Chris Gayle is afraid of being around women, says close friend Donovan Miller

first_imgChris Gayle is now afraid of being around women, according to Donovan Miller, a close friend of the West Indian superstar and a professional cricketer himself.”He (Gayle) always feels someone is out to get him,” said Miller to the NSW Supreme Court.Gayle has been accused of exposing himself to a female message therapist and is on trial in Australia , is suing Fairfax Media for defamation.The media house claimed that he intentionally exposed his genitalia to and behaved inappropriately to Leanne Russel in the West Indies dressing room during the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.Miller said he is a close friend of Gayle and knows him for more than 22 years due to their work together with the Chris Gayle Foundation. He added that everyone thought that the claims were a joke at first and was not serious.”We all thought this was a joke…not serious”, Miller told the court.He also added that Gayle has become very reserved since then and scared, especially around females as he always feels that someone is always after him.”You can see the incident has affected him,” Miller said.”When you look in his eyes you can see he is really hurting about it. I do feel a bit sorry for him,” he added.Gayle recently made a comeback to ODI  cricket in England, scoring 173 from four games. He also hit a swift 40 at Chester-le-Street in the lone T20I against the Three Lions.last_img read more

Vanity Fair Unveils Inaugural VF Social Club At Campaign Hollywood 2014

first_img Vanity Fair, Leon Max, and Benedikt Taschen Present the Annie Leibovitz Book Launch – Wednesday, February 26 – Vanity Fair and Leon Max, along with Taschen Books’s Benedikt Taschen, will host a party in honor of Annie Leibovitz’s new limited-edition, sumo-size Taschen book, Annie Leibovitz. Held at the Chateau Marmont, the event will benefit the nonprofit organization Donors Choose. Beauty Luncheon and Spa Day with Lancôme and Clarisonic – Thursday, February 27 – Vanity Fair will join Lancôme and Clarisonic for a day of pampering hosted by Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell at the Spa Montage at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel. Hollywood’s top makeup artists and beauty bloggers will be treated to Clarisonic facials, Lancôme makeup touch-ups, spa treatments, and a light lunch at this intimate, invitation-only event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the nonprofit advancing cures and the means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Vanity Fair and Chrysler Toast American Hustle – Thursday, February 27 – Vanity Fair and Chrysler will host a private cocktail party at AGO to toast director David O. Russell and the cast of the Academy Award–nominated film, American Hustle. The event is being held in support of the Ghetto Film School, an organization that educates, develops, and celebrates the next generation of great American storytellers, and a cause close to David O. Russell’s heart. The Campaign Hollywood 2014 schedule of events is as follows: Vanity Fair and Fiat toast “Young Hollywood” – Tuesday, February 25 – Vanity Fair senior West Coast editor Krista Smith and Captain America star Chris Evans host Vanity Fair and Fiat’s toast to “Young Hollywood” in support of the Concord Youth Theatre, a nonprofit educational organization committed to making high-quality live theater accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people and their families. This invitation-only event will be held at Hollywood’s No Vacancy and will feature music by D.J. Ms. Nix.center_img Vanity Fair has announced a new initiative within Campaign Hollywood, its annual, weeklong celebration leading up to the Academy Awards.Called Vanity Fair Social Club, the lounge is located in Hollywood’s WeWork creative co-working space and will provide bloggers and online journalists with a fun and inspiring space to write, work, and be entertained while in Los Angeles for the week of the Academy Awards. This is the first social club of its kind to be held during Oscar week.From Monday, February 24 through Sunday, March 2, Vanity Fair and presenting sponsors Chrysler and L’Oréal Paris will host several events at the V.F. Social Club space centered around the Academy Awards, fashion, and, of course, social media. V.F. Social Club guests also will be treated to Chobani “Simply 100” Greek yogurt, as well as custom recipes for both breakfast and afternoon appetizers. Additional Social Club participants include Clarisonic, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Lancôme, Leon Max, Mionetto Prosecco, and Stella Artois. Vanity Fair Social Club and Campaign Hollywood reflect the glamour, art, and excitement of Oscar Week in Hollywood, while spotlighting brands and charities in a way that only Vanity Fair can.“This year, Campaign Hollywood has been taken to an entirely new, socially activated level with the introduction of Vanity Fair Social Club,” says Vanity Fair vice president and publisher Edward Menicheschi. “V.F. Social Club is geared to the online entrepreneurs who are original content makers. From the high-touch client integration across a broad cross-section of advertising partners to an event lineup that provides serious Hollywood-style high-wattage, there’s no doubt that Vanity Fair truly owns Oscar Week.”The Chrysler and Fiat brands have returned for the fourth year as the automotive sponsors of Campaign Hollywood. By partnering with Vanity Fair, Chrysler and Fiat will allow the magazine’s V.I.P. guests to arrive in luxury throughout Oscar Week in the sophisticated and smart 2014 Chrysler 300 and experience the exceptional 2014 Fiat 500L. On Thursday, February 27, Chrysler will host a private cocktail party at Robert De Niro’s Ago restaurant to toast the cast of the Academy Award–nominated film, American Hustle. The evening will benefit the Ghetto Film School, a charity close to the heart of director David O. Russell’s, and will feature “cameos” by the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200. On Tuesday, February 25, Fiat will host the “Young Hollywood” event with Vanity Fair senior West Coast editor Krista Smith and Captain America actor Chris Evans, at No Vacancy, in Hollywood. The event will benefit Evans’s mother’s Concord Youth Theatre, in Concord, M.A.For 2014, L’Oréal U.S.A. once again is the beauty sponsor of Campaign Hollywood. L’Oréal Paris, Lancôme, Clarisonic, and Giorgio Armani Beauty brands will be represented at select events and at V.F. Social Club throughout the week by way of product displays, sampling, and touch-up stations. The beauty brand will conclude Campaign Hollywood with D.J. Night, on Friday, February 28, hosted by actress Anna Kendrick and featuring a special performance by D.J. Jaime Winstone, in support of The Art of Elysium. On Thursday, February 27, Lancôme and Clarisonic will hold a beauty-inspired luncheon and spa day at Spa Montage at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel, hosted by Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Finally, on Friday, February 28, Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Tim Quinn will discuss Hollywood beauty with SunHee Grinnell at V.F. Social Club.Throughout the week, Grey Goose will celebrate those who achieve the extraordinary within the film industry with its Awards Season Cocktail Collection to be served throughout the week’s evening events. D.J. Night with L’Oréal Paris – Friday, February 28 – Actress Anna Kendrick, along with Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris, will host a chic party at Sadie Kitchen and Lounge, in Hollywood, featuring an exclusive performance by D.J. Jaime Winstone. This invitation-only event will benefit The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization that encourages working actors, artists, and musicians to volunteer their time and talents to children who are battling serious medical conditions.last_img read more

