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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz What Does a Film Producer Do?

first_imgWe see their names roll by in the credits. We’re familiar with some of the bigger producers in Hollywood. But what does a film producer actually do? (It’s much more than you’d think!)Top image: Hail, Caesar! via Universal PicturesA film begins and ends with the producer. The producer is the catalyst for a project coming together, its complete production cycle and its eventual release, marketing and distribution. A good producer will cultivate a kernel of an idea into something big, tangible and bright on screen.In an interview with Time, Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz breaks down the cycle as follows:Zaentz on set with Harrison Ford on The Mosquito Coast via Warner Bros.Find the Literary PropertyA producer is often the person who begins the project by looking for a story to help tell. Whether it’s a true story, popular book or topical event, a good producer is always looking for something fresh and interesting to develop.Shape Idea Into a Viable FilmOnce an idea is grabbed, the producer will work to develop it from an idea into a concept for a film. A producer will work with a writer (or writers) to hammer out a treatment and then a script for production — as well as oversee any rewrites.Raise the MoneyProbably the most important part of the process, a producer will shop a script or treatment around to investors and/or studios to raise funds to actually make it into a film.Hire the DirectorIf not working with one already (or also writing), a producer will vet, find and hire a director for the film. It’s at this point where the producer will (ideally) hand over the wheel and take more of a backseat for the rest of production.Choose the CastUnless the producer has already attached a big name actor to the project, casting is led by a casting director and the director with the producer taking an intermediately sized role depending on knowledge and need. Since the producer is usually the money person, casting decisions often come down to his or her call.Oversee ProductionProduction is lined up with the producer’s oversight, but hopefully by the time the rigs are brought out and cameras and lights set up, a careful and detailed production schedule and budget has been laid out for the director and crew to follow. A producer isn’t necessarily needed for the day-to-day, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility to stop in now and again.Oversee PostDepending on the director’s workflow, a producer will find an editor to put the film together after or toward the end of production. Some directors will stay very involved, while some will fall out and let the editor make changes as needed. A producer will oversee in the same way as production, really only checking in on schedule, budget and major plot concerns.Mastermind the MarketingOnce the film is finished, the producer takes over again. If he or she negotiated and supplied the money, it is more or less his or her product to now sell. A good producer will work with a marketing person or team to develop a strategy to build an audience and hype, as well as submitting for festivals and possibly a tour.Negotiate the Worldwide RightsAfter the product is marketed, buzz has been generated, and its potential has been displayed for distributors, the producer will negotiate its distribution rights, percentage points, and release plan. The producer will then work with the original investors, director and/or stars who have stakes to choose the best path for the film that will reward the investment to its highest potential.Here’s a great breakdown by AMC Movie Talk that goes a little more in-depth between the lines. Have any other thoughts on what a producer does? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz AMU tense after detentions

first_imgAfter student unrest on Thursday, Aligarh Muslim University remained tense on Friday.The former students’ union president Salman Imtiaz, vice president Hamza Sufiyan, secretary Huzaifa Aamir and a cabinet member were detained by police on Thursday. The present union was dissolved in June this year after completing its term.The outgoing members had demanded that the establishment of a police post on the university circle should be immediately stopped. They saw it as a move of the AMU administration to allow district police to interfere in the affairs of the campus. For a long time, a section of students has been painting Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor as being close to the RSS and the ruling dispensation. They are also sought removal of registrar Abdul Hamid, who is an IPS officer.On Thursday evening, the AMU administration rusticated Mr. Sufiyan for five years for repeatedly indulging in acts of indiscipline and suspended Mr. Aamir for creating ruckus on campus and putting a lock on the registrar’s office. They were also charged with destroying the university property.‘Azamgarh lobby’While the AMUSU members say that they were raising students’ demands, a source in the administration claimed that Mr. Sufiyan and Mr. Aamir belong to the ‘Azamgarh lobby’ and were nurturing political ambitions through the protest. “When they did not get support from senior students, they pulled high school students from ST High School out of their classes to join the protest,” the source said. Assistant Superintendent of Police Abhishek said that Mr. Imtiaz and a cabinet member have been given bail but Mr. Sufiyan and Mr. Aamir have been sent to jail under Section 151 of IPC. “A unit of the Rapid Action Force has been posted outside the campus,” he said.On Friday, the V-C in an appeal to students said that disciplinary action had been taken against some students only after repeated intolerable acts of indiscipline and criminal misconduct, and after they crossed the red line.Responding to the charge of establishing a police post in the campus, Dr. Mansoor said, “it is sad to know that some students are involved in rumour-mongering about the installation of a police chowki inside the campus.”last_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Century-old ‘war’ reopens ethnic wounds in Manipur

