The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday carried out searches in 10 States against senior government officials who face corruption charges in cases registered by various enforcement agencies, including one related to the alleged ‘memorial’ scam during the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh. The development comes days after the agency cracked down on shell companies across 16 States as part of the Central government’s drive against black money.On Thursday, the searches were conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal and Goa, among other States. The Directorate has already registered money laundering cases against the accused persons. One case is linked to some Uttar Pradesh government officials in the alleged ‘memorial’ scam, which caused a loss of ₹ 1,400 crore to the exchequer. “Searches have also been conducted against the then Director General (Health), project engineers and the then Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam director in the National Rural Health Scheme case, in which government servants and ministers had allegedly misappropriated funds. The agency has so far attached properties worth over ₹ 250 crore in the case,” said an official.Another case is against an IAS officer in West Bengal, who had allegedly released funds to the tune of ₹ 60 crore by manipulating tender documents in collusion with some engineers. In Tamil Nadu, searches were carried out against bank officials who had allegedly sanctioned loans for extended credit facilities to private parties without the necessary papers or collaterals.
Let the fundraising begin! At a press briefing today, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) officials announced their intent to raise $500 million for cancer research over the next 2 years in order to earn an equivalent matching grant. The $500 million challenge was offered last Friday in a surprise move by philanthropists Phil and Penny Knight. The $1 billion campaign “is a transformational moment” for the university and the war on cancer, says OHSU President Joe Robertson.The Knights had previously donated $100 million to create a cancer research institute at OHSU, headed by Brian Druker, who led the development of the cancer drug Gleevec. Their latest pledge came after Druker recently lobbied the couple for another $1 billion to take insights from Gleevec, as well as other so-called molecularly targeted therapies, and develop better early detection tools for tumors. Calling current cancer detection methods “relatively crude technologies,” Druker says “we have to do better.”OHSU officials didn’t offer specifics for how they plan to spend the potential $1 billion, although Druker says he envisions hiring about 20 elite scientists and giving them enough funding to take risks, a strategy he compared to what the Howard Hughes Medical Institute does. “We’re trying to release investigators from our current constraints of grant-writing,” he says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Phil Knight was a co-founder of athletic shoe giant Nike and is now a prominent funder of academia. In 2006, he gave Stanford University’s business school what was, at that time, the largest donation in its history, $105 million.
India’s liberalised foreign direct investment policy, especially regarding the participation of Non-Resident Indians in its economy as domestic investors, has made the country a hot destination among NRIs, according to a leading Indian businessman in the UAE.“The liberalised FDI has opened many sectors in the country and given a boost to the inflow of investments,” Yusuff Ali MA, the chairman and managing director of the Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Group International, said here yesterday.Read it at Money Control Related Items
Ferrari’s Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel will not face any further sanction for his ‘road rage’ collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the governing FIA said on Monday.The German, four times world champion, had been given a 10-second stop-and-go penalty during the race for angrily banging wheels with his Mercedes rival while they were behind the safety car.He had risked a heavy fine, disqualification from the Baku results or even a race ban after the International Automobile Federation decided last week to review the causes of the incident.Vettel, who turned 30 on Monday, attended a meeting at the FIA’s Paris headquarters with Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene.The driver admitted full responsibility, pledged to make a public apology and also “committed to devote personal time over the next 12 months to educational activities across a variety of FIA championships and events”.The governing body said that “in light of these developments, FIA President Jean Todt decided that on this occasion the matter should be closed”.He also instructed that Vettel should not endorse any road safety activities until the end of the year.’ROLE MODELS’ Todt, a former Ferrari boss, recognised that top-level sport was an intense environment where passions ran high and noted also that the Italian team were aligned with the values and objectives of the FIA.”However, it is the role of top sportsmen to deal with that pressure calmly and to conduct themselves in a manner that not only respects the regulations of the sport but which befits the elevated status they enjoy,” he said.advertisement”Sportsmen must be cognisant of the impact their behaviour can have on those who look up to them. They are heroes and role models and to millions