14 days agoEx-Liverpool goalkeeper James: Pickford still England’s best

first_imgEx-Liverpool goalkeeper James: Pickford still England’s bestby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool goalkeeper David James says Jordan Pickford is the “best” English goalkeeper ahead of their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.Everton keeper Pickford is set to add to his 21 caps for the national side this week as England take on Czech Republic and Bulgaria on away soil.”I’m a fan of Jordan,” James said. “Looking at the Premier League clubs now I think there’s quite a few young English goalkeepers coming through but I still think he is the best about at the moment.”I like him, he’s confident. It will be interesting to see how his development goes.”Having had such a meteoric rise to the England position and shoring up that no.1 spot, there’s going to be a lull at some point. But he’s decent and he’s a good lad. When I’ve spoken to him he’s very focused, which is obviously very important.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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2 days agoMan City boss Guardiola worried about Rodri injury

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola worried about Rodri injuryby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City manager Pep Guardiola was unsure of the severity of Rodri’s injury sustained in Tuesday’s win over Atalanta.The Spaniard did confirm that it was a hamstring injury that caused his countrymen to be withdrawn in the first-half.He told BT Sport: “No. Not yet. I think tomorrow we will know and hopefully it will be between 10 days if it is not broken. If it is broken, it will be three weeks or one month.””Yes, looks like [a hamstring]. I didn’t speak with him or the doctor just yet but looks like – when one guy runs and puts their hand in the hamstring position, it is hamstring. It looks like.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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MEET THE WRITERS OF THE 2017 BELL MEDIA PRIME TIME TV PROGRAM