first_img The United Naga Council saw a bid by the Kukis to claim the land historically belonging to the Nagas. “Calling a rebellion war is giving the impression that the conflict was in defence of a Kuki political homeland,” a council spokesperson said.“Kukis are non-indigenous recent immigrants to Manipur,” said the Naga Students’ Union, Delhi, on Wednesday, pointing out that Kukis fled powerful tribes of Burma and were given refuge by the Manipur kings in the 1840s.Sensing trouble, the Manipur government on Monday ordered the district authorities to uproot all the memorial stones. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh asked Kuki Inpi Manipur, an apex Kuki body, to refrain from actions that may create misunderstanding among different communities.“Representatives of the government were invited to the centenary celebration but we had no idea of what would be on the inscription stones,” Chief Secretary J. Suresh Babu said.Kuki leaders have said they will take a decision after discussion with all the stakeholders. A “war” with the British a century ago has reopened ethnic wounds in Manipur.Organisations of the Kuki tribal group have been celebrating the “Anglo-Kuki War” since 2017. But another group, the Nagas, have been critical of the concluding programme at C. Aisan village in Kangpokpi district scheduled on Thursday.The celebration marks the Kuki uprising against the British move to make them join the Imperial Army’s Labour Corps during World War I. The uprising was from 1917-19.Naga organisations in Manipur and Nagaland said the term “war” was distortion of history. They object to the Kukis erecting memorial stones inscribed “In defence of our ancestral land and freedom”.Also Read Manipur on high alert over tensions among some tribeslast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Column: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town ABL: Alab stays hot, routs Hong Kong anew in Renaldo Balkman’s historic night Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) smiles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. Only a few hours remain to determine if the Anthony Davis saga ends for this season or lingers into the summer. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. EST, and Davis is still seeking a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)The latest episode of “Survivor: NBA” was quite a cliffhanger.All kinds of intrigue. A hefty dose of griping. Some thoroughly unexpected plot twists.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the assets far outweigh the liabilities.And “Survivor: NBA” returns this summer, right after the Finals, for what figures to be some blockbuster episodes.Will Leonard or Davis team up with LeBron on the Lakers? Will Durant bolt from the Warriors? Will the woeful New York Knicks be able to land two franchise players? Will the Dallas Mavericks, better known as Team Europe, emerge as the next powerhouse franchise?Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Plenty of teams do have their eyes on a title, however, far more than usual.There are the Warriors, of course, seeking their fourth in five seasons and still the team to beat. But they’ll have to navigate the loaded-as-always Western Conference, which also features James Hardin and the Houston Rockets, the surprising Denver Nuggets, and an Oklahoma City team led by triple-double machine Russell Westbrook.But the East is where the real suspense lies.Boston, which stood pat at the deadline ahead of what could be a major push to go after Davis this summer, was the preseason favorite. But the Celtics were only fourth in the conference after a last-second loss Thursday night to the Lakers.Up front were the Milwaukee Bucks, with the league’s best record, a long-forgotten franchise that won its lone NBA title in 1971 with a young center named Lew Alcindor. They added Nikola Mirotic, who gives coach Mike Budenholzer plenty of new options with the big-man lineup.Right on Milwaukee’s heels are the Raptors, who are pretty much all-in on winning their first championship with rent-a-year star Kawhi Leonard now joined by Marc Gasol, who was acquired from Memphis at the deadline. The Philadelphia 76ers are also in the mix, having landed Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers to complete the conference’s best starting five.“Everybody made moves,” said Toronto’s Kyle Lowry. “But at the end of the day, all we can do is worry about us.”Granted, the NBA has its issues.If you live in a city such as Atlanta or Phoenix, which have essentially thrown in the towel for the next couple of seasons while they undergo massive overhauls that may or may not succeed, these are dark times indeed.And the league is unlikely to ever address the lack of competitive balance, the entrenched system that has largely allowed a handful of top franchises to dominate year after year. As long as it has the smallest rosters in major team sports and only allows five players on the court at a time, the sport’s path is always going to be dictated by a handful of star players. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The King may grumble about how the tacky way the NBA goes about its business — yes, it was lame of the Dallas Mavericks to trade Harrison Barnes during a game, though they apparently told him beforehand that a deal was in the works and he decided to play anyway — but the system certainly works well for James, who has collected hundreds of millions of dollars (well worth it) and pretty much moved around the county whenever he pleased.It’s messy and exhilarating and confusing and silly, best epitomized by “Nik and Wade’s Excellent Adventure.”Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV started the week playing for Portland. Then they got traded to Cleveland, which dealt them to Houston, which quickly sent them packing to Indiana. Of course, the Pacers never had any intention of keeping them, so they could wind up on their fifth team in seven days by the weekend.Pelicans star Anthony Davis was the big prize, having made it clear a season and a half before his contract is up — yep, A SEASON AND HALF — that he doesn’t want to play for New Orleans any longer. But no deal could be reached by the deadline, so Davis will at least finish the season in the Big Easy, an incredibly awkward situation of a lame-duck player going through the motions with a rudderless franchise.Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, about half the Lakers roster knows that it was dangled as bait in a potential Davis trade, so the remainder of LeBron’s debut season in Tinseltown figures to be a forgettable one. The King can certainly forget about a ninth straight trip to the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Now that’s a reality show worth watching.“They always catch me by surprise,” said Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse, whose team had a major role in the plotline. “There’s so much going on all the time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDespite complaints from the likes of Kevin Durant and LeBron James, the league’s off-the-court drama leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline was a welcome respite from the long, sometimes dreary regular season — enhancing all the compelling story lines (and there are plenty) while highlighting a system that really works well for everyone.KD may choose to rip the media for its infatuation with what the future holds for him, but we’re guessing the Golden State star doesn’t mind cashing those checks (worth $30 million this year) or that he’ll be too upset this summer when he can opt out of his contract and decide where he wants to play for a deal that could require nine figures to fill out. 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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Chigumbura blasts Zimbabwe to win over India

