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first_img (1) BERRANCA/POLLY B (2) SONADOR EXPRESSS /IDON’TKNOW (3) AGAKHAN/PIZARRO (4) LEGAL ARENA /TWILIGHT CITIZEN (5) RAISING THE BAR /GOLD MEMBER (6) RUNAWAY GIRL/KING D Both Super-6s start anew on tomorrow’s Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, the first of these commencing in the first race over 1300 metres, where the recent winner, BERRANCA, and POLLY B should have a battle royal for top honours in a field of eight. POLLY B, who has been knocking a the door in recent weeks, boasts superior speed and will, no doubt, set off in front with ZUGULU and RALLY BABY in hot pursuit. But the Anthony Nunes-trained filly BERRANCA won’t be far away and, coming off a recent fast-time win with top apprentice Linton Steadman again in the saddle, should catch and beat POLLY B from the convenient mark of 51.0kg. The second race over 1600 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up looks tailored for the lightly raced SANADOR EXPRESS, with the improving 4.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell aboard. Trained by Clifford Atkinson Jr, the 4-y-o filly by Camadon out of Fireontheocean caught the eye on her debut last Saturday, finishing two lengths third (staying on) to PRINCESS STATISTIC over 1200 metres, despite being slowly into stride. Now better for the experience and a mile more suitable, SONADOR EXPRESS should win from MR TOPPER TOP MAN and IDON’TKNOW in a field of 10. AGAKHAN, with smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey in the saddle, should be rewarded for his consistency in the third race for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers over 1100 metres. The trip is ideal in a small field of seven. PIZARRO and the speedy GAGA LADY are twin dangers. The improving LEGAL ARENA won by all of 10 lengths in maiden company last Saturday and is tipped to repeat in the fourth race over 1300 metres for non-winners of two. Champion jockey Shane Ellis has retained the ride aboard LEGAL ARENA, who should lead home stable-companions TRADITIONAL STORM and TWILIGHT CITIZEN. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the fleet-footed RAISING THE BAR (Halledeen up) and RUNAWAY GIRL under title chasing jockey Omar Walker. Their respective dangers are GOLD MEMBER in the fifth over the straight and KING D in the sixth. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

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Greek Cup Suspension Appealed

first_imgATHENS — The Greek soccer federation says it has appealed to the country’s highest administrative court against a government decision to suspend the Greek Cup competition following fan violence at a semifinal match.The federation says it has asked the court to expedite the case.Last week, the sports ministry took the highly unusual step of scrapping the other semifinal and the April 23 final after violence in the northern city of Thessaloniki.The referee stopped the game between local club PAOK and Olympiacos in the 90th minute after home fans threw flares onto the field and clashed with riot police as Olympiacos was leading 2-1.The federation says the government decision is unfounded and interferes with the independence of sports federations.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Cartoon Network Recruits One Million People To Speak Up Against Bullying

