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first_imgShaneen Robinson APTN National NewsIt was an emotional day for the family of Colten Boushie Thursday in a North Battleford, Sask., court.That’s where they heard the details of what happened on the day the 22-year old was shot and killed.A publication ban prohibits broadcasting these details.The accused is 54-year old farmer Gerald Stanley.Stanley is currently in custody waiting on a judge to decide whether he will get bail.Click here for more stories about Colten Boushie.last_img

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Economy added 35300 jobs last month unemployment rate up Statistics Canada

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian economy continued to churn out more jobs in October even amid forecasts that economic growth is slowing in the second half of the year.Statistics Canada said Friday that the economy added 35,300 jobs in October as the number of full-time positions swelled by 88,700, while part-time employment dropped by 53,400 jobs.“After modest net job gains through the summer, October’s strong result suggest there is still some life left in the economic upswing,” Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter wrote in a report.The gain in jobs came as the unemployment rate increased to 6.3 per cent, up from 6.2 per cent in September, as more young people started looking for work.However, offsetting the jobs report, Statistics Canada also reported a $3.2-billion trade deficit for September, essentially unchanged from the previous month which was revised to a deficit of $3.2 billion compared with an initial estimate of $3.4 billion.The trade deficit came as both exports and imports lost ground for a fourth consecutive month in September as they both dropped 0.3 per cent.CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld noted that when both exports and imports fall that typically means both foreign and domestic demand is slowing.“If we look at the numbers for the third quarter, it is clear that exports are going to be a huge drag on growth,” he said.The overall drop in exports came as the motor vehicles and parts sector fell 10.6 per cent, offset in part by a 7.2 per cent increase in exports of energy products. Prices of exports fell 0.6 per cent, while volumes grew 0.3 per cent.On the other side of the equation, imports fell as the electronic and electrical equipment and parts category fell 4.6 per cent and consumer goods fell 1.9 per cent. Prices of imports fell 1.5 per cent, but volumes increased 1.3 per cent.Economists have been predicting that the economy is slowing in the second half of the year after the red-hot pace set in the first six months of 2017.The strong growth to start the year helped prompt the Bank of Canada to raise its key interest rate target twice, but the central bank kept it on hold last month as it also predicted growth would slow.Shenfeld called the jobs report “a bit of an incongruity” amid the other economic data that has been pointing to a slowing of growth in the third quarter.“Every quality measure we typically look at in the employment report was on the side of angels,” he said.Leading the job growth in October was the “other services” category which gained 21,400 positions, while the construction industry gained 18,400 and information, culture and recreation industries added 15,300 jobs.Offsetting those gains, the wholesale and retail trade sector lost 35,900 positions.Regionally, Quebec posted the largest increase with a gain of 18,400 jobs, while Alberta added 11,900. Manitoba added 4,000 jobs and Newfoundland and Labrador rose by 3,400. Saskatchewan lost 4,000 jobs in October.Compared with a year ago, employment was up by 308,100 jobs as the number of full-time jobs increased by 396,800 and the number of part-time positions fell by 88,700.last_img read more

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BC announces agreement with legal aid lawyers

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – A one-time grant of $7.9 million to support the development of a new framework for legal aid funding was announced by the Province and the Legal Services Society (LSS).$4 million from the government and $3.9 million from LSS will be used to increase payments to legal aid lawyers from April 28, 2019, until Oct. 31, 2019. To ensure lawyers continue to provide legal aid services to those most in need, while the government, LSS and the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) negotiate an agreement for long-term, sustainable legal aid funding.“We recognize there is work to be done to improve the legal aid system both for British Columbians and the counsel that represent them in court,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “Legal aid lawyers provide services to some of the most vulnerable members of the province, and we will continue to work with LSS to address the historical underfunding of legal aid.” The foundation will receive the grant and work with government, LSS and ALL to allocate the funding. The Law Foundation of BC is a non-profit foundation with a mandate to fund legal aid and other law-related initiatives.The ALL negotiating team has issued this statement: “We appreciate the recognition by government of the important work our members do for vulnerable British Columbians and look forward to negotiations that will provide a solution to a very much neglected legal aid system.”According to the government, LSS and ALL have also committed to designing a long-term legal aid negotiation framework, paving the way for a smoother negotiating process in the future.This grant is in addition to the $26 million over three years (2018-19 through 2020-21) in increased funding to LSS already announced by the government to support the provision of criminal, family and civil legal aid services shared the government.last_img read more

