LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook The students at Degrassi Community School are about to get shaken up with news that probably sounds very familiar.In the newest season of Degrassi: Next Class — debuting Monday at 10 p.m. on Family Channel — Belgium is rocked by a terror attack. Within days, student Goldi has her hijab ripped from her head while walking home.Meanwhile, T-shirts in solidarity with Belgium pop up around the school. Saad, a Syrian refugee, tries to explain why he doesn’t feel comfortable putting one on. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement “When I read the script, a lot of these things were just right on the news,” says Soma Bhatia, 19, who plays Goldi. “I’d wake up in the morning before I’d go to set and I would see it there.”Bhatia says it can be helpful to show audiences what it looks like for people to cope with difficult situations instead of turning away from them.READ MORE Twitter
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Louis ChoquetteGeorge MihalkaJacob Tierney Jem GarrardDaniel RoherJeff Woolnough Louise ArchambaultSturla GunnarssonHelen Shaver Norma BaileyJ.J. JohnsonJohn Smith Gerry DeeKim NguyenClement Virgo Lara AzzopardiGrant HarveyMina Shum Dean BennettEleanore LindoTim Southam Ken GirottiKen Scott Twitter Yannick BissonPeter LynchLynne Stopkewich Jordan CanningMichael McGowanRT! Paolo BarzmanJeremy LalondeWarren Sonoda Login/Register With: Roger AvaryGail HarveyAlbert Shin Director XBruce PittmanPeter Wellington Advertisement Michael ClattenburgApril MullenIngrid Veninger Jim DonovanJeremy PodeswaAnne Wheeler Caroline ChristiesAdrienne MitchellJonathan Torrens Atom Egoyan C.C.Sarah Polley C.C.Charles Wilkinson Jennifer BaichwalMars HorodyskiKari Skogland As artists and creators, we write to you today regarding the CRTC’s Group Licence Renewals handed down on May 15th. In the last two months, nearly twenty-thousand Canadians – citizens, businesses, guilds and associations – have spoken out against these rulings and have petitioned you for redress. Now, we, too, are calling on you to act.The shockwave from these ill-conceived decisions has rippled across the film & television industry: The CRTC’s English-language rulings will strip as much as $911 million in broadcaster investment from independently-produced scripted programming over the next five years and sap $1.15 billion from our GDP. These changes will mean 704 fewer hours of the high-quality Canadian programming and eliminate, rather than create, nearly four thousand middle-class jobs. In the wake of the French-language decisions, three original dramatic series have already been cancelled in Quebec. Across Canada, young, emerging and diverse creators are already seeing many of their best opportunities squelched with the end of MuchFACT, Bravo!FACT and vidéoclip financing.But the impact of these decisions runs far deeper than short-term production budgets.The CRTC’s May 15th rulings were made under the Commission Chair, Jean-Pierre Blais, appointed by the previous government. In his tenure at the CRTC, M. Blais pursued a controversial agenda to say the least. He attacked many of the pillars of support for Canadian broadcasting – weakening or eliminating requirements to hire Canadian talent and air Canadian programming. M. Blais defended these decisions, arguing that what mattered in an age of global competition and on-demand services was “the amount of money invested… to produce compelling content that can compete on the world stage.”Then, on his way out the door, M. Blais, despite assurances that funding would be maintained, slashed the amount of money broadcasters are required to invest in creating compelling, innovative content, including documentaries, scripted drama and children’s programs, that can compete on the world stage.Worse yet, in his farewell address to the industry, at the World Media Festival in Banff, Alberta, M. Blais framed slashing broadcaster financing as just the latest step in an agenda that can only be described as both radical and ideological.“Thinking in government and indeed in [the] industry—in this room—is still flawed. It’s focused all too much on… the status quo as an operating principle.” He went on: “That’s not the future. Broadband is. Apps are. Quotas, tax credits and the way we all did business 20 years ago are not. They’re anachronisms.”Eliminating film & television tax cuts? Let’s be clear, what’s being proposed here is nothing short of dismantling an entire industry, along with the $2.9 billion and 140,000 good, middle-class jobs it generates each year.Your government now has an opportunity to reject this approach, send this decision back to the CRTC and chart a new course for Canada’s creative sector.This is a moment of both profound potential and change for our industry. We’ve cultivated top talent and we create content that is seen around the world. As Canadians, we want – and our talent demands – access to international markets and competitive financing for our productions. We want to tell our stories both at home and abroad. But