Lights, camera, action for South-West CinefestOZ festival funding

first_imgLights, camera, action for South-West CinefestOZ festival funding Funding support for 2021 CinefestOZ Film FestivalEvent has potential to bring more than 2,000 visitors to the South-West regionSupported by the McGowan Government, through Tourism WA’s Regional Events ProgramMore than 2,000 visitors are expected to join the excitement of the 2021 CinefestOZ Film Festival when it kicks off in the South-West from August 25 to 29.The event has received State Government funding, through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program.The annual five-day festival showcases mainly Australian films and is held in the State’s South‑West each August.This event, now in its 14th year, has grown significantly since it was first held in 2008, with this year’s festival potentially injecting $2 million into the local economy through visitor spend.As well as promoting the Australian and Western Australian film industry, the festival’s program helps highlight the South-West region and boost tourism during a traditionally quieter time of year.The festival has more than 200 free and ticketed screen-related events in about 40 locations including local wineries, galleries, cinemas and small bars. The dedicated schools program ‘Cinesnaps’ inspires local students to develop an appreciation for the filmmaking process, while the Indigenous film program ‘IndigifestOZ’ supports and promotes Aboriginal filmmakers with the opportunity for the audience to gain insight from filmmakers.The CinefestOZ Film Prize is also Australia’s richest film prize of $100,000. A jury of prominent Australian film guests award the film prize each year to an Australian feature film displaying excellence in the craft of filmmaking. CinefestOZ brings together diverse people in film and related industries, providing an environment to spark future screen initiatives for the State, such as the seven films made in the region in the past five years, with more in development.  The CinefestOZ Film Festival took out gold in the Festival and Events category of the 2018 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards and silver at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.The funding honours an election commitment from the McGowan Government, with $100 million also committed for a new WA Film Studio and production facility in Fremantle and $20 million committed to a Screen Production Attraction Fund to strengthen and develop the local film industry.In 2020, the Government also announced $16 million for a WA Screen Fund to encourage film production in the State’s regions.As stated by Tourism Minister David Templeman:“The CinefestOZ Film Festival is expected to attract thousands of people to our popular South‑West region which is welcome news for the area’s tourism industry during the cooler months.  “There is no question that Western Australia offers filmmakers an array of unique and stunning landscapes as well as an enviable host of local talent. This celebration shines a light on our WA film industry, with local productions playing an important role in promoting our State to audiences far and wide.“I encourage everyone who is travelling to the region for this event to take the time to experience the South-West’s amazing wineries, delicious produce and coastal beauty as part of their stay.”As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:“CinefestOZ provides a unique occasion for our regional communities to share in the amazing screen productions being created right here in our State.“This five-day festival not only showcases the best the WA film industry has to offer, it also provides an opportunity to attract visitors to our showstopping South-West, supporting local businesses.” /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:Aboriginal, Australia, Australian, environment, film festival, Fremantle, Government, Indigenous, industry, Perth, production, Qantas, regional development, students, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

FBI turns to hunters’ deer cameras for help in search for kidnapped 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar

