Leonardo DiCaprio To Be Honored With Clinton Global Citizen Award

first_imgPresident Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton have announced new participants for the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, to be held September 21-24 in New York City, including 45 current and former heads of state, and more than 1,000 of the most influential leaders from business, government, civil society and philanthropy.Honorees, participants, and performers for the 8th annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards were also announced. CGI will open on Sunday, September 21st with the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, which have honored outstanding individuals in civil society, philanthropy, public service, and the private sector who exemplify global citizenship through their vision, leadership, and impact in addressing global challenges since the first Clinton Global Citizen Awards in 2007.Hosted by Seth Meyers, of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the 2014 ceremony will honor Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez for their work on behalf of farm workers throughout the United States, Leonardo DiCaprio for his dedication to environmental causes and preservation efforts of the world’s oceans, Hayat Sindi for her work to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among young people in the Middle East, and the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, for promoting reconciliation in the region and building Kosovo’s political and economic institutions to gain EU membership. The event will feature musical performances by Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant, Jason Mraz with special guests Raining Jane, and The Roots and appearances by Madeleine Albright, Eva Longoria, and Randy Jackson who serves as music director for the event.Newly announced participants in the Annual Meeting include the most influential from business, government, civil society and philanthropy, including: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Michelle Bachelet, President, Republic of Chile; Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Carlos Alves de Brito, Chief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Erin Burnett, Anchor, Erin Burnett OutFront; Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder and CEO, FEED; John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco; Joaquim Alberto Chissano, Former President, Republic of Mozambique, Chairperson, Joaquim Chissano Foundation; David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy, Inc.; Geena Davis, Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE; Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, The Western Union Company; Shelly Esque, President, Intel Foundation; Kelly Evans, Co-anchor, “Closing Bell”, CNBC; Fadi Ghandour, Founder and Vice Chairman, Aramex; Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and CEO, Monsanto Company; Mark Gunton, Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership; Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Tony James, President and COO, Blackstone; Antony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive Officer, Barclays; Musimbi Kanyoro, Chief Executive Officer, Global Fund for Women; Donna Karan, Founder, Urban Zen; Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister Republic of Haiti; Parker Liautaud, Expedition Leader, Willis Resilience Expedition; Cindy Hensley McCain, Advisor, McCain Institute for International Leadership; Molly Melching, Executive Director, Tostan; Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children; Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund; Vika Pota, Chief Executive Officer, Varkey GEMS Foundation; Group Director, Corporate Affairs, GEMS Education; Martin Riant, Group President, Global Baby, Feminine & Family Care, Proctor & Gamble; V. Shankar, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Americas, Standard Charter Bank; Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New American Foundation, and Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Uma Thurman, Founding Board Member, Room to Grow, Award-winning Actress; Xiaogang Wei, Executive Director, Beijing Gender Health Education Institute; Derek Yach Executive Director, The Vitality Institute; and, Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN.Previously announced participants include President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States; His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company; Matt Damon, Co-founder, Water.org; Melinda French Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group; Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group; Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Chairman, The Paulson Institute, Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States; Becky Quick, Co-anchor, Squawk Box, CNBC; Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President & CEO, IBM; Charlie Rose, Host, “Charlie Rose Show”; Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation; and Muhammad Yunus, Chairman, Yunus Social Business.Please visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/2014 regularly for the latest program details and list of participants.last_img read more

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David Beckham To Be Honored At Football Extravaganza

first_imgThe Football Extravaganza Committee members are enormously proud to announce that David Beckham is to be honoured with the Legend of Football Award at the 20th Anniversary HMV Football Extravaganza.The event, which raises funds for Nordoff Robbins, is to be held on Tuesday 1st September at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.This year’s HMV Football Extravaganza will celebrate 20 years of football and fundraising and to date has raised nearly £7 million for Nordoff Robbins, enabling them to provide tens of thousands of music therapy sessions for some of the UK’s most isolated and vulnerable people.During those 20 years, David Beckham has become a global footballing icon, winning 17 major trophies in a stellar career at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Twice runner up in FIFA World Player of the Year, Beckham was the first English player to win league titles in four countries – England, Spain, USA and France. He also became the most capped outfield player in the history of the English game with 115 international appearances as well as the only English player to have scored in three different World Cups. David announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2012/2013 season lifting a final League Title with Paris Saint Germain.David Beckham said: “I’m incredibly honoured to be receiving this Award. When you look at the list of the previous recipients, I feel very fortunate to be considered alongside them. More importantly the night is about recognising the fantastic work that Nordoff Robbins does and raising funds for their vital work.”Brian McLaughlin, Chairman of The HMV Football Extravaganza and Nordoff Robbins Governor said: “We are absolutely thrilled that David Beckham has accepted our prestigious Legend of Football Award. David is, without doubt, one of the world’s footballing greats and I am delighted he will be joining us. We have had many great nights since this event began and been joined by some exceptional football personalities. With David Beckham on our team it guarantees this tremendous tradition will be upheld on the occasion of our 20th Anniversary.”Paul McGowan CEO at Hilco Capital said: “Once again HMV is proud to support Nordoff Robbins through the HMV Football Extravaganza. Since returning to the event we have seen the Legend of Football awarded to Pelé and Ryan Giggs and David Beckham certainly deserves to join that illustrious group.”

