Conservatives call for Gingrich

first_imgWASHINGTON – Conservative stalwart Newt Gingrich has done nothing to lay the foundation for a presidential run except talk – yet he ranks third among Republicans in most national polls. “We need to stand decisively for the values and principles of the future of the American people,” the former House speaker from Georgia declared Saturday to GOP activists who gave him a celebrity’s welcome at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Grinning, he slowly ambled down an aisle toward the speakers’ stage to the strains of “America the Beautiful,” thundering applause and chants of “Newt! Newt! Newt!” His audience – many in their 20s – reached out to touch him and take his picture. Over the past few weeks, at least four polls have shown Gingrich trailing only former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Ex-Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts came in fourth. The ranking reflects Gingrich’s status among the party’s right wing as well as the Republican base’s discontent with Giuliani, McCain and Romney. Unlike Gingrich, the three are actively campaigning for the nomination and are considered the party’s strongest contenders so far. Conservatives, however, are wary because they don’t trust any of the three to sincerely champion their causes. “A lot of Republicans are still searching,” said Wendy Nanney, chairwoman of the GOP in Greenville County, S.C. Her counterpart in Iowa’s Henry County, Robin Malmberg, agreed, saying: “Gingrich may be one that people can rally around.” Beloved by conservatives, Gingrich helped develop the “Contract with America” manifesto of 1994 and end four decades of Democratic power in the House. He abruptly resigned as speaker after a rocky four years and after the GOP’s poor showing in the 1998 elections. Now an author and lecturer, Gingrich remains popular in the party. “We’ve got to have him in the race because he’s got to focus the entire American dialogue,” said Susan Mason, 55, of Alexandria, Va., as she clutched a stack of his books for him to sign after his speech. “His time is now.” Despite his popularity, Gingrich has thus far spurned calls to seek the presidency. He insists he will wait until the fall to decide whether to run. In his only mention of the race Saturday, Gingrich proposed that every candidate pledge to hold 90-minute presidential debates once a week between Labor Day and Election Day 2008 if they win their party’s nomination. The goal, he said, is an honest dialogue free of spin, just “two adults, face to face.” “Other than that, I’m not going to think about the presidential campaign until the 30th of September,” Gingrich told the activists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

PRODUCTION BEGINS ON CATHERINE REITMANS ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES WORKIN MOMS for CBC

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Previously announced cast members Kind, Rinaldi and Wanlim are joined by Philip Sternberg–Reitman’s real life husband and producing partner–as Kate’s husband Nathan; Ryan Belleville (Wynonna Earp, Satisfaction) as Anne’s husband Lionel; Olunike Adeliyi (Republic of Doyle, Flashpoint) as Frankie’s wife Giselle; Dennis Andres (Bed of the Dead) as Jenny’s husband Ian; Kevin Vidal ( Sunnyside, The Second City Project) as Kate’s work nemesis Mo; Mimi Kuzyk (UnREAL, Blue Murder) as Kate’s mother Eleanor; and Peter Keleghan (Murdoch Mysteries, Ginger Snaps) as Kate’s boss, Richard Greenwood.WORKIN’ MOMS is executive produced by Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg (Divorce Corp., Six Little McGhees). Reitman is set to direct two of the episodes with Paul Fox (Schitt’s Creek, This Life) and Aleysa Young (Baroness Von Sketch Show) directing the remaining 11 episodes. The series is written by Reitman, Rebecca Kohler (Kim’s Convenience,This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Karen Moore (What Would Sal Do, Rookie Blue), Diane Flacks (Baroness Von Sketch Show, Young Drunk Punk) and Ingrid Haas (The UCB Show, Vice). Series cinematography by Maya Bankovic (Below Her Mouth), production design by Elisa Sauve ( Milton’s Secret, Zoom) and costume design by Sheila Fitzpatrick (Degrassi: Next Class).Commissioned by CBC, WORKIN’ MOMS is produced by Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund. The series is distributed internationally by Coldsprings Media LLC and represented by Vanguarde Artist Management and CAA. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: twitter.com/WorkinMomsInstagram: instagram.com/workinmomsFacebook: facebook.com/workinmomsTVAbout Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULCWolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC is a Canadian film and television production company dedicated to telling daring, original stories. Wolf & Rabbit is also currently in development on the comedy series Starting Over for CBC. About CBC/Radio-Canada CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC and CBC today announced that production is underway on the highly anticipated original comedy series WORKIN’ MOMS 13 x 30). Created by Catherine Reitman (Black-ish, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Breakin’ it Down with Catherine Reitman), who serves as showrunner and also stars in the series, WORKIN’ MOMS dares to shatter the ‘cult of mom.’ Production will continue in Toronto until the end of October with the series premiere on CBC set for winter 2017.Largely drawn from Reitman’s own personal experiences, WORKIN’ MOMS is an ensemble comedy that examines the modern ideal that working mothers can have it all. When long-time friends Kate (Reitman), a warm and grounded PR Exec, and Anne (Dani Kind; The Good Witch), a no-nonsense therapist, meet timid IT tech Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim; Orphan Black) and lovable mess real estate agent Frankie (Juno Rinaldi, The Killing) in a judgmental mommies’ group, the four quickly form an unlikely friendship. The series follows the struggles of these urban moms, providing a raw and honest look at how they juggle their burgeoning identities as mothers.“We’ve assembled a truly incredible cast and crew and are excited to begin the next step in bringing these unique characters to life,” says executive producer Catherine Reitman. “I hope that audiences connect with these deeply personal stories and am thrilled that the CBC has been so fearless in their support of telling them.” Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs at CARICOM Caucus in Mexico

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMexico, June 21, 2017 – Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield (centre) participated in the CARICOM Caucus on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Mexico in preparation for the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers on the situation in Venezuela and the 47th OAS General Assembly.   Seated next to him is Chet Neymour, Charge d’Affaires, and behind (centre left) Director General Sharon Brennen-Haylock, and Foreign Service Officer Shagerra Edgecombe.Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Everton rules out big transfer plans for January

first_imgFor Marcel Brands, Everton’s director of football, the team is focused on the transfer market window of the summer, not on the one from this month.Everton director of football Marcel Brands has ruled out a “big” transfer window for the team in January.According to the executive, the team is focusing on the summer transfer window instead.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We don’t have big plans. It’s a very difficult period to bring players in,” he said to Sky Sports.“We don’t want to let our best players go, also other clubs don’t. I’m more focused on the summer window than the January window.”“If we sell or loan players, then maybe we have to do something, and if we do something, it has to be good,” he concluded.last_img read more

San Diego City Council President delivers State of the District Address

first_img January 23, 2019 Posted: January 23, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCITY HEIGHTS (KUSI)- San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez is setting big goals for District 9 and all of San Diego. She shared her goals at tonight’s State of the District Address in City Heights.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez is in City Heights with more on this story. Do you live in the @CityofSanDiego? If so, do you know your district and council member? Tonight I’m going to Council President Georgette Gomez’s @GGomezD9 State of the District event, to discuss District 9. It’s starts at 6 p.m. at 4350 El Cajon Blvd. Details on @KUSINews at 6. pic.twitter.com/TO3I5gBNh8— Ashlie Rodriguez (@AshlieSanDiego) January 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego City Council President delivers State of the District Addresslast_img read more