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Realme aims to sell 15 mn units in India in 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: China-based smartphone maker Realme, that clocked seven per cent market share in India in the first quarter of 2019, is aiming to sell at least 15 million handsets in the country by the end of year, the company’s India CEO said on Monday. The online-focused device maker that came into existence in 2018, was also among the top five smartphone brands in the fourth quarter of 2018 with eight per cent market share. “We are targeting to sell at least 15 million handsets this year and I believe in sales numbers,” Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, told IANS. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “The sales and shipments won’t have such a huge gap,” Sheth replied when asked if the company was aiming only at the shipment numbers. Realme, which started as an online-only brand, now gets the majority of its sales from offline channels, according to Counterpoint Research. The handset maker will set up six exclusive stores in metros by the end of the year. The first such store will be opened in July. However, the company said it will also focus on the tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “We’ll explore going into places like Nashik, Nagpur and Pune. We’ll also look to set up pop-up stores in the northeast,” noted Sheth. The company is targeting 50 pop-up and six exclusive stores this year. The retail outlets would house Realme’s portfolio of smartphones, Realme “Buds” and backpacks. “We already have our own earbuds and before Diwali, we will also have our own range of accessories. We will come up with our own power bank, Bluetooth headset, apart from few more smartphones,” the executive said. Currently, the brand has a retail presence in 50 cities, including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Surat, Ludhiana and Chandigarh, and is expanding footprint to meet the growing demands of customers. “We’ve already set up multi-brand retail outlets in 39-40 cities and we’ll reach 20,000 multi-brand retail outlets across 150 cities before 2019 ends,” said the company executive. The firm unveiled its first exclusive kiosk at the pop-up sale in New Delhi on Saturday. The kiosk lets customers experience and purchase from the Realme portfolio. The Chinese handset maker currently has one of its research and development (R&D) bases in Hyderabad and another in China, while its manufacturing factory is located in Greater Noida, which has a production capacity of almost 60-80 million handsets a year. The firm introduced the Realme 1 model in May 2018, marking its foray into the entry-level smartphone segment. According to CyberMedia Research (CMR)’s mobile handset report, the firm’s smartphone shipments grew by over 600 per cent in the September-October period in comparison to the July-August period in 2018, thus, making it the top emerging brand in India. Born as OPPO’s sub-brand, Realme is now an independent brand targeting the global youth.last_img read more

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Security Council calls for implementation of peace accord in Côte dIvoire

14 March 2007Welcoming this month’s peace deal between rival political leaders in the divided West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, the Security Council today urged both sides to implement all their commitments under the accord to ensure that it takes effect. In a press statement read out by Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, which holds this month’s rotating Council presidency, the 15-member panel described the deal as a good basis for finding a way out of the political stalemate in Côte d’Ivoire.The country has been divided between the Government-controlled south and the rebel-held north since 2002, and national elections originally slated for last October have been postponed until this year.The agreement – reached in Ouagadougou, capital of neighbouring Burkina Faso, on 4 March – between President Laurent Gbagbo and Forces Nouvelles Secretary-General Guillaume Soro commits both sides to honouring all Security Council resolutions on the issue, including the need to abide by free, fair and transparent elections.It also tackles other key issues such as disarmament, reform and restructuring of the armed forces and the restoration of State authority throughout the country.Mr. Kumalo said Council members commended Mr. Gbagbo and Mr. Soro for their determination to seek an accord, and he also praised Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré for his efforts as a facilitator.The statement followed closed-door briefings today by Abou Moussa, the Secretary-General’s Principal Deputy Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, and the UN High Representative for Elections Gérard Stoudmann.Mr. Moussa told journalists later that Council members felt a number of details still needed to be worked out with the help of Mr. Compaoré, including the role of the UN, the High Representative for Elections and both multilateral and bilateral donors.Last week, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also welcomed the Ouagadougou accord and called for both sides to make sure they implement it.The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has nearly 9,000 total uniformed personnel in the country, including 7,850 troops and almost 1,000 police with a mandate to monitor the cessation of hostilities and movements of armed groups, help in disarmament and dismantling of militias and contribute to the security of the operation of identifying the population and registering voters. read more

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ICE Futures Canada Friday Canola prices mixed barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’17 $1.60 higher $492.40; Jan. ’18 $1.60 higher $498.90; March ’18 $1.70 higher $503.60; May ’18 $1.80 higher $505.90; July ’18 $1.90 higher $506.70; Nov. ’18 $1.40 lower $484.30; Jan. ’19 $1.40 lower $486.00; March ’19 $1.40 lower $488.70; May ’19 $1.40 lower $488.70; July ’19 $1.40 lower $488.70; Nov. ’19 $1.40 lower $488.70.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $148.00; March ’18 unchanged $151.00; May ’18 unchanged $151.00; July ’18 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $151.00; March ’19 unchanged $151.00; May ’19 unchanged $151.00; July ’19 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $151.00.Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 351,720 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 351,720. read more

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Thesis defences – posted the week of April 20

