Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

first_imgStatement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 From: Global Affairs CanadaThe Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement:“Two years ago, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians and many others with ties to Canada.The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement:“Two years ago, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians and many others with ties to Canada.“On this solemn day, we join the international community in commemorating the loss of all those who died in the crash.“On behalf of the Government of Canada, we offer our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of the victims.“On December 23, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada would designate January 8 as an annual national day of remembrance to continue to pay tribute to the victims of air disasters, both at home and abroad, and to acknowledge the profound loss of the victims’ families and loved ones. Together, we will always remember these tragedies, and we will keep those who were lost in our thoughts and in our hearts.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Addis Ababa, Canada, community, crash, Ethiopia, Foreign Affairs, Government, Justin Trudeau, Loss, Minister, Prime Minister, Transportlast_img read more

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TX to Increase Medical Personnel, PPE to El Paso to Aid in COVID-19 Spike

first_imgAbbott said 75 medical personnel, including nurses and respiratory therapists, will join 169 personnel previously sent to the El Paso area. According to a report from CBS Austin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management will send medical personnel and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the city of El Paso to help combat a spike in COVID-19 and support regional hospitals. Texas DSHS is also working with contracted staffing agencies to ensure personnel are available for deployment to other regions seeing an spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations so the state can respond quickly to their needs.last_img read more

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Remove court from surrogacy arrangement – Law Commission

first_imgParents of children born through surrogacy would no longer have to apply to the court to gain legal status under proposals unveiled today by the Law Commission, which has branded current laws ‘outdated’.The commission proposes allowing intended parents to become legal parents when the child is born, subject to the surrogate retaining a right to object for a short period of time. At present, intended parents must apply to the court after the child has been born and do not have legal status until the court grants a parental order.Safeguards for those entering a surrogacy agreement would be needed, the commission says, such as independent legal advice.The commission also proposes creating a surrogacy regulator, removing the requirement of a genetic link between the intended parents and the child where medically necessary, and creating a national register to allow children born through surrogact to access information.The law currently permits intended parents to pay ‘reasonable’ expenses to the surrogate. The commission says this is unclear and difficult to apply in practice. While the commission does not make any specific proposals about payments, it wants to know what the public’s views are.The laws governing surrogacy came into effect in the 1980s. Sir Nicholas Green, chair of the commission, said: ‘More and more people are turning to surrogacy to have a child and start their family. We therefore need to make sure that the process is meeting the needs of all those involved. However, the laws around surrogacy are outdated and no longer fit for purpose. We think our proposals will create a system that works for surrogates, the parents and, most importantly, the child.’The commission began reviewing surrogacy laws last year, after securing £150,000 in government funding. Legislation was changed this year allowing single parents to apply for parental orders and obtain a UK birth certificate.The consultation closes on 27 September.last_img read more

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Arsenal legend Tony Adams to become Rugby Football League president

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade [email protected] to become Rugby Football League president in 2019MORE 👉 https://t.co/bvyuRg95nz pic.twitter.com/gSFJnjXBua— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) December 12, 2018He has close links to the sport through the Sporting Chance charity, which he founded in 2000.Adams said: “It will be an honour to become the next President of the RFL. I am passionate about working with everyone in the sport to raise the profile of mental health, wellness and resilience, for players and for everyone in Rugby League.“I’d like to play my part in championing this brilliant sport on the national stage.”It was also confirmed that Carl Hall will succeed Pat Crawshaw as vice-president in July. New Zealand Hall first came to England to play for Doncaster in 1988, and currently works as the club’s chief executive.RFL chairman Brian Barwick added: “Tony Adams is known and respected throughout sport and beyond, not only for his outstanding playing career with Arsenal, but more recently for his pioneering work with Sporting Chance. BEST OF 1 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “The charity has helped more than 400 rugby league players since the RFL entered into an official partnership with Sporting Chance in 2011, and Tony himself delivered seminars at Wigan and Hull earlier this year.“The game has recognised the importance of mental health, for players and everyone else involved, and Tony’s election is another significant step in that regard.“I also welcome the election as vice-president of Carl Hall, who has given so much to British rugby league since arriving here from New Zealand 30 years ago. This is well-deserved recognition for him, and for the Doncaster club.” ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining Adams captained Arsenal and England during his playing days, but his managerial career was much less successful REPLY huge blow Latest Football News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Former Arsenal and England defender Tony Adams is to become the 29th Rugby Football League president in 2019.Adams, who captained both his club and his country, has been nominated for the position and will succeed Andy Burnham, the current president, next summer. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED Chris Hurst, a digital sports specialist, will join the RFL Board as a non-executive director.“Chris Hurst will be a tremendous asset to the RFL Board,” Barwick continued. “His highly successful career across the world of sport and as a proven leader in the field of modern digital communications will be invaluable in helping us maximise the value and profile of some of the sport’s key properties.“He has worked in some of the top organisations in sport and broadcasting, and is well networked across both industries. Chris is also a huge advocate for the growth and development of women’s sport as evidenced by his Board membership of the Women’s Sports Trust.”last_img read more

