Bruce Carson investigation probes claims around 5000 cheque

first_imgBy Kenneth Jackson and Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsThe RCMP is investigating claims Bruce Carson received a $5,000 cheque to sponsor a table at the Assembly of First Nations Christmas party from the Ottawa water company he was promoting to federal officials in hopes of landing First Nation water deals, APTN National News has learned.Patrick Hill, owner of H2O Pros, also known as H2O Global Group, said he had the cheque made out at the request of Carson to pay for a portion of the $15,000 cost to sponsor a table at the Assembly of First Nations Christmas banquet on Dec. 16, 2010.APTN National News has confirmed a cheque was made out by the H2O Pros’ bookkeeper but it remains unclear what name was put on the cheque. It also remains unclear whether the cheque was ever cashed.Hill said the Calgary-based Canada School of Energy and Environment (CSEE), which Carson headed, was supposed to pay for the balance of the sponsorship cost.Hill’s company logo was placed next to CSEE’s as co-sponsors of the table at the December event which was held at the Lac Leamy Casino in Gatineau, Que., located across the Ottawa River from Ottawa.“I gave it to (Carson),that is correct. That money was supposed to be for that table which was supposed to be $15,000. You can check the bank accounts. I have nothing to hide,” said Hill.Hill’s bank records for November 2010 obtained by APTN National News, show that two $5,000 cheques were withdrawn from his account Nov. 22, 2010 and another Dec. 17, a day after the AFN event.Hill never provided bank records, however APTN had received copies during its initial investigation last February.APTN National News confirmed that the CSEE never received any $5,000 deposit in relation to the sponsorship.The AFN sent an invoice last April looking for payment for the sponsorship, but after Carson left the school under the cloud of scandal, the CSEE board decided not to pay it. The think-tank also pulled its involvement from an AFN-lead mining and energy conference which was eventually held in Niagara Falls, Ont., last year, AFN sources confirmed.Carson, a former advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is currently under investigation by the RCMP, the Lobbying Commissioner and the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner for alleged illegal lobbying and influence peddling. None of those investigations have reached their conclusion.The lobbying investigation is ongoing, while the ethics investigation is currently suspended.The OPP is investigating Hill’s company, which closed its doors last June, for allegedly defrauding clients.The subject of the cheque came up when the RCMP interviewed Nicholas Kaszap, who was a co-owner of H2O Pros until Kaszap left the company in October of 2010 over differences with Hill.The OPP, while conducting a separate investigation into Hill and H20 Pros only, is after the company’s financial records.A source at the centre of the investigation told APTN National News “every official in town” is after those records.APTN National News attempted to contact Carson Thursday morning, texting and calling his cell phone, which still uses the same 403 Calgary area-code number he answered while still with the CSEE.APTN National News has confirmed that the lobbying and ethics investigations have moved beyond Carson’s dealings with the water company to his time as head of the CSEE, which received $15 million in federal funding.Investigators with both agencies have obtained Carson’s emails and documents from his lap top from the think-tank, which was secured after he left.Investigators have also contacted the CSEE and former employees seeking information about Carson’s activities.In particular, the Lobbying Commissioner’s investigator has requested Carson’s expense account from the school.Carson still owes CSEE about $15,000. It was reported late last year Carson spent more than $28,000 in the month before he left, but APTN National News has learned the expenses covered about a two-year-long period.The school is making no efforts to retrieve the money, nor would they grant APTN an interview.Harper requested the probes on March 16, 2011, following a meeting between the Prime Minister’s Office’s director of communications and APTN National News reporters investigating links between Carson and an Ottawa-based water company seeking to sell filtration systems to First Nation reserves hard hit by contaminated water.Hill signed a deal with Carson’s fiancee, Michele McPherson, a former escort, giving her a share of the profits from the sale of water filtration systems to First Nation communities. Hill initially agreed to give McPherson 20 per cent of gross sales and later signed an additional contract lowering the cut to 15 per cent.kennethbrianjackson@gmail.comjbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

