Families react to final report of the TRC

first_imgAPTN National NewsFamilies make up the bulk of the evidence provided to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Their stories are painful, and in many cases, told for the first time.APTN’s Annette Francis talked to some of the families who were at the release of the final report.afrancis@aptn.caFollow @aptnafrancislast_img

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GRAMMY Festival China To Feature Pharrell Williams Macy Gray OneRepublic

first_img Facebook Email Some of music’s biggest stars are set to help launch the inaugural GRAMMY Festival China Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Mar 21, 2018 – 11:07 am From American jazz to the British Invasion, reggae of Jamaica and Korean pop, music’s rich and diverse history has built today’s audience to be truly global. And with the emergence of the music festival to showcase music and culture, the time could not be better for the inaugural GRAMMY Festival China.On April 30, some of the world’s biggest music stars will convene at Beijing’s ChangYang Music Theme Music Park for an eight-hour live music experience featuring the likes of 11-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams, GRAMMY winners Macy Gray, Phoenix and Daya plus GRAMMY nominees James Bay, Carly Rae Jepsen, OneRepublic, and more. Pharrell, Macy Gray To Play GRAMMY Festival China grammy-festival-china-feature-pharrell-williams-macy-gray-onerepublic GRAMMY Festival China To Feature Pharrell Williams, Macy Gray, OneRepublic center_img Twitter News As the Recording Academy’s latest exciting initiative, GRAMMY Festival China arrives with a bang this year as a partnership with Bravo Entertainment and China Music Vision Ltd. The new festival will expose GRAMMY-winning artists to the extraordinary Chinese culture and provide audiences with a unique, unrivaled live music experience.”We are proud and excited to host the debut of GRAMMY Festival China in 2018,” said Blues JIANG, chairman of Bravo. “It will be a monumental moment gathering GRAMMY-nominated and -winning artists during the festival and the production of live performances integrated with Chinese culture in demonstrating an unprecedented high-quality showcase. GRAMMY Festival will become a breakthrough for traditional music festivals in Asia, elevating not only the music industry, but also in engaging other industries to create a powerful, global intellectual property.” The outstanding lineup for the inaugural GRAMMY Festival China isn’t the only reason for music fans in the world’s most populated country to be excited; last year, the GRAMMY Museum announced its plans to develop the first-ever GRAMMY Museum in China. The 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, which will include a temporary exhibit gallery and a theater, is expected to open within the next three years. Presale tickets for GRAMMY Festival China on Apr. 30 in Beijing are available for purchase now at www.damai.cn.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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BNPled 20party leaders to meet this evening

first_imgLogo of BNPAmid concern about its fate after the formation of Jatiya Oikya Front, top leaders of the BNP-led 20-party alliance are going to sit in a meeting this evening, Monday to discuss its next course of action, reports UNB.The meeting is scheduled to begin at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office at 6:30pm, said Khaleda Zia’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.It will be the first formal meeting of the alliance after BNP formed another alliance with Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab) and Nagorik Oikya two days back.A top leader of the 20-party alliance, wishing anonymity, said they will elaborately discuss how the 20-party alliance will work and its future course of action after BNP’s involvement with another alliance.He said they will also seek an explanation from the BNP leaders about what will be their role in the next election and different programmes to be announced by the Jatiya Oikya Front in the days to come.A BNP senior leader said they will inform the alliance partners the perspective of forming another alliance and its strategy so that no misunderstanding is created among them.last_img read more

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Champagne on ice with Ruby Tuesday insurance

first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the opening day of Cheltenham 2014, or as Star Sports are calling it…. Ruby Tuesday.And if you haven’t checked out the cashback offer (link on the right) click it now.It’s a great offer (I know, I would say that…) but actually I wouldn’t if I didn’t believe it as a punter. If you are considering backing Vautour, Champagne Fever, Hurricane Fly or Quevega – it’s an insurance policy to be proud of. CASHBACK if your choice finishes out of the first three. Certainly a better policy than the shameful treatment by the insurance companies of flood victims in Somerset and Devon – wriggling out of paying at every opportunity. But we’ll park that one on today of all days.Today is simply the best days racing I can remember in so long. The whole Festival is superb – but the opening day this year, in particular, shines.And it’s all about Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh who got the meeting off to a flyer last year with Champagne Fever in the opener. He goes for glory again at Cheltenham today – to bid for his third Festival win having also won the Champion Bumper. Of the Ruby four, he would be the one I’d have most concerns about so I’m happy to back him with the Ruby Tuesday cover option as the one thing that could let him down is his lack of experience over fences. There’s nothing more to be said about Hurricane Fly who goes for Champion Hurdle number three and his 20th Grade One. Yes 20. He’s still the best of the Irish as he proved when winning the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown but faces fierce competition from the younger The New One and My Tent Or Yours.The cotton wool comes off Quevega who is likely to go off odds on as she attempts to win the Mares race for a frankly ridiculous sixth time and beat Golden Millers record of consecutive wins whilst Vautour will be bidding to win the opening Supreme for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh again – but don’t dismiss the two other Mullins runners.For me, it’s Champagne Fever – with the Ruby Tuesday insurance offer applied – naturally. And if he wins it’s a Tandoori King Prawn with ALL the trimmings washed down by a Cobra. (Other Indian beers might be available but are not as good IMO).RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-10 points)6 points CHAMPAGNE FEVER at around 3/1 with Star Sports with RUBY TUESDAY CASHBACK OFFERRUNNING RETURN (MARCH): LOSS 19.00 POINTSRUNNING RETURN (YEAR): LOSS 39.03 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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