CFC Media Lab NFB and JustFilms Ford Foundation Partner to Present Creative

first_imgAdvertisement “The pairing of Canada’s top Indigenous talent with notable American artists from culturally diverse backgrounds will ignite a timely, new discussion on point of view and representation in a new storytelling medium,” said Anita Lee, Executive Producer, English Program (Ontario Centre) for the NFB. “The notions of ‘reality’ and ‘truth’ have never been more nuanced with the expansion of new technologies, and therefore capturing and representing ‘reality’ never more interesting, especially in the hands of artists whose voices are not often heard in the commercial industry.”OPEN IMMERSION has been designed to immerse the participants in both the theory and practice of creating immersive, interactive media and to push the creative storytelling process. The talent and project lab will engage the 12 storytellers in an inspiring and rigorous hands-on creative development process comprised of keynote presentations, case study critiques, group sessions and peer collaboration.“The OPEN IMMERSION Lab is our first foray with the National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Film Centre. Our goal is to create a corridor of opportunity for visual artists to explore VR technology as the aesthetics of this new platform are being developed,” said JustFilms Director Cara Mertes. “Even though it’s very early days for VR, we are seeing how it can give socially-engaged storytellers a powerful tool to create immersive experiences with the potential to disrupt the entrenched social narratives that contribute to inequality.”The 12 artists participating in this lab come from a variety of disciplines in film, theatre, visual art, interactive media and more. The six Canadian artists are:Scott Benesiinaabandan: An Anishinabe intermedia artist, Benesiinaabandan works primarily in photography, video, audio and printmaking, and currently is based in Montreal.Kevin Lee Burton: An award-winning director, programmer and editor, Burton is originally from God’s Lake Narrows First Nation in Manitoba, Canada.Danis Goulet: An award-winning filmmaker whose short films have screened at festivals around the world, Goulet (Cree/Metis) was born in La Ronge, Saskatchewan and now resides in Toronto.Nyla Innuksuk: A filmmaker originally from Igloolik and Iqaluit, Innuksuk is nowworking in Toronto on a variety of projects, including music videos, television series and her own documentary film about Inuit youth.Lisa Jackson: An award-winning filmmaker working in both fiction and documentary, Jacksonis Anishinaabe, has a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University, and has completed the Canadian Film Centre’s (CFC) Directors’ Lab.Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers: A Blackfoot and Sami actor, producer, filmmaker and curator from the Kainai First Nation, Tailfeathers divides her time between Vancouver, Canada, the Blood Reserve and Sami territory in Sweden.The six American artists are:Kai Lumumba Barrow: A New Orleans-based visual artist, Barrow sews together elements of interactive theatre, multimedia installation and performance to create “visual operas” that explore ideas of community, place and identity.Michaela Pilar Brown: An image and object maker, Brown is a multidisciplinary artist using photography, installation and performance.Kimi Maeda: A theatre artist based in Columbia, South Carolina, Maeda’s intimate visual performances cross disciplines and pushboundaries. Her ephemera trilogy is a collection of sand drawing and shadow performances that deals with memory, home and trans-cultural identity.Tiona McClodden: A visual artist and filmmaker, McClodden creates work that explores and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and social commentary.Jacqueline Olive: An award-winning multimedia producer and filmmaker, Olive founded Tell It Media in 2011 to create documentaries that tell nuanced stories of the people, places and cultures that make up our diverse world.RaMell Ross: A Rhode Island-based artist whose work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, Ross is currently a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and an Assistant Professor of Practice in Brown University’s Visual Arts Department. He is in production on his first feature film, Idiom (Hale County This Morning, This Evening).“The CFC Media Lab has a long history of designing and facilitating programs that offer a rigorous critique of the medium through knowledge immersion and prototyping,” said Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, CFC. “VR exists on a continuum of immersive and interactive media practices and storytelling. The participants of OPEN IMMERSION each come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines; they not only understand that continuum, but also bring their own ways of seeing and doing storytelling into VR. The results will enhance the ongoing and now-more inclusive conversation about what it means to tell an immersive and interactive story.”Read more about OPEN IMMERSION: A Virtual Reality Creative Doc Lab here.Social MediaCanadian Film Centre (CFC) Media CFC The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable organization whose mission is to invest in and inspire the next generation of world-class Canadian content creators and entrepreneurs in the screen-based entertainment industry. A significant economic and cultural driver in Canada and beyond, CFC delivers a range of multi-disciplinary programs and initiatives in film, television, music, screen acting, and digital media, which provides industry collaborations, strategic partnerships, and business and marketplace opportunities for talent and participants. For more information, visit CFC Media LabThe Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) is an internationally acclaimed digital media think tank and award-winning production facility. It provides a unique research, training and production environment for digital media content developers and practitioners, as well as acceleration programs and services for digital entertainment start-ups and related SMEs. Program participants have emerged as leaders in the world of digital media, producing groundbreaking projects and innovative, sustainable companies for the digital and virtual age. CFC Media Lab is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. For more information, visit the NFBThe NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, and groundbreaking interactive stories, installations and participatory experiences. NFB producers are deeply embedded in communities across the country, working with talented artists and creators in production studios from St. John’s to Vancouver, on projects that stand out for their excellence in storytelling, their innovation, and their social resonance. NFB productions have won over 5,000 awards, including 15 Canadian Screen Awards, 17 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access many of these works, visit or download the NFB’s apps for mobile devices and connected TV.About the Ford Foundation The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort. As part of the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression program, JustFilms funds social justice storytelling and the 21st century arts infrastructure that supports it.For 80 years the Ford Foundation has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Virtual Reality (VR) is capturing the imagination of documentary storytellers, journalists and visual artists all over the world who are eager to embrace an immersive medium that pushes new boundaries in non-fiction storytelling.To support, explore and share VR knowledge and experience, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and JustFilms | Ford Foundation have joined forces to present an innovative, experimental creative documentary lab for diverse creators from Canada and the U.S.Set to begin October 11, 2016, OPEN IMMERSION: A Virtual Reality Creative Doc Lab will bring together six Indigenous Canadian artists and six artists from the American South in CFC and NFB spaces in Toronto. Together, they will explore the possibilities of VR as a new storytelling platform. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Taapsee wants to learn pole dancing from Jacqueline

