Andrew McKellar appointed as ATA CEO

first_imgAndrew McKellar appointed as ATA CEO The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has appointed international association executive Andrew McKellar as its new CEO. Mr McKellar was, most recently, the Paris-based Secretary General for Mobility at the International Automobile Federation (FIA). Before joining the FIA, Mr McKellar was CEO of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). In government, he was a senior adviser to successive Australian industry ministers from 1996 to 1998. He also worked as an economist and research officer in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Commonwealth Treasury and the Queensland Treasury. ATA Chair David Smith said Mr McKellar would lead the ATA to new levels of effectiveness and member service. “The board was very impressed by Andrew’s experience in international advocacy for road safety during his tenure at the FIA and his understanding of the emerging trends influencing safety, sustainability and competitiveness in road transport and mobility globally,” Mr Smith said. “Andrew’s extensive skills and experience in public policy and advocacy will be indispensable as he makes the case for improving our industry’s productivity, and as he protects the interests of trucking businesses in the discussions about truck charges that are ahead. “The board was also impressed by Andrew’s knowledge of association strategic planning and his dedication to leading the ATA in the interests of its members,” he said. Mr McKellar said that he looked forward to working to represent a sector that was so crucial to the future strength of Australia’s economic performance. “The trucking industry is part of the lifeblood of the Australian economy. I am dedicated to advancing the interests of those who rely on the industry for their livelihood and to promote the future vision of the industry,” he said. Mr McKellar will return to Australia in early February and start work at the ATA in mid-February. ATA Chief of Staff Bill McKinley will continue to act as CEO until Mr McKellar takes up his appointment. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Automobile Association, Australian industry, commonwealth, Federal, Government, industry, mobility, Prime Minister, Queensland, research, road safety, Secretary, sustainability, Transport, truck, truckinglast_img read more

Montego Bay Welcomes Multi-Million Dollar Medical Facility

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedBenefits from Tobacco Regulations Montego Bay Welcomes Multi-Million Dollar Medical FacilityJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre) seated with Dr Khine Naung (left) and her husband and co-investor, Dr Soe Naung during the official opening ceremony for the Soe Htwe Medicare Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday, June 1. Dr. Ferguson was the main speaker at the event. The two storey medical facility located on Montego Bay’s ‘hip strip’, consists of medical offices and a pharmacy, and represents a US$2 million investment from the Burmese-Jamaican, family physicians Drs. Soe Naung, and Khine Naung. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedNational Support for Reduced Tobacco Use Encouragedcenter_img The official opening of the Soe Htwe Medicare centre in Montego Bay, St. James on Sunday, June 1, brings to three, the number of private healthcare facilities to come on stream in the tourist resort town in as many weeks.The two storey medical facility consisting of medical offices, and a pharmacy, represents a US$2 million outlay from the Burmese family physicians Drs. Soe Naung, and Khine Naung.According to Managing Director, Dr. Naung, the centre represents a dream, which has been in the making for more than 10 years. His dream, he said, has been to provide a new Medical Home Model concept developed, by Dr. Larry Green, Director at the Robert Graham Centre for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington DC, in the United States.In accordance with Dr. Green’s Medical Home Model, the Soe Htwe Medicare centre will provide a place where patients can take their concerns and receive a healing relationship with personal physicians, alongside the comprehensive integrated care that they need, Dr. Soe Naung said.He explained that “the new model of modern medical home is supposed to be adaptable, based on the core values of family medicine. Firstly it’s a team approach and is congruent to the fixed aims of high quality healthcare that is safely, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient centred, offering patients an expected basket of services. Basically it is for health promotion and more.”Dr. Soe Naung, who is a Clinical Preceptor of the Family Medicine programme at the University of the West Indies (UWI), said the centre will also provide a teaching facility for pre-med to post graduate level medical students.“We are (also) providing a teaching facility (here) and we are successful because we have a physician who is pursuing the doctorate degree in family medicine and five pre-medicine students who are now enrolling in medicine at UWI,” he informed.The Soe Htwe Medicare centre is the only facility of its kind located in the heart of Montego Bay’s ‘hip strip’, within walking distance of eight tourist resorts. The husband and wife team has served the city of Montego Bay as family physicians, since their arrival from Burma in 1986. They served at the Cornwall Regional Hospital for 16 years before entering private practice.Keynote speaker at the opening ceremony, Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Fenton Ferguson endorsed the investment, noting that it sets the tone for health and medical tourism.“This is an over US$40 billion area of investment and we have seen a number of physicians who have taken the decision to invest a significant amount of money in medical centres,” Minister Ferguson stated. RelatedIMF Considerations Key in Health Sector Salary Talks – Dr. Ferguson Story HighlightsThe official opening of the Soe Htwe Medicare centre in Montego Bay, St. James on Sunday, June 1, brings to three, the number of private healthcare facilities in the town.The two storey medical facility consisting of medical offices, and a pharmacy, represents a US$2 million outlay from the Burmese family physicians Drs. Soe Naung, and Khine Naung.The Soe Htwe Medicare centre will provide a place where patients can take their concerns and receive a healing relationship with personal physicians. Montego Bay Welcomes Multi-Million Dollar Medical Facility Health & WellnessJune 3, 2014Written by: Sharon Earlelast_img read more

