Tina HouseAPTN NewsAdvocates calling themselves the MMIWG Drone Search Team travelled to Port Coquitlam, B.C. Monday to rally outside the courthouse.They arrived for the first day of the trial of Okanagan man Curtis Wayne Sagmoen.Sagmoen is charged with assaulting a woman with a hammer.Vancouver reporter Tina House has more.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Wednesday as the Syrian civil war continued to cast a shadow over trading and investors wondered if the U.S. will end up leading a military strike against the country, which is accused of using poison gas against its own civilian population.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,757.81 +17.31 0.14%S&P 500 — 1,653.08 +13.31 0.81%Dow — 14,930.87 +96.91 0.56%Nasdaq — 3,649.04 +36.43 1.01%The S&P/TSX composite index was up 17.31 points to 12,757.81 led by gains in utilities and industrials.The Canadian dollar rose 0.34 of a cent to 95.31 cents US as the Bank of Canada said it was keeping its key rate unchanged at one%, where it’s been since September 2010 amid a tough recovery from the 2008 crash.Strong vehicle sales data helped U.S. indexes gain momentum throughout the day while investors weighed President Barack Obama’s effort to win support in Congress for a military strike on Syria.Obama said Tuesday that he’s confident Congress will authorize a military strike. Congress could vote as early as next week, after it returns from summer break. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 96.91 points to 14,930.87.General Motors said its sales rose 15% last month, while Chrysler and Ford each reported 12% gains. Toyota posted the biggest increase as sales rose nearly 23% since August of last year. GM stock jumped 4.9% while Ford gained 3.37%.The Nasdaq gained 36.43 points to 3,649.04 and the S&P 500 index added 13.31 points to 1,653.08.“I think that goes to show you that this market is resilient, which it’s been for awhile — the U.S. market especially,” said Allan Small, senior adviser at DWM Securities.“I think people are looking to put money to work all the time, where a few years ago, it might have been the opposite case — any little thing would result in traders taking their money and running.”Traders also took in some positive data on the health of the U.S. economy during August.The Federal Reserve said in its latest regional survey that the economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace in August.The Fed said in its so-called Beige Book that manufacturing expanded modestly, lending activity weakened somewhat while hiring held steady or increased modestly.Traders are anxious to see if the Fed decides later this month to start winding up its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases.The beaten-down utilities sector led advancers, up 1.43% with Capital Power (TSX:CPX) ahead 45 cents to $20.90.The component, along with other interest rate sensitive sectors, has been hit hard ever since Fed chairman Ben Bernanke first mentioned the possibility of Fed tapering back in May, which has had the effect of pushing bond yields higher.Industrials also boosted the TSX and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) rose $2.19 to $125.97.The tech sector advanced with smartphone maker BlackBerry (TSX:BB) ahead 53 cents or 4.93% to $11.28.Commodity prices headed lower but the metals and mining sector was slightly higher as December copper fell six cents to US$3.24 a pound, erasing most of Tuesday’s gain that followed strong manufacturing data from China and the U.S.The telecom sector was the leading decliner, down 0.57%, giving back some of the 4% surge registered Tuesday after U.S. telecom giant Verizon agreed to buy out the remaining stake in its mobile phone business from Vodafone in a massive, US$130-billion deal. At the same time, Verizon made it clear it wasn’t interested in entering the Canadian wireless market. Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) slipped 71 cents or 1.59% to $43.88 after running up 7% on Tuesday.October crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.31 to US$107.23 and the energy sector was off 0.2%.The gold sector was off 0.16% as the December bullion contract lost $22 to US$1,390 an ounce.TOP STORIESMobilicity plans to transfer wireless users to Wind MobileBank of Canada holds rate, warning recovery is losing momentumSamsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch, available Sept. 25Why real estate doomsayers continue to be wrongWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAY ECONOMIC NEWSG20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia begins UNITED STATES8:15 a.m.ADP National Employment Report (August): Economists expect 180,000 jobs, down from last month 8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 330,000 new claims Productivity (Q2): Economists expect 1.5% gain 10 a.m.Factory orders (July): Economists expect a decline of 3.4% Non-manufacturing ISM index (August): Economists expect a reading of 55, down from last month CORPORATE NEWSCANADANordion Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 17¢ a share North West Company Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 36¢ a share Patheon Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 8¢ a share