Kashechewan First Nation is getting ready to evacuate again

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsIt’s spring in Canada and that means the community of Kashechewan is preparing to evacuate to escape rising waters.Nearly every year, the Cree community on the western shores of James Bay gets flooded out.And for nearly a decade, the community and the federal government have talked about relocating the community to higher ground.“I think people here are just getting fed up with going into an emergency mode every time, this time of year,” said Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon.Kaschechewan sits on the Albany River, just inland of James Bay.Just about every year, community members are forced onto planes to flee.Relocating the community will cost between $500 million and $1 billion.During question period Friday, NDP MP Georgina Jolibois brought the issue to the House of Commons.“This community has been waiting for funding for relocation to higher ground for years. The Liberal budget gave nothing to the community and people are getting desperate,” she said.“This is not a nation-to-nation relationship. When will the Liberals stop playing games with the lives of Kashechewan’s people and fund their relocation?”The government’s response gave no indication on when a relocation might take place.“Our commitment to a long-term relocation plan has not wavered and has not changed,” Dan Vandal, parliamentary secretary to the minister of Indigenous Services said.“In the meantime, we have made significant progress on priorities such as the new modular school that will be installed in September of this year.”Every evacuation costs the federal government between $18 million to $22 million.Solomon said it would be good for the federal government to start planning.“At least to start looking at putting resources into getting ready, like a phased in approach, like a few years plan to get it going,” he said.Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Thursday that new structures in the community are being built with relocation in mind.“When we put in housing, it was 52 units, duplex, some of them five bedrooms, but they were put in modules so they could be moved to higher ground,” said Bennett.“That will be the same for the school that opens in September.”A permanent move for Kashechewan could be eight to ten years away.In the meantime, four communities are preparing to receive evacuees this year.tlamirande@aptn.ca@toddlamirandelast_img read more

Little hope seen for oilpatch activity growth as steep price discounts continue

first_imgMorrison says unusually wet weather in Alberta in September will contribute to soft third-quarter earnings reports from oilfield services companies.The analyst says Western Canada will remain short of pipeline capacity even if Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline is completed by 2020, thus adding 370,000 barrels per day of capacity.He says the short-term situation will improve but not enough to allow growth in activity if crude-by-rail exports double, as he expects, to a record 450,000 barrels per day by the end of this year.“We believe this reality will start to percolate into 2019 capex budgets, with a number of producers likely to delay the issuance of formal guidance until January and then we believe many are likely to announce development programs that show little to no incremental production growth,” Morrison’s report says. CALGARY, A.B. – An energy analyst warns the Canadian oil and gas sector is in a holding pattern in which spending and production growth can’t occur until new ways to get products to export markets are found.CIBC analyst Jon Morrison says in a report that steep discounts being paid for Canadian heavy and light oil production compared with U.S. benchmarks won’t end soon and that means there’s no money for producers to increase their drilling budgets.The report bodes poorly for Canada’s energy services sector as the industry enters the winter drilling season, its traditionally busiest time of the year as the frozen ground allows more access to backcountry sites.last_img read more