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation part of worldwide health study destined for

first_imgJulien GignacAPTN National NewsA non-governmental organization has initiated a water-related study about Shoal Lake 40 First Nation as part of a world-wide investigation into healthy communities.“It’s part of a broader research project on the rights to water and sanitation in First Nations communities in Ontario,” said Amanda Klasing, senior researcher for Human Rights Watch. “As we were mapping out and thinking about countries that have particular human rights issues related to water and sanitation, Canada came up consistently.”Shoal Lake 40 has made news for the past year because of its dire situation. The community straddles the Ontario, Manitoba border and has been under a boil water advisory for the past 17 years.For more than a century, the First Nation, which supplies the city of Winnipeg with drinking water, has strived to survive without the luxury of a road connecting it to the mainland. Members have resorted to crossing the body of water by boat, by foot during the winter. Nine people have perished due to unstable ice.Because the band doesn’t have the capacity to filter its own water, it uses pump houses with chlorination systems in place.Klasing is investigating the potential health risks associated with these circumstances.The findings of the report will be sent to the United Nations in February, she said.Shoal Lake’s situation has made headway since the latest rounds of media exposure.Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger confirmed Saturday that the province will chip in $10-million towards the cost of building what is being called, Freedom Road, a bridge that will link the community to the mainland.The city of Winnipeg is also offering $10-million.The project is likely to cost $30-million.Selinger announced that he will put the required funds in the budget, as per the demands raised by community, he said.“A lot of Manitobans feel that we’ve been drawing clean water from that area for nearly a hundred years and it’s only right that this community get access to a road, which will then facilitate them having clean water facilities so they can have the same quality of resources that the rest of us are enjoying,” said Selinger. “It’s a question of basic fairness, and we support that view and are trying to contribute to a positive solution.”Selinger told APTN that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also expressed interest in being part of the solution.“The bottom line is everybody’s taking a positive attitude on trying to resolve this issue,” he said.The federal Conservatives are promising $1-million for a design plan.The construction of “Freedom Road” has been a talking point during the election, however, with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau  NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair acknowledging the outstanding funds for the road’s construction and offering assistance if deemed prime minister.This is not an election issue, nor a political one, according to Chief Erwin Redsky.“It’s basic survival for my community and we have to work with whoever’s in power,” he said. “We’re willing to work with the current sitting conservatives and we’re going to work with the next government after the election.”It is not simply another road project, said Redsky, but assurance of the overall health and safety of the community.“It’s everything. It’s a lifeline that’s been missing for the past hundred years,” he said. “The federal government is front and centre. They created the problem, they need to be front and centre in the solution.”Jgignac@aptn.calast_img read more

Sting Announces Las Vegas Residency At Caesars Palace

first_img “I’m thrilled to announce that my brand-new Las Vegas residency ‘Sting: My Songs’ will be opening at the legendary Caesars Colosseum in May of 2020!” the musician saidJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 24, 2019 – 11:48 am GRAMMY-winning singer and musician Sting has announced that he is headed to sin city for his own residency.Sting will launch his Las Vegas stay at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May 2020.  The show, titled “Sting: My Songs,” will be a 16-night run, but it may add additional nights if ticket sales are high, Rolling Stone reports. Currently, the show has dates set May 2020 through early Sept.  Twitter Sting Announces Las Vegas Residency At Caesars Palace News Email “I’m thrilled to announce that my brand new Las Vegas residency ‘Sting: My Songs’ will be opening at the legendary Caesars Colosseum in May of 2020!” Sting tweeted. The Las Vegas residency has gone through a kind of transformation that has made room for major names in music, more recently including Cardi B, Drake  and Lady Gaga, among others. Tickets for the shows go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. PT. For more information, visit Sting’s website. Viva Las Vegas: Why Sin City Residencies No Longer Signify A Long Farewell Facebook Sting Announces Las Vegas Residency sting-announces-las-vegas-residency-caesars-palacelast_img read more