of fans worldwide and must conduct themselves accordingly.”Todt said any repetition of such behaviour would lead to Vettel, who already has nine penalty points on his Formula One licence and is just three away from a race ban, being immediately referred to the FIA’s International Tribunal.The collision in Baku on June 25 divided opinion within the sport. The German ultimately finished fourth, a place ahead of Hamilton, and some commentators suggested he had got off lightly.Hamilton had led from pole and was keeping a distance to the safety car, which was about to return to the pits, when Vettel hit the rear of his Mercedes.The German, who accused his rival of ‘brake testing’ him by suddenly slowing, pulled alongside and waved his fists before banging wheels.The race was halted soon after. When it resumed, Hamilton had to pit to fix a loose headrest, losing what had looked like a nailed-on victory. Afterwards, the Briton called Vettel “a disgrace”.FULL RESPONSIBILITYThe FIA said Monday’s meeting was attended by top officials including race director Charlie Whiting and safety director Laurent Mekies.”Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and data evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full responsibility,” the FIA said.A formal apology was published on Vettel’s personal website (www.sebastianvettel.de).”During the re-start lap, I got surprised by Lewis and ran into the back of his car. With hindsight, I don’t believe he had any bad intentions,” he said.”In the heat of the action I then overreacted, and therefore I want to apologise to Lewis directly, as well as to all the people who were watching the race. I realise that I was not setting a good example.”I love this sport and I am determined to represent it in a way that can be an example for future generations.”
It looks like Rohit Sharma has cleared his Yo-Yo test.The ace Indian batsman was scheduled to take the necessary fitness test along with other members of the squad earlier in the week. However, it was deferred and Hitman finally took the Yo-Yo test Wednesday afternoon.Yo-yo test is the fitness test that is compulsory for all players to pass in order to get a place in the Indian national team.Considering the developing intensity of the game of cricket and the culture of fitness coming in the dressing room, with captain Virat Kohli leading from the front, Ravi Shastri and the Indian team management have set their yo-yo parameter on 16.1.Kohli, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and a few other members selected for the tour of Ireland and England took the Yo-Yo test last week.Rayudu, who had returned to the Indian ODI side on the back of an impressive run in the 2018 IPL with 602 runs, was dropped after he failed the Yo-Yo test. He was replaced by Raina.Shami was also dropped from the Indian squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan after he failed to clear his Yo-Yo test.Rohit had a poor season with Mumbai Indians but he posted a picture on Instagram looking fit and suggesting he might have cleared the test. He will be expected to play a crucial role for India in the limited-overs leg in England, who are in sensational form.advertisementOn Tuesday, England smashed their own record for the highest total in men’s ODIs – they hammered 481 against Australia before decimating the reigning world champions by 242 runs.
Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen welcomed the ambition of their Formula One team’s new energy drink sponsor in targeting Red Bull on Thursday but recognised the podium was still likely to be a long way off this season.The gulf between the sport’s top three — champions Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull — and the rest has become embarrassing.Only once last year, and again once the season before that, did a driver from a team outside the top three appear on the podium and both of those races involved some freak circumstances.Red Bull finished third overall in 2018 while Haas were fifth, behind Renault.William Storey, boss of new title sponsor Rich Energy, told reporters at a livery launch that he hoped to challenge Red Bull on and off the track.Grosjean, who has stood on the podium in the past as a Renault and Lotus driver, said fighting for fourth was the more logical step — at least until the rules change in 2021.”The top three teams are going to be the same ones,” the Frenchman told Reuters.”At the moment it feels like we’re doing a 100 metres race but some people are already starting 40 metres into the race, so no chance really to compete with them.”Magnussen, who started his career at McLaren with a surprise second place on his debut in Australia in 2014 — a result that once-great team has not exceeded since — sounded more optimistic.”It’s great to see that there is this massive ambition. We share that completely,” he told Reuters.advertisement”I doubt that we will be serious contenders for podium positions straight away… but last year we finished P4, P5 a couple of times, so it doesn’t take a lot.”Not a lot more has to happen and you’re on the podium,” he added. “That’s the thing with Formula One; you never really know.”Red Bull have switched to Honda engines from Renault this season, with a question mark over performance and reliability while Haas have a Ferrari power unit in the back of their car.Team principal Guenther Steiner said Rich’s presence had turned up the pressure at a team that previously focused on promoting Haas’s machine tools business.”The pressure gets higher if you have a title sponsor on board because you have got accountability to it, but we can deal with that,” he said.Haas, who have a close technical partnership with Ferrari, made their debut in 2016 and have made good progress after ending their first two seasons in eighth place.In Singapore last year, Magnussen took the team’s first fastest lap.”We wanted to get up there with the competitive teams, and now we need to hold onto it,” said the Dane. “And holding onto it means that you need to improve.”Also Watch:
Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona will cope with a busy February fixture list after Friday’s Copa del Rey semi-final draw handed the holders a two-legged tie against Real Madrid.Barca have won the tournament four years in a row but will have to knock out their rivals to reach the final again after Real Betis and Valencia were paired together in the other semi-final.Valverde’s men also play the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Lyon this month, while they start March with a trip to the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga immediately following the second leg of the Copa clash at the same venue. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Saturday’s visit of Valencia to Camp Nou is the first of seven matches Barca will play in February, yet Valverde is not concerned about the impending fixture pile-up as they continue to compete on multiple fronts.”A huge game, two big games,” Valverde told reporters on Friday when asked for his reaction to the draw. “It’s a time we are both involved in a battle for the top spot in the league, the Champions League starts again in a few weeks, so that adds to the mix with two huge cup games thrown in there too.”It’s quite a heavy, intense load of games but it’s very attractive for the fans and for ourselves. It should be a great semi-final, let’s see if we can qualify for the final.”I think it’s tight and I don’t know, it’s ridiculous to talk about percentages. It’ll be a tight semi-final and they did have a bit of a lull in the league but they seem over it, playing confident football and getting better results too.”Valencia tomorrow are at the peak of their form and Madrid are the same. I don’t want to say everything as next Tuesday there will be point giving a press conference as I will have said everything today.”Of course we are confident we can deal with it [the fixture list], we offer a full guarantee but don’t know what setbacks may happen tomorrow or even in training.”The weeks are building up and we have three games in six days, then three days in eight days, then after Athletic Bilbao [on February 10] a free week that will be a big help. So we’ll try to organise the rest time as well as our playing time and hope we do not suffer any injuries.”I’m honest and I will tell you just after the Sevilla game, Madrid we knew would be a possibility, a one in three chance to get them or Betis or Valencia. We knew it would be a heavy fixture list. Madrid games have a special connotation but nothing was ever going to be easy.”Valverde: “I see Valencia very similar to last year, they had great success at the beginning and earned many points” #BarçaValencia pic.twitter.com/qz3KmPu65M — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 1, 2019 Atletico were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Girona before the quarter-final stage, clearing their fixture list compared to Barca, but Valverde says he would not trade places with Diego Simeone.”Ask them – they’ll answer that,” he said. “I’m quite happy where I am right now, thank you.”We’ll put out the best team we can to win [against Valencia]. We’ll look at how the players are in training later today.”Let’s not deny the league is always our priority, our priority is to win every game but we cannot afford any slip-ups so we need to play our strongest team in all the games.”Valverde confirmed the Valencia game comes too soon for Ousmane Dembele and he is unsure if the winger will be available for Wednesday’s first leg against Madrid.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – There are plenty of ways to get tickets to Broadway shows: You can wait in line at Times Square’s TKTS booth or hunt online at Ticketmaster. You might try a ticket broker or a scalper. Then there’s simply going to the theatre’s box office.Now two guys who met more than a decade ago at summer camp think they’ve come up with a way to make the whole process easier and faster. They’ve created TodayTix, a one-stop mobile app for last-minute ticket buyers.The free app lets users see all the various shows being offered up to one week in advance, select a seat, pay for it with the best price currently available and then send you proof of your ticket — all in less than a minute.“We’ve really created the app with the idea that it should take 30 seconds or less from choosing the show to confirmation of the ticket. It’s just got to be that easy,” says Merritt Baer, a former investment banker who became a ticket pricing expert in Europe.He and Brian Fenty, a private equity investor, are theatre lovers who went into the business world, hoping to return to their first love. They met 15 years ago at the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in upstate New York.