LOS ANGELES -- A small-batch box set of film, music and memorabilia will be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of âMichael Jacksonâs This Is It,â the movie that captured Jacksonâs final concert rehearsals before his death. Only 1,000 numbered copies will be made of the set that is available for presale at the Jackson online store and will be released on Dec. 11, Sony Music and the Jackson estate announced Friday. Each will include four LPs on translucent-blue vinyl, a 3-D Blu-Ray disc of the film, a 60-page coffee table book and a ticket for a July 24, 2009 concert at O2 Arena in London that was never held because Jackson died 18 days before the shows was scheduled to begin. The film, which had the highest global box office gross of any concert documentary, was released in theaters that October, the first of several posthumous projects the Jackson estate would produce. It was culled from the rehearsal footage … [Read more...] about â€˜Michael Jacksonâ€™s This Is Itâ€™ gets box set after 10 years
Auditor General Caroline Spencer acknowledged improvements around average wait times and efficiency had been made, but was “disappointed” the department had not fully addressed the 2014 inquiry's findings. She highlighted the fact people in WA could still work with children after only applying for a check as a particular concern. Of 130,296 applicants in 2018, 128 were denied a Working With Children card. Out of those 128, 105 applicants did not receive an interim negative notice and continued to work with children. But the report found it took the department an average of 211 days to reject applications, which meant some people who were ultimately rejected spent months working with children without the proper accreditation. For 53 of the applicants, it took more than 200 days to notify them of their rejection. The report also found in June 2019 alone, 46 foster carers in WA who had a current child placement were operating without a WWC card. “Failing to ensure … [Read more...] about Workers, volunteers spent months with WA kids before checks rejected: report
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 9: GAME OF THE WEEK Duke at North Carolina. The ACC’s highest-profile basketball rivalry takes center stage in football with significant ramifications in the cloudy Coastal Division. The Blue Devils (4-3, 2-2) and the Tar Heels (3-4, 2-2) are both in the mix behind division leaders Virginia and Pittsburgh with the loser seemingly playing itself out of the race. Duke has won three straight in the series, a run that coincided with current New York Giants QB Daniel Jones’ time as the starter, and is looking for its first four-game winning streak against North Carolina since the 1950s. BEST MATCHUP Virginia defense vs. Louisville offense. The Cavaliers’ defense has kept them in control of the Coastal Division race, ranking second in the conference in each of the four main stat categories and holding five of the seven opponents to 17 or fewer points. They’ll face a test from a big-play Louisville … [Read more...] about Duke-UNC matchup headlines Week 9 in ACC
After a long run-up to the Haryana election in which it was predominantly seen as a no-contest election, and after multiple exit polls also indicated a sweeping BJP win, things have suddenly got really spiced up by the India Today-Axis My India exit poll. While all the other polls give BJP a thumping majority, this one gives Congress a fighting chance. With the halfway mark in the Haryana assembly being 45, this polls suggests Congress could get 30-42 seats compared to BJP’s 32-44. According to it, compared to the Lok Sabha election Congress vote share has increased from 28.4% to 32% but what is more significant is that BJP vote share has sunk from 58% to 33%, a dramatic drop of 25 percentage points. If these figures hold, it is an anti-incumbency vote that has spoken loud at the ballot box. Then the question will be whether the anti-incumbency has been triggered more by the caste factor or the economy. On the former front, one problem with the anti-BJP Jat consolidation theory … [Read more...] about Haryana election: Small state, big surprise?
BENGALURU: Peeved by the State Bank of India ( SBI ) illegally debiting Rs 145 from his savings account and making him run from pillar to post to find out why, a 79-year-old Bengalurean approached a consumer court in 2017. Nearly two years later, the forum has ruled in his favour, ordering the bank to compensate the senior citizen for causing him mental agony and also bear his litigation expenses. New Thippasandra resident M Velayudhan Pillai held a savings account with the SBI branch on 80 Ft Road, Indiranagar . On November 23, 2017, he received two text messages that said Rs 88.3 and Rs 57.5 had been deducted from his account. A puzzled Pillai immediately called the SBI helpline but didnât get a clear reply. The septuagenarian visited the branch and questioned the manager about the money deduction. After making him run around without considering his age, the SBI staff finally informed Pillai that the deductions were errors and a total of Rs 145.8 would be … [Read more...] about SBI rapped for deducting Rs 145 from man’s a/c