TOURISM BOOST HOPE AS HOTEL STAFF UNVEIL SANTA’S LODGE

first_imgSOME people just know how to do Christmas – and one County Donegal hotel is hoping its superb line-up will give a seasonal tourism boost to the county. “This Christmas sees the Ballyliffin Lodge transform into Santa’s Lodge – Donegals very own Lapland,” said Breda McGonigle from the top Inishowen hotel.Guests over the next month will be greeted by Santa’s elves. And there will be an on-site Christmas show as well as Santa’s village, complete with story-telling.All washed down with hot chocolate, Christmas gifts and of course Santa, the hotel hopes the massive transformation will be a huge tourism boost for Ballyliffin and Inishowen.TOURISM BOOST HOPE AS HOTEL STAFF UNVEIL SANTA’S LODGE was last modified: November 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BALLYLIFFIN LODGE HOTELTOURISM BOOST HOPE AS HOTEL STAFF UNVEIL SANTA’S LODGElast_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter react to report Sherwood could take over

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR fans on Twitter have given a mixed reaction to a report suggesting that Tim Sherwood is being lined up to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.The Sun claimed on Thursday that ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Sherwood – who was poised for the Rangers job after Harry Redknapp’s departure in February 2015 – is under consideration again.Many QPR fans felt it would be a step backwards, with some hoping Hasselbaink will be given until the end of the season.#qpr let’s please give jimmy this season – if it’s still inconsistent then let’s look elsewhere- sherwood would be a step back imho— Monners (@monners1969) November 3, 2016Would be incredibly disappointed if we hired Tactics Tim. Leave JFH till the end of the season, and if no improvement axe him— Hazzard by Nature (@A_Hazzard82) November 3, 2016I’m not supporting QPR if we get Tim Sherwood.— C (@CRWorthing) November 2, 2016Appointing sherwood will not improve the gates or the mood,it will be another lazy appointment from the clowns at the football club#QPR— Big willy osbourne (@reecetop10) November 3, 2016Sherwood has been on the verge of getting the QPR for ages. Not a new rumour. Did they not see what he did at Villa?! Useless— Chris Hermitage (@ChrisHermitage) November 3, 2016Rumors of Sherwood now. Do the club a favour and do one Les! #QPR #SpursBTeam @tonyfernandes— Charlie Houston (@charliehouston) November 3, 2016Some fans are keen to give Sherwood, who worked with QPR director of football Les Ferdinand at Spur, a chance.@WestLondonSport he’s gotta more about him than JFH. Knowledge wise— Tucks (@andytucker123) November 3, 2016I like Tim Sherwood . There I said it. #QPR— Ross Weaver (@WeavQPR) November 3, 2016IMO I actually think Tim Sherwood is a decent manager.If the club was going to sack JFH, I would go for Sherwood.#QPR— Marvelous Marv (@Marvelousmarv5) November 3, 2016Can see Tim Sherwood coming to QPR, he’s worked with Les Ferdinand before. Just makes sense #QPR— Sam (@CheryMaestro) November 2, 2016   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