first_img× Elton Chigumbura smashed an unbeaten 54 from 26 balls as Zimbabwe stunned India with a two run win in the first Twenty20 International at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.Chigumbura pummelled seven sixes as he took Zimbabwe to 170 for six in their 20 overs having been sent into bat by the tourists.India lost opener Lokesh Rahul on his Twenty20 debut in the first ball of their reply, but they went into the final over from seamer Neville Madziva needing eight to win.That was reduced to four off the last ball with Mahendra Singh Dhoni on strike, but he could only bludgeon the ball to deep point and Zimbabwe celebrated a second consecutive victory over India in the 20-over format.Aside from Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller (30 from 21 balls) and opener Hamilton Masakadza (25 from 15 balls) gave Zimbabwe their highest score against India in Twenty20 cricket.India were behind the run-rate for much of their innings, but Manish Pandey (48 from 35 balls) kept them in the hunt until the last over.With Dhoni on strike it looked like advantage to the tourists, but Madziva bowled a succession of excellent yorkers to limit India to five runs.Aside from Rahul, the visitors handed 20-over debuts to batsman Mandeep Singh, seamer Jaydev Unadkat, all-rounder Rishi Dhawan and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.The second Twenty20 match will be played at the same venue on Monday. Zimbabwean batsman Elton Chigumbura plays a shot while leaping during their Cricket World Cup match against South Africa in Hamilton, February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Nigel Marple (NEW ZEALAND – Tags: SPORT CRICKET)   –  Reuters Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket SHAREcenter_img Zimbabwean batsman Elton Chigumbura plays a shot while leaping during their Cricket World Cup match against South Africa in Hamilton, February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Nigel Marple (NEW ZEALAND – Tags: SPORT CRICKET)   –  Reuters June 18, 2016 Zimbabwe COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Zimbabwe’s new president sworn in, vows to tackle corruption

