Two suspects in Tricia Boisvert killing now in police custody

first_imgAPTN National NewsPolice say the last man wanted in connection to the January death of Tricia Boisvert, a metis woman from Montreal, turned himself into police Thursday.James Boucher, 31, is charged with accessary after the fact and committing an indignity to a human body said Montreal police.The accused killer Philippe Steele-Morin, 30, was apprehended earlier this week in the Ottawa area and he is charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 17 killing of Boisvert, 36.Police said she was likely killed her in Montreal apartment, but her body was found several days later north of Ottawa in Quebec.The arrests of Boucher and Steele-Morin ended a manhunt that lasted over a month.Boisvert had lived in Gatineau, Que. for several years prior to living in Montreal.news@aptn.calast_img read more

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Intervention triggered after Attawapiskat youth overheard discussing suicide says official

first_imgThe Canadian Press ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont.—An official with a First Nation organization in northern Ontario says a nine-year-old child and 12 other youths were overheard making a suicide pact Monday on a remote First Nation mired in a suicide crisis.Anna Betty Achneepineskum of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation says police brought the youths to the local hospital in Attawapiskat for an evaluation, but the hospital was too overwhelmed to see all of them at once and about half of them waited in jail for treatment.Achneepineskum says the entire community in the James Bay region is so overwhelmed by the rash of suicide attempts that three of the four health-care workers have been sent to Thunder Bay for counselling and rest.The Attawapiskat chief and eight councillors declared a state of emergency Saturday evening, citing the community’s 11 suicide attempts so far in the month of April and 28 recorded attempts in March.Achneepineskum says some of the young people have been released back to their parents, while others are being treated for a variety of mental health issues.She says a group from Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a political organization that represents 49 First Nations communities including Attawapiskat, made plans a month ago to come into the community to talk about the suicide crisis.last_img read more

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13 killed in Nashik road accident

first_imgMumbai: Thirteen people, including five women and two children, were Monday killed and three injured when a truck overturned on their tempo on the Mumbai-Nagpur Highway in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district, police said.The accident took place in Malkapur at around 2:15, an official said, adding that the deceased were brick-kiln workers who were returning to Anurabad village after buying groceries. “The truck driver lost control after a tyre burst, following which the vehicle veered and fell on top of the tempo, crushing it. Thirteen passengers of the tempo died instantly and three suffered grievous injuries. An accidental death case has been registered and probe is underway,” Superintendent of Police Dilip Patil Bhujbal said. The truck, which had left Kutch in Gujarat on May 18, was ferrying 400 bags of salt to Nagpur, the official said. Among the dead, five are from Anurabad, six from Nagzari and two from Bhusawal, he added. A team has been formed to nab the driver who absconded from the spot, the SP said.last_img read more

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UN rushes aid as sporadic fighting continues in eastern DR Congo

