Man arrested for murder after Canadian Forces member killed in Florida

first_imgOTTAWA — Florida police have arrested a man for the murder of a Canadian Armed Forces following a violent altercation.Master Cpl. Martin Brayman died from severe head injuries Monday after he was attacked outside his home in Panama City, Florida on Saturday night, according to the Bay County sheriff’s office.The Department of National Defence says the 33-year-old Brayman had been posted to Florida earlier this year to serve as an aerospace control officer with the North American Aerospace Defence Command’s detachment at Tyndall Air Force Base.According to the sheriff’s office, Brayman was attacked after inviting a group of people he’d met at a nightclub on Saturday night back to his house.Police say Brayman’s girlfriend and roommate were watching when one member of the group struck him several times in the head before the group jumped into a white Mercedes and drove away.Brayman, a 13-year veteran of the Canadian military who previously served on the Sinai Peninsula, was rushed to hospital and died Monday night before police arrested 23-year-old Justin Timmons for murder on Tuesday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Formula Electric Race Car Team

first_imgVenturi Automobiles today announced a joint venture with award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014.Venturi Automobiles and Leonardo DiCaprio enter a team in the new FIA Formula E ChampionshipBased in Monaco, the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team has been co-founded by DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, founder of pioneering EV manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, together with Bert Hedaya and Francesco Costa.“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” DiCaprio said. “Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”“It’s an honour and a pleasure to welcome the Venturi Grand Prix team as the tenth and final team of the FIA Formula E Championship,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of series promoters Formula E Holdings. “Gildo Pastor is a true pioneer in electric racing. From the desert of Salt Lake to Antarctica, his passion and vision pushes forward the technology barriers of what can be done with an electric car. But Gildo is not alone in this venture. Global entrepreneurs Francesco Costa and Bert Hedaya bring great experience and energy to the team.“And of course, I want to give a very special welcome to our Championship to Leonardo DiCaprio. Very few environmental leaders have helped more than him to spread the message of sustainability around the world. Having people like him and Richard Branson – global ambassadors for the environment – is a privilege for our Championship and will greatly help us to spread the use of electric cars in cities around the planet.”Source:Venturi Automobileslast_img read more

WHATS SHOOTING IN BC – AS OF DEC0818 – LINKS BY UBCPACTRA

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement WHAT’S SHOOTING IN BC – AS OF DEC-08-18CREATIVE BC – CLICK HEREUBCP/ACTRA – FILM/TV PRODUCTIONS – CLICK HERE – 5-PAGE PDF Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter UBCP/ACTRA – ULTRA LOW BUDGET PRODUCTIONS – CLICK HERE – 2-PAGE PDFWHAT’S FILMING MAGAZINE – CLICK HERE.LOOKING FOR A JOB?  CHECK OUT OUR CASTING, JOB & CREW NOTICESCASTING A PRODUCTION? HIRING CREW? POST YOUR NOTICE HERETO VIEW OR POST CASTING NOTICES: CLICK HERETO VIEW OR POST CREW & JOB NOTICES: CLICK HERE.ADD YOUR COMPANY (OR YOUR SERVICES) TO THE PRODUCTION DIRECTORYARE YOU A FREELANCER?  CREW?DO YOU WORK BEHIND THE SCENES?ARE YOU A PRODUCTION COMPANY?DO YOU PROVIDE A SERVICE TO THE INDUSTRY?FREE TO SEARCH – FREE TO REGISTERCLICK HERE to Register & List your company in the eBOSS PRODUCTION DIRECTORY.FOLLOW eBOSS CANADA ON SOCIAL MEDIA  The Entertainment Business One-Stop ShopFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eboss.canada/Twitter: https://twitter.com/eBOSSCanadaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/eBOSSCanada/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ebosscanadaDOWNLOAD THE eBOSS CANADA APPFor up-to-date News, Job Notices, Casting Notices, Events, and much more Facebooklast_img read more

