Students march on Ottawa to press education demands

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe sound of drums echoed throughout downtown Ottawa Thursday.First Nation students were marching to demand the government come up with more money for education.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has the story.last_img

Ontario government needs to resolve health crisis at Aamjiwnaang First Nation Environment

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe Ontario government must do more to resolve a health crisis at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation near Sarnia, which is hit with millions of kilograms of air pollution from the nearby petro-chemical complex known as “chemical valley” says the province’s environment watchdog.“These people live with shelter-in-place advisories, where something happens and they’re supposed to grab their children, run into the house, lock up and stay there until they’re told,” said Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller as he released his annual report Tuesday. “That wouldn’t be acceptable anywhere else in Ontario.”Miller said it was “truly shameful” that a promised review of the cumulative effects of air pollution on Aamjiwnaang still wasn’t done after five years, something Murray promised to look into immediately.“I was not aware, quite frankly, of the details of this, and one of the first things on my desk this afternoon will be looking at what’s happening and getting my head around it,” Murray told reporters. “I was quite concerned, and if that was my family that’s not something I would find acceptable. We need to address it.”Miller also used his report to call for a ban on logging in Algonquin Park, the only one of the 339 provincial parks where timber harvesting is allowed, and said it could take up to a decade to make sure there are no job losses.“It’s important, I think, to state and make the commitment that we will move Algonquin Park to a true protected area status,” he said.Forestry Minister Bill Mauro issued a statement saying the province recently protected another 96,000 hectares of Algonquin from logging, and suggested he won’t ban commercial tree harvesting in the park, which employees about 2,800 people.“I am confident that the management plan amendment balances protection of Algonquin Provincial Park’s ecological and economic values,” said Mauro.The widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides by Ontario farmers, which has been linked to the deaths of bees, could have a “massive impact” on our ecological system said Miller.“All the science is not done, but everything that I have before me … suggests to me that this is the biggest threat to the structure and ecological integrity of the ecosystem that I have ever encountered in my life, bigger than DDT, ” he said.Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane was banned in Canada in 1972 because of environmental and safety concerns, and even Environment Minister Glen Murray admitted the neonicotinoid class of pesticides is “much more toxic” than DDT.“It is persistent in the environment and stays there for years. About 94 per cent of it doesn’t go into the plants, it goes into the soil,” said Murray.“It is impacting not just colonizing bees, but wild bees, birds, soil health as well as frogs and other invertebrate aquatic life.”Miller called bees the “canary in the coal mine” on neonicotinoids, and said the impact of the pesticides is “clearly more wide scale” in the ecosystem.“They’re affecting the food supply to our insect-eating birds, but we just don’t know the full magnitude of that, and one of the recommendations of this report is that the Ontario government do some effective monitoring of the soil, the water and the wild plants to see how big that impact is,” he said. “I’m very concerned.”It’s too late to stop farmers from planting seeds coated in neonicotinoids next spring, said Murray, but the government is looking at ways to mitigate the impact of the pesticides by 2016.“We have to have a corn crop next year and we have to have soy crops next year,” he said.The Ontario Beekeepers Association said the province lost 58 per cent of its hives last winter, and complained the government did not act on many previous warnings about neonicotinoids and should immediately outlaw the pesticides.“We need Ontarians to stand up and push the government to ban neonicotinoids, which are destroying the whole ecosystem,” said David Schuit of Saugeen Country Honey near Hanover. “We can’t sustain this. It’s going to put us out of business.”An emotional Schuit warned “we’re going to go hungry” if the government doesn’t take steps now to protect the environment, and the food chain, from neonicotinoids.Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said Premier Kathleen Wynne spent a lot of time talking about neonicotinoids, especially when she also served as agriculture minister, but the Liberal government has done nothing to address the problem.“The Green Party called for a ban on ‘neonics’ last spring so we could preplan for next spring’s planting season, but now they’re saying it’s too late again,” said Schreiner.last_img read more