10 November 2008The United Nations is rushing relief to civilians affected by the violence engulfing the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the world body’s peacekeeping mission in the vast African nation reports that fighting continues intermittently. The mission, known by its French acronym MONUC, has restricted the movement of UN personnel due to the hostilities in North Kivu province, where clashes have recently escalated between Government forces (FARDC) and the Congress in Defence of the People (CNDP), a militia led by former general Laurent Nkunda.The fighting has displaced more than 250,000 people, on top of the existing 800,000 forced from their homes by previous hostilities. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 15,000 Congolese have been registered in neighbouring Uganda.Internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to gather at UN facilities, with another 600 people reported to have arrived today.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that 29 tons of emergency aid supplies – including 1 million water purification tablets and sheets – to help 100,000 people displaced in the past 10 days arrived yesterday in Goma, North Kivu’s capital.“These supplies will contain the spread of cholera and diarrhoea, both extremely contagious diseases on the rise in nearly all internally displaced person settlements in North Kivu,” said Pierrette Vu Thi, the agency’s DRC Representative.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) reports that nearly two dozen trucks carrying supplies are crossing into Goma from nearby Uganda and Rwanda on a daily basis. Food is also reaching the provincial capital by barge from Bukavu, South Kivu, and from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on trucks.Today, the agency expects to finish delivering 10-day food rations for 135,000 people in six camps around Goma.Distribution to one of these settlements in Kibati was thwarted last Friday by fighting, but has since resumed and delivery of supplies to feed 65,000 people and materials to build shelter for over 300 families is expected to be completed today.Insecurity, including pillaging of homes and harassment, has also forced aid groups in South Lubero, almost 200 kilometres north of Goma, to withdraw.Meanwhile, yesterday’s clashes around Rutshuru, also situated north of Goma and near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda, prevented the return of some 5,000 families living in spontaneous settlements in the nearby town of Kiwanja, the site of fighting last week between CNDP and pro-Government PARECO/Mayi Mayi militia.A MONUC team investigating last week’s violence in Kiwanja received credible reports of the deaths of a large number of civilians, but noted that exact figures cannot be established.The mission, which visited 11 burial sites that witnesses claim hold bodies of combatants and civilians, also heard reports that civilians were targeted with reprisal attacks after Mayi Mayi forces abandoned the town to the CNDP.Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MONUC, characterized the aggression in Kiwanja as “serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.”The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that five medical centres in Rutshuru require urgent restocking. Water and sanitation is a priority concern in the area, with no toilets or washing facilities available to IDPs. One cholera death and four new cases of the disease were reported over the weekend.Last week, the African Union (AU) hosted a summit in Nairobi, Kenya, which brought together DRC President Joseph Kabila and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, as well as the leaders of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South Africa.The gathering ended with a joint statement being issued in which the heads of State called for “an immediate ceasefire by all the armed men and militia in North Kivu.”Also in attendance was Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, joined by Mr. Doss and Mr. Ban’s newly appointed Special Envoy and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo.“For far too long, peace and security in your region has been threatened by armed groups, domestic and foreign, present on the soil of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They have been operating from there with impunity, aggravating strains between your countries and between your peoples,” Mr. Ban said at the event. read more

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CNOOCowned Nexen lays off 120 employees in Canada as latest energy company

CALGARY — Nexen, the Calgary-based company acquired by China’s CNOOC Ltd. more than three years ago, says it’s cut 120 jobs in Canada.Company spokeswoman Brittney Price said the company made the difficult decision to reduce its workforce because of the current economic situation.Last March, Nexen cut 340 staff in North America and 60 at its U.K. North Sea operations after it made cuts to its spending program.Encana Corp to cut 20% of workforce, slash dividend, as it gears up for global cost-cutting fightChevron Canada Resources says it’s cutting more jobs in Calgary in effort to reduce costsA number of oil-and-gas producers have announced layoffs recently as low oil prices have led to slashed spending plans for the year.In February, producers including Husky Energy, Chevron, Statoil, Cenovus Energy, Encana and Devon Energy, as well as Trican Well Services, all announced further job cuts.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers estimates that the industry cut 40,000 direct jobs last year. read more

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Environmental and economic development choices split Canadas First Nations