“Voters must make their decisions regarding policies and development decisions made by the government. As the ruling party we are completely against politicians spreading religious tension around the country,” he said at a media conference.In 2009, Sri Lanka ended a three decade war that was caused by ethnic tension between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils. (Xinhua) Sri Lanka’s main Muslim party on Friday apologized for an anti-religious statement made in the run up to elections in September, a statement released by its leader said.Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem apologized for a statement made regarding Buddhist monks engaging in politics and insisted that his words were maliciously taken out of context. Hakeem went onto stress that he has always stood for pluralism and religious tolerance in Sri Lanka’s diverse ethnic composition and that he would continue to do so. “With no further attempts at procrastination, I wish to tender an unreserved apology to all Buddhists of Sri Lanka. I specifically request the Buddhist prelates of Sri Lanka to accept this apology for which I, as the Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress take personal responsibility,” he was quoted as saying in the statement. The Muslim Congress is independently contesting upcoming Provincial Council elections in the eastern part of the country where a large Muslim population resides.Hakeem’s statements drew much criticism with Cabinet spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella who called on politicians to stop campaigning on religious and ethnic lines.
A 28 year old man has died in a workplace accident at the Lafarge quarry in West Flamborough. Hamilton Fire crews were called to the area to perform a rope rescue, but have confirmed the rescue is no longer necessary. An Ornge air ambulance has also been cancelled.The man was stuck on a platform 50 feet above the ground, and was injured by a steel beam. Ontario’s labour ministry has been called in to investigate. Image: Google Street View
Yahoo faces pressure from investor urging AOL takeover, better management of Alibaba stake by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Sep 26, 2014 10:46 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is getting some unsolicited advice on how to turn around the long-struggling Internet company, just like some of her predecessors who tangled with investors dissatisfied with management’s performance.In a letter Friday, activist investor Jeffrey Smith urged Yahoo Inc. to buy another fallen Internet star, AOL Inc. and take steps to reduce the future taxes on the company’s lucrative stake in China’s Alibaba Group. He also chastised Mayer for spending $1.3 billion to acquire an Internet blogging service and more than two dozen other startups during the past two years with little to show in return so far.To bolster his arguments, Smith says he has built a “significant” stake in Yahoo through Starboard Value LP. The size of the stake wasn’t quantified in the letter and hasn’t yet been divulged in regulatory filings.The idea of Yahoo and AOL getting together isn’t a new one. Various analysts and other Internet observers have argued a marriage between the two companies would allow them to cut costs, attract more Web surfers and, most importantly, strengthen their online advertising arsenal to improve their chances of competing against Internet stalwarts Google Inc. and Facebook Inc.“It makes a lot of sense,” said BGC Financial Partners Colin Gillis.In a statement, Mayer said she looked forward to discussing Smith’s ideas. “Going forward, we have great confidence in the strength of our business,” Mayer said.AOL didn’t respond to requests for comment Friday.The prospect of a change in Yahoo’s recent direction seemed to excite investors. Yahoo’s stock rose $1.71, or 4.4 per cent, to close at $40.66. AOL’s stock added $1.58, or 3.7 per cent, to finish at $44.55 as investors reacted to a potential buyout bid.Smith agitated for change at AOL in 2012 after he acquired a 5.3 per cent stake in that company and mounted an unsuccessful campaign to win three board seats. He didn’t express any interest in trying to replace anyone on Yahoo’s nine-member board, which includes Mayer.This is the third time in the past six years that an activist investor has targeted Yahoo for a shake-up. Billionaire Carl Icahn seized three spots on Yahoo’s board in 2008 after attacking the company for spurning a $47.5 billion takeover offer from Microsoft Corp. Hedge-fund