New Delhi: Former I-League club United Sikkim FC on Sunday decided to shut shop to “focus on grassroots football” and avoid “conflict of interest” issues arising out of its founder Bhaichung Bhutia’s association with the state governing body of the game.Former Indian football team captain Bhaichung said in a statement that his club, founded in 2004, will be closed down after 15 years of existence during which it made it to the country top-tier I-League in 2012-13 season after winning the second division league. “This has been a very difficult decision for us to take. It is with great pain that we are announcing that United Sikkim Football Club will cease to exist from today,” the club said in the statement.”We have come to a decision to shut the club after 15 years of existence for two reasons majorly. Firstly, to focus on grassroot football and secondly, there has been a huge conflict of interest since both Bhaichung and Arjun are now part of the Sikkim Football Association,” the statement signed by Bhaichung read.United Sikkim FC played in the 2012-13 I-League but was relegated from next season. Since then, the club has been playing in the state premier division (S-League), winning four titles.”United Sikkim was formed in 2004 by three friends, Bhaichung Bhutia, Arjun Rai and Sherap Lepcha and turned into a professional club for a short period of time in 2011.”We were the first club from Sikkim and only the second from the Northeast to play in the I-League which was the highest league at that time. During that period, 14 to 18 local players were playing in the highest league in the country, compared to three or four players currently,” the club said.It said quite a few players were also sent for trials to different clubs in India.”Komal Thatal was sent to Kolkata by USFC to play the Manchester Cup, where he was selected for the U-14 Indian team academy. One of the biggest products of USFC is Sandesh Jhingan, currently Indian national team player.”Besides four state league titles, United Sikkim won the Independence Cup twice.It was the only club in India to have been sponsored by Nike in the I-League and by Lotto last year, the club statement said. Bhaichung Bhutiafootballindian footballUnited Sikkim FC First Published: September 22, 2019, 8:22 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.
Lucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) Ahead of the first-ever international cricket match in the state capital — the T20 International between India and West Indies on Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday rechristened the Ekana International Cricket Stadium as “Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium”, an official said.The match, which has created excitement among the cricket lovers in the state capital and around, will henceforth be played in the stadium named after Vajpayee, who would represent Lucknow in Parliament. UP Governor Ram Naik has approved the government proposal to this effect. Orders were issued for the change of name by Principal Secretary (Housing) Nitin Ramesh Gokaran late on Monday.Officials of the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) informed that the clause 17.5.1 of the agreement between Ekana Sports City Private Ltd, GC Constructions and Development Industries Pvt Ltd and the LDA says that the stadium will be named after the project is completed.The state government used the powers vested in it as per this clause, on the eve of the high-decibel match, and changed its name in the memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in August this year. Meanwhile, both cricket teams arrived in the city on Monday to a rousing welcome. The cricket mania has completely overtaken the Diwali festivities in the city and everyone seems to be scurrying for passes as the online tickets have been sold out.From ministers to bureaucrat sons, police officials, everyone worth their name on Monday evening was hunting for possibilities to see the match at the stadium which was built under the watch of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during his tenure.–IANSmd/niradvertisement
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler compiled an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 124 to guide England to 231 for four at the close on Day 1 of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia.Stokes enjoyed a most unusual reprieve when he was caught-and-bowled for 52 by Alzarri Joseph, who snaffled a sharp chance as the ball cannoned towards his midriff.After trudging from the oval at the Darren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet, Stokes was removing his protective equipment when the third umpire declared that Joseph had delivered a no-ball after reviewing the footage.Number seven Jonny Bairstow, already in the middle, made a quick u-turn and exited as Stokes returned to rousing cheers from the England fans.Buttler was dropped in the slips before he had scored, and he and Stokes rode their luck at times early but looked more poised as the day progressed, and they dug their team out of a big early hole.Buttler was unbeaten on 67 and Stokes on 62 as England took the upper hand for the first time in the series, which they have already lost after defeats in the first two Tests.But it was not all smooth sailing for the visitors, whose top-order problems were starkly evident again.Keemo Paul, drafted into the team in place of suspended captain Jason Holder, took a wicket with his first ball when England opener Keaton Jennings edged to first slip. He was out for eight off what was little more than a loosener from Paul.The 20-year-old, in his third Test, was the pick of the four-pronged West Indies pace attack and beat the batsmen regularly.advertisementAfter getting Jennings, he also snared the other opener, Rory Burns, for 29 when the opener was trapped lbw.The on-field umpire adjudged Burns not out, but a West Indies review showed the ball would have hit the middle stump and the decision was overturned.Paul finished the day with 2-42, while Shannon Gabriel bowled with genuine pace, clocked several times at more than 90 miles-per-hour (145 kph).He collected 1-44, dismissing Joe Denly lbw for 20.England captain Joe Root (15) was out cheaply for the fifth time in as many innings this series, caught-behind off a poor Joseph ball that was not far from being a wide.West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and sent England in.England made two changes. Jennings and pace bowler Mark Wood came in for Ben Foakes and Sam Curran.Also Watch:
Transfers ‘Nobody knows about the future’ – Klopp responds to Mignolet rumours Dom Farrell 04:19 2/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Porto v Liverpool Porto UEFA Champions League The Liverpool manager has confirmed Loris Karius will start the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Porto Jurgen Klopp insists he is not thinking about Simon Mignolet’s future following reports the goalkeeper’s Liverpool career is in doubt.Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie against Porto, Klopp confirmed he would abandon his previous rotation policy for cup competitions when it came to the last line of defence.That means Loris Karius will retain his place at Porto having dislodged Mignolet last month, with reports having suggested the Belgium international could be sold in the summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Nobody knows about the future, or I don’t know about the future,” Klopp fired back when it was put to him the decision meant Mignolet’s days at Anfield were numbered. “In this business it is always the same – it says nothing about that.”It’s not for me to think about these kind of things. I have to make a decision for tomorrow night and that’s all. No problem.”Klopp was also left holding his tongue after Liverpool were talked of as potential Champions League winners ahead of their tie against Porto.The dazzling attacking play of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, along with a relatively favourable draw against the Portuguese champions, has led to Liverpool being tipped as dark horses to become kings of Europe for a sixth time in their history.Speaking alongside his manager at a pre-match news conference, Firmino sidestepped comparisons between himself and Salah and Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Edinson Cavani.When it was Klopp’s turn to talk, Liverpool’s against-the-odds Champions League triumph in 2005 was raised but the former Borussia Dortmund boss was in no mood to entertain any parallels being drawn.”I have no idea. If we would be in the final we would try to win it, for sure, but it’s such a long way away,” he said.”It’s not enough to say I don’t like it, actually I hate to talk about the round after the actual round.”Joking to underline his point, Klopp added: “Only because I am a friendly person I answer the question, because we are in public. Usually if someone asks about the next round I leave the room immediately.”We are live on television – that’s why I didn’t do it.”A year ago, competing in the Champions League was only a possibility for Liverpool and Klopp is keen to focus on a present and tangible reality.”On a good day we are really strong but tomorrow we need to be outstandingly strong to get a result at Porto,” he said.”Last summer we dreamt of it but now we are here. The last 16 means 16 really, really good football teams face each other.