Quebec ticket claims Friday nights 15 million Lotto Max jackpot

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first_imgTORONTO – A single ticket sold in Quebec claimed Friday night’s $15 million Lotto Max jackpot.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Nov. 3 will be approximately $10 million.last_img

Woman tells Winnipeg murder trial drugs blossomed into romance

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first_imgWINNIPEG — One of five women who lived with a man now accused of first-degree murder testified she met him buying methamphetamine but it soon turned romantic.Perez Cleveland, who is 46, has pleaded not guilty in the death of Jennifer Barrett, whose body was found in a barrel behind their Winnipeg home in December 2016.Jessica Reid, who is 36, has told Cleveland’s trial that he got jealous and one night she woke up with him pointing a gun at her.Court has already heard that Cleveland controlled the women through abuse, drugs and surveillance.The Crown says he tortured and killed Barrett, who was 42, because he thought she was cheating on him.Reid was the last woman to join Cleveland and what prosecutors have described as his domestic partners.She was also the first woman to talk with police. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

White Pine Pictures snags rights to newest novel The Showrunner by acclaimed

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first_imgAdvertisement “The Showrunner has all the drama of All About Eve and the attention to detail of The Devil Wears Prada. Moritsugu nails the California sun-drenched anorexic ethos. She rivals Nathaniel West’s fabulous descriptions of Hollywood where the hopefuls become twisted by their own ambitions.”– Catherine Gildiner, bestselling author of Too Close to the Falls and Coming Ashore“I am addicted to Kim Moritsugu’s writing. I love her clever wit, her quick, light pacing, her chick lit that’s written with flawless literary skill. The Showrunner is my favourite of her books yet … the plot is so delicious.” – Robin Spano, author of the Clare Vengel Undercover novelsTORONTO – White Pine Pictures has secured the rights to the next novel by Toronto author Kim Moritsugu with assistance from the OMDC From Page to Screen Program. The darkly humorous novel was optioned from independent book publisher Dundurn Press and is a work of suspense fiction set in contemporary Los Angeles about three strong-willed women: two co-creators of a hit TV show locked in a battle to destroy each other, and the actress who comes between them. This is the first novel by Moritsugu to be optioned and the intent is to develop the property into a scripted television series. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement V.P. Scripted Development at White Pine Pictures, Karynn Austin was drawn to the novel’s spot-on portrayal of inside Hollywood and its quick writing: “I could instantly see this being adapted into a riveting dark TV drama that would take viewers behind the curtain of the industry, while also engaging them with relationship-based storylines of strong leading women; something we’re finally seeing come to the forefront of production.”Author Kim Moritsugu was born and raised in Toronto and holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto. The Showrunner, set to be published in June 2018, is her seventh novel to-date. Previous works include the romantic comedy Looks Perfect (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award), the domestic comedy Old Flames, the literary mystery The Glenwood Treasure (shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award), the domestic novel The Restoration of Emily (serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers), the Rapid Reads short novel And Everything Nice, and The Oakdale Dinner Club.White Pine Pictures is the producer of the award-winning TV dramas The Border (38 x 1hr) and Cracked (21 x 1hr) and are in development with CBC on a dramatic series penned by Drew Hayden Taylor in addition to four new documentary projects slated to release in 2018, including a feature length film about rock ‘n roll legend Robbie Robertson..About White Pine PicturesWhite Pine Pictures is an independent Canadian film, television, and new media production company based in Toronto, Canada. Headed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Raymont, the company has produced over 100 films, including the Emmy award-winning feature documentary Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, two Oscar-shortlisted features: A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, and Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould. White Pine is also the producer of the award-winning TV drama series The Border (38 episodes), and Cracked (21 episodes) created for the CBC and sold worldwide including France, Germany, and the USA. www.whitepinepictures.comAbout Dundurn PressDundurn Press was founded in 1972 by Kirk Howard. At first a small publisher of Canadian non-fiction, Dundurn has, in its 45 years to date, grown and changed along with Canada. Over the years it acquired twelve other distinguished Canadian publishers, keeping hundreds of Canadian titles in print and expanding the company’s publishing program into new areas. In 2014, Dundurn formed new partnerships with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and the Commonwealth Foundation. Dundurn was a founding member, in 2015, of the Commonwealth Book Publishers Association, which provides a strong voice to authors and publishers in the 52 countries of the Commonwealth.About OMDC From Page to ScreenThe OMDC From Page to Screen event has been created to promote the adaptation of Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature published by Ontario publishers to the big and small screens. It provides a forum for Ontario film and television producers to meet with publishers in scheduled, one-on-one meetings. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ontario asks court to toss application from Tesla over electric vehicle rebates