manager Daniel Loeb also wound up with three board seats in 2012 after orchestrating the ouster of one of Yahoo’s previous CEOs, Scott Thompson.Since becoming Yahoo’s CEO in July 2012, Mayer has been buying startups and trendy services such as Tumblr in an effort to appeal to a younger demographic and expand Yahoo’s audience on smartphones and tablets as more people rely on those mobile devices to connect with digital services.Given that AOL is still closely associated to the days when people relied on dial-up modems to surf the Web, Mayer might view a buyout to be “too backward-looking for Yahoo,” Gillis said.Yahoo could easily afford to take over AOL, whose market value is currently hovering around $3.5 billion. After paying taxes, Yahoo is expected to pocket about $6 billion from selling 140 million of its shares in Alibaba, a rapidly growing e-commerce company that went public last week.Yahoo still holds a 15 per cent stake in Alibaba worth about $34 billion, an asset that Smith contends has been mismanaged. He believes that Yahoo could boost its stock price by about $16 per share by coming up with a strategy that would minimize the company’s taxes when it sells the rest of its holdings in Alibaba Group and another investment in Yahoo Japan.One way this might be done would be to engineer a tax-free spin-off of Yahoo’s Asian investments, though Smith didn’t explicitly float that idea in his letter. He said Starboard has discussed several “alternative structures” for Yahoo’s Asian investments with tax specialists.As it is, Yahoo’s stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan are valued at a combined $42 billion. Before the letter was released, Yahoo’s total market value stood at $39 billion — an assessment indicating that investors put little or no value on the company’s ongoing U.S. business while discounting for the taxes that currently would have to be paid in eventual sales of the Alibaba and Yahoo Japan stakes.
by News Staff Posted Apr 27, 2017 4:09 pm MDT (Pixabay) Positive drilling forecast for Canada after year of ‘hell’ in services sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is calling its latest oil and gas drilling forecast a pleasant outcome after a year of ‘hell’ for oilfield services in 2016.In its latest forecast for 2017 Thursday in Calgary, PSAC announced it is now projecting 6,680 wells to be drilled in Canada, a 60 per cent increase from its original forecast back in November.It’s certainly an improvement from the totals of 5,400 in 2015 and just under 4,100 last year.However, it’s a far cry from 2012-2014, each year with over 11,000 wells.President and CEO Mark Salkeld said it was certainly more than expected.“It was just a good indication of how quickly this area can bounce back when required,” he said.Unlike the November forecast, Alberta will take back the lead in drilling at almost half of the projected wells, followed by Saskatchewan which was in front in the original projection.Along with Salkeld’s presentation to companies and other stakeholders, he was joined by Jon Morrison, CIBC Executive Director of Institutional Equity Research – Oilfield Services at CIBC World Markets.Morrison labelled 2016 as “The Year of Oilfield Services Hell” and is calling 2017 the year of “Oilfield Services Purgatory”.“While we expect a recovery in conventional spending, we struggle with the outlook for oil sands growth and believe a recovery in spending will be 12-24 months behind the broader North American market at the earliest,” Morrison’s report said.Salkeld when it comes to services, he agreed.“It’s just been absolute hell on the pricing and we’re coming out of it,” he said. “You’re seeing some of the more required services like cementing, fracking, pressure-pumping, those are in demand, drilling side, the rates are starting to increase, but they’re not giving it back easily.”Another big concern of both Salkeld and Morrison is attracting labour for the long-term in the seasonal reality of the oil and gas industry, especially during a downturn.“That rides whether we like it or not, we have to shut down,” he said. “That we can deal with, it’s these long downturns and this one, as you guys know, this is like three times worse than 2009. It’s equivalent to the early 80s one and that just shakes a lot of people’s confidence.”Despite mergers and acquisitions and the job losses of 2016, Salkeld said he is expecting more gains, as companies are holding job fairs, mostly searching for Canadian workers.“Bringing talent back that has experience in the sector, but it’s also we’ve got member companies starting up their own training programs and bringing new people into the industry,” he said.“It’s positive, we need people again,” he added. “We talked about this in ’09-’10 ramping back up again to meet the needs through 2010-2014; we’re faced with that again right now and the signs are positive.”
