Girls today in the United States are far less likely than boys to achieve the recommended amounts of physical activity. By age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys.In an effort to inspire girls and women to continue to be physically active, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation are joining forces for a second year to shine a spotlight on the disparities between girls’ and boys’ physical activity rates and inspire a new generation of strong, active women.“Data shows that across the United States, less than 50% of middle school girls get the recommended amount of physical activity each day,” says Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation and Board Member of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “Why does this matter? This gap in physical activity results in fewer opportunities for girls to develop critical teamwork, confidence, and leadership skills that will help them thrive throughout their lives– as well as to be physically healthy.”Building off the success of its first year, the #GirlsAre campaign demonstrates the myriad ways girls show their strength using the hashtag #GirlsAre, and encourages supporters to sign the pledge to celebrate girls’ athleticism and to write an empowering note to your younger, athletic self. Launching today and running through June 4th, the campaign coincides with National Physical Fitness & Sports Month in May.The #GirlsAre campaign is bringing together more than 40 non-profit and media partners, as well as celebrity voices to inspire a new generation of strong, active women.Media partners for #GirlsAre include Fatherly, Refinery29, and Woman’s Day.Campaign partners include AdCap, Afterschool Alliance, After-School All-Stars, American Heart Association, Baseball for All, BOOST Collaborative, Boys and Girls Club for Greater Houston, Cage Cricket USA, Carl Sandburg College, Changing the Game Project, ChildObesity180, Coach Cam, Duval County Medical Society Foundation (NEFL), Fuel Up to Play 60, GENYOUth, Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls on the Run International, INEOS ICAN Foundation, JJ’s I’m Me Foundation, LA84 Foundation, Lakeshore Foundation, National Afterschool Association, National Farm to School Network, National Fitness Foundation, National Girls Collaborative Project, National Recreation and Park Association, Play Like a Girl, Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership, Salud America, Sportime featuring SPARK, Sports and Arts Foundation, Texas A&M School of Public Health, The First Tee, The KenKou Group, The OrganWise Guys, Tony Hawk Foundation, Up2Us Sports, Voices for Healthy Kids, the Wasserman Foundation, Women’s Sports Foundation, YMCA of Greater Houston and YWCA Chicago.Influential voices include Hilaria Baldwin, Joy Bauer, Wade Davis, Kaliya Johnson, Becca Myers, Megan Rapinoe, Rachael Ray, Allison Stokke and Abby Wambach.
Twitter Logo: Montréal Pride Celebrations (CNW Group/Montréal Pride Celebrations) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement More than a Parade: A Complete Festival! This 13th edition of the Montréal Pride festival, presented by TD Bank Group, in collaboration with Casino de Montréal, is divided into three categories of activity including a community, a festive and a cultural component. Over 250 activities divided among the three components will include 20 free super productions, a T-Dance and DJ performances every evening, and will appeal to persons of the sexual and gender diversity as well as to their allies.TD Bank Group, a Loyal Partner of the Montréal Pride FestivalFor the ninth consecutive year, the Montréal Pride festival is relying on the TD Bank Group as the official presenter of the event and on its commitment to the communities of the sexual and gender diversity. “Promoting the values of diversity, respect and inclusion have been part of the TD Bank Group corporate culture for many years and we are proud and pleased to be associated with our official presenter for a ninth year, on our way to a decade of support,” explains Éric Pinault, the festival’s founding president.“We are excited to partner with Pride Montréal and the LGBTQ2+ community. We recognize the importance of opening the doors to a more inclusive environment for today and for the future, and we know how important that is for both our colleagues and our customers. This year, TD Bank Group is supporting over 160 LGBTQ2+ initiatives and 83 Pride festivals throughout North America through funding, partnerships and the volunteering of our employees,” says Stéphan Bourbonnais, Senior Vice President and Region Head, Eastern Canada, TD Private Wealth Management.Casino de Montréal: a Third Year as Presenter For the third consecutive year, the Montréal Pride Festival is also pleased to count on the Casino de Montréal‘s important support as official collaborator for the 2019 edition! The agreement includes all the programming that will be presented on the indoor stage of Espace Casino de Montréal, located in parc des Faubourgs.“The partnership between Casino de Montréal and Montréal Pride has generated a huge wave of pride among all of our Loto-Québec employees, be they part of the LGBTQ+ community or not. We are an official collaborator for the third consecutive year. We are part of the parade for a second time with even more colleagues participating and the novelty this year is that we have improved our agreement with events at the casino itself, notably the Montréal Pride festival launch evening on August 8. We are happy to work for an inclusive organisation that recognizes the importance of celebrating diversity!,” says Patrice Lavoie, spokesperson and Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media for Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries.Flagship Events for the World’s Prides: Community Day, presented by Lyft, and the Parade, presented by Air Canada! The flagship events of the Montréal Pride festival, considered by many to be the heart and soul of all Pride organizations around the world, are the Community Day presented this year by Lyft and the Parade, presented by Air Canada, reminding us that Pride aims to be an event to celebrate our acquired rights and also, to advocate for those we seek.