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Manchester United shares dip as lack of Champions League football hits financials

first_imgNet debt jumped to £391.3m, an increase of £73.6m over the year, which the club said was “primarily due to an overall decrease in cash and cash equivalents”. Manchester United today reported lower revenue and profit for the second quarter as its absence from the Champions League this season took its toll. Revenue fell 19 per cent to £168m. Ed Woodward, executive vice chairman, said: “We are pushing for a strong finish in the Premier League, the Europa League and the FA Cup as we enter the final third of the season.” However, broadcasting revenue fell 37.6 per cent to £64.7m, which United said was “primarily due to non-participation in the UEFA Champions League”. United is in fifth place in the Premier League at the moment as the season draws into its final phase. Tuesday 25 February 2020 3:39 pm The New York-listed club maintained its outlook for 2020, with revenue expected to be in a range of £560m – £580m and adjusted earnings in a range of £155m to £165m. whatsapp Manchester United shares dip as lack of Champions League football hits financials If Manchester City is banned from Europe’s top club competition next year, as has been threatened, fifth would be enough to secure a place in the lucrative tournament. The recent purchase of Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes in a £47m deal has already made an impact on the pitch. However, a lack of forward cover remains a problem with star striker Marcus Rashford injured. Commercial revenue rose 7.1 per cent to £70.6m and sponsorship revenue rose 11.9 per cent to £45.1m. New signing Bruno Fernandes has lifted United (Getty Images) Share Local rival Liverpool, in contrast, is going through a purple patch under manager Jurgen Klopp. Victory in the Champions League last year looks almost certain to be followed up with the Premier League title in 2020. Despite a season where United’s performance under Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been patchy at best, the club still finishes the season with a chance of a Champions League spot. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Show Comments ▼ United shares fell 2.8 per cent to $18.40 this afternoon. New signing Bruno Fernandes has lifted United (Getty Images) Also Read: Manchester United shares dip as lack of Champions League football hits financials However, United’s glory days of the 90s and 2000s seem long gone, with Woodward describing a “squad rebuild” as the club looks to regain its past ascendancy. James Booth Core earnings fell 31 per cent to £72m in the quarter to 31 December, compared to the same period last year. New signing Bruno Fernandes has lifted United (Getty Images) Also Read: Manchester United shares dip as lack of Champions League football hits financials whatsapplast_img read more