In return for its support, the community is to receive annual and milestone payments totalling $226 million over the 40-year life of the project, and its companies will be in line to bid on up to $872 million in contracts.Hundreds of jobs are expected to result for the nation’s 4,000 members, nearly half of whom live off reserve in the Greater Vancouver area.Khelsilem, who uses one name, said the product involved in each project — Woodfibre LNG’s relatively benign natural gas versus the “extreme risk” of diluted bitumen from the oilsands in the Trans Mountain pipeline — was just one of several factors in the decision to back one and fight the other.“I think that if governments want to work with First Nations to create economic development, there’s ways to do it. And our nation like many other First Nations are saying, ‘We want to do it, we want to do responsible economic development and there are ways for the government to work with us on that,”‘ he said.But, he added: “Our future isn’t in the resource extraction industries like a lot of other First Nations.”The court-enforced duty of the federal government to consult, and where appropriate, accommodate Indigenous wishes when it considers projects that might adversely impact potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights, makes their support key to both industry and environmentalists.In November, the Montreal Economic Institute released a study called “The First Entrepreneurs — Natural Resource Development and First Nations,” that disputes the “widely held belief” that First Nations systematically oppose projects.First Nations coalition calls for rejection of Trudeau tanker ban; one group plans to file UN complaintHow can pipeline-hating B.C. possibly justify all these LNG projects?It shows that Indigenous people working in oil and gas extraction make average wages of almost $150,000 per year, while those working on gas pipelines made more than $200,000. According to a 2016 Statistics Canada census the average wage of Indigenous workers nationwide was less than $50,000.A few weeks later, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers released a report called “Toward a Shared Future: Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and the Oil and Gas Industry,” that shows six per cent of the workers in oil and gas identify themselves as Indigenous, a total of about 11,900 people making generally better-than-average wages.It also points out that Indigenous governments received $55 million in payments related to oil and gas activity outside of the oilsands in the second half of 2017 and that oilsands companies had spent $3.3 billion on procurement from Indigenous-owned companies in 2015 and 2016.The message of financial gain from co-operation with industry — dubbed “economic reconciliation” — resonates with Clayton Blood, general manager of Kainai Resources Inc., a company established by the Blood Tribe of southern Alberta to pursue economic development including oil and gas exploration.“We’re finding that Indigenous peoples seem to be becoming a convenient excuse for turning down some of these controversial projects when a majority of First Nations along the (Trans Mountain) pipeline route were looking for opportunities,” he said.Environmentalists have used “scare tactics” to try to boost opposition to development on his reserve, too, Blood says, including blaming hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of wells for methane in water wells, a problem he says existed long before fracking began.But Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and an ardent environmentalist, makes it clear he thinks fracking is a problem.He says supporting Woodfibre LNG means the Squamish Nation have chosen to prosper while damage is done to the environment of Indigenous people in northeastern B.C. where the gas is produced.“It’s not about money,” he insists.“It’s about the land, it’s about the environment, it’s about our culture, our traditions, our livelihood, our subsistence.” CALGARY — A Vancouver-area First Nation’s decision to support the Woodfibre LNG project may have come as a surprise to some, considering the nation’s role in helping to derail the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion earlier this year.The Squamish Nation community was one of a handful of First Nations that lined up to convince the Federal Court of Appeal in August to overturn National Energy Board approval of the controversial oil pipeline expansion from Edmonton to the West Coast, leaving its future in doubt.But the nation’s acceptance of the liquefied natural gas export project last month reinforces a simple truth, says historian Ken Coates: While Canada’s first people may approach tough questions differently than non-native Canadians, their decisions are motivated by many of the same factors.“These are complex issues and you’re always going to have people on both sides,” said the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s senior fellow in Aboriginal and northern Canadian issues and the author of several books and publications on Indigenous relations.“These are communities that need real sustainable, substantial economic benefit, where Indigenous people have been locked out of the market economy for 150 years, since Confederation. They’ve been wanting in for a long period of time.”Woodfibre LNG gained trust through five years of consultations and by agreeing to abide by conditions under the nation’s environmental and cultural assessment process (which operates separately from federal and provincial regimes), said Khelsilem, a spokesman for the Squamish Nation council, and one of its councillors who voted against the proposal in a close 8-6 vote.These are complex issues and you’re always going to have people on both sides read more

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Russian company takes down iPhone statue after Apple CEO comes out as

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Russian company takes down iPhone statue after Apple CEO comes out as gay by The Associated Press Posted Nov 3, 2014 11:38 am MDT MOSCOW – A two-meter statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week’s announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay.In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St. Petersburg, describes Tim Cook’s revelation “a public call to sodomy.”ZEFS said Monday it was taking down the statue because it violated Russia’s controversial law protecting minors from homosexual propaganda. The law has been condemned by critics as a means of repressing sexual minorities in the country. read more

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Clearing the air around cannabis on campus