first_imgMumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu says she wants to learn pole dancing from her “Judwaa 2” co-star Jacqueline Fernandez. She said this on talk show “Feet up with the Stars Season 2”, presented by Voot Originals and hosted by celebrity stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania, read a statement. Asked what would she do if Jacqueline was her neighbour, Taapsee said: “I think we’ll be working out together, she works out really crazy.” “I don’t mind learning pole dancing from her. I know I’ll be horrible at it but I really want to work out with her,” she added. The actress wants to be filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s best friend. “I want to be his best friend and tag along to fancy Hollywood parties. It is my ultimate desire to attend Hollywood parties,” she said. Taapsee worked with Kashyap in “Manmarziyaan” and is working with him again in a supernatural thriller. At the moment, Taapsee is busy with “Saand Ki Aankh”, which also features Bhumi Pednekar. It is based on old sharpshooters — Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar. Chandro, 87, and Prakashi, 82, are from Uttar Pradesh’s Johri village and reportedly took up sharpshooting in their 50s. Chandro, fondly called shooter ‘dadi’, is among the world’s oldest female sharpshooters. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, “Saand Ki Aankh” also features Prakash Jha and Vicky Kadian in pivotal roles.last_img read more

Newt Gingrich Propose Ban on Muslims in the United Sates Who

By Sekar KrisnauliRabat – Former Speaker of the House of the United States News Gingrich has called to deport everyone in America with a Muslim background who believes in sharia law following the attack in Nice that killed 84 people, The Washington Post reported.“We should frankly test every person here [in the U.S.A.] who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in sharia they should be deported,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the Post reported. Gingrich told Hannity that sharia law is incompatible with western civilization. He also suggested that mosques in the United States need to be monitored.“Modern Muslims who have given up sharia – glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to thave them next door,” Gingrich was reported as saying.Gingrich’s proposal made no distinction between U.S. citizens and noncitizens and would violate law that condemn discrimination on the basis of religion, entanglement by the government in religion, and restrictions on freedom of expression of belief, such as scores of First Amendment-based Supreme Court rulings and civil rights law.“These people [Muslims who believe in sharia] are opposed to our way of life, they are opposed to our value system, they are opposed to our various religions,” Gingrich was reported as saying. “The yare opposed to the whole concept of freedom…” read more