first_imgEmmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new President today. He took the oath of office at the national sports stadium just outside Harare before thousands of supporters and dignitaries.He promised to devote himself to the well-being of the people, to cheers from tens of thousands present at his swearing-in ceremony.He succeeds Robert Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday under immense pressure from the military, the ruling party and the people amid fears his wife was trying to take power.Mnangagwa was Mugabe’s longtime ally before his firing earlier this month. He will serve until the end of the presidential term next year. An election date has not yet been set.Mnangagwa said he was “deeply humbled” to take power after an extraordinary series of events that began with Mugabe firing him early this month as vice president. That turned out to be the mistake that ended Mugabe’s 37 years in power.He vowed to tackle corruption and said that “the culture of government must change, and change now.”President Emmerson Mnangagwa is making a range of promises with the aim of reviving a once-prosperous economy that has collapsed amid mismanagement and international sanctions. He says he will reach out for more foreign investment.Zimbabwe’s new president is trying to reach out to the world after years of sanctions and international condemnation over rights abuses. “We ask those who have punished us in the past to reconsider,” he said.Some international leaders have urged Zimbabwe’s new president to deliver on his promises of inclusiveness, economic reform and free and fair elections.advertisementWatch: Zimbabwe swears in new Presidentlast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Messi scores in Argentina’s win; Chile routs Mexico 7-0

first_img(Associated Press). Lionel Messi made his first start of the Copa America tournament and tied a national record with his 54th international goal as Argentina defeated Venezuela 4-1 on Saturday to set up a semifinal match against the United States.In Saturday’s other quarterfinal, Eduardo Vargas scored a career-high four goals and Edson Puch added two as Chile, the defending Copa America champions, routed Mexico 7-0.Messi’s goal in the 60th minute gave Argentina a 3-0 lead and equaled the Argentine record for most international goals set by Gabriel Batistuta, according to Argentina’s governing body. The Barcelona star also took over the Copa America scoring lead with his fourth goal of the tournament.Argentina now has two days to rest before playing the U.S. in Houston on Tuesday. The Americans have been off since beating Ecuador on Thursday.With many in the Foxborough, Massachusetts, stadium wearing No. 10 from Messi’s national team and La Liga jerseys, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year started the game after playing a total of just 74 minutes in the three group stage matches.Just eight minutes in, he connected with Gonzalo Higuain on a long entry pass to make it 1-0.Chile’s Eduardo Vargas, 11, celebrates after scoring against Mexico during a Copa America Centenario quarterfinal soccer match at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, June 18, 2016. Mexico won 7-0. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)“He knows that he’s a game-changing player,” Argentina coach Geraldo Martino said. “Everybody’s trying to cancel him. But he knows when to play one against one. He knows when to pass the ball to other players.”Higuain scored again in the 28th to make it 2-0. Messi then padded the lead in the 60th after taking a pass from Nicolas Gaitan just outside the 6-meter box.Venezuela finally beat Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 70th minute when Salomon Rondon headed the ball in, nicking the post on the way. But Erik Lamela scored a minute later to make it 4-1.Argentina is 6-2-2 against the U.S., with the teams last playing to a 1-1 draw in a 2011 friendly in New Jersey. The last American win was in a 1999 friendly.Recovering from a back injury, Messi sat out the group stage opener this year and played just 29 minutes against Panama — but still managed to record a hat trick. He came on as a second-half substitute in the group stage finale against Bolivia.Messi played the entire game on Saturday, despite getting a scare when he was taken down from behind in the first half and was slow to get up.In Santa Clara, California, thousands of Mexico’s frustrated “fanaticos” were already long gone by the time El Tri’s worst defeat in a competitive match finally ended, along with its team-record unbeaten streak at 22 matches. It occurred almost a year to the day since Mexico’s previous loss, to Ecuador in the Copa group stage.Vargas scored the first goal of his big night in the 44th, five minutes after an offside call cost him another score, then added goals in the 52nd, 57th and 74th.“Everyone knows that we are the champions and today we showed it,” Vargas said.Chile’s Edson Puch, right, scores his side’s 7th goal against Mexico during a Copa America Centenario quarterfinal soccer match at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez)Chile matched its scoring total from the entire three-game group stage. La Roja advances to take on Colombia in the semifinals Wednesday in Chicago.El Tri’s worst competitive loss had been 6-0 to Germany in the group stage of the 1978 World Cup. Mexico was also beaten 8-0 by England in a 1961 friendly.“First, I’d like to offer my most heartfelt apologies to the Mexican fans,” Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said. “Today was a shameful presentation, an accident that happens in soccer. Obviously, there are bigger tragedies, but speaking in terms of sports, today was a very, very poor showing on our part.”Mexico’s fans still regularly used their traditional homophobic chant, even after being urged to stop by tournament organizers, national sport officials and players, especially in the wake of the recent shooting deaths of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Lukaku, Hazard Score 2 Each, Help Belgium Beat Tunisia 5-2