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Eli Manning Leads 2016 March For Babies

first_imgTwo-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning, kicked off the 2016 March for Babies charity walk in Manhattan on Sunday, April 24.Eli Manning Leads March for Babies in New York CityManning joined over 6,000 New Yorkers who came out to support March Of Dimes largest annual fundraiser. The 3.5-mile walk started at 65th St. and Broadway and finished at 26th St. and Madison Ave.“It is an honor to support the important work March of Dimes is doing to improve the health of children,” said Manning, who has served as Celebrity Chair of the NYC event for the past 8 years. “March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to make a difference in the lives of millions of babies.” The event is expected to raise $2.3 million.March for Babies Premier Sponsor is Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. The March for Babies Platinum Sponsor is Greenberg Traurig and Gold Sponsors include Davis Polk; Innisfree M&A Inc.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Viacom; and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Toyota is the Official Vehicle of March for Babies. Media partners are CBS2, WLNY10/55, WCBS Newsradio 880, fresh 102.7, CBS FM 101.1, and WFAN Sports Radio. National March for Babies sponsors include Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Cigna, United, and Mission Pharmacal.last_img read more

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Gloria Steinem Signs On To International Call For Ban On Running Of

first_imgIn a united front against the drunken violence, growing numbers of rapes and sexual assaults, and cruelty to animals that allegedly occurred at this year’s San Fermín Running of the Bulls festival, feminist icon Gloria Steinem has joined PETA U.K. in signing a petition to Mayor of Pamplona Joseba Asirón calling for the event to be banned.The petition, which is also signed by women’s, children’s, and animal organizations — representing more than 5 million members and supporters — follows allegations of 11 sexual assaults, four rapes, and one attempted rape perpetrated against women, children, and men during the festival. Forty-eight bulls were struck and panicked as they were stampeded, slipping and sliding down the city’s narrow streets, only to end up in the bullring, where they were tormented, tortured, and killed.“The crystal-clear link between violence to women and cruelty to animals is cause enough to shut down Pamplona’s barbaric bullfights and related events,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA joins advocates around the world in calling on Pamplona to ban this cruel blood sport and the bloodlust-fueled sexual violence that goes along with it.”For more information, please visit PETA.org.last_img read more

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Lionel Messi Appointed Ambassador for Responsible Tourism by the World Tourism Organization

first_imgConsidered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi was appointed by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as its Ambassador for Responsible Tourism, after the match F.C. Barcelona – Leganés.UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism“During my travels I have had the opportunity to know other cultures and societies as well as others ways to see the world and this is very enriching. The World Tourism Organization as a specialized Agency of the United Nations works to make tourism a source of development and I am happy I can join this mission of promoting responsible tourism”, said Lionel Messi.Lionel Messi is an example of talent and constant work in football. Messi is admired all around the world not the least due to the positioning he brought to the F.C. Barcelona in recent years, team with which he won a total of 30 titles, including eight Spanish Leagues, four Champion Leagues and five King’s Cups of Spain.“Messi is a unique sportsman and an example of how willpower and constant work yield good results. It is a great honour to have Messi joining UNWTO and other well-known personalities in promoting the positive values and benefits that tourism represents” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.Messi is the first football player in history who won five Ballon d’Or – the first four won consecutively – and four European Golden Shoes.Lionel Messi joins the Spanish football player Fernando Hierro and the mythical Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque, as the first personalities that UNWTO appoints to advance the links between sports and tourism and promote the transformative power of responsible tourism.The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development worldwide.last_img read more

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Listen The 10 albums shortlisted for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize

first_imgBrad Wheeler Twitter Advertisement From Black Mountain to White Lung, these 10 artists set themselves apart this year, according to the jury that narrows down the field of contenders for the annual prize And now there are 10. On Thursday, the shortlist of nominated albums for the Polaris Music Prize was announced. Here are the contenders for the $50,000 prize, to be awarded at a Toronto gala on Sept. 19.Presented in alphabetical order by artist name, with a popular track from the nominated album selected by our editors. The 10 songs are in one playlist above. (Note: Some songs may contain explicit lyrics.)Artist: Black MountainAlbum: IVSelected track: Cemetery Breeding Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Songs on Black Mountain’s fourth album – IV, when in Rome? – include Florian Saucer Attack, Line Them All Up, Cemetery Breeding and Crucify Me. So, a little dark. But the psyche-rockers from Vancouver seem to understand their folk-rock grandfathers, whose advice to add acoustic guitars to those song passages about sticking needles in one’s eyes is heeded.last_img read more

