Rabat – Moroccan candidate Yasser Halfaoui, has been elected Vice-President of the 4th Commission in charge of decolonization by the General Assembly of the United Nations, 30 votes ahead of his Algerian counterpart. A Frank victory against the maneuvers of Algeria.With the election of Halfaoui, Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, Morocco scored its second diplomatic achievement in one day at the United Nations after the kingdom was elected unanimously as Vice-President of the United Nations’ General Assembly, set to take effect between September 2017 and September 2018.Halfaoui received 88 votes, 33 votes more than the Algerian candidate, demonstrating the leading role that Morocco plays at the UN as well as its seriousness and proactivity. The last election of Morocco to the office of the commission dates back to 1970.Halfaoui’s election also spotlights Morocco’s efforts as a coordinator for the Non-Aligned Movement and the Preservation of Peace and for the peace and security that falls within the purview of this Commission.Moreover, this election represents a victory for Moroccan diplomacy against the maneuvers of Algeria, which has used up all its means to prevent Morocco from attaining this position.In reaction to Morocco’s candidacy, Algeria hastened to present its own candidate, although it was a member of the Bureau of the 4th Commission in 2006.Not only did Algeria refuse to comply with the criteria of the African group, which were in favor of the Moroccan candidacy, but it also prevented a meeting of the African Nominations Committee to avoid its verdict. This was clearly unfavorable to Algeria.By presenting its candidacy, Algeria sought to control the 4th Commission in order to implement its agenda on the issue of the Sahara, with the complicity of the President of the Commission, Ambassador of Venezuela to the United Nations.The Venezuelan Ambassador, Raphael Ramirez, is known for his hostility towards Morocco.The Moroccan officials at the UN remained vigilant and reacted quickly to the maneuvers and imposed its presence in the office, alongside Venezuela. read more

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TORONTO – The Toronto stock market charged ahead for a second day Friday, racking up a strong tripled-digit advance as traders bought up stocks badly beaten down over the course of a string of market jolts and amid speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might extend a key stimulus program.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 174.71 points to 14,227.68, leaving the TSX little changed since last Friday after six weeks of punishing losses that, at its worst at mid-week, saw the Toronto market down 12% from the recent highs of early September.“You often see these reactionary bounces back up,” said Chris King, a portfolio manager at Morgan Meighen and Associates.It’s too soon to call an end to the pullbacks seen on the TSX and New York markets — something King said was necessary.“Equity markets valuations were becoming a bit stretched for core earnings. And core earnings I think are still intact but you don’t want equity markets to be too far away from them on a valuation basis and I think this is all good,” he said. “We’re very happy to see this correction finally happen.”The Canadian dollar shed 0.22 of a cent to 88.68 cents US amid data showing Canada’s cost of living was up 0.2% in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after increasing 0.1% in August.U.S. indexes also registered solid gains as traders reacted to comments by St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard that the Fed should consider delaying the end of its massive bond purchase program, given declining inflation expectations.The quantitative easing program is set to finish at the end of this month and has been one of the reasons for the recent volatility on markets that has slashed the value of stocks across the board. The program has been credited with keeping long-term rates low and fuelling a strong rally on stock markets over the last few years.Positive earnings news from General Electric and Morgan Stanley and rising consumer confidence also helped push the Dow Jones industrials up 263.17 points to 16,380.41. The Nasdaq ran ahead 41.05 points to 4,258.44 and the S&P 500 index advanced 24 points to 1,886.76 as the University of Michigan’s consumer confidence index for October came in at 86.4, beating expectations for a read of 84.TSX surges 183 points as bargain hunters move in after string of lossesDavid Rosenberg: Take a deep breath and remember the most important thing for building wealthAre stock markets in a correction or a fundamental downturn?U.S. markets have so far avoided formally falling into correction, defined as a drop of 10% from recent highs, but that could change. Losses this week left the Dow down 5% since Sept. 19 while the S&P 500 has fallen 6.5%. Both indexes had been at or close to record levels and a correction had been widely expected since there hadn’t been a retracement in three years.Beyond the end of QE, traders have also been unnerved over a recent run of data pointing to economic weakness practically everywhere except the United States.The TSX is still down about 9% from its September highs.Most TSX sectors were positive Friday as traders moved into areas that have been hard hit as the market moved into correction territory this week.Financials were a major gainer, up 2%.The energy sector was up 1.3% Friday on top of a 3% rise Thursday as oil prices in New York inched up five cents to US$82.75 a barrel.The component is still down about 16% for the last month as oil prices fell from the US$95 a barrel level to bounce off the $80 mark on Thursday.Rising rail stocks helped push the industrials sector ahead 2%.December copper was up two cents at US$3 a pound and the base metals sector gained 2%.The gold sector was the weak link, down about 3% as December bullion faded $2.20 to US$1,239 an ounce.For the week, the TSX was flat while the Dow industrials shed 164 points or 1%. read more