Trudeau says he regrets comments about Senator Brazeau in Rolling Stone

first_imgAPTN National NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says he “regrets” comments he made about Sen. Patrick Brazeau in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine.Indigenous advocates denounced Trudeau’s comments in the U.S. magazine’s August issue where he referred to Brazeau as “the scrappy tough-guy senator from an Indigenous community.”“It wasn’t random,” Trudeau told RS correspondent Stephen Rodrick. “I wanted someone who would be a good foil … he fit the bill, and it was a very nice counterpoint. I saw it as the right kind ofnarrative, the right story to tell.”Trudeau’s comments referred to his victory in a 2012 charity boxing match against Brazeau, who is from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation in Quebec.As the winner, Trudeau went on to cut the tip of Brazeau’s braid in the foyer of the house of commons.APTN asked Brazeau about Trudeau’s remarks.“I’ll take it as a compliment,” Brazeau wrote.In an interview with CBC Radio One in Vancouver, Trudeau now says he regrets his choice of language in describing Brazeau.He says the way he characterized Brazeau “doesn’t contribute to the positive spirit of reconciliation.”Trudeau says he and his government have been working with Indigenous leaders and communities and he recognizes there are “a lot of patterns to change.”The issue hits news stands in August. Contact APTN National News here: news@aptn.ca – with files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Latest 1 killed 47 injured in France gas protests

first_imgPARIS — The Latest on protests in France against rising fuel taxes (all times local):12:45 p.m.French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators block roads around France to protest gas price increases.Police say that three of the injured are in serious condition, according to the ministry. Officials say that 24 people have been arrested and 17 held for questioning.The protests over rising fuel taxes have drawn citizens upset about a host of problems like decreased buying power. An investigation was underway in the death of a protester in the eastern Savoie region, hit by a driver who apparently accelerated in a panic while caught in the demonstration, according to a regional official.Authorities didn’t give a breakdown about how the 47 others were injured during the protests.___8:20 a.m.Drivers in France are planning to block roads across the country to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron.Protesters pledge to target tollbooths, roundabouts and the bypass that rings Paris on Saturday. The government is preparing to send police to remove protesters and threatening fines.The taxes are part of Macron’s strategy of weaning France off fossil fuels. Many drivers see them as emblematic of a presidency seen as disconnected from day-to-day economic difficulties.The protesters have dubbed themselves the “yellow jackets” because they wear fluorescent vests that all French drivers must keep in their vehicles in case of car troubles.Separately, ambulances briefly blocked Paris’ Champs-Elysees on Friday to protest new rules on ambulance financing and put pressure on Macron’s government.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Polisarios Security Forces Disobey Orders Causing a Revolt in Tindouf Camps

Rabat – Polisario’s Front security forces in the Tindouf camps have allegedly coordinated an unprecedented act of disobedience, refusing to obey orders from their “Saharawi Minister of the Interior”.Security forces have coordinated this act as a reaction to a decision by the “Saharawi Minister of the Interior” Hama Salama, prohibiting them from operating outside their scope of action, namely the “wilayas” (districts) where they are supposed to be confined.Multiple media reports in the Tindouf camps said Hama Salama made this decision based on suspicions that some of their own security forces were linked to organized crime networks and drug trafficking, as well as the smuggling of weapons and cars. A report by Future Sahara said the security services have refused to implement Hama Salama’scommand.A number of media reports agree this is an unusual rebellion by security personnel against the Supervision Department and, by extension, it is a revolt against the General Secretariat of the Polisario Front.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Morocco 5th Most Attractive in Arab World for Foreign Investment SAGIC

Rabat – Morocco ranks first in the Maghreb region and fifth in the Arab world in terms of FDI flows in 2016, worth a total of USD 2.5 billion, representing 7.5 percent of the total foreign investments received in the Arab countries, according to the Arab Investment and Credit Guarantee Corporation (SAGIC).In a study run by the corporation which analyzed 109 country annually, Morocco ranked ahead of Algeria (6th), Tunisia (9th) and Libya (11th). The study entitled “Investment Climate in Arab Countries”, based on 58 indices and factors providing an overview of foreign investment in 109 Arab countries, ranked the United Arab Emirates first in the list with USD 9 billion worth of FDI in 2016, followed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. France topped the list of the most important countries investing in Morocco between January 2012 and December 2016, with a total amount of USD 3.5 billion and 83 projects supervised by 77 companies. China came second with USD 2.8 billion, followed by the UAE in third place with USD 2.7 billion.The United States is the fourth largest foreign investor in Morocco with USD 1.8 billion, followed by Spain with 1.6 billion and Italy with USD 1.5 billion.According to the study, investments in Morocco were mainly concentrated on 10 sectors, including renewable energies, real estate, and the automobile industry.Shanghai Chinese Electronic is one of the top five investment companies in the kingdom between 2012 and 2016, followed by Italian Enel, PSA Group and Middle East Development from France, and the Emirati company Ap Mollet Maersk.In terms of new FDI projects, Morocco is ranked 5th on the list with a backlog of USD 6.5 billion, or 7.1 percent, in the Arab world. During the period 2003-2016, Morocco received 888 new projects, creating 241,772 jobs in 698 companies. In first place, Egypt recorded USD 40.9 billion, with more than 44 percent of new projects in the MENA region.The study also showed that Morocco mainly exports electronic appliances, railway products, clothing, fertilizers, and fish. read more

