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I’m Tracy Au and I have graduated from the Professional Writing program from university. I am an aspiring screenwriter, so this blog is used to promote my writing and attract people who will hire me to write for your TV show or movie. I write a lot about writing, TV, movies, jokes, and my daily life and opinions. I have another blog promoting my TV project at www.thevertexfighter.blogspot.com.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

New Delhi gang rape/ business news

Mar. 9 New Delhi gang rape: I found this on Yahoo news “Convicted of killing New Delhi bus attack victim, rapist says she shouldn't have fought back”.  It’s kind of a disturbing article, here are some excerpts:
 
Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said.
 
The order followed an outcry over giving a convicted prisoner a nationwide platform to express repugnant views about a horrific crime that shocked Indians and prompted hundreds of thousands to take to the streets in protest. In response to the 2012 attack, India's government rushed through legislation doubling prison terms for rapists to 20 years and criminalizing voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of women.
 
"What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?" said activist Vrinda Adiga.
 
The documentary, "India's Daughter" by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, was to be shown on Sunday, International Women's Day, in India as well as in Britain, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries. The New Delhi Television, a private news channel, had indicated it would air the program.
 
Singh, who was driving the bus for much of the time that the 23-year-old woman was being attacked, told the interviewer that she should have remained silent and allowed the rape.
 
"A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," Singh said. "A decent girl won't roam around at 9 o'clock at night. ... Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes."
 
He suggested that the attack was to teach the woman and her friend a lesson that they should not have been out late at night.
 
The death penalty, he said, would make things even more dangerous for women. "Now when they rape, they won't leave the girl like we did. They will kill her," Singh said.
 
 
Girl forced into prostitution: I found this on Yahoo news: "Girl, 14, forced into week of sex work at downtown hotel."  Here’s an excerpt:
 
Three people have been charged with human trafficking after Toronto police rescued a 14-year-old girl who they said was forced into sex work at a downtown hotel.
 
Police said security staff responded to a noise complaint in a hotel room in the Bay Street and Dundas Street West area last Friday night. Inside, they found a 14-year-old girl who told them she had been forced into the sex trade.
 
The teen told police she had been invited to the hotel by the three accused, and was then held in the room and forced to provide sexual services for a week.
 
 
Business news:
 
Wal-Mart: Now onto some lighter news.  I read in the Metro that Wal-Mart raised their employee’s wages to at least $10/hr by next year.  That’s good.
 
 
TJ Maxx: Then I found this article:
 
“The parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods unveiled plans on Wednesday to boost pay for its U.S. workers to $9 an hour by June, mirroring a move made last week by Wal-Mart”
 
 
Jones New York closing: This store personally for me was never really big.  I don’t really go to Hudson’s Bay much, so I never noticed them.  Here’s an excerpt:
Jones New York announced Thursday it will close all 127 retail stores in 2015, including 36 in Canada, adding to a growing list of retailers shuttering operations.
 
In addition to closing the stores, Jones New York is pulling the plug on the wholesale business, meaning it will no longer sell the brand in department stores including Hudson’s Bay.
 
 
Parasuco: I would have to say the same thing about this store.  I may have seen it West Edmonton Mall.  Here’s an excerpt:
Parasuco Retail Inc. has filed for bankruptcy and will close all seven stores in Canada.
 
The Montreal-based denim retailer says it's shuttering the stores immediately but customers can continue to purchase merchandise through its website.
 
 
US retail store closings: I found this article that the clothing store Wet Seal is closing most of their stores.  I remember reading about this company in Seventeen magazine.
 
 
Here is an article that listed all these stores closing and how many locations are closing.  Looks like Barnes and Noble is closing down.
 
Scam: On Jan. 16, 2015, I was on Facebook.  I see Lincoln’s status update:
 
“Oh the satisfaction of messing around with a scam sweepstakes call. I supposedly won a trip to 'Marriott Resorts' and then during the call I asked if I could change the destination to Israel and they said they'd give me 2 trips. So I asked if I could add my 'wife' to the call. After some time, they agreed to add her to the call. The number I gave them was the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line. They cut the call off pretty quickly. lol.”
 
Real Flinstone’s home: I found this on Yahoo.  There is a home in Malibu that looks like it was made out of a cave.  It looks like where the Flinstones would live.  Check out the slide show.
 
 
Amazing behind-the- scene movie photos: Here is one of the Joker (Heath Ledger) jumping his skateboard over Batman (Christian Bale) on the set of The Dark Knight Rises.”
 
 
The Interview: This was back in Dec. 20, 2014, but the movie The Interview was going to be cancelled from running in the theatres.  When I read that, I was kind of disappointed.  It’s not because I wanted to see it, but there was so much work and effort and people aren’t going to see it.  If it goes out and doesn’t do well at the box office, that’s fine, because people got to see it. 


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