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The Ministry of Disaster Management has formally requested support from WFP to assist with the drought emergency response. WFP is planning to support through: Emergency assistance for 25,000 severely affected people by providing cash-based food assistance in the four most severely drought impacted districts; asset creation for resilience to help affected communities by increasing existing projects on water harvesting, improvement of irrigation and watershed management; and technical support to government relief programmes through an integrated drought monitoring system that fuses remote monitoring using satellite precipitation data with real time field level data collected. The government of Sri Lanka, with technical support from WFP and the participation of UNICEF, FAO and Save the Children, released the report, Joint Assessment of Drought Impact on Food Security and Livelihood. The report is based on a survey to assess the impact of the drought on people in the ten districts most affected by the drought. The main harvest (Maha) in March 2017 declined by more than half and the secondary harvest (Yala) in September will also be significantly impacted, bringing hardship and suffering, and increasing indebtedness for poor families, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a country brief on Sri Lanka.Almost 900,000 people in hard-hit areas of Sri Lanka are faced with serious food insecurity and malnutrition due to the country’s worst drought in 40 years. WFP has obtained initial funding for an IR-EMOP. Funding support was also received from the Japanese Association for WFP to initiative the emergency response. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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first_imgKhloe, Kim and Kate, behinds that have moved us these past few days. WELL THIS CAN only end badly. Kate Middleton caught with her skirt up, again.German tabloid Bild published some snaps of the windy incident and are completely going for it, even comparing the royal behind to that of Kim Kardashian.The photograph was taken of the Duke and Duchess before boarding a chopper to Sydney after a tour of the Australian Blue Mountains during their recent visit to Australia. No doubt one will be extremely upset.It comes after topless sunbathing photos that were published in a French magazine caused a ruckus in 2012, with the royal family eventually suing the magazine.The Palace slated the publication of the photos a ‘grotesque invasion of privacy’.Some messers on Twitter have been fooling international media with fake Kimye sightings>Three Irish lads Riverdance their way around the world>center_img The tabloid ran the image alongside photos of the Kardashian reality stars, with the captionlast_img read more

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first_imgPas d’astéroïde apocalyptique pour les Amérindiens de la Préhistoire ?Publiant ses travaux dans la revue Geophysical Monograph Series, une équipe internationale rejette l’hypothèse – récurrente – selon laquelle une catastrophe d’ordre cosmique serait à l’origine de la disparition non élucidée de la civilisation préhistorique nord-américaine dite ‘de Clovis’, il y a environ 12.000 ans.  La culture Clovis est une paléo-indienne qui doit son nom à la ville de Clovis, au Nouveau-Mexique, où les premiers vestiges (des outils de pierre) en ont été trouvés. Elle est apparue vers -13 000 ans pour, semble-t-il, disparaître vers -12 ou -11.000 ans. Aujourd’hui, c’est l’une des plus anciennes cultures connues du continent nord-américain – et des plus étudiées par les archéologues locaux.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Toutefois, les causes de la disparition de cette population restent floues bien qu’ils existent plusieurs hypothèses, dont une vient tout juste d’être démentie. Des chercheurs de la Royal Holloway University de Londres, des Sandia National Laboratories (principaux laboratoires nationaux du département de l’Énergie aux États-Unis) et de 13 autres universités européennes et américaines, ont en effet réfuté la théorie selon laquelle ce serait un grand impact ou une explosion d’origine spatiale, responsable d’un brutal changement climatique, qui aurait mis fin à la culture Clovis.Les auteurs de la nouvelle étude affirment qu’aucun cratère d’impact de taille appropriée, aucun matériau ou autre élément caractéristique d’un cataclysme, dans les sédiments, n’a été mis en évidence pour la période concernée. Ils ont également estimé que les échantillons présentés à l’appui de la thèse d’un impact étaient contaminés par des matériaux modernes, et qu’aucun modèle physique ne pouvait la soutenir.”Cette hypothèse a atteint le statut de ‘zombie’ : chaque fois que nous sommes en mesure d’en montrer les défauts et que nous pensons qu’elle est ‘morte’, elle réapparaît avec de nouveaux arguments, tout aussi insatisfaisants. Espérons que les nouvelles versions de cette théorie seront donc plus soigneusement examinées avant leur publication”, conclut le Pr Andrew Scott, du Département des sciences de la Terre à la Royal Holloway. Le 3 février 2013 à 11:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img Scientists May Soon Solve Century-Old Mystery of Green IcebergsGiant Iceberg Twice the Size of NYC About to Break Off Antarctic Ice Shelf Stay on target More than two dozen researchers are on their way to Antarctica to collect clues from ancient icebergs.The greatest mass of freshwater on Earth, if the 5.4 million-square-mile Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt, it would raise global sea levels some 220 feet.That’s enough to flood California’s Central Valley, completely drown Montreal, and turn Portland, Ore., into a peninsula.In an effort to avoid such an unfortunate fate, scientists are studying the past for answers to our future.Carrying a massive team of scientists, the drillship JOIDES Resolution left Chile on March 20, headed for the Southern Hemisphere.There, Expedition 382: Iceberg Alley and Subantarctic Ice and Ocean Dynamics of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) will drill cores of sediment from a remote section of the seafloor.The drillship JOIDES Resolution in port as it prepares for an expedition (via William Crawford/IODP)“This expedition will improve our understanding of the history of Antarctic ice sheets and their surrounding oceans over the past 10 million years,” Jamie Allan, of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, said in a statement. “It will also increase our knowledge of how icebergs formed and moved during that time.”One of Mother Nature’s most stunning creations, glaciers form where snow and sediment build up and turn to dense bodies of ice, which slowly deform and flow out to sea.As the ice reaches the ocean, pieces break off to form icebergs, many of which float counterclockwise around Antarctica until they reach the continent’s peninsula.In an area of the Scotia Sea, between Chile and Antarctica, called “Iceberg Alley,” the ice mountains are pushed northward and begin to melt, dropping debris on the seafloor.Because sediment from different parts of the mainland carries different chemical signatures, scientists can determine from where where—and when—the samples came.An iceberg on a previous Antarctic expedition of the JOIDES Resolution (via Rob Dunbar/IODP)Co-chief scientist Maureen Raymo of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is especially interested in two periods that may be comparable to modern times.The first is the late Pliocene, some 3 million years ago, when sea levels were high, carbon dioxide measured about 400 parts-per-million (similar to today’s levels), and temperatures were close to those expected by the end of the 21st century.The second is a warm snap between periods of glaciation 120,000 years ago, when sea levels surged 15 to 30 feet.“For sea levels to get that high, a lot of ice had to melt. But nobody knows where the ice came from,” according to Raymo. “If we’re going to understand what we may be facing, it’s important to know where that long-ago ice came from, and when.”Scientists plan to drill into sediments as deep as 2.5 miles.More on Geek.com:‘Flat Earthers’ Planning Bizarre Antarctica Trip to Prove Planet’s ShapeScientists May Soon Solve Century-Old Mystery of Green IcebergsAntarctica’s Ice Melting Rate Has Increased by 240 PercentGiant Iceberg Twice the Size of NYC About to Break Off Antarctic Ice Shelflast_img read more