UN envoy back in Cyprus to push for agreement before EU membership

Speaking at a press conference in Nicosia upon his return from a stop in Turkey, where he met with government officials as well as the leader of the ruling party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Alvaro de Soto said the timeline was tight for the two sides to settle the Cyprus problem, with only about six weeks left to see negotiations through to a successful conclusion.”As foreseen in the plan, the agreement of a comprehensive settlement, with all political issues resolved between the two leaders, all security issues between Greece and Turkey resolved, and all technical work completed, by 28 February, would allow just enough time for separate referenda to be prepared and conducted so as to enable the people to take an educated decision on 30 March,” he said. “If the results of the referenda were positive, a new state of affairs in Cyprus would come into being on 31 March.”That would allow just two weeks to put in place certain basic parts of the new institutions of the common state, and allow the EU to revise and approve the terms of the accession treaty to accommodate the new state of affairs in the manner foreseen in the plan, so that a reunited Cyprus could sign the Treaty of Accession on 16 April, Mr. de Soto said.”So by 16 April, the new state of affairs must be in place and up-and-running. If this is to be achieved, as we see it, an agreement is required by 28 February, since there must be time enough for the separate referenda in between,” he said.Mr. de Soto noted that the UN Security Council has “strongly backed” the Secretary-General’s decision to push ahead and try to achieve an agreement by 28 February on the basis of his revised proposal of 10 December. “The plan as it stands…reflects nearly a year of intensive consultations and negotiations, and stands on the shoulders of decades of talks before that,” he said.The Special Adviser also noted that the plan has been accepted by both leaders, and by Greece and Turkey, as a basis for negotiation. “The plan establishes an overall balance and provides the parameters which need to be respected if it is to serve as the basis for a negotiated settlement,” he said. “This means that the choice before the leaders and the people on each side is not between this plan and a substantially different one; the choice is between this plan, perhaps with balanced refinements here and there as needed, and no agreement at all.”After the press conference, Mr. de Soto went on to meet with the Greek Cypriot leader, Glafcos Clerides. He also set to meet with the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, later today. read more

