coach Susan Halverson-Maloney has been practicing with the Buckeyes, focusing on their serve-and-pass as they prepare to go up against two teams she knows play a strong defense and serving game.“Both teams are similar to us in that they’re battling in the Big Ten right now. [They have] a lot of matches going long, a lot of sets going long,” Halverson-Maloney said.  “For us it’s about staying in each point, refocusing after each point, winning the long rallies.”Halverson-Maloney believes that the key to having a successful weekend is to find consistency and maintain the same level of play with every game.“[We are] just looking to our leadership to keep us consistent on both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively, trying to find our edge and our push in tight moments,” Halverson-Maloney said.Last weekend was one of sophomore outside hitter Bia Franklin’s most impressive performances as she hit 10 kills and nine digs in Friday night’s game against No. 2 Penn State. Both numbers were career-highs for Franklin.“I just did what the team needed and they helped me,” Franklin said. “It was really nice and natural, I didn’t really think about it.”With some of the players facing continuous injuries, Halverson-Maloney said the Buckeyes have collectively tried to step up their performance. “They’ve been flexible, they’ve been competitive, willing to do anything for the team,” Halverson-Maloney said. “We’ve had great response from every position. They’re enjoying the newness of the lineup and trying to work out and problem-solve together.” read more

Nicolás Maduro Fury over Venezuela leaders Salt Bae feast

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVenezuela crisis: Maduro to close border with BrazilFebruary 21, 2019In “latest news”Helicopter attacks Venezuela court, Maduro denounces coup bidJune 28, 2017In “Helicopter attacks Venezuela court”Guyana, Venezuela lay out demands ahead of Presidents meeting tonight at UNSeptember 27, 2015In “Politics” Chef Gokce posted pictures of himself with President Maduro in his Istanbul restaurant (Twitter/@nusr-ett)Video of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro eating in an upscale steak restaurant in Turkey has caused outrage in crisis-hit Venezuela.The images show Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, also known as “Salt Bae” carving meat in front of the president and his wife, Cilia Flores, at Gokce’s Nusr-Et restaurant in Istanbul.Almost two-thirds of Venezuelans have reported losing weight as shortages of food worsened in recent years.Red meat is especially scarce.Chef Nusret Gokce posted three videos of Mr Maduro’s visit on Instagram, but has since deleted them. But many social media users reposted the video.The chef, who has been dubbed Salt Bae for his stylised way of sprinkling salt on his meat, is seen carving meat in front of the couple with dramatic flair.President Maduro can be heard saying: “This is a once in a lifetime moment.”Other videos show President Maduro smoking a cigar taken from a box with his name engraved on a plaque, and Cilia Flores holding up a T-shirt with the chef’s image.Gokce owns several luxurious restaurants in the US, the Middle East and Turkey, and videos of him carving meat have been watched by millions of people.His restaurants sells some cuts of meat for several hundred dollars.The presidential couple were in Istanbul on a stop-over from China, where the president was trying to drum up investment.The videos were shared widely by critics of Mr Maduro.Opposition leader Julio Borges, who is living outside Venezuela for fear of arrest, tweeted: “While Venezuelans suffer and die of hunger, Nicolás Maduro and Cilia Flores have a good time in one of the most expensive restaurants in the world, all with money stolen from the Venezuelan people.”But criticism was heaviest in Venezuela, where 64% of people have reported losing significant amounts of weight, 11kg (24lbs) on average, amid worsening food shortages.Child malnutrition is at record levels and 2.3 million people have left the country since 2014. (Excerpts from BBC) read more