PhD in Educational Studies thesis defence – Sonya PancucciSonya Pancucci, PhD student in Educational Studies, will present her thesis defence on Wednesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in Welch Hall 147. The title of her thesis is “The Expression and Development of Teachers’ Capacities Within Two Learning Communities: A Participant-Observer Case Study.” Examining committee members are Michael Plyley, chair; Stephen Anderson, OISE, University of Toronto, external examiner; Coral Mitchell, supervisor; Nancy Francis, internal examiner; Renee Kuchapski and Kara Smith, committee members. All are welcome to attend.PhD in Psychology thesis defence — Kerri MichalicaKerri Michalica, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Creativity and the Schizophrenia Spectrum Unveiled: The Similarities and the Differences.” Examining committee members are Marilyn Rose, chair; Lynne Angus, York University, external examiner; Harry Hunt, supervisor; Sandra Bosacki, internal examiner; Kathy Belicki and Paul Tyson, committee members. All are welcome to attend.MEd thesis defence — Perez OyugiPerez Oyugi, Master of Education student, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Impact of Social Constructs on Administrator Understanding of Social Justice.” External examiner: Reva Joshee, OISE/UT; supervisor: Coral Mitchell; committee members: Denise Armstrong and Nancy Fenton; chair of the examining committee: Michael O’Sullivan. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Management thesis defence — Boya LiMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Boya Li, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Friday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Taro Hall 230. The title of his thesis is “Stock Market Reactions to Changes in the FTSE SmallCap and S&P/TSX SmallCap Indexes.” His examining committee members are Tomson Ogwang, chair; Selim Topaloglu, external examiner, School of Business, Queen’s University; Ernest Biktimirov, supervisor; Don Cyr and Bob Welch. All are welcome.Master of Arts thesis defence — Carrie GreigCarrie Greig (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Monday, April 26 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. The title of her thesis is “Leisure Connections: A Case Study to Understand Facilitation Techniques with Survivors of Trauma.” Supervisor: Lynn McCleary; committee members: Miya Narushima and Dawn Prentice; external examiner: Thecla Damianakis, University of Windsor; chair: Joyce Engel, PhD. All are welcome.Master of Arts thesis defence — Renée McKinleyReneé McKinley, MA student in Social Justice and Equity Studies will present her thesis defence on Tuesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Child Care by Choice or by Default? Examining the Experiences of Unregulated Home-based Child Care for Women in Paid Work and Training.” External examiner:  Bonnie Fox, University of Toronto; supervisor: Kate Bezanson; supervisory committee members: June Corman and Dr. Ann Duffy.Master of Arts thesis defence – Katie HemsworthAn MA Thesis Defense for Katie Hemsworth, Department of Geography, will be held on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. in MC C405. The title of the thesis is “Personal soundtracks on public transit: Personal listening devices and socio-spatial negotiations of students’ bus journeys.” Thesis supervisor: David Butz; committee members: Mike Ripmeester and Chris Fullerton; external examiner: Jeff Hopkins, University of Western Ontario. All are welcome. read more

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Over 17 million passengers pass through Nashville airport

NASHVILLE — The Nashville International Airport saw more than 17 million passengers pass through its doors during the last fiscal year.The Tennessean reports the airport has now exceeded attendance records for the sixth consecutive fiscal year. The airport saw 2.2 million more passengers from July 2018 through June 2019 than when compared to the previous fiscal year, marking an increase of about 15%.Airport president and CEO Doug Kreulen says the airport’s passenger growth is unprecedented. It expects to see more than 18 million passengers this calendar year.The airport is expected to have an economic impact of about $7.1 billion on the area. It offers about 540 daily flights and is in the middle of an expansion that includes additional parking, a new concourse and a hotel.___Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.comThe Associated Press read more

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UN war crimes tribunal to hold single trial for Milosevic

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today decided that one trial would be held for alleged crimes committed by Slobodan Milosevic in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. The decision came in response to an appeal by the Tribunal’s Prosecutor to hold a single trial for all three indictments against Mr. Milosevic, who faces charges of genocide and other war crimes. In making its announcement, the Tribunal’s Appeals Chamber also decided to provisionally set 12 February as the start date for the trial, beginning with “the evidence relevant only to the charges relating to Kosovo.” read more

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US businesses post more open jobs quits rise to 9year high

US businesses post more open jobs; quits rise to 9-year high WASHINGTON – U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months.The number of job openings jumped 4.9 per cent to 5.6 million, the most since July, the Labor Department said Tuesday. And quits increased 6.9 per cent to nearly 3.1 million, the highest in more than nine years.People typically quit for better-paying positions, so more quits are a sign that overall pay levels could increase. Employers have also struggled to fill many open jobs, which could push them to offer higher pay to attract workers.The data comes after the government said last week that hiring had slowed sharply in January. Yet wages grew at a solid pace, and the unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 4.9 per cent.Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said that she monitors quits as a potential sign of an improving job market. More Americans quit when they either have new jobs or are confident they can find one.Some economists were encouraged by the job openings report.“Despite the turmoil in financial markets and increasing talk of recession, the labour market continues to improve and is moving toward full employment,” said Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial. “The tightening in the job market is pushing up wages, which in turn is supporting consumer spending.”Other analysts worry that signs of an economic slowdown could soon catch up with the job market.“As fate would have it, the job market may be feeling healthy, just as the rest of the economy is downshifting,” said Joe LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank.U.S. manufacturing is shrinking in the face of slowing overseas growth and the stronger dollar, while measures of the service sector have also declined. The economy grew at just a 0.7 per cent annual rate in the final three months of last year.Tuesday’s figures also heighten the challenges facing Yellen as she considers whether the Fed should continue raising the short-term rate it controls, and when.A lower unemployment rate, more quits and more job openings suggests employers are having a harder time keeping their employees and attracting new workers. Raising pay is one way to respond to those challenges.Higher pay, in turn, could lift inflation, as companies raise prices to offset larger labour costs. That adds pressure on the Fed to raise interest rates.At the same time, U.S. growth is slowing, as goods pile up on warehouse shelves and corporate profits have fallen. That has prompted many economists to forecast as few as one or two rate hikes this year, below the Fed’s own forecast of four increases.The Fed increased its benchmark rate for the first time in nine years in December. by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Feb 9, 2016 8:37 am MDT Last Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, photo, Reece Lightner fills out a job application for a server at a job fair held by The Genuine Hospitality Group, in Miami, as the restaurant group is expanding in South Florida and hiring for all positions at its restaurants. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for December. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) read more

