This is an off week for Essential Research; there may be a Roy Morgan poll, or there may not. • If you can’t wait another three years for my 2025 federal election guide, Robin Visser offers an online geospatial tool for examining polling booth results at the recent federal election. Garrett moved to the chamber from the lower house seat of Brunswick at the 2018 election, which duly fell to the Greens. The next by-election off the rank is for the Western Australian state seat of North West Central, to be vacated with the retirement of Nationals member Vince Catania. Labor is considered unlikely to field a candidate, but the Liberal state council voted last week to call for nominations.
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New York Democrats are pushing legislation to require the social media accounts of concealed carry applicants to be scanned before a carry permit is issued. The push is part of the New York Democrats’ reaction to the June 23, 2022, SCOTUS ruling striking the state’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry issuance. The proper cause requirement forced law-abiding New Yorkers to prove they needed to carry a gun in order to receive their permit. New York Democrats have already responded to the June 23, 2022, SCOTUS ruling by banning concealed carry on “Private Property and Businesses” unless the property owner posts a sign explicitly welcoming concealed carry. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador.
July 03, 2022 20:09 UTC
Popular film and theater director Peter Brook recently passed away on July 2 at the age of 97. Peter Brook taught us well, both in life and in theatre. "Peter Brook taught us well, both in life and in theatre.Go well, master. Some of Stage Titan Peter Brook film successes https://t.co/pTjLZX1QA0Andreas Tobler @tobler_andreasKein Theater mehr. Peter Brook.
July 03, 2022 18:51 UTC
Groenewegen’s journey back from his involvement in Jakobsen’s life-threatening crash in the Tour of Poland has been long and tortuous. “It was a long way [back],” Groenewegen said after his win. “They should throw him in prison,” Jakobsen’s team boss, Patrick Lefevere, said of Groenewegen in the immediate aftermath. At the time, Groenewegen said that the 2020 crash would forever be a “black page” in his career. “It’s not funny any more,” Van Aert said although, Sagan or no Sagan, he is likely to make amends soon.
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A new Minnesota law lets people 21 and over buy and consume food and beverages with a small amount of hemp-derived THC, but some legislators might not have fully understood the bill before passing it. The new law says food and beverages cannot contain more than 5 milligrams of hemp-derived THC per serving and no more than 50 milligrams per package. Although marijuana-derived THC is still illegal in Minnesota, THC derived from hemp is chemically the same. Marijuana and hemp come from the same cannabis plant, though the plants are bred differently, with marijuana plants high in THC and hemp plants very low in THC. THC, or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical that causes the high of marijuana.
July 03, 2022 17:16 UTC
Peter Brook has died at the age of 97 (AFP via Getty Images)Legendary theatre director Peter Brook has died at the age of 97. Brook was best known for his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which was performed in a white cube. Downton Abbey actor, Peter Egan paid tribute to the theatre director, saying: “A giant, a genius and the greatest theatre director has gone.”A giant, a genius and the greatest theatre director has gone. Peter Brook, influential theatre visionary, dies aged 97 https://t.co/yH7hfCFUwY — Peter Egan (@PeterEgan6) July 3, 2022He later attended Magdalen College, Oxford, and then directed the opera, Salome at the Royal Opera House. In 1970, he also directed Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ben Kingsley in his 1970 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
July 03, 2022 17:12 UTC
Indian authorities have blocked a Pulitzer prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist from taking a flight to Paris where she was to take part in a book launch and photography exhibition displaying her photos from Kashmir. Mattoo shared the Pulitzer prize in May in the feature photography category with three other photographers from the agency for the group’s photographic coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said travel bans werepart of a “systematic pattern of harassment against Kashmiri journalists, who have increasingly faced arbitrary arrest, frivolous legal cases, threats, physical attacks, and raids since August 2019”. At least three Kashmiri journalists working for the international media have been stopped by Indian authorities from flying abroad in recent years. “The Indian government may say the decision is motivated by national security concerns but it is more reflective of national insecurity.
July 03, 2022 16:15 UTC
By Annie Dabb • 03 July 2022 • 16:40Image - Adele: Cubankite/Shutterstock.comGuesting on BBC Radio 6 music’s Desert Island Discs on 3rd July 2022, singer songwriter phenomenon Adele admits she experienced extreme guilt over cancelled Las Vegas residency last January. The last-minute cancellation was devastating for fans who had paid thousands of pounds to attend and travel to the shows. Adele announced her decision to pull out of her scheduled shows at the Colosseum in the Casears Palace Casino in a video she posted online. She described the guilt as “brutal” and that her coping mechanism was to “wait it out and just grieve it”. She also confirmed to them that she would be announcing the rescheduled US dates “very, very soon”.
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When I first encountered Peter Brook, in 2010, he was not so much hero as legend: guru, shaman, magus, maestro. But Brook’s ability to conjure a gleaming theatrical image – collaborating since the mid-1970s with his trusted lieutenant, Marie-Hélène Estienne – was unparalleled. Virgile Frannais and William Nadylam in Peter Brook’s production of A Magic Flute at the Barbican. But for anyone to maintain a 70-year-plus career in the theatre, let alone one that changed directions as often as Brook’s did, is astonishing. They helped change the face – and faces – of theatre for good, and infuse inward-facing British theatre with a sense of continental elan.
July 03, 2022 14:52 UTC
Mickey Mouse and the Disney brand are all but tied at the hip at this point. The Guardian pointed out that Mickey Mouse’ copyright with Disney expires in 2024. Any animator, director, or creative personnel can use Mickey Mouse’ likeness and not get in trouble with Disney. Mickey Mouse could soon leave Disney as 95-year copyright expiry nears https://t.co/LIFiZpycWQ — Guardian Film (@guardianfilm) July 3, 2022To put it in sports terms, Mickey Mouse will essentially become a free agent by the year 2024. “You can use the Mickey Mouse character as it was originally created to create your own Mickey Mouse stories or stories with this character.
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Director dies: Peter Brook's career spanned eight decades and led to two Tony Awards and a pair of Emmy Awards. (Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)Peter Brook, the British-born director whose creative stage work across eight decades touched both sides of the Atlantic, died Saturday. Brook won Tony Awards and Emmy Awards, but is best known for his directing of Broadway plays such as “Marat/Sade,” “Irma La Douce” and “The Mahabarata,” Variety reported. Peter Brook, Tony-Winning Theater Director, Dies at 97 https://t.co/cf8An46i8c — Variety (@Variety) July 3, 2022“Peter is the quester,” the director Peter Hall once said. He won Tony Awards in 1966 and 1971 for “Marat/Sade” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” respectively.
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