7 DIY Filmmaking Techniques Using the Versatile Wheelchair Dolly

first_imgThe wheelchair dolly is a tried-and-true DIY tool — for projects of all sizes. Check out these 7 tips on how to use one to improve your film.Cover Image of Jean-Luc Godard on the set of Breathless (via Studio Canal).There are plenty of dolly options available for filmmakers at all levels of production. Even for those looking for DIY options can find tons of great resources to put something together on the cheap. However, if you’re looking for one simple solution (which can actually be much more versatile and fun), consider the indie-filmmaker’s favorite — the wheelchair dolly.While there are some wheelchair-style dollies specifically for filmmaking (all great options), let’s focus on using a standard-issue wheelchair, which you can often find secondhand at thrift stores or online (here’s a link to Ebay). Once you’re all set, here are seven creative ways to put your DIY wheelchair dolly to use.1. Push or PullImage via AMC.Let’s start with the basics. Using a wheelchair dolly is great for pushing in or pulling out shots. You’ll usually see these types of shots in large-scale productions, as they both see a lot of use for narrative effect (creating important moments) or for clarity of composition. If you keep the movement short and straight, the wheelchair will work very much like your standard track-dolly setup, but without all the assembly and breakdown.Bonus Tip: if you’re shooting solo or with an extremely small crew, you can always sit yourself in a wheelchair and do some short push or pull movements using only your feet. Try it — even a few inches can add style and depth to what would normally be a regular set shot.2. Walk and TalksImage from The West Wing via NBC.Along with straightforward push and pull shots for dramatic effect, a wheelchair is a great option for long tracking shots like the now-recognizable Aaron Sorkin-style Walk and Talk shot (which you can see parodied here). The wheelchair is great because your camera operator can face your subject or subjects while someone pulls them backward.3. Tracking Low AnglesImage via Tumblr.The flexibility a wheelchair offers to the camera operator while sitting is also great. You usually won’t need to lock the camera operator in, and they’ll have almost a full range of motion from the seat. As such, to get many low-angle tracking shots, you don’t need to assemble a tricky low-to-the-the floor dolly setup; you can simply direct your camera op to lean over and hold the camera at a low angle. This may make things a little less steady, but for shorter moves (and with surer-handed ops), it’s a solid technique.4. Curved Tracking MovesAnother aspect of the wheelchair dolly that makes it unique is the simple fact that it is not bound to a set of tracks. The wheelchair, by its nature, is more mobile and can perform complex and curved maneuvers. Try laying some track to recreate this famous circle move from Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave classic Breathless.5. Extremely Long Tracking ShotsImage via monnomestdavid.Similar to the Walk and Talk trick, using a wheelchair dolly for extremely long tracking shots is a great way to consolidate resources on DIY productions. The wheelchair can be quite effective, even with only a two-person crew: one to sit and one to move the wheelchair around. If you’re going over long distances, try situating your camera operator in a more relaxed and flexible position (they can also use a Steadicam or some other stabilizer). Be careful, though, with different floor textures (like thick carpet), thresholds between doorways, etc.6. Dolly ZoomsThe wheelchair dolly can also make it easier to perform dolly zooms (which is also known as the Hitchcock zoom or Vertigo Effect). With the camera operator sitting (or kneeling), their hands should be free enough to manually perform a zoom while someone pushes them in the chair at a medium to fast pace. You may have to do several takes, as hitting the focus will always be difficult during such a move, but the effort is worth it in the end.7. Using Natural GravityImage via Film Riot.Finally, one of the riskier wheelchair dolly tricks is to let things like gravity and inclines take control of your movements. These opportunities might not come up often, but if you ever need to simulate a character POV or follow a movement that rapidly increases in speed while slipping or sliding down, using a wheelchair in a controlled free fall move is a daring option. (Be sure to have plenty of people around to help guide and catch the camera op.)For more DIY production tips, check out some of these resources.Gear Hacks: DIY Camera Stabilizers and Rigs for Under $255 DIY Tutorials and Gear Hacks for Filmmakers5 DIY Tips for Your Next ShootPremiumBeat DIY ArchivesThree Ways To Light A Tent Scene On a Low Budgetlast_img read more