Norwegian golden Era Thorir Hergeirsson Girls wanted to win

← Previous Story WCh in Brasil: Norway World Champion 2011! Next Story → WCh 2011 “All Stars Team” – Seven players from seven NT, no MVP Norway wins World Championship in Brasil, another, third big title in the last three years. At the Press conference after the match, happiness and dissapointment on the faces of two coaches:Olivier Krumbholz, coach France: This match is a big disappointment, as we didn’t succeed in defence as we wanted to, especially against Lunde-Borgersen. It was decisive that we lacked our injured players Pineau and Signate, who are highly important for our defence. I hope they come back sonn, but unfortunately Pineau will not be able to play at the Olympic Qualification Tournament. So her injury is much more disappointing than the final defeat. Norway was not afraid of us, in contrast: they were much stronger.Thorir Hergeirsson, coach Norway: We were well prepared for the final and we saw the final step of a great development of our team in this tournament. We had to take many challenges in 2011, as many players were not so healthy that they could play at the World Championship. We started to integrate young players and played many friendly matches – including four defeats against France before Brazil. So the key to success were the development and the cooperation with experienced players like Kristine Lunde-Borgersen, who had given birth in February. But thanks to a special training program she was ready for Brazil, what was highly important as our key players Hammerseng and Larssen had to be replaced. We knew before the final that, if we give four to five per cent more than in the semi, we have a chance to win. And the most important fact in the end was: The girls wanted to win, and if they want to win, you will win. It is great to have the three major titles now, as we are always playing to win. But right after Christmas we will start preparing for the Olympics, as all other teams improve, and we do not want to be overtaken. It is a great honour for us that we received an SMS of the Norwegian Prime Minister after the victory, aside we hope for a huge Christmas present from the Swedish team, which is qualified for the Olympics now.Angelique Spincer, player France: We feel very sad, as we wanted to bring the Gold medals to France. We were weak in defence in the first half and missed too many chances in attack after the break.  Now I hope that we can improve at the Olympic Qualification Tournament to get the ticket to London.Kari Grimsbö, player Norway: We have shown that we have a good team. If maybe even better players join our squad at the Olympics we get better an better – but all other teams work hard, too. Thorir Hergeirsson read more

Off Beat Woodlands fertile farms also produced elephants

first_imgWoodland plant breeders are being celebrated for growing some of the most dazzling and fragrant garden products in the world.Our “Weekend” section highlighted the 10th annual Woodland Tulip Festival, where visitors were delighted by acres of eye candy at Holland America Bulb Farm.Not far away, the sweet-scented legacy of a pioneering plant breeder was celebrated when Lilac Days opened at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.Interestingly enough, a quite different product of a Woodland breeder was in the regional spotlight the previous weekend. There was nothing about the focus of that celebration that was as light as a fragrance or fragile as a blossom. We’re talking about Packy the elephant.Packy was born April 15, 1962, at the Oregon Zoo. But when Columbian reporter Eric Florip wrote about Packy’s 50th birthday party a week ago, he noted that the elephant was bred in Woodland.And that was a reminder of a 2006 item in this space, when we looked back on the breeding operation that produced Packy.H. Morgan Berry raised zoo and circus animals on a 76-acre farm outside Woodland.In 1979, Berry was found dead inside an elephant pen on his farm, according to a story in The Columbian’s files. (“We are assuming the elephant mauled him,” the coroner said a few days later).Another elephant took off from the farm the night Berry died. Thai, a four-ton bull, was tracked down the next day.But a posse of deputies, neighbors and animal handlers from the Seattle and Portland zoos couldn’t herd Thai home, The Columbian reported.Finally, all tuckered out from the chase, Thai plopped right down on a county road and took an afternoon nap. So did several of his pursuers.last_img read more

Fashion show honors survivors of heart disease stroke

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A fashion show sponsored by the American Heart Association of South Florida honored survivors of heart disease and stroke.Survivors strutted down the runway Saturday while accompanied by people who helped them on the road to recovery.“I’ve had three open-heart surgeries. I was born with a congenital heart defect,” said survivor Stephanie Fink. “I am going to be walking with my cardiologist, with my surgeon, who is absolutely amazing.”The fashion show was a celebration of life.“As a physician, this is awesome because we get to celebrate the lives of our patients, not their sickness, so it’s pretty awesome,” said Dr. Frank Scholl with the Chief of Heart Institute at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.The event was held at the Broward Center for Performing arts and featured fashion pieces by Lilly Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama and Kendra Scott.Celeste Bonin, a former WWE wrestler, served as master of ceremonies. last_img read more