Imam Bacchus SC takes Central Essequibo T20 title

first_imgImam Bacchus Sports Club cruised to the Central Essequibo T20 title after defeating Reliance Hustlers by 53 runs over the weekend. Playing on their home turf, the champions won the toss and decided to take first strike in a contest reduced to 15 overs a side due to rain.With the outfield lightning fast and the pitch spring-like, Imam Bacchus posted 105 all out in their allotted overs with extras top scoring with 22. From the blade, Latchman Rohit and Yougeshwar Lall were the main contributors with 16 each, hitting two boundaries along the way.The champions’ batting order was halted by seamer, Sedeshwar Shivambar who took 4-18 with support coming from Navendra Mandolall who took 2-11. Trevis Simon and Keith Blackman chipped in with one wicket a piece. In reply, Hustlers were bamboozled for just 52 as Mark Austin top scored with nine and extras accounting for the only double figure score of 14 as Imam Bacchus’ seamers ripped through the order. Rohit returned to take 3-4, earning him the man of the final award while Parmesh Parsotam from the other end bagged 3-9. Latchman Narine and Punrajh Singh took two wicket each for 10 and 14 respectively.Neiland Cadogan bagged the most runs in the tournament and the Most Valuable Player award as Simon took the most wickets.last_img read more

Podcast Episode 37: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance with Carlye Wisel

first_imgShare This!Brian and I welcomed journalist and all around theme park pro, Carlye Wisel, onto the pod to discuss the soon-to-be-open Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction!Carlye has actually seen inside the ride multiple times, so she tells us what to get excited for. Believe me when I say she got me PUMPED for the opening! The FOMO was real.Rise of the Resistance opens on:December 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in FloridaJanuary 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California Take a listen!– iTunes– FeedBurner (RSS Feed)– TuneInShow Notes:Visit www.touringplans.com for all of your travel planning needs!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyewiselWebsite: www.carlyewisel.comDining Reservation Finder: https://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/reservation-finderTouringPlans Crowd Calendar: https://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/crowd-calendarTouringPlans Lines app: https://touringplans.com/disney-world-appAngela’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelaDahlgrenAngela’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angela_dahlgren/Brian’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/YesThatBrianBrian’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianmcnichols/Like us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TouringPlans/Follow us on TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/touringplansFollow us on INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/touringplansFollow us on PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/touringplans/ Subscribe to our podcast so you never miss a future episode!last_img read more