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Story Highlights The 50 titles are among the approximately 7,000 titles to be transferred this fiscal year Special debt forgiveness programme called the Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative The Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative is symbolic of the administration’s social partnership with the people Fifty Jamaicans from across the island will close out the country’s Jubilee year mortgage free, under a special debt forgiveness programme called the Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative, by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.The beneficiaries were on July 30, handed their titles at a special ceremony, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who delivered the main address at the event, noted that her administration has a firm commitment to put thousands of land titles in the hands of Jamaicans, through the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.“We believe that security of tenure, the ability to own your house should be the right of every Jamaican. And so this gesture today is one of several programmes being implemented by the Ministry of Housing to provide opportunities for security of tenure for persons who have been occupying lands over a period of time,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.She however, warned against the capturing of land, noting that the Government has plans for the land. “What is not for agriculture is to provide housing for our people and we are not into people breaking the law. (I am) not supporting it. Not in my constituency, not anywhere in Jamaica,” she emphasized.Under the Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative, the primary account holder should be 50 years or older; balance on the account should be less than $50,000; the account should not be inactive for more than 50 weeks; and the Registered Certificate of Title for the property should be available.The Prime Minster pointed to the historical significance of the beneficiaries getting their titles just two days before Emancipation Day (August 1) and close to Independence (celebrated on August 6), noting that it was a fitting tribute to “our ancestors whose struggles achieved freedom from slavery,” and to (National Heroes) Norman Manley and Sir Alexander Bustamante, who fought for independence.She contended that the celebration of Emancipation should mean something to the nation. “That is why the government took the decision that the great, great, great grand children of our ancestors should benefit while we celebrate as we close out our 50th anniversary,” she said.For his part, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, challenged beneficiaries to make good use of the money saved from the debt forgiveness exercise.“The money that you will no longer be required to pay as mortgage this month, next month and all the other months that would have become due without this initiative, I want you to put it to good use. We are investing in you and in turn, we are urging you to invest in yourself, invest in your family, invest in your home and invest in your community,” he urged.He noted that the 50 titles are among the approximately 7,000 titles that the Ministry is pushing to have transferred within this fiscal year.The Minister also informed that the Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative is symbolic of the administration’s social partnership with the people.
VEGREVILLE, Alta. – A gay First Nations man who was turned down for a job at an autobody shop east of Edmonton has been awarded $56,000 in damages and lost wages by a human rights tribunal.The Alberta Human Rights Commission said in a written decision last month that Rambo Landry applied for an administrative job at Vegreville Autobody Ltd. about a year after he and his husband, an RCMP staff sergeant, moved to the area from the Northwest Territories.Myron Hayduk — a co-owner of the shop who was Vegreville’s mayor at the time — conducted a 75-minute interview with Landry, the tribunal heard.Landry testified that Hayduk spent an estimated 80 per cent of that time discussing religion, marriage, race, sexual orientation and other matters unrelated to the job.“I find that Mr. Landry’s race, sexual orientation and marital status were factors in the respondent’s decision not to hire him,” tribunal chair Karen Scott wrote in the Oct. 17 decision.“Accordingly, I award the complainant $20,000 as general damages for loss of dignity as well as $36,000 for lost wages, plus interest.”Hayduk said he has been advised by his lawyers not to comment on the decision. Landry did not immediately respond to an interview request.In her decision, Scott wrote that the interview started off with a routine question about why Landry wanted to work there, but then took a strange turn when he was asked what he would do if a customer had an issue with his sexual orientation.Hayduk told the tribunal that he recalled asking how Landry would deal with an irate customer, but does not recall any mention of him being gay.Landry also testified that Hayduk told him he did not believe in political correctness, that straight people are bullied into accepting gay people and the tide would turn against them.Landry, who is Dene, also described Hayduk telling him “natives” are in the minority in Vegreville and that he was also queried on his belief in God.“Mr. Landry describes being quite upset by these questions, stating that he felt as if he was being ‘put in a box that was getting smaller and smaller,’” Scott wrote.In his testimony, Hayduk admitted saying he does not agree with political correctness, but denied making the anti-gay remarks Landry described.He said the comments about Indigenous people were taken out of context and could not say for sure whether he asked about religion.The job went to a woman who Hayduk said was more qualified. He said he did not recall discussing race, religion or sexual orientation with her in the interview.“He stated simply: ‘She looks whiter than me,’” Scott wrote, adding Hayduk testified he is of Ukrainian heritage.Landry testified that following the interview, he became depressed, anxious and withdrawn and that it put a strain on his marriage. He said he and his husband went 45 minutes out of their way to run errands because they were not comfortable in Vegreville.“He felt as if he was being punished for being who he was.”— By Lauren Krugel in Calgary
If you are bullied at the workplace, it may lead to counterproductive behaviour besides harming your health, warn researchers. The study showed that in some cases this is characterised by a lack of problem-solving and high avoidance coping strategies like drinking alcohol when having a problem and experiencing very frequent negative emotions. “Overall, our results show the need to consider not only exposure to and types of bullying but also their associated consequences,” said Roberta Fida, Professor at the University of East Anglia in England. “In particular, the findings highlight that victimisation is associated not only with health problems but also with a greater likelihood of not behaving in line with the expected social and organisational norms,” Fida added. Bullying is one of the major occupational stresses for employees and the effects can compromise their development and health, as well as interfere with the achievement of both personal and professional goals. In the recently published study, the researchers identified different configurations of victims by considering not only exposure to and types of bullying, but also health problems and bad behaviour. The researchers asked more than 1000 Italian employees about their experiences of workplace bullying, counterproductive behaviour and health symptoms. They were also asked about their coping strategies, negative emotions experienced at work and moral disengagement. “The greater the intensity of bullying and the more the exposure to different types of bullying, the higher the likelihood of engaging in counterproductive workplace behaviour,” said study lead author Fida. “In addition, it is essential to also promote behavioural regulation strategies to reduce moral disengagement, as well as negative behaviour, such as drinking more alcohol.”
