OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2019 – THE COMPLETE LIST

first_imgBEST PICTURE“Black Panther”“BlacKkKlansman”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“The Favourite”“Green Book”“Roma”“A Star Is Born”“Vice”ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEAmy Adams, “Vice”Marina de Tavira, “Roma”Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”Emma Stone, “The Favourite”Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEMahershala Ali, “Green Book”Adam Driver, “BlackKKlansman”Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”Sam Rockwell, “Vice”FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM“Capernaum”“Cold War”“Never Look Away”“Roma”“Shoplifters”DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)“Black Sheep”“End Game”“Lifeboat”“A Night at the Garden”“Period. End of Sentence.”DOCUMENTARY FEATURE“Free Solo”“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”“Minding the Gap”“Of Fathers and Sons”“RBG”ORIGINAL SONG“All The Stars” – “Black Panther”“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – “Mary Poppins Returns”“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”ANIMATED FEATURE FILM“Incredibles 2”“Isle of Dogs”“Mirai”“Ralph Breaks the Internet”“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”ADAPTED SCREENPLAY“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”“BlacKkKlansman”“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”“If Beale Street Could Talk”“A Star Is Born”ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY“First Reformed”“Green Book”“Roma”“The Favourite”“Vice”ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLEChristian Bale, “Vice”Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLEYalitza Aparicio, “Roma”Glenn Close, “The Wife”Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”DIRECTORSpike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”Adam McKay, “Vice”PRODUCTION DESIGN“Black Panther”“The Favourite”“First Man”“Mary Poppins Returns”“Roma”CINEMATOGRAPHY“Cold War”“The Favourite”“Never Look Away”“Roma”“A Star Is Born”COSTUME DESIGN“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”“Black Panther”“The Favourite”“Mary Poppins Returns”“Mary Queen of Scots”SOUND EDITING“A Quiet Place”“Black Panther”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“First Man”“Roma”SOUND MIXING“Black Panther”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“First Man”“Roma”“A Star Is Born”ANIMATED SHORT FILM“Animal Behaviour”“Bao”“Late Afternoon”“One Small Step”“Weekends”LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM“Detainment”“Fauve”“Marguerite”“Mother”“Skin”ORIGINAL SCORE“Black Panther”“BlacKkKlansman”“If Beale Street Could Talk”“Isle of Dogs”“Mary Poppins Returns”VISUAL EFFECTS“Avengers: Infinity War”“Christopher Robin”“First Man”“Ready Player One”“Solo: A Star Wars Story”FILM EDITING“BlacKkKlansman”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“Green Book”“The Favourite”“Vice”MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING“Border”“Mary Queen of Scots”“Vice” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning..“Roma,” a Netflix film that looks back at director Alfonso Cuarón’s youth in Mexico, and “The Favourite,” a period dramedy with an all-star cast, tied for most nominations with ten each..“Black Panther” made history as the first superhero film to ever be nominated for best picture..The Marvel mega-hit was joined in that category by “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice.”.Without a clear frontrunner for best picture among popular favorites, or as of yet a host, this year’s Oscar ceremony is shaping up to be particularly unpredictable..Observers had been interested in a potential best actress race between Glenn Close for her role in “The Wife” and Lady Gaga for her performance in “A Star Is Born,” and they got their wish with Tuesday’s announcement..Close took the trophy in that category at the Golden Globes, and the pair tied for best actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards..Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”), Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) and Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) were also nominated for best actress..CNN Film’s “RBG” scored a nod for best documentary feature. The film’s theme song, “I’ll Fight,” by Jennifer Hudson and Diane Warren, was nominated for best song..The Oscars will air live February 24 on ABC.. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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2019 NOMFA AWARD WINNERS