UEFA Europa League, Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch Online, TV Telecast, Team News

first_imgManchester United will eye a UEFA Europa League 2019-20 knockout berth when they host Partizan Belgrade on November 8. The UEFA Europa League 2019-20 Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade will be played at the Old Trafford. The Red Devils are leading Group L table with seven points from three games. On the other hand, Partizan Belgrade, who were handed a defeat by the United side a fortnight ago, will look for an upset. The UEFA Europa League 2019-20 Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade will commence at 1:30AM.United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged his side to recover from Bournemouth loss and bounce back in the upcoming home fixture. “We have two more games before the international break, we’ve got a chance on Thursday to qualify in Europe and then Brighton at home – so we need a response,” the Norwegian said. Apart from Paul Pogba’s long-term absence, the Solskjaer side will miss Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanji Matic. Luke Shaw has also been sidelined for this fixture.Meanwhile, Partizan Belgrade will miss Lazar Markovic onboard.UEFA Europa League 2019-20 Manchester United possible starting lineup vs Partizan Belgrade: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; McTominay, Fred; James, Mata, Rashford; MartialUEFA Europa League 2019-20 Partizan Belgrade possible starting lineup vs Manchester United: Stojkovic; Miletic, Ostojic, Pavlovic, Urosevic; Zdjelar, Natkho; Tosic, Soumah, Asano; SadiqWhat time is kick-off?The game will kick-off at 1:30AM on November 8.What TV channel is it on?Sony will show every game from the Europa League LIVE in India this season. Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Wednesday night.How can I stream it?The Europa League Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users. Europa LeagueEuropa League 2019-20footballManchester United First Published: November 7, 2019, 3:34 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

1911, Hamara Bajaj delayed as Shoojit unhappy with script

first_imgMumbai, Aug 24 (PTI) Director Shoojit Sircar says he was unhappy with the scripts of his upcoming films “1911” and “Hamara Bajaj”, hence they are delayed, however, not shelved. “1911”, which was announced more than a year ago, will star John Abraham. It is a period film on Mohun Bagans historic win against an English football club in 1911. John will play the reallife character of Shiv Das Bhaduri, who led Mohun Bagan in the historic IFA Shield final. “We are not happy with the script so we are still working on it. Its a sports film and it needs lot of work. Once its ready, John Abraham will announce it,” Shoojit told PTI. His another film, “Hamara Bajaj” with Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam, is also on hold. “The script was not to the satisfactory level so we are still working on it,” the “Piku” director said. Shoojit, meanwhile, is excited about his next release “Pink” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu. The film, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, is slated to release on September 16. PTI KKP KRK PSH JMFlast_img read more

Govt invites nominations for Padma awards 2018

first_imgNew Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The process of honouring eminent persons from different walks of life with Padma awards for 2018 has begun with the Home Ministry inviting nominations.The last date for receipt of the nominations for the top civilian honours for 2018 is September 15, 2017, according to a notification issued by the home ministry.The awards seek to recognise work of distinction and exceptional achievements in different fields and disciplines such as art, literature and education, sports, medicine, social work, science and engineering, public affairs, civil service, trade and industry.The nominations or recommendations for the Padma awards will be received online only on the Padma portal designed by the ministry which is available on the address www.padmaawards.gov.in.Nominations are invited every year from all state governments, union territories, ministries, departments of the central government and individuals.Recommendations can be made by state governments, UTs ministries, departments of the government of India, Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awardees, central and state ministers, chief ministers and governors of state, Members of Parliament, etc.The nominations are placed before the Padma awards committee, constituted by the Prime Minister every year.Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards for the year 2018 will be announced on the eve of the Republic Day next year. PTI ACB SKlast_img read more