The Government reported the death of a 22-year-old female and her mother in Lagos, the country’s largest city, earlier this month. Preliminary tests on samples from the younger woman were positive for the virus and have now been sent to a UN World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza for confirmation. Results are expected shortly. No samples were taken from the mother. Contacts have been followed up and have shown no symptoms at twice the incubation period for avian influenza infection. Samples have been tested from these contacts as well as from three other suspected cases, one of them fatal, and have all been negative in preliminary tests. These samples have also been sent to a WHO Collaborating Centre. “It is important to reiterate that properly cooked poultry meat is safe to consume when cooked at temperatures at or above 70 degrees centigrade in all parts, until none of the meat is red,” WHO said in a statement. “There is no epidemiological evidence to indicate that people have been infected with H5N1 virus following consumption of properly cooked poultry or eggs. The greatest risk of exposure to the virus is through the slaughter and handling of live or already dead infected poultry.” The only other sub-Saharan African country to report human bird flu is Djibouti with one non-fatal case. North of the Sahara only Egypt has had human cases – 19 with 11 of them fatal. There have so far been 270 cases worldwide, 164 of them fatal, the vast majority in South-East Asia. Ever since the first human case of H5N1, linked to widespread poultry outbreaks in Viet Nam and Thailand, was reported in January 2004, UN health officials have warned that the virus could evolve into a human pandemic if it mutates into a form which could transmit easily between people. The so-called Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920 is estimated to have killed from 20 million to 40 million people worldwide. More than 200 million birds have died worldwide from either the virus or preventive culling. 1 February 2007The United Nations health agency is helping the government of Nigeria monitor the situation following two suspected fatal bird flu cases in Africa’s most populous country, only the second possible incidence of the H5N1 virus in humans in the sub-Saharan region.
National leaders and senior government ministers from around the world gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York today to pay tribute to the efforts of the UN agency that has assisted Palestinian refugees across the Middle East for 60 years.A series of public events are being held to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which was set up to provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.Karen AbuZayd, UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, said today’s high-level event offers “an occasion for reflection on why after 60 years of exile and dispossession, millions of Palestine refugees remain stateless.“With increasing talk about an emerging peace deal, let us all recommit ourselves to finding a peaceful solution in which the tragic situation of the refugees will be resolved.”The Agency currently provides education, health care, social services, microfinance, camp improvement and other forms of emergency aid to an estimated 4.6 million refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.Speaking at today’s high-level meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Agency is “a lifeline and a beacon of hope,” as well as a powerful expression of the international community’s abiding concern about the Palestinian people and the question of Palestine.Acknowledging UNRWA’s severe funding shortages, Mr. Ban appealed to all partners to do their part to ensure that the Agency’s invaluable work is placed – once and for all – on a firm financial foundation. “The Agency’s work is too important for it to suffer budget crisis after budget crisis,” he added.Last week Ms. AbuZayd warned that UNRWA may not be able to pay the salaries of its 29,000 staff through the end of this year because of a funding crisis. She urged UN Member States to donate more generously than ever to the Agency.Most of UNRWA’s running costs go to staff salaries, the Commissioner-General said, and without an injection of nearly $17 million each month the Agency will not be able to guarantee salaries into 2010. Ms. AbuZayd said she has written in the past week to every country that has ever donated to UNRWA to ask them to contribute “special pledges” given the current situation, and she hopes they will respond urgently.In a newly released commemorative book, many world figures have paid tribute to the efforts of UNRWA, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan’s Queen Rania al Abdullah and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Among today’s events was a ministerial-level breakfast held at UN Headquarters, at which a large banner was unveiled bearing the words, “Peace Starts Here.” An identical banner is currently displayed on the façade of the General Assembly building. Addressing that gathering, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said that as UNRWA marks its 60th anniversary, one message should ring around the world – that the strife and conflict must end. She added, “We are eager for the day when the Palestinian refugee issue is finally settled. Then – and only then – can UNRWA’s staff complete their mission.” 24 September 2009National leaders and senior government ministers from around the world have gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York today to pay tribute to the efforts of the UN agency that has assisted Palestinian refugees across the Middle East for 60 years.