first_imgCartoon Network, through its award-winning Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, issued a national call-to-action to recruit one million people to speak up against bullying as a kick-off to National Bullying Prevention Month.As of this week, the network is proud to report that more than 1.1 Million kids, parents, educators and others to date accepted the challenge and “spoke up” against bullying.Select videos uploaded to www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com became part of new campaign spots appearing on Cartoon Network, its digital platforms and Boomerang throughout October. Participants were also encouraged to share their videos on their own social media platforms using #ISpeakUp to help spread the word.To see a sampling of the videos received from kids who wanted their voices to be heard in the fight against bullying, click here.Notable government officials and celebrities who also contributed video messages to the national campaign include U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Attorney Eric Holder and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, plus actors Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Ken Marino (Marry Me), Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black), Kris Jenner (Keeping Up With the Kardashians), Howie Mandel (Deal With It), Scooter Braun (School Boy Records), Jason Beghe (Chicago P.D.), Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), Anderson Cooper (Anderson Cooper 360), Sam Champion (Weather Channel), Grant Hill (NBA TV’s Inside Stuff), Reggie Miller (NBA on TNT), Rick Fox (NBA GameTime), Skylar Astin & John C. McGinley (Ground Floor), Henry Winkler (Childrens Hospital), Wilson Cruz (Red Band Society), Michael Carbonaro (The Carbonaro Effect), Michaela Pereira (CNN New Day) and Robin Meade (HLN Morning Express).“For kids who’ve been bullied or know someone who has been bullied, knowing that more than a million people went out of their way to speak up for them is going to leave them with a great feeling,” said Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network vice president of social responsibility.Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an award-winning, multi-platform pro-social campaign, created with experts in the field to raise awareness, build partnerships and empower young people to speak up against bullying safely and effectively. Campaign resources include video, print and online content — including an award-winning documentary introduced by President Barack Obama — available at StopBullyingSpeakUp.com, available at no charge to schools, community groups and parents to motivate bullying prevention activities or discussions.Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is regularly the #1 U.S. television network in prime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 97 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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BELL MEDIA TAKES HOME 16 CANADIAN ONLINE PUBLISHING AWARDS

first_img Twitter TORONTO – With 16 awards, Bell Media was the clear leader at the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Toronto, winning more awards than any other outlet. The COPAs recognize outstanding achievement in Canada’s digital media landscape and include some of the best industry minds in advertising, art direction, broadcast, digital, newspapers, magazines, and web design on the judging panel.Bell Media took home 16 awards out of 20 nominations, including the most prestigious award of the evening, Best Digital Publication in the Media category for RDS. RDS.ca won eight awards in total including six gold and two silver, while VRAK had two gold and one silver, CTV News had two gold, Canal Vie had one gold, and Look du Jour and Fraichement Presse had one silver each.Below is the complete list of the 2018 COPAs won by Bell Media. Best Sports Feature – MediaSILVERRDSBest Use of Social MediaGOLDRDS CTV News (2)Best News Coverage – MediaGOLDCTV News Calgary VRAK (3)Best Service Article or Series – ConsumerGOLDVRAK Best News Coverage – MediaSILVERRDS Fraîchement Pressé (1)Best Publication – ConsumerSILVERFraîchement Pressé Best Blog Column/Video – MediaGOLDRDS CANAL VIE (1)Best Use of Social Media – ConsumerGOLDCanal Vie Best Podcast – MediaGOLDRDS Advertisement Best Interactive/Infographic Story – MediaGOLD:CTV News RDS (8)Best Publication – MediaGOLDRDS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Look du jour (1)Best Use of Social Media – ConsumerSILVERLook du jour Best Sports Feature – MediaGOLDRDS Advertisement Best Branded Content – ConsumerGOLDVRAK.About Bell MediaBell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital media, and more. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services. Bell Media is Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in five provinces. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; video streaming services including Crave, TSN Direct, and RDS Direct; and multi-channel network Much Studios. The company produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios; is a partner in Just for Laughs, the live comedy event and TV producer; and owns Dome Productions Inc., one of North America’s leading production facilities providers. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Learn more at www.BellMedia.ca. Login/Register With: Best Video Content – MediaGOLDRDS Advertisement Facebook Best Lifestyle Article or Series – ConsumerSILVERVRAKlast_img read more

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CONTROVERSIAL ANTIABORTION FILM UNPLANNED TO HIT MORE THAN 24 CANADIAN THEATRES