Kobo introduces Mini and Glo ereaders Arc Android tablet

first_imgKobo has gone on the offensive today and bulked out its line-up of devices with three new entries. They consist of two new e-readers and a an Android tablet to sit alongside the existing Kobo Touch %displayPrice% at %seller% as the companies new flagship devices. Below is a summary of the new Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, and Kobo Arc tablet.Kobo MiniThe Kobo Mini is a standout e-reader due to its size, which makes it the smallest e-reader available to buy.It’s clear people like e-readers because they are lightweight, carry thousands of books, and battery life is counted in weeks and months. But one thing they are not is pocket-friendly. 6-inch devices are just too big to slide into a trouser pocket like you would a smartphone.Kobo attempts to solve that problem with the Mini by giving it a 5-inch touchscreen and a weight of just 134 grams. At the same time it still carries up to 1,000 ebooks and is available in black or white with three color variations (purple, ruby red, and teal) available using an interchangeable back panel.While it may seem a little small for anyone used to a Kindle, the pocket-friendly size may win a few people over, especially if they have long commutes to work on a crowded train. The $79.99 price point also puts it on a par with the base Kindle model and could make a good first e-reader for kids.Spec:800MHz processor5-inch E Ink display with 16 gray scale levels134 gramsWiFiMicro USB2 week battery life (WiFi turned off)2GB storage capacity7 fonts and 24 sizes available$79.99Kobo GloThe Kobo Glo’s main selling point is the inclusion of Comfortlight technology. The Glo is fitted with a front-light that is adjustable to allow for better viewing during the night and day if necessary. The light is evenly distributed across the entire screen due to the use of a micro-thin hard coating, which also helps keep the light soft and protects the screen.The touchscreen is 6-inches, sports a resolution of 1024 x 768, and is combined with 2GB of storage for storing up to 1,000 ebooks just like the Mini. However, a microSD card slot allows for expansion of up to 32GB on a single card.At $129.99 it’s $30 more expensive than the Kindle Touch, but then it does have a built-in light, something that will cost you $60 if you opt for the official Kindle lighted cover. Color choices include Black Night, Blue Moon, Pink Sunset, and Silver Star.Spec:1GHz processor6-inch E Ink display (1024 x 768) with 16 gray scale levels185 gramsWiFiMicro USB1 month battery life (WiFi & light turned off), or 55 hours with light on2GB storage capacity (32Gb more through micro SD)7 fonts and 24 sizes available$129.99Kobo ArcWith two new e-readers to take on Amazon’s Kindles, Kobo also decided to give the Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 Best Price at Amazon some competition, too. The Kobo Arc is that device and offers up a 7-inch (1280 x 800) display combined with 1GB of RAM, and 8 or 16GB of on board storage. At the heart of the device is a 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP 4470 processor.Kobo opted for Android 4.0 as an OS with full access to the Google Play store and enough performance from that dual-core chip to play any game you care to throw at it.At $199.99 for the 8GB model, and $249.99 for the 16GB model, it’s also on a par with the competition, at least until Amazon unveil the successor to the Kindle Fire later today. Color choices for the Arc mirror that of the Glo with Black Night, Blue Moon, Pink Sunset, and Silver Star available.Spec:1.5GHz dual-core processor7-inch 1280 x 800 LCD (215ppi)364 grams1GB RAMWiFi, WiFi DirectMicro USB8GB or 16GB storage capacityAndroid 4.010 hours battery life (WiFi turned off) and 2 weeks on standby1.3MP camera$199.99-$249.99You can pre-order the new Kobo devices from today, but they won’t be shipping until October. Kobo expects to have them available across the US, Canada, Asutralia, New Zealand, and selected countries in Europe.Read more at Kobolast_img read more