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first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has asked the province’s Superior Court to throw out a petition from the Canadian arm of Tesla Inc. that claims the U.S. company has been treated unfairly in the government’s cancellation of an electric vehicle rebate program.The provincial government’s ministry of transportation said in a response filed Tuesday that there is no merit to the electric car maker’s application for judicial review, arguing the decision is government policy that does not fall within the court’s jurisdiction.“While framed as a judicial review of an ostensibly administrative decision, the application is essentially an attack on a core policy decision made by Ontario’s cabinet,” it said in the court filing.“Such a decision is not reviewable by the court and is not a basis to quash the decision.”In July, the government announced the cancellation of the rebate program but said that incentives would be honoured for vehicles ordered through a dealership if they are delivered and registered by Sept. 10.Tesla sells vehicles directly to customers rather than through a dealership, making its vehicles ineligible for the incentives under the new rules.Tesla Motors of Canada said in its application that the decision by Premier Doug Ford’s government to halt the program left hundreds of its customers no longer eligible for rebates they expected to get when they ordered their vehicles.It claims Tesla was also left out of a program that allows purchasers of other brands to receive rebates during a transition period and that the government has given it no reason for its exclusion.Tesla said the government’s decision has “already inflicted substantial harm” on the company in the form of lost sales and potential damage to its reputation because it leaves the impression that Tesla “may be singled out for future arbitrary treatment.”It asked the Ontario Superior Court to quash the government’s move.However, the government’s response said the decision to revoke the rebate program was made for “valid public reasons.”The government said it decided to include only independently owned franchised dealerships in the transition funding in order to minimize negative impacts to small- or medium-sized businesses, and that such dealerships may have vehicle inventory or made orders with manufacturers that could not be returned.“Tesla Canada is effectively asking this court to make a declaratory order at the behest of its customers to provide them a grant from public funds.”last_img read more

BSF jawan commits suicide

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first_imgBalurghat: An on duty BSF jawan recently committed suicide at Hili border outpost at the India-Bangladesh border in Hili police limits in South Dinajpur district. He allegedly shot himself with his service gun.Sagar Gouda, 31, was the resident of Orissa, said a BSF source. Hili police have sent his body to Balurghat district hospital for postmortem. The cops could not determine the motive of suicide. Over the past few years, the jawan had been posted in Hili border outpost under 199 of BSF Battalion. According to the BSF source, other jawans rushed to the incident spot after hearing the gunshot sound. Gouda was immediately taken to the Hili health centre where the doctors declared him brought dead. According to preliminary investigation, Gouda took the extreme step as he had been suffering from some mental illness. The police have started investigation in the case and the family members of Gouda have been informed .last_img read more

Air Traffic controllers launch worktorule campaign

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The Air Traffic Controllers’ Association of Sri Lanka (SLATCA) launched a work-to-rule campaign today at all three main airports in the country.The Association said that the work-to-rule campaign will affect flight operations at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Mattala airport and Ratmalana airport. The work-to-rule campaign was launched over the failure by the authorities to address some of their key demands. (Colombo Gazette)

Export Development Canadas new climatechange policy means coal investments are off the