Youth vlog the South African story

first_imgA camera, an internet connection and a desire to be in front of the camera is all you need to begin vlogging. (Image:Tamur Madjerey).• Caspar Lee, South Africa’s 20-year-old YouTube millionaire • South Africa drives Africa’s internet traffic • Mobile phone boost to African internet • South Africa online • SA web users to double by 2014 Sulaiman PhilipVlog (noun): A blog in which the postings are primarily in video form. Since 2011 it has been a point-scoring word in Scrabble. The South African vlogging population is growing. Slowly. But it is giving South Africans, mostly young, an opportunity to share their world with the universe.There are older South African vloggers, says Gabriel Erasmus, but the majority tend to be younger. Erasmus is the creator of the youtubestars.co.za website and a member of the South African Facebook vlogging group. “Age is not a factor. If you have a camera, internet connection, a love for filmmaking or just love being in front of a camera you are sorted,” he continues.These young, and young at heart, South Africans are in the vanguard of an internet movement that has been growing over the past decade. It is the evolution from the ubiquitous bloggers, and involves the uploading of personal video clips of everything from beauty and fashion tips to raging about language and homesickness.Henri Himschoot was one of the first South African vloggers. The Cape Town musician began his The Himschoots vlog in 2010. A period of inactivity that lasted for a few years came to an end when he discovered the YouTube South Africa Facebook group. When he joined in April 2014, there were 80 members; there are now 291 and the number grows daily. “The community is extremely diverse, but you have to get to know us and understand how we all fit together to make one big happy South African family. Not one of us competes with the other, we all support each other and that’s what makes us succeed.” Communication toolRuben Mostert was the shy kid at school who had trouble making friends. Vlogging became his outlet and means of communicating with others. The longer he vlogged the more confident and comfortable he became in his own skin. “The best of all, my personality in front of the camera has evolved into my daily life. Why do I like vlogging? You can escape the real world with all the bad things going on and create your own world and share it. Call it my fantasy world if you want.”Author Michael Kaminsky traces the birth of vlogging to 2000 and Adam Kontras’s dream of a Hollywood career. Driving across the United States, he posted a video to accompany the blog of his trip. By 2008, vlogging helped elect an American president. Will.i.am’s Yes We Can used a speech by candidate Barack Obama to create a powerful vlog viewed more than 25 million times.Will.i.am’s vlog is slick and professional, but the popularity of vlogging is down largely to the ease with which people can shoot and upload videos. “To start you don’t need fancy equipment or expensive software. You can start with a smartphone and the basic video editing software that comes pre-installed with all major operating systems. All the skills needed are even taught in schools nowadays. In the end good content exceeds the need for expensive equipment and fancy editing.” Global online communityVlogs are part of a larger online movement that has given birth to online global communities. These communities are built on the idea that users are not docile recipients of content but are actively shaping their experience.Vlogger Kristen van Niekerk believes that technology is changing the way we communicate. The world has moved from writing letters to sending emails; phone calls have been replaced by video calls. “Writing is still the basis of all communication and won’t be replaced by video, but video does improve how we communicate. Our education system should adapt to technological advances, offer to teach skills to those who want to learn. Not everyone wants a life filled with technology, but the choice should be available.”YouTube has grown from its first video in 2005 to become a repository of videos of cute kittens, conspiracy theories and a new kind of entrepreneur. It is a hub of raw, soon to be discovered talent, a place that allows for experimentation and creativity that is changing the way traditional media interact with audiences.YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan has over 700 million views of her personal channel, a makeup demonstration channel that grew from a blog. That is as many people who turn on their TVs to watch the World Cup, all of whom want to watch a 27-year-old teach them how to apply lipstick like Miley Cyrus.In a 2012 MacTaggart lecture, media and TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch pointed out that YouTube was beginning to behave like a market leader. “Believe at your own risk that the platform is based on homemade videos of cats in washing machines… Brands and talent are using YouTube to create direct-to-consumer relationships.”Vloggers had developed a new way of creating content and interacting with an audience, which made them attractive to companies. The history of vlogging is full of stories of products mentioned on popular channels that sell out within days, if not hours. South African vloggersSouth Africa vloggers do not generate that kind of hysteria or have the fan base to do that, just yet. Sara Mormino, a director at YouTube, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper explained the attraction of vloggers to companies. She began by explaining that the earning capacity of English vloggers had increased by 60% in 2013, in large part thanks to mobile phones. “These young people have really captured a new way of creating content and a new way of engaging an audience.”South African vlogger Rachel Kopel says even YouTube stars never began vlogging intending to make money or become famous. She has been producing content for three years and believes that she is still learning to create great content. She does it because she is passionate about her topic and wants to share her opinions with the world. “We are living in a very self-absorbed generation, where everyone is taking selfies and promoting themselves. YouTube is a way of promoting yourself and creating a name and reputation for yourself. You must just hope that you are doing it for the right reasons.”As South Africa’s connectivity speeds increase and software becomes more accessible, the number of South Africans going online will increase. As we mature as technology users, how South Africans use the web will change. We will begin looking for more individual experiences or communities that share our interests. South African vloggers are building a collective memory bank to share about the South African experience.Being criticised, earning support, the frustrations of dealing with South African upload speeds, getting views, even making bloopers, are part of the adventure, say Marco and Elmar, who vlog as ThoseBroz. “You find a community that allows you to express yourself and where you can paint a picture of who you are, and share it with the world. The journey from your first video, straight up to your 20th-plus video, is simply one of the most amazing adventures any person can take,” they explain.last_img read more

