SPK was another big winner on the night, scooping up the awards for Portfolio Construction, Risk Management and Sweden.British Steel Pension Fund won the awards for In-house Investment Team and the United Kingdom. Danish pension fund PensionDanmark was the stand-out winner at the 2014 IPE Awards in Vienna, taking home the coveted Best European Pension Fund award.The pension fund also won the award for Best Infrastructure Investor, whilst sharing the country award for Denmark with Industriens Pension.Mats Andersson, chief executive at Swedish buffer fund AP4, won the Outstanding Industry Contribution award, while Penny Green – who is to retire as chief executive at the SAUL Trustee Company at the end of this year – was named Pension Fund Personality of the Year.The fourth Gold Award – for Best Long-Term Investment Strategy – was shared by Kingfisher Pension Scheme and PKA. The full winners list for the 2014 IPE AwardsGold AwardsBest European Pension Fund: PensionDanmark Outstanding Industry Contribution: Mats Andersson Pension Fund Personality of the Year: Penny Green Long Term Investment Strategy: Kingfisher Pension Trustee Limited and PKASilver AwardsBest Corporate Pension Fund: Bosch Pensionsfonds AG Best Industry-wide Pension Fund: NEST Best Public Pension Fund: Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4) Best Small European Pension Fund: Frjálsi Pension Fund Bronze AwardsAlternatives: PKAEquities: Fonditel BFixed Income: Bayerische VersorgungskammerThemed AwardsActive Management: Allianz Pensionskasse AG Climate Related Risk Management: Environment Agency Pension Fund Commodities: APG DC/Hybrid Strategy: Industriens Pension Diversification: NEST Emerging Markets: Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)ESG: Environment Agency Pension Fund and Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW)Infrastructure: PensionDanmark In-house Investment Team: British Steel Pension Fund Innovation: BT Pension Scheme Portfolio Construction: SPK Real Estate: Pension Protection Fund (PPF) Risk Management: SPK Smart Beta: SEB Pension Specialist Investment Managers: MNOPF Trustees Ltd CountriesAustria Pensionskasse: APK Pensionskasse AG Austria Vorsogekasse: fair-finance Vorsorgekasse Belgium: Integrale and Amonis OFP Central & Eastern Europe: NLB Nov Penziski Fond Denmark: Industriens Pension Finland: The State Pension Fund (VER)France: FRR Germany bAV: Linde Custodian e.V. Germany Versorgungswerk: Bayerische Versorgungskammer and Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe Ireland: Construction Workers’ Pension Scheme Italy: Fondenergia Netherlands: ABN AMRO Pensioenfonds Norway: OPF Portugal: Horizonte-3 Open Pension Funds of Pensõesgere Small Countries: Frjálsi Pension Fund Spain: Geroa Pentsioak EPSV Sweden: SPK Switzerland: Pension Fund SBB United Kingdom: British Steel Pension Fund Read all the coverage from the IPE Conference & Awards in Vienna, and watch video interviews with some of its speakers
Meanwhile, the town of Miagao isassisting its agriculture sector by helping them market their produce. ILOILO City – An amount of P6 millionhas been allotted by the Iloilo provincial government in order to provideIlonggos with vegetables while under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due tothe coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. The vegetables, along with rice, will bereceived by the beneficiaries identified by the province. As of April 3, 30 LGUs have alreadyreceived financial assistance. Among those is the municipality of Sara. MayorJon Aying said the money provided by the provincial government will be used toaugment relief assistance for the town’s 15,278 households. On April 1, Sara started distributingfresh vegetables along with rice, canned goods and pack of noodles to itslocals affected by the ECQ. Miagao’s farmers supply the satellitemarkets in 12 villages to avoid decongestion in the town’s public market. Iloilo province’s enhanced community quarantine started on March 20 and willend on April 14.(With a report from PNA/PN) Frea Monsale of the Office of theMunicipal Agriculturist said that produce of local farmers are being sold insatellite markets of the town. Also, the provincial government isproviding its 42 local government units (LGUs) with P1 million cash aid, whilethe town of Guimbal is receiving P1.5 million. Miagao town in Iloilo province sets up satellite markets in its villages as a way of helping its farmers sell their produce. Since the enhanced community quarantine was enforced due to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, the farmers found it hard transporting their goods to the market. MIAGAO LGU Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said on April 4that the vegetables will be sourced from local farmers. She added: “This is the localgovernment’s initiative to support farmers in marketing their produce sincethey find it hard to transport the goods from farm to market.” “This is important because we have tosustain the economy. They (farmers) have to benefit from it,” he added. “I said last time that we hope therewill be someone who will buy products from our farmers because they produce alot and we don’t want it to rot,” Defensor stressed.