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Maestro Johannes Debus makes his debut with Strausss Salome

first_img Facebook Just about everybody in a principal role in Strauss’s Salome was singing it for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera last month. The other debutant was in the pit.Yes, before conducting the Canadian Opera Company’s revival of its Tim Albery production of Gotterdammerung, the last instalment of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung Cycle, which opens Thursday at the Four Seasons Centre, the maestro from Speyer, Germany, led arguably the most prestigious performances of his career.“I don’t think I would have been invited to conduct at the Met if it hadn’t been for my work with the Canadian Opera Company,” Johannes Debus acknowledged in a post-rehearsal interview. Advertisement He had come to the Toronto company from his homeland initially in 2008 as conductor of its first production of Prokofiev’s monumental War and Peace. Such was the orchestra’s enthusiasm for working with him that he was soon invited to become music director.Since then he has led performances of 20 operas in Toronto, ranging from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann to Britten’s Peter Pears and the world premiere of Barbara Monk Feldman’s Pyramus and Thisbe. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: “Each opera has its challenges,” Debus said. “For me, conducting Strauss is even more difficult than conducting Wagner. It is more complex. He never seems to get home harmonically. Twitterlast_img read more

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A Bare Bones Elimination Challenge Ends Another Home Cooks Dreams On CTVs

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter TORONTO, May 5, 2017 – Following a five-ingredient Elimination Challenge, MASTERCHEF CANADA judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile revealed that Miranda Wasstrom, a corporate safety administrator from Edmonton, Alta. would be the next home cook eliminated from the competition in this week’s episode. With four home cooks now remaining, MASTERCHEF CANADA returns next week on Thursday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO where the final four home cooks travel to a Ontario apple orchard for their next challenge..On this week’s episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the home cooks received a master class in salmon from the judges. Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile each demonstrated their favourite cooking techniques – glazed, encrusted, and poached. After breaking down a beautiful, whole B.C. salmon, the Top 5 were given 45 minutes to create their own unique dish featuring one of the three techniques. At the end of the challenge, Barrie, Trevor, and Miranda were the three home cooks called up to present their dishes for tasting. The judges ultimately chose Miranda’s surprisingly sophisticated and refined chili honey rhubarb glazed salmon.In the Elimination Challenge that followed, the home cooks were tasked with creating a restaurant-quality dish using only five ingredients. As an advantage for having the winning salmon dish, the judges announced that Miranda would get to switch everyone’s baskets and decide which ingredients they would have to work with. After an intense 45 minutes, and despite her advantage at the start of the Elimination Challenge, Miranda’s plated raw flank steak fell short and the judges sent her home from the competition. Facebook Advertisement In the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, “Harvest Family Dinner” (Thursday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), the final four home cooks are greeted with a surprise at a beautiful Ontario orchard. After being divided into two teams, they must create an elegant family dinner that showcases the autumn harvest and also displays how much they’ve grown during the competition. Back in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen, the two members of the losing team face a difficult dessert Pressure Test.The final four home cooks vying for the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA and the $100,000 cash prize are:Barrie McConachie, an employee relations consultant, from Vancouver, B.C.Mai Nguyen, a health and safety advisor, from Edmonton, Alta.Thea VanHerwaarden, a broker, from Vancouver, B.C.Trevor Connie, a plumber/gas fitter, from Edmonton, Alta.MASTERCHEF CANADA airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV GO, and on demand the following day. Episodes encore Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on Gusto.Fans are invited to visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada throughout the season for exclusive content, including background on the home cooks and the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges, as well as interviews, recipes, and more.Seasons 2 and 3 of MASTERCHEF CANADA are currently streaming on CraveTV™, and in encore broadcasts on Gusto.The MASTERCHEF format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. Proper’s Vice-President and Creative Director Cathie James is the show runner and executive producer; Marike Emery is the Series Producer; President of Proper Television, Guy O’Sullivan, is the executive producer. For Bell Media, Danielle Pearson is Manager, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:#MasterChefCanada@CTV_Television@MasterChefCDAMichael Bonacini – @MichaelBonaciniAlvin Leung – @TheDemonChefClaudio Aprile – @ClaudioAprileBarrie McConachie – @dateplatesMai Nguyen – @MaicaroonThea VanHerwaarden – @Thea_van1Trevor Connie – @ConnieTrevorFacebook:facebook.com/ctvfacebook.com/MasterChefCDAInstagram:@MasterChefCDA@BellMediaPRClaudio Aprile – @claudioaprile1Barrie McConachie – @dateplatesMai Nguyen – @MaicaroonThea VanHerwaarden – @theavanTrevor Connie – @TrevorConnieAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.last_img read more

