Tix Now Available for 2 By Tennessee Williams

first_img Tickets are now on sale to see Kathryn Luce Garfunkel (The Fantastiks) in 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Kingdom of Earth. Helmed by Marilyn Fried, the pair of one-act plays will run for a limited engagement July 9 through September 4. Opening night is scheduled for July 15 at St. Luke’s Theatre.In 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, after Jake, a shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner, burns down rival Silva Vicarro’s mill, Vicarro attempts to enact vengeance by seducing Flora, Jake’s delicate young wife.In Kingdom of Earth, a flood is surging in the Mississippi Delta, and Chicken’s property is only safe until ole man Sikes down the road dynamites his levee to save himself. While Chicken waits alone in his kitchen for the inevitable blast, he receives an unexpected visit from his dying half-brother, Lot, and Lot’s wife of but one day, Myrtle. Leaving Lot upstairs to rest, Chicken assesses Myrtle as a potential threat to his inheritance of the estate, currently under Lot’s name. Chicken and Myrtle find common ground but not even footing in their similar experiences of the inescapable hardness of the world – two “lost, sinful, puzzled” souls falling into a familiar power dynamic and bracing themselves as the waters rise.The cast will also include Anthony Alessandro, Jim Biberi and Mike Keller.2 By Tennessee Williams will feature sets by Meagan Parker, lighting by Tim Secrest and John B. Forbes, costumes by Hunter Dowell and sound by Jessica and Jennifer Davison. Related Shows ‘2 By Tennessee Williams’ View Commentscenter_img 2 By Tennessee Williams Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

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Joint Ophthalmologic Surgeries Restore Sight of Dominicans

first_imgBy Dialogo November 17, 2010 how terrible This. Work. Is. Very. Important As part of a yearly cooperative program between the U.S. Army and the Dominican Armed Forces, a mission of U.S. Army specialized ophthalmologists from the Madigan Army Medical Center joined ophthalmologists from the Dominican Republic’s Armed Forces Central Hospital to provide free surgeries to low-income patients suffering from eye diseases throughout September and October 2010. Taking into account the high incidences of eye diseases common to each region, some 650 patients were selected from distant towns across the country to undergo surgeries for cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus and retinal ailments. The original mission set a goal of 450 surgeries in approximately 15 days, but was open to keep operating any additional low-income patients who showed up for evaluations after the designated period, said a press release from the Armed Forces Central Hospital. Refractive Ophthalmology Surgeon Cnl. Wellington Mateo, chief resident of ophthalmology at the Central Hospital, coordinated the joint mission with Lt. Cnl. John Thordsen, Vitreo-Retinal Ophthalmology Surgeon at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. “The patients are sought out and taken from their towns with Armed Forces resources for the effort to be done every year on a similar date, thanks to an agreement with the U.S. Army,” said Mateo, according to DominicanToday.com. All surgeries were carried out by teams of Dominican and U.S. Army doctors who worked together and simultaneously in five surgical units at the Armed Forces Central Hospital. In addition to helping low-income patients, local ophthalmology schools were invited to watch the procedures live as part of a continued education commitment by the Ophthalmology Residency program in Santo Domingo. In order to support the global initiative to prevent avoidable blindness “Vision 20/20: the right to sight” set forth by the WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), both hospitals joined in 1999 to work with local programs designed to prevent avoidable visual handicaps. The joint mission was supported by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, the Joint Chief of Staff of the National Army, representatives of CDN-Multimedios del Caribe media group, which hosts a radio program called “La Consulta Médica”, and by the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo.last_img read more

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Rocky debut doesn’t stop Dodgers from getting Dennis Santana his first MLB win

