New economy needs to learn old tricks

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Tried and trusted approaches such as the Investors in PeopleStandard have plenty to offer some of the new industries, says the managingdirector of specialist manufacturer Pocklington Coach WorksPocklington Coach Works employs around 90 people and has a turnover of justunder £6m, with approximately 50 per cent of its business exported to Europeanand US markets. Back in the nineties, during the initial internet boom, Pocklington hadaround 19 employees and was beginning to expand rapidly. But it wasexperiencing a skills shortage. The sensible option was to train and developits own in-house team. It contacted its local Business Link who introduced the concept of Investorsin People. It needed to manage rapid growth while ensuring the culture of thebusiness remained intact. The Investor in People Standard helped everyone inthe company concentrate on strategic goals, and provided it with a framework todevelop its people. The Standard provides guidelines to help initiate and consolidate change – aprocess that the few successful, surviving internet companies must haveexperienced in order to sustain their growth. Those that did not allow time totake stock at this stage, ultimately failed. For Pocklington, the Investors in People Standard provided a flexibleframework of support. New media companies were successful at innovating, but,perhaps, they lacked the experience to follow through. Maybe older heads would have advised these organisations to look around forreal life stories of business success. Many business tools, ISO or theInvestors in People Standard, for example, have been largely left unexploitedby new media companies who have overlooked the basic tools for theirdevelopment. The Standard helped address Pocklington’s skills shortage. Like many neweconomy start-ups, its skills base was niche. It found the best way to recruitpeople was to identify the correct attitude and train them to gain the requiredskills. It used a combination of external and in-house training, and anapprenticeship scheme implemented under its Investors in People programme. Through improved communications and regular appraisals, Pocklington has beenable to identify leadership skills in people it would never have recognisedotherwise, simply by finding out more about its employees. It found that peoplefrom the shop floor who blend into the background by day, were actually runningsports centres or were senior members in the Territorial Army during theirspare time: roles with transferable skills applicable to its workingenvironment. In some ways it was like the dotcoms. In a traditionally hierarchicalindustry, even Pocklington’s management structure was different – reverting toa circular structure where information was passed around, not cascadeddownwards – keeping staff involved with decision-making. Regardless of the industry, the key to success is the ability to step backand take stock. Those who can do this, reap great success. Since going throughthe Investors in People recognition process, Pocklington’s profits haveincreased, productivity improved, and morale and commitment have been second tonone. For those new companies which add these traditional business and changemanagement tools to their ability to innovate, success will surely follow. The results are plain to see. Its skills shortage is no longer a problem.Some of its best employees come from its apprenticeship scheme providing itwith the expertise to run a successful business. Through appraisals and communication it has unearthed a wealth of skills –leadership among them – which it didn’t realise existed. And as internetcompanies enter new, increasingly niche markets, the Investors in PeopleStandard will help identify, develop and train people with the skills andexpertise required. What do you think? Has the IIP standard helped develop your employees or can you manage withoutit? Write to the editor Stephanie Sparrow at [email protected] or atReed Business Information, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM25AS. If you are happy for your letter to be published on our letters page,please mark it ‘for publication’. New economy needs to learn old tricksOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Press release: UK Garden and Pavilion unveiled at Beijing Expo 2019

