CALGARY – The Alberta Securities Commission is accusing defunct payday lender Cash Store Financial Services Inc. and two of its executives of failing to file proper financial statements.The regulator says the Edmonton-based company, which once operated more than 500 Cash Store or Instaloans outlets, failed to disclose obligations it owed to certain lenders in its 2011 annual and 2012 interim financial statements, and made false or misleading statements by saying that certain loans were not guaranteed.It says Cash Store also failed to disclose an appropriate value for loans it purchased from these lenders in its interim 2012 financial reports.The ASC also alleges that former CEO Gordon Reykdal authorized or permitted violations to occur, and that he and former chief financial officer Nancy Bland authorized or permitted the violation relating to the loan valuation to occur.The allegations have not been proven. An appearance to set a date for a hearing is to be held in March.Cash Store shares were delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and the company filed for court protection from creditors in 2014. In 2016, it paid $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of borrowers who paid higher loan fees than were allowed.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 27, 2012 5:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,338.85 up 105.99 points):Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up six cents, or three per cent, at $2.06 on 8,157,488 shares. The gold sector led the advancers on the main index, climbing 2.14 per cent to 348.58 points, buoyed a jump in the bullion price which closed at a seven-month high. The December gold contract rose US$26.90 to $1,780.50 an ounce at the New York Mercantile Exchange.Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up eight cents, or 1.16 per cent, at $6.96 on 4,587,932 shares. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company announced after markets closed that it had a loss of US$235 million or 45 cents per share in the second quarter, which reversed year-earlier profits of $329 million or 63 cents per share. Revenue dropped to $2.87 billion from $4.17 billion.Viterra Inc. (TSXV:VT). Grain handler. Down two cents, or 0.12 per cent, at $16.07 on 4,503,983 shares. On Wednesday, the Calgary-based company and Glencore International extended the deadline for closing the Swiss commodity giant’s friendly, $6.1-billion takeover deal of Viterra to wait for a Chinese regulator to complete its review.Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Up 67 cents, or 1.24 per cent, at $54.75 on 4,482,293 shares. The financial sector finished the day at 181.46 points, up 1.42 points or 0.79 per cent.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 26 cents, or 2.69 per cent, aqt $9.91 on 4,398,409 shares.Sulliden Gold Corp. (TSX:SUE). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.85 per cent, at $1.16 on 4,207,276 shares. The Toronto-based miner stock closed lower for a second day in a row. Sulliden announced Wednesday results of a feasibility study at its Shahuindo property, which has gold and silver deposits, in Peru.TSX Venture Exchange (1,322.31 up 15.45 points):Woulfe Mining Corp. (TSXV:WOF). Mine exploration and development. Down half a cent, or 1.61 per cent, at 30.5 cents on 7,419,941 shares. The Vancouver-based company announced assay results from its Sangdong property in South Korea.Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas exploration and development. Unchanged at $1.70 on 4,573,853 shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Railway. Up six cents, or 0.07 per cent, at $87.49 on 744,985 shares. Canada’s biggest railway company is testing two natural gas-fired locomotives in Alberta’s oilsands region to see if it’s feasible to switch from diesel to a fuel that’s cheap, plentiful and relatively clean.QLT Inc. (TSX:QLT). Eye drug developer. Down three cents, 0.39 per cent, at $7.70 on 10,050 shares. The Vancouver-based company said it will buy back up to 3.4 million of its shares over the next year to return $100 million of capital to shareholders.
TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday at the end of a volatile week that saw the TSX sink further into negative territory for the year amid a new round of concern about the pace of the global economic recovery.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 69.21 points to 12,065.55 with a good chunk of those gains coming from mining companies which have led losses this week.The Canadian dollar was down 0.03 of a cent at 97.44 cents U.S. amid data showing inflation pressures remain weak.Statistics Canada said the consumer price index rose one per cent in March compared with a year earlier, down from a 1.2 per cent rise in February. That was lower than the 1.1 per cent reading that economists had expected.U.S. markets were also positive at the end of a week where a rally that has gone on practically non-stop since the start of the year looked shaky.The Dow Jones industrials edged up 10.37 points to 14,547.51, the Nasdaq composite index was up 39.69 points to 3,206.06 and the S&P 500 index advanced 13.64 points to 1,555.25.Earnings news continued to come in mixed as General Electric Corp. reported a profit of $3.5 billion, or 34 cents per share, on revenue of $35 billion. During last year’s first quarter, GE earned $3 billion on $35.2 billion in revenue.GE shares fell 4.06 per cent to US$21.75 as GE said that deteriorating economic conditions in Europe dragged down results, especially in sales of power and water equipment.IBM shares shares dropped 8.28 per cent to $190 after it said its first-quarter profit fell one per cent due to delays in closing several large software and mainframe computer deals.IBM said it earned $3.03 billion, or $2.70 per share in the quarter. Ex-items, earnings came in at $3, five cents below expectations. Revenue of $23.41 billion missed forecasts of $24.7 billion and its .McDonald’s earned $1.27 billion, or $1.26 per share in the latest quarter. That compared with $1.266 billion, or $1.23 per share, a year ago. Revenue edged up one per cent to $6.6 billion. Analysts expected a profit of $1.26 per share on revenue of $6.59 billion and its shares drifted down 1.95 per cent to $99.92.Markets got off to a weak start Monday amid data showing growth in China coming in lower than expected. Losses picked up mid-week after the International Monetary Fund downgraded its estimates for global growth.Worries about slowing demand sent commodity prices sharply lower and sparked a sell-off on the TSX, leaving the main index down about three per cent year to date. The TSX lost 2.2 per cent this past week.Additionally, worries that the worst-hit countries of the eurozone debt crisis might use their gold reserves to deal with their problems helped send gold prices to their lowest levels in more than two years.“I don’t want to say some commodity supercycle is over, but there is no question that the bloom is off the rose with respect to commodity and resource investing,” said Garey Aitken, chief investment officer at Bissett Investment Management in Calgary.New York indexes were still up substantially for the year, with the Dow industrials remaining up about 11 per cent year to date. But U.S. markets were still down sharply for the week and many analysts say they wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them step back a bit after running up so far, so fast.Gains on the TSX were largely due to a 2.3 per cent rise in the base metals group while the May copper contract down six cents to US$3.15 a pound, adding up to a 5.6 per cent drop this week that was the biggest since mid-December, 2011. With today’s close, copper prices have entered a bear market, having fallen 20 per cent from the February 2012 peak.First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) rose 55 cents to $16.66 and Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ) gained 49 cents to C$5.82.The gold sector gained about 1.5 per cent as June bullion gained $3.10 to US$1,395.60 an ounce, losing seven per cent this past week and falling below US$1,400 for the first time in two years. The sector is down about 37 per cent year to date as gold producers sustained sharp losses amid sharply rising costs just to get the precious metal out of the ground.The TSX gold sector is now at levels last seen in 2005, when gold prices hovered around $500 an ounce.“So obviously, what we’ve seen here in the last few weeks is the price of gold stocks have been off a lot more and that’s understandable just given the inherent operating leverage in a mining company,” added Aitken.“But it also speaks to cost increases in the industry and I think probably challenges in terms of execution, just bringing mines onstream on time on budget.”Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) climbed 21 cents to C$18.65 while Iamgold (TSX:IMG) rose five cents to C$5.The tech sector rose one per cent as BlackBerry (TSX:BB) improved by 39 cents to $14.19.Consumer discretionary stocks were ahead with auto parts giant Magna International (TSX:MG) ahead $1.47 to $57.60.Industrials were also supportive as Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) gained $1.48 to $98.48.The energy sector led decliners, down 0.4 per cent while the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 28 cents to US$88.01 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) slipped 20 cents to C$28.13.The TSX Venture Exchange added 6.13 points to 939.07. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 19, 2013 8:18 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto stock market higher as commodities rise, N.Y. mixed amid earnings misses
by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 11, 2013 6:11 pm MDT CALGARY – Canadian beef producers should increase exports to emerging markets if they want to grow their businesses, an economist says.Aaron Goertzen of BMO Capital Markets said Thursday that rising feed costs and flat demand in traditional markets such as the United States are biting into profits.He said there is more potential sizzle in such developing countries as Brazil, India and China, where beef consumption, populations and economic growth are on the rise.