Sierra Leone and Australia worlds apart

first_imgFollowing a three day journey, missionary Father Themis Adamopoulos is back in his hometown of Melbourne to continue spreading the word about his work in Sierra Leone.In 10 years, his organisation, Paradise 4 Kids has certainly exceeded his expectations, now operating their own school and an orphanage in the country, with two more currently under construction, which will see the mission responsible for some 50 orphaned children by the end of October.“I didn’t expect such growth in such a small amount of time,” Fr Themis told Neos Kosmos.“Our achievements through our Lord Jesus Christ, because I have to give Him the honour for what has happened, is that we’ve been able to do things that are really quite remarkable.”It has undoubtably been a learning curve for the former rockstar turned missionary, who served eight years in Kenya prior to creating a base in Sierra Leone, a place where people along the way have been weary of his intentions.“Africans have to some degree been exploited by the whites and they have been exploited by colonialism, and there is some suspicion in what is your role coming here; why are you here, what are you trying to do? It takes time to establish your credentials as being someone who really just wants to help.” This has been achieved in Sierra Leone, he says, where the community is familiar with the church’s work, and knows that there is “no hidden agenda.”Raised in Melbourne’s west, Fr Themis returns Down Under most years, but the mission is never far from his mind, his travels more often than not coordinated to maximise his efforts in Sierra Leone, where he has bore witness to poverty like nowhere else in the world.“We are dealing with one of the poorest countries in the world,” he explains.“In Australia we think of poverty when we see someone in the street busking, or some guy who is a drug addict and sleeping in the street. While I feel really sorry for these people, and I even try to help them when I’m here, [there are] all types of opportunities for them. But I’m talking about people where there is no opportunity. Where the culture of poverty is so severe, you are basically born into a culture that provides you $2.00 a day to live on.”Unlike Australia, he says in Sierra Leone there is no social welfare benefit, nor any other form of support, resulting in 60 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. This is where the church comes in, taking up the role that governments are unable to play.“People know we are there to assist, so we get a lot of demands. The minute I come out of my room, I’m going to be bombarded with demands from morning to night. So I allocate certain hours of the day where I sit in my office and hear all those tales and woes, and determine who to help, how help, and how much is affordable,” Fr Themis explains.While their mainstay mission is to provide free education, they have expanded their services to employ some 80 people in varying roles from teachers, lecturers and nurses, to priests, gardeners and cleaners, provide scholarships to go to university, free medical care, and help people pay their rent, and put food on the table.Having called Sierra Leone home for the past decade, a country ranked 14 in the top 25 poorest countries, Fr Themis’ says his eyes have been opened to how the other half live.“We are living on a different planet in Australia,” he says.“The difference is night and day; there’s no comparison. When I come back here, one of the first things I do is go to the supermarket and just look at all the variety; it’s a mind-blower. Had I not gone overseas, I would not have realised that; the density of variety that we get. I just would have taken that for granted.”Set to take his fundraising efforts for those less fortunate, and children orphaned by Ebola to Sydney and Brisbane, he’s starting off in Melbourne with two dinners, the first on 9 September at his old stomping ground, the Greek Orthodox Community of Hobsons Bay and on 22 September at William Angliss Restaurant. There Fr Themis will be reunited with his friend and fellow band member of The Flies in the 1960s, singer and guitarist Ronnie Burns, who has offered to perform for free on the night.The missionary says he can’t thank the Orthodox community of Australia enough for their contributions over the years.“On behalf of these people [in Sierra Leone], who are ultimately the poorest people on this earth, truly, I say thank you to them,” he says.“I hope they can continue to assist with their work and their generosity. If they come to our functions they will see what has happened because of their generosity and I’m sure they’ll feel good about it.”Fr Themis.The following fundraising events are taking place for Paradise 4 Kids:· Dinner on Sunday 9 September at The Greek Orthodox Community of Hobsons Bay at 6.00 pm and Saturday 22 September at William Angliss Restaurant at 6.30 pm. To book seats, visit · Fellowship Lunch on Sunday 23 September at The Greek Orthodox Parish of Panagia Soumela right after the liturgy.· Afternoon tea on Sunday 30 September at Sts Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 3.00pm. Fr Themis will give a talk at Coburg Orthodox Church youth night on Tuesday 25 September at 7.30 pm where Ronnie Burns will also perform.For any enquiries call Jane Pallot on 0404 040 578 or Monique Mokdissi 0418 553 921. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Playstation Move Wand la nouvelle Wii

first_imgPlaystation Move Wand : la nouvelle Wii ?San Francisco, États-Unis – Sony a présenté mercredi son PlayStation Move Wand, un système de contrôle de mouvements. La marque espère ainsi concurrencer la populaire Nintendo Wii.L’appareil est une télécommande sans fil qui permettra de jouer en utilisant les mouvements du corps, détectés par une mini-caméra : l’Eye. Le rendu devrait donc être plus élaboré et précis que celui de la Wii, qui utilise pour sa part un capteur détectant les mouvement des manettes. “Nintendo a fait du beau travail en démocratisant les jeux sensibles aux mouvements”, a déclaré Peter Dille, vice-président de PlayStation Network. L’appareil serait disponible pour moins d’une centaine d’euros dans un pack comprenant un jeu, une manette et la mini-caméra. Le projet Natal, dont la sortie en France est prévue vers octobre, va certainement fortement concurrencer la nouvelle génération de consoles à détection de mouvements. La nouveauté signée Microsoft sera en effet dotée d’une technologie permettant de reconnaître les traits du visage et de capter les mouvements du corps sans pour cela avoir besoin de manette. Découvrez la vidéo de présentation du Playstation Move Wand : 11 mars 2010 à 18:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Nucléaire la majorité des Français favorables à une sortie progressive