Bulls Beat The Nets, 115-100

first_imgNEW YORK — So much has changed for Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Some defensive schemes are different, and so is the playing rotation.They can count on their upgraded offense until they figure out the rest.Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Nikola Mirotic had 18 and the Bulls won for the second time in two nights to open the season, beating the Brooklyn Nets 115-100 on Oct. 28.Pau Gasol added 16 points and Rose 15 for the Bulls, who followed their season-opening victory over Cleveland by shooting 54 percent and leading by as many as 19. They built a big early lead, blew most of it with a defenseless second quarter and quickly pulled away again in the third.The transition from Tom Thibodeau to new coach Fred Hoiberg appears seamless, though Rose insists it isn’t.“It’s only two games, we always have room to improve,” he said. “Do I love the way that we played these two games? Of course. We had some ups and downs, but we’ve still got to get better.”Brook Lopez had 26 points and Andrea Bargnani had 17. The Nets opened their 40th season in the NBA by falling into a quick 7-0 hole and trailing the rest of the way. They missed all nine 3-point attempts.Asked how he felt about what he saw, Nets coach Lionel Hollins said: “I don’t feel good about anything. We lost.”“As a coach, I understand that we did do some good things. As I told the team, we have to extend those good things to a longer period of time,” he added. “Cut down on our mistakes in giving them easy things and make them have to earn everything.”The Nets had won their first home game in all three seasons since moving from New Jersey to Brooklyn. They were hoping to get this game, one of their few at Barclays Center during a rough opening stretch. They play seven of their first 10 on the road, including a back-to-back this weekend at San Antonio and Memphis.Hoiberg said before the game it can be difficult to move past emotional games such as the 97-95 home victory over the Cavaliers, but the Bulls jumped to a 28-12 lead in Brooklyn.“It’s a sign of our focus, I think, a sign of what we’re trying to accomplish this year,” Gasol said.The Nets then made 16 of 23 shots and scored 36 points in the second, their highest-scoring quarter ever in an opener, to cut it to 58-55 at halftime.But Chicago opened it up again late in the third, getting a basket by Rose with 3:17 left to beat the shot clock after the Nets cut it to six. Butler added a couple of baskets to keep a safe lead from there.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Giannis’ 31 Points not Enough for the Bucks