“For 2019, the management, Board of Directors and employees of the festival wish to build on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in Canada to restate that the Pride movement was born of the refusal of our peers to submit to the social and legal injustices they were facing. We wish to mention the introduction of anti-oppression training which is mandatory for all festival employees and volunteers, our public display initiative of posting awareness messages in the park, during the parade presented by Air Canada, and in the format of communiqués to facilitate festival goers’ understanding of different causes we advocate for on a daily basis,” Éric Pineault added.This year, Community Day presented by Lyft, will be held Saturday August 17 along Sainte-Catherine Street East, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau streets. This day will allow members of the LGBTQ+ community and the general public to discover a variety of community organisations and groups, businesses, sports and socio-cultural clubs, each more colorful than the next. This event is aimed at mobilizing, generating awareness and of course, having fun!The Parade, presented by Air Canada, on Sunday August 18 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., will run along René-Lévesque Boulevard, starting at Metcalfe Street and ending on Alexandre-DeSève Street. The 2.7- kilometer route will symbolically leave the former LGBTQ+ zone in the West end to finish at the heart of today’s Village in the East end. For a 6th year, the theme of the parade will be inspired by the rainbow flag. The color violet, the last color on the flag, is being highlighted in 2019. The symbol of spirituality among the communities of the sexual and gender diversity, the color violet and its nuances evoke dreams, gentleness and peace. Resulting from the blending of pink and blue, two colors generally associated with gender stereotypes, violet represents the range of identities. This year, norms are put into question and the multiplicity of nuances is what is being highlighted.Festive Component: the TD stageThe largest LGBTQ+ gathering in Canada and of the Francophone world will get underway at parc des Faubourgs on Friday August 9, as of 6 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony under the theme of Reconciliation with our Indigenous Peoples. The Montréal Pride festival will emphasize the presence and resilience of these communities throughout history as well as the yet little known realities they suffer from during a moment aimed at supporting the cause of the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-spirited persons (MMIW2S). At 8:30 p.m., the atmosphere will turn festive with the performance of Congolese singer-songwriter Dear Denizen, fronting the eclectic group NGABOthat has carved out a loyal following for itself as well as a reputation for incredibly energetic performancesLater, on Friday August 9, Ariane Moffat will take to the TD stage to offer up the main performance only she can provide to cap off the first night of this highly colorful festival. Her presence at the Montréal Pride festival has long been awaited! Our idol, also an openly lesbian mom loved by all, has a show in store for us that promises to be in her image: sincere, open and surprising!On Saturday August 10, as of 6 p.m., a festive rainbow will hang over the TD stage in parc des Faubourgs as open format DJ, DJ Montana, will act as the opener for the KiKi Ball Performance that will begin at 7:30 p.m. with several legendary and major performers of the Montréal and Canadian Ballroom scene. The much anticipated Illusion show will draw crowds as of 8 p.m. as the main performance of the evening with over 150 people on stage featuring some 50 drag queens! The legendary and talented Michel Dorion who has helmed this signature evening for over a decade, has several unforgettable moments and lots of surprises in store for everyone. Of note, among others, is the return of the Drag Challenge, won last year by sports personality Georges Laraque, and whose participants will be announced tomorrow, August 6, by the ever-discreet Rita Baga on the Bonsoir, Bonsoir show!To top off this first weekend of free performances on the TD stage, on Sunday August 11, the Montréal Pride festival will proudly present a once-only, 100 per cent Québécois show following a 6 p.m. DJ Set by the incomparable Eve Salvail. Supernovas promises to be a prideful explosion of Quebec talent with touches of rock, blues and soul and the performances of greats Luce Dufault, Claude Dubois, King Melrose, Debbie Lynch-White, Florence K, Cassiopée, Kim Richardson, and many others! The evening’s concept and artistic direction are signed Marleen Ménard, one of our LGBTQ+ community’s key allies, with the musical direction by Denis Courchesne. This is a unique event festival goers will not want to miss!After a two-day hiatus on August 12 and 13, the parc des Faubourgs venue will be ready for the second Montréal Pride festival weekend! At 6 p.m. on Wednesday August 14, the duo of DJ Franz & Diskommander will be in charge of the TD stage to warm up the crowd prior to the extra special performance by Bo*Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Is Bo*Johnson a Voice, a Beautiful Soul or a Diva? Everyone can say or think what they want but there is no doubt that this outstanding artist will please and set the scene for the VAGUE show at 8 p.m. An evening to let oneself go with the flow and surf on the melodies of these new wave artists! To be expected: a whirlpool of emotions that will sometimes immerse the audience in troubled waters and sometimes in a river of calm with the performances of artists Safia Nolin, Alexandra Stréliski, Beyries, La Bronze, Geoffroy, Annie Sama, Anthony Carle, Wake Island and Mathis Xavier, and waves of others!At 6 p.m. on Thursday August 15, DJ Gigi will host, entertain and of course, get the tens of thousands of people to dance while they wait to take in for a fourth year in a row, the world’s largest ever show of Queens having participated in the popular reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Though Drag Superstars, presented by MAC Cosmetics will begin on stage at 8 p.m., it is strongly recommended that revelers show up early on that evening to get the chance to enjoy host Sasha Velours and the exclusive performances of Yvie Oddly, A’keria C. Davenport, Brooke Lynn Eight, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Trinity Taylor, Detox, Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon, Willam, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa « Miss Vangie » Mateo! This highly popular evening would be incomplete without the half-time show headlined by some of Quebec’sfavorite drag queens!It goes without saying that the beat will be marked on the TD stage at parc des Faubourgs on Friday August 16, at 6 p.m., as the talented DJ Minas performs his set before the Excellence evening begins at 8 p.m. For this third edition of Excellence, this presentation of incredible beauty aimed at creating a safe space and allowing the artistic expression by and for queer and/or trans people of color, will be hosted by Elle Barbara and highlight the talents of Cyber, Randay, Jade Above, Andy Razafi, Apollin, Joy Rider, Tammy Tuesdayz and Tika! At 10 p.m., it will be Margaret Cho‘s turn to wish the audience in her inimitable way, a memorable 2019 Pride! This bisexual comedian who has constantly advocated against racism, bullying and for the full recognition of persons socially discriminated against, will raise laughter from her audience and no doubt by the same token, some pertinent reflection!Already anticipated by all, the JetSet evening presented on August 17 at 8 p.m., will follow the 6 p.m. DJ Set by world renowned and award winning (Emmy) DJ Stephan Grondin. JetSet will offer up performances by Geneviève Leclerc, Luciana and Brian Justin Crum culminating with LGBTQ+ ally extraordinaire, Ciara, whose much awaited return is being hailed across the planet!The 13th edition of the Montréal Pride festival will end on Sunday August 18, as of 3 p.m. with a memorable T-Dancewith the freshness of DJ Lady McCoy whose sounds will wake-shake up revelers until the extravagant Las Bibas from Vizcaya takes over at 6 p.m. to set fire to parc des Faubourgs during a set where Janice Robinson (Dreamer, There