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OTTAWA — Canada’s export development bank is getting entirely out of the coal game but will continue to fund the oil and gas sector as the world transitions towards cleaner sources of energy.Export Development Canada’s new climate-change policy means the agency that helps Canadian companies with capital to expand their businesses internationally will no longer provide any funding for anything to do with thermal coal, such as supplying equipment to coal-fired power plants or coal mines.Thermal coal is the type burned to create electricity and is distinct from metallurgical coal, used to make steel.The agency reduced its support for thermal-coal projects in 2017 following advice from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development but continued to fund certain projects in developing countries, arguing that sometimes coal was the cheapest and most efficient means of producing electricity in countries that desperately needed it. ‘A handout without addressing the root cause’: Oil industry recoils at Ottawa’s $1.6 billion loan offering Populism and protectionism holding back Canada’s growth, EDC warns ‘Total destruction of the market’: Investments in clean tech cool off as subsidies end That all changes today, after a regular review of the policy completed last year.“Coal is one of the biggest carbon emitters with regards to climate change and we wanted to embed our current policy and take it a step further,” said Robert Fosco, vice-president of corporate sustainability and responsibility for EDC.The policy review included consultations with clients, board members, employees and outside groups, including environmental lobbyists. Much of the advice recommended aligning EDC’s work with federal government policies, including Canada’s commitment to cut greenhouse-gas emissions under the Paris climate-change agreement and its partnership with the United Kingdom to try to wean the world off coal power.The Powering Past Coal Alliance commits developed countries to phasing coal out as an energy source by 2030 and to helping the rest of the world do it by 2050. Canada is on track to eliminate coal plants over the next 11 years, either closing them or converting them to natural gas. Once Ontario phased out its last coal plant in 2014, less than 10 per cent of Canada’s electricity has come from coal.Export Development Canada hasn’t had many requests for coal-related investments in the last two years, Fosco said.German-based Urgewald, which tracks coal plants, reported in 2018 there are still 1,380 new coal plants planned or already in development in 59 countries, increasing the amount of electricity coming from coal by one-third. Almost half those countries have very little or no coal at all, and many international environment groups want the world’s financial agencies to help those countries avoid introducing coal by funding alternatives. China, India and Japan are among the main countries backing the construction of new plants.EDC’s new policy will still allow for investments in the oil and gas sector, an industry that accounted for one-fifth of Canadian exports in 2017 and one-10th of the exports and international investments to which EDC contributes. The policy says while the transition to a lower-carbon economy is underway, “responsible and efficient fossil-fuel use will continue to be part of this transition.”Fosco said the export agency will look for investments in the oil-and-gas sector for technologies that reduce emissions.Over the next year the agency is working on developing a full assessment of the carbon emissions coming from its investments and will set targets in 2020 to reduce the carbon intensity of its entire portfolio.In November, a report by lobby group Oil Change International found between 2012 and 2017 EDC provided $62 billion in financial backing to oil and gas companies, more than 12 times the $5 billion offered to the clean-tech sector.The report recommended EDC get out of financing oil and gas entirely by 2020. read more

Ontario changes securities rules to help get more women on corporate boards

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TORONTO – Ontario is changing securities rules in hopes of getting more women appointed to corporate boards and promoted to senior management teams.Starting Jan. 1, companies must disclose the number of women on the board and in executive officer positions, policies regarding the representation of women at the director level and director term limits.Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the rule changes will result in the promotion of more women through a “comply or explain” model, rather than using specific quotas.Of 448 companies that responded to a government survey, 57 per cent have no women directors, and 53 per cent have women in fewer than 10 per cent of their executive officer positions.Women make up 48 per cent of the workforce, but account for only about 16 per cent of board members of Canada’s FP500 companies.Sousa says having more women on companies’ boards and in senior management will make corporations more productive, help attract new investment and grow the economy. Ontario changes securities rules to help get more women on corporate boards by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 2, 2014 1:57 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Wanton criminality by Govt going unpunished while witchhunting intensifies – PPP