Morocco Denies Media Allegation over Arrest of Saudi National in 2015

Rabat – Morocco’s justice ministry has denied media allegations that Morocco helped “disappear” Saudi Prince Turki bin Mohammed Bandar Al Saud in 2015.The Ministry of Justice issued a statement describing the information as unfounded and misleading.The Rabat Court of Cassation, the only court which handles extradition decisions, rendered Judgement 2209/3 in 2015, approving Morocco’s extradition of the Saudi national to Saudi Arabia. Moroccan authorities arrested Prince Turki at Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport on November 11, 2015, “under an international arrest warrant.”The Saudi prince, a former high-ranking Saudi police officer, was heading to Paris.“This wasn’t a disappearance, as some in the media have described it, but a normal procedure,” Morocco’s justice minister Mohamed Aujjar told AFP.“The two phases, administrative and judicial were respected after his arrest made on the basis of an international arrest warrant,” he added.On October 11, French newspaper Le Monde reported that Prince Turki had been in conflict with the Saudi royal family over a land dispute and had “posted videos on YouTube calling for reforms.”Le Monde claimed that Prince Turki was “discreetly arrested in Morocco by local authorities, then transferred to Saudi Arabia.”The media allegation came in the midst of international uproar over the sudden disappearance of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, known for his staunch criticism of Saudi foreign policy decisions. Turkish authorities declared on October 6 that Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, four days after his disappearance.British newspaper the Guardian reported on October 8,  “Prince Turki bin Bandar al-Saud, who applied for asylum in France, disappeared in 2015.”The Guardian also published an article on March 29, 2016, about the “disappearance” of Prince Turki.The British newspaper cited a member of the Saudi opposition who was in touch with Prince Turki shortly after he was arrested.“Someone gave Turki bin Bandar the impression Morocco was safe so he went there to do some business and the Moroccan government took him and gave him to the Saudis,” he said.The Moroccan Ministry of Justice stated that Morocco was “surprised at the unverified and misleading publications” by international media.“Morocco wishes to recall that all acts of extradition are always based on a court decision, in accordance with international procedures and in full respect of national legislation guaranteeing the fundamental rights and freedoms of all individuals.” read more

Ohio State terminates Jim Foster without cause

Former Ohio State women’s basketball coach Jim Foster was terminated from his post without cause. In a comment to The Lantern, OSU athletics director for legal affairs Julie Vannatta confirmed the nature of Foster’s departure from the university, which previously had not been made clear. The former Buckeyes coach of 11 years was fired and will now receive installment payments that could amount to as much as $350,000. “Coach Foster has been terminated without cause. Under his employment contract, he is entitled to receive $350,000 in installment payments beginning on June 30, 2013, and concluding by April 30, 2014,” Vannatta told The Lantern. “Under his employment contract, he is required to make reasonable and diligent efforts to find a comparable employment position. If he chooses to retire from OPERS, rather than obtaining a new job, any retirement benefits he receives will be used to off-set the University’s obligation to pay him $350,000.” A Tuesday morning meeting with OSU athletic director Gene Smith and executive associate athletic director Miechelle Willis resulted in a split between OSU and Foster, a four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year Award winner. During his time as coach at the Schottenstein Center, the Cheltenham, Pa., native amassed a 279-82 record and a .772 winning percentage. The postseason was not kind to Foster, however – he posted a 10-10 record in NCAA Tournament play while at OSU and his Buckeyes teams were eliminated in either the first of second rounds of the Tournament during seven of 10 postseason runs. A lack of sustained postseason success in the NCAA Tournament factored into the decision, Willis said. “We strive to be nationally competitive. We believe that we have everything in place here to be nationally competitive. We believe that means that we should be playing deep into (the) postseason,” Willis said. “We expect to be in the Final Four on occasion, and definitely the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight are expectations that we have.” OSU advanced as far as the Sweet 16-round three times (2004-05, 2008-09 and 2010-11), but no further. A second-round exit in the Big Ten Tournament marked the end of the Buckeyes’ 2012-13 season. After posting an 18-13 mark this year, OSU did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team then decided it would not accept a bid from the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Had OSU advanced to the NCAA Tournament this season and been eliminated in the early rounds of the competition, Willis said on Tuesday that the end of Foster’s career at OSU was still possible. Willis said on Tuesday that OSU will immediately begin a national search for its next coach. The search will include coaches that are currently coaching in the postseason. “Our search will unfold as the postseason unfolds,” said Willis, who added that OSU would not reach out to coaches at other universities until their respective team’s postseason run was over. read more