“These are the types of markets that offer potential for growth, the types of markets that the industry should be thinking about if it hopes to expand significantly.”For example, total domestic consumption of beef and veal in India was more than two million tonnes last year – up 73 per cent since 2000, Goertzen said.In Brazil, consumption was nearly eight million tonnes – up 29 per cent.In contrast, Canadians ate just over one million tonnes last year.Canada currently exports about 75 per cent of its beef products to the United States, along with 97 per cent of live cattle.The industry, which includes 63,500 farms with beef cows, estimates it contributes $23 billion each year to the Canadian economy“It is a matter of looking beyond traditional markets. More of the same isn’t going to work as it has in the past,” Goertzen said. “It is a matter of being open to new ideas, trying new things and taking some risks.”He acknowledged that increasing overseas exports won’t be easy and that the industry would have to deal with foreign regulatory factors beyond its direct control. But he said that if countries such as Australia and New Zealand can bolster their beef exports, Canada can as well.He said only efficient producers will thrive in the coming years because of upward-trending feed costs.Success will depend on improving productivity, keeping a lid on costs and innovation.Goertzen made these points to producers attending the International Livestock Congress in Calgary, where the theme this year is “What’s Next?”“I got the sense that they are aware of the challenges and that maybe a new approach needs to be taken,” he said.— By John Cotter in Edmonton Canadian beef producers urged to step up exports to emerging markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell takes a shot during the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ victory against Penn State on Jan. 31. Credit: James King | Sports DirectorNo one in the history of the Big Ten has scored quite like Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell.She surpassed former Minnesota star Rachel Banham’s 3,093-point total to become the conference’s all-time leading scorer with a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter of the Buckeyes’ win against Michigan State on Jan. 27. Just three people have scored more than Mitchell, who currently ranks as the fourth all-time NCAA career points leader with 3,264 points.Mitchell might surpass another legend in Sunday’s season finale against Penn State. Only 19 points separate her from former Baylor forward Brittney Griner, who scored the third-most points in NCAA history. However, she might not be able to reach the top of the list as her career nears its close.Griner, along with Missouri State’s Jackie Stiles (3,393 points) and Washington’s Kelsey Plum (3,527 points), sit above Mitchell. Entering her senior season, Mitchell needed to score 974 points to surpass Plum, who set the career points record last season. Mitchell had previously never scored more than 889 points. Before the season, because of the veteran-laden team’s potential and the maturity of Mitchell’s game, no one ruled her out as a threat to Plum’s recently set record.Now, with just one game remaining in Ohio State’s regular season and a deep run in the NCAA tournament seeming unlikely, Mitchell would require a near-impossible Herculean effort to reach Plum’s mark. She needs 129 points to become the second-highest scorer and 263 points to pass Plum to become the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer. Mitchell’s opportunities to rack up major scoring games continue to dwindle.The Buckeyes will play one more regular-season game and three more games if they advance to the championship game in the Big Ten tournament. Then, they will play between one and six NCAA tournament games. In Mitchell’s first three years, though, Ohio State has never advanced beyond the Sweet 16, which is just three games into the tournament.If Mitchell averages 24.5 points per game — her average this season — and the Buckeyes reach the Big Ten championship and are eliminated in the Sweet 16, she would end up with approximately 3,436 career points, 91 points away from Plum’s record. That would make her the second all-time leading scorer.Even if the Buckeyes made an improbable run to the NCAA championship, Mitchell would need to average 26.3 points during the 10-game stretch to pass Plum. Regardless of whether Mitchell lands first, second, third or fourth on the list of NCAA all-time scorers, she has already made a dent in history.She has drilled more than 1,000 shots, nailed 450-plus 3-pointers and hit more than 750 free throws. Mitchell became the fastest player in NCAA history to score 2,000 points and has made the most 3s in NCAA history.Mitchell also holds 16 program records. These include the highest career scoring average (24.5 points per game), most points in a season (889), points in a game (48), made 3s in a game (nine) and made free throws in a game (19).Only three women stand in the way of Mitchell becoming the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, but they will likely be just enough to the top spot out of reach. Either way, she is already the best scorer in the history of the Big Ten and Ohio State, which is not too bad of a consolation prize.
The Duke was unhurt in January when he was involved in a collision while driving his Land Rover Freelander on a public road in Norfolk. But the occupants in the other car, which included a nine-month-old baby, suffered minor injuries.Officers from Norfolk’s roads policing unit conducted an investigation into the crash and a file was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service.But prosecutors decided it would not be in the public interest to prosecute after the Duke agreed to relinquish his licence. Reports that the Queen has agreed to give up driving on public roads have been described as “wide of the mark”, by sources.It had been claimed that the Queen had come to the difficult decision following advice from her royal security team.Last month her 97-year-old husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, announced he was giving up driving after he was involved in a crash on a public road near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk in January.But while a spokesman for Buckingham Palace refused to comment on reports that the Queen was planning to do the same, sources insisted the claims were premature and “wide of the mark”.At the age of 92, the Queen remains comfortable behind the wheel and insists on driving herself to and from locations around her private estates. It is understood that she only occasionally takes to public roads, mainly around Balmoral in Scotland and Sandringham in Norfolk.The Queen has been driving for more than 70 years, having developed her motoring skills as a teenager in the Second World War when she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she trained as a driver and a mechanic.The Queen has never taken a test and is the only person in the UK who is legally allowed to drive without a licence.