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HOLLYWOODS NEW DIGITAL DISRUPTERS 15 RISING CROSSOVER STARS

first_imgDesus & Mero Courtesy of Kareem BlackBronx-raised Daniel Baker (aka Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (aka The Kid Mero) gained internet fame in 2013 with a podcast and web series, then parlayed that into roles on MTV’s Guy Code. Vice poached them in 2016 for a late-night talk show on Viceland, where they’ve solidified their reputations as news pundits with an edge (Pharrell and Whoopi Goldberg are fans). But Desus, 35, and Mero, 33, are still trying to catch one person’s attention. Says Mero, a married father of four, “We’re waiting for the day when Donald Trump tweets at us. [He’ll say,] ”It’s a failing show. It’s not that good. Why do they have a bear in the back?’”SHOW WE WANT TO REBOOTDesus: “Mister Rogers’ [Neighborhood], but in the Bronx. When they go to the Land of Make Believe, they just go to the bodega.”LAST EMOJI WE USEDMero: “The Dominican flag.”IF WE COULD SWAP JOBS WITH ANYONE IN HOLLYWOOD, WE’D PICK … Desus: “Somebody like Jerry Seinfeld who is still getting those residual checks.”ON A FRIDAY NIGHT YOU’LL FIND US … Mero: “After I put my kids [to bed], I go to my man chamber and smoke ridiculous amounts of weed and play music on Instagram Live.”READ MORE Adam Conover Anna Akana Profiles written by Mia Galuppo, Natalie Jarvey, Brian Porreca and Bryn Elise Sandberg. Facebook Advertisement Charley Gallay/Getty ImagesBrunson might be one of the few digital stars with a true 9-to-5 job — producing and starring in videos for BuzzFeed, where she has a new project called Green Screen for short-form projects. Through the digital publisher, she has produced, written and starred in Broke for YouTube Red and Up for Adoption for go90. The Philly-born comedian, 27, who found viral fame with the video “The Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date,” is also pursuing independent projects, including appearing at Montreal’s Just for Laughs and voicing a character on Adult Swim’s Lazor Wulf, for which she also worked in the writers room. “I’m used to making it up as I go,” she says. “It was nice to learn the traditional system.” And she’s currently working on a book about important moments in her life.HOW I GET MY NEWS “It’s a mix of Twitter and, honestly, BuzzFeed News — shameless plug.”MY YOUTUBE GUILTY PLEASURE “Honest Trailers are my jam.”ACTOR I ADMIRE “Chris Rock is a round-the-clock actor, who’s also a producer and has done documentaries.”FUTURE TECH THAT FREAKS ME OUT “I have an Amazon Alexa, but it scares me. I love it. I talk to it and ask it to tell me the weather. But I can only imagine that something even wilder is already in the works. Kids are truly going to have side-by-side robots like that movie I, Robot. That’s what I’m afraid of.” Andrew Bachelor Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicThis sci-fi enthusiast’s YouTube videos, in which she brings her blunt humor to everything from depression to dick pics, have caught the attention of 1.9 million subscribers — as well as casting directors, landing her a recurring role on Freeform crime drama Stitchers and a part on Comedy Central’s upcoming Corporate. She has also appeared in films Hello, My Name Is Dorisand Ant-Man. “YouTube has given me the freedom to turn things down that don’t speak to me,” says the 28-year-old former military brat, who is in production on YouTube Red series Youth & Consequences, which she she co-created and is also executive producing. Her show for Verizon’s go90, Miss 2059, also recently wrapped production on its second season. If she has her way, she’ll continue to specialize in the futuristic: “I grew up loving sci-fi and fantasy shows. It’s a great way to mirror problems in today’s society.”FIRST APP I CHECK IN THE MORNING “Twitter. If anything horrible has happened with our administration, Twitter’s going to be talking about it.”ACTOR I ADMIRE “Jennifer Lawrence. She’s done so many cool sci-fi and indie projects.”LAST SHOW I BINGE-WATCHED “Planet Earth season two. I love nature shows.”FUTURE TECH THAT FREAKS ME OUT “If AI rises up and takes over, good for them. Maybe they’ll take care of us like pets.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Courtesy of Turner Entertainment NetworksConover made web videos with his Bard College sketch group before YouTube even launched. But it was through comedy site CollegeHumor that the Long Island-raised 34-year-old found his big break. Adam Ruins Everything, in which he debunks popularly held ideas (like why owning a home is better than renting one), has generated 30 million views and caught the attention of TruTV, which picked up the series in 2015. “They had the chutzpah to take a risk,” says Conover who has also voiced characters on Bojack Horseman.HOW I GET MY NEWS “New York Times, Washington Post and L.A. Times apps. I’m taking a Twitter hiatus.”LAST EMOJI I USED “There’s a dying rose with a single petal falling over. It’s very beautiful and sad.”IF I COULD SWAP JOBS WITH ANYONE IN HOLLYWOOD, I’D PICK … “A late-night host. When you see James Corden, you think, ‘This guy is having a blast.’”ON A FRIDAY NIGHT YOU’LL FIND ME … “At home streaming on Twitch. I’m way too tired to go out on Friday nights.” As web video merges with film and TV, meet the breakouts — from Lilly Singh to Adam Conover — leveraging fame on YouTube and Instagram into careers on platforms their parents actually watch. Advertisement Courtesy of Erik UmpheryOnce the most followed person on Vine (16 million followers), Toronto-born King Bach abdicated his throne when the app folded in January. But the 29-year-old has parlayed his experience into an acting career, landing a role alongside Mike Epps in the movie Meet the Blacks and opposite Bella Thorne and Robbie Amell in Netflix film The Babysitter, along with stints on TV shows Black Jesus and The Mindy Project. Says Bachelor, “Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be Jim Carrey. I want to be the biggest move star in the world.” But Bachelor says he has no plans to stop posting to YouTube, where he has more than 3 million subscribers across multiple channels. “That’s what got me here,” he says. “I would never abandon them.”FIRST APP I CHECK IN THE MORNING “My text messages to see who tried to booty call me late at night.”ACTOR I ADMIRE Will SmithLAST EMOJI I USED “The angry face to my ex. No, the laughing one.”ON A FRIDAY NIGHT YOU’LL FIND ME … “Before 11 I’m at the house playing piano. After 11 I’m in the club.” With billions of hours of video streaming online, it is hard enough to get discovered, let alone break out. But the 15 digital stars on THR‘s new Disrupters list all have managed to catch Hollywood’s eye. Take Lilly Singh, one of YouTube’s biggest comedic draws, with 12 million followers, who’ll soon be stretching for a dramatic role in HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Or Adam Conover, who parlayed his snarky CollegeHumor series, Adam Ruins Everything, into a show for truTV. Or Liza Koshy, who after only two years of posting YouTube videos has a gig hosting the reboot of Total Request Live.For Hollywood, this digital-first talent just might be the answer to the next-generation audience that is more likely to “Netflix and chill” than tune in for primetime or race to a theater — one reason summer box-office revenue is down more than 12 percent from last year. It’s why CNN paid $25 million for vlogger Casey Neistat’s video app, Beme. And why Food Network courted drunk cooking queen Hannah Hart for a new travel show.Altogether, the stars on this list — 10 of whom gathered for an L.A. photo shoot in early August — easily have racked up more than 1 billion views, 100 million followers and thousands of web videos. All those zeros are hard to ignore. You may not know all their names just yet — or even any of them — but there’s a good chance you’re looking at Hollywood’s future. Quinta Brunson Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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27 CMFfunded productions win 56 Canadian Screen Awards