WWDC 2014: Apple By The Numbers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#Statistics#Tim Cook#WWDC 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts It’s a year of milestones for Apple. This January marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer. Monday marked the first day of Apple’s 25th Worldwide Developers Conference.See also: Apple Celebrates 30 Years Of The Mac ComputerCEO Tim Cook kicked off the conference with a couple more impressive statistics from Apple, and peppered them throughout his keynote. Here’s our latest look at Apple by the numbers, courtesy of Cook:There are now 9 million registered developers on the Apple platform. What’s more, there are 50% more registered developers in 2014 then there were in 2013.The youngest Apple developer attending WWDC is 13 years old. Apple sold 80 million Macbooks last year. That means, Cook observed, that while the computer industry as a whole declined by 5%, Macs grew by 12%.Since OS Mavericks launched in October 2013, user adoption has risen to 51%. Cook used this moment to add a subtle dig in Microsoft’s direction; Windows 8, launched in October 2012, only has 14% adoption now. Of course, it’s worth pointing out that while Mavericks is free, Windows 8 is far from cheap.Apple has sold more than 800 million iDevices in its lifetime. That includes 100 million iPod Touches, 200 million iPads, and more than 500 million iPhones. The company is still accumulating new users. 130 million customers who bought an Apple device in the last twelve months were buying their first ever Apple product.iOS 7 had an 89% adoption rate for iPhone users, compared to 9% for Android’s KitKat. iOS7 also had a 97% satisfaction rate, according to Cook.98% of Fortune 500 companies use iOS, senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said on stage at WWDC.There are 1.2 million apps available on the App Store, 300 million App Store visitors every week, and 75 billion apps downloaded, Cook said.Just 49% of people used a passcode before Touch ID. Now, on the iPhone 5s, 83% of people use Touch ID or a passcode.   The lastest version of Xcode, Apple’s suite of software development tools, was downloaded 14 million times.Screenshot via WWDC lauren orsinilast_img read more