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New fund to help young SA innovators

“By creating such opportunities for our countries’ future innovation leaders, the fund would be contributing to a brighter and more sustainable economic future for all South Africans.” SAinfo reporter Up to four people involved in supported projects also have the opportunity to qualify for an annual stipend of up to R60 000 for two years. “Technology innovation is a prerequisite for continued success and sustainable growth and development,” Mkhosi said. 3 September 2012 Young South African entrepreneurs now have access to funding and assistance through the Youth Technology Innovation Fund, which was launched by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in Pretoria last week. The TIA was formed in 2008 through the merging of seven Science and Technology Department entities tasked with promoting innovation in South Africa. It uses the country’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create jobs and diversify the economy in manufacturing, agriculture, biotechnology, health, mining and energy. “We designed the Youth Technology Innovation Fund to give innovators access to funding, mentorship and business support to enhance their chances of commercial success and increase the contributions they make to technological innovation in the country,” TIA chief executive officer Simphiwe Duma said in a statement. The fund is targeted at people between the ages of 18 and 30 who do not already receive funding from the Technology Innovation Agency. ‘Developing a sustainable pipeline of skills’ Calls for proposals from interested parties were published in December 2011 and to date, 13 projects have been selected to receive support from the fund. TIA announced at the launch that applications for support are still open and proposals would be welcomed, particularly from people in the country’s under-resourced sectors, such as information and communication technology, health, energy and mining. “While funding and support is not exclusively available to projects in these sectors, they are the key focus areas of the Youth Technology Innovation Fund, given the urgent need that exists within them for the development of a sustainable pipeline of skills and talent,” said general manager for special projects at TIA, Margaret Mkhosi. Support includes 160 hours of business coaching and mentoring, South African Bureau of Standards product certification worth up to R100 000, intellectual property protection of up to R150 000, a voucher of up to R250 000 for services at TIA partners, as well as access to business incubation services through TIA partners. read more

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Durban hosts AIMS Congress ahead of Comrades

first_img26 May 2014The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will be hosting about 200 delegates from around the world at the 20th World Congress of AIMS (the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) in Durban this week.The delegates will represent several of the greatest marathons and distance races in the world at the forthcoming gathering, which runs from 29 to 31 May, ahead of the 89th Comrades Marathon, an “up” run, from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, which takes place on 1 June.‘Relevant theme’Cheryl Winn, the 20th World Congress of AIMS Chairperson, said in a statement on Friday: “We are excited about hosting the Congress. This will be a first for our country and the continent; and with a very relevant theme for the Congress being: Africa – Home of Distance Runners.The congress includes delegates from every continent, with a total of 41 countries represented.Promoting and upliftingFrom Athens, Berlin, Beijing and Boston to Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca and Colombo, top international marathons will be participating in the forum, which is aimed at facilitating the exchange of information, knowledge, expertise, ideas and innovations to improve the quality of member events and generally promote and uplift the staging of marathons and the sport of road running around the globe.Relatively short races, such as The World’s Best 10km in Puerto Rico and Morocco’s 10km Marrakech International, will be represented, as well as an ultra-distance race like the Lake Saroma 100km in Japan, which together with the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans make up the only three ultra-marathons attending the Congress.Special invitationsParticipation in the Congress is limited to bona fide representatives of AIMS-affiliated events, but as the host organisers, the CMA has been given special dispensation to invite a select number of non-AIMS affiliated races to attend as observers. They have thus extended invitations to the Soweto, City to City, Loskop, Om die Dam, Knysna and Zululand Marathons, with a view to them being exposed to the benefits of joining AIMS in the future.AIMS-affiliated South African road running races which will be represented include the Two Oceans, Peninsula, Cape Town, Maritzburg and Mandela Day Marathons.WelcomeAmong the dignitaries welcoming the AIMS delegates will be the Premier of KwaZulu- Natal, Senzo Mchunu, who will officially open the Congress on Thursday, 29 May, while the Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela will host the AIMS Board at a Mayoral Dinner on Tuesday, 27 May.The eThekwini Mayor, James Nxumalo, will welcome all delegates at a Civic Welcome Function on Wednesday, 28 May, and the MEC for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation, Ntombikayise Sibidhla-Saphethe will give the keynote address at the Legends Gala Dinner on Friday, 30 May.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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a month ago​Aston Villa midfielder McGinn laments West Ham draw