Jamie Oliver says he has no more money to shore up struggling

“I had two hours to put money in and save it or the whole thing would go to s*** that day or the next day. It was as bad as that and as dramatic as that,” he said.However, the company has said it will be profitable again in a few years, with proper management.John Knight, chief executive of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, said: “We were opening too many restaurants, too quickly, in the wrong places.”Mr Knight has promised Mr Oliver that within four years he will bring the chain “back to value” – in profit and clear of debt – and that the celebrity chef will get his own money back, “or at least most of it”. In an interview with the Financial Times earlier this year, the 43-year-old multimillionaire chef said the business “had simply run out of cash”.”We hadn’t expected it. That is just not normal, in any business. You have quarterly meetings. You do board meetings. People [who are] supposed to manage that stuff should manage that stuff,” he said.According to the FT, Mr Oliver was left with no choice but to instruct his bankers to inject £7.5m from his own savings into the restaurants, and a further £5.2m of his own money after that. This was topped up by around £37m of loans from HSBC and subsidies from other companies within the Jamie Oliver Group, including its publishing and media arm Jamie Oliver Holdings. Earlier this year the restaurant chain, which first opened a restaurant in 2008, revealed it would close 12 sites and ask for rent cuts at 11 more as part of a CVA (company voluntary arrangement) as it struggled with debts of £71.5m. More than 600 people lost their jobs, but Mr Oliver said that he had no choice but to restructure in order to preserve the 1,600 jobs that remain. Jamie Oliver has no more money to prop up his ailing empire, the chef and entrepreneur has admitted.Last September, his previously successful Jamie’s Italian restaurants veered on the edge of bankruptcy, with the chef forced to inject £13 million of his own savings into the business to stop it from going bust.When asked by the Mail on Sunday whether he would be willing to do this again if his restaurants faltered in the future, he said: “I haven’t got any more [money]. I tried to do the right thing, I’ve never been paid by the restaurant group, I’ve always reinvested. My living was always the other side.”So I could have just gone ‘do you know what? Let it go.”He said that although he is not broke, he does not have the means to keep ploughing millions into the restaurant chain.Oliver explained: “There’s a point where I can’t put the other side of the business at risk as well and the people who work there. The upside is I am now fully in control of the restaurant business. It’s fully owned by me. We’re getting on top of it and we’e learned lots of lessons.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Guitar Hero is Dead

first_imgTwo years ago, it seemed impossible that Activision would shutter a gaming series as wildly popular as Guitar Hero. The line was a major player in the popularity of the music game genre, spawning countless sequels, spinoffs, and knockoffs. But now, six years after distributing the first title in the series, the gaming giant is doing precisely that.During an earnings call yesterday, Activision quietly announced the death of the line. “[D]ue to continued declines in the music genre,” Activision said in a statement, “the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011.”Said the company’s CEO Eric Hirshberg in a separate statement, “We simply cannot make these games profitable based on current economics.” The company will also be cutting its DJ Hero and True Crime lines and eliminating 500 of its 7,000 jobs. AdChoices广告last_img read more