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement SUDBURY– Celebrating Northern Ontario’s best and brightest from the past two years, on Saturday May 25th MFM unveiled the NOMFA award recipients in 14 different award categories acknowledging achievements in both Music and Film. With representation from across Northern Ontario, MFM is thrilled to see these awards unite communities across the North and feature exceptional talent and diversity that exists from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, and everywhere in between!CREATIVE IMPACT ONTARIO NORTH / Impact créatif – ontario nordDarlene NaponseOUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM / Long métrage le plus remarquableThe New Romantic OUTSTANDING SHORT/MID-LENGTH FILM / Court/moyen métrage le plus remarquablePost-Script – Eric RobillardOUTSTANDING SCREENWRITER / Scénario le plus remarquableDarlene Naponse – Falls Around HerOUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A NORTHERN ONTARIO PRODUCTION / Prestation d’acteur la plus remarquable dans une production nord-ontarienneJosh Wiggins – Giant Little OnesOUTSTANDING DIRECTOR / Réalisation la plus remarquableDarlene Naponse – Falls Around HerOUTSTANDING TELEVISION OR VOD SERIES / Série télévisée ou VOD (vidéo sur demande) la plus remarquableLetterkenny – Season 3Musiccenter_img Facebook Advertisement OUTSTANDING ALBUM / Album le plus remarquablePharos of Alexandria – Flowers of AtacamaOUTSTANDING ALBUM BY A FRANCOPHONE ARTIST / Album francophone le plus remarquableCindy Doire – PanoramaOUTSTANDING ALBUM BY AN INDIGENOUS ARTIST / Album le plus remarquable par un artiste autochotoneQuantum Tangle – Shelter As We Go…OUTSTANDING ENGINEER / Ingénieur du son le plus remarquableShawn Sasyniuk – I Own a Bittersweet Flashlight by Matt ThibeaultOUTSTANDING SONGWRITER / Auteur-compositeur le plus remarquableKalle Mattson – AstronautOUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCE ON A RECORDING / Prestation vocale la plus remarquable sur un enregistrementPatricia Cano – Gracias a la VidaOUTSTANDING VIDEO BY A NORTHERN ONTARIO MUSICAL ACT Vidéoclip musical le plus remarquable par un artiste nord-ontarienKalle Mattson – Kids On the Run Twitterlast_img read more

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Tar sands sucking Athabasca dry

first_imgAPTN National NewsElders and representatives of two northern Alberta First Nations were in Edmonton to decry low water levels in the Athabasca watershed.The chiefs of the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Athabasca Chipweyan First Nation say industry and climate change have drastically reduced rivers and creeks in their traditional territory to mud flats and dried riverbeds.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has the story.last_img

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Woodland caribou wont get federal protection Kent

first_imgAPTN National NewsFederal Environment Minister Peter Kent won’t be issuing an emergency order to protect the woodland caribou despite a judge’s order that Kent should do so.  Last July, Federal Court Justice Peter Crampton ordered Kent to revisit his decision not to issue an emergency order to protect the caribou.Kent refused.Environmental lawyers filed a request with the court last week to force the minister to comply with the judge’s ruling.Kent is still refusing, but this time he’s explaining why.Kent says the “the species does not face an imminent threat to survival at this time.”The caribou are being forced out from large parts of their range, especially in Alberta’s tar sands region.last_img

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Groups upset Harper government using them against murdered missing inquiry calls

first_imgAPTN National NewsFaced with calls for a national inquiry to looking into the nearly 1,200 missing or murdered Indigenous women, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet point to 40 studies as a reason to leave research behind and turn to action.Now some of those organizations aren’t happy they’re included in the government’s speaking notes.A list of the 40 studies can be found here.APTN’s Annette Francis now with more.last_img

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Opening arguments expected today in Saunders murder trial

first_imgThe family of Loretta Saunders heading into court TuesdayTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsOpening arguments are set to begin Wednesday afternoon in a Halifax courtroom as the trial for the murder of Loretta Saunders gets underway.Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry are both charged with first degree murder.The two accused rented an apartment from Saunders in Halifax.Henneberry is facing an additional charge of accessory to murder after the fact.Court artist sketch of Hennebury and her lawyer (Courtesy: Russell Jackson, drawthepublic.com)Saunders’ family has travelled from Labrador for the trial.They sat in the courtroom yesterday as jury selection wrapped up.The 12 person jury is made up of eight men and four women.Related: Jury Selection“I want justice for my daughter,” said an emotional Miriam Saunders, Loretta’s mother.Saunders family in court TuesdayThe 26 year old Saunders went to university in Halifax.Her thesis was focused on missing and murdered Indigenous women.She was killed Feb. 13, 2014.The two accused were arrested days later in Ontario with Saunders car and cellphone.Saunders body was found along the side of the Trans Canada highway near Salisbury, New Brunswick.The family has said it will be difficult to sit through the trial but they want to see the faces of the accused, and keep the focus on Loretta.Loretta Saunders in an undated photoThe family has set up a scholarship fund in her name, as a way to inspire and help other indigenous women in Canada.The trial continues at 2pm ATL Wednesday.Follow @TrinaRoache on Twitter for updates.last_img read more