Portlaoise hurlers back in the big time after final win over The Harps

first_imgThe strong breeze favoured The Harps in the opening half but Portlaoise hurled and battled well.Keith Murphy got the scoring underway with a nice point from play within 30 seconds but long-serving Harps men Michael Lanigan and John Brophy hit back straight away.Cormac Rigney – on the frees instead of the injured Aaron Bergin – got the first of his four first-half points to level things again and Cian Taylor and David O’Mahony, who caused all sorts of bother for The Harps early on, pointed either side of an Eoin Clancy effort.The Harps then hit a purple patch – hitting five points in a row to open up a 0-8 to 0-4 lead. Three of them were Lanigan frees with Ciaran Comerford and Conor Brophy adding one apiece.At this stage it looked as if The Harps might pull clear but Portlaoise settled well and Rigney hit three frees in a row to pull it back to one heading into injury time.However, Conor Deegan hit back for The Harps and they led 0-9 to 0-7 at half time. Against that breeze in the second half would it be enough?The second half was a slow-burning affair but a long-range inspirational point from Brian Mulligan reduced it to the minimum and the Cormac Rigney popped over a nice point to level it up.Eoin Clancy hit back straight away for Ther Harps but the game’s big turning point came moments later. A long ball in from Cathal Duggan found O’Mahony and he finished past Peter Walsh for a crucial goal.Cian Taylor added a point and Portlaoise could have had another goal moments later only for Walsh to brilliantly stop a penalty from Taylor after Colm Gleeson was hauled down in the square. Rigney added a point but even that let off could get The Harps going.A Lanigan goal from a free deep into injury time was the best The Harps could muster and Portlaoise held on.SCORERS – The Harps: Michael Lanigan 1-5 (1-4 frees), Eoin Clancy 0-2, Ciaran Comerford 0-1, John Brophy 0-1, Conor Brophy 0-1, Conor Deegan 0-1 Portlaoise: Cormac Rigney 0-7 (five frees), David O’Mahony 1-1, Keith Murphy 0-1, Cian Taylor 0-2, Brian Mulligan 0-1PORTLAOISE: Eoghan Neilan; Joe Geaney, Chris Lynch, Frank Flanagan; Brian Mulligan, Cahir Healy, Ciaran McEvoy; Cathal Duggan, Gary Bergin; Tommy Fitzgerald, Colm Gleeson, Cormac Rigney; Keith Murphy, Cian Taylor, David O’Mahony. Subs: Dean Lynch for McEvoy (blood sub – 5-13), Lee Davis for O’Mahony (blood sub – 24-28), Dean Lynch for Geaney (56), Fionn Whelan for C Comerford (56)THE HARPS: Peter Walsh; Shane Phelan, Daniel Comerford, David Doheny; Shane Fitzpatrick, Podge Delaney, Conor Dunne; Ronan Delahunty, Conor Brophy; Richie Saunders, Michael Lanigan, Conor Deegan;  John Brophy, Eoin Clancy, Ciaran Comerford. Subs: Eoin O’Sullivan for Phelan (16), Pat Walsh for Fitzpatrick (HT), John Prior for C Brophy (50), Padraig Dunne for Deegan (50)REFEREE: John Lalor (Shanahoe)SEE ALSO – Minor glory for Clough-Ballacolla/Mountrath combination Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Home Sport GAA Portlaoise hurlers back in the big time after final win over The… SportGAAHurling WhatsApp Previous articleYoungster Dunne fires Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath to minor hurling gloryNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the senior hurling championship final Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Council Facebook By Steven Miller – 7th October 2018 Portlaoise’s triumph marks an impressive turnaround on what started out as a disappointing campaign. Relegation from the league was followed by defeats in the opening two rounds of the championship but wins over Trumera, Shanahoe Gaels and Clonaslee brought them to the final and they delivered when the pressure was on.The first half was an incredibly attritional affair. There was a couple of flare ups, big hits and two Portlaoise lads went off with blood injuries. Twitter WhatsApp Brought to you in association with St Canice’s Credit Union Portlaoise 1-13 The Harps 1-11Laois Shopping Centre SHC ‘A’ FinalPortlaoise have been crowned Laois SHC ‘A’ champions for the second time in four years following a win over favourites The Harps in O’Moore Park this afternoon.It means an instant return to the top table of Laois club hurling following their relegation last year but The Harps’ long wait for silverware goes on following another disappointing outing to the county grounds. They’ll also play in the second tier for a third year running. Community Pinterest Facebook Community Portlaoise hurlers back in the big time after final win over The Harps TAGSLaois SHC ‘A’ 2018Portlaoise GAAPortlaoise v The HarpsThe Harps Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, December 24, 2020

