Some candid pics and the Winners of the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter 1 of 46 Best Movie: It’s Only the End of the WorldBest Director: Xavier Dolan, It’s Only the End of the World 2017 Canadian Screen Awards LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Some candid pics and the winners of the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards winners: Login/Register With: Advertisement Best Actress: Tatiana Maslany, The Other HalfBest Actor: Stephan James, RaceBest Original Screenplay: Daniel MacIvor, WeirdosBest Drama Series: Orphan BlackBest Comedy Series: LetterkennyBest Actress in a Comedy Series: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s CreekBest Actor in a Comedy Series: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s ConvenienceBest Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan BlackBest Actor in a Drama Series: Adrian Holmes, 19-2Fan Choice: Natasha Negovanlis, CarmillaBest Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program: The Tragically Hip, The Tragically Hip — A National CelebrationDonald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary:Guantanamo’s Child: Omar KhadrLifetime Achievement Award: Christopher PlummerEarle Grey Award: Tantoo CardinalIcon Award: Just for Laughslast_img read more

Child whose parents were jailed for alleged abuse needs home

Child whose parents were jailed for alleged abuse needs home

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:new home, North caicos, social services New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2015 – Social Services is busy looking for a new family for the three year old boy who was taken into their care following the arrest of his parents. The husband and wife were arrested on Friday in connection to the death of their five year old son, Joas St Louis on September 30. Reports are the boy was living with an uncle for the past few days, but that is not a long term solution. Magnetic Media is also told there are two North Caicos families which have expressed an interest in taking in the younger son.Time is of the essence as background checks are conducted on the potential adoptive families; Social Services will have to send the child back to Haiti if no suitable home can be found for him here in TCI. Social Services may also be considering strengthening policies when it comes to school officials and how they deal with suspected cases of child abuse. Agriculture Police consultation meeting announcedlast_img read more

Facebook releases a draft charter introducing a new content review board that

Facebook releases a draft charter introducing a new content review board that

first_imgYesterday, Facebook released a draft charter that mentions the newly formed external board that will be a body of independent experts who will review Facebook’s most challenging content decisions – focusing on important and disputed cases. It will share its decisions transparently and give reasons for them. This charter comes after Mark Zuckerberg wrote about his vision for how content should be governed and enforced on Facebook. The board will also be able to decide on what content goes online or what posts should be removed. Facebook would later accept and implement the board’s decisions. This group will comprise of experts with experience in content, privacy, free expression, human rights, journalism, civil rights, safety, and other relevant disciplines. The list of members will always be public. The draft charter raises certain questions and considerations and also puts forth certain approaches giving a base model for the board’s structure, scope, and authority. “It is a starting point for discussion on how the board should be designed and formed. What the draft does not do is answer every proposed question completely or finally”, the draft states. Nick Clegg, VP of Global Affairs and Communications, in his post mentions, “We’ve also identified key decisions that still need to be made, like the number of members, length of terms and how cases are selected.” Facebook looks forward to attaining answers to these questions over the next six months in various workshops around the world including Singapore, Delhi, Nairobi, Berlin, New York, Mexico City, and many more cities. The workshops will bring together experts and organizations on different issues such as technology, democracy, human rights, and so on. Nick writes, “we don’t want to limit input or feedback to a hand-picked group of experts that we work with frequently. We’re interested in hearing from a wide range of organizations, think tanks, researchers and groups who might have proposals for how we should answer these critical questions.” Kate Klonick, Assistant Professor, St. John’s University School of Law, said, “This would be a rare and fascinating, if narrow, devolution of authority.” Visit the draft charter, to know more about this news. Read Next Facebook plans to integrate Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger amidst public pressure to regulation or break up Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Act: It is now illegal for Amazon, Facebook or Apple to collect your biometric data without consent in Illinois Advocacy groups push FTC to fine Facebook and break it up for repeatedly violating the consent order and unfair business practiceslast_img read more

US drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees in price

US drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees in price

first_img By: Joan LowySource: The Associated Press Friday, December 8, 2017 Share US drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees in price WASHINGTON — An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the Department of Transportation.The department said in a notice posted online Thursday that it is withdrawing the proposed rule, along with a second, early-stage rulemaking to force airlines to disclose more information about their revenue from fees charged for extra services, because the rules would have been “of limited public benefit.” It also said airlines would incur “significant costs” if required to report their revenue from fees for services like early boarding or extra legroom.Work on the proposals was frozen shortly after President Donald Trump took office.Airlines are already required to disclose bag fees, but critics say the information is often hidden until after consumers have taken several steps toward purchasing a ticket and isn’t always clear.Congressional Democrats and consumer groups decried the withdrawals, saying they would have protected airline passengers by providing greater transparency of airfares and fees.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthSince 2008, when airlines began introducing new and higher “ancillary” fees for services such as checking baggage and making changes to reservations, the true cost of flying has become more opaque, the Consumers Union said in a statement. Shoppers are being denied the basic ability to compare costs as they are shopping, as some airlines withhold critical pricing on fares and fees, both from their own websites and from third-party ticket sellers such as online travel agency sites, the group said.“The administration is turning its back on airline passengers just before families are about to head home for the holidays,” said Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, the senior Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the airline industry.Charles Leocha, chairman of Travelers United, said passengers have no one to protect them from unfair airline practices except the Transportation Department, since no other federal or state agency regulates air carriers.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passenger“It is a dereliction of duty for the DOT to stop its review of unfair and deceptive pricing of ancillary fees, which make it impossible for consumers to comparison shop for the best costs of airfare,” he said.Besides scuttling the fee transparency proposals, the Transportation Department has also failed to issue regulations mandated by Congress last year to require airlines to refund fees charged for checked bags that are delayed and to ensure families with young children can sit together on planes, Nelson said.Airlines for America, a trade association for the airline industry, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Tags: America << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more