first_imgAdditionally, eOne recently announced that 2010 alumna Sandra Chwialkowska will pen their co-pro, the French-language series Mensonges, which it is adapting for English-speaking markets, and they tapped 2013 alumna Marsha Greene to pen their short-form series, The Six. The program also helped develop smash-hit Emmy Award-winning series Orphan Black, which recently saw its series finale, in the 2008 story room, and Travelers, whose second season is set to premiere this Fall on Netflix, began its development during the 2014 Prime Time TV Program.What’s next for the program? Six new writers will join the ranks of these CFC alumni as they embark on the 2017 Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, which officially starts on September 18, 2017.“We have remarkable TV writers in Canada,” said Kathryn Emslie, CFC’s Chief Programs Officer. “Year after year, we are excited to welcome talented TV creators into our program and learn what sorts of stories and themes drive them. This year was another very strong year of applicants, and we are delighted to have these six writers on board.”With award-winning writer/producer Dennis Heaton at the helm of the 2017 story room, these writers are armed with an amazing showrunner and mentor, as well as the talent and skills to take on the changing TV industry, pens (keyboards?) blazing.Meet the 2017 Bell Media Prime Time TV Program residents: LAURIE ANNE SMITHLaurie Anne “LA” Smith is an adventurous storyteller who has spent the last 15 years in unscripted TV as a writer and director, and in senior story positions. Smith travelled the world as a story producer for the last two seasons of The Amazing Race Canada, and has been a passionate leader on other competition series such as Game of Homes and the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs Australia. Smith has crafted stories for more than 60 hours of television with story editor credits that include Discovery’s hit shows Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401. Her work has aired internationally and on North America’s top-rated networks. Smith has conducted hundreds of hours of interviews and specializes in coaxing out stories and transforming them into entertainment. She graduated with distinction from the University of Regina’s post-graduate Journalism program, and holds a BA in English and Psychology from Carleton University.By Cory Angeletti-Szasz A.J. DEMERSA.J. Demers is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and producer. He has written and performed 100 episodes of his satire segment, The Spin (Sam Ross Award) for CityTV. His television writing credits include shows on Viceland, CMT, and CBC. He is an alumnus of the NSI’s Feature First Program and his feature film Rust, a punk rock mother-daughter drama, with producer Trinni Franke and director Anita Doron, is slated for production in 2018. Demers is currently developing two original series, the horror/police drama, Dunwich, and the private investigator procedural, Impossible. In addition to his writing, as an improviser, Demers has performed in well over two thousand stage shows around the world and spent three years touring with the ABBA tribute band, Bjorn Again, where he rapped for Bill Gates. Demers holds an MFA from UBC in creative writing. JULIA HOLDWAYJulia Holdway is a Vancouver-based screenwriter with two produced TV movies and a third one going into production in October 2017. Her pilot Infamouswas a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab. She has written and directed four short films, which have screened at festivals and art galleries in New York and London. Holdway has worked on the production side of television and film as a script coordinator and producers’ assistant on various shows, including Bates Motel, Warcraft and Roadies. Last summer, she was invited by the Executive Producers, Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse, to be part of the writers’ room in LA for the final season of Bates Motel. She began her career working in the art world in London and then Los Angeles before pursuing her career in screenwriting. Holdway holds a BFA from Ryerson University Image Arts Film Program and an MA in Contemporary Art and Critical Theory from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (an affiliate of Manchester University. Advertisement Advertisement It’s understandable if you’ve been too busy binging on the latest plethora of hit TV series, web series, mini series, etc. to notice the changes happening in the TV industry. TV is changing. Or rather, has changed. There are numerous ways to consume content now and a range of new platforms for viewers to choose from – there is more content and more options for viewers than ever before. The demand for fresh and exciting content is higher than ever as viewers hunger for new shows. That’s why our renowned program, the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, remains one constant in the TV industry: it’s a go-to source for scouting new talent and original voices who go on to create must-watch TV (in all its forms).The Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, presented in association with ABC Signature Studios, delivers a real-world story room experience and an intense professional and project development process for six TV writers a year. The program has attracted some of Canada’s most prolific and successful showrunners to lead the story room as Executive Producer in Residence (like Michael MacLennan [ Bomb Girls], Graeme Manson [Orphan Black], Karen Walton [Orphan Black, The Listener] and Brad Wright [Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe], to name a few), but what’s more is that the program draws some of Canada’s finest creative talent, that studios and networks seek out as being the next hot writers and showrunners. Many alumni of the program have gone on to create their own series and to write for hit TV series.Tara Armstrong, a 2014 alumna, is currently in production on Season 2 of her series Mary Kills People(Global TV). Comedy series What Would Sal Do?, created by 2008 alumnus Andrew De Angelis, premiered on HBO Canada and CraveTV in March 2017. Blain Watters, who was part of the 2013 program, wrote for Season 1 of Between (Netflix). Karen Nielsen, an alumna of last year’s program, has been hired to write an episode of the next X-Files revival season.“CFC helped me launch the career I’ve been working towards my entire life. Since graduating, I have had the script I developed through the [Bell Media] Prime Time Program, ‘Parker’s Fall,’ optioned by ABC Signature Studios, as well as another one of my original series has been optioned, and I’m now writing an episode of The X-Files.” – Karen Nielsen LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment JORDI MANDJordi Mand is a Toronto-based playwright who has worked with some of Canada’s most prominent theatre companies. Her first play, Between the Sheets, was produced by Nightwood Theatre in 2012 and has been produced nationally, internationally and was published by Playwrights Canada Press. Her second play, Caught, was produced by Theatre Passe Muraille in 2016. Mand has been a Playwright-in-Residence with Theatre Passe Muraille, Carousel Players and Nightswimming Theatre. She is a past member of the Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit and the Stratford Festival’s Playwrights Retreat. Upcoming: world premiere of her new plays This Will Be Excellent (Carousel Players) and Brontë: The World Without (Stratford Festival). Mand is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. LISA CODRINGTONLisa Codrington is an actor and writer based in Toronto. She has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Drama and is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Theatre Award and the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights. Selected playwriting credits include The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (Shaw Festival); Up the Garden Path (Obsidian Theatre); The Aftermath (The New Groundswell Festival – Nightwood Theatre); The Colony (Opera to Go – Tapestry); Cast Iron (Nightwood Theatre & Obsidian Theatre). Originally from Winnipeg, she holds a BA in Criminology from the University of Manitoba and a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University. Advertisement RJ LACKIERJ Lackie is a writer-producer and a graduate of Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media. He has written and co-written more than 100 produced episodes of dramatic digital series, includingInhuman Condition (Canadian Screen Award 2016 nominee), All For One (Official Selection, T.O. Webfest 2017), forthcoming dark thriller Damaged, and LGBT personality Kaitlyn Alexander’s Couple-ish (Streamy Awards 2016 nominee). His feature debut as a screenwriter, sci-fi adventure Darken(dir. Audrey Cummings), will premiere later this year. His work in digital series has been praised in The Guardian, Vox and AfterEllen, and called “a step forward for the medium” by Bloody Disgusting. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Students impress in qualifiers for race against Ohio States Dontre Wilson Devin

