DEBATE: With the Oscars success of Roma, has Netflix broken the dominance of the traditional film studios?

first_img Abbie Llewelyn and Kevin Craig whatsapp Opinion With the Oscars success of Roma, has Netflix broken the dominance of the traditional film studios?Abbie Llewelyn, freelance writer and commentator, says YES.Just six years after Netflix started producing original content, it has scored 15 nominations and three wins at the Oscars. This is a huge breakthrough for streaming platforms, as up until now the Academy has seemingly turned up its nose at made-for-TV films, despite consumer popularity and critical acclaim. Share Netflix has upset the traditional system of a 90-day cinematic window by choosing to debut its films in cinemas (for less than a few weeks) and online at the same time, or with a much smaller gap. This has sparked tension between Netflix and theatre chains, with some refusing to play its films at all.Many filmmakers are still charmed by the prestige of the silver screen and have so far been put off working with online platforms by their apparent inability to win awards. This awards season appears to have ended this cold streak, meaning that some of the world’s best filmmakers will likely be less reticent to work with them.I’m not here to Netflix and shill, but streaming has revolutionised how we watch TV. Now it’s the film industry’s turn.Kevin Craig, chief executive of communications and campaign agency PLMR, says NO.Netflix has broken nothing yet. In fact, the Oscars this year are a clear example of the establishment digging in its heels in the face of technological disruption.Despite Netflix’s best efforts, the tech giant failed to scoop the coveted Best Picture award that it so desperately wanted. It was still a good night for Netflix, but streaming services are yet to translate their huge popularity among consumers to critical acclaim at the very highest level. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp This matters. Although Roma only cost around $15m to make, Netflix invested double that (a record) in its Oscars campaign. From billboards to promotional parties, this huge lobbying effort fell short, and proves that Netflix is yet to break the studios’ iron grip.Of all the sectors that have been subject to disruption over the years, the film industry is one that is showing great resilience. There is no doubt that Netflix will be back for another go next year; bigger and better. The question is, how long can the Hollywood establishment hold its nerve? DEBATE: With the Oscars success of Roma, has Netflix broken the dominance of the traditional film studios? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStorySee What Full Mouth Dental Implants May Cost You | Sponsored ListingsSee what full mouth dental implants may cost youSee What Full Mouth Dental Implants May Cost You | Sponsored Listings Tuesday 26 February 2019 8:39 am Tags: Netflixlast_img read more

It’s the beginning of the end for historic Gastineau Apartments

first_imgHistory | Juneau | Local GovernmentIt’s the beginning of the end for historic Gastineau ApartmentsNovember 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Jenkins Share:Construction workers move concrete blocks to create a buffer area around the Gastineau Apartments. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)A worker gives a man watching nearby a winter jacket. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Roads won’t be closed until after the holiday season. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Parts of the park’s decorative fence will be salvaged. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)1234

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Juneau’s Gunakadeit Park will soon be torn down. The park will serve as the staging area for the larger demolition of the Gastineau Apartments. Rorie Watt, the city’s engineering director, said the contractors should have the park dissembled within a couple of weeks.“They’re going to be moving pieces of art and the decorative fence, and setting up barriers and traffic control signs,” Watt said.The decorative metal pieces would be salvaged, but the city hasn’t identified a use for them yet.The flow of traffic isn’t expected to be interrupted until after the holiday season. That’s when some of the riskier demolition will take place, and the front facing wall of the Gastineau Apartments will be torn down.CBC Construction was given the notice to proceed after a Nov. 10 Juneau Assembly meeting.The Gastineau Apartments burned in November 2012. The city and owners James Barrett and Camilla Barrett have been in a long dispute over the maintenance of the building. The Barretts were served numerous times over the years with notices to clean up or secure the site.The project is supposed to be completed by the end of April.Share this story:last_img read more

Bill to overhaul Alaska’s alcohol laws is dead, for now

first_imgBusiness | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentBill to overhaul Alaska’s alcohol laws is dead, for nowMay 10, 2018 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:A matcha libre cocktail served at Amalga Distillery in July 2017. The distillery’s owners opposed an amendment to Senate Bill 76.  Bill sponsor Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, cited the amendment as the reason he killed the bill for this year. (Photo by Scott Ciambor)The sponsor of a bill to overhaul the state’s alcohol laws announced he’s killing the bill for this year. Soldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche said it took several years to build a consensus to support the bill — from groups that often disagree. He said an amendment to Senate Bill 76 that would cut the amount that breweries and distilleries can sell as samples to customers opened up disagreements over the bill again. Bar owners pushed for the late change. “The reason we’re stopping this year is it’s late in the session; we’ve heard from hundreds and hundreds of people that appreciate the new model of breweries and distilleries,” he said. Micciche said he’ll continue to work on the legislation next year.  “We’re not giving up,” he said. “This has been a huge effort. And frankly, Title IV (the alcohol law code) is a mess. I mean, it’s a mess for industry, the public and the state. And we must complete the title rewrite. However, we’re not going to do it at the expense of one side of this industry.”The House Labor and Commerce Committee passed the change affecting breweries and distilleries last week. Share this story:last_img read more