LiuGong Machinery, the Chinese quarrying and mining equipment manufacturer based in Liuzhou, has finalised an agreement to acquire Poland’s Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) and its distribution subsidiary Dressta, which is a well known brand for large dozers and wheel loaders used in mining. The agreement was signed by both companies’ executives in Warsaw. Dressta models include the 5.7 m3 bucket 560E wheel loader and the 68 t TD-40E crawler dozer. David Beatenbough, currently Vice President of Research and Development for LiuGong, has been named Chairman of the Board of the new entity, LiuGong Machinery (Poland). The transaction is LiuGong’s first outright acquisition outside its domestic market.HSW is a respected producer of bulldozers and other crawler machines under the Dressta brand. It is one of only seven manufacturers worldwide producing a complete line of bulldozers, from 74 hp to 520 hp. The Polish government was the primary owner of HSW. It agreed in principal to sell to LiuGong earlier this year with the signing of a preliminary enterprise acquisition agreement in Beijing, China. LiuGong’s acquisition of HSW is a major strategic step for the company, which has a publically stated goal of becoming a top 10 construction equipment manufacturer by 2015. The company, often ranked as the largest wheel loader manufacturer in the world, is also among the world’s fastest growing construction firms along with rival Sany. The company sold 75,000 machines in 2011 and has posted an average of 40% annual revenue growth for the past six years running in overseas markets. HSW is well known for manufacturing high-quality crawler dozers at its plant in the Podkarpackie province in southwestern Poland. HSW also produces wheel loaders, loggers, pipe layers, conveyer belt shifters, motor graders and machines customised for landfill applications, also for global markets. David Beatenbough commeneted: “We will acquire proven technology within the bulldozer segment, as we will now own all the technology and designs, including undercarriages and driveline components. HSW machines have a long and respected design history reaching back to International Harvester, which was an early developer for the track-type undercarriages that presaged construction equipment as we know it today. ” He added that LiuGong will benefit from HSW’s experience with large model machines. Beatenbough also noted LiuGong will also benefit from HSW’s plant location in central Europe, closer to its European customers, without having to undertake a long, expensive construction project. A talent exchange will bring Chinese engineers to Poland, and send Polish engineers to China for training. The first fast-track project will be an investment into production line equipment and re-tooling at the Podkarpackie plant, enabling it to produce LiuGong excavators and wheel loaders as quickly as possible. LiuGong said it will move rapidly to leverage the combined distribution network to bring the expanded product line to dealers – HSW products to LiuGong dealers and LiuGong products to HSW/Dressta dealers. In the near term all three brands will be retained in certain markets.
handball bihhandball fanshandball madnessljubuski handballsarajevo handball Junior World Championship 2013 in Bosnia and Herzegovina become more popular day by day. Over 15000 fans supported their teams last night during matches of Preliminary Round 3. In Sarajevo host team, Bosnia and Herzegovina lost against Slovenia 24:28 in front of fantastic 8000 fans! In Banja Luka, Serbia was beaten by Tunisia, who won with the last second goal – 28:29 in front of 4000 Serbian fans. Also Croatia had strong support in Ljubuski, where 3000 fans enjoyed victory over Algeria 30:21.Great numbers, nice news for handball… ← Previous Story Handball madness in BiH – Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden to TOP 16! Next Story → Four decades of Struga tournament – Two European champions among the winners!
Share122 Tweet Email Jun 20th 2018, 7:06 AM 28,968 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 7:06 AM Short URL By AFP Trump with senior Republican Paul Ryan yesterday Trump with senior Republican Paul Ryan yesterday Image: Yuri Gripas UPI/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4080438 Image: Yuri Gripas UPI/PA Images US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump told Republican lawmakers last night he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border.Just hours after doubling down on his administration’s much-derided policy that triggers separations of migrant children from their parents, Trump braved frustrated and in some cases angry fellow Republicans to assure he wanted their swift resolution to the crisis.While top officials have stood by Trump’s “zero tolerance” approach, insisting children are being held in humane conditions, criticism has swelled from international rights groups, Christian evangelicals, former US first ladies and the president’s own Republican Party.Democrats who have visited minors in detention in Texas and California describe crying children held in cage-like conditions behind chain-link fencing, with no idea when they will see their parents again.An audio recording purported to feature Central American children separated from their parents sobbing and wailing has also struck a nerve.With emotions running high, a handful of House Democrats protested the Trump meeting, yelling out at Trump in a rare face-to-face demonstration against a president by sitting members of Congress.“Quit separating the kids,” Juan Vargas, a Democrat from southern California, shouted as Trump exited the meeting. “Mr President, don’t you have kids?”Republican lawmakers emerged from the 45-minute huddle energised that Trump was giving his backing to legislation that House leaders expect to bring to a vote this week.It contains several of Trump’s main priorities, including border wall funding, protecting young “Dreamer” immigrants who were brought to the country as children and curbs on legal immigration programs such as an end to the visa lottery.House Republican Mario Diaz-Balart said the priority of ending the separations has been slotted into a compromise bill currently under consideration and favored by GOP moderates.“Not only does he support the compromise bill, but he backs it all the way,” Diaz-Balart said of Trump.But even after the meeting, it was unclear whether Trump favoured that bill over a more hardline measure supported by conservatives.White House spokesman Raj Shah said Trump “endorsed both House immigration bills” during the meeting, adding that they “solve the border crisis and family separation issue by allowing for family detention and removal”.“I’m with you 100%,” Trump said, according to Shah.Several Republicans have said the more conservative plan is doomed, and that Trump’s address was helpful in unifying the divided caucus.“We’re going to have work to do” to get the compromise across the finish line, said number three House Republican Steve Scalise.Last evening, protesters heckled US homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington.They chanted “shame” repeatedly at the woman who has become the frontline defender of the Trump administration’s widely condemned practice of taking kids from their parents.“How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you’re deporting, imprisoning tens of thousands of people who come here seeking asylum in the United States?” one of the activists cried out.Earlier in the day, a defiant Trump sounded unfazed by the mounting pressure to alleviate the situation before it ruptures into a public relations disaster for his party.‘Take the children away’ “I don’t want children taken away from parents,” he told a gathering of small business owners, before adding: “When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away.”Trump has accused Democrats of provoking the current crisis by blocking legislation to combat illegal immigration.But Democratic leaders have pushed back. Senator Chuck Schumer said the president “continues to try to use these separated families as hostages in the legislative process.”Calling for an immediate fix, Schumer added: “The president can end this crisis with the flick of his pen, and he needs to do so now.”Senate Republicans are also moving to block Trump’s policy.A group led by Senator Orrin Hatch wrote Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding a pause in separations, while Senator John Cornyn was drafting “emergency” legislation to allow families to remain intact while their cases are adjudicated.The United Nations has slammed the separation practice as unconscionable, while Amnesty International blasted it as “nothing short of torture.” Mexico’s foreign minister condemned it as “cruel and inhuman”.The issue risks becoming a political nightmare several House Republicans who face tough re-election fights in November. Some may worry that public outrage over the family separations could hurt their chances.‘Outcry’Democrats say the crisis is of Trump’s own making, and accuse him of using children as pawns.“This has caused an outcry throughout the country,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, who visited a detention facility in McAllen, Texas over the weekend where some 1,500 children are being held.US officials say more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May, when the administration announced its “zero tolerance” push to arrest and charge anyone illegally crossing the US-Mexico border, regardless of whether they were seeking asylum.Since children cannot be sent to the facilities where their parents are held, they are separated from them.Separated children make up a minority of immigrant minors in US custody.The Department of Health and Human Services said there are currently 11,700 children under its care in 100 shelters across 17 states.Most crossed the border without their parents.US public opinion appears divided along partisan lines on the family separations, with two-thirds of all voters opposed, but 55% of Republicans supporting the policy, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll.© – AFP 2018 Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it The US President has apparently backed Republican bills “100%”. 116 Comments