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Aston Villa midfielder McGinn laments West Ham drawby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa star John McGinn wants his team to be more clinical in the future.The Villains were unable to get all three points in a 0-0 draw against West Ham United on Monday night.They had chances to take the game by the scruff of the neck, but had to settle for a point.And McGinn knows they must do better in such games in the future.He said to the club’s official website: “The feeling is disappointment. You’ve got to take three points against 11 men at home, let alone 10. “We got frustrated when they lost a man. They dropped deep and we gave the ball away a lot. “We didn’t create enough chances with the extra man. It’s one that got away, definitely.” last_img read more

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Corus Entertainment Congratulates Production Partners on Canadian Screen Award Nominations

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Corus Entertainment celebrates its outstanding Canadian content, as recognized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at a press conference earlier today. Corus-owned properties have earned Canadian Screen Award Nominations across Global, Global News and its portfolio of Specialty Channels.Corus’ specialty services garnered 49 nominations including HISTORY‘s Vikings, which leads Corus nominations in the television category with nine nominations for the series including Best Dramatic Series and Best Direction in a Dramatic Series, and two nominations for the special, Real Vikings: Age of Invasion. Corus dominated the lifestyle categories with four of the five nominations for Best Lifestyle Program or Series including: Masters of Flip, Leave it to Bryan, You Gotta Eat Here! and Great Canadian Cookbook and three of the five Best Host in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series with Anna Olson (Bake with Anna Olson), Noah Cappe (Great Canadian Cookbook) and Kortney and Dave Wilson (Masters of Flip) taking those nominations. Ambitious new multi-platform series Home to Win also nabbed a nomination for Best Cross-Platform Project. Corus’ popular Kids networks earned a total of 16 nominations led by Anne of Green Gables on YTV with three nominations for Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series, and Best Original Music Score for a Program.On conventional, Global’s fan favourite hit series Big Brother Canada received four nominations including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series. As the longtime broadcast partner of Canada’s Walk of Fame Corus is thrilled to see the program earn three nominations. Global’s entertainment powerhouse, Entertainment Tonight Canada received two nominations, recognized in the Best Direction in a Reality/Competition Program or Series category for their Survivor special and Best Direction in a Lifestyle Program or Series category for their Vikings special. Global News earned national and regional recognition with nine nominations that include Best National Newscast and Best Local Newscast. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “We are tremendously proud of the content being developed here in Canada and congratulate all of the nominees announced today,” said Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. “The breadth of creative talent within the production community is remarkable, and we are honoured to partner with such an outstanding group of creators.”The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the nominations this morning. For more information, please visit http://www.academy.ca.The 2017 Canadian Screen Award nominations for Corus Entertainment’s programming include:CARTOON NETWORK CANADA – (1 nomination)Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race – (1 nomination)Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series – Bahamarama (Fresh TV – Alex Ganetakos)CMT– (2 nominations)Tornado Hunters – (2 nominations)Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series – The Manitoba Monster (Saloon Media – Devin Lund)Best Direction in a Reality / Competition Program or Series – The Manitoba Monster (Saloon Media – Victor Kushmaniuk)FOOD NETWORK CANADA – (7 nominations)Bake with Anna Olson – (1 nomination)Best Host in a Lifestyle, Talk or Entertainment News Program or Series (Peace Point Entertainment Group Inc. – Anna Olson)Chopped Canada – (1 nomination)Best Picture Editing in a Reality / Competition Program or Series – Redemption – Gone Too Soon (Paperny Entertainment Inc. – Baun Mah)Food Factory – (1 nomination)Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series – Easy as ABC (Cineflix (Food Factory 5) Inc. – Andrew Fedosov, Maia Filar)Great