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The Syria Civil Defence marked their Oscars win by urging the world to stop the bloodshed in the war-torn country. But not everyone agrees the organisation is helping to alleviate the Syrian conflict. Minutes after winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Short, there were reports the White Helmets had already resumed their rescue operations.The volunteer group, that has become synonymous with countless civilian rescues in war-torn parts of Syria, used their Oscar win to call for an end to the conflict.In his Oscars acceptance speech given via video link, Raed Saleh said the organisation had rescued 82,000 civilians and called for support "to pressure governments to end the ongoing Syrian conflict, and to hold the criminals who have committed human rights violations to account". However, cla

netflix wins an oscar for documentary short 'the white helmets'

While we were expecting Amazon to score an Oscar first for Manchester by the Sea, Netflix ended up beating out that film with a Best Documentary (Short Subject) Oscar for The White Helmets.Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, the film centers on a group of volunteer rescue workers for the Syrian Civil Defense Force, also known as "The White Helmets," who risk their lives to help civilians in that war-torn country. The group has saved more than 60,000 lives so far, and they've also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. As you might have guessed, The White Helmets is available to watch on Netflix now.

white helmets producer describes only british oscar win as - bitter-sweet' - sth

The only British winners at the Academy Awards have described their win as "bitter-sweet" after they scooped an Oscar for their documentary about the Syrian war. The White Helmets, about a group of volunteer rescue workers who risk their lives to pull out others from bomb wreckage, landed the trophy for best documentary short.Start the conversation, or Read more at Sthelensstar.co.uk.

netflix wins an oscar for documentary short 'the white helmets'

The group has saved more than 60,000 lives so far, and they've also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Ava DuVernay's The 13th, another Netflix film, was also nominated for best documentary, but it lost out to the epic-length O.J.: Made in America. As you might have guessed, The White Helmets is available to watch on Netflix now.

a common theme for this year's oscar-nominated documentaries

The films 4.1 Miles, Watani: My Homeland, The White Helmets, and Fire at Sea are all up for Academy Awards this year—and all deal with the migrant crisis or the Syrian conflict.

amazon's 'manchester by the sea' wins acting and screenplay oscars

Additionally, the company scored an Oscar win for best foreign film with Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman. The director wasn't at the ceremony -- he remained in Iran in protest of Donald Trump's travel ban from Mulsim countries -- but he pleaded for empathy in a speech read by Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari.Amazon beat out Netflix, which won one Oscar for the short documentary The White Helmets. Netflix was also nominated for Ava DuVernay's The 13th in the documentary category, but it lost out to the epic-length O.J.: Made in America.

amazon's 'manchester by the sea' wins acting and screenplay oscars

Additionally, the company scored an Oscar win for best foreign film with Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman. The director wasn't at the ceremony -- he remained in Iran in protest of Donald Trump's travel ban from Muslim countries -- but he pleaded for empathy in a speech read by Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari.Amazon beat out Netflix, which won one Oscar for the short documentary The White Helmets. Netflix was also nominated for Ava DuVernay's The 13th in the documentary category, but it lost out to the epic-length O.J.: Made in America.

oscars 2017: syrian nominated for white helmets can't attend

(WASHINGTON) — U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.According to internal Trump administration correspondence seen by The Associated Press, the Department of Homeland Security has decided at the last minute to block Khaled Khateeb from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars.Khateeb was scheduled to arrive Saturday in Los Angeles on a Turkish Airlines flight departing from Istanbul. But his plans have been upended after U.S. officials reported finding "derogatory information" regarding Khateeb.Derogatory information is a broad category that can include anything from terror connections to passport irregularities. Ask

white helmets says syria cancelled passport of cinematographer travelling to osc

Syria cancelled the passport of Khaled Khatib, who was travelling to the Oscars for a nominated documentary he worked on about civil-war rescue group The White Helmets, the group says. US immigration authorities barred entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, The White Helmets, named after a rescue group and nominated for an Academy Award.According to internal Trump administration correspondence seen by The Associated Press, the Department of Homeland Security blocked Khaled Khatib from travelling to Los Angeles for the Oscars.Khatib was scheduled to arrive on Saturday in Los Angeles on a Turkish Airlines flight departing from Istanbul.But before leaving Istanbul, his plans were upended after he was detained by Turkish offic