ELLSWORTH — Torrential downpours that dropped 2 inches of rain on eastern Maine on Sunday, June 21, canceled the Woodlawn Croquet Invitational Tournament’s championship games.The tournament standings were set based on the results of two days of block play and a day of a double elimination ladder on Saturday.“In spite of the finals washout, everyone had a good time and played lots of croquet for three beautiful days,” said tournament organizer Perry Mattson.Twenty-one players competed in four flights at three venues: Tina Hinckley’s artificial surface court in Southwest Harbor, two courts at the Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth and the Tapley Cove Court on the shores of the Bagaduce River in Brooksville — the home of Mary Gould and Marcia Chapman.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTournament festivities began Wednesday evening with a reception in the gardens behind the historic Black House, and the competition got under way Thursday morning.The tournament consisted of eight games of block play for two days followed by a modified seeded double-elimination ladder on Saturday.In the championship flight, with handicaps from 0.5 to 3.5, Webster Bull and Neil Houghton both had five wins. The tiebreaker came down to net points, and Webster won the No. 1 seed.Mattson was third, and Bill Whitman was fourth going into the double elimination.Whitman, who had lost all of his block play games, pulled the upset of the tournament by beating Bull 13-9. Houghton beat Mattson 18-11.In the next round, Houghton beat Whitman 13-12, putting Houghton in the championship game. Mattson beat Bull 16-11 and Whitman 16-14 in the loser’s bracket to advance to the final.In the championship flight, Houghton placed first, Mattson took second and Whitman finished third.In the first flight, with handicaps from 4.5 to 6, Bob Worrell and Charlie Alexander were tied after block play with five wins each. A tiebreaker of net points awarded Worrell the No. 1 seed and a bye to the championship. Alexander placed second. Lloyd Hadden, who struggled in the block play, came to life in the playoffs and placed third.Six players with handicaps from 8 to 11 competed in the second flight. Randall McAndrews dominated the block play with seven wins, and Ted Thelin placed second with six wins. Tim McCormick, who had the highest handicap of 11, scored just two wins in the block play, but played well enough in the playoffs to take third.Five players with handicaps from 13 to 18 competed in the third flight. Tina Hinckley notched seven wins in the block play to earn a bye to the championship. In the playoffs, Barbara Entzminger pulled out a close game against first-time tournament player Wendy Worrell to place second. Wendy Worrell took third.After the weather canceled Sunday’s scheduled championships, the awards were given based on the standings from Saturday’s playoff games.Results submitted by Perry Mattson
Bobby Hurley will remain the coach of Arizona State’s men’s basketball team for the foreseeable future. Hurley and the Sun Devils agreed to a new five-year extension Thursday, according to Stadium, despite reports that previously linked him as the favorite to land the St. John’s job and replace Chris Mullin, who stepped down earlier this week. While Hurley didn’t completely confirm the report, he did release a statement of his own Thursday revealing he will remain at Arizona State for a “long time.” “I am thankful to President [Michael] Crow and [athletic director] Ray Anderson for entrusting me to lead the basketball program at Arizona State,” Hurley wrote in a statement. “My family and I are proud to be Sun Devils and want to remain at Arizona State for a long time. We are in discussions to extend our agreement and I look forward to continuing to build our program for long-term success. Related News “I will have no further public comment on my contract status until our agreement is finalized. Thank you, Sun Devil Nation.”Forks Up 🔱 pic.twitter.com/Adlxsh8aPQ— Bobby Hurley (@BobbyHurley11) April 12, 2019In his fourth season with the Sun Devils, Hurley led his team to a 23-11 record and a second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. It marked the first time in over 35 years that Arizona State made the tournament in back-to-back seasons. ASU defeated St. John’s in the First Four but lost to Buffalo in the first round.Before taking the Arizona State job ahead of the 2015-16 season, Hurley coached two seasons with Buffalo. He compiled a 42-20 record and led the Bulls to their first NCAA Tournament during the 2014-15 season. UCLA hires Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin Nevada names Steve Alford as Wolf Pack’s new head coach
