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West Coasts Jared Ebell relishes his Drosselmeyer role in Alberta Ballet Nutcracker

first_img Facebook B.C.’s Jared Ebell enjoys playing the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer in Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Advertisement At this time of year, Alberta Ballet dancer Jared Ebell is fully immersed in the world of The Nutcracker. But, growing up on Vancouver Island’s east coast, he was more familiar with salmon lures and surfboards than Sugar Plum Fairies and Mouse Kings.“I do remember seeing one Nutcracker as a kid at one of the local schools,” says the Nanoose Bay–raised dancer from Edmonton, where he’s starring as the magician Drosselmeyer in his company’s production of The Nutcracker before it hits Vancouver. “But it really wasn’t part of my family as a kid. We were usually too busy fishing and surfing. I came from a classic West Coast family—one that was really outdoorsy.”That said, Ebell was able to find the nearby Parksville Ballet School by age six, a facility that trained him in a range of styles and gave him a good base in the technical skills he would later pursue with such passion. Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “After every day in school I’d go to the Parksville Ballet School till 8:30 at night. It was a good little school—and a good opportunity because, obviously, when you’re one of the only guys on Vancouver Island doing dance, you get a lot of attention,” he says with a laugh.READ MORE Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

New border crossing process could make life easier for Mohawks of Akwesasne

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN News A new reporting process could shorten border lines and minimize a headache for members of Akwesasne who must travel over the Canada-U.S. border.It’s routine that commuters have faced every day for the past eight years when in 2009, residents expressed their concerns over the arming of Canadian border guards.That prompted the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to abandon its post on Cornwall island and leaving the Mohawk Territory.“Ever since 2009, when Canada customs decided to relocate to the city of Cornwall, we have been calling on the government of Canada, CBSA to establish some sort of alternative reporting mechanism,” said Akwesasne Grand Chief Abram Benedict.“Which we’ve seen made available to other locations within the country.”According to Benedict, a remote check-in is now being considered.And it’s a process that would have saved April Thompson a lot of trouble.Four years ago, the Akwesasne resident was charged because she didn’t report that she had dropped her daughter off on Cornwall Island before reporting with her at the port of entry.“It’s all because I didn’t check-in right away,” said Thompson. “So what they wanted me to do is drive to Cornwall check-in, bring her back to the island and then go back to Cornwall to work.”“So, for two years, I was in court with the outcome being found guilty.”If approved, Benedict believes wait times at the Cornwall port of entry would be shortened.“Reporting stations would be placed here on Cornwall Island for residents travelling in from other parts of the community would be able to stop instead of driving into the city of Cornwall, they ‘d be processed here electronically through a two-way communications system with an officer in the city of Cornwall.It’s a move that, not surprisingly, April Thompson supports.“Just going through that even now, going through customs, having to check-in and going through, I get, if a certain question is asked, I start shaking you know and I wonder OMG am I going to get called in again, what’s going to happen?”In a written statement, a spokesperson with the CBSA says details such as the exact location and who will be eligible to participate have not be finalized.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more

Time Inc Revenues Dipped 65 Percent in 2012

first_imgTime Warner released its 4Q and full-year 2012 financials today and the numbers give a peek at the what motivated Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang to cut 6 percent of the publishing division’s global work force. Topline for Time Inc. was down 6.5 percent for the year to $3.4 billion and operating income tumbled 25 percent to $420 million.In the fourth quarter, revenues were down 7 percent and operating income dipped 3 percent. In his remarks in the report, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes noted Time Inc. still managed to increase its market share, based on PIB numbers, by about a half percentage point to 21.5 percent. Of the $241 million drop in revenues for the year, ad revenues dipped $104 million in 2012 and subscription revenues fell 5 percent, or $61 million. “Other” revenues fell 21 percent for the year, or $83 million, mainly attributable to the absence of the QSP fundraising business, which was sold in early 2012. While the advertising drop, as most publishers can attest to, was due to weak demand for magazine display marketing, the subscription revenue decrease is being primarily pinned on decreasing newsstand sales. The subscription revenue gap widened last year, it dipped—again because of the newsstand—2 percent in 2011. Nevertheless, in its earnings call, CFO John Martin noted that subsription revenues were flat in the fourth quarter and the ad revenue drop in that quarter was the smallest for the year. “The fourth quarter showed some signs of improvement,” he said.For its 2013 outlook, Martin noted that Time Inc. will take a $60 million restructuring charge related to the six percent workforce reduction. The impact will occur in the first quarter.last_img read more

