Cannes 2017: The Square bags Palme D’Or, Sofia Coppola wins Best Director

first_imgDirector Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Cannes Film Festival’s highest honour as his The Square, an art world satire that stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, won this year’s Palme d’Or.When Ostlund did not get an Oscar nomination in 2015, he released a video that included what he called a “worst man cry”.On Sunday night, the Swedish director took a different tack as he rejoiced in his Cannes win. He asked photographers in the pit below the stage at the Lumiere Theatre to turn their cameras on the audience and led all attendees in a primal scream “of happiness”.He said, “I can direct you now, after all I won the Palme d’Or.”Other winners included Diane Kruger as Best Actress for her first German-language turn in Fatih Akin’s In the Fade, a timely story of the aftermath of a terrorist bombing, reports deadline.com.The actress, who works largely in French and American cinema, gave a shout-out to those affected by terrorism, particularly the folks left behind.To those “who have to go on living” after losing someone, she said, “please know you are not forgotten”.Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor for You Were Never Really Here. He sported Converse sneakers, apologising that his proper shoes already had been sent home.The Amazon Studios title also won Best Screenplay for writer-director Lynne Ramsay, who shared that nod in a tie with Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou for The Killing of a Sacred Deer.Actress Nicole Kidman was awarded a special 70th anniversary award. She sent a video message from Nashville saying she was “devastated” for not being present at the event.advertisement”Last week was like a dream. This is a lovely way to come back to the dream,” Kidman said.Among her acknowledgements was Sofia Coppola, in whose movie The Beguiled Kidman starred.Coppola, also absent from the Palais gala, was named Best Director for the film. She sent a message honouring, among others, her mother and father, director Francis Ford Coppola who made The Godfather trilogy.This is the second time in the festival’s history that a woman has won this prize, following Yuliya Solntseva for The Story of the Flaming Years back in 1961.In other big wins, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless, won the Jury Prize. And, Robin Campillo’s AIDS activist drama “120 Beats Per Minute” picked up the Grand Prize.ALSO READ: India going gaga over Aishwarya and Sonam, but no Indian film in competition at Cannes ALSO READ: Sonam Kapoor reveals whom her psychedelic saree at Cannes Film Festival was dedicated to WATCH: Deepika talks about Cannes, her Met Gala outfit and selfieslast_img read more

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Sunshine Coast Accommodation

first_imgThe Sunshine Coast plays host to the NYC from 2013 to 2015. Enquire now for group accommodation at groups@scdl.com.au and plan a fun and naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast getaway.For more information on the Sunshine Coast, check out the website – www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au Related Filessunshine_coast_flyer-pdfRelated LinksSunshine Coast Accommodationlast_img

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Mens Lacrosse drops ECAC conference opener to Loyola 129

Losing its fourth consecutive game, the No. 17 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team was unable to outscore the Loyola Greyhounds in the ECAC conference opener on Saturday. The Buckeyes had just come off a tough three-game road schedule, losing narrowly to No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 6 Virginia and unranked Albany. The Buckeyes struggled greatly with time of possession, as crucial turnovers and a nearly 2-to-1 ground ball advantage for the Greyhounds hindered OSU. “We’re not playing a championship brand of lacrosse right now,” OSU coach Nick Myers said after the game. “Credit Loyola — they’re a good team, but we didn’t play anywhere close to 60 minutes of Buckeye lacrosse today.” The Buckeyes were 8-for-25 in faceoffs, which also contributed to the their scant possessions. “Loyola is a team that is going to possess the ball,” Myers said. “When you don’t have the ball, your defense plays more than they want to, and ultimately that’s when breakdowns occur.” Leading the charge for the Greyhounds was senior midfielder Chris Palmer, who scored five goals. Fellow senior attackman Matt Langan also registered a hat trick. The Greyhounds set the tone early with a three-goal flurry in the first 12 minutes of the game. OSU rallied back in the second period to tie the game, 3-3, with Dominique Alexander scoring first. Alexander led the Buckeyes in scoring with two goals. Palmer was able to notch a goal near the end of the half to put the Greyhounds up, 4-3, at the break. The Greyhounds began strong in the third period with two goals. OSU freshman midfielder Michael Italiano responded quickly with a goal, but senior midfielder Mike Pires drew a two-minute nonreleasable penalty shortly after, which proved particularly damaging. The Greyhounds scored two quick goals while the Buckeyes were shorthanded, pushing Loyola up, 9-4. The Buckeyes were able to claw their way back into the game, bringing the score to 10-9 at the four-minute mark, but were unable to secure the win as the Greyhounds scored two final goals to put away the game. The Greyhounds star attackman Mike Sawyer was limited to one goal. Loyola managed to shut down the Buckeyes’ leading scorer, sophomore attackman Logan Schuss, who failed to score a goal for the first time in his entire collegiate career of 23 games. The loss starts the Buckeyes off at 0-1 in the early ECAC conference play, and brings them to an even 5-5 on the season. With the tough four-loss stretch, Myers said, his team simply will look to the future. “We have to keep working. We can’t focus on what’s been,” Myers said. “Right now we have the whole season in front of us, and this conference is wide open.” The Buckeyes will face Hobart at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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De Gea looking for transfer away from Mourinho

