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16 great pictures of footballers away from the pitch and enjoying life

first_img Life through a lens with Jimmy Greaves and Peter Beardsley 15 15 15 Name those Serie A and La Liga legends Ferenc Puskas showing off to some kids 15 Tottenham manager Peter McWilliam (hat) making sure it doesn’t get nasty among his players 15 15 15 15 Charlie Dimmock with members of the Arsenal team 15 It’s just Berbatov being Berbatov Ron Harris doesn’t cut the grass, he chops it 15 Bobby Charlton relaxing just before the 1966 World Cup final Proof Lionel Messi carries everyone in that Barcelona team 15 It’s 5pm somewhere… George Best on holiday with a friend Darren Fletcher caught by Anderson trying to sell Anderson on Football Manager 15 15 15 Eusebio and Gerd Muller: goals galore Dimitar Berbatov was one of the most stylish players to grace the Premier League.The former Tottenham, Fulham and Man United was sometimes criticised for the way he carried himself during games, making it look as if he wasn’t trying.But he was a class act and if he was cool on the pitch, he was probably cooler off it. Take the photo above, for example. He’d rather inflict great discomfort on his eyes by reading really small print while wearing sunglasses inside than look like the rest of us.MORE GREAT PICTURES OF FOOTBALLERS AND MANAGERS AWAY FROM THE PITCH 15 Life’s a beach with Eric Cantona DJ Jimmy – MORE GREAT PICTURES OF FOOTBALLERS AND MANAGERS AWAY FROM THE PITCHlast_img read more

ONTARIO ACTRA CENSUS HIGHLIGHTS PERFORMER WAGE GAPS

first_imgAdvertisement Toronto, January 28, 2019 – A new census commissioned by ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa with funding provided by Ontario Creates shows that the average earnings of Ontario ACTRA screen performers are not only substantially lower than Ontario workers in all industries, they are also significantly lower than other Ontario workers in the arts, entertainment and recreation industry.Membership and demographic information provided by the 3,409 ACTRA members who participated in the Ontario ACTRA Census was linked to earnings data to provide valuable insight into issues of compensation, access to work and pay equity.According to ACTRA Toronto Treasurer Richard Young, one of the study’s authors, “Performers are precarious workers, by any definition of the term, and the census results confirm that financial hardship is a reality for most performers.” According to ACTRA Toronto Treasurer Richard Young, one of the study’s authors, “Performers are precarious workers, by any definition of the term, and the census results confirm that financial hardship is a reality for most performers.”But Young acknowledged that there is lots of work still to do. “Thanks to the Ontario ACTRA Census respondents, we now have the numbers to show that significant performer wage gaps currently exist, correlated with gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and physical and mental diversity. That may be no surprise to the performers affected but, now that we have solid metrics, we can accurately track the entertainment industry’s real progress on access and inclusion and work with other industry partners to create the changes needed. That’s huge.”ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 25,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) is a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors. ontariocreates.caLink to Ontario ACTRA CensusLink to Ontario ACTRA Census Infographic Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Conservative leader Stephen Harper clinches majority

first_imgAPTN National NewsConservative leader Stephen Harper seized his coveted majority Monday night after a tumultuous election campaign that propelled the NDP into previously uncharted popularity and left the once-powerful Liberal party in tatters.Harper’s Conservative party finally managed a breakthrough that seemed increasingly elusive despite failing to substantially increase their popular vote.The Tories gained seats in Ontario and has benefited in part from the NDP’s historic results, turning Jack Layton into the party’s first leader to become Opposition Leader in its history.The Liberal party was left in a decimated third place, hitting a historic low.The battled for second place between the surging NDP and the collapsing Liberals appears to have allowed Conservative candidates to come up the middle. It mirrors what former Prime Minister Jean Chretien managed in the vote split between the Progressive Conservatives and the Reform Party.The Liberals were not the only party to suffer from a crippling blow.The Bloc Quebecois faced major losses in Quebec, a province it once dominated federally, at the hands of the NDP which triggered an orange wave sweeping up the majority of ridings.last_img read more

Quebec First Nation community wants logging money to fight poverty

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Atikamakw of Opticiwan want a larger piece of logging money to battle poverty on their community.But they say the Quebec government isn’t cooperating.Even though the logging is done on their territory.APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story.last_img