CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS THE WRITERS LAB – FOR FEMALE SCREENWRITERS OVER 40

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Meeting one on one and in panels with outstanding female film professionals, as well as in peer groups and directed discussion sessions, talented writers examine and refine their work while building a unique and powerful community.Selections are blind and based solely on the merit of the screenplay submitted. We welcome all genres of narrative feature-length scripts:from women who have a compelling story and a cinematic vision.from women with or without previous industry experience.from women open to feedback and revisionfrom women eager to forge career-building peer relationshipsfrom women of any country who have written an English language feature-length narrative screenplay.from women of all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups.APPLY NOW Twitter Advertisement The Writers Lab is a four-day script development workshop that gives women screenwriters over 40 the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers, directors, and producers. The retreat takes place near NYC, but in the countryside: beautiful and private locations that minimize distractions and promote creativity and confidence. Through one-on-one meetings, panel discussions, guest speakers, and group meals, Mentors and Writers engage in a rigorous process that provides support in both the craft and commerce of screenwriting.The 2018 Writers Lab will be at WIAWAKA, on Lake George, NY, from Tuesday, September 25, to Saturday, September 29.Submission InformationDeadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM ESTFee: $55.00Member Fee: $35.00 (NYWIFT, other WIF chapters, and WGA members)(Members of other Women in Film chapters must provide proof of membership via a letter from their chapter’s staff or Board President.)The Lab is an intensive four-day script development retreat for women screenwriters over 40.last_img read more

Notley pledges support for Alberta beer brewers as potential 100M lawsuit looms

first_imgCALGARY – Premier Rachel Notley, reacting to a proposed $100-million class-action lawsuit over Alberta’s beer subsidies, says her government will continue to find ways to support its homegrown industry.Notley declined to speak to the lawsuit directly, given it is before the courts.But she says Alberta is finished supporting liquor industries in other provinces at the expense of its own brewers.She says beer and liquor merchants enjoy wide latitude to sell in Alberta while Alberta producers face barriers in other markets.A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of brewers and others in the industry who allege Alberta’s beer ruleshave brought unfair price markups that hurt their competitiveness.Alberta is now revamping its beer subsidy plan after a trade panel recently ruled it violated interprovincial trade rules.last_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgBarrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Mining. Up 80 cents, or 4.54 per cent, to $18.43 on 9.9 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down 67 cents, or 7.86 per cent, to $7.85 on 7.9 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 34 cents, or 4.78 per cent, to $6.78 on 7.3 million shares.GeneNews Ltd. (TSX:GEN). Health care. Down half a cent, or 10 per cent, to 4.5 cents on 6.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up two cents, or one per cent, to $2.03 on 5 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 14 cents, or 6.17 per cent, to $2.41 on 4.7 million shares. Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,322.86, up 100.86 points) Companies reporting major news:The Canadian Transportation Agency says the country’s two major railways exceeded their maximum revenue entitlements for grain in 2017-18, despite shipping less of the stuff than last year. Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR) reaped $1.05 million more than its entitlement of $787.01 million in 2017-18. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) took in $1.5 million beyond its entitlement of $707.99 million.center_img The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Royal Air Maroc Cancels New York Casablanca Flights Due to Blizzard

New York – Morocco’s state-owned airline carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced on Saturday the cancellation of its flights to and from New York scheduled Saturday following the deterioration of weather conditions in the United States of America.The announcement was made as the US east coast is being hit an historical blizzard.The ongoing blizzard on Saturday afternoon promoted New York Andrew Governor Cuomo to announce a citywide travel ban of 2:30 p.m. local time and the cease of operations for aboveground subways beginning at 4:00 p.m. The US National Weather System has issued an active blizzard warning that will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning.Snowfall has been recorded at 20-25 inches, with winds from the north at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Temperatures are in the mid-20s Fahrenheit.