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Cost of child maltreatment in AsiaPacific tops 200 billion annually reports UNICEF

“According to the study, the costs associated with emotional abuse are $65.9 billion, those associated with physical abuse are $39.6 billion, sexual abuse costs about $39.9 billion, neglect costs $32.4 billion, witnessing domestic violence costs $31 billion and death from maltreatment costs an estimated $500 million,” UNICEF said in a press release issued today on the study.Among others, the study also found that: in lower middle income countries, 35 per cent of males have experienced physical abuse and 22 per cent of females have experienced sexual abuse; in high income countries, 42 per cent of females have experienced emotional abuse and 32 per cent of males have witnessed domestic violence; 25 per cent of mental disorders among males in low income countries are attributable to physical abuse during childhood; and 31 per cent of mental disorders among females in lower middle income countries are attributable to sexual abuse during childhood.It also found that the percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) lost due to child maltreatment is highest in upper middle income countries, at 3.45 per cent with the largest part (1.26 per cent) due to emotional abuse.Additional research in Cambodia found that over 50 percent of children had experienced at least one form of violence before the age of 18, UNICEF said, noting that roughly a quarter of Cambodian children were emotionally abused and about five per cent experienced some form of sexual abuse.“We all know that violence against children must stop because it is morally wrong. This research shows that inaction about violence results in serious economic costs to countries and communities,” said UNICEF Regional Director Daniel Toole said. “Governments need to take urgent action to address violence against children, both for the sake of the children themselves and for the wellbeing of future generations.”UNICEF said the impact of child maltreatment include an added burden on already stretched health care systems, disability and death, and increased levels of violence and criminality. “It is difficult for children who experience violence and abuse to grow up to be productive members of society, and their countries also risk losing the potential benefits to their communities these children might otherwise provide,” it said. UNICEF is working with governments in the region to take action based on these findings, noting that all governments in the region have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which commits them to protect children from violence, abuse and maltreatment. “All children have the right to live free from violence, which harms their physical and mental growth, and inhibits the growth of their society and economies,” emphasized Mr. Toole. “Violence against children often takes place behind closed doors but it is preventable when people come together and say loudly and clearly that this is not acceptable.” read more

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Hello Kitty Friends Coloring Book Review All Your Friends Are Here

first_img There’s a wide selection of “adult” coloring books out there for those of us who want a little more quality beyond the confines of whatever’s on the shelf at the dollar store. No matter what you’re into, whether it’s the Golden Girls or even Destiny, there’s a coloring book for you. But you don’t have to worry about having all “adult” options, fortunately. There are plenty of whimsical coloring options still left out there for those of us who want to color fun things that aren’t meant for fine-tipped pens only.Viz’s Hello Kitty & Friends Coloring Book fits that niche nicely, offering a pretty, 10 x 10 book with 96 pages of coloring packed with characters like Hello Kitty (of course), Keroppi, Chococat, My Melody, and a glut of other familiar Sanrio favorites.It’s sophisticated enough so that you don’t have to be embarrassed when you pull it out of your bag with a few sets of awesome markers or colored pencils, yet whimsical enough that it does Hello Kitty and the rest of the Sanrio cast justice. Not that you should be embarrassed because you have a Hello Kitty coloring book, because who cares? But if that’s the kind of thing you really concern yourself with, know that it’s understated and low-key enough to be appropriate as a gift for anyone self-conscious about their coloring materials.The pages are clean and crisp, and there’s a good variety of different characters on each page to color, along with intricate designs if that’s what you like coloring. Some folks can get a bit frustrated with the seemingly endless variety of abstract imagery out there in adult coloring book land, but Viz has done a good job of catering to Sanrio fans with this release. I found some of the cuter arrangements that were less ornate, like Hello Kitty waving at us from a small house, or frolicking in the rain, were some of my favorite scenes to draw.As far as the paper thickness goes, I used Sharpies to color most of my pictures, which typically bleed through lesser-quality coloring books, but I didn’t have a problem even coloring directly in the book. I was pretty pleased, especially since the book runs about $16 via most retailers. Bleeding is something that can always be avoided with these higher-quality books, so I’m glad that Viz took the time to make sure that wouldn’t be an issue here.If you’re a Hello Kitty fan or if you just like adult coloring books, you’ll find something to like about the Hello Kitty & Friends Coloring Book. You can grab it for a Sanrio fan you love and color into the New Year.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Hello Kitty Heads to Hollywood With Her First Film DealAdamTots Presents: Deepmind Sanrio last_img read more