first_img Twitter Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Tommy FitzpatrickCloncullen (Ringstown), Ballyfin, LaoisBeloved husband of Bernie and father to Deirdre, John, Sinead , Niamh, Elaine and Brian. Sadly missed by his loving sister Sadie, grandchildren Niamh, Rachel, Eoghan, Ciaran, Eimear, Annie, Emma, Lauren, Eve, Robyn and Isla Rose, sons and daughters in-law, nephews, relatives and friends.A strictly private family Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, 24th December. You can join in the Funeral Mass at 2pm by logging onto the live streaming link belowwww.Ballyfinparish.ieNoelle Stanley (née Cantwell)The Bungalow, Oldtown, Cullohill, LaoisPeacefully in the care of Fennor Hill Care Facility, Urlingford. Predeceased by her husband Richard. Sadly missed by her children, Victor, Ivan, Kay and Stuart, sister Vera, sister-in-law Hilda, daughter-in-law Gwen, son-in-law Robert, Judy, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.In accordance with government guidelines a private Funeral Service (max 25 people) will take place in St Tighernagh’s Church, Aughmacart, Cullohill, on Thursday morning followed by burial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Johnstown.Anthony (Tony) BurkeKilleshin, Carlow / Killeshin, LaoisAnthony (Tony) Burke of 33 Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, England and formerly of Killeshin, Ballickmoyler, Laois, passed away peacefully, on December 13th, 2020, at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.Beloved husband of Pauline, father of Lisa, Toni and Carl, adored grandfather of Aurelia, Lyra, Charles, Harold and Chloe and cherished brother of P.J (New Zealand), Michael (Canada), Martin (Killeshin) and the late Oliver.He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, son-in-law Mark, daughter-in-law Jessica, brothers, brothers-in-law Joe, Jim, sisters-in-law Teresa, Colette, Bridie, Nora and Mary, nephews, nieces, cousins especially Una Scully, Tommy, Pat and the late Paul Lacey, relatives and friends.May Tony’s Gentle Soul Rest in PeaceDue to government advice regarding public gatherings a private funeral will take place for family and close friends in The Holy Cross Church, Killeshin, on Sunday at 1pm and will be followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Tony’s Funeral Mass can be viewed by using the following link.https://youtu.be/TVihTyAYbD8Teresa (Winifred) DoylePortlaoise, Laois / Artane, DublinDoyle Teresa (Winifred), (Portlaoise and Artane) – December 20th, 2020 – (peacefully) at the Mater Hospital, following a long illness; loving mother of Roseanne and cherished gran to Calum. Sadly missed by Roseanne’s partner Richard, sister Roisín, brother Peter, sisters-in-law Dolores and Mary, cousins, nephews, nieces, Chester, relatives and friends.A private family funeral will take place due to Government advice regarding public gatherings. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society.“May she Rest in Peace”SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Deaths in Laois – Thursday, December 24, 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, December 24, 2020 Deaths Previous articleLaois students put finishing touches on community projects as school ends for ChristmasNext article2020 Remembered: GAA instructs Laois clubs to stop using WhatsApp as a method of communication Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic WhatsApp Electric Picnic Facebook Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSDeaths in Laois Electric Picnic WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 24th December 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

U.S. bank earnings face continued challenges in 2021: Fitch

first_img James Langton Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Sovereign defaults hit record level in 2020: Fitch Related news G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “Further reserve releases are possible if economic forecasts continue to improve from banks’ current models, which could stem from additional stimulus or reduced downside risk in the economic outlook, and may continue to boost reported earnings throughout 2021,” Fitch said.However, at the same time, the report said that the banks’ core profitability “will likely remain challenged” in the year ahead, “given the expectation for persistently low interest rates, continued soft commercial and consumer loan demand and further subdued mortgage banking revenue.”Fitch also noted that non-performing loans have risen, “led by commercial real estate and loans to sectors negatively impacted by regional virus-related shutdowns.”On the upside, regulatory capital ratios and credit quality remained strong in the fourth quarter, Fitch said.However, given the continued economic uncertainty, Fitch said that highly rated banks are expected to remain “measured” in making capital distributions in 2021. Despite rising earnings in the fourth quarter of 2020, many large U.S. banks will likely see their profits under pressure in the year ahead, Fitch Ratings says.In a new report, the rating agency noted that a number of the big banks saw net income rise in the fourth quarter as reserves taken against future credit losses were released. Keywords Banking industry,  Credit ratings,  Pandemics,  CoronavirusCompanies Fitch Ratings a man on a precipice iStock Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