WHS Class Of 1998 20th Reunion Announced

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School Class of 1998 is celebrating its 20th Class Reunion on Saturday, November 24, from 7pm to 11pm, at Luna Rossa (1699 Shawsheen Street, Tewksbury). Join us for great music, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets, which cost $40, can be purchased HERE.(Do you know of any other Wilmington High or Shawsheen Tech reunions coming up? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Class Of 1969 Announces 50th Reunion On September 14In “Education”WHS Class Of 1979 Announces 40th Reunion On September 21In “Education”WHS Class Of 1988 30th Reunion AnnouncedIn “Education”last_img read more

Every Marvel Phase 4 movie and TV show through 2021

first_img “I DIDNT EVEN HAVE TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE FANTASTIC FOUR. AND THERE’S NO TIME TO TALK ABIUT MUTANTS.” #MarvelSDCC #SDCC2019— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 Definite MCU films:Black WidowThe EternalsShang-Chi & the Legend of the 10 Rings Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessThor: Love & ThunderMentioned by @Kevfeige: Cap Marvel 2; Black Panther 2; Fantastic Four!?; GOTG3 andMUTHAFORKING BLADE 🗡#MarvelSDCC #SDCC2019 pic.twitter.com/YtbCr39mbf— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 Well THAT was a @MarvelStudios panel for the AGES💥😍😮 #MarvelSDCC #SDCC2019 pic.twitter.com/aiqhtMagt0— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 TV and Movies Comics Ahead of the cast unveils, @Kevfeige went through the 10 Rings appearances in the MCU.🙋🏽‍♀️ Raise your hand if you knew they appeared in Ant-Man! #MarvelSDCC #ShangChi #SDCC2019— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 shang-chi-mcu-phase-4Feb. 12, 2021 Marvel Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Writer: Dave Callaham Release date: Feb. 12, 2021 Starring: Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Tony Leung and Awkwafina What a fun line up @marvel so happy to be on this ride #cominginhot #2021 pic.twitter.com/pDC8tcrL0H— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) July 21, 2019 doctor-strange-mcu-phase-4May 7, 2021 Marvel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Director: Scott DerricksonWriter: Scott Derrickson Release date: May 7, 2021 Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth OlsenWhat we know: The events of WandaVision (more on that show below) on Disney Plus will lead directly into this sequel in a way we can only imagine will be epic — since this is the first actual mentioned between the shows and movies, of course. (Yes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has featured characters from the films, including Lady Sif, before, but those plot points have never affected the MCU films before. This is definitely a departure we’re excited to see.) Onstage at SDCC, Feige said just because Quentin Beck (from Spider-Man: Far From Home) lied about the multiverse, it doesn’t mean there isn’t one. Director Derrickson also mentioned he wanted a gothic horror tone and had dreams of making the “first scary MCU film.”thor-love-thunder-mcu-phase-4Nov. 5, 2021 Marvel Thor Love & Thunder Director: Taika WaititiWriter: Taika WaititiRelease date: Nov. 5, 2021 Starring: Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson return, now joined by Natalie Portman as The Mighty ThorWhat we know: Waititi has officially handed Moljnir to Portman, but no word on what or who the trio (maybe?) will be fighting. Thompson also confirmed Valkryie’s sexuality onstage, saying she needs to find her Queen as King now.blade-mcu-phase-4He’s back. Marvel Blade Director: ??? Writer: ???Starring: Academy-Award winner Mahershala Ali as the half-mortal, half-immortal vampire Blade himself. What we know: That’s about it. Well, that Ali got the job with some serious BDE, according to this story from The Hollywood Reporter. Black Panther sequel Director: Ryan Coogler Writer: Ryan CooglerStatus: Confirmed onstage by Feige at SDCC 2019; post-2021 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3  Director: James Gunn Writer: James GunnStatus: Reported moving forward, according to Feige at SDCC 2019; post-2021 Captain Marvel 2 Director: ?? Writer: ??Status: Confirmed in production onstage by Feige at SDCC 2019; post-2021 Full cast revealed for The Eternals #MarvelSDCC #SDCC2019 pic.twitter.com/c7dK6H0rw4— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 the-eternals-mcu-phase-4Nov. 6, 2020 Marvel The Eternals Director: Chloe Zhao Writer: Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo Release date: Nov. 6, 2020 Starring: Angelina Jolie (Thena), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh (Sprite) and Don Lee (Gilgamesh)What we know: Even less than Black Widow! The movie hasn’t officially begun yet, but we do know some of the roles have been gender-swapped, like Hayek as Ajak, who was originally the male leader of the Eternals. How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Share your voice Movies All of these movies