Sometimes you wonder where their hearts are

first_imgAPTN National NewsA desperate mother from Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia is continuing her fight to keep her 16 year-old son at home.Standing in the way is a familiar fight between the federal and provincial governments.APTN National News reporter Taryn Della has this story.last_img

Former PC member abducted

The former  provincial council member was abducted near the Naga vihara Temple in Pittakotte.Sagara Senaratna is related to Minister Jeevan Kumaratunga. A police complaint has been lodged stating that former UPFA provincial council member Sagara Senaratna was abducted in Kotte late this evening.His driver made the complaint to the Mirihana police.

Canadian dollar gets a boost while Chinas economy slows oil prices rise

Canadian dollar gets a boost while China’s economy slows; oil prices rise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 1, 2014 2:50 pm MDT TORONTO – A slight uptick in oil prices helped send the loonie nearly a full cent higher on Monday despite concerns about the health of China’s economy.The Canadian dollar rose 0.87 to 88.28 cents US.A survey published by HSBC Corp. showed Chinese manufacturing activity weakened in November, adding to signs that an economic slowdown is deepening.HSBC said its purchasing managers’ index declined to 50.0 from the previous month’s 50.4 on a 100-point scale in which numbers below 50 show activity contracting. The bank said domestic demand was sluggish and new orders were weak.A better outlook came from Canada’s manufacturing sector which remained steady at a 12-month high in November.The RBC Canadian PMI remained at 55.3 last month, matching a high point set in November last year and again in October. A measure above 50.0 indicates the manufacturing sector is expanding.Crude oil prices pulled ahead, with the January futures contract up $2.85 to US$69 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a mild reprieve for the commodity.Oil prices have plunged about 35 per cent from mid-summer highs because of a higher U.S. dollar, lower demand and most particularly, a glut of global supply.Gold prices were also higher, with February bullion rising $42.60 to US$1,218.10 an ounce.March copper rose five cents to US$2.90 a pound. read more

Bangladesh fully committed to UN peacekeeping as vital element of global peace

That’s according to Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir of Bangladesh, who is currently the Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).Maj. Gen. Humayan began his long and distinguished UN career in the hostile environment of the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR), in Bosnia, serving in the capital Sarajevo, which was besieged by Bosnian-Serb forces during the mid-1990s.He also served as a Military Observer with the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), from 2002 to 2003.He has served as Brigadier General and Director of Military Operations for the Bangladesh Army, and is currently Commandant of his country’s Military Academy.Highlighting Bangladesh’s commitment to foster women peacekeepers and police, and increase the numbers who serve by 2020 and beyond, he told UN News from his base in Cyprus that it was “virtually impossible” to protect civilians who rely on UN peacekeeping missions around the world, without the participation of women.He said there were 157 Bangladeshi women peacekeepers currently serving, and more than 1,400 had been deployed throughout the world in total over the years, including an all-female Bangladeshi Formed Police Unit that served in Haiti between 2015 and 2017.“Personally, I believe that it’s very important that you have gender parity, particularly the participation of female peacekeepers,” he said.He added that in today’s modern “multi-dimensional” peacekeeping missions focussing on civilian protection, “your situational awareness is much better and naturally your performance will also be better.”He said that majority-Muslim Bangladesh was committed to having what he called a “female engagement platoon” in every mission where they contribute troops and police.Maj. Gen. Humayan said there was widespread public support for women playing an active role in public service across a wide range of sectors.Women officers began serving in the Bangladeshi Army back in 2003.He also praised the “tremendous” support that Bangladeshi blue helmets receive at home, for their work across ten peacekeeping missions, as it currently stands.“The Bangladesh Government is always more than willing to make sure that the contingents who are deployed; they are properly trained, properly equipped so they are fit for purpose – fit for the mission.”He said that despite suffering the loss of 135 peacekeepers on active duty over the years, Bangladesh was proud of the fact that it is consistently among the top three troop-contributing countries, or TCCs.“Bangladeshi people are aware of what kind of contributions” are being made each day, “ensuring peace and stability in the global perspective, and I think they are very proud of us.” read more

Mens basketball Win over topranked Spartans marks first step in revitalization of