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Milan and Inter gearing up for new stadiumScaroni

first_imgAC Milan and city rivals Inter Milan are thinking of building a new stadium to replace San Siro according to President Paolo Scaroni.Both clubs have met the local council with the aim of creating a new purpose-built arena rather than restructuring the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.“I am representing the owners, who invested a great deal of money, and dealing with important elements like the new Milan stadium,” Scaroni told reporters via Football Italia at this evening’s Christmas party for the youth team.“We are thinking of building a new stadium along with Inter.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The President also commented on the current form under Coach Gennaro Gattuso.“We aren’t going terribly well, but we are fourth and that is the important thing. We need Milan to get back into the Champions League. It’s important to stay in fourth place.”New CEO Ivan Gazidis also spoke at the event, stating they were “working together to do something incredible. We want to bring Milan back to the top.”last_img read more

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Search underway for 2nd man accused of sexual battery in Little Havana

first_imgThe subject depicted down below is believed to be involved in a sexual battery incident and is wanted for questioning. Anyone with information is urged to contact us at 305-579–6111 or if you wish to remain anonymous @CrimeStopper305 . pic.twitter.com/1UH1JFK533— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 10, 2019 MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are asking the public’s help in finding a man responsible for committing sexual battery against a woman in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, just over a week after another woman was targeted blocks away.However, City of Miami Police stressed the two incidents are not related.According to investigators, the subject approached the victim in the area of Southwest 10th Avenue and Second Street, Aug. 2. “I think it’s really important because it just shows that the City of Miami actually really cares that all women are important,” said Beckmann.Police said the man in the July 24 incident stands 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs around 165 pounds and is believed to be about 27 years old.If you have any information on either incident or on either man’s whereabouts, call City of Miami Police’s Special Victims Unit at 305-579–6111. If you would like to remain anonymous, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, those who call Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Detectives said video from a surveillance camera in the area of Little Havana Net captured the man they believe to be responsible for the more recent incident.“It’s believed that he is involved in a case where he sexually assaulted a woman, so our detectives want to speak with him a little more and ask him a little more information,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva, The man in the security footage appears to have a medium build, dark hair and probably facial hair.“[We as asking] community members to take a close look at the surveillance footage,” said Delva. “If you believe you know this subject or his whereabouts, you’re urged to contact our Special Victims Unit.”This is the second case police are working in Little Havana. Back in July 24, officials said, another man knocked on a woman’s apartment in the area of Southwest 13th Avenue and Eighth Street, near Domino Park.“That subject barged in behind her, forced his way inside of her home and that’s where he committed a sexual assault on that victim,” said Delva.Fear has gripped area residents since the attacks. Some said the July 24 incident has taken away their sense of security.“That’s terrifying. I’m scared,” said resident Lily Beckmann.Friday morning, officers went door to door near the apartment building where the victim in the July 24 incident lives to hand out flyers and warn residents to keep an eye out for that subject. last_img read more

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Over 23000 infants die every year

first_imgState minister for health and family welfare ministry Zahid Malek at the Prothom Alo roundtable on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom Alo Almost 47,000 babies or 25 per cent of the total live births in Bangladesh are premature, a Prothom Alo roundtable was told on Tuesday.About 24,000 of them die of ‘direct preterm’ complications.Saying this, Jahangir Alam Sarkar, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), expressed concern over health risk and morbidity caused by premature birth.“About 80 per cent of preterm child deaths can be prevented only by washing hands and preventing infections,” he said.Prothom Alo, in association with UNICEF, organised the roundtable on infant care, ahead of the World Prematurity Day for 17 November (Friday).Worldwide, as many as 15 million babies are born prematurely every year.UNICEF’s Ziaul Matin, in a presentation, said factors that cause preterm birth include adolescent pregnancy, short gap between pregnancies, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), domestic violence, tobacco intakes, and pollution.Discussants at the Prothom Alo roundtable on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom Alo Abdul Mannan, chairman of neonatology department at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, emphasised raising awareness about caring preterm babies.State minister for health and family welfare ministry Zahid Malek said a proposal for recruiting nurses, midwives and physicians to help address the situation has already been sent to the prime minister’s office.Mohammad Sharif of the family planning directorate, Khaleda Islam of the health directorate, and MAK Azad Chowdhury, secretary general of perinatal care association, addressed the roundtable moderated by Abdul Quayum, associate editor of Prothom Alo.last_img read more

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Facebook Cambridge Analytica Execs to Give Further Evidence to British Lawmakers