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca. Advertisement Toronto, March 11, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, which have been recognized for their excellence by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and industry professionals at a series of events which culminated with tonight’s televised gala.A total of 27 CMF-funded productions won 56 Canadian Screen Awards, including top winners such as Alias Grace, Baroness von Sketch, Kim’s Convenience, Letterkenny, Murdoch Mysteries, Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, among others.Click here to access a complete list of CMF-funded projects that have won a 2017 Canadian Screen Award. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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The MAC Ball 2018 Light and sheerness at the last Ball held

first_imgBall Committee members. From left to right: Marie-Josée Simard, Chairperson of the Ball Committee, Stéphanie Larivière, Violette Cohen, Nathalie Goyette, Debbie Zakaib, Nicolas Urli, Sophie Banford, Elizabeth Camiré. Absent from photo: Jean-Philippe Shoiry. Photo: Max Messier (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) Advertisement Advertisement Twitter The MAC’s imminent transformation at the heart of the festivitiesIn addition to being immersed in the night’s theme, which was a direct nod to the MAC’s transformation, guests witnessed the unveiling of the model of the MAC’s new look. Designed by the Québec architect consortium Saucier+Perrotte Architects / GLCRM & Associés Architectes, the inspiring, light-filled and relevant project will turn the Museum into a resolutely contemporary construction that is fully coherent with the Museum’s raison d’être. A major fundraising campaign organized by the MAC Foundation will soon be launched with the objective of raising $7 million.“The Ball is one of the Ball’s key events, a true celebration of modern art that contributes financially to the MAC’s activities and visibility. The 2018 edition will be remembered as a historical moment when we celebrated the Museum’s future just before its transformation and we worked together to build the MAC of tomorrow and give it even more life, relevance and vision,” said Marie-Josée Simard.“We were extremely pleased to use our know-how in experiential creation for such an important cultural institution as the MAC,” said Claudéric Saint-Amand, Bob Partner. “The Interruption experience,” he added, “was just as magnificent and innovative as the MAC’s current programming, and it allowed guests to enjoy their last moments in the MAC as they have known it.”A major financial impactEvery year, the MAC Ball, the Foundation’s main source of funding, sells out months in advance. The standout event marking the start of a new cultural year and its prominent guests help create a strong community for the MAC while building a network of patrons committed to local culture.The event allows the Foundation to contribute financially and practically to the MAC’s activities. This important contribution is used, most notably, to support the MAC’s educational activities, enrich the MAC’s Collection, extend the reach of contemporary Quebec artists and bring some of today’s leading international artists to Montreal.Supporting Québec producers and designersAs it is a major event, it was important for the MAC Ball to support Québec producers and designers. The evening’s caterer, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, under the direction of Armando Arruda, served a modern, bold and original five-course meal.The MAC Ball is known for its glamorous red carpet where all the most spectacular outfits are displayed. Several Ball guests chose to wear Québec designers this year, notably Laruelle, worn by Ball Committee members Marie-Josée Simard, Violette Cohen, Nathalie Goyette and Elizabeth Camiré. Also members of the Committee, Debbie Zakaib and Sophie Banford wore creations by Denis Gagnon.Committed volunteersOrganizing such a successful event every year would naturally be impossible without crucial help from our precious partners and the Organizing Committee that help strengthen the MAC’s philanthropic tradition and build a new community to support the museum. Putting the undeniable prestige and glamour of the event aside, the MAC Ball finds its true purpose in the generosity and commitment of the Organizing Committee’s members who give their time, talent and energy to the cause.This year’s Honorary presidents of the Ball were:France Margaret Bélanger, Executive Vice President, Commercial and Corporate Affairs, Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club, Bell Centre and evenkoÉric Bujold, President, National Bank Private Banking 1859Nathalie Goyette, Partner, Tax, PwC Law LLPThe evening’s Hosts presidents were:François Dufresne, Chairperson of the Board, MAC FoundationMarie-Josée Simard, Chairperson of the Ball Committee, MAC FoundationJohn Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator, MACThe