Food riot at refugee camp in Darfur kills one injuries six others

4 September 2008One person was killed and six others were injured during a food riot inside a camp that houses Chadian refugees in the Sudanese region of Darfur, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports. The agency said the incident occurred on Tuesday morning at the camp in Um Shalaya, about 70 kilometres southeast of El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state.Hundreds of stick-bearing women demonstrated noisily against a temporary reduction in the availability of sorghum, which is widely consumed in both Chad and Sudan, because of logistical problems. Continued insecurity has made it difficult to safely transport food from El Geneina to the camp at Um Shalaya.UNHCR reports that some members of the crowd took on local police and assaulted one of them, despite efforts by aid workers at the scene to calm the refugees. The police fired warning shots in the air and, in the confusion, a 26-year-old male refugee was hit in the chest and later died.Three refugees, a 28-year-old man and two men in their 20s, are now receiving treatment in El Geneina, while an injured policeman is being treated locally.“The incident is very regrettable and first and foremost we express our sympathies to the persons and families of both the refugee community and the police who were injured,” said Chrysantus Ache, UNHCR’s representative in Sudan.“We urge calm and restraint by all parties,” Mr. Ache said. “We are currently conducting a proper investigation into the incident with the Government and we hope that, together with the refugees, we can quickly reach an understanding on how to avoid such incidents in the camp in the future.”About 6,600 refugees live in Um Shalaya, with new asylum-seekers arriving each month as they flee violence in their home areas of eastern Chad, where rebels have been fighting Government forces for months.UNHCR reports that an estimated 50,000 refugees, mostly Chadian, have settled in border areas of Darfur, which has been beset by its own deadly conflict between rebels, Government forces and allied militiamen since 2003.This week’s food riot has occurred amid mounting UN concern about repeated attacks against humanitarian convoys throughout Darfur, a vast and impoverished region on Sudan’s western flank.The joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission to the region, known as UNAMID, reported that a World Food Programme (WFP) mobile truck was carjacked yesterday near Moraya, which is about 55 kilometres northwest of Nyala, the South Darfur state capital.The truck’s drivers were robbed of their money and mobile phones, and the whereabouts of the WFP staff members and the vehicle are unknown, although the tracking device indicated the truck was heading in the general direction of the Jebel Marra area.Three vehicles belonging to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) were also ambushed yesterday by unknown gunmen as the convoy returned from a visit to Yara in South Darfur.A patrol from UNAMID was deployed to rescue the members of the convoy, which included a delegation from Khartoum and the head of UNICEF’s office in Nyala. Two vehicles were rescued while the third reached Nyala with its passengers unharmed but looted of their property. read more

Government insists no move to censor media

The Government today insisted that there was no move to censor the local media or impose any form of restrictions on them.Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilake, speaking at an event in Colombo today, said that politicians should act as politicians and the media should be allowed to do their duty. The Minister said that in the past there had also been restrictions imposed on some local movies but the new Government has no intention of imposing similar restrictions. (Colombo Gazette)

University mourns deaths of two students

Brock University is deeply saddened by the deaths of two of our students.Alexa Corneil, a first-year Bachelor of Sport Management student, passed away on Sunday, March 26.In an earlier, unrelated event, Timothy Traquair, a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student in the Child and Youth Studies program, passed away last week.The University extends its sympathies to Alexa’s and Timothy’s family and friends.At this time, arrangements have yet to be made for either student. The Registrar’s Office will follow up with details regarding services when they are available.

More than 30 dead in Syria after explosivesladen truck blown up by

first_imgA SUICIDE BOMBER blew up a truck packed with explosives at an army checkpoint in Syria’s central city of Hama today, killing at least 31 people, a monitoring group said.“At least 31 people, including regime troops, were killed when a man detonated a truck laden with explosives at a checkpoint near an agricultural vehicles company on the road linking Hama to Salamiyeh,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The Britain-based watchdog said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.State news agency SANA reported that the blast left 30 dead and injured dozens.‘Explosive-laden truck’Quoting an unnamed official, SANA said “a terrorist bomber blew himself up in an explosives-laden truck at the eastern entrance to Hama city on the road to Salamiyeh, killing 30 people and injuring dozens of others”.The blast “hit an area with busy traffic, just as a truck carrying gas for home use was passing,” said the agency.The explosion damaged at least 20 vehicles and several homes and shops.Pro-regime broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya aired footage from the scene of the blast, showing widespread damage.It also broadcast images of torn body parts, and vehicles in flames.Security forcesIn the first months after the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime erupted in March 2011, Hama saw some of the largest demonstrations against his rule.But in late summer of that year, security forces stormed the city, killing scores of people. They have held a tight grip on the city ever since.While several other Syrian cities have been engulfed by fighting, Hama has seen only sporadic violence in recent months.However, the surrounding province has seen some major clashes between government troops and rebels.- © AFP 2013.Read: Syrians told they can eat dogs, cats and donkeys>Read: Syrian children return to school for first time in a year>last_img read more