Metawatch Strata smartwatch hits Kickstarter goes after iOS users

first_imgSmartwatches have still yet to really engage the mainstream audiences. In fact, no one is currently shipping a smartwatch that has really interested anyone other than the technology enthusiast (re: geek). We’ve seen some recent excitement from the Pebble Smartwatch, but due to the explosive success of their Kickstarter project they have announced that they are not ready to distribute their product. The guys at Metawatch have been selling developer versions of their smartwatch for some time now, but until today they have not announced consumer product. Now, we see that they are ready to sell to more than just developers with the Metawatch Strata.The Strata is clearly a complete thought in terms of design, compared to the review we did of the developer kit. This sport watch is made to be water resistant and offers a much sleeker design, without changing the actual layout of the watch. The buttons are all essentially in the same place, and it even uses the same charging pins on the bottom that double as JTAG debug pins. The watch face itself is a metallic ink that is reflective in the sun. The screen is always on, and if the developer watch was any indicator, has great battery life despite that decision.Where Metawatch is really going to succeed with the Strata is their clear targeting of iOS users. During their video presentation on Kickstarter, the Metawatch team clearly focuses on how well the watch will work on iOS. Specifically iOS 6, which allows for a great deal more communication between the iPhone and third party devices. The iOS notification center has evolved to allow devices like the Strata to really support the platform. According to our sources at Metawatch, Android is still very much supported, but only on a limited number of handsets which will be announced at a later date. The flexible nature of Android has caused issues for Metawatch in the past, which leads to a less than ideal user experience.Like the Pebble smartwatch, Metwatch has taken to Kickstarter. Having learned from the issues that Pebble is currently experiencing, the Metwawatch Kickstarter is setup to handle a limited number of “orders” for watches. This limit, according to Metawatch, is set so they have a manageable number of devices that they know they can deliver on in the timeframe they have set up for themselves. As they state in the video, Metawatch has already developed their production and distribution networks, which are the very things that holding up the Pebble project right now.The Metawatch Strata is going to be offered initially in a vibrant orange, green, and blue. On top of this, a limited edition version of the blue watch, being called QR camo, is also available. Metawatch has partnered once again with Susan Kare for the design of the watch. Kare, who was previously responsible for the font originally used on Apple computers, was involved early on with Metawatch in designing some of the original UI for the watch itself.The Metawatch Strata is available on Kickstarter starting at $159.For more reading check out Geek.com’s smartwatch guide.last_img read more

Antarctique Michel Rocard salarme face au développement du tourisme

first_imgAntarctique : Michel Rocard s’alarme face au développement du tourismeAmbassadeur chargé des négociations sur les pôles Arctique et Antarctique, l’ancien Premier ministre Michel Rocard tire la sonnette d’alarme face à l’augmentation “vertigineuse” du tourisme en Antarctique. Une mode qui pourrait avoir des conséquences désastreuses.A Buenos Aires pour participer à la 34e réunion consultative sur le Traité de l’Antarctique, Michel Rocard s’est déclaré inquiet de l’augmentation “vertigineuse” du tourisme en Antarctique, rapporte le Figaro. Alors que 55.000 personnes voyagent chaque année vers le pôle, un tourisme encore inexistant il y a trente ans, l’ancien Premier ministre s’alarme quant aux impacts de cette nouvelle mode touristique qui menace l’Antarctique d’une grande pollution. “Comment peut-on limiter la pollution produite par le tourisme ?”, s’est interrogé M. Rocard, jugeant les limites aujourd’hui fixées insuffisantes. En 2009, les signataires du Traité de l’Antarctique ont fixé à cent le nombre de personnes pouvant débarquer en même temps sur terre.L’ambassadeur chargé des négociations sur les pôles Arctique et Antarctique s’est en outre interrogé au sujet des espèces menacées de l’Antarctique, et notamment des baleines. Alors que le braconnage est toujours pratiqué par certains pays, “sommes-nous obligés d’augmenter le niveau de protection ?” s’est-il demandé avant d’évoquer le désir de la France de voir le Traité rejoint par de nouveaux signataires. Alors qu’il célébrera demain ses cinquante ans, le traité entré en vigueur le 23 juin 1961, a été à ce jour signé par 48 États. “Il y a beaucoup de gens pour faire le pronostic que nous aurons la pression pour lever l’interdiction des activités minéralogiques en Antarctique (…) Si la France a entrepris le combat pour renforcer l’autorité publique du traité, en élargissant le nombre d’Etats qui l’ont ratifié, c’est précisément pour résister à cela” a souligné Michel Rocard.Le 22 juin 2011 à 19:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