Morocco is an Impenetrable Shield Against Terrorist Plans Official

Cairo – Director of the Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigation (BCIJ) Abdelhak El Khayam said that Morocco has always been an impenetrable shield against terrorist plans and that the vigilance of Moroccan security mechanisms thwarted all terrorist attempts targeting the Kingdom.El Khayam, who gave an interview to Egyptian daily “Al Watan” on Wednesday, noted that the Kingdom’s strength in terms of the counterterrorism fight relies on the proactive approach advocated by Morocco seeking to nip in the bud any attempt that could undermine the country’s security.This proactive approach is also aimed at facing young people who enrolled in terrorist organizations to undergo training or receive instructions, he added. El Khayam underlined that the setting up of the BCIJ is part of the plan for modernizing the Kingdom’s security mechanism following the terrorist attacks committed in Morocco in the past years and seeks also to counter the terrorist threat looming over the region, notably in Morocco given its geographic location.The upsurge of the terrorism phenomenon can be explained by the current situation in the Arab region and the world in general, mainly after the emergence of El Qaeda in Afghanistan, the indoctrination of fighters with ideas of jihad and the 9/11 attacks, he said.He went on to say that the number of Moroccans who joined the different terrorist organizations is 1,609, adding that several countries do not disclose exact figures. read more

Moroccos BCP Signs Agreement with Nigerias Heirs Holdings to Up Africa

Rabat – Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria-based development bank Heirs Holdings this week, paving the way for new cooperation on investing and co-financing opportunities across the African continent.Heirs Holdings is known for its support of Africapitalism, which urges the continent’s financial institutions and business leaders to spearhead economic development efforts – similar to King Mohammed VI’s South-South cooperation initiatives. The monarch has been touring African Union states to ramp up support for Morocco’s return to the regional organization.Heirs Holdings chairman Tony O. Elumelu and Mohamed Benchaaboun, the CEO of BCP signed the document, according to Business Daily Online. Elumelu also heads the United Bank for Africa – with operations spread across 19 countries – which signed a cooperation agreement with Attijariwafa Bank as well. “This is an opportunity for the private sectors of both countries to collaborate to leverage on opportunities for sustainable economic growth,” Elumelu said in statement. “It shows that our leaders are committed to intra-African trade and to prioritizing commercial relationships across borders. As businesses that both share a pan-African perspective, we recognize the importance of intra African trade as a pillar of the continent’s economic transformation.”The Tony Elumelu Foundation will also continue to fund the training of North African youths in skills necessary for the 21st century business environment through the organization’s entrepreneurship program, which mentors 1,000 start-up CEOs across Africa every year.Benchaaboun said he expects the new cooperation between Nigerian and Moroccan banks to “deepen African integration” in order to attract further investments from other parts of the world. read more

Sherlock Holmes 3 Considers Filming in Morocco

Rabat – Will another Hollywood production shoot in Morocco? According to American movie-focused outlet Omega Underground, the third part of the Sherlock Holmes saga could film some scenes in locations within the Kingdom.Besides Morocco, the movie is already set to shoot primarily in London, the home of the characters.For this new adventure, American actor Robert Downey Jr. will again don his Sherlock Holmes suit, while British actor Jude Law will assume his role as Holmes’s sidekick, Dr. Watson. Original director Guy Ritchie has not been confirmed yet to return. Warner Bros. plans to release its production on December 25, 2020. The far-off launch date may be a result of the leading actor’s busy schedule. Downey Jr. just finished shooting the last Avengers film and Jude Law is about to wrap up filming for  Captain Marvel.Released in 2010, Sherlock Holmes is the story of the legendary detective of the same name, accompanied by his sidekick Dr. Watson; the duo relentlessly pursues criminals of all kinds. Holmes’s weapons are: a keen sense of observation and deduction, erudition, and curiosity.Morocco will welcome two other Hollywood productions this year. Keanu Reeves’s famous John Wick saga is revving up for round three in the kingdom. The Canadian actor is set to shoot in the North African country, following filming which began in Japan and Montreal April 25.Additionally, American actor, singer, and filmmaker Johnny Depp will soon fly to the kingdom with British actors Robert Pattinson and Mark Rylance to shoot Waiting for the Barbarians, produced by Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra.“We hope to start shooting at the end of the year in Morocco. It will be my first film outside of Colombia and in English,” said the director in a statement to AFP. read more

