VALERIE CREIGHTON INDUCTED INTO PLAYBACKS CANADIAN FILM TV HALL OF FAME

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement In addition to this recent accolade, Valerie Creighton was featured as one of the 20 most powerful women in global television by The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. That same year, she was also awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit for her lifelong service to her home province. In 2017, she was recognized with the Honorary Maverick Award by the Female Eye Film Festival.About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto, June 4, 2018 – Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), has been inducted into Playback’s 2018 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame in the Industry Builder Category. The Playback feature includes industry leaders who have left their mark on Canadian film and television in the creative, talent, and other categories. United in their ambition, talent and determination, the industry leaders inducted into Playback’s Hall of Fame have shaped Canadian film and television into its current form.“Delivering change is never easy, but I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished at the Canada Media Fund on gender balance and the initiative with our partners to establish the Indigenous Screen Office, as well as our ongoing support for exceptional Canadian television and digital content in an ever-changing media landscape,” said Valerie Creighton. “I would like to thank Playback Magazine for their recognition. I am truly touched by this induction into Playback’s Hall of Fame.”“None of what we’ve accomplished at the Canada Media Fund could have happened without the invaluable guidance of the Board of Directors, the extraordinary support of my team, as well as the trust and advice of the industry, and our public and private funders,” she added. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

STATE REP RACE Pina Prinzivalli Named Featured Candidate At GOP Meet Rally

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), candidate for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District, has announced she’s been named a featured candidate at a GOP Meet and Rally on August 1 from 6pm to 8pm in Lowell. The event is being held at Athenian Corner and is being hosted by United States Veteran and 1st Middlesex State Senate candidate John MacDonald.“I’m a big supporter of Pina and I’m excited to have her be a part of this event because she’s running for all of the right reasons,” said MacDonald, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in the Persian Gulf War. “Pina and I jumped into our respective races early on to challenge two long time incumbents. Now both of our races are for open seats. Pina had the courage to run when no one else was willing to do so. She will bring that same courage to Beacon Hill where she will be a bold voice and a fearless advocate for the taxpayers. Pina is truly running to put the taxpayers first.”The event will feature other area and statewide Republican candidates including Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate, Rick Green for Congress (District 3), Jay McMahon for Attorney General, Anthony Amore for Secretary of State, Joe Espinola for State Senate (2nd Middlesex & Essex), Kathy Lynch for State Rep (2nd Middlesex) and Rich Baker for Governor’s Council (5th District).“I can’t thank John enough, first for his service to our country and second for the support he has shown me,” said Prinzivalli, who announced her candidacy last October. “John has done so much great work for our veterans with ‘Veterans Assisting Veterans.’ I can’t wait to work with him on Beacon Hill on the issues that matter most to the people of the Commonwealth. It’s going to be a great night with great Republican candidates who are committed to bringing balance to Massachusetts.”The August 1 event is free, donations to the candidates are welcome. Athenian Corner is located at 207 Market Street. MacDonald says the event will allow people in the area to meet great candidates all in one place that are standing up against politics as usual.“These are the candidates I personally endorse,” said MacDonald. “They are offering the people a true and positive choice in the upcoming election and Pina has clearly shown herself to be just that.”Since announcing her candidacy last fall, Prinzivalli has been the only candidate in the 19th Middlesex working to lower the tax burden by collecting over 800 signatures for a ballot question to reduce the sales tax. Prinzivalli is also the only candidate who has signed the ‘Taxpayers Protection Pledge’ and has been steadfast in her opposition and commitment to saying “NO” to Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants.“I’m not a career politician, nor am I running to become one,” said Prinzivalli. “I’m a career professional, a hardworking taxpayer just like you. It’s time for Tewksbury and Wilmington to have a bold Republican voice that isn’t going to be afraid to stand up against the status quo and put the taxpayers first.”Prinzivalli has been endorsed by the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee, Representative Geoff Diehl, Representative Shaunna O’Connell, and Republican State Committeewoman Ruth Chou.The Republican primary will be held on Tuesday, September 4. The general election will take place on Tuesday, November 6.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Prinzivalli campaign.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Speaks At Large GOP Rally, Shares Message On TaxesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”last_img read more

43 abducted Malaysiabound Rohingyas rescued

first_imgRescued Rohingya refugees pose for photographs at the Border Guard Bangladesh camp in Teknaf on 8 February 2019. Bangladeshi border guards have rescued 30 Rohingya refugees from a coastal town who were waiting to board on boats which would “take them to Malaysia”, an official said on 8 February. Photo: AFPPolice have stopped 43 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat with a dozen women claiming they were abducted by traffickers, officials said Thursday.Acting on tip-offs, police found the refugees at two separate places in the southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar, raising the number of Rohingya being rescued from the traffickers to more than 100 in less than a week.About 740,000 of the Muslim minority fled Myanmar for Bangladesh after a military clampdown in the Buddhist-majority nation in August 2017.They have joined another 300,000 Rohingya who have already been living in overcrowded camps in Cox’s Bazar following previous bouts of violence.Officials fear many may end up being exploited by an internationally organised human smuggling racket who have previously sent thousands of Rohingya to Malaysia by boats until the authorities launched a crackdown in 2015 following the discovery of mass graves of refugees in Thailand.Rapid Action Battalion, an elite police unit, said they rescued 12 women—mostly in their 20s—from a residential room in Cox’s Bazar city early Thursday morning and arrested two alleged traffickers for “abducting” them.“The young women from the refugee camps were lured by the traffickers. They were promised they would be sent to Malaysia. They were then brought to Cox’s Bazar and kept in a house,” RAB spokesman Mashkur Rahman told AFP.Rahman said they were treating it as a case of abduction after the women claimed they were confined in a room without consent.In another drive late Wednesday, Cox’s Bazar police rescued another 31 Rohingya from the southern island of Maheshkhali, some 110 kilometres (70 miles) away from the overcrowded Kutupalong refugee camp.Local police chief Provash Chandra said the 14 women, 11 men and six children were hiding in a coastal forest at Maheskhali waiting to board a Malaysian-bound boat.“They paid some 20,000 taka ($240) each to the traffickers for the journey,” he said.He said they arrested a woman trafficker and were “searching for others”.Dangerous sign -An analyst said the latest discovery of Malaysia-bound Rohingya was a “dangerous” sign and shows the desperation at more than 30 refugee camps where the Rohingya live in bamboo and tarpaulin made shanties in squalid conditions.“It is very natural for the desperate refugees to attempt the risk to search for a better future,” Tasneem Siddiqui, who heads a Bangladeshi think tank on migration issues, told AFP.“They know the way is full of obstacles, yet many think this is their only way out,” she said.Authorities fear that more Rohingya will try to take boats to Malaysia while the Bay of Bengal remains calm before the arrival of monsoons at the end of March.last_img read more