Orchestrated racism in Belfast condemned

first_imgTHE PSNI IS investigating a spate of vandalism and criminal damage that has been called “orchestrated racism”.A number of incidents happened late on Monday in east Belfast, that saw paint thrown at a car and all of the windows smashed in the area of Rosebery Street.Racist slogans were painted on a gable wall at the junction of the Elmdale Street and Bately Street area. The PSNI says it is believed that a group of males were seen running off towards the Ravenscroft area following the incident.The windows of a house in Chobham Street were smashed and paint thrown at the house and it is also believed that racist graffiti was painted on a gable wall in the area.Police also received a report of a window at a house in Bloomfield Avenue and damage was caused to a silver Fiat Punto car parked in Ravenscroft StreetIt’s understood the incidents all took place some time before 10.50pm on Monday.Enquiries are continuing and at this stage police believe there is a link between the incidents and are treating each of them as a hate crime. Source: Demotix/Twitter #Racist attack damages cars, houses and public property in Belfast #racism #stopracism http://t.co/wGC1WDeBn8 pic.twitter.com/lJPOPSQAsT— Demotix (@Demotix) July 29, 2014center_img ReactionSDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell condemned the incidents as “despicable and cowardly”.“Those behind these cowardly and despicable attacks should be ashamed of themselves, and I urge community leaders to do all they can to bring an end to these disgusting, racist attacks,” said the South Belfast MP.“These attacks must not be tolerated. People have the right to live in peace, but no one has the right to instil fear and tension in any community.”The Church of Ireland Bishop of Down & Dromore Harold Miller said the attacks were “disgraceful and unacceptable”.“Most of us, from this island, have known what it is to be welcomed in other countries, and many people from Northern Ireland have made their homes in other parts of the world. Offering hospitality and a warm welcome is not only part of our self-understanding but a deeply important Christian value.“I encourage all of us to find ways of getting to know people from different cultures living amongst us and to value their contribution to our common life.”Read: Condemnation after KKK flag erected by protesters in BelfastRead: Teenager stabbed in back, two others hurt in separate Belfast stabbingslast_img read more

La guerre des tablettes aura bien lieu

first_imgLa guerre des tablettes aura bien lieuÉtats-Unis – On avait promis à l’iPad une concurrence farouche en 2010. La première tablette internet aura finalement été assez tranquille cette année, mais la concurrence devrait frapper un grand coup en 2011.Le marché des tablettes internet est récent et présente un fort potentiel. Depuis quelques mois, Apple en profite grâce à son iPad. Mais la concurrence s’organise et certaines entreprises ont déjà annoncé la sortie prochaine de leur propre tablette. Ainsi, Rim prépare la commercialisation de son Playbook en comptant sur la clientèle que le constructeur canadien a déjà séduit avec le Blackberry. À lire aussiGalapagos : le volcan Wolf entre en éruption après 30 ans de sommeilDe son côté, la Galapagos de Sharp se concentre sur une autre facette de la tablette, en empruntant beaucoup au fonctionnement d’un ordinateur. Moins connu, Kno vise les étudiants : sa tablette a pour but de prendre des notes facilement avec des options pour les graphiques et les dessins. Le Français Archos propose une palette de prix allant de l’entrée au haut de gamme pour ses tablettes Android. Il essaie ainsi de contenter tous les publics. Enfin, dans quelques jours, Samsung sortira sa Galaxy Tab, une concurrente déjà désignée comme la plus dangereuse pour l’iPad. Le géant coréen affirme que sa tablette est le prolongement de sa gamme de téléphones. La guerre est désormais ouverte pour déloger Apple, solidement installé dans son siège de numéro un.Le 30 septembre 2010 à 13:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Migraine traitement cause symptômes comment soigner une migraine

