Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad wins Emmy for outstanding commercial
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:28
Nike’s gamble to partner with athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick paid off Sunday as the company won an Emmy for outstanding commercial at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The commercial, titled “Dream Crazy,” features Kaepernick alongside other sports legends including Serena Williams and LeBron James, who have reached beyond their personal achievements to support and advance political and social causes. The ad was released in September 2018 days before the start of the NFL season. Kaepernick was one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary commemoration of its iconic […]
 
Canada: arrest of ex-head of intelligence shocks experts and alarms allies
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:23

Police say charges of stealing covert information against Cameron Ortis pose ‘potential risk’ for US, UK, New Zealand and Australia

Canada and its allies are scrambling to assess the damage inflicted by what experts believe could be the largest security breach in the country’s history after a senior federal intelligence official was arrested on charges of stealing covert information.

Following a lengthy investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted police, Cameron Ortis – the leader of the police force’s own intelligence unit – was charged on Friday with leaking or offering to share covert information.

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Winde, Fritz welcome SANDF’s extended stay, but want to see a few changes
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:22
The deployment from July 18 until Monday was at a cost of R23m. It is not yet clear how much the extension will cost.
 
2020 Democrats cheer autoworker strike as they look to top Trump in swing state Michigan
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:17
Democrats running to challenge Trump next year raced to show solidarity with the autoworkers striking as they negotiate with General Motors.
 
WNEP-TV’s 16th Annual Trail of Treats
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:06
  Trail of Treats 2019 prepares for special needs kids and young adults.   The 16th Annual Trail of Treats is more than trick or treating.  Students and clients, dressed in their Halloween-best, will gain valuable social experiences while enjoying treats and entertainment.   WNEP-TV hosts two events with community-minded sponsors.  The events are “BY INVITATION ONLY” through WNEP, and are further hosted by the Best Western Plus at Country Cupboard, Lewisburg and by, the Conference Center at Mohegan Sun […]
 
Diamond Strip cocaine gang sentenced: Promoters, doormen and dealers jailed for more than 50 years
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:02
Twenty people have been sentenced for their roles in a drugs supply network in and around the Collingwood Street area of Newcastle city centre
 
Netflix snags 'Seinfeld' after losing key sitcoms as streaming wars heat up
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:01
It's a major comeback for Netflix after the company lost the streaming rights to shows like "Friends" and "The Office."
 
The gym that is changing lives in Newcastle in more ways than one
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:00
Model Health has been nominated as Champion Business for this year's Chronicle Champion Awards
 
Mum battling incurable brain tumour: 'I just hope we find a cure before it comes back'
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:00
Helen Short, 49, of Walkerville, Newcastle, has raised more than £6,500 for charity Brain Tumour Research to help others
 
Northumberland named greenest local council in the North East - with seventh lowest carbon emissions in the UK
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:00
Northumberland County Council recently declared a climate emergency and is drawing up an action plan
 
Plans for 50 homes in Prudhoe finally moves forward three years on
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:00
The proposals for new homes received outline planning permission back in 2016
 
Newcastle Vegan Winter Festival returns in autumn with programme ranging from chocolate to clothing
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:51
Here's what to expect at October's festival which is also out to tempt non-vegans interested in trying something new
 
Immersive Wolf of Wall Street actors get personal alarm buttons
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:40

Theatre company reacts to sexual assaults at previous events like The Great Gatsby

The company behind The Wolf of Wall Street, the latest production to tap into the trend for immersive theatre, has introduced safeguarding measures to protect actors and participants following a series of incidents at previous high-profile shows.

The adaptation of the debauched memoir of former stockbroker and convicted fraudster Jordan Belfort opens in London this week. But the huge success of the immersive format, buoyed by its embrace of escapism and risk, has sparked concerns over how much actors are exposed to dangerous interactions with audience members.

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Sam Fender's debut album Hypersonic Missiles outselling rest of the top 5 combined
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:37
North Shields lad Sam Fender's debut Hypersonic Missiles has got off to a great start according to the official chart update
 
Energy stocks are having their best day of the year — here are Wall Street's best buys from here
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:27
Energy stocks, one of the worst-performing sectors this year, spiked Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's heart of oil production Saturday sent oil prices soaring.
 
Akron police search for man involved in violent purse snatching
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:26
AKRON-Akron police are searching for a man wanted in a violent purse snatching. It happened in the 300 block of E.Waterloo Road Friday around 11:15 a.m.   Police say the 70-year-old woman was getting out of her vehicle in a store parking lot when the suspect came up and grabbed her purse from the seat of the car. As the victim chased the suspect to get her purse back, he took her wallet and threw the purse back to her.  According […]
 
Murder Mystery cruise to set sail from Newcastle to Amsterdam for Halloween
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:24
Red Herring Games have teamed up with DFDS Seaways  for the Murder Mystery mini-cruise to Amsterdam
 
Roethlisberger Out for Season
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:18
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — We have breaking news out of the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers have just announced that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an injury. The long time Steelers quarterback was sidelined during the game with a elbow injury. Just minutes before 12 pm the Steelers issued a statement from Head Coach Mike Tomlin saying Roethlisberger will require surgery that is expected this week. Coach Tomlin said he is going to be out for the season. […]
 
Want to know how prepared you are for retirement? There's a score for that
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:12
You've heard of your credit score, but what about your retirement score? A new tool aims to help you understand just how far your current savings will go in your later years.
 
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