Must Be Love) will make a special appearance. At 9 p.m., legend DJ Tom Stephan will further stoke the fires of the audience on the TD stage with the closing notes and rhythms of the 2019 Montréal Pride festival!Festive Component: Espace Casino de MontréalOn Friday August 9, at 6 p.m., Montreal-based DJ Bamboo Herman who started her career in the East End of London’sunderground queer scene at the beginning of this decade will inaugurate the indoor and air conditioned Espace Casino de Montréal, with an inspired set of Classic House (Acid, Chicago) and tribal with a touch of London Bass! At 9:30 p.m., she will hand it over to Shawnee, a Canadian Mohawk artist that Billboard Magazine recently added to its “people to know in music” chart while MTV has included her to its “Best Genderfluid Artist” list as a bi-spiritual person.On Saturday August 10, at 9 p.m., the Place à la relève show, a youthful evening spotlighting numerous emerging artists returns to the Espace Casino de Montréal. Hosted by Middle and Christopher Marlot, this exceptional evening will spotlight such newcomers as Nick Saanto, Tommy Khuon + Bussdown, Kat Louis, Middle, Narcisse, Sincerely Shyy, Jojo, Tygr Willy, BiCurious George, Hugo Lacchia, Ezechiel, Néon and Christopher Marlot!The absolutely crazy and long-awaited FUNDAMENTAL: The 50 Years of Gay Liberation Kiki Ball will be attracting the crowds on Sunday August 11, as of 5 p.m., with KIKI categories inspired by a half century of struggles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. This memorable evening which is always sold out, will be co-hosted by Elle Barbara, Brian Amazon Disney & Twysted Miyake-Mugler Siriano and notably star Byrell The Great!Following a pause on Monday and Tuesday, the Espace Casino de Montréal will resume on Wednesday August 14 at 7 p.m., with the rhythms of the Club Bolo celebrating its 25 years of activity and its cowgirls and cowboys ready to set fire to the dance floor! At 8 p.m., the Queerlesque Show will offer up an evening of burlesque cabaret highlighting the scintillating talents of a baker’s dozen of Montreal-based queer burlesque artists who are renowned the world over. Among the artists who will be performing: Bunny Valentin et Bobby Ananass, Cici Garette, Gigi Marx, Grant Canyon, Honey Dynamite, Honey Lustre, La Gourmande, Miss Enchantée, Queeny Ives, Rosie Bourgeoisie, Them.Cee Shecteroni and Talia Della Crema! To wrap up this diversity-filled evening, Tranna Wintour and Thomas Leblanc will present the humorous play Being Britney as of 9:30 p.m. Tranna and Thomas along with a hallucinating cast of performers will present a journey to rival a greek odyssey. From the Mickey Mouse Club to I’m a Slave 4 U and including Baby One More Time, from Louisiana to Las Vegas, Being Britney promises to leave no one indifferent!The charming and fresh Roxane Bruneau will present her intimate performance with the essence only she can share with her audience on Thursday August 15, at 9:30 p.m. The openly lesbian singer, whose marriage proposal went around the world, will invite spectators to join her in a universe of her making, free spirited and rich in humour. “The Montréal Pride festival can only be proud of Roxane’s presence as well as that of all the other artists who will once again ensure the success of the Espace Casino de Montréal this year! Roxane is magnificently representative of this venue’s programming that we have wished to be accessible, safe and a reflection of our various communities,” stated Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, the festival’s Vice-President. An evening not to be missed!As of 6 p.m. on Friday August 16, it will be time for the 100% Drag Night, this year offering four different themed variations of the profession, including song and the representation of our QTBIPOC communities, of drag kings and of persons living with Down’s syndrome! The Karaoshow hosted by Montréal’s drag queen celebrity Chouchoune will turn the heat up with an evening where singing talents will be spotlighted! Later, at 8 p.m., the Afro Drag show will showcase the multi-faceted universe of Montréal’s QTBIPOC community drag queens. At 9 p.m., ManSpread, the only monthly event presenting drag kings in Montréal, will offer different performances that are guaranteed to surprise under the watchful eye of your host, the charming Charli Deville. To wind up this incredible evening, as of 10 p.m., the long awaited Drag Syndrome, the internationally acclaimed British troupe of queens living with Down’s syndrome who will take over the Espace Casino de Montréal stage.On Saturday, August 17 at 8:30 p.m., Mike Lee, an artist of the SGD born in the French territory of Réunion Island and who came to the attention of Quebecers during season number five of Star Académie, will start things off under the theme of charm! The gentleman will offer up pop-modern versions of songs from the crooner repertoire from yesterday up to today. At 10 p.m., one of the festival’s headliners, openly gay singer-songwriter Steve Grand, whose performance is presented by Hotel W, will take over the stage. This talented artist who has uniquely revisited the standards of his musical genre (much more than country) has reached over 18 million hits on YouTube and will no doubt give another sold-out performance!For a perfect ending to this week of celebration and following strong popular demand, the Montréal Pride festival is proud to announce the return of the MONDO DISKO T-Dance on Sunday August 18, as of 6 p.m. This festive event is a tribute to an ever federating musical genre, to a forgotten cultural phenomenon, to hedonistic rituals and to the legendary nights of clubbing! As with its first edition last year, this inclusive dance happening will blast an Avant-garde Disco atmosphere showcasing all the diversity we are capable of! This year persons in charge of this dance floor marathon will be none other than Robert Ouimet, B’ugo, Charly P and Lost Heroes, till 11 p.m.!Community ComponentThe Community component includes the Community day, the workshops, the famous Pride Parade as well as the sexual and gender diversity community gatherings.The community events are at the very heart of the Montréal Pride festival celebrations:Wednesday August 7: Newtworking Cocktail presented by Pride At Work CanadaThursday August 8: Crazy Condom Race with partner organizations RÉZO and Équipe MontréalThursday August 8: Trans Egeria presented by Aide aux Trans du Québec (ATQ)Thursday August 8: Festival Art-en-ciel, a presentation of the Saint-Pierre Apôtre ChurchThursday August 8 to Saturday August 10: PrideHacksThursday August 8 to Friday August 16: Literary PrideThursday August 8 to Sunday August 18: “Two-spirited Persons Among Indigenous People” Exhibit presented by the Centre international d’art contemporain (CIAC) de MontréalFriday August 9: PLURI SECRETS Workshop on consensual flirtingFriday August 9: COVEN: Sinful Pride, a House of Lauren presentationFriday August 9 to Sunday August 18: Youth Safe Space presented by Alter-HeroesFriday August 9 to Sunday August 18: STRANGEr- Photo Exhibit presented RÉZOFriday August 9 to Sunday August 18: ZEN by Maison Plein CoeurFriday August 9 to Sunday August 18: Passion & Handicap SpaceSaturday August 10: Youth BBQ presented by Queer YouthSaturday August 10: Place à