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCurrent AG flags Deeds Registrar for financial improprieties, while former says sexism at playApril 27, 2017In “latest news”Nandlall says contempt of Court proceedings against AG Williams loomingMay 22, 2017In “latest news”Registrar of Deeds arraigned on fraud chargeMay 23, 2017In “Court” …says Deeds Registrar is the latest victimAzeena Baksh, pregnant, was on Tuesday arraigned in court for a fraud charge which stated that she accumulated over a period of several years $4.5M by increasing her salary without approval from the Judicial Service Commission. The accusations levied against her were vehemently denied through her attorney Nigel Hughes.  The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) says that the Deeds Registrar, Azeena Baksh, is the latest victim in the A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) Coalition Government’s witch-hunting campaign to discredit persons aligned to the Party.According to the PPP, while the nation is witnessing an an intensification of political witch-hunting, “major irregularities, grave illegalities and wanton criminality committed by Ministers of this Government, Permanent Secretaries and other senior functionaries” are going unpunished.In corroborating their claim, the PPP outlined a list of some of the ‘major irregularities’ already entrenched in the two-year lifespan of the incumbent Administration.See their full statement below:The nation is witnessing an intensification of the political witch-hunting by the Coalition Government. Azeena Baksh, a young professional Guyanese and attorney-at-law, who decided not to venture into lucrative private practice but who choose instead to serve the State and work for a fixed salary is the latest victim. That her father, is Ali Baksh, a People’s Progressive Party leader and a Former Minister of the PPP Government, is certainly a contributing factor.Those who are being instructed to draft and institute these charges are either rebelling silently or have abandoned their professional training because the charges are beginning to move from frivolous to ludicrous. Every lawyer who looked at the charges filed so far, has expressed the public view that the charges will never be supported by evidence and are all bound to fail.More significantly, all these charges either relate to some contrived and concocted factual scenario fabricated simply to form the basis of the charge, as in the ‘law books’ case and Azeena Baksh’s case or, they concern the omission to perform some clerical function, which is not part of the functional responsibility of the person who is charged, for example the Guyana Rice Development Board of Directors.On the other hand every day, the nation is witnessing the commission of major irregularities, grave illegalities and wanton criminality committed by Ministers of this Government, Permanent Secretaries and other senior functionaries, which are bleeding the treasury of billions of dollars, yet these people are neither investigated nor charged. For example:Giving to themselves 50% increase in salariesThe D’Urban Park Development Project and the involvement of company owned by a Minister and cronies of this GovernmentWrite off of debts owed to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) by DDL and many other companiesMinister Bulkan in violation of the statutes governing the local government system, appointed the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.Write offs by the APNU+AFC dominated Georgetown Municipal Council to many companies for millions of dollars owed in rates and taxesParking meters contract and no public tenderingDrug bond contract between the Ministry of Public Health and the Linden Holding Company was not tendered and costing the Treasury 14M per month to store condoms and lubricantsScholarships to Ministers costing the Treasury millions of dollarsRental of houses for Ministers costing the Treasury thousands of US dollars per monthBillions of dollars of contracts being awarded to friends, cronies and financiers without any form of public biddingAbuse of the Contingency Fund by Ministry of the Presidency for the purchase of luxury vehicles for the Prime MinisterMinister Volda Lawerence violating procurement procedures in respect of the purchase of 2.2B in drugs, and this list is not exhausted.We hope that the nation, the Diplomatic Community and the world note the pace at which Guyana is sliding into lawlessness. read more

