by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2018 11:20 am PDT Last Updated May 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Jason Priestley says it’s merely a coincidence that the upcoming return of “Private Eyes” is reminiscent of recent headlines surrounding the Canadian actor.Canadian heavyweight boxing champ George Chuvalo guest stars in Sunday’s episode on Global, as the detective duo played by Priestley and Cindy Sampson investigate whether a match between female fighters was fixed.At one point Priestley’s character sucker-punches his former manager, bringing to mind the actor’s admission last December that he once clocked Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein at a Miramax party after the Golden Globes.“That was just dumb, blind luck, I guess,” Priestley said with a laugh in a recent interview, when asked if the “Private Eyes” episode was a wink and a nod to his Weinstein story.The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star first shared his Weinstein experience on Twitter in response to a post about Mira Sorvino allegedly losing a role in “The Lord of the Rings” film series because of a smear campaign orchestrated by the producer.Priestley, a native of Vancouver who used to box himself for several years, said he made the admission in a bid to clarify the situation during a Twitter exchange.“I don’t want my situation with Harvey to ever be a distraction,” Priestley said.“I feel like acts of violence against women are detestable and they need to be dealt with and they are important.“And I feel like what happened between Harvey and I was trivial — and I don’t want a trivial act and a trivial thing that happened between two men to ever trivialize the importance of what needs to be dealt with between Harvey and a bunch of women.”In the new batch of episodes of “Private Eyes,” which is shot in Toronto, Matt Shade and Angie Everett (Priestley and Sampson) settle into new personal relationships as well as their partnership in the agency.“This show is especially gratifying for me,” Priestley said.“I was one of the producers who developed this show from the series of books that it was developed from, and so … all the success of the show, I really try to take a moment to enjoy it because I feel very proud of it.“This show has been a labour of love not only for me but for a number of us for a long time.”Priestley added he’s proud of the way “audiences around the world are responding to a show that is unabashedly Canadian and set in Toronto and doesn’t pretend that it’s not.”“I think the fact that we can sell a product like this to audiences all over the world, and they consume it at the rate that they’re consuming it, is very telling and should make Torontonians feel very good about their city.”Priestley is a well-known fan and friend of the Barenaked Ladies, who were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in March. Former bandmate Steven Page reunited with them for the occasion.“I still kind of hope the boys will eventually figure out a way to get back together,” Priestley said.“I’m like the kid who ended up with both of them in the divorce, because I’m still friends with all the guys and I’m also still friends with Steve, so I still see them all. Maybe someday.” Jason Priestley attends Stand Up To Cancer Canada on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Toronto. Priestley says it’s merely a coincidence that the upcoming return of “Private Eyes” is reminiscent of recent headlines surrounding the Canadian actor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Ryan Emberley/Invision for Entertainment Industry Foundation/AP Images center_img Jason Priestley on Weinstein, ‘Private Eyes’ and Barenaked Ladieslast_img read more

Doctors agree to talk over Gesy

first_imgDoctors and the health insurance organisation agreed on Monday to launch an intensive dialogue this week in a bid to resolve differences in the run-up to the adoption of the national health scheme (Gesy).The two sides met with Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou and agreed to hold meetings to discuss issues relating to personal doctors, specialists, and their fees, how the fees will be set, and private medicine.The two sides want to wrap up talks by Friday so as to review the results in a new meeting with the minister next Monday.Ioannou thanked both sides for their response and stressed that good will would help achieve the necessary convergences to overcome any deadlocks.“Our effort is to find the solution and framework to allay the doctors’ concerns to a great extent,” the minister said.Chairman of the medical association, Petros Agathangelou, said the objective was to secure the best possible result for the public, “a system that meets its basic aspects, universality, accessibility, and social solidarity.”The head of the health insurance organisation Thomas Antoniou appeared certain there will be a positive outcome.“Certain meetings have been set for tomorrow and the day after, so we have a lot of work that must be done,” he said. “By Monday I am sure we will have a very positive result.”The medical association insists the one billion euro budget for the scheme is not enough, which is doomed to fail.It has repeatedly warned that the budget falls short by as much as €300m, according to some reports.The EU average for health services is between eight and 10 per cent of GDP. The Cyprus government has allocated only five per cent of GDP for Gesy. You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more