Why Shape of Water Director Guillermo del Toro Loves Shooting in Canada

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first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The film’s producer J. Miles Dale reveals why Toronto has become the helmer’s home base and what del Toro might be working on next.The Baltimore of 1962 is meticulously re-created in Guillermo del Toro’s multi-Oscar-nominated sci-fi romance, The Shape of Water. From an iconic, neon-lit diner to an ornate movie theater, the film revels in Americana from another age, making the fact that it was shot in and around Toronto all the more impressive. The film marks del Toro’s third collaboration with producer — and Toronto native J. Miles Dale and is the director’s fourth consecutive feature to be shot in Canada. Dale talked to THR about why the Mexican auteur now calls Toronto home and the Oscar odds for Shape of Water.Toronto hosted shoots for earlier Oscar best picture winners like Chicago and Spotlight. What’s different with The Shape of Water? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Picturescenter_img Facebook Advertisement With Chicago, there were no Canadian designers on that. And even Spotlight, it wasn’t a heavy design movie. On The Shape of Water, other than the cinematographer and a couple of special effects and makeup artists, every single person from the production and costume designers, the sound team, the editor — they’re all Canadian. It tells the world: “We can play with anybody now. Our top people are right up there. You don’t have to go anywhere else.”Does that mean you and del Toro will make all your future movies in Toronto?The script will always tell you what it needs to be. If you need to do something on a mountain, you can’t do that here. If you’re stranded in the Pacific, you can’t do that here. Twitterlast_img read more

Mat Ryan a key player for Australia – Schwarzer

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first_imgFormer Australia international Mark Schwarzer believes that Mat Ryan will be a key player for the national side ahead of the World CupThe 26-year-old was an ever-present figure in goal for the newly promoted Brighton in last season’s Premier League as they secured a 15th place finish and crucially outside of the relegation zone.Under new coach Bert Van Marwijk, Ryan has become the undisputed number one for Australia and will be expected to line-up in goal once more for the Socceroos in their Group C opener against France.Schwarzer, who made 109 appearances in goal for Australia in 20 years and played in two World Cups, believes that Ryan and two other midfielders will play a key role for the national side.“First and foremost, Aaron Mooy is a big player for us,” Schwarzer told FourFourTwo.“It’s vital he is fit, and that he is recharged after a long hard season. Mile Jedinak is still a big player for us I think he is massive and whoever plays in goals which will be Maty Ryan.“He’s had a very good season the Premier League as has Brad Jones in Holland so those guys are going to play a vital part in the performance of the team, they always do, the spine of the side is always a key.”Paulo Dybala reveals a falling out with Jorge Sampaoli Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – July 12, 2019 After having a relatively good Copa America performance with Argentina, Paulo Dybala came out to reveal a fall out with Jorge Sampaoli.We’ve discussed how…Ryan fended off competition from Brighton’s new signing Netherlands international Tim Krul to hold on to his spot as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, which Schwarzer praised him for.“The first five games in the English Premier league were really tough for him,” he said.“They were a steep learning curve as early on it didn’t really go to plan.“He’ll be the first to admit that he conceded goals where he should’ve done better and that some of them he should’ve saved.“But in the sixth game of the season where Brighton played Newcastle and there was a lot of talk of Matt not playing that game and being dropped, he ended up starting and played really well.“From that moment on he’s kicked on and he’s gotten better and better and he’s grown in confidence as the season went on.”Australia will also face Denmark and Peru in Group C of the World Cup.last_img read more

Genoa and Sampdoria players attend State funerals

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first_imgThe footballers were present at the Morandi bridge funeral, as the death toll rose to 41After the Morandi bridge tragedy in Italy, players from Genoa and Sampdoria attended the funeral.A bridge collapsed in Genoa this week, killing at least 41 people.This tragedy made Genoa and Sampdoria suspend their debuts in the 2018-2019 Serie A season.“The Liguria landmark Ponte Morandi collapsed amid a storm and possible lightning bolts, though the cause of the tragedy is still unclear,” wrote Football Italia.And the two clubs from the port city paid their respects to the victims.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Players from both clubs attended today’s funerals, along with Presidents Massimo Ferrero and Enrico Preziosi, Coaches Marco Giampaolo and Davide Ballardini,” reported Football Italia.Genoa captain, Domenico Criscito, passed over the bridge just 10 minutes before it fell.#Genova, siamo con te. ❤??#LegaSerieA pic.twitter.com/PX7sUZaSNE— Lega Serie A (@SerieA) August 14, 2018last_img read more