first_imgNucléaire : la majorité des Français favorables à une sortie progressiveAlors que l’Allemagne a décidé de renoncer à l’énergie nucléaire, la majorité des Français souhaitent voir la France suivre l’exemple de leurs voisins. Un récent sondage révèle que plus de 60% des Français sont favorables à une sortie progressive du nucléaire. Une idée que le gouvernement rejette fermement.Alors que l’Allemagne vient d’adopter le projet visant à la sortie totale du nucléaire d’ici à 2022, Le Parisien publie une étude sur les Français et le nucléaire. Le pays est avec ses 58 réacteurs la seconde puissance nucléaire mondiale, et un sondage Ifop révèle que 62% des Français sont favorables une fermeture progressive des centrales sur 25 ou 30 ans. L’hostilité envers le nucléaire ne cesse de se renforcer ces dernières semaines dans l’hexagone. En avril dernier, rappelle le Parisien, seuls 51% des personnes interrogées se prononçaient en faveur d’une sortie progressive du nucléaire.À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéAlors que 22% des sondés s’y opposent aujourd’hui, et souhaitent voir le programme nucléaire se poursuivre en France, 15% des personnes interrogées souhaitent un arrêt non pas progressif, mais le plus rapide possible des centrales françaises. Pourtant, il est étonnant de constater que la majorité des sondés, 55%, affirment ne pas avoir peur des installations nucléaires françaises, tandis que 45% seulement se disent inquiets quant à la sûreté des centrales.Trois mois à peine après la catastrophe de Fukushima, l’énergie nucléaire agite le débat en France. Alors que le gouvernement rejette fermement la possibilité d’un renoncement au nucléaire, les écologistes font de cette sortie la condition sine qua non pour toute alliance avec un parti lors de l’élection présidentielle de 2012. Les socialistes sont quant à eux très divisés, et prudents sur la question.Le 6 juin 2011 à 18:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Frog Fractions 2 Will Let You Import Your Mass Effect 2 Save

first_img Browser game Frog Fractions is a surrealistic take on the edutainment genre that promises to teach you about fractions. It doesn’t do that, but it does let you attack and eat insects, activate a spaceship, run for president, and make bug porn. For that, it’s lauded as one of the weirdest games ever. But much ado was made about its sequel, which was a mystery to everyone for some time.The sequel was part of a long search that involved a bizarre alternate reality game (ARG) that eventually culminated in the game having been found hiding within another game, Glittermitten Grove. The game had been hidden in plain sight almost with parts in over 23 different games, including Firewatch, Crypt of the NecroDancer, The Magic Circle and more. With the riddle solved and the game out in the wild, it’s introducing its fair share of bizarre secrets, including the ability to import, weirdly enough, your Mass Effect 2 save.YOU CAN IMPORT A MASS EFFECT 2 SAVE IN FROG FRACTIONS 2 WHAT THE HELL LMAO— ♥ dogrunes ♥ (@dogrunes) December 27, 2016As reported by the Twitter user @dogrunes, the game will allow you to import your Mass Effect 2 save to solve a puzzle that for some reason asks you to do so. It will show your Mass Effect character’s name and whatnot, but there isn’t much more context given than that. Given how many secrets creator Jim Crawford has gone to so many lengths to keep, it’s no surprise that this is just one more weird thing to keep track of and keep players engaged even longer.If you’re interested in seeing what all this frog business is about, you should check out the original browser game that started it all here to take it in with all its surreal glory. Make sure you stick with it past its initial phase, though, because there’s a whole lot more to see beyond that. But don’t worry. You won’t regret it. I am now a Soda Drinker Pro proFrog Fractions 2 nears funding, Twinbeard releases Kickstarter Simulator… Stay on targetlast_img read more

