Moroccan Artists Express Support for Saad Lamjarred

Rabat – Several Moroccan artists publicly expressed their support for and solidarity with singer Saad Lamjarred following his arrest in Paris last month for the alleged sexual assault of Laura Prioul, a 20-year-old French woman.During  a party for Moroccan artists held on Monday  at the National Theater of Mohammed V in Rabat, Moroccan singer Najar Rajoui asked  the audience to stand in solidarity with Lamjarred and pray for him to be released and declared “innocent” by French court hearing the case.After he was arrested, multiple famous Moroccans artists including Dounia Batma, Ibtissam Tiskat, Othmane Mouline and Hatim Ammor, took to social media to express their support for him. Lamjarred’s case is still underway, French lawyer Eric Dupont Moretti, one of three attorneys hired by the Moroccan King to defend Lamjarred, said last week. “The trial of Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has not been scheduled thus far,” the French lawyer told Moroccan news outlet Hespress. Moretti went on to dismiss recent rumors circulating on social media regarding Lamjarred’s hearing as baseless. “The board of Lamjarred’s lawyers, which includes myself, Brahim Rachidi, and Jean Marc Fedida, is working to set a hearing date for the near future,” Moretti said. “ We requested that the court urge the 20-year-old alleged victim, Laura Prioul, to appear in court as well,” he added.Seeking to contextualize her refusal to face Lamjarred in court, Prioul said in a post on her Facebook account: “I am experiencing a dire psychological crisis due to the rape incident allegations” […] My lawyer has submitted a medical certificate proving my deteriorated health status.”Edited by Constance Guindon read more

Sri Lanka appoints reputed businessman as Honorary Consul

With the appointment of Claus Holtmann to Hannover, Sri Lanka is well represented in all major political and business centers in Germany by its Honorary Consuls.During this occasion Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul to Bremen, Thomas Kriwat, Chief Executive Officer of Mercmarine Group of Companies, who has extensive business interests in Sri Lanka and Germany was also appointed to look after Bremen and the Northern Part of Lower Saxony (North of the administrative districts Neinbugr/Wesr, Heidekreis and Luneburg). (Colombo Gazette) The Hannover Congress Centrum, the largest exhibition center in the world, hosts over sixty national and international trade fairs regularly, including the computer trade show CeBIT and the Hannover Fair. These fairs are attended by about two million visitors. Claus Holtmann, the Managing Partner of Holtmann GmbH & Co.KG and the Chief Executive Officer of Expomondo S.r.L Milano, would be able to assist Sri Lanka through his expertise in the trade fair business and his connections with the industry. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilaka Amunugama on behalf of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, handed over the letter of Commission to Claus Holtmann as the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka with the jurisdiction of Southern part of Lower Saxony (South of the administrative districts of Diepholz, Verden, Rotenburg (Wumme) and Harburg), based in Hannover.Hannover, the capital of the Federal State of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) is well known for its industrial and commercial headquarters, including the automotive supplier Continental AG, the Volkswagen Commercial vehicles, the vehicle system manufacturer WABCO, the construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu Hanomag, the Varta battery factory and the abrasive manufacturer VSM United Emery and machine factories. The food industry is represented with Bahlsen, Harry’s bread and the brewers’ guild brewery and mansions brewery. read more

Daimler warns of profits snag from diesel airbag recall

BERLIN — German automaker Daimler expects pretax profits this year to be significantly lower than 2018, after setting aside more money to tackle the fallout from its diesel emissions problems and an airbag recall.Friday’s announcement drove down Daimler shares, which were 1.1% lower at 46.52 euros ($52.50) on the Frankfurt exchange at midday.It’s the second time Daimler has revised its profit forecast downward in recent weeks.The company said its flagship Mercedes-Benz Cars unit is expected to see a return on sales of 3-5%, down from a previous estimate of 6-8%.Daimler is setting aside a further 1.6 billion euros for “ongoing governmental and court proceedings and measures relating to Mercedes-Benz Diesel vehicles.”It said it’s also increasing reserves related to the recall of Takata airbags by 1 billion euros.The Associated Press read more