Pharmalittle: New records show drug makers’ opioid push; Senate bill would cap Medicare drug price hikes

first_img @Pharmalot Rise and shine, everyone, the middle of the week is already here. And a hazy, muggy morning is unfolding here on the Pharmalot campus this morning, where the officials mascot is noisily snoozing and one of the short people is sleeping in. As for us, we are downing yet another needed cup of stimulation — candy cane is our latest experiment. Feel free to join us. As always, no prescription is required, which means no need to worry about rebates. And here are some tidbits to help you along. Have a wonderful day and keep in touch. …Newly unsealed documents in a landmark lawsuit show the pressure within drug makers to sell opioids in the face of numerous red flags during the height of the epidemic, the Washington Post reports. The exhibits shed new light on aspects of the epidemic that have come to symbolize the magnitude of the crisis. The release of the exhibits — sworn depositions of executives, internal corporate emails, and expert reports — also reveal the ignored concerns of some employees about the huge volume of pain pills streaming across the nation. [email protected] Alex Hogan/STAT GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Ed Silvermancenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included? By Ed Silverman July 24, 2019 Reprints Pharmalittle: New records show drug makers’ opioid push; Senate bill would cap Medicare drug price hikes STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags BiosimilarsCongressdrug pricinggovernment agenciesopioidspharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Pharmalot What is it?last_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: RGN Nurses for Primary Care in Tullamore and Portlaoise areas

first_img Previous articleBREAKING: Final set of stages times announced for Electric PicnicNext articleGardai launch appeal following ransacking of parochial house in Laois LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR RGN Nurses required for Primary Care in the Tullamore and Portlaoise areas.This is a great opportunity to develop new skills in local community nursing, with paid leave and annual bonuses.To ApplySend your CV and enquiries to [email protected] Please quote RGN/PCMidSEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday TAGSCommunicare HealthcareRGN Nurses JOB VACANCIES: RGN Nurses for Primary Care in Tullamore and Portlaoise areas Home Jobs JOB VACANCIES: RGN Nurses for Primary Care in Tullamore and Portlaoise areas Jobs WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th August 2019 Pinterest Twitter GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Facebook GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results last_img read more

Publicans seek to open six weeks earlier than currently scheduled

first_img Electric Picnic Previous articleFrom the Archive: Watch Laois’s 1986 National Football League final win over Monaghan – and the celebrations that followedNext articleBREAKING: 16 more deaths reported from Coronavirus in Ireland LaoisToday Reporter Home News Business Publicans seek to open six weeks earlier than currently scheduled NewsBusiness Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSCoronavirus Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebook News Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 4th May 2020 Publicans seek to open six weeks earlier than currently scheduled Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Two of the leading representative bodies for publicans are to meet Government officials to discuss opening pubs six weeks earlier than is currently planned.Under the Government road map for re-opening the country following the Coronavirus restrictions, pubs won’t be allowed to re-open until August.However, the Licenced Vintners Association and Vintners Federation of Ireland have proposed a plan to convince public health officials to re-open at the end of June at the same time as cafes and restaurants.According to RTE, the two bodies have written to the Government accepting an invitation to discuss the road map and its implications for pubs as a matter of urgency.The two organisations are proposing strict protocols for staff and customers to allow pubs to reopen.Among the proposals include:confining the number of people sitting at a table to sixtable service being a requirementno sitting, standing, payment or drinking allowed at the counterall customers to remain seatedno live music or DJoutdoor spaces used to enhance social distancingsafe use of toilet facilities, which may include limits on the numbers using toilets at any one timeLicenced Vintners Association chief executive Donal O’Keeffe said pub owners want to be treated the same as cafés and restaurants.“We fully respect the need to continue to protect the public health,” he said.“We have repeatedly proven this commitment, not least in the fact that our sector was the first to close across the country.“We also believe that if other venues who serve food and alcohol are allowed to reopen in Phase 3, then pubs should be granted the same opportunity to trade.”He said many pubs may choose not to reopen as it simply will not be financially viable under these conditions.“However, for those who want to trade, these measures will have the essential impact of protecting the health and wellbeing of staff and customers alike,” Mr O’Keeffe said.Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive of the VFI said: “We were pleased to see Minister Humphreys and Minister Harris commit to organising a meeting this week to discuss the reopening of pubs in line with restaurants and cafés.“We have now written to the Government to ensure this meeting happens at the earliest possible opportunity. What is clear is that the current roadmap plan isn’t tenable and will lead to confusion in the hospitality sector if it is not addressed.”SEE ALSO – From the Archives: Watch Laois’s 1986 National Football League success here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Rice surprised by Supreme Court decision

