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DEADPOOL DEFENDS NICKELBACK IN FUNNY NEW ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL TRAILERDEADPOOL DEFENDS NICKELBACK IN FUNNY NEW ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL TRAILER

first_imgAdvertisement We’ve got another funny trailer for you to watch for Once Upon A Deadpool! After Fred Savage bashes the rock band Nickelback, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) comes to their defense and reminds us of how great a band they really were.It’s great to see the marketing team having fun with Deadpool again! This is an entertaining trailer that I’m sure the fans will get a kick out of.Once Upon A Deadpool will hit select theaters this week on December 12th and will be available to watch until December 24th, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch it! Also, don’t forget that a portion of the proceeds will go to the Fudge Cancer charity. Enjoy the new trailer and let us know if you are a fan of Nickelback!by Joey Paur | Geek Tyrant LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

TSX ends up as traders buy beaten down gold and energy stocksTSX ends up as traders buy beaten down gold and energy stocks

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Thursday amid a mixed reaction to the latest run of earnings reports while investors also bought into gold and energy stocks that have sold off recently.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 15.12 points at 14,563.38.The Canadian dollar declined 0.28 a cent to 87.52 cents US as the head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, said the bank is preparing the groundwork for further stimulus measures “if needed” for the struggling European economy.His comments triggered a drop in the euro and a strengthening of the U.S. dollar which, in turn, weakened oil prices.“There’s no question about it, that as soon as you saw the U.S. dollar start moving, you saw the euro plunge, you saw crude oil knocked down,” said Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at CMC Markets. He also noted that the rising currency could spell trouble for U.S. stocks as well.“If the U.S. dollar keeps going up, it’s problematic for earnings because overseas earnings come back at a lower rate — it’s harder for them to export and the stock market has completely ignored that.”Still, positive data on jobless insurance claims a day before the release of the U.S. October jobs report kept New York indexes positive as the Dow Jones industrials gained 69.94 points to 17,554.47, the S&P 500 index added 7.64 points to 2,031.21 and the Nasdaq rose 17.75 points to 4,638.47.Most of the buoyancy on the TSX came from the beaten up gold sector, which was up about 4.5% even as December gold fell $3.10 to US$1,142.60 an ounce.The TSX has had a volatile week as energy stocks were rocked by a move by Saudi Arabia to cut prices for its U.S. customers. The cut and a stronger U.S. dollar dropped crude prices to three-year lows.The higher greenback continued to weigh Thursday with the December crude contract in New York down 77 cents to US$77.91 a barrel. Still, the energy sector closed in positive territory, up almost 1%, although still down 10% in the past month.The sector was helped along by a strong report from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Its shares gained $1.48 to C$39.74 as the energy company posted quarterly net income of $1.039 billion or 94 cents per share, compared with $1.168 billion, or $1.07 per share, a year ago. Cash flow was also down, at $2.44 billion from $2.45 billion a year ago.Base metals fell 1.8% while December copper was up one cent to US$3.02 a pound following two days of declines.The financials group was down 0.45% even as Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) said net operating income from continuing operations, which adjusts for certain factors, was $467 million or 76 cents per share, two cents ahead of estimates but its shares gave back 89 cents to $39.64.The telecom sector was also a drag, down 1.45% while Telus Corp. (TSX:T) reported that quarterly adjusted net income increased to $387 million or 64 cents per share, while revenue grew by 5.4% to $3.03 billion. The adjusted profit was three cents per share above expectations of 61 cents per share while revenue was in line with estimates. Telus shed 48 cents to $40.89.Elsewhere, Air Canada (TSX:AC) ran up 48 cents to $9.38 as the carrier posted adjusted profit of $457 million or $1.55 a share, 11 cents higher than forecasts as the airline benefited from higher revenue and cost-savings initiatives. Systemwide passenger revenue rose to $3.48 billion, up 9.4% from the same time last year. read more

Student survey helps Brock University shape its futureStudent survey helps Brock University shape its future