Home sales in the Toronto region slip from year ago but prices

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 5, 2013 9:45 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales in the region for May were down 3.4 per cent from a year ago, but the average selling price headed higher.The board says there were 10,182 sales through the Multiple Listing Service last month, up 3.4 per cent from 10,544 in the same month last year.However, the board says the average selling price last month was $542,174, up by 5.4 per cent compared with $514,567 in May 2012.The board attributed the higher average price to a tight market for single-detached and semi-detached home sales in Toronto.Average condominium apartment prices were also up slightly.Toronto Real Estate Board president Ann Hannah says a number of households who put their decision to buy on hold last year as a result of stricter lending guidelines are starting to become active again. Home sales in the Toronto region slip from year ago, but prices higher: board read more

San Diego assemblymans gun control bill heads to Gov Browns desk

first_imgSan Diego assemblyman’s gun control bill heads to Gov. Brown’s desk KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 28, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: gun control, San Diego Assemblyman Todd Gloria FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 9:00 AM August 28, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego lawmaker’s bill to regulate concealed carry weapons is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk after receiving final bipartisan approval Monday from the Assembly.AB 2103, introduced in February by Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, mandate a minimum of eight hours of training and live-fire shooting exercises to obtain a concealed carry permit in California. Under current state law, no training is required to acquire a concealed carry permit and/or weapon, he said.The gun control groups Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety sponsored the bill, which is strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association, Gloria said.The state Senate approved the legislation last week.“From day one, this bill has been about protecting the public. From day one, this bill embodied an important yet straightforward message: enough is enough,” Gloria said. “With the continued prevalence of gun violence in this nation, we can no longer be idle or claim ignorance.”Brown has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the bill. Gloria’s spokesman, Nick Serrano, expressed optimism that Brown will sign it into law, noting that Gloria’s office and Brown’s office have worked together through the amendment process.Wendy Wheatcroft, leader of the California chapter of Moms Demand Action, said the legislation would “solidify California’s status as a leader in gun safety. This bill can prevent tragedy before it strikes by ensuring concealed weapons holders demonstrate that they can operate a firearm safely.”The bill’s bipartisan success “speaks volumes,” Serrano said, noting that gun violence has continued to plague the country and draw headlines, most recently on Sunday with a shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, that took several lives.“It’s about being smarter,” Serrano said. “We want to make sure guns aren’t getting into the wrong hands.” last_img read more

Oregon voters legalize recreational marijuana

first_imgPORTLAND — Oregon voters legalized recreational pot use Tuesday, making the state the third to approve the drug for commercial sales. Legalization backers spent more than $3 million on advertising in the month before the election. Opponents, largely composed of law enforcement and concerned citizens, failed to mount much of a counteroffensive. Voters in the state rejected a similar bill in 2012. But this time, Oregon’s legalization measure received support from major national donors. “We know that Oregonians are trailblazers on good policy,” said Brad Reed, Yes on 91 spokesman. “We feel like people took a close look at (the marijuana legalization measure), took a close look at the damage prohibition was doing and made a good decision.”Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize pot for recreational use in 2012. Revenue estimates from marijuana taxes in those states so far have failed to meet expectations. Oregon’s measure calls for pot legalization by July 1, and requires the state Liquor Control Commission to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2016. The measure prevailed in Oregon’s four largest counties, according to early results, but was trailing in a cluster of smaller counties in rural Eastern Oregon. The marijuana proposal was expected to do well with young voters. But baby boomers also showed strong support for Measure 91, with about six in 10 people between the ages of 50 and 64 voting for it, according to preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks.last_img read more