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Buy This Comic Breathless 1

first_img Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 “It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloging supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they’ve hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run… but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly?”BREATHLESS #1(W): Pat Shand (A): Renzo Rodriguez (C): Mara Jayne Carpenter (L): Jim CampbellMany comics have had me raising an eyebrow before reading. I’m a naturally curious human, so when comics like Breathless come around, my interest immediately perks for what this comic does. Breathless #1 does precisely what the title says. It will leave you breathless. At first, you may be wondering how supernatural, medical and science all mix in together. In the hands of Pat Shand (we did a great interview with him) and his Breathless team, they mix with perfect harmony that leaves you holding your breath until the very last page.via Black MaskPat Shand knows how to make the odd extraordinary and the bizarre so compelling. At first read, you’d squint at the premise of Breathless, but when you dive in, you just can’t get enough. Shand is a fantastic creator who never shies away from creating stories that he wants to develop. You can tell how passionate he is about his stories and what he wants to do with them. With Breathless, Shand creates an odd mix of big pharmaceutical with the supernatural. He creates a feeling of dread in whats going to happen but excitement for what you may see. You don’t know who to trust in this world. You don’t know what they’ll do to get what our lead characters have discovered.Shand also presents a natural flow to his narrative. He writes Breathless as if it’s an episode for a TV that slowly develops its world. In the first issue, he happily gives you a taste of what you’ll see not leaving any of the details of this world or slows down. Instead, he sets up the horror by players and amps up the board they have to move within.The thing about Breathless that quickly stands out is its characters. Shand knows how to write compelling characters. He particularly knows how to develop strong female characters. He knows how to grow them by saying things without saying handing it over to readers on a silver platter. Shand understands how characters can be apart of an organic story without really explaining much about them. Even in a supernatural world, every role is essential to the story, and you can tell how much he puts into these characters.via Black MaskRenzo Rodriguez brings this narrative to life with his stunning and incredibly intricate art. Rodriguez’s knows how to work hand in hand with Shand’s story. He brings that oddness and working it into visuals that you can’t help but lock into while reading. Rodriguez’s art excels even deeper when it comes to the character designs. Each one of them carries their personality and the distinct things about them that carry over when Shand’s writing and Campbell’s lettering brings it even more to life. You find yourself adoring the characters a little bit more. You lean into them because of his art, running your eyes through the details and soaking in all of what Rodriguez has to offer this story.Complimenting Rodriguez’s killer art is Mara Jayne Carpenter on colors. Carpenter blends in natural and unnatural light and darkness to this comic. She mixes in her brand of artificial, natural and shadows to Rodriguez’s art, making this comic seem all too real. It creates that kind of mood as well. The artificial lights in the lab look so natural, even when our characters are outside and hidden in shadows. Carpenter does a phenomenal job of taking the strange setting and turning it into something that could happen every day, which is even scarier tbh. Even when Carpenter greats us with the unusual neon colors of the creatures, it feels like you’re apart of this world, but can get swallowed up at any time.via Black MaskLast but certainly not least, Jim Campbell places where the characters and the moments throughout the issue have the chance to shine. Campbell does an extraordinary job to this story by highlighting the characters and the panels, guiding your eyes from each one seamlessly. He also places where he guides your eyes to the bigger picture after his placements.Breathless #1 is a unique and highly bizarre story that will you with grabby hands for the next issue. Its an absorbing story filled with engrossing characters, an unusual setting and full-on horror for everyone. Breathless #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.3/28/18 Releases – In addition to Breathless #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Goosebumps: Download and Die #1 by Jen Vaughn (W), Michelle Wong (A), Triona Tree Farrell (C), Christa Miesner (L) IDWAbbott #3 by Saladin Ahmed (W), Sami Kivela (A), Jason Wordie (C), Jim Campbell (L), BOOM! StudiosCyber Force #1 by Matt Hawkins & Bryan Hill (W), Atilio Rojo (A), Troy Peteri (L) Top Cow/Image ComicsRetcon Vol. 1 by Matt Nixon (W), Toby Cypress (A), Matt Krotzer (L) Image ComicsWWE: Then. Now. Forever Vol. 1 by Various (W), Various (A) BOOM! 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San Diego County District Attorney Race

San Diego County District Attorney Race

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, May 30, 2018 San Diego County District Attorney Race 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTwo candidates are running for District Attorney in San Diego County: Genevieve Jones-Wright and Summer Stephan.KUSI was joined by Genevieve Jones-Wright, a San Diego native and public defender, with more on her campaign. Posted: May 30, 2018last_img read more