First-year and final-year Brock undergraduate students can help shape the University’s future practices by filling out the National Survey of Student Engagement survey.Done every three years, Brock uses the data collected to benchmark itself against Ontario universities and provide Facutly and program level analysis to inform improvement effort.Email invitations from President Jack Lightstone were sent out to eligible students Feb. 12. Students are also receiving several reminders in the upcoming weeks.The survey – basically a census for first-year and final-year undergraduate students – is a valuable tool for Brock to understand students’ experiences.NSSE captures student engagement in three ways:• What students do – time and energy devoted to educationally purposeful activities;• What institutions do – using effective educational practices to induce students to do the right things;• Educationally effective institutions channel student energy toward the right activitiesInstitutions use their data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education.“Through the benchmarking exercise we will know where we are among peer schools,” said Juan Xu, Brock director, institutional analysis and planning.For example, if an increase in service learning has been identified as one of Brock’s strategic initiatives, the survey results will tell the University what percentage of its students are involved with service learning and how Brock compares with other schools.“NSSE itself does not provide a solution to problems,” Xu said, “but it provides a tool for self-assessment and benchmarking.”Xu is hoping 40 per cent of students participate in the survey.In 2013, 621 colleges and universities in North America participated in NSSE and 371,284 students completed the NSSE survey.There are prizes for Brock students who complete the survey, including one of four iPads or one of four $600 bookstore gift cards. Five $20 gift cards to Union Station are also available. read more

Duchess of Sussexs halfsister arrives in Britain to make peace as sheDuchess of Sussexs halfsister arrives in Britain to make peace as she

Samantha Markle appeared on Jeremy Vine’s television show on MondayCredit:Pixel8000  Samantha Markle appeared on British television on Monday, saying: ‘I wish things could be different’ Credit:Pixel8000  Since Meghan became a royal, Ms Markle has hit out at her for being “cold”, accused her of ignoring her father and branded Harry a “wuss”.Sign up for Your Royal Appointment – for everything you need to know about the Royal Family, direct to your inbox each week. Ms Markle also took part in a phone-in with members of the public and was met with a barrage of criticism from callers.A caller called Chris, from Kent, told Ms Markle: “All we’ve seen is the hate you’ve spewed against your sister.”If you actually love your sister I think this should have been done in private, not on social media, or going on television saying you’re sorry… what you’re doing is not right.” Ms Markle replied: “Most of what you read in the tabloids is not true… There have been so many times I’ve said, in live interviews, favourable things but they were not printed.”Another call, Lindsay from Leeds, declared that Ms Markle should have been “stopped at border control”, adding: “She’s got no relevance to be here”.However, Victor from London called in to say Ms Markle was an “absolutely lovely lady” and that should Harry and Meghan have a baby, she should be godmother. 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. The Duchess of Sussex's half-sister, Samantha, pictured at her graduation in 2008 The Duchess of Sussex’s half-sister, Samantha, pictured at her graduation in 2008Credit:TIM STEWART NEWS LIMITED  Also known as Samantha Grant, Ms Markle has see-sawed between criticising and praising Meghan on social media.More recently she has vented her fury, accusing the Duchess of hypocrisy and of treating of their father inhumanely.Meghan’s father Thomas Markle pulled out of giving his daughter away at her wedding due to ill health and after being caught staging photos with the paparazzi for cash. Samantha Markle The Duchess of Sussex’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, has arrived in Britain in a bid to make peace with her sibling.She apologised to Meghan live on television on Monday, saying: “I wish things could be different.”Ms Markle, appearing on Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, said she was visiting the UK to make personal contact with the Duchess and “hopefully move forward with peaceful resolve”.She was not invited to the royal wedding and has not spoken to Meghan in years.Ms Markle, who previously called Meghan the “duch-ass”, defended insulting her on Twitter, saying: “(My father) was being purposely ignored.”We were hoping that private channels would be used. When they failed, we went public.”She added: “I was lashing out more at the media”. Samantha Markle appeared on Jeremy Vine's television show on Monday read more