TCI Ports Authority Board meet with Stakeholders

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 5, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Islands Ports Authority held its first Providenciales Stakeholders’ meeting for the year, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in the Conference Room, at the Ports Authority Office, South Dock, Providenciales. A similar stakeholders’ meeting is being planned for Grand Turk during February.  The TCI Ports Authority is committed to holding regular meetings with stakeholders.  The Board Chairman Mr. Devon Williams announced plans to introduce an annual meeting with Stakeholders – the inaugural meeting is to take place in March 2018.An overall summary of projects throughout the Port system was presented, and a wide range of issues relating to the shipping sector were discussed. The meeting was very successful and ended with a consensus between both groups to collaborate to address mutual concerns. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Caesars confirms Tony Rodio as new CEO

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm RelatedPosts Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced Tony Rodio as its new Chief Executive Officer.Rodio, currently CEO of Affinity Gaming, will transition to Caesars within the next 30 days, the company said in a Tuesday release. “Tony brings to Caesars a track record of operational excellence, proven leadership and deep industry knowledge and expertise,” said Caesars Chairman James Hunt.“Tony is a respected and highly accomplished executive who has successfully built and grown businesses in our industry throughout his career. We are confident that Tony has the vision and depth of operating experience to lead our talented senior management team as Caesars continues its long history of delighting our guests, fostering a welcoming and rewarding workplace for our team members and creating value for shareholders and other stakeholders.”The appointment of Rodio, who will replace outgoing boss Mark Frissora, is said to be at the behest of businessman Carl Icahn, who has aggressively acquired a 28.5% stake in Caesars since the start of the year. Icahn has also expressed a desire to either sell or merge the company as it looks to overcome significant debt.With that in mind, Caesars also announced on Tuesday the creation of a Transaction Committee “to oversee the company’s evaluation of ongoing efforts in creating additional shareholder value.”Although Caesars said that options included continuing to operate as an independent public company, it added that the decision to form the committee “follows inquiries from industry participants concerning possible transactions with Caesars.” Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive teamlast_img read more

Iranian Islamic art exhibition ends in Delhi

first_imgTo mark 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Iran, an exhibition brought Iranian handicrafts, calligraphy, pottery, metal works and photographs to Delhi. The three-day exhibition organised by Iran Cultural House was held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. It showcased specimens of key Iranian Islamic art oeuvre. The extensive show aimed to introduce traditional crafts of the country, and find common denominators with India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn view were works of Minakari or enamelling, which is the decoration of metal or tile with brilliantly-coloured glaze. The technique was invented by ancient Iranian craftspeople, and it then spread to other countries, including India.Many of the works had a intricately-designed blue glaze.’Sofalgari’ or unglazed baked earthenware – also called ‘biscuit pottery’ – was also on display at the exhibition. Examples of coppersmithery, called ‘megsari’, found space in the exhibition as well. ‘Samavars’, or metal utensils to boil tea in most PersianAhomes, could also be seen. Islamic art enthusiasts could also see ‘khatam kari’ work, which is a technique of incrustation, and ‘moaragh’ or wood inlaying. The exhibition closed on July 5, 2019.last_img read more

Meet the plastics of Broadways Mean Girls musical

first_imgWe have a new trio of Plastics at North Shore High School and they are so fetch.Mean Girls is officially hitting Broadway on Sunday, 8 April at the August Wilson Theater. Previews begin 12 March with American Express presale starting 10 September. The general public can snag tickets, appropriately, on 3 October.Prior to Broadway, the show will play in Washington, DC at the National Theater from 31 October to 3 December. This is typical for Broadway-bound shows. The sensation Hamilton ran at the Public Theater before arriving at the Richard Rodgers.Perhaps even more exciting: we finally know who our new Plastics are.Meet Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, and Ashley Park  as Gretchen Wieners. TwitterThe new plastics in the Mean Girls musical Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert played the original Plastics in the movie.Tina Fey, who wrote the film and is co-writing the musical, praised the new trio.‘It’s similar to the experience I had with the movie, where you watch someone like Rachel McAdams and you think, “Oh, she made this. She’s such a great talent that she’s actually making this more than is on the page,”‘ she told Entertainment Weekly. ‘When you have great actors, like we do now with these young women, they bring more to it than you even imagined.’Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson and Paramount Pictures are behind the production.This is far from the first musical based on a popular movie.Most recently, Groundhog Day received several Tony Award nominations earlier this year. There’s also been all of Disney’s musicals, The Bodyguard, and many more.However, this particular show will likely be more similar to Legally Blonde: The Musical, which surprised people with its wit, catchy songs, and fleshed out story.Four for you, Mean Girls musical, you go Mean Girls musical!Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- I spent an evening with webcomic artist Sophie Labelle and learned a lotGay Catholic musical Bare: A Pop Opera is getting a film adaptation11 LGBTI shows to see on Broadway and West End this fallRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Bharat Box Office Collection Day 1 Salman Khan and Katrina Kaifs Film