la relève Youth Show by the LGBTQ+ Youth Groups CoalitionSaturday August 10: Pride Zumba presented by Attitude FitnessSaturday August 10 to Wednesday August 14: Just Dance presented by Montréal GaymersSunday August 11 : FUNDAMENTAL: The 50 years of Gay Liberation Kiki BallMonday August 12 to Thursday August 15: Indoor Mural presented by Gender Creative KidsMonday August 12 and Tuesday August 13: Film presentations: “Résistances intersexes: une parole à entendre” and “Ni d’Ève ni d’Adam: une histoire intersexe” by Intersexe MontréalTuesday August 13: Fitness Training with Armada MontréalWednesday August 14 : Country Dance Training Session with Club Bolo Country MontréalWednesday August 14 : Conference and film presentation on Guilda presented by the Quebec Gay ArchivesThursday August 15: Launch of Articulation MagazineFriday August 16: Nachle- Queer Bollywood, a Jhalak Montréal presentationFriday August 16: Workshop on Drug Consumption presented by Spectre de rueSaturday August 17: “Amour is Love” Black Pride Photo Exhibit by Never was Average ProductionsCultural ComponentA host of cultural activities are also on the menu of the 2019 Montréal Pride festival. Theatrical plays, creative workshops and pertinent exhibits for the sexual and gender diversity communities are on offer. Thanks to partnerships with the Québec Gay Archives, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts as well as the McCord Museum and multidisciplinary artist Yunus Chkirate, festival goers can visit the following exhibits among others: Inclusion 2019 Exhibition (Yunus Chkirate), Thierry Mugler : Couturissime (MMFA) and the Polaroid Project – Art and technology (McCord Museum)Our Thanks to All our PartnersIn addition to TD Bank Group and Casino de Montréal, the festival is grateful for the essential support of partners such as the Gouvernement du Québec, Gouvernment of Canada, Ville de Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, Air Canada, Fido, Trojan, Pepsi, Lyft, Bell Media, CTV, LSM, Fugues, LSM, Arrondissement de Ville-Marie, Via Rail Canada, Winners, MAC Cosmetics, Eska, Greencooper, SAQ, SDC les Quartiers du Canal, SDC du Village, Out TV, La Vitrine culturelle, Old Dutch, Société de transport de Montréal, Coors Light, Kind, Skip the Dishes, Stoli, Southern Comfort, Fireball, Barefoot as well as CJAD, Virgin Radio and Rouge FM.And our hotel partnes: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Le Centre Sheraton Montréal, Hôtel W, Hôtel Faubourgs Montréal, Hôtel Gouverneur, Hôtel Monville Montréal, Ritz-Carlton Montréal, Delta Montréal Hotel, Hôtel ALT Montréal and Fairfield Inn & Suites Montréal Downtown.About TD Bank GroupThe Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with approximately 12 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.3 trillion in assets on April 30, 2018. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.About the Casino de Montréal Well-known for the variety of its games and excellent customer service, the Casino de Montréal — celebrating its 25thanniversary in 2019 —welcomes over five million visitors every year. The Casino offers a wide range of entertainment options – shows, restaurants, bars, multimedia environment – and an outstanding architecture that has become emblematic of our great city.About the Montréal Pride FestivalSince 2007, at the initiative of Montréal’s LGBTQ+ communities, the Montréal Pride Festival has promoted their rights and celebrated their cultural wealth and social advances. The largest gathering of the communities of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) in the Francophone world works locally on a daily basis while serving as a beacon of hope for people living in LGBTQ+ hostile regions of the globe. In 2018, the festival generated a total attendance of 2.1 million visitors. In 2019, the festivities will be held from August 8th to 18th. More information is available on the web page, the Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts. MONTRÉAL, Aug. 5, 2019 – The 2019 edition of the Montréal Pride festival was officially launched today by founding president Éric Pineault, in a festive atmosphere with several artists present during a press conference held in the Espace C2 of the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Between August 8 and 18, 2019, over 225 artists, 250 activities, a T-Dance and 20 free large scale productions will roll out over the 11-day duration of the largest gathering of the sexual and gender diversity (SGD) communities in the Francophone world and in Canada. With 2019 being a significant year for both the festival and the City of Montréal as they compete to host the WorldPride 2023 event, the Montréal Pride festival presented by the TD Bank Group in collaboration with Casino de Montréal has again exceeded expectations with programming advocating the diversity, parity and breadth of our communities. Ciara, Margaret Cho, Steve Grand, Brian Justin Crum, Luciana, Sasha Velour and Janice Robinson are but a few of the internationally-acclaimed performers who will be joining our favorite local artists Ariane Moffatt, Claude Dubois, Luce Dufault, Safia Nolin, Debbie Lynch-White, Roxane Bruneau, Florence K, Geneviève Leclerc, Cassiopée, King Melrose, Kim Richardson, Eve Salvail, Fanny Bloom, Elizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite, Michel Dorion, Rita Baga and Jimmy Moore!“Everyone on the Montréal Pride festival team is particularly proud of our 2019 programming which once again stands out thanks to the breadth of its diversity and especially, its parity. The 11-day festivities which take off on Thursday, will this year again, definitely meet the Pride festival goers’ expectations with the choice between the main outdoor TD stage and the indoor Casino de Montréal stage, both located in the parc des Faubourgs. With the local and international headliners performing this year, we expect to again exceed our previous records in terms of visitors which position the Montréal Pride event as one of the fastest growing Québec-based festivals,” Éric Pineault stated.A Single Exclusive Venue: parc des Faubourgs Parc des Faubourgs, located near the entrance to Jacques-Cartier Bridge, at the corner of De Lorimier Avenue and Ontario Street East is the event’s principal celebrations venue. This year, general admission as well as free large scale shows will be presented inside the Espace Casino de Montréal in addition to the free outdoor shows happening on the TD stage. Additionally, the popular Espace Gourmand SAQ will satisfy the appetites of festival goers with a wide range of affordable street food. Access to parc des Faubourgs will be open to all between August 9 and 18 with the exception of Monday and Tuesday August 12 and 13. Advertisement
BURLINGTON, Ont. — IKEA Canada has received three reports that one brand of table and floor lamps may cause electrical shocks.The retailer says it hasn’t received any report of injury but is recalling all three models of Gothem (GOTH’-em) lamps.It says customers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase will not be required.The Gothem lamps have been sold by IKEA since last October.About 1,260 pieces have been sold in Canada and 53,000 worldwide.IKEA says the metal body of the lamps can become electrified if the cables are damaged.Loblaw pulled French’s ketchup because it was ‘cannibalizing’ PC brand sales, leaked memo revealsChipotle Mexican Grill Inc says food-safety fallout will lead to its first-ever quarterly lossLoblaws to re-stock French’s ketchup after social media backlash