April 24Buyer: CondéNetSeller: SFO MediaSale Price: N/AMultiple: N/AThe deal behind the deal: Condé Nast’s digital arm, CondéNet, has acquired SFO Media, publisher of travel blogs HotelChatter.com and Jaunted.com.According to CondéNet president Sarah Chubb, the SFO acquisition “increases our travel footprint and adds to our portfolio a group of sites for advertisers who target an active, passionate and upscale consumer.”The blogs, which currently draw just less than one million visitors per month, will operate as standalone brands. SFO Media founder Mark Johnson was to join CondéNet and continue to run the sites as senior director. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Our panel says: “Through its digital division, Condé Nast continues its ongoing spree of thoughtful online acquisitions, highlighted even more recently by the purchase of tech site Ars Technica for Wired Digital. This deal makes sense and confirms the company’s strong digital reach.”April 29Buyer: HMP CommunicationsSeller: Princeton MediaSale Price: N/AMultiple: N/AThe deal behind the deal: In an attempt to broaden its footprint in the medical information and education fields, HMP Communications—headed by president and CEO Paul Mackler—acquired Princeton Media Associates. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.As part of the transaction, Princeton’s Managed Care-First Report brands will combine with HMP’s Annals of Long Term Care and Clinical Geriatrics brands, forming the Managed Care and Long Term Care division, which will be operated from HMP’s headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania. HMP’s subsidiary North American Center for Continuing Medical Information will merge with Princeton’s medical education division and relocate operations to Millstone Township, New Jersey.Private equity banker Berkery Noyes represented Princeton Media Associates in the deal.Our panel says: “Mackler is clearly looking for more scale for his company and appears to be doing a good job of growing quickly. This looks to be a very synergistic, great ad-on deal.”May 11Buyer: Manhattan MediaSeller: Atlantic Media (02138)Sale Price: N/AMultiple: N/AThe deal behind the deal: Irreverent Harvard alumni lifestyle magazine 02138 was sold to Manhattan Media, a community newspaper publisher that also owns Avenue magazine.The deal came after weeks during which Worth publisher Sandow Media had been thought to be the front-runner in acquiring 02138. While Sandow came up short in the negotiation process it managed to hire away 02138 executive editor Richard Bradley to serve as Worth’s editor-in-chief.The owners of Atlantic Media planned to increase 02138’s frequency from quarterly to six times per year in 2009, as well as to roll out similar magazines for all eight Ivy League universities. It’s so-called “Ivy League Media” will also launch social networking Web sites for each of the schools and a live events division.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Our panel says: “02138 is a complementary acquisition to Manhattan Media where they can cross-sell to their current readership. It is also a great property to begin building an Ivy League niche media platform.”May 15Buyer: CBSSeller: CNETSale Price: $1.8 billionMultiple: N/AThe deal behind the deal: By far the largest deal in the last several weeks, CNET Networks were purchased by CBS for $1.8 billion in cash—a 45 percent premium over its closing stock price. The deal comes after months of CNET trying to avoid a hostile takeover by hedge fund consortium Jana Partners.Among the CNET properties in the deal are Web sites CNET, ZDNet, BNET, GameSpot.com and CHOW. According to CBS CEO Les Moonves, CNET Networks will add “a tremendous platform to expand our complementary entertainment, news, sports, music and information content to a whole new global audience.”The deal marks the largest so far in CBS’ Internet expansion.Our panel says: “This represents a good outcome for CNET and, if the post-acquisition integration is successful, CBS may have picked up a real bargain. This acquisition will no doubt put the combined entity solidly on the list of the top 10 Internet properties. There simply aren’t very many digital media properties of this size that come up on the market.”
Map of Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank. AFP Guatemala is to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, president Jimmy Morales said Sunday, following US president Donald Trump’s controversial lead on the holy city.After speaking with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Morales wrote to Guatemalans on his Facebook page that “one of the most important topics was the return of Guatemala’s embassy to Jerusalem,” from Tel Aviv where it is currently located.”For this reason I am informing you that I have given instructions to the foreign ministry that it start the necessary respective coordination to make this happen,” Morales wrote.Guatemala’s leader made the announcement on Christmas Eve, three days after two-thirds of UN member states rejected Trump’s decision to have the United States recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.In all, 128 nations voted to maintain the international consensus that Jerusalem’s status can only be decided through peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.Only eight countries stood with the United States in voting no to the resolution held in the UN General Assembly, among them Guatemala and fellow Central American country Honduras.Guatemala and Honduras are both reliant on US funding to improve security in their gang-ridden territories.The two nations are, along with El Salvador, in what is known as the Northern Triangle of Central America. Violence, corruption and poverty have made them the main source of illegal migration to the United States, which is giving them $750 million to provide better conditions at home.Morales, like Trump, was a television entertainer with no real political experience before becoming president of Guatemala in 2016.- Guatemala is ‘pro-Israeli’ -On Friday, Morales foreshadowed the decision he was to make regarding Jerusalem, as he defended his government’s vote at the UN backing the United States.”Guatemala is historically pro-Israeli,” he told a news conference in Guatemala City.”In 70 years of relations, Israel has been our ally,” he said.”We have a Christian way of thinking that, as well as the politics of it, has us believing that Israel is our ally and we must support it. Despite us only being nine in the world (in the UN vote), we have the total certainty and conviction that this is the right path.”Morales’s position has become fragile in recent months because of allegations of corruption against him being investigated by a special UN-backed body working with Guatemalan prosecutors.The United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, had said her country would “take names” of the states opposing its position, and Trump threatened to cut funding to countries “that take our money and then vote against us.”Several significant US allies abstained from the UN vote, among them Australia, Canada, Mexico and Poland.Others, such as Britain, France, Germany and South Korea were in the majority of 128 nations denouncing any unilateral decision to view Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The eight countries on the US side of the vote were: Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.Following the US decision on Jerusalem, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the US, dealing a pre-emptive blow to a new initiative expected by Washington next year.Trump has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who had no prior experience in government, with spearheading the complicated peace plan efforts.
Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . These gay dads and their kids are the real life Brady Bunch. The gay dads believe being parents is such a special thing for them.Perez offered some advice for people who may be struggling with their sexuality, but are in marriages they’re not happy with.He said: ‘I would advise men who already have children that are coming out of the closet to try to find another partner who shares a similar story and history. Or even a gay man who has children and is seeking new relationships.’He added: ‘This makes things more relatable and financial situations easier to understand.’‘There is no such thing as normal’The gay dads believe one of the hardest things in their situation is blending the two families together.Perez also said another big struggle is ‘having to explain to other people who are curious about our family.’ He says their family is unlike many other families.He added: ‘But we are very happy and all the struggles have made it worth it in the end. At the end of the day, what matters is that we love each other.’Gus and Wayne. | Photo: InstagramThe gay dads want to break the stigma when it comes to LGBTI couples starting and raising families.Perez said: ‘Families can be different and [we want to disprove] gay guys can’t stay together and have children and make life work.‘The most exciting thing to come is being able to teach our children to accept everyone and let them know that there is no such thing as normal,’ he said.See also:Dad’s request for a picture of his son’s ‘boy toy’ goes viral Wayne Perez and Gus Magallanes both married women before they realized they were gay. They settled down, with Perez having two sons, Lucas and Logan, and Magallanes having a daughter, Eva.Then they realized they were gay and came out to their respective wives.A few years later, Magallanes and Perez met via social media and began chatting regularly online. They started dating long distance as Perez lived in Iowa and Magallanes lived in Nebraska.After a while, they fell in love and bonded over the similarities of their previous marriages and Perez decided to move to Iowa.Gus, Wayne and their family. | Photo: wayne_gus / InstagramOver time, Eva moved to Iowa too, but Perez shares custody of Logan and Lucas with his ex-wife. The gay dads have the kids every other weekend and during the holidays.On their current relationships with their ex-wives, Perez said: ‘All relationships are amicable and friendly.‘This was very important to help the kids adjust and to also create a positive environment on both sides,’ he added.Gay dads: ‘We hide nothing from our kids’The gay dads have now been together for four years and even got engaged last year. They plan to marry in the fall of this year.On the adjustment period for their kids, Perez said: ‘Eva had a hard time adjusting to me at first but after I explained I wasn’t trying to replace or be her dad, she grew to accept us.’He added: ‘We hide nothing from the kids and show our love like any other couple in front of our kids. The openness has shown our kids that gay is ok and that there’s more to life than just a male and female relationship.‘When the kids have questions, we answer them and show them another view of the world,’ he said.Wayne, Gus and family. | Photo: Instagram GAYSTARNEWS- Leading foster care agency: ‘We really need more foster parents’Pro-wrestler “Superstar” Jake Atlas comes out as gayWhy do so many gay men get married to women in India?Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-dads-married-women-came-found/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Single gay dad: ‘The days my sons were born are the happiest of my life’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Gay dads Wayne and Gus with their family, Lucas, Logan and Eva. | Photo: Stephanie Horn Photography
There are over 800,000 mobile homes across Florida, according to estimates from the past two years. This is the largest number of mobile homes in any state across the United States. Other types of manufactured housing such as modular homes add to these numbers. With so many manufactured homes in the state, Florida leads in setting advanced laws and regulations concerning manufactured housing. Florida’s unique and innovative practices in this field have been somewhat overshadowed by the developments in Vermont and Oregon in recent years, nonetheless, Florida’s standards are monumental in their successful implementation and effectiveness as exemplified by the fact that manufactured homes and communities have become more safe and healthy environments for residents. In many ways, Florida has surpassed the regulation and lending requirements established under the Uniform Manufactured Housing Act to improve both the opportunities for owning manufactured homes and the conditions of these homes. Due to the high number of manufactured homes in the Sunshine State, it is especially important to review regulations and procedures enacted in Florida as a model for regulations that work well in states with high volumes of occupied manufactured homes. Essentially, there are two notable manufactured home practices in Florida that distinguish it from many other states across the U.S.: (1) the strict installation and installation license requirements, and (2) the Florida Department of Health’s publicly-available inspection database. Strict Installation RequirementsThe United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that all states set a minimum installation standard and an operating installation program. While HUD has set a national minimum standard that all states must meet, called the HUD-Administered Manufactured Home State Installation Program, several states have elected to adopt more stringent installation standards than those required by this program. Florida is one of those states. To receive an installation license in Florida, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles requires that the installer must comply with a multi-step process. First, the installer must complete a pre-license course and pass a license examination. Next, the installer must secure a $5,000 surety bond. The installer must also hold a liability insurance policy for a minimum of $100,000. Finally, all installers are required to provide new manufactured homeowners with a one-year installation warranty. It is also mandatory for installers to renew their license annually. Installers who meet all of these requirements can install the manufactured home and complete all the necessary plumbing installation work, but cannot perform any of the electrical setup needed for the home’s installation. These steps require a different license and an electrician must be employed separately to complete this part of the installation process. These regulations appear to have met the necessary safety purposes for installing manufactured homes. According to data gathered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles between 2004 and 2005, manufactured homes built and installed according to the established state standards did not experience any significant damages despite the intense weather conditions regularly encountered by the state. Securing the Communities Florida also provides a significant amount of critical information about manufactured home communities to the general public via online databases such as the FloridaHealth website, a source maintained by the Florida Department of Health. It allows users to search for communities by name, county, address, inspection date, and the result of the inspection. The list of search results includes all this information and a link to download the complete inspection report for each community. Compared to most other states, this database provides thorough information about the condition of these communities. This information is accessible by regular inspections of all registered manufactured home communities located throughout the state by the Florida Department of Health. All conditions essential to the health and safety of those residents of manufactured home communities are examined and their conditions are reported in the state inspection report that is then filed with the Department of Health. Opportunity for Improvement