first_imgFBI(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — Authorities are asking North Carolina deer hunters for help in the ongoing, weeks-long search to find kidnapped 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar.Hania was kidnapped just before 7 a.m. local time on Nov. 5 outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton, a city in Robeson County, according to police.She had grabbed her aunt’s car keys that morning so she could turn on the vehicle before school. That’s when a witness saw a man clad in all black with a yellow bandanna over his face approach the girl and force her into the green, 2003 Ford Expedition, police said.The suspect then drove away in the family’s SUV with Hania inside, police said. The stolen vehicle was located several miles away on Quincey Drive three days later, but Hania was nowhere to be found.Investigators have been seeking surveillance footage from anyone who lives or owns a business on or near Quincey Drive. They have now expanded their plea to local hunters who have deer cameras in Robeson County and have any footage between Nov. 5 and 8.“It is vitally important we find every piece of video that may help us determine the exact movements of the stolen SUV from Rosewood Mobile Home Park to Quincey Drive where it was found on November 8,” FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement Tuesday. “Let us determine whether or not the footage you have can provide us with any investigative clues.”Meanwhile, investigators are still trying to track down a man who was seen in surveillance footage walking in the neighborhood on the morning when Hania was abducted. The three videos, which the FBI released earlier this month, show the unidentified man wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt and a hoodie.The man is not considered a suspect or person of interest at this time. Rather, he’s someone authorities “want to speak with” because he may be able to help investigators narrow down a timeline of Hania’s kidnapping, according to FBI supervisor Andy de la Rocha.So far, investigators said there’s no indication to believe Hania isn’t alive.The FBI, which last week named Hania’s disappearance its “Most Wanted: Case of the Week,” is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information on the case. The state of North Carolina is also offering a $5,000, bringing the total possible reward amount to $30,000.Hania is described as a Hispanic girl who is 5 feet tall and weighs about 125 pounds, according to the FBI. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.Authorities have set up a special tip line that anyone can call if they have information to help investigators find Hania: (910) 272-5871.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Building buys a pint … for London Projects, Bovis Lend Lease

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Aikey adds bonuses to Deery Series payday at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 24) – On a night when Marshalltown Speedway continued its 50th anniversary celebration, an IMCA Late Model driver with more than his share of tour success cele­brated another Deery Brothers Summer Series victory. Jeff Aikey led start to finish in the Miller Lite 50 event, earning a $3,000 share of the purse plus a pair of $500 bonuses along with his 62nd career Deery win. One of seven drivers from the track’s 1985-1990 Late Model era competing Tuesday night, the seven-time series champion pocketed those bonuses from H & F Distributing for winning the fea­ture and from former promoter Steve Priske, now owner of Rumor’s Bar & Grill, as the highest finishing veteran in the main event. Andy Eckrich, Ray Guss Jr., point leader Justin Kay and Curt Martin completed the top five. Defend­ing champion and hard charger Brian Harris raced to sixth in the 50-lapper after qualifying from his “B” feature and starting 17th.Denny Eckrich made a charge and challenged Guss for second. The two made contact, with Eckrich spinning to the infield and bringing out the first caution of the night on lap 43. The yellow waved again for a lap 45 incident. Aikey ran the topside to the checkers, beating Andy Eckrich across the stripe by a couple car lengths to become the sixth different winner in as many series events this season. Four of Aikey’s Deery wins have now come at Marshalltown, the first of them in 1987, the series’ first year.Ryan Dolan won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.Clint Luellen was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner. Scott Pippert topped the $500 to win feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Touring IMCA Late Models are next at Independence Motor Speedway on Tuesday, July 1 for another $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start Deery Series event. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing to follow. Feature results – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 3. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; 4. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 5. Curt Martin, Independence; 6. Brian Harris, Davenport; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 8. Rick Wendling, Hazleton; 9. Jason Hahne, Webster City; 10. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 11. Jason Rauen, Farley; 12. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 13. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown; 14. Kevin Kile, West Liberty; 15. Ron Boyse, Kalona; 16. Spencer Diercks, Davenport; 17. Jeremy Grady, Story City; 18. Scott Fitzpatrick, Long Grove; 19. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo; 21. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 22. Ron Klein, Sherrill; 23. Matt Ryan, Daven­port; 24. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake.1st heat (top three) – 1. Guss; 2. Bruening; 3. Kile; 4. Randy Foote, Stanton; 5. Rauen; 6. Luke Pestka, Robins; 7. Harris; 8. Fitzpatrick; 9. Greg Kastli, Waterloo.2nd heat – 1. Dolan; 2. Kay; 3. Denny Eckrich; 4. Diercks; 5. DeFrance; 6. Curt Schroeder, Ames; 7. McKenna; 8. Boyse; 9. Gabe Umbarger, Garner. 3rd heat – 1. Wendling; 2. Martin; 3. Hahne; 4. Callahan; 5. Emerson; 6. Paul Conrad, Colo; 7. Grady; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo. 4th heat – 1. Aikey; 2. Andy Eckrich; 3. Zrostlik; 4. Bobby Hansen, Center Point; 5. Ron Klein; 6. Lyle Klein, Sherrill; 7. Ryan; 8. Richie Gustin, Gilman. 1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Callahan; 2. Rauen; 3. Harris; 4. Emerson; 5. Grady; 6. Fitzpatrick; 7. Pestka; 8. Nezworski; 9. Foote; 10. Kastli; 11. Conrad. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Diercks; 2. DeFrance; 3. McKenna; 4. Ron Klein; 5. Boyse; 6. Schroeder; 7. Ryan; 8. Lyle Klein; 9. Hansen; 10. Umbarger.Hard charger – Boyse. Point provisional starters were Grady, Fitzpatrick and Ryan.last_img read more

