first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: TORONTO, ON – Roma took two top awards from the Toronto Film Critics Association, named the year’s Best Picture winner with Alfonso Cuarón chosen Best Director.The TFCA chose Olivia Colman as Best Actress for her portrayal of the temperamental, yet tenderly vulnerable, Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy The Favourite. Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Ethan Hawke was awarded Best Actor for playing a tormented pastor in Paul Schrader’s drama First Reformed, and South Korean mystery-drama Burning was chosen Best Foreign-Language Film.Regina King was named Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk, while TFCA members chose Steven Yeun as Best Supporting Actor for Burning.There was a tie in the Best Screenplay category between The Favourite and First Reformed.The awards were voted on by TFCA members at a meeting on Sunday, December 9, 2018.“The past year has seen a bounty of great cinema, featuring engaging stories both intimate and universal,” said TFCA President Peter Howell. “This made it exceedingly hard for us to choose favourites and led to very spirited debates, as evidenced by how evenly our votes were divided, including in one case, a rare tie. But it was a delightful problem to have.”Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Morgan Neville’s affectionate look at the legacy reaching beyond the small screen neighbourhood created by TV’s Mr. Rogers, was given the RBC Allan King Documentary Award.Wes Anderson’s stop-motion, canine world-view Isle of Dogs was named Best Animated Feature.The membership has chosen the three finalists for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award: ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, Ava and Maison dubonheur.The winner will be named at the 22nd TFCA Awards Gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on January 8, 2019. The honour carries a record-setting $100,000 cash prize; the richest film award in the country. The runners-up will each receive $5,000.As previously announced, the 2017 recipient of the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award is prolific actor Tantoo Cardinal, who has chosen writer-director and video artist Darlene Naponse to receive $50,000 worth of services from Technicolor.Writer-director Naponse’s film Falls Around Her, starring Cardinal as an Anishinaabe musician, had its world premiere at TIFF 2018.The winner of the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist, to be announced at a later date, will be presented with a $10,000 cheque at the gala.The 2018 TFCA Awards Gala will be hosted by Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival.The TFCA is extremely grateful to founding sponsor Rogers Communications for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, to returning sponsors Labatt Brewing Company Limited for the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist, to Technicolor for the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award, to Cineplex Entertainment for the awards cocktail reception. The TFCA welcomes new sponsors Air Canada as the official airline and RBC for the RBC Allan King Documentary Award. The TFCA also welcomes new sponsors the Four Seasons Hotel and Champagne Perrier–Jouët. The TFCA salutes stalwart supporters The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Zoomer Magazine, and TAXI Toronto.The full list of 2018 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards winners and runners-up:BEST PICTURE“Roma” (Netflix)Runners-up          “Burning” (Well Go USA)          “First Reformed” (ABMO Films)BEST ACTOR            Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed” (ABMO Films)Runners-up           Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate” (Elevation Pictures)           Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book” (NBCUniversal)BEST ACTRESS          Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)Runners-up         Regina Hall, “Support the Girls” (Mongrel Media)         Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Fox Searchlight)BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR           Steven Yuen, “Burning” (Well Go USA)Runners-up          Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Fox Searchlight)Michael B. Jordan, “Black Panther” (Walt Disney Studios)BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSRegina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Entertainment One)Runners-up          Emma Stone, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)          Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)BEST DIRECTORAlfonso Cuarón, “Roma” (Netflix)Runners-up            Lee Chang-dong, “Burning” (Well Go USA)            Paul Schrader, “First Reformed” (ABMO Films)BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL           Tie: “The Favourite” by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight) and “First Reformed” by Paul Schrader (ABMO Films)Runner-up           “Roma” by Alfonso Cuarón (Netflix)BEST FIRST FEATURE“Sorry to Bother You” directed by Boots Riley (Entertainment One)Runners-up“Eighth Grade” directed by Bo Burnham (Elevation Pictures)          “Hereditary” directed by Ari Aster (Elevation Pictures)BEST ANIMATED FEATURE            “Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight)Runners-up            “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Walt Disney Studios)             “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” (Sony Pictures Animation)BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM           “Burning” (Well Go USA)Runners-up          “Cold War” (Mongrel Media)          “Roma” (Netflix)RBC ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD           “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (NBCUniversal)Runners-up          “ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch” (Mongrel Media)          “Free Solo” (Mongrel Media)ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS“ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (Mongrel Media)” directed byJennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier (Mongrel Media)“Ava” directed by Sadaf Foroughi (Mongrel Media)“Maison du bonheur” directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz (Lisa Pictures)The Toronto Film Critics Association was established in 1997 and is comprised of Toronto based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary.  All major dailies, weeklies and a variety of other print, electronic and web outlets are represented. Members of the TFCA also participate in the Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI).  As such, they have sat on juries at festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, Palm Springs, Chicago, Pusan, Moscow, Amsterdam, London and Vienna, among others.Website: www.torontofilmcritics.comTwitter: @TFCA Hashtag: #TFCA2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCandidates can also check their score by typing ICSE or ISC followed by their 7-digit unique ID code and send the message to 09248082883.ReutersDealing with nervousness or excitement? Put your anxiety aside as the results of ICSE Class 10 and ISC Class 12 examinations were announced on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi. The CISCE, which conducts the exams, declared your results via CAREERS portal, the website of the council. Students can check their results through official websites — and can also check their score through text messages. Type ICSE or ISC followed by their seven-digit unique ID code and send the message to 09248082883.CISEC Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon stated: “The council will announce the results at 3 pm on May 7. The results will be made available through CAREERS portal, the website of the council and through SMS.”Here is an example:Let us assume you are in Class 10 and your roll number is – 1125368.For Class 10 student with roll number 1125368, just type ICSE 1125368 to the number provided (09248082883).WAIT…Follow the steps to download ICSE/ISC results through CAREERS portal:Log on to the official website of CISCE – and www.results.cisce.orgA link – Results 2019 – opensEnter your unique ID, index number and captcha shown on the screenOMG! Your result is on the screenThe ICSE Class 10 board examinations were conducted from February 22, while the ISC Class 12 examinations started from February 4.last_img read more