50000th Myanmar refugee leaves Thailand for new life in US UN reports

An ethnic Karenni schoolteacher is the 50,000th refugee from Myanmar sheltering in Thailand who has left to begin a new life in the United States, marking a milestone for the world’s largest resettlement operation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) announced today.Since 1996, Plu Reh had been living in the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp – where he had taught primary school – in northern Thailand since 1996. Along with his wife and 2-year-old daughter, he left Bangkok this morning on a 28-hour journey that will ultimately take him to Camden, New Jersey.Before departing, he “spoke optimistically to our staff about the opportunities in the United States for a good education for his daughter and for further education for himself and his wife,” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler said.Resettlement from the nine refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border began in 2004, but picked up pace in early 2005 when the US offered homes to the uprooted.“For refugees around the world, return to their home country is usually the preferred option,” Mr. Spindler said.But most of the Myanmar refugees, most of whom had been for over two decades in Thailand where they are not allowed to settle permanently, do not see any chance of returning to their home country.“So for them, resettlement in a third country is the best option,” the UNHCR spokesperson said, expressing gratitude to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden for offering refugees a chance to restart their lives.Currently, 112,000 registered Myanmar refugees live in the nine camps, and the agency expects to resettle a further 6,000-7,000 this year. 30 June 2009An ethnic Karenni schoolteacher is the 50,000th refugee from Myanmar sheltering in Thailand who has left to begin a new life in the United States, marking a milestone for the world’s largest resettlement operation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) announced today. read more

Human rights activist Vijay Nagaraj dies in car accident

In a press release on Friday, MKSS said, “Exhaustion got the better of him and his car ran into a truck before falling into a nearby water body in the early hours of this morning, resulting in his untimely death”. Nagaraj was a part of the struggle for the Right to Information. He left MKSS to work for Amnesty India, Human Rights in Geneva and with TISS Mumbai in various capacities. He rejoined MKSS in 1999, and was part of the group that organized several public hearings. He also was closely engaged in the process that saw people associated with MKSS contest panchayat elections. Vijay Nagaraj, 44, former director of Amnesty International-India, who joined Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan in Rajasthan in 1995 as a fresh graduate from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, died in an accident while driving to Batticaloa from Colombo in Sri Lanka on Friday, the Times of India reported.Nikhil Dey of MKSS said, “He was in Sri Lanka for about 10 years, working on human rights issues as head of research of the Law and Society Club.” “The news of his death comes as a huge shock and setback to those of us who have worked with him. We wish his family courage in this difficult hour,” MKSS said. Nagaraj is survived by his parents, a sister and brother. The family is based in Bangalore. read more

UN official encourages Kyrgyzstan to tackle causes of 2010 intercommunal violence