first_imgBeginning with a showcase of UK gin hosted by the Food is GREAT campaign, the events programme will culminate in a ‘National Day’ celebration on September 17. Other key events include a green-themed ‘Children’s Education Day’ hosted by the China National Children’s Centre on June 1 (National Children’s Day) and others themed around agritech and new technologies. Seminars, exhibitions and discussions will be focussed around major environmental global challenges and the sharing of best practice in sustainable solutions.Garden and PavilionThe UK Garden and Pavilion, which celebrates the theme “Innovating for a Greener Future”, is being led by the DIT, working with a consortium of architectural and design companies led by M-Integrated Solutions, with horticultural expertise from Briony Doubleday, Bees’ Gardens and design support from David Morley Architects.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said: The UK Garden spans health, personal and urban spaces, bio-diversity, UK heritage and art.Visitors will learn how herbs and flowers can be used in everyday food and drink. They’ll also be shown how urban space can be transformed into areas of cultivation and play by bringing the natural world into the city and inspiring people to live more sustainable lives. This will include how to reuse, refresh or recycle their products.A meadow will showcase the importance of animal pollinators, particularly the honey bee, while bringing to the fore the challenges facing our meadows in the UK.Also featured will be installations by sculptor Rob Mulholland, using a variety of different materials and forms to show the delicate relationship between humans and the natural world.The Expo will take place just outside Beijing, part of a cluster of developments alongside the Great Wall, and the site of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It will showcase gardens and pavilions from 110 countries and international organisations under the theme “Live Green, Live Better”.Major UK businesses will also be in attendance and the event will be a valuable platform for the UK to build pan-China political and trade relationships.China is an important trading partner for the UK and represents a significant future trading opportunity, statistics show by 2030 Asia will represent 66% of the global middle-class population and 59% of middle-class consumption, highlighting the need for the UK to invest in its relationship.According to research by Barclays, around 60% of people in China would actually pay more for a product, just because they knew it was British, and at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in August 2018, British firms signed deals worth more than £2 billion, emphasising the global appetite for the UK’s goods and services. The Expo will be a significant moment for UK-China relations and a chance to celebrate this blossoming trade relationship. I hope that the UK Garden will not only demonstrate our nation’s expertise in horticulture, but also help promote sustainable development in China and prosperity for both countries. Our garden is a vibrant celebration of British horticultural heritage and creativity. We are delighted to be sharing it with all the visitors here at the Beijing Expo. I hope they will be inspired by our exciting programme that includes the best of Britain in film, sport, television, and music. The UK is a leader in innovation and sustainable development. Our theme of ‘Innovation for a Greener Future’ celebrates the UK’s strengths when tackling developmental challenges. This is why our Expo programming is built around topics such as clean energy, environmental protection, and green finance. Our bilateral trade relationship with China is stronger than ever, with our total trade between the UK and China at £68.5 billion in the year to December 2018. The Beijing expo is an opportunity to celebrate this relationship. I often repeat the fact the IMF estimates, between 2019 and 2023, 90% of global economic growth will originate from outside the European Union, and I’m delighted that my international economic department is ensuring the UK can take full advantage of the opportunities offered. The UK Garden and Pavilion at the Beijing Expo 2019 – the largest horticultural exhibition in the world – has been unveiled today.Christina Scott, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Beijing, and Richard Burn, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China announced the opening in the afternoon of April 29.There is also a five-month programme of activities, which has been developed with key partners, including the British Council and Visit Britain and focuses on innovation in environmental management and building trade relationships.Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Beijing, Christina Scott said: Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China Richard Burn added:last_img read more

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce Multi-Night Runs In Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced three new multi-night runs set to take place in late November and early December following their previously confirmed fall tour.The four-piece will head to Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd, for a two-night run at Variety Playhouse. Two weeks later, on Friday, November 16th, and Saturday, November 17th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will hit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a pair of performances at the Theatre of Living Arts. Finally, the band will head to Boston, Massachusetts, for a three-night run at Paradise Rock Club, set to take place on Thursday, November 29th; Friday, November 30th; and Saturday, December 1st.General admission tickets for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s newly announced multi-night runs in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Boston will go on sale this Friday, August 3rd, at 10 a.m. (ET). The band will also be offering two-night passes for the Atlanta and Philadelphia runs, as well as three-night passes for the Boston run.You can check out a list of the newly announced dates and find ticket links for each of the shows below.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Newly Added Tour Dates11/2 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA (Tickets)11/3 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA (Tickets)11/16 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA (Tickets)11/17 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA (Tickets)11/29 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA (Tickets)11/30 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA (Tickets)12/1 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA (Tickets)View Newly Added DatesYou can also see a list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s previously announced late-summer and fall shows below. For more info, head to the band’s website.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Upcoming Tour Dates8/2 – 8/4 – Thornville, OH – Werk Out Music & Arts Festival8/23 – 8/26 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’8/31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom9/1 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt9/2 – Lake George, NY – Adirondack Independence Festival9/26 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic *9/27 – Dallas, TX – Granada *9/28 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Cafe *9/29 – Austin, TX – Mohawk *10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *10/3 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *10/4 & 10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *10/6 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom*10/8 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst10/10 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre+10/11 – Bend, OR – The Domino Room+10/12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom+10/13 – Seattle, WA – Neptune+10/14 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge+10/16 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto10/18 & 19 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater12/12 – 12/16 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Holidaze^ w/ moe.* w/ The Kitchen Dwellers+ w/ Andy FrascoView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Benitez angry after semi-final defeat