streaming industry in historic win at oscars

Amazon won two Oscars for gritty family drama "Manchester by the Sea," which collected statuettes for best original screenplay and best actor Casey AffleckIn a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.
Amazon won two Oscars Sunday for gritty family drama "Manchester by the Sea," which collected statuettes for best original screenplay and best actor (Casey Affleck).The studio also scored an Oscar for Iran's "The Salesman," which won for best foreign language film.Netflix, the main rival of the e-commerce giant's streaming video arm, for its part triumphed for best documentary short "The White Helmets," which it produced and distributed.Both wins marked a huge milestone f

melbourne express: tuesday, february 28, 2017

The SKM Recycling fire is not yet under control and began around 3.30am, with 45 fire vehicles called to the scene.A Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesman said firefighters had called in foam resources as there was trouble putting the fire out."It's going to be a day-long event, probably a couple of days," he said.He said plastic and paper inside the recycling plant would need to be turned over and doused to dampen out the fire.

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station nightclub fire memorial set to open in may

A dedication ceremony for a memorial to honor the 100 people killed during a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island has been scheduled.WPRI-TV reported Thursday that the dedication ceremony is slated for May 21.The site of the former Station nightclub in West Warwick is being turned into a permanent memorial to honor those who died and to rescuers and others who responded to the fire.Pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White started the blaze, setting fire to flammable foam that lined the inside of the club.The memorial park will feature a courtyard, gardens and a walkway, as well as a stone with each victim's name, shaped like speaker boxes. The stones are in homage to the music.

three die in fire at rear of factory in ballarat road, footscray

Three people have been found dead after fire tore through a room at the rear of a factory in Melbourne's west.The bodies were recovered after the blaze was extinguished shortly after midnight on Thursday.
Firefighters at the scene of a fire that claimed three lives. Photo: Channel Seven The fire is being treated as suspicious and there were reports of explosions around the time the blaze broke out.The fire was contained to a single room.Arson chemists will investigate the fire later on Thursday morning. The victims have not yet been identified.More to come

oscars 2017: live coverage, full list of winners | movie news

Oscar best actor race is tale of two oppositesThe good money is on either Denzel Washington or Casey Affleck taking out the best actor award on Monday. Saluting the lesser-known roles of this year’s Oscar-nominated actorsEveryone has to start somewhere. The great films that got no Oscar loveThese movies were snubbed at the Oscars: Show them some love at SBS On DemandOscars: The five closest races with final balloting underwayWith less than 2 weeks to go until the Oscars ceremony, we take a look at five of the toughest races to call.Opinion: Why it's okay for the Oscars to get politicalThe Academy Awards are the perfect stage upon which to take on showman who now occupies the White House, writes Variety's chief film critic. Dev Patel is the star of 'Lion'. So why is he nominated as a suppor

six-year-old girl dies in quad bike crash near pilliga, nsw

A six-year-old girl has died after a crash on a quad bike being driven by a 13-year-old girl.Five children were riding two quad bikes on a farm near Pilliga, 100 kilometres west of Narrabri, on Sunday afternoon.One of the bikes, carrying three girls, left a roadway on the property and struck two trees, a NSW Police spokesman said.The six-year-old girl died at the scene.A 13-year-old girl suffered head injuries and was flown to the Sydney Children's Hospital, while a second 13-year-old girl was not injured.None of the girls lived at the property.AdvertisementThe other quad bike, on which two other 13-year-olds were riding, did not crash and they were not injured.Fairfax Media understands the children were not wearing helmets.However, NSW Police said in a statement: "Officers from the Oxley

sorry, haters: suicide squad just won an oscar

Holy smokes, Puddin' — Suicide Squad just won a fucking Oscar. I repeat: Suicide Squad, a film that was maligned by critics and (some) fans, and, hey, even director David Ayer, alike, just won an Oscar. What a time to be alive. On Sunday night (February 26), Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson took home the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling on behalf of Suicide Squad, a film that currently has a 26 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So, let me get this right, Academy: Suicide Squad can win an Oscar for dyeing the tips of Margot Robbie's hair pink and blue (tbh, Harley Quinn looked great), but Deadpool can't even get nominated for being one of the most successful superhero films of 2016? Whatever. What do I know? I don't have an Oscar. But you know w