Hundreds of people were left dead or injured by the clashes that began in June 2010 between ethnic Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks. The violence also displaced 400,000 people within the country and into Uzbekistan.During his meetings earlier this week in the capital, Bishkek, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonovic encouraged efforts to address underlying causes of potential instability, including those that triggered the violence in 2010. “I emphasized that these efforts need to be anchored in full respect for human rights, justice and accountability, irrespective of the ethnicity of perpetrators,” he said in a statement issued to the media today. In that context, he also raised concerns over fair trials, with reference to some specific cases. Mr. Šimonovic said he was able to appreciate the challenges faced by Kyrgyzstan in its state building and transition towards long-term stability, peace and economic prosperity, against the background of the complexities of the region and the global economic crisis. While welcoming ongoing legislative reforms, he stressed the need to ensure that laws, policies and practices are implemented in line with Kyrgyzstan’s international obligations and its Constitution.Among other concerns, the Assistant Secretary-General highlighted the issue of violence against women, especially ‘bride abductions’ – conducted against the will of the abducted girls – which, according to the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), lead to one-third of marriages in the country. At the same time, he said he was impressed by the “vibrant and robust” civil society in Kyrgyzstan, adding that the democratic space and the enjoyment of fundamental freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, religion and belief should continue to widen. “I underlined that legitimate security and counter-terrorism concerns and measures should not be undertaken to the detriment of these fundamental rights.”As part of his regional visit, Mr. Šimonovic spent time yesterday in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he met with a range of representatives, including Government officials. “I appreciated the awareness of top Government officials of the challenges and shortcomings in the area of human rights,” he stated. “They recognized that there is a long way to go and that human rights and the rule of law are essential in the process of building a democratic state, achieving economic development and consolidating peace and stability following the end of the civil war in 1997.”He discussed at length the problem of torture, and was granted, at short notice, a visit to a prison on the outskirts of Dushanbe. “I highlighted the importance of allowing access for the ICRC [the International Committee of the Red Cross] to all places of detention and of ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture to provide for independent monitoring of all places of deprivation of liberty.” He also welcomed preparations towards the abolition of the death penalty, following the progressive reduction in the number of criminal offences with capital punishment and the moratorium introduced in 2004. In all his meetings, Mr. Šimonovic raised the issue of empowering women, and in particular concerns about violence against them. He called for strengthening the participation of women in the police force and as prosecutors, while noting that, more broadly, increased representation of women in public life would enhance the visibility and role of women in society. “My overall impression is that significant effort is ongoing in bringing national legislation in line with international human rights standards. Implementation is now key, as is coordination among national and international partners.”He added that at a time when Tajikistan is discussing its potential membership in the UN Human Rights Council, the Government needs to make additional progress to improve the human rights situation in the country. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) remains committed to continuing to support these efforts.Mr. Šimonovic’s visit to Central Asia will also include stops in Turkmenistan from 24 to 25 May and Uzbekistan from 26 to 29 May. read more

CP NewsAlert Ticats name Steinauer head coach Jones takes on associate role

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are promoting Orlondo Steinauer to head coach and making June Jones the team’s associate head coach and offensive co-ordinator.Jones guided the team to an 8-10 record in the regular season.The Tiger-Cats finished second in the East and reached the division final before falling to Ottawa.The 45-year-old Steinauer served as an assistant under Jones this past season.The CFL team confirmed Steinauer’s return last week but did not say what his position would be.Steinauer, a five-time all-star over his 13-year CFL playing career, first turned to coaching in 2010 as a defensive backs coach with the Toronto Argonauts.More coming.The Canadian Press read more

Woman arrested over Brigid Bernadette Cash death released without charge

first_imgA WOMAN WHO was arrested by gardaí investigating the suspected murder of Brigid Bernadette Cash this week has been released without charge.The woman was arrested last Thursday in connection with the discovery of the 20-year-old mother-of-one’s body at a house near Blanchardstown in west Dublin.Cash’s body was found just before 11am on Thursday morning when gardaí were called to the house on Warrenstown Walk after being alerted by members of Dublin Fire Brigade.The woman in her 20s was arrested later that day and held for questioning at Blanchardstown Garda station.She has now been released without charge. Gardaí are continuing their investigation.last_img read more

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first_imgUpper Wind River — Trace of snow at Government Mineral Springs. Three to four inches of compact snow at Koshko, McClellan Meadows and Lone Butte sno-parks.Mount Adams — No snow at Pineside or SnowKing sno-parks. Trace of snow at Smith Butte, Atkisson and Flattop sno-parks.The automated site at Surprise Lakes, elevation 4,290 feet, reports 13 inches.Mount St. Helens — No report. The automated site at June Lake, elevation 3,440 feet, reports 6 inches of snow.last_img

