You need to stand with your leader Ford rallies federal Tories in

first_imgHALIFAX – Ontario Premier Doug Ford threw his political weight behind federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer during an impassioned speech clearly aimed at rallying the troops at the national Conservative convention in Halifax Thursday.Speaking to a room filled with thousands of Conservative delegates and members from across the country, Ford boasted of his recent electoral success in Ontario, which he said can also happen for the federal party in 2019 — if members remain united behind Scheer.“My friends, it will not come easy. It will take effort and discipline. And most importantly, you will need to stand together and you need to stand with your leader,” Ford said, eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd.Earlier in the day, Scheer sustained a searing attack from his former leadership rival, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, who announced he was quitting the Conservative party. In a scathing diatribe, Bernier called the Tories “intellectually and morally corrupt” and said a Scheer victory next year would lead to “a more moderate version of the disastrous Trudeau government.”Ford did not mention Bernier in his remarks, instead focusing his comments on praising Scheer and lending his personal slogan, “Help is on the way” to the federal party.Brandishing his signature oratory cadence, Ford repeated many of his own oft-used electoral slogans to get the Halifax crowd on their feet — and jump to their feet they did.Ford reiterated his vow to fight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “punishing carbon tax” using every tool at his disposal. He also said he has been “burning up the phone lines” talking to U.S. governors to help get a deal on NAFTA.But his speech was aimed mainly at offering hope and advice to federal delegates, offering his own recent electoral victory as an example to remain firm in their convictions that victory is possible.“As you look towards the upcoming campaign, please remember we won in Ontario because we listened to the people and because we stayed true to our principles,” said Ford.“And you can do it too with a great leader and future prime minister, Andrew Scheer.”As Ford’s speech drew to a close, Scheer and his wife Jill joined the Ontario premier on stage, where they hoisted their hands together in the air, officially kicking off the three-day Conservative convention in Halifax.Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.last_img read more

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Maggie Q to Canada Goose Murder Is Never In Fashion

first_imgCoyotes are often bludgeoned, stomped on, or shot to death—as this viral video shows. In addition, birds used for down spend their entire lives in crowded, filthy sheds until their throats are slit..The actor tried to request an in-person meeting with Dani Reiss, the CEO of Canada Goose, in order to ask him to remove fur from his coats, but was not allowed access to the building. Of course this wasn’t the first time Reiss ran from the facts: Every fur-and-feather Canada Goose coat represents the terrifying and painful death of a coyote who was trapped, strangled, shot, stomped on, or bludgeoned. The message shared  by Maggie Q and PETA activists was clear: every bit of fur trim on a Canada Goose jacket came from an animal who didn’t want to die.The Designated Survivor star led PETA supporters in a spirited “bloody” protest against Canada Goose’s fur-trimmed and feather-filled jackets outside the company’s Toronto headquarters on Monday.Coyotes who are trapped—especially mothers who are desperate to return to their starving pups—may even attempt to chew off their own limbs to escape. Trappers tear animal families apart and beat immobile coyotes to death—they are enemies of wildlife. Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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CHRIS PINE JESSICA ALBA SANDRA OH BUSY PHILIPPS GABRIELLE UNION AND OTHER