Telsmith release new Telsmith T300 Cone Crusher

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first_imgThe new Telsmith T300 Cone Crusher has been designed for maximum uptime and productivity while delivering 300-HP performance and a crushing capacity output range from 125 to 400 Mt/hr in tough or abrasive mining applications. Efforts have been made to lower operating costs and increasing safety, the T300 features a large clearing circuit allowing uncrushable material to pass. The T300 has serviceability features such as the six cylinder design, which is less than conventional units, still offers the largest crushing force available, as well as including a new patent-pending anti-spin feature that prevents head spin to extend manganese life. This is mounted on top of the machine for top-service access. The T300 is also designed to operate with pressure lubrication oil, eliminating the use of a gear box and a separate hydraulic circuit. The T300 also features the largest-in-class, patent-pending hybrid bearings. Unlike roller bearing machines, these large hybrid bearings offer both a static and dynamic lift – which results in far greater lift to efficiently carry the crushing forces. Also, hybrid bearings feature a washer and ramp design that replaces the conventional use of a socket, socket liner, and head ball – all of which typically require time-consuming removal when servicing the machine. The Telsmith T300 is also nitrogen-free and is engineered with a patented release system that eliminates the need for maintenance-intensive hydraulic accumulators. Other features include the patent-pending concave (bowl liner) retention system which consists of a specially-designed and positioned lip ring that centers the bowl and achieves retention without the use of hammers and other hand tools.last_img read more

Traces de pas dun bébé dinosaure il courait debout

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first_imgTraces de pas d’un bébé dinosaure : il courait deboutPrésentée le 1er novembre lors de la réunion annuelle de la société géologique américaine, à Denver aux Etats-Unis, l’étude des empreintes fossilisées d’un dinosaure juvénile montre que l’animal courait debout, aux côtés d’un adulte qui marchait à quatre pattes.”Speedy le Sauropode”, comme le surnomme Matthew Mossbrucker, directeur du Musée d’histoire naturelle de Morrison (Colorado), était un bébé dinosaure sauropode, probablement de l’espèce “apatosaure” (“lézard trompeur”), anciennement appelée “brontosaure”. Il y a 148 millions d’années, il a laissé dans le sol du site de Morrison une série de traces de pattes,  à peine du diamètre d’une tasse à café, parallèles à celles d’un congénère adulte.L’écart entre les traces suggère que le jeune, de la taille d’un petit chien, était en train de courir… sur ses pattes arrière, car aucune empreinte de ses pattes antérieures n’a été trouvée. Pour le Dr. Robert T. Bakker, du Musée de sciences naturelles de Houston, cette découverte, faite il y a cinq ans par le personnel du musée de Morrison, est précieuse : seule trace connue de course d’un sauropode, qui plus est du plus petit spécimen recensé, elle fera l’objet d’études complémentaires par les biomécaniciens. “Morrison était-il une nursery pour apatosaure ?”, s’interroge le scientifique. Le 7 novembre 2010 à 19:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

a2 Milk is smart milk for your dumb stomach

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first_imgIn the beginning, there were cows and they made milk. It was pretty good. But then humans got involved and, unsurprisingly, we ruined everything. As we domesticated cows we inadvertently caused their milk to gain a new, mutant A1 protein alongside the original A2 protein. And because the universe loves irony, it turns out A1 may be the source of all your milk problems. At least, that’s what the folks at A2 Milk are saying. Fortunately, the company’s namesake product is the smart milk you need for your dumb stomach.A2 Milk recently swung by the Geek.com office to pitch us on this dairy dream. The company was founded by New Zealand doctor Corran McLachlan who made the connection between pure A2 cows and milk that caused less discomfort. The theory goes that many people who think they are lactose intolerant but haven’t been diagnosed are actually experiencing negative reactions (stomach aches, IBS, skin reactions) to the A1 protein.So A2 Milk’s farms have nothing but A2 cows. This way customers have access to a consistent source of more digestible milk. Plus, farms are encouraged to treat the special cows more humanely since the entire business rests on the continued existence of this particular milk. The dairy industry as a whole is shifting in this direction, but the transition has been bumpy. It’s like moving from USB 3.0 to USB-C, but with milk, and A2 Milk is Apple.Because A2 Milk is still milk with all the same nutrients and not some substitute like drought-causing almond milk or techno-nightmare Soylent, you can use it how you’d use regular milk: Whole or skim, as yogurt or ice cream, even in baby formula or soft cheeses. Apparently, hard cheeses are tough because of some tricky bacterial science. A2 is currently pursuing more tests to determine any other concrete health benefits of the product. We’re also not sure if it lasts any longer than regular milk.Fun fact, I actually hate milk. Not because I can’t drink it, but because I think it tastes gross and have made peace with my brittle bones. So A2 milk isn’t for me. It also isn’t for anyone who is medically diagnosed as lactose intolerant. Even without the A1 protein, the lactose will cause a bad reaction. However, we did give an A2 Milk sample to a coworker who isn’t lactose intolerant but takes Lactaid to deal with dairy dilemmas. Good news! She wasn’t violently ill! Plus, it apparently tastes like milk!If any of that sounds intriguing to you A2 Milk’s website lets you find retailers in your area along with recipes and testimonials. So milk A2 for all it’s worth.last_img read more