first_imgTORONTO (AP) — GRIZZLIES 116, BUCKS 113MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 29 points, Mike Conley added 26 and Memphis used a late 15-2 run to hand Milwaukee its first home loss of the season.After losing a 15-point lead in the third quarter, Memphis surged ahead again late and held on with key baskets from Conley. With the shot clock winding down, Conley hit a turnaround jumper in the middle of the lane for a 113-109 lead with 26 seconds left.Conley also hit two foul shots with 9.9 seconds left for a four-point lead, though Shelvin Mack went 1 of 2 at the line with 2.1 seconds left to give the Bucks one last chance trailing by three.The Bucks inbounded the ball to their best 3-point shooter, Khris Middleton, but he missed near the top of the arc with two defenders in his face as time expired. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points, and Middleton added 25 for the Bucks.PISTONS 106, RAPTORS 104Reggie Bullock made the winning shot as time expired and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-104 on Wednesday night, giving coach Dwane Casey a victory over his former team.Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway each scored 13 points and Stanley Johnson had 12 for the Pistons. They had lost six of eight.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Pascal Siakam and Greg Monroe each had 17 for the Raptors. They have lost consecutive home games after a 7-0 start. Toronto (12-3) also failed to match the best start in franchise history. The Raptors went 13-2 to begin the 2014-15 season.Toronto had won six straight over the Pistons, and nine of the previous 11 meetings.MAGIC 111, 76ERS 106ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 14 points in his Philadelphia debut, but the 76ers collapsed late and lost to Orlando after Terrence Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds.Butler played 33 minutes and shot 6 for 12 from the field. The four-time All-Star was acquired Monday from Minnesota in a five-player trade.Orlando scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter, then held the 76ers without a field goal over the final 3 1/2 minutes. Nikola Vucevic had 30 points, making two free throws with 5.8 seconds left.Joel Embiid finished with a triple-double of 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers. J.J. Redick led Philadelphia with 22 points but committed two turnovers in the final 31 seconds.TIMBERWOLVES 107, PELICANS 100MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points and Minnesota beat New Orleans to to improve to 2-0 since trading Jimmy Butler.Jeff Teague added 14 points and 14 assists. E’Twaun Moore scored a season-high 31 and Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans.The game was Minnesota’s first with forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric. They were acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers along with injured guard Jerryd Bayless in exchange for the disgruntled Butler.Covington started and had 13 points and seven rebounds. Saric added nine points and three rebounds.MAVERICKS 118, JAZZ 68DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and Dallas handed the Jazz their worst loss since moving to Utah.While in New Orleans, the Jazz lost to Milwaukee by 56, 158-102 on March 14, 1979.Dallas set a franchise mark for the fewest points allowed in a half at 22, giving up 13 in the third quarter and nine in the fourth. The previous record was 23 against Sacramento on Jan. 14, 2012. The 50-point margin of victory was the second-highest in team history behind a 53-point win over Philadelphia.Utah was a point off its lowest-scoring half, set against the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 4, 2000.The Mavericks shot 58 percent, making 43 percent of their 3-point shots.Ricky Rubio led Utah with 11 points.THUNDER 128, KNICKS 103OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored a season-high 35 points to help Oklahoma City rout New York.Steven Adams had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Dennis Schroder added 15 points and 12 assists for the Thunder. They have won nine of 10 since an 0-4 start, and improved to 4-1 since point guard Russell Westbrook was sidelined with a sprained left ankle.Tim Hardaway, Jr. scored 20 points, and Enes Kanter added 19 for the Knicks.CELTICS 111, BULLS 82BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 17 points and seven assists and Boston routed Chicago.Jaylen Brown scored 18 points and Jayson Tatum added 14 to help Boston rebound from two straight losses on a 1-4 trip. Gordon Hayward had 11 points, and Al Horford added 10 points and eight rebounds.Shaquille Harrison led Chicago with 16 points.WIZARDS 119, CAVALIERS 95WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Otto Porter added 15 and Washington beat undermanned Cleveland for its third straight victory.Rookie Collin Sexton had a career-high 24 points for Cleveland. Playing the second of back-to-backs after topping Charlotte on Tuesday night, the Cavaliers are an NBA-worst 2-12.In addition to forward Kevin Love (foot surgery), the Cavaliers were without starting point guard George Hill (hamstring), forward Sam Dekker (ankle) and forward Kyle Korver (sore right foot).SUNS 116, SPURS 96PHOENIX (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 16 of his 27 points in the first half and Phoenix built a big lead, almost lost it and then pulled away to beat San Antonio.The Suns ended a four-game losing streak to improve to 3-11.Deandre Ayton added 17 points and 10 rebounds, including a powerful dunk over Davis Bertans early in the fourth quarter. Isaiah Canaan had 19 points and made all five of his 3-pointers, Devin Booker had 13 points and 12 assists and the Suns shot a season-high 56 percent.DeMar DeRozan had 24 points for the Spurs.HEAT 120, NETS 107NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored a season-high 24 points, Goran Dragic had 21 and Miami beat Brooklyn to snap a three-game losing streak.Josh Richardson added 15 points and Hassan Whiteside had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat. They never trailed and led by as much as 23.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points for the Nets in their first game since losing leading scorer Caris LeVert to a dislocated right foot.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Anushka Sharma joins Virat Kohli in England ahead of India’s Afghanistan tie

first_imgIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli was spotted in London with wife and Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma earlier this week even as Team India is on a brief break between matches at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.India had comfortably outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan in a much-anticipated World Cup 2019 clash at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. The second-ranked ODI side, led by Kohli, will next face Afghanistan after a five-day break in Southampton.Images of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma hanging out on a London street has gone viral on social media.Notably, the wives and family members of the India players seem to have joined them in England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had reportedly allowed the wives and family members of the India players and the support staff to stay with the team for a 15-day period during the ongoing World Cup.However, the wives and family members were not allowed to travel with the cricketers for the first 20 days of World Cup 2019, which included India’s big-ticket tie against Pakistan.Shikhar Dhawan took to social media to post a photograph of himself and his family with his opening partner Rohit Sharma and his wife, Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira.”Enjoying the local train journey with the Sharma family,” Dhawan wrote on Instagram.Notably, Ritika Sajdeh was cheering for Rohit and Team India from the stands at Old Trafford even as the India vice-captain went on to blast 140 in India’s 89-run (DLS) win over Pakistan on Sunday.Speaking after the match, Rohit Sharma credited his family for helping him be in “good space” in the initial stages of his World Cup 2019 campaign.”I am in a very good phase in my life. I have a newly born daughter and that has really put me in a good space. I’m enjoying my cricket, coming off a great IPL campaign and then starting off here,” Rohit Sharma had said.Having won 3 out of their first 4 matches, India next face Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: This India team intimidates Pakistan, says Waqar YounisAlso Read | Diamonds are forever: Hardik Pandya unveils his World Cup accessories on Chahal TVAlso See:last_img read more