2 women commit suicide in Jessore

first_imgSuicideTwo women allegedly committed suicide in Manirampur upazila of Jessore distirct on Friday.The deceased are Reksona, 32, daughter of a certain Sayed Ali of Jhapa village, and Sinthia Khatun, 22, wife of one Abdul Aziz of Mahamudkati village in the upazila, reports UNB.Relatives found Reksona, a divorcee, hanging from a ceiling fan at her father’s house in the morning and informed the police, said Manirampur police station sub-inspector Mannafuzzaman.Police later recovered Reksona’s body.In another incident, Sinthia allegedly took her own life by hanging herself from the ceiling fan around 8.30pm, said local UP member Taijul Islam Milon.Earlier on Wednesday, two housewives allegedly committed suicide in the same upazila.last_img

School Finance Bill Advances In Texas Senate Diversion Program For LowLevel Offenders

first_imgWednesday, May 1, 2019Top afternoon stories:Wikimedia CommonsThe Texas Capitol.School Finance Bill Advances In Texas SenateThe Senate Education Committee held a hastily arranged hearing Wednesday morning to vote out comprehensive school finance reform legislation — accelerating the bill’s journey to the Senate floor and eventual negotiations with the lower chamber.The fast-tracked revision and vote on House Bill 3 came the day after House lawmakers voted through a property tax reform bill, making it contingent on school finance reform passing this session.The full Senate is now expected to vote Friday on the legislation, which aims to increase the base funding for each Texas student, increase teacher pay, provide money for full-day preK for low-income students, and allow for long-term property tax relief.Many details of the bill still need to be ironed out, however, and committee members voted Wednesday without an official analysis of how their districts would fare financially.Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaThe new Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center was dedicated on October 1, 2018.Diversion Program For Low-Level Offenders Expands In Harris CountyMore low-level misdemeanor offenders will be sent to Harris County’s Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center instead of jail, local officials announced Wednesday.New guidelines make adult offenders eligible for diversion when mental illness appears to be a factor in a low-level misdemeanor, as long as the person does not present a threat to public safety. Excluded are offenses involving DWIs, weapons, assault, domestic violence, terroristic threats, burglary of a motor vehicle or any offense compromising public safety.Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Harris County has saved an estimated $9 million while helping more than 1,000 people since the center first opened in September focusing on trespassing cases, District Attorney Kim Ogg said. She expects the expansion to double or triple the number of people diverted.Wikimedia CommonsPoker cards.Owners And Operators Of Two Houston Poker Clubs ArrestedThe Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Houston Police Department are going after two local poker clubs for allegedly engaging in organized crime and money laundering.District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday the arrest of nine people who own and operate the Post Oak Poker Club and the Prime Social Poker Room. Both establishments are located in west Houston.The DA’s Office and HPD worked together on a two-year investigation that led to the arrests and subsequent first-degree felony charges. Ogg said in a news release that players are not being targeted.The clubs’ bank accounts — which have had millions of dollars flow through them — have also been frozen. Sharelast_img read more

A Silent Goodbye to Journalist Charnice Milton

first_imgCharnice Milton. (Milton McClenton family photo)“We were silent out of respect for the family. We used silence to make the point that Charnice’s voice had been stilled.”The words spoken to the AFRO by Charnice Milton’s managing editor Andrew Lightman gave credence to the silent vigil given on June 3 at the Washington Seniors Wellness Center in Southeast Washington, D.C.A tree that lies in the center at the front of the Wellness building was used as a base for a ring of East of the River and Hill Rag magazines.  Inside the publications were articles Milton had written; which were over 100 according to Lightman.Silent vigil for Journalist Charnice Milton.“She touched a lot of people,” said Maceo Thomas of the 27-year-old journalist who was gunned down May 27 on her way home from a monthly Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meeting.Thomas along with Lightman arranged the silent vigil.“I’m just a contributor, a Ward 7 neighbor,” Thomas added. “People are coming here to be silent for remembrance.”Business owners Chancee′ Lundy and Veronica O. Davis were present at the vigil. They appreciated Milton for highlighting their business in an article she wrote. Lundy and Davis are the owners of Nspiregreen LLC, an environmental consulting firm involved in urban planning. The women received the Great Street Business Leadership Council Award in January 2014.Silent vigil for Journalist Charnice Milton“I feel Charnice was passionate about her writing,” Lundy said. “I think she cared [and] I felt really special because of this.”Three 11-year-olds came to the vigil also to take part. Isaiah Devers, whose mother brought the three said, “I’m here to celebrate, but also due to a young woman who died the way she did.”“A lot of silence was needed because if people talked it would have been disrespectful,” said Justin Braxton. He and Devers attend Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Northeast.Nia Alsop, from Basis Washington, D.C. school in Northwest, said, “It was very respectful. She had been killed and the remembrance is to think about what she went through.”A bell sounded before the silent vigil began. The silence lasted for 20 minutes. The bell rang again to end the ceremony.Approximately 100 people attended. Milton’s parents, Francine Milton and Ken McClenton, along with daughter Jasmine were present.The wake for Charnice Milton will be at Living Wood Church at 4101 Martin Luther King Ave., SW. Viewing of the body will be on June 5 from 6-9 p.m. The family encourages supporters to attend the wake due to the church’s minimal space.The funeral for Charnice Milton is June 6 at the church beginning at 11 a.m. Call 202-563-2125 for more information.last_img read more