14,000 Residents to benefit from Upgraded Water Project in Central Westmoreland

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail More than 14,000 residents in several districts in Central Westmoreland should have access to potable water soon, as the Venture River water supply and distribution project is nearing completion.This is one of six water supply projects being carried out across the island by the National Water Commission (NWC), in association with the Red Stripe Deageo Foundation, which made a donation of $100 million to the NWC shortly after hurricane Ivan in September 2004. The donation is specifically for the improvement and upgrading of water supply infrastructure across the island, particularly those that were affected by the hurricane.In an interview with JIS News, Community Relations Manager in the Western Division of the NWC, Lisa Golding, explained that work began on the project since early 2005, with approximately $36 million spent so far. She pointed out that the work primarily entailed upgrading of the existing Venture River plant from 130,000 gallons of water per day to 1.5 million gallons per day.She noted that some of the communities to be served by the new facility included Fort Williams, Hertford, Strawberry, Grange, Friendship and Burnt Savannah.“To date, we have completed all the pump works, all the technical aspects of the project, all the chlorination equipment have been installed and checked and are in fact ready for us to begin the actual distribution to customers. What we are now in the process of doing, is sterilizing the actual transmission and distribution mains. We estimate that this should be completed within the next two weeks,” Miss Golding said.She informed that reconstruction of the intake at Venture River was done to harness an increased volume of water; the installation of new pumping facilities and switch gears was carried out; a 250,000-gallon storage tank was put in place at Williamsfield; existing pipelines were rehabilitated and new ones installed.Miss Golding said that the new tank should add some amount of stability to the system, as it would be serving as both a reservoir to store water as well as a reservoir to distribute the liquid.Other projects being carried out in western Jamaica under the programme include the Woodlands/Blackgate water supply system in Hanover, the Brighton water project in Westmoreland and the Sherwood/Content programme in Trelawny. Related14,000 Residents to benefit from Upgraded Water Project in Central Westmoreland Related14,000 Residents to benefit from Upgraded Water Project in Central Westmoreland Related14,000 Residents to benefit from Upgraded Water Project in Central Westmorelandcenter_img 14,000 Residents to benefit from Upgraded Water Project in Central Westmoreland UncategorizedNovember 21, 2006 Advertisementslast_img read more

Governor-General Highlights Important Role of the Police

first_imgGovernor-General Highlights Important Role of the Police Governor GeneralMay 28, 2009 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Dr. Patrick Allen, has argued that the destiny of the nation and the quality of Jamaica’s economic, social and spiritual future are integrally linked to the performance of the police force.“The choices we make today, how we treat the opportunities resting in our hands, will determine the quality of our economic, social and spiritual future. For any organisation to succeed in challenging times, it will need people who are constantly and consistently going beyond the ordinary, because of their personal commitment to excellence,” he said.The Governor-General was giving the keynote address at the 66th Annual Joint Conference of the Jamaica Police Federation, at the Starfish Hotel, in Falmouth, Trelawny on May 27.Dr. Allen said that, over the years, he has come to accept that excellence is achieved by the persistent pursuit of what is right and by observing the principles and laws that guide the society.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Dr. Patrick Allen (right), listens to a comment from Deputy Commissioner of Police Jevene Bent (left) during the Jamaica Police Federation’s 66th Annual Conference at the Starfish Hotel in Falmouth, Trelawny on May 27.He pointed out that the police should understand the meaning of excellence, which is always doing more than what is required of them.“As a Federation, you have the opportunity and you are in the position to call on your members to set new standards in their service to all of our citizens, who rely on your integrity and commitment to build a just and civil society. I believe that police officers are expected to be conscious, law-abiding citizens who conduct themselves with pride and dignity in the execution of their work on a daily basis. Each officer has the opportunity to be an example to people he or she meets in the line of duty. The police ought to be custodians of the law, who represent the force in a professional manner and with dignity,” the Governor-General said.Citing the multi-faceted role of the police in society, which is one of nurturing, caring, protecting, counselling and instructing, Dr. Allen said the police “ought to be a pastor.”“In your effort to become the ideal police officer, I urge you to develop compassion and understanding, as these are two of the qualities that will help you to fulfill your mandate credibly. I believe that the Police Federation can pilot a segment of the ‘I Believe’ programme, which would serve to inspire and motivate our people to achieve their full potential and in turn nurture a new relationship between police officers and the people. If you join in this campaign of ‘I Believe’, I think that we will begin to see such transformation in this nation that will make your work easier and keep you safer as well. There is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica, and you are what is right with Jamaica,” the Governor-General told the police members.He commended the leadership of the Jamaica Police Federation for its commitment, service and for the vital support it provides for its members and urged that the outcome of all deliberations should be for the common good of the society, including that of the members of the Federation.Activities for the two-day conference, which will end on May 28, are being carried out under the theme, ‘Achieving excellence in a resolute quest for service and empowerment to members’. RelatedGovernor-General Highlights Important Role of the Policecenter_img RelatedGovernor-General Highlights Important Role of the Police RelatedGovernor-General Highlights Important Role of the Policelast_img read more

