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NO PROSECUTION INTO THE DEATH OF POPULAR YOUNG DONEGAL GAA STAR

first_imgThe late Conal GildeaThere will be no prosecution into the death of popular Ardara GAA player Conal Gildea, who died last year after falling into the River Liffey. The body of the late Conal Gildea was retrieved from Britton Quay, in Dublin’s city centre on April 29th, 2013. Gildea was a teenage sensation for Ardara, and is regarded as one of the most talented players the club ever produced.Gildea was employed as a plumber in Dublin at the time of his tragic death.At his inquest last year, the cause of death was determined as drowning, although the Gardaí were carrying out an investigation into issues of ‘supply’ that could lead to prosecution.However, at the Coroner’s Court yesterday Inspector Martin Mooney said a file had gone to DPP with instructions returned that there is to be no prosecution.The inquest was then adjourned for a full hearing on January 9th 2015.NO PROSECUTION INTO THE DEATH OF POPULAR YOUNG DONEGAL GAA STAR was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Conal GildeacourtsdeathDPPinquestnewsProsecutionRiver Liffeytragiclast_img read more

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Spurs worry over Dawson after Fulham’s shock derby victory

first_imgTottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas was left with a potential injury headache following Fulham’s shock 1-0 victory against his team at White Hart Lane.Spurs defender Michael Dawson will be assessed by England’s medical staff after picking up a hamstring strain during the game.Dawson was substituted at half-time and Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas admitted the player will probably miss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.“Michael will be assessed by the England medical staff in communication with our own to find out if he can make it or not,” Villas-Boas confirmed.“It is something they will have to decide between them but he probably won’t [be available].“He felt his muscle going in the first half and if he’d have carried on he would have been at risk of a major injury.”See also:Spurs lacked organisation, AVB 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Dolcini throws perfect game, Christensen breaks HR record as Fortuna sweeps Arcata

first_imgArcata >> Add another check mark to laundry list of goals for the Fortuna Huskies set for themselves this season. Fortuna (21-1-1 overall, 12-0 Big 5), ranked No. 1 in the North Coast Section Division 4, completed a perfect Big 5 season with a doubleheader sweep of Arcata (4-16, 0-12 Big 5), 24-0 and 8-0, Friday at Arcata High School.“We finally accomplished a goal to go undefeated in league,” said Fortuna catcher Jenna Christensen, who broke her sister Courtney’s school record by going deep …last_img read more

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Young South Africans urged to volunteer

first_img15 June 2012Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has called on young South Africans to make positive changes in their communities by volunteering their services.Sexwale was speaking during the handing over of new houses built by youngsters in the farming community of Kirkwood outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on Thursday, just two days before South Africa celebrates its Youth Day national holiday.“We emphasis this thing of volunteerism because this is the month when young people took to the streets and took matters into their own hands to better the lives of South Africans – they never sat back,” Sexwale told scores of young people at Thursday’s handover.Youth build programmeThe houses were built by a group of youngsters as part of the National Youth Development Agency’s (NYDA’s) “youth-build” programme, which encourages young people to participate in community development through the construction of houses.The 36 houses are part of the 36th anniversary of the June 16 Youth Day commemorations. The agency said each house was subsidised through sponsorships to the value of R79 812.78, which included all the building material.Sexwale said there was often a misconception among the youth of today that voluntary work was mainly for old people and the unemployed. He found it strange that many young people refused to do voluntary work even if it would equip them with skills.“This the month we remember a painful year 1976, but what we need to encourage in today’s youth is that despite the challenges, they can still do things to better people’s lives, things like what these youngsters here have done,” Sexwale said.Sexwale hailed the 150 youngsters who were involved in the construction of the houses, describing them as an inspiration to the nation and the heroes of 1976.He said that his department and the NYDA would spread the initiative to other provinces to encourage more youngsters to get involved in the programme.Human settlements projects ‘across the country’Among the beneficiaries of Thursday’s handover was 75-year-old gogo Nongazelo Maqhabase, who had been sharing a small shack with her three grandchildren for many years.She said: “I do not have words to describe how I feel, I never thought I would one day own a decent house of my own. I am a happy person today, I express my gratitude to all those who were involved in the building of the house.”Sexwale said the government was currently busy with human settlements projects across the country. A total of 10 000 houses were being built in Lephalale in Limpopo province, 50 000 in KwaZulu-Natal, and 35 000 to the south of Johannesburg.“So we are building human settlements all over the country, and by doing so we are not just putting a roof over people’s heads but we are creating jobs for the youth, because construction is a skill – we are providing skills, educations and knowledge.”‘We are also present in construction’NYDA CEO Steven Ngobeni said the agency was impressed by the interest it had attracted from young people, considering that construction was viewed as “a sector for the unskilled”.“As young people we are making a statement that we are also present in construction, and we need that skill to be further strengthened in us,” Ngobeni said. “As young people we refuse to let our challenges stand in the way of us seeing progress both for ourselves and our communities.”Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Obed Bapela, also speaking at the handover, decried the fact that more than 50 percent of South Africa’s unemployed youth were under the age of 35.He blamed a lack of skills and a high dropout rate at schools as contributing to the country’s youth unemployment.“In 1991, we enrolled more than 1.5-million, but only 500&nsbp;000 reached matric,” Bapela said. “We cannot pride ourselves over that; we have to change focus and the way we do things.”He said the Presidency would be requesting all ministers to produce a report on “what they have done for the youth”.“We will be requesting them to give us reports on what is it that they have done in job creation and youth development since we established youth directorates in all departments”.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Why Are Houses Built This Way?

