“Our projections showed that without the stimulus, the economy was set to contract by -4.4% in 2020, but with implementation, including ramping up local production, we should be able to limit the negative growth to -0.59%. Let me be clear, our desire to ramp up local production is not a call to autarky but rather an expenditure switching approach which can complement the AfCFTA desire to deepen regional value-chains,” he added. … [Read more...] about Africa should use AfCFTA as template for trade negotiations with the world — Osinbajo
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On July 15, the Broncos informed season-ticket holders of their plans for a reduced capacity home schedule, with account holders getting first priority for single-game tickets and parking passes. Season-ticket holders not interested in attending games were given the option of a full refund or a credit rolled over to 2021. … [Read more...] about Fans will be able to attend Broncos home games starting Sept. 27 against Tampa Bay, Gov. Polis says
A 17-year-old with emotional issues steps up to save her classmates and face down the perpetrators of a live-streamed school shooting in writer-director Kyle Rankin's action thriller. It's been 17 years since Gus Van Sant stunned and polarized audiences with Elephant, his transfixing, oddly lyrical response to the Columbine High School massacre of 1999, a national tragedy now almost normalized by the sickening frequency of mass shootings that have continued to stain American soil. A number of films in the years since have reflected on school shootings in provocative ways, among them We Need to Talk About Kevin, And Then I Go and Vox Lux. What's most notable about Kyle Rankin's slick and compulsively watchable genre entry Run Hide Fight is the utter shallowness of its psychological perspective. … [Read more...] about ‘Run Hide Fight’: Film Review | Venice 2020
Some have called Copa90 the Vice Media of soccer, given its foundation in videos hosted by footie-centric hipsters in a high-energy, entertaining, and engaging style. But there are other parallels. Like Vice News in 2014, last year the company benefited from a U.K. ad campaign by YouTube, and parent Bigballs Media also attracted Series A funding that gave Liberty Global and VC fund E.ventures a combined 14% stake, which valued the company at about $77 million. Copa90 is also working closely with brands such as Nissan, Turkish Airlines, Adidas, and others on content to reach its young, soccer-obsessed audience, in much the same way Vice’s in-house agency Virtue helps major brands speak to its audience. The company also acquired American online soccer upstart KickTV (now just called Kick) to produce content with a more North American angle. … [Read more...] about How Copa90 Is Using Snapchat, WhatsApp, And More To Be A Next-Gen Sports Media Brand
I know at least one major buyer who is chomping at the bit to lock in the impressive, if very dark, drama Pieces of a Woman, which stars Shia LaBeouf, Vanessa Kirby, and Ellen Burstyn. It is the stark story of a pregnancy turned tragic, with the resulting trial of a midwife (Molly Parker) at the center of a devastating English language debut from Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo and a script from Kata Weber. The pair have made a deeply personal movie, set in Boston, that will knock you out. Mundruczo won the top prize at Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for his stunning White God, another remarkable movie centered on the revenge of a pack of dogs that simply blew me away when it saw it at the Fest that year. This one did the same thing, and any buyer who wins the bidding war will have certain Oscar nominations for Kirby and 88-year-old Burstyn, as good as both have ever been on screen. Kirby is a genuine contender for a prize at Venice. It plays TIFF … [Read more...] about Oscars: Fall Film Fest Circuit Aims To Promote Early Contenders McDormand, Winslet, Hopkins, King, And More – But Is It Just Too Damn Early?