After Galaxy Fold fiasco Note 10 may be the hero phone that

first_img8:24 Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge P30 Pro and Galaxy S10 cameras compared Share your voice 5G speeds could happen; a two-tiered approach is bestPhones with 5G support are inevitable, and Samsung clearly wants to get ahead. Making the Galaxy Note 10 a 5G phone make sense. Even better would be if there are both 4G and 5G options, as with the poor Galaxy Fold. The 4G version would help keep costs in check for Note fans who aren’t ready to be 5G guinea pigs as those networks find their feet. There are several other reasons why being the earliest 5G adopter isn’t a great idea, one of which is that today’s 5G chip inside the phone, which takes up space and locks the phone to a single network. Qualcomm, which makes the 5G chip as well as the Snapdragon 855 processor inside the Galaxy phones, is launching an upgrade later this year that will make 5G phones sleeker and also able to cruise multiple carrier networks. It’s possible the Note 10 will be the first phone to use it. 37 Samsung is well aware of the competition and has been said to be working on its own take, however, it’s unclear how much of a patch this will be versus a complete solution that can generate similar results as Huawei and Google, if not better. The Note 10, which has traditionally been Samsung’s pinnacle release before Back to School and holiday shopping kicks in, would be an appropriate, launch pad, if not a belated one. And how about boosted video quality? Let’s dish some of that up, too.Read: Could the Note 10’s camera really flip up?Let’s not forget about camera zoomHuawei’s P30 Pro also earn top marks for their incredible zoom ranges: 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. The results are incredible. The Galaxy S10 Plus, meanwhile, has a 2x telephoto lens, which is certainly convenient. Photos are “good,” but you’re not getting the same astounding quality as Huawei’s upper crust lens with “periscope” zoomOther phones, like the Oppo Reno 10, are getting in on the act with 10x hybrid “lossless” zoom. If Samsung doesn’t pump the gas, it’ll get left in the dust.huawei-p30-pro-10 Angela Lang/CNET An accurate in-screen fingerprint sensorThe ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus is, in theory, a wonderful application of ultrasonic technology (think ultrasounds) to securely unlock your phone and authenticate mobile payments. In practice, it’s a little slow and largely inaccurate, requiring multiple attempts to unlock the phone. It also doesn’t work as well as promised if you’ve got wet or greasy fingertips. And one of the biggest security claims, that you can’t trick it with a fake fingerprint, has just been challenged by someone claiming they have.The Note 10 is another chance to tweak the software, or work with Qualcomm, which supplies the ultrasonic tech, on some other fix. We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Now playing: Watch this: 5G Google Huawei LG Microsoft Samsung Verizon In a reversal nobody expected in February when Samsung announced its first-ever foldable phone, it could be the rumored Note 10 and not the Galaxy Fold that becomes the highlight of Samsung’s six Galaxy phones for 2019. After Samsung delayed the Fold after five early review units malfunctioned, the Fold is no longer the brightest star in Samsung’s galaxy. The Note is usually the height of Samsung’s smartphone efforts, but 2019 was supposed to be different, with the Note 10 taking a backseat to the $1,980 Fold as this year’s splurge device. But with the Galaxy Fold undergoing scrutiny as Samsung gets to the bottom of issues that affected at least five review units, it’s the Note 10 that could put Samsung back on the right track amidst a flurry of phone releases.You might ask where the Galaxy S10 5G falls into all of this. The 5G version of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus arrives on Verizon May 16 for $1,300 before heading to other carriers. It’s already made headlines with one battery issue in South Korea.Yet, I don’t see it as major Note 10 competition. Expensive, it doesn’t have a stylus and will only be as fast as the 5G network it’s riding on. The other “extras” — a larger screen and battery, and depth sensing cameras on the front and back — don’t do much yet to justify the price. Note fans, however, have long been cited as Samsung as being the most loyal, the power users who crave maximal storage space and flexibility through the S Pen.Read: The Galaxy Fold needs an S Pen. Here’s why it can’t have one 5:41 Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus While the Galaxy Note 10 lacks the Fold’s sex appeal, it should have everything the S10 5G has and more — including plenty of competition from Apple’s next iPhone and phones like the OnePlus 7 Pro. Here’s how Samsung can make the Note 10 a winner.Read: Samsung’s best way out of the Galaxy Fold mess: Suck up to buyersFix the screen ‘eyeball’ notch If wallpapers of robots and basketball players don’t make you chuckle, you might be ready to see Samsung experiment with a different design for that front-facing camera. On the S10 phones, the selfie camera takes the form of a circular cutout shifted to the right side of the screen, or a horizontal oval, in the case of the Galaxy S10 Plus.While it won’t get in the way most of the time, it is noticeable when the screen is white. Notch cutouts and cameras that pop up are other solutions, but they’ve also got their share of critics and proponents.Embrace the one-eyed camera. Angela Lang/CNET Still, the Infinity-O display that offsets this hole-punch design isn’t universally loved, which gives Samsung a chance to try again.Read: What the Galaxy Fold’s screen crease, notch and air gap are really like to use Deliver secure 3D face unlockSamsung’s secure iris scanner predated the iPhone’s Face ID, but now that Samsung’s removed it from Galaxy phones, you have the in-screen fingerprint reader as your only biometric…and after months with the Galaxy S10 Plus, it’s more miss than hit for me. We know that Samsung is at least flirting with the idea of a 3D face unlock secure enough for securing mobile payments, because it gave the Galaxy S10 5G a 3D sensor on the front and back. What’s it for? Not face unlock, at least not yet. Samsung said it’s there for AR purposes and maybe some improved depth photography, as with the new Huawei P30 Pro, which has a time-of-flight sensor (TOF) on the took the iris scanner out of the S10 phones. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Rumor has it that Android Q could fold in this technology — after a month with Android Q, we haven’t seen this yet, but it’s typical for Google to hold back some surprises until the final launch in fall. If that happens, the Galaxy Note 10 would be perfectly positioned to be Samsung’s first phone to incorporate secure face-scanning software baked in. Remember that Android’s default face unlock is there for convenience, but isn’t secure enough for mobile payments.We need a real standalone night mode cameraThe main camera is Samsung’s Galaxy phones uses a dual-aperture lens that automatically changes apertures to let in more light when it detects you’re in a darker environment. In my experience, which dates back a year to the Galaxy S9, results are ok, but the clarity and details produced by the Pixel 3 and Huawei’s P30 Pro are in another league entirely.Samsung said there’s a Bright Night Shot mode in the Galaxy S10 Plus, but it kicks in automatically. That’s not a bad thing on its own, but it means you can’t control when you get those dramatically bright night shots. It also means that Samsung isn’t using the same approach to capture and process those shots, which requires up to five seconds.  Sprint $999 Why the Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint reader matters News • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags 60 Photos Phones What about a foldable design with S Pen support?I can speculate with absolute certainty that the Galaxy Note 10 won’t be a foldable phone like the Galaxy Fold. But it’s worth thinking about how the S Pen, Samsung’s digital stylus, could work with a foldable screen. Especially since that feels like a foregone conclusion for a future Samsung device. What if your Note 10 did this? CNET On the one hand you have the Note, whose S Pen takes advantage of a large screen by allowing for navigation, writing and drawing. On the other, the foldable design opens up the largest screens on a cellular device.The nature of the foldable screen as an expansive surface with Android support for up to three active windows at a time, makes it a fertile ground for a digital pen.Whether a future foldable Note would be called the Galaxy Fold Note or simply a Galaxy Fold with S Pen support, it could provide extra utility along the lines of Apple Pencil support for the iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface pen. An S Pen on a foldable Note would also differentiate it from other foldable phones such as the Huawei Mate X or a future foldable iPhone.What’s on your Galaxy Note 10 wish list?Originally published April 8. Update, May 2: Adds new commentary. Abt Electronics See It Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Now playing: Watch this: $833 Best Buy $999 2:48 See it Comments $999 See It Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impactlast_img read more

