Category Archives: Pandora’s Box

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Taiwanese film wins five Golden Horse Awards 

But will I gain the courage to watch it?

They say it’s good; however, I’ll have to take their word for it. I was given the opportunity to watch Detention, labelled a “supernatural screamer,” since September. I opened my email at night when the lights were so low in my apartment that just seconds into watching the preview I got so scared I decided that was as much as I could handle. So now I’m reviewing a film that I haven’t watched.

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Music producer Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival turns deadly in Texas

Astroworld Festival founder and Latin Grammy-winning performer Travis Scott spent the week in Houston, Texas where he grew up, at opening ceremonies for the city in preparation for the music festival on the weekend. The crowd rushed security as soon as the gates to the concert grounds opened but it wasn’t until later during the show that tragedy struck.

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Speak up on Caribbean climate change issues

A communications campaign labelled Speak Up encourages citizens to lend a voice to climate change issues affecting the livelihood of people who live and work in Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries.

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‘American Pie’ singer helped fulfill Alex Trebek’s final wish

Before he passed away from pancreatic cancer last month Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek asked music legend Don McLean for one last favour, to which McLean was more than happy to agree.

Don McLean holds up the song list beside Alex Trebek and woman
Don McLean, Alex Trebek at Jeopardy! party in LA, 2019. Photo: Jeremy Westby/2911 Media
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The real Santa Claus launches online competition for children to win a live video call from Lapland

It turns out that happiness and well-being are linked to sustainability goals and Finland, being the happiest country in the world, wants to share their secrets. They are taking part in a global exposition in Dubai this year. Through the Finnish Pavilion the Finns are inviting people from around the world to participate in a competition to shape the world for future generations while giving them a chance to win a video chat with Santa Claus at the same time.

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Press release falsely claims Black celebrities are endorsing Trump

This story will make you second-guess some of the reports you’ve heard recently about celebrities who endorse Donald Trump in the current election campaign against Joe Biden.

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‘Our America: Living While Black,’ the multi-platform docuseries

The weeklong docuseries and hour-long special that tell the stories of Black families across America airs on ABC Owned Television Stations’ local newscasts and is available via streaming across its 32 connected TV apps – Links in story. View trailer and Policing short video.

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Systemic racism contaminated Joliette Hospital and it killed my wife

The husband of Joyce Echaquan is calling for justice for his wife, the 37-year-old mother of seven from the Atikamekw Nation who broadcast her mistreatment by staff while restrained to her hospital bed in Joliette shortly before she died.

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Masks now mandatory in Toronto enclosed spaces

The fourth largest city in North America now requires everyone to wear a mask or face covering in enclosed public spaces as of July 7.

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