Guatemala UN chief pledges support for rescue effort after deadly volcano eruption

According to UN-partner, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ICRC), news reports, at least 25 people have died and news reports suggest that more than 40 are missing.In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Monday, the Secretary-General said he was “deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and significant damage caused” by the Fuego volcano, located in the south of the country, around 40 kilometres from the capital, Guatemala City. Mr. Guterres also offered his condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Guatemala and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.The volcano also resulted in what are known as pyroclastic flows: deadly fast-moving currents of hot gas and volcanic matter. Ash spewed across a 15-kilometre radius, and as many as 1.7 million people are likely to be affected.

Massive earthquake in Indonesia leaves hundreds dead UN chief deeply saddened

Casualty numbers are expected to rise, and thousands of buildings in the city of Palu, Central Sulawesi, have collapsed. A tsunami was also triggered by the earthquake, generating waves of up to 3 metres (10 feet) high, according to reports.Rescue efforts are reportedly underway, but are hampered by a major power cut, and a landslide that has blocked the main road to Palu.The UN chief has extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Indonesia, adding that the United Nations stands ready to support the Government-led ongoing rescue and relief efforts.

Devon holiday camp hosts teen Calais asylum seekers

first_imgA spokesman said they could not confirm when and if more refugees were arriving.  A spokesman for the Home Office said they could not comment on operational details.One local community leader said Great Torrington was a “bizarre” choice as he claimed Government and council officials had failed to consult the town’s 5,000-strong population.”We are a very tolerant, accommodating community but that is a very large amount of people,” said Nick Hallam, secretary of the Great Torrington Cavaliers, which has won The Queen’s Award for voluntary service. “This is the first we have heard about it and I think that the Home Office should have consulted with the local community on these things.” Child refugees from the Calais jungle are being housed in a 17th-century manor house in rural Devon, The Telegraph can disclose.Up to 70 refugees are set to be taken to Beam House, which is about two miles from market town Great Torrington in the north of the county, with the first group of 20 arriving in the early hours of Monday morning.At lunchtime on Monday, a group played basketball in the picturesque grounds of the historic estate while four guards dressed in black manned the lengthy driveway. The house, which is home to PGL holiday camps, is situated on the bank of the River Torridge.It is usually houses children on adventure holidays, with activities typically including abseiling, climbing, archery and motorsports. The grounds also boast a high ropes course.The facility welcomed the first arrivals under the “Dubs amendment”, which grants refuge to the most vulnerable. Geoffrey Cox, Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, has said the move would not be a “permanent institution” and the hostel would act as a processing centre. “The majority of the children will only be here for a few days,” he said.PGL – which advertises seven day stays from £450-a-week – has been contacted for comment.The arrival of youngsters in the UK comes as the bulldozers prepare to move in to destroy the Jungle camp where they were based.Last week the Government faced questions over its ability to check the age of new arrivals into Britain when some appeared to be far older than 18. Some 3,000 children are being taken in from camps in the Middle East, while some who have made it as far as mainland Europe are also being resettled in Britain if they have close family links.A Home Office spokesperson said: “We continue to explore a range of suitable accommodation throughout the UK for refugees and asylum seekers, including those who have arrived in the last week and those who will arrive in the coming days.“We are working closely with NGOs, charities, private contractors, local authorities and MPs across the country to ensure the children receive the appropriate care and support when they get here.       “We are grateful to those who have stepped forward and provided assistance.” Rooms at PGL Beam House, where youngsters from Calais are staying Rooms at PGL Beam House, where youngsters from Calais are stayingCredit:PGL website Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img One shop owner, who did not want to be named, said the refugees had “fallen on their feet” with the accommodation.The 57-year-old added: “It does seem a strange place to put them up. It is almost as if they [the authorities] want to just get them out of London, their families probably aren’t even down here. One of the big cities, Exeter or Plymouth or something, that would be better, somewhere more multi-cultural.”But Sean Harrison, 53, said he had no problem with the move.“It is something we should be doing something about. If here is a place that has correct facilities, they should be welcome.”Devon County Council confirmed 20 youngsters had arrived at Beam House in the early hours of Monday morning. The market town of Great TorringtonCredit:Rex The market town of Great Torrington PGL runs children's adventure holidays at Beam House PGL runs children’s adventure holidays at Beam HouseCredit:PGLlast_img read more