Gates removed from Tatton Drain

first_imgGates removed from Tatton Drain Wagga Wagga City Council confirms that the gates secretly installed across the Tatton Drain culvert near Lake Albert have been removed.This action was undertaken by the person responsible who contacted Council General Manager Peter Thompson yesterday and admitted to installing the gates. The person explained that he knew it was wrong, but he was frustrated with the lack of a solution.Mr Thompson said he was grateful for the action to remove the gates which had unlawfully blocked off water flow to the culvert under Lake Albert Road.“The NSW Government through the Natural Resource Access Regulator (NRAR) has previously given clear direction to the Wagga community that it needs to authorise any diversion of water from Tatton Drain and that a water allocation must be purchased for the water diverted,” Mr Thompson said.“There is currently no authorisation for such a diversion and no water allocation.“The person who installed the gates contacted Council when he realised that his actions may be used as the justification for the NSW Government declining to exercise its discretion to issue a specific purpose access licence to provide water to the lake.”Mr Thompson said NRAR is the regulator in relation to the issue and it was notified of the matter yesterday. Council contacted NRAR following the admission and removal of the gates and requested that no further action be taken.Council is scheduled to meet with the Minister for Water, Property and Housing the Hon. Melinda Pavey in coming weeks to request an answer on whether the Minister will agree to exercise her discretion to issue the special purpose access licence.Image: Tatton Drain after the shutters were removed. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Albert, community, council, exercise, Government, housing, licence, local council, meet, Minister, NSW, property, Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga City Council, Waterlast_img read more