In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 19, 2016

first_imgShare This!It is time! Time to go back to school! It’s hard to believe given that it feels like school just ended, but here we are.So, that means it’s time to do some learning here too…and boy do I have some wisdom to impart! Learn about potential updates to MagicBands, how Bambi was created, and more.In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors Is Disney working on a way to create a fun experience with lightsabers for Star Wars Land? That’s what this patent seems to intend.Speaking of patents, could we be seeing a change with MagicBands in the future?Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be rolling back its hours beginning in September, but will still offer nighttime entertainment. What are your thoughts of this roll back?Speaking of roll backs, The Motley Fool shares an interesting article that takes a look at the cutbacks Disney is making, such as the end of the Main Street Electrical Parade.Could we actually see the end of Stitch’s Great Escape? No this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but it is one of the latest rumors that’s come out this week, courtesy of The Disney Dish. What’s rumored to take over this space? Wreck-It Ralph. What do you think of this rumor?Looking for more info about Avatar? We’ll see some more info released at Destination D in November courtesy of James Cameron.Well this is just the best. It’s a blast from the past and the video is just classic. It is literally a parade of Imagineer all-stars. This really is one you have to see to be believed. Especially if you love Disney history and the people in it.Disney is pairing Lin-Manuel Miranda with Alan Menken for a live action feature adaptation of The Little Mermaid.Speaking of Disney music, here are some things you didn’t know about classic Disney songs.Mark Hamill paid tribute to the recently departed Kenny Baker.Learn about the making of the film, Bambi.I didn’t get to ask you all yet, but did you catch the trailer for Rogue One? Of course you probably did. What did you think? What are you most excited about with this new film? (I have one guess…and it’s the quick scene at the end. Am I right?)The banner will be carried again as Newsies, the Tony Award-winning musical, will show in movie theaters around the world in 2017.Looking for the final mazes announced for Halloween Horror Nights? American Horror Story is here to terrify you. As is the upcoming virtual reality house The Repository.In Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to this ridiculously expensive Bambi and Thumper figurine by the Arribas Brothers and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.Savelast_img read more