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display on Saturday, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup.The Red Devils were rampant at times and rested both forwards in the second half for tougher tests ahead. A spot in the round of 16 is almost certain after an opening 3-0 win over Panama.Belgium had a two-goal lead within 16 minutes. Hazard scored with a sixth-minute penalty kick he earned by being tripped, and Lukaku angled a low, left-foot shot into the corner of the opposing goal.“We knew that if we scored early, the game would be easy,” Hazard said. “So after five minutes we scored, and we controlled the game.”The Tunisians cut the lead when defender Dylan Bronn headed in a goal in the 18th minute, but Belgium wasn’t done.Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, 2nd right, scores his side’ second goal during the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Lukaku clipped a right-foot shot over advancing goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha in first-half stoppage time to match Cristiano Ronaldo with four goals as the tournament’s top scorers.Hazard then ran on to a long pass in the 51st, flicked the ball around Ben Mustapha and shot into an empty net. Substitute Michy Batshuayi made it a rout in stoppage time, and failed with three other good scoring chances.Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri got his team’s second with almost the last kick of the match.Belgium has shown the most complete attacking force at the World Cup, though without yet playing a European or South American team.Against England on Thursday, Belgium will be favored to advance as the winner of Group H.The temperature inside the tightly packed Spartak Stadium was 28 degrees C (82 degrees F) at kickoff, and rising humidity spilled into heavy rain.Earning the penalty kick, Hazard darted forward at speed and was clipped by Syam Ben Youssef. Video review confirmed the trip was on the white line of the penalty area, not outside as Tunisia claimed.Tunisia’s defense was unsettled by two first-half injuries. Bronn and Ben Youssef were both replaced after leaving the field on stretchers.GROUP DYNAMICSBelgium has all but qualified from Group G with two wins.Belgium’s Eden Hazard shoots a penalty kick to score the opening goal during the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)A point from Belgium’s last game against England on Thursday in Kaliningrad will ensure a place in the round of 16.KEY TO SUCCESSBelgium pressed Tunisia into giving up the ball in its own half, and attacked with pace and skill in a dizzying mix of talented play.Tunisia also used pace and direct running to expose Belgium’s defense, though rarely tested goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.—By GRAHAM DUNBAR , AP Sports WriterFIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and King Philippe of Belgium attend the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Anand Piramal lifts Isha Ambani off her feet at their sangeet. Watch video