Star Wars Galaxys Edge at Disneyland Heres What Its Like Inside

first_img Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Stay on target It’s set to be the Happiest Place on… a galaxy far, far away.Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s new, much-anticipated theme park land, is opening at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California on May 31 (it opens at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on August 29).At more than 14 acres, it is the largest single-themed land in Disney Parks history, packed with immersive storytelling that allows fans to live out their own Star Wars adventure.On opening day for phase one, guests can explore the remote planet of Batuu. With the Play Disney Parks mobile app, guests can choose to aid a smuggler, join the Resistance, or pledge their loyalty to the First Order.Guests can also become part of the story as they sample galactic food and beverages (including smoked Kaadu ribs and icy blue Bantha milk), explore merchant shops, and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run lets guests into the cockpit of “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” They will take the controls of the Falcon in one of three unique and critical roles as the ship hurtles through space. Some will be pilots, some gunners, and some flight engineers.Another signature ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is set to open during phase two later this year. It will be the “most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction” ever imagined, and will place guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order, including a faceoff with Kylo Ren, and the Resistance. The attraction takes guests inside a full-size starship and aboard a nearby Star Destroyer.Click through the slideshow below to see more images from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.View as: One Page Slides1/151. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Disney ParksInside ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run,’ Disney guests will take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy when ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ opens May 31, 2019, at Disneyland Resort in California and Aug. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.2. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesVisitors to the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run get a view Han Solo’s e modified YT-1300 Corellian freighter while in line at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.3. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Joshua Sudock/Disney ParksThe famous ‘chess room’ is one of several areas Disney guests will discover inside ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’ at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ before taking the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy. 4. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesHeads are mounted on the wall at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 5. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesDocking Bay 7 Food and Cargo at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.6. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesVisitors to the ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’ get assigned one of three jobs; pilot, gunner or engineer.7. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesDroids at Droid Alley in ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 8. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesThe Millennium Falcon sits outside the ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’ ride at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. 9. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesThe Millennium Falcon sits outside the ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’ ride at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. 10. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesVisitors to the ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’ ride walk past an engine at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland .11. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesAn X-Wing is parked at Black Spire Outpost inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.12. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesDroid Alley in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.13. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesOga’s Cantina at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.14. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Jeff Gritchen / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty ImagesOutside The Marketplace inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.15. Inside ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at DisneylandPhoto Credit: Joshua Sudock/Disney ParksTunnel at ‘Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’ at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.’ Other attractions include Batuu, home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary … entanglements with the First Order. Along the way, guests may encounter some familiar faces, from Rey, Finn, and Poe to BB-8 and Chewie.Guests can rest and fuel up with food and refreshments at Oga’s Cantina; Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo; Ronto Roasters, which features a large podracing engine firing up a barbecue pit for Ronto Wraps; and the Milk Stand, which will offer two local favorites – Blue Milk and Green Milk.(RELATED: See the best food, drinks, and merch at ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’)In addition to the rides and attractions, Disney land staff members will be dressed in customized costumes and asked to engage in light role-play throughout the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme parks.Billy Dee Williams, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill attend the pre-opening launch of ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disneyland on May 29, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo Credit: Richard Harbaugh / Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)And of course, you can take home a little bit of the park with you with some cool merchandise: the Droid Depot will invite guests to construct their own astromech droids; at Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, guests will have the opportunity to customize and craft their very own lightsabers; and inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests will find a selection of rare and mysterious items for sale representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy, including holocrons, and ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts.Due to the popularity of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney Parks has some extra steps for visitors: In addition to having a valid theme park admission, visitors will need to make a no-cost reservation to access the theme park at Disneyland between May 31 and June 23, 2019.More on Geek.com:Service Dog Meets Chewbacca at Disney World, Has Best ReactionHarrison Ford Pays Tribute to ‘Star Wars’ Co-Star and Chewbacca Actor Peter MayhewDisney: 3 New ‘Star Wars’ Movies Are Coming to the Big Screenlast_img read more