Montolivo retires from football

first_imgRiccardo Montolivo has announced his retirement from professional football, blaming Milan for his decision. Montolivo has been without a club since leaving Milan over the summer, and he aimed a parting shot at the Rossoneri, claiming they made him fall out of love with football. “I’ll stop playing now,” the former Italy midfielder told Corriere dello Sport. “I will continue to live in Milan with my family. What I’ll do now, I don’t know. I have to think about it. “You could say [Milan] forced me to stop playing. I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye to the fans after seven years.” The 34-year-old calls it a day after 348 games and 25 goals in Serie A for Atalanta, Fiorentina and the Diavolo. He played 66 times for Italy, helping them reach the Final of Euro 2012, but failed to make a single appearance at San Siro last season. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

GOOD BOYS SCORES WITH 21 MILLION OTHER NEWCOMERS BOMB

first_imgMax (foreground, Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) in “Good Boys,” written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and directed by Stupnitsky. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img GOOD BOYS IS FIRST R-RATED COMEDY TO TOP BOX OFFICE IN 3 YEARSSeth Rogen-produced film earns $21 million US according to studio estimates, dethroning Hobbs & ShawThe R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale Good Boys, about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure. Facebook Good Boys surpassed expectations to debut with $21 million US, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, which slid to second with $14.1 million in its third weekend. Not since Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss came in No. 1 all the way back in April 2016 has an R-rated comedy topped the North American box office. READ MORESeth Rogen at the ‘Good Boys’ film premiere held at Regency Village Theatre on August 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Michael Buckner/Variety/ShutterWOULD SETH ROGEN BE A GOOD DAD? HIS ‘GOOD BOYS’ CASTMATES SOUND OFFLooking ahead! Seth Rogen’s Good Boys costars revealed why they think the actor would make a good dad.“He’s always chill and I think we all know why,” Sam Richardson told Us Weekly exclusively of the Freaks and Geeks alum, 37, at the Good Boys premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 14. “Remember, my dad smoked weed all the time. I didn’t realize it until one day. … I was a teenager and then I had like a Ratatouille flashback and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s what my dad was so chill.’ So it worked out for me.” READ MOREWEEKEND BOX OFFICE: ‘GOOD BOYS’ SCORES WITH $21 MILLION; OTHER NEWCOMERS BOMBWhile Us scored Universal Pictures the only #1 box office debut for an original film in earlier this year, the studio can now boast they’ve accomplished this feat twice in 2019. The original R-rated comedy Good Boys opened in first place at the box office this weekend with an impressive $21 million opening weekend, giving the comedy genre a much needed boost after films like Stuber, Long Shot, and Late Night were D.O.A. It also scored the second biggest opening weekend for a comedy in 2019 so far, right behind A Madea Family Funeral’s $27 million bow. READ MORE‘Good Boys’ ~ Universal HandoutBOX OFFICE: ‘GOOD BOYS’ GIVES UNIVERSAL ANOTHER WIN FOR ORIGINAL, R-RATED COMEDYIn a happy surprise ending to the summer movie season (unless Ready Or Not pulls another miracle next weekend), Universal’s R-rated, wholly original and star-free comedy Good Boys topped the weekend box office with a robust $21 million opening weekend. That’s just the second time that a wholly original movie has topped the weekend charts this year, following Universal’s Us ($71 million in March). With all the talk about how Disney has ruled the box office with an iron fist, it’s worth noting that the year’s biggest (domestic) grossers are Universal’s Us ($175 million) and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 ($171 million), which are as “not Disney” as you can imagine and prime examples of what those respective studios do best. READ MOREBOX OFFICE: ‘GOOD BOYS’ LEADS CROWDED WEEKEND WITH $21 MILLIONThe Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal’s “Good Boys,” are conquering much more than sixth grade. They are also leading the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and collecting $21 million on opening weekend.“Good Boys,” which screened at 3,204 North American theaters, is a much-needed win for original comedies, a genre that’s been struggling at the box office as of late. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced movie is the first R-rated funny film to open in first place in three years (since 2016’s “The Boss”), as well as the biggest opening for an original comedy this year. READ MORE‘Good Boys’ ~ Universal HandoutHOW UNIVERSAL IS REVIVING THE R-RATED COMEDY & MAKING ‘GOOD BOYS’ GREAT AT THE B.O. WITH A $21M OPENING – SUNDAY UPDATE4th Update, Sunday AM writethru following Saturday AM post, w/updated chart: There isn’t a studio executive out there who would disagree: the weekend opening for Universal’s Good Boys –now at $21M this morning per Uni– is fantastic for the theatrical business. Saturday rang up $7.3M last night after Friday’s $8.3M, with $5.3M expected for today.With comedies long-believed dead at the box office and gobbled up by streaming, here comes an R-rated raunchy one that shows the genre has a pulse. Yes, there was A Madea Family Funeral back in March that opened to $27M. But we’re talking original comedies here, and Universal can lay claim in the comedy drought that the genre is one of their core competencies. READ MORE(from left) Lucas (Keith L. Williams), Max (Jacob Tremblay) and Thor (Brady Noon) in “Good Boys,” written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and directed by Stupnitsky.‘GOOD BOYS’ IS NO. 1, ENDS A DROUGHT FOR R-RATED COMEDIESNEW YORK — The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale “Good Boys,” about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure.“Good Boys” surpassed expectations to debut with $21 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning the “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw,” which slid to second with $14.1 million in its third weekend. Not since Melissa McCarthy’s “The Boss” came in No. 1 all the way back in April 2016 has an R-rated comedy topped the North American box office.“This is like a unicorn sighting,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for data firm Comscore.In recent years, R-rated horror has largely taken the place of R-rated comedy at the box office, as Hollywood has increasingly ceded the genre to TV and streaming services. But Universal Pictures, which released “Good Boys,” has kept the flame. The studio was behind “The Boss” as well as the intervening years’ highest grossing domestic comedies: 2017’s “Girls Trip” and 2018’s “Night School.”“Good Boys” broke out of a crowded late-summer field of new releases. The weekend’s other new widely released films — the animated sequel “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” the shark attack sequel “47 Metres Down: Uncaged,” the Bruce Springsteen-inspired drama “Blinded by the Light” and Richard Linklater’s Cate Blanchett-led “Where’d You Go Bernadette” — all fizzled.“Good Boys” rode a buzzy premiere at South By Southwest, good reviews (80% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and the imprimatur of producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“Good Boys” is much like a tween version of “Superbad”) to notch the best opening for an original comedy this year. Second place is Universal’s body-switch comedy “Little.”Directed by Gene Stupnitsky (who co-wrote the script with Lee Eisenberg), “Good Boys” stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon as sixth graders trying to make it to their first kissing party. The movie’s much-watched red-band trailer traded on its ironies. As Rogen says, Tremblay, Williams and Noon are all too young to see their own movie alone.Jim Orr, distribution chief for Universal, credited Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures and the film’s clever marketing for the film’s performance.“This is a genre that is very difficult to do and we’re having great success as a studio with a very diverse slate,” Orr said. “One of the common denominators there is our marketing department. They just over-deliver constantly with a broad range of films.”The challenge of “Good Boys” was to turn out moviegoers older than the movie’s pipsqueak protagonists, and it did. Only 7% of the audience was under age 18, according to Universal, though 41% was under 25. Crowds split evenly between the sexes: 52% male, 48% female.The release strategies behind some of the weekend’s other new films were harder to discern.Sony’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” on a budget of $65 million, opened with a paltry $10.5 million domestically, though it added $19.4 million internationally. Hoping to snarl kids before school starts, Sony released the film on Tuesday. But it didn’t come close to the $38.2 million domestic debut of the first installment in 2016 despite notably better reviews (76% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes).Sony’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” however, grossed $53.7 million overseas after expanding to 46 markets — the largest foreign launch for any Quentin Tarantino film, and the best worldwide haul for any film this weekend.