Two Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested seven Indian fishermen along with two fishing trawlers for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and engaged in bottom trawling in Sri Lankan territorial waters about 12.5 Nm and 9.5 Nm off Northwest of Delft Island yesterday (July, 12), the Colombo Page quoted the Navy website. This statement comes after; Sri Lankan Navy arrested four Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in their territorial waters on July 17. As per the Sri Lankan Navy, the Fast Attack Craft of the Northern Naval Command of Colombo arrested the fishermen about 9 Nm Northwest of Kovilan.Along with the Indian fishermen, the Navy also took a fishing dhow into its custody. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate action for the release of 75 Indian fishermen and 149 boats in Sri Lanka’s custody.Palaniswami said, “I request PM Modi to take immediate action for release of 75 Indian fishermen release and 149 boats from Sri Lanka”. The fishermen were taken to the SLNS Elara, naval base and will be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Fisheries Director for further legal action.Earlier on June 13, at least seven Indian fishermen were reportedly arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy on for trespassing in their waters.The fishermen from Mandapam near Rameswaram were fishing at Neduntheevu Island in the Palk Straits, close to the island nation’s coast Palaniswami had also written a letter to Prime Minister Modi asking the Centre to take necessary steps against Sri Lankan. Sri Lanka recently passed a bill that allows the authorities to imprison bottom-trawling fishermen for two years and fine Rs. 50,000. (Colombo Gazette)
WATCH- how two transport truck drivers saved a life today @NorfolkCountyCA. It happens fast and that decision YOU make as a driver has endless effects on everyone involved. Please #Slowdown and #DriveSafe. #NorfolkOPP ^es pic.twitter.com/JdNfvzWdPK— OPP West (@OPP_WR) September 9, 2019Norfolk OPP say charges are pending after a tractor-trailer took evasive action Monday morning on Highway 24 at Harmony Road to avoid a collision with a pickup truck.No injuries were reported.A video posted by Norfolk OPP shows how close the pickup truck came to being struck by the transport.
“I don’t know what next they will do, but there is a paragraph in the draft letter which I have seen which would require that we proceed and prepare a report on Jenin with all available information, implying ‘do it even if you cannot get on the ground,'” the Secretary-General said in Washington, D.C. He spoke during a joint press conference held after a meeting of the diplomatic “Quartet” on the Middle East, which also includes United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, High Representative for European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov. The Quartet’s meeting, which preceded the press conference, was also attended by Foreign Minister Josep Pique of Spain, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.The Secretary-General stressed that the Council’s letter was still under discussion, but said it was likely that that paragraph would survive. “Once I get that mandate, I will have to determine who undertakes that work,” he noted.Yesterday, the Secretary-General wrote a letter to the Security Council detailing his efforts to implement resolution 1405, which had welcomed Mr. Annan’s initiative to develop accurate information regarding recent events at the Jenin refugee camp. According to UN officials, in the letter Mr. Annan said he had reluctantly come to the conclusion that Israel had “fundamental” objections to the team’s deployment, which were unlikely to be overcome. In response to a question during today’s press conference, the Secretary-General said that the Quartet’s discussions had touched on the issue of the multinational force he had proposed for the Middle East “based on the premise that the mistrust and the enmity between the two sides is so deep that they are going to need a third-party mechanism, a third-party presence, to help them as we move ahead.”The idea of the force, Mr. Annan noted, was “to help create a secure and calm environment that will allow for reconstruction, the delivery of humanitarian assistance and, as we try to strengthen Palestinian institutions, including security, so that they can honour their commitments.” The presence would also provide the space to continue political and diplomatic discussions, he said. “It is part of the package, not separate from the efforts we are trying to make to find a solution.”
With an initial printing of 3,500 and a French translation expected by the end of this year, the 228-page document is the latest manifestation of a growing trend towards tackling gender issues in the once male-dominated world of peacekeeping. It also reflects the changing nature of conflicts themselves, which increasingly not only target women but involve them as fighters as well.The manual offers detailed guidance for peacekeeping personnel working on a range of issues, including human rights, HIV/AIDS, the protection of children, the media, law enforcement and staff security. While the focus is on meeting the specific needs of women and girls – including those who have suffered sexual violence, and those who may be pregnant or mothers – the text also highlights how men can make a difference.Specific instructions are offered for sensitizing peacekeeping personnel to gender issues. These range from providing both male and female condoms to increasing women’s representation in the missions, especially in the higher ranks. According to the publication, women represented only 1.5 per cent of all military personnel provided by Member States to UN operations in 2003.”The launch of this Package is an important milestone in the evolution of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations’ commitment to mainstreaming a gender perspective in all functional areas of peacekeeping operations,” said Assistant Secretary-General Hédi Annabi at a panel discussion in New York.In 2000, there were only two peacekeeping missions with gender advisers, a figure which has jumped to 10 today. The Department of Peacekeeping also has a permanent gender adviser, Comfort Lamptey, who also addressed gender issues in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).”Today, we can point to some improvements, even whilst we recognize that we have only taken ‘baby steps’ in a long process aimed at transforming our Department into one which both understands and embraces the principle of gender equality as a necessary ingredient for ensuring operational effectiveness in today’s world of peacekeeping,” Mr. Annabi added.In a forward to the book, which comes with a CD-Rom containing additional resources, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, says gender mainstreaming is “in many ways, still a new concept and we will, no doubt, learn many lessons as we move forward.”As such, he says, the guide is “very much a work in progress.”