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Arm wrestling gaining popularity in Mikmaq communities

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsArm wrestling is becoming so popular with Indigenous people someone is making a documentary on it.Filming for the new documentary on APTN is underway.Arm Nation follows Indigenous arm wrestlers from across the country.The filmmakers were recently in Nova Scotia where the sport is gaining in popularity in Mi’kmaq communities.troache@aptn.calast_img

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Barbara Kentners family deals with her death prepares for her funeral

first_imgJorge BarreraVideo Journalist Beverly AndrewsAPTN National NewsNot long after Barbara Kentner was hit by a trailer in January, doctors delivered the bad news.She would not survive for long.The Anishinawbee mother was walking along a street in Thunder Bay when she was hit by a trailer hitch thrown by a man in a passing car.She died July 4.The family believes the trailer hitch is what killed her.“It hurts because my sister would still be alive and now I am thinking about it,” said Melissa Kentner, Barbara Kentner’s sister. “It hurts. Now I have to lay my baby down to rest. She is with my mom and day now, she shouldn’t be. She is leaving her 16-year-old daughter.”Jorge met with the family to talk about her life as they prepare to say goodbye.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img

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Aphria raising 225 million for expansions facilities possible acquisitions

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. – Aphria Inc. says it’s raising $225 million to pay for new and expanded cannabis facilities in Canada, as well as potential global expansion and acquisitions.The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer says some of the funds will go towards a new $55 million extraction facility that will use a variety of methods to produce concentrated cannabis products like oils.The company says the modern facility, which will be able to process more than 200 tonnes of cannabis annually, will help it prepare for what’s expected to be a significant product category.Aphria says it also plans to spend an additional $20 million at its Aphria Diamond facility to increase capacity by 20 tonnes annually and allow for alternative growing techniques, and $10 million to add 10 tonnes of capacity to its Aphria One operation.The company says it will raise the money through the sale of 19 million shares at $11.85 each. The financing is being led by Clarus Securities Inc.Aphria’s share price closed up 63 cents or 5.18 per cent at $12.79 after announcing the facilities expansions. The financing was announced after market close.Companies in this story: (TSX:APH)last_img read more

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Transcontinental Q2 boosted by end of contract to print San Francisco Chronicle

first_imgMONTREAL – Transcontinental Inc. says its second-quarter profit was up nearly 50 per cent from a year-earlier, mainly as a result of accelerated revenue from a long-term printing contract that was ended prematurely by Hearst.The Montreal-based printing and packaging company says its net income was $68.9 million, 89 cents per share and revenue was $534.7 million.Adjusted earnings were also up year-over-year but by a less substantial 6.1 per cent, rising to $45.1 million from $42.5 million. Adjusted earnings per share were 58 cents.Analysts had estimated earnings of 56 cents per share, according to Thomson Reutres Eikon.The company says the quarter included an accelerated recognition of deferred revenue related to a December 2017 agreement with Hearst, which decided to bring printing of the San Francisco Chronicle back in-house.A year earlier, Transcontinental’s net income was $46.4 million or 60 cents per share and revenue was $498.7 million.Companies in this story: (TSX:TCL.A) (TSX:TCL.B)last_img read more

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Welcome centre to open at mansion after longrunning battle

first_imgNEWPORT, R.I. – The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Rhode Island is opening a welcome centre that has drawn strenuous opposition from neighbours, preservationists and many descendants of the Vanderbilt family.The Preservation Society of Newport County is cutting the ribbon Thursday on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark in Newport. Railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II built the opulent 70-room mansion overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the late 1800s.The preservation society is expecting about 500 people and Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo at the event. Raimondo said she’s thrilled to have a new, exciting way to welcome tourists to the incredible mansions and to Rhode Island.The society has said for years that visitors deserve world-class hospitality at The Breakers, which is perhaps the grandest of Newport’s summer homes.But opponents said they wanted the welcome centre to be built across the street or elsewhere, so it wouldn’t “permanently mar” the historic character of the landscape. The neighbourhood association lost a lawsuit opposing the plan in 2015. The Rhode Island Supreme Court declined to intervene in an attempt to block zoning approval last year. A groundbreaking soon followed.Preservationist Ronald Lee Fleming, who lives near The Breakers, said he’s still concerned about the visual impact. Paul Szapary, a descendent of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, drove by the grounds recently. He said the centre is larger and more intrusive than he feared.“They really are supposed to present these houses and properties as near as possible to the way they would’ve been when families were actually living there,” Szapary said Wednesday. “Putting a modern structure like this right on the grounds goes very much against that mission.”The preservation society says the welcome centre, a $5.4 million project, will provide modern bathroom and ticketing facilities and a place to get refreshments. About 450,000 people visit The Breakers annually.The one-story centre is about 3,750 square feet. It’s set within a cypress and beech grove to help screen it from The Breakers. The architecture was inspired by pavilions and conservatories from the Gilded Age.last_img read more