Triple H comments on Max Landis wrestling parody

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first_img Video: Triple H speaks about the condition of Cole and Gargano following TakeOver: Toronto Max Landis Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do Google+ Triple H issued the following tweet on Sunday responding to the popular parody film “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling” by Max Landis that looked at his entire WWE career.“2 words Max…. That’s awesome!!!!!…. @Uptomyknees gets it”If you haven’t seen the video, you can view it below.Warning: Strong language and not safe for viewing at work. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE comments on passing of Harley Race, Wrestling industry reacts to passing Facebook Netflix Greenlights Bright Sequel Multiple Women Accuse Screenwriter Max Landis of Abuse Now Playing Up Next Multiple women accuse screenwriter Max Landis of abuse WhatsApp Video: Triple H on preparing talent for TakeOver shows, NXT to FOX Sports, if he is next in line Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMax Landis Has A Lot Of Explaining To DoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:29/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 72.92%0:03Remaining Time -1:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Sandwiches swell at Tap Union Freehouse

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first_imgWhy: Tap Union Freehouse is a family-friendly establishment that provides local, nationally recognized and hard-to-find craft beers. There are 25 rotating taps and a menu with simple meal choices to enjoy with beverages.What I tried: My dining companions tried the Moroccan Garden sandwich, the Union Reuben sandwich and the grilled cheese sandwich. I settled on the Cubano sandwich.The Moroccan was a hot-pressed sandwich that combined butternut squash, zucchini, pickled red onion, mushroom and black olive tapenade, chevre and a house Moroccan seasoning. My dining companion loved the complexity of this sandwich and noted she couldn’t compare it to anything she had previously tried. All of the flavors imparted an exotic essence that was very appetizing.The Reuben was made on rye bread with house-smoked pastrami, swiss cheese, turmeric and caraway sauerkraut, and garlic Dijon mayonnaise sandwiched between grilled rye. Two notable differences between Tap Union’s Reuben and other Reubens is the absence of Thousand Island dressing and that the sauerkraut was chopped instead of shredded. Overall, my dining companion (who will always order a Reuben if it’s on the menu) liked the sandwich and said that the house-smoked meat was lean and flavorful.The grilled cheese sandwich also departed from a sandwich of the same variety. Instead of just cheese, it contained saut?ed mushrooms and garlic Dijon mustard. Two cheeses are used in Tap Union’s version — house-smoked cheddar and provolone. The combination on the grilled cheese was rich and tasty, and the mushrooms added texture as well as flavor.last_img read more

La Jolla High School student arrested after allegedly issuing threat of campus

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first_imgLa Jolla High School student arrested after allegedly issuing threat of campus violence Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: La Jolla High School, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, San Diego Unified School District FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom March 9, 2018center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Amid a continuing spate of malicious rumor-mongering about school violence, a La Jolla High School student was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening a campus shooting.The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody off-campus Friday morning, said Maureen Magee, spokeswoman for San Diego Unified School District. His name was withheld because he is a minor, and details on the purported threat — including whether it allegedly was issued verbally, in writing or online — were not released.Investigators found no guns during a search of the suspect’s home, police Lt. Steve Waldheim said.At least six other juvenile arrests have taken place in the San Diego area — three this week — amid a rash of school-violence threats that have erupted nationwide in the aftermath of last month’s mass-casualty shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.None of the local threats were believed to be credible. Posted: March 9, 2018 Updated: 10:35 PMlast_img read more

