January 21, 2018

Aereo wins a crucial court battle, opens up partnership talks with ISPs and pay-TV providers

Something tells us the US Court of Appeals for the Second District has no intentions to kid around with its latest decision, despite it coming down on the 1st of April. In what can only be viewed as a monumental victory for Aereo, the aforesaid court has just rejected an appeal from a smattering of TV networks that are hellbent on stopping the … [Read more...]

Olympic wrestler wins nomination over former punk rocker

Olympic Wrestler Chris Wilson will be the BC NDP candidate for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain after beating out a well-known opponent. He was up against Joe Keithley, a former member of punk band DOA. Wilson is the executive director for Kidsport Tri-Cities, and a world champion wrestler with multiple Olympic medals. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Opposition Vancouver Councillor wins positive legal “opinion.”

Adriane Carr says the legal "opinion" confirms what she believed all along - that City Manager Penny Ballem doesn't have any authority to interefere with a motion Carr put forward to be discussed at the council table. Carr sought the opinion after Ballem blocked her from asking staff to examine the potential financial impact of the park board plan … [Read more...]

“Argo” Wins The Top SAG Award

The ball continues rolling the way of "Argo" as the Ben Affleck-directed drama scored the top honor at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards just a few minutes ago. "Argo" scored Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, beating out "Lincoln," "Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Best Exotic Marigold … [Read more...]

“Argo” Wins The Producers Guild Award

Since Ben Affleck was shut out of a Best Director nomination at the Oscars, the awards tide has seemed to turn away from "Lincoln" and back towards the earliest front runner "Argo" with both Affleck and the film itself picking up numerous awards since. This weekend though it nabbed one of the biggest - the top feature film honor, the Darryl F. … [Read more...]

Bill Lawrence wins seat on White Rock council

It was a close race, but business owner Bill Lawrence has won a seat on the White Rock City Council. Lawrence won Saturday’s by-election by 130 votes with a total of 620. There were nine candidates seeking the position left open after long-time councilor Mary-Wade Anderson died in June. Only 15-percent of registered voters in the White Rock … [Read more...]

Warners Wins “Superman” Court Ruling

It appears as if Warner Bros. Pictures has won the high-profile court battle that will see it maintain its copyright stake in the Superman franchise reports THR Esq.. On Wednesday, a federal judge in California granted the studio's motion for summary judgment on the question of whether a 1992 agreement with Jean Peavy, "Superman" co-creator Joe … [Read more...]

Raimi Wins “Evil Dead” Legal Dispute

Sam Raimi has come out on top in his efforts to stop a production company from releasing an unauthorized sequel to his "Evil Dead" film series says THR Esq.. Back in May, Raimi's Renaissance Pictures sued Award Pictures for the latter's attempts to produce a film entitled "Evil Dead 4: Consequences". In the interim, Award Pictures and its … [Read more...]

Italy wins Celebration of Light

Italy has been declared the winner of the Celebration of Light fireworks festival. More than one million spectators took in the three day event. For the first time in the history of the event, people got to vote for their favourite on- line. Italy was competing against Vietnam and Brazil.    CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Vancouver gay couple wins discrimination case

Victory for a Vancouver gay couple, who took the owners of a Grand Forks bed and breakfast to the BC Human Rights Tribunal. The Tribunal has ordered the evangelical christian owners of Riverbend B&B to pay Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas nearly 45-hundred dollars in damages and costs -- after the couple's reservation was cancelled three years … [Read more...]