UPDATE: One victim, shooter dead in Anderson Elementary shooting

first_img guestLabel UPDATE: One victim, shooter dead in Anderson Elementary shootingPosted by Chris BrownDate: Tuesday, November 26, 2019in: Newsshare 0 The shooter was identified as 38-year-old Keland HillVANCOUVER — The Clark County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that one of two women who was shot inside a van in the parking lot of Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon has died. The other victim received non-life threatening injuries.A shattered driver’s side window marks the scene of a shooting at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Vancouver this afternoon. Two people were shot. The suspect took his own life after leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase. Photo by Jacob GrannemanA shattered driver’s side window marks the scene of a shooting at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Vancouver this afternoon. Two people were shot. The suspect took his own life after leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase. Photo by Jacob GrannemanAccording to a GoFundMe page set up by Tabitha Ojeda, the victim is Tiffany Hill, the estranged wife of the shooter, who was identified as 38-year-old Keland Hill. Ojeda, who identifies herself as Tiffany Hill’s sister, says the other victim was their mother, and that she was shot three times, suffering injuries to her hands and arms.The sheriff’s office also now says that there were three children in the van at the time of the shooting, rather than the two originally reported. The couple did have three children, though it hasn’t been confirmed if the children in the vehicle were related to them. All three were taken into the care of Child Protective Services at the scene.Deputies responding to the shooting shortly after 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday found the van, lights still on, and the driver’s side window shattered. Bullet holes could also be seen in the front windshield, directly in front of the driver’s seat.Photo of Kelano Hill via FacebookPhoto of Keland Hill via FacebookThe surviving victim was able to give deputies a description of Hill and his vehicle. A short pursuit ended at NE Andresen and Padden Parkway, where Hill was confronted by deputies and then held the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. He was declared deceased at the hospital.Hill had made bail four days before the shooting after being arrested on charges of violating a restraining order obtained by Tiffany Hill. Court documents obtained by Clark County Today show Hill had allegedly installed a GPS tracker on his estranged wife’s vehicle, and had approached her on at least three separate occasions and sent her numerous text messages, in violation of the protection order obtained in September.Court records also show Hill, a former Marine, had attempted to purchase a gun at a Wal-Mart in Portland on Oct. 6, but had been denied due to the domestic violence charges showing up during a background check. He allegedly told the store clerk he was attempting to purchase the bolt-action rifle “to take care of vermin” on his property. Two people were shot in the parking lot of Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Vancouver this afternoon. The suspect later took his own life. Photo by Jacob GrannemanTwo people were shot in the parking lot of Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Vancouver this afternoon. The suspect later took his own life. Photo by Jacob GrannemanIt is unclear at this point where Hill obtained the weapon used in Tuesday’s shooting, but that will be a major focus of the Clark County Major Crimes team investigation, according to Clark County Sergeant Brent Waddell.“It’s a tragedy all around,” said Waddell on Tuesday evening, noting that one of the deputies who responded to the shooting had been involved in the ongoing domestic dispute case involving Hill.“It takes a toll on not only the families that are involved,” said Waddell, “but also the school, the people who found them, the people that witnessed it, and the deputies involved.”Two people were shot in the parking lot of Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Vancouver this afternoon. The suspect later took his own life. Photo by Jacob GrannemanTwo people were shot in the parking lot of Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Vancouver this afternoon. The suspect later took his own life. Photo by Jacob GrannemanFriends of Hill took to social media to mourn his death, many alluding to a history of mental health problems potentially related to his time in the military.“Always hurts to see another friend loss (sic) to metal health,” said one post on Facebook. “Keland Hill, I will always remember you for your fun to be around personality.”Law enforcement from across Clark County swarmed Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School this afternoon after two people were shot in the parking lot. Photo by Jacob GrannemanLaw enforcement from across Clark County swarmed Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School this afternoon after two people were shot in the parking lot. Photo by Jacob Granneman“Words cannot describe the pain we are feeling today,” another post read. “Woke up to some devastating news. We lost another Marine to suicide and mental health. His children will be without a dad and mom for the rest of their lives. We need to be there for them and support them however we can.”In a release on Tuesday, Vancouver Public Schools said “Our thoughts are with the victims, students, families, staff and the entire Anderson community. We will support them however we can.” Officers from the Clark County Sheriff’s office, Vancouver Police, and SWAT responded to both scenes, along with Clark County Fire District 6.\blankSgt. Brent Waddell of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, speaks to members of the media during a press conference Tuesday night at the scene. Photo by Jacob Grannemanblank Jonas Abbott, 16, witnessed the shooting and is seen here speaking with KATU News on the scene. 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Dax Phelan Set to Direct Tale of Outcasts, Misfits, Holy Fools,…