Crews put out fire at Hollywood auto body shop

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first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Huge plumes of black smoke billowed from an auto body shop in Hollywood, Tuesday.7 Skyforce cameras captured the smokey scene at Architectural Art-Crete, located along Dewey Street and Southwest 58th Avenue.When firefighters responded the flames had spread to Won’t Stop Customs auto body shop.Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the fire.Architectural Art-Crete remains closed, as the fire caused significant damage to their equipment.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Bonnier Acquires Sport Diver UK

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first_imgSport Diver UK has a print audience of 10,000 and digital audience of about 150,000 monthly unique visitors. “We hope to get it about the same size as that we are in the U.S.—175,000 in print and almost 1 million in monthly unique visitors,” says Freygang. “The amount of divers in that region is equivalent to what’s in the Americas, but in partnering with PADI and marketing to that diving database hopefully, in five to six years, we’ll get to that level.”In advertising, Sport Diver UK is at roughly 600 pages, which is pretty good given the size of its audience, and currently collects about $1.5 million in total revenue.“Our opportunity is really to grow that and go beyond the U.K.,” contends Freygang. “Ultimately we think Germany makes sense as a market to go into, France and Spain.”The magazine’s editorial and advertising staffs will remain intact. Bonnier says plans are in place to have both the U.S. and U.K. teams behind Sport Diver and Sport Diver UK collaborate on future projects with special issues like “World’s Best Diving & Resorts” and an annual “Gear Guide” title.“In pairing, we want to look for content synergies between the brands,” says Freygang.The next step for Bonnier is taking the Sport Diver brand expansion into Europe and strengthening its relationship with PADI in the Asia Pacific market, specifically.“We want to introduce a print product there, so we might look for a partner—Australia probably makes sense,” Freygang says. “For the time being, that’s where our focus will be.” Bonnier Corp. extended its dive market portfolio by acquiring Sport Diver UK, an international magazine that mirrors its own U.S.-based Sport Diver brand. Bonnier CEO Dave Freygang would not divulge the terms of the deal, but did say the move to purchase the title was very strategic in the company’s efforts to grow their U.S. brand’s global presence.Sport Diver UK grows Bonnier’s portfolio of dive market titles including Scuba Diving, The Undersea Journal, produced in partnership with The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), and the digital-only Sport Diver Asia Pacific launched last year.“The opportunity is to take our Sport Diver brand, which we operate as the official publication of the PADI diving society in the Americas, into the Europe, Middle East and Africa region,” Freygang says. “We’ll start in the U.K., which is one of the largest diving communities in that region, and ultimately expand.”Freygang contends it made more sense for Bonnier to acquire Sport Diver UK than it did for Sport Diver to expand into the market unknown, especially considering the name confusion.last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of July 8 2018

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, July 8, 2018.Sunday, July 8No MeetingsMonday, July 9The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. A 6pm Executive Session precedes the meeting. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, July 10The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities meets at 6:30pm in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in the Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, July 11The Wilmington Conservation Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, July 12No MeetingsFriday, July 13No MeetingsSaturday, July 14No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)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… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