first_imgThough he would leave the game in the bottom of the inning, Santana was still the pitcher of record when the Dodgers took the lead. They absorbed a solo home run by Nolan Arenado before Roberts asked closer Kenley Jansen to rescue a spent bullpen and get a four-out save for the first time this season.Related Articles Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Santana’s pitching debut might have been rocky. But he still had plenty to smile about.He had the big hit in a three-run fourth inning – a two-run double with the bases loaded in his first major-league plate appearance. Signed as a shortstop, the teenaged Santana hit .198 in 56 games at shortstop in the Dominican Summer League, prompting a move to the mound. Since becoming a pitcher, he is 4 for 11 with a home run in Double-A last year.When he relates the story of his first big-league game in years to come, Santana said the double will be the headliner.“That’s the first thing I’m going to say,” he said.But the Dodgers promoted Santana for his pitching – and to plug the gaping hole in their rotation at least for one night. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig warms up before the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor watches his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Brooks Pounders during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, CO – JUNE 1: Starting pitcher Scott Alexander #75 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers to home plate during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Scott Alexander watches a throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson watches a throw to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor follows the flight of his triple off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, left, slides safely into third base with a triple as Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado waits for the throw during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, CO – JUNE 1: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides past Chris Iannetta #22 of the Colorado Rockies to score during the first inning at Coors Field on June 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is congratulated by teammates as he returns to the dugout after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez connects for an RBI-triple off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Scott Alexander during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez dives into third base with an RBI-triple off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Scott Alexander during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu follows through on an RBI-single off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana throws to the plate during the second inning of Friday’s game against the Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon follows through on a two-run triple off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dennis Santana watches his two-run double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dennis Santana gestures to the dugout after hitting a two-run double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward, left, congratulates Dennis Santana, who drove in two runs with a double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson reacts after giving up a two-run double to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dennis Santana during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp reels back after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Colorado Rockies reliever Scott Oberg during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, front, drops to the dirt after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Colorado Rockies reliever Scott Oberg, next to catcher Chris Iannetta during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana throws to the plate during the second inning of Friday’s game against the Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe watches his RBI sacrifice fly off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig dives into third base but is tagged out on the back end of a double play hit into by Joc Pederson during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. The Dodgers won 11-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, CO – JUNE 1: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his two run home run during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Rusin during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. The Dodgers won 11-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies reliever Chris Rusin during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. The Dodgers won 11-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies reliever Chris Rusin during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. The Dodgers won 11-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, CO – JUNE 1: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated at home plate by Austin Barnes #15 after hitting a two run home run as Chris Iannetta #22 of the Colorado Rockies adjusts his glove during the ninth inning at Coors Field on June 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. The Dodgers won 11-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig warms up before the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor watches his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Brooks Pounders during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NextShow Caption1 of 29Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor watches his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Brooks Pounders during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ExpandDENVER — Well, a guy named after Dennis Rodman ought to know about rebounding.The Dodgers’ plan to ease Dennis Santana into his major-league debut didn’t go as smoothly as they hoped. But Coors Field is in its 24th season of making a nightly mockery of the best-laid pitching plans – even of the home team.The Dodgers erased an early deficit with nine runs from the fourth inning on, beating the Colorado Rockies 11-8 Friday night – and making a winner of Santana despite his flush new career ERA of 12.27.“It was beautiful being able to run out of the bullpen and face these batters that I’ve only seen on TV,” Santana said through an interpreter, smiling broadly. “It was a great experience.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“It’s survival of the fittest,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of playing baseball’s mile-high club here. “You can never just kind of script out a game here in this ballpark.”That didn’t stop the Dodgers from trying.Rather than throw Santana to the Coors Field cruelties right out of the gate, the Dodgers used lefty reliever Scott Alexander as an “opener” – the latest innovation in baseball’s think-outside-the-box information age. Alexander faced six batters and gave up an RBI triple to Carlos Gonzalez before handing off to Santana in the second inning.“I was in the bullpen (warming up) and I was seeing all these balls being hit,” Santana said of a first inning that featured triples by Chris Taylor and Gonzalez and a home run by Matt Kemp. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, the balls are going all over the place.’”They kept going all night. Santana retired the first batter he faced but none of the next four. He gave up a double to Chris Iannetta, hit the opposing pitcher (Tyler Anderson), gave up an RBI single to D.J. LeMahieu (who had four hits in his first game back from a thumb injury) and then a two-run triple to Charlie Blackmon.The butterflies settled after that and things went better for Santana. But he still gave up five runs in 3-2/3 innings.Coors Field has always been able to forgive such indiscretions. The Dodgers and Rockies swapped the lead until the Dodgers pounded Rockies reliever Brooks Pounders for four runs in the sixth and took the lead for good.Taylor’s three-run home run was the decisive hit in that inning. Justin Turner doubled and scored a run as well. Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Yasiel Puig gave him a cushion with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth. It was Puig’s fourth hit on a night that saw his average for the season make a 20-point jump into respectability (.247).“He competed tonight,” Roberts said of Puig, who is 19 for 58 (.324) with six home runs since his return from the DL in early May. “When Yasiel is competing on every at-bat and trying to win pitches, he’s as good as anyone. It’s just trying to tap into the mindset and keep him consistent.”Even with Puig’s homer, the Dodgers had to white-knuckle it to the end. Jansen gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying run at the plate before closing it out.“I was ready for it. Mentally I was ready for it,” Jansen said of the four-out call. “It was just a tough day. I’m not trying to make an excuse. It just comes with Colorado. It’s tough to pitch here. You have to stay mentally strong.” Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense last_img read more

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Officials break ground for national football center

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Galanza proud to hard work finally paying off for Lady Falcons E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Read Next The 2-hectare lot where the field sits was provided by the Manila Jockey Club Inc.“This is a great moment for those who love football,” said Araneta. “Our dream is to have a national football center, which our national team players can call home. We thank Fifa for funding and the MJC for their magnificent generosity in making the site available for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary CARMONA, Cavite—The first phase in the development of a national football center was unveiled yesterday with the International Football Federation (Fifa) officially turning over the artificial turf to the Philippine Football Federation at San Lazaro Leisure Park here.Fifa council member Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, who is also president of the PFF, turned over the Fifa-funded project to PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes in a ceremony attended by several Asian Football Confederation and Asean Football Federation officials.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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China’s Xi: 2022 Winter Games will be green, inclusive, open