442 Views 7 Comments Share15 Tweet Email6 Take me to Fora ‘As a child, my father had me handing out leaflets in a shopping centre. It was a business lesson’ This company manager was thrown into the deep end at the weigh-loss firm her parents established. Mar 19th 2017, 7:00 PM WHEN I WAS a child, I grew up in a very different environment to a lot of children – not just because I lived in Newry during the Troubles.Unlike many of my friends, my mother, Agnes McCourt, had her own business and I grew up as it was taking its baby steps.It was the 1970s and it just wasn’t the norm for women to have a business, because once they had children, they were expected to stay at home.Being around that business, and seeing the kick my mother and father got out of it, inspired me to eventually take it over from her. In a way, it was part of my DNA because the business all came as a result of my mother having me.After giving birth, she gained three stone and she wanted to lose the weight herself, but there was nothing at the time that enabled her to do that.Imagine the 1960s, there were no gyms, no exercise classes and no yoga groups where we were living in Co Down. There were also no supportive networks to help my mother to lose weight.So with some encouragement from my father, she started what today is called Unislim. Fiona Gratzer Source: UnislimHow it startedIt had humble beginnings. The parish priest gave her a hall and she created her own club so she could lose weight and help others to do the same. She really was the pupil and teacher all-in-one.My father was also involved by writing the talks for my mother that she gave at the meetings.So he would be at home looking up the Encyclopedia Britannica for tips because there was no internet and they had to get the information from somewhere.In the end, all the members lost weight and that was how Unislim was conceived. But my mother didn’t really think for a second there could be a business out of it. So she went back to her teaching job.However, it all really kicked off when one of the newspapers picked up on the story that there was a lady in Newry who could ‘talk the weight off you’.She was the talk of the town and then that story was picked up by someone who worked in BBC Northern Ireland and my mother got an interview on the radio.From then, everyone wanted to have a piece of her because they thought she could literally talk the weight off you – because she was so inspirational and motivating.So both my parents gave up their pensionable jobs as teachers to focus full-time on it, with my mother the front of the organisation and my father behind the scenes and in the office managing the strategy.Pitching inI got involved in the business from an early age. Before my parents even had an office, we would be at home counting out leaflets and the membership plans to send out to the Unislim classes nationwide.Our living room was essentially converted into a mini office and myself, my brother and sister were put to work. Even to this day I can look at a pile of leaflets and can tell how many are in it – it’s a skill.Once they had an office, I would scoot around after school and swing myself around in the executive chair and fell in love with the environment. Everyone was buzzing around, there was activity and comings and goings.It was like a toy shop for me and it showed me that all I wanted to do was work in that type of environment.It wasn’t just counting leaflets though. My father would bring us to Dundalk to hand them out at the shopping centre and, looking back now, I think he was teaching us a business lesson.He would observe quietly to see what the reaction would be from the public because we didn’t discern when we handed out flyers. We just handed them out randomly to people, but I don’t think it was very well received by too many people at the time. Source: UnislimNot everyone was happy, because they thought we were inferring they needed to lose weight. It was a mistake and a real learning curve for me as losing weight is a real sensitive topic. You need to broach it very carefully.From those early days, we have completely changed our strategy and wouldn’t hand leaflets randomly to people in shopping centres now.We still do similar promotions and marketing campaigns, but because Unislim is a healthy lifestyle makeover, we would give out a healthy recipe or an eating plan or motivational tips that would be useful to everybody.No regretsAfter school, I went on to college to do an arts degree and followed that up with a postgrad in marketing, which was always my desire.And while I was always interested in joining the business, my mother insisted that before I committed to it I should travel around the world. She wanted me to get new work experiences before I came back and decided to get immersed in the company.It wasn’t a sure thing that I would definitely come back and work in the business. There was never any pressure on me to do that, but I did and I knew that to gain the respect of all the other staff that I needed to earn my stripes.So I trained as a Unislim class leader so I could take classes, and I ran three or four a week. Then I worked in the office in the post room for at least a year, packing up parcels and literature to send people.I’ve been running the business on my own for five years now and don’t look back or regret anything I’ve done in the company. Like everyone in business, I do make mistakes, but I’m not one to dwell on them.Moving into technology and developing our new ‘club hub’ app for our members has been a massive financial investment, but it’s been a labour of love. We’ve made a few mistakes along the way with that but have adapted it to create a really interactive app.We launched our first app a few years ago and that may have been a bit ahead of its time. It required a lot of money initially, but as development work is so expensive it needed even more to keep it constantly updated. Source: UnislimMy own stampThe company is a huge legacy to take on, because Unislim is a well-known brand in Ireland.I’ve put my own stamp on it with a brand