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Top court rules against national regulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Court paves the way for more co-operative regulatory model, proponents say Related news James Langton Keywords Securities regulations,  Passport model,  National securities regulatorCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators Top court rules against national regulator Rice, whose government opposed the federal initiative to create a national regulator, says that he came away from the Supreme Court hearing back in April feeling that the decision could go either way. So, while a decision against the federal government wasn’t entirely unexpected, he was surprised that the opinion was also unanimous. And, to that extent that the decision removes a possible threat to the work of the CSA and the provincial regulators generally, as the head of the ASC, Rice is certainly happy with the result. As head of the CSA he has to be more circumspect, as there are differences of opinion on the issue within the CSA, most notably in Ontario, which has long advocated the creation of a national regulator. The question now is where regulation goes from here. Alberta finance minister Ron Liepert hopes there will be a push for Ontario to join the passport system, which the other provinces have created as an alternative to a national regulator. And Rice would certainly be happy to see that happen. “Our wish would be that we all could be working from basically the same song sheet, and that would obviously mean having Ontario in line with the rest of us,” he says, adding that he recognizes the importance of the Ontario capital markets to the country, and the work of the Ontario Securities Commission on regulation. “I really hope that everyone would make a best effort, and give that effort a chance at fixing difficulties within the current system, rather than tearing the thing apart. It’s proven to be a good system,” he says. Yet, it appears that proponents of national regulation expect the federal effort to continue. While the decision unequivocally rejects the proposed federal legislation, it also suggests that there are some areas of legitimate national concern, such as systemic risk — and advocates for a national regulator point to those parts of the opinion as a possible way forward for the federal initiative, which means the debate over the creation of a national regulator may yet continue. “We don’t know whether it keeps the debate going or not, that will be for others to determine,” Rice says, adding that he wouldn’t expect there to be an opinion in a constitutional case that completely closes the door on the federal effort. “The essence of the decision is that this piece of legislation is not constitutional, and, as far as I’m concerned, that’s the issue that was on the table.” Moreover, Rice notes he’s not sure how creating a federal role out of the areas cited in the decision would work at a practical level. “We’ve never contemplated what role there would be for some body that somehow claims jurisdiction over systemic risk. I don’t read the judgment as saying the federal government has jurisdiction over that issue,” he says. In the meantime, the CSA next meets on Jan. 26-27 in Vancouver, and by then the regulators will have had a chance to digest the opinion and see where they go from here. Rice cautions that the regulators will first need to hear where their respective governments stand on the decision. And all eyes will be on Ontario to see the position it takes. “If the next bit of dialogue is ‘we still want to establish a national securities commission, but we’re going to do it a different way’ then we really haven’t gotten over the difficulties, and we’ll still be distracted,” he cautions. Canada’s top securities regulator, Bill Rice, chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators and the Alberta Securities Commission, admits that he was somewhat surprised by Thursday’s Supreme Court decision. Decision confirms current regulatory regime working well, provinces say read more

New international capital standard may have little impact on Canadian P&C insurers

first_img Related news OSFI invites comment on revisions to P&C capital framework “There is no question that we will see the emergence of a new international capital standard for internationally active life and P&C insurance companies,” he said.However, the new standard may not have much impact on Canadian firms, he added. “This new international standard is expected to be in place in 2020, but at this stage we do not expect it will affect capital requirements for the Canadian P&C insurance industry. The progress we have seen so far suggests it is unlikely to improve upon our own [minimum capital] requirements,” Zelmer said.Continued low interest rates are also likely to remain an issue for the financial sector, Zelmer said. “We know that the longer we live with very low interest rates, the more likely they will affect business decisions. Thus, our focus will be on making sure that your governance and risk management practices continue to be commensurate with your investment strategies,” he said.For P&C insurers specifically, technology, environmental, and social issues, will also pose ongoing challenges for the industry, Zelmer noted, and “… changes in catastrophe exposures arising from more extreme weather events, a cyber-related catastrophe, driverless cars, expanded flood coverage are all factors that will require you and OSFI to be vigilant,” he added.“As such, I expect that OSFI’s regulatory framework will continue to evolve as your industry evolves,” he said. New global capital standards likely won’t have much impact on the balance sheet of Canada’s property & casualty (P&C) insurers, a top regulator says.New global capital rules in the works for the insurance business are similar to the framework that’s already in place for large, global banks, noted Mark Zelmer, deputy superintendent at the federal regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), in his speech to a conference in Toronto on Wednesday. OSFI issues draft 2016 MCT guideline for P&C insurers Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img OFSI reviews impact of revised capital framework for P&C insurers James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Property and casualty insurance industryCompanies Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions last_img read more