first_imgGetty ImagesA woman went through a harrowing experience after she discovered that her domestic help was sexually abusing her four-and-a-half-year-old son in Mumbai. The Malabar Hill resident discovered the sexual abuse last week when she saw the domestic help inappropriately touching the little boy. She later asked her son of what happened and he confirmed it even though he was not aware of how wrong it was.She took this up with her husband and in-laws who brushed away the accusations as paranoia and continued to keep the help in the house.The woman, who is a lawyer, immediately went to the police and registered a complaint against the domestic help as well as her husband and in-laws for not believing her and letting the help to continue working in their house.”Initially she had doubts but that day, after she caught the servant sexually assaulting her son, she took her son into confidence and inquired. The child is believed to have narrated his ordeal, after which she brought this to the light of her husband as well as her parents-in-law who stay with them,” sources told The Times of India.The woman approached the police on June 4 after her husband and his parents refused to believe the domestic help’s indiscretions. The domestic help along with the victim’s father and grandparents have now been charged by the Malabar Hill police under the POCSO Act.On Monday, the police also recorded a statement of the woman’s son in front of the magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC. Kathua rape verdict: 3 sentenced for life, 5-yr term for 3 accused announced by special court IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:04Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:04?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

first_imgProfessor Shamnad BasheerTwitter Intellectual Property Law specialist Shamnad Basheer passed away in a freak car accident in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. The 43-year-old scholar, who was the founder of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA, was missing for the past four days after he had gone to Baba Budan Giri from Bengaluru for a health check-up on July 28. Shamnad was scheduled to return to Bangalore on Monday (August 5) but remained untraceable. His family members filed a missing complaint on Wednesday. The search party, along with the local police, was unable to locate his car initially due to heavy rains and thick fog in the area but later found it parked away from the road.Although an investigation into the incident is underway and the cause of death is yet to be ascertained, the Superintendent of Police of Chikkamagaluru, Harish Pandey, told The Hindu, “It seems like he slept in the car, switching on the heater. Inhaling too much of carbon monoxide could be the reason for his death. There are chances of a short-circuit too.”The post mortem will be conducted on Friday and his mortal remains will be taken to Kerala for the last rites. “We are waiting for the post-mortem to be done to obtain clarity on the death. Foul play is being ruled out because the car was locked from the inside and the key was in the ignition,” said Pandey. Professor Shamnad opened a new portal and paved the way for the production of cancer drugs at minimal cost in India. The legal scholar also argued that India has the potential to produce medicines for diseases, including leukaemia, without the application of global patent law.In a landmark battle with the Swiss drugmaker Novartis in 2012, Shamnad had argued before a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court that the company was trying to sell Glivec, a cancer cure medicine at a distinct twentyfold markup. The medicine is sold by the generic drug makers in India at a very low price and Novartis had tried for a patent over Glivec, which was rejected after which it approached the apex court.Shamnad, who is from Kerala’s Kollam, completed his graduation from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and did his post-graduation from the University of Oxford. He was also the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the George Washington University law school in Washington DC.He started his career with an intellectual property law firm in Delhi, Anand and Anand. He founded IDIA in 2010 with a vision to help the students from rural and disadvantaged backgrounds to crack law entrance exams and provide them with quality education.In 2008, he joined the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, as the first Ministry of Human Resource Development Chaired Professor in Intellectual Property law. He was awarded the Infosys Prize for Humanity in recognition of his outstanding contributions to legal issues.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Members of the Matua community staged demonstrations at different parts of the state, protesting against the exclusion of the names of 40 lakh Bengalis in the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC).It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had stated that with exclusion of their names, the people have turned refugees in their own country and it is the outcome of BJP’s “vote politics”.Stating that the “people are being isolated”, the Chief Minister had said: “BJP’s divide and rule policy to isolate people has led to the situation.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Chief Minister, who is in Delhi at present, criticised the government at the Centre over Assam’s NRC issue.The protest started at around 8 am and continued till noon. People from the community carried out agitation mainly in North 24-Parganas and Nadia districts. They also put up a symbolic railway blockade at Panihati Railway Station.With the protest, there was a disruption in train services since morning at different stations of Sealdah Division. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere were obstructions at various stations of the Sealdah-Ranaghat Main Line, Sealdah-Bangaon, Sealdah-Dankuni and Barasat Hansnabad sections.There were obstructions at Sandalia, New Barrackpore, Gobardanga, Dum Dum, Belghoria, Ichhapur, Kanchrapara, Chakdaha, Halisahar, Bira, Naihati, Titagarh, Palta, Baranagar, Sodepur, Dankuni, Machlandapur, Habra, Ashoknagar, Duttapukur, Bamangachi, Barrackpore, Badkulla,Bongaon, Ranaghat, Akaipur, and Thakurnagar. The train services resumed at around 12 noon. There was cancellation of 51 local trains of Sealdah Division.People from the Matua community also protested against the move by putting up a roadblock at Bagnan in Howrah on National Highway 6, demanding immediate steps so that people do not turn refugees in their own country.There were long queues of vehicles on the national highway. It took some time to normalise the traffic movement after the demonstration was withdrawn.Commuters were greatly inconvenienced as train services in the main section were badly hit. The demonstration was lifted and train services became normal from noon.last_img read more