The evidence shows that Neanderthals were fully human, having shared genetic information with us. Why, then, do Darwin Supremacists continue to treat them as “other” than human?One clear case (among many) where paleoanthropologists have been totally wrong has been in the classification of Neanderthals as a separate species, Homo neanderthalensis. As pointed out before, this amounts to a case of historical racism. For years, there have been growing signs that these ancient humans were just as intelligent as modern humans. The clincher in the last few years, though, is that we all have Neanderthal genes in us. Clearly, any individual capable of interbreeding and carrying on fertile offspring over generations counts as a member of the same species.The following headlines show, however, that evolutionists are reluctant to give up the iconic images of “Neanderthal Man” that have decorated evolutionary books for generations, portraying our brethren as dark-skinned subhumans not as bright as Europeans. One technique to keep the myth alive is to say, ‘Well, they may have contributed genes to us, but they were disease genes.’ This is the latest slap on our fully-human ancestors who are not here to defend themselves.Neanderthals didn’t give us red hair but they certainly changed the way we sleep (The Conversation). Darren Curnoe opens his attack with a very racist image of a Neanderthal statue in Germany posed to make it look moronic. “It’s difficult to imagine why our early ancestors would have mated with them,” he says, admitting that 2% of our genome apparently came from them. “Neanderthals were a different species to us after all, and the thought of it seems distasteful to us today.”Neanderthal brains ‘grew more slowly’ (BBC News). Contrary to mounting evidence, Pallab Ghosh tries to keep Neanderthals distinct from modern humans. And yet in the body of the article, he admits to the intriguing possibility that their brains may have been “more advanced” than our own. Here’s how he treats the demise of the old picture, without pinning any blame on the evolutionists for promoting it for so long:The brutish picture of Neanderthals is an old one. In the last few years there has been growing evidence to suggest that they were a distinct human species with some small differences. Now we can say that their growth pattern is similar to ours, too.How Neanderthals Got Their Unusually Large Brains (Live Science). In light of Antonio Rosas’ team’s finding that a Neanderthal child showed delayed development like modern humans (indicating high intelligence, unlike quickly-developing primates), Charles Q. Choi finds a way to keep Darwin happy. He quotes Rosas saying, “Our main conclusion is that Neanderthals shared a common [overall] pattern of growth with modern humans, and this common pattern was possibly inherited from a common ancestor.” The Rosas paper was published in Science.Direct dating of Neanderthal remains from the site of Vindija Cave and implications for the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition (PNAS). This paper just re-dates some Neanderthal fossils that previously showed anomalously young dates. They seem happy to keep them older. “These revised dates change our interpretation of this important site and demonstrate that the Vindija Neanderthals probably did not overlap temporally with early modern humans.” So when did they interbreed? The authors don’t seem to notice that early modern humans go much further back according to new finds. See also Jean-Jacques Hublin’s commentary in PNAS on the new date, and Bob Yirka’s report on Phys.org. Yirka repeats the myth that there was no overlap.Contradicts convention on Denisovans, Neanderthals, modern humans (Science Daily). With flexible Darwin Years to play with, evolutionary paleoanthropologists play with dates to keep Neanderthals, Denisovans and ‘modern humans’ as distinct as possible. Even so, their latest model “contradicts conventional wisdom” about their relationships and dates. Evolutionists don’t mind contradicting conventional wisdom as long as contending models are just as evolutionary and never question long ages.And yet other headlines show that Neanderthals were just like us:Neanderthal Child Grew Just Like a Modern Human (National Geographic). “A 49,000-year-old skeleton supports the notion that long childhoods—thought to help nurse a larger brain—aren’t unique to Homo sapiens.” Note the subtle implication that they were still “other” than us. The article ends with other evolutionists disputing the implications drawn from the fossil, as if wishing to maintain the old view.Neanderthal boy’s skull grew like a human child’s (Phys.org). “Neanderthal brain growth may or may not be like any human population, but surely seems to fit within the normal human range,” one anthropologist admits.More traits associated with your Neandertal DNA (Medical Xpress). While admitting a substantial contribution of Neanderthal genes to the human genome, this article continues to label them Neanderthals, maintaining the racist separation of them and us. At what point are the similarities greater than the distinctions, such that maintaining a separate species name becomes useless?You May Be More ‘Neanderthal’ Than You Thought (Live Science). Even though Charles Q. Choi in this piece seems to be admitting to substantial genetic sharing between us and Neanderthals, he takes the racist position that they only gave us bad genes. “A female Neanderthal who lived in what is now Croatia 52,000 years ago is revealing that our ‘caveman’ relatives may have passed on genes that play roles in cholesterol levels, eating disorders, arthritis and other diseases today, the researchers who sequenced her genome say.” This could contribute to racist notions that less-evolved people have corrupted our genetic purity, except that they did it long ago. That means that today’s Darwin Supremacists cannot fight to eliminate them.Did Neanderthals and Modern Humans Overlap?Another key piece of evidence to blur the distinction between Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis is the revised timeline. Modern humans are now said to go back 300,000 Darwin years, overlapping the traditional Neanderthal dates significantly. Is it plausible to believe there was no interaction between groups of intelligent, migrating humans for such a long time?Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests (Science Daily). “This means that modern humans emerged earlier than previously thought,” says one paleoanthropologist. Thought by whom? By evolutionists, certainly. Biblical creationists think they emerged on Day 6 of creation week, and all variation in true humans occurred subsequently.Evolutionists in the Eugenics era used to classify living people as ‘primitive’ or closer to apes than to man. Now they do it with people who are no longer here to defend themselves. If they really think that Neanderthals were “other” than modern humans, let’s see them use CRISPR to cut out their Neanderthal genes and see if that increases their fitness.(Visited 1,647 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