what’s the point if we don’t own the productions, and we’re not telling our own stories?As Canadians, we need to modernize broadcasting and telecommunications systems to bring them into the 21st century – not tear our industry apart at a time when Canadians are producing more high-quality content than ever.The Federal Government, and Cabinet, has provided laudable support for the arts. Our Minister of Heritage has spoken often and eloquently of your Government’s commitment to a creator centric cultural policy. But that positive message is at odds with the very real consequences if these decisions are allowed to stand. Support for the cultural sector must include support for the most significant and widely seen segment of the sector – film & television.As artists, creators and Canadians, we urge you to extend your support for culture & the arts and send back these decisions for reconsideration.Sincerely,The undersigned Mairzee AlmasDaniel GrouRon E. Scott Facebook Stephen CampanelliLiz MarshallBruce Sweeney David Cronenberg C.C.Vincenzo NataliDenis Villeneuve Simon BarryMichael KennedyJonathan Sobol John FawcettJason PriestleyDawn Wilkinson Kevan FunkPeter RaymontMartin Wood The Directors of Guild of Canada sent the following letter to the Federal Cabinet urging them to order the CRTC to revisit their May 15th licencing rulings that will slash production of Canadian film & television by $900 million over the next five years. The deadline to send these decisions back for reconsideration is Monday, August 14th.Sign the official House of Commons petition to reversethis deeply damaging CRTC rulingDear Ministers: Tracey DeerGordon Pinsent C.C.Wiebke Von Carolsfeld Jerry CiccorittiNathan MorlandoJean-Marc Vallée O.C. Cory BowlesJames MarshallSudz Sutherland Advertisement Advertisement Stuart GillardPatricia Rozema Yung ChangDeepa Mehta O.C.Rachel Talalay read more
Advertisement Facebook “I really just think it is about remembering who you are and not to go crazy with it and fall for all the superficial stuff,” said Wolfhard, who still goes to school in Vancouver.“I think that if you are worried about how many Instagram followers you have, and how much money you are going to get on your next job then you’ve got to re-evaluate your career because that’s not what acting is about.READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Photography by Collier Schorr Advertisement Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard is well aware that the pitfalls are plentiful for a young actor.After all, the stories of teen stars getting tripped up by the trappings of fame are as plentiful as Friends reruns.The 14-year-old Vancouver kid, though, has a pretty solid plan when it comes to avoiding joining that particular Hollywood club. Login/Register With: Twitter
Catherine O’Hara Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: That said, if you haven’t seen Schitt’s Creek, there’s never been a better time to start watching. On February 25, O’Hara will join stars Eugene and Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid at the Sony Centre for Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal, where they’ll talk about everything from the production process to behind-the-scenes stories.The latter should be plentiful: the fifth season premieres on CBC on January 8, and will only add another layer to the story of Johnny (Eugene Levy), Moira Rose (O’Hara) and their kids, David and Alexis (Dan and Murphy) as they attempt to get their lives back together in the eponymous small town after losing their family fortune at the hands of their business manager. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement SCHITT’S CREEK (Eugene Levy and Dan Levy). Season five premieres January 8 on CBC at 9 pm and streams on CBC Gem. SCHITT’S CREEK: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL at Sony Centre (1 Front East), February 25. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $50-$135. ticketmaster.ca.Six days before Christmas, I hopped on the phone and spoke to Catherine O’Hara about appetizers. Specifically, we spoke about the fact that my choice to serve them in lieu of a proper Christmas dinner would likely prove to be more difficult than just making a bird – and O’Hara would know because she planned to host 22 people for the holiday, and over the course of her life has learned how to delegate kitchen duties, read recipes and enjoy cooking.Which is something I could’ve spoken to her about for hours. But of course, I could’ve talked to her about anything for hours: O’Hara is a comedy and acting legend, whose work on SCTV, Home Alone, Best In Show, and Schitt’s Creek has earned her accolades from fans and peers – as well as the Order of Canada. Twitter read more
APTN National NewsAs the government moves people in the Lesser Slave Lake area back home from emergency shelters, some evacuees are finally finding out what happened to all they left behind.Others have begun to question the way the province delivered relief to First Nations communities.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.