and the details below were confirmed as in production by Feige at SDCC. We’ve included all the details we learned below. May 1, 2020 Marvel Black Widow  Director: Cate Shortland Writer: Jac Schaeffer Release date: May 1, 2020 Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, O-T FagbenleWhat we know: Very little since the film has only been in production for 30 days (according to the cast at SDCC), though attendees were treated to an epic fight scene between ScarJo and Pugh where we learned that the two are “sisters.” Entertainment Tonight also learned some key Black Widow details after the epic Marvel panel. We previously learned that the film would introduced more than one Black Widow, which means there’s a potential for any of them to take over the mantle from ScarJo.  26 Photoscenter_img That’s right, thanks to the forthcoming Disney Plus streaming service, some of the newly announced shows will roll into the MCU canon and feed directly into the films, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed at SDCC. These Disney Plus series will be overseen by Feige and will reportedly have bigger budgets than what’s typically allocated for television shows. Earlier MCU shows like the Netflix series and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were and are (respectively) produced by Marvel TV, under the guide of Executive Vice President and Head of Television Jeph Loeb. But they were never explicitly referenced by the movies (more on that below).With all that in mind, here’s what we know is coming through 2021, both rumored and confirmed. And we’ll be sure to keep this list updated as things evolve and grow! 5 ScarJo calls this “iteration” of Natasha “a fully realized woman, in all of her many facets.” 🤔🤔🤔#MarvelSDCC #BlackWidow pic.twitter.com/eRnd2jrmnY— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 Tags Yes, also rumored are the introduction of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men to the MCU. From Feige’s own lips comes this rumor, along with a sincere hope from us that these additions materialize.  Disney+ TV shows falcon-winter-soldier-disney-mcu-phase-4 Marvel The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Showrunner: Malcolm SpellmanRelease date: Spring 2020Status: Confirmed Starring: Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie — and Daniel Brül returns as Baron Zemo (with his mask!)wandavision-mcu-phase-4 Marvel WandaVision Showrunner: Jac Schaeffer  Expected release date: Spring 2021 Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Teyonah Parris as adult Monica Rambeau (aka Lt. Trouble from Captain Marvel)What we know: Fans of Scarlet Witch know that Wanda’s power are reality-altering, meaning we expect to be taken on a wild ride here, especially with Vision’s confirmed return. Bettany said on stage even he wasn’t really sure why he was there, considering his Infinity War death. Judging by the teaser at SDCC and the logo above, we also expect a 1950s timeline. loki-disney-mcu-phase-4 Marvel Loki Showrunner: Michael Waldron Expected release date: Spring 2021 Starring: Tom Hiddleston returnsWhat we know: SDCC confirmed the show would star The Avengers’ 2012 version of Loki, directly after the timey-whimey events of Endgame. That means we likely have some pre-redemption arc, wildly selfishly escapades coming our way!what-if-disney-mcu-phase-4 Marvel What If…? Showrunner: UnannouncedRelease date: Summer 2021Starring: ???We we know: ??? Sort of. We do know it’ll be an animated series, and Feige shared that many of the original cast members were already confirmed to lend their voices to the show.  This article was originally posted on January 17, 2019, and is regularly updated. 30 Photos The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful film franchise of all time, having grossed more than $18 billion worldwide — $4 billion of which it made in 2018 alone — and now owning the title of highest-grossing movie of all time with Endgame. And as Marvel Studios announced its incredible Phase 4 plans at Comic-Con, the franchise shows no signs of slowing down. Especially with Disney finally confirming three new MCU TV shows for its upcoming Disney Plus streaming service, and five new films in the next two and half years.As the Infinity Saga came to a close this year, we celebrated the badass women of the the Marvel universe with the release Captain Marvel, and now we have a new look at what awaits us in the next phase of the MCU, including some in-canon shows. Comments See the best Marvel Avengers cosplay from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 hawkeye-disney-mcu-phase-4 Marvel Hawkeye Showrunner: UnannouncedExpected release date: Fall 2021Starring: Jeremy RennerWhat we know: That’s about it — just kidding, it’ll introduce Kate Bishop and looks firmly based on Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye series. And straight from Renner himself, here’s the teaser Comic-Con attendees got to see:  Captain Marvel Black Panther Marvel X-Men Spiderman Disney Thor The Avengerslast_img read more