Review: ERA’s Simple-to-Use Audio Repair Plug-ins

first_imgAudio repair tools are always in demand. The ERA 4 Bundle audio repair plug-ins claim to be simple and fast. So, let’s put them to the test.More often than not, it seems like it’s impossible to fix bad audio in post. However, more and more audio repair tools are coming to the market, especially geared toward filmmakers.Accusonus has created a set of audio repair tools called the ERA Bundle. Accusonus describes the tools as “a collection of single knob, audio cleaning plug-ins, that are incredibly fast and easy to use.”The audio tools come in two collections: the ERA 4 Bundle Standard priced at $149 and the ERA 4 Bundle Pro priced at $499.How the ERA Audio Plug-ins WorkThe ERA plug-ins work with software you’re probably already using as a filmmaker. This includes non-linear editors like: Premiere Pro, Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid, and more. They also work with digital audio workstations like: Audition, Pro Tools, and Audacity.I decided to test out the ERA plug-ins with Premiere Pro. After you download and install the ERA plug-ins, to enable them in Premiere Pro, navigate to the Audio section under Preferences. From there, simply select Audio Plug-in Manager and select Scan for Plug-ins. Then, you can apply them like any other audio effects available in Premiere Pro.Simplicity of the ToolsThe appeal of the ERA plug-ins is that they’re simple, single knob audio tools with professional results. This can be helpful for filmmakers (or tutorial makers) that frequently require clean audio, but may not be versed in the fine settings of a dedicated audio program. Each plugin interface has a clean look with basic features. The ERA 4 Bundle Pro has two additional plug-ins, allowing users to dive deeper into the audio settings, if needed.Let’s take a look at each of the ERA 4 plug-ins.Noise RemoverThe ERA Noise Remover is definitely one of the highlight tools. I tested it on some voiceover, with an air-conditioner roaring in background.It was very simple to use — just drag and drop — then I cranked the main processing dial up to sixty-two percent. I was quite satisfied with the final audio result. Typically, in order to do noise removal like this, it’d require round-tripping the audio into Adobe Audition, then back to Premiere Pro. There’s no doubt that the ERA Noise Remover provided faster results.On some occasions, I’d encounter a bit of a digitized sound on the voiceover when using the ERA Noise Remover. This would disappear if I increased the processing to around 60-70 percent. That seemed to be the ideal processing range for the audio I tested.Reverb RemoverIt can be difficult to identify reverb on location because our ears easily habituate and filter out the excess sound — only to later discover the produced reverb during the editing process. The ERA Reverb Remover works well at rounding off that excess sound.All I did here was drag and drop the Reverb Remover to my audio clip, and then turn the processing up to fifty-seven percent. I felt that the end audio result was definitely usable, despite the extreme reverb conditions.De-EsserThe ERA De-Esser helps smooth out audio problems caused by excessive sibilant consonants. Usually from words that contain “s,” “z,” “ch,” “j,” and “sh.”I got the best results with De-Esser when I set the processing mode to Broad and checked on the Intense processing. In some cases, the De-Esser will add a more rounded sound quality to all of your audio. Be mindful of that because the goal is to target the problematic areas, not round-off the entire voiceover.Plosive RemoverThe Plosive Remover plug-in works in a similar fashion to the De-Esser. However, the Plosive Remover targets words that have a “pop” sound, and might result in the speaker’s breath impacting the microphone. (This often occurs if you aren’t using a pop filter or wind shield with your microphone.) This results in an unwanted “thump” sound that can be distracting.I felt that the Plosive Remover plug-in did its job. It’d be ideal for use on podcasts and tutorial narration videos.Voice LevelerThe ERA Voice Leveler was the only plug-in I probably wouldn’t ever find myself using. I could see it being useful for journalists recording interview audio on-location. But, as a filmmaker, the automatic gain adjustments sounded too synthetic for my liking. However, I try not to use any automatic voice leveling effects, so I’m probably not the target audience for this particular plug-in. De-ClipperThe ERA De-Clipper plug-in has to be heard to be believed. For me, this is by far the most valuable plug-in. It can repair clipped audio that’d otherwise be unusable.(Warning: the audio is louder on this sample.)De-Clipper effectively rounds off the clipped portions of the audio, as if the clipping never occurred. This plug-in could be a lifesaver in an interview situation if you discovered clipped audio after the fact.De-Esser ProThe De-Esser Pro plug-in is only available in the ERA 4 Bundle Pro. It expands on the De-Esser plug-in, with more options and some useful presets.In addition to the main Processing dial, you also have a slider for Focus and Shaping. I got great results when I softened the Shaping settings. Compared to the standard De-Esser, I preferred the additional options offered by the De-Esser Pro plug-in.ERA-DThe ERA-D plug-in is also only available with the ERA 4 Bundle Pro. The ERA-D plug-in combines the noise remover and the reverb remover into one effective solution. It also includes quite a few more settings to customize, as well as presets.The level of customization is greatly increased with the ERA-D plug-in, which makes it appealing to audiophiles who prefer the ability to fine-tune their mix.ConclusionAfter using the plug-ins with Premiere Pro, I’d highly recommend both the ERA 4 Bundle Standard and the ERA 4 Bundle Pro. The simplicity of the plug-ins, and the amount of time you save during edits, is well worth it. The stand out plug-ins (for me) were the Noise Remover, the Reverb Remover, and the De-Clipper. Any one of these could salvage a problematic audio situation.I’d recommend the ERA 4 Bundle Standard to indie filmmakers and YouTubers looking for a cost-effective solution. The standard bundle has all of the core audio repair tools you’ll need. And, if you work for a studio that can easily afford a professional package, pick up the ERA 4 Bundle Pro.Looking for more audio editing tips? Check these out.The Complete Video Editor’s Guide to Working with MusicCreative Ways You Can Use Music Loops in Your VideosWAV vs. MP3: Why You Need Hi-Res Audio for Your VideoDownload, Prep, and Import Song Stems to Your Favorite NLEHow Video Editors Can Increase Production Value Using Song Stemslast_img read more

‘Arjuna Award has been reduced to a farce thanks to political lobbying and corruption’