Head Coach Chris Holtmann tells Ohio State redshirt junior guard Keita Bates-Diop (33) to head back into the game in the first half in the game against Michigan State on Jan. 7 in Value City Arena. Ohio State won 80-64. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorChris Holtmann’s first year in Columbus wasn’t going to be measured with a return to the top of the Big Ten, his ability to beat the conference blue-bloods like Michigan State Sunday or a return to the NCAA Tournament.Even if Ohio State was having a season that exceeded preseason expectation, Holtmann’s first campaign was meant to be a baseline for his tenure.It might be more than that after all.The Buckeyes (13-4, 4-0 Big Ten) downed the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) Sunday at the Schottenstein Center 80-64, remaining undefeated in conference play and delivering Holtmann his first signature victory with the program that could send Ohio State into the top 25.Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop led all scorers with 32 points and cemented his candidacy for Big Ten Player of the Year, while the Buckeyes led by as much as 25 points in the second half against a championship contender.Ohio State trailed 27-25 with 4:10 remaining in the first half and ended it on a 16-2 run, highlighted by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer off the glass from redshirt senior guard Andrew Dakich to take a 41-29 lead into the locker room.After that, it was never really close.“That’s what we came here for, is to be one of those teams that are always looked at as the top teams in the country,” Bates-Diop said Sunday. “We had a down couple years obviously, but this is the start of what we — inside this locker room, inside this place — that we wanted to get to by the end of this season and this was the start of it.”Holtmann began his press conference saying, “Whoa! That was quite the afternoon.”He said even he didn’t expect it.Holtmann has been on both sidelines of a top-ranked matchup — as the winner and as the loser.In its two tries before to beat those perennial Final Four contenders — Gonzaga and North Carolina — Ohio State floundered to double-digit losses. This time was different. The top team in the country, a conference rival, was on the Buckeyes’ home floor with 17,599 people packing an arena that often struggles to seat 12,000.Another double-digit loss would’ve felt like that’s Ohio State’s identity — good enough to win games against similar opponents and worse opponents, but not able to compete with the big boys. That’s the team the fan base has come to expect this season.But it’s very different now. Holtmann’s team is not like the Ohio State teams of the past two years. It’s a team that just beat the top-ranked team in offensive and defensive field goal efficiency. On Sunday, at least, it showed it can beat the big boys.“We all knew we could do it, and that’s where it started,” Jae’Sean Tate said. “You can’t go into a team like Michigan State and not believing that it’s possible to win. I think that was the biggest factor of us winning tonight is just the belief that we could do it and we put in the work and that we could play with the top-level teams in the nation.”It’s not fair to expect this performance — 53-percent shooting and 15 assists to just six turnovers — from Ohio State every time against ranked opponents, but it can be done. That’s something the program has been able to say for some time.“I’m surprised. Coaches get surprised. I got surprised. I’m surprised,” Holtmann said. “We could go in the tank here the next couple weeks. We certainly don’t want this moment to define us. And we don’t want it to be the pinnacle of the season, as good as it is. And that’s the challenge for us moving forward.”At this point, the upstart Buckeyes have to be taken seriously after dispatching the No. 1 team in the country. At this point, it would be a major disappointment if they did not make the NCAA Tournament.In his first season, Holtmann has continuously declined to state any general goals for the team, outside of day-to-day improvement. He declined again Sunday. When asked if the program was back to national relevance, Tate was hesitant to answer, while Bates-Diop whispered to him, “Say it,” before both settled on saying, “We’re on the right track.”Holtmann deflected the question too saying, “I don’t know if that would be the headline at my house.”However, it’s impossible to deny what is happening in Columbus after the latest result.It will take time for Holtmann to achieve what he was brought to Ohio State to do — return the program to the top-tier of college basketball.Sunday was just the first step. read more

The old man and the cat

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A photo taken by an amateur photographer in Athens became viral, giving people a taste of after-hours life in the crisis-stricken city.The photo, depicting an elderly man, holding a cat, first appeared on Facebook, at the profile of amateur photographer, Victoria Alex.The caption mentions that it was taken at 3.34 am, at the X14 bus – linking Syntagma Square to the northern suburb of Kifissia. The name of the man is not mentioned, but Victoria Alex writes that he was born in June 1921, takes tablets to deal with a heart condition and takes notice on how the cat seems to share the same tired gaze as its owner.So, far it has been shared dozens of times, most notably by PhotoVogue, responsible for making it viral.last_img read more