Sensex opens on positive note Nifty below 10700

first_imgThe Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) logo is seen at the BSE building in Mumbai, India, January 25, 2017.Reuters file [Representational Image] The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.The Sensex of the BSE opened at 35,492.62 and touched a high of 35,492.25 and a low of 35,336.77.It was trading at 35,421.80 down by 52.71 points or 0.15 per cent from its Tuesday’s close at 35,474.51.On the other hand, the broader 50-scrip Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 10,670.95 after closing at 10,656.20 on Tuesday.The Nifty is trading at 10,667.20 points in the morning.last_img read more

Indigenous woman daughter found dead in city

first_imgDead body illustrationPolice on Tuesday night recovered bodies of two Garo women from their house in Dhaka’s Kalachandpur area. The deceased are Sujata Chiran, 40, and her mother Beshath Chiran, 65.According to police, Sujata’s son-in-law Pilesta found the house locked from outside on Tuesday evening.He and the house owner informed police after they found the bodies under the bed.Sujata was hacked to death while Beshath was strangulated.CCTV footage shows Sujata’s nephew leaving the house with 3-4 others, said inspector Salahuddin Ahmed of Gulshan police station.Family feud might be the reason for the killings, he predicts.last_img read more

BNP leader Gayeshwar 15 others injured in attack

first_imgBNP leader GayeshwarBNP standing committee member and the party’s candidate from Dhaka-3 constituency Gayeshwar Chandra Roy was injured in an attack by masked men during electioneering at Chunkutia in South Keraniganj on Tuesday, reports UNB.Local BNP leaders and activists alleged that a group of masked men equipped with sticks swooped on the BNP activists during an election campaign around 6:00pm, leaving 15 people, including Gayeshwar, injured.The miscreants also hurled brick chips at the BNP campaigners.BNP leaders and activists, including Sultan Naser, Advocate Kausar Ahmed, Ziauddin Pintu and Hazi Masum were among the injured.The injured were first taken to Mitford Hospital from where they were shifted to Islami Bank Hospital at Kakrail in the city.Officer-in-charge of Keraniganj south police station Shahjamal said, “We’ve heard the news and we’re going to the spot.”last_img read more