Demystifying the rare earth supplydemand situationDemystifying the rare earth supplydemand situation

first_imgA recent presentation by Dr Chris Vernon, Strategic Metals Stream Leader, CSIRO, concluded that rare earths are critical for green energy future. He said the current Light REE (rare earth element) situation is serious but short-lived. New non-Chinese REE sources will come on line soon, but heavy REEs will be in short supply. Y, HREE and Nb supply will continue to be of concern, and Dy, Tb are particularly at risk. Some distinctive Y+HREE deposits need to be developed. His final advice is to stop thinking of “rare earth” supply and think about the individual metals.last_img read more

iOS 7 is here How do you like itiOS 7 is here How do you like it

first_img I don’t like it (2940) Poll Results: I like it (505) I don’t care (1390) APPLE CUSTOMERS AROUND the world were able to download Apple’s latest operating system yesterday.iOS7 is available to devices from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5S, the iPad 2 and upwards as well as the iPod Touch fifth generation devices.iOS 7 boasts many new and improved multitasking interface, an updated version of the Safari browser with an improved tab system, and an ‘AirDrop’ feature that allows iOS users to share photos and files wirelessly between your iOS devices and with others nearby.UpdatesFind my iPhone has been updated too and the camera has had some additions that will make it faster to use.When you received iMessages and SMS previously, there were many who disliked the lack of a timestamp, but now TechCrunch says you can reveal the timestamp for each and every message stating you’ll “never argue about exactly when a message was sent again!”The always helpful Siri has also been given a voice makeover and can search for more on your phone.Reviews on Twitter have been mixed, with some loving the update while others regret updating.How are you finding the new iOS7? Are you a lover or a hater? I like itI don’t like itI don’t careVoteWhy not tell us what you like and dislike about it in the comments section. Upgrade to iOS7 without messing up your iPhone>Here’s why TDs and Senators can’t update their iPhones and iPads to iOS7>last_img read more

I can see myself living and dying in Ireland one day itsI can see myself living and dying in Ireland one day its