APTN National NewsAn exhibit on Prince Edward Island is giving people a greater appreciation of Mi’kmaq heritage and culture.The exhibit is years in the making and takes a hands-on approach to education.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has the story.
Shaneen Robinson APTN National NewsFire authorities in Fort McMcMurray, Alta., say that over 80 percent of the city was saved from the flames that have left 88,000 people homeless.On Sunday, a wildfire ripped through the oil centre of Alta., and surrounding communities, including First Nations, forcing a frantic evacuation.Now people are learning to cope until they’re allowed to go home.Here is Shaneen’s story from Sunday with evacuees who are wondering what comes next. firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber BernardAPTN NewsA respected elder and sports lover was recognized by the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sports community.Alex Nelson received the prestigious William Andrew Cecil Bennett email@example.com@aptnnews
APTN NewsThe Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they have requested an extradition order for a man in Texas for the abuse of several boys at a number of boarding homes in Sioux Lookout, Ont.Jack Wicksey, 65, of Los Fresno, Texas, has been charged with nine counts of sexual assault of boys under the age of 16, and nine counts of sexual exploitation according to an OPP release sent out Friday.The release says the charges come as a result of an investigation of allegations of historical sexual abuse in Sioux Lookout between 1989 and 1991. OPP said seven adult males came forward with the allegations.Wicksey was arrested in Texas earlier this month by U.S. Marshalls.According to the Brownsville Herald, Wicksey appeared before a judge on June 12, 2018, for an extradition hearing.Wicksey worked as a house councillor for the Pelican Falls Centre boarding firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnnews
Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsIt’s been over a month since the body of 29 year old Shawnee Inyallie was discovered in Delta, B.C. near the Fraser River.But her family is still searching for answers.Patrick Pete never gave up hope while looking for his missing sister.For almost four months, Pete and his family organized searches and handed out posters.“The searches, they helped keep hope alive,” he said. “If we didn’t find her then we had hope that we would be able to find her somewhere alive and well.”Inyallie was homeless, but regularly returned to her hometown in Chawathil First Nation in Hope, B.C., to visit family.She was last seen on July 17 in a homeless camp in Delta, B.C.Hunters discovered her body in a marsh by the Fraser River on Nov. 4.“Not knowing where she was, what she was doing, how she was, and now that we know, it all hurts,” he said. “One of the hardest things was at work I had to pull down the posters and it just brought a big realization that all of the searches didn’t bring up anything.“Now there isn’t anything.”In late November Pete received a worrisome phone call from the RCMP detachment in Hope.At the time he had been trying to contact the investigating officer without any luck.“Everything came together real weird because we had been trying to get in contact with the RCMP for almost a month,” he said. “And then out of nowhere they were in for an urgent meeting and I kind of had a feeling.“We had to push them extra hard for them to give anything back to us and I don’t really think it should have been like that.”Pete said he’s frustrated.“When I’d go to the homeless camps or if I was putting up posters, the people that weren’t homeless they were always in a hurry, they didn’t stop to help, they wouldn’t look at the posters. It was the homeless people that showed the most compassion.“Everybody has to realize that it doesn’t matter if someone is homeless, if they are a drug addict, an alcoholic, they are somebody’s people. She was our sister, she was missing.”Although the search for Shawnee is over, her family is now searching for answers.“They said there was no foul play, but we are waiting on the toxicology report. It’s hard to get passed thinking that she could have done this to herself, or it was an accident.”It leaves me confused as to what happened to her.”Results of the toxicology report are expected to take three to six email@example.com@lauriehamelin read more
Priscilla WolfAPTN NewsTony Cote was known for a lot of things.But his enduring legacy will be helping youth through sport by starting the Saskatchewan First Nations summer and winter games in 1974.The former chief of Cote First Nation died July 31 at 84 years of age.The sporting event is now called the Tony Cote First Nations Summer/Winter Games in his firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTREAL – WSP Global Inc. says its third-quarter profit climbed compared with a year ago as revenue also improved.The engineering firm (TSX:WSP) says it earned $72.6 million or 71 cents per share for the quarter, up from $62.9 million or 63 cents per share a year ago.Revenue totalled $1.64 billion, up from $1.55 billion in the same quarter last year.The financial results came as WSP works to grow its business around the world.The company announced last week it has a deal to acquire Consultoria Colombiana S.A., a 1,000-employee consulting firm based in Colombia, that will expand the Canadian firm’s presence in Latin America.The deal follows an agreement earlier this year to acquire Opus International Consultants Ltd. in New Zealand.