Locking up Muslims in Xinjiang China opens its doors to tourists

first_imgThis photo taken on 3 June, 2019 shows tourists taking photos in the restored old city area of Kashgar, in China`s western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFPFrom the expansive dunes of the Taklamakan Desert to the snow-capped peaks of Tianshan, Chinese authorities are selling troubled Xinjiang as a tourist idyll, welcoming travellers even as they send locals to internment camps.The government has rounded up an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking minorities into re-education camps in the tightly-controlled region in China’s northwest, but it has also created a parallel universe for visitors, who are only shown a carefully curated version of traditional customs and culture.In the Old Town of Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road city, smiling food vendors serve mouthwatering lamb skewers, while children play in the streets.”It didn’t look to me like — unless you were picked up and put in a camp — that these Uighur communities seemed to be living in some kind of fear,” said William Lee, who has taught at universities in China for 10 years and visited the region in June.”That’s just my impression,” he added.Xinjiang, a fraught region where flare-ups of interethnic violence have led to unprecedented levels of surveillance, is one of the fastest growing areas for tourism in China.Armed police and frequent checkpoints have not dampened the flow of vacationers visiting the region, which in 2018 saw a 40 percent increase year-on-year of visits — mainly from domestic tourists — outstripping the national average by 25 percent, according to official figures.Business has grown steadily over the years mainly because “Xinjiang is very stable”, explained Wu Yali, who runs a travel agency in the region.Though tourists are not used to the high-level of security at first, “they adapt after a few days,” she told AFP.But travellers are barred from witnessing the most controversial part of Xinjiang’s security apparatus: the network of internment camps spread across the vast region.Many of these facilities are outside main tourist hubs and are fenced off with razor-wired walls.On a six-day trip to the region last month, AFP reporters encountered roadblocks and were turned away by security forces upon nearing some camps.- ‘Regime of terror’ -China describes the facilities as “vocational education centres” where Turkic-speaking “trainees” learn Mandarin and job skills.”The violence that is being inflicted on the bodies of Uighur and other Muslim people…has been rendered invisible,” said Rachel Harris, who studies Uighur culture and music at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London.”For a tourist who goes and travels around a designated route, it all looks nice,” she told AFP. “It’s all very quiet and that’s because there’s a regime of terror being imposed on the local people.”According to Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily, the regional government offered travellers subsidies worth 500 yuan ($73) each in 2014, after tourism plunged following a deadly knife attack blamed on Xinjiang separatists in southwestern China.By 2020, Xinjiang is aiming to hit a total of 300 million visits by tourists and rake in 600 billion yuan ($87 billion), according to the region’s tourism bureau.Tourism packages to Xinjiang often feature the region’s rich array of natural beauty, from the azure waters of Karakul lake to Tianshan — a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Many also offer “ethnic” experiences, often in the form of dance performances. Some tour operators even include visits to Uighur homes.Even as Chinese authorities seek to contain the region’s Muslim minorities, they are monetising ethnic culture — albeit a simplified version of it, experts say.”Uighur culture is being boiled down to just song and dance,” said Josh Summers, an American who lived in Xinjiang for more than a decade and wrote travel guides for the region.”What makes me sad is what ends up happening is there are only very specific parts of Uighur culture that get maintained because of the tourism,” he said, citing the neglect of Uighur paper-making traditions and desert shrines.- ‘Discover Xinjiang’ -Beijing’s security clampdown has also squeezed Yengisar city’s artisanal knife trade, said Summers.”Ever since the management of Xinjiang became stricter, the impact on Yengisar’s small knives has been very large — now there are very few shops selling small knives,” agreed Li Qingwen, who runs a tourism business in Xinjiang.The government wants Uighurs to “show how they excel in singing and dancing, instead of living under religious rules and restrictions,” he told AFP.But while ethnic song and dance is showcased to tourists, Uighurs are often restricted in how they express their own culture.Large, spontaneous gatherings of Uighurs — even if they involve dancing — are less frequent because of tightened security, said Summers.Night markets too are more controlled. In Hotan, what used to be an outdoor night market is now inside a white tent, where red lanterns hang from the ceiling and uniform food stalls adorned with Chinese flags sell lamb skewers, but also sushi and seafood.Over the past few years, cultural leaders in the Uighur community have disappeared, raising fears they have been detained.In February, Turkey’s foreign ministry claimed that prominent Uighur musician and poet Abdurehim Heyit had died in a Chinese prison — prompting China to release a “proof-of-life” video of an inmate who identified himself as Heyit.Famous Uighur comedian Adil Mijit is also missing, according to social media posts by his son-in-law Arslan Hidayat.And though tourists are buffered from the ugliest parts of Xinjiang’s security crackdown, it is not difficult to bump against the region’s many red lines.A traveller from Southeast Asia, who requested anonymity due to fear of reprisals, described the barriers he faced when trying to pray at a mosque.Many places of worship were closed in Kashgar, he said, unlike mosques in other Chinese cities.At Idkah Mosque, Kashgar’s central mosque, the tourist was told he couldn’t pray inside — and that he had to buy a ticket to enter.”They want to separate travellers from locals,” he said, adding that his visit to Xinjiang confirmed what he had read about re-education camps.He added: “There’s a lot more of Xinjiang that I want to discover. But I really hope that Xinjiang will become the old Xinjiang.”last_img