first_imgIsha Ambani and Anand Piramal were the stars at their star-studded sangeet ceremony that took place on December 8 at The Oberoi Udaivilas and Lake Palace.The function was a grand one which saw most Bollywood celebrities and other big names from the fields of politics, business and sports in attendance.While many celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar gave rocking dance performances at the event, the romantic number by the bride and groom took the cake.Anand and Isha danced to a slow number, Perfect, and it was heartwarming to see the two smile so brightly.Take a look:Anand literally swept Isha off her feet!The happy bride Isha gave many dance performances, with his friends, his family and even some of the celebrities present there. It was a treat to watch. Here are some videos of her energetic dances:She is a stunning and happy bride and you know what they say about happy brides, right? They are the prettiest!After the two-day long pre-wedding festivities in Udaipur that went on from December 8 to 9, the much-awaited grand wedding of Isha and Anand will take place at Antilia in Mumbai on December 12.advertisementALSO SEE | Isha Ambani pre-wedding festivities in Udaipur: See all inside pics and videosALSO SEE | Isha Ambani wedding celebrations kick off with Anna Seva in Udaipur. See picsALSO SEE: Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal wedding invite is as royal as it gets. Watch unboxing videoALSO SEE | Isha Ambani pre-wedding festivities: New pics from venueALSO WATCH | Ambanis set the stage on fire at daughter Isha’s sangeet in Udaipurlast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz 2003 World Cup match vs India most disappointing game of my career: Shoaib Akhtar

first_imgFormer Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has revealed his “sad secret” about the 2003 World Cup match against India which his team lost by six wickets.In the group-stage match played on March 1, 2003 at Centurion in South Africa, the Pakistan team failed to defend a target of 274. India rode on Sachin Tendulkar’s brilliant 98 to chase down the target with more than four overs to spare.In a video posted on his Youtube channel, Akhtar has revealed how his fitness and poor captaincy from then skipper Waqar Younis came in Pakistan’s way of registering their first-ever win over India at the World Cup.”The most disappointing match for me in my entire career was the 2003 World Cup match against India at Centurion. We had failed to defend a target of 274 despite having a very good bowling line-up,” said Akhtar.The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ revealed that the night before the match, he had to take 4-5 injections on his left knee because of which it became numb. “Because of the injections water had filled up in my left knee and there was no sensation in it.””After the end of our innings, I told my teammates that we have probably scored 30-40 runs less. However, all the players in the team shouted at me saying if ‘273 is not enough then what is’. They said we will be able to get India all out. However, I knew that the pitch was a good one for batting and it will remain so in the second innings as well.”advertisement”When we started the bowling, I noticed that my left knee had gone numb. Because of which, I wasn’t able to run properly through my bowling run-up. As a result I was not able to bowl properly. Indian openers, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, went for the charge from the word go. In fact, Sachin played me very well and even hit me for a six over point.”I had no clue how to bowl and get the breakthrough. Unfortunately, the captain (Waqar Younis) got me out of the attack. He brought me later in the innings where I just bowled fast and short. I got out Sachin at 98 on a short-pitched delivery. I told the captain that I should have persisted with such bowling from the very beginning. In the end we lost the match,” he added.The 43-year-old went for 72 runs in that match and picked up the sole wicket of Sachin, but by then the match was already in India’s pocket.”It was a bitter experience for me because we could have defeated India, both in 1999 and 2003, but we couldn’t. Not to take the credit away from India who have played us exceeding well at the World Cups,” Akhtar, a veteran of 46 Tests and 163 ODIs, said.”I still regret that loss. If we could have scored some more runs and bowled better, we could have won that match. But unfortunately, my fitness came in the way and also, it was poor captaincy that made us lose that match,” he added.India and Pakistan have faced each other seven times in World Cups, and the Men in Blue have won each time.last_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz 10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner admits relegation battle consuming him