first_imgManchester United’s current goalkeeper David De Gea has been looking at opportunities from all around Europe lately. However, he could sign a team no one has ever thought he would.The Spaniard seems sceptical about winning much silverware under the rule of Jose Mourinho while still playing for the Red Devils. Since Real Madrid stopped showing interest in him, he has been searching everywhere and he might eventually end up in – surpise! – Paris.He has been with United since 2011 and is currently considered one the world’s best goalkeepers. De Gea was rumoured to be joining Real back in 2015 but to no success. Despite not coming to an eventual agreement, Madrid’s door was still open for him until recently, when Perez set his sight on Roma goalkeeper Alisson.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Paris Saint-Germain have been chasing the Spaniard for his signature. Despite not being really into it, De Gea might sign as his only desire right now is to leave Mourinho, according to Caught Offside.Jose Mourinho has been underachieving overall since he took over Manchester United in the last season – so far he has been able to win only the League Cup and Europe League, which is certainly not enough for the 27-years-old De Gea.last_img read more

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Real Madrid legend Ronaldo exit would hurt

first_imgReal Madrid legend Michel Salgado has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure this summer will “hurt” him and he also conceded that the lowering of the release clause has left him “worried”The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with a sensational €100m move to Juventus this summer with the latest reports suggesting that a deal is close to being completed.Salgado, who left Real at the same time as Ronaldo arrived for a then-world record transfer fee of €94m from Manchester United in 2009, is troubled by the fact that the 33-year-old may very well be on his way out.“Personally, if he is going, it will hurt me because I have been with him for six months,” said Salgado, according to SportsKeeda.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.“He was leaving his mark in Real Madrid or he is still doing it, but I know him pretty much, and when he takes a decision he goes ahead no matter the consequences.“But, if Cristiano is not going, we will have him for the biggest moments because he is a phenomenon. But if he finally decides to go, we have to wish him all the best and thank him for everything.“I am worried that he is going but that is a personal decision and lowering the release clause worried me as well.”Salgado spent 10 years of his playing career at Real between 1999 and 2009, where he won four La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns in that period.last_img read more

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Skippings appalled by depleted GT Police Force down to 23 he says

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Dec 2015 – Out of date equipment and little investment in professional training are what the police force faces among other things says former Chief Minister and Progressive Democratic Alliance leader, Oswald Skippings. Skippings in criticizing the Police Force executives for relocating officers from Grand Turk to Provo, says the move has left 23 officers in the nation’s Capital.  In the news release, the report is there are mounting frustrations amongst the Police, including contention over a reported salary disparity.  Skippings reveals that foreign officers are getting $3,000 per month for living allowance, while local police redeployed to Provo receive only $650 according to Oswald Skippings.  The PDA is the second political party this week to speak out on the re-deployment; the PDM earlier said it got a report confirming the move from the Police Force.  Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson said the PDM would continue to monitor the situation.  The PDAs Skippings in a media release is not interested in waiting, he slammed the PNP Administration.“The government is of no use to its people and seems totally out of touch with the oppression and abuse of our people.”  Earlier in the week we asked Oswald Skippings if he was secretly recording potential candidates for his party; we still have no reply on that issue. Recommended for you PDA to hold Provo rally tonight Related Items:bahamas police force, oswald skippings, progressive democratic alliance Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDA takes rally to Five Cays PDA Leader calls for Ministry of Health to be more visible in their fight against Zikalast_img read more