Smoking or vaping marijuana anywhere on campus will remain prohibited at Brock University, even after recreational cannabis  becomes legal in Canada on Wednesday, Oct. 17.A cannabis website has been created that contains helpful details of related University policies and procedures, as well as information on recreational cannabis and a list of frequently asked questions.The University has updated its smoking policy and developed new standards for employees and student residences to address the usage and possession of recreational cannabis on all Brock campuses, including in student residences and other indoor spaces, inside personal and work vehicles and in outdoor areas.The new rules are outlined in an updated Smoking and Vaping Policy, revised Community Residence Standards and Agreements, and a new Fit for Work Standard, which places a priority on providing a safe and healthy workplace for faculty, staff, students and community members.However, one thing is certain, smoking or vaping of recreational cannabis will not be allowed anywhere on Brock University campuses, including in work or private vehicles, student residences, offices or in any outdoor Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs).“At Brock University, we focus on ensuring a teaching and learning environment that supports the success of our students and ensures a healthy work environment for our faculty and staff members,” said Brock President Gervan Fearon. “Updating our Smoking and Vaping Policy fosters health and wellness by taking into account concerns around second-hand smoke, as well as respecting the fact that many of our students are under the legal age for the use of cannabis-related products or even to purchase tobacco.”Fearon said Brock “will continue to monitor the impacts of cannabis legalization and will review policy on an ongoing basis to ensure it reflects best practice.”To help both supervisors and employees understand their responsibilities regarding potential impairment in the workplace, a new Fit for Work Standard is also being developed. Although it’s not specifically related to the new cannabis legislation, it includes cannabis as one of several substances that could contribute to an employee’s impaired function as it pertains to their work.In conjunction with the prohibition on smoking and vaping cannabis, the University is also moving to significantly reduce the number of DSAs on the main Brock campus. As well, locations are being changed to create a smoke-free corridor leading from east to west across campus. The University continues to explore transitioning to a completely smoke-free campus.The University is also restricting possession, cultivation and promotion of cannabis on campus. Under the new Cannabis Act legislation, those 19 years of age or older will be allowed to be in possession of up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or other legally available cannabis products. When on campus, however, it must be kept in a sealed container or package so that the smell cannot be detected by others.The cultivation of cannabis plants is not allowed anywhere on campus, including in student residences or private offices. Cannabis edibles may not be produced, baked or cooked anywhere on campus, including in residences. In addition, drug paraphernalia of any kind is prohibited in student residences. The revised Smoking and Vaping Policy also prohibits sponsorships or promotion of both tobacco and cannabis products and companies.Under the Ontario cannabis laws, the only legal option for purchasing recreational cannabis will be through the Ontario Cannabis Store website. However, cannabis products may not be delivered anywhere on Brock University property.For more information on cannabis legislation, health impacts, travelling implications and industry rules, visit the Government of Canada cannabis website. read more

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Hike in water rates will add another burden on the populace