first_imgHuddersfield boss Wagner admits relegation battle consuming himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits their relegation battle is consuming him.Wagner says he spends every waking moment trying to work out how to save them, even when he is supposed to be relaxing at home with his wife and daughters.“There’s no chance to switch off, no chance,” said Wagner. “It’s always in your head. Sometimes at the front of your head, but always in your head.“But this is the case over the whole season, not just because of this period. Even if you have a good period, your football club, your team, your backroom staff, all the employees, all the supporters of this football club are always in your head.”He admits he isn’t great company for his family, but joked they are used to him by now.“You would have to ask them!” he smiled. “I don’t think it’s the most enjoyable period for them! But they are used to it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz 9 months ago​Nottingham Forest target ex-Fulham boss Jokanovic

first_img​Nottingham Forest target ex-Fulham boss Jokanovicby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNottingham Forest are already on the lookout for a new manager.The Championship side parted with Aitor Karanka, who requested the termination himself.And they are targeting former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, who was sacked by the Premier League club earlier this season.Sky Sports suggest Jokanovic is an early favorite for the job, which would be appealing, as Forest are only a few points off a playoff spot.Jokanovic reportedly rejected Stoke City earlier this week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Logistics Hub to Create Jobs and Business Opportunities

first_imgThe potential for career development, job creation, and business opportunities, resulting from the multi-billion dollar Global Logistics Hub initiative is again being underscored by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.State Minister, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, who spoke on the subject during her 2013/14 Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament on Tuesday, June 25, said the hub is anticipated to generate career opportunities for unskilled, skilled, and highly skilled professionals in a number of industries.These include: aerospace and aviation: maintenance, repair, and overhaul for airplanes; biotech and pharmaceutical; fashion and apparel; information and communication technology (ICT); chemicals and petrochemicals; entertainment and media; furniture and furnishings; automotive; marine and offshore – dry docking: ship and oil rig repair; logistics and shipping; food, beverage, and hospitality; and retail and fast moving consumer goodsActual jobs expected to be generated, she said, include: warehousing and warehouse management; graphic design; legal services; engineering; food preparation and food processing; accounting; and intellectual property monitoring and management, among others.The State Minister also pointed to a “new wave” of entrepreneurship activity for the micro, small and medium-size enterprise (MSME) sector. She contended that: “the logistics hub will not only transform our society in a comprehensive way, but will also be a catalyst for new business development in this country.”“But, to benefit from the opportunities the industry will bring, we need to equip ourselves with the necessary skills, knowledge, and the business development support. The Logistics Task Force has joined with the learning institutions to make sure that persons are trained for the upcoming jobs,” Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams said.Contact: Douglas McIntoshlast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Education Minister Opens New Sanitation Facility at Mona Heights Primary

first_imgTwo days into his tour of schools for the new school year, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, visited the Mona Heights Primary School and officially opened a new 24-unit sanitation facility at the institution on Tuesday, September 5.The units were recently constructed at a cost of approximately $5 million, with the Ministry of Education committing $4 million to the project. The remainder was provided by the parents.In his address to the students, the Minister said he was pleased to have been invited by the institution to open the new facility.He congratulated Principal, Fabian Mahabeer, and the staff for overseeing the construction of the new facility and ensuring that it was completed for the start of the new academic year.“We’re very excited about what is happening at Mona Heights Primary. This is a clear example of leadership. This is preparedness… that you can plan ahead for the beginning of the school year,” the Minister said.The Minister said the Ministry would continue to provide more resources for the school.“We will continue to invest in this institution to make it into a First-World institution. We are looking forward to improving the infrastructure and bringing information and communications technology, making sure you’re properly wired and that you have the latest technologies in your classrooms,” he added.In response, Mr. Mahabeer thanked Senator Reid for visiting the institution and opening the facility.“We feel privileged. The Minister has always had an interest in our school. He sees where we are trying to make a difference in all spheres of the education sector, so his association with us continues to grow,” Mr. Mahabeer said.He said the new sanitation facility is needed as in the past there was only one bathroom at the back of the building to serve the children.last_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Statistics Canada Releases Data on Culture Sport