Quora’s ads platform is out of beta and available globally

first_imgQuora, the place to get answers to questions on just about any topic you can dream up from people who know about it, has now opened its self-serve ads platform to advertisers globally.More than 300 advertisers from a range of verticals have been using the platform while in beta. Shopify, Hubspot, Thinkific, Udacity and Hired are among the companies that have been running campaigns.This under-the radar company is valued at $1.8 billion as of its latest funding round last month. Though it has been comfortable with a slow growth approach until now, as we reported in April, Quora has doubled its ads team, which includes several Facebook ad alumns, and is planning to invest in building out the ads platform.Quora currently offers two native ad formats — text and app install ad — that run on question pages and include a call-to-action button. Ads are sold on a CPC basis in a real-time auction, and campaigns can be targeted by topics, location and device.The platform is intuitive to those who have used AdWords or Facebook Ad Manager, and conversion tracking via a pixel has been available from the start. For app install attribution, Quora partners with several third-party measurement providers, including Adjust, AppsFlyer, Kochava and Tune. The company says attribution and targeting capabilities will continue to be key areas of focus as it continues to invest in the ads platform.Ad quality is also a focus. Ads undergo a combination of automated and manual review for approval before they can run, and users have the option to flag ads they no longer want to see.At launch, Quora ads can be targeted globally but are only supported in English.The site now has a monthly user base of 200 million unique visitors, up from 100 million as of March 2016.From our sponsors: Quora’s ads platform is out of beta and available globally Posted on 23rd May 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingQuora’s ads platform is out of beta and available globally Quora’s ads platform is out of beta and available globallyYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

23 days agoJuan Mata wants no Man Utd excuses over AZ Alkmaar pitch

first_imgJuan Mata wants no Man Utd excuses over AZ Alkmaar pitchby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuan Mata says Manchester United can’t use the artificial pitch as an excuse against AZ Alkmaar. The Eredivisie club are unable to play in their own stadium and have had to use Cars Jean Stadion in The Hague, which uses an artificial pitch. United experienced playing Young Boys last season on a similar surface.Mata said: “It’s a completely different game [to Young Boys] but we need to start from the beginning ready for them.”They’re [AZ] used to playing in these conditions and from the beginning they will be dangerous.”We will train today to try and adapt to the pitch and hopefully after the game we can not say it was an excuse and we’ve won the three points.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11 days agoFFF president Le Graet going cold on Real Madrid coach Zidane

first_imgFFF president Le Graet going cold on Real Madrid coach Zidaneby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has gone cold on Zinedine Zidane taking charge of the national team.While in the past Le Graet has often talked up the prospect of the Real Madrid coach taking charge of Les Bleus, he now is hoping for incumbant Didier Deschamps to stay on long-term.”Zinedine Zidane to coach one day? Didier is so much in place that I cannot answer you,” he stated. “And I hope he stays at least eight years with the federation!”Deschamps is set to enter new contract talks with the FFF. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Skangas Inks Deal with Gothia Tankers for LNG Supply

first_imgzoomCoralius bunkering Fure Vinga. Image Courtesy: Skangas Norwegian LNG provider Skangas has entered into an agreement with parts of the Gothia Tanker Alliance for the supply of LNG as fuel.The new agreement comprises current as well as new vessels with LNG propulsion soon to come.Swedish shipping companies that will get the advantage of the supply agreement with Skangas are Furetank Rederi AB, Erik Thun AB and Rederi AB Älvtank. These shipping companies have invested in a total of six new LNG-fueled vessels and together with the existing Fure West, they are all jointly operated by the Gothia Tanker Alliance.The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is contributing to reducing any negative environmental impact of the shipping industry. Their goal is zero emissions within 2050.“Investing in LNG-fueled vessels contributes along these lines. For newbuilds we focus on energy efficiency and innovations. Together with our choice of cleaner fuel we are experiencing a major reduction in our CO2 emissions, not to forget the reductions in particulate matters and NOX,” Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank, said.As explained by Skangas, the delivery chain consists of trailer trucks, which are used for bunkering operations in ports, bunkering from terminals, as well as Skangas’ bunker vessel Coralius. The bunkering ship-to-ship operation involving Coralius may take place at anchorage off Gothenburg in Sweden, off Skaw in Denmark, offshore Norway or in ports during cargo operations.“Skangas is very happy with the agreement and to continue our relationship with Furetank and the rest of the Gothia Tanker Alliance. Being trusted to supply LNG also for the future vessels is a confirmation that we are delivering as expected,” Tommy Mattila, Director Sales and Marketing in Skangas, commented.LNG is the cleanest available marine fuel, one that is rapidly becoming more commonly used as a cost-effective alternative. LNG is suitable for all vessel types, including ferries, passenger ships, tankers, bulk, supply and containerships. It offers several benefits by reducing local and global pollution.last_img read more