first_imgPlaying a dirty game”With the mud slinging and public washing of dirty linen by sportspersons and politicians, the Arjuna Awards ought to be renamed the ‘Duryodhan Awards’.”-Jinu Mathew, on e-mailThe Broken RunYour cover story has exposed the darker and gloomier side of the state of Indian sports (“Prize and Prejudice”,,Playing a dirty game”With the mud slinging and public washing of dirty linen by sportspersons and politicians, the Arjuna Awards ought to be renamed the ‘Duryodhan Awards’.”-Jinu Mathew, on e-mailThe Broken RunYour cover story has exposed the darker and gloomier side of the state of Indian sports (“Prize and Prejudice”, September 3). The Arjuna Award, once the pride and dream of Indian sportspersons, has now been reduced to a farce thanks to political lobbying and corruption. What is equally disheartening is the plight of past Arjuna winners who are forced to sell their trophies for survival.-Rohit Bhandiye, PanajiIt is a shame that in our country recognition doesn’t come on its own for the deserving – it depends on one’s ability to pull the right strings.-K. Balaramakrishnan, ChennaiMilkha Singh’s decision to decline the Arjuna Award is not justified. It is, after all, a national honour. But I’d also like to add that the complaints aired by him and a few others cannot be ignored. If the country’s best prize for sportspersons is awarded to people unworthy of it, upcoming sportspersons cannot be motivated to perform well in the international arena. I suggest that a rule be made that any person whose name is being considered for the award should have at least one international medal to his name. Secondly, the number of Arjuna Awards given per year should be reduced. Only then can its value be restored.-Lokesh Thakur, ShimlaArjuna was a warrior and even the Arjuna Award emblem depicts him taking aim with his bow and arrow. I, therefore, find it disgraceful that this award is not associated with soldiers but with sportspersons.-Lt-Col (Retd) R. Nandkeolyar, LucknowadvertisementSleeping with the EnemyThe custom of sharing brides among the Gurjjars in Rajasthan is nothing but prostitution in the garb of marriage (“Family Bride, September 3). I am convinced that the women hardly have any choice in this matter though your report seems to suggest that they are quite happy as they are freed from doing household chores. It is preposterous and utterly shameful.-Jayati Mandal, on e-mailThe story of the gurjjars’ dearth of females calls for an introspection into our demographic guidelines and the rules by which we dilineate our population parameters. It brings to mind the vulnerability of another ethnic group which is on the brink of extinction – the Great Andamanese.-J. Mathew, on e-mailThe story offers a lesson to all those who believe in a patriarchal society: indulge in female infanticide and foeticide and pay the price.-Aruna Saxena, PuneNot GuiltyI find it distressing that you are trying to denounce the means adopted by Tehelka (“The Truth Uncovered”, September 3). Your report smacks of double standards because the means to unearth misdoings at the top echelons cannot always be above board but that does not mean we try to stop the pursuit of truth. Besides, such unconventional means are adopted by many media houses for exposes. Moreover, it diverts attention from the main issue: corruption in high places. Why is there an urgency to launch criminal proceedings against the Tehelka team when there’s a greater urgency to book the bribe-takers?-Dr R.N. Trivedi, KanpurIn a Different ContextYour article on George Fernandes and his reinduction into the government is regrettable (“Doghouse Woes”, September 10). In describing his exclusion from the Government Fernandes has been quoted as saying that “it is a grave injustice to me” when his actual statement was that a question pertaining to his inclusion in the Cabinet was an injustice. Besides, the NDA has made no complaint about the slow progress of the Justice Venkatswami Commission. It is unfair to say that the SP is “griping” about delays in proceedings of the Commission.-Dr Shambhu Shrivastwa, General Secretary, Samata PartyStatus QuoYour story on the “commendable work” being done by the Gujarat Government came as a shock (“Turning a Calamity into an Opportunity”, September 3). It seems your reporter did not visit Gujarat, let alone Kutch, and even if he did, he probably spoke only to those in power and not the hapless victims of the quake. The victims are still running from pillar to post for succour and aid. The government has failed miserably in providing that most fundamental necessity: a shelter.