St. Olave’s Church of England Grammar School in Orpington, Kent,Credit:PA “This means that those students who were advised, following receipts of AS results, that it would not be in their best interests to progress into Year 13 at this school may now return, should they wish to.” The embarrassing U-turn comes days after one of the country’s leading grammars, St Olave’s, was forced to review its “progression policy” pending legal action from parents.Meanwhile, Aylesbury Grammar and the Royal Grammar School High Wycombe, based in Buckinghamshire, are also believed to have similar policies in place.Documents available on all the schools’ websites state that students must achieve “three D grades” in order to progress to Year 13. A number of grammars in Kent are also believed to have operated the policy in recent years.The policies are in direct contravention of guidance from the Department for Education, which warns schools that they are prohibited from excluding students on their “academic ability” once they have entered sixth form.The disclosures have prompted concern among Government ministers, who are now taking urgent action to stamp out the practice.Last night the chair of the Commons education select committee, Robert Halfon, called on the Government to launch an investigation as he warned warned schools that they “cannot play the system” in order to improve their league table results. Bourne Grammar refused to comment. Royal Grammar School High Wycombe and Aylesbury Grammar were unavailable when approached last night. Leading grammar schools who forced out sixth form pupils because of their poor AS level results have told them they can return after ministers warned headteachers that the practice is unlawful.Bourne Grammar school has written to pupils it barred from entering Year 13 inviting them to re-enlist at the school amid fears that its conduct could lead to parents taking legal action.In a letter seen by the Daily Telegraph, headmaster Jonathan Maddox admitted that the school’s policy had been revoked amid fears of a judicial review, adding that all pupils affected may now return to complete their studies.“In recent days there have been press reports regarding a forthcoming legal challenge to the policy at another school on progression from Year 12 to Year 13,” Mr Maddox wrote.“Whilst the published policy of that school, and its circumstances, are different from our own, it is possible that the outcome of any judicial review…may possibly have a bearing on our policy.“In the light of this and with the best interests of our students foremost, the Chair of Governors has agreed that I may suspend our published policy on progression from Year 12 to Year 13 for progression this year. The Royal Grammar School in High WycombeCredit: Caters News “It is deeply concerning that other schools are denying young people the opportunity to climb up the education ladder in order to skew exam results. It is absolutely unacceptable,” he added.“Action needs to be taken on this issue, and clearly there needs to be inquiries made by Government into what exactly has gone on. It is certainly something I would want to look at more closely.“There are many schools getting excellent results without resorting to either cheating or playing the system. What worries me is that we’ve got a situation here where schools are behaving like the Lance Armstrong of the education sector.“This needs addressing swiftly, and I would advise any school doing this to reconsider their policies with the utmost urgency.”Speaking to The Telegraph, a student denied entry to Year 13 at Bourne Grammar said: “When I found out I hadn’t got my grades, my mum was contacted by the school asking us to come in for a meeting the head of sixth form about my future at Bourne Grammar.“We attended the meeting in which we were told I could not say on as I didn’t get the grades required to do so.“It’s been a really stressful time for me, my parents and my family as we didn’t want to be in this situation and where we had to look for a new school.” 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. A DfE spokesman said: “All schools have a responsibility to provide a high quality education to every pupil and ensure there is no limit to their potential. Students enrolled in a sixth form cannot be removed because of academic ability.”The law is clear on this and we expect all schools to follow it. We will be taking action to remind headteachers of their responsibility on this point.”
ABB has successfully installed and commissioned the first gearless mill drive (GMD) system for Codelco at the Andina mine in Chile. Bechtel in Santiago, Chile, acted as EPCM contractor for the project and Metso Corp was the mill supplier.The scope of supply consisted of a 13,050kW gearless drive motor including preassembled, containerised electrical house containing cycloconverter, exciter rectifier, low voltage MCC, as well as all the auxiliary equipment to operate the gearless drive motor system and the mill auxiliary equipment.Andina is located 3,700 to 4,200m above sea level with the crushing, grinding and flotation lines located in an underground concentrator. The main challenges related to the underground location, in that the 7.62m x 11.23m stator had to fit a tunnel of 6m x 6m and the bridge crane capacity was 60t only.ABB’s solution consisted of the first stator being split into five sections to deal with the logistical challenges of the location, while maintaining the usual stability of the system. The design typically consists of four segments, but the demands of this project challenged ABB to divide it into five parts.