first_img TRACKING RICHARDT STRAUSS down proves quite an undertaking, and even when the former Ireland and Leinster hooker has been located, getting hold of him remained a challenge.“We’re in the middle of nowhere,” he laughs. “There is literally no reception up here.” Strauss with Jack McGrath after last year’s Pro14 final. Source: Inpho/Billy SticklandIt was only 12 months ago that Strauss was in Bilbao with Leinster, celebrating a fourth European title, and while he was not involved in the matchday squad that day, the 33-year-old had been a central figure in the province’s back-to-back victories in 2011 and 2012, starting both finals under Joe Schmidt.By that stage, it had already been announced that Strauss would be leaving the club at the end of last season, bringing the curtain down on a nine-year career with Leinster, which yielded two Heineken Cups, a Challenge Cup, two Pro12 titles and 17 Ireland caps, notably three appearances at the 2015 World Cup. James Tracy’s emergence as the second-choice hooker behind Seán Cronin limited Strauss’ big-game involvements in the final seasons of his Leinster career, meaning there was no long goodbye before his departure. In fact, there was hardly a goodbye.“Yeah, I was more than happy with that,” he says.Apart from a tribute video on stage alongside Isa Nacewa at the end-of-season awards, and ‘the honour’ of being on the pitch at full-time for the celebrations in Bilbao and at the Aviva Stadium as Leo Cullen’s side claimed a historic double, Strauss was quite content to sail off into the sunset without too much of a fuss.The retirement of club captain Nacewa naturally drew most of the attention at the end of last season, but in Strauss, Leinster lost a stalwart of 154 appearances and a player who developed into a pillar of their early European success having arrived as a bit-part squad member.As soon as the season had closed and the players went their separate ways, Strauss headed home to South Africa to be closer to his family having moved to Dublin in 2009, subsequently becoming an Ireland international under the three-year residency rule.Now, life is very different for the Pretoria native, who has spent a considerable chunk of his first year of retirement working and living on a construction site at the very tip of South Africa, on the border with neighbouring Botswana.“It’s all a bit hectic up here,” Strauss tells The42, at the end of another long and stressful day on site. “We’re at the end of the project so we’re running around a bit to get the last stuff finished and fixing some mistakes. It has been quite a big learning curve for me.”With a degree in quantity surveying, Strauss admits he could never see himself fulfilling a desk job after rugby. He spent the summer catching up with family and friends back home and then launched himself into the next challenge. “I couldn’t see myself sitting in an office all day so I thought I’ll get into construction,” he explains. The hooker played 17 times for Ireland. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“I’ll see how it goes, it has been quite tough. We’ve been working long hours. Because we’re here, we work seven days a week just because of the mere fact, if we take Saturday and Sunday off, what are we going to do? We’re in the middle of nowhere. We’re just going to sit around doing nothing here anyway.”Although Strauss is the site manager and holds responsibility for signing off on every aspect of the build, he — like every man on the job — lives in temporary accommodation on location and only gets home for four days every month. “We get paid the last Friday of every month so that weekend we can go home,” the ex-hooker continues. “Drive off here on a Friday morning and then we come back the Tuesday and then we work straight again until the next pay weekend.“I say to my folks, I may as well have stayed in Ireland. I’m probably just as far as way from everyone here than I was when playing for Leinster! I wasn’t meant to be up here this long but I suppose that’s just how it goes.“Coming after studying, you don’t really know much at all so you try to learn as much as you can along you go and I have quite enjoyed it in a way. I spent three months basically lying around, seeing everybody I wanted to see and headed off on a couple of trips and then after that, I started working and it has been pretty flat out since then. I’ve enjoyed it here, the body feels a lot better [than when playing rugby] so that’s a positive.”Having been working on this project for the last number of months, the finish line is now very nearly in sight for Strauss and his team, with the construction of a five-star hotel, spa and conference centre now entering its final stages. It has been a long and demanding slog.“If I want to sound fancy, I’m the site manager,” he laughs. “I have to make sure everything gets done, all the stuff is ordered to get up here and basically oversee that everybody does what they have to do.“I have to sign off everything we do and if I sign it off, it has to be correct and finished. There’s quite a bit of pressure and stress in that, I suppose. I have to oversee everything is done properly and obviously, there are safety measures to follow. It all falls on me really.”The nature of the job and location means Strauss has seen very little rugby since hanging up his boots, although he recently had an artist paint the team photo from the 2011 Heineken Cup final for him, and the build-up to today’s showdown in Newcastle has naturally rekindled fond memories. Following Bernard Jackman’s retirement, Strauss emerged as the first-choice hooker in Schmidt’s back-to-back winning side, with his influence at the province growing as he found his feet in Ireland.Part of the Leinster scrum that was dominated by the Northampton Saints during a horror first half in Cardiff before turning the tide to claim an incredible comeback win, Strauss remembers: “It was a funny week for me. I had a bit of a hip-pointer injury so I couldn’t really train at all that week before the final. In action against Northampton in the 2011 Heineken Cup final. Source: Colm O’Neill/INPHO“It was kind of nerve-wracking and I was stressing about being fit for the final. It was the biggest game of my career and I was a big doubt. Everyone else was training and I was just sitting around waiting on the medics to say if I could play. “I can remember getting the all-clear and then in Cardiff on the day before the game, just starting to feel very, very nervous about the whole thing. It was such a big game and I knew I wasn’t 100% right.“The game, it was hectic. We were getting smashed in the scrums, it just felt like we were going backwards and backwards. Obviously, after half-time, we went in, came out, and went better. There was one scrum, in particular, that day I’ll always remember. It was around halfway, we had been getting a hiding, but that particular scrum we got a penalty, we pushed them back, and we just felt it then. That’s probably when I thought ‘we’ve got this.’“That was a great day.”And then, 12 months later, Leinster successfully defended their crown at Twickenham, stitching a third star onto the club crest with a 42-14 win over Ulster. Again, Strauss started in the front row alongside Mike Ross and Cian Healy, with his set-piece pedigree and excellent performances in the loose standing out. He continues: “That was probably one of my favourite memories of the Heineken Cup. Some of the lads had to get drug tested after the trophy lift and I remember Dave Kearney couldn’t take a wee so all the lads ended up stayed behind in a suite or a box waiting for him. We all just sat around there, looking out on the pitch, had a couple of beers and had a good time. For me, that was probably my favourite memory. “But I was lucky. I was very lucky to come to Leinster at a time when the club really did well. We had a great team, a great set up. I was very fortunate to be part of that team. It was incredible really.”Strauss remained an integral member of the Leinster squad under Matt O’Connor and then Cullen in the years since, featuring and performing consistently throughout each of his nine seasons at the club, although his last — the 2017/18 campaign — saw him make just seven appearances. He felt it was the right time to step away.“I would have felt a bit more awkward if there was more made of it,” he says of his departure. “I didn’t deserve a send-off like Isa but I was pretty happy with how I went, it suited me well. I don’t think a lot of rugby players get remembered two minutes after they’ve walked out the door.“For me, the important thing is that guys I’ve played with and against, maybe one day, they’ll sit down and someone brings up my name and they’ll think back and say ‘yeah, that guy tried to pull his weight in the team’. That’s all you can ask for.”Although he is just one year removed from the game, Strauss couldn’t be any further away from the previous chapter of his life in Dublin, but come 5pm this evening, all tools will be downed on the building site in northern South Africa.“I’ll make sure I’m done,” he smiles. European Cup winners 2012. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“I haven’t seen many of the games this year as if they’re on during the day, obviously I’m out and about on the site. But I wouldn’t miss the final so we have the TV ready. They show the Champions Cup games over here thankfully.“It will bring back good memories, yeah. It’s weird to comprehend that you played some small part in it in previous years. You realise you’re lucky.“I remember speaking to a guy like Hayden Triggs, who had a long career. We lost a Pro12 semi-final and he was sitting next to me in the changing room after, and he said ‘you know what, I’ve never won anything in my life’ and that made me realise how lucky I am. I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve been part of teams that have been very successful.“Maybe when I’m a bit older and rounder I’ll appreciate all that a bit more because all that was so special. The Leinster supporters are genuinely the best in the world. The support they give, it just says a lot about the club, the province and Leinster Rugby.”Strauss has been in touch with a number of former team-mates recently and admits he will be nervous watching on from thousands of miles away as Cullen’s side chase a historic fifth European title against Saracens.“It’s worse watching it on TV,” he adds. “I remember in Bilbao last year it was tough in the stands, so I can only imagine what it’ll be like here on Saturday. I’ll be very nervous, yeah. Although I’m back in South African now, that decision was purely to be closer to my family after being away from them for rugby, and I can always see myself moving back to Ireland. “I can see myself living and dying in Ireland one day, it’s not like I said goodbye for keeps. Sometime in the future I’ll be back, hopefully. It’ll always be special, a special place to call home.”Gavan Casey, Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman tee up Saturday’s Champions Cup final and look at the backroom problems in Munster: ‘I can see myself living and dying in Ireland one day, it’s not like I said goodbye for keeps’ A year on from celebrating Leinster’s fourth European Cup in Bilbao, Richardt Strauss will watch today’s final from a very different vantage point. Subscribe By Ryan Bailey May 11th 2019, 7:15 AM https://the42.ie/4629062 Saturday 11 May 2019, 7:15 AMcenter_img Share8 Tweet Email1 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 40,797 Views 7 Comments Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here:last_img read more