first_imgThe inquiry became the subject of greater public interest following whistle-blower Christopher Wylie’s revelations in March that 50 million Facebook users’ data was allegedly used by political consultants Cambridge Analytica to target voters during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and to aid the Trump campaign. In a blog post published Wednesday, Schroepfer indicated that Facebook data on even more users – “up to 87 million people,” most of them in the U.S – may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.British-based Cambridge Analytica also has ties to Canadian data company AggregateIQ, which allegedly received money from the Vote Leave campaign ahead of the Brexit referendum.Schroepfer is scheduled to give evidence before the British committee April 26. Before that, the committee will hear from Cambridge Analytica’s former director of program development, Brittany Kaiser, on April 17, and from Nix the following day. Nix previously gave oral evidence before the committee Feb. 27, before Wylie’s revelations, which were first published in the Guardian last month.Parliamentary committee chairman Damian Collins wrote to Facebook last October requesting details of known activity by accounts linked to Russia that related to both the Brexit referendum and the 2017 U.K. general election. Simon Milner, Facebook’s policy director for the U.K., wrote to Collins in January to say that the company was looking into the matter.The committee has already heard evidence from Milner and other Facebook executives. But Zuckerberg has declined three requests to appear, which Collins said was “absolutely astonishing…given these are questions of fundamental importance and concern to his users, as well as this inquiry. I would certainly urge him to think again if he has any care for people that use his company’s services.”Earlier this week, Zuckerberg agreed to appear before a joint hearing of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees next Tuesday and a further hearing of the House energy and commerce committee the following day. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Representatives from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have been called to give further evidence to British lawmakers looking into fake news and misinformation. Facebook’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer (pictured), is the latest executive from the social media giant’s top staff scheduled to appear before members of Parliament, while Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO, Alexander Nix, will return for a second session.Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined requests to appear before Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.The committee is examining the difference between biased but legitimate commentary and propaganda and untruths, and the impact of fake news on public understanding of the world. The panel has focused on the spread of misinformation and alleged Russian interference in key public votes, including the 2016 Brexit referendum.last_img read more

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NewHome Sales Fall in February for Second Straight Month

first_img New-homes sales fell 1.6 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 313,000, the second straight monthly decline, the “”Commerce Department””:http://www.commerce.gov/ and “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD jointly reported Friday. Sales for January were revised downward from 321,000 to 318,000.[IMAGE]The median price of a new home in February jumped to $233,700 from $215,700. The median price in February was the highest since last June when the median price hit $240,200.The median price in February was 6.2 percent higher than February 2011. About 64 percent of new homes sold in February carried prices of $200,000 or more compared with 59 percent in January.[COLUMN_BREAK]Sales in February were up 11.4 percent from February 2011 but down 77.5 percent from the July 2005 peak of 1,389,000. Over the past 18 months, new home sales have averaged just 307,000, remaining within a range of 281,000 to 336,000.The sales declines in January and February came despite a reported increase in buyer traffic according to the monthly survey of the “”National Home Builders Association””:http://www.nahb.org/ (NAHB). The NAHB’s Housing Market Index, considered a measure of builder confidence, was revised downward for February from an originally reported gain and was flat in March.Sales improved on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in the Northeast and West, but plunged in the South and edged down in the Midwest.Unlike the report on existing home sales which is based on completed transactions (closings), new home sales report is based on contracts signed which could be cancelled.According to the Commerce Department, the inventory of homes available for sales was flat at 150,000. The months supply of new homes for sale increased in February to 5.8 from 5.7 in January but down from 7.8 in February 2011.The February sales pace compared with the Commerce report last week that builders completed 421,000 new homes in January, suggesting an increase in inventories and further downward pressure on new home prices. New-Home Sales Fall in February for Second Straight Month Share March 23, 2012 399 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Census Bureau Department of Commerce Home Prices Home Sales Lenders & Servicers Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2012-03-23 Mark Lieberman in Data, Government, Originationlast_img read more

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Zillow Brings on Industry Vet as VP of Strategic Partnerships

first_img Share “”Zillow, Inc.””:http://www.zillow.com/, announced real estate industry vet Chris Cocker is joining the team as the company’s VP of strategic partnerships.[IMAGE]Crocker brings to the position more than 16 years of experience in the real estate industry, having served most recently as regional VP of operations for the Southwestern U.S. region of NRT, LLC. There, he oversaw day-to-day operations and marketing for the NRT corporate-owned [COLUMN_BREAK]Coldwell Banker branches in the Southwestern United States, including more than 100 branches with more than 6,000 real estate agents. In addition, Crocker served on the board of directors and strategic planning and finance committee for the California Association of Realtors. He was also a founding board member for the California statewide multiple listings service (MLS) initiative.In his role at Zillow, Crocker will be responsible for guiding initiatives for the industry and developing strategic partnerships with brokers. He will relocate–along with his family–to the Pacific Northwest to work out of Zillow’s Seattle headquarters.””We are thrilled to have a seasoned real estate veteran with extensive experience in residential real estate join our established industry relations team,”” said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. “”Chris’ industry experience will advance Zillow’s goal of creating strong partnerships with real estate brokerages across the country as well as help improve Zillow’s product development initiatives.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Zillow 2013-01-04 Tory Barringercenter_img January 4, 2013 448 Views New,Zillow Brings on Industry Vet as VP of Strategic Partnershipslast_img read more

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— Adam Schefter AdamSchefter September 10 2014

first_img— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2014 Top Stories Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham left Monday night’s game due to concussion-like symptoms, and Tuesday head coach Bruce Arians said the veteran was going through the league’s concussion protocol.Unfortunately, that may be the last time anyone sees Abraham as an Arizona Cardinal.After suffering another concussion Monday night, Cardinals LB John Abraham has left the team, quite possibly for good, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2014Cardinals LB John Abraham is suffering from memory loss and has been for well over a year, per sources. Could be end of his NFL career. Abraham, 36, suffered the injury in the third quarter of the game. The linebacker had a somewhat tumultuous offseason, and reported to training camp late due to legal issues stemming from a DUI in Georgia. However, he was expected to help anchor a Cardinals defense that lost a considerable amount of talent in the offseason, so him being gone would be a substantial blow to what Arizona is trying to do.However, if Abraham is indeed suffering from memory loss and other concussion-related symptoms, he is certainly right to take time off — and possibly call it a career.Because Abraham has left the team, the Cardinals received a temporary roster exemption which they used to re-sign linebacker Marcus Benard. Benard was released in the final round of roster cuts. The 29-year-old appeared in 12 games for the Cardinals last season, tallying 17 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. A veteran of four NFL seasons, the linebacker has amassed 62 total tackles and 14 sacks. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgBeverly Hills, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine – Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey took his brand across borders to host a British afternoon tea party on July 15th, celebrating the launch of the newest addition to the Burberry family, Burberry Beauty.Burberry Beauty features Burberry Skin, Burberry Glow, Burberry Lips and Burberry Eyes. The collection takes inspiration from the classic Burberry trench coat, capturing its timelessness with functionality and innovation.The event took place in Tom Cruise’s former home, within a Brit-inspired private garden. Among the more than 70 guests were celebrity appearances from May Anderson, Aaron Paul, Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Serena Williams, Rachel Zoe and Jayma Mays.In addition to making its debut in the U.S., Burberry Beauty has launched an ad campaign featuring British models Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Nina Porter and Lily Donaldson. The models were chosen to showcase the tradition of Burberry, to be “completely iconic,” said Bailey. He went on to describe that they chose Rosie, Nina, and Lily because they are “part of the Burberry family—Rosie has this effortless sexiness to her, Nina has an edge and attitude, and Lily is a classic British beauty. When you put them all together, you have a pure Burberry expression.”Burberry Beauty is available at exclusive retailers across Europe, the US, Canada and Asia from July 2010 as well as on www.burberry.com.last_img read more

