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first_imgAuthor Margaret Atwood to mark ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel with live theatrical event AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Margaret Atwood is coming to a theatre near you in a special live event timed with the release of her sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Atwood poses for a photo as she promotes “Alias Grace,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept.13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2019 1:31 pm PDTcenter_img TORONTO — Margaret Atwood is coming to a theatre near you in a special live event timed with the release of her sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”The celebrated novelist will be the focus of “Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas,” a fireside chat hosted by BBC journalist Samira Ahmed.Atwood will reflect on her acclaimed career and what led her to write “The Testaments,” a second handmaid book she’s releasing more than three decades after the first.The event will be broadcast live from National Theatre in London on Sept. 10, the same day her book hits stores.Organizers promise a number of special guests will be announced later this year.“Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas” will be beamed to more than 1,000 screens, including Cineplex theatres across Canada.It’ll also play movie chains in the United States and the United Kingdom.Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET through www.margaretatwoodlive.com. The Canadian Presslast_img

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Its time to shellebrate World Turtle Day

first_imgLIFE Sydney Aquarium shell-ebrates World Turtle DayIt’s time to shell-ebrate World Turtle DayToday is World Turtle Day – a day to bring attention to and raise awareness, knowledge and respect of turtles. World Turtle Day is a great opportunity for everyone to consider the ways in which human activities can tip the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners.Worldwide, six of the seven Sea Turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles – a major threat to turtles is plastic pollution. This was experienced first-hand in February, when SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium opened its Animal Rescue Centre and welcomed its first patient, a Green Sea Turtle named Matilda. Emily Best, Senior Aquarist at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, said: “We got a call back in February from a member of the public who advised us that a Green Sea Turtle was found struggling in Dolans Bay, Port Hacking (NSW). The female turtle was underweight, suffering from buoyancy issues and covered in barnacles.” After naming her Matilda, the member of the public that found the sick turtle, contacted the curatorial team and a home was immediately set up for her in SEA LIFE Sydney’s Animal Rescue Centre.“Matilda wasn’t eating much at the beginning and we were becoming quite concerned, then after two weeks we came in to see that she had passed plastic during the night. The poor thing had ingested over one meter of fishing line and a sticker from a Turkish candy bar, which had clearly caused her discomfort, pain and impacted her appetite.“After gaining 4kgs and receiving approval from the vet, the team from SEA LIFE transported Matilda by boat to deeper waters, a few kilometres from Maroubra Beach and released her back into the wild last month. Matilda’s rescue reinforces the devastating impact that plastic pollution is having on marine life, who mistake plastic for food. Fortunately for Matilda, there was a happy ending but this won’t always be the case if we don’t start to change our ways,” added Emily.Tips to reduce plastic consumption this World Turtle Day:Consider if a straw is necessaryInvest in a recycled drinking cup or water bottleTry and stop using plastic bagsRecycleSEA LIFE attractions across Australia and New Zealand have launched a limited edition World Turtle Day Keep Cup in order to raise much needed funds for these ancient creatures, many species of which are critically endangered. $5 from the sale of every Keep Cup will go to SEA LIFE’s charity arm – the SEA LIFE Trust – to help in their endeavour to protect turtles through research, campaigns and education. The limited edition Keep Cup can be purchased online when buying a SEA LIFE ticket, or via the SEA LIFE attraction’s gift shops. For more information on the turtles at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, visit: https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.auAquarists at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium shell-ebrate World Turtle Day with cheeky resident Loggerhead Turtles, Dave and Chuong who love eating squid! A video of the feed is here (from 01:17). Source = LIFE Sydney Aquariumlast_img

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first_imgEmiratesqantas Qantas and Emirates have announced additional network changes under the joint partnership that provides customer services between Australia and New Zealand.*From March 2018, Emirates will stop flying from Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland, and instead focus on its non-stop Auckland-Dubai service. Emirates will retain its existing daily A380 flights from Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney, and the airline is also evaluating potential new direct services between New Zealand and Dubai.Qantas will increase the frequency of its services between the two countries, adding seven new return flights per week between Melbourne and Auckland and an extra two return services per week between Brisbane and Auckland. Some of these services will be up-gauged from a 737 to a wide-body A330.Qantas’ new trans-Tasman services will carry Emirates code and will connect seamlessly to Qantas’ London services via Perth or Singapore and Emirates’ services between Australia and Europe via Dubai.The airlines have applied to regulators to extend partnership until 2023The submission includes adjustments to trans-Tasman servicesCo-ordinated route changes improve connectivity and schedule choice across combined network – including Qantas’ re-routing of its Sydney-London service via Singapore rather than Dubai, and Emirates’ new, fourth daily A380 Sydney-Dubai service.President of Emirates airline, Sir Tim Clark, said the first five years of the partnership has been a success.“Reauthorisation of the partnership will allow us to leverage our combined network strengths to offer customers even more flight choices and reciprocal benefits for our millions of frequent flyer members.“It will enable us to continue developing world-class customer experiences, and contribute to stimulating increased opportunities for international trade, tourism and commerce.”Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce said the network changes outlined in the airlines’ submission to the regulators provide even more options for customers.“Since 2013 we have delivered more choice and a larger network to eight million passengers who have travelled more than 65 billion kilometres on our joint network.“We are now enhancing the partnership to reflect customer demand, new aircraft technology and our respective network strengths.“The premise of the partnership has always been that we could serve our customers better together. That’s certainly been true for the past five years and now we’re evolving our joint network so we can serve them even better for the next five.”Tickets and existing bookingsTickets for Qantas’ new Tasman services will be available progressively from today (12 October 2017)Emirates customers with existing bookings impacted by the Tasman changes will be re-accommodated onto Qantas services or will be given the option to change their flights*subject to government and regulatory approvalsᶺsubject to slot approvalslast_img

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