Capital Group launches World Bond Fund

first_img Mackenzie launches emerging markets bond ETF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Los Angeles-based Capital Group has announced the launch of Capital Group World Bond Fund (Canada), a globally diversified fixed-income portfolio for Canadian investors. Leah Golob BMO Private Investment Counsel announces fund merger Related news Fidelity Investments launches fixed income ETFs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Bond funds The mutual fund aims to provide a “prudently managed” portfolio of bonds and other debt securities of global issuer and can become a good addition to equity portfolios, the firm says in a news release. “In this low interest rate environment, it’s tempting to reach for yield,” says Thomas Høgh, portfolio manager and the mutual fund’s principle investment officer, in a statement. “High-yielding bond strategies could be at risk of sharp price declines due to their high correlation to equity markets. We believe bonds should anchor a portfolio and behave like bonds. A prudently managed bond portfolio should provide income, capital preservation, inflation protection and diversification from equities.” Capital Group World Bond Fund (Canada) is designed to give exposure to global bond markets with different economic cycles, yields and currency valuations. This can add an extra layer of bond diversification. The mutual fund can invest in any country, currency, credit quality, coupon or maturity, including a mix of government, corporate and mortgage- and asset-backed bonds worldwide. The portfolio is offered by Toronto-based Capital International Asset Management (Canada) Inc., a subsidiary of Capital Group. The fund’s four portfolio managers are Mark Brett, David Daigle, Høgh and Rob Neithart. Photo copyright: gguy/123RF Ottawa considers issuing ultra-long bonds last_img read more

Site Works Commence on multi-million dollar Riverina Intermodal Freight Logistics Hub

first_imgSite Works Commence on multi-million dollar Riverina Intermodal Freight Logistics Hub Construction of the next stage of the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RIFL) hub is now under way, which will enable the 60-hectare Bomen Industrial Precinct in Wagga Wagga to export freight across Australia and the globe.Deputy Premier John Barilaro, NSW Nationals MLC Wes Fang and Wagga Wagga City Council Mayor Greg Conkey today visited the precinct for the official sod turn.Mr Barilaro said the development of the Bomen Industrial Precinct is fantastic news for the Riverina region, boosting the capacity to share our exports with the world.“This precinct will make Wagga Wagga a major player in domestic and international freight export, making the town even more attractive to local and international businesses,” Mr Barilaro said.“We are building a safer and stronger regional NSW and this $43.7 million investment from the NSW Government combined with significant investment from Wagga Wagga City Council and commercial partner Visy Logistics will create vital jobs in the Riverina.“This intermodal facility will be a world-class business hub servicing the region’s advanced manufacturing, recycling and renewables industries and help local businesses reap the benefits of the Inland Rail and Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct.”Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the RIFL hub, the Inland Rail and the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct will work hand in hand to fast-track access to national and international markets for regional businesses and products.“When completed, this hub will give regional businesses ready and cost-effective access to markets across Australia and around the world, and there’s never been a more important time as we recover from drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Toole said.“It’s also going to reduce the number of trucks moving through the Wagga Wagga central business district, giving local roads back to the local community.“The upgrade will provide the precinct with enabling infrastructure and a 4.9-kilometre master rail siding and container transfer terminal.“Preliminary site preparation work and earthwork activities are already under way, ahead of the construction of power, stormwater and sewerage connections to the industrial precinct and the laying of rail tracks and turnouts.”Mr Fang said the project will deliver incredible benefits to the Riverina, cementing its reputation as a manufacturing and freight hub.“This is a great example of how state and local governments can work together with industry to deliver projects that will benefit regional communities and economies in the Riverina for generations to come,” Mr Fang said.Cr Conkey said it was an exciting time for Wagga Wagga to finally see the start of site works on this ground-breaking investment in the city and its surrounds.“It has been 15 years in the making and it is an example of a genuine partnership between state and local government and industry,” Cr Conkey said.“The RIFL hub terminal will be the core for future growth and expansion in the Bomen Special Activation Precinct, generating up to 6,000 jobs in this region, and has the potential to drive the economic future of the city for decades.”Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2022. /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:advanced manufacturing, Australia, bushfires, community, Government, industry, infrastructure, Inland Rail, Investment, local council, Minister, NSW, recycling, stormwater, Transport, Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga City Councillast_img read more