Bolloré critiquée pour léchec du Wimax

first_imgBolloré critiquée pour l’échec du WimaxMalgré les espoirs suscités, le Wimax ne fournit pas l’internet haut débit à tous les Français. Le gendarme des Télécoms, l’Arcep, met en demeure Bolloré de respecter un planning presque impossible. Bolloré avait acheté des licences Wimax dans toutes les régions de France pour une centaine de millions d’euros. Mais bien qu’il ait depuis dépensé la même somme en développement, l’Arcep critique : « dans ses licences, il s’engageait à couvrir une large partie de la population ; or il en est loin».À lire aussiWimax devient grand public grâce à Altitude TelecomSauf que ce n’est pas vraiment la faute de Bolloré Télécom : la plupart des grands constructeurs télécoms ont les uns après les autres arrêté de fabriquer des équipements réseaux pour le Wimax. Pour sanctionner Bolloré, l’Arcep pourrait fixer un nouveau calendrier, imposer une amende, ou carrément lui retirer ses fréquences.Or Bolloré verrait bien une ré-exploitation de la bande 3,4 – 3,6 GHz pour une autre technologie, le LTE. Cette 4G est justement celle qui faisait de l’ombre au Wimax : une technologie qui va débarquer toute prête à la fois pour le fixe et le mobile, alors que le Wimax patauge dans un passage progressif dans le « nomade », mobile sans mouvement. L’avenir du WiMAX semble donc compromis. D’ailleurs même Intel, pilier de la technologie, a souvent appelé à une fusion avec le LTE… Une seconde chance pour le Wimax ?Le 26 novembre 2011 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Clark County Sheriffs Office seeking new reserve deputies

first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office will host a free, informational recruitment meeting for its reserve deputy program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Safety Complex, 505 N.W. 179th St. in Ridgefield.Reserve deputies are fully commissioned law enforcement officers who volunteer their time to the community. Duties include routine patrol, traffic enforcement, bicycle patrol, crime scene protection, traffic and crowd control at public events, among others.The program is ideal for adults who are unable to commit to a full-time law enforcement career.Training is held locally and scheduled outside normal working hours. The sheriff’s office provides all required equipment and uniforms.For more information, contact sheriff’s recruitment at 360-397-2176 or email sheriffrecruitment@clark.wa.govlast_img read more

Flags cut down at Jefferson Davis Park

first_img For the third time since August, vandals have struck Jefferson Davis Park, which sits on private property outside of Ridgefield.This most recent defacing of the monument to the Confederacy took place in mid-January, when someone broke open security locks on flagpoles at the site and then cut down the flags, according to Garth McKinney, first lieutenant commander of the Pacific Northwest Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which maintains the site. The site was flying at least three Confederate flags, McKinney said: the First National Flag of the Confederacy, the Third National Flag of the Confederacy and the “Bonnie Blue” Confederate flag. McKinney’s organization hasn’t replaced the flags yet.In August, Portland anti-fascist activists claimed responsibility for covering two monuments at the site in tar and paint. A few months ago, a group painted over the plaque dedicating the site in honor of Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America. The group also left “a note that had a threat attached,” McKinney wrote in an email. McKinney thinks that it has been the same group defacing the park each time.Confederate monuments and statues have drawn ire around in the country in recent months from opponents who say they are improperly honoring controversial historical figures and promoting American racism. The movement to take down the monuments, or deface them, picked up in August after the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed when a motorist drove a car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.Unlike the August incident at Jefferson Davis Park, a Portland anti-fascist organization didn’t take credit for the most recent vandalism.“While we would never talk about the operations of our group or any other group in relations to actions that might have been taken, the attack of these symbols could have been undertaken by any citizen,” an email from the group stated.McKinney said the site is currently undergoing repairs and the Sons of Confederate Veterans are looking into options for additional security and possible expansions. McKinney said they don’t plan to move the site from the private property outside Ridgefield, but are looking around the state for more sites where they can put up more flagpoles. click to enlargelast_img read more