Canadian Cookbook – (2 nominations)Best Lifestyle Program or Series (Alibi Entertainment Inc. – James Hyslop, Craig Baines)Best Host in a Lifestyle, Talk or Entertainment News Program or Series (Alibi Entertainment Inc. – Noah Cappe)You Gotta Eat Here! – (2 nominations)Best Lifestyle Program or Series (Lone Eagle Entertainment – Michael Geddes, Sheldon Teicher, Rachel Horvath, Steven Mitchell)Best Direction in a Lifestyle or Information Program or Series – Florence Addition – All’Antico Vinaio (Lone Eagle Entertainment – Jim Morrison)GLOBAL NEWS – (9 nominations)Best Reportage, Local, CICT Global  – Life and Death Decisions (Corus Entertainment – Heather Yourex-West, Leslie Wells, Jerry Favero)Best National Newscast, Global National (Corus Entertainment – Mike Omelus, Dawna Friesen, Leslie Stojsic, Tristan Staddon, Doriana Temolo)Best Reportage, National, Global National (Corus Entertainment – Dawna Friesen, Leslie Stojsic, Tristan Staddon)Best Local Newscast, Global News, Global Edmonton (Corus Entertainment – Michael Fulmes, Kerry Powell, Darcy Craig, Kevin Jesus)Best Reportage, Local, Global News at 5:30 and 6:00 (Corus Entertainment – Christina Stevens, Simon Ostler, Mackay Taggart, Kari Vierimaa)Best Reportage, Local, Global BC – Missing Plane Found (Corus Entertainment – John Hua, Jill Krop, Doug Sydora)Best News Anchor, Local, Global BC (Corus Entertainment – Sophie Lui, Chris Gailus)Best News Special – Fort McMurray Wildfire Evacuation, Global Edmonton (Corus Entertainment – Michael Fulmes, Deb Zinck, Kerry Powell, Darcy Craig, Kevin Jesus, Christine Meadows)Best News Special – Decision Manitoba, Global Winnipeg (Corus Entertainment – Brent Williamson, Jon Lovlin, Tamara Forlanski, Heather Steele, Lauren McNabb)GLOBAL TV – (9 nominations)Big Brother Canada – (4 nominations)Best Reality / Competition Program or Series (Insight Production Company Ltd. – John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Erin Brock, Sue Brophey, Eric Abboud, Trevor Boris, Dave Lemke, Lara Shaw, Brett Morris)Best Direction in a Reality / Competition Program or Series – Finale (Insight Production Company Ltd. – Dave Russell)Best Picture Editing in a Reality / Competition Program or Series – Finale (Insight Production Company Ltd. – Al Manson, Jordan Wood, Ryan Monteith, Baun Mah, Jonathan Dowler, Dave McMahon)Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Non-Fiction Program or Series – Premiere (Insight Production Company Ltd. – Peter Faragher, Aaron Scholl, Andy Roskaft)Canada’s Walk of Fame 2015 – (3 nominations)Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Insight Production Company Ltd. – John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Randy Lennox, Melanie Hurley, Lindsay Cox, Pam De Montmorency, Rose Marr)Best Picture Editing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Insight Production Company Ltd. – Ken Yan)Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series (Insight Production Company Ltd. – John Lacina, Jeff Kozak, Doug McClement, Simon Bowers)ET Canada – (2 nominations)Best Direction in a Reality / Competition Program or Series – Survivor Special (Entertainment Tonight Canada – Frank Samson)Best Direction in a Lifestyle or Information Program or Series – Vikings Season 4 Special (Entertainment Tonight Canada – Frank Samson)HGTV CANADA – (7 nominations)Home to Win – (1 nomination)Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction – Integrated Digital Strategy (Stitch Media – Evan Jones, Jennifer Abrams, Brooke King, Mike Sheerin, Stephan MacLeod, Jeff Flores, David Fono, Wayne Shipley, Sabina Mohammed)Leave it to Bryan – (1 nomination)Best Lifestyle Program or Series (Si Entertainment – Frank Halbert)Love It or List It Vacation Homes – (2 nominations)Best Direction in a Lifestyle or Information Program or Series – Margaret & Barbara (Big Coat Productions – Heather Hawthorn Doyle)Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series – Kelly & Brent (Big Coat Productions – Colin Evans)Masters of Flip – (3 nominations)Best Lifestyle Program or Series (Rhino Content Inc. – Bruce Ellis, James Wilkes)Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series – Color Code (Rhino Content Inc. – Wesley Legge, Brian Stewart)Best Host in a Lifestyle, Talk or Entertainment News Program or Series (Rhino Content Inc. – Kortney Wilson, Dave Wilson)HISTOIRE – (1 nomination)Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray – (1 nomination) Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series (Cream Productions Inc. – Kate Harrison, David Brady, Richard Curson Smith)HISTORY – (15 nominations)Curse of the Frozen Gold – (1 nomination)Best Factual Program or Series (JV Productions Inc. – Courtney Campbell, Kirk Hipkiss, Kristen Colle)Real Vikings: Age of Invasion – (2 nominations)Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Factual Series – Real Vikings: Age of Invasion (Take 5 Productions – Mark Caswell)Best Sound in a Non-Fiction Program or Series – Real Vikings: Age of Invasion (Take 5 Productions – Michael Filippov, Ryan Birnberg, Faustine Pelipel, Michael Bonini)Vikings – (9 nominations)Best Dramatic Series (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Michael Hirst, Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Alan Gasmer, Sherry Marsh, Bill Goddard)Best Direction in a Dramatic Series – Promised (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Helen Shaver)Best Direction in a Dramatic Series – The Last Ship (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Jeff Woolnough)Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series – The Last Ship (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Don Cassidy)Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series – Kill the Queen (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Chris Donaldson)Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series – The Profit and the Loss (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Aaron Marshall)Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series – The Last Ship (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Jane Tattersall, Steve Medeiros, Brennan Mercer, David McCallum, Dale Sheldrake, Martin Lee, KIRK LYNDS, Yuri Gorbachow, Daniel Birch, Goro Koyama, Jack Heeren)Best Visual Effects – The Last Ship (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Dominic Remane, Bill Halliday, Michael Borrett, Kieran McKay, Jim Maxwell, Paul Wishart, Ovidiu Cinazan, Jeremy Dineen, Tom Morrison, Leann Harvey)Best Achievement in Casting – Yol (Take 5 Productions Inc. – Deirdre Bowen)War Story: Afghanistan – (3 nominations)Best History Documentary Program or Series (52 Media Inc. – Barry Stevens, David York, Bryn Hughes)Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research (52 Media Inc. – Andrew Theobald)Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series – The Long Way Home (52 Media Inc. – Barry Stevens)SHOWCASE – (1 nomination)Beauty and the Beast – (1 nomination)Best Visual Effects – Au Revoir (Take 5 Productions – Stephen Lebed, Jeff Skochko, Rob Vandenhoek, Max Bettie, Chris Cheeseman, Steve Ramone, JP Giamos, Mike Duffy, Dennis Ngariuku, Kristina Walker)TELETOON – (4 nominations)Fugget About It – (1 nominations)Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series – What the F#@k is the Grey Cup (9 Story Media Group – Rich Weston)Inspector Gadget  – (1 nomination)Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series – Gadget 2.0 Part 1/2 (DHX Media – Phillip Stamp, William Gordon)Knuckleheads – (2 nominations)Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series (Salambo Productions – Joe Cobden)Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series – The Revenge of Jack Curtis (Salambo Production – Michel Beaudet, Bobby Theodore)TREEHOUSE – (4 nominations)The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping! – (2 nominations)Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series (Portfolio Entertainment Inc. – Paul Hunt)Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series (Portfolio Entertainment Inc. – Marin Short)Peg + Cat – (2 nominations) Best Pre-School Program or Series (9 Story Media Group – Steven Jarosz, Jennifer Oxley, Billy Aronson, Kevin Morrison, Tanya Green, Vince Commisso)Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series (9 Story Media Group – Dwayne Hill)YTV – (7 nominations)Bruno & Boots: Go Jump In The Pool – (1 nomination)Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series (Aircraft Pictures – Adam Barken)L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables – (3 nominations)Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series (Breakthrough Entertainment – Susan Coyne)Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series (Breakthrough Entertainment – Sara Botsford)Best Original Music Score for a Program (Breakthrough Entertainment – Lawrence Shragge)Make It Pop – (1 nomination)Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series (DHX Media – Thomas W. Lynch, Nick Cannon, Steven DeNure, Anne Loi, Tracey Jardine, Jim Corston, Mark Purdy)Nerds and Monsters – (1 nomination)Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series – Bee-Hive Yourself (Slap Happy Cartoons – Craig Martin)The Stanley Dynamic: The Stanley Wild Weekend – (1 nomination)Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series (Amaze Film & Television – Ken Cuperus)SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPRAbout Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. Twitterlast_img read more