13 hours agoWolves complete stunning away comeback over Slovan Bratislava

first_imgWolves complete stunning away comeback over Slovan Bratislavaby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says his team are out to enjoy the Europa League after clinching their second group stage win on Thursday. The Premier League collected a courageous away victory over Slovan Bratislava, winning the match 2-1.Andraz Sporar’s deflected shot opened the scoring for the hosts after 11 minutes.But two goals in five minutes in the second half from Roman Saiss and Raul Jimenez sealed a memorable victory for Wolves, with Diogo Jota’s late red-card the only blemish on the evening.Nuno told BT Sport: “It was tough like we knew it would be. First half was difficult, we didn’t perform very well, second half was much better. They had one shot on target and that’s something we’ve got to improve, we can’t concede this goal.”Adama [Traore] helped a lot with his width and helping to unbalance them. With one man less it was about defending, we were brave and we managed to take what we wanted from the game. The Wolves fans here can go home happy.”Our aim is to enjoy this competition. You have to remember where we came from. It’s about enjoying it and seeing what happens at the end of it.”The young people were shouting, I didn’t expect that from them. It was so noisy and it gave Slovan an advantage and really helped them. It was better having them in the ground though, it’s more enjoyable.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Eastwood Park Computer Resource Centre Upgraded

first_imgThe Eastwood Park Computer Resource Centre has been renovated at a cost of $3.2 million by the Universal Service Fund, formerly Universal Access Fund. The facility, located at the Eastwood Park Road New Testament Church of God in Kingston, has been outfitted with 18 computers, a server and two printers. The Fund has also provided furniture for the centre. Addressing a ceremony to officially open the centre on January 28, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, welcomed the initiative, noting that he viewed these projects which provide communities with greater access to technology, as critical to the country’s development and creating a knowledge-based society. Host Pastor Rev. Alexander G. Simms, said he is grateful for the refurbishment, emphasizing that it will assist with the educational development of young persons and seniors from the surrounding community. [RELATED: Govt using ICT as a Tool for Development – Paulwell] He pointed out that the church is now able to provide a comfortable facility where homework can be completed, particularly for students who are at Grade 11 in high school and for whom computer access is vital for the completion of projects, such as their School-Based Assessment. “For those older folks who do not have a chance to understand the implications of the new communications technology as they are unable to afford personal computers, we will be able to offer them an opportunity to move into the 21st Century as far as information and communication technologies are concerned,” he said. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund, Hugh Cross, commended the church fraternity for their vision, resilience and persistence in ensuring the provision of such a facility for the community. He urged the beneficiaries to take care of the equipment and make use of the facility, and pledged the assistance of the Fund to offset the cost of the monthly internet service. Royale Computers and Accessories, church members and other individuals also contributed to the renovation.last_img read more

After 50 days Modi 20 pats itself on the back

first_imgNew Delhi: The second term of the Modi government caters to all sections of the society and the pace of reforms, welfare and justice for all has been faster than in the first term, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. He was presenting the report card of the government after the completion of 50 days. The Minister stressed that making India a $5 trillion economy was no more just a dream and a roadmap for achieving it had been laid down in these 50 days. Also Read – Indian Air Force a symbol of valour, courage: Shah Emphasising that the government had strived to be inclusive, he said the primary focus of the government was towards farmers, soldiers, youths, labourers, businessmen, research, relation with neighbouring countries, investment, infrastructure development, fight against corruption and social justice. Enumerating several key decisions of the government, Javadekar said: “Rs 6,000 will now be provided to all farmers, Minimum Support Price (MSP) for several crops has doubled and in some cases trebled in comparison to 2014 rates, 10,000 farmers producer organisations are being formed. Changes in Labour Code will benefit 40 crore informal sector workers through wage and labour security. For the first time, pension has been provided for traders.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Javadekar added that in the course of next five years, Rs 100 lakh crore will be invested towards development of infrastructure. He highlighted that the government was working in mission mode to comprehensively address water-related issues. On the security front, he highlighted that the government had been successful in reducing the impact of separatists in Jammu and Kashmir. He added that India had emerged as a global leader. The Minister spoke on the government’s crackdown on the corruption in bureaucracy. “Steps have been taken to strengthen action against economic offenders. A Bill is being brought to act against Ponzi schemes.” He talked about the decisiveness of the government in safeguarding children against sexual crimes through amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He also talked about steps taken to reform medical education in the country and to ensure transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of medical education.last_img read more