Tim Watts No Longer at Magic Baltimore 959 FM

first_imgTim Watts was an on-air personality at Magic 95.9 for 17 years. (Facebook photo)Tim Watts and Lorraine ‘Lolo’ Milliner, both long-time radio personalities for Magic Baltimore 95.9 FM, have been suddenly let go by the station according to statements posted on their respective Facebook pages. Watts’ statement suggested that his age was behind his having been let go, as the station seemed to be moving towards attracting a younger audience.“Well family, I just got back from vacation only to find that I am now on permanent vacation,” read Watts’s Facebook statement, in part. “Nojoke, I was called into the conference room and told this was my last day at Radio one. So this brings to an end 17 years at 95.9 . . . I guess the age of the listener they need to attract stayed the same. But my age kept going up. . . . I’ve got nothing bad to say about Radio One. They’ve always been very good to me. I would have liked to been able to say good bye on the air.”Similarly, Milliner wrote, in part, “Radio One let me go today after 22 years on the air. . . . I thank Radio One for the opportunity. It has truly been a blessing. I know God has a plan.”The AFRO has reached out to both Watts and Milliner, but both indicated that they were not prepared to comment publicly at this time. Watts’ Facebook statement suggested he might retire and joked he might be “sold for stud.” Milliner’s Facebook statement indicated she would now turn her focus to serving her community, the U.S. Virgin Islands, from which she hails.Online, fans expressed support for the radio personalities, thanking and encouraging them through comments on their respective Facebook posts. Valarie M. Jackson-Saunders commented on Watts’ page that she wished the radio station had handled the situation differently, while Michael-Alan Goodwin responded to Watts post, saying “[I] salute you for handling this situation with the utmost of class. You ARE a real class act.”Sandra Levin Setorie commented on Milliner’s post, saying, “Sorry to hear this LoLo. It’s not just Radio One’s loss, it [sic] a huge loss to the B’more community and diaspora. The wonderful thing is, there’s more to life post Radio One.”The AFRO reached out to Magic 95.9 for comment, but received no response prior to publication.last_img read more

Steamboy its like a PS Vita but for Steam games

first_imgThere is a lot of skepticism surrounding the introduction of Steam Machines for playing PC games. After all, they are just PCs setup to access Steam in Big Picture mode. Will gamers choose to buy one over a normal PC?But what if a Steam Machine offered something a PC couldn’t? The Steamboy does just that, and may end up being the most compelling version of a Steam Machine because it adds portability into the mix.As you can see, it’s like a PS Vita, but for PC games. This isn’t how the final unit will look, but hopefully the combination of 2 touchpads/thumbsticks, 8 face buttons, and 4 shoulder triggers will make it to the final build.The team behind the Steamboy have confirmed that obviously there will be a performance trade off compared to a Steam Machine due to how small the device is. However, we should still expect a quad-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB of storage space supplemented by a memory card slot. The display will be a 5-inch 16:9 touchscreen.So while it probably won’t play the latest games too well, Steamboy should be ideal for playing hundreds, if not thousands of games that don’t push today’s hardware to its limit. Support for WiFi and 3G will also make it possible to use the Steamboy without needing a link with a PC. We just need to hope battery life is decent and it’s easy to hook it up to a big screen TV.The Steamboy project team is aiming for a release next year, which may end up coinciding with the official launch of the already announced Steam Machines. And I am actually more excited about this device than Steam Machines because of the gaming-on-the-go aspect it introduces for PC games.last_img read more

National Bank of Greece calls for Eurobank merger

first_img Sponsored Stories Top Stories Greek banks are under pressure to merge after experiencing severe damage from the three-year-old financial crisis and a major write-down in the country’s debt earlier this year.“Today’s public offer aims to create a broader banking group in Greece that will … stabilize the Greek banking system and provide the necessary financing to support Greece’s economic recovery,” NBG chairman George Zannias said in a statement.NBG said that together, the two lenders would have deposits of (EURO)87.9 billion ($114.3 billion), loans of (EURO)109.7 billion ($142.6 billion) and a network of 925 branches in Greece.Earlier Friday, Greek stock market authorities temporarily suspended trading in the two banks following media reports that a merger was possible.Anticipation of a deal fuelled a strong rally on the Athens stock market, with the benchmark general share index closing 5.05 percent up. The bank sector posted gains of nearly 10 percent.Shortly before the decision, NBG and Eurobank shares were up 4.5 and 5.5 percent, respectively.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project ATHENS, Greece (AP) – National Bank of Greece, the debt-crippled country’s biggest lender by assets, on Friday announced a public offer to merge with its largest domestic competitor, Eurobank.NBG said in a statement that the proposal called for Eurobank shareholders to receive 58 new shares for every 100 that they own. Eurobank CEO Nikolaos Nanopoulos said his bank’s board would examine the proposal “in a constructive spirit.” 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistcenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top holiday drink recipes Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more