Police investigate multiple car breakins in Little Haiti neighborhood

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – City of Miami police are currently investigating a string of car break-ins in a Little Haiti neighborhood.Officers responded to a call about four suspicious people in the area of Northwest Third Avenue and 54th Street, just before 3 a.m., Monday.One stolen vehicle was recovered among the break-ins.According to police, three people are being questioned.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Davler Media Group Buys New York Spaces

first_imgMontvale, New Jersey-based Wainscot Media, which publishes 18 regional magazines, has sold New York Spaces to Davler Media Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it includes the magazine, published 9 times per year, its website and its Top 50 Design Gala.New York Spaces was bolstered by Wainscot’s purchase of New York Home from Hour Media back in 2007 when the company folded the latter title into its existing luxury interior design magazine. See Also: Luxury New York Interior Design Mags Set for Merger Jason Kontos, who was editor-in-chief of New York Home and then New York Spaces, will continue in this role with Davler Media. Five other employees will also remain with the magazine. Davler Media was formed in 2004 with backing from Alta Communications and publishes titles for the New York metropolitan area that target the luxury, parenting and visitor markets. Wainscot Media is a spin-off led by Carroll and Mark Dowden, who formed Dowden Health Media, which was sold to Lebhar-Friedman in 2005 and again to private equity firm High Road Capital Partners in 2010. New York Spaces is Davler’s fourth acquisition in the last two years. Regional Media Advisors represented Wainscot Media in the deal.last_img read more

Senate Finance puts public employee retirement bill on hold

first_imgLate last month, the Senate Finance Committee introduced bills to cut back the Community Revenue Sharing grant program, and up the amount schools and municipalities pay towards employee’s pensions. But now at least one of those bills – the one dealing with PERS contributions – has been put on hold. The bills were pulled from Monday’s scheduled hearing with less than a day’s notice.Download AudioFour bills introduced last week would dramatically increase local contributions to the Teachers and Public Employees’ Retirement System, halve the community revenue sharing program, and eliminate a college scholarship program.The package of legislation was pulled off the Senate Finance schedule late Sunday ahead of an opportunity for public comment Monday afternoon.School districts, like Dillingham’s, were preparing to paint a picture of the impact of increased PERS and TRS contributions.Superintendent Danny Frazier says it would mean losing more teachers on top of the four positions the district has already cut in a tough budgeting process this spring.“We’ve already been through the budget study where we invited the public to come and comment on the budget,” said Frazier. “And it’s pretty easy to see that 64% of our budget is in personnel. So we don’t have a lot of places to get money except for personnel. So it’s going to impact us greatly in that we could lose 3 teaching positions, and district just doesn’t have the money in reserve to pay these extra expenses.”Even if the legislature passes an anticipated $50 increase to the Base Student Allocation, Frazier says that additional money would make up for less than a quarter of the increased PERS and TRS burden.“I’m sure that some of the Senate members realize there’s going to be a lot of pushback on these bills,” says Kathie Wasserman, executive director of the Alaska Municipal League, “because while they are certainly opposed to raising taxes, it’s really strange that they’re not opposed to us raising taxes.”Wasserman has been working against the bills since they were rolled out last week.“These are not just small bills. These are not small amounts, these are huge amounts. Cities who contribute to their schools — since school districts can’t raise money — all of this is going to fall on municipalities, with the PERS and the TRS. I mean, I can’t imagine what they were thinking when they drafted these bills.”The bill’s sponsors have said some of the new costs to districts and municipalities would be offset by money that’s currently being used for the Alaska Performance Scholarships, and by local property tax increases on veterans and senior citizens.Hearings on the bills were cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.In a press release late Monday afternoon, Senate Majority leaders announced they will not move forward with Senate Bill 209, the PERS increase.The Senate will hold a hearing on S.B. 207, the TRS bill, later this week.last_img read more