CALGARY – A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on bringing beer from Quebec into New Brunswick has implications for the trade war between Alberta and B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, experts said Thursday.The court seemed to be addressing the issue in its decision when it noted that while some trade barriers can be allowed in some circumstances, those designed to punish another province or to protect a local industry would not be permissible, they said.The decision protects provincial liquor monopolies by finding that New Brunswick had the right to fine Gerard Comeau for buying alcohol in Quebec and transporting it over the border, said Howard Anglin, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation.But the part of its decision that talks about punitive trade barriers could likely be interpreted to apply to Alberta’s recent threat to restrict oil and fuel shipments to B.C. and its previous short-lived restriction on buying B.C. wine, he said, both designed to pressure B.C. into dropping its opposition to the pipeline.“It certainly would limit the short-lived wine ban that Alberta instituted,” said Anglin. “It could potentially limit its ability to restrict the flow of oil. It’s certainly possible.”Language in the decision suggests the court was thinking about the Trans Mountain dispute, said Shea Coulson, a lawyer who represented five B.C. wineries as interveners in the Comeau case.“I think the judgement goes directly to those sorts of issues,” he said in an interview. “And they’re probably unconstitutional. That’s my view.”But Trevor Tombe, an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, disagreed.“The language in the ruling is quite broad and if there’s some other public policy objective that a provincial government has in mind and restricting trade is really just an incidental outcome, then it’s OK,” he said.He pointed out Alberta didn’t put a tariff on or prohibit imports of B.C. wine, it simply told the provincial monopoly buyer to stop buying. In the case of limiting exports of refined fuel to B.C., he said, the government could argue it is simply pursuing a policy of enhancing value by relieving a glut of unprocessed oil from the oilsands for the good of its citizens.He said the ruling is quite clear, however, in prohibiting a direct tariff on Alberta imports of B.C. products, as has been suggested by some observers of the dispute.Coulson said the Supreme Court’s interpretation has implications for many trade laws, including those that permit direct shipping of wine to consumers in Ontario but not in B.C.Anglin agreed, noting the decision implies that it will be acceptable to ban importation of recreational marijuana from other provinces when it becomes legal later this year.“If the province can justify restricting the importation of marijuana from another province on a provincial ground like health or safety, it seems like they will be able to,” he said.Representatives from the beer, wine and restaurant industries said Thursday they were disappointed but not surprised by the ruling.They said their hopes now rest on a report expected this summer from the alcoholic beverages working group struck under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement signed last year by federal, provincial and territorial governments.“We’re disappointed in the decision because it means our customers will not have access to some of the unique products that they now crave,” said Luc Erjavec, Atlantic vice-president for Restaurants Canada.“Every province across this country brews incredible craft beers, might have incredible wines, craft distilleries and there’s no way a liquor monopoly in a province can carry all of the brands.”With a file from Beth Leighton in Vancouver.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more
HALIFAX – Shares in DHX Media Ltd. plunged 33 per cent to their lowest close in more than six years on Thursday after the entertainment company provided a weaker-than-expected preview of its fourth-quarter results.The Halifax-based company’s shares closed at $1.13, down 56 cents from the previous close and the lowest since Aug. 16, 2012, when they ended the day at $1.07.The Thursday stock drop came after DHX said it expected its fourth-quarter revenue to total $99 million and anticipated losses for the fourth quarter and full year when it reports its results on Sept. 25.The company, which creates and distributes animated and live programming for Canadian and international audiences, said the quarter will include $12-million in write-downs of investment in content and intangible assets.The 2017-18 financial year has been billed as a transitional year for DHX Media, which borrowed heavily to acquire an 80 per cent interest in the Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake animation franchises last year for US$345 million.Michael Donovan, executive chair and CEO of DHX Media, said in a statement that the company has taken “significant corrective actions” that aren’t yet reflected in its reported results.After the year end, DHX used net proceeds from a sale of nearly half its 80 per cent share in Peanuts to Sony for US$161.3 million to repay a portion of its outstanding debt.For the 2018 financial year ended June 30, DHX said its operating activities generated $37.4 million of cash, before $24.4 million of acquisition and related financing costs.DHX says it expects the fourth-quarter net loss will be in a range of $18 million to $20 million, and a full-year net loss of between $6 million and $8 million.Analysts had estimated a $6.4-million profit for the quarter and a $14-million profit for the year, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.They also estimated it would have $126.8 million of revenue for the three months ended June 30.Companies in this story: (TSX:DHX) read more