-B.G. Varghese, AhmedabadThis was an advertisement feature and not an INDIA TODAY report. – EditorRank InefficiencyI am not surprised at the poor performance and bad results of the tourism minister (“Ministries of Inaction”, August 27). While foreigners find the food here to be cheap, entrance fees to monuments are very high. It is my third visit to India and I appreciate the kindness of the people but I must say that visiting India is quite a financial burden for a family man as far as monuments are concerned.-Nicolas Geiger, FranceYour analysis of the ministry of Tourism portrays a sad picture for a remarkable country. After spending a month here on holiday, I am still surprised by the government legislation that makes the tourist’s life unpleasant, difficult and expensive. The US$20 Taj Mahal entrance fee is outrageous but would not be so bad if one could guarantee that it would be spent on maintenance of the building or the surrounding area. Instead, I suspect that it will form part of a government official’s holiday fund to a foreign country which has realised that such blatant discrimination is detrimental to its tourism industry.-Alex Marshall, on e-mailadvertisementGoing by the grading system you have adopted for the ministers, the petroleum and natural gas minister should be the topper. After all, nobody outside the Government is interested in attributes like “understanding of issues” or “commitment to reforms”. It is the “achievements” that count.-B. Rita, on e-mailI was dismayed to see that Laloo Yadav is the most preferred chief minister of Bihar (“Missing a Leader”, August 20). What about the fodder scam, caste carnages, and non-existence of tourism and industrialisation? Srikrishna Sinha, the man responsible for putting modern Bihar on the map of India, has been forgotten. And it was only after 1961 that Bihar and Biharis became the butt of jokes.-Suresh Shankar, PatnaCaste and CharacterIn the editorial on violence in Kashmir, you mention that “part of the problem is India’s national character” (“Passive Resistance”, August 20). It is this “character” perhaps that made an English magazine state after a thorough exploration that except for two, no Hindu temples were attacked in Kashmir. Again, it must be this “character” that tries to rationalise every action of the terrorists and opine that anyone who reacts in provocation is the scum of the earth.-Ashok Chowgule, president, VHP, Maharashtra PradeshCurriculum of the BabusIn her column, Tavleen Singh tries to deflect the blame from our disastrous present Government (“Missing the Point”, September 3). She tries to pin the blame on the Congress by saying that in the 40 years that it ruled us we had an education system that was designed to turn India into a nation of clerks. Is she not aware that our country produces the highest number of competent engineers, as also a large number of other professionals? And what about herself? Was she educated abroad or does she think she hasn’t risen above the level of a clerk considering that she was a product of the same system she talks of so contemptuously?-C. Sunita Reddy, HyderabadI couldn’t agree more with Tavleen Singh. Both A.B. Vajpayee and Sonia Gandhi need to understand that what we teach is more important than how we teach it. The most important point of quality of education is sidelined by both the BJP and the Congress: where is our education system headed? As an instrument of change and development, the education system in India must be depoliticised and modernised.-Aashish Opal, ChandigarhadvertisementOptical DelusionPlease desist from publishing irrelevant comments of B.S. Bedi (“Captain Cowboy”, August 13). He seems to be suffering from a delusion of grandeur. Though a great spinner of the 1970s, he was recently spitting venom while discussing the lack of character of current Indian cricketers. Not only a foot, he put both his legs in his mouth. It is beyond any doubt that Sourav Ganguly has some “pet” cricketers. But what is the harm in backing competent cricketers? At least he is not promoting provincialism and aiding incompetent ones as done by his predecessors.-Mahasweta Mitra, Jayant, Madhya Pradeshlast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Lemina: Bielsa key to leaving Marseille