Crane goes up at Hotel Indigo Kirkland Tower at Waterfront Vancouver

first_imgThe 130-foot-tall tower crane above the future RiverWest apartments was disassembled earlier this month, removing what had long been the tallest structure in the skyline at the Vancouver waterfront. But a new crane is already rising nearby to claim the mantle, barely a week later.On Thursday, crews from Cascade Tower and Rigging embarked on the first half of a two-day operation to assemble a 190-foot-tall tower crane at the site of the future Hotel Indigo and Kirkland Tower. It’s expected to be operational on Saturday, and will be the tallest structure at the waterfront for most of this year.The crane’s concrete base was poured a few weeks ago, but Kirkland Construction Group chief operation officer Nick Lilly said the Federal Aviation Administration asked the company to wait to put up the rest of the crane until after the end of the holiday season (the FAA controls the airspace above downtown Vancouver due to the proximity of Pearson Field).The main tower was assembled Thursday, using a mobile crane set up on Columbia Way to hoist the segments into place while a second smaller mobile crane unloaded additional parts from a series of delivery trucks.Pieces of the jib — the industry term for the crane’s horizontal arm and counterweights — were unloaded and laid out along Columbia Way and the adjacent parking lot, complete with a large “Hotel Indigo” sign on one of the arm pieces. The final assembly of the arm was scheduled for Friday.last_img read more

AC Milan are in crisis – Gattuso

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that the club is in crisis after they lost 1-0 at home to Fiorentina on Saturday.AC Milan were eliminated from the Europa League last week, and have also failed to score for three games in a row, but their latest defeat has left manager Gattuso with no option but to declare a crisis.“It’s certainly a difficult moment,” Gattuso told Football Italia.“But today we were in a state of emergency because of our injuries. I have nothing to reproach the team for. This result is hard to swallow, we weren’t sharp, but we weren’t lucky either.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The statistics say that Milan are in crisis. We’ve been struggling to cause problems for our opponents over the last three weeks.“It’s fair to say we’ve not exactly been calm before that either, but we have to find some peace and not seek scapegoats.“The team did everything it possibly could today and we tried to win it, but lost our shape under Fiorentina pressure.”last_img read more

Traffic fears near quarry become reality neighbors say

first_imgNeighbors fault Yacolt quarry for well woesThe winding, two-lane county roads that connect Yacolt Mountain to State Highway 503 weren’t built to handle loaded gravel trucks traveling at 50 mph. In 2002, Clark County hearings examiner J. Richard Forester warned that the roads weren’t safe for the volume of heavy truck traffic a proposed mountaintop rock quarry would generate. At peak production, quarry developers estimated that up to 410 trucks per day, each weighing 105,000 pounds, would haul rock and gravel off the mountain and through a rural residential neighborhood to Highway 503, the nearest state route. “I conclude that this quarry is a desirable objective in the wrong place because in this instance, it cannot be served by adequate roads,” Forester wrote. “Safety will not be furthered by putting more heavy trucks on these roads.” He denied a zone change for the Yacolt Mountain Quarry. The following year, Clark County commissioners overruled Forester on a 2-1 vote and granted the zone change, allowing landowner Brent Rotschy and mining company J.L. Storedahl & Sons to develop a 100-acre quarry to provide aggregate for road construction. As a condition of granting the permit, the county said the intersection of Highway 503 and Northeast Gabriel Road must be improved.“The problem was that Gabriel Road came into 503 at a sharp angle, making it difficult for large trucks to safely make the turn onto 503,” said Steve Schulte, transportation manager for the Clark County Department of Public Works. But six years after the permit was granted, the intersection improvements at Gabriel Road have not been made. Instead, since the quarry began operating in September 2008, loaded trucks — some owned by Storedahl and some by its contractors — have made the trip south on Northeast Kelly Road to Lucia Falls Road and on to Highway 503. Under a binding covenant, only empty trucks are allowed to use the Gabriel Road intersection until the improvements are made.last_img read more

SELECTMEN RACE QA Eaton Fasulo Discuss Fire Substation New Town Hall Hypothetical