members of the Ball Committee, which was chaired for the first time by Marie-Josée Simard, were:Sophie Banford, Executive Director and Editor, KO MédiaAnne-Marie Barnard, Director, Communications, Marketing and MAC FoundationElizabeth Camiré, LawyerViolette Cohen, volunteer tour guide, Montreal Museum of Fine ArtsNaila Del Cid, Coordinator, MAC FoundationNathalie Goyette, Partner, Tax, PwC Law LLPStéphanie Larivière, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, National BankDanièle Patenaude, Assistant Director, MAC FoundationJean-Philippe Shoiry, Head of Content Strategy and Partner, RepublikNicolas Urli, A5 Hospitality – Partner (Jatoba, Flyjin, Hà, Blumenthal, Nhau Bar)Debbie Zakaib, Executive Director, mmodeAbout the Musée d’art contemporain de MontréalLocated in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever-growing public. It is a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive Permanent Collection. Every form of expression may be featured: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the Musée also organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that increase exposure and awareness of art throughout the city and beyond.macm.orgAbout the MAC FoundationThe Foundation of the Musée d’art contemporain is dedicated to supporting the museum in its various activities, with a focus on building the collection, mounting exhibitions and maintaining educational programs. To achieve this mission, the Foundation’s mandate is to raise funds from organizations and individuals interested in promoting and preserving contemporary art from Québec, Canada and abroad. In this way, the Foundation helps raise the profile of the collection at the heart of Canada’s premier institution devoted exclusively to contemporary art.About BobFounded in 2002, Bob is a strategic and creative marketing communications agency. Bob boasts extensive expertise in shopper marketing, advertising, digital marketing, content marketing and event marketing. Bob’s major clients include l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Research Center, Danone, Déco Surfaces, Equisoft, The Lise Watier Foundation, Jean Coutu Group, Sésame Group, KPMG, Nutrisanté Laboratories, Laboratoire Suisse, Lowe’s Canada, Metro, Mouvement Desjardins, Nutrilait, Saputo, Unilever Canada, Venmar Ventilation ULC. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2018 – Nearly 800 guests from the art and business worlds gathered at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal on September 22 for the famous annual MAC Ball. With “Interruption” as its theme–a nod to the museum’s upcoming transformation that will begin in 2019–the MAC Foundation’s largest fundraising event gave guests one last chance to enjoy the museum as it currently stands.A one-of-a-kind evening filled with light and sheerness Ball Committee members. From left to right: Marie-Josée Simard, Chairperson of the Ball Committee, Stéphanie Larivière, Violette Cohen, Nathalie Goyette, Debbie Zakaib, Nicolas Urli, Sophie Banford, Elizabeth Camiré. Absent from photo: Jean-Philippe Shoiry. Photo: Max Messier (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) MAC Ball Honorary presidents. From left to right: Nathalie Goyette, Éric Bujold, France Margaret Bélanger Photo: Max Messier (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) Gilles Saucier, Architect, Head Designer of the new MAC and John Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator at the MAC, near the new MAC model. Photo: Max Messier (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) DJ Thomas H. Photo: Max Messier (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) One of the evening’s performances. Photo: Max Messier (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) Gilles Saucier, Architect, Head Designer of the new MAC and Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) Orchestrated by Marie-Josée Simard, Chairperson of the Ball Committee, and designed and staged by Bob Agency, the exclusive event immersed guests in a space where time seemed to stand still, a parallel universe drenched in light and transparency as a reflection of the new MAC’s architectural transformation.    Throughout the evening of light shows, projections and special performances, guests experienced a surreal event that was both sublime and eclectic. The colourful, mysterious and festive atmosphere was taken to a new level by an electrifying performance by Loud. Guests also danced to sets by DJ Thomas H and Nils Fluck, as well as by Alex Nevsky, who stepped into the role of DJ for a night. During the famous Ball auction, one of the event’s traditions, guests had the chance to purchase a work of art or package in support of the Foundation. The auction was made possible thanks to the generous spirit of donors, artists and MAC partners. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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ARE HOLOGRAMS THE REAL DEAL MUSICIANS CONFRONT QUESTIONS OF ETHICS QUALITY

