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Winning the 2017 foreign language Oscar may still not be enough incentive for moviegoers to purchase tickets to view a Spanish-language film that takes place in Chile. “A Fantastic Woman,” admired by critics, and currently screening in select markets, might need a major publicity push to entice customers.

Citing visual distractions, people generally shun films with dubbed dialogue (voice not fitting the face), or having one eye on the scene while the other follows the sub titles. Viewers are therefore lulled into lazy viewing, side tracked by Hollywood’s money making action flicks (slam-bam, kapow bedlam) pushing aside the intelligent stimulation of “art” films.

Another obstacle could be the plot’s title character, a transgender woman played by an unknown (at least in North America) 28-year-old transgender Chilean actress who’s talent includes a successful singing career (lyrical mezzo-soprano).

As a 14-year-old, Daniela Vega’s life split in two, and she began her transition from a man to a woman. She made history becoming the first transgender presenter at the Oscars ceremony in February, a follow…

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Hamilton LRT project has spent $74 Million. Simultaneously with the Rob Ford pledge to allow Hamilton to spend the LRT funding as it sees fit we have been hearing various estimates of how much money
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Hamilton LRT project has spent $74 Million.

Simultaneously with the Rob Ford pledge to allow Hamilton to spend the LRT funding as it sees fit we have been hearing various estimates of how much money has been already spent on the project. We asked Metrolinx to give us an update on the Hamilton funding and received the following reply.

Hi John,

As of end of February 2018, we have committed $103 million and of that commitment spent $74 million. This includes expenditures on the project dating back to 2007, including costs to complete the original environmental assessment for the project in 2011, the environmental assessment update in 2017, and staff costs over that time period to present. The committed figure also includes current commitments for consulting contracts to prepare all project design and engineering work, tender documents, and project oversight during the procurement and construction periods; and costs associated with property acquisition, leased spaces, and hard costs such as printing and equipment.

To provide greater detail on the amount spent to date, we have spent approximately $39.5 million on engineering and design consultants, $14 million on City of Hamilton costs that include staffing and consultant fees, $1.5 million on Metrolinx staff costs and $19 million on property acquisitions.

The $29 million in funds that are committed, but not spent, include items such as upset limits on existing consulting contracts for design and engineering work,…

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Winning the 2017 foreign language Oscar may still not be enough incentive for moviegoers to purchase tickets to view a Spanish-language film that takes place in Chile. “A Fantastic Woman,” admired by critics, and currently screening in select markets, might need a major publicity push to entice customers.

Citing visual distractions, people generally shun films with dubbed dialogue (voice not fitting the face), or having one eye on the scene while the other follows the sub titles. Viewers are therefore lulled into lazy viewing, side tracked by Hollywood’s…

Hamilton LRT project has spent $74 Million.

Simultaneously with the Rob Ford pledge to allow Hamilton to spend the LRT funding as it sees fit we have been hearing various estimates of how much money has been already spent on the project. We asked Metrolinx to give us an update on the Hamilton funding and received the following reply.

Hi John,

As of end of February 2018, we have committed $103 million and of that commitment spent $74 million. This includes expenditures on the project dating back to 2007, including…

Hamilton LRT project has spent $74 Million.

Simultaneously with the Rob Ford pledge to allow Hamilton to spend the LRT funding as it sees fit we have been hearing various estimates of how much money has been already spent on the project. We asked Metrolinx to give us an update on the Hamilton funding and received the following reply.

Hi John,

As of end of February 2018, we have committed $103 million and of that commitment spent $74 million. This includes expenditures on the project dating back to 2007, including…

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Hamilton LRT project has spent $74 Million.

Simultaneously with the Rob Ford pledge to allow Hamilton to spend the LRT funding as it sees fit we have been hearing various estimates of how much money has been already spent on the project. We asked Metrolinx to give us an update on the Hamilton funding and received the following reply.

Hi John,

As of end of February 2018, we have committed $103 million and of that commitment spent $74 million. This includes expenditures on the project dating back to 2007, including costs to complete the original environmental assessment for the project in 2011, the environmental assessment update in 2017, and staff costs over that time period to present. The committed figure also includes current commitments for consulting contracts to prepare all project design and engineering work, tender documents, and project oversight during the procurement and construction periods; and costs associated with property acquisition, leased spaces, and hard costs such as printing and equipment.

To provide greater detail on the amount spent to date, we have spent approximately $39.5 million on engineering and design consultants, $14 million on City of Hamilton costs that include staffing and consultant fees, $1.5 million on Metrolinx staff costs and $19 million on property acquisitions.

The $29 million in funds that are committed, but not spent, include items such as upset limits on existing consulting contracts for design and engineering work, purchase orders with utility companies for design work, and City staff costs.
Thanks,

Vanessa Barrasa
Spokesperson I Senior Advisor, Media Relations & Issues, Communications & Public Affairs

So $74…

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