Rocketman, the Elton John biopic on the big screen Rocketman is coming. The epic musical fantasy celebrating the life of Sir Elton John is coming to theaters on May 22. Thanks to the success of varied musical fares like The Greatest Showman and A Star Is Born and to the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, public interest in musical films is once again at an all-time high. Then with a subject of legendary talent and mass appeal, plus I must add, proportionate flamboyance like Elton John, you can expect Rocketman to be a dazzling, affecting movie experience. And just so you know, Sir Elton John is himself the executive producer. So there is no way that Rocketman will not get all the facts right, while the director is Dexter Fletcher. The name does not ring a bell? Well, Dexter is the same director who came to the rescue of the then beleaguered Bohemian Rhapsody when the original choice, Brian Singer, left or was fired from the project. Given the results … [Read more...] about Rocketman, the Elton John biopic on the big screen
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By Bonnie Crombie Opinion Patrick Brown Opinion Tues., May 7, 2019 The provincial government is reviewing the regional government system in Ontario. Mississauga’s mayor, Bonnie Crombie, argues yes, now is the perfect time to right a historical wrong and allow Canada’s sixth largest city to be independent of Peel Region. The mayor of neighbouring Brampton, Patrick Brown, argues no, the costs involved in dissolution of the region are unfair to his taxpayers. After 45 years, it’s time for Mississauga to leave the Region of Peel and become an independent city. The regional government model in Peel is broken beyond repair, and it’s time for change. Now. Regional government is holding Mississauga back from achieving its true potential as a world-class city. As an independent city, Mississauga would finally have full control over its future and all decision making. It would be able to deliver services more efficiently and effectively, by reducing … [Read more...] about Should Mississauga leave Peel Region?
A few years back, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI) entered into a contract with Aruze Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (APMI) for the latter to supply LED light strips for Okada Manila’s building façade, which later turned out to be defective. What initially appeared as a seemingly straightforward business transaction turned ugly after TRLEI, through chief executive adviser Dindo Espeleta, filed a complaint against AMPI executives last year for estafa. According to TRLEI’s complaint, APMI was not authorized to engage in the business of manufacturing LED strips suitable for outdoor use and what APMI supplied to Okada Manila came from another company, J&J Philippines Corp., which was a violation of the contract since APMI represented that it would manufacture the supplied LED strips. APMI, meanwhile, denied making any false representations, saying that the manufacture and supply of LED products are activities that fall under its secondary business … [Read more...] about Falsehood not perjury per se
LIVERPOOL: The church organist wanted to meet outside Liverpool's Anfield Stadium. Her name is Anne Preston, and she carried the program of a funeral she'd played the day before, as a document of something both ancient and achingly current.She wanted me to see it, so I'd understand how life, death and resurrection are so tied together with football along the banks of the Mersey River.She arrived with her husband, meeting me between the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand and the Kop, the mighty Liverpool Kop. As he went over to sort his tickets for the first leg of the Champions League semifinal in Barcelona, she produced the programme and told me about a musical request from the family.The mom made the request herself. To honor her son, whose funeral program had Anfield on the front and the club crest on the back, she wanted Anne to subtly work in "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the Mass.It's a familiar request to Anne, and to every funeral director and organist in Liverpool.At the crematorium … [Read more...] about What a Premier League title would mean for Liverpool
By Kathy English Public Editor Thu., May 2, 2019 Why does journalism matter? I asked. You answered. In anticipation of today’s World News Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the power of journalism to make a difference in people’s lives, I asked for your perspectives on why journalism matters to you. The responses, as always when I reach out to Star readers for your views were (for the most part) thoughtful and constructive, showing tremendous insight into the value of the public service mission of journalism and deep appreciation both for journalism’s purpose in our democracy and for the work of journalists who aspire to journalism’s highest ideals. Thank you to all who participated. Here is some of why you believe #NewsMatters: Good journalism speaks truth in the face of lies, without fear or prejudice. When the public is confused by those with powerful self-interest, then the duty of the journalist is to lay bare the facts as (s)he … [Read more...] about ‘Great journalism holds the mirror to our souls’