PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES INCLUDE BLACK PANTHER CRAZY RICH ASIANS

first_img Twitter Advertisement This image shows Michelle Yeoh, from left, Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a scene from the film, Crazy Rich Asians. (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) Advertisement The winner of the PGA award has often gone on to win the best picture prize at the Oscars as happened last year with The Shape of Water. It diverged, however, in the two previous years.Animated nominees included Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Incredibles 2.Winners will be unveiled at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on Jan. 19. Advertisementcenter_img The producers behind hits Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody are among the 10 nominees for the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards.The Producers Guild of America announced its selections Friday for its 30th installment, which also included BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Green Book, A Quiet Place, Roma and Vice.Notably absent from the nominees were First Man and If Beale Street Could Talk. Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Festive air at Saturday in Park Lyles Myles fun run

first_img Two words say it all: change happened.Joy was in the air Saturday afternoon as hundreds of members and supporters of Vancouver’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community, as well as a few curious onlookers, gathered at Esther Short Park, some proudly wearing those two words on their shirts.It’s been a year of whirlwind changes for the LGBT community. They included Washington’s passage of a voter-approved referendum legalizing marriages for the state’s 17,000 same-sex couples and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling mandating federal equality for legally married gay couples.At the 19th annual Saturday at the Park event, it was celebration time.“Everybody is happy now,” saidCorey Eubanks, a Vancouver-based real estate agent. “Even now, around town, I see more same-sex couples walking around holding hands. They’re more comfortable.”Dressed in rainbow tutus and matching leis, a group of 16 participants of the Lyle’s Myles Run/Walk gathered near the park’s gazebo, having just finished the 5K fun run. The event raises money for local and international HIV and AIDS programs. There are an estimated 400 people with HIV or AIDS in Clark County, said Lyle Smith, the 79-year-old organizer of the fundraiser, which partners with Saturday in the Park.At the gazebo, the fleet-footed rainbow warriors said they’d come out in force to show their support for gay rights, one brightly colored piece of clothing at a time. “Rainbow Team” members Sarah Beck and Amy Powell cross the finish line at Lyle’s Myles on Saturday. The two took part to show their support for gay rights.last_img read more