TTF call for PMC review

first_imgThe Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) has called for a review of the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) in order to evaluate its impact on Australia’s travel industry. Despite the tourism industry’s positive reaction, the TTF believes further assessment is required. The federal government has committed to freezing the PMC at AU$55 for the full term of the current parliament, as part of the Coalition’s pre-election guarantees. Australia’s PMC is the second highest departure tax in the developed world. The PMC will net the government AU$890 million this financial year, while expenditure on passenger facilitation at international airports will only total AU$233 million.center_img Source = ETB News: P.T. “The PMC is a burden for international visitors that adds significantly to airfares, especially for budget-conscious leisure travellers from short-haul markets,” TTF chief executive Ken Morrison said. “The tax is poorly-designed, with the flat levy hitting the most price-sensitive visitors hardest, running contrary to efforts to attract more leisure visitors from markets in Asia,” Mr Morrison said.last_img read more

Diko coldcalling in hot water data watchdog also a victim

first_imgDIKO leader Nicolas Papadopoulos’ presidential campaign may find itself in hot water as the office of the Personal Data Commissioner investigates complaints from several citizens who received calls inviting them to attend a protest against the 1974 Turkish invasion on Thursday, at which the presidential hopeful will be the main speaker, it was reported on Wednesday.According to daily Politis, dozens of people claiming to have received such calls from the Papadopoulos campaign said that they never consented to receiving calls or other promotional material regarding its activities.But while the campaign claims all calls made by its call centre are to random telephone numbers, several complainants have reported that they were addressed by the caller by name, suggesting use of contact lists containing personal data.In fact, Politis said, even data commissioner Irene Loizidou-Nicolaidou herself was contacted by the campaign in order to attend the event.“They may not use a database that does not belong to them,” she told Politis.“For instance, if they use other parties’ contact lists without explicit consent from the people they are calling.”Penalties for such offences include a warning, a fine, or even, if neither measure works, shutting down the call centre.The protest, for which the Papadopoulos campaign has launched a no-holds-barred promotional blitz, is organised by the three parties supporting his candidacy –Diko, socialists Edek and the Solidarity movement.Meanwhile, a string of other events in protest of the 1974 invasion are also being planned for Thursday.The presidency is holding an event at the gardens of the Presidential Palace at 8.45pm, featuring a speech by President Nicos Anastasiades to be followed by a concert.Another protest will be staged by the Kyrenia refugees association (Adouloti Kerynia) at the end of Nicosia’s Ledra street, scheduled for 7pm, with speeches from Paphos bishop Georgios and academic Christodoulos Yiallourides.Earlier, at 6.45pm, Edek’s youth wing is holding a march starting at the Doros Loizou bust near the Ochi square in downtown Nicosia.Far-right party Elam has announced an anti-occupation and anti-federation protest on Thursday at the Ledra Palace crossing point in Nicosia’s buffer zone.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Reuters Organisers said on Tuesday they had no “specific intelligence” of any threats to the Games but authorities remain on high alert in the glitzy coastal strip where over 600,C.Jenny AndersonFilmMagic/Getty ImagesBooksWill Millennials Start Running for OfficeSarah BegleyFeb 09 2017IdeasSarah Begley is a staff writer for TIMEFor years most millennials have avoided running for public office But contrary to popular stereotypes it was not because the generation born between 1982 and 2002 didn’t care about changing the world; it was because they cared too much — or so argues Shauna L Shames a Rutgers political-science professor who surveyed dozens of students at places like the Kennedy School of Government for her new book Out of the RunningDespite the election of President Obama who drew heavy millennial support most young people saw politics as all partisan infighting no progress As a result they opted for careers in NGOs community organizing or appointed office where they felt they could get more done But there are signs the tides are turning Shames cites the rise of Bernie Sanders as proof millennials will "work within the political system when properly inspired" And if the recent anti-Trump protests are any indication that inspiration may be coming in spadesOn June 13 2011 a colleague of former IRS official Lois Lerner sent out a blast email of the sort familiar to many office workers: “Lois’ hard drive has crashed on her computer and will be without email” the message read according to documents released last week by the IRS But if computer crashes are common in the modern workplace this particular one is getting the attention of Congressional investigators looking into Lerner’s role in alleged politically motivated scrutiny of right-wing political organizations by the IRS That’s because in an age where every teenager is taught that sent emails live forever somewhere in the electronic ether Lerner’s hard-drive crash apparently managed to obliterate all record of her written