first_imgReaders of GreenBuildingAdvisor’s Q&A forum, and the bi-monthly Q&A Spotlights, are probably used to thorough parsings of seemingly small details in high-performance construction. But GBA reader Peter L. brings our attention to an elemental question: Are we still in the dark ages of residential building?A case in point is a partially completed house near Phoenix, Arizona, that Peter says is missing only a layer of rigid insulation and building paper before it will be finished with a coat of stucco. The photos he sends show whole sections of wall without sheathing, and a bizarre detail of using building tape to seal window flanges to nothing but air.“Brand new build going up in Phoenix,” Peter writes. “What you see is completely 100% framed and ready for stucco. The missing OSB sheathing is done on purpose. They do ‘open framing’ and use sheathing only where required. The rest is open 2×4 framing.“They will stuff R-13 batts within the 2×4 walls, staple on some building paper, then put 1 inch of rigid EPS on the outside, and use conventional stucco to finish it off,” he continues. “A recent blower door test on a home like this showed 15 air changes per hour. All of the ductwork and air handlers are installed in the 150°F unconditioned attic.” RELATED ARTICLES Are Energy Codes Working?Are We Really Better Off With Building Codes?Comfort Comes With Green BuildingWhat’s Wrong With This Insulation Job? Regional market conditions are a factorAre shoddy construction practices the result of regional market forces? Dana Dorsett thinks so.“My understanding is that local markets in much of the Southwest demands a very low price per square foot, which drives all sorts of cost-cutting measures (including rampant exploitation of undocumented labor) for builders to stay competitive,” Dorsett writes.“The skim-coat-of-stucco-on-1-inch EPS sheathing with the minimum amount of shear panels or cross bracing doesn’t exactly offer much confidence about the longevity of the building, even if the big bad wolf doesn’t show up to huff, puff, and blow the damned thing down,” he continues. “But sadly, it seems to be the current standard in the region. I’m sure there are a lot of trailers that will last longer than some of these houses.”Also, local building codes are apparently no help.Most Arizona building codes are based on the 2009 version of the International Residential Code, Dorsett says, which requires an inspection or blower door test results of 7 air changes per hour at 50 pascals or less — half the leakage rate of houses built like this.“Maricopa County (the Phoenix metro area) does not require the blower door test,” Peter replies. “The county amended any codes requiring blower door tests. The blower door test that was done was merely for reference purposes to see how tight or leaky these new homes are. “And the result is very high energy bills for residents.“The photo at the top of the thread is of course a two-story home and around 3,200 square feet,” Peter adds. “They will install two 5-ton AC units, one for each floor. The monthly summer AC bill on this type of home will average around $350 to $500 per month depending on where the occupants set the temperature at. Typically, they set it at 79°F but for those who like it colder at around 75°F, they will see the $500 a month bill.” Construction at this level has some obvious problems and some not-so-obvious flaws as well. With no sheathing in spots, for example, burglars can get inside with nothing more formidable than a screwdriver.Is this type of construction typical? And what would home buyers think if they could look beneath the skin of a house like this? Or maybe we’re just generally too fussy. Those are topics for this Q&A Spotlight. Our expert’s opinionPeter Yost, GBA’s technical director, had this to add:Why are we still seeing this sort of stuff in the 21st century? I think that this video, “If Cars Were Built Like Houses,” provides part of the answer. Yes, quality can be achieved on the job site, but the process is inherently more than just challenging.In this specific instance — production homes in hot dry climates — is there really any way that high performance can be achieved? I think so, for these reasons and with these caveats:Open-cavity face-sealed stucco homes are being built regularly in the Southwest that comply with Energy Star Version 3.0 and offer thermal comfort guarantees and space conditioning energy bill guarantees. (See, for example, Environments for Living Platinum homes in Phoenix.)Ducts in unconditioned space never cut it; high-performance production builders in the Southwest primarily insulate and air seal at the roofline.If you include home security as part of the definition of a high-performance home, then “open-cavity” wall assemblies clearly don’t cut it. (Pardon the pun on “cut.”) But then there are “high-performance” production builders in the mid-Atlantic using thin-profile foil-faced panels (such as Thermo-ply who would not make the cut either.To build high-performance buildings, you have to invest in training the trades, and when you do, they get it.Many years ago, when I was working in the Building America program at Building Science Corporation, we did a case study on a production builder in Banning, California, who had the most amazing build team. (The guy’s name was Josh, but I can’t find the case study on the BSC or the Building America Solutions Center.) The “champion” was a very young project manager who trained, treated, and lauded every building assembly (and HVAC) contractor and their crews with 100% attention to detail. At a site meeting I was invited to attend, every single worker — right down to the young tiny guy insulating and air sealing all the lousy and tight spaces in their attics — was incredibly proud of his work and their product. These guys “fought” to stay on the crews working for this particular manager. Latino or Anglo—no one cared. It was doing good work with good results that drove this team and their work, and it really showed.When you hear