first_img bharatbharat 2019bharat advance bookingBharat box office First Published: June 5, 2019, 7:33 PM IST After much anticipation, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif-starrer Bharat has released in cinemas today, on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The buzz that was created by Salman’s various looks in the film, coupled with his chemistry with co-star Katrina Kaif, translated into a frenzy that seems unstoppable at the box office.Read: Bharat Movie Review: It Exists Only to Add to Legend of Salman Khan as Selfless Provider There were videos circulating on social media, from inside of the theaters, that show fans applauding and whistling to Salman’s entry in the film and them some show audiences matching steps with Salman and Disha Patani’s Slow Motion. All in all, fan reviews and opinions suggest that Bharat is a wholesome entertainer, a Salman stronghold that is expected to reign supreme over other releases.Read: Will Bharat Establish Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif’s Supremacy Over Box Office?Giving a screen count of Bharat’s release, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh informed readers that the period drama film has opened in 6000 plus screens in India and abroad. In that, 4700 plus screens are in India and the rest 1300 are in places like Middle East, Australia, Germany, among others. In another tweet, Taran wrote that the film is releasing in 70-plus countries overseas. #Bharat screen count…India: 4700Overseas: 1300+Worldwide total: 6000+ screens⭐️ #Bharat has released at 43 locations [60 screens] in #Germany. One of the biggest releases ever [#Hindi]. #BharatThisEid— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 5, 2019#Xclusiv info on #Bharat…⭐️ Biggest ever release in #UAE – #GCC [121 locations] and #Australia [75+ locations].⭐️ First Salman Khan film to have day-and-date release in #SaudiArabia.⭐️ Will release across 70 countries #Overseas [in more than 1300 screens].#BharatThisEid— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 4, 2019Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel wrote in his tweet, earlier in the day that Bharat Bharat is all set for great opening on day one. He further added that the film has recorded a 60-65 percent booking for early morning shows.#Bharat off to a BUMPER start at the box office across India. Film opened with 60-65% occupancy in early morning shows. Advance booking for today is HUGE, all set for record breaking EID opening.— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) June 5, 2019Keeping these details in mind, Bharat may strike gold on day one if it earns anywhere near 35-38 cr. Salman 2016 Eid release Sultan registered a quite higher occupancy of 70-75% in the morning shows and raked in 36.59 cr on day one (figure via Box Office India).In 2017, Salman’s Tiger Zinda Hai struck a 34.12 crores opening, while 2018 Race 3 earned 27.69 cr on day one (figures via Box Office India). Going by the history and Salman’s stardom tied with the festival season, it seems plausible to bet on Bharat collecting 35-38 cr on day one.Read: Kapil Sharma Puts Feud Rumours To Rest With This Heartfelt Post For Sunil Grover and Bharat TeamFor Bharat, Salman is collaborating with Atul Agnihotri, who also produced the megastar’s hit action film Bodyguard in 2011. So in a way, Bharat is a blend of handpicked, hit ingredients and is anticipated to out do expectations at the box office while delivering wholesome entertainment, coupled with national values. Watch our review: Follow @News18Movies for more last_img read more