Benjamin Pavard denies Bayern Munich agreement

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first_imgVfB Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard has refuted claims that he has agreed on a deal to join Bayern Munich.Pavard was a World Cup winner with France in the summer. He seems set to remain with Stuttgart, insisting he is happy at the Bundesliga club.Pavard has been linked with several Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, but he has now rubbished reports of his agreed deal to join Bayern.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I did not sign anything at all (with Bayern). You are the journalists who say that I signed (for Bayern),” Pavard told L’Equipe, via Sky Sports.“I’m in Stuttgart, I’m fine there. My career plan was to stay one more season in Germany. I am in a very big German club, with fantastic fans. This club is a family, that’s what I need and that’s what I like about this club. I’m very good there.“It’s true that the World Cup came faster than expected, nobody expected it, not even me at the very beginning.”last_img read more

Alaves boss believes they can salvage points against Madrid

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first_imgBoth teams will face off tonight in Matchday 8 of the 2018-2019 Spanish La Liga tournament but Abelardo Fernandez believes his team can do wellAlaves will host Real Madrid tonight in what many have said it could be the return of goals for Los Merengues.The Spanish La Liga team hasn’t scored in the last three matches, including two Spanish tournament games.But for Alaves boss Abelardo Fernandez, Los Blancos are not invincible.“They can’t play with more intensity than us,” the coach said as quoted by Football España.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“The beauty of being in the Primera is being able to enjoy matches like these, but it’s not a special game, it’s one more. We’ll prepare for this one like any other.”“Madrid didn’t play poorly in Moscow. It’s true that they’ve gone three games without scoring a goal, but they’re the third highest scorers in the League,” he added.“They need a period of adaptation under Julen Lopetegui, although they’ve improved in many areas, such as when applying pressure after losing the ball.”“They remain one of the best teams in the world. They’ll need to have a bad day and us a perfect day to be able to win,” he commented.“Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid are above everyone else and it’ll be very difficult to take points off them when they find their best form.”last_img read more

Comment Period Open For Draft Petition For Annexation

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first_imgMail: City of Soldotna, Attention: City Clerk, 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669;Email: cityclerk@soldotna.org;Fax: 907-262-4389. As noted above, members of the public may comment during the public hearing. The comment time period may be limited to three minutes per individual speaker. Written comments may also be submitted to the city by the end of the hearing on September 7. Facebook270TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna intends to file an annexation petition by legislative review with the Local Boundary Commission. The territory proposed by the City for annexation consists of about 3.8 square miles of land, and includes areas adjacent to the existing City boundaries that is available for public review.The public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft petition at a pre-submission public hearing on Saturday, September 7, at 2:00pm.  The hearing will be held at the Soldotna High School auditorium, located at 425 W. Marydale Avenue in Soldotna. The public hearing will address the appropriate annexation standards and their application to the annexation proposal, legislative review annexation procedures, the reasonable anticipated effects of the proposed annexation, and the proposed transition plan required under 3 AAC 110.900. The draft petition can be viewed here.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon final as netizens go berserk

