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Government docs indicate Netflix spends more on scripted English Canadian content than

first_img Facebook Netflix pays more for scripted Canadian programming than Bell Media, new internal government documents indicate.The documents, published by Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa, were obtained under the Access to Information Act.An ‘information note’ for Graham Flack, deputy minister of Canadian Heritage under Mélanie Joly, reads: Advertisement “While Netflix [redacted] than Bell Media on scripted programming ($127.8 million in 2016), it should be noted that Bell Media plays an important role in producing other vital Canadian content like news and local/regional programming ($249 million in 2016), documentary ($38.8 million) and sports ($300.6 million).”The redacted piece is withheld for “commercial reasons” says Geist, but its meaning is fairly clear. The internal memo came after a meeting with Bell’s chief legal and regulatory officer Mirko Bibic, as well as a subsequent follow-up email. Bibic’s email is also included in the documents.In it he writes:“You indicated that Netflix spends more on Canadian content than the private Canadian broadcasters. While we take no issue with Netflix’s (and other foreign online services’) participation in the Canadian broadcasting ecosystem, their relative contributions compared to Canadian broadcasters and the extent and manner in which they participate must be put in their proper context in order to critically assess how to review Canadian broadcasting policy.”He follows by conceding that “it is possible Netflix spends as much as or slightly more on independently produced English-language Canadian scripted programming.” Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL A LABOUR OF LOVE FOR MUSICIAN AWESTRUCK BY COMPOSERS

first_imgToronto Bach Festival founder-director, oboist John Abberger at one of the venues, St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Avenue. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement John Eliot Gardiner begins his magisterial book on the great 18th-century composer (subtitled Music in the Castle of Heaven) by writing: “Bach the musician is an unfathomable genius.” John Abberger agrees.Does this make Tafelmusik’s principal oboist reluctant to perform the master’s music? Quite the contrary.In fact, May 24-26 marks the fourth time in as many years that he has presided over the Toronto Bach Festival, a three-day event he founded at St. Barnabas Church on the Danforth, bravely devoted to fathoming the unfathomable. “I’ve spent years trying to answer the question of what makes his music so moving,” the veteran oboist admits. “It’s universal. He crosses cultures and economic groups. People can be moved without knowing anything about music.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cross Lake First Nation elder to continue hunger strike in Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National News CROSS LAKE FIRST NATION, Man.–An elder from Cross Lake First Nation in Manitoba is travelling to Ottawa to continue his hunger strike alongside Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.Elder Raymond Robinson, 51, has been on a hunger strike since Dec. 12. Robinson is expected to arrive in Ottawa sometime Monday evening.“I have been in steady contact with Chief Theresa Spence and we exchange ideas on what our next steps should be,” said Robinson, in a statement issued Monday.Robinson said he will continue his hunger strike until Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston agree to a treaty meeting, which is also Spence’s demand.“I am committed to continue my hunger strike until Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston meet with Chief Spence and myself and the First Nation leadership,” said Robinson.Robinson is backed by Cross Lake First Nation Chief Garrison Settee.“The Cross Lake First Nation fully supports Elder Robinson’s personal decision to make this sacrifice as an Indigenous person of this land we call Canada and as a citizen who holds treaty rights that the government of Canada has a legal and constitutional obligation to honour,” said Settee. “It is a sad day in Canada’s history when First Nations people are now ready to sacrifice their lives in order to get this government to work with our First Nations leadership on a nation-to-nation basis and to recognize, respect and honour our inherent and treaty rights.”Robinson has been drinking only herbal tea since he began his hunger strike.Spence has been on a hunger strike for 21 days.last_img read more