first_imgMigraine : traitement, cause, symptômes, comment soigner une migraine ?La migraine est une maladie qui touche 12% de la population active, soit 6 à 7 millions de victimes. Alors qu’elle peut représenter une gène au quotidien, 80% des personnes souffrant de migraines ne consultent pas. Mais à quoi est due la migraine et comment la soigner ? Explications. Définition : la migraine, qu’est-ce que c’est ?La migraine est une forme particulière de céphalée (mal de tête). Elle se manifeste par des crises allant de quelques heures à quelques jours. La fréquence de ces crises peut varier d’une personne à une autre, pouvant aller de plusieurs crises par semaine à une crise par an.D’un point de vue organique, la migraine fait suite à une inflammation des neurones et une dilatation des vaisseaux sanguins du cerveau. Deux phénomènes généralement provoquées par une stimulation nerveuse. Néanmoins, la migraine est plus intense et plus longue qu’un mal de tête classique. Elle peut aussi s’avérer plus handicapante. La douleur est souvent perçue comme des pulsations dans la boîte crânienne et est aggravée par la lumière et le bruit. L’autre particularité de la migraine est que dans 10 à 15% des cas, les crises sont précédées par des signes neurologiques que l’on appelle “auras”.Causes : d’où provient la migraine ?Les causes exactes de la migraine restent aujourd’hui floues mais on estime que cette maladie peut être liée à deux types de facteurs, génétiques et environnementaux. Des recherches ont en effet mis en évidence l’existence d’une prédisposition génétique et d’une hérédité. Il est ainsi fréquent que plusieurs membres d’une même famille soient touchés par la migraine. Ajouté à cela, certains facteurs dits environnementaux peuvent être déclencheurs de migraine.  Le déclencheur le plus important est une modification hormonale. En effet, deux-tiers des femmes ne souffrent de migraines uniquement au moment de leurs menstruations. Les migraines chez les femmes sont notamment plus intenses lors de la puberté et disparaissent à la ménopause.Toutefois, certains aliments sont aussi déclencheurs de migraines, comme l’alcool (notamment le vin rouge et la bière), la caféine, le chocolat, les fromages vieillis, etc. Dans une dernière mesure le tabac, la faim, un repas trop copieux, le stress, ainsi que des modifications d’habitudes de sommeil et des variations de pression barométrique peuvent être déclencheurs de maux de tête. Symptômes : comment se présente la migraine ?La migraine se caractérise par des maux de têtes plus intenses, plus longs et persistants que les maux de tête dits “de tension” ordinaires. La douleur se localise plus précisément et se trouve souvent autour d’un œil.La migraine peut également être accompagnée de nausées et de vomissements, ainsi que d’une hypersensibilité au bruit et à la lumière. Aussi, la douleur empire souvent lorsque les personnes migraineuses se penchent ou bougent. Des “auras” apparaissent chez une personne sur 5, immédiatement avant l’apparition des maux de tête. Les auras sont des signes neurologiques prenant le plus souvent la forme de déformations visuelles caractérisées par des éclairs lumineux, des lignes aux couleurs vives ou encore un dédoublement de la vue. Des troubles sensitifs (picotements) et des troubles de l’équilibre peuvent aussi apparaitre. Elles durent généralement 15 à 30 minutes puis disparaissent pour laisser place aux maux de tête.Traitement : comment soigner la migraine ?Soigner une migraine n’est pas toujours évident. Dans un premier temps, il est donc conseiller d’éviter les facteurs déclenchants, lorsqu’ils sont connus, ce qui permet de diminuer la fréquence des migraines. Les mesures à prendre en cas de crise sont d’abord de s’allonger dans une pièce sombre et calme, se mettre une compresse froide sur le front, se masser le cuir chevelu ainsi qu’au niveau des tempes.Dans le cas de migraines irrégulières, dont les fréquences sont suffisamment espacées, le médecin préconisera des antidouleurs uniquement. Tous les médicaments seront notamment plus efficaces si l’on les utilise dès l’apparition des signes précurseurs de la migraine ou dès le début du mal de tête. Chez les personnes dont les migraines sont peu fréquentes, à savoir quelques crises par an, la consommation de médicaments ne pose pas de risques. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En revanche, pour ceux dont les migraines sont relativement fréquentes, des études ont montré qu’à terme, et en trop grande quantité, les médicaments peuvent perdre leur efficacité, voire entraîner une augmentation de la fréquence des migraines (céphalées “rebond”). Si vous prenez un antidouleur plus de 10 à 15 jours par mois, consultez votre médecin.  