refresh, because I want to appeal to the new, younger audience, as well as attracting more male members.We need to make ourselves relevant to the next generation because Unislim is 45 years old this year, so I thought it was time to reinvigorate it.We launched our new ‘feed yourself fit’ eating plan and also created Unislim Gorge Us, which is a food brand. Just over a year ago, we released our first product – frozen, rustic-cut oven chips – which is now available in 500 stores nationwide.Looking to the future, I have two children, an 18-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter. She came in briefly to help out during the summer – we put her to work doing blogs and helping in the office – but I would never pressure them to work in the business.To be honest, I’m too happy running the business myself to worry about the line of succession right now. Retirement is a long way away and I don’t see myself giving it up.Fiona Gratzer is the managing director of Unislim. This article was written in conversation with Killian Woods as part of a series on business mistakes and what can be learned from them. Originally posted on Fora.ieIf you want to share your opinion, advice or story, email email@example.com. 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Calls to dismiss Perth’s treasurer Troy Buswell have come about after he allegedly performed sexual acts on Nicholas Kailis, managing director of Kailis Bros, at a private function over 12 months ago. It is alleged that the Buswell ‘dry humped’ the Perth businessman and began to moan whilst mocking sexual pleasure. The claims – denied by Mr Buswell – were made by his former partner and Independent MP Adele Carles who also stated that Mr Kailis tried to stop the incident from occurring. Ms Carles claims the incident occurred after he had attended a business lunch and the gentlemen had retreated to Perth property developer Nigel Satterley’s Peppermint Grove mansion. She said Mr Buswell had phoned her to pick him up from the mansion and the incident occurred 20 minutes after she arrived. “I was at my home he rang me and asked me to pick him up from Nigel’s,” Ms Carles told news.com.au. “He (Mr Buswell) was drunk.”She said Mr Buswell was on top of Mr Kailis in Mr Satterley’s lounge room. “[Mr Kailis] was wrestling with him and yelling that kind of stuff. I don’t recall the exact words Mr Kailis used but it was to the effect of, ‘get off, get off’. “He was trying to get him off. “I did attempt to pull Troy off of Kailis and I called to Troy, ‘get off him, get off him’, but to no avail. “I was no match for Troy and neither was Kailis.” “I confirm I attended a private function with friends, over 12 months ago. I have no further comments about my private life other than to categorically deny this version of events,” said Mr Buswell of the claims. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Update: A government spokesperson said the coup had been defeated; currently waiting for official confirmation. There is also information 17 police officers have been killed during the attempted coup. Tanks have opened fire near the Turkish parliament building, Reuters reports, following similar reports from NTV and local journalists about gunfire in Ankara and Istanbul.Turkey’s armed forces have said they “fully seized control” of the country on Friday night.Protesters have heard Erdoğan’s call to take to the streets, though, and some are chanting “shoulder to shoulder against the coup”. Others have squared off with military forces who’ve closed bridges and streets. In one video, a policeman and military officer argue in a crowd in the street; in another, cars jammed in traffic honked horns in unison as people mill among them. In a third, a crowd sings and lifts up a huge Turkish flag.The White House has just released a statement on the reports of an attempted coup, saying that Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry “agreed that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically-elected Government of Turkey, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed”.The state department will “continue to focus on the safety and security of US citizens in Turkey,” the statement added.Crowds are right now flooding onto the streets, gathering at the Bosphorus Bridge and Taksim Square, apparently heeding the request from president Recep Erdoğan to resist the attempted coup, the Guardian reports. Turkish civilians are directly defying a command from the military waving flags, which has declared martial law and implemented a curfew.Civilian men marching and chanting through Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, in residential streets in the suburbs of the city even confronting military vehicles on bridges, or near government buildings, alongside the sound of occasional gunfire.
By Sulayman BahSuper Nawettan champions and other participants will today lay hands on their match prizes sponsored by FIBank.The ceremony will be staged today morning at the GFF dormitory, Kanifing.Tournament winners Gunjur and second-placed Banjul were to receive D75,000 and D50,000 respectively as gains for their feats in the community-backed championship.In a final game ending 2-1 to Gunjur courtesy of controversial last-gasp penalty at the Independence Stadium, the South Coast outfit became the first side outside of the Greater Banjul to clinch the gong.Prize monies were due to be forked by sponsors FiBank immediately in the aftermath of the game, but teams couldn’t lay hands on the sums owing to the cacophony of noise, mainly from delighted supporters, triggering postponement of the impromptu presentation.Matters about the prizes have since subsided until murmurings about it gained momentum over the weekend prompting a clarification from the tournament organizing Committee’s Chairman Ba S. Jabbie.‘We intended to hold the presentation of prizes recently in Gunjur but it coincided with the holding of a political rally there. So we couldn’t hold it. But latest at least this week or by Thursday, teams will be given what is theirs,’ Jabbie, Tells Foroyaa Sport.