Thursday 24 Nov 2016, 9:05 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3100758 Nov 24th 2016, 9:05 PM 24,581 Views By Garreth MacNamee 33 Comments Short URL The Department of Health said the existing facility would need €25 million in short-term works if the facility was to remain at its current location, part of which dates to the mid-1700s.However, there had been issues over how the new hospital would be governed.Executives at both Vincent’s and Holles Street were at loggerheads over who was to be in control of the new centre.Vincent’s wanted a ‘single governance system’, something which Holles Street disagreed with, saying it would lose its independence.Enda Kenny, speaking at a press briefing last night, said he hoped the matter would be resolved before the New Year.He said: “This has gone on for quite some time. There has been very detailed discussion. I do hope it can be finalised within the end of the year.”The Department said the relocation would address a recommendation from an independent KPMG report, compiled in 2008, which had recommended that maternity hospitals in Dublin should be located close to adult acute services.The Master of Holles St, Dr Rhona Mahony, said the existing building – which has not received a major extension since the 1960s – was no longer fit for purpose, and the new facility was urgently needed.Read: They’re trying to pull a sly one’: Dáil suspended over Irish Water row>Read: Over $2.5 million raised for a US election recount in three swing states > Share239 Tweet Email4 Updated: 21:05HEALTH MINISTER SIMON Harris has said he is thrilled to launch the new development of the National Maternity Hospital after three years of in-fighting between hospital boards.The deal to move the National Maternity Hospital to from Holles Street to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin 4 was agreed on this afternoon.The project was given the green light this afternoon as issues relating to governance and independence were dealt with.The new facility is to be built on the same campus as St Vincent’s University Hospital, at Elm Park in Merrion, Dublin 4.Minister Harris said: “I am thrilled to be in a position today to launch the development of this vital project for the future of maternity services in this country. Within weeks of taking office, I appointed independent mediator Kieran Mulvey to facilitate the discussions.I also met with both hospital boards and management and urged them to find a resolution which would enable the project to proceed. Updated: Minister’s relief as ‘vital’ new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead There had been a row over who would govern the new €150 million development. Image: Department of Health Image: Department of Health
A TATTOO ARTIST known as ‘Dr Evil’ has been jailed for 40 months for carrying out procedures such as ear and nipple removals and tongue splitting. Brendan McCarthy (50) carried out the body modifications at his Dr Evil studio between 2012 and 2015. An investigation was launched following complaints from people who had seen images online of McCarthy removing a client’s ear. McCarthy has no medical qualifications and is not registered with The General Medical Council.After he was arrested, McCarthy claimed he did not believe he had broken the law by performing the modifications because his clients had consented to the procedures being carried out.The defence presented lengthy and detailed legal argument to the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and were refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.McCarthy pleaded guilty to three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.“This is a landmark case involving body modification. This prosecution was not brought to seek to curtail individual choice or freedom of self-expression but because McCarthy, who was licensed to carry out tattooing and body piercing, was performing what were significant surgical procedures in a tattoo studio in Wolverhampton,” the Crown Prosecution Service’s Rhiannon Jones said. By Hayley Halpin 67,328 Views Mar 21st 2019, 7:07 PM Brendan McCarthy photographed carrying out a tongue splitting procedure 54 Comments This case confirms the existing law that surgical procedures must be carried out by properly trained, qualified and regulated surgeons or health care professionals. Short URL Share157 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Brendan McCarthy photographed carrying out a tongue splitting procedure Image: CPS Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 7:07 PM ‘Dr Evil’ tattooist jailed for 40 months for carrying out tongue splitting and ear removal Brendan McCarthy (50) carried out the body modifications at his Dr Evil studio between 2012 and 2015. McCarthy was none of these and as a result his surgical procedures, albeit carried out at the request of his clients, were unlawful.“The Court of Appeal judgement is clear and unequivocal and we would urge all those thinking of carrying out a body modification to please read it,” he said. Image: CPS https://jrnl.ie/4554850