Chez les personnes souffrant de migraines fréquentes, c’est à dire 3 crises ou plus par mois, un traitement de fond comprenant des médicaments dits prophylactiques peuvent être prescrits. Ils ne guérissent pas la migraine mais permettent d’en diminuer l’intensité et la fréquence. Il faut tout de même savoir que ces médicaments ont des effets indésirables et que leur efficacité à long terme n’est pas garantie. Ils peuvent cependant fournir un vrai soulagement pour les personnes souffrant de migraines graves et fréquentes. Ils comprennent notamment des bêtabloquants, des inhibiteurs calciques, des anticonvulsants, des antidépresseurs, de la vitamine B2 ainsi que de l’hormonothérapie substitutive.  Le 6 juillet 2015 à 08:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on target Remember when these were good?Seriously now. I know it’s been awhile. But remember when the first Pirates of The Caribbean hit and it was shocking how much fun it was? Sure, it was basically just one of the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies on water, but that turned out to be a pretty good idea. And wasn’t it fun to see then-beloved, hardworking dues-paying character actor Johnny Depp sprinkle just enough of his goofy charm all over a big blockbuster to make it feel fresh and fun?Then remember how they decided to make two more that disappeared straight up the asshole of their own needlessly overcomplicated mythology? And then remember how instead of just being done with it they made a fourth one that tried to be simple again. But now it didn’t work anymore because we’d all gotten sick of Johnny Depp and the rest of this nonsense now but for some reason a billion dollars worth of people worldwide watched it anyway so now we have to suffer the indignity of at least one more?Oh yes… I remember…Anyway, Dead Men Tell No Tales’ big solution to the ‘nobody asked for this’ problem of churning out at least one more Pirates movie is to pretend as though this was requested. But also to assume we’ve been waiting on a pile of plot points to be resolved in the interim. And that there’s a hitherto un-remarked-upon segment of the audience that actually intensely-nostalgic about the earlier days of this franchise and will respond with enthusiasm to what amounts to an openly-acknowledged reworking of the first movie, and a deeply unearned “big ending” built around weak reveals a pair of showy cameos.So… Yeah. It’s The Force Awakens but for a series that never actually “went away” for any great period. Hooray? But yes, here we are again: Once more following multiple factions of human and supernatural seafarers alternately trying to claim ownership of the Black Pearl and/or a new magical MacGuffin, all of whom are for related reasons also seeking out Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.Specifically, Brendan Thwaites is playing Orlando Bloom’s now-grownup son who’s on a quest to find “The Trident of Poseidon” in hopes of undoing the then-risky downer ending of Part 3. Kaya Scodelario is a scientist looking for the same thing because of unrelated vaguely-defined daddy issues of her own. Javier Bardem is the Captain of yet another crew of legendary Ghost Pirates who figure into Jack Sparrow’s origin story and have come gunning for him now because he momentarily lost track of his magic compass (no, really, that’s the entire impetus for the villains to get involved); Geoffrey Rush’s Barbossa is back again with even less justification and for some reason David Wenham turns up as an utterly unnecessary sixth interested party acting as though he had so much fun being a pointless distraction in Iron Fist he just had to do it again.There’s some general feining in the direction of the aforementioned nostalgia payoffs that, in spite of everything, actually do manage to achieve a kind of almost-impressiveness. But mostly because (if this is, in fact, the last one for real) hearing that iconic Jerry Goldsmith theme kick in whenever one of the original cast comes swaggering back out for their cameo does make for a pretty good cheap pop. Unfortunately, the rest of it just ends up feeling like recycling instead of revisitation: The ghost pirates aren’t as cool as the skeletons from the first one, Bardem is just a dull retread of Davy Jones and the over-the-top wannabe finale is an achingly obvious attempt to match the whirlpool sequence from Part 3. The sole “new” idea on hand is a short sequence involving zombie sharks that feel like it’s over before it begins.Most disappointingly of all, despite Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer having drafted the Norwegian directing team behind the very solid oceanic adventure movie Kon-Tiki it doesn’t feel like there’s any attempt to do anything particularly inventive with the aquatic scenes. The best moments are still the heavily pre-visualized slapstick bits with Depp drunkenly flailing his way through a bunch of over-choreographed chaos… but we’ve seen all of this before, and it’s just so tired and perfunctory. The damn thing is just a hair over two hours but by the time the house lights came up I felt like I’d been stuck watching it a for goddamn week.I can’t think of one single reason anyone should consider watching this.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 10 Strangers At The Door Woman Taken Into