electronic communications from Jan 1 2009 to April 2011 with anyone outside the IRS That fact reported Friday by the IRS to Congress has infuriated Republicans in the Senate and House “Todays admission by the IRS that they cannot produce Lois Lerners emails is an outrageous impediment to our investigation” the Senate Finance Committee’s top Republican Orrin Hatch said in a statement released Friday “Even more egregious is the fact we are learning about this a full year after our initial request to provide the Committee with any and all documents relating to our investigation” Hatch said Now Hatch and his GOP counterpart in the House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp are demanding even more digging for emails on the Administration’s part On Monday Camp wrote President Obama to request any emails Lerner sent to anyone at the White House during the period covered by her hard-drive crash; and he similarly requested any emails she sent to Treasury Justice the EPA the Federal Election Commission and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration In the normal course of government business it would be unusual for a midlevel bureaucrat at the IRS would be in touch with the executive office of the President But then in the normal course of business it would be unusual for a hard-drive crash to wipe all records of emails ever sent from the computer anywhere The IRS explained the developments in its Friday letter to Congress by saying that before 2013 the agency’s policy was to daily back up emails on tapes that were saved for six months and then over-written Josh Earnest the incoming White House press secretary on Monday called speculation of foul play “indicative of the kinds of conspiracy that are propagated around this story” Democrats say the GOP’s attempt to find a political motivation in the IRS’s handling of applications for non-profit status from right wing groups is itself a politically motivated enterprise by Republicans seeking to rile up their base ahead of midterm elections The Democrats point to a May 2013 email from the head of investigations for the IRS inspector general’s office to colleagues finding “there was no indication” that the slow down in processing Tea Party non-profit applications “was politically motivated” Republicans are having none of it Wrote Camp to Obama on Monday: “We are simply not going to accept the IRS claim that these documents are not recoverable We will demand the President live up to his promise to work “hand in hand” with Congress to get the facts He can do so by quickly ordering his White House and key agencies to immediately conduct an exhaustive search for all Lois Lerner emails There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by an independent special investigator" With additional reporting by Zeke Miller / Washington Contact us at editors@timecomRemember the bizarre story of Sahar Tabar the Angelina Jolie lookalike who reportedly spent gajillions on plastic surgery to look like the Hollywood starCredit: Sahar Tabar/InstagramIn the least surprising twist of the century that all turned out to be a massive hoax but in spite of that it seems the Iranian teenager still isnt bothered about laying low But rather than channelling her inner Jolie this time shes opted for something a little more seasonal having shared a spooky Halloween look – which isnt actually a far cry from Johnny Depps Mad Hatter when you think about it In the lead-up to Halloween she posted a video of her hanging out in a dustbin wearing a huge orange wig creepy makeup and coloured contact lensesSure it looks a bit scary but it seems kind of tame compared to the looks she was rocking this time last yearTabar made headlines when rumours started doing that rounds that shed had over 50 operations to look like actress Angelina JolieIt was also believed that shed shed 80 lbs in order to maintain a weight of 88 lbsAfter garnering hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram thanks to her baffling photos people started saying that her extreme look was actually the result of makeup and photoshopping – with many noting the blurry smudged backgrounds in each snap Eventually she fessed up telling Russian news outlet Sputnik that she doctored the nightmare-inducing photos as a way to amuse herself She said: "Now I can see that I have something in common with (Angelina Jolie) but I amuse myself and to look like someone is not my goal"In one Instagram post she also wrote: "Hello relatively dear followers the picture that youre scrutinising even though I didnt like it I kept it in . I must say I only had [indeterminate number of] surgery not 50 surgeries and foreign sites and channels were very biased in the way they talked about my photos "I thought these people are probably living in the 18th century and they havent seen or heard of technology or makeup and they are really surprised"The fact that she managed to spook so many internet users is impressive though lets face it Wonder if anyones going to be dressing up as her on 31 October. Featured Image Credit: Sahar Tabar/Instagram Topics: NewsWith desperation and anger deepening among migrants escaping conflict and poverty hundreds broke out of a Hungarian camp and others set off on foot from Budapest hoping to find sanctuary in northern EuropeIn neighboring Austria police said the driver of a truck found abandoned last week with the bodies of 71 migrants in the back was among a group of people arrested in HungaryDozens more narrowly avoided death by using a crowbar to escape from another truck owned by