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedQuality of life affected by current struggles- FITUG on Labour DayMay 1, 2018In “latest news”FITUG makes last minute pitch to Opposition on Amaila ProjectAugust 6, 2013In “Local News”Pay rise “imposition” in public service unacceptable – FITUGOctober 24, 2017In “Business” The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) says it was disturbed to learn, from media reports, of the decision to increase water rates in two tranches – the first effective from October 01, this year and the second from October 01, 2019.FITUG’s President Carvil Duncan“Through the increases approved, ordinary Guyanese will now have to find thousands of dollars more per year to enjoy an essential building block of life in the Land of Many Waters” FITUG said in a statement, while outlining that based on the information it received, the rate increase could have been avoided if the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) collected rates from all consumers.“At this time, we are unaware of steps to go in this direction in order to stave off the rate hike” said FITUG.Addressing the concerns raised by the Water company’s CEO, Dr Richard Van-West Charles that the approved increases would be used in financing the GWI’s capital works, FITUG said “this is saddening recognizing that for quite a number of years the State had been assisting the Company in reaching its capital requirements. It seems to us, in view of the expansion of tax revenues in recent times, the Administration can continue to provide such assistance and thus negating the necessity for the rate hike.”Reiterating its previously held position that the water rate hike would now require all consumers to pay VAT on water as they would now exceed the threshold, FITUG said that  “this amounts to a further indirect increase of 14 per cent.”Moreover, according to FITUG “this newest increase comes on the heels of several other burdens that have been placed on the workers in recent times and is causing workers, more and more, to curtail their consumption in order to live within their means. Slowly and steadily, dismayingly, workers, indeed working-people and citizens, are reaching the point where the proverbial straw will break the camel’s back.”Six months after the GWI wrote the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) requesting an increase in their rates, the Commission on June 19,  announced that their request has been granted.To this end, the PUC said that from October 1, 2018, residential consumers who have meters will be made to pay a fixed rate of $250 per month, with users who fall in the $60 to $90 category having to pay $86 per cubic meters (m3) of water.All other customers will have to pay $112 per m3 per month.Moreover, as at October 1, 2019, that fixed charge will be increased to $500 per month, with unmetered consumers having to pay a monthly consumption charge of $1,100.However, it was outlined that pensioners, metered or not, will have no fixed monthly rates, but as at October 1, 2018, they will be required to pay a monthly charge of $86. In October 2019, metered pensioners will have to pay to $112 while unmetered pensioners will be charged $740.In the case of non-residential unmetered customers, as at October 2018, the monthly fixed charge will be $250 and the consumption charge will be $125 per m3. In October 2019, this will increase to $500 monthly, with a consumption charge of $150 per m3.Additionally, with regards to small, medium, and large, commercial and industrial GWI consumers, as at October 1 2018, the monthly fixed charge will be $250, but the consumption charges will range from $2,200 to $21,000.Meanwhile, an increase was also granted for the sewerage tariffs category, whereas residential consumers and pensioners will be required to pay $417 while non-residential customers will be charged $2,860.The residential tamper fee will now be $30,000 while the non-residential fee will be hiked to $65,000.The PUC also warned that as a condition of being granted the increase requested, the GWI will now have to meet specific milestones and provide reports on its performance to the regulatory body on a bi-annual basis.This is expected to commence in January 2019. read more

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Woman in Belfast sexually assaulted by 3 men

first_imgDETECTIVES IN NORTH Belfast are appealing for information following a sexual assault in the Balholm Drive area of the city during the early hours of this morning.A 51-year-old woman was walking along an alleyway between Balholm Drive and Crumlin Road when she was attacked by three unknown males who sexually assaulted her.Hospital The woman was taken to hospital for treatment for a suspected broken nose, suspected fractured cheek bone and a cut to her right eye. A 49-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody assisting police with their investigation.Police would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact Detectives at Tennent Street Police Station on 0845 600 8000. Information can also be given anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Read: Boeing plane crashes in Russia, 50 believed killed>Read: The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan>last_img read more

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Hank Hill Meets The Silver Surfer Which is Marvel Canon Now