Beside The Points For Thursday May 10 2018

See more NBA predictions Oh, and don’t forgetBreaking Baseball is fun We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeMarc-Andre Fleury is outstandingVegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is in the middle of one of the best ever playoffs for a goalie, pitching four shutouts in his first 10 starts. There have been 14 goalie-seasons since ’79 where a player posted four or more shutouts in a playoff run, and in six of those fourteen seasons the goalie’s team went on to win the Stanley Cup. [FiveThirtyEight]Loose and improvisational lineups in ClevelandCleveland’s most used lineup in the playoff series against the Pacers and Raptors was George Hill, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, LeBron James and Kevin Love. Those five men were on the court together for a collective 110 minutes. During the regular season, those five players were on the court together for zero minutes. This could be one indication of how the barely-50 win regular season Cavs have turned into an unstoppable juggernaut, mainly because they Ship of Theseus’d this one. [FiveThirtyEight]Iceland made great once moreHafthor Julius Bjornsson, who “Game of Thrones” fans may recognize as the enormous actor behind Ser Gregor Clegane, has won the World’s Strongest Man competition in the Philippines last weekend. Bjornsson is the first Icelander to win since 1996, bringing the title home to a nation that once dominated the strongman competition when Jon Pall Sigmarsson and Magnus ver Magnusson won 8 contests in 11 years in the ’80s and early ’90s. [The New York Times]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?New York may have a home game in OWL championshipsThe NYXL, New York’s team in the Overwatch League, is an early favorite to take the inaugural championship, with two stage final victories, a 23-7 match record, and a +68 map differential. Here’s some more good news: the July championship is scheduled to take place on their home turf, with Brooklyn’s Barclays Center tapped as the host of the two-day championship weekend. [ESPN]Players Tournament is the real golf competitionAn average PGA Tour player has no better than an 0.18 percent win probability at any of the majors from 2011 to 2017. The Players Tournament is a much stronger field than the majors, some of which allow club professionals, former winners and amateurs to compete. The Players Tournament is way more exclusive, which forbids amateurs, club pros, sectional qualifiers, and caps winners at five years of subsequent invitations. The average PGA player had no better than a 0.12 percent win probability at the Players Championship in all but a single year over the same period. [FiveThirtyEight]Position players get itAn MLB.com survey of 35 position players and 35 pitchers asked them which stats they analyze come the end of the season to evaluate their own performance. Looking at position players, 16 out of 35 identified on-base plus slugging (OPS) and on-base percentage (OBP) as their preferred metric, which is a pretty remarkable win for baseball nerds. [Deadspin]Some personal news, though, before we get to the big number: I’m leaving FiveThirtyEight to start a forthcoming daily morning newsletter, Numlock News, and work on other exciting projects. Beside the Points will absolutely continue, but if you’ve been a fan of my run, please subscribe to my new newsletter!Big Number(s)92 percentRafael Nadal is ridiculously good on clay. Heading into this week’s tournament in Madrid, he had won 46 clay court sets in a row, annihilating the previous record of 35 consecutive wins on clay. Moreover, his overall record on clay prior to this event was 401-35, a 92 percent win percentage. In the Open Era no other tennis star came close to that on any surface. Bjorn Borg got closest, with 86 percent wins on clay. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: kyle:the mets batted out of order in the first inning?neil:Yupcolleen:that is… very mets-yneil:Yup.colleen:what’s the rule on that? are they both out?ah, here’s an explainer:The Mets gave the umpires the wrong lineup and were penalized for batting out of orderPredictions NBA read more

