Government House Celebrates African Heritage Month with Youth Panel

first_img Kayla Fells, Yarmouth, Theatre and Costume Studies student at Kings College and aspiring entrepreneur Jasmine Hudson, Cherry Brook, Halifax Regional Municipality, student, Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University Lindell Smith, Halifax, co-founder of CentreLine Studios Alvero Wiggins, Halifax, program co-ordinator of Hope Blooms and St. George’s YouthNet. The panel is part of the Lieutenant Governor’s Evenings at Government House free public event series which celebrates civic and cultural excellence in the province. To register for the panel e-mail [email protected] or call 424-7001. Visit, or call 424-7001 for more information. Four young African Nova Scotians will share their insights on youth leadership and community engagement at a panel discussion at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Mayann Francis, former lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia and the first African Nova Scotian to hold the position. “Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us in celebrating African Heritage Month at Government House with youth leaders who are making a difference in our communities,” said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. Panelists include:last_img read more

Canadian law firm Gowlings combines with Wragge Lawrence Graham Co in UK

TORONTO – Gowlings, one of Canada’s leading law firms, has teamed with U.K.-based Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. to create a new international law firm.The firm says Monday’s launch of Gowling WLG, which is home to more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities around the globe, marks a historic occasion in Canadian legal and business circles.Typically, Canadian law firms have been absorbed by their larger international counterparts.But Gowlings says the deal announced Monday marks the first time that a Canadian law firm has co-led an international law firm combination. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 22, 2016 1:30 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian law firm Gowlings combines with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. in U.K. read more

Phoebe WallerBridge defends privilege as she says its not a fair criticism

Fleabag’s creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has defended her “privileged” background and claimed that pinpointing her social status is not a fair criticism of her work.In an interview with writer and author Elizabeth Day on her podcast How to Fail, Waller-Bridge, 33, admitted that although the hit BBC comedy is told through the “prism of a very middle class family”, she was using them as a device to “tell a story that was emotional”.Her comments came after the second series of Fleabag, which aired on BBC Three earlier this year, was reviewed as a show reserved for “posh girls”.As a guest on the podcast for the second time, Waller-Bridge, who grew up in Ealing, West London and had a private education, laid bare that she has never pretended to be from a lower class.Instead, she defended her upbringing, claiming she would have been inspired to write the story – now also a sold-out West End play – regardless of where she lived. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “To criticise a story on the basis of where the author had come from, or how privileged the author is, undermines the story,” the actress and writer said.She added: “It’s not like my privilege created Fleabag. “I created Fleabag, but from a point of place in my life where I was able to sit and write.”I like to think that whatever life I’d lived, wherever I’d been born or brought up, I would still have written if I had been given the encouragement.” read more