Bosnian director: Movie’s human-rights focus resonates now

first_imgSARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic says she is used to improvising. And she says that came in handy this year while finishing a film during the pandemic. Zbanic’s latest film — “Quo Vadis, Aida?” — has no promotional budget but does have Oscar buzz as a possible nominee for best international film. Zbanic will know next week whether the movie made the shortlist of 15 international films. “Quo Vadis, Aida?” is based on true events from Bosnia’s 1992-95 inter-ethnic war. It took the writer-director more than a decade to put together and create. Post-production had to be done remotely across Europe. Zbanic thinks the movie’s focus on human rights resonates even more because of the pandemic.last_img

Wolf Administration Advises Motorists to Avoid Interstate 78 West of Allentown As Crews Clear Multi-Vehicle Crash, Urge Caution Traveling in Areas Across State

first_imgWolf Administration Advises Motorists to Avoid Interstate 78 West of Allentown As Crews Clear Multi-Vehicle Crash, Urge Caution Traveling in Areas Across State SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 26, 2016center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration is urging drivers to exercise caution on roadways across the state, and with continued instances of snow melt causing icing conditions, PennDOT today urged motorists to avoid Interstate 78 in the area between Allentown and Hamburg and to use caution when driving elsewhere.“Freezing rain and melted snow is causing icy conditions in many areas of the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “I am urging drivers to exercise caution before traveling today, and if you can avoid driving, stay home. A major accident on I-78 west of Allentown has already caused backlogs. I applaud PennDOT and State Police for quickly responding to clear the scene but drivers should avoid I-78 if possible or be prepared for possible delays as the backlog clears.”Freezing rain across stretches of Pennsylvania created rapidly forming ice patches and PennDOT crews continue to monitor the interstates and other routes and treat as needed. Before the freezing rain started, message boards along Interstate 78 were activated urging motorists to use caution and lower speeds. The pavement had been treated beforehand.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.Additionally, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has upgraded the state Emergency Operations Center has to Level three due to poor road conditions and multiple accidents in the Interstate 78 corridor.The State Police have mobilized troopers to work with local fire and police to clear the scene as quickly as possible511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Kossuth County man found guilty of murder

first_imgALGONA — A Kossuth County man faces life in prison after a jury deliberated for six hours and found him guilty Wednesday of  first-degree murder.The jury found 61-one-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Winters guilty in the August 2018 shooting death of Randy Page in the southern Kossuth County town of LuVerne.Prosecutors highlighted cell phone records that showed a text exchange between Winters’ and Page in the hours leading up to Page’s death and the fact that Winters did not return to his Livermore home on the night of August 27th, 2018. Instead Winters spent that night at a friends’ house in Mason City, and he was eventually arrested at another Mason City residence the following day.An autopsy conducted by the State Medical Examiners’ Office concluded that Randy Page died after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest, back and head, but the murder weapon was never recovered.A sentencing date has not been set.last_img read more

Jars of human remains found under Florida home

first_imgGainsville Police are currently investigating the discovery of jars containing preserved human remains found under a home.The jars were found during an inspection of the house’s foundation. Some of the jars date back to 1960, and contain human tongues.The home was previously owned by Dr. Ronald A. Baughman, a former University of Florida researcher and current professor emeritus who published studies in the 1970s and ’80s.Investigators are looking to see if the human remains are related to work that Dr. Baughman may have brought home and stored under the house’s floorboards.last_img

Leading England teenagers head to European Young Masters

first_img24 Jul 2017 Leading England teenagers head to European Young Masters The new English women’s amateur champion, Lily May Humphreys, will represent England in this week’s European Young Masters alongside three other leading teenagers: Barclay Brown, Annabell Fuller and Conor Gough. The U16 championship will be played at Oslo Golf Club, Norway, from 27-29 July. There are individual competitions for boys and girls and a Nations Cup team event. Humphreys was third in the girls’ championship last year. The players: Barclay Brown, 16, (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) was eighth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy, 11th in the Fairhaven Trophies and 15th in the Scottish U16s. In 2016 his results included winning the U18 trophy at the North of England Youths’ championship. Annabell Fuller, 15, (Roehampton, Surrey) tied for the Annika Invitational Europe only to lose to a birdie on the third play-off hole. She was third in both the German girls’ open and, individually, in the women’s European Nations Cup. She also reached the quarter finals of the French U18 Cartier Trophy. Lily May Humphreys, 15, (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) became one of the youngest winners of the English women’s amateur when she took the title last week at Lindrick, Yorkshire. She has also won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the Astor Salver this season to add to a haul of 2016 titles. Image © Leaderboard Photography. Conor Gough, 14, (Stoke Park, BB&O) was 11th in last week’s English U16 boys’ open championship for the McGregor Trophy and third in the U18 Fairhaven Trophies. Last season he won the 2016 English U14 boys’ championship for the Reid Trophy and was runner up in the Italian U16s. Brown, Fuller and Humphreys were all members of the England team which beat Spain in the recent U16 international.last_img read more

PV Sindhu advances at Hong Kong Open while Saina Nehwal’s slump continues

first_imgAdvertisement sj7bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2mwhncWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7b3md( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) l8Would you ever consider trying this?😱cmzgCan your students do this? 🌚88bdRoller skating! Powered by Firework It seems that Saina Nehwal will continue her losing streak in the Hong Kong Open Super 500. She was defeated by Cai Yan Yan of China 13-21, 20-22, within just 30 minutes of the opening round, whereas PV Sindhu made it to the second round after going against Korea’s Kim Ga Run 21-15, 21-16.Advertisement Saina’s performance was disappointing in the first round, but she did put up a fight against the Chinese in the second round scoring 3-0 at the start of the game. But Cai turned the tables on her when she went onto score 7 points consecutively, and it made it hard for Saina to bridge the gap in the scores. In the end, the scoreboard displayed 20-19, and Cai won the game. Saina has lost to Cai even before this at the China Open held last week, and this is the fifth time that she has got disqualified in the first round. After her exit from the Hong Kong open tournament, she is to participate in Gwangju Korea Masters Super 300 Tournament next.Advertisement While it took Saina 30 minutes to get disqualified, it took Sindhu 36 minutes to ensure Kim’s exit from the game. She closed the opening round at 13-13, and in the second round, she broke off the tie at 5-5 and matched ahead with 7 points in the lead. Sindhu is to face Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in the quarter-finals.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more