someone in the building industry say, “Buyers just aren’t interested in energy efficiency or performance,” it’s because they are not interested. I am so tired of hearing this; it is flat-out never true. Imagine someone buying a car or other “performance” purchase saying, “I don’t care about miles per gallon or horsepower or if the heater, defrost, or air conditioner works well.”It’s not that home buyers don’t want performance or energy efficiency — they just don’t connect those attributes to their home purchase, strange as that may seem. If you make that connection for them, they move very readily from buyers interested in curb appeal and granite countertops to savvy performance-interested buyers. This would all be a lot easier for builders and buyers if realtors, appraisers, and lenders understood buildings as performance products too, but that is another problem I am tired of ranting on…center_img Is the local labor pool a factor?Writing from neighboring New Mexico, Nate G suggests that part of the problem is that undocumented Mexican workers that make up most of the labor pool are more familiar with masonry construction than wood framing. Not taking advantage of their skills, he says, is a missed opportunity.“You tell a bunch of Mexicans to lay block and plaster it, and they’ll do a beautiful job, code or no,” Nate writes. “You give them a pile of lumber and tell them to build a house, and it comes out like that mess, even with codes and inspections. They simply don’t have the cultural knowledge of wood construction that others do; they can do masonry, but we don’t ask them to do it here. They can’t understand why.That’s not it at all, says GBA senior editor Martin Holladay. “Your obsession with ‘illegal Mexicans’ is entirely misplaced,” Holladay says. “The fact that this house has almost no wall sheathing, and convoluted ductwork in an unconditioned attic, has nothing to do with whether the workers on the site were born in Denver or born in Guadalajara,” he continues. “I’m sure that it was the developer who approved the design and specifications, and directed the contractors to install just a few sheets of OSB on the corners, and to route the ducts through the attic.”Construction workers do what their employers pay them to do, Dorsett adds. “It’s an open secret that undocumented labor is widely (ab)used in the house building industry in the southern U.S.,” he says. “But regardless of citizenship or other status, construction workers do what their employers pay them to do, at the quality standard that the employer demands…“There are crappy builders everywhere, and if nobody is calling them to task on it, that becomes the accepted standard,” Dorsett continues. “It doesn’t take a lot of training or time to fix most of the construction detail issues in those pictures, but it does take some willingness on the builder’s or inspector’s parts to make it happen.”He doubts it would be much cheaper to insulate a house built with CMUs to code minimums would be much cheaper than stick-framing, but the difference probably wouldn’t be huge.“Still,” he says, “if the market isn’t asking for it, it won’t get built. We can all shake our heads about the insanity of it all, but that’s the way it is. Code enforcement is spotty even in the best of markets, all but absent in others.” Damage to exterior foam and building paper is commonPeter describes the typical construction sequence after framing and partial sheathing this way: First, applying a layer of building paper, and second, a 1 inch layer of rigid foam insulation before the stucco crew moves in. But because some areas aren’t sheathed, there’s no solid support between the studs to prevent ladders and careless workers and tools from breaching the building paper, which is the weather-resistive barrier (WRB), and breaking the foam.A lack of solid sheathing also makes a weather-tight window installation difficult, if not impossible. Window flanges should be taped to the OSB sheathing, but where sheathing is missing the tape is applied to nothing but air.“When they stretch the building paper layer over the open void of the studs every 16 inches, they end up ripping the paper in dozens of spots because without the OSB sheathing there is no solid backing surface,” Peter says. “The paper ends up ripping between the studs and they end up stapling the paper to open air since they miss the 1.5-inch stud area. They end up totally massacring the WRB.”Crews have an equally difficult time nailing the foam to the studs, so that layer, too, gets mangled. A lack of roof overhangs means that rain gets past the stucco layer, past the foam and ripped building paper, and in some cases right into the R-13 fiberglass batts in the wall cavities.The lack of wall sheathing is also an invitation to easy entry by burglars. Once they figure out where the studs are located by tapping on the wall, it’s not difficult to cut their way inside with nothing more than a utility knife.“Yes, folks, that’s how they build them in the Wild West,” he says. “I come from the Midwest, where I lived in a home that was built in the 1960s. It never had a water leak through the wall and one couldn’t break in by cutting a hole from the outside wall. That home that is 55 years old was better built than this junk they are putting up today.” Builders would do even less if they couldPeter spoke with one of the builders on the project he’s documented, and learns that energy efficiency isn’t very important.“They stated that they would leave the wall cavities without insulation if they could,” Peter says. “Granite tops and fancy kitchen cabinets sells homes. R-values and energy efficiency do not.”The sales brochure for these homes, he adds, is focused on square footage, fancy tile work, cabinetry, and molding, “and nothing at all about R-values and air-sealing techniques.”“Most people buying homes are clueless about what is inside of the walls, ceilings, or windows, or the missing OSB on the walls,” he says. “It’s all hidden behind drywall and stucco.”last_img read more

