RTHK gets with program on TV service

Monday, April 13, 2015

RTHK will submit a proposal to the government on television services no later than June, according to management.

The public broadcaster is set to take over ATV’s analog TV service. RTHK assistant broadcasting director Forever Sze Wing-yuen said they have first to deal with issues such as network and satellite stations.

TV controller Kirindi Chan Man-kuen said the station will also have to discuss the possibility of increasing the type of programs, including news and shows bought from outside.

Chan said RTHK only has digital broadcasts and does not have the technology to deal with analog television. RTHK’s Amen Ng Man-yee said extra resources will need to be approved by the Legislative Council and it is not clear if this will be plain sailing.

“As an analog television [service], do we need television news? During the time we did digital broadcasts, we had such a plan. Taking over analog TV will speed up the plan.”

Ng said the budget for increasing manpower and resources will be submitted to the government within two months. She said she will also discuss with employees to see how much can be done with existing manpower. ATV’s license expires next April.

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http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=156025&sid=44248936&con_type=1&d_str=20150413&fc=1

Disney fans protest against ‘whitewashing’ as more than 30,000 sign Mulan petition

Disney and the rest of racist hollywood can now use the “they can’t find Asian actors” excuse because Asians actors and actress are fleeing to Asia for acting jobs.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/disney-fans-protest-against-whitewashing-as-more-than-30000-sign-mulan-petition-10170417.html

Disney fans have already began protesting against a white Mulanahead of the studio’s live action remake of the animated 1998 movie.

More than 30,000 people have signed an online petitiondemanding an Asian lead, as the legendary story is about a Chinese girl who goes to fight the Huns disguised as a man to save her ailing father’s life.

Hollywood has come under fire recently for the casting of white actors as characters meant to be from other races. US actressRooney Mara will play ‘Native American’ princess Tiger Lily inPan this summer, while Christian Bale starred as Moses inExodus: Gods and Kings because director Ridley Scott did not want “Mohammed so-and-so from such-and-such” in the main role.

Natalie Molnar, who founded the Mulan petition, writes that so-called whitewashing has a “direct, harmful impact on not only the movie itself but the audience”.

“Whitewashing implies that people of colour cannot be heroes (although they may at times be villains or supporting characters), leaving it far more difficult for countless children around the world to see themselves in the stories they love and think that they too can make a difference,” she says.

“It perpetuates a standard of beauty and goodness wherein whites are considered the ideal and norm despite that not only are Americans diverse, but the entire world is.

“As for the acting community, keeping diverse actors out of what should be diverse roles severely limits the number of roles they can get, especially a potentially name-making role such asMulan’s eponymous character would surely be.

Macau-born Ming-Na Wen originally voiced Mulan for Disney and can currently be seen in Marvel’s superhero series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

However, a recent study found that just 4 per cent of all female characters in Hollywood films last year were Asian or Latina, with only 11 per cent identifying as African-American.

Mulan will follow The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast,Dumbo and Pinocchio into a modern remake, with Disney already having enjoyed huge success with Alice in Wonderland,Maleficent and, most recently, Cinderella starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/disney-fans-protest-against-whitewashing-as-more-than-30000-sign-mulan-petition-10170417.html

http://news.yahoo.com/activists-hollywood-dont-even-think-whitewashing-mulan-192551502.html

a comment under the yahoo article

Katie Campagna 4 hours ago

Jim Sturgess was cast as the lead in the movie 21 about some card-counting MIT students. The real-life group of students was mostly Asian-American, in the movie only 2 of them were asian, and both played side roles with shallow character development, few lines, and little backstory.

Jim Sturgess was also cast to play a Korean man in Cloud Atlas, where they actually applied yellowface in the form of prosthetics and makeup to make their chosen british caucasian actor look Korean.

The last name of the sheriff in 30 Days of Night was changed to one that sounded more caucasian, since they chose Josh Hartnett to play a character who, in the comic books, is Inuit. The real-life town is 57% Native American and 22% white. In the movie there is only one Inuit character, who is played by a Samoan actor.

The lead role in the movie Drive was written as a Latina woman, which the director re-wrote so he could cast Carey Mulligan

The lead role in Stuck was loosely based on the real life story of a black woman, yet they cast Mena Suvari to play the role. And then actually gave her cornrows??

Keanu Reeves was chosen to play one of the 47 Ronin. Really?

The entire cast of both Exodus and Gods of Egypt.

Jake Gyllenhaal was chosen to play a Persian Prince

Rooney Mara was cast as Tiger Lily in the movie Pan coming out next year. Tiger Lily being the Native American princess in Peter Pan.

Katniss is not white in the books and is described as such, yet Jennifer Lawrence was cast to play her.

The real-life Tony Mendez is hispanic, while Ben Affleck who portrayed him in Argo is definitely not.

Jennifer Connelly was cast in A Beautiful Mind to play a wife that, in real life, is from El Salvador.

All of these happened in the last 15 years. It does happen. It happens all the time.

Kenya to UN: ‘Somali Refugees Must Leave in Three Months’

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto says the government has given the United Nations High Commission for Refugees three months to close a refugee camp and send the 400,000 Somalis living there back to their country. The Kenyan government says the Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya has become a recruitment center for the extremist group al-Shabab whose gunmen last week killed 148 people at the country’s Garissa College University. President Ruto said in rally on Saturday that Kenya must be secured at all costs.

 

 

unnattractive and obese Bethany Rutter: “Fat can be healthy, so don’t tell me you’re dieting for health reasons”

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https://archive.today/sFBiB

not linking to man hating guardian website!

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what the fat coercion crowd ignore about obesity

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11242009/Cost-of-obesity-greater-than-war-violence-and-terrorism.html

Obesity is a greater burden on the UK’s economy than armed violence, war and terrorism, costing the country nearly £47 billion a year, a report has found.

The study, commissioned by consultancy firm McKinsey and Company, revealed obesity has the second-largest economic impact on the UK behind smoking, generating an annual loss equivalent to 3% of GDP.

More than 2.1 billion people around the world – or nearly 30% of the global population – are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise to almost half of the world’s adult population by 2030, according to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), which carried out the report.

It has now called for a ”coordinated response” from governments, retailers, restaurants and food and drink manufacturers to address the ”global obesity crisis”.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/effects/

The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

Research has shown that as people become “overweight” and “obese,”* their risk for developing the following conditions increases:1

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal periods, infertility)

*Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.

Mental health linked to losing battle against obesity

http://www.theprovince.com/health/Mental+health+linked+losing+battle+against+obesity/6798710/story.html

Fat tissue isn’t inert. It’s bio-logically active. It produces cortisol, a stress hormone, as well as inflammatory chemicals, both of which have been linked to mental illness. Cortisol is neuro-toxic. It can act on the brain in vulnerable people – putting them at increased risk for depression.

Conversely, people with depression produce excess cortisol. And one of the effects of cortisol on the body, Taylor and her colleagues recently reported in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, is a propensity to accumulate fat around the abdomen.

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Conclusion:  Feminism with it’s promotion of obesity is a threat to public health

man hating Female Rape Apologist Barbara Ellen: “Men know nothing at all about being sex objects”

Looking at the case of Madeleine Martin, the 39-year-old RE teacher and mother of two, jailed for 32 months and placed on the sex offenders’ register for sleeping with a 15-year-old male pupil, do we seriously think that a female teacher sleeping with a male pupil is on a par with a male teacher sleeping with a girl pupil?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/nov/29/barbara-ellen-madeleine-martin-comment

 

 

her latest anti-male hate

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/12/men-women-sex-objects