Transport solutions stand out at Smart’s innovation awards

Smart Communications’ annual SWEEP Awards encourages innovation and excellence in wireless applications development among students of tertiary schools This year’s SWEEP Awards is guided by #SWEEP15’s theme “#FutureReady: Creative Innovations Beyond Imagination” For 15 years, Smart has partnered with SWEEP schools to help them produce industry-ready ECE and IT graduates Transport solutions stood out from among 10 #FutureReady 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) entries that vied for over one million pesos total worth of prizes at the Grand Finals of the 15th SWEEP Innovation …

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11 local artists to keep in your radar this year

Tons of fresh music comes out each day and to keep up, we’re running down the musical acts poised to break it huge. Featuring genres of pop, acoustic, alternative, rock and heavy metal, the country’s rising artists are creating a buzz with their own brand of OPM sound. It’s high time to amp up your playlist with these acts as seen in the first One Music Live performance this year: 1. Agsunta Even if they officially “signed off” from social media they promise to still …

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Ben Affleck rescues six Americans in the Iran hostage crisis in “Argo”

Ben Affleck directs and stars in Warner Bros.’ acclaimed thriller “Argo” in which he plays real-life CIA “exfiltration” specialist Tony Mendez, an expert in getting people out of hostile spots. “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm …

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Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin play as a trio of unlikely, unsung heroes of “Argo”

Helping Ben Affleck’s character in Warner Bros.’ new thriller “Argo” mount the daring and covert mission to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran, following the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy, is a trio of unlikely accomplices played by Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge …

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“Argo,” a film based on the true story of the covert mission to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran

In 1980, Studio Six Productions trumpeted a new film project that had the elements of a hit sci-fi movie: spaceships, aliens, action and adventure, all happening on an arid, distant planet. Billed as a “cosmic conflagration,” the epic feature was never greenlit by any studio chief. It could only be given a green light by America’s Commander in Chief. More than 30 years later, Ben Affleck directed, produced and stars in Warner Bros.’ “Argo,” a film based on the true story of the covert mission …

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Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” well-applauded in 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival

Critics and audiences at San Sebastian applauded Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” screening in the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival’s Official competition, The Hollywood Reporter said. At the screening, the packed Kursaal auditorium erupted in applause at pivotal moments throughout the film — unusual at Spain’s A-list festival. Affleck, accompanied by one of the film’s stars, Alan Arkin, addressed questions about the movie, the relationship between the United States and Middle East and the evolution of Hollywood since the 70s in addition to what his children …

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Warner Bros. releases two versions of international (outside U.S.) posters of “Argo”

Riding on the wave of successful premieres in Toronto and Telluride film festivals, Warner Bros. has just released two versions of international (outside U.S.) posters for Ben Affleck’s gripping thriller “Argo.” Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is being produced …

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First-Look: Trailer of Ben Affleck’s “Argo”

Take your first look at the trailer of Ben Affleck‘s new dramatic thriller “Argo” which Warner Bros. has just premiered at the trailer below. Here’s the video Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is being produced by Academy Award® winner …

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