New accord between Ontario and First Nations may be step towards selfgovernance

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere was a new deal struck Monday between the Chiefs of Ontario and the province.The hope is it will lead to a stronger working relationship between First Nations and the provincial government.APTN’s Wayne Rivers reports it’s being perceived as an important step in the fight to assert First Nation self-governance in Ontario.last_img

Court appoints receiver for ReidBuilt Homes as Alberta faces housing glut

first_imgCALGARY – One of Alberta’s largest home builders has been placed in receivership by an Edmonton court.Alvarez & Marsal Canada says in a posting on its website that it was named Thursday as receiver for insolvent ReidBuilt Homes and several subsidiaries by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.The company’s failure comes as Alberta recovers from an oil price-induced slump that led to concerns about “imbalances around overbuilding,” according to Richard Cho, principal of market analysis for Calgary at Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp.CMHC statistics show the inventory of built but not occupied new housing units reached a record high of 4,397 last March. Cho said they fell to 4,039 in September as the Alberta economy gradually improved over the summer.Documents filed in court by Royal Bank show that ReidBuilt owes more than $64 million and Emilie Reid, wife of founder Art Reid, who died in 2009, owes the bank $2 million. The company did not respond to a request for comment.Last month, Postmedia reported the company was attempting to sell its Calgary division, and had stopped construction on dozens of houses. Several media outlets reported that some contractors had not been paid.last_img read more

Get ready for theatre relay

first_imgAlong day theatre festival, ‘Thespis 3’ – the third season of the National Micro Drama Festival will be organised by Vriksh the theatre, for the theatre lovers on April 21, at Kamani Auditorium.It is going to be the first time in the history of world theatre that forty plays will be performed on a single day with a maximum duration of ten minutes and awards are offered for 10 categories like Best Production, Script, Direction, Actor, Actress, Technician, will also be given. The event will be inaugurated by ‘Kanpur- e- Kashmir’ directed by Vijay Kapoor, the winner of last year. Further the festival would be followed by plays in English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Urdu including ‘Hukum Malik’ by Rajiv Kohli; ‘Chand Ka Pinjra’ by Deepu Sood; ‘Natrang’ by Sumit Nair, ‘The Red String café’ by Pratibha and Ananya Sharma; ‘Shatabdir Byadhi’ by Prithwijit Chowdhury; ‘Aattam’ by M Shaji, to name a few. This year’s objective of the theatre group is to spread the idea of ‘Art for Humanity’, through different plays, different stories which will be shown. The festival has been organised from three years, in the name of Greek artist ‘Thespis’ – who is believed to be the person first to appear on stage. Not only the festival has entertained the audience, but also to its credit, this celebration of abundance has also bagged ‘Best of India Records’ for the last two consecutive years. Due to its unique nature, questions related to this festival have found a way into competitive examinations for bank recruitments and Civil Service prelims preliminary.last_img read more

Moroccan among ten Champions of Change honored by Obama

Rabat – “Dreamers” or “Champions of Change” are ten young adults who have qualified for the U.S. government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA). This year’s Champions will be honored by The White House on Tuesday June 17, presumably to raise awareness about the program and to tout the recipients’ successes and contributions to American society.The “Champions of Change” all came to the United States illegally from Mexico (five individuals), Colombia, Morocco, India, Taiwan, and the Philippines before turning sixteen. Now, they “serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres,” according to the White House. This program, which was created by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2012 through an Executive Order, defers any action on the status of people who migrated to America illegally as children for the period of two years, and has been renewed for another two years. However, the program does not give them any legal status.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Should Moroccans Support Algeria in the World Cup