South Africa has reopened its land claims process, allowing people who were removed from their land under apartheid rule, but who missed an earlier deadline for lodging claims for compensation, to do within the next five years.It is estimated that at least 3.5-million South Africans were forcibly removed from their land as a result of the Native Land Act of 1913, which effectively reserved 87 percent of land in the country for the white minority. (Image: Brand South Africa)South Africa has reopened its land claims process, allowing people who were removed from their land under apartheid rule, but who missed an earlier deadline for lodging claims for compensation, to do within the next five years.On Monday, President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act, which reopens the restitution claims process that closed at the end of 1998 and gives claimants five years – until 30 June 2019 – to lodge further claims.It is estimated that at least 3.5-million South Africans were forcibly removed from their land as a result of the Native Land Act of 1913, which effectively reserved 87 percent of land in the country for the white minority.Many people ‘unaware of first window’Briefing reporters in Cape Town on Tuesday, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said his department had conducted extensive consultations before advocating the re-opening of the land claims process.“The first period for lodgement was opened between 1994 and 1998,” Nkwinti said. “Although land claims were made and settled, a great number of people complained that they had not been aware of the process at the time and as such they had missed the initial lodgement window.”Nkwinti said the Restitution of Land Rights programme was necessary for redress, reconciliation and nation building, adding that it was in line with the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) goal of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by 2030.“It is my conviction that the issue of access to land is one of the fundamental elements to the transformation of the rural economy of our country, where the burden of land dispossession was mostly felt.”Policy on Khoi, San ‘being developed’Nkwinti said the government was conscious of the fact that the law as it stood did not accommodate the country’s Khoi and San communities, who suffered dispossession long before the passing of the 1913 Land Act.“Their plight is not forgotten. I want to assure them that a policy on the exceptions to the 1913 Natives Land Act cut-off date is being developed that seeks to address their concerns.”The minister said that claims that had been lodged before the 1998 cut-off period but had not yet been settled – numbering about 8 471 – had been prioritised for settlement.“I am appealing to those individuals and communities affected to continue to exercise patience while we are resolving their claims and not to lodge their claims again. The outstanding claims will be processed simultaneously with the new ones.”Warning to fraudsters, freeloadersAt the same time, Nkwinti issued a stern warning to those who sought to help people lodge land claims while charging them a fee.“These individuals are criminals. Lodging a claim is a free government service and anyone who is charging money is doing so illegally.”It is also illegal to submit a fraudulent claim, including one that fails to disclose other potential interested parties, as well as to attempt to prevent someone else from lodging a claim.“I am calling on members of society to report their suspicions about any illegal activity in this regard by calling the government anti-fraud hotline number 0800 701 701.”Claim lodgement officesNkwinti said his department would be registering claims electronically in order to speed up the process.Chief Land Claims Commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo, also speaking at the briefing, said the commission had opened 14 lodgement offices and sites countrywide, and would also deploy mobile units for claimants in deep rural areas.“These sites are equipped with advanced technology to ensure speedy and accurate capture of relevant information. Our people will be assisted by trained staff, and every effort will be made to ensure the process from the submission of a claim to the time it is settled is a smooth one,” Gobodo said.Source: SAnews.gov.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