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, January 10, 2019:Police issued two parking citations in the MBTA parking lot on Main Street. (8:46am)Police noted a MBTA Commuter Rail train (#1639) at North Wilmington station was blocking Middlesex Avenue. (9:36am)A caller stated someone keeps ringing their doorbell, but she doesn’t want to answer. Caller states she is not expecting anyone. Police responded. Minuteman Services was at the door. Police notified the caller. (2:16pm)A Salem Street caller reported an unfamiliar female rang her doorbell several times and is now sitting in her driveway in a silver sedan. Police responded. Female was a CNA who was given the wrong address. (3:13pm)A caller stated he received threats from his former manager while he was picking up his belongings. (4:43pm)A Wilmington 39-year-old was taken into protective custody after causing a disturbance outside a home. Caller said she “had a few drinks.” (9:33pm)(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 June 27: Stranger Enters Resident’s House; Man Denies Asking Young Girls To Follow HimIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Juneau superintendent questions funding plan

first_imgRep. Shelley Hughes authored education legislation that concerns Juneau’s school superintendent. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska.)Sen. Shelley Hughes, a Wasilla Republican, held a series of committee hearings on virtual education and school funding beginning last year. It culminated in the release of broad education reform bill.Listen nowOne of the its 28 provisions limits funding for schools operating below 80 percent capacity. That’s one of several factors that determines how much money schools receive from the state each year.Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller is one of many administrators unhappy with the school-size-funding provision in Senate Bill 96.“That would force districts like ours to have to shut down schools and bus the kids across town,” Miller said.The Juneau Empire reported seven out of the district’s 10 traditional schools operated below 80 percent capacity in 2016.Miller’s staff calculated what the change would mean in dollars.“It would be a significant hit to our budget,” Miller said. “Over the long run, about $4 million.”That loss would occur over a 10-year period.Districts could be facing additional cuts. Senate Republicans said they will reduce public education funding by 5 percent in their budget proposal.Juneau Superintendent Mark Miller worries education funding-formula changes will hurt local schools. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)Prior to the release of SB 96, Sen. Hughes said in an interview that Alaska has one of the highest per-student expenditures in the nation, yet results continue to disappoint. Her goal is to reduce administrative costs and boost outcomes at the same time.Miller doesn’t think it makes a lot of sense to compare Alaska to other states in this context.“Is education in Alaska expensive? Yes, education in Alaska is expensive. So are the hamburgers,” Miller countered. “Getting things here is expensive and you know we are so spread out that there are a lot of schools with 15 or 20 kids in them … those are expensive to run.”Hughes’ bill addresses rural school areas by exempting those further 25 miles driving distance of another school from the 80 percent rule.Rep. Harriet Drummond, an Anchorage Democrat, chairs the education committee in the House.“There are some good provisions in SB 96,” Drummond said. “But the thing that I know is bothering most people is the school-size-factor piece and that needs to be addressed separately.”Drummond’s not opposed to changing the state’s school funding formula, but thinks it will take much longer than the two weeks legislators have left before the end of the regular session.“It needs to be addressed slowly and thoughtfully and not squeezed out of the legislature at the last minute … I’m not going to push it out of my committee. That’s for sure,” Drummond said.Drummond said she reached out to Sen. Hughes to work on the issue in the interim.For now the bill remains in the Senate Education Committee, where it has already had seven hearings since its first reading on March 20.last_img read more