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Guillermo del Toro winner of the awards for best

first_img Guillermo del Toro, winner of the awards for best director and best picture for “The Shape of Water,” poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 4, 2018 1:59 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 5, 2018 at 1:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local):8:45 p.m.The Cold War fantasy film “The Shape of Water” is the winner of the best picture Academy Award.Director Guillermo del Toro’s film has been considered one of the front-runners for the evening’s top honour. It received a leading 13 nominations for this year’s Oscars, and won four Oscars on Sunday night.It stars Sally Hawkins as a mute janitor who falls in love with an aquatic creature kept captive in a government lab.Del Toro also won for best director. He dedicated the win to young filmmakers around the world.___8:35 p.m.Frances McDormand’s portrayal of a mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has won the best actress Academy Award.It is McDormand’s second Oscar and comes for her blistering turn as a mother who feels authorities haven’t done enough to investigate her daughter’s rape and murder.McDormand won a best supporting actress award for her role as a police officer in “Fargo.” Her win Sunday was not a surprise — she has swept the major awards this year.The actress opened her speech by saying if she fell over during her speech, someone should pick her up because had “some things to say.” She thanked her family, telling them they fill her with everlasting joy.She then set her Oscar on the stage and asked every female Oscar nominee to stand up, generating thunderous applause. McDormand looked joyous as she looked out on the women.___8:20 p.m.Gary Oldman’s transformation into Winston Churchill for “Darkest Hour” has won him the best actor Academy Award.It is Oldman’s first win on only his second nomination, despite his lengthy career of compelling performances. The 59-year-old had been considered the front-runner for the honour, having swept awards season.Oldman underwent hours of makeup to become Churchill for the film, which focuses on a pivotal time in the British leader’s career when he rallied his country to fight the Nazis. Oldman thanked Churchill in his acceptance speech, as well as those who worked with him on “Darkest Hour.”He also thanked his 98-year-old mother, telling her, “thank you for your love and your support. Put the kettle on. I’m bringing Oscar home.”___This item has been corrected to show that Oldman said his mother in 98-year-old, not 99.___8:15 p.m.Guillermo del Toro has won the best director Academy Award for his film “The Shape of Water.”Del Toro started out his speech saying he is an immigrant and referencing other Mexican directors who are also Oscar winners, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro G. Inarritu. The men are close friends.“The Shape of Water” has a leading 13 nominations at Sunday’s Academy Awards. It is up for the night’s top honour, best picture.___8:10 p.m.Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won their second Academy Award for best original song.The husband-and-wife duo picked up the honour Sunday for “Remember Me” from “Coco.” The pair also won best original song for “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”Robert Lopez dedicated the win to his mother who passed away. His wife said she was happy to see their category include a number of female nominees.The Lopez’s song beat out Mary J. Blige’s “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”; Common and Diane Warren’s “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”; Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”; and Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name.”___8 p.m.Composer Alexandre Desplat’s music for “The Shape of Water” has won the Academy Award for best original score.He thanked his mother, who he said turns 90 this year, and “Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro.“The Shape of Water” is the leading nominee at Sunday’s Oscars, and so far has won two Academy Awards. Del Toro is nominated for best director, and the film is also nominated for best picture.___7:50 p.m.It’s been a long time coming, but cinematographer Roger Deakins is finally an Oscar winner.The cinematographer won his first Academy Award Sunday for “Blade Runner 2049.” It is Deakins’ first win after 14 nominations.Deakins wasn’t about to cut his speech short and referenced a running joke of the Oscars that the winner who gave the shortest acceptance speech would win a jet ski. Deakins said he didn’t think he’d have much use for the vehicle, and proceeded to thank his wife and his team on “Blade Runner 2049.”___7:45 p.m.There may not have been a dress code, but the #MeToo movement has been a key talking point at the Oscars, especially in a segment that brought three women onstage who have been instrumental figures in the unfolding Harvey Weinstein story.Actresses Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek came out to introduce a montage that celebrated diversity in cinematic storytelling — including gender and race. First, they each referred to the reckoning that has occurred since the Weinstein story broke last October, launching the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.Judd, whose accusations appeared in the first New York Times article about Weinstein, spoke about “new voices, different voices, OUR voices.” She then shouted, “”Time’s Up!”The #MeToo movement was also a key subject in Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue, and on the red carpet, with women like #MeToo founder Tarana Burke addressing the next steps that the movement needs to take.— Jocelyn Noveck___7:40 p.m.“Get Out” has won the Academy Award for best original screenplay, giving writer-director Jordan Peele a historic win.Peele is the first African-American writer to win in the category.His win was greeted by thunderous applause in the Dolby Theatre, which Peele tried to quiet. He said in his acceptance speech that he stopped writing his horror sensation “about 20 times because I thought it was impossible.”But Peele says he kept writing because he knew if it got made, he knew “people would hear it and see it.”Peele is also nominated for best director and “Get Out” is competing in the best picture category.___7:30 p.m.“Call Me By Your Name” has won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, making screenwriter James Ivory the oldest Oscar winner ever.Ivory is 89 years old and was half of the famed independent filmmaking duo along with the Ismail Merchant, who died in 2015.Ivory had wanted to co-direct “Call Me By Your Name,” but ran into trouble with investors. He has said he has no plans to retire, and is working on a new screenplay.