VfL Gummersbach and Emir Kurtagic to separate ways in summer 2017

One of the most successful teams in the history of handball, VfL Gummersbach will try to get back into upper part of German handball in following years with a new coach. Cooperation with Emir Kurtagic will be ended at the end of the season.Kurtagic, who began to work in 12-times German champions as assistant coach of Sead Hasanefendic in 2008, since December 2011 is head-coach. The team from Gummersbach had a lot of financial challenges in the last few years which had negative effects on the results. ← Previous Story Serviti and ZTR leading the groups Next Story → The worst month of Talant Dujshebaev’s career: November on -24! Emir KurtagicVfL Gummersbach

Life on Mars it was possible

first_imgCOULD THERE HAVE been life on Mars in the past?It was the most important question given to the men and women behind the current Nasa mission on the planet and they now believe they have the answer.“Yes,” says Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the exploration programme from the agency’s HQ in Washington.An analysis of a rock sample collected by Nasa’s Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon – some of the key chemical ingredients for life – in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet last month.This set of images compares rocks seen by NASA’s Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of Mars. On the left is ” Wopmay” rock, in Endurance Crater, Meridiani Planum, as studied by the Opportunity rover. On the right are the rocks of the “Sheepbed” unit in Yellowknife Bay, in Gale Crater, as seen by Curiosity. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/MSSS)The collected data indicates the Yellowknife Bay area was the end of an ancient river system or an intermittently wet lake bed. The rock is made up of a fine-grained mudstone containing clay minerals, sulfate minerals and other chemicals. This ancient wet environment, unlike some others on Mars, was not harshly oxidizing, acidic or extremely salty.“We have found a habitable environment that is so benign and supportive of life that probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet, you would have been able to drink it,” said chief scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology.“We have characterized a very ancient, but strangely new ‘gray Mars’ where conditions once were favourable for life.”Curiosity, carrying 10 science instruments, landed seven months ago to begin its two-year prime mission.-Additional reporting by APMore: Are humans or robots the future of space travel?last_img read more

Melbournes paedophile priests to be defrocked

first_imgThe Catholic archdiocese of Melbourne is defrocking every priest convicted of sexual offences against children according to reports in The Age. Fourteen Melbourne priests have been convicted in criminal courts of offences against children. To date, three priests are dead, four have been defrocked and applications against another five are before the Vatican. Two more cases are being prepared for submission later this year. Another priest, not convicted in court, has already been defrocked after being judged guilty of abuse by the church’s independent commissioner. The archdiocese has moved quickly in the past year. In April 2010 a spokesman said that despite the more than 300 allegations of abuse substantiated by the independent commissioner, only one priest had been defrocked. The church has been criticised for not acting to remove paedophile priests, but Melbourne’s Vicar-General, Bishop Les Tomlinson, said it was only recently that changes to canon law allowed defrocking without their consent and without a trial. He said defrocking might be important in helping victims find closure, but any priest found to have offended against a child already had their faculties to act as a priest removed. Helen Last of advocacy group In Good Faith said the church’s actions opened the way for consultation about changes needed to the Melbourne system for dealing with complaints. ”There are a lot more priests who should be laicised [returned to lay status] through complaints to the independent commissioner’s office as well,” she said. Bishop Tomlinson said the church could not identify the priests concerned, but last month he confirmed that former Healesville priest Paul Pavlou – convicted of an indecent act with a 14-year-old boy and of possessing child pornography – had been defrocked. Barry Whelan, a serial abuser, but not of children, was also removed this year, but at his own request, reportedly to marry. The priest removed before 2010 was rapist and serial abuser Michael Glennon, jailed in 1978, 1991 and 2003 for a multitude of offences. The Broken Rites website identifies several Melbourne priests convicted in criminal courts, including Wilfred Baker, jailed for four years in 1999 on 16 counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency against eight boys; David Daniel, jailed for six years in 2000 on 16 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual penetration of a 16-year-old; John Haines, jailed for four years and three months in 2008 on six counts of indecent assault and possessing child pornography; Terence Merivale, jailed for six months in 2000 for indecently assaulting three young girls; Terry Pidoto, jailed for seven years and three months in 2007 for rape and other offences against four boys and Victor Rubeo, given a 12-month good behaviour bond in 1996 for indecent assaults against two boys. Bishop Tomlinson said applications take six months to a year to be completed at the Vatican, and are similar to a prosecution brief in a criminal trial. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Quantifying the success of multiculturalism