Pair of walkons making impact for Ohio State mens soccer

Senior forward Denio Leone (15) works around defenders during a match against IPFW Aug. 20 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFrom 2008 State champions at St. Ignatius, to Ohio State men’s club soccer teammates, to walk-ons for the Buckeyes, senior forward Denio Leone and junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic have been playing together for years.Both players went to St. Ignatius in Cleveland, overlapping in 2008 and were recruited by other Division 1 schools, but chose to pursue their education at OSU.Ivancic and Leone were two of the men chosen to play with the varsity team at OSU in the spring of 2012 but were cut for the fall roster last season. They were again invited back in the pool of players to play on the spring team in 2013.A second time was enough for them to prove they could play at the varsity level and they were added to OSU’s roster for this season.“Once I came out and played with the varsity guys and saw that I was able to keep up with the pace of the game, I thought it was definitely something I could do,” Leone said.In high school, Leone was a three-year letter winner and 2008 state champion, and earned All-Cleveland honors.At St. Ignatius, Ivancic won two state titles, joining his now OSU teammate 2008 and again in 2010, and was a state runner-up in 2009. He is one of three high school players in Ohio to play in three consecutive state title games. Ivancic was also recognized his senior year as a Wendy’s Heisman State Finalist, All-Ohio ESPN Rise Honorable Mention and 2010 ESPN Rise/Powerade High School Boys National Champion. He served as a captain his senior year.Even though he had success playing the sport in high school, Leone said his passion for soccer was missing when he graduated.“At that point in time … I was kind of sick of soccer,” Leone said. “(I) decided … I’m not going to play, so I’m just going to go Ohio State.”Ivancic originally committed to play Big Ten soccer at Northwestern, but de-committed for financial reasons.“I was really more interested in school anyway. I wanted to go to a good school that I liked,” Ivancic said. “I wasn’t going to chase soccer around.”After just a year away from the game, Leone said he felt a void in his life, leading him to try out for the club team.Ivancic on the other hand, said he knew right away he wanted to keep soccer in his life.“Coming in, I think I knew I was going to try to walk-on,” Ivancic said. “I walked-on my freshman year when I made the spring team but got cut for the fall.”Leone spent three seasons on the club team, leading the team in goals in both 2011 and 2012. Both Leone and Ivancic played a part in getting the team to club nationals back-to-back seasons in 2011 and 2012.Club team president Tim Grozier has played with both men and said Leone possess skills that really help a team out.“Denio is really good at holding the ball up top and allowing the team time to transition from defense to offense,” Grozier said in an email.Grozier said because Ivancic is “deceptively quick,” it makes him dangerous on the wings.“He is able to put in very good crosses from the wings and can combine well with other players in tight spaces,” Grozier said.Coach John Bluem said it is difficult to walk-on.“Over the years we have added some kids, but it has been very, very few,” Bluem said. “It’s been less than a handful.”Bluem said he likes Ivancic’s “work rate.”“He’s very fit and gets up and down the flank,” Bluem said. “He’s a good competitor and fights for the team throughout the 90 minutes.”Bluem said Leone does well controlling the game up front.“Denio is a very good target player,” Bluem said. “When you play the ball to him, he can hold it and help us get our midfield forward into the attack.”Leone has played in all eight matches thus far and started two of them. Ivancic has also played in every match and started seven. Each has one goal on the season.Leone and Ivancic are now aiming for a Big Ten title and still believe it is possible despite a 2-4-2 start to the season.“We’ve had no Big Ten games yet, but it’s on the horizon. We start on Sunday against Indiana,” Leone said.Ivancic said the talent is there to win it, but they have to figure out how each player fits into the mold of the team.“We have a lot of really good players … If we believe in each other and believe in the system, I think we’ll end up having a good season,” Ivancic said. read more