“Call Me By Your Name” is an adaptation of a 2007 novel by Andre Aciman. Ivory thanked Aciman first during his acceptance speech, saying it’s his policy to always thank the person whose work he adapted first.He also thanked Merchant and their collaborator, the late writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.___7:25 p.m.Allison Janney has emerged with not just an Oscar but a theatre full of fans for both her award-winning role in “I, Tonya” and her charming acceptance speech.After capturing the Oscar for best supporting actress, Janney returned to the theatre where she was immediately swamped during the next commercial break by people wanting to take selfies with her.During her speech Janney credited not only her co-stars and others who worked on the film but even the scene-stealing bird that appeared in the dark comedy about the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan skating rivalry that resulted in an attack on Kerrigan just before the 1994 Olympics.— Andrew Dalton (@andyjamesdalton) from inside the Dolby Theatre___7:15 p.m.If they were giving out Oscars for the most popular arrival in the Oscar backstage press room, the hands-down winner would be Kobe Bryant.The former Los Angeles Lakers star arrived in the press room to a near standing ovation and was swamped with the most questions of the evening so far. Bryant won for the animated short film he wrote, “Dear Basketball.”Bryant told reporters, “I feel better than winning a championship, to be honest with you. I swear I do.”When he told people he wanted to write and tell stories after retiring from basketball, Bryant said he the reaction was, “That’s cute, you’ll be depressed when your career’s over. To be here now and have this sense of validation, this is crazy man.”— John Rogers in the Oscars interview room___6:40 p.m.“Coco” is the winner of the best animated feature Academy Award.The Disney and Pixar collaboration tells the story of a Mexican boy who dreams of being a musician despite his family’s wishes.“Coco” has drawn widespread praise for the culturally authentic way it presents Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” culture.Its signature song, “Remember Me,” is also nominated in the best original song category.The best animated short Oscar was awarded to “Dear Basketball,” making former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant an Oscar winner.___6:30 p.m.Allison Janney has won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “I, Tonya.”Janney won for her caustic portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother, LaVona Harding in the film about the figure skater’s life.It is Janney’s first Oscar win. She has won seven Emmys for her roles on the NBC drama “The West Wing” and the CBS comedy “Mom.”The actress started her acceptance speech by joking, “I did it all by myself.” She quickly changed course, saying, “Nothing could be further from the truth.”___6:25 p.m.Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman” has been named the winner of the best foreign language film Academy Award.The film from director Sebastian Lelio stars transgender actress Daniela Vega as a woman who faces acrimony and scrutiny after the death of her lover. Lelio called Vega the inspiration for the film.___6:10 p.m.Working in a comedy bit from one of the signature moments of the Oscar-nominated film “Get Out,” Jimmy Kimmel has told this year’s winners that if they rambled in their acceptance speeches they wouldn’t be played offstage by music.Instead, Kimmel had actor Lakeith Stanfield race on stage and scream, “Get out,” just as he did in the movie.Only Stanfield didn’t get out when the bit was over — at least not initially.Instead, he remained on centre stage, dressed in his “Get Out” get-up, long after the bit was over and the television cameras had cut away from him.Finally a crew member came out and ushered him off stage.— Andrew Dalton (@andyjamesdalton) from inside the Dolby Theatre___5:40 p.m.“Icarus” has won the best documentary feature Academy Award.The film tells the story of a doping program used by Russian athletes through accounts from the man who says he oversaw it.Director Bryan Fogel said in his acceptance speech that he hopes the film is a wake-up call about the dangers of Russia.___5:30 p.m.Ryan Seacrest typically gets the most sought-after interviews on the red carpet, but on Oscars night he had a lot of idle time.Some of the key nominees and stars did not stop for interviews with the host of E!’s Oscars red carpet show. Timothee Chalamet, Margot Robbie and others walked past him, as did Oscar winner Viola Davis. Octavia Spencer told him he looked handsome but did not do an interview. Director Dee Rees seemed to wave no when someone asked if she wanted to stop.Several stars, including Mary J. Blige, Allison Janney and Whoopi Goldberg did stop to speak to Seacrest.There was speculation that stars would avoid Seacrest because of sexual harassment allegations levied against him by a former employee. E! Said it investigated the claims and found insufficient evidence of the woman’s claims.___5:15 p.m.Sam Rockwell’s portrayal of a racist sheriff’s deputy in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has won the best supporting actor Oscar.Rockwell had been considered the favourite to win the award, after picking up the same honour at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month and other honours.His character has been the focus of backlash against “Three Billboards” by some who see its portrayal of racism as simplistic.Rockwell’s acceptance speech focused on his love of movies, which he says his father helped foster by pulling him out of school when he was a young boy to go see a film.___5:05 p.m.Jimmy Kimmel has opened the 90th annual Academy Award by telling winners to pause a beat before coming up to the stage.Kimmel’s joke was a reference to last year’s best picture fiasco. He also poked fun at accounting firm PwC, which caused the error last year. Kimmel says he turned down a skit on the accountants last year and the mistaken reading of “La La Land” was a result of the accountants trying to do comedy.The late-night host also referenced the sexual harassment scandal that has roiled Hollywood, mentioning disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein by name and saying he deserved to be expelled from the academy most of all. He also joked the Oscar statuette is the ideal embodiment of the moment — because it lacked a penis.Kimmel joked about the statue, “He is literally a statute of limitations.’”He also gave a shout-out to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, saying the audience could expect to hear more about them later in the show.The show opened with a black-and-white newsreel-style montage showing footage from Sunday, poking fun at some of the nominees including Gary Oldman, last year’s best actress winner Emma Stone and others.