Caisse de depot to invest up to US$700 million in distressed Indian companies MONTREAL – Quebec pension fund manager Caisse de depot said it plans to invest US$600 million to US$700 million over fours years in India after partnering with Indian financial services company Edelweiss Group.The partnership will invest in stressed companies that can be turned around by restructuring debt, while also financing Indian entrepreneurs and companies.Caisse CEO Michael Sabia says it’s looking for growth by participating in the emergence of innovative and successful businesses in one of the largest developing countries in the world.He says India is “an exceptional country to invest in” because of the quality of investment opportunities and the government’s plans to pursue economic reforms such as bankruptcy legislation.Caisse, which opened an office in March in New Delhi, will also hold a 20-per-cent stake in Edelweiss, which has about US$4.5 billion in assets under management. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3, 2016 9:30 am MDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Fanny Dolansky, Katharine von Stackelberg and Allison Glazebrook from the Department of Classics are co-organizing Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines, which takes place at Brock from May 24 to 27“If male: kill, regardless of his age; if female: seize alive, mainly the young and youthful.”These words, advocating deliberate violence against non-combatant populations, mark the start of a four-day international conference on gender in the ancient Mediterranean world at Brock University.Kathy L. Gaca, associate professor of Classics, Vanderbilt University, will open Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines with a public lecture entitled, “Ancient Warfare and the Forcible Penetration of Borders, Communities and Bodies” (5 to 6:30 p.m. in Academic South 202).Gaca is author of numerous publications, including “Girls, Women, and the Significance of Sexual Violence in Ancient Warfare” in Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights. She, along with more than 100 other speakers will be attending Brock University for Feminism and Classics VI, a quadrennial international conference that addresses gender roles in the ancient world, taking place May 24 to 27.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event and its debut in Canada. The theme, Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines, focuses on sexual and physical boundaries, trans identities and power relationships in the ancient Mediterranean.Co-organisers Allison Glazebrook and Fanny Dolansky from the Department of Classics at Brock stress that the value of the event lies not only in its wide variety of topics but its role as an established venue for raising awareness of new research methods and professional issues affecting female and LGBT academics.“It’s a safe space to discuss professional issues, which are often difficult for young scholars to address given their vulnerable position and status in the profession,” says Glazebrook.Dolansky agrees, “One goal is to discover what the issues and concerns are facing women and minorities in academe working in what have been traditionally considered marginal areas.”The conference includes a public performance of Euripides’ Alcestis on Friday, May 25, (5 to 7 p.m. Pond Inlet) translated and directed by Mary Kay Gamel, professor in the Literature Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Gamel is known for her iconoclastic approach to ancient Greek drama, having produced more than 14 adaptations and translations.“Alcestis a disturbing play because it’s both very alien and very familiar,” says co-organiser Katharine von Stackelberg, associate professor of Classics at Brock. “We read the play now and say ‘I wouldn’t agree to die for my husband!’ But women sacrifice themselves all the time by putting others’ needs ahead of their own.”“Such re-evaluations are part of what makes Feminism and Classics relevant,” she says. “From one angle it seems like women have come a long way, but when put in a three-thousand year perspective you can see there’s still plenty of room for improvement.”The conference is partially funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.
Photo by USA Today.Adrian Peterson could reach a plea deal in his child abuse case that could allow him to return to the NFL and Minnesota Vikings by the weekend.A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow that could end the legal controversy around his indictment in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to his four-year-old son. If a plea deal is reached, which is expected by those closely following the case, Peterson, one of the premier running backs in the league, would be able to resume his career–barring punishment by the NFL. However, because this is a case the NFL has not experienced, the extent of any further punishment is unknown until commissioner Roger Goodell makes an announcement.The plea deal will lesson his charges to a misdemeanor, which could lighten any penalty the league would levy. The judge will also consider the bond revocation that prosecutors called for after Peterson admitted to smoking marijuana before his initial court date in September.Peterson has missed eight games while under his current deal that allows for him to be paid while the chargers are under investigation. The Vikings have managed without his explosive skill, but would welcome back his talents.Peterson was ridiculed in many circles for what was deemed excessive and abusive in how he disciplined his child. It is likely that protesters will picket at games when/if Peterson returns, with many viewing the severity of the punishment he meted out (based on photographs) quite alarming.Meanwhile, according to TMZ, in a recent police report Peterson texted the mother of his child saying, “Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know their daddy has the biggest heart but don’t play no games when it comes to acting right.”Attitudes around discipling a child have changed significantly over the years. Baby boomers routinely were disciplined with belts or “switches.” It’s different today, especially, in Peterson’s case, considering the extent of the child’s injuries. The case took on a racial element as many African-Americans, particularly in the South, viewed Peterson’s actions as similar to the way they were were disciplined themselves—or the way they still discipline their children.