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first_imgDemonstrators clash with the riot police during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas. Photo: AFPThe death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people Friday after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas.Riot police and pro-government vigilantes fought running battles with protesters demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro on the capital’s east, west and south sides, witnesses said.“It was like a war,” said 33-year-old construction worker Carlos Yanez, a resident of the southwestern district of El Valle.“The police were firing tear gas, armed civilians were shooting guns at buildings. My family and I threw ourselves to the floor. It was horrible,” he told AFP.Eleven people were killed in the neighborhood, according to officials.Eight of them were reportedly electrocuted while trying to loot a bakery amid the chaos. The rest were shot.At nightfall on Friday, more protests and pockets of unrest were reported in eastern Caracas, and in Macuto in the neighboring state of Vargas. There was a heavy security presence in the city.Police fired teargas to disperse crowds in the Caracas district of Palo Verde, where burning barricades of trash were set up. Armed men on motorbikes also sparked panic, witnesses told AFP.Hospital evacuatedThe opposition accuses the government of sending gangs of armed thugs to attack them.Videos shot by El Valle residents on Thursday night showed people throwing bottles and other objects out their windows at the gunmen in the streets below, shouting “Murderers!”At one point, street protesters hurling Molotov cocktails managed to set fire to one of the armored police trucks firing tear gas at them, lighting up the night sky.Fifty-four people, including newborn babies, were evacuated from a maternity hospital in the neighborhood.There were conflicting explanations about the reason.The government said “armed gangs hired by the opposition” had attacked the hospital. The opposition rejected the allegation, saying the children had to be evacuated because of tear gas fired by Maduro’s “dictatorship.”The hospital’s director, Rosalinda Prieto, told AFP the evacuation was prompted by the stench of burning trash set on fire by protesters.A man was shot dead in protests in the eastern neighborhood of Petare, the local mayor said. Prosecutors said they had opened an investigation.Opposition leaders have called new protests for Saturday and Monday.On Saturday, they plan to march in silence to the Catholic Church’s episcopal seats nationwide. They plan to erect roadblocks on Monday to grind the country to a halt.Maduro sees US plotProtesters blame Maduro-heir of the leftist “Bolivarian revolution” launched by the late Hugo Chavez in 1999 — for an economic crisis marked by severe shortages of food, medicine and basic goods.Maduro says the protests against him are part of a US-backed coup plot.On Thursday, he said the opposition had agreed to new talks. But his opponents denied the claim, saying the only way forward was to call elections.Senior opposition leader Henrique Capriles slammed Maduro as a “dictator” and “mythomaniac.”Pressure on Maduro has been mounting since 2014, as falling prices for Venezuela’s crucial oil exports have sent the once-booming economy into a tailspin.The crisis escalated on March 30, when the Supreme Court moved to seize the powers of the legislature, the only lever of state authority not controlled by Maduro and his allies.The court partly backtracked after an international outcry, but tension only increased when the authorities slapped a political ban on Capriles two weeks ago.According to pollster Venebarometro, seven in 10 Venezuelans disapprove of Maduro, whose term does not end until 2019.last_img read more

Lastminute departure for Oktoberfest trip with Insight Vacations

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first_img Travelweek Group Last-minute departure for Oktoberfest trip with Insight Vacations Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share TORONTO — Insight’s nine-day Luxury Gold journey through Vienna, Salzburg and Munich on Oktoberfest in Bavaria departs Sept. 21 and will be limited to just 40 guests. Clients are encouraged to book the Special Interest tour as soon as possible as the definite departure is just two weeks away.“We are pleased to offer this unique and exclusive journey through the romantic heart of Bavaria and Austria to Canadian travellers seeking a cultural and culinary experience to remember,” said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. “During Oktoberfest, Insight Vacations has exclusively reserved tables in the Ochsenbraterei tent where clients will enjoy a delicious three course dinner with a dedicated host who will ensure they have a most memorable experience.”Signature Experiences will include dining in Michelin-starred restaurant Les Deux with a direct descendant of ‘The Red Baron’ in Munich, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, horse-drawn carriage ride to a classical Mozart Viennese evening (and a chance to meet the cast), an elegant dinner at the Opus restaurant in Vienna’s famous Imperial Hotel and private tours of the ‘Eagles Nest’ and Hallstatt Salt Mines in Salzburg. For more information contact your local Sales Manager. Tags: Germany, Insight Vacationslast_img read more