first_img $2 million for Creative Industries Fund $10 million for the Film and Television Production Incentive Fund $2 million for Canada 150 $500,000 for the Major Events Fund Statistics Canada is reporting today, May 11, that culture and sport contributed more than $1 billion to Nova Scotia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 and accounted for 15,813 jobs. Culture GDP grew by more than 15 per cent during the five-year period between 2010-14 and sport GDP grew by 10 per cent, according to the report available at www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160511/dq160511a-eng.htm . Culture jobs increased by 4.7 per cent to 13,874 and sport jobs increased by 2.3 per cent to 1,939. “I am encouraged to see sustained growth in culture and sport in Nova Scotia,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “The province recognizes the value of these sectors, both economically and socially, and we are taking steps to ensure their ongoing success in our province.” The report looks at the economics of culture grouped in eight broad categories including heritage and libraries, live performance, visual and applied arts, written and published works, audio-visual and interactive media, sound recording, education and training, and governance/funding-and-professional-support. In Budget 2016-2017, the province provided the following funding:last_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Brewers welcome tariff exemption on imports of US aluminum cans

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s beer producers have welcomed the federal government’s decision to exempt from tariffs most beer cans imported from the United States.The Canadian government set the tariffs on imports of U.S. cans in July as part of a wider response to the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum production at the end of May.The government announced last week that a range of metal products would be exempt from the tariffs because of supply shortages, contractual requirements, or other situations that would have a severe impact on the Canadian economy.Industry association Beer Canada says the removal of the tariffs on numerous sizes of aluminum cans removes a big headache and potential cost for the industry.It says Canada’s 10 per cent tariff on U.S. aluminum can imports, matching the amount imposed by the U.S. on Canadian exports, would have added an estimated $10.5 million per year in costs to domestic breweries.Beer Canada says the tariff relief is especially important for the 473 millilitre can size popular with small brewers. It says Canadian breweries imported almost half a billion of the tall cans from the U.S. last year.last_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Thousands in British Columbia facing more days without power BC Hydro

first_imgVANCOUVER — Crews continue to repair fallen transformers and restring hydro lines after last week’s powerful windstorm in southwestern British Columbia, but officials say some customers will remain without power for several more days.BC Hydro says it has restored power to more than 550,000 customers since the windstorm hit Thursday and about 44,000 customers are still waiting.Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands were among the hardest hit and hundreds of downed trees have left some roads impassable, which means BC Hydro has not been able to complete full damage assessments.About 4,000 of its customers waiting for power are on the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley and BC Hydro says it could take another three days before power is restored to rural areas.BC Hydro says the windstorm was among the worst in 20 years.The RCMP say it killed one woman in Duncan when a tree fell on her tent, while it also caused Nanaimo’s water treatment plant to break down and destroyed a 30-metre section of White Rock’s pier.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Category: vxdkvnuqpinmtwmz Vancouver film industry veterans speak out about sexual harassment in Hollywood North

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement “My first experience was while I was still in school,” she said. “It was a mentor and someone who I should have looked up to — I did, up until that point — abusing their position of power and trying to get me to meet them in a private apartment while they were married.”At the time, she shared the ordeal with a girlfriend. She says her harasser had a history, but it was overlooked — and turning a blind eye unfortunately became the norm in Hollywood North.READ MORE For Lisa Ovies, it was a heavy conversation: speaking with teenage students at her Vancouver-based acting school about her own experience with sexual harassment.“It was raw,” Ovies says of the dialogue. The conversation was prompted by the harrowing accounts of Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual impropriety that have been rocking Hollywood for almost a month.However, Ovies and others say it isn’t just a problem in Hollywood: it’s happening in Canada too. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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