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Women leaders rip Ottawa for not ending Indian Act discrimination

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsWomen leaders were in Ottawa Tuesday demanding an end to sex discrimination in the Indian Act.It was supposed to have been taken care of in a bill passed last year called S-3.But there is still unfinished business because a compromise between the house and senate to pass S-3 is still unresolved.“Canada is an outlaw,” says Pam Palmater. “It’s an outlaw with regards to failing to uphold the basic human rights of equality for Indian men and women.”Palmater was one of several leaders asking for an order in council – a vote in the federal cabinet that is approved by the Governor General.Sharon McIvor says it would immediately make S-3 complete.“Any given Tuesday the cabinet can make us legally equal to our male counterparts.”Bill S-3 was supposed to do away with any lingering discrimination faced by women passing on status to their children after they marry non-Indigenous men.The House of Commons wanted to keep a cut-off date of 1951 meaning those born before would still face trouble passing on status.“The fact that we’re all here fighting for this makes absolutely no sense when we have a government that says there’s no relationship more important than the one with Indigenous peoples,” Palmater said.“Unless they meant only Indigenous men.”The Senate disagreed with MPs in the House of Commons.They put in in an amendment getting rid of any cut off dates.The House then asked for a compromise where Crown Indigenous Relations under Minister Carolyn Bennett would first consult communities about membership before enacting the amendment.“They are actually asking if it would be good to eliminate discrimination against Indigenous women or not. You can’t consult on that,” said Dawn Lavell Harvard, president of the Ontario Native Women’s Association.“They should be having conversations about how they’re going to handle when that discrimination is removed because it’s illegal.”Palmater jumped in.“What could they possibly consult on? Is it okay to keep discriminating? Is it okay to just discriminate against some of our women? Not all of our women? They don’t have the power in law to ask people is it okay to break the law,” she said.They also said it would be against the law for individual first nations to create or amend membership codes to deny status.One estimate is that 300,000 people could be reinstated.“It is a potential impact but we need to deal with these things one step at a time,” said Lavell Harvard. “And the primary step is on when they separated membership from status, they created this situation. And these women and children deserve their status.“Conversations about membership, that will happen secondary.”Crown Indigenous Relations is expected to deliver a report on its consultations this [email protected]@toddlamirandelast_img read more

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Bombardier revises deal to sell regional jets to Chinese leasing company

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier says a Chinese leasing company has changed its aircraft order for 10 regional jets by swapping half of the CRJ 900s for five 90-seat Q400 turboprops.Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier’s commercial aircraft division, says the deal is part of a fleet expansion plan in Asia.The Montreal-based transportation giant entered into an agreement in June 2016 with a subsidiary of Chinese financial institution, Industrial Bank Co. Ltd.The revised order would have a list-price value of US$420 million, although it’s typical for purchasers to get discounts based on order size and other factors. The new list price compares to US$472 million in the original 2016 deal.The Q400 typically flies routes that range between 300 and 800 kilometres, while CRJ 900s cruise on flight paths between 2,500 and 3,000 kilometres, industry experts say.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

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