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first_imgAn epic men’s final. Congratulations to @DjokerNole on his 5th singles title at #Wimbledon. @rogerfederer and Novak are two world-class players who left it all on the court today. #classic pic.twitter.com/RzkJAueOV1 — Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 14, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of AEL Tennis Club, presents the men’s singles winners trophy to @DjokerNole, after winning his fifth Wimbledon title and presents the runners up trophy to @rogerfederer Congratulations to all players for an incredible #Wimbledon2019  pic.twitter.com/0m8jMkH66X— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 14, 2019 An incredible finale, congratulations @DjokerNole on your 5th @Wimbledon title. You and @rogerfederer reached the highest level today. A thrilling match between two incomparable grasscourt champions. Thank you for the good fight, played fairly and ferociously. Rocket — Rod Laver (@rodlaver) July 14, 2019 Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winner’s trophy after defeating Roger Federer (R) of Switzerland, holding the runner-up’s trophy, in their men’s singles finals tennis match on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. ReutersSerbian tennis star Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in epic Wimbledon 2019 final at the All England Club as netizens go berserk over the epic clash. The tie was a never-ending one as both the legends showed an extreme level of resilience, determination and fought it till the end. A tiebreaker was needed to decide the winner of the match. The score-board read 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3) in favour of the Joker as this became the first Wimbledon singles final which got decided by a tiebreaker.Netizens from all over the world appreciated the performance of both the legends as the Serbian won his fifth Wimbledon crown taking his Grand Slam tally to 16. Famous personalities like Hugh Jackman, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Toni Kroos and also the Royal Family twitter handle praised the efforts of the two legends who played out the epic five-set thriller. Absolutely epic match. @Wimbledon Men’s Championship. @DjokerNole @rogerfederer #historical— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 14, 2019center_img Hats off @rogerfederer @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/Bn8krwrb8m — Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) July 14, 2019 Not just the #CWC19 final but at the #WimbledonFinal too, it was sportsmanship personified all the way ! Congratulations @DjokerNole for winning the #Wimbledon2019 ! And @rogerfederer you have yet again won hearts ! Brilliant tennis from both of you ! @ICC @Wimbledon — Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 14, 2019″You have to keep reminding yourself that you’re there for a reason and that you are better than the other guy,” Djokovic said after the match as quoted by Reuters.”I’m just obviously thrilled and overjoyed to be sitting here as a winner. I was one shot away from losing the match. This match had everything. It could have gone easily his way. I think this was the most exciting and thrilling final I have ever been part of,” he further added. File photo of Roger Federer.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty ImagesOn the other hand, the heart-broken 37-year-old Swiss legend who dropped two championship points in the fifth set said, “It was a great match, it was long, it had everything. Novak, congratulations, man, that was crazy.”Tennis lovers all over the world hope to see these two legends again fighting it out against each other in future. But this may not happen as the ageing Federer probably played the last Wimbledon final of his career.last_img read more

3 of a family killed in lightning strike

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first_imgFile photo of LightningThree members of a family were killed as lightning struck them at Saltala village in Sadullapur upazila in the district on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased are Rasheda Begum, her son Afiz and nephew Nizam, all residents of Saltala village.Officer-in-charge of Sadullapur police station Md Borhan Uddin said a thunderbolt hit the tin-shed house amid rain in the afternoon while the trio was in the house, leaving them dead on the spot.last_img

Home Going Celebration for Lorman C Vaughn

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first_img(Update 5/6/2014) A home going celebration was held on Tuesday, May 6 at Sharon Baptist Church in Baltimore for Lorman C. Vaughn. Lorman C. Vaughn, beloved son of the late Robert A. and Mildred A. Vaughn, was born on April 3, 1934. After a lengthy illness, he was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 25, 2014. Lorman was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. He attended school #108 Elementary School, Druid Junior High School, and Douglass Senior High School. He received his early Christian education at the Unity Christian Church under Rev. Levi Miller pastor and Dr. Spencer Dobson, Sunday school superintendent. He shared a special bond with his late brother Lt. Col. Robwood J. Vaughn. Eager to be independent and loyal to his country, he enlisted into the United States Air Force articulating to Airmen 3rd class until his Honorable Discharge in March 1955.Lorman met and married Marlene Holly, and from this union they raised their children Dale and Valerie.Billy, as Lorman was affectionately known by family and friends, enjoyed a successful career at the Veterans Hospital of Baltimore Maryland, where he worked with devoted service for more than 30 years. After he retired his work was not done, he continued to work this time in the transportation department of the Chimes Inc. Billy was devoted to his work, and throughout his career, received many awards and special recognitions, too many to name.One of Billy’s greatest pastimes was spending time with the members of American Legion Federal Post 19. This time brought him great joy, joking and reminiscing with all his friends old and young alike.Billy leaves to cherish his memory, Deacon Marlene Vaughn; children, Valerie and Dale; grandchildren, Niema, Rahsaan, and Marcum; Great Grandchildren, Antwoine Jr., and Jaylin; sisters, Deaconess Carrietta Ivey and Alfredia Graham; brother, Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn (Lillian); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.last_img read more