Runners relax post-race while Fernando Lovo, football operations coordinator, speaks of the next step in the process, the semifinals to be held April 5. Fastest Student Race took place March 26 at the Woody Hayes Center as part of the preliminary rounds to race against OSU football players at the Spring Game. Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterThey’ve long been called some of the best fans in the land, but Ohio State students might also have earned the title of some of the fastest in the land.With many current and formers Buckeyes looking on, 41 Ohio State students showed up to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Wednesday, looking to compete for a chance to race against sophomore running back Dontre Wilson and senior wide receiver Devin Smith at halftime of OSU’s Spring Game April 12.Once the competitors toed the line and went back in their stances, the onlookers were more than impressed.“Believe it or not, some of the times that we have here are even faster than we had when we did this at (the University of) Florida. It’s pretty impressive,” Fernando Lovo, OSU’s football operations coordinator, said following the event. “These kids were unbelievable. It was really impressive.”While Lovo would not reveal the names of the competitors who advanced to the next round — which is set to take place at OSU’s Student Appreciation Day April 5  — he did reveal some of the 40-yard dash times that impressed him.“We had a 4.4 (seconds) — that was our fastest time,” Lovo said. “We also had a 4.51, 4.53, 4.52 and a 4.6, so there were some great times.”After hearing whispers in the locker room, Wilson made his way to the field size up his future competition. While he was also impressed with what he saw on the turf, the sophomore couldn’t find anyone who would beat him.“It’s possible,” Wilson said, who has been clocked at 4.33 seconds in a 40-yard dash since joining the Buckeyes. “But I’m not going to let that happen.”Despite being noticed as one of the faster runners in the competition, Colwyn Headley, a fourth-year in microbiology, agreed with Wilson in his prediction.“Dontre is probably like a world-class sprinter,” Headley said, with a big smile on his face. “I’m just a poser if anything.”John Findley, a second-year in sports management, however, thought he had a real shot at the speedy sophomore.“I’m going to give 110 percent,” Findley said. “Dontre is a really nice guy, but I really want to try to beat him.”Marcus Perry, a second-year in aerospace engineering, echoed Findley’s confidence, saying he too had a legitimate chance beating Wilson in Ohio Stadium.“I was a sprinter in high school, so I have a decent chance,” Perry said. “I just hope I get a decent start. I’m a little bit out of shape, but I’m hoping for the best.”While he was focused on the task at hand, Findley wanted to take the time to appreciate the opportunity coach Urban Meyer had afforded them.“Coach Meyer is an awesome coach,” Findley said. “Every day you don’t get to meet the fastest running back or wide receiver on the Buckeyes or even get to watch a practice on this field. It’s pretty awesome.”The students who are set to run in the next round of races April 5 at OSU’s Student Appreciation Day will be notified privately in the coming days, Lovo said. He did not say whether or not their names would be made public before the next set of races. read more

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Brisbanes paniyiri set to raise the roof

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Brisbane is set to break attendance records at this year’s Paniyiri Greek Festival to be held in May. And this year’s celebration is bursting with art, culture, fashion and food for a full weekend journey to the Hellenic Republic.Paniyiri is Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and it’s the state’s largest cultural festival as well as the country’s longest running Greek festival – an admirable success story for the celebration that started in 1976 when a group of passionate Greek Australians wanted to share their cultural traditions with Brisbane. Fast forward to 2013, and this kaleidoscopic cultural explosion is now legendary, with over 50,000 Greeks and honorary Greeks flocking to Musgrave Park, South Brisbane every year for the annual Paniyiri Greek Festival. In Musgrave Park more than 30 food stalls will showcase the tastes, recipes and secrets of food from all corners of Greece, while on the main stage famous Greek dances – the zorba, sirto, kalamatiano and sousta – will be performed to music played on traditional Greek instruments including the bouzouki, tarabuka, lira and laouto. It is a tradition enjoyed by Greeks and non-Greeks alike in a wonderful cross cultural celebration. The Paniyiri Main Stage in Musgrave Park will host over 20 hours of entertainment over the weekend including the return of Greek Dancing with the Stars with special TV guests; a world record zorba attempt; grape stomping, olive and honeypuff eating competitions; Hellenic dancing and Zorba Till You Drop. The Greek Club will be a hive of activity with the popular traditional Greek cooking demonstrations featuring Queensland’s culinary greats, and for the first time in 2013, an incredible chalk artist will transform parts of the festival into a 3D art landscape. Cultural films will be screened right next door and the Greek Orthodox Church will conduct tours to the beautiful sounds of the Byzantine Choir.Now in its 37th successful and exciting year, Paniyiri is a community initiative of the 25,000-strong Greek community of South East Queensland. Funds raised are channelled back into the community via the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane’s oldest Greek community established in the 1920s. Paniyiri Greek Festival will be held on the weekend of 18-19 May, at Musgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone St, South Brisbane. Entry is $10 adults (13+), $3 pensioners, children free.last_img read more