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Calls for 10 gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax

first_imgImperial Pacific International (IPI) is facing a renewed push by government officials to be charged an annual tax on gaming revenues after it was revealed the Saipan casino operator has paid only US$21,000 in business gross revenue tax (BGRT) since the start of the year.The BGRT figure, representing a massive decline from the US$40.9 million IPI paid in 2016, US$67.7 million in 2017 and US$43.6 million in 2018, was highlighted in a report issued by the Department of Finance last week which predicts a US$19 million budget shortfall for the CNMI government in FY19. Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team With the government having already implemented austerity measures as the region struggles to recover from the devastation of Typhoon Yutu 12 months ago, House Minority Leader Edwin Propst has called for “an honest, open and transparent discussion as to why we [allow] the casino not to pay their fair share of taxes while the rest of us rob Peter to pay Paul to make payments,” according to Marianas Variety.Under current regulations, IPI’s annual commitments comprise the 5% BGRT, a US$15 million license fee and a US$20 million contribution to a Community Chest Fund.Propst, one of IPI’s most vocal critics, first proposed the introduction of a 10% tax on net gaming revenues in 2017 but was encouraged to shelve the idea while IPI began development work on its Saipan integrated resort. He raised the issue again in June this year after reports emerged of IPI’s plummeting BGRT contributions.In response, IPI Chairman Mark Brown claimed the company had in fact paid more taxes than it should have in previous years and suggested it be able to apply tax credits in lieu of paying more taxes in 2019. RelatedPostslast_img read more

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NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of March 3 2019

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of March 3 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of March 3, 2019:Full-Time Quality Technician at Analog DevicesFull-Time Buyer at Georgia-PacificFull-Time Customer Sales & Service Rep at Applied Industrial TechnologiesFull-Time Product Test Engineering Tech at Analog DevicesFull-Time Production Floor Worker at 3STEP Sports Apparel Full-Time Accounts Payable Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Corporate Credit Card Program Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time Odwalla Route Sales Representative at Coca ColaFull-Time Commercial Insurance Assistant Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Customer Development Assistant Rep at PepsiFull-Time Marketing Project Manager at AmetrosFull-Time Customer Advocate Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Mechanical Inspector at TecometFull-Time Production Control Assistant at TecometFull-Time General Manager at Super Service TodayFull-Time Heating & Cooling Technician at Super Service TodayFull-Time Multi Tenant Sales Representative at SpectrumFull-Time Service Technician at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time Floating Counselor at May InstituteFull-Time water Mitigation Technician at Response Team 1Part-Time Guest Service Team Member at TargetPart-Time Logistics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Relationship Banker at SantanderFull-Time Assistant Manager at Dollar TreeFull-Time Engineering Technician at SymboticFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time IT Information Security & Compliance Co-Op at Charles River LabsFull-Time Sales Operations Specialist at Ametros FinancialFull-Time Project Estimator at American TechnologiesFull-Time Restoration Supervisor at American TechnologiesFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Speech Language Pathologist at Wildwood Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Buyer at Pacific Packaging Products, Inc.Full-Time Customer Service Rep at Parts4HeatingFull-Time Quality Technician at Analog DevicesFull-Time Receptionist at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Digital Marketing Content Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Commercial Insurance Assistant Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Warehouse Parts Administrator at Service Quick, Inc.Full-Time Teacher at May Institute Full-Time Dispatcher at Super Service TodayFull-Time Accounts Payable Clerk at Analog DevicesPart-Tme Dietary Aide at CareOne at WilmingtonPart-Time Housekeeper & Laundry at CareOne at WilmingtonFull-Tme Benefit Analyst at HUB InternationalFull-Time Strategic Resource Assistant at HUB InternationalFull-Time Association Business Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Commercial Insurance Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Cyber Insurance Marketing Representative at HUB InternationalFull-Time Project Sales Representative at Limbach Facility ServicesFull-Time Customer Account Representative at Serur Group Financial ServicesFull-Time Projects Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Direct Mail Quality Control Specialist at Kirkwood DirectFull-Time Optical Assembly Technician at RigakuFull-Time Sales Associate at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Engineering Technician at SymboticFull-Time Early Education & Child Care Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time Landscaping Foreman at Gallugi Landscaping Full-Time Shift Supervisor at Panera Bread(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

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Wilmington Little Leagues Latest Game Summaries