Law Students Enter 2018 Entertainment Law Writing Competition

first_img Law Students: Enter 2018 Entertainment Law Writing Competition Email News Students can enter by writing a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today; winner to receive scholarship and trip to the 60th GRAMMY AwardsTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 17, 2017 – 9:57 am A $10,000 scholarship and a trip to New York for the 60th GRAMMY Awards make up the major prize up for grabs for the Recording Academy’s 20th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition.Co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, interested law students attending an ABA-approved law school can enter the competition by writing a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today.The author of the winning paper will be awarded $10,000 and will receive airfare and hotel accommodations for two and two tickets to the 60th GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.Additionally, the winner will receive two tickets to GRAMMY Week activities such as the annual Entertainment Law Initiative Event & Scholarship Presentation on Jan. 26, where the winning student will be recognized; the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac on Jan. 26; and the GRAMMY Celebration, the official GRAMMY Awards after-party.A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the competition’s runner-up.  All submissions must be received by Jan. 2, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Winners will be announced on Jan. 10, 2018.Complete Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition Rules(Photographed above: 2017 Writing Competition runners-up Leslie DeGonia and Mary Catherine Amerine, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, 2017 Executive Committee Chairman Henry Root, and runners-up Andrew Smith and Trevor Maxim. Photo: Jesse Grant/ Twitter Facebook 2018 Entertainment Law Writing Competition law-students-enter-2018-entertainment-law-writing-competitionlast_img read more

KTM bikes stunt show held

first_imgVijayawada: KTM, the European racing legend, conducted breath-taking stunt show at Vijayawada Club, Tadepalli on Sunday. The show was organised in order to showcase the mind-blowing stunt rides and tricks from the professional stunt riders. The professional stunt team demonstrated the stunts on the KTM Duke bikes. Speaking on the occasion, Sumeet Narang, vice-president Pro-Biking, Bajaj Auto Ltd said KTM brand is known for its high performance racing bikes.last_img

Harlem Globetrotters at Roots Public Charter School

first_img107 year old D.C. resident, Virginia McLaurin, danced and did ball tricks with Harlem Globetrotters Moose Weekes and Zeus McClurkin March 15 at Roots Public Charter School in Northwest D.C.last_img

MNEK demonstrates how to shut down a homophobic hater

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Hugely-talented UK dance and pop producer MNEK dropped a new track, Tongue, a couple of weeks ago. The stomping track finds the London-based artist declaring his love for a would-be suitor. The video pulls no punches when it comes to showing what the song’s about. ‘@bradleyandpablo [director] and I took a risk and I’ve received such amazing messages from people old to young, black to white saying how much they’re enjoying my music.‘OBVIOUSLY, throughout what I’m doing, there will be people who don’t like it, don’t get it, or are just straight up uncomfortable with how gay it is. I’ve been working in this industry for a long time and have earned the right to now perform in a way that exhibits the true me.‘I’m aware it’s not something everyone is used to seeing but that’s exactly why I wanted to do it. Loving another man is not a demonic act, especially not in a music video!‘If videos like mine can help a young kid come to terms with their truth, I’m doing more good in the world than a keyboard warrior – soooooo If you’re a homophobe and want to spray hate on comments etc etc. you should know that my moodboard rn is BLACK FAGGOT POP SUPERSTAR so it’s about to get eeeeeven gayer – whether ya like it or NAHHTTT. get with the program or get out!’Go MNEK!When you tell the homophobe where to put it— Harry Boyss (@HarryBoyss) March 21, 2018See also[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . MNEK’s new gay anthem is the best way to kick off Pride monthWhich gay artist just made history with Korean boy band BTS?Black and Gold singer Sam Sparro marries boyfriend Zion LennoxRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… [embedded content]However, the authentic and honest nature of the video has not gone down well with everyone. One commentator online has prompted a lengthy response from MNEK himself. His comeback only makes us love him all the more.His critic left a comment beneath the video saying, ‘Call me old fashioned but this is so so wrong.‘Look in this guy’s eyes. You can clearly see a demon is in control of this guy and is doing this gay thing so it can poison young minds. I’ve just seen this video on MTV Hits where near enough everyone of all ages views it and this gay stuff has all become so normal. The end of times is near. Pray for forgiveness.’‘I’m aware it’s not something everyone’MNEK was not going to take that lying down. He screen grabbed the message and posted it to his own social media with the following statement.‘First of all, I’d like to say a continued thank you to everyone who’s been supporting #TONGUE, still – it means the world. MNEK in the video for Tongue (Photo: YouTube)last_img read more