By Majid MorceliSan Francisco- Moroccans are divided between those who are for and those who are against Algeria in the World Cup, and both have their reasons. There are those who are willing to look at it strictly from an Arab perspective: they see it as Algeria is an Arab nation and a victory for Algeria is a victory for all Arabs. Many others consider Algeria and Morocco the same: they share the same values, traditions, and history. They fault the leaders of the two countries for their conflict.However, there are those who reject Pan-Arab ideologies and cannot see themselves rooting for the Algerian team for as long as the Algerian military government remains the hurdle to peace between the Morocco and Algeria.When Morocco’s media was busy praising Algeria’s success in the World Cup, the Algerian official media was publishing these articles: “The Moroccan occupation forces manhandled Sunday night Saharawi citizens who went out to celebrate the victory of the Algerian national team”.Moroccans watching the Algeria-Russia game were ecstatic when Algeria scored the goal to tie the game. Little did they expect that right after Algeria’s goal, television stations around the world were to show Polisario flags among Algerian fans in the stadium.Moroccans should continue to cheer for Algeria for one very important reason: they should not let down the great Algerian men and women like Sofiane Feghouli, the Algerian International player who was not afraid to hold the Moroccan flag to show appreciation for Moroccan fans. Let us be the better men and women.Moroccans have two choices: to go as low as some Algerians go or to decide that they will no longer entertain hate and ignorance and be the better people. The choice is obvious, and good will always beat evil.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Thanks to Ronaldo Serie A matches will arrive to a TV

first_imgThe Italian football league has made a deal with a U.S. TV channel to broadcast its matches in AmericaCristiano Ronaldo’s signing with Juventus was not only good for the team.The Italian club has sold out on all CR7 shirts for the 2018-2019 season thanks to the Portuguese superstar.But now, his contract with the Bianconeri has proved to be useful for the Italian Serie A.On an article published by The World Soccer Talk, it was announced that ESPN will broadcast the Serie A matches in the U.S. in a multi-year deal.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We are extremely satisfied with the agreement, which testifies the growing importance and the international recognition of our league,” said Gaetano Miccichè, Serie A President.“This agreement, together with those recently concluded, shows the value of both Serie A TIM and its champions, which will be appreciated by more than 90 million soccer fans and enthusiasts in the U.S. in the next years.”ESPN cuts a deal for rights to Italy’s Serie A. The streaming service ESPN+ will carry 9 matches live per week from August through May; ESPN or ESPN3 will carry a Match of the Week.— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) August 7, 2018last_img read more

WATCH Alien researcher releases eerie clip of highspeeding UFO in Orange County

first_imgMavixxxPopular conspiracy theory YouTube channel ‘Mavixxx’ has now uploaded a mysterious video clip that shows a UFO flying in the skies of Orange County, California at breathtaking speed. The clip shows a disc-shaped flying object in the skies, and it had glowing light in its seemingly metallic body.In the video, the conspiracy theorist revealed that the footage was shot on June 19, 2019, and the sighting was apparently captured by a local resident named Sherlly Galicia. Interestingly, the shape and structure of the flying object spotted in the skies of Orange County seems very similar to the alien flying crafts we have seen in Hollywood sci-fi flicks like ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Mars Attack’.The video uploaded by Mavixxx has already gone viral on YouTube, and it has already racked up more than 25,000 views. After watching the video, most of the viewers claimed that sightings like these are authentic proof of alien existence. As per these alien enthusiasts from the deep space used to visit the earth to monitor human activities, and they even went ahead and claimed that these otherworldly entities are gearing up for an invasion.However, skeptics were quick to dismiss the alien angle, and they revealed that the flying object spotted in the video could be a drone. Some others argued that these crafts might be sometimes secret military vehicles that have the capability to travel at hypersonic speed.The new sighting was reported just a few days after Donald Trump, the president of the United States revealed that he does not believe in aliens. Interestingly, Pentagon had earlier confirmed that they had carried out a secretive mission to unravel the mysteries surrounding UFO sightings, especially the one reported by Navy officials. Several Navy officials had previously informed the authorities that the flying objects spotted in the skies performed bizarre manoeuvres that literally defied all laws of modern physics.last_img read more