The shock of the newThe shock of the new

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Billy Kavellaris is on a mission; a mission to change how we think about buildings and the nature of architecture itself. Kavellaris first began designing as a child in his parents’ California style bungalow. Today the 35-year-old designer and founder of Kavellaris Urban Design (KUD) is winning acclaim nationally and internationally. Kavellaris is the face of a new generation of Australian architects whose quest is to challenge formulaic approaches to the unrelenting urban sprawl. The son of parents who migrated from the Peloponnese in the late 1960s, Bill Kavellaris grew up in Reservoir, Victoria.The debt of gratitude he owes to his mum and dad is passionately felt. “They lived vicariously through me; worked seven days a week to educate me. They did everything they could to put me on the path that I’m today.” An exemplary student at a tender age, the future architect was school captain at Preston Primary. Reservoir High and Ivanhoe Grammar followed. “I was always drawing,” says Kavellaris, who remembers the delight he felt unfolding his first Staedtler drawing board at the age of 14. He left school in 1994, undertook a drafting diploma and later, interspersed with work for various practices, his Bachelor of Architecture at RMIT. Between 1996 and 2001 he learned his trade, and simultaneously encountered a commercial architectural ethic driven by formulaic approaches that begged questions for a young designer more enquiring than most. “I was a bit ambitious,” says Kavellaris, with a hint of understatement. “I wanted to be my own boss.” KUD opened its doors in 2002; a ’boutique’ architecture and interior design practice, KUD offered its clients solutions for residential, retail and public buildings, as well as large-scale commercial developments. Within a short time KUD was attracting serious interest and the clients were lining up. In 2008, Kavellaris realised a very personal project; a new home for his young family. The house that would later be known as The Perforated House, was a brave new interpretation of a single-fronted Victorian terraced house in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. The ‘perforation’ refers to the 3mm anodised aluminium screen that Kavellaris created to become the main facade of the house, upon which an image of the traditional features of the Victorian frontage are displayed. The thought-provoking design allowed the facade to change its transparency, enabling the house to appear both solid and translucent and questioning the idea of a static building. Inside and out, the Perforated House illustrated the depth of Kavellaris’ passion for technical innovation.“Technology is always a driving factor in our work,” says KUD’s founder, who also teaches architecture at Melbourne University. KUD’s slate of projects since 2008 have included a range of ground-breaking works both small and large; apartment complexes, town houses and spectacularly large projects. They include the award-winning Jewel apartments, the centrepiece of a vibrant redefinition of the urban village in Brunswick, and the remarkable and recently commissioned Wills Skypark Tower for Melbourne’s CBD. On the international front, KUD has been invited to design a $150 million retail and residential complex in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. Business has never been better. At the heart of Kavellaris’ art is the idea that successful architecture is not about structural decoration or paying lip-service to a notion of heritage. “The more you understand people and cities, how we operate, the better an architect you become,” says Kavellaris. “We need to start planning our urbanism in a much more comprehensive manner and we should have more of a debate on what’s happening. We have a responsibility not just to the client, but a social responsibility – these houses are going to out-live us and our children.” Kavellaris’ buildings, like those of all great architects, are about stories; stories of how we live and interact, and how the structures we spend time in and move through can make all our stories richer.last_img read more