___4:55 p.m.And the Oscar goes to …The tuxedoed show workers who worked tirelessly for hours to make sure everyone got into place properly at the Oscar show and on time with as few hitches as possible.With just a few minutes until show time, and their work mostly done, some three dozen tuxedoed show workers waited in line for a chance to snap cellphone photos of themselves holding an Oscar statuette.Everyone who posed had to don a pair of white gloves first.With just a few minutes before the show started, host Jimmy Kimmel and his team emerged from his dressing room chanting, “Let’s get it right this time! Best show ever! Best show ever!!”— Sandy Cohen (@YouKnowSandy) from backstage at the Dolby Theatre___4:45 p.m.Rita Moreno says it was time for her gown from the 1962 Oscars to make a comeback, so she decided to wear it for Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.The 86-year-old actress told the story behind the gown she wore 56 years ago and how she never expected to win best supporting actress for her role in “West Side Story.”Moreno recounted how she came to the 1962 Oscars “never dreaming I would win” because she was up against Judy Garland.The Puerto Rican actress and singer flew in from the Philippines where she was “making a really crappy World War II movie, playing yet another native girl” and had a dress maker in Manila make the gown.She remembers the dressmaker’s name: Jose Moreno. No relation.Moreno says she hopes he was watching and “gets to see this extraordinary dress again.”She told The Associated Press the dress has been hanging in her closet ever since, and needed a bit of adjusting in the back in order to wear on Sunday.— Marcela Isaza (misaza) and Jocelyn Gecker (@jgecker)___4:20 p.m.Best supporting actress Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige says Ryan Seacrest is “fighting for his life right now.”Speaking Sunday on the red carpet for the Academy Awards, Blige says that she loves Seacrest and that she doesn’t know the whole truth of what happened. The E! host has been accused of sexual misconduct by his former personal stylist. He’s denied the allegations.Blige was one of several stars, including Diane Warren and Allison Janney, who spoke to Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet.The Grammy winner says she’s a supporter of the #MeToo movement and stressed how important it is for women to be liberated and set free by telling the truth.Blige is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the period drama “Mudbound.”— Nicole Evatt (@NicoleEvatt) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr)___4:05 p.m.Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu is excited to see his countryman and friend Guillermo del Toro make a big statement today.Inarritu says he hopes del Toro’s film “The Shape of Water” wins best picture because he says it’s his most beautiful film and it’s “very relevant politically.”“The Shape of Water” is up for a leading 13 Academy Awards Sunday, including best director and acting nominations for stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins.Inarritu was sporting a pin on his lapel Sunday to support immigrants. He also says wants productions to become more open in the future to having Latin American actors and actresses have bigger roles.Inarritu has won Oscars for “The Revenant” and “Birdman” and last year was honoured with a special achievement award for his virtual reality film “Carne y Arena.”— Nicole Evatt (@NicoleEvatt) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr)___3:50 p.m.Oscar nominees Richard Jenkins and Sam Rockwell are sharing in a little bromance on the Oscars red carpet.When the best supporting actor nominees crossed paths on the carpet Sunday they didn’t look at each other as wary rivals, instead engaging a warm bear hug of an embrace.The 70-year-old Jenkins is nominated for his role as the reclusive neighbour who kindly lends his assistance to a sea creature being held by the government in “The Shape of Water.”Rockwell is also a supporting actor nominee for his role as the racist small-town sheriff’s deputy who, following a fiery epiphany, attempts to help Frances McDormand find her daughter’s killer in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”This is Rockwell’s first Oscar nomination. Jenkins received a supporting actor nomination in 2009 for “The Visitor.”— Sandy Cohen (@YouKnowSandy) and John C. Rogers___3:40 p.m.There may not be a blackout dress code like there was at the Golden Globes, but Time’s Up has remained a hot topic on the Oscars red carpet.A few men flaunted their Time’s Up pins again, like “The Greatest Showman” songwriter Justin Paul, Bradley Whitford and best supporting actor nominees Richard Jenkins and Sam Rockwell. “Get Out” actor Lil Rel Howery says his pin is on his jean jacket, which he wears out more often than his Oscars tux.Eva Marie Saint, who is presenting Sunday night, says she thinks the movement will be good for men and women. Whitford says it’s time to focus on non-Hollywood Time’s Up situations too.Tarana Burke, the creator of the viral #MeToo movement, walked the carpet Sunday with her sister. Burke says that it is still a joyous occasion and that they’re at the Oscars to celebrate how much the movement has grown in less than six months.Burke says they did the “dress code thing” and now they’re doing the work.— Nicole Evatt (@NicoleEvatt) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr)___3:15 p.m.World skiing champion Lindsey Vonn says her heart was racing faster on the Oscars red carpet than it did at the Olympics.Vonn was one of the early arrivals Sunday for the 90th Academy Awards and says being there creates anxiety on a totally different level than racing down a ski slope.The Olympic gold medallist and World Cup champion says she’s excited to be around so many strong and powerful women who are presenting awards at Sunday’s Oscars and plans to just soak in the evening’s atmosphere.Vonn says she also hopes the Time’s Up movement can change world culture for both entertainment and sports figures.— Nicole Evatt (@NicoleEvatt) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr)___3:05 p.m.Oscar nominee Diane Warren says she did not hesitate to stop to do an interview with E! host Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.Seacrest is facing allegations of sexual misconduct and there have been questions around whether Time’s Up supporters will stop to talk to him on the carpet in spite of that. Seacrest has denied wrongdoing, and E! says it conducted an investigation and did find any issues with the host’s conduct.Warren says she knows Seacrest and has for a long time. She also says she’s a big supporter of the Time’s Up movement. Allison Janney, considered the front-runner for the best supporting actress Oscar, was among those who also spoke to Seacrest on Sunday.Warren is nominated for best original song for “Stand Up for Something” from the film “Marshall.”Warren has been nominated for nine Oscars, and her previous nomination was for the song “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground,” a 2015 documentary about campus rape.