XAVIER DOLAN CUTS JESSICA CHASTAIN FROM UPCOMING MOVIE

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I am disappointed that we didn’t get to reveal the exciting things we crafted together on this one adventure, but life is long, and missed opportunities almost always bode of even greater future collaborations,” he wrote.Chastain also posted a statement on Instagram saying she had heard in advance about her character being cut and the process was “handled with the utmost respect and love.”“I am always impressed with your true commitment to telling a story,” Chastain wrote in her statement, addressing Dolan.“To be an artist in each moment, you move beyond past ideas and expectations. I love you dearly and look forward to our future collaborations in life and art.”Dolan said he’s “beyond happy” with the film and eager to share it with fans.He didn’t mention a release date, but said “the sooner, the better.”The film has a star-studded cast including Natalie Portman, Kit Harington and Susan Sarandon. Jessica Chastain attends The 23rd Annual Critics Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (MATT WINKELMEYER/GETTY IMAGES) Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter “All sorts of developments unfold during the shooting of a film, as we know. Often, it isn’t before late into a production that it finds its tone . . . It was an extremely difficult decision to make. I feel, toward Jessica, a very sincere love, and a great admiration. The decision was editorial and narrative, in that it has nothing to do with a performance, and everything to do with a character, and the compatibility of its storyline.”Dolan, who has been editing the movie since May, said that Chastain’s villainous character simply did not fit with rest of the film’s pared-down story, but added he hoped to work with her again. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan says he has cut Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain from his upcoming movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.Dolan said in an Instagram post on Sunday evening that he had to rework the first cut of his film — his English-language debut — which was more than four hours long.“We loved every (one) of the assembled scenes, but knew a more profound reflection on the film’s form and focus awaited us,” Dolan wrote.last_img read more

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Giggs Ramsey will improve at Juventus

first_imgWales manager Ryan Giggs believes Aaron Ramsey will benefit in the same way Gareth Bale did by joining a “top-class” clubThe 28-year-old midfielder is set to become a free agent this summer once his existing contract at Arsenal following a breakdown in talks over an extension last year.Ramsey has been at the Emirates Stadium for over a decade and he’s managed 62 goals and 64 assists in 358 appearances since arriving from Cardiff City as a teenager for £5m.Now reports in Italy have suggested that Ramsey has agreed on a pre-contract agreement with Juventus for next season.While nothing has been confirmed yet from either the club or player, Giggs is hopeful that a move to a quality side like Juventus will benefit Ramsey in a similar way to what Bale has experienced at Real Madrid since he completed a €100.8m transfer from Tottenham in 2013.“I hope so,” Giggs told Sky Sports, when asked if a move abroad will benefit Ramsey.“You’ve seen the effect it’s had on Gareth Bale. He’s going to a top-class football club, one of the best in the world. That will improve you as a player.“When you’re an international coach, all you want is your players playing and he’ll be playing at the highest level.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Giggs was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday to announce former team-mate David Beckham‘s arrival as a joint-owner of Salford City.The former England captain has purchased a 10% stake of the National League side and will combine the role with his duties at new club Inter Miami FC in the MLS.Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has refused to share any information on Ramsey’s future ever since it emerged in November that the club had withdrawn a contract offer.But the Gunners boss has remained pleased with Ramsey’s commitment on the pitch after another impressive performance in last Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea.“We spoke three months ago when the decision was made,” Emery said.“Now, I am very happy with him. Because his focus has been very clear in the last month.“His future is very important for his family and for him, but for us, it is very important that he is okay to play like he did [against Chelsea].last_img read more

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Abhishek urges people to turn Mamatas dream of winning all 42 LS

first_imgKulgachia (Howrah): Abhishek Banerjee, All India Trinamool Youth Congress president and party MP, has urged people to fulfill Mamata Banerjee’s dream of winning 42 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in the forthcoming election. He was addressing a rally here on Thursday afternoon.Banerjee said people are fed up with the BJP government because of their “systematic and consistent lies”. “Before 2014 Lok Sabha election Narendra Modi had assured that ‘acche din ayenge’ (good days will come). We have all seen what has happened to the country in the past four and a half years. In the name of note ban, common people were harassed. People lost jobs and public money was looted,” Banerjee said. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalRaising the issue of former Trinamool Congress MP Saumitra Khan joining BJP, Banerjee said: “It is really interesting to note that BJP accepts the ones we have rejected. We have sacked Khan from our party and now BJP has given him a platform.” He said the rally on January 19 at Brigade parade ground will be a historic one and all the national leaders will come to strengthen the hand of Mamata Banerjee, who had first spoken about the Federal Front. He urged the people to attend the rally on January 19. “She will give us the roadmap which we will follow in the Lok Sabha election. It is Mamata Banerjee’s dream to win 42 out of 42 seats in Lok Sabha and we should work hard to fulfill it,” he added. He cautioned people against BJP’s divisive politics. “BJP wants to divide the society and we should not fall into their trap. We believe that Hinduism is humanism and we follow the path of Swami Vivekananda,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