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Im no quitter on climate change issues McKenna says at G7 ministers

first_imgHALIFAX – Canada’s environment minister said she’s no “quitter” despite calls Wednesday from David Suzuki for her to resign and a G7 meeting that didn’t shift her American counterpart’s firm opposition to the Paris climate agreement.Catherine McKenna had started off the three-day Halifax gathering by telling a personal story of encountering young people in the Arctic who are worried local hunters are falling through the ice due to rising temperatures.“They’re worried about whether we’re going to do anything about it, because they don’t feel empowered to do anything about it,” she told the delegates, after reminding them of a summer that has seen massive forest fires and deadly hurricanes.The minister also spoke of translating the targets of the Paris climate agreement into action and said countries need to firm up rules around how the carbon emission targets will be enforceable.But by day’s end, she’d faced calls from Canada’s most prominent environmentalist to leave her job due to the prime minister’s support of the fossil fuel industry.The French environment minister recently took that route, saying he didn’t want to create the illusion his presence in the government was leading to progress on climate change.In a story published by La Presse, David Suzuki says if McKenna really believes what she’s saying, she too should quit “instead of being an apologist for the government.”He told the Montreal-based news site that Canada lacks credibility on climate change, with the Liberal government supporting the construction of a pipeline to the British Columbia coast to transport Alberta bitumen.Suzuki made the comments in the context of an interview about the resignation of French environment minister, Nicolas Hulot.“She must stop rationalizing what Canada is doing,” Suzuki told La Presse, adding that the government “talks out both sides of its mouth.”“We have a prime minister who signed (the Paris climate accord), who says, ‘We’re back,’ and we all praised him … then he approves pipelines! What is that?”McKenna defended herself in an evening news conference, arguing it’s easy to be divisive but difficult to continue battling for progress on climate change in a country dependent on resource industries.“I’m not a quitter. Resigning is easy. It’s really hard to do what we’re doing. This is a long-term transition to a cleaner future.”“I’m going to stay in this job as long as the prime minister keeps me here.”Meanwhile, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, said little in public during the meeting.After the gathering, he said in an interview with The Canadian Press that the administration of President Donald Trump continues to be opposed to the Paris agreement.“The Paris accord we didn’t think was fair to the United States, but we are taking a serious look at our carbon emissions,” he said.Regarding climate change itself, Wheeler said: “I believe climate change is real. I believe that man has an impact on it. It’s still a question to what extent and what we can do about it.”Wheeler said the United States is taking a “different approach” than its G7 counterparts, but still is looking to reduce carbon and can talk about other environmental issues with the gathered G7 ministers and invited nations.He also defended the Trump administration’s support of the coal industry in the United States, despite the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions from burning coal.“Worldwide coal usage is going to go up. China is increasing, India is increasing. Worldwide coal usage is going to go up, and what we want to make sure is we’re producing the cleaner technologies for export to other countries,” said Wheeler.When McKenna was asked about the challenge of working with the Americans she responded that discussions had been productive and “frank.”“The United States has taken a different position on the Paris agreement. That’s well known,” she said.She added that the delegates were still able to discuss how to reduce harmful emissions in the air and what “adaptation” is needed to prepare for the flooding, storms and rising sea levels already occurring due to climate change.In the afternoon session on adaptation to climate change, the environment minister for Jamaica spoke of how challenging climate change is for Caribbean nations that face the rising violence of extreme storms.Daryl Vaz told the G7 ministers that his nation has seen 14 hurricanes in a decade, along with 12 tropical storms.“We only have to look at hurricane activity to see … climate change is effectively normalizing the abnormal,” he said during his presentation.Jamaica’s efforts to develop economically may be derailed by climate change, with 70 per cent of his island’s population in coastal areas, said the minister.He told the delegates that billions in investment is needed for the preservation of natural areas that help stabilize the coast, including mangroves in the intertidal zones.—Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

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Trump criticizes Fed for raising interest rates too quickly