first_imgAdvertisement Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman co-directed and co-wrote the drama, which is based on a memoir of the same name by anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson.“Some groups are saying that they’ll protest, and there’s a lot of people that will support,” said BJ McKelvie, a pastor and president of the film’s Fredericton-based Canadian distributor, Cinedicom.“We have one company that’s come under intense scrutiny, so he’s going to have security there. It’s The Movie Mill in Lethbridge, Alta. It’s been unfortunate that he’s had a lot of threats, a lot of emails.”The film has already drawn impassioned reactions from groups on both sides of the issue in the U.S., where it had an R-rating from the MPAA due to some graphic scenes.Top film critics on movie review aggregation websites Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes have panned it, with many calling it propaganda. But audience scores are much higher and some theatres were packed as faith-based and anti-abortion groups in the U.S. held group screenings.In Canada, the rating varies from province to province. In Alberta, for instance, it’s received a 14A classification with a “disturbing content” warning, according to the Cineplex website, while in B.C. the film has a PG rating with “sexual language, medical trauma” caution.“Everybody has their right to choose to go see the movie and they have a right to choose not to,” McKelvie said in a recent phone interview.But the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada calls it “a dangerous piece of anti-abortion propaganda” containing “vicious falsehoods.”“It preaches an absolutist and extreme case against abortion that has nothing to do with reality,” the ARCC said in a statement.“Because of the film’s demonization of abortion providers, ARCC fears the movie could incite fanatics to commit acts of harassment or violence against clinics or doctors.”The ARCC added the film also depicts Planned Parenthood and its leaders as “demonic, cold-hearted monsters, their only goal to maximize profits by selling as many abortions as possible.”“In reality, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is non-profit and offers a wide range of basic and mostly free health care services for low-income people, with abortion making up just 3.4 per cent of its services,” said the statement.“Like other U.S. abortion providers, Planned Parenthood clinics have no choice but to charge for abortion care because anti-choice laws prohibit government funding for abortion.” ARCC executive director Joyce Arthur also noted the film’s attempt to challenge abortion rights is “a non-starter in Canada, where women and transgender people have a Charter right to abortion based on their rights to bodily autonomy and equality.”McKelvie acknowledged he has a personal interest in seeing the film in theatres here.“It does certainly align with my values,” he said.He said he felt compelled to reach out to the “Unplanned” American producers to distribute the film in Canada after being “annoyed” by “misinformation” online that the drama had been banned here.“I was walking down the hall grumbling and I heard the Lord say to me, ‘Well why don’t you distribute it?’ and that was rather different,” McKelvie recalled.The film will hit select Cineplex and Landmark Theatres as well as some independent cinemas in Canada.Landmark said it has not heard of any planned protests at its theatres and it has not taken any steps to increase security. Cineplex said it is aware of concerns surrounding the film and is monitoring closely.“We have been showing movies for over 100 years and controversial films on the big screen are not new to us — that said, we of course understand and can appreciate the concerns some have expressed about this film,” Sarah Van Lange, executive director of communications for Cineplex Entertainment, said in a statement.“We have a long legacy of not censoring content and our role as a film exhibitor is to provide our guests with movie choices.”McKelvie’s company, which was founded 61 years ago by his late father, is typically a film booker and broker. “Unplanned” marks its first time as a film distributor.Cinedicom and American production company Soli Deo Gloria Releasing are collaborating to front the money for distribution in Canada.McKelvie said a few theatres here have refused to screen it.“I think some in smaller towns are a little nervous about what the pushback would be,” McKelvie said.“This is a hot topic, it’s a hot film, and I have received probably hundreds of letters of support. But I’ve also received letters of protest and phone calls. I’ve listened to both sides but I’m just a distributor.”THE CANADIAN PRESS Actor Ashley Bratcher (right) is shown in a scene from the film Unplanned. A controversial American anti-abortion film is set to hit Canadian theatres soon, with the distributor bracing for possible protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Soli Deo Gloria Releasing MANDATORY CREDIT Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TORONTO — A controversial American anti-abortion film is set to hit Canadian theatres soon, with the distributor bracing for possible protests.More than 24 cinemas across the country are due to screen “Unplanned” for a week starting July 12, after stirring up intense debate during its U.S. release from Christian production studio Pure Flix.Ashley Bratcher stars as a Planned Parenthood clinic director in Texas who becomes an anti-abortion speaker after “the day she saw something that changed everything,” says a description on the film’s website. Twitterlast_img read more

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