9 years minimum for Soteriou9 years minimum for Soteriou

first_imgVicky Soteriou was sentenced to 12 years jail – to serve a minimum of nine years before she is eligible for parole – on Monday, for the role she played in the plot to kill her husband in 2010. 44-year-old Soteriou had her lover Ari Dimitriakis stab her husband Chris Soteriou, in a Fitzroy sidestreet after they has finishing celebrating his birthday at Alpha Ouzeri on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy earlier that night. Chris Soteriou suffered life-threatening injuries due to the stabbing attack. Justice Elizabeth Curtain said in court that the mother of three had engaged in highly manipulative conduct. “You did not wield the knife, but you intended your husband’s death just as surely as if you did,” said Justice Curtain in sentencing. “It is difficult to appreciate the profound sense of betrayal that he must feel in the face of the knowledge that his wife with her lover had attempted to murder him on his 44th birthday, of all days.” Whilst handing down the sentence, Justice Curtain added: “Had your plan come to fruition your three children would have been left without a father, a consequence of your criminality which it appears you were prepared to discount,” to which Ms Soteriou did not react to at all. Outside the court, Mr Soteriou said he was relieved the court case was over so he can “move on from here on.”“I still can’t make sense of the whole tragic event,” he said. “I’m satisfied with the outcome, certainly my extended family are not very pleased about the outcome.” Mr Soteriou fell into a coma after his attack and was told about the evil betrayal when he woke. Before that, Mr Soteriou believed he had the perfect wife and marriage. Prior to sentencing, Justice Curtain revealed she received flowers and a card from Ms Soteriou’s 15-year-old daughter; she returned the flowers and the card unopened. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Early preview for Smackdown Live in ProvidenceWWE has posted an early look at tonight’s Smackdown Live in Providence.Tonight’s show will feature the second night of the Superstar Shake-up, including the follow up to The Miz getting shifted over to the blue brand last night.You can check out the preview above courtesy of WWE.Smackdown not airing live in CanadaDue to coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, tonight’s Smackdown Live will not be broadcasting live on Sportsnet in Canada according to The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. The show will instead replay tomorrow night (April 18) at 8:00 p.m. instead.The show will be available to stream online for Sportsnet subscribers. Pinterest Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Videos Articles Vince Mcmahon Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Videos Articles Twitter Facebook CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Triple H Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns The Miz Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Marijuana banking backlash snares Vancouver coupleMarijuana banking backlash snares Vancouver couple

first_imgTy and Tracy Camp have been together for 11 years, and married for seven, but they rarely mix their finances.Until May, she worked as an assistant vice president and financial center manager at Bank of America in Vancouver, and also owns and manages several residential properties around Clark County. He owns a construction company and Sunshine Farms, a marijuana grower and processor in Sifton. They share only one bank account, which they use to cover mutual costs — a rental property they co-owned, and some standard household expenses.Which is why Tracy Camp was floored to return home from a vacation with her husband to find that she’d been fired from her position with the bank, and told by an internal company investigator she’d been flagged on suspicion of money laundering.Her husband, who works in the marijuana industry, had moved funds from his construction business’ account into their joint account, and she’d moved some of the money from the joint account into her personal account.“We’ve been running our businesses and our books and our lives like that for the last 10 years,” she told a corporate HR representative in an interview recorded by the company.The official reason for her termination was a code of conduct violation. She described being told that as a bank employee, she should have known that mixing funds with a person growing marijuana — her husband, no less — put the bank at risk of noncompliance with federal law.last_img read more