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Punjab Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh tenders his resignation

first_imgPunjab Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh, who has been under fire from the Opposition for his alleged involvement in sand mining auctions, has submitted his resignation as Power and Irrigation minister to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.“I have given my resignation from the ministry to the Captain Sahib. I gave my resignation personally to the Chief Minister a week back,” he said today.Rana Gurjit Singh, who is an MLA from Kapurthala, has been handling the power and irrigation portfolios.When asked why he gave his resignation, he said that the Opposition was trying to corner the Chief Minister by making false allegations against him and was demanding his resignation.“I have now tendered my resignation,” Rana Gurjit Singh said.However, there is no official confirmation of the acceptance of his resignation.The opposition, especially AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, was demanding Rana Gurjit Singh’s resignation from the Chief Minister after the cabinet minister’s name had last year allegedly figured in the sand mining auctions.The State government had then formed the Justice JS Narang Commission following allegations involving Rana Gurjit Singh in the sand mining auctions conducted by the mining department in May last year.The commission was mandated to probe all aspects of the allegations of impropriety against the irrigation and power minister in the multi-crore sand mining auctions.The minister had claimed that there was no wrongdoing in the auctions.This year, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had reportedly issued summons for January 17 to Rana Inder Partap Singh, son of minister Rana Gurjit Singh, in connection with the raising of funds abroad by floating global depository receipts for one of the family-owned companies allegedly without the mandatory permission of the Reserve Bank of India.“Opposition again made hue and cry that ED had issued summons. Though, I am not looking after the business, the reply will be given to them (ED),” said Rana Gurjit Singh, who has been considered close to the Chief Minister.last_img read more

