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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, June 14, 2017


New York’s Public Theater is refusing to back down after backlash over its production of “Julius Caesar” that portrays a Donald Trump-like dictator in a business suit with a long tie who gets knifed to death onstage.
So far Delta Air Lines and Bank of America have pulled their sponsorship of the production.
In a statement Monday the theatre said it stands behind the production. It noted its staging has “provoked heated discussion” but “such discussion is exactly the goal of our civically-engaged theatre; this discourse is the basis of a healthy democracy.”

The audience for “Wonder Woman” slid less in the film’s second week than any superhero film in more than a decade, leaving the acclaimed Warner Bros. release no. 1 for the second week.“Wonder Woman” sold $58.5 million in tickets over the weekend in North America, according to final box-office figures Monday. Even in its second weekend, “Wonder Woman” thumped the newly released, terribly reviewed “The Mummy,” which debuted poorly with $31.7 million. PHOTO.

Starbucks has teamed up with Lady Gaga for a set of brightly coloured summer drinks that will raise money for the singer’s foundation.The “Cups of Kindness” campaign begins Tuesday and runs through Monday. Starbucks says 25 cents from every drink will be donated to Gaga’s “Born This Way” foundation, which has an ongoing campaign to encourage kindness.

Police in London, Ont., are warning the public about the risks of opioid use after a spate of suspected overdoses in the city over the weekend.
They say officers responded to eight people involved in six separate incidents in the community between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.
Police say the individuals required emergency medical treatment as a result of possible overdoses, and one person died.
In four of the incidents, police say the people involved reported using fentanyl or heroin.

Two children from the Lac La Ronge First Nation are being treated in hospital after they were doused with gasoline and set on fire.
Police did not release details about the incident but confirmed an eight year old boy and 11 year old girl were injured in an altercation with a third child, a boy under the age of 12.
RCMP say because of the boys age, he will not be charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The three children were found by a local resident crying and walking outside her home at 2am Sunday morning.
She says she called 911. The boys face was covered in burns and lost consciousness, while the girls hair was burned. They children told officials they were assaulted by the third child, who fled.
Social Services said in a statement they can not confirm if they are now involved in the case.

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