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'Gravity,' 'Pacific Rim' among the nominees for the VES Awards

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" earned nominations Tuesday for the Visual Effect Society's VES Awards.were among the nominees announced Tuesday morning for the Visual Effects Society's 12th VES Awards honoring visual effects artistry in film, animation, television, commercials and video games.Nominated for outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture are "Gravity,"In...
Source : Los Angeles Times |
Category : Entertainment

King ratifies Saudi counter-terrorism law, rights groups say criminalizes any critical speech

King ratifies Saudi counter-terrorism law, rights groups say criminalizes any critical speechSaudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ratified a new counter-terrorism law that rights activists say criminalizes speech critical of the government or society.The law states that any act that "undermines" the state or society, including calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia, can be tried as an act of terrorism....
Source : Fox News |
Category : Others

'Gravity' dominates the 12th Visual Effects Society Awards

Sandra Bullock in a scene from "Gravity," which won six awards from the Visual Effects Society.'s stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" was the big winner Wednesday evening at the 12th Visual Effects Society Awards in Beverly Hills.including the picture, director and actress prizes, won six VES Awards. Among the categories it led were visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture,...
Source : Los Angeles Times |
Category : Headlines

Gravity tops nominations at Visual Effects Society Awards

Gravity has topped nominations at the 12th annual Visual Effects Society Awards in eight categories....
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Entertainment

Review: 'A Touch of Sin' shows how greed undermines Chinese society

'A Touch of Sin,' director Jia Zhangke tells four stories about the dehumanizing effects capitalism has had on Chinese society."A Touch of Sin" tells four stories about the effects capitalism has had on Chinese society.Although no one knows if former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping did say "To get rich is glorious," that sentiment has certainly taken hold in China. But what happens to a society when an...
Source : Los Angeles Times |
Category : Entertainment

Rights activists worried by new Saudi 'counter-terrorism law' criminalizing 'critical speech'

Rights activists worried by new Saudi 'counter-terrorism law' criminalizing 'critical speech'Dubai, Feb.3 : Rights activists are reportedly worried that Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz's newly sanctioned counter-terrorism law criminalizes speech that is critical of the government or society.According to the new law, any act that "undermines" the state or society, including calls for regime...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : International

New Saudi anti-terrorism law worries activists

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ratified a new counter-terrorism law that rights activists say criminalises speech critical of the government or society.The law states that any act that "undermines" the state or society, including calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia, can be tried as an act of terrorism. It says that any Saudis and non-Saudis, both in the kingdom and abroad, can be tried under...
Source : Zeenews |
Category : International

New Saudi counterterrorism law alarms activists

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 file photo, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah speaks during a meeting at the Saudi Royal palace, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah has ratified a new counter-terrorism law which went into effect Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Rights activists said that the law criminalizes speech critical of the government or society. It was published in full in the government's official gazette Um Al-Qura...
Source : News Times |
Category : International | City : National

Symposium marks National Education Day

was chaired by principal Pramila Tandon. The programme began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Neelima Singh spoke about the life and works ofBabita spoke on the impact of science on society. Shikha Pandey presented her paper on good and evil effects of science on society in the present context. Anjali Shukla's topic was education, science and society. Kirti Sharma spoke on information technology...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Thiruvananthapuram

Night shoots take a toll on Raima Sen

affects people of all ethnicities, nationalities and religious creeds. It is the ubiquity of terrorism that makes it especially difficult to combat--the debilitating effects of terrorism do not heed differences.a car bomb detonates, its destruction is indiscriminate--its only limitation is the radius of its impact. Part of why it is in a nation's public interest(R-Fla.) spoke at the conference on Friday....
Source : World News |
Category : Headlines | City : Jaipur