MatSu Borough to leave Alaska Municipal League

first_img“It seems pretty simple that if the state goes forward with continuing to spend the way they are and not cutting their budget, they’ll have to have a tax at some point, it’ll come out of the Mat-Su, and it won’t be spent back here the same rate it comes out, because it never is,” Sumner said. The Alaska Municipal League represents 165 communities around the state and advocates for local governments’ collective interests in state and federal decision-making. But some in the Mat-Su, including a slim majority of Mat-Su Borough Assembly members, think those collective interests and some of the league’s positions do not line up with those of the borough, at least not enough for the borough to pay for league membership. A spokesperson for the borough said the Assembly could still reinstate funding for the membership dues. Sumner said the municipal league’s opposition to Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed deep cuts to state spending is not in line with his constituents’ wishes. The borough’s manager said it will continue to have its own lobbyist. Sumner, the Assembly member, said he will oppose reinstating the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s membership in the Alaska Municipal League unless the league makes drastic changes to resolutions it’s passed, something he sees as very unlikely. Andreassen said he plans to continue talking with members of the Assembly about municipal league membership and working to improve state policies for the Mat-Su Borough, including on public safety issues. Alaska Municipal League Executive Director Nils Andreassen said he was disappointed by the Assembly’s decision. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is planning to leave the Alaska Municipal League at the end of June. That’s after Assembly members voted to zero-out funding for membership in the organization earlier this month. At its June 4 meeting, the Assembly voted 4-3 to approve a budget amendment sponsored by District 6 Assembly member Jesse Sumner that eliminates the borough’s $41,000 in annual dues to the Alaska Municipal League. “And I’ve been thinking of it in terms of our articles of incorporation, that, at a very, very basic level says, ‘Support good things for local governments and oppose bad things,’” Andreassen said. “That’s how we’ve approached this session, and I think that nothing we’ve done has harmed the members’ interests. And it’s entirely up to them how they respond to state or federal legislative actions.”last_img read more

Khaleda on way to court

first_imgBNP Chairperson Khaleda ZiaBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia left her Gulshan residence to appear in the make-shift court in Old Dhaka’s Bakshibazar that is set to deliver its verdict in a graft case against her today.According to UNB, Khaleda Zia started around 11:45am from Gulshan as the city witnessed massive presence of law enforcement.The court on 25 January fixed 8 February (Thursday) to hand down the judgement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case that implicated Khaleda Zia, and five others on Thursday.The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 3 July 2008 with Ramna police station accusing Khaleda, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK, and four others of misappropriating over 2.10 crore that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.Four other accused are former BNP MP Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, former principal secretary Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman, nephew of late President Ziaur Rahman.Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman have long been absconding.last_img read more

Watch the Sony Gamescom press conference here

first_imgAs we inch closer toward the holiday season, Sony is taking to the stage to reveal some additional details regarding the upcoming PS4, juicy new bits about the PS Vita, and the games that will make you want to use both platforms together.Sony’s big push with the PS4 has been interoperability with the PS Vita. While Microsoft allows for a limited interconnect with many devices through their SmartGlass system, the PS Vita integration allows you to play games between the two Sony products in a much more meaningful way. This has been demonstrated in limited capacities so far, but Sony hasn’t gone terribly in-depth regarding many titles that will support the interoperability. It’s likely that Sony will take some time during their Gamescom event to talk in detail about the PS4 services, and PS Vita connectivity will most likely be on that list.Sony also has plenty of games to talk about, with a massive list of PS4 exclusives and more games still on the way for the PS3. The press conference will no doubt be filled with additional content for games like DriveClub, Gran Turismo, and Knack. It’s a great time for Sony to flex a little and talk about the power of the console, especially as it compares to their holiday competition. Sony’s conference is expected to start at 1PM EDT and continue for one hour. We’ll be sure to follow up with all of the exciting bits from the event.last_img read more

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