7 LGBTI actors wed love to see play James Bond

first_imgNewton could do it all as Bond: the action, the martini-drinking, winning over Sarah Paulson as the unlikely American accountant who gets roped into Bond’s machinations. Plus, imagine a female Bond and M deepening their working relationship by lamenting all the ridiculous, chest-puffing men in their line of work. Exactly.Bond Girl: Sarah PaulsonBD Wong | Photo: Facebook/BD WongBD WongActor BD Wong might best be known as Dr. Henry Wu in the Jurassic Park universe, but guess what, friends? He was also the voice of bisexual hero Li Shang in Disney’s Mulan and that’s frankly the only endorsement I need for him to play Bond.Okay, okay, the man also has serious acting chops. He’s the only actor in history to win a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award all for the same role as Song Liling in M. Butterfly. Plus he’s got the look, that suave smile, and he can fill out a suit.Give the people what we want, MGM.Bond Boy: Wilson CruzSamira Wiley | Photo: Flickr/Steve RhodesSamira WileySince Samira Wiley is already being under-utilized on The Handmaid’s Tale let’s just quietly get her out of Gilead and into the scheming world of agents and spies. There’s a quiet confidence and rebellious streak to Wiley’s acting that would make for a refreshing take on Bond.Enemies would find her unassuming and she would use it to her advantage, beating them each and every time, while saying the name Bond with the most arrogant, assured voice that puts all the women in the audience in a tizzy.Bond Girl: Tessa ThompsonJamie Clayton | Photo: WikimediaJamie ClaytonKnown for her role as Nomi on Netflix’s beloved Sense8, Jamie Clayton has less credits than most of the other people on this list, her work in Sense8 and other projects like The Neon Demon is enough to make me want to see what she could do as Bond. Don’t let her sunny blonde disposition fool you (I remember how people reacted to Daniel Craig — a blond man — being cast as Bond), because she’ll kick your ass.Bond Girl: Dominique JacksonMore from Gay Star NewsCrazy Rich Asians may be a straight rom-com but LGBTI people still need to support itThis upcoming indie movie portrays coming to terms with one’s identity in an authentic wayStop teasing us and just make Dumbledore gay alreadyGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : It finally may be happening — a person of color playing the one and only James Bond.Producer Barbara Broccoli recently said it is time for a non-white actor to take on the iconic 007 role. Though everyone’s top pick Idris Elba denied it would be him, the hope for diversity in the franchise is alive and well once more. With that hope, here are seven LGBTI actors I’d love to see play Bond in the future. And not just any Bond, but a queer Bond. To make it extra fun, the list also includes LGBTI actors as the Bond Boy or Girl.Zachary Quinto | Photo: Flickr/Gage SkidmoreZachary QuintoWith those piercing eyes and well-dressed red carpet ensembles, Zachary Quinto already has the look down pat for 007. Plus, with Star Trek under his belt, he has franchise experience too. Though the action in Star Trek is different from the fast-paced, intimate action we’ve seen from recent Bond films, Quinto can definitely pull it off.Bond Boy: Jussie SmollettAngelina Jolie | Photo: Wikimedia/Gage SkidmoreAngelina JolieDoes Angelina Jolie have way too much on her plate to take on a franchise like this? Yes. Would she even be interested? Maybe not. Would we still love to see her in the role? Absolutely.Jolie was once one of Hollywood’s biggest action stars and though her career has evolved more into documentaries and humanitarian efforts, the mere thought of her as Bond is enough to keep us going. Imagine the way she’d survey her enemies and match M wit-for-wit. Sounds like a dream too good to be true.Bond Girl: Laverne CoxLuke Evans | Photo: Wikimedia/Raph_PHLuke EvansActor Luke Evans already has one up on most people on this list — he’s British! Yeah, yeah, it’s A Big Deal for Bond to be British, but this is my fantasy list so I’m putting who I’d most want to see. And Welsh actor Evans is definitely up there.Evans has that naturally je ne sais quoi debonaire air about him that screams Bond. Like Quinto, he also has franchise experience from The Hobbit trilogy, meaning he knows what it takes for a demanding project like Bond. And can he pull off the very necessary objectifying Bond scene? Uhm, yes.Bond Boy: Simon WoodsThandie Newton | Photo: Wikimedia/Gage SkidmoreThandie NewtonWe’ve seen her be a badass in Mission: Impossible (okay, it was II, but details shmetails) and now in HBO’s Westworld. It’s about time Thandie Newton gets her own solo project to show off just how amazing she is. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Outrigger Resorts joins Global Hotel Alliance