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram New policy measuring the success and failures of multiculturalism in Victoria will see the government up their involvement with new migrants and community institutions. The new policy, Victoria’s Advantage – Unity, Diversity, Opportunity, launched this week by Premier Denis Napthine and the Minster for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Nicholas Kotsiras, will see qualitative steps taken to measure the success rate of multicultural programs.The new initiative will track the progress of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people and seek feedback on what needs to be done to improve services and community acceptance.Things like how many CALD students finish high school, how many go onto university and how many international students are currently studying in Victoria will be tracked.The number of international visitors in Victoria will be catalogued and the government will also see if skilled migrants have actually managed to find a job in their field. In a first, the policy will also gather data on whether people think multiculturalism makes life better in their area and also track the prevalence of racism and discrimination currently in the community. It will be the first time the state government has introduced policy to address specific complaints of discrimination and racial and religious vilification. The Scanlon report last year found the proportion of people saying they had experienced some form of discrimination jumped from 12 per cent in 2012 to 19 per cent in 2013.Premier Napthine said fighting racism and discrimination was not just for the government to tackle but something all Victorians should count themselves a part of.“We must all remain vigilant in our efforts to combat racism and discrimination whenever it occurs,” Premier Napthine said on the new policy.“It is not the role of the government alone, but rather it is the shared responsibility of all Victorians to ensure we are a stable and welcoming society.”The policy will also interview new migrants to see if government and community services are adequate when dealing with CALD needs.More information about the policy will be given closer to the November election, says Minister Kotsiras.“I think it’s important, we can’t embrace new migrants and say welcome to everyone but not provide the resources and the assistance for them to feel a part of the community,” he tells Neos Kosmos.“As we’ll be going closer to the election we’ll be announcing policies and programs with dollar terms on how to achieve this.”The government is expecting to invest to make sure translators and interpreters are available for people with low English proficiency to access government information and service, while it also hopes to encourage young people with migrant backgrounds to excel in the workforce and at school.The whole purpose of the policy, the government says, is to help better identify trends and emerging issues to better direct resources.Neos Kosmos approached Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Daniel Andrews for comment but he did not reply before deadline.Also launched this week by Minister Kotsiras and the Education Minister Martin Dixon is a joint program to back civics, citizenship and multicultural education. They hope to improve access to bilingual resources, provide cultural diversity training to educators, guide schools and early learning services in developing inclusive, respectful practices, and give young people more opportunities to be involved in civic projects.last_img read more