first_img Previous articleCalifornia’s ‘Family-Friendly’ Wineries Welcome Kids to Wine CountryNext article2019 Napa Valley Grower of the Year Announced: Pete Richmond of Silverado Farming Company Press Release Home Industry News Releases Dax Phelan Set to Direct Tale of Outcasts, Misfits, Holy Fools, a…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessDax Phelan Set to Direct Tale of Outcasts, Misfits, Holy Fools, a True American Original – and WineBy Press Release – May 13, 2019 293 1 Pinterest Share Linkedin Facebook AdvertisementAdaptation of Todd Kliman’s Critically Acclaimed “The Wild Vine” Makes Cannes World Debut“A fascinating story, complex and with a haunting finish.” – The Washington PostCANNES (May 13, 2019)– Award-winning writer/producer/director Dax Phelan(“The Other Side of the Wind”, “Jasmine”) has secured the screen rights to two-time James Beard Award-winning author Todd Kliman’s first book, “The Wild Vine.” Eric M. Klein(“Chimera Strain”) will produce with Phelan, who also will write and direct. Stratton Leopold(“Mission: Impossible III”), James Su(“She’s Lost Control”), and Bill McMahon(“Jasmine”) will executive produce.Lon Haber is presenting the film in Cannes.The uniquely American true story is about a multi-millionaire, transgender winemaker on an obsessive quest to redeem the legacy of a brilliant antebellum doctor and restore a little-known American grape — which rocked the fine-wine world of the 19th century — to its former glory.“From the moment I finished reading Todd’s book, it struck me as the most unique — and most uniquely American — underdog story I’d never heard of,” Phelan said.“That rare quality, combined with its outsider central character, made it impossible to resist.”Said Kliman, “I’m so incredibly excited for this project, and to know that the book is in such capable hands. Dax really understands that this story of a humble grape is really a story of our time — a story of immigration, of transgenderism, of cultural authenticity, and above all of what it means to be an American.”“It’s kind of astonishing to me,” Leopold added, “because at the same time this is a story that’s set in the past, its universal themes are so incredibly relevant to the present. I see a picture with a large market that also speaks loudly and clearly to the moment we’re in. I couldn’t be more excited.”The project is expected to lens in Middleburg, Virginia and Hermann, Missouri, if the latter’s tax credit program, currently in legislation, is reinstated.Kliman is an author, essayist, cultural critic, and food writer. He has won two James Beard Foundation Awards, including a 2016 MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his autobiography in seven meals, “Pork Life.” His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including “The New Yorker,” “Harper’s,” “The Oxford American,” “The Daily Beast,” and “Lucky Peach.” He recently completed a new book, “Happiness Is Otherwise,” and is at work on two others: a novel set during the last decade of American slavery, and a work of narrative nonfiction about the converso Jews. Phelan recently served as co-producer on Orson Welles’s final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” which had its world premiere at the 75th Venice Film Festival. The Netflix original film won the prestigious and rarely given William K. Everson Film History Award from the National Board of Review and the Film Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics.  Phelan recently adapted Neil White’s “New York Times” bestseller, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts,” for Leopold and his award-winning feature directorial debut, “Jasmine,” which Leopold and Klein produced, was released by Lionsgate last summer.  Advertisement TAGSDax PhelanThe Wild Vine Twitter ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

NEW YORK – Academy welcomes 842 new members, half of them women

first_imgHomeBriefsNEW YORK – Academy welcomes 842 new members, half of them women Jul. 02, 2019 at 4:35 amBriefsEntertainmentNewsNEW YORK – Academy welcomes 842 new members, half of them womennews2 years agoacademy awardsThe AcademyThe Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciencesthe Oscars The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees. Half of the new invitees to the film academy are women. In 10 of the 17 branches — including the directing, writing and producing branches — more women than men were invited. This year’s class of new members also includes 29% people of color.That’s a notable turnaround for an organization that has sought to diversity its ranks following criticism for all-white acting nominees in 2015 and 2016. Since 2015, the group’s overall female membership has grown from 25% to 32%, the academy said. Overall membership of people of color has doubled, from 8% to 16%.To aid in the swift overhaul of the academy, the group last year invited a record 928 members. While smaller, this year’s class still ranks as one of the academy’s largest in its 92-year history.New invitees include Lady Gaga, Sterling K. Brown, Claire Foy, Letitia Wright, Tom Holland and Adele. Newly invited directors include “Crazy Rich Asians” filmmaker Jon Chu, “The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent and the filmmaking duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller.If most accept their invites, the film academy will number more than 9,000 members.Next year’s Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 9, several weeks earlier than usual.JAKE COYLE, AP Film WriterTags :academy awardsThe AcademyThe Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciencesthe Oscarsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentFacebook to make jobs, credit ads searchable for US usersGlitches snarl start of California’s ammo background checksYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews14 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agolast_img read more