Make in India Foxconn tipped to commence Apple iPhone X assembling at

first_imgAdd-ons Storage Models Apple iPhone XR PRODUCT (RED) looks gorgeous in the crimson shadeThough this is a limited time offer, Apple has been reducing top-end iPhones in the emerging markets including China and in Japan, local sellers slashed iPhone XR price. One of the main reasons behind the move is the slowing iPhone sales, as people are sticking to their older iPhones longer by a year. Also, another factor is that over 11 million people subscribed to the subsidised iPhone battery replacement programme across the world in 2018.Coming back to the topic at hand, local assembling of iPhone X(review) will definitely help Apple save close to 20% customs duty on each imported model and the Indian consumer used to face the burden of. Now, iPhone X, which has already received price cut after the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS ( & XS Max) series launch in late 2018, will further come down and this will definitely make the 2017 anniversary iPhone more appealing to the aspiring middle-class Indian consumers, which form the biggest chunk of the 1.3 billion Indian populace with steady, but low income. Key specifications of Apple iPhone X:ModelsModelsApple iPhone XApple iPhone XModelsDisplayApple iPhone X5.8-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina HD (2436x1125p) multi-touch display with HDR supportContrast ratio: 1,000,000:1True Tone displayWide colour display (P3)3D TouchMax brightness: 625 cd/m2Pixel density: 458 ppi (pixels per inch) Security Apple’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)-partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, which is globally recognised as Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly planning to commence top-end iPhone X assembling in Chennai, a southern capital city of South Indian state, Tamil Nadu.Foxconn has received the nod from Apple to start the trial production of the iPhone X as early as July 2019 at the 160-acre factory unit in Chennai, reported The Economic Times citing company insiders.The Chinese company has also planned to expand the assembling to new iPhone XS and even Apple iPhone XR over time. However, this will happen only if the central government continues current tax breaks initiatives and also bring newer incentives for local assembling. Apple iPhone X comes with additional glass cover on both front and the backKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaWill this move reduce iPhone X price in India?Most probably yes! The news comes after Apple announced the start of the iPhone 7 production at the Wistron Corp’s unit in Peenya, a western industrial hub in Bengaluru.Also, recently Apple kicked off promotional sale campaign offering a flat discount of Rs 17,000 on the new iPhone XR, bring the price down from MRP: Rs 76,900 to 59,900. Furthermore, HDFC credit and debit cardholders are entitled to get an extra 10% cash back, thus reducing the selling price to Rs 53,900. Display Space Grey and Silver Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; MIMO), Wi-Fi calling, NFC (Near Field Communication) with reader mode, GPS/GLONASS/ Galileo & QZSS, support Augmented Reality (AR) 174 grams Apple iOS 11 with improved Siri voice assistant RAM (not confirmed) 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps1080 full HD video recording at 30 fps/60 fpsOptical Image Stabilisation for VideoOptical Zoom/ Digital Zoom up to 6xSlow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fpsTime-lapse video with stabilisation Colours ModelsSecurity Apple iPhone XFace ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognitionModelsBatteryApple iPhone X Close Main: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) + telephoto (f/2.4 aperture) cameras with dual- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Optical Zoom, Digital Zoom (up to 10x), wide colours capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta)Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and  Live Photos, 1080p full HD video recording, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta), Animoji 64-bit class Apple A11 Bionic chip with neural engine+ Embedded M11 motion coprocessor OS Apple iPhone X 3GB 4G-LTE Advanced with VoLTE 5.8-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina HD (2436x1125p) multi-touch display with HDR supportContrast ratio: 1,000,000:1True Tone displayWide colour display (P3)3D TouchMax brightness: 625 cd/m2Pixel density: 458 ppi (pixels per inch)center_img 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps1080 full HD video recording at 30 fps/60 fpsOptical Image Stabilisation for VideoOptical Zoom/ Digital Zoom up to 6xSlow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fpsTime-lapse video with stabilisation ModelsOSApple iPhone XApple iOS 11 with improved Siri voice assistantModelsProcessorApple iPhone X64-bit class Apple A11 Bionic chip with neural engine+ Embedded M11 motion coprocessorModelsRAM (not confirmed)Apple iPhone X3GBModelsStorageApple iPhone X64GB/256GBModelsCameraApple iPhone X Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryWireless charging (works with Qi chargers), Charging via USB to computer system or power adapterTalk-time: up to 21 hoursInternet use: up to 12 hoursVideo playback (wireless): up to 13 hoursAudio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hoursFast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes[Compatible with AirPower wireless charger]ModelsNetworkApple iPhone X4G-LTE Advanced with VoLTEModelsAdd-onsApple iPhone XBluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; MIMO), Wi-Fi calling, NFC (Near Field Communication) with reader mode, GPS/GLONASS/ Galileo & QZSS, support Augmented Reality (AR) ModelsDimensionsApple iPhone X143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mmModelsWeightApple iPhone X174 gramsModelsColoursApple iPhone XSpace Grey and Silver ModelsPriceApple iPhone X Battery 64GB/256GB Face ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition Camera 64GB: Rs 91,900256GB: Rs 1,06,900 Network 5 Highlights From 2019 Apple Event Follow us @IBTimesIN_Tech on Twitter for the latest news on Apple products and more. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryWireless charging (works with Qi chargers), Charging via USB to computer system or power adapterTalk-time: up to 21 hoursInternet use: up to 12 hoursVideo playback (wireless): up to 13 hoursAudio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hoursFast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes[Compatible with AirPower wireless charger] 64GB: Rs 91,900256GB: Rs 1,06,900 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm Weight Processor ModelsVideo recordingApple iPhone X Video recording Price Dimensions Main: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) + telephoto (f/2.4 aperture) cameras with dual- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Optical Zoom, Digital Zoom (up to 10x), wide colours capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta)Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and  Live Photos, 1080p full HD video recording, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta), Animoji last_img read more

Outbound passenger count crosses 4000 at Bagdogra Airport

first_imgKolkata: The outbound passenger load at Bagdogra Airport has crossed the mark of 4,000 on Sunday.With a sharp increase in the passenger load at Bagdogra Airport, the outbound passenger count on Sunday was 4,011.It may be mentioned that recently, the announcement of two additional flights of AirAsia from the airport had come and it had taken the total number of flights to 26. The two additional flights are connecting Bagdogra directly with Delhi and Kolkata. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the experts, the passenger load is expected to go up further with the summer vacation approaching, as people will choose to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim with schools and colleges remaining closed. It may be recalled that the Mamata Banerjee government has waived the tax on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and it has helped increase the number of flight operations from Bagdogra. Moreover, the development of necessary infrastructure for tourism in North Bengal has also ensured a constant flow of tourists in the region. A large section of tourists now prefer flights to reach their destination, as it saves time. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt was on February 23 that Bagdogra Airport set a new record of crossing the 2 million passenger count in the last fiscal. Moreover, the Chief Minister herself was the 2 millionth passenger, when she took a flight from Bagdogra Airport to return to Kolkata after her North Bengal tour.Bagdogra Airport had witnessed a record increase of passengers by 53 percent in April-December in 2017, compared to that of the corresponding period in 2016, when around 10.61 lakh passengers had availed flights from the airport from April to December. In 2017, the figure went up to 16.28 lakh, which is an increase of over 50 percent. With the increase in passenger count, better passenger amenities have also been ensured at the airport.last_img read more

Picture perfect

first_img17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav organised another phase of Living Legend Series with Raghu Rai. He gave a lecture demonstration on the art of photography in Bahumukh Auditorium, NSD Campus on February 13.He believes that India is a great country for any person to nurture his creativity because the culture is diverse and there are various kinds of people that can be found here. The Padmashree award winner captures real life moments in his camera.  Rai spoke about how he evolved as a photographer and shared a few of his photographs with the audience on various real life situations. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The way he explains the inner depth meaning of each photograph is commendable. Rai truly justified the statement- A Picture is worth a thousand words. He said, “Creativity is not about beauty. It means to capture expression and energy.”Playwright Krishna Sobti also gave a lecture-demonstration as a part of the Living Legend series on February 14. She said, “Love, fear, spirituality and mentality become a part of your thinking when you’re on stage.”last_img read more

Google Wants to Create CareerWoman Emojis

first_img If you look at the current slate of emojis on your phone, they leave a little something to be desired when it comes to both job prospects and breaking free of gender stereotypes. While there is a male police officer and construction worker (and a Santa Claus), the only options ladies get are princess and bride. A little retrograde and ridiculous, right?Related: The 2015 Word of the Year Is an Emoji You Use All the TimeThis week, four Google employees presented 13 new female emojis (and 13 male counterparts, for a total of 26) to the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit that develops standards for digital text across multiple platforms and languages and approves each new batch of emojis. The new icons depict career paths ranging from medicine to music, with an emphasis on jobs in STEM fields.Image credit: GoogleCiting the United Nations’s mandate for gender equality, Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president and the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent announcement that Harriet Tubman’s image will soon be on the $20 bill, the authors wrote, “No matter where you look, women are gaining visibility and recognition as never before. Isn’t it time that emoji also reflect the reality that women play a key role in every walk of life and in every profession?”Related: Emojis Are Coming to a Theater Near YouEarlier this spring, feminine hygiene company Always put out a well-received campaign speaking to this issue, and First Lady Michelle Obama even weighed in.Hey @Always! We would love to see a girl studying emoji. Education empowers girls around the world. #LetGirlsLearn #LikeAGirl— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 8, 2016The proposal also noted that 78 percent of women are frequent emoji users (compared to 60 percent of men) and emojis are used most frequently by women under 30, so it seems fitting to provide a variety of images of working women to these users. The Google team wants to standardize these new emojis and get them onto smartphones by the end of 2016. Best of all, the 26 new options will give entrepreneurs a slew of avatars to choose from, regardless of industry or gender. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now May 11, 2016center_img Enroll Now for Free 2 min readlast_img read more