Photo: Courtesy Of Neon CJ Entertainment Photo: Courtesy Of Neon CJ Entertainment Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Neon CJ Entertainment Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” which earlier this year won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, on Thursday added the Asia Pacific Screen Award for best film to its burgeoning trophy cabinet. “Parasite” producer Jang Young-hwan was on hand to accept the award at the end of a ritzy ceremony in Brisbane, Australia. The APSAs, now in their 13th edition, like to celebrate the diversity and artistic expression of the 70 countries in its remit, and … [Read more...] about Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Wins Best Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
PHILADELPHIA — A record 45 million people visited the five-county Philadelphia region last year and spent billions of dollars in doing so, according to officials. The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Wednesday announced the number of visitors and total spent by tourists. 2018's figures mark the ninth consecutive year of growth. An increase in overnight visitation contributed to additional tourism industry records: $7.6 billion in direct visitor spending, which directly supported 103,800 jobs across various industries in both the private and public sectors. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) also contributed to the industry's growth, reporting a record 32.24 million airport passengers during its fiscal year (July 2018 through June 2019). "Tourism and hospitality are critical to Philadelphia's economy and our identity as a city," said Mayor Jim Kenney. "The efforts of our tourism … [Read more...] about Visitors Spent $7.6 Billion In The Philadelphia Region Last Year
By Madlen Davies, Matthew Chapman, Jana Kasperkevic, Ben Stockton The embattled American vape company Juul is pushing foreign governments to ditch strict e-cigarette regulations as it aggressively expands across the globe in an attempt to offset lost profits in the U.S. Juul, which sells sleek e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine “pods” that have become a craze among American teenagers, is planning to enter new markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. As it expands, the company has spent millions of dollars lobbying politicians in an attempt to preempt or roll back relevant regulations on products in several different countries. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal Juul has met politicians, regulators and officials to lobby on vaping rules, putting forward health claims it cannot legally make in the U.S. It has also launched glossy marketing campaigns that attempt to portray the company as a responsible alternative to smoking—a … [Read more...] about Juul Plots Global Expansion Amid Vaping Deaths in U.S.