first_imgStay on target Don’t Hold Your Breath For Noah Hawley’s ‘Doctor Doom&…Disney+ Gets Fox Movie Remakes, Hulu/ESPN Bundle I have an important video to show you. We can talk about it afterward but first I just need you to look. I need you to watch Hank Hill talk to the Silver Surfer.Please.Okay, let’s decompress. What exactly did we just watch? We saw famous cosmic Marvel Comics character Silver Surfer, herald of the world-eater Galactus, superimposed into Arlen, Texas, home of everyone’s favorite propane and propane accessories salesman Hank Hill. Checks out. Just two cartoons that totally go together without raising any questions whatsoever.But what did we really just watch? Details are scarce since no one is keeping detailed notes about the history of animation promos, but this is a commercial for “Fox Kids Heads For The Hills.” Fox Kids was Fox’s children’s programming block and typically aired shows that made sense for kids. Throughout the 1990s, I fondly remember enjoying Fox Kids shows like Digimon, Beast Wars, and Big Bad Beetleborgs.However, it seems that for some reason one day Fox Kids borrowed a show from its adult counterpart and decided to air (presumably edited) episodes of King of the Hill. Or maybe not. Maybe this was just an excuse for Mike Judge to make short films in which Hank Hill, a man made uncomfortable by most things even mildly left of center, gets terrorized by other cartoons. Here’s another fever dream of a promo smashing the two worlds together.Why does this exist? We’re complaining, and we’re just confused. Even among Fox’s adult cartoons, King of the Hill is particularly adult. We’re don’t mean “adult” in a crude, Family Guy-type way, but rather adult in a plain, mature, and realistic way. Hank Hill and Homer Simpson may both like their beer, but while Homer is off having wacky adventures, Hank is dealing with anxiety about masculinity and modernity. Just look at how both shows deal with a President Bush. Homer gets into a fist fight with his new neighbor Bush Sr. in the sewer. Hank is just concerned when Dubya’s campaign rally is weak.King of the Hill is a great underrated little show, maybe the only show that shows compassion to the conservative thought that I can stand. But it’s purposefully low-key aesthetic is arguably a little dull for some adults and certainly too boring for children. So why plop Hank next to the Silver Surfer? Why put him in a Hearthstone-esque trading card game?Because it’s really funny! Like with The Simpsons, these days the weird internet loves making remixes mashing up Hank’s lameness and caution with unbridled meme horror. This commercial is playing that exact same game, the internet should eat this up, but it’s from the official creators years prior. We shouldn’t be surprised, though. If Idiocracy, Office Space, and more recently Silicon Valley have taught us anything, it’s that Mike Judge is a prophet.Speaking of prophecies, maybe Fox should revisit this joke and make it real. They’re already planning to reboot/revisit King of the Hill, and after two failed Fantastic Four film franchises, the studio needs to make radical moves to maintain control of these Marvel characters. Why not solve both problems and make Hank Hill Meets the Silver Surfer canon? I need to see Hank Hill go to space. That Herald of Galactus ain’t right.Join us next time as we talk more about King of the Hill, our favorite anime.King of the Hill is my favorite anime pic.twitter.com/ghw5FX7Zp9— hoi (@hoi_theguy) August 8, 2017Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for November 17 Vehicle Strikes Fire Hydrant Town Plow Causes

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, November 17, 2018:Police provided elderly man a ride from church to an apartment complex in Woburn. (11:50am)A vehicle and fire hydrant were struck at Drury Lane and Loumac Road. DPW notified and will take care of hydrant on Monday. (1:12pm)A Lawrence Street resident reported a town plow damaged the pavement at the end of her driveway. Police reported to DPW. (4:10pm)Police received report of vehicle doing burnouts in roadway on Woburn Street. Police responded and restore the peace. Parties were asked to lower their volume. Calling party was advised and satisfied. (10:07pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 2: Beer Cans Found At Town Park; Spray Paint At Palmer Park; Sinkhole WorseningIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Bird Box sequel is coming so take off your blindfolds

first_img Unseen Bird Box creatures look kinda like bald, veiny babies Netflix thriller Bird Box flutters into nonsense Bird Box Challenge goes viral as Netflix issues danger warning Related stories 2019 movies to geek out over Netflix Share your voice You can soon find out. Josh Malerman, the author of the 2014 novel that inspired the popular Netflix movie, confirmed to Esquire that he is writing a sequel. The new book is called Malorie, and it’ll be published Oct. 1.Unless you’ve been blindfolded for all of 2019, you probably know the plotline. In the world of Bird Box, mysterious creatures drive anyone who looks at them insane, leading Bullock’s character to attempt to raise two children who can never go outside without blindfolds.Don’t expect a focus on the kids Malorie guides to safety, though. As the title implies, it’s all about her.”As much as I care about Boy and Girl, this isn’t their story,” Malerman told Esquire. “The Bird Box world is Malorie’s story, and I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to get to know her even better.”The little family seemed to have found sanctuary at a former school for the visually impaired at the end of the novel and movie, but come on, that can’t last.”They’ve left there,” Malerman said. “(The new setting is) similar in that they’re trying to make things work. It’s not like it opens with them in paradise.But those creepy, insanity-producing creatures we never quite got to see will be back.”I will say this: We get to know both Malorie and the creatures better,” Malerman says.There’s no word on whether the sequel will become a movie, but considering how well the first one did, we’re guessing Netflix will take off the blindfolds and see its way to greenlighting a second film. 77 Photoscenter_img Post a comment Get ready to reopen the Bird Box. Netflix Have you been wondering what happened to Malorie (Sandra Bullock) and Girl and Boy — er, Olympia and Tom — after the end of Bird Box? Tags 0 TV and Movieslast_img read more