first_imgChelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez insisted two incorrect decisions by referee Chris Foy had cost his side in their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester City.The Blues, beaten 2-1 at Wembley, felt they should have been awarded a late penalty after City’s Vincent Kompany tugged Fernando Torres’ shirt.And striker Sergio Aguero seemed fortunate not to be sent off after appearing to stamp on Chelsea defender David Luiz.Benitez told ITV: “The penalty decision was crucial. It was very clear. You can see the pictures.”Asked about the Aguero incident, he added: “See the video. I will not talk about another player.”City boss Roberto Mancini, meanwhile, dismissed suggestions that Aguero was lucky to stay on the field.The Italian said: “I don’t think [it was a stamp.] It was a tackle but Sergio is a good guy.”More reaction to follow later.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Sourcingmap Synthetic Fiber Hairpiece bob Hairstyle Short Full Wig,

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-23 20:38:50Reviewed Item Sourcingmap Synthetic Fiber Hairpiece bob Hairstyle Short Full Wig, BlueRating 2.9 / 5  stars, based on  2  reviewsPrice£6.34 Great for a fancy dress for the character joy out of inside out. My daughter needed a blue wig for a cosplay and this wig is acceptable for it. It is obviously for role play or fancy dress as it is very shiny. You could not wear it pretending that you died your hair blue, no. I would say it is just ok as there is not enough hair, in my opinion and the white of the cap can be seen if not styled properly. It is comfortable to wear, the cap is quite deep, unlike other wigs my daughter has. She has very long hair and this wig takes it all. But as i say, not enough hair. Great for a fancy dress for the character joy out of inside out. Key specs for Sourcingmap Synthetic Fiber Hairpiece bob Hairstyle Short Full Wig, Blue:Product Name: WigStyle: Bob Short Style; Material: Synthetic FibersColor: Blue; Deepth: 14cm/ 5.5″Interior Girth (No Stretchy): 46cm/ 18″; Weight: 105gPackage Content: 1 x Short Bob Wig My daughter needed a blue wig for a cosplay and this wig is acceptable for it. It is obviously for role play or fancy dress as it is very shiny. You could not wear it pretending that you died your hair blue, no. I would say it is just ok as there is not enough hair, in my opinion and the white of the cap can be seen if not styled properly. It is comfortable to wear, the cap is quite deep, unlike other wigs my daughter has. She has very long hair and this wig takes it all. But as i say, not enough hair. Great for a fancy dress for the character joy out of inside out. My daughter needed a blue wig for a cosplay and this wig is acceptable for it. It is obviously for role play or fancy dress as it is very shiny. You could not wear it pretending that you died your hair blue, no. I would say it is just ok as there is not enough hair, in my opinion and the white of the cap can be seen if not styled properly. It is comfortable to wear, the cap is quite deep, unlike other wigs my daughter has. She has very long hair and this wig takes it all. But as i say, not enough hair. Great for a fancy dress for the character joy out of inside out. My daughter needed a blue wig for a cosplay and this wig is acceptable for it. It is obviously for role play or fancy dress as it is very shiny. You could not wear it pretending that you died your hair blue, no. I would say it is just ok as there is not enough hair, in my opinion and the white of the cap can be seen if not styled properly. It is comfortable to wear, the cap is quite deep, unlike other wigs my daughter has. She has very long hair and this wig takes it all. But as i say, not enough hair. last_img read more