It’s important to constantly evolve throughout your journey as a filmmaker. Here are ten lessons I learned while making my first feature documentary.It’s been four years since my first feature documentary was completed. Overall, it was one of the most rewarding and educational experiences of my filmmaking journey, even to this day. It taught me what it takes to be a filmmaker, how to tell a story, and how necessary it is to constantly evolve and progress throughout your filmmaking journey.No One Will Love Your Film as Much as You DoWhile halfway through post-production on my documentary, I was diligently searching for a well-established documentary producer to join our film. We wanted the perfect person to take it across the finish line and out into the world — with success. Like everyone else, I wanted the entire world to see the film.I was fortunate enough to score a meeting with the best, most well-established documentary filmmaker in the city. I was stoked. We met over coffee and discussed his films, documentary filmmaking as a whole, and finally, my film. After I made a strong pitch for him to join, one of the things he told me that I’ll never forget: “No one will love your film as much as you do.”This hit like a ton of bricks and was a tough pill for me to shallow. I thought, of course everyone’ll love my film as much as I do. They’d be crazy not to.However, after four years, those words couldn’t be anymore true today than they were the first time I heard them. Your film is your baby, and will always be your baby.Director Tanner Shinnick filming a scene for our documentary.Filmmaking Is a Lot of WorkThe day that we picture-locked our film — it was a release. It was two years of consistent blood, sweat, and tears that was now completed. So much, in fact, that once the export was finished, I laid on the floor and just reminisced about the experience.There’s a reason for the term “Sophomore Blues.” Many times, after completing their first film, filmmakers will fall into a slump. Particularly if you’re making a film on a shoestring budget — it takes a lot out of you.Much too often, we forget how much work the filmmaking process can be, especially with a feature. Essentially, your filmmaking palette becomes more refined as you make films. In the end, this refined sense may actually work to your advantage when picking the right idea for your next film.It’s a Process, Not an EventMaking a great film doesn’t end when you come up with a great idea or finish writing the perfect script. It starts there. Making a great film is a process with multiple finish lines, each of which should be accomplished with the same amount of diligence and dedication. When you work with the same amount of vigor and intensity through the entire filmmaking process, that’s what will make the best film. Ultimately, that’s what matters. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you made the best film to your ability.If You Follow People Around Long Enough, Conflict Will HappenAt that point, we were too far into the story to write it off as a lost cause. We had to continue filming, and luckily we did. Unplanned and unanticipated conflict eventually happened, and in this case, the best kind.Ever since that moment, I’ve subscribed to the notion that if you follow people around long enough, conflict will happen. Humans are prone to conflict, you just have to stick around to witness it.Surround Yourself with People Who Really Believe in Your ProjectMost of the time, you’re making your first film on a shoestring budget. This typically requires calling in favors to your list of filmmaking friends. Making a movie takes a lot of energy and effort. However, if you’re surrounded by a support group that believes in and supports you in the process, it makes those difficult parts of the filmmaking process much easier.One great example is at one point during production, we ran out of money. However, there was a storyline we really wanted to film. With no money, our only option to make it work — with consideration for equipment rentals — was to sleep in the back of our car, in a Walmart parking lot, for the first night of production. And that’s exactly what I and one of the film’s dedicated producers did.Director of Photography, Lars Lindstrom, lines up a shot.Hire a Great EditorWhen it comes to documentary filmmaking, one easy mistake you can make is just dumping all your footage onto drives, then editing once you’re done filming. This is what we did, and honestly, I regret that the most.For a documentary, a great editor is also a great organizer. When you hit the edit bay and have 200 hours of footage that needs to be cut down to ninety minutes, only a great editor can accomplish that task. A great edit will make or break your film. Find the best editor you can afford, treat them well, and give them solid direction. If you approach your edit and editor with the same consistency and devotion that you apply toward your film as a whole, you’ll create a much better and stronger film. Don’t treat the edit as a means to an end. It’s a necessary process that should be treated as such.Asking for Money Will Always Be Awkward — Get Over ItThis is the best fundraising advice I ever received. Don’t attempt some slick sales tactic to convince someone to invest in your film, or invite them to coffee without telling them your intent. Always let people know from the beginning that you’re asking for money. Yes, it’s awkward. But not nearly as awkward as bringing it up out of the blue after a thirty-minute, unrelated conversation.Share Your ProcessUnfortunately, we’re not Quentin Tarantino. Until we are, working in a world of secrecy really only hurts the success of our film. People want to see the process. Show the future audience the behind-the-scenes. In the age of social media, sharing your process and informing your future audience