The late Phil Arnold spent hours poring over his hand-drawn work, a tiny portion of which came from his imagination. In John Talbot’s line of work, maps could be a matter of life and death.So when a few irregularities popped up on some local maps, it got Talbot’s attention. Those irregularities came from a longtime Vancouver mapmaker’s subtle sense of humor.An entry in this space a week ago noted how Phil Arnold spiced up his county atlases with nods to family members. Arnold, who died on Jan. 14 at age 96, would slip a few nonexistent roads into his maps, or add names of family members to some routes that officially didn’t have names. It was also his way of detecting copyright infringement.It brought back a lot of memories for Talbot, a retired emergency services official.Talbot said that the Jan. 23 “Off Beat” column reminded him of a few problems when the regional dispatch center implemented enhanced 911 and a computer-aided dispatch system about 20 years ago.“In developing the databases for these two systems, Sgt. John Dush from (the Clark County Sheriff’s Office) and I had to manually research and enter every roadway and intersection in Clark County into the system,” he said.They also had to designate which police agency, fire department or medical responder should be dispatched to a particular address.“As you can imagine, it was a big project and we relied heavily on Phil’s maps, as they were more accurate than the ones the county produced,” he said.
PORTLAND – The Oregon Zoo may soon be welcoming a litter of African lion cubs, its first in several decades. Officials say Neka, one of two female lions in the zoo’s Predators of the Serengeti habitat, is pregnant and could give birth within the next 10 days.Jennifer Davis, curator for the zoo’s Africa area, cautions, though, that it is Neka’s first pregnancy, and the birth of a healthy litter of cubs is no sure thing. “Naturally, we’re all excited,” Davis said. “But we know there’s a lot that could go wrong. Even if the birth itself goes smoothly, we don’t know how Neka will react to her offspring. Some lions don’t react well. We hope her nurturing instincts will kick in and she’ll take good care of them, but that doesn’t always happen, especially with first-time moms.”Keepers believe conception occurred in late May, when they (along with zoo visitors) observed breeding activity between Neka and Zawadi Mungu, the zoo’s male lion. The pregnancy was confirmed last month by researchers at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, who measured hormone levels in a fecal sample collected from Neka that had been submitted for analysis.Keepers report that Neka, though not noticeably pregnant to the casual observer, has put on some weight and seems to be a bit crankier as her due date approaches. She now has access to an off-exhibit maternity den to provide a private and comfortable birthing environment. Animal-care staff will be monitoring the expectant lion around the clock via a closed-circuit surveillance camera, but they’ll most likely be taking a hands-off approach.
Listen Supersonic commercial planes could cut travel time in half. You could fly from Houston to New York in about an hour, or from Houston to Dubai in just under nine. The problem? When a plane breaks the sound barrier it creates a sonic boom, a sound so loud and disruptive that the FAA has banned civil planes from flying that fast overland, and within a certain distance of the shore. But, over the past several decades, NASA has been developing technology to make softer sonic booms and bring supersonic transportation to the commercial industry. “NASA’s plan is to design the X-59 airplane, which will create quiet sonic booms,” NASA principal investigator, Larry Cliatt, said at a media event at Ellington airport. “We will fly that across the nation and different communities, to prove that we have the technology to make these lower sonic booms.”Most recently, NASA’s research for the X-59 project brought them to Houston’s airspace, where they tested out “quiet sonic thumps” in Galveston and measured the community’s reaction to the noise.“It’s reminiscent of the sound of somebody dumping a garbage truck, but you could tell that wasn’t it, it was just that sort of loud thump sound,” Galveston resident Craig Cahill, said. Others compared the sound to car doors slamming, thunder in the distance, and dynamite, while some said it made their windows rattle. “I dont think it’s much worse than if you get a hotel at Hobby [airport] at night,” said Frank Gonzales, who works at the McGuire-Dent Recreation Center in Galveston.But some residents didn’t even hear the noise. “I really haven’t experienced anything,” said Amy Hassel, a Galveston resident who works on The Strand.A Simulated SoundBut what they were hearing — or not hearing — wasn’t actually the sound of the X-59. “We don’t have our X-59 airplane yet,” Cliatt said. “We are designing that, and hope to be flying that in the next five years, so we need a way to kind of simulate what the quieter sonic booms will sound like, and that’s what we’re doing now.”To mimic the noise NASA expects the X-59 to make, F/A-18 research planes took off from Ellington airport and flew over the Gulf of Mexico. There, they did a special maneuver that created a sonic boom out at sea, but that arrived as a “quiet sonic thump” in Galveston. The aim was to measure how the community in Galveston responded to the sound, and to develop best practices for measuring community responses during future testing once the X-59 demonstrator aircraft is built. “It’s kind of a lessons learned or pilot program for the future community response tests that we will be doing,” Cliatt said. “Right now we’re learning how to recruit people; we’re learning how to communicate with the people that we’ve recruited; how to communicate with the