“47 Metres Down: Uncaged,” from Entertainment Studios, also showed little bite. It debuted with $9 million, a slight downtick from the $11.2 million the first one opened with in 2017.A pair of films that might have been platform released to build word-of-mouth instead opened wide in bids to stand out in the traditional dumping-ground of late summer. But the results were mixed.“Blinded by the Light,” which Warner Bros. plunked down $15 million for at the Sundance Film Festival, took in $4.5 million from 2,307 locations. The film, which has been warmly reviewed, is about a British-Pakistani teen growing up in 1980s England whose life is transformed after he discovers Springsteen.And United Artists’ “Where’d You Go Bernadette” grossed $3.5 million from 2,404 locations. Based on Maria Semple’s 2012 comic novel, Linklater’s film earned lukewarm reviews for its tale of a missing mother (Blanchett).The “Good Boys” debut gave Universal, also behind “Hobbs & Shaw” its third straight weekend at No. 1 and 10th this year — second only to Disney.With two weeks to go, the overall summer movie season is running 1.9% behind the pace of last summer, according to Comscore.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.1. “Good Boys,” $21 million ($2.1 million international).2. “Hobbs & Shaw,” $14.1 million ($45.7 million international).3. “The Lion King,” $11.9 million ($33.8 million international).4. “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” $10.5 million ($19.4 million international).5. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” $10.1 million ($4.4 million international).6. “47 Metres Down: Uncaged,” $9 million.7. “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” $8.5 million ($6.6 million international).8. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” $7.6 million ($53.7 million international).9. “Blinded by the Light,” $4.5 million.10. “Art of Racing in the Rain,” $4.4 million.——Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Comscore.1. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” $53.7 million.2. “Hobbs & Shaw,” $45.7 million.3. “Ne Zha,” $39.5 million.4. “The Lion King,” $33.8 million.5. “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” $19.4 million.6. “Bodies at Rest,” $18.9 million.7. “The Bravest,” $15.9 million.8. “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” $9.7 million.9. “The King’s Avatar: For the Glory,” $9.7 million.10. “Toy Story 4,” $8.6 million.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Login/Register With:last_img read more

Gerrard heaps praise on team after ruthless win

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has heaped praises on his team after their ruthless victory of Motherwell on Saturday.The Gers defeated the Lancashire outfit 7-1 to move within two points of league leaders, Celtic.Rangers produced arguably their best performance of the season and their manager was pleased with his stars after the resounding win.Gerrard said, according to Daily Record:“I am very pleased with the players and I am very pleased with the result.”“It was a really good reaction from Thursday night. We asked the players to bounce back today and put on a show for the supporters, we certainly delivered that.”“That’s what I have been asking for from the players right from the start.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“We’ve used the words ‘ruthless’ and ‘relentless’ and that’s what we were today.”“We tell them to forget the scoreline, don’t think about the scoreline and just keeping playing and pushing until the final whistle.”“I said to them at halftime ‘we are 3-1 up, they are a man down, what are we going to do?’”“I asked if they were going to continue to get carried away in a fight and in the emotion of it all or if they were going to be calm, if they were going to place with a precision and a tempo.”“I told them we would get opportunities to make the scoreline as big as we wanted and the players have delivered.”last_img read more