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Agronomic price for high yields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John Brien, AgriGoldThe adage states there is nothing free in life and high yields in the corn and soybean fields in the Eastern Corn Belt are no different. While the growing season of 2018 has had its share of challenges, the overall trend has been for higher than normal yields. The start of planting was slightly delayed but when May rolled around planting happened rapidly. Once the crop was put into the ground it never looked back. There was plenty of heat, water and sunshine for much of the State. The trend continued shortly after pollination with plenty of timely rainfalls and adequate heat accumulation. All these ingredients have made for a big yield potential. But the adage that nothing is free in life is the theme growers need to be aware of during this harvest season.Growing crops in the Eastern Corn Belt provides many challenges that are constant and often compounding. The 2018 growing season is unique in that the challenges where not the major story but instead the stories of success ruled the day. But, when the success stories are big and grand, there must be a hidden cost associated with it. Often these costs are viewed as a negative, the goal here is to demonstrate that these costs are associated with positive results.There are three costs that can be associated with the high yield potential in corn in 2018. The first cost is the extreme high level of gray leaf spot (GLS) that many corn fields have been battling. GLS favors warm and humid weather that keeps leaves wet for extended periods. These same conditions are conducive to high yields.The second cost is stalk strength. Most often individual hybrids are blamed for having “weak” stalk but this year the large ear and its high demand for nutrients have caused corn plants to have to steal from their roots and stalks to meet the high sugar demand of the ear. With normal yields, plants can meet the sugar demand of the ear but when you add double digit yield increases over “normal” yields the plants have to rely on the nutrient reserves in the stalk.The third cost is yet to be realized in many corn fields and that is ear molds. There is a correlation between high yields and various ear molds. “Rain makes grain” but it also needs to be remembered that “rain makes ear molds.” All of these costs are not ideal but when put into context of the results most growers are willing to pay the price.There are also three costs with high yielding soybeans that are being displayed this growing season. The first surrounds the high and constant presence of frogeye leaf spot. Frogeye thrives in similar conditions to GLS in corn and soybeans plants likewise excel in the greenhouse like conditions Ohio experienced throughout July and August. The second cost is sudden death syndrome (SDS). Many soybean fields started “turning” too early and this was mainly caused by the infection of SDS. While high yields don’t cause SDS, the conditions that promote a large-scale outbreak of SDS are also like conditions favoring high yielding soybeans. As many growers think back to the last outbreak of SDS, they can often relate that to some of the highest yields those farms have experienced. The third cost that many soybean fields may pay in 2018 are lodging plants. Extremely warm growing conditions in June and July along with ample moisture caused the beans to put on a “little” extra growth. To compound the problem of taller beans, weigh them down with extra pods with really large soybean seeds and the plant can become weak-kneed very quickly.Harvesting high yields is a delight for every grower. The hope for all agronomists is that they don’t let the costs overshadow the return.last_img read more