An upset of No. 14 Nebraska seemed possible for Ohio State on Saturday, but the Buckeyes found a new way to lose.One week after nearly being shutout at Ohio Stadium for the first time since 1982, the Buckeyes (3-3, 0-2) coughed-up a 27-6 lead and allowed the Cornhuskers (5-1, 1-1) to creep back into the game and eventually eke out a 34-27 win. Sophomore quarterback Taylor Martinez and junior running back Rex Burkhead converted a key second-half score to help clinch a win in Nebraska’s first-ever Big Ten home game.OSU got off to a quick start offensively, scoring on a 41-yard field goal on its opening drive, by sophomore kicker Drew Basil. Nebraska tied the game just minutes later with a 50-yard field goal by junior kick Brett Maher.OSU’s offense kept coming, and optimism abounded.Junior tight end Jake Stoneburner scored his first touchdown since Week 2 and his fifth of the season when he collected a pass from Miller near the line of scrimmage and ran 32 yards for a touchdown.After stopping the Cornhuskers’ offense on fourth-and-2, sophomore running back Carlos Hyde powered through the line of scrimmage and ran 63 yards to put OSU up, 17-3.Senior left tackle Mike Adams made his return from a five game suspension for selling team memorabilia in exchange for improper benefits in the form of tattoos. Adams’ impact was felt early as he and the OSU offensive line allowed the Buckeyes to rush for 145 yards on its first four drives.Maher added a 34-yard field goal with 2:44 remaining in the first half for Nebraska, but the Buckeyes had one score left in them before half.OSU added a 35-yard field goal by Basil as time expired to restore the 14-point deficit as the Buckeyes took a 20-6 lead into half.Senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, who was suspended for the first five games of the season along with Adams, Daniel “Boom” Herron and Solomon Thomas, was suspended for an additional five games after for being overcompensated during his summer employment.The athletic department announced the NCAA’s ruling on Posey’s additional suspension, which athletic director Gene Smith said was “harsh,” on Friday.Despite Posey’s absence, Miller wasn’t hurting for receiving targets against Nebraska.Hyde scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, but it was sophomore wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown’s diving catch that brought the Buckeyes inside the Cornhuskers’ 10-yard line.The touchdown upped OSU’s lead to 27-6 and the “Buckeye Bounce” chant could be heard throughout the stadium, but only for a short time.A Miller fumble deep in OSU territory resulted in an 18-yard touchdown run by Martinez that cut the Cornhuskers’ deficit to 27-13 with 7:23 remaining in the third quarter.Suddenly, the 85,426 fans in Memorial Stadium came alive.To that point in the game, the fumble was the lone blemish on Miller’s stat line. The freshman had completed 5-of-8 passes for 95 yards, a touchdown and 91 rushing yards. Miller limped off the field late in the third quarter after a rush attempt.Redshirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman, who started the first three games of the year for OSU, went under center for the Buckeyes and skied his first pass of the game out of bounds on a third down play.On Nebraska’s next drive, Martinez connected with sophomore receiver Quincy Enunwa on a 34-yard touchdown pass to slice OSU’s lead to seven points at 27-20.Bauserman struggled after that, going 1-of-7 on OSU’s next two drives.On the defensive side, OSU held the Cornhuskers to 117 total yards of offense in the first half, but with the comeback nearly complete, the Nebraska offense wouldn’t be denied in the second half.Junior running back Rex Burkhead drew the team level with a 30-yard touchdown reception with 7:35 remaining in regulation.A Bauserman pass on second down was intercepted by Nebraska, which quickly moved down the field for the winning score. Burkhead ran 17 yards to cap the comeback and sink any hope of an upset by OSU.OSU (3-3, 0-2) continues Big Ten play next week with its first Leaders Division game, which will kick off Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium.
Cleveland Browns defensive back Buster Skrine, right, trips up Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jermaine Gresham at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sept. 29. The Browns won, 17-6.Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals managed to escape with a victory, 13-6, over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Paul Brown Stadium Sunday.Cincinnati’s coaching staff decided to play to quarterback Andy Dalton’s strengths in order to limit turnovers. Their plan worked.The Bengals (3-2) won thanks to a solid defense and a strong rushing attack. Cincinnati ran for 162 yards, sacked New England quarterback Tom Brady four times and held the Patriots (4-1) to only 248 total yards of offense.During the game, there were signs that head coach Marvin Lewis has lost some faith in the Bengal signal caller. On Cincinnati’s first drive, the Bengals handed off four straight times before punting and instead of trying to score quickly before halftime, they attempted to run the clock out. The Patriots would end up getting the ball back, kicking a field goal to even the score 3-3.It was an impressive showing for Cincinnati’s secondary as Brady was held without a touchdown pass for the first time since 2010, a record of 52 straight games. Brady was harassed all day by the Bengals’ fierce defensive line which allowed the defensive backfield to make plays and limit New England’s inexperienced receivers. Perhaps the biggest play was made by cornerback Adam Jones who intercepted Brady near the end zone with under a minute left to seal the game.The Bengals defended the pass well against another premiere NFL quarterback, but the question is whether they can carry the momentum of wins like the one against the Patriots over to their next road game against the Buffalo Bills. It is clear that Dalton is nothing more than a game manager and cannot be asked to carry Cincinnati’s offense. Since the Bengals do not have any other feasible options at quarterback at this point in the season, they must work around Dalton’s weaknesses and allow the defense to continue to dominate and win games as they did Sunday. After a solid victory against a true contender in the Patriots, it seems that Cincinnati has found a formula that works and must stick to it.
Held at London’s ExCel centre, the convention offers varying levels of access at different prices. The only ticket that grants direct access to the show’s stars is the VIP package, which costs £2,999.But fans who purchased the top tickets won’t be allowed a refund, with organisers stating: “Tickets are bought for the event not for the guests, if a guest cancels then the event will still go ahead – no refunds can be offered.”Social media users quickly aired their grievances online.One fan wrote: “Why on earth did I buy a Gold ticket???”Another said: “I am going to try and get my refund off Sherlocked if I die doing it. I see no reason why they should get to keep my money.” Next Sunday at #Sherlocked we’ll be having a chat with Benedict’s Parents! Have a question for them? Let us know! pic.twitter.com/Ya6QNwyubW— Baker Street Babes (@BakerStBabes) September 16, 2016 You:what ya gonna London for?Me:SherlockedYou: meeting Benedict!Me: he isn’t confirmedYou: Martin?Me: he isn’t goingYou:oh… Have fun— Sherlock of Baker St (@DetectiveShezza) September 11, 2016 Fans of television show Sherlock, who paid up to £3,000 for the chance to meet its star Benedict Cumberbatch at the annual Sherlocked convention, have expressed outrage on social media after discovering his parents are attending without him.The line-up for the three-day event, which starts on September 23, was announced on Thursday and doesn’t include Cumberbatch or his co-star Martin Freeman, who plays Doctor Watson. Other confirmed guests include Mark Gatiss (who plays Mycroft), Andrew Scott (Moriarty) and Amanda Abbington (Mar).Organisers of the event have been contacted for comment. Amanda Abbington will be at the event, but Martin Freeman and Cumberbatch will not A spokeswoman for Benedict Cumberbatch told Mail Online that he was “on holiday” with his family – thought to include his wife Sophie Hunter and their son Christopher.But attending in his place are his parents, actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, who made a cameo appearance in series three, playing the detective’s on-screen parents. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
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World’s Best Handball Player 2013 Contest begins today! Handball-Planet.com with the strong support of handball journalists and the fans from all over the world, the third year in a row will choose the best player on the Planet. Jury consisted of 11 handball specialists from Germany, Spain, France, Serbia, Ireland, Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Slovenia and Macedonia, made official nominations for all seven positions. Three players per position got certain number of votes and YOU (FANS) as 12th member of Jury have chance to add your votes before the FINAL DECISION.Handball-Planet.com visitors have a chance to vote for the players per position. Player with the most votes in total (no matter on which position) will get the most votes from the fans.BEST LEFT WING 2013BEST LEFT BACK 2013BEST PLAYMAKER 2013BEST RIGHT BACK 2013BEST RIGHT WING 2013BEST LINE-PLAYER 2013BEST GOALKEEPER 2013VOTE UNTIL DECEMBER 2! Jury members:Bjorn Pazen (Germany, Handball-Woche)Bence Martha (Hungary, hatosfal.hu, Digisport)Wojciech Osinski (Poland, przegladsportowy.pl)Rici Gjamovski (Macedonia, MKD Sport)Lojze Grcman (Slovenia, SIOL)Tom O Brannagain (Ireland, EHF TV)Patrick Andersen (Denmark, hbold.dk)Jorge Dargel Amigo (Spain, Marca)Gaston Rudich (Argentina, superhandball.ar)Nicolas Chardon – Handnews.fr TEAM (France)Zika Bogdanovic (Serbia, Balkan-Handball.com)This is the third year of our Contest for the World’s Best Handball Player. Hungarian TOP star Laszlo Nagy won award in 2011 when over 6500 fans voted on our Poll question. In 2012 the World’s best player was Czech star Filip Jicha when over 13.000 fans voted…VOTE AND ENJOY THE RACE ← Previous Story WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER 2013? Next Story → HANDBALL EXCLUSIVE – The first online handball magazine ready for reading!