Publishers Talk Vulnerabilities and Opportunities on Final Day of Folio ShowPublishers Talk Vulnerabilities and Opportunities on Final Day of Folio Show

first_imgWhile this sounds like an industry-insider podcast, only 11 percent of its audience actually works in alcohol. By creating such unique and specialized content, the podcast has become the “voice in everyone’s head when they’re buying whiskey,” said Philburn.At larger organizations, it’s possible to take advantage of the level of intimacy that podcasts provide, since it’s still a nascent market. Law.com is going through that journey now, unrolling podcasts that cater to its audience of lawyers, judges, and academics.“When we initially started doing this, our approach was everybody just do a podcast and we will figure out,” said Leigh Jones, editor-in-chief of Law.com. “We weren’t getting what we wanted.”Instead, Jones formalized the editorial process and decided she would co-host the podcast with director of newsroom innovation Vanessa Blum. By deciding to own it between the two hosts, they were better able to convince editors to buy in without having to rely on every editor fully becoming comfortable with the platform. And they also endear themselves to listeners who hear their voices every week.→ Read our Day One recap here.This same leap of faith happens almost everyday on social, where the strategies to attract eyeballs constantly change.At Brides magazine, they’ve built one of the largest social followings in the wedding space, which is quite the achievement considering the competition in the vertical. And Lisa Gooder, executive director of the brand, says they take risks, particularly with events, like social media takeovers or expanded coverage of readers’ weddings. But by always keeping the brand’s purpose in mind, they have a guide in the creative process.“Our brand is about authenticity, modern, inclusive [and] celebratory,” said Gooder. “Social is dedicated to these ideas.”This feeling of constant vulnerability has long played out in the journalism space. The dynamic of an industry that is constantly looking for new revenue streams as traditional efforts slide, along with the attacks the press has received from President Trump, it could create an environment of fear. Instead, as the panel “The State and Business of Journalism” highlighted, this environment encourages stronger coverage and more dedicated storytelling.“Everyone trusts some form of media,” said Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent at CNN. “If you don’t trust CNN, you probably trust Fox News.”The challenge, he continued, is whether the information provided by the media source is reliable, trustworthy, and providing of a service that benefits the community. This concern is heightened by the fact readers have grown more insular in what they read.But it’s impossible to ignore the business side of the organization, since it plays into what’s covered. As Time writer Eliana Dockterman explained, if you want to cover a story in the middle of the country, you have to convince an editor that it’s worth the cost of travel and reporting. But with tight budgets, the ability to actually pursue such a story becomes, “inherently a business challenge,” Dockterman added.The panel was moderated by Erik Wemple, media critic at The Washington Post, and also included Matt Heimer, features editor at Fortune, Slate’s outgoing editor-in-chief, Julia Turner.Wemple didn’t hold back his concerns about some of the current threats to the state and business of journalism, from political to technological. But some of these business concerns aren’t self-inflicted, which transitioned into the challenge that publishers have with Facebook.To try and provide some clarity, Christine Trodella, head of North America publisher sales at Facebook, offered advice on what works on the platform. Develop content that’s “interactive and engaging with people,” advises Trodella. “Give people a voice, and they will potentially interact.”This is where video rears its head, as Trodella showcased Facebook Watch, the platform’s newest video venture, by highlighting how CNN launched Anderson Cooper Full Circle on the social site. It’s unique content is only provided to followers on the platform and users can partake in choosing which stories Cooper tells.All of these efforts are meant to ignite brand loyalty—which will hopefully lead to profits—but that loyalty isn’t something that can be faked. As explained in the last panel, “Attracting and Nurturing Brand Loyalists,” finding these loyalists can leave your brand exposed to negative press, social media backlash, or angry fans. To prevent such a turn, again it requires dedication to your brand identity and purpose.“How successful are we in giving a great experience,” said Carola Jain, head of brand at Spartan Race, describing the question she asks about her own company. If Spartan puts on a great race, helps people get into shape, and live healthier lives, then “brand loyalists will spread the word,” she added.Without that internal understanding of the brand’s mission, influencers won’t follow since they can smell something that isn’t authentic. “Spend a lot of time on who you are and who you’re trying to impact,” says Brittany Hennessy, an author and co-founder of Carbon, an influencer platform.With a good product, the influencers will embrace it. Then the vulnerability will become a value add. Trying something new isn’t always within the fabric of publishers, especially if they’re unsure of the results. In the final day of the 2018 Folio: Show, speakers highlighted how fighting through these moments of discomfort with a new brand, platform, or strategy can lead to more loyal readers and customers.Back in 2005, podcasts were barely on most people’s radar. That’s when many leaders within the space took their initial steps in dominating the platform.CaskStrength Media managing director Christina Philburn detailed her and her husband’s journey in taking such a leap, launching a podcast about whiskey. Thirteen years later, WhiskeyCast pulls in mid-six figures a year, publishing twice a week.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for April 30 Missing Child False Alarm Car Strikes BoyPOLICE LOG for April 30 Missing Child False Alarm Car Strikes Boy