John McCarthy, pionnier de l’intelligence artificielle est décédé à l’âge de 84 ansL’informaticien John Mac Carthy est décédé ce jeudi à 84 ans. Il est à l’origine du langage Lisp et de l’intelligence artificielle. Comme Marvin Minsky et Alan Turing, John Mac Carthy etait un des pionniers de l’intelligence artificielle. Plusieurs scientifiques sont effet à l’origine du terme “artificial intelligence”, proposé au collège Dartmouth en 1955, avant la création au MIT (Massachusetts Institue of Technology) d’un laboratoire dédié. Ils avaient soumis une demande consistant à étudier “la manière de faire en sorte que les machines utilisent un langage, des abstractions et des concepts, résolvent des problèmes réservés à l’homme et s’améliorent.”À lire aussiHôpital, plastique et hypnose, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 29 avrilJohn Mac Carthy est aussi à l’origine du langage Lisp. Entré à l’université Stanford en 1962. il fonde dans celui-ci le laboratoire de recherche d’intelligence artificielle SAIL. Ce laboratoire s’attache à “créer des robots capables d’interagir avec succès avec le monde physique”. En 1971, il a été récompensé par le prix Turing (A. M. Turing Award), considéré comme le Nobel d’informatique. En 1988, John Mac Carthy avait reçu le prix de Kyoto en sciences de l’information, puis, en 1990 aux États-Unis, la médaille des sciences.John Mac Carthy s’est éteint ce jeudi, à 84 ans.Le 27 octobre 2011 à 15:46 • Maxime Lambert
NORTH READING, MA — North Reading Police Chief Michael P. Murphy reports that the suspect from an armed robbery last week is in custody.On Saturday, March 16, 2019 at approximately 3:20 a.m., North Reading Police responded to a report of an armed, masked robbery at the 7-Eleven Convenience Store on Main Street. A man entered the store, and brandished a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk was not injured.North Reading Police were aware of four similar robberies in the area: at a Lowell Pawn Shop on Thursday, March 14; a Haverhill convenience store on Saturday, March 16; a Tewksbury convenience store on Saturday, March 16; and a Wilmington convenience store on Tuesday, March 19.An investigation undertaken by North Reading Police and police in Tewksbury, Haverhill Lowell, Lawrence, and Massachusetts State Police led to the suspect.Dennis Washington, age 26, of Lawrence, was arrested by Police last week in Lawrence. He was later held on an outstanding warrant for robbery.North Reading Police applied for an arrest warrant for the robbery that occurred in North Reading. A warrant was subsequently issued, out of Woburn District Court for Washington, charging him with Masked Armed Robbery and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.Washington, who is known to police, was held at the Middleton House of Correction pending arraignment’s in Lowell and Woburn District Courts. Additional charges from North Reading and other communities may be added.These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.North Reading Burglary Suspect (courtesy of North Reading Police)(NOTE: The above press release is from John Guilfiol Public Relations.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMan Robs Tewksbury Store With Hypodermic Needle, Caught Heading Towards WilmingtonIn “Government”Wilmington & Reading Police Nab Bank Robber Suspect After PursuitIn “Police Log”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”
Twitter User @ThomasRhettCountry star Thomas Rhett will be the halftime performer on Thanksgiving Day as the Dallas Cowboys host the Los Angeles Chargers.Rhett will lead Thursday’s nationally televised halftime show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to help kick off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.Rhett earlier this year won the Academy of Country Music award for Male Vocalist of the Year. Rhett in 2013 had his first No. 1 hit with “It Goes Like This.” His hits also include “Die A Happy Man.”The Red Kettle Campaign begins on Thanksgiving Day and runs through Christmas Eve. Officials say the charitable effort has raised nearly $2.2 billion since the Thanksgiving Day partnership with the Dallas Cowboys began in 1997. Share