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Salmonella enterocolitis

first_imgDefinitionSalmonella enterocolitis is an infection in the lining of the small intestine caused by Salmonella bacteria.Alternative NamesSalmonellosis; Nontyphoidal salmonellaCauses, incidence, and risk factorsSalmonella infection is one of the most common types of food poisoning. It occurs when you swallow food or water that contains the salmonella bacteria.The salmonella germs may get into the food you eat (called contamination) in several ways.You are more likely to get this type of infection if you have:Eaten foods such as turkey, turkey dressing, chicken, or eggs that have not been cooked well or stored properlyFamily members with recent salmonella infectionBeen or worked in a hospital, nursing home, or other long-term health facilityA pet iguana or other lizards, turtles, or snakes (reptiles are carriers of salmonella)A weakened immune systemRegularly used medicines that block acid production in the stomachCrohns disease or ulcerative colitisUsed antibiotics in the recent pastMostpeople with this conditionare younger than 20.SymptomsThe time between infection and symptoms is 8 – 48 hours. Symptoms include:Abdominal pain, cramping, or tendernessChillsDiarrheaFeverMuscle painNauseaVomitingSigns and testsThehealth care providerwill perform a physical exam. You may have signs of a tender abdomen and tiny pink spots on the skin called rose spots.Tests that may be done include:Blood cultureComplete blood count with differentialFebrile/cold agglutinins (test for specific antibodies)Stool culture for salmonellaTreatmentThe goal is to make you feel better and avoid dehydration. Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should.These things may help you feel better if you have diarrhea:advertisementDrink 8 to 10 glasses of clear fluids every day. Water is best.Drink at least 1 cup of liquid every time you have a loose bowel movement.Eat small meals throughout the day, instead of three big meals.Eat some salty foods, such as pretzels, soup, and sports drinks.Eat some high-potassium foods, such as bananas, potatoes without the skin, and watered-down fruit juices.Give your child fluids for the first 4 to 6 hours. At first, try 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of fluid every 30 to 60 minutes.Infants should continue to breastfeed and receiveelectrolyte replacement solutions as recommended by your health care provider.You can use an over-the-counter drink, such as Pedialyte or Infalyte. Do not water down these drinks.You can also try Pedialyte popsicles.Watered-down fruit juice or broth may also help.Medicines that slow down diarrhea are usually not given because they maymake the infection last longer. If you have severe symptoms, your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics.If you take water pills ordiuretics, you may need to stop taking them when you have diarrhea. Ask your health care provider.Expectations (prognosis)In otherwise healthy people, symptoms should go away in 2 – 5 days, but they may lastfor 1 – 2 weeks.The bacteria can be shed in the feces of some treated patients for months to a year after the infection. Food handlers who carry salmonella in their body can pass the infection to the people who eat their food.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if:There is blood or pus in your stoolsYou have diarrhea and are unable to drink fluids due to nausea or vomitingYou have a fever above 101F or your child has a fever above 100.4F, along with diarrheaYou have signs of dehydration (thirst, dizziness, light-headedness)You have recently traveled to a foreign country and developed diarrheaYour diarrhea does not get better in 5 days (2 days for an infant or child), or it gets worseYour child has been vomiting for more than 12 hours (in a newborn under 3 monthsyou should call as soon as vomiting or diarrhea beginYour child has reduced urine output, sunken eyes, sticky or dry mouth, or no tears when cryingPreventionLearning how to prevent food poisoning can reduce the risk of this infection.Proper food handling and storage can help reduce the risk. Good hand washing when handling eggs, poultry, and other foods is important.If you own a reptile, wear gloves when handling the animal or its feces because salmonella can easily pass to humans.ReferencesDuPont HL. Approach to the patient with suspected enteric infection. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 291.Semrad CE. Approach to the patient with diarrhea and malabsorption. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 142.Giannella RA. Infectious enteritis and proctocolitis and bacterial food poisoning. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010: chap 107.advertisementReview Date:5/30/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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Somehow Céline Dions Son Is a ChartTopping SoundCloud Rapper