community itself to let them know that we’re coming and placing these sonic booms in their community.”There were also noise sensors placed around Galveston to complement the data collected from residents.Katie Watkins / Houston Public MediaNoise sensors were set up in Galveston to complement feedback from residents. The Next StepsThe technology isn’t as far off as it may seem. In April, Lockheed Martin was awarded the contract to build the X-59, and last week they started building the first components of the plane. The X-59 will be a single pilot demonstrator aircraft, and by 2023, NASA hopes to start flying it over various communities in the US to measure their reaction to the noise, using the methods learned in Galveston. That data will then be provided to the FAA and the International Civil Aviation Organization to aid in how they craft future regulations regarding commercial supersonic flight. A few private companies are also developing their own quiet supersonic plane technology.“We’re talking about a future where people can spend less time traveling to their destinations and more time at those destinations, seeing family or working or visiting new spots. It’s a way to shrink the world, to shrink the globe, and it’s exciting to be a part of that future,” Jonathan Rathsam, a NASA research engineer, said. “Not everybody gets to fly to space, but many, many people in the country get to fly on aircrafts.” X Share 00:00 /04:03 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 2
SVF, East India’s largest entertainment company, has yet another reason to feel elated as Apple’s iTunes recently released its first ever Bengali music playlist, where all the songs are from SVF Music. The collection features 25 ultimate Bengali hits that will keep anyone hooked for two hours non-stop.iTunes’ Bengali Music features hits from films like Bolo Dugga Maiki, Yeti Obhijaan, One, Bojhena Shey Bojhena, Gangster, Besh Korechi Prem Korechi, Love Express, , Bindaas, Haripada Bandwala, Tomake Chai, Shona Bondhu, Zulfiqar and Yoddha. Some of the top artists featured are Arijit Singh, Shalmali Kholgade, Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani, Shaan, Neha Kakkar, Anupam Roy and Jeet Gannguli, among others.Mahendra Soni, Co-Founder and Director, SVF, said, “We at SVF have the vision to put Bengali Film industry on the global map. It feels great that Apple’s iTunes, in its inaugural playlist dedicated to Bengali songs, has chosen all songs from the SVF music catalogue.”
In December 1969, just four months after Woodstock, the Rolling Stones announced a free concert in San Francisco, following criticism by journalists and fans that the price of tickets on their ongoing American tour was too high. Little did they now that the following concert would mark an end of the Summer of Love era with a violent twist.As soon as talks of the free concert arose, predictions of hundreds of thousands of potential attendees started worrying the organizers. After two venues decided to pull out of the deal of hosting the concert, the band and its entire crew were forced to book the Altamont Speedway ― a motorsports race track located in a town called Tracy, in the San Francisco Bay Area.A woman carries a child through the audience at the Altamont Speedway prior to the free concert headlined by the Rolling Stones. Photo by William L. Rukeyser/Getty ImagesThe concert was scheduled for December 6th and besides Rolling Stones, it included popular acts such as Santana, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Cosby, Stills and Nash.Around 5,000 people arrived the day before and set up camp, waiting for what was deemed to be the Woodstock of the West Coast both by its size and its significance.Due to prior experience with the notorious motorcycle gang the Hell’s Angels, management of the Rolling Stones decided to employ its members as security for the concert. The bikers were paid $500 dollars worth of beer and were given unclear instruction on exactly how to act in security threatening situations.The Rolling Stones at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, July 2006. Photo by Severino CC BY 2.0To make matters worse, the stage at the Altamont Speedway was unusually low and was at the bottom of a slope, meaning that high front-of-stage security was necessary in order to avoid the crowd rushing on the stage.As approximately 300,000 people made the pilgrimage to attend the last concert of the Rolling Stones American tour of 1969, the situation soon spiraled out of control. An abundance of alcohol and drugs, mixed with an unfriendly atmosphere coming from the Hell’s Angels, caused clashes which sparked even more violence.Rolling Stones concert in 1976. Photo by Bert Verhoeff CC By SA 3.0During the concert, Meredith Hunter, a fan who was roughly pushed off by the guards when he tried to climb onto the stage, pulled out a gun in an irate move which cost him his life. Hunter was immediately tackled, beaten and stabbed to death by Hell’s Angels member and security guard, Alan Passaro.Apart from other mishaps, injuries and property damage, this became the central incident that sparked a great public debate and subsequently led to the dissolution of the hippie counter-culture which had by then reached its peak.New York Hells Angels patch. Photo by SliceofNYC CC BY 2.0After the dust settled, all of America was looking for an explanation. Meanwhile, the Rolling Stone’s lead singer, Mick Jagger, publicly denounced the actions of the Hell’s Angels and promised to never hire them or have anything to do with them again.Gran who was turned away from a Rolling Stones gig finally gets to see her idols 50 years laterThis sparked outrage among the biker gang members who felt that they were being used as scapegoats. Symbolically speaking, Jagger became the target of various critics after