How to Make Your Apps Awesome With iOS 10

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 27, 2016 Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.$15 Course Promo Code: JANUARY1517 Expires Feb 1, 2017 at 9am EST.Apple’s iOS 10 is here. We’re guessing you’re not quite ready, but you know you need to be. You have to stay up-to-date on operating systems to keep your best clients and get new ones, but it can be difficult to stay abreast of the changes.This might make it a little easier:Two of Udemy’s most popular instructors — Mark Price and Rob Percival — are back with must-attend courses that cover everything you need to know about iOS 10, how it will affect you, and what awesome new features you can integrate into your apps to really “wow” your clients. From Swift becoming open-source, to connecting with Siri, to integrating with iMessage, they have your back on all the latest changes. Allow us introduce you before you get started.Mark PricePrice is an ex-tech consultant and all-around app development pro. After making a name for himself in the technology consulting world, he dove into developing, and has 57 apps under his belt. With iOS 10 and Swift 3: From Beginner to Paid Professional, he’s sharing everything he knows about the newest changes.Rob PercivalThen there’s Percival, who runs the well-known web hosting and design service Eco Web Hosting and is the instructor for Udemy’s most popular and highest rated paid course. He’s bringing you The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course – Build 21 Apps. Learn from the best as he uses the most popular apps to teach you development concepts – by making your own clones of current apps such as Instagram and Snapchat, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes view at what makes these apps incredible.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. 2 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

California Lawmakers Just Made It Harder for Companies to Sell Your Data

first_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happens The ruling is in: The Golden State will adopt the California Consumer Privacy Act. The law will give residents the right to know what kind of data companies have collected of theirs and to be able to tell said firms to not sell it.As The Washington Post reports, the passage will give users the ability to opt out of having their data sold, and that services and firms won’t be able to charge a fee or give them inferior service as a result. It also will result in the state’s attorney general having the ability to levy fines against outfits that don’t secure user information against hackers.#AB375 passes off the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support and is headed to the @JerryBrownGov for his signature. #CaCPA2018 #CaLeg #Privacy pic.twitter.com/Z6G7EUGuH7— Ed Chau (@AsmEdChau) June 28, 2018Much like we saw with the GDPR ruling in March, this passage could impact users on a global scale. As you can imagine, there are a lot of eyes on this bit of legislation. Now that it has passed, there’s a six-month period for the collective tech industry (under the auspice of the Internet Association) to try and make changes to the bill before it becomes law next Jan. 1.However, the passage of this means an even more stringent version of a bill won’t appear on the November ballot. That one, led by real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart, would grant local citizens to sue companies “in almost any case” where their data had been breached. It was seen as a step too far.The Internet Association admitted that while the bill that was passed today had “many problematic provisions,” according to WaPo, its members wouldn’t obstruct or block the bill from moving forward. That’s because it meant Mactaggart’s wouldn’t appear on the ballot.Last month, it was discovered that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Uber pledged money to fight the law. AT&T, Facebook, Google and Engadget parent company Verizon all plunked down $200,000 each for the fund, while Amazon and Microsoft contributed $195,000 each.Uber ponied up a paltry $50,000. In February, the ride-hailing service paid out $245 million to Waymo over stolen trade secrets. Eventually, Facebook and Verizon withdrew their support. The former, after CEO Mark Zuckerberg went to Congress to testify about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The tech companies claimed that the bill would make it impossible to do business and “innovate on behalf of our customers.” This story originally appeared on Engadget June 29, 2018 3 min read Listen Nowlast_img read more

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