first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Somehow Céline Dion’s Son Is a Chart-Topping SoundCloud RapperRené-Charles Angélil is Céline Dion’s son, but also Big Tip on SoundCloud, so we reviewed all five of his songsIt’s come to our attention that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for Céline Dion’s son, René-Charles Angélil. He’s into music too, but instead of belting ballads like his mom—he’s a SoundCloud rapper by the name of Big Tip. With only five songs uploaded to his profile, the 17-year-old is sitting in the top five of both the US and Canada on SoundCloud’s R&B and Soul charts. But, is he any good? READ MORERené-Charles Angélil, Céline Dion’s son, tops SoundCloud chart as rapper Big TipIt was revealed on Tuesday that Céline Dion’s eldest child, René-Charles Angélil, has taken on a new persona and (sort of) followed in his mother’s footsteps. Advertisement Angélil, 17, is now a rapper known as Big Tip, and he’s posted numerous songs to a SoundCloud account. Some of his songs are covers of Toronto artist The Weeknd, including Catwalks (instead of The Weeknd’s Sidewalks) and Loft Music Remix. READ MORECéline Dion’s rapping son René-Charles Angélil kept Big Tip a big secretThe 17-year-old didn’t tell Dion about his songs until they hit the top of SoundCloud’s Canadian R&B charts this week.René-Charles Angélil is not your average 17-year-old — his mother happens to be one of the world’s most famous pop stars. But he shares at least one trait with millions of other teenage kids: he wanted to do something without telling his mom about it ahead of time.So he went and recorded two rap songs in his home studio, in the garage beside the family home in Las Vegas. He released them Monday on the streaming platform SoundCloud under his stage name, Big Tip, and he only got around to telling his mother about all this after the songs went to No. 1 and No. 2 on the Canadian SoundCloud R&B charts. His mother being Céline Dion. READ MORECeline Dion’s Kid Has Released More Rap MusicAfter making his musical debut with a couple of cheeseball Weeknd covers, Réne-Charles Angélil has returned with more music under his Big Tip moniker.Over the last couple days, the 17-year-old son of Céline Dion and the late René Angélil has unveiled three new tracks on SoundCloud.“Never Stop,” “The Apple” and “The Kid” hear him once again rapping about his lavish lifestyle and making bold lyrical assertions — like rhyming “desert” with “dessert,” and claiming “They say I’m an asshole, cause I only spit hot shit.” READ MORE Celine Dion’s son, Big Tip, charting with rap debutCeline Dion’s son’s secretive foray into rap music has already sent him to the top of the charts on Soundcloud.Rene-Charles Angelil, the 17-year-old son of the music superstar and her late husband Rene Angelil, uploaded two covers of The Weeknd songs to his Soundcloud account on Monday under the name Big Tip. Those clips quickly shot up to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Canadian SoundCloud R&B charts.Angelil has since dropped three more other tracks: Never Stop, The Apple and The Kid. Each features original lyrics about life growing up in Las Vegas, where his mother has had a residency at Caesars Palace since 2003, while trying to break away from the shadow of his famous parents to make a name for himself. READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Twitter Celine Dion and son Rene-Charles Angelil pose at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Login/Register With:last_img read more

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PLATFORM DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARIES AND MIDNIGHT MADNESS AT TIFF 2019

first_img Login/Register With: Originally, introduced five years ago the Platform Prize seeks to honour emerging and established filmmakers from around the world who have a unique perspective; the 10 selected entries for the 44th Toronto International Film Festival edition come from Europe, Latin America, East Asia, USA and Canada with four of them directed by women.  “Competitions should celebrate the range of what great cinema is and what it can accomplish. Platform is alive to those possibilities,” stated Platform Co-Curator Andréa Picard in a press release. “Whether they are debuts or mid-career works, these films push the boundaries of narrative filmmaking in surprising and rigorous ways, some using documentary or experimental techniques in their approaches. Audiences will recognize similar themes emerge like a global collective subconscious, but what is truly exciting is the varied means of cinematic expression on display.”   Opening the competition is the World Premiere of Rocks by Sarah Gavron which revolves around a teenager struggling to care for herself and younger brother.  Others include the teacher as inspiration Wet Season directed by Anthony Chen, family trauma My Zoe helmed by Julie Delpy, musically incline Sound of Metal orchestrated by Darius Marder and literary adaption Martin Eden translated by Pietro Marcello. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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