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Acclaimed Bengali writer Nabanita Deb Sen dies at 81

first_imgAward-winning poet, writer and acclaimed teacher Nabanita Deb Sen passed away in her south Kolkata residence on Thursday night after prolonged illness. She was 81.Her parents, both poets, were associated with Rabindranath Tagore and thus Ms. Deb Sen often said she knew that “one of the signatures of growing up is to write poetry”. Her first collection of poems came out in 1959, the year she was married to economist Amartya Sen. The couple had two daughters and separated later.A Sahitya Akademi and Padma Shri awardee, Ms. Deb Sen taught for many years in the Comparative Literature department of the Jadavpur University and was a favourite among students.Her travelogue, Truckbahone McMahone [On a Truck Alone to McMohan], provides an entertaining and delicate description of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Ms. Deb Sen, in her early twenties, hitchhiked up to Tawang in an Army truck to write the all-time bestseller of Bengali literature.Lamenting her demise, writer Shirshendu Mukherjee said Ms. Deb Sen had a “huge pool of material” which could not be used due to her ill health. “Besides losing a friend, I would say I will be missing her writings,” Mr. Mukherjee said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said “her absence will be felt by her myriad students and well-wishers”.last_img read more

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Indiecan20k Reveals Winners from Northern Southern Ontario and Northwest Territories