fire at guatemalan children's shelter kills at least 19

Guatemala City: At least 19 people were killed in a fire on Wednesday in a Guatemalan home for abused children, a spokesman for firefighters said.The Virgen de Asuncion home is in the municipality of San Jose Pinula, some 25 kilometres southwest of the capital Guatemala City and houses children of up to 18 years old.Oscar Franco, spokesman for the voluntary firefighters, told reporters 19 people had died and at least 25 had been injured.Guatemalan media said that on Tuesday, about 60 minors escaped from the home, which takes in children who have been victims of abuse and trafficking or abandoned.Media also said 540 children live in the home, despite its capacity to hold only 400.Reuters

act fire & rescue fight cotter river fire

Two water bombers, two dozers and 20 fire crews are battling a a grass fire burning along Warks Road near Cotter River.The fire was about 17 hectares and as of 7.45pm was under control.
Firefighters are battling a blaze at Cotter River. Photo: Elesa Kurtz"There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT," the Emergency Services Agency said.The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for the fire, which is heading in an easterly direction, has been set at advice.Crews were alerted by multiple Emergency Triple Zero calls from 3.32pm.

act fire & rescue fight cotter river fire

Fire fighters are mopping up a blaze near the Cotter River after bringing it under control on Sunday night.Two water bombers, two dozers and 20 fire crews were sent to battle the grass fire on Sunday afternoon, burning along Warks Road near the river.
Firefighters are battling a blaze at Cotter River. Photo: Elesa KurtzNine fire trucks and two dozers would return to the scene on Monday morning. "There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban or rural areas of the ACT," the Emergency Services Agency said on Sunday night. The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for the fire remained at an "advice" level.

fire burning out of control near michelago

A grass fire burning out of control near Michelago has burnt 60 hectares, but is not directly threatening properties in the area. The NSW Rural Fire Service has sent 14 crews to fight the blaze burning in lovegrass south of Canberra. 
The NSW Rural Fire Service has sent 14 crews to fight the blaze near Michelago.
 Photo: Elesa KurtzIt hopes to have the fire under control this evening, when wind is expected to calm. The fire is moving in a westerly direction. 

woman dies in narrabeen apartment fire

Sydney: A 79-year-old woman has died in a house fire at her Narrabeen apartment.Emergency crews arrived on Tuesday night to find the Lagoon Street ablaze and located the women's body inside after the fire had been extinguished.Police are investigating the incident, but do not believe the fire was suspicious.AAP

melbourne express: tuesday, february 28, 2017

We have had some technical issues but here are the details of the fire:About 100 workers have been evacuated from a massive recycling factory SKM Recycling in Maffra Street, Coolaroo.Smoke is blowing over the Campbellfield, Coolaroo and Dallas area with some drivers reporting smoke over the Western Ring Road.The SKM Recycling fire is not yet under control and began around 3.30am, with 49 fire vehicles called to the scene.A Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesman said firefighters had called in foam resources as there was trouble putting the fire out."It's going to be a day-long event, probably a couple of days," he said.He said plastic and paper inside the recycling plant would need to be turned over and doused to dampen out the fire.

major fire at china hotel traps unknown number of people

A major fire at a multi-storey luxury hotel in east China's Jiangxi Province today trapped an unknown number of people, authorities said. The blaze on the second floor of HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in provincial capital Nanchang began this morning, fire fighters said.More than 10 construction workers were engaged in a decoration project on the floor when the fire broke out, said a woman who escaped the fire. A man who jumped from the second floor was injured and rushed to hospital.The four-storey hotel is connected to a 24-storey apartment building, where people are also found trapped, state-run news agency Xinhua reported. Nearly 10 fire trucks were working to put out the fire.

fire at mandurah marina leaves three boats damaged

A mystery fire has caused around $750,000 damage to three boats moored at Mandurah Marina.Police say the fire broke out around midnight on one of the boats before spreading to another two craft.
A fire has Mandurah Marina has left three boats damaged. Photo: Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing ClubIt is no known what caused the fire.More to come.Follow WAtoday on Twitter @WAtoday

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