WWE announces that Daniel Bryan has been cleared to return to inring

first_img Daniel Bryan Has Finally Been Cleared To Come Back To The Ring Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby Twitter Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next John Oliver Videos Articles Jamal Khashoggi Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live John Oliver Takes On The WWE Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 WWE announced on Tuesday afternoon that Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to return to in-ring by “by leading neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts.”Bryan was forced to retire from in-ring action in 2016 after several concussions and his inability to be cleared by WWE doctors to make a return to the ring full-time.Bryan went on to become General Manager of Smackdown Live in the Summer of 2016, but has consistently attempted to get clearance from WWE doctors to return to the ring through numerous medical practices by doctors specializing in concussions.BREAKING: @WWEDanielBryan has been medically cleared to return to in-ring action! https://t.co/9GE9KfpeEV— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2018With Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon being attacked by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn last week and the rumors of Bryan returning to team with Shane at Wrestlemania 34 against Owens and Zayn, this seems to put those wheels in motion.Bryan is expected to address the announcement on tonight’s Smackdown Live.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinalslast_img read more

Barros Schelotto has no regrets after losing the final

first_imgManager Guillermo Barros Schelotto, explained why he doesn’t have a single regret after Boca Juniors lost the Libertadores final vs River.Losing the Copa Libertadores final was an extremely sad event for Boca Juniors and manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the manager spoke to the press after the match and expressed how much it hurts him to lose this crucial match against River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu.There is a general feeling that a whole cycle has ended under the twin, he lived a very successful period in which his side won two consecutive league titles in Argentina but River Plate proved that they are the better squad.While Boca was winning recognition on the domestic level, River Plate was getting it on the international stage by winning two Copa Sudamericana, two Copa Libertadores, and several other trophies under manager Marcelo Gallardo.For Barros Schelotto, not being able to win this very important final proves that his time with the Bosteros might be done as he proved to be extremely sad after the result.During a hard moment for all the Boca fans, the manager wanted to send them all a message that could comfort them in some manner.🎙️ Guillermo Barros Schelotto “La verdad fue una final donde cualquiera de los dos podía ganar. Ganó River en un partido muy parejo, donde no hubo diferencias y quizás la diferencia fue el zapatazo de Quintero” pic.twitter.com/JXcB657qUP— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) December 9, 2018“We have to congratulate River for becoming the champions, for winning the trophy. This was a final that anybody could’ve won,” said the manager via Diario Ole after the match.“River was the winner of a game in which there were very small differences, which was Quintero’s strike.”“As far as the job, I think I’m done here. On the legal aspect of this, it would be nice if Conmebol takes measures, not in terms of who won the title, this is not about punishing River or Boca.”“It is said that getting stones thrown at you is normal, but throwing rocks to a bus is not normal at all. I wish things can change in the future.”“As far as the result goes, River Plate won fairly and that’s it. I think that the same type of game would’ve happened regardless of the stadium we played, I think we had the ball throughout the first half and River wasn’t able to penetrate our defense.”“We marked them very well and we created chances near River Plate’s area. The match was quite leveled until River’s equalizer, there never really was a squad that was better than the other during the whole match.”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“Sadly, I don’t think we can behave as a society and I don’t think another final like this can be played in Argentina,” he added.LA CAÍDA MÁS DOLOROSAGuillermo Barros Schelotto, de rodillas en el Santiago Bernabéu… #LibertadoresxFOX River Plate 3-1 Boca Juniors (5-3) pic.twitter.com/PzmEA3uIvV— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 9, 2018Now that Guillermo Barros Schelotto revealed that his intention is to leave the club, there is a greater chance for him to maybe look into a possible job as the Argentina national team when Lionel Scaloni’s spell has come to an end.The twin will now go on vacation for a little while and rethink his career strategy for the next couple of months, he has earned a well-deserved holiday time with his family after this huge heartbreak of losing South America’s most important tournament against his most hated rival in football.Guillermo Barros Schelotto was nearly as successful being a coach as he was during his years as a player for Boca Juniors, but bad fortune was too great for him this time.We will keep you posted about the decision that the manager makes for his next destination, but he needs some space for the time being.The man also left the country of Argentina with a very important lesson, he has given up on all hope that society in the country has, but there is still a chance for them to right many of their wrongs in the future.Boca Juniors was a worthy adversary regardless of what happened out of the pitch.Guillermo Barros Schelotto no quiso hablar de su futuro: “Lo único que tengo es tristeza por no darle la Copa a la gente” https://t.co/KuqnaRLTI4 pic.twitter.com/aK7qdF4LVn— infobae (@infobae) December 10, 2018How would you describe Boca Juniors’ performance in the Copa Libertadores final vs River Plate? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