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Lemina: Bielsa key to leaving Marseilleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina has explained why he left Olympique Marseille.Lemina quit OM for Juventus before landing at Saints.He explained to Eurosport: “I spent only two years in Marseille. When I arrived, I thought I would stay longer. The first year, with Elie Baup was complicated but the next one with Marcelo Bielsa was magnificent. “We discovered another OM, more spectacular. With the coach, I learned a lot. It’s really very interesting to work under his orders. When he left, it was a shock for me and that’s what made me want to go.”Bielsa is now leading Leeds United in their promotion push frm the Championship. last_img read more

11 days ago​Argentina boss Scanoli reveals Aguero not involved in full Man City training

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Argentina boss Scanoli reveals Aguero not involved in full Man City trainingby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArgentina boss Lionel Scaloni has claimed that Sergio Aguero often sits out of full training at Manchester City.Aguero has been involved in most of City’s games this season, managing eight goals in as many games this term.But he is carrying an injury, according to his international boss.Scaloni spoke about Aguero and said to reporters: “Sergio Aguero is not here because he’s been carrying a problem and has not been training 100 per cent with his club.”It is unclear what injury is troubling Aguero and whether he will be fit for his club’s next Premier League game after the international break.The 31-year-old is still one of the key players at the Etihad Stadium club, and will be needed if City are to catch up on the eight point deficit to Liverpool in the Premier League table. last_img read more

CBC BOOKS ANNOUNCES CANADA READS 2017 THEME HOST AND LONGLIST

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook The Break by Katherena Vermette (House of Anansi Press)Company Town by Madeline Ashby (TOR)The Elephants in My Backyard by Rajiv Surendra (Random House Canada)even this page is white by Vivek Shraya (Arsenal Pulp Press)Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis (Coach House Books)I Am Woman by Lee Maracle (Press Gang)The Just City by Jo Walton (TOR)Knucklehead by Matt Lennox (Harper Collins)Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji (Doubleday Canada)One Hour in Paris by Karyn L. Freedman (Freehand Books)Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer (Viking)The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Penguin Canada)Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Del Rey)Today I Learned It Was You by Edward Riche (House of Anansi Press)Waiting for First Light by Roméo Dallaire, with Jessica Dee Humphreys (Random House Canada)The Canada Reads panel and the final five books will be announced on January 31, 2017. Each year,   the shortlisted Canada Reads books see a significant rise in sales, and the winning book stays on bestseller lists for months. For the past two years, all five shortlisted titles appeared on Canadian bestseller lists in the weeks leading up to the debates.Notable past winners include Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda, which went on to become the top-selling Canadian book of the year in 2014; The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis, which began as a self-published book and won Canada Reads in 2011; The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, the 2009 winner, which was broadcast as a mini-series on CBC-TV in early 2015; and both 2007’s winner Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill, and Ru by Kim Thúy — debut novels that became international bestsellers.CBC Books is pleased to announce that Indigo is returning for a third year as a sponsor of Canada Reads.The Canada Reads debates will take place in front of live audiences over four days from March 27-30, 2017, and will be broadcast on CBC Radio One, CBC TV and online at CBCbooks.ca.  Each day of the competition, one book will be eliminated by the panellists, until a winner is voted the must-read book for Canadians in 2017. Olympian and humanitarian Clara Hughes was the winning panellist for Canada Reads 2016, defending  The Illegal by Lawrence Hill.For more information, please visit CBCbooks.ca, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram  @CBCbooks #CanadaReads.-30-About Ali HassanAli Hassan is an Actor, Stand-Up Comedian and host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud. CBC television viewers may remember him from his season as the lead comedy panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. He can currently be seen in his recurring roles on Man Seeking Woman (FXX), Odd Squad (PBS Kids) and Cardinal (CTV). Ali recently returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he did a month long-run of his solo show Muslim Interrupted.About CBC BooksHome to Canada Reads, Writers & Company with Eleanor Wachtel, The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, Canada Writes and the CBC Literary Prizes, CBC Books connects Canadians with books, encouraging a shared love of reading and writing. For book news, writing challenges, reading lists, book recommendations and more, visit www.cbcbooks.ca.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada. CBC Books today announced the Canada Reads 2017 longlist of 15 books. Debating the question, “What is the one book Canadians need now?” Canada Reads 2017 is looking at stories that help us explore the diverse perspectives that make this nation what it is today, and to reflect on where we’re heading. Hosted by CBC Laugh Out Loud’s Ali Hassan, CBC’s annual battle of the books, now in its 16th year, will take place March 27-30, 2017.“I’m thrilled to be the host of Canada Reads for 2017,” said Hassan. “In my eyes, it’s the most important literary endeavour in the country, bringing together people to celebrate these diverse Canadian authors. My father, an English professor of 40 years, will also posthumously be pleased.”From science fiction to nonfiction, futuristic to fable, the longlisted books are: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more