first_imgOutrigger Resorts, the premier beachfront resort brand of Outrigger Enterprises Group, has joined Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) as the growing alliance expands its footprint in new markets, including Outrigger’s home base of Hawaii, plus Fiji, Guam and Mauritius, while strengthening its presence in the Maldives and Thailand, adding a total of nine premier resorts to GHA’s network of 33 independent brands and over 550 hotels.Based in Honolulu, Outrigger Resorts is part of Outrigger Enterprises Group, one of the largest and fastest growing privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies operating in the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions.As part of its unique hospitality offering, the values-based company extends exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs into the guest experience at each of its properties worldwide.Chris Hartley, GHA’s CEO, who was in Honolulu to make the announcement at Outrigger’s recent global leadership conference, is thrilled to add another iconic hotel brand to its portfolio, with its own rich history and unique culture.“GHA is about bringing together fiercely independent brands, many of which have been privately held for generations, and giving them the ability to thrive on their individuality in a rapidly consolidating hospitality market,” Mr Hartley said.“Outrigger fits that mould perfectly and will benefit from our shared loyal customer base of over seven million DISCOVERY members, many of whom are in Outrigger’s key feeder markets.”David Carey, president and CEO of Outrigger Enterprises Group, is excited about the opportunity that GHA membership represents for the brand.“Outrigger’s existing loyal guests return to our hotels because they love the authentic local experience and signature amenities we offer at some of the most iconic beachfront destinations in the world,” Mr Carey said.“GHA’s DISCOVERY loyalty program and distribution network give us access to millions of new, like-minded loyal customers, from similar brands to ours, which will extend our reach within our key feeder markets, and into new markets that are not cost-efficient for us to exploit alone.”The integration of Outrigger Resorts into GHA will be completed later in the year, at which time DISCOVERY members will be recognised and rewarded across the Outrigger Resorts portfolio of premiere beachfront properties. Global Hotel AllianceSource = Global Hotel Alliancelast_img read more