GATINEAU, Qc – Government-ordered hearings into complaints about Canada’s largest telecommunications providers got underway Monday with an industry-funded ombudsman saying his group has limited insight into problem sales practices.The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-Television Services — a private-sector body — has found the biggest problem is a “mismatch” between what customers expect and what they actually get, CCTS commissioner Howard Maker said.But the data collected by the CCTS reveals just the “tip of the iceberg without revealing what may be happening more broadly,” Maker told a federal regulatory inquiry into allegations of misleading and aggressive sales practices.“We know there’s a lot that’s under the water line that we don’t have access to — to see and to comment on.”Maker’s comments were to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, the industry’s regulator, which has been ordered by the federal government to look into allegations of misbehaviour by sales representatives.“If, at the end of this proceeding, the record were to show that the misleading and aggressive practices are common, it would be a serious concern for us,” CRTC chairman Ian Scott said in opening the first of five days of public hearings.The CRTC has been ordered to provide a report to cabinet by the end of February.Maker said that it’s often difficult for the CCTS to deal with complaints — particularly with door-to-door sales and transactions at some retail stores — because of a lack of documentation about what was promised or agreed upon.“We’re left to put the pieces back together when the customer says this is not what (was) bargained for,” Maker said.He suggested the providers be required to determine if a product or service is “suitable” — as financial services companies are required to check and document by “know your client” legislation and regulations.In telecommunications, suitability could be determined by asking what a customer wants to do with the product or service as part of the sale process and providing documentation, he said.“I think the exchange of information like that is absolutely critical to making sure people get what they want at the price point they’re looking for. So, certainly, that would be an exercise that would be required as part of a suitability analysis.”The minister responsible for telecommunications, Navdeep Bains, ordered the hearings in June after a series of investigative reports by the CBC, complaints by consumers and calls for an inquiry by consumer advocacy groups.In the run-up to the hearings, the CRTC collected more than 1,000 comments from individual Canadians through a variety of methods and received scores of documents from companies that defended their policies and overall record.— by David Paddon in Toronto read more
CHICAGO — Hundreds of teachers have gone on strike at a Chicago charter school network, leading to cancelled classes for about 7,500 students.The strike at Chicago’s Acero charter schools began Tuesday morning at the 15 schools, which are privately run but funded by taxpayer money.The some 500 teachers at the predominantly Latino schools are represented by the Chicago Teachers Union. Union leaders say issues include class sizes, an increase in special education staff, pay increases and guaranteed protections for students and families living in the country without legal permission.Acero CEO Richard Rodriguez blames the strike on an “anti-charter political agenda.” He says students are being put through a strike for no good reason.The Associated Press
“Active transportation is good for our health, environment and communities. For years, people have been asking for better, more healthy options to get around. We’ve listened, and we’re taking new steps to help people move, commute and connect more easily and safely.”This strategy was developed after a provincewide consultation where residents provided feedback on ways the Province can support communities to improve active transportation.For more information on this new CleanBC strategy, you can visit cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/active. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation and CleanBC is setting a new strategy across the Province to boost safe and accessible active transportation.According to the Government, as part of the CleanBC plan, this new strategy – Move, Commute, Connect – aims to provide a cleaner, more active transportation, connecting British Columbians to where they need to go.Minister of Transportation, Claire Trevena, says residents have been asking for healthier ways of commuting and this new strategy will help provide those options. read more
Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday. After arriving in the coastal state, Modi reached the Kala Academy in Panaji where he paid his last respect to the 63-year-old senior leader. He met Parrikar’s family members and offered his condolences to them. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman also met Parrikar’s family members. Earlier in New Delhi, a Union Cabinet meeting was convened to condole the demise of Parrikar, following which Modi left for Goa. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day BJP president Amit Shah will also be in the coastal state to take part in the funeral procession of the late leader, the party said. The chief minister’s body has been kept at the Kala Academy to allow the public pay their tributes. Earlier in the morning, his mortal remains were kept the BJP office in Panaji, located around three km from the Kala Bhawan, for the party leaders and workers to pay their last respects. Parrikar, a four-time chief minister, died at his private residence Sunday evening after battling the pancreatic ailment since February last year. The IIT graduate represented Panaji Assembly seat in the state for over two decades. Parrikar’s final journey will begin after 4 pm. His last rites will be performed at 5 pm at the Miramar beach here, next to the memorial of Goa’s first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar, who was also cremated there. Parrikar would be accorded a state funeral with full military honours, according to the home ministry. The central government has announced national mourning on Monday. read more
Addis Ababa: The pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 that crashed on March 10, killing all 189 people on board, used a flight simulator to learn how to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, the flag carrier told CNN.This was the second disaster involving a new 737 Max 8 plane in the span of five months when in a Lion Air flight plunged into the Java Sea last October, killing 157 persons.The crashes have led to aviation authorities around the world to ground the 737 Max. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USEthiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN on Saturday that the simulator the pilots trained on cannot replicate the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a new automated feature on the 737 Max 8 planes that crash investigators are scrutinising.”As far as the training is concerned, we’ve gone according to the Boeing recommendation and FAA-approved one. We are not expected to speculate or to imagine something that doesn’t exist at all,” GebreMariam said, rejecting previous media reports that the pilots did not train to fly the new model of jet on a simulator. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe airline said the simulator had been up and running since January.GebreMariam said he learned about the MCAS system after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness directive following the Lion Air crash.Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were required only to undertake a short computer-based training programme prescribed by Boeing and approved by the FAA, GebreMariam said.On Friday, CNN said in a report that pilots from Southwest Airlines and American Airlines took courses lasting between 56 minutes and three hours when moving between the two Boeing models. Pilots’ union spokesmen for Southwest and American said the self-administered course, which one pilot told CNN he took on his iPad, highlighted the differences between the Max 8 and older 737s, but did not explain the MCAS feature.In the wake of the fatal crashes, some pilots are demanding additional training on the 737 Max series aircraft, in the form of both ground school and flight simulator time.GebreMariam told CNN that Ethiopian Airlines has not yet decided whether to cancel the rest of its Max 8 order, but he acknowledged it was still an option.He added that it was still waiting for Boeing to come up with a software upgrade for the 737 Max.”We will have to wait and see the correction that is being worked out by Boeing and we will have to convince ourselves,” GebreMariam said, adding: “And I think the entire world has to convince itself before we put this airplane back to air.” read more
NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the manifesto of Congress party is a big deception with the people of Delhi as it doesn’t talk about full statehood issue. He tweeted, “The manifesto of Congress is a big deception with the people of Delhi.Congress has been promising to Delhi people for the last 20 years that it will give Delhi the status of full statehood. Why has it refused this time? How can anybody believe that Congress will fulfil all the promises?” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe Congress who has released it’s a manifesto on Tuesday for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections has promised full statehood for Puducherry. The AAP has decided to fight the election on the issue of the granting full-statehood to Delhi. The party has also reached out to other opposition parties like Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool, Chandrababu Naidu led TDP among others. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal earlier said that all these opposition parties would support the demand of the full-statehood to Delhi. Meanwhile, some months back when the Congress government of Puducherry was in dharna against LG Kiran Bedi the AAP stood in solidarity with the government. read more