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, April 30, 2018:Animal Control Officer checked on possible feral cats on Boyle Street. (9:38am)Crosswalk light at Lowell Street and Main Street was tripping without pedestrian pushing button. Police notified Mass Highway. (10:43am)A Morgan Road resident requested an officer come and retrieve a BB gun found in the basement. (12:52pm)The North Intermediate reported a student did not make home on the school bus. Police contacted the student’s mother, who stated she forgot her son had band practice at the Middle School. (3:39pm)A caller reported she hit a child riding his bike on Main Street at a very low speed. Child refused to talk to caller, but appeared OK. He rode off towards Market Basket. Police were unable to locate child. (4:25pm)A caller reported she lost her tri-fold wallet earlier today at Market Basket. (6:18pm)(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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Bank of China gets green signal from RBI to open branches inBank of China gets green signal from RBI to open branches in

first_imgThe People’s Bank of China (PBOC)ReutersBank of China, one of the four largest public sector banks in China is all set to open its operations in India, after receiving a license from the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday, July 4. The approval was under process for over three years before getting the final nod.Bank of China has branches in 51 countries and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has categorized it as a Global Systemically Important Bank (GISB). However, when it comes to India, Bank of China will only be the second Chinese bank after Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) to open a branch in the country.The approval of the Chinese bank can be seen as the initial gateway for overseas banks planning to start is lending activities in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.Besides Bank of China, there are banks from other countries like the Netherlands, South Korea, Malaysia and Iran that have sought an approval from the RBI to kick off its operations in India. Though, the central bank is yet to issue the approvals. People walk past a barricade inside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headquarters in Mumbai. [File photo from June 7, 2017]REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeBank of China will further identify the branch for initiating its first operations and would also be seeking regulatory approval separately for the branches.The move to allow 106-year-old Bank of China to initiate its operations in India was taken last month during interaction between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s president, Xi Jingping on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.China had also given an NOC to Indian banks to operate in its country since 2006. In total seven branches were given permission by the Chinese administration.India’s biggest public sector lender The State Bank of India was the first to start its operations in the neighbouring country, where it currently has two branches. The other Indian banks operating in China are the Bank of India, the Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank.Bank of China was under the radar of security agencies until June this year amid speculations that the People’s Liberation Army had a stake in the bank. The NOC to initiate its operations were provided after clearance from the security agency.last_img read more

Bagerhat missing man found deadBagerhat missing man found dead

first_imgMap of BagerhatPolice recovered the body of a man, who went missing on Thursday, from a fish enclosure in Machuarkul village of Chitalmari in Bagerhat on Sunday,reports UNB.The deceased is Anwar Hossain, 55, son of Hemaet Hossain, of Melarkul village in the upazila.After spotting the body in a fish enclosure, locals informed the police, said Anukul Chandra Sarker, officer-in-charge of Chitalmari police station.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.last_img read more