“We are just theatre fans who want to sell more theatre tickets,” Fenty says. “At the end of the day, 20 per cent of Broadway still goes unsold every single night on average.”TodayTix searches for the best prices — whether it’s a steep discount or full price for a hit show — and passes them along, plus a $5 convenience fee, one of the lowest out there. It promises a future of no long lines, shady websites and uncertainty.Ticket buyers can either pick up their tickets at the box offices that have partnered with TodayTix — including The Public and The Roundabout Theatre — or be greeted outside the theatre by a TodayTix representative who is wearing in a red T-shirt or sweatshirt and already has sent them a photo of him or herself holding the tickets. (The so-called concierge service costs another $5).Other features include the ability to send a photo of ticket buyers’ credit cards if they can’t be bothered to type in the numbers, reviews of the various shows, social media buttons, push notifications if better seats open up and a calendar feature that lets users pick available shows over multiple days.“People just want to buy theatre tickets in an easy, convenient way,” Baer says. “The ticketing industry hasn’t evolved particularly in the last 50 years.”The app comes at a time when half of Broadway tickets are purchased within a week of the performance, making it harder for theatres to plan ahead. A mobile ticketing application is the logical outgrowth of an increasing digital trend in which some 47 per cent of people buy their tickets online.This week, the app had a pair of tickets in the mezzanine for “First Date” for $118, a savings of $56, and a pair in the side orchestra for “Newsies” at $73 each, or $158 off the regular price. Tickets were also available for off-Broadway offerings like “Blue Man Group,” ”The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and “Avenue Q.”Baer and Fenty built TodayTix from an oversubscribed initial round of financing that raised $500,000. They released a test app in September and already have seen it used 50,000 times so far, with repeat customers representing a quarter of users. So far, TodayTix is available only on the iPhone, but there are plans to have it on other mobile platforms soon.The pair turned for help to multiple Tony Award-winning theatre producer and academic Elizabeth Williams, who serves as a TodayTix partner and theatrical adviser. Williams, who is currently producing “Waiting for Godot” and “No Man’s Land,” was excited by the app’s promise.“Any new ideas that come into the space that will provide shows a way to market their tickets is of interest to me,” she says. “We’ll be able to reach audiences potentially who we haven’t been able to reach before. I’m very hopeful that this can make a big difference to us.”Williams, a longtime BlackBerry user, will get to use the new app on her own after Christmas. That’s when Santa — in reality, her son — gets her an iPhone.___Follow Mark Kennedy on Twitter at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email One-stop mobile phone app TodayTix offers Broadway ticket buying ease by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2013 7:41 am MDT
With Samsung safely in the background, HTC was free to dominate the news at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Even if Samsung has been on hand to show off a new device, the HTC One series would still have been noticed. For some potential buyers, the wait is almost over; the HTC One X, S, and V are coming out next week in several European nations.HTC’s flagship device is the HTC One X, which runs a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core ARM chip. There is a second version of the One X that will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with an LTE radio in the US, but the HSPA+ version in Europe will be Tegra. The One X will also offer a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD screen.The One S is the more mid-range option in HTC’s new lineup. The One S will have a dual-core Snapdragon S4 and a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen. The resolution is lower here, at just qHD 960×540. The back of the One S uses a unique oxidized ceramic material that HTC claims is extra durable.The One V is at the low end of the One series, but still looks impressive. This device has a single-core 1GHz processor, and a 3.7-inch WVGA Super LCD screen. The body design of the One V calls back to HTC’s past with an aggressive chin at the bottom of the handset.All three phones run HTC’s build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition to the improvements added by Google, HTC has Beats audio and 25GB of Dropbox storage built in. The devices will first be on sale in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland starting April 2. The One X will retail for 599 Euros, the One S for 499 Euros, and the One V for 299 Euros.via The Unwired
MINNEAPOLIS — The big debate this year among big-box retailers is not whether they will open on Thanksgiving but whether they keep their stores open all night.On one side is Target, which said Monday it will join Best Buy and Macy’s, which have closed their stores in the overnight hours in recent years. They have found less payoff in staying open during the wee hours when traffic dwindles now that their stores are open earlier on Thanksgiving evening.On the other side is Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Toys ‘R’ Us, which are sticking with their open all-night hours this year as they have done the last several years.Staffing during the overnight hours may not be worth it not only because the stores can be dead but also because consumers can now access most of those same deals online at any hour of the day, said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail.“Staying open all night is not very economical,” he said. “If you’re not getting the sales, it’s not worth it. It also shows that Black Friday is not as important as it once was.”