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Jeff Healey of the Jeff Healey Band performs in New York’s Central Park on July 1, 2000. Several years ago, an Australian entertainment company suggested the two surviving members of the band reunite with a hologram of their frontman on stage. Healey died of cancer in Toronto in 2008 at age 41. (Stephen Chernin/File/Associated Press) Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img The company suggested the Canadian blues-rock outfit’s two surviving members reunite alongside a hologram of their star player, who died of cancer at age 41. It would give audiences a chance to witness Healey’s unconventional live performances, which involved him laying an electric guitar flat across his lap to play it.But Stephen was reluctant to hop on the hologram bandwagon. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Bringing back late guitarist Jeff Healey as a hologram might seem like sacrilege to many of his fans, but the possibility intrigued one of his former bandmates.Tom Stephen, one-time drummer and manager of the Jeff Healey Band, says he was of two minds when an Australian entertainment company approached him several years ago with a proposal to incorporate Healey’s likeness in a blues revue.The show was pictured as a celebration of the genre’s icons, with other names like B.B. King floated as holograms who might appear. Twitterlast_img read more

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Tyendinaga Mohawks say if police tried to remove blockade there would have

first_imgVideo: Staff Sgt. Scott Semple of the Ontario Provincial Police warns Tyendinaga Mohawks Saturday they were under investigation for mischief after blocking the Via Rail main line between Toronto and Montreal. By Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsIf police had served an emergency court order against the Mohawks of Tyendinaga Saturday, when they blocked the Via Rail main line for seven hours, the protestors would have made a point of staying longer.And if police tried to make arrests there would have been a fight.The blockade began at about 4 p.m. at the Wymans road crossing on the reserve and ended just after 11 p.m. but during that time CN Rail had obtained an emergency court injunction from a Toronto judge to have them removed.This new information comes after Justice David Brown blasted the Ontario Provincial Police Monday for not serving a court order saying “no person in Canada stands above or outside the law,” according to a court document released to the media.The order allowed for police to make arrests.Brown is the same judge who issued two court injunctions against a nearly two-week blockade of a CN spur line in Sarnia that ended Jan. 2. Those orders were ignored by Sarnia police. He was also presided over hearings involving the Occupy protests in Toronto in 2011.Police didn’t comply with the order in Tyendinaga, instead OPP Staff Sgt. Scott Semple issued a warning to protestors at about 9 p.m. that they would be investigated for criminal mischief and possibly charged if they didn’t put an end it. (See video)Semple then asked if they were going to leave and was told no but maybe later.CN asked the local sheriff to serve the court order Saturday evening but Semple said it was “too dangerous” to do so. Semple said he would serve it in the morning if the blockade hadn’t ended.APTN National News was allowed into the blockade where about two dozen people stood around fires burning on both sides of the tracks. Nothing was impeding the tracks.“We would have stayed longer. We are not going to have a judge tell us where we can stand on our own land,” said Dan Doreen, one of the protestors, Monday afternoon.The plan was always to leave around 11:30 p.m. and Dan Doreen said they would have stayed for at least another 12 hours if police served the injunction.Doreen said the blockade was to show the federal government they had the power to shut it down. They also did it to support chiefs who are going to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Friday as requested by Chief Theresa Spence who has been on a hunger strike since Dec. 11.“Now they can go into that meeting with a sense of pride instead of pity,” Doreen said Saturday.Brown said police made the wrong choice.“Such an approach by the OPP was most disappointing,” said Brown who learned his court order wasn’t served by reading media reports. Brown asked for CN to report to him Monday as to why it wasn’t then released his comments. “I do not get it.”The blockade disrupted multiple trains forcing Via Rail to transport passengers on buses around the blockade. Chief R. David Maracle told authorities the band council didn’t support the protest.It’s not the first time the Mohawks have blocked the Wymans crossing. They first did it in 2006 in support of Caledonia and the conflict there. They did it again in 2007 during the so-called national day of action when they also shut down highway 401 and highway 2 for 24 hours.Then they blocked the tracks again Dec. 30 for several hours during the busy Sunday even travel time.APTN was told they pick that location because about 170 years ago a small group of their people were threatened to be shot by the government.The injunction remains in place until Jan. 15.Kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddresslast_img read more