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is criticizing the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates too quickly.The recent increase in interest rates has spooked investors who fear higher borrowing costs could slow down the economy.Trump has blamed the market’s big sell-off on rising rates and has described the Fed as being “out of control.” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Trump respects the independence of the Federal Reserve and simply favours low interest rates.Trump spoke during a Tuesday interview with “Trish Regan Primetime” on Fox Business Network.He says: “My biggest threat is the Fed.” Trump says he knows the Fed is independent, but he thinks interest rates are rising too quickly.last_img

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China demands Canada release Huawei executive arrested in Vancouver

first_imgMulroney said Canada should be prepared for “sustained fury” from the Chinese and said it will be portrayed in China as Canada kowtowing to Trump. He also said the Iran allegations are very damaging to Huawei and said China will push back hard.U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican member of the Senate armed services and banking committees, applauded Canada for the arrest.“Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the chief financial officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for (allegedly) breaking U.S. sanctions against Iran,” he said.Meng is a prominent member of Chinese society as deputy chairwoman of the Huawei board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jittersAsian stock markets skidded on the news of Meng’s arrest, fearing renewed U.S.-Chinese tensions that threaten global economic growth.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index tumbled 2.7 per cent to 26,081.73 and Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 2.5 per cent to 21,373.83.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.2 per cent to 5,657.60, while South Korea’s Kospi sank 1.6 per cent to 2,068.56.The Shanghai Composite index dropped 1.7 per cent to 2,6043.91. Shares also fell in Taiwan and all other regional markets.Markets in the U.S. also took a plunge, after they were closed in the U.S. on Wednesday for a day of mourning following the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The future contract for the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 1.3 per cent and the future for the S&P 500 lost 1.2 per cent.“We are closely watching the developments in Asia after reports that Canada has arrested the Huawei CFO facing U.S. extradition for allegedly violating Iran sanctions,” said Stephen Innes, head of trading at Oanda in Singapore.“This headline is quite significant as the U.S. government is attempting to persuade allies to stop using Huawei equipment due to security fears, and this headline could weigh negatively on tech stocks.”— With files from The Associated Press VANCOUVER – Chinese officials are demanding that Canada release Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the United States.Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Thursday that the Chinese government also wants Canadian officials to reveal the reasoning behind Meng Wanzhou’s arrest Saturday.He also said Meng’s legal rights must be ensured, adding that neither Canadian nor American officials had so far responded to China’s concerns.The comments come after China’s embassy in Ottawa issued a statement Wednesday calling Meng’s arrest a serious violation of human rights.“(Canada) arrested a Chinese citizen (who did not violate) any Canadian or American law,” the statement said.“We will closely follow the development of the issue and take all measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.”Meanwhile, a clerk at the B.C. Supreme Court said Meng appeared in court Wednesday and a bail hearing is scheduled for Friday.Canadian Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said the U.S. is seeking Meng’s extradition, but couldn’t provide further details about the case because a publication ban is in effect at Meng’s request.A profile of Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is displayed on a Huawei computer at a Huawei store in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested Meng for possible extradition to the United States. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Meng was changing flights in Canada when she was detained “on behalf of the United States of America” to face “unspecified charges” in New York, Huawei said in a statement.“The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng,” the statement said. “The company believes the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion.”In April, China appealed to Washington to avoid damaging business confidence following a Wall Street Journal report that U.S. authorities were allegedly investigating whether Huawei violated sanctions on Iran amid spiralling technology tensions.That same month, Washington barred Huawei rival ZTE Corp. from exporting U.S. technology in a separate case over exports to Iran and North Korea.In its statement Wednesday, Huawei said the company complies with all laws and regulations in the countries where fit operates, including applicable export control, sanction laws and regulations of the United Nations, the United States and the European Union.Huawei, the biggest global supplier of network gear used by phone and internet companies, has been the target of deepening U.S. security concerns. Under U.S. President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, Washington has pressured European countries and other allies to limit the use of its technology.The U.S. sees Huawei and smaller Chinese tech suppliers as possible fronts for Chinese spying and as commercial competitors. The Trump administration says they benefit from improper subsidies and market barriers.David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China, said U.S. and Canadian business executives could face reprisals in China.“That’s something we should be watching out for. It’s a possibility. China plays rough,” Mulroney told The Associated Press. “It’s a prominent member of their society and it’s a company that really embodies China’s quest for global recognition as a technology power.”Related video: Huawei CFO arrested at YVRlast_img read more