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Hacker duo hijacks thousands of Chromecasts and Google smart TVs to play

first_imgOn Wednesday, a hacker duo hijacked thousands of Google’s Chromecast streaming adapters, Google Home smart speakers and smart TVs with built-in Chromecast technology to play a video urging users to subscribe to Swedish Youtuber ‘PewDiePie’s’ Youtube channel. The hacked smart TV’s also displayed a message on the similar lines. The hackers behind this hacking campaign –codenamed CastHack– are known on Twitter as TheHackerGiraffe and j3ws3r. The attack took advantage of badly configured routers to find streaming devices exposed to the public internet. Once found, the hackers renamed the device’s Wi-Fi name, and then played a PewDiePie Youtube video. A website detailing the hack lists the statistics on the number of devices forced to play the video, total renamed devices, total exposed devices and much more. The website shared some of the information the hackers had access to, including “what WIFI your Chromecast/Google Home is connected to, what bluetooth devices it has paired to, how long it’s been on, what WiFi networks your device remembers, what alarms you have set, and much more.” However, they state that “We’re only trying to protect you and inform you of this before someone takes real advantage of it. Imagine the consequences of having access to the information above.” They further added that  “We want to help you, and also our favorite Youtubers (mostly PewDiePie)’. According to Variety, the attack was part of a marketing campaign- “Subscribe to PewDiePie”-that fans of the Swedish video-game streamer and vlogger have been engaged in since late last year. The goal of that campaign is to defeat the Indian Youtube channel T-Series for the title of ‘Youtube’s most popular channel’ by gaining more subscribers than the latter. How did the attack take place? The attack exploited a Chromecast bug allegedly ignored by Google for almost five years. According to ZDNet, the ongoing CastHack takes advantage of users who use incorrectly configured routers that have the UPnP (Universal Plug’n’Play) service enabled, a service which forwards specific ports from the internal network on the Internet. The ports are 8008, 8009, and 8443, normally used by smart TVs, Chromecasts, and Google Home for various management functions. The streaming devices expose these ports on internal networks, where users can operate them by sending commands from their smartphones or computers to the devices for remote management purposes. Routers with incorrectly configured UPnP settings make these ports available on the internet. This allowed FriendlyH4xx0r to scan the entire internet for devices with these ports exposed. Once devices are identified, the hacker said another script renames the devices to “HACKED_SUB2PEWDS_#” and then tries to autoplay a video (now taken down by Youtube) to promote PewDiePie’s channel. A Google spokesperson, told Variety via email: “To restrict the ability for external videos to be played on their devices, users can turn off Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Please note that turning off UPnP may disable some devices (e.g. printers, game consoles, etc.) that depend on it for local device discovery.” This is the second time that HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r have teamed up to promote PewDiePie’s channel. Both said they were behind a hack in November that forced printers around the world to print out sheets of paper telling people to subscribe to PewDiePie. You can head over to The Verge for more insights on this news. Read Next How IRA hacked American democracy using social media and meme warfare to promote disinformation and polarization: A new report to Senate Intelligence Committee 16 year old hacked into Apple’s servers, accessed ‘extremely secure’ customer accounts for over a year undetected Quora Hacked: Almost a 100 Million users’ data compromised!last_img read more

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Introducing SwiftWasm a tool for compiling Swift to WebAssembly

first_imgThe attempts of porting Swift to WebAssembly has been going on for very long, and finally, a team of developers has come up with SwiftWasm, which was released last week. With this tool, you will now be able to run your Swift code on the web by compiling it to WebAseembly. The SwiftWasm tool is built on top of the WASI SDK, which is a WASI-enabled C/ C++ toolchain. This makes the WebAssembly executables generated by SwiftWasm work on both browsers and standalone WebAssembly runtimes such as Wasmtime, Fastly’s Lucet, or any other WASI-compatible WebAssembly runtime. How you can work with SwiftWasm? While macOS does not need any dependencies to be installed, some dependencies need to be installed on Ubuntu and Windows: On Ubuntu install ‘libatomic1’: sudo apt-get install libatomic1 On Windows: First Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and then install the libatomic1 library. The next step is to compile SwiftWasm by running the following commands: ./swiftwasm example/hello.swift hello.wasm To run the resulting ‘hello.wasm’ file, go to the SwiftWasm polyfill and upload the file. You will see the output in the textbox. This polyfill supports Firefox 66, Chrome 74, and Safari 12.1. The news of having a tool for running Swift on the web has got many developers excited. The project is still work-in-progress and thus has some limitations. Currently, only the Swift ‘stdlib’ is compiled and other libraries such as Foundation or SwiftPM are not included. Few functions such as ‘Optional.Map’ does not work because of the calling convention differences between throwing and non-throwing closures. If you want to contribute to this project, check out its pull request on Swift’s GitHub repository to know more about its current status. You can try SwiftWasm on its official website. Read Next Swift is improving the UI of its generics model with the “reverse generics” system Swift 5 for Xcode 10.2 is here! Implementing Dependency Injection in Swift [Tutorial]last_img read more

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