While Florida has enacted several important practices that have benefitted residents of manufactured homes, best practices enacted in other states that, if followed in Florida, would likely further improve conditions for Florida residents. These changes would advance the rights of residents and increase the information available about manufactured homes and manufactured home communities throughout the state. Best Practices in OregonIn July 2016, Oregon’s Department of Housing and Community Services created the Oregon Manufactured Home Park Directory, an interactive computer-generated imagery (CGI) map with detailed information about each manufactured home community in the state. The information includes the size of the community, its total resident population, and the area surrounding the community. Supplementing this same type of information to the existing database in Florida would improve the amount of data available to Florida residents about the conditions of manufactured homes and communities throughout the state. The state of Oregon has also enacted measures and requirements that benefit residents of manufactured home communities throughout the state. According to information provided by the Legal Aid Services of Oregon, owners of manufactured home communities in Oregon must give residents at least 365 days’ notice before they close communities and must also financially assist residents who are forced to abandon or relocate their homes based on the closure of the community. Based on the size of the resident’s home and the decision to either relocate or abandon his or her home, the owner of the community must pay residents $5,000, $7,000, or $9,000. Residents who live in manufactured home communities in Oregon also have protection against eviction following their violation of rental agreement terms. In Oregon, if a resident violates the terms of his or her rental agreement, he or she cannot be evicted from the community until the receipt of a written notice with a 30 day period in which to cure the matter at stake. If the resident takes this time period to rectify the issue and again violates the same term, the resident must then receive another written notice providing for 20 days in which the matter may be rectified prior to eviction. These requirements help ensure that residents are notified and allowed sufficient time to resolve any problems before they are evicted for violating rental terms of which they might not even be aware. Best Practices in VermontIn Vermont, owners of manufactured home communities are required to give residents a minimum of 18 months’ notice before the closure of a community and 45 days’ notice before any sale or offering for sale of such community. If an offer is made by either a non-profit organization or a tenant-owned group during this sale pending period, the owner must negotiate with these groups in good faith and cannot make a final decision regarding a sale for an additional 120 days. Currently, based on data gathered by Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the state has 58 tenant-owned or non-profit owned manufactured home communities. These groups often have the best interests of the community and residents in mind because their main objective is not to make a considerable profit from their control and ownership of the manufactured home community, but rather to promote the community and improve living conditions for all of the residents. Manufactured Housing and MortgageIn Oregon, a purchaser of a manufactured home can classify it as either real property or personal property (chattel) depending on the state conditions that are met. A manufactured home can be classified as real property if the home and the land on which the structure is placed are both owned by the same person. However, if the land and structure are owned separately, the property will likely be classified as personal property. In Oregon, a manufactured home that is classified as personal property will likely qualify only for a chattel loan and not a traditional mortgage. Often chattel loans offer less favorable terms, including higher interest rates. In Oregon and Vermont, manufactured homeowners can receive financing with favorable terms more easily. In Oregon, these homes can be classified as real property so long as the homeowner has obtained a long-term lease for at least 20 years or owns the land on which the home will be affixed. After being classified as real property, owners of these manufactured homes can obtain loans with more favorable terms. Vermont’s regulations make it easier to receive financing with more favorable terms. In Vermont, certain loans and payment programs are readily available to owners of manufactured homes, regardless of the lease length or property ownership. For example, the Champlain Housing Trust offers a deferred payment program for manufactured homes and the Vermont State Employee Credit Union offers a manufactured home mortgage that is available for all homes that were built after 1976 and were located on either owned property or in a manufactured home community. The terms for these mortgages offer low fixed-interest rates. Getting a Mortgage in FloridaThe laws in Florida currently require manufactured homes to be financed as personal property, secured by financing statements, instead of securing such financing pursuant to a mortgage loan. Residents of Florida can only secure mortgages for homes that are classified as real property and the title to the property has been retired. In Florida, manufactured homes are not classified as real property until after the home has been permanently affixed to a plot of land and the land on which the home is affixed is either (i) owned by the homeowner or (ii) land on which the homeowner has secured a lease of at least 30 years. Moreover, to retire title for a piece of property, its original title and legal description must be filed with the county clerk for the county in which the home is located. A sworn statement by the owner that iterates the ownership or secure lease of the land is also needed to retire title to the land. It’s difficult to obtain a 30-year lease on land for a manufactured home because there is no incentive for owners of manufactured home communities to offer long-term leases. Purchasing a new manufactured home and the land on which to place it can also be costly for homeowners making it difficult for individuals to obtain a manufactured home without any mortgage options to offer financial assistance. However, if one can meet the terms necessary to reclassify the manufactured home as real property, then a mortgage can be secured easily and readily. If a manufactured home is expressly classified as personal property when it is transferred or sold to another party, that home cannot qualify for reclassification as real property because, unlike Oregon, Florida does not offer a reclassification process for these homes. The property must then only be classified as personal property on all loan, security, and financial documents. This introduces a distinct barrier to obtaining mortgages for manufactured homes. Since the federal funding regulations apply to all loans granted on manufactured homes in Florida, these homes must be classified as real property to receive mortgages with favorable loan terms. However, if residents are unable to meet the set requirements to have the homes classified as real property, the homes must still be classified as personal property. Individuals obtaining financing on manufactured homes that could only be classified (and secured) as personal property are likely to receive less favorable loan terms than if these homes were classified as real estate secured by mortgage loans. This is unfortunate because this property classification prevents marginal borrowers from obtaining loans with the favorable and necessary terms to successfully purchase a property. The conditions for buying a manufactured home in Florida could be improved by changing the property classification requirements for these homes. Residents would greatly benefit from their state adopting the same policies as those of Oregon because manufactured homes could then be reclassified from personal property to real property when sold or transferred between parties. Since this would greatly improve the loan terms offered to borrowers purchasing manufactured homes in these circumstances, it would further the hope of future homeownership. The practices in Oregon and Vermont that benefit and protect residents of manufactured home communities could also be implemented in Florida to benefit and protect residents of manufactured home communities across the state. Florida has among the highest number of manufactured homes and manufactured home communities across the U.S., therefore it is especially important for such an enormous group to benefit by implementation of policies which safeguard their interests. Furthermore, there are changes that could be implemented to improve manufactured home financing means and help many other Florida residents successfully achieve their goals of home ownership. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Best Practices for Mortgage in Manufactured Housing September 5, 2018 809 Views Chattel Loans Florida Homebuyers homeowners Manufactured Housing Mobile Homes mortgage Oregon property Regulations Vermont 2018-09-05 Radhika Ojha Share