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Man reported missing in High Level

first_imgHIGH LEVEL, A.B. — Mounties in High Level are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.44 year-old Brennan Chonkolay was reported missing on March 1st, and was last known to be in the High Level area on October 14th, 2017. RCMP Cst. Murray MacLeod said that he may have travelled to Grande Prairie since last fall.Chonkolay is described as: First Nations, standing 5’8″ tall, weighing 170 lbs., with short black hair, and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Chonkolay or his whereabouts is asked to call the High Level RCMP at 780-926-2226. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.last_img

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Chamber of Commerce hosting celebration for LNG Canada investment decision tomorrow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce is going to be hosting an event to celebrate the positive final investment decision by the five joint venture partners of LNG Canada to build a $40-billion liquified natural gas export terminal on B.C.’s North Coast.The celebration is the second of two events that will be taking place at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre in Fort St. John on Tuesday.The first is the State of the Economy Forum being put on by the Chamber and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union. The forum will be hosted by Central 1 Credit Union chief economist Helmut Pastrick, who will discuss the current state of the provincial economy, along with an in-depth analysis of the B.C. Peace Region economy.The forum is taking place from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Following the forum, the Chamber will host the LNG Canada F.I.D. celebration at Just Jack’s restaurant from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.Registration for the event is free, and must be done in advance at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chamber-celebration-lng-canadas-fid-decision-back-to-business-tickets-51085174131last_img read more

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This Was Our Valley talk on the saga of hydroelectric dams on

first_imgShirlee Smith Matheson and her husband Bill Matheson (born in Peace River, Alberta) arrived in Hudson`s Hope, BC, in 1965, where Bill found employment as a surveyor on the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.Shirlee initially worked for the District of Hudson`s Hope where she met many of the old-timers whose stories are included in this book. Shirlee and Earl Pollon worked on a number of literary projects, topping off their collaboration with This Was Our Valley.Later, both Shirlee and Bill were employed on the construction of the Peace Canyon Dam.To view the FB event, CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Museum is hosting author Shirlee Smith Matheson and a talk on ‘This Was Our Valley’.Saturday, July 13th, 2019, at 2 pm join at the museum to hear details of the hydro-electric dams on the Peace River, including the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, Peace Canyon and Site C and the personal accounts from people impacted by these projects.last_img
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Man held with pistol bullets in Delhi Metro

first_imgNew Delhi: A 50-year-old man was apprehended at a Delhi Metro station in Ghaziabad on Monday for allegedly carrying a pistol and live bullet rounds in his bag, officials said. CISF personnel apprehended Raj Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, at the Arthala metro station around 11:30 am after the baggage scanner detected a country-made pistol and three bullets in his bag, they said.The station is on the red line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and is located in Ghaziabad in the national capital region. The man was handed over to the local police by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel for further investigation, officials said.last_img

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Egypt arrests prodemocracy activist third in a week

first_imgCAIRO- Prominent Egyptian youth leader Ahmed Duma was arrested on Tuesday for participating in a protest, his wife told AFP, the third pro-democracy activist to be detained within a week.Egyptian authorities have widened their crackdown on protesters since interim president Adly Mansour passed a law on November 24 that bans all unauthorised demonstrations.“He has been arrested for participating in a violent protest outside a court. He is now being interrogated by the prosecution,” Duma’s wife Nurhan Hefzy said. Duma also wrote about his arrest on his Twitter account.“I am now in Basateen police station. I don’t know what I am accused of and what is the reason for my arrest,” he tweeted.An Egyptian judicial source said Duma was being questioned for  participating in a violent protest outside a Cairo court on Saturday when another prominent activist Ahmed Maher turned himself in after he was ordered arrested by the general prosecution.The source said that the general prosecution is also investigating a separate complaint filed against Duma and another activist Asma Mahfouz for allegedly “insulting” army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seen as the real power behind the nation’s interim rulers.In June, Duma was sentenced to six months in jail for insulting ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a television broadcast as “a criminal and murderer”.He was released on July 6, three days after the army ousted Morsi.  Duma is the third pro-democracy activist to be arrested within a week after Maher and Alaa Abdel Fattah, who have been detained for taking part in unauthorised protests.Abdel Fattah has been sent to 15 days detention. Maher was ordered free Sunday in one case after he had turned himself in at a Cairo court, but on Monday he was detained again for four days.The new law stipulates that permission to hold gatherings can be denied if a planned protest is deemed a threat to national security.last_img read more

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