(Image: Down Syndrome Centre/Facebook)MEET 11-MONTH-old Liam Caseirio from Dublin.This week, a photo of him in his St Patrick’s Day get-up received more likes and shares on Facebook than any of Justin Bieber’s posts, with his happy little face being spread all over the world.The little boy’s uncle, Ronan O’Dulaing, told TheJournal.ie that his family was “blessed with its newest addition” last April. “Liam was born with Down Syndrome, a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome, and making life a tougher challenge,” he said.Liam’s parents Paulo and Meadhbh have participated in several fund raising activities to provide for others with special needs .“At the tender age of 8 months , Liam became Mr January in Down Syndrome Centre’s annual calendar, unknowingly beginning his media career,” his proud uncle explained. He said it was “without much thought other than to share a smile and show some mother’s pride” that Meadhbh sent a picture of her baby boy celebrating St Patrick’s Day to be posted the Down Syndrome Centre’s Facebook Page.The 11month-old’s photo has now gone viral, and has been viewed by 20 million people from Ethiopia to Iran, Scotland to South Africa. It has been liked by over a million people and more than 25,000 people have left comments.Niamh Sherlock of the Down Syndrome Centre pointed out that the bouncing baby boy is “beating Justin Bieber’s Facebook posts hands down. “I think Ireland may have its own heartthrob!” she saidIf Liam’s happy face has put a smile on yours, O’Dulaing has asked you to donate €2 to mark World Down Syndrome day today by texting ‘centre’ to 50300.Read: People with Down Syndrome have inspiring messages for mum to be>
Stay on target This Game of Thrones adventure for two will take place in October and it will include English-speaking guided tours in Dubrovnik (four nights) and Split (three nights). Other perks of the trip include five-star accommodations, private transfers, and a speed boat trip to the islands of Hvar and Vis in Croatia. The trip doesn’t include international flights and other travel expenses, however, those interested in the contest can check out Expedia or Google Flights for cheap flight prices from the U.S. to Dubrovnik.Death has many faces.The final season of #GameofThrones airs Sundays on HBO. pic.twitter.com/r5NhGvraRq— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 16, 2019Entering the contest is easy: Game of Thrones fans have to send in their predictions for how the show will end. Unforgettable Croatia suggests they answer questions like, “Will Jon Snow kill Danaerys Targaryen to ignite the Lightbringer sword?,” “Will Danearys Targaryen reunite Westeros with her dragons?” And, “What character will end up on the Iron Throne?” The contest’s website provides a space for participants to enter their information and responses in 1,000 words or less. All entries must be submitted by May 5.“The main thing we are looking for is for competition entrants to predict how the main characters will end,” a rep from Unforgettable Croatia told CNBC Make It. “What will happen to Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, and ultimately the White Walkers? We’re not looking for an extensive answer but someone who is close enough to predict how it finishes.”Also important to note: “Unforgettable Croatia holds the rights over any content submitted as part of entry into the competition. Where multiple entrants answer correctly, entries will be placed into a prize draw and winner picked at random,” according to the contest’s rules. “Where no entrants answer correctly, Unforgettable Croatia will select their favorite prediction as the winning entry. The winner is at the full discretion of Unforgettable Croatia.”For full details on the Game of Thrones-themed vacation contest, visit Unforgettable Croatia’s website.More on Geek.com:Elmo Crashes ‘Game of Thrones’ Scene in Cute ‘Sesame Street’ Crossover‘Game of Thrones’ Writer: It Was ‘Tough’ to Reveal Jon Snow’s True HeritageFirst Look: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Photos Game of Thrones’ last season kicked off with an amazing premiere last week, however, it is not time to stop celebrating the series yet: Unforgettable Croatia, a luxury travel company, is giving away a trip to Croatia to a lucky fan who can correctly guess the finale of the popular HBO show.Unforgettable Croatia’s seven-night trip will allow the winner to see popular Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik and Split, CNBC Make it reported. On the trip, they’ll be able to visit the show’s popular landmarks, including King’s Landing (filmed in Dubrovnik), Meereen (filmed in Split), and Slaver’s Bay (filmed in the island of Hvar). ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#…
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has distanced himself from the speculation that he could take the Real Madrid’s job.He suggested that he is not in the running for the Real Madrid job as Los Blancos are currently searching for a new manager following the club’s retrogressive performance under Julen Lopetegui.Even though Santiago Solari is at the moment in charge of first-team affairs, he is not being considered as a potential long-term solution for the club.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.On the other hand ex-Wigan Athletic and Everton boss Martinez has been linked with the position in recent days, but the Spaniard refused to discuss the Madrid post when questioned.“Let us not waste our time about that,” Martinez told VTM Nieuws according to Sports Mole.Martinez currently has a contract with the Belgium national team until 2020 and has successfully led them to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.
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