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking Selectman candidates Rob Fasulo and Jonathan Eaton questions each week leading up to the April 28 Town Election.This week’s questions focus on town infrastructure and town finances.  Below are the candidates’ responses, in their own words:Jonathan EatonIf Wilmington suddenly received a windfall of $2 million, how should the town use that money? Why?If Wilmington suddenly received a windfall of $2 million, it should be allocated towards future infrastructure improvements so as to reduce the impact that these projects will have on taxpayers.  These include a North Wilmington Fire Substation, a new senior center, and a combined Town Hall and School Administration building.  Because of the expenses associated with these projects, we will have to be careful in balancing the timing and financing of these improvements.Do you support the construction of a new fire substation in North Wilmington over the next 5 years?  Why or why not?Yes.  Between 2012 and 2017, the number of runs that our fire department made increased by 10.6%, from 3,672 to 4,062.  The number of ambulance calls during that same period increased 33.6%, from 1,887 to 2,521.  Our fire department’s workload is steadily increasing, while their staffing levels have remained the same.North Wilmington has seen a lot of development over the past few decades, both residential and commercial.  The commuter rail has at times stopped at the North Wilmington station on Middlesex Avenue, which could prevent emergency vehicles from traveling from the Public Safety Building.We have been talking about a new substation for years, and the need has only continued to grow.  This is an issue that will save lives.Do you support the construction of a Town Hall/School Business Administration on the Town Common over the next 5-10 years? Why or why not?Yes, I support the construction of a new combined Town Hall and School Administration building over the next 5-10 years, but I want to know the cost, the impact on taxes, and traffic.To be clear, there is no current proposal to put any buildings on the Common.  The current draft of the facilities master plan suggests building a new combined Town Hall and School Administration building at the site of the Buzzell School, on Swain Green, next to St. Dorothy’s, or keeping it at the current location but adding an annex.  My preference of those options would be to have a combined Town Hall and School Administration building at the current site of the Buzzell School, while preserving the open space of Swain Green so as to minimize any disruption to our Fun on the Fourth Celebration and farmer market.  In this scenario, the current site of the Town Hall could be utilized for a new senior center, with the walking trails around the field, and the proposed new pickleball courts.As it should be, this is not an issue to be decided by the Board of Selectmen, but rather, by the residents, at a future town meeting.Rob FasuloIf Wilmington suddenly received a windfall of $2 million, how should the town use that money? Why?$2 million would be a great chunk of money to use toward the North Wilmington fire substation without having the need to ask voters to fund the project.Do you support the construction of a new fire substation in North Wilmington over the next 5 years?  Why or why not?Yes, I do support the construction of a new fire substation in North Wilmington. The need for a substation has been known since the 90’s. Fire/EMS is the most important service the town can provide to its residents. I come from a public safety background and minutes/seconds count when our Fire/EMS are trying to respond to a call. I want to know that we are doing everything possible should there be an emergency on the North side of town.Do you support the construction of a Town Hall/School Business Administration on the Town Common over the next 5-10 years? Why or why not?I would not support the construction of any new Town Hall/ School Administration building for the foreseeable future. The tax payers were asked very recently to raise their taxes to fund the debt exclusion for the new High School. In the near future, I am confident the tax payers will be asked to fund the building of what I believe is a necessary North Wilmington Public Safety substation. As I stated at Candidates Night, we need to prioritize what is constructed in town as residents are very concerned about their property tax bills as they rise.NOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”SELECTMEN RACE PREVIEW: Everything You Need To Know Before You VoteIn “Government”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”last_img read more