Ruffner will be presenting at the Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, March 1. Last week the City of Kenai submitted a letter in response to the Kenai River Special Management Advisory Committees letter to the ADEC, an ordinance will be introduced at the Soldotna City Council tomorrow night to submit their own response as well. Ruffner will conduct a presentation to discuss the Kenai River water turbidity issues. He spoke to the Kenai City Council in January and stated that the proposal to list the Kenai River is simply asking “are we making water muddier then we should be as associated with boat traffic?” According to Ruffner turbidity happens naturally, and is not “the end of the world”: “Muddy water can be bad for fish, recreation, or if you take that water and use it for drinking. So, turbidity in the river that we have been measuring over the past decade or so is not one of those things that screams that the sky is falling.” The Kenai/Soldotna Advisory Committee meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building, located at 40610 K-Beach Road in Soldotna. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In addition to the Cities of Kenai and Soldotna, Robert Ruffner with the Board of Fisheries is speaking out regarding the turbidity report released for the Kenai River by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Report: http://dec.alaska.gov/water/wqsar/waterbody/integratedreport.htm.https://dec.alaska.gov/water/wqsar/…/2014-2016-ir-kenai-river-factsheet-final.pdf Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Ruffner-speaking-to-AC-meeting.mp3VmJennifer-on-Ruffner-speaking-to-AC-meeting.mp300:00RPd
Share Morris Malakoff, CKPTory Gunsolley, president of Houston Housing Authority, speaks at a press conference on June 13, 2018.Advocates for Houston’s homeless are trying to fast-track affordable and permanent housing.A $300,000 grant is going to The Way Home, a network of service providers to the homeless, Houston Housing Authority, and CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing).Getting people off the streets and into permanent housing as quickly as possible is one of the best ways to keep people from becoming homeless again, said Marilyn Brown, president Coalition for the Homeless. However, she said, that requires affordable housing to be accessible in the first place.“We’ve identified gaps consistently from the start of remaking this system and this is the latest gap that as a system we were able to identify,” Tory Gunsolley, president of Houston Housing Authority said at a press conference. Houston has some of the lowest numbers of available affordable housing for extremely low-income households, according to government data reviewed by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. The Way Home says they are trying to make units that are available more accessible by giving those in need of shelter better access to potential landlords.“There’s a tremendous amount of affordable housing that can be accessed by homeless people with vouchers and other subsidy but we need landlords to stand with us and also be partners,” he said.The grant, given by JPMorgan Chase, will fund a liaison with Houston Housing Authority to connect more landlords with people in need of affordable housing.