only helps the film, and inherently builds a strong, dedicated audience for when the film is finally released. People want to see your process. Share it.Make Sure Interest Groups Around Your Subject Know You’re Making the FilmOne of the biggest advantages with our documentary film is that we quickly informed the interest groups around our subject that we were filming this project. Luckily, that worked in our favor in terms of funding opportunities. It also builds an essential grassroots support group.When It’s Over, You Have to Keep Making FilmsUnless you’re extremely lucky, your first film won’t make you the next Ryan Coogler. You have to continue making films to refine your process. The more films you make, the better filmmaker you’ll become. Much like making a film, becoming an established filmmaker is also a process and not just a singular event.Overall, making a feature documentary is a fantastic filmmaking experience. This made me fall in love with the process and I’m excited to start it again soon. Of course, with these lessons in tow.Cover image via hxdbzxy.Want to learn more about getting started in filmmaking? Check these out.Three Cheap, Under-appreciated Cameras Filmmakers Should Consider7 DIY Filmmaking Projects You Can Complete in a WeekendLearn How to Speak Filmmaking: Formatting the ScreenplayThe Complete Video Editor’s Guide to Working with MusicThe Creative Motivation Behind Deep vs. Shallow Depth of Field
The last holiday weekend of summer is just ahead and many Iowans will be spending at least part of their Labor Day vacation on the water.Susan Stocker, education coordinator for the Iowa D-N-R, says it’ll be a busy weekend on Iowa’s lakes and rivers as the forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/BOATING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..”stay safe” ;15Stocker say last year Labor Day weekend saw several boating mishaps:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/BOATING2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………”injuries involved” ;11Stocker says alcohol and water can be a dangerous combination for boaters:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/BOATING3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..”we suggest” ;14It’s also important to have life jackets on board for all boaters and to ensure they fit properly.Boats should also be equipped with a working fire extinguisher.RADIO IOWA
Advertisement Twitter Jenkins wants to make an indie drama titled “I am Superman” with Gosling, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie won’t be tied to DC’s cast of “Justice League” characters, but the movie’s tagline describes “a fighting pitbull finds itself on a strange and unexpected journey that will ultimately decide its fate.”Speaking of “Wonder Woman”, fans expecting an extended version of the movie may be disappointed. In an interview with Collider, Jenkins revealed the film had no deleted scenes. “You know, it’s not like a long journey didn’t happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening,” the director said. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Move over Henry Cavill, enter Ryan Gosling.“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins and Canada’s wonder boy Ryan Gosling are teaming up for a Superman indie film! Jenkins earned audience approval for her work on “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot and she already has her next superhero project in place.Warner Bros.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – The implementation of the Commercial Enterprises Act will assist Bahamians at home “and in the Diaspora abroad” in the creation, and development, of small and medium-sized businesses, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday. The Act was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017.Delivering the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 27th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar, Prime Minister Minnis said the Act will encourage both domestic and foreign investment in The Bahamas, while allowing for the creation of certain economic zones where deemed necessary throughout the country.The Prime Minister said the Act will help to encourage investment in The Bahamas, and places a high level of prioritization on Bahamian labour and talent. The Act targets specialized businesses in Captive Insurance, Nanotechnology, Computer Technology, Software Design, Data Storage, Maritime Trade, Aviation Registration, Wealth Management and Manufacturing Enterprises.“We must utilize our strategic assets and comparative advantages to create more Bahamian entrepreneurs even as we seek international investors and partners from North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the Pacific,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“Small and medium-sized Bahamian businesses are a critical part of our economy. These businesses employ thousands of Bahamians. They are critical for economic growth.”Prime Minister Minnis said to further promote the ease of Doing Business for such enterprises, the Government of The Bahamas – after consultation with the Central Bank of The Bahamas – in the final quarter of 2017, announced the relaxation of Exchange Controls on capital transactions, namely on capital (investment) and current account (trade) transactions. The changes come into effect as of February 1, 2018.“This reform was long overdue,” Prime Minister Minnis said. By: Matt Maura (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: