Local theatre showing controversial ‘The Interview’ film

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. – Wolf Theatres in Greensburg is currently showing ‘The Interview’ movie.Sony initially halted the release of the controversial film amid security fears raised after a cyberattack that is believed to be connected to North Korea.The company later decided to release the film to independent theatres and some have chosen to show it while others declined.Wolf Theatres would not comment on why they chose to air the movie.The film stars James Franco and Seth Rogan who work as journalists asked to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-um after booking an interview with him.last_img read more

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Teen smashes Michael Phelps’ long-standing 200m butterfly record

first_imgChad le Clos, who eventually finished third behind Daiya Seto and Milak, touched first through 50m and 100m, but the Hungarian stormed back to take the gold and break Phelps’ decade-old record.”It’s a tremendous honor to beat such a great men’s world record,” Milak said after the event (via the Olympic Channel).”When I turned back and I saw the time, 1:50.73? All the pressure and tension just went off my back and all the joy came out.” Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’ long-standing world record in the 200-meters butterfly was broken Wednesday by Hungarian teen Kristof Milak at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.Milak, 19, won the event final in 1:50.73, breaking Phelps’ record of 1:51.51 set in 2009. Phelps, who holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals with 23, had held the world-leading time in the event for 18 years in total, having become the youngest male to break a swimming world record at the age of 15 in March 2001.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter

first_imgGo back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterCrystalbrook Collection Hotels and Resorts has won the tender to acquire Newcastle’s iconic ‘Roundhouse’ Council Administrative Centre and intends to convert the building into a luxury five-star hotel, ready to open in late 2020.The hotel is to be called Kingsley, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel. The name follows a Crystalbrook Collection naming convention where each of their hotels is given a gender-neutral name and its own unique personality. The name Kingsley is a nod to Newcastle’s heritage and the city’s earlier name Kingstown dating back to 1804.CrystalBrook says the conversion will be the first five-star hotel for the city of Newcastle. Crystalbrook Collection CEO Mark Davie said he was thrilled with the result of the tender: “There’s really nothing like this building, it has a strong identity and connection to the city of Newcastle. I see a lot of potential.“We think the location, with the City Hall, the Civic Theatre, the Art Gallery and the War Memorial Cultural Centre right on the doorstep, makes it a perfect location for a five-star hotel.”Davie said he had been watching Newcastle’s growth in recent years and felt strongly that Crystalbrook Collection should become a contributor to the future growth of the city.Initial studies indicated the ‘Roundhouse’ could accommodate at least 100 five-star hotel rooms. Initial renders developed by Newcastle’s Barney Collins of EJE Architecture also show the introduction of a rooftop restaurant and recreational area complete with a swimming pool.To date, Crystalbrook Collection has committed to investments in excess of $800 million in Australia including six luxury five and six-star hotels currently operating or under development.In the last quarter alone, Crystalbrook Collection has opened Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort in Cairns and acquired Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney.last_img read more

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