By The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Some students at Spelman College aren’t happy about the selection of Atlanta’s Black female mayor as this year’s commencement speaker.The students at the city’s historically Black women’s college say they believe Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is in favor of gentrification, they told WSB-TV . Pricing poor people out of available housing “doesn’t help the Black people rise up,” Spelman student Alexi Dickerson said.In this April 8, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, left, sits with U.S. Congressman John Lewis, second from left, during a tribute to Lewis in the atrium of the domestic terminal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)“She’s a very good role model, but that doesn’t mean that she should be a commencement speaker,” Dickerson said.The mayor has her supporters, too: Student Kiersten Mills considers her a role model, part of the “Black girl magic” phenomenon when she was elected.“The mayor is honored to deliver the commencement address and equally proud that the legacy of student engagement and activism remains vibrant at Spelman College,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.Mills said those who want another speaker aren’t considering the big picture.“They are focused on who it is and their name, and not their journey to where they are,” she said.Lance Bottoms is Atlanta’s only mayor to have served in all three branches of government, Spelman said in announcing her as its commencement speaker. She has been a judge and city councilmember before she was elected mayor.“Atlanta is fortunate to have such a dynamic leader as Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who has had a tremendous impact on the city, in particular on the Westside, where Spelman is located,” Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell said in the announcement.The commencement is set for May 19 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
Like past Electronic Entertainment Expos, E3 2019 is all about megaton game reveals and announcements. Titles like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, Doom Eternal, Marvel’s Avengers, and Watch Dogs Legion, dominated headlines. While these games certainly deserve their time in the sun, they aren’t the only ones worth talking about.In addition to the mammoth games, E3 saw its share of under-the-radar titles from developers both big and small. Here are some of the smaller games we’re looking forward to — plus some we all should keep an eye on.BattletoadsIt feels like forever ago since Microsoft first announced a new Battletoads. As a fan of the original, I’m stoked to play this new iteration. I’ve heard some complaints about the art style. While I understand it doesn’t look like the old Battletoads, I don’t have an issue with the new look. The character models pop off the screen and the animations are buttery smooth. The fact you can play this with friends either online or via couch co-op is another selling point. Hopefully, I can finish the speeder bike level this time around.Panzer DragoonIf you follow me on Twitter, then you no doubt saw me go nuts when Panzer Dragoon HD showed up during the Nintendo Direct. I’ve been a fan of the franchise since it launched on Sega Saturn and I’ve been clamoring for a remake or reboot for ages. I knew the game would look better than it did on Saturn but holy crap does this look amazing! Hopefully, Panzer Dragoon HD will sell well enough to make Sega release the equally awesome sequel: Panzer Dragoon Zwei. If Sega ever remakes Panzer Dragoon Saga, you will not hear from me for a month. Make it happen, Sega!Destroy All HumansOne fun pre-E3 surprise was the reveal of Destroy All Humans HD. For those who don’t remember, this was a quirky PS2-era title where you play as a deranged space alien who causes havoc in a quaint 1950’s small town. The big draw of Destroy All Humans is the ability to levitate objects with your mind. While laser weapons are formidable, it’s more satisfying to hurl enemies and objects with psychic powers. Based on the trailer, it’s clear THQ Nordic did a magnificent job of bringing the graphics up to modern-day standards. I hope we get a full-on Destroy All Humans revival if this game does well.Contra: Rogue CorpsI had trouble deciding whether Contra: Rogue Corps deserved a spot on this list. On one hand, it’s fantastic to have a new Contra game after all this time. It’s also nice to see Konami resurrecting one of its most beloved franchises. However, I’m not entirely sure how the mix of 2.5D and 3D levels will work. Contra: Rogue Corps doesn’t look terrible, but it isn’t blowing me away either. I’m an old-school Contra head so I have to give play it out of obligation. Hopefully, it’ll be a decent romp.Devolver BootlegLeave it to Devolver Digital to release a collection of bootleg versions of their best-known franchises. These “original knock-offs” include Enter the Gun Dungeon, Hotline Milwaukee, Super Absolver Mini: Turbo Fighting Championship, Luftrousers, and other similar knock-offs. I’m not sure if Devolver Bootleg will appeal to those who aren’t already fans of the developer’s games. As someone who is familiar