Morning Ragas Enthralling jugalbandi

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first_imgAs winter sets in, early mornings become more pleasant than ever and the concept of ‘Morning Ragas’ catches on. The eighteenth edition of ‘Morning Ragas’, a series introduced by Legends of India in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi, was organised in the national Capital, recently. The depth, the style and perfectness of Kedia Brothers in presenting the tradition of ‘Maihar Gharana’ with effortless ease, enchanted the audience. It is said that when lord Shiva was carrying the body of the dead mother goddess (Mai in Hindi) Sati, her necklace (har in Hindi) fell at this place and hence the name ‘Maihar’ (Maihar = Mai+Har, meaning the ‘necklace of mother’) was originated. The Kedia Brothers had a wonderful taiyari, perfect mutual understanding and marvelous anticipation which attracted the audience to the dizzy heights of ecstasy and  brought them to fathom eternal tranquility and serenity of music. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith young talented artistes, many young music lovers swayed their heads and tapped their feet while some sat still – heads bowed and eyes shut – in deep thought, throughout the soulful recital in ‘Raag Sindhu Bhairavi’. Mormukut and Manoj Kedia commenced their concert with ‘Raag Todi’ where vilambit and chhota khayals were set in ‘Teen taal’.Then the artiste-duo drenched the audience in the labyrinth of music-ocean. Through their soulful and intelligently woven presentation of both the ragas they depicted their absolute command and maturity in their crafts. It was indeed an amazing and spectacular jugalbandi of two great artistes in a true sense.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Founder Chairman of Legends of India and the curator of Morning Ragas, Dipayan Mazumdar said that the purpose of presenting these soulful renditions were to bring the young generation into the fold of Classical music and uphold our Cultural traditions.Over the years, traditional ragas meant to be played essentially in the mornings have been widely neglected. Therefore, the concept of this weekend series was designed by Legends of India primarily to resurrect our tradition and cultural heritage. ‘Morning Ragas’ shall help re-live the traditional morning ragas which are on the verge of extinction. This concept of the on-going series is designed to promote dedicated young musicians. The series of ‘Morning Ragas’ showcase the Legends in the making.last_img read more

Rep Hoitenga votes to make state government more accountable

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first_img Plan extends open record requirements to governor, LegislatureState Rep. Michele Hoitenga today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan.Hoitenga, of Manton, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal, which she co-sponsored.“Transparency at all levels of government is an absolute necessity,” said Hoitenga, who was subject to open records law as the mayor of Manton. “We’re all here to serve the public, and the public must be able to hold us accountable. It’s time to hold state government to the same transparency standards we require from local officials.”Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and the Legislature from open records laws. The bipartisan solution approved today would end these exemptions and increase transparency in state government.The proposal will subject the governor and lieutenant governor to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and hold state representatives and senators to the same high standard by creating the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).While LORA mirrors FOIA in many ways, there are exemptions for constituent inquiries to ensure that personal information is protected and kept private. Other types of communications – including those lawmakers have with state departments and lobbyists – would not be exempt.House Bills 4007-13 and 4015-16 now advance to the Senate for consideration. Categories: Hoitenga News,News 19Mar Rep. Hoitenga votes to make state government more accountablelast_img read more

Cable mogul Charlie Ergen is stepping down as CEO

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first_imgCable mogul Charlie Ergen is stepping down as CEO of US satcaster Dish Network.Charlie ErgenErik Carlson, who took over Ergen’s role as company president two years ago, will replace him.The reshuffle sees marketing, programming and media sales chief Warren Schlichting become president of Sling TV, the over-the-top TV service that Carlson previously led as company president and COO.Brian Neylon, formerly EVP of customer acquisitions and retention, becomes group president of Dish TV, and EVP John Swieringa succeeds Carlson in the COO role.Carlson will continue to report to Ergen, who is stepping down to focus on Dish’s new wireless business. He will remain company chairman.“With more than 20 years’ experience at Dish, Erik brings a complete understanding of the business opportunities both Dish TV and Sling TV possess,” said Ergen.“I have every confidence that under Erik’s leadership our new organisational structure will deliver value for Dish TV and Sling TV and will aid our entry into wireless.”Carlson has been with Dish since 1995, and has been president since December 2015.Ergen had retaken the CEO post in April that year after Joseph Clayton retired.last_img read more