— Nicole Evatt (@NicoleEvatt) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr)___2:55 p.m.“Strong Island” director Yance Ford says that it has been an incredible experience being the first openly transgender nominee.Ford’s says Sunday that his presence on the Oscars red carpet speaks for itself and that he plans to enjoy himself no matter what the outcome when the envelope is opened later in the evening.The film is a harrowing portrait of how Ford’s family was affected following the death of his brother in 1992 in Long Island. A white grand jury did not indict the white man who shot him.“Strong Island” is competing for best documentary against “Last Men in Aleppo,” ”Icarus,” ”Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” and “Faces Places.”— Nicole Evatt (@NicoleEvatt) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr)___2:45 p.m.With a little more than two hours to go until Oscar showtime, a sense of calm before the storm has set in backstage at the 90th annual Academy Awards.Several show workers appear to be enjoying the respite, sitting backstage quietly chatting while one worker diligently wipes away smudges in preparation of celebrities’ imminent arrival on the red carpet.There is no mention of the stunning envelope fiasco that closed last year’s show.— Sandy Cohen (@YouKnowSandy)___2:35 p.m.“Last Men in Aleppo” director Firas Fayyad says that art is more powerful than the voices of Vladimir Putin or Donald Trump.Fayyad’s documentary about a group of first responders in the White Helmets and the Syrian civil war is nominated for best documentary at the 90th Academy Awards Sunday. The film is up against “Faces Places,” ”Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” ”Icarus” and “Strong Island.”Fayyed said Sunday on the Oscars red carpet said that he is honoured to be there and that it’s an important space to share this story. He said it was one of the most powerful platforms in the world. He has been openly critical of Russia and Putin while promoting the film.The filmmakers had faced some visa issues and were unsure if they were going to make it to the Oscars, but access came through for Fayyed, his producer and his cinematographer. Syria is one of the countries included in a travel ban.— Nicole Evatt (@NicoleEvatt) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr)___1:30 p.m.It’s an hour before the stars start arriving on the Oscars red carpet, and final preparations are in full swing.E! red carpet host Giuliana Rancic posed for photos in front of fan bleachers wearing a flowing yellow dress. Journalists worked to get into their positions on the carpet, some snapping their last selfies before the show. The carpet is scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.Fans cheered as they recorded a well-wishes message to host Jimmy Kimmel, who returns as Oscars host for the second time.Two workers from Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant carried a huge tray of food that will be served inside the post-show Governors Ball, including chocolates and lox shaped like Oscars statuettes. Puck followed the platter, throwing snacks to cheering fans in the bleachers and saying, “Alright, who wants an Oscar?”A massive tent was erected over the carpet to protect it from two days of rain. But the skies had cleared Sunday and temperatures were the low 60s, although it was considerably hotter for fans and journalists under the tent.___6 a.m.The (right) envelope, please.The Oscars will hope to live down their most infamous blunder at the 90th Academy Awards. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. EST. But more than redemption is on the line Sunday. The ceremony promises to be rife with references to the #MeToo movement sparked by the Harvey Weinstein revelations.Host Jimmy Kimmel will be tasked with not just ensuring the correct winners are read Sunday, but also with confronting a traumatic year for Hollywood. No dress-code protest is planned by Time’s Up organizers, as happened at January’s Golden Globes.The night’s top honour, best picture, is considered especially up for grabs this year, with contenders including “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” ”The Shape of Water” and “Get Out.”— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP)___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeasoncenter_img The Latest ‘The Shape of Water’ wins best picture Oscarlast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this May 18, 2017, file photo, Geoffrey Rush arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” at the Dolby Theatre. Oscar-winning actor Rush has become virtually housebound, barely eats and wakes each morning with a “terrible sense of dread” since a Sydney newspaper alleged inappropriate behavior toward an actress, his lawyer swore in an affidavit. Lawyer Nicholas Pullen’s affidavit submitted to the Australian Federal Court in Sydney on Monday, April 9, 2018, said the 66-year-old Australian actor had suffered “tremendous emotional and social hardship” since The Daily Telegraph accused him in December of inappropriate behavior toward actress Eryn Jean Norvill during the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of “King Lear” in 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 9, 2018 2:41 am PDT Last Updated Apr 9, 2018 at 6:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lawyer tells Australian court Geoffrey Rush barely eatingcenter_img SYDNEY – Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has become virtually housebound, barely eats and wakes each morning with a “terrible sense of dread” since a Sydney newspaper alleged inappropriate behaviour toward an actress, his lawyer swore in an affidavit.Lawyer Nicholas Pullen’s affidavit submitted to the Australian Federal Court in Sydney on Monday said the 66-year-old Australian actor had suffered “tremendous emotional and social hardship” since The Daily Telegraph accused him in December of inappropriate behaviour toward actress Eryn Jean Norvill during the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of “King Lear” in 2015.Rush has denied the allegation. He is suing the newspaper over the articles, which he says portray him as a pervert and sexual predator. Details of the alleged behaviour remain vague.Rush “suffers lack of sleep and anxiety requiring medication” and believes his worth to the entertainment industry “is now irreparably damaged,” his lawyer wrote.He rarely left home in the three months after the articles and “has been virtually housebound,” his lawyer said.Rush “has lost his appetite and barely eats” and “wakes up every morning with a terrible sense of dread about his future career,” Pullen added.Rush has performed in the Sydney Theatre Company for 35 years. He won the 1997 best actor Academy Award for “Shine” and has three other Oscar nominations. He is perhaps best known as Captain Barbossa in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.last_img read more

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