September, 2019

Banned film ‘The Profit’ appears on Web

Sunday, March 23, 2008 Copies of The Profit, a 2001 film blocked from distribution in the United States due to a court injunction won by the Church of Scientology, appeared on the Internet Friday on peer-to-peer file-sharing websites and on the video sharing site YouTube. Directed by former film executive Peter N. Alexander, the movie […]

Oscar Foreign Film race narrowed to nine films

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Nine films have advanced to “Phase II” of the 80th Academy Awards Foreign Language Film race, out of 63 international films entered. They are: Austria, The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitzky, director Brazil, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Cao Hamburger, director Canada, Days of Darkness, Denys Arcand, director Israel, Beaufort, Joseph […]

New York City Mass Transit facing service cuts

Friday, December 11, 2009 New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proposing to make service cuts to close its expected US$343 million (€234m, GBP £211m) budget deficit. The plan includes the elimination of multiple bus lines in The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, the elimination of the W (Astoria, Queens to Lower Manhattan) and the Z […]

20 dead in Hyderabad, India flyover collapse

Sunday, September 9, 2007 At least 20 people have died and 20 more are injured after a partially constructed flyover (overpass) in Hyderabad, India collapsed onto traffic. The disaster occurred at the Panjagutta junction, near Nagarjuna Circle. Two large concrete sections dropped onto oncoming cars and motorised rickshaws, damaging several severely. A large emergency effort […]