with the original titles, I’m looking forward to seeing how they play out in this collection.12 MinutesI’ve always enjoyed stories about time loops so Annapurna Interactive’s 12 Minutes is right up my alley. While having dinner in their apartment, the protagonist and his wife receive an unexpected visit from a cop who claims the wife murdered her father years ago. The goal is to figure out what happened (and hopefully keep everyone alive) in 12 minute segments of repeating time. Though each segment only runs for 12 minutes, you gain experience for subsequent playthroughs. Players receive next to no in-game help and must figure things out on their own. They do this by examining items in the apartment and combining them. 12 Minutes looks like it’ll be a sleeper hit.Daemon X MachinaThis one is for all the mecha lovers out there. In Daemon X Machina, you pilot a giant mech and must take out other mechs in order to defend the world. You can use pieces of destroyed mechs and add them to your own. This allows players to create machines which cater to their specific playstyles. The mechanic reminds me of Monster Hunter, which is something I’m totally down for. I haven’t played a decent mech game in ages and Daemon X Machina looks like it will let me live out my Macross and Gundam fantasies.Ori and the Will of the WispsOri and the Blind Forest is one of this generation’s best games. Unfortunately, not many people played it. It’s a good thing the franchise has a second chance at stardom with the upcoming Ori and the Will of the Wisps. I got to play a demo of it at last year’s E3 and thought it was fantastic. The short video shown during this year’s E3 focused on the large assortment of bosses players will face. Boss battles were a highlight of the first game and it looks like the sequel is taking things to the proverbial next level. I’m already on board, so give me this game!ManeaterPossibly capitalizing on the popularity of Sharknado, Maneater is easily one of the strangest games announced during E3. The premise is simple: You play as a shark who eats humans and animals. It’s basically reverse Jaws. Maneater debuted at last year’s E3 but has undergone several changes. This “SharkPG” promises players the ability to level up the shark and make it more powerful. The game’s trailer doesn’t give us much to chew on (pun most definitely intended) but it does make me want to try the game out.Evil Genius 2: World DominationThe original Evil Genius is a cult-classic which is still enjoyed even 15 years after its debut. I’m not sure why it took so long for an official sequel to materialize, but I bet fans of the franchise are happy it’s coming. Like the original, you play as a villain who wants to (surprise, surprise) take over the world. You get all the villain-y accoutrements, including a secret base located under a volcano and hordes of henchmen. While I’m not exactly a fan of RTS or SIM titles, the prospect of playing a villain sounds bad ass so I’ll give this a shot.More E3 2019 coverage on Geek.com:E3 2019 Has a Shocking Amount of New Arcade MachinesE3 2019’s Best Moment Had Little Do With GamingCute New Pokemon in ‘Sword and Shield’ Melt Hearts at E3 2019 Play These E3 2019 Video Games Right NowThe 10 Biggest Games of E3 2019 Stay on target
Delhi Police on Wednesday told a court here that documents recovered from the arrested persons in the corporate espionage case was being analysed to unearth a “deep rooted nexus” involving several persons who were “trespassing” in offices of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.The investigators made the submission while opposing the bail plea of the three corporate executives — Shailesh Saxena from RIL, Vinay Kumar from Essar and Subhash Chandra from Jubilant Energy.“If accused are released at this stage, they may influence the witnesses and tamper with the evidence which may adversely affect the investigation” investigating officer (IO) told Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal.The IO filed a written reply to the bail plea saying the probe was at a preliminary stage and the whole nexus was to be unearthed.“IO has filed the reply on bail applications of three accused and the same has been supplied to the accused. Put up for arguments on March 16,” the court said.The Crime Branch of Delhi Police said that the documents of MoPNG recovered from the possession of accused were yet to be analysed and verified.The court also asked the IO to submit his reply on the bail application of Defence Ministry’s house-keeping staff member Virender Kumar arrested in the case and posted the matter for argument on March 17.Earlier, the court had extended the judicial custody of six accused including five corporate executives, who were arrested in the case till March 19.
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