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Kenyan textile unit revived with USD 2995 million credit from

first_imgNEW DELHI: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on inaugurated his country’s Rivatex East Africa Ltd revamped with Indian help on June 21, the High Commission of India in Nairobi Rahul Chhabra said on June 22. The once sick textile factory has been modernised with a concessional loan of $29.95 million from India (disbursed through EXIM Bank). And in less than three years of signing of the line of credit agreement, the factory has been upgraded to post an almost tenfold increase in its capacity. Also Read – Shahid Afridi joins ‘Kashmir Hour’ in military uniform Advertise With Us The line of credit agreement was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in July 2016. Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd was awarded the contract for supply, installation, testing and commissioning of plant, machinery and equipment to upgrade the facility. Once fully operational, the factory is expected to revive Kenya’s textile industry by generating direct employment as well as helping increase incomes of cotton growers in 22 counties, along with the strengthening of forward and backward linkages, the High Commission said in a statement. Chhabra expressed happiness at the bilateral cooperation between India and Kenya in multiple sectors such as education, health, industrial and infrastructural development, culture and others. President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto thanked India for its support.last_img read more

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Iran Calls on Saudi Arabia to Control OPEC Oil Supply Prices Could

first_imgAs oil prices fell to new six-year lows last week, Iran called on OPEC leader Saudi Arabia to take a stance on the global oil glut that has been plaguing the markets.Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister of Iran told Reuters that if Saudi Arabia didn’t do anything to control the oversupply, the falling prices would start affecting most of the Middle Eastern countries as well.”There are several reasons for the drop of the price of oil but Saudi Arabia can take a step to have a productive role in this situation. If Saudi does not help prevent the decrease in oil price … this is a serious mistake that will have a negative result on all countries in the region,” Abdollahian said in an exclusive interview with the agency.Led by Saudi Arabia, OPEC nations control 80% of the world’s oil reserves and produce 40% of the oil in the world. In November’s meeting, the cartel decided against an output cut adding that the non-OPEC members had to chip in to control the oversupply this time.”We don’t want to panic. I mean it. We want to see the market, how the market behaves, because the decline of the price does not reflect a fundamental change,” Abdallah Salem el-Badri, the general secretary of OPEC said at that time.OPEC fears that if they reduced output, other producers would clamour in to take hold of their market share. Analysts explain that the falling prices are good for low-cost producers with strong balance sheets, i.e. Saudi Arabia. Volatility hurts small players that are highly levered, that have weak balance sheets, i.e. US shale producers,” Sabine Schels, an analyst at Bank of America told Bloomberg in a telephone interview.But Iran has publicly opposed the cartel’s decision to not cut supply. In Thursday’s interview with Reuters, Abdollahian said that Iran plans on meeting with Saudi Arabia to talk about a possible cut.How Low Can it Go?Though OPEC production decreased by 270,000 barrels per day in December due to mounting tensions in Libya, it didn’t impact prices much.Oil prices ended 2014 declining to fresh lows. Crude-oil prices dropped 50% since the summer and natural-gas prices hit new two-year lows.Crude oil is currently down to $53 while Brent Crude is hovering at $57. Experts say that prices could go as low as $30 this year.”If this doesn’t hold, we could go back to price levels in late 2008 and early 2009 — down in the $30s. There’s no reason why it couldn’t happen,” Darin Newsom, senior analyst at Telvent DTN was quoted by CNN Money.Will OPEC Give In?Some experts believe that OPEC has been a major supply regulator and will eventually step in to control the glut.”Ultimately the big producers will make significant cuts to support prices,” Dan Heckman, a national investment consultant at U.S. Bank Wealth Management told Bloomberg over the phone.”It will take time to work off this huge supply glut,” Heckman added.last_img read more