At The New Yorker Festival NonSubscribers Outnumber Brand Devotees

first_img “For many people, it’s how they get introduced to the brand,” Hughes tells Folio:.  “It’s a mix of the avid reader and fan, and someone who comes because they’re a big fan of the person that we’re interviewing.” “It’s an editorial outgrowth of what we do,” Hughes tells Folio:. “You gotta believe that the editorial staff of The New Yorker has their hand on the pulse of what’s cool. Our writers are out there, they know what’s coming up and what’s interesting.” “We’re really looking to work as one company, and this was really successful,” Hughes says. The event also featured a native panel incorporating speakers from other Condé Nast brands — the first of its kind, but probably not the last.  Of course, like many other magazine brands, it’s also a significant revenue stream. While Hughes wouldn’t disclose specifics, she emphasized the value of ticket sales. With many events in the $50 range (and a couple at $150 and $175), selling out most events is good business. It took only five seconds for the 1,400 seats at one of the first book talks of The New Yorker Festival (TNYF) to sell out. The author happened to be American rock legend Bruce Springsteen, but it was record-setting nonetheless. That Saturday, on stage with author Jonathan Safran Foer, Remnick reflected on the awkwardness of being a child, forced to sit in a dressing room while his grandmother tried on clothing. Then there’s the sponsorships. In an appropriation of contemporary advertising language, TNYF offered marketers “native panels.” Under this offer, the entertainment network Epix sponsored several showings of their upcoming series, all free for guests to attend Later that day, a panel of reporters and contributors discussed the difficulties they faced when “Reporting on Reform” — as the panel was called. Moderated by executive editor Dorothy Wickenden, the audience’s enthusiasm during the Q&A proved that the magazine staff was as much the subject of intrigue as the celebrity guests. Of course, not every magazine brand has the same following as The New Yorker. The main event had ticket purchasers from 30 different countries, as well as attendees from 45 states and Washington, DC. David Remnick, right, interviews Bruce Springsteen. Photograph by Anna Webber / Getty for The New Yorker This is great news for Hughes, who describes the 17-year-old festival as a “long-term audience development play,” and successful outreach to bringing in Millennial readers. Despite having more than a million subscribers between print and digital, only a quarter of event attendees subscribe to the magazine. As with competing events, like The Week Live, TNYF was entirely programmed by editorial staff. Headed up by festival director Rhonda Sherman, and heavily guided by EIC David Remnick, the festival is meant to feel authentic to the magazine’s point of view. The festival saw 20,000 people attend 50 events from October 7 to 9. While the popularity of the brand and the population density of New York City facilitates a uniquely large event, publisher Lisa Hughes tells Folio: that The New Yorker is concerned about the same things as any other publisher: audience acquisition, ticket sales, and advertising revenues. Correction: The original version of this story misstated the top ticket price as $280. It is $175.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

Equity indices end Tuesday trade with marginal gain

first_imgDomestic equity indices ended Tuesday trade on a positive note, but were not able to hold on to morning gains due to late selling in auto and banking stocks.While the 30-share Sensex touched 26,392.76, up 0.17 percent, the 50-share Nifty gained 0.18 percent to end at 8,143.15 on Tuesday trade. Shares of banks, IT, capital goods and oil and gas among others witnessed buying from investors. However, shares of auto, FMCG and consumer durables companies dragged indices.Among major gainers, Tata Power, Idea Cellular, HDFC, BPCL and Tata Steel closed in the green with Tata Power gaining the most. Bosch, HCL Tech, Maruti Suzuki, Eicher Motors and Power Grid lost on Tuesday trade. Both mid cap and small cap stocks supported the uptrend and ended with gains.Meanwhile, monetary policy committee of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) started deliberations on Tuesday. RBI is all set to announce its first policy review after demonetisation on Wednesday and analysts are expecting a rate cut, making way for further monetary easing.Rupee appreciated by 31 paisa to touch 67.90 against dollar by the end of Tuesday trade.last_img read more

A Cup of Warmth

first_imgWith dry and freezing wind bowing outside, who wouldn’t want to be cozy and have a warm cup Hot Chocolate! Hot chocolate is the perfect way to spend your winter days and with that idea in mind, Choko la, the premium couverture chocolate brand has come up with “Cup of Warmth”– a hot chocolate festival for all the chocolate lovers. The festival also offers a sumptuous menu of savouries to compliment the flavourful varieties of the Hot Chocolate. Engulf yourself in the luxury and warmth of rich, creamy chocolate and chase away the winter blues with six exoctic variants from Choko la’s signature Chocolate Drinks : Also Read – Add new books to your shelfClassic Dark Hot ChocolateCoffee Hot ChocolateCinnamon Hot ChocolateHazelnut Hot ChocolateClassic Milk Hot ChocolateWhite Vanilla Hot ChocolateThese indulging drinks can be paired with options from the café menu such as, Egg Benedict, pancake with whipped cream/maple syrup, bruschetta, wraps, sandwiches, vegetable pesto and Mediterranean flat breads, croissants, cakes and pastries. You can grab your cup of delicious warmth from January  18  till January 29 at their Cyber Hubcafé in Gurgaon.last_img read more