Altamont, as he and his band were partly blamed for the violence, but in the eyes of the Hell’s Angels, he became a target of retribution.In the meantime, a documentary film titled Gimme Shelter was released as a chronicle of the events at Altamont. The Hell’s Angels considered that the film portrayed them in extremely negative light, and became even more infuriated.Jagger (left) with Richards, 1972. Photo by Larry Rogers CC BY-SA 2.0In 2008, former FBI agent Mark Young came up with evidence that the Angels weren’t exactly ready to let the whole thing pass.Apparently, they didn’t take lightly that Jagger disowned them, so they devised a plot to murder the singer in his Long Island residence in New York. A group of men packed with guns and ammo was ready to lay siege to Jagger’s mansion, using a boat as their means of transport.Mick Jagger – The Rolling Stones live at San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy – June 10, 2003. Photo by Kronos CC BY-SA 3.0However, the attempt on Jagger’s life went under the radar in 1970, as it was foiled by a storm which almost caused the Hell’s Angel’s boat to sink. Luckily, their pirate raid had to be called off, as they were more worried about saving their own lives than claiming Jagger’s.Read another story from us: The Altamont free concert in 1969 featured the Rolling Stones and was intended to be Woodstock West but ended in crime and chaosFor more than 40 years the assassination attempt remained completely unknown but was discovered by the FBI as part of a much wider investigation regarding the biker gang and their criminal activities.When the story of the plot surfaced in the form of a BBC TV documentary, FBI at 100, Jagger and his representatives refused to comment.Nikola Budanovic is a freelance journalist who has worked for various media outlets such as Vice, War History Online, The Vintage News, and Taste of Cinema. His main areas of interest are history, particularly military history, literature and film.
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by By Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press Posted Feb 27, 2018 12:52 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 28, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Woman tells police Steve Wynn raped her in ’70s FILE – This March 15, 2016, file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. A woman has told police she had a child with Wynn after he raped her, while another has reported she was forced to resign from a Las Vegas job after she refused to have sex with him. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A woman told police she had a child with casino mogul Steve Wynn after he raped her, while another reported she was forced to resign from a Las Vegas job after she refused to have sex with him.The Associated Press on Tuesday obtained copies of police reports recently filed by the two women about allegations dating to the 1970s. Police in Las Vegas revealed earlier this month that they had taken the statements after a news report in January revealed sexual misconduct allegations against the billionaire.The allegations are the latest levelled against Wynn by women. He resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts on Feb. 6, less than two weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported that a number of women said he harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement.Wynn has vehemently denied the misconduct accusations the newspaper reported and he attributed them to a campaign led by his ex-wife, whose attorney has denied that she instigated the Jan. 26 news story.One police report obtained by the AP shows a woman told officers that Wynn raped her at least three times around 1973 and 1974 at her Chicago apartment. She reported she got pregnant and gave birth to a girl in a gas station restroom. The woman, the child of the accuser and Wynn, now lives in Las Vegas, according to the report.In one instance, the woman claimed that Wynn pinned her against the refrigerator and raped her. She said he then made a phone call, kissed her on the cheek and left. The report does not explain how Wynn is alleged to have entered the apartment or if they knew each other. The woman claimed she did not give him a key.The second police report shows a woman told police she had consensual sex with Wynn “several times” while she worked as a dealer at the downtown Las Vegas casino-hotel Golden Nugget, but “felt coerced to perform the acts.” She reported she was forced to resign when she turned him down.“In the Summer of 1976, Wynn approached her in the back hall and wanted her to go with him,” according to the report filed Jan. 29. “(S)he told him, “no”, she was done and had someone she was seeing. She was soon after accused of stealing $40.00 and forced to resign.”The women’s names are redacted on the reports, and police said they do not identify people who say they are victims of sex crimes.The Las Vegas case will not be investigated because the statute of limitations in Nevada is 20 years.Ralph Frammolino, spokesman for Wynn, on Tuesday declined comment on the latest allegations.Wynn Resorts is facing scrutiny by gambling regulators in Nevada and Massachusetts, where the company is building a roughly $2.4 billion casino just outside Boston. Regulators in Macau, the Chinese enclave where the company operates two casinos, are also inquiring about the allegations.In addition, groups of shareholders have filed lawsuits in state court in Las Vegas accusing Wynn and the board of directors of Wynn Resorts of breaching their fiduciary duties by ignoring what the lawsuits described as a longstanding pattern of sexual abuse and harassment by the company’s founder.___Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reginagarciakNO
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