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: PRESS RELEASE:Indiecan20k Reveals Winners from Northern & Southern Ontario and Northwest TerritoriesToronto/Canada – December 20, 2016 – Avi Federgreen, founder of the first-time feature filmmaker initiative INDIECAN20K, is pleased to announce the three winning filmmaking teams representing Northern and Southern Ontario, and the Northwest Territories. The winning films selected are: FUGUE (Northern Ontario) by writer-director Tomas Street, with Christine Rochon producing; MY GIRL MOLLY (Southern Ontario) written by Dave Roberts, with director Brandon Ludwig, who is also producing with Sheldon Ludwig; and, DARK SKY (Northwest Territories) by writer-director Jennifer Walden with Jeremy Emerson producing.“With stories about a broken character searching for identity, a young transgendered protagonist, and the adventure of a lost boy and a mythical creature, the winning scripts selected represent a real boldness emerging from the next generation of filmmakers in Canada. I am proud to provide the opportunity to get these films off the page,” commented Federgreen.FUGUE by writer-director Tomas Street (Northern Ontario): Malcolm wakes up in an unfamiliar room, unsure of whom he is. When his friend pays him a visit Malcolm begins to suspect things are not entirely as they seem.Parry Sound-based Tomas Street has nearly two decades of experience as a script supervisor with over 30 credits. He is the creator and writer of the entire first season of the award-winning webseries Kid’s Town.MY GIRL MOLLY directed by Brandon Ludwig, written by Dave Roberts (Southern Ontario): A young transgendered girl starting over in a new school is met with relentless teasing and bullying but when she stumbles across a suitcase of pills she suddenly finds a new popularity. Except the people who lost the suitcase now want it back.Brandon Ludwig is an actor and director. His on-camera credits include Conviction, Lost & Found Music Studios, and Man Seeking Woman. He has co-directed several short films including I’ll Love You Hallways, and The Dictator’s Speech.DARK SKY by writer-director Jennifer Walden (NWT): When separated from his mother on a family camping trip, a young boy meets a mythical Rock Creature that helps him find his way back home.Yellowknife-based writer-director Jennifer Walden is a well-established visual artist who is becoming known as one of the North’s up-and-coming filmmakers. Her short films include, Painted Girl and Preserved.As the winners of Indiecan20K the film teams will receive in-kind production and post-production services, additional funds, and mentorship to get a first feature completed. All combined, each filmmaker will make a film with a budget of up to $250K.In addition to in-kind services, the filmmakers are responsible for raising $20K in cash towards the budget but several organizations have stepped forward to get the filmmakers started towards that goal. For the filmmakers of FUGUE, Music & Film In Motion (MFM) is putting in $5K, and for the filmmakers of MY GIRL MOLLY, the Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF) is contributing $5K towards that budget. For DARK SKY, Northwestel Community Television is providing $3K while the HGF is contributing $2K.The following sponsors are providing in-kind services:Ontario Service Provider and Post Production Facilities Sponsors:Grip and Lighting Equipment –William F. White International Inc.Camera Equipment – Clairmont CameraPost Production Facility –Deluxe TorontoSound Editing and Supervision – ParachuteInsurance – Front Row InsuranceScript Clearance – The Rights CompanyLegal – Brenda Blake LL.B.Music Supervision – Instinct EntertainmentDCP’s – Red Square MotionDVD & Blu ray Replicators – The Media ConciergeClosed Captioning – Caption EasyPublicity – Raw Sugar PRDigital & VOD Aggregation – Juice WorldwidePoster Creation – Small Dog DesignNorthwest Territories Service Provider and Post Production Facilities Sponsors:Grip and Lighting Equipment – Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP)Camera Equipment – WAMPPost Production Facility – Avatar MediaInsurance – Front Row InsuranceScript Clearance – The Rights CompanyLegal – Brenda Blake LL.B.Music Supervision – Instinct EntertainmentDCP’s – Red Square MotionDVD & Blu ray Replicators – The Media ConciergeClosed Captioning – Caption EasyPublicity – Raw Sugar PRDigital & VOD Aggregation – Juice WorldwidePoster Creation – Small Dog DesignMajor Financial Support provided by:Northern Ontario – Music & Film in Motion (MFM)Southern Ontario – Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF)Northwest Territories – Northwestel Community Television and Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF)Major Supporter for the Northwest Territories:The NWT Film CommissionThe film teams for FUGUE and MY GIRL MOLLY will be co-mentored through the filmmaking process by writer-director Warren P. Sonoda (TRAILER PARK BOYS, SWEARNET: THE MOVIE) and Federgreen, while writer-director-producer, Kirsten Carthew (THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT) and Federgreen will mentor DARK SKY’s team.The filmmakers must develop, shoot, and complete their films by April 30, 2018 with the goal to hit the 2018 film festival circuit. Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment will release the films in Canada once they have travelled around the festival circuit.AVI FEDERGREEN brings over 20 years of experience in the Canadian film industry to the Indiecan20K project. His experience includes music videos to TV series to feature films. Federgreen’s current releases include KISS AND CRY, PRISONER X, and HOW TO PLAN AN ORGY IN A SMALL TOWN. Some of Federgreen’s other producing credits include STILL MINE, SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL, ONE WEEK, RELATIVE HAPPINESS, RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE, THE COCKSURE LADS MOVIE, MOON POINT, I’M YOURS, HUNGRY HILLS, HIGH LIFE, LESLIE MY NAME IS EVIL, and the documentaries MILK and AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE.INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT focuses on independent, low-budget films. As a distributor, Avi Federgreen follows the same principle that earned him his reputation as a filmmaker; bringing audiences films they want to watch. Indiecan has distributed PRISONER X, END OF DAYS, INC., SEX AFTER KIDS, DOWN RIVER, THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE, MOON POINT, MILK, THAT GUY DICK MILLER, THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT, and more. Aside from the traditional distribution route, Indiecan leans heavily on digital delivery. Indiecan helps films find more opportunities with audiences through TV, Netflix, iTunes, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Indiecan’s vision is to not only support Indie production but to encourage the viewing of quality independent films by audiences around the world. http://indiecanent.com/HAROLD GREENBERG FUND: The English-Language Program of the Harold Greenberg Fund, with contributions from The Movie Network and Viewers Choice Canada, provides reimbursable financial assistance for the development and production of feature films, as well as sponsoring industry workshops, training programs, festivals, special events, and awards. Since its inception in 1986, the Fund has supported nearly 4,000 projects and initiatives, for an investment of over $85 million to date in the Canadian film and television industry. It is proud to support the vision and works of Canadian storytellers. http://www.bellmedia.ca/harold-greenberg-fund/MUSIC AND FILM IN MOTION (MFM), a division of the not-for-profit organization Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), is dedicated to fostering and promoting the music and film industries in Northern Ontario, as well as providing educational programming to cultivate the advancement of Northern Ontario’s emerging talent. MFM works within the boundaries of Northern Ontario, which includes a population of approximately 760,000 people. MFM strives to connect music and film artists and practitioners with opportunities and resources to advance their projects and their careers. MFM’s ongoing advocacy for Northern Ontario music and film production output is carried out with the primary objective of contributing to the further development of Northern Ontario’s thriving cultural industries. http://www.cionorth.ca/en/NORTHWESTEL COMMUNITY TELEVISION tells northern stories, helps develop northern screen media talent and fosters northern audiences through public-access non-commercial programming on its community television channels in Yellowknife, NT and Whitehorse, YT. www.nwtelcommunitytv.caTHE NWT FILM COMMISSION is a division of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment providing funding, support, and production assistance to local and guest productions in the NWT to build a more vibrant film community. www.nwtfilm.com Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Congratulations to Jen Walden and Jeremy Emerson – Winners of Indiecan20k Northwest Territories with their project DARK SKY; to Tomas Street and Christine Rochon – Winners of Indiecan20k Northern Ontario with their project FUGUE and to Brandon Ludwig, Sheldon Ludwig and Dave Roberts – Winners of Indiecan20k Southern Ontario with their project MY GIRL MOLLY. Looking forward to helping you make your FIRST FEATURE FILMS!!! We’re going to kick ass and take names!Many thanks to The Harold Greenberg Fund, Music and Film in Motion, Northwestel Community TV and NWT Film Commission for all of their support and also to all of the Amazing Sponsors for the kindness and belief in this initiative. I also need to give a HUGE thanks to Warren P. Sonoda and Kirsten Carthew for all of their help, support, knowledge, passion and talent! I am truly forever grateful!” ~ Avi Federgreen. Twitterlast_img read more