by The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2019 11:23 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Britain’s Prince Harry speaks with members of the public during a walkabout of Hamilton Square as part of a visit to a new sculpture marking the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred Owen’s death, in Birkenhead, northwest England, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Charlotte Graham/Pool Photo via AP) Baby boy or girl? It seems Harry and Meghan don’t know yet LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have apparently chosen not to learn the gender of the baby they are expecting this spring.Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, told schoolchildren during a visit to Birkenhead on Monday that she doesn’t know whether she is carrying a boy or a girl.Kitty Dudley, 9, said after meeting the couple: “I asked her if she was having a girl or a boy and she said she didn’t know.”The meeting happened when Meghan talked to a number of children at St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School in the town, which is 210 miles (340 kilometres) northwest of London.Meghan also told one of the children that she is six months pregnant and expects to give birth at the end of April or in early May.The Associated Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by Warner Bros. shows Zachary Levi, left, and Jack Dylan Grazer in a scene from “Shazam!” (Steve Wilkie/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) NEW YORK — Seven films in, the DC Extended Universe is finally flying with some wind behind its back. The well-reviewed, relatively modestly budgeted “Shazam!” debuted with $53.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, handing DC its latest critical and box-office success.Though one of the oldest characters in DC’s superhero stable, “Shazam!” doesn’t boast the name-recognition of Batman or Superman. But by scaling back to a $100 million budget and going for the lighter, comic tone, “Shazam!” steadily built up its word of mouth with stellar reviews. Warner Bros. also showed the film nationwide two weeks before opening, where it made $3 million in advance screenings.“Shazam!” came out well ahead of the weekend’s other top draw, “Pet Sematary.” Paramount Pictures’ remake of the original 1989 Stephen King adaptation opened in a distant second with $25 million. It’s a solid start for “Pet Sematary,” though far from the haul that the last big-screen adaptation of King’s conjured up: “It” opened with $123.4 million in 2017.Last week’s top film, “Dumbo,” slid steeply in its second week. Landing in third, the Disney live-action remake dropped 60% with $18.2 million.Pitched as “‘Big’ meets Superman,’” “Shazam!” stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage foster kid who transforms into an adult superhero (played by Zachary Levi).Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief at Warner Bros., said the studio originally forecast a $40 million opening. “That was the right number for us,” Goldstein said. “That’s what we needed to make money on it.”But expectations grew based on reviews (91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and audience reaction (an “A” Cinemascore). The PG-13-rated film attracted an especially young crowd; 45% were under 25.The result further validated DC’s pivot following the disappointments of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman” and David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.” Warner Bros. has since steered its comic book adaptions in a different direction, leaning more on stand-alone entries less predicated on the overall “universe” and more fluctuating in tone.Earlier in the week, Warner Bros. also teased the DC release “Joker,” with Joaquin Phoenix, at CinemaCon. An even smaller-budgeted origin story with a similarly unique, albeit much darker, tone; it was one of the most talked-about movies at the Las Vegas event.“‘Wonder Woman’ was really the start of changing the ship,” Goldstein said. “When you look at each of these properties, they’re all very different. Their approach is different. Their tone is different. But here’s the commonality: All good movies, all well done. I think that’s what you’ll see out of DC is very specific approaches for that property.”Overseas, “Shazam!” grossed $102 million in 79 markets, including $30.9 million in China.“DC has really found its groove,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. “They’re really breaking out each character. Shazam and the Joker could not two more different characters within the DC Universe. But I think that diversity of content is going to serve them well.”Dergarabedian noted the two most dominant genres in movies right now — superheroes and horror — swamped theatres, taking up four of the top five spots at the box office. The stiff competition in similar-styled holdovers could have slightly depressed results for both “Shazam!” and “Pet Sematary.” But right now, there is little room on the calendar between major comic book films and horror releases.In fourth was Jordan Peele’s horror thriller “Us,” which added $13.8 million in its third week. Its cumulative global total stands at $216.6 million.Marvel’s Brie Larson-led “Captain Marvel,” which recently crossed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, took in $12.7 million domestically in its fifth weekend. Captain Marvel, ironically, was Shazam’s original name when the character was first crafted, as a Superman knockoff, in 1939. He was relaunched in 1973 as Shazam after decades of lawsuits and the debut of Marvel’s own Captain Marvel.The weekend’s other wide-release newcomer was STX Entertainment’s “Best of Enemies,” starring Taraji P. Henson as a civil rights activist and Sam Rockwell as a Ku Klux Klan leader. It opened with $4.5 million.In limited release, Claire Denis’ “High Life,” starring Robert Pattinson, opened with about $100,000 in four theatres for A24.Neon’s Aretha Franklin documentary, “Amazing Grace,” debuted with $96,000 in eight locations. The film, shot over two days at the New Bethel Baptist Church in the Watts section of Los Angeles in 1972, was lost for decades in part because its director, Sydney Pollack, failed to slate the images, leaving them not synced with the audio. Before her death last August, Franklin sued several times to prevent its release.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.1. “Shazam!” $53.4 million ($102 million international).2. “Pet Sematary,” $25 million.3. “Dumbo,” $18.2 million.4. “Us,” $13.8 million.5. “Captain Marvel,” $12.7 million.6. “The Best of Enemies,” $4.5 million.7. “Five Feet Apart,” $3.7 million.8. “Unplanned,” $3.2 million.9. “Wonder Park,” $2 million.10. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” $2 million.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAPJake Coyle, The Associated Press ‘Shazam!’ debuts with $53.5M, handing DC Comics another win by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Apr 7, 2019 10:54 am PDT
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