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, left, talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country is well on track to deliver a “spectacular” 2022 Winter Olympic Games.China’s government was firmly committed to staging the games with a “green, inclusive, open, and corruption-free approach,” Xi told IOC President Thomas Bach on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting After being rejected in yet another public vote, the IOC is down to two candidates to host the 2026 Games — Stockholm, and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo. Both of those bidders also have issues , and organizers are scrambling to give the next available Winter Games to one of them before either bid gets derailed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino speed skater bags spot in 2020 Winter Youth Olympics ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “We will deliver a spectacular games,” Xi said in opening remarks at their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing.Xi said China’s preparations grew out of its people’s approach to performing jobs in a “methodical matter and well in advance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn response, Bach said his delegation had been impressed with their visits to the Olympic venues, winter sports training grounds, and the winter ice festival in the northeastern city of Harbin.“And we had a great experience about the dynamism and efficiency of China in the preparation for these Olympics,” Bach said. Beijing received the games by attrition, winning over Almaty, Kazakhstan, after a half-dozen European bidders dropped out, discouraged by soaring costs and taxpayer backlash.Its win was based largely on the city’s organizational prowess, financial backing, and ability to reuse existing venues. Beijing claims strong public support for the games, although the ruling Communist Party severely restricts public participation in such decision-making.Beijing’s win came despite concerns about air pollution and the city’s long, dry winter that will require it to rely almost entirely on man-made snow. The Nordic events will be held in the Zhaolong ski area in neighboring Hebei province, which generally receives some natural snow cover.The government has also been criticized for its record on human rights, including the internment of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in political indoctrination camps.Yet, with fewer countries willing to bid on the games, Beijing appears a safe bet for the International Olympic Council.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

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10 months agoBayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is coy over talk of a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.Lucas has been linked with an €85m move to Germany next month.And Rummenigge says: “I cannot deny or confirm anything.”We are in a phase where we are studying the January market. If we have any real interest in the player, we will inform Atletico first, because we have excellent relations with this club.”(Mats) Hummels will play with us again in the second part of the season, we talked about it with (Niko) Kovac.” last_img read more

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Video: Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser, Nigel Hayes Show Off Their Awesome Handshake In The Locker Room

first_imgJosh Gasser, Nigel Hayes perform their amazing handshake.Wisconsin’s pre-game locker room appears to be a loose one as the Badgers prepare for their Sweet 16 contest against North Carolina in Los Angeles. Prior to their West Region semifinal contest against the Tar Heels, Wisconsin sophomore forward Nigel Hayes and senior guard Josh Gasser showed off their awesome handshake in the Staples Center locker room. Check it out:  Wisconsin and North Carolina are set to tip off at 7:47 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TBS.last_img

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Deaths of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky ruled suicides

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The bodies of two men found in northern Manitoba last week have been confirmed as B.C. murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, and police say the pair took their own lives.B.C. RCMP confirms the two murder suspects died of self-inflicted gunshots and two firearms were found with their bodies. Investigators are still working to confirm if the guns were used in the deaths.The bodies were found in dense brush approximately eight kilometres from where a burnt-out stolen RAV4 was located outside Gillam, Man.The autopsies have been completed and it appears Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky died as a result of “suicides by gunfire.” This is according to @BCRCMP. Their bodies were found in the dense bush close to the Nelson River near Gillam, Manitoba. Details on @NEWS1130.— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) August 12, 2019Police believe McLeod, 19, and Schmegelsky, 18, were dead for several days before they were found. However, the exact time and date of their deaths are not known. It is believed they were alive for several days after they were last seen on July 22 and the manhunt ramped up around Gillam.McLeod and Schmegelsky were charged with second-degree murder in the death of University of British Columbia botany lecturer Leonard Dyck whose body was found on July 19 just south of Dease Lake. They were also suspects in the deaths of tourist couple Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese, whose bodies were found July 15 south of Liard Hot Springs.Investigators are continuing their assessment of all evidence found in Manitoba as well as findings from northern B.C. in order to determine what happened to all three victims.The RCMP says its review will be completed over the next few weeks and families will be updated before the information is released to the public.last_img read more

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NETFLIX FILM OUTLAW KING WILL OPEN TIFF 2018

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter For the first time, TIFF has chosen a small-screen Netflix movie for its big-screen gala opener on Sept. 6: David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King, a period drama about Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, starring Star Trek’s Chris Pine.The choice of a Netflix picture to launch TIFF 2018 runs counter to the philosophy of the Cannes Film Festival, which this year declined to screen several Netflix films because the online streaming giant refused to guarantee a traditional theatrical opening. Netflix’s hardline stance has touched off a debate in the movie industry about the fate of big-screen movie going as productions increasingly shift to smaller screens online.Netflix isn’t making any theatrical guarantees to TIFF, either, although the fest’s announcement Tuesday notes Outlaw King will open “in select theatres” Nov. 9, the same day it launches online globally. Facebook Advertisement Chris Pine stars in Outlaw King. (COURTESY NETFLIX AND TIFF) Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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