40 migrants killed in air strike in Libya

first_imgTRIPOLI: At least 40 migrants were killed and more than 80 injured in an alleged air strike by forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar that hit a detention center in Libya’s capital, a source within the UN-backed government said on Wednesday. According to the source, the attack was carried out overnight by F-16 fighter-bombers taking part in Haftar’s military advance toward Tripoli, reported Efe news. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “The relief teams are working at the site of the attack. There are dozens of victims,” a spokesman for the ‘Volcano of Rage’ operation launched by the so-called government of National Accord to beat back Haftar’s onslaught on the capital region told Efe. Haftar, a strongman declaring himself Libya’s supreme leader, encircled Tripoli on April 4 with the apparent aim of sending a clear message to the international community that his primary objective was to sabotage the current peace plan in place. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Since then, constant fighting has been taking place in the rural areas of southern Tripoli. The clashes have killed nearly 600 people, injured more than 5,000 and forced more than 30,000 families to leave their homes and become displaced. The armed clashes have also severely affected thousands of migrants, mostly sub-Saharan Africans, who are in the vicinity of the capital waiting to attempt to illegally migrate to Europe or who are being held in detention centers after failing to do so. Advertise With Us According to several GNA officials, Haftar has intensified bombing in response to the loss several days ago of the town of Gharyan, located some 100 kilometers from Tripoli and the base that his troops used for the siege of the capital. Libya is a failed state that was thrust into chaos and civil war after NATO helped various rebel groups overthrow the long dictatorship of Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi. Since 2015 it has had two competing governments, one supported by the UN in Tripoli, which barely controls the capital and some small towns in the west of the country, and the other led by Haftar, who controls the rest of the vast territory and most of the oil resources.last_img read more

Italians to send ISSpresso machine to ISS

first_img Explore further Representatives for Lavazza told the press that the company has been working on the idea of a space ready espresso machine for several years. The news that the two companies are near to actually completing such an assignment comes not long after comments made by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano bemoaning the lack of espresso while aboard the ISS, last year. The new machine will use a capsule system (instead of a full ground system) and will be capable of making not just espresso, but several other hot beverages including caffè lungo and coffee. The company notes that the plastic tube that usually conveys hot water inside a normal espresso machine has been replaced by steel tube, making the unit capable of withstanding very high pressure. They also added multiple redundant systems (and likely resistance to vibration) to ensure continued service for many years to come. The changes have meant increased weight however—it’s expected the final machine will be approximately 20 kilograms. The liquid product made by the machine is dispensed into a plastic bag—the astronaut will be able to enjoy his or her beverage by sipping it through a straw. ( —A pair of Italian companies in cooperation with the Italian Space Agency (ISA) has announced plans to send an espresso machine to the International Space Station, (they’re calling it the ISSpresso machine) allowing astronauts to sip hot drinks while conducting research. Lavazza, a well known maker of espresso machines has joined forces with Italian aerospace engineering company Argotec to design an espresso machine capable of withstanding the rigors of space travel—one that can also dispense the liquid in a way that allows astronauts in low gravity to drink products without making a mess aboard the space station. Citation: Italians to send ISSpresso machine to ISS (2014, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2014 Phys.orgcenter_img Huffington Post launching Italian edition The ISSpresso is still undergoing testing but engineers on the project fully expect it to be ready for launch this November as part of a long-term mission by the ISA. The same mission will also include Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian women to be sent into space, and perhaps the first on the ISS to enjoy the pleasure that only a good espresso can bring. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Dont want perfection