Wilmington Little Leagues Latest Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are a couple of recent Wilmington Little League game summaries:AAA: Pirates at Astros on Tuesday, June 18 at Boutwell Field (Finals Game #1)The Pirates were able to take Game 1 of the best two-out-of-three AAA finals vs. the Astros last night by the score of 21 to 9. As always, it was a full team effort. Evan Walsh pitched 5 strong innings and was on base 4 times. Spencer Walker contributed 3 key singles and played stellar defense at both catcher and second base. Max Snapausky reached base all four times that he got up with 3 walks and a single. Aiden Harris delivered a clutch run-scoring double and stole home plate. Joe Mytych continued his all-star season with two hits and two walks. Jackson Cipolle walked twice and singled. Adam Ientile reached base all four times that he was up. Mickey Moroney had a key double and walked. Jacoby Tibbetts reached base once and played solid outfield defense. Max Glazer shined behind the plate as usual. Danny Fogg walked and played good outfield defense once again. Mark Cataldo singled and walked and made a nice catch at shortstop. Lastly, Dylan Mainini walked twice and singled. The Astros didn’t go without a fight however. The offense made contact against a strong Pirates’ pitching staff, led by Joey Fennelly who doubled and singled and Dylan Costantiello who ripped two singles. John Roofe and Jake Gryglik doubled as well while Connor Jamieson, Patrick Moriarty, Kevin Pruslin, and Tony Cummings also contributed clutch singles throughout the game. The Astros again showed plate discipline as Cael Considine was one of several drawing walks. Kyle Price, Aidan Raposa, and Owen Wills hit the ball hard only to fall victim to the Pirates’ strong defense. On the mound, Gryglik struck out three in two-plus innings, Wills fanned two in his inning, and Andrew Santo, Roofe, Jamieson, and Cummings struck out one each. Considine made a great play on the mound when he pitched helping end an inning in relief and Moriarty was efficient in his stint. The Astros defense was busy in the field as Fennelly, Considine, Roofe, Santo, Jamieson, Moriarty, Gryglik, Price, Wills, Pruslin, and Cummings all made solid plays. Moriarty and Fennelly each did a great job behind the plate.AAA: Astros at Pirates on Wednesday, June 19 at Boutwell Field (Finals Game #2)The Pirates and Astros, who have been atop the standings all year long, engaged in another hard-fought game, with the Pirates overcoming an 8-0 deficit to take the AAA championship.The Astros got off to a torrid start and gave the Pirates all they could handle throughout the game. In keeping with every game this season, every single Astro player made multiple contributions during the game. In fact, every single Astro batter had at least one hit in this game – a tribute to their consistency throughout the lineup. Tony Cummings, Joey Fennelly, Cael Considine, Andrew Santo, Jake Gryglik, Kyle Price, Owen Wills, and Kevin Pruslin all had singles in the first inning while Patrick Moriarty added a walk, leading to eight runs right out of the gate. Cummings had three hits on the day while John Roofe and Moriarty each had a single and double to lead the way. Fennelly and Santo wound up with two hits each while Dylan Costantiello, Connor Jamieson, and Aidan Raposa each added additional singles later in the game. Raposa’s was a perfectly-placed bunt that the defense couldn’t get to in time. Santo and Cummings each struck out two in two innings and made two plays in the field to help their own causes. Fennelly struck out one and also made two plays on the mound in the fifth inning. Considine, Roofe, Moriarty, Jamieson, Gryglik, Pruslin, and Raposa were among those busy making plays in the field. Fennelly and Moriarty again did an outstanding job behind the plate.As it has been all season, the Pirates’ victory was also a total team effort. Mark Cataldo pitched two and a half strong innings and then was relieved by Joe Mytych who steadied the Pirates by throwing nothing but strikes in his three innings of work. Spencer Walker came in with the Astros having the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning to shut the door on their comeback attempt. Each boy showed tremendous poise under such intense game pressure. Dylan Mainini made the defensive play of the game as he robbed the Astros of a bases-clearing hit as he snared a line drive out to left field and then doubled up the runner on third base. He chipped in with a clutch double in the late innings. Danny Fogg got on base two times and scored both times to contribute to the effort. Max Glazer was his usual steady self behind the plate catching, got on base two times, and scored twice. Jacoby Tibbetts, who really came on towards the end of the season, contributed by getting on base twice and scoring once. Spencer Walker, not only closed out the game with great pitching, but also made a key defensive play as pitcher and as a second baseman; he also scored a key run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Mark Cataldo chipped in on the offensive effort as well by getting on base twice, stealing a base, and scoring once. Mickey Moroney played solid at first base and outfield as well as knocked in a few runs in the pivotal first-inning rally for the Pirates. Adam Ientile had a key two-out, two-run scoring single in the bottom of the 4th inning. Joe Mytych not only pitched great but, as usual, also contributed to the Pirates’ offense by getting two key hits. Aiden Harris knocked in a few runs, stole a few bases, scored a few runs, and played his usual solid defense in the field. Evan Walsh, the star pitcher from the previous game vs. the Astros, reached base three times and scored two runs. Last but not least, Max Snapausky caught two solid innings, got on base three times, and scored two important runs for the team. Jackson Cipolle, who was not at this game, was a key contributor to the Pirates all year long.The Astros showed tremendous class, applauding each Pirate as they deservedly received their trophy and the Pirates offer their congratulations to the Astros on a great season! (NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”last_img read more

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Boos and cheers as residents question officials on crime

