The UK Jewish Film Festival winners have been revealed. The Best Debut Feature Award has gone to Leona, directed by Isaac Cherem. The Spanish-language Mexican film, which received its UK premiere at the event, follows a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man. The Dorfman Best Film Award went to Polish film Dolce Fine Giornata, directed by Jacek Borcuch. Pic charts how the stable family life of a poetess begins to fall apart as she makes a controversial speech. The movie beat out other titles Flawless, Jojo Rabbit, My Polish Honeymoon, Stripped and The Unorthodox. The Best Documentary Award winner has been announced as Advocate, directed by Philippe Bellaiche and Rachel Leah Jones. The film is a look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years. The 2019 Audience Award will be announced later this week. The … [Read more...] about UK Jewish Film Fest Winners; China-Nigeria Co-Pro; San Sebastian Residency; Turks & Caicos Winners – Global Briefs
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Sunday arrested a teen suspected using a remote-control car to smuggle methamphetamine over the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Sunday arrested a teen suspected using a remote-control car to smuggle methamphetamine over the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Photo: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Sunday arrested a teen suspected using a remote-control car to smuggle methamphetamine over the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Sunday arrested a teen suspected using a remote-control car to smuggle methamphetamine over the U.S.-Mexico border. … [Read more...] about Teen used remote-controlled car to try to smuggle 55 pounds of meth across border, officials say
There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, barely audible when he speaks. Loving and loved in return. The other is tortured, a bitter realist, a man capable of pointing out injustice and waging that war on the home front, inside himself. On a warm and windy late-spring day in San Rafael, Calif., it’s easy to see which Eddie Vedder is shooting baskets outside the Site, the recording studio where Pearl Jam are finishing their second album. It is tortured Eddie, the one with the deep crease between his eyebrows. “Your shot,” calls Jeff Ament, the group’s bassist. He bounces the ball to Vedder, who takes a long outside jumper. It rattles into the basket and rolls away. By the time Ament retrieves the ball, Vedder has already disappeared into the studio. His mind is on a new song, “Rearviewmirror.” This is the last day of recording at the Site, and the track’s fate hangs in the balance. It’s a song about suicide . . . but it’s too … [Read more...] about Pearl Jam: Five Against the World
To the editor: In 1960, when I was 14 and growing up in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., I visited a model fallout shelter. I decided on the spot that my family needed to build one immediately. (“California’s San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen,” Nov. 19)When I told my parents that they needed to do this, they laughed and explained to me that where we lived, between New York and Washington, would be a major nuclear strike zone. Plus, even if a bomb didn’t land on little ole Wilkes-Barre, the bombs sent elsewhere would kill everyone anyway. On a final grim note, my father said, the living would envy the dead. This was not very reassuring, and the fallout shelter was never built.Now, living in the shadow of the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, I am not afraid for myself, but I am for the young people with their lives ahead of them. As one of the 8.4 million people living within 50 miles of San Onofre, I say we must demand better than … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: Why do we accept living near a potential major nuclear accident site?
Video PlayerClose SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. scientists have found that strong El Nino events can cause remarkable ice loss in some Antarctic ice shelves while the opposite may occur during strong La Nina events, a new study revealed Monday. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, discovered that a strong El Nino event caused ice shelves in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica to gain mass at the surface and melt from below at the same time. The change has led to a loss up to five times more ice from basal melting than what was gained from increased snowfall. El Nino and La Nina, which are two distinct phases of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), are a naturally occurring phenomenon, where water temperatures in the tropical Pacific periodically oscillate between warmer than average during El Ninos and cooler during La Ninas. The U.S. researchers examined 23 years of satellite data on the West Antarctic ice shelves and confirmed that ENSO impacts … [Read more...] about Strong El Nino events trigger significant changes in Antarctic ice shelves: study