the same Bulgarian man they saidMore than 300000 people have crossed to Europe by sea so far this year and more than 2600 have died doing so Many of those making the voyage are refugees from the civil war in Syria now in its fifth yearIn the latest report of deaths at sea about 30-40 people drowned in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya after a dinghy carrying 120-140 Somalis Sudanese and Nigerians deflated causing panic on board the International Organization for Migration reportedIn the Syrian town of Kobani 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi was laid to rest alongside his mother and 5-year-old brother at the "Martyr’s Cemetery" in the predominantly Kurdish community near the Turkish borderImages of the tiny body of Aylan washed up on a beach near the Turkish resort of Bodrum gave a human face to the high death toll and prompted a global outpouring of sympathy this week He drowned with his brother Galip his mother and at least nine others while trying to cross in two small boats to the Greek island of Kos just a few kilometers awayWhile pressure is rising on European governments to tackle the crisis more effectively the boys’ weeping father Abdullah Kurdi called on countries closer to home to act"I want Arab governments – not European countries – to see (what happened to) my children and because of them to help people" he said in footage posted online by a local radio stationThe head of the United Nations’ refugee agency Antonio Guterres called on Friday for the European Union to mobilize its "full force" to help the migrantsAIR FOR ONLY 90 MINUTESHungary has become a major flashpoint of the crisis as the main entry point for migrants who reach the EU overland across the Balkan peninsula bound for richer countries further north and west particularly Germany In Austria police said the 71 dead migrants found alongside a motorway near the Hungarian border last week were Syrian Iraqi and Afghan nationals but not a single one of them had been identified They included a baby girl her brother two other children and eight womenThere was enough air inside the truck for no more than 90 minutes and the people appeared to have slowly lost consciousness suffocating before they crossed from Hungary The driver was among five people arrested in Hungary they addedIn southern Hungary police gave chase as about 300 migrants fled the crowded reception center in Roszke on the border with Serbia Another 2300 migrants still inside were threatening to break out too and the MTI state news agency said dozens more had fled a second camp west of Budapest in the town of BicskeHungary says it is enforcing EU rules that it must register all migrants caught crossing its borders but thousands are refusing and demand they be allowed to continue their journey to western Europe Germany has said it will let Syrians register for asylum regardless of where they entered the EU causing confusion among neighboring countries who have alternated between letting them through and stopping themIn Bicske around 500 migrants were spending a second day stranded on a train at the local railway station refusing the demands of riot police that they disembark and go to a nearby migrant reception center"No camp No Hungary Freedom train” someone had written with shaving foam on the side of the train Sanitary conditions were deteriorating fast in the late summer heatThe UN refugee chief’s appeal contrasted with the tough line from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban who warned about the consequences of "a mass inflow of people" which he said could possibly number tens of millionsGuterres said the EU needed to help more migrants enter legally and provide about 200000 relocation places according to a preliminary estimate as well as provide more support to countries under pressure such as Greece Italy and Hungary"It now has no other choice but to mobilize full force around this crisis The only way to solve this problem is for the Union and all member states to implement a common strategy based on responsibility solidarity and trust" Guterres saidNO OTHER CHANCEOnly a few days after Aylan Kurdi and his family set off on their fatal voyage more Syrian refugees were planning the same crossing to the Greek island of Kos"We saw the picture of the baby (but) we have no other chance" said 36-year old Abdulmenem Alsatouf a father of three who once ran a supermarket in the Syrian city of IdlibHungary’s parliament passed a series of laws on Friday to control the flow of migrants into the country giving police more authority and setting out strict punishments including prison terms for illegal border crossingThe arrival of so many migrants has polarized Europe causing outpourings of sympathy but also fuelling the rise of populist political parties who say the continent has no room for more people and could see its cultures diluted"The reality is that Europe is threatened by a mass inflow of people Many tens of millions of people could come to Europe" Orban said before Hungary’s new laws were passed"Now we talk about hundreds of thousands but next year we will talk about millions and there is no end to this""All of a sudden we will see that we are in a minority in our own continent" Orban told public radioWith the pressure growing British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country would take "thousands more" refugees from Syria Until now Britain has taken in only comparatively small numbers of Syrian refugees drawing criticism at home and 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