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Strange File Aaron Hernandez Jerseys Hot Ticket on Ebay

As a show of how morbid people can be, so-called “fans” are overpaying for jerseys of accused murderer Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end.It does not matter that the NFL pulled all Hernandez jerseys from shelves when he was arrested last week for the shooting death of a friend. And the Patriots are offering replacement jerseys for anyone who wants to exchange one with Hernandez’s name and number.But a strange thing has happened as the league tries to erase the memory of Hernandez. Fans who have listed Hernandez jerseys on eBay and have been able to reap significant profits.For instance, Patriots fan John Lamothe told the Boston Globe he was shocked to get $289 for a Hernandez jersey he put on eBay last week.“I thought about giving it to Goodwill, but I didn’t think anybody would want it,” Lamothe said. “I thought I might get $15 for it.”Lynn L’Heureux, who paid $100 for a Hernandez jersey, has seen the bidding reach $127 so far.“I can’t think of any reason why people would want it,” L’Heureux said. “They might think it will go up in value later on, and maybe it will, but I’m not interested. I just don’t want it in my possession. I want to use the money to buy a jersey that reflects my pride in the Patriots.”So despite the mounds of evidence against Hernandez and the serious prospects that his playing career is over and he could spend the rest of his life in prison,  there just might be sightings of Hernandez jerseys in NFL stadiums. read more

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