Mandryk: News of costly Sask. Party charter flights comes at a bad time
It’s always the little travel expenses that get politicians: That $16 glass of orange juice. Ordering a $3,600 limousine service in London when you could have easily taken the Tube. But a flight to a post-budget chamber of commerce luncheon in North Battleford? Really? Well, sometimes what outrages people isn’t just the little things: It’s when we find out about them. Through the fine reporting of Canadian Press’s Mickey Djuric, we’ve just found out Finance Minister Donna Harpauer spent $7,872.60 for a March 25 chartered flight to North Battleford to attend a post-budget chamber of commerce lunch. The story has stirred a summertime storm of anger.
Shia LaBeouf has resurfaced on the big screen for the first time in two years since he was accused of misconduct.
He can next be seen starring as a Catholic saint in Abel Ferrara's upcoming "Padre Pio," which will make its premiere as part of the Venice Days film festival. It's unclear if LaBeouf will attend the festival.
Venice Days - or the Giornati Degli Autori - is an independent side bar to the Venice Film Festival in the vein of Cannes' Director's Fortnight section and is not directly associated with the larger La Biennale. But Ferrara's "Padre Pio" will make its premiere at the fest as part of a larger lineup that was announced Thursday.
Keystone pipeline operating at reduced rate due to damaged power supply in South Dakota
TC Energy said it was made aware Sunday of a non-operation incident resulting from third-party damage to the power supply at a facility on the Keystone Pipeline System.In a statement Monday afternoon, TC Energy said it was made aware Sunday of a "non-operation incident resulting from third-party damage to the power supply to a facility on the Keystone Pipeline System near Huron, South Dakota.
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LaBeouf in the film plays the title character Padre Pio, also known as Francesco Forgione and Saint Pius of Pietrelcina. In real life, Padre Pio was the subject of both adoration and controversy because he displayed bodily wounds or stigmata that many believed to be aligned and associated with the crucifixion of Christ. He was beatified in 1999 and canonized as a saint in 2002, both by Pope John Paul II.
The film from Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant"), however, focuses on Padre Pio's early days in a small Italian agricultural town and the political unrest that surrounded his early vocation. You can see a brief clip of the film below, which features LaBeouf administering communion.
Mary Alice Dies: ‘A Different World’ & ‘Matrix Revolutions’ Actor Won Tony Award For ‘Fences’
Mary Alice, an Emmy-winning actor for I’ll Fly Away and a Tony winner for her performance in 1987’s Broadway production of August Wilson’s Fences, died yesterday in New York City. Her age has been variously reported as 80, 84 and 86. Her death was confirmed to Deadline by the New York Police Department. No additional details were immediately available.
LaBeouf in 2020 was sued by his ex-girlfriend, singer FKA Twigs, who accused him of abuse and using "calculated, systemic and tricky" tactics to control her in their relationship. LaBeouf's lawyers have denied all the accusations in the singer's lawsuit.
The Venice Days lineup also includes a new film by Steve Buscemi called "The Listener" that stars Tessa Thompson.
The festival runs alongside the Venice Film Festival between August 31 and September 8.
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Former Miss America Cara Mund plans to run for Congress .
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cara Mund, a former Miss America who gained attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, plans to run for Congress in North Dakota as an independent. Mund announced her candidacy Saturday and said she would start gathering the 1,000 signatures she needs to get on the ballot, the Bismarck Tribune reported. If Mund gathers enough signatures, in November she will face Republican U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, who is seeking a second term, and Democrat Mark Haugen of Bismarck, a University of Mary graduate adviser who has long worked as a paramedic. “I am so proud to be a North Dakotan,” Mund said in a statement.