Bombay Dyeing shares gain 13 in 4 days

first_imgBombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited (BDMCL) shares flared up on the BSE on Thursday, hitting an intraday high of Rs 54.40 before closing at Rs 53.85, a gain of 5.80 percent. In the past four trading sessions this year, the stock has appreciated about 13 percent.BDMCL is in the news for its revival plans that are expected to bring the loss-making company back in black in the next few years.As part of its efforts to exit non-core activities, the company sold land on December 31, 2016 for ~ Rs 185 crore in Maharashtra, including a flat in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi area for Rs 9.4 crore. The other sale effected was “MIDC Land & Building and some specific utility machinery of Ranjangaon unit” for Rs 174.45 crore, the company said in regulatory filing on January 1, 2017.”What Bombay Dyeing aims to do now is to revive the loss making flagship textile business by investing in the brand, expanding store network, growing product portfolio and liaising with international designers. Manufacturing will be outsourced,” brokerage Dynamic Levels said in an update a few days ago.”From now till 2020, the Wadia group owned company plans to invest over Rs 100 crore in the brand, double its multibrand outlets to 10,000, more than double its franchise stores to 500 and commence three to four new products every year,” Dynamic Levels added.For the quarter ended September 2016, the company incurred standalone loss of Rs 71 crore on sales of Rs 430 crore. In 2015-16, the company posted loss of Rs 84 crore on total sales of Rs 1,804 crore. The company’s chairman is Nusli Wadia, who was in the news recently in the context of the ongoing corporate battle saga within the Tata Group.last_img read more

Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

first_imgKatherine Streeter for NPRLight therapy helps some people with seasonal affective disorder feel better. Now it’s being tested as a treatment for bipolar disorder.As the months grow colder and darker, many people find themselves somewhat sadder and even depressed.Bright light is sometimes used to help treat the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Researchers are now testing light therapy to see if it also can help treat depression that’s part of bipolar disorder.It’s unclear how lack of light might cause the winter blues, although some suggest that the dark days affect the production of serotonin in the skin.The idea with light therapy for depression is to replace the sunshine lost with a daily dose of bright white artificial light. (Antidepressants, psychotherapy and Vitamin D help, too, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.) The light box is actually more like a screen, the size of an average desktop computer. Some people call it a “happy box.”To test its usefulness in treating bipolar disorder, researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University enrolled 46 patients who had at least moderate bipolar depression. Half of participants were assigned to receive bright light therapy. The other half received a dim red placebo light. They also kept taking their regular medication.In an effort to ensure lack of bias, the placebo group was instructed not to search for information about light therapy and not to discuss the appearance of their light with anyone else in the study.All participants were told to place the light box about 1 foot from their face for a 15-minute session to start. Every week, exposure was increased until it reached a dose of 60 minutes per day. Patients didn’t have to stare at the box, says psychiatrist Dorothy Sit, lead author of the study, published last month in the American Journal of Psychiatry. They simply had to be in front of it. “They could read the paper, a journal, or look at their bills,” she says.Patients with SAD typically do their light therapy first thing in the morning, when they wake up. But earlier research by Sit found that early morning light therapy could switch people with bipolar disorder into a manic phase. So in the new study, she decided to have patients engage in light therapy midday, between noon and 2:30 p.m.After four to six weeks, Sit found 68 percent of patients using bright white light therapy achieved remission of depression compared to 22 percent of patients who received the placebo light. For the bright-light patients, “they returned to work, they were able to look after things at home, they were functioning back to their normal selves again,” says Sit.Sit and other researchers say it’s important that people with bipolar disorder not try light therapy on their own.First, the results in this study are “intriguing, but highly preliminary,” according to Al Lewy, a psychiatrist and professor emeritus at Oregon Health and Science University who was one of the pioneers of light therapy to treat SAD.And given that light therapy can trigger hypomania, Lewy says that the therapy should be conducted under a doctor’s supervision, preferably a psychiatrist. “If there’s the slightest chance that a patient will switch into a manic episode, then their doctor can be there to treat them.”Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About 3 percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from the disorder.This study “offers a glimmer into a new pathway for treatment,” says psychiatrist Ken Duckworth, medical director of the patient advocacy group National Alliance on Mental Illness. That’s needed, he says, because “bipolar depression is one of the most difficult types of depression to treat.” Medications such as mood stabilizers can help treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder are not effective in treating the depressive phase, Duckworth says. And people with bipolar disorder “spend most of their time on the depressive end of the spectrum.”Sit says it’s important to see her findings duplicated in future research, which should also investigate how the light affects the body’s circadian rhythms at different times of day, and how that affects bipolar symptoms.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Fort St Angelo is not a billboard – Bonnici

first_imgHeritage Malta’s idea of transforming Fort St Angelo into a “unique advertising space” was short-lived.A Facebook post by Heritage Malta advertising the walls of the Fort as an advertising space and urging those interested to send an email, ended going viral with many poking fun at the idea of using the Fort as a billboard.  The idea however came under fire by Culture Minister Owen Bonnici, who took to Facebook early Tuesday morning where he wrote that he was not too keen on the idea.In his post, the Culture Minister said that on special occasions the walls of the historical Fort can be turned into a canvas on which one would set up light projections, citing Malta’s EU accession and Valletta 18 as examples. However the Culture Minister continued, that it is not acceptable to change the walls into a “billboard”, adding that  he is “certain” that this was not Heritage’s Malta intention.The cultural heritage agency is currently chaired by former Minister for Gozo and government MP Anton Refalo. Its board of directors was appointed by Bonnici as Culture Minister.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more