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RCMP release Zehaf Bibeau video but critics focus on antiterrorism bill

first_imgAPTN National NewsAll eyes were on Ottawa Friday.RCMP Comm. Bob Paulson was appearing before a Parliamentary committee examining Bill C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism laws.He brought him with a cell phone video made just before a soldier was shot and killed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.The attack led to this much criticized bill.APTN’s Annette Francis has the story.last_img

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Internal Aboriginal Affairs study calls for increased Nutrition North funding

first_img(A recent food prices protest in Nunavut. APTN/File)APTN National News OTTAWA–The federal government needs to invest more money into its Northern food subsidy program, according to an internal Aboriginal Affairs study.The study of the Nutrition North food subsidy program for isolated Northern communities was commissioned in 2012 and posted on the federal Aboriginal Affairs department’s website last week.The study found that with population levels rising at an increased pace and country food consumption dropping, the pressures on the Nutrition North program will continue to increase.“Consideration should be given to increase the funding of (Nutrition North) to meet this demand,” said the report. “(Nutrition North) should at least be indexed to inflation or to changes in costs that are major contributors to the cost of food retailing in the North.”The report also found that while Nutrition North did lower the price of the products targeted for the subsidy, the overall cost of food remains high in the North.“Is lowering prices enough for local residents who are managing their households on limited and fixed budgets? We believe the answer is ‘No,’” said the report. “Those with limited incomes are struggling, and increased efforts must be made to narrow the gap between disposable incomes and the price of a healthy food basket.”The study also found that Northern attitudes toward country food were beginning to shift. The study found that country food consumption could start dropping as younger generations were “less interested” in living off the land. The study recommended the federal department study the “Greenland model” were country food is sent “straight to local markets.”The Harper government has said it is increasing the amount of money going to Nutrition North, including an additional $11.3 million investment announced last November for the current fiscal year.The federal government has also said it will be applying a 5 per cent “escalator” to the “grants and contributions” funds given to food retailers. The escalator will see funding for Nutrition North grow from $65.2 million in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, to $68.5 million next year.In a recent report, federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson found that the federal Aboriginal Affairs department has no idea whether the food subsidy program is making nutritious and perishable food like vegetables more accessible and affordable. The department also has no clue whether northern retailers are passing on the subsidy provided by Ottawa on to mostly Indigenous Northern residents living in isolated communities, according to Ferguson.In its fall 2014 report, the Auditor General found that the department doesn’t even have a definition for affordability and never bothered to analyze the profit margins of Northern food retailers to determine whether they are making money off the subsidy or passing it on.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said the department would be implementing the report’s recommendations and retailers would be required to reveal their profit margins beginning this April.The study focused on the communities of Aklavik, NWT, Igaluit, Arviat and Igloolik in Nunavut, Garden Hill and Lac Brochet in Manitoba, Fort Severn, Ont., along with Puvirnituq and Quaqtaq in Quebec.news@aptn.ca@APTNnewslast_img read more

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RCMP charge 15yearold boy in murder of 11yearold Garden Hill First Nation

first_img(Teresa Robinson, 11, was murdered in Garden Hill First Nation and her remains were found on May 11, 2015. APTN/File)APTN National NewsManitoba RCMP said Friday a 15-year-old boy had been charged in the murder of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson whose remains were found in a northern Manitoba First Nation.Robinson’s remains were found in Garden Hill First Nation on May 11, 2015, after she had been reported missing. The young girl was last seen leaving a birthday party in the community.The RCMP charged the boy with first-degree murder.“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Teresa and we hope that this arrest can bring some closure and peace to Teresa’s family and friends,” said Staff-Sgt. Jared Hall, the officer in charge of Major Crime Services. “Our hearts go out to the community of Garden Hill First Nation and I want to thank them for their assistance during our investigation.”The male youth, who was charged Friday, cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He is from the community.During the 10-month-long investigation, the RCMP took the unusual step of requesting DNA samples from boys and men from Garden Hill.RCMP officers went door to door asking males aged between 15 and 50-years to allow a sample of their DNA to be taken by investigators.It is unclear if this tactic played into the arrest of the suspect.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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NoDAPL defenders talk about storming Cannonball ranch and why

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsTensions remain high in North Dakota a day after U.S. President Barack Obama said the Army Corps of is looking at rerouting the Dakota Access pipeline away from Standing Rock.On Thursday there was more violence as water protectors clashed with police at a private ranch near the pipeline construction site.tpimentel@aptn.caFollow @tamara_aptnlast_img

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