Jet Airwaysinvestor Etihad Airways could merge with Emirates Economist

first_imgStewardesses from Jet Airways (L) and Etihad Airways listen to a news conference by Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways and James Hogan, chief executive of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, (both not seen) during a news conference in New Delhi July 23, 2014.Reuters fileFour years after India’s full-service carrier Jet Airways brought Etihad Airways on board by offering 24 percent stake,  the Naresh Goyal-owned firm could see a new stakeholder: Emirates. Of course, this is currently in the realm of speculation.Abu Dhabi’s national carrier Etihad had picked up the stake in Jet Airways for $379 million in April 2013. However, its investments in Italian airline Alitalia and Germany’s Air Berlin have become unproductive, raising the possibility of a merger with bigger rival Emirates, says the Economist.Read: India’s domestic air traffic rises 15% in AprilAlitalia reporting bankruptcy two weeks ago and Air Berlin posting record losses of $739 million for 2016, coupled with falling crude oil prices, could push the Abu Dhabi-based carrier to two “radical” options: “closing down Etihad and even seeking a merger with Emirates,” the magazine reported in its May 13, 2017 issue. Etihad holds 49 percent stake in Alitalia and 30 percent in Air Berlin. But Emirates is “not keen” on buying Etihad, because two hubs would be daunting task. Alitalia President Roberto Colaninno (L) poses with Etihad CEO James Hogan at Malpensa Airport near Milan, Italy October 20, 2014.Reuters fileEmirates is equally in trouble, with net profit for 2016-17 falling 82.5 percent to $340 million from $1.9 billion, the first annual drop in five years, mainly due to currency fluctuation that cost $572 million. Simultaneously, fuel costs rose 6 percent to $5.7 billion despite oil prices remaining soft since the carrier added capacity during the year. The airline carried 56.1 million passengers, an increase of 8 percent over the previous financial year.Oil prices remained weak was also a contributor for margins getting affected since spending power of many of its customers from energy companies have reduced travelling in business class, the magazine said.The current fiscal is likely to be worse, since it has reduced almost a fifth of its 126 weekly flights to the US, mainly because of the ban on carrying electronic devices such as laptops as cabin baggage by passengers from eight West Asian countries to the US. Signs point to the Emirates Airlines check in desks at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March 21, 2017.Reuters fileA month prior to that, the Trump administration had imposed a ban on citizens of six Muslims travelling to the US. On Friday, Jet Airways shares ended almost flat at Rs. 519 on the BSE. The company will be declaring its Q4 and FY2017 results on May 30. The BSE Sensex ended 30 points higher at 30,464. A Jet Airways passenger aircraft prepares to land at the airport in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 12, 2013.Reuters filelast_img read more

Monsura Is Waiting An Effective Short Film About Family Faith and a

first_imgYou’ve never seen anything like Monsura is Waiting, but you might find something you like in this strange, campy short film. Taking place on “one helluva night in Bridgeport,” Monsura tells the story of two aging showgirls. They perform a nightly show that revolves around Monsura, a giant moth monster inspired by Japanese kaiju movies. In their song, they call out to Monsura to come and take them away from the cruel world. Betty, played by Nell Gwynn, believes Monsura will come soon. Dot, played by Amy Staats, isn’t so sure. She’s dealing with real-world stuff like rent and bills, while Betty tells her not to worry. Monsura will come.The 15-minute short doesn’t let on whether Monsura is real or not until the very end. Even then, it’s semi-ambiguous because let’s be honest, that’s not what the film is really about. At its core, it’s a family dramedy. Betty and Dot believe in what they’re doing, but faith alone isn’t enough for Dot anymore. Dot works up the courage to confront her sister and take control of her own life. Possibly at the exact wrong moment.The cast does a fantastic job. Staats is perfect as a woman who lost the plot at some point and can’t figure out where. You can see the stress and disillusionment build over the course of the film until it explodes once the sisters are in the dressing room. Gwynn as Betty, on the other hand, is the diva we all want to imagine ourselves as. Life hasn’t worked out the way she planned so far, but that hasn’t shaken her confidence. She knows she’s destined for great things, and she makes sure the world knows it too. Only in her case, those great things involve a giant moth shooting fire from its eyes.The cinematography and production design add to the fun. The bright color palate gives the whole film an anachronistic, otherworldly feel. The camerawork draws you into the world, almost making you feel like a part of this strange Bridgeport nightclub scene. Add in some strikingly artful scene transitions, and you’ve got yourself on good looking short.Monsura comes from the minds of playwright David Johnston and stage director Kevin Newbury and has been hit on the film festival circuit. It won Best Fantasy Film at the Mexico International Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, and Best Cult Short at Queen City Film Festival. Monsura is Waiting is a simple, honest story with a fun, campy sci-fi twist. It’s definitely worth your time.You can learn more about the film at its website, or check it out on iTunes.last_img read more

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