first_imgMayor Ethan Berkowitz, along with APD Chief Chris Tolley took questions for more than an hour-and-a-half from concerned residents of neighborhoods around Valley of the Moon Park. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes – Alaska Public Media, Anchorage)A New York Times article Friday points out that murder rates in a quarter of the country’s largest cities are dramatically up. Among them is Anchorage.The story only draws on data through 2015, and so doesn’t include the 25 homicides Alaska’s largest city has seen this year. Though city officials have been all over town trying to explain what’s happening and what they’re doing about it, many people simply do not feel safe. Not even at home.Listen nowUnder a wooden pavilion in Valley of the Moon park Thursday evening, a crowd of nearly 150 residents formed a huge circle around Anchorage’s mayor and police chief, asking questions and sharing concerns.At times, things felt like they were about to devolve into chaos, with people shouting across the ring.Their worries and suggestions to officials ran the gamut, from highly technical recommendations for how to aggregate community-level reports of criminality, to broad calls for armed citizen patrols. One man even suggested the city should look at the Phillipines for guidance, where extra judicial killings are spiking. The remark was met with a chorus of boos.But there was plenty of civility, too, with laughs and applause as Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Police Chief Chris Tolley fielded questions and, explained how the city is addressing the issue. It lasted an hour-and-a-half.This is the same park where less than two weeks ago Bryant “Brie” DeHusson and Kevin Turner were murdered, which many people in this affluent area near downtown say was a breaking point for them.Eva Gardner lives nearby, and helped coordinate a letter signed by more than 90 people which was sent to the mayor asking for solutions to a perceived rise in crime and violence. She spoke about the discrepancy between assurances of safety from officials, and a feeling of worsening violent crime.“That kind of jars when you look back last week at a warning APD put out about staying off the trails after dark,” Gardner said during a short interview.Gardner was referring to a statement issued by the police department just after the Valley of the Moon killings that advised residents not to travel alone at night through parks, trails, or quiet streets. But many residents say quick access to parks and trails is exactly why they live there.Larry Gordaoff’s lived in Anchorage for 40 years and raised his family in this neighborhood. He says there’s always been crime in Anchorage — the new part is that now it’s in Valley of the Moon.“Years ago, we cleaned up Spenard,” Gordaoff rattled off, “well they moved to Mountain View. So then they get over, we’re gonna clean up Mt. View. They moved to Fairview. Then they moved down to the Town Square. And when they kicked them out of there here they are. So where do they go next?”This is a vision of public safety as an unresolved game of whack-a-mole. City and police officials have been at pains in the last few weeks to plead their case to the public that they’re not pushing problems to other parts of town. They’ve stressed long-term solutions city hall is pushing: More housing for vulnerable residents, a homeless coordinator, and an aggressive effort to rebuild the police department’s staffing.But for Rosalyn Thompson, that just isn’t a comfort. She was friends with DeHusson, and moved back to Alaska after hearing news of the tragedy.“My original concern was over the lights, because I lived in Valley of the Moon for three years before moving out of state this summer, and often times the lights won’t be on when I’m out walking, and I wondered ‘ok, well were the street lights on the night that Brie was murdered?’”Several residents asked about the possibility of a serial killer. Chief Tolley has been adamant he won’t speculate on that question or on any of the unresolved cases. For many people, that’s an inadequate response. But Thompson was less troubled by that than how much of the evening’s conversation hovered around blaming homeless people.“I mean it was a friend of mine that was murdered, and for no reason, as far as I know. It is concerning, and I feel like my hyper-vigilance is through the roof, especially since the mayor and police chief are just giving us fluffy political answers. I mean, I think people have a right to be concerned but I wish they weren’t demonizing the homeless while they were at it.”After the forum wrapped up, the mayor and police chief stuck around to talk one-on-one with lingering residents, even as staffers tried ushering them to their next engagements.last_img read more

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Minister Ch Malla Reddy gives credit to CM for grand Bonalu

Minister Ch Malla Reddy gives credit to CM for grand Bonalu

first_imgFathenagar: Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy was the chief guest at the Muthyala Pochamma ‘phalaharam bandi ‘procession organised here by TRS leader and State Erukula Sangham president Kathadi Ramulu. Reddy flagged off the procession.Addressing the participants, the minister stated that he had been worshipping the deity for bountiful rains every year, and happiness and prosperity for the people. He said the credit for the grand Bonalu festival celebrations in Greater Hyderabad limits should go to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Later, the temple committee members felicitated Reddy, local MLA Madhavaram Krishna Rao, corporators Satish Goud and Jupalli Krishna Rao in the presence of local TRS leaders and devotees.last_img read more

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32km tailback on DhakaChattogram highway

32km tailback on DhakaChattogram highway

first_imgTailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Thursday. Photo: UNBPassengers continued to suffer as they were getting stuck in a 32-kilometre tailback on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Thursday.A 22-km tailback was seen stretching from Daudkandi’s Meghna-Gumti bridge toll plaza to Madhaiya in Chandina upazila while a 10-km gridlock in Munshiganj district.The tailback on the busiest national highway started on Tuesday and there has been no respite so far, Nazrul Islam, superintendent of regional highway police, said.Hundreds of vehicles, including cattle-laden ones, remain stranded on both sides of the bridge, causing untold sufferings to the travellers.Cattle traders travelling through the highway suffered a lot as most of the cattle fell sick for unavailability of fodder.”I set out from Dhaka four hours ago but failed to reach Daudkandi yet,” said Zakir Hossain Sajal, a bus passenger.Abdul Awal, a trader of Kandirpar area, said, “The selling at my clothing store hasincreased ahead of Eid but if I can’t reach Dhaka with new products in time. Now how would I run my business?””Heavy pressure of vehicles ahead of the Eid has actually made the traffic situation worse, said the police super.last_img read more

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