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Christmas Travel Outlook For Kenai Peninsula

first_imgBut traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to turn you into the Grinch. If you plan to venture out of the Kenai Peninsula visit 511.alaska.gov prior to embarking on the roadways to check road conditions and possible delays. For travelers heading to Anchorage from the Peninsula, Hewitt advised them to be aware of pothole damage in the Girdwood area, and winter driving conditions are ‘fair’. With temperatures expected to remain below freezing through Christmas Day, Alaskan travelers are urged to prepare a simple winter safety kit for holiday road trips. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“Home for the Holidays” is a familiar refrain during December. But for a growing segment of Kenai Peninsula residents, Christmas time has become a popular time to travel. Breke Hewitt with the Department of Transportation says driving conditions throughout the Kenai Peninsula for the holiday weekend are ‘fair with some slightly icy patches’: “Drive with your headlights on, give yourself plenty of time to safely get where you may be going for the holiday weekend.” AAA said in a report, that roughly 107.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during December 23 through January 1, a 3.1 percent increase from a year earlier and the most ever recorded. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-christmas-travel-outlook-.mp3VmJennifer-on-christmas-travel-outlook-.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

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Delhi temple vandalism Amit Shah summons police commissioner after brawl turns communal

first_imgThe Delhi Police have arrested four people in total in connection with alleged vandalising of the temple.IANSUnion Home Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday, July 3, summoned Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik after Sunday’s communal clash over the Chandni Chowk temple vandalisation incident.News agency ANI reported that Amit Shah reprimanded the Delhi Police over the delay in action in the case. Amit Shah, the president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Reuters FileAfter meeting Amit Shah, Amulya Patnaik said, “I have briefed him about the situation here. Things are now normal in the Hauz Qazi area.”Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have arrested four people in total in connection with alleged vandalising of the temple.The Congress party targeted the Modi-led BJP government over “no action” in Delhi “temple incident”. Taking to Twitter, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said, “Day 2 of the temple incident and no action yet by Home Minister, Delhi Police under the BJP rules Centre. We know the ruling party doesn’t care about minorities but does it also not care for the sentiments of majority?”How a scuffle led to communal tension Tension gripped Old Delhi’s Chawri Bazaar after a fight over parking a scooter snowballed into a confrontation between Hindus and Muslims on Monday, July 1. The trouble began when 20-year-old Aas Mohammad parked his scooter outside a building, which was objected by Sanjeev Gupta, a resident of the building.Violence broke out and both communities resorted to stone pelting following which a temple was vandalised. Security has been beefed up at Lal Kuan to prevent any flare-up.A number of videos which were doing the rounds on the internet showed a man allegedly being thrashed by some people.The temple priest, Anil Kumar Pandey, said that a mob came to the temple and vandalised it. The two sides reportedly raised slogans which added fuel to the fire.last_img read more

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In the spirit of healthy competition

first_imgThe handicraft industry in India had propelled in the recent past and to acknowledge that an award ceremony has been planned out. The awards for outstanding performance in exports of handicrafts for the year 2013 – 14 and 2014 –15 will be distributed on the January 9, to 66 and 68 exporters respectively involved in handicrafts production and exports from the country to the world markets at the Convention Hall, Hotel The Ashok, Chankayapuri, New Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhile Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles will be the Chief Guest, Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge) will also grace the export award ceremony. KK Jalan, Secretary, MSME and Additional Charge of Ministry of Textiles will be present during award function beside luminaries from the trade and industry, exporters of handicrafts, said Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. The institution of export awards on yearly basis has evolved and is being implemented by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), which is an apex body for development and promotion of exports of handicrafts from the country. The export awards are given based on the export performance of the exporters and are selected by Export Awards Selection Committee chaired by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) or his nominee (Addl Development Commissioner – Handicrafts) and members of Committee of Administration of the Council. Five types of awards are given to the exporters of handicrafts based on their highest export performance which are duly attested by their Chartered Accountant viz top export award (all handicrafts) and top export award (product categories); Women entrepreneur award; and Regional export award. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveRakesh Kumar also informed that the objective of giving away export awards is to create a sense of healthy competition amongst the exporters and to encourage wholesome competition through the institution of such prestigious awards. The awards have become a coveted recognition amongst the handicraft exporters as more and more exporters strive to receive this award. There will be 53 recipients of trophies ( including hat trick) for 2013 – 14 and 2014 – 15 under each product category. Eight companies which are totally run and directed by women will be given trophies as women entrepreneurs for the two years. 42 merit certificates will also be given to those who stand second in the export performance in each product category. 28 merit certificates for excellent export growth in specific product categories and 11 merit certificates regional awards will also be distributed. Apart from above, life time achievement awards for outstanding contribution towards handicraft sector will also be given.last_img read more

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