first_imgVedic philosophy talks of oneness of being. That ultimately everything merges into one, just like everything emerges out of one. While on the face of it the philosophy might sound simple, imagine converting that into art. Well, artist Satish Gupta has managed to turn the complex philosophy into what he calls ‘sculpturepaintings’. With a series of works which form the exhibition Transcending Eternity, Gupta has attempted to capture the philosophy of oneness in his own unique way. The exhibition is divided into three parts — Vishnu, Shiva and Devi — which together encapsulate into Brahmin or the Ultimate Reality. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The exhibition comprises sculpturepaintings, paintings and sculptures.  Sculpturepaintings, simply put, are small bronze sculptures that frame the canvas. Gupta has brought in the concept of duality — of micro and macro — into the paintings too which have a large image with several small images painted in the background.There is also a huge installation of Garuda which took him six months to make. The colour scheme varies in the series’. For instance, the imagery of Vishnu has been done in rich colours since he is considered to be the provider. The 10 avatars of Vishnu are done in oil on gold-leaf canvas. The nine manifestations of the Devi have been done in colours of the rainbow. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix ‘I wanted to merge the second and third dimensions. And since I am both a sculptor and a painter, I thought why not merge both? After all, life is one and there are no barriers,’ explains Gupta. ‘I have tried to show life on macro and micro levels. There are billions of cells in the body and likewise in the gallery. The repetition acts as a mantra invoking the gods,’ the artist further explains. Each one his works have taken months of research and then 3-4 months of hard work to complete. The research, that he has been doing for more than 20 years now, has taken him to various places including the Tirupati Balaji temple. He has been to lots of Shiva and Devi temples to feel the energy of those points.  In Tirupati, he sat inside the deity’s chamber and did some drawings. ‘Each work is a meditation. I had to absorb them. They are not just paintings, they are meditations,’ insists a calm Gupta.   Is he religious? Gupta denies, adding: ‘Going beyond religion is beautiful. You don’t see any difference between the gods. Even though I am paintings religious images, my paintings go beyond that,’ says the artist.  Gupta says he intentionally keeps the imperfections in his works even though he can correct them (as seen in some of the works in this exhibition).  ‘Sometimes it takes much more to do a simple drawing. For it to be alive takes a lot. Unless it has chi, the work is dead. The work could be imperfect but full of life,’ explains Gupta.  Does he strive for perfection? ‘I do but I hope I never achieve it. Because there is nothing beyond perfect and you tend to get egoistic,’ he sums up.DETAILAt: Gallery Art & Soul, Zazen Studio, E 20, South City 1 Gurgaon On Till: TodayTimings: 11 am to 7 pmPhone: 9811021898last_img read more

VIDEO Zeke Elliott tackled a fan on the field during Pro Bowl

first_imgZeke Elliott can do it all. The Cowboys superstar rookie run, catch, and block. During last night’s Pro Bowl, he showed he can also tackle.During the game action, some knucklehead ran onto the field for a sprint to glory before heading for a night in jail. He was stopped dead in his tracks when Elliott jumped out from the sidelines and took the trespasser down to the ground like Sean Lee.Elliott let the kid up, and then raced him to the end zone and the awaiting cops.Ezekiel Elliott can do it all, including security detail. The whole scene was weird, but, then again, the Pro Bowl was in Florida.Watch Ezekiel Elliott Chase Down And Tackle Fan Who Ran Onto The Field At The Pro Bowl— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) January 30, 2017last_img read more

Party leaders assets debts salaries published

first_imgAs far as party leaders go, Disy’s Averof Neophytou appeared to be the wealthiest in terms of hard assets, whereas Solidarity’s Eleni Theocharous is flush with cash, according to the capital statements of politicians and politically exposed persons published on Monday.Ranking the MPs from richest to poorest is no straightforward task, as their portfolios vary wildly while the statements that some provided did not disclose in detail the value of their assets.Neophytou declared his total immovable property as valued at €7.25 million, and he owned cars worth €15,000.He did not declare any investments, but owned insurance contracts worth some €64,000.At the same time, he was indebted to the tune of €1.39 million.His deposits in banks came to a mere €854.By contrast, Eleni Theocharous held deposits of €239,271. In addition, she owns immovable property, the value of which is not indicated regarding the majority of the land plots as these are declared as having been transferred to her by her late husband.The land she previously owned on her own was valued at some €256,000. She also owns vehicles worth €24,000.Eleni Theocharous collects a widow’s pension as well as multiple government pensions worth around €60,000 per year. Her annual salary as MEP came to €100,000Theocharous declared no income from investments or shares. She collects a widow’s pension as well as multiple government pensions worth around €60,000 per year.Her annual salary as MEP came to €100,000. Her total debts were €183,000.Diko chief and MP Nicolas Papadopoulos held deposits of €15,000, while his immovable property was valued at €1.9 million, and owned cars worth €70,000.Papadopoulos’ earnings from investments came to €29,750, and €341,000 from insurance contracts.His income as MP was €82,975. Additionally, he declared income from rent at just under €23,000.He did not report any debt.Greens MP Giorgos Perdikis held €202,000 in bank deposits, while the immovable property he declared is worth €347,700. He owns cars jointly with his spouse worth €20,000.Citizens Alliance head Giorgos Lillikas holds €11,900 in deposits, and the cars he owns are valued at €50,000.According to his statement, he does not own shares in any corporation. However, the value of debentures and other securities held jointly with his spouse comes to €63,000. Lillikas also owns 800 securities in his name only, but their value is not disclosed.The insurance contracts he holds are worth €81,720.Lillikas also declared ‘other income’ of over €150,000 per annum. His debts totalled €597,985.Edek leader Marinos Sizopoulos, a dermatologist by trade, declared deposits ‘less than €10,000’. His immovable property is worth €42,000.The value of the vehicles he owns was stated at €206,000 — a Maserati GT, Mercedes SL350, and a Smart.He declared debt from a private loan of ‘around €150,000’.Akel’s Andros Kyprianou held no assets or investments. His bank deposits came to €14,833, and he owns a car worth €11,000.His declared debt totalled €264,000. In addition, he is paying off a €28,900 student loan for his son.ELAM leader Christos Christou held deposits of €1,429. Beyond his MP’s salary, he stated no income from shares or investments.His debt totalled €38,153.Meanwhile Diko MP Christiana Erotokritou declared immovable property worth €705,000. Her deposits in three different banks totalled €400,000.The capital statements can be found on the parliament’s website: You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Water in reservoirs at low level