Stay on target So given that it’s a gigantic hit with fans and critics alike, it’s obvious that there’s going to be a sequel. And since director Patty Jenkins turned in such an amazing movie with the first one, she’s gotta be locked in for the second, right? Right?Well, as it turns out, no. Warner Bros. signed Gal Gadot to a multi-picture deal, but not Jenkins. Now, a lot of people are wondering why. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that single-picture deals with directors are common at Warner Bros., and speculated that they were unprepared for just how much of a hit Wonder Woman would be. That would make sense. A lot of people underestimated this movie. Early tracking reports estimated the movie would make only $65 Million domestically in its opening weekend. It made over $100 Million.That explanation isn’t sitting right with some fans. As io9 mentions, Justice League will be Zack Snyder’s third film in the DCEU, and while his first two films made money, they weren’t all that good. David Ayer is also signed on for Gotham City Sirens even after the mess that was Suicide Squad. It’s easy to look at this as an example of women not being given the benefit of the doubt in Hollywood the way men are. And that may very well be what happened here. Leading up to Wonder Woman’s release, there was a feeling that it needed to be a critical and commercial hit if we wanted any more women-led superhero movies. That’s a ridiculous amount of pressure to put on any movie, but Hollywood can certainly be ridiculous at times. It could also be that after the last two DCEU movies were high-profile misses, Warner Bros. decided to be more cautious with whatever came next. Which just happened to be Wonder Woman.Whatever the reasoning behind Jenkins’ lack of a multi-picture deal, it may end up costing the studio a lot of money. Jenkins is clearly excited about sticking with the character and has been talking up her ideas for a sequel. But now that contract negotiations are starting after a fantastic opening weekend, Jenkins is in a position to make the studio pay up. She’s proven she can make a gigantic hit that’s beloved by pretty much everyone. Now she deserves to jack up her price for another.Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher in Justice League (Photo via Warner Bros.)Elsewhere in the DCEU, Justice League is currently undergoing some Joss Whedon-directed re-shoots. (Zack Snyder recently stepped away from the project to be with his family after a tragedy.) The re-shoots have sparked rumors that Warner Bros. is worried about the quality of the film. Some of the rumors have gone so far as to state that the film is basically being remade under the new director as the company tries to salvage it. That’s most likely not true.The DCEU has hit a few bumps in its journey towards Justice League, but this reshoot period, expected to last for most of the summer, isn’t one of them. Forbes does a good job of debunking each rumor, but the basic gist of it is, every movie undergoes reshoots and pick-ups leading up to its release. Sometimes you get into the editing bay, and you realize you need an extra scene to make a later sequence make sense. Sometimes you find out a significant plot element doesn’t work at all and you need to call everyone back to try and fix it. It happens, and most budgets allow for this kind of thing.These reshoots were planned long before Snyder stepped away from the project. He had already brought in Whedon to punch up the movie and add a few scenes. That’s all this re-shoot period is. We’ll have to wait until we actually see Justice League to judge its quality, but it’s not on fire the way the internet rumor mill would have you believe it is.Suicide Squad (Photo via Warner Bros.)The last bit of sequel news to come out of the DCEU concerns the follow-up to Suicide Squad. While the first film wasn’t a critical success, it sure made a lot of money. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Joel Kinnaman (who played Rick Flag in the movie) spoke about plans for the sequel.“As far as I know they’re writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018,” he said. He did mention that the shooting schedule for Suicide Squad 2 could change depending on how the scriptwriting process goes. Whenever it happens, he says he’ll definitely come back for it.While there’s no director attached to the movie yet, Kinnaman said he’d like to see David Ayer come back for the sequel. Failing that, he’d like to see “someone who is great with character, and that’s able to ground the story.” He says he’d really like to see the Suicide Squad characters take on a more mundane, grounded mission that requires them to interact with regular people. I wasn’t such a huge fan of the first movie, but that sounds like something even I’d want to see. If anything about Suicide Squad worked, it was the characters and the ways they bounced off each other. (Minus Jared Leto’s Joker.) Inflicting them on the outside world and watching what happens? That could make for a fun sequel. Wonder Woman is a big hit. There’s no other way to look at it. Critics love it (a first for the DC Extended Universe) and apparently, so do audiences. According to Deadline, the movie made $228 Million worldwide in its opening weekend. That’s an incredibly strong opening, and combined with the great word-of-mouth, Wonder Woman is easily the best movie the DCEU has given us yet. The movie finally delivered the unqualified hit that the struggling cinematic universe desperately needed.It’s such an accomplishment that Gal Gadot shared a video on Facebook thanking fans for making the movie such a huge success. Calling it “the number one movie in the world,” Gadot thanked fans for all the love and support they’ve given her and the superhero she portrayed. 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