A game unlike others Allegri

first_imgThe Juventus manager talked about the importance of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series between his side and Atletico Madrid.Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus is set to visit Wanda Metropolitano stadium to play against Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.The game will be the first of two in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And the game between the Bianconeri and Los Colchoneros will be like no others Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri told reporters today in the pre-match press conference.“It’s not a match like any other, it’s an important Last 16 match, just as it was last year, two years ago, three years ago, four years ago and five years ago,” Allegri was quoted by the club’s official website.“This is because for Juventus the Champions League has always been a goal.”“It will be a good match between two teams that have an excellent organization. Atletico has made defending its strength and makes the most of set-pieces,” he added.“It’s the first of two matches and we have to lay the groundwork to get through it.”“We’ve had some difficulties, but the team is now growing in all aspects, but we can’t stop here and have to improve further because we are playing in the Last 16 and have more league games to go,” he explained.“To win, you have to work hard and have a little bit of luck, because the Champions League is like that.”📌 Qui @Metropolitano 🏟#GETREADY #AtletiJuve pic.twitter.com/IF4qOPo1NG— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) February 19, 2019Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Having [Cristiano] Ronaldo is definitely an advantage because in the last 10 years the top scorers of the tournament were him and Messi, but the team must put in a good performance.”“With Ronaldo – the best in the world, you have more chances to win, but it’s not a guarantee,” Allegri continued.The manager took some time to praise Atleti’s coach Diego Simeone too.“He’s done an extraordinary job and above all he manages to make the team work the same way, giving them the right mindset and manages well both the important games and against the medium-small sides in always the same way,” he said.“They always have great humility and great respect for their adversary and they know that they have gotten their results with those characteristics. So congratulations to Simeone.”⚫️⚪️ #GETREADY ⚪️⚫️Your squad list for Wednesday’s round of 16 UEFA Champions League match! @SamiKhedira has stayed in Turin for medical checks.➡️https://t.co/1p59CvlFKS #AtletiJuve #UCL pic.twitter.com/KyFKSjFIYo— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 19, 2019last_img read more

Moodys Downgrades Cygnus Ratings

first_imgIn June, financial credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s revised Cygnus’ credit rating outlook from stable to negative because of debt concerns.This development could explain, in part, the delay in Cygnus’ acquisition by Penton Media parent Wasserstein and Co. (the deal was expected to close by the end of August). And while the downgrades may seem like a catastrophic turn for deal talks, it might not necessarily spell its termination, a knowledgeable source tells FOLIO:.”Covenant defaults can range from minor to major, and the more serious they are the more likely the banks are to step in and take over control of the business,” the source says. “I don’t think this delay necessarily implies that it is going to kill the deal but the ongoing delay could be undermining the business. And, it must make the deal more difficult to finance. The current banks may not be willing to roll over their debt to the new owner and new banks will be wary. The buyer may have to consider the painful option of putting in a lot more equity to fund the lending shortfall.”Moody’s said Cygnus will be under an ongoing review. Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded three of Cygnus Business Media’s ratings as a result of the publisher’s disclosure that it is in default under the financial covenants of its senior secured loan agreements.A Cygnus spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.Cygnus’ Corporate Family and Probability of Default ratings were downgraded from B3 to Caa1, Moody’s said in a statement. Its senior secured bank loan rating was downgraded from B3 to B2. Moody’s indicated that Cygnus’ recent top-line performance has fallen short of expectations which it attributed, in part, to general softness in the company’s operating performance. Cygnus reported about $115 million in sales for the period that ended June 30.According to Moody’s, Cygnus failed to comply with terms of its first lien senior secured loan agreement and its Series A preferred shareholders agreement. Cygnus, which is owned by ABRY Partners, has not announced plans to fund the payment of approximately $167 million in debt which is scheduled to mature in July 2009. About $9 million is due in January. last_img read more