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Lady Gaga announced that she was postponing the European leg of her world tour a series of stadium shows that had been meant to be a globetrotting victory lap after her smashingly successful Super Bowl halftime show in February.matriarch Sonia Gandhi,whose party candidates lost security deposits hosted a dinner for 18 Opposition party leaders to discuss how best to cobble up a united front of like-minded parties to counter Modi Except for Sharad Pawar of NCP no regional satrap however was present They were represented by their nominees For Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) the BJP loss was a great opportunity to engage in national politics He gave a clarion call for forming a non-Congress non-BJP Third Front to take on thesaffron headlong His idea is fanciful to say the least The time for a government in Delhi without BJP or Congress is not so near that KCR can begin preparing to move from Begumpet Hyderabad to Lok Kalyan Marg in Delhi in 2019 He is meeting the mercurial and ever undependable Mamata Banerjeeon Monday to take his idea forward Chandrababu Naidu the quintessential opportunist who had taken Atal Bihari Vajpayee for a rough ride for five long years has pulled out his party from the NDA and is poised to move a no-trust vote against the NDA government which is bound to fail His excuse is that Modi did not grant special status to Andhra Pradesh Being a crafty politician he should have realised that Modi is not Vajpayee and you cannot stretch this man beyond a point Congress a party in thewilderness is trying to fish in troubled waters Party president Rahul Gandhi who thinks everyone is a fool has promised special status to Naidu Not long ago his party had buckled under the pressure of KCR to break up Andhra Pradesh and gave nothing to both states to rebuild themselves Naidu suspicious of arch-rival KCR’s political move has also given a call for forging an alliance of parties of southern states to halt the BJP’s southward push Naveen Patnaik the Orissa chief minister has kept a distance so far from the herd He is weighing all options and does not want to rock his boat when the elections in the state are around the corner It is comical that two by-elections can have such impulsive reactions The recent tango of Mayawati and Akhilesh is at best a four scored in the first power play of a 50-over cricket match From now on till the next 40 overs – ie 2019 – they can neither afford to play bad shots nor forgo good partnerships keeping aside their ambitions and jealousies It is a difficult call given the aspirations of over 16 political party leaders to become the man of the match The voters of Phulpur and Gorakhpur would not have bargained for such free entertainment when they went to cast their votes It is wrong to see a wake-up call in these electoral reverses for BJP It simply points out that BJP has to contest the elections to win It did not do so this time If you look at the numbers of Yadavs other Backwards Dalits and Muslims and relate them to the percentage of votes polled you will know why Samajwadi Party won the elections This voting combination is lethal and is practised all over the country One may find this phenomenon abhorrent but this is what wins you elections in India The talk of protecting secularism theplurality of India and liberal values as the winning recipe is hogwash To give Modi some credit he has at least tried to take away a bit of sting from the poison of the Backward-Dalit-minority formula by mixing the development potion Travel to the villages in Jharkhand you will know what he has done When I asked my mason whom he will vote in the state election he replied "for Jharkhand Mukti Morcha" And what about in May 2019 parliamentary elections His answer was Modi "But why not the JMM candidate" I asked He replied that because of Modi he now "had three houses inexpensive and plenty of rations free electricity and three gas connections issued in the name of his three sons" "But did the state BJP government not provide these facilities" I countered He explained that Modi provided money and directed the state to give the services "Then why would he still prefer JMM over BJP in the state when JMM had no role in providing those services" He said that he did not get the full amount which Modi had provided for His argument may sound flawed but it broadly hints at how difficult it will be for the ragtag groups emerging out of the recent UP by-elections to run Modi out The author is former special secretary R&AW

Jason Chaffetz (RUtah) thinks Paul Ryan (RWisc. Sani-Abdu recalled how he personally washed the late Senator and prepared his body for burial. The 2014 Political Typology: PEW RESEARCH CENTER The new groups differ from the 2011 Typology (below): How each of the groups vote: PEW RESEARCH CENTER The divisions on the Left: PEW RESEARCH CENTER “Hard-Pressed Skeptics” believe government is almost always wasteful, ivory regulations mostly concern the import and export of the material from the country, the rule would result in a near total ban on the ivory trade in the U. about double the overall average of 39%. "Don’t go by what these fellows say now. read more