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Is Shah Rukh Khan playing antagonist in Vijays Thalapathy 63 Heres the

first_imgShah Rukh Khan to play the villain in Vijay’s Thalapathy 63.TwitterThere were widespread reports of Shah Rukh Khan playing the role of a baddie in Vijay’s upcoming film, presently referred to as Thalapathy 63. Well, it has now been confirmed that the Bollywood superstar is not doing the character in the Tamil movie.Rumours were doing rounds that Shah Rukh Khan was appearing in a negative role in Thalapathy 63 and would appear just before the climax. His role was rumoured to last about 15 minutes and would have a massive confrontation with the character played by Vijay.Reports had claimed that Shah Rukh Khan would have to give four-five days of call-sheet to complete his portion in the film. Now sources close to the team has revealed that there is Earlier, it was reported that King Khan was going to do a cameo in Thalapathy 63. After Shah Rukh Khan was spotted next to Atlee at an IPL match in Chennai, the rumours gained significance.Meanwhile, Vijay reportedly paid a visit to a technician, who was injured on the sets of Thalapathy 63, at a private hospital. The Tamil actor enquired about the well-being and treatment progress of the film’s crew member.The shooting of Thalapathy 63 is progressing at a brisk pace at a specially erected sets on the outskirts of Chennai.The Atlee Kumar-directorial is a sports drama about a coach accomplishing his goal. Nayanthara plays the female lead in the flick, which has Jackie Shroff in the role of a villain.last_img read more

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Worker dies falling off roof

first_img.A construction worker was killed and three others injured falling off the roof of an under-construction building of Haripur 210-MW power plant in Narayanganj’s Bandar upazila on Sunday night.The identity of the deceased could not yet be identified.Shahin Mandal, officer-in-charge of Bandar police station, said four workers slipped from the roof while working on it and suffered critical injuries.They were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where one of them died around 9:00pm.last_img read more

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Trigger Warnings Do Not Work New Study Finds

first_imgTrigger warnings—those alerts provided to college students in advance of potentially disturbing material—have prompted an intense philosophical and ideological debate. But do they actually achieve their stated goal of reducing emotional distress when dealing with sensitive subjects? The study, in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, describes six experiments—two featuring university undergraduates and four whose participants were working adults recruited on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing website. Read the whole story: Pacific Standard “Trigger warnings are, at best, trivially helpful,” writes a research team led by psychologist Mevagh Sanson of the University of Waikato. The paper finds they “have no effect, or might even work slightly in the direction of causing harm.”center_img New research from New Zealand comes to a firm conclusion: They do not.last_img read more

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first_imgIn conjunction with Oktoberfest in Germany, this September through November, visitors at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort can enjoy the ‘Enriching Beer Therapy’; a spa package utilising the properties of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage: beer. Unwind from city life with a two-hour spa journey to cleanse and polish the skin. Then, top it all off with a beer in-hand at the Elephant Bar.The therapy begins with a Beer Mint Bubble Bath that cleanses the body from top to toe. Rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and antioxidants, bathing in beer has been carried out in Europe for centuries. These suds are great for the skin; increasing elasticity and circulation. Don’t be afraid to dip below; hair can benefit too. Actress Catharine Zeta-Jones once swore by beer’s hair-smoothing results.The journey continues with a Beer Scrub, drawing out impurities through active ingredients like orange peel, Oryza salt rice powder and cranberry seed. Once the skin has been polished to a healthy glow, a warming massage awaits.The treatment melts into an hour-long full body massage with Rice Bran Oil. One can feel the tension slip from muscles, at the same time breathing in the subtly sweet scent.After being thoroughly spoilt, guests are treated to a frothy pint at the colonial Elephant Bar. It’s a journey that leaves you refreshed from tip to toe, to head!The ‘Enriching Beer Therapy’ package lasts for two hours and is priced at THB 3,900++ per person and THB 7,600++ per couple. The package is available through 30 November 2017.last_img read more

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first_imgTake Our Survey!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkyscanner’s search toolsSkyscanner’s search toolsEverything you need to know about renewing, replacing, and updating your passportYou’ve booked the cheap flights, found the perfect hotel, but you’ve just remembered your passport is expiring soon. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about passport renewal, from where your passport office is, to how to apply for a passport online.Find the Golden TicketBeing travel experts, we want you to have the opportunity to explore the world! We have hidden a Golden Ticket on our app, all you need to do is find it. You will then be entered into a prize draw to win £500 worth of flights to anywhere in the…last_img read more

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