Cosmopolitan Legend Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90

first_imgHelen Gurley Brown, who made Cosmopolitan an American and worldwide institution during her 1965-1997 stint as editor-in-chief, passed away this morning (Aug. 13) at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She was 90 years old.Hearst Corp. president/CEO (since 1979) Frank A. Bennack, Jr., said in a statement that “it would be hard to overstate the importance to Hearst of [Brown’s] success with Cosmopolitan, or the value of the friendship many of us enjoyed with her. Helen was one of the world’s most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism—and beyond.Below is the tribute that FOLIO:’s sister publication min paid to Helen Gurley Brown when she turned 90 on Feb. 18: It is well-known that the Arkansas-born Helen Gurley Brown’s “résumé” when hired in 1965 by the late Hearst Magazines president Richard Deems (1913-2009) was her seminal Sex and the Single Girl (Simon & Schuster/1962), but what is less known is that Brown had zero editorial experience when she first met Deems and the Hearst hierarchy. As min reported (April 11, 1990) at Brown’s 25th anniversary:She went to Hearst with the idea for a new women’s magazine…one that would be sexy, uncompromising, and with an editorial philosophy of women to fulfill themselves in all aspirations from career to fashion to home life to relationships.Impressed, Hearst executives reasoned that instead of starting something new, why not adapt Brown’s innovative approach to a magazine that needed an infusion of fresh thinking—their own [since 1886] Cosmopolitan. And the rest, as they say, is history.Indeed. In 1965, Cosmo’s circulation was 782,000; ad pages, 355; and ad revenues, $1.5 million. The latter was chump change next to the $159 million generated in 1995, so who would argue that Brown is the greatest magazine turnaround artist in history?Under current Cosmo editor-in-chief (since August 1998) Kate White, the 2012 rate base has soared to 3 million (nearly half from the newsstand) and the $390 million ad revenues reached last year makes the 1995 sum look like chump change. But the soul of the Fun, Fearless Female branding by White and publishing director Donna Lagani (whose since-1995 tenure intersected her with Brown) in print, digital/apps, events (Fun, Fearless Males/Females, Bachelors, etc.), radio (Sirius XM), television (Canada), and more is Brown’s Cosmo Girl.The magazine’s candidness about sex and relationships has gone from Brown’s one-of-a-kind (remember the Burt Reynolds pictorial in 1971?) to many imitators, but there is only one Cosmo.And only one Helen Gurley Brown. That Cosmo International has expanded to 60-plus editions in such heretofore unthinkable places as Armenia, Israel, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Vietnam gives true meaning to Make Love, not War. Sex and the Single Girl was the first of 11 books by Brown (many were best-sellers), and she serves as a role model and inspiration for women throughout the world.Now, she is a philanthropist, with the $30 million donated by her in the memory of her late husband David Brown (the Jaws/Cocoon/Driving Miss Daisy producer was a legend in his own right) to the journalism school at Columbia University and to the engineering school at Stanford University. The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute of Media Innovation is quite a legacy to a woman whose influence will be long remembered.And we are honored to step into her parlor.last_img read more

Kakatiya University Technical Association formed in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: Dr Pulla Srinivas has been elected as president of the Technical Staff Association of the Kakatiya University (KU) on Friday. The other members of the association are: Vice President S Balaji; General Secretary V Nandaiah; Joint Secretary Y Ravi Kumar; Recreation Secretary V Prem Sagaar (Y Babu) and Treasurer N Ramu. The newly-elected members shall hold the office and serve the association for a period of three years from August 16, 2019. The members on Saturday met the KU Registrar Prof K Purushotham and informed him about their election.last_img