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO – Following last week’s announcement about CTV pick-ups at last month’s L.A. Screenings, Bell Media has announced the acquisition of 10 marquee series for its entertainment specialty channels for the 2018/2019 broadcast year. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The acquisitions feature big and buzzy new titles including the highly anticipated Bad Boys spinoff series L.A.’S FINESTwith superstars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, and DEADLY CLASS, based on the hugely popular graphic novel of the same name and from directors of the smash hit film Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo brothers.“Landing a powerful lineup of series that resonate with our core brands is the kind of forward-looking programming that has helped define our groundbreaking entertainment specialty channels,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Our unique schedules, including an array of character-driven dramas, comedies, and docu-series, are proven destinations for viewers, and a robust choice for our clients.” Advertisementcenter_img Also joining Bell Media’s specialty lineup this season are dramas ARROW and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, with brand new seasons coming this fall. Additionally, Chris Pine stars in mystery drama ONE DAY SHE’LL DARKEN (working title), featuring award-winning director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) at the helm; and Chris Noth stars in the powerful procedural crime drama, GONE.Meanwhile, one-hour spy thriller KILLING EVE, starring Sandra Oh, gets its highly anticipated Canadian debut in THE HANDMAID’S TALE timeslot, beginning Sunday, July 22 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.As well, THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS joins Bell Media’s unparalleled lineup of award shows on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on E!Also coming to Bell Media specialties are comedies THE OTHER TWO and SOUTH SIDE; new late-night series BUSY TONIGHT, hosted by actress, social media darling, and infamous “BFF” Busy Philipps; and coming-of-age series Staten Island 10310 (working title).See below for the full list of new Bell Media Entertainment Specialty channel acquisitions:L.A.’S FINEST (2019, 13 x :60)Based on the Bad Boys film franchise, L.A.’S FINEST stars Gabrielle Union as Syd Burnett, last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel. Syd has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective and pursue all the fun Los Angeles offers. But things get a little crazy when her new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two have completely different approaches and don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in L.A. in this action-packed, character-driven drama.DEADLY CLASS (2019, 10 x :60)From blockbuster directors the Russo Brothers, DEADLY CLASS follows Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth) a homeless teen recruited into King’s Dominion, a storied elite private school where the students are the children of the world’s most feared crime bosses. Under the leadership of Master Lin (Benedict Wong), Marcus is forced to maintain his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, which includes hand to hand combat and poisons, all while navigating vicious social cliques, and facing his own adolescent uncertainties. Set against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, based on the successful graphic novels of the same name, DEADLY CLASS is a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.ONE DAY SHE’LL DARKEN (working title, Fall, 6 x :60)Starring Chris Pine, ONE DAY SHE’LL DARKEN tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays, THE AMERICANS), a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery. Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek) executive produces and stars as Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack-reporter/paparazzo. The talented roster also includes Leland Orser (Berlin Station) as Peter Sullivan, Yul Vazquez (Last Flag Flying) as Billis, Dylan Smith (Maze Runner: The Death Cure) as Sepp, Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) as Jimmy Lee, Justin Cornwell (Training Day) as Terrence Shye, Jay Paulson (Mad Men) as Ohls, and Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) as Corinna Hodel.GONE (Fall, 12 x :60)Starring Chris Noth, GONE is a powerful procedural crime drama that follows Kit “Kick” Lannigan (Leven Rambin, The Hunger Games), the survivor of a famous child-abduction case, and Frank Novak (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. Now a young woman with an expertise in self-defence, Kick is recruited by Novak to join a special task force he created to solve missing person and abduction cases. Working alongside former military intelligence officer John Bishop (Danny Pino, LAW & ORDER: SVU), Kick utilizes her past experience to find missing people and bring them safely back home.THE OTHER TWO (2019, TBC x :30)THE OTHER TWO stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering why he can’t get better auditions than “Man At Party Who Smells Fart,” and Heléne Yorke (Masters of Sex, High Maintenance) as his 30-year-old sister, and former professional child dancer, Brooke, who aspires to be anything other than what she is right now. As the two siblings work towards finding themselves, they also confront the dueling emotions of envy and pride brought on by the overnight internet fame of their younger brother, 12-year-old Chase, played by real-life musical.ly sensation Case Walker. THE OTHER TWO also stars Molly Shannon, the siblings’ Hollywood-ready mother, and Ken Marino (Party Down), as ChaseDream’s newly-hired manager. The series is created, written, and executive produced by former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider.SOUTH SIDE (2019, TBC x :30)SOUTH SIDE is an ensemble workplace comedy set in and around a rent-to-own store in the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. The series centers around two long-time friends trying to better their lives despite the numerous socioeconomic and political obstacles they face on a daily basis, authentically exploring the ups and downs of the ensemble of characters, as well as the people they come into contact with while on the job and off-the-clock. SOUTH SIDE is written by brothers Bashir Salahuddin (GLOW) and Sultan Salahuddin, and Diallo Riddle (MARLON). Late Night With Jimmy Fallon alums Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, and Michael Blieden will serve as executive producers.2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS (Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on E!)E!’s inaugural broadcast of THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS is set to air November 11, 2018, with Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager as Executive Producers. The 44th annual installment of the awards show, which celebrates the best in pop culture and is voted on entirely by fans, is produced by Wilshire Studios, the team behind E!’s Live From the Red Carpet coverage.BUSY TONIGHT (working title, 2018, 10 x :30)Hosted by actress Busy Philipps (VICE PRINCIPALS, COUGAR TOWN), BUSY TONIGHT (working title) features comedic commentary, interviews, and segments that go behind her most popular Instagram stories. Unfiltered, in-the-know, and always entertaining, Busy gives viewers her unique and hilarious point of view on literally everything.STATEN ISLAND 10310 (working title, 2018, TBC)STATEN ISLAND 10310 is a coming-of-age story that follows a group of rebellious young adults and their families as they struggle to break away from the temptations of the lifestyle they were born into.About Bell MediaBell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit http://www.bellmedia.ca. Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Will spend Rs 25 cr to turn Mahesh into religious tourism hotspot

first_imgKolkata: The state government will give Rs 25 crore to convert Mahesh in Hooghly district into a centre of religious tourism, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday, while attending the Rathyatra festival there.Banerjee said the state government has already allotted Rs 10 crore for the renovation of the natmandir, guest house and its adjoining areas. Another Rs 15 crore will be given for the development of the area. The state government will repair ‘Mashir bari’ and its adjoining areas as well. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Mahesh will be converted into a centre of religious tourism. More people will visit the area because of its historical significance,” she said. The state government has already developed the areas surrounding Bandel Church, Imambara and Tarakeshwar Temple, all situated in Hooghly district. It may be recalled that the state government has already spent more than Rs 100 crore to develop Gangasagar and has made it into a religious tourism hotspot. Meanwhile, ISKCON is making Mayapur into a world religious centre. The state government has given a go-ahead for the same and construction of the new temple is going on in full swing. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe Rathyatra festival at Mahesh is being celebrated since 1396, making it the oldest Rathyatra festival in the world. In the 14th century, Drubananda Bramhachari went to Puri where he had the desire to offer bhog to Lord Jagannath with his own hands. The temple authorities opposed it and Drubananda sat on a fast unto death. It is said that on the third day of the fast, he heard the voice of Lord Jagannath, who instructed him to go to Mahesh and set up a temple. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visited the Mahesh temple and went into deep meditation. Drubananda requested him to stay at the temple because of his failing health. Mahaprabhu recommended Kamalakar Pippalai to become the priest.Pillai started the Rathyatra festival in Mahesh. The Rath that is being pulled today is 50 feet height and has 12 wheels. It was built by the Martin Burn Company. The Chief Minister also pulled the rope (rashi) of the Rath and inaugurated the Rathyatra festival of ISKCON in Kolkata. She offered Aarati to the trio as well and visited the ISKCON temple on Albert Road. The procession moved through important thoroughfares in Kolkata. A temporary ‘Mashir bari’ has been set up in Maidan, where the trio will stay for seven days.last_img read more

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