first_imgWater reserves in reservoirs currently stand at 14.6 per cent of capacity, evenlower than last year when they stood at 20 per cent.After the House agriculture committee discussed the issue on Tuesday, its chairman Akel MP Andreas Kakalias said the island’s water management system faces many problems and a holistic approach is needed to deal with the issue, which is a major problem in Cyprus.The committee raised the issue of implementing a single pricing policy in relation to water charges and that there should also be special tariffs for livestock and farming needs, which so far do not exist, with the result that livestock areas are billed like households, up to €5 per tonne. “Farmers cannot cope with such charges,” he said.He added that the committee had asked the relevant ministries to look at the issue and study the introduction of a farm tariff.The issue of the debts of the Limassol water board was also addressed.“It’s an old story we all know, tens of millions have been written off. Today we have been informed that there are some accumulated debts at the water board, it is an issue that will concern us in the next few days,” Kakalias concluded.At the moment there are different charges in the various regions around the island which are decided by the local water boards.In past years the government has on numerous occasions written off debts by farmers after large regions were classified as drought stricken areas.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

The Lion King See All the Character Posters for Disneys New LiveAction

first_img 50 days. #TheLionKing— Disney (@Disney) May 30, 201950 days. #TheLionKing— Disney (@Disney) May 30, 2019The Lion King was an instant hit with audiences around the world when it was released, and a hugely successful musical theatre version still runs on New York’s Broadway and in London.Meanwhile, talking about his experience working on the live-action project, Favreau told, “Between the quality of the rendering and the techniques we’re using, it starts to hopefully feel like you’re watching something that’s not a visual effects production, but something where you’re just looking into a world that’s very realistic. And emotionally, feels as realistic as if you’re watching live creatures. And that’s kind of the trick here, because I don’t think anybody wants to see another animated ‘Lion King,’ because it still holds up really, really well.”Follow @News18Movies for more Alfre WoodardBeyonce KnowlesChiwetel EjioforDisney First Published: May 31, 2019, 8:46 AM IST Disney released the first movie posters for the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. New character posters for the cast include a look at Simba, voiced by Donald Glover, and Nala (Beyonce Knowles) as young lion cubs as well as adults after they reunite. Scar and Mufasa are also featured, as well as Simba’s friends Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu and Rafiki.Director Jon Favreau, who has previously helmed films like Iron Man, Chef and The Jungle Book, worked with Oscar-nominated cinematograph Caleb Deschanel to bring to life the photo-realistic versions of the popular characters from one of Disney’s biggest animated hits of all time. The new movie follows the plot of the Oscar winning 1994 animation about lion cub Simba, who flees his kingdom after his villainous uncle Scar connives to take his father Mufasa’s place as king. It boasts a voice cast that includes singer Beyonce and actors Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen and James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the 1994 version.50 days. #TheLionKing— Disney (@Disney) May 30, 2019last_img read more