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Ronaldo was the best in Real Jorge Valdano

first_imgThe former Real Madrid director spoke to the press about how his ex-team is managing without the Portuguese superstarReal Madrid is currently in the fourth position in the Spanish La Liga tournament with 14 points.The team has won four matches, drawing twice and being defeated in two more.During the summer transfer window, Los Merengues lost their biggest star, as Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo decided to go and play for Lega Serie A club Juventus.And since he left, Los Blancos have been had a hard time in the league, and recently also lost in the UEFA Champions League against CSKA Moscow.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.During a press conference, former Real Madrid director Jorge Valdano spoke to the press about Ronaldo as quoted by Calcio Mercato.“Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo? Well at this moment in time, there is a lack of faith at Real,” he said.“Cristiano? He always wanted to score goals, you can see that he isn’t with Real Madrid anymore since they have been struggling.”“He is the best player in the history of the club and you can see that they currently miss him. Let’s see how things go for the club,” he added.last_img read more

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Week In Review 7276

first_imgMonday 7/2Audio Player07-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-MONDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm07-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-MONDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdCommunity Members Pay Tribute To Man Killed In Kasilof, 19-Year-Old Arrested For Forging Checks From Her Employer, Russian River & Upper Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Bag Limits Increased, Walker Urges Army Corps To Suspend EIS Process For Pebble Project, Hawkins Withdraws From Governor’s Race Friday 7/6Audio PlayerFRIDAY-7618.mp3VmFRIDAY-7618.mp300:00RPdAST: Kenai Man Drowned In Cook Inlet; KNWR Launches “B.A.R.K. Ranger” Program; King Salmon Fishery Open On Kenai River: Reds & Restrictions On Area Rivers; New Fishing App Launched On The Kenai Peninsula Thursday 7/5Audio PlayerTHURSDAY-7518.mp3VmTHURSDAY-7518.mp300:00RPdNew And Familiar Names Headline 2018 Mount Marathon Finish; Fire Danger Rising With Weekend Temperatures; Kenai River Personal Use Dip Net Fishery to Open July 10 with No Retention of King Salmon; Minnesota Woman Killed While Hiking In Portage Valley Tuesday 7/3Audio Player07-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm07-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSoldotna Man Arrested For Attacking Family Member With A Sword, Kenai Dipnet Fishery Opens Next Week, Joanis Appointed To The Kenai Superior Court, Pebble Partnership: “Governor Walker Is Wrong About Permitting Process”last_img read more

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Campfire Closure Lifted North Of Alaska Range Still Remains In Effect On

first_imgResidents should contact their local forestry office or go online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn to determine whether there is a burn suspension in effect in their area. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With wildfire danger moderating in some parts of the state due to cooler, wetter weather, the Alaska Division of Forestry is lifting the campfire closure that was put into effect last week on state, private and municipal lands in the following boroughs and geographic regions effective at noon on Sunday, July 14.Denali BoroughFairbanks North Star BoroughTanana Valley including Delta, Nenana, Northway, Tanacross, Tok and surrounding communities.Campfire restrictions will remain in effect for the following boroughs and geographic areas:Copper River Valley, including Glenallen south to ValdezKenai Peninsula BoroughMunicipality of AnchorageMatanuska-Susitna BoroughFire managers will continue to monitor conditions daily and adjust campfire closures and Area burn permit suspensions as conditions change. Burn permit suspensions prohibiting open debris burning and the use of burn barrels are currently in place in all Division of Forestry protection areas and will be re-evaluated daily based on conditions. While conditions have moderated in some northern portions of the state, wildfire danger remains high in the southern half of the state, particularly in the Copper River Basin, Southwest Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campfire closure and burn suspensions in those areas will remain in place until conditions change.last_img read more

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